The Rescue Drill  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Any gate Guard
Related Areas:La Theine Plateau
Ordelle's Caves
Related Mobs:Deaufrain
Mission:2 - 1
Min Level:8
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 2-2
(Average from 33 ratings)
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: Save the Children
Next Mission: The Davoi Report
Last Updated: Thu Jan 6 18:05:21 2005

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Mission Orders


Before you can get this mission, you need to have obtained some crystals to boost your standing. The guard sends you to La Theine Plateau to receive some rescue training. To get there go to the sw corner of West Ronfaure and zone into La Theine Plateau. Go to E-6 and speak with the NPC (Galaihaurat) He can be found on you map under the Eastern tree of the three trees shown in E-6 grid of your map; he will point in the direction of the ravine. Go to the right side of the ravine and speak with the NPC there. Then follow the train south and talk to the soldiers you see there.

They tell you that a soldier named Ruillont is lost in Ordelle Caves and give you directions on how to get there. Zone into Ordelle and Ruillont should be just to the left. He tells you that he lost his sword. Go back to the soldiers and get him a new one (random soldier has the sword). Trade it to Ruillont and go speak with Vicorpasse (outside the cave) to receive your "Rescue Training Certificate" (you must have the certificate to complete the quest). Afterwards, return to San d'Oria for your new rank.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the The Rescue Drill Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the San d'Oria nation mission series. The complete series includes:

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# Nov 09 2011 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
I received the sword from Equesobillot at the top of the ravine, had I known it was a regular Bronze Sword i would have just bought one with me to trade him.
Walkthrough edited
# Nov 09 2011 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
I updated the walkthrough a little to provide the position of said NPC on your map as well as name of said NPC since previous writer of walkthrough wasnt nice enough to give out the name
# Sep 24 2008 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
104 posts
If you can't find the guy look at the very top i think almost on the other side. I've done this quest 3 times (main, mule, and mule) its been him 2/3 times.
Another NPC
# Mar 01 2008 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
If you checked the five NPCs at the bottom and the two on the way up and none are giving you the sword, then get out of there and go around the chasm to the other side, find the spot that you can climb out, near the road. There is the eighth NPC there, I have verified today that he can have it.
Another NPC
# Nov 26 2008 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
Confirmed: Galaiharurat @ (E-6) can potentially have the sword for him.
Another NPC
# Aug 07 2008 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
362 posts
Naturally that would be the npc i need...
bad information
# Nov 01 2007 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
Hey would be nice if you would tell us where the <pos> of oredelles cave is and tell us who to talk to after we trade the swored :)
bad information
# Feb 28 2008 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
You want the chasm at F-6/F-7. If you're coming from sandy, follow the road south until E-6. There you will find the first soldier Galaihaurat. Go east and you'll start dropping down a few ledges and the chasm will be in front of you. The ramp down into the chasm itself is on the northeast side. All the way down you will pass more soldiers, and the entrance to Ordelle's Caves is in the far southeast end of the chasm. There are a total of 7 soldiers that could randomly have the sword; 5 within the chasm, 1 at the top of the chasm, and 1 out by the road @ E-6.
Very Top guy
# Oct 15 2007 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
Equillabent for me.
# Jun 10 2007 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
ok it was Deaufrain at F6 for me.
# Jun 07 2007 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
OMFG i was about halfway to the caverns (i suggest buying the map, it helps) and then i realized i hadn't activated the quest! >.<

good thing i always carry an instant warp scroll.


Do you ever just browse the internet, chatting and such, and accidentally press [TAB] to try to use the translator function? lmao i always do.
never donated crystals
# May 08 2007 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
hey im doing this mission now, but i never donated any crystals... should i still donate them even though i already got the mission???
# Mar 27 2007 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
lessahope is right, dont listen to that guy, I just did it, and my guy was at F6 Deaufrain, so its gotta be random.

Edited, Mar 28th 2007 3:31am by Seprroud
# Mar 17 2007 at 7:24 AM Rating: Decent
Don't listen to the last guy. It is a random soldier. I was doing this quest on my 2nd account & tried to follow his directions. They were WRONG. My guy to ask for the sword was Equesobillot.
# Mar 04 2007 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
thanks Galetien
# Apr 01 2008 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
It took you 6 hours?...
# May 08 2007 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
Not true, unless they changed it, i got it from Augevinne. :)
# Feb 19 2007 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
can someone tell me the pos of the gaurds i cant find them i've been goin south for a while
How Hard???
# Feb 04 2007 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
This was the hardest mission i've done so far. I died twice from poisen fungars. They aggro u so easily. I didn't even use any magic for an hour and they would still spot me from a distance. If anyone is going to attempt this make sure your atleast lvl 17-18.
How Hard???
# Sep 08 2007 at 5:06 AM Rating: Good
452 posts
I did it at level 11 easy, I went up on the ledges as far away from the Fungars as I could and didnt get agro once. If you have trouble with fungar agro use silent oils, because they agro to sound.

Casting spells has nothing to do with it, you were too close to them when you passed.
Level up first
# Nov 08 2006 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
Just finished this yesturday with Lv 14 Warrior...Tough...Real tough. I had to stay clear of the Poison fungars, and snippers. (Walked around the side of the cliffs, and a lot of waiting) But I did it. The soldier next to the captain had the sword...(thank God) I though for sure I would have to go all the way back up. I don't think I would venture down there again until I got to Lv 16-18 first. I need to level up more before I take on any more missions.
i donate crystals 2 who
# Nov 03 2006 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
I have finished rank 1-3 (Save The Childredn) but the Missions guy doesnt show my this quest. Lately i read that i have 2 donate a stack of crystals but to who???Plz any1 that can except this mission, who do i donate a stack 2.

PS: Plz give me the name and a describtion of where he is.THX
i donate crystals 2 who
# Nov 06 2006 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
You give the stacks to the gate gaurd that casts signet on you. I gave him two stacks, and I was all set.
A Helpful Link
# Oct 22 2006 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
1,179 posts
Incase you were still a bit foggy on how to complete this mission head to http://ffxi.cannotlinkto/questdb/453 . This describes the steps involved in a bit more detail. Hope this helps you out ^^
Change the mission info
# Aug 21 2006 at 1:41 AM Rating: Default
The guard isnt random Ive just had it confirmed from every rank 10 person on my LS the sword giver is the one up top.
Change the mission info
# Sep 30 2006 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
2,047 posts
I just did this with my San Dorian mule, it wasn't the one on top. I can't say it is random, but more than one NPC must possibily have the sword. I'm sorry that your rank 10 LS friends were either remembering wrong or having a strange streak of similarity.
Change the mission info
# Sep 30 2006 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
2,047 posts
Its great that everyone confirmed it, but I just did this with my sandorian mule. It wasn't the one on top.
# Aug 20 2006 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts

Edited, Aug 20th 2006 at 12:54pm EDT by Lordseph
wats going on, plz help
# Aug 19 2006 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
im trying to do this mission for my friend on the game, she done all she needed to do, and got up to gettting sword back, and now she taliong to all the soldiers (just went for a second round) and she not getting it :( please someone help me out on whats going on and why she cant
# Jun 01 2006 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
I am a 34 white mage from kujata how many missions can i do at this level soloing and where do you get all of the missions for 2-1 threw 3-1 please HELP ME!

Edited, Thu Jun 1 18:59:27 2006
# May 09 2006 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
can sum 1 help me in this mission? im still trying to find the knights in La Theine, but i cant find them any where... so can som1 help me with a loaction or directions, anythings fine, just please help...thanks
# May 09 2006 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
can sum 1 help me in this mission? im still trying to find the knights in La Theine, but i cant find them any where... so can som1 help me with a loaction or directions, anythings fine, just please help...thanks
# May 09 2006 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
heeey i am really stuck on this whooole mission, so many comments on what to do, very confusing, so can somebody pleeeeaaase walk me through this mission? BHY, im a lvl 13 mnk, is that good enuff for this mission?
# May 09 2006 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
heeey i am really stuck on this whooole mission, so many comments on what to do, very confusing, so can somebody pleeeeaaase walk me through this mission? BHY, im a lvl 13 mnk, is that good enuff for this mission?
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