Journey Abroad  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Related Areas:Balga's Dais
Palborough Mines
Windurst Walls
Related Mobs:Black Dragon
Grohm (H - 9)
Pius (J - 8)
Savae E Paleade (I - 9)
Uu Zhoumo (F - 7)
Mission:2 - 3
Min Level:18
Max Level:99
Grants Gil:3000
Reward:Rank 3
(Average from 54 ratings)
Items Required:Mine Gravel
Mythril Sand
Title Obtained:Certified Adventurer
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: The Davoi Report
Next Mission: Infiltrate Davoi
Last Updated: Fri Mar 30 07:38:18 2012

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Mission Orders

Visit the faraway nations of Bastok and Federation of Windurst and receive official recognition as an adventurer.


The guard sends you to talk to Halver in Northern San d'Oria. He needs you to help out at Bastok and Federation of Windurst embassies. You can do this in any order.


If you chose to start in Bastok, go speak with Pius in the office of the President. If you have done Federation of Windurst first, you will need to speak to the San d'Orian Consulate Savae E Paleade before going to see Pius.

You will be sent to Palborough Mines to get some Mythril Sand. First, check the Auction House to see if there are any Mine Gravel for sale. If so, buy it. If not, talk to Grohm in Metalworks and he will give you three Pickaxes. Just in case, you should buy some extras. They are sold by Boytz in Bastok Mines or at the Auction House.

Note: You must talk to Grohm to get a cut scene to be able to complete this mission.

In Palborough Mines at (F-7, first floor), you will find the Mythril Seam. Use the Pickaxe on the Mythril Seam until you get a Mine Gravel. (obviously you can skip this if you bought the gravel)

Once you get the gravel, find the Refiner on the third floor at (I-7). Trade the Mine Gravel to the Refiner and the machine will begin to work. Head to the machine on the second floor and pull the lever. You should receive an oz. of Mythril Sand. You can take a shortcut back to Bastok by jumping into the boat on the third floor.

Trade the Mythril Sand to Savae E Paleade.

Next, it's off to Federation of Windurst!

Next head to the ambassador in Federation of Windurst. He sends you to a tower in Windurst Walls to get a key. Zone into Heaven's Tower and speak to Kupipi to get the key and head off to Giddeus. At this point, you will need a full group. You can buy a map of Giddeus in Windurst Woods.

When you get to Giddeus you want to go to a burning circle located at G-12 in the southwest corner. Get ready for battle. Head into the circle and a dragon will appear. You need to defeat the dragon. After you do it, report back to the ambassador and then back to the guard and you gain rank 3 and 3,000 Gil.

Federation of Windurst

If Federation of Windurst is first, then you need to take a shield offering to Uu Zhoumo, the Yagudo NPC guarding the treasure room in the lowest part of Giddeus, then you have to fight Zhuu Buxu the Silent and retrieve 2 Parana Shields and trade them to the San d'Orian consulate. They tell you to go to Bastok next where you will get tossed around to different people until you are told to go into the mines. Go with a party to the 3rd floor and head towards the burnt spot on the map, and you will zone into the next part where you will find the burning circle. Then kill the Black Dragon and see the cutscene, head back to the San d'Orian consul in Federation of Windurst, they will complete you for their part and you just need to head on home to complete the mission.

Note that this mission is given in all three kingdoms, so you can group with anyone and still complete it.

Update Notes

As of February 14th, 2011, there is no longer a level cap restriction on the mission battlefield.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Journey Abroad Spoilers page.

Mission Series

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

This page last modified 2011-02-14 21:52:32.
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SandyRank3 Mission - Looking for party
# Apr 02 2010 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
I'm looking for help to complete this mission so, if anyone is doing this mission starting with Bastok and is also needing help send a /tell to Anjel im on Giglamesh server.

I have already been to Bastok and talked to consulate and Pius and Grohm just waiting to go to Palborough Mines to get sand as none at AH anywhere. Was told that i need a party to Mines and then fight dragon... I will be happy to run around Bastok with you lol

erm..i just noticed mistakes in what ive just written lmao

I have done the above mentioned but need to go to Palborough Mines to get Gravel and turn it into sand..there much better :) lol

oh and im 28whm/14blm if that helps (probably not as i think its capped at a certain level or something lol)

***Weeeee still no help lol***

Edited, Apr 2nd 2010 9:30am by SatansAnjel

Edited, Apr 2nd 2010 9:43am by SatansAnjel

Edited, Apr 3rd 2010 5:56am by SatansAnjel
Dragon help
# Mar 28 2009 at 5:46 AM Rating: Decent
I am at the end of the 2-3 mission and have been solo 26 War/13 Mon so far. Can I do this solo, or do I need others, and if so how do I get some help?
Help Wanted
# Feb 26 2009 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
If anyone is doing this mission, please let me know. My email is dan6920@yahoo.com. I am a 26 War/14 Monk in the Ifrit Server. Let me know if you want to get together!
Defeating the Dragon
# Feb 23 2009 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
Can I solo this being 26 War/13 Mnk?
Help needed
# Dec 13 2008 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
Hiya everyone. My name's Sinjoda and I was looking for a few friends on Midgardsormr to help me out with 2-3 Mission. I'm a level 41 Red Mage/ 20 White mage. And yes I'm looking for a party to do this with. So if you can offer any help please feel to email me at overlord_sinjoda@hotmail.com. Thank for your help and Have a great day. ^^
dragon fight
# Sep 13 2008 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
Hey I need help killing the dragon in giddeus my link is never on so i dont get much help, my name is Ashido and im on the ragnarok server so please help if you can.
Help is here!
# Jul 28 2008 at 12:46 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone on the Unicorn server, send a tell to Ayban and I would be happy to help... that is, if I am not already busy doing something.
need a party for fighting a dragon for rank 3
# Jul 15 2008 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
I am a whm21 and blm10. I would also like to know should i be at lvl 25 whm before i fight the dragon. And i need a party to defeat the dragon any replies would be appreciated.
need a party for fighting a dragon for rank 3
# Jul 15 2008 at 3:56 PM Rating: Default
Dont have to be 25 really. Easiest way to do this is bring a monk with you. Thats it lol. Have the monk voke the dragon, then attack kill the eye. 2hr (Hundred Fists) the dragon. Keep the monk alive. Probably wont need extra mp, but if you want to be extra careful buy a Yagudo Drink (1.8-2k gil) Good Luck!
# Jul 14 2008 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
Might need to talk to sandorian consulate first if you do basty first....
# Jul 07 2008 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
i have a problem... i bought some mine gravel in the auction house and went to the mines... without reading the guide i put the gravel in the machine on the second floor and i cant find the bottom half... what should i do?
You must talk with Grohm
# Jul 03 2008 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
**If you take BASTOK route first** verified that you have to talk to grohm regardless of whether you buy the gravel or mine it!
# Jun 30 2008 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
this was almost too easy... trio-ed it last night... probably could have duo-ed it just need someone to sleep the dragon, wail on the eye, then take the dragon out... i (mnk/war) popped my 2hr and the dragon was down in less than a minute
# Jun 21 2008 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
hello guys! i have a question a Sam 39 / War 18 can solo it???
# Jul 14 2008 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
its a 25 cap fight...
Need Help
# Jun 16 2008 at 6:55 PM Rating: Decent
I need to do the last part of this in bastok, i can't find anyone to party with. I'm on the pheonix server, so if you need this please send me a tell. I have the same name in the game.
# Jun 05 2008 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
Pius IS NOT in the President's Office itself. When you go inside the building, there are 3 doors. Pius is in the one that's on the RIGHT.
Searching in Phoenix
# Mar 25 2008 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
I'm looking for a party to finish this mission on the Phoenix server in Windhurst against the BCNM in Giddeus. I've been searching for about 3 days now. Can anyone help me? I have my main character Boomc as a 20WAR/10MNK and my secondary Goken as a 52PLD/26WAR. I know the cap is at 25 and my secondary is prepared. Send a tell to Boomc, I'm on from 6:00PM to 9:00PM PST. Please help me!
# Feb 28 2008 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
wel thats just s*it, i forgot to talk to halver first so ive just wasted 30mins of my life, i hate it when the game does things like this
Getting it together
# Feb 10 2008 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
If anybody on Leviathan is doing this let me know. Name is same. 24WAR/12MNK
Thanks for not telling everyone...
# Jan 20 2008 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
Whoever made this Walkthrough forgot one thing

Where they say "Head to Windurst Walls to get a key"

SHOULD SAY "Head to Windurst Walls, then enter Heavens Tower. From there you want to talk to Kupipi (SP?) to obtain the "Dark Key" Key Item which is needed to activate the Burning Circle to fight the dragon.

But apparently that's too much correct information.
# Jan 10 2008 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
For those who would like to do this mission on the HADES server.

I was going to do this mission January 17th, but not enough people contacted me. Please reply to this post if you want to do this mission and we will go when enough people are participating.


I have confirmed that these people will also be participating:

-Invincible (me) as 25 BLM/RDM
-Snowgalka as 25 WAR/MNK
-Demoncupid as 25 RDM/WHM

If you are interested in signing up for the mission on the Hades server, just leave a response to this post, and I will contact you on wednesday or thursday, when I play. You should be lv. 20-25 (mission caps at 25). We will also have to allocate a bit of time to do the windurst part for those who need that done. Try to get that done ahead of time if possible. Thanks!

Edited, Jan 11th 2008 4:54pm by InvincibleShield

Edited, Jan 14th 2008 7:19pm by InvincibleShield

Edited, Jan 18th 2008 1:39am by InvincibleShield
# Jan 08 2008 at 11:25 PM Rating: Decent
Hi i'm trying to start this mission, so i went to bastok first and this guide it says to talk to pius in the presidents office, but when i find him he is not in the presidents office at all and when i try to talk to him he tells me he is busy and to go away. So is there something i have to do before talking to him? or does this guide suck and i need to talk to someone else?
Journey to Windurst first
# Jan 06 2008 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
When you go to Windurst first, you have to go to Bastock after and kill a dragon... How many people are required to kill the dragon??

Edited, Jan 6th 2008 5:42pm by InvincibleShield

BTW anyone want to do this quest on the Hades server? I chose to do the Windurst one first and I am already in Windurst. Just waiting for my buddy to get to level 20 or so, which could take a week or two. Send me a tell if you see me online. My username is invincible.

Edited, Jan 6th 2008 6:13pm by InvincibleShield
My dad needs some help in the Sylph server
# Dec 13 2007 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
His name is Cohen and he's playing right now. He has tried killing it like 3 times, and he really wants to kill it. Could you just send a message to him or something?he is in sylph, lvl 25 dark knight w/ sidejob of warrior. 33 str

Edited, Jan 15th 2008 7:27pm by Izaacpaul
any1 to help
# Dec 07 2007 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
any1 need to do this i do too...loglobian bahamutha
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