ACP6 - Those Who Lurk in Shadows (II)  

Start Area: Fei'Yin
Mission:6 - 1
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Title Obtained:
Items Granted:Azure Key
Mark of Seed
This Quest requires A Crystalline Prophecy
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: ACP5 - Those Who Lurk in Shadows (I)
Next Mission: ACP7 - Those Who Lurk in Shadows (III)
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Mission Orders

Your quest takes you to Qu'Bia Arena, but the otherworldly force of the crystal bars your path. Only by harnessing its power for yourself may you gain entry!


You need to collect nine Seed Afterglows in 30 minutes. The Seed Afterglows are targetable spots like the ???s used in other quests, but they move around. When you check them, you will get a message in the dialogue window indicating that you found a colored facet, but you will not receive an inventory or key item. On the upper level map, there is an Afterglow in each of the four main rooms. You will find Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green facets on this map. Four more Seed Afterglows are found on the lower level map. There is once Seed Afterglow in the main room. The other three are found behind random Cerment Doors to the south, southwest, and west of the main room. The facets found on the lower level are White, Cerulean, Silver, and Gold. The ninth Afterglow is on the upper level. It can be found at (E-7)/(F-7) or (F-6)/(F-7). This will give you the Blue facet.

Once you have all nine facets, you will be allowed to chose from the Mark of Seed or an Azure Key. If you chose the Mark of Seed, you will need to proceed to the Burning Circle in Qu'Bia Arena to get a cut scene and start the next mission. If you chose the Azure Key, you may use it to open the coffer in Neptune's Spire.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Those Who Lurk in Shadows (II) page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the A Crystalline Prophecy mission series. Other missions in the series include:

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# Jan 28 2010 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
Watch out when u get the Silver seed. We opened the door to the emblem to meet a nice NM named Sluagh just waiting to slaughter our party of 4. It's at F-8, and is quite a Banshee. Wiped our party so we had to start over again.
# Jan 28 2010 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
I got a message saying "The glow of the MArk of Seed flickers and dims ever so slightly..."

Is this a time mark indicator? And if so, how often does it display the message? It seemed roughly 10 minutes. Someone please verify this if correct.
# Nov 16 2009 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
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You have to get the colored Facets in a certain order. Which is 1-9 or you can't choose the mark or the seed or the Azure key. I ended up doing this twice before I figured it out.

Edited, Nov 16th 2009 5:46pm by rasputsin
# Sep 02 2009 at 8:48 PM Rating: Default
Pick the Mark of Seed if you need the fight... ffs the info is so vague on here.
# Apr 24 2009 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
Ok I have gotten all 9 colors and I chose the Azure Key, then I went to the Tenshodo and used it to open the chest, but all i got was a steel ignot. Now I can't re-collect the colors or enter the BCNM arena in Fei Yin, I can't restart the mission in Quifim by the ??? please help me out!!! how do I restart this mission so i can get the 9 colors again in order to get the Mark of Seed?
Please Help Me Out! There is no reputable information on the internet regarding this
# May 03 2009 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
Just zone out and zone back in, the timer doesn't start until you touch the first one.
# Apr 20 2009 at 6:07 AM Rating: Decent
what are the locations of the seeds? i cant seem to find them all.
Mark of Seed vs. Azure Key
# Apr 19 2009 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
Okay in case the comment about choosing one or the other confused anyone else, here's the scoop per another source...

If you choose the Mark of Seed, you can take that directly to Qu'Bia Arena and initiate the battle (but you probably want to be ready with a full 75 party -- I hear the mobs there aren't pushovers like the Seed Mandragoras). If you choose the Azure Key, you take it to the Tenshodo HQ in Lower Jeuno and open a Treasure Coffer, which I believe yields... the Mark of Seed. Then you wait until Japanese midnight before you can start the Qu'Bia battle. If anyone can confirm this (if they've got time to waste getting the Azure Key and waiting a while) we'll all know for sure but I haven't yet heard anything advantageous about getting the key.
# Apr 17 2009 at 5:24 AM Rating: Default
this has got to be the most annoying mission so far. i had gotten all 9 but where the f@@k is mark of seed or azure key can some one explain this ****.

Edited, Apr 17th 2009 9:27am by gaiaxzero
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