Curses, Foiled Again!  

Start Area: Windurst Walls
Start NPC:Shantotto (K - 7)
Related Areas:Inner Horutoto Ruins
Outer Horutoto Ruins
Related Mobs:Shantotto (K - 7)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Bomb Ash
Bone Chip
Items Granted:Brass Rod
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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You need to bring Shantotto a Bomb Ash and two Bone Chips. Both drop in Horutoto -- the ash from balloons and the bone chips from skeletons.


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# Jan 17 2009 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
Im trying to do the warp II quest. does anyone know if this quest and the next one will gain me enough fame for the warp II quest? im lvl 46 with no d2...it sucks!! so if someone could help me with this it would be great! and do you need a certain amount of fame for this quest?
Horutoto Ruins maps
# Mar 15 2006 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
Are there maps for the ruins?
Horutoto Ruins maps
# Aug 13 2006 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Poppin' Balloons
# Mar 13 2006 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
47 posts
I picked up the bomb ash off of a balloon, and I bought the bone chips from the boneworking guild.

I recommend the southern tower in East Sarutabaruta (The one you go to for Mission 2). Bombs spawn frequently behind the three cracked walls, so they're easy enough to find.

I managed to take balloons down on a pretty consistant basis at level 8 Rdm w/ no sj. Note that I had all of my skills near their cap except for parrying.
# Aug 11 2004 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
235 posts
You can buy Bomb Ash in Bastok Metalworks, actually. Costs around 550 gil.
Where is NPC? =(
# Dec 05 2003 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
Where is Shantotto? =(
RE: Where is NPC? =(
# Jan 10 2004 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
303 posts
Shantotto is in Windurst Walls, in Shantotto's Manor...the brass rod is worthless though...level 12 whm/blm/shm weapon...sells for about 100 gil on Quet...
Results of the trap
# Nov 26 2003 at 8:52 AM Rating: Default
She casts curse on the guy outside-- which becomes another quest. You need to wait several days to be able to enable the second part of this questline for him to get sick from the curse.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 26 2003 at 8:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The reward isn't the best, but it's an easy quest. All of these items should be able to be purchased cheaply at the AH, including the "reward".
The spy?
# Nov 25 2003 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Any body found this "spy" she talks about after finishing the quest?
RE: The spy?
# Jun 05 2006 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
He is outside to the immediate south of the house. Turns out he is no "spy" at all, mearly a reporter. Remember him, he comes into play in later quests.
Finding the ruins
# Nov 23 2003 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
May be too late to help you, as you have already found your way in, but if you look on the maps, there are things that look like tree trunks. Each of these is an entrance to a different part of the ruins.
getting the items
# Nov 06 2003 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
You can just buy the bone chips from the bone craft guild. Then go to the inner ruins and kill ballons till they drop the ash. i recommend you have a lv 10 healer with you to make the ballons easier to kill.
Inner ruin access
# Nov 02 2003 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
How do you access the inner ruins? The entrance is elevated above the floor... is there another way? I have the bomb ash from the outer ruins already.
RE: Inner ruin access
# Nov 11 2003 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
It sounds like you are trying enter the ruins from the middle tower of West Sarutabaruta (not possible.) There are six Horutoto towers total, 3 in East and 3 in West Sarutabaruta. I recommend going to the south-east tower in East Sarutabaruta, I believe this is where the balloons are (in the side passages.)
RE: Inner ruin access
# Dec 15 2005 at 1:37 AM Rating: Decent
If you are going to farm the balloon's I recommend the Northeast tower. Its close to the entrence to the canyon.

I would not recommend that tower for anyone under level 20 or so however, the cardians are weak, but they do link. In addition that tower is NM heaven. 3NM's pop there on a reguler basis. Any can kill a low level player if they are not expecting a big fight.

If your higher level well the NM's are just a bonus if you run into them. A white mage can take them solo at around level 35 without much trouble.
As a level 44white mage I can take them with my staff and not even bother healing myself.

Though I tend to agree with some of the other posters. Just buy the ash. you will be able to afford it no problem at the auction house long before your strong enoght to take on balloons without risk.
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