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Start Area: Selbina
Start NPC:Isacio
Type:Job Related
Related Areas:Valkurm Dunes
Min Level:18
Max Level:75
Reward:Ability to Add a Support Job
(Average from 44 ratings)
Items Required:Crab Apron
Damselfly Worm
Magicked Skull
Last Updated: Tue Aug 10 01:45:17 2010

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You must prove yourself worthy before you can learn Isacio's fighting techniques.


Isacio, at G-10, asks you to prove yourself and learn some survival skills. To do so, you need to bring him three items:

1. Magicked Skull - Dropped by Ghouls, which spawn in Valkurm Dunes at night. Ghouls can also be found in Gusgen Mines, Jugner Forest, Buburimu Peninsula and many other places.

2. Damselfly Worm - Dropped by Damselflies in Valkurm Dunes.

3. Crab Apron - Dropped by Snippers in Valkurm Dunes.

Completing this allows you to use a support job.

This page last modified 2010-01-16 19:19:58.
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drops for apron?
# Mar 30 2004 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
I've been hunting snippers with groups from mid-14 to mid-16 and haven't gotten one apron yet! i have the worm and thats it for now. is the crab apron a rare drop?
Lucky day!
# Mar 26 2004 at 10:12 AM Rating: Excellent
2,878 posts
Heh, I was in the dunes this morning with a killer group, I was the only one without a sub. So... yea, they passed on the items, we got them all in 2 hours, and I went from 14 to 17. Lucky lucky morning!
dont sweat the skull.
# Mar 09 2004 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
i found that going to the mines was a good idea too. most of the people there are really helpfull to ya. of couse this might just be me, cause i healed someone while they were getting beat to death. mid way he added me and i loted for the skull, and he passed . said it was for saving his a**.
# Mar 01 2004 at 12:23 PM Rating: Default
I was in the Dunes on Feb 28th, in a good party.
we were killing crabs and aprons were dropping fairly well. and they decided to pull one ghoul and i won the lot on the skull. :-)

Now all i need is the Damselfly Worm.
Got the first 2 at lvl 13
tactics for ghouls
# Mar 01 2004 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
People need to realize that the secret to beating the ghoul is to use fire skill chains and have WHM cast cure II on it repeatedly. I was in a a group that killed 2 the other night at level 14. Its all about tactics. Unfortunately I keep throwing crappy lots. I will agree however that they are not easy to find. I think there are only two spawn points in the dunes. One int the cebter portion of the beach, and one in the oasis closest to the tumnnel. You can also see them joining the gob trains marhing into selbina tho. I have a crapload crab aprons tho. Too bad you can't trade them. I am so poor.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 26 2004 at 9:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Guy, this is to you down there who said this quest is ******* well i hope this might help, killing a ghoul is not easy, why not go to the maze with a party and kill ghouls there with a party, ther eare several spawning points..
#REDACTED, Posted: Feb 26 2004 at 7:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) this quest is a load of ********* i have been tryiong for FOUR days to get a ******* skull. ive only seen *1* ghoul the entire time and it aggro'd me when i wasnt even LOOKING for it, without a pt no less...
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 18 2004 at 4:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) something lurks in the deep holes of valkrum, i checked it out but got K.O'ed by a group of yagudo gangsters and lost 9200 xp! someone help, i need the goods!
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 18 2004 at 4:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 18 2004 at 4:21 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is obviously innacurate as i have scoured the trius mundus or "Holes" of the great Valkurum Sands and uncovered nothing more than a series of alchemical drawing advertising different brands of tarutaru clothing. Please do not post such useless messages in future.
Before 18
# Feb 11 2004 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
well thank you very much I'll start probably tomorrow when i hit 15 for thf and get treasure hunter ^^ thaks

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Before 18
# Feb 10 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Default
um someone earlier said he got items before starting quest...and it wouldnt let him...the guy wouldnt take the items...so can u or cant you get items beforehand?

Yes...you can collect the items before level 18 but you cannot give the items to Isacio (completes quest) until level 18.
# Feb 10 2004 at 1:23 PM Rating: Default
Don't continue to read if you're not looking to help :P .Alright, the low down is I'm a lvl 15 RDM and I have two of the three quest items, the worm and the apron. Now I have to grab a skull... Yea just that easy huh. Valefor is my world and San d'Oria is my home, Epicalx is the name. If any of you could look into the kindness of your hearts and help me get the ridiculously hard to find skull that would be great... Hmmm... Oh yea by the way, I want to do the quest early and I'm not sure if you can, there is probly a trick but I don't know it, though I already figured out how to start the rank two quests before lvl 20 ^^, just look me up in the game for details.Well if I made enough sense it would be great if someone lent me a hand or told me how to finish the early, thanks for your concern.
Before 18
# Feb 10 2004 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
um someone earlier said he got items before starting quest...and it wouldnt let him...the guy wouldnt take the items...so can u or cant you get items beforehand?
Good Luck!
# Feb 09 2004 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
I join up with a group of JP players about 3 lvl above me, I got both the Skull and the worm in less then one hour. There was one other player from Sweden who also needed the skull and worm, the first Ghoul gave up the Skull, he lotted 911 I lotted 940, first try. On the first Damselfly we go a worm, once again I lotted higher then the Swed. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. I stay with the group untill the Swed got both also.
Took 5 minutes
# Feb 07 2004 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
With a party of levels 30-40 (and me at 18) took us a whole 5 minutes to get the skull inside the gusgen mines. Don't see what is the difficuilty here.

Edited, Sat Feb 7 15:09:44 2004
Drop Quest?
# Jan 31 2004 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
OK so there is no way to get out of the mhaura quest after talking with the old hag? im stuck with the crap quest after i gained all the stuff for the selbina one? there is no way to drop a quest?
Any help would be great
Drop Quest?
# Jan 31 2004 at 6:43 AM Rating: Default
OK so there is no way to get out of the mhaura quest after talking with the old hag? im stuck with the crap quest after i gained all the stuff for the selbina one? there is no way to drop a quest?
Any help would be great
Support Job Question
# Jan 20 2004 at 9:20 AM Rating: Default
do you get the passive abilities of your support job?

like if i had a lvl 30 war and a lvl 10 ninja would i have dual weild?
RE: Support Job Question
# Jan 22 2004 at 9:21 AM Rating: Default
Yes. You do get the abilities. So you would have dual wield. (If you want a warrior for main job though, have a monk as a support. You should also equip the hand-to-hand weapons.)
RE: Support Job Question
# Feb 03 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
So does this mean that you ONLY get the passive abilities? Someone said that all you don't get from the sub-class is thier 2-hour ability, everthing else is still gotten.

Answered my own question. The only thing you don't get is the 2-hour. You do gain all of the other abilities.

Edited, Fri Feb 27 10:38:39 2004
Don't sweat the skull
# Jan 19 2004 at 11:10 PM Rating: Good
As others have mentioned, your best bet is to collect the apron and the worm in Valkurm Dunes, and then go to Gusgen Mines to pick up the skull. I was able to hang out in the mines killing decent challenge skeleton warriors with my "Looking for party" tag up until a nice higher level person offered to help me out. I was able to get this in one day, though since you're at the mercy of other people's kindness, it may take you longer. Maybe I lucked out.
whats wrong?
# Jan 18 2004 at 10:28 AM Rating: Default
ok i collected all 3 peaces while i was leveling up to level 18.(selbina quest) now when i talk to him to give him the peaces he asks if i have hte worm then stops talking. wtf is goin on? can i NOT have hte peaces early?
RE: whats wrong?
# Apr 26 2004 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Did you trade the worm to him? If not, do so, and he'll ask for the next item.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 09 2004 at 12:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) just a suggestion but a drg/war would be way better for a character. just my opinion though.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 30 2003 at 5:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Get a higher level friend to help, don't read all this crap
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 13 2004 at 3:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) or better yet, why don't you just have a friend play the game for you, too?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 01 2004 at 6:38 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It is near impossible to do that. I have tried asking high level players to help so far I got:
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 09 2004 at 10:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lol believe me, it is worth it. ya you really shouldnt jus ask anyone though, find a linkshell group you like or see if anyone on your friends list can help. Its a much better (and fun >.<) way of doing it, thats the kinda thing that linkshell groups are for XD.
lots of luck
# Dec 24 2003 at 10:34 AM Rating: Good
Finally get it done last night, full group with a THF, RDM, WHM, WAR. We have lots of luck for this quest, toke us 45 min to 1 hrs, and I have eveything I need. :)

Excellent group, thanks for the help.

Happy Holiday to u all
Treasure Hunter
# Dec 23 2003 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
1,576 posts
When forming a group for Ghoul hunting. Try to have a thief lvl 16+ in the group. Their treasure hunting ability greatly increases the probably of a skull dropping.

Just an FYI, Thiefs get Treasure Hunter at lvl 15.
# Dec 19 2003 at 1:30 AM Rating: Default
Im lvl 18 i have the 3 items...
But the old man only says to me, hello kid, im an old man leave me be... something like that..., and he doesnt accept my items...

In mhuara the old lady asks me for the wild rabbit tail...

What can i do?
# Dec 19 2003 at 3:44 AM Rating: Decent
you talked to the person in Mhuara so that means you've taken that quest. you can only do one or the other, so now you're committed to doing the Mhuara subjob quest.
Switching Subjobs???
# Dec 18 2003 at 4:27 AM Rating: Default
Quick Question on subjobs... Say I am a warrior and I take on a monk subjob at lvl 18. Once I hit lvl 30 I don't want to have a monk subjob, but would rather have a Dragoon subjob (thus being a War/Drg). Can I do that, or once I choose a subjob, must I keep it forever?
RE: Switching Subjobs???
# Dec 20 2003 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
you can always change your subjob just like you can your main job, but just so you know you probably don't want to sub dragoon cause you loose the wyvern if you set it as subjob.
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