A Testing Time  

Start Area: Windurst Walls
Start NPC:Any Gate Guard
Related Areas:Tahrongi Canyon
Mission:2 - 2
Min Level:25
Max Level:75
Reward:Rank 2-3
(Average from 18 ratings)
This Mission is Skippable
Previous Mission: Lost for Words
Next Mission: The Three Kingdoms
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Mission Orders

Assist the Aurastery's School of Magic in the selection of the venue for their next skills test. They want to record the number of monsters you can hunt at a specific area, in a set number of days, to fairly standardize their skills test.


If you donate 4 stacks of crystals to a gate guard you can skip this mission.

After talking to the gate guard head to the Aurastery and talk to Moreno-Toeno. The Minster wants to test his students in Tahrongi Canyon, but he needs a benchmark by which to compare his students to adventurers such as yourself. You are to directed to Tahrongi Canyon to exterminate as many monsters as you can in 1 hour. This is a TIMED mission and you have to be quick getting there. Warp or a Scroll: Instant Warp is a good idea to have.

Try to exterminate 30+ monsters in less then a hour AND make your way back to the Aurastery. This is a cumulative mission - so more the merrier! In other words, having more people CANNOT hurt your chances in finishing this quest on time. When you are finished, go back to Moreno-Toeno to complete the mission.

The following are transcripts and videos from the mission A Testing Time.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Windurst rank series. The complete mission series includes:

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# Jan 10 2004 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
Did this mission at 18, soloing, no problem. Took ten min to run to canyon, killed 34 monsters in 30 min, then ran back and had 10 min to spare.
# Jan 04 2004 at 12:50 PM Rating: Default
hi, when i have accepted this misson can i skip it anyway? or does it only works if i had not accepted it?
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 04 2004 at 8:28 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OK PEOPLE...
# Jan 04 2004 at 3:22 AM Rating: Default
I got 43 kills with 2 hours left....i even stopped and helped some ppl that were getting killed....but just a note,dont go after and decent or so takes to long.....i killed 4 easy and it took me a bit...>< i did this at 22 and then i went back to the gate and it wated me to do it again but in bubu....i think i'm gonna skip bubu's but i also wonder am i to low of a lvl to get the next mission?

22 THF/11 WHM
# Jan 02 2004 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
I completed the first part of the mission when I was lvl 17 thf. I was soloing (sneak attack was doing the trick...)
I didn't warp or use chocobo and killed 25 mosters. So the first part should be easy.
did-it in 4
# Dec 26 2003 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
me and other 3 LS did-it in a joke to waist some time...
we staied in Canyon about 20 mins, got back faster then need-it

94 kills total

a 23 lev monk
a 19 lev rdm
a 20 lev whm
me- lev 20 thief/5 monk

it was realy fun... a complete slaughter... hahaha

it should be an easy one for a 20 lev malee orientated...

i killed by myself with only 2 cure II on me ober 30 in 20 mins :)
just kill the small things... don't do for exp and it should be realy easy
Number of monsters
# Dec 24 2003 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
I did this mission again in pennisula after passing the first mission with 59 kills, The first time I did it I was level 22, the 2nd time I was level 31. I think the number required to finish is directly related to what level you are. I failed the 2nd time with 79 kills.
# Dec 23 2003 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
I did this at level 20 and killed 32 before going back and it said I overtly over did it and I had to gain some skillbefore trying again..So I do think level matters.
Rank Req
# Dec 18 2003 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
I know that the ONLY requirement for this mission is rank 2.25, as for level that all depends. Level 22-23 solo(min). And in a party I wouldn't be surprised if a good party of level 12-14 would do this mission very easily. So giving this mission a level requirement should be 1, because if you were to do the other missions, and switch to a level 1 Job, he would still give you the option to do the mission.

There should be a RECOMENDED min solo level for every mission/quest, in the stats window so people wont argue about what the min level should be!

- Ragnerok -
- Mithra -
- lvl 22mnk/11war -
Min level wrong
# Dec 14 2003 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
870 posts
I took it at level 21.

# Dec 07 2003 at 4:51 AM Rating: Default
Minlevel for this quest is not 25... I am level 22 and receieved the Tahronghi portion of this mission...

I would say the requirements are rank 2.5+ and level 20+
RE: minlevel
# Dec 16 2003 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
I just picked it up at level 14. Rank was about 2.5 or so. Gonna grab a friend and do it :)
RE: minlevel
# Dec 08 2003 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
I was 16 when this was one of the options at the Gate House, have not tried to take it but it was listed :)

17 Red Mage
6 White Mage
# Dec 06 2003 at 1:34 PM Rating: Default
can someone tell me are if there any benefits for completing these tests? i know there are more than on test also...

so far all ive read is u get some rank points...and i completed the first test with my points maxed for rank 2 (cuz i dontated alot of crustals). i waas hoping to become rank 3 but i got nothing...will doing more tests be of any benefit or should i just start the 3 kingdoms thing
re: information
# Dec 03 2003 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Guy that was a warrior/monk with a lvl 17 rdm: You say you used "instant warp scroll". I thought only whm could warp.

What does "mob" mean? Linked monsters?
Tarutaru Rank 6
RDM95 WHM71 BLM 71 BST41
RE: re: information
# Dec 03 2003 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
err. I mean blm
Tarutaru Rank 6
RDM95 WHM71 BLM 71 BST41
RE: re: information
# Dec 04 2003 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
Try rereading his post:
(instant warp scroll)
RE: re: information
# Dec 04 2003 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
I tried. What are you pointing me to? Is it "warp" vs. "instant warp"? What's an instant warp scroll? Does it allow you to warp without being a black mage?
Tarutaru Rank 6
RDM95 WHM71 BLM 71 BST41
RE: re: information
# Dec 08 2003 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
45 posts
Correct - the "instant warp" is sold via the War Wizards for Conquest Points (I believe 1500, under "common items"). It is usuable by anybody as far as I know; as a Red Mage I can use it (I also can use the instant reraise scoll bought there).

17 Red Mage
6 White Mage
# Dec 02 2003 at 9:46 AM Rating: Default
I have done both the first and second iteration of this mission, the first in Tahrongi Canyon killing pretty much everything that moved. I was a level 22 Warr/11mnk at the time and had a 17 rdm with me and killed 47 mobs and made it back (instant warp scroll) with 8 hours to spare.
The second part was in Bub Peninsula and myself (at 24/12 now) and a 20thf/10mnk went in and killed 80 monsters and still made it back in plenty of time. Now am on the third iteration and its back to Tahrongi Canyon, I was hoping for Merphatud Mountains but oh well.

To the "Why Fail" guy: You start the mission at 4:00am then you must turn back in the doll between 3:00am and 4:00am, its my guess you waited till after 4:00am to finish it and were to late.
# Nov 29 2003 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
I donated less than 20 crystals to get mission 4 and once I finished mission 4 I donated about 6 crystals to enable this mission, you dont need 20+ crystals to enable it, but if ya wanna skip it, then ya you will need 20+ crystals.

I would suggest just buying earth crystals weather you want to enable this quest or skip it sicne earth crystals are sold for like 10 gils each sometimes.
# Nov 29 2003 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
I kill 37 creatures in 30mins... when back and he told me I am early by 5 hrs. Then I waited... to 2hr, then finally, he said I failed.

I dont get it... And specific mobs to kill? Cause I only kill Rarab, Pym, crawlers, Dhamel, sapling, bees.
# Nov 23 2003 at 12:14 PM Rating: Default
Has anyone gotten a 100+ kills? I'm wondering if there's a reward besides rank points. Plus... are the rank points you get tied to the number of kills you get?

I was able to pass this mission with just 19 kills... but that was the 2nd time i PASSED it in the canyon. The first time I passed with 31 kills. THen i went to bubu with 55 kills with another party. Then back to canyon for the 19... because i did not have enough rank points to get the Three kingdoms mission offered to me.

But even still... i wonder if there's a reward for being an uber mob-killa.
"Min. level definitely not 25"
# Nov 19 2003 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
278 posts
it's possible to do this mission at a much lower level than 25.. *with a party*. a friend and i did it when he was a lvl 13 whm and i was a lvl 16 blm, and we had the help of a 14 rdm and 17mnk. our party racked up 63 kills in the canyon and made it back with plenty of time to spare. so just get yourself a group together, and you'll have to trouble at all :)
# Nov 12 2003 at 5:39 AM Rating: Default
Min Level definitely not 25. I tried to do it today and try to kill 30+, (Killed 32) But Missed the timelimit. It won't offered to redo it immediately so you have to wait for some time.
RE: >_<
# Jan 31 2004 at 6:43 AM Rating: Default
If you miss the time limit you just have to zone and talk to a gate guard again. They will offer the same mission to you. You go back get your doll and be off on your merry way
# Nov 08 2003 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
This mission may be offered at Rank 2.
RE: ....
# Aug 27 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
367 posts
Lol, I killed 92 just goofing off with my lvl 41 whm/blm combo. Killed 2 more by poison but apparently they didnt count.
RE: ....
# Nov 10 2003 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
You can get this mission after completing the Lost for Words mission and before the Three Kingdoms mission. I think the only requirements is that you have to reach a necessary level of rank points (from donating crystals to a gate guard).
I suggest being at least Level 20 before trying this mission on your own (solo) since you'll have to go to different regions throughout the quest (and having a chocobo license - level 20 requirement - will make things easier). The first region will be in T. Canyon and the second region would be the B. Peninsula .. don't know after that. Hope this helps ..

- Aleckz
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