On the command of Zubaba, the head lady-in-waiting, you are to journey beneath the central magic tower of the Horutoto Ruins. There, you are to report to the facility managed by Heavens Tower, which protects the talisman that seals Castle Zvahl. Render whatever assistance is necessary.
After talking to the gate guard head to the Heaven's Tower again to meet the Star Sybil's handmaiden Zubaba. She explains that she wants you to travel to the tower in East Sarubaruta and open a the 3 Mage Gate. You can do the "Making the Grade" quest from Fuepepe (Aurastery, Windurst Waters) for the ASPIR scroll at the same time (well WORTH it). Your party MUST consist of at least one of EACH of the following: Black Mage, White Mage and Red Mage.
Go to the north-eastern Horutoto tower and hug the wall to your right to find the Cracked Wall (G-8). Go inside and go through the east door in D-10. Head down to the strange looking gate at H-9. There are 3 colours on the floor: White, Red and Black. Each mage must stand in the middle of each circle and the door will open. Once the door is opened, keep going past through the fake walls at H-8.
Wendigos there drop the test answers for "Making the Grade" quest. Go into the "Gate of Light" for a cutscene with the highest ranked cardians.
You might also have to bring three Rusty Daggers dropped from Wendigos.
Head back to Heaven's Tower to finish the mission.
To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Written in the Stars Spoilers page.
This mission is part of the Windurst rank series. The complete mission series includes:
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Edited, May 28th 2009 11:33am by clairetran
On a side note, I would like to say that I'm originally from San d'Oria, I got rank 10 so switched for more gil. I HATE windurst missions and the city itself, don't know why...
Edited, Jan 17th 2008 12:22pm by fungamer
Edited, Jan 17th 2008 12:22pm by fungamer
I recently got Smn to 56 and needed to get my toraimarai canal key/coffer. when i heard mention of giving a rolanberry to recieve the portal charm i thought i'd already done it >.< but heading to the 3 mage gate and found that i didnt have the Portal Charm (It will show up in your Permenant Key Items if you do have it)
Im rank 6 in windy and 3-2 is one i had skipped, luckily i hadnt accepted 6-1 so i could do 3-2 :) I spoke to Ropipi at the heavens tower 'front desk' and then went to the next floor, spoke to Zubaba (she will moan about adventurers always being late). Then i had to go buy some Rusty daggers (lv1), only one on Windy AH so got my husband to grab me the last 2 from Jeuno/Whitegate AH. Go trade the daggers to Zubaba and then go talk to Ropipi again. Trade her a Rolanberry and you should get the Portal Charm.
This one might be a big problem if you are from another nation >.< I've been trying to do the alternative access quests (Toraimaroi Turmoil) and not getting very far.
I also recommend that you try and do the map quest as early as possible in your lvling career, there are 4 mini quests based in Mhura and u have to wait about 8 hours between each one. Starts with 'Rycharde the Chef' http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/quests.html?fquest=163
Hope this helps anyone that has to get into this area.
The gate guards offer you a choice of missions. If they do, just select this Mission. If they don't, and instruct you to go to Heaven's Tower, it means that you've already chosen a mission at some point.
Enter Heaven's Tower, go to the door across the room.
Inside that room is another door to the left, bathed in light.
Past that door are stairs winding upwards.
At the top of those stairs is a teleport back down, and a path to the left.
Take the path to the Star Sybil's chamber.
If you haven't come here before, you will get a CS about the mission you chose at the gate guard, and an option to accept or decline the mission.
If you decline it, you can then go back to the gate guard, and choose the mission you wanted.
If you don't get a CS, or option to accept/decline, it probably means you already accepted a new mission, and need to complete that before you can choose another.
The first objective is if you are doing the missions in order and have NOT done Mission 3-3 yet. If you do the mission this way you will receive the Charm of Light from Zubaba on the second floor of Heaven's Tower in the structure. From there proceed to the Horutoto Ruins and goto the 3 mages gate and make sure you either have someone with you that has a portal charm or a WHM, BLM, and RDM to open the door. Once through the door, proceed to the Gate of Light at (G-7) to receive a cutscene. From there warp/escape out and return to Zubaba to complete the mission. You DO NOT receive the Portal Charm after completeing this objective. If you are after the portal charm, you have to go back to the gate guard and re-activate the mission again (since it is repeatable) and then you will get the second objective.
The second objective occurs if you are doing the mission for a second time or if you initially skipped this mission and now are comming back for the Portal Charm. After accepting the mission, goto Heaven's Tower and talk to Zubaba and she will talk about cleasing the Holy Tower and bringing her back proof of your deeds. Trade 3 Rusty Daggers to her and she will thank you for your efforts and you will hear the mission completion music. Go down and trade a rolanberry to Kupipi and you will receive a cutscene where she expresses her gratitude to you for the gift and in return she gives you the Portal Charm.
This information comes from experience where I had skipped the mission and was Rank 6 then went back to get the Portal Charm and received the second objective, whereas I was helping my girl and her mom after they changed to Windy were doing the missions in order and they received the first objective then after reactivating the mission received the second objective and the Portal Charm upon completion.
I hope this post and information helps anyone who is confused why they did or didnt get the Portal Charm and why or what they need to do to get the key item.
Edited, Nov 28th 2006 10:35pm by BIayden
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I just finished 3-3, bought 3 Rusty Daggers and accepted 3-2, thinking that since I skipped it I could be lazy and not have to go to the three mage gate.
Well, I'm rank 4, and I still get the original mission. She doesn't want my daggers.
use that key item in windurst walls, and enter the zone. you should only need sneak while inside the canal. you'll hug the right wall and head down the lower level (where pugils are) and make a left at the next 3-way intersection you see (or you'll find a dead-end with some nasty slimes). you should end up back on the first map. after heading west and a little south, you will find an stairway to head back to the upper level. after that, just go north and west and you'll find the zoneline.
after zoning, hug the right wall and you'll find gate of light.
Edited, Wed May 17 17:04:42 2006
First talk to any gate guard and take the misson yes it can be skipped
you will be sent to Heaven's Tower . Inside the tower talk to Kupipi; then head upstairs and talk to Zubaba. She will tell you to head to the ruins, follow the directions from walkthrough
After you check the Gate of Light and get your cut scene you are almost done
If you are high enough try and get the test answers
There is a Portal that takes you back outside the sealed portal doors or have your BLM cast escape if you can
Go Back to Heaven's tower and talk to Zubaba again
as far as the portal charm goes after you have finished the mission just trade Kupipi a rolenberry and you get the portal charm
hope it helps
Edited, Wed May 3 02:03:59 2006
Edited, Wed Apr 26 23:03:39 2006
Do the mission. Return and talk to the taru who gave you the mission. Go downstairs and talk to Tayaya. (She behind Kupipi). She will tell you Kupipi likes rolanberries.
Go to Kupipi. Do not talk to her. Just trade a rolanberry. She will then thank you and give you your charm.
I wonder if I can activate this mission then go in from Windurst Walls and work my way back to get the cutscene and complete the mission, as opposed to entering the 3 mage door...
Jobs: 66 WHM, 60 BLM, 25 SMN, 29 BRD, 15 THF
AF: WHM, BLM
Crafts: Cooking:60, Clothcraft:53, Goldsmith:15, Wood:2, Leather:4, Bone:19, Fishing 1
Also, I had already traded a rolanberry to that cute little Kupipi after an earlier mission-wission. Aftaru talking to the head lady-in-waiting at the end of this mission, I talked to Kupipi, like I usually do when I'm passing through. She gave me the portal charm for the mage gate. w00taru!
ok, I traded her a rolanberry and she says that she might have a gift for me sometime...thats it.... no portal charm just that...wth?
Edited, Tue Aug 9 10:51:01 2005
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