Submitted by:KallistiBRC
Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Raifa (D - 6)
Related Areas:Gusgen Mines
Related Mobs:Raifa (D - 6)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:5000
(Average from 31 ratings)
Title Obtained:Cerulean Soldie
Items Granted:Dragon Chronicles
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Raifa wants you to exterminate an ecological threat, and bring her evidence of the feat.

In-Game Text


Before attempting this quest ensure you have one designated leader that everyone will follow so that the alliance works as one big team. This is essential for the success of this mission. Make sure you have a full alliance!!!

Reifa is located in the Steaming Sheep Restaurant. Talking with Reifa he will tell you of an infestation in the Gusgen mines. His group (V.E.R.M.I.N.) is in charge of clearing out the mines, and he requests your help to clear the mines. Reifa informs you that you should meet up with Degga either at or in (he doesn't say which) the Gusgen mines for more information on the quest.

Go to Gusgen mines and talk to Degga. Degga will apply an oil that level limits you to 20 and makes it so that anyone without the oil cannot cast spells on you (no heals, buffs, etc. unless they have to oil also).

After speaking to Degga and everyone in the alliance has the level cap, proceed north to the first intersection. Take the west corridor (VERY IMPORTANT)!

The west corridor will have mostly ghouls and bandersnatches. Fight these allong the way to ensure you do not train them all the way to the ??? or you will die.

This corridor has only one path to follow, it will veer to the right (to the North). Continure following and clearing the mobs until you reach the most northern part of the passage. You will now be in the large room at the northmost part of the map high up on a platform. If you are not on the platform, you have not taken the correct corridor!! On this platform, go a few steps EAST to locate the ??? (LOCATION G-6 FIRST FLOOR). There will be about 5-6 ghouls and 2-3 bogies. Clear these bogys and search for the ???. The ??? are easy to find because they are located on a CHEST in the middle of the deck. When all the mobs are clear, and everyone is buffed and medded, have the main alliance TANK touch the ??? - DO NOT allow any other player to touch it first as they will instantly get the hate. Once the two NM's are dead, make sure that EVERYONE then touches the ??? to complete the quest. Now you get to fight your way back out!


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Done It Once...
# Jan 20 2008 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
So if this is on my quests list and I have it completed...how would I cancel this quest without actually doing it...?
Still want to know if this is soloable
# Aug 21 2007 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
Can a pup/war do it with NPC? as the pup/war, u take hate, let the automation heal you, and use the npc for extra DD.. seems reasonable :p
No solo for smn ,_,
# Nov 16 2006 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
I tried to solo this with Astral Flow action... but it seems SE did something with the slimes, they didn't even bat an eye at 325 from Ramuh. When I took off running they were both on my heels and killed me before I got off the wooden deck.

It sucked.
Just did this
# May 15 2006 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
Just did this with 5 people, SMN, SMN, WHM, BLM, WAR took 3 minutes to get there and about 2 seconds for the puddings, easyest 900 exp ever.
bastok eco warrior easy!
# Jan 28 2006 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
All you need for this quest is two Sumoners, maybe a Tank or DD, and some higher level to escort you.

We just did this quest with 7 people, three of them were summonors.

Within two astral flows, one of the puddings was dead and another was at 1% of it's health. I think it took less then 10 seconds. It's also easy to get to the Puddings. We had an escort of two higher level paladins getting there though so that part didn't concern me, but we got there very fast.

I've done all three of the eco warriors now and this was the easiest!

Edited, Sat Jan 28 01:04:25 2006
easy as....pudding..
# Jun 03 2005 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
i'd say getting there is harder than the actual fight...all in all worth it though, sandorian eco war is better in my opinion
# Jun 02 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
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Can I solo this? I think all the mobs in Gusgen are sneak only and as WHM20 thats what I would have. I would have no problem getting to the ??? untouched and then I would die immediately when I touch the ???, but I would get the key item right? I would also supposedly only lose what a lvl 20 would by homepointing. I need a Dragon Chronicles for my Maat fight coming up.
RE: Solo?
# Jul 09 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
hahaha i dont think so.. i dont think u can solo it if 3 lvl 20's cant take it......plus it says u gotta kill the NMs and then press the ??? again

Edited, Sat Jul 9 01:39:29 2005
its not that hard if you know what you are doing
# Apr 14 2005 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
126 posts
My ls did this last week with only 9 ppl, lol. 7 blm/whm 1 rdm/whm and one nin/war. Had three deaths spread out among two people. We did have escorts to clear the other mobs, but the puddings went down easy.
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
Is anyone attempting this quest soon? I need to get it finished by 03-11-05! If anyone is going for it send a /t to Thevious, please!
RE: help
# Mar 08 2005 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
Why the deadline? Also which server are you on? I have been on fenrir and I have been thinking about it as of late and no one is doing Eco-War at least while I am on anyhow. Since it can only be done once a week I actually sign up when there looking for people. It may be that the pain of forming a large alliance vs the reward just doesn't pan out. The last eco war I was on lasted about 4 hours 3.5 hrs looking for people 20 min moving them, 5 minutes of preparation, 1.5 min for the kill 3.5 minutes to explain "Yes, That was it now /c the ???".
RE: help
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
Woops, I am on Asura Server... the deadline is just because I wan't do do another quest with LS friends but want to get this one done first.
# Jan 12 2005 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
My allaince killed these weaklings in a grand total of no more than 15-20 seconds...

they were weak to fire so have a lot of blm.

also beware of the 200dmg aoe attack that i almost died from...

dont forget to use your 2-hr abbilities... they help

p.s- the battle was over so fast i didnt have time to fire off an arrow (im a rng)
Bastok Eco-Warrior Guide
# Dec 28 2004 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
Complete information on Bastok Eco-Warrior:
(Bastok section located halfway down in the guide)

Eco-Warrior Guide - San d'Oria, Bastok, Windurst
how to kill it.
# Dec 26 2004 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Ok ppl here is the strat. First you have to have a tank (high level) that will not be in party, and will kill all area mobs.
Next you have to have two summoners with ifrit, and their 2 hours. when the mobs spawn, have one, then the other use the 2hr abilities with ifrit. the first will drop the jellys to 1/2, the second should kill. the rest of the group should be as far back as possible. if any are still alive, have a blm elemental seal + fire them...
my ls does this quest alot, and this keeps deaths from happening. the jellies have no time to cast any aoes that normally kill ppl.
RE: how to kill it.
# Jan 14 2005 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Actually I did a Bastok Eco-War like this one time as a paladin. I was in Bastok, gathering my gear up for a trip to Qufim when I saw a shout about someone doing Eco-War. I had tried it once before as a warrior, joined a big alliance, and failed miserably (mainly because it wasn't made clear that we had to get the oil from Degga before we fought the slime). I had always wanted to complete it since then to get some revenge, but I didn't really ever have the time to do it. Since I was just ******** around in Bastok, already lvl 20 (so I had the right gear for it), and I was in the mood for revenge, I figured I would give it a shot. The leader gets the group together, and I mess around in Bastok with some crafting and the AH while I wait for the leader to fully assemble the pt.

Well, eventually the leader says it's time to Teleport-Dem. We had maybe 10 people. There 2 paladins (one of them being me) and 4 summoners. There were several other jobs filling in, but they didn't really do much, they were just along for the ride. I was a little surprised that we didn't get a full alliance since I failed last time when I had a full alliance, but the leader seemed sure it would work so I figured I would just see what happened. We had a rdm, who was about lvl 67, clear for us, and he did a fine job, taking us right up to the ??? point. When we got there, all of the summoners pulled out Ifrit. As you can imagine, all those Ifrits made for a scary sight. Then, the other paladin and I ran over to the ??? touched it, immediately used Invincible, and voked those slimes. The Summoners all Used Astral Flow>>Ifrit. Those slimes were toast in about 10 seconds. In fact one of the summoners said they didn't ever get to use their Astral Flow, that's how short the fight was. I stood there kind of shocked at how easy it was this time since the last time I did it ended up horribly. So this just goes to show, that 2 paladins and 2 or 3 summoners make an unstoppable Eco-War team (at least in Bastok), when they all use their 2 hour ability.
how to kill without party loss
# Dec 26 2004 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts

Edited, Sun Dec 26 12:12:45 2004
BST charm?
# Nov 30 2004 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
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can a lvl 20 BST solo this? just charm 1?
The best part of Final Fantasy XI is its rich storyline. It separates this game from other MMORPGs. I chose to give my character a storyline that goes along with the game's storyline. I find that this is a more fun way to play the game. Playing the game just to fight in the endgame and collect elite equipment is very boring and is totally missing the main objective of the game, which is to guide your character through the storyline which is to save the world.
lvl 4
# Nov 21 2004 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
you also get an item that allows you to get 500-1000 experience for ANY job you want. Just change to the job you want to use it for and use the item.
You have to be level four to use it, so you cant just get from lvl 1-2, or 2-3 by just using it, I almost cried when i finally got my sub-job and i had kept the page for so long to use, then it didnt work :(. oh, and, it would be a good idea to buy a scroll of instant re-raise for a tiny 750 conquest points

Edited, Sun Nov 21 18:52:02 2004
# Oct 22 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
hay all, i came on here to check what i had to do for this mission as its the only one at the moment i have out standing on my quests list (and the fact that for some reason the dudes at the gates wont give me a mission).

After reading most of the above i dont think im gona do this quest... EVER. Im only a lvl 12 RDM and ive only been playing for 2 weeks, i havnt a clue about any of the things you guys talked about ie - lvl 20 restriction. it may be me but this sounds like a crazy assed kamakazi mission for 16+ people.

sorry went off on one.

Finishing the Quest
# Sep 24 2004 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
I tried this quest with an alliance... long story short they were unorganized and I, being main tank, felt the brunt of the wrath after being told to touch the ???, we all died. With that out of the way however after dieing instead of going back to my HP I was raised. I then went and got the ointment administered and touched the ??? for a second time. I received the digested ore and went and completed the quest. I don't know if anybody has posted this yet but I just wanted to state or restate, the fact that this quest can be completed even if you fall to the horrible death the ooze induces. And yes I received the gil and the item that gave you XP so I regained my lvl, made a couple thousand gil and now I'm a full fledged Eco Warrior.
Eco-Warrior Blunder
# Sep 20 2004 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
lol attempted this bad boy today, in the recruiting when I joined up we had 14 people including myself, however, from that point one person would leave, and then we would get someone to join. After made 40 minutes of that we went literally no-where, little did I realize that this could be an omen, so we figured let's go anyways, we were believing in miracles. We all arrive in Gusgen 10 minutes later, and then we decide to find some people to clear the way, unfortunately we get a 69 Tarutaru BRD equipped with a dagger.... Unfortunately, nothing doing, didn't help at all... Then since I had the map, I was elected to lead, willing to accept insured our downfall; we continue going North until we hit the room with all the bogies and Iron-Doors, then a Jelly aggroed us, a Wendigo decided to join the fun, and a Bogy reared it's ugly face. We tried to zone, or something, linking the other two bogies.... We were able to take care of the Jelly, the Wendigo, and a Bogy, 2 casualties and mages are out of MP. We tried to make a break for it, I stayed back and rested, big mistake; When I had most of my MP back after drinking a Pineapple Juice and some rest, 6 dead bodies, and a screen full of "OMG"s "WTF"s and gtg's. Madness, I have aggroed a couple skeleton warriors, the only thing keeping my alive is the Protectra III that I had casted beforehand. Anywho, I look like I am home free, BAM! Jememy is hit for 12 points of damage. BAM! Jememy is hit for 13 points of damage. And so forth, as one of us had zoned 5 skeleton warriors, and 2 Ghouls, I die.... And wait for a minute for them to go away, I raise myself because I had also casted Rereaise before this disaster. Thankfully no more ointment I am happy to an extent.... Now, there are four of us left and another one who disbanded, he was just killing the Skeleton Warriors, so I said, "I want some revenge ^_^" So I cured myself, and in a weakened state me and him went mad on Gusgen, killing everything and anything.... Anywho that is my story, I hope you didn't fall asleep, and don't do anything I did in this story, except the revenge part. I fully promote it. ^_^d
another advice
# Aug 17 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
don't ever do this quest >_< it's not worth it,
i just did it with full aliances, everything should be working as planned and it's a real-pain in the *** quest and for 500 louzy exp, nah i'll do other quests for fame/gil. This quest is way too hard.
don't do it >_<
RE: another advice
# Sep 18 2004 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
are you kidding, these quests are cake if you have the right parties. for 5000 gil i do this quest in each city as often as i can.
Too Busy
# Aug 12 2004 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't get this quest. I talk to Reifa and he tells me that I am too busy and to come back. I have lvl 5 fame in Bastok. I completed the Sandy Eco-Warrior but that was a month ago. Any one have any ideas on why I can not get this quest?
RE: Too Busy
# Sep 18 2004 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
my wife has this same problem and i think she has accepted the sandy one again by mistake. if you have it does not show current. i will let you if this clears up her problem.
RE: Too Busy
# Aug 18 2004 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe try waiting till sunday to try it.

hope this helps

Edited, Wed Aug 18 23:15:42 2004
RE: Too Busy
# Sep 02 2004 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
I checked the last 2 Sundays and keep getting the same message. I GIVE UP!
RE: Too Busy
# Aug 15 2004 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
You can only do 1 Eco-Warrior per real life week. So just wait for the next tally and you will be fine

28Mnk/18War Asura Server
Monk - Asura Server
RE: Too Busy
# Aug 17 2004 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
49 posts
I did the Sandy quest over a month ago.
Eco-War = No Noobs
# Aug 10 2004 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
So it all started with simple call for Eco-war, I got in with war30/nin11 with 2 Small Sword. our plan was walk in and go 2hrs. Escort helped us through the place to get to ???. When we touch the ???, NM poped and boom and bang they are dead as well as 3 people(Which is not so bad). So the raiser was waiting for this MP to fill when this dumb noob was walking around the dead bodies and got 4 Ghouls and 2 Banshee aggor. in matter of minutes. When we had 3 dead bodies, 2 minutes later we had 17 dead bodies. So therefore, please Dont get noobs for Eco-war unless u want to die.
6 members
# Aug 01 2004 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
i just got done with this did it with only 6 people

20 pld/war
20 Drg/War
20 Smn/Whm
20 Smn/Whm
20 Smn/Whm

the summoners summed gurada and used 2 hour there gurada's special attack each special hit both jelly's for 325 damge. so i did 325 to both the other did 325 to both and the other did 325 to both at that point they were dead

though we did have a level 62 Rng escorting us
I hate noobs who wont listen
# Jul 26 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Default
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OK im mining in Ifrits Cauldron and i find out one of my LS members is doing the Eco Warrior. So i tell him if there is any openings left and he said yeah. So i get there in a couple of minutes and see that we have 16 ppl. So were getting ready and when we all start moving and i realize 4 ppl dont have the ointment for the lvl 20 restriction. I tell them to go get it so we can fight the NM. He said no b/c he thought he could clear the way there for us and still fight but i told him no it wont allow it. So he told me to shut up and im like whatever. Half way there i can /check him and i find out he's a lvl 31 war/15PLD and i see him struggling with a Bogy saying he can kill it with ease but he wasn't. He struggled with every mob there. So from that point i told everyone to wait so i can tell my lvl 63 Ninja friend to come escort us and he said ok, but the noobs of the alliance said "no lets keep going were doing fine" which we weren't since everyone's hp was at yellow. Once we got to the ??? i told them to wait for my friend b/c the mobs will respawn quick here and will kill us during the match but the lvl 31 war said he can kill them. I told him to wait for my friend and he will kill them for us and we can recast the ointment on us since it was wearing off by that time. Then the ;v; 31 War was ******** at me saying ********** you i say we can do it blah blah blah..." I said **** off we'll all die if we dont do it as a team. Then they click on the ??? which lets out 2 jelly NM that killed 3 ppl instantly. While my friend, 3 others and me stand back and watch b/c we told them not to, but still i jump in since it was too late to leave. Well at the end we all ended up dying except the lvl 31 war b/c he dind't have the ointment. I told him to ****** wait but he dind't so we had a long *** argument that i was stupid and we shouldn't of waited for my friend that it was my fault that we died. (how was it my fault that we lost if i warned them about the trouble). Then he started talking **** that he can kick my *** since he's a lvl 31 war/15PLD and im ony a "sigh" Lvl46 RNG/23War. Hmmm i wonder how we was going to kill me in ballista? This goes to show you that whenever you do Eco Warrior dont do it with noobs that dont listen, go with ppl that will listen and be patient. Thanks for reading everyone about what i have to say. My name is Vaxtra in the Fenrir Server, /tell me if u ever need help with anything i'll be there to help.

P.S. I would like to thank Persiana, Vion, Ethaan, and Aldaron for listening to me on the troubles we got into.

P.S.S FenrirsFinest RULES!!!!!!

Edited, Tue Jul 27 21:24:57 2004
# Jul 16 2004 at 6:45 AM Rating: Default
this is so funny im sitting he for two hours reading posts juust lmao. And then i thouht to myself damm i still got to do this quest. im sorry but it doesnt even sound like its worth 5000 gill i mean come on by time you did all this **** i could have crafted 6 sets of grass cloth and sold them for a 1900 profit off of each set. Now this game is defenatly not just about gill but is the quest worth it i want you to ask yourself this. And think about your answer too you might regret it later
RE: lol
# Aug 02 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Excellent
545 posts
it's not just the 5k Gil. you also get an item that allows you to get 500-1000 experience for ANY job you want. Just change to the job you want to use it for and use the item. Depending on your level and other details, it may not be worth it for some people, but for lower level people, that is a very nice reward
Don't leave party afterward
# Jul 08 2004 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
I did this quest last night. We only had 15 when we got there, no escort (you don't need one) and the Puddings were no problem - thank goodness no AoE. We took them down as well as the 3 Ghouls and the Bogy that spawned on us during the battle. We had no deaths by Pudding, one from Ghoul, two from Bogy. Where we screwed up comes next: Nobody stuck together when they got their ore. Most of the other Mages and several of the Melee's warped out using various methods, leaving a shattered alliance, three of whom were still weak from Revive. A trio of Bandersnatches teamed up to finish us off. We got our Ingested Ore, but needless to say we took the quick, painful way home.

Moral of the Story - if you're planning on doing this quest, make sure your alliance sticks together afterward. You'll all come out a few hundred XP happier.
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