The Goblin Tailor  

Start Area: Lower Jeuno
Start NPC:Guttrix (H - 10)
Type:Race Specific
Related Areas:Gusgen Mines
Maze of Shakhrami
Ordelle's Caves
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 164 ratings)
Items Required:Gusgen Chest Key
Ordelle Chest Key
Shakhrami Chest Key
Title Obtained:Goblin's Exclusive Fashion Manne
Fame Needed:Jeuno - 4
Items Granted:Custom F Boots
Custom F Gloves
Custom M Boots
Custom M Gloves
Custom Pants
Custom Slacks
Custom Tunic
Custom Vest
Elder's Bracers
Elder's Braguette
Elder's Sandals
Elder's Surcoat
Magna Bodice
Magna F Chausses
Magna F Ledelsens
Magna Gauntlets
Magna Gloves
Magna Jerkin
Magna M Chausses
Magna M Ledelsens
Savage Gaiters
Savage Gauntlets
Savage Loincloth
Savage Separates
Wonder Braccae
Wonder Clomps
Wonder Kaftan
Wonder Mitts
Last Updated: Fri Feb 23 00:50:18 2007

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Each week a different magical pattern appears inside a treasure chest somewhere. Give it to Guttrix and he'll reward you.



First of all, you will talk to Guttrix in Lower Jeuno. At any given time, only people of a certain race and gender can do this quest. When you speak to Guttrix he will tell you the current race/gender, and the area you must go to. For example, he may say that the current week is Male Hume, in Ordelle's Cave. This will change each Vana'diel week (8 real hours.)

FYI - Let's say you are Male Hume and it's your Vana'diel week. You have a key and are searching for a chest, but your time runs out (let's say it switches to Tarutaru Female) before you find one. When you open that chest, you will not get the magical pattern. However, if you open the chest during your race/gender's time and obtain the magical pattern, then you are safe. You can bring this pattern to Guttrix at any time and receive one of the pieces of your RSE.

Now, you need to go to the area and find a chest. There is only one chest at a time, and it will spawn randomly in one of several different spawning points. Once you open it with the proper key, it will respawn within 5 minutes or so at another random spawn point.

That brings us to the real meat of this quest:

  • Finding keys.
  • Finding the chest.

Note that you do not need this quest active to find a key. However, the keys (like all keys) are Rare Items - you can't carry more than one at a time.

Once you open the chest, you will receive a Magical Pattern. Again, this is Key Item - you can only carry one.

FYI - Yes, thieves can pick these chests and they will receive the pattern. Of course, you will still need to run back and forth to Jeuno each time you get one.

Bring this pattern to Guttrix, who will offer you your choice of the 4 RSE pieces. Repeat.


The following information is copied directly from Anonymous's post. It's organized so well already, there was no point in reordering it, so I've dropped the whole thing right here in the hopes that more people will see it. I'm disappointed the poster was anonymous -- if this is you and you would like some credit, please let me know and I'll be happy to put your name up here.

Check out Shigun's post, 'Quest Information' for some very essential links. You should absolutely print out the treasure map (more later) for whichever dungeon you plan to visit. The online timer is also very useful in planning your excursion.

  • The quest is fame based. There are different theories on how Jeuno fame is calculated.. what I can tell you for *certain* is that attaining more fame in any other city will add to your fame in Jeuno in some way. The rough estimate of 40-50 total quests completed seems about right to me. Repeating a quest over and over again *does* count.
  • The goblin will tell you what magical pattern is available on any given week, and where it is. * The pattern will be in one of three dungeons, and can be found in a treasure chest. You need the maps available thanks to Shigun's post to reliably find the chest.
  • At any given time, only one chest exists within each dungeon. While its exact location is random, it will always be in one of 15-20 possible spots. See maps for this.
  • You need a key, unique to each dungeon, to open a chest in that dungeon. The key is a rare drop. You will hear a lot of information regarding which mobs drop the key. The truth is that almost any of the higher level mobs in each dungeon can drop the key. Some appear much more likely to drop than others.. but I have gotten keys off of mobs that "do not drop the key".. It REALLY pays to have a theif with you to help with key drops.
  • Unlike some keys.. this one must be traded with the Chest to open it. Once you open the chest, the key is gone, and you will need to find another one. Keys are RareEX..so you can only have one at any given time.
  • Once the chest has been opened, it will disappear. If it was opened by someone undergoing this quest, it will respawn in another location *immediately*.. there is little to no delay. However, if some unkind soul opens the chest purely for looting purposes, and is not there for Racial Gear.. it can take up to 30 minutes to respawn. So please be nice and do not open the chest unless it is your turn for Racial Gear.
  • If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, or do not have the quest active, and attempt to open the chest, you will not receive the magic pattern.
  • The magical pattern needed to get a piece of racial gear is a Key Item. This means, once you have gotten the pattern, you need to return to the goblin in Jeuno before you can get another. He will let you choose which of the four pieces you want.
  • At any given time, only one Race & Gender is elligible to receive Racial Gear. For instance, he may tell you Elvaan Male armor can be found at Ordelle's Caves. This means.. no one except for an Elvaan Male can receive the magical pattern. In other words.. there is NO FARMING. You can't get anybody else's armor. And you can only get each piece once. Once you have received all four pieces, the quest will end, and cannot be repeated.
  • This period of elligibility will last for one game week, or approximately 8 real hours. Unless you are experienced and very well prepared, you will have trouble getting four pieces in this amount of time. Once the week is up, you need to wait 7 game weeks before you can try again (generally about 2-3 real days). The quest will cycle through each race/gender in sequence. It helps to know the sequence, as well as the sequence of the eight days in a vandiel week. See the online clock in Shigun's post.
  • The three dungeons are not of comparable difficulty. One is significantly harder, and one is significantly easier. I do not want to completely spoil the quest for ppl who have done their homework.. but suffice it to say that some scouting/exploration/key hunting *before* your racial gear is available is highly recommended.
  • The time restriction of one game week applies only to finding a magical pattern. Once you have the pattern, however, it can be turned in at any time for a piece of armor. So, if you are pattern-hunting in a dungeon, keep trying until the very last minute.
  • American players tend to get very competitive, and maybe even a little rude ( /em recalls players refusing to give him a Raise) during this quest. This really isn't necessary guys! Everyone can get a piece of armor much faster if you play cooperatively. Just remember, as soon as one player opens a chest, a new chest will appear immediately, and that play will not be able to get another piece until they run back to Jeuno. So, be nice please!
  • A note on Racial Gear: generally speaking it will not have the best DEF of the armors available to you. It will have a lot of boosts to your stats. Whether these boosts help you are not depend on what you do for a living. The armor is designed to account for the weakness of each race. So, Tarutaru get huge boosts to HP, for instance, while Galka get huge boosts to MP, among other things. If you are playing a somewhat unorthodox character, or have a casting class as your subjob and need more MP, this armor can be very useful. If you are a tank, or pursuing a job your race is naturally well-suited for.. it may not be for you.
  • As for appearance.. it looks *exactly* like the starting, newbie armor you had when you first created your character, except that the colors will be all new. The ones I have seen all look nice to me, but what do I know?

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Galka - Elder's Bracers WTB
# Aug 12 2009 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
If anyone has the Elder's Bracers for sale on Alexander, give me a poke ingame.


Nice stuffz
# Jan 07 2009 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
American players tend to get very competitive, and maybe even a little rude ( /em recalls players refusing to give him a Raise) during this quest. This really isn't necessary guys! Everyone can get a piece of armor much faster if you play cooperatively. Just remember, as soon as one player opens a chest, a new chest will appear immediately, and that play will not be able to get another piece until they run back to Jeuno. So, be nice please!

Just because a few people did it to you doesn't mean that all Americans are bad people... Stereotypical asshat. And I always loved to do these quests, especially since the armors go for quite a bit of mulah.
Mithra day
# Dec 17 2008 at 2:14 AM Rating: Decent
Hiya, i dont know if any1 can help me but i am looking to do this quest for my Mithra character. I have the times planned for it, even the spawn locations for the chests but i am still confused with the times on a site i found http://www.pyogenes.com/ffxi/timer/v2.html. I was wondering if someone could tell me if the times on the bottom where it says a date for characters to do this & time, if it is in game time or earth time? :)
# Dec 16 2008 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
A great way to know when your week is up or coming is by downloading Vana'navi 2. It a great little program. Here is the link to download the English Version:


The program also tells you...

Fishing Info
Moon Phase
Vanadiel Time and Date.
Guild Shop Business Hours
When Airships Will Arrive and Where.
Including Mhaura - Selbina - Bikini Bay & Carpenter's Landing ships

Edited, Dec 16th 2008 12:07pm by Heserik
# Dec 06 2008 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
I was expecting to spend at least 4 hours on this quest today, but honestly? It only took me two hours! I got the shakrami key after three kills (on average)!! then I just warped back to jeuno and did it again. I went as a 53war/26nin... yeah, no help from TH at all.

It was simple and quick.
Easy Solo in Ordelle's Caves
# Sep 26 2008 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I solo'd all 4 pieces down in Ordelle's caves in about 6 hours. Mind you I went as a 41BST/20WAR so most of the time was spent transiting back and forth from Jueno. I tried once before in Gusgen but there were just too many people down there to make it efficient to kill the key holders. I'm E Male so this stuff was a must for lvling mage jobs.
0/24 Jeggedy Eared Jack and counting...

quick question
# May 23 2008 at 11:09 AM Rating: Default

Edited, May 23rd 2008 3:45pm by SynisterElvaan
Other requirements besides fame
# Mar 05 2008 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
996 posts
I don't know if it's a "number of unique quests" requirement, but there clearly is some sort of other requirement for doing this quest. I've been setting up my mule to redo this quest, and I've got what I believe is Lv 6 Jeuno fame ("Why, it's MULENAME! Your growing reputation precedes you. We hope your already substantial contributions to our humble city will continue to grow with time."), but I still get "Scram, small fry". I have unique quests done in all four cities, I leveled the mule to WAR2 (just to see if it was a Lv 1 problem), but none of that is working...
Other requirements besides fame
# Mar 18 2008 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
996 posts
I confirmed tonight - Lv. 10 required. This was changed in an update in 2007, along with numerous other "high-profile" quests, such as the teleport quests, the NIN scroll quests, and a sprinkling of others.
# Dec 31 2007 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
I only did 3/4 of my RSE for Mithra but for some reason my quest says completed and I can't do it again. I want my feet! =[
# Jul 14 2008 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
Each time you do this quest it requires a little higher fame level than before.

Seems to be at the same rate as the 1st 4 gobbiebag quests.

So since you have 3/4, check to see if you also have enough fame to get the gobbiebag #4 yet.
i want to know who it starts and who it endson
# Oct 31 2007 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
i dont know the frist is it hume then Hume female then tarutaru males the tarutaru female cause i dont know
Start Over
# Sep 11 2007 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone know how i can reset this quest (start over) i got the full set last year and sold them. now level Mages and want them back. lol
The Goblin Taylor quest level capped now?
# Jul 11 2007 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
937 posts
I read some of the notes from the June update 2007.
The Goblin Taylor was listed as a lvl capped quest. I've checked around everywhere on different forums but yet to see what lvl you are capped at.
Generally any character above 50 can solo this quest so I might try this again on a mule to see exactly what SE has done to change to conditions of the quest.

I got 3/4 Custom F RSE pieces and there seems no change to the quest at all..
At least at lvl 50 because I got the magical pattern every time.

Edited, Jul 29th 2007 5:38pm by Janeash
Lu Shangs Fishing Rod obtained: Feb 2005
Maat's cap Obtained: Saturday 31st July 2010
Ebisu Fishing Rod Obtained: Sunday 8th August 2010
Hands down best RSE strat.
# Mar 21 2007 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
1,087 posts
Super easy with THF, Skeleton Keys !! Did mine in ordelles got em all in one week (Vanadiel). If yuor thf is at least 20 get a key ring belt from Bastok quest "Bait & Switch", dispenses 5 skelies. GOOD LUCK
no dought this is easy for the right lvl job
# Mar 20 2007 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
Just spent a night doing teles and doing rse, i managed in a 3hr time to earn 50k in teles and get 3/4 rse <male elvaan> in one night. Was hunting in the Maze of Shak. and id have to say that the caterpillars there are your best bet for a drop, 3/4 keys for me were obtained through the filthy worms. Really not to hard, solo'd this whole thing with pwnage results as a 49war/22blm XD (for warp ppl :P) As far as spawn locations, might as well just collect a key a day or two in advance, then when its your week then you can go straight for the chest and collect another key while your there, BAM 2 for 1 basically. Hope this helps some how^^

Also it doesnt hurt if you have a friend who wants to help, the results may go even quicker, i say 2-3hrs total for whole quest from start to finish if you dont mess around
<<<see ya on Garuda>>>
no dought this is easy for the right lvl job
# Mar 20 2007 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
whoops double post :P

Edited, Mar 21st 2007 1:58am by Visarar
rusty key works
# Feb 13 2007 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
Yes the rusty key works in the Maze of Shakhramil. On the Iron door in at k-9 don't know what it does havn't figured out what it's for. If someone else know what the key does would like to know thanks.

char---Fizzywig Rdm Lvl 56
elevan sandy
Where are the satchel spawn points?
# Nov 09 2006 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know the spawn locations of the ??? For the satchel?

Nice little sit i found. So you can plan ahead of time for your rse.


Aslo lists airship departures and just about anything that has to do with time in the game. Well almost lolz. Thank you Pyogenes!
Where are the satchel spawn points?
# Nov 10 2006 at 6:33 PM Rating: Decent
Try www.ffxi-atlas.com .It has the spawn points for Aroma Crawler in Maze of Shakrami. Hope this helps ;)

Edited, Nov 10th 2006 at 6:43pm PST by Yukipuki

Edited, Feb 15th 2007 12:30pm by Yukipuki
Thf's tools instead of keys?
# Oct 20 2006 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Just wondering if the treasure chests for this quest could be picked with thf's tools instead of finding keys every time... It would really speed this quest up. Does anyone know?
Thf's tools instead of keys?
# Nov 01 2006 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
yes you can use tools to open the chest and get eh patern
Need a map
# Sep 24 2006 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
I'm in a really big bine><... I need the map to Ordelle's Caves chest sworn.>< Also I don't have fame for my second character but my b/f does. It was a mithra week last night EST, found the chest, opened it.... and got gil >.> what does that mean?
# Aug 29 2006 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
The guide says this quest is repeatable. Can anyone confirm that? If it is im guessing you need killer fame. Anybody know
Custom Hume guys
# Aug 18 2006 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
Yesterday Morning {GMT} it was Hume Guys time and firesday so it had only jus begun after i found tht out i headed straight for ordelles cave and went to fight goliath beetles, got the key on first fight and the chest was right near the ledge to drop down, i got the pattern and warped back, i thn thought i might aswell try and get thm all and i spent bout 8k on Teleport-Holla's and i got all the Custom Gear within 1 1/2 hours, i was very happy coz i thought it would take at least 3-4 hours :)
# Aug 04 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
Once you got the first piece of armor the quest. Is the quest now alway active until the last armor?
# Aug 10 2006 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
This quest is active until you complete all 4 pieces, you don't have to talk to Guttrix again after having turned the Magical Pattern in.

Just did this as a Male Hume in Ordelle's Cave. It took me about 3 hours in time, about 10k in Teleport-Holla's and 5 Imp. Silver Pieces(made a couple mistakes, HP Aht Urhgan) I wasn't sure if you had to reactivate the quest or not so I warped back to be safe. Once you activate the quest, it remains active until you complete all 4 pieces, even though it falls under "Complete" after the first piece.
# Jul 24 2006 at 8:15 PM Rating: Default
I think your all lieing, Guttrix only says "Scram, small fry." to me every day for the past week

# Jul 29 2006 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
Seriphos wrote:
I think your all lieing, Guttrix only says "Scram, small fry." to me every day for the past week

Read above moron:

The quest is fame based. There are different theories on how Jeuno fame is calculated.. what I can tell you for *certain* is that attaining more fame in any other city will add to your fame in Jeuno in some way. The rough estimate of 40-50 total quests completed seems about right to me. Repeating a quest over and over again *does* count.
map links
# Jun 20 2006 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
that map links arent working for me so can someone give me a link to a different map that shows the chest spawn point? thanx in advance...
# Jun 04 2006 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
329 posts
Key Locations:
Ordelle Caves - Goliath Beetles
Gusgen Mines - Gallinipper?
Maze of Shakhrami - Caterchiphipillar?

Most of the links on this page aren't working; so I've stopped clicking on them. Could someone please just confirm for me that these mobs are the only key holders? Or if there are others could someone please list all?

Also, as long as I'm posting here I might as well ask this, though I'm pretty sure the answer would be yes. A level 50 BLM should be able to solo this right?
RE: confirmation
# Jun 15 2006 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
Indeed, the ones listed are not the only mobs.

Ordelle's Caves:

Stroper Chymes
Goliath Beetles
Both Air and Water Elementals
Goblin Shamans, Pathfinders, and Smithies

Maze of Shakrami:

Goblin Shamans, Pathfinders, Smithies, and Furriers
Air Elementals
Abyss Worms
Labyrinth Scorpions
Caterchipillar (I love that name for some reason)

Gusten Mines:

Sad Flies
Rancid Oozes
Greater Pugils
Thunder Elementals
Mauthe Doogs

I may have missed a couple, but that's most of them. You shouldn't have any trouble finding a bunch of these.

RE: confirmation
# Jun 09 2006 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
I just got one off a Stroper in Ordelee Caves, so no beetles arent the only key holders

Edit: I just got another off a Goblin Furrier as well

Edited, Fri Jun 9 21:42:31 2006
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