Acting In Good Faith  

Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Gantineux (E - 10)
Related Areas:Northern San d'Oria
The Eldieme Necropolis
Related Mobs:Eperdur (M - 7)
Gantineux (E - 10)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 76 ratings)
Title Obtained:Pilgrim to Mea
Items Granted:Scroll of Teleport-Mea
Last Updated: Sun Mar 30 01:14:42 2008

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Gantineux wants you to help him in his study of white magic. Go to the Eldieme Necropolis and offer up "spirit incense" at the dimly flickering candle to try and appease the spirits of the dead.


Speak to Gantineux to begin the quest. If your fame is not at least level 4 (check with Zabirego-Hajigo in Timbre Timbers Tavern), then you will not receive this quest.

Gantineux wants you to help him in his study of white magic. He will give you the key item: Spirit Incense. You will need to head to the Eldieme Necropolis.

There are many entrances to the Eldieme Necropolis from Batallia Downs, but only 4 of them potentially lead to the ??? you need. One requires you to travel through the Ranguemont Pass and Beaucedine Glacier to get to the (F-5) entrance located on the upper section of Batallia Downs. The three other entrances are located at (G-7), (H-7), and (I-6).

Cast Sneak on yourself or use Silent Oil to avoid the undead. Bombs detect by sight but there shouldn't be any in the correct areas anyway. Head in until you see little candle stands in the tunnels. Tab around until you find the ???. It randomly spawns at one of the entrances and disappears after someone attempts to light the incense.

If you do not find the ??? simply try another location. Once you try to light it, the incense emits a putrid odor and you will be told the attempt has failed. This is normal. Go back to Gantineux and he will tell you he doesn't have anything for you but that if you speak to Eperdur in San d'Oria, he may have something for you. He is located in the chapel in Northern San d'Oria and will give you the Scroll: Teleport-Mea.


Offer & Acceptance

Gantineux: I am a friar of the San d'Oria Cathedral, come to Windurst as a part of a pilgrimage.
Gantineux: Now that my devotions at the Crag of Mea in the Tahrongi Canyon are complete, I have orders from the Cathedral to research the union between the magical arts of Windurst and the miracles born of faith.
Gantineux: I debated on how to best proceed, but finally settled on the field of putting troubled spirits to rest.
Gantineux: After hours of painstaking research, I was able to create an item that could be said to stand at the pinnacle of white magic!
Gantineux: Behold my creation! Please take this spirit incense and journey to the Eldieme Necropolis, a veritable city of restless souls.
Gantineux: In the Necropolis, you will find a brazier with a flame that wavers from time to time.
If you hold this spirit incense aloft in that place, it should bring the spirits into a state of tranquility. Please return and inform me of the outcome.
Gantineux: Why not go there myself, you ask? I am on a pilgrimage, and must not travel north of Jeuno.
Gantineux: Furthermore, I am but a simple scholar. It would be impossible for me to enter a place such as the Eldieme Necropolis.

??? Message

This flame seems to be burning a little brighter than the others.
The spirit incense emits a putrid odor and burns up. Your attempt this time has failed...


Gantineux: Ah, you're back! And the result? Oh, I see... I was so sure it would work...
Gantineux: In any case, I must thank you for your assistance. I would like to reward you immediately, but I do not possess anything of value...
Please take this letter of introduction to Eperdur of the San d'Oria Cathedral.
Gantineux: May Paradise open its gates to you.


Eperdur: You saw Gantineux? Tell me, how does he fare? What is that? He's studying magic, you say?
Eperdur: He has always had a penchant for research, but he relies too much on his head for answers. He must revere Altana with body and soul!
Eperdur: I am sorry for any trouble he may have caused you. Please accept this as an apology.
Eperdur: May Paradise open its gates to you.

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# Apr 11 2009 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
AFter a long time of "Fame building" i finally flagged this quest. got the script word for word. then i took off in search of th ???. well wouldn't u know itd be in the part of batila downs that u have to go through the glacier to get. Once there the only thing i get when i check the ??? is this flame burns a little ..... then the key item that i had before And the flag for the quest went away. Is there a time limit or something i am missing cause im not about to foot it all he way back there to be disappointed again.
Lucky lucky me...
# May 03 2008 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
Well, that was mildly terrifying... I got lucky.

Words you never want to see flashing across the screen in places like that:

"The effect of Sneak is about to wear off."
"The effect of Sneak is about to wear off."

*sigh* At least it was at the M-6 Necropolis spawnpoint; first place I looked. And I have Teleport-Mea anyway so I just cut out the middleman and used that on my way out. I was really only doing this one to pay off the amount I paid for the scroll at the Jeuno AH about five levels ago.

Side note: 50k on Asura.
Corrections to Walkthru
# Feb 07 2008 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this quest and there are a couple things misleading about this explaination and the quest itself:

1) Gantineux asks you to burn the incense over a "dimmly flickering" candle but when you find the "???" in Eldieme Necropolis it will say the candle is burning brighter than the others. It will then ask you if you want to use the incense. Even though the description doens't match, it IS the right candle (I left it and explored the rest of the necropolis to find a dimmly burning candle. I didn't find anything else so I came back and burned the incense over the bright candle. Everything worked out.)

2) The description at the top of the page says the incense will fail to burn. Not quite right. It burns but it (apparently) smells terrible. You're told you've failed. Go back to Gantineux and he'll give you the letter you need to finish the quest.

little things, but hopefully it'll save you a little uncertainty.
# Feb 04 2008 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
I suggest only using this map http://www.ffxi-atlas.com/maps/eldieme_necropolis/general/ the other maps on this site dont tell you jack
any it only spawns at one location at a time. if you check all three in battilia and dont see it, its going to be the one in beaucidine. so dont just come back later as people said it will only spawn elsewhere if some one touches it at beaucidine. so if you check all three and it dont show check the beacidine. thats what i did and got it. it is a easy quest just a tiny bit time consuming if you need help im on the bismark server /tell Brotz

Edited, Mar 13th 2008 12:44am by brotzvang
Level matters...i guess
# Sep 06 2007 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
I was struggeling to get this quest with my mule (i've done it many times before, but could not get it this time>.<), turned in god knows how many caculus and cornettes, and got my lvl 8THF to fame lvl 7... Still no quest>.< So i go out and lvl it a bit...Seems like you need to be at least lvl 10 to get the quest. Really didn't think lvl would matter, but i guess it did. Hope this helped if someone else have high fame and still can't get this quest, or other quests for that matter. :) Enjoy your new teleportation spell/gil :P
Level matters...i guess
# Sep 20 2007 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
the lvl requirement was changed a few updqtes ago,

i think Blaze Spikes and Drain and warp quests all have lvl requirements now
A little help?
# Sep 04 2007 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
Hay can anyone tell me the fame rankings by number and what is said?
# Dec 30 2006 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know if this quest is repeatable?

72smn/36whm Rank 10 Sandy
# Jan 24 2007 at 4:56 AM Rating: Decent
no if they were everyone would be doing them for gil
# Apr 18 2007 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
desiwar wrote:
no if they were everyone would be doing them for gil

You're an idiot....plain and simple. >.>
# Jun 03 2007 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
and how is that?
# Jun 04 2007 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
Because the person wasn't asking about the gil, he was asking if it was repeatable. Ppl do this for gil all the time, using their mules. Don't believe me go check the AH in Jeuno, there are alot sold on my Server. And even if some ppl don't use mules to get these scrolls, some sell them anyways for gil.

And ppl wouldn't be doing this quest over and over if it was repeatable, because the overabundance of these scrolls would drive the price to less than 10k a piece. Making the quest for gil worthless, unless you had absolutely nothing else to do.

Edited, Jun 4th 2007 6:03pm by Nuhnisgodly
# Dec 05 2006 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
How far is the ??? from the entrance is there any location?
# Dec 30 2006 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone know if this quests is repeatable?

72smn/36whm Rank 10 Sandy
If @ first you don't succeed . . .
# Nov 16 2006 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, I tried to do all 3 level 36 tele quests @ once so i could just make one trip to Sandy. However, when i checked the 3 spots in Battilia that don't require Beaucidine access, i was unsuccessful, and was getting sleepy, so I thought i'd log for the night and try Beaucidine one in the morning. When i logged on the next day , i decided to check the 3 i checked the night before again, and to my luck it was in the H-7 one! Yay! So don't get discouraged if you dont get it the first time you try.
Got Scroll
# Nov 13 2006 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
I just got my scroll yesterday as my 32 WHM. I went to Batallia Downs on my choc, and looked at where the entrances were so I'd know where to go on foot. Got off at mound number 3, went inside, invis and sneaked, checked the four candle pedestals that I found, no joy. I invisi'd again to get to mound 5 safely, went in, checked the pedestals, and the ??? was in the tunnel just past the Lost Souls room. Just had sneak on this time, clicked on the ???, and warped to HP. For me, this was the easiest quest of the 3 tele quests. Only took about 15 mins to check both areas.

Edit: Updated signature.

Edited, Nov 13th 2006 at 9:26am PST by gigglys
Always check twice
# Nov 11 2006 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
Well after reading all these posts I decided to go to the Glacier one first. Got all the way there as a 34 whm and looked for the ??? but couldn't find it, so I zoned back out and quickly went back on here to reread the posts to make sure I did everything right. I decided to go back in and check before going to the other entrances.
And surprise this time the ??? was there. So if it isn't there the first time you check, make sure you wait a little bit and check it again before trying the other ones. ^-^
Pretty Easy
# Aug 10 2006 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
I needed to get the 3 spells for my alt character, I managed to get the first two (Holla and Dem) easy as a 37whm, but I didn't have enough fame in Windurst to get the quest (and Bastok wasn'r first so no cornettes for me) so I got my main character who had max fame everywhere and set about getting it, I read about going to the Glacier but thought I'd try the normal ones in the Downs first since I was in Jeuno already, no luck there, so I went to the other Entrance through Beaucadine Glacier and as soon as I zoned in there it was in front of me, Mea is currently 400k on my server on the Jeuno AH (if there are any ever listed) so when I can get my fame up on my alt character I'll be going to get it and make some easy money.

It's hard to recommend where to check first, but if you don't find it in the first three areas in the downs, then it will be in the final entrance from Beaucadine Glacier --> Batillia Downs entrance.
with easy
# Jul 27 2006 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
yeah i went in at I-6 went in found in like 3 mins first try. was luck.
Another easy tele quest.
# Jun 24 2006 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
I had high level fame already and got this. I went to the first entrance that lead to Eldieme NeCRAPolis (in Battalia Downs) that was listed in this guide --|>(G-7). I Sneaked and Invisied, and came across a torch with a ??? right next to it. There were other players doing this quest as well. I examined it for the "this failed to light" message (well, something like that), dropped invisi, warped, and headed back to Sandy to talk to the guy.

Edited, Sat Jun 24 21:29:48 2006
# Jun 24 2006 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
this quest is bloody evil any one got any sugestions
entrance from beaucedine
# Jun 05 2006 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
I spent a long time running around battalia downs to the three entrances that are easy to get to. people in my linkshell were telling me that they have only ever seen the ??? at the entrance from the beaucedine glacier side. but i ignored them, kinda hoping that i would not have to run through that zone lol...

sure enough, it was there, and i could have saved myself a lot of time by starting in beaucedine glacier entrance.

(of course the entrance is actually in battalia downs, but i'm referring to it as beaucedine because you have to go through beaucedine to get to it.)

the moral of the story, i think, is that although it can spawn at 4 places, it will often be sitting there in the one that's hardest to get to, because not many people are running past that one. If i were taking someone to get this quest, now i think i would start in beaucedine, and if it's not there, just jump down the cliff to the other 3 entrances to eldieme.

entrance from beaucedine
# Aug 07 2006 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
This is great advice. I picked up my tele-scrolls today, and I had looked up the locations. I came across this post, and decided to follow your advice. I got a Tele-Vahzl, ran through Beaucedine Glacier, and into the Necropolis. I ran down a little, and BAM! There it was!

I would certainly suggest this strategy to everybody. It's a little out-of-the-way, but well worth the effort. Spared me so much aggrevation and frustration.
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
The Batallia Downs
# May 11 2006 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
1,324 posts
While doing my Drk AF2 coffer for the Old Gauntlets my LS leader mentioned that the coffer could be found most of the time at the Batalia Downs entrance. We enter and I noticed a ??? on a candle, I didn't know what it was but he told me it was for the Mea quest, unfortunately I didn't have it flagged. No coffer and when I went to try again a few days later it was there again, so chances are the ??? will be at Batalia Downs entrance since its going to sit there for a while, its a pain getting to it.
# Apr 26 2006 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Well after 4 days of searching Batalia Downs i still cant find the ??? Ive been to the glacier twice but cant figure out how to get to the batalia downs entrance , do i have to go all the way to fei yen and another to there ? Help please ^^
Ciraphie 62rdm/31blm
Jazzy 39rdm/18blm
RE: Glacier
# Apr 29 2006 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
you don't look for the ??? in Batalia Downs, you have to go into The Eldieme Necropolis, which you enter from the downs...

still looking for mine, though...no ??? for me any of the entrances yet.
my experience
# Apr 24 2006 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
2,750 posts
Turned in 38+38 (76) cornettes and had enough fame for this quest. Also only lost 20 gil per coronette, so I'm gonna go back and max windy fame in a while.

Quest was likewise a joke. Strolled into eldieme, threw up sneak, walked straight ahead for about 30 seconds, hit the ???, and warped out. Airshipped back to jeuno, went to sandy, and voila - 4 new tele scrolls =)

Good luck everyone!
# Apr 10 2006 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
498 posts
Got it w. 90, from posts below it looks like you can flag quest with fewer.

I did this on mule, so i found the ??? with my 74pld and then took mule right too it, much cheaper then using oils to have mule run around.

Edited, Mon Apr 10 16:03:09 2006
60 MNK
# Apr 04 2006 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
409 posts
Got this today after checking all three areas, at level 60 it was kindofa joke, but, on my server 400k is well worth the 75 cornettes I turned in. Speaking of which, if you're hurting for windurst fame, hop on your Bastok mule (if you gots one) and just send yourself cornettes while you're in Windurst. With lv0 fame, 75 cornettes got me what I needed for this quest. No bastok mule though, had to do it the hard way.
If ya wanted to know
# Apr 04 2006 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts
Hey, I found my ??? above a candle just a short ways into the entrance at the southern edge of H-7 in Battalia Downs. It was at pos (I-10) on that particular map

To be clear, the ??? is on the candle and not next to it. If your pressing on a ??? from the entrance at G-8 it's not working cause its for the NPC start quest
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 24 2006 at 5:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The monsters in EN will not agro you if you are level 47, they will measure too weak to be worthwhile, i got this str8 away, its easy as hell, good luck, btw u only need sneak
ok i have a problem
# Mar 19 2006 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
Ok i talked to the Npc he talks about the spirit inscene and having to go to Eldieme Necropolis.. However it does not give me the key item. and when i go to Eldieme NecropolisI click on the flame it says this flame is burning brighter then the rest. But it wont let me complete the quest. So what did i miss, Has anybody else had this problem?
# Mar 18 2006 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
I was warned not to do this alone well guys here I go wish me luck cause no one helps whm anymore lmao! bet ya I do it! ;)
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