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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More Tips and Tricks for Teleport-MEA Scroll Quest Happy Sup
# Mar 04 2005 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
477 posts
Hey don't post much on here but I think I'd add my experience with this quest... pretty much my entire linkshell wanted this scroll (four of us... we're small :D) so we all put our heads together to do it. One person ran ahead and found the ??? while the rest of us kept checking all the easy entrances over and over, I even went to bed, woke up 8 hours later and tried again (and saw one of my LS members trying too!) but no dice. So that night while I was waiting for them to finish some things I thought I'd just hop on over through Beaucidine Glacier with my 28WHM real quick. :D So I did and I find the ???, I tell my LS mates to hurry up and go check the easy exits but they weren't very fast, someone else got a ??? and one of the remaining LS members got another one. I stayed at the hard exit to camp it out to see if the ??? spawned there and sure enough, it has.

Right now I'm dead because I invised instead of sneaked when I went back in to double check after I saw a level 75 exit here, but we learned a valuable lesson: the ??? spawns in one of the four random spots and doesn't dissapear until someone takes it. Find some other people who need this (or are just nice or are sick and like Beaucidine Glacier) if you can to help you figure out which ??? this thing is at and you'll have a much easier time.

Also, that map that's linked here is awesome and will get you there, but also remember that there is only ONE candle (and it's the candles on the ground, not the torches on the walls, nothing here specifies that) that the ??? spawns at, I'd say what they are but since I'm dead I can't check now. :) It's no big deal, you'll find it if you follow the map; you won't have to go in any deeper than indicated.

Good luck!

Edited, Fri Mar 4 02:15:07 2005
No luck with ???
# Feb 20 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
I am getting soooo discouraged. I printed out this page, printed the maps, tried both G-7 and H-7 entrances and didn't go in too deep, just shy of the room with the lost souls. Each entrance I've tried at least 7 times, still no ???

What does the torch look like? All of the ones I'm seeing are lighted except for the Tarrow candle (which requires a flint stone). Is this torch I'm looking for unlit?
RE: No luck with ???
# Feb 21 2005 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
I'm answering my own post, I just finished the quest! All of a sudden, I went in one more time (after having logged off) and there it was! Right at the H-7 entrance where I'd been looking before!
this quest sucks
# Feb 14 2005 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
I hate this quest. I can't find the stupid ??? I wish i could just FIND IT!!!!! >.<

I've put 12 hours into this!
Tallow Candle
# Feb 13 2005 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
I was in Eldime Necropolis last night looking for the ??? and came across the "Tallow Candle." Everyone is asking what it is for, so here's my shot at it.

When I got to the Tallow Candle, there was a high level WHM there fighting an NM. So, I assume this candle is what spawns the NM "Skull of Glottony." Like the bright rock in the Maze of Shakhrami that spawns Ichorous Ire. Just a thought!!!

I still have not found the ??? and am still looking for them. I hope to find it soon!

51 WHM, 26 BLM, 15 THF, 7 SMN
# Feb 01 2005 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
I just did this quest. I went in at I-6 and it was right there.
can't find ???
# Jan 20 2005 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
I can't seem to find the link to the map of the ??? spawns in Eldieme Nectroplis (sp?) can someone post it again. Thank you.
RE: can't find ???
# Jan 21 2005 at 11:02 AM Rating: Excellent
27 posts

It's on page 2 :)

Edited, Fri Jan 21 11:12:53 2005
# Jan 20 2005 at 7:10 PM Rating: Default
I can't seem to find the link to the map of the ??? spawns in Eldieme Nectroplis (sp?) can someone post it again. Thank you.
# Jan 20 2005 at 6:52 PM Rating: Default
I can't seem to find the link to the map of the ??? spawns in Eldieme Nectroplis (sp?) can someone post it again. Thank you.
ok real easy
# Jan 19 2005 at 11:59 PM Rating: Default
ok this was really simple for me!
this is how i did it:
i went and got quest and set my homepoint in windurst waters. went and changed jobs to ninja(lvl 16) and got my kingdom stables collar. make sure to get some slient oils and/or sneak before heading out. i only needed about 3 oils! went to jeuno then went the eldieme necropolis all as my ninja. went around a bit and found the ??? clicked it and all that. then i used my ninja 2hr to blood warp out of there(can also use warp or a instant warp)and back to windy where the guy is! talked to the guy he says to go to sandy and talk to this guy in the church. so i used my kingdom stables collar and went and talked to that guy and got the scroll!!!! YEA!! really easy and fast!! hope this helps! rate up!

Edited, Thu Jan 20 00:04:56 2005
# Jan 19 2005 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
I've had this quest active for like, 6 months. Last night we trekked through the glacier to the Beaucidine side of Elideme for some genkai action, to fight liches in a non-camped area and as well to do my hommey's BRD Af2. By the end of night, despite our entire alliance's death, (our puller brought 2 mummys a lich, and a ka) we had successfully destroyed the AF2 NM, got the papyrus, and had the torch spawn for the Mea quest. Was very happy.
# Jan 18 2005 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Fame. Windy fame was the easiest of the three tele scrolls that i needed to do.

my friend told me, a good repeatable quest to do to raise fame is the quest with Yoren-Oren in windy walls. you know, the one where you bring im the stuff droped by mandies? [4 leaf mandy bud, Yuhunta sulfer, and Cornettes[why the hell mandies have these is beyond me...]

this quest will make bank on fame. now, there are 2 ways to get cornettes... from mandragoras and from a friendly bastok music shop. thing with them tho, is apparently bastok needs to be in second or first place in the regional standings to sell cornettes. i can't comfirm this, but thats what i was told. now on my server, bastok is always in dead last by a lot. the pervious week when i got holla and dem, bastok had nothing excpet for the gustaberg, and sandy[w00t go sandy] was rocking first place, this last sunday tho hell froze over and bastok made an amazing come back taking first place. so i took advantage of this and filled my inventory, my mog house, my delivary box[checked it twice to double fill ;)] and headed to windy.

all in all, i went from windy fame of nothing.... to the fame that i needed, with about 60-70cornettes 9 yagado necklaces[some mithra quest, also tenshodo fame if i'm not mistaken] and 5 bastore stardines. with that... i was well spoken about at the dinner tables in the eatary :P and i was able to get the quest...

now i just have to do it.

so to everyone who is doing the bastore sardine thing... DON"T DO IT!!! it takes to much time [think i read 4 hours for 6 stacks] if possible wait for bastok to get the rank and go ape on cornettes. doing the cornettes took me a little over an hour.

i dunno. thats what i did. good luck to all of you. ^^ and if anyone needs a teleport, i'll be doing them soon, whoring up the streets of lower jueno on the fenrir server

Edited, Tue Jan 18 04:02:21 2005
??? respawn or move?
# Jan 14 2005 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
131 posts
If I go in from one entrance and do not find the ???, can I wait around for it to move (and hope it moves to me)?
RE: ??? respawn or move?
# Jun 02 2005 at 3:52 AM Rating: Decent
...You can, but keep in mind it won't move until somebody else activates another ???
Few people do the beaucedine one because its the hardest to get to, and if its the current spawn, and nobody does it while you're hanging about, then it aint gonna pop beside you ; ;
# Jan 13 2005 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
289 posts
don't even bother going the long route through the glacier.
I went into the closest one to Jeuno, and like on the map provided in the link above (below?) it was almost right inside the area. Easy as pie.
anyone wanna help
# Jan 10 2005 at 11:19 PM Rating: Default
im on the Gilgamesh server and i was wounderin if anyone would wanna help me do this quest i should be on through the 14-16th of Jan if u wanna help me get it plz say so
Candle ?
# Dec 31 2004 at 7:13 PM Rating: Default
I saw a candle that started with T???? candle. dont know the rest of the name forgot. What is this candle for. Saw midway in Necropolis from the entrance through Glacier. Send me a tell if u know whats this for on Gilgamesh.
Candle ?
# Dec 31 2004 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
I was in Necropolis last night and when I went through the entrance through the Glacier. Me and a friend level 70 redmage we saw a candle. it was a target, the name of it was T???? candle. forgot the rest of the name. What is this candle for.
# Dec 28 2004 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
1,445 posts
I just did this quest... i wondered around the Bat.Downs Zones for a little and nothing.. Went through Glaciar and after wondering past a few liches there the ??? was.
Required fame
# Dec 21 2004 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
901 posts
Just to let you know

I had 0 fame in windy, it took me 6 stacks of bastore sardines to get the fame required for this.

Good luck everyone!
RE: Required fame
# Jan 17 2005 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
323 posts
I had 0 Fame in windy and did 6 stacks of the sardine quest. It took me 4hrs to solo this. HOW FREAKING BORING! You have to zone after every quest. Or I used warped to the nearest Home point. AHHHHH, but it worked.
RE: Required fame
# Feb 06 2005 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
Hahaha I got the fame for this quest by buying a ton of silk threads off this stupid mule who was selling stack of them for 300 gil and turning em in to the crawler calculus guy (creepy crawlies quest). Made so much money and didn't have to zone in between trades. I suggest if you need fame and you got the right levels just go level in crawlers nest and just say ahead of time that you need all the silk threads that come up. It was just too fast and too easy. unfortunately for me the stupid ???'s won't spawn. >.<
# Dec 10 2004 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent

Is there any other way to get the fame besides turning in sardines?
I had been in Windy for weeks now and still haven't got enough fame. I had done 27 quests so far and turned in lots of sardines.
If i do quests in Mhaura...will that count?
What's the deal with the broken fishing poles quests?
I know the getting the candle part is easier. I helped a friend and in 5 mins with sneak we did it.
RE: Fame
# Jan 18 2005 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
My favorite tactic is to farm Crawlers in either East or West Sara and T-canyon. Used in quests: Creepie Crawlies - 3 Crawler Calculi (sell the silk threads LOL) - Smooth Stone to Chamama in The Hotel in Waters (only hold one - but could be worth 200 + fame) - and North of Starfell Tree - can get Meteorite (1X turn in) for Star Struck quest.

While you are there - kill rarabs and get the 4 types of letters for 'Postman Always KO's Twice' sometimes you have to go to T-canyon for 2 of them.

And for a change of pace - Kill Mandragora and birds for "2 leaf man. bud and a bird feather for the 'Teachers Pet' - 4 leaf man. buds go to Yoran-Oran just west of the house of the hero in Walls but he really wants the Yuhtunga Sulfur - only the bird feathers stack the other items are 1 only please.

And that should be a nice change from sardines!

Good Luck!

Vallor WHM43 BLM23 WAR15 Sylph

Edited, Wed Jan 19 15:26:03 2005
i can't find the ???
# Dec 08 2004 at 2:29 PM Rating: Default
T-T am i just bad luck or i went to the wrong place? I went to those spots already.. the H, G, and I-6, i went down there, i could see those torch on the path, so i tab around..i can;t target any of those.. ; ; i went more deep all i see just those ghost and other Lich with armors (ka) ~_~" ... awwww... i was too scared to go back to zone, dun wanna die in deeper area
RE: i can't find the ???
# Dec 19 2004 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
272 posts
i have gone to all three easy locations at least 7 different times. no ???. the numbers on that work out as (1/4)^7=.00006. I should go play the lottery....
RE: i can't find the ???
# Feb 28 2005 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
yeah taht's totally wrong. there's a 4th entrance taht's uber annoying to get to. most likely the candle has been sitting at that entrance where nobody has bothered to go get it. so your chances of that happening are actaullly really high.
RE: i can't find the ???
# Dec 15 2004 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
Well, as the walkthrough above said, there is a 4th entrance that the ??? can spawn at, you just can't get to it from Jeuno >> Battalia Downs. YOu actually have to go through Ranguemont Pass >> Beaucadine Glacier >> Battalia downs. So most likely you just had bad timing and the ??? had spawned at that entrance when you tried. Just try again :)
RE: i can't find the ???
# Feb 28 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
I had even worse luck. I checked the easy three and they weren't there. So, then I went ALL the way through Xacabard -> Beaucadine Glacier -> Battalia downs. I got all the way out there, and it wasn't there either!! So then I went back to the easy three, and it STILL wasn't any of those!! What gives?? Where the heck is this ??? supposed to be?
# Dec 08 2004 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
To get Windy fame high enough, I traded 2 stacks of Bastore Sardines to the taru near the fishing guild. I also already had 30+ quests done.

I was sitting on this quest for a couple of days for my LS buddy to help me out. He had me worried saying that it was tough and that we may be running around down in Eldieme Necropolis for a while. We met at (1-6) in Battalia Downs and went down. Sneak is essential of course. I checked every torch I went past. I got very lucky and as we were coming back through past a tunnel, a torch must have just spawned the ???. I finished the tough part in less than 5 minutes. I hope HOLLA and DEM go this easy....just need to get my fame up high in those countries :)

Edited, Wed Dec 8 13:17:44 2004
# Nov 24 2004 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
Went to G-7 in Batallia Downs checked the correct torch in Eldieme (I-7 at t-junction), nothing, went to H-7 in Batallia Downs (short skip and a jump) checked the correct torch in Eldieme (last torch before room with lost souls), VOILA! The ??? was there, traded the incense, gave the normal didn't work message, now I'm on my way back to windy then to San D'oria to get my scroll!

Server: Kujata
Highest Char: WHM36/BLM18
# Nov 24 2004 at 2:51 PM Rating: Excellent
50 posts
easy quest... just cast sneak, the undead and the stupid dogs aggro by sound. I got this last night and gave it to my WHM in my LS. I tried G-7 but no pop on ???. tried H-7 there it was waiting for me. "Your attempt failed at this time..."

don't go too deep... you will find the ??? on one of the candles in the tunnel.

tele-mea quest
# Nov 23 2004 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
Just a helpful hint - I know of 3 people who got the ??? on the second bazier in the G-7 entrance. You may have to wait a while, but i know for sure it pops there. You may want to camp it and try every 15 min. or so.
RE: tele-mea quest
# Jan 18 2005 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
Great Point - If the tunnel continues - look deeper - don't stop at the first fire - mine was the THIRD down the tunnel -

AND - go left AND right - there are 5 and 6 possibilites - depending which entrance you have picked, See the link for the map - EXCELLENT - I had two 50's get me through the glacier only find they got to see the ??? and it was gone when I did it. So I ran back down into Bat Downs using the map - closest entrance - 3rd candle at G7 right side - my partner had the entrance to the east -

You do not have to use the glacier route - use the map in the link and just 'Sneak' in and get out! Pshah - mine did not light either - but I got MEA Scroll!

Good Luck

Vallor WHM43 BLM23 WAR15 Sylph

Edited, Tue Jan 18 16:16:55 2005
# Nov 19 2004 at 4:04 PM Rating: Default
Do u have to fight an NM? PLZ tell Also if ur on Diablos server i would LOVE help ty name is Skylark

TY =)

Edited, Fri Nov 19 16:07:10 2004
# Dec 10 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
There is no monster/NM spawn, u just get a message that the candle is unable to light. Just head back to windy -> Sandy and teleport-Mea is yours
# Dec 07 2004 at 10:41 AM Rating: Default
Yeah? What spawns?
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