Shady Business  

Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Talib (F - 6)
Prerequisites:Beauty and the Galka
Related Mobs:Talib (F - 6)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:350
(Average from 18 ratings)
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Talib of the Tenshodo is buying zinc. Bring him four chunks of the ore to receive gil.


After completing Beauty and the Galka, you can turn in 4 Zinc Ores to Talib for 350 gil per quest completion.

Note: Each time you turn in 4 Zinc Ores, it raises your Tenshodo fame. It does not raise your Bastok fame.

This page last modified 2008-07-12 22:05:27.
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# Dec 22 2009 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I did alot of the Yagudo necklaces, but quit later.
When returning, I did more yagudo necklaces, got my Rice ball price to 160.

Went to Norg, did a few scroll quests but couldnt get Utsusemi. Still wasnt Fame 4 according to the fame npc.

Checked rice balls, theyre at 158 now. Im heading to Bastok to do a few zinc quests, hopefully that will do it for me.

Most guides I found said that 160 was enough, but that it was changed recently to not be very accurate. I believe it is lower than 160 now, for me at least.
Norg Fame Npc
# Sep 03 2008 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
Hey Guys and Gals, Im new on here but I am just trying to help answer the questions that I wanted answered in the past. Hope I can help at least someone.

The person that evaluates your fame in norg is an npc named vaultimand in norg (h-8) upper right part of the sector.
Added Location
# Jul 11 2008 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
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ok I added the location and name of the npc for everyone ^^

EDIT: Also added the name of the key item.

Edited, Jul 11th 2008 1:47pm by Judaine
added location
# Jul 11 2008 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
edit: Sorry double post >_<

Edited, Jul 11th 2008 1:45pm by Judaine
# Jul 22 2007 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
I'm I the only one who think this Guide is so retarded!? It look like it was either written very quickly or the person don't know what he's talking about.

Afterward, give Talib one Zinc Ore piece, and he will give you a key item, something logs (name not that important.)

If you write a guide for a quest, the name is important. You wouldn't write every guide, he give you key item "Name not important"

Walk down the steps and immediately go to your left and into the first door. Inside is a lone Galka standing near a fireplace (name starts with a P.)

Wow, you don't even know the NPC Location or his name. Thanks! You been a real big help!

# Jan 07 2009 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
he gave u directions dont matter its very simple a 2 yr old can follow the damn directions so stop acting like a smartass he at least posted something unlike you
Tenshodo fame for utsesemi ichi
# Feb 06 2007 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
ive turned in about 40-50 zinc
and 40 yags
i need to know if both still add on to Tenshodo fame if ive done two different quests for the fame
and about how much more do i need to do i need to turn in for utsesemi ichi quest?
for either could be yag or zinc
someone please help cause im tired of farting around with a useless ninja
thank you
Fame 7... grr
# May 06 2006 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know the ratio of fame given between this quest and the yagudo necklace quest? I need fame 7 to do the Leviathan fight... >< And how many zinc ores/yagudo necklaces would I need to turn in to get fame 7? I've turned in 164 necklaces so far, plus the first part of this quest (does that give any fame?)

Fame 7... grr
# Oct 12 2006 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
hmmm i don't know if you know this but the avatar fight in norg requires only level 4 norg fame

though i was wondering if this quest lowers fame for some other city i did this and i think my sandy fame dropped i am not sure though can anyone confirm.
RE: Fame 7... grr
# May 10 2006 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
Not sure on the ratio but last night i bought out bastok of about 47 ores and turned them all in rice ball price went from about 162-158 also ive traded in about 50-60 prior to this and around 60 yag necklaces i quit doing those when everyone was telling me that quest gives norg/tenshodo fame but lowers windy fame slightly. im certain im at the lvl 6-7 point now tonight when im off work ill go to norg and talk to the npc to judge it and see if i can get Ichi Leviathan and a few other nin scrolls unlocked ill post a follow-up. By the way prices of ores here on Valefor are right around 900gil-3k usually 3k though per ore.

Edited, Wed May 10 15:23:09 2006
1k each on Bismarck
# Apr 15 2006 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
As the title says. Zinc now around 1k each on Bismarck server

Edit :1.9k each in Bastok

Edited, Sat Apr 15 21:39:35 2006
Added Up
# Apr 01 2006 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
okay.. I thought i'd add all this up and make it simpler.

1) Head to Port Bastok, and to Warehouse #2. It's marked on the map.
2) When you enter it, take a left and go downstairs. Talk to Talib, and he will give you a cutscene.
3) After, give Talib ONE chunk of zinc ore (in AH, materials > goldsmithing). He will give you a key item. "Palborough Mines Logs".
4) Head to Bastok Mines area, and take a left down the stairs, and head into the first door on the left.
5) There is a Galka standing near a fireplace, and his name is Parraggoh. Talk to him to finish the mini quest, and he will give you aBronze Knife.
6) After finishing this quest, you can trade Talib four chunks of zinc ore each, without having to talk to any more NPCs.

Edited, Sat Apr 1 17:16:46 2006
alot less
# Mar 14 2006 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
well, i just finished the utsesemi quest, and did the bastok quest to get fame, but i only gave him 80 zinc ores. i went to norg and he gave me the quest, then i talked to the guy for the tuning forks and he gave them to me as well. ive never done any other norg quests so it was really wierd cus all of the postings said that you need to give about 100 and have anough fame, so i guess i was lucky or it turns out it has to be less. unfortunatly it did cost me about 300k, *sniff*.
# Jan 20 2006 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
I heard a rumor that if you zone in and out between trading that it yeilds more fame. Is that even plausable?
# Jul 16 2006 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
<_< Ummm no it doesn't even work that way. This is a program, SE made it so it doesn't change without serious hacking on the player's part or some rewriting.
zinc ore
# Jan 16 2006 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
Ok guys now i see that i guess where u guys are at the scroll is only going for 10-100k.....um wow wish i was in ur server those scolls sell for 5mill on Lakashi server so yea i really need the fame quest also ty for the nice post about how to obtain it real healpful now i can spend my 30mill on Nin gear
Zinc Shop
# Jul 30 2005 at 4:21 AM Rating: Default
Other than AH, I heard that you can buy Zinc Ores from an NPC, can anyone tell me if this is true?
RE: Zinc Shop
# Oct 01 2005 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
yes there is a place you can buy zinc ore, but bastok has to be in first or second place with regional controll

in port bastok, u have to buy an airship ticket, then by the docks are some stores (on the south eastern corner of G-6 on the map), there is a galka in the one, i think the ore was 700 or something the last time i checked, btw, copper ore is only 10 gil there ^^

Edited, Sat Oct 1 22:03:10 2005
RE: Zinc Shop
# Jan 07 2006 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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yes there is a place you can buy zinc ore, but bastok has to be in first or second place with regional controll

in port bastok, u have to buy an airship ticket, then by the docks are some stores (on the south eastern corner of G-6 on the map), there is a galka in the one, i think the ore was 700 or something the last time i checked, btw, copper ore is only 10 gil there ^^

This is actually not true. I visited the galka shop and the ore you were referring to was the Iron Ore. Unless SE caught on and removed Zinc ore from the shops, you're wrong ^^;
RE: Zinc Shop
# Jan 26 2006 at 10:06 PM Rating: Good
168 posts
you guys must be kidding.... go buy this from the goldsmithing guild... = =?
RE: Zinc Shop
# May 10 2006 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
LMAO dude if your server actually has zinc ore in the guild i so want to come to your server, usually about 8-15 people camping "every" guild by the time you get to pull that 1 buy off the rest are gone from the others purchasing them, in the land of the flying bird nothing stays in stock for long.
120 zinc ores!
# Jul 13 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
Last I heard you needed to give him 120 zinc ores for Utsusemi in Norg
Lol typo ^^
# Jun 30 2005 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
Talk to him to finish the mini quest (you do not need to talk to the girl from the cutscene even though he asks you to.)

I didn't know you address girl's as "he"'s^^
RE: Lol typo ^^
# Jul 23 2005 at 1:36 PM Rating: Default
He in this case refers to the Galka I believe.
Not working!
# Apr 04 2005 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
I tried to trade the Zinc Ore, but nothing happen!! anyone know why?
RE: Not working!
# Apr 11 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
1,980 posts
Remember that this is the second part of a two-part quest. For the first one trade him 1 zinc ore, but the subsequent one (this one), trade him 4. So if you're trading the wrong amount of ores that may be your problem.
Norg Fame lvl 2
# Feb 28 2005 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
how mnay zinc ores do u need to trade in to get lvl 2 fame in norg???
Norg Fame lvl 2
# Feb 28 2005 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
how mnay zinc ores do u need to trade in to get lvl 2 fam ein norg???
How many Zinc ores???
# Dec 30 2004 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
80 posts
I just wanted to know how many sets of 4 Zinc ores do you need to trade in to talib in order to have enough Norg fame for the scroll quests? Thank you.

Edited, Thu Dec 30 18:30:25 2004
# Sep 17 2004 at 7:23 PM Rating: Default
228 posts
does the Ninja flag quest itself (quest to be a ninja) require tenshodo fame?
RE: hey
# Sep 22 2004 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
1,024 posts
does the Ninja flag quest itself (quest to be a ninja) require tenshodo fame?

No. I did it and when in Norg to wrap up the last leg of the quest, i checked my norg fame - it was nada.

Edited, Wed Sep 22 09:33:04 2004
Cheaper in San D
# Jul 21 2004 at 4:54 PM Rating: Good
726 posts
Try buying the zinc ore in San D, it's cheaper there.
# Jun 27 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Default
284 posts
So repeating this quest will give you both Bastok Fame and Tenshodo fame?
120 zinc ores
# Jun 19 2004 at 4:18 AM Rating: Decent
So 120 zinc ores times 400 = 40,000 something gil. What fame level is that? Hmm 120 400 = 48,000 gil - 30 times 350 = ????

Edited, Sat Jun 19 05:36:18 2004
how many zinc ores?
# May 30 2004 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
About how many zinc ores do you have to turn in to get enough fame to do the nin scroll quest?
RE: how many zinc ores?
# Jun 03 2004 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
Well if anyone still wants to know, to be able to get the scrolls for ninja, you need to do this quest about 20 times to be able to get it. Along with being a tenshudo member. All in all you need to give him about 120 Zinc ores. I already did this and was able to get the quests. I have also done Samurai quest which adds some Norg fame as well.
RE: how many zinc ores?
# Jul 22 2004 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
6,424 posts
Check the Tenshodo shop in Lower Jeuno. If rice balls are going for 153 or less, your fame is good enough for Utsusemi
RE: how many zinc ores?
# Oct 27 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Good
3,883 posts
I have max fame in all cities, and I've done all the ninja scroll quests. Rice balls cost 155g each for me.
How many times?
# Apr 11 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
To get the utsusemi: Ichi quest in Norg, how many times would I have to do this quest to get enough fame?
RE: How many times?
# Dec 12 2004 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
You need about 100 Zinc Ores to get enough for Utsusemi: Ichi.

Zinc Ore Price: 300g x 100 = 30 000g
Rebate Price: 350g / 4 = 87.5g
Total Cost: 30 000g - 8750 = 31 250g

Edited, Sun Dec 12 17:55:58 2004
RE: How many times?
# Oct 27 2005 at 11:21 PM Rating: Good
3,883 posts
You subtracted, and yet it went up. that's some amazing math right there.

RE: How many times?
# Dec 12 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
37 posts
<Insert Double Post Here>

Edited, Sun Dec 12 17:49:49 2004
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