Guest of Hauteur  

Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Powhatan (E - 6)
Related Mobs:Powhatan (E - 6)
Min Level:31
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Maul
Replica Maul
Items Granted:Targe
Last Updated: Mon Mar 21 17:58:19 2005

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Go to the Steaming Sheep restaurant in Port Bastok and talk to Powhatan at (E-6). He wants you to greet a guest of his at the air travel agency, and ask you to wear a maul on your hip so the guest will recognise you. Go buy a replica maul or a regular maul and head back to the Steaming Sheep and talk to Powhatan again. Two selections will appear: "Where can I find a maul?" and "Where am I supposed to meet your guest?". Select "Where are you supposed to meet your guest?" and Powhatan will then ask, "You can't find him? On no! He must've already arrived! He's probably wandering, lost, and trying to find me! Please go find him! He should be in this district, but if he's wandered off to the Bastok Markets, ask the guards there if they've seen him!" Head to (D-8) and talk to the guard, Steel Bones. This will intiate a cut scene. He says, "An Elvaan knight named Domien? Yes, I believe I've seen someone matching that description walk by earlier... wait, is that him?" Then Domien walks in asking, "That maul... are you Powhatan? You're his representative? No matter--you should know that being late to a meeting is rude, not to say inforgivable, where I come from. I have written a letter of complaint to Mister Powhatan. Give it t him--I am going back to Jeuno. Goodbye." Domien then walks off, ending the cut scene, and you recieve the key item, Letter from Domien. Now head back to the Steaming Sheep once more and talk to Powhatan. He will then say, "Ah, you're back! Where is Sir Domien? What!? He gave you this letter and left in a fury!? Oh, no! What am I to do? ...Still, you've done what I've asked you to do, and I feel I still owe you for the last time. Here, take this." You obtain a Targe, completing the quest.


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Most finish this quest
# Mar 02 2014 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
Do I talk to Powhatan first to equip the Maul or do I need to be a White Mage?
Most finish this quest
# Mar 02 2014 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
Do I talk to Powhatan first to equip the Maul or do I need to be a White Mage to equip to Maul?
# Jan 01 2009 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
HA. AFter all these yrs playing FFXI, I have finally got this quest done today. 1.1.2009. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
quest differences
# Jul 13 2005 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
350 posts
Not sure if they've changed the parameters of the quest over time, or if I just had a random change.

Just completed the quest, but Powhatan asked me for a Shell Shield, not a Maul. Also, the guest he wanted me to meet is a Hume white mage named Evrain.

After getting a Shell Shield, I returned to Powhatan, asked where to meet Evrain, and he told me that if Evrain wasn't at the airship Arrivals area, I should talk to someone at the desk inside the Arrivals area of the airship dock. I did so, which triggered a cutscene where Bartolomeo (NPC inside Arrivals area) said he hadn't seen anyone by that name come thru. At that point Evrain walks thru the door, recognizes me as the person he's supposed to meet, and he tells me he'll go see Powhatan himself. I returned to Powhatan, who says he met with Evrain, and thank you for my help...quest complete, item granted was a Spatha, not a Targe.

Some very interesting differences between my experience and the original quest description.
RE: quest differences
# Jul 16 2005 at 2:06 PM Rating: Good
1,049 posts
Well, no. The quest you did was called "Welcome to Bastok". Just look at your quest log for proof.

That being said, if you talk to Powhatan again, he may give you this quest. Nothing has been changed.

Oh, and I forget if this has been mentioned, but having a Replica Maul also works. It's for all jobs and fairly cheap, especially considering you can sell it back afterward.

Edit: Yeah, it was mentioned. Sorry. =P

Edited, Sat Jul 16 15:09:35 2005
RE: quest differences
# Nov 06 2005 at 1:42 AM Rating: Good
350 posts
You were absolutely right. I went back and did the second quest tonight, and the quest guide was exactly right...my bad Smiley: grin
RE: quest differences
# Nov 05 2005 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
350 posts
Hmm..maybe you're right, I'll have to check on that the next time I'm in Bastok.
Replica Maul
# Feb 04 2005 at 10:29 AM Rating: Decent
First off I want to say thanks for the Drama. Very entertaining, if not a total waste of scroll down energies.

Second, I will thank all the great Walk-thru details. Big Help!

Now... Many places and many times on here and other threads I have seen that the Replica Maul is obtained in Gusgen Mines.


'Get' in FF is a fairly loose term.

RE: Replica Maul
# Feb 04 2005 at 8:19 PM Rating: Good
722 posts
It's found in Treasure Chests there.
# Nov 01 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Default
you dont need lvl 31 to get this quest....
i am lvl 24 war with fame lvl 3.....
and i got the quest...

24/12 war/rdm
fame lvl 3

Edited, Mon Nov 1 10:10:15 2004
RE: ............
# Nov 16 2004 at 5:32 PM Rating: Good
915 posts
But you do have to be level 31+ to complete this quest.
# Oct 31 2004 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
Thank you sooo much for telling me how to find the guy, i have quite literally talked to everyone in the Markets. :P
quest level req
# Sep 23 2004 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
I got this quest as my highest lvl char which is a 28 WAR with fame of 4.
# Jun 26 2004 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
142 posts
Does this need fame cuz all he says to me is "I'm sick and tired of entertaining guests"
I just did this quest you need lvl 3 fame

Edited, Thu Jul 22 13:14:39 2004
# Jun 03 2004 at 6:20 AM Rating: Decent
111 posts
ca i use HOLY MAUL for this quest?
# Jul 15 2004 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
I doubt it.
I use Holy Maul. and when I talk to Steel Bone. It doesn't trigger it.
Facts on the Quest
# Mar 06 2004 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
Ok I just completed this quest not 5 mins ago and I found some intresting diffrences between what it says in the quest details above and what actually happened.

I got the quest by talking to Powhatan when I had enough fame. I was a lvl 30 rdm at the time. When I leveled up to lvl 31 I went to bastok and bought a replica maul. I equiped this and went to the airship arrivals area and talked to the guy I talked to last time. Nothing happened. Soon afterwards a airship arrived I sat there and waited and talked to him about 20 times or so and still nothing happened.

Now at this point I was wondering if possiably a replica maul would not work for the quest contrary to what was said above. So I went back to Powhatan and talked to him again. He gave me several options that I could choose from. 1 of them was a option asking about what a maul was. Another was a option where I commented on how I was haveing trouble finding the guy I was looking for.

After I picked the option about haveing trouble finding the guy I was looking for Powhatan made a comment about how I must of missed him and how I should look through the area to see if I could find him or if I couldn't find him I should talk to the guards in the Bastok Market to see if they had seen him. Upon hearing this I headed over to Bastok Markets.

On the Way to the markets section I saw a guard named Steel Bones. He is at the very end of the bridge you cross to get to the bastok markets. Upon talking to him A cutsceen was started where I asked the guard if he had seen the person I was looking for. Then the person I was looking for walked up to me a conversation took place that can bassicly be summed up as. He was really pissed that Powhatan had not shown up and that he refused to deal with people who can not keep their promises. He gave me a letter(a key item) to give to Powhatan. After giveing the letter to Powhatan he gave me the targe and the quest was completed.

Now I am not sure if this is how it is for everyone and this site just hasn't been updated or If I messed up some how and got the alternate version of the quest. Did this happen to anyone else? Perhaps this is what happens if you equip a replica maul instead of a maul. I am kind of wondering if from the general mood of the 2 conversations that maybe I actually failed this quest. I still got the targe but Powhatan said he felt he still owed me from the first time. *Shrug*
RE: Facts on the Quest
# Mar 20 2004 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
1,309 posts
I was a doofus and bought a real maul, same thing happened ^^;

I think that's how the quest is supposed to go.
RE: Facts on the Quest
# Aug 28 2004 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
2,047 posts
I've seen the quest completed with my own eyes by a whm with a maul and with the replica maul, both make you search bastok markets because you missed the passenger.
RE: Facts on the Quest
# Nov 20 2004 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
You could skip looking in the Markets and just go directly to the Galkan guard at the bridge to the Markets.

Edited, Sat Nov 20 19:48:23 2004
Replica maul
# Jan 30 2004 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
theres an item called a "Replica Maul" its all/all and you hafta be 31 to equip...buy it at an AH, btw, the reward is a Targe. lv 36(i think) shield with only defense, sells for like 1.6k to merchants ^^ good luck with the quest
# Jan 12 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Default
how do i meet him ??

i talked to everyone in the agency, and he didnt appear :(
RE: domien
# Jan 25 2004 at 12:41 PM Rating: Default
Go back to Powhatan and talk to him, then go to the guard near the bridge at the entrance to Bastok Markets, and talk to him.
Melee gear
# Jan 07 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
4,575 posts

well to be honest, im sure the game encourages you to try out different jobs too. you wont be a mage forever, right?

granted you dont want to hold onto an item until your next job can use it, but on the other hand, you're here reading about these quests, you know what the prize is...dont do it if you really dont even want to use it or sell it.

personally i end up selling a lot of them because i'm beyond that level or it wasn't something i would have chosen anyway.

i figure the next time i come around with a job that does need it, ill have more money and just pick it up off the AH without a worry.

now im glad there's a replica maul that could be used, b/c i was sitting here thinking that's a whole lot of people who need to get 30/31 whm just to finish this quest.

Reward for this Quest
# Dec 26 2003 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
the reward for this quest is

Type: Targe
Slot: Shield
Def: 7
Jobs: Warrior, Red Mage, Samurai, Paladin
Races: ALL
Level to Use: 31
# Dec 24 2003 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
you DID start in a melee town. of course the quests are going to give melee items. why don't you go to windurst? i do quests there and get staves, clubs, and cloth armor all the time.
Minimum level...
# Dec 17 2003 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
277 posts
A little more consistancy would be nice when indicating the minimum level for aquiring quests. He can give you this quest well before level 31. I got it yesterday at 25. I just had a whackload of Bastok fame and completed his previous quest. Of course, I won't be able to complete it until I hit 31.
RE: Minimum level...
# Jan 15 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
Thus the 31... You can start ANY of these quests with the exception of Chocobo, Adv. Job and AF quests when you have enough fame.
replica maul works
# Dec 14 2003 at 7:44 PM Rating: Default
yes, replica maul works. just did quest now. 2k gil at AH on Fenrir server.
# Dec 08 2003 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
AlthornCS Scholar used the word, Ergo!

How quaint!

If you do not like the reward of a quest, you do not have to do the quest... if you want to complete all the quests in the game, (sigh) then complete them and understand that it's your choice to do so.

There is no reason or rhyme to online quests; even the creators of these little things forget why they do them. Yes, some are pointless, others are great for rewards...

Why does everyone get so angry in these threads?


PS. Why does a "Slow" spell cost 4,000 gil in Wind AH, but only 1,400 in Bastok AH?
RE: Rewards!
# Nov 10 2004 at 12:23 PM Rating: Excellent
46 posts
Why does a "Slow" spell cost 4,000 gil in Wind AH, but only 1,400 in Bastok AH?

Supply and demand really. More mages tend to be in Windurst, so they're willing to pay more for it. Also, the site seems to indicate that there is no vendor that sells Slow in Windurst, but there is for both Bastok and San d'Oria, depending on Conquest placement.
RE: Rewards!
# May 09 2006 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
Slow sells in each nation's magic shop when that nation is in 1st place and only to that nation's constituents. So, if your allegiance is to Bastok, it will never appear in the Windirt magic shop for u. But it will show in the Bastok magic shop for u when Bastok is in 1st.
replica maul doesn't work
# Dec 06 2003 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
well, it does.. but you have to go to the travel agency first, then talk to Powhatan again.. tell him you couldn't find his guest.. then talk to Steel Bones (the guard) at the entrance to Market to trigger a cut scene.. Domien will give you a letter to give back to Powhatan

Edited, Sat Dec 6 04:17:53 2003
RE: replica maul doesn't work
# Feb 07 2004 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
can u give me coord to steal bones
RE: replica maul doesn't work
# Apr 28 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
Steel Bone's coordinates are D-8 in Port Bastok, right outside the Markets zone on the bridge.
LVL 31!?
# Dec 02 2003 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
And I thought getting a lv. 7 Warrior would be a pain... ohwell, so much for trying to complete ALL the quests lol.
RE: LVL 31!?
# Dec 02 2003 at 8:20 AM Rating: Default
There is a replcica Maul availble in the game. It goes for almost the same price as a real Maul but at least its lvl 31 ALL JOBS. Pretty sure this will work...I didn't try, I'm a white mage.

Also the targe sells for 1700 to an NPC vendor if you can't unload it at an AH.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 01 2003 at 8:25 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) well when you make a game yourself you can fix all the problems to fit YOUR needs mmkay?
# Dec 01 2003 at 4:44 PM Rating: Default
Perhaps just that it would make more sense for a WHM item to be given in a quest only a WHM can do. Or maybe they are just being conversational - either way, lighten up.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 01 2003 at 2:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Reward is a Targ - a DEF 7 Level 31 shield that cannot be equipped by a WHM.
RE: Reward
# Dec 02 2003 at 3:49 AM Rating: Default
There is another item that can be used to complete this quest. A "Replica Maul" Lvl 31, All Jobs. Not sure how one would come across one outside of AH, seeing as thats the only place I've seen one so far.
RE: Reward
# Dec 15 2004 at 9:18 AM Rating: Excellent
49 posts
I got a Replica Maul in a Gusgen Mines chest. Just thought I would pass on the info.
RE: Reward
# Dec 01 2003 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
But can be sold at the AH for Gil, which can in turn, purchase WHM items.

I swear. What is it with "I can't equip my prize, so this quest sucks" people?
RE: Reward
# Dec 01 2003 at 7:29 PM Rating: Default
360 posts
Because while the item sells for a tidy sum, you also have to put out a sum for the maul (unless you get lucky enough to find a Quadav that drops one - and I haven't yet), and it would be nice to get items that actually relate to my class instead of more melee-class only gear.

That, and the fact that dealing with the AH is just another pointless hassle. Since the only thing that a WHM can do is get rid of the shield, why not just give us cash instead? Its like all of the rusty daggers that my paladin used to get in EQ after finishing quests.

I should also add this note...

The Targ sold just before the AH deadline ran out. There were never more than 2 for sale in the AH. Ergo, this item doesn't appear to be a big seller, and its possible that if more people do the quest, it might be difficult to unload the Targ in the AH.

Edited, Mon Dec 1 19:31:29 2003
RE: Reward
# Dec 17 2003 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
What? You mean you can't sell back the maul either? You still come out ahead on this quest because it doesn't eat the initial requirements like most quests do (ie. the maul).
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 23 2003 at 6:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well... let me think...
RE: Reward
# Feb 19 2004 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
Were you trying to sell the shield in bastok? Most lvl 30's and up don't buy stuff in home town auctions anymore. Sell it at Jeuno or Kazham where people who are 36 tend to be more often. And besides, the Maul is a great weapon. And it'll easily give you back your money, and then some if you play the AH just right. Another tip: if you're running out of AH room, buy another char and use it for storage. It's only $1 a month more. You can find that in your couch. If that $1 is a real issue, maybe you should concentrate more on making money in real life and not in a game.
RE: Reward
# Jan 31 2004 at 12:15 PM Rating: Default
pitty party and cry session, meet at my mog house at 6 ok guys?
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