Cid's Secret  

Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Cid (H - 8)
Related Mobs:Drone Crawler
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 13 ratings)
Items Required:Rolanberry 874
Items Granted:Ram Mantle
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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I went to Cid after accepting the emissary mission while i happened to be in the Metalworks and he asked me to stop by the Steaming Sheep to see if the patron needs any help with anything. Upon going to the Steaming Sheep I notice a lady ascending the stairs, almost impossible to talk to I managed to fianlly under the balcony next to Potawhan or whatever his name is. She tells her sob story, and then says a customer came in and asked for a Rolanberry (CE 874).

Return to Hilda at the Steaming Sheep Restaurant in Port Bastok and trade the item to her. What follows next is a cutscene that lasted for a little under 4 minutes, explaining her strained relation with Cid. She then gives you a key item called an "unfinished letter" which she asks you to deliver to Cid. Go back to Cid to speak with him about the letter. Yet another cutscene comes and goes. After all that running, you are indeed rewarded! Cid gives you a Ram Mantle


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# Feb 08 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
where do you trade the rolan berry to pop this thing ?
Guide sucks.
# Nov 24 2004 at 4:17 PM Rating: Default
103 posts
This guide is utterly horrible.
# Sep 09 2004 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
Its a Rolanberry 874 not 847 and yes you can buy it in the AH but you also need high fame to do this quest.
# May 30 2004 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
how hard is the NM crawler to kill ? can you kill him solo at lvl 40 ?
RE: ?
# Aug 23 2004 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
1,534 posts
The Nm is a Guardian crawler i believe.. or one of the ones where you stick a rolanberry in the basket, i dont know how hard to kill it but i do know that it anihilated an entire party of lvl 35-36 (lol i was in tat party)
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
RE: ?
# Nov 16 2004 at 5:25 PM Rating: Decent
915 posts
It is actually called the "Drone Crawler" and is lvl 50-55.

The "Guardian Crawler" is for another quest.
more input
# May 09 2004 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
I've been trying to get this quest for some time. I recently hit Fame level FIVE and got it. I'm 24th level and did not level between my last attempt at rank four fame and getting rank 5 (I just did a couple repeatable).

I think it's possible the guy above who said his fame hadn't changed might have needed to zone after completing a quest to get the fame, etc.

RE: more input
# Jun 17 2004 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
I got the quest just after getting to Fame Lvl 4. Checked Fame (Lvl 3), completed a quest, checked Fame again (Lvl 4), then got this quest.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 28 2004 at 7:11 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) you get the item rolembary of a NM in crwalers nest
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 28 2004 at 7:10 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# Feb 19 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
To get the Rolandberry 847 you need to buy a regular rolan berry and head to the crawler's nest. Make your way down to the room where there are a bunch of maze lizards. You should see something like a straw bucket as you drop down from the ledge. Examine the ??? and trade it a roland berry. Once you do, a Guardian Crawler will spawn. Kill the Guardian Crawler to get the Roland Berry 847.

Hope this helps
which item?
# Feb 19 2004 at 6:49 AM Rating: Default
I got the quest from Cid and went to Hilda.
She told me about the "a Rolenberry (CE 847)". So I bought "a Rolenberry" (under Food - Ingrediens) for about 1k and tried to trade it her.
But nothing happenend, she doesn't accept it.

Is it the wrong item?
Maybe I need a higher lvl, I tried it at lvl 31. Fame shouldn't be a problem, also I wouldn't have gotten the quest in the first place.
RE: which item?
# Aug 24 2004 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
1,534 posts
No u literally need a rolanberry with that date on it, only obtainable at the Crawlers nest.
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Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
Fame Needed
# Feb 10 2004 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
1,824 posts
Flaco (just outside the steaming sheep) told be that quite a few people had heard of me, keep up the good work or something to that effect. He is the way to determine your Bastok fame and I couldn't get this quest with the previous level of fame.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 08 2004 at 12:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 30 Unique Bastok quests, about 40+ repeatables, lvl34 rank3, no quest offered
RE: Fame
# Feb 09 2004 at 12:34 AM Rating: Good
you need lvl 4 fame to recieve the quest
RE: Fame
# Jun 30 2004 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
where i can see my fame in bastok
i was there because i wanted warp scroll and only got the quest after 8 quests completed and some repetable.
And u say about fame lvl 1 ,2 and all but in sandy that i know where to talk to see fame he said about being now. where i can see lvl compared with the phrases he said to me?
# Feb 01 2004 at 3:04 AM Rating: Default
how much fame do you need for this? in bastok i've done like 30 quests and like 20 repeatables and i still cna't get this.
RE: fame?
# Feb 05 2004 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
I got it at what i think is level 4/8 fame: "Quite a few people are talking about the thigns you've done for Bastok" or something like that.
How to get Rolandary 874
# Jan 30 2004 at 3:01 PM Rating: Default
where to get Rolandary 874?
can't find it under AH's food column
# Jan 23 2004 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
226 posts
The Rolenberry (CE 874).

Not 847, this guide is wrong on the number.
RE: 874
# Aug 24 2004 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
1,534 posts
o.o... lol.. ok ima go buy it lol.. i looked through food but couldnt find that number.. thank god i read that post
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
# Dec 31 2003 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
I'm level THF30/NIN10 with over 40 bastok quests complete, rank 3, a dozen other quests total from sandy, windy, jeuno, and other. All Cid ever says to me is "I'm buisy kid, Come back later." I can not seem to get this quest... Any thoughts?
RE: annoyed
# Jan 15 2004 at 11:17 AM Rating: Default
you need BASTOK fame, fame from other cities doesn't matter if it is Bastok, San d'Oria or Windurst quests.
RE: annoyed
# Jan 02 2004 at 3:13 AM Rating: Default
Scratch this post, I finaly got it after 2 more days and no other additions to the quests I had completed. Wonder if it was just a Minimal Play Time...
RE: annoyed
# Feb 03 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Default
you said you tried it at lvl 30 and couldnt get it, then 2 days later you tried again, what was your level when you actually got it? i know for the most part quests dont require a certain lvl, but it appears to me that the obvious ones such as choco, sj, etc etc, but i think that the tele'scrolls quests also require a certain lvl. hope for someones wise input on this. gl
Talking to the woman
# Dec 26 2003 at 10:02 AM Rating: Default
You don't have to wait for her to walk anywhere to talk to her, just get her targetted and walk directly under her, you can talk to her through the floor.
RE: cid's secret
# Dec 21 2003 at 8:14 PM Rating: Default
I read the letter and it said this:
"Dear Cid
I'm soon going to be able to open that restaurant I told you about. I'm glad you accepted my resignation. I regeret not being able to help you with your work anymore, but I'm sure there are plenty of engineer's--"
The letter ends here.

Cid thanked me and told me not to tell Raibaht (galkan in the room there) about the reward or the mission.

I obtained a Ram Mantle as the reward.

Ram Mantle
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# Dec 16 2003 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
reward from cid is a ram mantle...
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 14 2003 at 9:45 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think if you read the letter you get 100g, and if you don't read it you get 200g... I might have this mixed with another quest though.
RE: Reward?
# Dec 17 2003 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
180 posts
You are. That's the "Mom, the Adventurer" quest, where you deliver a ring to a Mithra child.
cid's secret
# Dec 12 2003 at 7:29 PM Rating: Default
171 posts
You wait around til she is at the bottom of the stairs, then it's easy to talk to her. I bought the rolanberry at the AH for some large but not staggering sum, and gave it to her, and she gave me a letter for cid called "an unfinished letter." I went back and gave it to him, and he was a little sad and thanked me. I forget what the reward was, less than the cost of the rolanberry of course. Someone should try reading the letter to see if they can end the quest a different way...
RE: cid's secret
# Jan 08 2004 at 9:38 PM Rating: Default
I think I got crapped out, I talked to cid, I'm part way through m6. The dragon is still alive. He gave me the quest, I talked to hilda, she blabbered and mentioned the rolanberry but doesn't respond when I try to give it to her. I have aproximately 150 quests done. (I fed hungry wolf 110 times) So I don't feel like I'm lacking fame, just can't figure out why she didn't want it. I talked to her again and again she wanted rolanberry. (crappy letters and numbers here)
do the letters and numbers mean anything? I just figured that was restaraunt talk for what kind of item it was to make it seem more authentic. Thanks guys!
RE: cid's secret
# Jan 10 2004 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
ya, the numbers is the date of the rolanberry, there are 3 maybe 4 different kinds, i dont remember. check the info on Hoist the Jelly, Roger quest in windurst to learn more about the different rolanberries and where to get them
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