Vuntar will pay premium price for rolanberries, but for only those that are thoroughly aged and can serve as food for long voyages.
Speak to Vuntar to begin this quest.
Take fresh rolanberries to the Crawler's Nest and place them in the baskets. Placing berries into the baskets will eventually spawn an NM Drone Crawler, which will drop an aged rolanberry that Vuntar will take.
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When I 1st did it I was level 50RDM/25BLM.
I went and bought about 12 stacks of rolanberries.
Went to the CN with a friend of my 75RDM/35BLM.
He was the one spawning the Crawler NM, so he would take the entire hate.
At that time there was a 75DRK (1st time I saw a DRK and look so freaking kool)
He help us out finishing our stack we had a lot and it was taking 4-6 of those berries in order to spawn the NM.
Well to make it short the I took home about 4 1/2 stacks of rolanberries 881.
And my friend confirmed it that it was a 1/3 rate for what he heard.
So Then I went to selbina and try to sell the berries but I did not had enough fame.
I went and farm some cabbage, (I was broke and only had less then 2k) I think it took 3 stacks of cabbage in order for the guy to talk to me and take my berries. I can't remember how much exactly he gave me but I think I lost only like a couple 100's gill's.
For me it was enough though because it gave me fame in all 3 cities Sandy, Bastock and Windy.
SO I can't say I made a profit but I can say that it was well worth it.
And in case you are wondering with the 4 stacks that I got I got fame 5.
Especially at sandy since I've done so many missions and quest that barely game me fame 2.
I think it was a fair trade.
I just went to CN to get some berries and profits out of it.
Now this Surprice >,< omg... (word)
Edited, Mar 17th 2007 8:02am by Yuantis
here WAS how it works
you bought a lot normal berries (I bought them from upper jeuno shop near exit)
go to crawler nest, the first big hall you will see an ???, trade a berry to it, it spawns a NM named "Guardian Crawler" but it doesn't come out everytime, the average spawn rate is 2 berries for one Spawn. Defeat it (lv 40 for this one) to obtain one 881 berry, there are another ??? in the first hall in the second map, spawn a higher level "Guardian Crawler" (lv 45) which drops more silk and seems easier to be spawned than the first one.
881 berries are selling for 800gil
using the 881, you can spawn another NM named Drone Crawler, also from 2??? (located in the 2nd map too) defeating it gives 874 berry (the first ??? spawn a lv 50 Drone where the 2nd one is lv 55 << higher drop rate of silk)
874 berries are selling for 2000gil
using the 874 berries you can then spawn two different named NMs with same lv
"Queen Crawler" and "Matron Crawler" both lv 60, soloing now is a bit ineffective from now (I am a lv 75 monk/thf), defeating them gives you
864 berries which sold for 3000 gil
using the 864 berries you can spawn the highest level crawler in Crawler's Nest "Awd Googie" this time it really looks like an NM coz it green in color. it's an lv 65 NM, I tried to solo it and I used 2hr to have a comfort win (need not to use 2hr if I sub nin and my evasion gear on I think, I sub thf coz I need more silk from other NMs). Defeat this and it 100%gives you "Royal Jelly" an ingredient which is a rare drop from other monsters. note that Vuntar don't buy these. "Royal Jelly" are for synthesizing or doing a quest.
i tried zoning and that does not work, is it per day or what?
My thoughts exactly, I nearly cried when he only took 1 berry =((((
Gets harder and harder to make money now bleh..
1. It seems that it takes alot more rolanberries to get this thing to spawn now. It used to be only 2-3 now it seems like 4-6, drastically reducing the profit.
2. They changed it that so when you spawn it, it becomes a NPC and when you get near it it turns red and aggros. This will save people from stealing it when your at the "basket".
Hope this helps you guys out.
Edited, Fri Oct 22 08:00:56 2004
Rolanberry 881 = 800 gil
Rolanberry 881 x12= 9600 gil
.........you get the idea
Edited, Sun Sep 19 21:11:48 2004
The Guardian Crawler was alot tougher than I thought he would be, and was hitting me for about 60 damage a pop.
As far as activating the quest, all I did was talk to the guy in Selbina, bought a Rolanberry from the AH for 300 gil and then traded it to the basket in the Crawler's Nest. It took about 10 seconds for the Guardian Crawler to start squirming out!
Edited, Sat Jul 10 19:42:53 2004
on average he spawns and drops about 1/4~5 berries
I am not 100 percent sure on this number it I know it was between 600 and 900 gil.
This quest is repeatable, bring back any dated Rolanberry.
Personally tested for Obtain value.
(this all takes place in the Crawler's Nest dungeon off of rolanberry)
1. Place a rolanberry in one of the first crawler nests (J-9 or F-8 of map 1).
2. Wait for a crawler worker to swallow the rolanberry and kill it. This gives you a new rolanberry.
3. Take that rolanberry to the nests on map 2 (G-7 or G-8). Wait for a crawler drone to appear and get the rolanberry, then kill it.
4. It drops a different rolanberry. Take this to Map 3 and put it in a nest at D-7.
5. A crawler matron will appear. Kill her and retrieve yet a different rollanberry.
I haven't done this, but looking at the AH, i assume you will get Rolanberry 881, 874, then 864 (repectively) doing this.
Edited, Sun Dec 28 17:32:21 2003
dropped by gaurdian in nest~
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