Can Cardians Cry?  

Start Area: Windurst Woods
Start NPC:Apururu (H - 9)
Prerequisites:The All-New C-3000
Related Areas:Xarcabard
Related Mobs:Cursed Weapon (RDM)
Cursed Weapon (WAR)
Min Level:20
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:5000
(Average from 3 ratings)
Items Required:Bruised Starfruit
Title Obtained:Deliverer of Tearful News
Last Updated: Wed Feb 16 16:20:55 2005

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Apururu beseeches that you find the Queen of Diamonds Cardian, who was sent on an expedition to faraway lands. Seeing that the Cardian could not make it back on her own, it's likely that she's literally gone to pieces somewhere.


Talk to Apururu for a cut scene where the Queen of Hearts dies. Apururu will ask you to find the Queen of Diamonds or what's left of her for 20,000 gil. The Queen of Diamonds is said to be in Xarcabard.

Kill Cursed Weapons until you receive a Bruised Starfruit and return this to Apururu.

Quest Series

Final Fantasy XI

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# Sep 14 2004 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
787 posts
I can't get this quest, probably because I have The Kind Cardian quest, and Apururu wants to talk to me about that instead.
lvl 30
# May 13 2004 at 2:06 PM Rating: Decent
688 posts
I got this quest at fame 5 at level 30... Haven't turned in the starfruit yet

I was so excited when i saw a reward of 20k!! Sucks it's not true :'(
20k vs 5k
# Feb 24 2004 at 3:21 PM Rating: Excellent
374 posts
During the end of the cut scene, Apururu tells you she'll give you 20k for news of the Queen of Diamonds.

After the cut scene, if you stop and talk with Boizo-Naizo, (H-10) in the Manustery, he'll tell you the he will not pay 20k for this.

When you do get the Bruised Starfruit and turn it in, you will only get 5k as a reward plus the title "Deliverer of Tearful News".
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 24 2004 at 12:12 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i heard of a card named queen of diamonds..maybe u trade THAT in...
Why not 20k
# Feb 22 2004 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
Did the quest, you do not get 20k because you are sent to a different person who does not believe in rewarding for quests. Luckily you still recieve 5k, so I broke even after buying the Bruised Starfruit.
# Feb 22 2004 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
233 posts
is it at all possible for other monsters besides just those Weapons that drop other parts and if you turn them all in you get a total of 20k gil? Just a thought.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 10 2004 at 12:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The minimum level is not 45, I could get it at level 37. I got a fame level of 5 though.
RE: Correction
# Feb 22 2004 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
400 posts
Minimum level = minimum recommend level. With a couple exceptions, the only thing that limits you to being offered the quest is fame. Recommended of 45 probably means that you need to be around 45 to kill something or to get somewhere that is required for the quest.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 28 2004 at 3:46 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yeah, like all the quests that are listed at level 1 could easily be soloed by someone that level...
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 08 2004 at 1:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ok i can understand ppl confusing the reward of gil but when the acutal npc says she will give you 20k and gives you only 5k...what gives? Is there another quest after this one that will make up the difference in gil from the 20k?
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 08 2004 at 1:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
reward is only 5000gil
# Jan 07 2004 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
reward is only 5000gil
49 Quests
# Jan 06 2004 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
I got this quest at 49 unique quests and a number of repeatables. From what I understand, you just have to kill the Cursed Weapons in xarcabard for an item called Bruised Starfuit and take that back to Apururu. Going to try it tomorrow.
Item needed and reward
# Jan 05 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Good
Item needed is Bruised Starfruit
Reward is 5000gil
Title Granted ->
# Jan 03 2004 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
75 posts
Deliverer of Tearful News
# Dec 31 2003 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
75 posts
you need to kill a Cursed Wepaon in Xarcabard, its dropping an item that you have to trade to Apurur (cursed weapon is lvl 45, but its really mbbed there so its not easy for a lvl 40~45 party)
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 30 2003 at 12:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Anyone have a location for the Queen of Diamonds? Also, is there any fighting involved? Xarcabard is a high level map, so I doubt I could kill anything there with my 43 BLM.
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