The Clue  

Start Area: Mhaura
Start NPC:Rycharde (I - 8)
Related Areas:Crawlers' Nest
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:3000
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Items Required:Crawler Egg
Title Obtained:Four-star Purveyor
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Rycharde seeks an ingredient known as crawler's eggs.


After giving Rycharde some time to recover from his father's harsh words about his cooking. He is now ready to prove his worth to his father. He asks you to bring 4 Crawler Eggs. He also says you can take your time on this quest so no time limit.

When you turn in the eggs, he thanks you with 3000 gil.

Quest Series

This quest is part of a cooking quest series based in Mhaura. The complete quest series includes:

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Game Week, /clock
# Apr 23 2008 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
You did not have to do Orlando's Antiques, because I still have that quest in log. Don't make assumptions and post on here, as you might misguide someone. Try checking other web sites for references too. You have to wait a game week between each one in the series. If you've waited around 8-9 RL hours, and still can't get the quest, try following the steps again. If it still don't work, you probably need to work on fame. I've had no problems getting these quests, other than the ideas from posts I've read, based on assumptions. Get the facts, then post. End Rant.

Mountain Eruca in Mount Zhayolm drop these like crazy!
# Dec 15 2005 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
633 posts
To get this quest I had to do Orlando's Antiques and then Expertise
RE: Prerequisites
# Jan 14 2006 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
136 posts
I can confirm that you have to do Expertise first. This makes sense, as its part of the storyline.

(For reference, I didn't do Orlando's Antiques - although I've had it open for ages - and I have max fame).

this quest
# Aug 31 2005 at 4:27 PM Rating: Decent
371 posts
iv waited 1 RL day now, and have hero windy fame ; ;
Still cant activate the quest, so I dont know the time you eventually have to wait.
I'll update the post when I find out...so it aint just a fame thing. You do actually have to wait a set time.

Btw I got my eggs from crawlers in east sarutaburata so Yes, the lower level crawlers drop them. Hope this helps.
(Dont know if this is a fairly recent update, as I never got this drop when I levelled up low level here? Mostly threads, and crawler calculus etc)
# Feb 23 2005 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
Guardian crawler drops teh egg as well, I live in crawlers nest. pretty much any crawler in there drops it. i get like 5 for every 20 guardians i kill.
Crawler Eggs in Yhoator Jungle
# Jan 23 2005 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
If you kill Worker Crawlers in Yhoator Jungle (close to Tele-Yhoat) you can get these eggs as well...

pt with no thf (not even subbed) we got like half a stack of these in 2 hours exping there.

Edited, Sun Jan 23 20:58:52 2005
The crawler eggs
# Sep 24 2004 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
42 posts
To get the correct crawler egg u must defeat a matron crawler. You must kill two other crawlers prior killing the matron.

Crawler's Nest

Step 1

Map 1 - Nest J-9 or F-8
A - Trade Rolanberry to nest
B - Worker Crawler spawns, kill it!
C - Receive Rolanberry 881

Step 2

Map 2 - Nest G-7 or H-7
A - Trade Rolanberry 881 to nest
B - Drone Crawler spawns, kill it!
C - Receive Rolanberry 874

Step 3

Map 3 - Nest D-7
A - Trade Rolanberry 874 to nest
B - Matron Crawler spawns, kill it!
C - Receive Crawler Egg

- - Repeat 3 times. 4 eggs required - -

RE: The crawler eggs
# Jan 03 2005 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
193 posts
Trading a regular rolanberry gets a Guardian, not a Worker....

and this information isn't even right for this quest. ._.
RE: The crawler eggs
# Oct 12 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Excellent
While Matron Crawlers may drop crawler eggs, any crawler eggs will do to complete this quest. Dropped from various higher level crawlers or purchased under Food/Ingredients at the auction house. You do not need to kill Matron Crawlers to receive this item.

~ Hope this helps. ^^
Crawler Egg
# Aug 22 2004 at 6:45 AM Rating: Default
You can get Crawler Eggs from Harvesting in West Sarutabaruta. Hope it helps :)
RE: Crawler Egg
# Aug 27 2004 at 6:24 PM Rating: Excellent
883 posts
I think you're getting that confused with Crawler Cocoons, which are a different matter entirely (they're used for synthing silk in high-level clothcraft). Crawler eggs drop off of crawlers in CN.
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 11 2004 at 12:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think you are both confusing those with the Crawler Calculus, which you can trade 3 of them for 600gil to the NPC by the dhamel farm in Wind woods, and the quest is repeatable.
# Jul 28 2004 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
Just my two gil but I finished the quest with Take two weeks ago and he's still recovering so fame does seem to be involved.
# Jun 13 2004 at 6:43 PM Rating: Default
sorry about the extra post.
# Jun 13 2004 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
it could be like the mog house exit quest. she tells you about raising flower but diesn't say she wants one...maybe it's the same? trying giving the eggs to em. if it doesn't work then you "know" the quest has to be activated.
RE: hmmm
# Jun 13 2004 at 6:42 PM Rating: Default
sorry about the extra post:(
# Jun 13 2004 at 6:41 PM Rating: Default
it could be like the mog house exit quest. she tells you about raising flower but diesn't say she wants one...maybe it's the same? trying giving the eggs to em. if it doesn't work then you "know" the quest has to be activated.
Fame level
# May 23 2004 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
As soon as my fame level in Windy reached level 4, I was able to get this quest. I raised it by doing 25 unique quests and several repeatables, including the sardine quest six times.

Edited, Wed Jun 16 09:10:59 2004
Fame level
# May 23 2004 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
I am a San d'Orian with level 3 fame in Windurst and I can't get this quest. I've completed all the previous quests in this series. I also cannot get other quests in Mhaura, such as A Potter's Preference. Since I am about to try for the Mea teleport scroll quest and so will be raising my fame in Windurst to 4, I will check to see if can get this quest then, or must wait even longer. My fame level in San d'Oria and Jeuno is 5; in Bastok, it is 3. I haven't checked it in other areas yet. I have done th repeatable airship quest successfully in Kazham about five times.
knight craler drop
# Feb 13 2004 at 6:22 PM Rating: Default
got one from a knight crawler in the tree of boyahda

Who has the eggs?
# Jan 22 2004 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
97 posts
Well, I've killed about 15,000 Crawlers in both Sarutabarutas, Tahrongi, Shakrami Maze, and Buburimu. Mostly I kill them to collect the thread. However in all of those 15,000 kills I've never seen a "Crawler Egg."

Where do we acquire the eggs?
RE: Who has the eggs?
# Jan 29 2004 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
I believe you get them in Crawler's Nest. Not the wimpy Newb Crawlers for sure.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 08 2004 at 3:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I got a Crawler egg from a crawler in Yuhtunga Jungle
fame based?
# Jan 17 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
Must be fame based then. I got this quest right at 3 hours after previous one. Do Mhuara & Windurst share fame?
RE: fame based?
# Feb 24 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
I'm guessing this quest has some sort of fame and/or quest completion requirement in order to trigger it.

I've completed all previous Rycharde quests as well as the quest from Take and it's been over 48 RL hours with no trigger on this quest.

I did notice yesterday that I was finally able to trigger the Blandine quest after trying repeatedly and having no success. The Blandine quest seemed to have triggered after I completed the quest from Take as well as a few other quests from Windurst had been completed.

I'm hoping that after completing the Blandine quest (The Sand Charm) that it might raise my fame and/or trigger the beginning of this quest.

I'll try to post once I've managed to trigger it.

Please rate my post if you found it useful.

Edited, Tue Feb 24 12:42:01 2004
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 19 2004 at 11:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Kind of.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 01 2004 at 8:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) One day a certain ******* will learn how to spell Windurst.
RE: fame based?
# Feb 10 2004 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
What was your windhurst fame at to get this?
How long?
# Jan 07 2004 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
How long does he take to recover?

I have waited about 14 hours RT, but he is still won't give me this quest.
RE: How long?
# Feb 13 2004 at 7:28 PM Rating: Default
I would think that in order to obtain this quest, one must have obtain the title of Three-star Purveyor from performing a quest given to you by Take, another NPC in Mhaura.

Meow, Diabolos server

# Jan 06 2004 at 8:35 AM Rating: Default
Is this quest repeatable?
RE: eggs
# Jan 06 2004 at 12:07 PM Rating: Default
No, it is one quest in a series of many. Once you complete it, return later and get an entirely new quest.
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