Recollections - BLM AF2  

Start Area: Heavens Tower
Start NPC:Chumimi
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Ru'Lude Gardens
Related Mobs:Laityn (G - 9)
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 23 ratings)
Items Required:Whine Cellar Key
Items Granted:Bag of Seeds
Wizard's Sabots
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Sat Oct 28 02:12:31 2006

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Some strange occurrence from 20 years ago is now casting a shadow on the growth of the star tree saplings. Two of the ex-ministers may have an idea of the cause. After receiving instructions from them, head to Jeuno and then on to the Northlands.


Talk to Chumimi in Heaven's Tower to being this quest. You will be asked to go to Jeuno at the request of the two doctors investigating what is happening to the Star Tree.

When you get to Jeuno's Ru'Lude Gardens, talk to Laityn for another cutscene.

Then you are asked to go to Crawler's Nest and kill a Water Elemental. You need to find a Bag of Seeds. The water elementals in Crawler's Nest drop these often.

After you get the bag, go back Heaven's Tower and give it to Chumimi.

Then go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and kill Demon Commanders, Demon Generals, Demon Chancellors and Demon Magistrates to get a Whine Cellar Key.

Bring the key to Castle Zvahl Keep and use it at the west Ore Door at (H-7) for a cutscene and a key item. After the cutscene, bring the key item back to Chumimi in Heaven's Tower to get your Wizard's Sabots.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Black Mage artifact armor series. See the list below to find out which quest comes next.

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So confused...
# Jul 11 2009 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
fixed problem,ty.

Edited, Jul 11th 2009 2:43am by pusiwillow
bag of Seeds
# Aug 10 2008 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
ok just did this, got very angry when fire weather appeared so killed 1 fire elemental for stress relief and the seeds dropped. so its not only water elemt
# Jan 01 2008 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
So i've recently come back after a very long break, after selling all of my gear, etc. In the process of getting it all back now, and I thought I'd at least get my AF gear. I remember doing the Reccollections quest, getting to the ore door, nearly dying, or maybe I did, I don't know. So I looked, and sure enough, 'recollections' is completed... but I don't have my Sabbots. Somehow I didn't get the boots, or stupidly dropped them from my inventory. My question is, how do I get them, or get them back. I went and talked to Chumimi hoping to recieve my boots for the completed quest and flagged the AF3 quest...
Please help!
# Dec 29 2007 at 10:23 AM Rating: Good
i traded in the seeds right after the initial cut scene. Hopefully i can still see the cutscene in jeuno.
good job on not doing jueno
# Jun 30 2007 at 4:40 AM Rating: Default
you missed part of the story and thats why its in the instruction
didnt talk to the jeuno person
# Jun 07 2007 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
Just flagged the quest at 50..i had the seeds from before, so i went directly to chumimi without stopping at jeuno, and it went directly to shantoto's recollection once i traded them, no stop at jeuno needed i guess.
# May 01 2007 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone on Gilgamesh wanna help me with this? my name is Oats - 60 black mage.
I'm fine with doing all the other AFs too!!
only in CN?
# Jan 24 2007 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
does the seeds only drop off the elementals in CN because i looked up seeds and it names other places
only in CN?
# Jan 24 2007 at 8:33 PM Rating: Decent
Yup, only in CN
# Dec 24 2006 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Just finished this, soloed it all and farmed key with SMN 75. I opened the door while smn 75 too and got the key item to take back, so no need to go back to town to switch to BLM, rock out everyone..
elemental + bag of seed
# Sep 26 2006 at 4:45 AM Rating: Decent
hello on the fire elemental in crawler nest it's very rare !! ,elemental drop bag of seed too
How to find the Ore Door
# Sep 09 2006 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
1,137 posts
A note about the ore door.......

Its at H7. Its one of the first Ore doors (ie, if you have gone through an ore door, you are wrong). The ore door for the blm quest gives you the message "The door is locked..." if you click on it, which is a dead giveaway for the door you need.
AF Boots
# May 21 2006 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
This was very very annoying! I couldnt find which ore door to trade it to, lol. And got aggro many times ><; But all in all, quest was ... well, annoying. :) But my hume boots are better but I'll switch to these when I MB so I dont get too much hate like I normally do as BLM xD
# May 15 2006 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
do you have to get the drop off of the elementals or can you just buy the seeds and trade them to him

i was told it was grain seeds didnt know it was a rare ex

Edited, Mon May 15 08:29:41 2006
solo elemental
# Mar 02 2006 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
Hey I soloed the elemental as a 55 blm and it was pretty easy. What you need to do is sub rdm buff up with shell bar-X and kite it around with gravity being sure to avoid the element its strong against. The worst thing that can happen to you is adds. Also if there is like a big bulb or something you can run circles around, use it. Shell and bar-X are very important.

Edited, Thu Mar 2 13:13:06 2006
solo elemental
# Jul 01 2006 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
89 posts
ltfalconE wrote:
Hey I soloed the elemental as a 55 blm and it was pretty easy. What you need to do is sub rdm buff up with shell bar-X and kite it around with gravity being sure to avoid the element its strong against. The worst thing that can happen to you is adds. Also if there is like a big bulb or something you can run circles around, use it. Shell and bar-X are very important.

Edited, Thu Mar 2 13:13:06 2006

I just soloed the elemental at 54 BLM/WHM. I just pulled the mob to a safe place by casting silence (causing aggro) then repeatedly cast Thunder II followed by Sleep II if it was up or Sleep. Resting when MP was under 100. Near the end I got bored so I hit manafont and finished it off with a nasty Freeze.

All in all, a lot easier than I expected. It didn't resist a single spell.

For the record, the mob was Decent Challenge.
Unnecessary travelling
# Jan 09 2006 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
You are asked to go to Jeuno at the request of the 2 doctor's investigating what is happening with the Star Tree.

Actually you do not need to do this step, you can just trade the seeds already if you have them.
Need help getting the wine cellar key
# Jan 09 2006 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone on Caitsith help me get the Wine Cellar Key, and find the Ore Door. Plz /tell Fieldys if interested.

Can't get the quest
# Dec 19 2005 at 9:33 AM Rating: Good
38 posts
My BLM is now level 51, but I can't get Chumimi to give me the quest - he just keeps talking about how sad ehe is over his trees. Do I have to do the glove quest first, even though they are higher level?

Edit: Problem solved - I needed to talk to the quest giver as my BLM. The first time I talked to him I was on my WHM. It's a little hard to tell which is which because they wear the same clothes.

Edited, Mon Dec 19 11:42:21 2005
RE: Can't get the quest
# May 31 2006 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
150 posts
lol i had the same prob, talked to him when blm hit 50, forgot i was on as 67 whm lol
Melodies of the past
# Dec 06 2005 at 6:38 AM Rating: Good
148 posts
I love the fact that the melody that is playing during the CS with Koru Moru and his sweetheart is the same melody that is expanded upon in the Chains of Promathia missions, becoming the "Memoria de la Stona" It was such a pleasant shock to hear this melody again.

Also, the image of Shantoto with her cute little pigtails leading a group into the heart of Zvahl is pretty cool. She's such a mega bish, but she MUST be pretty bad-***. I wish there were more CSs , whether in other quests or missions, that shows her in action. Given that her pupil, Ajido Marujido, is able to Chainspell Ancient Magic, I have to wonder what she's capable of.
# Dec 02 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
As a 75WHM/BLM I soloed every part of this mission also a Fire Elemental in CN dropped my seeds along with two crystals. So in Fire weather it isn't too bad an idea to take out an elemental or two.
Save Yourself Some Time!
# Oct 24 2005 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
Dont waste your time camping in CN, go to lower jeuno, and there will be a tarutaru w/ a hyphenated name (like miji-kiji) who tells you the weather for the surrounding areas. talk to him and ask for the weather to Rolanberry Fields and it will give you the forcast for the next 3 days so you can be doing something with your time instead of sitting around doing nothing inside of CN.

when i was lv 50, i checked the weather, waited a game day for the weather to come around, chocoboed there, and when the weather came, i asked a 75bst who was just sitting in there to help me out. in and out in 10 mins.


this is my first post, so if this helps please rate up
RE: Save Yourself Some Time!
# Jun 06 2006 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
The name of the NPC is Shashan-Mishan, and he's at F-11 in LJ. A very good idea though!
# Sep 20 2005 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Laityln NPC is at G-9, Rulude Gardens
# Sep 03 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
I got a bag of seeds accidently while looking for mold for my G1, and I swear I got it from a Funguar. The same fuguar that dropped the mold dropped seeds. Or maybe at the same time someone else in my party killed a water elemental..Hmm... -ponder-

Edit: Also you don't have to go talk to that npc in Jeuno..

Edited, Sat Sep 3 16:32:06 2005
# Sep 02 2005 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
weare is Laityn <pos> ?
Ore door
# Aug 31 2005 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd the Water Elemental on RDM62/BLM31. Was wearing full AF with melee accessories except for Electrum Rings. The fight was not hard or even particularly long by RDM standards. I kept up Phalanx, Stoneskin, Haste, Barwater, Enthunder and Shock Spikes.

Went on RDM again for the Whine Cellar key with a PLD68. Again, not quick fights but neither of us took much damage either. We killed maybe 10 mobs before getting the key drop.

Since I wasn't sure if I would get the cutscene for the cursed doll on any job but BLM, a RDM74 friend escorted me to the Keep to open the gates and kill any aggro when I took Invis down to use my key.

I highly recommend visiting the Vana'diel Atlas site and checking it out. The map of Castle Zvahl Keep now includes a marker for the correct Ore Door to trade your Whine Cellar key to, a new addition since I printed out my map a while back. My escort and I went all the way to the second map and back, with me sitting at the zone while she went afk to find the right door. We'd totally passed it by the first time since the Ore Doors blend into the walls so well.

Edited, Wed Aug 31 14:20:17 2005
RE: Ore door
# Sep 25 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
354 posts
For anyone wondering you can get the cutscene without BLM as your job. I just did it as 75RDM.
RE: Ore door
# Mar 20 2006 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
You need the correct job&lvl only to GET / START a quest. It doesnt matter wether you dlvl and or change job afterwards, the task itself and the turn-in or finishing talks of the quests can be done w/ any job & lvl you have (so ur war1 could do / end your BLM AF3 quest)
RE: Ore door
# Oct 12 2005 at 11:15 PM Rating: Good
97 posts
thank you. VERY good to know. now i know i can get the door as my rdm.
it refuses to rain
# Aug 24 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
arg is there any way to predict fire elementals in the nest because it has been refusing to rain in roland berry everytime i check, its always either sunny or sunny w/ a chance of clouds... im going nuts !!!
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