Pieuje's Decision - WHM AF3  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Chateau d'Oraguille
Start NPC:Pieuje
Prerequisites:Messenger from Beyond - WHM AF1
Related Areas:Fei'Yin
The Eldieme Necropolis
Related Mobs:Altedour I Tavnazia (G - 8)
Dark Stalker (BLM)
Dark Stalker (RNG)
Dark Stalker (THF)
Dark Stalker (WAR)
Narcheral (M - 6)
Mission:5 - 0
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 6 ratings)
Items Required:Tavnazia Bell
Tavnazian Mask
Title Obtained:Paragon of White Mage Excellence
Items Granted:Healer's Briault
Last Updated: Tue Feb 15 21:28:19 2005

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Once you've found a Tavnazia bell in the Eldieme Necropolis, journey to Fei'Yin and commence the battle against the undead.


Note:You must have completed Messenger from Beyond - WHM AF1 and Prelude of White & Black - WHM AF2 in order to activate this quest.

In Chateau d'Oraguille, head to Prince Regent's chamber at H-8 and examine the door. A cutscene will begin, and you will be asked to obtain a Tavnazia Bell.

To get a bell, head to Eldieme Necropolis and kill Dark Stalkers, which come in the form of Dark Stalker black mages, Dark Stalker rangers, Dark Stalker thieves and Dark Stalker warriors.

When you have a bell, head to Fei'Yin, which is accessed from the northeast corner of Beaucedine Glacier. You will get another cutscene when you enter Fei'Yin. Head to J-10 on the top floor and trade the Tavnazia Bell to the ??? to spawn the notorious monster Altedour I Tavnazia. Kill the NM shadow to receive a Tavnazian Mask.

Return to Northern San d'Oria and head upstairs in the cathedral. Trade the Tavnazian Mask to Narcheral to receive your Healer's Briault.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the white mage artifact gear quest series. The complete series includes:

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Pieuje's Decision Spoilers page.

This page last modified 2011-06-01 10:41:29.
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the NM ??? is @ G-8 now
# Aug 07 2011 at 1:32 AM Rating: Good
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The ??? is at G-8 now, not J-10.

After the 10 May 2011 update when the new, higher-level mobs were added to the J-10 room, the ??? that you trade the Tav. Bell to was moved to G-8 on the same floor (the floor you zone into from Beaucedine. It's the same room as the Miser Murphy spawn.


Fairly easy but long-ish fight for lvl. 78 PLD/DNC with lvl. 78 RDM/WHM backup for curing and de-buffs.
WHM Artifact
# Mar 15 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
Well i been doing this for about a week now the first time i went to do it it went perfect i got the drop from the Dark Stalkers with in the 3rd kill that was great and went to Fei'Yin with 2 other friends Tokomitsuki 75DNC/Nin Randoy 69Pld/War Mrkoolaid75Drg/Whm (me) and killed the NM with a little trouble Tokomitsuki and Randoy died at the end but i lotted the item and totally forgot about the drop thought it was a key item and i teleported out and lost the mask. The next time got the drop from the stalkers on the first one we fought then went and tried to kill the NM and died pretty fast could not understand how but now we are on our third try and got the drop from Dark Stalkers after about an hour our longest so far but hoping to kill the NM tommorrow night hope all goes well....
WHM Artifact
# Mar 17 2010 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
This is a follow up post to my last one. I just completed this quest last night it was rather easy when you have the right set up with you. I went with 2 friends Tokomitsuki and Randoy one was a 75 Dnc/Nin and the other was a 70 Rdm/Blm and i was a 75 Drg/War. The fight was still a pretty long one due to his massive amount of HP and here is a tip: do not try to interupt his spells even with a stun grip on my polearm i could stop him. And also watch out for sleep he casts sleepga II which can be pretty devistating when you can not be healed because the RDM it asleep. I do not think this NM can be solo'd with his massive HP and constant casting of spells i think a team of 3 is perfect. Good Luck to All of you about to do this quest and NM fight.
# May 20 2009 at 10:22 PM Rating: Decent
182 posts
Five years makes a lot of difference.

A fart in the general direction of this NM will produce whm af body atm.
# Dec 10 2008 at 10:43 AM Rating: Decent
By far THE WORST part is getting a drop from Dark Stalkers. I didn't believe when some people posted that they were there for 4 - 8 hours trying to get the Bell to drop. I was one of the lucky one's and got the drop during the 3rd hour. Luckily for me I had a High Level Thf helping me out, but his Treasure Hunter ability was prety much useless.

Be prepared and get someone that has plenty of patience because you might be here a very long time. Hopefully the December update gives better drop rates.
# Sep 13 2009 at 7:38 AM Rating: Default
That's because TH doesn't help with rare/ex drops :)
shade drops bell?
# Jul 05 2008 at 6:43 AM Rating: Default
well it doesnt say it on here but if you look on Shade it says it drops the bell also. i was wondering if any of you guys got the bell from a Shade because those are level 44-48 or soemthing like that. it would be easier for me to kill those instead of the dark stalkers. oh and can some one give me the POS of the darlk stalkers or at least the correct entrance to the dark stalkers? how much farther in do i have to go to find those things?
shade drops bell?
# Jul 07 2008 at 1:49 AM Rating: Default
ok so no one seems to have answered my questions, but i guess i just went with killing the darkstalkers. no need to waste my time killing shades. the entrance i used to get to eldiehime is in battilla downs I-10 there when you enter you will run into a series of gates and levers that open the door you need at least two people to open and close these doors to get to the other sides now i dropped down in the center of this map and fell into an area with 4 dark stalkers with the respawn times of 15 min after the death. took about 1 hour with these four for it to drop the bell. so all in all i had help from two people Tickles and Spiderbozz on bismarck thanks again to you both spider was 75 ninja and tickles was 75 whm and i ws 52 whm. we then procedded to kill the NM in feiyin he had tons of hp. he almost got wiped us but with two whm i used benedict and tickles also had to use benedict in order for us to win. by the time the fight was over we had both ran outta mp and was just hacking away at him when he was at 5 percent hp. GL to the others who have to do this quest too just ask and kind people will offer to help you
shade drops bell?
# Jul 07 2008 at 1:51 AM Rating: Default
ok when i said center of this map i meant G-8 if you didnt know there are other drop downs too so dont drop down the others
# Oct 29 2007 at 8:37 PM Rating: Good
494 posts
No one mentions this, so I decided to.
I have been experimenting with rdm/pld alot so I decided to head out there like that and kill him right fast. I mean he is an AF NM, he can't be that hard? WRONG. The fool has an en-aspir that drains about 110 mp each hit. Needless to say I used my warp scroll and had to go farm another Tavnazian bell. (I wish the dark stalkers would respawn alot faster). After I got a THF friend to help me, we head up there as 75rdm/nin and 75thf/nin. This guy has waaay too much accuracy, so my THF friend died with it left at 75%, and leaving me with 40 mp, 300 hp, and convert down. It's HP has to be enourmous. After DoT kiting it I was eventually able to take it down and had 15 minutes left to raise my THF friend before his time was up.

So things to note when planning a party:
Enourmous HP
Has en-aspir
Good accuracy
Resists silence like a ****
Likes to stop and cast spells ALOT if you are kiting, so cuts down on how much you have to bind/gravity
(note on kiting: I didnt even use my staves for bind or gravity, brought a melee build lol and was fine)
How to solo...
# Jan 01 2008 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
The All Knowing
10,265 posts
so this is my story of soloing him. He's actually the first real "hard" NM i've ever soloed. I'm 75 RDM/BLM. Got my bell first kill, I start to ToD, got tired 20 seconds later and said "he can't be that tough".. boy was I wrong.. like zex said, he has enaspir like no other, 100+ and that staff deals some serious damage. so of course I died..

Round 2: I fix my macros, blink,Stone Skin,bind, gravity, bio, poison, burn, choke and that other BLM DoT I can't remember. Every thing was going great until about 15% he aspired all my mp, got hit with -aga and was bio.. headed to the zone, but couldn't make it.

Round 3

The best advice first is to bring mp items just incase. set up your macro list, bind is your friend, gravity sticks to, but since every NM grows resistant to gravity I only used it sparingly.

spawn the mob, cast as many DoT spells as possible before he cast a nuke. Then run off to a large area where you can run in circles. I ran around in the the first open area from zone.

Note 1: Eventhough you may be running in a circle, he will run as straight of a path as possible, meaning he may cut you off so be carefull. There are two path ways you can take in the first open area to escape if runs up on you expectingly

Note 2: if you're kiting him and he is bound, do not run up to him and DoT him unless you're close and physically saw him stop moving. Sometimes he will be casting a spell and it wont show up on the log (with no animation), you run up to DoT him and bam, you get hit from Firaga III..

Note 3: The best time to cast a ToD on him is wait right after you bind him, stay at a good distance away that you can run but close enough to see if starts casting a spell. If he casts bio/poison then you cast your DoTs, if he casts -aga spells, run away and wait till he is unbound and try again. Don't run back to him because of "Note 2". He may not hit you, but its not worth it. If he casts a blinkable spell, depending on your hp/mp ratio, I would take the hit and get my DoT off. if you're low on hp/mp run away and continue to run

Note 4: his range of spells is larger than yours

Note 5; Do not erase the DoTs he put on you, if he sleeps you, it can get real ugly real fast, just keep up Stone skin and regen, when you're slept take off Stone Skin and start running. You can bring poison pots, but he does bio and poison so often that it isn't necessary.

Note 5: Blink is your friend, aspir sucks all kinds of monkey balls

Note 6: Do not get near this guy, he hits hard and can enaspir your mp, if you get stuck in a corner and you have to turn around, wait till he's casting a long spell then run by him, trust me, you're better off getting hit with a spell then by his staff or his TP move..

Note 7: if your bind lasts 2 seconds and he's after you again, dont worry, let him start casting a spell, he naturally tries to keep his distance unless you're really close, once he stops, take off again, if you keep running around Fe'yin in one of the larger circular paths, you eventually gain enough time to cast any buffs you need to before he catches back up to you.

I hope that helps somewhat.. just be careful took me forever, but then again, this was my first :)
help !!!!
# Oct 26 2007 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
I am having real trouble getting help for this one if anyone is feeling generous and is on the bahamut server and would like to help please give me a shout names Gamina.
I felt bad for the NM.
# May 31 2007 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
I did this with my linkshell last night [thanks again, guys ^^], and he went down in about 1-2 minutes, if that.

We had:
75 SAM/THF x 2
59 BLM/WHM [he had to log before the fight though]
52 WHM/BLM [me]

So we split up into two parties and joined as an alliance. I teleported both parties to Vahzl, and we all met up at Fei'Yin... Cleared the room of the two shadows that pop in there... spawned him, and then raped the thing. I was main healer, for both parties. I only had to throw out a cure 3, maybe two times if that, and a haste/regen II, even though it wasn't really needed. Only one or two people went in the yellow, until towards the end, when the NM decided to go out with a big bang and cast an AOE before he died, that brought everyone down to about half HP or so. So I really had my work cut out for me then, lol. But other than that, peice of cake. =]

**I'd like to make a correction to the part of the Quest that says: "You will get another cutscene when you enter Fei'Yin". After you enter Fei'Yin... There are actually TWO cutscenes. When you first enter Fei'Yin and get the first cutscene, ZONE OUT, and then zone back in, to get the other cutscene. My LS mates and I were standing at the spawning point at first, scratching our heads, as to why trading the Bell to the ??? wasn't working. It kept saying, "You find nothing." So without activating the second cutscene, it won't pop. Hope this helps and saves someone else some time.** =]

I felt bad for the NM.
# Sep 14 2007 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
81 posts
Just did this with 1 PLD Lv.70 (Riland) 1 PLD Lv.75 (Kowanda) 1 DRK Lv.75 (Galioth) and myself Lv.58 WHM (Masoner)

Fight was decent, Yellow HP for the PLDs a few times and at the end of the fight we were close be being out of MP.
Play smart and this is a win.. not a "easy" win but just a win.
I felt bad for the NM.
# Aug 22 2007 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
147 posts
I'd like to correct the above poster's remarks about the cutscenes. There is only ONE cutscene for this quest. There are some other quests/missions that give you a cutscene upon entering Fei'Yin (most notably mission 5-1 for all countries). Just make sure you see the cutscene with the Sandorian prince and his aide and you're all set.
# Apr 05 2007 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
unlike what some ppl said this was pretty easy
we were:

did quite a few -aga spells but didnt hit for much at all
hit with dimensional death like twice but that did no real dmg, maybe like 400
i cured 4 times total but kept regen II up all the time
was pretty easy after all (just getting the bell was a pain >< but i had help from some nice ppl <3)
Easy as Pie ^ ^
# Mar 22 2007 at 4:55 PM Rating: Default
Just Duo'd this thing today, with 75 SMN/WHM + 75 RDM/NIN, easy as pie, and done in like 15-20 mins tops. SMN kept summoning garuda and using Pred Claws, I kept grav, slow II, para II, poison II and bio II (other RDMs could use Bio III if they wanna do this... i dont have that merit) on it. When garuda died, i'd kite, and repeat. didnt even have to leave the small room where it pops, just used sleep II on the shadows when they repoped.

Thx Gynrei for the help ^^
Dun dun dun
# Feb 23 2007 at 11:28 PM Rating: Decent
211 posts
I'd like to do this tomorrow for Serynth, our LS's poor WHM57 who needs his body piece...

RDM kite strat
# Feb 17 2007 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
OK I just did that kite strat as my 75RDM/NIN and it was so long and boaring. So i'll just repost for people who can't get help and want this for WHMAF3 asap.
Things you need Mp@~700 Windstaff, Icestaff, and 1hr. yes it takes this long
1. Go to the bathroom, let out pets, and make sure you wont be interupted.
2. Find the tunnel at F-9 that loops back to the large room and remeber this spot.
3. Kill the 2 shadows by the ??? @j-10 where this *** pops.
4. Cast StoneSkin, Utsusemi:Ni, Refresh then heal to full then trade your Tavzanian Bell to the ???. He will pop and if you're luck he'll only do a normal elemantal spell not a aga
5. Land a Bio2 and a Poison2 then gravity
6. Run Away!
7. Lead him back to the large room you had to go through to get there and keep Bio2 and Poison2 on him and a gravity if you don't like him coming up on you at all.
8. Remeber that room at F-9? You better becuase thats where you'll play ring around the rosey for the next 55mins. Keep shadows, stoneskin up. Run him around and land those Bio2 and Poison2 when you notice the "Bio II wears off" "Poison II wears off" come on your chat log.
9. If he gets too close Bind his ***, and keep it moving Deminstional Death wont work if you're to far away.
10. He's dead eat a Jelly Doughnut you deserve it.

Little tips. Don't be affraid of FiragaII its week and stoneskin wont get taken from it. Run Away! from those WateragaIII and ThunderagaII they hurt. Even though you shouldn't have a problem. FireIII and BlizzardIII are perfect times to trade a shadow to land one of those Bio2's or Poison2's if you are to busy running or you get the dreaded casting interupted because of your sh*ty *** router!!! I know I was stopped ******.

He uses FIREIII, BLIZZARDIII, STONAGAIII(rare), FIRAGAII(alot), WATERAGAIII(alot), SLEEPGA(very rare), SLEEPGAII (Very rare),-- PoisonII, BIO II, Drain, Aspir-- are the most common spells he uses. Tried using Dimenstional Death 3 times. Uses Manafront at 50% but that doesn't mean a thing since he is chasing you like an R-Tard.

If you area afraid of kiting something for almost an hour and you think you might ***** up make a panic macro just in case he takes your shadows and knocks away your stoneskin this would work:
/ja "Fast Cast" <me>
/ma "Cure IV" <me>
/wait 1
/ma "Stone Skin" <me>
/wait 1
/ma "Cure IV or III" <me>

then you can hit your normal marcos for your bind and refresh and what not.
Other than that I think I covered everything. Take Care and Have fun with this dude

Edited, Feb 17th 2007 1:54pm by moomoomama

Edited, Feb 17th 2007 1:55pm by moomoomama
RDM kite strat
# Mar 24 2007 at 11:43 AM Rating: Default
Right... I'm sure /ja "Fast Cast" will save your ***...


you sure you're a red mage?
# Feb 04 2007 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
219 posts
The best insurance you could ever have on this NM is a high level player that does not receive aggro from any of the monsters on the first floor. If you get in trouble with this NM, i.e. begin to wipe, have this player grab the NM and kite him on the first floor, preferably in a hallway that loops. Do not kite him in any area with shadows that would link.

He is particularly easy to kite because he stops so frequently to cast spells. No speed movement equipment or abilities are necessary to kite this NM. Raise everyone and rest off weakness while the designated player kites.

It should be noted that while the player will be able to outrun all -ga III and -ga II spells (assuming he is at a considerable distance when the spell casting begins), the NM may be able to land Bio II, Poison II, and Drain on the kiter. For this reason, the kiter may need a mage to provide a little assistance.

He is also susceptible to Bind and Gravity.

With the above, it's very simple for a 75 BLM & any other job that can kite (must have some hate generation method) to craft a strategy to duo this, although the time requirement may be a bit much for most people.

Edited, Feb 4th 2007 11:00pm by Iresire
Iresire of Bismarck
*(^-^)* Hurray!!! *(^-^)*
# Jan 17 2007 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
I just did this fight and it was INTENSE! My setup was:

Atrelamine: 75 PLD/WAR (tank)
Nohn: 75 PLD/NIN (dd)
Rikuide: 75 RDM/BLM (healer/enfeebler/nuker)
Oii: 70 RDM/BLM (healer/enfeebler)

Everybody got 300 tp and we all used Spirit's Within on the NM. After that, Atrel switched to full enmity gears and tried to keep the NM away from me (Sorry for giving you a hard time Atrel! ^^;). I used Savage Blade at 120-150 tp each time. Oii and Rikuide focused on healing and enfeebling. They also meleed and used Spirit's Within and Savage Blade whenever they could. When the NM got down to 1/5 its hp, Rikuide used Chainspell + Thunder III and I had the final hit. I was really unsure that my group would win at first. I tanked this NM in the past as a level 60s pld and that didn't work too well. ^^; Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH Atrel, Oii, and Rik for helping me out!!! For everybody else, I wish you the best of luck with this fight~! ^^
# Jan 16 2007 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
We got the damn tanzania bell in 2 hours, thanks to Galerian PAL74, and Angelassassin NNK75.

Edited, Jan 16th 2007 11:31pm by Kiyomichan
Easy if you're prepared
# Dec 19 2006 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
Holy CRAP this thing spams the hell outta DD, from the get-go until we killed it a couple minutes later. Only got thru our tank's shadows a few times both times we killed him. Got to do it twice for our BST who also needed it for his WHM. Total time for both fights: 12 minutes.

yes, I brought in all big guns for this fight...

Ritzzzz BLM75/WHM 37
Me (Zarozinia) RDM70/BLM35
Pandorra WHM75/BLM37
Kakyou BST75/WHM37
and the creme de la creme - Micent NIN75/WAR37 tanked the F--- outta Mr. I Tavnazia...

Who sed relying on shadows was suicidal on this fight? Not if your NIN is Micent - sucker beats Gilsellers on claims most of the time, can tank almost anything... my hat's off to this kid who's less than half my age.

Anyway, yea, we went for overkill. but then again, I didn't have to spend another couple hours killing Dark Stalkers in Asinine Necropolis again either... :p (hint - full moon, lightsday, TH1+, nuff sed)

Good luck y'all.
# Dec 08 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
Sry first post, double post ; ;
# Dec 08 2006 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
Yay! I just got the bell within 10 Minutes and have just defeated the NM with my <3 Linkshell ^^. To be honest with 7+ people it is "easy prey" just gotta check on the tanks HP.

For those of you still needing it, hang in there, you'll get it eventually, if not today, there's always tomorrow ( that's how i looked at it anyhow ).

For Those People On The Valefore Server In Need Of Help ~ Give Me A Shout Anytime ~.

Best of Wishes,
Good Luck ^^
Yay <(^_^)>
# Dec 08 2006 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
Yay finally ;p after 2 weeks of waiting i got this from my <3ly Linkshell ;p ( i <3 you guys lol) it took less then 2 hrs to get the bell and the NM O.o i was amazed.

To all those still waiting , Hang in there, I promise you will get it even if its not today, there's always tomorrow!

But if you on Valefor gimme a shout ^^ i'll be glad to help anyone

!Best Of Luck!
I cannot believe it!
# Nov 16 2006 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
So, got some LS mates together to help out with the bell and battle. We figured it was going to be an all night ordeal...Sadly mistaken. One of the fellow mates explained that he had to wait 2 weeks for his bell to drop. (Personally I think he was exagerating a tad). Well that got me down. Went into the Eld. Nec.....Dropped off first mob. Got a /tell "I hate you" From the LS mate. lol Went on to fight the mob in Fei'yin, successful night wrapped up within 45 mins.
Just go in with an army
# Nov 16 2006 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
A Huge thanks to Asus, Jappeto, Skeetbeast, Kaota, Kayna & Norticus for the help. Also thank you Altedour I Tavnazia for letting my (over qualified) party use your face to clean our knuckles. ^^
NM pop
# Oct 10 2006 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
I was wondering if I could pop the NM with a job other than WHM. Don't want to travel all the way to Fei Yin and then find out that I can't. I popped the weapon af NM as RDM, so I am not sure if I can do the same for this one.
NM pop
# Oct 22 2006 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, u can do this with a different job than whm. Just did this as nin, lotted on the mask and took it to Narcheral as nin.
NM fight
# Sep 26 2006 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
393 posts
Duoed this, 58 whm and 75 nin bf.

# Sep 24 2006 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
62 posts
im in fei yin with a group of about 7 ppl, 2 ppl need the AF piece, they both got all the CS's and have done the mitts quest and they have the bell but trading to the ??? isnt popping it, any ideas?
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