20 In Pirate Years - NIN AF1  

Submitted by:Balth
Start Area: Norg
Start NPC:Ryoma (H - 8)
Related Areas:Eastern Altepa Desert
Port Bastok
Related Mobs:Ensetsu (I - 5)
Kagetora (F - 6)
Min Level:40
Max Level:75
(Average from 20 ratings)
Items Required:Trick Box
Items Granted:Anju
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Wed Oct 27 02:07:01 2010


Norg has begun investigating an ancient scroll that was rediscovered as of late. Speak with Tenshodo member Kagetora in Bastok for more details.


Head to Norg and speak with Ryoma at H-8 for a cutscene.

Next, head to Port Bastok and find Kagetora at F-6 in Warehouse #2, just across from the airship dock. Speak with him and he will send you off to find Ensetsu, who is located at I-5, just northeast of the warehouse. Find him to see more of the story unfold.

Travel to Eastern Altepa Desert. Head to H-6, and clear the area of any beetles. Find the ???, and when your party is ready, examine it. Two spider NMs named Tsuchigumo appear. After you slay the NMs, you will receive a key item called a Trick Box.

Return to Norg and speak with Ryoma to receive your Zushio and Anju katanas!

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Ninja artifact armor quest series. The full quest series includes:

Final Fantasy XI

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Just got my AF1
# Aug 19 2005 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
Ok, me and a 57DRG took out these spiders. I had no elemental tools which made it extremely difficult.

First off I decided we should take one each and the DRG was nearly gonna get killed so I provoked the other spider as well and we both took on the same one.

Was much quicker and safer. So yeah, everyone attack one spider and move onto next ^^.

Edited, Fri Aug 19 22:47:35 2005
# Aug 14 2005 at 1:13 AM Rating: Default
1,025 posts
whats a culdesac
The best part of Final Fantasy XI is its rich storyline. It separates this game from other MMORPGs. I chose to give my character a storyline that goes along with the game's storyline. I find that this is a more fun way to play the game. Playing the game just to fight in the endgame and collect elite equipment is very boring and is totally missing the main objective of the game, which is to guide your character through the storyline which is to save the world.
RE: culdesac?
# Aug 16 2005 at 4:18 AM Rating: Good
1,851 posts
A cul de sac is a little circular area, like those rounded dead-ends at the end of some streets where the houses and driveways are all around, but you have room to do a u-turn. Lightbulb-shaped.
# Aug 10 2005 at 7:37 AM Rating: Default
lol, just did this, nin is lvl 40, got the quest, then changed to my lvl 70 whm, got a vl 63pld (Deebz) to help out, i poped, he voked one i "TRYED" to sleep one didnt work, just left it on me, WHEN it hit me i only took 20dmg lol, i could have solo'd it without a problem, well now i gotta find the way to norg again>< arg!!
RE: EASY!!!!!!!!!!
# Mar 10 2006 at 4:45 PM Rating: Excellent
83 posts
Is this actually a suprise to anyone? I'm amazed at the number of totally inane posts about ppl killing an af1 nm with 70+ jobs!!! How could you not kill it?

If your 70+ and your doing an af1 I would think you could engage the mob, get up and go take a nap.

The only posts that are helpful here are the ppl just lvling NIN who solo at 40ish...

To all you 70+ jobs who beat these two wimpy spiders...

</good job!>
RE: EASY!!!!!!!!!!
# May 18 2006 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
lol i agree with u, but hey! what if the they bought the account? noobs 70+ wouldnt know how strongs are the high lv against those spiders.

I beat em easy with a rdm60/nin30, jusy phanlax + stonskin, en spell and ready to go, u cant sleep the spider, but u can bind it and dont remember if gravity works, but bah, they <Too weak> and didnt take any dmg. RDM FTW!!
# Jul 12 2005 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
I would just like to add that you DO have to be on ninja to activate the quest..
/slap self
# Jul 11 2005 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
I soloed this with RNG63/NIN31 and it was easy. I killed the only spider that was there to begin with, then called the NM spiders with about 30% tp or something. Barraged the first spider, then Slug SHot, then two more ranged attacks finished it off. Then I shadowbind the 2nd spider, back up and fired at it from distance til I had the tp to finish it off with Slug Shot.

I started off with shadows up, but I didn't bother recasting during the fight. I think I ended up with about 200-300/972 left. They were hitting for around 40-60 dmg each hit.

The katana aren't all that good, but I'm using the STR+2 DEX-1 katana with a Sakurafubuki +1 and I'm wearing Royal Squires equip, so the DEX-1 is countered with that. I'm gonna stick with those til I can equip the Yoto katana. Some people say the AF katana suck, but I pt using that combo last night and I didn't do too badly.

Edited, Mon Jul 11 02:57:24 2005
# Jul 08 2005 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
2,214 posts
Just soloed this as a lvl 50/25 nin/rdm. The only time it hit me was when I let utsusemi drop because I was in the middle of my elemental wheel, and it did Sickle Slash for 298 and then a normal hit for 73... outside of that it was a walk in the park. Pulled it with Hojo, (earth elemental was around) and moved back and blinded, then hit it with Blade: Retsu. Ran through an elemental wheel, poisoned, and diaed it, and did a second elemental wheel (that is when it hit me)... Recast utsusemi... 2 more wheels and 2 minutes later it's dead and I am one trick box happier (only fought Tsuchigumo)
# Jun 11 2005 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
547 posts
I solo'd mine earlier today as a 51 Nin/Whm. There really isnt any need to do it right away at 40, weapons arent that good, meh your choice.

Clear any spiders near the ???, build up tp also. Sneak up touch the ??? and pull one of the spiders with Kurayami, they wont link with sneak up.

I used Hojo, then Blade Chi for 350~ mixed in with regular attacks and ni nukes then another chi and it was done. Had a lot of HP, by the time I killed it off the other one despawned and I got my box.

To think I was gonna wait till some of my friends got on >_>
# Jun 08 2005 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
havent seen this posted yet, but, here ya go...

whoever pops the spiders, sneak and deodorize them, just for caution.

camp away from the spiders, pull them 1 at a time.

too easy. i helped an ls member with it, he was 45 nin, me 56 monk, and it was overkill. i honestly think he could have soloed it using this strategy.

and dont forget to clear out the other spiders beforehand ^^y
# Jun 06 2005 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
can i pop the NMs in a different job
d (^ ^) b
# Mar 31 2005 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
107 posts
I just did this; I'm so happy. I had 2 50's from my LS help me, so it wasn't that hard for me, though I bet the fight would be sort of diffficult without them.
# Mar 22 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
402 posts
I attempted this fight as a 61THF/30NIN, and to say the least, it was probably the easiest NMs to fight in the world lol.

From the surrounding monsters, I had build up 300%TP in preparation. When the fight started, I used Jubaku, Hojo, and Kurayami on the first NM, then all on the second NM when the timers were ready. They all landed and stuck the entire fight. The first DE did 650 dmg, and brought it to 1/4 hp. During the tnire course of the fight I haven't been hit once, so I don't know their DMG. With about +40 EVA gear, I evaded like 90% of the attacks, and absorbed about 9 hits in total.

After the fight I still had full HP and it took only 3 minutes ^.^
RE: Difficulty
# Apr 14 2005 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I solo'd spiders as a 75blm/whm... yes I know, overkill. Anyway, they each have about 2800hp. I did thundaga for 1k dmg, blizaga for 830 dmg, firaga for 770, and finished them off with a thundaga for another 1k. Before my last spell they had about 1/10 hp left. They were hitting me for about 40 each. By the time they got through my stoneskin, they were almost dead, so neither got to do a WS move on me.
RE: Difficulty
# Mar 28 2005 at 3:12 PM Rating: Default
177 posts
It was only easy because you fought it at a much higher level than the monsters. If you thought it as a level 40, you would have gotten creamed unless you had a full party or high level help. A monster's difficulty is determined by how strong you are, how much help you have, and how well you are equipped.
RE: Difficulty
# Aug 28 2005 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
2,817 posts
*salutes Captain Obvious*
RE: Difficulty
# Jun 06 2005 at 5:12 AM Rating: Good
Wow, really Sabishii? Is that what determines difficulty? I had no idea... *rolls eyes*

The above posts were meant to provide a frame of reference for anyone with a high level job who is choosing ninja as a second or third job to show that this can be solo'd pretty easily at a high level and gives a few general tips(i.e. stoneskin, ga spells, evasion, strong debuffs... etc). What you did sabishii is point out something that is generally understood to be true.. in any game..

Character A is level 50, character B is level 70... who's gonna win? Pretty obvious ><;
# Feb 24 2005 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
460 posts
Proper planning will get you the win on this one.

We just beat it with 3 people, 55blm, 42rdm, 41war. It was a close fight. We managed to pull off two skillchains and live to tell about it.

One thing to really watch out for is the poison. After the fight, I almost died from the poison.
Not Hard
# Feb 23 2005 at 3:53 AM Rating: Decent
RE: Not Hard
# Feb 23 2005 at 3:55 AM Rating: Decent
Did quest with my level 40 nin buddy Surge Two spiders resistant to sleep and elelmental seal sleep Stoneskin+Phalanx+blink converted onces ran low on mp but fairly easy Rdm61/blm30
# Feb 02 2005 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
just did this with my 41NIN and 63RDM friend. absolutely no problems. about 5min fight, never went into yellow hp, RDM left with half MP.
# Dec 13 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Excellent
Quest Help:
#1 Hit Norg and Talk to Ryoma(Neer Water Area)
#2 Hit Bastok Warhouse #2 Kagetora(Neer Door)
#3 Head to (I-5) Talk to Ensetsu(NIN quest guy)
#4 Head to Eastern Altep Desert (H-6) (You cant miss this if you check map)
#4 Check ??? 2 NM spiders spawn Tsuchigumo's
#5 kill them
#6 check ??? agian and get "Trick Box"
#7 Head back to Norg talk to Ryoma agian to get your katana's

-----------------Battle Tips-------------------
Tsuchigumo's ARE HARD(I hate ready all these post was easy) They have attacks that do poison affect not their special move and it did well over 500hp i got hit 2 times by this and pld once we did not get hit by sicle(luckly) but at the end a 56sam and 55pld soloed this w/ 400hp left me and 130 or so hp pld after this the pld died of posion :/ got raise II and she got her lvl back (i thank you ravenstar :)

Just so you know
# Nov 26 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
100 posts
I just did this quest last night. and just so everyone knows. You have to be nin to get the quest. However i Talked to the next people in bastok as a sam, then killed the spiders as my lvl 62 thf. And im pretty sure i talked to him to get the weapons as thf as well. So just so its clear. You CAN kill the spiders as a different job and still get the trick box
# Nov 22 2004 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
ok, i tried to get this quest (i was lvl 40 nin) and the ****** wouldn't give it to me (>.<) wtf!? do i need fame for this? i already have tons of fame in norg, got all the ninjutsu quests and everything. i don't understand why the hell i can't get it, someone please tell me
RE: WTF!!?!?
# Dec 13 2004 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
Need nin main
# Nov 12 2004 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
Solo'ed both NMs very easily at once as lv64 RDM/BLM. With Phalanx, they hit me for about 0-40 dmg (Stoneskin will last very long). They are unsleepable at my lvl (dunno if rdm 75 can) with Elemental Seal + Sleep II. I didn't get any sickle slash, but they did the usual spider WSes such as Acid Spray & Spider Web.

Took awhile to kill them by myself, but they never got me below 95% HP. Good luck~
# Oct 15 2004 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
is that east altepa or west altepa? i've never been there but isn't it two different zones?
RE: Altepa?
# Nov 05 2004 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
East Altep H-6
soloing the spiders
# Sep 05 2004 at 2:49 PM Rating: Good
311 posts
It's possible that you can solo the spiders with another job other than nin. Just get all the procedures done first, then before getting a Teleport-Altep, you can use your highest level job to attempt to try to take on these two.

Personally I used a 60THF/30NIN, and found the first part of the battle a breeze. But you MUST take care because the spiders can still do their sickle slash, when one did it to me, I did not have Utsusemi on and took 500 damage, thus coming pretty close to death.
# Aug 29 2004 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
151 posts
I was thinking I could solo this as 60 thief, but I had a few problems with it...can I still activate the ??? as my thief, and could I sleep the other spider with a sleep arrow?

::Edit:: I did it earlier..the spiders hardly touched me, got me down below 800

Edited, Sun Aug 29 19:47:38 2004
Overkill, no sweat
# Aug 02 2004 at 12:28 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Just did this half an hour ago. Ridiculously easy with 2 or more lvl 50+.
the spider fight
# May 15 2004 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
265 posts
i was a 46 rdm fishing in rabao and i got conned into doing this fight :)
it was me and a ninja, bard and ranger lvl 40-44 with a blm ~70 .. the ranger died very fast.. you cant sleep these spiders(or st least we couldnt) so i would have 2 tanks.. maybe one to just voke the other spider while still targeting the main one.. just to keep everyone else safe.

i think the black mage took most of the hate.. i was just franticly casting as much as i could and then it was over..
it was easy.. just make sure the area is cleared of spiders before you start.. having another one on the back of your whm could bring the whole thing crashing down.

unless you have a couple people lvl 55+ then its pretty safe.
af katana
# May 02 2004 at 3:29 PM Rating: Default
can any one tell me the stat of the af armor like what dose it boost and how strongh and what the deley.
AF quests
# Feb 23 2004 at 9:02 PM Rating: Default
When is someone gonna submit the rest of the af gear for ninja. Hard to get some good info unless you go on a asian site. I would like to get some translated info on the topic of ninja af.
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