Yomi Okuri - SAM AF2  

Start Area: Norg
Start NPC:Jaucribaix (K - 8)
Related Areas:Labyrinth of Onzozo
Valkurm Dunes
Related Mobs:Doman
Mission:2 - 0
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 16 ratings)
Items Required:Bastore Sardine
Faded Yomotsu Hirasaka
Frost Turnip
Giant Sheep Meat
Hecteyes Eye
Yomotsu Hirasaka
Items Granted:Myochin Sune-Ate
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Sun Mar 20 15:30:00 2011

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Twenty years ago, a small nation was destroyed by the flames of war, and many died without reason. Your assistance is required in holding a ritual to send these troubled souls to their proper resting place in the afterlife.


Note: You must have completed The Sacred Katana - SAM AF1 and waited until JP Midnight to begin this quest.

First, head out to Norg and talk to Jaucribaix at K-8. He says a feather from a rare bird is needed for a ritual to guide the lost spirits of the dead. Next, head to J-8 and talk to Washu, who needs a piece of Giant sheep meat, a Frost Turnip, a Bastore Sardine and a Hecteyes Eye to make bait for the bird. Bring her all four ingredients, and she gives you the special stew needed to lure the bird out.

Now, head out to Labyrinth of Onzozo. Stick to the left wall, all the way, until you see a hut, similar to the Ghoul huts found in Maze of Shakhrami. There should be a ??? there at (F-8). Examine the ??? and choose the option to lay down the special food to lure out the bird. An NM bird called Ubume will pop. This NM bird will cast horde lullaby. Once you've defeated Ubume, re-inspect the ??? and you will obtain a key item feather.

Return to Norg with the feather, and speak with Jaucribaix. He will accept the feather. Wait until after the next Japanese Midnight, then talk to him again. He will say that he has finally forged the katana, which he named the Yomotsu Hirasaka, for the ritual. You will receive this katana as a key item.

Next, travel to Valkurm Dunes and head to the hidden beach in the upper northwest corner of the map. Once you arrive at the beach, search the shoreline for a ??? spot. Wait until nightfall (20:00 to 4:00), and click the spot and choose to initiate the ritual. BE WARNED: Two VERY hard Notorious Monsters are going to spawn: Doman, a shadow, and Onryo, a ghost. After defeating both NMs, re-inspect the ??? spot to get a Faded Yomotsu Hirasaka (Key Item).

Take this back to Norg and talk to Jaucribaix again to receive your Myochin Sune-Ate.

Quest Series

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

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read some of the posts, and you'll be ok.
# Dec 28 2009 at 8:46 PM Rating: Good
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Just did this as a 75 BST, and using my BST was just purely overkill.

Long story short...

Ubume is only going to be hard if you forget to buy a poison potion. I'm sure anyone with some soloing skills can do it. When I did it, it used Horde Lullaby quite often... good thing I had a supply of Mantas at my fingertips to worry about taking a beating for me. Using the cats are even bigger overkill. I let my pets do all the work, so I never even hit him.

The two NMs in the Dunes are easy to handle also. Just follow the tips listed above, and pull them seperately. One Carrie took them both out while I watched TV.
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# May 25 2008 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
Popped NMs @20:00 with sneak and pulled the shadow away it took 30 secs to kill him and i started running through the ghost then suddenly it depopped.. Took 1min total..
not that hard.
# May 08 2008 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
this NM was incredibly easy, i was kinda disappointed after reading all the posts.
went as 75sam/dnc and brought a 75thf along as well, after reading the responses i got nervous. i popped a poison pot, med up to 300tp did a samba, popped him, used Sekka, unloaded a Light SC on him, he must've been silenced from my Gekko because he didn't cast anything the whole time...after this first attack round his life was down to 27%, he got 2 hits on me for 120ish a piece...but seemed pretty inaccurate. he dropped in less than 30 seconds, woulda been an easy solo.
easy soloable on smn
# Sep 03 2007 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
having to redo all af for sam cause it was all was upgraded to af+1, i decided i'm gonna try to solo all the sam af. so far it has been easy as smn. the real challenge is af3 i remember it was the roughest but i was also less experienced and lower level sam at the time. i just used ramuh on this one and went at it had tp at beginning at 300 to use retribution. had to cast like 2 cure3 onmyself due to ga spell dmg but all went rather easy and smooth! fun fight to solo
Entirely Soloed
# Aug 14 2007 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Just completely soloed this quest on whm75/nin37. You may want to refer to my post about Ubume, because that was not an easy fight...however, Doman was a complete joke and Onryo was a bit harder but still not really challenging.

I approached Doman and Onryo by buffing, then sneaking myself and pulling individually. I pulled Doman first and took him down without taking any damage...he's really not even worth mentioning xD

Onryo was a bit harder to solo, though it was nothing compared to Ubume so there's no really special information I need to post.

Both Doman and Onryo resisted my silence, but were affected by paralyze and slow. Doman went down shortly after I got enough TP to Hexa Strike...Onryo took a bit more time. Onryo attacks pretty fast in comparison to the other mobs, even with Slow on it.

In short, the other two NMs were way easier than Ubume. Good luck ^^
The bird
# Aug 04 2007 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
I just fought the bird as 75 RDM... it was actually pretty funny... The bird does hit hard and fast but VERY innaccurately - RDM has D- evasion skill, and it still missed me 90% of the time. However, when it DOES hit, with phalanx up, it did around 40-70 dmg with 420 defense. More than anything though, it only hit me for dmg when I dropped stonsekin so it could wake me after sleeping me. No, I didnt bring poison potions, but I figured I wouldnt need them with barsleep Job trait (from sub), Flawless ribbon (usually gives immunity to all status ailments), and Cast barsleep on myself with capped enhancing magic. Take my advice though, there is no instance where you will resist this things sleep, it's VERY annoying... Because of this, the fight took about 5min, but would have been under a minute if not for it's sleep spam. Oh... and silence DOES stick, but it casts Lullaby EXTREMELY fast, so it's almost impossible to get silence off again after it wears before it sleeps you. Other than being annoying though, this is a joke of an NM for a 75.
Be prepared, or be shanked!
# Apr 16 2007 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
If you're going underleveled for this fight be prepared for what will/could be a rough fight. nuff said

Other than that, im sure any dd job can solo these as 75 (less even if u know how to handle shadow and ghost type mobs)
The birdy i used NIN, ez fight to say the least (used one poison pot)
The shadow/ghost tag team i used RDM/NIN and sneak popped, killed one at a time, didnt even drop below 1khp/300mp
Pushovers indeed w/ 75

Edited, Apr 16th 2007 1:00pm by booboobuddah
easy peasy
# Mar 02 2007 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
Those nms were pathetic! I easily solo'd the ghost as a 71 pld. the 75 nin that was with me iced the shadow in about a minute. The whole thing was still fun to do. Like I said below the bird isn't a solo job if you're pld/war for some reason.
Kicked ASS!!!
# Feb 28 2007 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent

Did this over the weekend... Wasn't as hard as expected, Umbue was definately the hardest part of the qst... I was 70 RDM/war for voke and was helping out my g/f who is was a 66 SAM/WAR then... We cleared the gobs to avoid ag and so I could gain some tp... Once I got 300 tp just let mp refresh, buff as if I was soloing EP pop a poison potion and had the sam pop the bird... It spawns, I voke and draw it into the tunnel away from it's little hut and we proceed to beat his ***... I did have to convert but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be... Now the second half of the qst... SAM was 67 by then repeated the tp buffing process and she spawns the NM's... I voke the shadow and rune back towards the rune stones as she zones the ghost into Gustav tunnel... I go into attack mode,paralyze, slow etc, try silence but it doesn't stick... Anyway I berserk, and give it a vorpal blade for 600+ damage and his health drops to about 60% it DDs me dropping my stoneskin so I recast stoneskin gain another 100 tp and vorpal blade again, it DDs but doesn't break thru stoneskin...By the time the sam rezones back into the dunes its dead and I head towards Gustav Tunnel to find the ghost... Make it to the tunnel and get CONNECTION LOST...log back on and ghost is still there but headed back to the spawn point... I rebuff refresh and kill some crabs for tp to 100... It's daylite by now and the mob is still out so I don't think it despawns... I cast paralyze on it ,sam uses gekko then I vorpal blade... Sam 2hrs and unleashes and takes it was down to about 15-20% hp... My mp was below 200 and Sam was in the yellow so I was trying to just keep her alive... Luckly enuff she gets tp for a final WS and it's dead...
round 2
# Feb 27 2007 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
70 pld (me)& a 75 nin dou'd it. I let the nin tank it. this bird likes to get some hard hits off. This is definitly a 2 person job unlesss you /nin. evil bird...
Sam AF2 w/no high level help
# Feb 27 2007 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
I just completed this quest with my LS.

54 sam/war
54 nin/war
54 whm/blm

I already posted our battle with Ubume under the NM Ubume thread so look there if you are interested in our tactics for that fight.

As for Onryo and Domon -
We buffed up before the fight by raising our TP on the mobs around us and casting all the appropriate protective spells. At midnight the sam used silent oil, to avoid both NMs aggroing together, and traded the sacred sword to the ???. The Nin pulled the weaker Domon to the campsite and we were able to destroy it very quickly with the Nin maintaining hate the whole time and chaining a WS with the sam. We then engaged the onryo. It attacked so frequently that the Nin's shadows were largely ineffective, it also managed to para both the sam and nin almost immediately. Our whm was laggy (and overconfident) and immediately began offensive whm spells against the Onryo. The sam managed to get a WS off but was then slowly shreded by the onryo as the paraed nin had little chance to regain aggro. Once the sam died the Onryo turned to the nin and killed her pretty quickly too. Luckily the whm's holy had finally gone off and he managed to cast banish II which killed it.
I think a similar pt playing intelligently, like saving their two hours for the onryo, could easily do this with no deaths.
Why was I even worried??
# Feb 10 2007 at 5:42 AM Rating: Decent
Just soloed this as 75war/nin. Too weak lol - only hit me once, and that was because i had 1 less shadow up at the beginning of the fight than i thought. Rampage for 1545 dmg :D

Screwdriver did nothing but take down 1 shadow. But it missed me for the most part ^^
can't get my boots :(
# Feb 02 2007 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
I had some trouble with the Secret Beach NMs. I popped them as NIN, killed them (perhaps just after night) and examined the ???. I didn't get a key item, instead I got "What do you think you are doing?" Of course I thought I was done, went to Norg, and Jaucribraix doesnt give me teh feet. He says 'It is this time after dusk that you must thrust the Yomotsu Hirasaka into the sands..'

All I can figure is: 1) I popped the mobs in the window, but examined the ??? after the window
or 2) I need to examine the ??? as SAM (although this would be illogical, since it let me pop the NMS with NIN)

Any advice?
can't get my boots :(
# Feb 19 2007 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
you have to examine the ??? after they disappear from the ground i got the same meddage but i kept clicking on it till they disappeared and got the key item
soloing this
# Jan 23 2007 at 6:02 PM Rating: Default
I just did this solo and wanna give some info for any other rdm/nin's out there who are considering doing this solo..

I popped the mobs.. and ended up having to zone to gustav (I started fighting the ghost first.. bad idea)... when I came back out I went back to spawn point and they were both standing there.. I aggroed the drk and the ghost just sat there.. I was thinking I cant be this lucky, can I? I killed the drk in 30 seconds, being generous.. then the ghost despawned.. I checked the ??? again and got my item.

The elvaan drk is definitely the mob you should fight first, he will go down a lot faster than the ghost.. If you bind / gravity the ghost and take out the drk first, then this battle will be <Easy Prey>.

Edited, Jan 23rd 2007 9:04pm by syndre
# Dec 31 2006 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
Both section NM's are pretty easy as Red Mage solo.

Bird - RDM/NIN, keep shadows up, do your thing. Sleep can be a real c*nt so bring poison pots. I didn't, but were I to do it again, I would for sure. I brought NM to zone and fought there, plenty of time to run back and get item when you beat it.

Elvaan, Ghost - RDM/BLM, sneak pop, pull Elvaan and solo, pull Ghost and solo. Very, very easy. Thunder III and Fire III did 450+ DMG if you have extra MP at the end of the fight.

Done and done.

Gear is pretty average, Joyeuse, Scorp Harness, everything else AF, Acc. No food.

If you have any questions or need help, let me know.

Malaya, Sylph.
# Dec 26 2006 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
I went to the NMs thinking that they would be hard with my NIN 73. they are pushovers. they cast a ga spell here and there but theya re nothing to worry about.
Nearly got pwned
# Dec 24 2006 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
220 posts
Guy shouted for help In Jeuno so I went along with him. There we met another Sam in the Dunes.

60 pld
60 sam
52 sam

I voke the ghost while the other two get to work on the Shadow. Now let me tell you I nearly got wasted. Started off with being hit by a Stone 3? for 200 dmg follow by an ectosmash. When I had 1000hp left he decided to Freeze me for 600 dmg...wasnt cool. Luckily the others finished the Shadow and helped me dispose of the ghost. I even had to 2hr it was that bad. I was wearing full af and had 100 vit >.<
# Dec 20 2006 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
OWNED AND I MEAN OWNED! This NM on Quetz Server with a 75 WHM (me), 75NIN, and 74THF. The NM barely touched my NIN friend and only used sleep about 2 times. Very easy fight.

Edited, Dec 20th 2006 8:18pm by UltimaSora
# Dec 20 2006 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
376 posts
75 rng can't solo the birdy >_> He hits too hard =X
# Nov 25 2006 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Just soloed both NMs as 75PLD/WAR.

The bird gave me some trouble, and without Chivalry I might not have been able to kill it. I used a Tavnazian Taco and sword/shield set up.

On the Undead NMs, I killed them both with no food, and without Chivalry.

TPed to 300, used Berserk/Warcry, and opened with a 1k+ Savage Blade on the Elvaan. That took down the majority of his health. Then I switched to staff for Spirit Taker, and finished him and the ghost off with no problem, using only one holy water in the process, which I probably would have been fine without.

Both these NM fights are soloable by a 75PLD.
Not as hard as I though it'd be, but still a pain...
# Nov 22 2006 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
I just finished this quest. I tackled the bird with the help of a MNK74, WHM63, and DRG56 (I was SAM61 at the time). Obviously the Monk helped tremendously, so I can't really say how we would've done without him, but I think we could've pulled it off.

For the two NMs in Valkurm Dunes, I went with my LS. Our party consisted of SAM61 (me), WHM63, DRG57, BLU49, BLM32, and MNK32 (our Lv. 32 friends died very quickly ><). It started off a bit chaotic, but we were victorious in the end.

Obviously getting help is the hardest part of this quest. I personally recommend finding at least two others around Lv. 60, preferably a WHM and a tank. If you can't find a tank, you can probably pull it off using Seigan + Third Eye with a /WAR sub, but you'll need to be careful.

If you're on Lakshmi server and need help with this, just send me a /tell. I'd be happy to help you get through it.
# Nov 21 2006 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
I just did AF weapon and immediately try to activate this but i cant. Anyone know why or how long i gotta wait?
# Nov 21 2006 at 5:21 AM Rating: Decent
Um... I just did AF1 for the AF weapon.. Do i gotta wait for him to give me the AF feet quest? Cos he aint giving me this quest ; ;
cheeky one
# Oct 19 2006 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
Hello I can't get anyone to help me with this quest.

Can i investigate the ??? again once i activate it and get the feather?
Or do i have to kill the bird?


# Jun 19 2006 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
Solo'd the bird NM no problem as a 75MNK/NIN. Bought a poison potion for the lullaby to ensure nothing went wrong.

Edited, Mon Jun 19 06:07:32 2006
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