Garlaige Coffer - RDM AF  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Prerequisites:The Crimson Trial - RDM AF1
Related Areas:Garlaige Citadel
Related Mobs:Fallen Mage
Fallen Major
Magic Jug
Tainted Flesh
Vault Weapon
Mission:4 - 0
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 7 ratings)
Items Required:Garlaige Coffer Key
Items Granted:Warlock's Tights
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Sat Jul 2 06:51:44 2005

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Trade a Garlaige Coffer key to a treasure coffer in Garlaige Citadel to obtain your Warlock's Tights.


You must have completed The Crimson Trial - RDM AF1 and activated Borghertz's Vermillion Hands to obtain this quest.

Head to Garlaige Citadel and acquire a Garlaige Coffer Key. Keys drop from enemies such as vault weapons, over weapons, Hellmines, Magic Jugs, Fallen Mages and Fallen Majors.

Once you have the key, you must find a treasure coffer. All of the coffer spawn points are behind banishing gates, which require a total of four people to open (each person stands on a switch to open the gates) -- the gates may also be bypassed using Garlaige Citadel (S) and the Sparkling Light mini-quest.(I Do Not Recommend This) Treasure coffers spawn behind Banishing Gate #3 at G-6, I-5 and I-7. Behind Banishing Gate #2, coffers spawn at G-8, H-8 and I-7. You must have your job set as red mage when you open this coffer.

Trade your coffer key to the coffer to receive your Warlock's Tights. Congratulations!

Quest Series

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

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Getting To Your Coffer - Solo Style
# Sep 05 2008 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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If you already managed to acquire your key, and are just having difficulty getting enough people together to get through all those banishing gates, there's an alternate method to getting to the all the coffer spawn areas in G.C. solo now. See link to post and walkthrough in the WHM artifact thread at:

Hunting Down Your GC Coffer - Solo Style

Coffer hunting advice
# Oct 28 2007 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
692 posts
A word of advice for any coffer hunting: Once you have the key, make a macro to use it. For this coffer, I did /item "Grl. Coffer Key" <t>
It was a footrace between me and another RDM to the coffer, and since I had the macro, I got claim over it. Had I done the normal trading method, he would have won it.
Coffer hunting advice
# Jun 28 2008 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
If I had known this earlier...it would have saved a lot of trouble.

I was looking for my coffer, and needed a 4th person to open the gates. So I invited a 75 THF. I didn't really have my suspicions until she was running ahead of me, as if she wanted to get to the coffer first. Sure enough, she got to the coffer before me, tried to open it, failed, got agro from the Flesh, and somehow opened the coffer. After that she nearly died from it, but warped. She didn't even say thank you for helping her open the gates to steal MY coffer. -.- I could have opened it just in time before she tried her 2nd attempt at opening it.

A little warning to currently coffer-seeking fellows. Use this macro!

Coffer hunting advice
# Nov 07 2007 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
getting the key for this coffer is easy.
i just dropped down first hole in floor when i GC and u find hellmines, fallen mages etc.
they drop the coffer key.
i was rdm/blm 63, and my freind was pld/war 62. took about 30 mins gettin key.
making sure the mage is silenced u kill em easy.
but im still looking for coffer in the 4 spawn points behind banishing gate 2 lol.
you need to be rdm
# Dec 19 2006 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
yes you do need to be rdm to recive the item any equipment you get driectly from the coffer you need to be the appropriate job but if you recive key items for the example the rdm gloves and boots then you can be any job you will still recive the key item.
Need to be a RDM?
# Dec 14 2006 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone can comfirm if you need to be a RDM when you open the coffers in Eldieme Necropolis, Ctdl and Castle Oztroja to get the RDM AF pieces of the job isnt really matters? Thanks in advance...
Spawn poitns.
# Nov 13 2006 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
Here are the spawn points of the coffers/chests.


ffxi-atlas has every other region aswell.

Also diplays NM spawn points aswell.
coffer spawns
# Aug 02 2006 at 4:08 PM Rating: Default
im doing this quest at the moment could anyone tell me the spawn points of the coffers behind the banishing gates 1 & 3 please, that would be great, thanks

Edited, Aug 2nd 2006 at 5:08pm EDT by dimz
heres what i did
# Jan 15 2006 at 4:54 PM Rating: Good
30 posts
i had my coffer key already and i took 4 ppl with me 63blm, 61blm, 61whm, and a 56mnk. the mnk aslo needed the coffer and all 5 of us were ls mates so we need not fight over it. we both just /random it. we started behind BG2 and checked the spawn points several times then decided to look past BG3. bad idea. we checked there, found nothing, then went back past BG2 to find someone else get the coffer just in front of us.

i checked several places and found that the coffer has a 30min respawn. so we decided to hope to get lucky and just camp in the 4 spots behind BG2. after 1 hour (almost to the minute) the coffer popped. as stated before, the mnk and i used /random to decide who got the spoils first. i was the lucky one and now sport my warlock tights proudly. the coffer popped at the NE part of G-8 behind the second BG. we chilled another hour and i decided to go to BG3. i was gonna check there and let the other 4 camp the 4 spots while i checked the last area alone. as we get to the gate breech the mnk yells (in pt chat) "|Treasure Coffer|, |Found It!|" he runs up to it to find a camper take it infront of him. this spawn spot was at the tainted flesh just SW of my coffer spot.

at the time of this post we are still tryin to get the mnk his coffer but that was 3 spawns in a row behind BG2 and they all happened almost exactly 1 hour after the previous one was found. i hope this helps everyone out and if you want to see the map for coffer pops then use the link provided by ThePervataru
Coffer key hunt
# Oct 12 2005 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
Anyone on unicorn server wanna help me with a coffer key hunt tonight around 10:45-11:00EST.
Thank You?

Name Damienx - send me a tell if interested
Help ; ;
# Aug 16 2005 at 2:46 AM Rating: Decent
Right, I can't start this quest for some reason, I'm a RDM56 and I finished Borghertz' Vermillion Hands... O:
RE: Help ; ;
# Aug 30 2005 at 7:09 PM Rating: Excellent
120 posts
It's not really a quest. You have to start the hands quest to allow the slacks to pop out of the coffer, but there's not really a quest starter for this one. As long as you've started the Hands quest, you just have to find the coffer key in garlaige and a coffer, and you can get the tights right from the coffer without dealing with a quest.

Edited, Tue Aug 30 20:13:59 2005
# Aug 14 2005 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
okok umm how do i tell if ive started this "quest" or not cuz ive done Fencing degen and all that but i cant tell if ive started id hate to go all the way to garlaige and get to chest and find i havent started the quest thingy
all better
# Aug 07 2005 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
Ignore the crazy tarutaru it all makes sence now because i hadnt completeted my blm gloves i recieved them even though i opened coffer as rdm and kill darkspark as rdm.
# Aug 06 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
This guide says you should get the pants from coffer i open coffer and get Old Gauntlets?????

I do know what old gaunlets are but still not what this guide says.
# Aug 02 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
The guy started talking about Eldieme Necropolis, and was talking about gauntlets... did I start the right quest?!
# Aug 01 2005 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Saying it's easy wouldn't be accurate. If it was easy you wouldn't have asked for help from ur thf friend.

I think what you meant is that you got lucky. It so happens that, I did as well. Fought 2 "Fallen Majors" and it dropped. Took my lv 71 Sam and 75 whm buddy of mine came to help.

Funny thing is, after getting the coffer key in the 2nd fight, an elemental popped. We decide to take it on and guess what it drops, the chest key LOL.

T'was a goodday

# Jul 22 2005 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
Pretty easy,
I read all the info in here and got my key off a tainted flesh with 74 thf friend, (me57rdm), took about 15 mins-----props to Rubin, went through 1st banishing gate and my coffer was kickin it right thurr. Nice and easy!

Edited, Fri Jul 22 12:41:09 2005
A Frustrating Pain in the butt.
# Jun 15 2005 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
1,497 posts
I have tried 2 times totalling about 4 hours trying to get this stupid coffer behind the second banishing gate and nothing. First time I fell off the ledge and couldn't get back on, and the second time I got aggro from a hellmine and died.

I have just been systematically going between the four spawn spots there, no one else looking for them and they just weren't there. What's ironic it took just 3 fights to get the coffer key. Man this is frustrating...


Just as a followup, yesterday my LS was camping Roc in the upper tier of Sauromugue that we reached through Garlaige. After that ended (with us not getting the claim) I went back into GC into an area where there are 3 spawn points. Took about a half hour but I finally found the sucker!

Nice piece of equipment. Worth the hassles.

Edited, Fri Jun 17 08:07:44 2005
RE: A Frustrating Pain in the butt.
# Jun 28 2005 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
371 posts
Hey got my key drop last night!!!
(Thanks Elvandra, Aidaen, Omegabenny, Rustalot) and also Eltaru and Sopo.
Sopo also got key! ;)

Went to find chest with Sopo and after she died a couple of times ; ; I eventually found myself with invisi wearing right in the middle of about 15 hellmines...><
Chainspell/Warp - lying dead in Jeuno (3rd time thats happened lol)

So gonna go for it again today at some point...
It does suck in here if you are low enough to get agro.
But overall, if you get the key, print off the maps, and it shouldnt be too hard.
There are a lot worse AF's than this ;)


W00t^^ Got my tights (wtf is with "tights"?!? =P) last night!!
Went with a coffer party (Thanks Voidkiller, Elhaim, Kuroryo and Cauac!) =)
and totalled just over 2 hours to get 3 coffers ;)
Each time the spawn went between the 2nd and 3rd banishing gate which was a bit of a pain in the ***, and I died twice after forgetting about invisi with the bomb at the first trip to the switch, and then dying again after raise =P
But whats a bit of xp? =D

Edited, Mon Jul 4 04:26:32 2005
# Jun 04 2005 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
so i died twice trying to get my coffer chest....so anyone on seraph that would LOVE to hepl me get the chest pls!!!!! i beg for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RE: help
# Jun 04 2005 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
i have a friend that might help, but idk wat server ur on! next time say wat server ur on dude lol
RE: help
# Jun 05 2005 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
seraph i did post it..........pls i really need the help
Hope this helps
# Apr 12 2005 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
Hey all it's Syn^^

I see a few questions here that I will try to provide answers to.

1. A few peeps seem to think that you need to speak to Guslam for the tights...you do not, it is a coffer all you need is the coffer key and to find the coffer to recieve the tights. You do however need to have your gloves AF quest either started or completed, that requires that you speak with the galka.

2. Mobs that drop the keys: Hellmines do drop frequently, however you will need some good help to keep up with those(depending on lvl). Fallen Mages, Fallen Majors, Tainted Flesh, Magic Pots, and Vault Weapons. Personally I we stayed away from the Tainted Flesh because it is friggin crazy^^.

3. Party setup: Can be a regular set up if you wish but no less than four(55 on up), to ensure that you can get the gates open(Banishing Gate #1(I-9), and Banishing Gate #2(H-9)). When I went we had a WHM75, DRK56, RDM56<<me, and another WHM55.(BTW the high WHM had a Kraken club and she rokked!!)just make sure you have healing and debuffs(divine seal + erase is a beautiful thing^^)as you will need it.

4. Good Camp: There is a really good camp to pull Fallen Mages and Fallen Majors located on MAP 3 at J-8(same map as the incinerator). It is a "secret room", like the one in crawlers nest with a false wall. Remember to sneak/invis up if neccesary to avoid aggro. Lots of key droppin bones there. Pull to your hearts content,keep in mind though they will link if they are too close. The cool thing about this camp is there are 4 spawn points for coffers on this map.

5. Finding the actual coffer: Well to be honest with you the best place to get your coffer is behind Banishing Gate #3. Spawn rate there is really high. However it is a pain in the **** to get there, or well it can be. So on map three there are four spawn points. On your way to the incinerator @ I-7, the Tainted Flesh spawn point @ H-8, in the alcove @ G-8, and one at the Western most point of the map @ E-8.

When I did this I got my key on MAP 1 playin around with bones with my MNK frined(big shout outs to Warmachine for soloin dem bones). After that we headed to MAP 3 to camp Coffers. Unfortunately I had to go though. So he showed me the spawn where he got his and I logged there. It was at the bend of the stairs heading to the incinerator(I-7). When I logged back in later it wasn't there so I went running around and got myself killed...lol. As soon as I got back to Jeuno I got the invite from the 75WHM. So we headed back. Made it to the "secret room" camp and fought for a while. The WHM and the DRK needed the key. We got em after bout an hour and I went scouting the I-7 Spawn for the coffer, low and behold it was there, I popped it and got me tights!! Not five mins later the coffer appeared again in the same spot!!!. DRK got that one. On the way out we got the Third coffer in the alcove for the other WHM. All Treasure Coffers obtained within 25 mins.

Hope this helps those that are in need. Gl on your AF!!!

Edited, Tue Apr 12 21:25:44 2005
RE: Hope this helps
# Jun 17 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
265 posts
bones wont link here.. you just have to watch out for sneak agro or blood agro.
(like have a smn pull)
RE: Hope this helps
# May 30 2005 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
Lol i came here to ask if yuo needed to talk to Guslam for the quest and your post said it, thanks alot lol

# Feb 20 2005 at 9:44 PM Rating: Decent
412 posts
I's pass through gate1(3 friends open gate 1) then I ran around and found gate2 and gate3.
Do I need 4 ppl to open gate 2&3. I couldn't find any machanic to open gate 2 or 3. And there are a lot of mobs infront of those gate. I've try drop inv and open yet. I will go again tonight. Just wonder that I can open Gate2 & 3 alone or not.
RE: Gate2-3
# Apr 25 2005 at 2:55 PM Rating: Decent
i dont know anything about the third gate (never seen it) but you still need 4 ppl to open the second, it works with switches just like the first but they arent right in front of the gate, theres 4 rooms in the wallway the gate comes off of, 1 switch in each room. be carefull cuz pots and bombs can spawn in those rooms. hope this helps
did this today ^-^
# Dec 25 2004 at 9:39 PM Rating: Default
17 posts
I did this today im a 40rdm, help from 2 LS members (68 RNG and a 50 DRG) it was EASY !!
the nm was there when we got thier and the storage hole was pretty easy to find =) .. i just needed invis so that i wouldnt get aggroed, i stood back and watched them fight it =^-^= yayyeah
here we go
# Dec 20 2004 at 9:51 AM Rating: Default
ok u awnsered my question theres no quest ok that good.

Redmage AF1 fencing degen- davoi storage key
Quest giver-southern sandoria lion springs

Redmage AF2 warlock boots- chest from crawlers nest
Quest giver-not sure prolly 1 of these the guy in the chateau in northern or mabe in lion springs again

Redmage AF hands warlock gloves- coffer eldieme
(best to go throught beaduince glacier and to camp the spawn way in the back)
quest giver- guslam armor shop upper jeuno

Redmage AF legs warlock tights- coffer garliage
Quest giver- no1

Redmage AF3 body piece-kill mob mister murphy drop the coin that he drops into the well right by his spawn in fe'yin then go to garlaige go through the first banishing gate clear out all mobs click on oaken box gaurdian statue spawnns kill use nailpuller wich he drops to open the box and theres that AF
Quest giver- not sure
Redmage AF warlock chapeau...
Quest giver not sure

just a breif summary^^
RE: here we go
# Dec 22 2004 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, you're wrong with some of the info on the RDM AF1 set. I will put this the order which i'm going to get them. FYI - i have 3 parts already. On a side note about it being repeatable...I wouldn't want to drop my AF to find out if they're repeatable or not so i wouldn't drop them to test it.

1st - Fencing Degen - Person in the bar in South Sandy will tell you to get a Davoi Storage Key from a NM in Davoi and take it back to the guy in the bar in South Sandy

2nd - Warlock Boots - gotten in Crawler's Nest. You have to talk to Cruella(not sure on spelling) in the Chateau(spelling again) and she'll give you an old watch(if i remember). Get velvet cloth and go to the chruch in North Sandy...go in the basement and the friar there will tell you which cloth. i put velvet cause i think that's the right 1. You'll get a pair of old boots and, not to mention, thrown out of the chruch. Head back to what's her name and she'll tell you how to purify them(1 of the prince's walks in and says it i think). Now here's the weird part cause i helped another RDM with this. We went to Crawler's Nest to get the Crawler's Blood from the TREASURE CHEST and NOT the TREASURE COFFER! From here, we had to go back to Cruella and she said to bury the boots in the Crawler's Nest...i'll leave that up to you to find.

3rd - Warlock Gloves - Talk to the person in Upper Jeuno armor shop(forgot name) to start the quest. NOTE: this will start the next 2 AF quests. Get an Eld. Necro. coffer key and find the coffer to get Old Gloves(i think), now go back to the armor shop in upper jeuno and then go see 1 of the ppl at the tenshodo and pay 1,000 gil to learn where you have to go next. :P

4th - Warlock Tights - get a Garbage ********* you know what i mean ><, coffer key and find the coffer chest. Bingo, if you're lvl 56, you can wear them, if not, lvl some more.

5th - Warlock Tabard - get a Castle Oztraja(stupid Yag capital of the game world) coffer key and find the coffer. Bingo, if you're lvl 58, you can wear it. If not...well...

6th and FINAL AF1 Set - Warlack Chapeau - This is the 1 you go back to the bar in South Sandy and talk to the person you talked to about the POS Degen. Talk to the guy behind the bar and he'll talk about Fei'Yin and you gotta kill Miser Murphy to get the coin. I THINK you have to throw it in the fountain. If you can't throw it in the fountain, you hang onto it and take it to the GALKA in the bar and he'll talk about Garbage ******** nail puller blah blah blah. PLEASE make sure you have a HIGH lvl tank cause i've heard horror stories of that NM fight. Also, instead of you looking for a full alliance for this...find 2 other RDM's so they can get 1 party each so you're not stuck getting 17 ppl to do this.

Edited, Wed Dec 22 07:12:04 2004
# Dec 20 2004 at 9:38 AM Rating: Default
oops mistake not tomb warriors but fallen warriors
# Dec 20 2004 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
im a 56 rdm i have all AF up till this point and i have the quest 4 AF3 (body piece) started. so im just wonderin why that stupid galka wont give me the quest if u have any ide let me know i have coffer key also the mobs arent to bad me and a blm bothe 56 took on these mobs of coarse i tanked id say there high 50's or mabe low 60's but at any rate the easiest 1's would be the tomb warriors but thats just my opinion

if u have any clue why i cant get quest feel free to let me know o and i think its cause i have the body piece quest started plz tell me im wrong lol
No pants yet!! :(
# Dec 19 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
Man i sat in garliage las night for an hour sending tells to people to help me get key no one would :( i am now 57 i have boots gloves and body but no legs and the paladin in my linkshell that helps all of us SURGE!!!!<<---( who rules) isnt on vacation visiting family so no pants for me anytime soon Rdm Squeeks level 57\28blm on cerebus server
this is a quest
# Dec 06 2004 at 1:07 AM Rating: Decent
Sorry about the double post >< Well, I did get my tights!! =D There is NOT a quest for the tights, and you do NOT have to be 56 to get them from the coffer, just in case anyone besides myself was wondering.I got my coffer from behind the third gate (this is a good idea if you are camping it awile, there is a zone right there in case there is trouble)There are 3 spawning points there, and from what i seen while i was there, not too many ppl ( always nice^^) Good luck to all who are trying ^^
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