I'll Take The Big Box - NIN AF2  

Submitted by:Balth
Start Area: Norg
Start NPC:Ryoma (H - 8)
Prerequisites:20 In Pirate Years - NIN AF1
Related Areas:Mhaura
Port Bastok
Related Mobs:Enagakure
Ensetsu (I - 5)
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 4 ratings)
Items Required:Oak Pole
Items Granted:Ninja Hakama
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Tue May 17 01:01:49 2011

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The trick box you brought back to Norg has been identified as a fake. Your assistance is required in finding the real box. Start your search by pressing Ensetsu in Bastok for more information.


Note: You must have completed the quest 20 in Pirate Years - NIN AF1 before you can get this quest.

First, buy or farm an Oak Pole, which you will need to complete this quest.

Head to H-8 in Norg and speak with Ryoma. He will tell you to find Ensetsu in Bastok.

Travel to I-5 in Port Bastok to find Ensetsu, who will tell you about Leodarion, who resides in Rabao.

Head to Rabao and find Leodarion. He will ask you for the Oak Pole. Give it to him, and then wait until the next Vanadiel day before you speak to him again. He will give you a key item Seance Staff and tell you to head to Mhaura.

In Mhaura, catch the boat at midnight. Once you have departed, head onto the deck and a NM Ghost named Enagakure will be there. Defeat it and Leodarion will meet you when the ship docks, giving you your Ninja Hakama.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the ninja artifact gear quest series. The full quest series includes:

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# Jul 29 2009 at 10:15 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
Just did this quest and had the ghost spawn 5min into the boat ride at 20:00.

So if you are wondering about the timing I would assume it will pop 20:00 - 4:00 like all other undead Mobs.
Sea Horror
# May 17 2008 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
I decided to do this as a 75WHM/37NIN. Was told it wouldnt be hard with that setup, just hoping the Sea Horror wouldnt be there, anyway ferry leaves (I was the only one on board) Open the door to the deck and Bam! Sea Horror right outside facing me and agros me straight away, am thinking dammit now I need to wait another day, anyway after a 5 min battle I defeat the Horror run to the NM Spirit and take him down in 1-2 mins, killed both with still 5 mins to spare! I couldnt believe it! Anyway hope that helps if someones wondering! :)
dont need to survive the ferry ride
# Apr 22 2008 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
320 posts
Don't think this has been mentioned, but you don't need to be alive when the ship docks to complete the quest. So if Sea Horror is up, just zerg this NM before you get tentacle-raped.

I just fought it on my 75SAM (2HR > Y > G > K, light didnt even go off), and soon as I killed it, the pirates attacked, and Blackbeard popped. Took me down with 2 ThundergaII. (On the bright side, I managed to MPK all the fish botters on board!)
# Feb 14 2008 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
1,204 posts
I just took this down as 75WAR/NIN. Wasn't even fully geared.
When it did get past my shadows it was hitting for 118ish per hit. Pretty slow though so you have time to recast.
Easy Solo
# Sep 05 2007 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
166 posts
Decided to grab this for my ninja, now at lvl 50.

Went as Pld/Rdm, so-so gear setup. Used a RR item, Protect IV, Shell III, Stoneskin. Waited for zone from dock departure, ran up on deck and there sat the NM. Threw up Phalanx, Blaze Spikes and Enblizzard. Flash, Bio II, Slow, Paralyze, Blind. All enfeebles stuck 1st try. Managed to get my TP to 100% once, hit Vorpal Blade for 500. It was over before I knew it. It never got through the initial Stoneskin. {Too Weak}

Of course, no sooner did I defeat it, then Sea Horror pops behind me. :D Been waiting for revenge on this guy. Changed Enblizzard to Enthunder, same debuffs, used Invincible when it 2 hr'd me with Hundred Fists. Went down inside of one minute. Horror was tougher than the AF NM. :p

Zoned into Selbina, got CS and the AF. Ship launched at 22:00 game time, so doesn't need to be exact game midnight.

Galka Paladin 75, Ninja 50
Ifrit Server
# Jul 23 2007 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
Some nin in our shell wanted a hand for this, telling us how hard it was. So me and a friend (75War/Nin = me, 75 Sam/rng = friend) figured we'd go try it out. I voked hit him for maybe 400 dmg then friend Sidewinder and it was dead. lol......overkill.

Buffing up?
# Jul 07 2007 at 3:24 AM Rating: Good
58 posts
Resting MP after buffing up on DRG/RDM, heard a BLU killing a ghost on deck.

Find the NM at 10% while Cannonball was being casted.

Cursed my luck, but found that the ghost respawned.

Not a problem was had.
If Your Inventory is Full....
# Dec 01 2006 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
If you dock in Selbina with a full inventory after killing the NM, you will not be able to receive your armor. However, you do not need to refight the NM - zone out of Selbina to Valkurm and zone right back in after clearing your inventory - the CS will start again and you will get your Hakama.
My Kill
# Nov 16 2006 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
Jus killed it awhile ago. Im 67 SAM so i soloed it. Subbing ninja is sorta ok since STONE III was diverted at start of fight while i kited him down, but i only casted Ichi once, you would wanna kill it asap so don't bother with recasting (i had enough HP so u plan your own). Guide is to kill it asap, u never know what he's gonna cast, especially when totally alone on boat. It has 1731 HP if i am correct but for sure around 1700-2000

Kinda lonely since no one on the boat AT ALL!! man did i feel cold!
But i was lucky no Sea Horror popped. Only a phantom but thats no issue for me and was no link... dunno why.

So here goes:

MEDITATE and Sneak oiled in case Sea Horror popped, I had to go check deck anyways.

Jubaku-ed it for paralyze, but resisted. Then ran back down to lower deck
Got nervous so forgot to Hasso before WS, Gekko missed ...

I 2houred
did Gekko <<>> Yuki for Fragmentataion (did 250 extra only)
Had to Third Eye and Seigan when I could, helped ALOT
Ghost was stable all the time, didn't Quake, only did Sleep, Stun, Dark Sphere, and somthing like Stoneskin, a really powerful DEF buff. Critical hits did 150 or so on me, so it did hurt, I was down to 350 HP in red after fight. Fight was like 2-3 mins.

So good luck.

Edited, Nov 16th 2006 at 6:19pm PST by RedGarden
Pretty cool
# Jul 20 2006 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
did this fight yesterday as a 51 nin/thf. It was pretty easy. I used a silent oil, clicked on the ??? and the nm's spawned. I moved to an area that wouldn't get me aggroed by anything else. I ranged attacked one spider to pull it away, I used enfeeble spells (blind didn't work the first time) but I kept my shadows up and used my elemental Ni spell wheel (katon--->suiton---->raiton---> doton--->huton--->hyoton, repeat). By the time I killed one spider, the other had despawned. I used another silent oil, ran to ??? and got the trick box.

I wasn't using any food or medicines, but I did have alot of eva (emp. hairpin, dodge earring X2, torque, shinobi haka +1) and the evasion bonus from thf. Also, my magic skill was capped. Just wanted to add a post from someone who wasn't using a 60+ for this quest or for those who are thinking about soloing this. Now to AF2, gonna try it solo at first and I'll let you know how it goes.

Pretty cool
# Jul 20 2006 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
lol posted this in wrong section, anyways. Just tried to solo the ghost engakure.

1st time: I solo'd without any food or medicine. This was a tough fight. I had to really pay attention to my shadows and casting, and I went through the elemental wheel over and over again. Only got nm down to a little over a 1/4 of its life, then he whooped me and it was game over lol. I was relieved however because even though I died, I knew that it could be done with either a healer in the party or another nin/melee.

2nd time: I invited a 59 rdm to join (thx Elto). He casted protect and shell on me and haste, and the battle went alot smoother. He wasn't casting any nukes on it, which was cool. He kept his stoneskin and blink up and cured me once in a while.

This is definitely a fight that you will need either a healer for, higher level help, or some hp regen and eva food. With either of those you could handle this fight as a 51 nin/thf. (I didn't try it with the food, but i'm assuming that a ninja who goes at this prepared and is used to soloing IT mobs will be able to do it if they really have the urge to try and solo this [you cannot solo this if you aren't good at timing your shadows because this ghost hits pretty hard and has a move that bypasses shadows])

# Jul 08 2006 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
Logging out and back in does not work.
this nm is a joke
# Jul 04 2006 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
ok im sory ths NM is a big *** *****, grab yourself a SMN that is willing to use his 2hr and GG you relax for the next 7min boat ride. GOOD LUCK EVEYONE!
He was cake...
this nm is a joke
# Oct 15 2006 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
lvl54 nin can solo this I have heard from more than 1 person
this nm is a joke
# Oct 15 2006 at 4:48 AM Rating: Decent
nin50 here, and a pld61 friend gunna try and duo it. ^^
shazam biyatch
# Jul 04 2006 at 5:18 AM Rating: Decent
It says you must wait 1 vana'diel day... that is 1hr in earth time.
I laugh at that, just log out and log in lol... ta da! Good Luck Everyone!
Damn Sea Horror
# Jun 28 2006 at 6:18 AM Rating: Decent
28 posts
I am 1/2 for this NM fight, and it's not because of the ghost NM.

I went there thinking that Sea Horror pops are somewhat rare so I opened door and ran out to grab my ghost NM...BAM...that fish/octopus was right there in my face. Needless to say, I got him down to 50% and died from his Hundred Fist....so instead of taking 2.5 hours for my AF I ended up spending 4 hours.<end rant>

But yeah, I took down the ghost NM easily with 75WAR/37NIN
# Jun 24 2006 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
got my af2 pants and was an easy fight but a higher lvl war was helping me

i went back a couple days later to rematch it (friend needed help) and soloed it at 53 nin..never lost shadows
# Apr 09 2006 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
my 51 nin buddy needed this NM. So me a 75Rdm/Nin helped him own it. Was a 2 min fight with no problems just plain owned. My nin buddy was stoked. So I see in the chat log Sea Horror owned someone. Awsome ill get Sea Horror also i though. 10 min fight and yep owned him also (too weak). Man I love my job ^^
Can get it @ 50
# Jan 15 2006 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
you CAN get this @ 50 but you have to have completed G1 >.>
Sea what?
# Jan 10 2006 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
I helped my friend out with this a while back. The Sea Horror was up but they didn't notice and proceeded out the door to get the NM ghost. It was almost bad but the whm and I took turns getting smacked from sea horror.The NM ghost was not hard at all, I come out of door as they got aggro from sea horror and cast my biggest tier on the ghost and bam almost dead.Our NM pt was whm 70+ , me 62 at the time, 52 nin, 52 blm, and 63 brd. We won against the Sea Horror yay!! Fear I do not of that nasty Sea Horror (well maybe if I'm alone /panic)
# Dec 27 2005 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
a note to you speed demons. You MUST zone upon completing AF1 or he wont give you this one.
Very easy
# Dec 23 2005 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
212 posts
The NM will spawn, as long as you ride the boat from Mharua to Selbina during the night. 74Mnk/37nin Downed him before Hundred Fists wore. Further note he didnt even eat through Utsusemi:Ni
RE: Very easy
# Dec 26 2005 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
1,252 posts
Yes, very easy for THF75/NIN37. Mob was up as soon as we left Mhuara docks at 0:00. Shortly after engaging, Sea Horror popped and aggroed, so I tanked both <.<. After ghost went down I made work on the Horror, got hit once the whole time and that was during Hundred Fists. Got Monsoon Kyahan too :D Too bad pirates didn't come, that woulda been fun...
# Oct 26 2005 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
466 posts
Did this yesterday soloed with SAM Lv.67 I subbed WAR. Waiting for the boat to get there and to dock was harder then the fight. I of course simply Meditated and then two houred a few Gekko's and it was gone. The Spider of the AF1 was harder then this mob.

I know a 60+ DD can own this mob.. so it would be a safe bet saying 55(ish) can and live. The first time I did this the NIN was just lvl 52 and it looked to me he could have soloed it. Like I said.. easier NM then the spider for AF1.
Uhh full inv...
# Sep 02 2005 at 4:47 AM Rating: Decent
Well I just did this and when i got off the ship my inventory was full and it said sort and try again...Can I go find this guy some where else and get it or do i hae to wait another hour to repeat it?


I ended up having to repeat the NM fight so make sure you don't have a full inventory...
Tarutaru 75 BLM/WHM went down in 2 tier 4 casts.

Edited, Fri Sep 2 06:23:28 2005
Just fought this
# Aug 31 2005 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
189 posts
Just helped someone on the ship with this. Lvl 52Nin/war and 68Whm/blm.
Nin tanked while I cure bombed. It got through his shadows once or twice but didn't break a sweat at all. 18 exp for the kill and netted me lvl 69 ;)
Poor Nin d/c'd before the ferry landed though, hope he doesn't have to fight it again X_x
Lvl 51 vs Lvl 50 to start quest.
# Aug 24 2005 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
175 posts
My nin is lvl 50 and I just completed the quest last night. Lvl 51 would be incorrect.
RE: Lvl 51 vs Lvl 50 to start quest.
# Oct 25 2005 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
Not sure how you accomplished the quest @lv50 when for everyone else you must be lv51.. otherwise he tells you to get out of his face.. Say what you want. But I tried multiple times as lv50 and never obtained quest.. obtained lv51 and talked to NPC and got quest no problem...
RE: Lvl 51 vs Lvl 50 to start quest.
# Aug 24 2005 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
379 posts
I was also able to start this quest at lvl 50NIN

I then finished it using my 75DRK/NIN, even talking to the NPCs

A couple things to note:
When you talk to Ensetsu, he does not mention the name Leodarion, so don't freak out thinking you missed something.

The NM on the ship will despawn if you wait too long. On the boat ride to Mhaura, I had a run in with the Sea Horror, so I was still resting HP when I boarded the Mhaura ship at midnight. He despawned right before I had full HP.

However, he respawned shortly later, and I made quick work of him. With the exception of the 1 damage I received from Ice Spikes, he never hit me. He did cast Quake, but I stunned it no problem.

Edited, Wed Aug 24 23:59:02 2005
# Aug 24 2005 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did this with a 74BLM friend. Was a bit of a joke really. 3 IV tier spells and it was dead ^^.
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