A Discerning Eye (San d'Oria)  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Port San d'Oria
Start NPC:Eddy (H - 6)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:500
(Average from 5 ratings)
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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You have been asked to return a dropped item to its rightful owner. The passenger should be on the next Airship flight.


Passing through Customs you run into Eddy who says he found something that was dropped by a passenger on the Airship and asks you return it.

  • If you agree, he shows you a picture of the passenger and asks you to make sure you've memorized the picture.

Once you board the Airship and it takes off:

  • You will find several passengers on the ship all wearing similar, but not exactly the same attire.
  • When you talk to the one you think it is, you are given the option of returning the item.
  • If you find the right one, he thanks you and gives you 500G reward.

You can also start this quest from the Airship Port in Bastok, Windurst, and Kazham.

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easy pray
# Apr 08 2007 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
short on gil and you don't realy want to spend 200gil on the airship ride, just do this, you get your 200gil back and more.
# May 21 2006 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
whats the point? 500gil and a gay title? woot?
# Apr 02 2006 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
Thats because you can only have 1 of the quests activated, say if you have kazham one activated, you wont be able to do another one until you get rid of the dropped item. To get rid of it you talk to the NPC who gave it to you and he will take it back.
# Mar 15 2005 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
I cant do the quest anymore...all the NPC in Sandy tells me is that he looks for suspicious persons >_<
RE: >_<
# Apr 24 2005 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
Try to visit all 4 NPC involved in this quest, in each 4 port. You'll find the NPC who will take back the item, and you'll be able to ask the quest again.
# Oct 30 2004 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
The title "Very Discerning Individual" can be gotten by discerning one citizen of every race.
I think "Extremely Discerning Individual" comes from discerning each face type, but I'm not sure.

I know this because I did many, many non-taru versions of this. (Taru equipment is small!) Finally I succeeded on a taru one and got "Very Discerning."
# Sep 26 2004 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
187 posts
Leaving San d'Oria, I accepted this mission, but I had to leave my seat for a bit to take care of something. I still have the "Dropped Item" in my key items and it will not let me do the quest again. None of the 4 NPCs respond to me with the quest. :( Anyone ever have this happen to them before?
RE: Stuck
# Nov 02 2004 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
had the same problem. i called a GM and he told me to report this bug via mail. waiting for a reply
RE: Stuck
# Oct 23 2004 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
That's sort of odd, I had the same thing happen to me, but when I went back to Kazham and talked to the person who gives you the quest, he took the item from me and said he was going to turn it over to the airship authority or something. I got a new item and description right afterwords. Try to talk to the person who gives you the quest again, and it should work...
Airship Pass
# Jul 24 2004 at 7:29 PM Rating: Default
You get the airship pass by either:

1. Paying 500,000 gil

2. Get the 3 keys (monster drops) at Ft. Ghelsba, Palborough Mines, and Giddeus. So get ready to travel...
RE: Airship Pass
# Aug 20 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
You're thinking of the Kazham airship pass, good luck getting on the Sandy-Jeuno airship with that. btw, it's 150k for the kazham pass, not 500k.

You need to attain rank 5 to get an airship pass (windy-jeuno,bastok-jeuno,sandy-jeuno) *or* you could be a moron and pay 500k, when you're gonna wish that you just got rank 5.

But, if you have, for some reason, bought the airship pass before rank 5, you get an extra 20k gil from the archduke, at least I'm pretty sure it was 20k.
RE: Airship Pass
# Sep 11 2005 at 5:36 PM Rating: Decent
84 posts
actually, it's 120k to buy the kazham airship pass, I believe
Another way
# Jun 13 2004 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
Combine this one with the 1k transport from sandy to jeuno quest, and you get around 1500 per trip. Not bad for the wait.
RE: Another way
# Jun 13 2004 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
Oh, by the way... I should probably mention the tenshido one *sandy to jeuno* can get you caught and arrested, and have your airship pass revoked for a little while... If you plan on being in jeuno for a day or two, it wont hurt you... Just dont expect a quick way back ;)
One Shot
# May 20 2004 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
The only thing is that you have one shot at it at a time. Right?
RE: One Shot
# Jun 13 2004 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
Ive done this one before, you get more than one shot. You have to go back to the airship you were at to get the quest. Same as the khazam one. It just gives you a different model to look for, thats all.
airship pass
# May 14 2004 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
How do you get an airship pass
# Apr 26 2004 at 8:36 PM Rating: Default
you can't ride the airship at lvl 1 can you? shouldn't they change the lvl restriction?
# May 05 2004 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
actually you could ride the airship at lvl 1. The only requirement for riding the airship is an airship pass.
# Apr 20 2004 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
The title this quest gives is "A Discerning Individual"

However after you do it so many times you get the title "A very discerning individual"

I have seen both, and I currently have the very discerning title. Also does this quest give fame in the city that you do it in? If it does, then it must not give much because I have done this countless times in all three cities.
RE: Title
# May 27 2004 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
498 posts
Just as a note..
I've done this quest lots and lots on various ariships, and i've gotten "very discerning individual"

Now it appears i've done it so much that my title shows up as "Extremely discerning individual"
# Apr 13 2004 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
121 posts
This is a good way to make 300G every time you ride the airship.
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