Faded Promises  

Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Romualdo (K - 9)
Related Mobs:Ayame (K - 7)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 10 ratings)
Items Required:Palborough Chest Key
Title Obtained:Assassin Reject
Items Granted:Fukuro
Last Updated: Thu Mar 19 23:34:49 2009

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First off, Ninja MUST be your main job before speaking to Romualdo. Speak to Romualdo and get a cutscene. Now head to the other cannonry room and speak with Ayame. She asks you to head to Palborough Mines and find a hidden Diary. The diary is named "Diary of mokunda". Mokundo is Alois's aide. You will find the diary by opening a chest inside the mines. Note that you do not need ninja as main anymore to get a key or open the chest (thieves can pick the lock and still get the key item). Once you have his diary head to Port Bastok and speak with Kagetora in F-6. After this cutscene go back to Ayame, then to Alois in Metalworks at J-8. The reward is a fukuro. Title granted is "Assassin Reject".


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Ninja weapon
# Dec 10 2006 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
Can this quest be done twice?
no keyitem?
# Sep 09 2005 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
ok please someone help me with this. I have started this quest, it is in my quest log. I talked to Ramualdo and Ayame. I go to Pal mines and I have opened 4 chests. I have never gotten the key item. I also thought, since i got this quest so long ago maybe i turned it in and just forgot to complete it. But i talked to everyone involved in this quest, and I do not have the key item at all. Help me out!
RE: no keyitem?
# Apr 13 2006 at 11:59 PM Rating: Good
31 posts
Chances are Ayame gave you the moblin investigation quest first. In order to get the ****** quest, you will need to talk to her a second time.
Great quest!
# Feb 08 2005 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
I just completed this quest... thanks to all of your posts.^^ This quest is one of the better quests I've completed... (if you like questing that is^^)
Quest Process
# Nov 11 2004 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
This is a lengthly quest in that someone who was very bored at Square Enix put a lot of time and effort into the story line.

Put Ninja as Main(My Ninja was L27 at the time). Speak to Romualdo in the Cannonry behind the Predidents office building. Then talk to Ayame in the 2nd Cannonry. Now you must go to Pal Mines and farm a Chest Key just like for Kazham Airship pass. Someplace on the 3rd floor you will find the chest, it seems to pop next to the closed gates. Take the Key Item Diary you get to Kagetora. Kagetora will tell you to walk down below in the Tenshodo Warehouse. A cutscene involing the death of someone occurs. Go back and talk to Ayame(I cant remember, meaby Romualdo aswell) again, then go talk to Senator Alois(in the president building). Now you have your *******

****** is highest dmg output Katana until L30 Nikkarioe.

Edited, Thu Nov 11 11:22:18 2004
RE: Quest Process
# Jan 07 2005 at 5:47 AM Rating: Excellent
522 posts
I agree it's not a lengthy quest compared to some that you get.

What I would say is that the backstory for this quest is one of the best I have seen so far. A great improvement on the usual "I need xx, yyy and zzz because my qqq broke".

I would recommend doing this quest - it was the first non-mission quest where I actually dropped everything else because I wanted to know what happened next.
RE: Quest Process
# Jul 31 2005 at 6:40 PM Rating: Excellent
How about "My sheep need food. Gimme some moss."
RE: Quest Process
# Nov 26 2005 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
117 posts
I have never met a sheep that actually ate moss.
RE: Quest Process
# Jan 06 2006 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
You should try it. It's delicious.
RE: Quest Process
# Sep 08 2005 at 10:03 AM Rating: Excellent
993 posts
I found those sheep to have excellent character developement.
RE: Quest Process
# Apr 16 2007 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
i concurr! you should try the second quest: BUTTERSHEEEEEEEP needs some butter!!!
RE: Quest Process
# Dec 23 2004 at 5:42 PM Rating: Excellent
722 posts
That's.... not that lengthy at all. oO;; Have you done many quests? There are a great deal more lengthy than this; this is a cakewalk. And you make it sound like lots of story in a quest is a bad thing... I, for one, play the game specifically for quests like this; ones with story to them. :P
RE: Quest Process
# Jan 11 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Excellent
130 posts
If you liked this quest for the storyline, you might wanna go try doing a new quest from Promathia from an NPC in South Sandoria named Sobane. Got a lot of storyish cutscenes, even though it gets a little confusing. Nice little bonus, the earring for that quest is worth roughly 30k too. =)
RE: Quest Process
# Jan 07 2005 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
379 posts
The only time consuming part of this quest is running around the mines looking for the chest. I got a key the first mob kill, but spent 30 mins looking for the chest.

Nonetheless, it is a pretty good story line.
# Nov 09 2004 at 2:36 AM Rating: Decent
There IS a level minimum... might want to update the requirement listing there...

Your nin MUST be level 20. I tried tonight at 19 nin with 100xp to 20... no go... I have hero fame in both bastok and norg, so fame wasn't the issue. Went out for a short bit and got my 100xp, came back as 20 NIN and lo and behold I now am an "Assassin Reject" (after the quest of course... LOL)
Interesting cutscenes!
# Sep 25 2004 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
63 posts
just did this quest yesterday, even though a little late as my ninja was lvl31
fairly simple quest, as you can use a high level job for the key and chest part

i recommended doing this quest for the 20k katana and for the interesting cutscenes.
Chest Key
# Aug 16 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Default

Edited, Wed Aug 18 15:29:40 2004
Chests can be picked
# Aug 06 2004 at 8:39 AM Rating: Good
287 posts
I did this quest a couple of days ago. I started it with my Ninja main (level 30). I finished talking to Ayame, then I ran to my Mog house and switched to Thief. My Thief is level 60. I ran to Palborough and found the chest, picked it, and got the key item! So, it is possible to pick the chests and get the key item if you are a Thief. After I picked the chest, went back to Bastok and finished up the quest. Pretty easy if you ask me.

Can't get the quest
# Jul 27 2004 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
379 posts
I have level 7 Bastok fame, and enough Tenshodo fame to get Utsusemi, and tried with my lvl 13 NIN, and could not get the quest.

I'm guessing there is a min NIN level requirement
RE: Can't get the quest
# Aug 14 2004 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
217 posts
I read somewhere that there is a level 20 Ninja requirement to accept this quest.
Ninja level 20
# May 29 2004 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
316 posts
Confirmed, I got this as a level 21 ninja, with so-so Tenshodo and Bastok fame.

Edited, Sun May 30 00:15:57 2004
# May 26 2004 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
1,158 posts
i have fame 3 in norg until now and nin 27 :-) and i got it:

Kagatora is at F-6 WAREHOUSE 2 (where all Tenshodo "members" and quest "zinc ore" are) ... Kagatora is on upper flor

and nice quest this is so nice price too
just got this
# May 24 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
4,221 posts
This is not a Tenshodo fame based quest. I wasn't able to get it at 17, but I just got the quest at lvl 20 NIN. I've had Utsu scroll since my NIN was lvl 9.

I'm fairly positive there is a min requirement of 20 NIN for this. The katana can't be wielded until 28.
This is Tenshodo Fame
# May 24 2004 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
14,326 posts
This is a tenshodo fame based quest.

To get Utesumi is a fairly high Tenshodo fame requirement.

I'm a hero in Bastok (rank 9) but I can't get Utesumi yet.

This is tenshodo fame based.
Got quest at lvl 30, low fame
# May 04 2004 at 6:30 AM Rating: Excellent
I am a hero in NEITHER bastok nor tenshodo, i have enough tenshodo fame to do utsusemi, and about lvl 4 bastok fame. I AM able to ge this quest. I am a lvl 30 nin, so i suspect there is simply a ninja lvl requirement. GL guys
lvl restriction?
# May 02 2004 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
4,221 posts
as a lvl 17 NIN, i can't get the quest. i have enough bastok and tenshodo fame to get Titan and Leviathan quests.
# Apr 28 2004 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Still can't get this quest, hero fame both in Bastok and Tenshodo, changed job to nin and still nothing.
Unless it also needs a minimum lvl for nin, since mine is lvl 1...
Dumped the key...
# Apr 28 2004 at 2:11 AM Rating: Decent
79 posts
I got one of these keys doing the dragon mission, I tossed it after a few weeks because I never go there. :( I could turn that key into 20k now! It's hard to get pal keys at level 46 :(
Tenshodo Fame
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:04 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Well, i got high Tenshodo fame, or high enough to get Avatar and all quests in Norg.
Still can't get this 1.

Could it be some Tenshodo pre-requisite quest maybe? Only ones i have incomplete are the Brown Belt quest, and the Black Belt that follows it
RE: Tenshodo Fame
# Apr 27 2004 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
As a follow-up, friend of mine also with all bastok quests done (hero) and all norg quests done AND brown belt quest done also couldn't get this quest.

Don't think it's fame related: either there is some quest that must be finished before (doubt it), it prolly starts with another npc that sends you to Ayame or Romualdo
RE: Tenshodo Fame
# Apr 27 2004 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
err, they updated quest description...

First off, Ninja MUST be your main job before speaking to Romualdo

mystery solved, ignore my posts :p
# Apr 27 2004 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
could it be, this quest is Tenshodo-Fame relatet?
RE: ~
# Apr 27 2004 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
14,326 posts
It's a ninja use item, and involves Kagotora and Ayame. I'd say it's Tenshodo fame based.
# Apr 27 2004 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
4,221 posts
can't get this quest either. whenever I talk to Romualdo, he just talks about the Cannonry.
# Apr 27 2004 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
72 posts
Max bastok fame, all quests in bastok done except for eco-warrior.

Tried talking to all the NPCs listed above and nothing, can't get quest.

Anyone got this quest yet?
# Apr 27 2004 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
I'm fame rang 7 in bastok, and i have done a lot of bastokian quests, but im not able to get this quest. Is there another quest i have to do befor?

Edited, Tue Apr 27 02:22:05 2004
correct <pos>
# Apr 26 2004 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
Romualdo is at (K-9), in the Cannonry.
RE: correct <pos>
# Apr 27 2004 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
100 posts
Terrible guide.
Mijikai is right. Ramualdo is in the Southern Cannonry (K-9).
The reason you guys can't activate the quest is that your current main job needs to be Ninja when you speak to Ramualdo. I tried to talk to him so many times. Then I thought I would it would have something to do with not having Ninja job as main. It is for a Ninja weapon after all. It worked.
This is the only time your main job needs to be Ninja. You can complete the job w/ whatever job you like. I changed to Thief to pick the chest and finished the quest.

-Change main job to Ninja.
-Talk to Ramualdo in the Southern Cannonry (K-9)
-Talk to Ayame in the Northern Cannonry (K-7)
-Go to Palborough Mines and open a treasure chest to get the key item "Diary of xxx". I forget the exact name of the person. Chests are located on the 3rd floor.
-Talk to Kagetora in Warehouse #2 of Port Bastok
-Talk to Ayame again
-Talk to Alois who is in the room to the left in the President's Office.
You will get a long cutscene. Kinda boring, so I just kept pressing Enter. =P

YAY! You obtained a *********

Great weapon. I am currently dual weilding 2 of these. I bought another one from the AH.

Edited, Tue Apr 27 15:46:58 2004
RE: correct <pos>
# Jan 04 2005 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
575 posts
Diary Of Matabe, for anybody who's interested.
I liked the cutscene >.>

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