You are being sent to Norg as an emissary of Bastok. Meet Sir Naji in front of the President's Office for a full briefing.
For starters, from somewhere you will need to get an Adaman Ore. You only need one Adaman Ore for every 6 people.
Start by picking up the quest from any guard. You will be directed to Naji, the guard outside the President's Office, where you will be treated to a cut scene.
You will be sent to talk to Gilgamesh in Norg. If you have not entered Norg since defeating the Shadow Lord, you will be treated to a long cut scene, as well as another one when you talk to Gilgamesh. Make sure you talk to him until he tells you to retrieve a Frag Rock from Ifrit's Cauldron.
Take a chocobo to Yhoator Jungle, and take the I-5 entrance to Ifrit's Cauldron. The ??? is near to the entrance, but you still need to be careful. Bees do not agro, but bats and volcanic gasses both will. They both con DC at 63 generally, but the gasses can explode, doing over 1200 points of damage to everyone standing around. So have Barfira and Stoneskin up if these things agro, and have Stun ready. But generally try to avoid them.
From the entrance, head left at the first junction, then take the next right. At H-7, there will be a lava flow with a ??? in the middle of it. To trigger the NM, you'll need to trade an adaman ore to it. If there are any other mobs floating around (there weren't when we were there), you'll want to take care of them first. There is a volcanic gas on the other side of an impassable rock ridge, but it never linked while we were there.
There are actually two NM's: Magma (a bomb) and Salamander (a lizard). The bomb drops the Frag Rock whereas the Salamander does not. If you can figure out a way to kill the bomb without the lizard, that would be fine. As with all bombs, make sure you have Stoneskin and Barfira up and people ready with Stun. We killed it 4 times without having it explode once, so it's certainly doable. The Salamander will cast a Fireball, but it doesn't do huge amounts of damage.
Once the Magma is dead, it will drop 6 frag rocks. Each of these is Rare/Ex. Someone without a Frag Rock will have to trade the Adaman Ore, so if you are doing it multiple times, you may need to trade the 2nd or 3rd ore around some.
To read the transcripts for this mission, see the The Pirates' Cove Spoilers page.
This mission is part of the Republic of Bastok Mission series. The entire mission series includes:
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