Borghertz's Harmonious Hands  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Prerequisites:Painful Memory - BRD AF1
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Port Jeuno
Upper Jeuno
Related Mobs:Dark Spark
Yin Pocanakhu
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Old Gauntlets
Shadow Flames
Zvahl Coffer Key
Title Obtained:
Items Granted:Choral Cuffs
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Thu May 5 16:59:32 2011


Find a pair of old gauntlets in a treasure coffer in Castle Zvahl Baileys, then defeat a notorious monster to repair the gauntlets and claim your artifact hands.


Note: You must have completed Painful Memory - BRD AF1 and activated The Requiem - BRD AF2 to obtain this quest.

To start this quest, first speak with Guslam at H-8 of Upper Jeuno. The galka will tell you about a pair of old gauntlets seen in Castle Zvahl Baileys that might have once belonged to the legendary Borghertz.

Go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and obtain a Zvahl Coffer Key. The following monsters drop coffer keys: Ahriman, Doom Demon, Arch Demon, Blood Demon and Abyssal Demon.

Next, find a coffer. All eight spawn points where coffers can appear are located on the third map. The spawn points are at J-10, F-10, F-6, J-6, G-8 and H-8. Trade your key to the coffer to receive the key item Old Gauntlets. You do not have to be a bard when you open this coffer.

After receiving the old gauntlets, return to Guslam, who says the gauntlets are the work of Borghertz -- but that he cannot repair them. Head down to the Tenshodo shop in Lower Jeuno, where Yin Pocanakhu talks about a toolbox that won't open. Pay her 1,000 gil, and she says the toolbox is on top of a crate in Port Jeuno, in the auction house area. Find the toolbox and examine it, and the ghost of Borghertz appears. He asks you to bring him some shadow flames from Castle Zvahl.

Return to Castle Zvahl Baileys and examine the torch at F-8. A notorious monster bomb by name of Dark Spark will appear. Defeat Darkspark and examine the torch again to get the key item Shadow Flames.

Once you have the flames, return to Jeuno and examine the toolbox again. The ghost of Borghertz reappears, and he uses the flames to repair the old gauntlets. He then gives you your Choral Cuffs.

Quest Series

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

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# Apr 02 2007 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
WOOT!!! Finished this today, with my ls. Got the coffer key after 5-6 kills (thank god... the other castle took over 2 hours to just get the key). Found the coffer very easily. Got back to Jueno, teled back to Xacabard and we defeated Dark Spark with easy. Warped back got the gloves and finished the entire quest before my roommate came back from Rugby practice.
Killing DS
# Sep 07 2006 at 4:30 PM Rating: Good
95 posts
Does anyone know if you can get the key item from Dark Spark as any job or does it have to be as brd?
Killing DS
# Oct 11 2006 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
You can be any job you want for Dark Spark battle, and you will get your key item ^^

Heck, even when you hunt for your coffer key for you AF -hands- you can open the coffer with ANY job! Someone told me this and I didn't believe him... but since the coffer key dropped quickly, I traded it to the coffer to give it a try and voila! I got "some old gauntlets"! I know that was kinda off topic :P but when I saw that I was really happy and amazed! Easier to open a coffer with a 75 job than a 50ish job :P

Anywho, GL! ^^
Killing DS
# Dec 31 2006 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
150 posts
If the item in the coffer is a key item it can be done by any job if its a piece of AF you gotta use that job
Killing DS
# Sep 08 2006 at 6:41 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, you can be any job to kill dark spark. On that note, you can also be any job when you open the coffer as well, as this is a quest and the item you receive is a quested item. So if your bard is only lvl 50, have no fear, you can take your higher lvl job :D Happy hunting
Killing DS
# Sep 08 2006 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, you can be any job for dark spark, and on that note, you can also open this particular coffer as any job as well, as it is a quest, and the item you receive is a key item. So no worries, if you brd is only lvl 50, you can do tis quest with a higher job :) Happy hunting
# Aug 19 2006 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
Post in the wrong place.

Edited, Aug 19th 2006 at 10:00pm EDT by Esthalos
On the 10k bit
# Oct 29 2005 at 3:10 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Yea, just a casual note that no one has seemed to post here. If this is your second AF-Hands quest, you don't need to pay the npc an additional 10k to find the box.

Yea, it sounds stupid and all, but it wasnt posted anywhere. Plus, it made my day (woo).
maybe a dumb question....
# May 25 2005 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
i have a 53 whm, which i don't lvl anymore, and a 55 brd. i have gotten my quest started for my whm, and have done af1 and started af2 for my brd, but he wont give me my brd af hands quest.
please post if you know what i'm doing wrong.
i don't want to waste coffer keys to get whm af that i'm not going to use. thanx for any help you might beable give.
maybe a dumb question....
# Aug 07 2006 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
617 posts
I know this is a year old but for everyone's benefit:

If you started the Boghertz(sp) quest as another job and never finished it, and now you're ready to start it as another job, Guslam will NOT give you the 2nd job's quest until you finish the first.

Learned that the hard way.
RE: maybe a dumb question....
# May 28 2005 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
If you get your open your AF2 quest and you open the coffer as a bard then you will get the AF for the bard
RE: maybe a dumb question....
# May 26 2005 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
If you have started the Hands quest for your WHM, you must finish it before starting it with any other job. Sorry, but you're going to have to get your coffer and do everything and then do it all over again.
RE: maybe a dumb question....
# May 28 2005 at 9:20 AM Rating: Decent
I know this first hand. I opened my WHM AF hands quest then retired my WHM. Before I could get my BRD or BST AFs I had to complete the WHM first. It sucks but once you have it you will have a full set of AF for storage at that NPC in Jeuno.
mob location
# Apr 03 2005 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
can anybody fill me in on where to find the mobs that drop the keys?
Key Droppers
# Nov 22 2004 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
113 posts
Arch Demon
Doom Demon
Blood Demon
Abyssal Demon

Thank you Mystery Tour!
Coffer key
# Nov 16 2004 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
2,313 posts
Ok, I'm now level 64 and still no coffer key. What the heck am I doing wrong? What drops these? thanks
# Oct 31 2004 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent

I got my coffer on 2nd room I checked :D Then a demon started casting Burst so I felt it was a good idea to warp out.
RE: Map
# Nov 06 2004 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
Did you sub BLM? just for the Warp?
# Oct 31 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
I've spent about 12 hours so far in coffer key parties here (which are hard to come by), and seen 3 drops... The people I know who actually have gotten the key say the coffer is terribly difficult to find ><
I thought I would get a head start on this quest and so I'd be prepared when it came time to equip the cuffs, but looks like I'll be level 65 before the darn key drops.
RE: Hmmm
# Mar 27 2005 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
These coffer keys are NOT hard to come by. I'm level 75 RDM and I farm the coffer dropper demons. The keys drop about once per half hour with Treasure Hunter one. The key is an easy drop and the coffer is even easier to find. 1/2 the spawns are in one room, you just need to learn the map and know where to drop down to get to the coffer mobs and to get to the coffers. Finding a key party is challenging, but often there are thf, nin, or rdm soloing those demons on my server so if you're really desperate shout for it.
Guslam location
# Oct 13 2004 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
2,313 posts
He's at H-8 in shop in upper Juneo.
# Aug 30 2004 at 4:44 AM Rating: Decent
1,668 posts
this coffer is the biggest pain in the **** on the planet

all the coffer spawns are alone and separate, and it takes about 5 minutes to walk between them. the only place where you can check for more than 1 coffer at a time, you still cant get to 3 of the 4 without walking for another 5 minutes.

# Aug 11 2006 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
BRD75 | BLM75 | WHM75 | COR75 | BST75 | RDM67

lol If you go outside, there is sunshine and lots of people and fun things to do!
# Aug 23 2004 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
174 posts
What drops the key for the coffer? I am almost that level..
# Aug 23 2004 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
174 posts
sorry disregard the double post..

Edited, Mon Aug 23 12:21:02 2004
# May 06 2004 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
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You need to start the AF2 quest (not finish the AF1). If you don't start the AF2 quest Guslam won't talk to you about it.

You need to be Level 50 and have completed AF1 to start AF2 quest. You do not need to complete AF2 quest to receive this one.
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