Borghertz's Vermillion Hands  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Prerequisites:The Crimson Trial - RDM AF1
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Port Jeuno
The Eldieme Necropolis
Upper Jeuno
Related Mobs:Dark Spark
Yin Pocanakhu
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 10 ratings)
Items Required:Eldieme Coffer Key
Old Gauntlets
Shadow Flames
Items Granted:Warlock's Gloves
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Tue Feb 15 21:01:52 2005

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Gauntlets wrought by Borghertz, the legendary craftsman, lie hidden somewhere in Vana'diel.


You must have completed The Crimson Trial - RDM AF1 and activated Enveloped in Darkness - RDM AF2 before you can get this quest.

To start this quest, head to the armor shop in Upper Jeuno and speak with Guslam the galka. He tells you about a pair of old gauntlets, crafted by the legendary Borghertz, that might have been seen in the Eldieme Necropolis.

Head to Eldieme Necropolis and get an Eldieme Coffer Key. The keys are dropped by Haunts, Spriggan BLMs, Spriggan RNGs, Spriggan THFs, Spriggan WARs, Tomb Mages and Tomb Warriors.

Next, find a treasure coffer. Coffers spawn in the main, ground-floor chambers at G-6, G-7, F-8 and E-8. If you drop down from the main ground floor at G-8, you can access coffer spawn points at M-11 and M-10. On that same map, coffers also spawn at L-12 and L-9. A coffer can also appear on that map at E-6, which is accessible from a part of Batallia Downs only reachable through Beaucedine Glacier.

Trade your key to the coffer to receive the key item Some Old Gauntlets. You do not need to be a red mage when you open this coffer.

Go back to talk to Guslam. He will say the gauntlets are work of Borghertz, but he cannot repair them.

You then have to go speak to Yin Pocanakhu in the Tenshodo shop in Lower Jeuno. She talks about a toolbox that won't open. Pay her 1000 gil, and she tells you the toolbox is on a crate outside of the Duty-Free shop in Port Jeuno. Find the toolbox and examine the ??? for a cutscene, in which the spirit of Borghertz appears and asks for Shadow Flames from Castle Zvahl Baileys.

Go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and examine the torch at (F-8). A notorious monster bomb by name of Dark Spark will appear. Kill Dark Spark and examine the torch a second time to get the Shadow Flames.

Return to Port Jeuno and re-examine the ??? at the toolbox for a cutscene and your Warlock's Gloves.

Quest Series

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

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quest name
# Nov 05 2008 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
its actually called boghertz's warring hands
sorry nope
# Jun 15 2009 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
Sorry no "boghertz's warring hands" is for the warriers af hands quest..
Thier are many and I "many" quest that use this same saying but with a differnet calling in the middle as of example "boghertz's _________ hands"
my problem is
# Aug 21 2008 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
I did PLD gloves before, and I did SAM gloves.

but NOW trying to do rdm gloves he keeps telling me I did a great job finding the gloves... wont give me the quest... i zoned n came back still nothing.

do i gotta wait till jp midnight?
problem starting quest
# Sep 10 2007 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
ok I went to start he quest this morning (just finishing the boots). When I talk to Guslum but he talks of finding the gloves. This is the first time I've talked to him since finishing DRK AF. Am I going to have to wait till JP midnight or just zone back in to get this quest?
# Sep 20 2006 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
How do you activate this quest again for the NQ gloves after upgrading to AF+1?
# May 03 2006 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
72 posts
You only have to have talked to Curilla to start the boots, you don't actually have to get them. Which is good, because i think the boots are as worthless as the sword you get for AF1.
coffer locations
# Apr 27 2006 at 8:17 AM Rating: Decent
Ok just helped a LS member get this and here are the locations of spawn points of coffers 4 on main floor G-6, G-7, e-8, f-8 on second floor there are 5 more and to get to them u have to drop through various hole or tele to vazhl here they are (1)drop through hole at G-8 and they located at M-10, M-11.(2)Drop down hole in area g-9 this drops you into area L-12 wheere the coffer should be very close in that area. (3) to get this one drop through hole in area G-6 wich puts you right in reaching distance of coffer at area L-9. final coffer is located at upper Necropolis through the Glacier and it is in area E-6 (watch out for Nm spawn here) this run takes patience and at least one other person to open doors for you, also make sure you sneak your self and buddy and have invisible for being around the bombs by the door levers. this was a very frustrating thing to find and took like 4-6 hours to actually get completed after this is all done you are ready to go kill Dark Spark for flame it is a lvl 55-55 NM and you should bring help to kill it at least one other person if you are lvl 55 more people if lower id suggest. hope this helps alil cause trust me i know how frustrating this can be also this is a great site for chest and coffer locations for future refemce http://www.speakeasy.org/~sticks/ffxi/treasure/title.html

Edited, Thu Apr 27 08:15:27 2006
not too bad
# Apr 24 2006 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
This quest is cake with a little help.

Party setup was 75BLM, 72RDM, 49THF (me for TH2).
Killed about 4 skeletons and got the key, I aggro'd one more and got a second key. 15min.

BLM used Escape, we re-entered and found the coffer in the first spawn we checked (in the far north room). 5min.

Warped to Jeuno, RDM switched to his 65WHM, I switched to my 53RDM and Tele-Vahzl. Ran to Castle Zvahl Bailey's, buffed up, killed 2 demons near the Torch, and spawned Dark Spark. 5min battle, all of us using Staffs to melee lol. 20min. All of this with 1 minute to spare before emergency maintenence. :) 45min total.

All in all with a little help from higher levels and TH2, not a bad quest.
Good Luck Bad Luck
# Jan 05 2006 at 8:19 AM Rating: Good
30 posts
i went after my coffer key this morning. 7 of us went and we split 3 and 4. i got very lucky as the first tomb warrior we fought dropped the coffer key and i was the only one that needed it. easy lot and win.

i spent over 3 hours searching for the coffer chest and one of my linkshell members found it controlling the northern switch. the coffer chest popped at G-7 on map 1 and i was on my way. i no sooner got to the room where the bomb was to watch someone open my chest! there they were.. 5 steps in front of me and i lost. we went back at it and found the new spawn at F-8 on map 1. based on the site i visited and the locations.. this was very accurate. http://www.speakeasy.org/~sticks/ffxi/treasure/title.html

our party was unnecessary with a 74thf, 72sam, 64rdm, 61rdm, 61blm, 55pld, and myself 52rdm but hey.. you can never have enough help lol. as for dark sparks.. cake.. 75drg, 64rdm, 61blm, and myself took him down in less than 45 seconds.

Edited, Thu Jan 5 08:20:54 2006
on the 10k bit
# Oct 29 2005 at 4:11 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).
# Sep 10 2005 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
Well, I talked to Guslam, he gave me the quest and all was well. I walk into the Tenshodo and when I talk to Yin, she doesn't talk about anything AF3 related. She just talks about Aldo and Verena, or whatever that woman's name is. So yeah, that's the case.. the Mithra girl doesn't talk about the crate or the 1000 gil or anything. Do I go to the Necropolis, get my key, get my key item, THEN talk to her? {Help me out!} PM (private message) me on Allakhazam if you have an answer, because in the near future I'll probably forget to check back here.

(Edit: Durr.. nevermind. XD)

Edited, Sat Sep 10 20:25:34 2005
RE: Herrm..
# Sep 17 2005 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
Yes, you have to get the key and the key item and THEN talk Yin Pocanakhu, as it says in the guide on THIS page:

After you receive the quest from Guslam go to the Eldieme Necropolis and get a Eldieme Coffer key then use it on the coffer chest to receive "some old gauntlets", a key item.

After you received the old gauntlets, return to Guslam. He will say the gauntlets are work of Borghertz, but he cannot repair them.

You then have to go speak to Yin Pocanakhu
in the Tenshodo shop in Lower Jeuno who talks about a toolbox that won't open. You have to pay her 1000 gil to tell you where the toolbox is at.

Once you pay her, she then tells you she left the toolbox on top of a crate outside of the Duty-Free shop in Port Jeuno and that you can have it.

# Jul 31 2005 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
I completely detest this quest... 8 weeks trying to get the key... over 100 Skeletons killed, At least 20 haunts. It was torture... seeing as the fact I found the coffer over 30 times not even trying. When I get the key, I couldn't find a single coffer.. then as I gave up there it was in a room of death. Affter that, things went rather smoothly, Two great guys helped me with the Dark Spark Fight Shogen(68 Sam), and Demonzd(65 Nin) (I believe it was). Battle went quickly. Did this all in one day when my Linkshell finally decided to help.
RE: Blah..
# Sep 15 2005 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
I guess I'm lucky. Went in there with 3 helpers (75rdm, 69whm, 70whm, and myself 56rdm)... got to the room with the human remains... found coffer right away to the south... then got key on 2nd kill. XD
# Jul 16 2005 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
Ok... I have the worst luck with this key.. so far ive been in 5 coffer key pts and I still dont have it.. ive seen 4-5 keys drop, didnt get high lot on any of them.. *slaps his own face.*

edit: i made a pt for this thing got lucky and everyone else just wanted skill ups.. got my key in my 6th pt ^^

Edited, Sun Jul 17 00:52:20 2005
Quests to complete
# Jun 10 2005 at 3:53 AM Rating: Decent
You must also have completed (or possibly just activated (- didnt check) the af2 quest for the boots!
I tried speaking to him before this and he just pointed me in the direction of the counter ><
(He is in the first shop on the right at the big opening btw - armor shop if I remember correctly?)

Anyways, after completing af2, I could get this quest!
I never tried going back to him after activating af2 quest, so you might just have to activate the quest??

Guslam <pos>
# May 14 2005 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
Guslam is located in the "Durable Shields" shop of Upper Jeuno, (H-8)
Quick Question
# May 11 2005 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
Sorry if this has already been answered in the posts below but... If you already have this quest started, but for DRK, and you lvl another job, RDM, and you never finished the quest on DRK, then can you:
1.Even start the quest for RDM if the DRK quest is unfinished?
2. When you pop the coffer, you will still recieve the gloves, and then you go and get the flame, but when you put them in the box, will you get the DRK gloves or the RDM gloves?
3. Can you cancel the DRK quest?

Any info on this would be helpful.
AF1/AF2 armor
# May 03 2005 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
im hearung alot of INFO on AF armor and AF2 armor but can someone link us to a pic or site that has the actual set.....
AF1/AF2 armor
# May 03 2005 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
im hearung alot of INFO on AF armor and AF2 armor but can someone link us to a pic or site that has the actual set.....
# Apr 19 2005 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
is fame a factor if u get this quest or not. i dont need to worry about it for a few more lvl but i just want to know.
RE: fame?
# Jun 10 2005 at 3:56 AM Rating: Decent
Dont worry - fame isnt a consideration for af armor quests, or rse etc.

You can still activate this quest even if you have NO fame lol
RE: fame?
# Sep 07 2005 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
434 posts
your right, fame is not a requirement for AF, but it IS for RSE, you need fame to gain the quest for Buffnix (i think its him) in Muckvixs junk shop
Kill Dark Spark x2??
# Apr 15 2005 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
Hey all,

Got a question. I beat Dark Spark when doing my Thief AF2 quest. Do I have to beat him again or can I go as is??

Thanks in advance - Kerlle
RE: Kill Dark Spark x2??
# May 07 2005 at 4:16 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
yes you have to re-kill Dark Spark for every AF. consider it a rite of passage. you dont have to be the designated job; you can kill him as any job that you want. just complete the quest with the Key Item as your designated job.
# Mar 24 2005 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
Man I am bummed.

I hit 50 earlier today, and once I left the party I was in, I started my AF1 up to the point where I needed to open the chest, which I havent found yet...grr, and I went to the NPC that starts the Glove quest. Problem is I still have the quest for the Bard glove quest active. I tohught this wouldn't be a problem if it detected which job I was, but apparently not.

It looks like I'm going to have to do a Coffer key/chest hunt in Castle ZB, fight dark sparks, get my bard gloves. Then TAke mey Eld.Coffer key and do it all again. O.o Has this ever happen to anyone else? ^^;
# Aug 13 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
435 posts
It looks like I'm going to have to do a Coffer key/chest hunt in Castle ZB, fight dark sparks, get my bard gloves. Then TAke mey Eld.Coffer key and do it all again. O.o Has this ever happen to anyone else? ^^;

Yeah, I'm about to go fight him for the 3rd time. I've already done it for PLD and BLM, getting ready to go for RDM. It's getting to the point where the Dark Spark fight is fun and a little sad. The fights are usually over in about 20 seconds. XD
My AF 4
# Jan 15 2005 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
Bah this isnt fun at all. I just cant find any help for a Eldime Coffer Key hunt. ; ; Its gonna take forever just to get help and to get the key. I could prob find coffer fine on my own but i sure cant get key by myself ><
Well maybe ill find sum help from sum people on Lakshmi sometime

Edited, Sat Jan 15 13:23:41 2005
RE: My AF 4
# Jan 20 2005 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
Sorry im a lil late on saying this but i finished this. Now for my dreaded Garledge coffer......
RE: My AF 4
# Feb 18 2005 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
Oh, things will be ok, Hir. You're amongst friends. :P
3 weeks
# Jan 08 2005 at 8:50 PM Rating: Decent
i have been seeking help for 3 weeks and havenot even gotten so much as an offer of help which wouldnt bug me if i didnt see people shout lvl 60+ im bored ><
well im in unicorn and i dont expect much of our hi lvls so if any kind hi lvls would help me that would be swell ^_^ im SCPHIROTH
rdm AF Item
# Dec 16 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
If anyone is on gilgamesh server and wants to get a group together then lets activate all quests and get them done, I think all rdm AF can be done in a few days, I have a few high lvls that I can count on to help so hit up (Scripture)!
fyi I have sofar gotten AF1-2

Obtained:Fencing degen
Obtained:Warlock boots
# Nov 17 2004 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
Hello everyone my nick is Vysen, i'm RDM/WHM 54 on Ragnarok; i like to know if someone is interested in solving the AF4 quest (warlock gloves) next week end (Eldieme Necropolis and Castle Zvahl).

See ya and thank you^^
Looking for some Help on Lakshmi
# Nov 10 2004 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone interested on getting together for a coffer key hunt this weekend on Lakshmi. I am a 53 soon to be 54 RDM/WHM and I want my af gloves!!! Send me a tell if you see me online
RE: Looking for some Help on Lakshmi
# Nov 11 2004 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
50RDM/25BLM, this weekend sounds good, I'll look for you, look for Neally, i'm on lakshmi too.
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