Borghertz's Loyal Hands  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Prerequisites:The Sacred Katana - SAM AF1
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Kuftal Tunnel
Port Jeuno
Upper Jeuno
Related Mobs:Dark Spark
Yin Pocanakhu
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Kuftal Coffer Key
Old Gauntlets
Shadow Flames
Items Granted:Myochin Kote
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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


Note: You must have completed The Sacred Katana - SAM AF1 to begin 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 Kuftal Tunnel.

Head to Kuftal Tunnel and find a Kuftal coffer key. The keys drop from Cave Worms, Deinonychuses, Haunts, Recluse Spiders, Robber Crabs, Sand Lizards and Scavenger Crabs, which are fished.

Next, find a treasure coffer. The coffers spawn on the first map (with the zone to Western Altepa Desert) at H-7 and H-6, and on the larger second map at K-11, G-9, H-9, J-7, J-8, I-4, F-6 and D-9.

Trade your key to a coffer to receive the key item Some Old Gauntlets. You do not have to be a samurai to receive this key item.

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 Myochin Kote.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the samurai artifact gear quest series. The complete quest series includes:

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# Feb 14 2011 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
is there a way to cancel one of the previous borghertz's missions accepted for another set of af gear so i can do this one or must it be completed first?
# Feb 14 2011 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
139 posts
No, once accepted it must be completed in order to flag new "hands" quests.
# Apr 06 2009 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
Did this tonight as PLD75/NIN37. Went naked :o
Gear: Um...
Main hand: Kraken Club
Off Hand: Joyeuse
Ranged Ammo: Bibiki Shell

Opened fight with 300%TP Savage Blade and did 1126 damage(Pretty decent without gear D: )

Dark Spark got me down to about 500HP once and that was because I was eating while fighting him and not paying too much attention, lol. Easily soloable by any 75 job. Just take your time and make sure you pay attention. Had to cast Ni about 6 times and ichi 4 times.

Overall fight: Boring fun interesting at the same time!

Edited, Apr 6th 2009 4:11am by DironPal
{easy prey}
# Aug 06 2007 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
444 posts
I recently dinged SAM to 50, and never even though about camping for this coffer (I'm convinced that Shogun Rice Balls don't exist on my server...) since the gloves are nice, but not really a must have. Last night while XP-ing in Kuftal Tunnel my party netted seven (7!) Coffer Key drops from Robber Crabs in a two and a half hours of grinding. When I received mine, I decided that I'd stay in the Tunnel- Guivre be damned!- and find the coffer since I was already in the zone. 15 minutes later, the BRD leaves the PT and I volunteer to pull. On my third trip out of our camp (the Cape Teriggan zone) my tab-spamming shows a Treasure Coffer right next to the wall at I-4. Score! Key to Coffer, Old Gauntlets get, and one more Robber Crab sacrificed to the XP grind. Too easy!

...now, to enlist some LS help for Dark Spark.
AF hands
# May 24 2007 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
Ok just a quick note do not attempt to do this for SAM if he tells you to go to eldieme necropolis for PLD AF hands. I did not know, i was trying to do both the PLD artifact gear and the Samurai gear. And I had a kuftal coffer key so i dedcided to get the sam hands all i got was map... so Im assuming you can only do one of these at a time... so now i have to get another key and find another coffer as well as finish eldieme necropolis coffer and key first this is tougher than the kuftal key because no one parties there arghh.. wish I saw this posted as well before I did this well at least i have the kuftal tunnel map... to mark the coffer positions on ... I hope this helps someone who does not know this as well ...
# Feb 09 2007 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
I got my key from exping and found the coffer this morning, I got the map though, Something wrong? I do have the Pld AF hands quest open, i guess I gotta finish that one first.

But i did get my AF legs last night in Quicksand Coffer.....What up with that? Am I stupid?
Coffer location @ Kuftal tunnel
# Jan 12 2007 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
To any one who needs to where a coffer pos is i found one @ (k-11) this was the first placed i checked and there it was but there is a ghoul right on the coffer so make sure you have someone with you the can kill it i had a lvl75SAM with me so i opened the coffer and got my Artifact Gloves then i warped out so goodluck if u have any questions ask ^^

~Tidas~ ~Ragnarok~

Coffer Where?
# Jan 11 2007 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know where abouts the treasure coffer's <pos> is i've been lookin for days and cant find it also i dont have a map and i think there might be to floors to kuftal tunnel and if there is is it on the first or second floor

Ifrit > Dark Spark
# Dec 22 2006 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
For those that dont know, you CAN open your gloves chest only as any job to get the key item. I've done that for all my jobs after BLM (it was my first job).

Anyways after feel good about soloing my SAM NMs in Dunes as SMN and got the easy pop coffer in the Q. Caves. I decided to go kill DS....


Thanks to the new SMN mods on BPs This is how the fight went.

Ifrit and Summoner melee. Summoner does Spirit Taker a few times for MP.

Crimson Howl>>Flaming Crush @ 300% (pet) TP.

Dark Spark takes 3210 points of damage. I was so proud of myself cause I was nervous XD. Cause as some SMNs know multi hit BPs tend not to be that accurate.
Easy as Cake
# Nov 14 2006 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
Ok so i was in a party in Kuflat and a coffer key dropped so my party let me have it for my Sam AF armor then a few minutes later a mage runs up and tells me that there is a coffer chest nearby and she will take me to it. She takes me to the chest np and i get my key item. After the party i go to jeuno and do all the cutscenes and head out with a lvl 75 whm and thief to go kill Dark Spirit. This NM was a piece of cake for our Thief. I got the item went back to jeuno and got my AF hands. Thanks to Yohyoh and Numo for getting me my AF hands.
# Aug 15 2006 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
i can solo this whole quest heheheeh tis good to be 70+
lucky i guess
# Dec 29 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
Got this quest at 54SAM i already had the Kuftal Coffer key from xping there so me and my friend Pirocat went in to find the coffer... Went as SAM/WHM so i could sneak myself and not waste money oils.. too about 15mins to find the coffer that spawned on the hill by the tigers... =)
lucky i guess
# Dec 29 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Dec 29 11:31:24 2005
lucky i guess
# Dec 29 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Dec 29 10:26:03 2005
lucky i guess
# Dec 29 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Dec 29 11:26:32 2005
# Nov 21 2005 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
Just got ths coffer Damn guivre got to me on first run But remember Guivre isnt true sight!
so ure Prism Powders and Silent Oils (oils for crabs etc!) Good Luck Guyz!!!

Now for DS!!
Coffer hunt..
# Oct 31 2005 at 11:29 PM Rating: Good
27 posts
Make sure you check by shout or tell (depending on how many people are in there) if the coffer's been open. All of the spots are easy to find with a decent coffer map, but if the coffers been opened you'll end up running around in circles until Guivre knocks you out. I had someone open it on me and I ended up curing a pt with my SAM/WHM for a half hour rather than running around looking for an unspawned coffer.

FYI this is what I used for the map:

Edited for typos.

Edited, Mon Oct 31 23:44:58 2005
On the 10k bit
# Oct 29 2005 at 4:08 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).
Coffer in Kuftal is a bitch
# Sep 18 2005 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
334 posts
the Coffer in Kuftal is a ***** to find

P.S im a lvl 55 SAM (well I delvled and im lvl 54) so I mite need some back up on the NM

ok it has taken me little over 10 hours to find this fing Coffer is there some sort of dance I got to do to make it pop up........ let me know

Edited, Mon Sep 19 10:53:17 2005
Dark Spark
# Sep 13 2005 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
I was expecting something harder.

Just finished this now. I was lucky, the Coffer took me 3 minutes max to find (although I did lose 4k exp in the process).

We went to fight Dark Spark with myself (55SAM/27WAR), a 62WAR/NIN, a 58 PLD/WAR, a 41WHM/BLM and a 64NIN/WAR. Some of us didn't have Vahzl crystal so we just did a runner through Beaucedine Glacier and picked up the crystal along the way. When we zoned into the castle we saw a 70PLD/35WAR friend from our LS who decided he wanted in lol. We Sneak/Invised our way to the torches and Dark Spark was an absolute piece of cake.

Myself and the WAR did Enpi >> Rampage. Enpi did 380 and Rampage did 740 with Distortion doing around 250 and that took off a good 1/4 of its health.

Good stuff.

Thanks to the guys in TheKindred and also Chancerin and Turtlelin. ;)

Edited, Tue Sep 13 07:10:01 2005
AF gloves finally acquired
# May 31 2005 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
today i got my AF gloves (and my AF body but thats OOT).
Me and some people from my LS + a couple of friendly souls helped me get the coffer key in Kuftal Tunnel.
We were killing crabs and get a link, it turns out bad and 3 ppl die (including me). I get a raise from a BLM and just when he had casted cure III on me i hear "NM, run!" and everyone in the party screams for me to run my *** out of there. Long story short... he kills me in one blow -.- ;

Well, we get the key after i get another raise.

Next day me and a WHM friend went looking for the coffer. it took us about 20 mins to find it.

Now i had to go back and kill Dark Spark (yes, i killed him without activating the mission with some ppl >.>).
The fight with DS went on nice till the **** cast his AOE. our sam lvl 65 dies and 2 of us are in red, rest in yellow but we manage to kill him and i get the item.

After that i just headed back to Jeuno and collected my reward.

Thank you again Linkshell LightSwitchRave for helping me. i couldn´t have done it without ya!
Ol' Sparky
# May 25 2005 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
396 posts
Everyone in my LS still needs to fight Dark Spark. My question is, if I have started the quest, but have not gotten the Kuftal Tunnel Coffer, or spoken with anyone other than Guslam, can I go fight Dark Spark with them and still receive the Shadow Flame to finish the quest? Or do I need to do everything to get up to this point first?
Argh.. coffer
# Jan 25 2005 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
heh...coffer...the stupid part is...EVERYONE ELSE FINDS EM....lol...im sick and tired of lookin for it now... 10 hours + >< just my luck
# Dec 20 2004 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
heh, Kuftal took me 5 minutes
# Dec 17 2004 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
Well I've been searching for a couple of days now and died twice because of unfortunate loss of sneak at the wrong time. All I want to know is how hard can this damn coffer be to find? I've hit every spawn point and still no luck. If anyone is willing to help me locate this elusive chest message me. Valimgor on Caitsith
Map please.
# Nov 17 2004 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
Can someone post a coffer spawn map for me? I'm still just 52 but I want as much AF as I can get as early as possible, I have Kyahan and Haidate so far. And I have a key for Kuftal.
RE: Map please.
# Dec 16 2004 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
293 posts
Check out this site:
just click on the coffer link at the bottom for all the coffer points.
RE: Map please.
# Nov 19 2004 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
RE: Map please.
# Dec 14 2005 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
This map will show you the coffer and chest spawns.


Edited, Wed Dec 14 10:00:48 2005
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