Dark Puppet - DRK AF2  

Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Cid (H - 8)
Prerequisites:Dark Legacy - DRK AF1
Related Areas:Ordelle's Caves
Related Mobs:Gerwitz's Axe
Gerwitz's Soul
Gerwitz's Sword
Mission:2 - 0
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 11 ratings)
Items Required:Darksteel Ingot
Gerwitz's Axe
Gerwitz's Sword
Items Granted:Chaos Sollerets
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Zeid's letter to Cid reports him finding one of the weapons forged by Gerwitz, the legendary darksteel smith... but it has taken the form of an evil weapon. You must meet Zeid and help him with his task.


Note: You must have finished Dark Legacy - DRK AF1 to start this quest.

Talk to Cid at H-8 on the upper level of Bastok Metalworks. Cid mentions the Darksteel Formula you found from doing Dark Knight AF1. Raibaht then comes in and says that Zeid sent a letter to Cid. Zeid's letter to Cid reports him finding one of the weapons forged by Gerwitz, the legendary darksteel smith...but it has taken the form of an evil weapon. You must meet Zeid and help him with his task.

Before going any further, buy a Darksteel Ingot from the auction house.

Note: All Dark Knights in your party can do the quest at once, so if you have 5 that need to do it, they can all pitch in and get one Darksteel Ingot.

Go to Ordelle's Caves. As soon as you zone in, you'll get a cutscene where Zeid tells you that a merchant who had been in the caves was attacked by Gerwitz's Axe. At the time he was carrying a Darksteel Ingot for synthing and you should check it out.

On the first map (the one you are currently on) go to H-12 and fall down the hole. This will put you on a ledge at H-12 on the third map. You should be right next to a ??? in the corner where you fell. Buff up and get ready.

When you're ready, trade the Darksteel Ingot to the ??? and Gerwitz's Axe will spawn. It is around level 50, but not too hard. He uses Mighty Strikes. He will then drop the item, Gerwitz's Axe. Have whoever used the Darksteel Ingot lot on it and get it into his inventory.

After this, go east and you will find a passage way leading up onto the second map of Ordelle's Caves. Make your way down to H-8 and you'll find another ???. When the party is ready, trade Gerwitz's Axe to the ??? and it will spawn Gerwitz's Sword. This will cause the item Gerwitz's Sword to drop.

The final ??? is in H-10 on the same map in the small square room at the south end of the map. When you're buffed and everyone has 300% TP, trade Gerwitz's Sword to the ???. This will spawn Gerwitz's Soul, a Ghost NM around level 54.

Congratulations! You're done! All you have to do is take the exit to La Theine Plateau from the same map at G-10 and you'll get a cutscene between Gerwitz, yourself, and Zeid. When the scene is over with you'll receive your Chaos Sollerets.

For a transcript of this quest go to the Dark Puppet - DRK AF2 Spoilers page.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Dark Knight artifact gear quest series. The entire quest series includes:

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Not too Complicated
# Oct 04 2004 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
70 posts
Did this last night for the DRK in my static

52 whm/smn
52 rdm/whm
52 drk/war
52 war/nin (me)
60 war/nin

pretty easy with the 60 war tanking, no deaths, no 2hrs and the whole thing took about 20mins, drk got her gear and we were off to do war AF2
# Sep 28 2004 at 2:50 AM Rating: Default
510 posts
So if say, three DRK's including myself, were to do this, we would all get the Sollerets at once??
# Sep 23 2004 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
Ok I just finished this quest. We started out with a 65drg/war, 50drk/thf and 49whm/blm. We managed to kill the first one but I died, the drg was in the red and had to super jump and the whm ran out of mp. When we fought the first one, we got about 100tp before fighting, bring more!! It absorbs TP like crazy ~70 each hit from the drg!! After that we got a 57PLD added to the group, the next mob drain all the PLD's mp within 12sec, battle lasted about 30sec. The last battle took a while, casted dispel on me rightway, but penta thrust and undead circle helped. Hope this is helpful to others, I didn't see the part about tp and mp drainage in other posts.
Ego Bashing
# Sep 06 2004 at 3:43 PM Rating: Good
33 posts
Me and a lvl 63 whm friend of mine decided to take this thing on. Everything went well until it hit me for 150+, then it hit me again for the same. Long story short, we lost bad. It has to be around lvl 50, because me as a lvl 50 drk was hitting for 100+ and It kept giving me the "Is Intemidated by presence" message.
# Sep 02 2004 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
164 posts
I just hit lvl 50 today as drk, and got myself a wonderful buffer of 4k.
Anyways later tonight im going to attepmt this, it should be super easy considering im brining a 71pld, and 61drg along.
Umm ill post again later about how it went and any advice i can think of.

ok Update: hahahah i went to Ordelle's caves tonight. Well i didnt have my original friends i planned on going with me. But me 50(drk duh) and my lvl 73 Blm friend decided we would check it out. Boy how stupid that was. The NM spawned and started to hurt me bad. Blm casted a few spells and knew this wasnt going to work. So i voked foolishy and was destroyed by the time Escape was casted. Anyways long story short, you need a tank. I'm going to try again tomorrow. I'll let you know what happens in Round#2

Edited, Fri Sep 3 01:04:32 2004
# Aug 25 2004 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
pt setup was: 57drk/war 53drk/war 63drk/thf 61drg/(forgot sub he was annon) and 65whm/blm

easy-- first mob uses mighty strikes so the high lvl drk got beat up a bit. down to orange hp- np though. rest was easy. all in all it's simple especially if you build up TP before hand.
ok wow
# Aug 18 2004 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
OK WOW allakazam get your facts right before you post BS

i just went as NIN63 to fight this "level 50" NM and umm I GOT OWNED by it and NO im not a noob ninja i go through battles without even getting hurt but this was just BS

it has insane amount of HP, it took utsusimi ni off in 2 secs did wild rage for 500 points i try to cast ni again, interrupted, hits for 100 100 boom im dead

this is supposed to be an "easy prey" since its level 50..... umm right?
RE: ok wow
# Nov 08 2004 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
just because it's level 50 doesn't make it easy by any means--it's a Notorious Monstor
all NM have insane HP and are buffed way the hell beyond other mobs of the same level
Argus is level 35 but I wouldn't dream of soloing him less than level 50
A lot of HNM are less than level 75 but nobody dreams of trying to take 'em down without a full alliance because they're NM!
wouldn't be a whole lot to it if NM were only as strong as their level
RE: ok wow
# Aug 19 2004 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
Complete this last night. Our party was 50 DRK, 51 DRK, 51 DRK, 51 PLD, 60 DRG, 60 DRG, 58 RDM. We absolutely annhilated these things. I would say that the lvls attributed to them are fairly accurate considering the NM's are usually quite a few lvls harder it seems than their lvl suggests. There is only one thing that we ran into trouble with. Gerwitz's Soul, the last part and a ghost type mob, uses an AOE Sleep attack that is very strong, no one resisted it and it lasted a long time. At that point one of the DRG's was whacked and was basically fighting it solo. It used Ectosmash and his HP dropped to 24/1xxx. Thank god he used Super Jump and our RDM woke up to heal him and wake us all up.

All in all, I was a little disappointed, lots of hype that this would be hard, and it was not.
AF PT Setup?
# Jul 26 2004 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
What kind of party would you need to be able to do this quest?
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