Switchstix in Castle Zvahl Baileys can upgrade degraded weapons if you bring him the things he wants.
The first upgrade will require:
Fee: Montiont Silverpiece x4
The Relic Sword is a drop from Dynamis - Windurst. The Koh-I-Noor is crafted (Goldsmithing 20) from a HQ3 of a Sparkling Stone which is dropped in Dynamis - San d'Oria, Dynamis - Windurst, Dynamis - Jeuno, and Dynamis - Bastok. The Orichalcum Chain is crafted (Goldsmithing 93). Trade all four items and payment in Silverpieces to Switchstix and he will upgrade it to a Glyptic Sword. You will need to wait one game day.
The second upgrade will require:
Fee: One Hundred Byne Bill x14
You must wait one Earth week before you can get the second upgrade. Turn all of these items in along with the fee and he will upgrade the Glyptic Sword to the Dynamis Sword.
The third upgrade will require:
Fee: Lungo-Nango Jadeshell x60
The Attestation of Glory drops in Dynamis - Beaucedine. Trade these two items to Switchstix and he will upgrade the Dynamis Sword to the Caliburn. The Caliburn will allow you to use the special weapon skill Knights of Round, but only in Dynamis areas.
The fourth upgrade will require:
Fee: Ranperre Goldpiece x1
The Holy Fragment drops off the Animated Longsword in Dynamis - Xarcabard
Trade the Holy Fragment, Shard of Necropsyche, Caliburn and currency to the pond in Dragon's Aery to receive a cutscene, the Excalibur, and 30 Montiont Silverpieces.
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This is a long hard quest but well worth it.
400/400 O. Bonze
Ocl. Chain: 1/1 Cermet Chunk: 1/1 Koh-I-Noor: 0/1
4/1,400 B. Bills
Glyptic Sword: 0/1 Bronze Sword: 1/1 Mythril Sword: 1/1 Wing Sword: 1/1
0/6,100 T. Whiteshell
0/1 Dynamis Sword 0/1 Attestation of Glory
0/10,000 O. Bronze
0/1 Caliburn 0/1 Holy Fragment
As you can see the only thing holding me back from first upgrade is the Koh-I-Noor I missed the last one that was sold by like 17 days XD, if you are on Seraph and have one or make one please send me a tell I will buy it off you ^^
The stages 1 and 2 info on this thread are all correct but let me clear up the confusion in terms of the rest.
Stage 3 (Dynamis Sword) > Stage 4 (Caliburn) Requires 61 Lungo-Nango Jadeshells, The attestation of glory, and the Dynamis Sword. The Attestation is dropped off the Hydra NM Goublefaupe in Dynamis-BCD. Thats the ONLY place it drops from. To pop him, you need to head up into the Hydra section of BCD and kill a Vanguard Eye at the Nue tower, this will make the 5 Hydra NMs pop in the 5 other towers of BCD. Goublefaupe is on the Quadav level, in the tower at J-8 (I think, maybe I-8. its the only tower on the quaddie floor). He is a WAR/PLD/RDM mob, he can spam the 2hrs of all 3 jobs repeatedly. He can drop either the Attestation of Force (Great Axe), Attestation of Glory (Sword), or Attestation of Righteousness (Great sword), these are on the same drop cycle so he can only drop one of those, so they have about a 30% rate. He ALWAYS drops one, so you're guaranteed something (Thats why I said 30% rate on each, because its just a 1/3 chance of getting the one you want). In addition, he can drop the Attestation of Invulnerability (Shield) but it is NOT on the same drop cycle as the others so he CAN drop it as well as another (happened to my ls when I got glory for Caliburn, the shield dropped as well). I've heard rumors that the Hydra NMs CAN drop a 100 piece instead of an attestation, I've never seen it directly though so it's probably fairly rare. Once you have the 61 Jades, and the Attestation, you go to Switchstix in Zvhal Baileys, trade it in, and 3 days, 6 hours later (Earth Time) your Caliburn will be ready.
Stage 4 (Caliburn) > Stage 5 (Excalibur) Requires a Shard of Necropsyche, Holy Fragment, Ranperre Goldpiece, and Caliburn. You get the Shard of Necropsyche from the Vanguard Dragons right before Dynamis Lord. It is a very common drop and should pose no problem to a person upgrading. The Holy Fragment DOES NOT drop off of Dynamis Lord (DL only drops a 100 piece and the shadow mantle or ring, I can't prove that he doesn't drop a 10,000 piece as it could be a very very very slim chance, at least I'm hoping that ;p but I can guarantee he doesn't drop the fragment). The fragment is dropped off of Animated Longsword in Dynamis-Xarca, I'm unclear to his exact POS but he's at the NE part of the map I'm told and only pops after you kill the 15 Demon NMs. You have to blitz him because if you dont interest him enough, he'll literally warp away and be gone for the rest of that run. From what I can gather, all the Animated weapons can get bored like this and you only have about a minute before they do. It is a 100% drop from the Animated Longsword. The Ranperre Goldpiece is obtained by trading 100 Montiont Silverpieces to the Goblin currency NPC in Davoi. Once you have all these things, you'll get a text CS from Switchstix in zvahl telling you to go to the targetable spot at the pond in Dragon's Aery, where you will get a CS involving the ghost of the previous owner of the Excalibur, a member of the fallen Hydra Corps.
And that's it. hope that clears things up!
Edited, Sep 23rd 2006 at 3:49pm EDT by CorLeonis
From what i hear, there are several more on our server, if only they would come out of hiding or come out with evidence.
Edited, Jun 30th 2006 at 4:36pm EDT by Parceval
5310/6100 for Caliburn
600/10,000 for excalaber
I got second upgrade done when coins were 5K in bazzars, now thay 15-20K 20-50K JP buy them.
Luckaly still buy them for 5K per single from dynamis shell, but more and more people trying to upgrade making it imposible for anyone to upgrade.
Edited, Sat Jan 21 18:02:00 2006
Holy Fragment (final upgrade requirement)
Animated Sword in Dynamis-Xarcabard
Attestation of Glory
Hydra NM in Dynamis-Beaucidine
After you get grt the shard of Necrospyche, the Holy Fragment and Caliburn in your inventory you will get a text cutscene from Switchstix in Castle Vahzil Baileys, the 4th upgrade cost is 10,000 bronze which is obtained by trading 100 silver to the goblin in Davoi and has never been a confirmed drop from Dynamis Lord.
Edited, Tue Oct 4 18:43:35 2005
The total is 162800 acient money x 15 000 the average price on my server and thats hmm 2,442,000,000 all together in cost if you went by buying alone.
As the pictures showed there are 100k in addition to the 1 types and 100 types.
Then you add another +3 mil about for the other materials.
Sigh, either way im 1000/162800 total and still havent gone to dynamis. I hope people dont stop paying for quality gold crafted items on titan or ill be out of luck.
Edited, Tue Aug 30 00:24:31 2005
Multiplying that by the average cost of currency on your server (15k), that leads up to a price of about 268,500,000 gil. 268.5 million... seems a little bit more doable, I hope ^^; Too bad currency is usually 20+k on Odin T_T
On a side note, I think we only have 3 fully upgraded relic weapons on Seraph:
Muteki and his Yoichinoyumi (bow)
Lhexh and his Bravura (great axe)
Rave and his Excalibur (sword)
so... idk if they quit or not, and i cant remember namea, i remember they were *** o.o but o well ; ;
Rate up if you can, people rated me down cause i said i got a NM drop. if you dont believe me, check a NM page where someone didnt get rated down for it >.>
by the way...
THIS IS STUPIDITY!
Considering if your going to sell them for that much why buy it when EVERY ONE ELSE sells for 15k??????????????????? Really its pretty stupid
Jump on the band wagon if your on cait sith!
DO NOT BUY OVER PRICED MONEY
chances are they are being sold by gilseller mules and/or Ryudo's henchmen.
400 x Ordelle Bronzepiece (4 x Montiont Silverpiece)
1 x Koh-I-noor
1 x Orchalcum Chain
1 x Cermet Chunk
1 x Relic Sword
1600 x Byne Bill (16 x 100 Byne Bill)
1 x Wing Sword
1 x Mithril Sword
1 x Bronze Sword
1 x Glyptic Sword
6100 x Tukuku Whiteshell (61 x Lungo-Nango Jadeshell)
1 x Attestation of Glory
1 x Dynamis Sword
10,000 x Ordelle Bronzepiece (1 x Ranperre Goldpiece)
1 x Necropsyche
1 x Holy Fragment
1 x Caliburn
Edited, Fri Jun 10 12:39:00 2005
It is rumored that no one on my server ( Bismarck) has this sword, i doubt that many servers have one, and if so its likely to be a japanese member lol.
Xaeon - 72PLD/WAR36
Jelly Ring: O
Rank 10 Sandy.
He (as well as the person he's replying to) is referring to the limit on players who can enter the dynamis run. Nowhere were they talking about levels.
The fee to upgrade the Dynamis Sword to the Caliburn is 61 Lungo-Nango Jadeshells.
Edit - Yep, the next JP day you will get the sword back.
Edited, Sun May 8 23:44:06 2005
Few details that are not commonly known:
After obtaining the Dynamis Sword, take it to the goblin NPC in Castle Zavhl Baileys and he will ask you to bring him an Attestation of Glory. Attestation of Glory can be obtained by killing the Hydra NM Goublefaupe, located in Dynamis-Beaucedine.
To get a chance to kill Goublefaupe, you must first travel to F-7 (Pso'xja tower). On the way you'll encounter the Hydra mobs, and when you reach the tower, there will be a Trigger NM (Vanguard Eye) you must defeat. Once it is defeated, 1 attestation NM pops in each [Pso'xja] tower.
Mildaunegeux [H-10]: MNK, NIN, SAM
Velosareon [J-8]: THF, DRK, RNG
Goublefaupe [H-8]: PLD, WAR, RDM
Dagourmarche [G-9]: BST, DRG, SMN
Quiebitiel [I-7]: WHM, BLM, BRD
Each NM is all three jobs at once, and they can use all 2-hrs several times.
After you obtain the attestation of glory, go back to the Goblin in Castle Zhavl Baileys and he will ask you to bring him a fee of 61 L. Jadeshells.
After you trade him all 61 L. Jadeshells, he will tell you to come back later. First time I had to wait a day, then last time I had to wait a week for the Dynamis Sword, for the Caliburn, he tells you it won't take nearly as long, but the 3 days will seem like forever.
Supposedly, after you recieve the Caliburn, you're supposed to wear it for awhile, especially in dynamis, and supposedly it'll start 'talking' to you. It will supposedly give you instructions on what to do next.
As far as the Holy Fragment goes; fragments are a confirmed 100% drop from Animated weapons in Dynamis-Xarcabard. The Holy Fragment is a drop off the Animated Sword. It is rumored that you have to defeat Yin and Yang before the the Animated weapons become active.
I believe, however, that the animated weapons pop after you defeat the last Demon NM. There will be a phrase that pops up on your screen like a Time Extension would. It is: "The prison of souls has set free its captive spirits!" I believe after that phrase, the animated weapons are accessible.
Please note, all Animated Weapons will be up and in thier places before you kill the last Demon NM, however, it is rumored that they do not drop anything until you have realeased their spirits from killing all the Demon NMs, at which point they become much stronger, and will then drop the Fragments.
Supposedly, after you obtain the Holy Fragment, your Caliburn will start talking alot telling you what to do next.
It is rumored that you'll take the Caliburn and the Holy Fragment to the gobbie in Castle Baileys and He'll ask for the Fragment, the Sword, and 10,000 currency. Then it is said to go to the pond in Dragon's Arey and trade a Necrospyche (common drop from Vanguard Dragon) for a final cutscene and your Excalibur.
I personally am working on the Fragment portion at the moment, and stand at 2500/10000 Bronzepieces for Excalibur.
**edit** updated for outdated info
Edited, Wed Feb 22 13:41:21 2006
NM Hydra Quiebitiel is a WHM BLM BRD. He drops Attestation of Sacrifice (club) and Attestion of Harmony (horn).. CONFIRMED.
NM Hydra Goublefaupe is PLD WAR RDM. He drops Attestation of Glory (sword) and Attestation of Force (great axe).. CONFIRMED.
(My Dynamis LS killed both of these NM Hydras on two occasions. The first time we got club and great axe attestations. The second time we got sword and horn.) (^.^)b
The upgrade to Caliburn definitely does not take a month (at least not anymore). A LS member obtained his after ~3 days.
Animated Weapons are definitely accessible prior to fighting Yin and Yang. I never really took notice to when they pop, though.
Also more info, you can trade 100 of the individual currencies for a 100 version to any of the three merchant goblins at each beastmen fortress except for for the one at xarcabard, you can also buy the rare materials needed to up grade the sword to level 2 using acient currencies but because of these things are not like rain or gil, I would heavily suggest not doing that and go find somenoe who can craft very well for it and probably shovel out about anywhere from 500k to 2m, instead of 30x100 of a currency.
But heres my current progress (lvl 57 i cant go yet so stop pointing that out)
Lvl 1 Relic Sword 0/1
:practically good as done
Lvl 2 Relic Sword 0/1, Kor-I-Noor 1/1, Cerment Chunk 1/1, Orchanlium Chain 1/1, Peices 378/400
:ahead of schedule
Lvl 3 Glyptic Sword 0/1, Wing Sword 1/1, Mythril Sword 1/1, Bronze Sword 1/1, Bills 379/1400
:Somewhat behind on schedule
Lvl 4 Dynamis Sword 0/1, Attestation of Glory 0/1 0/6100 shells
:No where near done
Lvl 5 Caliburn 0/1, Holy Fragment 0/1
: Currently Researching the drop location of the holy fragment.
Lvl 6 Excalibur 0/1
: Dont we all want one?
edit: see below, also grammar minor errors, and update on status.
Edited, Mon Apr 11 01:47:11 2005
For the Excalibur you will need 61 x100 Shell
Source SE Final Fantasy World Report. version 050224
Edited, Mon Apr 11 01:37:10 2005
So not only do you have to gather a very large group of competent players, you need to find people willing to go in with the understanding that it is NOT for finishing/clearing that Dynamis, but for farming only, since it will not be physically possible to reach both the drop mobs and the final boss. Given the cumulative cost of entering, in addition to the time commitment, this could be difficult. And I would assume the majority of people who are willing to do this are farming for their own items, therefore increasing the pool of people to lot against. But everyone's gotta have a dream...
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