ZM1 - The New Frontier  

Start Area: Norg
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 6 ratings)
Items Granted:Map of Norg
This Quest requires Zilart
This Mission is Not Skippable
Next Mission: ZM2 - Welcome t'Norg
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Vana'diel is expanding day by day. What adventures await you in the Outlands?


You must be at least Rank 6 to begin the Rise of the Zilart missions.

Zone into Norg for a cutscene. You will get the map of Norg as your reward.

To read the transcripts and watch videos for this quest, see The New Frontier Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Rise of the Zilart mission series. The complete mission series includes:

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Rnak 6 ZM 1
# Apr 17 2006 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
Sounds like i might enjoy this cutscene. Im dieing to fight the shadow lord, this just gives me more incentive to do so.
Rnak 6 ZM 1
# Sep 17 2010 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
Rate me down for saying your an idiot to argue.. it will only prove my point.

The funny part is you'll get rated down because you're an idiot who obviously failed 2nd grade public school English. If your point was to prove that you're a moron, you proved it without any outside assistance.
# Apr 07 2006 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
This took a etirnity
# Jul 23 2005 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
{Incredibly tough} Cutscene.
# Jul 11 2005 at 10:16 PM Rating: Decent
how can this be called a mission? it took me 5 hours to get to and beat shadow lord (party disbanded and left me solo, had to wait for back up) so i thought ZM's wld b hard then my mate tells me the 1st mission is this i cldnt stop laughing. well roll on mission 2 and 3 aswell ^_^
# Jun 02 2005 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
O poo I only have an hour left online and wanted to start some of these missions but I have still not fought the Shadow Lord for rank 6 even though I've been trying to get a party for it on Titan for weeks! Now I am definitely doing it tonight even if it kills me!
Aww phooey
# Feb 06 2005 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
Have to be rak 6, dangit. I was already in Norg to get SAM and NIN at rank 3. oh well, i'll just have to go back later i guess ^-^.
RE: Aww phooey
# Sep 16 2005 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
77 posts
Yeah I have to say it's "{Incredibly Stupid}++" that you can't even begin the Zilart missions till Rank 6 -_-

I'm close to halfway though Chains NOW... I mean... CMON! Hopefully they change this at some point. Especially considering most people have visited Norg at least 8 times before Rank 6 >.<
RE: Aww phooey
# Oct 06 2005 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
They can't let you do it any earlier... Mission one has cutscenes from mission 6 which would be very confusing if you did it while you were Rank 4.
RE: Aww phooey
# Jun 30 2005 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
You don't have to be rank 6 to get to Norg. You have to be rank 6 to do this mission and get the map. You can still unlock SAM and NIN so long as you can get to Kazham, and then find your way t' Norg.
# Dec 16 2004 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
well. i got the mission but i'm rank2 and i can't do more missions because this one is active. what can i do?
RE: problems
# Jan 19 2005 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
You can still do missions from your own country, because you've had this one since you started the game. Also this is in a different category if you look at missions in you menu.
# Dec 05 2004 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
124 posts
so to complete ZM1. all i have to do is get rank 6 and enter norg?
If you need a reason...
# Nov 17 2004 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
119 posts
For those of you wondering what the purpose of Zilart missions are, if nothing else, after ZM13, you can access the Sky and fight Gods (You have to be 70+ and need multiple alliances, but you can do it.
# Oct 27 2004 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Damn..what a ****** who asked what the use was doing of zilart missions.
Sorry but damn, the game is for enjoyment. YOu can do the missions for fun and to get on with the story in the game, that's their use..lol.

Peace out
RE: -_-
# Dec 14 2004 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
Hehe, yes i have to agree with you there n.n It's like asking someone why they try to get 100% at any game that gauges how complete you get it- just for the fun and enjoyment that that accomplishment brings.

People forget, MMORPG or not, this is still a Final Fantasy game. Story makes up a large chunk of the overall gameplay experience.

Edited, Tue Dec 14 11:40:52 2004
# Oct 07 2004 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
1,250 posts
I had to repeat this quest 4(!) times. My connection died 3 times during the cut scene, and since my physical "self" was within Norg, each time I logged on it would start the cutscene all over again.

Squeenix should really have some sort of "savepoint" so you don't have to see the cutscene over and over and over and over again.

-- Starfox
RE: Cutscenes
# Feb 20 2005 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
The same thing happened to me!

I had a full alliance ready to tackle this boy (I heard you need one cause of the theatrical elements.)

Anyways my brother tripped over my ethernet cord so I got disconnected right after I used my last poison potion so I wouldn't fall asleep during the cutscene.

This has to be one of the toughest missions yet - if you're on Cerbeus /tell Snapper and we can get a group going.
# Aug 19 2004 at 11:42 AM Rating: Excellent
1,049 posts
OK even though you have been to Norg, you HAVE to goto norg AFTER you beat the shadowlord and attain Rank 6. You will then get a cutscene and some flashbacks dealing with the shadowlord battle you just fought. After the cutscene, you are given a map of norg.

Basically, the Zilart Missions are there for access to other areas in the game, as well as to expand the story after Rank 6. At Rank 6, that story line ends, and Zilart Misison 1 picks up where Rank 6 left off.

Also, post Rank 6, you are dealing with your now increasing your Rank with your home country (Rank 6-10). So most of these missions have to be done with people from your country.

Rank 6
Ifrit Server
ZM 1-3 completed

Edited, Thu Aug 19 12:50:30 2004
# Jan 10 2005 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
umm i dont get what you mean there are more missions to follow the story line after rank6 that are not zilart missions so what do you mean by that the story line ends with rank6?
# Jun 03 2005 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
1,314 posts
he means that rank 6 & up missions do not deal at all with the SL storyline, at the end of 5-2 it branches off to start the ZM missions. And/or you can get missions from your hometown and go deeper into the background of whichever country you happen to belong to.

# Aug 20 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Default
I love you Naturi!
Ifrit Server
Rank 6
# Aug 23 2004 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
1,049 posts
#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 04 2004 at 2:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) STFU noone wants to see your post! If your ganna post DA post something intresting!
# Aug 18 2004 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
1,191 posts
whats the point of doing the zilart missions?
RE: ?
# Oct 29 2004 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
What's the point of playing the game?
RE: ?
# Jun 15 2005 at 2:00 AM Rating: Decent
I wish i could rate you up :D

(you could help with that *wink wink* *nudge nudge* *poke poke* *kick kick* ;))
Dumbed down
# Aug 15 2004 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
238 posts
So to get a map of norg you have to enter Norg as a rank 6.
NIN Quest
# Jul 15 2004 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
123 posts
I have been already at Norg (once) when i was doing the NIN quest with LS members.

So...if i've been already in Norg that means i already have the map....or do i need to be rank6?
RE: NIN Quest
# Aug 01 2004 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
103 posts
you need to be rank 6
# Jul 08 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
4,512 posts
This is a Zilart mission, not a quest.
# Jul 07 2004 at 12:10 PM Rating: Default
i wanna get rank 6 now
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