The Hills Are Alive  

Start Area: Waughroon Shrine
Related Mobs:Tartaruga Gigante
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 2 ratings)
Items Required:Themis Orb
Items Granted:Adaman Ore
Adamantoise Shell
Agility Potion
Angel Skin
Blue Pondweed
Damascene Cloth
Damascus Ingot
Demon Horn
Dexterity Potion
Divine Log
Ebony Log
Gawaine's Axe
Gold Thread
Grim Staff
Grosveneur's Bow
Harlequin's Horn
Havoc Scythe
Leopard Axe
Libation Abjuration
Meteor Cesti
Oblation Abjuration
Philosopher's Stone
Princely Sword
Purgatory Mace
Shining Cloth
Somnus Signa
Strider Boots
Vile Elixir
Vitality Potion
Zen Pole
Last Updated: Sat Jun 4 00:06:23 2011

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You need a full alliance of 18 people. You have 30 minutes to kill Tartaruga Gigante, an Adamantoise.



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Highest Regen ever
# Mar 14 2008 at 9:59 PM Rating: Default
338 posts
ok my LS on Odin ( unleashedforce ) did this one tonight and i report here.
It was our first try, we did 2 runs - first was a disaster, second went better.
But we lost both because running out of time.
Tank PT: PLD/NIN, BRD,WHM x2, RDM ( me ), BLM
Melee DD Party
Nuke party: 6 BLM + 1 BLM in tank pt.
First of all: second run went "good" we had full control of the fight and no one died, we didnt even need to heal much - thats the good part.Our Leader read some things on the main problem: bring him out of his shell, but it seems no one really knows what will do so.
Basically when he is out of shell:
Melee DD hit them, PLD/NIN tanks - he doesnt cast in this form and he shouldnt be a prob to tank. ( kite / tank form )
Melee DD dont do SC, save all TP !!!

When he gets in Shell:
He casts Flood, Waterga IV, silence/slowga.
Waterga hits for around 700 - 1k, i remember i took 600dmg with stoneskin up + Shell 5, Barwater i dont know remember - so he can kill everyone with no SS up or not full HP.
Silence got resisted around 20-30% with 308 skill ( af body,elite beret,enfeeb torque, HQ Wind Staff, 3 enfeeb merits, 1 wind acc. yet ) RDM concentrate on Silence right when he goes in Shell.
Paralyze sticked all the time, procced around 2x.
Got lucky after silence wore i was in cast for refresh/others and he casted waterga, but paralyze procced and saved someones live.

He has high regen, i guess the highest in this Game it must be around 500HP per tic.
BLMs nuke when he is in shell to COUNTER his regen, we did 5k+ dmg in lets say 25sec. and his HP didnt really went down...hell it went up !!!

Now i cant say for sure but: Melee DD now do Skillchain and this MIGHT bring him out of his shell.
We dont know for sure, one time he just was in shell for some secs.,sometimes he was there for 30 - 60 secs. or so.
Now the same procedure doing again.

- Bring echo drops, unlucky + long fight and you need a half stack for just one fight.
- PLD/NIN have shadows up if a cast goes off flood gets eaten by 1 shadow.
- Try testing with skillchains from melee PT what brings him out of shell AND what doesnt bring him back in shell that fast.
BLM nuke when he is in shell, rest when out.

- RDM concentrate when he is in Shell on silence, this is your main priority.
* This is very important and makes the fight way easier. When he cant cast, he is no prob to tank and does no really dmg *

I doubt you can counter his regen without a lot of BLMs,so yeah: you need 10+
Setup: 10-12 BLM, 1 Tank, 1 whm, 1 RDM, 1 BRD and 2-4 melee DD's for SC
( if this is the key to bring him out of shell ).

speed belt
# Sep 12 2007 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
im confirming the speed elt got 1 on my ls's run
Anyone do this non-mana burn anymore?!
# Jul 16 2007 at 1:11 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Any have a set up w/o mana-burn anymore? My ls is looking to try this very soon, would like any info/tips without 15+ blms.
Speed belt?
# Mar 23 2007 at 5:57 AM Rating: Decent
I heard a rumor that this KSNM drops speed belt, can anyone confirm this? Thanks.
Mnk's worst nightmare
# Jan 30 2007 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
unless I can get 17 blm I doubt, I will be getting my Black Belt item from here.
even then it might not drop ><
# Oct 17 2006 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
i dont suppose there is anyone in alexander server who would help me do this BCNM
# Sep 08 2006 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
208 posts
Beaten 2/2 ~ 18 people, only 7 BLM needed. Know your enemy and it's a cakewalk.
Greed is Contagious (hope i spelld that rite)

oh the irony.
Grow some balls...
# Aug 08 2006 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
I can't believe that...

We beat it with 18BLMs... We beat it with 17BLMs and a leech...We manaburned it...

Anyone do anything with regular alliances anymore? Grow some freaking balls and start having strategic fights instead of just time nuking a freaking mobs

Oh and before you start complaining about me being jealous...I'm a 75BLM, I just love challenges, I don't take the freaking easy way out on stuff
# Jul 09 2006 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
i just did it and payed a blm ls to do it for me, all i want is the adamantoise egg really, well we went in and they didnt realize it was watersday... tehrefore they failed... thanks blms for hire...
# Nov 25 2006 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
the Low Down
# May 26 2006 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
One of my LS's has successfully done this BCNM. 2 successful parties combos are...

15=75BLM/?, 2=75RDM/BLM, 1=75BRD/WHM

15=75BLM/?, 1=75RDM/BLM, 1=75WHM/BLM 1=75BRD/WHM

Blizzard spells have the most affect on this MOB. Everything else does mediocre damage. When he retreats into his shell take the time to pop potions, heal, refresh, rebuff (RDM convert).

Stacking RDM+BRD Refresh seemed to be a huge help. RDM should sub BLM to help with nuking.

I am not high enough to do this BCNM, but I thought I would post my findings for you all.
another drop
# May 22 2006 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
516 posts
this also drops the Havoc Scythe

70 DRK
Additional Effect: MP drain

my LS is something like 2/4 on this, its not too bad, and you dont need 18 BLM, we take a tank party in and then 2 parties of BLMs with refresh(double refresh is very nice if you can get it)
# May 14 2006 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
2,918 posts
So is this impossible now with the blm update or what?

18 2hr smns ftw?
Perhaps blu, pup, and cor can make the difference.
# Mar 19 2006 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
Just beat this, got the following drops:
Somnus Signa
Zen Pole
Angel Skin
Vile Elixir
Adaman Chain x1
Charisma Potion
Hi-Potion +3
Gld ore
Square of Raxa
Petrified Log
Freeze all turtles...!!
# Dec 07 2005 at 10:07 PM Rating: Good
61 posts
Ok~ My LS just fought this freakin turle 10 mins ago. We had done it before, won easy with 18 BLMs. Well tonight we tryed tonight with 10 BLMs DRK MNK SAM DRK (That all could MB with each other for diatortion, or darkness, we got around a SC off every 45 sec.) Also had 2 PLD tanks and 2 WHMs. Needless to say, didnt work... the auto-regen just over powered us.
Just for anyone looking to kill this guy, Bring atleast 16+ BLMs, have them bring Echo Drops, RR items, and MP potions. Be ready to 2 hour when you outta MP. ONLY....ONLLLLY....O N L Y use Bliz spells. All other spells WILL do crap. Also, His Wateraga 4 will wipe your alliance, or pop all the taru BLMs. Last note, Hold off on nukes when he goes in his shell, its a waste of MP, just heal.
Theres all the info you should need.
Just dont try to kill with alot of melee, you will lose you 99 seals...Its almost a given.
Good luck with freezing this turtle!
# Oct 18 2005 at 6:06 PM Rating: Good
972 posts
This also drops Vile Elxir+1, Adamantoise Egg, Raxa, Shining Cloth, Divine Log, Princely Sword, Hi-Either+3, Grim Staff, Agility Potion, Mind Potion, and Dexterity Potion
RE: Drops
# Nov 29 2005 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
and Havoc Scythe ;)
kss99 omfgbbq
# Jun 06 2005 at 2:06 PM Rating: Default
i'm organizing a x17 blm run for this thing. I've heard ppl. on other servers have done it before please if anyone has any info regarding x17 blm doing this leave it a post. I'm 100% sure x17 blm can do it but i would like to better prepare myself. thank you and if your on titan server and want ks99 run send me a /tell in game. Winsten-Titan server
RE: kss99 omfgbbq
# Aug 04 2005 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
We did this last night with 16BLM ranging from levels 72-75, one Brd and one Nin (he had the orb).

Items to bring are Hi-ethers, yagudo drinks, echo drops and make sure everyone has reraise on (reraise hairpin is nice for less exp loss) because there is certain to be a few deaths. I was unfortunately one of them :(

Strategy is relatively simple. Nuke, nuke and nuke some more. Well to break it down. We entered and stood out of aggro range all casting blizzaga3 simultaneously. Immediately after we all circled him and spread out as much as possible to ensure his -ga spells hit as few of us as possible.

It is important to keep casting blizzaga3 >>> blizzard4 continuously because he will regen HP quickly. Most of our BLM's had their 2hrs ready and you must not hesitate to use it.

Also, if a BLM goes down they should reraise immediately and keep nuking.

I can also confirm that this ks99 also drops Leopard Axe.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

Edited, Thu Aug 4 14:02:17 2005
# May 11 2005 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
812 posts
So is this kindred seal or beastmen seal?
RE: ?
# Jun 06 2005 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
3,383 posts
KS99 - Themis Orb
# Apr 05 2005 at 5:32 AM Rating: Decent
>< another itm i wont be having
SE suck my balls
2 trys
# Apr 04 2005 at 4:40 AM Rating: Excellent
ok my LS tried this 2wice last night...

the 1st attempt was a disaster. we had 6 blms, and plenty of darkness SCs. we figured we may not win but we could at least get a good strategy out of it...

ok so we half wiped/escaped on the 1st run bc we assumed the hard part wouldnt be staying alive, but rather causing massive damage to him. wrong. he cannot be stunned. waterga4 will own u. the best u can honestly hope for is to only lose 1 person everytime he casts it. that person was usually me(rng) or a blm.

he casts AOE slow/silence ~ga spells.
he casts flood, water4, and the big one - waterga4.
he DOES NOT use the "draw-in" ability.

75rng/nin using my best damage gear, yellow curry, and double minuet i hit for 60-70 with Ebow/kabura arrows. that sucks. he has way higher defense than genbu.

at 95% he goes into his shell. i hit for 15 during these times. the other DDs hit for 0.
he regens to full HP when he goes into his shell.
he casts waterga4, flood, etc when hes in his shell.

he hit our pld for 100-200 per shot, so thats not bad at all. he also uses a breath attack. it did about 400-500 each time.

on our 2nd attempt we tried to kite him around. it works much better but again, at 95% he goes into his shell and regens. after doing this 3 times in a row and completely pissing us off we started to simply experiment.

1st we tried only DDs while he is in combat mode, and nukes when he goes in shell. the fact is by limiting ourselves like that we couldnt cause enough damage. we only had 6 blms, but they couldnt keep him from even fully regening.

then we thought it was possible he was retreating to his shell when we SC/MB so we didnt do any SC. again tho, at 95% he went in shell.

there has got to be some secret to getting him out of his shell. unfortunately, we couldnt find it.

he cannot be slept.
he cannot be stunned.

gravity landed 75% of the time.
ES + silence always worked. silence without ES worked about 25%.

we tried a ES + silence order for when he retreats into his shell only, but that didnt work. it almost seemed as tho he dispelled it when he goes in shell mode.

even with stacking DoTs his regen is just to much. there has got to be a secret to keeping him from retreating to his shell or getting him to ome out early b4 fully regenerating.
SE couldnt of designed this for only a 18blm alliance to win.
New strategy?
# Mar 18 2005 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
Wow that was useless u posted the same thing liike 12 times.

anyone have a NON 17 BLM party setup?
RE: New strategy?
# Sep 16 2005 at 7:42 AM Rating: Default
You can always try 17-18 smn's
RE: New strategy?
# Jul 14 2005 at 6:43 PM Rating: Good
Come on now, it was only 8 times, lol.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 16 2005 at 12:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes we did beat now 5 times on Pandemonium 17 BLM and a "leech" lol. Kreigsbeil is also a drop and so is the egg cause it dropped for onr orb holder two nights ago. Damascus Ignot drops too. and more goodies to many too post.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 16 2005 at 12:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes we did beat now 5 times on Pandemonium 17 BLM and a "leech" lol. Kreigsbeil is also a drop and so is the egg cause it dropped for onr orb holder two nights ago. Damascus Ignot drops too. and more goodies to many too post.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 16 2005 at 12:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes we did beat now 5 times on Pandemonium 17 BLM and a "leech" lol. Kreigsbeil is also a drop and so is the egg cause it dropped for onr orb holder two nights ago. Damascus Ignot drops too. and more goodies to many too post.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 16 2005 at 12:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes we did beat now 5 times on Pandemonium 17 BLM and a "leech" lol. Kreigsbeil is also a drop and so is the egg cause it dropped for onr orb holder two nights ago. Damascus Ignot drops too. and more goodies to many too post.
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 16 2005 at 12:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes we did beat now 5 times on Pandemonium 17 BLM and a "leech" lol. Kreigsbeil is also a drop and so is the egg cause it dropped for onr orb holder two nights ago. Damascus Ignot drops too. and more goodies to many too post.
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