Borghertz's Striking Hands  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Prerequisites:Ghosts of the Past - MNK AF1
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Crawlers' Nest
Port Jeuno
Upper Jeuno
Related Mobs:Dark Spark
Yin Pocanakhu
Mission:3 - 0
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 6 ratings)
Items Required:Nest Coffer Key
Old Gauntlets
Shadow Flames
Items Granted:Temple Gloves
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Sun Jul 3 13:05:06 2005

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


You must have completed Ghosts of the Past - MNK AF1 and activated The First Meeting - MNK AF2 before you can get this quest.

To start the quest, talk to Guslam, the galka in the armor shop in Upper Jeuno.

Next, go to Crawler's Nest and get a Nest Coffer Key, which drop from Crawler Hunters, Knight Crawlers and Helm Beetles.

Once you have the key, you must find a treasure coffer. The coffer can spawn in two places in the room north of the wespes (F-6), in three places in the room with rumble crawlers just south of the wespes (G-7 and G-8) and in two places in the tunnel where helm beetles roam (F-9 and G-9).

Trade your key to the coffer to receive the key item, Some Old Gauntlets.

After you received the old gauntlets, return 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 in Port Jeuno, just outside of the Duty-Free shop.

Find the toolbox and examine the ???. In a cutscene, Borghertz appears and asks that you bring him some Shadow Flames from Castle Zvahl Baileys. Go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and examine the torch at F-8. A notorious monster bomb named Dark Spark will appear. Kill Dark Spark and examine the torch a second time to get the Shadow Flames.

Finally, return to the toolbox in Port Jeuno and re-examine the ??? to receive your Temple Gloves.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the monk Artifact Gear quest series:

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#REDACTED, Posted: Oct 18 2005 at 4:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I need someone to either help me get coffer(I never buy oils lol) or help me kill DS.... OR you can help me get both of them!^^ but anyway name is Leorance, I'm on the Fairy server and I'm Lv 52 with 2k TNL. I like to have my AF armor before I get to wear it... like most people I would guess. leave a message on here, or /tell me sometime... i will most likely be on tomarrow, October 19 dring the evening, and maybe even sometime tonight after i finish homework. Thank you!
RE: need help on Fairy
# Nov 15 2005 at 12:13 PM Rating: Good
281 posts
I never buy oils lol

would be about time you started.

either that, or sub whm/rdm.

mages aren't your sneak/invis slaves.
RE: need help on Fairy
# Mar 21 2006 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
i agree, and rdm should have known when the signed up for the job they where to be the beotch of them all, so STFU when i say refresh me
RE: need help on Fairy
# Feb 21 2006 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
yes they are
Old Gauntlets
# Oct 10 2005 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
Woot Thank you everyone who helped me get the Old Gauntlets Bella and the rest ^^ Now Im off to fight DS
[Edited Note: You only have to fight DS once even if with a group of people who need the Key Item]

Edited, Tue Oct 11 00:37:47 2005
Easy coffer
# Aug 04 2005 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
Lady Luck was with me today! in the form of a mithra :) went there used oil an' powder started the search, few mins later invis wears as i'm runnin' past a mithra. she asks "coffer?" so i reply yes. She told me 2 follow her an' she showed me the coffer^^. Iria of seraph, I {salute} your generosity :)
Can I solo
# May 26 2005 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Sat May 28 15:12:27 2005
5 Coffer spawan point
# May 21 2005 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
How did u get to the 5 coffer spawn point Leondel? I have map from print out and tried to go there but died 2 times T_T I tried to walk down into Map 3 and It seems that those coffer points are at much higher ground that I cant get into. Please Help a mnk out!
Finally 3-5
# May 18 2005 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Finally got AF 3-5; After getting Temple Gaiters, my sequence was Cyclas, Temple Crown (head thingy), and lastly, Temple Gloves. After getting key in party for Garliage and Beadeaux, I soloed the coffer with lots of silent oil and prism powders. Also used Silencing Potion to run around Beadeaux without trouble from Afflictors.
I got really lucky with Nest coffer; went there to scout mobs and maps. Came across a Japanese exp. party fighting Helm Beetles. They offered Coffer Key. I accepted graciously. Offered reward; they did not accept. I returned eight hours later and they were still there building exp. Went back to Map 3 (five coffer spawns) and got to pop and claim. Just in Nest used more than two stacks of Silent oil and Prism Powder. Had them macroed. Good thing too; Wespe, Soldier Crawlers, and lizards kept me very aware of safe spots to reapply silent and invisible. My sweet spot to start and stop a search cycle was just outside room where Dragonfly guard two spawns. This spot worked for couple hours. Till Wespe began floating bye. It became busy and harder to find quiet spot to reapply. Shortly after I got pop and claim. No problems.

Edited, Wed May 18 12:59:45 2005
# May 17 2005 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
44 posts
Well after getting Gaiters; I jumped to Beadeaux and got Cyclas. Now i'm working on Garliage; so i guess you can skip; at least when doing 3-5. Good luck.

kote ><
# Dec 15 2004 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
252 posts
Oooh, cant wait for these! decided to forgo the Ochiudo Kote because they cost 850k+ on Pandemonium server. I cant afford that ><. I'm 47 now.. just have to struggle along w/ Hume RSE gloves till 54. The thing about the Kote too is that for that price they sure have alot of negative effects too. The - light and -evasion isnt worth the +att IMO (well at that price anyways), Dia-ed forever... no thanks. +20 Att is nice granted... but cant justify the bad w/ just that. (price, -light, -evasion).

Edited, Wed Dec 15 02:06:08 2004
Char.- Nill / server-pandemonium
Goldsmithing:62+1,Alchemy:98+3,Bonecraft:60,Synergy:50,Digging:over 9000!

RE: kote ><
# Dec 24 2004 at 11:49 PM Rating: Default
Saying the evasion- and light resistance- is reason enough to not get kote is just you trying to justify not having it. evasion- is meaningless for monk, and -8 light resistance wont kill you. Get kote.
RE: kote ><
# Oct 19 2008 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
***** the kote... i made it without them. and never planned on getting them. if anything i was gonna get H. Kote instead. no need for O. Kote IMO just a waste of a lot of money. yes it would have been nice to have them but definitely not necessary.
# Oct 28 2004 at 11:39 PM Rating: Default
i'll definetly use these over the Kotes since these are free and the kotes are like 350k on leviathan
RE: Price
# Apr 26 2005 at 10:00 AM Rating: Decent
1.5mil on ifrit
RE: Price
# Nov 13 2004 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
409 posts
O.Kote on Kujata is up to 900k, I'm never getting it(unless price drops greatly). Sticking with these. I envy you so much for it being only 350k, lucky =/

-Rakirte on Kujata
# Oct 18 2004 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
Can u skip this AF and do the next one?
because I Ochiudo's Kote and gonna use them instead of AF.

Do I ahve to do this to be able to do the next AF? (Temple Crown)
RE: Skip?
# Feb 01 2005 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
147 posts
No, I don't think you can skip any of the hands AF quests because you won't be able to get the next pieces if you don't kick off the hands first.

Once you kick off the hands AF quest, you can get any of the coffer pieces in any order.

Edited, Sat Oct 15 19:31:37 2005
For you monks...
# Oct 03 2004 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
198 posts
I did darkspark at 54, and several times helping friends after that... I just wanted to let you up and coming monks know that darkspark is ridiculously easy (so long as your party has stun or you reserve your tp for shoulder tackle when he tries- if he tries to explode).

The party I was in when I first did it at 54, we had no tank, so basically I was tanking- I didn't even have to use provoke because I pretty much got all the hate. We didn't even have a full party and no big blast damage dealers. It was just me, 2 drks, a rdm, and a whm.

Heres the thing, darkspark is basically an EM to you at 54- he just has a good amount of hp is all. I was doing 80-110 per fist (with meat miths, of course). And on my 3rd attack cycle, I hit him 5 times in a row at 100+ damage each, so just to let you know, you will hit this thing very hard, I just have to assume you will probably steal hate from your tank. Darkspark is a piece of cake.

Just be sure going there, to stay in the middle of castle zvahl's halls at all times and hopefully have sneak and invis on each member at all times (as a DD, try to lighten the load on the mages and have your own silent oil and powders).

Don't worry about this quest. think of it as the level 55 cap quest. Its basically a walk in the park, and you will most likely see tons of shouts for it on weekends.

Goodluck to you all!
RE: For you monks...
# Aug 18 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Default
Unwritten rule that all important NMs will not suicide attack (Final Sting, Self Destruct, Hypothermal Combustion, Meltdown). Only NM known to suicide itself is the brand new Bee NM in Crawlers Nest, Demonic Tiphia.
Pay her for infomation?
# Sep 06 2004 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
6,947 posts
Here's my question:

the description here says
speak to "Yin Pocanakhu" in the Tenshodo shop in Lower Jeuno who talks about a toolbox that won't open. You have to pay her 1000gil to tell you where the toolbox is

...Now, I'm know where this box is already. I discovered it some time ago. Do I still have to pay her, in order to make it "active"?
Or can i just try to investigate the ??? without having paid her, and it will still activate the cutscene?

Now, 1k gil is nothing big, I usually pay that for teleports. I'm just wondering if that part is required in order for the quest to continue.
  • Tenmiles
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  • (Lakshmi)

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    RE: Pay her for infomation?
    # Sep 10 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
    108 posts
    As I've already completed this, I can't test it, but I'm 90% sure that you DO have to pay her... After all, the toolbox is there all the time - you have to have the right conditions to trigger the cutscene. If you're curious enough, get your old gauntlets, then try triggering the scene with the toolbox. My guess is you'll be unsuccessful until you talk to her and pay her.

    Good luck!
    RE: Pay her for infomation?
    # Dec 29 2004 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
    Tested, you must pay the Tenshodo person, or you'll just get the "You find a grimy old box" message.
    RE: Pay her for infomation?
    # Oct 29 2005 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
    61 posts
    False. You only have to pay the npc *once*.

    Just did my second AF hands, and did not need to pay the NPC a second time.
    # Aug 13 2004 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
    You must have the Crawlers nest coffer key, you recieve a key item from the chest which is in fact the gloves but they're filthy after you get the key item from the coffer go talk to Guslam and go from there.
    # Aug 12 2004 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
    I am level 52 Mnk. I completed the Monk AF1 and got the Beat Cesti already... I spoke with Guslam and he just tells me to speak to the person at the counter for help.

    Do I need more Jeuno fame to unlock this quest?

    Edited, Thu Aug 12 19:24:58 2004
    RE: .......
    # Sep 10 2004 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
    You need to have activated your AF2 quest first.
    Monk AF Gloves
    # Aug 12 2004 at 11:08 AM Rating: Default
    I am working on getting Monk AF gloves. Do I have to get the Crawlers Nest coffer before I fight Dark Spark for the flames? Will I get the key Item fame If I kill Dark Spark before getting the coffer?
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