Beadeaux Coffer - PLD AF  

Start Area: Beadeaux
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Mission:5 - 0
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 9 ratings)
Items Required:Beadeaux Coffer Key
Items Granted:Gallant Breeches
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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A piece of paladin artifact gear lays hidden in a coffer in Beadeaux.


Note: You must activate the quest Borghertz's Stalwart Hands and complete Sharpening the Sword - PLD AF1 before you can start this quest.

You will need to acquire a Beadeaux Coffer Key, which is dropped by Ancient Quadavs, Darksteel Quadavs, Sapphire Quadavs and Platinum Quadavs.

Once you have the key you will need to find the Treasure Coffer. Coffers spawn in the tunnels with the coffer mobs at N-7, M-6, M-7, L-6, K-7 and K-8.

Once you find the Treasure Coffer, trade the Coffer Key and you will receive the Gallant Breeches. You must be a paladin when you open your coffer.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the paladin artifact gear quest series. The full quest series includes:

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# Aug 12 2008 at 6:13 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, just finished this and figured I can share my experience while it's still fresh. I couldn't do any damage to the Turtlebacks unless I did berserk, so I was pretty much useless. A 75 smn helped me out so I couldn't even heal, but whatever. Basically, easy fights, Garuda took out links of 2, but 3 or more and she would die after one down. Took roughly 2 hours for key to drop, while getting 2 warrior testimonies and one paladin (Mine!!!), the coffer took about 5 minutes to find, so all in all it was pretty easy, unlike the Hands quest >.>
# Jan 27 2008 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
Just got mine tonight, wewt^^

PT setup and thanks go out to:

75MNK - Schizm
75THF - Quickstrike
68WHM - Decaynine (last but not least)

Took a couple of hours for the key drop and I got the coffer about 30 min later. The Fates decided to throw in a PLD Testy as well, one more thing I don't have to do now^^

Thanks again guys!

Next comes the Body :/

-Jur 59PLD etc etc
# Jun 27 2006 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
Not Hard For Me
# Feb 09 2006 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
I'm really sorry to hear how bad it went for everyone else...I did this quest over 3 months ago...but I still remember it pretty clearly. It was one of the easiest AF for me, actually (AF body was easiest, believe it or not)
I had a party of like...4-5 people I think. I was a 58pld/war, we had a 55-58(?)drk, a 75blm, 52whm, a lil taru i forget his job o.O and a (lv?)rdm. I think that was all...Anyway, we're on our way down to bedaux when our drk goes afk for like 40 mins without saying anything -_- oh well, we keep going, leaving drk on choco at entrance to beadaux. after we already reach camp drk comes back and just says "sorry" and comes to camp. <.< Well yea we're fighitng stuff, really fast kills cuz of 75blm manaburn, and key dropped in no more than 10-15 mins. since i started the party they all agreed to let me get first one. and coincedentally, i DC'd RIGHT after i got the key. -_- so yeah, they all suspected I DC on purpose so I dont have to help with other keys. It takes me like 30 mins to get back in >.< I log back in and drk is lying there dead, they obviously tried to fight more quads w/o a tank hehe <.< well I get back in pty and apologize 50 times and it turns out the lil taru left cuz he thought i wasnt gunna come back and eeryone there thought i was a ***** for DCing right after i got key >< i convinced them i didnt do it on purpose and i think they believed me, considering i did come back and helped with other keys. so yea we keep killing for like another hour or two and no more keys dropped. i feel kinda bad for taking the only one but hey, at least i got it >.> people started having to go so they decide to help me find chest before they go. i go in the southernmost room in the room with the 4 doors, and lo and behold, there it is :) so i open it, got my pantsies, get aggrod, rdm died tryin to save me, then party camping the 4-door room takes quad and rdm homepoints XD so i put on my pants and get a warp2 from pty camping there. i say good luck to the 2 or 3 plds in that pty tryin for key and go back to jeuno where i enjoyed my pantses. :3
# Sep 10 2005 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this last night, and it was a great relief after the citadel and all its crazy doors.

It was me a 58 PLD, 75 WAR, 75 PLD and 73 WHM. We get to the camp and pull mobs from 1 side before starting on the other 4 mobs to our right. The second mob dropped the PLD testimony which i accepted ( though if i can barely hurt the quads, am i really deserving of it?)

Took us maybe a further 22 or so quads before a coffer key dropped and in that time we obtained 2 BLM testimonys aswell as 2 gold beastcoins. Not bad loot for a skill up party i guess.

After the key dropped they agreed to help me find the coffer,but before they set off to the viable spots i ran into the empty room we were pulling from to find it had just spanwed right below my feet. Job done.

My experience
# Aug 26 2005 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
I had a semi difficult time with this. Went out one day with a 75NIN a 72 BLM, 58 whm and me 58pld. 2 hours no keys, and everyone had to go.

Did it again tonight with a party of 6 lvls 59-69.
3 keys dropped in 20 minutes... they left i ran around with my silent oils and boom! got my pants.
No luck
# Jul 24 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
4 parties - 15 partying hours of searching for this key. We did have one drop in the 4th party, but one other person needed it as well. I lot 230 for it, the other person lotted 320. I was so pissed. This was his first time looking for this coffer and got the key after 1.5 hours while im 15 hours into this and still empty handed. I am the one who started the whole party with /shout's in jeuno and still I got shafted. There should be a law on this. What do you think?
# Jun 18 2005 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
well lets see i did this a couple nights ago and it was my 1st try. i was feeling kinda lucky. after about 30 mins a key droped and ofcorse with my luck i got it!!! i ran around looking for the coffer while my pt kept fighting when i found the coffer i was so excited i dident think about the 4 quadivs around it. stupid me opened the chest and BAM!!! i hit the ground a delvled to 57. i had like 200 tnl and i wanted to wear the pants so i stayed and we where getting decent exp 3-9 exp a fight, to make a long story short it took about 2 hrs and 2 more keys to get my lvl back
If this aint luck...i dunno wat is.
# Jun 18 2005 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
From the rumor thats going around..I heard that this has got to be the HARDEST coffer key drop in the game. I was so mad they had to do the PLD like that >.<. I got a party for a skillup and key hunt and went for the Hunting. I got there first to the camp and there was already a party there. As i rested i got three tells from the people in there party. Key (do you need it) stuf like tat. I told them I had a party and I couldnt join them. Thats when i heard it (WE HAVE A KEY FOR YOU TAKE IT ITS YOURS!) OMG!! I was soo happy. Right when I got the coffer key wat else was there? BUT THE COFFER ITS SELF!! unlocked it, got my pants, aggroed and died, left and exp. I DONT CARE I DIED I GOT MY GALLANT BREECHES WOOOOTT!!!!!!
Beadeaux-Darks and tanking
# Jun 01 2005 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
162 posts
It all began when a 70 pld needed his testimony, started spamming for Beadeaux. I needed the coffer so i reply, and a 75 rdm, 69 thf, and 75 drk come and we make a 5 person party, me being 56 pld. The pld asks me to tank and Im like wth, and hes like damn, I wanted u 2. I was worried at that point. Right from the start we walk in, the pld and drk leave us while the rdm starts a train. I have no snk and he begins to run down to the 4 door area. Well, thf gets aggro and I freak out. At the time, I start D/Cing while she is getting raped. The rdm gets hate and uses stoneskin. We get to camp after the fight and the testimonies drop like crazy. All thats left is my key, well....

The pld D/Cs and the dark uses SATA with Guillotine, and he gets huge hate. I start D/Cing cuz of a phone call while hes getting raped like crazy. Needless to say, I stop lagging and see that hes dead while hes yelling at me. 5 mins later the pld comes back on, the drk is angry, and the rdm and thf are quiet.

Another hour goes by, so its been 2. This has been the longest coffer by far. In the middle of a fight, the pld D/Cs but for good, and I tank 3 quadav. Im bout to die when rdm uses Refresh and I live. Flash rules. Well, another hr with no pld, I D/C twice, and thf picks coffer chest for gil. Right when we're bout to leave, Im vry close to dying when I use Spirits Within, kill the last quadav, and it drops. I day thx and the drk leaves without a word. The rdm says how rude, then warps with thf. Im all by myself but I got instant warp and leave. Needless to say, this coffer is long and its best to leave tanking to plds. Sorry to the drk who died cuz of my lag. Thx to Amonofdeath (pld), Princetaro (rdm), and Kittkatt (thf). Sry drk who will remain namelss.

Perfection is our goal.
Excellence will be tolerated.

********* i used an aga spell.
Me-Ill voke, run like hell!
<using instant warp> Leader-We can still win
<while in Jeuno> Leader-Cmon, we can win!
Rdm is defeated by Moss Eater.
Sam is defeated by Knight crawler.
<using invincible> Sanctuary of Zitah. w00t I live!
Key drop sucks.
# May 29 2005 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
91 posts
I had a alliance of about 10 people for this 1. including a 75 Thief with a Thief's Knife. - Treasure Hunter +1

this is definately the hardest to 2nd hardest to get coffer key drop. We needed 5 keys. we got 5 in a bout 3.5 hours. ( thief was killing them all and drop rate blew )

getting the coffer chest is a little competitive when i was there. there was about 6 parties camped all around the coffer pops looking for it. Best thing to do is just wait patiently in the little room with the 4 doors and get the coffer whenever it pops. it pops inside each of those 4 doors.
I got my Gallant Breeches >.>
# May 26 2005 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
1,029 posts
I tried for this coffer and it was really exciting.

I was doing some smithing back in Bastok when my LS Mate informed me that someone back in Jeuno is shouting for a skill up party in Beadeaux.

I /tell the guy and was later admitted invited into an 11 men alliance. I read the forums and it mentioned that Alliance = bad drop rate. So I was kinda moody.

Upon reaching the place after some confusion with the Mute and Affiliator thing, we started killing the Quads near "The Mute" at the 2nd Map.

10 minutes later, key dropped.

Another 20 mintues later, Treasure Coffer found it! I died but was immediately raised. And warped.

It was all luck I guess >.>
Rant Ahead...
# Feb 22 2005 at 1:23 AM Rating: Default
So I see a shout from a japanese player who needs to get a key in Beadeaux key. I ask if I can join and suprisingly he says yes.

Party was:

75 whm/blm
75 nin/war
74 mnk/war
67 blm/whm
58 pld/war (me)

I thought it was too good to be true, and I was right. After three hours of just basically killing anything that moves we only got one key. Ofcourse I don't get the drop and since the japanese players only needed one key and I was American they ditched me.

luckily my thief friend popsiclesrcold on Cerbeus says he will help me tommorow.

I don't care what any of you say, Japanese players are ********...but so are most american players as well...
# Jan 26 2005 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
I gotta do this one of these days, well! good luck to me >:D
Do I need quest
# Jan 20 2005 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
I got the key but forgot to activate the quest. Can I still open coffer and get my AF or will I get the wrong thing?
RE: Do I need quest
# Oct 25 2005 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
All you need to have the hands quest(AF3) active and your AF1, Honor Sword. ;)
RE: Do I need quest
# Apr 03 2005 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
you need the quest to obtain the pld af not sure about the rest of it, dont open that coffer without your quest
# Dec 28 2004 at 7:10 PM Rating: Good
109 posts
Maybe it was the THF75/NIN37 and the THF60/NIN30 in our 14 person alliance. Maybe it was the shear number of quadavs we killed. Maybe it was just plain luck.

We got 6 coffer keys within 3 hours, one for everyone that needed it, and found the coffer 3 times while killing quads. A pretty good night in my book.
Dont alliance
# Dec 25 2004 at 6:36 PM Rating: Decent
Rule#1 of any key hunt...aliance=bad key drop rate...this info came to me 20hours into Eldemine Necropolis(sp?) from a high lvl blm(74). so i have decided to not make alliances..if you need the key find some high lvls and make a pt of 6. that is the best idea i have been given by my 70 friends.
Luck is gone
# Nov 17 2004 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
For those of you who have kept up with my other AF experiences know that I have been much more fortunate than the average player. I knew that would come around and bite me in the *** eventually and so it did when I went to hunt my AF legs.

Heard a girl shouting for beadeaux skill up alliance, figured I'd skill staff and swipe a key if one dropped. She said that was cool but we needed 6 keys for the whole alliance. She insisted that the keys be distributed based upon the order of who joined, making me 6th. I figured "What the hell, we have a full alliance with nearly all 60+, some 70+, we won't have an issue with keys". Oh how wrong I was >.>...

We get there, we get to the four doors room and let me tell you that 18 people crammed it that room is an experience to say the least. Being a 51PLD with only 80 staff skill, I wasn't doing anything at all, made me feel more than guilty but the alliance insisted that it was ok. We're easily capable of taking the mobs and we get 3 keys within an hour and a half, "not bad at all" I thought. By then it was about 3am PST and people were starting to drop a little. I believe we had 13 or 14 now. While the RNG pulled mobs, he also kept his eye out for a coffer. We decided the coffer order was determined by a /random so it was more fair, however, only three people had keys so the alliance leader and her friend were gonna go first (yeah, that's the kind of people they were). Sure enough, they find a coffer, leader gets it, good for her...

After awhile, RNG gets a 3 way link, some people, including me, go down. We get raised but I'm still pissed that I just died. We camp for another 40mins get the fourth key. Around that time, RNG finds another coffer (this was before the 4th key actually), so the leaders friend was up to get it but we really hadn't determined a true order to it. A PLD had the 3rd key, he went and got the coffer (can't say that I blame him, if I had a key I would've too, these people wouldn't even let us lot on stuff if we needed a key when everyone else could, and PLD testimonies were dropping
-.-). He gets his breeches, gets killed then booted, leaders friend is ******** because she wasn't fast enough...

We get the fourth key, it's past 4am, I'm dead tired, but the desire for, clearly, my hardest coffer key was keeping me going. We get the 5th key at about 4:50am, the excitement of knowing I'm next was keeping me going, and I had planned on logging there and camping the coffer in the morning solo (as I've done with the others). Sadly the alliance decided to quit with only 2 keys left, mine and a WHMs. They were kinda like, "oh well, bye". So all I got out of this was a death, one less warp on my Trick Staff, about 10 staff levels, and about 5 divine skill levels. I knew all the good luck would catch up with me, I just hope I've paid it off >.> <.<

EDIT: This was actually more than a week ago, but about three days after the aforementioned events. Went back with another alliance, Dub was involved again (though drunk XD). I had immensely bad lag on the way there, and was thoroughly convinced that god himself didn't want me getting this AF lol. I managed to steady my connection and get to the camp. We go to the four doors room and another alliance is camping there - . - so we start to head back, planning to camp in the mute room. On the way, the 55DRK that we invited last second got stupid and linked 3 of the key dropping quadavs. Before I could say "don't!" the 71PLD voked one of quadavs ensuring our alliance would be attacked o_O; Half the alliance was wiped out (me and Dub escaped death but our poor WHM died twice and deleveled to 66 >.< and I couldn't help with healing because nobody silenaed me even after I asked for a long while).

After getting everyone raised and unweakened (and almost kicking out that DRK) we go to our camp. When we get there, we notice the coffer sitting in the large room right near The Mute O_O but nobody had a key >.<. Our WHM shouts where the coffer is!!! I thought for sure that people from the other alliance would come charging over but nobody came >.> We start killing, 3rd mob drops a key, me and the two other people who need it, lot it, I lot 800something, somebody lots 52 and another lots 300something XD so I sneak myself (WHM sub) and open the coffer for my AF. I stayed for the 2nd key which dropped about 15-20mins later but it was already very late my time so I left before the 3rd. Onto my AF3 now...

Edited, Mon Nov 29 14:40:41 2004
RE: Luck is gone
# Dec 13 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
After my 3rd trip here trying to get the key, finally I completed this quest last night after 5 hours of killing. Was in pt of 16 ppl, fortunately not everyone needed the key. We were pulling two and three mobs at a time! In the previous trips here after ppl get there key they came up with some excuse for leaving the pt. Just want to thank everyone that was helping me!!!

Beartooth - 61PLD - Bahamut
Honor Sword [x]
Gallant Surcoat [ ]
Gallant Breeches [x]
Gallant Coronet [ ]
Gallant Gauntlets [x]
Gallant Leggings [x]
# Nov 13 2004 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Riven, nice guide, the one provided, is pathetic.
Luck be a lady
# Oct 05 2004 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
Hmmm... I hear Beadeaux is kinda iffy on doing AF though not as bad as Garlaige and Eldiemme, but a couple of nights ago I said what the heck and got a party of 6 level 62+'s (minus me lvl 57) together and we go out for skill ups and one key. Believe it or not it actually took more time for us to get to the camp than to get a key to drop. Ten to twenty minutes of traveling led to a drop the first fight O.O ... So we're like, eh, we'll stay for some skillups, might as well after all that traveling. Two fights later, we pull a Darksteel (the first) BOOM! my testimony drops. My party was speechless, lol, none of them had seen anything like this happen before. So we continue to skillup and 10 minutes later, the coffer spawns in one of the Afflictor rooms. Thirty minutes: key, PLD testimony, and coffer... O.o I feel that I have used up all my luck >_< heh
Gallant breeches
# Oct 01 2004 at 12:39 AM Rating: Excellent
109 posts
"Somewhere in Beadeaux is your Gallant Breeches."

Darksteel Quadavs, Sapphire Quadavs, Ancient Quadavs, and Platinum Quadavs drop Beadeaux coffer keys.

In my experience, there's only one viable camp for these mobs (which also coincidentally is near most of the coffer treasure chest spawn points as well). From what I've heard, a full party of level 58+ can fight these mobs and gain decent xp from it. I went with about 12-16 people all level 55-60 and we didn't have any problems killing them.

And as far as I'm aware, activating PLD AF1-4 for the guantlets should be enough to partake this quest. You don't have to talk with any NPCs or get all AFs prior to this.

Camp Directions
First off, buy a map of Beadeaux from the map seller at (H-9) in a tent in Bastok Markets (by the Goldsmithing guild).

You enter Beadeaux at (E-7) on Map#1. Make your way to the underground tunnel entrance at (H-7). On Map#2, head down the tunnel and turn your first right at the intersection. Now, it's time for a decision. You have 'The Mute' (silences you) to your right, and 'The Afflicor' (curses you) to your left. Have everyone but the White Mage become silenced and have your White Mage become cursed. Head to (F-8) to go back above ground.

From (F-8) above ground, run to (E-10) and head up the ramp to the higher level area. At this point, have your White Mage cast Cursna on himself/herself, and Silena everyone else in the party.

Run to (K-6) and be sure to stay on the higher level area all the way there. Level 55 and under people may start to get aggroed by quadavs by this point, so be careful. There will be a tunnel entrance at (K-6) on the lower level area that you can drop down to.

You'll be back on Map#2 now at (J-6). Make your way to the (M-7) cross-intersection room. There will be two crawlers in that room that you should kill. This will be your camp!

You can pull the targeted quadavs from each of the four surrounding rooms (note: 2 rooms to the northeast have Mute machines, while the other 2 rooms contain Afflicor matchines... make sure the puller doesn't go too far into the room that he/she gets Cursed/Silenced).

Coffer Locations
The following map also contains the coffer chest spawn locations. All 7-8 locations are on Map#2, all within a close range.

Additional Comments
These quadavs also drop Paladin's testimony, Black mage testimony and Warrior testimony if anyone in your party needs them for Genkai 5.

We also spent about 5 hours getting only 3 coffer keys. One for our White Mage, one for the Warrior, and one for myself. I found my coffer chest in the room directly east of our camp.

Edited, Fri Oct 1 14:20:22 2004
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