Thick Shells  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Port San d'Oria
Start NPC:Vounebariont (I - 10)
Related Areas:Jugner Forest
Min Level:20
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:750
(Average from 6 ratings)
Items Required:Beetle Shell
Title Obtained:Bug Catcher
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Collect five beetle shells suitable for making medicine.


Vounebariont is located on the second floor of the auction house. He wants five beetle shells to make a medicine. These drop from Stag Beetles in Jugner Forest.

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heres one for you
# Feb 11 2009 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
i got this on another charictor of mine with 14 quests done rank 2 and lv 19rdm so idk what to tell you
# Apr 02 2006 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, this quest is repeatable. If you have finished it you get 750 gil and he tells you to bring him some more if you can. I wouldn't recommend for fame unless you are going to run back to sandy every time you go to an XP PT and get full on shells lol. Well good luck and i hope its worth the 750 gil. Mind you it's not that big of a deal if you wait. You don't HAVE to buy them from the AH and most of the time they aren't available. So goodluck on the quest and just remember he is ABOVE the AH near the banister (you can see him from ground level)
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 11 2005 at 10:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) whats the reward yakhwaat el ja7la
Fame level
# Nov 19 2004 at 11:10 AM Rating: Default
Needs fame level 10, tried it with less and he wouldn't give me the quest.
RE: Fame level
# May 17 2006 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
I got this quest with an almost-no-fame mule... before I got it with my main.
RE: Fame level
# Jun 25 2005 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
My Windy fame is lvl 7 and Sandy fame is lvl 4 and I got this quest.
# Nov 17 2004 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
in crawler's nest they drop 1/2 the time and usually 1-2 and i leave CN with like 10 each time

Drop rate?
# Feb 29 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
1,332 posts
Doing this quest right now (Along with 5 other Jugner quest, 2 Davoi quest and 1 Davoi Mission). Just took out 12 stag beetles and not a single one of them dropped a Shell. What's the drop rate on these things and are there diffrent beetles out there with a higher drop rate (yes, I have THF 15 subbed).

On that note, I did get a large ammount of Beetle Jaws which would mean that the drop rate on em' has been raised from what Scarab beetles drop.
RE: Drop rate?
# May 25 2004 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
I think the drop rate on theses in Garlaige Citadel is overwhelming at times
RE: Drop rate?
# Mar 21 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
It seems to be fairly low to me(can't give a exact count though).

I spent about 3-4 hrs in jugner today killing every beetle I could find. In that time I got 4 beetle shells.

This is with theif subbed.
RE: Drop rate?
# Jul 15 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
514 posts
g. citadel beetles drop almost 1/2 whenever i fight them in my party
RE: Drop rate?
# May 21 2005 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
in GC and CN i normally get so many of these shell that i have to toss them.
And have also camped the NM beetle in Jugner that drops Neckchopper, from that i also filled up min inv very fast
# Feb 07 2004 at 6:40 PM Rating: Default
you can also get these from sand beetles in altepa desert...i know east for sure, not sure about west, but i assume there as well...

i was level 33-35 when i did this...
# Jan 26 2004 at 1:37 AM Rating: Default
how much gil do u get for a reward?
# Dec 18 2003 at 3:15 PM Rating: Default
Yes its repeatable!
# Dec 14 2003 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
Title for doing this quest is Bug Catcher.

Edited, Thu Dec 18 11:51:33 2003
# Dec 12 2003 at 6:16 AM Rating: Default
I-10/G-10 Line, above the auction house
# Nov 24 2003 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
For some reason he wont give me the quest. I am level 28. What am I doing wrong?
RE: Quest
# Dec 09 2003 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
In order to do this you must have fame in the city, or in otherwords, you must have done previous missions prior to getting the mission from him. So go look under Quests for Sandoria and then go and do the really easy quests. You should only have to do about 5-10 quests before you are able to get the quest from him.
Minimum lvl
# Nov 18 2003 at 5:34 AM Rating: Decent
Minimum lvl is not the the required lvl to get the quest, it is the required lvl to complete the quest by normal standarts. You can of course finish the mission five lvl's lower than that, dodging all the creatures, dying alot or getting help from a higher lvl friend.
That minimum stands for a solo player or a small party playing the mission in a easy to normal difficulty.
Min Level
# Nov 09 2003 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
Minimum Level is wrong, I was able to get this quest at levl 10.
RE: Min Level
# Feb 29 2004 at 11:35 AM Rating: Default
you lie. there is NO WAY you could have even survived jugner alone OR in a full party of lv10. there are lots of monsters there that aggro: tigers, goblins, orcs,... and not even that, you can't even kill a stag beetle alone at lv10, those beetles are lv20-23 monsters. and if you were in a full party of lv10, you STILL wouldnt be able to kill them because of their high defense. so again there is NO WAY you could have done this at lv10, unless you had a few lv25+ friends with you that you didnt mention.

Edited, Sun Feb 29 11:39:11 2004
RE: Min Level
# Mar 31 2004 at 4:07 PM Rating: Excellent
lol.. calm down man.. the dude said "GET" the quest, not go out and kill the critters. I mean come on.. I know it's tough, but even a level 10 can survive the horrors of the auction house to buy 5 shells. Why they would, I don't know... but it *can* be done. ;)
# Nov 08 2003 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
I don't know.
# Nov 03 2003 at 12:35 PM Rating: Default
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