Kikoku (Relic Katana)  

Start Area: Castle Zvahl Baileys
Start NPC:Switchstix (J - 8)
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Dynamis - Beaucedine
Dynamis - San d'Oria
Dynamis - Xarcabard
Sea Serpent Grotto
Related Mobs:Animated Kunai
Min Level:70
Max Level:75
Weapon Skill:Blade: Metsu
(Average from 5 ratings)
Items Required:Attestation of Legerity
Lungo-Nango Jadeshell
Montiont Silverpiece
One Hundred Byne Bill
Relic Steel
Tarasque Skin
Items Granted:Kikoku
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Sun Mar 22 23:48:47 2009

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Switchstix can upgrade degraded weapons if you bring him the things he wants.

The first upgrade will require:

Fee: One Hundred Byne Bill x4

The Ihintanto is a drop from Dynamis - San d'Oria. The Relic Steel is either crafted (97 Smithing skill) or bought with 24 Lungo-Nango Jadeshells from a Goblin NPC in Castle Oztroja. Trade all four items and currency to Switchstix and he will upgrade it to a Mimizuku. You will need to wait one game day.

The second upgrade will require:

Fee: Lungo-Nango Jadeshell x16

He will upgrade the Mimizuku to the Rogetsu. This will take about 1 week Earth time.

The third upgrade will require:

Fee: Montiont Silverpiece x61

The Attestation drops from the notorious monster Mildaunegeux in Dynamis - Beaucedine. Trade these two items to Switchstix and he will make upgrade it to the Yoshimitsu. The Yoshimitsu will allow you to use the special weapon skill Blade: Metsu, but only in Dynamis areas.

The fourth upgrade will require:

Fee: Ten Thousand Byne Bill x1

The Demoniac Fragment drops from the Animated Kunai in Dynamis - Xarcabard

Trade the Yoshimitsu, the fragment, the Necropsyche, and the currency to the blank space at (C-11) on the third map of Sea Serpent Grotto to receive a cutscene, your Kikoku, and 30 One Hundred Byne Bills.

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# Aug 22 2006 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
ummmmm can some1 help me? how do i get a Demonic Fragment confused cant fins it on searching XD im lost i want so bad ly @.@
Blade: Metsu Do You Have It?
# Jan 31 2006 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
363 posts
does anyone have metsu? what does it do or is even rumored to do? my LS, StarOnionBrigade says no one even has it yet on our server, Odin. Is having the fully upgraded katana a status symbol like so much of my job, or is it the true, as it's name means, "death of all living things, extinction"?
RE: Blade: Metsu Do You Have It?
# Feb 20 2006 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
The relic weapons are pretty nice, but more a status symbol due to how to get them. As of the relic WS. . .from what i HEARD (have no prove except for a small movie i once found):

They extend a lvl3 chain by another lvl3 chain. So if u do the relic ws after a light chain, it will do another light chain. If u do the ws after a dark chain, it will do another dark chain.
RE: Blade: Metsu Do You Have It?
# Mar 11 2006 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
359 posts
I do not yet have Blade: Metsu, but it is my understanding that the relic WS will only extend one or the other of level 3 SC's. For example it is my understanding that Blade: Metsu will only extend a Darkness SC for a second Darkness SC, but not a Light SC. Hopefully one day I will finish my Kikoku and know for certain.
RE: Blade: Metsu Do You Have It?
# Jun 23 2006 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
There is a Japanese Nin on Odin Server that does have this. (I have forgot his name now that I try to think of it.) I convinced him to show me Blade: Metsu. I drooled when I seen it lol. I will own this one day, along with the Relic GK for my Sam. Tachi: Kaiten & Blade: Metsu {Yes, Please.}
Done with 1st
# Oct 17 2005 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
1,895 posts
Sponsored 1 bastok run.

482 currency dropped,including 3 100 pieces.I did my Upgrade,gave 50 byne to a friend for his great axe,and 31 to another friend for his 2nd upgrade on sword.What a great day.
Did I make a boo boo?
# Sep 21 2005 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
I traded the items to Switchstix before he asked for a specific payment amount. The items are no longer in my inventory and I wonder if I've lost them or when I trade him payment he'll start the upgrade. Did I lose my stuff?
RE: Did I make a boo boo?
# Sep 29 2005 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
do what anyone would do
wait until he asks for payment before you pay him lol
GS in dynamis
# Aug 02 2005 at 2:48 PM Rating: Default
So we got a person who is bring Gilsellers into Dynamis on Cait sith named Ryudo. They are trying to sell currency for 50k per single unit and 5mil per 100 unit. Well I guess Relic weapons will become harder to get if you plan on buying currency from these FOOLS.

by the way...


Considering if your going to sell them for that much why buy it when EVERY ONE ELSE sells for 15k??????????????????? Really its pretty stupid

Jump on the band wagon if your on cait sith!


chances are they are being sold by gilseller mules and/or Ryudo's henchmen.
# Jun 21 2005 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
having to do/pay this much..... god it sounds like a pain in the @$$... if Blade: Metsu is worth using anywhere ok, but if ku or even jin is better, i would feel like i wasted time.

BTW i am currently 64nin and had plans on trying to get relic and had plans... sounds like waste to me, has anyone even seen Blade: Metsu?
3rd fee
# May 05 2005 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
the 3rd upgrade for this requires 61 x M. Silverpiece
The 1st step ^^
# Mar 27 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
I've obtained the 400 byne bills needed for the currency fee for the first upgrade. My linkshell will be helping me obtain the Tarasque skin and I'll solo the twinthread later this week. All in all, it has taken me 4 months to obtain the fee. In this time I've obtained the Koga Hatsuburi and have 140/ 1600 T.Whiteshells for the second upgrade. I have cleareance to Dynamis-Xarcarbard, but have yet to enter. Rumors have it, there is a 3rd upgrade fee. Discordian, a rdm on Migardsormr, is on the 3rd fee, and says it requires 6k in currency from dynamis, which is close to 60 million gil if you buy from bazaars. Any rumors, or forums concerning the further upgrade of relic weapons, I would appriciate if you linked here, or sent to my email at. "Kikokuu@yahoo.com" [yes 2 uu]. Also, the aggestation are rumored to be NM mobs in dynamis, that you fight, much like a WS NM. Can anyone help me with all this info? Ty.
Demonic Fragment
# Jan 27 2005 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
Can anyone explain to me what a Demonic Fragment is and where I migth aquire one? The final upgrade requires x1 Demonic Fragment....I'd really appriciate any feedback, thx.
RE: Demonic Fragment
# Feb 14 2005 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
488 posts
All of the fragments are dropped off mobs in Dynamis-Beaucedine.
RE: Demonic Fragment
# Jun 15 2005 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
312 posts
I know this is an old post, but just to correct:

Attestations are dropped off mobs in Beaucidine.
Fragments are dropped off mobs in Xarcabard.
# Jan 25 2005 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
424 posts
Actually all of the relic weapons final upgrades cost about this much. Also by trading 99+1 of any currency to the goblin NPCs will trigger a menu, allowing you to pick an item or a 100 of the currecy.
The cost..
# Jan 25 2005 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
455 posts
x.x The chances of getting a 100-bill is very slim.. in My dynamis LS, in order to assure that you get the bills that drop, you have to pay for the hourglass.. that's 1mil gil... So that's a minimum of 20mil, assuming you get at least one every trip.. If you're lucky..
Sounds so difficult
# Oct 13 2004 at 3:54 PM Rating: Default
Man, does that ever sound hard
RE: Sounds so difficult
# Oct 20 2004 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
928 posts
uh.... yeah... remind me not to become a lvl 75 NIN anytime soon... :P
RE: Sounds so difficult
# Jan 25 2005 at 10:54 AM Rating: Default
crap i was planning on this as my 75 job... >.>

Edited, Tue Jan 25 10:54:02 2005
RE: Sounds so difficult
# May 21 2006 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
why would you not do 75nin because of that fact that this is so hard to obtain... all the other relic weapons are just as hard to obtain... i would guess to say that 98.99% of all ninja 75 arent even close to this. So... dont give up on nin just cuz the relic is hard to get.
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