Tuning In  

Start Area: Windurst Waters
Start NPC:Leepe-Hoppe (J - 9)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:4000
(Average from 12 ratings)
Items Required:Extra-fine File
Magicked Steel Ingot
Spruce Lumber
Last Updated: Thu Jan 6 16:59:55 2005

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A Mithran Tracker has demanded the construction of a new type of tuning fork so she can converse with the sleeping gods.
Help Leepe-Hoppe gather the necessary materials.


Leepe-Hoppe requires three items. The first is a Magicked Steel Ingot dropped by Goblin Oilman, Goblin Hammerman, Goblin Tollman, and Goblin Leadman in Oldton Movalpolos. A fairly common drop.

The second is a piece of Spruce Lumber dropped by Taurus in Phomiuna Aqueducts. These con as Decent Challenge when you are capped at level 40. Watch out for Doom!

Lastly, find an Extra-fine File dropped by Fomors that spawn in the watchtowers and around the campfires at night (20:00) in Lufaise Meadows.


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The extra-fine file
# Oct 10 2010 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
In regards to the file, I wanted to summarize everything I had learned.

There is no indication in previous posts that the file drops from anything other than Fomor warriors or samurai. However, I was surprised, quite pleasantly so, when I read the words "You find an extra-fine file on the Fomor Monk."

The Fomors will spawn starting at 20:00 until 4:00.

My strategy was to run between the campfire at (G-6) and the tower at (H-8). I estimate three rounds at each camp per night if you're really tearing them up, but with very rare drops.

Hope that helps.
# Dec 15 2006 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
since I am bored I thought I might go Opened Quests and this one was 1 of them I went to get the Lumber First as BST40/WHM20 I killed about 5 Taurus got the drop well hopefully the other drops will be easy O.o

# Dec 05 2006 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
I wanted to open Fenrirs quest and instead got this wtf? I dont want to do these quests before Fenrir this sucks T_T
# Dec 07 2006 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
363 posts
zone out and back in
# Dec 07 2006 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
363 posts
zone out and back in , same thing happened to me
# Oct 16 2005 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
387 posts
Got mine from a Fomor Samurai in Lufaise. After killing about 5 warriors and 5 samurais (along with the other surroundding fomors) I finally got the drop.
I finally show off
# Oct 16 2005 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
I was shocked last night when the very first Formor Warrior I fought dropped this Filer. I knew that is was a really really rare drop and that just made me very excited to see that I got something that is really hard to get to drop.
extra fine file
# Jul 07 2005 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
ok got it on 5th kill off of formor warrior in lufaise meadows at watchtower at H-8. you get about 3 pops a night. unless you kill faster i think but they only spawn at night and its usually the bst, brd and war formors and and they spawn first when nightfalls almost exactly 20:00
extra fine file
# Jul 07 2005 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
ok got it on 5th kill off of formor warrior in lufaise meadows at watchtower at H-8. you get about 3 pops a night. unless you kill faster i think but they only spawn at night and its usually the bst, brd and war formors and and they spawn first when nightfalls almost exactly 20:00
# Jun 09 2005 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
; ; i just want a damn file!
# Jun 09 2005 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
war only drop it?

Edited, Thu Jun 9 22:00:56 2005
# May 12 2005 at 11:41 AM Rating: Excellent
494 posts
Upon finishing this mission, your title is 'Fine Tuner'
Extra-fine File
# May 10 2005 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
Extra-fine File is also known as Extra-rare File.
I'm about 0/110 right now -_-

1/120 or so. Dropped from Fomor Warrior.
Got the Fine Tuner title after getting the Whisper quest right after.

Edited, Thu May 12 16:53:32 2005
# Mar 03 2005 at 1:03 PM Rating: Decent
Already been confirmed Diablos is a BOSS, not an Avatar.
I wouldn't expect SE to surprise us, either.

Diabolos is a boss, but he is also the Terrestrial Avitar of Dreams, that dosent mean you can summon him. Fenrir was involved in the story before he was summonable. Not saying you will be able to use Diabolos, but he is one of the 5 avitars that are not able to be summoned yet.
RE: Diabolos
# Sep 11 2005 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
722 posts
He is one of the 5 terrestrial avatars, but 2 of the terrestrial avatars ARE summonable (Fenrir and Carbuncle). But yeah, I wouldn't expect SE to ever allow us to summon Bahamut, Diabolos, or Phoenix.
RE: Diabolos
# Nov 21 2005 at 1:40 PM Rating: Excellent
340 posts
I expect it will happen eventually... some time before they shut down the servers for good... if that ever happens.

Probably won't be before they raise the level cap at least once or twice, though.
RE: Diabolos
# Dec 12 2005 at 8:14 AM Rating: Good
157 posts
Just released news!!!
Official as of this morning.
Check POL's home-page.
Today update, will include Diabolos, as an available summon!!!

Obviously gotta wait a bit to learn HOW to go about getting it, but it's coming to reality, NOW!!!
# Feb 24 2005 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
4,049 posts
My extra-fine file also dropped from the Fomor Warrior.
Extra-fine file
# Feb 11 2005 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
628 posts
I took a long time for me to get the extra-fine file, but I finally got mine from the warrior in the WAR/BST/SMN trio further out from the safehold. Everyone that I've talked to that made note of which fomor dropped it also said that it was the Warrior which dropped the file.
RE: Extra-fine file
# Feb 12 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
628 posts
Title Granted: Fine Tuner

This title does not show up right away, it took several days for it to appear, when I was able to start the Tuning Out quest. I don't think that was a coincidence.
# Jan 19 2005 at 5:36 PM Rating: Default
So I have to do first the Goblin ones or I can start with Lufaise one? I killed 50345983645 fomors :S
Done and done
# Dec 31 2004 at 2:30 AM Rating: Good
Okay this quest goes like this

Get your steel from old town mov
Get your spruce from TAURUS near entrance of phomiun easiest way
Get you file from the fomor in lufaise

I soloed all (i was a 40/20 rng/nin for the taurus and used sleep bolts/arrows)

Go to leppe assuming u have already started quest trade items get your pitiful reward. (4k) then wait a couple RT hours go back and get the next quest.

After abit of running around you have to kill 5 NM wasps... i managed to do it as 69/31 brd/nin wasn't pretty but i managed. They do become more resistant to lullaby after each time you use (meaning next time u sleep they wake up faster)

You get your peppers from the mantrap in mis coast
You get your mutton tortilla from wind waters in the inn
and... crap forgot third item. but i remember buying from AH

Take those items and trade to gaurd outside of gilgamesh's room.

Play more chase the the mithra and wind up in bea glacier for your 6k reward...


head back to leppe hoppe and get the lvl 1 helm that has +2 enmity to it... forgot name and finally i think quest is over...

So the tuning in and out quests net you 10k in gil and about 50k in item. for alot of grief ^_^
Ingot Drop.
# Nov 22 2004 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
268 posts
Also drops off of Goblin Hammerman, just went down there a little bit ago and snagged one up.

new summon
# Nov 08 2004 at 7:19 PM Rating: Default
i'm gonna go out on a limb and assume this is the quest to obtain Diablos (the demon summon from FFVIII). if anyone has seen the newer footage they had available on Playonline.com, there was a cutscene that showed the Unknown Youth standing in an area that looked like Beaucidine Glacier with Diablos hovering behind him. if they still have the footage, check it out and you'll see what i mean.
RE: new summon
# Nov 21 2004 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
2,914 posts
Already been confirmed Diablos is a BOSS, not an Avatar.
I wouldn't expect SE to surprise us, either.
# Oct 30 2004 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
ok when to get my moon bauble for fenrir fight but I go this stupid quest instead WTF I dont want to do this I just want my moon bauble... what do I do?
# Dec 16 2004 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
I have 5 whispers and i have Tuning In active...when i got the last whisper can i start the quest for Fenrir?
# Oct 30 2004 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
Same problem.
Zoned and went back... got Moon Bauble ^^
more info
# Oct 29 2004 at 5:33 PM Rating: Excellent
A magicked steel ingot: Goblin Carpenters in Oldton Movalpolis
a piece of spruce lumber : Tarus mobs in Phomania Aquducts
an extra-fine file : Fomor mobs in Lufise Meadows

After like 1 RL day of finishing this quest you get a new quest called Tuning Out by talking to Leepe again. This time you must go to kazham & talk to the cheiftainess. Then Talk to Mihgo also in Kahzam. She sends you to "witness" a fight in Yuhtunga Jungle. Head to the spot on the map marker Gemini Falls. You only have to ride a chocobo out to the higher part, no need to go through Ifrit's Cauldron at all. There is a ??? spot near the edge overlooking the falls. When you eximine it, about 6 NM bees spawn and attack you. I had little problem soloing them as a 73 DRG/WHM, but I think I would have died without WHM sub. After defeating the NMs reexamine the ???. Talk to Mihgo in Kazham. She tells you to take the following items to the guard to Gilgamesh's door in Norg: A bunch of Habanero Peppers (Rare/Ex, dropped off of Mantraps in Misareaux Coast), a Serving of Black Curry, and a Mutton Tortilla (both avail on AH under food) . That's as far as I've gotten, the Mantraps are very stingy with thier rare/ex Pepper drop ><
RE: more info
# Nov 10 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
After getting the first three items, and beating the bees, (five or six, they're called Nasus), I've obtained the Habanero peppers from the Mantrap, and gotten the other two items from AH, but I've been unable to figure out who i should trade it to in Norg. Kamil, (this guy in Gilgamesh's room), was mentioned by romaa mihgo, but he ignores me, as do Gilgamesh and his Oaken door. Any ideas? help?
not a new summon
# Oct 19 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
2,839 posts
Just to clear up the rumors, this is not for a new summon as of now. For this quest you get something like 6k gil and for the 'Tuning Out' quest you get something like 4k gil.
New tuning fork
# Oct 18 2004 at 1:58 PM Rating: Default
603 posts
Not sure what the tuning fork was called but you will find the "Avatar's Gate" that you use the fork to enter at Pso'jxa bottom floor near easy prey assasin diremites (which aggro and link)
magicked steel
# Oct 16 2004 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I went to Oldton Movopolis last night and got the steel ingot off of a moblin leadman...lol I was lucky and it dropped after the first kill...:o)
Spruce Lumber
# Oct 16 2004 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
Spruce Lumber drops off of Stegotaurs in Phomiuna Aqueducts, which you gain access to in CHapter 2 of the COP missions.
RE: Spruce Lumber
# Oct 18 2004 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
792 posts
This drops all Taurus-type monsters in Phomiuna Aqueducts, and is a pretty common drop. We killed the easier Taurus monsters near the beginning and got four with surprising alacrity.
Tuning Fork?
# Oct 16 2004 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
273 posts
Oh wow another type of tuning fork. Sounds like another summon for our ever so faithful summoners.
RE: Tuning Fork?
# Jun 04 2005 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
Actually, the story is that a Shikaree mithra wants to speak with the avatars without fighting them (Her intentions aren't as innocent as they seem), so Leepe-Hoppe has to make a different kind of fork.
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