Borghertz's Shadowy Hands  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Port Bastok
Port Jeuno
The Eldieme Necropolis
Related Mobs:Dark Spark
Yin Pocanakhu
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 5 ratings)
Items Required:Eldieme Coffer Key
Old Gauntlets
Shadow Flames
Items Granted:Chaos Gauntlets
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Fri Mar 4 07:12:22 2005

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


NOTE: You must have completed Dark Legacy - DRK AF1 and activated Dark Puppet - DRK AF2 before you can start this quest.

To start this quest, head to the armor shop in Upper Jeuno and speak with Guslam the galka. He tells you about a pair of old gauntlets, crafted by the legendary Borghertz, that might have been seen in the Eldieme Necropolis.

Head to Eldieme Necropolis and get an Eldieme Coffer Key. The keys are dropped by Haunts, |Spriggans, Tomb Mages and Tomb Warriors.

Next, find a treasure coffer. Coffers spawn in the main, ground-floor chambers at G-6, G-7, F-8 and E-8. If you drop down from the main ground floor at G-8, you can access coffer spawn points at M-11 and M-10. On that same map, coffers also spawn at L-12 and L-9. A coffer can also appear on that map at E-6, which is accessible from a part of Batallia Downs only reachable through Beaucedine Glacier.

Trade your key to the coffer to receive the key item Some Old Gauntlets. You do not need to be a dark knight when you open this coffer.

Go back to talk 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 on a crate outside of the Duty-Free shop in Port Jeuno. Find the toolbox and examine the ??? for a cutscene, in which the spirit of Borghertz appears and asks for Shadow Flames from Castle Zvahl Baileys.

Go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and examine the torch at (F-8). A notorious monster bomb by name of Dark Spark will appear. Kill Dark Spark and examine the torch a second time to get the Shadow Flames.

Return to Port Jeuno and re-examine the ??? at the toolbox for a cutscene and your Chaos Gauntlets.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the Dark Knight artifact gear quest series. The entire quest series includes:

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# Jun 17 2009 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
Ok i recently got my coffer key for this place and i need help finding the chest. I've ben searching for over three days now >.< Can someone help me? I am on the Odin server and my characters name is Megaman. Please /t me if u can help.

Edited, Jun 17th 2009 9:13pm by linkshell
# Jun 27 2006 at 4:24 PM Rating: Default
Just did this for a friend. Key dropped on first mob. Coffer was right in the same gird on the map. Done and dusted inside of three minutes
woo, I got it!
# Feb 28 2006 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
Talking about "easy said than done".

The first part was such a nightmare, not refering to the NM for the coffer key, but actually locating the coffer box spawn position, especially when you have other competitor (rdm for example) also searching for the chest.

Mages prob need this for their AF quest but since they can sneak it would make their life so much easier. However, you'd still need someone to hit the switch to open the Shiva's Door which is quite annoying.

I had 2 high lvlers helping me getting the Old Gauntlets and while another mage's (I'm quite sure he's a blm) also trying to get it.

I heard there are 4 spawn places for the coffer chest but I only remember 2 and they are (E-6) and (L-9) of Eldieme Necropolis. At the beginning I only had one high lvler (75whm/nin) helping me and he said that the one at (E-6) is probably easier to get since not many people tends to go there, so we camped there for about one hour but nothing, then one of his friend (75bst/whm) joined and try to search the other side while we waited and then he found it at (L-9), so I hurried warp back to jeuno, grab a chicken then fly to Eldieme Necropolis again at (I-10) entrance and got the Old Gauntlets.

The rest of the part is easy as post described, just wait and watch high lvlers kill the bomb outside the blast range then touch the same tourch after it's dead and you're done.

Note that if you want to go to (E-6) then you'll have to go through Xarcabard then Batallia Downs, so I'd recommand you have more than 2 ppl helping at different spawn location when attemping this treasure hunt.

Especial thanks to Jacktheripper, Xzypher, Nameless, blkdrgn and Raziell.
Couldn't have done it without your help.

Edited, Wed Mar 1 04:18:22 2006
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
RE: can u help me out????/
# May 27 2006 at 10:47 PM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
/tell who? You didn't even say a server or name. Like anyone would help someone as annoying as you. Learn patience.
RE: can u help me out????/
# Feb 26 2006 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
Hey stop spaming and get you ls friend to help you or shout in jeuno instead of here
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
can u help me out????/
# Dec 23 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
i need help doing af3 im ll 54 drk and need help doing /t me if u can and when tks
An Idea
# Oct 31 2005 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
I have my DRK at level 51, and my THF at level 50, If I have this quest for my DRK, would I be able to pick the lock using my THF and still get the Old Gauntlets?
RE: An Idea
# Jan 24 2006 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
Yes this does work i just picked the lock and got my Old Gauntlets :D
RE: An Idea
# May 17 2006 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
hylin!! XD
i'm going for these gloves soon... stupid undead cities and my need to go there for stuff >.>
On the 10k bit
# Oct 29 2005 at 3:46 AM Rating: Decent
61 posts
Yea, just a casual note that no one has seemed to post here. If this is your second AF-Hands quest, you don't need to pay the npc an additional 10k to find the box.

Yea, it sounds stupid and all, but it wasnt posted anywhere. Plus, it made my day (woo).
I'm soo sorry
# Oct 10 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
being as I am now a lvl 58 Drk and have all AF except my helm...which I'm going with a couple of friends to get tonight. I would like to apologize to all DRKs for the immense pain that SE made us go through to get this stuff. But you know...use the time to skill up...at least it gives you a reason to do all this crap!
Rude Awakening
# Aug 23 2005 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
I got this done in about... 2 hours or so.

I initially started this quest with Nichi, my pseudo-RDM-brother, Orionel, my good WHM friend, and myself, a level 50 Dark Knight. We went into the Eldeime Necropolis with just myself looking for the key and we found it on the fourth mob. Luck? Dunno, but I subbed THF for TH1 as did Nichi, which increased our chances of it dropping. ^_^

After that, we found the coffer and I got the old gauntlets, and then my friend Malign wanted to come and get his, too.

We found his key on the FIRST mob we killed, and shortly found the coffer after.

After this, my friends, Nichi, Malign, and Dukenikum, all walked me to the Vahlz-Telepoint so we could meet the WHM and his level 75 BLM g/f there, and they all helped with the Dark Spark.

Once we were inside the castle, the most troublesome part was Sneak and Invisible. (To avoid getting aggro from Eyes and Demons.) The WHM refused to cast it, because having to do it so much gave him a headache (I'm bringing powder next time) but the other mages backed him up.

Orio's words of wisdom:

Orionel: 'See those edges? Back away and stay in the center, 'cause if you aggro from the ground floor, I'm just gonna point and laugh, 'cause I ain't savin' your ***.'

The Dark Spark itself was easy. Especially with a 75WHM, 75BLM, and 75DRK. Just remember, if you spawned it on the left torch, check the left torch when it's dead. Otherwise, you'll spawn another DS that could demolish you if you're already wounded. (If you chose the torch on the right, that is.)

But yes, other than Xarcabard, this quest was a bit fun, and I'd like to thank everyone who helped me! Especially Orionel, Nichi, Malign, Dukenikum, and Heather. If you're ever in Gilgamesh and need some quest help, we're all 50, so ask some of us!


Edited, Thu Aug 25 06:59:15 2005
Finally Done
# Aug 13 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Finally finished this quest a few days ago...I've spent months on it. Bout maybe 2-3 months ago, I made my first attempt at trying to farm a coffer Key in EN...the party ended up dying and my hopes smashed. (this was as Drk 54)

Then, maybe about a month and a half ago, I went again, and got the key (died that time as well trying to get a second key for someone else. (this was as Drk 56)

Finally, about 4 days ago, My lvl 70 Drk friend and I (as a 57 Drk) went into EN. I had my Whm subbed for sneak (only lvl 20 so no invis). I stayed in th lever room while my friend went searching for the coffer chest. I was lucky to have him cause he found it very quickly in a room similar to the lever room. I sneaked up and traded places with him (so he was at the lever) and he directed me to the chest. However, there was a DC bomb guarding the Coffer and me with no invis. I tried sneaking past it but my sneak wore off and Ka's were nearby. I tried to sneak up when the bomb aggroed me. So I ran to the coffer and opened it, put up a good fight on the bomb, but died.

Then my friend found me a party already going out for Dark Spark, and this was was just too easy. I d2'd back and got my gloves ^^

Now I only need boots and body to be caught up to my lvl and head to complete it.
# Aug 06 2005 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
where dose this **** spawn ive spent 2 months looking for dis and nuttin. help me out!!!
# Apr 19 2007 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
who in the hell taught you how to talk. Could it be its taking you two months because your that stupid? take an english class
# Jul 24 2007 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
Get a life buddy. Only someone with serious esteem isues talks smack to others online to make them feel better. I don't think you can say anything about the way he's talking when you have people running around saying words like "pwnd". While you're telling the other guy to take an English class you should consider talking to a shrink. If you have any luck, maybe his english class and your shrink are in the same building and you can see if you're man (or woman) enough to say that to his face. ~peace~ (^-^)
# Jul 06 2005 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
I just finished this and went to get my Davoi Coffer Key for my Chaos Flanchards. I tried talking to Guslam again to get the quest back so I could get the Flanchards and it didn't work. So I went to Davoi and got the key, came back to try to get the quest again. He still wouldn't give it to me. I went to the Monastic Cavern in Davoi and opened up the coffer and I got like 10k gil instead of the Flanchards. How do I reset the quest without dropping all of my AF and going to an Artifact Memory Eraser? I DO NOT want to do another Eldieme Coffer as long as I live.
# Jun 05 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
Alliance was: 71 MNK, 66 RDM, 65 PLD, 63 BLM, 60 SMN, 58 WHM, 56 RNG, 55 NIN, 55 DRK, 53 WAR, and 52 WHM..... AND WE ALL DIED after Sneak wore off.

Edited, Sun Jun 5 17:43:37 2005
all i have to say
# Apr 29 2005 at 4:12 AM Rating: Decent
58 posts
Yin Pocanakhu is in the Tenshodo shop in Lower Jeuno.
# Apr 09 2005 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
i did this quest 1 month later, but i had a bug on my texture gloves, like the quest is repeatable i drop my chaos gantlets!!!
now i am trying to talk to the start NPC but he tell the finish words ;(
who can tell me i can restart this ???? quest? plz answer me[Gold][/Gold]
RE: repeat
# Apr 26 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Excellent
612 posts
Artifact Memory Eraser
Zone Lower Jeuno (H-9)
NPC Vingijard
Walkthrough pay 10000G to Vingijard.

You can get your hands back through this means, however, you also have to throw away all other pieces of AF for DRK to get this. This quest resets your AF quests allowing you to do it again.

Hope this helps you, sorry your hands may have caused you alot of hard work over again.
What a Pain in the Arse!
# Mar 25 2005 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
1,124 posts
I haven't completed this quest yet as 53 DRK, but I went in yesterday with a 73 PLD, 74 Warrior/ Ninja, a 53 BLM, and a 56 WHM. Well, apparently at 73 & 74 the undead still aggro in here when you drop down the hole. Next thing you know, everyone is dead, I got out alive using Flee, but was poisoned on the way out and died just outside of Eldieme Necropolis. I got a friend to raise me and we went to Raise II the other guys because the PLD deleveled. On my way through I ran out of Sneak oil. We found a "safe spot" as if there is such a thing in here, and Eppanie tried to cast Sneak on me. At that moment a Tomb Wolf snuck around the corner and aggroed me just before Sneak took full effect. It checked Tough to me, and after WHM used Benediction, I was close to beating him. The PLD had another WHM on the way to help with Raising and I was praying he would show up in time to help out, but in the end I died. Literally one more hit and I would have beat this thing. Eppanie was stuck trying to beat it herself and no more than 5 seconds after I died and she was one hit from death herself, Asher showed up and cast a timely heal, then finished it off. Asher tried to Raise me when the coast was "clear." As soon as I was up a Lost Soul aggroed from the next room. It was seriously the farthest away I have ever witnessed aggro, and I died again. Asher then tractored me to a safer location and raised me. 3 deaths later no key and the party disbands!! >.< Maybe someday soon I will get over it and go back again. Moral to this story, don't take this place lightly, Sneak up EVERYONE, because even the strongest can die in this hell-hole.
RE: What a Pain in the Arse!
# May 03 2005 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
Yeah, I was lucky as hell, it took me longer to get some help for this than it did to actually get the key+coffer. We went in with 8 people, non over level 70 and the first thing we killed dropped the key, one of the people was afk at this time and I was killed by aggro, everyone passed as I couldn't lot on it an neither could the person who was afk but I recieved the key in the end, then I was raised and everyone left me alone, I got out and came back with silent oils and found the coffer in 5 mins....goodo to me eh?
RE: What a Pain in the Arse!
# Jun 04 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Lucky guy, I've been looking for the past week and still nothing, and I'm almost 54 too!
blm too
# Mar 04 2005 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
572 posts
Is there a posting for this being a black mage quest 2? cause i did this to get my af gloves.....hmmm
blm too
# Mar 04 2005 at 7:41 AM Rating: Default
572 posts
Is there a posting for this being a black mage quest 2? cause i did this to get my af gloves.....hmmm
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