A Hard Day's Knight  

Start Area: Tavnazian Safehold
Start NPC:Quelveuiat (I - 10)
Related Areas:Lufaise Meadows
Related Mobs:Splinterspine Grukjuk
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:2100
(Average from 6 ratings)
Title Obtained:Tavnazian Squire
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Fri Feb 11 15:15:00 2005

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Your initiation into the Tavnazian order of knights requires you to assess the situation from the lookout platform in the south of Lufaise Meadows.


Enter the Tavnazian Safehold and proceed straight through the door and across the bridge and talk to Quelveuiat. He will ask you two questions, say "Yes" to both. He will then tell you to go to the lookout tower and report back what you see.

It is highly recommended that you get a Map of Lufaise Meadows before heading out. To exit walk back across the bridge towards the exits (4 of them). Take the first exit on your right, which should take you to Lufaise Meadows.

Once in Lufaise Meadows, cross the bridge and head south to (H-10). You should then see a lookout tower. First clear any Orcs from down below as they will link, including Stonechuckers. Climb the stairs and examine the ???. It will say you see nothing, then you feel a murderous presence. The NM Splinterspine Grukjuk (Ranger) will spawn at the bottom of the stairs and start shooting you. Kill him.

After the fight go back to the Safehold and talk to Quelveuiat again to complete the quest. You will receive the title "Tavnazian Squire".

To read transcripts and view videos of this quest, see the A Hard Day's Knight Spoilers page.

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Too weak
# Dec 21 2006 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
This NM was a joke for my blu48/nin24. i finished him off that fast that i wasn´t able to Self-Chain. couldn´t get enough TP for that. took me 300 MP and around 150 HP. Too weak if u ask me. I hav more probs to learn my spell from that clusters. XD
# Oct 12 2006 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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just did this as 56 rdm...had no idea what i was doing except that i had to go south, and look out from a tower...so i decided to walk to the tower since there was nothing that would aggro me, and when i got there i saw the ???. clicked the ??? and all of a sudden, an orc NM showed up. i about **** myself until i hit Sleep II on him. he slept like a baby while i regained my MP (had about 110/670ish mp). he woke up once while i was resting, but i just reapplied sleep and rested to full, then i put protect II and Shell II on(too poor to go buy protect III), and got to work. battle lasted about 2 minutes max, and the little ******* went down with ease, had to keep refresh up and sleep him once in the middle of the fight though cause of low mp. didnt even need protect...cause this ******* couldnt hit me, after he got to about 33% hp he stopped ranged attacking and closed in to melee me....which worked only slightly better than the ranged attacks, as he actually hit me one time for 25 damage...all in all a real fun fight (more of a massacre actually) though the sudden pop of the orc through me off real bad @_@;;; and i wish it was a little more than 2100 gil...maybe a nice piece of armor or a weapon or something....ah well...quest was easy so i cant complain :p
lol didnt no i had quest
# Mar 31 2006 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
lol i was runnin around as 60thf didnt and saw the ??? lol and clicked it. nm poped i killed it and wsa like wthlol so came here too c wat it was about lol didnt even no i had a quest for it lol never touched me once as 60thf btw only lost 1 shadow and that was 2 his shoulder bash WS
# Mar 30 2006 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
I was bored one day and i was just going around Tavanazian Safehold then i get this quest im like ok i guess i got something to do. so i go out to Lufaise Medows with my 52WAR/26 nin with Vagnabond and 2 lvl 20 axes (lol i didnt feel like getting all my gear out) and i go to the tower thing and click on the ??? to spawn. i got him down to half heath with the axes and died. so if u can almost kill it with gimped gear, its and easy kill XD
# Mar 18 2006 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
I slug shotted it for 2200 dmg... I wanted a challenge.
Another pointless recount
# Jan 15 2006 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
Just cleared Promyvion Dem tonight (last in the intial three for me) and was sightseeing after picking up a few quests. Dropped by to clear this one got the message "You sense a murderous presense!" and said to myself "ah crap, what did I get into now?"

Funny thing was, I couldn't find the nm for a minute, I figured he'd pop beside me not down the stairs. Easily whupped his sorry **** as a 66 Drg/Whm, I think he might have hit me for ten damage total.

He has horrible aim, and from what I read here, isn't much of a threat, just be aware that he pops below you near other orc types. Could be difficult if your only level 40-50.
fun with orcs
# Dec 27 2005 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
268 posts
i made the crabs kill the orc.
Lvl 53Whm soloable
# Dec 27 2005 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
Lvl 53whm/blm just took him down without too much difficulty, although it would have been a lot easier if my staff was skilled higher.

He's got a LOT of hp, I'm guessing well over 2k and as a whm you dont have too much chance of just melting it off of him. Make provisions to conserve mp as much as possible, i just melee'd him to death and used flash whenever he readied a weapon skill.
He didn't use eagle eye shot, so I can't say whether or not he has it, but his knife hurts pretty badly after warcry. I recommend flashing whenever he has it up.
Good luck to all on this.
Weapon Skill seems to be the key for WHM
# Oct 16 2005 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Lvl 60 WHM, I'm fighting it literally as we speak. It has a hardt ime hitting me, but then again, magic dosen't seem to work very well with it. I'm melee'ing it, and my offensive powers are pretty weak. (fire staff).

Ok, defeated it. My saving grace was my weapon skills. If not, I might of run out of MP before it was finished. Ended up with about 250 mp left like the other guy.

Trick here seems to go melee from start and charge up your TP. Yeah, that kinda sounds strange coming from a WHM, does it not? :)

Easy as apple pie. Rather fun, this is my first NM solo, period. ;)
Too Easy
# Sep 29 2005 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
723 posts
I fought this NM just a few moments ago, He linked to an Orcish Stonethrower and I owned him still as a level WHM58/SMN29. So so easy, best to let him get to the top I suppose to stop him linking to the stone thrower or kill the stone thrower in advance.

He is just like the Ranger Orcs around but weaker.
Silver Beastcoin
# Sep 11 2005 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
Thief types can steal a Silver Beastcoin from this NM
Waiting for someone to say that.
# Jul 18 2005 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
252 posts
lol was waitin for someone to say somethin about The Beatles XD
# Jun 24 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
EASILY owned this as a 61drk - i even got a link from a warmachine, heh
# May 10 2005 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
1,372 posts
i love the beatles reference >,>
RE: beatles
# May 23 2005 at 5:31 AM Rating: Default
this is a common phrase, I doubt the beatles refrence is more then coincidence.

Edited, Mon May 23 06:31:56 2005
Easy Kill
# Apr 09 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
My 1st post!
Very Easy, killed quick evan as 55th PLD solo.

Sandy Elvane 55PLD/43WHM/28WAR/22BLM/18NIN...
Alchmey 34
Super Easy
# Mar 27 2005 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
629 posts
Killed it easy solo as WAR61/NIN30, didnt have to use any shadows and he only took away about 140 health. Missed a HEAP and I have -30evasion + aggressor (takes away evasion) and he only hit me 8-10 times during the fight, for 20-30 damage (had berserk on as well) I was hitting him for 70-160 damage per hit with both my axes.
# Mar 17 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Default
I smoked this guy with no problem using my 55 pld,did'nt even have to cure myself til after the fight.One cure IV and i was fine.
# Feb 28 2005 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts
if theres an orcish stone chucker or war machine near by, IT WILL LINK WITH THE NM, i just solo'd it as a DRK 61 and it was easy,even with the link.
no prob.
# Jan 24 2005 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
solo'd this back as a 48DRK.
# Jan 02 2005 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
First off, thanks for the input from others. I'm 60 BLM/WHM - I buffed with Protect2 Stoneskin Blink(why not) took out the StoneChucker with 3 1/2 III's (I think). The NM was about 5 1/2 III's (I think). After the NM I was left with nearly 200 MP and damage was less than 50. Good luck!

Edited, Sun Jan 2 05:55:35 2005
RDM is super fun
# Dec 26 2004 at 10:19 PM Rating: Decent
57 RDM - It pretty much missed with every arrow. Never broke through my Barrier and the fight was super easy. Only one Stonelauncher in the area, so I took the advice and killed it before spawning the NM. Ended up losing about 80MP and 0HP after Phalanx, Stoneskin, Haste, Blink, Blaze Spikes, Enfire, Paralyze, Slow, Dia II, Protect II, and of course, Refresh ^^
# Nov 29 2004 at 4:36 PM Rating: Decent
Easily killed it as a 55 BST/WHM. Didn't get it once. o.O I just threw a crab familiar at him and meleed. My crab probably could have soloed him.
51 war solo
# Nov 14 2004 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
solo'd as 51 war/thf, being galka saved me though as I only had 111 hp left ; ;
# Nov 11 2004 at 9:24 PM Rating: Good
Was the name of the quest an intentional Beatles reference? Cool nonetheless.
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