A Bitter Past  

Submitted by:Bloodredpoet
Start Area: Tavnazian Safehold
Start NPC:Frescheque (H - 8)
Related Areas:Lufaise Meadows
Related Mobs:Blackbone Frazdiz
Rainbringer Yjatvot
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 2 ratings)
Items Granted:Yinyang Lorgnette
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Try to find some information on the fate of a little girl who was kidnapped in a forest near the safehold. Her father says that she was wearing a tiny wristlet that is similar to her mother's.


To start this quest, talk to Frescheque at (H-8) of the 3rd floor of the Tavnazian Safehold. Then talk to Raminey at (J-7) also on the third floor. Last, talk to Equette on the second floor at (I-9) near the Altar of the Dawn.

Now head out to Lufaise Meadows. Go to (I-8), near the Leremieu Lagoon. There you will find a ???. Once clicking on it, you will spawn two Orc NMs: Blackbone Frazdiz and Rainbringer Yjatvot. They could probably be soloed +55, maybe a little less. Check the ??? again after the NMs are defeated to get the key item: Tiny Wristlet. Now go back to Frescheaue and you will receive a Yinyang Lorgnette.

Talk to Equette (I-9) to get an extra cutscene. That concludes the sad story of this quest.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the A Bitter Past Spoilers page.

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# Jun 04 2007 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
I just soloed this as a taru SMN 64. just summoned leviathan and NPC and spawned. total pwnage. easy fight.
Soloed as lv52 BST/WHM
# Jan 11 2007 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
1,978 posts
Today, I soloed these 2 NMs as a BST52/WHM26, as soon as I entered Lufaise Meadows, I called my Jug Pet Crab, so the Call Timer would be ready by the time I pressed the ??? mark at (I-8). I immediately headed over there, and took out all the Orcs in the area to build TP and avoid the risk of adds. Once I had gotten 300% TP and my pet had the same, I rested, and buffed up with Blink/Protect/Shell/Regen/Aquaveil and no food, I am cheap, I guess.

Now, I 2-houred and proceeded to press the ??? mark, both NMs immediately spawned, and I set my pet on the DRK NM, while I targeted the BLM. As soon as they spawned the DRK started casting Stun & BLM did Sleepga on me, thankfully both were interrupted by me & pet's attacks. This would have crippled me, if they had both landed, ans I'd be Stunned and my pet asleep. But, I immediately ran away, kiting the BLM to a spot far from the DRK.

I turned around and proceeded to use Spinning Axe on the BLM for quite a good chunk of damage, I also Siced my pet, so he did the same. Luckily he got a Great Scissors attack out and not that crappy Shell buff. Fast forward 1 minute, both NMs are at 40% hp and my pet dies. I immediately call another jug and set it on the DRK. By now, I am at 25% hp and as soon as pet regains hate I kite the BLM again to a safer spot, and use Smash Axe on the BLM, Stunning him in the middle of casting a Water II. I immediately Divine Seal + Cure III at 15% hp, and then recast Cure III, filling up my hp bar. The BLM starts casting Thundaga, and I silence him, and proceed to melee that last 5% off him. I check and my new pet is doing great, taking down the DRK to about 15% hp. I run to them both, cast Blink and start meleeing, I use Sic for the second time and my pet finishes the NM DRK off with a second beautiful Great Scissors, amazingly.

I didn't use my NPC, because I was risking Clearite dying from taking too much damage, and I also wanted to test if this fight is soloable by a BST52.

Hope this info helps everyone out who is looking for a challenge in their early 50s.
too weak
# Dec 17 2006 at 2:41 AM Rating: Default
61 Nin/Blm

slept the Blm NM, killed the other easily, aspired off the Blm again, slept him again, Ninjutsu slow, para, blind, etc. Killed Blm NM. Over.

Blm's nukes that did land didn't do squat when shadows were down.
# Dec 06 2006 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
Easy kills as PLD75/WAR37. Both mobd hit for less than 12 dmg and the blm mob only hit me for 50 or less. dont fret easy fight and as a pld with no str gear my Swift blade did a good 400+ dmg
# Nov 27 2006 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
was pretty solidly confident that i could take these Nm's solo @ 62SAM/31RNG.
And of course i did but got a little scared wasnt very woried about mele damage Seigan/Third eye but the magic was hitting me pretty hard. I meditated after leaving tavnazian safehold and once i found the ??? I killed 2 orks that were in the area to prevent Links and build TP. Went in to fight with 300% Tp Sidewindered the DRK went mele on him and Barraged the Blm sidewindered the DRK again. At this point he had one more hit left in him i used a high pot couse i didnt know how much HP the BLM had left. Auto attack switched to BLM who i realized had only half health left. Meditated and sidewindered and killed him. Ended fight with around 550 HP out of my 1100. Imole Carbuncle server
Easy fight for me
# Aug 30 2006 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
206 posts
OK so i'm wandering around se the ??? click spawn the 2 nms on accident start to run then i'm like wth sleep the blm melee the Drk with occassional nuke drain aspir he dies all out nuke on blm he dies! yay me Black mage61 /whm 30 5 mins max!
Easy Fight
# Apr 19 2006 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
Just did this as 70 WHM/NIN... took about 5 mins... kept the BLM silenced while i attacked the DRK.. kept stoneskin, Utsusemi up most of the time and the BLM never got a spell off =O just stood bak and watched the show til i killed him to and even took on 2 links as well and just owned them
Easy Prey Orcs
# Jan 04 2006 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
I just did this today as SAM55/WHM27. 1 rolanberry pie Pro2 Shell Blink. 2hr killed BLM and had enough left over for a distortion SC on DRK i cure III twice. However without the threat of two the drk wass no match for my awesome might lol
Can be done as WHM
# Nov 18 2005 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Did this as 68WHM/34BLM. Cleared the area Slept Rainbringer and keep getting mp out of him when aspire was up. then went to town on him when i was done with Blackbone. Just one pop and took him out as well.
{Too Weak}
# Oct 26 2005 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
58 MNK/WAR and 57 WHM/BLM. Fight over in no time and took hardly any damage. The WHM even took one.
Easy as Pie
# Oct 18 2005 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
I did this with ease as a 57rdm/smn. the drk seemed to be the hardest and the other which is a blm was easier then the other Orcs in the zone. i just kept the blm silenced and asleep, while i took out the drk. once he was defeated the blm went down soon after. drk loves to do absorb spells but none landed XD. and blm did well i dunno he was always silenced XD. The keyitem is a tiny wristlet.
# Oct 17 2005 at 9:34 PM Rating: Default
I just easily solod this as an elvaan 57 Pld/war. Just buffed up before and dropped a taco, and the rest is history.
# Oct 15 2005 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
399 posts
I went as 58NIN/29RDM. Slept the BLM whilst I killed the other and then silenced the BLM whilst I killed that. RDM sub definatly helped.
# Aug 30 2005 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
Popped these two guys by accident didn't notice until something hit me lol. Had the 2 NMs and a link. Easily solo'ed it as Taru WHM/BLM (73/36). Took about 5 minutes ( <3 haste and hexa strike).
2NMs Too Weak
# May 10 2005 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Solo'd both NM's with my 66NIN/33WAR. Spawned them, went after BLM cause of the -ga spells. Easy fight. Only damage taken was 64 total. Super easy. Only one Orc near spawn area so if your a lower lvl and want to try to solo this just kill that one befor pops.
Would I ??
# Apr 25 2005 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
618 posts
I am a 58 bard atm... dagger skill is pretty high (I have the first MP drain WS). Think i would win If i lullaby one NM and attack the 2nd... I also have some melee gear from my THF ... STR + DEX rings i could use, sword or life belt...

I HOPE I can stick sleep on them... I have taken down hard mobs with sleeping them rebuffing then engage... i guess my whole tatic is on Zzz

I am gonna try all out sleep with all my CHR on then engage after i swap IN attack gear.. imma go with STR + dex ring, swap in/out life/sword if i have prob with hitting it, and EMP. hairpin for extra evasion (AF boots add 5 evasion) and of course a Bone Knife +1

Maybe with TP i use Cyclone and sleep 2nd again; save FOE Requim till later; Opps just remember 1 more level i get carnage elegy.... maybe i wait for then... Extra Slow will help ^_^ and get rid of that spot in my inv.
*** Will add info After i get 59 and have my fun with NM's
*** PS--- How much does the reward go for ??? Carnage Elegy was 200k outta my 298k pocket

Siren Server
RE: Would I ??
# Aug 24 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
did this today as 62thf/31nin.

special note: clear the other orcs cause they link like mad..as i found out lol
The fight
# Apr 24 2005 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
Ok I just fought these 2 as 60RDM/WHM and owned them both and an Orcish Brawler that linked when i started the fight. I found that sleep II was very effective on these guys. I went in to this fight with standard buffs protect shell phalanx and stoneskin. first off cast Sleep II on Rainbringer Yjatvot and went to town on Blackbone Frazdiz. He seem to have a lot of HP's but was not all that difficult. Whenever Rainbringer Yjatvot would wake up, i would just recast Sleep II and he would be counting sheep again. finished off Blackbone and then moved over to Rainbringer and he was a real softy. With silence on him, there wasn't much he could do. all in all I think the figth took about 4 mins and I only hit yellow in my HP's once and that is because i was typing something to ls and didn't get my stoneskin back up in time lol. Anyway I hope this is of some help.
Wasting time
# Apr 20 2005 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
Well, since the update is jerk'n my exp'n & I'm one of the only ppl in the game, I decided to do this quest.
My lvl 67 Rdm sidekick told me about this quest & wanted to duo it because he was scurred. I read the post on the lvl 55 Pld that won & told him he was crazy if I was going to help him. He needs to learn his job, LOL...
Anywho, I subbed whm & buffed w/Stoneskin & Blink (for giggles).... So, I spawned the NM's and roughly about 3-4 mins later I was running back to the safehold to finish my quest...
Simple fun quest to pass the time. Anyone who is 55+ and not scurred *wink wink* (lvl 67 Rdm <Bio>tch), you should be able to have fun solo'n these NM's.

D*mn Updates! ?!@# o.0

Btw...Did I mention I'm a Monk....LOL
# Apr 20 2005 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
double post, d'oh!!!

Edited, Wed Apr 20 22:51:18 2005
Rominey name incorrect
# Apr 17 2005 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
Above in quest description is shows "Rominey" which is incorrect. It should be Raminey whom is Frescheque's elvaan wife. ^^
i just beat this
# Apr 12 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
i just beat this so here's how the fight went for me (60blm/whm) First off, to confirm what someone said earlier Blackbone Frazdiz is a DRK, and Rainbringer Yjatvot is a BLM. So i started off with sleep II on the drk and nuking the crap out of the BLM. I did silence but it didn't really last that long so i gave up on that. His spells didn't really do much damamge (had shell I on). So he went down really fast. Got the Drk about half way down when i almost ran out of MP, so i 2hr, but right then got a link. So then I started alternating sleep, sleepga, and sleep II and nuking the link. Luckily it was a DRG and I wasted him after sleep them both twice and resting in between. The I sleep II'd the DRK one last time, and rested as much as possible. He woke up and I had about 400 mp, aspired, drained, and then 2 tier III nukes and a tier II later he was toast.

If you're used to sleeping / taking multiple mobs and you don't get tooo unlucky with links this fight shouldn't be a problem. If I'd gotten unlucky and gotten a second link... I think 3 would be more than i could have handled. So i got my item... not relaly that useful, and it's too bad it sells for crap. oh well it was a fun quest (sad story though) and the fighr was fun though a little nerve racking right in the middle.
Pallys can too :P
# Mar 16 2005 at 11:00 PM Rating: Default
I just beat these guys with my 55pld,took some yellow curry earlier and used invincible.It was a close fight but I won,203/1086 HP 19/247 MP left after the fight.And a orcish impaler aggroed at the end,I cleared the area first but he poped unexpectadly.Obtained a tiny wristlet key item from the ??? after.Good luck ^^
RE: Pallys can too :P
# Apr 05 2005 at 5:41 AM Rating: Decent
567 posts
Well, I'm glad I didn't try that solo as a 55 thief. Tanking two is hard on your shadows. And while we avoid a lot of hits, it stings quite a bit when we do get hit. Anyway. It wasn't too difficult with me and my summoner friend. I killed Blackbone, She killed Rainbringer. He was pretty easy alone.

Fairly depressing quest though, seems to go along well with the fact that Tavnazian Safehold is the most depressing place in the game.
Fairly easy fight
# Mar 15 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
I just solo'd this quest, 54rdm/blm. It was fairly easy w/ stoneskin/phalanx, just sleep 1 and kill the other. It was a lengthy battle solo at that level, on this job, so if you don't want to waste time and have help available, take it.

Edited, Tue Mar 15 15:12:33 2005
# Feb 20 2005 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
Solo'd as a 61drg/whm
stoneskin/blink, full rest... i didn't take enough damage to trigger healing breath. it was cake.

Stupid blm kept trying to poisonga me. Resist... resist... resist...
Dammit >_<
# Feb 16 2005 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
722 posts
I decided to go solo this today as 54THF/NIN. Brought plenty of Bloody and Sleep Bolts, +Ranged Accuracy (since my marksmanship is only level 121), and +evasion equipment, and cleared all the nearby Orcs before spawning the NMs. My original intention was to Sleep the DRK and kill the BLM first, but that soon proved too difficult, so I just fought the BLM while the DRK was beating on me. I started off with Cyclone at 295% TP. It was close, but it looked like I'd win. I had to use Perfect Dodge at one point to get Utsusemi back up and spam a few Bloody Bolts to get my HP back up to the yellow range. I killed the BLM, then moved to the DRK. When he was at about half health, I hit a nearby leech with a Cyclone, but I was still doing okay. Then, when the DRK was at about 25%, a Beastrider spawned behind me and linked. >_< I managed to stay alive awhile longer, then died when the DRK was about a hit or two away from death. >_<

Edited, Wed Feb 16 13:38:26 2005
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