Borghertz's Lurking Hands  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Guslam (H - 8)
Prerequisites:20 In Pirate Years - NIN AF1
Related Areas:Castle Zvahl Baileys
Lower Jeuno
Port Jeuno
Related Mobs:Dark Spark
Yin Pocanakhu
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 3 ratings)
Items Required:Cauldron Coffer Key
Old Gauntlets
Shadow Flames
Items Granted:Ninja Tekko
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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


Note: To begin this quest, you must have completed the quest 20 in Pirate Years - NIN AF1 and activate the quest I'll Take The Big Box - NIN AF2.

To start this quest, first speak with Guslam at H-8 of Upper Jeuno. The galka will tell you about a pair of old gauntlets seen in Ifrit's Cauldron that might have once belonged to the legendary Borghertz.

Head to Ifrit's Cauldron and find a Cauldron coffer key. These drop from Dodomekis, Dire Bats, Old Opo-opos, Volcanic Gases and Volcano Wasps.

Next, find a treasure coffer, which appear in several places throughout the zone. Remember to keep up sneak and invisible as you run through the caves, and be careful not to agro any bombs by using magic too close to them.

Once you find the Treasure Coffer, trade your coffer key to the coffer to receive the key item some old gauntlets.

After you received the old gauntlets, return 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, who talks about a toolbox that won't open. You have to pay her 1000 gil to tell you where the toolbox is at.

Once you pay her, she then tells you she left the toolbox on top of a crate outside of the Duty-Free shop in Port Jeuno and that you can have it.

When you examine the ???, a cutscene happens and Borghertz appears and asks that you bring him some "shadow flames" from Castle Zvahl Baileys. Go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and examine the torch at F-8. A NM bomb by name of Dark Spark will appear. Kill it and examine the torch a second time to get the key item Shadow Flames.

After you have received the shadow flames return to Jeuno and re-examine the ??? outside of the Duty-Free to get your Ninja Tekko.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the ninja artifact gear quest series. The full quest series includes:

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lock picking
# Feb 01 2008 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
can you simply pick the lock as THF and get the key item? i know u can for NIN AF3 but im curious if u can for af hands quests
PanzerPollen, but still NP.
# Mar 09 2007 at 4:52 AM Rating: Decent
hmm, too easy to get both the key and the chest. Soloed those damn bees as lvl 69 war\nin. only thingy that scared me a lil was his panzer healing skills. pollen healed the lil' ******* for about 400-500 hp each time. did it 3 times. But hey, he dropped the key once i finally saw him dead on the ground. NP really. Found the chest after 5 min.

Check this site out if you're planning on getting the key and finding the chest:

Nin Af Hands walkthrough
# Dec 31 2006 at 10:42 AM Rating: Default
Some of the tiers seem inaccessable. I could use a walkthrough.
These are the words of the Pharaoh. Pharaoh's word is Law. So let it be written. So shall it be DONE!
# Dec 17 2006 at 5:25 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
somebody said ifrit's cauldron is a bst playground, i'd like to correct them....


we just let u on the swings cuz it's nice to share ^^
# Aug 19 2006 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
as a 65 bst this key is easy to get^^ just to let you guys know, i get them for peeps all the time. let me know if you need 1, i'm always in the couldron and as you know it's a bst's playground^^
# Feb 07 2006 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
wooohooo. Killed 4 wasps with my blm buddy, and got the key ^^ I stayed where I was, while he ran around looking for the coffer ^^ sneak and invis there, easy ^^
NIN AF completed
# Jan 25 2006 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
295 posts
Just finished fighting Dark Spark, soloing him as 74PLD/37BLM (I wanted the warp back home lol). That is hella of a fun fight for a PLD/BLM XD

If it wasn't for Hercule's ring and the little bit of regen/refresh effect and Spirit Taker I'd have gone done very quick.

NIN AF now completed :) yay for storage
# Nov 25 2005 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
Just to clear up any confusion, you only have to be lvl 50 to complete the quest, but you must have activated Ninja AF2 first.
On the 10k bit
# Oct 29 2005 at 3:57 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).
Ninja Solo key at 61
# Sep 16 2005 at 4:39 AM Rating: Decent
489 posts
Solo my key at 61, I Was 450 tnl (62) killed three wasps, leveled to 62 and got key on last one.

Lotsa eva is needed. The wasps con <tough> at 61, but they are slow. Add paralyze, slow and blind (ninja tools) and guaranteed win against them.

Wandered for about 1 hr in the Cauldrom until I found the coffer.
Correction to the Correction
# Aug 26 2005 at 1:05 AM Rating: Good
379 posts
I got this quest at 50

I had the AF1 and AF2 quests done already
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 14 2005 at 8:09 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Correction: Must be lv51+ to obtain the quest.
Second time doing AF
# Jun 25 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts

Edited, Tue Jun 28 08:10:00 2005
1 shot 1 drop
# May 08 2005 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
18 posts
I just got done soloing my AF3. While running back i decided to jump into Ifrit Cauldron to see how srong the mobs where. I buffed up and pulled the very first wasp i saw. Everything was going great! had it down to 10%.. and it used final sting on me... 1054 damage all my hp, instant death.

The reson i posted this tho, it droped my key! and not seconds later a WHM raises me, I come around a corner and BAM! There is my coffer!
# May 03 2005 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
366 posts
solo the key as rdm 66, just need to take care of final sting (hit me for 700 or 800 with stoneskin and phlanax up) but really not so hard.

Bee are dc for me at this lvl :)
It ain't that hard
# Apr 14 2005 at 7:18 AM Rating: Decent
I did it as a DRG, and I'm gonna do it again ^^ np
# Mar 20 2005 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
and i thought Body AF was hard ><
Holy Crap
# Feb 16 2005 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
Ifrit's Cauldron COffer Key??? ^^; /sighs
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