Confessions of a Bellmaker  

Start Area: Riverne - Site #A01
Related Areas:Bastok Markets
Northern San d'Oria
Related Mobs:Arcane Phantasm
Mevreauche (E - 6)
Reinberta (I - 8)
Min Level:40
Max Level:75
(Average from 2 ratings)
Items Required:Giant Scale
Items Granted:Minstrel's Dagger
This Quest requires Promathia
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Go to the last island in Riverne - Site #A01 and examine the Stone Monument at (C-7) and watch the cutscene. (You will need two Giant Scales from the Riverne Wyverns.) Next, head to Bastok Markets and speak to Reinberta for another cutscene. After that, go to North San d'Oria and speak to Mevreauche for yet another cutscene.

After this, return to the Stone Monument at Riverne - Site #A01. (Two more scales needed) Examining the monument will cause another cutscene, after the cutscene examine monument again and Arcane Phantasm will spawn, an NM Fomor Bard. After you defeat him, examine the monument one last time for another cutscene and your reward.


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Definitely Soloable
# Oct 15 2005 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
49 posts
I solo'd this quest entirely as a NIN40/WHM20. The NM hardly hit me. Only complication was when he did Soul Voice followed by a Minuet II and then did Horde Lullaby; it hit me for 288 damage before I was able to recast Utsusemi.

I equipped myself entirely in +Evasion gear and ate a Jack-o-Lantern. Where I couldn't add +Evasion, such as rings, I wore +INT to decrease resists and increase damage of the Ni spells. If it weren't for its spells, I could've easily Ni tanked it.

Others should try it.^^
Definitely Soloable
# May 03 2007 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
126 posts
Currently 0/6 on trying to solo this NM as a 40NIN/20WHM. Although it's really slow when Hojo is applied, it has a lot of HP and deals roughly 100 damage a normal hit. Things get messy when it double attacks or casts a spell (almost instantly) right after it attacks between your shadow recasts.

Using a Jack-o-Lantern, I had +27 evasion on top of my capped evasion skill and it still could hit decently. I was hitting the NM from anywhere from 0-20 per hit.

Using a Meat Mithkabob, I did around 7-28 to the NM and generally above 10 per hit.

It likes to use the following spells periodically:
Valor Minuet II
Battlefield Elegy (Say goodbye if this lands with Soul Voice)
Foe Lullaby
Magic Finale

... and uses normal Fomor moves:

Aegis Schism - Defense Down (I took roughly 50 more damage a hit, pierces Utsusemi)

Barbed Crescent - Damage and Accuracy Down (Never seen it- supposedly absorbed by Utsusemi)

Carnal Nightmare - AoE TP reset move (One of the better things to get hit by)

Dancing Chains - AoE Drown (~15 HP/tic or so, I think it took roughly 200 HP off)

Foxfire - Damage and Stun Cone move (~350 to me, really screwed me over casting Utsusemi: Ichi. It's supposedly absorbed by Utsusemi but I think you need 2+ shadows)

I'd advise against soloing it unless you come really prepared.

Went with some friends as I was running low on gil at this point.
Our party was: SMN/WHM/BLU/NIN(me)

It turned out to be a very short fight when the SMN 2hred and used Inferno, the NM lost about 1/3rd of it's life each time. Best of luck to solo artists out there, perhaps Ni nukes can work more efficiently than melee but I'll fold on this NM lol.

Edited, May 3rd 2007 5:26am by Khakster

Edited, May 6th 2007 10:17am by Khakster

Edited, May 6th 2007 10:19am by Khakster
Bard NM
# Oct 09 2005 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
My linkshell and I walked right through him. PLD/WAR NIN/WAR THF/NIN(me) THF/NIN WHM/BLM WHM/BLM setup.
# Sep 16 2005 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
What Prerequisites are there for this quest? IE: rank, CoP mission done? I've never been over to this area even though I have the expansion.... Someone please let me know ^_^

# Oct 07 2005 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
In order to get into Riverne Site A01, you need to finish the first three Promyvion events (Holla, Dem and Mea,) do some footwork, kill Taurus in the Phomenia Aqueducts, more footwork, then you get access to Riverne Site A01.

*points to the left* Hit the "Quests & Missions" - "Missions..." thing and look them up for specifics.

I'm up to "Ancient Vows" currently, though I think that gets advanced just by zoning into Riverne for the first time, but it'll give you an idea of where to progress to.
Started from B also
# Jul 07 2005 at 1:20 PM Rating: Good
83 posts
you can get to the other half of the Stone Monument from Riverne - Site #B01, and you can select the other half. I had already completed this quest when i was there so you might be able to start it fron B01 also, if someone who hasn't done this could check it out it would be great.
RE: Started from B also
# Sep 15 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
119 posts

I tried to start from Riverne Site #B01. Sadly, I could not open it. Went to #A01 and opened it, so I think I can safely say it _must_ be started from #A01.
RE: Started from B also
# Sep 01 2005 at 12:32 AM Rating: Good
787 posts
I started this quest from Riverne A and tried to complete it in Riverne B, but nothing happened. The rest of my party was unable to start the quest in Riverne B.
Where to go
# Jun 17 2005 at 3:15 AM Rating: Good
A small but important bit of information is lacking from this walkthrough. After you go through the 2nd Unstable Displacement you're put on technically the next to last island with Cloud Hippogryphs. If you hug the left wall you will come to another Stable Displacement. Not the one that takes you to Monarch Linn.

In this area there is 1 Cloud Hippogryph and 1 Atomic Cluster. The Hippogryph is usually pretty easy to avoid (they're extremely nearsighted) but the bomb usually likes to dance right in front of the Stone Monument.
# Jun 16 2005 at 6:59 AM Rating: Decent
182 posts
Arcane Phatasm is pretty easy. We had 7 people take it out with no trouble at all while on our way to finish CoP 2-5. Make sure to clear out the Hippogryph and the Atomic Cluster first to avoid any unnecessary agro during the fight. I ended up using the dagger for 2-5 for the extra boost in evasion.
Minstrel's Dagger
# Jun 14 2005 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
All you need to have for this quest is Riverne Site:A01 access. There are no other quests you need to have done before hand. The NM bard is very easy too.
# Jun 14 2005 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
Are there are prerequirements for this quest besides having access to Riverne-Site #A01?
new quest ^.-
# Jun 14 2005 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
I will head there with the LS and complete this...let you know bout it....
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