Blighted Gloom  

Submitted by:Techno
Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Luto Mewrilah (G - 8)
Type:Fellowship Quest
Prerequisites:Girl in the Looking Glass
Mirror, Mirror
Past Reflections
Unlisted Qualities
Related Areas:Jugner Forest
Korroloka Tunnel
Ordelle's Caves
Ranguemont Pass
Related Mobs:Metallic Slime
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Reward:Max Fellowship Bond 70
(Average from 7 ratings)
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Luto Mewrilah has asked you to locate a special metal that can be used to repair the broken mirror. According to her research, this substance can only be found inside an extremely rare species of slime.


You must have completed the Tactics Pearl mini-quest to start this quest. This is false. I have not done Tatics pearl quest yet. NPC is 55 and I have blighted Gloom flagged.

Start out by speaking with Luto Mewrilah in Upper Jeuno. If your friendship with your Adventuring Fellow is strong enough, you will receive this quest after completing Past Reflections. Luto Mewrilah asks you to find a special metal inside a rare slime. She will tell you to go to one of three locations: Ordelle's Caves (I-5), Korroloka Tunnel (I-9), or Ranguemont Pass (I-9).

When you tag the ???, a custcene will show the Metallic Slime popping and your Adventuring Fellow coming to help fight. When the cutscene ends, you can start fighting along with your NPC. Once the slime is dead, immediately speak to your Adventuring Fellow, then touch the ??? again. You will receive the key item: Vitrallum. Return to Upper Jeuno and speak with Luto Mewrilah again.

During another cutscene, Luto Mewrilah will tell you that you now need to find a spring with a surface as smooth as glass. Head to Jugner Forest by way of King Ranperre's Tomb. There is a ??? by the lake at (G-5). Touch it for a cutscene. When the cutscene is over, you will have completed the quest.

Your reward is a stronger bond with your Fellowship NPC.

Quest Series

Obtaining Signal Pearl

Fellowship Bond

Level Cap


Final Fantasy XI

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Must you solo Vitralium fight?
# Mar 13 2006 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
I'm a lvl 40 BLM, my npc is lvl 33. Luto is sending me to Ranguemont Pass - do I need to solo this?
My little experience.
# Feb 24 2006 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
Just my two cents in this. I don't exactly level my NPC a whole lot and I don't talk to it very often either (Both during battle and at the points in towns.) And when I say this, I mean bearly. But I do know, I had been trying to get the quest recently so I started to actually do it.

Nothing had changed until my NPC hit lvl 35 so I'm assured that's the level you get this quest. I say this only because as stated above, I made no effort to try and talk to my NPC.

Also, just to make it clear, your NPC doesn't have to be recharged or anything before fighting the slime. I pesersonally got Ranguemont Pass. The position, like above is (I-9), but really, just take rights all the way there until you find the ???. The fight was amazingly easy being a 64 RDM and my 35 NPC. I sc'd my NPC's Tachi: Enpi and my Shining Blade for a Blizzard II's Distortion, which made him fall quick ^_^. Would be useful to have a type of warp out afterwards if you dont have a map.

Now! The second part in Jugner Forest... Didn't have the map so I had to get mine online. All I can say here is I hope you guys read online maps as well as I do <.<, Good luck! The cutscene is worth it, lol.
RE: My little experience.
# Jun 28 2006 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
The NPC level is not what activates this quest. I speak with my NPC a lot, and have just gotten this quest info (my NPC told me she was asked to check into something) with my highest job being whm41, and my NPC being lv31 (about halfway to 32, according to the NPC statement when called in field)
RE: My little experience.
# Apr 01 2006 at 9:40 AM Rating: Default
u dont have a map of J. forest........

wow...... not to be mean but come on ur a what lev 64 rdm and dont have a buyable map.... ether ur poor or mad cheap
RE: My little experience.
# May 08 2006 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
Lol you think your lucky with getting those spells there the easy ones try getting smite of rage or metallic body then tell us your lucky that you got them in one.Sorry bit of topic didnt mean to gripe lol
RE: My little experience.
# May 29 2006 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default
um.... thats my typed thing at the end... not high enugh for SoR and i was bout 1/2 or 3 on MB
RE: My little experience.
# Apr 01 2006 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I'm assuming he means the KRT map, which is quested... the Jugner map won't exactly matter seeing as there's hardly anywhere to go after zoning in from KRT
NPC weapons
# Feb 16 2006 at 3:57 AM Rating: Default
i can't find any information on the changing NPC weapons. Can anyone help me out?
RE: NPC weapons
# Jun 03 2006 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
I am also having a hard time figuring out how to upgrade my NPCs weapons. Any help would be appreciated. ^^
From a Battle I've Come...
To a Battle I Ride...
Julianna Mekalah Quickblade, BattleMage
RE: NPC weapons
# Jun 11 2006 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
You have to treat your NPC as if he's a lvl one player when it comes to upgrading weapons.

So if you want to give your NPC his first weapon you have to give him a lvl1 weapon not a lvl 30 weapon.

For example if you want your NPC to travel down the sword path you give him a brass sword then a Xiphos then Scimitar etc...

Same with Shield. If you want your NPC to wield a different type of weapon then you have to trade that type to Luto and your NPC will use that type of weapon next time you use him.

EG you give your NPC a brass sword but later want him as a healer then you trade in a Ash staff and your npc should fight with a staff not a sword.

Note you can give your npc a shield at the same time you give Luto a sword.
Too Weak
# Feb 07 2006 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Solo'ed the NM with my 43 ninja npc is 38 , quite easy for me . I did the korrokola tunnel one.
Reward Option Headgear
# Feb 06 2006 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
166 posts
Your reward is a stronger bond with your Fellowship NPC. I talked to mine at a Rendezvous Point immediately afterward. The only new option I got was a new piece of headwear. She can now equip a Trader's Chapeau, which I think is a great improvement over her Circlet.

My NPC is now lvl 40 and she's been using the Trader's Chapeau before I got the Quest Blighted Gloom...

I'm goin to try finish this quest today and see if there's a new headgear for my NPC to wear =p
# Jan 24 2006 at 4:26 PM Rating: Default
26 posts
i had that option before i even did the quest my npc is lvl 37 when i talked to her i noticed i already had that option of chainging her head gear
# Jan 23 2006 at 7:44 PM Rating: Good
62 posts
I just received this quest today.. Just after my NPC leveled to 36, i was able to equip a new piece of headgear 'before' doing this quest. Just thought id give my 2cents worth, being i seen some info, by others differing.. I am told talking to your NPC OFTEN between battles helps get more quests.. this is my first quest and first time i've been able to change equiptment (other than weapons).
# Mar 31 2006 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent

51RNG 27SMN 25BST 10SAM 10Drg 18Mnk 27Brd 15Drk
RANK10Windurst Rank10Sandy Rank10Bastok Galka
Cooking100+7 Gold30 Smith30 Wood30 Bone30
Alch30 Cloth30 leather30
how can u have full rng af if its 51 noob.....
Linkshell: MonsterDawn - BrokenChains
# Apr 08 2006 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
I would imagine that once you toggle the first AF quest and the gloves one, you can get all your pieces; you just can't WEAR them.
# Apr 25 2006 at 8:11 AM Rating: Decent
360 posts
as I understand it, you have to be lvl 60 to get the AF3 quest.
# Aug 17 2006 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
176 posts
Ummm no you dont... i got mine at lvl 52... all you need is to have done AF1, AF2 and the AF hands quests...
lvl 40
# Jan 21 2006 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
u get this quest when ur npc is lvl 40
RE: lvl 40
# Feb 07 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
I just got the quest and my npc is 32. I talk to my npc a lot at the rendezvous points though.
RE: lvl 40
# Feb 06 2006 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
166 posts
I got the quest when my npc is lvl 38
Jugner Cutscene
# Jan 05 2006 at 6:37 AM Rating: Good
52 posts
Wow, that was awesome.
Pretty cool little story this NPC quest's have become.
Guess at Slimes Level
# Jan 04 2006 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
Since lm yet to see anyone post waht level the Slime is, and l just soloed it 5 minss ago as lvl 49 Redmage and got no exp or barely hurt, l assume its low 30s.

Hope this helps:)
# Jan 01 2006 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
299 posts
My npc is a lvl 41 healer. I just got this quest, but I already had the new headgear. I got it after the last update. So I don't think this quest has anything to do with that.
Clarification on a small point here
# Dec 30 2005 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
574 posts
After you kill the nm, talk to you npc, then check the ??? otherwise if npc goes you have to rezone and try again.
low level player
# Dec 20 2005 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
I just got this quest the other day. I'm a lv43 rdm. Yoli was lv34, with a kanesada from her 3rd weapon upgrade, wearing level one racial armor.

Luto sent us to Ranguemont Pass, Yoli and I fought the slime but it killed her pretty quickly. So, I zoned came back and tried again, but I ran out of mp curing Yoli and she got killed again. (clicking on the ??? didn't give me the Vitrallum with Yoli dead).

I came back again today and it was pretty easy with Yoli now lv35 and me still lv43 rdm. Some differences aside from the new level is that her armor was slightly better (scale male). Probably the biggest difference was that her combat style was Shield before, and I changed it to Attacker this time.

Incidentally, Yoli had fancier armor a couple of days before I got the blighted gloom quest, I don't know what you call it. I see people around lv30ish wearing it (it's blue, maybe it's wool).

Then I called her when I was a lv20 whm and she switched to lv1 racial armor the next time I called her!? So, I guess she doesn't like it if she's level capped.

Oh, also, there was no change to the headgear option after completing this quest. Before the quest, she had either a green ribbon or a bronze cap that she could equip. Immediately after completing the quest and getting the message that my bond is strengthened, I went to the rendezvous place and her headgear options are the same as before.

Another almost related detail, she got her 4th weapon upgrade today before the quest, but I gave Luto the Lance after completing the quest.

Edited, Tue Dec 20 22:42:43 2005
Cameleon CApers
# Dec 13 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Default
44 posts
I received the quest "Cameleon Capers" after getting my NPC to level 46. Not sure on how many times I've called her exactly, but I got the quest after using her just after the update last night. Anyway, speak to Luto to receive a cutscene in which someone is impersonating her and trying to sell Costume Kits. After the imposter is identified, he gets trapped in a new costume. Luto will ask to meet her in Ru'lude gardens. Speak with Muhoho on the balcony of the Guard Post to receive another cutscene. Luto will ask you to travel to Bastok to obtain a "Jar of Reversion Dust." Head to Bastok Mines and speak to Gelzerio at the desk of "Boytz's Knickknacks" to receive another cutscene. From here you must travel to Windhurst Waters and speak with Chamama, inside the "Rarab's Tail". Yet another cutscene, at the end of which you receive your "Reversion Dust". Head back to Jeuno and speak with Luto again, who will tell you he's missing, and asks you to find him. Your NPC will then suggest an area to search, mine was Delkfutt's Tower. On my way to figure the rest of it out. I'll update when I do.


Edited, Tue Dec 13 19:01:03 2005
Another prerequisite!
# Dec 06 2005 at 8:14 AM Rating: Good
91 posts
If you have the Southern San d'Oria quest "A Timely Visit" open and at the point of near completion (Double NM Fight) Luto will not give you this quest.

Evidence: Had NPC to level 47, never dropped signal pearl, all other quests finished (except NPC limit-breaks of course) All my friends had already completed "Blighted Gloom". Couldn't understand it at all. Luto steadfastly refused to say anything new.

Realised that "Timely Visit" NM fight ??? was very close to "Blighted Gloom" ??? in Jugner.
Went there, fought the 2 NMs. Won, warped to Jeuno and immediately spoke to Luto. She gave me "Blighted Gloom" just like that..after weeks of nothing.

......how much more evidence do you want!

I'm thinking this is some kind of failsafe to stop you popping NMs or even just to stop confusion over the ???s
RE: Another prerequisite!
# Dec 21 2005 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
If you have the Southern San d'Oria quest "A Timely Visit" open and at the point of near completion (Double NM Fight) Luto will not give you this quest.

I did have A timely Visit quest open at near the end. When I got the Blighted Gloom Quest. There are two different ??? one is at F-5 (Double NM fight) and the other one is at G-5
NPC Facts
# Dec 05 2005 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
If you havent found and bookmarked it already, heres a link to a forum thread on Allakhazam.com with very thorough information on the NPC Fellows that is currently known:

NPC Facts
# Dec 05 2005 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Which headgear gets unlocked by completing this quest is dependant on which character facemodel/race you picked.
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