Realm:Aht Urhgan
Start Area: Aht Urhgan Whitegate
Start NPC:Dkhaaya
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Pickaxe
Items Granted:Lightning Band
Olduum Ring
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Dkhaaya wants you to bring him an artifact of the Olduum civilization.

In-Game Text

  • Dkhaaya: You a mercenary? Huh? An adventurer you say? Well, Whatever. Got a questions for you "adventurer." You ever here of "Olduum"?

  • If you choose "of course": Good then I don't have to waste my breath on explanations. The name's Dkhaaya. I've beeb researching the Olduum civilization for longer than I can remember. As you can see, I'm too old to go traipsing around ruins, looking for clues to the past. That's why I need strong, young mercenaries like you. Adventurers. Whatever. Now don't go hurting your brain trying to think too much. All I want you to do is bring me back some trinket recovered from the ruins. A reward? Well, it may not be uncommon for people of this land, but I think I have something you might be able to use. What do you say? Will you help and old man in his research?

  • If you choose "Ok why not?": Who said you young people were good for nothing? Probably me, but that's neither here nor there. Now, I'd appreciate any Olduum artifacts you can dig up-- doesn't much matter where you get them from.

Obtained key item: Dkhaaya's Research Journal.


Get yourself some pickaxes and head to Bhaflau Thickets. Go to the (G-7) entrance to Aydeewa Subterrane (same as for BLU flag)

Go to the Excavation Site (H-9) and trade the Pickaxe to the spot until you get a key item. Note: pickaxes may break, so bring several of them with you. The name of the key item will start with "Electro" and there are several different ones, but you can only get 1.

Return to Aht Urhgan Whitegate and talk to Dkhaaya, who gives you a Lightning Band (rare/ex). The band has no stats.

At this point, the quest is finished. However, take your Lightning Band and go to (G-8) of Wajaom Woodlands, where you will find a "Leypoint". Trade the Lightning Band to the Leypoint and you receive an "Olduum Ring" (rare/ex).


Dkhaaya can be found at (G-9) Aht Urhgan Whitegate.

This page last modified 2008-05-05 10:41:26.
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# Jan 01 2007 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
I heard from an LS member that he was leveling around the leypoint (hasn't done the quest yet) and when they left, his party took him to a gate that is a shortcut to Al Zahbi. He said it was in the same map square of the leypoint. I spent 30 mins looking for that gate and didn't see anything... Anyone know what I'm talking about? I think he might be smoking something, everyone else I ask about this has no idea what I'm talking about. They don't even know what the leypoint is....
Watch out for Hydra
# Aug 30 2006 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
Pretty easy quest..just a lot of walking. It was also a nice surprise to run into Hydra on the way >.> /sigh Be careful!
# Jun 16 2006 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
This Olduum teleport ring is useful especially for quest 'What Friends are for'. It saves me a lot of walks. From the teleport point(known as Leypoint) to E-10 of Wooland , which will then lead you to Aydeewa Subterrance. Click on the ??? at G-10 there for CS. You will have to come back here. For details, please read below.

For Walkthrough: http://www.ffxi-atlas.com/quest.php?id=16

Edited, Fri Jun 16 01:49:08 2006
need try different spot
# Jun 09 2006 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
if you break more than 5 at same spot. Give it up and try the other 2 spots. I got mine at the 2nd spot at first try. ^^ Electropot (key item).
BLU ??? Room
# May 29 2006 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
437 posts
None of the monsters in the BLU ??? room aggro (maybe Chiggos, but it wasn't rain) and I found 3 points there.

Probably the easiest place to get the key item.
More than one Excavation Site
# May 19 2006 at 5:09 PM Rating: Good
3,883 posts
Some of you seem to be having trouble getting your Key Item, going through multiple stacks of axes but then getting it first try next time around.

You should note that there are more than one excavation site in the area. Personally, the one on the North East corner of the platform for the BLU quest gave it to me first try.
# May 13 2006 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
used a stack, no good... maybe i have to be 60 to get the item.
# May 05 2006 at 5:07 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
anyone thinking the walk back isnt worth the tele? im all for catching a boat >.> however, i do beleive that it is of use if your prepared. it is quicker that taking the boat^^
Level 60?
# May 01 2006 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
503 posts
Would be a great item... but level 60? Man, that is so unfair to all us low levels :(
RE: Level 60?
# May 11 2006 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
127 posts
All of you "low levels" would get a royal beating if you were to teleport directly to this place. I really suggest you take the boat untill you can take a pair of hits before running to the zone ^^;
Pickaxes for excavation
# Apr 27 2006 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
My husband got it on the first try.

I, however, broke a whole stack of pickaxes and had to run back to town to get more. I did get a stack and a half of pebbles though. Oh joy. Then I got it on the first try after I returned to excavate.

Save yourself some time and bring a *couple* stacks, just in case.
# Apr 27 2006 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts
I found this quest interesting as Ramuh is my favorite avatar and this quest relates to his story, which if you are interested you can read here:

# Apr 26 2006 at 9:05 AM Rating: Excellent
1,252 posts
Location: (G-9) in Whitegate
Pick Axe NPC: (J-7) Kahah Hobichai in Al Zahbi

Edited, Wed Apr 26 09:56:45 2006
# Apr 25 2006 at 10:34 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
Key Item obtained from excavation point is called electropot.
RE: Electropot
# Apr 26 2006 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
Electrocomotive for me.
RE: Electropot
# Apr 26 2006 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Obtained Key Item: Electrocell

Looks like there's a few different things you get for mining, but they all work for the quest.
# Apr 24 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
damn...i was lookin in the wrong area for this >< I was told buy someone that had it its a long quest and u need a pickaxe.... then i get a cut later on in the mountian above Halvung from some platform were a troll wanted a pickaxe. So i brought a pickaxe there and got another cut saying it was too small for him.. thats it. Glad someone finally was able to post some info....people not too helpful about that ring. Everyone pretending there afk or dont speak english when ever i asked for details. Thankyou for the post ^^
RE: Nice!
# May 15 2006 at 2:46 PM Rating: Default
The quest you got in halvung is called "Rock Bottom"

Head to Mt Zhayolm.
Examine the ??? at L-7 for a cutscene.
Trade a pickaxe to the ??? for another custscene.
Zone out and return.
Trade a Mythril Pick to the ???.
Choose "Yes"
Reward: Map of Mount Zhayolm.
# Apr 24 2006 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
double post ><

Edited, Mon Apr 24 12:10:43 2006
# Apr 24 2006 at 8:44 AM Rating: Excellent
544 posts
Client: Dkhaaya (Balrahn Way, Aht Urhgan Whitegate)
Dkhaaya wants you to bring him an
artifact of the Olduum civilization.
- Got this one started. He gives you a key item "Dkhaaya's Research Journal" which I haven't looked at yet.
Description: A journal filled with years of Dkhaaya's research notes on the Olduum civilization. The pages are covered in incomprehensible drawings accompanied by Dkhaaya's scribbled musings.
-To complete it.
Goto the place where the blue floor is to end blue mage quest with a pickaxe. bring a few, I was 1/7, a friend was 1/1
Pick Axe NPC: (J-7) Kahah Hobichai in Al Zahbi
Excavate the mining point there to get a key item.
Return to the NPC he rewards you with a r-ex Lightning Band, no stats and can't equip.
After you have the Lightning Band go to G-8 in Wajaom Woodlands and trade to the tele to get the ring
long walk btw D:

Olduum ring
[Ring] All races
Teleport (Wajaom Woodlands)
Lv.60 All jobs
<1/1 0:30/[20:00:00, 0:30]>

Over all really easy quest ^^

Edited, Fri Apr 28 00:24:46 2006
# Nov 15 2006 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
Ok, I did the quest as specified and even found the LeyPoint at G8, but all it says is "your lightening band is responding to the (whatever)". What's the deal? Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
RE: guide
# Apr 27 2006 at 11:30 PM Rating: Good
1,085 posts

Just a suggestion to add the BLU mage quest stuff to the guide. If you're on both you can work on two quests at the same time and get a warp home.
RE: guide
# May 02 2006 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
335 posts
Except if you have a noob moment like me. I read this and thought 'great I'll try this since I have both quests open'.. buy my pickaxes..walk all the way down...lalala...right over the blue circle.. *crap* cs and warp back w/o being able to get my electowhatever. I suppose I could have refused the immortal when he asked but I wasn't sure if that would mess the quest up.
So remember: stay clear of the blue platform till you get you mining item.. its a waste of 30 mins to walk all the way back. You don't have to click on anything to finish the blue quest...the cutscene automatically starts when you step in the area.
Olduum Quest
# Apr 24 2006 at 5:36 AM Rating: Excellent
24 posts
Dkaaya wants an artifact from Olduum, and ancient civilation. Grab a pick axe and head over to the Aydannae Subteran and look for an excavation point. (I found mine near the Blue Mage Flag Fountain) Use the pick axe and you should get an electropot, take this and go back to Dkaaya.
He won't be too impressed, but will give you a lightening band as a reward for your effort. Take the Lightening band to (G-8) in Wajaoram Woods and trade it to the Triangle platform, it'll tell you that the ring is reacting to it, and if you're sure you want to bring it closer. Do so, and the platform will "recharge" the ring in it's own special way, giving you your Olduum ring!

Olduum Ring: Echantment Teleport Wajaoram Woods. 1/1 :30[00:00:00/20:00:00]

The ring will teleport you back to the spot at (G-8), and is VERY handy for leveling the new jobs and then teleporting back to Al Zahbi. Just bring Prism Powders and and Silent oils, as there are Marlboro and Tigers in between you and the town.
RE: Olduum Quest
# Apr 27 2006 at 11:26 PM Rating: Good
1,085 posts

Rate up! Your description is great!

A friend had been trying to get the BLU quest (he tried the questions about five times unsuccessfully).

I got him through the questions and then we had to go get our items. We got together the next day with our items and he told me there was another quest in the same area. I agreed we should kill two birds with the same trip.

He had me start this quest and off we went to get BLU and work on this quest.

Reaching the area the first thing he said was don't step into the pool. Instead we used F8 and found the Excavation point by the pool. There may be others but it is point right beside the pool.

We hit the point with our pick axes and got the key item. Stepping into the pool, I finished the BLU mage quest and got warped back to the city.

So if you have yet to do BLU and this quest, I recommend doing them together. One trip, two quests, and a free warp back where you can continue the Olduum Ring quest.
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