AU12 - Royal Puppeteer  

Realm:Aht Urhgan
Start Area: Aht Urhgan Whitegate
Start NPC:Naja Salaheem (I - 10)
Related Mobs:Ameretat
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Items Required:Jody's Acid
Items Granted:Spectral Scent
This Quest requires Aht Urhgan
This Mission is Not Skippable
Previous Mission: AU11 - Imperial Schemes
Next Mission: AU13 - Lost Kingdom
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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Under the command of the court puppetmaster, you are to uncover the truth behind the ghost ship, the Ashu Talif.

Investigate the Arrapago Islands.


Before beginning this mission, set out to get a vial of Jody's Acid. These items drop from Ameretats or Great Ameretats in Wajaom Woodlands, Bhaflau Thickets and Aydeewa Subterrane. The item is Rare/EX and each character doing this quest would need their own vial.

Once you get your item, go ahead and begin the mission by heading towards Naja Salaheem. A cutscene will be triggered when you get close.

After it's done, travel to Nashmau. Getting there is simple: hop on a different boat that's located in Aht Urhgan Whitegate and enjoy the ride.

Find Pyopyoroon at (H-7) for a cutscene. He will tell that he needs a Vial of Jody's Acid to make a Vial of Spectral Scent. Give him your vial of acid and he will give you a Vial of Spectral Scent to complete the mission.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see the Royal Puppeteer Spoilers page.

Mission Series

This mission is part of the Treasures of Aht Urhgan mission series. The complete series is:

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not impossiable for sams
# Jun 24 2008 at 7:28 PM Rating: Default
Today is june 24th 2008 and im giving hope to the sams out there who are whinning about solo'ing this.

Did it easy as 75SAM/DNC took 5fights not to hard either just keep ghetto utsu up heal urself and make sure to smack em with a good sekkanoki combo of yuki to gekko for a fragmentation and keep healing urself its to easy that way.

Also went back as 75SAM/NIN not the most practical job setup but was easy like that also

Ameretats cant hit very good
not impossiable for sams
# Aug 07 2008 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
Yup I soloed these as 75Sam/Drg just keep seigan 3rd eye up, meditate before fight, wait awhile. Start fight sekka. Meditate again. Fight should be over after that.
; ;
# Jun 04 2008 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
well thats just crap, so in other words before i can go any farther i have to be like lvl 75 to do this, wtf! seriosly tired of asking for help with mobs, congraulations any one under lvl 60 u cant do jack for this mission
Rare drop for me
# Apr 01 2008 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
i'm soloing as 75 blm/rdm... killed 8 so far... stil no drop.. i'm killing at Wajaom Woodlands... are the Ameretats different or something? i'm getting 57 exp per kill with sanction. Really rare drop for me weird..

Edit: Finally got it on the 9th kill.

Edited, Apr 1st 2008 9:22pm by SuperSid
# Apr 01 2008 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
488 posts
Easily solo'ed as lvl 75 smn/whm. Used carby to tank while I stood behind it. Used a couple of meteorites and healing ruby 2. Got the acid on the first drop.
soloable as a SAM69/WAR34...
# Oct 31 2007 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
444 posts
with a LOT of luck, a 2-hour, and a good place to pull the mob to. These things hit hard and fast, which is bad news for SAM's ghetto Utsusemi, Third Eye, and after 4 hits for 100+ landed quickly I 2-houred. Gekko -> Yuki (Induration) -> Gekko (Fragmentation) = dead Ameretat, 43 xp and oh, herro... Jody's Acid ^^

Wouldn't recommend soloing these things at this level unless you've got your 2-hour handy.
Beat up Molboro?
# Oct 06 2007 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
heh this was ease, solo tha item as 75Mnk/37Nin, jus had ta take care of some Tigers befor tha actual fight for item, x2 Tigers put a hurt on me lol, paralyze sucks (from Roar) otha then that Molboro thing was ease, 1/1 drop and 50 somethin exp from it lol any 71+ could take this thing out easily imo, Good Luck to thos out there
# Sep 20 2007 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
just duoed this with a 75war/37nin, im 59whm/29blm 2 mobs, 2 drops, pretty easy, just they hit hard and fast.
easy as pie
# Aug 11 2007 at 9:05 PM Rating: Decent
easy as pie, did a little hybrid mix of gear, some evasion, some dmg/atk and as a 73nin/war I straight tanked them with just using utsu:ni, got it on 4th kill, first was EP low/low (and i agroed a fomor pally, which was more of a pain than the ameretes lol) and the rest were DC low/low so freaking easy. and now to the next mission.
# Aug 05 2007 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
I soloed this easy as 70blu/nin. very easy just like soloing colibri
About the mission itself..
# Jun 19 2007 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
499 posts
It's before THIS mission that you have to wait 1 game day and zone, the info about the previous mission is incorrect and it should be said on this page.
btw any job with shadows or grav/bind/sleep can own these with less than a mp pool; and it's best not to do that in advance lol, now I already have my acid and I gotta wait 1 hour ;_;
# Jun 01 2007 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
785 posts
*Very* easy as 75 SMN to solo them. got it on my 5th marlboro.

took 2 predator claws and they died.

20 mins max.

Edited, Jun 1st 2007 4:34pm by NaomiCharitey
# May 22 2007 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
ya so drg75/blu37 soloed 2 to get my acid, their paralyze is weak, but as for their drain gdi it sucks.... first one conned dc all i got was para and drained like 2 times killed it in bout 2 1/2 mins , second one conned ep but i was smart and wore my o-hat for the +eva it missed me about 10 times and i didnt have to even cure myself till i angon/penta thrusted it for 900 dmg, went down in probly about 1 1/2 mins, when it was at 3% it bad breathed my *** for all its glory >.>, but killed and acid drop yaaaay for some odd reason it seems to be able to dispel my cocoon.... any clues?
# Mar 18 2007 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
What happends when you choose "Stongly disagree"? I chose "Probably not a good idea"...
# Mar 15 2007 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
yea i just tried this as drg/whm lvl 71 and yeah i wouldn't recommend it i got it to maybe 5% hp and had no mp and 33hp so yeah its a rough fight
My 2 Cents...
# Jan 10 2007 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
I went to Wajoam Woodlands to kill the Ameretat. First one I found checked as DC to me. I had no trouble with it as 74THF/37NIN. Spammed ranged attack, which was at 200 skill lvl, got a few skill ups from it. Built up TP quickly with rng att and spammed Dancing Edge killed it in just about 2 minutes I belive. Got drop on first kill, first time in a while that's happened, usually my TH seems broken.
# Jan 06 2007 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
Solo'd as a blm/rdm 73, they are much easier during night when their regen effect is down. Just watch for Fomors.
# Dec 31 2006 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
*Very* tough..? It's actually really easy as a BLM. They only con DC, and don't resist Gravity, Bind, or Sleep at all. One nuke docks them about 30%.
not that hard
# Dec 26 2006 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
I soloed Ameretats as 75RDM/NIN

got the acid on the first mob

you just have to watch out for it's "bad breath" attack and be careful during @ night for the fomors that spawn around the bhaflau thickets area
# Dec 23 2006 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
158 posts
The mob that drops the Jody Acid is a Malboro, and can be easily taken down by 3 70+ players.
I've even solo'd them as a BLM75 however, it was *very* tough.
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