Sorcery of the North  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Northern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Eperdur (M - 7)
Related Areas:Fei'Yin
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Fei'Yin Chest Key
Fei'Yin Magic Tome
Items Granted:Scroll of Teleport-Vahzl
Last Updated: Sun Oct 10 05:29:43 2010

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An ancient tome of magic is lost. Journey to Fei'Yin and find another to replace it.


After talking to Eperdur, head to Fei'Yin to the circle rooms (J-8), (J-9), (J-10). Kill the shadows until you get a Fei'Yin Treasure Chest Key. You then have to find the chest. It seems to spawn randomly somewhere in Fei'yin. Open the chest and you get the Fei'Yin Magic Tome. Bring that back to Eperdur and he will reward you with a Scroll:Teleport-Vahzl scroll.

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Long search for the chest.
# Jul 29 2008 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
Went as a 70 rdm/ 15 thf. Got the key on the second shadow. Was Psyched as I'd just been working the Ivory Lizards for the Yhoat Marble and figured this would be more of the same... The chest took a bit longer... popped twice but both times there was someone there to grab it. Third one was mine. :) Was a little iffy abut the lower level as some of the mobs /checked as ep but nothing aggo'ed me. Fairly straight-forward quest.
BLM 60 Solo
# Oct 03 2007 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
794 posts
Just got my chest key, easily soloable by a BLM 60/WHM 30.

Admittedly it takes a long time to kill mobs, but its easy. I was working on mainly Ore Golems.

Burst > Sleep II > Heal if necessary > Burst> Drain

Seemed to work pretty well. Alternatively you could pull with Thunder II, Sleep and then burst at camp.

Shadows are also soloable, only very slightly harder. Just replace Burst with Flare.

Keep Stoneskin + Blink up in case you get hit.

Good luck
# Jul 11 2007 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
just did this as 71thf, super easy. ran in, found the chest and poped it with a living key. i feel sorry for all you suckers who have to farm keys, thf > all
Treasure Chest: Found it!
# Apr 23 2007 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
My boyfriend and I did this tonight, and it was pretty easy :) I was dreading killing the shadows, because last time I tried the respawn time tried my patience. We went as 63blu/thf and 62rdm/whm (me). We could both easily solo the Shadows, and got the first key within 15-20 minutes. There was a galka running around who asked me to heal him, which I did--shortly there after I saw Miser Murphy following him. I agreed to help him because RDM AF hate fights suck; Miser killed me twice before I was able to beat him.

So, by the time the galka (75mnk/nin) and I were ready to fight Miser Murphy, my boyfriend had his Fei'Yin Chest Key and came to help. After killing Miser, the mnk left and we went back to getting Teleport-Vahzl. I was worried because I saw that some of the spawn points were at a difference entrance, as well as there were a few more people looking for the chest.

It was at the second spawn location (!!), and I let him get the first key item. Now I get to wait for repop, yay. Hopefully finding my chest will be as easy as his! Over all I think we spent maybe 1.5-2 hours doing it? That includes starting the quest, getting to Fei'Yin, getting keys, killing Miser Murphy, and then finding the chest. Not too bad, if you ask me. Teleport-Yhoat was worse than that, for me anyways ^^
Treasure Chest: Found it!
# Jun 04 2007 at 3:20 AM Rating: Decent
i tried this for my friend as a 73pld/rdm, with my sister 75whm/blm (i think)
and he was a 50ish whm

we couldn't get the key drop but the chest was right in front of us, i killed countless mobs, at the VERY LEAST 250 KILLS, for 4 hours
it must of been way more than that but i'm tired even now i as i write this

i stayed up way longer than i was hoping until day broke and i just gave it up, later tonight i'm gonna get my 75 thf/nin friend to help us get the key, i hope it works
# Nov 28 2006 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
You only need level 4 Sandy fame for the Vhazl quest. He gives you Holla first (also lvl 4 fame needed), no way around it you have to do it. Next is Vahzl, if he doesn't give it to you right after he gives you the Holla scroll. Zone and come back and he'll start the Vahzl quest. Hope that helps...
I can't start this quest
# Nov 07 2006 at 3:58 AM Rating: Decent
I have max fame in Sandy, have done almost all the Quest here but Eperdur will not give me the quest just tells me "May Paradise open it's gates to you."any help or ideas would be appreciated.
I can't start this quest
# Jul 23 2009 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Same thing happened to me, did altep quest and then i was able to get vahzel
activateing vazhl after holla quest
# Oct 28 2006 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
Hey, I want to do the Vazhl quest but he gave me the holla quest, and now he won't give me orders for the vazhl quest what do I do?
activateing vazhl after holla quest
# Nov 06 2006 at 5:14 AM Rating: Decent
Complete the Holla quest... it's much easier anway!
cant get quest
# Oct 26 2006 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
this may souund stupid but do you have to do the other tele quest or have a certian amount of fame to get the quest from this guy.. i've done like 25 different quests in sandy and i cant get this one or the one for drain and the one for the maps of the northern region.. i've talked to the guy in south sandy and he says i'm not famous yet.. what am i supposed to do??
cant get quest
# Nov 12 2006 at 5:19 AM Rating: Decent
104 posts
Unfortunately this means more quests. The best way is too do repeatables in order to get your fame higher easily.

The common way is to get loads of stacks of La Theine Cabbages from a vendor in Sandy (I think it's someone near South Sandy AH) and trade the over and over to the farmer in Selbina. This well get you fame in Bastok, Sandy and Jeuno too.

If you have the cash you can splash out on Boyadha(sp) Moss for the same quest for more fame.

Good luck!
Camping Chest
# Jul 08 2006 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
I helped out a Lvl 42 whm with this today,(got the key on the second Shadow). Found the chest the same time as other campers did. The whm was slow in trading it. Just wondering what else this chest drops? As there was about 10 other ppl camping chest.

Camping Chest
# Jul 15 2006 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
Life Belt
Light Opal
Grr I hate this quest
# Jun 30 2006 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
I bought Teleport-Vahzl at lv42 because I knew I couldn't do this quest at my level. So, one day in Jeuno I found a RNG74/THF37 (thanks Pedroucant ^_^) shouting for a little help on the quest. I took the opportunity and he and I (WHM50/SMN25)went out to Fei'Yin and started huntin the key. After an hour or so, we had 2 keys and started lookin for the chest. Unfortunately, someone got to the chest before us, and the RNG found out there's a 30min respawn time on the chest. So, we agreed that I'd log and find the chest myself.

When I got back on the next day, I printed off the first map of Fei'Yin, not realizing you had to go through the second map to get to one section of the first map. I searched all through the first map, then realized I couldn't get to one half of it unless I went through the second half. So, I try to wing it through the second map, and soon give up. I logged out for safety and printed out the second map. I log back on, and a trio of bats are staring me in the face.

So, I say a little prayer and manage to summon a half-level Earth Spirit. The Earth Spirit, by some miracle, managed to hit the bats on its first attempt, and I start casting Reraise. The Earth Spirit goes down in 2 hits, when I'm at 60%... then, the bats hit me. I was waiting for the dreaded "Matjlav's casting is interrupted" message, but it didn't come, and I casted the spell! ^^

One hit later, my face is on the floor. After waiting for the bats to fly a little bit away, I reraise, cast Sneak, cure myself, and go on my way. I find the stairs; and while going up I lose Weakened status. I don't cure myself or rest, thinking: "Auto Refresh is covering my MP; if I keep sneak and invis up I won't get aggro anyway, so HP doesn't matter." Wrong-o. At the top of the stairs there is a pair of Specters, they blood aggro me, one comes over and critical hits me, and I die. I try to reraise, same thing happens.

With no RR this time, I had to wait for a kind RDM75 named Uriah to come and Raise me. His DRK friend kills one of the specters, and the other one is kinda far away so we all figured it wouldn't aggro me. The RDM raises me, and then I see "The Specter starts casting Thunder II." I wave goodbye and die again. Then the RDM and DRK clear the entire room of Specters for me, and the RDM raises me again.

This time, it works. Back among the living, he cures me, I sneak and invis, and start resting. (I wasn't gonna let that un-weakened blood aggro happen again). After weakened wears off and I'm at full HP and MP, I run to the next room and bam! There's the chest. I trade my key and happily receive my Magic Tome. I teleported out to Altepa and outpost warped to Sandy, talked to Eperdur, and he gave me my scroll. I sold it for a nice 320k, making my death-fest worth all the effort.

Hello Holy Shield and Lilith's Rod!! ^^
Few hours.
# Jun 24 2006 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
This was the most time consuming tele scroll quest, for me. I had just completed a different tele scroll quest and was already in Sandy. Hey, what the hell? I'll just go for Vahzl. I got to Fei'Yin and Sneaked and Invisied, untill I found a room with Shadows. There are two Shadows to a room. They had a few different jobs (DRK, and I'm thinking WAR. There might be a few other jobs, as well). I had killed one at a time, with full buffs on most of the battle. It took me about five or so minutes to kill each one, while I could only kill about two before resting for MP. These things hit hard, as a level 58 RDM/BLM, when Stoneskin wore. Basically, I figured to just have blink on at all times. I killed Shadows for about an hour, untill I got sleepy. The last kill I did before logging gave me a Treasury Gold ingot. I came back the next day, fought more Shadows, and witnessed a 75 SAM get killed by the NM for the WHM AF. Anyway, I finally got the key after another hour.

Time for the chest. I printed out a map of spawn points and decided to search them all. I circled the area three times, looked for an hour, logged, came back, looked for a half hour, and found it. Finally got my Vahzl scroll.^^
Not too bad.
# Jun 04 2006 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
I completed this tonight with no real difficulty as a 60PLD/WHM. The only things close to problems I had were these: I could only kill the Shadows slowly and it took three hours to get a key drop. Finding the chest is easy; use ffxi-atlas.com.

My advice to others is to take along someone with TH, or go as /THF yourself. It'll probably be worth it to sacrifice the healing ability gained by being /WHM.

Good hunting!
Not too bad.
# Feb 05 2007 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
I can also attest that /THF is a really great subjob while soloing as pld.

Without the need to hold hate /WAR barely adds anything, so /THF gives you acc+ and eva+. I get hit 1/5 times, so it becomes very easy.
# May 29 2006 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
Was is in Fei'yin doing Body AF piece & finished that with help of 74SMN (Thanks Stephen).
So he says he can help with the key for a bit and we get key from first shadow drop.

I spent maybe 20 min, checked all the chests and nothing. I took a 5min. break and checked the Ore Golem room (K-9) and there it was. Good thing it was there too so no aggro from losing sneak.
Buy this.
# May 14 2006 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
Considering the quest is basically impossible for a WHM42 to do without help, I'd recommend just tele-taxi'ing or BCNMing and buying this (400k on Remora, but I thought that was kinda cheap for what it takes to quest the scroll). Then, once you get to high levels and can solo it, do the quest and sell the scroll to get your money back.
Not as bad as I thought
# Mar 16 2006 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Last night a couple of LS members came with me to help get the key. Only took about 30 minutes to get two keys off of the Shadow. Well, I spent a good solid 3 hours hunting that damn chest down. I was running through all rooms, looking at spawn points on internet and running from one part of the map to the basement to the other part of the map. I could not get it. There were so many people camping the chest. After about 3 hours I finally got killed by a Golem and a Ghost. I was so pissed I was almost willing to just pay the 500k for the scroll.

Tonight I traveled from East Ronf. to FeiYin (my first run to it solo and no map). Finally got to FeiYin and checked a couple of areas. Only 4 other people were in there other than me and 3 looked as if getting ready to do BC run. I did a quick shout for help and within 10 seconds I spotted the chest. So what took 3 hours last night with failure only took 3 minutes tonight.

Dont lose hope if you are having problems getting the chest. Just go when not many people are there.
# Jan 18 2006 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
spent about 3 hours last night doing this.. BLM/WHM 63 with a same lvl PLD/WAR. I asked hime not to sub thief beacause i tend to get myself in trouble sometimes and do enjoy to have the enemy provoked off of me.. heh anyway.. we fought about 30+shadows and no drop. Got bored and for fun took out the OreGolems that were just hanging around doing nothing. Got 2 key drops off of them. Chest wasn't hard to find at all if you print out or copy the online map from Vanadielmaps^^!
No worries
# Jan 14 2006 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
Just soloed this at a 65drk/thf.

Only problem was I could only kill 2 shadows before I needed to rest. Also fought some Ore Golems as I could drain those for health.

Key finally dropped from a shadow after about 40 mins. Not a soul in Fei'Yin and found the chest 1 minute after getting key.

If you have a whm or rdm willing to tag along it will save you some time. Scroll is upto 800k on Caitsith.
cannot get map from chest
# Dec 12 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
yeah people seem to think you can get the map from this chest. You cannot. The map of fei yin is from a quest in Windy.
chest pops
# Nov 18 2005 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
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#Lobivopis, Posted: Nov 11 2005 at 3:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) God damn thieves camp the chests 24/7 for life belts. I'm glad they can't get parties after 60, they deserve it for making everyone's life miserable.
# Oct 05 2005 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
I helped 3 whms at different times do this quest (plus for myself), DRK 56, they were easy to kill with a whm healing me after they kept using dimensional death. Anyway the key took me forever to get the first time; The chest, however, was in the first location i checked everytime except with the third WHM. Had to go through the basement to the harder part of the first floor to get the chest, what a pain, at least we all got it and now i've been trying to find the chest again so that i can try to get the item in it...wish me luck ^^
not soo easy
# Sep 21 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
The key drop was easy pease but finding the chest. I took 4 people with me and we still can't find it. I'm still looking for it now even with the maps.
# Aug 17 2005 at 4:59 AM Rating: Default
while soloing these shadows, i got treasury gold ingot thingy for a quest in san d'oria. i got my key on my first trip. i guess this quest isn't so hard if you're a high lvl. i think i was lvl 66 or something rdm. =P
# Aug 15 2005 at 5:33 PM Rating: Excellent
602 posts
# Aug 08 2005 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
Tele-Vahzl goes for 230k now on Phoenix....
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