Altana's Sorrow  

Start Area: Bastok Mines
Start NPC:Virnage (I - 5)
Related Areas:Garlaige Citadel
Related Mobs:Eperdur (M - 7)
Virnage (I - 5)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 35 ratings)
Title Obtained:Pilgrim to Dem
Items Granted:Scroll of Teleport-Dem
Last Updated: Mon Feb 6 16:58:22 2006

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  • Starting the Quest in Bastok:
Virnage: I am Virnage, a friar from the San d'Orian Cathedral. Coming to bastok is part of my pilgrimage. I was to return to San d'Oria after praying to the crag of Dem.... But I have seen something horrible here that demanded that I stay. The statue of the Goddess in the Metalworks--yes, it's placement is deplorable, to-its paint peeling off. I cannot believe that no one here noticed! That statues paint is specifically made to endure the rigors of time! It is supposed to last dozens of years. Ah, but there is hope. I once read an account of friars carrying off a batch of paint with them as they saught a place of safety during the Great War. They stayed in a citadel on the Sauromugue Champaign. This paint may be there still! I have heard people here say you are a great adventurer. Please help the Goddess in her hour of need.
  • After clicking the ???:
You retrieved a bucket of Divine Paint from beneath the rubble.
  • Return to Bastok and talk to Virnage: Ah! You've found the bucket of Divine Paint! May the Goddess bless your soul. I would like to repay you for your deeds, but I have nothing to give you at the moment. Here, I will give you this letter. Bring it to Eperdur in the San d'Orian Cathedral. I am sure he will give you a reward. May the gates of paradise open for you.


Virnage in the Bastok Mines sends you to Garliage Citadel to search for a bucket of paint. On the first level of the Citadel, search for the ??? around G-8 or H-8. It is usually hidden near a large rock. Examine it to get the paint. Return the paint to Virnage, who then sends you to Eperdur in San d'Oria to get a scroll of Teleport-Dem.


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# Mar 23 2009 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
Left, Left, Right, Right worked for me. Small room with bats, ??? was in back right corner from entrance. Clicked, got paint, warped out.
Fast + closest location for ???
# Oct 21 2008 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
Walked into garlaige citadel and got it in less then 30 seconds. Here is one of the locations of the "???". It's JUST past the entrance. So close. I guess It was by luck because I came here planning on getting lost as hell.

Go down the steps at the entrance. Go straight, take first door on left. Go through that door and through the next door also, there the skeletons are. It's behind a rock on the floor in that room.
# May 08 2008 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
Its official its: Fame lv 4
# Dec 01 2007 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
You need at least 6 fame proly why most u cant do it
Garliage directons
# Nov 11 2007 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
THE TOP DIRECTIONS ARE B.S. I went in to Garliage and took a left, left, right and its not even close to the "???" paint. THE CORRECT WAY IS THIS>>> When you go down the steps YOU GO STRAIGHT, FIRST ROOM YOU COME TO TAKE 1 LEFT INTO ROOM THERE IS AN OPEN DOOR TO THE NEXT ROOM WHICH HAS THE STONE AND "???" BEHIND IT. ITS THAT EASY.
Garliage directons
# Jan 31 2009 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
Thats because the ??? is random on where it spawns......
I hate it
# Oct 13 2007 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
This quest is stupid. I can find the ??? no problem, but all it says is "it's just a pile of rubble". is there any reason why I can't get the paint?
yes I have the quest flagged and no I don't have the paint already.
I hate it
# Jun 06 2008 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
it hates you
the ??? room
# Aug 15 2007 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
i heard that the room with the ??? had the bomb mob in it witch agrro by sight is that true cus if it is then how will i press on the ??? with out getting aggrofiyed by the bombs. >.>

P.S. ive got the map so wuts the pos of this room.
the REAL way.
# Jul 07 2007 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
Some of the descriptions are very vague. I hope this helps anyone in some trouble. OK.

1) head down the stairs once you enter garlaige citadel until you come to the first choice you have to make, Left right or stright on. TAKE A LEFT.

2) as you head along this corridor you will come to a fork juntion. TAKE A LEFT.

3)You will come to a straight left or right turn again. TAKE A RIGHT.

4) Straight on a bit, and a hole will block your way, with a left and right turn available. TAKE A RIGHT.

5) You are now in the room of the ???. Just tab around and you should find it with ease.

I hope this helps anyone who is as confused as i was reading some of these posts. PS the ??? will disapear once you click it. but will respawn shortly afterwards.
the REAL way.
# Sep 09 2007 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
i think this has multiple spawns. i followed your directions and the ??? was on the other side of the wall. this map shows where it spawned for me.
The ???
# Jun 15 2007 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
The ??? is on the first floor.
# Jun 07 2007 at 2:11 PM Rating: Decent
Start: 0 fame in Bastok
No previous Teleport quests started/obtained

35 stacks of Millioncorn = Rank 5 fame.

Quest given/accepted.

Level 48 Ranger; 1 beetle aggroed but I shadowbinded it and touched the ??? then warped. Beetle was EP so I could have raped it anyways.

Done and done -- easy money.
Where to find the paint
# Mar 22 2007 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
Once you're in Garlaige, head down the steps until you run into a 4-way intersection. Go straight through.
You'll notice a big hole in the floor right after to passages to the left and right. Take the left one.
There should be Funnel Bats, along with another passage on the other side of the room. Go in that passage.
This room will have Skeletons, along with the ??? for the paint. It's on your left immediately walking into this room.
# Nov 03 2006 at 5:36 AM Rating: Decent
33 posts
OMG this quest is horrible if you've never been to Garliage Citadel before! I did this last night as my 33 WHM / 16 BLM. Got there ok, stood outside and did Stoneskin, Blink, Protect II, etc, and I brought along some Prism Powders and Silent Oils, just in case of any magic aggro. I wandered around the hallways with Sneak and Invis for the longest time, avoiding all the holes, which btw, are very easy to see.

Checked all the rooms I found, saw no ??? and eventually got p****d off and shouted to see if anyone knew where the ??? was. A few shouts came back saying it was a random pop, and then another saying it wasn't, and an invite. I joined the party, and the high level player told me to follow her. Within seconds, we were in a room with a small rock (?) on the floor. It was behind there, and I clicked on it and got the paint! Woo hoo!! (Or so I thought....)

I was trying to get my menu up so I could trade her a small reward for helping me, (she didn't ask for this but I thought it was necessary!) and my Sneak wore off, just as it did that, the other player went about her business as she didn't know I was in the process of trading with her, and the next thing I knew, a skeleton is staring at me. I knew that look, and sure enough, it started hitting me. I was trying to use my Instant Warp scroll, but it wouldn't activate. My SS, Protect, and Shell had also worn off, so it only took 3 hits for me to pop my clogs. In the meantime, the player who'd helped me heard what was going on, bounded into the room and started fighting the skeleton, which was then joined by another one. She slept them, and cast Raise on me, but they then woke up and killed me again! I ended up going back to my HP, I'd de-levelled, but I got the paint, so that was the main thing. In the panic, though, I didn't even get a chance to look at my map and see where we found it. :(

I was a little annoyed at the way it went, so I didn't even bother finishing the quest. I went back to Virnage and got the letter, but then I switched to the Bard job I'd unlocked earlier (easiest quest in the world!!) and played with that for a bit. Want to try the other Teleport quests this weekend, but I'm going to work on my WHM and get it waaaaayy above where I was last night so I don't de-level again! :(

Moral of the story: If you're not at a non-aggro level, as soon as you're done and have the paint, WARP THE HELL OUT!!!!

Edited, Nov 3rd 2006 at 5:39am PST by gigglys
Easy as Pie
# Oct 04 2006 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
This quest was pretty easy. Most of the mobs were being pulled by parties. It took me not even 5 minutes to get in Sneak/Invis find it and Warp out. I was glad it was easy.
Holla was a pain. Lucky I had my fiance to help me out with that.
Pretty Easy
# Oct 01 2006 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
Quest is actually pretty easy, in fact this one was easier than Holla. 31RDM/WHM(me) 30WHM/BLM(was 31 de-leveled doing Holla) and 34WHM/BLM sneak and invisible. Found it behind the rock, Dropped Invisible and got it recast and left. Only one death and that was from level 34 falling through a whole and not being able to Warp about in time. Bats Aggro on Sound so when you have to drop invisible make sure sneak is still up.
# Sep 07 2006 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
Some people said you need rank5 fame to get this...that is a lie. I have rank4 bastok fame and i received the quest. Actually, I always believed it only required rank3 fame. It might, I'm not sure.
Dem Quest...
# Jul 30 2006 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
Ok... Did this with an old charactor a few years ago.... You need max fame pretty much.... at least 5. This is pretty easy quest... But you must have invis... and the other spells.... So at least White mage 34 or so....By the way i have noticed that at least in fiary there or no taxies.... This is a wonderful way to make a little extra gil....
Getting the Quest
# Jul 27 2006 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
I have Fame Lvl 4 in Bastok but still can't get the quest. A couple of people seem to have the same problem as well.

Has anyone noticed they needed to finish another quest before this one will be given?

Edited, Jul 27th 2006 at 1:47am EDT by SlamSlam
What lvl
# Jul 13 2006 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
At what lvl do u recmond a whm do it at cause im a lvl 30 WHM and i dont have the scoll of invisablity yet.
What lvl
# Aug 12 2006 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
Invisible is a lv 25 whm spell
# Jul 04 2006 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
do you have to have the Tele Halla Quest done before this one ot not?
# Jul 05 2006 at 6:20 PM Rating: Decent
Holla, and no. I did this one without having done any of the other tele-quests.
# Jul 04 2006 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
Yo Do you have to have the Tele Halla Quest done before you can start this one or not?
# Jun 24 2006 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
I already had this quest in my list, and just went for it. I got to Garliage and Sneaked and Invisied to a room at (G-8). I targeted the ??? immediately, however, it was in the room right next to it. I headed to that room, dropped Invisi, examined the ??? for the paint, and warped. Not hard at all.
# Jun 14 2006 at 3:44 PM Rating: Excellent
357 posts
It seems this guide was written rather hastily, so here are a few clarifications.

1: You must have Bastok Fame of level 4 or greater. The best quest for leveling fame is http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/quests.html?fquest=180 . Trade Boyahda Moss, it gives more fame than Corn, which gives more fame than Cabbage.

2: Virmage in Bastok Mines starts this quest. He can be a bit tricky to find. Enter the Bat's Liar on the upper level, go down the hall, he is in the last room.

3: The ??? for the paint is always in the same place. The guide implies that the ??? moves around; it does not. It is very clearly marked at http://www.ffxi-atlas.com/nav/?act=show&id=garlaige_citadel .

Edited, Wed Jun 14 15:36:12 2006
# Jan 02 2007 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks for the rewritten update you have clearly posted for the tele-Dem Quest. The old one was irratating to go by lol.
dudes cmon
# May 17 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
hes in the inn last room the teledem scroll quest guy that is

Edited, Wed May 17 10:47:42 2006
Fame Checker
# Apr 29 2006 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
Where is the person that you can check your fame?
RE: Fame Checker
# May 05 2006 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
In front of the Steaming Sheep restaurant in Port Bastok.
Cannot find NPC
# Apr 23 2006 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
Okay I cannot find the NPC. From everything I read he should be by the gate to exit bastok to give quest. Am I looking in wrong place.
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