Save My Son (Beastmaster Flag Quest)  

Start Area: Lower Jeuno
Start NPC:Dietmund (G - 11)
Type:Job Related
Related Areas:Qufim Island
Upper Jeuno
Min Level:30
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:2100
Reward:Beast Master Flag
(Average from 39 ratings)
Items Required:Night Flowers
Title Obtained:Animal Trainer
Items Granted:Beast Whistle
Last Updated: Wed Sep 27 04:00:34 2006

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Dietmund is at G-11, in the house right above the chocobo stables. He will come out when you open the merchant's door and ask you to bring him some night flowers. Then go to the the Upper Jeuno Chocobo Stables and talk to Shallot.

To get the flowers, you need to go to Qufim Isle and look for a path down the cliff at location F-8 (you can't get flower while invis). Wait for nightfall (22:00) and then walk down the path and look for the glowing nightflowers. The flowers is guarded by a Kraken; no worries, have Sneak casted on yourself or use a Silent Oil and you will be perfectly safe. Click on the flower and it will trigger a cut scene. After the cutscene, go talk to the sick kid at his house, then go talk to Brutus at the Chocobo house in Upper Jeuno and you will be flagged to be able to change jobs to Beastmaster. If you go back to where you first spoke to Dietmund, his now healthy son will give you a Beast Whistle and 2100 gil. After you receive the money and whistle you may go to Brutus (Upper Jeuno, G-7 at the Chocobo Stables) and speak to him.

Quest Series

This is part of the job flag quest series. Other quests of the series include:

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Easy to find to help
# Aug 20 2004 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
255 posts
The fact still remains that there are always a good number of very high level fishermen on the cliffs by the kraken.

I just went with my 30 WHM, and while sitting on the path, waiting for nighttime to make my move, a very nice WHM in full AF came by, took me down, and killed the thing with ease, then stayed there with me until the flowers glowed.

My case might have been particularly lucky, but either way, if you're courteous enough, it shouldn't be hard to find some help there.
# Aug 14 2004 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
1,015 posts
but thf is my main...
/end cry
time to break out the silent oils and instant warp scroll.
RE: but...but...
# Aug 15 2004 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
414 posts
If THF is your main, use Perfect Dodge and away you go. Also, you can use Flee to get away faster. Either way - that is a method I was told to use and it works with level 1 THF cuz it is 2hr.

Now-a-days, however, someone will most likely have killed or tamed the kraken by the time you get there anyway. That's how it happened for me. I couldn't get a WHM or RDM to sneak me and when I just went before time ran out, I saw a BST leading the kraken away. Free flowers.

# Aug 09 2004 at 12:24 AM Rating: Default
I got a question..
can I kill kraken with some1 else? in pt?
rdm 28,whm 10,war 10,thf 5,blk 6,mnk 2
RE: Question!!
# Aug 09 2004 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
210 posts
Kraken is a level 40 mob, he's not an NM, he's an NNM much like the Rams.

I went with a 2 30 WARs, a 30 WHM and 57 PLD and killed him for fun. But you don't have to kill him, you can use sneak, grab your flower and run.

Edited, Mon Aug 9 04:13:32 2004
# Aug 04 2004 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
167 posts
derox, i know im a bit late but that is the funniest story ive ever read, those punks got what they deserved.

Anyway when i did this i just ran out with a lvl 1 something and when i got there the kraken wasn't there so it was the easiest adv for me to get.
# Jul 31 2004 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
Can I make a correction?

After the cutscene, instead of going to Brutus at the Chocobo Stables first, you must go back to Dietmund's house. After you get the Bird Whistle and 2100 gil, you can now go to Brutus at the Chocobo Stables. You will recieve Beastmaster after the cutscene with Brutus.
RE: Correction
# Aug 21 2004 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts

I went to Brutus first. Notting happened. Went to Dietmund to get the cash and Whistle and went back to Brutus and I was flagged for Bst.
# Jul 27 2004 at 4:42 PM Rating: Excellent
830 posts
Did it as a Level 38 Monk. Ate my Kabobs, Used Dodge and Focus, Used 100 Fists and ran in fighting. It was a short fight with me on the winning side."

I think if you beat up an octopus with hand to hand, your title should be "Popeye".


RE: octupus
# Apr 20 2005 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
woohoo !!!!!! pong.....
played that the first time about hmmm 30 years ago . roflmao !!! age doesn't matter guys n gals it's whether or not you enjoy what your doing .
RE: octupus
# Apr 20 2005 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
woohoo !!!!!! pong.....
played that the first time about hmmm 30 years ago . roflmao !!! age doesn't matter guys n gals it's whether or not you enjoy what your doing .
RE: octupus
# Aug 14 2004 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
you don't need to kill the octopus though.
RE: octupus
# Aug 10 2004 at 12:48 AM Rating: Excellent
635 posts
Too funny... ok... so I hereby dub the "Popeye, the octipus killin' man."

I wonder how many ppl reading this have ever seen popeye. >.< makes me feel old.

Lusiphur <Alexander>
RE: octupus
# Sep 10 2004 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
LOL... I'm in the same boat as you. I am 27 and a lot of the people i have seen on here who i have told my age to are saying "OMG you are old... why are you playing this" I have been playing FF since the very first one and I dont think I will quit.
RE: octupus
# Sep 23 2004 at 9:22 AM Rating: Excellent
191 posts
I feel your pain... *sniff*
So what, we had space invaders! 8-)

Edited, Thu Sep 23 10:41:44 2004
RE: octupus
# Jan 04 2005 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
Here's to those of us that remember there were video games before the NES.......
RE: octupus
# Jan 17 2005 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
ahhh, the good old days of coleco vision with river raid, pole position, dig dug, and burger time.
RE: octupus
# Jan 19 2005 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
361 posts
Eh...that new-fangled coleco.
Here's to the the Atari 2600. Missile Command for hours.

Or the first home video game I played....
Here's to Pong! 0.o

*coughs dust*
Super Easy Quest
# Jul 26 2004 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
95 posts
Wow! Just did this in like 10 minutes. Mostly running. This was easier than the Dark Flag Quest. Mainly did it because needed the gil. Just got some silent oil, ran in and ran out. However the Kraken was there at 20:00, but didn't bother me:)
Easy Quest
# Jul 26 2004 at 1:17 PM Rating: Default
59 posts
I finished this quest very easily. I was a level 30 WHM at the time and I cast Sneak on myself prior to following the path down to the flowers. I never saw the Kraken. It was exactly 22:02 on the clock.
Stupid Kraken hiding from me
# Jul 25 2004 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
When i got down to the night flowers I see no Krakens so im like sweet a high lvl must have killed it. I walk back all the to the zone and I see him slaughtering every person there. When I thought I had a chance the Kraken killed me =/. O well at least i still got my beastmaster.
# Jul 23 2004 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
205 posts
Everytime i do this and initiate the cutscene in Qufim, my computer locks up... it's done it twice, and i haven't gotten the flag... ; ; is there anything i can do to remedy it?
RE: Freeze
# Jul 26 2004 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
get a better computer. :)
silly quifm
# Jul 23 2004 at 12:01 PM Rating: Excellent
371 posts
After putting off beast for some time i decided to try this as a 40mnk/18war (for voke in case it agroed a low lvl trying to do quest)
I make my way there killing wights and giants and other thigns that kill people in quifm commonly. I get there and see him kinda out of place then i see sumone yell (not call) help lol. apparntly a group of 24s thought he would be good exp >.< . Any way i run down and tell them to call for help they say no its our xp just voke it so it hits you instead! I reply: i cant you ahve it engaged i cannot target it, they say stop playin and voke it thats how power lvling works u ***!! at this time their monk gets agro and goes down, so now very angry they begin yelling F*** U S*** HEAD! VOKE THE KRAKEN U NOOB!!! i again say calll for help or disengage it and i will. Needless tos ay they don't and all die i walk up and kill it then go down and begin waiting for flowers whiel calling for a raise. they get raised and start yelling at me again telling me how noob i am after the whm that raised them hears the story he walks off. they continue yelling to me when i hear HEY NOOBS LEARN TO PLAY THE GAME AND SHUT UP! i turn to see the whm(raiser) running in with a ghost a giant and a wight. then stoneskin, blink, warp ^_^. the mobs turn and destroy the group of 24s and one de lvls. i get my flowers and opt for the ride home scince ide rather not risk a very un likely but possible death. i see the group in town and 2 have de lvled :/

Do i feel bad about it? NO. lol i got bst 2100gil and a whistle and the classic "know-it-all group of noobs" got what they deserved :)
RE: silly quifm
# Jan 04 2005 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
I saw this same thing not too long ago but it was a SMN not a WHM.... needless to say a WHM will never train better than a avatar :) It doesn't matter if you see it or read it this is funny! You helped longer than I would and I am one of the nicest WHM you'll ever meet.....rate up! keep up the good work and have fun with BST
RE: silly quifm
# Aug 10 2004 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
635 posts
I so wish I had been there to see that but alas I'm on a different server and wasprolly nowhere near there even if it had been my server.

Nice to hear that idiot n00bs who have the balls to call someone else on their own stupidity do get whats comin' to them sometimes tho.

Lusiphur <Alexander>
RE: silly quifm
# Jul 26 2004 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
LMAO!!!! That's frikin great! If you see that whm again make sure to give 'em a /hurray for me.
# Jul 22 2004 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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if u go EXACTLY at 22:00 zoom thru the cutscene ull have enuf time to run out before it even arrives! lol unfortunately i was too stupid lol and i had to wait 10 mins for usmone to kill it
Mecorx - Ifrit 75WAR/75WHM [Retired]
Mecorx - Odin 99WAR/99WHM/99DNC [Retired]
Save my Son?
# Jul 17 2004 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
Isnt the real name for this quest called Save my son? or it might be help my son or something becuase it sounds exacly alike excenpt the guys son is not involved in this quest, so is it the same?
RE: Save my Son?
# Sep 22 2004 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
53 posts
Yes the quest is called Save my Son. Thing is, completing this quest also completes a quest given to you at the end of Chocobo's Wounds (chocobo license) given to you by Brutus that never appears in your quest log until complete. This is called Path of the Beastmaster. When he says "You may even be able to be a Beastmaster one day," that's the beginning of Path of the Beastmaster. Odd how that works isn't it?

Edited, Wed Sep 22 14:45:56 2004
RE: Save my Son?
# Oct 28 2004 at 5:45 AM Rating: Default
817 posts
hmmm....pretty interesting.

/rate up for random useless knowledge ^^
THF 2hr for the win
# Jul 11 2004 at 6:00 AM Rating: Default
386 posts
This was so very easy. Took my lvl1 THF (glad now i didnt level it) and a pair of Bronze Subligar to Qufim and waited just out of the reach of the Kraken for nightfall. Activated Perfect Dodge and got the cutscene. It wore off not long after and the Kraken smacked me for 260 dmg :D
RE: THF 2hr for the win
# Jul 18 2004 at 4:58 PM Rating: Decent
i love your style man /clap
Easier than i thought ^^
# Jun 29 2004 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
Since i found out the last days in Quifim i'm not going to be happy with my NIN (lvl22)/THF i decided to do the BST quest before leaving Jeuno. Read all info here, changed to THF (lvl31) and sj NIN. Being exited about doing an AJ quest all alone for the first time i did Utsutsemi: Ichi on me just to make sure ^^ Got the quest and went over to F-8 at daytime, then looked where the path is, and went back to a spot above where i was able to look down the cliff and see the kraken there. A 60+ SAM was fishing down there in front of the kraken (I thought "woot, he will help me", but he left around 21:30 lol).
I just stood there and waited for time to go by. When nighttime started, two banshees spawned in sight and i watched them closely, ready to take silent oil if needed. When the clock hit 21:55, i took silent oil, went by the banshees, down the path, right into the kraken (who didnt take notice) and clicked the flowers which were already blooming (was down there around 22:05 i think).
After the cut scene my sneak had not wear off, and i just ran back to Jeuno, sneak lasted until like the last third of the tunnel. Secs later i was in Jeuno and finished the quest.
I LOVED the story btw., real cute how the Choco and Dietmund the beastmaster acted in there ^^
After writing this i'm going to try out my new profession :-)
yet another alternative
# Jun 23 2004 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
175 posts
Sorry if this has already been covered. My experience was a such:

When our Qufim party broke up the other night our SMN wanted to go complete the BST quest. I also needed the flower so I told him I'd go with him. We strolled down there and found the Kraken to be at home. I had utsemei up and enough of a buffer to stand dying so I just ran in there. The Kraken took out one of my shadows as I clicked the flowers to get the cutscene. As soon as I was into the cutscene I lost aggro of the monster. When the cutscene ended I got aggro back but was able to not only successfuly run from the Kraken, I also lead him far enough away for a few other people to get the flowers too :-)

In short, this is an easy way for several people to complete the quest at once without sneak and without buying silent oil. Alternately I guess you could sacrafice a summons or something to keep him busy while you get the cutscene *shrug*.


Mithra 32RNG/25NIN/32WAR/15THF/15MNK Windhurst, Bismarck
Directions to get there
# Jun 20 2004 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
First get the quest, .. blah blah blah then go to Qufim.
Get thru the first big tunnel with the dancing waeapons etc etc until you see a big giant open path with giants crabs worms and so on. go Left and all the way left.you should be at the sea. then go fowawrd until the path splits up into left and right. go left. keep on going until you see a way down(its on the left side) then wait for 21:00 - 22:00 then check the flowers(itll be real shiny and glowy and cool looking. then go back to the dietmands house, get your rewward, go to Brutus(the guy who gave you the chocobo lisense) and you have finished the quest :)

Note: there may be a octopus in the way(when you get the nightflowers)
Note#2:the quest is considered on your quest dialog, complete once you get the beast whistle and 2.1k gil, but you need to go to the brutus person to get BST

Edited, Sun Jun 20 15:53:58 2004
# Jun 20 2004 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
this quest is so easy i went as a lvl 2 thf and waited till it was night and the flowers where there for me they appeared at 23:00. I used perfect dodge and just a run for the flowers kraken coul'nt touch me and i got the cut scene.
# Jun 19 2004 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
this quest was pretty easy. just had to keep sneak/invis up through qufim and sneak for the kraken. one of the easiest advanced job flag quests i've done. completed as a 30whm/15blm.

Edited, Sun Jun 20 00:25:44 2004
wow there's a kraken there?
# Jun 03 2004 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
389 posts
i had no idea. i went there earlier this am to find 2 other ppl waiting for the flowers to bloom. i didn't suspect a monster would be there. thankfully the other 2 ppl there must've obviously taken out the kraken.
2 Titles
# May 28 2004 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
3,215 posts
argh pressed enter ^^;

The BST quest gives 2 titles, first when you get the flowers you get Life Saver, then when you talk to Brutus you get Animal Trainer

Edited, Fri May 28 14:24:15 2004
Faught it
# Apr 10 2004 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
I am a lvl 43 drg/war with pretty good equipment on. I wanted to try bst so i went to do the quest. When i got the kraken he checked easy prey low evasion and defense, boy was that wrong! It started off fine, i hit it for 120 and dragon hit for 40, he hit me for around 50. I was gona win then it used power cross..... BOOM 290 life gone. It got very close then i missed and he got a critical... one dead dragoon and a kraken with 10 life left dancing over my dead body. I do not suggest soloing this until past lvl 45 for a meele job. Theres not much real point anyway with sneak but if you want to solo i think you should wait until past 45.
RE: Faught it
# Aug 01 2004 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
40drg/19thf at the time -- thinking it would be a tough fight, I killed a bunch of snips, wights, bats in the area till i had near full tp and hp. Took a while, but it happened. Piddled around until night time, then went down to where the kraken spawns. I engage immediately, hit it once, turn around and high jump, wait for it to turn around toward my wyvern. Sneak Attack Double Thrusted it for about 1/4 of it's health and then i con it and it's only a decent.

Yeah, it wasn't exactly a hard fight. Didn't even use food.
RE: Faught it
# Jul 09 2004 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
1,222 posts
Depends on your Melee job.

Did it as a Level 38 Monk. Ate my Kabobs, Used Dodge and Focus, Used 100 Fists and ran in fighting. It was a short fight with me on the winning side.
This is fun
# Apr 04 2004 at 5:24 AM Rating: Excellent
1. I have done the chocobo quest.
2. I am level 33.
3. I picked the flowers at night with silent oil.
4. I witnessed the Dietmund-Chocobo cutscene where the Chocobo digs up the flowers.
5. I did not get transported back to Jeuno, I had to warp back
6. I went to Dietmund's home, clicked on the door, and The boy gave me the beastwhisle and ran off.
7. I was awarded 2100 gil, the beast whistle.
8. The quest shows as completed in my quest list.
9. The house now appears empty.
10. I do NOT have a beastmaster selection in my Job Levels nor can I change job to beastmaster in my moogle house.
11. What can I do?

I figued it out. You got to talk to Brutus in the Chocobo stables to get the flag.

Edited, Sun Apr 4 06:29:50 2004
RE: This is fun
# Jun 04 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
Good job on editing your post saying you figured it out. =)
easy way to get flowers
# Mar 27 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
easiest thing ive ever done, used my thf's 2 hour, currently at lvl 15 but whatevo, kraken couldnt hit me and it was a straight run to the zone ^^
RE: easy way to get flowers
# Jun 08 2004 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
What did the people that you zoned the Kraken to do? (buy silent oils next time)
Help From A BST?
# Mar 18 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
166 posts
I accidentally wandered near the kraken once, but before it could notice me a BST came up to it and charmed it and started killing all the mobs in sight.
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