I'll Take The Big Box - NIN AF2  

Submitted by:Balth
Start Area: Norg
Start NPC:Ryoma (H - 8)
Prerequisites:20 In Pirate Years - NIN AF1
Related Areas:Mhaura
Port Bastok
Related Mobs:Enagakure
Ensetsu (I - 5)
Min Level:50
Max Level:75
(Average from 4 ratings)
Items Required:Oak Pole
Items Granted:Ninja Hakama
This Quest is Repeatable
This Quest requires Zilart
Last Updated: Tue May 17 01:01:49 2011

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The trick box you brought back to Norg has been identified as a fake. Your assistance is required in finding the real box. Start your search by pressing Ensetsu in Bastok for more information.


Note: You must have completed the quest 20 in Pirate Years - NIN AF1 before you can get this quest.

First, buy or farm an Oak Pole, which you will need to complete this quest.

Head to H-8 in Norg and speak with Ryoma. He will tell you to find Ensetsu in Bastok.

Travel to I-5 in Port Bastok to find Ensetsu, who will tell you about Leodarion, who resides in Rabao.

Head to Rabao and find Leodarion. He will ask you for the Oak Pole. Give it to him, and then wait until the next Vanadiel day before you speak to him again. He will give you a key item Seance Staff and tell you to head to Mhaura.

In Mhaura, catch the boat at midnight. Once you have departed, head onto the deck and a NM Ghost named Enagakure will be there. Defeat it and Leodarion will meet you when the ship docks, giving you your Ninja Hakama.

Quest Series

This quest is part of the ninja artifact gear quest series. The full quest series includes:

This page last modified 2012-02-10 18:05:09.
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# Aug 14 2005 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
Correction: Must be lv51+ to obtain the quest.

Edited, Sun Aug 14 09:09:09 2005
RE: Correction
# Dec 28 2005 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
no i obtained it at 50, you must zone to obtain it after completing the previous ones.
# Jul 22 2005 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
I have nothing much to add to what has already been said, just my experience of this. I can the first night boat from Mhaura, was gonna try and solo (RNG63/NIN31) this but my friend (RNG71/NIN35) offered to join me. It was on deck straight away and another party was there for it too. I Shadowbind to get the claim, then asked the other party if they wanted an alliance. In the time it took for the other party to reply and form alliance, this thing had died.

2x Barrage, a couple ranged attacks a Slug Shot and Sidewinder and he was gone.
# Jul 06 2005 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
50 posts
i am 50 nin, but ryoma just tells me "get outta my face..." why. i finished af1 yesturday
Oak poll
# Jun 30 2005 at 5:24 PM Rating: Excellent
408 posts
Need an oak poll for this which is lvl 40, not the oak staff which is lvl 39.
# Jun 27 2005 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
68 posts
Solo'd it as a 60 rdm/nin. close fight and time almost ran out. keep your buffs up and it can be slept for convert. got 43xp for it and he had me down to the red in hp and about 21 mp left. his average hits were 150 but if you are buffed up well then it wont matter. it will take at least half of the boat ride so save some mp for nukes. also make sure everyone who is wtching stays back because it do grave reel, an hp drain, from all who is near it.
good luck to you all!

Romy @ Seraph
# May 25 2005 at 8:37 PM Rating: Default
ok, i tried this as 75rng/33blm(warp to go home :), and when i got on there, ran up, shadowbind him, barraged for 1098 then slugged him for 1108 and he was dead, this thing is stupid easy probably only has 2k hp at the most
# Apr 23 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
494 posts
This was duo'ed by myself (63rdm/31blm at the time) and my bf 50nin/25war.

I pulled with Elemental Seal + Silence, which stuck and for quite awhile (only had to recast twice with no ES those times, stuck perfectly). I was smacked a bit at first (90-100 hp each) because I was more concerned with claiming him than I was with buffing. A quick provoke from my bf was all it took, I was able to stoneskin myself, blind, paralyze, slow, gravity and grabbed hate back while he swiped at the ghost. Pro4, shell and hasted us both, enfired myself.

We swapped hate back and forth, I kept up blink and it wasn't able to break through stoneskin the entire time. The ghost was dead in about two minutes and with the death brought cheers and congratulations from the rest of the boats passengers.
# Mar 14 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
Can u kill nm and get the af if i go as war66 and have the nin af2 quest or do i have to fight it as a nin
RE: ...
# Apr 01 2005 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
107 posts
I haven't done this quest myself, but judging from the umpteen times someone asked this same question, I would assume that it is okay to do the fight as any job.
# Feb 26 2005 at 10:04 PM Rating: Decent
153 posts
The information on this page is wrong. An Oak Pole is a lvl 40 stave. Not a level 39 stave. The lvl 39 stave is an Oak Staff. Would kinda suck if someone bought the wrong item =/
RE: Correction
# Mar 09 2005 at 3:18 PM Rating: Decent
189 posts
There's an AH in Rabao, it's linked to the Bastok AH as well.
RE: Correction
# Mar 29 2005 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
1,090 posts
Sandy, actually. Norg is linked to bastok.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 08 2005 at 10:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Acctually your both wrong. The AH are linked to who ever the region belongs to. So say if sandy owned norg place then norg place AH would be linked to sandys. same with any other region like Khazam and the other place you were talking about.
RE: Correction
# May 09 2005 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
600 posts
Hripthe was correct actually, regional control has nothing to do with the AH.

Norg AH = Bastok's
Rabao AH = Sanny's
Kazham AH = Windy's
Tavnazian Safehold, eventually, after much of CoP = Jeuno's
# Feb 25 2005 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
370 posts
This thing was stupid easy for me as my 62 sam. I brought some friends along just incase. I hit med and then 2 hour only got 3 ws off and it was dead. It hit me for a decent amount, about 80. but it died so fast it didnt matter. Any mele job should beable 2 solo this over 60 without a problem. After I killed it I though it was only one of the normal ghosts on the boat for a sec cuz it died so dang fast. Good Luck and if your on midgar and need help let me know.
# Jan 23 2005 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
Hey my main job is 67war/33nin do you think I could solo this? Also if I did this would it be possible to go as my warrior and still get the NM pop? I don't want to have to go with my Ninja and a bunch of other people if I don't have to. Basically I'm getting this for my Ninja but I want to know if I can go as my Warrior and get the NM and the item when I get off the boat even though I'm not there as my Ninja.
More Info
# Jan 22 2005 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
i had no help from anyone when i went to try and do this so i decided to try out a solo attempt in order to see how hard he really was.

I was 50 nin when i did this. He hits at a good pace, you really need to be on your toes when you fight him. Problem is when he starts hitting its almost like a double attack and he eats away shadows fairly quickly. He casts ice spikes and debuffs such as paralyze and sleepga as well as Drain which makes him hard to solo, as i found out.

He hits around 160 a hit when he gets through and he double attacks, which makes it even harder. His attack rate is not as slow as other people make it out to be. I would suggest another high level nin or a pld, although probably a pld would be best since they are more resistant to damage
Claim it
# Jan 06 2005 at 2:14 PM Rating: Good
726 posts
You'll want to claim this (the mob on the boat) as soon as humanly possible. Two JP players (a RDM and THF) claimed it when I boarded the boat and didn't even have the common decency to invite me to the party to get the quest done... so I had to wait another hour.

Aren't people just lovely?

Edited, Thu Jan 6 14:32:59 2005
Done with AF2
# Dec 18 2004 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
I just did this yesterday... lots of running around but the NM was easy as pie. Party: Drk60, WAR60, BLM64, RNG63... the RNG probly could've soloed it but i heard about some people that couldnt kill it with a lvl 70 so... i just wanted to make sure
# Dec 11 2004 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
my friend doesnt have an alaka account and wanted me to ask. If your inventory was full after the cutscene what do you do? ride ship again?
Buff Ghost
# Dec 06 2004 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
31 posts
Soloed this as a 71Thf/Nin. Didn't have to pop my 2-hour (wouldn't have done much good anyway >.> )
He hit like a ton of bricks (80-100), but didn't hit me that often. Cast sleep, which landed while I had shadows down. Also attempted to cast Tornado O_O which was interrupted.
# Dec 01 2004 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
im aboutt o do this wit me 51NIN,56DRG,56DRK,55WHM,60WHM u think i can win this fight?
RE: question
# Dec 02 2004 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
lol yes you will kill this thing with np he has very low def but hard hitting aoes
# Oct 30 2004 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
I just did this with my 61sam/rng and it was easy as pie :P I had a 38 whm friend healing me and didn't even need my 2h
if I'd been solo I probably woulda needed my 2h but still wouldn't have had much trouble
so I'd say any generic melee level 60+ can take it solo with their 2h or without 2h if they have a mage to keep them healed
I tried it earlier with my 50nin/war and got pwned so don't bother trying that unless you have a full party of 50+ with you
# Oct 27 2004 at 6:37 PM Rating: Default
sry for double post i was going to ask if a 5o nin 69drg and a 71blm can take it?
# Oct 27 2004 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
Choose High lvl Well
# Oct 24 2004 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
229 posts
Just thought would give you my experiences of this.

First time i tried I had the assistance of a lvl 72 blm. The fight lasted an awful long time and in the end time vs mp got the better of us. We both died but got it down to about 25% health.

Second time had a lvl 50blm and lvl 71pld along. This time fight was stupidly easy, in reality the pld could have easily solo'd this without breaking a sweat.

Apparently a full team of 55 can take..but I wouldnt be so sure of that, the AGA spells were really hitting hard and curse didnt help

Good luck to all

Btw I was lvl50 at the time of trying
Well that was overkill..
# Oct 17 2004 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
5,339 posts
Had a JP NIN in Jeuno ask for help on this. They couldn't get anyone so I called in a couple of people I knew.

L65 MNK (me)
L70+ SAM (he was showing off his Optical Hat)

We buffed at the ferry dock. Boat leaves. I run up to the deck, see NM. I run up and start hitting it. In the time it took everyone else to run outside, I had it almost to half HP, it hit me like twice. Sheer comedy. The other people were kinda annoyed cuz I called them all out for this when they wanted to go to bed! 8) It never even got a chance to use curse.
-Ssubzero on Ragnarok
which staff?
# Oct 16 2004 at 6:07 PM Rating: Decent
2,225 posts
Does this need the Oak STAFF which is a level 39, or the Oak POLE which is a level 40 item?

Guide is unclear here, and it really needs to not be, since there are two items similarly named.
My experience
# Aug 12 2004 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
I fought Engakure (NM Ghost) successfully twice tonight, both times I tanked.

First time we were supposed to havea 61 DRK helping us, but he missed the ship. Here was the party:
NIN50 (me), RDM55, WHM45, BRD50, THF55
We killed it fairly quickly, and I tanked. RDM died in the middle of the fight though, because the THF did SATA + Viper Bite off her, and the ghost did a special attack for a lot of damage ; ;

Second time we had:
NIN50 (me), NIN50, DRG50, WHM40, WHM61, and a high level PLD
The fight lasted a loooong time, but it's fairly easy to tank, since it doesn't attack all that fast, you can keep Utsusemi on almost the whole time.
There was a large crowd of people on the ship for that fight cheering us on ^^

edit: before you ask, since I'll probably never read this page again.
1) I don't know PLD level because he was wearing fishing gear and anon.
2) I did it twice because I was helping someone else the second time.

good luck! bye~

Edited, Fri Aug 13 00:52:55 2004
RE: My experience
# Aug 29 2004 at 3:24 PM Rating: Excellent
BST 64 with uncapped HQ familiar (I used funguar pet) can solo this easy.

So if you happen to see a bored BST, ask him for help :)
RE: My experience
# Feb 04 2005 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
hey wats ur name on Hades im on it and i would like to know who you are, never seen anyone else from my server. My name is Karnage.
Switching jobs for NM battle
# Jul 09 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
83 posts
as long as you get the quest as ninja from ryoma you can change to whatever job while on the ship, i switched jobs after ryoma and talked to ensetsu and leodarian as another job, got the key item from loedarian as another job, did the ship battle as another job and got the ninja AF in cutscene at end of boat ride as another job.

the ghost pops immediately, a high level blm immediately started killing it and we had to invite him to our party, so as soon as you can, rush up to the deck and engage it before someone else does lol
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