The Signpost Marks the Spot  

Start Area: Bastok Markets
Start NPC:Nbu Latteh (J - 9)
Prerequisites:Mom, the Adventurer?
Related Areas:Konschtat Highlands
Related Mobs:Nbu Latteh (J - 9)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 7 ratings)
Title Obtained:Treasure Scavenger
Items Granted:Linen Robe
Last Updated: Tue Sep 23 06:05:02 2008

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Find the key item buried under one of the signposts on the Konschtat Highlands and bring it to Nbu Latteh's house.


You must have completed Mom, the Adventurer? and have a Bastok Fame Level of 2 or higher to start this quest.

Talk to Nbu Latteh in Bastok Markets at (J-9) on Gold Street. Nbu has information about a treasure buried underneath a signpost in the Konschtat Highlands and wants you to find it for her.

Head to the (G-4)/(G-5) border of the Konschtat Highlands to find a signpost. Check the signpost to receive the "Painting of a Windmill" Key Item.

After obtaining the Key Item, go to Roh Latteh in Bastok Mines at (H-7). Talk to Roh to complete the quest and receive your reward, a Linen Robe.

Quest Series

This quest is a part of a series of quests offered by Nbu Latteh. See the list below for other quests in the series.

To read the transcripts for this quest, see The Signpost Marks the Spot Spoilers page.

This page last modified 2008-09-14 15:12:59.
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Wrong start level
# Jul 04 2006 at 11:19 PM Rating: Good
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It states above that you need to be a minimum of level 5 to get this quest. That's incorrect. My mule just received it at level 2.

Now to dodge everything in my path...lol.
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Wrong start level
# Sep 08 2007 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
No level requirement for this; obtainable at level 1. However, since you will always receive Mom the Adventurer instead of this quest whilst you are Fame 1, it is, by definition, required Fame 2. In this fashion it might also serve as a sort of mini fame guide; but of course you would have to complete Mom t A every time you got it, in order to check if you were fame 2 next time. Better used as a way to gather fame for such required fame 2 quests as Mean Machine, acquired in the Bastok Metalworks from Unlucky Rat. And of course, with a built-in alarm to tell you when to stop running it; soon as you stop getting MtA and receive Signpost instead, go do Mean Machine. test test test test test test test

Edited, Sep 8th 2007 11:38pm by VvAnarchangelvV

Edited, Sep 8th 2007 11:42pm by VvAnarchangelvV

Edited, Sep 8th 2007 11:46pm by VvAnarchangelvV
Guard is Looking?
# Aug 13 2005 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
If you've gone to Konschtat and got the key item, but when you talk to Nbu Lateh, she keeps saying that the guard is looking, and she needs to make a living, you need to go talk to her daughter, in Bastok Mines, like the first quest.
Roh Latteh
# Nov 13 2004 at 7:35 PM Rating: Decent
H-7 @ Door: House on the bottom not up on walk ways

Door is right of NPC Echo hawk.
RE: Roh Latteh
# Jan 22 2005 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
134 posts
Probaly should mention she's at H-7 of Bastok Mines.
Did it!
# Nov 02 2004 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
Done this quest with Fame 2 and Rank 2 at lvl 10 I done about 20 quest including doing the 1st part of this twice. Hope this helps
Can't finish it
# Jun 30 2004 at 9:52 AM Rating: Default
Ok, I have no idea what my fame level is or any of that, but I was able to get the quest. I then went to Windurst to do some quests and level my mages. Came back to Bastok and on my way remembered about the signpost thing, so stopped off at the first signpost I saw and got the key item. Went into town, talked to Nbu and all she says is that some guard is looking at her. I can't figure out how to FINISH this quest. I've tried talking to her at night, during the day, at dusk, on several different days, but still nothing. Any ideas?

Nevermind... Supposed to talk to Roh, not Nbu to finish the quest. I skipped over that part of the instructions.

Edited, Thu Jul 1 12:46:54 2004
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 11 2004 at 7:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Give it to Roh Latteh not Nbu u dumbass
# Apr 12 2004 at 3:42 PM Rating: Default
At lvl 8 she offered me the quest, and I only finished Mission 1.
I did do a crapload of the other quests, including the copper ring only once, and a bunch of repeatables.
She offered this to me, when I went to try repeating the ring. No dice.
Anyways, I searched G4-G5 like a madman and all I found was death.
Not bad considering I didnt want to walk all the way back anyways. Haha, 11 sux with this long distance garbage
RE: quest
# Jul 10 2004 at 12:19 PM Rating: Decent
6,424 posts
The sign is the first thing you see when coming from dunes. I don't know the exact coordinates, but roadsigns tend to be next to the road...
Don't have that much fame...
# Apr 07 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
715 posts
I have level 3 fame and I have already started and completed this quest.

I have no idea how, but I just thought I'd throw that out.
RE: Don't have that much fame...
# Oct 25 2004 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
367 posts
Ok here is my problem. I have the quest, got the painting, but she wont take it. She keeps saying that the guard is looking, and she needs to make a living. Any help?
no level required
# Jan 30 2004 at 7:16 PM Rating: Default
I used a lvl one Galka warrior. I did the ring quest about 10 times and then got this quest. I'm still lvl 1 so the description of the quest is wrong. You can get this at level one.
RE: no level required
# Feb 19 2004 at 4:40 PM Rating: Default
minimum level on ALL OF THE QUESTS basically just means you will die if you try to do it before that level... going into Konschtat highlands for any reason at level 1 is just dumb.... yes of course you can avoid aggro and do it but why not wait?
RE: no level required
# Sep 02 2005 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
84 posts
might have something to do with not losing exp... . Let's see....linen robe can be used at level 12 --still a level that you can die to in the highlands--, but of course, since he's a level 1 warrior, he couldn't need a linen robe....

Not like there's some kind of flying mouse thingy that changes your job in some magical {Bastok Residential Area}, kupopo.
reading her letter
# Jan 19 2004 at 11:30 PM Rating: Default
One thing to consider for those of you who have not gotten the quest is whether or not you "read" the letter from her daughter. If you open up the key items menu and read the letter, then Nbu Lattah's response is a bit different. I recommend not reading the letter if you want a second quest; not sure if it affects it or not though.
RE: reading her letter
# Jan 31 2004 at 12:38 PM Rating: Default
if u read the letter from the first quest, she only pays you 100gil, you can still get this quest. if you cannot, then you probly dont have the fame. gl
Problems with quest
# Jan 16 2004 at 4:52 PM Rating: Default
If you seem to have lots of fame, and have finished the first quest, and still don't seem to be able to get this quest, then your problem is likely to be as follows:

You picked up the 1st quest again some time ago, and now she won't give you the 2nd quest since you have the 1st quest in progress again. Unfortunetely, it is VERY hard to tell this is the case since your quest log will show the first quest as "completed" and she won't say anything different to you.

If this is your problem, simply go buy a copper ring, and give it her daughter again. You should get another letter. Return and give that to Nbu, then exit the zone, return and talk to Nbu again. You should now be able to get this quest.
time of day?
# Dec 28 2003 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
I tried to attain quest and was turned down. I logged for the day. Today I log on and hola he gives me the quest, which was great cause i planed on doing the crystal line mission, signpost all in one trip. My two gil hope it helps someone.
Got it long ago...
# Dec 14 2003 at 2:25 AM Rating: Default
247 posts
I took my Galka Monk, with a few quests and missions under his belt one was the ring (Mom, the Adventurer?) without reading the letter (I did it for the gil) and got this quest the first time I asked... at the time I was not even close to being able to use the robe... or brave the Highlands for that matter...

I think I was level 9 at the time...
# Nov 30 2003 at 1:21 PM Rating: Default
Got it after 8 or 9 quests done.
# Nov 29 2003 at 6:46 AM Rating: Default
Planning on changing the defense on the robe anytime soon? it isnt a 19 defense robe attainable at level 12... =/
# Nov 25 2003 at 10:45 AM Rating: Default
I've done like almost every quest in bastok and the flint stone one like 5 times, am lvl 34, and still can't get this quest lol
# Nov 19 2003 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
LV9 red mage, 9 quests done, upto about rank 2.3 and got it first time I spoke to Nbu after completing the previous quest.
RE: re:
# Nov 19 2003 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
56 posts
Did u get a letter from thre kid or a painting?
# Nov 19 2003 at 4:45 AM Rating: Default
I still can't get this quest.

12 BLM, 28 quests completed, accepted mission 6 (2-3), already finished the copper ring quest.

Any ideas on the trigger?
RE: ???
# Nov 22 2003 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
you need fame. i have only done 12 quests in town, did the ring one 3 times during my questing. and i now have my Linen Robe
quest name
# Nov 14 2003 at 11:57 PM Rating: Default
I don't know if the quest names have been changed recently, but a few of these quest names just don't match the names in my quest log. This one for example is called "The Signpost Marks the Spot". Quest names don't vary between race or class, do they?
it is not 19 def
# Nov 11 2003 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
the robe is 10 def
what letter are you talking about?
# Nov 10 2003 at 7:08 AM Rating: Default
you're not doing the right quest.

she will NOT give you the quest till you have enough fame... do other smaller quest to increase fame.

she DEFINITELY will not give you this quest till you finish her first quest. giving her daughter a copper ring.

the item you need to get is a KEY ITEM painting... not letter.
RE: what letter are you talking about?
# Nov 17 2003 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts

SO i keep doing it until i get a paininting instead of a letter?

Ref the fame.. how much need I and how do i know how much i have..

Edited, Mon Nov 17 00:50:46 2003
Ok I give up
# Nov 10 2003 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
This quest is either broken or something is terribly un-clear

I went from lvl 11 through 12 from mission 0 through 3-3 to become rank 2.
Got a ring 10x etc ..I have read and not read the letter...

It does NOT give me the quest BAH!

If someone knows what is going on I'd appreciate it cause i want that robe :)

Edited, Mon Nov 10 00:41:39 2003
fame is from rank?
# Nov 09 2003 at 3:18 AM Rating: Default
I got this mission at level 8 after doing the copper ring one (I read the letter). I've done 13 different 'quests' (some of them more than once) but my rank from 'missions' is just 1 because I got that quadav mission with all the body parts and haven't got all the body parts yet. So if you need low fame, then fame is rank and not quest related maybe?
RE: fame is from rank?
# Nov 17 2003 at 12:30 AM Rating: Default
I've done 13 quests AND finished the Quadav Part mission, making me rank 2. I'm a level 11 WM at the moment, and Nbu still doesn't give me the quest for the robe. Yes, I finished the copper ring quest, but I bought a ring instead of creating one. Perhaps we need to create a ring instead of buying one? Any thoughts/experiences?

Dil @ Midgardsormr (11 WM)
RE: fame is from rank?
# Dec 18 2003 at 8:48 AM Rating: Default
Keep doing the ring quest until she offers it to you. Your fame goes up each time you complete it, so she'll let you know when you'rr famous enough -- BTW -- to all you black mages and/or gil hunters, once she gives you this quest, you're famous enough to do the warp scroll quest in the metal works. :D
# Nov 08 2003 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts

reached lvl 12 .. no change.. read and unread the letter.. Finished the 2nd part to get to lvl 2 mission rank (1-3)(accepted but not finished) which requires gettign the bodyparts from gustaves :)

Just having done the 1st quest doesn't let you start this one.

I'm lvl12+ with 1st missions done.
I tried both not reading and reading Roh's msg
I went to the signpost and it only show directions :(
Starting gustaves bodypart mission (1-3)

Edited, Mon Nov 10 00:04:00 2003
Starting requirements
# Nov 08 2003 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
56 posts
As asked b4 just having done the 1st quest
doesn't let you start this one.

I'm lvl11+ with no "fame" missions done.
I tried both not reading and reading Roh's msg
I went to the signpost and it only show directions :(
Starting 1st mission now

If anybody know what the starting req's are it would be nice.. OR if soemthing specific needs to happen at the signpost..
Mission 4 needed
# Nov 07 2003 at 4:13 AM Rating: Default
I was only able to get this quest after completing the first quest and also accepting Mission 4. If you're having trouble getting Mission 4 you can cough up a stack of crystals to the guard that casts signet on you.
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