Royal Succession  

Start Area: Balga's Dais
Start NPC:Shami (H - 8)
Max Party:3
Related Mobs:Myrmidon Apu-Apu
Myrmidon Epa-Epa
Myrmidon Spo-Spo
Opo-Opo Heir
Opo-Opo Monarch
Max Level:40
(Average from 3 ratings)
Items Granted:Agile Gorget
Calveley's Dagger
Dusky Staff
Gold Beastcoin
Himmel Stock
Jagd Gorget
Scroll of Erase
Scroll of Ice Spikes
Scroll of Phalanx
Scroll of Refresh
Scroll of Utsusemi: Ni
Sealed Mace
Silk Cloth
Wild Pamamas
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Mon Apr 28 04:16:31 2008

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Battle Notes

In order to enter the battlefield you will need to bring a Star Orb, which is obtained by trading 40 Beastmen's Seals to Shami in Port Jeuno. When you are ready, trade the Star Orb to the Burning Circle inside Balga's Dais and choose to enter the battle Royal Succession.

Your party will be deleveled to 40 when you do this battle. You may bring a party of 3, which must include the person trading the Star Orb to the Balga's Dais Burning Circle. You have 15 minutes to defeat the Opo-Opo Monarch, Opo-Opo Heir, Myrmidon Apu-Apu, Myrmidon Epa-Epa, and Myrmidon Spo-Spo.


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# Mar 08 2008 at 7:59 AM Rating: Good
499 posts
I'd like to alert the mods that the proper spelling is Succession. If this is a misspelling within the game and is being left in for consistency's sake, please ignore this message.

Thanks! :)
# Mar 12 2007 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
219 posts
my static's strategy was already mentioned here so nevermind

Edited, Mar 12th 2007 1:22pm by nekohime
# Jan 20 2006 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
Wouldnt a smn be good for this bcnm? Because at lvl 40 smns have shiva sleepga and that is nearly never resisted. I really need the erase scroll for later so im jus wondering lol. Thx for any replys!^^

Edited, Fri Jan 20 09:29:32 2006
Royal Succession
# Jan 11 2006 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
This was not an easy BC!



Tried this three times...0/3. These 5 mobs were just too much to handle all at once. Youve got to kill off the Monarch first or he will gain the Invincible ability, so having to start with the toughest mob and work through the ranks was difficult. Possibly the wrong party setup for this. WHM tried sleeping the other four while BLM and SAM worked on Monarch, but as soon as sleep wore off, they tore into us like Hell Monkey's on crack cocaine. Actually killed Monarch and Heir, but by that time mages were low on MP and no time to rest. I would recommend NIN as either main or sub of tank since opo-opo's can hit twice in a row. That may help keep WHM from curing constantly. BRD might be good idea cuz he can help sleep the other mobs, and help keep focus on one at a time.
Anyway hope this helps somebody. lol

Edited, Wed Jan 11 11:32:11 2006
# Dec 10 2005 at 7:12 AM Rating: Good
1,046 posts
Scratch that ^^

Edited, Sat Dec 10 07:13:20 2005
Party set up?
# Oct 17 2005 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
109 posts
I was just curious to know if anyone has any suggestions for a party set up, since the last update changed rangers pretty dramatically. I'd like to give this BCNM a whirl, but I don't want to go in unprepared.
Could this work
# Aug 27 2005 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
If a SMN entered this arena alone, and send Ramuh on a killing spree, then Casted his 2hr, Will this work or will it be Stupid to do??? Im just curious... I know a SMN has a badd *** 2hr so Info will be great... thx
Could a drk do it if...
# Aug 09 2005 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
I read sumwhere above that a drk would be bad for this bcmn because of the high delay. well i was wonderin would a drk be better if he subbed nin and used two swords or just used a sword. any1 kno?
Could a drk do it if...
# Aug 09 2005 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
I read sumwhere above that a drk would be bad for this bcmn because of the high delay. well i was wonderin would a drk be better if he subbed nin and used two swords or just used a sword. any1 kno?
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 09 2005 at 2:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Im a 48 drk/24war and i read sumwhere up top that drk's are bad for this bcmn because of our high delay. well i was wondering if maybe i subed nin and had two swords or axes, would a drk be effective then.?
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 24 2005 at 1:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) would a sam be anyhelp cuz am trying to get Ni out of som bcnm and the only job i have 40 is sam wit one should i do
RE: sam
# Mar 22 2006 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
You can do Royal Jelly. it also drops Ni, aswell as erase and archer's ring. you can go as a sam. i've done it with: rdm, drg, sam. rdm, drg, drg. rdm, drg, drk and i hear rdm, drg and mnk works too
is the group good???
# Jun 09 2005 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
me and my friend went into this place. this was the frist time any of us did a BCNM40 and we got owned. we were 40Thf/18Nin<me> 40WHM/20SMN and a 40NIN/20WAR. we all died in like 3mins. i woas wondering if ppl could help us out if so thx for the help<in advance>^^ /bow
RE: is the group good???
# Jul 10 2005 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
just a thought: for the ones wit multiple enemies (almost all of them) bring a BRD and sleep all but 1 at a time. other mems could be a RDM for healing/nuking and a NIN so less healing is needed.

character: Frostbyte
server: Seraph
job: THF43/NIN 17
LS: PrimaMateria

The gilsellers will eventually go down with the rest of us...as soons as the noobs who buy the gil do. O.o
# Apr 11 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
326 posts
I think it got harder after the update too.

I beat it about 6 times before the update without a problem but I did 3 runs after it and we lost each time. We tried again later and won twice but didn't get any good drops. Just cheap lvl 40ish JSE weapons and pamamas.
suggestions plz
# Mar 24 2005 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
does anyone know if its just monarch and heirs that actually have to die?Cause i just tryed this and died i casted elemental seal sleepga on them and the 3 went to sleep.i was thinking sleep the 3 and just kill the 3 main 2s?
suggestions plz
# Mar 24 2005 at 6:16 PM Rating: Default
does anyone know if its just monarch and heirs that actually have to die?Cause i just tryed this and died i casted elemental seal sleepga on them and the 3 went to sleep.i was thinking sleep the 3 and just kill the 3 main 2s?
# Mar 17 2005 at 4:41 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone noticed this one got a bit harder after update?
# Mar 14 2005 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
56 posts
one helpful hint...
Many of the comments here recommended pld voke monarch n flash opo opo E...
however... when the healer heals PLD.. opo opo E will Attack the healer...kinda messy
so.. solution just let the pld run in first to aggro all the opo while the rng pulls
healer will only get hate from monarch

Oh ya the monarch will cast hastega n stonga...
be sure to silence monarch at all times...
# Mar 09 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
we have smn sam and pld, what food and drinks should we use and any suggestions on strategy would be helpful, i read the post about the sam smn and pld but just wanted to get as much information as possible
Nice run
# Feb 20 2005 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
I did this bcnm with my 2 friends PLD/WAR,BLM/WHM and me RNG/NIN it was very easy i can tell you that. And we did get Scroll: Erase, Utsusemi:Ni, Jagd gorget,Ashigaru gorget and now i am very happy :) http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?65955
# Feb 13 2005 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
can someone tell me what arrows n such the ranger used when you won
# Feb 10 2005 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
Would a SMN/WHM, PLD/WAR, and DRK/WAR be able to handle this?

More importantly, would Shiva's Sleepga be effective?
RE: Sleepga
# Feb 12 2005 at 3:45 AM Rating: Excellent
52 posts
I do this one all the time, as SMN/WHM. I go with PLD/WAR and SAM/WAR. I do not recommend a DRK for one reason: you need to get thru the weak 3 fast. SAM, MNK work really well for that, from my experience. My only failures (out of many wins) were when I tried with my sis, who is DRK. Just too slow, the PLD runs out of potions and dies before you can kill them.

As for sleepga, with a fast DD, no need at all. We do it like this: PLD runs in, vokes the monarch, flashes the Epa-Epa. SAM runs in, vokes the Apu-Apu (weakest one), and I pull Shiva and sic her on Spo-Spo. With capped summon skill, Shiva can pretty well solo this guy, without needing resummon, while SAM builds TP on Apu-Apu the uses 2hour on Epa-Epa. SAM then kills Spo-Spo (who is nearly dead anyhow) and starts beating up the Heir. PLD is hitting Monarch the whole time. When SAM takes the Spo-Spo, put Shiva on the Monarch. Now, here is the tricky part. Heir and Monarch MUST die simultaneously. So have SAM disengage when Heir is at about 10% life left, and assist with Monarch. When SAM goes to Monarch, retreat Shiva so she doesn't accidentally kill it. When Monarch is at 10% life, both PLD and SAM disengage. PLD voke Monarch, Flash Heir. SMN use Diamond Dust. Victory!! Enjoy your winnings, we make about a mil every 3 orbs.
RE: Sleepga
# Dec 26 2005 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
Currently the only job I have leveled to 40 is SAM and i normally sub THF (works for farming as well as exping) would this combo work, or is it necessary to use WAR sub.
Also, does the SAM need to have uber eqp? ex. Jujitsu Gi, Peacock Charm

In the above post it was mentioned that the PLD needs to bring potions; how many would u say? and does teh SAM need to do so as well?
Advice on food???

Answers to any of the questions will be greatly appreciated; Thank You !!! \(O.O)/
thf in bcnm 40
# Feb 07 2005 at 5:18 PM Rating: Default
Sorry double posts >.<

Edited, Mon Feb 7 17:25:10 2005
thf in bcnm 40
# Feb 07 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
Hi, im a thf/nin 40 and i was wondering if thf can get do bcnm
my luck
# Feb 06 2005 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
sorry dbl post

Edited, Sun Feb 6 02:50:49 2005
Our luck
# Feb 06 2005 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
Our Linkshell in the Server Slyph decided to give this BCNM a shot. We went in with;


We have done this a total of 6 times and have recieved Jagd Gorget 5/6, Scroll of Erase 1/6 and Utuesmi: Ni 1/6. With a couple good items on the side.

The first time we went in there we had no idea what to expect. We did some what ok but one of them members died so we are basiclly screwed. The Second time Heir and Monarch were not close enough to die and only one died and we were slaughtered. After these two tries it has been a breeze and we moved the record from 8 minutes down to around 7 minutes 39 Seconds. New record on Sylph.

Anyone feel free to share the record on other servers and happy hunting people
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