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Mission Name Apkallu Breeding
Mercenary Rank Sergeant
Mission NPC Famad - Aht Urhgan Whitegate (L-10)
Staging Point Halvung Staging Point
Objective Match the apkallu
Recruitment Lv.60, 1-6 mercenaries
Mission Orders Due to their intelligence and ability to travel through both water and on land, the rare Lebros Apkallu is prized by the navy as a messenger bird. Help increase their numbers by pairing them up.
Time Limit 15 minutes
Reward Lebros Cavern Assault Points
  • 3 members: 1300
  • 4 members: 1170
  • 5 members: 1040
  • 6 members: 910 (666 points with 3 matches)

Enemies

Monster Level Strengths Weaknesses Spawns

Notes

Vulcanian Bomb

72-74

  • Immune to:
  • Strong to:

7

A, S, M

A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

Drops

Ancient Lockbox
Hi-Potion +2 (???%)
Hi-Potion Tank (???%)
Reraiser (???%)


??? Earring (???%)
Magnifying Earring (???%)
Bone Earring (???%)
Beetle Earring (???%)
Elusive Earring (???%)
Silver Earring (???%)
Shell Earring (???%)
??? Sash (???%)
Grace Corset (???%)
Lugworm Belt (???%)
Silver Obi +1 (???%)
Talisman Obi (???%)
Gleeman's Belt (???%)
??? Box (???%)
Apkallu Egg (???%)
Bomb Ash (???%)
Copper Ore (???%)
Flan Meat (???%)
Iron Bullet Pouch (???%)
Red Rock (???%)
Silver Bullet Pouch (???%)
Sulfur (???%)
Troll Bronze Ingot (???%)
Spartan Bullet Pouch (???%)
Troll Pauldron (???%)
Holy Basil (???%)

Walkthrough

Pair up 8 male and 8 female Lebros Apkallu based on what they say to you. You can win this mission by correctly matching as few as one pair of Apkallu. For each correct pairing beyond the first, you get additional Assault points upon completion. To end the mission prior to matching all 8 pairs, speak to Rhap Nelhah to make the Rune of Release appear. Note that unlike many other Assaults, this mission has a 15 minute time limit instead of 30.

  • For this mission there will be multiple male(larger) and female(smaller) Apkallu spread throughout the area. Males are primarily located at the west side of the area, whereas females are at the east side. Only males can be made to follow you; therefore they must be taken to the females.
  • The NPC Rhap Nelhah tells you that they use a "code" of sorts to communicate. This happens to be Morse Code.
    • A "Squee" is equivalent to a dot in morse code, and a "Quark" is equivalent to a dash.
  • The males and females will each give you a different word, and you are to match them by word relations.
    • Example: You talk to a Male Apkallu and he says to you "Squee Squee Squee Squee, Squee, Squee Quark, Quark". If you convert that into morse code it is "...., . , .- , - " Which spells out the word HEAT.
    • So then you need to find the Female Apkallu who would give you a response that relates to HEAT, in this case FIRE "Squee Squee Quark Squee, Squee Squee, Squee Quark Squee, Squee"
    • You talk to the Male Apkallu and get him to follow you (though they move very slowly and you can easily lose them).
    • When you bring him to the "FIRE" Female, you will be prompted if you want to match them. Say yes, a match will be made, and you continue.
  • The apkallu move at a pace slightly faster than your walking pace, but slower than your running pace. The best strategy is to run ahead 2-3 steps then stop shortly, and repeat.
  • Their pace is 25% Faster then your walk so Ninja Kyahan will optimize speed.
  • The females always spawn in the same locations (slight variation due to how they wander). However, the males can spawn in varying locations.
  • Beware, there are bombs in the area that will aggro and will cast Ancient Magic and -ga spells, so you will likely need to use invisible around some of these while moving your Apkallu.
    • You may use Invisible or Prism Powders to avoid detection and will not lose the apkallu that is following you.
  • There are 8 pairs of apkallu. The words to match up are as follows:
    • Fire & Heat
    • Rain & Cloud
    • Sound & Song
    • White & Snow
    • Cod & Fish
    • Moon & Star
    • Blue & Sky
    • Apple & Orange
  • Here is an Apkallu Code-to-English alphabet translation key.
A   Squee Quark 
B   Quark Squee Squee Squee 
C   Quark Squee Quark Squee 
D   Quark Squee Squee 
E   Squee 
F   Squee Squee Quark Squee 
G   Quark Quark Squee 
H   Squee Squee Squee Squee 
I   Squee Squee 
J   Squee Quark Quark Quark 
K   Quark Squee Quark 
L   Squee Quark Squee Squee 
M   Quark Quark 	
N   Quark Squee 
O   Quark Quark Quark 
P   Squee Quark Quark Squee 
Q   Quark Quark Squee Quark 
R   Squee Quark Squee 
S   Squee Squee Squee 
T   Quark 
U   Squee Squee Quark 
V   Squee Squee Squee Quark 
W   Squee Quark Quark 
X   Quark Squee Squee Quark 
Y   Quark Squee Quark Quark 
Z   Quark Quark Squee Squee
  • Using the following table can make it easier to match morse code to their letters (useful for people who don't know morse):
T   Quark
 
M   Quark Quark
N   Quark Squee
 
O   Quark Quark Quark
G   Quark Quark Squee
K   Quark Squee Quark
D   Quark Squee Squee
 
Q   Quark Quark Squee Quark
Z   Quark Quark Squee Squee
Y   Quark Squee Quark Quark 
C   Quark Squee Quark Squee
X   Quark Squee Squee Quark
B   Quark Squee Squee Squee
E   Squee
 
A   Squee Quark
I   Squee Squee
 
W   Squee Quark Quark
R   Squee Quark Squee
U   Squee Squee Quark
S   Squee Squee Squee
 
J   Squee Quark Quark Quark
P   Squee Quark Quark Squee
L   Squee Quark Squee Squee
F   Squee Squee Quark Squee
V   Squee Squee Squee Quark
H   Squee Squee Squee Squee
  • Use the following logic for matching:
    • If it starts with Quark, it's located on the left half. If it starts with Squee, it's located on the right half.
    • How many elements does it have (i.e. how many quarks and squees in the letter?). Search in the appropiate section.
    • Example 1: "Quark Squee Quark Quark" starts with Quark and has 4 elements. Knowing this, you only have to search through 6 out of 26 possible values. Searching through that section of the table reveals the letter we're looking for is "Y."
    • Example 2: "Squee Squee Quark" starts with Squee and has 3 elements. Knowing this, you only have to search through 4 out of 26 possible values. Searching through that section of the table reveals the letter we're looking for is "U."

Notes

  • There is actually a bug where the Runic Portal does not appear after you talk to the NPC and receive the message "Mission objective completed".
  • The bug mentioned above may have been fixed, or may not always occur, however. As of 10/7/07, I did this assault with a group of 5, and we only made 5 pairs. I was hesitant to choose to exit by talking to the NPC because of fear that the bug would screw us out of our win; we DID make it however, with the Rune of Release popping right behind the NPC.
  • It is possible for a practiced trio to complete all 8 pairs in under 10 minutes. 8/8 pairs immediately ends the Assault (there is no need to click on NPC to choose to end), and results in 1300 points (1430 with band).
  • It is possible to quickly recognize an apkallu based on the first and last letter. For example, SONG is the only apkallu that starts with S and ends with G; you can recognize SSS and QQS almost instantly for S and G if you've practiced enough or have a cheat sheet.
  • ORANGE is always at H-7 and always seems to be the first apkallu seen when going there from the assault's starting point.
  • COD is almost always in the tunnel southwest of H-7 or in the tunnel just southwest of it.
  • HEAT is the only apkallu that ever appears H-6. If anyone else finds HEAT, save your time and don't go to H-6.
  • Occasionally, a single apkallu is in the northwest corner of G-8. This is normally RAIN or SONG.
  • There are at least two bombs not listed on the map:
    • One guards the path to northern H-6.
    • One is in the western path in G-7.

Map

Apkallu Breeding Map
Assault

Leujaoam Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Mamool Ja Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Lebros Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL

Periqia Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Ilrusi Missions: PSC | PFC | SP | LC | C | S | SM | CS | SL | FL
Nyzul Isle Missions: Nyzul Isle Investigation | Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey

Assault Point Rewards: Amir Armor | Pahluwan Armor | Yigit Armor | Other
Nyzul Isle Rewards: Askar Armor | Denali Armor | Goliard Armor | Mythic Weapons