Mission Name Enter the Talekeeper
Number 8-2
Start NPC Any Bastok Gate Guard
Reward Rank 9
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  • This mission requires a certain level of Rank Bar to become available. Trade 6 crystals to a Conquest Overseer.
  • Talk to a Bastok Gate Guard to receive the mission.
  • Talk to Drake Fang (H-6) in Zeruhn Mines for a cutscene.
  • Head to Kuftal Tunnel. (H-4) from Western Altepa Desert.
  • Examine the ??? at H-8 on the top of the cliff near the entrance to Western Altepa Desert. The dialogue should end with it saying the piece of wood fell down.
    • Everyone who needs the mission must check the ???. However, if someone misses it, they can check the ??? at the top after the NM is killed, then check the ??? at the bottom and still get the key item.
  • Clear the lower area of ghosts, then touch the ??? at H-7 at the bottom of the cliff (in the Cancer pop room) to spawn 3 NM ghosts:
    Dervo's Ghost
    Gizerl's Ghost
    Gordov's Ghost
    • Doable solo with Trust at level 75. Trivial at Item Level
    • It takes at least one minute from pop of the NMs before the cutscene can be triggered. If you kill the ghosts fast you will get the nothing message until the cutscene triggers.
    • It is possible to complete this mission by killing only one of the ghosts. Pull one of the NMs, wait for the other two to despawn, then kill the NM that was pulled. If you do not wait for the other two NMs to despawn first, you will not be able to complete the mission by checking the ??? and will have to fight the mobs again. The wait time for the ??? to be active again is approximately 5 minutes.
  • Have everyone check the ??? at the bottom until they receive the cutscene and a Key Item Old Piece of Wood. Checking the ??? will not respawn the NM ghosts no matter how much time has passed (leaving the zone means you will have to re-fight the NMs), so it's okay to raise any members who have died first.
    • A static time limit may exist between killing NMs and ??? triggering cutscene with mission completion. If your group or solo party killed each ghost, continue testing the ??? periodically until it yields the completion cutscene.
  • Talk to Drake Fang again for a long cut scene and to complete the mission.
  • Optional: Talk to Gumbah (J-7) and Detzo (I-6) in Bastok Mines, and Iron Eater (J-8) in Metalworks for mini-cutscenes.

Game Description

Mission Orders
You are to investigate the Kuftal Tunnel which connects Zepwell Island with Cape Teriggan. Zeruhn Mines guard Drake Fang will provide you with further details.