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
True seeing Fomors wandering in the tunnels, but are completely avoidable.
The roaming fomors move according to which rooms are the NPCs. If a fomor is in the way of North room, likely the NPC is in Center and vice-versa.
It is easy to have one person run by a fomor and kite until hate is lost. Just make sure you do not run into another fomor or a dead end and the fomor will never catch you. If you are in melee range before you try to run away, you will not be able to outrun them.
A WHM with no +movement gear can lose aggro on all types of fomor just by running. I have personally had 4 chasing me at once as WHM/BLM and lost aggro successfully.
A SMN or /SMN can use a pet to attack any fomor in the way and run away.
Note: a 75 MNK ran for 5 mins and did not lose aggro or gain any ground on the fomor.
Enter one of the five rooms and approach the hunched-over figure. It will turn into a fomor or an NPC.
If you mistakenly pick a fomor instead of a NPC you can outrun them just as the other fomor.
Be careful when they deaggro; a fake NPC does not run back but instead hunches-over once again and slides back to its room on its knees. They can be very hard to see depending on the lighting in the area and your monitor/TV.
You will need to deal with the chigoes in the room. Note that they can move close enough to the entrance to agro those just beyond the door.
A popular strategy for this is to have a SAM or /SAM capable of using a magical AoE weapon skill (Cyclone or Earth Crusher only). Since a magical AoE weapon skill is guaranteed to hit all chigoes in range, it will kill them instantly. Using a SAM or /SAM frees you from meleeing for TP. Be sure to confirm that the SAM or /SAM has an appropriate main/support job and skill level to use these weapon skills before entering!
Other AoE weaponskills (Circle Blade, Spinning Attack, etc) can be used for this purpose, however there is a chance for a non-magical weaponskill to miss.
Abilities such as Shield Bash, being offensive, works well here. But be careful that Barrage (RNG) or Elemental Shots (COR) for examples, doesn't work.
Occasionally the chigoe can be carefully avoided without agro. This rare positioning should not be relied upon, however.
There are exactly 5 possible patterns of NPC positions. If you visit the North and West, or East and Center rooms first you are guaranteed to encounter no more than one fake prisoner.
Any job with +Movement speed via armor can solo one or two rooms depending on the situation. As a 75 Nin/Rng, I was able to run into the room past the chigoes, speak with the NPC, and run right back out and lose hate all with my AF boots being active.
Cursed Chigoes have an Additional effect: Curse on their attacks, which can negate +Movement speed armor.