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Start NPC Halshaob - Nashmau (H-10)
Requirements Guests of the Empire mission 17 completed.
Items Needed Imperial Bronze Piece x3
Repeatable Yes
Reward ??? Item. Goldsmithing Gemstones. Koga Shuriken.
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Walkthrough

6 Person Fight Max!

  1. Talk to Halshaob (H-10) in the south-east corner of Nashmau for a cutscene.
  2. You may now talk to Halshaob and ask for details on the quest he wishes you to perform. To accept the quest, trade him the amount of currency that he specifies. To accept this quest, you will first have to trade him 3 Imperial Bronze Pieces. You may only start the quest once every 24 hours. It is possible to go twice in one day if you have started the quest on the prior day. You will need to come back and restart the quest every time you want to attempt it, win or lose.
  3. ArrapagoReefcutter

    Arrapago Reef Assault Entrance

    Go to the Assault entrance of the Black Coffin (the Cutter at H-8 in the Arrapago Reef). The easiest way to get there is either via the Dvucca Isle staging point, or alternately, walking through the Alzadaal Undersea Ruins just to the west of Nashmau, which will deposit you close to the Dvucca Staging Point exit (although you will need an Imperial Silver Piece or Remnants Permit to get past the guard).
  4. A minimum of three party members is required to enter the battlefield.
  5. All buffs wear upon entering the Assault and you will have 30 minutes. Inside, you will face waves of Ashu Talif Crew (Fomor RDMs, MNKs, and RNGs). All die quickly, however if their attention is focused on a single player they can become overwhelming.
  6. After ~27 Crew, an NM imp Swiftwinged Gekko will appear in the middle of the lower deck. This imp will cast a single spell (Bindga, Graviga, Paralyga, Sleepga), flee to the rear of the ship, and vanish. Try to deal as much damage as possible in the short time it appears. It can be Stunned to buy more time. Defeating it does not end the quest, however. Beware his habit of casting Sleepga then vanishing, leaving his pops to manaburn you.
  7. When it is gone, waves of Watch Imps will appear that cast Ancient Magic on the closest target as they spawn, although like the Ashu Talif Crew, they too die quickly.
  8. After ~7 Imps, you will be given several temporary items: a Revitalizer, a Daedalus Wing and a Vile Elixir +1 (plus a Drachenessence if you are a DRG or a Pet Food Zeta for BST). These will be replaced later in the fight, so don't be afraid to use them if things seem desperate.
  9. At this point Swiftwinged Gekko appears again.
  10. Now both Imps and Crew will attack simultaneously. Take care to not be hit by the Imps' Ancient Magic while shadows are down from the crew's attacks. Swiftwinged Gekko will also appear from time to time. At some point during the fight, you will be resupplied with items again.
  11. When Swiftwinged Gekko appears among a wave of normal pops, you are on the last wave. This wave is particularly dangerous, as Gekko's spell will wipe all shadows just in time for the Watch Imps to finish casting their Ancient Magic.
  12. Once the waves desist, any chests will spawn. One will appear for defeating all enemy waves, and another for defeating Swiftwinged Gekko. Cast lots on the treasure pool if you desire, and choose to leave the ship by clicking on the Lifeboat where you entered from. If you fail to click the Lifeboat before time runs out, you will not receive credit for winning.

Waves:

  1. Ashu Talif Crew x3
  2. Ashu Talif Crew x5
  3. Ashu Talif Crew x11
  4. Ashu Talif Crew x9
  5. Swiftwinged Gekko x1
  6. Watch Imp x1
  7. Watch Imp x2
  8. Watch Imp x4
  9. Swiftwinged Gekko x1
  10. Ashu Talif Crew x3 + Watch Imp x1
  11. Ashu Talif Crew x3 + Watch Imp x1
  12. Ashu Talif Crew x6 + Watch Imp x2
  13. Ashu Talif Crew x6 + Watch Imp x2
  14. Ashu Talif Crew x6 + Watch Imp x2 + Swiftwinged Gekko x1
  15. Ashu Talif Crew x4
  16. Swiftwinged Gekko x1
  17. Ashu Talif Crew x6 + Watch Imp x2
  18. Ashu Talif Crew x6 + Watch Imp x2
  19. Watch Imp x3 + Swiftwinged Gekko x1
  20. Ashu Talif Crew x6 + Watch Imp x3
  21. Ashu Talif Crew x6 + Watch Imp x3


Notes

  • Caution: You will aggro mobs if you engage them with /attack. Do not engage if you do not want aggro.
  • Most mobs in this BC have around 600 HP. As such AoE WS are exceptionally effective at doing extreme damage to a large group of mobs.
  • BLM are very effective at sweeping large groups of mobs away when they come in a big wave. A Thundaga III will wipe a horde of mobs of any size and a Thundaga II should drop most groups if they have already been hit with some kind of AoE WS.
  • Items with "Assault:" latent effects will work in this area.
  • The spell Tractor will function.
  • Reraise is lost upon exiting the BC.
    • Reraising anywhere except the upper levels of the area will cause blood aggro.



  • Once you receive the temporary items, it is possible for a Summoner to deal the remainder of damage in this battle.
    • Titan is recommended.
      • Strategy is once you have the items, Summoner will use Astral Flow.
        • Target the oncoming wave with flow, and then use the remaining 2 items.
          • Drink MP 1st while Blood Pact: Rage timer is counting in between waves.
          • If there is time, also use the Wing and gain 100% TP.
        • Astral Flow the next wave with the MP gained from the Elixer, and use the TP Wing if there was not time between the last waves.
      • Use Spirit Taker on any Imp or Ashu Talif Crew Red Mage (alternatively, Elemental Siphon) at the onset of the next wave to get at least 100 MP back.
    • Astral Flow this wave which is present and use the Revitalizer to recharge your 2 Hour.
  • At this point, the 3 items will drop again, and you can repeat the process.

Rewards

Note: Simply post any drops which do not appear below here, and they will be added.

Ancient Lockbox Contents

  • ??? Box that can be appraised to a number of items.
  • Various gemstones. Breakdown currently unknown.
  • Mythril, Gold, or Platinum Beastcoin.

Drops

Ancient Lockbox
Koga Shuriken (100%) Goshenite (???%) Ametrine (???%) Peridot (???%) Garnet (???%) Sphene (???%) Turquoise (???%) Pearl (???%)
Moonstone (???%) Zircon (???%) Fluorite (???%) Jadeite (???%) Sunstone (???%) Chrysoberyl (???%) Aquamarine (???%) Black Pearl (???%)
Angelstone (???%) Diamond (???%) Spinel (???%) Emerald (???%) Ruby (???%) Topaz (???%) Sapphire (???%) Star Sapphire (???%)
Mythril Beastcoin (???%) Gold Beastcoin (???%) Platinum Beastcoin (???%) ??? Box (100%) ¹??? Dagger (100%) Painite (???%) Jadeite (???%)
??? Box
Turbo Charger Exclamation
Condenser Exclamation
Tranquilizer Exclamation
??? Dagger
Matron's Knife (???%)
  • ¹ ??? Dagger will be in a second Ancient Lockbox which will only appear if Swiftwinged Gekko is defeated.
    • Each gemstone type is listed above as vertical columns.
      • The Ancient Lockbox can only contain one gem of any type from each column.
      • (Goldsmiths should recognize this table of drops immediately).
    • Only 1 of the 3 Beastcoins can load. (Cleared this last night, a gold and mythril both loaded in the pool.
  • Koga Shuriken and ??? Box are 100% drops.


Exclamation Currently unknown if the Star Sapphire belongs in the Pearl / Black Pearl or the Moonstone / Angelstone column swapped with the Koga Shuriken.

The current theory is that because the Moonstone is an HQ2 and the Pearl is an HQ1, that the drop chart is correct as shown.

Please edit this chart or leave a note if you are not comfortable editing if you get a Star Sapphire drop with a Pearl, Black Pearl, Moonstone, or Angelstone.Exclamation (Cleared this last night, Star Sapphire loaded as well as a Pearl and a Black Pearl)

Game Description

Client
Halshaob (Port, Nashmau)
Summary
According to a report, the pirate ship Ashu Talif's crew is armed and dangerous. The Maelstrom Company is to board the ship and judge the severity of the threat, and if possible, eliminate it.
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