Mission Name: Shock! Arrant Abuse of Authority
Start NPC: None
Requirements: Previous mission
Items Required: Moldy, worm-eaten chest
Suggested Level: 20+
Title: None
Repeatable: Yes, see Note.
Reward: None

Previous Mission: An Errand! The Professor's Price
Next Mission: Lender Beware! Read the Fine Print
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  • Following the last cutscene, you will be instructed to dig up your Moogle's savings in a random area.
    • If you forget which area your moogle mentioned, talk to the Inconspicuous Door again for a brief chat that your moogle will tell you which area to go dig in.
  • Purchase some Gysahl Greens and mount a Chocobo.
    • More than one stack of greens is recommended as each dig attempt will expend one.
  • Head to the area your Moogle informed you about and start digging.
  • Each time you dig, you will receive a message informing you of the direction of the chest and how close you are (see below).
  • Once you are near enough, you will obtain a Moldy, worm-eaten chest upon digging.
  • Zoning causes the chest to move!
  • Return to the Inconspicuous Door for the next cutscene.

Digging Clues

The following hints are given when you dig:

  • Your Chocobo is pulling at the bit
  • You Sense that it is leading you to the [compass direction]
    • No additional hint (Approx: 201+' from target)
    • You have a hunch this area would be favored by moogles... (Approx. 81-200' From target)
    • You have a vague feeling that a moogle would enjoy traversing this terrain... (Approx. 51-80' from target)
    • You suspect that the scenery around here would be to a moogle's liking... (Approx. 21-50' from target)
    • You have a feeling your moogle friend has been through this way... (Approx. 11-20' from target)
    • You get the distinct sense that your moogle friend frequents this spot... (Approx. 5-10' from target)
    • You are convinced that your moogle friend has been digging in the immediate vicinity. (Less than 5' from target)
    • (These distances seem to be under-estimated- I got the "51-80" message considerably further away than 80')

Possible Chest Locations

  • Buburimu Peninsula: G-9 (near the song runes), E-9, F-6, F-8 (near group of cacti), J-6 (NE corner), J-7 (NE corner), H-6 (Green patch on ground)
  • Eastern Altepa Desert: F-8 (NW corner), J-9 (SW corner) H-10 (SW corner), F-6 (SE corner), H-8 (NW corner)
  • Jugner Forest: K-6, G-7 (NW corner), I-5, J-5
  • Konschtat Highlands: E-6, E-9, G-9, G-12, K-5, H-12
  • La Theine Plateau: L-10, F-7, F-9, G-8, D-7, G-11, G-6 (NW corner of carby circle), K-5 (On a small grey patch in the grass.), K-10 (SE Corner, bottom of ramp)
  • Meriphataud Mountains: J-4, H-11, H-3, K-10, K-7, D-8, D-6 (SW corner), H-5 (NW Corner), D-10
  • Pashhow Marshlands: F-5, I-8, I-7, K-6, K-10, G-7/8
  • Tahrongi Canyon: H-9, H-10, E-9, G-4, J-7, I-9, J-10 (SW Corner, near a green patch), F-5 (SW Corner, on a green patch)
  • The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah: H-8, H-9, I-10, J-7, G-10
  • Valkurm Dunes: B-7, H-8, E-7, D-7, D-6 (NE Corner Near Tree), J-7, K-8 (on the corner of the road). F-7 (Next to root closest to trees)
  • Western Altepa Desert D-10, E-11, F-7, H-8,I-7 L-6, M-7
  • Yhoator Jungle: H-10, F-9 (Under the log)(NE of tele also possible) F-10, I-9, G-7 (Directly under the signpost) G-9 (just east of the telepoint)
  • Yuhtunga Jungle: E-9, F-11, F-10, G-11, J-7 (Must go through East tunnel in I-7 by Overgrown Rose), I-6, H-6. It can pop in the map accesible via Ifrit's Cauldron, but better zone and reset the position.

Game Description

Mission Orders

When the linguistically challenged toady Toto Kupeliaure demands a ridiculous sum in unpaid rent, your moogle comrade chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice. Venture forth and unearth the moggy bank that contains his hard-earned wedding funds!


Reobtaining the Moldy, worm-eating chest and talking to Squintrox Dryeyes will allow you to obtain the Black coral key, a Tenshodo Treasure Coffer Key. To obtain the Moldy, worm-eating chest, simple talk to Squintrox Dryeyes and choose the Black coral key, he will let you which area you need to dig for the key item.

Game Script

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