Mission Name Sugar-Coated Directive
Number 4
Reward 3,000 - 50,000 gil
Repeatable Yes
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That Which Curdles Blood Enemy of the Empire (I)


  • After the cutscene with Domina Shantotto in Qufim Island, you will be given 6 Key Item seals to attach to at least 3 out of the 6 protocrystals. The 6 cloisters where the protocrystals are located are spread throughout Vana'diel.
  • Upon examining a protocrystal, an unseen power stymies your efforts to attach the Key Item Domina's seal.
  • Examine the protocrystal again and you will be offered entrance to a battlefield.
    • After each battle you must check the Protocrystal again to complete the mission!
    • The prime avatars for this mission are considerably weaker than the normal ones and can be easily defeated solo at around level 75+ by any job. Some considerably earlier than others. You cannot use Trust magic inside.
    • Buffs will wear upon entering, including TP and magical Reraise (not enchantment Reraise).
    • PUP Automaton will be deactivated upon entry and recast timer will not reset.
    • Finishing Moves will not wear off, thus a dancer can obtain 1-5 of them with the use of No Foot Rise.
    • Unlike the regular prime avatar fights, victory leaves you at the protocrystal's location.
    • The avatars cannot be defeated until they have used, or tried to use, their 2-Hour abilities five times in total (normally triggered at 80%, 60%, 40%, 20%, and 1% HP remaining).
    • The last remaining HP cannot be depleted until the 5th use/attempt, no matter what.
    • The avatars (other than Ramuh) can be stunned, and stunned attempts still apply towards the count.
    • 400 experience points are awarded after each fight.
  • Examine the protocrystal again after winning each battle to attach the Key Item Domina's <matching element color> seal (e.g., Domina's scarlet seal for Ifrit) and obtain a Key Item <matching element color> counterseal (e.g., Scarlet counterseal).
    • If you win the battle but leave the area before obtaining the Key Item counterseal, the fight does not have to be repeated to be able to attach the Key Item Domina's seal upon your return.
  • After receiving at least 3 (and up to 6) Key Item counterseals, return to the Trodden Snow in Qufim Island for a cutscene.
    • A gil reward based on the number of seals attached is received: (3) 3,000, (4) 10,000, (5) 30,000, or (6) 50,000 gil.


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Game Description

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Your inaugural mission as special operative of the Shantotto Empire requires you to attach enchanted seals to the protocrystals scattered across Vana'diel. Your new empress has stressed that she takes failure poorly.