This is the third Bard Artifact Armor quest - otherwise known as AF3.

Start NPC Mertaire - Port Jeuno (E-6)
Requirements Bard 50+
Items Needed Key ItemStar ring
Key ItemMoon ring
Title Granted Paragon of Bard Excellence
Repeatable Yes, by erasing AF memory
Reward Choral Justaucorps
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The Requiem None


  • Talk to Mertaire in Lower Jeuno (I-8) who tells you to take the Key ItemStar ring to an antique collector.
  • Talk to Imasuke in Port Jeuno (E-6) (near the entrance to Qufim Island).
    • You may switch to any job after this.
  • Travel to Xarcabard and check the Perennial Snow at (I-10).
  • Wait for 1 minute (earth time) then check the Perennial Snow again.
  • Return to Imasuke, who tells you the language is old San d'Orian and that you should find someone who can read it.
  • Talk to Chalvatot in the Queen Leaute's Garden (F-7) in Chateau d'Oraguille to trigger a cutscene.
    • You may need to speak to him twice if this is your first time speaking with him.
  • Chalvatot gives you a Key ItemMoon ring and sends you to the Monastic Cavern. Head to the altar room (I-8), clear the room and examine the altar to pop the NM Bugaboo.
    • Orcish Warlord spawns in the same room and has True Sight. It is recommended to kill surrounding mobs before popping Bugaboo.
  • After you defeat Bugaboo, check the altar again.
    • NM only needs to be spawned once for all party members to get the final cutscene.
  • Go back to talk to Chalvatot in Chateau d'Oraguille to complete the quest.

Game Description

Imasuke (Qufim Tunnel, Port Jeuno)
Solve the riddle of the ring, and find the truth behind it.