Notorious Monsters--Where the Buffalo Roam (12/07)

A new update on the Lodestone features the new Notorious Monster Tarbh Uisge, which is set to roam Eorzea after the December update.  A fancy new set of Templar Armor is waiting for adventurers brave enough to face him.

Check out the details below and discuss them in the ZAM Forums!

Tarbh Uisge

One of the last great buffalo of Vylbrand, Tarbh Uisge was captured while still a calf by an ambitious mummer and trained to entertain audiences around Eorzea. Repeated application of stimulatory and suppressive magicks, however, have slowly eaten away at the beast's sanity, rendering it violent and unpredictable. After its capture nearly a decade ago, Tarbh Uisge was imprisoned on a remote island in the Rhotano Sea and soon forgotten by all...

Wanted: Tarbh Uisge

Not long ago, Mathistien of the Cloven Hoof and his traveling grotesquery was one of the realm's most popular exhibitions. People would flock from all around the countryside to see such spectacles as the two-headed nannygoat, the hairless phurble, and the show's main attraction—the colossal Tarbh Uisge. However, it was not until after the giant creature broke loose from its fetters and trampled through Limsa Lominsa, starting a fire that destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed countless innocent citizens, including two high-ranking thalassocratic officials, that it was revealed that Mathistien was actually an assassin for the Zer'maat Five. Needless to say, the mummer was promptly arrested and exiled to a lonely island prison in the Cieldalaes, where he has remained in solitude for the past ten years...or so we thought, for lately there have been rumors that the assassin has fled his island prison and is not only back on Vylbrand, but has brought with him his loyal pet, Tarbh Uisge. Azeyma's Shields is certain that this is the work of the Zer'maat Five, and will stop at nothing to recapture this dangerous criminal and bring him back to justice.

Levequest Location


Those who are successful in slaying Tarbh Uisge will be rewarded with a special item known as an Allagan runestone. There are a dozen in all, each representing one of the twelve deities who watch over the peoples of Eorzea. Rumor has that in Ul'dah resides a young trader named Rowena who seeks these rare stones and is offering pieces of finely crafted equipment in exchange.

The following is an example of some of the items available for barter:

Templar Armor

Worn by Ishgardian temple knights who have pledged their lives in service of the Fury, this suit of stunning silver plate and chain is an breathtaking display of master craftsmanship.


Optimal Rank: 49 Runestone Required

Templar's Chain Coif

Defense 67
Magic Defense 56
Evasion 12
Resilience 63
HP: +30
DEX: +3
Elemental Resistances: +18
Allagan Runestone - Byregot

Templar's Haubergeon

Defense 130
Magic Defense 78
Evasion 28
Resilience 63
STR: +8
DEX: +4
Elemental Resistances: +23
Allagan Runestone - Rhalgr

Templar's Sollerets

Defense 50
Magic Defense 50
Evasion 20
Resilience 52
STR: +1
Elemental Resistances: +12
Allagan Runestone - Llymlaen

Templar's Tassets

Defense 17
Magic Defense 16
Evasion 7
Resilience 16
HP: +14
MP: +6
Elemental Resistances: +7
Allagan Runestone - Halone

* The aforementioned items are still under development and may change before the time of their release.


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Notorious Monsters
# Dec 09 2010 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Oh Great.... high lvl. content and gear that's almost impossible to get. Just like all the FF XI expansions.What about the other 99.9 percent of us that aren't in this elite group! We just get to grind or don't play out of boredom and hope the majority of the game gets something for everyone to enjoy.
Arghabargh! II
# Dec 08 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
First of all, the pirate set looks pretty sweet but it seems like it's more of a RP set with a DoL/DoH body piece. I would like to see some better stats on that. Something that would prove more useful.

Also, there are 3 leve NM's at the moment, not two.
# Dec 08 2010 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
Double posted, sorry.

Edited, Dec 8th 2010 5:28pm by JemLovesYou
# Dec 07 2010 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
I love ffxiv and I love SE, but all this hype of adding NM's and there is only one? On top of that the reward is really only helpful for a handful of jobs? Way to let me down. Hoping more come quick, this one is a dud for me.
# Dec 07 2010 at 10:20 PM Rating: Decent
Did you think they were going to have a full page of all the NM's? There are now 2 in total, and all they are doing is letting us know that there will be content in this update.

Keep it going SE!
# Dec 08 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah you're right, I definitely spoke too soon. :)
Real Armor
# Dec 07 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
now this is a REAL ARMOR no more "harley quinn" Bs..
still nice job SE
Real Armor
# Dec 08 2010 at 4:21 AM Rating: Excellent
216 posts
Yeah, it looks much better than the mage set. I like the more recently announced one even better, the pirate set.

But I'm disappointed that this gear is all near-max optimal rank.

If their intention is for us to start fighting NM's at rank 30, having to wait 17-20 ranks just so you're optimal for the gear is kindof... ehhh...

It's a bit of a buzzkill.
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