Notorious Monsters - Drake's Misfortune (12/08)

Another Levequest Notorious Monster is up on the Lodestone along with a brand new set of Buccaneer Attire for those who vanquish it.  A short note tacked on the bottom also promises free-roaming NMs are in our future!  Read all about it below!

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An alchemically enhanced biological weapon prototype spawned deep within the bowels of the Amalj'aa stronghold of Pagl'than, Zanig'oh is far more dangerous than its scalekin cousins in the wild, or even those drakes trained for war by the beast tribe, and therefore has been deemed an imminent threat to the royal sultanate of Ul'dah. Spikes affixed to its four legs keep the creature in constant pain, multiplying its ferocity on the battlefield, while powerful wards branded into its already-thick scales serve to further increase its resistance to even the most potent of magicks.

Operation: Bloody Scales

The past moons have seen a significant rise in the number of armored caravans being laid to waste by some terrible, unidentified foe. According to intelligence gathered by agents of the Horn and Hand, most of the bodies found among the wreckage have been inflicted with a profuse number of bites, cuts, and burns akin to those found on victims of drake attacks. Some of the victims, however, exhibit bane-sores of a differing variety—these coming from what appear to be swords or spears. This has led the Brotherhood of the Broken Blade to believe that these unfortunate incidents are not merely random attacks by wild creatures, but precisely orchestrated assaults by the Amalj'aa to disrupt the flow of goods into Ul'dah. Brave volunteers are sought to embark on a mission to prove once and for all that the desert tribe is behind the attacks.

Levequest Location

Broken Water

Those who are successful in slaying Zanig'oh 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:

Buccaneer Attire

These fashionable accouterments crafted from lightweight, water-resistant materials are the perfect accent to the active lifestyle of today's modern swashbuckler.

Favors: Disciples of War

Optimal Rank: 47 Runestone Required

Buccaneer's Tricorne

Defense 53
Magic Defense 68
Evasion 18
Resilience 61
HP: +24
INT: +3
Elemental Resistances: +24
Allagan Runestone - Azeyma


Buccaneer's Shirt

Defense 85
Magic Defense 80
Evasion 35
Resilience 50
MND: +1
PIE: +2
Gathering: +18
Craftsmanship: +20
Elemental Resistances: +33
Allagan Runestone - Althyk


Buccaneer's Boots

Defense 36
Magic Defense 59
Evasion 36
Resilience 47
DEX: +1
Elemental Resistances: +15
Defense 36
Magic Defense 59
Evasion 36
Resilience 47
DEX: +1
Elemental Resistances: +15
Allagan Runestone - Menphina


Buccaneer's Sash

Defense 17
Magic Defense 17
Evasion 8
Resilience 17
Perception: +14
Elemental Resistances: +6
Allagan Runestone - Thaliak


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

Mini Q&A


So far you have only mentioned NMs featured in levequests. Will there be any notorious monsters freely roaming the fields and forests of Eorzea?

Most definitely! And a topics post covering these new NMs is on its way.


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# Dec 09 2010 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
Can't wait to see what kinda gear they got for an Archer! =D
# Dec 08 2010 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
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If something is targeted or favors disciple's of War, how come the shirt gives good states for crafting and gathering?
# Dec 08 2010 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
Any NM's for us magic types?
# Dec 08 2010 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
cool looking set :D, Just wish i was strong enough to even get close to fighting one.
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