Better the Demon You Know
- If you have just completed For the Birds, zone out and zone in before speaking to Koblakiq.
- Talk to Koblakiq and agree to help her to start the quest.
- Go to Castle Zvahl Baileys and obtain a Demon Pen from the Blood Demon or Demon General mobs there.
- Return to Oldton Movalpolos and deliver the Demon Pen to Koblakiq.
- Wait until the next Earth day (midnight in Japan) and talk to her again.
- In July 2014 Update you no longer need to wait for midnight, max wait time is now 1 minute (earth time).
- Return to Castle Zvahl Baileys and go to the gate behind where Dark Spark is spawned (at I-8 on the second map.)
- Select the ??? to spawn Marquis Andrealphus and his minions: two Demon Banneret and two Demon Secretary.
- Note that the surrounding demons will all link with them, so pulling them to the side is recommended.
- The minions are relatively weak and can be slept.
- The Marquis Andrealphus will do an Escape special that Escapes whoever is currently tanking, sending them out of the zone into Xarcabard. This special goes off around 66% and 33% health on the Marquis. If you are Escaped, zone back in the castle before they are all defeated to get the key item, or you may have to repeat the fight.
- After Andrealphus is defeated, the other 4 will die automatically.
- Once Marquis Andrealphus and his minions are dead, select the ??? again for the Zeelozok's Earplug (key item).
- Return to Oldton Movalpolos and talk to Koblakiq to complete the quest.
- Marquis Andrealphus cannot use his Escape ability on the last person, or if you are soloing.
- If you plan on attacking the main NM and ignoring the other four, it is suggested to not try and keep Utsusemi up. Unless you have extremely high evasion it will be worn down shortly if not immediately after casting.
- The 4 minions are very weak: a Dancing Edge from a level 75 THF/NIN can one-shot them.
- Various level 75 jobs can solo; ninja subjob suggested for melee.
- Pulled safely without the Demon Banneret and Demon Secretary linking, pulled from the gate end, cleared area and popped Marquis Andrealphus from max distance.
- Easily soloed by a PUP75/THF37 with an automaton set with WHM head/ RDM frame. Just recommend taking out the Bannerets first as their DD is more apt to hurt than the mages' DoT spells. Avoided over 50% of the attacks.
- Very easy to solo as MNK75/DNC37. Even with -14 evasion from gear they could barely hit me. Ended the fight missing about 100 HP, having only used Chakra (3/5 merits) and Drain Samba II for healing. The rest of my TP was used on WSs.
- Koblakiq (Oldton Movalpolos)
- Zeelozok has set out on a journey to destroy the Kindred's Divinity of Darkness. Koblakiq wants you to find her a "Demon pen" so she can learn more about their demon adversaries.