Journey Abroad


Mission Name Journey Abroad
Number 2-3
Start NPC Any San d'Orian Gate Guard
Requirements Mission 2-1
3/4 full Rank Point bar
Level 31+ (for immunity to Level 5 Petrify)
Title Granted Black Dragon Slayer
Dark Dragon Slayer
Certified Adventurer
Items Needed Key ItemLetter to the Consuls
Key ItemDark Key
Key ItemKindred Crest
Key ItemKindred Report
Reward Rank 3
3000g
Adventurer's Certificate
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Notes[edit]

  • This fight is no longer capped at 25.
  • If you did mission 2-2, you may need to trade 1 ~ 2 crystals or do Bat Hunt once.
  • If you skipped mission 2-2, you may need to trade crystals to a Temple Knight for rank points. You do not need to completely fill the rank point bar, three crystals will suffice.

Walkthrough[edit]

Bastok ArrowSmaller.gif Windurst Walkthrough[edit]

Bastok[edit]

Mission Name Journey to Bastok
Number 2-3
Items Needed Pickaxes
Mine Gravel
Mythril Sand


  • Head to the Consulate of San d'Oria in the Metalworks at (I-9) on the second floor and speak to Savae E Paleade for a cutscene.
  • Enter the Department of Industry adjacent to the President's Office and speak to Pius.
  • Walk to the Craftsmen's Eatery at (G-9) and speak to Grohm for a cutscene and 3 Pickaxes.
    • You are able to buy additional Pickaxes from different shops to help with the mission. Pickaxes can break when mining, so having more can save you the trip of returning to Bastok to purchase more in case you are unlucky.
  • Exit Bastok from Port Bastok, then head to the Palborough Mines located in North Gustaberg at (K-3).
    • If you are a low level, you may want to bring Silent Oils to prevent aggro from Quadav.
  • Upon entering Palborough Mines, locate a Mythril Seam and mine for Mine Gravel by trading the Pickaxes to the point.
    • A Mythril Seam is located at (F-7) on the first floor of the area or (I-9) of third floor.
    • It may take several attempts to obtain Mine Gravel.
    • If you receive the message "You find a chunk of mine gravel, but your pickaxe breaks in the process," you do successfully get the mine gravel.
  • Once you obtain Mine Gravel, go to (I-8) and take the elevator to the third floor.
  • Head to (I-6) to find a refiner.
  • Trade the Mine Gravel to the Refiner Lid.
  • Pull the lever on the refiner to activate it.
  • Drop off the ledge to the floor below you.
  • Locate the second lever and pull it.
  • Mythril Sand will be automatically put into your inventory.
  • Return to Metalworks and trade the Mythril Sand to Savae E Paleade to complete this portion of the mission.
    • You can easily go back to Bastok Mines by taking the boat on H-8 on the map with the burned hole on it.

Windurst[edit]

Mission Name Journey to Windurst
Number 2-3
Items Needed Key ItemDark Key


  • Now head to Windurst and go to the San d'Orian embassy in Windurst Woods.
  • Talk to Mourices and Forine (G-10) inside the embassy.
  • Go to Heavens Tower in Windurst Walls and talk to Kupipi (in the clerical chamber straight ahead from entrance) to receive a Key ItemDark Key. Make sure you do not skip this step!
    • If she gives you Trust: Kupipi, you have to zone out and back in to trigger the 2-3 mission cutscene. If you talk to her without zoning, she just talks about Nanaa Mihgo instead.
    • Everyone in your party must have this item to enter the BC, or have completed 2-3 previously in their current nation of allegiance. One person cannot get others into the fight who do not have the Key ItemDark Key, even if they are currently on this part of the mission, unless they have completed the mission in their current nation of allegiance.
    • If you are in possession of Key Item"Rhapsody in White", you will also receive Cipher: Semih.
  • Head to Giddeus.
  • Once inside Giddeus, head to (G-12) to enter Balga's Dais.
  • Upon entering the Burning Circle and receiving a cutscene, you will find the Searcher and Black Dragon.
    • If you are solo, make sure you are an absolute minimum of level 30 and on a very strong job, such as a Monk using Hundred Fists.
    • If solo, kill the deadlier dragon before killing the Searcher. Otherwise, the dragon will kill you rather easily after the Searcher has weakened you.
    • The Searcher does not melee you unless you are close to it or it has less than 50% of its HP, so it is relatively inactive if you focus on the dragon first.
  • If in a party with a Black Mage, the recommended order is to kill Searcher, then Black Dragon. The BLM should use Elemental Seal + Sleep on the dragon while everyone kills the Searcher. Once the Searcher is gone, the Black Dragon will die quickly. This dragon has a very potent AOE poison attack that does 10 damage per tick, which makes antidotes necessary. He also may curse the tanks.

(see testimonials)

  • Once the Black Dragon is defeated, another cutscene will happen.
    • A glitch may prevent this cutscene from occuring. If this happens, you can view the cutscene here: [1] (begin at 8:53). Alternatively, you can exit the dais and reenter from the main entrance to watch from the Goblin Footprint.
  • Report to Mourices at the embassy to receive a Key ItemKindred Report.
  • Report back to Halver in Chateau d'Oraguille.

Windurst ArrowSmaller.gif Bastok Walkthrough[edit]

Windurst[edit]

Mission Name Journey to Windurst
Number 2-3
Items Needed Key ItemShield Offering
Parana Shield x2


Bastok[edit]

Mission Name Journey to Bastok
Number 2-3
Items Needed Key ItemDark Key


  • Head to the Consulate of San d'Oria in the Metalworks at (H-9) on the second floor and speak to Savae E Paleade for a cutscene.
  • Enter the Department of Industry adjacent to the President's Office and speak to Pius.
  • Walk to the Craftsmen's Eatery at (G-9) and speak to Grohm.
  • Head to the Palborough Mines located in North Gustaberg at (K-3).
  • In the Palborough Mines, make your way to third floor of the mines and enter the Waughroon Shrine.
    • If you are of a low level, you may want to bring Silent Oils to prevent aggro from Quadav.
    • The Waughroon Shrine is located at (H-10) on the third floor.
  • Check the Burning Circle and select "The Rank 2 Final Mission".
  • This will initiate a BCNM with two monsters:
  • Defeat the two monsters to obtain a Key ItemKindred Crest.
    • A glitch can prevent the victory cutscene from occuring. If that happens, you can watch the cutscene here: [2] (begin watching from 1:53), or you can exit the shrine and reenter from the main entrance to watch from the Goblin Footprint.
  • After you've won the BCNM you can exit back into Palborough Mines travel a short distance on that map to H-8 where you can board one of the lever activated ferries and return to Zeruhn Mines which is connected to Bastok Mines.
  • Return to Bastok and speak to Savae E Paleade to obtain the Key ItemKindred Report and to complete this portion of the mission.
  • Return to San d'Oria and speak to Halver to complete this mission.

Game Description

Mission Orders
Visit the faraway nations of Bastok and Windurst and receive official recognition as an adventurer.
Mission Orders (Windurst to Bastok)
Journey to Windurst
Bring an offering (a shield) from Heavens Tower in Windurst to the Yagudo treasure room in Giddeus. To uphold the honor of San d'Oria, claim two of the same shields from the Yagudo on your return.
Journey to Bastok
Reports indicate that the Quadav who inhabit the deepest levels of Palborough Mines are up to something. An official named Pius will instruct you further.
Mission Orders (Bastok to Windurst)
Journey to Bastok
Survey Bastokan mining technology, and bring some mythril sand out of Palborough Mines. An official named Pius will instruct you further.
Journey to Windurst
Oust the giant monster that dwells deep inside the Yagudo realm of Giddeus.

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