Sharpening the Sword

This is the first Paladin Artifact Armor quest - otherwise known as AF1.
Start NPC Ailbeche - Northern San d'Oria (J-9)
Requirements Paladin 40+
Repeatable Yes, after AF is complete
Reward Honor Sword
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From this point on, the quest can be completed on any job. You should not use AOE, as the fight takes place in an area with (normally non-aggressive) level 80+ mobs.

  • Head to Ordelle's Caves, entering from the western most entrance at (F-7) from La Theine Plateau.
    • This is the same entrance where the Survival Guide is located and, if you have it, you can teleport here.
  • Head east to the ramp at (I-6) on the first map. From there, head south down the ramp at (H-9). The Stalagmite is next to the hole in the first small room.
  • Select the Stalagmite to spawn and kill the NM Polevik, an Earth Elemental. (Note: Can be killed on any job, as long as you have the quest. Should be level 65+ to solo the fight.)
  • Touch the Stalagmite again to receive the Key ItemOrdelle Whetstone.
  • Talk to Ailbeche to complete the quest.

Game Description[edit]

Ailbeche (Parade Grounds, Northern San d'Oria)
The boy needs a whetstone to sharpen an old blade. Find one for him in Ordelle's Caves.
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