Mission Name Vain
Number 8-1
Start NPC Any Windurst Gate Guard
Requirements Sufficient Rank Points
Level 60+
Title Granted Fugitive Minister Bounty Hunter
Items Needed Star Seeker
Magic-drained Star Seeker
Curse Wand
Reward Rank points
Repeatable No
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  • Talk to any of the gate guards to activate this mission after filling the rank bar up approximately 30%. Trading 6 regular crystals or 3Verification Needed light or dark crystals will enable you to flag the mission.
  • Once accepted, go to the Aurastery in Northern Windurst Waters and speak to Moreno-Toeno at (L-6) for a cutscene and the key item Star Seeker.
  • You also receive the title "Fugitive Minister Bounty Hunter" at this point.
  • There are few orcs roaming outside the house and you can easily be seen from the lower level.
  • The wand won't drop if you already have one. Check your mog house.


  • Testimonials
  • Dirtyhanded Gochakzuk has True Sight and can see through the inner door to the house.
  • Poison Potions can be useful against the sleep spells Dirtyhanded Gochakzuk uses.
  • If you do not have the manpower to fight through everything toward the house. A convenient method was for one member to hold a monster at the back wall to the house, while another member standing below casts an AoE, inflicting it upon Dirtyhanded Gochakzuk through the wall, who will begin casting and walking toward the caster. The member who held the monster as well as the one casting the AoE should work their way to the Monastic Cavern (Behind the House) and zone in and out, while a third party member claims Dirtyhanded Gochakzuk as it runs past, pulling it to the cliff alongside the zone to Monastic Cavern.
  • If you use the strategy above and need more than 2 Curse Wands you can just clear the house and camp inside after killing the NM the first time.
  • Dirtyhanded Gochakzuk will re-spawn in 16 - 30 minutes.
  • Orcs from outside the house can link with Dirtyhanded Gochakzuk.
  • Easily soloable on any Lv.99 (iLvl119) job.


See the Video page.

Game Description

Mission Orders
At the request of the Aurastery, you are to discover the whereabouts of their former minister who fled from his duties several years ago.
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