I think you need to go into a secret area in the highest zone. (I'm pretty sure you crouch to get in) --- subATOM1X: "It's Rapier actually. Though admittedly, Raper would sound much, MUCH more badass."
In Area 8 of the Snowy Mountains there is a secret tunnel in the cliff wall. After going through that tunnel, climb up a bit and you'll see a mining spot. That's where the Whelps are. --- Life isn't fair. If it was, we'd all be dead. (Yes, I'm sticking with my old quote) FFX: Current challenges ~ OSGLONI ~ OSGSSONI+