Quest Solutions (v1)

#1Scy046Posted 10/11/2010 10:11:06 AM
This is very much a version 1.0; there's a few quests that have variable rewards that I don't have a back-up save to check.

So, without further ado:

1st Stratum
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Butterfly Bistro's New Menu
Requirement: Finish the "Prelude to the Forest" Mission.

It's the first quest so it's not so bad. Just kill Forest Frogs until you get 1 Frog Cheek and 3 Slimy Legs. Their drop rate is 45% on the Slimy Legs and 15% on the Frog Cheeks.

Rewards: 3x Tent, 1000 EXP.

The fisherman's rest
Requirement: Finish the "Prelude to the Forest" Mission.

You're looking for the dead end at A2. You must go during the day for this.

Rewards: 100 En, 500 EXP.

Ho! The gigapede!
Requirement: Reach the 2nd Floor.

Pretty simple quest all-in-all. Gigapedes can be found starting on the 2nd Floor during the night. The drop you're looking for is a Gigapede Leg and it has a 40% drop rate. Pedant's Book, 1500 EXP.

Request from the Firm
Requirement: Reach the 2nd Floor.

Not such a bad quest. You need to reach a Take node on the 2nd Floor and gather a Small Flower. The chances of getting one are 40% at C4 and 30% at A1.

Reward: Volt Hammer, 1000 EXP.

The bond between guildmates
Requirement: Reach the 3rd Floor.

You'll do some running around to get this one done.

1) Talk to the Guard at D4 on the 2nd Floor.
2) Return to town and talk (Gather information option) to the Bertram Guild member at the Bistro.
3) Go to the camp spot on the 2nd Floor at D6.
4) Find the backpack at D4 on the 3rd Floor. There's a fight here so be prepared.
5) Reach the camp on the 3rd Floor at F4.

Reward: Poison Hammer, 1750 EXP.

Man versus nature
Requirement: Reach the 3rd Floor.

The first (and only) of the "Bring X class" and also the first quest with a variable reward. You merely have to bring a Farmer that is at least level 2. The reward varies if your Farmer is over Level 7.

Reward: 2000 EXP, 1x Medica II (Level <=7) or 3x Medica II (Level >7).

Amber Delight
Requirement: Reach the 4th Floor.

Simply put, this is a test of "did you read what they told you to do?" kind of quest. Your goal is to reach A4 and remember the three steps:

1) Smoke the nest.
2) Climb the tree.
3) Cut the nest off the branch.

Reward: 600 En, 3500 EXP.

The fish festival
Requirement: Speak to Kujura after receiving the "Proof of will" Mission.

Not a "hard" quest per se; you're merely required to kill a lot of fish. The rewards are tiered based on how much you kill.

15 Fish: Amrita, 3500 EXP.
30 Fish: 2x Amrita, 4000 EXP.
40 Fish: 3x Amrita, 4500 EXP.
50 Fish: 5x Amrita, 5000 EXP.

Letter in a bottle I
Requirement: Finish the "Request from the Firm" Quest.

Pretty simple quest; you merely have to tell the boy (yes, boy) at the Inn what to say. The correct option is to go ask for advice from the rest of the city and to then report to him. You MUST talk to all four people for advice (Shop, Bistro, Explorer's Guild, Port) to get the better reward. All other options give the slightly worse reward.

Reward: Varies; 3x Volt Oil and 500 EXP is the best reward; 1x Volt Oil and 500 EXP otherwise. No matter how you do the quest, he'll halve the cost of using the "bank" at the Inn.

Tanniyn hunting
Pre-requisite: Reach the Lighthouse.

Just catch the Tanniyn. It's not hard to find (giant Fish) and shouldn't be hard to catch either. Overall, fairly simple introduction to catching fish I suppose.

Reward: 2x Ariadne Threads, 1500 EXP.
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#2Scy046(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2010 10:12:19 AM
2nd Stratum:
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Too close to home
Pre-requisite: Reach the 5th Floor.

Pretty simple quest all things considered. Go to the 1st Floor and kill the 3 Greedy Lizards. They're nothing special and should easily be killable by the time you get this quest. They appear on your map when you enter at D2, C5, and B2.

Reward: Fire Hammer, 5500 EXP

Messages from aeons past I
Pre-requisite: Reach the 5th Floor.

Not too hard unless you miss the entrance at C2 leading to the west. It's really close to the down staircase (C1) so it's not hard to find. There's two chests there as well (Blinding Dagger, Theriaca B).

Reward: Spatha (40 wATK Dagger, 1 Empty Forge Slot), 4500 EXP.

Clinic's Request
Pre-requisite: Reach the 6th Floor.

Just need to get Thick Throats which are the Conditional Drop from Koolasuchus. It's an 85% Drop Rate and requires you to kill them with Volt damage but ... they tell you this (well, minus the drop rate). They appear starting on the 6th Floor and aren't too rare.

Reward: 1500 En, 8000 EXP

Statue of Salvation
Pre-requisite: Reach the 6th Floor.

Find the statue on the 6th Floor at C3. Not much else to say, really.

Reward: Panic Fleuret (1 wATK Rapier, 6 Terror Slots), +300 HP/TP from statue (one-time), 6000 EXP

Deep blue
Pre-requisite: Reach the 7th Floor.

Bring an Indigo Pith, an item from the Cut nodes found on the 7th Floor, back. Not too complex. The two nodes are located at B4 (40%) and B2 (70%).

Reward: Sleep Hammer, 9000 EXP.

Professor Scott's all-nighter
Pre-requisite: Reach the 7th Floor.

Floor 7, D5. Just stay and watch them. If you stay long enough (too long?), there will be a series of three fights: 2x Red Starfish, 1x Blue Starfish then 3x Red Starfish, 2x Blue Starfish, and finally 2x Blue Starfish, 1x King Starfish.

Reward: Pole Stone x5, 9750 EXP

Note: Reward MAY vary if you leave after the King Starfish is born but before you slaughter them all. I don't have a save to double check this so I hope someone else can do this for me. Please?

Unknown Mutation
Pre-requisite: Reach the 8th Floor.

Floor 8, B2. It's a fight vs a souped up version of an Iron Turtle. Nothing special to say, really.

Reward: Power Book, 12000 EXP

Lost treasure
Pre-requisite: Reach the 8th Floor, Finish the "Letter in a bottle I" Quest.

Multiple steps:

1) First Floor, D2. Hard to miss as you just head straight north until you run smack dab into him.
2) Ask about Ruffalo's Knife at Aman's Inn. Merely use the "Talk" option to do it.
3) Go to the bistro and "Gather Information" from the Long-haired blond man.
4) Return to the Inn and "Talk" again. The blond man is the liar.
5) Return to the bistro.

Reward: Varied; Amrita II x 3 if you do it right on the first try and goes down if you mess things up, 11,500 EXP
#3Scy046(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2010 10:13:03 AM
3rd Stratum
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Wishing on a branch
Pre-requisite: Reach the 9th Floor.

Floor 9, E4. Not ... much else to say.

Reward: Ice Hammer, 10000 EXP

The gourmand's demands
Pre-requisite: Reach the 9th Floor.

Floor 9 to B2 to have the ants spawn; the Pomona itself shows up at D3. After you get the first one, three more ants appear that you can chase down and kill for another Pomona Fruit.

Reward: Varies; Madora x3 and 16500 EXP if you get all the fruit, Madora x1 and 15000 EXP otherwise.

Letter in a bottle II
Pre-requisite: Reach the 9th Floor and finish the first Letter in a bottle quest.

Another series quest but at least it's different from the first one.

1) Talk to the boy at the Inn.
2) Speak to Angie in the Deep City Inn.
3) Obtain some Scarlet Sage (Rare Take) from the 3rd Stratum.
4) Take the Green Remedy back to the Armoroad Inn.

Reward: Frost Jar x2, 12500 EXP.

Messages from aeons past II
Pre-requisite: Reach the 10th Floor and finish the first Message from aeons past quest.

You need to get Monster Bones from Flame Lizards, Cave Elephants, and Stegosauruses. Do be careful that you DO NOT SELL the item before the quest turn-in or else you need to go off searching for it again.

Items in question:

Stegosaurus: Stegosaur Fin (75%)
Cave Elephant: Red Tusk (85%)
Fire Lizard: Dino Calcaneus (30%)

Reward: Sonic Dagger (1 wATK, 5x Speed Forged), 16000 EXP

Searching for springs
Pre-requisite: Reach the 10th Floor.

Another variable reward quest. There's no reason to not get all three to be honest. They're located at:

A7 (4,2)
A1 (2,4)
D1 (2,1)

Reward: Varies, 3000 En and 14000 EXP if you find them all; 2000 En and ? EXP if you find less.

The sculptor's request
Pre-requisite: Reach the 11th Floor.

Obtain three Igneous Rocks from killing Lava Beasts with Ice Damage. It's a 100% Conditional Drop under those circumstances though it also stops their regular drop.

Reward: Speed Book, 15500 EXP.

Ant Agony
Pre-requisite: Reach the 11th Floor

You have to kill the Ant Queen ... which is harder than it sounds, really. She's comparable to a Stratum Boss and she's the first optional boss of the game. She has the following stats:

8888 HP, 830 TP
43 STR, 45 VIT, 36 TEC, 36 AGI, 44 LUC
75% Cut/Stab/Bash Resistance
100% Fire/Ice/Volt Resistance
1% Death and Petrify Resistance
50% Sleep Resistance
20% All other Status Resistances
30% Head/Arm/Leg Bind Resistance
20% Lethal Resistance

She's uh ... harder than you'd think. I'd advise you to come back after you finish the 3rd Stratum most likely. She's not too bad herself but she constantly spawns Ants that will eventually swarm you to death. I'd like to note she has a Conditional Drop of Kill while Sleeping that nets one of the best Daggers in the game.

Reward: Vigor Book x3, 22500 EXP, 1st Optional Boss Down Fuzzy Feelings

Filling the Monstrous Codex
Pre-requisite: Reach the 11th Floor

You only need 40 types to get this unlocked. It's really hard NOT to get this since you have approximately 54 to 57 enemies and that's _not_ counting anything you find while doing Sea Quests. Really, it's hard to NOT have this done by this point.

Reward: Head Hammer, 14000 EXP

The jeweler's request
Pre-requisite: Reach the 12th Floor.

Another variable reward quest. All you have to do is bring back something you get from Mining in the 3rd Stratum.

Reward: Varies based on what you bring back:
Corundum: Panic Guard (3x Confusion Resist Forged), 14500 EXP
Clastic Rock: Gale Amulet (5x AGI Forged), 16000 EXP
Pyrargyrite: Critical Belt (3x Critical Forged), 17500 EXP
#4Scy046(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2010 10:13:29 AM
4th Stratum
The shrub fruit
Pre-requisite: Reach the 13th Floor.

Reach D6 on Floor 13. Um ... not much else to say.

Reward: Kotegiri (1 wATK Katana, 6 Arm Bind Forged Slots), 19500 EXP.

Elval's hobby
Pre-requisite: Reach the 13th Floor.

You need to kill tons of monsters. Nothing else. The quest itself actually takes place in the 3rd Stratum and the points you get per encounter are based off of what you kill:

Floor 9: 1 pt/encounter.
Floor 10: 2 pts/encounter.
Floor 11: 3 pts/encounter.
Floor 12: 4 pts/encounter.
Mud Lurkers: 15 points.
Mother Dragons: 20 points.
Poison Dragons: 25 points.

You need a minimum of 30 points or you're disqualified.

Reward varies based on your placing:
3rd Place: 100 points, Metopon x2, 20000 EXP.
2nd Place: 150 points, Metopon x3, 22500 EXP
1st Place: 250 points, Metopon x5, 25000 EXP

Statues of limitation
Pre-requisite: Reach the 14th Floor.

Pretty simple puzzle located at A4/A5. Push all the buttons once (sans the X since that resets) to solve it. The order is irrelevant.

Reward: Paralysis Hammer (Stun when you actually get it), 26000 EXP.

Treasures of the depths
Pre-requisite: Reach the 14th Floor.

Multiple possible rewards. Buy a vase from Napier's Firm (3000en) or find one of four items on the 14th Floor at A2. Each one has a different reward.

1) Stylish Pot - Death Magatama (Accessory, 3x Death Resistance Forged Slots), 20000 EXP.
2) Coin (1,5) - 19000 EXP.
3) Large Plate (1,2) - 19000 EXP.
4) Candlestick (3,3) - Strength Ring (Accessory, 5x STR Forged Slots), 22500 EXP.
5) Statue (5,3) - 19000 EXP.

You also get an Energy Bracelet (Accessory, 5x VIT Forged Slots) regardless of which choice you choose.

An artisan's choice
Pre-requisite: Reach the 15th Floor.

Multiple reward possibilites though it's not hard to figure out which you're getting--you select the reward after all. The quest itself requires you to get 5 Spearhead Chips and 1 Damascus Edge. Spearhead Chips are drops from Deep Marines (55%) and the Damascus Edge is dropped by the Deep Raiders (80% Conditional, Kill with Strike/Bash damage).

The weapons you can choose are:
Sword: Schiavona (Cost: 11160en, 123 wATK, 1x HP Forged, 1x Empty)
Rapier: Colichemarde (Cost: 10860en, 115 wATK, 2x Empty)
Dagger: Ballock Knife (Cost: 10630en, 96 wATK, 3x Empty)
Spear: Partizan (Cost: 11220en, 124 wATK, 3x Empty)
Katana: Warabite (Cost: 11200en, 120 wATK, 1x Empty)
Hammer: Bolt Warhammer (Cost: 11240en, 133 wATK, 3x Volt Forged)
Crossbow: Dardanelles Gun (Cost: 11310en, 129 wATK, 2x Empty)
Tome: Firm Book (Cost: 10550en, 88 wATK, 2x VIT Forged, 1x TEC Forged, 1x Empty)
Gun: Ice Cannon (Cost: 11190en, 106 wATK, 3x Ice Forged)

Reward: Weapon of your choice, 22500 EXP

Secrets on a pedestal
Pre-requisite: Reach the middle of the 16th Floor; I believe you need to turn in the first 4th Stratum Mission first too.

You want to reach D4 on Floor 15 (right in front of the stairs, actually). The order the tablets go in is pretty easy if you've been reading all themurals (C1, A4, C7)

Sky -> Top
Earth -> Left
Man -> Right

If you mess up, you're teleported to A4. If you're right, it opens and you get a set of Antique Armor to take back.

Reward: Plague Hammer, Plate Coat, 27500 EXP

A comrade sleeping below
Pre-requisite: Reach the middle of the 16th Floor; I believe you need to turn in the first 4th Stratum Mission first too.

He shows up when you enter and then heads towards the hole at E6; if you follow him down the hole, he leads you on a chase to the hole at E2. So ... just don't follow him down the hole. Go down the stairs instead and fight him since you have him cornered.

Reward: 6000en, 30000 EXP
#5Scy046(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2010 10:14:13 AM
5th Stratum
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Praying with pampas grass
Pre-requisite: Reach the 17th Floor and reach the Trade City Ugarit.

There's two solutions I know of for this quest: Find Pampas Grass on Floor 17 and take it to the bar or find Pampas Grass out on the seas and take it back to Ayutthaya. The latter gives you 4x Hamao II and the former gives 2.

The grass is located at C6 on Floor 17 or A3 on the South Sea Exploration Map; for the sea exploration part, you'll want to depart from the 2nd Foothold to do the trek in the allotted time.

Reward: Hamao II x2 or Hamao II x4, 27500 EXP.

Elval's hobby II
Pre-requisite: Reach the 17th Floor and finished the "Elval's hobby I" quest.

Another "Hey do X a lot" quest; he wants you to gather on the 4th Stratum. It's oddly ... very easy. You merely need to get at least 5 items and be sure to go with a near empty inventory.

Reward: Varies depending on how many items you bring back:
3rd Place - 15 Gathers*
2nd Place - 30 Gathers, 1x Cut Mist, 1x Bash Mist, 1x Stab Mist, 30000 EXP
1st Place - 45 Gathers, 2x Cut Mist, 2x Bash Mist, 2x Stab Mist, 35000 EXP

*I completely forgot to check the EXP for this reward level; presumably, you just get the single Cut Mist and probably 25000-27500 EXP.

Filling the Item Compendium
Pre-requisite: Reach the 17th Floor.

...get 130 entries in the Item Compendium. There's no tricks. No surprises.

Reward: Curse Hammer, 30000 EXP.

A salty exploration
Pre-requisite: Reach the 18th Floor.

Go to C5 on Floor 18 (it's a dead-end in one of the no map territories).

Reward: Curse Poems, 30000 EXP

A secret request
Pre-requisite: Reach the 18th Floor.

Not a terribly hard quest. You merely need to enter Floor 18 to get the Mushroom Dagger and then find the FoE at F7 and kill it with whomever has the Dagger equipped.

Reward: Arm Hammer, 40000 EXP.

Sisters
Pre-requisite: Reach the 19th Floor.

Multiple steps here:

1) Talk at Napier's Firm.
2) Visit the Napier Branch Store during the day and at night.
3) Tell the truth when confronted. You can refuse but it infinite loops. Cooperate with her when asked.
4) Talk at the Inn, Bar (+ the two adventurers via the Gather Information option), Port, and Guild.
5) Return to the Napier's Branch; the proper response is that she's making winter clothing.
6) Get a Violet Tail from the Silver Fox enemies; it's a 35% drop so it's not too bad to get them.
7) Go to Napier's Firm and hand over the Violet Tail (via the Talk option, don't sell it).

Reward: 3x Formaldehyde, 40000 EXP

Rock of wages
Pre-requisite: Reach the 19th Floor.

The rock is located at D1; when you find it, you're given two options: Take the rock or don't. I didn't make a backup save for this either so uncertain of what happens if you try to take the rock. I _think_ that you get a better reward if you take it (2x Intelligence Books) but unsure.

Reward: Intelligence Book, 45000 EXP.

Mooning over clover
Pre-requisite: Reach the 20th Floor.

You merely need to get a 4-Leaf Clover from the 1st Floor at D3. However, if you _do not take the 4-Leaf clover_ you get a better reward.

Reward: 2x Luck Book (1x if you take the clover), 42500 EXP

The bird pair
Pre-requiste: Reach the 20th Floor and finish the Sisters quest.

The birds are located on the first floor at B2/C2 area (the hidden area in the center with the two chests). Incidentally, random encounters are replaced with stronger Largebills (who give decent EXP too at ~3000 each). Once both bird FoEs are dead, the Largebills are replaced with the normal encounters.

Reward: 10000en, 50000 EXP.
#6Scy046(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2010 10:15:06 AM
Post-game Quests
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Monster from across the sea
Pre-requisites: Reach the 20th Floor, have finished the "The bird pair" quest, and have finished the entirety of the "Letter in a bottle" line.

The quest for Alraune; just talk to the boy at the Inn and then go to Floor 17, D6.

Stats:
22000 HP
66 STR, 67 TEC, 72 VIT, 57 AGI, 53 LUC
0% Ice, Volt
150% Fire
100% Cut, Stab, Bash
1% Instant Death, Petrify
10% All Status Effects
30% Head, Arm, and Leg Bind

Elval's Grim Truth
Pre-requisites: Reach the 21st Floor and have finished the "Elval's hobby" line.

Kraken is the "most complicated" of these bosses to find. You need to press a switch on Floor 13, A5 to reach Kraken at B5 on the same floor.

Stats:
30000 HP
80 STR, 80 TEC, 75 VIT, 24 AGI, 56 TEC
125% Fire, Ice, Volt, Cut, Stab, Bash
1% Instant Death, Petrify
0% All Status Effects
30% Head and Arm Bind
120% Leg Bind

Shrouded in the Abyss
Pre-requisites: Reach the 21st Floor

Anemone is located on Floor 5 but you get there via Floor 6, D7.

Stats:
17000 HP
61 STR, 62 TEC, 68 VIT, 52 AGI, 49 LUC
150% Fire, Ice, Volt
25% Cut, Stab, Bash
1% Instant Death, Petrify
10% All Status Effects
30% Head, Arm, and Leg Bind

All three quests have the same reward: 100000en, 95000 EXP
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#7CoarseDragonPosted 10/11/2010 10:56:23 AM
Awesome. Sticky requested.
#8YeblosPosted 10/11/2010 11:37:30 AM
I'll help. I can't actually read the Japanese wiki very well, but numbers I can handle.

There's one mistake you made that I can recognize without that, though. Quest experience isn't a large pool that gets divided by party size, it's a fixed amount for each party member. Very early in the game, I tried using quests to level one new character, but found it didn't work like battle experience. The Japanese wiki seems to back me up on that, so I'll be posting experience per character.

Professor Scott's all-nighter:
Observe 1 time: 1 Pole Stone, 1500 exp
Observe 2 times: 2 Pole Stones, 1650 exp
Observe 3 times: 3 Pole Stones, 1800 exp
Observe 4 times: 5 Pole Stones, 1950 exp

Searching for springs
One of your locations doesn't match the Japanese wiki. They have: A-1(d.2), A-7(c.4), D-1(a.2), and my own map matches that. Their notation is much easier to understand too, I think. You seem to reverse the X/Y order, and using only numbers makes it impossible to tell that they're reversed.

Anyway, rewards:
1 spring: 2000en, 2400 exp
2 springs: 2500en, 2600 exp
3 springs: 3000en, 2800 exp

Elval's hobby
The minimum reward for participation (30 points) is 3500 exp, and 1 Metopon I'd assume. I can't read well enough to be sure.

Elval's hobby II
3rd place (15 gathers): 4500 exp, 1x Cut Mist, 1x Bash Mist
Minimum (5 gathers): 3000 exp, 1x Cut Mist
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#9Scy046(Topic Creator)Posted 10/11/2010 12:06:42 PM
There's one mistake you made that I can recognize without that, though. Quest experience isn't a large pool that gets divided by party size, it's a fixed amount for each party member. Very early in the game, I tried using quests to level one new character, but found it didn't work like battle experience. The Japanese wiki seems to back me up on that, so I'll be posting experience per character.

It's not a mistake, per se, but it is a bit misleading, yes. I guess I can drop it all to one-fifth the EXP on a revision.

Searching for springs
One of your locations doesn't match the Japanese wiki. They have: A-1(d.2), A-7(c.4), D-1(a.2), and my own map matches that. Their notation is much easier to understand too, I think. You seem to reverse the X/Y order, and using only numbers makes it impossible to tell that they're reversed.


There's no X/Y reversing here ... I just majorly screwed up and mixed up the A1 and A7 coordinates (...and then one mistake on top of that). I can switch to L#(L#) notation if it makes it easier; I'm just used to using L#(##) from how I did it before.

Assorted fixes

Good to know. However, how many of these are from first-hand knowledge and not from wikis alone? There's a few mistakes on some wikis (and/or missing data in general) since I used them to do some double-checking as well.
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#10YeblosPosted 10/11/2010 12:19:37 PM
http://www39.atwiki.jp/sekaiju_maze3/pages/82.html

All of it is just that wiki, I didn't take notes on quests myself. I did compare random things between your list and theirs though. Everything matched, and I've used that wiki for some other things (like fish I was missing) and it was reliable.
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