Start NPC:   Abelard - Selbina (G-9)
  Selbina Reputation: 4 or 5Exclamation
  Level Qmark
  Items Needed:   None
  Title:   None
  Repeatable:   No
  Reward:   800g-10,000 gil per Clay Tablet (38,000g total)
  Map of the Crawlers' Nest (Obtained after turning in 15 Clay Tablets)

  Previous Quest:   None
  Next Quest:   None


  • When you talk to The Mayor of Selbina, Abelard, he gives you a lump of Selbina Clay and requests that you to bring imprints of stone monuments from all over Vana'diel left by the explorer Gwynham Ironheart. These are found in all the outdoor areas, not in dungeons.
  • When a monument is found, trade the clay to the monument to get an imprinted Clay Tablet, and take the tablet back to Abelard.
  • Get a new piece of Selbina Clay and repeat for the other monuments. There are 17 monuments in total. You can trade them to Albelard in any order; they do not need to be completed in the sequence listed. You will get the Map of the Crawlers' Nest after turning in the first 15 on the list below.


  • Monument #16 in Sauromugue Champaign requires a party of 4, as you will need to pass through Banishing Gate #3 in Garlaige Citadel to find the exit that leads to the isolated plateau where the Stone Monument stands.
  • Monument #17 in Batallia Downs requires at least a duo -- one to make the trip through The Eldieme Necropolis, and the other to manipulate the gate switches to open the way to the southward path leading to the Stone Monument's island. Ahtu, the NM killed for the quest The Setting Sun is near the Stone Monument; the walkthrough for that quest describes the route and gate switch order.
  • You will only receive the map after completing all maps other than Sauromugue Champaign and Batallia Downs. If you complete 15 maps including Sauromugue or Batallia, you will not receive it. The order in which you complete them does not matter.

The Monuments

Zone Location/Walkthrough Reward
1 West Ronfaure Hidden amongst the ruins in the southwest quadrant of I-10. 800g
2 East Ronfaure G-11 800g
3 South Gustaberg K-10 800g
4 West Sarutabaruta Go to the outpost in West Sarutabaruta, and stay southwest. If you're going up a ramp (on top of the cliff), you're going the right way. The Monument is located at G-9. 800g
5 East Sarutabaruta K-6 800g
6 Konschtat Highlands Found in a small cave at G-7, generally guarded by a Goblin. 1000g
7 Jugner Forest Two tigers guard the cave to the stone monument. Just follow the western branch of the river all the way south to H-12. 1000g
8 Meriphataud Mountains Located at the base of the cliff in J-10, so don't go to the top of the cliff, but stay below in the canyon. 1000g
9 Tahrongi Canyon Tucked back in a cave at E-5. 1000g
10 Buburimu Peninsula J-5 1000g
11 Pashhow Marshlands Guarded by a Malboro at F-6. 1000g
12 Valkurm Dunes Found in the back of a cave on the west side of Whitebone Sands at E-9. 1000g
13 La Theine Plateau Go down the gorge at H-7 and head to the eastern tip of the gorge. Go through the cave tunnels, through the next gorge, and through another cave tunnel. Finally head to the end of the next gorge to find the monument at J-7. 1000g
14 North Gustaberg Enter Dangruf Wadi through the southwestern corner of South Gustaberg at D-9 and head to the northeasternmost exit at J-3 (you must ride up a geyser and follow the path off the map) into North Gustaberg. Follow the path east. Once you reach the bridge, cross it. Continue until you reach the cave and monument at G-7. 3000g
15 Rolanberry Fields Beware of Evil Weapons. Have patience, as you have to weave your way up through the small cliffs to get to the monument at K-11. 3000g
16 Sauromugue Champaign Located at I-9, accessible only by going through Garlaige Citadel and passing through the Third Banishing Gate. 10,000g
17 Batallia Downs Found at J-11 on the island to the south accessible only by going through Eldieme Necropolis. Protected by the NM Ahtu. 10,000g

The Monument Texts In Chronological Order

Zone Year
South Gustaberg 748 Crystal Era
North Gustaberg 749 Crystal Era
Konschtat Highlands 750 Crystal Era
East Ronfaure 751 Crystal Era
Jugner Forest 755 Crystal Era
Rolanberry Fields 757 Crystal Era
Batallia Downs 759 Crystal Era
West Ronfaure 761 Crystal Era
Valkurm Dunes 762 Crystal Era
Pashhow Marshlands 763 Crystal Era
La Theine Plateau 764 Crystal Era
Sauromugue Champaign 770 Crystal Era
Tahrongi Canyon 774 Crystal Era
East Sarutabaruta 777 Crystal Era
West Sarutabaruta 778 Crystal Era
Meriphataud Mountains 778 Crystal Era
Buburimu Peninsula 778 Crystal Era

The Stone Monument Inscriptions, Collected

The Collective Annals of Gwynham and Enid Ironheart

Game Description

Client: Abelard (Mayor's Residence, Selbina)

The mayor wants you to find stone monuments left by a certain adventurer and copy their writings to clay.
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