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Mission Name: Assault Mission - Orichalcum Survey
Mercenary Rank: Private First Class
Start NPC: Yahsra - Aht Urhgan Whitegate (L-10)
Staging Point: Azouph Isle Staging Point
Objective: Discover orichalcum ore
Recruitment: Lv.50, 3-6 mercenaries
Mission Orders: There is a rumor that orichalcum ore has been discovered in Leujaoam Sanctum. Find the ore vein before the beastmen do.
Time Limit: 30 minutes
Reward: Leujaoam Sanctum Assault Points
  • 3 Members: 1200
  • 4 Members: 1080
  • 5 Members: 960
  • 6 Members: 840
  

Enemies

Monster Level Strengths Weaknesses Spawns

Notes

Mineral Eater

  • Immune to:
  • Strong to:

A, T(H)
Very strong attack, and very weak defense, also has a lot of accuracy. Uses all standard worm moves, Bind, Stoneskin, Rasp, Stone IV, and Stonega III. Can cast from a long distance of up to 50'.

Qiqirn Miner

76-82

  • Immune to:
  • Strong to:

S, Sc
Aggressive after a player finds ore, initially spawns with green name, changes to yellow when ore is found.
Quick attacks, very strong, very high evasion.

A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime

Drops

Ancient Lockbox
Remedy
Hi-Potion +3
??? Gloves
Storm Gages
??? Necklace
Storm Muffler
Jagd Gorget
Feather Collar
Gorget +1
??? Box
Ice Crystal
Tsurara
Eggplant
White Rock
Phalaenopsis
Linen Cloth
Gardenia Seed
Poroggo Hat
Soulflayer Staff

Walkthrough

Mine for Orichalcum Ore at Mining Points throughout the area. Take the ore to the NPC at the starting point to finish. This ore goes directly into the inventory of the person that mined it.

  • Normal Pickaxes don't work.
  • Find and touch a mining point. One of the following will happen:
  1. You receive a temporary Orichalcum Ore, in which case the mission is complete.
  2. The pickaxe breaks, in which case return to the NPC for a new one.
  3. A worm spawns. The worm will detect through sneak. Kill the worm and continue mining. Worms only have 1300-1500 HP, however they can cast up to 50 feet away and have a longer sound aggro range than the normal worm (up to 35'), making running away difficult. The worm will not use Draw In, however.
  4. "You are unable to mine anything."
  5. You mine a pebble or Zinc Ore. These two items will go into treasure pool.
  • Keep mining the same spot until it disappears or you get the Ore.
  • The mining points move like normal mining points.
  • Upon finding the temporary Orichalcum Ore, you must bring the ore back to the NPC at the start. Beware, the roaming Qiqirn will become aggressive to all party members, detecting by sight, once the ore has been found. You can easily use Invisible to avoid agro, as long as a Qiqirn was not facing you when someone found the ore.
  • If a Qiqirn does see you, do not try to kill it unless that is your only option. They seem able to attack up to five times in a row, and do so with surprising regularity. Sleep and Bind will buy time.
  • Find the Rune of Release and Ancient Lockbox at (H-8) to complete and leave the mission.

Notes

  • The reported strategy of running away from the worms when they pop with some sort of shadow up (like Utsusemi: Ichi or Blink) can work but is NOT recommended. The worms do NOT despawn. There is an off chance you may find the ore in an unoccupied location. But in case you do not, you may run out of time trying to kill the remaining worms.

Map

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