Classic FFXI community
  Start NPC:   Alfesar - Rabao H-7
  Selbina/Rabao Reputation 4
  Items Needed:   Key Item: Ancient Tablet Fragment
  Key Item: Tablet of Ancient Magic
  Key Item: Letter from Alfesar
  Title:   Acquirer of Ancient Arcanum
  Repeatable:   No
  Reward:   Scroll of Teleport-Altep
  Previous Quest:   None
  Next Quest:   None


  • Talk to Alfesar. He needs your help in finding an Ancient Tablet Fragment in the Quicksand Caves.
  • The fragment spawns at one of five randomly chosen locations in the Quicksand Caves.
    • Spawnpoints on Map 1: H-6, H-10, E-9
    • Spawnpoints on Map 2: D-9, L-11
  • To get to the ??? at H-6 (Point 1 on the map), enter the Quicksand Caves from the Eastern Altepa Desert at J-7 (Entrance #1 on the Map).
    • You will zone in L-4 on Map 1.
    • When you fall down at I-7, be sure you are on the right (west) wall.
    • There will be a beetle at the spawn point. If the ??? is not there, head out of the caves at D-5. You will exit at H-8 in the Eastern Altepa Desert (Entrance #2 on the Map).
  • To reach the other four points, again enter the Quicksand Caves from J-7 in the Eastern Altepa Desert.
    • This time drop down at J-7, on the left (east) wall.
    • On Map 1 you can check points 2 (E-9) and 3 (H-10).
    • If not at either point, drop down at F-10. As you drop down, be sure you are on the east wall. Take Tunnel A.
    • Points 4 (D-9) and 5 (L-11) are on Map 2.
  • When you find the ???, check it and you will receive the Key Item: Ancient Tablet Fragment. (Please note: if more than one person in your party needs the quest, the ??? will disappear once anyone clicks it and will instantly repop in one of other locations.)
  • Return to Alfesar. He will give you the Key Item: Tablet of Ancient Magic and the Key Item: Letter from Alfesar.
  • Take both items to Charlaimagnat at the cathedral in Northern San d'Oria, M-7. (He is on the lower level at the bottom of the stairs.)
  • He asks for you to come back another day because he needs to decipher the tablet. After waiting until after 12:00am Japanese time, return to Charlaimagnat for your reward.

Game Description

Client: Alfesar (Near the oasis, Rabao)

The friar Alfesar has asked you to find the remaining part of a stone tablet that was found in the Quicksand Caves that lie beneath the Altepa Desert.