Final Fantasy XI achievements

Final Fantasy XI

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There are 57 Final Fantasy XI achievements (32 without DLC) worth 2,760 (1,250)

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Secret Achievement in Final Fantasy XI

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Achievement won on 22 Aug 09
TA Score for this game: 68
Posted on 23 August 09 at 05:32
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This achievement is unlocked by completing one of the many quest lines to earn an advanced job such as Paladin, Ninja, Corsair, etc.

I earned this achievement by earning the Paladin job.

In order to become a Paladin there are three quests you must undertake. All three are initiated by Balasiel in S. Sandoria, but there are different level requirements for each quest.

The first quest, "A Squire's Test" is obtainable by reaching level 7, with a Sandoria Reputation of 1. Travel to Watchdog Alley and go up the stairs into the tower. Talk to Balasiel, and he'll give you a quest to travel to King Ronperre's Tomb in the Southern Portion of East Ronfaure, and obtain a Revival Root from a ghost that haunts the tomb of King Ronperre.

The ghost only appears between the hours of 8pm and 4am game time, and respawns approximately 3 game hours after you kill it. I fought the ghost 11 times before I got the Revival Root, so it isn't a guaranteed drop. My recommendation is to check the auction house for one before you waste several hours in real life trying to get a drop. It only costs 1,000 dollars on the Gilgamesh server currently.

When you trade him the root, he'll give you a Spatha sword and a new title to get at the bard.

Quest two of the "Paladin Hunt" involves a little bit of cave wandering. As soon as you hit level 12 you can take "A Squire's Test 2". Talk to Balasiel, he'll tell you that he needs you to get some Dew. Head to La Theine Plateau and go to F-6. There'll be a cave down in the pit, Ordelle's Cave to be exact, and you need to go into it. Use the link below to see precisely where you need to go once inside.

I finished this quest as a WAR at 25, and had mobs attacking me when I got next to the second point you have to visit. I did manage to zone without dying though, and the rest of the cave checks as easy prey. The reward for this quest is a Squire Certificate (useless) and a new title.

The final portion of this quest is the easiest in my opinion. You don't have to rely on the auction house or luck.

Talk to Balasiel again as a level 30, and he'll allow you to take the Knight's Test. He gives you a "Book of Tasks" which is a riddle you must solve. Talk to the guard above West Gate. Then talk to the guard above Eastgate. Then go to Davoi, which is located at G12 in Jugner Forest. You'll be looking for the disused well, at E-10. You'll get the Knight's Soul. Travel back to Balasiel, and you'll be rewarded with the ability to change into a Paladin, a new title, and a Kite Shield, which is useless until lvl 28 PLD.

When I did this part of the quest, I switched to my level 25 WHM so I could cast Sneak and Invisible. Invisible/ Prism Powder is a MUST for this part of the quest because the Orcs aggroed and killed a 25 WHM and 30 WAR party. Traveling down the river is an easier path, but you'll need Sneak/ Silent Oils for the Pugils.

Once you complete the quest, go to your Mog House and change your Main Job to Paladin to make the achievement unlockable, then hit up your achievement Bard for 5 points.
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