A Little Knowledge
From FFXI Wiki
- Speak with Erlene in The Eldieme Necropolis (S) at J-8 (first map) as a level 30+ job and you will get a cutscene. You will then be requested to hand in 12 sheets of Vellum.
- Vellum can be purchased from the Auction House under Leathercraft or can be obtained in exchange for Rolanberries from the NPC Tucker located in Crawlers' Nest (S) at K-8 (first map).
- Tucker will only accept the trade after the quest has been activated.
- Tucker will take 3 trades of up to 4 stacks of rolanberries per trade, so you can get up to 12 sheets of Vellum from him, but no more.
- He will accept no more rolanberries after 3 trades.
- Bottomline: Head to Crawlers' Nest (S) with 12 stacks of 12 rolanberries in your inventory (120 gil each at the NPC vendor). Trade 4 stacks of rolanberries to Tucker at once to receive 4 sheets of Vellum. Repeat this another 2 times to receive all 12 sheets of Vellum needed for the quest, before getting blocked out from further trades with Tucker.
- If you are not a BLM, RDM, SMN, or BLU, change to one of those jobs now. It does not need to be level 30.
- After handing in the sheets to Erlene, you will get a cutscene. Then you will be asked to use one of the following SP Abilities: Astral Flow, Chainspell, Azure Lore or Manafont.
- With one of these abilities in effect, speak to Erlene again to activate another cutscene. You will be rewarded with the Grimoire and the ability to change your job to Scholar.