An Explorer's Footsteps

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An Explorer's Footsteps
Required Fame 4
Level Restriction: Level 15
Starting NPC Abelard, Selbina (G-9)
Pack None
Title None
Repeatable Yes
Description The mayor wants you to find stone monuments left by a certain adventurer and copy their writings to clay.
Previous Quest Next Quest
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  • Talk to Abelard (G-9) to receive Selbina Clay.
  • Trade the Selbina Clay to a Stone Monument to receive a Clay Tablet.
    • If you interact with the monument, you will receive extensive and interesting Lore background of the area.
  • Return to Abelard and trade the Clay Tablet to him.
  • Repeat for the remaining Stone Monuments. The quest will not "Complete" until you finish all tablets.

The Monuments

Zone Location/Walkthrough Reward
1 West Ronfaure Hidden amongst the ruins in the southwest quadrant of I-10. Near the Outpost/Survival Guide. 800g
2 East Ronfaure G-11, near King Ranperre's Tomb/Voidwatch warp. 800g
3 South Gustaberg K-10, on the coast a short walk from the Abyssea - Altepa maw warp. 800g
4 West Sarutabaruta G-9, accessible near the Outpost/Survival Guide, then walk south along the ledge. 800g
5 East Sarutabaruta K-6 800g
6 Konschtat Highlands Found in a small cave at G-7, short ride from the Crag. 1000g
7 Jugner Forest H-12, short walk from the Davoi Survival Guide. 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 In a cave at E-5, a short distance from the Survival Guide. 1000g
10 Buburimu Peninsula J-5. 1000g
11 Pashhow Marshlands 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 final 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. The Proto-Waypoint is nearby. 3000g
15 Rolanberry Fields Weave your way up through the small cliffs to get to the monument at K-11. You can reach the other side of the spire on the north side of it. 3000g
16 Sauromugue Champaign Located at I-9, accessible by going through Garlaige Citadel and passing through the Third Banishing Gate. Or, if you have the Wings of the Goddess Expansion, you can use the pathway in Garlaige Citadel (S) to get to Sauromugue Champaign (S), then use the Cavernous Maw to get the monument. Also if you have the Survival Guide teleport, it is nearby. 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 Monuments in the Past

The following three monuments exist in the Shadowreign, and you can copy them with the Selbina Clay; however, when you trade them there is no response from Abelard.

Zone Location/Walkthrough Reward
1 Vunkerl Inlet (S) E-12
2 Grauberg (S) F-5
3 Fort Karugo-Narugo (S) E-7, outside map