Bait and Switch

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Bait and Switch
Required Fame Bastok Fame Level: 3
Level Restriction: None
Starting NPC Salim, Metalworks (G-7)
Pack None
Title None
Repeatable Yes
Description Lately, a strange friar has been snooping around the Temple of the Goddess. Salim wants you to get rid of him.
Previous Quest Next Quest
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Silent Oil or Prism Powder or Hi-Potion or Hi-Ether or Key Ring Belt or Hermes Quencher or Icarus Wing


  • Speak to Salim to start the quest.
  • Examine the ??? on the ground floor (take the elevator) in the Temple of the Goddess at (G-8).
  • Select one of the following items to aid in your adventure:
Item name Number of switches Special conditions Reward
Scope 3 Silent Oil
Bard's harp 4 Prism Powder
Lead Guardsman's ID 6 Hi-Potion
Snares 8 Snare placement: Cermet Refinery, Kiln, and Metalworks Replica. Hi-Ether
Lucky charm 8 Use Lucky charm for switches with Pensive Beast Key Ring Belt
Pocket watch 8 Hermes Quencher
Costume kit 10 You must use Costume kit to get information, and avoid Salim at switches. Icarus Wing
  • Costume kit is only available after clearing each of the first six items and the quest Chameleon Capers is cleared.
  • Speak to the following NPCs to get clues about the switch order:
NPC name Function Costume kit item
Folzen Number of switches Knitted hat
Darha Switch order Heels
Helmut Switch order Spectacles
Hungry Wolf Switch order Heels
Striking Snake Switch order Heels
  • Costume kit items are only necessary when using the Costume kit item.
  • Activate the switches in the proper order.
  • The small switch is at the Cermet Refinery (G-7). It is underneath a shelf by the door.
  • The medium switch is at the Replica (G-8) near the Metalworks entrance, next to NPC Quasim.
  • The large switch is at the kiln (F-8) just outside of the Blacksmithing Guild.
  • If you activate an incorrect switch, you will have to start from the beginning. When you attempt to activate a switch one of the following NPCs will appear:
NPC name Action to avoid being arrested
Gentle Tiger
  • Leave it to Luto
  • Say something clever:
    • Checking out the Metalworks.
Militant Gale
  • Leave it to Miledo
  • Say something clever:
    • Waiting for a friend.
Pensive Beast Use the Lucky charm item.
Salim Costume kit
  • If you do the incorrect action, either Luto or Miledo will be captured. If so, speak to Ferghus then to Folzen. If the same character gets captured twice, the quest will end.
  • Once all switches have been deactivated, return to the ??? in the Temple of the Goddess for a cutscene and your reward.
  • You can repeat this quest once per conquest tally.