Zantetsuken Quest

Overview

Starting NPC: Odin, at the Chocobo Circuit.

Spawn in to the Chocobo Circuit using !home, head south and exit the main room upon zoning in, and turn right (toward the area with Channon) until you see Odin on his mighty steed Sleipnir.

Notes: Use of plugins that edit framerates, including FPS60 and Enternity, can cause blackscreens on things like airships and the Bibiki Bay boat system.  Please ensure you have these plugins disabled before undertaking a Zantetsuken mission.

Walkthrough

Speaking to Odin will start you on the Zantetsuken Quest. He will imbue you with a costume status effect which you must have for the remainder of the quest – the effect has a 10 hour timer.

Zan-costume-effect

Odin will also give you a clue when you get the effect. The clue will be intentionally vague, but is linked to a particular zone, in which you will have to play a sort of hot-and-cold game to find a location (no ??? or points to mark, just proximity).

Zan-clue

Acceptable Means of Travel while under Costume Status Effect

  • Walking
  • Chocobo Rentals
  • @choco, @racetrack commands, including
    • Using Nation Teleport NPCs within the Chocobo Circuit
    • Teleporting to the Chocobo Circuit from any Nation by clicking their door
  • Airships from or to Jeuno, Nations, or Kazham
  • Ship from Mhaura, Selbina, Aht Urhgan or Nashmau
  • Explorer Moogles

Upon entering the zone that is related to your clue, you will receive a system message indicating that you are in the correct zone.

Zantet-correct-zone

As you move throughout the zone, you will eventually receive further system messages indicating you are getting closer to the proper point.

Zan-warm

Once you reach it, the system message will inform you you are no longer on the Zantetsuken Quest and that you may pick up another from Odin at the Chocobo Circuit. There is no cooldown after completing one clue and being able to get another clue.

Post-quest zan point collection

After finishing the Zantetsuken Quest, players can still earn more Zan Points to earn more items!

Methods for obtaining additional Zan Points include:

  • Assisting players with Missions
    • some missions require the player to be alive at the end to get credit, and some require the player to stay past the end cutscene to receive credit.
  • Killing Notorious Monsters
    • Not all NMs qualify to earn Zan Points. If an NM doesn’t give Zan, it doesn’t give Zan. It’s not a bug.  Notable examples of this are the HQ Beast Kings, like Tzee Xicu the Manifest, while the Yagudo Avatar, an NQ Beast King, does provide Zan Points.

Zantetsuken Shop

After completing all the clues, speaking to Odin will open the Zantetsuken Shop, where players can purchase items normally obtained via Einherjar!

  • z. 6000

    • Phantasmal Abjuration: Head
    • Phantasmal Abjuration: Body
    • Phantasmal Abjuration: Hands
    • Phantasmal Abjuration: Legs
    • Phantasmal Abjuration: Feet
    • Hadean Abjuration: Head
    • Hadean Abjuration: Body
    • Hadean Abjuration: Hands
    • Hadean Abjuration: Legs
    • Hadean Abjuration: Feet
    • Valhalla Breastplate
  • z. 5000

    • Valhalla Helm
  • z. 4000

    • Hofud
    • Valkyrie’s Fork
  • z. 3000

    • Iota Ring
    • Omega Ring
    • Buccaneer’s Belt
    • Delta Earring
    • Aslan Cape
    • Gleeman’s Cape
    • Ritter Gorget
    • Kubira Bead Necklace
    • Morgana’s Choker
    • Animator +1
  • z. 1000

    • Pelt of Dawon (Vivid Strap/+1)
    • Ethereal Squama (Fylgjia Torque/+1)
    • Muculent Ingot (Ire Torque/+1)
    • Befouled Silver (Lemegeton Medallion+/1)
    • Scarlet Kadife (Pythia Sash/+1)
    • Igneous Barnacle (Toxon Belt/+1)
    • Kidney Stone (Incubus Earring/+1)

Clues and Related Zones

SPOILERS AHEAD

Below follows a list of discovered and solved clues, and the correct zones relevant to them. It’s up to you to find the location within the zone and how to get there under normal means

Mission Group 1

Mission ClueTotal Possible LocationsPossible Zones
“Baa Baa Blacksheep”4*South Gustaberg
North Gustaberg
“Hidden Paradise”3North Gustaberg
“Flower Tower”6*Outer Horutoto Ruins
Inner Horutoto Ruins
“Just Deserts”5Western Altepa Desert
“Gateway to Nothingness”3Hall of Transference
“Confusing Crypt”14Sacrarium
“The Hippy Cafe”4*Yuhtunga Jungle
Yhoator Jungle
“I hate you so much!”8Temple of Uggalepih
“Enchanted Forest”16*East Ronfaure
West Ronfaure
King Ranperre’s Tomb
“Stairway to Heaven”31Fei’Yin
“Highway to Hell”13Hall of the Gods
“Perilous Climb”8Attohwa Chasm
(all around Parradamo Tor)
“Odd Machine”11Zones with “Strange Apparatus
“Wine Pilgrimage”2Crawlers’ Nest
“Soup or Salad?”5The Garden of Ru’Hmet
“Drogaroga’s Tightrope”8Anywhere a Cermet Spine
can be walked upon
“Estranged Relatives”2The Eldieme Necropolis
“Glitchy Flying”6Airships (any direction)
Ships between Selbina and Mhaura
“So….Around We Go!”4Pso’Xja (the “Tenzen Spiral”)
“Class A”6Riverne: Site #A01
(bring giant scales)
“Class B”3Riverne: Site #B01
(bring giant scales)
“Ye Olde Kings”10*Sauromuge Champaign
Rolanberry Fields
Batallia Downs
Jugner Forest
“The Dark King Cometh”16*Castle Zvahl Baileys
Castle Zvahl Keep
“Arboreal Refuge”5The Sanctuary of Zi’tah
“Monumental Occasion”17The Monuments of Vana’diel
An Explorer’s Footsteps
“Giggity”4Pashhow Marshlands
“History Forgotten”21Beaucedine Glacier [S]
“Darkness and Betrayal”10Xarcabard [S]
“Magika Arcanum”10*West Sarutabaruta
East Sarutabaruta
“Conquest of the Old World”12*Giddeus
Palborough Mines
Ghelsba Outpost
“Your Tears Sustain Me”20*Lower Delkfutt’s Tower
Middle Delkfutt’s Tower
Upper Delkfutt’s Tower
“Gallimaufry [Letter]”16Zone Corresponds to Letter

[A] Attohwa Chasm
[A] Aydeewa Subterrane
[B] Bibiki Bay
[C] Carpenter’s Landing
[C] Caedarva Mire
[G] Giddeus
[J] Jade Sepulcher
[N] Newton Movalpolos
[O] Oldton Movalpolos
[O] Ordelle’s Caves
[R] Rolanberry Fields
[S] South Gustaberg
[U] Uleguerand Range
[V] VeLugannon Palace
* Total possible locations. Possible locations per zone vary.

Mission Group 2

Mission ClueTotal Possible LocationsPossible Zones
“Ancient Monument [Letter]”5Zone Corresponds to Letter
each zone must be done
one location per zone
[A] Riverne – Site #A01
[B] Riverne – Site #B01
[G] Grauberg [S]
[K] Fort Karugo-Narugo [S]
[V] Vunkerl Inlet [S]
“Cremated”1Garlaige Citadel
“Into the Grotto”1Sea Serpent Grotto
“Caves and Feathers”1Rolanberry Fields
“Bullseye Island”1Bibiki Bay
“A Breath of Fresh Air!”1West Ronfaure
“A Cold Squeeze”1Beaucedine Glacier [S]
“Leading You A Stray”1Caedarva Mire
“Not Once, Not Twice, But Thrice”1Wajaom Woodlands
“Who’s a Good Boy?”1Mount Zhayolm
“Treading Darkness [Letter]”77*Zone corresponds to Letter
each zone done once
[B] Dynamis – Bastok
[G] Dynamis – Beaucedine
[J] Dynamis – Jeuno
[Q] Dynamis – Qufim
[S] Dynamis – San d’Oria
[T] Dynamis – Tavnazia
[U] Dynamis – Buburimu
[V] Dynamis – Valkurm
[W] Dynamis – Windurst
[X] Dynamis – Xarcabard
“No peeking!’1Horlais Peak
“Slip n’ Slide!”4Uleguerand Range
“So … what?”1Pso’Xja (Tower 6)
“So … you say?”1Pso’Xja (Tower 3)
“So … it seems?”1Pxo’Xja (Tower 2)
“So … sue me!”1Pxo’Xja (Tower 1)
“Canyon Fodder”8Abyssea – Tahrongi
“Gallimaufry, round two! [Letter]”11Zone corresponds to Letter
[A] Arrapago Reef
[B] Bibiki Bay
[C] The Celestial Nexus
[H] Halvung
[L] LaLoff Amphitheater
[M] Mamook
[P] Promyvion – Vahzl
[R] Ro’Maeve
[T] Talacca Cove
[T] Toraimarai Canal
[U] Uleguerand Range
* 77 possible locations across all Dynamis Zones. Locations per zone vary.