Bait and Switch

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   Bait and Switch

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
This quest requires you to fight enemies in the open world.
Ilberd: Eastern Thanalan - Wellwick Wood (x:21.2, y:21.1)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Camp Drybone

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png50Good IntentionsMainquest1 Icon.png Good Intentions (Level 50)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 50)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Ilberd is eager to bring the black marketeer and his clients to justice.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Ilberd.
  • Speak with the hired thug. 0/4
  • Wait for Ilberd outside the tunnel entrance.
  • Investigate the disturbance.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png50Best Laid SchemesMainquest1 Icon.png Best Laid Schemes (Level 50)

  • Ilberd is eager to bring the black marketeer and his clients to justice.
  • Ilberd states that the 1st Unit will establish a perimeter, preventing the clients' escape, while you and he seize the black marketeer and his weapons. Follow the captain to the Burning Wall and survey the area.
  • Although he spies only a single sentry, Ilberd concludes that there must be others in hiding. He bids you create a distraction while he and his men slip past into the tunnels where the black marketeer and his clients are meeting. Approach the lone sentry and strike up a friendly conversation.
  • The sentry is less than pleased with your presence, and he and his comrades attempt to summarily dispatch you. They do not succeed. Captain Ilberd and his men are nowhere to be seen, and so you have no choice but to wait outside the tunnel as instructed.
  • A sudden scream of agony rings out from within the tunnel. Proceed inside and seek out the source of the disturbance.
  • You find a flustered Ilberd standing over a man who lies motionless in a pool of his own blood. The captain explains that the black marketeer fought back with a hidden blade, and that one of his subordinates, fearing for his safety, slew the man. What is worse, a party of Duskwight sellswords believed to be the clients managed to slip past the 1st Unit, which is currently giving chase. As a final ignominy, it would seem that Riol's information was erroneous, and that the massive shipment of weapons consists of a single wooden crate...

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Now then, we should make for the Burning Wall without delay and secure those weapons.
The 1st Unit will ensure that the clients do not escape. With me, Forename.
Quest Accepted
I spy the one man, but there are sure to be others...

I've a plan. While you approach the sentry and create a distraction, my men and I will slip past and catch the black marketeer unawares.

Once you've disposed of the thugs, wait for us outside the tunnel entrance. Any questions? Then let us be off. Good luck, my friend.
Who goes there!? An adventurer? Damned fool, you should have never come here!

You sense a hostile presence!

Bah! Away with you!
Kill him and be done with it!
Worthless, all of you! This ends here!
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I don't understand! Wh-What's this all about!?
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As you can see, this is a fine mess.

When I tried to restrain him, he drew a hidden blade and lashed out. But before I could disarm him, one of my subordinates panicked, and this is the result.

How foolish of me to underestimate the bastard, and to bring an inexperienced recruit. Commander Leveilleur will be most disappointed.

Damn it all! A golden opportunity, wasted!

As for the clients...though we know not how, they slipped past our perimeter. At present, the 1st is currently tracking a party of Duskwight sellswords we suspect may be them.

Would that we could have enlisted the aid of the Immortal Flames or the Brass Blades. Alas, we're here to aid them─they're in no position to aid us.

Well, at the very least, we have secured the weapons. Yet even that accomplishment is lacking, for the information we received indicated a massive shipment, and this is anything but...
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Quest Complete

You will face two Black Marketeer Bodyguards, one pugilist and a gladiator. Once they are dispatched, you will face a lone Black Marketeer Bodyguard lancer, and finally a Black Marketeer Bodyguard Head marauder. Take them out as you see fit, being an open world battle you may use a chocobo, party member, or random passerbys to help you.

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