- The quest will automatically flag upon checking the Cavernous Maw in La Theine Plateau with a Traverser Stone in your inventory and Dawn of Death in current quests. The starting NPC appears during the cut scene and is not a stand alone NPC.
- If you defeat Briareus without having the quest flagged, and then flag the quest later, you will automatically complete the quest after re-zoning.
- Proceed to G-6, and click the ??? to pop Briareus.
- Defeat Briareus.
- It is a difficult battle, so a full alliance is recommended but not necessary. Certain jobs/job combinations are able to solo/duo the battle. All members of the alliance will receive credit for the kill. The title is received at this point.
- Enter Abyssea - La Theine via any route for a cutscene.
Since the great cataclysm that sundered the land and crimsoned the sky of Abyssea, refugees have been under constant siege from numerous fiends that have emerged in the wake of the disaster. But recently, within each of the accessible abyssean areas, a fiend of tremendous strength has arisen to terrorize the struggling survivors; now it is up to the brave adventurers of Vana'diel to put an end to this scourge and restore hope to the shattered realm of Abyssea. These quests will automatically flag upon checking the Cavernous Maw in the designated zones with a Traverser Stone, or previous banked Visitant Status time, in your inventory.
Note: You must be in range to receive the Notorious Monster's title in order to receive credit for the kill.
However, you do not have to be alive when the Notorious Monster dies in order to gain the title and credit.
|To Paste a Peiste||Norrah||Konschtat Highlands (I-12)||Kukulkan|
|Megadrile Menace||Kocchi-Arocchi||Tahrongi Canyon (H-12)||Glavoid|
|A Goldstruck Gigas||Ragemont||La Theine Plateau (D-4)||Briareus|
|The Beast of Bastore||Moniquaurie||Jugner Forest (J-8)||Sedna|
|A Delectable Demon||Kuchi Eyjhann||Valkurm Dunes (I-9)||Cirein-croin|
|A Fluttery Fiend||Reinhard||Buburimu Peninsula (F-7)||Itzpapalotl|
|A Beaked Blusterer||Orgis||South Gustaberg (J-10)||Bennu|
|An Ulcerous Uragnite||Rurukaka||North Gustaberg (G-6)||Amphitrite|
|A Man-eating Mite||Alberic||Xarcabard (H-8)||Resheph|
After slaying the designated monster for the zone you are currently in, exit the zone by using the Cavernous Maw or timing out. Upon clicking the maw outside (when leaving abyssea) or zoning into the zone containing the maw from another zone (when you warped or homepointed), you will enter a cutscene and receive your reward which varies based on number of completed quests. Refer to the chart below for a quick reference to what will be obtained.
Abyssea Main Quests Rewards
|Abyssites obtained from Abyssea quests|
|Colored Abyssite Name||Effect||How to Obtain|
|Lunar Abyssite||A variety of ancient abyssite that harbors arcane powers. Allows the bearer to be infused with the power of a single atma.||Complete 1 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Ivory Abyssite of Fortune||The bearer will come upon treasure caskets more frequently in Abyssea.||Complete 2 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Ivory Abyssite of Acumen||Bestows the bearer with knowledge of Abyssean treasure casket locks. (Reduces successful attempts required to open a chest by 1.)||Complete 3 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Ivory Abyssite of the Reaper||Enemies in Abyssea will yield cruor in greater quantities. (Increases an enemy's cruor yield by 10% for those with the key item.)||Complete 4 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Ivory Abyssite of Perspicacity||The bearer will gain experience more readily in Abyssea.||Complete 5 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Ivory Abyssite of Guerdon||The bearer will be granted temporary items upon receiving visitant status. (Grants a Catholicon and a Dusty Elixir upon obtaining Visitant Status.)||Complete 6 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Lunar Abyssite||A variety of ancient abyssite that harbors arcane powers. Allows the bearer to be infused with the power of a single atma.||Complete 7 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Ivory Abyssite of Prosperity||A variety of ancient abyssite that harbors arcane powers. The bearer will experience greater fortune with red pyxides in Abyssea.||Complete 8 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
|Ivory Abyssite of Destiny||A variety of ancient abyssite that harbors arcane powers. The bearer will experience greater fortune with golden pyxides in Abyssea.||Complete 9 of the Main Abyssea Quests.|
Notorious Monster Progression
|Common Enemies||Notorious Monsters|
Dented Gigas Shield
Blood-Smeared Gigas Helm
Warped Gigas Armband
Severed Gigas Collar