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Fame Guide by Violence Jack

Version: 0.96 | Updated: 02/17/04

                       Final Fantasy XI - Fame Guide
           Compiled by Elliot Nelson <violencejack@zebraflood.com>
                                Version 0.92

i. Revision History

Version 0.96 02/16/2004

- All kinds of updates, primarily to section 4.
- Big correction (confirmed be me and several others) - Jeuno fame is not the
  LOWEST of the 3 cities, but the AVERAGE. This is why you can do no quests in
  one of the main cities and still have Jeuno fame.

Version 0.95 01/20/2004

- Fixed more NPC responses in section 4.

Version 0.92 01/20/2004

- Added Credits section

- Fixed more NPC responses in section 4, added request for additional info.

Version 0.9 12/30/2003

- Added Revision History and Frequently Asked Questions section.

- Corrected some of the NPC responses in section 4.

Version 0.8 12/23/2003

- This guide was submitted for the first time.

ii. Credits

The people at ffxi.allakhazam.com have found the original version of this
guide at http://davidbowie.dyndns.tv/eriwilde/ffxi/quests/index.html.

The following people, in no order, have submitted valuable info:
 Kat, Paul, David, MadHatter, VvSlyguyvV@aol.com, Maujin, Raliddar,
 Tahroh, yellow duck.

iii. Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Fame Groups

3. Increasing your Fame

4. How to check your Fame

5. Titles

6. Frequently Asked Questions

7. Copyright and Miscellaneous

1. Introduction

The fame system in FFXI Online is complex, and can be very confusing if you
don't know what's going on. With this in mind, I have compiled this guide so
that all of the questions about fame can be answered in one place.

Some (but not all) of the information in this guide has been verified by me.
The majority of it has been culled from various posts on many different message
boards (ffxi.allakhazam.com being a primary source of info - thanks!). That
said, I don't have any information about who has contributed what for this

If you see something that you personally should be credited for in this guide,
please let me know and I will add you as a contributor. If you see a mistake or
have additional information to add, please let me know that as well.

If you have questions not answered by this guide I will do my best to answer
them, but no guarantees. That said, let's begin!

2. Fame Groups

Every character in FFXI has 6 different fame groups. Each of these fame groups
are tracked separately from each other, although your level in one can affect
your level in another, as you will see.

Here are the different fame groups.

2.1 San d'Oria Fame

This fame level measures quests done in the city of San d'Oria.

2.2 Bastok Fame

This fame level measures quests done in the city of Bastok.

2.3 Windurst Fame

This fame level measures quests done in the cities of Windurst, Mhaura and

2.4 Selbina Fame

This fame level measures quests done in the cities of Selbina and Rabao.
This fame level is also increased by the average of your San d'Oria and Bastok

2.5 Jeuno Fame

This fame level measures quests done in the city of Jeuno.
This fame level is also increased by the average of your San d'Oria, Bastok and
Windurst levels.

2.6 Tenshodo Fame

This fame level measures quests done for Tenshodo HQ in Lower Jeuno and
Tenshodo Branch in Bastok Port. This fame level also counts quests done for The
Brugaire Consortium in San d'Oria Port, and for Nanaa Mihgo's thieves in
Windurst. This fame level also includes quests done in the city of Norg.

3. Increasing your Fame

Here is the "quick and dirty" guide to increasing your fame in the various
cities. This is just a list, if you need more detailed information on any of
the quests mentioned check out one of the FFXI sites on the internet.

Note that there are 9 different "levels" of fame in each group. As you do more
quests you will raise in level. Some (many) quests have a minimum fame level
to be obtained. If you can't start a quest, then you haven't reached the
minimum fame level for that quest yet.

Also note that many people believe that the non-repeatable quests count more
towards your overall level than repeatable quests. For example, you may
need to do the repeatable quest 'Fear of the Dark' 10 times to gain as much
fame as doing 5 non-repeatable quests. This is offset by the fact that the
repeatable quests are usually extremely easy, so they can be done more quickly.

That said, here are the tips:

3.1 Increasing San d'Oria Fame

1: Trade many bat wings for the quest 'Fear of the Dark' in North San d'Oria.
2: Trade many flints for the quest 'Starting a Flame' in South San d'Oria.
3: Trade many rabbit skins for the quest 'The Merchant's Bidding' in South
San d'Oria.
4: Trade many honeys for the quest 'The Sweetest Things' in South San d'Oria.

3.2 Increasing Bastok Fame

1: Trade many treant bulbs for the quest 'Gourmet' in Bastok Market.
2: Trade many rusty buckets for the quest 'Buckets of Gold' in Bastok Market.
3: Trade many Quadav helms for the quest 'Hatred' in Bastok Mines.
4: Trade many pinches of Zeruhn soot for the quest 'Minesweeper' in Bastok

3.3 Increasing Windurst Fame

1: Trade many beehive chips for the quest 'Paying Lip Service' in Windurst
2: Trade many crawler calculi for the quest 'Creepy Crawlers' in Windurst
3: Trade many cornets for the quest 'Mandragora-Mad' in Windurst Walls.
4: Trade many 'bigbird feathers' for the quest 'A Feather In One's Cap' in
Windurst Waters.

3.4 Increasing Selbina Fame

1: Trade many La Theine cabbages for the quest 'Only the Best' in Selbina.
2: Enhance fame either in San d'Oria or Bastok. (either of lower fame)

3.5 Increasing Jeuno Fame

1: Repeat completing the quest 'Community Service' in Lower Jeuno.
2: Complete quests which only require a certain level to undertake in Jeuno
3: Enhance fame either in San d'Oria, Bastok or Windurst. (one with least fame)

3.6 Increasing Tenshodo Fame

1: Repeat completing the quest 'Shady Business' in Tenshodo, Bastok Port.
2: Repeat completing the quest 'A Job for the Consortium' in San d'Oria Port.
3: Repeat completing the quest 'Mihgo's Amigo' in Windurst Woods.

4. How to check your Fame

There are different NPCs that will tell you your current fame level, at least
one for each fame group. Here are there locations and their responses for each
fame level.

Note: the fame responses marked with an asterisk (*) are translated from
Japanese. I am currently looking for the actual text from the English version
of the game, so if you have seen a response that isn't in this list please
let me know.

4.1 San d'Oria Fame

The NPC is Namonutice in South San d'Oria, upper right K-6.

*4.1.1 No, never heard of that name.

*4.1.2 I might have heard that name before.

*4.1.3 I have heard of your name before.

4.1.4 Ah, <name>. That is a name I often hear. People speak well of you!
       Your deeds for the kingdom have earned you much honor.

4.1.5 <name>! You have become well known in these parts!
      I hear much of your accomplishments. Keep up the good work, and
      greatness lies in your future.

4.1.6 Ah, <name>! You are famous in our kingdom!
      Of you no ill is spoken. Give to the kingdom and she will give to you,

4.1.7 <name>! I would venture that much the kingdom has heard your name!
      And your reputation sparkles. Indeed I am proud of you. And to think I
      first knew you when you were a new recruit!

4.1.8 <name>! People are talking about you! Every infant in his cradle knows
      your name! And they hold you in the highest regard! I am so proud of
      you! May your kind deeds continue!

4.1.9 Sir <name>! There isn't a soul in the kingdom that doesn't consider you
      a hero! As a representative of the people of San d'Oria, I humbly ask
      you to continue your efforts for the good of the country. May the light
      of the Goddess shine upon you!

4.2 Bastok Fame

The NPC is Flaco in Bastok Port, lower left E-6.

*4.2.1 Unfortunately, I have never heard of your name before.

*4.2.2 I wonder if I have heard of your name before...

*4.2.3 I have heard of your name before.

*4.2.4 Your name has become barely known by people.

*4.2.5 Your name has become fairly known by people.

4.2.6 Hello there <name>. A lot of people know about what you've done for
      Bastok. People are saying good things about you. Keep up the good work!

4.2.7 Most everyone in this country knows your name by now, <name>! People are
      saying great things about you. You don't know how proud that makes me
      feel--I've been following your progress ever since you came to Bastok!

4.2.8 You must be <name>. Don't look so surprised, as everyone knows your name
      and what you've done for Bastok. <name>, we're very proud to have
      someone like you as a Bastoker.

4.2.9 Master <name>! You are a hero to the people of Bastok! Everyone here
      knows your name and what you've done for us! You are the example every
      Bastoker should follow!

4.3 Windurst Fame

There are two NPCs for evaluating Windurst fame.
The first is Zabirego-Hajigo in Windurst Waters North, upper right F-10.

* Unfortunately, I have never heard of your name before.

* I wonder if I have heard of your name before... Oh, you're the <name> that people are starting to talk about.
        I've heard good things about you. Why if it isn't <name>! I heard some guys talking about you over
        their dinners at the eatery last night. They had nothing but good
        things to say about you. Keep up the good work! Hello there <name>! There aren't many Windurstians who don't know that
        name. We're all proud to have you on our side! Keep up the great work! Mister <name>! You'd have to be living in a hole somewhere not to have
        heard that name. All the bards in the land are singing songs of your
        outstanding deeds. Keep up the extraordinary work! Mister <name>! There isn't a soul in all of Windurst that has yet to
        hear the tales of your feats. Why, I remember when you were just a
        fledgling adventurer. It seems like just yesterday... A day doesn't go by when I fail to hear a tale of your deeds. I am
        proud to be a citizen of the same great country as Sir <name>! Keep
        up the marvelous work! Lord <name>! I am honored to have the hero of Windurst in my presence.
        Every man and woman in the country knows by heart the tales of your
        courage. May the Goddess shine her light of grace upon you.

The second is Ney Hiparujah in Kazahm, upper left I-11.

* I'm sorry, but I ain't heard of your name before.

* I don't think I've heard of your name before so much.

* I have learned your name.

* I have sung your praises to everyone.

* Your name has become fairly known by people.

* Most habitants know you.

* Everyone knows you and cheers you.

* How much you have been flourishing!

* May Goddess bless you, a great hero!

4.4 Selbina Fame

The NPC is Waylea in Rabao, lower right G-9.

*4.4.1 Who is it? I've never heard of the name.

*4.4.2 I wonder if I have heard of your name before...

*4.4.3 I have heard of your name before.

*4.4.4 Your name has become barely known by people.

*4.4.5 I've become to hear of you often.

*4.4.6 It seems most people know you!

*4.4.7 No on is unfamiliar with your name.

*4.4.8 I have been hearing of rumors on your good showing.

*4.4.9 I may say you are a hero for me.
       I am invoking Goddess of Altana's blessing on you.

4.5 Jeuno Fame

The NPC is Mendi in Lower Jeuno, lower left H-8 (passage).

*4.5.1 Unfortunately, I have never heard of your name before.

*4.5.2 I wonder if I have heard of your name before somewhere...

*4.5.3 I have heard of your name before.

4.5.4 Oh, so you're <name>... Yes, I heard some travelers in a tavern talk
      about you. It seems you've a fair reputation.

*4.5.5 Your name has become fairly known by people.

*4.5.6 Your name has been heard of here and there.

4.5.7 Why, it's <name>. Your reputation precedes you. We hope your already
      substantial contributions to our humble city will continue to grow
      in time.

4.5.8 Why hello <name>, I say, literally everyone in Jeuno knows your name. It
      is my pleasure to inform you how impressed we are for your service to
      Jeuno. We hope to see more of your commendable generosity in the future.

4.5.9 You have emerged as a hero to the people of Jeuno. Just the sound of
      your name strikes courage into their hearts. As a representative of its
      citizens, I humbly ask you to continue your efforts for the good of
      the duchy.

4.6 Tenshodo Fame

The NPC Vaultimand in Norg, upper right H-8.

*4.6.1 I have never heard of your name before.

*4.6.2 I wonder if I have heard of your name before somewhere...

*4.6.3 I have heard of your name before.

*4.6.4 I often hear of your name.

*4.6.5 Your name has become fairly known by people.

*4.6.6 There are very few people that don't know you.

*4.6.7 No one is unfamiliar with your name here.

*4.6.8 I have hear of your showing activity again!

*4.6.9 Your existence is heroic for all the people living here.
       May Great Goddess bless you!

5. Titles

This is not strictly fame related, but has to do with quests. Your title is the
description displayed on your profile or when you are examined by another
character. Completing certain quests will change your title. Note that your
title does not affect your fame in any way, and most quests do not change your

The NPCs listed below will change your title to any title you have received
previously (you will need to pay them.)

San d'Oria:   Moozo-Koozo in South San d'Oria, in restaurant in K-6.
Bastok:	      Tuh Almobankha in Bastok Port, I-7 by riverside.
Windurst:     Burute-Sorute in Windurst Walls, H-10 north of auction house.
Selbina:      Yulon-Polon in Selbina, I-9 at sheepherders.
Jeuno:        Tuh Almobankha in Lower Jeuno, I-8 in minstrel pub.
Tenshodo:     Quntsu-Nointsu in Norg, G-7.

6. Frequently Asked Questions

6.1   I need Jeuno fame to do the (Gobbiebag/Goblin Tailor/etc.) quest!

At this point no one has figured out exactly how Jeuno fame is calculated.
According to the information above, doing 25-40 quests in every city should
get you enough Jeuno fame to get these quests (this has been confirmed by
several people.) However, I personally did 43 quests in San d'Oria, many
(probably 60-70 all told) quests in my hometown of Windurst, and none in
Bastok. I had enough fame after that. I have heard similar stories about
many Bastok quests and 5-10 Windurst quests, etc.

Assuming you have done a significant number of quests in your hometown, I
would recommend going to San d'Oria or Bastok and doing 25-40 quests there and
attempting to get the Jeuno quest you want. If it doesn't work, then do some
more and try again.

Note also that the Community Service quest in Jeuno seems to help quite a bit.

If anyone has a more specific explanation for Jeuno fame, please let me know.

6.2  I'm a Ninja and I need Norg fame to do Ninja scroll quests!

Norg (Tenshodo) fame tends be a stopper for Ninjas. The general solution
is to repeat one of the 3 quests listed in section 3.6 for Norg fame. However,
these quests (and, I suspect, all repeatable quests) have different "pull"
with the Tenshodo. Most people have had to the Mihgo's Amigo quest an average
of 40-50 times to obtain their Ninja quests in Norg. The average for the
Shady Business quest seems to be 25-30 times. I haven't confirmed how
effective the Job for the Consortium quest is.

If you have more detailed information, please let me know.

7. Copyright and Miscellaneous

This compilation is copyright (c) 2003 by Elliot Nelson. This guide may be
freely copied and distributed without permission for any purpose, provided
it is distributed unchanged and complete. The only exception to the
"unchanged" rule is for formatting -- feel free to convert this guide into
RTF, DOC, a spreadsheet, a PDF, etc.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders. Final Fantasy XI is the work
of Square Enix, and this guide is not endorsed by them in any way.

As stated at the beginning of this guide, please contact me if you feel you
are not being credited for your work.

The most recent version of this guide will always be found at GameFAQs,


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