|Objective: Slay 5 Raphinos|
|Reward Money: 2520z|
|Time Limit: 50 min.|
|Conditions: HR 8 or higher|
|Failure Conditions: Time Expires / Faint 3 Times|
|Other Monsters: Hornetaur / Girros|
This quest is a little more troublesome than the previous one, as it requires you to kill five Raphinos. Raphinos aren’t too terrible on their own, being small, flying monsters, they can be hard to hit depending on their weapon, and they’re sturdy enough to make the Slinger an impractical solution, but the real problem is that the dwell in the bowels of the Rotten Vale, in the same areas where toxic mist pollutes the air. These areas also tend to be crawling with Girros, but they scatter readily enough if you fell one of them.
Start out by heading to AREA 3, go downhill to the west, then continue downhill to the north to reach AREA 6 where you’ll find your first Raphinos. This should also be around where you first spotted the Great Girros. Don’t worry, you’ll get to that monster soon enough. Kill what Raphinos you find, then descend deeper to find whatever specimens you still need to smite. Once five are dead, this quest will be over. Return to Astera afterwards and talk to the Armory clerk to obtain the Cleanser Booster tool, which works much like the Health Booster, saves it cures status ailments and elemental blights instead of restoring health. If only you could combine the two…