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Job: Ranger
Family: Lamiae
Crystal: Water
Weak to: Earth
Title Obtained: Gorgonstone Sunderer (Arrapago Reef only)

Notorious Monster

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Medusa

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Al Zahbi
During Undead Swarm Besieged, Level 5+
  • Does not drop gil.
1 A, L, T(S)
95,000~100,000 HP
??? MP
Arrapago Reef
Assisted by: Lamia Exon x4
Qmark
  • ???~??? gil
1 A, L, T(S)
50,000~55,000 HP
??? MP
Bhaflau Thickets
Prior to Undead Swarm Besieged Level 5+
  • Does not drop gil.
1 L, T(S)
95,000~100,000 HP
??? MP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime
Note: Reive Monsters become aggressive after a player takes one offensive action in Reive.
They stay aggressive until all participating players are KO'd simultaneously, clearing all hate lists.
Spawn Conditions Companions/Summons
  • May appear Lv 5 Besieged or higher if she is active in Arrapago Reef.
    • If the Undead Swarm is preparing she will despawn in Arrapago Reef and respawn an hour after Besieged is over.
    • Medusa's respawn timer is unknown if she is defeated in Besieged.
    • If appearing in Besieged, she can be found in Wajaom Woodlands while the Undead Swarm is advancing to Al Zahbi.
  • Spawns behind the Tidal Gate at (H-5) on the third map of Arrapago Reefthird map.
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Arrapago Reef

  • 4x Lamia Exon Arrapago Reef only - These Lamia are 2 BLM and 2 COR and spawn to assist Medusa when she becomes aggressive.
    • They spawn attacking the player that aggro'd Medusa.
    • If these are defeated, they respawn after 1 minute.
    • These Lamia will sometimes assist Medusa regardless of enmity.
    • They despawn after a few minutes when Medusa becomes unclaimed and is no longer aggressive.
Special Abilities Passive Traits
  • N/A
Physical Qualities Magical Qualities
  • Performs Ranged Attacks exclusively until her HP is reduced to about 60%.
    • Medusa's Ranged Attacks can interrupt spellcasting.
  • N/A
Further Notes
  • Gorgonstone Sunderer title will only be granted if she is defeated in Arrapago Reef.

Besieged

  • Medusa is the leader of the Undead Swarm, usually arriving in Besieged in the final wave with the Mega Boss.
  • If she is present in Besieged, an extra cutscene is added to the opening:
Medusa: Well, well...
Medusa: Look at all these adorable two-legs...
Medusa: Come, dance with me mortals!
  • If she is defeated in Besieged, the Undead Swarm will undoubtedly call a retreat.

Arrapago Reef - To reach Medusa in Arrapago Reef, one player must be in possession of a Lamian Bone Key, Lamian Claw Key and the Lamian Fang Key to open the Red Tidal Gate. You will also need at least one other Lamian Fang Key to reach the area where the red Tidal Gate lies on Map 3 using the route described below.

  • The quickest route to Medusa is by using the Runic Portal to teleport to Dvucca Isle Staging Point and entering Arrapago Reef at (G-8/H-8) just northwest of the Staging Point.
  • Once you have entered the Reef from the Mire, you will be on Map 9 of Arrapago Reef. Head to the Southeast corner of (H-8) on this map and open the Iron Gate. No key is needed to bypass this door.
  • After passing through the gate, you will arrive on Map 3 of Arrapago Reef. From here you will make your way North then West to the Iron Gate located at the top part of the (F-9) square. This Iron gate can only be opened by using a Lamian Fang Key or by having a Thief pick the lock using the appropriate tools. Passing through this gate will take you to (H-8) of Map 10.
  • Once past the gate, head East to the Iron Gate at (I-8). Once past this gate you will be back on Map 3 of the Reef.
  • Make your way East accross the ship and into the area where the Dweomershells and Jnun are located until you come accross the ship at (I-7). Two Nix Songstresses roam this ship and are True Sight. Take the ramp down on the Northwest portion of the ship into (I-6) and and proceed slightly Northwest into (H-6).
  • Look for a tunnel in the upper right corner of (H-6) and follow it to the end to reach the Red Tidal Gate. Medusa is located in the room beyond the gate.
  • When defeated, she says: "No...I cannot leave my sisters..."
  • For a navigation guide, see the Talk Page.

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Historical Background

In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of three Gorgons (women with fangs and hair comprised of living snakes, as well as brass clawed hands). She was the only one who was mortal; Stheno and Euryale were immortal. A look into the face of Medusa (or the other Gorgons) would instantly turn the gazer to stone. Medusa was originally a beautiful mortal woman who was raped by Poseidon, the god of the sea, in the temple of Athena (goddess of wisdom). Athena, outraged at this act of desecration of her temenos (the sacred space contained in her temple and on her temple grounds) transformed Medusa into a hideous monster.

Medusa was slain by Perseus, who was equipped with several protective items from the Olympian gods, such as Athena's mirrored shield Aegis, the Helmet of Invisibility/Cap of Darkness from Hades, winged sandals from Hermes, and an adamantine sickle which he used to decapitate Medusa. Perseus had to retrieve Medusa's head because he foolishly promised that to Polydectes, King of the island of Seriphos. Medusa's severed head still retains the ability to petrify any who gaze at it (this feature was used by Perseus to rescue the Princess Andromeda from being sacrificed to the gods). Medusa's blood had the power to bring the dead back to life or to kill the living (depending on which side of her body it was taken from). Medusa is one of the ancient Greek words for "queen". Gorgon means "terrible", Stheno means "mighty", and Euryale means "far-springer" (though far-leaper might be a better translation).

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