Just a helpful hint to some people trying to get the quests that can't. I found out you do have to have summoner equip to get the battle. I ran to Norg with my lvl 50+ RDM, and forgot to change. Wouldn't give me the quest, so I checked fame. It was at the lvl 2 rating, so I thought I needed more. Went back to windy, did more necklaces. Went back to Norg, same thing, and fame was still the same. Then I thought, "wait... maybe you have to have summoner equip.". Turns out, that was the case. Hope this helps.
I highly recommend bringing a Panama Au Lait. If you do the battles like this guide says, they should all only take 3-4 minutes to complete. Panama Au Lait outlasted everyone of my battles. I'm pretty sure they last 5 minutes. After I started using it, I only used 1 hi-potion out of 4 battles. Definitely worth trying. The only items you should need to use if done correctly are 1 Yagudo Drink, 1 Panama Au Lait, 1 Hi-potion, 2 Ethers, and 1 Boiled Crab meat. Of course its better to go in with more for those "Just in case" scenarios.
Also, I don't know about other servers, but there was a rumor floating around on mine when I was doing battles that S.E. no longer allowed you to get high lvl Protect/Shell on battles. This is completely false, I had Protect III and Shell III for my last 3 battles.
One last thing I noted... Lightsday is a great day to fight any avatar. You are guarranteed a 200+ damage SL on all 3. I lost a battle to Ramuh on his weakday cause Searing Light only hit for 50 damage.
Thanks again Thiefcat. Love my Avatars! XD
Edited, Sun Nov 28 04:23:39 2004 by Monstrus