After playing for 3 years and never getting above level 35 (long story), I've come back to the game recently with the goal of getting my full set of AF gear for my Red Mage job. Well the first step to that happened last night. After dinging 41 (and getting Refresh!), I decided to try and get my AF weapon, the Fencing Degen.
After a bit of research, I determined that it would basically be impossible to do alone, so I did a quick shout in Jeuno looking for help. Lohianx answered my call, so along with Dravyn, the three of us went to Davoi to track down Purpleflash Brukdok and get the Davoi Storage Key.
Getting there proved to be the easy part. Whilst Lohianx and Dravyn started to clear the area, I think every Orc in Davoi must have decided to come and join us! I lost count of how many those two were able to take down (although I counted at least 20 on screen at one point). Cleverly I got to close to a -ga spell at one point as was killed (and dropped back to 40 *laughs*), but thankfully they Raised me, and we got the key!
That was actually all the help I had asked for, but they both kindly helped me also find the Storage Hole, and then later last night I became the proud owner of my first piece of AF equipment.
So to Dravyn and Lohianx, I don't know if you read Alla or not, but if you do, thank you both for your help, and hopefully when I level up some more I can one day return the favour.