Unlike other side-quests, Stuck in a Gem, can’t be completed immediately, because even if you start it at 3 PM, you will have to wait until midnight to finish it.
Stuck in a Gem is rated with 2 stars out of 3, which means that it is a medium quest.
Completing Stuck in a Gem may become a difficult task which will make you waste precious time if you don’t know what you have to do.
The following guide provides all necessary information on how to beat Stuck in a Gem, where to find Starlit Spice, and how to avoid the cats protecting Ronan.
Description: “On Pilgrim’s Passage in the holy district, Lightning meets a talking cat who begs for help. Can this really be part of the savior’s mandate? Must Lightning help cats as well as people?”
Requirements: Complete Main Quest 1-2: In The Shadow Of The Heretics. Start after 3 PM.
Rewards: 1600 Gil, Maximum HP + 80, Magic + 12, Black Cat Ears
Stuck in a Gem can be played only after 3 PM, because even if you find the client, you won’t be able to trigger the quest before that hour.
If you have completed In The Shadow Of The Heretics, and the clock shows the required hour, is time to find Gem to begin the side-quest. Open your map, and locate the South Station.
East from the station (right), you should see a curved alley, featuring a small secluded area. As you enter the area, you will find Gem, the cat. Talk to Gem to begin the side-quest and pay close attention to what the cat has to say. The next step is to find another NPC, named Rubrio, who resides in the area known as Wall of Joy, but you won’t be able to access it until midnight, when the gates towards The Warren open.
Because of this, focus on other side-quests, that don’t require your presence in The Warren. When the clock shows 00:00, you will have to enter The Warren, through one of the gates NE from the North-Station.
The Wall of Joy is located north from Old Town, and it is the same area where you have found Alrick (assuming that you have completed A Rose By Any Other Name).
In fact, Rubrio is standing just across the street from Alrick. Look for a NPC with a large hat made of straws. Talk to him and he will ask you to give him two Niblet Hairballs so he can create Starlit Spice.
The Niblet Hairball is an item dropped by Niblets, one of the common monsters you have encountered while playing A Different Snow, or while exploring Luxerion.
By now you should have more than enough Niblet Hairballs in your inventory. After you get the Starlit Spice from Rubrio, the final part of the quest begins. Your goal is to find Ronan and cure him using the Starlit Spice.
Ronan is located in the Market area of the Old Town, east from North Station and south from your current location (Wall of Joy). When you are close to Ronan’s location, stop and look around for a boy surrounded by cats. Be advised that the cats around Ronan will try to get close to you and if this happens you will lose the Starlit Spice; thus, you will have to return to Rubrio.
Make sure that you keep a safe distance from them. A good idea is to sprint around the cats and get near Ronan as soon as possible, then quickly press the corresponding button to talk to him. After you cure Ronan, the quest ends.