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Orthros is an Elite Mark in Final Fantasy XII located in the Garamsythe Waterway, in the Southern Sluiceway. The earliest the hunt can be accepted is after obtaining the Dawn Shard, and reaching the clan rank of "Headhunter".

Orthros will appear if the party consists of the three females. The player can swap the characters after Orthros appears. Guest characters, Larsa and Reddas, can be in the party as well.

Orthros is a source of the very rare ingredient Slime Oil, which can be stolen from Orthros, or won from the tier 90 footrace at Balfonheim.

When the party acquires the Stolen Articles from Orthros, its description will read, "Don't tease the...flan?", in reference to the phrase "Don't tease the octopus, kids", used by Ultros in Final Fantasy VI.

Orthros is also fought in the International Zodiac Job System Trial Mode at stage 41 along with three White Mousses.

Clan Primer Edit

Hunt 35: Crime and Punishment Edit


Mark Bill.

Petitioner: Contrite Thief
Petitioner's Location: Lowtown (North Sprawl)
  • A petition has been submitted for the hunting of Orthros (Rank 5). The petitioner is the contrite thief in the North Sprawl of Lowtown.
  • Hunt accepted. The contrite thief stole a bundle of articles, but lost it to Orthros. She wants to return the bundle to its rightful owner. Orthros is known to dwell in the southern reaches of the Garamsythe Waterway, but may only be found under certain conditions.
  • Orthros defeated! Report to the contrite thief in the North Sprawl.
  • Hunt reported. Returned stolen articles to their rightful owner.

Bestiary entry Edit

Being an ancient Inhabitant of the Garamsythe Waterway with an inordinate Fondness of comely Maidens. Possessing a sort of Chameleonism, whereby it assumes the Hue of that which it consumes, it is said to glow as Gold for in the Past it ate a Merchant's Store of Coin. This creature consumed a thief's ill-gotten plunder, which she now wishes to return to its rightful owner, thus has she petitioned the hunt for this Mark.


Final Fantasy XII enemy stats
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Location Species Aggression Movement type Rare Game Other information
Garamsythe Waterway (Southern Sluiceway) Rank V Mark/??? Aggressive (attacks on detection) Movement type? (Speed: Movement speed?) N/A N/A
Level HP MP Strength Magick Power
34 87,141 999 37 25
Vitality Speed Attack Power Defense Magick Resist
72 16 64 35 23
Evade EXP LP CP Gil
0 0 25 3,600 0
Elemental affinities
FFXII Fire Icon FFXII Ice Icon FFXII Thunder Icon FFXII Water Icon FFXII Wind Icon FFXII Earth Icon FFXII Dark Icon FFXII Holy Icon
150% 50% 50% -100%Absorbs 50% 50% 50% 50%
Statuses and immunities*% refers to chance to spawn under status
FFXII Stone Icon FFXII Stop Icon FFXII KO Icon FFXII Confuse Icon FFXII Reverse Icon FFXII Sleep Icon FFXII Blind Icon FFXII Poison Icon
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 0% 0% Immune
FFXII Silence Icon FFXII Oil Icon FFXII Disease Icon FFXII Disable Icon FFXII Immobilize Icon FFXII Sap Icon FFXII Slow Icon FFXII Lure Icon
Immune Immune 0% Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
FFXII Libra Icon FFXII Bravery Icon FFXII Faith Icon FFXII Protect Icon FFXII Shell Icon FFXII Haste Icon FFXII Regen Icon FFXII Invisible Icon
Immune 50% 50% 50% 100% 100% 0% 0%
FFXII Reflect Icon Immunities granted by Safety
0% Enemy has innate Safety; additional immunity to Instant Death, Warp, Poach, Fractional Damage (Gravity, Graviga), "Fang" items, Sight Unseeing, Syphon, Charm, Achilles
Item dropped Steal Poach
Attacks Magicks Technicks Augments Items
Normal Attack

Max Combo hits: 6

Thundaga, Slowga, Break, Immobilizega, Disablega, Darkra, Flash Bleed, Lunge, Slap, Mythril Bubbles, Phantasmal Gaze Safety, No Knockback, Resist Guns/Measures, Full-HP ATK+, Low-HP ATK+, Low-HP Mag+, Low-HP Def+, Evade+ None

Battle Edit

Orthros is a flan-type enemy, and thus physical attacks are ineffective, but Orthros is not immune to them. Orthros attacks with spells like Slowga and Immobilizega, along with other status magic. Its Mythril Bubbles move is particularly dangerous, as it can inflict several status ailments. Orthros can be inflicted with Blind.

Strategy Edit

The battle can be made easier with a few preparations. Sashes block the mark's Slowga spell. The biggest challenge is how to fight the mark. If the player has completed enough hunts, Bravery and Faith Green Magicks can make the battle easier. Weapon strikes under Bravery will inflict more damage.

Protect, Shell, Haste and Blind are the party's best friends in this battle. One way about the battle is to cast Reflectga, and then Firaga on the party, causing three (possibly four if a guest is present) hits of Firaga on Orthros per cast, which makes it possible to defeat him in under a minute. Orthros can be beaten even at low levels by inflicting Sleep on it and then summoning an Esper or casting magick. Nihopalaoa+Alarm Clock is another good trick which works every time. Some weapons boost damage done from certain elements.

Rewards Edit

The player will receive the Stolen Articles after the battle, which the Contrite Thief returns to Samal. He comes by to give the player a Blackened Fragment, which is part of the three medallions sidequest.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Orthros refers to the octopus Ultros that first appeared in Final Fantasy VI. Despite being a flan, it is the same color and its description alludes to Ultros.

In Greek mythology, Orthrus or Orthus was, according to the mythographer Apollodorus, a two-headed dog who guarded Geryon's cattle and was killed by Heracles. He was the offspring of the monsters Echidna and Typhon, and the brother of Cerberus, who was also a multi-headed guard dog. The Orthros of Final Fantasy has no connection with the mythical Orthros, save for their link to Typhon, which in the Greek myth was the father of Orthros and Cerberus.

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