Hunt 30: Paying for the Past
Catoblepas – Rank VI

This hunt becomes available any time after you have completed the Ancient City of Giruvegan and the Great Crystal. You should return to Balfonheim Port to speak to Reddas and have him join your party before starting this hunt as having Reddas in your party will be helpful.

Petitioner
The petitioner is War-chief Supinelu. You have visited War-chief Supinelu a few times in the past and likely know where to find him, but if not, he can be found in Jahara in the Lull of the Land area.

Speaking to War-chief Supinelu to initiate Hunt 30: Paying for the Past / Catoblepas
Map indicating where to find War-chief Supinelu

Mark Location
Catoblepas is located in the Zertinan Caverns. Warp to the Dalmasca Westersand and enter the Zertinan Caverns through the Shimmering Horizons area. This will take you to the Invitation to Heresy area of the caverns.

Entering the Zertinan Caverns
Entering the Sandfalls of the Zertinan Caverns to hunt down Catoblepas

Travel south into the Sandfalls and south again into the Hourglass Basin. This is the area where you will find Catoblepas but you will have to enter from the secret passageway located in the next zone – the Undershore. Head south and save your game at the Save Crystal in the Undershore and then follow the secret passageway back into the Hourglass Basin.

Saving your game at the Save Crystal in the Undershore
Undershore on the way to Catoblepas

War-chief Supinelu will join you when you re-enter the Basin - Catoblepas is located at the end of this pathway.

War-chief Supinelu joining you for the Hunt against Catoblepas
Hunt Battle: Catoblepas

Level: 46
HP: 187,991
Steal: Hi-Potion (55%), Beastlord Hide (10%), Gemini Gem (3%)

There is not too much in the way of strategy required to defeat Catoblepas. He does deal a hefty amount of damage though which means that you should begin this battle fully prepared and with all enhancement spells enabled at the start of the battle. Equip all of your characters with Bubble Belt and cast Protect, Shell, Bravery and Haste on all of them.

Approaching Catoblepas for Hunt 30
Battle against Catoblepas in the Zertinan Caverns

Set up one of your characters with a Dispel Gambit to remove Haste when he casts it and setup a Gambit to cast and keep Blind on Catoblepas for the duration of the battle. This will greatly reduce the amount of damage done. His attacks are all physical-based so make sure to equip your best armor and shield to your tank and you should have not trouble surviving the onslaught.

Return to the Lull of the Land area of Jahara and speak with War-chief Supinelu. He will tell you a short story about how his brother fell to the beast before giving your rewards for completing the Hunt which includes 3,200 gil, a Volcano and an Arctic Wind.