Hunt Club
Side Quest

The Hunt Club is located in the Hunter’s Camp area of the Phon Coast. You cannot initiate the Hunt Club side quest until after you have completed the Draklor Laboratory and arrived at the Balfonheim Port for the first time.

Warp to the Phon Coast and look for a hut with a bunch of Bangaas standing in front of it on the southern shore. Speak to the Huntmaster up at the top of the stairs. He will tell you that he is looking for “birds of prey”, the best of the best! He will ask you if you are a “bird of prey”, select the correct answer and he will ask you to track down Thalassinon, a turtle located in the Phon Coast, and obtain the Shelled Trophy.

The Huntmaster asking if you are a Bird of Prey and want to join the Hunt Club
Initiating the Hunt to find Thalassinon

Exit the Hunter’s Camp to the east heading to the Vaddu Strand. Take the pathway up the side of the cliffs in the easternmost section of the Vaddu Strand and perch atop the edge of the strand looking down towards the shore. Thalassinon will spawn down on the shore if you wait there long enough.

Run down to Thalassinon when it appears. There is no particular strategy required in order to defeat the tortoise. Take it down and obtain the Shelled Trophy and head back to the Hunter’s Camp.

Causing Thalassinon to appear
Battle against Thalassinon

Speak to the Huntmaster again and he will tell you that you have passed the test and that you should speak to the three Bangaa brothers. The three brothers (Atak, Stok and Blok) are standing just below the Huntmaster.

The goal of the Hunt Club is to trade in trophies to either Atak, Stok or Blok, which will unlock different treasures that you can purchase from the Shifty-Eyed Man’s store. The treasures that unlock depend on which Bangaa you choose – Atak unlocks weapons, Blok unlocks armors and Stok unlocks accessories.

Huntmaster exclaiming that you have passed the test and are now a member of the Hunt Club
Speaking to Stok

So the obvious question that follows is...

Which brother should you give your Trophies to?

The following chart indicates which items unlock depending on which Bangaa you decide to give the trophies to (in the Zodiac Age version of the game:

Reward Atak Blok Stok Cost (Gil)
Kiku-ichimonji 1 0 0 9,450
Platinum Armor 0 1 0 8,370
Thief's Cuffs 0 0 1 3,600
Holy Lance 5 0 0 13,050
Minerva Bustier 0 5 0 11,160
Ruby Ring 0 0 5 10,200
Ame-no-Murakumo 10 0 0 13,500
White Mask 0 10 0 21,750
Opal Ring 0 0 10 19,200
Stoneblade 15 0 0 29,250
Aegis Shield 0 15 0 57,600
Golden Amulet 0 0 15 5,400
Eight-fluted Pole 10 5 0 70,200
Orochi 20 0 0 49,500
Dueling Mask 0 20 0 117,000
Cat-ear Hood 0 0 20 36,000
Maximillian 5 10 5 20,400
Ultima Blade 25 0 0 75,000
Grand Helm 0 25 0 123,750
Bubble Belt 0 0 25 47,520
Genji Gloves 5 5 15 447,000
Masamune 30 0 0 700,000
Grand Armor 0 30 0 162,000
Nihopalaoa 0 0 30 360,000
Zodiac Spear
Zodiac Escutcheon
10 10 10 999,999
Tula
Grand Bolts
25 1 1 104,000
Lordly Robes 1 25 1 132,000
Indigo Pendant 1 1 25 60,000
Artemis Bow
Artemis Arrows
12 5 5 61,600
Black Mask 5 12 5 18,600
Turtleshell Choker 5 5 12 11,260

Once all 30 trophies have been traded in, travel to the Highgarden Terrace in Archades and speak to the Hunt Club Owner and the following rewards also become available:

Reward Atak Blok Stok
More than 15 trophies: Zodiac Spear Zodiac Escutcheon Ribbon
15 or less trophies: Staff of the Magi Ensanguined Shield Sage's Ring

But this still doesn't answer the question - which Bangaa should you provide the trophies to and which rewards should you try to obtain through this quest?

There are two pathways that are recommended to take. You should either aim for obtaining the Zodiac Escutcheon shield or the Genji Gloves. Both of these items are difficult to obtain and incredibly powerful, even if you have more than one set.

To obtain the Zodiac Spear and the Zodiac Escutcheon (as well as an extra Ensanguined Shield), you should divide your trophies as follows: 10 to Atak, 10 to Blok and 10 to Stok.

To obtain the Genji Gloves (and an extra Ribbon), you should divide your trophies as follows: 5 to Atak, 5 to Blok and 20 to Stok.