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Paying Respects is an Odd Job in Chapter 8, "Budding Bodyguard", in Final Fantasy VII Remake, taking place in the Sector 5 Slums. After helping a scared man with loose Shinra weapons, Cloud Strife and Aerith Gainsborough are asked to visit an old man by the weapon store.


Talk to the old man and he will ask Cloud and Aerith to defeat a monster in the Slum Public Cemetery, found by heading north and taking the right path in Nuts 'n' Bolts Hills. The graveyard key must be purchased from Moggie, requiring "The Mysterious Moogle Merchant". To prepare, the Ice Materia Ice Materia should be equipped, and on Cloud can be paired with the Elemental Materia Elemental Materia to deal damage.

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A group of venomantises is fought, durable enemies that have powerful melee attacks if not guarded against, and ranged attacks that can inflict Poison Poison with normal attacks or Sleep Sleep with their ranged Torpid Sting attack. Blizzard Blizzard and Blizzara Blizzara are effective, and the venomantises' Torpid Sting should be rolled to dodge as a priority. If sleep is induced, switch to an active character.

After they are both defeated, return to the old man to finish the quest to earn a studded bracer.

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Equipping star pendants is crucial to resist poison, as the rest of the venomantises' attacks will deal significant damage, and poison prevents Regen Regen from working to heal through them. Aerith can cast Blizzaga Blizzaga against them, paired with MP Absorption Materia MP Absorption Materia or HP Absorption Materia HP Absorption Materia, though it may not be possible to use Arcane Ward with how frequently the venomantis uses sleep attacks. Cloud can use Triple Slash, and if Aerith's spells stagger one, Infinity's End from Cloud can finish them off.

Completing the quest grants Aerith the Telluric Scriptures Vol. VIII.