Revelry in Rivalry
You have made your first rival in the guild, a Lalafellin novice being sent to Ishgard to sell graves in the same manner as you. She departs after boasting of being the better thaumaturge and assuring you she will sell more graves. Make preparations for your journey and set out to the west for Limsa Lominsa.
Deciphering the speech of Baderon, you learn that the smiths of Naldiq & Vymelli's have been known to purchase graves from the Ossuary in the past. But you must first do them some kindness before they are like [sic] to hear you out. Baderon shares that he has recieved word of a smith being attacked just beyond the city moments prior to your arrival. Hurry to the smith's aid in Lower La Noscea and save her to ingratiate yourself with her guild.