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A Cold Reunion

Mainquest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 90   A Cold Reunion
Quest

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Estinien: Radz-at-Han - Dharma - Meghaduta (x:4.3, y:9.9)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Radz-at-Han Aetheryte Plaza → Meghaduta

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071201.png90Once More unto the VoidMainquest1 Icon.png Once More unto the Void (Level 90)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 90)

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2,772
Gil
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Estinien is understandably bewildered.
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071201.png90Kindled SpiritMainquest1 Icon.png Kindled Spirit (Level 90)

  • Estinien is understandably bewildered.

By all accounts, Azdaja is Golbez's prisoner, yet if she was in the Source...

It could be that she managed to escape from the void, if only for a fleeting moment.


But that is mere conjecture. If we want the truth, then we must go and find it.


Come, let's make for Tertium. Our friends are waiting.
Quest Accepted


People live in such places, do they? Not that I would presume to know their preferences, but it seems...uncomfortable.
I thought to depart from Radz-at-Han sooner, but Y'shtola insisted I bring warmer clothes.
This vessel does not feel cold as such, but she reminded me that, so long as I am Varshahn, it would be prudent not to appear overly conspicuous.
I trust you know the “associates” who will be joining us. Hopefully they have been keeping well.
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Any moment now...
My friends, 'tis good to see you again.
And you. I was worried that the cold wouldn't agree with you, but you're both looking quite well.
You get used to it. It helps that there's no shortage of fuel and heaters like before.
Glad to hear it. Have you been working in Garlemald all this time?
We have. Though the worst is behind them, the people still have a long road ahead.
With the nation in ruins and the leadership void yet to be filled, there remains a lack of direction─a pervasive sense of aimlessness and worry.
Still, everyone wants to make things better, and we're here to help.
A lot of Garleans wanted nothing to do with us, but they're starting to come around. Slowly but surely.
What will you say?
You're doing a fine job. It sounds like quite the undertaking.
You're too kind. But it's thanks to the cooperation of like-minded souls that we've been able to make any progress.
Indeed, it has not been easy. But we've been able to make progress thanks to the cooperation of like-minded souls.
The allied nations continue to send supplies which allow us to meet basic needs such as food and shelter.
Meanwhile, Jullus and a number of soldiers have begun a restoration initiative, with more and more volunteers joining by the day.
Like Alphinaud said, they've got a long road ahead of them. But we'll get there together─one step at a time.
Though you yourself helped them take one especially big step, didn't you? In vanquishing that blasphemy in the Tower of Babil.

Thank you. I can only hope that your deed will help the people to find peace and closure.

But enough about events here. What brings you to us? And with new company besides.
This may take rather a long time to explain, but bear with me...
The Thirteenth!? After traveling to the edge of existence, I thought you'd keep your escapades closer to home for a while...
But I suppose there's no stopping you. Not that I'm one to talk, of course...
The heart of an adventurer cannot be denied.
You could have at least invited me too! Surely there was room enough for me and G'raha in the undersea vault?
What will you say?
Sorry... I thought you were busy...
Oh, it's fine. You can make it up to me on the next one.
I know, I know. I only meant to tease. Mostly...
But on a more serious note... Are we sure it's wise to keep Zenos's former avatar around?
I understand how you came to work together, but nevertheless...
You're right to be cautious. I'm a voidsent after all. But do not conflate me with Zenos.
To recall my time in his service─it...angers me...
I think we'll get along just fine, you and I.
Now that we are all caught up, to the matter at hand.

As we were about to resume our search in the void, I felt the presence of my sister Azdaja in the Source. Somewhere in the far north─perhaps even here in Garlemald.


If you have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary, I must know.
As a matter of fact, we may have.
In recent days, we have had to contend with a surprising number of voidsent. And not the lesser kind that occasionally manifest, but ones possessed of considerable power.
You think they might have been summoned? By whom?
We're not sure. But as Jullus reminded us, practitioners of a certain traditional Garlean art rely upon voidsent servants.
The very same I believe you have mastered.

While there are no known reapers left in Garlemald, we can't rule out the possibility that some are working in secret.
To summon not one, but several powerful voidsent, is no small feat. But if Azdaja was indeed called from the void...
Then it is likely the same party is responsible.
Alternatively, the aetheric confluence at the Tower of Babil may have triggered an expansion of natural fissures one could use to cross over, but I think that improbable if not impossible.
Then we must assume these events have indeed been orchestrated.
Well, summoned or no, we've been trying to track them to their origin. It's the mountains to the east, we think.
Can you guide us there?
I would, but the terrain is too difficult to traverse on foot. Nor is flying an option due to the winds.
Too much ground to cover in any case. Is there no way to narrow it down?
There is one place we thought to look first: an isolated village rumored to have once been home to a reaper order.
That would indeed make an excellent start. Though the question of how to get there remains.
Jullus may be of assistance. Let us return to Camp Broken Glass and consult him.
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A village of voidsent users... Lest you think I have feelings on this─I don't. What others do is not my concern.
I knew the twins wouldn't disappoint.
I had tempered my hopes, but thanks to Alphinaud and Alisaie, we might yet learn something of Azdaja.
Nothing appears to be out of the ordinary here at the camp. Let us see what we find at this village.
I expect it's been a while since you spoke with Jullus. He will be glad to see you.
The people here struggle to survive as it is. The last thing they need is for Garlemald to be overrun with voidsent.


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Oh, Forename. What a welcome surprise.

And I see you're traveling with a large crew as usual...


Not to suggest that's an inconvenience for us. We'd be happy to share our supplies with you and your allies, should you require any.
Apologies if we interrupt, Jullus, but there is a matter we wish to discuss.
We've just finished our routine briefing, so you come at a good time. Is this about the voidsent?
It is. From what we can discern, they're coming from the mountains to the east.
Practitioners of the reaper arts once lived in that area, did they not?
Yes, they had a village there in the Lapis Manalis caverns.

The scythe-wielders forged pacts with voidsent, and took to battle with the beings at their side. For a time they played an invaluable role in our military, but the advent of magitek saw them fall out of favor.


And when some were unmasked as insurrectionists, the order was outlawed. The village is believed to be long abandoned.


Speaking of their art...it seems you've picked it up. Who was it that taught you?

...Well, I suppose it's neither here nor there now.
My sister has been taken captive by voidsent. I sensed her presence in this land, and have come in search of her.
If voidsent have been sighted here, then I believe there is a connection. We should like to investigate these caverns you mention, but Alphinaud tells us they are not easily reached.
I'm afraid so. Deep snow and tumultuous winds rule out walking and flying.
If you want to get anywhere, you're going to need a magitek snowcraft. Alas, the last remaining functional one we had has broken down. Should still be over in Cerulea Ingens, where it was abandoned.
Is there anyone who can fix it?
Perhaps the former engineers at Tapper's Den.
Their duty included transporting ceruleum tanks to Juturna Platform G using snowcraft. I expect they had to maintain a few over the years.
That's worth looking into, I'd say.
In the course of delivering provisions, I've come to know the people there quite well. If they can help us, I'm sure they will.
May I ask you to accompany her? Given the presence of voidsent, it's best that we avoid traveling alone.
In the meantime, will you not tell me more about the mountain? I would like to learn as much as I can before commencing our search in earnest.
Come with me. I'll introduce you to someone who's well versed in the local geography.
Alisaie, was it? I wish to speak with you.
In that case, why don't you come with us to Tapper's Den? We can chat on the way.
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I shall go and brief the contingent on the voidsent issue, that they too may be prepared.


If you want to eavesdrop, be my guest. It doesn't matter to me.
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What was it you wished to talk about?
Why do you help these people?
What is it that you stand to gain?
I'm sorry?
You don't act on behalf of a higher power, nor are you bound by a contract. In spite of this, you help them. Why?
And there I thought it was something serious...
I help them because I want to. Because it's the right thing to do.
...But what do you stand to gain? You didn't answer the question.
Didn't I? I followed my heart. What I got out of it came after.
Was there anything else? If not, let's keep moving.
...Right.
To act not out of obligation or in pursuit of gain. To simply...live. And they survive like this...?
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...
We should get back to it, but before we do...
Are you all right, Zero? Did I say something that confused or upset you?
...No. I'm simply trying to understand your perspective. If you wish to continue, I am ready and able.
Well, that's a relief! This isn't the sort of place you want to mull over things.
It's not much farther to Tapper's Den. I doubt we'll have much trouble finding an engineer when we arrive, so let's speak with the first one we spot.


This is one of the engineers, I think.
Because it's the right thing to do...
Wait, I know you. You're the one who roughed up the guards!

After you left, your contingent friends came along. Our lives are a lot easier now thanks to them.


They understood our plight, and offered to help─whether we wanted to stay here or return home. For that, we're truly grateful.


We're grateful to you too, Alisaie. The trip across the lake is hardly pleasant, but you make it all the same to bring us provisions.
Oh, don't mention it. We're just glad we can help.

That said, we were actually hoping to ask a favor of you today...


We need a magitek snowcraft repaired─the one abandoned in Cerulea Ingens. We were told you might be up to the task.
Ah, so you want to ride the mammoth!

That's what we took to calling the crafts on account of their size.


As often as I used them on rigs, I know a thing or two about their maintenance. I'll see if I can get your mammoth roaring again─it's the least I can do to repay your kindness.
Wonderful! Please come with us back to Camp Broken Glass, and we'll take it from there.
So far so good, Forename! Let's be on our way.


Don't you worry─the mammoth is in good hands!
You mortals are more sensitive to the cold than I realized. My body is made differently, so I feel nothing.
Thank goodness we were able to find someone to help with repairs.
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Welcome back.
I presume this is the engineer who will help us with the craft?
I'll do everything I can to get her up and running again!
But I doubt I'll be able to do so quickly─at least on my own. The mammoth is big, and so are its parts. Some strong backs should make the work go faster.
You have ours.
You've finished learning about the mountain, I take it?
Aye, we have a solid grasp of that area, as well as the site of the snowcraft.
My back is perhaps not as strong as some, but I should be glad to stand guard for voidsent and other unruly wildlife.
Much obliged, miss. Then let's all head over to the mammoth and assess what needs fixing.
They have matters here well in hand. Which means we can resume our duties.
Would you care to assist us, Forename?
How about you, Zero?
I will assist you as well. As payment for answering my question.
It's hardly something that demands payment...but we'd be glad for your contribution nonetheless.
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