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A Confluence of Style

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   A Confluence of Style
Quest

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Blanstyr: Kugane - Pier 1 - Kokajiya (x:8.7, y:15.3)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Kugane → Pier #1

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071341.png68Head-to-head ContestFeaturequest1 Icon.png Head-to-head Contest (Level 68)

Armorer Icon 3.png Armorer (Level 70)

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2,889,000
Experience Points


Guaranteed
Craftsman's Competence Materia V
Craftsman's Cunning Materia V
Craftsman's Command Materia V
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Blanstyr wishes to share his progress with you.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Blanstyr.
  • Speak with Unryu.
  • Synthesize a Lominsan hara-ate HQ Icon2.png.
  • Deliver the Lominsan hara-ate HQ Icon2.png to Blanstyr.
  • Speak with Blanstyr.
  • Report to H'naanza at the Armorers' Guild.

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BlanstyrGyosei (NPC)FugetsuUnryuH'naanza
 

  • Blanstyr wishes to share his progress with you.
  • Blanstyr seems pleased with his improvement since his previous failure. Even as Master Fugetsu inquires as to your own progress, however, your conversation is interrupted by the entrance of a bustling Gyosei who is soon to depart for distant lands. Seizing the opportunity, Blanstyr offers to forge the samurai a set of armor by way of an apology for his past behavior. Meet your fellow artisan outside Kokajiya, and discuss what might make a suitable gift.
  • Blanstyr decides that Gyosei's armor will be a blend of Eorzean and Hingan styles, and bids you forge the largest piece: a Lominsan hara-ate. Speak with Unryu and procure the necessary materials.
  • Unryu hands over the supplies you need. Deliver your finished work to Blanstyr when the hara-ate is complete.
※In the event you lose the ingredients or the synthesis ends in failure, you may try again by speaking with Unryu.
  • You hand your completed hara-ate to Blanstyr, and he puts it together with the rest of the armor. Head inside Kokajiya, and stand with Blanstyr as he presents the set to Gyosei.
  • Gyosei eagerly accepts the armor from Blanstyr. He returns a moment later in full battle gear, clearly moved by the gift's fine quality and personal touches. The samurai then hurriedly departs for his new appointment in high spirits, much to the satisfaction of the assembled armorers. Blanstyr, too, makes to depart, feeling that he has finally achieved what he set out to learn, but is stopped by Master Fugetsu. Fascinated by the possibilities of Lominsan plate techniques, it seems Kokajiya's head armorer would now become the apprentice. Blanstyr elects to stay in Kugane, and sends you back to Limsa Lominsa to explain this development to H'naanza.
  • H'naanza listens to your report with reluctant approval. She explains that while Blanstyr's absence will be felt in the short term, the creative stimulation his new methods will bring upon his return will be of great benefit to the guild. The forgemaster seems envious of the success of your journey, and vows to make her own study of Far Eastern armorsmithing techniques.

Forename! Since me little failure, I've gone back to learnin' all I can from Master Fugetsu. It's been full sail ahead for days now!

Yes, Blanstyr is an extraordinarily fast learner. At this rate, I shall run out of things to teach him!


And what of your training, apprentice? You are enjoying your stay in the land of Hingashi?


I am glad. To be a stranger in a strange land can be trying at times.
Pray forgive my intrusion! It is I, Gyosei. I thought to extend my gratitude once more for your finely crafted somen ere I make my departure!
Master Gyosei! What's this about a departure?

Ah, Blanstyr! I trust you are keeping well!


I had some small success at the gozen-jiai, and pledged my katana to a lord. As fortune may have it, I am to leave Kugane this very day!


It would seem that the good folk of my new master's domain are plagued by bandits and thieves. And it is to aid in the uprooting of such undesirables that my blade was bound into service.
I see, an' that's...that's a good thing, right?
It certainly is!

...Hmmm. Could ye spare some time afore ye leave, then? It was at the expense o' yer commission that I made a breakthrough with me armorsmithin'.


An' I'd like to forge ye a set of armor by way of an apology. Me professional pride demands it.
An offer so noble it brings tears to my eyes! It is with great reluctance, then, that I must decline. The hour of my departure draws near, and I cannot delay.
Ah, well that's a bloody shame...
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What will you say?

You have my hammer!


...
Ye'll help me, then!? Aye, with yer aid, I reckon we could bang out a full suit faster'n ye could say “Byregot's beard!”
Oho! Your heart is as pure as the metals you forge, Forename!

Forename, I don't reckon I can do this alone. But with yer help, I'm sure we could bang out a full suit afore Master Gyosei's ship is due to sail. What say ye?


Right, then! We'd best get to work!


Would you be willin' to wait a bit, Master Gyosei? I promise we'll have everythin' ready in time for ye to make yer ship.
You have convinced me! I shall trust in your talents, and abide here a while.

Forename, I've got meself an idea...

But let's talk about it outside, eh?
Quest Accepted

I've been thinkin' on the type of armor we ought to forge for our samurai mate.


Now, Hingan armor is flexible an' pretty an' all, but it's hard to look past the protection provided by Lominsan plate...


It seems Master Gyosei'll be headin' into battle against bandits an' the like, which sounds none too safe to me.


So I reckon we give him a suit o' the kind only we could craft─one o' Hingan style what befits a samurai, but with a few Eorzean touches thrown in for good measure!


I want ye to forge the chest piece─a Lominsan hara-ate, if ye get me meanin'. An' while yer workin' on that, I'll put together the rest. Ye know, the helm an' the gauntlets an' such.


Aye, it'll need to be a grand kabuto...summat what represents Gyosei's nature as well as his purpose.


Unryu an' his well-stocked shelves should be able to provide ye with supplies for the hara-ate.


We're on a tight schedule here, Forename, so ye'd best get to hammerin' right away.


I need to make a quick trip to look into a couple things, then I'll get to work meself. Meet me back here when yer done!
I shall linger as long as I dare!
It was kind of you to offer Blanstyr your assistance. He is fortunate to have such a compassionate colleague!
Crafting an entire set of armor in such a short span of time will be quite a feat. Let me know if there is aught I can do to aid you!

Is there something I can do for you, Forename?


Hmmm. Interesting. Let me just see what I have...


Here we go. This should be enough for the raw materials.


Should you have a little accident with the pliers, I'll be glad to give you another armful of supplies. You're to meet with Blanstyr when the piece is finished, yes?
It was kind of you to offer Blanstyr your assistance. He is fortunate to have such a compassionate colleague!
I shall linger as long as I dare!
I've done me research right an' proper this time, Forename! Is yer work finished, then?
Oho! Ye've outdone yerself! Let me bundle it together with me other bits an' pieces, an' we can present the whole set to Master Gyosei.

That is certainly a fascinating piece... Oh, but there's no time! Quickly, outside with you!


Were the materials I gave you insufficient? You'd best not keep Blanstyr waiting!
I shall linger as long as I dare!
It was kind of you to offer Blanstyr your assistance. He is fortunate to have such a compassionate colleague!
It's all ready for ye to try on, sir. I hope it meets with yer approval...
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I shall linger as long as I dare!
It was kind of you to offer Blanstyr your assistance. He is fortunate to have such a compassionate colleague!
I cannot wait to see Master Gyosei's reaction to your work!

Welcome back, Forename! I received an almost illegible missive from Blanstyr saying you had both been accepted as apprentices, but not a whisper from him since. What's happened to the old aurochs?


...Well, I can't say as I'm surprised. The guild will have to do without his veteran skills for a while longer, but an even exchange of techniques is only right and proper.


By the time he returns, Blanstyr will have mastered new methods for blending Hingan and Eorzean styles.


That knowledge will benefit not only him, but also stir the hearts of our armorers. Stagnation is as good as death for an artisan, after all.


We had a much-needed influx of innovation when we began trading with the kobolds, and now we'll find new ideas through this relationship with the Far East.


I'm sorry to have sent you into the midst of one of Blanstyr's storms yet again, Forename, but I'd wager you've reaped the rewards when it comes to your craft.


The journey was well worth it, then.

Well, I'd best start studying works by this Far Eastern forgemaster if I'm to keep ahead of you and Blanstyr!
Quest Completed
I'd appreciate it if ye could explain things to the forgemaster. She frets like a mother hen, ye know, even if she don't like to show it.
With the right designs, the possibilities for that plate technique are endless! I have toiled hard to master my craft, but it is somehow comforting to know that there still so much to learn...
I witnessed everything from my spot by the shelves here─Master Gyosei certainly seemed pleased before he had to hop out the door. Those rabbit ears will haunt my dreams...
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