A Feast of Lies

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 77   A Feast of Lies
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
This quest requires you to fight enemies in a level 77 instance with a 30 minute time limit.
Urianger: Kholusia - Shadow Fault - Whisperwind Cove (x:24.8, y:32.8)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Wright

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png77Return to EulmoreMainquest1 Icon.png Return to Eulmore (Level 77)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 77)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

1,480,000
Experience Points

2,474
Gil
Miscellaneous Reward

Ability to attune to the Eulmore Aetheryte.

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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Urianger is trying to make sense of the strange phenomenon afflicting the residents of Gatetown.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Subdue the civilians!
  • Subdue the soldiers!
  • Defeat the jesters!
  • Climb to the next level!
  • Defeat Ran'jit!
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png77Paradise FallenMainquest1 Icon.png Paradise Fallen (Level 77)

  • Urianger is trying to make sense of the strange phenomenon afflicting the residents of Gatetown.
  • By all indications, the residents of Gatetown are under Vauthry's mind control, and as Urianger attempts to fathom its workings, Alisaie arrives with your old friend Kai-Shirr in tow. Based on his account of events, it would seem that those who have lived in Gatetown the longest were the first to be affected. All the pieces fall into place when Y'shtola subsequently returns brandishing a loaf of meol. With dread and disbelief, Ryne immediately recognizes the Eulmoran staple for what it is: sin eater flesh, the consumption of which apparently renders one susceptible to Vauthry's influence. This sickening revelation leaves everyone aghast, but the horrors do not end there... Recalling the words you heard during your first visit to Eulmore, Alphinaud shares his suspicion that citizens who have outlived their usefulness are being deliberately turned into sin eaters. Suppressing the urge to gag, you endeavor to put such thoughts from your mind, and concentrate instead on the task at hand: hunting down the Lightwarden. The being is all but certain to be hiding in Eulmore's upper levels, and it is decided that you will lead the charge into the city.
  • Together with your comrades, you sally forth into Eulmore.
  • While the others keep Vauthry's thralls at bay, you press on to the Canopy, where you are confronted by a lone Ran'jit. Driven by a resolve all his own, the old soldier brings the sum of his might to bear against you, but you narrowly emerge the victor, striking him down once and for all. Rejoined by your comrades, you then ascend to the Emergent and find Vauthry having dinner in his chamber. There, Ryne finally realizes that he is the Lightwarden, being an unholy mixture of man and sin eater. Before you are able to act, however, Vauthry sprouts wings and takes to the skies. Rushing to the balcony, you are met with an impossible sight: the peak of Mt. Gulg, torn from the earth and floating in the heavens. It is there that Vauthry appears to have fled. With your quarry out of reach, you decide to suspend the hunt, that you might instead render aid to the casualties of the battle.
  • To your relief, Thancred informs you that Ryne is able to counteract the effects of Vauthry's mind control, and is busy tending to the afflicted one by one. There are, however, countless wounded requiring attention, and you are asked to assist in the relief effort.

The gears are clearly turning in Urianger's mind. Why don't you ask him what he makes of all this?
Player7 Icon.png Voiced cutscene start.
Strange. Passing strange...

By their behavior, we may safely assume that they are under Vauthry's mind control.


Yet the extent of the effect seemeth to vary dramatically between subjects.


'Tis far too pronounced to be attributed simply to the vagaries of innate magical resistance.
Curiouser and curiouser...

We met with no trouble en route. My thanks for securing the way.


But given the state of the townsfolk, I see we were never in any danger of being recognized.
What can you tell us from here?
I sense a powerful eater...in the uppermost reaches of the city...

But there's something different about it. Its Light is...impure.


We need to get closer.
Ohhh! So that one's Alphinaud! ...Unless you're triplets?
Kai-Shirr! What are you doing here?
While I was scouting the area, I noticed a suspicious figure skulking about.
So I accosted him─only to have him call me "Alphinaud." I thought it best to bring him along.
You see...that informant who's been feeding secrets to the Crystarium...it's me.

See, after you saved my life in Eulmore, I thought about going somewhere far away. But I couldn't just leave, not without paying you back.


So I decided to stay here─keep an eye on things. And whenever I spotted something strange, I shared it with your friends.
That took no small amount of courage. Well done.
I assume you saw what happened here.
Right, so, an airship flew in a bit ago, and not long after, Vauthry starts ranting and raving. You could hear him from all the way out here!
Geezer was doing his nut! Shouting and screaming like someone had nicked his pie!
'Tis like the airship bore the soldiers sent to thwart our efforts in Amh Araeng.
So eventually the yelling dies down...and then this hot, sticky wind comes blowing through.
Now that's when everyone went funny. Everyone but me. Well, me and a couple of newcomers, though even they started mumbling about Vauthry after a while. Not as bad as the rest, mind you.
Newcomers...
There's something I need Ryne to see.
This was among the townsfolk's food stores.
Oh, that's just meol. Eulmore doles the stuff out.
No! It...it couldn't be...

I─ I know what it is.


It's sin eater. Meol is made out of sin eater.
So it is.

In limited quantities, it may have little effect on an average individual.


Yet if one were to consume it regularly, over a period of several years, I suspect it would do far, far more than merely nourish the body...
That Vauthry wieldeth power over sin eaters is known. Could it be that those who partake of their flesh do thereby render themselves susceptible to his influence?
'Twould serve to explain why the town's newer arrivals succumbed less quickly than those raised on a diet of meol.
He's been rounding up sin eaters and feeding them to people!? Altering them mouthful by mouthful─all to stop them answering back!?
There are desperate souls out there killing themselves to escape turning! This is unforgivable! An atrocity!
These sin eaters... What if they are not simply "rounded up"?

Do you remember what we were told when first we came to the city?


"Many enter, but none leave..."


Let us put an end to it. To this "paradise" built upon the bones of the poor.


Vauthry's deeds are beyond justification. Beyond forgiveness. Evil.
It's highly probable that the Lightwarden is waiting for us somewhere in there, and I'm all for going after it.

But our enemies know our faces. They know that we are coming. And they will not let us through without a fight. Like it or not, the time for stealth is passed.


Now, my friend. If you would be so good as to lead the charge.
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I'm fine, Forename. Shaking with fury, but fine. Let's go.
We are like to encounter Ran'jit again. One can only hope he's still licking his wounds.

Yet even without him, Eulmore is an eminently defensible city─as you doubtless gleaned during your visit.


When last I set foot inside its walls, I almost mistook it for dear old Limsa─but it is full of unpleasant surprises. All of which is a long way of saying: be on your guard.
The uppermost level of the city houses Vauthry's chambers. He must keep the Warden close.
My heart is gripped by an unshakable sense of foreboding. Let us proceed with all care.
That Vauthry should so brazenly exert his influence over the people bespeaks his desperation. He will not go quietly.
Meol...is sin eater? Wicked white, we all scoffed the stuff without a second thought...

I never got near as much as the others, but...ugh...


Heh... The bitter greens and bony fish I got by on don't seem so bad no more...
When we step through the gates, we shall find not the place of hedonistic pleasure we remember, but a battlefield.
If you are prepared for this, then let us sally forth!
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Ugh... I can feel it... A dark presence in my domain!
Ah! It's them! The villains who would sow chaos in my perfect paradise!
Keep them away from me! I command you, keep them awaaaaaay!
Long live...Lord Vauthry...
He would use his own people as shields.
This area is older than Gatetown. There are bound to be far more civilians under Vauthry's control.
But they do not act of their own free will, and we must not harm them.
As if we ever would.
Press on with Alphinaud. We'll hold off the civilians and join you as soon as we can.
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Battle Dialogue[edit]

Do no more than is necessary to subdue the civilians!
We're wasting time. Ryne─we hold them here while the others press on!
A-All right!
Have care, you two! The rest of you, with me!
Their minds are not their own, remember! Avoid harming them wherever possible!
There is no end to them... Urianger─would you care to make a stand?
Gladly. Ferthi─pray press on with the others when the opportunity doth arise.
The way's clear! Come on, you two!
Confound it! More of them! And we were almost through!
Right, my turn to make a heroic stand! As soon as there's a lull, push on!
Now, Ferthi─into the tower! Just you take care, Alisaie!
The jesters from before!
Apologies, friends...but you've reached a dead end. And on this sorry track, there's no turning back.
We've a good life here, see, and we're not about to lose it. But fair's fair─we'll give you a good death.
If you would fight us of your own volition, then we will not hold back!
This one's a real side-splitter!
But at least you'll die laughing!
Let us climb to the Canopy. From there we will take the Crown Lift.
Still more soldiers... Leave them to me and press on!
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You will find my master in his chamber...
But only should you kill me this day─and you will not.
What will you say?
Why do you go so far? You're one of his puppets too.
You may think me under his spell, but I uphold Lord Vauthry's ideals of my own volition.

Man is an inherently flawed creature. In his vain pursuit of righteousness, he but sows the seeds of future conflict.


Thus have I chosen to place my hopes upon he who has transcended men. Upon he who is unbound by the vagaries of conscience.


But enough talk. I am a soldier, and you are my enemy.


Come! Let us settle this once and for all!
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Ever since I submitted to my master's authority, I have been naught but a weapon.
I exist only to destroy. And destroy you I will.
It is time we settled this, villain.
If you would pass me, you must endure all that I have learned on the battlefield... For I am a weapon forged in the fires of war!
Ah...there you are...my precious girls...
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Are you all right, Forename!?
The citizens appear to have calmed down for the moment. I can only assume Vauthry is otherwise engaged. Let's get to the upper level while we can.
Lord Vauthry! Your reign of tyranny is at an end.

For too long, you have preyed upon the desperation of the poor. Now you will answer for the suffering you have caused!


And if you harbor even a shred of remorse, I beseech you to use your powers to redress the balance. For the future of all in Norvrandt.
No... It can't be. This is wrong. It's wrong!
The Warden─it's not just a sin eater. It's a man!
Remorse? For the future of all? What nonsense is this?

There is no justice but mine. No future but mine. No will but mine.


It is preordained. I was born to deliver this wretched world.


Me? Unseated? No, no, no, no, no...


It's impossible. Inconceivable! Absurd! I am a great and wise king. Greatest and wisest! I reign from on high!


I will not be brought low by maggots like you!


Oh, yes. Of course. I can begin again. Rebuild my paradise. Once I finish my dinner...
Oh gods, no─ Stop him! Thancred, stop him!
Where did he go!?
What in the heavens!?
Did Vauthry do that?
What will you say?
We must give chase! How will we get up there?
Wait.

That is Mt. Gulg, the highest peak in Kholusia. It lies on the other side of a sheer cliff, and much as I wish it were otherwise, it is beyond our reach for now.


But even if it weren't─there are people here who need our help.
Oh, Alphinaud...
Please. Even if it's only to tend to their wounds.
What will you say?
I'll help too. You don't need my permission. Be quick about it.
Thank you.
I don't know if it will work, but if Vauthry's hold over the people is rooted in Light, I might be able to reverse its effects.
Will you let me try?
Of course. We'd be grateful for any help you can provide.
Well then, if it's decided, let's all get to work.
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My thanks again, Forename. We will seek out the wounded and render what aid we can.
Some managed to shake off the mind control only to be caught in the chaos. We'll make sure they receive treatment as well.
It's all right. You're safe now.
Patient03631
<groan> What...what happened?
Bereft of leadership, the soldiers have lost the will to fight. They pose no threat to us.
So this was how the citizens lived─the Eulmoran dream. They are in for quite a rude awakening.
Good news, Forename. It would seem that Ryne is indeed able to reverse the effects of Vauthry's influence.

Even as we speak, she tends to the afflicted in turn. The problem being: there's no end to them.


We're trying to provide what relief we can to those who are waiting, and would appreciate your help, if you're willing.
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