A Matter of Tradition

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 14   A Matter of Tradition
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Voice of the Just
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Owyne would like to speak with you regarding the sultana's invitation.
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  • Speak with Momodi at the Quicksand.
  • Collect the earrings from Serenpidity.
  • Deliver the wooden lockbox to Momodi.
Issuing NPC: Owyne: Heart of the Sworn (x:6.1, y:6.1)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: A Royal ReceptionMainquest1 Icon.png
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngDuty, Honor, Country
Required Items
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Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:A Matter of Tradition
NPCs Involved: MomodiSerendipity
Items Involved: Rosewood Box

Owyne in Heart of the Sworn (x:6.1, y:6.1)
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Sultansworn Elite (Scholars' Walk) in Ul'dah - Steps of Thal - Scholars' Walk (x:8.8, y:13.2)
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Momodi in The Hourglass (x:11.7, y:9.7)
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Serendipity in Ul'dah - Steps of Thal - Goldsmiths' Guild (x:10.7, y:13.5)
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Momodi in The Hourglass (x:11.7, y:9.7)
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  • Owyne states that there are certain protocols that must be observed by guests attending a royal banquet. He directs you to speak with Momodi, who will explain precisely what is expected of you.
  • According to Momodi, all who attend the royal banquet are obliged to wear a pair of ceremonial earrings. She instructs you to visit the Goldsmiths' Guild and speak with Serendipity to obtain yours.
  • Serendipity presents you with a very beautiful and very locked rosewood box. For reasons of royal security, she explains, the earring cases are intended to be opened only by designated individuals. In this instance, the designated individual is apparently Momodi. Return to the Quicksand, hand over the box, and she will do the rest.
  • You now have the ceremonial earrings needed to gain entry to the banquet. Speak with Momodi when you are ready to join the festivities.

By the Twelve, Forename! For an adventurer to receive a personal invitation from Her Majesty is unprecedented! Seats at these banquets are offered only to the most distinguished individuals. You will be dining with some of the most influential people in Ul'dah. There are, of course, certain protocols that must be observed. ...But I am no authority on them. Fear not, however—Mistress Momodi has long been responsible for familiarizing foreign guests with our customs. Pray return to the Quicksand and speak with her. She will tell you all you need know. My fellow Sultansworn and I must see to our own preparations. In the meantime, you should speak with Mistress Momodi. She will explain to you the protocols that must be observed by all in attendance.
Welcome back, Forename, and congratulations on your invite to the big soirée! To be honest, I never imagined I'd be explainin' these procedures to you. It's usually only foreign dignitaries who get to hear me prattle on and on about royal traditions. Anyroad, I know you're a busy man, so I'll keep it short and sweet. In accordance with ancient custom, all guests to this banquet are required to wear a pair of ceremonial earrin's, made 'specially for the occasion. They're meant to symbolize— Actually, forget about that. This was meant to be the short version. Ahem. Bein' of a design unique to the occasion, the earrin's serve as a security measure. The Sultansworn won't let you near the hall without 'em. Your set should be ready and waitin' for you at the Goldsmiths' Guild. Mistress Serendipity is expectin' you, so you'll want to head down there now. Once you've got them, bring them back here and we'll continue.
Greetings! Is there something I can help you with? Ah, Forename! Your earrings are right here. I crafted them myself, I'll have you know. I think you'll be very pleased! In case Mistress Momodi didn't warn you, the box is locked, and I am not permitted to give you the key. It's a final safeguard, you see—only designated individuals are authorized to distribute the earrings to guests. In this instance, the person in question is none other than Mistress Momodi, so you will need to ask her to open the box on your behalf. Pardon the inconvenience, but the Sultansworn take Her Majesty's safety very seriously.
Picked up your earrin's yet, Forename? Let me just... <gasp> Well, now, looks like the guildmaster outdid herself with this pair! You'd best take good care of these earrin's! If they fell into the wrong hands, gods only know what might happen! Now then, I hope you're feelin' sociable, Forename, 'cause you're about to hobnob with Ul'dah's elite! Let me know when you're ready to head to the banquet.
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