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A New Playing Field

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 80   A New Playing Field
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Marsak: Gangos (x:6.5, y:5.8)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Doman Enclave → Gangos

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071341.png80Fit for a QueenFeaturequest1 Icon.png Fit for a Queen (Level 80)
071201.png80Futures RewrittenMainquest1 Icon.png Futures Rewritten (Level 80)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 71)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

1,016
Gil
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Marsak has new intelligence on the imperials' whereabouts.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png80Resolve UnshakenFeaturequest1 Icon.png Resolve Unshaken (Level 80)
071341.png80What Dreams Are Made OfFeaturequest1 Icon.png What Dreams Are Made Of (Level 80)

  • Marsak has new intelligence on the imperials' whereabouts.
  • Resistance scouts have confirmed the IVth Legion has abandoned Castrum Lacus Litore, and are now consolidating their forces at Zadnor. Despite the presence of the imperial fleet, Bajsaljen intends to confront the enemy, with Camp Vrdelnis as the staging ground.
  • As per Marsak's instructions, you speak with Sjeros, who is to act as your escort to Zadnor.
  • Thanks to the Ironworks' ingenuity and contributions from the Dalmascan resistance, Cid was able to erect a barrier to protect Camp Vrdelnis from aerial assaults. Bajsaljen has a mind to push the front line forward, however, and any outposts established hereafter will also require similar protection. Thankfully, the Ironworks already has a plan of action, which Lilja is eager to explain.
  • The Resistance seeks to secure new outposts closer to the imperials' base of operations, but to do so will require further barriers and a sufficient source of energy to power them. To that end, Cid and Lilja ask you to place devices in the field to redirect the flow of aether towards the proposed outposts.
  • Using the Ironworks' latest creation, the Resistance should be able to obtain all the power they need to maintain a barrier surrounding each outpost, assuming, of course, the devices actually work. You steel yourself for yet another foray into the battlefield, that you may carve the first foothold in enemy territory.

Blade Surname. We have at last determined the whereabouts of the IVth Legion's remaining installation here in Bozja. Our scouts reported sightings of their forces rallying at Zadnor to the north, which seems to indicate that Castrum Lacus Litore has been abandoned.


We deployed our vanguard to advance on the enemy stronghold, but the way is barred by a fleet of warships.


Now that Queen Gunnhildr no longer poses a threat, Bajsaljen intends to deploy the troops previously held in reserve. We will be joining them in Zadnor shortly.


Our first port of call is Camp Vrdelnis. When you are ready, Sjeros will escort you there.
Quest Accepted
I've been expecting you, Blade Surname. If your preparations are complete, let us depart for Camp Vrdelnis.
System
You now have access to Zadnor. Like the Bozjan southern front, Zadnor can be explored in parties of up to eight players, or solo.

To embark on your journey to Zadnor, speak with Sjeros at Gangos.


Please be advised that all excursions to Zadnor are item level synced. Gear exceeding an item level of <Value>IntegerParameter(1)</Value> will be adjusted.
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As you can see, the barrier only extends to the boundaries of this encampment, but it should keep us safe for the time being. Words can ill express my gratitude to Cid for all he has done for us.

I can't take all the credit. This wouldn't have been possible without the equipment supplied to us by the Dalmascan resistance.


What's more, the idea to use the land's residual energy came from Lilja, one of my newest engineers. So you see, it was a collaborative effort.


But as you said, the barrier can only cover so much ground. If the Dalriada decides to do more than loom ominously in the distance, our troops on the front line won't stand a chance.
If only it were a matter of combating their fleet with one of our own. As things stand, the Eastern alliance is in no position to lend us any of their ships, and the Bozjans have next to none in the first place.

We may not have a fleet, but we do have an abundance of residual aether at our disposal.


If only there was someone who could help us. Perhaps a world-class engineer and master of innovation or some such... <cough> <cough>

And pray tell, where might we find one of those?


Yes, yes, point taken. After all, I can't have newcomers like you stealing my thunder. I'll see if I can turn that idea of yours into a workable solution.
We would be lost without the aid of Garlond Ironworks and the Eastern alliance. Their goodwill must be repaid with naught less than victory.
Now that you're here, we've a favor to ask of you. I volunteered to do it myself, but a certain someone insisted I stay put.

Your enthusiasm is appreciated, but I'd rather go myself than put any of my workers in harm's way. Besides, this is no job for an engineer. Long story short─the Resistance means to advance on the enemy's position, and to do that, they'll need protection.


We aim to erect additional barriers at each outpost they establish along the route to the IVth Legion's base of operations. The trouble is, the residual aether alone may not be enough, so we plan to divert the currents further afield.
Although the theory is sound enough, we haven't had a chance to put it into practice.
This is where we were hoping you might be able to help. We need you to take this prototype device and activate it at a specific location.
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What will you say?
And that location would be in the middle of the battlefield, correct?
Another day in the life of Eorzea's errand boy.
Why, however did you guess? As before, you only need set the device in place and we can handle the rest.
I know you're only joking, but please don't say such things. I couldn't bear the thought of someone thinking you actually meant that.
While the technology involved differs somewhat, in terms of what you actually have to do, it is more or less the same as the task you performed on the southern front.

Think of it as redirecting the streams of aether with a dam.


And to that purpose, allow me to introduce our newly patented defluxion aether manipulator, or “D.A.M.” for short!
Yes, well, questionable naming aside, I can vouch for its workmanship. All that remains is to put it through its paces.

Though I am loath to ask you to bear this burden, our greatest chance of success lies with you.


While you make your preparations, we shall attempt to locate a suitable current.
As for me, I'd best get back to the workshop. I'll see if there's aught that can be done about the Dalriada.
If you have finished your discussion, might I suggest also speaking with our secretariat? He has a wealth of information concerning Zadnor, which I am sure will serve you well.

Once you set foot beyond the Ironworks' barrier, you will face not only imperial troops, but aerial assaults.


Until we find a way to contend with their warships, I beg of you─be careful.
Quest Completed
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New entries have been added to the Field Record under Collection in the Duty section of the main menu.
The next quest can be accepted by speaking with Mikoto after reaching Resistance rank <Value>IntegerParameter(1)</Value> or higher.
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