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A Poisoned Gift

Featurequest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 75   A Poisoned Gift

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Lalah Jinjahl: Idyllshire - Freewalks Roundspot (x:6.1, y:5.8)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Idyllshire

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071341.png73Sands of DespairFeaturequest1 Icon.png Sands of Despair (Level 73)

Sage Icon 3.png Sage (Level 75)

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Lalah Jinjahl wishes to review the situation as it stands.
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071341.png78Pledge of HopeFeaturequest1 Icon.png Pledge of Hope (Level 78)

  • Lalah Jinjahl wishes to review the situation as it stands.
  • Though Lalah had assumed that Loifa and his companions were criminals, she is increasingly of the belief that they may instead be victims seeking revenge. Her suspicions are also supported by the fact that, in response to her reports, authorities in Sharlayan reopened their investigation into the rumors of a mad healer who conducted heinous procedures...and confirmed that there was truth to them after all. Moreover, a sage named Guildivain─the man who took Mahaud and Ancel into his care─disappeared from Sharlayan shortly before the fugitives first appeared. On the assumption that Guildivain and the villainous healer are one and the same, and that he has since assumed the guise of Faldrinet, Lalah decides to confront the man. Thus do you set forth for Aleport to seek out the merchant he frequents.
  • You scarcely set foot in Aleport before a Yellowjacket rushes through the gates, calling for a healer. People have been attacked just outside the walls and are in need of aid, and you and Lalah hasten to the scene.
  • You arrive to find Loifa and the merchant lying in the dirt, the latter having breathed his last. Though Loifa may still be saved, Lalah hesitates─for it was her mother who died at the hands of his accomplice. At your words, however, she recognizes that there can be no justice without knowing the whole truth, and bids you render aid to the ailing Viera.
  • You successfully heal Loifa, who confirms that Guildivain and Faldrinet are indeed one and the same. As he did with Mahaud and Ancel, the man lured Loifa away with the promise of a cure for his illness, only to use him as a subject in his twisted experiments. When his crimes were about to be exposed, he fled to Eorzea and continued masquerading as a kind-hearted healer. The three companions had been pursuing him, but found themselves thwarted by you and Lalah at every turn. And now, the villain has spirited Mahaud and Ancel away again. Wishing to save his friends but knowing he cannot do so alone, Loifa tearfully beseeches your help.
  • Loifa is eager to find and free his friends, but with Guildivain's power being unknowable, Lalah counsels caution. For now, it is decided that you will return to Idyllshire to lay plans.
  • Having relayed the latest tidings from command, Lalah reveals that the soul crystal in Loifa's possession once belonged to her mother. In her dying moments, she entrusted the crystal to Loifa, and Lalah expresses her hope that he will carry on her legacy, and fight for the future of all lives. As Loifa ponders the purpose of the power he has been given, you continue working to improve your mastery over your own.
※The next sage quest will be available from Lalah Jinjahl upon reaching level 78.

Forename, pray forgive me my earlier bewilderment. If you do not mind, I would review the situation as it stands.

We have been laboring under the assumption that Loifa and his companions had come to Eorzea to further enhance themselves in their pursuit of forbidden power.

To that end did they seek to procure muscmaloi, which they would use in conjunction with the stolen soul crystal.

But it wasn't the muscmaloi that they wanted. No, what they wanted was the man who wanted it─Master Faldrinet.

Using the herb as a lead, they went to the arboretum in anticipation of their quarry's arrival. And failing to find him there, they made their way to Lost Hope.

...Such is my theory, at any rate. What do you make of all this?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
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What will you say?

Loifa and his companions aren't criminals. They're victims.

Loifa's a madman─and a fool besides!

So you think so too...

That bothered you too!? I must confess, I saw a flash of red in that instant...but that is neither here nor there.

There is something else, Forename. The rumors I mentioned, of a Sharlayan healer who conducted heinous procedures on live subjects... After sharing recent developments with command, they reopened the investigation...and have, to our considerable shock and surprise, confirmed that there appears to be some truth to them after all.

The villain went to great lengths to conceal his operation, and thus did he manage to elude the authorities for years. The man's identity is yet to be conclusively ascertained, but we have a suspect: a sage who disappeared from Sharlayan shortly before our fugitives first appeared. A sage by the name of Guildivain.

Yes. The same Guildivain who took Mahaud and Ancel into his care, I expect.

If they were victims of his experiments, then they would have every reason to follow him to the ends of the world...

While much of this is conjecture, it goes far towards explaining that which we know.

So let us proceed on this assumption, and have the truth from the man at the heart of recent incidents: Faldrinet.

Now, according to the apothecary, 'twas a merchant in Aleport who introduced them. If we find this merchant, we may also find Faldrinet. To Vylbrand!
Quest Accepted
So this is Aleport, one of Vylbrand's foremost trading hubs! Ahhh, how I should like to take in the sights, but that must wait. We have work to do.
We must try to find this merchant before Faldrinet does. As I recall, the man deals in Thavnairian wares. Let us begin by─

Healer! Send for a healer!

You're a healer? Good! We've got us some badly hurt folk just outside. Attacked, by the looks of it. Can you go and tend to them?

Might be as whoever did this is still near, so watch yourselves. I'm goin' to raise the alarm.
What in the world happened?

We're too late to help the merchant.

But Loifa... You can still save him...

Yet our earlier speculation was simply that─speculation. We do not know for certain what he and his companions seek to accomplish.

What we do know, however, is that they took a life in Sharlayan. They are murderers.

I know it is not my place to pass judgment, but...

They took her from me. My mother...

Hah, he was right. I am a fool. I thought I was strong enough to keep my feelings out of it...
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
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What will you say?

Loifa protected me. I owe him.

Loifa can't tell us anything if he's dead.

...Yes, I remember. And I understand that the man who took my mother's life was not in his right mind.

...Yes, yes. We cannot have justice without the truth. For my mother and all others who have suffered not least of all.

Forgive me my indecision, Forename. Please, render Loifa your aid.
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Save his life. You must.

If Guildivain went to the trouble of taking Mahaud and Ancel, it can only mean one thing: he means to experiment on them again.

We can't let that happen. We have to find and save them!

Wait. Even if we manage to ascertain Guildivain's whereabouts, the fact remains that the three of you together couldn't overpower him.

We cannot expect to fare much better. In all likelihood, he himself is also enhanced.

If we are to confront him, we must have a foolproof plan. Do you not agree, Forename?
Grrr... Very well.
For now, I ask that you return to Idyllshire. I will join you there after briefing the Yellowjackets on the situation.
I should've listened. Should've been willing to question what I was told. And now, because I wasn't...

Tidings from command, Forename. They have confirmed that Guildivain used muscmaloi in his procedure. Despite his attempts to destroy all evidence of his crimes, traces of the herb were found in his laboratory.

Furthermore, no record exists of a healer named Faldrinet. If ever there was any doubt it was a false identity, there is none now.
In hindsight, we should have tried to explain everything to you...but we didn't know who to trust.

Even if you had attempted to convince me, I doubt I would have listened. I saw what I wanted to see; believed what I needed to believe. Even with the mounting evidence, I wavered over whether we should save you.

My mother would have been ashamed to see what I'd become. I took up the shield because I wanted to protect all life, just as she did to her dying breath...
Your mother was a warrior like you?
She was a healer. The soul crystal you took... It was hers.

Then...then the woman that day...was your mother!?

...Guildivain had already fled Sharlayan. We were attempting to escape when one of our comrades collapsed in pain.

Someone chanced to see us─another sage at Physis Technon. Suspicious though we must have looked, she rushed to our aid without hesitation. But our companion, he flew into a frenzy, and...we couldn't stop him...

I tried to save her, the gods know I did, but... With the last of her strength, she pressed the crystal into my hand... Forgive me...

...There is naught to forgive. She did what she had always done─what she believed was right. If she had any regrets, it would doubtless be that she couldn't help you sooner.

As for the crystal, she clearly wished for you to have it. She must have seen something in you, in that moment... 'Tis my hope that you will carry on her legacy, and fight for the future of all lives.
The future of all lives...
I shall dedicate my efforts to locating Guildivain. Until I do, please continue practicing your skills, the better to be prepared for when we face him.
Quest Completed
Please be safe...
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