A Wild Rose by Any Other Name
We Scions have but one objective: to safeguard the future of Eorzea. Among our gravest concerns are the godlike beings known as the primals. Long have we striven to find a lasting solution to the threat they pose.
I know not what it is you desire for yourself, nor what it was that first brought you to Eorzea, but I firmly believe that the power we possess was given to us for a purpose. Pray consider this when you give me your answer, Forename.
|I will go whither the wild rose blooms.||Yours is no small endeavour...||The dangers are great...|
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Wonderful! I knew you wouldn't let us down!
But come, I will introduce you to your friends in the order.
Tell me, does the name Sharlayan ring any bells?
It used to be one of Eorzea's six city-states, and it was situated in the northwest of Aldenard.
The Sharlayans were the keepers of wisdom both old and new. Their mastery over magic and aether was unsurpassed, and even the Garleans knew to fear them.
Among their number, there were a noble few who devoted their lives to safeguarding the future of Eorzea.
Those same brave souls stand before you now.
The masked woman is Yda, and beside her is Papalymo. The two are charged with surveying the Twelveswood.
I had every confidence that you would agree to help us.
Me too! Okay, my turn to introduce someone! That there is Thancred!
He is our man here in Ul'dah, jewel of the desert.
I have been expecting you.
Last but not least is Urianger, who presides over all affairs within these halls. Pray seek him out whenever you have questions.
Dawn may banish even the darkest night...
...The words of a dear friend. I am glad of our meeting.
Pleased to make your acquaintance!
In time, I hope you will come to think of us as family.
But without further ado...
I would assign you your first task.
Urianger. Have the documents arrived from the Students of Baldesion?
Aye, my lady, they arrived but recently.
It would be my pleasure.
Some days ago, a crystal caravan registered to Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern was waylaid and divested of its cargo.
But there is more. Within a bell of the robbery, several people were reported missing from the shantytown outside the city.
Ever at your service, dear fellow!
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Ready to begin, are we? That's the spirit!
So then, your mission is to investigate a crystal robbery and a spate of abductions.
...Crimes which we believe to be connected. Assuming we are correct, it is like that any discoveries we make in relation to one will further our understanding of the other.
Now, since the attack on their caravan, our friends at Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern have doubled security over all their shipments.
In light of this, it is my judgment that the abductions should be our priority.
According to our preliminary findings, the majority of the missing were last seen in the vicinity of Camp Drybone, so that would seem a fine place to begin.
A fellow by the name of Isembard serves as the camp's de facto leader. Pay him a visit, and see that he gives us his full cooperation.
Aye, I'm Isembard. Here to search for the missing folk, I take it?
Minfilia sent word that an adventurer fitting your description would be along.
She also warned us to be wary of the Amalj'aa. It seems we know who the culprits are, at the very least.
Now, I bear no official title at this camp, but the people here have come to look to me for leadership. You have my word that I'll do all I can to help see the victims safely returned.