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A World with Light and Life

Mainquest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 90   A World with Light and Life
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Y'shtola: Meghaduta Guest Chambers (x:3.5, y:3.5)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Radz-at-Han → Meghaduta → Meghaduta Attendant

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png90Return from the VoidMainquest1 Icon.png Return from the Void (Level 90)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 90)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

1,389
Gil
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Never one to remain idle, Y'shtola would tend to an errand.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Mehryde.
  • Speak with the Meghaduta attendant.
  • Speak with Zero and have her accompany you.
  • Speak with Mihleel while Varshahn and Zero are accompanying you.
  • Head to Balshahn Bazaar while accompanied by Varshahn and Zero, and speak with Zero at the designated location.
  • Speak with Isu while Varshahn and Zero are accompanying you.
  • Head to Windweft while accompanied by Varshahn and Zero, and speak with Zero at the designated location.
  • Speak with Zero.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png90Buried MemoryMainquest1 Icon.png Buried Memory (Level 90)

  • Never one to remain idle, Y'shtola would tend to an errand.

Ah, Master Surname. If you would follow me, I will show you to the guest chambers.
System
Proceed to the Meghaduta guest chambers?
System
Zero's breathing appears to be less strained than it was in the Thirteenth.
She seems to be faring better here. Praise be to the Sisters...
My chamber is much the same as this one. Too opulent for my taste, but at least it has space to train.

If I may excuse myself, I wish to pay a visit to the High Crucible.


While the scales functioned admirably, it would be prudent to have them inspected for signs of degradation.
By all means. I shall do the same for this vessel.
Then I'll go and meet with the soldiers. Share with them what I learned fighting voidsent in the Thirteenth.
What of you, my friend? Have you any immediate plans?
What will you say?
Nothing in particular. I'm just worried about Zero.
I might go and tend to my island.
In that case, might I trouble you with a small task?
Truly? Had I known you had such interests, I might have entrusted you with the development of our nearby isles to attract visitors.
At any rate, should you be in no hurry, might I trouble you with a small task first?
I wish to have food ready for Zero when she awakens, you see. Would you be willing to go to Mehryde's Meyhane and ask for suitable refreshments?

Excellent. In the meantime, Nidhana shall watch over Zero. She is already en route.


Let us each then tend to our respective businesses and reconvene anon.
Quest Accepted

Welcome to Mehryde's Meyhane! Please make yourself comfortable.


What? A guest of the satrap has collapsed from hunger?


Of course I would be happy to help. You need only tell me what you desire.
What will you say?
Your most expensive dish, just for good measure. Something light and refreshing. Like fruit perhaps. A rich and hearty meal with plenty of meat. A modest quantity of a living mortal's aether should suffice.

While that can certainly be arranged, I fear it would be too rich for someone coming out of a long slumber.


I would recommend something gentler on the stomach, like these apples here. They're sweet, juicy, and nutritious!
Ah yes, that would be perfect for someone coming out of a long slumber. Please take these apples with you, then. They've just come in, and I can guarantee their freshness.

While that might be perfect for an adventurer preparing to raid a treasure vault, I fear it would be too much for someone coming out of a long slumber.


I would recommend something gentler on the stomach, like these apples here. They've just come in, and I can guarantee their freshness.
Er, I'm afraid we don't serve that particular...delicacy...
If I may, I would recommend something gentle on the stomach, like these apples here. They've just come in, and I can guarantee their freshness.
Afterwards, once your guest feels better, she's welcome to sample whatever else we can provide. Just let me know!

Oh, this is a while ago now, but Professor Jalheen and Azahma were overjoyed to learn of your safe return from the treasure vault. And so they celebrated, and got just about every other patron involved.


Not in recent memory has the meyhane been so lively. It was all Mihleel and I could do to keep things orderly, but we too shared in their joy.

Ah, welcome back. Lest you worry, Mistress Nidhana has been taking good care of our guest.


Will you be joining them now?
System
Proceed to the Meghaduta guest chambers?
Player7 Icon.png Voiced cutscene start.
Light...?

Is this...an inn? What happened? How did I get here?


There's no time. I must rejoin the battle. I must...
You're awake! Wonderful!
What is this!? Some sort of fiend!?
A fiend!? Where is it!? Where!?

Ack, but this is no time for jokes...


You're in the Source, my dear─the world next door, so to speak. The others brought you here after you collapsed.


I'll fetch them at once. Wait just a moment!
I took the liberty of arranging refreshments. I hope you find them as flavorful as they are invigorating.
This isn't what you promised. But I suppose aether is aether...
Wait, wait, wait! Don't tell me you don't know how to eat?
I took what I needed from it. What's the problem?
Where's the enjoyment in that? You're supposed to bite, to chew, to savor, and then swallow!
That's the way! So...did it taste good?
I...don't know.
The long years without eating may have dulled your sense of taste.
Well, we voidsent have no need for such when consuming others.

There are some who speak of “taste” when describing the quality and affinity of their prey's aether...


But I loathe the act. Taking aether in small amounts like this is one thing, but diluting my essence─diminishing myself? I'd sooner die.


And I have died. Countless times.
You have? Um...but what happens when you do?
Not much. After a while, you return, together with all your expended life force.
The important thing is to die where others won't devour you.
Amazing! My peers who study immortality and resurrection would be most interested in this phenomenon!
The question of taste aside, I am glad that you are able to partake of food like us. I daresay it agrees with your personal preferences.
That's true. You can keep giving me the same on a regular basis.
Very well. As my guest, I shall see that you do not want for comfort.

And one other thing...


We brought you to our world without your consent, and for that I apologize. If you wish it, we will return you to yours once you have regained your strength.
...It's fine. I have no reason to go back.
...Except for yours, perhaps. You intend to cross over again, I take it?
I do. I have yet to find my sister.
I want nothing more than to rush to her aid─to find this Golbez and free her from his clutches, if he still holds her captive.
Though if our recent experience has taught us anything, 'tis that the Thirteenth is more dangerous than we ever imagined. Caution must be our watchword.
Better late than never. In the short time you spent in our world, you left a trail of chaos in your wake.
You managed to return in one piece this time, but don't assume you'll be so lucky the next.
Rest assured we will make no assumptions and spare no preparation.

Speaking of which, while we rest and ready ourselves, I ask that you tell me more about your home.


In return, I will tell you about ours. I will show you my domain, Radz-at-Han.
Again a stranger in this strange land...
I have a condition. You must come too.
You have my thanks.
Player7 Icon.png Voiced cutscene end.
While at the High Crucible, I spoke with the alchemists about Zero. If you require any assistance, don't hesitate to let them know.
The Thirteenth was far colder than Thavnair. Let's hope Zero doesn't collapse again from the heat...
Should walking prove too taxing, there is always the Aethernet. She shouldn't have trouble making use of it.
'Twas my pleasure to show you the city when first you arrived. I shall enjoy doing the same for Zero.
This world is brimming with aether... I feel invigorated just standing here in the breeze.
Glad am I to hear that. So─is there any place in particular you wish to see?

Hmmm...


Perhaps where that food came from─apple, was it? While I don't expect I'll collapse again, it would be good to know where I can procure more if necessary.
Mehryde's Meyhane it is, then. I shall introduce you to the head waitress, Mihleel.
System
Varshahn and Zero are now accompanying you. Keep them at your side in order to proceed with quest objectives.

You can leave your quest companions behind by entering a different area, or by speaking with them and selecting the option to part ways.


If you wish to have your companions join you again, return and speak with them at the original location.
Do you recall the time we traveled together to the outpost? Should our tour take us outside the city, we must make use of hamsa again.
While bound to Zenos, I never saw vibrant cities like this. Only ruined places, not so different from the void.
You have urgent business? Very well, we shall await you back at Meghaduta.
Do as you will, but the condition was that you accompany me. I will return to the palace.
If you have concluded your business, then let us resume our tour.
You're here. Good. We can set out again.
We could attempt to introduce Zero to Mehryde herself, but Mihleel is more likely to be available.
This is the place? The air is different here, and I speak not of the heat.
There's a texture to it─a fullness─unlike that of elsewhere.
You smell the cooking, I believe. Hannish cuisine is quite fragrant─and delicious, I hope you will agree.
Welcome to Mehryde's Meyhane! Are you by yourself
this evening
?
System

You must be accompanied by Varshahn and Zero, and have them at your side in order to proceed with quest objectives.


Your companions have yet to arrive. Be sure they are at your side before attempting to continue.
Welcome to Mehryde's Meyhane!
Greetings, Mihleel, and may I introduce you to Zero. She is an esteemed guest, and I ask that you see to her meals during her stay.
Ah, yes, Mehryde has told me all! Please come to us whenever you're hungry. We'll look after you.

'Twas here that Forename obtained the apple.


While the palace cooks can prepare whatever you desire, 'tis certainly a quick and convenient food.

I'll remember it.


...Who are the ones there, moving their bodies about? Is it for some ritual related to eating?

The dancers? They move their bodies to bring pleasure to those who are watching.


'Tis a form of entertainment. Part of our culture.
How needlessly complicated. We voidsent prefer simpler pleasures.
That may be the way of it now, but your world, too, must have had such “complicated” diversions once.
...I don't remember.
Well, let us move on. I propose we visit Balshahn Bazaar, where goods the world over may be found.
Be it food, drinks, or dancers, we provide only the finest for your enjoyment!
I'm pleased to see that His Excellency's guest is back on her feet. She is always welcome here, as are you.
What are all these things for? What do you do here?

This is a marketplace─where people buy and sell goods. Since its earliest days, Radz-at-Han has served as a trading hub, and here you'll find not only local products, but wares from distant lands.


I should mention that the vendors generally only accept payment in coin or tomestones. If there is aught you desire, I shall take care of it.

So that's what tomestones are for... Voidsent returned with them on occasion, but I never knew their purpose.


They struck me as useless trinkets, and I couldn't understand your obsession with them.
On that subject, there appeared to be no shops in the Thirteenth. Do you never make bargains in which possessions are exchanged?
We do, but rarely. We strike bargains when we want something done. If we desire an object, we kill whoever has it.

I see, I see. Your bargains may be likened to employment, I believe. I shall bear this in mind.


With that, let us continue on. I propose we head to the High Crucible of Al-Kimiya.
We were told the satrap has a special guest. Is she not with you?
System

You must be accompanied by Varshahn and Zero, and have them at your side in order to proceed with quest objectives.


Your companions have yet to arrive. Be sure they are at your side before attempting to continue.
Why, Master Vrtra! How may we serve you this
evening
? If you're here for your vessel, I'm afraid we're still tending to it...

No, no, there is no rush. Pray take as much time as you require, and know that I have complete faith in your work.


The High Crucible is home to the finest alchemists. They are the ones who created my bodies, and can provide you with healing as well.


Hmmm... Now that I think on it, you weren't at all surprised when I changed forms. Were you aware of my nature from the start─that I was a soul occupying a vessel not my own?
It's hardly uncommon in our world. When given the chance, many shed their bodies to claim stronger ones.

Oh, you must be the rumored guest! We've been most eager to meet you!


If you have a moment, would you care to stay for some tea? The Sisters know we'd love to hear your tales!
No. I've had enough food for now, and can always obtain more without the need for inane chatter.
Now, now, no need to decline outright. I daresay you are tired, so let us save it for another time and return to Meghaduta. If aught catches your eye en route, do not hesitate to say so.
Artificial voidsent are a concept we understand well, but partial voidsent─now that is something that upends our established theories! I do hope we have the chance to speak with her at length. And perform a few tests, perhaps...
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...Some sort of fruit? Pitiful things, though. I imagine you'd need to eat a lot to derive any satisfaction.

These are mulberry trees. While the fruits are indeed edible, more important are the leaves, which we feed to silkworms. Without the creatures, we wouldn't have the silk to make our famous Thavnairian weave.


Furthermore, the bark of the tree also possesses medicinal properties. You would be hard-pressed to find a more useful plant.
Is that so... Aside from food, I wouldn't have considered any other purpose for it.
<gasp> Master Vrtra! And Forename too!
If it isn't young Mehrahd. And that must be your sister, Yahsra. Is all well at the orphanage?
Yes, Your Excellency. The other children are very nice, and we all look out for one another.
Oh, oh! Just the other day, Estinien came to see us! Everyone was really excited!

Truly? Estinien paid you a visit?


...That is well.
Is she a new friend?
Friend... You know what that is?
What!? You mean you don't!?
She is a visitor from a faraway land, you see, and is still unfamiliar with our language.
Then we'll teach you! A friend is someone you like to play with!

Play with...


Zenos seemed to be enjoying himself when he fought you. Is that the same thing?
What will you say?
More or less. Absolutely not.
I see. But...is having someone to play with so fulfilling? I still do not understand why.
Then I'm no closer to understanding it.

Why he traversed the great expanse─why he risked life and limb...for you...


...But I waste energy dwelling on such things. I am not Zenos. I stand to gain nothing by knowing his heart.
I'm sorry I couldn't explain it well...
There's no need to apologize. The fault is not yours, but mine for failing to make sense of your words.
Well, we had better get back to our errand.
Good-bye! It was nice meeting you!
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What is a friend? 'Tis a seemingly simple question, but the answer is anything but. Only a child, innocent and pure, could reply with nary a moment's hesitation.

Through Zenos, I thought I understood the ways of your world.


But the more I learn of it, the more I realize how little I actually know. It's all so strange─your behavior and your reasons. I find myself baffled at every turn.


...But the feeling is not unwelcome. I'm...learning, bit by bit. It was the right decision to join you.
Quest Completed
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