Aggressive Expansion

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 90   Aggressive Expansion

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Mehdjina: Old Sharlayan (Zone) - Archons' Design - The Agora (x:11.9, y:9.9)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Old Sharlayan (Zone) → Old Sharlayan Aetheryte Plaza

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071341.png80Forever at Your SideFeaturequest1 Icon.png Forever at Your Side (Level 80)
071221.png90Small Business, Big DreamsSidequest1 Icon.png Small Business, Big Dreams (Level 90)

Spacer2.png Any Class (Level 90)

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Edit Aggressive Expansion's Miscellaneous Reward
Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Mehdjina would like you to make a special delivery.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Gaius in Terncliff.
  • Speak with the Ironworks technician.
  • Speak with Gaius.
  • Speak with Gaius in Terncliff.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071221.png90Forever in Our HeartsSidequest1 Icon.png Forever in Our Hearts (Level 90)

  • Mehdjina would like you to make a special delivery.
  • Tataru Taru's Boutique has its sights set on securing a contract with the interim government of Werlyt, and given your role in the nation's liberation, Mehdjina believes you are the perfect person for the job. Curious yourself as to the present state of affairs in the region, you agree to meet with Gaius in Terncliff and present him with a set of the boutique's finest samples.
※You may travel to Terncliff by speaking with the Resistance escort in Porta Praetoria.
  • You are barely able to introduce the samples to Gaius before he informs you of a more pressing matter─the G-Savior Mark II has been stolen, and by none other than Valens van Varro returned from the dead, according to Avilina. You agree to lend your aid in retrieving the vessel and apprehending the villain.
  • Boarding the G-Savior, you steel yourself for the imminent operation, your thoughts briefly returning to the last time you soared these skies to thwart the Diamond Weapon...
  • No sooner is the operation underway than a conundrum presents itself: to safely apprehend the G-Savior Mark II, you must either risk destroying the vessel from afar, making it impossible to identify the culprit, or draw near and lose the element of surprise. It is at this most timely of times that Nero tol Scaeva, engineer extraordinaire and former tribunus of the XIVth Legion, interrupts your transmission to present a solution to the problem─the aptly named Anti-G missiles. After launching a barrage of the projectiles, you send the Mark II crashing to the most unlikely of locations─the very spot where Valens was thought to have met his end at the crushing hand of the Diamond Weapon. A belief you quickly discover to be true, as it is revealed that the man bearing Valens's likeness is none other than a former pilus of the now defunct VIIth Legion─a zealot named Procopius, who altered his face to act as the deceased legatus's double. Incapacitating the man to be rid of his wild ravings, Gaius declares the mission complete, and bids you return to Terncliff.
  • Expressing his gratitude to you for aiding in the impromptu operation, Gaius would now hear the boutique's proposal in full.

Edit Aggressive Expansion's Dialogue
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Forename! I've been meaning to speak with you─Mistress Tataru mentioned the most astonishing thing to me earlier. Is it true that you aided in the liberation of Werlyt?

I see... So you fought the Weapons of the VIIth Legion alongside none other than the Black Wolf himself...

Well then, that makes you the perfect candidate for our next job! You see, we're planning to send our latest samples of military equipment to Werlyt's interim government. Since Gaius Baelsar oversees such matters, who better than his brother-in-arms to pitch our wares?

Word has it that the Werlyt forces are in the process of choosing a supplier to outfit their troops, so we're keen to throw our hat into the ring. So, would you be willing to assist us?
What will you say?
I'd be happy to. It would be a good opportunity to speak with Gaius.

Wonderful, I can't thank you enough! If my sources are correct, you should be able to find Gaius in Terncliff.

Should you chance upon any potential adornments for Mistress Tataru's necklace, please do bring them back with you!
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Quest Accepted
You may travel to Terncliff by speaking with the Resistance escort in Porta Praetoria, located in the Lochs region of Gyr Abania.
I was not expecting you, Forename. Are you perchance aware of the ongoing situation?
What will you say?
Er... What situation? Actually, I come bearing a delivery from Tataru Taru's Boutique...
I see. Then you are here on some other business, yes?

Samples of military equipment? You have my thanks, but there is a more urgent matter that requires my attention.

I received a report that the G-Savior Mark II has been stolen from the hangar here in Terncliff.

In fact, I am here to speak with an eyewitness. If you are willing, I would like you to join me. Your insight may prove useful.
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Thank you for coming at such short notice, and with Forename no less.

Aye. As luck would have it, he decided to pay us a visit on other business. Owing to our present crisis, however, I had him accompany me here.

Tell me, is it true that Mark II was stolen?
I'm afraid so... While I was performing maintenance on the Mark I, I caught sight of a man approaching the Mark II and looking very suspicious.
Our culprit, in other words.
I called out to him, demanding he state his business here... But when he turned around, my heart nearly jumped out of my chest. The man who stared back at me was Valens van Varro─I am sure of it.
(- Gaius -)


He breathed his last before my very eyes. Unless the dead walk among us, that simply cannot be.
I only know what I saw... Though he wore a visor, the likeness was unmistakable. Even his magenta armor was identical.

Pray forgive the interruption, I bring urgent news!

These former captives of the VIIth Legion insisted they speak with you.
P-Please forgive us! F-Father, our father, he...
Calm yourself, lad. You are safe now─I promise. Now, tell us what happened.
Father... Valens came back, and told us to show him where the warmachina are.
We know how to get in here, so we sometimes come for a peek at the big machines...
And after telling Valens how to sneak inside, he made off with the G-Savior Mark II...

Given what you boys have been through, I know how difficult it must have been to confess what happened. Your bravery is commendable.

Now, you had best return to the orphanage. Fear not, we will deal with this so-called “Valens.”

Though I highly doubt he has returned from the dead, if that warmachina has fallen into the wrong hands, the consequences could be catastrophic. We must give chase, and swiftly. Will you lend us your aid?

You have my gratitude. We will set out to reclaim the G-Savior Mark II as soon as you are ready. Pray inform the Ironworks staff when you have seen to your preparations.
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Even now, I still cannot believe my own eyes. Valens...alive. The very thought of it makes my blood run cold.
That the Mark II was seized so easily bespeaks a need to tighten our security. For now, however, we must focus on the task at hand.

If you're to stand a chance against the G-Savior Mark II, you'll need to fight fire with fire.

Luckily for you, we've already fueled the Mark I, which is ready for dispatch at your command.
Board the G-Savior?
Yes No

The G-Savior Mark I's automated piloting systems currently have us cruising towards Garlemald.

If the perpetrator truly is Valens, I am all but certain he is making another attempt to seize the imperial throne.

After all, that is precisely what he hoped to achieve with the Diamond Weapon after the death of Emperor Varis.

But he did not succeed then, nor will he succeed now. I want you to pilot the G-Warrior to make sure of it.

While I am entirely capable of taking the helm myself, I must concede that your skill outshines my own. Instead, I will provide support from the rear cockpit inside the containment apparatus.

Valens may have a head start, but I am confident we will overtake him once we have the engines at maximum output. Then, the rest is up to you, Forename.
Upon entering the cockpit, several cutscenes will play in sequence.

It is recommended that you set aside sufficient time to view these scenes in their entirety.

Enter the cockpit?
Player7 Icon.png Cutscene start.
(- Gaius -)
Heat signature detected three thousand yalms to the fore.

The readings are unmistakable─it can only be the Mark II.

Ideally, we would shoot him down before he can detect us, but doing so would destroy the vessel and him with it, making it impossible to identify the culprit.

Our only choice is to draw near and neutralize the vessel's propulsion systems, even if it means alerting him to our presence.
(- ??? -)
I beg to differ.
(- Gaius -)
Someone has wormed their way into our frequency... But this couldn't be!
Oh, but it is! My, how long has it been, Lord Baelsar?
(- Gaius -)
As I suspected...Nero tol Scaeva. So the rumors were true. You survived the battle at Castrum Meridianum, and now work as an engineer under Cid.
Work under him? Clearly, you are misinformed.
I am merely using my unequaled talents to save the poor fool from his own ineptitude. And now, I am here to do the same for you.
(- Gaius -)
Do enlighten us as to how.
'Tis simple, really. I've crafted an armament that will immobilize Garlond's wretchedly designed vessel, and I've even given it the appropriate name: I call it the Anti-G.

Expecting this day would inevitably come, I took the liberty of loading it into the Mark I's weapons bay in advance. You're welcome.

Now, adventurer. Listen, and listen well.

What I'm about to tell you will be the key to sinking that scarlet vessel. And while I find the idea of its destruction unbearable, 'tis nevertheless the perfect opportunity to prove who is the superior engineer, Garlond or myself. Do put on a good show!
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In the following sequence, you will pilot the G-Warrior. Time your inputs with the on-screen prompts.

When a blue prompt appears (left), time your input as the diamonds overlap.

When a yellow prompt appears (right), make several rapid inputs until the prompt disappears.
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When I activate the homing interface, you are to lock onto the vessel immediately and fire a barrage of Anti-G missiles.

The moment our quarry is aware of our presence, he will undoubtedly take evasive maneuvers. The Anti-G is a flawless achievement born of scientific genius, but that is of no matter if it misses its target. Understood?

Homing interface activated. Commence bombardment!

...I said give me a show, not a bloody disaster! If not for sheer luck, we'd have a very different situation on our hands right now.

Why, I daresay you're a natural!

With the apparatus's propulsion engines neutralized, our quarry is defenseless. What are you waiting for? Capture him!
(- Gaius -)
No, he's not finished yet.
So the cornered brute still had some fight left in him. I trust you can show him the folly of his perseverance?
What will you say?
He's not going anywhere! I can stop him... It'll all work out somehow!
(- Gaius -)
Excellent work. Quickly, we must go after him.
What cruel irony that the vessel should crash here of all places...
Surrender. There is no escape.
I-It's you... Gaius!
And who are you?
Wh-What do you mean? I'm Valens, the man destined to inherit the imperial throne!
Very well. We will do this the hard way.
What will you say?
It's him! It's Valens! ...This man is not Valens.
The resemblance is uncanny indeed.
But I will not soon forget how Valens's face froze with fear in his final moments...nor how the light in his green eyes extinguished alongside the flame of his life.
Aye, I will not soon forget how Valens's face froze with fear in his final the light in his green eyes extinguished alongside the flame of his life.
Yet the resemblance is uncanny all the same.
I will not ask again: who are you?
Answer sincerely, or atone for your sins with your life.
M-My name is Procopius! I served as a pilus of the VIIth Legion under Lord Valens's command!
When I reviewed the VIIth Legion's records, I saw no mention of there being another of his kin within its ranks. Your face... Surely not...
Th-That's right! And I would gladly do it again! Were Lord Valens to become emperor, his life would be under constant threat. This is my expression of devotion, my willingness to sacrifice myself in his name!
To go so far as to change your own face...
But why steal the Mark II? Like your master, I presume you wished to use it to ascend the throne?
Hmph, the throne is but a means to an end! My true aspiration is to embolden the people of the shattered remains of Garlemald to rise up once more and take what is theirs by birthright!
Only we Garleans are fit to inherit this star, herding the cattle masses as we milk them for all they are worth! This is the way it should be, just as Lord Valens envisioned!
In the words of Emperor Solus: “No lands must remain beyond our grasp. Go forth. Conquer. Rule.”
The ravings of a madman. ...Lest you wonder, I have not killed him.

We have recovered the Mark II and apprehended our perpetrator.

Let us return to Terncliff.
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My thanks for lending your aid despite the suddenness of my request.

The children will be able to rest easy knowing the impostor has been captured and the vessel reclaimed.

That said, you were here on other business. Let us delay it no further.
Quest Complete

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