An Unforeseen Bargain

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 90   An Unforeseen Bargain

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
This quest requires you to fight enemies in a level 90 instance with a 30 minute time limit.
1st Legion Soldier: Garlemald - Regio Domorum - Tertium (x:31.7, y:18.3)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Tertium

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png90Kindled SpiritMainquest1 Icon.png Kindled Spirit (Level 90)

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

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

Piety Materia IX
Battledance Materia IX
Quickarm Materia IX
Quicktongue Materia IX
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
This distressed soldier has ill tidings to share with you.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png90King of the MountainMainquest1 Icon.png King of the Mountain (Level 90)

  • This distressed soldier has ill tidings to share with you.
  • A horde of voidsent has been sighted approaching from the east, prompting an immediate evacuation of the area. Alisaie asks Zero to assist in the effort, but she refuses, stating that she will not risk her life without suitable compensation. Jullus, however, succeeds in persuading Zero to help guard Tertium by reminding her of the buuz he gave her. With the memoriate keeping watch, Alphinaud believes that the encampment will be safe enough in your absence, and suggests heading outside to find your other comrades.
  • Together with Alphinaud and Alisaie, you seek out Y'shtola and the others. Fortunately, they are quite capable of defending themselves, though it remains to be seen how Jullus and Zero are faring back at Tertium.
  • You later learn that, while you and the twins were occupied with rampaging voidsent, Jullus received word that a unit had gone silent while en route to Camp Broken Glass. As he prepared to set out from Tertium to investigate, Zero, much to his surprise, offered to go in his stead. She arrived in time to save a pair of soldiers from voidsent, but soon found herself overwhelmed. Thankfully, you arrived in time to save her and put the enemy to rout.
  • With the danger passed, you enjoy a brief moment of respite while waiting for Zero to recover and Y'shtola and the others to return. In that quiet aftermath, Alisaie muses what might have compelled Zero to─despite her earlier objections─resolve to risk her life to save others...

Edit An Unforeseen Bargain's Dialogue
Player7 Icon.png Cutscene start.
Forgive me the interruption, but I come with grave news!
A horde of voidsent are approaching from the mountains to the east. Their numbers are beyond anything we've ever seen!
What!? But Y'shtola and the others...
Anyone outside of Tertium is in danger. We must find and bring them all here at once!
Can we count on your aid, Zero?
I've already settled the debt for my question. I'm not obligated to help.

What's more, death in this world is absolute. You ask me to put my life on the line.

Without suitable payment, I will do no such thing.
That's fair... What do we have to offer that might be enough?
You're right, Zero. You're not obligated to help, and I wouldn't presume otherwise.

Nevertheless, we are in need. Assuming the buuz I gave you is worth anything, would you at least be willing to stand watch at this encampment?

That way, more of us will be able to go out and see the people to safety.
...Very well. Unless we come under attack, I'll do no more than stand watch.
I daresay Tertium will be safe enough with Zero here.
Let us go and find Y'shtola and the others, and assist with the evacuation.
Quest Accepted
Never have I seen so many voidsent... We've got to round up as many hands as we can to assist with the evacuation effort.
Do what you must. I will remain here.
Please hurry. Time is of the essence.
Come, we need to find our comrades.
You must be a Disciple of War or Magic of level 90 or above to proceed.
Tertium will be fine. Jullus and his people have weathered far worse.

We must make haste to the snowcraft, where our friends and the engineer should be.

Given their position, they may soon find themselves at the mercy of the voidsent. If it comes to it, we must be prepared for battle.
I'm ready, don't you worry.
How about you, Forename?
Upon departing from Tertium, several cutscenes will play in sequence.

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

In addition, you will be required to participate in battle. Your progress will be saved at certain points. In the event that you are defeated, you will be able to try again from the most recent of these.

Please note that if you enter battles associated with other quests or log out from the game, this progress will be lost.
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 1: Voiced cutscene start.

Lost contact? When?

Voidsent─I'd bet my life on it. Understood. I'll investigate at once.

A unit transporting supplies has gone silent en route to Broken Glass. I will go and search for it. Stay here and keep watch, but be ready to answer my call.
If it was voidsent, you'd be a fool to go alone.
They'll find you before you find your men. And then they'll devour you as well.
Perhaps you're right. Perhaps I don't stand a chance. But I can't just abandon them!
I can't repay you for the bread if you're dead. I'll go.
What!? No! I couldn't possibly ask you to do that!
I'm far better suited to dealing with voidsent. It makes sense.
Or do you mean to say you'd rather I stay here because you can't protect this place on your own?
Fine. Just...don't do anything stupid. Promise me!
Player7 Icon.png Voiced cutscene start.
Grrr... Damn these demons!
Return to the camp. Now.
Y-Yes, ma'am! Thank you!
Kindred... Why do you interfere?
Ah, of course. You sold your soul to feed.
I have taken bread. But my soul is forever mine.
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 1: Voiced cutscene end.
Duty Commenced

In the coming battle, you will fight as Zero.

A deal is a deal...

I cannot let you pass.

More of them...

Still more...
Ah, this land brims with life... Ripe for the harvest!
Such insolence! I will not be denied!
Not good...
And now you're mine!
I can't...
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 2: Voiced cutscene start.
How big must the gate be for their like to come through...

Is this it, then...?

Just like that time...
When Light still shone upon the world... When the Contramemoria still raged...
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 2: Voiced cutscene end.
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 3: Voiced cutscene start.
Stand aside if you value your life.
We're only after women and wine. Darkness can take the rest.
You're not taking another step towards that village.
Stupid girl. You were warned.
And now we can get back to our business.
Get up... Get up, damn you!

Too weak. I

The same mistakes, the same ends. Again and again. What should I...what could I have done?
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 3: Voiced cutscene end.
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 4: Voiced cutscene start.
You... What are you doing here...?
Y'shtola and Estinien had matters well in hand. So we went where we were needed.
Can you stand?
What will you say?

1) You're not finished yet, Zero. Let's fight together.
2) We're a little late. but we've come to help you.
...All right.
I will let it burn, this fire in my breast. Let it burn and rage and guide.
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 4: Voiced cutscene end.

Coordinate with your comrades and defeat the voidsent horde

Thank goodness we're not too late. Can you still fight?
Press the attack!
Hah hah hah! Yes, more mortals come to slaughter!

Voidsent reinforcements have appeared...

It is time to feast!
Just warming up!
My strength is spent...
I'll only get in your way.
Chin up! We'll get through this together!
Split up!
Stay sharp!
Watch out!
Everyone all right?
Not finished yet!
I will enjoy draining your aether, watching as the life dims in your eyes.

Andromalius draws strength from the crystals...

We must weather this together!
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I will repay this debt.
Resistance is futile!

Voidsent reinforcements have appeared...

There is no escape!
If you would deny me my feast, then begone! To ashes with you!

Andromalius draws still greater strength from the crystals...

Do not let them get away!
This has gone on long enough!
I will finish it. Now!
Let's buy her some time!

Protect Zero until she is ready to retaliate

Each time Zero's charge meter reaches a threshold
Zero's concentration has been broken.
Cover me.
When Zero is finished charging
I am your end!
Well done!
No! NO! Why won't you die!?
Duty Complete
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 5: Voiced cutscene start.
You did well to find me out here.
We have Jullus to thank for that. He was quite worried when he called.
What will you say?
There would've been more casualties if not for you. The people of Garlemald thank you.
No, if it was not for you and the others, I...
Well, let's not fuss over details. We should return to Tertium─can you make it that far?
I think so.
Zero! Are you all right?
Well enough. No voidsent struck here, did they?
No, and there weren't any more casualties thanks to you.
What are you doing?
You'll have no debts to repay, if that's what you're worried about.
If anything, I owe you a week's worth of buuz.
Player7 Icon.png The Unending Journey: # 5: Voiced cutscene end.
I've also received word that the transport arrived safely at Camp Broken Glass. They send their thanks to the "woman in black."
...I'm fine. I just need rest.
For a mercy, there appears to have been no casualties in Tertium or elsewhere.
Zero's convalescing aboard the train. Jullus has already given her something to eat, so I suppose all we can do is wait.

I can't help but wonder, though... What possessed her to go and fight all those voidsent on her own? Not that I know the going rate for such things, but I doubt one buuz would suffice. I think someone has been a bad influence on her.

Oh, I'm just joking. Or am I?

In any case, many people owe her their lives. I'll be sure to thank her when she's back on her feet.
Quest Complete
Thank goodness we found Zero when we did.

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