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And the Crowd Goes Mild

Featurequest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 70   And the Crowd Goes Mild

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Martyn: Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x:12.5, y:13)

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071341.png70A Future in BlueFeaturequest1 Icon.png A Future in Blue (Level 70)
071201.png80Reflections in CrystalMainquest1 Icon.png Reflections in Crystal (Level 80)

Blue Mage Icon 3.png Blue Mage (Level 70)

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Martyn is happy to see a familiar face.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Gather information at the Gold Court. 0/3
  • Speak with Royse.
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071341.png73The Beard, the Myth, the LegendFeaturequest1 Icon.png The Beard, the Myth, the Legend (Level 73)

  • Martyn is happy to see a familiar face.
  • While catching up with Martyn, you are soon joined by Royse and P'yandih who come with concerning news─attendance at the Celestium has been on the decline. Hoping to uncover the reason why, Royse suggests speaking with the people of Ul'dah directly. She asks you survey the people of the Gold Court while she and the others inquire in the surrounding districts.
  • A handful of townsfolk are willing to speak with you, and the reasons for their dissatisfaction with the Celestium are varied. What they seem to have in common, however, is a belief that greater challenges are needed for the blue mage performers. You can but wonder if this coincides with what Royse and the others have learned.
  • Everyone has heard much of the same, and after a moment of consideration, Royse arrives at a conclusion: you are in need of a nemesis with whom you can do battle at the Celestium. Martyn has been tasked with finding this challenger, and to be certain they are a worthy rival, they must prove to be stronger than even himself. It is a laborious task that will take considerable time, which is why the blue mage suggests you continue your training in preparation. Until news of a potential candidate reaches P'yandih at the guild, he suggests mastering the spell Goblin Punch.

Quest Completed

Well, well, look who it is!

Siegfried and Zirnberk were tellin' me how you went and saved our star! You've done me proud, Forename.

Though I wish you'd have called on me. I'd have given your enemies a sound thrashin', as only a master of blue magic can.

That's not to say you aren't a master of the arts, mind. We're all still here breathin', after all.

Good to see you, Forename. You're lookin' well.

Better than well, in fact. What have you been up to that's put such a spring in your step?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

I traveled to another world─the First.

Oh, you know. Saved another world from total and utter annihilation. The usual...

Another what!?

I never took you as the type for weavin' tall tales, Forename... I suppose next you'll be tellin' me how you held court with the faerie king once upon a time.

Ahem. While I've nothin' quite so momentous to share, there was somethin' I've been meanin' to tell you.

Because the guild has so many members now─adventurer folk of all sorts, eager to explore every corner of the realm─we've discovered quite a few new spells I'm sure you'll be keen to have added to your blue magic spellbook.

A fine complement to the wealth of knowledge in your blue mage log, but there's always room for improvement. I trust you're still addin' notes to it, eh?
Forename, what a welcome surprise!
How fortuitous that you should save me the trouble of seeking you out.
If you're both here, I take it you're not come for small talk.

I'm afraid not, my dear.

Your impressive displays at the Masked Carnivale have served to help the Celestium thrive.

And recent days, ticket sales have been on the decline.
Now that you mention it, I have noticed more empty seats in the stands of late.
And what crowds we do manage to draw seem rather unenthused by the proceedings.
Should this continue, I fear Amajina & Sons will withdraw their financial backing.
Well, there has to be somethin' we can do.

To discern what that something is, I require your assistance. First and foremost, I believe it prudent we speak with the people of Ul'dah directly, and learn what it is they've suddenly found wanting at the Celestium.

Forename, if you would go and investigate the Gold Court, the rest of us shall start from the surrounding districts and spread out from there.

When you all have finished, let us reconvene here. Now, off you trot!
Quest Accepted

Masked Carnivale? Never been. To be honest, can't say I'm all that interested.

The Gold Saucer, on the other hand─now that's a fun time.
I find the sights and sounds of the Gold Saucer are much more appealing than anything in the Celestium.

Hm? The Masked Carnivale? Now that you mention it, I haven't been to see the show in quite some time.

After a while it all seemed so...routine. Gladiator matches are far more interesting─at least then the challenger's not some marmot-brained idiot.
Contending with beasts in the Celestium is good sport and all, but a battle of brawn and brains would be far more interesting, no?

Say, aren't you that blue mage, Azuro the Second? I'm a big fan of yours!

I went to the Celestium near every day after your debut performance. Though, it's been a while since last I was there.

Nothing really seems to pose a challenge for you anymore. What they need are more menacing opponents like Azulmagia and Gogo.
Not every opponent can be as intimidating as Azulmagia. <sigh> A man can dream, though...
Finished your inquiries at the Gold Court, have you? Good. I imagine Martyn and P'yandih should be along ere long.

...I see. Then the answer to our problems is clear.

Azuro the Second is in need of a nemesis!
But what of the people who told me they're clamorin' for more appearances from Azuro the Third?
You mean person. Singular. And what is a single opinion against the swathe of fans seeking a worthy challenger to oppose Azuro the Second?
If they're to contend with Forename, we would need the likes of Siegfried or Azulmagia.

Quite right. Then the two shall clash in the Masked Carnivale, the Celestium awash with excited fans clamoring for more.

Very well. Martyn─you are to find a nemesis for Forename.

And to be certain they are worthy of the role, this prospective rival must be stronger even than you.
Seein' as that's not physically possible, I'm afraid I'll have to decline.

Is that so? Pity, that. I was considering appointing you showmaster had you succeeded.

Naturally, that would include three percent of profits for all of their appearances at the Celestium, but if you've no interest...
Showmaster, you say? Make it five percent, and you have yourself a deal.
...Four percent?
Three and a half.
Deal! You'll have your nemesis, just you wait.

Then I shall see to preparations for their debut.

It wouldn't do for you to be seen in the same, tired old garbs, but worry not─I shall make certain you are dressed for the occasion. Now, if you'll excuse me, there is much to be done.
While I'm away, I'll need you to keep watch over the guild, P'yandih. Think you're up to the task?
I know full well how you tend to matters of the guild, Martyn. I'm sure we'll be fine.

Seeing as this is meant to be your rival, Forename, I'll be countin' on you to give them your seal of approval.

I'll be in touch with P'yandih when I've found a suitable candidate, so don't be a stranger.

In the meantime, I think it best you continue your trainin'. A nemesis deserves nothin' less than your very best, after all. Why not see about learnin' Goblin Punch while I'm gone?

No doubt you'll make good use of it in the battles to come. Until then!

It didn't occur to me until he left, but...I'm quite certain the going rate for showmasters is five percent. Perhaps it's for the best he doesn't find out.

<sigh> Would that his skill in negotiations matched his mastery of blue magic...

Speaking of which, I believe you have a task set before you─mastery of Goblin Punch. I'll be holding down the fort here until you return.
Quest Completed
I find the sights and sounds of the Gold Saucer are much more appealing than anything in the Celestium.
Contending with beasts in the Celestium is good sport and all, but a battle of brawn and brains would be far more interesting, no?
Not every opponent can be as intimidating as Azulmagia. <sigh> A man can dream, though...
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