Ardor in the Harbor

Valentione's Day Event Icon.png Lv. 15   Ardor in the Harbor
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png3,360 Gil Icon.png286
Guaranteed Rewards
Valentione's Cake
Informationicon.png Description
Hortefense would hear how you fare in spreading ardor and affection across the realm. ※This quest is available for a limited time only.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
  • Speak with the House Valentione emissary in Limsa Lominsa.
  • Locate the wayward wagoner and give him the piece of mint chocolate.
  • Report to the House Valentione emissary in Limsa Lominsa.
Issuing NPC: Hortefense: Old Gridania - Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre (x:10.3, y:9.1)
Type: Event Quest
Unlocks: Now That We've Found LoveSidequest1 Icon.png
Where Did Our Loves GoSidequest1 Icon.png
Quest: Sidequest1 Icon.pngWhere Did Our Loves Go
Required Items
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NPCs Involved: House Valentione EmissaryThrydwulfBerndanPhilippe
Items Involved: Mint Chocolate

Hortefense in Old Gridania - Mih Khetto's Amphitheatre (x:10.3, y:9.1)
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House Valentione Emissary in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks - The Aftcastle (x:11.4, y:13.7)
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Berndan in Middle La Noscea - Summerford - Summerford Farms (x:25.8, y:16.6)
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Philippe in Lower La Noscea - The Gods' Grip - Moraby Drydocks (x:25.4, y:34.9)
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Thrydwulf in Western La Noscea - Skull Valley - Aleport (x:27.8, y:26.3)
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House Valentione Emissary in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks - The Aftcastle (x:11.4, y:13.7)
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  • Hortefense asks you to help his man in La Noscea, who has been inundated with requests to deliver gifts to missing beaus. The nobleman bids you travel to Limsa Lominsa to meet with his assistant by the Aftcastle. This emissary will introduce you to one of his careworn clients, so that she might relate to you any clues she has to the location of her lost love. ※Please note that you will be unable to complete this quest after the seasonal event has ended. For details, please check the Lodestone.
  • You speak with the maiden, who explains how her wagon-pulling beloved has gone out to find work, and cannot be traced. She has prepared a batch of his favorite confection─an especially minty chocolate─that must be delivered to him before Valentione's Day is out. However, she has but one clue as to his location: the she recalls him speaking of (variable) before he departed. She begs you to search for her missing sweetheart and deliver her gift to him. ※Please note that the wagoner you seek will not be marked on the map, nor will any identifying symbol appear above the character's head. Share your information with other players, and try to find him.
  • You meet with Berndan at Summerford Farms. He recognizes his sweetheart from your descriptions, and accepts the gift with unrestrained delight. Return to the Aftcastle and report your success to the emissary.
  • The emissary thanks you profusely for bringing together the maiden and her wayward swain. However, he has less welcome words for Hortefense: the hunt for the nobleman's lost love has met with the expected lack of success. For how is one to find a lady when one knows neither her name nor her face? If only there were some other clue as to her identity...

Which NPC you have to find and talk to depends entirely upon the hint you receive. Read your journal! If you have:

  • Fruit
  • Settlement
  • Plantation
  • Pirates
    • Talk to 'Berndan' at Summerford Farms (X25-Y16 Middle La Noscea)
Otherwise, if you have:
  • Lockup
  • Booze
  • the Sahagin
  • Tidegate
    • Talk to 'Thrydwulf' at Aleport (X27-Y26 Western La Noscea)
Otherwise, if you have:
  • Construction
  • Lighthouse
  • Salt
  • Ships
    • Talk to 'Philippe' at Moraby Drydocks. (X25-Y34 Lower La Noscea) Edit Ardor in the Harbor's Notes

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