Awakening in Ul'dah

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 54   Awakening in Ul'dah
Quest
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
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Optional Rewards
 
 
 Allagan Silver Piece Icon.png x5 
Informationicon.png Description
Alphinaud would see this dark chapter in Ul'dah's history brought to a close.
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Issuing NPC: Alphinaud
Western Thanalan -Hammerlea -The Silver Bazaar (16-30)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: Mainquest1 Icon.pngA Brave Resolution
Requirements
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngA General Summons
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Awakening in Ul'dah
NPCs Involved: BartholomewAlphinaud
Journal
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  • Alphinaud is eager to follow Raubahn back to Ul'dah, and witness the beginning of a new chapter in Ul'dahn history. Make your way to the Royal Promenade and present yourself to Bartholomew.
  • With Nanamo's recovery, the chaos engulfing the city should finally give way to calm. Unfortunately, Lord Lolorito has worrying news to share. It would seem the Empire has built a warship to rival the might of the legendary Agrius. Hot on the heels of this shocking revelation, Alphinaud reveals his intent to disband the Crystal Braves. Inquire as to the thinking behind this momentous resolution.
  • Alphinaud seems at once embarrassed and unburdened by his outpouring of emotion. What shall become of the Crystal Braves now that their commander is set upon the company's dissolution...?
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Western Thanalan[edit]

Hammerlea[edit]

The Silver Bazaar[edit]

Shall we also make our way to Ul'dah? I should imagine Bartholomew has been instructed to admit us.


Ul'dah[edit]

The Steps of Thal[edit]

The Royal Promenade[edit]

I hope Lord Lolorito's potion is as effective as he claims...
It would appear that the Syndicate has moved swiftly to clear our names. Bartholomew, for one, does not seem remotely surprised by our presence here.
Flame General Raubahn mentioned you might be coming. Please, this way if you will.


The Sultana's Bedchamber[edit]

Ugh... I was having the longest dream...
'Tis time to wake up, Your Grace. Another day begins in Thanalan, and the sun blazes bright upon the sands.


The Fragrant Chamber[edit]

Her Grace is awoken. The palace physician assures me she is none the worse for her slumber. I believe Her Grace will soon resume her plans to place the government of Ul'dah into the hands of its citizens. Whatever path she chooses to take, I shall walk it with her. And we shall tread slowly, lest the nation be unsettled in our wake.
Her Grace's compassion is a shining beacon to us all...but what our city truly thrives upon is competition. 'Tis in the struggle against our rivals that opportunities are seized and fortunes made. And with the Empire on the offensive once more, now would hardly seem the time to turn our system of government upon its head.
Are you privy to new intelligence, my lord?
I would hardly call it new. Remind me: what was the name of that enormous imperial warship which met its end in Mor Dhona? Wait, I have it! The Agrius. Yes, well, 'twould appear that the Garleans have been hard at work on another such vessel.
How close are they to completing this ship!? Is it operational!?
Its maiden flight was a success, I hear. I should imagine Emperor Varis is eager to see how it performs in battle. My lords...and lady, I move that it is time to repair the damage caused by Teledji Adeledji, and prepare our great nation to repel the Empire once more.


The Royal Promenade[edit]

'Tis well that the sultana has awoken. The Syndicate yet needs to put its house in order, but 'twould seem the worst of the confusion has passed. Ul'dah has taken control of its future...and I must do the same. I have decided to disband the Crystal Braves. Among the recruits, there were those who supported our order's goals and convictions with all sincerity. 'Tis my hope that these loyal men and women will choose to remain our allies in the battles to come. As for those who sided with the traitor, Ilberd, they shall be hunted down and held to account for their crimes. It is my earnest hope that they will surrender themselves peaceably when the time comes...though I think it unlikely. Ah, my all-conquering Crystal Braves... The model army meant to pave the way for a single, unified Grand Company of Eorzea. That so high an ideal should be brought so low...
I need not tell you how deeply the betrayal stung me. Yet I see now that it was mine own naivety and pride which allowed the Braves to fell prey to corruption. As ever, it is to your own shining example that I turn for inspiration. Like you, I mean to stand firm in the face of hardship, and give mine all for the cause. Let us resume the search for our missing comrades, that we might come together to shine the light of dawn across the realm once more. The role of Crystal Brave commander suited me ill, and I shall play it no longer. Henceforth, I shall be no more or less than Alphinaud, proud member of the Scions. I blush to speak thus of mine inner turmoil... But the fact remains: there is no man alive in whom I would rather confide. Were it not for your shining example, I might never have emerged from beneath the pall of my despair.
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