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Thancred: Mare Lamentorum - Greatest Endsvale (x:33.8, y:8.3)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Bestways Burrow

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071201.png84All's Vale That EndsvaleMainquest1 Icon.png All's Vale That Endsvale (Level 84)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 84)

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Experience Points

Phrygian Foot Gear Coffer (IL 533)
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By now, Thancred can tell when his friends are up to something.
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Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png84Setting Things StraightMainquest1 Icon.png Setting Things Straight (Level 84)

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  • By now, Thancred can tell when his friends are up to something.
  • Thancred suspects Urianger is keeping secrets again, and while there is no doubt your enigmatic comrade would only do so with the best of intentions, the weary bard cannot help but worry. He asks you to follow Urianger while he and Y'shtola continue to learn what they can of the Final Days.
  • You reach the aetheryte in the central plaza of Bestways Burrow, and spy Urianger heading out to Mare Lamentorum. What could possibly demand his attention outside?
  • Stepping out from the entrance to Bestways Burrow, you see Urianger making his ascent up and out to Mare Lamentorum. It would be a simple task to catch up with him, but it would perhaps be wiser to follow at a distance and see where he is heading.
※You must follow Urianger to complete this task. Return to the designated location should you become separated.
  • Urianger comes to an abrupt stop, and it becomes clear he has been aware of your presence for some time. The two of you have a candid conversation about Urianger's many regrets, and his aversion to keeping secrets from you and the other Scions moving forward. He then thanks you for this rare opportunity to speak so openly.
  • Urianger has a plan to help facilitate more forthright cooperation with the Loporrits, but he will need your help to see it through.

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Did Urianger seem strange to you? More so than usual, I mean.

I know he has a penchant for keeping his own counsel, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried. Would you go and see if he's all right?

Y'shtola and I will remain here and see what else we can learn about the Final Days. If you hurry, perhaps you can catch up to him.
Quest Accepted

Urianger usually puts more effort into concealing his clandestine endeavors. Or perhaps he's simply given up on trying to hide it, knowing we'll find out eventually.
In any case, that he acts with good intentions is plain. So please, give him the benefit of the doubt.
Better for only one of us to go, in case it's a delicate matter.
Hopefully I'm overthinking things...

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Urianger appears to be heading towards the entrance to Bestways Burrow...
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Urianger ventures off into Mare Lamentorum for reasons unknown. You must tread carefully, else he might sense your presence...
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Follow Urianger from a safe distance. The objective will end in failure if you are noticed, or if you fall too far behind.
Should you fail to complete the objective, you may try again by returning to the designated location.

Attempt to follow Urianger?

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Follow Urianger from a safe distance. The objective will end in failure if you are noticed, or if you fall too far behind.
Should you fail to complete the objective, you may try again by returning to the designated location.
Duty Commenced
(- Urianger -)

Who's there...?


Forename. Is aught the matter?
Duty Complete

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Thine arrival is timely as ever.

Thou didst chance to overhear my conversation with Livingway, I presume?

'Twas not mine intent to move in shadow. Nevertheless, I have been asked to do that and more yet again...

Is it so plain that these strangers could intuit it at a glance? My capacity for silence and secrecy...and duplicity.

When G'raha Tia did contrive to deliver the First at the price of his own life, I was complicit in the scheme. A sacrifice averted, for a mercy.

Would that I could say the same for Minfilia. One life for one world. And by that bloody bargain brokered by my hand were the Scions robbed of a dear comrade, and F'lhaminn her beloved daughter.

Two souls whose selflessness was beyond measure, whose resolve was unshakable. They would not be moved even had I thought to protest.

But protest I did not. Far from it. I pushed them forward.

No effort did I make to seek out alternatives. Ones that would not demand such terrible costs.

That resignation weigheth heavy on my mind, as does the memory of another lost to mine inaction.

Dearest Moenbryda, who did face death unflinching, that we might secure a means to bring low the Ascians.

In her hour of need, I did naught. Dutiful disciple of Louisoix, ever looking to the greater good...

Had I shut mine eyes and bid her live instead, mayhap she would be with us today.

Selfish wants born of everlasting regrets. Most days I put them from my mind, but could think of naught else when asked to swallow the same bitter draught. Subterfuge and sacrifice. Mayhap the right, moral choice, but one I regard with great trepidation.

The calamity of Amaurot was a tragedy beyond reckoning. One which must never again come to pass.

Thus must we struggle. Haunted by ghosts of those we have lost. Clinging to those we pray we can yet save.

But what of those we cannot?

How do we make peace with the dreadful algebra of necessity?

What will you say?
Sometimes there's no right answer. Have faith in yourself and your decisions. Take heart and protect well those you can. Would that we had time to weigh the costs...
I am not alone in my discomfort, then?
'Tis surprising...though perhaps not. We Scions are wont to debate strategy at length, but are resolute and unwavering in execution.
Sage counsel indeed...
I see. Wisdom as befits a great wyrm. Curious that he should think thee in need of such encouragement.
'Tis a comfort to know we are of like mind in that regard.
Strange... Scarcely can I remember when last we spoke alone, and so candidly.

I thank thee. For all my supposed skill with words, I find it difficult to express such private thoughts.

As for the Loporrits' proposition...I will take time and consider how to respond.

'Twould be to our mutual benefit if we could converse more openly with our aspiring caretakers...

...A concern I should be glad to address on the Scions' behalf.

To dispense with all pretense and bear one's heart to another is a frightening thing indeed. But we cannot move forward ere we take that bold first step. A lesson I have learned many times before...and today.
What are they saying? Curse these ears─I've heard bugger all!
No matter. We've got our plans.
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In truth, my reason for traveling hither was to effect a plan of mine own. A plan which may pave a way forward for us all.

"May," I say, for there is no guarantee of success. 'Tis the reason I set out alone...that failure, should it come, would be mine to bear alone.

Yet thou standest before me with proffered hand and open heart...

'Twould be remiss of me to refuse thy amity, and so I ask─wouldst thou join in mine endeavor?
Quest Complete

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We've work over here to be getting on with!
Whistle while you work, friends!
O-O dear... My legs, they're so stiff!
This next tune-up ought to be our last, I dare say!
Nearly done now, everyone!
I... I can't go on. Leave me...

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