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By the Lights of Ishgard

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 40   By the Lights of Ishgard

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Alphinaud: Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim - Whitebrim Front (x:12.7, y:16.6)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Camp Dragonhead

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png40Influencing InquisitorsMainquest1 Icon.png Influencing Inquisitors (Level 40)

Spacer2.png Any Class (Level 0)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

Experience Points

Level 40 Weapon Coffer
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Alphinaud appears to be in deep thought.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png40Blood for BloodMainquest1 Icon.png Blood for Blood (Level 40)

Journal detail hr1 08.png Items Involved
Bloody Encyclical
Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
Journal detail hr1 08.png Objects Involved
Snow Mound, Frozen Inquisitor Corpse, Inquisitor Corpse

  • Alphinaud appears to be in deep thought.
  • Ser Joellaut, the injured knight currently recuperating in the infirmary, previously told you of the night when Inquisitor Guillaime first arrived. When you relayed this account to Alphinaud, he found several questionable details which he cannot reconcile. He asks that you retrace the path the inquisitor is said to have taken that night, and see if it sheds any light on this mystery.
  • Your investigation leads you to a frozen corpse in the chasm which bears a striking resemblance to Inquisitor Guillaime. If you inspect the body, perhaps you will find some clue to his identity.
  • You find a bloody encyclical on the corpse which suggests that the man was a newly appointed inquisitor. Present the document to Alphinaud and see what he makes of it.
  • Alphinaud declares that your discoveries prove that the Inquisitor Guillaime you know is an impostor. However, his true identity and objectives remain unknown.

Something troubles me about that wounded knight's account. He claims he fell chasing a figure in the darkness that he saw outside the eastern gate, yes? But the main road leads to the southwestern gate.

Since we've arrived in Whitebrim Front, I've seen no travelers arrive by the eastern gate. Moreover, he said he glimpsed a “silhouette illuminated by the light of the city,” which would imply that the inquisitor came from north of the eastern gate, not south. But it cannot be so─that way lies naught but a deep chasm.

Assuming Ser Joellaut is not misremembering, the inquisitor's behavior that night makes absolutely no sense, at least to me. Mayhap retracing his steps will shed light on this mystery.
Quest Accepted
The air begins to crackle with aetherial energies...
The enemy is still about!
You found something, didn't you? Well, don't keep me waiting in suspense. Let's see it.

Hmmm... Given the contents of this encyclical, I believe you have just made the acquaintance of the real Inquisitor Guillaime.

Newly come to Coerthas and murdered on the day of his arrival... Yes, it would have been a simple thing to assume his identity, for even if he were to behave oddly, who would dare question the wisdom of a papal appointment?

Still, while this is incontrovertible proof that the inquisitor is an impostor, we have yet to discern his true identity, or why he has decided to oppose us.

We must proceed quickly, Forename, before he learns that his deception has been discovered!
Quest Completed
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  • Talk to Alphinaud and accept the quest.
  • Head out of Whitebrim Front to the east and drop down into the gorge and approach the Snow Mound.
  • Defeat the three Plasmoids.
  • Interact with the Snow Mound.
  • Interact with the Inquisitor's Corpse.
  • Return and trade the Bloody Encyclical to Alphinaud to complete the quest.
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