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Chasing Shadows

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Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 5   Chasing Shadows
Chasing Shadows Image.png
Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png1,120 Gil Icon.png132
Informationicon.png Description
Galfrid needs an adventurer to investigate suspicious activity in the Twelveswood.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
  • Investigate Lifemend Stump.
  • Pull the sword from Lifemend Stump.
  • Deliver the sword to Galfrid.
Issuing NPC: Galfrid
Central Shroud -Jadeite Thick -The Bannock (23-19)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: Mainquest1 Icon.pngAn Eft for Effort
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngPassing Muster
Required Items
Magicked Blade Icon.png 
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Chasing Shadows

Mobs Involved: Frenzied OakFrenzied BulbFrenzied Elm
Items Involved: Magicked Blade
  1. Talk to Galfrid and accept the quest.
  2. Head north to Lifemend Stump and interact with the Magicked Blade to enter an instance.
  3. Defeat the Frenzied Oaks, Frenzied Bulbs and Frenzied Elm.
  4. Interact again with the Magicked Blade.
  5. Return to Galfrid and hand him the Magicked Blade to complete the quest.
  • At the Bannock, you learn that Ixali activity has been steadily increasing since the appearance of an as-yet-unknown individual in the Twelveswood. Suspecting a connection, Galfrid bids you investigate Lifemend Stump to the northeast.
  • Arriving at Lifemend Stump, you are met with a baffling sight: a sword has been thrust into the stump, and an Ixal lies dead nearby.
  • The mystery does not end there. Who were those two strange characters, and what was the scene that unfolded inside your mind's eye? The sword may well be a clue...
  • You have removed the sword from Lifemend Stump. Take it back to the Bannock and show it to Galfrid.
  • It turns out that the Hyuran lass and Lalafellin lad you encountered are friends of Gridania. Named Yda and Papalymo, respectively, the pair are scholars who are assisting the Gods' Quiver and the Wood Wailers. That revelation aside, your efforts have helped shed some light on the Ixal's recent activities. Galfrid expresses his gratitude, and asks that you continue to labor in service of Gridania and her citizens.
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