Close Encounters of the VIth Kind

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 59   Close Encounters of the VIth Kind

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
This quest requires you to fight enemies in a level 60 instance with a 30 minute time limit.
Guidance Node: Azys Lla - Gamma Quadrant - Dreadnaught Landing (x:33.6, y:23.1)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Helix

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071201.png59Chimerical MaintenanceMainquest1 Icon.png Chimerical Maintenance (Level 59)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 59)

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Experience Points

Aether Current
Miscellaneous Reward
Increased Mount Speed in Azys Lla.
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
The guidance node is ready to take you through the Gamma Quadrant.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Estinien.
  • Speak with the guidance node at Matter Conduit VI-VII. 0/7
  • Speak with the guidance node at Matter Conduit VI-VII.
  • Speak with the guidance node at Matter Conduit VII-VI.
  • Defeat Regula van Hydrus!
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png59Fetters of LamentMainquest1 Icon.png Fetters of Lament (Level 59)
071221.png59Elevated Aggression LevelsSidequest1 Icon.png Elevated Aggression Levels (Level 59)
071221.png59Environmental UnbalanceSidequest1 Icon.png Environmental Unbalance (Level 59)
071221.png59Inadequate Safety MeasuresSidequest1 Icon.png Inadequate Safety Measures (Level 59)

  • The guidance node is ready to take you through the Gamma Quadrant.
  • The guidance node warns you that the Garleans are out in force in the Gamma Quadrant. Make your way through the area, all the while exercising the utmost caution, and rejoin your comrades near the enemy encampment.
  • The Garlean force present is revealed to be none other than the VIth Imperial Legion, which you first encountered at the Zundu village. Their purpose is to acquire the knowledge to capture primals, to which end they also seek the Aetherochemical Research Facility. Though their presence complicates matters, you must remain focused on your mission to stop the archbishop. Proceed to Matter Conduit VI-VII.
  • A squad of imperial troops chase you down as you arrive at the matter conduit, but you succeed in repelling them. Speak with the guidance node again, and pray that there are no further interruptions.
  • You and your companions are set upon by Regula van Hydrus, legatus of the VIth Legion. Though you are able to overwhelm him, he sets his minions upon you and boards an airship, most certainly bound for the research facility. With time running short, Alphinaud bids you continue your pursuit of the archbishop while he and the others keep the enemy at bay. Having accepted the Eye into your keeping, you use the matter conduit and emerge within a new quadrant. Seek out the guidance node nearby to receive further instructions.
  • According to the guidance node, the Delta Quadrant, where you now stand, is home to live dragons.

Warning: intruders detected in force in this quadrant. It is recommended that you avoid confrontation where possible.

Be kindly reminded that, in accordance with the terms and conditions of use, you and your party assume all risks of damages or injury, including death, that you may sustain in the course of guidance.

Please follow me to the next matter conduit. It leads to the Delta Quadrant, where the facility's greatest achievement is located.
Quest Accepted
The VIth Legion has long been the favored of Emperor Varis. It is the iron fist with which he crushes uprisings.
These soldiers bear the sigil of the VIth Legion, ordinarily deployed within Ilsabard. They are certainly a long way from home.
Wait. Something is afoot.
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Our objective lies at the heart of the isle.

The Third will remain to guard the ship, while the Second patrols the perimeter and eliminates any threats.

The First will come with me to secure the research facility.

Let no man doubt the import of our mission: the Allagans found a means to capture eikons alive, and their knowledge lies hid upon this isle.

If we can but acquire it, we would be able to prevent the beings from returning to plague us, thus ending the cycle of rebirth.

I need not remind you that success will raise our legion high in the Emperor's regard.

Yet, by the same token, His Radiance does not tolerate failure. That is all. All troops, prepare for deployment!
So that is their purpose.
To think that the knowledge used to bind no less a being than Bahamut sleeps here...
Imprisoning a primal in such a manner would represent an effective means to halt the cycle of summoning─were it not for the grave and obvious risks.
Indeed. We need but refer to past experience─that of Bahamut's calamitous return─to see why this is not the solution we seek.
Held in duress, a primal will continue to nurse its hatred for mankind. And when it inevitably breaks free, its rage will be beyond quelling.
Whatever folly the Garleans mean to commit, they can wait. We must remain focused on our task.
Yes, of course. It would not be polite to keep the archbishop waiting.
Player7 Icon.png Voiced cutscene end.

<blip> That you have survived to this point is in defiance of possibility. But it appears the danger is not yet past.

<blip> <bloop> WARNING! Intruders approaching. Please eliminate them if you wish to proceed.

You sense a hostile presence!

Player7 Icon.png Voiced cutscene start.
That would explain my men's silence.

We meet again. And this time, we will not be interrupted.

Come! Show me your power, champions of Eorzea!
Duty Commenced
Come, eikon-slayer. Impress me.
Surely you can do better than that.
(1st Maniple Centurion)
Let us aid you, Lord van Hydrus!
Hmph, naught but toy soldiers to knock down.
Leave the rank and file to us! Focus on the legatus!
I need air support! Now!
Obsidian Carbuncle! Come!
No... Not here...
Duty Complete
I had heard the tales of your strength, Warrior of Light. And now that I have experienced it firsthand, van Baelsar's defeat seems less inexplicable.

You are a formidable foe, and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time together. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Allagan secrets await, and there is no profit to be had in remaining here.

Keep them occupied!
It would seem we have no choice.
You must continue on. We will hold them here.
Take the Eye. It should still hold enough energy to be of use to you.
I shall join you as soon as I am able.
Enough talk! Make haste and stop the archbishop!
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<blip> Welcome to the Delta Quadrant, where methods are developed for mastering dragons.

To this day, the sector is home to live specimens brought over from the southern continent of Meracydia. Truly a testament to the greatness of the Allagan Empire.
Quest Complete
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