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Contradicting Convictions

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 60   Contradicting Convictions

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Mathye: The Pillars - The Jeweled Crozier (x:6.3, y:9.4)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Foundation → The Jeweled Crozier

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071341.png50Her Last VowFeaturequest1 Icon.png Her Last Vow (Level 50)
071221.png56Keeping the LedgerSidequest1 Icon.png Keeping the Ledger (Level 56)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 60)

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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Mathye sighs as he looks around for customers.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with the impertinent pauper.
  • Speak with Theomocent in the Brume.
  • Speak with Mathye in the Jeweled Crozier.
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071221.png60The Benefits of ConsultationSidequest1 Icon.png The Benefits of Consultation (Level 60)

  • Mathye sighs as he looks around for customers.
  • Mathye explains to you that business has not been going so well after the recent turmoil in the church. He mentions that his best customers, the students of the scholasticate, are often being followed back to the cathedral by disagreeable folk, and less are inclined to walk around in the open, including to the Crozier. In an effort to keep coin flowing, Mathye requests you to make a round near the road to the cathedral and put an end to any harassment you may see.
  • You soon spot an altercation between a group of angry paupers and students clad in scholasticate robes. The encounter escalates when the resentful ruffians make off with a tome of one of the students, Theomocent. The mousy-looking seminarian runs after them to retrieve it, and his friend asks you to pursue him for fear of his safety.
  • You find Theomocent out of breath in a dark alcove, outnumbered by a group of aggrieved Brume residents. The student recognizes their ringleader, “Ben,” as an acquaintance from childhood, and pleads with him to return the book. However, Ben grows angry with the unexpected reunion and holds Theomocent's book over a brazier, intending to destroy it out of spite. Lamenting he was not able to leave his unfortunate circumstances for the scholasticate as Theomocent had, he is soon caught off guard by Leigh, another lowborn student. Leigh attempts to save the book after Ben casts it into the flames and escapes, but he is too late in his attempt to rescue it unscathed. He returns the charred tome to a relieved Theomocent, and the two express their gratitude to you before heading back to the scholasticate.
  • You return to the Jeweled Crozier to find Mathye speaking with a woman of the cloth, and he expresses satisfaction that his business interactions will return to normal with your good deed. He introduces you to Gaetelle of Saint Endalim's Scholasticate, and the clergywoman recognizes you as the adventurer who brought about the revelation of inconsistencies in the teachings. She explains the scholasticate's precarious situation in the aftermath, and how the students have become targets for the public's ire. Impressed by your goodwill towards the students, she asks that you visit the scholasticate for an opportunity to meet with the headmistress.

Ah, my dear sir. How fare you these days? Can't say business has been well, myself.

As you are aware, the church is in a bit of turmoil, and it's taking a toll on my profits. Unrest is understandable, yet there are many who are using the confusion to take out their anger on my best customers.

Now, I'm not one to get mixed up in politics, but the students of the scholasticate pay good gil for tomes and feathered quills. One made a request that I'm wont to oblige in order to keep the coin flowing.

On behalf of her peers, she told me some disagreeable folk have been following seminarians back to the cathedral, hurling all manner of insults. Easily singled out by their uniforms, they don't feel comfortable walking out in the open these days, and that includes around the Crozier.

If you're inclined to keep an eye out for those who would try to harass the students, I'd ask you to make a round near the road to Saint Reymanaud's Cathedral. If you see anyone starting trouble, do what adventurers do best─you know, break it up, keep the peace, look intimidating.
Quest Accepted
Our lives are hard enough without some fresh-faced seminarian rubbing salt into our wounds! Will your precious words repay us for what we've lost? Will they bring back the dead?
N-No, of course not, but as a pupil of the scholasticate, I cannot forsake the teachings. If you give the book back, I am certain I can show you the proper passage to provide succor in your time of─
How dare you! As if the lies in this book will keep us warm at night! Better to destroy it, than be destroyed by it!
Sir? Sir! I absolutely cannot allow you to take that particular tome! Come back!

Is he really going to? Oh no...

You're an adventurer, aren't you? Please, will you help my friend get his tome back?

We were on our way back to the scholasticate when that man accosted us. It has become an unfortunate occurrence these days, but this is the first time someone went so far as to make off with one of our books.

Theomocent may mean well, but I fear he will get caught up in a lot more trouble if they outnumber him. I'll go and get help!
The students should be returning to the scholasticate soon. I'd suggest you patrol the street near Saint Reymanaud's Cathedral to make certain they are safe.
We understand his grievances, but we are mere students of the holy word!
S-Sir! Can we not discuss this like civilized men?
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I'll be fine, the cathedral is not far from here. But please, help my friend! He treasures that book more than his life!
I'm warning you, you'd best not meddle with what you don't know.
You've returned, and not a moment too soon. The students seem less anxious, and business has nearly returned to normal! I presume you found who has been harassing them?
Oh dear, not again. Where are the patrols when they are needed?
They've been spread thin from what I hear. Fortunately, this gentleman was willing to lend a hand.

I thank you for looking out for the well-being of our pupils. I am Sister Gaetelle of Saint Endalim's Scholasticate.

And might I ask your...? Oh dear. I know your face! You are Master Surname, the one who had a hand in revealing the true history of the Holy See!
What? By the─ You mean to tell me I've been tasking the Master Surname as my errand boy!? And you accepted it with such grace!? Halone Herself could not have arranged such a curious encounter!
On the contrary, I believe our meeting is the product of intervention most divine. Master Surname, if you would be so inclined, I would like to take you to meet the headmistress of our humble scholasticate.

By your deeds was light shed on certain inconsistencies in Ishgard's history─and to a lesser extent, the church's teachings. Needless to say, the resulting controversy has strained the relationship between the people and the clergy.

The foundation of our great city–state rests upon the wisdom of the Enchiridion. Alas, the lowborn in particular have suffered greatly as a result of erroneous interpretations. Some have even begun to wonder if all our precepts have been thus distorted.

We of the scholasticate are wont to reflect upon these revelations deeper than most. Although we live as scholars, we had grown complacent, accepting a single interpretation set forth by the archbishop and his predecessors.

Although we are openly reevaluating our teachings, our students continue to be targeted by those who feel they have been deceived. As you yourself have no doubt seen, there are those who would rather purge the city of all clergy, regardless of their guilt.

But with you on our side, surely those miscreants would think twice before harming our students. Pray come and visit our halls. I am certain the students would be put at ease to see you again as well.
Quest Completed
Oh, thank goodness, it's just an adventurer. I beg your pardon, but with all the violence in the streets, I find myself all too wary of those who approach me.
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