Defenders for Ishgard

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   Defenders for Ishgard
Quest
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XP Gil
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Informationicon.png Description
Alphinaud awaits the arrival of the Ishgardian envoy.
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Issuing NPC: Alphinaud: Western Thanalan - The Waking Sands - The Solar (x:6.1, y:5.3)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: The Wyrm's RoarMainquest1 Icon.png
Requirements
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngMask of Grief
NPCs Involved: Bothered BowmanTrembling Temple KnightDyspeptic DragoonTenterhooked Temple Knight

Alphinaud in Western Thanalan - The Waking Sands - The Solar (x:6.1, y:5.3)
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Alphinaud in Coerthas Central Highlands - Dragonhead - Camp Dragonhead (x:26.2, y:17.7)
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Haurchefant in Coerthas Central Highlands - Dragonhead - Camp Dragonhead (x:26.8, y:17.5)
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Yaelle in Coerthas Central Highlands - Dragonhead - Camp Dragonhead (x:26.7, y:17.4)
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Trembling Temple Knight in Coerthas Central Highlands (x:18.4, y:15.1)
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Tenterhooked Temple Knight in Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim - Gates of Judgement (x:18.6, y:15.7)
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Dyspeptic Dragoon in Coerthas Central Highlands (x:18.4, y:15.3)
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Bothered Bowman in Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim - Gates of Judgement (x:18.9, y:15.5)
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Alphinaud in Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim - Gates of Judgement (x:18.6, y:15.5)
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Alphinaud in Coerthas Central Highlands - Whitebrim - Gates of Judgement (x:18.6, y:15.5)
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  • The envoy from Ishgard turns out to be Lucia, Ser Aymeric's second-in-command. The knight brings grim tidings, and has come to seek the aid of the Crystal Braves and the Grand Companies in bolstering her city's defenses. She also bears a personal request from the lord commander, who wishes to speak with you. Travel to Camp Dragonhead in the Coerthas central highlands, and rendezvous with Alphinaud prior to the meeting with Ser Aymeric.
  • You join Alphinaud in Camp Dragonhead, but it appears that Ser Aymeric has yet to arrive. As you wait together, the Crystal Braves' commander notes the unusually agitated mood in the camp-- Dravanian invasion or no-- and suggests that further investigation might be in order. Make your way to the Gates of Judgement, and question the unsettled knights.
  • You learn from the knights stationed at the Gates of Judgement that they were attacked by Lady Iceheart and her followers. Inform Alphinaud of this development.
  • Shortly after apprising Alphinaud of your discovery, you are accosted by Lucia, who confirms that which you have already learned: a heretic force has broken through the outer defenses and dispelled the first layer of arcane wards protecting the city of Ishgard. Now is not the time to debate the ramifications of this event, however, as Ser Aymeric is waiting for you back in Camp Dragonhead.

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