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Desire

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   Desire
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Jenomis cen Lexentale: The Prima Vista Tiring Room (x:5.9, y:6.1)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Kugane → Airship Landing (Kugane)  →  Shuttle Pilot

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071341.png70My Power, My Pleasure, My PainFeaturequest1 Icon.png My Power, My Pleasure, My Pain (Level 70)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 70)

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1,153
Gil
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Jenomis and his son have completed their investigation into Ridorana.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Ramza.
  • Speak with Ramza.
  • Use the spyglass to search for Ba'Gamnan.
  • Speak with Principal Jenomis.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png70AnnihilationFeaturequest1 Icon.png Annihilation (Level 70)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
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Maps
Jenomis cen LexentaleRamza bas LexentaleHurdyMontblancRinokGijukBwagiMikotoLina MewrilahAlma bas Lexentale
 
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Destination
 

  • Jenomis and his son have completed their investigation into Ridorana.
  • Neither the Ridorana Cataract nor the Ridorana Lighthouse appear to have existed during the era in which the Zodiac Brave Story took place. The principal and his son have an idea why that may be, however, and are convinced a journey to the Valnard Sea will bring them closer to the answer.
  • The Prima Vista arrives at the Ridorana Lighthouse without incident, but the expedition's work has only just begun.
  • Ramza believes that with his spyglass, you may be able to locate Ba'Gamnan before it is too late.
  • You find Ba'Gamnan sound of body but bereft of reason, convinced that his loyal brothers have betrayed him to the IVth Legion. After sustaining a mortal wound during a failed attempt on Lina Mewrilah's life, the Bangaa captain enters a pact with the Duma, exchanging his soul for the promise of revenge, and then vanishing without a trace.
  • Though he knew from the outset that this might occur, Principal Jenomis cannot hide his dismay upon learning of Ba'Gamnan's fate.

Ridorana is the name of both a massive gap in the southern Valnard Sea, and the lighthouse once manned by the Royal Dalmascan Navy to prevent ships from succumbing to the cataract's currents.


I stress “once manned” as the tower has lain empty since its candlekeeps abandoned their posts after the fall of Rabanastre. But if Pharos Sirius offers any indication of what can befall a lighthouse in the absence of its caretakers...


Yes, but the real question is how all of this ties in with Ivalician legend.


A cursory examination of the Zodiac Brave Story reveals no mention of a “Ridorana.”


Yet it seemed foolish to assume that a name could not change in the centuries since the tale was writ.


So I thought to cross-reference texts on modern Ilsabardian history with our translations of the Durai Papers.


And after an exhaustive re-examination of my ancestors' notes, I discovered that there was not a single entry on Ridorana.


And while mention of the Valnard Sea was abundant, I found no reference whatsoever to any cataract or lighthouse within its waters!


...Ramza's discovery prompted me to examine the mystery from a different perspective. What if there were no mystery at all? What if, at the time of Delita's rise, the chasm did not yet exist?


There is more...but only a visit to the lighthouse will enable us to confirm our theories with any certainty.
Quest Accepted
While you were gallivanting about in Vylbrand, my father and I have been hard at work. We believe we may have discovered something.
The Ridorana Lighthouse lies far from civilization. You would be wise to provision for the trip here in Hingashi.
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

An adventurer always comes prepared.


An adventurer usually comes prepared. I shall return soon.

Of course.


Let us not tarry. If the Duma has gotten into that damnable lizard's head, we may have another fight on our hands.
Do not be fooled by my brother's false bravado. We are from a tribe of desert moogles, many of us never having seen more than an oasis pond, let alone an endless ocean. The mere sight of water should be enough to frighten him back to the airship.
Our first adventure! How exhilarating! Who invited me, you ask? Why, uh, that tall one over yonder...with the face, kupo.
We do not ask that you forgive the past actions of our leader, only that you show him the same kindness that you would anyone in need.
I am not afraid to speak what my brothers are thinking─the captain was a fool to believe that the Duma could bring back our fallen. Now his faith in legends and faerie tales will be his end.
If anything were to happen to the captain, I...
It is as Ramza said: only by visiting the lighthouse will we be able to confirm our theories.

All that I know about Ridorana, I learned during my lessons on Dalmascan geography─but no mention was made of Ivalician legend. While Principal Jenomis seems convinced of a connection, I believe I shall reserve judgment until more is known.


Beyond that, is there aught you wish to know?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Tell me of the auracite.


Tell me of the Otius.


Tell me of the Duma.


Tell me of the Ridorana Lighthouse.


Nothing.
More? Why the sudden reluctance to reveal their suspicions? A lack of certainty never stopped Ramza from pronouncing on things in the past. Or his father, for that matter.
We are bound for the lighthouse, then? Of course we are. But do not try and tell me this has anything to do with helping the Bangaa.
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I understand you are a man of many obligations, but I trust you will not leave my son down there without your steel to protect him.
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Once more onto the beach!


I will join him anon.

Well said!


Of course. But please make haste.
Why are you alone? Where is my brother!? Is he hurt!?

...Forename? Why are you not with the others? Were you not entrusted with their protection? I can only assume that they have found some manner of safe haven...and that you are here to partake of my knowledge prior to continuing with the expedition.


So...what is it that you wish to know?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Tell me of the auracite.


Tell me of the Otius.


Tell me of the Duma.


Tell me of the Ridorana Lighthouse.


Nothing.
He's dead, isn't he? I knew it. I knew it, kupo... He was so young... So young!
System
This location appears to offer an adequate view. Climb up and scan the area for any sign of Ba'Gamnan.
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Don't worry, Captain! This lot are with us! They won't hurt you!
Where in the king's name are you hiding, Captain...?
The lighthouse looks like it has seen better days. I daresay we have a handful of imperial dreadnaughts and thirty years of disrepair to thank for that.
Captain! Captain! Give us a sign!
Sh-Sh-Sh-Shivering? M-M-M-Me? My fur is s-s-simply s-s-standing on end from all the, uh...ambient aether! Yes, ambient aether in the area. C-C-Can't you feel it, kupo?
He's dead, isn't he? I knew it. I knew it, kupo... He was so young... So young!
Why are you alone? Where is my brother!? Is he hurt!?

...Forename? Why are you not with the others? Were you not entrusted with their protection? I can only assume that they have found some manner of safe haven...and that you are here to partake of my knowledge prior to continuing with the expedition.


Beyond that, is there aught you wish to know?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Tell me of the auracite.


Tell me of the Otius.


Tell me of the Duma.


Tell me of the Ridorana Lighthouse.


Nothing.
I understand you are a man of many obligations, but I trust you will not leave my son down there without your steel to protect him.
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Once more onto the beach!


I will join him anon.

Well said!


Of course. But please make haste.
...It is as we feared, then. Ba'Gamnan's soul is lost.
Quest Completed
I think my brother has had more than enough fun for one day, kupo. Perhaps it's time for a Sleep spell... All right, make it Sleep III.
According to Father, the Durai Papers speak of the auracite as a “holy stone.” But I see nothing holy in what it did to Argath and Ba'Gamnan.

A most interesting twist. I had assumed the auracite would act more swiftly upon the weak-willed, but mayhap I was mistaken. Could it be that the opposite is true? That those possessed of a strong will are more susceptible to its influence, not less? <sigh> There are so many questions...


...But we are not entirely without answers. Is there aught else you wish to know?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Tell me of the auracite.


Tell me of the Otius.


Tell me of the Duma.


Tell me of the Ridorana Lighthouse.


Nothing.
I cannot─will not─believe that there is nothing left of Ba'Gamnan in that...that creature. We can still save him. We can!
Don't you tell me he's gone! He's not! He's stronger than that! He's the strongest Bangaa you'll ever meet. He'll tear his way out of that Lucavi and crush it under his foot!
The captain's dead... I saw the light leave his eyes. And now we're alone...
I was fully prepared to fend off the abomination when he vanished, kupo... I daresay he took one look into my eyes and lost the will to fight.
Had Ba'Gamnan not stolen the Duma, he would still be alive today, and we would not be faced with confronting another Lucavi. The lizard only has himself to blame.
There can be no doubt now─in the wrong hands, the auracite is a danger to us all. Something must be done. And quickly.
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