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Dramatis Personae

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   Dramatis Personae

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Keiten: Kugane - Kogane Dori (x:12.2, y:12.4)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Kugane → Kogane Dori Markets

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071201.png70Stormblood (Quest)Mainquest1 Icon.png Stormblood (Quest) (Level 70)

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

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Keiten knows of someone seeking your acquaintance.
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071341.png70A City FallenFeaturequest1 Icon.png A City Fallen (Level 70)

  • Keiten knows of someone seeking your acquaintance.
  • Lina Mewrilah and a young maid by the name of Alma seek not only your acquaintance, but your aid, as well. Follow the pair to the airship landing to learn more.
  • It appears that Alma will only speak from the safety of her airship, currently berthed in the skies above Kugane. Approach Lina Mewrilah when you are ready to board the shuttle.
  • Lina informs you that the theater barge belongs to the Majestic Imperial Theater Company, of which Alma is a member. Speak with the young girl in the tiring room.
※Future visits to the Prima Vista can be made by speaking with the shuttle pilot stationed at the airship landing.
  • You learn that the Majestic Imperial Theater Company was forced to flee the Empire after its founder and principal, Jenomis cen Lexentale, refused to cease his criticism of the government. There is, however, more to the story...and if you wish to hear it, you will need to proceed to the bridge.
  • Jenomis apparently believed that the Zodiac Brave Story─a legend known to all Garleans─was more than a mere bedtime tale, and set off to the Royal City of Rabanastre in the recently annexed Kingdom of Dalmasca hoping to prove his theory. Contact with the principal, however, was lost soon after his departure, and he has not been heard from since. Speak with Jenomis's son Ramza on the bridge to find out your role in proceedings.
  • Ramza is planning an expedition to locate and rescue his father, and your assistance has been grudgingly accepted. Speak with the youth again when you are ready to depart for Dalmasca.

Welcome, milord. There is a young maiden here who would speak with you.

Miss! The adventurer has arrived!
And here he is! The liberator of both Doma and Ala Mhigo in the flesh! I am Lina Mewrilah, correspondent for The Raven. You may recognize me from my exposé on the secret lives of the Homunculi.
Quest Completed

Is there...a problem?

Mujih? That would be my sister. People mistake us all the time. Same profession, you see, and we do bear a passing resemblance. When last I heard, she was still assigned to the Botanists' Guild in Gridania, poor thing.

But enough small talk. It's not for nothing that I've been standing here since yesterday morning on the off chance you'd pass by.

No, I'm here because─ Actually, it's best you heard it from Alma. I am but an observer.

Alma, come! I've found him!
(- Alma -)
Is this the adventurer of whom you spoke?
Indeed it is.
Quest Accepted

As I said before, I think it better we continue this conversation in the privacy of the young lady's barge. It's not that I don't trust anyone's simply that I don't trust anyone here.

Gate guard Minegumo has been instructed to look out for you. In future, speak with him when you wish to gain admission to the docks.
I have never been one to meddle in the affairs of my clients...but if I were, I would say that you would be a fool not to follow those two back to their airship. Call it...a feeling.

Thank you for coming, Forename.

You're probably wondering why I've summoned you to an airship...and a Garlean one at that. Allow me to explain on the shuttle.
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You should speak with Lady Lina.
The Prima Vista serves as both stage and home to the Majestic Imperial Theater Company.

You can keep that dirk in your drawers. No one here is a member of the imperial army, nor are there any spies within the least, no known spies...

Ask anyone and they will readily attest: the Majestic Imperial Theater Company are the finest practitioners of the dramatic arts to be found anywhere on the Three Great Continents...and beyond!

They have admirers throughout the Empire and its territories─and even boast a sizable following in Gridania, hence my assignment to their story.

It is a little-known fact, outside Garlemald at least, that the late emperor was a devoted patron of the arts who supported various theater troupes to the tune of much coin.

Indeed, Solus was so enamored of the Majestic players that he ordered the construction of this very airship, that the troupe might perform in every corner of the Empire.

When his grandson took the throne, however, everything changed.

Now, all theater troupes domestic and foreign must submit their works for approval by the central imperial board of censors. If a play is deemed vulgar or inflammatory, it is banned and the troupe denied their writs of transit. The worst offenders? Well, they are never heard from again.

This policy has effectively left playwrights with one of two options: compromise their creative integrity to curry favor with His Radiance, or put down their quills altogether.

The principal of the Majestic, however, chose a third option: to express his disapproval for the new emperor's policies obliquely, in ostensibly unpolitical works.
(- Alma -)

Pray forgive me for my earlier outburst. I am Alma bas Lexentale, daughter of Principal Jenomis cen Lexentale.

Mayhap you have heard of my father's latest play, The Zodiac Brave Story? On the surface, it is an innocent retelling of a well-known Garlean faerie tale─hardly worthy of the censors' attention. But beneath, it is something quite different. A fact the censors failed to spot when they approved the manuscript for public performance.

The play quickly became a huge success. The commonfolk loved its fantastical story, while the learned classes appreciated its true message.

By the time the imperial board of censors realized their mistake, it was too late. No longer in a position to prohibit the performance outright without admitting fault, they took aim at the company's purse strings instead.

Before long, noble patrons began to withdraw their support, fearing to be associated with the troupe. And by the end, even the learned felt compelled to feign ignorance. By bleeding the Majestic of their funding, the censors robbed them of their voice.

And...none of this has made it any clearer as to why you're here. Right.

Allow me, Lina.

I've known Jenomis since we were students at the Magitek Academy. When I heard his daughter was in Kugane looking to enlist the aid of an adventurer, I felt compelled to give her your name. Sorry for not announcing myself sooner, old friend.

Jenomis and I were from different worlds, but that only served to fuel our friendship. Many were the nights we would prattle on into the wee small hours─warm flagons of peated ale numbing our minds to the other's naive ideologies. Yet, no matter where our conversation began, it would invariably end with him telling me how he was going to change the Empire from the inside out. The troupe was to be his path into the people's hearts.

Even after the Empire forced him from his home, Jenomis never gave up hope that his work might change the world.
Art will ever strain against artificial bounds and borders! Man-made walls and misguided wars! It is in such times of uncertainty that we must needs embrace our calling and take to the skies so others might do the same!
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Welcome to the Prima Vista, the most luxurious theater barge in all the land!
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Master Garlond seems to think highly of I will withhold judgment until after Dalmasca.
Quest Completed
Cid didn't bid me farewell! This is going in my write-up!
Oh, how I miss my father...
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