Flying the Nest

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 57   Flying the Nest
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png38,400 Gil Icon.png502
Guaranteed Rewards
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Informationicon.png Description
Guna Vanu wishes that he could choose his family.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
  • Ask about Gunu Vanu's whereabouts.
  • With the chat mode in Say, enter a phrase containing “Wake up!” to rouse Gunu Vanu.
Issuing NPC: Guna Vanu
The Sea of Clouds -The Blue Window -Ok' Zundu (10-14)
Type: Sidequest
Unlocks: Growing PainsSidequest1 Icon.png
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngBlack and the White
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Flying the Nest
NPCs Involved: Ganu ValiConu VanuHinu Vali
NPC Locations
Guna Vanu in The Sea of Clouds at (10.6-14.8)
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Ganu Vali in The Sea of Clouds at (9.6-14.2)
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Conu Vanu in The Sea of Clouds at (11.2-13.5)
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Hinu Vali in The Sea of Clouds at (11.2-13.6)
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Gunu Vanu in The Sea of Clouds at (15.1-10)
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Sidequest4 Icon.png Gunu Vanu in The Sea of Clouds at (15.1-10)
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  • Guna Vanu tells you the tragic tale of his brother Gunu Vanu, who is on his way to being the only member of the Zundu to fail his rite of passage eight times. Another failure would ensure their family's place as a laughing stock in the tribe's history, and Guna Vanu begs you to help his brother pass his rite─but first you have to find him. Find out where he could be by asking the Vanu of Ok' Zundu for his whereabouts.
  • You have asked about Gunu Vanu's whereabouts and it seems that he enjoys lazing about and shirking responsibility more than the average Vanu Vanu. He spends most of his time napping under a shade or in a warm sun beam. Once you find him, with the chat mode in Say, use your keyboard or the software keyboard to enter any phrase that includes the words “Wake up!” to rouse Gunu Vanu.
  • Gunu Vanu wakes up in a panic─it was as entertaining as promised. He expresses joy and agreement at your offer to help him with the initiation rite, although it is still doubtful how much work he will actually do.

The Sea of Clouds[edit]

The Blue Window[edit]


Netherling's coming is fortuitous as late-season rains. Guna Vanu─and Guna Vanu's family─faces desperate times. His brother verges on failing Ok' Zundu's rite of passage─again! All Vanu Vanu in Ok' Zundu must undergo rite of passage for respect of others in tribe, otherwise no better than nestling! Brother fails trials seven times, must try for the eighth time soon. Eight times! No Vanu Vanu ever fails trial eight times. If brother fails again, gales of laughter from others in tribe shame family until day sun in sky no longer burns. Guna Vanu sees netherling help others like wind which brings seeds to bloom, and Guna Vanu would ask for his help as well. Rites of passage rules very strict, but Guna Vanu has plan. Rules forbid aid from other members of tribe, but say nothing of netherlings! Help my brother, and quell impending storm of derision our family faces. Brother's name is Gunu Vanu, and he roosts...
...Ah, Guna Vanu knows not where. Brother's temperament changes faster than breeze in autumn. Ask other Vanu Vanu and seek him out, or Gunu Vanu stays nestling forever!
Gunu Vanu too lazy to go far from Ok' Zundu. Ask other Vanu Vanu to seek him out, help pass the rite of passage at last!
Netherling seeks out Gunu Vanu? He is skilled at two things─finding shade for napping and running away when chief gives work. Newborn hatchling works harder than him.
Gunu Vanu never where he should be. While other Vanu work, Gunu Vanu soars like griffin in his dreams. Conu Vanu not see him since sunrise.
Netherling finds Gunu Vanu easily─look under every tree in village! Gunu Vanu follows shade as sunset follow sunrise. Say to Gunu Vanu “Wake up!”, and netherling come to know true meaning of panic.
Look where breeze blows coolest and shade is deepest─Gunu Vanu dozes there.
Other Vanu Vanu work, Gunu Vanu catches up on sleep. Keep ears open for thunderous snores.
Only thing Gunu Vanu good for is to laugh at─watch him fly into panic when you tell him “Wake up!”

The Blue Window[edit]

Gunu Vanu rests eyes, thinks of great offering to elder shaman... So much work, so sleepy... Shade not big enough for such great nestling...
...Ah! Gunu Vanu awake, yes, he is! Gunu Vanu works, works hard─ A netherling!? No wings, fleshy beak...not Vanu, certainly! Netherling should not sneak up on Vanu Vanu that slumbers, claws cut sharper than fierce gale.
...What? Gunu Vanu's brother sends netherling to help with rite of passage? Gunu Vanu passes rite and is no longer a nestling!? Heavens shine on Gunu Vanu this day─worry of failing eight times weighs heavy on heart...
...But now with netherling's help, Gunu Vanu casts off weight and soars higher than any in Ok' Zundu imagines!
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