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Full Steam Ahead

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 77   Full Steam Ahead

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Magnus: Amh Araeng - The Central Hills of Amber - The Dragging Tail (x:12.4, y:16.7)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Twine

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071201.png77Have a HeartMainquest1 Icon.png Have a Heart (Level 77)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 77)

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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Magnus is grinning from ear to ear.
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Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png77CrossroadsMainquest1 Icon.png Crossroads (Level 77)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved

  • Magnus is grinning from ear to ear.
  • Repairs to the Talos are complete, as are preparations for your voyage. Eager to enjoy the fruits of his labors, Magnus leaves with Thaffe and Jeryk for the Mount Biran Mines to perform a few final checks and plot your route to Nabaath Areng. He bids you join them when you are ready.
  • Before long, Minfilia will come face-to-face with the original Oracle─the real Minfilia. But despite her understandable trepidation, she assures you of her commitment to see her journey through to its end. With both Thancred and Urianger also ready to set off, you have only to speak with Magnus to proceed.
  • You board the trolley, but Minfilia quickly notes Urianger's failure to follow suit. He duly insists you continue without him, that he might inform Alphinaud and the others of your progress. After a short farewell, the Talos is set into motion, and the trolley begins racing down the tracks. The gate to Nabaath Areng opens without incident, but an unwelcome sight awaits you on the other side─Ran'jit.
  • With a single blow, Ran'jit topples the trolley, sending you and the others tumbling in all directions. Struggling to her feet, Minfilia pleads with him to let you pass, but her words only serve to send him into a rage. He moves to strike her down, but is prevented by Thancred at the last moment. Eyes aflame, the Scion commands Minfilia to leave while he contends with Ran'jit. After a moment's hesitation, you take Minfilia with you southward, the clang of steel ringing out behind you.
  • At long last, you have arrived at Nabaath Areng. Within awaits the Oracle. Minfilia steels herself as you press onward, still unsure how this reunion with her kindred spirit from the Source will end.

I only want what's best for her. If only she could see that...
<sniff> I'm fine. Really. It's just been a long day.
Magnus maketh ready for our departure even as we speak. Might I prevail upon thee to inquire as to his progress?
You've done us a kindness far greater than we deserve. Thank you. I mean it.
Just thinking about the trolley speeding down the tracks, gears whirring─gods, I can't stop smiling!
It's been years since I've seen a Talos in such fine shape. Would that Agna was here to see it. Or our son...

I was ready to let her dreams die down there in the mines. Even after you'd found the leonine, I refused to believe it could work. Gods, what a fool I was.

But I tell you now─I'm going to take good care of this Talos. For both their sakes. On behalf of my family, and all the miners of Twine, thank you.

Well, enough chitter-chatter. Let's get you lot to Nabaath Areng, eh?
Everything seems to be in order. I take it the Talos's presence resolves the issue of the gate?
Hm? Oh, that. Yes.
It's designed to open at the Talos's approach.
Then we can finally go to Nabaath Areng.
You certainly can. All that remains is a final check of the control box over at the mines.
You hear that, boys? Get that Talos over to the mines, and keep a close eye on it around the curves. Understood?
Yes sir!
Let us repair to the mines, then.
Before we go...

While you were away with Forename, I prepared an extra set of cartridges for you.

And this one. It's the practice cartridge you gave me.

I know I should've thrown it away ages ago, but I've been adding a little extra to it every day. After so many charges, I'm honestly not sure what it will do. But I wanted you to have it. For luck.
Minfilia, I─ Uh...
We should hurry. Magnus and the others are probably wondering where we are.
I know what you're thinking, and I will talk to her. When the time is right.
All appeareth ready for the grand departure. But one task yet remaineth...
Luckily, Thaffe and Jeryk didn't spend the last few years trying to drink themselves to death, and had the good sense to maintain this stuff. I'll have to thank them later.
Ever since we got the Talos moving again, Jeryk has been acting strangely. Perhaps strange isn't the right word. More...overexcited. But as long as he gets the job done, I suppose I can't complain.
Is this not the most beautiful sight you've ever seen? Oh, if only I could capture this moment in a painting, or even a quick pencil sketch.
Hey, you seem pretty good at...everything. You wouldn't happen to be an artist too, would you?
So this is it. We're finally going to Nabaath Areng.

I've thought long and hard about what to say to her. To the real Minfilia.

I hoped when the time came I would know, but with every step we take I feel more uncertain.

That's no reason to give up, though. Not when so much is at stake.

Thank you, all of you, for helping me to get here. Now, let's not keep Magnus waiting.

One last step... I'm glad to be taking it with you.
There you are. So, what do you think?

A little primitive-looking, I'll admit, but Daedalus Stoneworks has always favored a simple, intuitive design, and that philosophy has served us well enough.

Much of the trolley network uses single tracks, making it easy for the Talos to navigate them as needed.

And plotting a route is so simple, even we can do it, which makes for fewer accidents in transit.

Speaking of which, are you ready to board?

Travel to Nabaath Areng?
Yes No
All right, then. Watch your step.

Start of voiced cutscene.

Thou must needs carry on without me.
The path to Nabaath Areng lieth open. Whilst thou travelest thither to the south, I would apprise Mistress Alisaie and the others of our progress.
Magnus. Will the gate close immediately after the trolley passes through?
No, it will stay open until someone closes it manually. Built that way to prevent any untimely accidents.
Then you and the others can meet us in Nabaath Areng after giving the Eulmorans the slip.
Ah, Urianger...
Thank you. For everything.
If you've finished with your good-byes, I suggest you grab hold of something. Be a shame if you took a tumble.

The tracks beyond the gate aren't in the best of shape, so the trolley can only go as far as Amh Malik.

Ah, that must be the gate.

Well, so far so good... that─ Ran'jit!

You're a stubborn old swine, aren't you...
One who has mastered Gukumatz fears not the blackest pit or the fieriest hell.

Your deeds in the east did not go unnoticed. Long have I lain in wait, and sure enough, you did not disappoint.

Had you only sworn fealty to Lord Vauthry, you would have no cause to skulk about like frightened animals.

You will remain as you are, while I dispatch these villains.
No! I won't...! I won't let you!
You forget to whom you speak! Who armed you? Trained you? Fought and killed a thousand sin eaters with you!?

And when you were inevitably cut down and lay lifeless in my arms─who sought out your successor to carry on the futile struggle again and again!?

We seek to bring peace to what is left of this shattered land, while these mad fools would only bring further chaos down upon us!

Do not be deceived, child! Only by Lord Vauthry's hand will this dying world know a sliver of salvation!
I don't know about the world...but I never asked to be saved.

However much it hurts, and however hard it gets, it's my life, and I want to live it on my own terms!

And those “mad fools” you want me to abandon? The ones I've traveled with, fought with, and may one day die with─they feel the same.

So no, I will not be deceived! No matter what you say, I refuse to believe it's all for nothing!

They're everything to me. All I have and all I need. And I would gladly do anything for them.

Let us pass, or kill me. I'm not leaving here without them.
How dare you! Very well─if you would cast your lot with villains, then you shall share their fate!
I heard what you said. And I'm sorry for all the things I've left unspoken.
You have to go. Now!
Thancred, no─
Go! Do what you came here to do.

I'll not have you waste that newfound resolve on me.

I leave her in your hands. Hurry!

Not another step! Your fight is with me.
You think yourself her protector!? Hah! As if a whelp like you could be a better father to her than me!

End of voiced cutscene.

Battle Dialogue[edit]

Whatever it takes, I swear I will end you.
Hmph. You lie to yourself as you lied to her.
Aye, I lied. Kept secrets. But no more. She deserves better.
A life of pain? Of ceaseless conflict and despair?
There is no escape!
This is going well...
Beast of my blood, answer my call!
Rend my foes and ward their blows.
Hah, so you really are a monster.
Better a monster than a deceiver. A spinner of foolish dreams and false hopes.
There is no folly in hope!
...I said as much myself, once. I was wrong. Never again.
You but delay the inevitable!
Dammit! I need time to line up a clean shot.
I suppose if there's no other way...
There is no escape!
When will you learn?
When you're dead and buried!
Yield now and I will grant you a quick death.
But we've only just begun.
What is this foolishness?
Not good...
The strain is more than I remember... At least now I can get that shot.
I tire of these games...
Show yourself!
Now I have you!
You would court death for mere parlor tricks?
<pant> <pant> ...My life would be but a small price to pay.
Then pay it you shall!
You never understood her.
She is not a bird to be locked away in a gilded cage.
And you presume to be her protector. Pathetic!
Looks like I'll have to use it again, then.
Again with these tricks!?
Urgh... Hold still, damn you!
No quarter!
Now I have you!
You have played your hand far too early, boy.
There is no escape!
This has carried on long enough, wouldn't you agree?
Why do you persist in this folly?
Is that all?
Minfilia's last cartridge... Have to... <pant> <pant> ...make it count...
There you are!
Gah! But how!?
Fools to a man!
I'd hoped you would fall for it a third time...
Urgh... Though two times was... <pant> <pant> ...perhaps already too many...
No more tricks? Then let us finish this.
<pant> <pant>
Is that all?
But you've not even seen the grand finale.
Just...a little more...
One...last...disappearing act...
Were you not struggling to stand I might think you serious.
Oh, I am deadly serious.
Fool! You think the shadows will save you?
There is no escape! Do you hear me!?
Just...a little more...
Face me!
Thank you, Minfilia...for this precious gift...
To hell with you!!!

Start of voiced cutscene.

You would have her suffer and die. I would spare her that fate!
That is not for you or anyone else to decide─ever again.

Not a single day doesn't go by that I don't think about all you ahve given me. Countless memories and moments I took for granted... Gods, you grew up so fast. But you had to, didn't you? For those you had lost. For those you could yet save. A world teetering on the very brink of oblivion, for which you gave your everything without hesitation... Your kidness, your compassion, your love... Then and now...
— Ardbert

One last time, with a little help. I'm so proud to have been a part of your life...
Oh, Minfilia...

End of voiced cutscene.

This is the place, Forename. This is where she stopped the Flood.

The last time I was here, when I felt her presence overwhelming me...I tried to pretend it wasn't happening─to just...turn away.

But I can't turn away now. Not this time. For Thancred and the others, I have to face her.
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