Godbert

NPC Icon.pngGodbert Manderville  Seasonalachievementicon.pngSidequest3 Icon.png
  Hyur / Highlander / Male
NPC
Zone(s): Mob14 Icon.pngUpper La Noscea - Bronze Lake - Camp Bronze Lake (27-21)
Mob14 Icon.pngPlayer7 Icon.pngNorthern Thanalan - Bluefog  (23-23)
Mob14 Icon.pngWestern Thanalan - The Footfalls - Vesper Bay (12-13)
Seasonalachievementicon.pngMob14 Icon.pngThe Gold Saucer - Entrance Square  (5.0-6.2)
Affiliation: Ul'dah
Occupation: GoldsmithSyndicate Member

"Godbert the goldsmith's a Manderville man,
Smithing as only a Manderville can,
Oil him up and give him a tan,
Fit for a Mander-Manderville man!"


"Fancy yourself a Manderville man?
You would do what only a Manderville can?
Then lift your legs, and put up your hands,
Be a Mander-Manderville, man!"

A Highlander of fifty-six winters, Lord Godbert is the owner of a thriving jewelry business, the proprietor of the wildly popular Manderville Gold Saucer, and the self-proclaimed "best goldsmith in Eorzea." He has a disdain for the Ul'dahn jewelry industry, which he believes focuses all too much on the latest trends, and thus set out on a long journey to find his own style. In every region, he hunted exotic monsters for their bones, harvested pearlescent shells from forgotten reefs, pried rough gemstones from the bowels of the realm, and with these materials began to craft stunning jewelry of designs entirely his own.

Upon returning to Ul'dah and opening a shop, he found himself a man of exceeding wealth almost overnight. At present, he runs the daily operation of Manderville & Manderville, and serves as a member of the Syndicate—though he has never expressed much concern for matters of government. Nevertheless, Godbert does hire refugees for his enterprises, and does what he can to better Ul'dah through his field of expertise. At heart, he is a calm man, yet when his ire is raised, he has been known to literally fly out of control, once single-handedly laying to waste an entire party of bandits seeking to wrong the entrepreneur.

Apparently, Godbert dreams of having Hildibrand walk in his footsteps, and despite his son's adamant refusal to do so, he still wishes to impart his son with the ninety-nine secret techniques of House Manderville. Alas, Hildibrand has shown no interest in humoring his father, and Godbert can do naught but wait for his errant progeny to eventuallly come to his senses. Thankfully, he has his faithful wife Julyan's cooking to tide him over until that day comes.

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Involved in Quests (9)
Member of Organization(s) (1)


Additional Dialogue
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During The Adventure of the Fainting Goldsmith
Hrrrm...? Hreee!!! Wrath of Rhalgr, what are you doing!? Oh, it's you! He of strong-yet-tender fingers! I was lost, I freely confess it! I came to this retreat an artisan whose craft had lost its savor, enriching myself by indulging customers' grossest tastes. I was ready to suffer privations, and I did! But today... Several hours into the ordeal of the scalding water, my life flashed before my eyes. There, I saw forms exquisite─filigree masks, steel cut to shine like diamonds, graceful galleries of electrum where emeralds took the air with pearly suitors... I must return to Ul'dah, to my workshop!
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