Here Be Dragons

Mainquest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 80   Here Be Dragons
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Mist Spinach Quiche
Mist Spinach Quiche
Twilight Popoto Salad
Twilight Popoto Salad
Allagan Silver Piece
Allagan Silver Piece
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Alphinaud is keen to track down Estinien.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
  • Speak with Alphinaud in Ishgard.
  • Speak with Lucia.
  • Speak with Alisaie at the airship landing.
  • Speak with Alphinaud in the Delta Quadrant.
Issuing NPC: Alphinaud: The Lochs - The High Bank (x:36.4, y:32.1)
Type: Post-Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quests II
Unlocks: Righteous IndignationSidequest1 Icon.png
Quest: Sidequest1 Icon.pngUnto the Breach
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Here Be Dragons
NPCs Involved: AlisaieG'raha TiaLuciaEstinien

Alphinaud in The Lochs - The High Bank (x:36.4, y:32.1)
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Alisaie in The Lochs - The High Bank (x:36.4, y:32.1)
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G'raha Tia in The Lochs - The High Bank (x:36.3, y:32.1)
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Alphinaud in Foundation - The Holy Stables (x:9.8, y:11.8)
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Alisaie in Foundation - The Holy Stables (x:9.7, y:11.8)
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G'raha Tia in Foundation - The Holy Stables (x:9.8, y:11.8)
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Lucia in Foundation - Congregation of Our Knights Most Heavenly (x:13.8, y:11.3)
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Alphinaud in Foundation - Saint Valeroyant's Forum (x:8.3, y:10.7)
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Alisaie in The Pillars - The Arc of the Venerable (x:9.9, y:10.2)
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G'raha Tia in The Pillars - The Arc of the Venerable (x:12.9, y:10.1)
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Alisaie in The Pillars (x:14.5, y:11.9)
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G'raha Tia in The Pillars (x:14.5, y:11.9)
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Alphinaud in Azys Lla - Gamma Quadrant - Dreadnaught Landing (x:11.6, y:24.4)
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Alisaie in Azys Lla - The Flagship (x:11.6, y:24.3)
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Estinien in Azys Lla - Gamma Quadrant - Dreadnaught Landing (x:11.6, y:24.4)
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G'raha Tia in Azys Lla - Gamma Quadrant - Dreadnaught Landing (x:11.6, y:24.4)
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Alphinaud in Azys Lla - Gamma Quadrant - Dreadnaught Landing (x:11.6, y:24.4)
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So Estinien was bound for Ishgard...
Whatever it is that brings him home, we must hope it will keep him there long enough for us to find him. Come, there is no time to lose.
Assuming we find him, this will be my first encounter with the famous Estinien. And if he's half the man Alphinaud claims, I fully expect to go weak at the knees. Perhaps do a bit of fainting while I'm at it.
I have only visited Ishgard once before, after the devastation of the Eighth Umbral Calamity. To see the place in all its former─forgive me─in all its original glory is a tantalizing prospect indeed.
All present? Good. Let us split up and search for Estinien.
Since we're relatively new to this place, G'raha and I will look around the open spaces─the squares and markets and whatnot. You and Forename can delve into the nooks and crannies.
Very well. Let us reconvene at the airship landing later, with or without Estinien. Good luck.
I think I shall begin at the Skysteel Manufactory, so perhaps you could try the Congregation? Lucia may well have heard news of our friend's return.
It seems like only yesterday that the Dragonsong War was an inescapable fact of life here. And now Ishgard is united in healing the wounds left by centuries of conflict. Perhaps later, there will be time for us to see for ourselves how the restoration is proceeding.
I spied a few Elezen with spears, but they were all Temple Knights. None of whom had seen Estinien.
Ishgard in its prime... Would that those I left behind could see it too.
Good evening to you, Warrior of Light. Lord Aymeric sent word that you would be attending the meeting in Ala Mhigo, so I gather you have not come in search of him. To what then do we owe the pleasure of your visit?

I see. No. We were not aware Ser Estinien had returned to Ishgard, but as I expect you remember, he is wont to come and go as he pleases.

Mayhap he came seeking an audience with Lord Aymeric, only to find him absent?

In any event, I am afraid I cannot help you. Perhaps one of your companions has fared better.

Many who pass through Ishgard do so via the airship landing. Were I you, I should linger there.

Ser Estinien is every bit as elusive as Urianger suggested.

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Not to complain, but I didn't expect to find myself here again quite so soon.
So this is the Delta Quadrant, where countless dragons yet lie imprisoned...the great Tiamat among them.
Tiamat summoned Bahamut once before. She may have again─willfully or no.
It has been quite some time since last I set foot in Azys Lla, but I understand the three of you were here rather more recently. I don't suppose you chanced to meet with Tiamat during your visit?
Alas not. We had no cause to set foot here in the Delta Quadrant. But I have studied the relevant records─which is not to say I wouldn't appreciate a firsthand account of your dealings with her.
Well then, Forename is the person to ask. As far as I know, he's the only one of us to have met Tiamat face-to-face.
What will you say?
Even now, she remains a prisoner of the Allagan Empire. Let's just say, it helped that Midgardsormr was there to introduce me. ...
Ever since the end of the war with Meracydia, yes. <sigh> To have been held captive for so long...
Ah, yes! You were a friend of her father!
Some things are hard to put into words. I can only imagine what it must have been like to be the first mortal to speak with her after all that time...
I too have met with Tiamat.

After the Dragonsong War came to a close, I came here to speak with her─a wyrm who had fought her own war against man in another age.

I wished to know if she yet harbored thoughts of vengeance, and asked as much. She said no.

"My hatred for your kind was extinguished long ago.“

But the guilt she feels for resurrecting Bahamut burns on undimmed. It torments her, even now.
...I see. Then your original reason for coming here was out of concern that Tiamat had been forced to summon Bahamut.
Nidhogg is a part of me. I feel his emotions as my own. And I know that he would not allow his sister to be made a tool of evil.
In his absence, it falls to me to watch over her.
It was the Ascians who taught Tiamat the secrets of summoning...even as they supplied the Allagans with the means to capture primals. So much suffering, all of it by design.
Our grandfather sacrificed everything to protect the realm from Bahamut. We must be prepared to do the same.
The Azure Dragoons of history were the mortal enemies of the dragons. Yet now they would be hard-pressed to find a soul who understood them better.
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