Heroic Dreams

Mainquest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 80   Heroic Dreams
Quest
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Pickled Herring
Pickled Herring
Mors
Mors
Honey Croissant
Honey Croissant
Nightworld Silver Piece
Nightworld Silver Piece
Informationicon.png Description
Eirwel regards you expectantly.
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Issuing NPC: Eirwel: The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.7, y:10.2)
Type: Post-Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quests
Unlocks: Fraying ThreadsMainquest1 Icon.png
Requirements
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngIn the Name of the Light
Required Items
Heat Lure Icon.png Vampire Bat Fang Icon.png
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Heroic Dreams
NPCs Involved: ArkilRiqi-TioAlphinaudAlisaieRyneChessamileCrystal Exarch
Mobs Involved: Vampire Bat
Items Involved: Heat LureVampire Bat Fang

Eirwel in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.7, y:10.2)
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Arkil in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.7, y:10.2)
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Riqi-Tio in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.6, y:10.2)
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Alphinaud in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.6, y:10.2)
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Alisaie in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.7, y:10.2)
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Ryne in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.7, y:10.2)
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Alisaie in Lakeland - The Exarch Gate (x:36.7, y:29.9)
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Ryne in Lakeland - The Exarch Gate (x:36.8, y:29.9)
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Arkil in Lakeland - The Exarch Gate (x:36.8, y:29.9)
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Eirwel in Lakeland - The Exarch Gate (x:36.7, y:29.9)
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Chessamile in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Spagyrics (x:10.6, y:10.2)
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Crystal Exarch in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Temenos Rookery (x:7.1, y:9.6)
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Ryne in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Temenos Rookery (x:7.1, y:9.6)
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Crystal Exarch in The Crystarium - The Baldaquin - Temenos Rookery (x:7.1, y:9.6)
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Warrior of Darkness! If you've finished helping Riqi, won't you show us some fighting? Not play fighting, but honest-to-gods fighting?

We already have some enemies that you can deal with: vampire bats! The guards say they've become a pest around the Crystarium of late.


We tried to sneak outside to hunt them, but the guards caught us and sent us home... But they shouldn't mind if you were doing the fighting and we were just watching!
The children told us as much while you were away. And in preparation, Chessamile kindly furnished us with some lures for the bats.

While the creatures won't give you any sport, bear in mind that the younglings will be watching. That's to say: put on a good show, yes?


Right, let's head outside at once. Everyone, follow me!
A-Alisaie, wait just a─ <sigh> Come on, then, children.
I shall remain here with Riqi-Tio. The other children, I leave in your care─my unruly sister included.
What? Everyone's going outside to see you fight? <whimper> I want to watch too...
But...no! I have to study! I'll stay here and help Chessamile make the syrup!
Be careful out there, yes? But if you can't be careful, you can always come back here.
It should be safe enough for the children here.
We've heard the tales, but at last we can see you fight with our own eyes!
We've been waiting for you, Warrior of Darkness!
Everyone's here. Good. Let's get started, shall we?

As their name suggests, vampire bats feed on blood. And originally being nocturnal creatures, they've grown more active with the return of night and become a nuisance.


To draw them out, we'll use Chessamile's lures, which work by exploiting their heat-seeking behavior.


The bats are wont to nest under the eaves, so you are like to attract more if you place the lures near buildings.


I have here six lures─three each for you and me. As proof of a successful kill, I want you to gather up their fangs. Whoever collects the most is the winner!
Oh? You're hunting too?
Y-Yes, well, there's nothing like friendly competition to bring out the best in Forename!

Anyway! While we hunt the bats, the two of you are to stay with Ryne. She's really strong too, and will keep you safe.


Without further ado, then, let the contest begin!
Don't mind us. We'll be watching from a safe distance.
I won't blink! Not even once!
So the bats nest under the eaves... It's important to know your enemy!
Wow! That was amazing!
The bats didn't stand a chance!
Well fought, Forename! The children were hanging on your every move!
...As was I, to be honest. Though I know the tally, may I see your fangs for good measure?
Apologies for the wait.
My fangs. Not a bad haul, even if I do say so myself.
...Five, six, seven. Seven fangs from Alisaie.
Win Draw Lose
...Which means that victory goes to Forename, who collected <insert number collected here, one through ten>!
Bah, seems you found the better spots for the lures.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed, but you're still within reach. I'll get the better of you next time!
...Which means that we have a draw! Forename also collected seven fangs!
Argh, why does this feel even worse than losing? Just another measly fang and victory would have been mine!
Don't look so surprised! I've no intention of remaining lost in your wake forever, you know!
...Which means that victory goes to Alisaie! Forename collected <insert number collected here, one through ten>!
Hah, I did it! I bested Forename...

...In another godsdamned life! You didn't even try, did you!?


<sigh> And there I was taking it seriously... Spare me your pity next time, will you?
...So, children─you've now seen the Warrior of Darkness in action. What are your impressions?
He's incredible, miss! The bats were down before they knew it!
Our guards are strong, but the Warrior of Darkness is much, much stronger! We want to be just like him!
Good. If you're looking for an example to emulate, you may as well pick the best.
I want you to remember how you felt when you watched Forename, and train hard. Keep at it for long enough and you'll be strong too.
If you don't mind telling us, when did you decide that you wanted to become Warriors of Light?
Well, we were there listening with everyone when Ardbert appeared, but I've wanted to be strong since before I came to the Crystarium.

The sin eaters killed my father and my sister, see, and I promised myself I'd learn how to protect people one day.


Like Ardbert said, this is our home. We're the ones who have to protect it. We're the ones who have to rise up as new Warriors of Light!
What about you, Arkil?
M-Me? To be honest, I'm still not sure what I want to do.

But if my friends were in trouble, I know that I would want to help them.


And...I want to go on adventures with them. See the world together.
That's a wonderful goal.
You...really think so?

It's hard to explain...but it's something I felt when I saw the starshower the other day.


I felt as though...there was something I'd lost, and that I had to go out there and find it.
Well, for the both of you, there's nothing for it but to train. When we return to the city, I'll teach you some exercises you can do by yourselves.
Thanks for showing us your fighting skills, Warrior of Darkness! We'll never forget it!
I understand how Arkil feels.

The starshower didn't awaken me to Hydaelyn's voice. But that vision of the Final Days, of Amaurot burning...


It filled me with sadness to the very pit of my being.


Things I once knew, people I once loved, promises I once made... It felt as though long-forgotten memories were dancing at the edges of my mind. But when I try to focus on them, they simply fade away.


An effect of having a fractured soul, I shouldn't doubt. But lest you worry, I'm perfectly happy to remain fractured and have no intention of donning an Ascian mask.


<sigh> I just wish we knew what Elidibus was plotting...


Hah, but look at this pair of incurable brooders... If we're going to stand around, lost in thought, we may as well do it back in the city.


Rest assured, Ryne and I will take the children from here. Their heads will be in the clouds after meeting you, but we'll see to it their feet remain firmly planted on the ground.


...!


It's nothing. Just a dizzy spell. Seems I tried a little too hard to beat you.


I'm fine now, not to worry. I'll see you soon.
Why am I...? Was it you who called me here?
On behalf of the Convocation, I bid you welcome to our order.

At times you will stand with us. At times you will stand against us. All that you might steer mankind and the very star upon their true course.


For yours is the seat of Elidibus, the Emissary, and by this name shall your every action be guided.


So you peered into my memories... No matter. You will have found little of import

But I see you intended to summon me here no more than I intended to come. The fault is mine.


Such is the burden of hope...

What will you say?
Give back Ardbert's body. Why must you embroil the people in your plans? What are you plotting?
What fool would relinquish his weapon on the eve of battle?
I merely avail myself of such tools as I require for the conflict to come.
Come now, my plans are no mystery.
That which I do is different from that which you have done so many times, Warrior of Darkness.

I arm myself. I hone my skills. I make ready to vanquish my enemy—you.


You who have murdered my brothers—who have taken their selfless labors in service to the one true world and turned them to ash.


I see you for what you are. You are death, and only in death shall you serve any purpose.


The Convocation charged me to steer mankind and the very star upon their true course. As Elidibus, it is my duty. And I shall see it done.


I will strike you down.


Destroy you body and soul. All else must wait.


Ere long I will come for you, Warrior of Darkness. And I will save the world.


One last matter.


I bore witness to your final struggle with Emet-Selch. It seemed as if he saw something familiar in you.


As if he mistook you for another.

What will you say?
Hythlodaeus called me his "new old friend." ...
...No. I recall not of whom he spoke.
Keep your counsel, then. You spare me further frustration. As often as we have met, you have never once awakened any memory within me.
Mayhap I never knew you. Or mayhap it is another fragment lost.
Ah, I wasn't aware you already had a guest. If the conversation is constructive, I shall not intrude.

But if you seek to stir up trouble, Elidibus, then I must insist you leave at once.

Though you lack Her blessing, your soul is surprisingly dense... Hmph.
Worry not, I seem to be unharmed.

Oh,this... This is my own doing—the consequence of my recent exertions.


It is the tower's way of compensating me for the demands I have placed on it.


Rest assured, it is no great inconvenience at present. Indeed, I told Beq Lugg as much...but they would not be persuaded, and sent me away to rest.


No need to make a fuss. Strange as it may sound, I consider it something of a badge of honor.


One of the brave souls who saw me delivered unto the First once said...


That the world shall ever have a place for tales of heroism, so long as we have need of inspiration in our lives.


Though he and his fellows had no way of knowing whether their mad scheme would amount to anything, they knew that the attempt alone would inspire hope. Or so they hoped.


A more optimistic lot, one would be hard-pressed to find.


They said they would find a means to save our godforsaken world—just as soon as they had sent me on my way. Said it with such confidence that, for a fleeting moment, I half-believed them.


Such faith, such courage in the face of unrelenting despair. For a long time, it was more than I could bear to remember them.


But having come this far—having sent full many on their way myself—I see things more clearly.


To take action is to hope. To believe—to choose to believe is to take the first step towards a brighter future.


And why do I tell you this? Because I want you to indulge me in a little recklessness.


Needless to say, I have a plan. And...when all is said and done, I will ask yet another favor of you.

You're both here! Thank goodness!
What's wrong?
It's Thancred! He's collapsed!
I'm so glad I found both you and the Exarch.
The fates seem determined not to allow us a quiet moment. But come, let us have the details from Ryne.

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