Hope Springs Eternal
The Sea of Clouds
If Lord Emmanellain is going to demand a more dangerous duty, then I expect Lady Laniaitte will want you to accompany him. Aye, you might as well speak with her sooner rather than later. There's no use avoiding the inevitable. You ought to go and see if Lady Laniaitte needs you to keep an eye on Lord Emmanellain. I've nothing else for you at the moment, in any case.
Master Surname! Lord Emmanellain has just informed me that “mere sentry duty” is beneath him. I understand we have you to thank for this epiphany? Well, there's nothing for it but to give him something more demanding, then. Can I count on you to keep him safe? Excellent. We are in constant need of fresh water in Camp Cloudtop, as there are no underground sources we can tap with wells. However, there is a unique variety of crystal we have recently discovered which may enable us to obtain water through other means. These spring crystals can be found in Voor Sian Siran, to the east of here. I would have you and Emmanellain bring one back to us. You may have to contend with the feral beasts which populate the lakes, not to mention Vanu scouts ranging from their nearby settlement. Of course, that all pales in comparison to keeping the young lord entertained, but you have doubtless grown accustomed to that by now. Good luck, and be safe. As before, I ask that you brief Emmanellain on his mission in my stead. I think he may find the task more palatable coming from you.
I'll have you know I trained with some of the finest instructors in Ishgard! You and me, we could march right into a Vanu stronghold and give them all what for!
Oh dear, oh dear...and just when everything was going so well...
Hm? Lady Laniaitte told you to tell me about my mission once again? If I didn't know any better, I'd swear she's avoiding me! Anyway, what is it?
Hm? A request from Laniaitte? Why didn't she think to ask me in person? Surely she must see me standing here but a few yalms away... Oh, never mind. What is it?
"A vital mission, on the success of which the very survival of Camp Cloudtop rests: the procurement of potable water."
"Go and fetch a spring crystal from the floating lakes to the east. With me."
Again with the silent treatment? Really now, that's just mean. That's mean!
Voor Sian Siran
I had heard the minstrels' tales of these lakes, but I never honestly believed that they were real!
So this is the Voor Sian Siran of legend. And nary a Vanu in sight. How disappointing. I could do with some sport. I know! Why don't you and I make it a competition? Whoever finds the superior specimen wins! Honoroit shall judge our entries on size, purity, and, say, aesthetic sensibilities! Let us begin at once!
I wish he would have at least stayed within sight...
Ah ah ah! This area is mine! You'll have to look elsewhere for your inferior specimen!
Ah, Master Surname. Have you brought your entry for the contest? My understanding of such things is...limited, but can this truly be used to draw moisture from air like water from a pump? Fascinating...