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If I Could Turn Back Time

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 60   If I Could Turn Back Time
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Hildibrand: The Dravanian Forelands - Avalonia Fallen (x:19.4, y:21.1)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Anyx Trine

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071341.png60The Proud and the Pointy-eyedFeaturequest1 Icon.png The Proud and the Pointy-eyed (Level 60)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 60)

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5,000
Gil
Guaranteed
Gigi (Item)
Achievement
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Hildibrand wishes to entreat your aid in a matter of grave import.
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Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png70A Hingan Tale: Nashu Goes EastFeaturequest1 Icon.png A Hingan Tale: Nashu Goes East (Level 70)

Journal detail hr1 08.png Items Involved
Salamander Oil
Salamanderville
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HildibrandNashu MhakaraccaCyrJulyanGodbert
 

  • Hildibrand wishes to entreat your aid in a matter of grave import.
  • Hildibrand Helidor Maximilian Manderville, agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire, has formally petitioned you and the others for aid─a rather meaningless formality in light of the fact that all present came for that very reason. The party is gathered and your purpose is clear. “To Zenith, and to Gigi,” the inspector bellows.
  • The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Hildibrand, having recently been forcibly interred in the earth, has yet to regain his strength. Fortunately, his mother Julyan has come prepared with salamander oil, the perfect cure for aching muscles─muscles which you have been chosen to massage with gentle ferocity. But first, it must needs rub the oil on the inspector's skin. Or else it gets the suplex.
  • The inspector's skin shimmers in the pale moonlight. Or the bright sunlight. Time and weather notwithstanding, there is rather a lot of shiny. Now it falls to you, he of the strong-yet-tender fingers, to relieve your dear comrade of the aches which ail him so.
  • So strongly you knead the flesh of Inspector Hildibrand in your eagerness that he nearly faints from the experience. Manderville men are made of sterner stuff, however, and he quickly recovers, proclaiming that the fires of righteousness burn anew in his breast. Yet Godbert would spur his beloved son to greater feats of Mandervillian strength with the power of Salamanderville. An ancient legacy of House Manderville, this most sacred of oils shall see one shine with the brilliance of a thousand suns. Once more, you are granted the honor of anointing the inspector, and you rise to the occasion, your heart fair swelling with pride.
  • The vial of Salamanderville has been spent, but your strong-yet-tender fingers are not. Hildibrand's muscles cry out for your ministrations, and you, ever the soul of compassion and generosity, are doubtless eager to oblige.
  • With passion and fervor you massage the oily inspector, eliciting such groans of ecstasy that under more dubious circumstances would make passersby blush and depart with all due haste. This is only the beginning, though─harder, better, faster, stronger!
  • A lesser man might be satisfied with this most vigorous kneading you have administered. Yet Hildibrand is no ordinary man. As he continues to flex for all and sundry, he cries out to the very heavens that he has not even begun to pose.
  • Full of vim and vigor, Inspector Hildibrand leads you and the others to Zenith, where he confronts the Grand Sers once more. The rejuvenated warriors look on you in disdain, proclaiming that they have a dragon to slay. When it becomes apparent that Hildibrand will not go quietly, they execute a spectacular and strangely familiar attack...but when the dust at last settles, Hildibrand remains standing. The young father implores his wayward and pointy-eyed son to give up his futile quest before it claims his life. Alas, in a fit of rage, the mammet once more reasserts his ability to return anyone and everyone to their ideal form, and brings his magicks to bear on Hildibrand himself...but to no avail.
Gigi knows not what to make of his failure, leading the inspector and Cyr to explain that the true nature of his powers is not to turn back the hands of time, but to make manifest his ideals─to remake the world and everything in it as the mammet sees fit. Once Archmagus Quan understood that Gigi already saw him as perfect, he realized the only way to achieve his goal of immortality would be to erase the memories of the mammet he had come to view as his last remaining family. Unable to do so, he came to terms with his inevitable death. However, before he passed, Archmagus Quan decided that the only way to protect Gigi from those who would seek his powers was to take his memories after all, and leave him free to begin a new life─a new story all his own.
Unsurprisingly, Dorys and her comrades have no intention of surrendering the mammet, and make one final attempt to kill you and the others by sending several tonzes of ancient masonry crashing down upon your heads. But in that instant, Gigi rises into the air and uses the last of his remaining aether to return all to the way it should be: Zenith restored, you and your comrades safe, the Grand Sers their natural age, and Hildibrand unconscious.
As all struggle to come to terms with this new yet familiar state of affairs, Hildibrand rises and resolves to resume his adventures, and is duly delivered into the air by his dear mother after choosing his words poorly. Cyr is relieved to discover that Gigi is not forever lost, but may one day reawaken once he has regained sufficient aether. However, the former inquisitor is also acutely aware that the life he once led is forever lost. Fortunately, the inspector left behind a smashing gazebo that Julyan is more than willing to let him look after until her son comes back down.
  • With no choice but to leave the Grand Sers and Gigi in the care of Lord Godbert, Cyr leaves to make arrangements for his new life in Idyllshire. Before he departs, however, he invites you to come and see him when next you pass through the settlement so he can properly thank you.
  • Cyr introduces to you a new friend─or rather, reintroduces: Gigi, in a somewhat more compact form courtesy of Lord Godbert's modifications. While the mammet does not speak and has yet to regain its former consciousness, Cyr and the goldsmith believe that if he were to accompany you and share in your grand adventures that it might hasten his recovery.
For all his recent troubles, Cyr appears to be a man at peace. No longer bound to serve a cause he did not believe, he is free to begin anew as a consulting inspector, much like the man whose gazebo he has taken as his own. Though your time together is at an end, he hopes that your paths will cross again someday, and he prays that the Fury will bless and keep you in your travels.
※The next Hildibrand quest will be available from the conspicuously inconspicuous man in Kugane once you have met the following requirements:
※ You must have registered a product key for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood to your service account.
※ You must have completed the main scenario quest “Stormblood.”

I, Hildibrand, agent of enquiry, inspector extraordinaire, do hereby ask you all to aid me in rescuing my son and putting a stop to the Grand Sers' machinations!
You know, there's really no need for all that. We came because we wanted to help.
I, Nashu, faithful assistant, maker of explosives extraordinaire, do hereby present to you this fresh change of clothing!

Capital! I knew I could count on you, Nashu! I shall change en route!


Come, my friends! To Zenith, and to Gigi!
Quest Accepted
At least we found the inspector, right?
After finally achieving peace after a thousand years of war, they want to kill Hraesvelgr? That doesn't make any sense!
He looks well enough, but I wonder...
Watching Hildy learn and grow as a father reminds me of my own trials and tribulations...

Make ready, my friends! The final battle with the Grand Sers is at hand!


Hurgh... 'Twould seem my wounds were more serious than I thought. I fear I am in no condition to confront our foes. There is but one thing that could restore me to my former indomitable self!
Don't you worry, I've got some salamander oil right here. Shall mummy give her baby boy a massage?
Oh, my dearest mummy─ahem, mother dearest! I would not impose upon you─not when my ever-loyal associate, Forename, stands ready to minister to my muscles!
Don't tell me you're embarrassed! Let mummy take care of little Hildy's hurts.
Quest Completed

My dear wife, I know you mean well, but let Forename handle it. Theirs is a bond which transcends time and space and personal boundaries.


My dear wife, I know you mean well, but let Forename handle it. I can personally testify to the healing talents of his strong-yet-tender fingers.
If that's the way of it... I'm countin' on ye, Forename.
Let us brook no further delay! Come, my friend! Coat my body in oil, as you have done many a time before!
His disguises may be amazing, but nothing beats the classic inspector look!
Huh... To think that I stand in the heart of Dravanian territory. Me. How long ago was I scouring the streets for heretics...
Spendin' too much time at this high altitude can't be good for my skin...
I say, what brilliant craftsmanship! How did they manage...
Why do you hesitate? Have we not done this time and time again? Oil me up, man!
Oooh, how it soothes my aches and pains! Quickly now─knead it into my flesh! Knead as you have never kneaded before!
I wish Inspector Hildibrand would let me oil him up!
...You may as well get on with it.
Oh, the memories...
Salamander oil massages are something of a Manderville tradition─one I hope to pass on to little Gigi someday...

Ahhh, the rel─ Gah! Such furious kneading! I applaud your enthusiasm, but mayhap I urged you to excessive force!


Hah...hah... Nay, you were in the right. Already the gentle warmth begins to spread throughout my body. The fires of righteousness burn anew in my breast...

Hold, my son! Though your passion is renewed, you may yet be spurred to greater feats of Mandervillian strength!


Derived from the purest essence of salamanders─the ancient legacy of House Manderville! Salamanderville! To you, my beloved son, now become a proud father, I bequeath this most sacred of oils!
Salamanderville!? Could it be that the legends were true!?

Your muscles shall shine with the brilliance of a thousand suns! No mortal man will have the power to do you harm! Verily it is so, for by its grace did I once weather the slings and arrows of a bandit horde and bring my hammer of justice to bear upon their wicked heads!


The time has come, Forename. Take this oil and help Hildy become the Manderville man he was meant to be!
I wish Inspector Hildibrand would let me oil him up!
...You may as well get on with it.
Oh, the memories...
Salamander oil massages are something of a Manderville tradition─one I hope to pass on to little Gigi someday...
I...I am ready for my final oiling, Forename!
Oh... Ohhh... Oh! The Salamanderville! How it flows into every nook and cranny! Quickly now, lay your hands upon me! Massage me with all your might!
But Inspector Hildibrand's already so shiny I think I might go blind!
...You may as well get on with it.
Oh, the memories...
Salamander oil massages are something of a Manderville tradition─one I hope to pass on to little Gigi someday...
Urrrgggh! Yeeeeees, yes! That's the spirit! I can feel it building and rising, rising!
But Inspector Hildibrand's already so shiny I think I might go blind!
...You may as well get on with it.
Oh, the memories...
Salamander oil massages are something of a Manderville tradition─one I hope to pass on to little Gigi someday...
Hurrrggghhh! Such passion, such fervor! I am the inferno unbound, the tempest unleashed! But I have not yet begun to pose!
But Inspector Hildibrand's already so shiny I think I might go blind!
...You may as well get on with it.
Oh, the memories...
Salamander oil massages are something of a Manderville tradition─one I hope to pass on to little Gigi someday...

Raaarrrggghhh! I am...I am a Mande...Mander... MANDERVILLE MAAAAAAAAAN!!!


Hah...hah... That Salamanderville is...my word. I have never felt so alive! Such vibrant colors, such intense sounds, such─<sniff> <sniff>─fragrant smells!


Mother, Father, Forename. 'Twas your oils and your strong-yet-tender fingers which opened my eyes to the glory of creation. I am a gentleman inspector reborn!


Onward, to Zenith! No matter the laws of nature they pervert or the limits they break, the Grand Sers can do naught to stop me!
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But Inspector Hildibrand's already so shiny I think I might go blind!
...You may as well get on with it.
Oh, the memories...
Salamander oil massages are something of a Manderville tradition─one I hope to pass on to little Gigi someday...

I suppose there's nothing for it but to leave the Grand Sers to Lord Godbert, and for me to see to Inspector Hildibrand's gazebo...


I'd like to thank you for everything you've done. If you find yourself in Idyllshire, come and see me. There are a few arrangements that I need to make, but I can't imagine that it will take that long for me to settle in.


Thank you, my friend. Until we meet again.

Looking back on the course I've run, it's hard not to think of the man I was and feel ashamed.


Before I took on this case I had only left the capital a handful of times. The rubbish I believed, the “facts” I considered unassailable. Fury take me, what a fool I was.


If I hadn't met you, and the inspector, and Gigi, I would have never realized how much I had come to hate my job. Nor would I have discovered how much more satisfying it is to seek out the truth─the whole truth.


One might say that getting labeled a heretic and having to flee Ishgard is the best thing that could have happened to me. After all, now I am free to start a new life here in Idyllshire as a consulting inspector...


Ah, but enough of that. There is someone I would like you to meet.


Lord Godbert made some modifications, as you can see. His smaller size should allow him to absorb aether more effectively over time. We thought that, if he were to travel with you and share in your grand adventures that maybe...maybe it would hasten his reawakening...


Thank you, my friend. I do hope our paths cross again someday. May the Fury bless you and keep you.
Quest Completed
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