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In the Beginning, There Was Chaos

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   In the Beginning, There Was Chaos

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Jessie: Rhalgr's Reach - Rhalgr's Reach Aetheryte Plaza (x:13.5, y:12.5)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Rhalgr's Reach

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071341.png70Test World of RuinFeaturequest1 Icon.png Test World of Ruin (Level 70)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 70)

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Miscellaneous Reward

Raidicon.png Alphascape V1.0 (Level 70)

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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Jessie greets you with a mix of enthusiasm and concern.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Cid at the Yawn.
  • Speak with Cid.
  • Speak with Cid.
  • Use the Duty Finder to enter Alphascape V1.0.
  • Use the Duty Finder to enter Alphascape V1.0.
  • Speak with Alpha.
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071341.png70And Like Fire Was His ManeFeaturequest1 Icon.png And Like Fire Was His Mane (Level 70)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
JessieCidAlphaIronworks Hand

  • Jessie greets you with a mix of enthusiasm and concern.
  • Jessie welcomes you with the report of a new anomaly at the Yawn, and news of Cid's recent activities. The chief engineer himself arrives some time after, and, despite the dwindling size of your team, you agree to travel to the Yawn and begin another expedition into Omega's realm.
  • You leap into the Yawn once more, and enter the rift alongside Cid and Alpha.
  • Omega floats down to greet your arrival, confirming Cid's assumption that the experiments have indeed reached the final stage. The machine seems puzzled at the engineer's decision to bring the “obsolete” Alpha along with you, but makes no further objections as you follow Cid to the entrance of the new test world.
※In the event that you leave the Interdimensional Rift, you may re-enter by speaking with the Ironworks hand at the Yawn.
  • Although spared another evaluation of your combat prowess, you stand poised to enter the next test world with precious little information on your next opponent. You discover only that your foe is powerful, ancient, and known by the ominous name “Chaos.”
※Alphascape V1.0 can be accessed via the Duty Finder.
  • You have bested the towering Chaos, and brought tranquility to the test world. Only Omega itself remains...
  • You have returned to your base of operations in the rift, but not before Cid was required to convince a frustrated Omega to delay an unexpected battle against the Father of Dragons. Speak with your companions, and discuss what is to come.
  • Your return is greeted by a distressed Alpha, and the seemingly disembodied voice of Cid. The engineer sounds unharmed, but has been rendered invisible to your gaze...

Good timing, Forename. There's been another anomaly detected at the Yawn.

Assuming previous instances are anything to go by, this energy fluctuation is another of Omega's so-called “invitations.”

If you don't mind waiting a moment or two, then we can discuss things with Master Garlond. He should be here soon.

Hmph. The chief should be here by now.

I bet my stock in the company he's fiddling with that research data...

...Hm? Well, I suppose I should explain, even if the chief might prefer me not to share.

After your last run-in with Omega, Master Garlond had some research notes smuggled in from the Empire. From Garlemald.

The notes are part of Midas nan Garlond's legacy, who was, of course, the chief's father and the Empire's preeminent engineer.

The incident at Bozja you know of it?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
Do you know of the Bozja incident?

I know of it.

Never heard of it.

I suppose you would. Even outside the Empire, the tale was a famous one.

Midas built a tower to harness Dalamud's power, and it brought annihilation upon the entire town in which it was built─that isn't the kind of event you can simply brush under the rug.

Bozja was an imperial fortress city. It was there that Midas constructed the lunar transmitter─a device built to communicate with Dalamud.

Emperor Solus had ordered Midas to devise a means to destroy primals, and so he sought to harness the power of the red moon...

The project was a failure. Oh, he succeeded in controlling Dalamud all right, but the immense energies emitted from the satellite vaporized not only the transmitter, but the entire town in which it was built.

And as you can imagine, the job of sifting through the rubble afterwards was no pleasant task. Master Garlond was slated to assume his father's position as head engineer, but this disaster─added to his opposition to the Empire's path of conquest─convinced him to abandon his homeland.

The chief has wanted nothing to do with the lunar transmitter, or the data used to create it. Until now.

I think he means to put that research to use in your conflict with Omega. In fact, given the time frame, there can be no other explanation.

Listen to me, Forename. The chief's genius is plagued by a great deal of apprehension.

But even so, once he makes a decision, he doesn't do things by halves. When the time comes, he'll come through for us. You have to believe that.
Sorry I'm late! Was a little too focused on my work, and lost all sense of time...
That's no excuse, Chief! What have I told you about being punctual to staff meetings? In any case, I've shared the situation at the Yawn with Forename here.
Good, then you know that Omega is likely ready to continue with its tests. Shall we go and knock on the door?
But, Chief... Biggs and Wedge aren't fit for fieldwork yet. And the chirurgeon's given Nero strict orders to stay abed.
And what of Midgardsormr? Still taking his nap, is he?
That leaves only you, Forename, and Alpha. Maybe it's time I joined the expedition...

No, Jessie, I need your talents elsewhere. There's a half-built device in the workshop that I need you to finish putting together.

I've drawn up the design, and completed the core mechanisms─the final assembly should pose no problem for an engineer of your abilities.

A new device? Does this mean you used the─?

Ahem. Whatever you say, Chief. I'll have it ready and waiting for you. Just be safe in there.
Right, it's back to the rift for us! Let's finish these experiments, and bring the fight to Omega itself!
Quest Accepted
Are you ready, Forename?
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Ready to put an end to this.

Maybe I should do this alone.

Aye, there's no room for hesitation. We press on, come what may.

Come now, we're in this together. And if you'll just indulge me a little longer, I do have something of a plan...

What about you, Alpha? All set to go?
Kweh kweh, kweh!
That's the spirit! Let's dive right in, shall we?
I'll do my part in the workshop. You just concentrate on surviving the rift!
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Into the rift we go!
Enter the Interdimensional Rift?

I have our base camp up and running. You can dive into the final test world whenever you wish.

As for the world's inhabitant, Omega has generously provided us with a basic profile.

Your opponent's name is “Chaos.” The first heroes defeated this evil in a conflict that took place so long ago I'm having trouble separating myth from history.

...Unless of course, this is an entity from another reality, as were the denizens of the Sigmascape. In which case, it may be pointless to even attempt to confirm the details.

What is certain, however, is that this Chaos stands triumphant over a roster of truly monstrous test subjects. It promises to be a grueling battle, but one which will open the gate to fighting Omega itself!

Alpha, you and I will need to provide support for Forename. Will you be my assistant?

...You're bothered by what Omega said earlier? You think you're responsible for dragging us into this mess?

Trust me when I say this is not your fault. We were the ones who awakened Omega, and we're the ones who need to deal with the consequences.

By the way, do you still have that card you used to boil water in the kettle?

It's been brought to my attention that I'm a spoiled blue blood who can't even refill a pot without constant reminders. If you could take charge of that, then it would be most helpful.

'Tis inconvenient without Midgardsormr here to translate his chirping...

Still, the best medicine for his worries is for you to win this next contest. Let's show him we're on top of things, eh?
to you, sir. Will you be descending into the Yawn?
Enter the Interdimensional Rift?
I wonder what Nero would have to say about this Chaos fellow. Ancient technology is his specialty after all, and by default he's learned a thing or two about the mythology and history of bygone eras.
Kweh... Kweh!
to you, sir. Will you be descending into the Yawn?
Enter the Interdimensional Rift?
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to you, sir. Will you be descending into the Yawn?
Enter the Interdimensional Rift?


Kweh-kweh, kweh!
Alpha seems distressed, and Cid is nowhere in sight...
(- Cid -)
Forename, I'm right here. I don't think you can see me, but I'm standing next to Alpha.
Quest Completed
to you, sir. Will you be descending into the Yawn?
Enter the Interdimensional Rift?
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