In the Footsteps of Bardam the Brave

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 65   In the Footsteps of Bardam the Brave

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Hien: The Azim Steppe - Onsal Hakair - Bardam's Mettle (Landmark) (x:11.3, y:11.2)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: The Dawn Throne

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071201.png65A Trial Before the TrialMainquest1 Icon.png A Trial Before the Trial (Level 65)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 65)

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Experience Points

Yol Whistle
Tigerskin Coat of Fending
Tigerskin Coat of Maiming
Kudzu Tunic of Striking
Kudzu Tunic of Scouting
Heavens' Eye Materia V
Heavens' Eye Materia V
Miscellaneous Reward

Dungeon Icon.png Bardam's Mettle (Level 65)

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Hien is ready to undertake the challenge of Bardam's Mettle.
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  • Enter Bardam's Mettle.
  • Speak with Lyse.
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071201.png65The Children of AzimMainquest1 Icon.png The Children of Azim (Level 65)

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  • Hien is ready to undertake the challenge of Bardam's Mettle.
  • If you are to participate in the Naadam and fight alongside the Mol, you must first be recognized as a warrior of the Steppe. To earn this honor, you will be required to complete a rite of passage involving walking in the footsteps of the legendary Bardam and taming a yol. Steeling yourselves, you and your comrades set forth upon the peril-fraught path of the hero's namesake.
※Challenge Bardam's Mettle with other players via the Duty Finder, or with a party of NPCs via Duty Support. Both systems are accessible from the main menu as well as the dungeon's entrance point.
  • At the end of a strange and bewildering journey through Bardam's Mettle, you manage to tame a wild yol in the traditional fashion. Trial complete, you leave with your comrades.
  • You emerge back at the entrance, breathing a sigh of relief. Wondering what happens next, you turn to speak with Lyse.
  • Suddenly recalling the whistles entrusted to her by Cirina, Lyse brings them forth, handing one to you. With a blow, you summon your respective yols, which circle in the skies above in acknowledgement of your new bond. There can be no doubt: you are now warriors of the Steppe.

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<huff> <puff> This is it! The real trial!
Tread softly. We are for hallowed ground, and the kami are restless...

Nothing left but to begin, then.

To complete the trial, we must pass through Bardam's Mettle and each tame a yol. How precisely we are to do this, I am not sure, but since countless warriors before us have succeeded, I imagine we'll muddle through somehow...

But enough talk! We have a Naadam to win!
Quest Accepted
Bardam's Mettle Now Accessible
First the trial, then the Naadam, then Doma, then Ala Mhigo! We'll be back home before you know it!
Quite frankly, if I cannot convince a large bird to follow me, then what hope do I have with the Xaela? Or my own countrymen, for that matter.
I have stood upon more battlefields than I can count and lived to tell the tale. No bird will be my downfall!

Duty Commenced
The Dusk Visage
Thus spoke Nhaama: "Hunters in whose veins flows moonlight, show me your mettle!"
The Dusk Visage
Pass, blood of my blood, for you are of the Dusk and of the Steppe.
The Dawn Visage
Thus spoke Azim: "Hunters in whose veins flows sunlight, show me your mettle!"
The Dawn Visage
Pass, blood of my blood, for you are of the Dawn and of the Steppe.
Yea, you who would walk after Bardam! He who was strong as the earth, swift as a horse, brave as the thunder!
You who would become Warriors of the Steppe!
With death will you dance!
The first trial is upon you...
Be not deceived by demons...
Two failures are yours to bear... All will be held to account... All will know the end...
You have failed two trials. Prepare for your punishment!
Trial Failed!
You have failed Bardam's trial.
First Trial Overcome!
The second trial is upon you...
Be not tempted to rest, but fly across the Steppe as the wind...
Second Trial Overcome!
The third trial is upon you... Be not afraid of falling stars...
Third Trial Overcome!
Yea, you worthy successors of Bardam! Yours is the Steppe and everything in it!
When the Left Wing is defeated

The left wing is shattered!

When the Right Wing is defeated

The right wing is shattered!

Duty Complete
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I should've known you'd be the first to make it through.

I'm assuming you had no trouble? Good, good. I managed somehow, as you may have guessed.

Looks like Hien and Gosetsu are still in there, though. Nothing for it but to wait, then.
Whats the matter, Gosetsu? Don't tell me you've thrown our your back.
One fiendish contraption after another... I shall not soon forget that place.

Well fought back there, Forename. Things got hairy at times, but I knew we'd manage!

Oh, right. I've still got those whistles Cirina gave me.

Here's yours. I suppose we ought to give them a try like she said.
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Up there, look!

I think that means we've won them over. That one there is yours, right? The other one is mine. Awww...

So that's that, then! We're officially warriors of the Steppe!
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Quest Complete

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