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The Satrap of Radz-at-Han

«Tipping the Scale

In the Dark of the Tower»

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Picked an odd time to be traveling, didn't you? Well, if there's anything you need to know, ask away.
First, we must inform everyone of the situation, Nidhana's colleagues included.
I'll call them together for a gathering...but I think it would be best if you were the one to explain.
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Oh, Nidhana... <sob>
Can...can you answer me this...

Though Nidhana is trapped in the tower, she's still alive, yes?

Then we must make warding scales. As many as we can.

The prototype works perfectly. This, Nidhana proved at peril to herself.

So let us make more scales, that she and all those who were taken might be saved!
Aye! As alchemists, this is how we will help win the fight!
My friends, the satrap has been made aware of the tragedy.

He offers his heartfelt condolences, and reiterates his pledge to provide you with all that you require. To that end, he bade me give you this linkpearl, that he might personally discuss the production of the warding scales with you.

And for our Eorzean visitors, I bear an invitation.

In her report, Mistress Nidhana noted your vital contributions to the talisman's creation.

This fact came to the satrap's attention, and in recognition of your deeds, he wishes to meet you.

In addition to thanking you in person, he would also discuss further avenues of collaboration.

And so, if it is agreeable, will you not accompany me to Radz–at–Han for an audience with His Excellency?
We should be honored, of course. Closer cooperation between our lands can only be to the benefit of all.
Then it is settled. Please come to the gates east of the Giantsgall Grounds, and I will show you into the city.
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Quest Accepted
I heard what happened at the tower. Would that I could help bring my colleagues back safely...

My apologies, but given that the city is currently in a state of alert, I cannot let you proceed past this point.
Of the satrap, I only know the common tidbits. That though the position is hereditary, he is not considered a sovereign. And that, despite possessing considerable authority, he wields it sparingly.
Given the esteem in which the locals hold him, however, it's safe to assume he's good at his job. We could do far worse for an ally.
Be it here or in Eorzea, all share in the desire to deliver the captives. Thus united, I pray that we may join in common cause with the satrap.
When last I visited, the city was brimming with life. I expect the tower has dampened the mood somewhat.
All present? Then let us proceed.

Owing to the threat of the tower, the city is currently in a state of high alert, and strict restrictions are in place for entry.

Though you have been granted special permission, I ask that you remain close to me at all times.
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A vast rock squats upon Thavnair, and to its stony surface clings the city of Radz-at-Han.

Ye who enter here are subject to the scrutiny of gods─the gate's most watchful eye.

The orb which beholdeth the truth of all things.

Pass beneath its hot and piercing gaze, bearing down like a second midday sun.

The fragrant haze is a mixture of sweet incense and acrid smoke. The cries of merchants mingled here with lively melodies accented by dancers' feet.

Travelers seduced by vivid sound and colors were once swallowed up by patchwork streets.

But no such scenes to savor now. To what somber present does that divine eye bear witness?
Here we are: Meghaduta.
It seems a shame to bring you here directly. Under normal circumstances, it would have been my pleasure to show you the sights.
And it would have been our pleasure to see them. Alas, it seems our tour of the city will have to wait.
I am afraid so. Come, we should head inside.
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Your Excellency, may I present our honored visitors.
Ah, splendid, most splendid!
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Ahewann, satrap of Radz-at-Han.

Our alchemists tell me your assistance was invaluable in the creation of the warding scale.

Such deeds ought to be recognized in person, thus did I have young Varshahn convey you here forthwith. On behalf of my people, may I express to you our sincere gratitude.
What will you say?
But Nidhana, she was taken... Not everything went to plan.
A regrettable incident, indeed.
I assume you speak of Nidhana? A regrettable incident, indeed.
Her colleagues insist that we honor her wishes, and trust in the talisman─that it will be instrumental in saving Nidhana and the others.
I am eager to hear your opinion on the matter, so let us not stand on ceremony. Come, sit.
I think not.
This charade has gone on long enough. Show yourself.
Forgive me, but were you expecting musicians perhaps? There are no performers waiting in the wings at present, but arrangements could be made if you'd prefer─
Nah, he hath the right of it─the time for artifice is past. Raise the curtain.
As you wish.
You travel as assistants to the Students of Baldesion, but you are known to me.
Even here have we heard of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.
I am Vrtra, and for years uncounted hath this isle served as mine abode.
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That we should encounter one of the first brood in such a circumstance...
If our course of action is decided, let's not tarry.

That meeting took a rather unexpected turn, but we now have a clear objective ahead of us.

Let us rejoin our comrades in Sharlayan, and muster a suitable crew for our foray into the Tower of Zot.

Oh, and if you haven't already done so, be sure to attune to the aetheryte here before departing. Unless of course you enjoy violent nausea...

Vrtra and his alchemists have prepared us for our foray into the tower. What we may accomplish within its twisted halls remaineth to be seen.
That Arkasodara languish in Telophoroi chains doth forewarn us of the nature of our foe—'tis the gods of Thavnair who will be summoned to thwart us.
The conflict between Nidhogg and I is in the past, and though they were brothers, it has no bearing on my view of Vrtra.
Above all else, he is a leader of men, not an enemy. He would hardly dedicate his life to this endeavor if he bore our kind any ill will.
Just as I was getting used to balmy Thavnair, we're back in chilly Sharlayan... Take care not to catch your death, eh? We need you for the battles to come.
If 'Estate Visitor' quest is incomplete. If 'Estate Visitor' quest is complete.
Now then, your investigation here remains, but when that's over, we can take stock of all of the developments and discoveries.
Now then, everyone appears to be here, so let us take stock of all the developments and discoveries.

Quest Completed
I returned by way of Kytte's experimental aetheryte, yet I must say, it was far less taxing than our first attempt. And apparently, we need only ask if we wish to use it again.
Now, I'm not terribly eager to repeat the experience... But if you're willing to test your aetherial fortitude for the sake of technological advancement, then who am I to stop you?