Lost in the Lifestream
I have already requested an audience with the Elder Seedseer. She will receive us in the Lotus Stand presently. We need but speak with the conjurer yonder to be admitted. The Elder Seedseer is ready to receive us in the Lotus Stand. We need but speak with the conjurer yonder to be admitted.
The Elder Seedseer awaits. Pray follow me.
The Lotus Stand
Be welcome, my friends, and speak freely. I gather your suit will admit no delay.
It will not, my lady. Pray forgive the abrupt nature of our request, but it is a matter of life and death.
I see... As you say, we must needs act swiftly if we are to free Y'shtola from the ungentle pull of the Lifestream. And as you have surmised, we cannot do this unaided. However... In requesting the elementals' assistance to find Y'shtola, you must needs be aware of one difficulty─a difficulty born of the fundamental difference between man and elemental.
In perceiving the world around him, man relies upon senses such as sight and sound. For the sake of convenience, he gives names to such things as are near or dear to him. Being formed of pure aether, however, such concepts are foreign to the elementals. Instead, they perceive by observing the ebb and flow of the energies of life. So profound a division cannot be bridged with simple discourse. The elementals' voices stir not the air, and thus reach not our ears, while our words are but wind to them. Though we seers can commune with them through feelings, naught that we can impart will serve to aid them in identifying Y'shtola. Nay, they must needs be presented with aether which is akin to hers. If you could but find a family member...
Oh, I know just the person! Y'shtola has a sister who came to live in Gridania. She told me about her once.
That is most fortunate indeed! Pray seek this sister out, then, and bring her to Everschade. There, we shall petition the great ones' aid in finding your lost companion.
I was not aware that Y'shtola had a family member here in Gridania. How very convenient. Forgive me... I have grown so accustomed to being laughed at by the fates, I cannot help but mistrust them when they smile on us. We must, of course, seek the woman out at once.
If memory serves, Y'shtola's sister is named Y'mhitra. She's supposed to be a member of the Sons of Saint Coinach.
Yes? Is there something you require?
Lady Y'mhitra, it is an honor to meet you. My name is Alphinaud Leveilleur, and this is Tataru Taru.
So you are my sister's comrades in the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. When I heard that your people were being pursued, I desperately sought to reach Shtola, but all mine efforts were to no avail. Now I know why. A forbidden spell, of all things! That she should be so reckless... But what's done is done. I thank you for bringing word to me. Needless to say, I should be glad to help. Though we were born of different mothers, our veins course with the same father's blood. I hope that this will be enough for the elementals. Come, let us make for Everschade at once.
Let us begin. Raya-O, A-Ruhn─if you would. Hearken to me, O great ones. Pray give yourselves to the Lifestream, a drifting soul to find.
Please, Y'shtola... Please come back to us...
There! Now! A room has been readied at the Roost. Pray bear her thither at once. All that remains is to pray, my friends.
The Carlina Canopy
<sniff> <sniff> Oh, Y'shtola... Just seeing her face again... It's... <sniff> Oh, I've been so worried...
Let us pray that Y'shtola awakens.
I shall go to be with my sister at the Roost. My conjury skills should be of some use in caring for her.
- If the player already knows Y'mhitra due to the Summoner storyline, Tataru will say, "If memory serves, Y'shtola's sister is named Y'mhitra.
...Oh, you know her, do you? Well then, that ought to make things easier!"
- If the player already knows Y'mhitra due to the Summoner storyline, she will say, "Greetings, Forename. What brings you here today? I see that you have companions."