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Meet the Tholls

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 78   Meet the Tholls

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Tristol: Kholusia - The Duergar Mountains - The Wet Whistle (x:19.1, y:17.7)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Tomra

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png78A Gigantic UndertakingMainquest1 Icon.png A Gigantic Undertaking (Level 78)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 78)

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Experience Points

Dwarven Mythril Leg Gear Coffer (IL 415)
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Tristol knows people who may be able to assist in your search for ore.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with the Crystal Exarch.
  • Speak with Xamott.
  • Speak with the dwarf observer and undertake the trial.
  • Speak with the dwarf observer again and undertake the true trial.
  • Speak with Xamott.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png78A-Digging We Will GoMainquest1 Icon.png A-Digging We Will Go (Level 78)
071221.png70All for the BoomSidequest1 Icon.png All for the Boom (Level 70)
071221.png70Beneath the BeardSidequest1 Icon.png Beneath the Beard (Level 70)
071221.png70Brew as the Tholl DoSidequest1 Icon.png Brew as the Tholl Do (Level 70)
071221.png70Distract and RescueSidequest1 Icon.png Distract and Rescue (Level 70)
071221.png70Goggeo and ThollietSidequest1 Icon.png Goggeo and Tholliet (Level 70)
071221.png70Killer on the LooseSidequest1 Icon.png Killer on the Loose (Level 70)
071221.png70Knocking the KnockersSidequest1 Icon.png Knocking the Knockers (Level 70)
071221.png70Short on CourageSidequest1 Icon.png Short on Courage (Level 70)
071221.png70Too Sweet to EatSidequest1 Icon.png Too Sweet to Eat (Level 70)
071221.png70With Ale Due RespectSidequest1 Icon.png With Ale Due Respect (Level 70)
071341.png70A Disagreeable DwarfFeaturequest1 Icon.png A Disagreeable Dwarf (Level 70)
071341.png70Word about KomraFeaturequest1 Icon.png Word about Komra (Level 70)

  • Tristol knows people who may be able to assist in your search for ore.
  • Tristol informs you that a dwarven family known as the Tholls have long mined this land, and none know its bounty as well as they. If you explain to them your situation, the painter is confident that they would be willing to cooperate in your search for ore. Thus do you and the Exarch set out for the village of Tomra to seek an audience with its chief, a dwarf named Xamott.
  • At the entrance to Tomra, you and the Exarch are greeted by a boisterous dwarf. Having traded lali-hos to his satisfaction, he reveals himself to be none other than Xamott. While he is keen to assist any endeavor that will restore peace to their home, he will only help you find the ore if he is certain you will put it to good use. To that end, he requires that you undertake a trial most tricksy, and invites you into the village to learn more.
  • Xamott informs you that, when dwarves of his village come of age, each of them must prove their readiness to take to the mines. This they do by undertaking a traditional trial─the curiously named 3-D MineRunner. In this trial, you are given a slingshot, which you must use to shoot the dwarf who wears a different helm from that of the Tholls. When you are ready to begin, you are to report to the observer nearby.
  • The dwarf observer takes you to the rooftops, where you have a practice run of the trial. The next time will be the actual trial, where failure is a possibility.
  • With your combination of discernment, diligence, and dexterity, you succeed in passing the dwarves' trial. The observer instructs you to return to Xamott, that you might get on with the business of putting an end to the strangeness that racks the land.
  • Impressed with your showing in the trial, Xamott declares that he will place his faith in you and help you to find the ore you seek for the Talos heart.

A quest for the Talos's heart... This presents an unexpected opportunity.
Ideally, a Talos heart should be made from ore found in the selfsame region as the stone for the chassis. Let's see what Tristol can tell us.
I'm glad Tristol was willing to lend us an ear. It's but a small step, but I pray this will pave the way for reconciliation.
If you seek material for the Talos's heart, I know people who may be able to assist.

They are the Tholls, a dwarven family that have long mined this land. No one knows its bounty as well as they.

If you explain your situation, I'm sure they would be willing to cooperate. Indeed, 'twas one of them that showed me the secret tunnel to the top of the cliff.

You will find the Tholls at their village to the northwest, a place called Tomra. When you arrive, seek an audience with Chief Xamott...and do not forget to greet him with a hearty lali-ho!
Permit me to join you, Forename. I would keep my joints limber, and mayhap I can provide some manner of assistance.
I'll leave the heart to the two of you, then. The variety of ore doesn't matter so long as it's rich with aether.

I'll aim to have my design complete by your return.

If aether-rich ore proves elusive, we can make up for it with quantity. The Stoneworks had techniques for such situations.
Is the Exarch unwell? Do take care out there.
After the Ladder stopped moving, the Tholls used secret tunnels to move freely around the island. While they mostly keep to themselves, they are a friendly folk.
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So this is Tomra...

Seldom do we see the dwarven folk at the Crystarium. To now be in the presence of so many...

I shall enjoy not having to crane my neck for a change.
What will you say?
Lali...ho? What did you just call me!?
Ah, a rousin' greeting! You've clearly been practicin'!
What sorry excuse for a greeting was that!? Where's your heart, lad!? Your stones!?
It's a greeting, lad! A lali-ho for a lali-ho─that's that way it works!
Come, let's try it again!
What will you say?
Lali-hoooooo! L-Lali-ho!
Hmmm, not bad, not bad. But there's room for improvement.
If Player's race is anything but Lalafell. If Player's race is Lalafell.
Anyroad, now that we've observed common courtesy─who are you and what're you doin' here?
Anyroad, now that we've observed common courtesy─who are you and what happened to your helm?
At the recommendation of the denizens of Amity, we have come to seek the aid of the Tholl family. May we speak with Chief Xamott?
Why, yes you may! I am Xamott, and I bid you welcome to Tomra!

If it's the folk of Amity what sent you here, you must have quite a tale to tell. Come, let's hear it!

Well, well! And there I thought those below had no fight left in 'em!

Havin' said that, it's not like we know how to deal with that floatin' volcano and all them sin eaters neither.

If you're serious about restorin' peace to these parts, though, we'll gladly lend you a hand.


The kind of ore you seek's precious to us too.

If I let you have it only for you to bungle things up and squander it, like, no amount of ale will wash away my chagrin.

First, I need to make sure you're worthy─by means of a trial! Aye, a trial most tricksy, passed down through the line of Tholl!
And what is this trial?
Heh heh heh... Come with me and I'll tell you all.
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What could this trial be...?
Heh heh heh... Listen well.

As you know, we're a minin' folk. And in the minin' life, danger's a constant companion.

So, when we come of age, each of us must prove our readiness to take to the mines.

This we do by undertakin' a trial what tests the three traits all good miners can't do without: discernment, diligence, and dexterity. We call it...3-D MineRunner!

Now, look on my helm. Mark its features well. You'll be given a slingshot, which you must use to shoot dwarves as wear helms what are different.

I've already made the necessary arrangements. When you're ready to take the trial, report to the observer nearby. Best of luck to you!

Aye, take a good look at my helm. The pair of magnificent horns. It's the mark of our clan, and if you see it─for goodness' sake, stay your hand!
Well, I am pleased that the trial isn't needlessly dangerous. Though the dwarves who are our targets may beg to differ.
Would you care to do the honors, my friend? It scarce needs to be said, but you are best suited of the two of us.
Lali-ho! You must be the challenger the chief mentioned. I'll show you to the rooftop at once.

As I'm sure you've been told, in 3-D MineRunner, you use a slingshot to shoot them as wear the wrong helm. Let's begin with a spot of practice, eh?

Aye, that's the way!

Next time, it's the trial for true. Let me know when you're ready, eh?
I shall pray for your success.
Good form there, lad, but that was only practice. The actual trial's a deal harder!
Ready for the trial? Right this way, then!

This time, there'll be them as wear the right helm. You shoot them, you fail, so look carefully afore you let the stone fly!

Well done, well done! The trial never lies─you've got what it takes to be a miner!

Run along back to the chief, now, and get on with puttin' an end to all this strangeness of late!
Welcome back, Forename. Though such a trial must be as a relaxing diversion compared to your usual endeavors, it was still an impressive display.
Oh, no need to worry about them as you struck. They wouldn't have felt it through their armor.
That was some impressive shooting, lad! Consider me satisfied!
Aye, 'tis plain you didn't come this far with luck alone. So I'll place my faith in you, and help you find the ore you seek.
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