Meeting the Neighbors

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   Meeting the Neighbors
Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png48,000 Gil Icon.png658
Optional Rewards
 Allagan Silver Piece Icon.png x5 
Informationicon.png Description
Lady Laniaitte is eager to get to more important business.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
Issuing NPC: Laniaitte
The Sea of Clouds -Cloudtop -The Rosehouse (16-37)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: Made to OrderSidequest1 Icon.png
Sense of UrgencyMainquest1 Icon.png
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngAn Indispensable Ally
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Meeting the Neighbors
NPCs Involved: Marielle
Mobs Involved: Vuk'noii GunduLan'noii GunduNat'noii Gundu
NPC Locations
Laniaitte in The Sea of Clouds at (17-37.4)
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Marielle in The Sea of Clouds at (15.4-37.8)
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Sidequest4 Icon.png Marielle in The Sea of Clouds at (15.4-37.8)
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  • Instead of listening to her expound at greater length, Lady Laniaitte would rather have you gain firsthand experience of the Vanu Vanu. To that end, she sends you to speak with Ser Marielle, who could use your assistance.
  • Though Ser Marielle describes the Vanu as birdmen, she is quick to clarify that they are nothing like the Ixal. She marks several locations on your map and bids you stand watch in case the Vanu are nearby.
  • As expected, you spy several Vanu during your patrol and are forced to drive them off. Report all that has transpired to Ser Marielle.
  • Another day, another foiled attack by the Vanu. Ser Marielle is somewhat disappointed to learn that your patrol was not uneventful, but glad that you had no difficulty dispatching your foes.


The Rosehouse[edit]

Now that Emmanellain is out of harm's way, we are free to discuss matters of actual import, such as our struggles with the Vanu Vanu. We first encountered the Vanu several years ago, when we had just begun to explore the Sea of Clouds. After an exchange of pleasantries and gifts, we received permission to construct a permanent lookout post. There was peace between our peoples for half a year, until suddenly, for reasons unknown, their attitudes towards us changed. They began to attack our foraging parties without provocation, forcing us to rely more heavily on supplies flown in from Ishgard.
...But words are no substitute for firsthand experience. Go and see Ser Marielle─she could use your assistance. Rather than listening to me go on and on, I think you would benefit from firsthand experience with the Vanu. Speak with Ser Marielle─she'll be expecting you.

Master Surname, I presume? Lady Laniaitte told me you were coming. I hear tell you've never faced a Vanu before? Well, spend enough time on patrol and you're sure to cross paths with them eventually. These birdmen are native to the floating isles. I say “birdmen,” but they're not at all like the Ixal—unless that Ixal's mother was a gigas. Here, let me mark several locations on your map. If you discover any Vanu in these areas, kill or drive them away. For all I know, you may find nothing. If so, let us consider it an auspicious omen...
Finished with your patrol? Anything to report? Heh, maybe it was too much to hope for a day without a skirmish. At least I can take solace in the fact that Halone has blessed us with a mighty ally.
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