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.