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My Power, My Pleasure, My Pain

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   My Power, My Pleasure, My Pain
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Jenomis cen Lexentale: The Prima Vista Tiring Room (x:5.9, y:6.1)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Kugane → Airship Landing (Kugane)  →  Shuttle Pilot

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071341.png70UninvitedFeaturequest1 Icon.png Uninvited (Level 70)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 70)

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2,480
Gil
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Something is on Principal Jenomis's mind. Unfortunately, it is not what you think it is.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Shamani Lohmani in Wineport.
  • Speak with Byrglaent.
  • Speak with Gegeruju in Costa del Sol.
  • Speak with Shamani Lohmani.
  • Speak with Drest.
  • /soothe the shaken Drest.
  • /comfort the crestfallen Drest.
  • Search nearby for an empty wine bottle.
  • Take the empty wine bottle to Shamani Lohmani.
  • Deliver the bottle of “Dalmascan” wine to Gegeruju.
  • Deliver the bottle of Suhd Viandja to the wandering dramaturge on the Prima Vista.
  • Speak with the wandering dramaturge.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png70DesireFeaturequest1 Icon.png Desire (Level 70)

Journal detail hr1 08.png Items Involved
Empty Dalmascan Wine Bottle
Lea Monde Valens
Suhd Viandja Rosé
Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
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Maps
Jenomis cen LexentaleRamza bas LexentaleShamani LohmaniWandering DramaturgeByrglaentGegerujuDrestP'ebalohCompany Belle
 
Journal detail hr1 08.png Objects Involved
Discarded Bottle
 

  • Something is on Principal Jenomis's mind. Unfortunately, it is not what you think it is.
  • Taking full advantage of the loose end at which you find yourself, the Majestic's self-proclaimed “wandering dramaturge” has requested your aid in fetching─ahem, procuring him a bottle of wine, preferably rose-themed.
  • Wineport vintner Shamani Lohmani knows of a wine that might tickle your client's fancy, but sadly cannot claim to have a bottle in his cellars. Yet he also knows that if anyone could, it would be his friend and rival (but mostly rival) Byrglaent.
  • One would hope Byrglaent's vintages contain less pith than his reply to your request for a bottle of Suhd Viandja. But at least the vitriolic vintner was kind enough to point you in the direction of one who might take pity on your plight─prodigal plutocrat Gegeruju of Costa del Sol.
  • But of course Master Gegeruju has a bottle of vintage Suhd Viandja, and of course he will not part with it...unless, that is, you bring him a bottle of Dalmascan wine in exchange. As for where to find a wine so rare, only a blind Lalafellin vintner might know. Fortunately, you know just the man.
  • Against his own better judgment, Shamani Lohmani suggests that you speak with a veteran of the Dalmascan conflict, Drest, to see if he might have a bottle of his homeland's finest.
  • Drest is handling the trauma of witnessing his home nation being reduced to rubble about as well as one might expect. A soothing gesture might help to quiet his demons.
  • Drest is handling your soothing gesture about as well as one who witnessed his home nation reduced to rubble might. Will a comforting gesture work any better? There is only one way to find out.
  • Sufficiently comforted by your words, Drest is blessed with a rare moment of spiritual solace in which he recalls a heartfelt memory of his wife and her queer habit of collecting the corks of empty wine bottles─bottles not unlike the one he once discarded in a midden heap under the Severed String.
  • You discover an empty, yet corked, bottle of wine that could be Dalmascan. The blind vintner of Wineport should know more.
  • Thanks in part to the faint scent still lingering on the cork, Shamani Lohmani is able to confirm beyond doubt that Drest's empty bottle did indeed contain Dalmascan wine. Sadly, however, the vintner believes that Gegeruju is unlikely to accept a lingering scent in exchange for the Suhd Viandja. Luckily, Shamani Lohmani is, for once, not the only other soul in the winery, as Hancock of the East Aldenard Trading Company just happens to be visiting Eorzea on business. Having eavesdropped on your conversation, he proceeds to offer up a most wicked solution: fill the empty bottle with a Hingan red and pass it off as a genuine Lea Monde Valens. He even provides you with a bottle of the suggested substitute, free of charge. Though Shamani Lohmani vehemently disapproves, he quite literally turns a blind eye to your brazen act of counterfeiture. All that remains is to make the exchange.
  • Hancock's scheme is a success. Oblivious to the bottle's true content, Gegeruju keeps his end of the bargain and presents you with a bottle of vintage Suhd Viandja rosé.
  • Upon delivering the finely fermented fruits of your labor to the wandering dramaturge, he tells you it is, in fact, a gift for his wife─none other than the company belle─to celebrate the day the two first met.
  • Satisfied with your effort, the dramaturge offers you both his thanks and a little something for your trouble. He is also eager to inform you that while you were away, Principal Jenomis was able to discover further information regarding Ridorana.

Ridorana is proving to be quite the enigma. With every answer comes countless new questions. This may take longer than I expected.


But you are doubtless eager to know why I requested your presence. Our resident dramaturge mentioned there was something he wished to ask of you. As my work here is far from complete, I wondered if you might not indulge the man while you wait?

“There's few so loath to take their rest Than 'venturers without a quest, For shorn of work to give them worth,

They soon become a source of mirth.”
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
then delete me
What will you say?

Quoth the man idling in an airship.


Adventure will find me in time.

Touché! I shall leave you to your devices, then!


Oh, but it has, my friend. It has! My colleagues tell me that if one in this land ever needs an item fetched that you are the man to speak to. I find this philanthropic compulsion fascinating, and so─in the interests of research into my next play, let's say─I seek to put said compulsion to the test... Assuming you are game, of course.


Bring me a bottle of wine. Ah, but not just any wine. Make it rose-themed. And make it Eorzean. I've had my fill of the bitter blends offered here in the East.


Where to start? Oh, if only there were some port where thirsty Eorzeans went for their wine, you would surely be there speaking with its foremost blind Lalafellin vintner, and not here with me.
Quest Accepted
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.

<sniff> <sniff> Soy and spice...sprinkled with a subtle soupçon of the steppe. You have traveled far, my friend. What is it you seek here in Wineport?


...A rose-themed wine? You would be hard-pressed to find a wine that did not display some hint of rose, so we can assume that your client was not referring to a desired bouquet. Perhaps a name, or a label, or─


A bottle. Yes, I seem to recall a certain vintage rosé sold in crystal bottles with a single red rose on the label. Alas, I have nothing as rare amongst my personal stock. As for who might...well, there's always Byrglaent, I suppose.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.

Pah! Only an uncultured fool would select a wine based solely on its bottle!


As it happens, however, said fool would be undeservingly rewarded with one of Vylbrand's best wines were he to select a vintage Suhd Viandja. Not that your client would have the palate to properly appreciate its depth and complexity.


But let us dispense with the pretense. You are the fool in question, and do not bother to deny it. A fool who has aimed too high. One of your standing could live a thousand lifetimes and still not amass the wealth required to purchase even an empty bottle.


...Oh, price is no object, is it? Hah! Even if I believed you─and, I do not─I have a reputation to uphold as a vintner and viticulturist. Were my clients to learn I was peddling the choice of my collection to the likes of you, they would never do business with me again!


...Bah! All right. Just to see the back of you, I shall do you the kindness of directing your steps unto one who might take pity on your plight─assuming he does not find amusement in it. Master Gegeruju of Costa del Sol. But do not tell him I sent you.
I would assume Byrglaent is where he always is─in his manor, fussing over his precious hoard.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.

Forename! It is always a pleasure, and I do mean that. My ladies inform me you come inquiring after a bottle of Suhd Viandja, but I told them they must be mistaken. Not even you would be foolish enough to think you could─


Oh, you are serious. Ah hah hah hah hah hah! Forename, you do realize one could purchase an entire estate in Mist for the price of a single bottle. Or five estates for the price of five bottles─which happens to be the number of bottles of Suhd Viandja I have in my collection.


Now, I am not an unreasonable man. Let none say the venerable Gegeruju does not value a friendship as deep as the one you and I have forged. So in my boundless generosity, I offer you the opportunity for a trade. A bottle of vintage Suhd Viandja for...a mere magnum of fine Dalmascan.


Never heard of the stuff? And I thought I was talking to a fellow connoisseur! I pity the poor vintner back in Wineport who will have to educate you. Until then, my friend, the offer stands. Ah hah hah hah!
I would assume Byrglaent is where he always is─in his manor, fussing over his precious hoard.

While I will admit to having taken some pleasure in disappointing you the first time, I did not expect to be asked to repeat the feat.


Did I not make myself clear? Now begone, or I shall summon the Yellowjackets. Costa del Sol is right where Master Gegeruju built it.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.

First Suhd Viandja, and now Dalmascan wine? Might I interest you in an aged Lominsan red instead?


No, I thought not. Well, then you have your work cut out for you. There was a time Dalmascan wine was fairly easy to procure, even here in Vylbrand, but that was before the Empire razed the better part of the kingdom, vineyards and all.


If there are any surviving bottles, it would be those that were exported before the imperial invasion...over thirty summers past, though I've not encountered any in a decade or more, either at auction or in private hands.


Collectors are covetous creatures. If one were to have somehow acquired a bottle, there is little chance he would willingly part with such a treasure...which leaves only those brought over by the few Dalmascan refugees who fled to Eorzea.
If you seek to learn of Dalmascan wine, you could always go to Dalmasca...though Wineport is decidedly closer, and has yet to be reduced to dust. Ah hah hah hah!
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
Can't... Can't sleep... They won't let me... The midges won't let me... They buzz and they scream...
My good friend Drest once called Dalmasca home...but the scars left after the exodus have yet to fully mend. He may know something of the wine you seek, but I fear any mention of his past might reopen old wounds. Mayhap I should not have spoken. <sigh> I cannot prevent you from treating with the man, but if you do, I would ask that you show due compassion.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
They scream as they burn... But I just stand there... Stand there and listen to their screams...their buzzing. Why won't it go away...? Why won't it go away!? Will someone please make it go away...?
System
Drest is haunted by his memories of the Garlean invasion of Dalmasca. Try and soothe him.
You... I know you. You were here before. You sent away the midges... They came back, though... They always come back. They mock me. Tell me I can never go home... I just want to go home... I cannot stand it here anymore...
They scream as they burn... But I just stand there... Stand there and listen to their screams...their buzzing. Why won't it go away...? Why won't it go away!? Will someone please make it go away...?
System
Drest is haunted by his memories of the Garlean invasion of Dalmasca. Try and soothe him.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
My son... My daughter... How will they survive without their father? They must be so frightened... I need to go home. Now. I cannot stay... Please...
System
Drest cannot bear the pain of being away from his homeland. Further /comfort might help.
Wine... My wife loved wine... We would drink a glass...a glass of Valens every night before sunset... She would always keep the cork... I always thought that odd... What good is a cork? Toss it in the midden heap along with the bottle, I'd say... But she... She...
My son... My daughter... How will they survive without their father? They must be so frightened... I need to go home. Now. I cannot stay... Please...
System
Drest cannot bear the pain of being away from his homeland. Further /comfort might help.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
System
Though you find several empty wine bottles amongst the rubbish, one in particular calls out to you... Take it to Shamani Lohmani to confirm its origin.
Toss it in the midden heap along with the bottle, I'd say... Toss it away... Toss it away...
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
How is Drest? I do hope your visit did not disquiet the poor soul...
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Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Toss it in the midden heap along with the bottle, I'd say... Toss it away... Toss it away...
By the gods... You actually found one? A bottle of Dalmascan wine!? Oho! We must uncork it right away!

Mmm...yes... A lush bouquet of...herbaceous...dignification, coupled with...earthen undertones...and, uh...so forth...


...In short, the very epitome of a Dalmascan red! Yes, you have outdone yourself this time, Forename!


And a promise is a promise. Ladies! The bottles of Suhd Viandja, if you please!


Take whichever you fancy...except for the one with the rose. That is my favorite. Or...whichever you fancy. Ahem.
<sigh> I saw nothing. Nothing at all.
Are you truly going to make me spell it out for you? Bah, all right. Go to Wineport in eastern La Noscea and speak with Shamani Lohmani. I am assured he is the region's leading authority. If he cannot point you in the direction of a proper drop, no one can.
Worry not, Forename─I will let you know the moment I find something.
Tell me, is Ridorana truly as magnificent as they say? ...Hm? You have never been there? And there I was thinking you might have something to contribute.
They say a rose is a rose is a rose. So tell me, adventurer, is that a rose in your pocket, or are you simply here for small talk?

A bottle of vintage Suhd Viandja!? You never cease to amaze!


But what is most amazing is your impeccable sense of timing. Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the day I met my dear wife... And if there was one thing she loved more than wine, it was roses. <sniff> Would that she were here today to...to...


Ah, but I jest. My wife is very much alive. In fact...


She's been here with us all along! Darling, would you care to join us?
For me? How thoughtful! But did you─

Forget the most important gift of all? Of course not!


Bacon bread! The perfect companion to a perfect wine...for my perfect companion.
Oh, darling...I think this might be our best anniversary yet!
Away with you, adventurer. After enjoying a glass or three of this tantalizing tonic, I mean to fill the bottle with some cheap Hingan swill I just purchased from a representative of the East Aldenard Trading Company, recork it, and then sell it to one of my rivals in Ul'dah for a ridiculous profit! Wah hah hah hah hah!
While you were gallivanting about in Vylbrand, my father and I have been hard at work. We believe we may have discovered something.
Is that wine you have brought us? The sentiment is appreciated, but this is no time for celebration. Pray put the bottle away so that we may begin.

That played out better than I imagined. I suppose I have you to thank, adventurer. Though, it was the bacon bread that sealed the─


Ah. Yes. Is that Principal Jenomis I hear calling? Perhaps he's made some progress with his research and requires your assistance. You had best not keep him waiting.
Quest Completed
Is that wine you have brought us? The sentiment is appreciated, but this is no time for celebration. Pray put the bottle away so that we may begin.
While you were gallivanting about in Vylbrand, my father and I have been hard at work. We believe we may have discovered something.
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