Nothing Unsaid

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 80   Nothing Unsaid
Quest
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Gil
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Y'shtola's eyes seem to be staring into your very soul.
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Issuing NPC: Y'shtola: The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.3)
Type: Post-Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quests
Unlocks: The Journey ContinuesMainquest1 Icon.png
Requirements
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngHope's Confluence
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Nothing Unsaid
NPCs Involved: RyneAlphinaudAlisaieThancredUriangerBeq LuggHalricContented CarerChai-NuzzDulia-ChaiWrenden

Y'shtola in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.3)
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Ryne in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.2)
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Alphinaud in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.2)
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Alisaie in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.2)
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Thancred in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.3)
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Urianger in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.3)
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Alisaie in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.2)
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Beq Lugg in The Crystarium - The Exedra (x:12.3, y:11.2)
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Alisaie in Amh Araeng - The Fields of Amber - The Inn at Journey's Head (x:29.2, y:28)
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Halric in Amh Araeng (x:26.5, y:28.2)
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Contented Carer in Amh Araeng (x:26.6, y:28.2)
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Alisaie in Amh Araeng (x:26.6, y:28.2)
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Alphinaud in Eulmore - The Canopy - The Grand Dame's Parlor (x:11.6, y:12.2)
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Chai-Nuzz in Eulmore - The Canopy - The Grand Dame's Parlor (x:11.7, y:12.2)
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Dulia-Chai in Eulmore - The Canopy - The Grand Dame's Parlor (x:11.7, y:12.2)
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Wrenden in Eulmore - The Canopy - The Grand Dame's Parlor (x:11.7, y:12.3)
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Alphinaud in Eulmore - The Canopy - The Grand Dame's Parlor (x:11.6, y:12.2)
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At such moments, it is hard to know what to say... ...Are you all right, my friend?
You did well, Forename─you and the Exarch...
Shortly after you left, we observed that our enemy's ranks were no longer being replenished─presumably when your absence was noted. So we polished them off and came as quickly as we could.
...Which is to say, not quickly enough. But then you had the Exarch for company, didn't you, and you could ask for no better than that.
Ere we descended from the throne room, I did chance upon an object which, if I have the right of it, did once─
...Hm. M-Mine apologies. Mayhap now is not an appropriate time. Let us speak of it later.
The only way is forward. So I have to believe that whatever lies ahead will be better than what came before.
Forename. If you are ready, would you recount to us how the day unfolded?
...So you reached out to Elidibus at the last...and his heart was moved.
What will you say?
I'm not sure I did the right thing. And it changed nothing. I only did as you asked.
Perhaps you did. Perhaps you did not. None can say.
Perhaps not. Ultimately, you had no choice but to strike him down.
I suppose you did.
But the important thing is this: though violence proved unavoidable, you did at least come to understand your foe.

And in knowing his hopes and dreams do we best remember him─him and his legacy.


So long as they remain unforgotten, the love he and his brethren bore for one another and the star may yet be rewarded.
You said that an ancient came to your aid. But how is that possible?
A gift from Emet-Selch. He knew of Elidibus's plight. Foreseeing his own death, he made provisions to bring Elidibus's suffering to an end, lest his friend be left to continue the struggle alone.

Or so I wildly speculate. It is unlikely we will ever know the truth.


The best we can do is to remember events as they happened, no more and no less. As the Ronkans so rightly put it, “History is learned, not lived.”
Ah! There you all are!
My friend! We were given to understand thou wert injured. Shouldst thou not be abed?
Lie down at a time like this!? Don't be absurd! I would have come sooner had the guards not made such a fuss!

Now, tell me what's happened. Where is the Exarch?


I see...


Forename... Will you show me his spirit vessel?
Yes... Both his soul and memories seem intact. Good.
Unlike the others, his aether was not highly charged, and so it did not seem necessary to employ a familiar for the imbuing. But I needed to be certain all the same. Oh, what a relief...
Then 'tis but a question of restoring his soul unto his flesh.
And as thou didst lately tell me, the success of this process resteth on no more than our friend's soul recognizing his flesh as its own.
Given his apparent desire to return to the Source with Forename, one would think his soul would be only too happy to be home, no? Surely it wouldn't balk at the relative newness of its accommodation?
So one would hope, but none can speak for the Exarch's heart of hearts. And he can no longer speak for himself.

Furthermore, though I have drawn upon all of my not inconsiderable experience to predict the outcome, the fact remains that there is no direct precedent for what we are attempting.


Will his body accept his soul? Will his essences blend properly? Will he awaken whole of mind? Any number of things could go awry.


...Assuming I have succeeded in tempering your expectations, I should probably add that I did ask the Exarch if he still wished to return to the Source in full knowledge of the risks.


A simple enough question, one would think, warranting a single-word reply. Yet the answer I received was rather longer than that. Almost comically so, in fact. Regardless, out of respect for the man, I shall attempt to recite it─with a certain amount of poetic license. Ahem!


“As I grew older, the burdens I carried became ever more numerous. Burdens which weighed upon my hopes, burying them deep within my breast. So deep that I couldn't be certain they were still there.


“But when I look around me, I am reminded that, no matter how deeply buried they may be, our hopes never truly disappear. No, they are always with us. Guiding us. Driving us.


“I see it in Vauthry, who sought to vindicate his existence by creating his paradise.


“I see it in Ran'jit, who forsook his life's cause in order to protect that which he held most dear.


“I see it in the people, who chose to struggle rather than surrender to despair.


“And though our struggles may differ greatly, since the very beginning of time, they have all shared that one common thread: hope.


“We struggle because we have hope. And when the time comes, I too will embrace mine. I will follow my heart, regardless of the risks.


“And I will live with all my being, as befits one who has been granted a second chance.”


There! I told you it was long. And unspeakably sentimental to boot. One would think them the outpourings of a dewy-eyed boy, not the old man the Exarch seems to believe he is.


I mean, really─he's scarcely been alive as long as I've been in hiding!
I daresay he is blushing in his vessel.

Speaking of which, we should make ready for our journey. Time remains of the essence, after all.


Needless to say, once we leave, there is no guarantee that we can return. If anyone has unfinished business, now is the time to see to it.


I must pay a visit to Slitherbough. Let us reconvene here anon.
Hm... There remain some few matters which require mine attention in Il Mheg.
May I leave Thancred in thy care, child?
Um...I've been meaning to get some flowers. For Minfilia.
I thought you might help me choose them. And then we could go to Nabaath Areng together...one last time.
A fine suggestion. Lead on.
Well, it's back to Eulmore for me. Amongst other things, I owe the mayor an apology about his airship.
I assume you have places of your own to be, Alisaie. I shall see you later.
I shall take this opportunity to conduct a final inspection of the spirit vessels. Given what is at stake, one can never be too thorough.
As you've probably guessed, I'm going to pay a visit to the Inn at Journey's Head. But I want you to come too.

I realize you don't need to say any farewells.


But the Exarch does, if only in spirit. So I thought you might bring him along, so to speak.


I'm sure he'd love the thought of being lugged about on his hero's back. ---

So let's be off, shall we? I can't wait to see how Halric's doing!
Halric? Halric! Oh gods, don't tell me he's wandered off again?
Quickly, Forename! We have to find him!
Oh, Alisaie! I didn't see you there. If you're looking for Halric, he's gone for a walk with one of the others. They were planning to visit the graveyard, if I'm not mistaken.
Well, that's a relief. Shall we adjourn to the graveyard, then?
Oh, greetings, Forename! Looking for Halric, by any chance?
There he is. I was afraid he'd wandered off again.
Oh, there's no need to worry─Halric's safe and well. He's been showing good progress, and likes to go for walks of late.
Though his steps usually bring him to this particular spot...
Oh? I wasn't aware he had family here.
He doesn't. It's Tesleen. Her sword, that is.
We buried it here in her honor.
So he remembers...
What brings you back so soon, out of interest? I didn't think the next round of treatments was due yet.
Uh...no. It isn't. Look─I realize this is sudden...but I've come to say goodbye. It's time for me to return home.
But rest assured the treatments will continue. Beq Lugg will come to oversee them in my stead.
I see... You did mention that you and your friends were searching for a way home.

Needless to say, we'll be sorry to see you go─but I know everyone will be happy for you. Truly.


Happy and grateful. You've done so much for us. Achieved what none of us dared hope was possible.


And we'll see to it that your good work continues, and that no more poor souls are buried here before their time.


So rest easy, and take care. We wish you every happiness.
Thank you. I will miss you all.

But it isn't time to say our farewells quite yet. So if there are any tasks that need doing─hunting beasts, fetching water, and what have you─just say the word.


I mean to make use of every last moment here. After all...
The time left to you...is precious...
That's right, Halric... That's exactly right.

Those words will guide you true. So never forget them.


And neither will I.
Take...care...
Thank you for coming to see Halric, Forename. And Tesleen as well.
She did always enjoy having visitors. And none were more welcome than you and Alisaie.
What? I'm not crying! I just have sand in my eye, that's all.

...Ahem. As I mentioned, I mean to stay here as long as possible. In the meantime, perhaps you could go and look in on the others?


Alphinaud, for instance. If anyone is crying, it will be him!


What are you still doing here? Hurry over to Eulmore and look in on Alphinaud. Oh, and send my regards to the Chais.

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I hear the airship crashed in Amh Araeng. Never mind. The important thing is you're all safe and well.
That said, we should probably retrieve the wreck before the locals strip it for trolley parts. Or perhaps we can make a trade of it...
Oh, thank goodness you can still return! If I had to bid farewell to you both, my heart would burst here and now!
Like Alphinaud, I know that yours is a life of constant employment, but do visit us from time to time. It would mean the world to us.
I understand the Exarch will be leaving with you. Capable though its custodians are, the Crystarium will be poorer for his absence.
It seems the coming years will be a period of transition for both of our cities... But through mutual cooperation, I am confident we will find a way forward.
'Tis a strange feeling, Forename. To stand in the company of our friends, knowing that I will never see them again... I struggle to reconcile it in my mind.

But this I know: I shall cherish my memories of Norvrandt─of every soul I met here─for the rest of my days.


And I shall look forward to your tales of their endeavors.

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