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Out of the Blue

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   Out of the Blue

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Zealous Yellowjacket: Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (x:10, y:11)
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071201.png50The Ultimate WeaponMainquest1 Icon.png The Ultimate Weapon (Level 50)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 50)

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Experience Points

Soul of the Blue Mage
True Blue Attire Coffer (IL 1)
Water Cannon
Miscellaneous Reward
Unlocks the Blue Mage job.
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A Yellowjacket in need is a Yellowjacket indeed.
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  • Rendezvous with the zealous Yellowjacket in Summerford.
  • Speak with the zealous Yellowjacket.
  • Rendezvous with the zealous Yellowjacket at the Moraby Drydocks.
  • Rendezvous with the zealous Yellowjacket at the Salt Strand.
  • Speak with Martyn.
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071341.png1Blue Leading the BlueFeaturequest1 Icon.png Blue Leading the Blue (Level 1)

  • A Yellowjacket in need is a Yellowjacket indeed.
  • A highly strung Yellowjacket is scanning the aetheryte plaza for bright-eyed adventurers when you happen to cross her line of sight. After calling you over, she explains that she is investigating a supposed blue mage, who has been selling soul crystals purportedly capable of bestowing mysterious abilities. However, many of his customers say these wares are worthless, after receiving no such benefits. Since the Yellowjacket has little experience dealing with magic or crystals, she enlists your help to determine the authenticity of the alleged fraud's claims.
  • The self-proclaimed blue mage known as Martyn has set out his wares in the fields of Summerford and has gathered a small crowd of interested adventurers. He reveals that this esoteric school of magic was introduced to him by the Whalaqee people of the New World and its spells are learned from wild creatures by emulating the aetherial manipulation they use as self-defense. Martyn then proceeds to demonstrate an impressive selection of spells, leaving the onlookers awestruck. One potential customer raises concerns as to the risks involved with coming into close contact with ferocious beasts, leaving the others unsure about the validity of such a discipline. It is at this moment that two bloodthirsty Mamool Ja burst onto the scene, threatening to devour the adventurers, only to be stopped in their tracks by Martyn, who bombards them with yet more blue magic, sending them fleeing for their lives. This final display tips the scales in his favor and sets the crowd clamoring for the soul crystals, blue mage garments, and spellbooks that he has on offer. The Yellowjacket, however, still harbors doubts and believes the entire sales pitch to be nothing more than an elaborate ruse.
  • Hoping to gain further information on Martyn's activities, the Yellowjacket has pursued him as far as the La Thagran Checkpoint. It appears that his next destination is the Moraby Drydocks, where you hope to gain more information about this suspicious character's recent activities.
  • The guards at the Drydocks have seen Martyn scrounging for scraps of food from the mess hall, which strikes you as bizarre considering the amount of coin he seems to be making from the sales of his crystals. Although you and the Yellowjacket were unable to collar the man suspected of fraud, you have received information that he is heading in the direction of the Salt Strand.
  • Just as the Yellowjacket predicted, Martyn is in league with the two Mamool Ja, and their attack was staged to help sell the rather dubious merchandise to unsuspecting adventurers. When Martyn is faced with charges of fraud, he openly admits employing underhanded methods, but is adamant that the goods are exactly as described. He insists that any customer claiming that they failed to acquire any spells after purchasing a soul crystal has neglected to follow the instructions provided. The Yellowjacket, being unlearned in aetherial control, asks whether you would be willing to try Martyn's methods to learn a blue magic spell, and you reluctantly agree. The Mamool Ja assistants draw out a kraken to teach you the Water Cannon spell, and although the beast is considerably larger than anticipated, you bravely run to confront it. The blue magic focus you wield, being entirely bereft of any magical properties, serves as little more than a lightweight cudgel as you proceed to pummel the creature into submission, all the while fending off jets of high-pressured water. After you narrowly secure victory, Martyn is confident that you have adequately proven the authenticity of the soul crystal and requests that you return the blue mage paraphernalia. The Yellowjacket, on the other hand, remains unconvinced and requires more substantial evidence before lifting the charges.
  • Realizing that he must do more to escape arrest, Martyn foists upon you a full set of blue mage merchandise free of charge, in hopes that you will serve as living proof of the efficacy of his methods. While you are under no obligation to assist him any more than you already have, nonetheless, you accept the gift. Despite initially being part of the effort to secure his arrest, it seems you have been coerced into becoming his accomplice.

You there! Would I be right in guessing you're an adventurer? If so, I've a request to make.

We've had reports of some charlatan claiming to be a “blue mage,” whatever that's supposed to be. He could be a blue-arsed wharf rat for all I care, but I hear he's selling so-called soul crystals to adventurers for a tidy sum.

Apparently, they're meant to give the holder all sorts of mystical powers, which is a load of chocobo shite according to a dozen or so dissatisfied customers.

You see, spells and whatnot are not really my field of expertise, which is why I want you to help me investigate. I need you to tell me whether these crystals are the genuine article.

If they turn out to be fakes, I'll arrest him on charges of fraud and you will receive fair payment for your assistance. And if they by some miracle end up doing what he claims, you might be able to pick up a new parlor trick or two. So, are you in?

Very good. We've received word he's haranguing passersby near Summerford Farms. I'll meet you there.
Quest Accepted
You got here just in time. It looks like he's about to make his pitch.
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It looks like he's heading for the Moraby Drydocks. Follow me!

According to one of the guards, this Martyn character has been seen skulking around the docks over the last few days.

Apparently, he's been begging for leftovers from the mess hall. Considering that he's making gil hand over fist from gullible adventurers, this strikes me as more than a little odd. Anyway, he was last spotted making his way to the Salt Strand. Let's go!
Just as I suspected─he's up to no good. Why else would he come all the way to a place like this?
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What's that? You still don't believe me? To be honest, mate, I don't know what more I can do.

Tell you what─why don't I give you a soul crystal, outfit, and spellbook for free? That way, as a fully fledged blue mage, you can act as livin' proof of my innocence. Sound fair to you?
Quest Completed
Open the Blue Magic Spellbook under Character in the main menu to assign active actions.

Blue Mage arms generally have no effect on your attributes. However, equipping armor and accessories that boost your Intelligence will greatly increase the damage dealt by your offensive magic.

If you lose your blue mage gear, replacements can be purchased from Calamity salvagers in Limsa Lominsa, Gridania, and Ul'dah.
Smoothskin courageous indeed!
Gaheel Ja and Latool Ja very sorry about kraken. We not expect such a large one!
Did you actually learn any blue magic?
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