Reflections in Crystal

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 80   Reflections in Crystal
Quest
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
Gil
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Achievement Rewarded
026002.png Hope's Legacy
Informationicon.png Description
Her heart laid bare, Ryne appears to be at peace again.
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Issuing NPC: Ryne: The Crystarium - The Rotunda - Tessellation (x:11.7, y:11.2)
Type: Post-Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quests
Misc Reward: Unlock G'raha Tia as a Trust companion.
Unlocks: Alisaie's QuestSidequest1 Icon.png
Empty PromiseSidequest1 Icon.png
SafekeepingSidequest1 Icon.png
Requirements
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngUnto the Morrow
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Reflections in Crystal
NPCs Involved: Crystarium GatekeepBeq LuggAlphinaudAlisaieThancredY'shtolaUriangerG'raha Tia

Ryne in The Crystarium - The Rotunda - Tessellation (x:11.7, y:11.2)
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Crystarium Gatekeep in The Crystarium - The Rotunda - The Dossal Gate (x:13.6, y:11.4)
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Beq Lugg in The Ocular (x:6.2, y:6)
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Alphinaud in The Ocular (x:6.1, y:6.1)
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Alisaie in The Ocular (x:6.1, y:6.1)
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Thancred in The Ocular (x:6.2, y:6.1)
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Y'shtola in The Ocular (x:6.2, y:6.1)
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Urianger in The Ocular (x:6.2, y:6.1)
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Ryne in The Ocular (x:6.2, y:6.1)
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Ryne in The Ocular (x:6.2, y:6.1)
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G'raha Tia in Western Thanalan - The Waking Sands - The Solar (x:6.2, y:6.1)
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G'raha Tia in Western Thanalan - The Waking Sands - The Solar (x:6.2, y:6.1)
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  • Having bade the people of the Crystarium an emotional farewell, the moment has come for your fellow Scions to depart for the Source. Together with Ryne, you make your way to the Ocular, where your friends have gathered for the final time.
  • The air is heavy with anticipation as you take your place in the chamber, and you try unsuccessfully not to think about all the things that could go wrong. After a moment's hesitation, you give the signal to proceed, and Beq Lugg commences the ritual, directing the Scions to commit first their memories to the spirit vessels, and then their very souls. The deed duly done, the crystals and their precious contents are entrusted to your safekeeping. All that remains is for you to step into the mirror and see your friends home.
  • It is an otherwise ordinary day when you throw open the doors of the Rising Stones and step into its familiar surrounds, but the Twelve know your purpose is anything but ordinary. A few words are enough to convey this fact to Krile and Tataru, who share a tense look before ushering you to the infirmary. The spirit vessels safely in place, you wait with bated breath...and heave a sigh of relief as, one by one, your friends awaken in their own bodies once more. As far as you have come, however, one soul remains to be restored to its rightful home, and thus do you return to the road, bound for the beacon of hope that gleams in the distance...

    Some days later, it is with great jubilation that the Scions welcome a new addition to their ranks: a bright-eyed youth named G'raha Tia. And together with comrades old and new, you set your sights upon the many adventures still to come.
  • Though you have reached a momentous malmstone in your journey, the road stretches on to places beyond imagining. Yet whatever may lie ahead, and whatever hardships you may face, you have faith that your experiences in the First will give you the strength to forge ever onward.

Oh? Begging your pardon, Master Forename, but should you not wait for Mistress Ryne?
Well, I suppose it's time. Are you ready, Forename?
All right. Let's not keep the others waiting.
Ah, Master Forename. I have but this moment shown your associates in. Strange to think that I will not have the honor of showing them out again...
But I am informed that you yourself may yet return, and I look forward to welcoming you on that happy day. Now, if you would care to follow me.
I did not expect such a rousing farewell from the people. It was the very thing my spirits needed.
Now all that remains is to return to the Source. The Twelve know we have made Krile and Tataru worry long enough.
Angelo stands ready to work his magick on our souls.
Since we cannot take our worldly goods with us, I want you to have my gunblade.
Use it or sell it, it's all the same to me. So long as it serves you in some way, I will be satisfied.
...Thank you, Thancred. I'll treasure it.
How many times have we few assembled thus in this storied chamber? Many and more, I think.
Were the Exarch standing before us, the scene would be complete. Nay─'twould be complete were he standing before us with Emet-Selch smirking in the wings.
In the spirit of solidarity...I bid you carry the vessels as if your life depended on it.
Ah, there you are. I take it you are ready for the journey.

The spirit vessels are primed, and our company complete. At a word from you, we shall begin.


Very good. I shall distribute the vessels at once.

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Hehe, everyone likes the garments I prepared for them! The time I spent polishing my skills wasn't in vain!

In case you're wondering, G'raha Tia's is an outfit suited for traveling, while his weapon uses a piece of the Crystal Tower as the focus. Brilliant, right?


Now, I know we probably shouldn't go around chipping bits off Allagan relics, but it was just one little piece!
I'm told Raha has shed with some of the tenseness he had as the Crystal Exarch. If you ask me, he's more relaxed then he's ever been.

Why, the Raha of old would leap down from a high place just to make a dramatic appearance--something someone did in some epic or other. And Alphinaud wasn't so different.


Still, I'm glad to have them back safe and sound, boyish insecurities and all.
Ah, you're back.

Hm...


Tell me, Forename. Do you think I was...excessively familiar earlier? In my tone and mannerism?


I thought it better to be familiar than formal if we are to be comrades. But now I worry that it may have detracted from the gratitude and respect I harbor for everyone.


Perhaps we might consider it a nod to my regrettably less-than-humble beginnings...? Yes! Yes, that will do!


<sigh> Being free to live as one pleases is not without its challenges... In a way, it was easier when I had a mission that consumed my every waking moment. It provided me with a focus, a constant push in a singular direction.


By the way, was casting spells always so draining? I had quite forgotten what it was like to do it without the tower. I've rarely felt so exhausted. Or hungry.


Yet if all I did was bend the bow, I would be of limited use to you on your adventures. So I shall persevere.


Whoever I might have been before, I am now a Scion─and an inexperienced Scion at that. A green initiate, eager to learn how best to contribute to the cause...


...That he might follow in the footsteps of his inspiration!
I suppose we ought to take stock of the situation. By forestalling the Eighth Umbral Calamity, we have unwritten history. The future now lies beyond my ken.
None can say what awaits, but so long as we stand together, I doubt not but that we can overcome all trials. We have always done so, have we not?
Thanks to your reports, I had known that all was well in the Source, but there is no relief like seeing out comrades again with my own eyes.

If possible, I should like to thank Estinien in person for the help he lent us while we were away, but it seems he has not been heard from of late. Such is his way...


Well, until such time as we meet again, I shall ever pray for his well-being, and take the absence of tidings as a good sign. As I do with our friends in the First.
While things are quiet, I think I'll move my body around some more. Need to get it used to the new tricks I learned in the First.
To that end, I'll round up Hoary and his crew for a spot of sparring. Oh, and G'raha too. In my capacity as his senior, I'm obligated to train him as well, heh heh heh...
We've been receivin' some worryin' intelligence on the Empire, but with the place in a shambles as it is, it's takin' longer'n usual to verify the facts. I suggest ye rest up in the meantime.
If you are looking for Isildaure and Alianne, they're off to Doma to visit Homei. In his entire time with us, I don't think I've ever seen Isildaure so alive as when he set out.
<sigh> The Archons have scarcely returned, and already Sister is at it again... However this plays out, I pity the newcomer...
When I was tasked with holding the fort, the silence of the place was unnerving at times. Strange to say that it is amidst this ceaseless clamor that I feel most at peace.
Hear hear, Brother! If G'raha Tia is skilled in all forms of combat as they say, we must rain hard if we are to keep up!
Not only have the Archons returned to us, but a capable new comrade has joined the fold besides! Their presence shall inspire us to ever greater heights!
They're smitten with the newcomer, the both of them! But I won't let him come between us! Hmmmm, if he were to join us, on the other hand...
Though only a short time has passed in the Source, for me it has been several long years.

'Tis passing strange to see how little has changed here in the Rising Stones. Sometimes I can't help but feel as if I'm dreaming.


Then I see the equipment Tataru prepared for us, and it helps to bring me back to reality. Ryne continues her fight in the First, and I must resume my own here.
As you know, in Seeker of the Sun culture, the title tia indicates a male who does not preside over territory. In regards to this, Alphinaud came to me with a consultation.

The Crystarium may not be a territory in the traditional sense, he said, but our friend governed it with great leadership nonetheless. As such, would it not be inappropriate to call him "Tia"?


As it is by no means disrespectful to omit the title, I told Alphinaud that he is free to do so if he wishes. But I for one intend to call him by his full name. As least until he has decided what he wants for himself in his new life.
By thine account, the Fourteenth seat of the Convocation was known as Azem. At the title's distinctly familiar ring, mine imagination could not fail but run wild.

From Azeyma, the Warden, in Eorzea to Azim, the Dawn Father, in the Far East, in nigh every corner of Hydaelyn do those deities revered as personifications of the sun share like names.


Could they all perhaps trace their origins to the Fourteenth seat, I did muse. Though it may ne'er be proven or otherwise, such a theory, I do believe, lieth firmly within the realm of possibility.
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  • first cutscene ~11 minutes
  • Second cutscene ~8 minutes
  • Third cutscene ~6 minutes Edit Reflections in Crystal's Notes

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