Seeds Know No Borders

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 60   Seeds Know No Borders
Quest
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png1,715,850 Gil Icon.png3,037
Guaranteed Rewards Optional Rewards
Hi-Cordial Icon.png x3 Prune II Icon.png  Gatherer's Guerdon Materia IV Icon.png x3 Gatherer's Guile Materia IV Icon.png x3 Gatherer's Grasp Materia IV Icon.png x3 
Informationicon.png Description
Mujih Mewrilah appears at once pleased and sorry to see you.
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Issuing NPC: Mujih Mewrilah
Foundation -Ishgard Aetheryte Plaza  (9-11)
Type: Class Quest
Unlocks: Never Meet Your HeroesSidequest1 Icon.png
Requirements
Class: Botanist
Quest: Sidequest1 Icon.pngLove for Harmony
Required Items
Greatloam Gysahl Greens Icon.png Martineau's Findings Icon.png
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Seeds Know No Borders
NPCs Involved: BasyleFufuchaMartineau
Items Involved: Greatloam Gysahl GreensMartineau's FindingsChysahl Greens
NPC Locations
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Mujih Mewrilah in Foundation at (9.6-12)
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Basyle in The Sea of Clouds at (9.1-35.4)
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Aubierault in The Sea of Clouds at (9.7-34.9)
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Vainctoroix in The Sea of Clouds at (9.8-34.9)
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Fufucha in Old Gridania at (6.6-7.8)
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Martineau in The Pillars at (8.5-8.2)
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Sidequest4 Icon.png Fufucha in Old Gridania at (6.6-7.8)
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Journal
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  • Even as Mujih informs you that there has been no word from Basyle, the botanist calls her via linkpearl. To her great dismay, it appears he has gotten into trouble with the Vault on account of his recent activities, which were mentioned in her articles. Determined to help Basyle, Mujih bids you seek him out at Camp Cloudtop while she explores all possible avenues of aid.
  • You arrive just in time to witness Basyle being questioned by two representatives from the Vault, Ser Vainctoroix and Father Aubierault. Ridiculous though it sounds, he is accused of besmirching Ishgardian honor by planting a foreign variety of gysahl greens on Ishgardian soil─an indiscretion which may well cost him his life. Unless you can provide conclusive proof of Basyle's innocence, he will be forced to defend it in a trial by combat. The desperate botanist begs you to go to the Botanists' Guild, whence the seeds for the offending vegetables hail, and ask Fufucha for advice.
  • Fufucha is shocked to learn of Basyle's situation. That shock soon gives way to pleasure, however, as she goes on to reveal that the gysahl greens in question are in fact of Coerthan stock, whereas most of the plants presently grown in Ishgard are of the Near Eastern variety. In order to prove this point, she gives you a bunch of Greatloam gysahl greens, and bids you gather three bunches of chysahl greens in the western highlands of Coerthas. Once you have obtained the latter, present both varieties of greens to the herbalist Martineau in Saint Reymanaud's Cathedral, that he might attest to their similarities.
  • You present the two varieties of greens to Martineau, and the herbalist wastes no time declaring that they belong to the same family of foliage plants. He commits his findings to a piece of parchment, which he bids you use as testimony. Hasten back to Camp Cloudtop and present to Basyle the items you have acquired which will prove his innocence.
  • You present the chysahl greens to Basyle. Despite being a botanist, he was not familiar with this variety, lending credence to Fufucha's claim that native gysahl greens are no longer cultivated in Ishgard. Offer him the other items to serve as evidence─the Greatloam gysahl greens and Martineau's findings.
  • Much to your relief, the evidence you have gathered suffices to exonerate Basyle of all wrongdoing. In an unexpected turn, Father Aubierault reveals to you that he had earlier received a package from the Botanists' Guild bearing a donation of seeds. Touched by this gesture, he promises that Basyle will no longer be hindered in his work. Speak with Basyle and share in his joy.
  • Basyle is tremendously grateful for your invaluable aid, and bids you share with Mujih the happy outcome. Find the reporter at the Aetheryte Plaza in Ishgard.
  • Mujih lets it slip that it was she who sent the seeds, out of the desire to make amends for the trouble she had caused. She thanks you for helping her to write the most fulfilling story of her life, and bids you collect your reward from Fufucha.
  • At the Botanists' Guild, Fufucha happily informs you that Mujih's latest article has inspired many souls to aspire to botany. In parting, she marks your continued growth as a botanist with pride, and bids you continue employing your knowledge and skills in service to man and nature both.

※The next botanist quest will be available from Fufucha once you have met the following requirements:

※You must have registered a product key for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood to your service account.

※You must have completed the main scenario quest "The Far Edge of Fate."

Dialogue
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Ishgard[edit]

Foundation[edit]

Hello there, Forename! Come for a task, have you? Well, aren't we enthusiastic! Which makes me feel all the more sorry to disappoint─there's been no word from Basyle, I'm afraid. Oh, speak of the devil, he's calling my linkpearl right now! If you'd excuse me a moment... Basyle! Yes, this is Mujih! How fare you? ...WHAT!? T-Terrible news, Forename! Basyle has gotten into trouble with the Vault! It seems my articles were brought to the attention of some dignitaries, and they're taking issue with his recent ventures... I made certain to withhold details pertaining to security, so it's not a question of leaked intelligence, at the very least. To hear Basyle tell it, he's just a hapless pawn in the game between the nobles. 'Twas House Dzemael that alerted the Vault to his alleged misdeeds─a petty blow against House Haillenarte. But however it happened, Basyle is in trouble, and we must help him. Could you please go to him and ask after the details? I'll explore all possible avenues of aid in the meantime.
However it happened, Basyle is in trouble, and we must help him. Could you please go to him and ask after the details? I'll explore all possible avenues of aid in the meantime.

Abalathia's Spine[edit]

The Sea of Clouds[edit]

Camp Cloudtop[edit]

To plant foreign seeds upon Ishgardian soil... Such thoughtlessness cannot be borne.
He is clearly unrepentant, Your Holiness!
My thanks for coming, Forename. To put it simply, the Vault isn't pleased with the cooperation I've received from the Botanists' Guild. And now they've sent representatives to convey their displeasure, Father Aubierault and Ser Vainctoroix.
I take it you are the foreigner with whom the accused has been consorting. Botanist Basyle! It has come to our attention that you have been using your position of privilege to sow abhorrent seeds upon Ishgardian soil! Know that your transgressions have sparked an uproar in the Vault. So dismayed was Father Aubierault, he was prompted to make the long journey to this outpost, that he might impress upon you the graveness of the matter. Presently, there exist two varieties of foliage plants called gysahl greens. However, only one of them is worthy of the name─that which is native to Coerthas. The other originates from the Near East, and it is a pretender. On account of the ignorance of the masses, however, it usurped the honored name of gysahl. To we proud Ishgardians, it was─and shall ever be─a different plant. We know and accept no gysahl greens save for that with which the Fury has seen fit to bless us. It is a question of honor, and you have besmirched that honor by growing the foreign pretender upon Ishgardian soil. Such are the charges against you. If you would protest them, know that words alone shan't suffice. Nay, you must needs present us with conclusive proof of your innocence. We shall wait yonder, but know that we'll not wait long. If you cannot produce the proof, you had best prepare yourself for a trial by combat!
T-Trial by combat? He might as well throw me off this island right now! And I was only acting in our nation's best interests... <sob> It seems I have no choice but to try and prove my innocence...but how? The seeds I used came from the Botanists' Guild. Besides going there, I don't know what else to do. Could you please consult Fufucha in my stead?

The Black Shroud[edit]

Old Gridania[edit]

Greatloam Growery[edit]

...What!? I know that the Ishgardians can be hardheaded, but this beggars belief. To force their own notion of honor upon nature... Ridiculous doesn't even begin to describe it! Well, the folly of it all notwithstanding, you will be pleased to know that we can clear Basyle's name. The truth is, the gysahl seeds we gave him are of the Coerthan variety. The first botanist of a few generations past brought the plants back to Gridania, and we have been cultivating them here since. And that is not all. Research has proven that much of the gysahl greens presently grown in Ishgard are in fact Near Eastern. To wit, the plants under scrutiny are far closer to the “true” gysahl the Ishgardians so revere. So much for their accusations. Here, take this bunch of greens with you. 'Tis the selfsame as that which Basyle has been cultivating─an improved strain of chysahl greens, found throughout the wilds of Coerthas. An expert would be able to identify its Coerthan origin at a glance. The problem will be convincing the priest of this fact... ...You are acquainted with the herbalist Martineau!? Then that should simplify matters! I suggest you harvest some chysahl greens, and present them and the Greatloam strain to him for comparison. Search in relatively unbeaten parts of the western highlands. 'Tis in such areas that you are like to find the purest specimens. Three bunches of superior size and shape should suffice for your purposes. Once you have enough, pray go to Martineau and have him inspect them. Good luck to you, Forename!
I suggest you search for chysahl greens in relatively unbeaten parts of the western highlands of Coerthas. 'Tis in such areas that you are like to find the purest specimens. Three bunches of superior size and shape should suffice for your purposes. Once you have enough, pray go to Martineau and have him inspect them. Good luck to you, Forename!

Ishgard[edit]

The Pillars[edit]

Saint Reymanaud Cathedral[edit]

Once again you come to me with a troubled look. Tell me of your plight, and we shall see if my knowledge may avail you. Well, if these aren't chysahl greens! You have done well to find these, rare as they are. And you have something else to show me, you say? I have seen many a head of gysahl greens in my time─this specimen can be considered royalty among them. Well, I am thoroughly impressed, but what is it exactly that you would have me do? ...So that is the way of it. I am ashamed to call those zealots my countrymen. But come, let us compare the greens you brought. Though their outer leaves differ, their cores are identical in hue and structure both. There can be no doubting that these two specimens belong to the same family of foliage plants. I shall record these findings in a missive for you to use as testimony. There is no need for thanks. As a man of science, 'tis reward enough that I can do my part to prove those old fossils of the Holy See wrong.
Use my findings as testimony. There is no need for thanks─'tis reward enough that I can do my part to prove those old fossils of the Holy See wrong.

Abalathia's Spine[edit]

The Sea of Clouds[edit]

Camp Cloudtop[edit]

You're my only hope, Forename. Please help me to clear my name. Have you found a way to refute the accusations against me? Please tell me you have! Hm? These appear to be gysahl greens, but it's not a variety I'm familiar with. Wherever did you get this from? Forgive me if I'm being obtuse, but these greens you brought... I'm not quite sure how they will prove my innocence. Yet another kind of greens and a missive...? ...This is truly the way of it!? By the Fury! I must show these findings to Father Aubierault at once!
All the gysahl greens found in Ishgard are the Near Eastern variety, you say? That is a most outrageous claim.
Utterly ridiculous! What proof have of you this?
My lords, please look upon these two bunches of greens. One is the gysahl accused of being foreign, and the other is the wild chysahl found in Coerthas. Master Martineau, the Holy See's foremost herbalist, testifies that these two greens belong to the same family of foliage plants. 'Tis a small wonder, then, that the “foreign” variety has so thrived here, for it wasn't foreign at all. Nay, my lords, it was very much at home. Master Martineau further goes on to write thus: “Seeds are borne from one end of the realm to another by all creatures great and small. No matter how tightly sealed, gates will do naught to hinder their spread.”
Are you ridiculing our nation's policy!?
I wouldn't dream of it, Ser Vainctoroix. I only wished to draw your attention to a time in the past, before Ishgard closed her gates to the outside world. Over a century ago, Near Eastern gysahl greens were brought over to Eorzea. Thanks to its hardiness, it thrived in our realm, becoming so ubiquitous that it displaced many indigenous species. Species such as the Coerthan gysahl, which fairly disappeared. And indeed it would've, had the Botanists' Guild not continued cultivating it as a strain suited to cooler lands. These chysahl greens found a new home in faraway Gridania. And now they have found their way back home, to Ishgard. “Seeds know no borders; they will sprout wheresoever the earth embraces them.”
...In this manner, Master Martineau ends his missive.
As the matter was still undecided, I thought it best to withhold this fact, but I had received a package from Mistress Fufucha of the Botanists' Guild. Contained within were seeds beyond counting, along with this message: “May they provide for your children and theirs after them for a thousand years to come.” Never in all my years have I felt so humbled. Our own people would do well to learn from this magnanimous gesture.
F-Father! Surely you cannot mean to withdraw the accusations!?
The gysahl greens in question were of Coerthan stock all along. Our accusations were unfounded from the first. The matter is settled. Botanist Basyle. It seems we have been less tolerant than was warranted. Upon my word, none shall question your deeds or motives again. Pray carry on as you have, in the name of our nation.
Without your help, I'd most certainly be a dead man. Thank you, Forename. Thank you a thousand times over. You've done so much for us already, I couldn't ask any more of you. From here on, we'll endeavor to get by on our own. And who knows? If we work hard enough, one day we may even win over Ser Vainctoroix! Now, I suspect that Miss Mujih will be beside herself with worry. Please be sure to let her know that all is well. Once again, thank you, Forename! For everything!

Ishgard[edit]

Foundation[edit]

...All of this happened? Would that I had been there to see it all! And “Seeds know no borders”─I reckon I have the title for the final installment! Make no mistake, this clash between religion and reason will make for truly compelling reading! Ah, but I jest! I've got more sense than to invite more controversy than I already have. The article will focus on Basyle's tireless efforts and the fruit borne of the cooperation between botanists. With that, everything will be wrapped up in a neat little package! <sigh> Speaking of packages, would that it didn't cost an arm and a leg to send those seeds. Now I've got nothing to show for my hard work... Uwaaah! Wh-What I said just now... You mustn't tell anyone! I wanted to make amends for all the trouble I'd caused, you see, and so I sent the seeds in Fufucha's name. I'm glad to hear that they were of some help to Basyle. And with matters settled, our work here is done. You've been the best of subjects, Forename. Without a doubt, this has been the most fulfilling story I've ever written, and I couldn't have written it without you! From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Oh, I've left your reward in Fufucha's keeping. Please have it from her when you go to make your report, as I'm sure you will!
I've left your reward in Fufucha's keeping. Please have it from her when you go to make your report, as I'm sure you will!

The Black Shroud[edit]

Old Gridania[edit]

Greatloam Growery[edit]

I am glad to hear that it ended well. And you will be glad to hear that Mujih's latest article is the talk of the town! Inspired by the tale, many souls have come knocking upon our door─those who harbor the dream of becoming a botanist for the first time, as well as those who had once abandoned that dream. The guild is livelier for their presence. In the midst of all this activity, a peculiar missive arrived from Ishgard, thanking me and the guild for our donation. I haven't the faintest inkling what this is about.

(Question:)Who will you attribute the donation to?

  • Answer1: A bashful philanthropist.
'Tis a bashful philanthropist indeed who does good deeds in someone else's name. I hope to one day get the chance to thank this person. And speaking of thanks, I have something for you. Your reward from Mujih, doubtless hard earned. And 'tis plain from your bearing that you have grown much for your experience. Promise me that you will continue employing your knowledge and skills in service to man and nature both.
  • Answer2: An altruistic reporter.
...A reporter? Oh, I see! It appears that even the most uninhibited among us may have a bashful side. And that reminds me, I have something for you. Your reward from Mujih, doubtless hard earned. And 'tis plain from your bearing that you have grown much for your experience. Promise me that you will continue employing your knowledge and skills in service to man and nature both.
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