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Seeking the Light

Mainquest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 90   Seeking the Light

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Varshahn: Radz-at-Han - Dharma - Meghaduta (x:4.5, y:9.9)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Radz-at-Han Aetheryte Plaza → Meghaduta

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png90The Dark ThroneMainquest1 Icon.png The Dark Throne (Level 90)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 90)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

Honeyed Dragonfruit
Honeyed Dragonfruit
Dragonfruit Blend
Dragonfruit Blend
Marinated Broccoflower
Marinated Broccoflower
Allagan Silver Piece
Allagan Silver Piece
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Varshahn is glad for your arrival.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png90Appealing to the MassesMainquest1 Icon.png Appealing to the Masses (Level 90)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
VarshahnEstinienBeq LuggRyneZeroY'shtola

  • Varshahn is glad for your arrival.
  • With the brands on the moon faltering, Golbez may soon make good on his promise to unleash his armies of voidsent upon the Source. If you are to thwart his ambitions, you must find a means to convey Light from the First unto the Thirteenth, that you might defeat his champion Zeromus. To that end, Y'shtola consulted with Cid and the Ironworks, who then proceeded to produce bespoke devices for the occasion: aether transmitters. The task of delivering these transmitters to the First naturally falls to you alone─until Zero expresses her desire to accompany you on the journey. This requires that her soul be placed in a spirit vessel, and so while Y'shtola sees to the transference, you attend to your own preparations before joining the others at Meghaduta.
  • Along with the aether transmitters, Y'shtola entrusts to you the spirit vessel bearing Zero's soul. She further advises you to seek out Beq Lugg upon your arrival in the First, as the Nu Mou should be able to grant Zero a corporeal form, after which you are to visit Ryne, whose power over Light may prove useful in your greater endeavor.
  • You take a moment to savor the familiar sights of the Crystarium before proceeding to the Cabinet of Curiosity, where you have little difficulty finding Beq Lugg. While they extract Zero from the spirit vessel, the Nu Mou suggests that you look for Ryne at the Hortorium, where she has been spending the better part of her days of late.
  • Once you have finished explaining your plan to Ryne, she insists that you let her help. Beq Lugg arrives with Zero soon after, the memoriate having regained corporeal form.
  • With your party thus assembled, you set your sights upon carrying out Y'shtola's plan to harness Light.

Ah, Forename. I was about to call for you.

There have been developments concerning the voidgate that I would discuss with everyone.

Coincidentally, I am told Y'shtola will be returning shortly.

I dare to hope she has made some progress in devising a way to harness the First's Light...

Come, let us await the others in my chambers.
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066464 hr1.png Spoken without End
My apologies for the delay.
Think nothing of it.
I pray thou art come with glad tidings?
With findings well worth many sleepless nights, I am pleased to report.
You may leave it there, thank you.
Eager though I am to hear the details, I must first share tidings of my own. Grave ones.
066464 hr1.png Thicker than a Knife's Blade
Urianger hath sent word from the voidgate in Mare Lamentorum. The situation is precarious.

They continue to rely upon the brands to contain the forces which would otherwise flow freely into the Source.

Yet though these measures were sufficient to imprison a fragment of Zodiark for eons, against our enemy's determined onslaught, they are degrading at an unsettling rate.

The Loporrits are sparing no effort to sustain the brands, but 'tis only a matter of time ere they fail.

Unless we act soon, there shall be no stopping Golbez from realizing his ambition.
That Zeromus should so test the seal even when not at full strength... 'Tis every bit as terrible as we feared.
Aye. We must needs vanquish it, to which end we require a means to pierce its Dark shroud.
So, did you find it? A way to bring resplendent Light to bear against our foe?
066464 hr1.png The Mushroomery
As a matter of fact, I have.

The theory was simple. We harness Light from the First and channel it to the Thirteenth.

Such a feat would require us to manipulate vast amounts of energy, to say the least...

And so I consulted Cid and his fellows, who rose to the challenge and produced bespoke devices: aether transmitters.

These marvelous contraptions can be placed at locations of our choosing to facilitate the flow of aether. In other words, we can use them to create aetherial currents.
That such a thing should be possible...
We shall first direct aether from Nabaath Areng, where the Flood of Light was halted, into the Crystal Tower. We all know from personal experience the wonders of which it is capable─wonders which suit our needs perfectly.

I should mention that the knowledge G'raha Tia acquired from the archmagus Noah was also a source of inspiration.

Once we have infused the Crystal Tower with sufficient aether, we shall send it into the rift.

And the aether transmitters shall guide the energy unto the Thirteenth, like so.

In this way, we shall have a lance of Light with which to pierce the shield of Darkness.

...Or so I hope. No tests we performed were close to the scale of what we ultimately seek to achieve. I cannot guarantee success.
What will you say?

1) With such great minds on our side, how could we possibly fail?
2) It would hardly be the first time we played it by ear.

Indeed. We've harnessed the wisdom of the past, present, and future to further this cause. I too have faith that it will be enough in the end.

True enough. But that's not a point of pride for me personally.

Science and theory aside, we need to place one or more of these transmitters in the First, I take it?
A task we must entrust to you, Forename. Rest assured I will provide you with what support I can.
066464 hr1.png Sorrow and Loss
I wish to go as well.
This world that you brought back from the brink, I would see it with my own eyes. dost thou intend to make the journey?
In a spirit vessel. That's how you and yours managed it, yes?
Voidsent summoning also sees the soul separated from flesh. This separation I can do at will. The principles are similar enough.
If you aren't averse to traveling with company, I should be glad to lend Zero my vessel.

Then it's settled. I shall finish preparing the transmitters and then help Zero transfer her soul.

Pray see to your own preparations, and then let us reconvene at Meghaduta.
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Quest Accepted
For a moment, I misunderstood and thought Y'shtola was proposing that Zero borrow her body. Which would have been...odd.
Y'shtola will be along after she has seen to Zero's soul. Let us await her here.
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066464 hr1.png Machinations

Apologies for the wait.

Everything went smoothly. Zero's soul is now safely within the spirit vessel.
I shall have the alchemists attend her body until she returns.

The vessel I place in your care, along with the transmitters and a set of garments for Zero.

I've also included instructions on how to operate the Crystal Tower, courtesy of G'raha Tia.
While you're away, I'll join Urianger and the Loporrits on the moon. They'll need help should the brands fail.
A fine idea. For my part, I shall continue to coordinate our efforts while I recover from my wounds.

Given the task at hand, I suggest you speak with Ryne. With her power over Light, she is bound to be helpful in our efforts.

But ere you do that or aught else, seek out Beq Lugg. As the First's foremost authority on soulcraft, they should be able to grant Zero a corporeal form.

As I recall, the old Nu Mou was rather fond of the Cabinet of Curiosity, so that should be your first stop.
066464 hr1.png High Treason
That's all from me. Go forth, Warrior of Darkness, and make your triumphant return to the First!
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Is that you, Forename? What brings you back across the rift?

Honestly! First you ask me to extract another soul from a spirit vessel...

And then you tell me you have designs to channel Light to the void!? Wicked white, Forename, is nothing ever simple with you?

<sigh> I suppose some people can't help but find themselves at the center of world-changing events. Very well. If your home is in peril, then I shall do all in my power to aid you. And if it helps Unukalhai with his work, all the better.

Honestly! First you ask me to extract a soul from a spirit vessel...

And then you tell me you have designs to channel Light to another reflection!? Wicked white, Forename, is nothing ever simple with you?

<sigh> I suppose some people can't help but find themselves at the center of world-changing events. Very well. If your home is in peril, then I shall do all in my power to aid you.

While I tend to your companion, you should go and speak with Ryne.

By all accounts, she practically lives at the Hortorium these days. I will look for you there once I've finished.

Like I said, you'll most likely find Ryne at the Hortorium. Run along for now.
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066464 hr1.png Daring Dalliances
Restoring the elements to the Empty may allow life to flourish there once more...

But that isn't enough to return the environment to the way it was. No, we need to gradually reintroduce life, beginning with plants.

Not just any plants, though, but those that won't be a burden on a weakened land...

Such as...
What will you say?
You've become quite the scholar. I see you've taken an interest in gardening.
How about coffee plants?
Oh! What a welcome surprise!
Coffee... If I recall correctly, it thrives in warm climates, with cooler nights to promote growth.

Yes. Yes, that might be suitable.

And with a good harvest, we could set some aside for coffee biscuits!

Wait... It's you!
It seems you caught me rambling to myself. How embarrassing...

I've been studying botany, you see, hoping that the knowledge would help our work in the Empty.

But never mind that for now. What brings you to the Crystarium? It was my understanding that the Final Days were behind us.
066464 hr1.png Canticle
You wish to combat this otherworldly threat with the power of Light...?

Please let me help.

Though I've lost my connection to Hydaelyn, I can still manipulate Light to a degree.

If there is a chance I could save others with that power, then I have to try.
'Tis done. Zero is now with us in the flesh.

The spirit vessel, I shall hold on to for operating the tower.

This will help me to make sense of the controls, will it?

There's a levity in his words that wasn't there before. It heartens me to know he is well.

I shall see to the preparations as per his instructions.
My thanks for your help.
066464 hr1.png Shade's Delight
Think nothing of it. That said, 'tis customary that my kind receive fitting payment for services rendered...
Not unlike we voidsent, then. In that case, you may devour some of my aether.
Are you mad? I'll do no such thing! The very suggestion is absurd!
Now, now, let's calm down. We all have our preferences, and I'm sure no offense was intended.
I shall attend to the tower now. The rest, I leave to you.
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Zero, was it? My name is Ryne. It's a pleasure to meet you.
This world isn't what I expected. While Light is indeed strong here, it's not pervasive or overwhelming. Everything looks much as it does in the Source.
We have the Warrior of Darkness to thank for that.
If you're interested, I would be glad to show you around.
066464 hr1.png Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Just an ordinary sky. Ordinary...and beautiful.
To think that, after so much loss, they could reclaim this...
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We restored peace to the world, and I want to ensure that peace is preserved. That's why I'm learning everything I can.

I've heard something of your deeds here. Of how the Warrior of Darkness fought on, despite Light ravaging his very being.

Had I the selfsame strength of spirit, perhaps I could've done more for my world...

No. It isn't over yet. The Thirteenth isn't beyond saving. That's why we're here.

So, where to? Just lead the way.
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