Stars in the Dark

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 65   Stars in the Dark

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Hien: The Azim Steppe - The Sea of Blades (x:33.4, y:29.1)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Reunion

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071201.png65An Impossible DreamMainquest1 Icon.png An Impossible Dream (Level 65)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 65)

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Experience Points

Pine Composite Bow
Doman Iron Culverin
Durium Staff
Tigerskin Grimoire
Battledance Materia V
Battledance Materia V
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Hien is, if nothing else, an optimist at heart.
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Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png65A Warrior's WelcomeMainquest1 Icon.png A Warrior's Welcome (Level 65)
071221.png65A Dicey SituationSidequest1 Icon.png A Dicey Situation (Level 65)
071221.png65Absolute FaithSidequest1 Icon.png Absolute Faith (Level 65)
071221.png65Oh MatronSidequest1 Icon.png Oh Matron (Level 65)
071221.png65Silence of the LambsSidequest1 Icon.png Silence of the Lambs (Level 65)

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  • Hien is, if nothing else, an optimist at heart.

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He's a lot more...straightforward than I expected? And he's certainly not short on confidence.

But maybe that's the kind of leader Doma needs if they're going to beat these odds. And hey─we've come this far, haven't we? Who's to say we can't go even further?
Has he truly recovered from his wounds, I wonder? I believe a match may be in order...

So─you too have heard of the Naadam.

"The great battle for supremacy of the Steppe.“ I learned of it during my stay with the Mol.

To my knowledge no foreigners have ever participated, much less triumphed in a Naadam. But, lack of precedent notwithstanding, I should think we would have good standing to bid them march with us to Doma─should we win.
Will they even permit us to fight, my lord? We belong to no tribe of the Steppe.

We are not without options, given what Cirina has told me.

You see, in accordance with the gods' wishes, her people shall participate in the coming Naadam...

...And when they take the field, I mean for us to fight alongside them as fellow warriors of the Mol.

But we need not discuss this at length here. Come, let us head north to Mol Iloh, where Cirina and her people have made camp for this season.
Quest Accepted
Cirina came all this way by herself? She's braver than she looks.
The beasts are never far. I saw more than a few stalking us as we walked. Truly, these lands are fraught with peril.

My friends, I give you Mol Iloh!

The khatun of the tribe, Temulun, resides in the largest yurt. We should go and make our introductions.
I am told you have a knack for making excellent first impressions, Forename. Why don't you lead the way?
It's smaller and more cozy than Reunion. And is that music I hear? It's strange...but somehow comforting...
For all the grand promises my lord Hien has made, it would not do for us to falter now. We must earn the Mol's blessing.
Oh, it's you. Where are your comrades? Did you find Hien?
At last, the traveler comes...
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Temulun Khatun, Cirina, I am returned.
Ah, you found each other!
Ours is the soil, Hien. The Doman's and the Eorzeans', too.
You know us?
The gods know you, do the stars in the heavens, which shone bright at your coming.
The Mol hearken to the whispers of the elder gods, which guide us in our daily lives. We know them through the udgan─like my grandmother.
Khatun, I am come to beg a boon of you and yours. That I might liberate my homeland, I seek to rally the strength of the Steppe.

To that end, I wish to fight in the Naadam─as a warrior of the Mol.

Will you grant me this honor?
To stand with the Mol is fruitless! Hien, do not do this! The gods may have willed that our tribe join in the Naadam, but...
There is no path to victory! We are weak and our numbers few. Even with your help, it would be impossible.
I thank you for your concern, Cirina. But it is precisely because of the seeming hopelessness of your cause that we must needs cast our lot with you.
Were we to join hands with a more favored tribe, our victory would inevitably be attributed to them. And no one would follow me to Doma.
'Twas the gods' will that we fight. Mayhap this too is their design.

Hear me, then.
As khatun of the Mol, I invite you all to join with us in the Naadam.

Will you look after them?
Come with me, friends. There is much I would show you.
You, wait. I would have words.

A singular radiance. Shimmering.
Like a jewel of the Dusk Mother, blinding in its brilliance.

Stars flicker and flock to you. Before such gathered light, even the secrets of the gods may be laid bare.

Some are fated to rise in grace and glory. Others to falter and fade, though not from memory. Both will be your strength and salvation come the end.

Cherish the stars and the light they bring you in the dark.

For you are a traveler, are you not?
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Wheresoever you go, remember that you are not alone. Remember that you carry the fire for them, and they for you.

I guess we'll have to beat some strong opponents to win this Naadam...

But that's good, isn't it? I mean, if they were easy to beat, they wouldn't be worth taking back to Doma, would they?

Although I have spent much time with the Mol, I have yet to fully grasp the nature of the udgan and their insights.

That they value the chance encounter, and the potential fortune it brings, however, is plain. Let us try not to disappoint them!
How confident and bold in speech he has grown. More and more he reminds me of his father in his youth...

...Thank you all for coming, and for offering to fight with us in the Naadam. Though I still fear our chances grim, I am grateful for your assistance.

To be recognized as warriors of the Mol, there is a trial you must overcome.

But before we speak of such things, there is another, more pressing matter!
Quest Complete

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