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Surpassing the Samurai

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   Surpassing the Samurai
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Bunchin: The Ruby Sea - Rasen Kaikyo - Tamamizu (x:27.9, y:16.5)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Tamamizu

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071341.png70The Fire-bird Down BelowFeaturequest1 Icon.png The Fire-bird Down Below (Level 70)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 70)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

3,318
Gil
Miscellaneous Reward

Trialicon.png The Wreath of Snakes (Level 70)

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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Bunchin holds in his hand an urgent missive addressed to you.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Genbu in Reisen Temple.
  • Speak with Seiryu in the Ruby Sea.
  • Use the Duty Finder to confront Seiryu in the Wreath of Snakes.
  • Speak with Seiryu.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png70The Fifth LordFeaturequest1 Icon.png The Fifth Lord (Level 70)

  • Bunchin holds in his hand an urgent missive addressed to you.
  • The ancient wards holding the mad auspice Koryu in his prison are on the verge of failure, and Genbu of the Four Lords would have you return to Reisen Temple at once. Tataru too is needed, but it seems the collective has already taken the initiative and summoned her themselves...
  • As feared, the mad auspice that could single-handedly transform the Ruby Sea into a fiery hellscape is poised to return at any moment. The only means by which this calamity might possibly be averted is through the combined powers of the Four Lords, and to that end, you must quell the aramitama of the fourth and arguably most powerful member: Seiryu. The serpentine dragon, who appears to be in full possession of his faculties, agrees to face you in mortal combat, albeit on a distant island he calls home. To that end, you must first journey to the Isle of Bekko in the Ruby Sea, and from there set forth to the chosen battleground with the aid of Genbu.
  • Before you depart for his island, Seiryu reflects on the fallen samurai Tenzen, who bested him in single combat long ago. On that fateful day, he vowed to train tirelessly that he might claim victory in a future rematch, but was denied the opportunity to do so. And so he found a new purpose in striving to destroy the fiend that robbed the Four Lords of Tenzen: Koryu. Alas, in order to do so, he intends to embrace the aramitama and become a demon to destroy another. Though deeply troubling, your objective is unchanged─you and your adventurer comrades must band together and defeat the legendary auspice.
※The Wreath of Snakes can be accessed via the Duty Finder.
  • Dangerous and deadly though he was, Seiryu was ultimately no match for you and yours. His soul now at peace, the auspice appears to be in a rather more contemplative mood than before...
  • Long, long ago, Seiryu was regarded as a great kami by the people of an island, who offered him gifts. When visited by calamity, however, they mistook him as the cause and began to offer their own children as sacrifices, who Seiryu would spirit away to other lands and set free in secret. And so, over the years, his worshipers slowly became his decriers, believing him less a guardian spirit and more a malevolent demon. Accordingly, they turned to sellswords, whom they plied with coin to come and slay the serpent, until Tenzen came and defeated him in single combat, only to then offer him a place at his side, along with three other fantastic beasts who would comprise the remainder of the Four Lords. As he thinks on those halcyon days, Seiryu recalls that he was not so much driven to surpass Tenzen, but rather to become an auspice worthy of man's worship─a magnificent dragon that would safeguard his chosen. A noble aspiration briefly forgotten, perhaps due to the influence of the aramitama...

Passing through, or here for another reason? Regardless, I have tidings from our friends beneath Hells' Lid.


Another missive delivered by one of the auspices─a raccoon dog, I believe. It was rather agitated, too. I fear matters may be coming to a head...


Koryu's wards are on the verge of failure. Return to Reisen Temple at once, brave warrior. Worry not for the urchin─I have sent a messenger to her as well.


Straight to the point, was it? Do not let me keep you, then.
Quest Accepted
Good, good. Then let us proceed.
You weren't exaggerating, were you? About Koryu's wards?

Would that I were. Soroban and my comrades are doing their utmost to maintain them for now, but I fear Koryu will not be denied.


Even now I do not understand. I was certain we had more time to prepare...


Bah! Worrying over my mistake will avail us nothing. Only the strength of the Four Lords united will see us through this crisis. Only together can we hope to renew the wards and keep Koryu in his prison!


It falls to you, Forename, to quell the aramitama of our comrade Seiryu. Will you do this for us, brave warrior?


I doubted not that you would agree, but am nevertheless relieved.


The last of our quartet is perhaps the most formidable among us, for in battle he commands a great host of shiki. You will see this yourself soon enough, but for now we must wait patiently...
(- Seiryu -)
Nay, Genbu. You need wait no longer.

You are come sooner than expected, comrade. I trust our messenger informed you of the dire circumstances.


Then you know what must be done. This warrior, Forename, will face you in battle, as he did Suzaku and Byakko before you.

...Very well. But not here, for this is a temple, not a battlefield.


To the east of Hingashi is an island I have claimed as my own. There we may wreak havoc to our hearts' content. 'Tis far from this place, but a warrior such as you would not balk at a lengthy swim, I trust.
Perhaps not, but it would needlessly tire him before the trial. I will use my command of the flowing waters to speed his way.
If it means I am spared the burden of looking after him, then I am all for it. We shall gather at the Isle of Bekko first, and from there begin our journey.
Urchin! While I am away, I leave you in charge!
Yes sir, tiny turtle, sir! I'll keep a close eye on the others while they work their magicks or whatever it is they're doing!
As much as I do enjoy your company, should you not be with Genbu and the others averting a calamity or some such?
Are you sure you have not crossed paths with Tamamo Gozen? No? And you would tell me if you had? Ah, yes, of course. Why would you not...?
I tell you, I've got a bad feeling about this...
There are few in whom I would place my faith without question. I count the Four Lords among these. They will not fail.
I don't know why everyone's so worried. I mean, we've got the whole gang back together, right? The Four Lords! What could possibly go wrong?
So it has come to this...

...Hmm. Forename, was it?


I see why Genbu favors you. You are...not unlike him. That much is plain.


Tenzen too was possessed of a quiet confidence─a well-deserved one at that. When he met his foes in battle, blade in hand, he was...magnificent...
As well you should know, having been bested by him in single combat. Which was why you chose to join us, was it not?

Aye. I vowed to surpass him, and from that day forward trained tirelessly to hone my skills that I might claim victory in a rematch, only to be forever denied the chance when Koryu struck him down.


By the time I had become a full-fledged auspice worthy of the Four Lords, there was no one left to fight. My vow was broken; my purpose lost.
Seiryu...
But the whispers within told me of another. They promised me redemption─vengeance!─by destroying the fiend that robbed us all of Tenzen long ago.
...Whispers? Brother, no! You mustn't!
"The strength to lay Koryu low can be yours if you but give voice to me. If you but let me lead the way.“ And so I have, Brother. I have embraced the aramitama!

Folly. All know not to trust its honeyed words and false promises. And yet you would surrender to it, body and soul, perchance forevermore?


Turn back, Brother, I beg of you! Before it is too late and you fall to the primal rage and become a broken shell! Like Koryu!

Think you I know not what is at stake!? If I must become a demon to slay another, then I do so gladly! My vow demands it!


Only by embracing the aramitama will we ever rid ourselves of Koryu. This I know. You will not sway me from this path, warrior.
Manual : Insert the correct Q & A's below into a table
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What will you say?

I will quell your aramitama, one way or another.


...

I see you too are committed to your course. Hardly surprising, given that you fought Byakko and Suzaku.


Then we shall forgo further debate, and let the battle determine who is right...and who is dead.

This is indeed a troubling development. In embracing the aramitama, the shiki he commands may pose a far greater threat...


Nevertheless, our purpose is unchanged. You must show him the error of his ways, Forename, and save him from his primal rage!
This seems a secluded enough place for us to speak. Excellent.
Don't you worry! This urchin has everything under control!
Are you sure you have not crossed paths with Tamamo Gozen? No? And you would tell me if you had? Ah, yes, of course. Why would you not...?
I tell you, I've got a bad feeling about this...
There are few in whom I would place my faith without question. I count the Four Lords among these. They will not fail.
I don't know why everyone's so worried. I mean, we've got the whole gang back together, right? The Four Lords! What could possibly go wrong?
So it has come to this...
Whenever you are ready, I will deliver you and your fellow adventurers to Seiryu's lair. You did remember to gather your fellow adventurers, did you not?
Don't you worry! This urchin has everything under control!
Are you sure you have not crossed paths with Tamamo Gozen? No? And you would tell me if you had? Ah, yes, of course. Why would you not...?
I tell you, I've got a bad feeling about this...
There are few in whom I would place my faith without question. I count the Four Lords among these. They will not fail.
I don't know why everyone's so worried. I mean, we've got the whole gang back together, right? The Four Lords! What could possibly go wrong?
So it has come to this...
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Quest Completed
Oh, you are returned? But where is Seiryu?
Don't you worry! This urchin has everything under control!
Are you sure you have not crossed paths with Tamamo Gozen? No? And you would tell me if you had? Ah, yes, of course. Why would you not...?
I tell you, I've got a bad feeling about this...
There are few in whom I would place my faith without question. I count the Four Lords among these. They will not fail.
I don't know why everyone's so worried. I mean, we've got the whole gang back together, right? The Four Lords! What could possibly go wrong?
So it has come to this...
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