Taking the Red

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   Taking the Red
Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png48,000 Gil Icon.png939
Guaranteed Rewards
Soul of the Red Mage Icon.png Mythrite Rapier Icon.png Red Attire Coffer Icon.png 
Achievement Rewarded
038847.png How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes I
Informationicon.png Description
A distraught lass seeks a savior for her sister.

※This quest will unlock the red mage job.

Objectivesicon.png Objectives
Issuing NPC: Distraught Lass
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal -Sapphire Avenue Exchange  (14.1-11.7)
Type: Job Quest
Misc Reward: Red Mage unlocked
Unlocks: Sidequest1 Icon.pngThe Crimson Duelist
NPCs Involved: Well-dressed LassRed-garbed TravelerX'rhun Tia
  • An obviously distraught girl has begged you to help rescue her sister from a group of kidnappers. It seems a passing traveler has engaged the villains in combat, but the odds are not in his favor. Head out through the Gate of Thal, and find the well-dressed lass in central Thanalan.
  • You arrive at the scene of the battle, only to look on in amazement as a sword-wielding mage dispatches the last of the would-be kidnappers. Recover your composure, and approach the red-garbed traveler.
  • The traveler introduces himself as X'rhun Tia. Having eliminated the threat to the girl's safety, he proposes a return to her sister inside the city. Head back through the Gate of Thal, and speak with the distraught lass.
  • The sisters express their heartfelt thanks, and confirm that X'rhun truly is a Crimson Duelist like the heroes spoken of in their father's stories. After making sure that the girls are safely on their way home, the jovial red mage suggests you share a drink together. Make your way to the Coffer & Coffin, and look for X'rhun Tia.
  • X'rhun appears impressed by your strength of character, and offers to teach you the rudiments of red magic even as he taught them to Alisaie. He warns, however, that the path will be a demanding one. Consider his proposal, then speak with the red mage once more.
  • You convey to a delighted X'rhun your decision to become a red mage. He bestows upon you a Soul of the Red Mage, and bids you absorb its knowledge in preparation for the next step on your new path. Equip the mythrite rapier, and speak with X'rhun once more.
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