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The Benefits of Consultation

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 60   The Benefits of Consultation

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Gaetelle: The Pillars - Dzemael Manor (x:6.2, y:9.4)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Foundation → Athenaeum Astrologicum

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071221.png60Contradicting ConvictionsSidequest1 Icon.png Contradicting Convictions (Level 60)

Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 60)

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Gaetelle looks at you with bright eyes.
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  • Speak with the scholasticate lector.
  • Speak with Gaetelle.
  • Seek out the student in charge of the statue's restoration.
  • Search for suspects in Saint Valeroyant's Forum.
  • Report to Bruvagnon.
  • Speak with Bruvagnon.
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071221.png60Balancing the SpearSidequest1 Icon.png Balancing the Spear (Level 60)

  • Gaetelle looks at you with bright eyes.
  • Gaetelle expresses hope that you will come visit the scholasticate. She bids you and Mathye farewell before taking her leave to return to the cathedral.
  • Upon approaching the scholasticate, the lector standing at the doors recognizes you, mentioning that Gaetelle was hopeful you would come and visit. Pass through and seek her out.
  • You enter the humble seminary and speak with Gaetelle about meeting with the headmistress, only to find that she is absent. Instead, Bruvagnon introduces himself as the deputy headmaster, before you are interrupted by none other than Consulting Inspector Briardien, his nephew. The good inspector has been summoned to investigate the theft of the new head of the statue of Saint Valeroyant. For old times' sake, Briardien asks Bruvagnon if you can accompany him as his associate in the case. Bruvagnon seems reluctant for you to be “associated” with the scholasticate, but eventually acquiesces. Join Briardien in his search for the student responsible for supervising the statue work.
  • The student overseeing the statue's restoration happens to be Theomocent, the student whom you rescued in the Brume. After being questioned by Briardien, he grows skittish and abruptly takes his leave to search for the missing piece on his own. Judging his conduct to be odd, Briardien concludes that the boy is hiding something. While he conducts his own investigation in the Brume, he asks that you search Saint Valeroyant's Forum in Foundation for anyone suspicious, as he believes the thief may be drawn to the broken statue.
  • In the forum, you find Theomocent pleading with Ben to return the crate containing the head of the statue. In response, Ben angrily accuses Theomocent of accepting the lies of the Holy See in order to have a better life. Leigh soon appears and realizing he is outnumbered, Ben yields the crate and escapes. However, Theomocent seems distraught as he ponders the words of his childhood friend. But he is soon inspired by your courage, and resolves to do his part to redeem the teachings of Halone. The two boys take their leave to return to the scholasticate with the crate.
  • You return to the scholasticate and see Theomocent and Leigh, who have already returned the statue piece and explained what happened, leaving out the details of who had stolen it. Briardien asks after the culprit, but before you can reply, one of the highborn students, Archombadin, interrupts, claiming to have witnessed Theomocent and Leigh conspiring with another lowborn friend to steal the statue piece and return it to curry favor. Leigh denies the accusation, asserting that you were there and can vouch for their innocence, but Bruvagnon dismisses the students, putting an end to the discussion.
  • Bruvagnon commends your assistance in resolving the incident and allows you to further accompany Briardien in his work in the scholasticate. However, pointing out the basic level of investigative skill that was necessary to resolve the incident, the inspector remarks that the theft was merely a way to present a more serious problem. He asks his uncle to explain the real reason why his services were requested.

I must take my leave and return to the cathedral. Mathye, it has been a pleasure. Master Surname, I sincerely hope you shall consider my offer to meet with the headmistress. Halone's blessings be upon you both.
Quest Accepted
Oh, my face must be red as a beet at this moment. Well, um, let me know if you ever feel a burning need to help out again? When you have the time, of course!
Master Surname, yes? Sister Gaetelle was hopeful you would come and visit. She awaits you inside.
Enter Saint Endalim's Scholasticate?


Oh, my face must be red as a beet at this moment. Well, um, let me know if you ever feel a burning need to help out again? When you have the time, of course!
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Master Surname! It seems Halone has answered my prayer that you would visit our halls.
Oh, my face must be red as a beet at this moment. Well, um, let me know if you ever feel a burning need to help out again? When you have the time, of course!

Master Surname! A pleasant surprise to see you once more. Praise be to Halone.

...So you are asking after the statue piece. I made sure to lock the workshop door, so I don't understand how it could have been taken. But worry not! I take full responsibility and will personally see it returned.
That won't be necessary. Inspector Briardien, at your service. I am told you were recently harassed by several ruffians in the Brume, and I suspect they may be responsible for this theft. What can you tell me about these men?
N-Nothing, Inspector! I had never seen them before in my life! A-And besides, why would they want to steal the statue piece? It makes no sense! In any event, as I said, the responsibility is mine and mine alone. N-Now, if you would excuse me.

Hmph. Admirable sense of responsibility notwithstanding, he's clearly hiding something.

Forename, I think we may find our answers in Foundation. While I make inquiries in the Brume, I ask that you keep an eye on the forum. Many miscreants are wont to delight in their misdeeds, and this one may be drawn to the statue.
Hm. Soot and white pumice dust. We have our boy.
Your friendship with Briardien may be a blessing in disguise. I hope you will find the missing piece soon.
I pray the Fury will give you the speed to solve this conundrum before the headmistress returns.

Master Surname, how did you...? <sigh> I suppose I should be honest with you. I am certain the stolen piece is in that crate. I know you are helping the inspector, but I beg you, let me try to reason with Ben first.

Ben, please return the statue piece and all shall be forgiven. You do understand the consequences of what you are doing? Defiling a saint's monument is a serious crime!

When Father Choisseau read us stories at the orphanage, you loved the ones about Saint Valeroyant. Do you not wish to see the statue restored?

Saint Valeroyant. An Azure Dragoon who drew the great wyrm away from Ishgard. For all we know, that too was a lie.

The Holy See and the bloody highborn deceived us, Theo! They built their fortunes on our backs! But would willingly believe those lies if it meant a chance at a better life for yourself!

I knew you were the one behind this! You've been following Theo and me ever since we met in the Brume!

Be careful, Forename! He's not going to give it up without a fight!
W-Wait, all of you! I still believe Ben will do what's right!

There you go again, turning up your nose and spewing shite as if you're one of them. Don't you see? I am doing what's right! I'm ridding us of these false heroes!

Bah! Keep your bloody head, and your library and lessons filled with lies. Believe them if you want─you're just as bad as the rest!

He...he is right to be angry. I dreamt of teaching our people to walk in Halone's grace. But when the scripture itself has been called into question, how am I to find my own way?

Whatever should I do...?
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What will you say?

Forge your own path.


My own path? You mean...interpret the scripture on my own? A different approach to our faith, to be sure...but mayhap you have the right of it.

I suppose there is no simple answer. Yet when I look at you, I see one who has walked his own path, no matter how perilous. I envy that courage...

Mayhap the answer to my question is writ not in ink nor carved in stone, but in the strength of mine own conviction.

Forgive me, Ben, but I have come too far to give up now. If Halone's teachings have been distorted by man's hand, then by man's hand must they be redeemed.

That's all well and good, but we won't change Ishgard by standing around in the snow. At least Ben left us the statue piece. We'd best return it before that prized peacock starts squawking to the deputy headmaster.

Will you come too, Forename? I'm sure he will appreciate your help in retrieving it.
You again!? I told you not to meddle in my affairs. Away with you!
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I see you found the boy and the missing statue piece. Care to share with us the details?
Well, that is that. All's well that ends well, yes?
(Theo already explained everything. We recovered the statue piece, and that's what matters.)
Master Surname, I must apologize for the behavior of my students. They have been at each other's throats since the revelations came to light. As for your performance─you have surpassed my expectations, and I will allow you to assist Briardien in his work at the scholasticate. Well done.

If I may be so bold, Uncle. Though I have but arrived, and this is the only case you have had me investigate thus far, I must say that I found it rather a waste of my talents.

While theft is indeed a serious matter, I cannot help but wonder if this was merely some pretense. Surely you have a more pressing problem?
...An astute observation. I expected nothing less. There is indeed another matter I should discuss with you and your newly appointed associate.
Quest Completed
Excellent work, Forename. I had no doubts that you would rise to the challenge.
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