The Forest for the Trees

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 37   The Forest for the Trees
Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png9,660 Gil Icon.png1,571
Informationicon.png Description
Belmont affects a sellsword's cynicism, but the Gods' Quiver in him dies hard. So urgently does he seek as scout that he will hire one himself.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
  • Search the Ixali lair for clues.
  • Deliver the black yew log to Belmont.
Issuing NPC: Belmont
Coerthas Central Highlands -Dragonhead -Camp Dragonhead (26-16)
Type: Sidequest
Unlocks: Stand and QuiverSidequest1 Icon.png
Quest: Sidequest1 Icon.pngToo Many Enemies
Required Items
Black Yew Log Icon.png
Mobs Involved: Ixali WildtalonIxali Boundwind
Items Involved: Black Yew Log
NPC Locations
Belmont in Coerthas Central Highlands at (26.5-16.3)
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Sidequest4 Icon.png Belmont in Coerthas Central Highlands at (26.5-16.3)
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  • A veteran of many Ixali skirmishes in Gridania, Belmont suspects that there is more to the Ixal's presence in this part of the world than meets the eye. He bids you use your stealth and cunning to search their lair to the east.
  • After a review of the Ixal's housekeeping and a battle to the death, you discover nothing more unusual than a log of very dark wood. Still, it grew not from these woods, and the birdmen hardly kept it as a pet. Return to the camp and give the log to Belmont.
  • According to Belmont, the black yew you brought back is found only in the Twelveswood and is much favored by the Ixal who plant the tree to create living fortifications. Belmont believes that this is evidence that the Ixal are settling in Coerthas, seizing on the distraction afforded by Ishgard's many troubles.
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