The Joy of Pictomancy

Featurequest1 Icon.pngNew Lv. 80   The Joy of Pictomancy

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Cheerless Hearer: Old Gridania - Nophica's Altar (x:8.1, y:10.3)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: New Gridania → Conjurers' Guild

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Spacer2.png Disciples of War or Magic (Level 80)

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Experience Points

Soul of the Pictomancer
Weathered Painter's Attire Coffer (IL 515)
Weathered Round Brush
Miscellaneous Reward
Unlocks Changing Classes Active Help, Jobs Active Help
Unlocks ability to purchase Weathered Round BrushWeathered Painter's BeretWeathered Painter's TabardWeathered Painter's HalfglovesWeathered Painter's SlopsWeathered Painter's Pattens
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
The cheerless Hearer is at the end of his tether.
※This quest will unlock the pictomancer job.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Survey the Gridania aetheryte plaza for the meddlesome moogle.
  • Speak with Kupopo and attend his interview.
  • Speak with Kupopo once more.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png80Mind over ManorFeaturequest1 Icon.png Mind over Manor (Level 80)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved
Cheerless Hearer, Kupopo, Rielle, Aymar, Sidurgu, Iroha
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  • The cheerless Hearer is at the end of his tether.
※This quest will unlock the pictomancer job.
  • In Old Gridania you encounter a Hearer who is relieved you have not approached him to lodge a complaint like others before you. It would seem a mischievous moogle has been pestering adventurers in the aetheryte plaza in an attempt to involve them in a “painting endeavor” of some sort. You are advised to avoid this moogle...unless you happen to have artistic inclinations.
  • It is easy enough to find the moogle who so fervently wishes to introduce “pictomancy” to all and sundry. Upon hearing you express interest, the moogle introduces himself as Kupopo and regales you with a brief history of this art. However, as he only has one soul crystal to share, he requires that you consent to an interview at the Carline Canopy, that he might assess your suitability for the role.
  • Kupopo is satisfied by your answers to his myriad questions, and deems you a suitable inheritor for his soul crystal. But before he hands it over, he warns you that the soul crystal comes with a condition. Kupopo seeks to be reunited with a lost friend and requests your assistance in finding her over the course of your training. If you are willing to oblige him, you need only speak with him once more to reaffirm your commitment.
  • Having received your promise of assistance, Kupopo presents you with the soul crystal. The moogle bids you equip it when you are ready to begin your training in earnest.

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Matron help me, one more complaint this day, and I swear─

Ahem! Forgive me my rambling. But please, tell me you haven't come to make a complaint...
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What will you say?
I'll have you know my
is going swimmingly.
I haven't─is something amiss?

Well, I should warn you that a moogle has been making a nuisance of himself here in Gridania.

The pommed pest has been harassing adventurers in an attempt to rope them into some painting endeavor. Despite the lack of interest, he refuses to give up.

You are an adventuring sort, are you not? If so, you would be wise to give that moogle a wide berth...

...unless you are the artistic adventuring sort. I suspect he's still loitering in the aetheryte plaza, if my tale has piqued your interest.
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<sigh> Of all the Hearers, why must I contend with this mountain of complaints...?

Ah, there you are! I would have invited you to my cozy little hovel and put out tea and biscuits...

...Except I don't have a cozy little hovel. Or any home to speak of, for that matter. Such is the life of an itinerant moogle, kupo.

I haven't a gil to my name, either, so I can't order us tea and biscuits. But we can avail ourselves of a table!
Ahem! By the power vested in me, I now pronounce this interview commenced, kupo! Let's begin with the basics─might I have your full name?
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What's your name?

I'm Forename Surname.

My name doesn't matter. I'm no one of import.

'Tis a fine name! Well met, Forename Surname!

Oooh, how utterly mysterious! My pom's all a-quiver.
Quest Completed
Quest Completed

But that was actually a trick question, kupo! I already know who you are...Mister Warrior of Light!

But that was actually a trick question, kupo! I already know who you are: Forename Surname, one of the realm's rising stars!

Right, on to the next question. What do you consider your primary vocation?
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What is your primary vocation?

I'm an adventurer through and through.

Defender of the weak and champion of the realm!

I'm, uh...between jobs at the moment...

Very good, very good! Adventurers are known to be a helpful lot, ever ready to aid those in need. You've the ideal temperament for a pictomancer, kupo!

Ohoho, to declare it with such pride─you must be motivated to help others indeed! You've the ideal temperament for a pictomancer, kupo!

Oh, I... I apologize if I asked a sensitive question...

But take heart, my friend! If you pass my interview, you'll become a certified pictomancer, and all the realm shall “ooh” and “ahh” at you!

And moving along to the next question... How would you rate your artistic abilities?
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How would you rate your artistic abilities?

I am a master of the arts!

Above average, perhaps.

My stick figure drawings are second to none...?

Excellent, kupo! While a pictomancer's most vital asset is their vivid imagination, it certainly wouldn't hurt to have some skills!

That's just fine, kupo! For a pictomancer's most vital asset isn't their artistic skill, but their vivid imagination!

Well I, for one, think stick figures are wonderful─as is your honest answer! You'll be pleased to know that pictomancy relies more on one's imagination than their artistic abilities, so don't fret about your egregious lack of the latter!

Speaking of imagination, let's try and put yours to work. Tell me the first thought that enters your mind when you hear the word...“moogle”!
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What do you think when you hear the word “moogle”?

Fluffiness and fun!

Irrepressible cuteness.

Furry little shites.

Ah, yes... From the fluffy fur to the merry mannerisms, I can fairly see the moogle in your mind wheeling winsomely in the air! Yours is a rich imagination, kupo!

I'm inclined to agree, kupo. Starfaring hares and carefree catfish weep at the sight of us, burdened by the knowledge they will never surpass the fuzziest and most charming of beasts!

I-I beg your pardon!? That's a rather unsettling answer...but I suppose there's a fine line between genius and madness. I won't dwell on it, kupo.

Now, this next question is very important: someone's in trouble! What do you do?
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What do you do when someone's in trouble?

Help them without question!

Speak with them first to gauge the problem.

Ask what the reward is to see if it's worth the effort.

I didn't expect any other answer, kupo! If I may ask a follow-up question─can you share a recent example of when you approached a soul in distress?

That is indeed a prudent approach, kupo. If I may ask a follow-up question─can you share a recent example of when you approached a soul in distress?

Reward!? Well...that would mean you'd consider lending a hand, right? Yes, yes... Ah, if I may ask a follow-up question─could you share a recent example of when you approached a soul in distress?

...Come again? A Hearer who's been inundated with complaints about my pictomancy pitches!?

Oh, dear... That's rather disheartening, kupo. B-But this isn't about me! What's important is that you are not wont to ignore the plight of another.

That willingness to serve a greater purpose and emulate Archon Relm's example is the key to becoming a truly talented pictomancer!

Having considered your answers, I'm thrilled to report you've passed my interview with flying colors, kupo! I'm certain you will bear our legacy admirably.

Having considered your answers, I reckon you have what it takes to become a capable pictomancer! I'm so relieved I found you, kupo...

Having considered your answers, letting you become a pictomancer...may have moderately disastrous repercussions. Still, I've made worse decisions in my life, and there's no denying you show promise, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

I deem you worthy of the soul crystal. However, I should warn you that it comes with some proverbial strings attached. A bit of emotional baggage, too.

You see, several moons ago, I got into a terrible argument with my best friend. We went our separate ways, and I've not seen her since...

I wish I could meet her again, try to reconcile─more than anything. So if we hear aught of her during our journey together, I'd like you to lend me a helping hand.

If you're still willing to train as a pictomancer with this condition in mind, then the soul crystal is yours. Just say the word, kupo!

So, you still wish to be a pictomancer, in full acceptance of my condition?

Then as promised, I bestow upon you the soul crystal!

And to help get you started, I've prepared a set of equipment! Hopefully it fits, kupo...
Quest Completed
You have unlocked a new job! You can change to this job at any time by equipping the weapon received from this quest.

When changing jobs, gear sets will allow you to register and save your equipment. You may then use them to switch between jobs instantly without the need to manually equip weapons or equipment.

A button for the Gear Set interface is located in the upper portion of the Character window.

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