The Nonmind

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 52   The Nonmind
Quest
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png52,800 Gil Icon.png473
Optional Rewards
 
 
 
 
 
Informationicon.png Description
Alphinaud is eager to make contact with the Gnath.
Objectivesicon.png Objectives
Issuing NPC: Alphinaud
The Dravanian Forelands -The Smoldering Wastes  (26-17)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: Mainquest1 Icon.pngA Gnathic Deity,
Sidequest1 Icon.pngFeat of Clay,
Sidequest1 Icon.pngLow-hanging Fruit,
Sidequest1 Icon.pngStolen Munitions,
Sidequest1 Icon.pngTo Each His Own
Requirements
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngGifts for the Outcasts
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:The Nonmind
NPCs Involved: Vath FleetfootVath Storyteller
Journal
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  • Alphinaud places your collective offerings at the trading post, and you are soon approached by three curiously affable Gnath. They seem well pleased with the goods, and your party is invited to their nearby hive to trade. Enter Loth ast Vath, and speak with the Vath fleetfoot you met earlier.
  • You enter the grounds of the Vath hive, and the Gnath you spoke with at the trading post directs you to the hive's chosen leader. Approach the Vath storyteller and barter for information.
  • The storyteller welcomes you to the hive, and willingly relates the circumstances that led to the summoning of his tribe's predictably crystal-hungry primal. Unfortunately, nothing the Vath leader tells you offers any clue as to how you might go about defeating the insatiable creature...
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The Dravanian Forelands[edit]

The Smoldering Wastes[edit]

Well, everything appears to be in order. Assuming no one has any objections to my choice of presentation, I shall place our offerings at the trading post as instructed. Were I of the Gnath, I think I would be suitably impressed. Well? How long must we wait? Should we have sounded a signal or some such?
Calm yourself, Master Alphinaud. Our offering has not gone unnoticed.
<click> <click> Long has it been since hunters last came to trade, bearing gifts that filled the air with such delightful scents.
Excited Gnath
Landtrap nectar!
Exultant Gnath
Caelumtree fruit!
Gnath Trio
And nanka flesh!
Vath Fleetfoot
What delectable foods you have brought for us. Our meager existence is much enriched by your bounty. <click> <click> Come, hunters. Come to our hive if you would trade. Cramped and stifling our homes are, but the rancid incense keeps the dragons at bay.
Excited Gnath
Cramped!
Exultant Gnath
Stifling!
Gnath Trio
And horribly smelly!
But better to live in stench than be cracked and crunched by dragon jaws, yes? Come, come, it is not far.
Can those truly be Gnath? Were it not for their appearance, I would think them wholly unrelated to the savage creatures that attacked us on the road.
These Gnath seem harmless enough. Almost jovial, even. I would prefer, however, that we conclude our business with them as soon as possible.
...Strangely friendly, are they not? Or mayhap just strange. When I set out to master the dragoon's jump, 'twas not to strike fear into the hearts of high-hanging fruit.
Master Alphinaud possesses a rare talent for the arcane arts. Should he continue to apply himself to their study, he will become a formidable mage in time.


Loth ast Vath[edit]

<click> <click> Your presence has been announced to the storyteller. You must speak to our chosen leader in words, for we are Vath. We are the Nonmind. <click> <click> The storyteller awaits you. If you wish to trade, then it is to him that you must speak.
<click> <click> Welcome to our hive, hunters. You have brought delicacies much sought after by our people, and we are much pleased. What would you have in return?
Honored elder─pray allow me to begin by thanking you for welcoming us into your home, and for accepting our humble offerings. My companions and I are come in search of knowledge─specifically, knowledge of your people's god.
Knowledge alone? What strange hunters you are! But if it is words you desire, then words you shall have! We are the Vath─the Nonmind─and to speak is our fate! You will hear the tale of the Gnath's god─of the god the Onemind summoned into our midst.
The “Onemind”...these are the Gnath who reside in the main colony?
Yes, they are one. Connected. But let us begin the story at its beginning... Some moons ago, a single dragon flew in from the east, bleeding and weak. It fell from the sky and into the hive, where it was swarmed by my brethren. And with spear, and spell, and musket, the dragon was slain.
'Twas likely one that had fled battle with my kinsmen. I should commend you for finishing the job.
Dragons are fierce and terrible adversaries. The Onemind would always cower when their winged shadows passed over the ground. But no longer─they had learned that a battle-weary Dravanian was easy prey. Thus did the Overmind decide to heed the words of the black-robed men. The Onemind would call forth our god, and unleash His blades upon the dragons... Dravanian lands would become Gnath lands, and ever larger would grow our domain. But our god ever hungers. The price He demands in crystals far exceeds the rewards for this war. We of the Vath despise and revile His insatiable existence!
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