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The Proud and the Pointy-eyed

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Cyr: Foundation - Saint Reinette's Forum (x:9.9, y:11.4)

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071341.png60Don't Trust Anyone over SixtyFeaturequest1 Icon.png Don't Trust Anyone over Sixty (Level 60)

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

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Cyr is a man at the end of his tether.
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  • Speak with Cyr in Idyllshire.
  • Speak with Nashu outside Tailfeather.
  • Question the hunters of Tailfeather. 0/3
  • Speak with Nashu.
  • Search for the Grand Sers at Anyx Trine.
  • Pull the Grand Ser free from the ground.
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071341.png60If I Could Turn Back TimeFeaturequest1 Icon.png If I Could Turn Back Time (Level 60)

  • Cyr is a man at the end of his tether.
  • Inspector's Log:
The future of House Manderville is in peril! Gigi, apple of my eye, beloved son, has run away with the Grand Sers, those elderly scoundrels! Glad though I was to see him regain his lost memories, his sudden revelations led him to pursue a most dangerous path. Overcome with grief for his deceased creator, he now seeks to harness his phenomenal powers that he might return the dead to life! Yet I know full well he will not find solace in the dark arts, and so it falls to me, Zombibrand, devourer of brains, undead overlord extraordinaire─ Ahem! Former undead overlord, to return my dear boy to the strait and narrow!
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Cyr's forays into the inquisition's archives of forbidden tomes have led him to conclude that Gigi's mysterious abilities are rooted in ancient Allagan traditions. The mammet may indeed have the power to raise the dead, after a fashion, but Cyr believes that at best the resulting entity would be a soulless husk. In any event, he would like to pay a visit to the former residence of Archmagus Quan, the mammet's long-dead creator─but before you can depart together, he is confronted by another inquisitor who claims he committed heresy in the course of his investigation. The young man's accusations spur Cyr to erupt in a righteous fury in which he finds himself denouncing the inquisition he once pledged to serve. After the faint-hearted inquisitor flees to summon the guard, Cyr observes that it would be prudent to flee Ishgard with all due haste, and bids you accompany him to Idyllshire.
  • You arrive too late to catch Inspector Hildibrand, who has resumed his pursuit of the Grand Sers. According to Nashu and Julyan, the inspector set forth for Tailfeather after learning that the Grand Sers, who had briefly stopped in Idyllshire to resupply, spoke openly of slaying dragons in the Dravanian forelands. Cyr bids you accompany the two women in their search for the inspector while he journeys alone to Archmagus Quan's former residence in an effort to see what else he might learn of the mammet and its creator.
  • Outside Tailfeather you, Nashu, and Julyan decide to split up and question the chocobo hunters separately. With luck, you may learn something of the Grand Sers whereabouts, as well as those of Inspector Hildibrand...
  • The Grand Sers left a rather strong impression on the hunters of Tailfeather, many of whom recall vividly the bold claims they made regarding their ambition to kill the greatest dragon of them all. For whatever reason, however, they have nothing to say about Inspector Hildibrand. Regardless, the information you have gathered should prove of interest to Nashu and Julyan.
  • Nashu is delighted to hear your findings, as well as Julyan's. You quickly resolve to head to Anyx Trine, the purported destination of both the Grand Sers and Inspector Hildibrand.
  • Two armor-clad legs protruding from the ground greet you in Anyx Trine. Nashu immediately concludes that the unidentified individual is none other than one of the notorious Grand Sers, but there is something oddly familiar about the firm thighs and shapely buttocks...
  • With all your might you pull the figure free from the earth and discover it to be none other than Inspector Hildibrand. Joined by Godbert and Cyr, you listen as Hildibrand explains that, after catching up to his quarry, he attempted to reason with the Grand Sers, but instead was rather unceremoniously disposed of by the trio. Cyr is dismayed to learn that the Grand Sers have not only regained their youth, but that Gigi's eyes have taken on a notably pointy disposition, strongly suggesting that the mammet has been overexerting itself. Should he continue to do so, he may completely expend his aether. However, the most shocking revelation comes afterwards, when Hildibrand reveals that the Grand Sers intend to slay none other than Nidhogg! That is, until you quietly remind him of certain momentous events in which you personally took part, prompting the inspector to correct himself and state that Hraesvelgr is their intended target. Increased plausibility notwithstanding, how and why the Grand Sers wish to commit such an atrocity remains a complete mystery...

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We need to speak, Forename. I've been scouring the archives for any information regarding temporal magicks since last we spoke, and the results have been rather troubling, to say the least...

As you may or may not be aware, ancient Allag is portrayed in the Enchiridion as a cautionary tale─a great empire brought low by its vanity and hubris.

However, there are certain apocryphal texts in which the Allagans are cast in a more...sympathetic light, if not outright exalted.

'Twas in these texts that I found references to temporal magicks once wielded by Allagan mages. Said magicks could be used to “halt” or even “reverse” the temporal state of a given object.

If these accounts are to be believed, and if Gigi's abilities and these magicks are one and the same...then it may well be possible for him to turn back the hands of time for the Grand Sers, much as he restored the duke's priceless vase.

That being said, there is no telling how this will work with regards to a living being. Consider, if you will, that the vase was filled with water when shattered. Even if the vessel were restored, what would become of its former contents?

Would it be filled with water as before? The very same, every drop returned, or would it be different water? Or would the water, once spilt, be forever lost?

I speak of the soul, my friend, for even if one could use these magicks to restore the dead to life, would they be as they were before, with all the same thoughts and memories and feelings?

The Grand Sers are convinced that they can regain their lost youth, and mayhap they can. But the dead who have entered into Halone's halls cannot return. They cannot. Yet Gigi is nevertheless resolved to try and resurrect Archmagus Quan...

Ah, speaking of which─according to some Sharlayan texts in the archives, Archmagus Quan was an accomplished scholar known for his study of ancient Allagan magicks. Further evidence that Gigi's abilities are likely derived from ancient traditions, I suppose.

But more importantly, I learned the location of the archmagus's former residence. Mayhap we could find something of interest there─something which could help us to persuade Gigi to change his course...

I had a mind to summon Inspector Hildibrand and make the journey there together. Would you be willing to join us?

Excellent. Then let us be about our business.
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I...I saw you! H-H-Heretic!
I beg your pardon? Are you accusing me of being a heretic?
Y-Yes, you! Inquisitor Cyr! I s-saw you sneak into the archives and seek out the f-forbidden tomes─saw the mad light in your eyes as you partook of their f-f-forbidden knowledge!
Oh, for the love of─I did all of that for my investigation!
Aha! Y-Y-You admit your crimes! That you did secretly, without permission, in blatant contravention of our rules, read f-f-forbidden tomes! Then by virtue of the authority v-v-vested in me by the S-S-Supreme Sacred Tribunal of Halonic Inquisitory Doctrine─ stupid, ignorant...

Are you all so desperate to keep your godsdamned jobs that you'll go around accusing all the world and his wife of heresy!? Is that what we've been reduced to!?

I'm sick and tired of looking for heretics in every bloody shadow─of trying to guess the secret sins of everyone I meet! It's stupid and pointless and we're better than that, dammit! We're better than that!
If...if you will not s-s-surrender yourself, then I have no choice but inform my superiors!

Well, that...that all came tumbling out, didn't it... I suppose there's no point in trying to convince myself that I have no personal investment in this matter...or that I still have a professional one.

Somewhere along the way I stopped looking for the guilty and started looking for...for the truth, perhaps...and a way to help those in need...

But there's no place for people like that in the inquisition, is there? And it's only a matter of time before that stuttering fool comes back with an armed guard.

Let us depart for Idyllshire at once. We need to find the inspector!
Quest Accepted
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Are you looking for the inspector? He went off on his lonesome.
Godsdammit Hildy, I raised ye to have better sense than this...
'Twould seem we arrived too late. Inspector Hildibrand has already gone off on his own to confront the Grand Sers.

They came back briefly to trade jinglyshine for supplies and whatnot, you see, and the gobbies ear-caught them trading tongueflaps about killing dragons in the forelands.

When the inspector learned about it later, he said he had to get after them right away and backtake Gigi. He said he had a duty─not as an inspector, but as a father...
Bugger that. He's got no obligations to a bloody mammet─especially one that chose to leave of its own free will, as I recall. I swear, I turn my back on the boy for one bleedin' second and he loses his godsdamned mind.
I'm afraid he might try to do something reckless. Don't you think we should try to find him and offer hand-lending?

I am rather more concerned about what will happen if the Grand Sers attack─or worse, kill any of Hraesvelgr's brood...

But first things first, I suppose. Forename, would you be so kind as to assist Mistresses Nashu and Julyan in their search for the inspector? I will pay a visit to Archmagus Quan's abandoned abode in the meantime.

Oh, and before you think to refuse, know that you need not fear for my safety. Let us just say that our singular experiences together have inured me to the harsh realities of, well...reality.
Huh... Could it be the scrawny little shite's finally found his spine?
Let's start by heading to Tailfeather! I reckon the inspector probably went there first to ask after the Grand Sers, so if we do the same, we're sure to catch up with him eventually!
Hildy practically grew up in the saddle. Gave him his firm thighs and buttocks, it did.
Right, then! I say we split up and make inquiries separately. If you learn anything about the inspector or the Grand Sers or Gigi, come and tell me!
Have ye seen my dear baby boy? He's about yea high and prone to bouts of zombification...
Have you seen a trio of elderly Ishgardian dragonslayers? Possibly being accompanied by an adorable little Lalafellin girl? Possibly being pursued by an extraordinary inspector?

Three dragonslayers and a mammet, eh? I'd call you a mummer if I hadn't seen them come through earlier, boastin' about how they were off to kill the biggest one yet.

Bold as brass, they were, goin' on and on about killin' this and gloryin' in that. As if that lot had it in them.

The Ishgardians with the mammet? They were here, aye, proclaiming to all and sundry that they were going to slay the greatest dragon of them all. The gods only know if the naive fools were serious.

Dragons are not to be trifled with, and I hardly think those so-called “veterans” were even remotely capable of doing what they claimed they would.

Oh, those daft sods. They were for Anyx Trine. Not quite sure what their intentions were, but they were awfully confident, that much I recall.

If you're looking for the three Ishgardians with the mammet, maybe head to Anyx Trine? Assuming they didn't run afoul of ill-tempered dragons, you'll probably find them there.
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Oh, I see! So the Grand Sers were headed for Anyx Trine...
...And my dear boy wasn't far behind them either.
What are we waiting for? Let's go, let's go!
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Oooh, I found one of the Grand Sers!
Did Hildy do this? Usually he ends up on the receivin' end...
The poor unfortunate soul who bears a striking resemblance to Orland is quite firmly embedded in the earth...
Would you look at that! The inspector sure gave him what for!
That may be, but where'd the other two get to? Not to mention the mammet.

Why don't we pull him out and ask? Though, having said that, it looks easier said than done...

Oh, how silly of me! I'm sure you've got more than enough strength to yank him free─right, Forename?

Forename, Forename, he's the one! If he can't do it no Wait, I've got it this time! Really!
Hmm...those firm thighs and buttocks look awfully familiar...
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Well, I'll be! He's wearing some sort of magicked mask what makes him look just like the inspector─just like that man of a thousand faces back in Ul'dah!
No, that's Hildibrand all right. There's no foolin' a mother's eyes.
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I say, what trouble has my beloved son gotten himself into this time?
Why, hello there, Lord Godbert and Inspector Cyr! How'd you two end up traveling together?
Blind fortune, you might say. I was too far from Tailfeather when night began to fall, but fortunately Lord Godbert chanced to find me wandering in the wilderness.
Lord Edmont told me all about this recent trouble with the Grand Sers, as well as Hildy's investigation. And a father cannot help but take an interest in his son's affairs, can he?
As for me─I was eager to share with you my latest findings. Namely, Archmagus Quan's research notes...

Mmm... <yawn> I haven't slept like that since I was buried in the lichyard.

Well, well! I must confess no small measure of embarrassment to be found in such a state, having been so unceremoniously disposed of by the Grand Sers.

But ignominy notwithstanding, I am most grateful for your succor, and pleasantly surprised to be reunited with you all!
This wouldn't've happened had ye waited for us instead of─ Wait, why in the hells are ye still wearin' that rubbish?
An impenetrable disguise is essential when consorting with the criminal elements! Alas, 'twould seem the Grand Sers have grown more perceptive in their newfound youth.
Wait─do you mean they've already regained their youth? What about Gigi? Did you see him? Was he behaving strangely?
Now that you mention it...his warm, soulful eyes were rather more “pointy” than I remember...
By the Fury, not pointy! According to Archmagus Quan's notes, that's a sign Gigi's using too much magic! If he carries on like this, his aether will be expended, and he'll end up naught more than an empty husk!
Th-This is terrible news! We must catch up to the Grand Sers at once!
Do you know where they were headed? All I heard was that they were keen to slay dragons.

They were bound for the Churning Mists─a place called Zenith, to kill a great wyrm named Nidhogg!

...Really? That all happened? Huh.

Ahem! I meant the other one! Hraesvelgr!
Hraesvelgr!? Fury take me, what could they possibly hope to achieve?
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