The Pulsing Heart

Sidequest1 Icon.png Lv. 60   The Pulsing Heart
Quest
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Gil
Gil Icon.png5,000
Informationicon.png Description
Mide has a slightly impatient air about her.
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Issuing NPC: Mide
The Dravanian Hinterlands -The Collectors' Quarter -Bigwest Shortstop (21.7-18.8)
Type: Chronicles of a New Era
Misc Reward: Alexander - The Burden of the Father unlocked.
Unlocks: Sidequest1 Icon.pngEnigma
Requirements
Quest: Sidequest1 Icon.pngTinker, Seeker, Soldier, Spy
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:The Pulsing Heart
NPCs Involved: Redbrix
Journal
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  • Mide knows how to shut down the colossus's engine, but needs your help to reach it. Escort her to the core, fending off any foes, be they goblins or machines, that seek to block your path.

    ※The Burden of the Father can be accessed via the Duty Finder.
  • You have felled the mechanical sentinel guarding the lift to the core. Now, you need but board it to reach your objective.
  • As Quickthinx Allthoughts looks on, Mide clambers atop the heart of the machine, and brings it to a shuddering halt. Success! Strangely, however, the Illuminati Grand Master seems wholly unconcerned, prompting Biggs and Wedge to wonder aloud if he had reckoned on you succeeding. They recall with a start that Quickthinx was pursuing a mysterious “missing piece,” and that goblin troops might be rushing towards Idyllshire in search of it now. Follow the pair of engineers outside of Gordias, and find out what the watchman has spied emerging from the hatch.
  • Your fears are confirmed when Redbrix reveals that a contingent of Illuminati stormed into Idyllshire during your absence. Fortunately, the soldiers vanished as suddenly as they appeared, and took with them nothing more than trinkets. To your dismay, the goblin watchman then informs you that the enemy was last seen near the shortstop─where Roundrox was playing. Wedge and Mide dash off to make certain she is safe, leaving you to wonder what the “missing piece” could possibly be...
Transcript
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The Dravanian Hinterlands[edit]

The Makers' Quarter[edit]

I think I have the knowledge required to shut down the giant's core. But if I'm to reach it, I'll need you to lend me your strength.
Well, really! The Illuminati's latest message is─ It's─ Well, let's just say it's unsuitable for polite company. I should be much obliged if you'd teach those privy-mouthed savages some manners, Forename!
Pssshkoh... If uplander comes back safe from core breaking, Roundrox will give one piece of secret treasure!
Don't worry about us, Forename. You just concentrate on getting Mide to the core in one piece. Me and Wedge will bring up the rear when the coast's clear.
Just you be careful, Forename! There's no telling what mechanical horrors are protecting the core!
...Hm? How exactly will I stop the giant? Let me worry about that. All you have to do is get me to the core.
W-We're here, and none the worse for wear! So if you need another pair of hands, just say the word!
So this is the heart of the machine, eh? ...I knew I should've brought a bigger hammer. Not that I'll be needing it, of course. Isn't that right, Mide?
L-Look!
Pshhhkohhh... Greater are knowings in braincases of unwise than Quickthinx believed. Perhaps Quickthinx judged too quickly. Perhaps Illuminati should study uplanders. It is before eyes of gobbie? Good. Do not fail. Illuminati have no use for failing gobbies. Pshhhkohhh... End of gobbies' long wanderings is close.
Something isn't right. Something isn't right at all! The way Quickthinx spoke, you'd think he had won!
...He didn't seemed too bothered, that's for sure. Do you think he might have planned for us stopping Alexander's core? What was it the chief said again? About the Illuminati finding what they needed to complete their plan.
Something along the lines of a “missing piece,” I thought.
And what of Quickthinx's honor guard? The two dolts who're ever at his side─why aren't they here? The Illuminati must surely have known we were coming. What could be more important than protecting their leader?
...You don't think he sent them to Idyllshire, do you? While our backs were turned, like?
Th-That would be...! Come on!

Dravania[edit]

The Gordion Knot[edit]

Quickthinx would not give up so easily... We've got to get back to Idyllshire!
Did the lookout see anything!?
Wh-What do we do? What happened!?
Pssshkoh... Wh-Where are treasures of Roundrox!?
Pssshkoh... Giant loses power! Uplanders succeed!
Never mind that, man─did the Illuminati come? Is Idyllshire safe?
Pssshkoh... How does uplander know? Yes, many Illuminati come to take stuffs of gobbieflock. Great was chaos! But suddenly, Illuminati go and take only junk not worth jinglyshine!
They came barging in, ready to start a war, and then scarpered with a handful of bleedin' junk? Hold on a minute. Where were they last seen?
Pssshkoh... Redbrix thinks...near the shortstop.
<gasp> Roundrox! Come on!
I'll go and find the chief─he'll know what to do!
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