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The Son Also Rises

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 58   The Son Also Rises

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Barthovieu: Foundation - The Forgotten Knight (x:13.2, y:12.5)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Foundation → The Forgotten Knight

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071341.png55Ministers of Grace Defend HimFeaturequest1 Icon.png Ministers of Grace Defend Him (Level 55)

Carpenter Icon 3.png Carpenter (Level 58)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

Experience Points

Wind Crystal
Wind Crystal
Wind Crystal
Wind Crystal
Titanium Halfheart Saw
Craftsman's Competence Materia IV
Craftsman's Cunning Materia IV
Craftsman's Command Materia IV
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Barthovieu's face is the picture of steely resolution.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Track down Philipallais near the Holy Stables.
  • Speak with Timbermaster Beatin in New Gridania.
  • Speak with Roiteloin in Skyfire Locks.
  • Craft lengths of birch lumber HQ Icon2.png. 0/3
  • Deliver the lengths of birch lumber HQ Icon2.png to Barthovieu. 3/3
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png60More Fierce than FireFeaturequest1 Icon.png More Fierce than Fire (Level 60)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved

  • Barthovieu's face is the picture of steely resolution.
  • Barthovieu has been diligently practicing with his bow, and now believes himself ready and able to kill Nguruvilu. However, just as he makes his way to leave, he can find neither his weapon nor his son. Concerned, Barthovieu bids you seek Philipallais near the Holy Stables. Do so, and hope the boy has not done anything foolhardy.
  • You find Philipallais with his father's bow. Barthovieu arrives just in time to stop his son from throwing the weapon away, and demands an explanation. The child tearfully begs his father to stop chasing the dragon. If Barthovieu really must continue, Philipallais asks, why not use a trap to snare Nguruvilu? This way, his father would be able to slay the dragon from relative safety, and attain knighthood as well. Touched by his son's concern and impressed by the plan, Barthovieu enlists your aid in finding the perfect lumber. Since you cannot seem to think of anything, return to Timbermaster Beatin and ask him.
  • After listening to your conundrum, Beatin recommends lumber that is flexible as a greenwood, and resistant to cold. The trap will splinter under the wrath of a greater dragon without these qualities, he reasons. However, the timbermaster is unsure what specific kind of wood would be best, and directs you to Roiteloin in the central highlands of Coerthas. Speak with this learned botanist in Skyfire Locks, and see what he has to say.
  • Roiteloin thinks for but a moment before suggesting the perfect wood for your project: birch. Cut, plane, and deliver three lengths of high-quality lumber to Barthovieu.
  • Barthovieu accepts the lengths of birch, and thanks you for your time and trouble. He promises to build his trap together with Philipallais, and bids you await the good tidings of Nguruvilu's demise.
※The next carpenter quest will be available from Barthovieu upon reaching level 60.

I'm glad of the chance to see you, Forename. Since last we spoke, I've spent every spare moment at the butts.

I'm now confident that I am worthy of your weapon, and with some luck, I'll be able to lay Nguruvilu low.

In fact, I'd have already left to do so, but the bow has gone missing. Haven't seen Philipallais today, either...

You don't think...? Quickly, help me search. I'll look for the boy around the Brume if you take the Holy Stables.
Quest Accepted
If...if he doesn't have his bow, he can't leave!
Philipallais! What in the seven hells were you thinking!?
Why do you have to fight Nguruvilu!? What if you don't come back this time, Father? What then!?
Son... I will come back. Why do you think I took up the bow? The dragon can't hurt me if he can't hit me.
Like he didn't hit you last time!? You'd be dead if I hadn't told the priest!
...What's that?
I told him! I begged him to help, so that you wouldn't... You could have died, Father!

Philipallais, I never knew you worried so...

But you've got to understand that there's no other path to knighthood for me. Without the dragon's head, we've got no future! And you deserve more than this life, son!
I like this life! I don't want you to die, Father...
Father, if...if you really must fight him, then find a safer way!
If there were one, we'd all be dragonslayers.
Have you even tried? My snares catch birds... Couldn't a large trap catch a dragon? Then you could kill it with ease!
I...I suppose so, aye.
We'd need the right kind of wood, but Forename could help with that─couldn't you?

...That's the best idea I've heard so far. Some might call me a craven, but I can take that for the boy's sake... Let's give it a try!

Can't leave him all alone. Like I was.

We'll need your help, Forename. And good lumber. For Nguruvilu, I'd say...three lengths at least. Do you know what won't splinter, even when holding a livid dragon?

Well, what about your timbermaster? Wouldn't he know?
Godsdammit, Philipallais, where are you?

A snare? For a dragon? That Ishgardian spear has led you to unexpected places, it seems.

Well, I can tell you a greenwood best suits your needs─the dragon's ire will destroy aught less pliable. New-cut timber can freeze, however. You must needs find a type resistant to cold climes.

Nothing readily jumps to mind. But I do know a botanist who works in the cold of Coerthas. He goes by the name Roiteloin, and you'll find him at Skyfire Locks. He is an expert of sorts, and I suggest you consult with him.
Me and the boy're working on a design for the trap, Forename. Had any luck finding the proper wood?

Out to trap a dragon, eh? Well, you certainly don't want for ambition. I believe birch would be best for your purposes.

The wood doesn't share the beauty of oak or teak, but it has no equal when it comes to flexibility. Moreover, it absorbs little moisture as a greenwood, and will not turn brittle by freezing.
I thought I sent you to speak with Roiteloin at Skyfire Locks.
A greenwood strong against the Ishgardian cold? I'll ask around, but you're better off speaking with a botanist.
Have you had any luck finding the proper lumber, Forename?

Birch, eh? If it's as flexible as you say, Nguruvilu won't be able to break free. Aye, I think I can build a fine trap out of this.

No doubt you went to some trouble. Here, have this. It's not much, but hopefully it shows my thanks. Now, let's see if I can't get that dragon, eh?
Quest Completed
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