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The Song Begins

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 55   The Song Begins

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Estinien: The Churning Mists - Eil Tohm - Monsterie (x:32, y:14.4)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Moghome

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071201.png55Into the AeryMainquest1 Icon.png Into the Aery (Level 55)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 55)

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Estinien would know the origin of Nidhogg's mysterious eye.
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Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png56Unrest in IshgardMainquest1 Icon.png Unrest in Ishgard (Level 56)
071221.png55A Frightening Field TripSidequest1 Icon.png A Frightening Field Trip (Level 55)
071221.png55A Moogle's IntuitionSidequest1 Icon.png A Moogle's Intuition (Level 55)
071221.png55A Rocky StartSidequest1 Icon.png A Rocky Start (Level 55)
071221.png55A Secret from EveryoneSidequest1 Icon.png A Secret from Everyone (Level 55)
071221.png55An Immaculate HomeSidequest1 Icon.png An Immaculate Home (Level 55)
071221.png55An Uneasy FeelingSidequest1 Icon.png An Uneasy Feeling (Level 55)
071221.png55An Urgent MessageSidequest1 Icon.png An Urgent Message (Level 55)
071221.png55Back to BasketsSidequest1 Icon.png Back to Baskets (Level 55)
071221.png55Branching OutSidequest1 Icon.png Branching Out (Level 55)
071221.png55Give Back My PreciousSidequest1 Icon.png Give Back My Precious (Level 55)
071221.png55I Won't Leaf You BehindSidequest1 Icon.png I Won't Leaf You Behind (Level 55)
071221.png55If Living Is without NutsSidequest1 Icon.png If Living Is without Nuts (Level 55)
071221.png55It's Not a Bug, It's a CreatureSidequest1 Icon.png It's Not a Bug, It's a Creature (Level 55)
071221.png55Just Another Bug HuntSidequest1 Icon.png Just Another Bug Hunt (Level 55)
071221.png55Mallow in SadnessSidequest1 Icon.png Mallow in Sadness (Level 55)
071221.png55Moogles' Marvelous MedicineSidequest1 Icon.png Moogles' Marvelous Medicine (Level 55)
071221.png55No Country for Young MooglesSidequest1 Icon.png No Country for Young Moogles (Level 55)
071221.png55Protecting the PomSidequest1 Icon.png Protecting the Pom (Level 55)
071221.png55Root ManeuversSidequest1 Icon.png Root Maneuvers (Level 55)
071221.png55Save the PomguardSidequest1 Icon.png Save the Pomguard (Level 55)
071221.png55Seedy BusinessSidequest1 Icon.png Seedy Business (Level 55)
071221.png55Something in the WaterSidequest1 Icon.png Something in the Water (Level 55)
071221.png55The Mog Squad AssemblesSidequest1 Icon.png The Mog Squad Assembles (Level 55)
071221.png55The Nest EpisodeSidequest1 Icon.png The Nest Episode (Level 55)
071221.png55The Sins of Our LandlordsSidequest1 Icon.png The Sins of Our Landlords (Level 55)
071221.png55There Will Be BladesSidequest1 Icon.png There Will Be Blades (Level 55)
071221.png55Trouble at ZenithSidequest1 Icon.png Trouble at Zenith (Level 55)
071221.png55Unwanted AttentionSidequest1 Icon.png Unwanted Attention (Level 55)
071221.png55Walking on EggshellsSidequest1 Icon.png Walking on Eggshells (Level 55)
071221.png55What Learning EntailsSidequest1 Icon.png What Learning Entails (Level 55)
071221.png55Worried SickSidequest1 Icon.png Worried Sick (Level 55)
071221.png55Wyvern Let DieSidequest1 Icon.png Wyvern Let Die (Level 55)

Journal detail hr1 07.png NPCs Involved

  • Estinien would know the origin of Nidhogg's mysterious eye.
  • It would seem that Estinien cannot rest until he has prised the truth from Hraesvelgr─and he would have Lady Iceheart present to hear the final chapter of the tale. Travel to Zenith in the Churning Mists and seek out Ysayle.
  • You rejoin Ysayle at Zenith, and once more sound the horn to summon Hraesvelgr. As before, the great wyrm's presence stirs the dormant power of the Echo, and you are visited with a vision from a thousand years past. In the scene which unfolds before you, Hraesvelgr surrenders an eye to his vengeful brood-brother, condemning the people of Ishgard to an eternity of suffering... At last, you know the truth of the Dragonsong War's beginnings.

The Churning Mists[edit]

Eil Tohm[edit]


With Nidhogg fallen, none save Hraesvelgr remains to answer our questions. Let us trouble the wyrm again. And if Iceheart yet lingers at Zenith, all the better. I would have her hear the truth from the dragon's maw.

Four Arms[edit]


...She has scarce moved since last we parted. Hmph. Hraesvelgr's confession will soon shake her from her stupor.
'Twas you, was it not? The furious screams of the dragons carried far... You have slain Nidhogg─what more could you desire from this place? Will you not allow Hraesvelgr to mourn the death of his kin in peace!?
Spare us your sanctimonious judgment, ice maiden. We have a gift for the great wyrm...and a mystery that can no longer lie buried. Lady Iceheart─the Dragonsong War has all but consumed your life and claimed many of your followers. 'Tis time you learned the truth of its beginning─the whole truth─that we may at last bring this bitter conflict to an end. Sound the horn, Warrior of Light!
Impenitent mortals, ever seeking to bury old wrongs under new. I did sense the moment of Nidhogg's demise...
You mean the moment I prised your eye from his head?
'Twould seem thou hast uncovered my secret. Aye. Unto the blinded Nidhogg did I yield one half of my strength...


Nidhogg... What hath befallen thee?
We are undone by covetous mortals. They did take Ratatoskr's eyes...and glut their appetites upon her essence...
She is slain, then? What madness hath unmade our peaceful accord!?
Did I not warn thee, brood-brother? They have ever been untrustworthy creatures, these short-lived Elezen. But thou wert enchanted by thy mortal maid. Thy folly hath cost Ratatoskr her life, and me mine eyes...
Oh, my beloved Shiva... How swiftly are thy kin made bestial by their appetites.
Hraesvelgr. 'Twas thy blindness that did invite disaster into our lands. Surrender thee an eye to me, and let that be thy penance.
They bested me once, but I was reckless. I shall need but a single eye to inflict enduring torment upon these traitors and every child of their line! Yield to me thy strength, brood-brother! My vengeance is begun!


Thou hast borne witness to a scene from my past.
It was yours... Your strength that sustained Nidhogg all these years...
Would that Haldrath had dealt the wyrm a killing blow...
When my brood-brother did appear before me, bloody and blinded, his life was all but spent. He demanded half my vigor, that he might exact his revenge upon the mortals who had wronged us.
And so you acquiesced! You surrendered your eye to Nidhogg knowing full well the suffering he would inflict!
The peace my beloved so dearly desired had been shattered by her own kin. Their treachery claimed my brood-sister's life and my brood-brother's reason! Thinkest thou thy fits of indignation will move me to remorse!? Go, mortals! Take your unruly passions and leave this place... Your presence here spelleth naught but misery. Were it not for Shiva's soothing embrace, I would slay you where you stand. Woe betide you should the bond we share ever weaken!
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