Unrest in Ishgard

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 56   Unrest in Ishgard
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Rewardsicon.png Rewards
XP Gil
Expicon.png72,000 Gil Icon.png681
Optional Rewards
Hallowed Ramie Doublet of Aiming
Hallowed Ramie Doublet of Healing
Hallowed Ramie Doublet of Casting
Allagan Silver Piece
Allagan Silver Piece
Achievement Rewarded
026002.png Orthodox Mayhem
Informationicon.png Description
Estinien is frustrated by yet another mystery.
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Issuing NPC: Estinien
The Churning Mists -Four Arms -Zenith (7-26)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: He Who Would Not Be DeniedMainquest1 Icon.png
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngThe Song Begins
Lore & Dialogue
Loremonger:Unrest in Ishgard
NPCs Involved: Haurchefant
NPC Locations
Estinien in The Churning Mists (x:7.5, y:26.8)
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Ysayle in The Churning Mists (x:7.4, y:26.9)
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Haurchefant in Foundation (x:8, y:8.9)
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Estinien in Foundation (x:7.9, y:9)
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Haurchefant in Foundation (x:8, y:8.9)
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  • Estinien ponders the whereabouts of Nidhogg's missing eye, and muses over the great wyrm's sudden decision to hurl his entire army at the walls of Ishgard. Before he can come to a conclusion, however, the dragoon is interrupted by an urgent report from Ser Aymeric. It would seem that heretics have begun an uprising within the city itself. You return to Ishgard, and, with Ysayle's aid, seek to bring a peaceful end to the senseless destruction.

    Upon entering the war-torn city, you are reunited with Lord Haurchefant. He quickly leads you to where a tense confrontation between the heretics and the Temple Knights threatens to explode into further violence. Lady Ysayle then tells her followers of the death of Nidhogg, and pronounces the Dragonsong War to be over. The heretics are thus persuaded to put up their arms, and retreat from the conflict at their mistress's command. Speak with Lord Haurchefant in the aftermath of the uprising.
  • Though Lord Haurchefant has convinced the incredulous knights to abandon any pursuit, he appears almost equally bewildered by this unexpected turn of events...

The Churning Mists[edit]

Four Arms[edit]


And thus did betrayal beget unending vengeance...
Though he lifted not a single claw, 'twould seem that Hraesvelgr wreaked his own manner of vengeance against us...
'Twas my life's goal to slay Nidhogg, but I find there is little joy to be had in its accomplishment.
But you have rid the world of a hate-filled creature, and ended a bloody war in so doing...
I lost my family to Nidhogg's flames. And 'twas with fury in my heart that I took up the lance. Every blow I struck, I struck in the name of vengeance. We were not so different, he and I.
I will not judge you for your deeds─I have not the right. Too many innocents have perished in the name of my “greater good.”
Yet even with all that has passed, the tale is incomplete. We are short a great wyrm's eye. Of the pair which Haldrath took from Nidhogg, only one is known to us─the one I bear. What, then, became of the other? Why did Nidhogg, who had taken such pains to prolong the Dragonsong War, suddenly decide to hurl his entire army against the walls of Ishgard? Lord Commander... Aye, the deed is done. Nidhogg is slain. What? ...In the city!? A battle with whom!? At once, Lord Commander. Hold firm till our return. Fighting has broken out in the city. Lord Aymeric was sparse with the particulars, but it seems some commoners threw open the gates to a force of heretics.
I gave no order to attack!
Are we to mark the end of the Dragonsong War by spilling the blood of our own? Mayhap Hraesvelgr was right about us... Let us away, Warrior of Light. The people must be saved from themselves.
Wait! I would join you! There has been enough violence. I will appeal to my people in the city and make them see reason!
Come, then, Lady Iceheart. Let us write the final chapter in this damnable war.


The Pillars[edit]

The Holy Vault[edit]

A small army of heretics has invaded the city, Your Eminence. But there is no cause for concern. A sizable contingent of our soldiers is already in place to repel the Dravanian assault, and the intruders will soon find themselves outnumbered and outmatched.
Our plans proceed apace, then.
Yes, Your Eminence. This unrest shall serve to feed the people's fear of the heretics and the dragons both.
And lend renewed fervor to their prayers for deliverance... Very good. Grant our guests what time they need to sow a measure of chaos, then order the Temple Knights to crush them.
Your will be done.
The moment is at hand? Excellent. All shall soon be in alignment. It is time for the Bringer of Light to die.


Comrades! Sheathe your swords! There is no need for further bloodshed!
My lady!?
She is come!
Hear me, brothers and sisters! The war is ended! Nidhogg is no more! Aye, it is so! This adventurer and the Azure Dragoon laid the great wyrm low! The endless cycle of violence between man and dragon was born of our forefathers' treachery. You have followed me─bled with me─to bring this truth to light, that we might all know peace! But Nidhogg is dead─Nidhogg is dead, my friends! He who bore such hatred towards Ishgard is dead! Let his hatred die with him, I say! Let us sheathe our swords and go in peace!
Have we lost!?
No, my friend, far from it! At long last, the peace for which we have so desperately fought is within our grasp! And I for one would not forsake it!
Seize the witch! Let none escape!
Providing aid and succor to the wounded should be our first concern. If the heretics mean to observe the peace, then it would be folly not to do the same!
Let us see how long this peace lasts…
That was rather too close for comfort, but 'twould seem that calm is returning to the streets. My mind, however, yet clamors with a thousand questions! You return to Ishgard in the oddest of company, my friend!
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