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Way of the Archer

Featurequest1 Icon.png Lv. 1   Way of the Archer
Quest

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Athelyna: New Gridania - Quiver's Hold (x:15.3, y:12.1)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: New Gridania → Archers' Guild

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071341.png1So You Want to Be an ArcherFeaturequest1 Icon.png So You Want to Be an Archer (Level 1)

Spacer2.png Any Class (Level 1)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

400
Experience Points


Guaranteed
Weathered Shortbow
Miscellaneous Reward
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Athelyna wishes you to reaffirm your desire to join the Archers' Guild.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Speak with Luciane, the master of the Archers' Guild.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png10School of Hard NocksFeaturequest1 Icon.png School of Hard Nocks (Level 10)
071341.png10Training with LeihFeaturequest1 Icon.png Training with Leih (Level 10)
071341.png1My First BowFeaturequest1 Icon.png My First Bow (Level 1)
071341.png5A Matter of PerspectiveFeaturequest1 Icon.png A Matter of Perspective (Level 5)

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AthelynaLuciane
 

  • Athelyna wishes you to reaffirm your desire to join the Archers' Guild.
  • You have been referred to Luciane, the master of the Archers' Guild. Seek her out in the rear chamber.
  • Luciane teaches you that an archer must be able to identify and exploit the enemy's weakness. To this end, the guild seeks to instill a discerning eye within its members. Equip the weathered shortbow Luciane has gifted you, and speak to her once more to be assigned your first trial.

So, are you resolved to join the Archers' Guild?

Need more time to consider, do you? Very well.


Our guildmaster would discern your indecision ere you had approached to within fifty paces, so keen is her eye. Best you do not go before her until such time as you know your own mind.


The look in your eye bespeaks your determination. It would be my pleasure to refer you to Guildmaster Luciane.


Lest you worry unduly, Luciane is an affable and kind-hearted woman. Even those not of the guild have been known to seek her counsel on various matters, and ever have they been given fair hearing.


Luciane awaits you in the training area yonder. Present yourself before her, and impress upon her your desire to join the guild.
Greetings, adventurer. I am told you wish to join our ranks.

I am Luciane, the master of the Archers' Guild, and I bid you welcome. Our doors are open to all who have the will to learn.


Allow me to explain the basics of our art, and offer you a foretaste of that which we teach the members of our guild.


The bow's greatest advantage is its range. Unlike those arms used in other disciplines of war, it allows one to strike at the enemy from afar.


Though the bow may not boast the destructive force of a sword or spear, its myriad strategic applications more than compensate for this shortcoming. An experienced archer can immobilize an enemy by striking a leg, or sap its strength with a poisoned arrow.


Rise to become a virtuoso of archery, and a veritable deluge of death will be yours to rain down upon your foes.


By fighting from a distance, we can better assess the battlefield and thereby determine the most advantageous course of action.


This is of paramount import, as our role in battle is to exploit the enemy's weakness. With the requisite placement and timing, but a single arrow may serve to turn the tide.


To this end, the guild seeks to instill a discerning eye within its members, that they might learn to strike at vulnerabilities, swiftly and surely.


Now, any half-wit can bend the bow, but it is no simple undertaking to become a skilled archer. You must be prepared for a long and arduous journey.


Are you resolved to complete that journey?
Will you dedicate yourself to archery?
Yes No
That it regrettable. Yet it is good to see a man who knows his own mind.
You would make a fine archer─had you but the will. Should you experience a change of heart, seek me here once more.
Very well. Now, before proceeding any further, I must needs gauge your innate aptitude for archery. To this end, I hereby assign you the following trial...

Slay the squirrels, ladybugs, and funguars that roam just beyond the city gates─three of each should suffice.


In so doing, you will prove your fitness to join the Archers' Guild.


Report back to me when the task is accomplished. I doubt that it will trouble you unduly.


Welcome back, Forename. It would seem you have successfully completed the trial.


You have proven yourself worthy of a place within these halls. It is with pleasure that I name you an archer of the guild.


As fellows of the path, let us together strive for greater mastery of our art.


Now, though you may be a member of the Archers' Guild, know that your seniors will not coddle you with personal attention. It is up to you to seek out the experiences you need to grow as an archer.


To this end, I present you with this hunting log. Written within are the names of such creatures as would provide a fitting challenge. Should you find yourself lacking direction, you would do well to refer to the log.


By way of a first step, I encourage you to practice proper technique. Loose arrow after arrow, paying close attention to form, until the movement becomes second nature.


When drawing your bowstring has become as natural to you as drawing breath, and the world seems clearer when viewed down the shaft of an arrow, return to me. Go well, my young apprentice.
Depending on if you start the game as an Archer or not, the dialogue after you get asked "Will you dedicate yourself to archery?" will differ. The following text will be the dialogue if you DO NOT start the game as an Archer.
That is well. From this moment forth, you may consider yourself one of our number.

Now, lend me your hunting log, if you would. I shall add to it the names of such creatures as would provide a fitting challenge to an archer.


And to help you on your way, I bestow upon you this shortbow.


Arm yourself with your new weapon and then speak to me again.


I would have you undertake a trial to gauge your fitness to join the guild.
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