NPC Icon.pngYda Hext  Sidequest1 Icon.pngSidequest3 Icon.png
  Hyur / Highlander / Female

Zone(s): Mob14 Icon.pngEast Shroud - Nine Ivies - Little Solace (21-25)
Western Thanalan - The Waking Sands  (6-6)
Lotus Stand  (6-6)
Mor Dhona - The Rising Stones  (6-6)
Mob14 Icon.pngEast Shroud - Sylphlands  (32-15)
Mob14 Icon.pngEast Shroud - Sylphlands  (26-10)
Mob14 Icon.pngMor Dhona - Fogfens - Rathefrost (18-17)
Affiliation: Scions of the Seventh Dawn
Occupation: Pugilist
Title: Archon Yda

"No need to overthink things!"

Born in Ala Mhigo, Yda is a Highlander woman about whom much remains a mystery, despite her high profile. What little is known, however, paints a colorful picture of an equally colorful individual.

Yda fled her homeland following the invasion of Garlemald in the year 1557 of the Sixth Astral Era. She and her sister first came to the Twelveswood seeking succor, but were forced to leave after being rejected by the elementals. After moons of wandering and foraging off the land, they found their way to the Dravanian hinterlands. With the aid of her future bosom companion, Papalymo, Yda was given a chance to begin her formal education in Sharlayan proper.

At first, this did not proceed smoothly, given her aversion to the study of letters. All too often, she could be found sating her hunger for lemoncakes rather than books. What Yda lacked in wit, however, she made up with her amazing physical prowess, and in time would channel this talent into becoming an expert pugilist.

Though a long-time member of the Circle of Knowing and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, Yda has never forsaken her one true wish: wresting her homeland from the iron clutches of Garlemald.

Gut Wrenchers: Forged from a hardened darksteel alloy, these cesti-like knuckles are sturdy enough to withstand the incredible force with which Yda wields them. She is also believed to have christened them herself, explaining their nonsensical name.

This NPC is found in multiple locations. The map below shows where the NPC is first encountered.

Starts Quests (3)
Name Lvl XP Gil Type
Dance Dance Diplomacy &000000000000002100000021&00000000000000060000006 8400 1109 Main Scenario Quest
True to Form &000000000000005000000050&0000000000000181000000181 4800 658 Main Scenario Quest
Fly Free, My Pretty &000000000000006000000060&00000000000031280000003,128 16740 615 Heavensward Main Scenario Quest
Involved in Quests (32)
Member of Organization(s) (3)

Additional Dialogue
The Black Wolf's Ultimatum
Hmph! Instead of gratitude for coming to his rescue, Papalymo called me a scatterbrain! The next time he gets caught by the Empire, I'm leaving him to rot!
Lord of Levin in Lotus Stand
Whatever the Elder Seedseer is planning, I want you to know that I'll be right there by your side. And i'm sure Y'shtola won't be far behind—even if she does think everything's mankind's fault!
What Little Gods are Made Of
You should have seen Maxio when we got back to Little Solace! Grateful is an understatement! I thought he was going to shake Papalymo's hand off!
  • Yda is a Highlander Hyur, despite using a Midlander Hyuran model. This is because the 1.0 version of the game did not have female Highlander Hyurs.
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