NPC Icon.pngYwain Deepwell  Sidequest1 Icon.pngSidequest3 Icon.png
  Hyur / Midlander / Male
Zone(s): Old Gridania - Wailing Barracks  (14-5)
Affiliation: Gridania
Occupation: Guildmaster

"That a lancer's courage can only be forged in the midst of great danger is vainglorious tripe. A lancer's courage is the product of composure and resolve."

Though once a Wood Wailer, Ywain was discharged from service when he took the blame for a lapse of judgement by Landenel, his dearest friend and the son of a criminal. Swethyna Brookstone later learned of Ywain's innocence, and offered apology and urged the Midlander's return from roaming as an adventurer. In fact, it was she who nominated Ywain as master of the Lancers' Guild—a position he still holds at the middling age of thirty and six.

Starts Quests (8)
Name Lvl XP Gil Type
My First Spear &00000000000000010000001&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Quest Number}}} 100 115 Class Quest
Spear of the Fearless &00000000000000050000005&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Quest Number}}} 560 Class Quest
Courage of Stone &000000000000001000000010&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Quest Number}}} 1710 Class Quest
A Dangerous Proposition &000000000000001500000015&Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{".{{{Quest Number}}} 3360 Class Quest
Lance of Destiny &000000000000002000000020 4060 Class Quest
Questions and Lancers &000000000000002500000025 4760 Class Quest
Proof of Might &000000000000003000000030&00000000000000070000007 7410 Class Quest
Eye of the Dragon &000000000000003000000030&00000000000000080000008 14820 Job Quest
Involved in Quests (3)

Additional Dialogue
Well met, adventurer. Is there something you require?
What do you do here?
I am Ywain, the master of the Lancers' Guild. My charge is to oversee the training of those who seek to master the polearm. I served as a Wood Wailer until circumstances forced me to hang up my spear. It was then that I took up my post here, upon the recommendation of my former Captain. That was shortly after the Calamity. I must confess that I was none too pleased to leave the front lines at first, but with time I came to appreciate my new role, and now I would not exchange it for any other. To see young lancers fulfilling their potential is a fine thing indeed, and to know that your have helped them is finer still. Among the martial disciplines, ours is the most offensively minded. We wager all on a single thrust, that we might pierce the enemy line and open a path to victory. A lancer flinches not before his enemies, nor does he know the meaning of fear—yet there is a fine line between courage and folly. If you wish to become a lancer, you must learn to discern one from the other.
What is the lancer's art?
There exists myriad fighting styles, each of which has its own unique qualities. None, however, can claim to be as offensively minded as ours. Our approach is ever one of attack, no matter who—or what—we face. An experiences lancer is able to wield a polearm as if it were an extension of his body. He transforms into a raging storm before his foes, delivering a barrage of devastating thrusts and slashes. In order to facilitate such relentless offense, we lancers favor armor of leather and chain main—such things as provide adequate protection without sacrificing mobility. The measure of a lancer's worth is truly quite simple: how swiftly and decisively he can pierce the enemy's defenses. Very straightforward, I am sure you will agree. For this reason, our art provides the truest reflectin of an individual's abilities, be it for good or ill.
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