Crystals of Life

Vana'diel date: 886/3/7
Posted on 01 Jun 2012 17:46

It seems that the more time I spend adventuring, the more there is to do. I once thought it would the the other way around, but back then I wasn't aware just how many new and different things the world contains. It seems that I am forever doomed to find out three new things for having experienced something new, having seen a new place, or merely helping out someone. The world is a vast place, and the amount of knowledge contained in it sometimes leaves me speechless.
After the last time I wrote in this journal, we headed to Jeuno again. It is truly a treasure trove of information yet unknown to me. This time, I and Kii Kalira came across a tidbit that might one day save our lives. The Home Crystals. They are a system accessible only to people of at least some name, and having taken down the dragon in Palborough in January, we now seem to qualify. Not that we were offered the knowledge freely, we simply stumbled across it. Such a vast place, this world.

The Home Crystals are truly a sight to behold. They are crystals the size of a man, and while their color is the light blue of an afternoon sky, you can see through one and the glow it emits. It is possible to bind one's life force to one of these Crystals. It is a simple enough matter, requiring merely some concentration and advance thought. This simple act enables you to return to the Crystal you are bound to when in peril. Aligning your energies with one also enables casting Warp to bring you to your Crystal.
I cannot help but wonder why it isn't available to everyone. Such a thing could save so many lives. Mayhaps it has something to do with availability of energy in the Crystals, and overloading them results in shattering? This is mere speculation however, as none saw fit to explain the truth of the matter. It is somewhat disappointing.

While binding our energies to a Crystal in Jeuno, Kii Kalira decided to get creative. I wonder if she understood what she was doing. The motion to help concentration, used to bind oneself to the crystal and activate the energy bond to return to the Crystal, is supposed to be repeatable. She claims she knew this, although I have my doubts. I should keep an eye on her, you never know what she gets up to next.

Title Date
The Twins 886/7/5
Birds and Undead 886/7/4
Forest of Glowing Stones 886/6/29
Jungles of the Mithra-kind 886/6/25
Capital of the Dead 886/6/20
Physical Matters 886/6/14
Vicious Ghosts 886/6/5
A Pest Problem 886/5/30
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