Appetite for Destruction

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Name: OTA6 - Appetite for Destruction
How to begin: talk to Syro Fulke
Areas: Gridania

Last quest: The Mail Must Get Through, An Officer and a Wise Man, Burning Man
Next quest: Serenity, Purity, Sanctity

Requirements to sign up: The Mail Must Get Through, An Officer and a Wise Man and Burning Man complete
Required items: -
Reward: ?

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Enemies

Miteling

Level: 26
Drops: ?
Location: Nine Ivies instance

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Script

Sent to the Nations

(before being able to accept the quest)
Fulke: Though you are but a new inductee, our Order places great hope in the promise of your deeds to come. Pray do not betray our faith in you.
I'll waste neither your time nor mine with smalltalk, <Player>. Dark days are upon us. The Order of the Twin Adder is gravely concerned by the growing unrest in Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa.
Both have reformed their Grand Companies, 'tis true, but they are more taken with who shall command than with the protection of the realm.
Surely you adventurers see the truth of this. Kan-E-Senna claimed that you would. You and your brethren are traveled, worldly.
There are places you can go that we cannot… but I fear I am already mincing words. Let me be plain - we would have you approach the Immortal Flames and Maelstrom as a recruit. Pledge them your service, and carry out duties under their banners.
It may be that you learn nothing. It may be that you turn cloak and declare for one of the other companies. Whatever may be, it is the will of the elementals.

Bad News

Fulke: Ah, I've been awaiting your return, <Player>. We received word that the speeches of General Raubahn Aldynn and Chief Admiral Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn were given. Were you present? Come, tell me all there is to know.
I see… That is good. The people of each nation must be brought together before the nations themselves can unite. I only pray that day comes sooner rather than later. In the meantime, you may rely upon me to apprise the Elder Seedseer of that which you have told me.
I thank you for all you have done, both in Gridania and elsewhere. I trust, though, that your time in the other nations has not…lured you from the path of the Twin Adder.
Recall the words of the great elementals - we must hold to our righteousness and trust to our bravery. So long as we protect our forest, Nophica will never abandon us to the darkness.
And yet…I mark in my fellow Gridanians' eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. These times see great changes in the Twelveswood, and the red of Dalamud grows deeper with each day's passing.
None can say with certainty what is taking place. We know only that it was when Dalamud's visage first took on its bloody hue that the foulness in the Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak stirred - a sign most ill.
Kan-E-Senna believes Dalamud to be at the center of all that is happening, and has ordered that thorough studies be made.
The conjurers have taken to the wood, listening for the whispers of the elementals. Men and women of the Wood Wailers, Gods' Quiver, and Garlond Ironworks have begun surveys as well, both within the forest and without.
Ah, but there is more that you must know…yet it is not my place to tell you.
We have dire need of you, <Player> - now more than ever. Please, you must visit Stillglade Fane.
Many of the archers, lancers and engineers have already assembled there. Seek out Bowlord Lewin. He will explain all.
(quest accept)
Fulke: Then go, now. And may the Twleve and the elementals both watch over you.

Fulke: There is more that you must know…but it is not my place to tell you.
Many of the archers, lancers, and engineers have already assembled at Stillglade Fane. Travel there and seek out Bowlord Lewin. He will explain all.

Unlikely Alliance

(Stillglade Fane instance)
Suzari Sorezari: Well met. I am Suzari Sorezari. I have come here in good faith, as an honest man fo the Garlond Ironworks, but ever since arriving, I've felt as if I were being watched - and not by the people, if you take my meaning.
Norbertillon: Did you hear the address of Elder Seedseer Kan-E-Senna? Yes? Then I envy you. Mine own duties held me at the airhsip landing, seeing to repairs. It wouldn't be so bad, but every man, woman and child who did attend has been singing her praises ever since.

Kinborow: Bowlord Lewin speaks for us all. Mark well his words.
Swethyna: The Order of the Twin Adder welcomes you, <Player>. You have been asked to come concerning a task of great secrecy. But few among the Wood Wailers and the Gods' Quiver have knowledge of what we aim to do.
O-App-Pesi: We seek a union between Gridania and the Garlond Ironworks. Aye, an unlikely union, I grant you. But it is our very differences that might be made to serve both parties should such an alliance be formed.
Concessa: The Order of the Twin Adder has need of every man and woman. Please, find your courage, and serve well.

Lewin: So you are the one they call <Full Name>. Well met. I am Lewin, Bowlord of the Gods' Quiver.
You will have seen many of my archers hereabouts, as well as lancers of the Wood Wailers, and engineers of the Garlond Ironworks. All have gathered here at the Elder Seedseer's request, to learn what we might of Dalamud.
We have yet to learn why the lesser moon has taken on its red stain. But we have uncovered one truth that may prove vital.
We were led to it by the whispers of the elementals. They tell us that some moons ago, a great destructive force was sent into the skies.
What is the nature of this terrible power? By what means was it sent? By whom, and to what end? When put these questions, the elementals become terrified, and their whispers turn to silence. And so we have taken another path to seek our answers.
Arthur is one of mine own men - as able as any I have. At my bidding, he has stolen into Ala Mhigo, and placed himself amongst the Garleans.
Why? Because this unknown power, this destructive force, whatever it might be…may very well prove to be the Empire's doing.
We have invited the master of the Ironworks himself, Cid Garlond, to aid us in our investigation. There was some risk in this, but we thought it best he hear the reports of Arthur for himself.
Which brings me to the task we would ask of you.
Meet with Arthur in the clearing to the west of Camp Nine Ivies. Such is as close as we dare draw near the Empire's domain, lest we jeapordize all we have worked for - and Arthur's life besides.
Travel there, and secure the area. There may be beasts, or worse things, but this deed must needs be done.

The Addled Spy

(near Nine Ivies. You fight some mitelings)

(you hear something, and then notice more mitelings. They're after a man. You start running to him)
???: Shield your eyes! Look away!
(there's a bright flash and the mitelings run. Cid appears)
Cid: It is done. Those beasts, they dread the brightness.
Tell me, are you Arthur?
You're hurt. Can you stand?
Arthur: Don't touch me!
(Wood Wailers appear)
Arthur: That flare, the airship… You are of the Garlond Ironworks.
You fled to Eorzea, fearing only for your own craven hides, ignorant of the atrocities suffered by the people of Ala Mhigo. Atrocities committed by your hand! By the weapons you created!
You bloody murderers! An eternity in the seven hells would be too merciful a punishment for your like! I ought to flay you where you stand and leave you for the crows, gods damn you. Gods damn you all!
Lewin: Arthur! Enough!
(Cid motions him to stop)
Cid: So you were there… You saw the atrocities? The devastation?
Aye, I will not deny it. The magitek weapons we created laid waste to Ala Mhigo, and slaughtered its people. Would that I could undo it. But I cannot. And now those weapons are trained upon all of Eorzea.
What the Emp- what we have done, can never be forgiven. Nor should it. A deed forgiven is too easily forgotten. We knew when we chose to walk amongst you that we would not escape your anger and your hatred.
But now is the time to fight. We mean to face the coming evil, but cannot do so without your strength. It will be hard, I know, but I must learn what you saw in Ala Mhigo.
Arthur: Liar! Craven! Stay that traitor's tongue before I rip it out! I-
(Lewin hits him in the head and he faints)
Lewin: He was long in Ala Mhigo. All who were have learned to trust no one, more's the pity.
Pray give him time. He needs rest. We will see him back to Gridania.
(Cid leaves)
Lewin: I ask that you come to Gridania as well. I shall await you at Stillglade Fane. Come in your own time.

Garlean Make

(Stillglade Fane)
Suzari Sorezari: Never… Never would I have thought things would come to this.
Norbertillon: Master Cid visited Arthur after he woke. He returned not long ago, in fact. I…I confess, I found his expression troubling. I can only wonder what Arthur must have told him…

Kinborow: You've seen the deed done, though no celebrations are in order. Still, you should be proud.
Swethyna: The rest has done Arthur well. He is himself again. Still, he will never return to Ala Mhigo. Not after this.
O-App-Pesi: The tragedies to which Arthur bore wtiness have scarred him. A sad fate, but one shared all too often by those who selflessly serve a greater good. Thanks to his sacrifice, all will now know the atrocities visited upon Ala Mhigo by the Garleans, and that is the most important thing of all.
Concessa: Things have taken a dreadful turn… Gods, this is all such serious business!

Cid: <Player>? So you are the adventurer sent us by the Order of the Twin Adder.
Arthur is awake, and suffered me long enough to answer my questions. He is a good man, and a brave soul. He spoke of rapid fortifications being made in Ala Mhigo, and of Ala Mhigans being driven by lash and brand to make them.
He painted a godless picture, and I fear the reality of it even worse. A spy must needs smother his own feelings - to deny all that defines him. He had to stand by and watch Ala Mhigans beaten and worked and starved to death. It is enough to drive any man mad…
We are not godless machines, after all. The heart does not always accept what the mind knows. Mayhap it is all the more true for Gridanians. Nowhere have I seen an air of such love and brotherhood amongst a people.
…We must talk of other matters. This fortification of Ala Mhigo, it seems to be the initiative of a legatus newly come to the Eorzean front.
Heavily armored units, new magitek weaponry, extensive drilling of the troops - the Empire is in full motion. Unfortunately, Arthur knew nothing of this destructive force the elementals claim was sent into the skies.
Something big is happening, and not knowing what makes it feel all the more dire.
I know little and less of this new legatus… Who is this Nael van Darnus? And what of Gaius van Baelsar? What the bloody hells is the Empire playing at?
Those questions will have to wait. For now, I wish to thank you. Arthur would be dead were it not for your efforts.
I have told those at the Adders' Nest of all you have done.
Kan-E-Senna is appealing to the other two nations to stand together. Even so, many within the Twin Adder are moving to ensure they bring as many capable Serpents to their own banner as possible. I'd wager you'll be offered enlistment sooner than late.
I offer only this by way of advice - think well before swearing yourself to a cause, even one that for all appearances is good. I'll not spout any bloody nonsense about following your heart, but you'll know when it feels right.
Why not travel to the other nations and see what it is they have to offer you? I'm sure you'll land on your feet wherever you chance to go. In fact, I'm counting on it. Soon, you adventurers will decide the future of Eorzea, and I, for one, can't wait to see it.


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