Disorganized Crime

Information

Name: Disorganized Crime
How to begin: talk to Biddy at Gridania/Stillglade Fane
Areas: Gridania, Bentbranch, Tranquil Paths

Last quest: -
Next quest: -
Related quest: Seeds of Initiative and beyond

Requirements to sign up: Disciple of War or Magic class level 21
Required items: Redbelly Wasp map
Reward: 1,401 exp, 10,000 gil

Description

At Stillglade Fane, Biddy tells you of the Gridanian practice of placing broken items atop Lifemend Stump to have the moogles come and fix them. Recently, however, someone has been stealing the articles left there. Travel tot he stump in the forest northwest of Gridania and search for any suspicious individuals.

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Enemies

Colbert the Cunning

Level: 19
Drops: ?
Location: Lifemend Stump instance

Bryce the Bold

Level: 19
Drops: ?
Location: Lifemend Stump instance

Hellbringer C'kepaga

Level: 19
Drops: ?
Location: Lifemend Stump instance

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Strategy

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Video


Script

Perceptions

Biddy: I was waiting for you to come again, <Player>.1 I have a favor to ask of you. Having spent some time in Gridania, you will no doubt have heard of Lifemend Stump?
And you will perhaps have heard that many people make the short journey west to leave their broken items there for the moogles to mend?
It is a sacred place to us Gridanians, but even so, someone has been stealing the items left there in recent days. Can you imagine? Who could do such a thing? And all while the eyes of the wood look on…
I'd like for you to travel there and find whoever is responsible, <Player>. I ask it of you for fear that things may turn violent, gods forbid.
(quest accept)
Biddy: Hm? How will you know the thief or thieves when you see them?
Well, I've always found black clothing to be a telltale sign. Especially black capes and cloaks and- Oh! Hoods! Anyone with a black hood is sure to be a thief. Also pointy yellow teeth, wrinkled skin, open sores, maniacal laughter… You know, evil things!

Biddy: Travel to Lifemend Stump and find whoever's responsible for stealing our precious broken items. Hm? How can you tell who is a thief and who isn't?
Well, I've always found black clothing to be a telltale sign. Especially black capes and cloaks and- Oh! Hoods! Anyone with a black hood is sure to be a thief. Also pointy yellow teeth, wrinkled skin, open sores, maniacal laughter…

Redbelly Wasps

(Lifemend Stump. You fight the bandits)
Colbert the Cunning: You have the honor of addressin' Colbert o' the Redbelly Wasps. Now be a good lad, hand over whatever gil and gear you've got, and bugger off back the way you came. No? Then we can always do this the Redbelly way…

(instance)
Bryce: We yield! We yield! Mercy! Oh, gods, please don't hurt us!
C'kepaga: See what happens when you don't listen to me? I told you to get a better look at him firrrst!

Colbert: Parley! Parley! Alright, look, we are bandits, that much is true. Aye, and we may have waylaid you, slightly. B-But we had only the best of intentions. W-We…um…we meant to give that coin to the poor! Aye, the poor and destitute! Starvin' younglin's and the like!
Stealin' from Lifemend Stump!? Now, I can see how this don't look good, what with us bein' thieves, and that bein' Lifemend Stump over there, but we ain't the ones you're lookin' for.
I'm man enough to admit I ain't man enough to steal nothin' from that stump. A man would have to be out o' his bloody mind to call down that wrath on hisself.
No, we're petty criminals, us - honest! As petty as they come! Only take the coin o' travelers and woodsmen, we do. Payment for right o' passage, as it were. Mayhap we throw in the occasional kidnappin' here and there, a spot of ransomin' an' so on…
We're no good, it's true, but it ain't our fault! I-I'm from a broken home, I am. And Bryce, there - well, he ain't never bedded a woman, so his head's a bloody mess…i-if you'll pardon me for sayin' so, m'lady. But we'll walk the straight and narrow from here on in. Honest we will!
Here, take this map. It'll lead you to our den. You'll find a li'l lass we snatched up not long ago. we done her no harm! Go on,t ake it. She's yours to save.
(obtain a Redbelly Wasp map)

Mistaken Snatching

(somewhere in Twelveswood, instance)
Keroucene: The girl… She was cloaked when we saw her. We couldn't have known! Those horns… Could it be…
Nanasomi: The bandit is unconscious…
Ahctstymm: The bandit is unconscious…

Raya-O-Senna: You there, tell me true - are you a friend of these bandits? These so-called Redbelly Wasps?
An abducted girl? You came to save her?
You speak the truth - I see that. Very well. But know that not everything these poor souls told you was a lie. Hard though it may seem to believe, they are not responsible for the thefts at Lifemend Stump.
I suspected them myself, and so allowed them to take me. Thence did I discern that while they are lackwits through and through, they are not so reckless or wicked as to commit such grave sins against the Twelveswood.
It would seem my intuition has led me down the wrong path. While I have idled pursuing the wrong culprits, the forest's animosity has grown stronger still. And all of this while my sister remains in great peril.
(Use the power of the Echo? Yes)

(you walk down a path, and suddenly see leaves and elementals frozen in the air, and a woman with horns)
(Raya-O runs in)
Raya-O-Senna: Kan-E! Is that you!?
No! No, it can't be! Who could have done this!?
(the elementals disappear in a flash of green light)
Kan-E-Senna: Soon, our own time will come, as theirs has. And when it does, we will follow them down the path they have taken.
Raya-O-Senna: Whoever did this will know the forest's vengeance. I vow to find those responsible, sister.
Kan-E-Senna: I pray that you do, Raya-O. As for myself, I will see to the protection of the Gridanians.
Raya-O-Senna: Their protection? Surely you don't mean to return to the city? To stay there?
(Kan-E nods)
Raya-O-Senna: You mustn't If we don't find those who did this, the greenwrath will go unsated. The risk is too great!
Kan-E-Senna: Love is the true gift of Nophica, little sister. Now, more than ever, I must take that love fully into my heart, and guide our people through these dark times.
(you return to the present)
Raya-O-Senna: Hey, you there! Being blessed with the Echo does not give you the right to spy on whomsoever you please! Gods' sakes, man - we're Seedseers of Gridania!
I won't forget this, <Player>!
(she teleports/returns away)

Ease of Mind

(Stillglade Fane)
Biddy: Welcome back, <Player>.
Come, tell me all that has happened.
Raya-O-Senna? You are blessed, indeed, to have chanced upon one of the Seedseers.
And we are all the safer now that she has dealt with these forest bandits. But you say she claims they were not the thieves of Lifemend Stump.
If she was looking for whom I suspect, then there is naught we can do to aid here. We would only be getting in her way.
Still, thank you, <Player>. Your efforts and observations have served to ease my mind a great deal.
I shall share this news with the others. Perhaps it would do your adventuring brethren good to hear it from you as well.


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