Eye of the Dragon

Information

Name: DRG1 - Eye of the Dragon
How to begin: talk to Haurtefert at Wailing Barracks
Areas: Gridania, Dragonhead, Nine Ivies

Last quest: -
Next quest: Lance of Fury

Requirements to sign up: LNC30, PGL15
Required items: -
Reward: ?

Description

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Enemies

Crabfisher

Level: 33
Drops: ?
Location: instance SW of Camp Nine Ivies

Ironshell

Level: 35
Drops: ?
Location: instance SW of Camp Nine Ivies

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Video


Script

Matter of Delicacy

Haurtefert: Ah, I daresay you might just be the right man for the job. The guild has urgent need of a capable lancer for a mission beyond our nation's borders. Hear me out, if you will.
I've received word form an Ishgardian friend to the effect that he requires our aid. I would have you go and provide that aid.
As you may already know, due to her ongoing conflict with the dragons, Ishgard has kept her gates closed to outsiders for some time. The occasional dragoon on patrol duty is about all folk see these days.
In spite of her self-imposed isolation, however, the Holy See has never failed to honor her obligations to her allies.
It is only fitting that we answer the call and lend what assistance we can. To this end, we offered to dispatch a contingent of Wood Wailers with all haste - but were politely informed that they would not be welcome, much to our initial confusion.
It was later explained that we are dealing with a matter of some sensitivity, best handled by individuals who are capable and trustworhty, yet unbound by allegiance - and who fits that description save adventures?
Secrecy being paramount, I can provide no details as to the nature of the task. All you need to know will be revealed at the rendezvous point.
Should you accept the mission, you must take yourself to the Gates of Judgement. A knight called Ser Alberic will receive you upon arrival.
(quest accept)
Haurtefert: Gridania thanks you, friend. Now then, as I have mentioned, your contact awaits at the Gates of Judgement, at the base of the ascent to Ishgard. To get there, first take yourself to Camp Glory in Coerthas, and thence follow the road west then north and west. May the elementals watch over you.

Haurtefert: The petitioner, Ser Alberic, awaits your coming at the Gates of Judgement, at the base of the ascent to Isghard.
To get there, first take yourself to Camp Glory in Coerthas, and thence follow the road west then northwest. The Gates of Judgement will appear in sight before long.

Stolen Eye

(Gates of Judgement)
Alberic: Ah, you must be the adventurer of whom Haurtefert sent word. Greetings and well met.
I am Ser Alberic Bale, knight of Isghard. The Holy See is much obliged to you for your aid.
Time being of essence, I shall proceed straight to the heart of the matter. The Eye, an Ishgardian relic of immeasurable worth, has been stolen. We require your assistance in its recovery.
The thief has been identified as a man named Estinien, a dragoon sworn to the service of the Holy See. Aye, you heard true: the crime was perpetrated by one of our own; an individual in position of trust and no little honor… You may be assured that a fate worse than death awaits him upon capture.
Estinien was last sighted in the vicinity of Camp Nine Ivies, in the East Shroud. It is believed he chose the place in the hope that the fell creatures who inhabit it would hinder the efforts of his pursuers. And indeed they would…were we able to approach them.
We had not anticipated that the man would be so reckelss as to flee into the Black Shroud, and this oversight has necessitatted our reliance upon you.
We know better than to cause a disturbance in the forest without the elementals' conesent, but have not the luxury of time to observe the protocol. It is imperative that the Eye is recovered, and with the greatest of expedience.
To this end, Ishgard desires your cooperation in purging the area of hostile creatures, that the fugitive might be apprehended without causing undue disruption. At the risk of presuming too much…we would also have you identify the precise whereabouts of the one we seek.
We know full well that this is no small thing we ask of you. As such, youc an expect to be recompensed fittingly for your kind assistance.

Alberic: The Eye, an Isghardian relic of immeasurable worth, has been stolen. The thief is a man named Estinien, a dragoon sworn to the service of the Holy See.
Estinien was last sighted in the vicinity of Camp Nine Ivies, in the East Shroud. It is believed he chose the place in the hope that the fell creatures who inhabit it would hinder the efforts of his pursuers. And indeed they would, if we could set foot in their domain. Alas, we have not the luxury of time to request permission of the elementals to conduct a search in the Twelveswood.
We would be much obliged for your cooperation in purging the area of hostile creatures, that the fugitive might be apprehended without causing undue disruption. At the risk of presuming too much, we would also have you identify the precise whereabouts of the one we seek.

The Fickle Eye

(South-west of Camp Nine Ivies)
(after you defeat the monsters, you hear something at the top of the trees. A man wearing dragoon gear jumps out)
???: That Isghard would resort to sending coin-starved adventurers after me… I know not whether to laugh or feel insulted.
(something shines bright)
???: Th-The Eye! It rouses….for another!?
Preposterous…
Our paths shall cross again. Depend on it.
(the man jumps back up and disappears)

(Gates of Judgement)
Alberic: A dragoon clad in black, you say!? Tell me all that transpired!
By the Fury… That the Eye would choose another…
I had not thought it possible. In light of recent events, it would seem an explanation is in order.
The Eye is no ordinary relic. It harbors the power of the dragon, which it bestows upon a single chosen soul - the strongest and wisest dragoon.
He who is chosen is possessed of the power to fight our mortal foes, the dragons of Dravania, on equal footing, soaring the firmament as if it were an extension of the land. That man is known as the Azure Dragoon.
The Azure Dragoon is the light of hope for all Ishgardians, and the paragon of all dragoons.
…For this reason, you may imagine how it pains me to have to confess that the man you encountered, the thief, is none other than the Azure Dragoon…and that I was once his teacher.
Needless to say, I acknowledge myself accountable for Estinien's misdeeds, and mean to do all in my power to find him and recover the Eye. But I cannot do this alone.
I require your help, <Player> - you, who have received the power of the dragon.
You may labor to believe it, but there can be no mistake. The Soul of the Dragoon I bear glows in your presence - irrefutable proof that you are chosen. What I can ill explain, however, is the why of it.
Never before in Ishgard's long history has the Eye roused to more than one individual in a single generation. But it avails us naught to cudgel our brains about it.
The fact of the matter is that you are now a vessel for the power of the dragon. That dragon lies yet in slumber, however, and you must needs possess the means to wake it: the Soul of the Dragoon. I would entrust you with mine, <Player>.
Like Estinien, I once ruled the skies as the Azure Dragoon, although that power has since become lost to me. It was simply by force of habit that I have hitherto kept the soul upon my person.
I have no inkling as to why the Eye has seen fit to choose a second, and an outsider at that.
Yet one thing is clear: none can challenge the Azure Dragoon and conceivably prevail save another Azure Dragoon.
You are our only hope of bringing Estinien to justice and reclaiming the Eye. Of course, I do not ask that you do this unaided. I may be a dragoon no more, but what knowledge I have, I shall gladly impart to you.
For indeed, when the time comes that you must face the Azure Dragoon, naught less than complete mastery over the power of the dragon will avail you.
That a perilous road lies ahead of you, I shall not deny. Knowing this, if you would still lend me your lance, I will teach you to harness the power that has chosen you.
Go forth, my young dragoon, and rouse the dragon within. I look forward to your return.


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