A Journey Begins - Port Jeuno ???: O...i...!
???: C'mon now, open yer eyes!
???: Ye all right, lad/lass?
Gave me a right fright, crumplin' to the ground without warnin' as ye did.
???: Eh? A pink flash of light in the sky, ye say?
???: Took a knock on the ol' noggin when ye fell, most like.
No one from 'round here's seen anythin' of the sort.
???: What're ye called, if I might ask?
Joachim: Player name, eh? Me name's Joachim, an' the fact ye remember yer own means yer wits're intact, I'd say.
Joachim: Player name.
Joachim: What ye witnessed jus' now was no trick of the mind, but as real a thing as the folk in this bustlin' port.
Joachim: Ye saw what ye did 'cause ye've got "potential." Aye, that ye do.
But whether this potential'll serve ye good or ill's not somethin' I can say.
Joachim: Remember what I jus' told ye, though.
An' if ye ever start wantin' answers, come an' seek me out.
A Journey Begins - Port Jeuno Joachim: Well, if it isn't Player name.
I knew ye'd come seekin' answers sooner or later.
Joachim: So ye be wantin' t' know 'bout the strange flash of light ye saw...
Joachim: I'm not one fer beatin' 'round the bush, so I'll say it straight. What ye witnessed was a phenomenon called “noise”--the irregular brushin' of one dimension against another. Ordinary folk don't see such things, mind ye. So I suppose that makes ye extra-ordinary.
Joachim: Me theory's that ye've got a natural attunement t' the phasic alignment of our dimensions. That be the potential I spoke of when I found ye sprawled on the ground.
Joachim: Ye look a bit out o' sorts, an' I don't blame ye. The truth can be a bitter draught t' swallow, I know.
Joachim: I'd love nothin' more than to say this is jus' some hearth tale, I would. We'd all be happier that way, t' be sure. But what's an adventurer if he/she turns his/her back t' reality?
Joachim: Now, this isn't t' say that I take ye fer a faithless type, but I've got a feelin' that simple words won't do. Some things a man/woman's jus' got t' see with his/her own two eyes.
Joachim: So I want ye to have this.
Joachim: If ye've truly got the potential I marked ye fer, that stone there'll guide ye on yer way.
Take it with ye an' pay a visit t' one of them cavernous maws.
Joachim: Ye know of those ghastly things, aye?
Joachim: Mind ye, the ones that're frozen like stiffs won't serve.
Joachim: There be maws in these areas what've been freed from their inanimate state.
What be the reason fer this, though, yer coin's as good as mine.
Joachim: Now that ye know where the answer awaits, the rest is in yer hands.
Joachim: But I leave ye with a word of warnin'.
Seek the truth with frivolous intent, and it'll cost ye yer life.
Joachim: That's no idle threat, but simply the way it is.
Joachim: Never ye be forgettin' my words.