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{{Quest
 
{{Quest
 
|startnpc=[[Waoud]] - [[Aht Urhgan Whitegate]] (J-10) 2nd Floor
 
|startnpc=[[Waoud]] - [[Aht Urhgan Whitegate]] (J-10) 2nd Floor
|requirements=Level 30
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|requirements=Level 30 and 1000 gil
 
|items=
 
|items=
 
|title=Bearer of the Mark of Zahak
 
|title=Bearer of the Mark of Zahak
 
|repeatable=No
 
|repeatable=No
|reward=Unlock [[Blue Mage]] job; [[Mark of Zahak]]
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|reward=Job: [[Blue Mage]]<br>{{KeyItem}}[[Mark of Zahak]]
 
|previous=
 
|previous=
 
|next=[[Beginnings]]
 
|next=[[Beginnings]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
=== Walkthrough ===
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== Walkthrough ==
 
* Talk to [[Waoud]] and agree to his divination.
 
* Talk to [[Waoud]] and agree to his divination.
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* Make sure you have at least 1000 gil on you ''(or he wont even let you answer his questions).''
 
* Answer a series of questions (see [[#Q&A|below]]).
 
* Answer a series of questions (see [[#Q&A|below]]).
* If you fail, he charges you 1000 Gil. There are several different outcomes, depending on your answer:
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* If you fail, he charges you 1000 Gil. You have to wait until the next Vanadiel day to try again. There are several different outcomes, depending on your answer:
** '''Skyserpent''': I see the symbol of the Skyserpent. It suggests spending some time away from battle. For a change of pace, why not try your hand at harvesting in the [[Wajaom Woodlands]] or [[Bhaflau Thickets]]? You may make an unexpected discovery.
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** '''Skyserpent''': ''"I see the symbol of the Skyserpent. It suggests spending some time away from battle. For a change of pace, why not try your hand at harvesting in the [[Wajaom Woodlands]] or [[Bhaflau Thickets]]? You may make an unexpected discovery."''
** '''Flameserpent''': "I see the symbol of the Flameserpent. It suggests you take an aggresive stance and not shy away from a challenge. Perhaps you might try visiting the Commission Angency. A substantial reward could be yours for the taking."
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** '''Flameserpent''': ''"I see the symbol of the Flameserpent. It suggests you take an aggressive stance and not shy away from a challenge. Perhaps you might try visiting the Commission Agency. A substantial reward could be yours for the taking."''
** '''Galeserpent''': "I see the symbol of the Galeserpent. It suggests a loss in the near future... Even I cannot predict what this loss may entail.You would do well to pay close attention to your possessions."
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** '''Galeserpent''': ''"I see the symbol of the Galeserpent. It suggests a loss in the near future... Even I cannot predict what this loss may entail.You would do well to pay close attention to your possessions."''
** '''Stoneserpent''': "I see the symbol of the Stoneserpent. It suggests you will receive a boon from the earth. A boon from the earth...? Ah yes, a stint at mining may prove beneficial. All signs point towards [[Mount Zhayolm]]..."
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** '''Stoneserpent''': ''"I see the symbol of the Stoneserpent. It suggests you will receive a boon from the earth. A boon from the earth...? Ah yes, a stint at mining may prove beneficial. All signs point towards [[Mount Zhayolm]]..."''
** '''Springserpent''': "I see the symbol of the Springserpent. It suggests a sojourn to the sea. Yes, a tranquil journey on the waves. Replace your weapon with a fishing pole and fate will smile upon you."
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** '''Springserpent''': ''"I see the symbol of the Springserpent. It suggests a sojourn to the sea. Yes, a tranquil journey on the waves. Replace your weapon with a fishing pole and fate will smile upon you."''
* If you succeed, he talks about 5 serpents and asks for one of three items, thus starting the quest. Initially he doesn't name them, just describes them.
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* If you succeed, Waoud will mention all 5 serpents, thus starting the quest: ''"Sky, Flame, Gale, Stone, and Spring. I see all five serpent symbols... This sign heralds a turning point in your destiny."''
* "Sky, Flame, Gale, Stone, and Spring. I see all five serpent symbols... This sign heralds a turning point in your destiny."
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** If you somehow get disconnected before paying the 1000 gil (if you fail), when you get back you can start all over without having to wait one game day to try again.
* If you somehow get disconnected before paying the 1000 gil (if you fail), when you get back you can start all over whithout having to waiting one game day to try again.
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* Waoud will then mention one of the following three items:
:: '''[[Dangruf Stone]]''': "The treasure I would have you seek is a precious stone. It is said to be as red as blood and found in a land of geysers."
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: '''[[Dangruf Stone]]''': "The treasure I would have you seek is a precious stone. It is said to be as red as blood and found in a land of geysers."
:: '''[[Valkurm Sunsand]]''': "The treasure I would have you seek is a pinch of golden sand. It is said to glow with the light of the sun and be found only on a certain beach."
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: '''[[Valkurm Sunsand]]''': "The treasure I would have you seek is a pinch of golden sand. It is said to glow with the light of the sun and be found only on a certain beach."
:: '''[[Siren's Tear]]''': "The treasure I would have you seek is a jewel. It is said to glow with a bluish tint and be found near the bank of a certain river."
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: '''[[Siren's Tear]]''': "The treasure I would have you seek is a jewel. It is said to glow with a bluish tint and be found near the bank of a certain river."
* Talk to [[Waoud]] again at least one game day later and agree to help, answering that his words have moved you to help him. (You must have zoned to trigger this cutscene)
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::* [[Valkurm Sunsand]] can be bought at the auction house.
* Trade the requested item to him; he tells you to take it somewhere else.
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::* [[Siren's Tear]] cannot be auctioned, only traded or bazaarred.
:''Keep the requested item in your inventory.''
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::* The Dangruf Stone is the only item you cannot buy; '''it cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared.'''
* Head to the Ironbound Gate in [[Aht Urhgan Whitegate]] (H-7) (down the tunnel behind [[Sajahb]]) and zone out to [[Bhaflau Thickets]]).
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::*''Keep the requested item in your inventory.''
* Enter the cave at (I-7) to zone into [[Aydeewa Subterrane]].
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* Talk to [[Waoud]] at least one game day later and agree to help, answering that his words have moved you to help him.
* Head down to the first large room and fall off a ledge into a room with diremites. These can and will agro by sound. Immediately to the left, there's a steep ramp that leads down to a spot with leeches, and a large pool in the center that looks like a Teleporter (H-9).
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* Now trade the requested item to him; he tells you to take it somewhere else.
* Step into the center of the pool for a cutscene. (You must have the requested item in your inventory for it to activate, however you will retain the item after the quest has been completed.)
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* Head to [[Bhaflau Thickets]] and enter the cave at (I-7)
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* Zone into [[Aydeewa Subterrane]].
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* Head down to the first large room and fall off a ledge into a room with worms. These can and will agro by sound. Immediately to the left, there's a steep ramp that leads down to a spot with leeches, and a large pool in the center that looks like a Teleporter (H-9).
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* Step into the center of the pool for a cutscene. You must have the requested item in your inventory for it to activate. However, you will retain the item after the quest has been completed.
 
* Answer "yes" to both questions.
 
* Answer "yes" to both questions.
:''If for some reason you answer no three times (don't take his hand, no regrets, none!), your memory will be erased of the quest. You will have to restart the quest from the beginning in order to become a [[Blue Mage]].''
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* ''If for some reason you answer "no" three times (don't take his hand, no regrets, none!), your memory will be erased of the quest. You will have to restart the quest from the beginning in order to become a [[Blue Mage]].''
 
* You will be transported back to the gates of the Imperial Whitegate in [[Aht Urhgan Whitegate]] (L-8).
 
* You will be transported back to the gates of the Imperial Whitegate in [[Aht Urhgan Whitegate]] (L-8).
 
* You can now become a [[Blue Mage]].
 
* You can now become a [[Blue Mage]].
* You can talk to [[Waoud]] again for an additional cutscene. (The "extra" custcene is necessary to start future [[Artifact]] quests.)
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* You can talk to [[Waoud]] again for an additional cutscene.
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**This "extra" cutscene is necessary to start future [[Artifact]] quests.
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== Q&A ==
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The questions and answers are posted below.
   
===Game Description===
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1. What is destiny?
'''Client:''' [[Waoud]] (Heretic's Alley, [[Aht Urhgan Whitegate]])<br>
 
'''Summary:'''
 
:There is a rare treasure in the "Middle Lands" that Waoud needs someone to obtain for him...
 
   
=== Q&A ===
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* One forges for oneself.
   
''The answers marked in '''bold''' seem to be the most "Blue Mage" sounding answers, which also resulted in several cases of success. However, others have tried this same pattern to no avail. It is also possible that an individual's in-game accomplishments may have some influence on what are the "correct" answers. See the [[Talk:An Empty Vessel|talk page]] for more details/experiences.''
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2. Does the accomplishment of a goal require sacrifice and hardship?
   
#What is destiny?
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* Absolutely.
#* '''Is immutable'''
 
#* One forges for oneself
 
#* Is unknowable
 
#Does the accomplishment of a goal require sacrifice and hardship?
 
#* Not if you think hard enough.
 
#* Occasionally.
 
#* '''Absolutely.'''
 
#You hold in your hands a forbidden scroll. Reading it will bring you untold wisdom, but cost all that you own.
 
#* '''Read the scroll?'''
 
#* Throw the scroll away?
 
#* Burn the scroll?
 
#If the loss of one life would save ten thousand, would you offer yourself without hesitation?
 
#* Offer another...
 
#* I have no such courage.
 
#* '''Without hesitation.'''
 
#Would you choose a tumultuous life where fame or fortune were attainable, or a tranquil life where both were forever beyond your reach?
 
#* '''A chaotic life.'''
 
#* A tranquil life.
 
#* A mix of both.
 
#You stand on the precipice between life and death. Would you choose to live life as a beast if it would save you from falling into the shadowy abyss of the underworld?
 
#* If it keeps me from dying...
 
#* Fall, and keep my humanity.
 
#* '''Embrace life as a beast.'''
 
#A companion in battle turns against you, raising a weapon to attack.
 
#* Brace for the blow?
 
#* Try to reason with him?
 
#* '''Cut him down?'''
 
#A loved one is afflicted with a terrible illness and has little time left to live. You are asked to end that life by your own hand.
 
#* Seek a cure?
 
#* Leave the world together?
 
#* '''Grant the request?'''
 
#You are in the midst of a fierce battle. The enemy lying at your feet was once a friend. His breath is ragged and weak.
 
#* Tend to his wounds?
 
#* '''End his pain?'''
 
#* Ignore your old friend?
 
#A superior to whom you owe a great debt orders you to act in a way that violates your sense of justice.
 
#* Try to remove him from power?
 
#* Carry out the order?
 
#* '''Follow your sense of justice?'''
 
   
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3. You hold in your hands a forbidden scroll. Reading it will bring you untold wisdom, but cost all that you own.
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* Burn the scroll?
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4. If the loss of one life would save ten thousand, would you offer yourself without hesitation?
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* Without hesitation.
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5. Would you choose a tumultuous life where fame or fortune were attainable, or a tranquil life where both were forever beyond your reach?
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* A chaotic life.
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6. You stand on the precipice between life and death. Would you choose to live life as a beast if it would save you from falling into the shadowy abyss of the underworld?
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* Embrace life as a beast.
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7. A companion in battle turns against you, raising a weapon to attack.
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* Cut him down?
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8. A loved one is afflicted with a terrible illness and has little time left to live. You are asked to end that life by your own hand.
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* Grant the request?
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9. You are in the midst of a fierce battle. The enemy lying at your feet was once a friend. His breath is ragged and weak.
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* End his pain?
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10. A superior to whom you owe a great debt orders you to act in a way that violates your sense of justice.
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* Follow your sense of justice?
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{{Quest/Description
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|client=[[Waoud]] (Heretic's Alley, [[Aht Urhgan Whitegate]])
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|summary=There is a rare treasure in the "Middle Lands" that Waoud needs someone to obtain for him...
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}}
 
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[[Category:Quests]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:02, January 24, 2020

Start NPC Waoud - Aht Urhgan Whitegate (J-10) 2nd Floor
Requirements Level 30 and 1000 gil
Title Granted Bearer of the Mark of Zahak
Repeatable No
Reward Job: Blue Mage
KeyItemMark of Zahak
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Walkthrough Edit

  • Talk to Waoud and agree to his divination.
  • Make sure you have at least 1000 gil on you (or he wont even let you answer his questions).
  • Answer a series of questions (see below).
  • If you fail, he charges you 1000 Gil. You have to wait until the next Vanadiel day to try again. There are several different outcomes, depending on your answer:
    • Skyserpent: "I see the symbol of the Skyserpent. It suggests spending some time away from battle. For a change of pace, why not try your hand at harvesting in the Wajaom Woodlands or Bhaflau Thickets? You may make an unexpected discovery."
    • Flameserpent: "I see the symbol of the Flameserpent. It suggests you take an aggressive stance and not shy away from a challenge. Perhaps you might try visiting the Commission Agency. A substantial reward could be yours for the taking."
    • Galeserpent: "I see the symbol of the Galeserpent. It suggests a loss in the near future... Even I cannot predict what this loss may entail.You would do well to pay close attention to your possessions."
    • Stoneserpent: "I see the symbol of the Stoneserpent. It suggests you will receive a boon from the earth. A boon from the earth...? Ah yes, a stint at mining may prove beneficial. All signs point towards Mount Zhayolm..."
    • Springserpent: "I see the symbol of the Springserpent. It suggests a sojourn to the sea. Yes, a tranquil journey on the waves. Replace your weapon with a fishing pole and fate will smile upon you."
  • If you succeed, Waoud will mention all 5 serpents, thus starting the quest: "Sky, Flame, Gale, Stone, and Spring. I see all five serpent symbols... This sign heralds a turning point in your destiny."
    • If you somehow get disconnected before paying the 1000 gil (if you fail), when you get back you can start all over without having to wait one game day to try again.
  • Waoud will then mention one of the following three items:
Dangruf Stone: "The treasure I would have you seek is a precious stone. It is said to be as red as blood and found in a land of geysers."
Valkurm Sunsand: "The treasure I would have you seek is a pinch of golden sand. It is said to glow with the light of the sun and be found only on a certain beach."
Siren's Tear: "The treasure I would have you seek is a jewel. It is said to glow with a bluish tint and be found near the bank of a certain river."
  • Valkurm Sunsand can be bought at the auction house.
  • Siren's Tear cannot be auctioned, only traded or bazaarred.
  • The Dangruf Stone is the only item you cannot buy; it cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared.
  • Keep the requested item in your inventory.
  • Talk to Waoud at least one game day later and agree to help, answering that his words have moved you to help him.
  • Now trade the requested item to him; he tells you to take it somewhere else.
  • Head to Bhaflau Thickets and enter the cave at (I-7)
  • Zone into Aydeewa Subterrane.
  • Head down to the first large room and fall off a ledge into a room with worms. These can and will agro by sound. Immediately to the left, there's a steep ramp that leads down to a spot with leeches, and a large pool in the center that looks like a Teleporter (H-9).
  • Step into the center of the pool for a cutscene. You must have the requested item in your inventory for it to activate. However, you will retain the item after the quest has been completed.
  • Answer "yes" to both questions.
  • If for some reason you answer "no" three times (don't take his hand, no regrets, none!), your memory will be erased of the quest. You will have to restart the quest from the beginning in order to become a Blue Mage.
  • You will be transported back to the gates of the Imperial Whitegate in Aht Urhgan Whitegate (L-8).
  • You can now become a Blue Mage.
  • You can talk to Waoud again for an additional cutscene.
    • This "extra" cutscene is necessary to start future Artifact quests.

Q&A Edit

The questions and answers are posted below.

1. What is destiny?

  • One forges for oneself.

2. Does the accomplishment of a goal require sacrifice and hardship?

  • Absolutely.

3. You hold in your hands a forbidden scroll. Reading it will bring you untold wisdom, but cost all that you own.

  • Burn the scroll?

4. If the loss of one life would save ten thousand, would you offer yourself without hesitation?

  • Without hesitation.

5. Would you choose a tumultuous life where fame or fortune were attainable, or a tranquil life where both were forever beyond your reach?

  • A chaotic life.

6. You stand on the precipice between life and death. Would you choose to live life as a beast if it would save you from falling into the shadowy abyss of the underworld?

  • Embrace life as a beast.

7. A companion in battle turns against you, raising a weapon to attack.

  • Cut him down?

8. A loved one is afflicted with a terrible illness and has little time left to live. You are asked to end that life by your own hand.

  • Grant the request?

9. You are in the midst of a fierce battle. The enemy lying at your feet was once a friend. His breath is ragged and weak.

  • End his pain?

10. A superior to whom you owe a great debt orders you to act in a way that violates your sense of justice.

  • Follow your sense of justice?


Game DescriptionEdit

Client
Waoud (Heretic's Alley, Aht Urhgan Whitegate)
Summary
There is a rare treasure in the "Middle Lands" that Waoud needs someone to obtain for him...
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