We got some more time in FFXIV this past weekend, and worked some more on our main story line. Our goal is to hit 30 in our first class, and then pick up our secondary class and level it to 30. So Chaide will be picking up Conjurer (he’s already an Arcanist) and I will be picking up Gladiator. We’ll work on side quests out in Gridania until we hit 30 on them as well. Anyway, onto our adventures in Gridania!
The Sylph of Gridania
We were sent over to Gridania with Papalymo and Yda to speak with the Twin Adders and meet with the Sylph to make sure that The Touched weren’t going to summon Ramuh, and to help form ties between the Adders and Untouched.
Dancing for the Sylphs
To get their attention, we had to dance for them. Of course, Yda got some… “leg cramps”.
Then we had to go searching for a Sylph who ran off, wanting to be alone. They then realized that they had made a mistake and headed back to the rest of the Sylph.
Buscarron, a barkeep, sends us on some other tasks to help the Sylphs and promote peace between Gridiania and Little Solace. One is to follow Laurentius, a Woodsman who’s been acting strangely. Wouldn’t you know, he betrayed his people and then turns himself in after realizing his wicked ways…
We find out that the Elder of Little Solace (Frixio) has run off and has not yet returned. So Papalymo and Yda send us off to find Frixio, while they go see what they can do… or something. It was a little confusing.
The Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak
Frixio ended up running into a dungeon, so it’s time to go rescue them! Two FC-mates were kind enough to join us for this, and it was a lot of fun. Some different mob mechanics which was cool to see. Though a lot of it felt very tank-and-spank. Which isn’t bad, but there weren’t as many cool mechanics as the first two dungeons we ran. Though last boss was kind of “… EW!” worthy.
Chaide is a Falafel (yes, I know it’s Lalafell), so he’s hiding behind me. You can see his cute little legs, though!
Big Bad is Back
Hey! Look who it is!! Lots of lore in this section, which I loved. 😀
After defeating the boss, we find that Frixio was cocooned up in a spider sac thingie where they store their food (ew). Yay! Frixio is saved! Gridania and Little Solace can live in peace! Before we head back to finish things with Frixio, we got a bit of a flashback, which was neat to see multiple Big Bads working at the same time, instead of just one head hancho with lackies. (Unless these guys are lackies too…)
Looking forward to what the story brings next!