A Cunning Plan

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A Cunning Plan

Quest giver
Lalai
Location
Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (X:12, Y:13)


Job
Black Mage
Level
54
Experience
Experience 62,400
Gil
Gil 1,642
Previous quest
An Unexpected Journey
Next quest
Black Squawk Down

Lalai has received a letter from 269th Order Mendicant Da Za.

— In-game description


Rewards

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Walkthrough

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Steps

  • Speak with 269th Order Mendicant Da Za
  • Lie in wait at the specified location
  • Aid Da Za
  • Report to Lalai at Milvaneth Sacrarium

Journal

  • Lalai has received a letter from 269th Order Mendicant Da Za. Though somewhat scarce of detail, the letter requests that you meet him at Bronze Lake. The timing of this unsolicited correspondence strongly suggests that Waldeve may be involved. Travel to Bronze Lake and ask Da Za what prompted this sudden communication while Lalai reluctantly informs Zhai'a Nelhah of this development.
  • You find Da Za at Bronze Lake. He explains that he was indeed approached by Waldeve. The man spoke of the Defiant and asked Da Za to share his knowledge of black mage. The wily kobold asked for time to reconsider, arranging another meeting and an opportunity to ambush the dangerous man with your assistance. Travel to the meeting point at the northeast of Bronze Lake and lie in hiding nearby while Da Za waits for Waldeve.
  • The battle with the Defiant mages is vicious and short. There are no survivors. Assist Da Za and confirm that he is unharmed.
  • Da Za thanks you for your help, expressing his awe at the raw destructive power you brought to bear on his assailants. Zhai'a Nelhah, having heard of Da Za's letter from Lalai, arrives in time to witness only the aftermath of your fight. He is utterly incensed that you have left not a single cultist alive. Furious that this promising opportunity to question Waldeve's men has been squandered, he storms away to speak with Lalai. Return to Milvaneth Sacrarium and attempt to spare her from the Miqo'te's fury.