Austerities of Earth
Austerities of Earth
Y'mhitra, the researcher at Apkallu Falls, wishes you to proceed with the next summoning ritual.
— In-game description
The primal Titan must be defeated before this quest can be started.
Defeat Titan-egi using your standard spells. He will spawn stone shivers, which will cast Slow and Stone II but have relatively low health. At low HP, Titan-egi will use a circle area of effect attack centered on itself. After you have defeated Titan-egi, a brief cutscene will play introducing the Dark Summoner. Your new goal is to defeat the Dark Summoner and his Ifrit-egi. Ifrit-egi will melee attack you or Y'mhitra, while the Dark Summoner will cast spells at you or Y'mhitra. You can attack either target here - Your goal is to survive past the Dark Summoner using several area of effect attacks. He will cast a large cone attack, followed by a mid-sized circle attack, and then repeat those two casts. There will be a brief pause in his casts, followed by another set of cone and circle casts, at which point the Dark Summoner will be defeated and the solo duty will be completed.
- Speak with Y'mhitra to the southwest of Alder Springs.
- Speak with Y'mhitra.
- Speak with Y'mhitra at Apkallu Falls.
- Y'mhitra, the researcher at Apkallu Falls, wishes you to proceed with the next summoning ritual.
- You have chosen to perform the Austerities of Earth. Speak with Y'mhitra southwest of Alder Springs in the North Shroud to begin the ritual, and attempt to bind a new egi to your will.
- After following Y'mhitra's instructions, you summon and defeat the entity known as Titan-Egi. However, before you are able to celebrate, you find yourself under assault by a man who also appears to be a summoner. Though you manage to force the stranger to retreat, you are left bewildered by the unprovoked attack. Speak with Y'mhita to see how she is faring in the aftermath.
- You have spoken to Y'mhitra and confirmed that she is sound of body. Return with her to Apkallu Falls in Gridania to discuss the encounter further.
- Y'mhitra, still somewhat shaken, wonders what could have motivated the haughty stranger's sudden attack. The researcher suggests that you spend some time exploring the capabilities of your new egi ally while she makes use of the Sons' resources to investigate the identity of the murderous summoner.
- The next summoner quest will be available from Y'mhitra upon reaching level 40.