It Won't Work

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It Won't Work

Quest giver
Shamani Lohmani
Eastern La Noscea (X:21, Y:21)
Quest line
Seventh Umbral Era

Experience 31,980
Gil 0
Previous quest
An Offer You Can Refuse
Next quest
Give a Man a Drink

Shamani Lohmani has another bright idea.

— In-game description


Optional rewards


  • Speak with the vignerons. 0/2


  • Shamani Lohmani has suggested that you search for a bottle of Bacchus wine. This popular wine was once abundant in Wineport, but most stores were destroyed during the Calamity. However, rumor has it that one of the resident vignerons may be keeping a secret cache. Speak with the vignerons and see if there is any truth to these tales.
  • Alas, the vignerons reiterate that there is no point in searching for Bacchus wine. You must once again bear the bad news back to Shamani Lohmani.
  • Even though he knew it was a ridiculous idea, Shamani Lohmani is still saddened to hear that no one in town has a bottle of Bacchus wine. He also admits that he has a personal preference for the drink, as it rekindled his love of fine spirits and helped him to find a new direction in life. With both his plans foiled, the blind vintner begins contemplating how to best approach the situation.


Shamani Lohmani: There is a chance, however small, that another resident of Wineport can furnish us with a suitable wine. In fact, had you come several years ago, I guarantee this would not be a problem.

Shamani Lohmani: Alas, the quality of our product has declined significantly in recent years. The only breeds cultivated these days are common lowland vines. Which isn't to say that their grapes are of poor quality─only that we have known better.

Shamani Lohmani: Long ago, the vignerons of Wineport crossbred several species, and produced a grape-bearing vine of never-before-seen quality.

Shamani Lohmani: Bacchus grapes were once the pride of this town, as they were used to produce vintages which surpassed all others.

Shamani Lohmani: This includes the most aromatic, the most complex, the most flavorful of all wines─aye, the legendary Bacchus wines were born right here in Wineport!

Shamani Lohmani: Ahem. Pardon my enthusiasm. You see, I once had the privilege to sample that particular wine.

Shamani Lohmani: It was an otherworldly experience. In that moment, I felt as though I had tasted the nectar of the gods themselves. I transcended my mortal flesh, and was one with all creation.

Shamani Lohmani: <sigh> But, as is all too often said, the Calamity changed that. The Bacchus vineyards were completely destroyed, along with much of the existing stock of Bacchus wine. What little remains is closely guarded by its owners, for it can no longer be made.

Shamani Lohmani: If we cannot convince Byrglaent to part with his wines, our next best option─as ridiculous as it sounds─is to find someone who has a bottle of Bacchus wine, and to offer them every gil we can spare. I've heard rumors that one of the vignerons tending the vineyards might have once owned a bottle─perhaps you could start by speaking with them?

Junghbhar: What? Do I have Bacchus wine? I wish! I never had the chance to try it myself. Sorry, friend, but you're a few years too late.

Durim Falurim: Bacchus wine? Bah, don't remind me─used to have a cellar filled with the stuff! Thought I could keep the wine safe from thieves and the elements. Never counted on a bloody primal blowing up my godsdamned house!

Shamani Lohmani: No luck, hm? Most regrettable, but we had to try.

Shamani Lohmani: Ahhh, but Bacchus wine would have been perfect for the occasion!

Shamani Lohmani: Though, I must confess, my certitude could be due in part to my personal history with the beverage. It is, after all, the very reason I decided to become a vintner.

Shamani Lohmani: After Titan blinded me in our battle beneath O'Ghomoro, I fell into a deep depression. It wasn't until I tasted Bacchus wine for the first time that I realized there was still so much I could experience, even in my condition. It helped me to find a new direction in life.

Shamani Lohmani: <sigh> It breaks my heart to think that wondrous ambrosia which once filled me with hope may be forever lost to us.

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