Lord of Crags
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Lord of Crags
Riol is waiting for you to give him your undivided attention.
— In-game description
- Examine the beastman aetheryte.
- Confront Titan in the Navel.
- Rendezvous with Y'shtola at Camp Bronze Lake.
- Riol is waiting for you to give him your undivided attention.
- Riol reveals that the Company of Heroes reached Titan not by fighting their way through the mines of O'Ghomoro, but by using a beastman aetheryte. In this way, they bypassed the kobolds' defenses and traveled to the heart of Titan's sanctuary, aided by an unnamed Sharlayan. Search for the beastman aetheryte in Zelma's Run.
- In the absence of Sharlayan technology, Y'shtola must remain behind to amplify the power of the aetheryte in Zelma's Run. At long last, the time has come for you to follow in the footsteps of the Company of Heroes and face the Lord of Crags.
- In a moment that shall forever be enshrined in the annals of Eorzean history, you slay the Lord of Crags and spare Limsa Lominsa his terrible vengeance. In the aftermath, you sense a dark, stifling presence watching you. The feeling does not last long, however, and you are left to wonder if it was anything more than the fancy of a weary mind. Just then, Y'shtola appears to teleport you back to the beastman aetheryte, instructing you to rendezvous with her at Camp Bronze Lake.
- You return to Camp Bronze Lake to find Y'shtola waiting for you. Ever businesslike, she promptly suggests that the two of you discuss how best to proceed.
Accepting the Quest (Cutscene)
Riol: Years ago, when we was weighin' up how to get to Titan, one of our scouts stumbled across this beastman aetheryte, see... Riol: Eh? What's that look for? Not familiar with 'em?
Y'shtola: He speaks of an unamplified aetheryte which has been claimed by a beast tribe. Lest you wonder, there is no fundamental difference between such aetherytes and those which you have used on countless occasions, [Forename].
Riol: Ah, well if it ain't the Sharlayan lass. Welcome back.
Y'shtola: Forgive me for interrupting. I had planned to await your report, but I succumbed to curiosity. Y'shtola: The tunnels beneath O'Ghomoro form a bewildering labyrinth that no outsider has ever fully explored. How the Company of Heroes managed to navigate it is a mystery I have long pondered.
Riol: Ha! Give us a bit of credit, love! We weren't daft enough to try goin' in the front. Riol: The kobolds are always diggin' new tunnels an' fillin' the old ones with traps. One wrong step, an' the next thing you know, ye've got a hundred tonzes o' rock on your noggin. Suicide to even try, see? Riol: Funny thing was, the kobolds didn't seem to have no trouble findin' their way 'round─an' it was that as got us thinkin'. I mean, U'Ghamaro Mines are like a bleedin' city, ain't they? An' gettin' around in a city that big would be a right pain in the arse if you didn't have an Aethernet, wouldn't it? So it stood to reason that the kobolds must have one, didn't it?
Y'shtola: Hm. Even if there were aetheryte shards in the depths of O'Ghomoro, you would have needed to attune yourselves to them before you could identify their signatures within the Lifestream.
Riol: Ah, well, that's where yer wrong, love. We had this Sharlayan bloke to help us, see. Delivered us right into Titan's bedchamber, he did. Riol: I don't rightly know how he did it, but I do remember him sayin' it weren't nothin' any Sharlayan scholar worth her salt couldn't manage.
Y'shtola: ...Did he now? Hmph. Locating a beacon in the absence of a known signature might be possible if the aetherytes in question happened to be... Ah, yes. But in order to guide a traveler to said beacon safely, a second party would be required to... Hmmm. Y'shtola: It is possible─in theory at least. Yet I cannot be certain until I try. Plainly, all will depend upon whether or not I am “worth my salt.”
Riol: Oh, you are, lass! Don't you worry about that! Have a bit o' faith in yerself! Riol: Why don't we all go to Zelma's Run an' take a closer look at the aetheryte? It ain't far─though there's sure to be a few kobolds blockin' the way. Naught ye can't handle, mind!
Examining the beastman aetheryte (cutscene)
Y'shtola: So this is the aetheryte the Company of Heroes used to gain access to Titan's sanctuary. Y'shtola: Hm. It is as Papalymo speculated. Y'shtola: In its present state, this aetheryte's signal will not be strong enough for our purposes. I may, however, be able to use my own energies to amplify it. Alas, the task will monopolize my attention for the duration. Y'shtola: It seems you will have to proceed without me, [Forename]. I must needs remain here and supplement this beacon's power, lest you be denied your only path of escape. Y'shtola: Fear not: I will summon the Maelstrom forces stationed nearby to protect us. Y'shtola: With effort, it is possible that I may be able to stabilize the aetheryte's signal and thereby join you, albeit belatedly. Until such time as I do, you will be on your own. Y'shtola: Now...let us see if I am worth my salt. Y'shtola: I have located another beacon─one far below the mountain. I can only speculate as to what you will find there, so stint not in your preparation.
Cowering Kobold: Look, an overdweller! Yes, yes, an invader from above! He/She uses our aetherytes against us!
Crazed Kobold: He/She has defiled Titan's sacred sanctuary─trespassed, violated, defiled!
Kobolds: Overdwellers must leave! Overdwellers must fly!
2nd Order Patriarch Za Da: Brothers and sisters, fear her/him not! Her/his fate shall be decided by the Lord of Crags! 2nd Order Patriarch Za Da: Hear me, overdweller! You and your treacherous brethren must be held to account for the breaking of the covenant! 2nd Order Patriarch Za Da: You shall be first to face judgment! Then Limsa Lominsa and her oathbreakers─liars, betrayers, oathbreakers! 2nd Order Patriarch Za Da: O Great Father, Lord of Crags! Titan, we summon You! Titan, we summon You! O Great Father, Lord of Crags! Titan, we summon You! Titan, we summon You!
Kobolds: >>He is come! He is come! The Lord of Crags, Titan is come!<<
Titan: Overdweller...art thou deaf to their weeping? Titan: Thy vile kind coveteth ever the blessing of the land and murdereth my children by the score─all in service to greed. Such sins are beyond pardon. Titan: Ah...but I am not the first to suffer thy defiance. Thou didst bring Ifrit low. Titan: Godless overdweller! Thy myriad heresies shall not go unpunished! Upon thee shall I wreak a terrible vengeance!
Titan: Sons of man! Murderers of my children!
Titan: I shall grind thee beneath my heel, mortal! Titan: I shall grind thee beneath my heel, mortal!
Titan: For thee my hatred is unending, unyielding!
Titan: Tremble before the might of the earth!
Titan: To the last, I grapple with thee!
Titan: Hie, my children, into the dark! She/he will not be denied...
Kobolds: The Lord of Crags, Great Father Titan has fallen!
2nd Order Patriarch Za Da: >>The crimes of the overdwellers shall never be forgiven! Never be forgotten! No, no, never!<< 2nd Order Patriarch Za Da: >>'Twas your kin who broke the covenant! We have acted only in defense of our lands!<< 2nd Order Patriarch Za Da: Cease your aggression, or never will there be peace! Until our dying breaths, we shall defy you─deny, decry, defy!
Nero tol Scaeva: Now these are the readings one would expect of an eikon... Nero tol Scaeva: I have seen enough. We proceed as planned.
???: Are you sure that is wise, my lord? Your...curiosity is untested and unproven. We do not yet know its true capabilities.
Nero tol Scaeva: Then trust in mine, Rhitahtyn. My curiosity, as you so eloquently put it, would have bested Titan in the blink of an eye. Nero tol Scaeva: Why, if there be truth to the legends, it could readily subjugate the whole of Eorzea given but a little while longer. Is that not so?
Lahabrea: It is. No greater single power has ever been conceived, much less realized.
Rhitahtyn sas Arvina: What you say may well be true. But while such devices may win battles, I do not believe they will serve to change the course of this war.
Nero tol Scaeva: Oh but they will. Have a little faith, my friend.
Rhitahtyn sas Arvina: ...I cannot endorse this course of action.
Lahabrea: ...Fool. Lahabrea: And now he/she has a fourth. Fascinating. Lahabrea: Carry on, crystal bearer. Far though you have come, your work is far from done.
Y'shtola: And naught remained to mark his passing... Y'shtola: Well, the Ascians are nothing if not elusive. It is of little wonder that they should cast advanced teleportation magicks at will. Y'shtola: But that they would choose to consort with the Empire... Y'shtola: What common goal could they possibly share...?
Y'shtola: I feared I might arrive too late, but I see you had the matter well in hand. Y'shtola: I have taken measures to ensure that we are not pursued, yet I cannot say how long they will hold. Y'shtola: Take your leave while the kobolds are still in disarray. I will follow anon. There is something I must investigate before I depart. Y'shtola: I will teleport you to the aetheryte in Zelma's Run, and we will rendezvous at Camp Bronze Lake. Agreed?
Rendezvousing with Y'shtola
Y'shtola: I am relieved to see you well. But come, let us discuss our next step.