The Scions of the Seventh Dawn (Quest)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the main scenario quest. For the in-universe organization, see The Scions of the Seventh Dawn.
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The Scions of the Seventh Dawn

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Quest giver
Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:11.6, Y:9.6)
Quest line
Seventh Umbral Era Main Scenario Quests
Experience 6,240
Gil 0
Previous quest
Main Scenario QuestInto a Copper Hell
Next quest
Main Scenario QuestA Wild Rose by Any Other Name
Feature QuestThe Ties That Bind

Main Scenario Progress: 30 / 853 (3.5%)


A Realm Reborn Progress: 30 / 241 (12.4%)


Momodi is ready to tell you what she knows about the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.

— In-game description


In addition to the above, choose one of the following options:


Take note of two things: First, you have received 12 Vesper bay aetheryte ticket icon1.png  Vesper Bay Aetheryte Ticket, which will bring you directly back to Vesper Bay outside the Waking Sands for free.
Second, unless you are on a Free Trial, you have unlocked Retainers which are your additional inventory storage "bank" so to speak. To hire these, and you get 2 free, speak with a Retainer Vocate. Additional retainers after the first two cost real life money.


The "wild rose" password is a reference to Final Fantasy II and will be a semi-recurring gag in the dialog options.



  • According to Momodi, the men and women who call themselves the Scions of the Seventh Dawn have made it their mission to safeguard Eorzea's future. Given the multitude of problems facing the realm, they are always looking for capable individuals to join their cause, and it appears your recent exploits have drawn their attention. The Scions are headquartered in an establishment called the Waking Sands, located in Vesper Bay, out in western Thanalan. Make your way there and identify yourself to the guardsman at the entrance.
  • At the entrance to the Waking Sands, you find not a guardsman but a singing Lalafell by the name of Tataru, who informs you that the Antecedent awaits within. Let the door guard know when you are ready to be shown through.
  • You meet with Minfilia, the leader of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, who expresses her belief that your power─the Echo─is the key to solving the primal problem facing Eorzea. At the end of a lengthy exposition, she implores you to lend your strength to the Scions' cause, and entrusts you with the order's password: “wild rose.”


Accepting the Quest

Momodi: So you want to know more, then, do you? Well, ain't that a surprise... I swear, if I painted “CERTAIN DEATH” on one door and “LIMITLESS WEALTH” on another, nine out of ten adventurers would go through the first, and the other bloke wouldn't be able to choose, on account of bein' Ul'dahn. Anyway, don't say I didn't warn you. 
Momodi: First of all, if you're wonderin' whether you can trust these “Scions of the Seventh Dawn,” you can. They're good people who've made it their mission to solve some of Eorzea's most pressin' problems. 'Course, that ain't no small task, and so they're always lookin' for dependable individuals to join 'em─individuals like you, [First name]. 
Momodi: Now, I've been given leave to tell you where to find the Scions, but you must promise to keep this information to yourself. As you can probably imagine, it's somethin' Eorzea's enemies would very much like to know. 
Momodi: The Scions are headquartered in Vesper Bay, out in western Thanalan. The place you're lookin' for is called the Wakin' Sands. Give your name to whoever's at the entrance, and you'll be let in. 
Momodi: You're a woman/man in demand, [First name], and the days ahead promise to be busy, but I hope you won't forget about them as helped make you into the adventurer you are. Drop in and tell 'em how you're farin' from time to time, you hear? Right, well, I've said my piece. Off you go. 

Speaking to Tataru (Cutscene)

Tataru (singing): Deep in the desert of my heart
A lonely flower blooms... 
Tataru (singing): Yearning for the heavens above
To quench my thirst for you. 
Tataru (singing): Trololololo~lololo~ 
Tataru: Uwaaah! 
Tataru: <cough> 
Tataru: I would thank you not to sneak up on me like that! 
Tataru: Now, please be advised that this is private property. Unless you have pertinent business here, I must ask you to─ 
Tataru: Here at the behest of Yda and Papalymo!? 
Tataru: My sincerest apologies! May I please have your name? 
Tataru: [First name] [Last name]...[First name] [Last name]... Ah, here you are. 
Tataru: Ahem! I bid you welcome to the Waking Sands, headquarters of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn! 
Tataru: My name is Tataru, and I look forward to assisting you during your time with us. 
Tataru: The Antecedent is within the solar. I shall let her know to expect you. 

Speaking to the Scion of the Seventh Dawn

Scion of the Seventh Dawn: I take it you are [First name] [Last name]. Tataru sent word that you had arrived.
Scion of the Seventh Dawn: Lady Minfilia has eagerly awaited your coming. This way, if you please.

Speaking to Minfilia (Cutscene)

???: So you are the adventurer of whom I've heard so much.
Minfilia: Well met, friend. My name is Minfilia, and I lead the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.
Minfilia: I have awaited your coming.
Minfilia: Please, be at ease. You are among friends here.
Minfilia: No doubt you're ripe to burst with questions, but have patience─all will be revealed in time.
Minfilia: First, let me begin by telling you who we are and what we do.
Minfilia: We are the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, an order that transcends political boundaries. Our single objective is the preservation of the future of Eorzea.
Minfilia: Among our gravest concerns are the godlike beings known as the primals.
Minfilia: Their existence is a bane upon Eorzea─nay, the world at large, and we have striven to find a lasting solution to the threat they pose.
Minfilia: Our order is home to a number of individuals who, like you, possess a rare and special talent.
Minfilia: This talent takes various forms, but one holds particular interest for us.
Minfilia: Tell me, have you ever experienced a sudden, inexplicable loss of consciousness?
Minfilia: Have you ever had the sensation of being pulled away from reality? Felt as though you were hovering in space, a mind without a body?
Minfilia: All these things are the manifestations of your talent. Yours is the power to transcend the boundaries of the soul─a power known as the Echo.
Minfilia: The Echo allows you to pass through the walls of a man's soul, and hear the resonations of his past.
Minfilia: You will be there in his memories, and see things as he saw them. You may even interact with that which you see, though you cannot change the outcome of events.
Minfilia: For another blessing, the Echo will enable you to know a man's mind even if you cannot comprehend his words.
Minfilia: In short, the Echo is a truly extraordinary power. And this power is strong within you.
Minfilia: It is only a shame that we cannot use it whensoever we choose.
Minfilia: That's right. I too possess the Echo.
Minfilia: With that established, let us return to the subject of the primals.
Minfilia: So long as they exist, the realm cannot take so much as a single step towards true peace.
Minfilia: Measures must be taken─measures which transcend boundaries, be they of faction, race, language, or creed. And to do so, the Scions require the aid of those with our talent.
Minfilia: Make no mistake─the Echo will be instrumental in dealing with the primal threat. Without it, we cannot hope to save the realm.
Minfilia: I know not what it is you desire for yourself, nor what it was that first brought you to Eorzea.
Minfilia: But I firmly believe that the power we possess was given to us for a purpose.
Minfilia: Why else would the gods entrust man with a gift so extraordinary, if not to have him use it?
Minfilia: And so I implore you: lend us your power.
Minfilia: Naturally, your aid will not go unrewarded. We are fortunate to have a number of influential allies, and at a word from me, they will gladly afford you certain privileges that might otherwise be denied you.
Minfilia: The right to employ retainers, for example. Are you familiar with them? They are individuals who may be relied upon to manage your assets and belongings on your behalf.
Tataru: The papers you requested, my lady.
Minfilia: Thank you, Tataru.
Tataru: The pleasure is mine, my lady!
Minfilia: By way of a welcoming gift, I have taken the liberty of adding your name to the retainers' registry. As of now, you are entitled to employ the services of a retainer.
Minfilia: You will need to consult a retainer vocate regarding the particulars of this arrangement, but believe me when I say that retainers will prove invaluable to you in your adventuring endeavors.
Minfilia:Let this gesture serve as evidence of our commitment to do all in our power to facilitate your personal objectives.
Minfilia: In return, we ask that you aid us to the fullest extent of your talents.
Minfilia: A mutually beneficial relationship, I am sure you will agree, and one which serves the greater good besides.
Minfilia: Well, that was a veritable lecture, was it not? Forgive me, but it is important that all concerned are aware of what is expected of them. Now you know our purpose, and what we can offer you, I invite you to consider joining us. When you have come to a decision, you may tell me without fear of censure.
Minfilia: In good faith, I shall entrust you with our order's password, which our members use to reach one another when afield.
Minfilia: It is “wild rose.” Pray keep it safe.

NPC Dialogue after the voiced cutscene

Yda: This place is called the Waking Sands, and it's our headquarters.
Yda: It used to be somewhere else, you know, but then a bunch of things happened, and we ended up here instead!
Papalymo: While there are others who possess the Echo, none are near as strong as you with the power. Hence our extremely high expectations of you!
Urianger: Seven waning moons see seven suns rise,
Divine order roils, fallen corpses writhe.
Urianger: Thus the Divine Chronicles seek to warn us once more. The meaning of these words now shines clear: they evoke the dire circumstance of this imperiled age. 
Urianger: The realm doth shudder and twist, and the dawn lieth cowering 'neath the stifling blanket of night. And we abide. We await the coming of the unborn era's seed─the Light which shall pierce the glowering Darkness.
Thancred: Summoning a primal is no small feat. It requires a tremendous concentration of aether, which is why the beast tribes go to such lengths to obtain crystals.
Thancred: Once they manifest in physical form, their unquenchable thirst for aether only grows stronger. They would drink the land dry with nary a thought to the consequences.
Thancred: Considering their fearsome strength, it could be well within their ability to do so. It is for this reason we must do our utmost to oppose them.
Y'shtola: Our organization, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, was formed through the union of two separate entities. The first was comprised of Sharlayan natives such as myself, and was called the Circle of Knowing.
Y'shtola: The second, made up of individuals that share your rare gift, was known as the Path of the Twelve.
Y'shtola: The terrible events that ushered in the Seventh Umbral Era taught us that only together may we stand against the evil that seeks to consume us.

NPC Dialogue in the Waking Sands Breakroom/Storage Room

A'aba Tia: The Antecedent made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Said that if I joined, I'd  get to fight against the primals and the imperials both to my heart's content.
A'aba Tia: Aye, I know I could get the same by enlistin' in one of 'em Grand Companies. But I've never been partial to salutin', if ye know what I mean. 
Aulie: That receptionist is something else. Did you perchance notice how small she's written the names in her roll? I couldn't make out a single one, no matter how hard I tried!
Aulie: ...Sorry, just trying to make idle conversation. This whole affair has me all worked up. I thought for sure that it was some sort of scam─that they were rounding up hapless adventurers for some nefarious ends.
Aulie: But now that I've seen the facilities for myself, I must confess it looks legitimate...
Arenvald: I had a dream unlike any other. I was myself, but then I became something...more. When I spoke of it to others, they directed me here. Did you have one too?

Sub-Dialogue in the Waking Sands

(X:5.9, Y:6.1)

A dark-skinned Hyuran man standing with hands on hips, looking around, wearing a blue sword and a blue rimmed shield: You need not fear. This location is secure.