What Little Gods Are Made Of

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What Little Gods Are Made Of

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Quest giver
Serpent Lieutenant
East Shroud (X:21.9, Y:25.7)
Quest line
Seventh Astral Era Main Scenario Quests
Experience 2,340
Gil 658
Previous quest
Main Scenario QuestLevin an Impression
Next quest
Main Scenario QuestGuardian of Eorzea

Main Scenario Progress: 194 / 853 (22.7%)


A Realm Reborn Progress: 194 / 241 (80.5%)


The serpent lieutenant is ready to send you on your way.

— In-game description



  • After listening to your report, Minfilia alludes to some news of her own. Before divulging anything more, however, the Antecedent suggests you first listen to Urianger's latest discovery concerning the nature of the Ascians' immortality. Could it be that the scholar has stumbled upon a means to bring about the permanent destruction of the Paragons?


Accepting the Quest

Serpent Lieutenant: The Elder Seedseer will wish to hear of your experiences firsthand.
Serpent Lieutenant: Pray return to Gridania and make directly for the Lotus Stand─the conjurer at Nophica's Altar will be expecting you. Fare you well, [Forename]/ [Twin Adders rank] [Surname].

Speaking with Kan-E-Senna at the Lotus Stand

Silent Conjurer: Welcome back, honored Scion. We who knew of your mission have been most anxious to see you return. The Elder Seedseer awaits you within.
<Proceed to the Lotus Stand?>

Optional Dialogue

Yda: You should have seen Maxio when we got back to Little Solace. Grateful is an understatement! I thought he was going to shake Papalymo's hand off!
Papalymo: Ah, the hero of the hour! Let us not keep the Elder Seedseer waiting.
Thancred: I fancy my presence was more help than hindrance during our troubles with Leviathan, but this time around... Well, even I have my off days!
Y'shtola: 'Twould seem that Yda's appraisal of the situation held some merit after all. Mayhap I should not be so swift to discount her intuition...

Main Dialogue (Cutscene)

Kan-E-Senna: You are returned to us, dear friend, and none the worse for bearing the heavy burden which I did press upon you. Most glad am I of this. 
Kan-E-Senna: I am informed that your efforts to negotiate a peace with Lord Ramuh ended in conflict. Pray tell me, what befell? 
Kan-E-Senna: Ramuh made trial of you? 
Kan-E-Senna: I fear there is truth to his claim. It is the darkness within us that attracts the Darkness without. 
Kan-E-Senna: It cannot be denied that misfortune follows man. For evidence, one need only look to the conflict brewing in Carteneau, or to the rising flood of refugees. 
Kan-E-Senna: Our shared struggle against the Empire should have served to seal our union, yet the ties which bind the Alliance strain under the weight of gross self-interest. 
Kan-E-Senna: As the scars of the Calamity begin to fade, so too does our sense of common purpose. 
Kan-E-Senna: Yet now is scarce the time to forget our shared responsibility. If this new-sprung realm is to survive beyond its infancy, it must needs be nurtured by all. 
Kan-E-Senna: Eorzea must be as one. Yet I fear that dream is still far off. 
Kan-E-Senna: On behalf of the people of Gridania, and the elementals both, I thank you for all that you and your fellow Scions have done. 
Kan-E-Senna: Full oft have I been compelled to look to you for aid of late...and offered all too little in return. As leader of this nation, I shall endeavor to prove a more worthy ally to your cause henceforth.


Kan-E-Senna: Lord Ramuh has departed, yet the keening of this ill wind grows no less insistent... 
Kan-E-Senna: Voices of the forest─pray speak and I shall listen. What unseen evil begets this unease in my heart? 

Speaking with Papalymo at Nophica's Alter

Papalymo: Thus ends another daunting mission, eh, Forename?
Papalymo: I'd hoped Lord Ramuh could be persuaded with words alone, but nonetheless, I can only admire the adroitness with which you responded to the primal's sudden challenge.
Papalymo: And it seems that Urianger, too, was pleased with the outcome. What say you, [Forename]? Shall we gather back at the Rising Stones and ponder the lessons of the day?
Papalymo: I am sure that Minfilia will be eager to hear more of your adventures. Let us return to the Rising Stones and put our thoughts in order.

Speaking with Minfilia at the Rising Stones

Minfilia: Welcome back, [Forename]! Word of your momentous encounter with Lord Ramuh precedes you!
Minfilia: I would fain share news of mine own, but Urianger's discoveries must take precedence.
Minfilia: Upon witnessing your defeat of the Lord of Levin, our learned companion was struck with a profound insight regarding the nature of the Ascians' immortality. Let us assemble and discuss his observations together.

Post turn-in cutscene

Minfilia: If everyone is ready, let us begin. 
Minfilia: Urianger, the floor is yours. 
Urianger: As all here assembled now know, in its final hours as our order's headquarters, the Waking Sands did play host to a most unexpected visitor. I speak of the Ascian clad in white, Elidibus. 
Urianger: Unwelcome though his presence was, his words that day did serve to confirm a truth long suspected: that the Ascians are eternal beings, to whom physical destruction is as a temporary inconvenience. 
Minfilia: In the intervening time, Urianger and I have striven to discover a means by which the Ascians might more permanently be slain. 
Urianger: And 'tis my belief that we have found the thread that will allow us to unravel the twisted skein of their existence. 
Urianger: In the moments prior to Leviathan's most recent manifestation, the Sahagin elder who summoned him was observed to undergo some manner of ascension. 
Urianger: The aetheric readings taken by Y'shtola at the time of this transfiguration have proven most enlightening. 
Y'shtola: The disruption to the flow of aether was sudden and dramatic. So tangible was the agitation, I scarce had need of my goggles. 
Urianger: The significance of Y'shtola's readings might better be understood in the context of mine own, taken at the instant of the Lord of Levin's demise. Unlike the primal, the Sahagin was not subject to aetheric dissipation. 
Minfilia: Before discussing our new discoveries, it may benefit us all to recall what we know of aetheric behavior. 
Minfilia: Let us begin at what some might call the end. When we who dwell in the material realm die, our spirits dissolve into the flow of aether, and are returned to the aetherial realm. 
Minfilia: In turn, the restless energy which suffuses that plane streams back into our world, giving rise to new life. 
Urianger: 'Tis as the heavens did decree─the way of all mortal souls. 
Urianger: 'Twixt this world and the next do the aetherial currents swirl, bearing the very essence of life. Thus doth the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth continue unabated. 
Minfilia: Primals behave somewhat differently. In order to manifest and then maintain a physical presence in this realm, they must consume vast quantities of aether, most often in the form of crystals. Though they may seem to live, their flesh is but aether given shape. 
Minfilia: Thus, a defeated primal leaves behind no broken corpse─rather, the essence of its form seeps back into the land whence it came, and the energy of its shattered spirit is called back to the aetherial realm. 
Urianger: And there it waiteth till next the prayers of the faithful do draw it forth from the sea of aether to take their offering of crystals and make for itself a new body... 
Minfilia: Which brings us on to the third group. These so-called “immortals.” They exist in a manner all their own. 
Y'shtola: Quite. Even as the Sahagin elder fell to the Admiral's musket shot, I witnessed the release of an aetherial cloud which immediately took possession of a nearby minion. 
Urianger: A soul that dissipateth not upon the death of the flesh... 
Thancred: The secret of life everlasting. And in the claws of a Sahagin, no less. But I wonder: what would happen to one of these obstinate spirits should there be no suitable host for it to claim? 
Minfilia: If mortal death entails a return to the aetherial realm, it seems doubtful that the soul of an immortal would venture there. 
Urianger: Nay, it merely withdraweth a distance. Unto the shore of the aetherial sea, perchance, but no further. 
Minfilia: Yes, it exists in neither this realm nor the next, abiding instead in the space that lies between them. 
Minfilia: The Ascians took control of Thancred by means of a Crystal of Darkness─an artifact which, if our theories are correct, serves as a gateway to the place I have just described. 
Thancred: I was hoping people had forgotten about that... 
Minfilia: I am sorry, my friend. 
Urianger: For a mercy, the weary road of our research hath brought us unto an answer. 
Y'shtola: The Sahagin ascended to an immortal state, but he did not possess a Crystal of Darkness through which to flee this realm. Thus was he consumed by Leviathan. 
Y'shtola: If we could entrap the spirits of defeated Ascians in like manner, and thereby deny them resurrection... 
Urianger: Therein lieth the path to victory. Thou art most perceptive, my lady. 
Urianger: Only when we have trapped the bodiless soul within an aetherial prison can we hope to defeat its unnatural constancy. Thus, might even an eternal Paragon be consigned to oblivion. 
Minfilia: These feats are, of course, far easier said than done. At present, we lack a viable means to entrap and extinguish an Ascian soul. 
Minfilia: Yet I believe it to be possible. The pieces of the puzzle lie before us─we have but to put them together. 
Urianger: I will depart at once to convene with the sages of Sharlayan. Together shall we divine the steps by which our goals may be achieved.
Minfilia: I have the utmost faith in you, Archon. 
Urianger: Beg pardon, Antecedent, but I would raise one final matter... Even now, a Sharlayan survey party seeketh to ascertain the fate of the Students of Baldesion. 
Urianger: Their findings shall soon be known to us. Though you harbor feelings of dread, I bid you surrender not to sorrow, but abide instead in hopeful prayer. 
Minfilia: I shall, Archon. Thank you. 


Igeyorhm: The Lord of Levin is returned to the aether, as was Leviathan before him.
Nabriales: Ramuh's acquiescence was most...intriguing.
Emmerololth: Inferno, vortex, crag, whorl, and levin. All have now been humbled by the Bringer of Light.
Altima: The limitless potential of man... Hydaelyn's servant grows mightier by the day.
Elidibus: Yet she/he prospers at great cost to her mistress...whose strength is all too finite. Seven times have the masses survived the Rejoining, but their souls are grown weak and wan...
Elidibus: Yet even as it enervates, the Ardor empowers our master. All that remains is to nurture the strength of the gifted─to forge the final key.
???:...And that is the task to which we bend our every effort.
Lahabrea: Divine seeds were ever wont to quicken in Eorzea's fertile soil. We need only lead men to the field, and by their eager hands shall a new deity arise.
Lahabrea: That which was shattered shall be made anew...and the one true god shall come again.