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The following is a list of quests classified as Bard Quests from Final Fantasy XIV.

Quests

A Song Of Bards And Bowmen

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresThe One That Got Away
Sylph-management
UnlocksThe Archer's Anthem
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 14820
Start NPCLuciane
End NPCJehantel
Patch2.0

Journal

  • Guildmaster Luciane wishes to speak to you about learning new skills.
  • Luciane informs you that the legendary archer-turned-bard, Jehantel the Godsbow, has recently returned to the Twelveswood. Aspiring to transcendent mastery of the bow, several members of the Gods' Quiver have presented themselves as pupils to the legend. Alas, all have returned disappointed, as Jehantel offers only to teach poetry and verse. If you would learn from the man nonetheless, make your way west of Quarrymill in the South Shroud, where he is said to have made his camp.
  • Having exchanged pleasantries with Jehantel, you astonish the kindly old bard by taking him up on his offer to teach you poetry and verse. He excitedly instructs you to present yourself to a moogle named Pukno Poki, who can often be found in an area situated east of Quarrymill.
  • Speaking with Pukno Poki, the moogle prevails upon you to recover a stolen charm that was meant for Jehantel. The thief was last seen fleeing to the east of Quarrymill towards Takers' Rot.
  • You have succeeded in reclaiming the stolen charm. Return it to Pukno Poki, who is likely in the last place you saw him, to the south of Takers' Rot.
  • You show the charm to Pukno Poki. Impressed by your resourcefulness, the moogle requests that you deliver the strangely shaped crystal to Jehantel in his camp to the west of Quarrymill.
  • You deliver both Pukno Poki's message and the charm to Jehantel. The legendary archer explains to you that the item you recovered is known as the Soul of the Bard. Jehantel bids you embrace your new calling, and become a bard who exceeds even Pukno Poki's wildest expectations. ※The next bard quest will be available from Jehantel upon reaching level 35.

Objectives

  • Speak with Jehantel to the west of Quarrymill.
  • Speak with Pukno Poki.
  • Search for the charm.
  • Show the charm to Pukno Poki.
  • Deliver Pukno Poki's charm to Jehantel.

The Archer's Anthem

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresA Song Of Bards And Bowmen
UnlocksBard's-eye View
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 18040
Start NPCJehantel
End NPCJehantel
Patch2.0

Journal

  • Jehantel wishes to teach you how to learn a new song.
  • You have learned from Jehantel a method for acquiring a new melody. Travel to Raincatcher Gully in eastern La Noscea, and wait at the specified destination. Defeat the spirits that appear to release them from their suffering.
  • You have defeated the spirits and, in so doing, sensed something of their undying regret. Return to the South Shroud and report to Jehantel at his camp west of Quarrymill.
  • After reporting your success to Jehantel, the bard appears satisfied with the changes the defeat of the spirits has wrought in your soul. Return to your training and perfect your performance of the new melody you have earned. ※The next bard quest will be available from Jehantel upon reaching level 40.

Objectives

  • Defeat the spirits of Raincatcher Gully.
  • Report to Jehantel at his camp west of Quarrymill.

Bard's-eye View

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresThe Archer's Anthem
UnlocksDoing It The Bard Way
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 22540
Start NPCJehantel
End NPCJehantel
Patch2.0

Journal

  • Jehantel would help you to learn yet another melody of the bard.
  • You have learned from Jehantel a method for acquiring a new melody. Travel to Wellwick Wood in eastern Thanalan, and wait at the specified destination. Slay the aldgoats that appear and liberate them from their grief.
  • You have slain the aldgoats and felt the echoes of their sadness resonate within your soul. Return to the South Shroud and report to Jehantel at his camp west of Quarrymill.
  • You have reported your success to Jehantel. The bard approves of your new understanding of anguish, and declares you almost ready to hear the Ballad of the Vainglorious Fool. First, however, you must train your body to match the ever-growing resilience of your heart. ※The next bard quest will be available from Jehantel upon reaching level 45.

Objectives

  • Defeat the aldgoats of Wellwick Wood.
  • Report to Jehantel at his camp west of Quarrymill.

Doing It The Bard Way

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresBard's-eye View
UnlocksPieces Of The Past
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 12420
Start NPCJehantel
End NPCJehantel
Patch2.0

Journal

  • Jehantel assents to sing for you the Ballad of the Vainglorious Fool.
  • After singing the ballad for you, Jehantel asks that you travel to the Gelmorra Ruins in the North Shroud. Once there, you are to lay a bouquet of Nymeia lilies at the resting place of the fallen.
  • You have laid the flowers at the resting place as instructed by Jehantel. Return to the South Shroud and speak with the bard at his camp west of Quarrymill.
  • You have returned to Jehantel at his camp. You learn from the tormented bard that the vainglorious fool of the ballad is none other than himself. With the deaths of his companions weighing heavily on his soul, Jehantel could never again summon the will to bend back his bow. He also regrets exposing you to danger, but nevertheless has a further request to make of you. Speak with the bard once more when you have steeled your resolve.

Objectives

  • Lay the bouquet of Nymeia lilies at the resting place of the fallen at the Gelmorra Ruins.
  • Speak with Jehantel at his camp west of Quarrymill.

Pieces Of The Past

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresDoing It The Bard Way
UnlocksRequiem For The Fallen
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 12420
Start NPCJehantel
End NPCJehantel
Patch2.0

Journal

  • Jehantel has a request for you.
  • The bard known as the Godsbow has bid you gather the four parts of the choral attire. Search the sacks at Halfstone in western La Noscea, Urth's Gift in the South Shroud, Raubahn's Push in northern Thanalan, and the Goldleaf Dais in the East Shroud.
  • You have gathered the four parts of the choral attire. Return to Jehantel's camp west of Quarrymill in the South Shroud.
  • You have returned to Jehantel bearing the garments he once surrendered to fate. Now fully convinced of your destiny to don the choral attire, it appears that the bard has come to a decision. He asks for time to make certain preparations, and sends you away to focus on your training ※The next bard quest will be available from Jehantel upon reaching level 50.

Objectives

  • Find choral attire at Halfstone.
  • Find choral attire at Urth's Gift.
  • Find choral attire at Raubahn's Push.
  • Find choral attire at the Goldleaf Dais.
  • Return to Jehantel at his camp west of Quarrymill.

Requiem For The Fallen

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresPieces Of The Past
UnlocksA Relic Reborn (Artemis Bow)
On The Road Again
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 47200
Start NPCJehantel
End NPCJehantel
Patch2.0

Journal

  • Jehantel wishes to bestow upon you the final garment of the choral attire.
  • Jehantel has asked of you one final request. You are to meet him at the site of his regiment's demise to the west of the Observatorium in the Coerthas central highlands. Once you arrive, lay a bouquet of Nymeia lilies at the specified location.
  • You have honored the fallen with a bouquet of lilies. Speak with Jehantel and learn how the old bard fares.
  • Faced with the prospect of losing another dear companion, Jehantel finds himself once more able to draw back his bow. And after long years of regret and crushing guilt, the bard is finally able to sing a requiem for his fallen comrades. Thanks to your inspiring presence, Jehantel has decided to lend what aid he may to the Gods' Quiver, and live fully the years that remain to him. ※The next bard quest will be available from Jehantel once you have met the following requirements: ※ You must have registered a product key for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward to your service account. ※ You must have completed the main scenario quest “Before the Dawn.”

Objectives

  • Lay the bouquet of Nymeia lilies at the specified location in the Coerthas central highlands.
  • Speak with Jehantel.

A Relic Reborn (Artemis Bow)

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresThe Weaponsmith Of Legend
Requiem For The Fallen
Start NPCGerolt
End NPCGerolt
Patch2.0

Journal

  • Gerolt has the air of a man defeated.
  • Gerolt has reluctantly agreed to lend his expertise to the restoration of a legendary arm of yore. For the first step, the weaponsmith bids you venture within Natalan in the Coerthas central highlands to retrieve the lost Artemis Bow. Search for a vessel in which the valuable relic might be kept.
  • You have obtained the timeworn Artemis Bow. Make your way back to Hyrstmill and present the relic to Gerolt.
  • According to Gerolt, the restoration process involves merging the old with the new─that is, embedding the original relic in a new host weapon. To this end, you must bring him a longarm's composite bow melded with two grade three heavens' eye materia.
  • You have delivered the materia-enhanced longarm's composite bow to Gerolt. The weaponsmith next directs you to go to the Weeping Saint in the Coerthas central highlands, and obtain alumina salts from the dhorme chimera. ※The dhorme chimera can be confronted via the Duty Finder upon examining the quest destination. ※This objective must be completed as a bard.
  • You have painstakingly obtained the pinch of alumina salts. Make your way back to Hyrstmill and deliver it to Gerolt.
  • Using the alumina salts you brought him, Gerolt adds the finishing touches to your relic weapon. Even as he declares his work over, however, the man believes that there is still something incomplete about it. In order to shed light upon the mystery, Gerolt suggests that you seek out literature surrounding the hero associated with the relic. Perhaps the trader Rowena back at Revenant's Toll will be able to assist you in this endeavor.
  • You have consulted Rowena, who agrees to procure the literature you seek... for a price. For your part of the deal, you must obtain for her an Amdapor glyph. Make your way through Amdapor Keep in the South Shroud, and procure this artifact. ※Amdapor Keep can be accessed via the Duty Finder. ※This objective must be completed as a bard.
  • You have successfully obtained an Amdapor glyph. Make your way back to Revenant's Toll and deliver it to Rowena.
  • You give the Amdapor glyph to Rowena, who upholds her promise and furnishes you a copy of Bow of the Gods. You now possess literature on the hero who once wielded the relic weapon. Gerolt the weaponsmith will be keen to peruse it.
  • After a cursory examination of the text, Gerolt declares that he will require some time to make sense of its contents. In the meantime, you are to familiarize yourself with the restored weapon in its current state. Arm yourself with the unfinished Artemis Bow, make your way to Natalan in the Coerthas central highlands, and there slay eight Natalan boldwings, eight Natalan fogcallers, and eight Natalan windtalons.
  • You have defeated the specified Ixal. Return to Hyrstmill and report your success to Gerolt.
  • Upon your return, Gerolt deduces that you must face mightier adversaries if you are to experience a revelation pertaining to your relic. To this end, he bids you challenge the hydra within Halatali, the abandoned training grounds situated in eastern Thanalan. Armed with the unfinished Artemis Bow, enter Halatali and defeat the hydra. ※The hydra can be confronted via the Duty Finder upon examining the quest destination.
  • You have overcome the hydra. Take word of your accomplishment back to Gerolt at Hyrstmill.
  • Combining information gleaned from the text with your firsthand experience, Gerolt has ascertained what must be done next. Hand over the unfinished Artemis Bow to the weaponsmith.
  • Gerolt declares that but one step remains in the restoration. In order to create the raging fire that he needs, the weaponsmith bids you fetch him a white-hot ember, a howling gale, and a chunk of hyperfused ore. The first of these can be obtained by defeating Ifrit within the Bowl of Embers (Hard). ※The Bowl of Embers (Hard) can be accessed via the Duty Finder. ※This objective must be completed as a bard.
  • You have extinguished the Lord of the Inferno and obtained a white-hot ember. Next, take on Garuda in the Howling Eye (Hard) and defeat her to obtain a howling gale. ※The Howling Eye (Hard) can be accessed via the Duty Finder. ※This objective must be completed as a bard.
  • You have silenced the Lady of the Vortex and obtained a howling gale. Next, take on Titan in the Navel (Hard) and defeat him to obtain a chunk of hyperfused ore. ※The Navel (Hard) can be accessed via the Duty Finder. ※This objective must be completed as a bard.
  • You have buried the Lord of Crags and obtained a chunk of hyperfused ore. Deliver it along with the white-hot ember and the howling gale to Gerolt.
  • You have delivered the three items Gerolt requires to create a raging fire. Now he only wants for a bottle of Radz-at-Han quenching oil to complete the restoration of your relic. Obtain this item and deliver it to the weaponsmith.
  • You have delivered the bottle of Radz-at-Han quenching oil to Gerolt, who promptly sees to the final stage of the restoration process. After no small amount of effort and perseverance, you are now the proud owner of the Artemis Bow. May it serve you well in your adventures to come!

Objectives

  • Obtain the timeworn Artemis Bow from a treasure coffer in Natalan.
  • Deliver the timeworn Artemis Bow to Gerolt.
  • Deliver a materia-enhanced longarm's composite bow to Gerolt.
  • Examine the destination at the Weeping Saint and, as a bard, use the Duty Finder to complete the trial “A Relic Reborn: The Chimera.”
  • Deliver the alumina salts to Gerolt.
  • Speak with Rowena at Revenant's Toll.
  • Obtain an Amdapor glyph by completing Amdapor Keep as a bard.
  • Deliver the Amdapor glyph to Rowena.
  • Deliver the copy of Bow of the Gods to Gerolt.
  • Slay Natalan boldwings while equipped with the unfinished Artemis Bow.
  • Slay Natalan fogcallers while equipped with the unfinished Artemis Bow.
  • Slay Natalan windtalons while equipped with the unfinished Artemis Bow.
  • Speak with Gerolt.
  • Examine the destination outside Halatali and, with the unfinished Artemis Bow equipped, use the Duty Finder to complete the trial “A Relic Reborn: The Hydra.”
  • Speak with Gerolt.
  • Give the unfinished Artemis Bow to Gerolt.
  • Obtain a white-hot ember in the Bowl of Embers (Hard) as a bard.
  • Obtain a howling gale in the Howling Eye (Hard) as a bard.
  • Obtain a chunk of hyperfused ore in the Navel (Hard) as a bard.
  • Deliver the requested items to Gerolt.
  • Deliver a bottle of Radz-at-Han quenching oil to Gerolt.

On The Road Again

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresBefore The Dawn
Requiem For The Fallen
UnlocksThe Stiff And The Spent
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 47200
FFXIV Gil Icon 714
Start NPCJehantel
End NPCSanson
Patch3.0

Journal

  • Jehantel would help you rise to greater heights in your art.
  • Jehantel tells you of his recent endeavors, namely training the members of the Gods' Quiver. By taking an interest in the development of the younger generation, he feels that his songs have gained in power, and believes that yours could, too. If you have a mind to rise to new heights as a bard, accept Jehantel's invitation and go to Quiver's Hold, where you will be introduced to his acquaintance.
  • Arriving at Quiver's Hold, you are introduced to a man named Sanson, a captain of the Order of the Twin Adder. Though he is a lancer by training, Sanson believes in the power of song, and is seeking to establish a new unit which incorporates bards. To his frustration, however, thus far the leaders of the Gods' Quiver have not been amenable to his requests for cooperation. Presently, he will meet with them again, and hopes to sway them with the existence of a legendary song said to hold the power to bring battles to a decisive end: the Ballad of Oblivion. Make your way to the Seat of the First Bow and be present for the meeting.
  • The meeting does not proceed as well as Sanson had hoped. The Gods' Quiver are still unwilling to lend their cooperation, though Lewin allows that he is intrigued by the Ballad of Oblivion. Sanson declares his intent to go on a journey to find this song, but even this endeavor is met with opposition. The leader of the Gold Bull unit─a man who does not think highly of bards─assigns Sanson a trial to test his fitness to embark on his proposed expedition: culling enraged treants in the East Shroud. In this manner, the meeting comes to an end. Speak with Jehantel to hear his thoughts on the trial.
  • Dubious as to whether the Gods' Quiver actually mean to dispatch a bard, Jehantel bids you aid Sanson in the trial. Make your way to the East Shroud and join the serpent captain at Amarissaix's Spire.
  • You arrive to find Sanson on his knees and surrounded by enraged treants. Vanquish the creatures and assist your companion.
  • You defeat the treants and help Sanson to his feet. At that moment, you are almost taken unaware by yet another creature, but before it can do you harm, a mysterious archer appears and puts it down with a barrage of arrows. Introducing himself as Guydelot, the cocksure fellow is revealed to be the bard assigned to your expedition and one of Jehantel's students. Yet in spite of Guydelot's ability, Sanson is unconvinced of his suitability, and makes his displeasure towards the man abundantly clear. Speak with Jehantel to learn what he thinks of this rocky introduction.
  • Jehantel does not mince words: watching over the conflict between Sanson and Guydelot will be a burden upon you. By the same token, however, he believes that the experience will help you to grow as a bard. Make your way back to Quiver's Hold and join Sanson as he reports the success of his trial.
  • With the trial's success, Sanson receives official permission to proceed with the expedition. So it is that your journey to find the Ballad of Oblivion begins. For the first leg, make your way to Ishgard, and rejoin your companions at the aetheryte plaza.
  • Upon arriving in Ishgard, Sanson declares that he will begin by making inquiries. He bids you rest and recover your strength, for it will most certainly be called upon as the journey unfolds. ※The next bard quest will be available from Sanson upon reaching level 52.

Objectives

  • Speak with Jehantel at Quiver's Hold.
  • Speak with Jehantel at the Seat of the First Bow.
  • Speak with Jehantel.
  • Speak with Sanson at Amarissaix's Spire.
  • Assist Sanson.
  • Speak with Jehantel at Amarissaix's Spire.
  • Speak with Sanson at Quiver's Hold.
  • Speak with Sanson in Ishgard.

The Stiff And The Spent

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresOn The Road Again
UnlocksRequiem On Ice
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 48800
FFXIV Gil Icon 676
Start NPCSanson
End NPCSanson
Patch3.0

Journal

  • Irritation is writ plain on Sanson's face.
  • In annoyed tones, Sanson informs you that Guydelot is about to bring scandal upon your fellowship. Apparently, a local maiden ruffled his bard's pride when she told him that her sweetheart is fairer of voice than he is, and he has impulsively left the city in order to settle matters with the man─a knight of Ishgard. Sanson bids you come with him to Falcon's Nest, that you might stop Guydelot from doing something regrettable.
  • The knight in question is currently on patrol. Upon learning this, Guydelot struck out into the wilderness of the western highlands in order to find him. Sanson suggests that the two of you split up and track down the unpredictable bard. Focus your search on the area of Twinpools.
  • Contrary to expectation, you find Guydelot not confronting the knight, but helping him and his fellows fend off ferocious fiends. Assuring you that the situation is under control, he bids you tend to another horde of fiends beyond the rocky outcropping to the north.
  • You have defeated the fiends. Make your way back to Guydelot's location.
  • It is revealed that Guydelot's purpose in seeking the knight was not to challenge him, but rather, to deliver a nameday present and message from his sweetheart. Deeply grateful, the knight, Ser Alamenain, offers to assist in your search for the Ballad of Oblivion. He tells you of a woman who is said to send souls unto the heavens with a song, and believes that this song may be what you seek. With matters now settled after a fashion, make your way back to Falcon's Nest and rejoin Sanson.
  • Sanson takes Guydelot to task for his willful ways, but the bard does not seem especially repentant. While your two traveling companions continue inquiring after the Ballad of Oblivion, you must maintain your strength for the journey to come. ※The next bard quest will be available from Sanson upon reaching level 54.

Objectives

  • Speak with Sanson at Falcon's Nest.
  • Search for Guydelot.
  • Lie in wait at the specified location and defeat any enemies that appear.
  • Speak with Guydelot.
  • Speak with Sanson at Falcon's Nest.

Requiem On Ice

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresThe Stiff And The Spent
UnlocksWhen Gnaths Cry
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 50400
FFXIV Gil Icon 695
Start NPCSanson
End NPCSanson
Patch3.0

Journal

  • Sanson has acquired information on the Ballad of Oblivion.
  • Sanson informs you that he has received information from Ser Alamenain on the Ballad of Oblivion. Specifically, the woman who is said to sing the song is a soldier stationed at the Convictory. Sanson declares that the three of you will go there to seek her out. Make your way to the Ishgardian encampment and join your companions.
  • You have tracked down the soldier, Celaine. However, though she admits to singing the song, she stubbornly refuses to teach it to you. Presently, Guydelot is attempting to coax it out of her; ask him how his efforts fare.
  • No amount of words will sway Celaine to teach you the song, and Guydelot is loath to press her further. But Sanson, determined to accomplish his duty, proposes a deal: the three of you will assist the Ishgardians in a dragon-culling operation in exchange for being near in case Celaine employs the song in battle. Make your way to Twinpools and present yourself to the Convictor knight to receive instructions.
  • The Convictor knight bids you help by thinning out the dragons. Lie in wait at the location he has marked on your map, and defeat the creatures that appear.
  • You have dispatched a sufficient number of dragons. Rejoin Sanson and the others.
  • Though the culling operation is a success, the Convictors have incurred heavy losses. Stricken with sadness, Celaine begins singing a requiem for her fallen comrades, which Guydelot recognizes as the song to send souls unto the heavens. Follow Sanson's lead and pay your respects with a /salute.
  • Appreciative of your gesture, Celaine opens up to you. At Guydelot's encouragement, she resolves to savor the time she has with her comrades, rather than keep them at arm's length to spare herself the pain of loss. In her turn, she counsels Guydelot and Sanson to appreciate each other's company. Finally, she speaks of the requiem, which she says was taught to her by a scholar of Ishgardian history named Sylviel, who is based in the settlement of Tailfeather. Speak with Sanson to learn what your next step will be.
  • It is decided that you will go to Tailfeather to seek out Sylviel. Make your way to the settlement in the Dravanian forelands and rejoin your companions.
  • Sylviel has apparently left Tailfeather on one of his many surveys, and you must await his return. With the mission taking you into ever more perilous territory, see to it that you are fully prepared for whatever lies ahead. ※The next bard quest will be available upon reaching level 56.

Objectives

  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Speak with Guydelot.
  • Speak with the Convictor knight.
  • Lie in wait at the specified location and defeat any dragons that appear.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • /salute Celaine.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Speak with Sanson at Tailfeather.

When Gnaths Cry

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresRequiem On Ice
UnlocksA Saint Of Song
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 52000
FFXIV Gil Icon 866
Start NPCSanson
End NPCSanson
Patch3.0

Journal

  • Sanson is wearing an expectant look.
  • No sooner does Sanson inform you that Sylviel will soon return to Tailfeather than the scholar's hired sword rushes in bearing dire tidings: his master has been captured by the Gnath. With the denizens of Tailfeather unwilling to help, it falls to you to mount a rescue. First, Sanson suggests that you scout out the entrance to the stronghold of Loth ast Gnath.
  • You arrive at Loth ast Gnath to find that Sylviel's assistant has managed to flee to safety. Alas, his master is still being held by the beastmen. Together with your friends, you sally forth into the stronghold and succeed in freeing Sylviel from the clutches of the Gnath. Speak with Sanson north of Loth ast Gnath.
  • All members of Sylviel's survey party have been accounted for. Make your way back to Tailfeather and speak with Sanson.
  • According to Sylviel, Coerthan legend speaks of a saint of song in the heavens─an individual with transcendent mastery over poetry and verse─who can bring a battle to its conclusion with a song. As a gesture of gratitude, the scholar promises to investigate the legend further. And though Sanson is hopeful that this will lead you to the Ballad of Oblivion, Guydelot is not wholly convinced. The two exchange heated words, and Guydelot subsequently storms out of the settlement. Sanson believes that the bard will eventually come around, and asks for your patience in the meantime. ※The next bard quest will be available from Sanson upon reaching level 58.

Objectives

  • Speak with Sanson outside Loth ast Gnath.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Speak with Sanson.

A Saint Of Song

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresWhen Gnaths Cry
UnlocksThe Ballad Of Oblivion
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 53600
FFXIV Gil Icon 855
Start NPCSanson
End NPCMoglin
Patch3.0

Journal

  • Sanson is holding out for Guydelot's return.
  • As promised, Sylviel has looked into the Coerthan legend pertaining to a saint of song in the heavens. Alas, the information he provided is not as promising as Sanson had hoped, with “the heavens” most likely referring to a natural phenomenon, as Guydelot had suspected. Just when Sanson resigns himself to accepting that the legend is a dead end, you reveal to him the existence of a tribe of moogles in the Churning Mists. The revelation spurs him to continue his mission, and he begs you to show him to Moghome. Before striking out, he bids you leave a message with Sylviel for Guydelot, in the hopes that the wayward bard will rejoin you later.
  • To your surprise, you find Sylviel conversing with Guydelot, who apparently has been watching you and Sanson from afar. Upon hearing of the moogles of Moghome, Sylviel concedes that the legend may in fact be referring to the creatures, and urges Guydelot to settle his differences with Sanson and accompany him to the Churning Mists. For now, however, a promise to think on it is the best the bard can offer. Your message thus delivered, make your way to Anyx Trine and rejoin Sanson.
  • Sanson is eager to continue on to the Churning Mists. Lead the way to the summit of Sohm Al, and speak with your companion when you arrive.
  • Shortly after arriving at Moghome, Sanson declares his intent to seek an audience with the moogle chieftain. As he walks away, you catch a glimpse of what appears to be Guydelot, hiding behind a rock. Set aside that sighting in your mind for the time being, and join Sanson for his meeting with Moglin.
  • Moglin informs you that the Ballad of Oblivion is exceedingly dangerous, and hence is forbidden among mooglekind. In spite of his ominous words, however, he goes to great lengths to point you in the direction of a moogle bard named Mogta, who has also shown an interest in the song. Sanson bids you meet him outside Moghome to discuss the chieftain's curious behavior.
  • Whatever Moglin's intention may be, Sanson believes that there is no harm in seeking out Mogta. Search for the moogle bard at the specified location in Eil Tohm.
  • Mogta does not appear to be in the area. Take your search to another part of Eil Tohm.
  • Mogta does not appear to be in the area. Take your search to yet another part of Eil Tohm.
  • Mogta does not appear to be in the area. Take your search towards the Landlord Colony.
  • Just as you are about to give up searching for Mogta, the moogle stumbles into you. You quickly establish your shared interest in the Ballad of Oblivion, and he becomes a member of your expedition. Return to Moghome and receive Moglin's blessing to search for the forbidden song.
  • Moglin declares that your company is still missing a little something, and so withholds his permission for you to seek the Ballad of Oblivion. Sanson discerns that something to be Guydelot, at which time you finally reveal to him your earlier sighting of the bard near Moghome. Mogta is convinced that he likes Guydelot, and reassures Sanson that you will yet find him and together continue your mission. ※The next bard quest will be available from Sanson upon reaching level 60.

Objectives

  • Speak with Sylviel.
  • Speak with Sanson at Anyx Trine.
  • Speak with Sanson outside Moghome.
  • Speak with Moglin at Moghome.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Search for Mogta.
  • Search for Mogta.
  • Search for Mogta.
  • Search for Mogta.
  • Speak with Moglin.

The Ballad Of Oblivion

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresA Saint Of Song
UnlocksThree's A Company
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 93150
FFXIV Gil Icon 908
Start NPCSanson
End NPCJehantel
Patch3.0

Journal

  • Sanson has given up hope of Guydelot returning.
  • Together with Mogta, Sanson has searched high and low for Guydelot, but the bard is nowhere to be found; it would seem you must continue the mission without him. Mogta informs you that the Ballad of Oblivion is said to originate from the skies to the east, and you take this to mean the Sea of Clouds. Sanson declares that he will secure an airship to carry you there, and bids you meet him at the airship landing in Gridania. After the serpent captain takes his leave, Mogta reveals to you a secret: he has met with Guydelot, but could not convince the bard to return with him. The moogle believes that you may fare better than he did, and entrusts you with Sanson's journal in case it may be of use. Make your way to the peak of Sohm Al, where Guydelot is lingering, and show the journal to the bard.
  • In spite of the journal and your earnest pleading, Guydelot refuses to rejoin the fellowship, so ashamed is he of having accused Sanson of using song as a tool. You can only stand and watch as Guydelot leaves to do his soul-searching. Follow your two other companions back to Gridania, and join them at the airship landing.
  • Sanson has secured the use of an airship, and together you fly to the island of Mok Oogl, at the fringe of the Sea of Clouds. Speak with Sanson for further instructions.
  • Something upon the island has Mogta deeply unsettled, and Sanson believes it to be the Ballad of Oblivion. Do your part to scour the island, and report to Sanson.
  • You find Sanson staring longingly at a stone bearing strange markings. Mogta remembers that it is a stone of sealing, used to imprison baleful beings, but his warning comes a breath too late, and Sanson unleashes the siren that had been held within. The Ballad of Oblivion is revealed to be the fiend's soul-rending voice, which she used to annihilate the tribe of moogles that once dwelled upon Mok Oogl. Sanson is resolved to face the siren alone, and bids you and Mogta flee. At that moment, Guydelot makes his return, his words instilling Sanson with newfound courage. Together with your companions, you succeed in returning the siren to her stony prison. Though the Ballad of Oblivion never truly existed, Sanson believes that such abilities as you have mastered in the course of the mission will suffice to satisfy his superiors. Follow your friends back to the airship and let Sanson know when you are ready to return to Gridania.
  • Sanson expresses his heartfelt thanks for your invaluable contributions to the mission. While he makes his report to the Order of the Twin Adder and the Gods' Quiver, he bids you pay a visit to Jehantel west of Quarrymill, that you might regale the old bard with an account of your journey.
  • Jehantel thanks you for having watched over Sanson and Guydelot, and observes that your experiences have raised you higher as a bard. He bids you continue being a paragon of your art, enriching the hearts of men with song. ※The next bard quest will be available from Jehantel once you have met the following requirements: ※ You must have registered a product key for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood to your service account. ※ You must have completed the main scenario quest “The Far Edge of Fate.”

Objectives

  • Deliver Sanson's journal to Guydelot.
  • Speak with Sanson at the Gridania airship landing.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Speak with Jehantel west of Quarrymill.

Three's A Company

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresThe Ballad Of Oblivion
The Far Edge Of Fate
UnlocksMasked Motives
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 93150
FFXIV Gil Icon 1407
Start NPCJehantel
End NPCNourval
Patch4.0

Journal

  • Jehantel's eyes light up at the sight of you.
  • His voice brimming with delight, Jehantel informs you that Sanson, with whom you previously journeyed, has succeeded in gaining official approval for his bard unit. Even now, the young serpent captain rounds up members for its maiden mission, in relation to which he apparently has a favor to ask of you. Take yourself to Quivers' Hold in Gridania and see what your friend requires.
  • Greeting you warmly, Sanson requests your participation in his unit's first outing. If you would lend him your aid, join him at the Adders' Nest, where he will receive his orders from Commander Vorsaile Heuloix.
  • An anonymous letter has arrived at the Adders' Nest, which claims the existence of a tome bearing a damning secret pertaining to the Autumn War. In order to curb the growing anti-Ala Mhigan sentiment among Gridanians, the Order of the Twin Adder has decided to dispatch Sanson's newly formed unit to investigate. Head to Nine Ivies in the East Shroud and seek out the letter's mysterious sender.
  • At Nine Ivies, you make contact with the letter's sender, a native of Gridania named Nourval. The young man claims to be descended from a soldier who fought in the Autumn War, and based on his parents' account, the tome in question is to be found somewhere in Gyr Abania. He offers to assist in the search on the condition that he is permitted to join it, and Sanson relents. Make your way now to Castrum Oriens, which lies on the region's fringes.
  • At Nourval's recommendation, Sanson decides that the unit will remain in Castrum Oriens for a while to gather information. Take a rest for now, and be ready to depart when your comrades are done making their respective inquiries. ※The next bard quest will be available from Sanson upon reaching level 63.

Objectives

  • Speak with Sanson at Quiver's Hold.
  • Speak with Vorsaile Heuloix at the Adders' Nest.
  • Speak with the letter's sender at Nine Ivies.
  • Speak with Nourval at Castrum Oriens.

Masked Motives

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresThree's A Company
UnlocksOne Autumn's Secret
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 97200
FFXIV Gil Icon 737
Start NPCSanson
End NPCGuydelot
Patch4.0

Journal

  • Sanson is at his wit's end with Nourval.
  • Against Sanson's express instructions to lay low in the garrison, Nourval has been doing anything but, approaching and questioning every single soldier about. While Sanson keeps an eye on the froward civilian, he bids you find Guydelot and ask what your fellow bard has been able to glean from the locals.
  • Instead of sharing his findings, Guydelot saddles you with a task. Masked bandits have been terrorizing the area of late, and your fellow bard would have you investigate a Twin Adder scout who is late to report back. While Guydelot keeps an eye on a suspicious Nourval, he bids you make your way to the northeast of the Fringes towards Schism, where the soldier was headed.
  • Near Pike Falls, you find the Twin Adder scout at the mercy of the masked bandits, and promptly drive away the assailants. With the area secured, render assistance to the ailing scout.
  • The Twin Adder scout thanks you for your timely intervention, and observes that the bandits seemed to know of his coming in advance and sought to bar his path. Take word of the encounter back to your comrades at Castrum Oriens.
  • At Sanson's insistence, Nourval reveals that the tome rests in a place connected to Gylbarde, the renowned general who led the Ala Mhigan forces during the Autumn War. Putting two and two together, Guydelot suggests that the bandits may also be after the tome. The possibility seems to rattle Nourval, who excuses himself in spite of Sanson's protests. At this time, Guydelot reveals that Nourval has been stealing out of the castrum while your backs are turned. Sanson decides to allow Nourval to act freely in order to learn his true purpose, and bids you stand at the ready for whatever may come to pass. ※The next bard quest will be available from Sanson upon reaching level 65.

Objectives

  • Look for Guydelot.
  • Look for the Twin Adder scout.
  • Aid the Twin Adder scout.
  • Speak with Guydelot.

One Autumn's Secret

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresMasked Motives
UnlocksSleeping Truths Lie
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 99900
FFXIV Gil Icon 1995
Start NPCSanson
End NPCSanson
Patch4.0

Journal

  • Sanson is poised to pounce upon Nourval.
  • Following extended surveillance, Sanson and Guydelot are confident that Nourval is in league with the masked bandits. In order to catch the man redhanded, Sanson has contrived to lure him out of the castrum with his guard lowered. Find Nourval inside the stronghold and lead him into thinking that the way is clear.
  • You inform Nourval that your two comrades are tied up, and the man takes the bait and hastens away. Join Sanson outside the castrum.
  • Sanson is pleased that his ploy has worked, and even now Guydelot shadows Nourval to his destination. Make your way to the ruin called Gyr Kehim to the northeast and join your fellow bard on the chase.
  • You catch Nourval meeting with the masked bandits, who have found the tome you seek─the journal of the Ala Mhigan general Gylbarde. Eavesdropping on their conversation, you learn their true purpose: stoking the fires of anti-Ala Mhigan sentiment. Determined not to let this come to pass, your party confronts Nourval's, and at the end of a fierce confrontation, you emerge the victor and with the journal in your hands.
  • The defeated Nourval flees the scene, but not before revealing that he is descended from Vainchelon. And in turn, the journal reveals that Vainchelon did not die of illness as is believed, but rather was poisoned by Gylbarde at a secret meeting. The revelation comes as a shock to Sanson and Guydelot, who worry what may happen should the truth be made public knowledge. There is clearly much to mull over; for now, return to Castrum Oriens with your comrades.
  • Back at Castrum Oriens, Sanson shares with you further details from the journal. It appears that one of Vainchelon's sons was present at the deadly meeting, and he alone managed to escape with his life. But rather than tell of events as they happened, he kept the truth of his sire's demise a secret. Even as the man's motive boggles him, Sanson must turn his attention to his own dilemma: deciding what to do with Gylbarde's journal. Though he knows in his mind that the truth is best kept buried, in his heart he is not wholly convinced, and begs you for more time to consider the matter. ※The next bard quest will be available from Sanson upon reaching level 68.

Objectives

  • Speak with Nourval.
  • Join Sanson outside Castrum Oriens.
  • Join Guydelot on the chase.
  • Join Guydelot on the chase.
  • Speak with Sanson.

Sleeping Truths Lie

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresOne Autumn's Secret
UnlocksSweet Dreams Are Made Of Peace
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 103950
FFXIV Gil Icon 1158
Start NPCSanson
End NPCGuydelot
Patch4.0

Journal

  • Sanson is on the verge of making a decision on the tome.
  • Having heard your honest opinion, Sanson has made up his mind on what to do with the journal bearing the Autumn War's sordid secret. Go with him to Guydelot, and hear his announcement with your brother bard.
  • Sanson declares that he will surrender Gylbarde's journal to his superiors, but only on the condition that the truth is made known one day, when the people are ready to hear it. At that moment, a letter arrives from Nourval requesting to speak with you, and you alone. Although Guydelot is highly suspicious, Sanson chooses to believe that Nourval may in fact have something of import to discuss, and bids you meet him near the Percipient One in Dimwold.
  • As you arrive at the rendezvous point, you are ambushed by masked men, and end up trading blows with them instead of words with Nourval. Hasten back to Castrum Oriens and inform your comrades what has happened.
  • You return to the castrum to find Guydelot alone. It appears a second letter arrived shortly after you struck out, this time summoning Sanson, and it becomes apparent that he was Nourval's target all along. Follow Guydelot as he retraces Sanson's footsteps in the direction of the Percipient One.
  • You find Sanson's notebook bearing a message written in blood. As feared, Nourval has taken your friend, and will soon make his price known. Return to Gridania and join Guydelot at the Adders' Nest, where he will petition the order's aid.
  • Though Guydelot has reported the situation to his superiors, he holds on to Gylbarde's journal as insurance. While waiting to see how the order and Nourval will move, your comrade bids you rest up and conserve your strength, for it will surely be needed in the rescue mission to come. ※The next bard quest will be available from Guydelot upon reaching level 70.

Objectives

  • Speak with Guydelot.
  • Wait for Nourval at the Percipient One.
  • Speak with Guydelot.
  • Speak with Guydelot.
  • Speak with Guydelot at the Adders' Nest.

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Peace

TypeDisciple Of War Job Quests
RequiresSleeping Truths Lie
RewardsFFXIV Gil Icon 3100
Start NPCGuydelot
End NPCJehantel
Patch4.0

Journal

  • Guydelot is keenly waiting to see how the Order of the Twin Adder will move.
  • The Order of the Twin Adder has made its will known: they refuse to negotiate with Nourval, effectively abandoning Sanson to his fate. As Guydelot lets vent his fury at the heartless decision, Commander Heuloix emerges as an ally, revealing that he has already recruited the aid of Gridania's martial guilds for Sanson's rescue. Speak with Luciane and Ywain at the Archers' and Lancers' Guilds respectively, and inform them that the mission will soon commence.
  • Both the archers and the lancers are ready to strike out. Take word back to Commander Heuloix at the Adders' Nest.
  • In urgent tones, Commander Heuloix informs you that the Order of the Twin Adder has ascertained Nourval's hideout, and will soon deploy troops for an assault. Unless you get there first, Sanson is as good as dead. Make haste to the North Shroud, and join Guydelot at Alder Springs.
  • With help from your allies, you succeed in subduing Nourval and liberating Sanson. Rejoin your comrades in the North Shroud.
  • At first, Nourval clings to his hatred for Ala Mhigo, but confronted with the truth of his ancestors' hearts, he is forced to concede the error of his ways. Reaching out to his erstwhile captor, Sanson swears to see to it that Vainchelon's sacrifice is not forgotten. With the situation now under control, turn your attention to Sanson and ensure that he is well.
  • Thanking you for his preservation, Sanson declares his intent to make good on his promise to Nourval. Return with your comrades to Gridania, and seek out Commander Heuloix at the Adders' Nest.
  • Commander Heuloix listens intently as Sanson states his terms for surrendering Gylbarde's journal: when the time is right, the Order of the Twin Adder must release the truth of Vainchelon's death to the public. The commander promises to do all within his power to make it so, and encourages Sanson to rise through the ranks that he, too, might join his voice to the cause. While Guydelot keeps watch over his recovering chief, seek out Jehantel at his campsite west of Quarrymill, and report the conclusion of events.
  • Jehantel expresses his hopes that Nourval will find a new path─one that leads to peace in the world and in his heart. With you and yours leading the way, the ideals of peace and harmony may yet be restored to Vainchelon's line, made bolder still by a true remembrance of the past.

Objectives

  • Speak with Luciane at the Archers' Guild.
  • Speak with Ywain at the Lancers' Guild.
  • Speak with Vorsaile Heuloix.
  • Rendezvous with Guydelot at Alder Springs.
  • Rendezvous with Guydelot at Alder Springs.
  • Speak with Sanson.
  • Speak with Vorsaile Heuloix at the Adders' Nest.
  • Speak with Jehantel to the west of Quarrymill.
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