It’s time to head back to the Ocular to see if the Nu Mou is willing to help us with our journey to stuff the Scions into some rocks, bring them back to their bodies, and, hopefully, they’ll magically reappear into their bodies.
The first step is sliding past the Crystarium Gatekeep, though. You’ve seen me come and go about thirty times now. You’ve even seen me walk out with the Crystal Exarch. I’m the reason you have melatonin now. Of course, I have business with the Crystal Exarch. What, do you think I’m just looking for the bathroom?
It seems, after walking into the Ocular, that Beq Lugg was already filled in about our predicament. Great, I don’t think I’d want to sit through another explanation of how the Scions aren’t even real.
Except for me. Yes, I am a queen, my body is my own and I own my body.
Could have gone without the dense comment.
But I’m going to let that slide you’re accepting our story as payment. Damn, I wish that worked in the real world.
“Yes, I’d like to purchase this shopping cart of groceries and electronics.”
“Your total comes out to $4,269.”
“Okay, but will you accept an intriguing tale as payment?”
My face twisted in disgust after Beq Lugg told us since they’re getting up there in age, they need someone to do “field research” for them. As someone with two combined decades of MMORPG experience, I can confidently say this means laborious fetch quests. Of course, Alphinaud, being the beta make he is, gladly accepted on our behalf. He even used the “L” word.
After the dialogue is over, you start the quest back up with Beq Lugg. However, I like talking to the NPCs first to see if they have anything else to add. Alisaie is simply having an existential crisis.
“It will be good to be whole again…”
Same Alisaie, same.
Y’shtola was just sitting there the whole time thinking about the brooms in the Grand Cosmos. No wonder she wasn’t talking the whole time. She was just zoning out, thinking about brooms.
Beq Lugg brings us back to this horribly depressing place where Tesleen used to work taking care of these people. Now, they’re idly sitting there waiting for the inevitable.
Maybe it’s not too late for them. It’s still too late for Tesleen. I’m still not over that.
Actually, I’m going to cry for a couple of minutes.
Okay, now that I’m back from crying, they made me watch Halric again, but this time, he’s saying something. Either that, or he’s a hardcore introvert.
Now that Beq Lugg looked over the boy for a total of ten seconds, they decide it’s time to administer medications. If you’re wondering why I’m using “they,” it’s because (according to Google), Beq Lugg is non-binary and I don’t want to misgender them.
Beq Lugg whips out medicine for the people in the area to see if it works. How they just happened to have the right tonic on their person is beyond me. Beq Lugg probably walks up to people and opens their coat to reveal a bunch of different medications to sell in dark alleys or the Nu mou produce tonics from their body. I’d prefer to think it was the former. I don’t need this imagery.
Unfortunately, this kid is too far gone. He kind of reminds me of that last demon in the Demon Slayer anime, except he can’t slice people up with spiderwebs. He just sits there…
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