It’s time for me to do my job quests. Unlike crafting classes, job quests are important to do. Yes, we’re looking at you, the one with a level 80 crafting class with the “My First Tool” quest.
I started with Astrologian. I’m leveling Astrologian and White Mage at the same time. I’ll tell you why I have the confidence to level two healers at the same time: I have a full party of friends to play with. I don’t need to worry about queuing into dungeons with randos who will live-tweet my every move.
“Omg, this healer is DPSing while I’m at 80% HP, this is giving me anxiety!”
The first thing I did was run off to the South Shroud, where I sat there sporting a neutral face as I read the name of the quest. We both love and hate these puns. Imagine getting hired to write puns all day, couldn’t be me. I couldn’t even tell you a joke about a skunk, because I’m sure it’ll…
Anyway, after speaking with Leveva, she told me the Star Globe she gave me is the Astrologian’s way of inflicting pain using the stars.
I think the most interesting part of her monologue was how Astrologians actually work. I’ve only partied with Astrologians, but I never paid attention to what they did. I figured they passed out aether-infused cards. Basically, closer to X-Men’s Gambit. However, after reading the dialogue, Astrologians are just really convincing Tarot card readers.
“Hey man, this card says you’ll do 6% more damage simply because you’re a tank!” “Well, damn, okay! I’m now 6% stronger for 15 seconds because your card said so.”
At least, that’s what I took away from the conversation. I could be completely wrong; feel free to correct me.
She tells me how I, and I alone, can use my powers to interpret stars to lead to the downfall of man. Thank you, giant balls of gas in the sky that are probably long dead because we’re only seeing your light thousands of years later; you’ll help me bring upon the downfall of man.
The entire time she’s explaining it to me, her grandfather is in danger of getting his throat slit (her words), but that’s okay because she needs to talk to me about stars.
“Here, let me teach you how to convince these two soldiers how cool they are with your cards so we can save my grandfather!”
Off we went, battling our way through bandits, all while I was being the most convincing Tarot card cheerleader. Her grandfather was dropping cards to leave a trail for us. I feel like, if these cards gave that much power, it would’ve been better for him to use them to defend himself instead of waiting for help.
When we got to the end, the Bandit Leader was shaking in her boots! “I was not told there would be TWO Astrologians!”
Oh no! Not two Tarot card readers dressed as wizards! RUN!
After saving her grandfather, Mace, he brags about how good he is at foreseeing the future. I, of course, am a little skeptical because if he could see the future, he would’ve known to pack some heat traveling through the Shroud, but that’s none of my business.
We agree to meet back in Ishgard, where Mace is prepared to do what any mentor does for their pupil, put them down using fancy words.
Leveva, on the other hand, wasn’t so nice about the fact that an Astrologian with no combat capabilities didn’t come himself, but instead, did the logical thing of sending armed help.
If you think about it, Jannequinard didn’t do anything wrong. He just wasn’t fit to battle bandits. Why not send actual knights in his stead?
But it’s okay, everyone; Mace saw this coming. This was all part of the plan he saw watching stars.
“I only took you as a pupil because you would eventually fail me by sending someone more capable.”
Leveva, again, not one to mince words, seeks out the services of his manservant.
Yes, she specifically asked for Jannequinard’s manservant. No reason.
But wait, if she’s such an accomplished Astrologian, why would she need armed assistance? Weren’t you just chastising Jannequinard for doing the exact same thing? Doesn’t this prove Astrologians can’t fight on their own?
I feel like they were bullying Jannequinard for no reason.
But it’s okay….
…because now she has her own Elezen manservant, and you know what? Good for her for looking out for her own needs.
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