I’m going to be completely honest with you; when I came through Amh Araeng about a year ago, I was completely zoned out of this storyline that involved Magnus, Jerky, Thaffe. I think I was going through something at the time that took my focus away from the game, so I just kept clicking through dialogue. All I know is, they helped me break through a door with a Talos and then helped me make a giant stone monster.
In fact, I don’t think I’ve spent a lot of time in Amh Araeng. So many side quests need to be done, and there’s a whole part of the map I haven’t flown through yet. It might be filler, but my attitude with this area was just, “get in, and get it done.” Much like many people’s attitude with the missionary position.
I don’t even remember why I came here in the first place, but I scoffed at the thought of Magnus needing to warn me about coyotes. Really? I’m the reason you have nighttime and no threat of a calamity, but you think coyotes will be the death of me?
When I ran to the destination, there wasn’t a single coyote in sight. There were large birds and goats.
One of the large birds even attacked me when I looked down at a text on my phone and was barely registering on my HP. I stood there and took a feathery beating to prove a point if I ever ran into Magnus again.
I saw one single Desert Coyote in the distance, so I went out of my way to kill it for the memes.
I brought this clay back to Beq Lugg, but before talking to them, I went to see if Halric would finally say something to me. He didn’t. I don’t even know why I bother with this kid. This is my second time trying to help him, and he can’t even look me in the eye. Ungrateful.
I spoke to Beq Lugg, who low key was hoping either Alphinaud or Alisaie would get turned into garden ornaments.
After some dialogue, Alisaie throws down a lump of clay in the most epic way you can present a clump of clay to someone. Let Alisaie have this clay moment; she has so little.
Beq Lugg asks for Alisaie to fashion a porxie (one of those little flying pigs). I figured it was easy enough. Make it into a round ball, add long ears, a snout, and adorable beady eyes.
Of course, much like Alphinaud struggles with swimming, it looks like Alisaie should have paid more attention in art class.
I don’t know why Alphinaud is laughing. Even my WoL knows he should probably keep it inside, lest Alisaie throws him into a small puddle of water.
Beq Lugg, who tells Alisaie to pay him no mind, pads on the insult by calling her pig monster creation a parody of reality.
But it’s not what the clay figure looks like; it’s what you can do with a little bit of magic. We learn this in everything from My Little Pony to Harry Potter.
In order to save Halric, Alisaie must give the porxie a name. Channeling her inner Rinoa, she names it Angelo.
Now, with the power of Angelo, the flying porxie, we were able to do what Tesleen could not: Get Halric to say something.
Beq Lugg, one to carefully conceal insults, lets Alisaie know that her and her terrible clay model almost did it.
Of course, this was enough to stroke Alisaie’s massive confidence to the point where she had to cut open a wound and remind me of Ga Bu.
Seriously, if Ga Bu didn’t pull on the heartstrings, then I’m convinced you have no heart.
Before we run off, a familiar voice calls out to us.
It’s Kai-Shirr, and he says Lady Chai is beside herself.
Not only that, but she’s sighing
Oh no, not sighing AND pacing. This must be serious. Forget treating these patients with life-threatening conditions. Lady Chai is beside herself!
I wonder what it could be?
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