Final Fantasy XIV: Hanging In The Balance

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Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance
Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance

I truly believe the rest of the Astrologian quests will just be a play on words with the Astrologian cards. I mean, I’m not complaining.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - On the beach

After subjecting myself to Costa Del Sol fates…

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Healing through Haukke Manor

Healing through Haukke Manor…

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Surviving Brayflox Longstop

And barely surviving Brayflox Longstop…

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Jannequinard - You are aware of the seven heavens are you not

I finally reached level 35. I immediately ran down to the job quest where Jannequinard asked me if I knew what the seven heavens were. I mean, I know of a Seventh Heaven? I frequented the bar in the Final Fantasy 7: Remake for non-Tifa reasons.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Thanalan

After going on about gates and stars, he told me the only point where we can open the first gate we’re after is in Thanalan. Yes, one specific spot in the world is where you should stand to get the power of the stars.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Dead bandits

When I arrived, I saw corpses of bandits who were simply trying to feed their families. Don’t mess with Tarot card readers and their armed manservants.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Jannequinard - I do not blieve my trave;s have ever taken me this far south

Before speaking to Leveva, I went to see if Leveva’s Elezen manservant and Jannequinard had anything to say. The manservant was as polite as he could be, and I now understand why Leveva wanted him nearby. Jannequinard, on the other hand, was one sentence away from getting canceled for racism.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Leveva - Here at last - bandits have kept poor Quimperain busy

Finally, I spoke with Leveva, whose dialogue was akin to a subtweet about Jannequinard, except he was standing right there. Again, she’s not one to mince words.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Jannequinard - I am very well capacable of wiping my own arse

Poor Quimperain has to stand here and pretend like he doesn’t care about his not-so-capable master and the woman he’s clearly in love with as they continue to bicker on the topic of how they wipe their own asses.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Leveva - And thus has the Balance burned crimson in your heart

After their little quarrel, which is how many protagonist/tsundere anime relationships start, we look up at the sky to see a horrifying mutation of a fish with four appendages, one holding a geisha hand fan.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Quimperain - Lord Jannequinard complains of the sand

After learning what we could about this collection of stars that happen to take the shape of different objects (like seeing a face in things), we head to Southern Thanalan.

Quimperain, being the polite gentleman he is, admits he likes the sand, but he’s coming off as one of us low self-esteem social media users. You know, the ones who go on about their interests but then get self-conscious near the end like we didn’t care to hear about it.

I could go on for hours about a topic, but if I start to get the feeling the person listening isn’t interested, even if it’s an assumption, I’ll just apologize and swear off ever talking again.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Jannequinard - One gate in my first seventeen years

I spoke with Jannequinard, who told me this was his first gate in seventeen years. He pins the blame on his training. I’m sorry, man, but you’re just incompetent at looking at stars. It’s only been an hour, and I opened two gates myself. Get with the program, man.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - You have opened the gate and its power is yours to command

The second constellation we encountered in this quest looked like a Star Wars star destroyer with a bad pimple.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Leveva - This foolish believe that it is their fate to suffer

After taking up the stance of the ultra-rich, who think everyone in life has the same opportunity in life, Leveva explains that our problems are because we’re super negative all the time. Seriously, her attitude is the same as people who don’t believe people in minimum wage jobs shouldn’t have the right to live minimally. “Get an education and improve your skills.” Okay, Randy, pay for our college then.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Leveva - But that power can only be channeled by few

Afterward, she takes another not-so-passive-aggressive shot at Jannequinard to tell me I should use my growing influence as a magic tarot card reader to also tell other people that their lack of success is because of their poor attitude.

Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Jannequinard - You wish to know more of the royal road
Final Fantasy XIV Hanging In The Balance - Jannequinard - You are aware of the seven heavens are you not

Finally, it was time to turn in the quest. You do so by running back to Ishgard, where Jannequinard sounds like he’s giving a book report on a book he didn’t read.

Now it’s time to level to 40 for the next job quest.


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