I’m honestly of the belief that Tataru doesn’t give a Lalafell’s butt about anything.
Her reaction to me coming back from The First was completely nonchalant, like, “Oh hey, it’s you, anyway, let’s go somewhere completely inconvenient to meet up with F’lhaminn.”
Nice to see you too, Tataru. After everything, we’ve been through.
I ran over to where I was supposed to meet F’lhaminn, and dreaded the fact that I had to run to the top.
But then I remembered, I can fly in old areas now! I quickly hopped onto my whale, and like an alligator out of the swamp, slowly hovered up until she got a good look at my cool whale. Are you impressed?
After a short (and almost completely useless conversation that could have been an email), Tataru calls me back to the Stones.
It’s there where we reunite with Krile, the better Lalafell. Not sorry, Tataru.
Krile was going on about something about Aether being unstable. I’m not exactly sure because I was tweeting during this part, eating a cookie in one hand, and hitting the screenshot button with the other. Don’t ask me how I was doing all three at once.
I did put 100% focus on the dialogue after she told me that the answer lies with the Exarch. Oh, you mean the guy who brought us to The First in the first place? He’ll know how to bring us back? Shocking revelation.
I teleported back to the Crystarium and looked at the map. It’s now full of different unlock quests. Don’t mind the side quests; this is what all my area maps look like because I don’t think I’ve done a single side quest unless it was to unlock something.
I keep telling myself, “I’ll do this to level another class,” but then I end up leveling through daily roulettes and FATE grinding that the side quests end up ignored like my leftovers in the fridge.
I went into the Ocular with Alisae, Y’shtola, Alphinaud, and Urianger, joining shortly after. When Y’shtola asked where Thancred and Ryne were, he decided to answer in Urianger fashion:
“Nay, milady. With apologies to all, they beg leave to pursue their investigation of the Empty to its conclusion. Should matters here demand their presence, however, they did assure me that they would make themselves available.”
Urianger, please, just say
“Thancred and Ryne can’t come to the door right now. They busy, but if it’s an emergency, hit me up I’ll let them know.”
That’s all you need to say, Urianger, dang.
The Crystal Exarch finally kicked off the meeting by telling us what we already knew: The Crystal Tower was his rechargeable battery pack, but he’s willing to use all of his energy (killing himself in the process) to bring us back.
That’s when he was brutally assaulted by Alisae.
Leading to an anime moment.
After things calmed down, Urianger figured one way they could get back was to put their souls into some rocks, and then, hopefully, they can jump back into their original bodies.
The Crystal Exarch figured the only people who could help were people who assaulted him when he asked for help with another issue, but sure; they sound reliable.
Like someone recommending a bad car repair shop because they’re the only ones who offer the service.
But it’s okay. Since we’re cool with fairies, they might not assault us. Sounds fair. Off to figure out how to get your souls into some rocks. Doesn’t sound dangerous at all.
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