Final Fantasy XIV: Vows of Virtue, Deeds Of Cruelty – Part Two

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Final Fantasy XIV Vows of Virtue, Deeds Of Cruelty - Part Two
Final Fantasy XIV Vows of Virtue, Deeds Of Cruelty - Part Two

It’s time to head back to the source because I can do that. While the rest of the Scions try to figure out how they can transport their beings via crystals, I can simply teleportback by paying 999 Gil. Haha, suckers.

I was tasked to head back and speak with Tataru, where a floating voice told me I need to take a bathroom break first, so I did.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - Oh you are back
Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Tataru - You have been worried sick

Tataru, Krile, and I were having our normal roundtable conversation when everyone’s third favorite husband walks in and has the audacity to look even better than he always has.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - There we found a man whom all assumed dead
Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - Zenos yae Galvus
Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Zenos is still alive

He then tells us what I already knew because I don’t skip cutscenes: Zenos is still alive. Although, my WoL still had to pretend to be shocked. That’s when the echo took overKrile and me, and we were forced to watch a movie in our heads.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Zenos yae Galvus - The Black Wolf and the Azure Dragon

Fortunately, this movie included plenty of husbands and testosterone-fueled badassery.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Zenos yae Galvus - But I have no cause to remain

I was mashing my screenshot key on Estinien and Gaius’ pretty faces, but none more than Zenos’ thicc Tonka Truck booty.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Volatile Prototype Arch Ultima

After the cool battle scene is over, Gaius and Estinien realize they’re basically the Yamcha and Krillen to our WoL’s Goku. We’ll say Zenos is Frieza because he just never dies. They’re framed for the death of the emperor and must make a daring escape. Gaius and Estinien decide to make their best Scooby-Doo impression and split up. Forget the fact that their combined power was flashy enough to go toe-to-toe with Zenos; the overwhelming power of Garlean henchman would overcome them if they stuck together. Game logic, right? I battled my way through Garlean forces before conveniently running into Arch Ultima.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Red dragon
Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - Now where are you Gaius

Of course, their silly prototype was nothing compared to Estinien and his Nidhogg powers.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - Peer into my past did you

After the scene concludes, Estinien feels violated, but it was a necessary exposition.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - Our confrontation was cut short when the imperial guard arrived

He also tells us Zenos pulled the generic anime villain trope of leaving because they’re bored.

Here’s another screenshot of Estinien because I just wanted to put it here. I’m doing us all a favor.

I mean, just look at how much Tataru thirsts for this man.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - My concerns are far more prosaic

Anyway, now that Zenos inadvertently did Eorzea a favor and killed the emperor, the Garlean Empire will now self-implode as they fight their way to the vacant throne.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - That he did but we parted ways shortly after leaving Garlemaid
Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Tataru - Well it is nice to have one less foe to worry about

Gaius has taken his leave to battle a new threat, so that won’t be the last time we see him.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Tataru - That is true but with the Archons still slumbering away

Now that things are settling down (for now), Tataru decides to shoot her shot with Estinien.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Estinien - Sorry but I am not inclined to extend my contract

Unfortunately, Estinien rejects her offer. He states he has more important matters to attend to and, to be honest, it could be anything. He could go off and water his plants, and he has every right to do so because this man has been fighting in the background since Stormblood. He needs his rest.

Final Fantasy XIV Game Journal - Screenshot

And I need to go back to the movie roulette to continue leveling my White Mage. Until next time!


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