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Soileine has spoken to you of ancient trees in the forest within which the most powerful of elementals reside. When these trees come to harm and the fury of the elementals is wakened, great tragedy follows. It is for this reason that a magical barrier known as the Hedge has been raised to protect them. But the Hedge alone cannot guard the entire forest. You have been ordered to travel to Lifemend Stump, and together with Brother Morys patrol the Twelveswood.
You were able to find Brother Morys near Lifemend Stump, but he left suddenly claiming that the wood was calling to him. But where could he have gone? Contact Soileine with your linkpearl and see if she might have some clue as to where Morys has gone.
Following Soileine's directions, you find Brother Morys again near Amberscale Rock. But he was not alone... A fearsome elemental hovers before you, but what could have happened to anger it so? Your hand is forced... You have no recourse but to defeat the elemental.After defeating the enraged elemental, you discover an Elezen knight, near death and lying on the forest floor. You must contact someone immediately if you hope to save him.
Soileine determines that the fallen knight is surely from the mountains of Ishgard to the north. It would seem their Order is searching for something in the Twelveswood, though none can say as to what... The fallen knight's wounds have been tended to, and Brother Morys has already set out to escort him to the hamlet of Owl's Nest. Concerned, she asks that you follow the pair to make sure they arrive safely.
The Knights of Ishgard have dispatched a number of their ranks to Owl's Nest. Their leader, Ser Yuhelmeric, informs you that the knight you rescued claims to have seen a dragon in the forest. Dismissing the account as the feverish ravings of an injured man, he gives you leave to question the knight further. Seek out the man and hear his tale.
The power of the Echo reveals that the knight did indeed see something in the forest. But he reasons that what he thought was a dragon may only have been the playing of the shadows and dappled sunlight on Amberscale Rock. He asks that you give his apologies to Brother Morys for an unwarranted outburst of anger. Seek out Brother Morys and deliver the knight's touching words.
You find Brother Morys near the border of the Twelveswood. Upon hearing the knight's words, he states simply that he “must return,” and leaves you. Return to Stillglade Fane and speak with Soileine.
Spoiler Alert: The exact transcript follows below.
Morys:The fury was quelled. The knight. The fallen knight.
Morys:This mountain city. This Ishgard. What is it?
Morys:I must return. I must know.
Soileine: You heard Brother Morys speak of returning? Odd, we have yet to see him.
Soileine: Gods... Perhaps his memory is finally coming back.
Soileine: I spoke to you before of the mysteries surrounding Brother Morys. But I was not entirely open. He was found some time ago, fallen in the forest. Not unlike the knight you yourself found.
Soileine: He bore no sigil or crest, and claimed to have no memory of how he had come to be there. Try as we might, our attempts to coax him into recollection yielded nothing. And so he began his life again, in the forest, as one of us.
Soileine: But it may very well be that we have picked up the scent at last. As you bore witness, Brother Morys felt the call of the fallen Ishgardian.
Soileine: Perhaps it was the elementals within the knight's metals whose voices he heard. If so, there can be no doubt that he is in some way connected to Ishgard.
Soileine: Ah, Brother Morys, there you are. We have been expecting your return.
Morys: There is one place. Only one place. I must return.
Soileine: Well... He is safe. For that much I am grateful. I daresay you must have been worried too.
Soileine: When it comes to our dear Brother Morys, little can be said for sure, save that he has an unerring talent for making us all worry. Here, take this for your trouble.
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