Beli, a leatherworker at Atelier Fen-Yll, has been asked by a customer to verify the authen ticity of a hide thought to be that of sicksa - a legendary beast of Gridanian folklore whose existance has never been confirmed. He has requested that you obtain eight silky smooth marmot hides by slaying bristletail marmots west of Camp Emerald Moss. It is his beleif that comparing the mysterious hide with these specimens will assist in its identification.
¤ Talk to Beli
¤ Head to Camp Emerald Moss
¤ Collect Silky-smooth Marmot Hide x8
¤ Talk to Beli
Text in Blue is dialogue and may contain spoilers
Talk to Beli
"Oh dear, whatever shall I─hm? Oh, hello there. What's wrong, you ask? Well...a patron has left a hide in my care. He claims he found it buried amongst the oddments in his attic, and believes it to be that of a sicksa. Anyway, he has asked me to verify whether or not it is the genuine article. Do you not know of the sicksa? It is a legendary beast often spoken of in Gridanian folktales. I was fascinated with them as a child. I used to stare at drawings of them in books, and would spend whole days scouring the forest for the merest sign of one. Ahem, the point being that if this is a sicksa fur, it would be a truly historic discovery." "But sadly, this fur looks like nothing more than that of a bristletail marmot to me. Still, to be sure, I'd like to compare it with some other specimens. Would you care to help me, adventurer? If memory serves, a number of bristletail marmots live to the west of Camp Emerald Moss. I would be very grateful if you could bring me, say, eight silky-smooth marmot hides."
"It is a bother, I know, but comparing this hide against some silky-smooth marmot hides seems to me the most convincing way to prove that it is genuine...or, more likely, that it isn't. Either way, I can assure you that your labors will not go unrewarded."
Head to Camp Emerald Moss
Head north-west of Gridania to Camp Emerald Moss. From there head west down the road the up the ramp to the higher level of the forest and go north til you see some Bristletail Marmots
Collect Silky-smooth Marmot Hide
Name: Bristletail Marmots
Rank : 10
Kill the Marmots until you have 8 hides. You can find them in the yellow circle on the map and also closeby to the east and west.
Author's Note: I found it a 100% drop, so 8/8
Talk to Beli
Return to the Atelier Fen-Yll and speak with Beli for the reward
"The silky-smooth marmot hides! You've brought them! I read up on the sicksa while you were away. It seems there is one distinctive difference between the hide of the legendary beast and the bristletail marmot. Come, let us see what we have."
"It's...real? Gods be good, it's real! Do you know what this means!? The sicksa! The sicksa is real! We must tell─ Oh dear, no... Think of it. If Eorzea were to come to know of its existence, surely it would be hunted to extinction. The Leatherworkers' Guild would be in a frenzy to fashion some new shoe or armor out of its hide. But it has existed peacefully alongside us for all these years without once intruding on our daily lives... We must protect its secret! My friend, please, forget all that you have heard here. Forget the sicksa. It is safer that it exist as a legend in the minds of men. So long as you and I do not speak of what we've learned here this day, the sicksa can continue to live as it has─as the Twelve intended. I will tell my patron that he has naught but a cheap replica on his hands. Swear to me you will not tell a soul. Take this, and swear it!"
You obtain a sheepskin subligar (brown).
“The Search for Sicksa” complete!
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