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#1 Oct 12 2009 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Just a quick thing I wrote up since I was bored and didn't want to write my midterm paper. Its not great, but enjoy it anyway.



Final Fantasy XIV
The Beginnings

It was impossible to ignore the gong of the bells in the near distance. I glanced over my shoulder to find a large ship pulling in from its long voyage through the five seas of Eorzea. Past this ship was the crystal-blue ocean that extended into the horizon to meet the light-blue sky, patched with blots of white clouds. The sun reflected rainbows as the mist from distanced waterfalls rose up into the sky. I was finally here, in the great thalassocracy of Limsa Lominsa.

I strolled down through the various bridges and walkways constructed of old ship parts and as I looked over the railings of rope down to the rough jagged rocks below, I found intimidating lizard-like creatures gripping the rocks. They appeared to have razor-sharp claws and with two small wings on their backs. I then recalled a sailor telling me about them and how they would fly by you and snatch up anything that resembled food. They were called Puk.

Continuing my journey through the wooden planks, I came across a ferry. I saw many adventurers of all sorts; many equipped with exotic weaponry and garbed in complex suits of armor, waiting anxiously to embark through the lush greenery of the mainland. I looked down at my attire. That of a typical sailor, equipped with nothing but a dagger. As the ferry arrived I made my way across the plank and climbed my way up onto the deck. The ferry got closer and closer to the dock leading onto the mainland. As I looked at the dock, surrounded in greenery, something dashed through the bushes and disappeared as fast as I saw it.

Getting off the ferry with the sound of clanking from the adventurer’s gear, I went to examine the bushes. As I got close I noticed a large crystal like object to my left where many other adventurers were also gathering. I diverted my attention and turned to approach it as a small band of adventurers ran by me holding what seemed like a small rectangular plate, covered with stained-crystal pieces. I overheard adventurers referring to the Aetheryte and assumed that this large crystal was it. Curiously walking closer, I found a Guildmaster not too far away, a wise and tall Hyur, sitting within a tent with a great number of these rectangular objects on his make-shift table.

I was excited to find that this was a place to receive Guildleves and take on quests for the gods of Eorzea. The Guildmaster looked me over from head to toe, pondered in his head for what seemed like many hours and finally handed me the Guildleve of Diligence. My objective, to find an Opo-Opo and bring back its tail. Immediately my mind flashed back to the movement in the bushes I saw earlier.

I searched and searched in these bushes until I moved further in where the shrubbery evolved into tall trees. It wasn’t until I looked behind an old looking trunk did I find a small Opo-Opo digging into the ground for food. It looked up at me with its ogling eyes and I realized that I was too close. Another two Opo-Opo appeared, one from above and another from within the bushes, both taking an offensive stance. They surrounded me and as I brandished my dagger, an Opo-Opo lunged at me with its sharp claws only to meet its end, with the other two meeting the same fate. I barely escaped that skirmish, but managed to get what I needed.

I cautiously gathered what other material I could from them before departing. I knew that these could be useful for acquiring better equipment, a priority I must set before going off for another mission. I made my way back to the Aetheryte to hand in my tail for a good pouch of 200 gil. Tying the pouch to my belt, I approached the enormous shard that was probably as tall as seven Lalafell combined and teleported back to Limsa Lominsa where I stayed at the Tavern of Spirits to prepare for the next day, knowing that this was only the beginning.


#2 Oct 12 2009 at 8:41 PM Rating: Good
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Nice, that was a good story.
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#3 Oct 12 2009 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Awesome. Butcher a bunch of defenseless animals and cut off their limbs for 200G. I never could stand these quests and harmless mobs SE is so fond off, bet it's the same in-game. /disgusted
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#4 Oct 13 2009 at 6:49 AM Rating: Good
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Pluelf wrote:
Awesome. Butcher a bunch of defenseless animals and cut off their limbs for 200G. I never could stand these quests and harmless mobs SE is so fond off, bet it's the same in-game. /disgusted
Sure, they're defenseless now. Remember those defenseless rarabs just outside Windurst?
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#5 Oct 13 2009 at 7:02 AM Rating: Excellent
lolgaxe wrote:
Pluelf wrote:
Awesome. Butcher a bunch of defenseless animals and cut off their limbs for 200G. I never could stand these quests and harmless mobs SE is so fond off, bet it's the same in-game. /disgusted
Sure, they're defenseless now. Remember those defenseless rarabs just outside Windurst?
And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceedest on to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." Amen.

It seemed appropriate. Smiley: nod
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#6 Oct 13 2009 at 7:47 AM Rating: Good
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Ralrra the Flatulent wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Pluelf wrote:
Awesome. Butcher a bunch of defenseless animals and cut off their limbs for 200G. I never could stand these quests and harmless mobs SE is so fond off, bet it's the same in-game. /disgusted
Sure, they're defenseless now. Remember those defenseless rarabs just outside Windurst?
And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceedest on to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." Amen.

It seemed appropriate. Smiley: nod


Lol I thought the exact same thing! I was just about to post a link until I saw your post.

Ah sod it! There is a reason to kill those bunnies now rather than later: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

Edited, Oct 13th 2009 1:47pm by GenryuOfBahamut
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