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So, I'm a Gladiator without a Linkshell here in Lindblum and I can't seem to find any decent weapons. . . anywhere. I've been in and out of the wards (which drastically dropped in population since yesterday's maintenance. . . what's up with that?) and I have browsed through nearly every character's items that I have seen in cities and camps around Limsa Lominsa and have found nothing but high level stuff. I even approached a level 43 blacksmith at the guild in LL and asked her to make me a Bronze Spatha and was turned away because neither of us had the materials. Should I have had them readily available for her? At my rank it would be kind of hard to find those materials, however at her rank I imagine it couldn't have been very hard to make them. . . dunno maybe i'm missin something there. Anyway my frustration is that I am at rank 15 and I am still running around with my weathered gladius. I feel like I need a better blade already! So I was wondering if anyone had any helpful info or even if someone could make me a weapon that's around my rank (I mean I can get gil. lol.). Any tips or favors would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!