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Q'nahli

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  • Birthday 08/10/1991
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    An Archer's Arrows

    Hey everyone! I have two questions regarding an archer's arrows: does an archer create the effects of windbite, flame arrow, and venombite through aether manipulation? If so, could an archer theoretically imbue their arrows with ice aspected aether or lightning aspected aether? I'm wondering because I've been getting mixed messages from quests and general lore. When the player learns windbite, the dialogue implies aether is involved, but I'm not sure about venombite. Also, flame arrows seems to only be a thing when the archer has oiled arrows or has a conjurer with them to imbue their arrows with fire (as seen in he 1.0 opening cut scene). Also, in 1.0 bars had to have levels in Conjurer, but I'm not sure if that has any relevance. Thanks in advance for any and all answers!
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    Your Character and Guilty Pleasures

    Nahli has a few guilty pleasures, the chief among them is reading smut or admiring lewd art. She also likes to play games of chance (especially if dice are involved), but she doesn't like gambling, so she rarely is able to play.
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    Bard Lore and Questions

    Alright, I have one final question! Do the Bard songs involve aether at all?
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    Bard Lore and Questions

    From what I've seen, there are bards, and then there are Bards. The difference being that the first sings and plays music to entertain. The second is as Jehantel describes: A battle-hardened archery who sings in combat to inspire their allies to ever great heights of martial prowess. While they may do the same things as the former, the archery and all that is also a core part of their identity. I was also under the assumption that unless you are trained to be a Bard, you cannot use your music to empower other people. Of course, I am not exactly sure of how bardic music works in FF XIV. I always assumed that the Bard weaves Aether into their song to produce an effect that imbues those who hear said song. Nahli's aspiration is to be a Bard. I have just seen lots of different conflicts stories about becoming a Job. Such as: You must be part of the Godsquiver' or no, you won't even be considered. Or that you need a soul crystal to learn any of the songs in a reasonable amount of time. So far, I have RPed that she is learning Swiftsong (The ability to use song to grant allies a burst of speed) and has abilities that are shown by most Archer NPCs. I've left it open so that if the need arises, she can be given a Soul Crystal should the story progress. My original intentions were that she learns without one. As far as her total abilities, I like to keep her within NPC range. Which brings up another question. Every Bard NPC seen in game has an ability called Voice of Valor. Is it possible for a character ICly to learn this ability? Sorry for all of this. I just wanted to make sure to iron out any wrinkles in my character's story. I do want her to be a Job, but I want it to be well within reason. P.S - Thank you Sounsyy! So enlightening! P.S.S - It would seem that the songs of eld have their own words, verses, and refrains. So you would need to have a soul crystal. Does this mean that abilities such as voice of valor would need a soul crystal as well? It isn't explained if the other bards have one or not.
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    Bard Lore and Questions

    So, I've been meaning to find out all I can about the lore on Bards in XIV. So far, it has been a bit of a chore. From what I have seen from the lore buffs here, the bard that we play as a job in game has fallen into disuse 100 years prior to the start of the game. Now, that has changed recently with Jehantel training some of the Godsquiver' to be bards. I am still have trouble with how one would learn how to be a 'true bard'. So far, I have RPed my character, Nahli, as having a mentor who is an elderly man that was one of the few remaining bards. She has just been taken under his wing, though she met him when she was a little girl after her Mother and her moved to the Shroud. She doesn't remember him. Is this even okay to happen? This mentor is not the Godsbow. I RP him as having powers shown by most Bard NPCs. Nahli will have similar skills. I know these things: - Moogles supposedly can teach you to be a bard if they like you. - Being a bard went 'out of style' during the Autumn War 100 years ago. - Recently there has been a revival thanks to the Warrior of Light and Jehantel. Questions: - Do you need a soul crystal to be a bard? - Are there any other bards out there other than the Godsbow? - Is it alright to RP my bard with the powers of a typical NPC after she has learned to use those powers? Thanks for your time everyone!
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    She sings, her voice strong and proud. The song she plays if soft, but it carries through the cavern, echoing along the walls. Though night is approaching, the cave seems to brighten. Mayhaps it is the mood? Ala Mihgo fell. ♪ So the scholars tell. ♪ But what they say not. ♪ Is that their pride shant rot. ♪ Still strong and stout. ♪ Their Lances still they tout. ♪ No loss shall lay them low. ♪ Stand they shall and strike a blow. ♪ For them death holds no sting. ♪ Nay, only of victory shall they sing. ♪ Her fingers pluck the strings of her lyre-harp. The miqo'te's eyes are closed, her training guiding her fingers. Soon the banners shall be held high. ♪ The time for battle shall soon be nigh. ♪ Lances will strike the Garleans down. ♪ In blood will Ala Mihgo's enemies drown. ♪ Many harsh days are to come. ♪ But with Hope do the hearts of Ala Mihgo drum. ♪ The fire within their souls will never falter. ♪ The Garleans will burn upon Rhalgar's altar. ♪ They will be driven from the land. ♪ Take heart, victory is soon at hand. ♪ There is no flourish at the end of this triumphant, and mayhaps even violent song. Nahli watches the reactions of those that gathered. One or two may nod, the rest seem resolute, cheered somewhat by the song.
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    Nahli sits back up, her smile only growing. "Your faith in me is refreshing. I will make sure that it isn't misplaced." She takes up her lyre-harp again, and strums the course with the flourish of a deft hand. "I intend to make the most of life. Just as I intend to play tonight." The miqo'te springs up from her pad and makes her way to an open place in the cavern. A few faces here and there look up from whatever they are doing to look her way. Some get up and wander over. The bardess sits, settling her lyre-harp against her side. She plucks a few strings in sucession, closing her eyes, as she begins to play.
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    Nahli would open her mouth to answer, only to find that Odette answering before she could get a word out. She opted to smile instead. "I am fiercely glad that you found some good in those days. I do not believe I could imagine a dour Odette." Setting her lyre-harp gently to the side, she takes up the offered flask, taking a healthy pull. The liquor burned going down, causing the miqo to cough and sputter. "Ahem...Gods...I think I shall stick to honey mead." She would sit back, pulling the bottom of her breeches out of her boots. "I've always been fascinated with song, and I always loved to sing and dance when I was little. I supposed I am blessed in a way. I still have that love, that passion for song. That is something that can never be taken. You have a similar passion. If you didn't, you wouldn't still be singing and playing." Now comfortable, Nahli would lay back on her pad, staring up at the dark ceiling of the cavern. A small laugh slips from her. "I do not think I am ready for such a feat. I am good as an archer, aye, but I do not know if I am -that- good. Some day mayhap. Some day mayhaps I will be as good as Gilbert the Godsbow."
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    With a smile, Nahli rests her lyre-harp against her side and strums the course, producing a pretty melody that resounds throughout the cavern. She plays a small, soothing ditty for anyone close enough to hear. A song that put the hearts and minds of those at ease. How long, Nahli wondered, had these people slept with naught but the cries of beasts and the wail of the desert winds? Too long, she thought, but no longer. They all deserved a small respite. Even as she played, she also listened, one ear splayed to the side, the other forward. The song was soft enough not to drown out Odette's story. She could only imagine what it would be like to have little to do but learn how to play. A sorrowful expression crosses Nahli's face for but a moment, though her music plays the same. "It was time well spent, so I say. You are more accomplished than most minstrels I have met." The miqo'te lays her hands across the strings of her lyre-harp to still them, rendering the melody quiet for the time being. She takes her own time to consider the tale of how she learned, and a smile plays on her lips at the memories. "It was just after my seventh name day. My Mother asked me to go to the market in Gridania. I ran into a man there. A hyur with little but an Eorzean Lyre-Harp and a bow. He said that I had the heart of a bard, and that with that heart I could inspire people. Touch their souls in ways that others could not. From that day forth I poured my time into the study of word, song, verse, and the bow. The art of being a bard has been lost over the years. Many assume a bard to be a traveling performer who plays for commoners and kings. The Bards of Eld were hardened bowmen, who sang in combat to inspire their allies to great feats. I wish to be just like them. I will be just like them. Anyroad, I joined the Adders when I came of age, and recently I was taken under the wing of the man who mentors me now. He was one of the last few bards to remain." She winks, "Of course, I use my talents for more than just combat. A well placed song can be a thousand times more effective than any blade."
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    Nahli nods, "I understand that. Ul'dah and Gridania have done nothing to help matters though. They won't help, so I will. It is something. To me, that's better than nothing. Mayhaps a song will inspire them. Bring that fire back into their hearts and souls." She says just as quietly, pulling her lyre-harp into her lap. With deft fingers, she fiddles with the tuning pins, every now and then plucking a string to check the sound it produces. The instrument was lovingly crafted from wood of the highest quality, probably harvested from the Black Shroud, and it is plain that Nahli tended to it well. After a few moments of playing with her lyre-harp, she speaks again, glancing over at Odette, "Where did you learn to play, if I may ask?" She peers searchingly at her traveling companion, knowing well that the subject could be touchy.
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    Nahli covers a smile at Bayard's antics, her feline eyes dancing. "Seems like he has taken a fancy to Leafsong." She looks to Odette who is in tow, her expression one of appreciation. "Thank you. It means much to me. Not everyone has allies, nay, friends as good as the Jackals." Each step echoed down the corridor, before long they came to the cavern where they would be staying. It was cool, and dark, lit by torches. The flames within flickered and danced, casting light over the walls. People sat about, sharpening weapons, sleeping, practicing swordplay. Many wore dour or angry expressions. They had been dealt a poor hand, and no one was willing to help them. They found their way to the open area where they would stay. Nahli would set down the saddlebags and begin unpacking the few belongings she had brought. A sleeping bag, a few potions, some bandages, her bowstring, rations and a few other odds and ends was all she had on this outing. "Last time I went on an outing I brought my whole room. Miir kept poking fun at me for it. Lots of unnecessary shite. I have been working on changing that." She sits back, pulling off her hat, her light skin glistening with sweat. "I am happy to be here. Despite all that is happening, I am glad to lift these people's hearts. Some call it pity. I'm not here because I pity them. I am here because they have nothing, and mayhap for a moment they can forget that in my songs. Mayhap from my songs they can glean a shred of hope for the future."
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    ((Thank yooooou! ))
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    "Right, off you both go." Both of the Highlanders step back to their posts as the pair passes, awaiting the next traveler to approach. "Aye, but if he were to be taken out of the picture in any way, I would be the first suspect to have a hand. He has the gil to cause plenty of trouble, even if he dies. Of course, mayhaps any retribution aimed will die with him. Who knows?" She says with a shrug as they pass through the gates. Nahli guides her chocobo to the nearest watering trough and slides out of the mount. "Good girl." She whispers, making sure to get the bird watered and fed. The miqo'te begins to unlace the saddlebags on her 'bo. "We can set up a spot for ourselves over on the upper level." With a grunt, she slings the bags over her shoulder, snatching up her bow. While they are unloading, they draw a few stares, but it isn't uncommon to see adventurers in Little Ala Mihgo as of late. A few nod to Nahli if they pass, and she would nod in return. Leafsong eats and drinks, cooing in satisfaction. "Shall we?" She says, gesturing towards the tunnel that leads to the cavern they would be staying in.
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    "I will ask then. Do some leg work. Mayhaps even look into those who were on duty up at Camp Bronzelake. If I can find a lead, I will take it." The bit of hope brings a small smile to her lips, but the worry hasn't been banished, not completely anyway. She shakes her head at Odette, her smile becoming sad, "Sadly, I cannot tell you where he makes his home. It appears that he moves around a lot to prevent himself from being found by his enemies. To make matters worse, he is a Thaumaturge. Tal said he decimated an Amalj'aa ambush all by himself." The grow close to the gates of Little Ala Mihgo as they converse, the entrance would soon loom before them. "He also seems the sort to punish those who meddle in his business. It is why Aeron did not want to put his name to this. He did not want to draw the Jackals into another fight against a foe with great resources. I understand. Seeing half of the shite the Jackals have to deal with, I cannot blame him. Between Garleans and Cults and all that, another enemy may be too much for us to handle. I will figure it out. If I have to, I will put an arrow into the Lala's eye and be done with it." Finally, they arrive at the gates of Little Ala Mihgo. Two guards, a man and a woman step before them wearing harnesses and subligars, each holding a wicked lance. "Speak your names and your business in Little Ala Mihgo." Nahli would pull her lyre from a pouch on Leafsong's side, "I am Q'nahli. I have performed here before." She would put on a smile, looking to Odette and Bayard.
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    Music for Little Ala Mihgo [Closed]

    Nahli shakes her head, "No. They divulged no other details to me. Just that he was patrolling Upper La Noscea up by Camp Bronzelake, and that he never reported back in. Talen is the flighty sort, but he wouldn't up and abandon the Maelstrom, especially since he knows he would get an earboxing from myself if he did." She sighs, "I may go search for him after the Festival, but I doubt I will find anything..." The miqo'te leans against Leafsong, turning to Odette, "Some context is in order though. Talen, my friend, was an assassin. Worked for a merchant in Ul'dah. A ruthless Dunesfolk know as Tasarth Vasarth. Weird name for a lalafell..." She remarks, almost as a side note. "I convinced Talen to turn himself around. Tasarth did not take kindly to my meddling." Her worried expression contorts into one of anger. "He said he would kill Tal, but that it was not anything personal. Just business." She clutches the reigns of her 'bo so hard that her knuckles turn white and pop softly. "I guess that even life and death is just business to the merchants of Ul'dah."
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