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An Empty Vessel

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An Empty Vessel
Required Fame Aht Urhgan Fame Level: Unknown
Starting NPC Waoud, Aht Urhgan Whitegate (J-10)
Pack None
Title Bearer of the Mark of Zahak
Repeatable No
Description There is a rare treasure in the "Middle Lands" that Waoud needs someone to obtain for him...
Previous Quest Next Quest
None Beginnings
Requirements
Rewards
Mark of Zahak
Ability to become a Blue Mage.


Walkthrough

  • Speak to Waoud, he will offer to give you a divination, he will ask the follow questions. It is possible to not progress further in the quest, if you do not, you will have the option to try again the next game day. Below is a listing of the questions and answers, the answers in bold are the ones that I have used on two different characters who progressed to the next part of the quest.
Question Answer 1 Answer 2 Answer 3
What is destiny? Destiny is something that... Is immutable. One forges for oneself. Is unknowable.
Does the accomplishment of a goal require sacrifice and hardship?

Do goals require sacrifice?

Not if you think hard enough. Occasionally. Absolutely.
You hold in your hands a forbidden scroll.

Reading it will bring you untold wisdom, but cost all that you own. Do you...

Read the scroll? Throw the scroll away? Burn the scroll?
If the loss of one life would save ten thousand, would you offer yourself without hesitation? Offer yourself? Offer another...

I have no such courage.

Without hesitation.
Would you choose a tumultuous life where fame or fortune were attainable, or a tranquil life where both were forever beyond your reach?

Which do you choose?

A chaotic life. A tranquil life. A mix of both.
You stand on the precipice between life and death. Would you choose to live life as a beast if it would save you from falling into the shadowy abyss of the underworld? What do you do? If it keeps me from dying... Fall, and keep my humanity. Embrace life as a beast.
A companion in battle turns against you, raising a weapon to attack.

Do you...

Brace for the blow? Try to reason with him? Cut him down?
A loved one is afflicted with a terrible illness and has little time left to live.

You are asked to end that life by your own hand. Do you...

Seek a cure? Leave the world together? Grant the request?
You are in the midst of a fierce battle.

The enemy lying at your feet was once a friend. His breath is ragged and weak. Do you...

Tend to his wounds? End his pain? Ignore your old friend?
A superior to whom you owe a great debt orders you to act in a way that violates your sense of justice. Do you... Try to remove him from power? Carry out the order? Follow your sense of justice?
  • Waoud will not yet accept the item. Leave and re-enter Whitegate and talk to Waoud again at least one game day later and agree to help, answering that his words have moved you to help him.
  • Trade him the item, and he will tell you to go to Aydeewa Subterrane. Enter Aydeewa Subterrane at (I-7) in Bhaflau Thickets, and proceed to the platform at (H-9) for a cutscene. During the cutscene, chose to take his hand to continue.
  • When the cutscene is over, you will be returned to Aht Urhgan Whitegate and able to change to Blue Mage.
  • The above combination of answers does not work for a 75 DRK/NIN.
  • Choosing the 3rd option for all answers commonly works as well.
  • Sunsand is the only requested item that can be purchased at the Auction House under Other/MISC