Back to the Beginning
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- In the last mission you had been asked to go to a nearby Allied fortress, one of the three dungeons near Jeuno: Garlaige Citadel (S), Crawlers' Nest (S), or The Eldieme Necropolis (S).
It is there you can pick up a recommendation letter that is required to join the Allied Campaign.
- There are three potential recommendation letters that may all be obtained, but you may only join one nation at a time.
- Joining San d'Oria:
- Zone in and follow the left wall (at any intersection) until reaching (H-7).
- Make a right at this T-split in the path and then through the gated door.
- Continue running straight ahead until reaching Randecque.
- Joining Windurst:
- Joining Bastok:
Delivering the Letter
- You will have to take at least one these recommendation letters to a town by crossing through several Shadowreign areas.
- Most of the maps in-game will appear the same as they do in the present and will not display any differences, such as new zone lines. The paths are as follows:
- San d'Oria:
- Note: At this point, the maps of Vunkerl Inlet (S), Fort Karugo-Narugo (S), and Grauberg (S) will be absent.
- They may be obtained from quests within the area of the three Allied fortresses and do not require any sort of fighting.
- Once you reach one of the capitals, you will have to prove your worth to whatever faction you intend on joining.
- Allegiance is not dependent on the present. The recommendation letter will be taken and an initial quest will have to be completed.
- Once this is done, you will need to complete two more quests. The initial quest can be canceled and the recommendation letter returned.
- Completing the initial quest will switch your allegiance. Unlike manually switching your allegiance, there is no penalty or cost and no restriction.
- If you wanted to complete all three quest, simply do them in a fashion that places your permanent nation last.
- The two follow-up quests from any nation can be done once any single initial quest has been completed and are optional.
- Speak with Mainchelite (southern (I-9) of Southern San d'Oria (S) ) to begin the quest Steamed Rams.
- Complete the following quests: Gifts of the Griffon and Claws of the Griffon.
- Speak with Miah Riyuh (western (H-9) of Windurst Waters (S) ) to begin the quest Snake on the Plains.
- Complete the following quests: The Tigress Stirs and The Tigress Strikes.
- Speak with Adelbrecht ( (E-8) of Bastok Markets (S) ) to begin the quest The Fighting Fourth.
- Complete the following quests: Better Part of Valor and Fires of Discontent.
- Once a single questline has been completed, touch any of the three Cavernous Maws outside Jeuno in the past to get a cutscene for Cait Sith (Mission). You will receive the title "Cait Sith's Assistant" when it finishes.