The Skye’s The Limit

A Final Fantasy XIV Travelogue

Today’s Grimoire Entry

Mon Grimoire,

Today was the day in which I would take my next test for the Guild. In the baking heat of Drybone’s sun, I walked, the desert stretching endlessly before me. In time, I found my way to the rendezvous point. Sellswords passed by, as I waited in the bushes, their effrayant blades and bows made… far less threatening by their choice of bright purple clothing.

Skye Graneterre, a Duskwight Elezen, stands with Cocobusi as they square off against the Temperance of the Alacran in Final Fantasy XIV

But I ventured forth, to find the accursed Mormo’s Urn. As I was about to destroy it, a voice cried out, “attendre!” It was Cocobusi, the alchemist. He wanted to prove his value to his siblings, and asked to destroy the urn, himself. As we talked, the not-so-fearsome Temperance of the Alacran closed in, intending to take advantage of the moment. Hah! Des imbéciles! They tasted the fury of my fire and ice, falling in no time.

With the Alacrans subdued, Cocobusi and I returned to our duties… or we should have. I am sorry, I should not speak ill of Cocobusi, but I must! I just must! C’est un idiot!

The urn came to life as Mormo spoke. The same Mormo that the Ossuary warned repeatedly was pure evil. Cocobusi did not listen. He fell victim to the spirit’s hollow words and opened that stupid urn! He began acting strangely immediately! Agh! Le crétin! Grimoire, I respect my masters, but their brother is as dumb as a bag of rocks… and my friend had a pet golem growing up! 

Cocobusi stands with Morno's Urn in Final Fantasy XIV

But anyway! That is not my problem right now, though I fear it will be before long. At the present, other duties were to be taken. There were needs for copper and zinc with the guild, and a request for a clothing delivery at the shipping depot. These were a nice way to relieve my anger at ce stupide Cocobusi and to better learn my crafts.

Then there was the matter of Leoric’s delivery. Once my anger was quelled, and my pocket jingled with coin, I traveled to Horizon, where Fufulpa could scarcely believe that this day had come. He asked that I travel to the Foothills, and from there, I would be sent to Crescent cove to report.

Skye Graneterre, a Duskwight Elezen, stands in the Arrzaneth Ossuary in Final Fantasy XIV

But, before that, I met a most curious woman named Swyrgeim, who would give me most merveilleuse gifts! She adored the taste of orange juice… and for granting her request for this, she would teach me about dying and Glamours to help ensure that my day would end on a happy note.

Also, I must admit: the view from the beach was simply belle.

Skye Graneterre, a Duskwight Elezen, poses at sunset at Crescent Cove in Final Fantasy XIV

~Bonsoir

Today’s Blog Post

While the plot is finally starting to pick up on several fronts, I have to admit that today’s big takeaway came in the form of Glamours and Dyes.

Dyes are, a the name implies, a means of coloring items or armors to match your particular tastes. It’s not the most exciting of customizations, for sure, but it could go a long way toward making certain outfits a bit less… garish. In particular, if you go back a few days, you’ll notice that Skye was wearing an ugly yellow tunic in several screenshots. To be honest, the style… while not great, would’ve been workable had the color been, say, blue or red. And good use of dyes could ensure that these fashion disasters don’t arise again.

Or, I could go one better in this case, and work with Glamours. Glamours are a wonderful addition to the game, that allows you to set an outfit’s appearance to an item known as a Glamour Plate – this will then allow you to basically skin your character in a that you like, without having to take a hit on defense. While I haven’t exactly explored this end of things yet, I’ll be doing so in the next update.

Skye Grandeterre is a Duskwight Elezen character played by Samantha Ferreira. She currently resides on the Zalera server on the Aether Data Center.

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