Heavensward 3.0 Story Part 8: Gnatastrophe in the Dravarian Forelands

As Ysa had agreed to join us – she wanted the same as us: peace between dragons and humans – we left the icy Coerthas Highlands and traveled to the Dravarian Forelands.

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Giant trees were growing there. The roots had the perfect sized for Lalafell appartements! ö.ö

We met with some local dude in a town called Failfeather. He gave us some hints about where the dragons were currently located.

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Please have a look at Estinien in above picture. He’s like.. becoming one with the wall! o.o;;;

Turns out, Ysa grew up in that town for some time! O.O;;

Anyway, Alphi hesitated again. Gawd. I told him, we’d find out the truth eventually and with that, we could start an actual attempts in restoring peace with the dragons.

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But first, I had to secure the old ruins of a place called Dusk Vigil. It was an old stronghold originally used to protect Coerthas from any evasion from the Dravarian lands.

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Now it was full of monsters, animals and zombies!

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The boss of that place was an angry Gryphon.

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His hobby was smashing statues and he was angry that the statues didn’t grow back their heads. So he was looking for other prey…

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After slapping the Gryphon real hard, he gave up on that place and flew away.

Then, we finally went to meet actual smart dragons. Or so I thought.

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We talked to their gatekeeper. He wouldn’t let us pass.

For sure he did not believe that we wanted peace when Estinien was carrying Nidhogg’s eye…

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The gatekeeper sent us on a journey: If we helped the dragons enough, they would allow our presence in their home for more than a day. Otherwise, they’d eat us alive.


First thing I discovered was a suspicious looking statue. it looked like a giant… Chocobo flute?

When I tried it out, no tune came out of it. 10 seconds later, a Porter Chocobo landed next to me, waiting for me to hop on! o.o; How handy!

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I didn’t need that service yet but it might come in handy at some point.

To progress with the dragon conflict, I asked around if anything had been troubling the dragons.

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Turns out, the Gnaths were always an unwelcomed thorn in the territory of the dragons. But the dragons didn’t invade or slay them because the Gnaths had the protection of a Primal!

Why does every beastmen tribe have a goddamn primal? <.<

We gathered some information blabla, a few hours later, we met with a group of Gnaths that seemed different.

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They took us to their small camp outside of the hive of the other Gnaths.

These Gnaths were dropout who were not connected to the others through their minds. Within a Hive, they all counted as one big collective. If you were unable to connect to the Great One’s thoughts and commands, you were cast out to die. Just that they didn’t die but rather started having their own thoughts, beliefs and their own little community.

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We had bribed them with delicious food and now they would invite Adventurers to their home in order to get more food offerings. Quite smart.

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Anyway, they helped us come up with a plan to infiltrate the hive and to confront their Primal.

Ysa and me were to walk into the hive, get captured and lead to their Boss.

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It all worked according to our plan.

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We were brought into a big underground cave.

Suddenly, swords emerged of a giant flame explosion!

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And then, IT emerged.

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It was Ravana, the bug primal and boss of the Gnaths.

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Ysa and me only needed to defeat him to free the Gnaths and to show the dragons that we were indeed really useful to them. Then, we could negotiate a peace contract with the dragons. Eorzea would be safe again. Yay! Easy plan.

Of course, it didn’t turn out as planned.


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