Soul of the Ninja prt. 2
As much as I love my kimono, I'm really looking forward to getting proper ninja gear.
Ever the meddler, that Karasu. He scatters my armor across the region in dangerous places for me to retrieve. Thanks dood!
Looks like we aren't the only ones good at gathering intel. Our hideout has been discovered!
He has murdered dozens of people by this point, but this time he's gone too far! He hurt Tsubame! >:(
And now his objective has finally been made clear: he only wanted a worthy opponent.
Oboro leaves to meditate but Tsubame knows him better than this. She asks me to track him, leading me to finding him alone at a waterfall.
He agrees with me and is proud to call me an ally. I simultaneously love and hate these dialogue options though. I know it doesn't vary that much but I'd really like to see what he would say for all these options.
And the story ended there because I let him go alone. Just kidding...
This is actually somewhat of a significant event in the larger story, the Domans crossed the sea en masse seeking refuge in our continent of Eorzea. And here, in this Ninja job specific quest line, you meet the man responsible for that.
Surprise! You had backup!
It's a tough battle as these things tend to be, but Genkai makes for a fun boss fight. He has all your ninja abilities except they're much better. Additionally, he can split himself into three additional copies which are basically shadow clones. But through our combined efforts, we eventually defeat him.
Raise your hand if you thought he actually died.
Well he didn't show up just to tell us he faked his death, he wanted to return the chest piece that completes my Ninja uniform. I guess defeating Genkai was enough of a final test for him.
To FFXIV's credit, they try to pull the come back to us card, but Karasu shuts them down for exactly the right reasons.
And with that, that's the end of the Ninja storyline, at least for now. It actually continues in the expansion that just came out roughly a month ago. I'm not a max level Ninja yet so I'll have to pick it up again later. I also need to post about the rest of the main storyline up to the expansion, although I guess I have to be careful not to spoil @Leo once I catch up to the expansion. I will say there's a moogle village in Heavensward and leave it at that.