Continuing the Year of the Horse quest in FFXIV:
So, after all the errands in 3 city-states, we’re moving onto the conclusion of the event quest. The Uma Bugyo has to face-off with the “enemy” Chocowacker who opposed the introduction of the horses and offended the creature.
Their honey-coated formalities fell apart pretty quickly and escalated into a heated argument. But before it broke out into a real fight, a knight on a white horse, ahem, a knight beside a chocobo, came along to interrupt it.
I almost died laughing when I realized who it was. And yes, I recognized him right away because he is….unique, and I’m a BIG fan of him. He became my best pal since I arrived in Camp Dragonhead for the first time, you know.
I really love his witty reply. It is so him. I love his speech, his reactions, and his emotes. He is so dramatic, as always.
I felt for his indecision because I, too, share the same sentiment. Horse or chocobo, I cannot choose (unless it is a chocobo CHICK, then I immediately pick the chocobo chick, LOL).
Now he starts…..
Are you freaking kidding me!? LOL.
He did a /welcome motion in this one, and Elezen’s /welcome is quite….intimidating. Also, my screenshot caught him at a bad moment, too much white of the eyes were showing, making him look even scarier LOL!! So I tried again on another character and got the one below. Erm, just a little bit better.
Haha, the Chief Chocowacker cannot stand his….vague, imagination-igniting, possibly-suggestive speech. Sometimes I feel like Haurchefant is using a subtle, borderline harassment kind of talk when he talks to me. But it could just be that he’s too open and too direct with his speech. Doesn’t matter, I like him A LOT.
Bye, see you! <3
Happy New Turn for everyone! Enjoy the year of the horse! ^_^
The whole NPC dialogues went as follows:
Uma Bugyo: In honor and glory do we first lay eyes on each other. You are that which is called the chief of chocowackers by Eorzeans and outlanders alike. I am the uma bugyo.
Chief Chocowacker: Thank you for coming, esteemed visitor from the Far East. Let’s settle this thing once and for all, shall we?
Chief Chocowacker: A truly magnificent chocobo is about to arrive in these stables. After that, we can both go home because it will be pretty clear even to you that we’ve no need of horses in Eorzea!
Uma Bugyo: Your initial courtesy was as a thin soup before a meal of bones. You speak of things becoming clear, m’lady, but there is no clarity in your own mind─only folly.
Uma Bugyo: Thanks to this adventurer most beautiful, fleet, and powerful, Eorzea desires to know more of the horse. Is that not clear to you?
Chief Chocowacker: Excuse me!? You think a cheap stunt like that means anything? The last girl to put on a funny hat and clown about was selling lardy cakes, and people talked about that for a few days, too!
Uma Bugyo: Funny hat!? A work of high art and cunning craft this is, and in the image of mine own courser fair. Oh, the scurrilousness!
Chief Chocowacker: The scurry-what!? Nobody in Eorzea even understands what you’re saying! As for your precious horses, they’re just unicorns with a big empty forehead. Hornless! Hornless!
???: Abandon your quarrel, your tongues are sharp enough to shave an urchin!
???: Treespeak sends for the finest chocobo in Coerthas, and I have brought it thus… Now, what ails you that you would keep me waiting?
Chief Chocowacker: But that armor is Haurche─ …No, that can’t be. Excuse me, who are you? I didn’t send for a horse-head to deliver my chocobo!
Knight Exemplar: Well, if you cannot name me, I have no name to claim! The helm I bought off a passing adventurer. It has a certain…vigor that appealed to me.
Knight Exemplar: Esteemed visitor from the East, I have the honor to have been born under the unicorn sigil of a proud house. Horn or no, I know the love you bear for the mount of your homeland.
Knight Exemplar: The supple muscles under the silky coat, the music of the hooves…the velvet of the muzzle, and the inscrutable black sea of their eyes. Ah, the horse!
Knight Exemplar: But I am also a man of Coerthas, where the love of chocobos runs as deep as their bloodline runs pure. Which is better, bird or horse? I could not say.
Uma Bugyo: You could not say? Exactly useless, then, was that soliloquy! M’lord seems not to comprehend that I am now honor-bound to prove the horse superior to this…this chit!
Knight Exemplar: Then your honor is forfeit, as is hers. The finest creature here is neither the horse nor the chocobo…
Knight Exemplar: …but my trusted comrade of many adventures, Aleczan!
Knight Exemplar: Look at the scars upon her kabuto. How mightily she must have toiled to become a horse…and against all odds, succeed!
Knight Exemplar: The docility to accept well-nigh impossible commands, the physical talents to carry them out─to a warrior born such as I, there are no virtues greater in a steed!
Knight Exemplar: I say, be my personal steed! There will be none greater, furred or feathered. The finest carrots you will have. Your feet I will scrape, and…
Chief Chocowacker: Uh, Lord Haur─I mean, Lord No-name, I think you made your point. You can stop now. Please.
Uma Bugyo: I must agree with m’lady here. If we agree to discuss the matter at some later and calmer time, m’lord, will you refrain from further flying of fancies?
Knight Exemplar: Well, if you are in agreement, I see no further need for my presence here. I shall take the chocobo and return north.
Knight Exemplar: Aleczan, we were well met again. You will one day make your way back to our camp, I trust? We will sit by the fire and talk of glory and adventure!
Knight Exemplar: May the new turn be a blessed one!
“Thank Heavensturn for You” objective fulfilled!
Uma Bugyo: In rue and chagrin do I face you after such fit of temper. I tremble to think what reckless words may have tumbled from this mouth without the Ishgardian lord’s interruption.
Uma Bugyo: Curious it is how the best of intentions curdle so quickly into an act of spite. M’lady has much to teach me in the clean-breaking ways of the spinning hairball.
Uma Bugyo: The chief of chocowackers also regrets her rash words. In tranquility and amity we have determined to meet again, to search for a two-beast solution.
Uma Bugyo: The people have seen, the people have spoken─all thanks to m’lady. The way is open for the horse, and someday, with the chocowackers’ assent, we shall canter into Eorzea.
Uma Bugyo: Much has been asked of m’lady adventurer, yet more has been given by her. Accept this Heavensturn dish, traditional in the East, as a token of our friendship and promise.
Uma Bugyo: May the new turn be a blessed one for you, for you from the Far East we pray.
“Thank Heavensturn for You” complete!
You obtain a bowl of zoni.
You earn the achievement “Horsing About”!