FFXIV Main Scenario Quest Walkthrough: Whispers in the Wood
Whispers in the Wood is the FFXIV main scenario quest available at class level 10 for adventurers in Gridania. In this walkthrough, find out where to go and who to talk to for this quest. This is a walkthrough, not a story summary.
Whispers in the Wood Quest Part 1: The Mask
Start the Whispers in the Wood quest by talking to Miounne at the Adventurers' Guild and watching a cutscene.
Head over to the Carpenters' Guild. In the Guild, talk to A'naidjaa, behind the front desk. This will start a cutscene. Note how creepy all of the masks are, because they have black holes instead of eyes. This becomes a disturbing theme throughout this quest.
At the end of the cutscene you enter an instance. Leave the Guild hall and head around to the left, being careful to not leave the instance. A cutscene will automatically being. After the cutscene, talk to Fye, the young girl standing dead ahead. To start the next cutscene, just run back the way you came; it will begin automatically. Once that cutscene is done, the instance is over and the NPC linkpearl is glowing - Miounne would like to have a talk.
Whispers in the Wood Quest Part 2: A Berry Good Time
Via the NPC Linkpearl, Miounne sends you to the Botanists' Guild, which became a familiar place in the last FFXIV main scenario quest.
As you approach the steps of the Botanists' Guild, a cutscene will begin. E-Sumi-Yan sends you into the woods to pick berries. Not to worry, no actual picking of berries occurs; it's all done via an extremely cute cutscene.
Head out the White Wolf Gate and follow the path to the location that E-Sumi-Yan marked on the map. (To look at the map location in game, go to the journal, select the Whispers in the Wood quest, and click on the 'map' button at the bottom of the window.)
When you reach the location a cutscene begins automatically. At the end of the cutscene you are in an instance. Immediately run farther into it or risk being dumped out of the instance, since it spawns with you on the very edge. A little way forward, another cutscene begins. Apparently not all botany is welcome in the woods that surround Gridania - trouble is stirring. The Moogle gives you an errand - taking a message back to the Botanists' Guild.
Whispers in the Wood Quest Part 3: Diversion at the Archers' Guild
Return to Gridania and go back to the Botanists' Guild. Go inside the guild and talk to Opyltyl behind the desk again. This will start a cutscene.
When the cutscene is over, the NPC linkpearl starts to glow; talk to Miounne and she lets you know that the archers have been looking for you. She sends you to the Archers' Guild. Talk to Nonolato at the front desk to start the cutscene. Head into the back room; another cutscene begins automatically.
Miounne recalls you to the Adventurers' Guild via the NPC linkpearl. Talk to her and get a 15K gil reward - another FFXIV main scenario quest complete!