In FFXI, the Shiva and Garuda were my favorite summons. Must be the whole girl power thing.. lol, but they were the ones I used the very most on summoner. In FFXI, Garuda’s back story was one of affection and courage where Garuda braved a journey based in folklore in order to save her caretaker prince whom she loved.
Things change and as such so has the feeling of Garuda’s back story in FFXIV.
Taken from the Lodestone announcement –
Worshipped by the Ixal, this capricious primal commands the winds. A figure equal parts woman and avian, Garuda calls the sky her dominion and the storms her servants.
Ixali teachings portray Garuda as the Empress of Birds. In the age of myth, she slew the malevolent Lord of Snakes, ending his foul attempt to bind the world’s creatures to the earth. It was through this deed that birds might now soar freely amid the clouds. The ferocity of the battle, however, left the victorious Garuda sorely wounded. She feasted on the carcass of the reptilian king to restore her strength, and, with her wounds thus healed, once again took wing. Legends say that Garuda’s bloody banquet, whilst healing her physical form, also left her with a taste for the flesh of land-bound mortals…
Thus for the flightless Ixal who claim kinship with birds, their bloodthirsty guardian deity is a source of both rapture and terror.
This fight looks amazing to me. I would love to get the bow for my archer, but honestly I don’t forsee it happening for quite some time.. lol, and that’s ok, I just want to participate in this at some point.
The battle looks tough.. it looks like one you need to try over and over and pick apart to figure out a good strategy…. I love it!
Here are some of the weapons:
Elusive NPC is Elusive
In other news, Urianger is still on the run and I can’t seem to find him. I’m running out of time to deliver the faded paper to him and his whereabouts continue to be a mystery.
I really love these live events…. I just wish that it was a bit more clear what you are supposed to do.. and that they were a bit more frequent. I have a real fear of missing out on major parts of this progressing story and not finding the adventure that is to be had. All the information I’ve gleaned so far has been from a thread in the FFXIV forums and this Eorzeapedia article.
I just hope I find him in the next day, because after the patch, I bet we’ll be on to the next part. Wish me luck! Good Luck to all those who are in the same predicament!