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Patch 3.3 New Content Unlock Masterlist

Main Scenario Quests (incl. Sohr Kai and Final Steps of Faith)

Quest Name: The Man Within
The Pillars (X:11.5 Y:11.2)
NPC: House Fortemps Knight

Warring Triad Side Quests

Quest Name: The Fate of Stars
Rising Stones (X:6.1 Y:5.2)
NPC: Unukalhai

The Weeping City of Mach

Quest Name: The Weeping City
The Sea of Clouds (X:6.2 Y:5.8)
NPC: Stacia

Hildebrand Side Quests

Quest Name: The Gigi Situation
Foundation (X:9.9 Y:11.4)
NPC: Cyr

Anima Weapon Side Quest

Quest Name: A Dream Fulfilled
Azys Lla (X:7.4 Y:11.5)
NPC: Ardashir

Hullbreaker Isle (Hard) Unlock Quest

Quest Name: Storming the Hull
Limsa Lominsa – Upper Decks (X:11.0 Y:10.4)
NPC: Denston 

The Minstrel’s Ballad: Nidhogg’s Rage (Nidhogg EX) Unlock Quest

Quest Name: Nidhogg’s Rage
Mor Dhona (X:21.7 Y:8.6)
NPC: Alys

Moogle Beast Tribe Opening Quest

Quest Name: Tricks of the Trade
The Churning Mists (X:27.2 Y:34.5)
NPC: Seething Stonemason

Flowerpot Supplies Vendors

Mist (X:11.0 Y:11.4) – Material Supplier
The Lavender Beds (X:11.9 Y:8.3) – Material Supplier
The Goblet (X:10.9 Y:8.9) – Material Supplier

Where to unlock 3.3 content

To make this slightly easier they’ve now changed the quest icon for quests that unlock something new to this:

However I still wanted to make a list for convenience’s sake so here it is.  Please note this is taken from the preliminary patch notes, so whilst everything is pretty much accurate, there might be some small differences in requirements or locations of npcs, etc. Check the full release if something isn’t where it should be!

Main Scenario - leads to The Final Steps of Faith and Sohr Kai
Quest: The Man Within
The Pillars (X:11.5 Y:11.2)
NPC: House Fortemps Knight

The Minstrel’s Ballad: Nidhogg’s Rage
Quest: Nidhogg’s Rage
Mor Dhona (X:21.7 Y:8.6)
NPC: Alys

The Warring Triad
Quest:  The Fate of Stars
Rising Stones (X:6.1 Y:5.2)
NPC: Unukalhai

The Weeping City of Mhach
Quest: The Weeping City
The Sea of Clouds (X:6.2 Y:5.8)
NPC: Stacia

Hullbreaker Isle (Hard)
Quest: Storming the Hull
Limsa Lominsa – Upper Decks (X:11.0 Y:10.4)
NPC: Denston

Moogle Beast Tribe Quests
Quest: Tricks of the Trade
The Churning Mists (X:27.2 Y:34.5)
NPC: Seething Stonemason
NOTE: This also requires you to be at least a level 50 Disciple of the Hand, and to have completed the main scenario quest “Into the Aery” and the quest “Laying the First Brick.” The latter is at the end of quite a long chain of sidequests in the Churning Mists which I know some people may have avoided, so I thought it was worth mentioning.

Side story quests
Quest:  The Paths We Walk
Fortemps Manor (X:6.0 Y:6.0)
NPC: House Fortemps Manservant

Hildibrand
Quest:  The Gigi Situation
Foundation (X:9.9 Y:11.4)
NPC: Cyr

Anima weapons
Quest:  A Dream Fulfilled
Azys Lla (X:7.4 Y:11.5)
NPC: Ardashir

dmlynx  asked:

Dear person I’m jealous of,

Ardashir.

I’ve heard you’ve come to Eorzea. It has been a good many years since we studied together as younglings in your homeland. I trust you’ve been well? I am quite interested in the strange project you’ve conceived. 

I am naturally sure it was an oversight that you did not contact me upon your arrival in these lands. Mayhap you thought me too busy to attend to such a daring project, or mayhap you hoped to not chase such stars under the watchful eye of a colleague who knows you well. Either way, I should be happy to compare notes with you on artificial life and aetheric potentials regarding the creation of anima reservoirs.

It could be quite interesting to learn from your work as I’ve attempted a similar project of my own, albeit one I believe to be more ambitious and better prepared for. I, for instance, rarely rely on commodity brokers, adventurers and retired craftsmen to do my science for me. Rather I like to surround myself with minds in the same class as mine own. Far be it for me to judge any style that gets results, however.

I look forward to your timely reply. Although, given how you so rarely finished projects on time with our mentor, perhaps I should not place emphasis on the timeliness of such a missive. 

Yours,
Iris Blanchimont
MP Ishgardian Republic

Sassanid Gold Horse Head Rhyton, 6th-7th Century AD

The Sassanid Empire, which succeeded the Parthian Empire, was recognized as one of the two main powers in Western Asia, alongside the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire, for more than 400 years. The Sassanid dynasty was founded by Ardashir I when he had defeated the last Parthian (Arsacid) king, Artabanus IV, and ended when the last Sassanid Shahanshah (King of Kings), Yazdegerd III (632–651), lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the early Arab Caliphate, the first of the Islamic empires. The Empire’s traditional territory included all of today’s Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Afghanistan, eastern parts of Turkey, and parts of Syria, Pakistan, Caucasia, Central Asia and Arabia. The Sassanid era is considered to be one of the most important and influential historical periods in Iran. In many ways the Sassanid period saw the highest achievement of Persian civilization, and constituted the last great Iranian Empire before the Muslim conquest and adoption of Islam.

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Palace of Ardashir e Pāpakan, also known as the Atash-kadeh, is a castle located on the slopes of the mountain on which Ghaleh Dokhtar is situated on. Built in 224 CE by Ardashir I of the Sassanian Empire, it is located two kilometers (1.2 miles) north of the ancient city of Gur, i.e. the old city of Firuzabad in Fars, Iran. The building has three large domes, among the oldest examples of such large-scale domes in the world. From the architectural design, it seems the palace was more of a place of social gathering where guests would be introduced to the imperial throne.What is particularly interesting about this palace is that its architectural design does not exactly fall into that of the Parthians or even Sassanian category; the design is a unique design particular to architects of Fars. The palace was built next to a picturesque pond (on the bank of the western branch of Tangab River) that was fed by a natural spring. The spring is thought to have fed a royal garden, in the same way that Cyrus had his garden built at Pasargadae. The pond was tiled on its sides, surrounded by pavement for guests of the royal court to enjoy the evenings by.