A Crystalline Prophecy Spoilers  

The following are transcripts and video from the A Crystalline Prophecy mission A Crystalline Prophecy.

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Opening Scene

It begins by showing us life in Jeuno, various NPCs walking around and talking to each other as normal, until a crystal appears in the sky and the NPCs all look up to see.

Joseph : I say, do you see that!?

The crystal begins to illuminate

Shomera : It looks like...but could it truly be?
A giant...crystal?
Omer : This light...it's like n-nothing I've ever seen!
Verena : Aldo... Whatever could this mean?
Aldo : I haven't a clue, Verena.
...But I'd wager it doesn't bode well for us.

The scene cuts to San'doria

Claidie : What could this mean, brother?
Is it some sort of omen...?
Trion : I only wish I had the answers for you, Claidie...
Trion : One thing is for certain, though...we've not seen the likes of this crystal before.
Pieuje : That otherworldly light...
Could it be a visitant from Paradise...?

It all began with a stone...
...or so the legend says...

Pieuje : Shh! Listen...!
Do you hear something?

The scene cuts to Bastok.

Karst : Do my ears deceive me?
This ethereal voice...
Naji : It's coming from the crystal...
The crystal is...singing?
Ayame : The beckoning call of a preternatural stone...
Cid : I'll be damned if I know where that slab of rock came from, or what it's doing here.
But only one things for sure--that's no ordinary energy it's giving off!

In ages past...
...A sentient jewel, enormous and beautiful...

Cid: No, I don't like the looks of this one bit.

Banished the darkness
It's many coloured light filled the world with life and brought forth mighty gods.

The scene cuts to Windurst

Apururu : I sense...such immense power.
This crystal harbours and unbelievable strong will...
Semih Lafihna : It would seem that we've got ourselves another trrroublesome situation on our hands...
Shantotto : And so we face a most curious plight.
What a perfect occasion for me to brandish my intellectual might!
??? : Stand back!
You must not draw near!
Semih Lafihna : Star Sybil!
Star Sybill : That...thing. You must not approach it.
It is...not meant to exist in this world.
Semih Lafihna : Not meant to exist in our worrrld?
But that means--
Star Sybil : That stone...
It is...
Start Sybil : It is--
Start Sybil : No!!! The Horror! The pain
Love! Love will be the ruin of us all!
Semih Lafihna : Star Sbyil!?

The scene then cuts back to Lower Jeuno, where the crystal shatters, pieces of light float down on to the citizens of Jeuno.

Bathed in that light the world entered an age of bliss
...until, after a time, the Gods fell into slumber
That world was called Vana'diel
Our world, Vana'diel...

All traces of the crystal being there disappear.

Joseph : What the--?
What am I doing here?
Omer : Why, I could've sworn I just saw a...
Must be my ol' noggin playin' tricks on me...
Shomera : Good heavens! This is no time for daydreaming!
I must get back to work before the master scolds me!
Verena : Aldo...?
Was that--
Aldo : No...it wasn't a dream, Verena.
I saw it too, plain as day.
Aldo : A massive crystal floating majestically, and yet somehow ominously, like a star in the sky...
Aldo : And yet, look at these peoples faces.
Blissful and unaware, as if they have no recollection of what they saw, mere moments ago.
Aldo : Not even a fleeting memory of that enormous jewel...
Aldo : ...and it's many colored lights.

The screen then cuts to more people of Jeuno, running around, until everyone but you and child freezes.

??? : Did you see them, mister/lady? The many-colored beams of light...
??? : Did you hear the ancient song?
??? : That was the memory of the crystal, the "Memoria de la S^tona."
The song of ages past that heralded the birth of the gods...
??? : And yet, look at the townsfolk around you.
How strange...It's as if they never noticed a thing.
??? : Or perhaps they did, but don't recall...?
??? : No memory of what they heard and saw.
How curious indeed.
??? : Doesn't this make you wonder, mister/lady?
Aren't you trouble by what you're seeing?
??? : Don't you wonder what's happening to your precious Vana'diel?
??? : Like it or not, it would seem you've been chosen.
Chosen by the echo of the crystal.
??? : Chosen for what, you ask?
That's not for me to say...
??? : Sure you could just turn and walk away from your fate.
But if you care for the future of your world, seek out the Seedspall Lux, the Seedspall Luna and the Seedspall Astrum...
??? : What are they? Why the rays of light you just saw, of course. Or what remains of them, at least.
Raining down from the heavens, they settled in forests, marshes, and mountains...
??? : Where did the crystal come from?
For what purpose has it come to our world?
??? : Open your ears to the echo of the ancient melody...
??? : And you might just find the answers you seek.
??? : I'll be waiting for you at Qufim Island.
Bring the shards to me there, and we will see what mysteries they hold.
??? : And now, you'd best be on your way, adventurer.
It would appear that the wheels have long since been set in motion.
Young Aldo : By the way, you can call me Aldo.
Young Aldo : You? Oh, I know you all too well, PLAYERNAME.
Do take care, now.

Young Aldo disappears and the rest of Jeuno comes back to life

Final Fantasy XI

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