Wandering Minstrel

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Wandering Minstrel is a Hyur found in Mor Dhona. He provides unlocks for most high-end duties (most extreme trials, some savage raids, and all ultimate raids) by asking the player character to recount their original combat encounters. Lore-wise, high-end duties are the Minstrel's interpretation of the original encounters with several creative liberties that explain the more difficult mechanics compared to the normal-difficulty (story mode) encounters.

Stormblood appearance
Endwalker appearance
Dawntrail appearance

Quests Started

Quest Type Level Quest Giver
A Song of Steam and Steel Feature quest 60 Wandering Minstrel
A Refrain for the Undaunted Feature quest 60 Wandering Minstrel
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Retells Your Story Feature quest 60 Wandering Minstrel
Songs in the Key of Kugane Feature quest 70 Wandering Minstrel
Recall of Duty Feature quest 70 Wandering Minstrel
I Wandered Sharlayan as a Minstrel Feature quest 90 Wandering Minstrel
How the West Was Sung Feature quest 100 Wandering Minstrel
A Legend for a Legend Sidequest 1 Wandering Minstrel
Newfound Journey Sidequest 15 Wandering Minstrel

Quests Involved In

Quest Type Level Quest Giver
An Uninvited Ascian Main Scenario quest 50 Edelstein
The Ultimate Ballad Feature quest 50 Alys
Sing Me Another Song Feature quest 50 Alys
Thordan's Reign Feature quest 60 Alys
Nidhogg's Rage Feature quest 60 Alys
Fiery Wings, Fiery Hearts Sidequest 1 Walking Atlas
A Lone Wolf No More Sidequest 1 News Hawker
The Dragon Made Sidequest 1 Warmachina Fanatic
What Blooms in the Night Sidequest 15 Bran
A World Away Sidequest 15 Nonora
A Reoccurring Bug Sidequest 15 Nonora
In Adventurers We Trust Sidequest 15 Dural Tharal
Message in a Bottle Sidequest 30 P'obyano
Glass from the Past Sidequest 15 J'bhen Tia
Rising Calm Sidequest 15 Kipih Jakkya
Siblings Rising Sidequest 15 Kipih Jakkya
What Drives Us Sidequest 15 Kipih Jakkya
A Land on Fire Sidequest 50 Neophyte Adventurer
Pain to Recall Sidequest 50 Clive Rosfield
The Path Infernal Sidequest 50 Clive Rosfield
The Show Must Go On Sidequest 15 Crystal Caravan Leader
Wings of Hope Sidequest 1 Singingway


Zone Coordinates Level range
Mor Dhona (X:21.7, Y:8.7) 50–60
Kugane (X:11.6, Y:12.6) 70–80
Old Sharlayan (X:12.7, Y:14.3) 90
Tuliyollal (X:11.2, Y:14.7) 100

Seasonal Events


"Ever since I first set foot in these lands, I have been haunted by a song."

This mysterious minstrel of undisclosed age and identity first garnered attention after issuing a poem that seemed to predict the arrival of the Seventh Umbral Calamity. So contentious was this piece that he was put in fetters on suspicion of fomenting public hysteria for a time. Despite this initial setback, he remained a prolific poet, and even penned the script for Feudal Fantasy, a stage drama performed in Kugane. While he spends a goodly portion of the year wandering, during the Rising he can invariably be found among the bustling crowds of Ul'dah.

— Encyclopaedia Eorzea Volume III, p. 61

Additional Information

See also: Minstreling Wanderer

The Wandering Minstrel is designed to reference how Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida looks in real life.

He also appeared for a time during the end of the Legacy version of Final Fantasy XIV, distributing the Goobbue1.png  Goobbue mount to players that had reached level 30. The lore justification for the end of this distribution was a report of his arrest.

In The Path Infernal it is revealed he has the magical ability to actually put people into illusory environments, suggesting that the "Let us tell a tale" aspect of the duties he unlocks may be backed by a bit more of an immersive form of storytelling.