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The Round Lanner in FFXIV is obtained as a rare drop from the Trial “The Minstrel’s Ballad: Thordan’s Reign”. You’ll have first encountered the God-king through the Main Story of the Heavensward Expansion.
What we’re looking for is of course the Ballad, or Extreme version of this Trial.
The fight can be unsynced with as few as three Players at this point. You shouldn’t have any trouble getting a Party filled in pursuit of your avian prize.
Unlocking The Minstrel’s Ballad: Thordan’s Reign
It’s a relatively short trip, but a bit out of the way if you aren’t prone to backtracking.
First and foremost, you will need to have completed the final Quest of 3.0: “Heavensward”.
Make your way to Alys (Mor Dhona – Seventh Heaven, X:22 Y:9).
She’ll inform you that the Wandering Minstrel has desperately been awaiting your return. Accept the Quest “Thordan’s Reign”.
Have a quick chat with the Minstrel, and he’ll unlock the Duty you’re looking for.
A King’s Bounty
During your repeated attempts to teach this old man a lesson and steal his bird, you’ll also get Heavensward Helm Fragments and weapons.
The Fragments can be traded with Bertana (Idyllshire – Rowena’s Center for Cultural Promotion, X:6 Y:5) for the following:
|Heavens Weapons (All Jobs excl. ShB)||10 Fragments|
|Round Table Barding (Chocobo Barding)||15 Fragments|
|Round Lanner Whistle (Mount)||99 Fragments|
The Weapons, though long outdated, make for good desynthesis items.
The Barding is neat and many people forget it exists.
The Mount itself is there as a pity, should you somehow manage to not get your bird after 99 runs.