Guildleves are small, rectangular plates made of stained crystal set into a frame of precious metal, each depicting a virtuous deed of one of Eorzea's patron saints, also known as "guardians." When issuing tasks or quests, guilds will often provide adventurers with these plates, allowing their bearers "leave" to take whatever steps necessary to complete the jobs, including entry into normally restricted areas, hunting or harvesting on private lands, the confiscation of goods, even negotiations with those considered enemies of the city-states. Guildleves also grant use of aetheryte portals, ensuring quick travel about the region.
Upon assessing an adventurer's skills, a guildmaster will provide a selection of several different leves, taken from the guild's stock. After weighing risks against rewards, fame against fortune, adventures may then select the leves that they feel best suit their needs.
Of course, there are no regulations stating that tasks must be completed alone. Adventures are free to call on their companions to join them, as only one leve is required to take advantage of the benefits and privileges provided to its bearer. By coordinating the leves of multiple party members, adventurers can even plan grand campaigns built around several different quests.
Whether you have an hour or a whole day, are alone with friends, seeking battle or bounty, guildleves give you the ability to forge your own adventures. The possibilities are endless!
Battlecraft leves are, just as they sound, for battle! Designed for Disciples of War and Disciples of Magic. Signing up for these will require you to seek out and destroy certain monsters. Once you've found and eliminated the monsters, the leve will be complete. From start to finish:
During the signup process of the guildleve, players will have the option to invoke a favor from their deity. Doing so will cause the player to earn a bonus to their acquired skill points during battle. This comes at a cost, however. Each invocation will cost 10 "favor". A player can hold a max of 200 favor, with 10 points regenerating each 10 real life hours.
Fieldcraft leves are used by the Disciples of the Land. The flow of a fieldcraft leve goes very much like a battlecraft leve. Only, instead of monsters, you will be seeking out such things as harvesting, logging, mining and fishing nodes.
Eorzea plays host to numerous civilian organizations, both great and small, which represent the many and varied interests of her people. Three of the largest and most influential of these take a keen interest in adventurer activity. They are:
To extend their influence throughout Eorzea, each of these "factions" sponsors levequests which coincide with their particular area of interest. Completing a levequest sponsored by a certain faction not only earns you "credits", but also increases the influence that faction has in the area where the levequest was completed.
The more influence a faction has over an area, the better the rewards offered for completing levequests sponsored by that faction. In turn, factions with less influence in an area often offer extra credits in order to lure adventurers to choose their sponsored tasks.
A faction's influence in any given area can be confirmed at the area's governing aetheryte camp or aetherial gate. Faction credits earned after completed levequests can be used to gain access to special missions offered only to loyal followers. The factions often reward those who complete these achievements with rare items or generous amounts of gil.
In order do a faction leve, there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled.
Factions leves can either require you to hunt down items in town, or to hunt down certain monsters in the field.
Tutorial leves are simple quests designed to help get players started. They can either be Fieldcraft leves, or Battlecraft leves.
Players are limited to 8 Leveplates (open/finished Guildleves) per 36 Earth hours. Once you have started, completed and/or failed 8 leves, you will need to exchange the finished plates for the new ones. (when the perpetual 36 hour timer is up)
When your Guildleve NPC has more Leves to give you, you will be able to exchange the old ones. After selecting the Leve you wish to take, it will prompt you to select old ones to exchange. You can pick up to 4 Leves to turn in. Qualifying leves for exchange will have a * next to their name.
Local Guildleves are designed specifically for Disciples of the Hand classes. Local leves require a player to craft items and turn them into a specified NPC. The leve provides you with all of the required materials, and will not take from your crystal supply to craft the items you need. All ingredients are completely provided to you.
While you are browsing for leves you wish to do, each one will list the details just as a regional leve would. This is how you will know the level of the leve, and to whom you give your completed items.
Each leve has only one item you'll be required to craft, and will need a given amount of those items. For example, you may be asked to craft two circles of sheep leather. However, you'll be given enough materials to craft four. Always use up all of the materials! Even if you make the two leathers in the first two attempts. You'll get an opportunity for extra synths, meaning extra skill points and experience points!
You'll notice that after each synth, you're given a cumulative appraisal score. This is based on your crafted item's quality. The higher the quality, the higher the appraisal score.
When you've finished all of your synths, you'll end up with your total score. Speak to the leve NPC again to turn them in and collect your rewards.
The following are examples of Guildleve plates:
|Portrays the scene of Saint Daniffen and the Basilisk. Muster the courage to stand against those who would threaten the weak.|
|Portrays the scene of Saint Tothor the Ratcatcher. Earn the gratitude of your peers by humbly accepting tasks others shun, and working earnestly to complete them.|
|Portrays the scene of Saint Moergynn and the Edgeless Blade. Focus your passion upon a single task, wielding your talents to aid those in need.|