How To Get The Round Lanner Mount in FFXIV

Round Lanner flying above Falcon’s Nest (FFXIV)

The Round Lanner can only be 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 here is the Ballad, or Extreme version of this Trial.

This trial is where you can get your Round Lanner Whistle.

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

Preparing to duel the God-king in The Singularity Reactor of Azys Lla (FFXIV Screenshot)
Battle against the God-king in The Singularity Reactor of Azys Lla.

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

A faithful Companion wearing the Barding of the Round (FFXIV)
A faithful Companion wearing the Barding of the Round.

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:

Reward Cost
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The Weapons, though long outdated, make for good desynthesis items.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.

Judah Brandt

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Judah has been going hard at RPGs for nearing 25 years. From the honest days of the Sega Genesis to the current generation, their lust for experience points is all-consuming. They've been battling the forces of evil in both Vana'diel and Eorzea ceaselessly since those worlds were created, making them an expert on all things Final Fantasy XI & XIV. When not taking long walks on the beaches of Costa del Sol, a real one works just fine. Also loves dogs.

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