Find Shimmerweed is the first optional quest. It is obtained by talking to Elena, an NPC located near the Kalm Waypoint. The objective of this quest is to find a plant named Shimmerweed in Guardia Forest. Upon bringing Shimmerweed back to Elena the quest is complete. The player is rewarded with 200 EXP and 100 Gold. Completing this quest also allows the player to obtain the quest Phoenix by talking to Alma.
There is also an entry in the Kalm News which depends on how far you are in this quest.