- This article is about the character referred to as "The Warrior of Darkness". For the Shadowbringers main scenario quest, see Warrior of Darkness (Quest).
“This day we relaim the reins of history “
There was a time when Arbert served as Warrior of Light within a reflection of Hydaelyn known as the First. When the Flood of Light threatened to drag his world into a void of nothingness, he joined hands with the Ascian Elidibus and made the harrowing journey to this plane of existence that he might save his own. Though today Arbert carries the fate of his world upon his shoulders, his beginnings were of a humble nature. Born into an ordinary family, Arbert was an inherently curious youth who enjoyed fishing and dreamed of seeing the world. Upon his eighteenth nameday, he resolved to become an adventurer and bid his friends and family farewell. Traveling where the wind took him, Arbert would slowly gain a number of loyal companions. Together, they forged names for themselves until ultimately becoming entangled in a destiny far greater than the world itself.
Before leaving the First, Arbert was forced to end the lives of those he loved best, and it is with deep despair in his heart, that he wanders our realm seeking salvation.
— In-game description
Ardbert is a Hume.
Quests Involved In
|One Life for One World||60||Alphinaud|
|The Hardened Heart||78||Sul Oul|
Ardbert, often known by his alias "Arbert," or as the Warrior of Darkness, was one of the five Warriors of Light of the First. As a chosen champion of Hydaelyn, he and his comrades vanquished the Ascian Mitron, but in so doing caused the Flood of Light that destroyed much of their homeworld. Joining forces with the Ascian Elidibus, he and his friends gave their lives and came to the The Source, where they attempted to bring about an Eighth Umbral Calamity before being defeated by the Warrior of Light.
In Shadowbringers, Ardbert's spirit is revealed to not have returned to the Aetherial Sea with his comrades. He appears to the Warrior of Light in a series of visions throughout the expansion, before merging with the hero during the climactic events. This was to give the player the power to overcome Emet-Selch and his transformed form, Hades.
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Bravura of Darkness
It is said Arbert took up this battleaxe upon his pledge to become a Warrior of Darkness. A weapon of much renown, legend holds that it gored the very Dark Lord himself, but was locked away when the taint of the tyrant’s blood began rendering the axe’s subsequent wielders mad. 
- Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume I, page 214