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Keeping the Flame Alive

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Keeping the Flame Alive

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Quest giver
Eastern Thanalan (X:13, Y:29)
Quest line
Heavensward Main Scenario

Experience 100,800
Gil 1,753
Previous quest
In Search of Raubahn
Next quest
To Siege or Not to Siege

Hozan would brief you on the mission to rescue Raubahn.

— In-game description


Optional rewards



  • There is no telling when Raubahn may be executed. Make your preparations without delay, and signal your readiness to begin the mission to the waiting Hozan.
  • You emerge in the hot desert air. Speak with Doware, who awaits your return.
  • Outside Halatali, you are approached by a messenger, who claims that his mistress is sympathetic to your cause. For your own safety, he bids you make your way to the Waking Sands. Speak with Alphinaud to learn what he thinks of this mysterious invitation.
  • Alphinaud is sufficiently convinced that the messenger and his mistress can be trusted. Do as bade and make your way to western Thanalan, where your old haunt the Waking Sands still stands.
  • Upon arriving at the Waking Sands, you are greeted by a number of familiar faces -- Urianger, Pipin, and Papashan. Soon after, it is revealed that the messenger's mistress is no less an individual than Dewlala, head of the Order of Nald'thal and member of the Syndicate. To Raubahn's immense relief, she confirms Alphinaud's suspicion that Nanamo is still alive, and goes on to speculate that the sultana may be confined somewhere in a state of induced slumber. Trouble Alphinaud for his thoughts on these revelations.
  • Alphinaud thanks you for your part in Raubahn's rescue. With the Flame General safe, your work in Ul'dah is done for now.

Solo Duty Walkthrough

Upon speaking with Hozan a second time, you will enter a duty to rescue Raubahn.

  • Yugiri and Alphinaud will accompany you, both weilding DPS and healing abilities.
  • Proceed northwest through the open doors, fighting a series Crystal Brave enemies. A cutscene will trigger at the end of the path; immediately afterward you will find yourself trapped in a room filling with a poison mist. Quickly destroy the Iron Cell and escape with Alphinaud.
  • Return to the starting point of the duty while defeating Acerbic Jams, keeping an eye on Raubahn's vitality. You will find a set of stairs that lead up to the source of the poison. Destroy the device to proceed.
  • Follow the newly-opened path to the southwest, defeating any enemies that appear. Grab the key.
  • Return to Raubahn and watch another cutscene. The final fight of the duty will follow, against Ilberd, Yuyuhase, Laurentius, and two more Crystal Braves.
    • Ilberd will focus on you, but your first priority should be taking out the nameless conjurer and archer. Next, turn your attention to Yuyuhase, followed by Laurentius, and finally Ilberd.
    • When Ilberd makes a jump backwards, he is preparing his hard-hitting attack. Stay cautious and consider using healing abilities or potions if Yugiri or Alphinaud do not heal you quickly.

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