Return to Ivalice

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Return to Ivalice is the level 70 24-player Alliance Raid series for the Stormblood expansion. The story follows the Lexentale family─Jenomis, Ramza, and Alma─as they search for the truth behind the fabled land of Ivalice in an effort to clear their sullied family name.

The director and writer of titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII, Yasumi Matsuno, is a featured guest creator for this raid series. In addition, boss designs are courtesy of guest creator Keita Amemiya, creator and director of the GARO TV series.


This morning, residents of Kugane woke to find above their city an airship unlike any ever seen. Yet while of Garlean design, the vessel distinctly lacked the bleak outfitting common in the Empire’s warmachina. No, this was the Prima Vista, private stage for the Majestic Imperial Theater Company─a troupe having won acclaim across Garlemald for their timeless work, “The Zodiac Brave Story.” Which begets the question...why are they here? The answer to that question and more lies in the selfsame legend of which they sing. The legend of Ivalice.

— Patch 4.1 Official Website

South of Rabanastre, in a remote corner of the Valnard Sea gapes a fathomless maw that, for centuries, has slowly devoured the world around it: Ridorana. Whether you believe the cataract natural wonder or demon-torn gate to the very underworld, journeys to her edge should be made with the utmost caution, seeing as none who have stumbled into the darkness have ever returned to tell their tale. An ancient spire once used by the Dalmascans as a lighthouse rises defiantly above the churning waters to warn forethoughtful and foolhardy alike. It is into this spire that the transformed Ba'Gamnan has fled. It is into this hell that you must follow.

— Patch 4.3 Official Website

Beckoned by the auracite, you arrive at the Orbonne Monastery─vestige of an ancient civilization lost beneath the twisted roots and vines of a forbidden jungle. The Durai Papers claim this holy sanctuary to be where the tale of young Ramza Beoulve began. Tonight, it is where your tale ends.

— Patch 4.5 Official Website


The first part of Return to Ivalice was released with Patch 4.1 on October 10th, 2017. This included the 24-man alliance raid, The Royal City of Rabanastre. The second part followed with Patch 4.3 on May 22nd, 2018 and included the second 24-man alliance raid, The Ridorana Lighthouse. The third and final part was released on January 7, 2019 as part of Patch 4.5 and contains the finale to the series, The Orbonne Monastery.


The final storyline quest is Feature QuestThe City of Lost Angels. Completing it is a prerequisite for the level 80 field operation series: Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr. The two subsequent quests offered by the Wandering Dramaturge are optional.

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Dramatis Personae Feature quest 70 Keiten
A City Fallen Feature quest 70 Ramza bas Lexentale
The Royal City of Rabanastre
The Royal City of Rabanastre
1 Protagonists theme orchestrion roll icon1.png  Protagonist's Theme Orchestrion Roll
1 Background story orchestrion roll icon1.png  Background Story Orchestrion Roll
Uninvited Feature quest 70 Lina Mewrilah
Desire Feature quest 70 Jenomis cen Lexentale 1 World map orchestrion roll icon1.png  World Map Orchestrion Roll
Annihilation Feature quest 70 Jenomis cen Lexentale
The Ridorana Lighthouse
The Ridorana Lighthouse
1 A chapel orchestrion roll icon1.png  A Chapel Orchestrion Roll
The Path of Most Resistance Feature quest 70 Lina Mewrilah
Welcome to Their Jungle Feature quest 70 Montblanc
The City of Lost Angels Feature quest 70 Jenomis cen Lexentale
The Orbonne Monastery
The Orbonne Monastery
Return to Ivalice (New Game+)
Return to Ivalice (New Game+)
1 Almas theme orchestrion roll icon1.png  Alma's Theme Orchestrion Roll
1 Staff credits orchestrion roll icon1.png  Staff Credits Orchestrion Roll
My Power, My Pleasure, My Pain Sidequest 70 Wandering Dramaturge
In Bad Taste Sidequest 70 Wandering Dramaturge Live to serve icon1.png  Live to Serve




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