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The Face of War

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The Face of War

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Quest giver
Eorzean Alliance Headquarters (X:6.3, Y:6.1)
Quest line
Experience 10,800
Gil 5,000
Previous quest
Main Scenario QuestParley on the Front Lines
Next quest
Main Scenario QuestA Brief Reprieve

Main Scenario Progress: 539 / 853 (63.2%)


Stormblood Progress: 160 / 162 (98.8%)


Having listened to Emperor Varis's maniacal plans, Lyse is ready to go to war.

— In-game description





  • Having listened to Emperor Varis's maniacal plans, Lyse is ready to go to war.
  • The hour of battle has arrived at last. Together with a contingent of Doman soldiers, you and Alisaie make for the Ghimlyt Dark, and the front lines of battle.
    • ※Challenge The Ghimlyt Dark with other players via the Duty Finder, or with a party of NPCs via Duty Support. Both systems are accessible from the main menu as well as the dungeon's entrance point.
  • Chaos erupts from all sides as you wage your way through the Ghimlyt Dark. Though the imperials send wave after wave of soldiers against you and your allies, their forces are still found wanting. They eventually concede defeat and begin a hasty retreat.
  • After reconvening with Lord Hien, Yugiri, and Alisaie, you make ready to give chase when your minds are assailed once again by a mysterious voice. When the pain subsides, you find Alisaie lifeless on the ground.
  • Thanks to your efforts, the Garlean forces have retreated, offering the Alliance a brief reprieve. While discussing the present state of the battle against Garlemald, Yugiri returns from the infirmary with distressing news─the chirurgeons can find no cause for Alisaie's affliction. With five of the Scions now fallen, Raubahn suspects you may be shaken, and exhausted besides. With no further signs of Garlean movement, he bids you rest for the interim.
  • You return to the Rising Stones and speak with Hoary Boulder, who is dismayed to hear that Alisaie too has succumbed to the deathless sleep that has taken hold of the others. Though Krile and the other remaining Scions have yet to find a remedy, he believes all hope is not yet lost. For now, however, all you can do is wait.


Starting the Quest

Lyse: I came back to find Doma's advance party ready and waiting for battle. So, as worrying as our little chat with the Emperor was, it did buy enough time for at least some of our allies to arrive.
Lyse: I'm not sure what I was expecting from our meeting with the Emperor, but it wasn't that. Still, at least we know now what he's really after!
Raubahn: Aye, a future built on a mountain of bodies. I too want the Ascians dead─but not at any cost.
Hien: The last of the reinforcements from Doma arrived not long ago. I pray it will be enough. Given the Emperor's stated goal, this is a battle we can ill afford to lose.
Raubahn: If the Garleans come in force, we may not have much say in the matter...even with our combined strength.
Hien: We knew from the first that the odds would be against us. But if there is even the slightest chance of victory, we must do everything in our power to seize it.
Raubahn: We must seize it, full stop.
Hien: Hear, hear!
Raubahn: The two of you are to join an irregular unit and support the main host. I won't bother asking if you're minded to fight.
Alisaie: After coming this far, how could I not?
Alisaie: And for once, there's no one around to countermand me. Not that they would. Not even my brother.
Alisaie: But we all know who'll really make the difference. Ready to frighten some Garleans?
Raubahn: I wouldn't want to be on their side.
Hien: Might I ask you to accompany the Doman contingent? They are strangers here, and your presence would do much to raise their spirits.
Alisaie: We would be honored.
Yugiri: When our people stride out with you in their midst, I daresay the Eorzeans will feel an ilm taller themselves. High spirits have a way of spreading.
Raubahn: Ah, what I wouldn't give to join you. But my duties as field commander will not allow it. I leave the front lines in your capable hands.
Raubahn: Comrades! Ready your arms! The hour of battle has come!
Raubahn: May the Crystal guide us to victory!
Alisaie: Since the others couldn't be here, we'll have to fight twice as hard. If Alphinaud wakes to find the imperials have won, I shall never hear the end of it.
Alisaie: It's strange... I thought I would be terrified when the fighting started.
Alisaie: I should be terrified. But with you at our side, I can't help feeling everything is going to be all right.
Alisaie: So please...
Alisaie: Don't you dare leave me alone.
Alisaie: No matter what happens, we have to survive. Together.


Raubahn: My duties as field commander demand I remain here at my post, but I have no doubt the front lines are in capable hands.
Resistance Fighter: Greetings, sir/my lady. I have instructions to escort you to Alliance Headquarters─assuming you are ready, of course?
Q1: Accompany the Resistance fighter to Alliance Headquarters?
Hien: Alisaie is being cared for at the infirmary. Would that there were more we could do for her...
Raubahn: So the Garleans have been routed, have they? Well done.
Raubahn: Though this exchange was no more than a test of our strength, like as not. They won't be taking any chances now that the Emperor has joined the fray. They'll want to take their time─whittle down our defenses...
Raubahn: Still, with your help, and that of our Eastern allies, we've passed the first test. Our line is unbroken.
Raubahn: As for Alisaie...well, she's in good hands over at the infirmary.
Yugiri: My lord─the chirurgeons have completed their examination of Mistress Alisaie, and it is as we feared. She is locked in a slumber without any outward cause.
Hien: Just like the others. Damn it all...
Raubahn: Aye...the Garleans picked a fine time to come knocking.
Raubahn: Five Scions incapacitated... And with the enemy on our doorstep, I cannot spare the men to assist in the search for a cure. The best I can do is see to it that Alisaie is escorted safely back to the Rising Stones.
Hien: Yugiri and I would return to our encampment. The main contingent of our forces from the Far East is under sail, and all must be made ready for their arrival.
Raubahn: I'll not keep you, then.
Raubahn: Judging by the Garleans' recent movements, or lack thereof, they won't be launching another offensive in the immediate future.
Raubahn: You should return to the Rising Stones. Given the plight of your fellow Scions, I can understand if you feel on edge, but you'll be no good to anyone without rest.
Raubahn: Go on, now─rest. You've more than earned it. We'll contact you the moment the Garleans show any sign of stirring.
Hoary Boulder: Ah, [Forename]. Welcome home. Word has it you and Mistress Alisaie gave the Garleans quite a thrashing. Speaking of whom, where is Mistress Alisaie? I was certain she would have returned by now.
Hoary Boulder: By the Twelve, not her too...
Hoary Boulder: Ocher and I will ready the infirmary for her arrival.
Hoary Boulder: We will also need to send a message to Tataru posthaste. <sigh> Would that I had something other than grim tidings to share with her...
Hoary Boulder: And with you too, for that matter. It grieves me to report that the Archons' condition remains unchanged.
Hoary Boulder: As we speak, Coultenet, Krile, and Master Matoya continue to explore every possible avenue. Alas, their efforts have yet to bear fruit.
Hoary Boulder: But all is not lost. You are still hale and whole, after all. Though I suspect you must be tired from your journey. You should rest, my friend. Leave the worrying to us, for the time being, at least.
System: Meanwhile, at the border of Ala Mhigo...