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The Time between the Seconds

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The Time between the Seconds

Quest giver
Yanxia (X:12.2, Y:32.1)
Quest line
Stormblood Main Scenario

Experience 199,800
Gil 1,975
Previous quest
Path of No Return
Next quest
All the Little Angels

Yugiri has made her choice, and so have you.

— In-game description


Optional rewards


  • Search for a place to lie in wait.
  • Defeat Zenos yae Galvus!


  • Yugiri has made her choice, and so have you.
  • Zenos yae Galvus has come to Doma, and Yugiri has resolved, over the protestations of your comrades, to assassinate him. You alone have agreed to support her in this endeavor, and so she shares with you Zenos's itinerary─how the vessel bearing him and his escort will come to the docks east of the Moon Gates, and how, after disembarking, they will continue towards Yuzuka Manor. The docks themselves are not an ideal location for an ambush, however, so the two of you split up to search for suitable hiding places.
  • You find a spot near the manor which should afford you a clear view of the docks. All that remains is to wait for the crown prince to arrive, and to attempt to take him unawares. Should you fail, you will have no choice but to engage him in open combat. But then a part of you would like that very much...
  • As before at the Reach, Zenos is a force of nature, relentless and unstoppable. Yet you have grown stronger since last you met, and for a time it seems as though you may have a chance...until your foe elects to bring a new katana to bear against you. At once, his body begins to crackle with a crimson energy, which bursts forth and fells both Yugiri and the viceroy's few remaining soldiers. You endure a moment longer, but soon join them in defeat.
  • As he stands over you in judgment, Zenos at last recognizes you as the champion of the savages in Ala Mhigo. Discarding his damaged helmet, he implores you to live on, to endure, to grow stronger, and to face him once more, before whirling about and putting an end to a last desperate attempt by Yugiri to kill him. He advances to finish her off, but pauses when confronted by a group of armed villagers, as well as Gosetsu and Alisaie, who are determined to save the ninja's life. It is a touching display of defiance, but having tasted the viceroy's might, you know that even with such numbers, they do not stand a chance. Nevertheless, Zenos withdraws without a word, leaving you and your comrades free to withdraw to safety.
  • It would seem that Yugiri owes her preservation to one Alphinaud Leveilleur, for it was he who convinced the others to rush to your defense. Alisaie takes great pleasure in describing his panic─as does Gosetsu in observing that she herself was no picture of calm...


Talk to Yugiri in Yanxia (X:12.2 Y:32.2 Z: 0.0) in order to accept quest.

- Yugiri has made her choice, and so have you.

Dialogue - Yugiri: Zeno's itinerary is as follows... He will depart Doma Castle by ship and approach the Moon Gates. The Magitek field will be deactivated briefly, allowing his vessel to pass. It will the continue on to these very docks, where he and his entourage will disembark. As you can see this area is not ideal for an ambush. Wide open, multiple avenues of escape. The manor is better suited to our needs. Let us split up and search for suitable hiding places.

Destination (X:16.6 Y:33.0 Z:0.1)

Interact to Survey

Caption - Surrounded by walls and deserted, this location appears to be ideal for concealment...


Yugiri appears.

Dialogue - Yugiri: Hmm... From the roof, we would have a clear view of the docks... It is settled. We shall lie in wait here until Zenos arrives. As discussed, if all goes to plan, he shall fall with my first blow. If not, then the two of us will have to engage him in open combat. His escort is of no consequence, which means that we will have a two to one advantage. Nevertheless, he is not to be underestimated...

Warrior of Light nods in agreement.

Interact with Yugiri (X:16.6 Y:33.0 Z:0.1) to begin Solo Duty

Dialogue - Yugiri: All that remains is to wait. I trust that you are ready?

Confirmation Box: Duty calls. Commence battle for "The Time between the Seconds"? *If your level is above 66, it will be synced. (Proceed) (Leave)

Select (Proceed) to begin Cinematic Cutscene.

Objective: Defeat Zenos yae Galvus!

Zenos will state that you must first kill his men. This is not possible, they can not be targeted and they do not target you. They can be ignored, focus on Zenos.

Zenos melees with his sword and produces a series of high damage AOEs.

Avoid AOEs at all costs.

First AOE is medium diameter and fairly easy to escape. Wait for it to dissipate then move in to deal more direct damage.

He will then perform 3 - 4 melee strikes before dashing away to cast "Lightless Spark", a large Cone of Attack.

Immediately move towards Zenos and out of the Cone.

He will then perform more melee strikes before casting an unavoidable high damage instant "Vein Splitter".

"Lightless Flames" appear which are delayed small to medium range AOE. Get away from them before they detonate, I recommend sprinting to a far corner.

He will then perform more melee strikes before casing an unavoidable high damage instant "Vein Splitter".

Simultaneously Zenos dashes away to cast "Lightless Spark" and "Lightless Flames" appear. Again get away from them before they detonate, I recommend sprinting to a far corner.

Zenos alternates between melee strikes, AOEs, "Vein Splitter", "Lightless Flames", and "Lightless Spark" until his HP falls to about 50%.

Zenos will perform an instant, unavoidable stun blast, disabling everyone, leaving only you to fight against him.

Part 2: To be Continued