The Ultimate Weapon

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Raubahn has some parting words for you ahead of the final phase of Operation Archon.

— In-game description


Rewards

Unlocks

Walkthrough

Tactics for the duel with Aggressive difficulty r6.png Lahabrea

Phase 1

Unlike the original fight in the Praetorium, Lahabrea's encounter is now a lengthy fight with actual mechanics and dangerous abilities that should be watched carefully. These include:

  • Ancient Fire III: Lahabrea starts by casting this high damage ability and creating a ring of fire around the edge. If you walk onto the fire, you will be inflicted with a temporary Burns debuff.
  • Dark Thunder: Lahabrea creates small circle AOEs, which will grow and leave circular puddles of darkness. Avoid stepping in these puddles.
  • End of Days: A large line AOE, get out of the way to avoid damage.
  • Nightburn: This will inflict unavoidable moderate damage
    • Devouring Dark: Nightburn will add this debuff, which reduces your health and damage dealt.
  • Firesphere: Creates flames around the area, which will soon each have point-blank circle AoEs. There will be one safe area where the flames are farther apart. Go to that safe spot to avoid the AoEs.
  • Ancient Eruption: Lahabrea uses a series of circle AoEs to appear under you, one after the other. This is accompanied by Fluid Flare, which creates four cone AoEs from the center. Try to drop each circle AoE near the edge of a Fluid Flare cone to give yourself more room
  • Ancient Cross: This causes four large circle AoEs to cover the middle of the area, followed by another set of large circle AoEs moving outward from the first set. The areas between the two lines of circle AoEs are safe at first, but then another set of circle AoEs appears in the center, eventually covering the safe areas. Move carefully to the small safe spots left behind by the first set of circle AoEs.
  • Burst Flare: Knocks you back from the center of the area. Move close to Lahabrea or use a knockback-prevention move such as Surecast or Arm's Length to avoid being knocked into the flames around the edge.
  • Grip of Night: This is a very large cone AoE. Run behind Lahabrea to avoid getting hit.
  • Illusory Creation: Lahabrea causes Phantom Lahabreas to appear around the edge. They all cast large line AoEs toward the center. Move into one of the safe spaces between the lines. Lahabrea will then cast End of Days, a large line AoE at you. Quickly move to a safe area to avoid getting hit by it.

※ When Lahabrea finishes cycling through the above abilities, he will cast Double and then Nightburn, giving you two stacks of the Devouring Dark debuff. Lahabrea then becomes untargettable and casts Arcane Revelation, spawning four Arcane Spheres. You will be unable to kill the spears before Lahabrea's gauge reaches 100%, and Lahabrea will trap you in chains and cast Dark Meltdown, which is accompanied by an unskippable cutscene.

Phase 2

After the cutscene, you will receive a Blessing of Light Buff that increases your damage and health, making survival easier. Lahabrea will continue to fight with modified abilities until his defeat:

  • Nightburn: Lahabrea immediately casts Triple and strikes you with this spell three times, but Devouring Dark will no longer impact your health or damage.
  • Firespheres: The flames will spawn round the edge, so go to the center.
    • Illusory Creation: The Phantom Lahabreas will then cover the middle of the area with their line AoEs. You will need to move to the edge as soon as the Firesphere AoEs have disappeared, to avoid getting hit by the line AoEs.
  • Dark Thunder: This will still create temporary puddles on the floor
    • Illusory Creation: You will not only have to avoid stepping in the puddles, but you will also have to find a safe spot between the line AoEs cast by the Phantom Lahabreas. Lahabrea will then cast the line AoE, End of Days, so you will need to quickly find a safe spot away from this line AoE as soon as the Phantom Lahabreas' line AoEs have disappeared.
  • Ancient Cross: This will make large circle AoEs that move in lines outward from the center.
    • Grip of Night: Lahabrea will cast this from far away, so you will need to quickly move behind him as soon as there is a safe spot after the Ancient Cross circle AoEs.

※ He will cast Firesphere, accompanied by the Burst Flare knockback, so make sure to be knocked back to the safe spot between the flames. This is also accompanied by Grip of Night, the large cone AoE, so you will need to quickly move behind him as soon as the Firesphere AoEs have disappeared.

Notes

Completion of this quest unlocks an increase to mount speed in Northern Thanalan and the Residential Districts: Mist, Lavender Beds, and The Goblet.

The Fantasia icon1.png  Fantasia was added to this quest in patch 4.1, when Veteran Rewards were overhauled. Additionally, as of patch 5.3, upon quest completion flight is unlocked in all A Realm Reborn zones.

Steps

Journal

  • You are ready to depart for the Praetorium, the stage upon which the fate of the realm shall soon be decided. Fight your way into the depths of the structure, in search of the Ultima Weapon, and when you find the Allagan relic...send a piece of it to each of the seven hells.
    • Challenge the Praetorium 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.
  • Having swept aside all enemies in your path, you finally come face-to-face with Gaius van Baelsar himself. The confrontation concludes with the man's retreat, and you chase him to the Ultima Weapon's chamber. Taking control of the fearsome weapon, the Black Wolf sets upon you once more. Do what you have come to do, and see that the magitek monstrosity never threatens Eorzea again.
    • Challenge the Porta Decumana 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 trial's entrance point.
  • Shielded by Light, you weather the Ultima Weapon's relentless onslaught and succeed in laying it low. But your struggles are not yet over, for Lahabrea now intends to eliminate you himself, that none may prevent his god's rebirth. As the Praetorium collapses around you, the Ascian descends to extinguish your flame. Strike down the servant of Darkness, and free your comrade Thancred from his enthrallment.
  • With Gaius van Baelsar slain, and the Ultima Weapon destroyed, it would seem that Eorzea may finally look forward to an era of peace. Yet even as the people of the three city-states gather to celebrate their deliverance, a deafening roar reverberates throughout every corner of the realm... A dread primal has awakened.
  • What fearsome primal is this that has been roused? Perhaps Minfilia will be able to shed some light on the mystery.
  • In troubled tones, Minfilia reveals to you that shortly after the roar was heard around the land, an aetheric disturbance was observed, bearing a disquieting similarity to a phenomenon recorded five years ago. It would seem that your struggles are far from over. Steel your resolve anew, and set forth to shine the Crystal's light upon the realm.

Dialogue

Italics mark overworld dialogue.

Raubahn: For the final phase of the operation, my Flames will storm Castrum Meridianum and suppress what is left of the imperial garrison. If all goes well, this will allow you to reach the Praetorium unopposed─fit and ready for your encounter with the Ultima Weapon.

Raubahn: Yours is the most dangerous mission of all, but the best must bear the heaviest burden, and you're the best we have. There's not another soul in this realm that could see this deed done, and Merlwyb and Kan-E are of the same mind as me.

Raubahn: Though all hangs on your success, you must not let our plight make you desperate. Victory belongs to the bold, not the reckless. Bards are wont to sing of heroes who valued their life at naught next to honor, love, and liberty, but I tell you now: that which men value at naught, they sell cheap. Risk no more than you must, you hear me?

Raubahn: Now, best you were off─we have work to do, the both of us. See that your preparations are in order, then report to Cid. He awaits you with the Enterprise at the Ceruleum Processing Plant. May Rhalgr grant you strength.

Raubahn: Operation Archon is the most ambitious military strategy ever to be conducted on Eorzean soil, and you are its beating heart! You must not fail!

Cid: The Enterprise is at your disposal. When you're ready to head for the Praetorium, you need only say the word.

Cid: If we succeed in destroying the Ultima Weapon, it will deal a crippling blow to the Empire's hopes of conquest. After that, the XIVth Legion would not dare to move against us─barring the discovery of further Allagan doomsday devices, that is...

Cid: Let's be on our way, FIRSTNAME! Gaius and his plaything await!

Cid: The Enterprise is at your disposal. When you're ready to head for the Praetorium, you need only say the word.

The Praetorium duty dialogue

Cid: Here it is. If you'd care to take the van, I'll follow after I've had a look around.

Cid: Gaius!

Gaius van Baelsar: Ah, Cid, my boy... You are late.

Gaius van Baelsar: There is something I always meant to tell you, yet the time never seemed right. It concerns your father.

Cid: ...What of him?

Gaius van Baelsar: In the winter of his years, Midas came to abhor his part in Meteor. He told me that he wanted nothing more than to wash his hands of the whole sordid business.

Cid: But he did not wash his hands of it. He helmed the project until the day it killed him!

Gaius van Baelsar: Come now, Cid...you must know that he did not have the luxury of choice. By the time he realized his error, it was too late. Meteor had him completely in its thrall.

Gaius van Baelsar: Shortly before his...transformation, mayhap sensing that something was amiss, your father confided to me all the regrets of his life. Most of them concerned you.

Gaius van Baelsar: Early on in your career, he realized that while you had a talent for devising armaments, it would never fulfill you. Long before you knew your own mind, he saw that you would be far happier using your knowledge for peaceful purposes, and the thought touched him. He was a changed man for it, though he could not let it show.

Cid: You ripped open walls in this place just so you could say this to me!? What is it you want, Gaius!?

Gaius van Baelsar: I want you at my side, Cid. Take up your father's mantle, and become the Empire's lead engineer. It is your destiny.

Cid: My father had a change of heart─you said so yourself! Besides, I have long known my destiny, and I assure you, it lies not with the Empire!

Gaius van Baelsar: A pity.

And what of you, adventurer? Will you not consider making common cause with me?

Gaius van Baelsar: With your powers joined to mine, we might do much for this realm. Together, we could bring order to Eorzea, and usher in a lasting peace.

Gaius van Baelsar: No? And I can expect no better answer than this? So be it. It was your strength that made me proffer my hand in friendship, and it is your strength that makes me proffer now my blade. Save as an ally, you are too dangerous to be let to remain.

Gaius van Baelsar: Run, Cid. Or stay. It makes no matter. You cannot escape the past.

Cid: Gaius, wait! ...Damn it!

Cid: Be careful, now!

Cid: Right, I'll examine the equipment for intelligence. Press on─I'll let you know if I learn anything.

Cid: Well, well, would you look at this! It's the armor we borrowed for our mission at Castrum Centri!

Cid: If this isn’t fate, I don't know what is! Go on, strap yourself in and raise hells!

Cid: That bulkhead is composed of a special alloy. Extremely tough. Ordinary fire won't leave a mark, I'm afraid.

Cid: You'll need to divert all power to the magitek cannon, as I did at Castrum Meridianum.

Cid: The armor's core is like to expire from the strain, but there's no help for it if we want to press on.

Cid: Now, listen well. Press...<buzzzzzz>...the control...<fizzzzzz>...engage ancillary...then fire away. Don't mind the warning lights.

Cid: You're a natural at this! All right, the way's clear, but it's just you and your own two feet now, so be careful.

Nero tol Scaeva: You have been leaving a fine mess in your wake, adventurer.

Cid: Is someone there!?

Nero tol Scaeva: Garlond, old friend. How it warms the heart to hear your voice again after all these years.

Cid: ...Nero? Is that you!?

Nero tol Scaeva: You sound well. It would seem this savage land agrees with you.

Cid: The highest ranking tribunus of the XIVth... It was you all this time?

Nero tol Scaeva: Tell me, Garlond. How long do you intend to keep all the glory for yourself?

Cid: Uh...what? You've lost me.

Nero tol Scaeva: Don't play the fool with me. Ever since the Academy, I have been condemned to live in your shadow.

Nero tol Scaeva: By all objective measure, I was the more talented of the two of us, yet that fact counted for naught beside your privileged birth. You were admired as the young prodigy simply because your father was the great Midas nan Garlond!

Nero tol Scaeva: When you defected, I felt sure my star would finally rise...

Nero tol Scaeva: But by disappearing, you acquired the status of a legend─your reputed genius gaining credence merely by dint of your absence! Instead of cursing you for a traitor, the people actually came to think of you more fondly! To this day, you are still the young prodigy of magitek!

Nero tol Scaeva: I, meanwhile, have ever been made to feel second-rate─I who have continued to serve our nation faithfully. Whenever I fail to excel─why, it is only to be expected! Yet when I exceed all reasonable expectations, people proclaim that I walk in the footsteps of the great Cid nan bloody Garlond!

Cid: Nero, I...I don't know what to say.

Nero tol Scaeva: It matters not a whit what I achieve. Your existence has rendered mine worthless. Even Lord van Baelsar saw fit to offer you a place at his side─and this in spite of your betrayal! Did he extend any such offer to me─the man who has remained loyal to him for all these years? Why, no. He did not.

Nero tol Scaeva: Long have I endured this injustice...but no more.

Nero tol Scaeva: Lord van Baelsar is in the midst of activating the fully powered Ultima Weapon.

Nero tol Scaeva: It is my magnum opus─the creation that will win me the recognition I am due. I will not let anyone interfere.

Cid: Nero! What are you─!?

Nero tol Scaeva: Ever since I first set foot in this benighted land, I have watched you─every move you have made, every step you have taken.

Nero tol Scaeva: You have felled eikons, a feat made possible by the Echo, a peculiar power which shields you from their corrupting influence.

Nero tol Scaeva: It is of little wonder that my lord has taken an interest in you.

Nero tol Scaeva: As have I, if truth be told. It is my desire to harness your power for use in the Ultima Weapon.

Nero tol Scaeva: Should I succeed, Lord van Baelsar will surely take notice! Beside this, Garlond's achievements will be as child's play!

Nero tol Scaeva: Come, adventurer, and yield to me the secrets of your power!

Nero tol Scaeva: I have taken the liberty of preparing an electrifying stage for you.

Nero tol Scaeva: I will lay Garlond low, but first I must break you!

Nero tol Scaeva: Meet one of my creations. You might find it a handful.

Nero tol Scaeva: This will sting.

Nero tol Scaeva: Out of my way!

Nero tol Scaeva: <pant> I will not suffer...to be in another's shadow!

Nero tol Scaeva: This changes...nothing...

Nero tol Scaeva: Ahahahaha! The Ultima Weapon is activated, and it brims with the power of eikons! Nothing can withstand its might!

Cid: Are you all right!?

Cid: What of Nero!? ...Fled!? Damn it!

Cid: In the instant prior to the blackout, the instruments detected a massive power surge from the deepest chamber.

Cid: Gaius is certain to be there! We have no time to waste!

Cid: Word arrived from the Alliance a short while ago. It seems the Order of the Twin Adder has completed its blockade of Castrum Centri.

Cid: What hands they can spare are hastening this way even as we speak, and likewise for the Maelstrom. All that's left is to destroy the Ultima Weapon!

Cid: ...I should warn you: the chamber which houses the target appears to be saturated with aetheric energies. There's bound to be heavy interference.

Cid: But even if we lose contact, you must go on. Just don't do anything I wouldn't do, all right?

[Voiced cutscene starts.]

Cid: Look for the lift's control panel─it'll be somewhere nearby.

Cid: Take the lift down, and you should find yourself in the chamber of the Ultima Weapon.

Cid: Keep your eyes peeled─Gaius could be waiting for you down there.

Cid: Oh, and don't even think about dying. You're too bloody useful!

Cid: The interference is getting worse. I don't think the connection will last much─

Gaius van Baelsar: Tell me...for whom do you fight?

Gaius van Baelsar: Hmph! How very glib. And do you believe in Eorzea?

Gaius van Baelsar: Eorzea's unity is forged of falsehoods. Its city-states are built on deceit. And its faith is an instrument of deception.

Gaius van Baelsar: It is naught but a cobweb of lies. To believe in Eorzea is to believe in nothing.

Gaius van Baelsar: In Eorzea, the beast tribes often summon gods to fight in their stead─though your comrades only rarely respond in kind. Which is strange, is it not?

Gaius van Baelsar: Are the “Twelve” otherwise engaged? I was given to understand they were your protectors. If you truly believe them your guardians, why do you not repeat the trick that served you so well at Carteneau, and call them down?

Gaius van Baelsar: They will answer─so long as you lavish them with crystals and gorge them on aether.

Gaius van Baelsar: Your gods are no different from those of the beasts─eikons every one. Accept but this, and you will see how Eorzea's faith is bleeding the land dry.

Gaius van Baelsar: Nor is this unknown to your masters. Which prompts the question: why do they cling to these false deities? What drives even men of learning─even the great Louisoix─to grovel at their feet?

Gaius van Baelsar: The answer? Your masters lack the strength to do otherwise!

Gaius van Baelsar: For the world of man to mean anything, man must own the world.

Gaius van Baelsar: To this end, he hath fought ever to raise himself through conflict─to grow rich through conquest.

Gaius van Baelsar: And when the dust of battle settles, it is ever the strong who dictate the fate of the weak.

Gaius van Baelsar: Knowing this, but a single path is open to the impotent ruler─that of false worship. A path which leads to enervation and death.

Gaius van Baelsar: Only a man of power can rightly steer the course of civilization. And in this land of creeping mendacity, that one truth will prove its salvation.

Gaius van Baelsar: Come, champion of Eorzea, face me! Your defeat shall serve as proof of my readiness to rule!

Gaius van Baelsar: It is only right that I should take your realm. For none among you has the power to stop me!

Gaius van Baelsar: Let us dance, champion of Eorzea.

Gaius van Baelsar: Taste my blade!

Gaius van Baelsar: Know your place!

Gaius van Baelsar: On your guard!

Gaius van Baelsar: Impressive! Now it is my turn!

Gaius van Baelsar: Come, we shall see if you can finish what you have started.

Gaius van Baelsar: If you will not yield, then you will be destroyed!

Gaius van Baelsar: Eorzea is mine by right!

Gaius van Baelsar: Yaaaaaargh!

Gaius van Baelsar: That you should still stand... Very well, then!

Gaius van Baelsar: I had not thought to be so hard-pressed.

Gaius van Baelsar: Your strength is...most impressive. Such power befits a ruler!

Gaius van Baelsar: Yet you lack the resolve to put it to proper use. A waste.

NPC bubble dialogue

Generic dialogue is the same as in Castrum Meridianum.

Gaius van Baelsar: They may be shades,

but their blades are

just as deadly!

End of The Praetorium duty dialogue

Gaius van Baelsar: Allow me, then, hero, to do that which you will not!

Porta Decumana duty dialogue

Gaius van Baelsar: Bear witness to the true power of the Ultima Weapon!

Gaius van Baelsar: The Ultima Weapon has partaken of the power of eikons! None can stand against it!

Gaius van Baelsar: Kneel to the might below!

Gaius van Baelsar: The land itself is mine to wield!

Gaius van Baelsar: Be entombed in earth!

Hydaelyn: Hear... Feel... Think...

Hydaelyn: Thy foe is Darkness clad in steel. If thou wouldst triumph, thou must look to the Light.

Gaius van Baelsar: Titan's essence...torn from the Ultima Weapon!?

Gaius van Baelsar: No matter─it still harbors the might of other eikons!

Gaius van Baelsar: Yield to the storm!

Gaius van Baelsar: The wind is at my beck and call!

Gaius van Baelsar: Naught can pierce the raging tempest!

Hydaelyn: Once more, crystal bearer. Look to the Light to vanquish the Darkness.

Gaius van Baelsar: Garuda's as well!? Impossible!

Gaius van Baelsar: But the Ultima Weapon is not spent of eikon power yet!

Gaius van Baelsar: Succumb to the flames!

Gaius van Baelsar: So this is the strength of the eikon-slayer...

Gaius van Baelsar: Very well, let us see how you fare when the Ultima Weapon's power inhibitor is disengaged!

Gaius van Baelsar: Naught will remain of you but ash!

Hydaelyn: Yield not to the Darkness, my child. Pray to the Crystal with all thy being.

Gaius van Baelsar: No! How...how are you doing this!?

Gaius van Baelsar: But the Ultima Weapon is all-powerful! Why does my enemy still stand!?

Gaius van Baelsar: Can his strength truly be so great?

Lahabrea: It is the blessing of Light that confounds you.

Gaius van Baelsar: Lahabrea.

Lahabrea: Your foe acts under the protection of the Crystal he bears.

Gaius van Baelsar: So, this is what empowers him.

Lahabrea: Beyond mortal limits.

Lahabrea: If you are to prevail, the hammer of Darkness must needs be brought to bear upon the shield of Light.

Lahabrea: And so it shall, for the Ultima Weapon is host to a power of which you are as yet ignorant.

Gaius van Baelsar: Speak plainly, Ascian.

Lahabrea: The Heart of Sabik. It is the Weapon's core─an enigma whose surface even the vaunted scholars of ancient Allag failed to scratch.

Lahabrea: The magic within has lain dormant for eons.

Gaius van Baelsar: Of what magic do you speak?

Lahabrea: A spell without parallel. Ultima.

Lahabrea: I sought the life force of the primals for no other reason but to quicken the core. For the true power of the Ultima Weapon lies within its now-beating Heart!

Gaius van Baelsar: Lahabrea... What have you done?

Lahabrea: No more than was necessary...for my god to be reborn.

Gaius van Baelsar: Damn you, Ascian!

Lahabrea: The hour is at hand! Behold but a sliver of my god's power!

Lahabrea: And from the deepest pit of the seven hells to the very pinnacle of the heavens, the world shall tremble! Unleash Ultima!

Lahabrea: Ahahahahahaha!

Gaius van Baelsar: Such devastation... This was not my intention...

Lahabrea: Oh, Hydaelyn...it seems the task of keeping Your champion alive has exhausted what strength You had left.

Lahabrea: Van Baelsar... Your enemy's shield is broken.

Lahabrea: The rest I leave to you.

Gaius van Baelsar: We will speak later, Ascian.

Gaius van Baelsar: But first, I must deal with you. The question of who is mightier remains!

Gaius van Baelsar: Come, adventurer! Let us find the answer together!

Gaius van Baelsar: We settle this once and for all!

Gaius van Baelsar: I need not the power of eikons to defeat you! Gaze upon true power!

Gaius van Baelsar: This is most...unexpected. You are possessed of great might, this I will allow.

Gaius van Baelsar: Yet yours is not the might of a ruler! Such is the difference between us─a difference that will assure my victory!

Gaius van Baelsar: U-Ultima!? Curse you, Ascian!

Gaius van Baelsar: How much destruction must be wreaked before you are sated!?

Hydaelyn: I have not the strength...to shield thee again...

Hydaelyn: Permit not the manifestation of that vile magick...lest Darkness prevail!

Gaius van Baelsar: No... No, no, NO! Uh!

Gaius van Baelsar: Heed me... The subjects of a weak ruler must needs look to a higher power for providence...and their dependence comes at a cost to the realm.

Gaius van Baelsar: The misguided elevate the frail... And the frail lead the people astray.

Gaius van Baelsar: Unless a man of power wrests control...the cycle will never be broken.

Gaius van Baelsar: You... You of all people must see the truth in this. You who have the strength to rule...

End of Porta Decumana duty dialogue

Lahabrea: Pathetic.

Lahabrea: You boasted of unrivaled power. You were entrusted with the ultimate weapon. The ultimate magic!

Lahabrea: And still you failed. So much for the glory of man.

Lahabrea: The growing imbalance afflicting the planet must be redressed.

Lahabrea: If it is permitted to worsen, the very laws of existence─both aetheric and physical─will be warped beyond all recognition.

Lahabrea: Know you the root of this corruption? Hydaelyn!

Lahabrea: Like a parasite, She must be burned out if the planet is to recover.

Lahabrea: And naught but the return of the one true god will ensure Her complete excision.

Lahabrea: Yet to pave the way for the master's return, a chaotic confluence of untold proportions must needs be brought about. And that will necessitate the presence of the primals.

Lahabrea: Needless to say, both you and your Scion accomplices can not be suffered to interfere in this endeavor.

Lahabrea: You will not leave this place alive.

Instanced Battle dialogue

Lahabrea: It is past time your flame was extinguished...“Bringer of Light.”

Lahabrea: For the sake of the star, I will deal with you personally!

Lahabrea (bubble text): Begone!

The power of Darkness ravages your body!

Lahabrea: Searing flames, cleanse all in the name of the one true god!

Lahabrea: Those tainted by Light cannot be suffered to live! Go forth, my shadows!

Lahabrea: Hahahaha!

The power of Darkness ravages your body!

Lahabrea: I will show you true magic! Fires of creation─arise!

Lahabrea harnesses vast amounts of magic!

Lahabrea harnesses vast amounts of magic!

Lahabrea: You have meddled enough! Farewell, servant of Light!

Lahabrea: Hmph. Yours was always a vain struggle.

Hydaelyn: Surrender not, my child. Look thee to the Light...

Hydaelyn: And receive of the power to banish the Darkness!

Your fervent hope shines forth the Light!

Lahabrea: That You should still have the strength to interfere... Damn You, Hydaelyn!

Lahabrea: No matter. Blessing or no, you imperfect beings cannot hope to defeat me!

Lahabrea: You withstood the Darkness!? Impossible!

Lahabrea: You are strong, I concede...

Lahabrea: Yet know that if I should perish, so too will the mortal within whose flesh I reside.

Hydaelyn: Mark not the Dark Minion's subtle words. Only Light may banish the Darkness!

Gaius van Baelsar: And so my conquest ends, Cid.

Gaius van Baelsar: In smoke and ashes...

Serpent Scout: My lady! All Twin Adder units have fallen back to the outer perimeter!

Flame Scout: The Flames have completed their withdrawal, General!

Storm Scout: Admiral! All hands accounted for!

Merlwyb: He's still in there...

Raubahn: Cid! Has there been no word?

Cid: Nothing. Nothing at all.

Papalymo: Damnation!

Yda: He's going to make it! I know he is!

Y'shtola: Yda is right. We must have faith.

Kan-E-Senna: Cid! Can they not be evacuated aboard the Enterprise?

Kan-E-Senna: That adventurer and the Scions are as the Warriors of Light reborn.

Kan-E-Senna: We cannot abandon them to their fate! Not again!

Cid: I wholeheartedly agree! But flying into the midst of that would only add to the fireworks!

Alphinaud: There must be something we can do!

Minfilia: Please, Mother Hydaelyn. Please light his way through the darkness...

Minfilia: There!

Papalymo: Oh!

Yda: Look! Thancred is with him!

Papalymo: Thank the Twelve!

Y'shtola: Thank Hydaelyn...

Minfilia: Welcome home.

Pashtarot: Bahamut stirs.

Igeyorhm: As will the others ere long.

Nabriales: 'Tis not a question of whether Eorzea's champion shall yield, but of when.

Lahabrea: And with each passing moment we draw closer to the Reckoning.

Ascians: To the one true god!

Ascians: To Zodiark!

End of Instanced Battle dialogue

Minfilia: The Archons have conducted a preliminary investigation into the origin of the roar that rang out during the celebration. Their findings strongly suggest that a new primal has appeared.

Minfilia: The roar generated a distinctive wave pattern in the aether, a pattern observed only once before in history─five years ago, to be precise. I should like to think it mere coincidence, yet we cannot discount that possibility... Well, I trust I need say no more.

Minfilia: At great sacrifice, we have delivered Eorzea from the threat posed by the Empire and the primals, and thereby secured peace. We cannot well allow the realm to be plunged into chaos once more.

Minfilia: You have given your all for our cause, risking life and limb on I know not how many occasions, yet our struggle continues, and we need you now no less than before.

Minfilia: Please continue to stand with us, and together we shall safeguard the future of the realm─of this very star!

Congratulations Room dialogue

Bremondt: Heh, you've come a long way since I first saw you runnin' around the Wakin' Sands.

Brennan: Hah! You sure gave those imperials what for! I knew you were somethin' special, FIRSTNAME!

Brendt: I reckon a lot more folk'll take up adventurin' after hearin' about what you've done. Brave men and women all hopin' to become the next FIRSTNAME LASTNAME. At least I get to brag about havin' met the original, eh?

Dariustel: By the gods, to think that this ragtag band of idealists could lay the XIVth low. 'Tis a tale straight from a story book.

Dariustel: I imagine my former associates would find it most appealing. After all, what young ruffian hasn't at one point fancied himself a hero in the making?

Dariustel: Aye, I think I may bring more than a few recruits back with me from the Twelveswood.

Iliud: We held a vigil at the church until word came of your success. I cannot express to you how relieved I am by your safe return, FIRSTNAME.

Cid: I think we could all do with a good rest, don't you? I know I could.

Cid: I still haven't had time to think about everything that happened. About Nero...and Gaius...

Wedge: You're an inspiration to us all, FIRSTNAME. An honest-to-gods hero that never gives up! Never gives in!

Wedge: (And neither will I. I'll win Tataru's heart! See if I don't!)

Biggs: Watching you live the life of a free adventurer has helped me realize that I can't keep putting off my dreams forever.

Biggs: I've been talking with Wedge about opening a workshop, independent of Garlond Ironworks. Maybe in Vylbrand, I don't know...

Biggs: Working with the chief is great and all, but someday I want to build my own Enterprise, you know?

Arenvald: One day I hope to become a hero to the people like you. A hero like A'aba and Aulie were to me.

Y'shtola: Welcome back, Warrior of Light. We, all of us, prayed for your safe return.

Y'shtola: The Seventh Astral Era has dawned, setting in motion a myriad of new beginnings. I suspect our paths will diverge for a time... Have you said your farewells to the Scions?

Urianger: The land my master sheltered from oblivion hath been delivered unto a new beginning by the hand of the Warrior of Light. Thus doth history mark the passing of an era.

Urianger: The dawn doth brighten the sky, and shineth o'er this nascent age of hope. And though the clouds gather to mute the sun's rising glory, I would walk far with thee under its gentle glow.

Thancred: I realize I have been the cause of tremendous consternation, and for that I deeply apologize.

Thancred: Ah, but you haven't time to waste chatting with me. Minfilia is expecting you.

Papalymo: So a new era has begun... On such a momentous occasion, I find it good for the soul to tie up loose ends.

Papalymo: Hm? What would I suggest you do? Why, the same thing you always do after accomplishing a task: report to Minfilia. It ends where it begins, my friend.

Yda: Heehee! We all decided to give you a special surprise welcome, just like the ones in heroic epics!

Yda: Your story took many twists and turns, but you managed to get to the happy ending! Let's hope for more happy endings to come!

Alphinaud: “Where men go as one, there is life. And where there is life, there is cause to hope.”

Alphinaud: The light of hope shines brilliantly within you, FIRSTNAME. I only wish my grandfather were here to see it.