Traitor in the Midst

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Traitor in the Midst

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Quest giver
Minfilia Warde
The Rising Stones (X:6.1, Y:5.2)
Quest line
Seventh Astral Era
Experience 2,340
Gil 901
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Minfilia would have you assist Alphinaud in his new station as commander of the Crystal Braves.

— In-game description


Choose one of the following options:


Minfilia is in The Solar.



  • Grateful for your offer of aid, Alphinaud bids you speak with Captain Ilberd, his second-in-command, to be briefed on the sensitive matter in which he requires your assistance.
  • You learn that Raubahn and Ilberd have been friends and rivals since before the fall of Ala Mhigo. Under the guise of a long-awaited reunion, the two men discuss the matter of the Garlean spy. At the meeting's conclusion, it is agreed that both parties will continue their inquiries.


Accepting the Quest (Cutscene)

Minfilia: <sigh> Try as I might, I cannot shake a creeping sense of dark foreboding... But it avails us naught to fret about the unknown. We must concentrate instead on the problems of the present.
Minfilia: The primals have been relatively quiet of late, and the beast tribes who summon them are under constant surveillance by the Grand Companies.
Minfilia: Should any suspicious activity be afoot, you may be certain that we will hear of it.
Minfilia: And until such time as a permanent solution to the primal problem has been found, we can do little but wait and observe.
Minfilia: As for the Ascians, Urianger is wholly dedicated to finding the means by which we may defeat the dark beings. Let us pray for good tidings on that front.
Minfilia: ...But all of this you knew already. Let us speak then of more current matters─in particular, the state of the Crystal Braves.
Minfilia: Alphinaud did well to found the organization, but ensuring its smooth operation is another matter entirely.
Minfilia: Though I doubt not that he is doing his best, I felt that a helping hand or two would not go astray.
Minfilia: To this end, I offered to send one of the Archons to assist him, but he declined. You know how he can be─independent to a fault, and singularly loath to accept help...
Minfilia: ...Save, of course, when that help comes from you. Alphinaud has entrusted countless matters of import to your care in the past, and I believe he would not hesitate to do so again...were you to offer.
Minfilia: I should be most grateful if you would go to him, and support him in whatever manner you are able.
Minfilia: Alphinaud refused the Archons' help, but I believe that he would welcome yours. I should be most grateful if you would place yourself at his disposal.

Optional Dialogue

Hoary Boulder: Look forward, never back. Devote yourself only to the present. This is what I've learned from the Domans.
Coultenet: Those azure uniforms are really rather striking, but I think I shall remain a Scion for the nonce. These walls have become my home, and the Scions my family.
Coultenet: Besides, I'm not sure blue is really my color. The green in my cassock brings out my eyes, just as Hoary's breeches bring out the red in his.
Hozan: Where have those youngling disappeared to? Making the most of their newfound freedom, no doubt.
Thancred: A dazzling floral arrangement, each blossom a peerless beauty in her own right. Ahhh, the blessing—and the burden—of an overactive imagination.
Higiri: In traditional Doman cuisine, we strive for perfect balance, not only of flavor and texture, but also of nutrition. For a meal to be truly satisfying, it must nourish the body as well as delight the senses.
F'lhaminn: If Higiri and our more skilled culinarians worked closely together, I daresay they could create extraordinary dishes sure to satisfy Eorzean and Doman alike.
Y'shtola: Yes, yes—'twould be foolish to sacrifice nutrition for flavor...
Ilberd: Dispatch the 1st Unit to Ul'dah. The 2nd and 4th are to stand by for further orders.
Tataru: Uwaaah! From invoices to petitions to... It's a war, [Forename]. That desk is my front line...and I fear I have been overrun.
Doware: Many of my countrymen are skilled with bow or blade. I have made it my mission to rally those with such talents to the Braves' cause. I only hope we can be of some small assistance.
Yda: Hm hm. Condemn refugees to death... Wait a minute, that's not right.
Papalymo: ...In which event we must guide them to Little Ala Mhigo, else we condemn them to certain death—Yda, what did I just tell you?

Speaking with Alphinaud

Alphinaud: What is it, [Forename]? And do be concise. I am rather busy.
Alphinaud: ...Hm? You would lend a hand, you say? I see. that you mention it, there is a matter that wants for attention.
Alphinaud: Given its sensitive nature, I was hesitant to entrust it to my Braves, but the demands upon my time are such that I had little choice.
Alphinaud: Which is not to say that my men want for labor. Though we are but newly formed, there is already a great demand for our services, and we are hard-pressed to answer all petitions. But I digress...
Alphinaud: The fact is, I would sooner attend to this particular matter myself, but my presence is required elsewhere.
Alphinaud: That being the case, I have entrusted its resolution to my second-in-command, Captain Ilberd.
Alphinaud: Tell him that I sent you, and he will furnish you with the particulars. My thanks in advance, [Forename].

Speaking with Ilberd (Cutscene)

Ilberd: Hail to you, Scion. How might we serve you? 
Ilberd: ...Commander Leveilleur bade you serve us? 
Ilberd: These are welcome tidings indeed. Given the sensitive nature of the task, I could not rely on one of my own. 
Ilberd: That which I am about to tell you, I tell you in the strictest confidence. 
Ilberd: Some days ago, we received certain documents from an anonymous source. They notified us of the presence of a Garlean agent within the ranks of one of the Grand Companies. 
Ilberd: Following some discreet inquiries, we identified a suspect among the Immortal Flames whom we detained for questioning. 
Ilberd: Alas, the man was not our agent. He was but one of many men in the agent's employ. 
Ilberd: We pressed the traitor for a name, but he had none to give. He claims never to have met his master, whom he knows only as the Ivy. 
Ilberd: He was, however, certain that this “ivy” had coiled itself around every part of the Immortal Flames. It would seem our quarry joined the company some time ago, and gradually recruited others to his cause. 
Ilberd: These conspirators are the vines by which he learns our secrets, all without exposing himself. 
Ilberd: It won't be easy to identify the Ivy amidst this tangled mass of subterfuge. But we have a tendril in our hands, and we shall follow it all the way to the gnarled root. 
Ilberd: Now, much as I would prefer to proceed with due discretion, circumstances demand that this matter be settled posthaste. 
Ilberd: Garlemald's war of succession nears its end, and it is feared that the Empire will soon resume its march on Eorzea. 
Ilberd: When it does, we can ill afford to have traitors in our midst. The Ivy must be rooted out now. 
Ilberd: We must begin by apprising General Raubahn of our findings. I would ask that you accompany me to the Hall of Flames, and remain on hand to see that things go smoothly. 
Ilberd: Assuming the Ivy's tendrils are as widespread as we believe, he will be aware that an investigation is underway. And if that is the case, he may well move against us.
Ilberd: We must be prepared for anything, while taking care not to betray our purpose by seeming prepared. A simple enough task for a one-woman/man army like you. 
Ilberd: We must begin by apprising General Raubahn of our findings. Pray meet me at the Hall of Flames, and remain on hand to see that things go smoothly.

Speaking with Raubahn at the Hall of Flames (Cutscene)

Raubahn: Well, well. What brings you here, my friend? 
Ilberd: She/he is here at my behest. Greetings, Raubahn. It has been a while. 
Raubahn: Ilberd, you old scoundrel! When they told me you'd be visiting, I scarce believed my ears! 
Raubahn: But look at you! The honored captain of the Crystal bloody Braves! Who'd have imagined, eh? 
Ilberd: Not many. But fewer still would have imagined your destiny lay in politics, old friend. 
Raubahn: Aye...we've both come far, have we not? 
Raubahn: Lest you wonder, Ilberd and I go back a long way. We've been friends and rivals since we were lads. 
Raubahn: The last time we saw each other, Ala Mhigo had just fallen, so you can guess how many summers it's been. And in all that time, not a word from the fool! 
Ilberd: Ah, well, my dealings tended toward the modest and mundane...unlike some I could mention. 
Ilberd: As I hear it, no sooner did you reach Thanalan than the Brass Blades clapped you in irons and dragged you off to die on the bloodsands. But being a stubborn sort, you won a thousand matches, and earned yourself a place in the people's hearts while you were about it. 
Ilberd: Then, with your mountain of prize money, you bought the Coliseum, and secured a seat on the Syndicate. Thal's balls, brother─rags-to-riches does not do it justice! You're a hero to the common man! 
Raubahn: Bah, spare me. I am no hero. If anyone is worthy of that title, it's our friend here. Next to her/him, I'm little more than a glorified butcher. 
Raubahn: But you, Ilberd─you sell yourself short. By all accounts, you were an adventurer of some standing. 
Ilberd: I like to think that I did my part for the greater good. But if you are no hero, then I am no adventurer─not in this company. Anyway... 
Ilberd: I have tidings. 
Raubahn: So there has been progress. 
Raubahn: I've let it be known that this meeting is a reunion between old friends. None will give your visit a second thought. 
Raubahn: To convene elsewhere would only attract attention. Let us speak here, in plain view of all. 
Raubahn: ...So it is we who have been compromised. 
Raubahn: Teledji Adeledji's machinations have shaken Ul'dah to her foundations. In such uncertain times, a man's loyalty may be bought for a fistful of gil... 
Raubahn: But if this snake has truly been in our midst for as long as you say, we must needs consider a far graver possibility: conspiracy. Could it be that the Monetarists have been in league with the Empire from the first? 
Raubahn: Very well. I will have my most trusted men investigate the matter. Continue your inquiries in the meantime. 
Raubahn: It does me well to see you again, old friend. When next we meet, let it be over a flagon of ale. 
Ilberd: I look forward to it. Let us reminisce of bygone days, and drink to the future of our homeland. 
Ilberd: Flame General... You wear the mantle well, old friend. I must work hard if I'm to keep up. 
Ilberd: Well, it would seem your services were not required after all. I daresay we have Raubahn's prudence to thank for that. Still, I was glad of your presence. My thanks, Scion.