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A Requiem for Heroes

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   A Requiem for Heroes

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Resistance Fighter (Porta Praetoria): The Lochs - The High Bank - Porta Praetoria (x:11, y:21.2)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: Porta Praetoria

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png70A Brief ReprieveMainquest1 Icon.png A Brief Reprieve (Level 70)

Spacer2.png Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) (Level 70)

Journal detail hr1 03.png Rewards

Experience Points

Scion Traveler's Attire Coffer
026002.png Swan Song
Miscellaneous Reward
Unlocks ability to purchase Scion Traveler's MaskScion Traveler's JacketScion Traveler's GlovesScion Traveler's TrousersScion Traveler's Boots
Edit A Requiem for Heroes's Miscellaneous Reward
Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
Despite the apparent urgency of Raubahn's summons, the Resistance fighter seems content to wait for your signal to proceed.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071201.png70The Syrcus TrenchMainquest1 Icon.png The Syrcus Trench (Level 70)

  • Despite the apparent urgency of Raubahn's summons, the Resistance fighter seems content to wait for your signal to proceed.
  • The Resistance fighter informs you that Raubahn is prepared to discuss strategy. You offer a curt nod and he proceeds to escort you to Alliance Headquarters.
  • As Raubahn tells it, the Alliance and imperials are at a stalemate, neither side willing to concede defeat. The reason for this deadlock is unclear until a scout interrupts your meeting with grave news─imperial soldiers have broken through the Alliance's defenses, being led by a man who appears to be Lord Zenos. You prepare to set out for battle when you are suddenly racked with pain as an otherworldly voice reaches out to you, but the agony of this aetherial calling does little to weaken your resolve. Raubahn can but wish you luck as you set out to do what you must.
You arrive on the battlefield to find Lyse and Yugiri motionless on the ground, Lord Hien struggling and failing to get on his feet. Towering over them is Lord Zenos, or the Ascian who wears his face. Battle quickly ensues, but try as you might, the Ascian refuses to fall. With ill-fated timing, the pain of the voice brings you to your knees. Your foe standing over you, the world goes dark as his blade comes crashing down on you.
When next you open your eyes, you find yourself in a strange, aetherial plane. Behind you stands a robed figure. He offers no explanations of what is happening, only a message: return to the Crystal Tower where a beacon has been placed for you.
  • You awake in a soft, warm bed, a young Elezen girl dashing out of the room. Was the hooded figure a dream? The thought is pushed aside as Aymeric enters, relief plain on his face. He explains that, just as the Ascian was about to strike, Estinien intervened and whisked you away to safety. He goes on to say the man posing as Lord Zenos retreated shortly after, prompting the remaining imperial forces to follow suit. Before taking his leave, Aymeric relays a message to you, that when you are well and rested, you are to return home where friends are waiting for you.
  • A hush falls over the Rising Stones as you enter, which is soon broken by an overjoyed Tataru. You recount to her all that took place, from your battle at Ala Mhigo, to the mysterious robed figure and his cryptic message. After giving it careful thought, she suspects this person, whomever they may be, is possibly the key to rescuing the others. With renewed resolve, she assures you the Scions who yet remain at the Rising Stones will find the beacon waiting for you at the Crystal Tower.
  • Tataru never lost hope that you would return. In fact, she fashioned you a new set of garments to celebrate your return. Though it is unclear what you will find at the Crystal Tower, perhaps this garb will be of use on the road ahead.
※The next main scenario quest will be available from Tataru once you have met the following requirements:
※ You must have registered a product key for FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers to your service account.
※ You must have completed the main scenario quest “A Requiem for Heroes.”

Resistance Fighter
Commander Aldynn is waiting, my lady. It would be best if we proceeded to Alliance Headquarters at once.
Are you ready?
You're here. Good. I summoned you to discuss strategy, but first I would apprise you of the Garleans' movements.
There have been several skirmishes along the border, but as yet, neither side has delivered a decisive blow.

We had long assumed that the Garleans would overwhelm us in a straight fight, but we seem to be gaining ground, albeit slowly.

As to why that might be... The most likely explanation is that they have yet to commit all their forces. Still, we're winning, and our latest intelligence suggests the Emperor has retreated back to Garlemald.

In light of this, we're considering launching an offensive, with the aim of pushing the front line forward, and giving ourselves some room to breathe.
Distressed Soldier
Commander! The imperials─they've broken through our defenses to the east.
(shout) What!?
Distressed Soldier
Our scouts say their forces are being led by Lord Zenos!
Lord Hien and Commander Hext have taken their troops to provide support, but we don't know how long they can hold out.
So they've been biding their time, waiting for his arrival, have they?

Very well. Send word to our allies, requesting reinforcements for the front line.

Should the worst come to the worst, I may need to enter the fray myself. But what of you? Do you still have the strength to fight?

He may not die as such, but to see Lord Zenos fall on the battlefield would deal a heavy blow to imperial morale. I'll see to it the men stay clear.

What's wrong? Is it the voice again?

Are you sure you're in a fit state to do this?

May Rhalgr grant us strength...

Give them hell, lass. I, for my part, will defend this place to my dying breath.
So, there are still those would stand before me─before Zenos... Interesting.

The Warrior of Light has left Alliance Headquarters.

Let's put an end to this here and now!
Do you truly believe that possible? Then let us test the limits of this Garlean vessel.
A formidable foe... But we have come too far to fail now.
Soon I shall give the lie to man's indomitable spirit.

The Warrior of Light is still nowhere in sight.

To be battered and beaten here...Forename would never let us hear the end of it.
Fight and struggle if that is your wont, but you will not escape your fate.
Our fate is not for you to decide!
Enough! You will learn your place.
Behold─a taste of my true power!
Grrr... Ngh... What is this sorcery!?
Look upon Ame-no-Habakiri and know the depths of your folly!
Oh no you don't!
Lyse, no... What have you done!?
If he would bring all to bear then so must we!
Well done dispelling his phantoms. Now hurry, we must protect Lyse!
Still you choose to struggle against the inevitable...

The Warrior of Light is but a few hundred yalms away!

We may be on the back foot, but it's not over yet!
If we can at least hold out until Forename arrives, I'm sure we can turn this around.
She comes, does she? Then I need not waste any more time with you.
Fall, fiend!

Magic? With a Garlean body? That's hardly fair...

Still, he must be matter the cost...
Ah, Bringer of Light. It has been too long.

No words to mark our reunion? ...So be it.

Equilibrium must be restored... And only your death will redress the balance.

We will suffer your interference no longer.

You think you know of the dark, but I will show you the true nature of our power!

The potential of this vessel is transcendent─without limit!

You are strong, Bringer of Light, but Her blessing will avail you not.

To redress the balance─to ensure the salvation of this star─you must fall!

Impossible... How is it you have grown so powerful in the gift!?

No matter... You may have bested Lahabrea, but I will not be cast aside so easily!

You defeat Zenos yae Galvus.

Your Mother chose Her champion well.

Yet for all your strength, you will still fail.

Hm? Someone calls to you...

Too late, alas.
At last, I've found you.

Please! There is no cause for alarm!

...Though, I confess, this is not where I had intended to meet.

But the place of our meeting is of no consequence─like the war you wage. Win or lose, the path you walk leads only to oblivion.

The better path leads you here. To me. I have need of your strength.
I am afraid such questions will have to wait. We have precious little time, and your work is not yet done.

Go to the Crystal Tower. I have left something for you near its base.

It will serve as a beacon of sorts. One which I pray will help you on your journey.

All you need do is find it. I will take care of the rest.

Soon we will throw wide the gates...

And the path to the First will be yours to walk at last.
You're awake. Thank heavens!
Do you recall the confrontation with Zenos? You were the first to come to the aid of Mistress Lyse and the others on the front line.

In the midst of your duel, it is said you faltered, and that the crown prince seized the opportunity to deliver a mortal blow.

Yet before his blade could find its mark, he was distracted by the arrival of a second adversary who bore you away from the battlefield and into the hands of our chirurgeons.

Lest you wonder, he left before you awoke. As is his wont.

Estinien never was one for emotional farewells.

Though Zenos bested all before him, the battle clearly took its toll, for he retreated shortly after your rescue. Seeing this, the remaining imperial forces decided discretion was the better part of valor and pulled back, allowing us to reestablish our position.

We have since received word of renewed unrest in the provinces, doubtless inspired by the efforts of the Eorzean Alliance and our Far Eastern allies.

Nor does the good news end there. We have also come into possession of intelligence suggesting unrest within the imperial court.

This would certainly explain why both the Emperor and Lord Zenos appear to have abandoned the fight.

A long-awaited ray of hope in these dark times.

Yet to awake, I'm afraid. But, please...concentrate on your own recovery for now.

You have carried the hopes of some half-dozen nations─and we are all eternally grateful for your efforts─but no one is without their limits. Not even you.

Leave this fight to us, my friend. You have earned your rest.

Ah, but before I forget...

I was asked to deliver a message as soon as you awoke.

A reminder that you are not alone, though many of your allies have fallen.

When you are well and rested, you are to return home, where friends will be waiting for you.

Now, if you will excuse me, I must return to the front. May we meet again soon. Under happier circumstances.
Well, this is a most unexpected surprise. I thought you confined to bed.

When I heard that you had collapsed on the field of battle, I confess I feared the worst. But with you standing here before me, I see now that the reports of your defeat were greatly exaggerated. Thank the Fury.

As long as we have you, Mistress Surname, history suggests we have a fighting chance. Speaking of fighting, you may be surprised to hear that the war's effects can already be felt even here in Ishgard. In anticipation of a need for reinforcements, Artoirel will soon be departing for the front lines with a contingent of our finest knights.

I would advise you to stay until your strength had returned, but I know it would be an exercise in futility.

Indeed, I suspect you have already decided on your next destination.

Dark days lie ahead, of that I have no doubt, but the light of hope shall ever guide our steps so long as we have the will to press onward.

And press onward we must. Farewell, my friend. I pray our next meeting will be under happier circumstances.
By the Twelve, I don't believe it!

I rushed back as soon as I could.

I swear, my heart nearly stopped when I heard you'd collapsed like the others. What in heavens' name is going on?

“Win or lose, the path you walk leads only to oblivion.” ...Well, that's helpful.

And what else did he say? The better path leads to him? Hmm...

If his is the voice you've all been hearing, perhaps the others are with him.

Ser Aymeric said the fighting had reached a stalemate, didn't he.

But if that monster masquerading as Zenos comes back...

Thancred, Y'shtola, Urianger, Alphinaud, Alisaie...You're going to need all of them on your side to defeat him.

And I forbid you from going to face him on your own. Do you hear me?

So if you must leave... Go and find the others. Bring them home.

As for where to start, you said the stranger had left a beacon for you at the Crystal Tower, right?

But how are you to find it now that the tower has been sealed shut?

There has to be a way... If anyone would know, it's Cid and the researchers of Saint Coinach's Find.

Don't you worry. We'll find that beacon for you.
...I pray you have good reason for abandoning the front.
How could I remain there while the rumor that my son is possessed by a demon spreads like a sickness here at home?

I will not be made to fight for the throne a second time.

But what of you? Did you not tell me you would destroy Eorzea's champion with the ease that one might swat a fly?
A minor setback. She will not escape me again.
Where is your grandsire? I would have words with him.
How should I know? Do you hide from each other's sight as well? I imagine he is doing what all Ascians do.
Hmmm... He must have found a way to take advantage of this turmoil.
Men are not pawns to be played with, Ascian. You underestimate us at your peril.
This war will not be decided by you and yours. Man must choose his own fate, and I for my part will do all within my power to see Garlemald emerge victorious.
Imperial Magitek Engineer
Pray forgive the intrusion, Your Radiance, but the requested preparations are now complete.
We stand ready to begin production of Black Rose, upon your order.


I knew you'd be all right. And to celebrate your return, I made you this─a brand-new traveling outfit! Oh, I do hope it fits...
<ahem> But now is not the time to fuss over your measurements. I must go and speak with the researchers of Saint Coinach's Find. You go and rest while we track down that beacon.
Katana-wielding Soldier
My enemy. My friend. Had I been but a step faster...
Imperial Centurion
Bloody savages!
Katana-wielding Soldier
A pity your hunt leads you elsewhere... Not that I am surprised.

May you find joy in it. Grow stronger, more savage, and savor every triumph...

In the meantime...I will reclaim that which is rightfully mine.
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While fighting as Hien, you will have access to Second Wind, Kyokufu (a direct damage attack), Ajisai (a damage over time attack), and Hissatsu: Gyoten (a rush attack).

After speaking with Raubahn, there are approximately 17 minutes of cutscenes, along with an instanced battle that will last approximately 10 minutes. Upon your return to the Rising Stones, an additional 7 minutes of cutscenes will begin. The Stormblood credits follow, which last approximately 35 minutes, but can be sped up by pressing down or skipped. After speaking with Tataru, an additional 3 minute cutscene follows the credits.
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