Before the Dawn

This quest MUST be completed to access Heavensward content.
Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 50   Before the Dawn
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XP Gil
Expicon.png4,800 Gil Icon.png10,000
Achievement Rewarded
026002.png My Left Arm
Informationicon.png Description
In times of trouble, there are few things more precious than unconditional support.
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Issuing NPC: Haurchefant: Coerthas Central Highlands - Dragonhead - Camp Dragonhead (x:26.8, y:17.5)
Type: Main Scenario
Unlocks: A Dark SpectacleSidequest1 Icon.png
A Fitting TomestoneSidequest1 Icon.png
An Exemplary ExampleSidequest1 Icon.png
Better Axe AroundSidequest1 Icon.png
Black BooksSidequest1 Icon.png
Breaking New GroundSidequest1 Icon.png
Call from the CloudsSidequest1 Icon.png
Coming to IshgardMainquest1 Icon.png
Forging NorthwardsSidequest1 Icon.png
Lance of a LifetimeSidequest1 Icon.png
On the Road AgainSidequest1 Icon.png
Our EndSidequest1 Icon.png
Plenty More Fish in the SeaSidequest1 Icon.png
Savior of SkysteelSidequest1 Icon.png
Sky's the LimitSidequest1 Icon.png
So You Want to Be a MachinistSidequest1 Icon.png
Stairway to the HeavensSidequest1 Icon.png
Strangers in a Strange LandSidequest1 Icon.png
Taint MisbehavingSidequest1 Icon.png
The Breaking of BlanstyrSidequest1 Icon.png
The Green DeathSidequest1 Icon.png
The Legend ContinuesSidequest1 Icon.png
The Social KnitworkSidequest1 Icon.png
Turndown ServiceSidequest1 Icon.png
Wait on MeSidequest1 Icon.png
What's Your SignSidequest1 Icon.png
Without a TraceSidequest1 Icon.png
Quest: Mainquest1 Icon.pngThe Parting Glass
NPCs Involved: House Fortemps Guard

Haurchefant in Coerthas Central Highlands - Dragonhead - Camp Dragonhead (x:26.8, y:17.5)
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Alphinaud in Coerthas Central Highlands - Dragonhead - Camp Dragonhead (x:26.6, y:17.6)
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House Fortemps Guard in Coerthas Central Highlands - Intercessory (x:26.8, y:17)
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House Fortemps Guard in Coerthas Central Highlands - Intercessory (x:26.8, y:17)
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  • You learn that the Dravanians renewed their assault on Ishgard in your absence, and that several wyverns broke free into the city proper. The beasts were duly slain, though not before wreaking considerable havoc, and so it comes as little surprise that your petition for asylum will not be heard until the threat to Ishgard has diminished. For the time being, Lord Haurchefant invites you and Alphinaud to join your companions in the intercessory. Speak with the knight stationed outside to gain entry, and find out who awaits you within.
  • To your surprise, you find Tataru and Yugiri waiting for you in the intercessory, the refugee leader having rescued the young receptionist from the Crystal Braves in Limsa Lominsa. Together, you learn, they traveled to the Waking Sands, where Urianger cast a powerful glamour to mask the presence of those taking refuge within. This small blessing is soon tempered by the realization that, aside from you and Alphinaud, every other Scion who attended the banquet remains unaccounted for. Succumbing to a fit of melancholy, Alphinaud curses himself for being blind to the traitors in his midst, and foolishly believing that he could save the world single-handedly. Seeing this, Lord Haurchefant and Tataru remind him that all is not lost—that they still have allies to whom they can turn. With these words ringing in their ears, the remnants of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn resolve to resume their journey and seek their redemption... one step at a time.

After approximately 10 minutes of cutscenes, credits for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will roll to Answers playing. The credits are lengthy, but can be sped up by pressing down. An additional 5 minute cutscene follows the credits. Edit Before the Dawn's Notes

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