"Know this: there is nothing I would not give to take back Ala Mhigo! Nothing!"
Born in Ala Mhigo, Ilberd and his family fled their homeland south following the Garlean invasion. Ilberd worked as an adventurer to support his kin until they were lost in a fire that consumed their home—a fire caused by the Calamity. Suddenly alone in the world, there was only one thing left to Ilberd: to see Ala Mhigo reclaimed, and return the remains of his loved ones to their homeland. He rested all his hopes upon his old friend Raubahn, who had become a member of the Syndicate.
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Yet, despite his vaunted position, the Flame General made no attempts to raise an army to wrest his native city-state from the hands of her invaders. Lost to despair, Ilberd pledged himself to Lolorito, and joined the Crystal Braves as a double agent.
A patriotic Highlander, Ilberd enjoys the medicinal teas of his native land. He sparred with Raubahn in times long past, and has since become known as "Ilberd of the Dull Blade." This is due to the ferocious strength with which he fights even at the age of forty-four.
Lionshead: A single-edged sword of unknown origin, Ilberd's arm bears a lion's head upon the guard. He discovered it whilst exploring the Invisible City at the behest of the Thaumaturges' Guild, but as the magi took no interest in the steel, he was allowed to retain it as payment for services rendered. The magicks imbued within the weapon are believed to stimulate the humors, allowing for bladework that seemingly exceeds the skill of the wielder.
This NPC is found in multiple locations. The map below shows where the NPC is first encountered.