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Stormblood (Quest)

Mainquest1 Icon.png Lv. 70   Stormblood (Quest)

Journal detail hr1 07.png Acquisition
Pipin: The Lochs - The Queen's Gardens (x:32.7, y:22.9)

Map33 Icon.pngClosest Aetheryte: The Ala Mhigan Quarter

Journal detail hr1 08.png Requirements
071201.png70The Measure of His ReachMainquest1 Icon.png The Measure of His Reach (Level 70)

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

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Experience Points

Aether Current
Aether Current
026002.png The Measure of His Reach (Achievement)
Miscellaneous Reward

Dungeon Icon.png Ala Mhigo (Level 70)
Dungeon Icon.png Castrum Abania (Level 69)
Trialicon.png The Royal Menagerie (Level 70)

Unlocks ability to purchase Serge Knit CapTwinsilk SuspendersGazelleskin Gloves of CraftingCropped Twinsilk SlopsGazelleskin ShoesSerge HoodSerge PonchoSerge Work GlovesTwinsilk Slops of GatheringFur-lined Gazelleskin BootsMolybdenum Halfheart SawMolybdenum Lump HammerMolybdenum Ball-pein HammerPalladium Texture HammerMolybdenum Creasing KnifePalladium NeedleMolybdenum AlembicMolybdenum FrypanMolybdenum Claw HammerMolybdenum FileMolybdenum PliersAlmandine Grinding WheelMolybdenum AwlZelkova Spinning WheelMolybdenum MortarMolybdenum Culinary KnifeMolybdenum PickaxeMolybdenum HatchetZelkova Fishing RodMolybdenum SledgehammerMolybdenum ScytheStormblood Tataru Taru CardFringes Riding MapPeaks Riding MapLochs Riding MapRuby Sea Riding MapYanxia Riding MapAzim Steppe Riding MapShinryu CardZenos yae Galvus Card
Increased Mount Speed in Shirogane and Rhalgr's Reach.
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Journal detail hr1 04.png Description
At long last, the end is in sight.
Journal detail hr1 01.png Objectives
  • Use the Duty Finder to enter Ala Mhigo.
  • Use the Duty Finder to enter Ala Mhigo.
  • Use the Duty Finder to confront Shinryu in the Royal Menagerie.
  • Use the Duty Finder to confront Shinryu in the Royal Menagerie.
  • Speak with Lyse.
  • Speak with Alphinaud.
  • Speak with M'naago.
  • Speak with Raubahn.
  • Speak with Yugiri.
  • Speak with Lyse.
  • Speak with Lyse in Rhalgr's Reach.
Journal detail hr1 02.png Unlocks Quests
071341.png70Songs in the Key of KuganeFeaturequest1 Icon.png Songs in the Key of Kugane (Level 70)
080121.png70The New King on the BlockSidequest1 Icon.png The New King on the Block (Level 70)

  • At long last, the end is in sight.
  • After convincing the Ferae Domitae to withdraw, you and Alphinaud rejoin the main host outside the gates, and the assault begins in earnest. All proceeds as planned until a unit of airborne magitek armor launches a counterattack, throwing the Allied forces into chaos... Moments later, however, your Far Eastern allies, led by Lord Hien, swoop in to the rescue, engage the imperial flying machines, and leave the Alliance free to resume their attack. The gate buckles under the renewed assault, and soon gives way.
Now begins the battle for the future of a nation. Together with the brave men and women of the Eorzean Alliance and the Resistance, you and your fellow adventurers must enter the city and make for the castle where Zenos yae Galvus resides, and put an end to his reign of terror.
※Ala Mhigo can be accessed via the Duty Finder.
  • Twice before, you faced Zenos yae Galvus, and twice before he beat you. But the third time proves different. The viceroy falters and withdraws, and subsequently erupts into maniacal laughter. At long last, you are become the beast he has longed to face, and so he bids you join him at the top of the Royal Palace, where the gods may bear witness to your dance.
  • In the Royal Menagerie, you are greeted by a terrible sight: Shinryu, Ilberd's draconic god of vengeance, at the mercy of the viceroy. Zenos fawns over the primal, which he proclaims a being of pure violence, and muses upon how instrumental you were in its creation and capture. You regard him silently as he proceeds to mock his great-grandfather's legacy, while hinting at his own dark ambitions, biding your time to strike. At last, he declares that all he has done, he did but for the joy of doing it, and that only man has the wisdom and the clarity to embrace violence for its own you have.
His manifesto thus delivered, Zenos frees Shinryu from its restraints and cries out defiantly as it bathes you both in dragon fire. Unscathed, your foe rises into the air and uses his power as a Resonant to merge with the primal, binding it to his will. As he towers over you, transformed, he glimpses Ilberd's final moments, and declares this to be “an ending to mark a new beginning,” before taking to the air. Nor is he mistaken. For if you and your comrades─those stalwart yet humble adventurers who have stood by you from first to last─do not stop Zenos yae one will.
※The Royal Menagerie can be accessed via the Duty Finder.
  • One day the world may be consumed by fire and blood, and all that you hold dear be forever lost. But not this day. Zenos yae Galvus, legatus of the XIIth Legion, imperial viceroy of Ala Mhigo, has fallen.
  • Alphinaud and Lyse join you in the Royal Menagerie as Zenos, returned to his former form, struggles to his feet, coughing blood. To their astonishment, he is filled with a joy he has never known, for he has experienced a moment unlike any other: clear and pure and real. He brings the blade to his neck and smiles the smile of a man at peace, and before Lyse can intervene, the deed is done. Zenos yae Galvus is dead.
Soon after, Raubahn, Hien, and others arrive, expecting a fight and are relieved to find there is none. Though Lyse is initially reluctant to celebrate, Hien urges her to raise a cheer for all those who fought for freedom. And so you, together with your many comrades and the leaders of the Eorzean Alliance and the Resistance, gather at the castle's ramparts, and as the horns spread word of the viceroy's death, the people of Ala Mhigo raise their voices in song...
  • Lyse is unsure how to feel in the wake of Ala Mhigo's liberation. However, she knows that she does not want to keep you all to herself, and so she urges you to seek out your comrades, as they doubtless have much they wish to say.
  • None can predict what the future holds now that Zenos is dead and Ala Mhigo and Doma are free. But your comrades are hopeful of a better tomorrow, and are prepared to do their utmost to ensure it comes to pass.
  • Lyse remains where you left her, still quiet and thoughtful. Upon hearing you have made your rounds, she asks you to return with her to Rhalgr's Reach, along with the other Scions of the Seventh Dawn. Clearly, something weighs on her mind, but what?
  • In Rhalgr's Reach, before your gathered comrades, Lyse declares her intention to formally leave the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. The work to rebuild Ala Mhigo has only just begun, and she believes she cannot serve her homeland and the order both. Yet even if this marks the end of her tenure, you are still comrades, now and ever after─and Y'shtola is not about to let her forget it. Overcome with emotion, Lyse's eyes begin to water, and you come together to embrace as Scions one final time...

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Heh heh heh heh...

Ahahahahahaha! Yes, yes! Such ferocity, such tenacity!

I am loath to recall how disappointed I was when first we fought...but finally, finally, after bathing in the blood and offal of your enemies, finally you prove yourself worthy prey for the hunt!

It fills you even now, doesn't it? The hunger. To bite down on my jugular, to feel the warmth fill your mouth and run over even as you drink deep. Good, good! This is the beast I have longed to face!

As you sharpened your claws, I too sought newfound strength! But this is no place for a final contest. Come! the heavens shall bear witness to our dance!
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Welcome to the Royal Menagerie.

The King of Ruin built this place for his foreign queen. He kept it filled with familiar creatures from her homeland. They bored me all.

But this fine specimen, on the other hand, is simply...divine.

Your fates are entwined, are they not, eikon-slayer? This dragon, this...embodiment of unbridled despair, born of a desperate man's burning hatred for the Empire...

How raw the raging tempest that churns within its breast. No myth made manifest this, but...a being of pure violence.

Hah hah, mayhap you are the true architect of our design. You who fought the very soul of vengeance to the edge and watched him fall; you who let slip the Allagan hound, to drive this eikon into my arms! Have I said too much? Forgive me, this...sensation is wholly unfamiliar to me.

A question, then—and I should like very much for you to speak from the heart. If I were to stand aside, what would you do to this eikon?
What will you say?
Bind it. Kill it. ...
But have i not already bound it with Omega's restraints? And does not the Seventh Umbral Calamity stand as a testament of the fallibility of such devices? Oh, how quickly we forget.
Ah. As simple as that. But of course. You are the eikon-slayer. Such certainty is to be expected.
Hm. You will not indulge me even with a simple reply, then? No. You think only of the fight to come. How alike we are.

A pity. There is another alternative. Or there would be...had you only mastered your abilities.

I speak of the Echo, of course. Does it merely render you immune to eikonic influence? Or is it rather that your influence is far greater than theirs? Granted, these implications are of no moment to a savage, who thinks only of killing the beast before him...

But when I read van Baelsar's reports, I immediately saw the boundless potential of the Echo. I saw how it could be instrumental in binding an eikon to one's will. Hence my research and the Resonant—and oh so much more!

All eikons must be exterminated, without exception. Such was the imperial mandate issues by my great-grandfather after he saw firsthand the destruction wrought by one such being. They are a blight upon this star, he felt, and so he began his great and just crusade.

Pah! 'Twas not justice which spurred his campaign, but fear! Fear of eikons, fear of their power. Cowardice made them march forth to battle. Pathetic.

Man should fight for the joy of it. To live, to eat, to breed—lesser beasts snap and howl at one another for this. Only man has the wisdom and the clarity to embrace violence for its own sake.

For we who are born into this merciless, meaningless world, have but one candle of life to burn.

I know you understand this. You and I are one and the same. Together, we could while away the quiet hours, as friend and confidant...if you will accept me.
What will you say?
I accept you. I deny you.
Heh heh...are we to embrace and let bygones be bygones? Do our deeds weigh so little that you would cast all aside? Come. 'Twas plain for the first how this would end.
Heh heh...and yet, in doing so, you prove me right. We are warriors. 'Twas plain from the first how this would end.

You live for these moments—when all hangs in the balance...when the difference between life and death is but a single stroke.

I live for them too! This is who we are, my friend! This is all we are! Ala Mhigo and Doma and Garlemald be damned!

We tower above the gods! You by your gift, I by my might!

And before the Resonant the gods shall be made to kneel!

An ending to mark a new beginning!
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Are you all right!?

Hah...hah...hah... The hunter has indeed become the hunted.
And yet...there is only joy. Transcendent joy that I have never known. How invigorating, how...pure this feeling.

Is that what this was all about? All the meaningless death and destruction? So you could feel something!?

Zenos yae Galvus
Meaningless? Men die that others may live. Those who survive are stronger for it.

Not that you could ever understand. To have stood upon this great stage of have played my part to perfection...

Oh, this...this moment...let it be enshrined in eternity. My heart...beating out of time... So clear, so vivid so real... So real.



Farewell, my first friend. My enemy.

Where is he?

He's dead. By his own hand.

Then justice has been done.

There's no justice in that rabid animal's end.

Liberty or death. That so many should be forced to take up this creed to defeat such madness...

We won. Forget him. The living have need of us now.

Stand tall, Lyse! Now is the time to raise a cheer for all who fought for freedom! A cheer loud enough to carry to the highest heavens!

...You're right.

Thank you. Without you... know.

So let's do it together. For Ala Mhigo!
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