Hour of Departure

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(Lv. 59) Hour of Departure
Issuing NPC Alphinaud
Location The Pillars - Airship Landing (14-11)
Type MSQ.png Main Scenario
Level 59
Unlocks MSQ.png The First Flight of the Excelsior
Requires MSQ.png An Eye for Aether

Hour of Departure is a Main Scenario quest in the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. It can be unlocked by completing the quest "An Eye for Aether" at level 59.

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Alphinaud has a final task for you before departing for Azys Lla.


  • Speak with Aymeric.
  • Speak with Lucia at the Congregation of Our Knights Most Heavenly.
  • Speak with Tataru at the Forgotten Knight.
  • Speak with Hilda in the Brume.
  • Speak with Edmont at Fortemps Manor.
  • Report to Alphinaud at the airship landing in Ishgard.

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While waiting for Cid to finish building the aetheric ram, Alphinaud suggests that you pay a visit to those who will remain in Ishgard. Begin by speaking with Aymeric, who stands nearby.

Aymeric expresses regret that he cannot join you in the battle to come, and gives you his blessing to do whatever is necessary to stop his father. Having bid the lord commander farewell, it is time to visit your other allies in Ishgard. Seek out Lucia at the Congregation of Our Knights Most Heavenly, Tataru in the Forgotten Knight, and Hilda in the Brume.

You have spoken with Lucia, Tataru, and Hilda, and received words of encouragement from all concerned. Before returning to the airship landing, pay a final visit to Lord Edmont at Fortemps Manor.

In a touching gesture, Lord Edmont bequeaths to you the shield that his son used to save your life. Noble Haurchefant...a man of no less courage than you, and no less honor, but one upon whom Hydaelyn never smiled. Inwardly, you reaffirm your vow to exact vengeance upon Ser Zephirin. Return to the airship landing and inform Alphinaud that you are ready to leave.

Having said your farewells, you are now ready to embark upon your mission to the floating isle of Azys Lla.

Last edited by Dragoon on 22 September 2015 at 03:12
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