We're askin' everyone to keep indoors come nightfall. If you do need to be out past dark, you'll wanna make sure there's a hunter by your side. And that includes night drivin'. Rollin' up your windows ain't gonna keep you safe for one second.
David "Dave" Auburnbrie is a daemon hunter from Final Fantasy XV. He has a brown dog who barks when the player enters a location where Dave is currently stationed. He sends Prince Noctis and his friends to recover dogtags of hunters who have gone missing so he can notify their families of their passing.
Dave is a middle-aged man with brown hair and facial hair. He is of stocky muscular build and his arms are covered in tattoos. He wears the dark-colored attire Lucian hunters wear, and has a necklace with two dogtags. He wears fingerless gloves.
Dave is a humane person. He is calm and composed, and has dedicates his life in helping others in slaying daemons and by looking for the tags of the hunters who have gone missing. In chapter 13, in the first breakroom, one can listen to a broadcast where Dave states that all, including those from Niflheim, are welcome to Lestallum, and encourages refugee and resident to treat each other humanely, regardless of where they are from.
Noctis and his friends are tasked with finding Dave after their car has broken down and they use all their travel funds for repairs. As the outlands of Lucis use a different currency than the Crown City, Cid Sophiar advises for Noctis and his friends to become hunters to earn the money for the repairs. They find Dave in a ramshackle hut in Leide region, and help him out as he's been injured. Dave represents the Hunters and is frequently interviewed for radio broadcasts concerning the world events and what the hunters are doing.
When Dave goes missing, Noctis is recruited to find him. Noctis finds him standing near the "No Hunters Allowed" sign by the entrance to Kimya Auburnbrie's house, mulling whether to enter despite the sign's warning. Noctis meets Kimya for Dave, and after the conversation, Dave learns the truth about their past. He decides to someday lead the hunters in his own way.
|Gone Hunting||Leide||Complete "The Errand Prince" during Chapter 01||500 EXP, Hi-Potion x10|
|Dust to Dust||Leide||Reach Chapter 02 and complete "Gone Hunting"||600 EXP, Mega-Potion x5|
|Final Resting Plains||Duscae||Reach Chapter 03 and complete "Dust to Dust"||800 EXP, Elixir x10|
|A Rocky End||Duscae||Complete "Final Resting Plains"||1,000 EXP, Hi-Elixir x10|
|Swallowed by Shadows||Duscae||Complete "A Rocky End"||1,200 EXP, Hi-Elixir x10|
|A Backwoods Burial||Cleigne||Complete "Swallowed by Shadows"||1,500 EXP, Phoenix Down x10|
|Washed Away||Cleigne||Complete "A Backwoods Burial"||1,800 EXP, Phoenix Down x10|
|Mountains of Misfortune||Cleigne||Complete "Washed Away" and reach Chapter 07||2,000 EXP, Megalixir x5|
|The Witch of the Woods||Cleigne||Complete "Mountains of Misfortune"||2,500 EXP, Mega Phoenix x10|
- According to the Final Fantasy XV Scenario Ultimania, each dog tag displays the name of the fallen Hunter when viewed in the Item option of the Main Menu. The family names mirror settlements in the Final Fantasy series from the first to the ninth: Melmond, Deist, Tozus, Mist, Quelb, Jidoor, Corel, Esthar, and Madain.