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Ilberd the Dullblade is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XIV. As Marshal of the Crystal Braves, he is introduced as the new right-hand man of Alphinaud Leveilleur and is an old friend of Flame General Raubahn Aldynn.
Originally a sellsword from the fallen Ala Mhigo, Ilberd is a former friend of Raubhan's who became Grand Marshal of Alphinaud Leveilleur's Crystal Braves, a new independent Grand Company answerable only to Minfilia and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. During the events of "Dreams of Ice," Ilberd was tasked with rooting out the Garlean spy known as "the Ivy," who was believed to be a high-ranking member of the Immortal Flames. The breakthrough came when they traced one of the Ivy's agents to Coerthas, who was caught red-handed dealing with the Harriers working for Lady Iceheart. Through interrogation by both the Crystal Braves and Ishgard's Temple Knights, the Ivy's web of intrigue was unraveled.
The traitor was none other than Raubahn's own Grand Marshal, Eline Roaille. She is captured by Ilberd with the aid of the adventurer and Lady Yugiri, as she is meeting with her contact in the East Shroud. While Lady Iceheart is dealt with, Eline escapes custody and flees to Northern Thanalan. Ilberd corners her outside Castrum Meridanum and recaptures her. In Ul'dah, Ilberd and Alphinaud meet with Raubahn to discuss the Ivy's web. They reveal she had also been working for the Monetarists in addition to Garlemald, and perhaps even other unknown parties as given by the deals with the Harriers.
Ilberd secretly loathes Raubhan for "abandoning" Ala Mhigo and is on the pay roll of Lolorito, like most of the Crystal Braves since their interception, with the promise of the restoration of his homeland in return of helping the Lalafell in his bid for power. Ilberd reveals his true nature during the supposed assassination of Nanamo Ul Namo, having his men capture Alphinaud while he drags the adventurer into the dining hall when Teledji Adeledji accuses the hero and the Scions of regicide. After Raubahn kills off Teledji, Ilberd chops off the enraged warrior's left arm when he attempts to cut down Lolorito. Admitting his disdain towards Raubhan, Ilberd provokes his former friend by claiming to be the sultana's killer. This leads to a fight between the former friends that ends with Raubahn defeated and imprisoned.
While their dealings are revealed, Ilberd ends up having a falling out with Lolorito over Raubahn, wanting to execute the "traitor" to Ala Mhigo. Ilberd and his Crystal Brave followers carry out the deed by taking Raubhan to Halatali. The adventurer, Alphinaud, and Yugiri Mistwalker break into Halatali to stop the execution, with Ilberd confronting them in battle alongside Yuyuhase and Laurentius. Overwhelmed while seeing his opponents know the truth of Nanamo not being dead, telling the adventurer they are both nothing but pawns used by others, Ilberd is forced to fall back while explaining he will do what it takes to see Ala Mhigo restored. Alphinaud disbands the Crystal Braves with Ilberd and his followers labeled wanted criminals.
Ilberd is voiced by Hiroshi Shirokuma in the Japanese version of the game. In the English version of A Realm Reborn, Ilberd is voiced by Richard Epcar up the end of 2.55, who also voiced Gaius Van Baelsar. Since the release of the English version of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Ilberd is voiced by Antony Byrne, who also voices Biggs.
"Ilberd" comes from "Hilbert"."Hilbert" is a Middle English given name originating from German. It is a merger of hild meaning "battle" and berht meaning "bright".