Bwahaha! The battlefield is the best and worst of places. Where else can a man's enemy become his mentor, or an ally his enemy?
Flame General Raubahn Aldynn is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV. He is the leader of Ul'dah's Grand Company, the Immortal Flames. He was once a resident of Ala Mhigo before its fall to the Garlean Empire.
By buying the Coliseum in Ul'dah using his winnings as a champion Gladiator, he earned himself a place in the Syndicate. Unlike the rest of the Syndicate, he is faithful to the Sultana Nanamo Ul Namo and has reinstated the Immortal Flames as a means for the Sultanate to combat the impending threat of the Garlean Empire.
The line between victory and defeat is drawn by the swift and trod by the dead.
Raubahn is a male Highlander Hyur with brown cornrow braids and a beard. On his back he wears his two large swords and a shield.
All these years, I've been made to dance to their tune... How could you, Roaille? How could you side with them...? Those cankers who take from this land and give naught in return─who use their power to disempower, and grow fat while the people starve! I know you can hear me, Monetarist scum! Your crimes will not go unpunished! One day, I will purge this land of your sickness! Before the eyes of the Twelve, I swear it!
Raubahn is seen during an Echo flashback to the Battle of Carteneau. Despite wanting to press the battle, he reluctantly agrees with the other leaders to call for a retreat. He and the Sultana later host a memorial service for the fallen of Carteneau.
Once Gaius van Baelsar issues his ultimatum, Raubahn and the other alliance leaders discuss what their response is. They consider capitulation in light of the struggles after the Calamity, but the timely arrival of Minfilia and the regrouped Scions convinces them to resist the Imperial threat once again. The Eorzean Alliance readies Operation Archon to eliminate Gaius and his trump card, the Ultima Weapon. Raubahn himself led the main offensive against Gaius's fortress at Castrum Meridanum, and serves as the Adventurer's contact for the final few Main Scenario quests.
During the events of "Through the Maelstrom", thanks to Alphinaud's influence, Raubahn arranges an audience with the Sultana and the Syndicate for Lady Yugiri of the Doman refugees. She tells of the troubles within the Garlean Empire and how it affected Doma, and asks for asylum. Though both Nanamo and Teledji Adeledji were born willing to grant Yugiri's request, Lolorito's counter argument ultimately has the Syndicate decide against granting asylum by majority vote. Soon after, during the events of "Defenders of Eorzea", Raubahn heads up an investigation into rioting breaking out in Ul'dah due to unrest from other refugees. When Raubahn learns the Adventurer and Alphinaud had conducted an independent investigation, he invites them to a confidential meeting with himself and the Sultana as they reveal that Teledji had instigated the riots for his agenda to acquire Omega.
During the events of "Dreams of Ice", Raubahn meets with his old friend Ilberd, who has become Grand Marshal of the newly created Crystal Braves. Investigating the activities of traitor within the Eorzean Alliance ranks known as "The Ivy", who has been making deals with heretics working for Lady Iceheart, Raubahn learns the traitor to be his right-hand Grand Flame Marshal Eline Roaille. Ultimately, revealed to be a Garlean spy, Roaille escapes. Later, while speaking with Ilberd and Alphinaud in private over Roaille's activities, Raubahn is trouble that Roaille has also been feeding information to the Monetarists in addition to Garlemald and the Harriers. As Alphinaud and the Crystal Marshal took their leave, Raubahn cursed the Monetarists and vowed to end their sway over Ul'dah.
During the events of "Before the Fall", the Dravanian Horde was driven back by a token force aiding Ishgard, Ul'dah hosts a celebration once the battle is successfully won. During the event, Nanamo Ul Namo is presumably assassinated and an enraged Raubahn slays Teledji, the culprit, when he mocks the Sultana. But Raubahn finds himself betrayed by Ilberd, who severs one of Raubahn's arms and reveals his own involvement in the assassination. Although badly wounded, believing that Lolorito is the mastermind behind Nanamo's death, Raubahn fights Ilberd, but is eventually defeated and imprisoned. Shortly after these events, Raubhan's adopted son Pipin Tarupin returns to Ul'dah from his latest assignment, and swears to clear his father's name.
Raubahn eventually learns the truth that Lolorito learned of Teledji's scheme and allowed it to occur, substituting the poison for a sleep-inducing potion, so his own two rivals would kill each other. Furthermore, Ilberd had been in the employ of Lord Lolorito since the inception of the Crystal Braves on the promise of a liberated Ala Mhigo. However, considered a traitor to their homeland by his friend, Raubahn was almost executed by Ilberd against Lolorito's wishes before the Adventurer, Alphinaud, and Yugiri Mistwalker rescue Raubahn. Soon after meeting Lolorito, Raubahn is given the antidote so he can revive Nanamo. After the defeat of Archbishop Thordan VII, Raubahn is present during the ceremony in which Ishgard rejoins the Eorzean Alliance.
Some time later, Ishgard hosts a Grand Melee, a friendly mock battle between the forces of the Eorzean Alliance. Raubahn participates in this event, and proves that even when missing an arm, he is a formidable warrior. The Grand Melee concludes with a one-on-one duel between Raubahn and the Adventurer, and though he is defeated, he is left elated at the thrill of the battle.
|Raubahn Aldynn Card|
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Creation and development Edit
Raubahn is voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto in the Japanese version of the game and J.C. Miller in the English version. Since the release of the English version of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Raubahn is voiced by Nick Boulton.
Other appearances Edit
Raubahn appears with an earth-elemental card depicting his official render.
Raubahn appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
- A miniature doll in Raubahn's likeness can be summoned as a minion through the "Wind-up Leader" item if the Adventurer is allied to the Immortal Flames.