On Rough Seas – Final Fantasy XIV

FFXIV Quest On Rough Seas is a level 80 main scenario quest. Alphinaud is keen to report back to the Admiral. Category: Main Scenario (Shadowbringers) ⇒ Post-Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quests II ⇒ Dark Reprise.

  • Quest giver: Alphinaud
  • Location: Lower La Noscea (X:27.4, Y:18.5)
  • Requirements Class/Job: Any Disciple of War or Magic (excluding limited jobs) Lv. 80
On Rough Seas


  1. Speak with Merlwyb in the command room.
  2. Speak with Merlwyb.

FFXIV 5.4 MSQ 08: On Rough Seas

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NPC Locations

NPCs Involved: Alisaie, G’raha Tia, Merlwyb, Eynzahr Slafyrsyn, Zanthael.

Name Area
Alisaie Command Room
(X:3.5 Y:3.4)
Alphinaud Command Room
(X:3.5 Y:3.4)
Eynzahr Command Room
(X:3.5 Y:3.3)
G’raha Tia Command Room
(X:3.5 Y:3.4)
Merlwyb Command Room
(X:3.5 Y:3.4)
Zanthael Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks
(X:11.4 Y:10.9)
Alisaie Lower La Noscea
(X:27.4 Y:18.5)
G’raha Tia Lower La Noscea
(X:27.3 Y:18.5)


Rewards Optional rewards
  • Experience: FFXIV Experience 0
  • Gil: FFXIV Gil 0
  • 1 x Heavens’ Eye Materia VIII
  • 1 x Savage Aim Materia VIII
  • 1 x Savage Might Materia VIII

Quest Progression

Related Quests Title Area Level
Prerequisite Quest Main Scenario (Shadowbringers) > Post-Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quests II: The Search for Sicard Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks 80
Follow-up Quest Main Scenario (Shadowbringers) > Post-Shadowbringers Main Scenario Quests II: The Great Ship Vylbrand Command Room 80


Hydaelyn ► Vylbrand ► La Noscea ► Lower La Noscea ► Cedarwood ► Blind Iron Mines

I don't know about you, but it was all I could do to stop myself punching Sicard in the smirking face whenever he opened his mouth.
G'raha Tia
Though I have some passing knowledge of prior events, I am yet ill qualified to meddle in Lominsan affairs. 'Twas not my place to argue with Sicard, much as I would have liked to.Nay, it is for the Admiral to deal with him and the Bloody Executioners both. By bringing them to the negotiating table, we have played our part.
I thought myself the hunter, but it turns out I was the prey... A timely reminder that the pirate powers of Limsa Lominsa are not to be trifled with.But all's well that ends well. G'raha Tia's timely provocation had the desired effect, and Sicard has agreed to a meeting. Let us hurry back to Limsa Lominsa and pass on his invitation to the Admiral.

Hydaelyn ► Vylbrand ► La Noscea ► Limsa Lominsa ► Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks ► Bulwark Hall

<Maelstrom Rank/Surname>, your companions have already reported to the command room. Will you be joining them?

Hydaelyn ► Vylbrand ► La Noscea ► Command Room

Sicard does not want for confidence, that much is plain, but I have faith in the Admiral. She has dealt with far worse.
The Astalicia is the very last place for such a meeting. The Admiral will be marching right into the coeurl's den. <sigh> I hope we don't end up regretting this...
G'raha Tia
While we have no assurances Sicard will be amenable to reason, there can be no compromise without discussion.
Eynzahr Slafyrsyn
There you are. We have eagerly awaited your return.
Welcome back, my friends. What news?

So they have been stealing crystals from the kobolds...

My thanks for solving the mystery, and securing a meeting besides.

Suffice to say, I accept Sicard's invitation. And I would have you join me as my guests.

The future of Limsa hangs upon the outcome of this meeting, and I would have the Scions present to bear witness.


Hydaelyn ► Vylbrand ► La Noscea ► Command Room

When the discussion gave way to a duel, I feared what might unfold. Yet only a fool would underestimate the Admiral─as Sicard soon discovered.
While I don't condone what Sicard has been doing, I know how difficult it can be to change course. It took me long enough to join the Scions, didn't it.
G'raha Tia
There are times when one must stand one's ground, even if the cost of failure is beyond reckoning.The Admiral did just that, and I have nothing but respect for her. As she continues to steer her nation through this period of transition, I pray the Navigator will see fit to fill her sails.
Eynzahr Slafyrsyn
Like Mistbeard before him, Hyllfyr chose to trust the future of our nation to the Admiral. That was the moment, I believe, that the good ship Limsa Lominsa finally embarked upon her new course.
...Though I had anticipated a duel, I did not foresee that Hyllfyr would intervene.

But full glad am I that he did. 'Twould have been a shame to kill the boy.

Instead, the whelp has learned a valuable lesson, and we have made peace amongst ourselves. All that remains is to do likewise with our neighbors.

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