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Rhitahtyn sas Arvina
Cape Westwind is a trial from Final Fantasy XIV and is part of the 2.0 Main Scenario quests. This fight takes place in Western Thanalan.

Story Edit

It has come to light that Rhitahtyn sas Arvina, praefectus castrorum of the XIVth Legion, is scheduled to inspect the imperial outpost at Cape Westwind. Although native to a territory subjugated by the Empire, Rhitahtyn's prowess as a field tactician has won him a station of great authority within the Garlean military. Such a formidable enemy general will surely prove an obstacle to the Alliance's efforts to purge the realm of the imperial menace. For the first phase of Operation Archon, you have been entrusted the mission of infiltrating the imperial outpost and striking him down.

In game description

Progression Edit

Normal Edit

Rhitahtyn is a pretty easy fight, he will hit the tank every now and then with a light tank buster, eventually he will start using firebombs which leave a puddle of fire on the ground, anyone caught in it will receive a DoT and take damage. Once his health gets low he summons imperial soldiers to fight you, they will deal additional damage to the tank and stun occasionally.

As a last ditch effort to get rid of you he summons magitek missiles on the area damaging anyone within range.

Loot Edit

Rhitahtyn sas Arvina CardTriple Triad Card1An uncommon (★★) card used in the game Triple Triad.

Quests Edit

Operation Archon

TypeMain Scenario Quests
RequiresThe Black Wolf's Ultimatum
UnlocksA Hero In Need
High Standards
RewardsFFXIV EXP Icon 28420
FFXIV Gil Icon 3463
Start NPCMinfilia
End NPCAllied Communications Officer


  • Minfilia would brief you on the Eorzean Alliance's planned counteroffensive against the Empire.
  • So begins Operation Archon, the Eorzean Alliance's eleventh-hour bid to purge the realm of the imperial menace. Suffice it to say, your role in the counteroffensive will be crucial to its success. Proceed to the Immortal Flames encampment north of Vesper Bay, and speak with the Allied communications officer to receive your orders.
  • The Immortal Flames stand ready to launch their assault on the imperial outpost at Cape Westwind. Make your way to the staging point situated before the enemy stronghold, and report for duty to Lieutenant Adalbert.
  • Phase one of Operation Archon is now in motion. Enter the imperial outpost and fight your way through to the innermost sector.
  • The path leading to the innermost sector of the imperial outpost is now open, and a confrontation with Rhitahtyn sas Arvina awaits. Proceed when you are ready and strike down the praefectus. ※Cape Westwind can be accessed via the Duty Finder.
  • At the end of a fierce struggle, you deal Rhitahtyn his death-blow, consigning the first Roegadyn to hold the rank of praefectus to history. Phase one of Operation Archon has ended in success.
  • With Rhitahtyn's demise, the forces garrisoned at Castrum Occidens have been thrown into disarray. For now, withdraw to the Immortal Flames encampment north of Vesper Bay, and report to the Allied communications officer.
  • The time has come to commence the second phase of Operation Archon. When you are ready, request further orders from the Allied communications officer.


  • (Defeat Rhitahtyn)
  • Report to Adalbert in front of the imperial outpost.
  • Examine the gate barring entry to the innermost sector of the outpost.
  • Use the Duty Finder to confront Rhitahtyn sas Arvina at Cape Westwind.
  • Report to the Allied communications officer.
  • Report to the Allied communications officer.

Musical themes Edit

The theme that plays during the duty is "Steel Reason" (鋼の理念, Hagane no Rinen?)

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