Lyon rem Helsos is a character from Final Fantasy XIV. He is a Pilus prior of the IVth Imperial Legion introduced during the Save the Queen story.

Lyon is a strategist whose cunning is matched only by his renown as a tamer of beasts, and it is rumored that he alone is worth more than a thousand rank-and-file troops.

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Personality[edit | edit source]

Yet as often as he has proven his worth to the IVth, Lyon also has a notorious reputation for being unpredictable. A warrior through and through, he relishes battle for its own sake, and is known to seek out worthy foes against whom to test his mettle, mission be damned. Not even strategies of his own conception are exempt from his impulses, and his comrades are no longer surprised when they discover that he has abruptly sallied forth on his own.

His conduct has garnered him the ire of his superior, Tribunus Menenius sas Lanatus, but not even demotion seems to faze the old Hyur. Having no patience for Menenius's love of machination and maneuvering, Lyon is often heard to say: “A warrior lets his weapon do the talking.”[1]

Story[edit | edit source]

The indomitable Lyon has faithfully served two generations of Gabranth legatuses─first the father, Basch van Gabranth, with whom he shares a homeland, and now the son, Noah van Gabranth. Having known the latter as an infant, he forgoes protocol and refers to his commander as his “dear boy” as he always has.

Since the beginning of his military career, he has exhibited tremendous talent for warcraft, swiftly rising through the ranks to become a centurion and distinguishing himself during the invasion of Bozja well before his twentieth nameday. Now a grizzled soldier of eight and sixty, it would seem that Lyon's best days are far behind him, but his vaunted skill at arms betray no signs of decline; on the contrary, his wealth of combat experience makes him all the more fearsome as he charges into battle at the head of his beast contingent in clashes against the Bozjan Resistance.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Depending on the player's performance during "The Hunt for Red Choctober" Crital Engagement, the player can fought Lyon in a duel in "Beast of Man" Solo Engagement.

Lyon is fought as the Castrum Lacus Litore final boss. During most of the battle he will command his beast Dawon to face the raid. Midway through the fight, a glowing area appears called "Passage to Majesty's Place" allowing up to eight people to jump to the northern arena to directly fight Lyon while the rest of the raid continues fighting Dawon and adds in the main arena. Once Lyon's health reaches 50%, the party has succeeded and will be launched back into the arena with Dawon, if his health does not fall in time it will result in wipe.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Notes, 17. Lyon rem Helsos
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