Pipin Tarupin is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV. He is a male Lalafell who serves as the Vice Marshal of the Immortal Flames. Initially serving as a minor supporting character at the end of the A Realm Reborn storyline, Pipin serves a larger supporting role in the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion.
When Pipin was twelve years old his father sold him into the Bloodsands gladiator pits to pay off his gambling debts. While serving under these conditions he met the young Raubahn Aldynn, a refugee imprisoned on suspicion of espionage. The Bull of Ala Mhigo inspired the young Pipin to focus on his gladiatorial career to emancipate himself.
Raubahn used his earning to buy out Pipin's freedom by clearing his father's debt. Fearing his father may end up selling him again to settle future debts, Pipin returned to the Bloodsands. Raubahn used his prize money to secure legal guardianship of Pipin, formally adopting him as his son.
Years later, Pipin joined the Immortal Flames, and reached the rank of vice marshal. He becomes stationed at the Ala Mhigan front.
Pipin rescued Alphinaud Leveilleur during the aftermath of the bloody banquet in Ul'dah. The two met up with the Warrior of Light, who had just escaped through the Sil'dih Aqueducts. A chocobo-drawn carriage pulled by Brendt/Brennan/Bremondt arrived, having been dispatched by Alisaie Leveilleur to see them to safety. As they stowed away from Ul'dah, Pipin yet intended to return and extricate Raubahn, while the two fled on Cid's airship to Coerthas.
Aided by the Warrior of Light, Alphinaud, and Yugiri Mistwalker, Pipin infiltrated Halitali to free Raubahn from the Crystal Braves before Ilberd Feare would execute him. After freeing the Flame General, fighting their way through traitorous Braves, they brought Raubahn to the Waking Sands to recover.
During the Grand Melee in Coerthas, Pipin fought with the Immortal Flames. Following the chaotic battle between Ilberd's primal and Omega, Pipin moved to seize control of Baelsar's Wall. He reported his success to Raubahn atop the wall.
Pipin was one of the officers behind the liberation of Ala Mhigo. The Warrior of Light and several Scions of the Seventh Dawn accompanied him to perform reconnaissance on Castellum Velodyna in preparation of an assault on the stronghold. They spied flames erupting from Rhalgr's Reach during the XIIth Legion's surprise attack. Pipin returned to Castrum Oriens to alert General Raubahn and bring reinforcements.
During the assault on Specula Imperatorix, Pipin and Raubahn led the charge into the stronghold. They briefly retreated when Fordola fired the cannon at Castrum Abania on one of the watchtowers.
At Porta Praetoria, during the final preparations to siege Ala Mhigo itself, Raubahn gifted his blade, Tizona, to Pipin, who wielded in in the final battle of Rhalgr's Beacon. He and Raubahn were among the first to charge into the breached gate of the city proper, and later reconvened with the Warrior of Light and the Scions at the Royal Menagerie following Zenos yae Galvus's death.
Following Raubahn's dismissal from the Immortal Flames and the Syndicate so he could remain in Ala Mhigo, Pipin succeeded him as the General of the Immortal Flames.
Pipin joined the Ilsabard contingent as the leader of Ul'dahn volunteers. He mostly worked with Lyse Hext throughout the campaign, fighting alongside her within the Tower of Babil.
Pipin wears the Flame Elite's Disciple of War armor set. He temporarily removes the helmet to reveal long, ash blond hair. He has brown eyes and light tan skin. He is part of the leaders of the expeditarian forces sent by the Grand Company of Eorzea to head directly to the Garlean capital where he carries an outfit like the uniform carried by all the great companies' soldiers, but without a hat and colored black.
Pipin is more vivacious and lively than his adoptive father, Raubahn Aldynn, but the two consider each other family. Pipin calls him Father, showcasing his affection and gratitude for saving him from the gladiator rings after his biological father sold him to pay off his debts. Pipin is sensitive to Raubahn's feelings.
Being trained by Raubahn, Pipin is an excellent fighter and a gifted tactician, acting as his father's second-in-command.
|Pipin Tarupin Card|
|Description||“There will be ample time for soul-searching later. For now, we must put some malms between us and Ul'dah.”|
|Obtain||Won from Swift, Ul'dah - Step of Nald (8,|
|Raubahn and Pipin Card|
|Description||“Ho! You've improved, lad!”|
“Come now, Father. You lured the fool onto my blade, and do not try to deny it!”
|Obtain||Purchasable from the Manderville Gold Saucer for 400,000 MGP|
Pipin is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama in the Japanese version of the game and Adam Howden in the English version.
- Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV, p. 131
- Tales from the Storm: When the Wager Pays Off
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Patch 4.1: The Legend Returns