Vitus quo Messallla is a character in Final Fantasy XIV. Commander of the Alaudae, Vitus is the cruel antagonist from the Gunbreaker questline.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Vitus is a duskwight Elezen with pale skin and light green eyes. He wears dark chromite armor with a circlet over his head, and wields a large Garlean gunblade in battle.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Vitus is the cruel commander of the Alaudae, finding enjoyment in torturing prisoners and even those under him. His cruelty is well known and has affected his career within the Garlean military, though his skill is said to be equal to that of Gaius van Baelsar.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Early life[edit | edit source]

A soldier within the Garlean army, Vitus reached the rank of Pilus prior, but after slaughtering a village of innocent civilians for his own bloodlust he was relegated to commanding the Alaudae.

At one point he tried to enlist the prisoner Radovan into the Alaudae, but he refused. Vitus thus administered countless shocks with his magitek collar.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers[edit | edit source]

Vitus and his group is dispatched to Coerthas to get rid of the deserter Cato Mammula. As Cato makes his way to Ishgard the Alaudae attempt to ambush him and his bodyguards only to be defeated by the Warrior of Light and Radovan. When Cato and Radovan are alone Vitus watches them from afar and sets his sights on the Warrior of Light instead of pursuing his previous mission. Going undercover as a resident Ishgardian, Vitus enlists the aid of the Warrior of Light and Sophie, and lures them out into Coerthas Western Highlands where he traps them with magitek restrictions.

Revealing his true self to the party the rest of the Alaudae converge on their position while Vitus gloats about how the Warrior of Light's death will promote him to Legatus. As he is about to strike a lethal blow to the Warrior of Light Radovan steps in and blocks the attack and frees his friends. Vitus orders the Alaudae to fight only for them to be stopped by an electric shock from their collars. Now useless to him Vitus kills his own men and fights the group on his own. Although he puts up a tough fight Vitus is killed.

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