It seems that Final Fantasy XIV’s ever-popular NPC Hildibrand Helidor Maximillian Manderville – that is indeed his full name – has been confirmed to be appearing in Heavensward!
With news of the expansion hotting up since pre-orders went live on Monday, the question on seemingly everybody’s mind: ‘Will Hildibrand Manderville be in Heavensward?’
Yes. Yes he will. According to a post on Final Fantasy XIV’s forums, the team are planning a whole new story involving Hildibrand the Agent of Enquiry, “Gentleman of Light”. Hildibrand, alongside his assistant Nashu Mhakaracca, provide Final Fantasy XIV with some well loved comic relief as a feature of several quests obtainable at level 50, one of which unlocks a bizarre and wonderful dance for player characters. As much of a slapstick inspector as he is, his actions are noble and being the son of a wealthy family, he set out to do some good in the world. It’s little wonder the character is so well loved within the Final Fantasy XIV community.
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