Main Walkthrough

Location: Dalimil Inn
Petitioner: L'ubor
Unlocked: Begin Back to Their Origin and complete Lines in the Sand
Reward: Briar's Kiss Signboard, The Breath of Light (Impulse), 1 Meteorite, 40 Renown

There are two prerequisites for unlocking this side quest:
  • You need to complete Lines in the Sand, a side quest from earlier in the game.
  • You need to progress through Back to Their Origin, one of the final main quests in Final Fantasy XVI. It will have you speak to several NPCs in the Hideaway. Once you're done talking with Jill a bunch of new side quests will pop up.
Travel to the Dalimil Inn Obelisk and check inside L'ubor's shop. He's still there, and he's prepping to depart - though there are two children whom L'ubor wants protected. He needs Clive to take them to the Hideaway. Agree to take them... and a man named Ferda will rush up, claiming that an aetherflood has claimed a horde of bandits, turning them into Akashic.

L'ubor will run off to begin an evactuation, and he needs Clive to speak with Konrad and Natalie, who seem to be in charge these days. Head to the Final Sting (the tavern near the Obelisk) and speak to Konrad. He and Natalie refuse to listen. Head to the south end of Dalimil and speak to Ferda, near the Merchant, to trigger several cut scenes. 

After some... unpleasantness... Clive will be given the simplest task of all: Kill a bunch of Akashic. Fast Travel to the Velkroy Desert Obelisk and look a little ways northeast. Here you'll find the abandoned town Ceratina, where the Akashic are mustered and ready to move. Approach the remains of the buildings to begin the battle.

To stop the attack you'll need to fight off a bunch of Akashic Footpads and Akashic Cunning-men. The Cunning-men cast Protect, so go after them first. There will be a few waves of reinforcements, and the final wave will bring out an Akashic Gentleman. He is your standard big-weapon-slow-movements fighter, and shouldn't prove too difficult - though you should wipe out the other Akashic first. Your surroundings are too tight to face multiple enemies.

You'll receive Sharp Fangs, Bloody Hides, Magicked Ash, and Meteorite for defeating the Akashic mob. Clive will trek back to Dalimil on his own, and after a few cut scenes the quest will end.