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Gran Kiltias Anastasis.
My dreams, too, fade into day.
—Gran Kiltias Anastasis

Kiltias Anastasis (大僧正アナスタシス, Daisōjyō Anasutashisu?) is a Helgas and the current Gran Kiltias of the Kiltia sect in Final Fantasy XII. He is a Dreamsage, able to enter the dreams of others, who dreams in the temple on Mt. Bur-Omisace. In his dreams, he sees more than those who are awake. In many terms, he can be called as the grand sage, seer and also a grand bishop to all of Ivalice as he is the leader of Mt. Bur-Omisace which is regarded as the holiest place on Ivalice as it is the nearest to the gods.

According to rumors heard by one of the refugees in Mt. Bur-Omisace, the Gran Kiltias's position is above everyone else's in Ivalice. He is said to be able to silence kings, or even an emperor with just a single withering glare.

Anastasis was the one who sealed the dragon Fafnir and the Piscodaemon. Anastasis is the only Helgas featured in the game. He is voiced by Dwight Schultz in English and Tamio Ōki in Japanese.

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Visited by the player party on Mt. Bur-Omisace, Larsa Solidor meets up with the Gran Kiltias and Al-Cid Margrace to discuss how best to prevent the coming war. Larsa learns his father has been killed by Vayne Solidor and that Vayne has ascended the throne, making peace negotiations impossible.

Ashe, wanting to strike at the Archadian Empire, and knowing that revealing herself now would be pointless, asks the Gran Kiltias for a power greater than nethicite. He suggests going to the Stilshrine of Miriam, where the Sword of Kings lies. While the player party goes to the shrine, they leave Larsa with the Gran Kiltias. The Gran Kiltias then brings Larsa to the inner sanctum, probably so that the Gran Kiltias may take care of him and also for them to pray for his late father.

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Anastasis killed.

While the party are at the shrine, Mt. Bur-Omisace is attacked by the Empire. Judge Gabranth and Judge Zargabaath take a non-violent approach, providing troop transport and escorting Larsa back home. Judge Bergan, with the power of manufacted nethicite, has different ideas. He slaughters anyone who gets in his way, including the Gran Kiltias. The party arrive too late, and witness Bergan standing over the Gran Kiltias's body. The Gran Kiltias's death results in the release of both Fafnir and Piscodaemon.

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EtymologyEdit

Anastasis is Greek for "resurrection".

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