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Andoria, queen of the Kingdom of Concordia, is the only one in all of Orience able to commune with Soryu, the wyvern said to be the incarnation of the Azure Dragon Crystal. Noble and impartial, she places a great deal of importance on law and order. Andoria maintains her composure in any situation, and she always follows her heart.
—Rubicus

Andoria Kaya Tranka Fam Forturio is a supporting character from Final Fantasy Type-0. Andoria is the queen of Concordia, kingdom of the dragon masters. She is in touch with Soryu, a manifestation of the kingdom's Azure Dragon Crystal. She is a Secundus l'Cie.

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AppearanceEdit

At 4'5", Andoria has a tiny stature like the citizens of the Kingdom of Concordia usually do. She is 47 years old yet youthful. She has brunette hair and brown eyes, and wears an elaborate blue headpiece that wraps around the back of her head and resembles a flower, with a stream of blue fabric and beaded weaves attached at the back. She wears a floor-length blue kimono with a white hem held around the waist with an obi. A multicolored bead necklace and the front of her kimono is ornamental.

PersonalityEdit

Andoria respects order and discipline and has a noble and fair spirit. Many note she acts unusually "human" for a l'Cie. She follows the Will of the Crystals and wishes to bring the powers of Orience to an equilibrium. She is always calm and composed.

StoryEdit

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During Class Zero's secret infiltration to destroy Militesi's secret weapon, they stumble upon the White Tiger Crystal l'Cie Nimbus. They fight him after destroying the weapon, Brionac. Nimbus overpowers the class, but fails to finish them due to Andoria's arrival in Milites Empire with a Concordian diplomatic envoy. Flying across the city of Ingram with an army of dragons she invokes the ancient Fabula Pact, forcing an immediate ceasefire between the Militesi and Rubrum forces.

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Class Zero cadets bow to Queen Andoria.

Seeking to achieve a solution through peace, Andoria intervenes in the Rubrumite-Militesi conflict. She is introduced to Class Zero whose cadets are shocked by her status, commenting that she hardly ever leaves her castle and that they must be among the rare few to have seen her in person. Andoria explains the peace is the Will of the Crystals, and because the dragons are a manifestation of the Crystals, she—able to talk to them—is in-tune with the Crystal's Will directly. She can tell that the cadets disagree with the treaty because they view the empire as the initial aggressor and a party that cannot be trusted, but claims the cadets' opposition would only lead to Tempus Finis, an apocalyptic calamity prophesied to strike Orience one day. She points them out as "the final cog."

Machina Kunagiri, one of the cadets, struggles accepting that what they have been fighting for is against the Crystals' will, and Andoria speaks to him under her breath so no one else can hear. After she leaves, Queen asks what she had said, but Machina shakes his head and says it was something about "making a choice" but that it didn't make sense to him.

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Andoria is assassinated.

Andoria's intervention comes at the cost of her life. She is assassinated by the Militesi Empire through the conspiring of Cid Aulstyne and the man who would become the king of Concordia. The news of her death were to be delivered to Class Zero by the class orderly Aria, but she is shot as the class is ambushed at the Armada Hotel and they flee after being accused of regicide. The King of Concordia, whose title was more of a figurehead, schemed to overthrow Andoria, and when she is assassinated he assumes control of the nation. The king forms an alliance with the Militesi Empire to retaliate against the dominion for their supposed role in Andoria's death. Thus, the Azure Dragon Crystal falls into Militesi hands.

Andoria's power as a Secundus l'Cie had been the ability to see the future, and she had foreseen her death yet decided to stay on her chosen path regardless. Her Focus and status as the Secundus l'Cie to the Azure Dragon Crystal were passed onto her ambassador Claes Celestia Misca Sancest. Having inherited Andoria's memories, Celestia becomes aware the queen foresaw Class Zero would become Agito, the saviors of Orience. Thus, when Tempus Finis commences, she helps Class Zero reach Pandæmonium against the Will of the Azure Dragon Crystal.

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VoiceEdit

Andoria is voiced by Megumi Hayashibara in the Japanese version of Final Fantasy Type-0. She shares her Japanese voice actress with Shantotto from Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

In the English version, Andoria is voiced by Catherine Taber, who also voiced Penelo in Final Fantasy XII.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Andoria appears on several cards.

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Triple TriadEdit

288a Queen Andoria

Queen Andoria appears on a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

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