Arenvald Lentinus is a character in Final Fantasy XIV. A member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, Arenvald was originally a background character who was never involved in the main plot. This changed with the release of the Stormblood expansion, where he started gaining a great deal more spotlight.
Arenvald was born to an Ala Mhigan woman, whom he implies was raped by one of Ala Mhigo's Garlean occupiers, resulting in his conception. His mother hated him for his half-Garlean heritage and abused him as he grew up. She eventually became convinced that he was growing the trademark Garlean third eye, despite this only occuring in pureblood Garleans, and took a knife to his forehead in an attempt to cut it out. She soon after abandoned him, leaving him to fend for himself on the streets while he was still a young teenager. His mother's assault on his forehead left it permanently scarred, and he took to wearing warpaint to cover it up. His halfbreed heritage also caused him to feel like an outcast in the eyes of both Ala Mhigo and Garlemald, and he eventually fled the city.
Arenvald eventually learned that he possessed the gift of the Echo, which allowed him to resonate with other people's souls. This led to his recruitment by the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. Throughout A Realm Reborn and Heavensward, Arenvald can be found in the Scions' original headquarters of the Waking Sands in Western Thanalan. While he was never involved in any quests, he could be interacted with, whereupon he would offer his opinion on current events. He was one of the few survivors of Livia sas Junius' attack on the Waking Sands, and chose to remain stationed there in memory of his fallen comrades when the reconstituted Scions relocated to the Rising Stones in Mor Dhona.
After the Battles of Baelsar's Wall, the Eorzean Alliance began a campaign to free Ala Mhigo from its Garlean occupation. Seeing an opportunity to free his homeland and prove himself as a worthy Ala Mhigan, Arenvald jumped at the opportunity to join the Scions in the campaign, becoming far more active in the organization than he had previously. He remained behind to assist the Ala Mhigan campaign when the Warrior of Light's party traveled to Doma. It was during this time that he and Krile Baldesion were escorting wounded Scions back to the Rising Stones and their retinue was ambushed by a contingent led by Fordola rem Lupis, an Ala Mhigan turned Garlean loyalist. In the midst of the battle, Arenvald's Echo gave him a glimpse of Fordola's past, learning that the purpose behind the attack was to abduct Krile. Unfortunately, the distraction caused by the vision took Arenvald out of the battle, and the Garleans successfully escaped with Krile.
Later, as the Eorzean Alliance began gaining ground against the Empire, Arenvald's squad became aware of a suspicious pair wearing Garlean uniforms that was tailing the army through the Peaks. While they lost the pair at first, they were eventually apprehended after the successful liberation of Ala Mhigo and revealed to be Laurentius Daye and Yuyuhase Luluhase, Ilberd Feare's co-conspirators in the massacre at Baelsar's Wall.
The Legend ReturnsEdit
Following the successful liberation of Ala Mhigo, the Scions began assisting the nation in re-establishing itself. Seeking to help the nation with its financial problems, Arenvald recruited the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud Leveilleur in finding the legendary treasure vaults of the Mad King Theodoric. The vaults were found beneath the city, in the Drowned City of Skalla, and the treasure handed over to the Ala Mhigan Resistance to be sold in order to bolster their coffers.
After a riot nearly broke out due to Ala Mhigans seeking the execution of the imprisoned Fordola rem Lupis, Arenvald requested to speak to Fordola. His previous encounter with her, and concurrent vision of her past, gave him some insight to her motives. During the conversation, he accused of her of asking to be publicly executed knowing that her death would unite the Ala Mhigan people, making her something of a martyr. He later noted that during the conversation, it seemed as though she was getting visions from her own Echo but far more frequently than most, leading to the realization that she was constantly seeing the memories of all the people around her, including those of those she had hurt, and was feeling immense guilt as a result of this.
Shortly after this, during a conference attended by the leaders of the disparate villages and tribes of Gyr Abania to determine Ala Mhigo's future, a group of tempered Ananta summoned the primal Lakshmi. Arenvald, being immune to tempering thanks to his Echo, joined the Warrior of Light in defending the leaders from the primal. They are eventually aided by Fordola, and together the three of them successfully banished the primal.