Lord Artoirel de Fortemps, also known as Artoirel Ironbone, is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. He is the eldest son of Count Edmont, and brother to Haurchefant and Emmanellain.
Artoirel is introduced as the elder of the Count's sons, and along with Emmanellain, the Warrior of Light is asked to assist them with their duties. Artoirel was tasked with aiding in the rebuilding of Falcon's Nest. Artoirel is initially dismissive of the foreigners granted asylum by his father, but soon changes his mind when the Warrior of Light assists in dealing with Ysayle's heretics in Coerthas Western Highlands.
As Goes Light, So Goes DarknessEdit
Artoirel helped subdued an assassin under the True Brotherhood of the Faith who was hired to kill Aymeric de Borel. He later assists Ser Aymeric and the Scions to rescue the hostages taken by Brotherhood. Later giving the Adventurer a House Fortempts kite shield, Artoirel confides that his father is planning on stepping down as count, in hopes of warding off suspicions on House Fortemps concerning the accusations of Ser Aymeric performing a coup d'etat on the Archbishop. Though he long dreamed of becoming count, the revelations about the origins of the Dragonsong War have cast doubt in his mind the value of his birthright. When reminded of his late brother's words, “A knight lives to serve─to aid those in need.” he realizes that helping the people is the best thing he could do as head of House Fortemps.