- "King Raminas entrusted me with a task. Should the time come, he bade me give you something of great importance. It is your birthright: The Dusk Shard. It will warrant the quality of her blood. Only I know where to find it."
- —Basch fon Ronsenburg talking of Ashe
The Dusk Shard is a piece of deifacted nethicite, cut from the Sun-Cryst by King Raithwall, known as, before its identity is revealed, as the Goddess's Magicite. It was given to the ruling house of Dalmasca, where it stayed until the Archadian occupation.
Hidden in the Royal Palace of Rabanastre, it is stolen by Vaan, who eventually has to turn it over to Judge Ghis. Ghis in turn gives it to Dr. Cid, who later integrates it back into the Sun-Cryst at the Pharos at Ridorana.
The Dusk Shard can be equipped as an accessory. When it is equipped, it will provide the bearer with 13 magick resist. However, the bearer's MP will be decreased to 0.
- In Dissidia Final Fantasy, the Goddess's Magicite is a high-rank trade accessory needed to trade for several high-level weapons.
- In the manga version of Final Fantasy XII Vaan loses the Dusk Shard in the Nalbina Dungeons to a fellow prisoner when he fals out of his pocket during a skirmish. Balthier tells Vaan to leave it and promises to teach him why he lost. Ignoring Balthier's lessons Vaan attacks the seeq head on and reclaims the Dusk Shard, before escaping the prison with Balthier and Fran.