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Edmont de Fortemps

Count Edmont de Fortemps is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, and serves as the expansion's narrator.

Lord of House Fortemps, one of Ishgard's foremost noble families. Unlike his insular peers, Count Edmont is quite welcoming of foreigners, willing to aid those of just intentions. He has two legitimate sons, Artoirel and Emmanellain, and an illegitimate son, Haurchefant.



He's a male Elezen with black hair and pale skin. He wears a luxiorious black and surcoat bearing the insignia of House Fortemps. He carries a black cane.



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Based on the recommendation of Haurchefant, Edmont arranges for the Warrior of Light, Alphinaud Leveilleur, and Tataru Taru to become wards of House Fortemps. Under this arrangement, not only is access to the Gates of Judgment granted, but Fortemps Manor is provided as a place of asylum for the Scions of the Seventh Dawn following the incidents in the Ul'dahn Revolution.

Edmont largely serves an advisory role, as his ability to influence matters in the Holy See are countered by rivaling Houses Durendaire and Dzemael, as well as the priests of the Vault. Following Haurchefant's sacrifice to save the Warrior of Light from Ser Zephirin's spear of light, Count Edmont withdraws to grieve for his son.

During the events of As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness, saving Aymeric de Borel from being killed by an assassin sent by the True Brotherhood of the Faith, Edmont expresses concern for Aymeric and could not bare losing him like he did Haurchefant. Later, Artoirel confides to the Scions that his father was also being demonized as a co-conspirator in Thordan VII's death and is planning to step down as head of House Fortemps to preserve their family's honor.

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