Louisoix Leveilleur is a prominent non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV. He is the leader of the Circle of Knowing, a group involved in the Seventh Umbral Era storyline. He is most notable as the NPC involved in all quests related to Primals. He is voiced by David Lodge.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Louisoix is an elderly Elezen wearing an acton, armored leggings, and a horned staff bearing the mark of Thaliak. He bears the Circle of Knowing tattoo on his forehead as well as his neck. He has white hair with a beard and a receding hairline, and closely resembles the Revs of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift in skin tone.
Louisoix, like the rest of the Circle, is well-spoken and informed. He is the typical wise old wizard, offering guidance and encouraging adventurers to overcome the daunting threat of the Primals.
Louisoix traveled from the Circle's homeland of Sharlayan to Gridania in response to the first appearance of a Primal, Ifrit. Since then he has used his skills and connections to help adventurers gather the items needed to enter the lairs of the Primals. He has also joined the Eorzean Alliance under Gridania's banner as their chief tactician. Gridania's newspaper, The Raven, has also credited him with initiating the Alliance's shift to the offensive, as well as ushering adventurers to join the battle.
During the quest Living on a Prayer, Louisoix and the Circle of Knowing marked stones throughout Eorzea with the symbols of The Twelve, and urged adventurers to offer prayers to each of them with the hopes of summoning the yet unseen gods.
Once the final battle before Dalamud's fall began, Louisoix supported the Eorzean Alliance in battle, protecting its combatants from Bahamut's rain of destruction with several spells. However, as Dalamud shattered and Bahamut escaped its imprisonment, all he could do was teleport the adventurers with an unknown spell, before the dragon's Megaflare ravaged the entire battlefield and presumably killed the majority of the people present in the area, including Louisoix.
As part of a New Years greeting from the development team, Yoshida included a prophetic verse from Louisoix. Upon careful comparison between language versions, the consistent message implies one of two entities will decide the fate of the world through actions taken on the Primals: one entity of light and one of darkness/might.
In The Binding Coil of Bahamut, after the party destroys the ADS in Turn 1, Louisoix is seen watching over the party, quickly disappearing before Alisaie notices him. Following the defeat of Twintania he is seen yet again, this time by both the adventurer and Alisaie, watching over the head of Bahamut alongside Nael Van Darnus. Though he visibly speaks he is not heard before he and Nael depart further into the Binding Coil. Following these events Alisaie is convinced that if they continue to investigate the other fragments of Dalamud that struck Eorzea they would continue to encounter Louisoix and eventually reunite with him.
Louisoix appears with an Ice-elemental card in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.
Louisoix's surname, Leveilleur, roughly translates to "The Watchman" in French.
The French version of his journal entry lists him as "Louisoix le Preux", or "Louisoix the Valiant". This does not conflict with his English surname as it is a title.
The German version ends with "Aus Louisoix Hinterlassenschaft", which roughly translates to "From Louisoix's Legacy". The Legacy Campaign is a promotion to give discounts and bonuses to players who stayed with the game after billing resumed January of 2012.