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The Kingdom of Lucis (ルシス王国, Rushisu-Ōkoku?) is a nation in Final Fantasy XV, said to keep the last known existing crystal in the world. It is described as a nation both highly advanced and developed, and culturally intact, with tradition vibrant and still alive with the "songs of swords and sorcery."
Its capital city is Insomnia, a sprawling metropolis. Despite this, all trailers to date have depicted the city as being largely deserted. In the January 2011 trailer, toll gates located outside the city were seen stopping incoming traffic. It is unknown as to why the city may have been on lockdown. Locations within or around the city include Vallis Acerba (Latin for "Harsh Valley") and Nihilsomno (Latin for "Sleepless").
Through the power of its Crystal, Lucis has risen as an advanced and world leading high class country. Though its vast power bears great influence, allowing its citizens to live in peace and high standard well being defended by a powerful military, such a standing of power has alienated Lucis from the rest of the world. Lucis is in a cold war conflict with those deemed "foreign barbarians", being either those who question the lion's share of power Lucis holds over the rest of the world, or those that wish to claim the Crystal's power as their own.
Lucis is ruled under a monarchy, whose current ruler is King Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII. His only son, Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum, is the heir to the kingdom's throne, and holds responsibility of defending the kingdom from outsiders. The royal family has been compared to a mafia crime family, and are said to have reigned and protected over the kingdom since its ancient beginnings.
During the 2011 Square Enix Conference trailer, the kingdom is attacked by the army of enemy kingdom Niflheim, its soldiers clad in medieval armor and wielding guns. Noctis and his companions fight them in various environments from hallways, streets and various rooms in a building. At one point Noctis and the others fight on moving aircraft controlled by the invaders. A woman wielding a spear resembling a Dragoon jumps onto Noctis's aircraft and prepares to battle him.
Lucis appears in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
Lucis, "of the light" or "belonging to the night," is the genitive form of the Latin Lux, "light."
- Lucis is based on Shinjuku.
- The image of the Grim Reaper recurs within Lucis. A large Grim Reaper statue has been seen holding a painting of Etro, but the figure also appears in crests, banners and on the throne.