Bestiary entry Edit
Page 1: Observations Edit
Being a particularly accursed variety of ghost, that fearing death so greatly, wanders in denial of his own demise. So irrational is his fear, he is certain that all who cross his path mean him mortal harm, and so strikes first. It is recorded in the annals that once, when a score of these cruelly afflicted beings appeared in a village, they were halted by magickal panels facing each of the cardinal directions, this device barring all misfortune from entering the homes of the people who lived there. Safe though they were, the villagers were nonetheless besieged. Fearing starvation as much as the violence of their enemy, many contemplated suicide, but as the sun set on the third day, they peered through their windows to find that the ghosts had vanished, never to be seen again.
Page 2: Research Notes Edit
The Athenaeum, one of the few respectable institutes of research into Ivalice's past, has released notes on the effects of the rare substance known as ambrosia. Though liquid, the ambrosia collected from the creature known as the necrophobe is so light as to be almost vapor. All ancient records agree on its fantastic efficacy in the healing of wounds and the prevention of aging. According to the new report, however, it is the powerful hallucinatory effects of this substance that create these perceived benefits.
Necrophobe" is the morbid, abnormal or persistent fear of one's own death or the process of his/her dying."