He who holds the Ring communes with the Lucii and commands great power.
The Ring of the Lucii (光耀の指輪, Kōyō no Yubiwa?, lit. Ring of Radiant Light) is a key item in Final Fantasy XV and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. It is a symbol of the power of the kings of Lucis and is handed down from generation to generation. The collective power and wisdom of the past kings is contained within it, and it only grants its immense magical strength to those it deems worthy.
Script error As Insomnia falls, General Glauca severs the Ring of the Lucii from King Regis's hand. Ravus Nox Fleuret picks up the Ring and attempts to access its power, but he is deemed unworthy. His left arm is severely burned as a result of this. Regis escapes into a hidden passageway with Nyx Ulric and Lunafreya Nox Fleuret; he takes the Ring of the Lucii with him and gives it to Luna a short time later.
In Section D of Insomnia, Nyx is attacked by one of his fellow Glaives, Luche Lazarus. The man seeks to take the Ring of the Lucii from him, and he is tricked into putting it on by Lunafreya. Deemed unworthy of the Old Wall's power, Luche is burned alive and killed. At that moment, Nyx Ulric's superior, Titus Drautos, reveals himself to be Glauca and attempts to reclaim the Ring. Nyx puts it on and finds himself in another dimension, where he speaks to the deceased Lucian kings and faces their judgment. When the kings see that Nyx fights for the future, they grant him their power in exchange for his life. Nyx then uses the Ring of the Lucii to engage Glauca in a climactic battle.
After Nyx dies, the Ring of the Lucii is placed in Lunafreya Nox Fleuret's care.
At some point, Lunafreya successfully transfers the Ring of the Lucii to Noctis. The prince puts it on, accepting his destiny as successor to the Lucian throne.
When worn, the ring will take those not of royal blood to an astral dimension where the wearer speaks with the old kings. There, the previous kings will harshly judge the wearer to see if they are fit to bear the power the ring confers.
If rejected, the wearer is burned alive, which happens to both Luche and Ravus. Nyx was also nearly killed, but by appealing to the kings' want for a bearer who thinks of the future before themself, he was bestowed the ring's power until dawn in exchange for his own life.
Those who bear the ring have access to powerful versions of spells used throughout the film, with King Regis firing off powerful streams of lightning and constructing finely constructed Protects. In his showdown with General Glauca, Nyx wields explosive fireballs, the same powerful lightning bolts, and a perfectly spherical Protect.
The ring also carries with it the power to activate the "Old Wall," enormous statues of the old Lucian kings strewn about Insomnia that animate and fend off the invading Niflheim ships and their daemons. It appears that King Regis, in his weakened and aged state of having sustained the wall around Insomnia, was unable to command the Old Wall for aid. Curiously, it does not seem necessary to wear the ring at all times in order to make use of its power, given that it is cut off of King Regis' finger, and later Nyx leaves it with Lunafreya. Both are able to use the ring's magic unimpeded.
The ring is passed on to the Lucian Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum during the events of the game. Director Hajime Tabata said the ring will offer the player access to other, more-infinite magical abilities in contrast to the magical grenades that can be concocted after absorbing elemental energy from the environment. One example of this power is the spell Death, which slowly drains the life energy from the target before completely disintegrating them. The spell was shown to be effective against both boss creatures and daemons in its debut video on the official YouTube channel.
Creation and developmentEdit
Noctis wore a ring on his right hand in promotional material released for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. It was crucial to the game's story and was repurposed for Final Fantasy XV. Now known as the Ring of the Lucii, its power is closely tied to that of the Caelum dynasty.
- The Ring of the Lucii resembles the Solomon Ring from Final Fantasy VIII, which, according to its description in the Occult Fan, used to belong to a royal family.