This warrior born of the accursed Rursus Crystal slowly floats toward its victim, teleporting closer and closer until it is near enough to deliver a fatal blow. A single slice from its Rursan Blade will inflict Killsight status in addition to dealing considerable damage. Moreover, the Reaver will regenerate ad nauseam unless one harvests its phantoma.
The Rursus are terrifyingly powerful humanoid beings born from the Rursan Crystal. They can withstand the magic of the Vermilion Bird Crystal, and teleport around the field. The Rursus are said to destroy phantoma, the essence of life itself, and thus their victims cannot be helped with healing magic. The Rursus revive themselves when slain, and the trick to killing them off permanently is to destroy their own phantoma, something only Class Zero can do.
Rursan Reavers flood Orience to slaughter its citizens after Tempus Finis starts in the wake of the Dominion of Rubrum uniting all of Orience under its banner. An enormous sanctuary rises from the ocean, sending out hordes of the beings that kill everyone in sight, and the world falls into chaos.
When Class Zero returns to Akademeia from the battle at Ingram, they find many Akademeian cadets and legionaries slain and the members of the Central Command and the Consortium of Eight gone. The remaining legionaries extol to have defeated the Rursus by disabling Akademeia's great portal, cutting off the different areas of Akademeia. Lord Zhuyu, the Vermilion Bird Primus l'Cie, falls to the Rursan Reavers and enters crystal stasis.
Akademeia's archsorceress, Arecia Al-Rashia, is the only one with knowledge of the Rursus and tells the remaining legionaries to not engage them for their unimaginable strength. Many are shocked the mythical Rursus actually exist, and ponder how Arecia knows about them, there not being any existing records of such beings. A Sorcery Division researcher reveals to Class Zero they are the only ones able to kill the Rursus, who need their phantoma harvested to be truly vanquished.
Class Zero heads to Pandæmonium, the newly appeared sanctuary, and fight through the hordes of Rursus to the Rursan Arbiter and sacrifice themselves to slay him. Tempus Finis stalled, Pandæmonium and the Rursus vanish from Orience that enters a new era of peace as the light of the Crystals fades.
Rursan Reaver appears in two different forms. They have identical stats, with the exception being that the second has greater HP. The Rursus are fought in Pandæmonium.
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"Tempus Finis" plays in battles against Rursan Reavers.
Rursus is of Latin origin and has many meanings. The most popular are "again," "anew," "backwards," or "on the contrary."