The Scions of the Seventh Dawn is a group in Final Fantasy XIV, made by combing the Circle of Knowing with the Path of the Twelve. Minfilia is the leader of the group. The Waking Sands, their initial headquarters is located in Vesper Bay, Western Thanalan.
The Scions were formed a merger of the remaining Circle of Knowing and Path of the Twelve members in the aftermath of the Calamity, as per Louisoix's last wishes. As Eorzea struggled to rebuild in the Seventh Umbral Era, the Scions kept watch over the activities of the beast-tribes and Garlean Empire, as well as the enigmatic Ascians.
Thancred invites the adventurer to become a member due to their proficiency in using the Echo. They are directed to the Waking Sands with the password "wild rose". As part of the Scions, the adventurer keeps tabs on the beast-tribes and the masked Ascians, eventually slaying Ifrit and Titan.
When the adventurer returns triumphant after defeating Titan, they witness a scene of carnage with the Scions missing and the dying sylph relaying Minfilia's last words. Through the Echo, it is revealed Garlean Tribunus Livia Sas Junius raided the Waking Sands to capture Minfilia and the other Scions, killing everyone else. Though publicly believed to be disbanded, Alphinaud tracks down both the adventurer and an amnesiac Cid nan Garlond to revive the Scions and confront the awakened Garuda.
Their victory over the Lady of Vortex is shortlived, as Legatus Gaius Van Baelsar reveals his trump card: the Ultima Weapon, that effortlessly absorbs the primals. As Gaius issues his ultimatum to the city-states and beast-tribes of Eorzea, the adventurer regroups with the remaining Scions to rescue Minfilia and the others from Castrum Centri. As they narrowly escape from the Ultima Weapon, it is revealed the Ascian overlord Lahabrea has possessed Thancred and is working with the Black Wolf.
Now fully restored, the Scions convince the leaders of Eorzea to unite against the Legatus and his ultimate weapon. Through Operation Archon, the combined military might cuts off the Legatus' supports, enabling the adventurer to confront him and his weapon. The Ultima Weapon destroyed, the adventurer confronts Lahabrea, and—using the Crystals of Light—expels him from Thancred's body. With the threat of Gaius van Baelsar gone, the Scions turn their attentions back to the primals.
Due to increasing pressure from the Syndicate, the Scions decide to relocate from the Waking Sands to the Rising Stones in Revenant's Toll, Mor Dhona, which is outside any city-state's jurisdiction. Alphinaud Levelleur founds a Grand Company called the Crystal Braves, as he feels the Scions need their own military to cover the gaps between the other Grand Companies of Eorzea. The Scions conduct research into stopping the Ascian menace using White Auracite, where it is proven to work against Nabriales.
The Crystal Braves are secretly funded by Teledji Adeledji of the Ul'dahn Monetarists, and Grand Crystal Marshal Ilberd has a grudge against both Raubahn Aldynn and the adventurer. At the banquet to celebrate the Defense of Ishgard, the Scions are framed for the apparent assassination of Nanamo Ul Namo. During the escape from the royal palace, with Brass Blades and turncoat Crystal Braves in pursuit, most of the Scions are separated and remain unaccounted for. Only the adventurer, Alphinaud, and Tataru Taru flee to Coerthas to seek asylum in the Holy See.
Taken in by their old ally Lord Haurchefant of Camp Dragonhead, he arranges for their protection. His father, Count Edmont de Fortemps, declares the Scions wards of House Fortemps, and permits them to cross the Steps of Faith. As part of his hospitality, Fortemps Manor becomes the Scions' new home.
When Ishgard comes under the threat of a new massing of the Dravanian Horde under Nidhogg's command, Alphinaud hopes to parley peace to spare further bloodshed. Accompanied by Estinien, the adventurer and Alphinaud meet with Ysayle of the heretics. She agrees to take them to meet with the peaceful great wyrm Hraesvelgr to find a way to stay Nidhogg's wrath. The journey into Dravania is fraught with peril, as they run afoul of the Gnath and their new primal Ravana before they can climb sacred mountain Sohm Al. Atop the Churning Mists they discover a village of moogles who guide them to Hraesvelgr. The great wyrm recounts the truth of King Thordan's betrayal against the dragons that started the Dragonsong War, and explains the extent of Nidhogg's quest for vengeance against Ishgard.
The only remaining option to halt the Dravanian Horde is for the adventurer and Estinien to slay the vengeful Nidhogg. Upon doing so, they discover Nidhogg had been in possession of one of Hraesvelgr's eyes. Since Haldrath had taken Nidhogg's eyes, and the Azure Dragoon had only been powered by the left eye, Estinien became concerned about the fate of the missing eye. Suspicions fall upon Archbishop Thordan VII and the Ishgardian Orthodox Church, as the streets fill with rioting heretics who infiltrated the city-walls.
The riot is a plot by Thordan VII and his Heavens' Ward to instill fear in the populace despite Nidhogg's defeat. Altercations with the Heavens' Ward soon reveal why: the millennium-long faith in the legend of King Thordan and his Twelve Knights was how they became a primal. The pursuit of the Archbishop into the Sea of Clouds ultimately leads to Azys Lla, an Allagan superstructure floating above Abalathia's Spine. To complicate matters, the Garlean VIth Imperial Legion is also after the archbishop, with Alphinaud and the adventurer coming face-to-face with both Legatus Regula van Hydrus and Emperor Varis zos Galvus.
Unable to get past an powerful barrier around Azys Lla, the Scions return to Ishgard where they learn of the whereabouts of one of the missing Scions. With the help of Kan-E-Senna, Y'shtola is rescued from the Lifestream after she used a forbidden magic to escape pursuit. Rejoining the Scions and informed of the current situation, she suggests they seek out her mentor Matoya in Dravania. The elderly scholar recognizes the name Azys Lla as a place where ancient Allag conducted research on primals and dragons. Using a tome containing her concepts for an aetheric ram, Cid outfits the remodeled Enterprise with a prototype using Nidhogg's eye, piercing the barrier around the floating continent.
With both the Scions and Garleans clashing over the Azys Lla, the adventurer goes on ahead to the central structure, the Flagship. At the bottom of the Aetherochemical Research Facility, Lahabrea and Igeyorhm are encountered, and are unable to defeat the adventurer. The latter is contained in White Auracite before she can flee, and destroyed with Nidhogg's left eye. The Archbishop and his retinue appear with the sarcophagus of Haldrath, and he explains Nidhogg's right eye was interred with the first Azure Dragoon. He transforms into the primal King Thordan, who uses the eye to sustain his power and declares he will become God King. Turning on Lahabrea, he slays the Ascian overlord and consumes his aether. He informs the adventurer that if they "take issue with his godhood, he will answer with his blade."
King Thordan and his Twelve Knights are defeated ending their reign. When Estinien picks up Nidhogg's eyes the great wyrm's spirit takes control of him and he transforms into the vengeful wyrmking reborn, with both eyes intact and ready to resume his war on Ishgard. Compounding matters, the malevolent Illuminati summon the primal Alexander at the abandoned city of Sharlayan. With Minfilia and others still missing, the Scions' troubles are far from over.
Shortly after the defeat of King Thordan, the Adventurer is reunited with Thancred, when the latter saves them from a confrontation with the Warriors of Darkness. He reveals that he emerged from the Lifestream in the Dravanian Forelands, and had been surviving there with the help of the Vath. Though he does not admit it himself, Y'shtola suspects that as a side effect of his time in the Lifestream, he has lost all ability to make use of magic. They are also joined by Krile, an old friend of Minfilia's, and Alphinaud's former teacher.
While investigating the activities of the Warriors of Darkness, they are reunited with Yda and Papalymo, who had been working with the Ala Mhigan Resistance, as well as Alisaie, who finally agrees to officially join the group. Though Alphinaud is now the de facto leader of the Scions, he insists that the others consider him as an equal comrade.
- Minfilia (Leader)
- Louisoix Leveilleur (posthumously)
- Urianger Augurelt
- The Adventurer
- Alphinaud Leveilleur
- Alisaie Leveilleur
- Tataru Taru
- Yugiri Mistwalker
- A'aba Tia
- Haneko Burneko - a supplier at the Waking Sands
- Hoary Boulder
- Ocher Boulder
- Tajih Mewrilah - an arms mender at the Waking Sands
- V'mah Tia
- Other unnamed characters
- Students of Baldesion
- Cid nan Garlond
- Biggs and Wedge
- Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn
- Raubahn Aldynn
- Nanamo Ul Namo
- Father Iliud
- Lord Haurchefant
- Lord Commander Aymeric de Borel
- Count Edmont de Fortemps
"Scion" is an uncommon English word that means "descendant or heir to a family" and "guardian."
- The scenario writer Kazutoyo Maehiro has confirmed that there will be a new Roegadyn member added to the group and he or she will play a large role in the future story. That character was introduced in Patch 2.4.