Sylphie Sweetwind is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XIV and a key character in the Conjurer quest storyline. She is a young conjurer from Gridania. The adventurer first encounters Sylphie during the Conjurer Level 5 training quest, and again in each of the subsequent Conjurer quests.
Sylphie is a young Midlander Hyur with blonde hair, dressing in a light-green cotton robe. She believes in herself more than anyone.
Sylphie is disdainful of the other members of the Conjurer's Guild, and resists all efforts to teach her the way of conjuring the elements. She has an innate talent for healing magic, just as her mother did, and believes she can become a great healer without learning the ways of the conjurer. E-Sumi-Yan, the conjurer guildmaster, becomes frustrated with her, especially when Sylphie reveals she has learned how to cast Raise. He warns her to never attempt casting Raise, or the consequences may be dire.
Sylphie helps the adventurer and a band of Wood Wailers fight a herd of frenzied antelopes. When one of the Wood Wailers is felled she uses Raise to revive him. E-Sumi-Yan is furious to learn of this and when Sylphie flees the scene, E-Sumi-Yan asks the adventurer to talk to her. The adventurer finds Sylphie, who has lost control of her powers. She realizes this is like the time her mother died.
E-Sumi-Yan explains that ordinary conjurers draw upon the wellspring of nature to heal others. Sylphie and her mother did not tap into this power; instead, they heal others by tapping into their own life force. Sylphie's mother had exhausted her reserves resulting in her premature death.
Sylphie survives and agrees to learn about conjuring with the adventurer's help. Witnessing the adventurer defeating corrupted nature spirits awakens Sylphie to the feelings of nature, E-Sumi-Yan revealing this is another part of Sylphie's rare talent.
Sylphie's name derives from the word "Sylph." Sylph (also called sylphid) is a mythological creature in the Western tradition. The term originates in Paracelsus, who describes sylphs as invisible beings of the air. There is no known substantial mythos associated with them.