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Tenebrae is a location in Final Fantasy XV, a province within the Empire of Niflheim and the homeland of Lunafreya Nox Fleuret and Ravus Nox Fleuret. Thanks to her role as an oracle with the ability to talk to the gods, Tenebrae retains limited autonomy despite being under Niflheim's control. Tenebrae is a lush green mountainous area with castle-like structures.
Little else is known about it at this time, though in a trailer for Final Fantasy Versus XIII it was shown there is a legend in Tenebrae, which states that those who can see the "light" of the Kingdom of the Dead will obtain special powers.
Etymology and symbolismEdit
Tenebrae is a Latin word meaning "shadow" or "darkness".
Tenebrae exists in juxtaposition to Lucis, whose name means "light" in Latin. Lucis's capital of Insomnia is an urbanized metropolis with skyscrapers, neon lights, modern society in modern clothes, whose royals use the Crystal's magic and magical summoned weapons. Tenebrae on the other hand represent an "old school" fantasy kingdom overgrown in nature with floating castles and rock formations with giant physical sword-like pillars around the kingdom, and, judging by Luna, physically carried weapons. Luna, from Tenebrae, dresses in white, whereas Noctis, the prince of Lucis, dresses in black.