The Twelve are the pantheon of Eorzea in Final Fantasy XIV, consisting of twelve benevolent deities who ruled the continent and its surrounding islands until the arrival of the wandering tribes. Impressed by the resilience of the primitive settlers, each of the Twelve mercifully saw fit to ensure their welfare.
Each of the Twelve commands one of the six elements, but shares it with another deity, and is associated with a month of the Eorzean calendar. Several of them are patron deities of Eorzea's cities. During character creation, players must align to one of the twelve deities, a choice that has yet to affect gameplay.
In patch 1.23, the symbols of the Twelve have appeared on stones across Eorzea for reasons related the Seventh Umbral Era. The exact cause or purpose of this event will likely become known soon.
Azeyma, the WardenEdit
Azeyma, keeper of the sun and goddess of inquiry, commands the element of fire and is tied to the first month. She is depicted as a noble lady holding a golden fan, and her symbol is the radiant sun.
Allusions to AzeymaEdit
- Symbol Location: In the Sandgate area of Eastern Thanalan, (50, 29), on a cliff overlooking the Grand Wake desert.
- The Seeker of the Sun Miqo'te traditionally worship Azeyma.
- A quest in 1.0 Gridania, "Hearing Confessions", involves seeking out followers of Azeyma.
- Azeyma's Shields is a faction that you can gain credits for.
Nophica, the MatronEdit
Nophica, tender of soils and harvests and goddess of abundance, commands the element of earth and is tied to the second month. She is depicted as a jubilant farmer holding a steel scythe, and her symbol is the spring leaf. Nophica is also the patron of Gridania.
Allusions to NophicaEdit
- Stone Location: In Gridania on the Skyserpent's Egg at Nophica's Altar, leading to Stillglade Fane.
- Nophica's Wells in Western Thanalan was so named because it was once an oasis. The water here has since dried up during the climate changes in the Seventh Umbral Era.
- The Botanist ability "Nophica's Ward" temporarily increases the drop rate of Earth Shards while gathering.
- The Conjurer abilities "Shroud of Saints" and "Sacred Prism" are called "Goddess' Protection" and "Goddess' Compassion" in the Japanese version. The development team has confirmed that this references Nophica, whose altar is outside the Conjurer's Guild.
Thaliak, the ScholarEdit
Thaliak, ruler of rivers and wisdom and god of knowledge, commands the element of water and is tied to the third month. He is depicted as a reserved scholar holding an ashen staff, and his symbol is the scroll. Thaliak is also Byregot's teacher, and the patron of Sharlayan.
Allusions to ThaliakEdit
- Stone Location: In Mor Dhona on a crystal pillar underground at grid reference (6, 15).
- The Fisher ability "Thaliak's Ward" temporarily increases the drop rate of Water Shards while gathering.
- The staff of Louisoix Leveilleur bears the mark of Thaliak.
Llymlaen, watcher of the seas and goddess of navigation, commands the element of wind and is tied to the fourth month. She is depicted as a strong fisherwoman holding a long-bladed harpoon, and her symbol is the wave. Llymlaen is also the patron of Limsa Lominsa.
Allusions to LlymlaenEdit
- Stone Location: On a bird monument overlooking the Anchor Yard in Limsa Lominsa, (4, 7).
- The Fisher ability "Llymlaen's Ward" temporarily increases the drop rate of Wind Shards while gathering.
- The maps in La Noscea make various references to Llymlaen, particularly in Cassiopeia Hollow and Shposhae.
Halone, the FuryEdit
Halone, mover of glaciers and goddess of war, commands the element of ice and is tied to the fifth month. She is depicted as a relentless warrior holding a bronze greatshield, and her symbol is three spears. Halone is also bitter rivals with Nophica, and patron of Ishgard.
Allusions to HaloneEdit
- Stone Location: In a place called The Fury's Gaze in the Twinpools area of Coerthas, (11, 20).
Byregot, the BuilderEdit
Byregot, purveyor of architecture and industry and god of the arts, commands the element of lightning and is tied to the sixth month. Byregot is depicted as an ardent smith holding a two-headed hammer, and his symbol is the hand. Byregot is also Thaliak's pupil.
Allusions to ByregotEdit
- Stone Location: In a lake near Camp Crimson Bark, Black Shroud, (7, 29).
- The Carpenter ability "Byregot's Blessing" increases quality gain by 100% for three turns.
- The Botanist ability "Byregot's Ward" temporarily increases the drop rate of Lightning Shards while gathering.
Nald'thal, the TradersEdit
Nald'thal, overseer of transactions and the underworld and god of commerce, commands the element of fire and is tied to the seventh month. Nald'thal is depicted as a discerning merchant holding a balance, and his symbol is the cowry. Nald'thal is actually the single manifestation of the twins Nald and Thal.
Allusions to Nald'thalEdit
- Stone Location: In Ul'dah on the statues of both Nald and Thal, in Milvaneth Sacrarium and Arrzaneth Ossuary respectively. This is the only member of the twelve to have two stone symbols.
- The Miner ability "Nald'thal's Ward" temporarily increases the drop rate of Fire Shards while gathering.
- Statues of both Nald and Thal are found in Ul'dah as well as caves in Thanalan. The Thaumaturge's Guild is a temple to Thal. Nald'thal is the patron of Ul'dah.
Althyk, the KeeperEdit
Althyk, the surveyor of change and space and god of time, commands the element of earth and is associated with the eighth month. He is depicted as an austere emperor wielding a mythril greataxe. His symbol is the hourglass. Father of Azeyma and Menphina, and elder brother to Nymeia.
Allusions to AlthykEdit
- Stone Location: In a stone formation near Lynxpelt Patch, The Black Shroud (45,22).
Nymeia, the SpinnerEdit
Nymeia, the watcher of celestial bodies and goddess of fate, commands the element of water and is associated with the ninth month. She is depicted as a weaver donning a white, silken veil. Her symbol is the spinning wheel. Elder sister of Althyk, and master of Rhalgr.
Allusions to NymeiaEdit
- Stone Location: On a cliff at Moraby Bay, Lower La Noscea, (29, 36).
Oschon, the WandererEdit
Oschon, ruler of the mountains and god of vagrants, commands the element of wind and is associated with the tenth month. He is depicted as a carefree ranger wielding a bow of yew. His symbol is the walking stick. Brother of Nald'thal, and close companion of Halone. He is the patron of the ancient city of Nym.
Allusions to OschonEdit
- Stone Location: In the Iron Lake area of Upper La Noscea, (20, 3).
- Oschon's Torch is a lighthouse at the God's Grip in Lower La Noscea. It is opposite a lighthouse called Llymlaen's Ring.
Menphina, the LoverEdit
Menphina, keeper of the twin moons and the goddess of love, commands the element of ice and is associated with the eleventh month. She is depicted as a maid carrying a round skillet. Her symbol is the full moon. Sister of Azeyma, and the divine lover of Oschon.
Allusions to MenphinaEdit
- Stone Location: In one of the stone stacks at Gwyr-Aen in Coerthas, (43, 7).
- Dalamud is often referred to as "Menphina's Loyal Hound".
- The Miner ability "Menphina's Ward" temporarily increases the drop rate of Ice Shards while gathering.
- The Keeper of the Moon Miqo'te traditionally worship Menphina.
Rhalgr, the DestroyerEdit
Rhalgr, breaker of worlds and god of destruction, commands the element of lightning and is tied to the twelfth month. He is depicted as a magi carrying a bronzen staff, and his symbol is the streaking meteor. Father of both Byregot and Halone, attendant to Nymeia, and guardian deity of the now fallen nation of Ala Mhigo.
Allusions to RhalgrEdit
- Stone Location: In the refugee village of Little Ala Mhigo, south of Camp Drybone, Thanalan.
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