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Yotsuyu is a character from the expansion Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. She serves as the acting imperial viceroy of Doma.

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AppearanceEdit

Yotsuyu is a Midlander Hyur with fair skin, pale yellow eyes, a beauty mark above the left side of her chin, and long dark hair with an ornate flower hairpin. She wears an elegant black collar with a pattern reminiscent of a spider's web, a black robe with red accents, and a gold obi. She is rarely seen without a smoking pipe.

Following her memory loss, Yotsuyu wears peasant clothing with a grass hat.

PersonalityEdit

Yotsuyu's grace and beauty belie a heart of stone and a will to survive by any means. A cruel, sadistic ruler, she scorns Domans due to her childhood and marriage to an abusive noble. Under the pretext of purging radical elements, and satisfying her personal arousal from seeing such inhumane acts on Domans carried out, Yotsuyu perpetrated numerous atrocities against her own people.

StoryEdit

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BackgroundEdit

Born in the Naeuri family, Yotsuyu suffered a terrible childhood before her parents married her away to an abusive noble named Sashihai. She was sent to a pleasure house to settle her husband's debts after he died. She betrayed her people to serve as a Garlean spy for Zenos yae Galvus, and became acting viceroy of Doma by Zenos's decrees, counting on her hatred to remove all hope for the Domans.

Final Fantasy XIV: StormbloodEdit

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Yotsuyu at the Ruby Sea.

Yotsuyu uses her position to torment the Domans while denouncing the Confederacy of the Ruby Sea as a legitimate governing party. She announces that those who do business with them will be branded enemies of the Empire.

With the recently demoted Grynewaht as her bodyguard, Yotsuyu holds court in the fishing village of Isari to satisfy her hatred on the grounds of weeding out traitors and undesirables. Gosetsu Everfall, watching her actions with the Warrior of Light, Lyse Hext, and Alisaie Leveilleur, turns himself in to stall for time as Yotsuyu interrogates him on the whereabouts of Doma's true heir, Hien. The Scions of the Seventh Dawn win over the Confederacy and drive the Imperials off Isari once they force the Red Kojin to abandon their imperial posts. Yotsuyu later confronts the Red Kojin, having Grynewaht slaughter them before taking the katana Ame no Habaki, which the Beastmen had among their treasures.

Yotsuyu presents the blade to Zenos when he comes to Doma Castle upon hearing of the Confederate attack. He tests the blade on the Warrior and Yugiri Mistwalker when they attempt to assassinate him. Grabbing Yotsuyu by her hair, Zenos gives her a final chance to end the rebels before throwing her to the ground. After slapping Grynewaht when he attempts to help her up, Yotsuyu reveals the Warrior's presence on Yanxia. She orders Grynewaht to kill the Adventurer's group while preparing a massive operation to purge all opposition in Doma.

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Hien finishes off Yotsuyu.

The Doman Liberation Front refuses to accept defeat. Yotsuyu commands her forces to fight to the death and has the cyborg monster that Grynewaht became act out his last attempt of revenge as her last line of defense. After Grynewaht is defeated, Yotsuyu is cornered by Hien and his vassals. She explains why she sided with the empire and reveals she was buying time for her final gamble: having Doma Castle collapse on itself to take the prince with her. She is cut down when she attempts to shoot Hien, and tries to kill Gosetsu when he holds up the ceiling. Yotsuyu fails to stop Hien's group from escaping as she is seemingly crushed under sinking castle. Carried by the current, Yotsuyu and Gosetsu survive and end up stranded on an island.

The Legend ReturnsEdit

When Gotetsu gets himself and Yotsuyu to Kugane via a makeshift raft, Yotsuyu suffers memory loss. She has become childlike, and Gotetsu refers to her as "Tsuyu". She obediently accompanies Gotetsu to find passage across the Ruby Sea to Doma to reunite with Hien, with the retainer concerned for her due to her past actions against the Doman people.

Rise of a New SunEdit

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Gosetsu and "Tsuyu".


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EtymologyEdit

Yotsuyu means "night dew" in Japanese.

After losing her memories, Gosetsu gave her a nickname "Tsuyu". Tsuyu means "morning dew" in Japanese.