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FFXIV SB Zenos Concept

Concept art of Zenos yae Galvus.

Zenos yae Galvus is the main antagonist of the upcoming expansion Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. As Legatus of the XIIth Legion and the son of emperor Varis zos Galvus[1], he now serves as the Imperial Viceroy of Ala Mhigo since the death of Gaius van Baelsar.

Although not officially revealed until FanFest 2016, his existence was previously alluded in the events of Patch 3.4 Soul Surrender.



Based on artwork and renders, Zenos appears to be a Garlean wearing heavy plate armor, with a pale white face mask featuring dragon horns and a stylized eye on the forehead. Notably his attire features colorful sashes in an Ala Mhigan style.




He is mentioned during the events of Soul Surrender during the (decoy) Griffin's speech to Ala Mhigan refugees at the Sunken Temple of Qarn. The firebrand described him as "a beast not a fraction as merciful" as Gaius.

Zenos appears briefly at the conclusion of the Heavensward story in The Far Edge of Fate. A footsoldier is seen approaching the viceroy on his throne in an unknown palace. The soldier informs him that Baelsar's Wall has fallen to the Eorzean Alliance, and asks whether they should divert some men to repairing the damage from the battle between Shinryu and Omega. The soldier quickly retreats in fear when Zenos fails to reply. Zenos comments to himself on his spy's reports about the Domans referring to the eikon as Shinryu, and that things are about to get "most interesting" soon. His cloaked face is briefly seen grinning inside his helmet before a fade to black.



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