The artwork show key non-player ally characters that players will meet through the story. They are: twins Alphinaud and Alisaie, Minfilia, Thancred, Yda, Papalymo, Y’shtola, Louisoix, Urianger, and the chief of the Garlong Ironworks Cid nan Garlond.
Alphinaud & Alisaie – A self-assured young man and
his strong-willed twin sister, recently come to Eorzea in pursuit of an
unknown agenda. In spite of their tender years, the two carry themselves
with an air of unwavering purpose.
Minfilia – A woman whose gentle eyes and caring
demeanor conceal a steely determination. Amidst the chaos that reigns in
the wake of the Calamity, Minfilia seeks to find a hero who will help
to usher in an era of enduring peace. She is said to harbor a keen
interest in preternatural phenomena.
Thancred – A self-professed bard and chaser of dreams,
often seen wandering the wilds of Thanalan. Ever the charmer, Thancred
never misses an opportunity to woo a lovely lady with verses of
adulation. This foppish facade, however, conceals many secrets, not the
least of which is his puissant skill with a dagger.
Yda – A young woman with the skills of a pugilist, Yda
is always seen with her companion, Papalymo, as they go about their
enigmatic business in the verdant Black Shroud. Though appearing
carefree and almost flippant at times, the depth of her focus is
revealed in battle, where she stands ever ready to protect her comrades.
Papalymo – This Lalafellin youth wields the powers of a
thaumaturge, and is highly knowledgeable in the field of aether.
Papalymo’s childlike features, typical of his race, bely a biting
cynicism that often puts him at odds with the perpetually cheerful Yda,
the companion with whom he roves the Black Shroud.
Y’shtola – This beautiful and enigmatic Miqo’te is
often seen wandering the lands of La Noscea. Her mastery of the arcane
arts and conversance with ancient tongues mark her as far more than a
Louisoix – The wise and wizened former leader of the
Circle of Knowing, a fellowship of learned individuals hailing from the
far-northern island nation of Sharlayan. In seeking to forestall the
calamitous arrival of the Seventh Umbral Era, Louisoix invoked the power
of the Twelve, Eorzea’s pantheon of guardian deities. Alas, he
disappeared amidst a blinding light following the ritual, and has not
been seen or heard from since.
Urianger – An Elezen sage and scholar of prophetic
teachings, Urianger was one of the first to draw the attention of
Eorzeans to the peril of the Seventh Umbral Era. Formerly of the Circle
of Knowing, he is infamous among adventures for the guidance he proffers
via his cryptic utterances.
Cid – A brilliant magitek engineer, Cid nan Garlond
defected from his native Garlemald and came to Eorzea, where he founded
the ironworks of his namesake. He now shares his knowledge with the
people of his adoptive homeland, that they might defy the imperial
menace he once served.