Ahldbhar is a historical character from Final Fantasy XIV. He is one of the twelve archons who struggled to prevent the sixth Umbral Era fifteen hundred years ago.
Legend has it that Ahldbhar was the most powerful of the twelve archons. Ahldbhar fought relentlessly against a clan of wicked sorcerers that sought only to wreak havoc on the world through their dark powers. But something that threw Ahldbhar into deep despair. And in the end, he turned and took up with the enemy, though none can say as to why.
Ahldbhar is described as "a bloody mountain of a man, and a fearsome warrior, besides". Many believe that Ahldbhar is the embodiment of Rhalgr the Destroyer himself, having Rhalgr's artistic renderings taken from Ahldbhar's image, described as "a bag of angry muscles in a mage's robes".
Behind the scenes
Ahldbhar is mentioned during the sidequest "Of Archons and Muses" in the version 1.0. During the quest is said that Rhalgr's image is based on the image of Ahldbhar. However, this information seems to have been dropped. No image of Rhalgr is seen during version 1.0, and the images of the Destroyer seen in the re-release of the game portray him as a Hyur. In the quest A Divine Dilemma it is stated that the modern image of Rhalgr was drawn from sightings of the deity himself in the phantom realm.
- Final Fantasy XIV, Sidequest "Of Archons and Muses" in version 1.0.