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"Awakening" is the final boss theme of Final Fantasy XI. It was composed and arranged by Kumi Tanioka.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XI[]

"Awakening" serves as the background theme for the final battle against the Shadow Lord at the Castle Zvahl Keep's throne room. It also plays during several other later encounters in the Throne Room, as well as the area theme for Dynamis - Xarcabard.

This track's tune is dark and gloomy at start, but soon it rises into a fast-paced theme, giving the impression that the battle is elapsing. After this, the battle cycles between its main tune and a smooth, eerie tune, resembling the track's introduction. The track can be found in the original soundtrack as the 28th track of disc 2.

Final Fantasy XV[]

"Awakening" is included in the music player on the Memories of FFXI (Disc 1) album purchased at Burbost Souvenir Emporium for 100 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

"Awakening" is a bonus battle BGM, purchasable in the PP Catalog for 500 PP after Shade Impulse is cleared. After being purchased, it can be randomly selected for battles featuring Shantotto.

"Awakening" also plays during the boss battle against Shantotto in Distant Glory: Heroes.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

"Awakening" is a bonus track bought from the PP Catalog for 150 PP, and is available from the start of the game. It is now also randomly selected by default for battles taking place at the Empyreal Paradox or including Prishe.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

"Awakening (Arrangement)" from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

A new techno arrangement is a default theme, while the original PlayStation 2 version can be bought from the shop for 3,600 gil. It was arranged by Takeharu Ishimoto.

It is track 6 of disc 2 on the Dissidia Final Fantasy -Arcade- Original Soundtrack and track 35 on the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Original Soundtrack.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

"Awakening" is the Battle Music Sequence used for the Series play of Final Fantasy XI. The theme is included in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"Awakening" is a Battle Music Sequence for Final Fantasy XI. "Guardian of the Dark II" from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon appears as a new BMS.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

"Awakening" appears as a playable Battle Music Sequence. It can be bought in the song store for 5 sound medals.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

"Awakening (FFXI, FFRK Ver. arrange)" is an arrangement by Yoshitaka Suzuki that appears in the game.

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World of Final Fantasy[]

"Prismelody: Awakening" plays when Shantotto uses her Champion summon ability. It was arranged by Shingo Kataoka.

It is track 9 of disc 4 on the World of Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[]

"Guardian of Darkness 2" is a remix of "Awakening" appears. It was arranged by Yuzo Takahashi, and is the 21st track in the original soundtrack.

Arrangement album appearances[]

The Star Onions ~ Final Fantasy XI - Music from the Other Side of Vana'diel[]

A remix of "Awakening" appears in this album of arrangements of Final Fantasy XI music by The Star Onions. It was arranged by Masato Kouda.

Final Fantasy XI Chips[]

A chiptune version of "Awakening" appears as the ninth track, mixed in with "Shadow Lord". It was arranged by ajiponn.

Final Fantasy Orchestral Album[]

"Awakening" is the eleventh song of the final track, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)", orchestrated by Hiroyuki Nakayama.

X'mas Collections II music from SQUARE ENIX[]

A festive arrangement of "Awakening" appears as the eighth track on this festive-themed album under the name "Shadow Lord's Christmas".

Live performances[]

Final Fantasy XI Vanacon Anniversary 11.11.11[]

"Awakening" was orchestrated by Hayato Matsuo for the orchestral concert and was conducted by Masahiko Enkoji and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Compilation album appearances[]

Final Fantasy XI 8th Anniversary: Memories of Dusk and Dawn[]

"Awakening" appears as the eighth track on this album celebrating the 8th year since the conception of Final Fantasy XI.

Sword Songs: Final Fantasy XI Battle Collection[]

"Awakening" appears as the second track on this collection of battle themes.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy media[]

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KIT[]

A remix of "Awakening" plays as the conclusion of the Final Fantasy XI medley, arranged by Ryo Yamazaki.

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