I see... a cycle of wrath... a dim light... guided by destiny... that about which our entire future revolves.Lukahn, leader of the Circle of Sages
The Circle of Sages (12人の賢者, Jūninin no Kenja?) is a group of twelve sages from the original Final Fantasy. They stand in a circle in the upper-right corner of the city of Crescent Lake. Most of them talk about the history of the Four Fiends or beg the Warriors of Light for help.
The Circle is presumably led by Lukahn, the sage from Cornelia whose prophecy gave the king and the people of Cornelia hope that Princess Sarah would be rescued. The sage to the right of Lukahn will give the party the canoe (after they defeat the Lich), which is required to reach Mount Gulg and the Cavern of Ice. The Circle is acquainted with Lukahn's prophecy and understands that the Warriors of Light are the ones who will fulfill it.
The sages support and encourage to the party throughout their quest, eventually revealing the secret of the Chaos Shrine and of the bats inside of Garland's chamber, which leads to the Warriors of Light's final confrontation with Chaos.
sage in classical philosophy is someone who has attained the wisdom which a philosopher seeks.A