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E-Sumi-Yan is a Padjal non-playable character from Final Fantasy XIV, and is the master of the Conjurer's Guild in the Stillglade Fane of Gridania. He plays a substantial role in the Conjurer class quest-line, and makes cameo appearances elsewhere.

History[]

Final Fantasy XIV (version 1.0)[]

E-Sumi-Yan introduced himself to the adventurer who saved them, Yda and Papalymo from a Treant by calming the monster down and sending it back into the forest from which it had emerged.[2] E-Sumi-Yan performed a great purification rite to cleanse the newly wildling Khrimm using Dunstan as a catalyst.[3]

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn[]

E-Sumi-Yan lecturing Sylphie on the use of conjury.

Reintroduced during the adventurer's initial Conjurer quest, E-Sumi aided the novice in the fundamentals of conjury by sending them to learn about the elements alongside his troublesome and inexperienced apprentice Sylphie.

When Sylphie approached E-Sumi to tell him she learned Raise despite his fears of her lack of fully understanding conjury, E-Sumi unintentionally drove her away by forbidding her from casting it. E-Sumi and the other Stillglade Fane conjurers arrived too late to prevent Sylphie to from using Raise to revive a Wood Wailer she was treating. Though she endured, E-Sumi ended up hurting Sylphie's feelings.

E-Sumi later explained that her healing magick drew on her own life force in lieu of an understanding of the natural world that would allow her to call on the greater spirit of life to aid her; casting in this way would kill her. This was why E-Sumi found it so difficult to deal with Sylphie, as her mother did perish because E-Sumi had not done enough to stop her from using her art, and he could not bear to watch Sylphie fall to the same fate. This tested his usual objectivity and calmness, and he asked for the adventurer's further aid going forward.

E-Sumi eventually sent the adventurer to assist Raya-O-Senna and A-Ruhn-Senna, beginning the White Mage job quests.

Later on, E-Sumi-Yan revealed a startling fact about the blade Zantetsuken that shed light on the nature of the primal.[4]

Characteristics[]

Appearance[]

Master E-Sumi is a Padjal, and thus does not appear to age past a certain point; his outward appearance remains that of a boy on the cusp of adolescence. His padjali horns take the appearance of a pair of tiny, black bull's horns. In Legacy 1.0 he wore a white-and black tunic with breeches and boots. In A Realm Reborn, he wears a floor-length dark gray-and-black robe, and his facial features have been adjusted to smooth his cheeks and bring more focus on his silvery eyes.

Personality[]

E-Sumi-Yan is nothing like the child he appears to be. While his exact age is not stated, he claims to be over 200 years old. His calm demeanor and deep wisdom reflect this, and he enjoys training new conjurers and illuminating the mysteries of the art for them. The only time he grows cross is when dealing with Sylphie. This stems primarily from his concern for her welfare, concerning the dangerous form of conjury she uses.

Gallery[]

References[]

  1. Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV, pag. 122
  2. Final Fantasy XIV, Gridania's quest "Sundered Skies" in version 1.0.
  3. Final Fantasy XIV, Gridania's quest "Beckon of the Elementals" in version 1.0.
  4. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, "Fear and Odin in the Shroud"
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