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Lord Emmanellain de Fortemps is a non-player character in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. He is the youngest son of Count Edmont, and brother to Haurchefant and Artoirel.

Due to his carefree and unfocused behavior, he is attended by a pageboy named Honoroit.

History[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

Emmanellain in the Fortemps Manor.

Emmanellain was the younger of the Count's sons, and the Warrior of Light was asked to assist him and Artoirel de Fortemps with their duties. Emmanellain was tasked with assisting House Haillenarte's outpost in the Sea of Clouds; a low-risk assignment given his unreliability. The commander of the Rose Knights stationed at Camp Cloudtop, Lady Laniaitte de Haillenarte, had the Warrior of Light and Honoroit ensure Emmanellain would not be a liability while the former did the real work.

Despite their best efforts, Vanu Vanu took Emmanellain hostage near Voor Sian Siran, requiring the Warrior of Light and Haurchefant to rescue him from Ok'Bendu Vundu. During the hectic escape (aided by Cid Garlond), they witnessed the primal Bismarck. After returning to Fortemps Manor, Emmanellain's father slapped him for his recklessness.

Emmanellain was later in the Jeweled Crozier with his attendant.[note 1]

During the investigation into the recent arson in Ishgard, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn order of which the Warrior of Light was a member, questioned Emmanellain on word on the street, but he proved to be less than useful. Later, he and Artoirel bestowed a House Fortemps shield, fit for a true knight, to the Warrior of Light in recognition of recent events. He left with a gloomy expression as Artoirel resolved to aid the people.

During preparations for a peace conference at Falcon's Nest, Emmanellain found himself in temporary command of the forces there, just as a protest against the truce between Dravania and Ishgard ignited. As a disgruntled maid stood on one of the battlements, imploring Ishgardians to take up arms once more, Emmanellain paniced and ordered a nearby soldier to do something; the soldier shot the woman twice, the second time seemingly fatally. This angered the watching crowd, many of who left, beating Emmanellain's manservant Honoroit in the process.

Emmanellain was struck hard by the event, and even more so when he found Honoroit. Disturbed and looking for someone to blame for the debacle, he lashed out at Thancred Waters after the Scions offered a few choice words; Thancred icily mentioned he himself had given everything to his cause and still failed. After telling the lordling that he must live with the consequences of his actions, Thancred left Emmanellain to return to Ishgard.

The Warrior of Light found Emmanellain ruminating in the Jeweled Crozier. Having accepted fault for the Falcon's Nest riot, he went to Ser Aymeric and, after asking the Lord Commander how he found the strength to lead Ishgard, requested to be counted among Ishgard's warriors in the Grand Melee.

The Ishgard's victory in the Grand Melee boosted Emmanellain's spirits, and he was forgiven over his failure in the parley. He joined the Ishgardian defenders in the Battle on the Steps of Faith. Afterwards, he was given the position Haurchefant held in Camp Dragonhead for a time.

Ishgardian Restoration[]

During the Warrior of Light's venture in Eorzea with Lord Francel de Haillenarte and Count Charlemend de Durendaire, the trio happened upon Emmanellain and Honoroit in Ul'dah. Emmanellain was inspired to explore Ishgard's neighboring city-states now that the war was over, and be privy to their social scenes to have a greater understanding of other Eorzeans. This inspired Charlemend to approach Ul'dahn business ventures with a more personal desire to learn about other people, rather than simply request a business transaction. Emmanellain told the Warrior of Light that he would use his new connections in the city to help the Firmament gain funding and invite aspiring businesses to open shops in the neighborhoods.

After the Firmament project was complete, Emmanellain joined the concert commemorating the project, playing the flute on stage. He bragged that his "exceptional" skills would most certainly woo Lady Laniaitte.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

When the Eorzean Alliance created the Ilsabard Contingent, a specialized unit formed for the invasion of Garlemald. Emmanellain was assigned to it as one of the Ishgardian representatives. His foppish behavior caused him to clash with Sicard, creating something akin to a friendly rivalry. Later, when the Scions' allies converged in Sharlayan to complete the Ragnarok, he arrived and was present to witness the starship's launch. He joined the celebration at the Scions' triumphant return after they averted the Final Days.

Characteristics[]

Appearance[]

Emmanellain is a Wildwood Elezen with long, messy dark hair and blue eyes. He wears a bright brown alpine overcoat, and long adept thigh-high boots covering a red pair of pants. When in battle, he wears Fortemps issued chainmail armor and wields a brass Viking sword.

Personality[]

Unlike his more confident, skillful, and focused brothers, Emmanellain is meek, cowardly, and easily panics during a crisis. Whenever something goes wrong as a result of his actions, Emmanellain attempts to shift blame unto others rather than face the consequences. He is reckless in his pursuit to please his father. Due to his unreliability, the pageboy Honoroit often completes his tasks with better efficiency. Despite Honoroit teasing him whenever he attempts to embellish a story about his involvement, Emmanellain deeply cares about his page. Outside of his duties, Emmanellain is a socialite, though not exactly a famous one, as he endeavors to attend every banquet, ball, and occasion for libations, that he might catch the faintest whisper of gossip.

When witnessing the heroics and leadership of the Warrior of Light, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, and Ser Aymeric de Borel, Emmanellain cannot help but envy their accomplishments and wonder how they are able to follow through to their goals with such conviction. When one of his orders backfires gaining the scorn of the people and risking the life of Honoroit, he panics and wonders what else he could do. When Thancred Waters tells him to stop looking to others for answers and live with the consequences, Emmanellain lashes out, believing that since the Scions are accustomed to success and praise they know nothing of consequences and doubt. This leads to a stern rebuttal, which motivates Emmanellain to act more confidently, but he still tries to embellish stories and reports of his involvement in battles.

Emmanellain holds romantic feelings for Lady Laniaitte de Haillenarte, though it often comes across as him trying to impress her just because other women allegedly are also in love with him. Laniaitte shows no indication of reciprocating these feelings, but Emmanellain believes wholeheartedly that they are destined to be together.


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