Lord Joacin Charlemend Francel de Haillenarte, or simply Francel de Haillenarte is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XIV. A noble of House Haillenarte of Ishgard, he is the youngest child of Count Baurendouin de Haillenarte.
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Francel insisted on a post in central Coerthras, hoping to avenge the death of Chlodebaimt, his brother.
Francel is accused of heresy due to the discovery of a draconian rosary in his belongings, the most recent of House under accusation. Due to increasing pressure from the authorities, he cannot aid the player, Alphinaud, or Cid in the search for the missing airship Enterprise. He instead directs them to Lord Haurchefant of Camp Dragonhead.
Haurchefant later dispatches the player to aid Francel and his men when they are waylaid by Aevis near the Steel Vigil. It is eventually discovered that House Haillenarte is being framed as heretics, and Haurcherfant and the player stage a rescue at Witchdrop before he is executed by Inquisitor Guillaime.
When the Firmament reconstruction project is started, Francel is chosen to be the project overseer and, thanks to his influence, offers the Warrior of Light an exemption from requiring a work permit. Francel shares their desire to make the Firmament a place of prosperity for all but recognizes that there is still a long way to go.
After the work in New Nest is complete, some ishgardians are resistant to the idea of moving to the Firmament and Fracel tries to convince them otherwise. With the help of the Warrior of Light after he convinced a woman named Audaine and her daughter Noalle to move to the district. After witnessing the people's trust in the Warrior of Light, Francel begs the Warrior of Light for assistance in managing the fledgling district.
Francel writes missives, what he explains are requests for cooperation in the restoration effort. Francel asks the Warrior of Light to deliver the letters addressed to Gibrillont, the owner of the Forgotten Knight; Ser Handeloup, second commander of the Knights of the Temple; and Elaisse, the master of the Ishgardian markets. Meanwhile, Francel personally delivers missives to each of the High Houses of Ishgard.
With everything seemingly going well, Noalle appears asking for help and says that her mother was taken by an inquisitor. Two dragons appear at the entrance to Ishgard and one of them, Marcelloix declared that he was Audaine's husband and both he. Francel intervenes and volunteers to take Marcelloix and the dragonet, Ehll Tou, under his care. Francel informs the residents of the Firmament about the presence of his dragon guests even though he knows that their presence is not welcome. Later, at the suggestion of Francel, Marcelloix manages to win the trust of citizens and his family by making gifts for them. As a form of thanks, Marcelloix presented Francel with a new set of clothes.