Come on, come on! Double or nothing! What say you!?Ser Guerrique
Ser Guerrique was a Temple Knight who served directly under Ser Zephirin during his tenure as a commander. Ser Guerrique earned much glory during his time as a heavy infantryman. It is said that the Cleaver earned his title when he felled a wyvern with but a single blow of his axe, with an impact so powerful that the beast's head was not severed, but obliterated, the pieces flying apart in a thousand different directions.
Ser Guerrique, alongside his fellow Heavens' Ward, joined Thordan VII in the Singularity Reactor, after the Warrior of Light defeated both Lahabrea and Igeyorhm. The knights transformed into the Knights of the Round and assisted King Thordan in combat against the Warrior of Light.
Upon defeat, Guerrique and the other knights fell to the ground, and were encompassed in a swell of aetheric light.
A man who had been recovering in Saint Vaindreau's Grace, a civilian hospital in the Firmament, succumbed to the corruption of dynamis between his aether, triggered by the coming Final Days. The man, naming himself "Vaindreau", was an Allagan cloned body found within Azys Lla meant to be used to resummon King Thordan, but instead the souls of the Heavens' Ward awakened inside the body. He claimed to be a member of the Heavens' Ward, though he could not remember which soul in his thoughts was meant to be his. The hospital ward Loverick informed 'Vaindreau' of the death of the Heavens' Ward and Thordan VII, who felt his purpose and place in the world null with no archbishop to protect. With their souls still tempered, Vaindreau escaped the hospital, wandering into the streets of Ishgard. He was noticed by Erenville right before his transformation into the blasphemy Profane Fafnir.
As the blasphemy, the souls of the Ward flew low over Ishgard, near the roofs of the Vault, taking refuge near the crashed airship they had used to previously flee Azys Lla, the personal airship of Thordan VII before his death. Aymeric de Borel summoned Profane Fafnir to the Vault's summit, who uses the archbishop's coronet to call forth "his knights". Aymeric, Artoirel de Fortemps, and the Warrior of Light fought the blasphemy to lay the memory and souls of Guerrique and his fellow knights to rest.
Ser Guerrique is a Wildwood Elezen with platinum blond hair and light brown eyes. He wears Ward Knight's attire, which is a form of pure white Adamantite armor with dark blue trimmings and bears his order's crest. In battle he wields the battleaxe Bloody Anne, a steel battleaxe with two smooth blade heads and the Fury engraved on its flank.
A confident and boisterous knight, Ser Guerrique challenges anyone and everyone to arm wrestling whenever he is deep in his cups. His behavior is not always enjoyed by his peers. His zealous celebration of a hard-fought victory over Ser Grinnaux so enraged the Bull that he struck Ser Guerrique's face, leaving the Cleaver in a stupor for days after. On another occasion, an irritated Ser Hermenost channeled sparks of lightning through his fingers as soon as their hands met, allowing him to slam the Cleaver's paralyzed arm into the table with ease.
His alcohol binges are so infamous that he attempted to abstain from drinking altogether. Whenever his fellow Temple Knights invited him to drink, he would invent a fictitious lover — "I must return home to Anne, or she will be angry with me!" — which eventually became the name he would refer to his battle axe, Bloody Anne. His strength is unquestionable, and is regarded as one of Halone's most powerful knights.
In Endwalker, Guerrique and his fellow knights' memories lay within the blasphemy Profane Fafnir, and is fought one final time in the Magical DPS level 90 duty Ever March Heavensward.
- Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV, pag. 155
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, During the Magical DPS role quests
- Copeland, Andrew (2016, April 8). "The Lore Train – Duty Commenced Heavens' Ward and Temple Knights Lore Lowdown". From Gamerescape. Archived from the original on 9 May, 2021.