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Ser Haumeric

Ser Haumeric de Peulagnon is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. He is a member of Heavens' Ward.

History[]

Early life[]

Having graduated from Saint Endalim's Scholasticate as one of the Trinity, Ser Haumeric's future among the Vault's elite was all but secure. After joining the clergy, he campaigned for the abolishment of trial by combat and other judicial reforms. His destiny lay elsewhere, however, for Ser Zephirin, having observed Ser Haumeric's exceptional conjuring abilities, bid him join the Heavens' Ward.

Although he once considered resignation, after reflecting on his past experiences within the clergy, he could not forsake his position within the Heavens' Ward, as it would afford him opportunities to entreat the archbishop directly.[1]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

Ser Haumeric, 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, Haumeric and the other knights fell to the ground, and were encompassed in a swell of aetheric light.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

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.[2] 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 it. When he awoke in the Firmament, he claimed to be a member of the Heavens' Ward, though he could not remember exactly 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 used 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 Haumeric and his fellow knights to rest.

Characteristics[]

Appearance[]

Haumeric is a Wildwood Elezen with short black hair and dark brown eyes. He wears Ward's Mage attire, which is a Halonic alb in the white and blue of his order, with its insignia on his robes. In battle he wields the Worm of the Dell, a conjurer’s staff made of steel and silver, with an ornate staff head that branches into several ice crystals.

Personality[]

A man of strong principles, Ser Haumeric has long striven to walk the righteous path, and holds vicious men like Ser Charibert in contempt. He sees issues such as politics and conflict as necessary things of the world, however repulsive or unpleasant as they may be.[3]

Gameplay[]

Ser Haumeric is fought as one of King Thordan's knights in The Singularity Reactor The Singularity Reactor and Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate) Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate).

In Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Ser Haumeric is fought as a simulacrum of memory, alongside his fellow Heavens' Ward, in the Dark Knight level 70 duty Our Compromise Our Compromise.

In Endwalker, Haumeric 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 Ever March Heavensward.

Behind the scenes[]

Ser Haumeric's weapon, the Worm of the Dell, is named for the worms that writhe through the flesh of the dead — not only because his magic would tear through his enemies from the inside out, much like a maggot, but because his political philosophy was such that he regarded battle as something that was "necessary but repulsive; much like the maggot".[3]

References[]

  1. Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV, pag. 155
  2. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, During the Magical DPS role quests
  3. 3.0 3.1 haillenarte (n.d.) . Heavens’ Ward Weapons. Archived from the original on 23 May, 2021.
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