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

History[]

Early life[]

Ser Hermenost joined the Heavens' Ward during the tenure of the previous archimandrite. The son of a merchant, he was a man of deep and abiding faith whose pious mother read to him passages from the Enchiridion every night when he was a child—an education which would later influence him to reject the family trade and become a friar of the church.

He spent his younger years in peaceful prayer and service until he was encouraged to undergo military training to better protect the monastery in the event of a Dravanian attack. The Temple Knight instructors were so impressed with his axework that they challenged him themselves, and after each was soundly defeated, he was summoned to the Vault where he was granted a knighthood and extended an invitation to the Heavens' Ward.[1]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

Ser Hermenost, 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, Hermenost 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, instead causing the souls of the Heavens' Ward to awaken 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 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 Hermenost and his fellow knights to rest.

Characteristics[]

Appearance[]

Ser Hermenost is a Wildwood Elezen with black hair and striking golden eyes. He has black facial hair across his chin and jawline. 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 Greycloud, a steel axe with a defined hook on the bottom of the axe's head, with blue and gold accents decorating the haft.

Personality[]

Ser Hermenost is deeply religious loyal to Halone and the church of Ishgard. He determines his actions based upon his faith, and is serious in both combat and in service to the archbishop.

Hermenost is the only named Ishgardian Elezen in Final Fantasy XIV to use "de la" between his first and last name, rather than the common "de" seen in all other Ishgardian characters.

Abilities[]

Although using an axe, Ser Hermenost is a formidable mage capable of unleashing devastating attacks by imbuing his battleaxe with lightning, a feat which earned him the title of "the Levinlight".[1][3]

Gameplay[]

Ser Hermenost 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 Hermenost 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, Hermenost 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[]

Much like his title, Ser Hermenost's weapon earned its name Greycloud (also known as "Thundercloud") from his magical abilities, creating the eponymous levinlight.[4]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV, pag. 155
  2. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, During the Magical DPS role quests
  3. (2016, April 8). "The Lore Train – Duty Commenced Heavens’ Ward and Temple Knights Lore Lowdown". From Gamerescape. Archived from the original on 2 May, 2021.
  4. haillenarte (n.d.) . Heavens’ Ward Weapons. Archived from the original on 23 May, 2021.
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