Lyon! It's time to put the skills you taught me to good use!

Hernais

Hernais pyr Longus is a non-player character from Final Fantasy XIV. He appears in the Bozjan Southern Front as a member of the IVth Imperial Legion.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Hernais is a highlander hyur with long black hair that goes into a mullet and brown eyes. He wears a red Neo Ishgardian chest of Fending and a pair of longboots and in battle he wields the Rampager axe and a Lionsmane Shield in battle.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Hernais has an uncouth personality and prefers the company of creature to man. He initially thought of Lyon rem Helsos as unfavorable but after witnessing him care for his beasts he thought of him as a great man and sought to follow in his footsteps. Many mock him for how he acts, but he doesn't mind for he thinks they are envious.

Story[edit | edit source]

Hernais' portrait in Field Record.

When Hernais first enlisted in the legions, he shared the midland marshals’ unfavorable impression of Lyon rem Helsos. The Beast King’s tactics were unconventional and unpredictable, subject to sudden changes as he surveyed the shifting tides of battle─certainly no such rough-and-tumble strategy was taught at any officer academy. The man himself was uncouth in word and appearance, and apparently preferred the company of creature to man. They dismissed him as they would any borderland barbarian.

Hernais’s opinion was flipped on its head, however, when he witnessed Lyon’s handling of the insurrection in Dalmasca four years ago. While it was true the Beast King spoke brusquely, he knew each of his subordinates by name, and was well versed in their strengths and weaknesses. When battle was joined, he did not lead from the rear─indeed, he was often the first to leap into the fray. Lyon’s strategy sent his pets to the front lines to die in place of soldiers, and, while initially bemused, Hernais came to understand the man’s fondness for the beasts. He doted upon them like children that might not wake to see the morrow, cherishing every moment they stalked the boundary ‘twixt life and death. Needing no more convincing of Lyon’s savage greatness, Hernais requested placement with the War Beasts that he might serve as his new mentor’s herald.[1]

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers[edit | edit source]

Hernais appears on the Bozjan Southern Front fighting in skirmishes against the resistance, after falling back to a position near Olana's Stand where he confronts the resistance with a tamed manticore, beasts, and other soldiers. Although Hernais is killed in battle here, Bajsaljen is impressed with his abilities.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Notes, 10. Hernais pyr Longus
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