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To be sure, out lives won't change overnight. and it'll take effort to bridge the gulf between highborn and lowborn, but I'm confident it'll all work out in the end.
—Hilda Ware

Hilda Ware, also known as Hilda the Mongrel is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XIV, first appears in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

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AppearanceEdit

Hilda is a half Elezen half Hyur, and has physical traits from both races. Superficially she is almost indistinguishable from a Hyur Midlander, the only obvious sign of her Elezen heritage being her pointed ears. She has jet black hair and ruby red eyes, the former inherited from her father and the latter from her mother. She wears a black and brown leather jacket with matching thigh-high boots, and a red scarf.

PersonalityEdit

Quick-thinking, sharp-tongued and sharp-witted, Hilda is a leader to the disenfranchised lowborn. Though she may appear gruff and resentful of the High Houses, Hilda possesses a formidable spirit and an unwavering sense of justice. She is loyal to her home and countrymen and thus formed a public watch dedicated to defending the common man.

Though skeptical of a new future where lowborn and highborn alike stand side by side, Hilda was nonetheless persuaded into joining Aymeric de Borel's reforms of Ishgard, becoming integral to civilian protection.

StoryEdit

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Early life Edit

Hilda is the bastard daughter of a highborn Elezen and a Hyuran maid. Her father refused to acknowledge her existence to the day he died. Her mother supported her and never spoke ill of her father, and because of her example, Hilda blossomed into a strong young lady with an unwavering sense of justice.[1]

Hilda is half-sister to the highborn Elezen knight, Ser Muscadain, who was conceived between Hilda's father and another highborn Elezen woman sometime before Hilda's birth. Following Hilda's father's death, Muscadain inherited his father's estate and family status. Hilda has a strained relationship with her half-brother due to their differing social status and Hilda's resentment towards her father; however, Hilda wishes to work towards building a better relationship with Mauscadain in the future.

HeavenswardEdit

Hilda prepares an airship to pick up the Warrior of Light and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn from atop Baelsar's Wall. Arriving with Thancred Waters, the Scions escape as Ilberd Feare's primal is sealed away by Papalymo.

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GameplayEdit

Hilda appears as a guest character in several main scenario quests. She is a Machinist.

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EtymologyEdit

Hilda is the shortened form of any Germanic name that begins or ends with hild, or "battle".

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Encyclopedia Eorzea, p. 211
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