Hoary Boulder is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV. He is Coultenet Dailebaure's adventuring companion and a member of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. Hoary Boulder is the older brother of Ocher Boulder.
When he was eighteen, Hoary descended from his mountain home in Abalathia hoping to prove his mettle, and earned countless accolades as an adventurer for taking on deadly marks most others would avoid. On one such quest in the outskirts of Gridania he met Coultenet. Although they were different in personality and origin, the two became best friends and have worked side by side ever since, earning a name for themselves, gaining the attention of Tataru Taru. Eventually, Coultenet and Hoary Boulder joined the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.
During the Calamity, the pair was present when the shards of Dalamud pierced the ground in Eastern Thanalan. They witnessed the subsequent explosion of aether and watched dumbfounded as the swirling energy solidified into twisted crystal structures.
When some of the Doman refugees showed interest in learning to fight, Hoary Boulder decided to oversee their training. He had taken it upon himself to teach the Doman younglings who called the halls home the way of the sword, hoping that one day people would look up to him as they did to the Warrior of Light.
Coultenet and Hoary Boulder went on to work as bodyguards. On one of their jobs escorting scholars hired to do aether readings, an adventurer assigned to accompany them on the job was injured during a patrol and Hoary Boulder requested that Minfilia send someone to replace them. Without many options left, Minfilia asked the Warrior of Light to replace the injured adventurer. Coultenet, Hoary Boulder, and the Warrior escorted three scholars each to a different location. While the Warrior of Light was escorting the scholar in Urth's Fount, the scholar discovered the body of Wilred, the young Ala Mhigan who had joined the Crystal Braves. Hoary Boulder and Coultenet arrived on the scene, and due to the cuts on the body, concluded the boy was murdered. The pair offered to take care of the scholar in place of the Warrior of Light and asked them to report the Wilred's death to Minfilia.
At Minfilia's request, Coultenet and Hoary Boulder began escorting F'lhaminn on her travels to Ul'dah. When the Crystal Braves revealed their betrayal, the pair was escorting F'lhaminn to the market in Limsa Lominsa where they were attacked. They were forced to sneak into a hannish vessel and fled to Radz-at-Han.
Not knowing whom they could trust, the group remained in hiding in Radz-at-Han without contacting anyone. Coultenet and Hoary Boulder devoted themselves to training and study, but after learning that the Scions' name had been cleared, they contacted Tataru Taru via linkpearl and announced they were returning to Eorzea. Upon arriving in Limsa Lominsa, the Warrior of Light welcomed them back and accompanied them to the Rising Stones. To Hoary Boulder's surprise, he discovered that his younger brother. Ocher Boulder. had joined the Scions of the Seventh Dawn in his absence.
After Doma's liberation, many refugees began preparing to return to their homeland. As a parting gift, F'lhaminn rewarded the children who called themselves the "Doman Adventurers' Guild" with a set of hats. When Hoary Boulder and Coultenet arrived to congratulate the children, Shiun started to cry, not wanting to say goodbye. Hoary told him they were destined to become adventurers, and therefore may meet again in the future. The children resolved to continue their training and become the most famous adventurers in Yanxia, and to one day return to Eorzea to surpass the Scions and even the Warrior of Light.
Hoary Boulder was present when a mysterious phenomenon suddenly took Urianger and Y'shtola's consciousnesses away; such a phenomenon had also happened before in Ala Mhigo and placed Thancred in the same condition. Hoary Boulder helped rescue them and tried to encourage Alisaie by saying there were many scholars around the world who would find a cure for the Scions' situation. Hoary Boulder and his brother continued to care for the unconscious Scions while Coultenet, Krile, and Matoya researched methods to cure them. Eventually, Hoary Boulder received news that Alisaie had fallen in the same situation and prepared the infirmary to receive her.
While Warrior of Light was in the First, the Scions who had stayed behind worked double duty to make up for the key members' absences. While Hoary Boulder and the others left for field missions, Coultenet remained guarding the Rising Stones.
While G'raha Tia and Cid Garlond set up the magitek terminal to study ways of healing the primals' thralls, Coultenet and the others Scions helped Krile collect Ice Shards to serve as fuel for the machine.
During the events of the Ilsabard Contingent, Hoary Boulder approached Radovan and Sophie needing help defending Ixal from the imperials who had emerged from one of Telophoroi's towers. During the mission, the tower suddenly disappeared.
|Hoary Boulder & Coultenet Card|
|Description||“On your feet, Hoary!”|
“Can't...disappoint...the younglings... Raaargh!”
|Obtain||Random drop from Gold Triad Card|
- Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV, p. 189
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Dialogue with Coultenet.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Dialogue with Hoary Boulder.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest Administrative Decision.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest Where We Are Needed.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest The Least among Us.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest Aether on Demand.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest As It Once Was.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Sidequest A Thousand and One Farewells.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest Prelude in Violet.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest The Face of War.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest Reviving the Legacy.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Dialogue with Radovan.
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Main Scenario Quest Endwalker.