Every man has their purpose, their caling. Their destiny. Who are we to deny it?Ser Ignasse
A former dragoon with a distinguished career, Ignasse de Vesnaint slew countless of the Dravanian Horde with his peerless technique, for which he earned the title "Ser Ignasse of the Dragon's Tail". His battlefield experience and unwavering loyalty to the Holy See earned him a place among the archbishop's personal guard. Having long admired Ser Vellguine, he believed him the best choice for the next archimandrite of the Heavens' Ward, and tried to persuade him to reconsider his refusal.
Ser Ignasse is a devoted student of the scripture who knows the exploits of Saint Valeroyant by heart, and it is said that he wept tears of anger upon learning that the saint's statue in the Brume had been destroyed. In the wake of the Dravanian assault, he established a fund to pay for the statue's repair, pledging a large portion of his personal fortune and petitioning the High Houses to match his contribution.
Ser Ignasse, alongside his fellow Heavens' Ward, join Thordan VII in the Singularity Reactor, after the Warrior of Light defeats both Lahabrea and Igeyorhm. The knights transform into the Knights of the Round and assist King Thordan in combat against the Warrior of Light.
Upon defeat, Ignasse and the other knights fall to the ground, and are encompassed in a swell of aetherical light.
An apparition of Ser Ignasse appears in the Dark Knight questline where Myste summons his spirit to reconcile with his cousin and help her accept his death. As his cousin Millie attempts to restore the damaged statue of Saint Valeroyant, she has found it a difficult dream to follow, for her family have begun to fall into infamy for the actions of the Heavens' Ward under Thordan VII. The apparition thanks her for her determination to see his dream realized, and to take care of his parents and herself.
As Myste, Sidurgu Orl, Rielle and the Warrior of Light leave Ishgard's limits to help Ignasse flee possible persecution, the memory of Ignasse manifests into a monstrous beast, and is cut down by the Warrior of Light.
Ignasse is a Wildwood Elezen with blond hair, a short beard, and hazel eyes. 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 spear Hordebane, a silver horned spear with gold and blue accents.
Ser Ignasse shows a deep respect and love for the history of Ishgard, as seen by his emotional desire to restore the damage statue of Saint Valeroyant within Foundation. He is a devout believer in Halone, studying scripture and stories outside of his duties as a knight. He values family, and is close to his cousin Millie.
Ser Ignasse is fought as one of King Thordan's knights in The Singularity Reactor.