'Fanatical' captures their philosophy nicely, I think─their goal being nothing less than sole ownership of all the world's technology. Needless to say, they're more than willing to kill anyone who stands between them and what they want.
The Illuminati ("Blue Hand" in Japanese) is an organization of Goblins in Final Fantasy XIV under the leadership of Quickthinx Allthoughts. Possessing a militaristic zeal in seeking and hoarding knowledge, it is said their scholarship rivals that of the nation of Sharlayan. They are unscrupulous, willing to use stolen magitek weaponry to enforce their claims with disregard for others' lives.
Story[edit | edit source]
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Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[edit | edit source]
The Illuminati have set up a base camp at the abandoned Arkitechton in the Dravanian Hinterlands, and seem intent on monopolizing the Sharlayan relics in the abandoned city—complete with magitek weaponry. As the Arkitechton lies along the road between Idyllshire and the Dravanian Forelands, they present a considerable hazard to those traveling to the settlement.
The adventurer, Alphinaud, and Y'shtola are asked by Slowfix to help out a friend who got into trouble with the Illuminati. This turns out to be none other than Brayflox—again over the cheese recipe. The three help her drive off the assailants and guide her to Idyllshire.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. The society's goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power. "The order of the day," they wrote in their general statutes, "is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them." The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through Edict, by the Bavarian ruler, Charles Theodore, with the encouragement of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1784, 1785, 1787 and 1790. In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed that they continued underground and were responsible for the French Revolution.The