The Lich (リッチ, Richi?) is a recurring boss and character in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series. She appears as a regular dungeon boss in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and as a boss with a story role in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
In Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, the Lich appears as the boss in the ruins of Rebena Te Ra. To even touch it, characters must cast Fire and Blizzard, or Holy, on the two poles on either flank of the room, then a Holy spell underneath it to reveal the Lich, allowing characters to do damage. Casting Gravity on it first will reduce its HP by half, though this only works once. Its attacks are all rather straightforward, casting Chain Lightning, which takes about five seconds to detonate, Meteor, and summoning Skeletons.
Defeating it with a high score will sometimes reward the player with the design for a Dark Weapon, which allows Clavats to forge their ultimate weapon, the Ragnarok.
Story[edit | edit source]
In Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates, the Lich is controlling a female Yuke who works as King Kolka's assistant, and manipulates the people into thinking she is Alhanalem. When the real Alhanalem, alongside the party, confronts her, Kolka and the soldiers do not recognize him as the real Alhanalem. When the party returns with Meeth, the King finally recognizes the real Alhanalem.
Afterward, when the party are sent off to Sinners' Isle for being accused of attacking the King, they travel to the Shadowland to battle the Lich and defeat her. When they return to Rebena Te Ra, the female Yuke reveals herself to be the Lich and the party battles her one last time.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
lich is a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a transformation, as a powerful magician or king striving for eternal life uses spells or rituals to bind his intellect to his animated corpse and thereby achieve a form of immortality.In fantasy fiction, a