Tribunus angusticlavius of the XIVth Imperial Legion, Livia is a decorated soldier and proven battlefield commander. Raised by Gaius van Baelsar after being orphaned by war, Livia devoted herself to the arts of soldiery, that she might repay her adoptive father. Aglaea, the gunbaghnakhs she wields, are permanently welded to her armor.Official A Realm Reborn description
Livia sas Junius is a major antagonist in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. She holds the rank of tribunus angusticlavius in the XIVth Imperial Legion of the Garlean Empire, and acts as the third-in-command to legatus Gaius van Baelsar.
Having been orphaned in a war and separated from her sister Lucia, Livia sas Junius was taken in and raised by Gaius van Baelsar. Livia seeks to repay Gaius for his kindness by joining his new campaign to continue the empire's subjugation of Eorzea in the aftermath of the Seventh Umbral Era. After the Barheim incident, in which scores of imperial colonists met their end at the hands of the natives, Livia was dispatched to Dalmasca. Under her watch, suspected rebels were hunted down and slaughtered without trial.
She confronts Nero tol Scaeva for straying from his assigned duties to spy on the Warrior of Light slaying Ifrit, and threatens to execute him herself if he lets himself fail. Nero remarks it would be foolish of him to confront a woman in love.
Livia leads the legion's attack on the hideout of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn in Vesper Bay. She kills most of the organization's members after Minfilia Warde's formal surrender and kidnaps her, Urianger Augurelt, Papalymo Totolymo, and Tataru Taru, dealing a large blow to those fighting back against the Garleans and the primal threat.
At Castrum Centri, Livia oversees the interrogation of Minfilia herself, brutally beating her, demanding information on the Echo and how it lets her resist the tempering of the primals. When the Warrior of Light infiltrated Castrum Centri and led a breakout to rescue their comrades, Livia briefly entered a standoff with Yda Hext and Y'shtola Rhul, who sought to avenge the comrades she had slaughtered in the Waking Sands. The battle ended when the latter two fled upon Livia's soldiers coming to assist her.
Later, inside the Praetorium, news of the death of her comrade Rhitahtyn sas Arvina at the Warrior of Light's hands arrived. Livia's psyche begins to unravel and Gaius orders her to defend Castrum Meridianum after the two rendezvous in his quarters.
No... <sob> It's happening...all over again... Please... I cannot bear it... <sob> Don't take him...away from me... My lord Gaius!!!Livia upon being defeated
When the Warrior of Light and Cid Garlond stormed Castrum Meridianum to assault Gaius' headquarters, Livia joined the defense and confronted the Warrior after they had destroyed the Praetorium's shield generator. Livia expressed her indignation on how the Warrior could have caused them so much trouble and vowed to kill the Warrior to ensure they could not take Gaius away from her. A battle ensued, and Livia was defeated and slain, her last words crying for Gaius.
When the Warrior later ventures into the aetherial sea to find Hydaelyn, they encounter Livia manifested as a monstrous being.
Livia is a woman in a suit of an imperial officer's black and white armor. She wears a unique helmet that bears the visage of a one-eyed woman. She wields a pair of gunbaghnakhs called Aglaea that have been welded to her armor.
Vicious, cruel and unstable, she takes delight in the domination of Eorzea and harbors little love for her fellow soldiers, often issuing death threats to them whether they are rank and file soldiers or even of a higher rank than her, such as Nero tol Scaeva. Her affection is reserved for the man she loves, Gaius van Baelsar, whom she serves with loyalty bordering on fanaticism. She would even ensure that Gaius's adoptive children would keep their distance from him, as even the slightest form of affection towards him from the other orphans would make her jealous.
Her spirit can later be encountered in The Palace of the Dead as the Jaundiced Tribunus and the The Aitiascope as Livia the Undeterred, while a simulacrum of her created by Elidibus is encountered during the quest Faded Memories.
|Livia sas Junius Card|
|Description||"Fail to do as my lord commands...and I will spare him the trouble of punishing you."|
|Obtain||Won from Indolent Imperial, Mor Dhona (11, 17)|
Drop from Castrum Meridianum
The theme "Steel Reason" plays in the battles against Livia and the other Tribunes. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
Livia appears as part of the Thunder set.
Livia appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Livia is the main antagonist in the special Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV trailer, overpowering Yda in a traditional fighting game scenario before she is defeated by the summoned Scions of the Seventh Dawn and crushed under Papalymo's meteor.
Livia is a Latin girl's name derived from a diminutive of "Olivia", meaning "Olive". Her last name, Junius, is the Latin word for "June".
- Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV p.185 gives her age as 26 in the same paragraph it states Lucia is her younger sister, yet on p.152 Lucia's age is given as 28. In the Japanese version of Heavensward, in cutscene Lucia calls Livia her younger sister.