Lucia, at your service. Pray excuse our reticence. We are but wary of speaking too freely, lest our sentiments be made known to our enemies.
She is a tall Garlean woman with platinum blond hair, with a bang partially obscuring the right side of her face. She wears a heavy suit of grey plate armor, with a partial black skirt with red trim.
Before Final Fantasy XIVEdit
Livia and Lucia lost their parents in a war and were separated. While Livia chose to become a soldier, Lucia chose to become a spy. She was given the mission to spy on Ishgard but found herself at Ser Aymeric's side for a different reason. Having found a man she can follow and a home, she abandoned the Empire.
Lucia appears accompanying Ser Aymeric during his meetings with Alphinaud Leveilleur and the Adventurer. Initially identified as a "Taciturn Temple Knight," she doesn't formally introduce herself until Aymeric asks that the Scions meet with her if he is not available.
She later arrives at the Rising Stones asking the Scions investigate the The Keeper of the Lake, due to Ishgard's astrologians seeing a repeat of the same signs that occurred during the Battle of Silvertear Skies, when seemingly Midgardsormr called the horde to attack the Garlean fleet.
The investigation revealed that it was not Midgardsormr—who merely awoke to join the chorus—but rather his son, Nidhogg, the archenemy of the Holy See who has called for a raid on Ishgard. Due to complications resulting from Lady Iceheart's sabotage of Daniffen's Collar, the Steps of Faith became vulnerable to attack by Nidhogg's champion, Vishap. With the aid of the Warrior of Light and other adventurers, Lucia commands the defense of the Steps of Faith against the colossal dragon's assault.
She and Ser Aymeric later attended the Sultana's banquet in Ul'dah, as representatives of Ishgard. However, several templars arrived with Teledji Adeledji, who claimed that the Dravanians unexpectedly renewed their assault and they need to return. Due to this, they would not bear witness to the events to come.
After settling in Ishgard and aiding friends for a period of time, the Adventurer eventually meets up with Ser Aymeric de Borel and Lucia by his side. As they prepare for another attack from the Dravanian Horde, Lucia is present when Alphinaud Leveilleur and Estinien propose to parley with the dragons.
At the Adventurer's return from Dravania, all is spilled about the true history of Ishgard and the reasons for the unending war. When an angered Aymeric declares his intent to reason with the Archbishop Thordan VII, Lucia warns him to be careful. After he departs, Lucia reasoned with the Scions that Aymeric long dreamt for reform and believes that the archbishop would not cause harm by revealing the rumor of Aymeric's supposed parentage. If he were not to return, Lucia said she would personally fetch him. The Scions, Lord Haurchefant and Estinien agree to aid Lucia in her efforts.
Lucia aids the Adventurer's brawl against Ser Charibert, but explains that Ser Aymeric has been imprisoned and the Heavens' Ward placed in command of the Temple Knights. With the help of the Brume's Hilda the Mongrel, Lucia hatches a plan to lure most of Ishgard's defenders away from The Vault, leaving it open for her to rescue Ser Aymeric. She succeeds, and was present at Thordan VII's escape and Lord Haurchefant's death.
Later, Lucia and Aymeric deduce that the Heavens' Ward have shown unnatural powers during recent events. She offers to help the Scions search for the missing archbishop while Aymeric handles Ishgard's political situation. She proves to be crucial help by finding the archbishop's trail to Camp Cloudtop and later saves the Scions from the Garlean troops while riding a Magitek Armor.
As the Scions and Lucia set for Azys Lla, Lucia reveals her true identity as a Garlean, and more specifically Livia Sas Junius's sister. They were separated after their parent's death and took up different roles: Livia as a soldier and Lucia as a spy. She was sent to Ishgard to find Allagan relics in The Vault, presumably the key to Azys Lla, but instead found Ser Aymeric. She was drawn to him as a 'prisoner of his past' by heritage but 'rose above it'. She deemed him a man worth following and later confessed all—her race, identity and mission—to him. In return, he accepted her into his service.
You are a true hero, my friend. The minstrels shall sing of your deeds for generations to come. The road to reform will be long and trying, but Ser Aymeric will not rest until he reaches its end. And I shall walk with him every step of the way.
Lucia returns to aid Ser Aymeric upon the Adventurer's return to Ishgard. When the Adventurer leaves again to Azys Lla, she bades the Adventurer farewell and said she would pray for their preservation. She is part of the welcoming party when the Adventurer returns and witnesses Midgardsormr's message to Ishgard, the joining of Ishgard to the Eorzean Alliance, and is seen with Ser Aymeric rebuilding Ishgard.
Ser Aymeric requests that the Scions escort Lucia to Anyx Trine as his representative. She is introduced to Vidofnir, who explains Ser Aymeric's requests for parley. Vidofnir explains that she cannot give an answer until she consults with her father Hraesvelgr. She is later met in Ishgard, where she explains the attempt on Aymeric's life, and the arson that followed.
Lucia leads the knights of Ishgard in the final battle at the Steps of Faith.
Creation and developmentEdit
Lucia is voiced by Sayaka Ohara in the Japanese version of the game, and Tara Platt in the English version. Since the release of the English version of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Lucia is voiced by Lydia Leonard.
Lucia is both a feminine given name and a surname. Comes from the Latin word Lux (Light). It is the feminine form of the Roman praenomen Lucius. Her last name, Junius, is the Latin word for "June".
- Before it was confirmed in Heavensward, there was already speculation that Lucia was Garlean, as looking under her tiara revealed something akin to a Garlean third eye. Additionally, her platinum blond hair was also another telltale trait of Garleans.