Greetin's, ladies and gentlemen! The name's Martyn, and today I present to you a wonder of the New World. I call it “blue magic”!

Martyn introducing Blue Magic

Martyn is a non-player character in Final Fantasy XIV. He is the Blue Mage mentor who introduces the player character to blue magic.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Martyn is a male Midlander Hyur with dark blue hair and yellow eyes. He wears a blue bilaud outfit when he is first met. When he is on stage he wears the Magus artifact gear, and when he is out and about he wears a blue shirt with striped pants. He wields the Spirit of the Whalaqee in battle.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Martyn tends to keep secrets about his life and the reasons for his motivations.

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Story[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Martyn studied foreign magic at the arcanists' guild in Limsa and traveled to the new world with his partner Whastrach to visit the Whalaqee that reside in Lapis Canyon. When he returned blue magic was considered impractical and the research funds were cut.[1] While Whastrach chose to give up the study of blue magic, Martyn tried again, this time using his own funds and put himself in debt. On his second trip the Whalaqee people were sick with an Eorzean illness that can only be cured with a medicine extracted from a dream flower, although the flower can be used to create the illegal drug somnus.[2] Looking for a way to make enough money to pay back his debts and save the Whalaqee, Martyn sells blue mage soul crystals, and equipment.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Over time adventurers claim to have been ripped off by Martyn and a yellow jacket enlists the aid of the Warrior of Light to assist in investigating. They arrive just in time to witness Martyn pitch his wares, only to be interrupted by two Mamool Ja that are fended off with blue magic. The adventurers are convinced and buy all of Martyn's wares, but the yellow jacket isn't, and follows him only to find that the Mamool Ja were in on it. The yellow jacket and the Warrior of Light attempt to arrest him, but he says that the spells are legitimate and the Warrior of Light tests it out after defeating a baby kraken. Proving his claims, the yellow jacket still doesn't want Martyn selling anything for the magic being unreliable and putting people in danger. An entrepreneur by the name of Royse approaches Martyn with an offer to entertain the mass with blue magic in Ul'dah and assist the Warrior of Light in learning the art. He agrees, and takes the stage name of "The Great Azuro" to compete in the Masked Carnivale.

After the Warrior of Light learns more blue magic, Martyn takes them out to "train", but in actuality uses them to complete odd jobs for extra coin. He meets with some debt collectors to pay his original debt, and is robbed of his clothing because of interest. Over time Royse notices his sketchy dealings and investigates with the Warrior of Light and they discover Martyn is buying dream flowers. Royse believes he has a somnus addiction, but Martyn says he buys the flowers to save the Whalaqee from a sickness. Royse believes his story and connects him with other people that can provide dream flowers to cure the sickness.

Martyn is approached by Whastrach, who is now a wealthy entrepreneur dealing with ceruleum mining. Whastrach offers to use his resources to develop and transport the medicine needed to treat the Whalaqee, and Martyn agrees. A short time later, Martyn and the Warrior of Light encounter Ceadda, a member of the Whalaqee, who tells them that while Whastrach did cure the disease as promised, he used it as a pretext to seize the ceruleum-rich Lapis Canyon, a site sacred to the Whalaqee. The enraged Martyn confronts Whastrach, who defends his actions as legal. To settle the dispute, Royse proposes they have a Blue Mage battle in the Masked Carnivale. Whastrach agrees and dons the guise of the Azulmagia to perform as the "villain" of the match. As Martyn is still recovering from an injury, the Warrior of Light represents him as "Azuro the Second".

The Warrior of Light is victorious, and Whastrach keeps his word to give up his claim on the Whalaqee land. After congratulating Martyn and the Warrior of Light, he returns to the New World with Ceadda, hoping to find opportunities for ceruleum mining in non-sacred lands.

The subsequent popularity of blue magic in the Masked Carnivale encourages others to become blue mages and Martyn gains two additional apprentices, P'yandih and Nutiba Buntiba, and establishes a Blue Mage Guild. He is introduced to the newest financier of the Masked Carnivale, Fyrgeiss, the chairman of the Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern and member of the Syndicate. While interested in the resources and monsters used by the Masked Carnivale, with his own son Zirnberk competing under the stage name "Siegfried", Fyrgeiss seems uninterested in blue magic. His motivation for backing the Masked Carnivale is to boost his flagging influence in the Syndicate. Zirnberk's victories in the arena as Siegfried will increase their prestige, while the monsters used in the Carnivale will be seized to be used as guards for the Amajina and Sons mines.

Upset by this double-dealing, Martyn proposes a contest, pitting himself against Siegfried in the arena. If Siegfried wins, Fyrgeiss will gain complete ownership of the Masked Carnivale and its resources. However, if Martyn wins, Fyrgeiss will agree to hire the Blue Mage Guild as his company's guards. After researching Siegfried's techniques, Martyn is confident that he will win. However, on the day of the match, Siegfried arrives armed with top of the line magitek equipment. Martyn is unable to penetrate this new suit of armor, and in a last ditch effort attempts to force a draw by casting Self-Destruct, which fails to harm Siegfried. Siegfried, realizing that it was only his equipment and not his skill that allowed him to win, refuses to accept victory, and requests a second match against "Azuro the Second".

The Warrior of Light defeats Siegfried in battle to the joy of Martyn and Royse. Fyrgeiss and Zirnberk compliment the Warrior of Light on their victory. Having witnessed the power of blue magic for himself, Fyrgeiss agrees to contact Martyn when he has jobs for the Blue Mage Guild. Martyn is satisfied with this development, and re-brands himself as "Azuro the Third" in the Masked Carnivale to compete with a fresh record.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Quest: Why They Call it the Blues
  2. Quest: Scream Blue Murder
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