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Millith Ironheart is an Eorzean explorer that appears in Final Fantasy XIV. She is the granddaughter of famed explorer Roddard Ironheart and an explorer in her own right. During the time before the Sixth Umbral Era, Millith tasked herself to catalogue and explore Gelmorran ruins. Then, situated at Buscarron's Fold within the Black Shroud, she dealt with Adventurers to obtain information from the variety of Dungeons beneath the surface of the realm.

Following the Seventh Umbral Calamity, around the dawn of the Seventh Astral Era, Millith had moved on to cataloguing incredible sights across Eorzea, which she kept in a diary. One day while in the Carline Canopy in New Gridania, Millith was accosted by Eral and left her diary behind in her haste to abscond from his advances. The book was found by Naoh Gamduhla who asked an Adventurer to return it to Millith.

The Adventurer managed to track down Millith at Apkallu Falls in Old Gridania, where she recognised the Adventurer as a kindred soul, one who had a "burning desire to bear witness to all the wonders around [them]", and gifted them a sightseeing log of their own, that they might explore and find the locations of vistas across Eorzea.[1]

Characteristics[]

Appearance[]

Millith is a Midlander Hyur with fair skin, brown hair and of average height. She like her brother Nedrick, wears a Weathered Sun Hat.

Personality[]

Millith is proud of her family's legacy as explorers and is passionate about exploring and mapping the underground dungeons and ruins that lie scattered across Eorzea, focusing on Gelmorran cities, claiming that "that which hides beneath" the land "[holds] the greater mystique", in contrast with her brother's explorations of the aboveground.[2] Following the Sixth Umbral Calamity, Millith saw the impermanence of aboveground beauty, which she had taken for granted and changed tracks, focusing on vistas that were destined to one day disappear, becoming fond of hearing others tell their stories of amazing sights throughout the land then visiting those locations herself and cataloguing them.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Millith and her family are an extended reference to Gwynham Ironheart from Final Fantasy XI, a historical explorer that mapped much of Vana'diel.

Despite her initial portrayal as focusing on the underground ruins of Gelmorra, being the achievement NPC for dungeons in the initial release of the game, Millith in A Realm Reborn is an NPC that gives the sightseeing log, an incentive to explore the overworld. This is in contrast with her brother Nedrick, who unlocked exploration achievements in the initial release, and is instead a quest giver NPC that leads to various optional dungeons in A Realm Reborn.

Script[]

Millith Ironheart incidental dialogue
Upon completing the sightseeing log
Millith Ironheart [Forename], are my eyes to be believed? This log─why, you have filled every last page to the margins! Where do I even begin? Yes, I simply must see all these sights for myself...
Millith Ironheart It heartens me greatly to see that you were every bit the explorer I marked you for. Though I cannot help but feel a twinge of envy that you laid eyes upon these wonders before I...
Millith Ironheart Before the Calamity, I spent my days in tunnels and caverns dark, convinced that Eorzea's greatest wonders lay deep below─and that the wonders above would always be there, waiting patiently for my return. Then the lesser moon took its vengeance upon the land, changing the face of our realm forever...
Millith Ironheart Treasure the beauty you have seen, [forename]. Etch the sights deep in your heart and mind, for the time may come when they exist nowhere else in this world.
Upon obtaining the Heavensward sightseeing log
Millith Ironheart I see that your explorations have led you to my cousin Kester. Oft he would regale me of the many sights and splendors of Ishgard. Oh, to think that you have journeyed there to gaze upon such wonders with your own eyes!
Millith Ironheart Kester's notes tend to be terse, and you may find them more difficult to follow than my own. Do not let that discourage you, however─if the vistas he has found are even half as magnificent as his tales make them out to be, it will be more than worth the effort to seek them out.
Upon obtaining the Stormblood sightseeing log
Millith Ironheart Well now, to think that you have also met Uncle Ulger! There is no hiding his passion for foreign lands and their cultures, and I've no doubt that such sights as he has noted in your log will be well worth the seeking.

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