Though nominally the head of state of Ul'dah, her power is limited by the Syndicate. Most of her influence is due to her right-hand man Flame General Raubahn Aldynn, the head of the Immortal Flames.
She becomes more prominent on the Main Scenario quests added with Patch 2.2 and 2.3.
Nanamo Ul Namo is a Dunesfolk Lalafell with pale skin and green eyes. She is fair-skinned, notably more so than most other inhabitants of the city, with only her eyes to distinguish her as a Dunesfolk.
Concept art of Nanamo suggests that in an earlier design phase she was going to be darker-skinned like many other Ul'dah residents (though retaining her light hair).
Nanamo is kind-hearted and generous, and a mindful leader who cares deeply for all of her people. In contrast with the strict material-driven mindset of the ruling class of Ul'dah, Nanamo believes that all of her people, rich and poor alike, deserve fair and equal treatment, and is in favor of a purely democratic government. She is frustrated at her status as a puppet leader and her inability to do much to ease the suffering of her subjects.
As the Battle of Carteneau raged in Mor Dhona, Nanamo remained in Ul'dah. Following the advice of Thancred Waters, she went to the Arrzaneth Ossuary to pray to The Twelve. As Dalamud ruptured and Bahamut unleashed his fury upon Eorzea, Nanamo saw a pillar of light release from the mark of Thal before falling unconscious. In the days that followed, she was instrumental in restoring order to the city.
The Sultana delivers a speech during the Carteneau memorial service, propped on Raubahn's arm. She later presides over the Eorzean Alliance meeting discussing the terms of Gaius van Baelsar's ultimatum (an imperial Legatus of the Garlean Empire on a quest to conquer Eorzea). Though the leaders considered capitulating in light of the struggles following the Calamity, the return of Minfilia and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn convinces them to retaliate against Gaius with Operation Archon.
After Alphinaud pulls strings to arrange an audience for the Doman refugees, Nanamo, Raubahn, and the Syndicate hear Yugiri's testimony. Despite being moved by her plight, Nanamo and Teledji Adeledji cannot sway the other Syndicate members in the face of Lord Lolorito's filibuster, who turn down Yugiri's request for asylum. They later learn that Teledji Adeledji had stirred up unrest in Ul'dah among the other refugees in response to the Domans being turned away. During a confidential meeting with Alphinaud and the Warrior of Light, Nanamo reveals the Carteneau Flats holds a secret–"Omega"–and the Carteneau Reclamation Bill was likely the reason Teledji incited the riots, as a means to get to it.
Nanamo Ul Namo holds a meeting with Kan-E-Senna and Admiral Merlwyb about her plans to dissolve the Syndicate. They have the same conversation with the Warrior of Light during the feast after the fall of Vishap, but the Sultana collapses after drinking the wine. When Teledji enters the Royal Chamber and takes notice of her, having secretly laced her wine with a toxin, he claims she has been poisoned and accuses the Warrior of Light and the Scions of regicide.
Lolorito had learned of Teledji's assassination plan and had Nanamo's servant swap the poison with a potent sleeping potion to use the event to remove both the usurper and Raubahn from power. Lolorito gives the antidote to Raubahn.
|Nanamo Ul Namo Card|
|Total total stats of the card||28|
|Obtain||Bought from the Triple Triad Trader for 400,000 MGP.|
Creation and developmentEdit
Nanamo is voiced by Mariya Ise in the Japanese version.
Nanamo is voiced by Erin Fitzgerald in English version of A Realm Reborn. In Heavensward, she is voiced by Joanna Ruiz.
Nanamo appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
- During the main story quest chain when starting in Ul'dah, the player runs into the Sultana at the Sultantree while disguised as "Lady Lilira." While Papashan tries to hide Nanamo's identity to protect her, it becomes obvious that she is the Sultana.
- Nanamo has gained memetic fame for the way she tends to "ride" on Raubahn Aldynn's arm during public ceremonies, leading to jokes that Lalafells should get access to Highlander "mounts."
- The final Culinarian quest has the Warrior of Light prepare a banquet for Nanamo during a state visit to Admiral Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn.
- If this quest is completed between the main scenario quests "The Parting Glass" and "Awakening in Ul'dah", Nanamo Ul Namo and Lord Lolorito will be anachronistically present at the state dinner, despite Nanamo presumably being dead in part due to Lolorito during this period. This may be because the quest chronologically takes place around the time of Operation Archon, regardless of the actual order a player completes them.