You do not wish to shed blood, but it cannot always be avoided.
Orran Durai, also known as Olan Durai, is the adopted son of Cidolfus Orlandeau from Final Fantasy Tactics. With the exception of his exceptionally powerful Astrology move Celestial Stasis, he is not all that strong in combat. He appears in one battle as an NPC ally.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Story
- 3 Gameplay
- 4 Other appearances
- 5 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Orran has brown hair that is long in the middle of his crown tied in a ponytail with the sides cropped short. He has brown eyes and wears a golden brown mantle, a gray tunic with a red strap over it and long leather gloves and boots.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Orran is passionate about scholarly pursuits and seeks to deliver the truth about the world to the masses.
Story[edit | edit source]
Run-ins with Ramza[edit | edit source]
Orran is at his father Cidolfus Orlandeau's side when Delita Heiral frames Glevanne, Druksmald Goltanna's chancellor, for treason. Orran's first meeting with Ramza occurs during his travels. As he is making his way through the Mining Town of Gollund, Orran is cornered by several thieves. Ramza, traveling the same road, encounters the scene and rescues Orran from the gang. Orran returns to his job searching for deserters, wishing Ramza good tidings.
Some time later Ramza stumbles upon a group of Southern Sky deserters who recognize Ramza as a wanted heretic and attack him, but are soundly defeated. Orran, who had been tracking the group from afar, makes his presence known and gives Ramza his thanks. He asks for proof for Ramza's claim that the war is being engineered by the Church of Glabados. Much later, after Orlandeau's death is staged by Delita, Orran angrily confronts him. Delita reveals what he really did, and tells Orran that he must help Ramza.
The Durai Papers[edit | edit source]
Following the destruction of Ultima at the Airship Graveyard, Orran attends Alma Beoulve's funeral with the mage Valmafra Lenande and glimpses Ramza and Alma riding by on chocobos. He writes the Durai Papers, which detail the true history of the War of the Lions and Ramza's battles with the Lucavi.
The Church of Glabados, realizing what would happen if the Durai Papers came to be published, brands Orran a heretic and has him burned at the stake. The completed but unpublished Durai Papers are later rediscovered by Orran's descendant, Arazlam Durai.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Orran starts at level 18 with 73 Bravery and 71 Faith, and comes equipped with the Bestiary, Wizard's Hat, Gaia Gear, and Hermes Shoes. His Astrology command allows him to use Celestial Stasis, and his other abilities are randomized. He is susceptible to Stone, Blind, Silence, Oil, Slow, and Stop.
Rendezvous[edit | edit source]
When fought in the fourteenth Rendezvous battle, Brave Story, he is level 99 and starts with 73 Bravery and 71 Faith. He is equipped with the Omnilex, Black Garb, Japa Mala, and Thief's Cap. He has Astrology and Items, and is equipped with Magick Counter, Swiftness, and Lifefont. He is susceptible to the same statuses as previously.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Orlan was the psychic who modified tarot cards for games, and invented the card game Triple Triad. Orlan can be seen sitting on a wooden bench in the background of the tutorial along with a Black Mage.
Orran has a cameo in the quest and raid series Return to Ivalice, as of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood patch 4.5. He told Delita of the final sacrifice Ramza and the rest of the Zodiac Braves made to seal Ultima. In this world, it is also revealed that Orran married Alma, making his descendant Jenomis cen Lexentale also a descendant of the Beoulves.
The Ivalician Enchanter Set from the Rabanastre raid also directly alludes to his outfit, only in a more bluish palette.
The adopted son of Thunder God Cid, Orran went on to serve at his father's side. His life takes a dramatic turn after he meets Ramza and Delita.
Orran appears as a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event Revealers of Truth as a First Time Reward for completing the event's The Mining Town of Gollund stage.
Orran appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Ice-elemental backup cards.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Orlan appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.