In prophecy are a myriad truths concealed. The eye of man decreeth which shall be revealed.
Urianger Augurelt is a character in Final Fantasy XIV. In the original release he was one of the primary characters in the Seventh Umbral Era storyline. He returns in A Realm Reborn, as one of the members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn. He is an Archon of the Circle of Knowing from the northern land of Sharlayan.
Urianger is a Wildwood Elezen in a long black and white cloak, the hood pulled over his head. He has long ears and wears goggles that conceal his eyes. He bears the tattoo unique to the Circle of Knowing. He carries a staff once used by Arcanists in the original game.
During the events of "Soul Surrender," he wears a set of Orthodox robes and briefly a partial mask that initially conceals his identity. When his visage is revealed, he is shown to have light gray hair and pale yellow eyes.
Urianger speaks in poetry. He is well-versed in the prophecy pointing to the Seventh Umbral Era, and recites a verse at nearly every encounter. Though his appearance and mannerisms are intimidating, he is a virtuous character. Although he often tries to hide it behind a serious facade, he is close to fellow Scion Moenbryda, having known her since childhood.
Urianger didn't appear until the first of the Grand Company quests. He was used in many of the temporary Seventh Umbral Era events.
Following a lead obtained during another quest (dependent on Grand Company affiliation), the adventurer tracked down one of the mages responsible for the Sixth Umbral Era fifteen centuries ago. Upon meeting this mage, Urianger, he spoke cryptically of impending doom, and asked if the adventurer was willing to face it. Regardless of their answer, he sensed their intent to arrest him. He called a Familiar as a distraction while he vanished. After the Familiar's defeat, the adventurer encountered Urianger's fellow Circle member(s) who asserted the coming of a Seventh Umbral Era. It was later revealed that Urianger was involved in the reestablishment of the Grand Companies of Eorzea, which continued to combat this threat.
Urianger acted behind the scenes, having been branded a heretic by the Garlean Empire, and their pursuit of him distracted them from doing greater harm to the city-states. In spite of his seclusion, Urianger appeared at most gatherings of the Circle of Knowing, and accompanied Louisoix Leveilleur in the final scene of the Seventh Umbral Era quests.
His words reached Inspector Hildibrand. Misinterpreting his words, the buffoon concluded that he is Eorzea's destined hero. Urianger saw no reason to discourage any man from standing up to Dalamud, and allowed him this delusion.
Urianger is encountered during "The Scions of the Seventh Dawn" quest in Western Thanalan. Minfilia Warde introduces the Warrior of Light to a delighted Urianger, who repeats the words of Louisoix Leveilleur. After the Warrior of Light defeats Titan, Urianger and some of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn are kidnapped by Livia sas Junius and her soldiers and held inside the Castrum Centri in Mor Dhona.
When the Warrior of Light and the other remaining members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn arrive to free their captive comrades, Urianger and Papalymo Totolymo aid the Warrior in battle. After defeating the imperial forces, Urianger and the others are cornered by soldiers, but are saved by Cid Garlond and escape on his Enterprise.
During the events of a "A Realm Awoken," Urianger does not permanently accompany the rest of the Scions to their new headquarters in Mor Dhona; much of the collected primal-lore would be too difficult to transport again, and Urianger finds it easier to contact the Students of Baldesion from Vesper Bay (never mind that his continued residence in the Waking Sands allows the Scions to retain ownership of the building, just in case).
Urianger arranges the adventurers' conflict with the new, "extreme"-power versions of the primals, and assists in the investigation into what could be allowing the beastmen to summon their gods with such overwhelming strength. He has words for anyone who has defeated Twintania in the Binding Coil of Bahamut, and shares his thoughts on an old friend the Warrior of Light and Alisaie Leveilleur may have seen there. In "Defenders of Eorzea," Urianger unexpectedly joins with the other Scions in the Sylphlands when they confront Ramuh, observing the battle from afar. Based on his research during the battle, combined with Y'shtola's earlier observations during the summoning of Leviathan, he theorizes how an immortal being such as an Ascian could be eliminated permanently. He continues to study this in the events of "Dreams of Ice," meeting his close friend Moenbryda who arrives from Sharlayan to help. Though glad to see her, he is embarrassed by her teasing flirtation.
During the events of "Before the Fall," after Moenbryda sacrifices her life to slay the Ascian Nabriales, Urianger takes her death especially hard, but takes comfort in learning that she had come to terms with the spiritual doubts that had plagued he. After the Scions are betrayed by the Crystal Braves and framed for the supposed assassination of Nanamo Ul Namo, Urianger remains in the Waking Sands by hiding the building with magic. At the end of the 2.55 Main Scenario, he meets with Elidibus, who wished to discuss "fate".
Urianger searches for the missing Scions after the conspiracy. He tracks aether from Y'shtola after the Warrior of Light defeated Bismarck. She was taken to the Lifestream and if they do not hurry, she would die. Before the Warrior of Light takes off to Azys Lla, Urianger gives them the White Auracite, the same that slew Nabriales. During the quests for the Extreme versions of primals, Urianger vouches for Unukalhai's statements regarding the Warring Triad, adding that he is not an enemy "for now."
In "As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness," Urianger attempts to find information on The Gerun Oracles in the Great Gubal Library and is found by Elidibus and the leading Warrior of Darkness Arbert. Disguising himself, Urianger serves as a liaison between the Warriors of Darkness and the Ascians. When the Warriors of Darkness are tasked to kill the Warrior of Light, Urianger reveals his true loyalty to the Scions, and is revealed to have orchestrated their absolution—citing Louisoix's creed. When the Scions gather at The Rising Stones, Urianger is encouraged by his group to continue spying on the Ascians for them.
Urianger is an Arcanist and uses a grimoire for a weapon. He has access to both Arcanist and Conjurer abilities and can summon Amber Carbuncle. In Shadowbringers, Urianger is slated to become an Astrologian, but will have an unknown amount of abilities from other jobs; he is displayed using Aetherial Manipulation from Black Mage as a Trust in a dungeon.
Creation and developmentEdit
In the English version of A Realm Reborn, Urianger was voiced by Gideon Emery. He shared his voice actor with Balthier from Final Fantasy XII. Since the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, he is voiced by Tim Watson.
Urianger is voiced by KENN in the Japanese version.
Urianger appears with a water-elemental card.
Urianger appears on a card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
- Urianger was an Arcanist even before the class was available to players; in the legacy version, he used one of the mechanical staves that had previously been tagged for use by the old version of Arcanists found in the game's data files.
- Urianger, along with Papalymo, are the only Scions to not have had their appearance permanently changed following the release of Heavensward, though coincidentally, both characters temporarily assumed disguises.