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The Wandering Minstrel (異邦の詩人, Ihō no Shijin?, lit. Foreign Minstrel) is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XIV. He appears in many of side events in the original Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
The Wandering Minstrel dresses in a palette-swapped version of Bard Artifact equipment. His bow is also a palette-swapped version of Bard's Relic Weapon, the Artemis Bow. In A Realm Reborn he no longer wields the bow, but can always be seen carrying a harp.
In Stormblood, he also appears in Kugane, donning a samurai outfit.
Creation and development
His appearance is based on Naoki Yoshida, the director of the game.