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Ser Zephirin

Ser Zephirin de Valhourdin is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. He is the Very Reverend Archimandrite of the of Heavens' Ward, and a former commander of the Temple Knights.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Zephirin is a Wildwood Elezen with blond hair and green eyes. He wears Ward Knight's attire, which is a form of pure white Adamantite armor with dark blue trimmings and bears his order's crest. In battle he wields the greatsword Shattered Heart, a white blade with gold and blue accents.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ser Zephirin appears to be a man of deep conviction, placing his trust in those in power to do what is right. He leads the Heavens’ Ward with resilience and courage. Though he may privately question the path the Ward must take alongside Thordan VII, he believes that the answer to the Dragonsong War will only come from fulfilling their duty and remaining steadfast in their decisions. He is seen as a formidable fighter, wielding a greatsword much larger than he is, and is capable of using magic by wielding spears of light and vaulting them.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Early life[edit | edit source]

Desiring to follow in his father's footsteps, Zephirin entered the Temple Knights' grand tourney at the age of fifteen, and his subsequent victory was met with thunderous applause. To compensate for his diminutive stature, he wields a massive greatsword—the traditional weapon of dark knights. Though there is a certain stigma associated with these weapons, Ser Zephirin the Just is not one to be swayed by such concerns.

At one time, he was the favored candidate for the position of Lord Commander of the Temple Knights, but in an unexpected turn the title was bequeathed to Ser Aymeric instead. Deeming a man of his integrity and skill a worthy addition to the Heavens' Ward, Ser Vellguine extended an invitation to Ser Zephirin, who accepted.[1]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[edit | edit source]

At the Vault, Ser Zephirin attempts to kill the Warrior of Light with a javelin of pure light. It is blocked by Haurchefant Greystone, who takes the killing blow to protect the Warrior. Ser Zephirin leaves with Thordan VII and his fellow Heavens' Ward to venture to Azys Lla.

Ser Zephirin, alongside his fellow Heavens' Ward, join Thordan VII in the Singularity Reactor, after the Warrior of Light defeats both Lahabrea and Igeyorhm in combat. The knights transform into the Knights of the Round (Final Fantasy XIV) and assist King Thordan against the Warrior of Light.

Upon their defeat, Zephirin lifts his head, attempting to stand himself up, before succumbing to a swell of light that ends the fallen knights.

Spoilers end here.

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