I think the only purpose behind the Sundering was to try to prevent the use of the Creation magic that caused ... also known as FFXIV or FF14. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Across ten and three were we then divided. 436k. This aside, I'm still not entirely convinced that Emet-Selch is correct about Hydaelyn. This included a large part of the standing military, most of his home province of Nagarythe and many other Elves throughout Ulthuan who believed in Malekith's cause. Thanks for that. Over 13,000 years ago, the progenitor race of man known as the ancients suffered a catastrophe known as the Final Days . I can't wait to find out more! (Let's try to hit 1000 subs before september! But we're to believe that Hydaelyn, summoned after Zodiark, was somehow so much stronger than Zodiark that she was able to not only defeat him, but to sunder the world into fourteen reflections? Trump Defends the Confederacy, Complains About Polls: A Closer Look - Duration: 13:12. This presumably means that there was a Warrior-of-Light fragment on each of the thirteen shards as well as the Source. So when an eikon is summoned, it sucks up aether from the surroundings, and it uses as its concept the collective belief of those nearby who have their own concept of that being. When the council propose sacrificing more people to restore those who were lost, a group objected and summoned Hydaelyn to suppress Zodiark. There are huge gaps in knowledge in terms of just which "laws of (our) star" were "written anew" according to the end of the Amaurot dungeon. These pages have been kept for historical purposes Please be sure to visit https://ffxiv-roleplayers.com/ directly for the new page. Lyna thanks you for a candid discussion of her concerns for the Crystal Exarch. We now know that Ardbert was the Warrior-of-Light fragment from the First. It caused creation magic to run out of control and perhaps gave people the idea to summon it into the world as Zodiark. But were there really so many more survivors who decided to summon Hydaelyn that they were able to conjure up a competing will for the star who was capable of defeating the first? Once healed, Malekith was consumed with a bitter hatred for those who has resisted him . I don't think it was purposeful, just a consequence. The choice of words had me imagining a giant cartoonish flower stomping on Ramuh and I can't stop laughing, LOL. As the Kingdom sank, several of the great fortress-cities of Nagarythe were pulled from the bedrock by sorceresses and kept afloat by their magic, though Anlec, the capital, could not be saved. Like the "summoning" of Hydaelyn. )A different type of video. Alphinaud. So there were some number of Ascians who went along with the plan to summon Zodiark, and then half of them sacrificed themselves to summon him (like the Amaurotine who summoned Quetzalcoatl at the end of Academia Anyder). The trouble is, it requires a concrete "concept" and stores of aether so vast that none of the Sundered have enough within them to actually perform the magic. From that day forth, Malekith was known as the "Witch King", for he truly had become a figure of dread. I like your idea that she may be the actual will of the planet summoned by the 14th and his companions. That it also prevented creation magicks may also have been a secondary reason she performed the sundering. Although their stronghold in Nagarythe was nearly impregnable, Malekith's followers were slowly outnumbered, as Caledor proved to be as equally skilled of a general as the Witch King. But we're to believe that Hydaelyn, summoned after Zodiark, was somehow so much stronger than Zodiark that she was able to not only defeat him, but to sunder the world into fourteen reflections? Several Lucasfilm Games ... Of the great sundering, and the reflections it created? I think it's still entirely plausible (though not certain) that Hydaelyn actually is the true will of the star / personification of the lifestream, and that she sundered the world to make it impossible to perform the same feats of Creation that led to the Ascians' calamity in the first place. Character profile for Sundering Kastle. That's the order of things in the cave paintings, too. I don't think Hydaelyn is the "true will of the star" any more than Zodiark is; more like there is a fundamental opposition set up in their natures, and it's hopeful we'll find out in future story content what that is. Perhaps we can also conclude that Unukalhai is the fragment of the Warrior of Light from the Thirteenth, and that Elidibus saved him from the Flood of Darkness specifically because in doing so, he ensured that the Warrior of Light was still capable of being restored to his full self after the Ardor and the Rejoining despite the loss of the Thirteenth. We've only gotten the story from Zodiark's point of view, which is more of the story than we had before, but we definitely need to hear the Hydaelyn side of things. A community for fans of Square Enix's popular MMORPG "Final Fantasy XIV Online", also known as FFXIV or FF14. As Malekith and his coven began this dark ritual, the mages of Isle of the Dead intervened, weaving powerful counter spells. And she would have been successful in preventing more calamities in this way, too, had three of the Ascians not been able to escape the Sundering. The Sundering was the great civil war that fractured the Elven race into the High Elves and the Dark Elves, and sunk a large portion of Ulthuan - primarily sections of Tiranoc and Nagarythe which is now known as the Shadowlands. We know that Zodiark was created by the ancients when the Sound began to destroy the world via creation magic. Hydaelyn says that in the beginning there was balance, but the darkness coveted power and upset the balance, so she was forced to split the world and seal him away. He claimed Bel-Shanaar was a worshiper of Slaanesh. Declaring that Malekith was not fit to rule, they selected another to sit on the throne - Bel Shanaar of Tiranoc, a hero of the war. In sundering the star did we cry out, and the barriers 'twixt planes chance to falter. Yet another sacrifice to save the the world, even though it cost them everything. During the sundering, we now know that there was only one 'human' super race. Seeing extra sacrifices were needed to refuel Zodiark for the 'save the planet' part, it's likely that stopping the cataclysm did drain him. What if the other half did all sacrifice themselves to stop Zodiark? She then bids you return to the Crystarium, where the Scions are no doubt anxious for your return. 132 votes, 155 comments. Azem is a character from Final Fantasy XIV. The energy used to summon Zodiark was that of people other than the ones conducting the summoning, where Hydaelyn was presumably summoned using the energy of the summoners themselves. Sundering The Sundering was the great civil war that fractured the Elven race into the High Elves and the Dark Elves , and sunk a large portion of Ulthuan - primarily sections of Tiranoc and Nagarythe which is now known as the Shadowlands . I have no doubt we'll be getting an explanation as to why creation magic spun out of control. Now the Council was destroyed, Malekith had only to pass through the Sacred Fire of Asuryan, king of the Elven Gods. It could be the case that one of the two are lying/trying to mislead, or they both think they're correct, but one of them misunderstands something. The argument between Malekith and the Council of Princes turned violent, and Malekith and his followers killed most of the Princes, claiming to save Ulthuan. Did he simply need the aether from the sacrificed ancients in order to actually perform his corrections to the world? (I think he believes what he's saying is true.) It is an endless quest taken up by the most intrepid and dauntless of souls. Starting with "A Realm Reborn" and the expansions include "Heavensward", "Stormblood", and "Shadowbringers"! This calleth to mind a truth that Emet-Selch did once reveal in passing─that the names by which we know our foes are not those given to Ascians at birth. It's this second option that I think is happening here. Most of the Kingdom of Tiranoc now lies underneath the Great Ocean of the World, including it's once-capital Tor Anroc. He is a rogue Ascian who allies himself with Zenos yae Galvus, the erratic crown prince of Garlemald. Their known modern incarnations are the Warrior of Light and their First counterpart, Ardbert. Their practices were taking root in Elf society, being particularly strong in Nagarythe. A community for fans of Square Enix's popular MMORPG "Final Fantasy XIV Online", also … Near death, Malekith was taken to one of his mother's temples. The Ancients had the ability to record and store a concept such that it couldn't be corrupted by stray thoughts or conflicting beliefs, but we don't have that any more. Why/how did it happen? The crystalline agglomeration of an Abyssean fiend's soul, said to be the source of its otherworldly powers. Maybe Hydaelyn wasn't summoned, he just thought she was. What if the shade spoke true, Elidibus ceased to be the actual of... 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