Fear the Reaper

Don’t know why, but ever since he…returned…Zenos has seemed more obsessed with me than the others. Don’t know why. Before he seemed intent on fighting all of us…now it seems like he barely deigns to note their existence.  Maybe he can sense that I’m not from this world and he thinks that makes me a…

Endwalker Summoner Headcanons

This is just my own personal thoughts on Arcanist and Summoner, how they work in light of the Endwalker changes and some personal info for Franks  – Most Carbuncles are simple manifestations of aether which have no sort of personality, executing the pre-programmed commands of their Arcanist (simple things like seek, search, attack, and shield)….

Building Thom – Level 5

I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written anything here, but between work things, coming down from the workload of FFXIV Write 2021, Endwalker releasing, and the general business that comes with the holidays, I’ve been…..a bit preoccupied. I still managed to accomplish my goal of writing at least one post a week…

The Warriors of Light of Hydaelyn-85

Hydaelyn-85, as numbered by the Sentinels, is not terribly different from most other versions of Hydaelyn. It has its own versions of the Source and Shards, its own versions of the Ascians we all know and love who want to rejoin them all back together, and its own Warriors of Light who fight for the…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #30: Abstracted

Abstracted – to have considered (something) theoretically or separately from something else. “So those crystals, Aetherytes , you said? They allow you to teleport to any that you’ve previously attuned your aether to?” Aleister Franks nodded. “Indeed. So long as your body has sufficient reserves of aether, of course. Tends to depend on how hearty…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #29: Debonair

Debonair – confident, stylish, and charming (typically used of a man). It was rather amazing how much life can change in just the span of a few days. A mere four of them ago, Gwenefyr had been wandering through a jungle, dealing with predatory animal life and parasitic bugs that wanted to eat what was…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #28: Bow

Bow – a knot tied with two loops and two loose ends, used especially for tying shoelaces and decorative ribbons.-OR-a weapon for shooting arrows, typically made of a curved piece of wood joined at both ends by a taut string.(among many many other meanings, I’m going with these two for this fic) Hiding out on…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #27: Benthos

Benthos – the flora and fauna found on the bottom, or in the bottom sediments, of a sea, lake, or other body of water. It might have seemed a little bit silly for the Azure Dragoon (well, one of them) to be practicing basic spear strikes, but for Dahkar, it served two purposes. For one,…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #26 – Free Day

Herein I commit the chronicle of the Traveler. Shepherd to the starts in the dark. Thought the world be sundered and our souls set adrift, where you walk, my dear friend, fate shall surely follow. For yours is the Fourteenth Seat – The seat of Azem. Rheika held the orange crystal before her as the…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #25: Silver Lining

Silver Lining – an advantage that comes from a difficult or unpleasant situation The date had snuck up on him. Dahkar rolled out of bed feeling grumpy and for the life of him, he couldn’t figure out why. He had no plans for the day, no diplomatic engagements that he would have to suffer through,…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #24: Illustrious

Illustrious – well known, respected, and admired for past achievements. Magnai sat on the dawn throne, groaning at the pain the action caused him. Over at his usual post, he saw Daidukul limping and clutching hurt ribs. He swore under his breath. He’d been humiliated by the khan, again. Word had reached him that he…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #23: Soul

Soul – the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.-OR-the essence or embodiment of a specified quality. “So, let me make sure I have all of this straight.The thing that marks you as a Warrior of Light is a combination of both the Echo and the Blessing of Light,…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #22: Fluster

Fluster – make someone agitated or confused. Aetherytes were constantly busy. You learned pretty quick to move away from one as soon as you manifested next to one, lest someone suddenly appear next to you and knock you both down. Old Man Franks, tired as he was, almost forgot this, and only barely missed being…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #21: Feckless

Feckless – lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible. Since confessing to her how she had felt about her daughter all those years, ago, F’lhaminn had insisted that Fearless have a meal with her at least one time a week, unless she had world-saving that she couldn’t get away from. Aside from their exile to…

FFXIV Write 2021 Prompt #20: Petrichor

Petrichor – a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. The seaside cave well shimmered, and a woman fell out. She groaned in pain, clutching her head. She tried opening her eyes and almost immediately pressed them shut again, recoiling from what was not a particularly…