What Measure is a Paladin – Part 2

I wasn’t expecting to do a followup to this story, but then one of the other writers I follow put out a post on their own blog about their own dissatisfaction with the Paladin job quest, and how a character from a crafting job’s questline exemplified the traits you’d expect of a Paladin better than…

Weapon(s) of Choice – Rheika Aliapoh

Continuing this series with my favorite Keeper of the Moon! This time the lore text will be from her perspective. She ain’t exactly the sort to hold back, so if language is a thing that bothers you, well, now you’ve been warned. Gunbreaker – Crownsblade Recollection “Sure, I got quite a few gunblades, but this…

Weapons of Choice – Oldman Franks

Inspired by a post I saw on Tumblr, I thought a little series on the weapons my characters like to use the most would be fun, so we’re gonna start off with Franks. Paladin: The Blood Sword Terrible whispers follow Franks when he carries this blade, claiming it to be forged from the blood of…

Headcanons – The Multiverse

I wanted to start a little series on my tumblr about my various Final Fantasy XIV headcanons within my own Warriors of Light story, nothing that would necessitate a full post here, for the most part. However, my very first entry turned out quite massive, so it gets reposted here as well. Welcome to Brandon’s…

What Measure is a Paladin?

Jenlyns Aesc, Captain of the Sultansworn, was waist-deep in paperwork when the door to his office opened. Without looking up, he simply asked “Yes, what is it?” The door slammed, the force startling him out of his ink-stained hypnosis, and he glared in the direction of his office door, intending to reprimand whatever careless squire…

Champions from Beyond the Rift

“Fight it…You have to hold on!” That was the last her final ally spoke. Then Ryne collapsed, like all the others, struck down by Emet-Selch’s dark bolts of magic. And Rheika Aliapoh, ostensible Warrior of both Light and Darkness, was too overwhelmed by the former to do anything about it. The damnable, poisonous light was…

Darkest Before the Dawn – Part 3

Fearless was lost. She’d expected Dahkar to make his way right to the Forgotten Knight, but no one there had seen him. Not knowing where else to look, she’d simply started wandering. She’d never been the best with directions, however, and had managed to turn herself around several times. Was she still in the Foundation…

Darkest Before the Dawn – Part 2

The Skysteel Manufactory, Franks was somewhat surprised to see, appeared to still be in operations. He’d heard the sound of the machines within raising and slamming down, forging superheated metal into weaponry. He smelled the burning fuel from within. If the forges were still going, it stood to reason that people were inside manning them….

Darkest Before the Dawn – Part 1

Dramatis Personae:The Warriors of Light Aleister “Old Man” Franks – male Highlander Hyur – Summoner/ScholarRheika Aliapoh – female Keeper of the Moon Miqo’te – Bard/NinjaDahkar Darkspear – male Xaela Au Ra – White Mage/Dragoon/Black MageFearless Willow – female Sea Wolf Roegadyn – Warrior The Scions of the Seventh DawnAlphinaud Leveilleur – male ElezenTataru Taru –…

Splitting the Jobs – Endwalker Screwed Everything Up Edition

“Are you freaking kidding me, Brandon? We’re doing this AGAIN??” Yes, yes we are. You wanna know why? Cause Endwalker has been announced, and it looks amazing. The final chapter of this saga of FF XIV. The ongoing story of Hydaelyn vs Zodiark comes to a conclusion. We’re also going to the moon. And perhaps…

Heart of the Horde

“Seen a lot of strange things since coming here,” mused the orc as he stepped through the portal from Orgrimmar’s Pathfinder Den into the city of Dalaran “but this just might be the strangest”. The city was practically the antithesis to his newfound home, all bright purples and whites compared to the black, brown, and…

Splitting the jobs – Redux

We have our new 4 Warriors of Light, a basic understanding of their personalities and the story of their life leading to the start of their career as simple adventurers. Now we have to determine how their careers will start and progress, and one of the tools we have to do that, as I had…

I did a thing and now it led to a whole other thing

Back near the end of June, I discovered something in Dahkar’s inventory that I had completely forgotten about. 2 vials of FF XIV’s race changing item, the Fantasia. If you aren’t aware, Square Enix used to give you a free vial once you are subbed for a certain number of days. The game also rewards…

When a Race Change Feels Right

I had mentioned in my Splitting the Jobs post that I changed Oldman Franks from a Roegadyn to a Highlander Hyur, and that I intended to talk about why. Part of the fun of playing RPGs for me is coming up with my own character’s story, both in setting up their background and fitting them…