unicorns for those who have none [Set at the start of Bozja, spoilers through MSQ 5.5 and for all Field Notes. Minor references to animal cruelty and death. A Clarricie quo Priscus and IVth Legion beastmaster fic.] Clarricie dreamed of unicorns when she was little. Then the Garleans came, and her husband perished soon after, and Clarricie stopped thinking about unicorns at all - until she saw the monoceros.
Final Fantasy XIV, T, English, words: 8k+, 10/13
names for them all [Set during MSQ 5.4, spoilers for all of Eden, m!WoL/Ardbert.] The Warrior watched Ardbert stalk all the way to the end of the wooden planks before staring fixedly at the waters, as if debating the value of just stepping onto the lake and frustrating himself with proof of his own intangibility. "Is there something on your mind?"
Final Fantasy XIV, T, English, words: 10k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 8/7, Warrior of Light, Ardbert
1 A Lion's Pride [Set several years pre-game, spoilers. Warnings for pet health / animal care, mild Lyon/Menenius pre-relationship, Lyon character study.] The squirming lump of feathers in the soldier's hands is a miserable thing. No bigger than a hyur's pot helm, its ragged wings droop like broken flags across either side of the man's gloves, glossy feathers gone grey with dust.
Final Fantasy XIV, T, English, words: 12k+, 6/21
2 on the other side of the sea [Set pre-ARR, spoilers through 5.3. Fathercrystal AU where the Ascians seek to save Eorzea, and the Scions seek to Rejoin it.] Once, Emet-Selch was something more. Once, he had stood even taller than he does now - had spoken wiser words, known greater magicks. Once, he had helped protect their star.
Final Fantasy XIV, K+, English, words: 8k+, follows: 2, 6/11, Lahabrea, Elidibus
the severance of his tendons [Set before the Final Days through just before 5.0, spoilers through 5.4 MSQ, Fandaniel/Nabriales. Fandaniel character study.] Fandaniel dies three times before the Convocation succeeds in properly rejoining a shard to the Source. By the time Emet-Selch finds and revives him for another round, they have also figured out how to make certain he remembers it all.
Final Fantasy XIV, T, English, words: 19k+, favs: 2, 3/27, Nabriales
1 The Elenctic Method [Set before the Final Days to just before the Sundering, spoilers through 5.3 MSQ. Second person POV, Azem, Emet-Selch and Venat.] In the end, dissent may be your only saving grace.
Final Fantasy XIV, K, English, words: 8k+, favs: 7, 3/1
they take what you have [Set pre-game, spoilers through 5.3, Elidibus and Emet-Selch and Lahabrea.] Elidibus makes lists for himself when no one is watching.
Final Fantasy XIV, K, English, words: 12k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 1/28, Lahabrea, Elidibus
The Art of Letting Go [Set pre-game through Heavensward, spoilers through MSQ 5.3. Elidibus and Unukalhai.] Elidibus has tenderly reared entire revolutions from whispers into outright war - but he does not know what to do with a boy who has already consigned himself to hopelessness, for that was all that the Thirteenth had taught its children before finally devouring them whole.
Final Fantasy XIV, K+, English, words: 10k+, favs: 1, 1/10, Elidibus, Unukalhai
1 The Color of Her Eyes [Set during MSQ ARR, spoilers through ARR and for Thancred's backstory, f!WoL/Thancred.] It began as a game. That was what Thancred reminded himself of, later.
Final Fantasy XIV, K+, English, words: 12k+, favs: 6, follows: 1, 12/27/2020, Warrior of Light, Thancred W.
1 Master's Mend [Set after MSQ 5.3 during the Ishgardian Restoration, spoilers. Aymeric & G'raha Tia, omnicrafter!WoL, background unrequited Aymeric/WoL and G'raha/WoL] It is a good thing that he is aware of G'raha Tia's role in preventing the Eighth Umbral Calamity, Aymeric decides grimly. Otherwise, he would have found the man to be without any redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Final Fantasy XIV, K+, English, words: 9k+, favs: 9, 12/19/2020, Warrior of Light, G. Tia
2 Ghosts Such as We [Spoilers through MSQ 5.3, set between 5.0 and 5.3, f!WoL/Exarch.] After nearly a hundred years of preparing himself to die, the Crystal Exarch must come to terms with suddenly wanting to live.
Final Fantasy XIV, M, English, words: 16k+, favs: 9, follows: 2, 12/9/2020, Warrior of Light
to be a firebird alone [Set pre-Sundering, spoilers for 5.3 MSQ and Tales from the Shadows. Emet-Selch/Lahabrea.] The definition of beauty is a wide thing in Amaurot. It must be, in order to encompass the breadth of all reality within it.
Final Fantasy XIV, K+, English, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 12/4/2020, Lahabrea
Regicide [Set pre-game, spoilers through 5.3 MSQ, Emet-Selch.] The first time that Emet-Selch hears news of a Primal bearing Solus zos Galvus's name, it is eight years into Garlemald's conquest of Othard.
Final Fantasy XIV, K+, English, words: 6k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 11/26/2020, Solus zG.
Divisible [Spoilers through 5.3 MSQ, set pre-game, an Igeyorhm short.] Thirteen is a number of great fortune - and Igeyorhm volunteers eagerly for its shard.
Final Fantasy XIV, K, English, words: 3k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 11/23/2020, Lahabrea, Igeyorhm
Something Borrowed, Something Blue [Spoilers for MSQ, set between 5.0 and 5.3, F!WoL/Exarch.] "I need," the Warrior announced blandly, over a simple cup of green tea, "a full list of your courting customs here on the First, Exarch."
Final Fantasy XIV, T, English, words: 7k+, favs: 9, follows: 1, 11/15/2020, Warrior of Light
the face we show the sky [Spoilers for ARR MSQ, set shortly after Leviathan, F!WoL/Yugiri.] It is shortly after Leviathan's quelling when the Warrior discovers Yugiri in the lower reaches of Limsa Lominsa, down near the ferry docks.
Final Fantasy XIV, K+, English, words: 2k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 11/8/2020, Warrior of Light, Yugiri M.
three steps short Set after the end of 5.0, MSQ spoilers for Stormblood.] Yuyuhase was only on the tenth day of his punishment. There were seventy more to go.
Final Fantasy XIV, K, English, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 10/30/2020, Warrior of Light
speak [Spoilers through MSQ 5.3, M!Azem/Lahabrea. Set during the early days of the Sound.] Any new specimen of significant note would customarily be cause for excitement within the Capitol, particularly one from another city. They are gifts - normally. Archaeotania is anything but.
Final Fantasy XIV, T, English, words: 6k+, favs: 3, 10/26/2020, Lahabrea
Measuring Up [Set sometime around the end of 5.0 MSQ, post-80 SMN quest. A Fordola and Arenvald short.] "Mine," Fordola kept insisting, "are clearly bigger."
Final Fantasy XIV, K, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/19/2020, Fordola rL., Arenvald L.
a compass north and south [Set post-MSQ 5.0, spoilers through Stormblood, references to Tales from the Storm. A Fordola and Arenvald short.] The name of the ship that had been chosen to carry them to Aleport was the Flying Pig: a vessel that fit its moniker perfectly, for it wallowed in the ocean like a feeding hog, merrily rooting in the muck.
Final Fantasy XIV, K, English, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 10/14/2020, Fordola rL., Arenvald L.