I’ve seen Ivalice demise through my eyes. I knew of it’s collapse the day her people hung me. There is no redemption for the greed and hatred that filled their eyes.
Blood that needed to be spilled across her land. The age of an Era now but dreams of history. The Gods have fallen and the humes reign supreme. Yet here now they slaughter one another for the glory of the crown. Pulled by the strings of the Church, t’was their inner demons that drove them to insanity.
With the promise of an angel of blood, they took up their swords. A second life and a new purpose.
War orchestrated by their hands. Ivalice at war with itself once again. Ordallia long had a war of Empires that devastated the land. If they were to see what she is now, the sadness in their eyes would be overwhelming.
Ivalice can meet no future unless death is to follow.
To bring back the dead is truly sin in itself. I wished for my rest and yet here I am with the innocence of this land.
I can only pray that one day she will see the light that will guide her to harmony. Lest there be a day when no other shall die by the hand of man. Let there be the day when Ivalice can truly walk into the paradise I foresaw.
Over time, the Espers’ power waned, although none are entirely sure why. The Espers went from having their own physical forms to relying on humes to achieve their ends. At some point, the Espers even became imprisoned in their own Zodiac Stones. That forced them to possess humans if they were to return to their own bodies.
The idea of summoning Espers through stones appears in some of the earlier chronological Ivalice games, but the first real mention of the Zodiac Stones in the timeline are related to Saint Ajora Glabados.
Long before Final Fantasy XII, the gods who created the world also created the beings known as the Espers, also known as the Lucavi. These thirteen legendary beings have a connection with the Western zodiac, each with a relation to a certain astrological sign.
- Aries - Belias
- Taurus - Chaos / Duma
- Gemini - Zalera
- Cancer - Zeromus / Zebbeb
- Leo - Hashmal
- Virgo - Ultima
- Libra - Exodus / Sel
- Scorpio - Cúchulainn
- Sagittarius - Shemhazai / Rophochehe
- Capricorn - Adrammelech
- Aquarius - Famfrit / Cheraub
- Pisces - Mateus / Leviathan
- Serpentarius - Zodiark
The world of Ivalice was first developed during the creation of Yasumi Matsuno’s Final Fantasy Tactics, released in 1997. Since then, various other Ivalice titles have since emerged, almost all of them taking place in different locations.
((ALL IVE BEEN DRAWING IS PAST!AJORA AHHHH
I hope I get an M!A to turn him back to his old self |: ))
HAH! That is unless we are the ones who have been pushing them.