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The second of the four nations, the Elvaan San d'Oria rose in to power after the magic techniques that the taruataru of Windurst tried to keep secret spread out to other races. Combined with the Elvaan's superior physical capabilities and better uses of stone and iron, San d'Oria reigned as the dominant military power in the Quon continent for centuries in what has been known as The Age of Power

Power in San d'Oria resides in the crown which has been passed through the d'Oraguille family since the nations birth. They are supported by the church and the military, which includes The Temple Knights, who are primarily involved with civil order and The Royal Knights, who make up the backbone of San d'Oria's military.

As The Age of Power came to an end and The Age of Men took its place, San d'Oria entered an age of decline.Between The Republic of Bastok declaring its independence through a long war and countless civil wars within San d'Oria itself, both its military prowess and it's living standards for its own citizens are not what they used to be. Whats more, The Crystal War saw the destruction of San d'Oria's sister state, The Marquisate of Tavnazia. The war also saw San d'Oria join forces with its long time rival Bastok, as well as Windurst and Jueno, to form The Alliance, which continues on today

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House d'Oraguille

    King Destin R d'Oraguille 
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The King of San d'Oria. San d'Oria's loss of power and stature over the years weighs heavily on his mind, and his inability to choose an heir as been a cause for great concern among the kingdom.

  • The Chains of Commanding: As said above, he is weighed down by San d'Orias decline over the years, especially since The Cystal War.
  • The Fettered: He is easily one of the most worried of the Alliances leaders.
  • Fatal Flaw: One that's inherent to all his people - pride. He gets over it by the end, where he claims to he can't let Elvaan pride get in the way of San d'Oria's future.
  • Out of Focus: He is the only one of the four leaders of The Alliance not to appear in Wings of the Goddess at all.
  • Sketchy Successor: His biggest problem in the San d'Oria plotline. While both Trion and Piege have their hearts in the right places, neither of them are fit to take the throne at the moment.
  • Take a Third Option: He decides not to choose between Trion or Piege, and if neither of him are worthy enough when he steps down, he is more than happy to look elsewhere.
  • Unexpected Successor: Altough this doesn't happen, he mentions at the end of the story that he is willing to look to someone outside of his family if he needs to.
    • Rhapsodies of Vana'diel reveals that he eventually chooses Trion to be his successor, making this a subverted trope.

    King Ranperre R d'Oraguille 
King Destin's grandfather, also known as The Dragon King. He came to the throne at a time where San d'Oria was caught in the midst of a bloody civil war. Over his fifty year reign, he reunited the kingdom and wiped out the black dragons that had been plaguing the kingdom.
  • Badass Moustache: He is the greatest king in San d'Oria's history, and boy does he have a moustache.
  • The Beastmaster: His tomb is protected by a black dragon that he was able to tame.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: With Vrtra, the dragon the know guards his tomb.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: One of the keys to his success was his ability to wield Lightbringer, the same weapon that Rochefogne accidentally blew up Tavnazia with.
  • Guardian Entity: Becomes this to Lightbirnger at the end of the San d'Oria story.
  • The Good King: He led San d'Oria through several major turmoils, including a civil war and an assault of dragons.
  • Posthumous Character: He has been dead for decades at the start of the game.

    Prince Trion I d'Oraguille 
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The current Prince Royal of San d'Oria and leader of the Royal Knights. He is an impulsive leader who is slow to plan and quick to move to action, much to the frustration of his father.

  • The Good King: The very end of Rhapsodies of Vana'diel shows Trion taking up the role of King, with his brother and his sister by his side.
  • Hot-Blooded: His personal motto could be "fight now, ask questions later."
  • Indy Ploy: He's particularly fond of these. Most blatantly in Treasures where he goes under cover in a foreign nation without telling anyone about it.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: The most straight forward examples in the game.
  • Odd Friendship: For all how willing he is to go to war against beastmen, it's a bit odd that he would start a friendship with the Yagudo Ninja, Gessho.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He wears a gold version of his armor and just that. He makes absolutely no effort to hide his face in public, to the point of no one believing he really is the prince of San d'Oria because there's no way the prince of San d'Oria would use that godawful disguise.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He embodies the Elvaan's readiness for war more than almost any other Elvaan.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Much to the dismay of his family.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Trion and his younger brother Pieuje are often at odds with each other. The militant Trion always thinks with his sword, while the diplomatic Pieuje thinks that his brother is an idiot. Their rivalry is quite bitter as well; people of San d'Oria and their sister are actually wondering why they aren't killing each other yet.
  • Warrior Prince: In contrast to Pieuje's wise prince.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Lady Curilla.
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    Prince Pieuje I d'Oraguille 
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The Prince Regent of San d'Oriam and youngest son of King Destin. Pieuje is almost the exact opposite of his brother, preferring study and patience over Trions hot blooded personality.

    Princess Claidie I d'Oraguille 
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The youngest child of King Destin, and his only daughter. She often finds herself caught in the middle of her brothers arguments, which annoys her to no end.
  • Decoy Damsel: She pulls this off later in the San d'Oria story in order to help Rochefogneet his hands on Lightbringer.
  • Chekhov's Hobby: She is established as tending to her mothers grave and the garden surrounding it. Claidie later uses dreamrose pollen to neutralize Lightbringer.
  • The Heart: Her main role in the royal family.
  • Men Use Violence, Women Use Communication: This is the big difference between how she deals with Rochefogne and how her brothers deal with him.
  • Rebellious Princess: When she goes adventuring.
  • Sdrawkcab Alias: Goes adventuring as Eidialc.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her dress.
  • Women Are Wiser: Despite being the youngest member of her family, she's the only one that takes the time to listen and understand Rochefogne's concerns. This ends up saving San d'Oria from Lightbringer.

The Young Griffons

A unit of young Elvaan formed during the Crystal War. While they are too young to serve on the front lines, they do what they can to support the San d'Oria military effort, including sneaking out of the city to engage in with Orcish units

    Excenmille 
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The leader of the Young Griffons, and son of Alphonimile, Captain of the Knights of the Cardinal Stags. In the modern day he acts as the San d'Orian director of Ballista, a friendly competitions between the three nations
  • Arch-Enemy: He has one with Zogbog. Although he doesn't know why Zogbog hates him at first, Zogbog's actions, including Machegue's death, led them to eventually become this to each other.
  • Ascended Extra: In the modern day he just acts as a battle system NPC, where as he is the main character in the Wings of the Goddess San d'Orian story line.
  • Badass Adorable. He drop kicks a full grown Elvaan before teaming up with Rahal to take down four orcs. And that's just the beginning of the story.
  • Break the Cutie: He goes through a lot during the events of The Crystal War.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: He takes over command of The Cardinal Stags after his father dies
  • Cycle of Revenge: He is caught in one of these with Zogbog. Zogbogs actions inspires him to lead the Cardinal Stags to the orcish homeland, where Zogbogs family is killed off in a raiding party, leading Zogbog to go back in time and wage war on Excenmille.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: The past story is this for him.
  • Jumped at the Call: Excenmille doesn't need any encouragement to get involved with the San d'Orian war effort
  • The Leader: Of The Young Griffons.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: While Rahal is trying to figure out how to rescue Altennia from a small unit of Orcs, Excenmille just charges in and gives a drop kick to the first face he can find. This is a sign of his character growth. By the time his father is killed later on, he has learned the importance of putting your emotions aside and laying out an efficient strategy.
  • Life Saving Misfortune: His friend, Machegue's death and last words delay The Cardinal Stags trip to Tavnazia, which saves them from the explosion in Tavnazia.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He is said to be a lot like both his mother and his father through out the story line. He even confuses his adult version of himself with his father when he travels to the present.
  • Missing Mom: His mother was killed in a siege by orcs, which is what motivates him for most of the story.
  • My Greatest Failure: He failed to protect his mother during an orcish raid, which motivates him for most of the plot.
  • Odd Friendship: He befriends the Klythios the Gigas early in the story. This comes in handy later on in where Excenmille calls on Klythios to save Altennia from Zogbog.

    Rahal 
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Commander of the Royal Knights and accomplished dragon slayer. He plays a key role in the Dragoon story
  • Ascended Extra: He has a lot bigger role in San d'Oria's past story line than he does in the original.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite being just a kid during The Crystal War, he is more than holding his own against multiple orcs.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: As with with Excenmille, The Wings of The Goddess story is this for him.
  • The Lancer: As the head of The Royal Knights, he is this to Trion.
    • He was also this in the Young Griffons, with Excenmille as the leader.
  • Loophole Abuse: After Excenmille disbands The Young Griffons, Rahal starts up The Swiftwing Griffons.
  • My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for not killing the dragon that would eventually posses his childhood friend, Cyranuce.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He accidentally ruins The Adventurers and Vailanice's plan by alerting an Orcish unit to their presence.
  • True Companions: With Excenmille.

    Bistillot 
A member of The Young Griffons who is always found in a captured orcish war machine. She is actually a young girl named Bostillette, who goes by a boys name to help strengthen her up
  • Child Prodigy: Despite being only a child, Bistillot is able to fix a broken orcish war machine. Twice.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Bistillot is able to fix war machines, despite being a child.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite everything, Bistillot has a terrible sense of direction.
  • Ill Girl: It is revealed during the end The Young Griffons story that Bistillot used to be this.
  • No Sense of Direction: Bistillot's sense of direction is absolutely terrible.
  • Samus Is a Girl: One of the big reveals of the latter part of the story.
  • The Smart Guy: Among The Young Griffons.
  • Stable Time Loop: The modern day version of Bistillette gives The Adventurer a diary to give to her past version of herself, containing a warning about Excenmille traveling through from the past into the present

    Cyranuce 
Another member of The Young Griffons, who joined with his brother. He would later go on to become a dragoon and claim the power of a dragon, motivated by the loss of his brother
  • Dying as Yourself: The dragon looses its grip on him during his final moments.
  • Embarrassing Nickname : He hates being called Cyra by his brother.
  • Faking the Dead He does this in the Dragoon storyline by killing another prisoner and making said prisoner look like him.
  • Scaled Up: He transforms into a dragon part way through his present day story.
  • Start of Darkness: The past story line for San d'Oria turns out to be this for him. The loss of his brother during the Wings of the Goddess story is what drove him to try and claim the power of a dragon, which in turn drove him into villainy.
  • Starter Villain: He is this to the dragoon story line.
  • Tragic Dream: Becoming a dragoon is this to him, seeing as it leads him to fall under a black dragons influence.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He starts of the Dragoon storyline arrested by Rahal. As he is dying and freed from the dragons hold on him, he once again acts like a friend to Rahal.

    Machegue 
Cyranuce's brother and fellow Young Griffon.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: He accidentally stumbles upon Zogbog changing plans about what routes to take to Tavnazia. He is able to relay this information on to The Cardinal Stags, but it cost him his life
  • Almost Dead Guy: He manages to pass on important information to Excenmille just before he dies.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: While it's not confirmed if he is the younger brother, he very much acts likes this.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He dies knowing that he fulfilled his duty.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted
  • Sacrificial Lion He is the second major character to die in The Young Griffons storyline, and his death marks the first time the Griffons have to face the death of one of their own.
  • So Proud of You: Cyranuce says he is worthy of being a knight after he dies passing on important information about Zogbogs scheme.
  • Weapon Tombstone: Cyranuce gives him one via his sword

The San d'Oria Military

Current Day Members

    Curilla V Mecru 
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Even the mightiest birds give their all when hunting the smallest of prey

The current leader of the Temple Knights and a childhood friend of Prince Trion

  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Unfortunately, she doesn't believe that.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father is already dead, but finding out more about it is the focus of the quest chain of obtaining the Red Mage artifact armor.
  • Failure Knight: Has severe self-confidence issues and sees herself as one of these, despite never doing anything to justify it and being widely beloved.
  • Master Swordsman: Officially the best in Vana'diel.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: She covers a scar with these.
  • Scars Are Forever: Her scar is from a sparring match with Trion that happened years ago.

    Exoroche 
A captain in the Royal Knights who dreamed of joining since he was a boy.
  • 24-Hour Armor: While most armored characters in the game never take their armor off, Exoroche is unique that its actually noted on by his son.
  • Honor Before Reason: He gives up the paladin artifact armor that Trion reward to him
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: Despite his harsh attitude, he really does care for his son.
  • Like Father, Like Son: As a boy he was very much like his son turned out to be in the present in that they both want to practice their hobby but are afraid to bring it up with their fathers. As an adult he is very much like his father, doing whatever they can do for their son while not being in-tune with their sons emotional needs.
  • Papa Wolf: If you value your life, don't threaten his son.
  • Parents as People: While on one hand he can be overly harsh towards his son, he still genuinely cares for him and does what he can for him. In Wings of the Goddess, he has his own moment when he realizes that his father, while also emotionally distance, still did everything he did for his family.

    Louverance N Mistalle 
A member of the Royal Knights, and grandson of Francmage. His goal is to restore the honour and the land that once belonged to his family but was lost after his grandfather was murdered and his father was caught in an illegal duel. His path eventually leads him to Tavnazia, where he joins with Prishe and Ulmia to prevent Promathia's rebirth. Except not. The Louverance that joins Prishe's team is actually Atarefaunet disguised as Louverance

For the Louverance seen in most of Chains of Promathisa, see Final Fantasy Xi Marquiate of Tavnazia-Atarefaunet

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience : The real Louverance wears a purple mask, where as Atarefaunet disguised as Louveranc wears a red mask
  • Family Honour: He is all about rebuilding his family honour after it was lost by his grandfather's murder and his father getting into an illegal duel
  • Hot-Blooded: This is what makes him an easy target for Atarefaunet
  • Tragic Keepsake: His fathers dagger. He cherishes so much that when he drops it in the Uleguerand Range and it freezes over he constantly returns to the range specifically defrost it.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Atarefaunet plays him at the end of the story, where he uses Louverance to fake his own death again

Crystal War Members

    Sir Ragelise B Baloumat 
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A hero from The Crystal War and Captain of The Iron Crest Hawks. He is famous for his defense of La Vaule, before being killed in the battle of Xarcabard. Due to Lady Lilith's and Lilisette's time traveling schemes, history is rewritten to the point where he survives the war and marries his partner, Portia
  • Battle Couple: With Portia
  • Disappeared Dad: He dies during The Crystal War before Lilisette was born. This is changed after Lady Lilith and Lilsette change history
  • Expy: of Laguna Loire. Both are friendly soldiers of a past war who frequent war time performers, both fall in love with a woman who nurses them back to health and both are fathers to the main protagonist that are absent in their child's upbringing
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: He falls for Portia while she is healing him back to health
  • Love Makes You Evil: Lady Lilith uses his love for Portia to get him to pledge himself to Odin
  • Mark of the Beast: After he pledges himself to Odin
  • Secretly Dying: He tries to hide the fact that Haudrale's attack is still killing him, even after he has been nursed back to health. This is part of Lady Lilith's plan
  • The Strategist: As well as being a capable soldier, he comes up with some of the most important strategies for the Alliance during The Crystal War

    Altennia Borel 
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A young squire during The Crystal War. She is the only adult The Young Griffons allow in their meetings.

Historic Members

    Erpalacion 
One of the General of the Royal Knights during the reign of King Ranperre, and one of the king's closest friends. He played a vital part in the Ranperee's victories, including fighting back against the corrupted dragons the plagued the kingdom. He suddenly disappeared during an overseas exhibition, and became historically known as "The Last Dragoon."
  • The Aloner: He went into isolation in order to try and cure his dragon of the cursed crest that signifies the a dragon turning on San d'Oria and their master. By the time the crest is removed, Erpalacion was too old to return to San d'Oria.
  • Back from the Dead: The goal of the main villain of the dragoon quest is trying to bring him back to get vengeance against The Royal Knights.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The dragoon quest climax involves a necromancer bringing him back to dead, only for Erpalacion to explain the truth of his disappearance, compliment the players dragon and go back to the after life.
  • Dragon Knight: As a dragoon.
  • Dragon Slayer: One of his main duties to wiping out the dragons that threatened San d'Oria.
  • Improbable Age: He was they youngest person ever to hold the position of General of the Royal Knights.
  • The Lancer: To Ranperre.
  • Last of His Kind: Due to the dragons being wiped out, leading the down fall of the job during Ranperre's reign.
  • Long Dead Badass: He has died centuries ago.
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