This page covers the NPCs featured in the various Disciple of the Land questlines. For the Disciple of the Land classes themselves, see The Warrior of Light.
As the story has advanced beyond the point of hiding plot twists, there are unmarked spoilers below, you have been warned.
The guildmaster of the Miners' Guild. An Al Mhigan refugee, she rose her way up through the ranks and considers the Miners' Guild her family after it took her in following the death of her father.
- Amazonian Beauty: Adalberta sports an extremely defined muscle tone befitting that of a miner. She's also a gorgeous redhead with a large bust amplified by a low-cut vest.
- Benevolent Boss: In contrast to Deep Canyon, Adalberta cares deeply for each and every one of her workers, showing intense concern when they're going into risky areas, making sure they're equipped with the best knowledge and gear, and doing whatever she can to ensure their safety, profits be damned.
- Boobs of Steel: She's the guildmaster of one of the most physically taxing professions, with the bust to show for it.
- Deceptive Disciple: Deep Canyon believes her to be this, slandering him so that she would inherit the guild instead of him. However, this is far from the truth, quite the opposite in fact.
- Forgiveness: Her kind and compassionate nature allows her to forgive years of mistreatment from Deep Canyon out of her past respect for him. She goes so far as to send you out to collect darksteel ore in order to save Canyon's job once his misdeeds are brought to the higher ups.Adalberta: Above all else, I miss my friend and mentor. To get him back, I would forgive much and more.
- Happily Adopted: Her father made a living as a miner until he was killed in a mine collapse. The other members of the Miners' Guild subsequently took her in and became her family. While she was initially hesitant about becoming a miner because of how her father died, she decided to give back to the people who raised her, eventually becoming the guildmaster.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite her accomplishments and excellent leadership, she admits that she was surprised when she was chosen to become guildmaster.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She is an ideal leader and authority figure: welcoming, responsible, and passionate about her work and recruiting new members. She never asks you to do more than you can handle and is aghast when Deep Canyon has you go after mineral veins in extremely dangerous areas. Unfortunately, her hands are tied as his company owns the guild, though she's quick to offer you tips on where to go and what to look out for when mining. She also brushes off suggestions to kick Wide Gulley out of the guild for vying for her position as guildmaster, saying that it's only natural for miners to want to rise up on their own merits.
- Self-Made Woman: Not many Ala Mhigan refugees get to the kind of position she has in Ul'dah.
- Shipper on Deck: During Little Ladies Day 2019 when she and Mylla were out and about, she implicitly teased her friend about the possibility of seeing Aldis among her potential suitors.
- Sweet Tooth: Adalberta says she's "fond of the odd sweet or three".
- Women Are Wiser: Compared to Deep Canyon's scheming and Wide Gulley's machismo, Adalberta stands out as the most compassionate, reasonable, and responsible member of the guild. It's telling that she's beloved by all of her guild members, who fear that Wide Gulley will try to unseat her and wish she'd kick him out to protect herself. Even so, she knows that it's only natural for her workers to get competitive and try to rise through the ranks like she did.
- Workaholic: She discusses and invokes this, complaining that the Warrior of Light seems to do nothing but work, work, and more work, returning to the Miners' Guild after a trip to Ishgard only to ask for advice on where to find titanium ore. She then asks them to sit down with her and share some stories next time rather than being singlemindedly devoted to their craft.
The son of Deep Canyon and a star miner of the guild. He quickly starts a rivalry with the Warrior of Light as their accomplishments threaten to eclipse his own.
- Becoming the Boast: A variant, his father has been tampering with records to inflate his accomplishments, so rather than let such lies stand he does everything he can to achieve the feats his father made up on his behalf. This does not go well, forcing him to ask the Warrior of Light for help to keep up with all of his orders.
- Break the Haughty: His pride is shattered after losing to the player character three times and discovering that his father has been tampering with the record books to inflate his accomplishments to a point he can't keep up with. He compares himself to brass afterward: pretty to look at, but brittle underneath.
- Everyone Has Standards: He cannot condone his father tampering with the records to raise his standing to the point where he frantically tries to legitimize them. In fact, he is the one who turns him in.
- Generation Xerox: Seems to resent the Player Character as much as his father resents Adalberta. He comes around.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's prideful, smug and demeaning toward you, declaring that there's no way an upstart would be able to keep up with him as a miner. But following several servings of Humble Pie, he realizes how awful he's been as well as his father's tampering with the guild records. Gulley then files a complaint against him for an abuse of power because he can't stand the idea of endangering his fellow miners.
- The Rival: As one of the best miners in the guild, he takes note of the Warrior of Light's meteoric rise, challenging them to contests to prove who the better miner is despite how reckless and counterproductive it is.
The vice foreman of Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern, the company behind the Miners' Guild. Because of this, he commands as much authority as Adalberta through his control of the guilds' funding.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride. His love of mining and pride in his accomplishments is so severe that being passed over for the role of guildmaster turned him into The Resenter who undermines Adalberta at every turn despite being her closest friend and mentor in the past. He even tampers with guild records and sends miners out on assignments they aren't prepared for just to spite her, which illustrates why he was passed over in the first place.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His tampering of the guild records, out of misguided revenge towards Adalberta, is what nearly costs him his job.
- Leader Wannabe: Prior to the previous guildmaster's retirement, Canyon was favored to be the next guildmaster thanks to his expertise and experience. He's outraged when Adalberta was named the new guildmaster instead. His resentment leads him to damage her reputation and standing however he can as an act of revenge.
- The Mentor: Adalberta says that he taught her everything she knows about mining and that she never would have made it to where she is without him.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: He doesn't seem to care much for the other miners so long as they make him a profit. In one quest, he sends the Warrior of Light to obtain 10 onzes of high-grade cinnabar even though they're only a novice at this point. Later on, Adalberta reports that several miners were nearly killed after Deep Canyon sent them out on more jobs than they were ready for. All of this is a carefully calculated scheme to make Adalberta look as incompetent as possible to strengthen his son's chances of unseating her as an act of revenge. But once this is revealed to the company, it's his job that's on the chopping block until you and Adalberta intervene on his behalf.
- Poor Communication Kills: Believed that Adalberta spoke to the previous guildmaster to discredit him when in actuality she was speaking against herself inheriting the guild. Not once did he ask her about this out of his own misguided pride.
- The Resenter: Towards Adalberta, whom he believes conspired against him to inherit the guild for herself.
- Vicariously Ambitious: Deep Canyon wants Wide Gulley to inherit the guild after ruining Adalberta's reputation. Then the player's character comes along and starts outperforming him...
- We Used to Be Friends: He taught Adalberta everything she knows and she loves him as her closest friend. But an unspecified incident in the past drove a wedge between them, leading him to make her life as miserable as he can for reasons she can't fathom.
- A Father to His Men: He wants to help raise the standing for his group and give them all a better life, but he's careful to always keep everyone's safety in mind, even if they have to trek deep into hostile territory.
- Heroic BSoD: In the Level 60 quest, "The Hole Truth," he has one when Hatchling runs off against monsters, feeling like it's his dead brother all over again.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: The Warrior of Light can give him one of these during his Heroic BSoD, pulling him back together.
- My Greatest Failure: The loss of his reckless younger brother haunts him to this day. Hatchling's reckless impetuousness reminds Haimrich of him, and Haimirich is especially hard on Hatchling out of fear of losing him too.
- The Nicknamer: Assigns one to everyone under his command. Including you. Since you're the actual mining specialist of the group, he decides Professor is a suitable title.
- Rugged Scar: Several are visible on his face, likely the result of many years of mercenary work.
- Dark Secret: He was originally a member of the Illuminati, but left once their methods became fanatical and xenophobic.
- Only Sane Man: Often has to provide a middle ground solution when his colleagues disagree on how the Gobroller should be built. When one says the controls should be built for the average Eorzean, and the other believes they should be sized for Goblins, Stickqix offers up the suggestion to make the controls adjustable.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: He's learned to speak the common tongue fluently, though he lapses back into Goblin Buffy Speak when he gets agitated.
- Poor Communication Kills: Inverted. Him leaving without informing his colleagues of where he's going inspires them to finally stop infighting and finish the Gobroller. The reason the message didn't get through is cause the goblin he gave the message to was Brayflox Alltalks.
The Guildmaster of the Botanist's Guild. A gentle woman who abhors violence, she prioritizes respect for the Twelveswood above all.
- Actual Pacifist: Fufucha despises warfare. This causes her no end of turmoil as so many orders from her guild are supplies to be used in Gridania's continuous conflict with the Ixal.
- The Cameo: She makes an appearance in the Level 50 Leatherworker quest along with Beatin as a judge in the competition.
- Face Palm: She does this at Mujih's introduction in "Call from the Clouds."
- Green Thumb: Besides being the guildmaster of the Botanist's Guild, "Seeds of Hope" has her friend Yannie tell that she went around planting trees after the Calamity.
- 10-Minute Retirement: The Level 50 Botanist Quest, "Seeds of Hope," has her do this because she can't stand all the constant violence in the Gridanians' war against the Ixals and now with the Empire joining in the fray that she quits being the guildmaster. It takes the Warrior of Light bringing a builder in Coerthas some Spruce Logs to rebuild homes to show her efforts are not in vain.
A reporter for "The Raven," a newspaper in Gridania.
- Always Identical Twins: She has an identical sister, Lina, who's assigned to Kugane.
- Intrepid Reporter: She follows the Warrior of Light in their 50-60 Botanist chain.
- Nice Hat: She has one with a blue feather on it.
- Noodle Incident: How she managed to get into Ishgard, which is notoriously closed off to foreigners. All she says to the Warrior of Light about it is "if anyone asks, I'm your retainer."
The Botanist representative for Heavensward and a member of House Haillenarte who's trying to make Camp Cloudtop self-reliant.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: His efforts to feed the soldiers stationed at Camp Cloudtop are met with accusations of heresy from Ishgard's church members, all for cultivating a type of gysahl green deemed to not be native to Coerthas. Even then, the church's supposedly native greens actually came from the Near East, while the variety Bsayle is cultivating are native to Eorzea.
The leader of the Fisherman's guild.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Truly, you'd become weary watching for a window where one of his worldly weavings of wordplay wasn't like this.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He undoubtedly has the talent required of a Guildmaster, but is far too busy spending his days fishing and womanizing to bother with actually running the guild.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Level 50 Fishing quest shows that his telling Chuchuroon that the Mazlya marlin is quite the "monster" which ended up to getting a ban put on fishing until the Warrior of Light catches it.
- Obsessed with Food: The only thing he knows more about than fish is all the delicious ways that they can be prepared for dinner.
- Shipper on Deck: Heavensturn 2020 reveals he's this between Rhoswen and Carvallain.
- Big "WHAT?!": He lets one of these out in the Level 60 quest when Reyna tells him her brother plans to fill in the family fishing holes to spite him."Whaaaaaat!? That lowlife can order my friends to put poisoned arrows in my heart all he likes, but I'll never forgive him if he dares to damage my family's fishing holes!"
- Nice Hat: He has a hat with lures on it.
- Old Friend: He's friends with Wawalago.
- Really Royalty Reveal: The Level 58 Fisher quest reveals he's the missing eldest son of the Rougecarpe House.
- Who's Laughing Now?: He says this to Reyna in the Level 53 Fisher quest when the Warrior Light catches 3 HQ icepicks over her two.
- Big "WHAT?!": She lets one out in the Level 53 Fisher quest when the Warrior of Light beats her record of catching two HQ icepicks by catching three.
- Cool Shades: She wears a pair of shades over her face.
- The Rival: She becomes this to Ansaulme and the Warrior of Light in the Fisher storyline.
- Professional Killer: She moonlights as one of these, and uses the funds gained to fuel her fishing hobby. Ansaulme's brother tries to order a hit on him, but she refuses.
A Sahagin that Wawalago accidentally caught on a fishing trip. Upset that the population of "shooting stars of the sea" has been dwindling, he joins the Warrior of Light and Wawalago to investigate the cause.
- Commonality Connection: He and Wawalago started off antagonistic until they hit it off about fishing.
- Didn't Think This Through: Despite being a master spearfisher, Govv loses horribly when he challenges the Warrior of Light to a fishing contest in the Fringes. Not because the Warrior of Light is an amazing Fisher, but because Govv lives in the ocean and the subtle differences of fresh water drastically threw him off his game.
- Hypocritical Humor: While visiting the the Kojin village Tamamizu, Govv is quick to point out the ridiculousness of a talking turtle. The Kojin he's talking to is just as amused to have encountered a talking fish.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Govv wants the shooting stars to return not so that he can catch or eat them, but so he can watch and admire their beauty as they swim overhead.
The Crystalline Mean (Facets of Gathering & Fishing)
- Ambiguous Disorder: Shes a bit strange, and occasionally lapses into fits of ecstatic laughter for no apparent reason. Shes also less interested in doing her job than in the samiel, to the point that the Warrior of Darkness has to stop her from running off to Amh Araeng to chase rumours that the creature was seen there.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's spacey, wont to chasing after the Samiel rather than her work as the head of the Facet of Gathering, and prone to fits of spontaneous laughter. But she is exceptionally devoted to her research and has the respect of most of her fellow gatherers as the "Chief".
- Cloudcuckoolander: She's obsessed with the samiel and will drop everything to chase after it the minute word comes out about a potential sighting. Qeshi-Rae is so fixated that she'll even taste dried flakes of skin from it.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Her colleagues all dismissed her obsession with the samiel as there was no evidence at the time to support its existence, only for her and the WoL to find them Kholusiathem being a species of massive sauropods capable of turning themselves invisible, hence why no one had seen them before.
Frithrik is the head of the Facet of Fishing, a division in the Crystalline Mean in charge of providing a variety freshwater and saltwater fish for consumption. Although he came into the position almost by chance, he takes his role seriously and tries to increase the diversity of fish available to the Crystarium in hopes of providing vital nutrients needed to stave off illness. Unfortunately, his efforts are rebuffed by the other fishers, who see nothing wrong with maintaining the status quo. He acts as the Shadowbringers questgiver for Fishers.
- Face of a Thug: As a Ronso, Frithrik is powerfully built and cuts an imposing figure. In fact, Lobb is loathe to mention that the cysteosis patient that Frithrik is trying to treat is in fact Mervyl's daughter Hurielle on account of their apparent rivalry. Frithrik himself is aghast that anyone would think he would be so petty as to poison someone else's daughter. Later, Mervyl expects Frithrik to either argue with him or fight him after the former accuses him of using Hurielle as a guinea pig. Mervyl is floored when Frithrik instead begs Mervyl's help in catching more prospero eels to help other patients.
- Gone Horribly Right: He became the leader of the Facet of Fishing entirely by accident, as the position is given to whoever makes the most catches in a given season. Frithrik rediscovered some long-forgotten techniques for increasing fishing yields while perusing the Cabinet of Curiosity, which landed him the position after he used said techniques to his advantage. To his dismay, his new responsibilities prevent him from fishing as often as he likes. He also suffers scorn from the other fishers for his attempts to introduce new techniques and for proposing fishing expeditions into dangerous territory to acquire new varieties of fish for the Crystarium. It's not until the Warrior arrives and agrees to help him that his fortunes begin to change.
- Ignored Expert: When he's not fishing or managing the Facet of Fishing, Frithrik can usually be found with his nose in a book to learn about fishing techniques and the nutritional value of fish species consumed in the past. Unfortunately, his penchant for research and his constant attempts to launch fishing expeditions into dangerous areas earns him the scorn of the other fishers, who refuse to risk life and limb to look for varieties of fish that may not exist after the Flood.
- Nice Guy: Frithrik is an absolute sweetheart of a man who only wants the best for his fellow man at the Crystarium. Despite the constant scorn and derision he gets from the other fishers, he never stops trying to improve the lot of everyone around him.
- Turn the Other Cheek: Frithri continues to try to help others even though all of his co-workers seem intent on berating him at every turn. Mervyl, his sternest and most frequent critic, is stunned that Frithrik would try so hard to help Hurielle after all the insults he lobbed at him.Mervyl: You did all this for Hurielle, even after everything I said...
Frithrik: And we'll continue to do so, perhaps with you there to lend a hand.