When the way forward is hidden even from the mind's eye, look not to the invocation, but within yourself. These were the words of the crystal's original bearer - Hydaelyn, to Warrior of Light


When the Warrior of Light arrived on the moon, they were assaulted by the wandering souls of the ancients who had been sacrificed to Zodiark. The soul of Hythlodaeus—the real one, not a recreation as in Emet-Selch's false Amaurot—recognized them as Azem's reincarnation and kept the rest of the ancients at bay. When Zodiark was freed from His prison under Fandaniel's control, the Warrior once again used Azem's crystal to call on their power to summon friends to their side.

When the Warrior of Light later used the Crystal Tower to travel back in time to the era of Amaurot of the intact world, they encountered Emet-Selch and Hythlodaeus at Elpis. Both Amaurotines recognized the Warrior's soul was the same color as Azem's, and so assumed that the Warrior was Azem's familiar. Venat, however, immediately recognized them for what they were.

After the Warrior of Light and Scions of the Seventh Dawn cleared Hydaelyn's final trial in the aetherial sea, She imbued Azem's crystal with Her light. At the edge of creation, Ultima Thule, when faced with Meteion who would destroy all life, the Warrior used Azem's crystal once again to summon not only the Scions, but the spirits of Hythlodaeus and Emet-Selch as well. As they bid farewell after their work was done, Emet-Selch entrusted the Warrior of Light with Azem's duty to wander the world and see its myriad civilizations.

Azem's Appearance

In Amaurot's Convocation of Fourteen, the position of Azem was given to one who would best travel the world and counsel the people.

Azem shares the appearance of most ancients of Amaurot; taller than any of the races in the current world and wearing a black robe to hide their more distinguishing features. When Emet-Selch glimpses Azem in the Warrior of Light, he sees them without their mask, but the face appears blank to the player. Elidibus later also perceives the Warrior as Azem, and in this vision they are wearing a black mask. The thirteen other members of the Convocation appear in an Echo vision of Elidibus's inauguration as Emissary, and one member wears what appears to be a black mask, distinct from the red ones worn by their fellows. This black-masked individual is believed to be Azem.

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Azem's Personality

As Azem, they were tasked with traveling the world, becoming intimate with its cultures and people, and identifying the potential threats to the star to eliminate them. As the seats on the Convocation were given to those best suited for the roles they represent, this implies that Azem had an adventurous spirit, an open mind, cared for others to an unusual degree, and was gifted in combat. They preferred to solve the problems they encountered by their own hand, rather than referring it to their colleagues in the Convocation, and more often than not gathered friends and allies from the local area to assist them.

They appeared to be headstrong and playful, rejecting the Convocation's usual practice of observing events with detached interest—even tragedies—and instead attempting to stop them to preserve, for example, especially tasty fruit. Their perspective was unique and a breath of fresh air, though also frustrating to their comrades. This personality appears to be reinforced by the star's common citizens, who immediately pass off strange occurrences if they learn Azem was likely involved.

Behind the scenes

The crystals used by the unsundered ancients to raise the shards of their fellows bear the constellations associated with their counterparts in Final Fantasy XII. Azem's crystal, uniquely, doesn't have an associated constellation, rather using the alchemical symbol for the sun, marking their status as a wanderer due to the old belief of the sun traveling between constellations.

Urianger Augurelt speculates that Azem was one of the sources of the myths behind both Azeyma and the Dawn Father Azim due to the similar names and association with the sun.

Depending on the player character's gender, Azem is referred as a male with male player characters and as a female with female player characters.


Azem is a character from Final Fantasy XIV. The forgotten Fourteenth seat of Amaurot's Convocation of Fourteen before the sundering of Etheirys, they were associated with the sun. They were an adventurer in spirit, yearning to explore the world to discover its wonders and help its denizens. "Azem" is a title rather than a given name, a position otherwise known as the Traveler and tasked with exploring the larger world of Etheirys and becoming intimate with its myriad peoples and cultures.

History: Before Final Fantasy XIV

Prior to their induction into the Convocation of Fourteen, the seat of "Azem" was held by Venat, who, unlike many other Amaurotines, did not return to the aetherial sea after completing her duties and retiring from her position. The next Azem was Venat's friend and protégé, and noted as being "half [her] age" when they first sparred together. This Azem was also friend to Hades, holder of the seat of "Emet-Selch", as well as Hythlodaeus. As a person of action, Azem would solve problems they encountered without seeking the counsel, or approval, of the other Convocation members. This made them somewhat of a headache to their colleagues.

In one such incident, Azem defied the Convocation's wishes to stop the explosion of a volcano on a tiny island. The Convocation intended to merely watch and acknowledge the event, but Azem intended to harness "Ifrita", a fire spirit concept of Lahabrea's creation, to transform the volcano's aetheric fire safely into the spirit and destroy it elsewhere. Though the reason they gave for doing this to an impressionable Elidibus was the particularly delicious grapes on the island that would be lost otherwise, it is implied that Azem simply wanted to save the livelihoods of those who called the island home. Emet-Selch, evaluating the situation, realized that obtaining the concept for Ifrita likely meant Hythlodaeus had assisted Azem.

Azem was opposed to the Convocation's plan to sacrifice Elidibus and half of their surviving population to bring forth Zodiark to avert the Final Days, a calamity that heralded the end of their world. Azem vacated their position, an act their former allies construed as defection. Azem subsequently declined the invitation to join Hydaelyn's summoning, a primal Venat's group was to call forth to bind Zodiark. Like the majority of the world, Azem's soul and very being were split into fourteen by the sundering, the result of Hydaelyn and Zodiark's battle. As a defector to the cause, the Convocation considered Azem unworthy of having their memories preserved in the constellation crystals the unsundered had created. Emet-Selch, however, acted behind the backs of his brethren to create Azem's crystal and imbue it with his friend's signature incantation, the ability to summon allies from far afield.

As the Ascians brought about Rejoinings in an attempt to restore the now splintered world to its former form, the disparate fragments of Azem's soul present within the rejoined shards would merge with the fragment found on the Source. This greater part of their soul would eventually be reincarnated as the Warrior of Light, while the First's fragment would become Ardbert.

History: Shadowbringers

While within a false Amaurot that Emet-Selch had recreated at the bottom of the ocean, the Warrior of Light and Ardbert encountered a recreation of Hythlodaeus. He revealed to them that before the sundering they had been one person, and referred to the Warrior of Light as his "new old friend". During the Warrior of Light's final battle with Emet-Selch, Ardbert gave his power to the Warrior and their souls rejoined, Emet-Selch briefly glimpsing Azem standing in the Warrior's place.

After fighting Elidibus in Amaurot, the Warrior of Light encountered Hythlodaeus again. He gave the Warrior of Light an orange crystal that Emet-Selch had created long ago, which held Azem's memories. During the Warrior of Light's final battle with Elidibus atop the Crystal Tower, they used the crystal to learn Azem's name and to access Azem's ability to summon their friends to their side, including the spirit of the departed Emet-Selch.

Following the Warrior of Light's return to the Source, Azem's crystal appeared before them within the Crystal Tower. The Warrior of Light held onto it.

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