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Chief of the Bureau of the Architect
Male ♂
Elpis (26.7,36.9)
Voiced by (JP)
Soichiro Hoshi
Voiced by (EN)
Toby Regbo
Voiced by (FR)
Aurĺien Raynal
Voiced by (DE)
Sebastian Fuchs

Hythlodaeus is an Amaurotine found in Elpis.

Quests Started

Quest Type Level Quest Giver
Petalouda Hunt Main Scenario quest 86 Hythlodaeus
In Search of Hermes Main Scenario quest 86 Hythlodaeus
Travelers at the Crossroads Main Scenario quest 87 Hythlodaeus
Hunger in the Garden Main Scenario quest 87 Hythlodaeus
Follow, Wander, Stumble, Listen Main Scenario quest 87 Hythlodaeus
Caging the Messenger Main Scenario quest 87 Hythlodaeus

Quests Involved In

Quest Type Level Quest Giver



"Yet in spite of my perception, I play the same role as all the rest—a bit part, meant to bring color and noise to this well-crafted stage."

An apparition conjured by Emet-Selch when the city of Amaurot was recreated in the Tempest. In another age, Hythlodaeus knew the Ascian as a friend, and though this specter was but a pale imitation, his sense of self was such that he understood the whole of Amaurot—himself included—was born of another's consciousness. As such, it was not clear if he acted of his own volition, or if he was motivated by the unspoken desires of Emet-Selch himself. In any case, when the shade crossed paths with the Warrior of Darkness in the depths, he understood the part he was meant to play.

— Encyclopaedia Eorzea Volume III, p. 168


"Mankind is the life of Etheirys. Each of us a drop of blood flowing through its veins, bearing sustenance."

As chief of the Bureau of the Architect, Hythlodaeus oversaw the evaluation of new concepts, be they practical or fantastical. Like his longtime friend Emet-Selch, he was gifted with a higher sensitivity to aether than most, and while he often claimed to be a middling wielder of magicks, his preternatural talents empowered him to effortlessly bend aether to his will, allowing him to express concepts and perform his duties with great efficiency.

Though he was burdened by obligations more often than not, he was happiest in the company of his two dearest friends, Emet-Selch and Azem. When the Final Days came to the ancient world, Hythlodaeus sacrificed himself to facilitate the summoning of Zodiark. With the eldest of primals having finally been destroyed, however, one can safely assume the ancient's soul found peace in the aetherial sea, where his closest companions awaited him.

— Encyclopaedia Eorzea Volume III, p. 183


Hythlodaeus means dispenser of nonsense in Greek, and is the last name of a character from Sir Thomas More's Utopia.[1]