Deifacted nethicite was created by the Occuria in the form of the Sun Cryst. It has a large amount of magical energy stored within it. The Occuria chose to give Nethicite first to the Garif but they would not and could not use it to impact the world's events, so it was taken from them. King Raithwall was then selected. He was given the Sword of Kings that could cleave pieces from the Sun Cryst so that he could wield the power of Nethicite in his hands. He severed three pieces, the Dawn Shard, the Midlight Shard, and the Dusk Shard. Each of these pieces held so much power that it guaranteed his victory in battles and his legend.
The three pieces of Nethicite had great power (essentially the magical equivalent to a nuclear weapon), but could only be used once before needing to recharge slowly over hundreds of years. Judge Zecht accidentally used the Midlight shard destroying Nabudis in the process. Judge Ghis used the Dawn Shard and accidentally destroyed himself and the entire 8th fleet.
There are three pieces of Deifacted Nethicite in the game. Each piece is said to be able to reveal a true descendant of King Raithwall, the Dynast King:
The word Deifacted means literally "God-made".
Manufacted Nethicite was created by Dr. Cid under direction from the rogue Occuria Venat. The Nethicite was created in the Draklor Labs from Magicite taken from the Lhusu Mines, where Lord Larsa was searching for more information about it. Manufacted Nethicite absorbs magickal energy, and can stop or disrupt magick attacks directed at the wielder.
The power of Manufacted Nethicite is much more easily harnessed than Deifacted Nethicite. It can be charged with mist, used, and charged again, can be used to gather and concentrate large quantities of mist, to create Jagd resistant skystones, summon espers, and can even be implanted in a person's body in order to drastically increase their physical strength and magickal abilities. Judge Bergan, Dr. Cid, and Vayne Solidor are all known to have done this. Deifacted Nethicite on the other hand, can only be used once, and the release of its power cannot be controlled, causing a catastrophic explosion of mist, and takes centuries to recharge. However, its raw power and potential for destruction is far greater than Manufacted Nethicite.
There are 2 artifacts in the game that hold any power over Nethicite:
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