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"Seek you the Sun-cryst, slumb'ring star. In tower on distant shore it dreams. The mother of all Nethicite, the source of its unending power. The Dynast-King, his fallow shards, coarse trinkets cut from Sun-cryst’s light."
—Gerun of the Occuria

The Sun-Cryst (天陽の繭, tenyou no mayu, lit. Heaven's Cocoon) is a source of great power in the world of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. A gift from the gods, it is stored in a far away tower.


The Sun Cryst at Pharos
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Origin and Age of Raithwall

The Sun-Cryst was made by the gods of Ivalice, the Occuria, and is a large fragment of nethicite. The Occuria created it so that they could easily control mankind and their history, by giving shards of it to those they could trust. However, to make sure that no one could easily take its power, it was stored at the Ridorana Cataract, in a large tower. From the top of the tower, mist spills out the Cryst, which makes the tower look like a lighthouse, thus it's called the Pharos at Ridorana. When Ivalice fell into turmoil, the Occuria chose a man by the name of Raithwall. It was he to whom they gave a Treaty Blade, to cut shards off the Sun-Cryst. He travelled to the Pharos, and there he cut off 3 shards; the Dawn Shard, the Midlight Shard and the Dusk Shard. With these shards, he united Ivalice, and became King Raithwall, Ivalice's first Dynast King.


Final Fantasy XII

Seven centuries later, the Occuria chose Princess Ashe as their new Dynast King. They sent her to the Pharos, so that she may cut her own shards of nethicite, to use in destroying Archadia, the greatest threat to the Occuria's influence in Ivalice. However, realising that her people's strength came from their unity and not the nethicite, she decides to destroy the Sun-Cryst instead. Before she can, Dr Cid appears, and reuniting the 3 shards of Raithwall with the Cryst, he calls forth the mist from inside the Cryst, directing it to the Bahamut. After defeating Dr. Cid, Ashe and Vaan try to destroy the Cryst, even though the resulting explosion would kill them both. However, the Sky Pirate Reddas intervenes, and takes the Sword of Kings from Ashe. He strikes at the Cryst, destroying it in an explosion of mist, sacrificing himself in the process. However, the destruction of the Sun Cryst had a greater effect on the world as found out a year later.

This article uses material from the "Sun-Cryst" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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