Bahamut

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Bahamut

Bahamut concept.jpg

Title
The Dreadwyrm
Gender
Male ♂
Race
Dragon (Primal)


Organization
The First Brood
Relatives
Tiamat (mate)
Patch
2.0

Bahamut is a Dragon.

Main article: The Coils of Bahamut

Lore

Held in duress for aeons within the lesser moon, Dalamud, the elder primal Bahamut broke free of his captivity when the celestial body was wrested from the heavens to descend upon the Battle of Carteneau. Once freed, the terrible being wrought fiery destruction across the length and breadth of Eorzea, his devastating rampage marking the beginning of the Seventh Umbral Era. In the midst of the chaos, however, Bahamut was enveloped in a blinding white light and abruptly disappeared from the skies. None claim to have seen the primal in the five years since.[1]

History

Millenia ago, during the Third Astral Era, the Allagan Empire attacked the home of the Dragons, Meracydia in an attempt to expand their territory. They used their twisted Chimeras to defeat the elder wyrm and attack the land. However, using the power of summoning, Tiamat brought Bahamut back to life, however what returned from death was but an angry shade of the former wyrm. Bahamut was able to hold off the Allagans and push them back to the shores of Meracydia, but eventually succumbed to numbers. Instead of killing him again, however, the Allagans took him and used his body as a power source, fueling their weapons and war machina.

Once the war was over, the Allagan emperor, Xande, twisted and corrupted, wished to use Bahamut as a satellite to gather fire-aspected energy from the sun. And so, Bahamut was trapped in a large metal sphere and sent into orbit, where he was used to siphon incredible amounts of energy to the Crystal Tower. But that energy caused the collapse of the Tower, the Allagan Empire as a whole, and caused the Calamity of Earth. After the fall of the Empire, Bahamut was left to circle the star, growing more and more enraged and seeking revenge.

When the Garlean Empire attempted to pull the great satellite out of the sky, Bahamut was able to break free, causing yet another great Calamity. However, Louisoix was seemingly able to trap the elder wyrm once again.

Story

As it turns out, the wyrm was not sealed away, but trapped under the earth of Carteneau, where his body fell after Louisoix managed to attack and shatter his body. It turns out the land was only able to begin healing after Louisoix relinquished the power of the Phoenix to restore the Aether to the land. The assault on Bahamut weakened Louisoix and ended up enthralling him to the wyrm.

Under the earth, Allagan technology was slowly rebuilding Bahamut, while the Ragnarok excavated deeper and deeper to find the pieces of the wyrm to rebuild its body completely. The Warrior of Light and the twins Alphinaud and Alisaie found Louisoix guarding the half-formed body of Bahamut, and he attacked them in the form of the primal Phoenix. After a climactic battle, Louisoix was able to return to his senses, express his undying love for his grandchildren, and bless them with the power of the Phoenix, hoping they would someday be able to call upon its power, then faded.

Upon finally reaching the lowest command deck, the twins were able to send the Warrior of Light's essence directly into Bahamut's heart, where they were able to finally slay the wyrm and lay him and the other enslaved Meracydians to rest after millenia of suffering.