Cid nan Garlond
"Technology should never be allowed to imprison people. That's a hard lesson I learned from watching Gaius...and my father."
A brilliant magitek engineer, Cid nan Garlond defected from his native Garlemald and came to Eorzea, where he founded the ironworks of his namesake. He now shares his knowledge with the people of his adoptive homeland, that they might defy the imperial menace he once served.
— In-game description
|The Best Inventions||39||Cid|
|Into the Eye of the Storm||41||Cid|
|Lady of the Vortex||44||Cid|
|Drowning Out the Voices||46||Cid|
|Every Little Thing She Does Is Magitek||46||Cid|
|Escape from Castrum Centri||46||Cid|
|Into the Deltascape||70||Cid|
|A Catastrophe Waiting||70||Cid|
|The Croak Queen||70||Cid|
|A Void at All Costs||70||Cid|
|No Slowing Down||70||Cid|
|An Unfinished Masterpiece||70||Cid|
|And Like Fire Was His Mane||70||Cid|
|In the End, There Is Omega||70||Cid|
Quests Involved In
|Better Late than Never||43||Hedyn|
|Doubt Truth to Be a Liar||44||Cailean|
|Getting Even with Garlemald||44||Glaumunt|
|Fool Me Twice||46||Glaumunt|
|The Ultimate Weapon||50||Raubahn|
|The World of Darkness||50||Rammbroes|
- See also: Marques
Cid was born the heir to Midas nan Garlond, chief imperial magitek engineer of the Garlean Empire. Following in his father's footsteps, the young pure-blooded Garlean studied magitek technology intently, and secured entry to the prestigious Magitek Academy. During his tenure there, he devised countless inventions, his rivalry with Nero tol Scaeva accelerating his overall development.However, all was not well at home. Buried in his own research, Midas grew increasingly distant from his son. Cid became a ward of Gaius van Baelsar, a friend of his father's, and when Midas perished suddenly during an experiment gone awry, Cid was named Primus Architectus Magiteci. Yet he could not agree with Garlemald's indescretionary use of warmachina, and fled to Eorzea rather than accept the assignment. Now aged thirty-four, he works to ensure freedom through technology.
Other Lore Mentions
- An official side-story on the Lodestone, Tales from the Storm: A Display of Ingenuity recounts the memories of a young Cid during "the winter of the Garlean Empire's thirty-third year," or roughly 1555 during the Sixth Astral Era.
- See also: Field Notes on Cid