- This article is about the primal on the Source. For the primal on the The First, see Leviathan (ShB).
|Leviathan's Barb||Crafting material||Basic||1|
|Veil of the Whorl||Spell||1|
|The Whorleater (Hard)||Unknown||50|
|The Whorleater (Extreme)||Unknown||50|
|The Whorleater (Unreal)||Unknown||80|
|Lord of the Whorl||50||Eynzahr Slafyrsyn|
|Whorl of a Time||50||Urianger|
|Fantastic Mr. Faux||80||Painfully Ishgardian Man|
Lord of all waters, revered by the ocean-dwelling Sahagin. Lurking in the lightless depths, Leviathan devours all that crosses his path. In ages past, seafaring folk believed that tidal waves were a sign of the great serpent's wrath, and they sought to appease him with living sacrifices. The Sahagin called on the Lord of the Whorl when their spawning grounds were destroyed by the Calamity, praying for Leviathan's floods to cleanse the lands of western La Noscea and create a new haven for their offspring.
In the legends passed down from Whorlfather to spawnling, THe world was a dry wasteland devoid of ocean or sea. The gods saw their people dying of thirst and entreated Leviathan to cover the world with water. The Lord of the Whorl answered, laboring to bring forth mighty floods. But even as the bellows of the lands were filled with water, so were the last drops of his essence drained away. When they beheld their dying savior and despaired at his fate. They sought to find a way to return his vitality to him, and found a way to do so by giving their own lives.
With his strength returned to him, Leviathan mourned the deaths of those who sacrificed themselves to him and performed a divine miracle. Those who were blessed underwent a transformation, growing legs and arms, and gained the gift of higher reason. Leviathan named these new life forms the Sahagin. These new peoples returned to the land and laid their eggs. Then, the Lord of the Whorl used his power to create a tidal wave that cleansed the land and the soil and made it pure for his peoples children. This was the birth of the Sahagan spawning grounds.
Once the lands were created and the people settled, Leviathan returned to the dark depths, and the Sahagin held him in eternal esteem, with yearly offerings of sacrifice as worship.
The Scions were petitioned by Admiral Merlwyb to investigate a missing shipment of crystals that was stolen in Thanalan. It turns out that the crystals were indeed stolen by the Serpent Reavers, suggesting that the Sahagin were planning to summon their primal to destroy the fleet and expand their territory to create new spawning grounds.
After fighting their way into the Sapsa Spawning Grounds, the Warrior of Light did their best to prevent the completion of the ritual, but were too late to prevent the summoning of Leviathan. The Lord of the Whorl quickly crushed the Crimson Fleet, forcing the Admiral to retreat to consider other options to stop the Primal.
After finding a way to utilize corrupted crystals strapped to a vessel to rob Leviathan of his ability to control water, the Warrior of Light took to the seas to do battle with the great Serpent, and after a fierce clash, managed to vanquish Leviathan, saving limsa Lominsa from complete destruction.