"Come what may, we Scions will never give up the fight."
— In-game description
Minfilia is a Female Hyur Quest NPC introduced in patch 2.0. The Antecedent of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, Minfilia (birth-name Ascilia) is a Highlander woman of twenty-seven years. Her father was a Garlean spy whose true loyalties lay with the Ala Mhigan Resistance. However, he perished shortly after their arrival in Ul'dah, gored by a beast that broke free of its fetters during a parade. Minfilia would have been alone in the world but for the kindness of the songstress F'lhaminn, who took her in. Even now, the smell of her adoptive mother's home-cooked meal brings a smile to Minfilia's face. Around her seventeenth nameday, Minfilia first experienced her uncanny talent to see the past through others' eyes. The following year, she was introduced to Louisoix Leveilleur by her long-time companion, Thancred, and learned that her ability had a name—the Echo. Thereafter, she exchanged many letters with the Archon, working to find people with abilities similar to hers. Thus, she established the Path of the Twelve—an organization which offered sanctuary to those who exhibited traces of the Echo while exploring how best to put their talents to use for the good of the realm. Minfilia is described as a woman whose gentle eyes and caring demeanor conceal a steely determination. Amidst the chaos that reigns in the wake of the Calamity, Minfilia seeks to find a hero who will help usher in an era of enduring peace. She is said to harbor a keen interest in preternatural phenomena. Minfilia is also something of a Miner, and her favorite possession is a small piece of cat's-eye she unearthed as a child. Mythril Knife is a weapon that Thancred made a present for Minfilia upon her eighteenth nameday, that she might have something with which to defend herself should such a situation arise. Of Near Eastern design, its blade curves smoothly, and the hilt features a beautiful silver inlay courtesy of the Goldsmiths' Guild.