Stormblood content


From Final Fantasy XIV Online Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Journal icon1.png



Male ♂
Spoken (Kojin)
The Ruby Sea (38.5,38.4)
Quest NPC
Voiced by (JP)
Yuichi Nakamura
Voiced by (EN)
Kristian Phillips
Voiced by (FR)
Thierry Kazazian
Voiced by (DE)
Nic Romm

Soroban is a Spoken found in The Ruby Sea. He was first introduced with the Stormblood expansion, becoming a critical ally for the Warrior of Light in their journey to the Far East. Soroban also serves a major role in the Four Lords quests, during which, he briefly becomes an enemy combatant.

Quests Started

Quest Type Level Quest Giver
Open Water Main Scenario quest 62 Soroban
To Bend with the Wind Main Scenario quest 62 Soroban
Of Kojin and Kami Main Scenario quest 62 Soroban
In Soroban We Trust Main Scenario quest 63 Soroban
An Auspicious Encounter Feature quest 70 Soroban

Quests Involved In

Quest Type Level Quest Giver
The Fifth Lord Feature quest 70 Seiryu
An Auspicious Opportunity Sidequest 90 Mehdjina
Tortoise in Time Feature quest 70 Bunchin


"How wide and beautiful she is, the Ruby Sea! Filled with promise and adventure and treasures—many untold treasures!"

A Blue Kojin merchant of thirty-two summers, Soroban gathered riches from the Ruby Sea to sell in Kugane's markets. His nascent soul[1] resided in an abacus before birth, giving rise to his Kojin name and the gift of a calculating mind--a quality which led him to risk saving an adventurer in need that he might forge ties with the East Aldenaard Trading Company. Once Soroban has formed a connection, however, his integrity demands that he render assistance when needed, regardless of the cost to himself. Thus his relationship with the Warrior of Light and Tataru saw him tangled in the affairs of the Four Lords, his intention to offer a profitable endeavor ending with him dragged along a grueling path towards spiritual enlightenment. It is said that amongst the Blue Kojin, Soroban harbors the greatest potential for divine mysticism.

— Encyclopedia Eorzea vol 2, page 104

Additional Information

See also: Soroban (enemy)


  1. Referring to the Kojin belief that newborn souls briefly reside in objects before transferring to yet-unhatched eggs.