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Category:Genus:Spriggan

Spriggan Icon.pngSpriggan
Genus
Higher Taxonomy Ranks
Bloodless
Soulkin
Spriggan
Lower Taxonomy Ranks

Common Drops
Spriggans are neither sprites nor faeries, but share similarities with both. They are known to inhabit rocky regions and the deep recesses of mines. These black-furred soulkin are famous for carrying a gem or chunk of ore about with them at all times—a custom which may explain the popularly held belief within the mining fraternity that they are bringers of good fortune. Their classification as soulkin is based on a theory expounded in the Codex of Stone, which asserts that the creatures are naught but vessels for the will of the earth.[1]

Although these creatures are spread across many lands areas of Eorzea, their overall population is rather small. The abilities and characteristics of each Spriggan can determined by the colored stone they bear - a magical battery from which they draw their strength. Like other soulkin, Spriggans seem to have lost their will to live without these stones and live controlled by that attachment. However, despite this power, most Spriggans prefer avoid fighting unless necessary.[2]

Monsters
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Etymology
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Spriggans are creatures found in the folklore of Cornwall. They guard treasure at ruins and barrows and are said to be fairy bodyguards and thieves.
Raimdelle Codex
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Original Text

"The spriggan be nother a manner sprite, ne faerie, yet possess the qualities thereof. His fur be a wonder black, blacker than the most blackest of ravens, and he dwelleth amidst crags of rock or in mines full deep. The spriggan savoureth and craveth gems and holdeth alway a stone possessed of much sparkling. Pick-men be not affeared by the spriggan for to see one is said right providential."

Modern Adaptation

Spriggans are neither sprites nor faeries, but share similarities with both. They are known to inhabit rocky environs and the deep recesses of mines, and are easily recognizable by their short, pitch-black fur. Spriggans are always in possession of a gem or chunk of ore. Miners do not fear spriggans, for it is said seeing one can bring fortune.
Actions
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Name Description
Frenetic Flurry Flail wildly, dealing blunt damage to a single target.
Jittering Jig Work into a frenzy, increasing damage dealt.
Romp Leap forth, damaging foes in a frontal cone.
Screen Shots
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Notes
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References
  1. Spriggan (Triple Triad Card)
  2. 2010 Final Fantasy XIV Official Website (Now Offline)
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