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Oschon

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Oschon {oh'-shun} is the ruler of the mountains and god of vagrants. He commands the element of Wind and is associated with the sixth moon of the Eorzean calendar. Oschon is the brother of Nald'thal and the close companion of Halone. He is most often depicted as a carefree ranger wielding a bow of yew. His symbol is the walking stick.
Elemental Resistances as Player Guardian
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Pantheon: The Twelve
Title: The Wanderer
Subtitle: Ruler of the mountains
God of: Wanderers and vagrants
Symbol: The walking stick
Gender: Male
Aspect: Wind
Patron of: Nym
Depiction: A carefree ranger wielding a bow of yew
Month: 6
Biography

Siblings: brother Nald'thal
Other: Close companion of Halone. Menphina is his lover.

Etymology

Oschon appears to be based off of the norse god Odin. Who was sometimes called Odin (Wodin) the Wanderer. He was depicted as being an older man who walked about with a curled walking stick but was proficient with many weapons.

Notes
  • Oschon the Wanderer is the patron deity of the Miners' Guild.
  • Oschon is associated with continental drift.
  • Information in pre-release versions of FFXIV associated Oschon with the tenth month of the Eorzean calendar.
  • Oschon's Torch, Oschon's Embrace, Oschon's Print, and Oschon Roselles bear the Wanderer's name. The Bard ability Wanderer's Minuet also alludes to Him.
  • The Wanderer's Palace was originally dedicated to Oschon by the people of Nym, who worshipped him as their patron deity.
  • When a thief is caught, a common punishment is to remove a number of fingers proportional to the value of the items stolen. These fingers are then taken and blessed by anointed priests of Oschon the Wanderer. It is thought that, when carried on a journey, these fingers will point out the safest routes, and are therefore cherished by caravan drivers and traveling merchants throughout Eorzea. [1]
  • In mythology there are several connections between Oschon and Llymlaen, being the deities of mountains and seas, respectively. There are even stories that mention a curious Oschon sneaking a peek at a bathing Llymlaen, to which the goddess replies by throwing a knife at the peeping Wanderer. [2]
  • A stone near the Floating City of Nym in Outer La Noscea bears the Wanderer's mark. Prior to the Calamity, his mark was found near Iron Lake.
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References
  1. Oschon's Finger
  2. 2015 14-hour Anniversary Broadcast Lore Panel Wrap Up


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