|Known also as "Paragons", these malevolent black-robed figures sow the seeds of conflict across the lands of Eorzea. Just as their faces are concealed by sinister masks, the true motives of the Ascians remain obscured behind veils of secrecy and terror.
"Ascian" is a Latin word meaning shadowless.
Prior to the Calamity, the Ascians took great care to remain hidden.
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