NPC Icon.pngCid nan Garlond  Sidequest1 Icon.pngSidequest3 Icon.png
  Garlean / Male
Affiliation: Garlond Ironworks
Occupation: Engineer
Title: Master of Garlond Ironworks

"Technology should never be allowed to imprison people. That's a hard lesson I learned from watching Gaius...and my father."

Cid was born the heir to Midas nan Garlond, chief imperial magitek engineer of the Garlean Empire. Following in his father's footsteps, the young pure-blooded Garlean studied magitek technology intently, and secured entry to the prestigious Magitek Academy. During his tenure there, he devised countless inventions, his rivalry with Nero Scaeva accelerating his overall development.

However, all was not well at home. Buried in his own research, Midas grew increasingly distant from his son. Cid became a ward of Gaius van Baelsar, a friend of his father's, and when Midas perished suddenly during an experiment gone awry, Cid was named Primus Architectus Magiteci. Yet he could not agree with Garlemald's indescretionary use of warmachina, and fled to Eorzea rather than accept the assignment. Now aged thirty-four, he works to ensure freedom through technology.

Starts Quests (19)
Name Lvl XP Gil Type
The Best Inventions &000000000000003900000039&000000000000009400000094 21600 Main Scenario Quest
Influencing Inquisitors &000000000000004000000040&000000000000009500000095 22540 Main Scenario Quest
Into the Eye of the Storm &000000000000004100000041&0000000000000100000000100 23000 1676 Main Scenario Quest
Lady of the Vortex &000000000000004400000044&0000000000000114000000114 24380 3208 Main Scenario Quest
Come-Into-My-Castrum &000000000000004400000044&0000000000000121000000121 24380 Main Scenario Quest
Drowning Out the Voices &000000000000004500000045&0000000000000123000000123 25850 Main Scenario Quest
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magitek &000000000000004600000046&0000000000000126000000126 25850 3313 Main Scenario Quest
Escape from Castrum Centri &000000000000004600000046&0000000000000127000000127 25850 3313 Main Scenario Quest
One Good Turn &000000000000005700000057&00000000000030650000003,065 76800 564 Heavensward Main Scenario Quest
Systematic Exploration &000000000000005900000059&00000000000030800000003,080 86400 641 Heavensward Main Scenario Quest
Into the Deltascape &000000000000007000000070&00000000000000020000002 1736 Chronicles of a New Era
A Catastrophe Waiting &000000000000007000000070&00000000000000030000003 1809 Chronicles of a New Era
The Croak Queen &000000000000007000000070&00000000000000040000004 1882 Chronicles of a New Era
A Void at All Costs &000000000000007000000070&00000000000000050000005 1955 Chronicles of a New Era
The Anomaly &000000000000007000000070&00000000000000060000006 2137 Chronicles of a New Era
No Slowing Down &000000000000007000000070&00000000000000080000008 4252 Chronicles of a New Era
An Unfinished Masterpiece &000000000000007000000070&00000000000000090000009 Chronicles of a New Era
And Like Fire Was His Mane &000000000000007000000070&000000000000001300000013 3000 Chronicles of a New Era
In the End, There Is Omega &000000000000007000000070&000000000000001400000014 7500 Chronicles of a New Era
Involved in Quests (24)
Pre-Calamity Involvement (7)
Member of Organization(s) (2)

Additional Dialogue
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magitek (Cid's Workshop)
Much like that gamble with the corrupted crystal, it's quite possible that this plan fails spectacularly. But it's a risk we'll have to take in order to free our friends.
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magitek (Fogfens)
This is the Ironworks' first major project since my return. I mean to see that it's a success.
I take it Wedge's suggestion has given you pause. Well, I don't blame you. The lad does have some rather unorthodox ideas. Still, orthodoxy did not give us language, tools, clothes... or machina. Short of a better idea, I don't suppose it would hurt to try.
The Black Wolf's Ultimatum
For many years I dedicated my life to the research and development of magitek, unable or unwilling to see the repercussions of my work. And though I have since left Garlemald behind, its scientists continue to build upon my work. I fear that this new weapon may be another example of that--an ancient relic enhanced with technologies I created. Yet even should that be the case, it would still require a brilliant mind to-- No... No, he didn't...
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