|The youngest of the Empire's legions, the XIVth Imperial Legion formed under Gaius van Baelsar, who had loyally served as tribunus angusticlavius of the XIth. The XIVth legion was his prize for a series of stunning victories against a nation upon the fringes of Othard. Under Gaius's command, the XIVth went on to conquer and convert several enemy cities. By the end of the Sixth Astral Era, the legion had turned towards Eorzea, and brought Ala Mhigo to kneel before its might.|
Following the Seventh Umbral Calamity, the XIVth advanced further into Eorzea, and shored up its position with castrums in every area. From these footholds, it sought to bring every city-state under its power. However, the XIVth met with staunch resistance from the Eorzean Alliance, and ultimately failed in its aim. As the legion lost almost all officers—including Gaius—in a series of fearsome battles, the command structure is currently fractured, and the remaining troops have largely locked themselves away within imperial strongholds.