By Spencer . May 13, 2013 . 2:41am
The Primals in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn should be familiar if you’re a Final Fantasy fan. These god-like monsters are some of the fiercest foes in the Final Fantasy XIV.
Held in duress for aeons within the lesser moon, Dalamud, the elder primal Bahamut broke free of his captivity when the celestial body was wrested from the heavens to descend upon the Battle of Carteneau. Once freed, the terrible being wrought fiery destruction across the length and breadth of Eorzea, his devastating rampage marking the beginning the Seventh Umbral Era. In the midst of the chaos, however, Bahamut was enveloped in a blinding white light and abruptly disappeared from the skies. None claim to have seen the primal in the five years since.
A fell knight clad all in black, Odin roams paths long forgotten beneath the canopy of the Black Shroud. There are none now alive who know the truth of when or by whom this elder primal was first summoned into the world. Ever vigilant as he sits astride his mighty steed, Sleipnir, it is said that Odin is drivenly solely by the desire to do battle with worthy foes.
Ifrit has a volatile temper and controls the power of fire. The nomadic Amalj’aa tribe believe Ifrit scorched the lands of Thanalan and turned it into a holy land.
Titan is a compassionate colossus that has the power to make the ground shake with his footsteps. The Kobolds that in a network of tunnels worship Titan and believe ore is a gift from the primal.
Garuda is the bloodthirsty queen of storms whose ruthlessness knows no bounds. The winged Ixal that live up in the mountains worship her.
Ramuh is a wise sage that lives deep with in the forests. He controls lightning and the Sylphs revere Ramuh for his protection against outsiders.
Leviathan is the lord of the waters and has Sahagin as loyal followers. These aquatic beastmen seize territory by the shore to establish new spawning grounds.
Other monsters in Final Fantasy XIV include the Chimera, Cyclops, Torama , Golem, Ziz, Dullahan, Wyvern, and Mandragora.