If you are looking for the best Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction, look no further.
Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
There have been two versions of this game, as the first was a commercial failure, and a reboot was released 3 years after the original release.
This game takes place in the world of Hydaelyn, within the region of Eorzea.
It opens with the player’s character holding a weapon of light that they use to take down a man in black robes.
The player takes on the role of an adventurer and journeys through many cities while completing missions.
The rebooted edition of Final Fantasy XIV has become the most successful and profitable in the entire franchise.
There are countless fanfics that feature the characters and the world of Final Fantasy XIV.
This article will explore some of the most popular by hits on AO3.
Keep reading to find out more.
1. Eyes Ever Heavensward
The first Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction that we will read is one of the more popular in the genre, with nearly 27,000 hits.
This story focuses on the grandchildren of Louisoix Leveilleur, most specifically on Alphinaud.
In this story, Alphinaud must overlook all of his past choices.
He flees the snow of Ishgard and sets out on a journey to continue his grandfather’s legacy.
He slowly realizes that he is developing feelings for the Warrior of Light, which only proves to be a distraction and a stumbling block.
Luckily, he is surrounded by a group of fellow misfits and finds a safe haven when he is with them.
This story contains everything that you are looking for in a Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction, including magic, friendship, action, and adventure.
Next is a Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction still in the works.
There are currently 173 chapters in this story, but the author has at least seven more in the works, making this a story that you can really sink your teeth into.
This story focuses on the Warrior of Light and Prince Zenos and their interesting relationship.
In this story, they meet before their first showdown, and it seems that they might actually be good for one another.
There is some content in this story that some readers may find disturbing, so make sure to check out the content warnings before you start reading.
Overall, this is a very dark and action-packed story, and it is by far one of the most popular in the genre.
3. An Encore Befitting of an Architect
Next is a Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction that uses a very popular fanfiction trope, which is the use of time travel.
In this story, the Warrior of Light goes back in time to when she first met Emet-Selch.
She has kept many of her memories, which serve as a great tool for her mission.
She attempts to save the First and Emet-Selch, and she faces a fair bit of struggle and many obstacles on her journey.
Though this story uses a very common trope, it is an original story with a unique premise.
We get insights into many different characters and see how they grow and develop along the way.
This story is powerful and a lot of fun to read.
4. This is Why We (Can’t) Love You
This Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction is another that is still in progress, but it is already apparent that it is going to be a good one.
The author of this story has created many of their own characters and incorporated them into the story, which adds a lot of interest and excitement.
Additionally, this story is a crossover with the world of Bleach, and the author melts these two worlds together flawlessly.
This story opens with Ichigo throwing a paper airplane into the horizon.
As she releases it, it turns into a butterfly and then disintegrates into dust, a symbol of a forgotten timeline.
Though simple, this is a very powerful opening to this story, and could have you hooked in no time.
5. Tomorrow’s Dawn
In this Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction, we again get to see what happens with the Warrior of Light plays with time travel.
Time travel is always messy and typically leads to more problems than it is worth, and this story is no different.
The Warrior of Light wakes up with no memories of her past.
She does not know who she is or where she came from, nor does she have any idea who Emet-Selch is.
In fact, she has never met him.
When their paths cross, will he be able to convince her of who she is?
Will they be able to finally begin their future together?
This story clearly contains a lot of romance, but there is plenty of action.
With over 15,000 hits, it is clear why this story is so popular.
6. The Seduction of Gaius Baelsar
If you are looking for a bit of a mature Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction, this is the story for you.
There are nearly 400,000 words in this story, so be prepared for a bit of a commitment, but it is well worth it.
This story focuses on the Warrior of Light and, as you may have guessed from the title, her journey to seduce Gaius Baelsar.
What begins as a casual relationship develops into something more real than they ever thought possible.
They find joy and happiness with each other, and their love continues to grow with every passing day.
This is a very fluffy story with very little substance plot-wise, but it is entertaining to read.
Next up is a Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction that is a bit shorter than many others, but it is just as captivating.
In this story, the Warrior of Light learns an important and valuable lesson.
Being the Warrior of Light is never easy, and it can be very difficult to ask for or accept help from anyone else.
It is, however, necessary sometimes.
The important thing is finding someone who you can trust to be your confidant and trusted ally.
Someone like that is not easy to find, and the Warrior of Light quickly learns that not everyone is on her side.
This story is engaging and very interesting, and because it is so short, it can easily be read again and again.
Up next is a Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction that focuses largely on Emet-Selch.
In this story, Mothercrystal strikes a deal with Emet-Selch.
He must help the Warrior of Light and receive life in return.
Though this seems like a simple task and a very easy deal, nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Meet-Selch also receives a gift of knowledge that will help him for the rest of his life.
Some claim this story is one of the best in terms of its character development and story progression.
9. Hells Open, Heavens Weep
The next Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction that we will look at is actually a sequel to one of the stories we looked at earlier, Eyes Ever Heavensward.
It is not necessary to read these stories together, but it certainly adds depth and interest to the world.
This story opens with the end of the Dragonsong War, but fate will not let anyone rest just yet.
There is a new battle on the horizon, one that promises liberation to the people.
With a new war brewing and new relationships still being kept secret, there is drama and action around every corner.
Alphinaud and the Warrior of Light are still testing the waters of their relationship, and it is yet to be seen if it will be blessed with approval and happiness.
Don’t miss out on this story if you are looking for a lengthy and intense story.
10. Forgotten Memories of an Emissary
The last Fantasy XIV fanfiction that we will look at today is another sequel to a story we have looked at, An Encore Befitting of an Architect.
Once again, it is not totally necessary to read that story first, but it will definitely help your enjoyment of this story to know what happened first.
Memories begin to fade, and a single path for the Emissary to walk remains.
This path will lead to his downfall and the end of a girl’s dreams if he decides to continue.
Is there any way to save him and the fate of all mankind?
You will have to read this exciting story to find out.
Final Fantasy XIV Fanfiction: Conclusion
I hope this article has helped you find some great Final Fantasy XIV fanfiction!
These 10 are just a small sample of all the amazing stories out there.
So you may want to look at the other fanfics with this tag and find own your favorite among them.
And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!
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