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White Magic / Succor? - Valence - 01-11-2018 06:36 PM

Okay so, we always assumed that White Magic is also called and referred to as Succor. I have parsed through Sounssy's compilations and the lorebook, and besides Sounssy's own words, I have only found mention of succor once, and that is in the lorebook, page 230 on white mages, but it is unclear if it is referring to its proper name (Succor), or just you know, the act of succor, a common word. Thus I wonder if you know of any other source that speaks clearly of White Magic also being called Succor somewhere?

We also have a few sources here: http://ffxiv-roleplayers.com/showthread.php?tid=13072

Which doesn't exactly call White Magic The Art Of Succor, but it's... ambiguous, if you see what I mean? It's often referred to as bringing succor yes, but is it a proper name for White Magic as well as we assumed it was? Good to note also that it isn't used in lore blurbs with a capital S.


RE: White Magic / Succor? - Silmanos - 01-11-2018 07:13 PM

As far as I can tell the only reason it is referred to the Arcane art of succor is because it is the discipline whose sole purpose was to bring succor to the world. As in giving aid or support. It's not an actual source of power that it is describing, but it's purpose.

Also to note it is referred to this as such in the White Mage quest Only You Can Prevent Forest Ire. In this quest Raya-O-Senna says this: "Remember this, : under no circumstances must you allow your anger and fear to overcome you. As practitioners of white magic─the magic of succor and solace─such emotions are anathema to our very existence."