Hello everyone, and welcome to the 9th day of 31 Days. Today’s Song is has some spoilers for FF14 (Minor part of the Main Story Quest [around level 30] and PoTD). If you’re ok with that read on.
FF14: PoTD – Edda Blackbosom (Floor 50)
1 thing I like about 14 is the way in which they work many of the characters they have into multiple quests and how they “grow” along with you. I think this is shown superbly in the sad story that is Edda Blackbosom. During your adventures you will eventually be asked to tackle Tam-tara Deepcroft where you find that a group of adventurers you’ve met before has lost their leader Avere. Avere was Edda’s Fiancé and at that time everyone in her group blamed her (as she was the healer of the group). They disbanded during that time. Later you find out that she’s sent out wedding invitations for her wedding to Avere… who’s supposed to be dead. This quest unlocks Tam-tara hard mode and by the end you find out that a grief stricken Edda for one reason or another has kept Avere’s severed head and has used it to revive him which turns him to a voidsent. Sadly you have to kill Avere again which results in Edda panicking and falling to her death, however as she falls she gives the playing an incredibly creepy smile.
You know the victory music does play after you win the fight, but I didn't feel like a winner. It was almost comical for the extreem contrast between what just happened and the victory theme.
Now I thought that would be the end of her. That was until I hit floor 50 of PoTD and ended up facing her one last time. I was rather surprised to see a story of perhaps little significance carry on for so long and eventually play a big role in one of the best pieces of optional content to date.
Really thinking about it she was a very unfortunate person who suffered a great loss, and in her time of need the people who should have loved and encouraged her turned on her and abandoned her. She sunk into depression and made a very dumb choice which ultimately cost her life. Even then she couldn’t have peace because her spirit was trapped in The Palace of the Dead.
Considering all that I find this song very fitting for her boss battle. It almost sounds like Ballroom music, one you might play at a wedding. If you listen you’ll hear what might sound like laughing at first, but listening further the same laugh from before sounds like crying at a latter part. For all that this song represents it is both sad and in a way beautiful. Sad for everything this song stands for, yet beautiful for bringing all of this together in a meaningful way.