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Farant is an Einherjar from Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria. He is a Sorcerer and can be found in Surts Volcano Caverns.

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Farant
Japanese: ファーラント
Romaji: FA-RANTO
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Born: 554 C.C.
Died: 581 C.C.
Title: Guerilla leader
Class: Sorcerer
Weapon: Staff
Soul Crush: Great Magic (Gravity Blessing)
Homeland: Lassen
Appears In: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
Voice Actors: 20px-Japanese Taiten Kusunoki
20px-English Kyle Hebert

BackgroundEdit

Farant hailed from Lassen, a town in the southwest of the continent. He created an organization which consisted of the remaining soldiers from the troops that participated in the Year-Long War of 581 C.C. The organization was formed to resist any powers that might try to assume control over Lassen. His troops used guerilla tactics and were victorious with only 100 soldiers against an army of 5,000. Even the generals of the Rosetta Dynasty, which ruled over Lassen, feared Farant's power and asked for reinforcements to help with this matter. During the Battle of Artolia Pass, near the end of the Year-Long War, he commanded a feint operation against the troops of Ehrde, Rosetta's Twilight General, at the request of Queen Phyress of Dipan. Although the plan was a success, he was killed by Crescent, the Meridian General. He died without ever seeing Lassen liberated.

Farant is fascinated by the complex relationship between body, soul and spirit, as well as the cycle of rebirth. He willingly waxes philosophical about these topics when he meets Alicia again after being released.

BattleEdit

Farant has a good offensive lineup, but considering that offensive magic gradually loses its usefulness as the game progresses, it is not really an advantage. He lacks in the support department, and his Great Magic is bad, making him an overall disappointing Sorcerer. His initial skill is Resist Magic.

Attack MagicEdit

Menu MagicEdit

Does not learn: Chaotic Rune

Elemental ToleranceEdit

Darkness Earth Fire Holy Ice Lightning
-20% 0 0 +20% 0 0

Soul CrushEdit

Farant is a Lightning Sorcerer. As such, he uses the Great Magic Gravity Blessing. He will say "I'm gonna put everything into this!" before using it.

Relic LocationEdit

A staff in Surts Volcano Caverns, one room down and to the right from the save point. Farant has a 60% chance of appearing. Psoron is the other possible option. Farant will say "If you wish to see the extent of my powers, then place a foe before me!" when you materialize him.

Release InformationEdit

When you are about to release him, Farant will ask "Is it time to say goodbye already?" If you then choose to release him, he will say "It was so much, so sudden. Thank you for all your help."

Upon being released, Farant will appear at the entrance of the Turgen Mine. He will give you an Overdrive if you go see him before the end of Chapter 4.

ConversationEdit

Farant may have a short exchange with one of two characters at the beginning of a battle, if they happen to be on the same team: Ehrde, whom he fought against, and Crescent, who killed him.

  • Ehrde
Ehrde: You! You're one of the Einherjar? When it came to fleeing, you were always the fastest.
Farant: It is true that we never once beat you. But remember, we never lost either.
  • Crescent
Farant: General Crescent, the blow you struck that time caused much pain. Don't look at me like that, I accuse you of nothing, I assure you.

EtymologyEdit

Farant may be derived from the old English verb faran, which means "to travel" [1]. The name would then mean something similar to "traveller" and could be a reference to his interest in rebirth, as a traveller of the cycle of life.

TriviaEdit

  • Farant has the same voice actor as Psoron, Aaron, Dyn and Zunde. Thus, they share most of their battle quotes.
  • Farant's in-game model has a much longer cloak than his character art.

GalleryEdit

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