No 6 Vana'diel Profiles

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Sacrificing Genius: Karaha-Baruha


835 - 862
Minister of the Optistery during the Great War.
Karaha-Baruha earned his genius reputation from his time at the School of Magic; he completed every available unit in only a year and earned multiple degrees. Following his graduation, he ignored the fierce recruiting attempts of the various ministries and eventually applied to enter the Optistery. After assuming the position of minister, Karaha-Baruha worked tirelessly with the other ministries and founded a system of mutual cooperation.

However, at the behest of the Star Sibyl, he sequestered himself within an underground laboratory and delved into the mysteries of summoning magic. After disappearing from the public eye, the name of Karaha-Baruha was eventually forgotten.


In the year of 862, as the city of Windurst stood on the brink of destruction, Karaha-Baruha reappeared to smite the invading beastman army with the forbidden art of summoning. With his own lifeforce spent in unleashing the towering energy that defeated the howling beastmen, the great genius of Karaha-Baruha was lost forever.

Illustration by Mitsuhiro Arita

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