Destin R d'Oraguille

King Destin R d'Oraguille (デスティン・R・ドラギーユ [destin R d'oraguille] in Japanese) is the 26th (and current) king of San d'Oria in Final Fantasy XI. He rose to the throne after some troubles. His wife Leaute I d'Oraguille died 17 years ago, but left him with three children - Trion I d'Oraguille, Pieuje I d'Oraguille and Claidie I d'Oraguille. Destin was born in 824 CE1 to his father Grantieul R d'Oraguille. He was made king in 851 (although not actually crowned until 858) and married in 853.

Biography

Early Years

Destin was born at the time of his grandfather King Ranperre's reign in 824 in San d'Oria. He was five years old when the dragon Vrtra arrived to San d'Oria and started wreaking havoc, and six when King Ranperre subjugated it. It's unknown how much he remembers of this event. He was eight years old when the famed Dragon King died, making his father Grantieul the king.

In the year 851 while Destin was 27 he was out on a hunting trip with his father, when orcs led by Doggvdegg attacked the retinue. Most were killed, among them King Grantieul. Destin escaped, but was severely wounded. He ended up being treated by the 16-year-old Countess Leaute of Tavnazia, and the two got along well.
Later that same year, Destin was made king, although this was seen as a temporary solution and he was never formally crowned. However, Destin wasn't satisfied with a temporary solution, and worked hard to be acknowledged as the real king. Two years later, he got married to Countess Leaute. It was true that he needed the political power of her family to secure the throne, although rumors abound that the two were in love as well.

The Crystal War

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In 854 the Multinational Expedition was sent on its way to investigate the Northlands. King Destin agreed to send Francmage M Mistalle as the representative of San d'Oria. The Expedition later returned without two of its members, and was deemed a failure.
In the year 858 CE the War of the Savages started, with beastmen duking it out against other beastmen under the banner of the Shadow Lord. Around this time the first rumors of him appeared. While it was happening, in September of that year, Baron Periduke of San d'Oria uncovered an assassination plot aimed at King Destin. The culprits were caught, and admitted to arranging the death of King Grantieul.
A grand coronation was held for King Destin the November of that year.

The year 859 Jeuno was recognized as a duchy of its own by the three nations, and the next year from that Destin's first son Trion was born. Two years later, he had his second son Pieuje.
However, the beastmen in the meanwhile had allied under the banner of the Shadow Lord, and mere months after the birth of Destin's second son the Crystal War began. During a desperate time of it, to give time for the kingdom to prepare their forces against those of the Shadow Lord, Tavnazia is used as a decoy, giving papers indicating the presence of a powerful weapon to the hands of the Orcs.

A year after the end of the Crystal War Destin and Leaute had their third child, Claidie, and four years later Queen Leaute dies of a sickness. Destin was 45 at the time, and never remarried. This time period also includes several decisions that affected the whole nation, mainly that of the Currency Union in 868 and the building of the airship landing docks in 878. In 884 King Destin approved the establishment of Conquest, and officially recognized adventurers as a cast of society. Around this same time San d'Oria established the consulates in Bastok, Windurst and Jeuno. This brings us to the time the game itself started.

Second Rise of the Shadow Lord

Around summer 886 there is word that the Shadow Lord has returned. Several months later, an attempt is made on King Destin's life by a Tonberry assassin. He survives, however the seal preventing the Shadow Lord from rising again is taken. An adventurer is employed to try reapply the seal, but it is too late. However, soon after the very same adventurer with some friends of theirs defeats the Shadow Lord for good. With the Shadow Lord dead and the threat of the beastmen receding, King Destin decides that it is time to concentrate more on San d'Oria itself. He decides to put forth a search for the legendary treasure of Ranperre.

Lightbringer

Some time after, the adventurer finds the true tomb of King Ranperre with some help from Rochefogne I Tavnazia. In the Tomb is found a book that details the nature of Ranperre's Treasure - it is a sword of unimaginable power called Lightbringer. Destin has interest in the true Tomb of Ranperre and orders a trip to pay his respects at the tomb, bringing along his family and Papsque Shamonde. They perform a purification ritual at the tomb. Meanwhile, investigations on the whereabouts of Lightbringer continue.

However, King Destin and papsque Shamonde are not the only people after the Lightbringer. At Princess Claidie's coming-of-age ceremony, Rochefogne reveals his identity and tells the d'Oraguilles that Lightbringer will be his. Shortly after, the papsque tells that the true power of Lightbringer will only be revealed when the true heir of the d'Oraguilles unsheathes it. King Destin makes the decision that whichever of his two sons manages to bring out the true power of Lightbringer will be made the next king.

Shortly after, the Lightbringer is found. However, before the Rites of Succession have a chance to be arranged, King Destin falls ill. Eventually, he gets well enough for the Rites to be held in the Cathedral. However, Rochefogne interrupts the ceremony, and the end result is that the Lightbringer is stolen by an orc. Rochefogne then tells the d'Oraguille family that the Lightbringer is responsible for the destruction of Tavnazia.
King Destin himself decides to take control of the army in search of Lightbringer. In the end, the Lightbringer is found and retrieved. Spurred on by Rochefogne's tale of the true nature of the sword, Destin decides to leave the Lightbringer into the capable hands of King Ranperre's spirit, to be protected that none may mis-use its power.

In the end, King Destin decides it is not yet time for him to step down from the throne, and lets it be known that when the time comes for him to choose the next king, he will not hesitate to choose the one most suited for the position, even should it be not from among his children.

Appearance

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Quotes

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FF-TCG

King Destin has appeared once in the FF-TCG, with the element Lightning.

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