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No life form under the skies of Vana'diel nor the crimson moon of Abyssea is more mysterious than the enigmatic caturae. It is believed that these impenetrable beings once served the leisure events of a forsaken and equally arcane civilization. To date, nearly every piece of minutiae regarding their existence has managed to elude Vana'delian observation. While sightings have been rumored among the wayfarers of the Abyssean landscape, contact with the creatures has been stymied by their exceptional elusiveness. Perhaps no such accounts exist because those unfortunate enough to witness the blood-stained claws of these tortured creatures would either be unable to recount the terror or would have never returned to speak of it.

Family Information
Type: Arcana
Subfamilies: Tabbiyyat
Common Behavior: A, T(S)Verification Needed
Weak against: Information Needed
Strong against: Information Needed
Common Job(s): Black Mage, Red Mage, Monk, Warrior
Traits: Enhanced Speed (+25%)
Charmable: XEks.gif
Pankration: XEks.gif
Aspir: Information Needed
Drain: CheckCheck.gif
Notes: You can check which caturae titles you have obtained by talking to Zuah Lepahnyu in Port Jeuno

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Vision Areas Scars Areas Heroes Areas
Afflicting Gaze: Gaze Attack Bind and Plague. CheckCheck.gif Unknown CheckCheck.gif
Dark Arrivisme: Moderate Area of Effect damage with Additional Effects: Knockback and Dispel (3 buffs). Gains a strong Intimidation effect after use. Unknown CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Deathly Diminuendo: Area of Effect damage with Additional Effects: Bio and Curse. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Diabolic Claw: Powerful, single-target threefold attack. Absorbed by Shadow Images. Additional Effect: Magic Defense Down. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Draw In: Pulls target(s) to the user. Usually followed by a TP attack. XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Hellish Crescendo: Area of Effect damage with Additional Effect: Paralysis. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Interference: High Area of Effect damage with Additional Effect: Dispel. Damage may be proportional to number of buffs removed. Verification Needed CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Malign Invocation: Moderate-to-high Area of Effect damage with Additional Effect: Amnesia. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Stygian Cyclone: Low Area of Effect damage with Additional Effect: Silence. Ignores Shadow Images. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Stygian Sphere: Heals self for 1800-2000 HP. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Shadow Wreck: High Area of Effect Dark damage. (Only used by Iratham) CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif XEks.gif
Banneret Charge: 25-30 yalm Area of Effect that reduces HP to critical levels and resets hate. (Only used by Kutharei below 25%) XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Besieger's Bane: Area of Effect Bio, Zombie, and Terror (approx. 10 seconds). (Only used by Yaanei under 25%) XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif XEks.gif
Enthrall: Area of Effect Charm and Caturae Costume. (Only used by Rani) XEks.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif
Royal Decree: High Area of Effect Damage and Obliviscence that lasts for up to 5 minutes. (Only used by Raja) XEks.gif XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif

Notorious Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Iratham Circles the mountain where Veridical Conflux #7 is located Information Needed Abyssea - Tahrongi
Kutharei Appears at (G-12) behind the Southwestern Gate Information Needed Abyssea - Misareaux
Sippoy Appears at (E-7) among the Speltercaps Information Needed Abyssea - Vunkerl
Yaanei Appears from (J-8) to (K-9) atop the Parradamo Tor Information Needed Abyssea - Attohwa
Rani Examining the ??? at (D-10) with Key ItemBroken Iron Giant Spike and Key ItemRusted Chariot Gear and Dominion requirements are met Information Needed Abyssea - Altepa
Raja Examining the ??? at (J-5) with Key ItemShattered Iron Giant Chain and Key ItemWarped Chariot Plate and Dominion requirements are met Information Needed Abyssea - Grauberg
Pil Examining the Planar Rift at (E-7), (H-8), or (J-10) in Behemoth's Dominion while in possession of a Key ItemWhite Stratum Abyssite III and a Key ItemVoidstone. Information Needed Behemoth's Dominion

Quest NMs: Iratham, Kutharei, Sippoy, Yaanei, Rani, Raja

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Asb, Pil, Rukh, Sarbaz, Shah, Wazir

Walk of Echoes NMs: Mingyi, Myin, Ne, Sin, Sitke, Yahhta

Historical Background[edit]

Catura (Sanskrit चतुर or चातुर) is a Sanskrit word with various meanings. It may mean "of 4," "coach" (an enclosed carriage) or "clever," as well as "skillful at assuming different forms."

Caturaṅga (चतुरङ्ग) is roughly translated as "Chess" and is the same name of the ancient game developed in Gupta India during the 6th century. The literal translation is "having 4 limbs or parts" and is used to denote "army" in epic poetry, in which battle formations were divided into 4 parts.

Iratham, Kutharei, Sippoy, Yaanei, Rani and Raja are all playing pieces of the caturaṅga game.

Caturae denotes the plural and taxonomic title of this monster family; it represents a construction using Latin grammar rules, converting "Catura," in this case assumed to be a 1st declension noun, to the theoretical plural "Caturae" by adding the suffix "-ae."

This article uses material from the "Category:Caturae" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.

Pages in category "Caturae"

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