Kilhwch

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Kilhwch
Gender: Male
Race: Hume
Job: Paladin
Affiliation: Freelance
[[{{SUBST:Kilhwch}}|   ]]
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[[{{SUBST:Kilhwch}}|   ]]
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Type: Campaign Freelance
Location: Varies

Notes

"I advise you distance yourself from Lady Ulla. I know not your intentions, but I am inclined to believe they are crooked."
"Her father and I implored the Lady Ulla to remain within the confines of the estate, but our pleas fell on the deaf ears of youth, and thus I am here to ensure nothing unfortunate befalls her ladyship."

  • Fights alongside Ulla.
  • Wields Excalibur, and uses Knights of Round.
  • When Ulla yells "Kilhwch, silence these fiends!", Kilhwch may cast Silence on his current target.
  • Will cast Cure V on Ulla when he says: "Lady Ulla, we must retreat."
  • If Ulla is taken out in battle, Kilhwch will scream "How dare you!" and proceed to use Invincible and go on an all-out offensive.
  • When allied with the Kingdom of San d'Oria Kilhwch will assist in battle at Jugner Forest (S).
  • When allied with the Kingdom of San d'Oria, Ulla and Kilhwch can be found at (G-10) of Southern San d'Oria (S).
  • When allied with the Federal Forces of Windurst, Kilhwch will assist in battle in the Sarutabaruta Front.
  • When allied with the Federal Forces of Windurst, Ulla and Kilhwch can be found at (F-7) of Windurst Waters (S).
  • When allied with the Republic of Bastok, Kilhwch will assist in battle at Grauberg (S) and Pashhow Marshlands (S).
  • When allied with the Republic of Bastok, Kilhwch can be found at D-11 in Bastok Markets (S).
  • When unallied, Kilhwch and Ulla can be found at (G-10) of Southern San d'Oria (S).

    Historical Background

Culhwch (pronounced [kʉlˈhuːχ] kil-HOOKH with the final consonant of Scottish "loch"), in Welsh mythology, is the son of Cilydd son of Celyddon and Goleuddydd, a cousin of Arthur and the protagonist of the story Culhwch and Olwen (the earliest of the medieval Welsh tales usually, but erroneously, referred to collectively as the Mabinogion). In this tale the etymology of Culhwch is explained as "sow run" (cul "narrow, a narrow thing"; hwch "sow, pig"), but this is likely to be folk etymology. According to the narrative, Culhwch is born to his maddened mother Goleuddydd after she is frightened by a herd of swine. The swineherd finds Culhwch in the pigs' run, and takes him back to his father Cilydd. Culhwch is described as being "of gentle lineage".

Culhwch's stepmother wants him to marry her daughter but he refuses. Angry, she curses him so that he can marry no one but the beautiful Olwen. Olwen's father, Ysbaddaden, is a vicious giant who will die if his daughter marries, so he requires Culhwch to complete a number of impossible tasks, the most prominent of which (within the tale as it survives) being Culhwch's gaining of his cousin Arthur's military assistance, and the hunting of the wild boar, Twrch Trwyth. With Arthur's help, Culhwch completes the majority of the tasks, kills Ysbaddaden, and marries Olwen.

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