Final Fantasy 16 kingdoms list: All regions and important characters explained

Final Fantasy 16 kingdoms list: All regions and important characters explained
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


22nd Jun 2023 00:00

The world of Valisthea can get incredibly confusing at points, and that's where this Final Fantasy 16 kingdoms list comes in, explaining all of the major regions and their important characters. As Final Fantasy 16 follows in the political footsteps of games like Final Fantasy Tactics, it is understandably challenging to keep up with all of the names and places in this ever-changing narrative.

The game does do a fantastic job at providing this information to you when you need it too, with the new 'active time lore' system and multiple characters dedicated to laying out the lore of the world and its characters for you.

However, sometimes it is easier just to have it all neatly in one place, and that is where this Final Fantasy 16 kingdoms list guide comes in, giving you an explanation of all the major regions and characters you will come across in the game.

SPOILER WARNING: This guide may contain story spoilers, so be sure to proceed at your own risk to ensure details in the game remain a surprise.

Final Fantasy 16 kingdoms list

Image of Shiva in Final Fantasy 16
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The best way to start out is by listing all of the kingdoms in Final Fantasy 16, so check them all out below:

  • The Kingdom of Rosaria (The Duchy)
  • Hideaway
  • The Iron Kingdom
  • The Dhalmekian Republic (Republicans)
  • The Kingdom of Waloed (Royalists)
  • The Holy Empire of Sanbreque
  • The Crystalline Dominion

All seven of these kingdoms morph and change over the course of Final Fantasy 16's expansive narrative, with players moving around and strengths going and waning in accordance.

However, if you can't quite get your head around who is aligned with who, or what their role is in the grand scheme of things, make sure to read on below to see our breakdown of the important characters in the game.

All important characters explained in Final Fantasy 16

Image of Benedikta in Final Fantasy 16
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You'll find lists for each of the game's kingdoms below, outlining all of the important characters, alongside who they are and what role they play.

As things change quite dramatically over the course of the game, we have decided to generally situate things in the post-prologue period, while including some side characters that aren't exactly spoilers.

Main Characters

Character Status
Clive Rosfield Main character/Shield of the Phoenix
Jill Warrick Dominant of Shiva/former Ward to Rosaria
Torgal Clive's trusty pet companion
Joshua Rosfield

Clive's brother/Dominant of the Phoenix

The Imperial Province of Rosaria

Character Status
Elwin Rosfield Archduke of Rosaria
Rodney Murdoch Lord Commander
Sir Tyler Shield of Rosaria
Sir Wade Shield of Rosaria
Ambrosia Clive's Chocobo


Character Status
Cidolfus Telamon/Cid Leader of the Hideaway
Otto Chief Steward
Gav Cursebreaker Scout
Charon/Old Nan Shopkeeper
Goetz Apprentice to Charon
Blackthorne Blacksmith
Tarja Head of Infirmary
Harpocrates II Hyperboreos Loremaster

Here are some of the additional characters that are added to Hideaway later on:

Character Status
Vivian Ninetails Strategist & Researcher
Midadol Telamon/Mid Head of Engineering/Cid's daughter
Cole Cursebreakers Second in Command
Obolus Ferryman

The Iron Kingdom

Character Status
High Priest Imreann

Head of The Iron Kingdom

The Dhalmekian Republic

Character Status
Hugo Kupka Head of the Dhalmekian treasury/Dominant of the Titan
Dhalmekian Chief Strategist Chief Strategist
The Republican Prime Minister Prime Minister of the Dhalmekian Republic

The Kingdom of Waloed

Character Status
Barnabas Tharmr King of Waloed/Dominant of Odin
Lord Harbard Lord Commander of The Kingdom of Waloed
Benedikta Harman Dominant of Garuda
Gerulf Benedikta's second hand

The Holy Empire of Sanbreque

Character Status
Sylvestre Lesage Emperor of Sanbreque
Dion Lesage Lord Commander of the Dragoons/Dominant of Bahamut
Anabella Lesage Former Duchess of Rosaria/Empress of Sanbreque
Sir Terrence Second in command of the Dragoons

So, that wraps up everything you need to know about the kingdoms in Final Fantasy 16, and all of the important characters that find their home within each and every one of them.

Make sure that you read more of our Final Fantasy guides by checking out our dedicated game page.

Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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