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{{Character
[[Image:Nature-empyrea.jpg]]
|Name=Empyrea
Also known as Ramia from Dragon Quest III, Empyrea is referred to as the Godbird. She has the power to travel between worlds. The seven sages crafted the Godbird Scepter under her instruction. When Rhapthorne attempted to open the gate between the World of Light and the World of Darkness, Empyrea used all her power to seal the gate, losing her ability. Her shadow in the World of Light creates a portal to the World of Darkness called the "Dark Eye".
|Game=''[[Dragon Quest VIII]]''
|Image=[[Image:Empyrea.png|230px]]
|Sprite=
|Japanese name=レティス
|Roumaji=Reteisu
|Title=Godbird
|Class=Divinity
|Race=Phoenix
|Age=Ageless
|Family=Godbird's Soulstone
}}
'''Empyrea''' is a central character in {{DQ8}}, fighting alongside the seven sages to seal away [[Rhapthorne]] several centuries before the game's story begins.


Empyrea's first encounter with the party was when they traveled to the World of Darkness in search for her advice. There they discovered that her egg was stolen by a monster called Gemon, and thus she has been forced to attack the nearby village of Empycchu.
In the English version of ''VIII'', her voice is provided by [http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Jessica-Martin-II/| Jessica Martin]


The party agreed to infiltrate the Godbird's Eyrie where the egg was being kept hostage, but during the battle to recover it, Gemon sacrificed himself to destroy the egg. Empyrea's child, who died before birth, appeared as a spirit before the party and decided to aid in their quest, bestowing them the power to fly through the skies, allowing them to reach places of their world inaccessible by land or sea.
==Appearance and personality==
Empyrea is a mauve eagle with trailing tail-feathers and two long quills extending from the back of her head. Her eyes are a deep green with black pupils.


Empyrea plays a major role in the game's final battle. Not only does she recover the Godbird's sceptre, allowing the party to invoke the power of the seven sages' spirits to break the barrier protecting Rhapthorne, but she also carries them on her back throughout the entire fight.
With her regal appearance and syntax, Empyrea has the air of a queen. She has a strong sense of justice, causing her to join in the battle against Rhapthorne and his horde and keep watch over the village of dark [[Empycchu]]. Empyrea is a very considerate being, urging the protagonists to harbor no guilt when she believed that ruin had befallen her child, as well as making sure to cause no harm to the villagers of dark Empycchu when she is forced to do the bidding of evil. Empyrea is also humble, uncomfortable with the title of "Godbird" that the villagers bestowed her.
 
==Appearances==
=== ''[[Dragon Quest VIII]]'' ===
In the distant past, Empyrea assisted the [[Seven Sages]] in creating the [[Godbird Sceptre]] and sealing away the demon Rhapthorne within it during their battle in the dark world. While the sages returned to the world of light with the sceptre, Empyrea was exhausted from the battle and rested in what would later be known as the dark world's Empycchu. She would remain there after recovering, watching over the islanders with whom she shared her new roost. Her shadow would be cast on the ground in the world of light whenever she flew.
 
Many years later, Empyrea had laid an egg on her [[Godbird's Eyrie|eyrie]] near dark Empycchu. The egg, however, was held hostage by Rhapthorne's agent [[Gemon]]. With her unborn child held ransom, she was forced to assault dark Empycchu at Gemon's command, terrorizing the villagers and damaging several buildings. Even under these dire circumstances, Empyrea was careful to not harm any of the villagers directly and avoided children entirely during her raids, only lightly ripping their communal hut. The village chief and the blacksmith observed that Empyrea looked hesitant and remorseful during the assault, leading them to question what was actually happening while the other adults were left fearful.
 
The player is confronted by Empyrea in battle after approaching her roost near the village at the chief's request, and after being defeated she explains that she wanted to test the strength of the protagonists before asking forgiveness and explaining the circumstances. Beseeching the party for aid against Gemon for the sake of her child and the village, she carries the group to the base of the eyrie to avoid Gemon's notice once they agree to help.
 
Although Gemon was defeated by the party, he managed to destroy the egg before dying.  The soul of Empyrea's son endures, however, and became the [[Godbird's soulstone]], which enabled the party to take to the skies. After Rhapthorne's resurrection and weakening of the boundary between worlds, Empyrea saves the party from falling thousands of feet to the ground as the [[Black Citadel]] collapses. She arrives in light Empycchu and sends the party to collect the [[Orb|orbs]] containing the spirits of the Seven Sages and gave to them the Godbird Sceptre.  She also joined the party for the final battle, allowing them to travel on her wings.
 
Following Rhapthorne's final destruction, Empyrea carried the party back to [[Trodain Castle]], where she revealed that her true name was, in fact, [[Ramia]]. She demonstrates her power to travel to other worlds, fading into the distance along with her son as she regales that she kept the name the six sages bestowed upon her out of her respect for them.
 
====Boss battle====
{{DQ8Enemy
|name=Empyrea
|kanji=
|romanji=
|sprite=[[Image:DQVIII PS2 Empyrea.png]]
|hp=1785
|mp=255
|exp=10150
|gold=0
|attack=386
|defense=308
|agility=101
|description=The Godbird, capable of traveling between worlds.  Joined forces with the seven sages to imprison Rhapthorne long ago.
|bestiaryNumber=275
|family=[[??? family|???]]
|spells=[[Midheal]]<br>[[Zap]]
|skills=Acts twice per turn<br>[[Dazzleflash]]<br>[[Disruptive Wave]]<br>[[Eagle Grip|Talon grab]] (100~200)
|locations=[[World of Darkness]]' Empychu
|items=None
|evasion={{fraction|0|64}}
|attack-resist=0%
|frizz-resist=50%
|sizz-resist=50%
|bang-resist=50%
|woosh-resist=25%
|crack-resist=25%
|zap-resist=25%
|flame-resist=50%
|ice-resist=25%
|grapple-resist=0%
|troop-resist=0%
|death-resist=100%
|poison-resist=100%
|paralysis-resist=100%
|shock-resist=100%
|sleep-resist=100%
|confusion-resist=100%
|dazzle-resist=100%
|fizzle-resist=100%
|dance-resist=100%
|sap-resist=100%
|drain-resist=100%
|remake-sprite=
|remake-changes=HP increased to 2400, Midheal replaced with Kafuddle
}}
 
===''[[Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker]]''===
 
{{DQMJmonster
|name = Empyrea
|image = 
|family = [[Nature family | Nature]]
|rank = X
|description = ''This holy bird soars between worlds, protecting them from the darkness.''
|weapons = ?
|traits = [[List of Traits in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker | Artful Dodger]], [[List of Traits in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker | Zapmesister]]
|resistances = ?
|skill = [[Crusader]]
|location = Collect all of the monsters in your library
|breeding chart = -
}}
{{clear}}
 
===''[[Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2]]'' ===
The legendary bird is found in the Cragvaration area post-game, in the same nest previously occupied by [[Gemon]]. The Godbird's most damaging move is [[Lightning Storm]], which does up to 287~350 lightning damage to the entire party.
{{DQMJ2monster
|name = Empyrea
|image = 
|family = [[Nature family | Nature]]
|rank = A
|size = L
|weapons = Staves
|traits = [[List of Traits in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker | Hit Squad]], [[List of Traits in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker | Grand Slammer]], [[List of Traits in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker | Tactical Trooper]], [[List of Traits in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker | Crafty Zapper]]
|resistances = Vulnerable to [[Zam]], Immune to [[Whack]], Poison, Confusion, Inaction, Paralysis, and Sleep
|skill = [[Empyrea (skill) | Empyrea]]
|location = [[Cragravation]]
|breeding chart = -
}}
{{clear}}
 
===''[[Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3]]''===
{{Stub}}
 
===''[[Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D]]''===
{{Stub}}
 
===''[[Dragon Quest Heroes]]''===
{{Stub}}
 
===''[[Dragon Quest Heroes II]]''===
{{Stub}}
 
===''[[Dragon Quest of the Stars]]''===
Empyrea appears in the game's story. She is first introduced as a boss to test the player's strenght, and later becomes an ally to the group, helping them access remote locations.
She is an acquaintance of [[Gaius]].
 
Empyrea later helps the group reach the Moon.
 
==Trivia==
*The Empyrea design is used for Ramia's appearance in the opening cinematic for the 25th anniversary collection of the [[Erdrick Trilogy]] in 2011.
 
==See also==
*[[Ramia]]
*[[Pegasus]]
*[[Cetacea]]
 
 
===Gallery===
<center><gallery>
Image:Godbird_Empyrea.png|Concept art
File:Empyrea Joker 2.png|Empyrea as she appears in Joker 2
Image:Empyrea DQMJ DS.png|Joker polygon model
File:Empyrea DQH.jpg|DQ Heroes cutscene
Image:GodbirdSceptre.png|Godbird sceptre.
Image:GodbirdsSoulstone.png|Godbird's soulstone.
</gallery></center>
 
 
{{DQVIII}}
[[Category:Divinity]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest VIII characters]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker enemies]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker enemies]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest VIII enemies]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 enemies]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 enemies]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest VIII bosses]]{{Wikia}}
[[Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 enemies]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D enemies]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest Heroes characters]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest Heroes II characters]]
[[Category:Dragon Quest of the Stars characters]]

Revision as of 18:44, 12 September 2021

Empyrea
Dragon Quest VIII
Empyrea.png
Japanese name レティス
Romaji Reteisu
Title Godbird
Class Divinity
Race Phoenix
Age Ageless
Family Godbird's Soulstone

Empyrea is a central character in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, fighting alongside the seven sages to seal away Rhapthorne several centuries before the game's story begins.

In the English version of VIII, her voice is provided by Jessica Martin

Appearance and personality

Empyrea is a mauve eagle with trailing tail-feathers and two long quills extending from the back of her head. Her eyes are a deep green with black pupils.

With her regal appearance and syntax, Empyrea has the air of a queen. She has a strong sense of justice, causing her to join in the battle against Rhapthorne and his horde and keep watch over the village of dark Empycchu. Empyrea is a very considerate being, urging the protagonists to harbor no guilt when she believed that ruin had befallen her child, as well as making sure to cause no harm to the villagers of dark Empycchu when she is forced to do the bidding of evil. Empyrea is also humble, uncomfortable with the title of "Godbird" that the villagers bestowed her.

Appearances

Dragon Quest VIII

In the distant past, Empyrea assisted the Seven Sages in creating the Godbird Sceptre and sealing away the demon Rhapthorne within it during their battle in the dark world. While the sages returned to the world of light with the sceptre, Empyrea was exhausted from the battle and rested in what would later be known as the dark world's Empycchu. She would remain there after recovering, watching over the islanders with whom she shared her new roost. Her shadow would be cast on the ground in the world of light whenever she flew.

Many years later, Empyrea had laid an egg on her eyrie near dark Empycchu. The egg, however, was held hostage by Rhapthorne's agent Gemon. With her unborn child held ransom, she was forced to assault dark Empycchu at Gemon's command, terrorizing the villagers and damaging several buildings. Even under these dire circumstances, Empyrea was careful to not harm any of the villagers directly and avoided children entirely during her raids, only lightly ripping their communal hut. The village chief and the blacksmith observed that Empyrea looked hesitant and remorseful during the assault, leading them to question what was actually happening while the other adults were left fearful.

The player is confronted by Empyrea in battle after approaching her roost near the village at the chief's request, and after being defeated she explains that she wanted to test the strength of the protagonists before asking forgiveness and explaining the circumstances. Beseeching the party for aid against Gemon for the sake of her child and the village, she carries the group to the base of the eyrie to avoid Gemon's notice once they agree to help.

Although Gemon was defeated by the party, he managed to destroy the egg before dying. The soul of Empyrea's son endures, however, and became the Godbird's soulstone, which enabled the party to take to the skies. After Rhapthorne's resurrection and weakening of the boundary between worlds, Empyrea saves the party from falling thousands of feet to the ground as the Black Citadel collapses. She arrives in light Empycchu and sends the party to collect the orbs containing the spirits of the Seven Sages and gave to them the Godbird Sceptre. She also joined the party for the final battle, allowing them to travel on her wings.

Following Rhapthorne's final destruction, Empyrea carried the party back to Trodain Castle, where she revealed that her true name was, in fact, Ramia. She demonstrates her power to travel to other worlds, fading into the distance along with her son as she regales that she kept the name the six sages bestowed upon her out of her respect for them.

Boss battle

Empyrea DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Empyrea.png 1785 255 386
Defense Agility Experience Gold
308 101 10150 0
Bestiary no. 275
Family ???
In-game description The Godbird, capable of traveling between worlds. Joined forces with the seven sages to imprison Rhapthorne long ago.
Spell(s) Midheal
Zap
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Dazzleflash
Disruptive Wave
Talon grab (100~200)
Location(s) World of Darkness' Empychu
Item(s) dropped None
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 50% 50%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
50% 50% 25% 25%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 100% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
HP increased to 2400, Midheal replaced with Kafuddle



Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Empyrea
Family Nature
Rank X
Description This holy bird soars between worlds, protecting them from the darkness.
Weapons ?
Traits Artful Dodger, Zapmesister
Resistances ?
Skill Crusader
Location Collect all of the monsters in your library
Breeding chart -


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

The legendary bird is found in the Cragvaration area post-game, in the same nest previously occupied by Gemon. The Godbird's most damaging move is Lightning Storm, which does up to 287~350 lightning damage to the entire party.

Empyrea
Family Nature
Rank A
Size L
Weapons Staves
Traits Hit Squad, Grand Slammer, Tactical Trooper, Crafty Zapper
Resistances Vulnerable to Zam, Immune to Whack, Poison, Confusion, Inaction, Paralysis, and Sleep
Skill Empyrea
Location Cragravation
Breeding chart -


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D

Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes II

Dragon Quest of the Stars

Empyrea appears in the game's story. She is first introduced as a boss to test the player's strenght, and later becomes an ally to the group, helping them access remote locations. She is an acquaintance of Gaius.

Empyrea later helps the group reach the Moon.

Trivia

  • The Empyrea design is used for Ramia's appearance in the opening cinematic for the 25th anniversary collection of the Erdrick Trilogy in 2011.

See also


Gallery