Lucian the Divine One is the canonical player character in Divine Divinity. A human who ascended to divinity in 1218 AD, he is an integral part of Rivellonian history and the events take place during the Age of Chaos.
- 1 Background
- 2 Interactions with Player Character - Ego Draconis
- 3 Interactions with the Player Character - Flames of Vengeance
- 4 Interactions with the Player Character - Original Sin 2
- 5 Gallery
- 6 References
Origins of the Divine
Prior to 1218 AD, very little is known about Lucian; however, it is known that he was not a perfect person, as his history with the law can attest. In 1218 AD, Lucian's fate was drastically changed. Initially a man of little renown throughout Rivellon, he was marked by the gods as one with potential to become Divine. Due to this, he was targeted by the Black Ring, who attempted to kill him, to prevent a Marked One from ascending to divinity. Left for dead, his body was discovered by a white cat (later discovered to be the feline turned mage, turn feline again Arhu) who brought the fallen hero's plight to the attention of Joram a healer in Aleroth. Upon recovering and waking up in the bed in Joram's basement, Lucian discovered the situation the village was in: surrounded by orcs, with the healers abilities severely restricted due to Source becoming tainted. To add further to the village's problems, their leader, Mardaneus had seemingly gone mad.
After aiding the village by releasing Mardaneus' mind from the grip of the necromancer Thelyron Hashnitor, he sought to leave Aleroth, however, Seth, a knight of the Ducal Army was waiting at the gates, seeking the assistance of the healer's with curing the plague in Rivertown. Agreeing to contact General Alix to arrange an escort for the healers, he headed south towards the barracks, to pass on Seth's note, leaving the knight in the village to protect it from further attacks. Between the village and the bridge to Rivertown, a second attempt on Lucian's life is made by the dragon rider, John who encountered him by chance. Striking Lucian down with his dragon's flame breath. Before being able to strike the fatal blow, Zandalor appeared on the scene, eliminating the dragon rider and restoring the Marked One's injuries. Giving Lucian the instruction to wait for him at the Blue Boar Inn, where a second Marked One, Wouter is waiting, Lucian and Zandalor part ways, as Zandalor has a further Marked One to locate.
Reaching the Blue Boar, Lucian meets Wouter, who advises him that Zandalor has yet to return from Stormfist Castle and that the instruction was given for them both to wait at the inn for him. Lucian, unwilling to wait, heads to Stormfist himself. However, he is turned away on arrival due to not having a letter of invitation. Travelling to the barracks from here, he finally transfers the note requesting escort to Alix, who offers him the opportunity to assist the Ducal Army. Accepting, Lucian heads south to the destroyed village to liaise with Captain Mitox, who is preventing the orc force from further penetrating human lands. Tasked with poisoning the well by Mitox, Lucian completes his task successfully, finally granting him an audience with Duke Janus Ferol.
Returning to the castle with the intent to find Zandalor with his right of entry to Stormfist, things do not goes as planned. On meeting the young duke, Janus denies that Zandalor came to the castle and grants Lucian the title Lord Protector. Unable to decline with his life intact, Lucian became a glorified page boy, completing inconsequential tasks; including the delivery of a love letter to the duke's concubine, Lela and finding her cat, Ernie, who is, in fact, Arhu; the feline themselves attempting to find Zandalor, advising that the last place the wizard was seen was entering the basement of the castle.
Unable to access the basement, Lucian returns to the Duke, who is about to conduct a meeting with the local leaders. During this meeting, Lucian performs and fails his final assignment as Lord Protector: an assassination attempt is made on Janus, who is forced to defend himself. Elona, seeing this as a failure on the part of Lucian, convinces Janus to relinquish Lucian's title and cast him from the castle. Elona, outside the walls of the castle, reveals herself to be Iona, an agent of the Black Ring. The Marked One is teleported to her secret prison, guarded by two orcs. Leaving him to his fate in custody, Iona returns to her position at the dukes side; unaware that he would be freed by Arhu.
Finally free, Lucian travelled to Verdistis, with the intent of gaining access to the castle with the assistance of the Thieves Guild. Joining the guild, he enters the castle through the basement, where Zandalor and the now deceased Joris, the third known Marked one are pinned to the rear of the basement by the Death Knight, Ryu-Gor and his platoon of orcs. Slipping past the Black Ring squad and reuniting with the wizard, Zandalor requests that the secret vault in the basement is been checked to ensure the Sword of Lies is still living within its confines. Slipping past Ryu-Gor for a second time, Lucian gains access to the vault, discovering that in place of the sword is a dragon toy. Zandalor, concerned at this fact returns both himself and Lucian to the Blue Boar, to reconvene with Wouter and plan their next move. Unfortunately for them, they are a mere moment to late in their return; Wouter is eliminated upon their arrival. As the only remaining Marked One, Zandalor makes the decision for the two of them to initiate Lucian's ascension, by travelling to the Council of Seven in order to locate and summon the other six council members.
Lucian's ascension is is temporarily derailed at the Council. The Succubus is lying in wait, sealing Zandalor in a magic cage and the the council chambers are filled with the undead. Clearing the council and defeating the Succubus, Lucian used the scrying stones to locate the remaining six council members, Mardaneus, Goemoe, Otho Rignaforoixx, Bronthion D'Anthalis, Antx imps and Kroxy. Locating the council members (and rescuing them), Lucian was only one step away from reaching divinity: the performance of the ritual.
As the ritual took place, Janus invaded the council in an attempt to halt the ritual. Although the majority of the council were killed, the ritual itself was a success. Returning to Rivellon, Lucian finds the lands have almost been dominated by the Ring, with Ferol itself laying ransacked. Seeking out the Patriarch, Lucian cons him into giving up the ability to become ethereal. Using this power he infiltrates the Black Ring stronghold at Yuthul Gor. The Demon of Lies, already in the process of reviving the Lord of Chaos is interrupted by the Divine One and battle ensues, with Lucian coming out the victor. Although unable to prevent Chaos' resurrection, Lucian was faced with his vessel, a young babe. Unable to strike an innocent child down, Lucian instead took it upon himself to take the babe into his care and called him Damian.
Divine Order era
On returning to Ferol, he was worshiped by the seven races as a god. Furthering his study into his newly gained powers, he would frequent the The Academy of the Seven as a pupil; here he was considered by his teachers as being 'their finest pupil'. In addition to this, he founded the Divine Order; to which flocked various warriors, nobles and paladins. Gaining control of most of human lands across Rivellon, whilst forging alliances with the other races. At one point Lucian's influence granted him access to the Ancient Empire where he met the Red Prince in his youth during one of the noble parties and taught him conjuration tricks.
During this time Lucian took Damian and settled in undisclosed village near Oakland Woods with his housekeeper Floree who took care of Damian whilst he was away. In this residence he also had a dog Monty, and enormous gray warhorse he called Goliath. Damian showed no obvious signs of Chaos' possession until his first year when Lucian tried to take his favourite cuddly toy bunny and the toy slipped into fireplace. Damian, before Lucian could catch him, took the bunny from fireplace without being harmed (much to Lucians shock). Aside from Damian, Lucian also sired a natural son Alexandar and raised him along with his older brother.
In 1229 AD, when Damian turned 11, Lucian taught him low level protection spells, basic sword play and riding, whilst continuing to shield from his past. In 1231 AD Damian joined the Order, allowing Lucian to travel across the land both in an official capacity and personally, enabling him to enter villages to enjoy "ale and stew by the fire" in taverns incognito. His main objective at this time, was seeking the Black Ring necromancer Kalin and although unsuccessful at capturing the necromancer himself, his paladins were able to capture, then fruitlessly torture him for information about other Black Ring members. Lucian personally executed him.
Between 1229 and 1231 AD he discovered a Rift Temple in the elven lands during his travels and fell through a rift to Earth, apparently accidental on his part, however this was intentional on the part of the god Trogda, acquiring the power to physically sense rifts, although he still could not see them. He sealed the temple with a divine net and returned to his village; where he, after his men advised him that Damian had acquired a love interest, searched for his son and convinced Damian to invite his interest, Ygerna to dinner.
Lucian's first opinions of Ygerna were positive, leaving him under the impression that she knew no more than few harmless spells. Hours later, he awoke in the night to the sound of Damian and Ygerna arguing; Damian left the cottage and didn't return after several days. Lucian rode to Ygernas village, where, in her cottage he discovered she was the Black Ring associate and the daughter of Kalin.
Ygerna was captured and brought to him, and through interrogation established that she told Damian nothing of his origins to him; she merely showed him his potential, an act she was forced to do so by the Black Ring; however, did so without any regret. Leaving Lucian with no choice but to execute her, Damian arrived as the axe fell and Soul Forged the lovers together, after which, he fled and joined Black Ring, thereby starting the Chaos War with his father.
The Chaos War
“You know what to do men. There is not one amongst you who I would not call a friend, and now I urge you, my friends, to take heed when I say that the boy who was once one of us has gone. Do not be fooled by his visage. Take arms against this sea of evil before us, but leave Damian to me. You fight with law and order on your side, paladins, and these virtues will be triumphant on this day of reckoning.
„—Lucian addressing his army Child of the Chaos
By 1233 AD he knew the true nature of the Seven Gods who shared their powers with him. He learned that they sustained their Source power through prayers and devouring souls of the deceased in Hall of Echoes. Angered, he began to rebel against the Seven Gods since he believed that the source of the seven races should belong to them alone.
In the same year, Damian raised his army against his adoptive father. During the battle Lucian lured Damian into the Rift Temple and rendered him unconscious by dragging him into the Rift that lead to the world of Nemesis where he used his divine powers to trap him there. Once he returned to Rivellon the war continued with the Black Ring.
During the war, two lizards approach Lucian's camp with the plan of using deathfog in the elven lands to delay the Black Rings approach. Although hesitant to the idea, he brought Ifan ben-Mezd, a human who was raised by elves into the plan. Ifan agreed to do so only if the elves were evacuated first. Lucian agreed and his second son, Alexandar agreed to personally handle the deathfog's release, secretly laying the release mechanism on the rift scroll to evacuate the elves. Ifan was successful on reaching the elven lands and negotiating the evacuation, however on opening the scroll, the deathfog was released, eliminating the elves at the same time; Lucian took their loss personally as the leader. The elimination of the elves allowed the voidwoken to break through the veil as Tir-Cendelius' own Source energy was greatly weakened from no longer having followers. Lucian and the gods combined Source was no longer sufficient, to maintain the barrier.
After General Dallis found a tomb where lay the daughter of Fane who slayed the Magister and assumed her identity, by using a shapeshifting mask, Lucian learned the true origins of the Seven from the eternal. Together they created a plan to take down the Seven and restore the Veil to prevent the destruction of Rivellon by the now returning eternals, twisted into voidwoken from their long imprisonment. He faked his death as part of this by using his spirit form spell, which he learned from Patriarch the Black, and ordered Arhu to build him a crypt laden with Tenebrium and put various protections in place. After his crypt was built he used the incoming Voidwoken invasion to his advantage by having Sourcerers blamed for their attacks and thereby capturing them more easily.
To restore the Veil, Lucian needed to gain as much source as possible from the Seven and to ensure that no other Divine would arise. To do so Lucian travelled to the Nameless Isle where the Academy of the Seven was located and personally executed the studying Godwoken and poisoned their tutors. Before leaving he wrote on a tablet the truth about the Seven Gods, left it in the Dean's office and locked down the academy. After this he hired Roost Anlon and his the Lone Wolves to hunt down Godwoken.
Source drought and death of the Seven Gods
“The Void shall be banished. And I, Lucian the Divine, shall return from the dead. A false Divine, of course, I shall have no power. But the world will not know this. I shall demand peace. And we shall have it.
„—Lucian speaking with Godwoken heroes Divinity: Original Sin II
Lucian remained in hiding and Dallis, with his son Alexandar assumed control of Divine Order and took control of a once again resurrected Braccus Rex who took the guise of Vredman to aid in extracting Source to repair the Veil. Lucian carefully drained the Seven Gods through the bond he had with them whilst sealed away in his tomb. The Seven Gods themselves were unaware of his actions as they thought him dead, and blamed the Void for this. After the Godwoken escaped from Fort Joy he sent Dallis to kill Alexandar which she finally accomplished on Nameless Isle.
When the Godwoken reached his tomb in Arx, Lucian revealed the truth and requested they surrendered their Source as it was the only way to stop the Void. Braccus Rex brokes free, summoning the God King's undead pawns, Lord Linder Kemm, Isbeil and Sallow Man alongside the Kraken to kill the godwoken and Lucian. Braccus is defeated after the battle and Lucian uses Aeteran on the entire of Rivellon, including himself, restoring Source to the Veil, thus resealing the eternals and God King in the Void, freeing all Sworn from their ties to the God King. Lucian returns to the Rivellon and tells the world about the Godwoken heroes whilst hiding the fact he is weakened.
During these 2 years he enforced peace and stopped the almost started war between his order and the Ancient Empire and made amends to the elves.
The Great War
In 1244 AD the Black Ring returns this time under the leadership of Damian and used an army of the dead, demons from Nemesis and enslaved young dragons to conquer Rivellon. This started the conflict known as the Great War.
During this war he forges an alliance with the Dragon Knights. This tipped the war in his favour until Damian used his magic and charmed a Dragon Knight into back-stabbing the Divine, therefore killing him in front of his troops. This shattered the alliance between the races, the Order and the Dragon Knights.
Dragon purges and imprisonment
“No doubt you have guessed the truth by now: I am Lucian, the Divine. Quite alive, yet often wishing I was not as I dwell in this half-world, this cageless prison designed to keep me ever conscious and so suffer the torment of awareness. To be a wordless witness to the Damned One´s deeds.
Trapped in a crystal prison on the Plane of Hypnerotomachia Lucian was forced to watch Damian destroy Rivellon. The other races went into hiding, were decimated or enslaved by Black Ring. Meanwhile the nobles of Rivellon met in Rivertown cathedral and created the Order of Dragon Slayers which was dedicated to hunt down dragons whom they dubbed "the Betrayers". Watching all this take place had left him with depression and suicidal thoughts.
Liberation and the end of the Great War
“Then there you came: A formidable Slayer blessed with the power of the Dragon, but humbled by a mind exposed after a ritual incomplete.
„—Lucian speaking with last dragon knight Divinity II: Ego Draconis
After the newest dragon slayer disciple graduates the academy in 1300 AD and receives dragon powers from Talana Lucian tries to reach the ex-slayer but is unable to do so. When the last Dragon Knight resurrected Ygerna, she trapped the Knight in the Plane of Hypnerotomachia with Lucian and he explained to the knight what had truly transpired.
The knight was imprisoned with Lucian for unspecified amount of time during which they became close friends. Lucian confided in the Dragon Knight about his brief romance with elven beauty Eleanalessa when the spirit of Behrlihn approached them and offered the dragon knight a deal. He would free both the Dragon and the Divine if the Dragon freed him. Unable to refuse Behrlihn's offer the knight is teleported to Aleroth. Just before the knight is teleported Lucian warns the knight "to not risk what this thing may beget for his sake" as he mistrusts Berhlihn.
After the dragon knight with an army of Champions of Aleroth and with Zandalor's guidance burns down Damian's Palace, Lucian sees Ygerna and the dragon knight return to the plane. He tries to persuade Ygerna to give up but she refuses and so he tells her to proceed to her death as he believes the Dragon Knight will win the fight.
Once Ygerna is defeated a stream of white/blue energy along with her soul ascend to Lucian's crystal prison shattering it and freeing the Divine.
After this he returns with the Dragon Knight to Aleroth where he is seen exiting the Ministry and greeting his people.
Interactions with Player Character - Ego Draconis
- There are no persuasion options.
- All conversation options in Ygerna's memory lead to violence.
- Lucian must be defeated to resurrect Ygerna.
Interactions with the Player Character - Flames of Vengeance
- There are no persuasion options.
- He is first heard speaking during Flames of Vengeance intro cutscene.
- The conversation options are purely for roleplay and he is talked to twice: Once at the begining of the game and second time before final boss.
- He is seen number of times when Bellegar teleports the player to the Plane but he cannot be talked to.
Interactions with the Player Character - Original Sin 2
- He has a unique opening line and conversation options with Ifan ben-Mezd.
- Characters with Mystic and Jester tags have unique dialogue options with him.
- There are no persuasion options related to him.
- To Be Divine
- Champion of the Gods
- The Magister Crusade
- Risen - Ascend to divinity (become Divine One)
- Supreme Sacrifice - Side with Lucian and let yourself and Rivellon be purged
- A Wolf Avenged - Ifan: kill Lucian
- Fool Me Once - Ifan: Forgive Lucian
- Child of the Chaos, pages 8-9
- Modern Chronicles of Reapers' Coast, Cranley Huwbert, page 8
- Interaction with Painting of Lucian at Fort Joy ghetto with the Red Prince.
- Child of the Chaos, page 7
- Modern Chronicles of Reapers' Coast - Page 8
- Child of the Chaos, page 13
- Child of the Chaos, pages 16-20
- Child of the Chaos, pages 21-24
- Child of the Chaos, pages 24-27
- Divinity II: Dragon Knight Saga
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Dialogue with Lucian in the Secret of the Gods
- Child of the Chaos, page 37
- Divinity: Original Sin II Godwoken - Ifan's Story
- Divinity: Original Sin II - Dialogue with Lucian in the Tomb of Lucian
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Dialogue with Lucian and Dallis at Tomb of Lucian
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Dialogue with Lucian and Arhu
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Dialogue with Tutors, Spirits, Seneschal in The Academy of the Seven
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Dialogue with Roost Anlons spirit
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Divine Order contract
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Dialogue with the Seven Gods
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Dialogue with Lucian, aftermath of battle in the Arena of the One
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Final battle, Purge ending epilogue
- Divinity: Fallen Heroes - early access story information
- Divinity II: Ego Draconis background
- Divinity II: Dragon Knight Saga - Dialogue with Lucian
- Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance - Intro cutscene and dialogue with Lucian and Behrlihn
- Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance - The History of Rivellon questline
- Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance - To Find a Wizard questline
- Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance - Dialogue between Lucian, the Dragon Knight and Ygerna
- Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance - Ending cutscene