Hotaru at home in Doma amidst the fireflies.
|Place of Birth||???, Doma|
|Nameday||9th Sun of the 2nd Astral Moon|
|Guardian||Azeyma, the Warden|
|Theme Song||Fireflies (Instrumental)|
Hotaru Kobayashi (小林 螢, Kobayashi Hotaru) is a refuge from Doma that came across the Jade Sea with those fleeing with Lady Yugiri. Born into a vassal family, Hotaru was assigned to Yuuna Akashi as a page from the age of five. While she is not simpleminded, she is an airhead of the worst sorts and often gets lots in thought or trapped in her own daydreams with nary a thought about the outside world. While an adept archer and marksman, she is a rudimentary magic-user at best, only able to cast a small selection of spells tied to her arcane link at a spiritual level with Yuuna.
Note: Hotaru’s appearance is tentative at the moment, pending the release of the Au Ra.
Rumors & Relationships
Everything concerning this character that has not been confirmed by in-game lore should be taken with a grain of salt. While an effort was made to craft lore that was vague enough and would believably fit into an Eastern-themed country such as Doma, it was done so with the knowledge that some things would possibly need to be adjusted down the road as Square Enix inevitably fills in the gaps that were taken advantage of. This section exists as a running list of things that were updated or retconned to reflect emerging and evolving lore concerning Doma.