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Fan la Norne (Japanese: ファン・レ・ノルン, Fan re Norun), originally known as Haze (Japanese: カスミ, Kasumi), is a Blade in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Praetor Amalthus is her Driver. She is the Goddess of Indol and is the envoy for the Indoline Praetorium. She has the ability to limit the power of not only other Blades, but of Titans as well.
In Torna ~ The Golden Country, Haze is a Special Legendary Blade. She can grant tremendous power to her Driver Lora and her allies. Haze uses the wind element, wields a Crosier, and acts as a Healer in battle.
Under the name Haze, Fan was once the Blade of Lora during the Aegis War. Haze eventually travels to Gormott on her own and discovers that Lora's mother is hiding out in Torigoth. Lora, Jin, Haze, and Addam's crew all travel to Torigoth, where they discover that the village had been pillaged and burned down. They travel further into the village and find Torigoth Cemetery, with one grave decorated with the same charm Lora made for her mother when she was younger.
After a brief skirmish between Brighid and Ardainian troops where Haze uses her power to stop the battle between Brighid and Mythra, the group decides to go to the Ardainian flagship and discuss their next move. Lora and Haze decide to stay behind and decorate the graves. Gort then ambushes the duo and plans to kill Lora and reclaim Jin. Knowing about Haze's power, Gort did not bring any Blades with him. They combat his group of mercenaries before Jin rushes to their aid. She then joins Lora and the others as they travel to Auresco to stop Malos. She uses her power once more while sparring with Addam and Mythra to stop Mythra's Foresight, and she attempts to inhibit Malos while battling him in Saschum Gardens, though he is able to break free.
Lora, Haze, Jin, and Mikhail eventually part ways with Addam and Pyra after the destruction of the Kingdom of Torna. Upon Addam's request, Lora and the others travel to Spessia to notify Addam's militia to relocate to Leftheria. She assists Lora in fighting off Gort for the last time. Unfortunately, the group arrives at the militia's camp moments before Amalthus' attack on the region. Lora is killed in the battle, but Jin eats her heart to continue living as a Flesh Eater. Haze, separated from Lora in the chaos, returns to her Core Crystal. Her Core is eventually found by Amalthus, who reawakens her and gives her the new identity of Fan la Norne, Goddess of the Praetorium. He later takes half of Haze's Core Crystal and becomes a Blade Eater.
Mor Ardain and Temperantia
Fan appears in the Abandoned Factory of the Empire of Mor Ardain after the party fights with Patroka and Mikhail. She is able to stop Patroka from attacking them with her full power, and the two escape on the Monoceros. Fan asks Rex to come and speak with Amalthus, and travels with the party to Indol.
Talking to Rex and Nia near the mural in the Sanctum, she mentions that the memories of her past life are missing. She later accompanies the party to Temperantia, where she uses her powers to weaken the Judicium Titan, allowing the party to board and fight Aeshma's Core. After Jin battles the party following the defeat of Aeshma's Core, he kills Fan atop the Judicium weapon by stabbing her through her Core Crystal, claiming she will not be a slave to Amalthus.
Her state funeral was later held in Seoris Plaza after the Ruler's Congress in Indol. During the funeral Mythra and Nia discuss how unusual it is that her body did not disappear after her death, as this is the case for all Blades with the exception of Flesh Eaters. Mythra then mentions that her Core Crystal was originally diamond shaped and that half of it appears to be missing, suggesting that someone may have stolen it.
Amalthus later reveals to the party that he had absorbed half of Fan's Core Crystal, adding to his powers as a Driver of an Aegis. He then uses her powers to control Mythra, and by extension Siren, and eventually to control the Titans so that the party and Torna cannot climb the World Tree.
|Type||Name||Skill Level||Affinity Level||Effect||Prerequisite||Count||Flavor Text|
|Key Affinity Reward||1||1||Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.|
|2||2||Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||???||"Lady Lora, let's keep it up!"|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||???||"I'm happy we did it together, my lady!"|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||1,750||"Lady Lora, use me as you see fit!"|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||4,500||"Lady Lora! Our hearts beat as one!"|
|Blade Special||Pebble Storm||1||1||Restores 10% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects|
|2||2||Restores 12% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects||Use Pebble Storm||5||"I'll do better and better. You'll see."|
|3||3||Restores 15% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects||Defeat a Parole Tirkin at the Tirkin Cliff Colony in Torna, etc.||3||"I'm getting the hang of it, slowly..."|
|4||4||Restores 17% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects||Use Pebble Storm||20||"Ah, so this is how it works best!"|
|5||5||Restores 20% HP of damage dealt when a Special connects||Defeat a Gray Buloofo in the Hoary Weald in Gormott, etc.||2||"Pebble Storm, perfect as can be!"|
|Cloudburst||1||1||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 10% chance to spawn 2|
|2||2||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 20% chance to spawn 2||Defeat a Fers Grebel at Ordia Great Plains in Gormott, etc.||5||"There is only one way to get stronger."|
|3||3||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 30% chance to spawn 2||Use Cloudburst||15||"...I can hold my own, you know."|
|4||4||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 40% chance to spawn 2||Feat a Zane Pippito at Seigle Fell in Gormott, etc.||5||"Cloudburst has even more to offer."|
|5||5||Spawns a small HP Potion on hit, with a 50% chance to spawn 2||Use Cloudburst||30||"I'm the number one wielder of Cloudburst this world's ever seen."|
|Celadon Whirlwind||1||1||When landing a hit, restores 6% of damage dealt to the rest of the party|
|2||2||When landing a hit, restores 7% of damage dealt to the rest of the party||Use Celadon Whirlwind||3||"I'll get even better if we put some time and effort into it!"|
|3||3||When landing a hit, restores 8% of damage dealt to the rest of the party||Defeat a Robal Krabble at the Ancient Lakebed in Torna, etc.||3||"I hope it helps me protect you all..."|
|4||4||When landing a hit, restores 9% of damage dealt to the rest of the party||Use Celadon Whirlwind||10||"Not long to go until it's perfect!"|
|5||5||When landing a hit, restores 10% of damage dealt to the rest of the party||Defeat Legarre Marrin at Turqos Plateau in Torna, etc.||1||"We'll be A-OK, so long as I have this!"|
|Battle Skill||Headwind||1||1||Reduces party damage taken by 10% at max Affinity||Defeat a Salsh Rhogul at Uccar's Trail in Torna, etc.||1||"The best is yet to come, Lady Lora!"|
|2||2||Reduces party damage taken by 12% at max Affinity||Finish an enemy||5||"I'm hot on your heels, Jin. Best watch out!"|
|3||3||Reduces party damage taken by 15% at max Affinity||Get hit by a critical attack||5||"I'll have to learn from this... Ouch..."|
|4||4||Reduces party damage taken by 17% at max Affinity||Use specials to participate in a Chain Attack||15||"I am fearless, as long as you are all by my side."|
|5||5||Reduces party damage taken by 20% at max Affinity||Perform a Blade Combo finisher||10||"This pain will be a valuable learning experience..."|
|Tailwind||1||1||Increases damage dealt by the party by 25% when at max Affinity|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by the party by 30% when at max Affinity||Collect an HP Potion||5||"Leave the healing to me, please!"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by the party by 35% when at max Affinity||Raise Affinity in combat||25||"Lady Lora, I'll back you up any time."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by the party by 40% when at max Affinity||Collect HP Potions||30||"I hope you all know to take it easy!"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by the party by 50% when at max Affinity||Make every item that Haze can craft||10||" I guess this makes me an expert!"|
|Summer Breeze||1||1||Increases party resistance to all debuffs by 20%|
|2||2||Increases party resistance to all debuffs by 25%||Deal a critical hit||60||"For Lady Lora...!"|
|3||3||Increases party resistance to all debuffs by 30%||Use a Special and heal a certain amount of HP||2,000||"I hope I'm pulling my own weight..."|
|4||4||Increases party resistance to all debuffs by 35%||Perform a Driver Combo finisher||10||"It's imperative we learn to work well with others."|
|5||5||Increases party resistance to all debuffs by 40%||Use a Special and heal a certain amount of HP||6,000||"Use me well, and we'll have nothing to fear!"|
|Field Skill||Forestry||1||2||Knowledge related to trees. Mainly helps gather items from trees||Acquire Collectible items||50||"These will all serve us well, be it as charm or talisman parts, or as food!"|
|2||3||Use Haze's favorite pouch items (Vegetables category)||2||"This'll keep me going!"|
|3||5||Use Haze's crafting skill 15 times||15||"Time spent embroidering is time well-spent indeed!"|
|Manipulate Ether||1||1||The power to control the nearby ether. Also lets one restrict Blade's powers|
|2||3||Disperse ether miasmas||3||"The trick is, you have to do it quickly."|
|3||5||Disperse ether miasmas||5||"It's fun joining forces with Mythra!"|
|Keen Eye||1||1||The power to see things clearly. Used to notice small changes, etc.||Open treasure troves||10||"See? It pays to stay alert!"|
|2||2||Spend G on items||10,000||"I know a good deal when I see one."|
|3||4||Use Haze's favorite pouch item, Wildflower Salad||2||"Thank you, Lady Lora! I love it!"|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α · Poppi QT · Poppi QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Cole · Fan la Norne · Turters|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Akhos · Mikhail · Patroka|