Since more and more stuff has been being translated from the Ultimania, I figured I'd make an Ultimania-specific spoiler thread in an attempt to make things easier to find for future reference. (Feel free to re-post Ultimania lore details from elsewhere in service to that goal. ) Anyway, let's start with the new Gentiana details: A beautiful apostle sent by the gods who keeps watch on the side of the Six. One of the twenty apostles used as apostles/messengers to the gods. “I visited Tenebrae when Luna Nox Fleuret was born, and stayed close to her like a shadow since then. Although my appearance/existence is supernaturally that of a persons appearance, I have little direct interference with society. I will reach out to the King of Lucis with Luna. I will appear everywhere Noctis goes and show him the way.” [Source] The implication seems to be that Gentiana's status as Messenger is more complicated than just acting as an avatar for Shiva, since there are apparently 19 other Messengers and only six Astrals. She clearly isn't human, but she can't just be an Astral in disguise, either. Maybe the idea is that the Messengers are spiritual intermediaries who exist independently but can be possessed by the Astrals when they so choose? It'd certainly provide an explanation as to why the very conservative-looking Gentiana would transform into a practically-nude Shiva, lol.