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"I get the feeling that, if I stay near that boy, I might bear witness to something quite extraordinary."
— Mòrag, about Rex

Mòrag Ladair (Japanese: メレフ・ラハット, Merefu Rahatto, Meleph) is a main playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is the Special Inquisitor of the Empire of Mor Ardain. She is a Driver and is accompanied by her Blade, Brighid. She is called "the Flamebringer" (or "the Radiant Young Noblewoman of Flame" 炎の輝公子, Honō no ki kōshi in the Japanese release) and is known as the most powerful Driver in the Empire, serving Emperor Niall, her adopted younger brother and biological cousin.

She joins the party during the battle against Patroka and Mikhail in Chapter 4. Upon joining the party, Mòrag is equipped with common Spring Shoes.

Personality

As the leader of the Ardainian military, Mòrag is strong-willed and dedicated, and values the safety of her country and people above anything else. She rarely loses her temper and manages to stay cool-headed even in the most dangerous of situations.

Despite her abilities, Mòrag is shown to struggle to connect with her younger brother due to the difference in their positions. Due to her mannerisms and clothing, she is sometimes mistaken for a man.

Appearance

Mòrag is a young woman with long black hair tied in a bun (usually hidden under her hat), brown eyes, and fair skin. She has an average build. Mòrag wears a dark blue and white military uniform with white gloves. It has a half-cape and a hat with a gold visor with the Ardainian crest upon it, signalling her position as Special Inquisitor. She wears gold armor on her shoulder, hips, knees and feet.

Alternate Costumes

Dress Uniform, Obligatory Leave, Scarlet Inquisitor

Mòrag has three alternate costumes which can be obtained as DLC accessories via Challenge Battle Mode. These are:

Story

Early life

Mòrag was born from the royal family of Mor Ardain to Lord Eadraig and was raised by the father of her younger cousin, Niall, alongside him in Gormott Province. She was groomed to be emperor until Niall's birth. Upon the old Emperor's passing Niall was made emperor very young, while Mòrag trained in the art of war to become the new Special Inquisitor. As Special Inquisitor she bonded with Brighid, one of the two Jewels of the Empire. For the following years, Mòrag's ability and strength as a Driver gained her the title of "Flamebringer".

Torigoth

Mòrag fights Rex

Mòrag is first seen arriving in Torigoth after reports that the Aegis had been seen there. Consul Dughall takes her to interrogate Nia, and Mòrag learns the names of Rex and Pyra. She coordinates false rumors that Nia and Dromarch are to be executed to lure the Aegis out to rescue Nia. Though upon their meeting Rex accuses her of wanting to use Pyra's power for herself, Mòrag claims that she must capture Pyra to prevent another conflict on the scale of the Aegis War. Rex and Poppi knock down a water tower to weaken Brighid, allowing them to escape the city. Mòrag feels offended that Rex held back on her in battle as he deliberately missed hitting her with Burning Sword. She resolves to not chase after them, insisting that their paths will cross again.

Back in Mor Ardain, Emperor Niall and Aegaeon meet with Mòrag and Brighid. Mòrag apologizes for not capturing the Aegis, though Niall dismisses this. Mòrag learns that Jin infiltrated an Ardainian ship and stole a large cargo of Core Crystals. After this, the Ardainian Senate decide to resume excavating the Titan Weapons in Temperantia.

Mor Ardain

Mòrag and Brighid in Alba Cavanich

Mòrag later appears in Alba Cavanich. A soldier mistakes Poppi for Lila, and Mòrag engages in combat with Rex and company before Niranira comes out and testifies that Poppi is not the culprit. Mòrag agrees to a truce until Lila is apprehended. After it is discovered that Lila is hiding out in the Old Factory, Mòrag reveals reports that a Nopon merchant is working there, who Rex assumes to be Bana. Rex, Nia, and Tora's party go to the factory to investigate. After an encounter with Bana and the terrorist group Torna, Morag joins the party to help them fight Patroka and Mikhail. However these two escape alongside Bana on the Monoceros.

Temperantia

Mòrag talks with Niall

Mòrag joins the party from here en route to the Indoline Praetorium as a representative of the Empire. She admits that upon seeing Mythra, she is curious to see what Addam's Blade is capable of, and thus is not trying to stop the party. After learning from Praetor Amalthus that the Mor Ardainian Titan Weapon has advanced on Urayan forces, Mòrag and Brighid leave to investigate the situation. She confronts Senator Roderich, leader of the pro-war faction of the Senate; while he does not agree with Niall's pacifist approach, he did not issue the attack, and the party deduces that Jin ordered the attack to destabilize Mor Ardain's relations with the Kingdom of Uraya. She joins the party as they journey to Temperantia, and with the help of Fan la Norne, they are able to stop the Titan Weapon, although Fan la Norne is killed by Jin.

Mòrag then attends the Rulers Congress in Indol alongside Emperor Niall, Argentum Acting Chairman Niranira, Urayan Queen Raqura, His Highness the Crown Prince Ozychlyrus "Zeke" Brounev Tantal, and the Aegis Mythra. She provides eyewitness accounts proving that Mor Ardain did not issue the attack and that it was the work of Torna.

Niall's "Death"

Mòrag holds Niall's body

She helps the party again in Indol, where Bana plans to use Giga Rosa to kill Raqura and Niall to start a war for profit. They defeat Bana, but he activates a self destruct feature that fatally wounds Niall. Mòrag is distraught by her brother's apparent death, but while Dromarch draws the party away for secrecy, Nia uses Blade powers to revive Niall. Afterwards, Mòrag is loathe to leave Niall's side, but Niall insists that she accompany Rex on his travels to Elysium. Niall also gives her Aegaeon's Core Crystal, as he believes he is unfit to be a Driver. Mòrag becomes a permanent party member, and accompanies Rex for the rest of his journey.

Heart-to-Hearts

Mòrag takes part in fourteen Heart-to-Hearts:

General stats

Level Max HP Max Strength Max Ether Max Dexterity Max Agility Max Luck
1 405 21 22 35 26 20
99, no modifier 6,750 358 366 314 238 340
99, full affinity chart 6,750 378 386 334 283 360

Thought Cloud

These are Mòrag's Idea Stats upon joining the party.

  • Bravery - Lv. 6
  • Truth - Lv. 3
  • Compassion - Lv. 4
  • Justice - Lv. 3

Default Blades

These are Mòrag's default Blades obtained by progressing through the game's main story. These Blades are exclusive to Mòrag and later Rex, but cannot be used by anyone else.

Name Role Element Default Core Chip Obtained
Brighid TNK
Fire
- Mòrag's default Blade when joining the party.
Aegaeon TNK
Water
Lead Chip By resonating with Aegaeon's Core Crystal, obtained after defeating Giga Rosa in Chapter 6.

Arts

New Game Plus Arts

New weapons and Driver Arts are obtainable upon New Game Plus, after finishing the game and installing Patch (Ver.1.3.0).

DLC Arts

The following weapons are exclusive to the Expansion Pass.

Favorite Items

Affinity Chart

Mòrag's Affinity Chart contains the following skills.

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Arts Relay Lets you use a Driver Art after canceling a Driver Art. 750
Imperial Footwork Increases Agility by 20. 250
Etherology Increases Ether by 20. 500
Basic Discipline Increases auto-attack damage by 20%. 375
Initiative I Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to X at the start of battle. 625
2 Vigilance Increases Dexterity by 20. 1,000
Alchemy Boosts the effect of HP Potions by 20%. 1,500
Initiative II Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to Y at the start of battle. 2,500
Martial Prowess Restores 3% HP when cancelling an auto-attack with a Driver Art. 3,000
Charmed Life Increases Luck by 20. 2,000
3 Imperial First Aid Increases the HP restored when reviving a teammate by 15%. 3,000
Initiative III Allows use of the Driver Art assigned to B at the start of battle. 6,000
Physical Discipline Increases Strength by 20. 4,000
Imperial Pursuit Adds 20% to damage ratio after cancelling an auto-attack. 5,000
Ultimate Footwork Boosts Agility by 10%. 2,000

Hidden Affinity Chart

Mòrag's Hidden Affinity Chart contains the following skills.

Tier Name Effect SP
1 Inspiration Slightly fills the Party Gauge when an "Excellent" is scored during a Special. 3,750
Silent Bloodshed Increases damage dealt by a surprise attack by 50%. 2,500
Instant Chain Adds a 10% chance of attacking again after a successful auto-attack. 7,500
Blade Alliance Boosts recharge for Specials after canceling by 20%. 6,250
Survival Training Increases maximum HP by 200. 5,000
2 Ultimate Etherology Boosts Ether by 10%. 10,000
Life's Flow Increases HP restored to self (not using HP Potions) by 10%. 5,000
Cool Focus Boosts Dexterity by 10%. 7,500
Warrior's Resolve Boosts maximum HP by 10%. 15,000
Divination Boosts Luck by 10%. 12,500
3 Imperial Pride 50% chance to survive hit with 1 HP + 5 secs invincibility (once per battle). 30,000
Legendary Skill Slightly fills the Party Gauge for each critical hit delivered. 10,000
Golden Oportunity Increases attack power ratio at the start of a Chain Attack. 20,000
Battle Stance Boosts Strength by 10%. 25,000
Cheer Master Increases Affinity by 25% after winning a Special button challenge. 15,000

Battles

Mòrag is fought as a boss three times during the game.

She is first encountered at level 15 at the Torigoth's Relay Base in the Gormott Province (Chapter 2).

Mòrag is later fought at level 31 in Alba Cavanich at Kedeigh Gate in the Empire of Mor Ardain, accompanied by three Ardainian Soldiers (Chapter 4).

She is battled one final time at the First Low Orbit Station, while Rex is the only playable character (Chapter 10).

Details

  • She can guard attacks from any side.
  • Her level during the final confrontation is the same as the one she had right before the battle.

Enraged

Trigger HP have been reduced below 50%.
Effects Critical hit rate increased by 15%.
Ether increased by 20%.
Damage received from elemental weakness increased by 30%.
Element None


Arts

Art Type Element Hits Range Damage Ratio Reaction Effect
Hellfire Physical - 1 One target 150 Knockback -
Radiance Physical - 3 One target 250 Knockback -
Blaze Ether - 1 Front 200 Knockback -
Judgment Ether - 3 One target 300 Break / Topple -


Brighid

During her battles Mòrag fights alongside Brighid, who increases her agility by 15%.

Stats

Element Weapon Auto-attack Stability Critical Rate Block Rate
Fire Whipswords 203 8 10% 47%


Blade Specials

Art Type Element Hits Range Damage Ratio Reaction Effect
Heat Haze Ether - 4 Circle 300-340 - -
Will-o'-the-Wisp Ether - 16 One target 400-440 - Increases damage dealt to launched enemies by 100%-110%.
Swirling Dragon Physical - 11 One target 500-550 - Increases damage dealt by 100%-110% when HP is 30% or less.


In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mòrag is one of the characters who can appear on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC stage, Cloud Sea of Alrest, where she may be present in the background alongside Brighid. Mòrag also makes an appearance as a Spirit available on the Spirit Board as well as in the Adventure Mode's World of Light.

Etymology

Mòrag's last name, Ladair, may come from the Gaelic làidir, meaning strong. "Mòrag" is a common Celtic given name meaning "great".

Quotes

  • "There is still much to learn."
  • "Experience begets wisdom."
  • "A menace has us in its sights!"
  • "Brace yourselves!"
  • "Let them come!"
  • "They know not who we are!"
  • "We've been discovered!"
  • "Very well. Shall we dance?!"
  • "Dun't turn away! Trust in the bonds of fate!"
  • "We will forge a path, and none shall stand in our way!"
  • "It's too early to be complacent!"
  • "Let's end this swiftly!"
  • "Engaging the enemy!"
  • "Squad, hold your positions!"
  • "This should prove interesting to say the least."
  • "Perfect! I've been waiting to test my skills."
  • "I will show no mercy, even to the likes of you!"
  • "Do not underestimate them!"
  • "And so it begins!"
  • "Stay true to your disciplines!"
  • "Alright. Let's do it YOUR way!"
  • "Go for it, Rex!"
  • "Let's put that thought into practice, shall we?!"
  • "Excellent judgment, Nia!"
  • "Let's greet them with equal resolve!"
  • "Don't give into recklessness, Tora!"
  • "Pull yourself together, Zeke!"
  • "Show us what you've got, Ozhchlyrus Tantal!"
  • "I trust you to see this through."
  • "This should be interesting."
  • "Gah! A mere... flesh wound..."
  • "This is not the end!"
  • "The curtain closes!"
  • "Let this be a lesson to you!"
  • "An arresting display of strategy!"
  • "We're on top form!"
  • "There is much I wish to protect."
  • "Failure is not an option."
  • "One day we will perish. But it seems today is not that day."
  • "Now then, back to our initial objective!"
  • "A job well done, if I may say."

Post-Battle Dialogue

Main Cast

Team Rex
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Rex Rex "Hey, Mòrag, did you see me? That was a cool move, yeah?"
Mòrag Mòrag "It was a fine display of swordsmanship. I could learn a lot from it."
Condition: After watching the event "What Was Taken From God's Land" (Chapter 5).
Mòrag Mòrag "You've come a long way, Rex. Azurda has raised you well."
Azurda Azurda "Rex has always had the makings. I just pushed him a little."
Mòrag Mòrag "I'm getting somewhat grimy. You mentioned that you knew some hot springs, Mythra?"
Mythra Mythra "There were some I liked five hundred years ago. I hope they're still there."

Chapter 7 spoilers:

Mòrag Mòrag "The elders of Mor Ardain were fools to try to exploit you. You are no one's possession."
Pneuma Pneuma "Thank you, Lady Mòrag. I am lucky it was you they sent."

Team Nia
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Nia Nia "Everything fine with you, Mòrag? No injuries?"
Mòrag Mòrag "Not a scratch. But I may require skincare..."
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Dromarch Dromarch "I felt your gaze back there, Lady Mòrag. Can I help you?"
Mòrag Mòrag "Ah, that... I was just admiring your luxurious fur."

Chapter 7 spoilers:

Mòrag Mòrag "That was a good stance you had there, Nia. I could see how hard you were applying yourself."
Nia Nia (Ch 7 Form) "Uh, thank you! It means a lot coming from you."

Team Tora
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Tora Tora "Tora wonders if he will ever be as powerful as Mòrag."
Mòrag Mòrag "Strength is relative, Tora. You must find your own personal strength."

Chapter 8 spoilers:

Poppi QTπ Poppi QTπ "Poppi admires Mòrag's grace."
Mòrag Mòrag "I'd be more than happy to teach you standard Ardainian movements."

Team Mòrag
Brighid Brighid "I guard Lady Mòrag with my life. Don't forget it."
Mòrag Mòrag "Hear hear, Brighid. We go together, pride of the Empire emblazoned on our hearts."
Condition: After watching the event "What Was Taken From God's Land" (Chapter 5).
Mòrag Mòrag "Separate walks of life united on the same front. I'm starting to warm to this idea."
Brighid Brighid "I concur. I'll have to jot down this observation in my journal."

Team Five

Chapter 5 spoilers:

Zeke Zeke "Mòrag, you've gotta teach me your thingy with the blue flames. Snazzy as hell!"
Mòrag Mòrag "'Snazzy'? I see. I had forgotten that some Drivers value style over substance."

Multiple
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Rex Rex "We don't know what's coming, so we have to be ready for anything!"
Pyra Pyra "Let's rest for a moment. Anyone for tea?"
Mòrag Mòrag "Heed Pyra well. We should be ready for action at all times."
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Rex Rex "They don't call you the Empire's strongest Blade for nothing!"
Brighid Brighid "I am but a humble student of Lady Mòrag's greatness."
Mòrag Mòrag "Come now. Without Brighid by my side, I can hardly call myself a Special Inquisitor, can I?"
Condition: After watching the event "Easy Tunnel Through the Clouds" (Chapter 5).
Tora Tora "Phew, what a heated battle!"
Mòrag Mòrag "My apologies. Brighid may be partly to blame there."
Pyra Pyra "Ah, that might be on me. Sorry!"
Condition: After watching the event "What Was Taken From God's Land" (Chapter 5).
Mòrag Mòrag "Rex, I notice you have a habit of leaving yourself open. Guard him well, Pyra."
Pyra Pyra "On it!"
Brighid Brighid "Lady Mòrag, if I may. You seem very fond of the boy."

Chapter 5 spoilers:

Condition: New Game Plus not activated.
Mòrag Mòrag "That couldn't have gone more smoothly."
Zeke Zeke "Believe me, if I'd used the Eye of Shining Justice, it would have."
Rex Rex "Please remember to use that thing when the going gets tough, okay?"
Nia Nia "If there's anyone I'd entrust my life with, it's you Mòrag."
Zeke Zeke "Hello, I'm right here!"
Mòrag Mòrag "I admit that I played a significant role. More battling, less prattling if you please."
Mòrag Mòrag "It's a wonder we were able to make it through that one."
Tora Tora "Meh! All thanks to Tora!"
Zeke Zeke "With the Zekenator on call, no battle is too tough!"
Mythra Mythra "Rex, come here! Look at the state of you, you're a total mess."
Mòrag Mòrag "Don't be too harsh on Rex. I'll soon knock some Ardainian sense into him."
Pandoria Pandoria "The Prince is the same. Last week I had to remind him to put on pants."

Rare Blades

Chapter 6 spoilers:

Aegaeon Aegaeon "With you, me, and Brighid, the Empire has nothing to fear!"
Mòrag Mòrag "I wholly agree. Let us go forth to bring peace not only to the Empire, but to all races."

New Game Plus spoilers:

Mòrag Mòrag "I never imagined we'd be standing here on the battlefield side by side. Oh, not that you would remember..."
Akhos Akhos "I don't know how things were, but you're giving a great performance now!"
Azami Azami "My clairvoyant eye sees everything, you know."
Mòrag Mòrag "So nothing gets past you? I'll be sure to make a note of that."

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Mòrag Mòrag "Magnificent form, Corvin. Your swordplay puts us all to shame."
Corvin Corvin "Gee, thanks Mòrag! I'll give you a few pointers sometime."
Mòrag Mòrag "Ah, that will not be necessary. I will simply watch, from afar."
Dagas Dagas "Not much of a battle."
Mòrag Mòrag "You are indeed strong. But remember that power without restraint can be one's downfall."

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Mòrag Mòrag "That couldn't have gone more smoothly."
Elma Elma "Yeah, those were some nice moves! Keep it up, Mòrag."
Finch Finch "Morage, how are you so cool?! You like totally wiped the floor with them."
Mòrag Mòrag "You honor me. But there is one thing I must make clear. My name is Mòrag."

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Fiora Fiora "You know, Mòrag, you remind me of my big brother a lot."
Mòrag Mòrag "Back up there, Fiora. Surely you meant sister?"
Floren Floren "Mòrag, you're staring. Mind if I ask why?"
Mòrag Mòrag "My apologies. I was simply fascinated by your appearance."

Herald Herald "Battle is a fruitless effort - all conflict must be resolved."
Mòrag Mòrag "It seems we share a common goal, you and I."
Kora Kora "Hey Mòrag, I wanna know about you. What kind of kid were you? What was Gormott like? Have you ever been in the guy's bathroom? What was the last Emperor like? What desserts do you like?"
Mòrag Mòrag "Now settle down. Bad memories aside, I'd be more than happy to recount my past."
Newt Newt "Lady Mòrag, please share with me the secret of your overwhelming power!"
Mòrag Mòrag "I'm afraid I have no hidden arts to teach you. I live to fulfill what is needed of me, nothing more."
Nim Nim "Ah, Mòrag! Please don't let the Ardainian Empire do any more harm to Alrest! It'll come back to bite you someday."
Mòrag Mòrag "I will take that to heart, just as long as you yourself abide by your own principles."

Perceval Perceval "Your form and stance is good, my lady."
Mòrag Mòrag "I am but a rookie in the grand scheme of life. I have much to learn from you, Sir Perceval."
Perun Perun "Fighting alongside you, Mòrag, is the crowning of my life as a knight!"
Mòrag Mòrag "Please, do not efface yourself on my behalf. We stand as equals."

Expansion Pass spoilers:

Mòrag Mòrag "The Poppibuster, eh? Not even the Empire's finest engineers are fit to create such a feat."
Poppibuster Poppibuster "Mòrag make Poppi metaphorically blush!"
Shulk Shulk "I'm honoured to fight alongside a soldier as accomplished as yourself, Mòrag."
Mòrag Mòrag "I too enjoy your company. I feel I stand to learn a great deal by traveling alongside you."
Zenobia Zenobia "How about we spar sometime, Mòrag? I feel like we'd learn a lot from each other."
Mòrag Mòrag "Heh, why not? Anything that gives me the opportunity to hone my skills."

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