|“||Do you remember me? I was once known as a knight of Cornelia. Two thousand years from now...you killed me. I am Garland. Oh, you did defeat me. But the four great forces saved me by sending me back through time! Once here, I sent the four Fiends into the future...where they shall once again use the force great forces to send me into the past! In two thousand years, I will remember none of this.But I will be reborn again here. So even as you die again and again, I shall return! Born again into this endless circle I have created!||„|
The Fiends of Chaos are four monsters that steal the power of the elemental crystals. Without the power of the crystals, the world starts to decay and monsters begin to appear. In the final battle, Garland reveals that he had sent the Fiends 2000 years into the future (the present for the Light Warriors) in order to send him back to the past when the Light Warriors would defeat him. Thus creating a neverending loop in time. Each fiend is stronger than the last, ending with Tiamat, who declares himself to be far more powerful than the other three. After defeating all the Fiends the player must go into the past at the Shrine of Chaos. As you decend through the basement floors you fight enemies like the ones the Fiend controls, and then the Fiend in order to advance, until you reach BF 5, where Garland waits. In the Shrine the Fiends have been powered up, and can only offer 500 xp. They must be fought each time you go through the Shrine.
The Fiends are, in order of appearance;
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles: My Life as a King