From a particularly dogeared copy of ‘Research Team Guidelines’ by Archon Niniri Niri.
Spoken scholars who study the void often use a hierarchy of their own making to categorize the voidsent, commonly referred to as the voidal hierarchy. This structure attempts to place voidsent on a scale from one to twelve according to their strength and intellect, though it should be noted that this a hierarchy purely of spoken making and has no relevance to the voidsent’s actual standing in their home shard. The voidsent encountered by the forces of Eorzea typically fall as described below, though this list is by no means exhaustive.
12th Rung – Imps, Gnats, Deepeyes, Gremlins and Fopers
11th Rung – Devilets, Bombs and Gaelicats
10th Rung – Grenades, Flans and Hecteyes
9th Rung – Ogres, Vodorigas, Page 64s, Hellhounds and Demons
8th Rung – Personas and Parthenopes
7th Rung – Taurus and Lesser Gargoyles
6th Rung – Soulflayers, Bitoso, Boogymen, Cerberus, Greater Gargoyles and Demons of the Tome
5th Rung – Anchags, Arioch, Lesser Ahrimans, Troubadours and Caym
4th Rung – Arch-Demons, Greater Ahrimans, Lesser Succubi, Dahaks, Blackguards, Deathgaze, Lamashtu
3rd Rung – Lesser Nobles such as Feridad, Forgall, Arachne, Echidna, Louhi and Greater Succubi
2nd Rung – Greater Nobles such as Diabolos and Pazuzu
1st Rung – Voidal Rulers such as the Cloud of Darkness and Scathach