He is the first boss fought in Ophilia's tale. As its name implies, it guards the First Flame located in the Cave of Origin. Unlike other bosses, Guardian of the First Flame is not an antagonist. Instead, it is simply a test which anyone who wishes to become the Flamebearer must defeat. Ophilia, performing the kindling in Lianna's stead, must defeat the guardian in order to take the flame.
Guardian of the First Flame is a huge golem which appears to be made out of a type of crystallized rock. It carries a large sword in its right hand and a large shield in its left hand.