Approximately 1,600 years prior to the events of Octopath Traveler, Aelfric concluded the battle between the twelve other gods and Galdera by sealing him away in the afterworld. To do this, he called down fire from the heavens, which would become the Sacred Flame.
The Sacred Flame is lighted in Flamesgrace, Saintsbridge, and Goldshore. Every twenty years, a member of the Order of the Flame is to become the Flamebearer. They retrieve Aelfric's Lanthorn from the Cave of Origin and performing the Kindling ceremony in the aforementioned locations.
Ælfric of Eynsham was an accomplished Anglo-Saxon abbot and writer.