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Town of Alexandria.

The Kingdom of Alexandria is a fine country, ruled by Queen Brahne.

Alexandria (アレクサンドリア王国, Arekusandoria Ōkoku?) is both a kingdom and the capital of that kingdom, and for a time the capital of the Alexandrian Empire, on the planet of Gaia in Final Fantasy IX. The city is centered on a plateau in the northern Mist Continent, extending out over the Zamo and Gunitas basins.

A monarchy, it is ruled by Queen Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI and later Princess Garnet Til Alexandros XVII. Alexandria is known for its all-female army led by General Beatrix and a group of male knights in charge of protecting the city, known as the Knights of Pluto led by Captain Adelbert Steiner.

Story Edit

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Alexandria as it appears on the world map.

According to the Final Fantasy IX Ultimania[1], Alexandria was founded around 800 years ago after the other civilizations on Mist Continent collapsed.

After mist began appearing on the continent, its civilizations succumbed into warfare, eventually destroying each other. Alexandria was born out of the destroyed civilizations' remains and was the first kingdom built on high elevation, above the mist. At this time, the summoners still lived in Alexandria.

Around 500 years ago Alexandria was destroyed by a failed summoning experiment. Said eidolon's crystal was divided up into four pieces, one given to each of the ruling kingdoms on the continent, and one was kept by the summoner tribe who left the Mist Continent, migrating to the Outer Continent.

Despite most of the civilization having settled above the mist, smaller scale conflicts continued, mainly between the three major nations: Alexandria, Lindblum, and Burmecia, with Lindblum and Alexandria having a long history of recorded wars. This continued until the advent of mist-powered airships in Lindblum. Around 30 years ago, Lindblum's air force intervened during an Alexandrian conflict with Burmecia, which was resolved peacefully. Alexandria and Lindblum began diplomatic relations, and the wars that had been plaguing the continent came to a stop. South Gate and the Berkmea cable cars were built, so airships and travelers could pass freely between the two nations.


The Theater Ship Prima Vista approaches Alexandria.

When the kingdom celebrates Princess Garnet's 16th birthday a show is put on by the Tantalus Theater Troupe: a performance of Lord Avon's famous play I Want to Be Your Canary. The Tantalus Troupe is actually hired by Regent Cid Fabool IX of Lindblum to kidnap Princess Garnet to ask her about her mother's recent and unusual behavior.

In a twist of events, Garnet wants to be kidnapped because she believes her mother has been acting strange lately. Tantalus member Zidane follows Garnet to one of Alexandria Castle's towers as she attempts to flee from the city. The two grab the theater ship's lines and swing onboard, but Steiner, the captain of the Knights of Pluto, pursues them.

All three, including the confused black mage Vivi Ornitier, end up on center stage. The play continues with some impromptu acting, but as Tantalus prepares the engines for departure, Queen Brahne realizes the scenario and orders the firing of an explosive Bomb onto the decks. The theater ship escapes Alexandria, but crash-lands in the Evil Forest.

Alexandrian Soldier Artwork

Alexandrian Soldier Artwork.

Alexandria is closely linked to the powerful regency of Lindblum, and when Garnet and the others arrive there, they converse with Regent Cid, who is worried about the Queen's behavior. It is later discovered that Brahne has been under Kuja's influence, a weapons dealer of sorts, who persuades her to take over the Mist Continent to further his own schemes.

When Garnet and Steiner return to Alexandria to confront the queen, Brahne uses an ancient extraction ritual to take Garnet's eidolons with which she attacks neighboring nations. Once the eidolon Odin destroys the city of Cleyra, Zidane, Vivi, and the Burmecian Freya Crescent warp into Alexandria Castle via teleportation pods on the Red Rose airship.

They join Steiner in liberating Garnet from the castle basements and are forced to fend off a slew of Bandersnatches set upon them by the queen. The party is split up at the castle antechamber: Zidane, Vivi and Garnet flee to Treno, while the others stay to slay the Bandersnatches, and in the chaos, Brahne readies her naval fleet for the Outer Continent.

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Alexandria under attack.

Queen Brahne comes to her senses after suffering a mortal wound inflicted by Bahamut, which Kuja had captured from her. The queen perishes on the Outer Continent shores, and Garnet prepares to be crowned the new ruler of Alexandria. Kuja orders Bahamut to torch the city and during the attack, the eidolon Alexander defends the castle, summoned by Eiko Carol and Garnet, who have brought its four crystal fragments together.

After Alexander destroys Bahamut, Kuja's master Garland appears with the Invincible and wrecks the city and the castle with a single blow. The devastation shocks Garnet to such degree she becomes mute, but vowing to avenge her kingdom she joins Zidane and the others in hunting down Kuja to discern his true intentions. After the party rescues Cid's estanged wife Hildagarde Fabool from Kuja's Desert Palace, Garnet returns to Alexandria and visits her mother's grave where she recovers from her muteness and cuts her hair short with Zidane's dagger as a symbol of moving on from her loss. Garnet and her new friends eventually hunt down Kuja and Garland and put an end to their schemes, and afterward Garnet returns to Alexandria to rule. The town is rebuilt to its former glory, as some time later Tantalus once again returns to perform I Want to Be Your Canary.

Locations Edit

The city is not as large as Lindblum, so there is no real need for an air cab service. This is partially because Alexandria isn't as technologically advanced as Lindblum. Therefore, the only way to get around town is on foot. Alexandria's natural setting over a lake separates the castle from the city proper, and a rowing ferry serves as transport between the two locations.

The city is badly damaged after it is ravaged by Bahamut and the Invincible, but as in Lindblum, residents begin to rebuild the city, allowing it to be partially explored in later discs.


A section of the main street.

Main street

The game begins here on the main street, with Vivi watching the Prima Vista cross the city. In the south, the street leads to the town exit that has a statue in the middle of the square. North onwards leads toward the castle. The street is lined by many residences and a tavern. The player can race against Hippaul in a minigame here at the beginning of disc 3. Among the cobbled streets, there seems to be a mosaic of Alexandria Castle with a star shining above it, alluding to Alexandria Castle's secret.


Morning Star Bar.


The pub is found along the main street. The player can find some gil here on the floor and get a tutorial for playing Tetra Master if they find Alleyway Jack in the alley. At the beginning of disc 3, when the player is in control of Vivi in Alexandria, they can find Zidane here.


Town Square.

Town Square

The town square is at the center of town. The north leads to the castle, and there are shops and an inn around the square. The ticket office in the middle checks patrons' tickets when they come to see I Want to Be Your Canary. The player can play the Jump Rope minigame at the start of the game and obtain the Alexandria card from a girl (discs 3/4).


The inn.


The inn is located by the town square and is run by Hippaul's family. The guests' rooms are upstairs, and there is a balcony overlooking the town square from the inn. The inn is packed at the beginning of the game due to the performance of I Want to Be Your Canary at the castle.


Ruby's theater.

Mini Theater

After being left behind in Alexandria, the Tantalus member Ruby opens a mini theater in the alley, but she has trouble finding good actors for her shows. She hires Lowell Bridges, the star of the Theater District in Lindblum, but upon seeing Ruby's tiny theater, Lowell does nothing but complain of how his talents are being wasted. The item to be obtained to solve the Mognet Central sidequest can be obtained from Ruby but only after hearing the clue that the item is somewhere in Alexandria.


Alexandria Steeple.


Kupo, the local moogle, makes his residence here and can record the player's progress as a save point. At the start of the game, Stiltzkin visits Kupo before embarking on his travels, and he can be found in the steeple again near the end. The player starts the Mognet quest here by receiving a letter from Kupo, who also plays a role later on disc 4 if the player does the Mognet Central sidequest; Kupo will hint that the required item is somewhere in Alexandria. From disc 3 onwards, the player can play the jump rope minigame here if either Vivi or Eiko are in the party. Hippaul has hidden some Tetra Master cards in the bell.


The rooftops of Alexandria.


Puck leads Vivi on the rooftops of Alexandria from the steeple during the pair's attempt to sneak in to watch I Want to Be Your Canary. Using the ladder, the two can get across gaps between the buildings, and there are treasures to be found in the houses' chimneys.

Alexandria Castle Edit

Main article: Alexandria Castle

Alexandria Castle is the most prominent landmark of Alexandria with its enormous crystal pillar in the middle of the castle. The castle is the home of the royal family and is guarded by the Knights of Pluto, as well as members of Squad Beatrix. The castle has vast libraries, a dungeon, and an ancient underground tunnel leading to Treno.

Treasure Edit

Bell Tower
  • Ironite card
  • Goblin card
  • Fang card
Hippaul Racing only
Jump Rope only

Phoenix Pinion, Hi-Potion and Elixir can be bought from Stiltzkin for 777 gil.

Bell Tower
After Destruction

Quests Edit

Jump Rope Edit

Main article: Jump Rope

Jump rope is a minigame the player can participate in as Vivi in Alexandria at the beginning of the game by approaching the girls jumping rope to the left of the ticket booth. Later, the girls relocate to the steeple, and Eiko can also play at this point. The minigame yields rewards such as gil, rare cards, and a rare key item. The field icon indicates when the player should jump. The rhythm of the game varies as the player gets a higher total.

Meeting with Alleyway Jack Edit

At the beginning of the game, the player can hear rumors of an "Alleyway Jack" who knows a lot about Tetra Master. The player can meet him in the alley west of the town square, but if the player lets Alleyway Jack walk across the screen and leave the area, they miss the chance of talking to him. After meeting him, the player can talk to him in the tavern, and he will explain he rules of Tetra Master.

Find a missing cat Edit


The cat found.

On disc 1, there is a boy called Tom who has lost his cat, Mittens, near the steeple by the lake. The cat can be found in the very first area of the city, where the statue is found in the middle. Talking to the boy after having found the cat nets the player the Bomb card.

Hippaul's hidden cards Edit


Hippaul's treasure.

Hippaul has hidden his valuable Tetra Master cards at the top of the steeple. If the player looks there at the beginning of the game, they find generic monster cards, but if they check during disc 3, they will find eidolon cards for Shiva and Ramuh.

Mognet Edit

See also: Mognet (Final Fantasy IX)

The player can start the Mognet sidequest by accepting a letter from Kupo in the steeple at the start of the game. On disc 4, the player can start a chain of deliveries to complete the Mognet Central quest, where the letters eventually point that the item Artemicion needs to fix Mognet is in Alexandria. After getting this clue, the player can get the Superslick key item from Ruby in the mini theater.

If the player attempted the skipping mini-game with Vivi at the beginning in Alexandria, and skipped at least 50 times, when the player meets Mosh (while controlling Steiner) in Alexandria Castle, he will have received the following letter from Kupo:

Skipping Champion Appears!
From Kupo to Mosh
There was a kid who skipped
[#]* times in a row today!
It was amazing! Kupo!
How did he do that?
Can Mosh skip [#]* times?
My best record is [#]*!
*The number is based upon the player's highest record in the minigame. Kupo's record is always the third of Vivi's.

When the party first meets Mosh in the Alexandria Chapel, he will have a letter:

Rumor about Princess Garnet
From Kupo to Mosh
Kupo! What's going on in Alexandria!?
Soldiers are everywhere!
I heard a rumor that Princess Garnet
returned to Alexandria!
Princess Garnet left the castle, but
I guess she [still believes/suspected]* Queen Brahne!

* When Garnet is captured by Queen Brahne, the player is given a choice answer. If they say "Believe her", then this letter will say "still believes". If they say "Don't Believe her", then this letter will say "suspected".

Mosh sends a letter to Monty, who has escaped Evil Forest to Pinnacle Rocks: The letter the party delivers from Mosh to Monty:

Escaping Evil Forest
From Mosh to Monty
Monty! Were you able to escape Evil Forest? Kupo!
I think this continent is heading for
some serious disaster! It might be
too late by the time we realize it.

The letter the party delivers from Kuppo to Kupo:

The Most Important Thing in Life
From Kuppo to Kupo
Fossil Roo is very comfortable!
I like it here. Kupo!
We play hide-and-seek every day!
The most important things in life
are to work hard and play hard! Kupo!

After getting Kuppo's letter, Kupo will have another letter:

From Mogrika to Kupo
Even Moogles want to look beautiful!
I use my special item very carefully.
You don't come across it very often.
It's very special to me, Kupo!

After Zidane joins the party, Kupo will have another letter:

My Vagabond Life
From Stiltzkin to Kupo
Alexandria is a great place to be.
It's comfortable and fun.
The travel bug stung me once again.
So, I'm going on another trip.

If the player played the Hippaul racing minigame in Alexandria, Kupo will send a letter to Mogrich in Treno's Knight's House:

New Champion
From Kupo to Mogrich
There's an amazing new champion sprinter
in the town of Alexandria!
The sprinter's name is [Hippaul/Vivi]*.
He's amazing! Remember his name! Kupo!

* If the player beat lv. 60 in the Hippaul mini-game, Vivi will be the name. If not, it's Hippaul.

After the party returns from Terra, Kupo has a letter to Atla in Burmecia starting the sidequest to restoring Mognet Central:

Something Missing
From Kupo to Atla
I heard we haven’t received any mail lately,
because the machine in Mognet Central
broke down, kupo.
It's supposedly a complicated machine.
They're missing something that makes
the machine run smoothly, kupo.

The letter the party delivers from Noggy to Kupo is the final letter in Mognet:

A letter from Noggy to Kupo
I now know what's needed to run the machine
In Mognet Central! It's "Superslick"!
I heard a rumor about it!
The rumor said that someone in Alexandria
Has it! That’s what I heard! Kupo!
Find it and send it to Central right away!

Racing Hippaul Edit

Main article: Hippaul#Racing Hippaul

Hippaul can be challenged to a footrace at the beginning of disc 3. The race is available for a short time only, and the opportunity to race him ends as the player agrees to see Ruby's play. Hippaul can be found on the main street in Alexandria. The player controls Vivi and must press Square and Circle in succession to beat him. Prizes include the rare key item Athlete Queen as well as Genji and Ribbon cards.

Nero Brothers' gambling minigame Edit

The Nero Brothers host a gambling minigame at the start of disc 3 in Alexandria's weapon shop. The minigame is only available when the player controls Zidane. The minigame is basically a shell game: The three brothers will shuffle their positions and ask the player to identify one of them. After a correct answer, the player is given a choice to continue or stop and receive a reward. After a wrong answer, the player loses the money they paid for the game. The only reward is gil, and the prize sum rises all the way up to 25,600.

The player can use the Start to pause the game during the shuffle to make it easier.

Blu Magic Edit

Outside Alexandria on the world map the party can encounter Bombs and Bandersnatches. Quina can eat them to learn Mustard Bomb and Pumpkin Head respectively.

Shops Edit

Doug's Item Shop is the only store available at the beginning of the game, and at that time, it does not stock Hi-Potions, Echo Screen, Soft, Remedy or Annoyntments.

Alchemist's Synthesis Shop Edit

Item Price (gil) Components
The Ogre 700 Mage Masher, Mage Masher
Exploda 1,000 Mage Masher, Mythril Dagger
Rune Tooth 2,000 Mythril Dagger, Mythril Dagger
Angel Bless 9,000 Mythril Dagger, Gladius
Cotton Robe 1,000 Wrist, Steepled Hat
Silk Robe 2000 Silk Shirt, Bandana
Magician Robe 3,000 Mage Staff, Magician Cloak
Desert Boots (after getting Blue Narciss) 300 Leather Hat, Leather Shirt
Yellow Scarf (after getting Blue Narciss) 400 Feather Hat, Steepled Hat
Glass Buckle 500 Glass Armlet, Leather Wrist
Germinas Boots 900 Desert Boots, Fork
Cachusha 1,000 Magus Hat, Rubber Helm
Coral Ring 1,200 Lightning Staff, Rod
Gold Choker 1,300 Linen Cuirass, Soft
Magician Shoes 1,500 Germinas Boots, Bone Wrist
Barette 1,800 Needle Fork, Barbut
Power Belt (after getting Blue Narciss) 2000 Glass Buckle, Chain Mail
Madain's Ring (after getting Blue Narciss) 3000 Bone Wrist, Stardust Rod
Fairy Earrings 3,200 Magic Armlet, Soft
Extension 3,500 Lamia's Tiara, Multina Racket
Reflect Ring 7,000 Anklet, Madain's Ring
Anklet 4,000 Gold Choker, Peridot
Feather Boots 4,000 Magician Shoes, Phoenix Pinion
Black Belt 4,000 Twist Headband, Survival Vest
Pearl Rouge 5,000 Moonstone, Elixir

Weapon Shop Edit

Item Price (gil)
Mythril Dagger 950
Gladius 2,300
Ice Brand 3,780
Partisan 1,600
Ice Lance 2,430
Cat's Claws 4,000
Poison Knuckles 5,000
Stardust Rod 760
Healing Rod 1,770
Lamia's Flute 3,800
Flame Staff 1,100
Ice Staff 980
Lightning Staff 1,200
Oak Staff 2,400
Pinwheel 200
Glass Armlet 250
Bone Wrist 330
Mythril Armlet 500
Magic Armlet 1,000
Mythril Gloves 980
Thunder Gloves 1,200
Lamia's Tiara 980
Ritual Hat 1,000
Twist Headband 1,200
Barbut 600
Mythril Helm 1,000
Gold Helm 1,800
Magician Cloak 1,850
Survival Vest 2,900
Brigandine 4,300
Mythril Armor 1,830
Plate Mail 2,320

Doug's Item Shop Edit

Item Price (gil)
Potion 50
Hi-Potion 150
Phoenix Down 150
Echo Screen 50
Soft 100
Antidote 50
Eye Drops 50
Remedy 300
Annoyntment 150
Tent 800

Enemy Formations Edit

Outside Edit

During Battle for Alexandria Edit

Tetra Master Edit

Tetra Master

Location: Win from skipping 200 times (Alexandria Square, Steeple; disc 1/3/4)
Got from talking to girl (Alexandria Square; disc 3-4)
Win from Gamble Grecchio (Treno Card Stadium; disc 3)
Win from Librarian (Daguerreo 2nd Floor; disc 3-4)
Win from Engineer Zebolt (Daguerreo 2nd Floor; disc 3/4)
Win from Strong Phantom (Memoria Lost Memory; disc 4)

Musical themes Edit

"Vivi's Theme" from Final Fantasy IX
FFIX Vivi's Theme
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While neither Alexandria nor its castle have official themes like the other nations in the Mist Continent, three different songs play whenever the party visits Alexandria. "Vivi's Theme" plays when the player has control of Vivi at the beginning of the game before I Want To Be Your Canary is performed.

"We're Thieves" plays during the party's visit at the beginning of disc 3, when the party is waiting for Garnet's coronation. "Unrequited Love" becomes the nation's main theme for the rest of the game, starting when Zidane laments about being in love with soon-to-be Queen Garnet.

Other appearances Edit

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Alexandria is present as a room for preset characters of the game's Multiplayer Mode Online Lobby.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Edit

Alexandria appears in the Field Music Sequence of "Over the Hill", and as the Battle Music Sequence during the Mist Invasion for "Something to Protect."

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Edit

Alexandria returns in the FMS and BMS for both songs.

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Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Itadaki StreetEdit

In Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Alexandria is present in this crossover between Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy as a stage.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

[view  · edit  · purge]Alexandria is a city founded and named by Alexander III of Macedon, and is the second largest city in Egypt. However, its name probably derives from the in-game lore, as it is the resting spot of the powerful eidolon Alexander.

Trivia Edit

  • One of the rooms from the Online Lobby in Dissidia Final Fantasy is named Alexandria.
  • At the beginning of disc 3, when Vivi reunites with Zidane, the player can leave Alexandria and see it from the World Map, before it is destroyed. This is the only time in the game the player can do this.
  • According to his concept art in the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania, Gilgamesh found his Excalibur in a hidden room in Alexandria.

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