I will protect Burmecia. You have my word.
Burmecia, Realm of Eternal Rain is a city-state in the northwestern part of the Mist Continent on Gaia in Final Fantasy IX. It is Freya Crescent's hometown. Inhabited by the Burmecians, Burmecia is a walled, multi-leveled, and warren-like city built around the king's palace and showered by constant rain. In comparison to Lindblum's industrial revolution style and Alexandria's high medieval style, Burmecia has a distinctly Gaelic or Norse design style.
Burmecia is the only nation on the Mist Continent that lies below the Mist, though the constant rain that falls over the area there may dissipate the harmful aspects of the Mist. The Burmecians train to become Dragon Knights.
It is unclear when the kingdom of Burmecia was formed, but it is sometime before the summoner tribe left Alexandria, as the Desert Star was given to the kingdom for safe keeping around year 1300. The question of the ownership of the Desert Star triggered a civil war.
Some of the citizens of Burmecia separated from the main populace due to the Burmecians' taste for war and migrated to the Vube Desert, where they created their own nation of Cleyra. Though two different nations, both the Burmecians and Cleyrans are of the same heritage. The Desert Star was brought to Cleyra and it powers the sandstorm that shields the city from the outside world.
Freya Crescent grew up in Burmecia, and was romantically involved with Sir Fratley. Fratley left Burmecia and never returned. Unable to get over her loss, Freya left Burmecia as well to search for him. During her travels she met Zidane Tribal. Freya partakes in the Festival of the Hunt in Lindblum hoping to meet Fratley, and ends up aiding Zidane in felling the Zaghnol, the strongest monster at the hunt. After the festivities word arrives that Burmecia has been attacked by the Alexandrian army of black mages led by Kuja and General Beatrix. The city was taken with great loss on the Burmecians' side, although many fought to the death to defend the citadel and its lord.
By the time Zidane and the party arrive, the city is in ruins, with the scattered bodies of the Burmecian soldiers and citizens strewn throughout the city. Zidane must collect the Protection Bell from under the King's bed to unlock the door that leads to the ruined palace courtyard, where they meet several fleeing Burmecians, including one that Zidane saves from being crushed by collapsing rubble. In a secluded armory room, the party meets Stiltzkin.
They scale a decrepit statue to the apex of the palace, where Queen Brahne, Kuja, and Beatrix wait. Beatrix defeats the party, and Brahne plans to invade the neighboring city of Cleyra. Beatrix follows her, and Kuja mocks the party before mounting his Silver Dragon, taking off into the skies.
It is revealed that many of the surviving Burmecians (including the King) took refuge in Cleyra. Their shelter is short-lived, as Brahne summons the eidolon Odin to destroy the town. Burmecia, unlike Lindblum and Alexandria, is never rebuilt, but after reuniting after the former's adventure with Zidane is over, Freya and Fratley discuss rebuilding it. The Burmecians are scattered across Gaia, even as far as Esto Gaza.
If the party travels to Burmecia after felling Soulcage at the Iifa Tree, the rain no longer falls, suggesting that the city's climate has something to do with the Mist. When the Mist reappears after Terra's destruction, the city is again plagued by never-ending rain.
It has been five years since Freya left her home. Standing at the gate she declares she is no longer the selfish child she was when she left, and it is time to serve her kingdom as a dragon knight again.
Upon entering the suburb the player find many Burmecian soldiers injured on the floor unable to talk. The Cancer Stellazzio coin can be found behind a toppled cart in the first area. In the second suburb area when approaching the injured couple on the floor Zorn and Thorn will appear on the balcony above and summon two Type A black mages to attack the party. Once defeated Zorn and Thorn will retreat, allowing the player to enter the residence.
Enter the door on the right to find a soft on the ground floor and a mimic on the upper floor. This battle can be avoided. If fought the Mimic will repeatedly summon Magic Vice, Quina Quen can use eat to learn Magic Hammer. Continue left and go past the protection door. In the next room walk slowly to reach the chest containing Germinas Boots. Running will cuase the landing to collapse and the chest will be lost. Now that the landing on the lower floor is bridged leave, return to where the party encountered Zorn and Thorn and enter the left door. On the ground floor are a potion and a soft, with another mimic on the upper floor. Go through the door and then in the next room climb through the window onto the balcony to jump across to the next room. Talk to the Burmecian solder who will mention the Protection Bell, which can then be found behind the bed. There is also an ether in the room. Now return to the protection door and use the bell to enter.
The pathway is a set of steps leading to Burmecia's Royal Palace. Freya starts to have doubts whether she can bear to see the palace un ruins, the party try to persuade her, Zidane want's to know who is behind the destruction and Vivi is searching for answers on his origins. Then the party meets Dan, a soldier fleeing with his family, who tells Freya she should flee too. Freya decides she will protect her home at any cost and continues to the palace.
Uptown Area Edit
Through the archway are Wei and Kal. Zidance urges the two to leave and go to Lindblum but Kal is too injured to move. Then the statue starts to fall and Zidane pulls Kal out of the way and saves him. Then another Burmecian, Gray, enters and helps Kal leave. Leave through the left door up the stairs to find a tent and a phoenix down. The chest at the end contains a mimic.
The door on the left takes is the armory, and the door on the right is the vault. The steps lead to the palace.
There is a treasure chest at the back of the room containing a Lightning Staff and a moogle to save. Stiltzkin will enter the room with another offer.
In this small room Freya finds the Mythril Spear
At the door to the palace Freya is distraught at the sight of the ruins, and what has become of the king. When she hears a voice inside she jumps to the top and enters the palace, the party have to slowly climb up. Once inside they see Queen Brahne and Beatrix which brings back a memory of Freya and Sir Fratley talking of Beatrix. He decides to leave to test his strength and promises Freya he will return to her...
A 'Mystery Man' then enters, and Queen Brahne talks of the victory his black mages brought. The Queen wants to find the King of Burmecia but Kuja tells her he has already fled to Cleyra. The a Burmecian soldier tries to attach the Queen, Zidane and Freya have to jump to his rescue, thus starting a difficult battle with Beatrix and ending Disc 1.
- Protection Bell
- Kupo Nut
- Soft x2
- Germinas Boots
- Ether x2
- Phoenix Down
- Mythril Spear
- Lightning Staff
- Note: The Hi-Potion, Soft, and an Ether must be bought from Stiltzkin.
One of the Stellazzio coins for Queen Stella is located in Burmecia. The Cancer is found behind the overturned cart in the first passageway by checking the area around the box on the left side for the coin.
Atla resides in the Treasure House, and gets a letter from Mogki in Lindblum Castle.
|Map of the Entire World in His Bag?|
From Mogki to Atla
I heard that Stiltzkin is heading
Check and see if he travels with a
He sends a letter to Monev at Cleyra's Trunk:
|No More Pointy Hats!|
From Atla to Monev
Kupo! Strange people came into town
Monev should be careful, too!
After the party returns from Terra, Kupo in Alexandria has a letter to Atla starting the sidequest to restoring Mognet Central:
From Kupo to Atla
I heard we haven’t received any mail lately,
It's supposedly a complicated machine.
They're missing something that makes
Atla sends a letter to Mogryo at Black Mage Village:
|That Special Something|
From Atla to Mogryo
We haven't been receiving mail, because the
I wonder how we can fix it? Kupo?
Do you think there's a special item
Stiltzkin is found in the city and sells a pack of Soft, Hi-Potion and Ether for 333 gil. If the player's inventory is full of any one item on Stiltzkin's item pack, he will not sell the items to the party. It is not mandatory to buy the items if one wants to keep meeting Stiltzkin, but if the party buys all of Stiltzkin's items in all locations he is found, he will reward the party with a Ribbon at the end of his journey in the North American and PAL versions of Final Fantasy IX.
Blu Mag Edit
All items bought from Atla's Mogshop.
|Needle Fork||3,100 gil|
|Glass Armlet||250 gil|
|Mythril Gloves||980 gil|
|Steepled Hat||260 gil|
|Magus Hat||400 gil|
|Bronze Vest||670 gil|
|Linen Cuirass||800 gil|
|Phoenix Down||150 gil|
|Echo Screen||50 gil|
|Eye Drops||50 gil|
Other appearances Edit
The black mages have left the capital of Burmecia in ruins. Freya is furious at the destruction, and the party hurries to the palace.
Musical themes Edit
|"Kingdom of Burmecia"|
|Trouble with the audio sample?|
Burmecia has its own theme music titled "Kingdom of Burmecia" played throughout the location. It is a rather sorrowful theme that heavily emphasizes a 4:6 polyrhythm and consisting mainly of a choir and a church organ (the latter in the background). This theme is also incorporated in "Freya's Theme" and "Unforgettable Silhouette".
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