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Castle Sasune, also known as Sassoon Castle, is a location in Final Fantasy III. Located on the Floating Continent, it is in the same area as Ur and Kazus. According to a local soldier, the Red Mages are warriors who have mastered both the way of the sword and magic, and every soldier in Sasune aspires to become one.

StoryEdit

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The Warriors of the Light visit Sasune so as to obtain the castle's Mythril Ring and lift the Djinn's curse, but they find that Princess Sara Altney has taken it to the Sealed Cave, where the Djinn resides.

In the 3D versions, the party meets Ingus here, since he is unaffected by the Djinn's curse. Hoping to break the curse on the castle, Ingus joins the party to find the princess.

Later, after defeating the Djinn, the party returns here to cleanse the Mythril Ring used to seal him. This banishes the curse once and for all.

Spoilers end here.

ItemsEdit

Item Location Image
Blizzard Main Building, Third Floor FFIII Sasune Blizzard
Leather Shield Main Building, Third Floor FFIII Sasune Leather Shield
Bronze Knuckle Main Building, Third Floor
Phoenix Down Main Building Second Floor FFIII Sasune Phoenix Down
1,000 gil Main Building First Floor FFIII Sasune 1000 Gil
1,000 gil Main Building First Floor FFIII Sasune 1000 Gil 2
Holy Arrow x20 Left Tower Second Floor FFIII Sasune Holy Arrow 2
Wooden Arrow x20 Left Tower Third Floor FFIII Sasune Wooden Arrow 2
Wightslayer Left Tower Fourth Floor. Guarded by Griffin FFIII Sasune Wightslayer
Holy Arrow x20 Right Tower Second Floor FFIII Sasune Holy Arrow
Wooden Arrow x20 Right Tower Third Floor FFIII Sasune Wooden Arrow
Potion Right Tower Fourth Floor FFIII Sasune Potion
Wooden Arrow x20 Right Tower Fourth Floor FFIII Sasune Wooden Arrow 3
Bow Right Tower Fourth Floor FFIII Sasune Bow

EnemiesEdit

Note: Enemies are only encountered in the western tower.

Battle BackgroundEdit

FFIII Castle BG

Musical themesEdit

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"Return of the Warrior" from Final Fantasy III (DS)
Music-harp
FFIII - Return of the Warrior
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The background music that plays in Castle Sasune before the Djinn is defeated is called "Djinn's Curse", and is replaced by "Return of the Warrior" after the Djinn is killed.

Other appearancesEdit

Dissidia Final Fantasy / Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Sasune is present as a room for customized characters of the game's Multiplayer Mode Online Lobby. One of the rooms from the Online Lobby in Dissidia Final Fantasy is named Sasune.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

Castle Sasune is featured in the background of the "Eternal Wind" Field Music Sequence.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Castle Cornelia PSThis article or section is a stub about a location in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Castle Sasune FFIII

The people of Kazus have been transformed into ghostly apparitions by the Djinn, a being of fire and darkness. Now the Warriors of Light travel to Castle Sasune in search of a mythril ring to banish the Djinn and seal him away.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sasune most likely derives from Sassoon, a name historically most often associated with certain families of Iraqi Jews, but is also found among Armenian and Kurdish families, and the name for all three is derived from Sason (Armenian Սասուն, Sasoun; Hebrew שָׂשׂוֹן, Sāsōn; Kurdish Sason or Qabilcewz; Turkish Sason) in an area of eastern Anatolia to the west of Lake Van. The name is believed to be of Armenian origin.

TriviaEdit

  • In the Dawn of Souls and subsequent remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Sasune is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the Warrior job.
  • According to one of the Trivia Mognet Questions in Dissidia, Sasune is the kingdom where Prince Schneider hails from in I Want to be Your Canary.

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