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A single flat building shaped like a bridge, Conde Petie was built astride two Iifa roots. This location was chosen, according to Darcy Skywatcher, for its proximity to both the mountains and the forests and for its ample sunlight, which are considered sacred to the dwarves.
Conde Petie receives few visitors, save for "pyntie-het" traders from the Black Mage Village. In order to gain entry, visitors must say the dwarves' sacred greeting, "Rally-ho!" preferably with a wide mouth and raised hand. Nuts and berries, some of which are brought by black mage traders, are a staple food source, though they attract thieves. Boiled owl, seasoned oglop, fried rootbeans, and pumpkin bombs are also popular delicacies.
The symbol of Conde Petie is a Kirkboat, where Father David Heavenguard blesses marriages. Prior to the events of Final Fantasy IX, 99 couples had undergone the ceremony.
As with Esto Gaza, neither the town of Conde Petie nor the mountain path is accessible after the party has visited Terra, due to the presence of Iifa roots blocking all entrances.
"Now, hold on a sec, Dagger! Don't you get it? This is marriage, m-a-r-r-i-a-g-e!"
—Zidane to Dagger before the ceremony
The party must pass through Conde Petie to get to the Iifa Tree, but passage is allowed only for those who have just gotten married. Zidane and Garnet have a pretend marriage and are allowed through; Quina and Vivi may do likewise or sneak past during a ruckus caused by Eiko, depending on the player's choice.
While dwarves are a recurring race in Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy IX is the only game in which they have not lived underground. Also, whereas dwarves in previous games have been associated with living and seeing in the dark, Conde Petie's culture has a strong association with sunlight.