Conde Petie (コンデヤ・パタ, Kondeya Pata?) is the city of the dwarven race in Final Fantasy IX, located on the Outer Continent. The city also doubles as a border gate to a mountain path that leads to the Iifa Tree and Madain Sari, the ancient city of the summoner race.
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.
- “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
When the party first arrives at Conde Petie, Vivi is surprised at the fact that the dwarves aren't scared of him, and confused as to why they speak to him as if they already knew him. When a black mage arrives to trade with the dwarves, Vivi is shocked and tries to approach him. The black mage flees frantically and Vivi chases him down until he loses sight of him beyond the entrance. Harold Pathknower mentions that if they're looking for the "pyntie-hets", they can find their village in the southeastern forest. Vivi tells Zidane that he wants to go there and the party leaves.
After the events at the Black Mage Village, the party learns that Conde Petie's Sanctuary could lead them to Kuja so they decide to go back to the dwarven town. Once there, Garnet realizes that passage to the Sanctuary is only allowed to couples who get married. She quickly agrees to it, much to Zidane's surprise.
They go through the ceremony and, depending on the player's choice, Vivi and Quina may either get married as well or simply sneak past the guards during a ruckus caused by Eiko. With permission to enter the Sanctuary, the party moves onwards to the Mountain Path.
Upon finding Conde Petie, Zidane mentions that there is still no Mist and comments on the odd shape of the building. Quina runs inside, hoping to find "fine cuisine". When Zidane complains that all Quina thinks about is food, Garnet is quick to reply that all Zidane thinks about is girls.
The corridor has two areas. The first one grants access to the ATE's "Vivi And The Couple" and "Quina Accused". This is also where the player meets Harold Pathknower and Jenny Greeter.
In the second area of the corridor, the player meets Darcy Skywatcher and her brother Bryan Rootrunner, as well as viewing the ATE "Dagger And William".
The pathway is initially patrolled by Robert Dogherder and his dog. When the player returns to Conde Petie, after the events at the Black Mage Village, Father David Heavenguard can be found here.
The Inn is run by Margaret Miller and her lazy husband Granin Miller. The beds are on one side of the inn, while Helen Birdkeeper, Jinkus Emptybottle, Barbara Gibgab and Walter Teamaker chat and drink tea on the other side. The ATE "Quina Can't Communicate" can be activated here.
The inn cost is 100 gil.
This item shop is the location of Mogmatt that moogle. John Fruitbringer is usually found here.
Thomas Goldpiler is the owner of the Weapon shop of Conde Petie. The Watchman brothers, Matthew and Richard, faithfully guard the entrance to the Sanctuary. Eiko and Mog are first seen here, sneaking away after stealing food.
The Shrine is where Father David Heavenguard conducts the ritual ceremonies. Couples stand on the large Kirkboat in the middle of the shrine. Talking to Vivi here will earn the player the "Hungry Bryan" ATE. This is also where Kelley Fingerwaver and Derek Stonehammer are found.
Goldpiler's Weapons StallEdit
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- The dwarves in Final Fantasy IX say "Rally-Ho", an alternate romanization of the classic dwarven slogan, Lali-ho, from earlier Final Fantasy titles.
- The village name, Conde Petie, is also the name of Chef le Tonberry's legendary dish in Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2.
- 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.