- “No. 1 Dreadnought class airship being the flagship of the 8th Fleet of the Archadian Imperial Army. The 8th fleet was assigned to the Galtea Tactical Force of the Western Armada, under the command of Judge Ghis. Fitted with a skystone made to resist the effects of jagd, the Leviathan was a linchpin of the Imperial Army's main force. Sunk in an explosion caused by the uncontainable reaction of the nethicite fragment known as the Dawn Shard.”
- —Leviathan, Sage Knowledge
The Dreadnought Leviathan (戦艦リヴァイアサン, Senkan Rivaiasan?) is an airship that serves as an unrevisitable dungeon in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. It is the flagship of the 8th Imperial Fleet of the Archadian Empire.
Final Fantasy XIIEdit
The Leviathan is the flagship of the 8th Imperial Fleet of Archadia, led by Judge Ghis. After the Resistance is caught trespassing the Royal Palace of Rabanastre, Princess Ashe is captured and taken aboard Leviathan. The player party is sent onboard the ship by Marquis Ondore to save her.
This is the only time in the game Leviathan can be explored. The Empire recaptures the party upon acquiring the Dawn Shard, and Ghis wants to test it by putting the shard in the ship's engine. At first the tests prove promising, but soon the shard reacts violently, compressing the Leviathan and incinerating the entire 8th Fleet in an explosion of mist.
A second Leviathan was built and is used by Ashe and Basch to join up with their friends. This Leviathan, though built by the Empire, was made as a Dalmascan flagship for its queen. It serves as a connection between Lemurés and Ivalice.
During the player's visit on the Leviathan in Final Fantasy XII the player can discover numerous treasures that have a chance of containing new weapons. The treasure in the southwest corner of the Port Section has a 90% chance of spawning, 60% to contain gil, but when it has items, it can be either a Reflectga Mote or Handaxe. A treasure in the northeast part of the Starboard Section can contain a Killer Bow.
The other treasures have common items and a few gambits, unless they contain gil.
- Imperial Gunner
- Imperial Magus
- Imperial Swordsman
- Imperial Hoplite
- Judge (Event Boss)
- Judge Ghis (Boss)
Consult the Weapons article for more information on individual weapons.
Consult the Armor article for more information on individual armor pieces.
Consult the Items for more information on individual items.
Consult the Accessories article for more information on individual accessories.
Consult the Magick article for more information on individual spells.
Consult the Gambits article for more information on gambits.
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The background theme for Leviathan is called "Defying the Empire" (帝国への挑戦, Teikoku e no chōsen?).
The airships in Final Fantasy XII are allusions to previous Final Fantasy games, the Archadian Imperial Fleets being named after summons. The Dreadnought was a battleship in Final Fantasy II, and Leviathan is a recurring aquatic summoned monster.
Dreadnoughts were a type of battleship popular in the first half of the 20th century before the advent of the aircraft carrier made them obsolete. They were gigantic heavily armored ships noted for an "all-big-gun" design that allowed for great firing range while being well-protected. The term "dreadnought" comes from the first major ship of this design, the 1906 HMS Dreadnought. The word means "fear nothing".
Biblical Hebrew לִוְיָתָן or לווייתן Liwyāthān "coiled") is a violent sea creature that is referred to in the Hebrew Bible as well as the Talmud and some other ancient Jewish texts. During the golden age of seafaring, the term Leviathan became synonymous with any large sea creature, sometimes describing whales. Bible scholars interpreted Leviathan to be either a demonic sea creature and an enemy of God.Leviathan (
The Talmud and other ancient Jewish sources refer to Leviathan more specifically as a sea serpent, sometimes with multiple heads capable of breathing fire, that was made on the fifth day of Creation. It is said that during the end of days, God will make tents, or sukkah, out of the skin of Leviathan for the righteous to live in. Some have speculated that Leviathan was based on a real animal, the most popular theory being the Kronosaurus and the Nile crocodile.
In some cultures it is believed that Leviathan lives at the bottom of Mariana Trench.
- After rescuing Ashe, the alarm will go off and endless soldiers will come. This is a decent spot to grind levels. If one is near death, they can simply go back to the cell block and use the Save Crystal and repeat the process. Also, seeing that the only enemies that come are soldiers, this spot makes good use of using gambits and Chaining.