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Elfheim, also known as Elfland, is a town in the original Final Fantasy. Located southwest of Cornelia, it is the home of the elves.

Story Edit

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The prince of the elves is put into a deep sleep by Astos, the king of the dark elves. As the Warriors of Light, the party is asked by the kingdom of Elfheim for their help in order to defeat Astos. After they defeat Astos at the Western Keep and get an herb from Matoya to awaken the prince, he responds by giving them the Mystic Key, allowing them to get the explosives from Cornelia to give to the dwarves.

Spoilers end here.

Shops Edit

Items Edit

Elfheim Item Shop

Elfheim's item shop.

Name Cost
NES & PS (Normal) PS (Easy), GBA & PSP
Potion 60 gil 40 gil
Antidote 75 gil 50 gil
Gold Needle 800 gil 500 gil
Echo Grass N/A 50 gil
Tent 250 gil 160 gil
Cottage 3,000 gil 2,000 gil
(PS only)

Weapons Edit

Elfheim Weapon Shop

Elfheim's weapon shop.

Name Cost
NES & PS (Normal) PS (Easy), GBA & PSP
Iron Nunchaku 200 gil 160 gil
Dagger 175 gil 140 gil
Crosier 200 gil 160 gil
Saber 450 gil 360 gil
Mythril Sword 4,000 gil 3,200 gil
(PS only)

Armor Edit

Elfheim Armor Shop

Elfheim's armor shop.

Name Cost
NES & PS (Normal) PS (Easy), GBA & PSP
Iron Armor 800 gil 640 gil
Copper Armlet 1,000 gil 800 gil
Iron Shield 100 gil 80 gil
Leather Cap 80 gil 65 gil
Helm 100 gil 80 gil

Level 3 White Magic Edit

Elfheim White Magic Shop

Elfheim's Level 3 White Magic shop.

Name Cost
NES & PS (Normal) PS (Easy), GBA & PSP
Cura 1,500 gil 1,000 gil
Diara 1,500 gil 1,000 gil
NulBlaze 1,500 gil 1,000 gil
Heal 1,500 gil 1,000 gil

Level 3 Black Magic Edit

Elfheim Black Magic Shop

Elfheim's Level 3 Black Magic shop.

Name Cost
NES & PS (Normal) PS (Easy), GBA & PSP
Fira 1,500 gil 1,000 gil
Hold 1,500 gil 1,000 gil
Thundara 1,500 gil 1,000 gil
Focara 1,500 gil 1,000 gil

Level 4 White Magic Edit

Elfheim White Magic Shop

Elfheim's Level 4 White Magic shop.

Name Cost
NES & PS (Normal) PS (Easy), GBA & PSP
Poisona 4,000 gil 2,500 gil
Fear 4,000 gil 2,500 gil
NulFrost 4,000 gil 2,500 gil
Vox 4,000 gil 2,500 gil

Level 4 Black Magic Edit

Elfheim Black Magic Shop

Elfheim's Level 4 Black Magic shop.

Name Cost
NES & PS (Normal) PS (Easy), GBA & PSP
Sleepra 4,000 gil 2,500 gil
Haste 4,000 gil 2,500 gil
Confuse 4,000 gil 2,500 gil
Blizzara 4,000 gil 2,500 gil

Enemies Edit

Musical themes Edit

The background music that plays in Elfheim is Final Fantasy's "town theme."

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD Elfheim appears as an elven kingdom in this game, ruled by Frey, the Mysterious Old Ranger.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 Elfheim and the Elven Castle appear as ruins in World B, lying atop a small hill overlooking the region. In Confessions of the Creator a teleport stone lies here, and in some storylines a moogle sells items here. The entire southern region of World B is a snowfield called the Elven Snowfields after the city and castle.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit

Captain N: The Game Master Edit

Captain N - Elfland

Elfheim is never mentioned by name, but it is the home of the Prince and elves. Astos is trying to overthrow the Prince and take his kingdom.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

"Álfheimr" is one of the Nine Worlds of Yggdrasil in Norse Mythology. Álfheimr was inhabited by the light elves, and the name of the world literally translates as "elf home."

An elf is a type of supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore. Reconstructing the early concept of an elf depends almost entirely on texts in Old English or relating to Norse mythology. Elves entered the 20th-century high fantasy genre in the wake of works published by authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien.

Heim is German for "home".

Trivia Edit

  • In the WonderSwan, GBA, PSP and iOS versions, the left gravestone in Elfheim reads "Here Lies Link." This is a reference to Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda, as Link has an elf-like appearance. All the elves in Elfheim have a striking resemblance to Link from The Legend of Zelda as they wear green tunics, green hats, and have yellow hair.
    • In the Final Fantasy Origins version, the gravestone reads "May Erdrick rest in peace". In the English localization of the NES version of the game, the aforementioned tombstone says "Here lies Erdrick." Erdrick is a reference to a character in the Dragon Quest series. In the original Japanese NES version, however, the tombstone has always been for Link.

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