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Plants that attack people... I guess they don't call it Evil Forest for nothin'.
The Evil Forest is a location in Final Fantasy IX. It is a vast forest which lies underneath the Mist at the foot of the cliffs immediately south of Alexandria, with the Ceebell River running through it. It has a tendency to petrify, and is inhabited by dangerous plants and monsters resulting from the Mist.
The Evil Forest is visited once at the beginning of the game and cannot be entered again. Approaching the entrance to the forest results in a message that says "Petrified. Cannot enter.". If the player rides Choco over the forest, he will walk over it as if it was solid ground rather than a regular forest that is walked through.
Many on board are scattered overboard and Garnet and the black mage Vivi are caught by a monster called Prison Cage. Zidane, a member of Tantalus, and Steiner, a knight of Pluto and Garnet's bodyguard, attempt to rescue them.
After saving Vivi, Steiner and the former contract a poison from the plant and return with Zidane to the Prima Vista crash site where Tantalus members Marcus, Blank, and Cinna are tending to the survivors. Benero and Zenero hold an uncooperative Steiner prisoner, and Blank and Zidane help Vivi. Zidane wants to save Garnet, but his boss Baku refuses to let him do it, insisting that Tantalus takes priority.
Zidane fights Baku for the right to leave Tantalus. Blank gives Zidane some medicine for Garnet, and Zidane sets off with Vivi and Steiner. Baku sends Blank after them with a Continental Map soon after and Blank helps Zidane, Vivi, and Steiner rescue Garnet from the Plant Brain.
Plant Brain's defeat awakes the forest that begins to petrify, with everything from trees and branches to monsters turning to stone. Zidane and his friends make a quick escape while being pursued by Plant Spiders. As Zidane is about to be grabbed by one, Blank pushes him out of the way and gets caught himself. He throws the Continental Map to Zidane before being fully petrified, and the rest escape the forest. After spending the night they leave for the Ice Cavern.
Baku orders Marcus to travel to Treno to source a Supersoft from a Treno nobleman. Marcus returns to the Evil Forest to rescue Blank, and the two make their way to Alexandria to assist Zidane in escaping the castle with Garnet and Vivi. Blank makes a full recovery and captains the Blue Narciss for the party.
- Blank's Medicine
- Continental Map
- Moogle's Flute
Near the crash site is a moogle named Mosco who has a letter for Zidane:
|How Ya Doin'?|
From Ruby to Zidane
Zidane! Are you alright?
I met an interesting stranger
I'll tell you more soon.
The letter the party delivers from Kupo in Alexandria Chapel to Monty at the Evil Forest springs:
|Prince on a White Horse|
From Kupo to Monty
I think Queen Brahne is up to something...
She might leave soon...
Maybe it's just my imagination...
Monty has another letter with him:
|Stiltzkin on Ice|
From Stiltzkin to Monty
I'm in a very cold place right now
But I guess this is why I travel:
Monty escapes the forest to Pinnacle Rocks as the forest petrifies. Mosh from Alexandria sends him a letter to ensure he is alright.
|Escaping Evil Forest|
From Mosh to Monty
Monty! Were you able to escape Evil Forest? Kupo!
I think this continent is heading for
- Goblin x2
- Goblin, Fang
- Fang x2
- Plant Spider x2
- Plant Spider x3
- Plant Spider x4
- Prison Cage (Boss)
- Plant Brain (Boss)
Garnet has been taken captive, and Zidane, Vivi, and Steiner must make their way through the Evil Forest to find her.
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