- “Mysidia...the place where all this madness began.”
- —Cecil Harvey
Mysidia (ミシディアこく">ミシディア国, Mishidia Koku?, lit. Country of Mysidia) is a town in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Mysidia is inhabited by wizards, and is ruled by an Elder. It is the hometown of Palom and Porom, and is one end of the Devil's Road, which connects Baron and Mysidia. The Tower of Prayers is located in Mysidia, and is where the Elder prays for those he cares about.
According to the Settei Shiryuu Hen guide book, it was founded by the Sage Mingwu (alluding to Minwu from Final Fantasy II), who drifted ashore 500 years before the events of Final Fantasy IV, although this idea has seemingly since been discarded. Practicing magic was initially a benevolent hobby accessible to everybody, but people became corrupted by power and competition. Mingwu was enraged and sealed away magic, and the Old Age of Magic came to an end. He later restored magic but made it so that only certain persons could use it, and this became the start of the New Age of Magic.
The Dark Knight Cecil raids Mysidia with the Red Wings airship fleet to steal the Crystal of Water for the King of Baron. Later he washes ashore near Mysidia after being attacked by Leviathan, but the inhabitants of Mysidia, unforgiving of his actions, cast spells on him such as Toad, Pig, and Poison when he returns.
Mysidia's theme, "Mystic Mysidia", features some peculiar elements not found in many town themes throughout the series. Its fast tempo and the inclusion of a cuckoo bird's chirp within the rhythmic section are but a few of these. A rearranged version of the theme was included in Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon album. In The After Years, when the blue planet invaded in chaos by the True Moon in The Crystals chapter, the track "Castle Damcyan" is played instead. (More...)
Artwork of Scott from Final Fantasy II. The Prince of Kashuan and Gordon's brother, Scott was wounded defending Fynn Castle from the invading Palamecian Empire. Firion, Maria and Guy find him in Fynn, where he gives them his Ring before passing away. Gordon eventually takes Scott's place as the ruler of Kashuan and aspires to his courage and bravery.
In the Soul of Rebirth quest added in the Dawn of Souls release of the game, Scott becomes a party member, accompanying Minwu as his first ally in the Unknown Cave. He is modeled after an archetypal Red Mage, with balanced stats and a combination of physical power, offensive magic, and healing magic.