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Garamsythe waterway

Garamsythe Waterway.

Hey, lock this place up for me, will you? If Migelo finds out we've been down here, he'll tan our hides.
—Vaan to Kytes

The Garamsythe Waterway (ガラムサイズ水路, Garamusaizu Suiro?) is a location in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. It serves as the sewer system for the Royal City of Rabanastre. The Garamsythe Waterway is located underneath the city of Rabanastre accessed via Lowtown. After the Esper Zalera is defeated deep within the Barheim Passage a zoning point to the waterway becomes available.

The waterway is a labyrinth of water and passages with monsters roaming the pathways. The water's level can be adjusted to reveal lower pathways through the opening and closing of the sluice gates. The Sluice Gate Key can be obtained from Sorbet after completion of the White Mousse Hunt. The Esper Cúchulainn can be fought in the middle of the waterway by working the sluice gates. The waterway is also an important location for the Four Medallions Sidequest.

Because the waterway is of water terrain, all Water and Lightning attacks deal 20% more damage than normal, and Earth damage is halved.

Sage KnowledgeEdit

An underground waterway running deep beneath the Royal City of Rabanastre. Built and rebuilt over the centuries, no one alive knows all of its labyrinthine ways. Some are said to lead even to the royal palace. There are stairs leading down to the waterway in Lowtown, but they are normally barred to keep unwelcome visitors down in the sewers where they belong.
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StoryEdit

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In the manga version Princess Ashe and Lord Rasler fell into the waterway through a weak spot in a closed-off section of the Royal Palace of Rabanastre after Ashe spied on a Neo-Rozarria Faction meeting conspiring to kill her father, King Raminas B'nargin Dalmasca. Learning Rasler is not part of the faction, Ashe treated the wound he sustained when jumping in after her, but as it still smarted Ashe took his sword and led the way back to the palace.

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Balthier, Fran, and Vaan crash to Garamsythe Waterway.

Some years later, Vaan's adventure begins in the Garamsythe Waterway where he is hunting for rats until Kytes fetches him for Migelo. Vaan asks Kytes to lock the place up, because he does not want Migelo to discover he has been in the waterway. Vaan later enters the waterway having heard from Old Dalan it holds a hidden entrance to the Royal Palace. He is not the only one, as the Resistance moves their troops an d supplies via the waterway to strike the palace on the night of the fete, the effort being led by Vossler and Amalia.

While in the palace Vaan runs into two sky pirates, Balthier and Fran, and they crash into the waterway as the piece of nethicite Vaan stole from the palace drains the power from the sky pirates' hoverbike. Escaping from the Imperial troops through the sewers, they come across Amalia and team up with her. After battling the Firemane the group is cornered by Rabanastre's new consul Vayne Solidor and separated, Amalia taken by the Empire and Vaan and the sky pirates thrown into the Nalbina Dungeons.

The manga version expands on the events. Vaan forms a temporary alliance with Balthier and Fran to escape the waterway during the Resistance attack on the palace. Vossler realizes the insurgence was led into a trap and orders a retreat, but Ashe, accompanying him under the alias "Amalia", refuses to admit defeat. Vossler orders Ashe taken to safety through the Garamsythe Waterway, but the troops he sends with her are imperial informants and aware of her identity as the princess of Dalmasca.

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Fran kills a Firemane with a Quickening.

Ashe fights them off but is saved by Vaan. Vaan, Balthier, Ashe and Fran are met with a force of imperial soldiers with the insurgent traitors when a Firemane attacks them. Judge Ghis, who was appointed by Vayne to oversee the imperial counterattack, saves the insurgent traitors and defeats the Firemane, ordering the insurgents to take him to Ashe. The party defeats a second Firemane after which Ashe introduces herself as "Amalia" when Ghis finds them. Vaan attacks him and is thrown aside, and Balthier tells him Ghis is a Judge Magister who works for House Solidor. With Vaan knocked out and Ashe held captive Balthier and Fran fight Ghis, but are outmatched. Vaan, Fran and Balthier are sent to the Nalbina Dungeons, while Ghis has Ashe taken away aboard Dreadnought Leviathan.

LocationsEdit

  • Overflow Cloaca (to Lowtown)
  • Central Waterway Control
  • No. 11 Channel
  • No. 4 Cloaca Spur
  • No. 1 Cloaca
  • No. 3 Cloaca Spur
  • No. 10 Channel
  • West Sluice Control
  • Southern Sluiceway
  • East Sluice Control (to Barheim Passage)
  • East Waterway Control
  • East Spur Stairs
  • Central Spur Stairs
  • Northern Sluiceway
  • North Spur Sluiceway (to Royal Palace)


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TreasuresEdit

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Vaan in the Garamsythe Waterway.

See also: Treasure (Final Fantasy XII)

The waterway contains multiple treasures, but they are mainly common items and low level equipment, unless they have gil. With the Diamond Armlet equipped the treasures contain Knots of Rust as a common item, and Elixir or Hi-Ether as a rare item.

When Vaan is on his way to the palace he passes through the North Spur Sluiceway. It is possible to obtain two weapons here. Oak Staff in a treasure right in the middle of the area that spawns 65% of the time, has 70% chance to contain items instead of gil, and when it contains items it can be either the Oak Staff or a Potion. The treasure respawns. Right before the stairs leading up toward the palace there is a treasure that spawns 65% of the time, and when it contains an item, it yields a Mage Masher.

Northern SluicewayEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
1 65% 40% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Potion ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
2 65% 40% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Hi-Potion Antidote ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Float Moat
3 65% 40% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Potion ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
4 65% 40% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Ether ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Float Moat
5 65% 40% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Remedy Antidote ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
6 65% 40% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Potion ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Float Moat
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
1 75% 30% ≤ 80 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
2 75% 30% ≤ 80 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
3 75% 30% ≤ 80 gil Eye Drops Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
4 75% 25% ≤ 80 gil Antidote Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
5 75% 35% ≤ 80 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Antidote Broad Sword Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
6 75% 40% ≤ 120 gil Phoenix Down Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (C)

North Spur SluicewayEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
7 65% 45% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 40 gil Phoenix Down ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Remedy
8 65% 45% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 40 gil Hi-Potion Ether ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
9 65% 45% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 40 gil Phoenix Down Potion ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
10 65% 45% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 75 gil Oak Staff Potion ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
11 65% 45% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 80 gil Mage Masher ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Gold Needle
12 65% 45% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 75 gil Potion ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Vanishga Mote
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
7 75% 30% ≤ 80 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
8 75% 30% ≤ 70 gil Antidote Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
9 75% 30% ≤ 80 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
10 75% 30% ≤ 120 gil Aero Mote Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
11 75% 30% ≤ 120 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Spear Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
12[1] 100% 0% N/A Remedy
13 75% 30% ≤ 80 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
14 75% 30% ≤ 100 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

East Waterway ControlEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
13 75% 35% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 45 gil Potion Eye Drops ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
14 75% 35% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 45 gil Potion ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
15 75% 35% Gil Item Gil Common Rare
≤ 80 gil Hi-Potion ≤ 500 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
15 80% 40% ≤ 80 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
16 80% 30% ≤ 80 gil Antidote Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
17 80% 45% ≤ 90 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Altair Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
18 80% 40% ≤ 100 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Hi-Potion Leather Breastplate Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)

No. 11 Channel (Flooded)Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure
16 80% 30% ≤ 45 gil Item 1 Item 2
Potion Ether
17 65% 30% ≤ 50 gil Item 1 Item 2
Longsword Antidote
18 80% 30% ≤ 45 gil Escutcheon
19 70% 50% ≤ 50 gil Item 1 Item 2
Leather Armor Phoenix Down
20 80% 30% ≤ 100 gil Item 1 Item 2
Potion Eyedrops
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
19 75% 30% ≤ 80 gil Antidote Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
20 75% 40% ≤ 80 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Light Woven Shirt Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
21 75% 40% ≤ 80 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Chromed Leathers Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
22 75% 35% ≤ 110 gil Ether Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
23 75% 35% ≤ 80 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Oaken Pole Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
24 75% 40% ≤ 90 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Kotetsu Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)

No. 11 Channel (Drained)Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
21 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust Potion ≤ 2,000 gil Knot of Rust
22 60% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 500 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust
23 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust Potion ≤ 1,500 gil Knot of Rust
24[1] 50% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Ether N/A Mirror Mail Knot of Rust
25 60% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
500 gil Knot of Rust Ether 100 gil Knot of Rust
26 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
100 gil Knot of Rust Potion 2,00 gil Knot of Rust
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
33 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Chrono Tear C9H8O4 Knot of Rust Meteorite (C)
34 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Ether Long Bolts Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
35 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Smelling Salts Hi-Potion Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
36[1] 100% 0% N/A Gilt Measure
37 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Ether Aqua Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
38 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Gold Needle Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Southern SluicewayEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure
27[1] 100% 0% Item 1 Item 2
Leather Shield Hi-Potion
28[1] 100% 0% Item 1 Item 2
Dagger Phoenix Down
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
25[1] 100% 0% N/A Hi-Potion
26[1] 100% 0% N/A Phoenix Down
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

West Sluice ControlEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure
29[1] 100% 0% Item 1 Item 2
Phoenix Down Red Fang
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
27 80% 35% ≤ 80 gil Dark Mote Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
28 80% 35% ≤ 90 gil Soleil Fang Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)

No. 10 Channel (Flooded)Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure
30 73% 30% ≤ 100 gil Item 1 Item 2
Phoenix Down Potion
31 65% 35% ≤ 200 gil Item 1 Item 2
Cotton Shirt Potion
32 73% 30% ≤ 400 gil Item 1 Item 2
G-Foe: targeting self Potion
33 73% 30% ≤ 300 gil Hi-Potion
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
29 70% 40% ≤ 95 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Antidote Silken Shirt Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
30 70% 40% ≤ 85 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Bowgun Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
31 70% 40% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Hi-Potion Longsword Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
32 70% 45% ≤ 80 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Phoenix Down Mace Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)

No. 10 Channel (Drained)Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
34 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 2,000 gil Knot of Rust
35 60% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 500 gil Knot of Rust Potion ≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust
36 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 2,000 gil Knot of Rust
37[1] 50% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Ether N/A Iga Blade Megalixir
38 60% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 500 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
39 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Ether Potion Knot of Rust Meteorite (C)
40 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Phoenix Down Gold Needle Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
41 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dispel Mote Gravity Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
42[1] 100% 0% N/A Hornito
43 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Smelling Salts Silent Shot Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

No. 3 Cloaca Spur (Drained)Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
39 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 500 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 1,800 gil Knot of Rust
40 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 500 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 1,800 gil Knot of Rust
41 50% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 700 gil Knot of Rust Potion ≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
44[1] 100% 0% N/A Jade Collar
45 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Aero Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
46 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Echo Herbs Aqua Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

No. 4 Cloaca Spur (Drained)Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
42 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust Potion ≤ 1,500 gil Knot of Rust
43 50% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 600 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust
44 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Item
≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust Potion ≤ 2,000 gil Knot of Rust
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
47[1] 100% 0% N/A Achilles
48 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Antidote Ether Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
49 90% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Eye Drops Chronos Tear Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

QuestsEdit

Sluice GatesEdit

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Working the Sluice Gates gets the player the Dull Fragment.

After defeating the White Mousse mark the player gets the Sluice Gate Key that allows them to work the gates in the opening area of the waterway.

The player must first turn all the switches off (that means lights off) and follow the steps below:

On No.11 Area Panel (that means light up the panel)
On No.4 Area Panel
Off No.11 Area Panel
On No.3 Area Panel
Off No.4 Area Panel

After the last gate is closed a click is heard and south in the same semi-circle area, on the ground, there is a glittering object, the Dull Fragment. This item is part of the Medallions side quest.

To obtain the Esper Cúchulainn, the player must again work the sluice gates. The player must first switch on No. 3 and No. 10 sluice gates, by lighting up the panels, then move to the South-West (No. 3 area) and find the No.1 South Switch and activate it. Next the player must turn off No. 3 and No. 10 sluice gates, and switch on No. 4 and 11, then head to South-East (No. 4 area), locate and activate the No. 1 North sluice gate switch. After returning to the central, the player must finally turn off the No. 11 switch, and turn on the No. 3 panel.

Now only sluice gates No. 3 and No. 4 should be on and the player can access the area where Cúchulainn is fought, although the player must be quick because he disappears exactly 75 seconds after the player has pulled the switches.

EnemiesEdit

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Orthros is an Elite Mark in the Waterway.

Musical ThemesEdit

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"The Garamsythe Waterway" from Final Fantasy XII
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FFXII - The Garamsythe Waterway
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"The Garamsythe Waterway" plays as the location background music. At the game's beginning where Vaan and Kytes are training in the sewers, the theme "Secret Practice" plays.

MapEdit

FF12 Map - Garamsythe Waterway


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