- "The Jade Passage is the path joining this world with Hell. The passage leads to Pandaemonium, the castle of Hell"
- —Bookshelf at Mysidia
The Jade Passage (ジェイド入り口, Jeido Iriguchi?, lit. "Jade Entrance") is a location in Final Fantasy II. It connects the world to Pandaemonium, the Castle of Hell. Jade Passage is located on a peninsula to the east of Mysidia, and only reveals itself after Pandaemonium emerges. The sea strait located on the top of the peninsula is called the Jade Sea.
Firion is forced to traverse the passage when the Emperor causes Pandaemonium to appear in the world in place of Palamecia, since Pandaemonium does not have the same vulnerability to an aerial infiltration as Palamecia had. The entrance to the Jade Passage is a subterranean lake that is only revealed after the destruction of Castle Palamecia and the alliance of Leon.
It is located on the long peninsula in the center of the World Map. The player can reach it by flying east of Mysidia or southeast of Altair. Jade's exit leads directly into Pandaemonium, and it is a long and winding dungeon that is only bested in terms of difficulty by the Castle of Hell itself.
Hidden Waterfall ShopEdit
Located on B3, behind the waterfall at the bottom of the floor.
|Death Tome||10,000 gil|
|Berserk Tome||10,000 gil|
|Haste Tome||20,000 gil|
|Flare Tome||40,000 gil|
|Cat Claws||B2, guarded by Blue Dragon|
|Rune Axe||B3, guarded by King Behemoth|
|Yoichi's Bow||B4, guarded by Red Dragon|
The Background Music that plays inside the Jade Passage is called simply "Dungeon".
- Oddly enough, in the Famicom version of Final Fantasy II, the battle background used is the same as the one used in Snow Cave. However, the Jade Passage has no ice anywhere in any version of the game, and in the original Famicom the area is colored green and brown.
- The Unknown Cave is a mirror image of Jade, and it is assumed by the four player characters in the Soul of Rebirth story mode that they are walking through the path to Hell. After meeting the Light Emperor, they learn that the cavern they found themselves in after their deaths was not Jade, but the passage to Heaven, Raqia.
- The Jade Passage is alluded to as a myth in the world of Ivalice. The Pit Fiend's bestiary entry in Final Fantasy XII mentions that "A myth counts this being as one of the warriors set to defend the Jade Passage to the Devil's Palace". Incidentally, Pit Fiends can be encountered in the Jade Passage. In addition, Pandaemonium is one of the Wonders in Final Fantasy Tactics. While its description does not mention the Jade Passage by name, it does mention that a warping device was the only means of entering Pandaemonium, which can be found at the end of the Jade Passage in Final Fantasy II.