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Lhusu Mines entrance.

The Lhusu Mines: One of the richest veins in Ivalice.
—Balthier

The Lhusu Mines (ルース魔石鉱, Rūsu Maseki-kō?) is a location in Ivalice in the world of Final Fantasy XII. It is located in the Skycity of Bhujerba, which resides on the sky continent of Dorstonis, and among its interesting features is that, as it is located on a sky continent, the deeper one gets into the mines the lighter it gets. Normally the mines are protected by a paling, however, during the game the paling has fallen and monsters have invaded the site. It can be speculated the paling has been allowed to fall deliberately, as to prevent the Empire from obtaining more magicite.

When the party ventures into the mines to rescue Penelo, the enemies' levels are 7-13. But as the player gets further and goes after the mark, Antlion, and receives the key, the enemies' levels are 38-43. If the player uses the Site 11 key to unlock the gate, and defeats Gilgamesh once, they get the option to venture into the deepest part of the mines where the enemies' levels rise to 59-64.

LocationEdit

The Lhusu Mines can be ventured in from the Skycity of Bhujerba in Lhusu square.

Sage KnowledgeEdit

A crystal mine located on the sky continent of Dorstonis. Many years have passed since the ore veins were first discovered here, yet even today, high-quality ores are found and processed in these well-worked shafts. Many claim that the success of the mines is due to a project begun many centuries past by the Ondore family, whereby mining across their domains was closely regulated, never permitting too much to be drawn from one place, thereby allowing the magicite crystals to naturally recover. The Lhusu Mines are most famous for their high caliber of skystone, the material which enables airships to ply the skies, and memstone, a variety of magicite that can store sound and even images in its unique crystalline structure. Unfortunately, the dense concentrations of Mist in the mines lure all manner of beasts, and when mining expeditions are planned, palings must be erected to keep such creatures at bay.
—Sage Knowledge 52, Lhusu Mines

TreasuresEdit

See also: Treasure (Final Fantasy XII)

Knot of Rust is the most common treasure in the mines, all treasures being able to give one. Motes are the other common treasures. With the Diamond Armlet equipped there is a small chance of obtaining an Elixir or Hi-Ether from the treasures instead.

During the player's first visit, there can be a treasure in Transitway 1 that may contain a Killer Bow. In Site 2 area, before the spot where Rocktoise is fought, there can be a treasure that may have the Assassin's Dagger.

Later, when the Antlion hunt becomes available, the player can venture deeper into the mines. In Site 9, behind the minecart, the player may find a Morning Star, a powerful weapon to obtain early. At the deepest end, in the cave where Antlion is fought, the player may find the game's ultimate gun, Fomalhaut, and since the treasure respawns it is possible to to obtain multiple Fomalhauts.

Deeper into the mines still, with the Site 11 Key the player can go to the deepest reaches of the mines, where Gilgamesh is fought. Treasures here are either Knots of Rust, Motes, or Ethers. The northernmost area where the player must cross through a hidden passage has a treasure that has 50% chance to spawn, but when it does, it will always be the Aegis Shield. Once the treasure has been claimed, it will never respawn. The dead-end on the northeast side of the Site 6 South area can have the armor Maximillian, and this treasure also respawns.

Shaft EntryEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
1 85% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 260 gil Knot of Rust Dark Mote ≤ 700 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
2 85% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 270 gil Knot of Rust Onion Arrows ≤ 700 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
1[1][2] 100% 0% N/A Silence
2 70% 35% ≤ 220 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aqua Mote Bronze Mace Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
3 70% 35% ≤ 220 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aqua Mote Hi-Potion Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
4 70% 40% ≤ 220 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aqua Mote Osafune Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
5 70% 30% ≤ 220 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Chronos Tear Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
6 70% 30% ≤ 220 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aero Mote Ether Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.
  • 2 - Opening this chest causes Chest #19 in the Dalmasca Estersand to disappear forever. Inversely, if Dalmasca Estersand chest #19 has been opened, this chest will disappear forever as well. However, both chests contain the same treasure.

Oltam SpanEdit

These chests only appear in the International Zodiac Job System version of the game.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
7 75% 40% ≤ 240 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Topkapi Hat Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
8 75% 40% ≤ 240 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aero Mote Onion Bombs Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
9 75% 40% ≤ 240 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Echo Herbs Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)

Transitway 1Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
3 79% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 280 gil Knot of Rust Dark Mote ≤ 660 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
4 81% 70% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 220 gil Knot of Rust Killer Bow ≤ 550 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
10 75% 30% ≤ 270 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Balance Mote Potion Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
11 75% 30% ≤ 270 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aero Mote Leather Headgear Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
12[1] 100% 0% N/A Numerology

Shunia TwinspanEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
5 90% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 150 gil Knot of Rust Water Mote ≤ 420 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
6 75% 50% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 150 gil Knot of Rust Dark Mote ≤ 420 gil Knot of Rust Hi-Ether
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
13 80% 30% ≤ 270 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
14 80% 30% ≤ 270 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Aero Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
15 80% 30% ≤ 270 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)

Site 2Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure
7 80% 50% ≤ 300 gil Item 1 Item 2
Knot of Rust Dark Mote
8 80% 50% ≤ 250 gil Item 1 Item 2
Knot of Rust Water Mote
9 80% 50% ≤ 250 gil Item 1 Item 2
Knot of Rust G-Self: status = REF
10 80% 50% ≤ 180 gil Item 1 Item 2
Knot of Rust G-Foe: HP >= 500
11 80% 70% ≤ 150 gil Item 1 Item 2
Knot of Rust Assassin's Dagger
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
16 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aero Mote Steel Gorget Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
17 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Potion Serpent Rod Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
18 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dispel Mote Ether Knot of Rust Meteorite (C)
19 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Cura Mote Handkerchief Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
20 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Gravity Mote Assassin's Dagger Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
21 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Hi-Potion Gold Needle Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
22 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Chronos Tear Battle Bamboo Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
23 70% 30% ≤ 260 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aero Mote Phoenix Down Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)

Site 3Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
12 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Ether N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
13 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Balance Mote N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
14 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Ether N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
15 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Balance Mote N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
16 100% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Potion N/A Knot of Rust Caliper
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
24[1] 100% 0% N/A Multiscale
25 90% 50% ≤ 450 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Warp Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
26 90% 50% ≤ 450 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Cura Mote Float Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
27 90% 50% ≤ 450 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aqua Mote Hastega Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
28 90% 50% ≤ 450 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dispel Mote Balance Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
29[1] 100% 0% N/A Koga Blade
30[1] 100% 0% N/A Tumulus
31 90% 50% ≤ 450 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bio Mote Reflectga Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Site 9Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
17 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 500 gil Knot of Rust Morningstar ≤ 1,500 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
18 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Fomalhaut N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
32[1] 100% 0% N/A Indigo Pendant
33 90% 50% ≤ 500 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aqua Mote Cura Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (C)
34 90% 50% ≤ 500 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bio Mote Dispel Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
35[1] 100% 0% N/A Iga Blade
36 90% 50% ≤ 500 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Aeroga Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
37[1] 100% 0% N/A Expose
38 90% 50% ≤ 500 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aero Mote Gravity Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Site 11Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
19 60% 60% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 5,000 gil Knot of Rust Spica ≤ 10,000 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
20 60% 10% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 300 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
39 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bubble Mote Cura Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
40[1] 100% 0% N/A Orochi
41 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bio Mote Oil Bombs Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
42[1] 100% 0% N/A Zwill Crossblade
43[1] 100% 0% N/A Golden Skullcap
44[1] 100% 0% N/A Renewing Morion
45 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Cura Mote Holy Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Lasche SpanEdit

This chest only appears in the International Zodiac Job System version of the game. It does not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
44 100% 0% N/A Dragon Whisker

Site 5Edit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
21 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Vanishga Mote N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
22 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Ether N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
23 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Ether N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
24 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Balance Mote N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
25 100% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Ether N/A Knot of Rust Mirage Vest
26 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Escutcheon N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
27 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Warp Mote N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
28 60% 0% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
N/A Knot of Rust Float Mote N/A Knot of Rust Elixir
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
47 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bio Mote Vanishga Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
48 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bio Mote Cura Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
49 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Dispel Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
50 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bio Mote Aeroga Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (C)
51[1] 100% 0% N/A Byblos Bone
52[1] 100% 0% N/A Quasimodo Boots
53 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Hastega Mote Reverse Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
54 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Reflectga Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
55[1] 100% 0% N/A Glimmering Robes
56 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Bubble Mote Float Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
57 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Warp Mote Lead Bolts Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
58[1] 100% 0% N/A Arcturus
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Site 6 SouthEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
29 50% 65% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 1,000 gil Knot of Rust Maximillian ≤ 3,000 gil Knot of Rust Scathe Mote
30 80% 15% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 100 gil Knot of Rust Ether ≤ 10,000 gil Knot of Rust Scathe Mote
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
59[1] 100% 0% N/A Magepower Shishak
60 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aqua Mote Holy Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
61 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Aero Mote Aeroga Mote Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
62 90% 50% ≤ 600 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Mote Wyrmfire Shot Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
63[1] 100% 0% N/A Germinas Boots
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Site 6 NorthEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
31 50% 10% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 1,000 gil Knot of Rust Scathe Mote ≤ 3,000 gil Knot of Rust Scathe Mote
32[1] 50% 0% Aegis Shield
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
64[1] 100% 0% N/A Maximillian
65[1] 100% 0% N/A Whale Whisker
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Staging AreaEdit

This chest only appears in the International Zodiac Job System version of the game. It does not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
66 100% 0% N/A Scathe

Site 7Edit

This chest only appears in the International Zodiac Job System version of the game. It does not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
67 100% 0% N/A Masamune

Site 11Edit

To obtain the key to open the gate to the deepest reaches of the mines, the player must first complete the hunt for Antlion. Afterward, the Site 11 Key can be found in Phon Coast Hunters' Camp, next to a fallen Bhujerban.

StoryEdit

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Ghis and Ondore2

Ghis and Ondore in Lhusu Mines.

Like the Henne Mines, Lhusu Mines is a magicite mine. It is located near the city of Bhujerba, and previously was a major source of magicite for the Archadian Empire. During the time of the events of Final Fantasy XII Lhusu Mines is still providing the Empire's Draklor Laboratory with magicite, but it's done in secret; a venture led by Dr. Cid and funded by Vayne Solidor. Judge Ghis has come to Bhujerba to talk to Marquis Ondore about the affairs, and the two venture into the mines.

Vaan, Balthier, Fran, and Basch also head into the mines to rescue Penelo, whom Ba'Gamnan is holding hostage. Larsa joins them as well, using the alias "Lamont", wanting to see if the rumors are true about Bhujerba providing Draklor with magicite in order to create manufacted nethicite. Penelo is being used as bait for a trap set by several bangaa to capture Balthier, but once Balthier and friends set foot in the mine the bangaa deem her worthless and let her go.

Penelo captured

Penelo captured in Lhusu Mines.

The party find their way to the depths of the mine without finding Penelo. "Lamont" finds shards of magicite and his suspicions are confirmed. Balthier questions him about this and realizes "Lamont's" true identity, but before he can squeeze answers out of him Ba'Gamnan and his gang interrupt them. Larsa runs out of the mines telling the others to follow, and Balthier and his friends have the chance to either fight Ba'Gamnan or follow Larsa.

The freed Penelo runs through the mines and bumps into Ghis and the Marquis. Ghis is furious having found a civilian in the mines that houses Empire's secrets, but Larsa steps on the scene and rescues her, taking her away with him. After Vaan and his friends find out where Penelo has gone they follow.

Later in the game, the player can return to the mines to fight several marks, including the legendary Gilgamesh.

LocationsEdit

  • Shaft Entry (to Bhujerba)
  • Oltam Span
  • Transitway 1
  • Shunia Twinspan
  • Site 2
  • Site 3
  • Transitway 2
  • Tasche Span
  • Site 9
  • Site 11
  • Lasche Span
  • Site 5
  • Site 6 South
  • Site 6 North
  • Staging Area
  • Site 7


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EnemiesEdit

Monsters by AreaEdit

Shaft EntryEdit

On the way to rescue Penelo

Name Status Level
Steeling Normal 7-8
Skull Defender Normal 8-9
Skeleton Normal 8-9

The rest of the game

Name Status Level
Steeling Normal 7-8
Skull Defender Normal 8-9
Skeleton Normal 8-9
Slaven Normal 10-11


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Oltam SpanEdit

On the way to rescue Penelo

Name Status Level
Aerieel Rare 12-13
Skull Defender Normal 8-9
Steeling Normal 7-8

Rest of the game

Name Status Level
Aerieel Rare 12-13
Skull Defender Normal 8-9
Steeling Normal 7-8
Slaven Normal 10-11

Transit Way 1Edit

On the way to rescue Penelo

Name Status Level
Skeleton Normal 8-9
Skull Defender Normal 8-9
Steeling Normal 7-8

Until Antlion Hunt

Name Status Level
Nidhogg Mark 10
Skeleton Normal 8-9
Skull Defender Normal 8-9
Steeling Normal 7-8

Shunia TwinspanEdit

On the way to rescue Penelo

Name Status Level
Skeleton Normal 10-11
Skull Defender Normal 10-11

Until the Antlion hunt

Name Status Level
Skeleton Normal 10-11
Skull Defender Normal 10-11

Site 2Edit

On the way to rescue Penelo

Name Status Level
Skull Defender Normal 8-9
Ba'Gamnan Boss (pursues) 12
Bwagi Boss (pursues) 11
Gijuk Boss (pursues) 12
Rinok Boss (pursues) 11

Until the Antlion Hunt

Name Status Level
Rocktoise Mark 16
Skull Defender Normal 10-11


MapEdit

Note: areas highlighted in red are hidden passages that do not appear on the map.
FF12 Map - Lhusu Mines

Musical ThemesEdit

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"The Stone's Secret" from Final Fantasy XII
Music-harp
FFXII The Stone's Secret
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The background music for the entirety of the Lhusu Mines is "The Stone's Secret" (魔石の秘密, Maseki no himitsu?).

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