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Maranda is a small town in the southwest on the southern continent in Final Fantasy VI. Lola lives here.


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Lola worrying about her boyfriend.

Maranda was attacked by the Empire led by General Celes, decimating the town. Most of the men were drafted to serve in the Imperial army, including Lola's boyfriend, who ended up in Mobliz mortally wounded when he attempted to flee the army during the siege of Doma.

The Blackjack crashes near Maranda after being damaged by the espers that emerge from the Sealed Gate. It remains there for some time while Setzer and Cid repair it. While delivering letters to Lola for her boyfriend in Mobliz, the party can fly back and forth between the two cities to witness Lola's reaction to the letters. If the party returns sometime before arriving at Vector, shortly after releasing the espers to destroy it, they can see a crowd watching a dog-fighting tournament and placing bets.

Sometime after the end of the world, Cyan passed through the town, curious as to what had become of Lola and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend had died during Mobliz's destruction, but Lola continues to send him letters never receiving a reply. This struck a chord with Cyan, who went to Mt. Zozo and began sending her letters addressed from her boyfriend, pretending he was alive and helping rebuild Mobliz.

FFVI PC Cyan's Handwriting

Celes recognizes Cyan's handwriting.

After raising the Falcon, the party follows one of Cyan's carrier pigeons to Lola's home, now adorned with hand-made silk flowers Cyan has sent her, and upon her sending a reply the party follows the pigeon back to Zozo to locate Cyan. If the party returns to speak with Lola later, she admits she knew the replies weren't real, but is thankful to the man who wrote them for giving her hope. If Cyan is in the party, he confesses to her and the two encourage each other to continue with their lives.

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Level grindingEdit

The desert outside Maranda is home to Cactuars and Slagworms, which makes it one of the best places to level up if the player isn't strong enough to handle the enemies in the dinosaur forest yet. Both enemies give large amounts of gil, Cactuar reward 10 Magic Points, and Slagworms reward a lot of EXP.


In the Advance and iOS/Android releases, if the player kills ten Cactuars in the desert, the Gigantuar appears as a fixed encounter when stepping on a specific tile at the desert. Defeating it earns the player the Cactuar magicite.




World of Balance
Weapon Price
Bastard Sword 3,000 gil
Mythril Spear 800 gil
Trident 1,700 gil
Venom Claws 2,500 gil
Boomerang 4,500 gil
World of Ruin
Item Price
Swordbreaker 16,000 gil
Falchion 17,000 gil
Gravity Rod 13,000 gil
Invisible Scroll 200 gil
Shadow Scroll 400 gil
Flame Scroll 500 gil
Water Scroll 500 gil
Lightning Scroll 500 gil


World of Balance
Armor Price
Mythril Helm 2,000 gil
Priest's Miter 3,000 gil
Green Beret 3,000 gil
Mythril Vest 1,200 gil
Mythril Mail 3,500 gil
World of Ruin
Armor Price
Crystal Shield 7,000 gil
Oath Veil 9,000 gil
Crystal Helm 10,000 gil
Black Garb 13,000 gil
Magus Robe 13,000 gil
Crystal Mail 17,000 gil


World of Balance
World of Ruin

Musical themesEdit

"Under Martial Law" from Final Fantasy VI
FFVI - Under Martial Law
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"Under Martial Law" is Maranda's World of Balance background theme, while "From that Day On..." is Maranda's World of Ruin background theme.



  • In the Advance and mobile versions, the soldier chasing the girl notes her name to be "Aisha". The literal translation of Aisha is something along the lines of "wheel of suffering". This may be poking fun at the fact that the NPCs never stop their circular movement.

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