- "Those are the legendary coffee beans I've been looking for!"
Morrid (モリッド, Moriddo?) is a minor non-player character in Final Fantasy IX. He is an elderly man with a connoisseur's taste for coffee and a calm demeanor. Morrid makes his home by Observatory Mountain near Dali, where the Cargo Ship often docks.
When the party arrives in Dali, Steiner rushes to the Observatory Mountain to get Morrid to let him use the Cargo Ship. Morrid brushes off Steiner's threats, even offering him some coffee, and tells Steiner the Cargo Ship has already arrived. Morrid dies in the ensuing earthquake when the Iifa Tree roots break through the ground to release Mist after Terra has been destroyed.
If the player visits Morrid's Tower during Disc One, they can see a miniature copy of the Prima Vista airship. Morrid will offer to give the player the model if they can find and retrieve a set of three rare coffee beans for him: Moccha Coffee, Kirman Coffee and Burman Coffee.
The beans are scattered over Gaia, but if the player can give them to Morrid before visiting Terra, Morrid will send the Mini-Prima Vista to the Tantalus Hideout in Lindblum. After the player returns from Terra, a Dali villager, Dutiful Daughter Slai, will inform the player that Morrid died in an earthquake but was happy to have finally tasted the legendary coffee.
The first of the set, Moccha Coffee can be found at South Gate in the King Ed Plains and can be found as early as Disc One. The player will see an ATE earlier in the game where Tantalus visits South Gate, and Cinna makes the coffee.
The last of the coffee is located in Dali; however, there is only one chance to get it. During the Card Tournament in Treno in Disc Three, the player can leave Treno and travel to Dali through South Gate. In Dali, the player has the option of searching the Mayor's house. They must start by searching the Mayor's desk, then search the desk two more times until the boy says "Zzz." The player must then search the stove to find the Mayor's Key. With the key, it is possible to open a locked room in the windmill where the player can find the Burman Coffee.
If the player returns to Observatory Mountain to give the three coffees to Morrid, he will promise to send the Mini-Prima Vista ship to Lindblum. It can be found in the Tantalus Hideout on the floor near the bed.