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Mysidia... the place where all this madness began.
Cecil Harvey

Mysidia (ミシディアこく">ミシディア国, Mishidia Koku?, lit. Country of Mysidia) is a town in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Mysidia is inhabited by wizards, and is ruled by an Elder. It is the hometown of Palom and Porom, and is one end of the Devil's Road, which connects Baron and Mysidia. The Tower of Prayers is located in Mysidia, and is where the Elder prays for those he cares about.

According to the Settei Shiryuu Hen guide book, it was founded by the Sage Mingwu (alluding to Minwu from Final Fantasy II), who drifted ashore 500 years before the events of Final Fantasy IV, although this idea has seemingly since been discarded. Practicing magic was initially a benevolent hobby accessible to everybody, but people became corrupted by power and competition. Mingwu was enraged and sealed away magic, and the Old Age of Magic came to an end. He later restored magic but made it so that only certain persons could use it, and this became the start of the New Age of Magic.

In the English localization of the Nintendo DS version, Mysidia is pronounced [mɨ̞ˈsɪ.di.ə].

StoryEdit

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Final Fantasy IVEdit

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An aerial view of Mysidia as seen in the Super Famicom manual.

See also: Raid on Mysidia

The Dark Knight Cecil raids Mysidia with the Red Wings airship fleet to steal the Crystal of Water for the King of Baron. Later he washes ashore near Mysidia after being attacked by Leviathan, but the inhabitants of Mysidia, unforgiving of his actions, cast spells on him such as Toad, Pig, and Poison when he returns.

Cecil visits the Elder and explains he was banished from Baron and is fighting Golbez. The Elder says Cecil cannot defeat him using his Dark Sword, and that he must travel to Mount Ordeals and become a Paladin. The Elder sends Palom and Porom to help and keep an eye on him.

Cecil returns as Paladin wielding the Mythgraven Blade. The Elder reveals the sword is passed down in the Mysidian Legend and says Cecil is the Chosen One, and must defeat Golbez. He opens the Devil's Road so Cecil can get to Baron.

Cecil returns after Golbez has gathered all the Crystals. He is invited to pray with the Elder in the Tower of Prayers, and their prayers are answered with the Lunar Whale, the airship that can travel to the Red Moon. After the Giant of Babil is destroyed, the Elder, Palom, Porom, Yang, Edward, Cid, King Giott, Luca, and others pray for Cecil to defeat Zemus on the moon.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Ceodore Harvey and the Hooded Man reach Mysidia on their way to Baron where the Hooded Man suggests to go to the Devil's Road, a secret passage that leads to Baron. They enter the Prayer's Hall where they meet Porom and ask her permission to pass the Devil's Road. Porom sends a White Mage and a Black Mage to guide them.

In Edge's Tale, Edge sends Tsukinowa to spy on Mysidia and gather information as a magic trainee named "Lapin". Tsukinowa spies on Porom and follows her to Mt. Ordeals, returning to Edge when he sees the Tower of Babil glowing ominously.

In The Crystals, Rydia, Luca, Edge and the Man in Black come to Mysidia and engage Ramuh to rescue Porom and the village from his wrath.

LocationsEdit

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Item Shop.

Item Shop

The item shop is on the east side of town. This is the first shop in the game's storyline to sell Hi-Potions.

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Weapon Shop.

Weapon Shop

The weapon shop is one of two buildings on the west side of town, the other being the armor shop. Cecil cannot use any of the goods sold here until he becomes a paladin.

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Armor Shop.

Armor Shop

The armor shop is next door to the weapon shop. As with the weapon shop, it sells goods that are useless to Cecil as a dark knight, and are only available to him once he becomes a paladin. A black mage in the shop will tell the player of this scornfully, and be shocked if Cecil then addresses him as a paladin.

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The town pub.

Pub

The building is the first structure on the east side of the town. The pub is found in the first floor and the town inn on the second. The black mage on the counter will poison Cecil's drink, and the dancing girl is an old mage in disguise, who will transform Cecil into a pig and kick him out of the pub. This will happen even after Cecil becomes a paladin.

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The Devil's Road.

Devil's Road

The Devil's Road is on the far east side of town, providing instant teleportation between Mysidia and Baron, but has been deactivated since Baron's attack and theft of Mysidia's crystal, only activating again once Cecil returns from Mount Ordeals as a paladin. Travelling the road requires great vitality and is not to be taken lightly; however, a paladin could easily travel it with no concerns.

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The Hall of Prayer.

Hall of Prayer

The Hall of Prayer is the building farthest north of the town. When Cecil enters the hall, the Elder will tell him to become a paladin on Mount Ordeals, and sends Palom and Porom with Cecil as spies. After Cecil returns a paladin with Tellah, the Elder will warn the old mage about Meteor's destructive power.

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The crystal chamber in a cutscene.

Crystal Room

It is just upstairs the Hall of Prayer. The crystal room is first shown in the cutscene when Cecil raids Mysidia. If the player visits it, the dais will be empty. Upstairs the crystal chamber leads to the Tower of Prayers.

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The Tower of Prayers.

Tower of Prayers

The Tower of Prayers is accessible from the door farthest north in the crystal chamber. If the player visits the elder before Mount Ordeals, the elder and mages will say that they are praying for him and the whole world. After Palom and Porom's sacrifice, the elder will give the player augments (DS version only). After the events of the Sealed Cave, the player must head here, where the elder is praying along with some mages for the Lunar Whale to appear. After the events of the Giant of Babil, the whole party is present in the tower, and will offer Cecil's group words of encouragement. When they sense that Cecil and others are in danger, they pray harder.

ShopsEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Inn
200 gil/night
Items
Item Price
SNES GBA DS/iOS
Potion 30 GP 30 gil N/A
Hi-Potion 150 GP 150 gil 150 gil
Phoenix Down 150 GP 100 gil 100 gil
Tent 100 GP 100 gil N/A
Cottage 1000 GP 500 gil 500 gil
Remedy 100 GP N/A N/A
Ether 10,000 GP N/A N/A
Antidote N/A 40 gil 40 gil
Echo Herbs N/A 50 gil 50 gil
Gold Needle N/A 400 gil 80 gil
Emergency Exit N/A N/A 200 gil
Bestiary N/A N/A 50 gil
Weapons
Weapon Price
SNES GBA DS/iOS
Ice Rod 220 GP 220 gil 220 gil
Flame Rod 380 GP 380 gil 380 gil
Healing Staff 480 GP 480 gil 480 gil
Power Bow 700 GP 700 gil 700 gil
Holy Arrows 20 GP 20 gil 500 gil
Armor
Armor Price
SNES GBA DS/iOS
Lustrous Shield 700 GP 700 gil 700 gil
Wizard's Hat 700 GP 700 gil 700 gil
Lustrous Helm 4,000 GP 4,000 gil 4,000 gil
Gaia Gear 500 GP 500 gil 500 gil
Knight's Armor 8,000 GP 8,000 gil 8,000 gil
Silver Armlet 650 GP 650 gil 650 gil
Gauntlets 3,000 GP 3,000 gil 3,000 gil


Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Ceodore's TaleEdit

Items
Item Price
Potion 30 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Golden Needle 400 gil
Maiden's Kiss 60 gil
Echo Herbs 50 gil
Eye Drops 30 gil
Antidote 40 gil
Tent 100 gil
Armor
Armor Price
Feathered Cap 330 gil
Leather Clothing 200 gil
Gaia Gear 500 gil
Iron Armlet 100 gil
Weapons
Weapon Price
Longsword 450 gil
Rod 100 gil
Ice Rod 220 gil
Flame Rod 380 gil
Staff 160 gil
Healing Staff 480 gil
Bow 220 gil
Iron Arrows 50 gil

Porom's TaleEdit

Items
Item Price
Potion 30 gil
Hi-Potion 150 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Gold Needle 400 gil
Maiden's Kiss 60 gil
Tent 100 gil
Cottage 400 gil
Armor
Armor Price
Wizard's Hat 700 gil
Sage's Miter 200 gil
Gaia Gear 500 gil
Sage's Surplice 1,200 gil
Silver Armlet 650 gil
Rune Armlet 2,000 gil
Weapons
Weapon Price
Ice Rod 220 gil
Flame Rod 380 gil
Thunder Rod 700 gil
Healing Staff 480 gil
Psycho Spiral 2,000 gil
Crossbow 700 gil
Great Bow 2,000 gil
Holy Arrows 500 gil

Edge's TaleEdit

Items
Item Price
Potion 30 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Gold Needle 400 gil
Maiden's Kiss 60 gil
Echo Herbs 50 gil
Eye Drops 30 gil
Antidote 40 gil
Tent 100 gil
Armor
Armor Price
Feathered Cap 330 gil
Steel Headplate 700 gil
Bronze B.Plate 500 gil
Shinobi Gear 3,500 gil
Ruby Ring 1,000 gil
Iron Armlet 100 gil
Silver Armlet 650 gil
Weapons
Weapon Price
Kunai 200 gil
Kodachi 350 gil
Boomerang 150 gil

Enemy formationsEdit

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Mysidia on the World Map.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Mysidia AreaEdit

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Ceodore's TaleEdit

Mysidia Area

Porom's TaleEdit

Mysidia Area

In Town

Note: All these encounters are scripted.

The CrystalsEdit

Mysidia Area

In town

MusicEdit

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Mysidia's theme, "Mystic Mysidia", features some peculiar elements not found in many town themes throughout the series. Its fast tempo and the inclusion of a cuckoo bird's chirp within the rhythmic section are but a few of these. A rearranged version of the theme was included in Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon album.

In The After Years, when the blue planet invaded in chaos by the True Moon in The Crystals chapter, the track "Castle Damcyan" is played instead.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

One of the original servers in Final Fantasy XIV was named Mysidia. It was merged with the Istory server into the Gungnir server.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

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