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Nalbina Fortress.

The Nalbina Fortress (ナルビナ城塞, Narubina-jousai?) is a location in the world of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. It is a Fortress that once belonged to the Kingdom of Nabradia. The inside of the fortress itself is also an unrevisitable location that serves as the game's prologue.


Nalbina Fortress is located just north-east of Rabanastre and marks the border of Dalmasca and Nabradia.

Sage KnowledgeEdit

A fortress built on an oasis located between the old kingdoms of Dalmasca and Nabradia. Defended by high ridges and barren sands, long it stood firm against generations of aggressors. Nalbina Fortress and the merchant town that sprung up in its shadow made the area a focal point for local commerce. The treaty to end hostilities in the war with Archadia was signed at Nalbina, yet immediately after the signing, the Dalmascan king was slain, and as a result, the Kingdom of Dalmasca came under complete Archadian Imperial rule. In the two years since the war and occupation by Archadian forces, the fortress has become a key strategic stronghold against the distant, yet ever-threatening, Rozarrian Empire. Works continue to this day to repair the damage which the fortress suffered during the war. Recently, markets where antiques and rarities can readily be had have sprung up in the outer wards of the fortress, taking advantage of the steady flow of traffic which passes through this midpoint between Rabanastre and Nabudis. It is this pivotal location that gives the fortress its unique character. Many are the travelers who visit Nalbina Fortress to witness this ever-booming oasis that refuses to silt over in neglect, or crumble before the blistering winds of war.
—Sage Knowledge 43, Nalbina Fortress


See also: Treasure (Final Fantasy XII)

During the game's prologue, that also works as a tutorial, the player controls Reks on the Order of the Knights of Dalmasca's quest to save King Raminas from a plot to assassinate him. The player may find two treasures in the Lower Apartments area, and they are both Potions. Later on the player may visit the town that has sprung outside the fortress, but it has no treasures to be found.

The treasures found are not changed in the International Zodiac Job System version of the game.

Lower ApartmentsEdit

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure
1 100% 0% Potion
2 100% 0% Potion
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure
1 100% 0% Potion
2 100% 0% Potion


See also: Battle of Nalbina Fortress

It was here, during the Battle of Nalbina Fortress, that the Knights of Dalmasca were decimated, and Prince Rasler succumbed to the arrow of an imperial soldier. A short while later, King Raminas was assassinated in the royal apartments, marking the end of autonomous rule for Dalmasca. A young soldier named Reks also died as a result of being wounded in the assassination, and Dalmasca's Captain Basch fon Ronsenburg was charged with the crimes.

After the imperials took control of Nalbina Fortress, it was utilized primarily as a prison. However, the city itself was rebuilt, and now contains a thriving market and airship dock.

Notable CitizensEdit


Note: The inventory for the various shops changes throughout the game. These items may not all be available at the same time.

Nalbina is a good place to visit at the beginning of the game since the assortment available in shops is much better than in Rabanastre at that time.

Mysterious MagicksEdit

This list has been sorted by magick color. Consult the Magick article for more information on individual spells.

Spell Cost
Cure 200 gil
Curaga 3,200 gil
Poisona 200 gil
Blindna 200 gil
Dispel 4,500 gil
Bio 4,900 gil
Fire 200 gil
Thunder 200 gil
Blizzard 200 gil
Fira 3,000 gil
Thundara 3,000 gil
Blizzara 3,000 gil
Spell Cost
Countdown 3,100 gil
Stop 3,700 gil
Haste 3,400 gil
Slow 200 gil
Toxify 4,100 gil
Blind 200 gil
Protect 200 gil
Poison 500 gil
Death 5,200 gil
Vanish 4,900 gil
Vanishga 8,700 gil

Portentous ProvisionsEdit

Consult the Items for more information on individual items.

Wares Cost
Onion Arrows 100 gil
Onion Bolts 100 gil
Onion Shot 100 gil
Onion Bombs 100 gil
Potion 70 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Eye Drops 50 gil
Phoenix Down 250 gil
Echo Herbs 50 gil
Gold Needle 100 gil
Alarm Clock 50 gil
Handkerchief 50 gil
Hi-Potion 210 gil
Bacchus's Wine 120 gil
Smelling Salts 50 gil
Remedy 400 gil

Troublesome TechnicksEdit

Consult the Technicks article for more information on individual Technicks.

Technicks Cost
First Aid 700 gil
Poach 7,000 gil
Charge 1,700 gil
Horology 2,000 gil
Souleater 6,400 gil
Traveler 6,700 gil
Numerology 2,048 gil
Shear 3,600 gil
Achilles 8,800 gil
Gil Toss 2,000 gil
Charm 5,000 gil
Sight Unseeing 6,800 gil
Infuse 2,000 gil

Weapons of WarEdit

Consult the Weapons article for more information on individual weapons.

Weapon Cost
Altair 500 gil
Longsword 700 gil
Mage Masher 700 gil
Silver Bow 1,000 gil
Iron Sword 1,200 gil
Oak Staff 400 gil
Flame Staff 2,400 gil
Storm Staff 2,400 gil
Glacial Staff 2,400 gil
Flametongue 5,200 gil
Loxley Bow 5,200 gil
War Hammer 5,200 gil
Crossbow 5,200 gil
Healing Rod 3,000 gil
Betelgeuse 5,400 gil
Kogarasumaru 5,600 gil
Ashura 5,600 gil
Weapon Cost
Miter 5,000 gil
Storm Spear 5,800 gil
Iron Pole 5,300 gil
Hornito 5,800 gil
Arc Scale 5,500 gil
Demonsbane 6,000 gil
Giant Stonebow 6,000 gil
Slasher 6,000 gil
Avenger 6,000 gil
Magoroku 6,600 gil
Paramina Crossbow 6,600 gil
Gaia Rod 3,300 gil
Icebrand 7,000 gil
Ras Algethi 7,000 gil
Sakura-saezuri 7,000 gil
Golden Staff 3,500 gil

Antiqued ArmorsEdit

Consult the Armor article for more information on individual armor pieces.

Armor Cost
Headguard 300 gil
Leather Breastplate 300 gil
Pointy Hat 300 gil
Silken Shirt 300 gil
Bronze Helm 700 gil
Bronze Armor 700 gil
Leather Shield 600 gil
Leather Headgear 500 gil
Bronze Chestplate 500 gil
Topkapi Hat 500 gil
Kilimweave Shirt 500 gil
Pirate Hat 4,000 gil
Viking Coat 4,000 gil
Armor Cost
Sorcerer's Hat 4,000 gil
Sorcerer's Habit 4,000 gil
Close Helmet 4,900 gil
Demon Mail 4,900 gil
Flame Shield 3,200 gil
Goggle Mask 4,900 gil
Metal Jerkin 4,900 gil
Black Cowl 4,900 gil
Black Garb 4,900 gil
Bone Helm 5,900 gil
Bone Mail 5,900 gil
Diamond Shield 3,900 gil

Musical ThemesEdit

"Nalbina Fortress Town Area" from Final Fantasy XII
FFXII Nalbina Fortress
Trouble with the audio sample?

When Reks first visits Nalbina, the music that plays is "Infiltration", which returns in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings as a mission theme. Later in the game when Vaan can revisit the area, the song "Nalbina Fortress Town Area" plays. A piano arrangement of the theme is included on the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XII album.

Other appearancesEdit

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street PortableEdit

Nalbina Fortress is present in this crossover title as a stage.


Nalbina marketEdit

FF12 Map - Nalbina

Nalbina FortressEdit

FF12 Map - Nalbina Fortress


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