- “Trapped between dimensions, time has stopped in this town.”
- —Phantom Village Resident
Phantom Village (蜃気楼の町, Shinkirō no Machi?), also known as Mirage village, is a town in the merged world in Final Fantasy V. It is referred to as The Town that Time Forgot because the town was caught in an Interdimensional Rift over 1,000 years ago.
Phantom Village is unique in being the only town in the game not represented by a "town icon", instead just being situated in the center of a patch of forest. The best items, weapons, armor, and spells can be bought in this town, though it may not seem so at first. Each establishment has two vendors, one which sells fair items, the second selling rare items. The catch is in locating the second vendor, as they are hidden and difficult to get to.
A building in the town contains a door that appears sealed. When exploring the Interdimensional Rift, the player enter the time-frozen town through this door.
Secret Vendors and EntrancesEdit
The shops and almost all areas in Phantom Village have hidden passages, leading to hidden vendors.
In the Phantom Village, there is a secret door in every building, except for the inn. They have secret vendors in some of them, which sell rare items.
- Pub - The player must go around the top of pub outside, there's a secret entrance behind the building.
- Armor Shop - Inside the building, the player must press Confirm on the box to the left of the entrance, and the counter will open up, revealing a secret path.
- Weapon Shop - The player must take the secret entrance to the pub, go south of town after using a secret exit, and go into the small building southwest of town. The player must go down the stairs, then go down to a locked door, and go north on the path to the right.
- Magic Shop - Instead of going into the shop, the player must go left from the entrance, and go around back. There is a secret entrance there.