|Siege of Cleyra|
|Final Fantasy IX|
|Odin destroys the settlement of Cleyra|
|Result:||Alexandrian victory. Complete destruction of Cleyra|
|Alexandria||Cleyra and the survivors of Burmecia|
|Queen Brahne of Alexandria, General Beatrix||Cleyran High Priest, King of Burmecia|
|Alexandrian army||Remnant of the Burmecian army|
|Several Black Mages and soldiers||Heavy, presumably a great part of the population, King of Burmecia|
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The Siege of Cleyra is an event in Final Fantasy IX that takes place shortly after the Siege of Burmecia, in which Brahne of Alexandria slaughtered most of its citizens, who subsequently took refuge in the neighboring settlement of Cleyra.
Prior to the BattleEdit
Zidane, Freya, Vivi, and (optionally) Quina climb up the giant tree, atop which the settlement lies. They are greeted by the Cleyran oracles, who tell Freya that the King of Burmecia has escaped the ruined city and has safely arrived to Cleyra, along with a few survivors. After rescuing Prince Puck from the enraged Antlion, the Cleyrans ask Freya to participate in the ritual dance that will strengthen the perpetual sandstorm surrounding the settlement. While performing the dance, the strings of the accompanying harp break. The sandstorm comes to a halt, and Cleyra becomes exposed.
The party begins to climb down the trunk in order to find out the reason behind the sandstorm's halting. After fighting a few scattered Alexandrian soldiers, they meet with Puck again, who tells them the real invasion force, the black mages, is teleporting directly into the settlement, slaying every Burmecian in its path. Zidane goes back and leads the few survivors to the Cathedral, where he hopes to make a final stand; however, upon reaching it, they are surrounded by black mages. Suddenly, Sir Fratley jumps in and saves the party. Inside the Cathedral, Sir Fratley reveals he has lost his memory and remembers nothing of his past. General Beatrix comes in and snatches the jewel. The party does battle with her, but she manages to defeat them and return to the Red Rose.
Zidane, Vivi, and Freya all hop onboard the Red Rose by means of the black mages, following Beatrix's example of using their teleport spells. Only Quina opts to escape the city on foot since s/he doesn't like heights. They all escape just in time, because that is when Brahne summons the eidolon Odin, who completely destroys Cleyra, killing many of its residents.
With both of their realms destroyed, the Burmecians are scattered all around the world. Zidane can meet many of them during the following events of Final Fantasy IX. It is unknown if the settlement ever recovers from the attack after Kuja is defeated and peace is restored to the world, as all that remains of the once-beautiful city is the charred stump of the tree that once housed it.