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Bhujerbapic

Skycity of Bhujerba.

Many visitors come to Bhujerba to enjoy the open-air parks with spectacular views only available to those who live in the sky. Very rarely does anyone fall from the skycity, and curiously enough, not a single death has been reported to have resulted from such an occurrence to date.
—Sage Knowledge 53.

The Skycity of Bhujerba (空中都市ビュエルバ, Kūchū Toshi Byueruba?) is a location in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. A floating city, it tries to maintain neutrality at all times, but recent events have forced its residents to ally with the Archadian Empire.

ProfileEdit

See also: Sage Knowledge 53-78#SK 53: Bhujerba

Bhujerba is located in the Sky Continent of Dorstonis, above the Naldoan Sea. A floating city-state, Bhujerba thrives on the export of magicite mined in the nearby Lhusu Mines. Originally founded by moogles, who were the first pioneers of airship travel, Bhujerba became an airship docking port and expeditions discovered more magicite mines, increasing Bhujerba's revenue.

During the age of the Galtean Alliance, House Ondore took over the administration and initiated a system to control the magicite mining activities; by closing exhausted mines to let the magicite recover and opening new mines elsewhere. This guarantees continuous production of magicite. It is rumored that should the magicite supply be exhausted, Bhujerba and the rest of the Sky Continent would descend to the surface; these rumors are yet to be proven true.

PoliticsEdit

Ruled by Marquis Halim Ondore IV, Bhujerba tries to maintain its neutrality. It was the mediator between Archadia and Dalmasca when they signed the peace treaty, but have recently entered into a formal alliance with Archadia, although the Archadians are not supposed to have power over Bhujerba. In reality, though, Bhujerba has allied with the Resistance, in hopes of bringing down the Archadian Empire.

DialectEdit

The people of Bhujerba speak with an accent similar to Indian English with many of the terms being words from the Sanskrit language. The most common word is Bhadra, which is a formal address, not unlike the English use of Sir/Madam or Mr/Ms/Mrs. The city guides have the title of Parijanah, which fittingly means "guide".

Some Bhujerban words follow in the table below.

Bhujerban English Possible Sanskrit etymology
Amba Mother अम्बा ambā 'mother'
Bhadra Brother/friend भद्र bhadra '[someone] gracious/friendly'
Haa An interjection हा 'oh!/ah!/alas!' (expressing an outburst of a strong/sudden feeling)
Hanta Great! हन्त hanta 'look!/here!' or 'oh!/ah!/alas!' (expressing an attention-seeking feeling)
Kah Who कः kaḥ 'who' (this is the masculine form, the feminine is का )
Kastam Alas! कष्टम् kaṣṭam 'alas!/woe!' (expressing a sad/grieving feeling)
Ksudra A condescending word क्षुद्र kṣudra '[someone] small/vile/despicable'
Madhu A wine beverage मधु madhu 'honey' (and by association, anything sweet — including beverages such as mead)
Murkha Fool मूर्खः mūrkhaḥ 'fool'
Nirvana The afterlife निर्वाणम् nirvāṇam 'extinction [of life]', i.e. 'death' (depending on belief this is the absolute Nothing or reunion with the divine in Heaven)
Parijanah Guide परिजनः parijanaḥ 'servant/follower'
Parivir Soldier Possibly परिविर् parivir, in accordance to परिवेषः parivēṣaḥ '[something/someone] protecting [by surrounding]' (a bodyguard, for instance)
Raksas Monster राक्षसः rākṣasaḥ 'demon’'(any kind of evil being, really)
Sainikah Soldier सैनिकः sainikaḥ 'soldier'
Svagatam Welcome! स्वागतम् svāgatam 'greeting/welcome'
Tatah Father ततः tataḥ or तातः tātaḥ 'father'

StoryEdit

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Penelo captured

Penelo held captive in Bhujerba.

The party arrive at Bhujerba on Balthier's airship, the Strahl, after learning Ba'Gamnan has kidnapped Penelo and is keeping her hostage in the Lhusu Mines. Walking down Travica Way, they are approached by a youth named Lamont, who - overhearing their discussion of Lhusu - implores they let him join them on their journey. Balthier reluctantly agrees, and they head southwards to the mines.

Meet lamont

Party meets Lamont.

They learn that they are not the only ones with interests in Lhusu: Judge Ghis and Marquis Ondore are also in the mines, conversing of the secret affair Bhujerba has with Archadia, providing the Draklor Laboratory with magicite. The party make their way to the end of the mines and find Ba'Gamnan, who had already let Penelo go. The party fight him off long enough to make an escape led by Lamont, though they lose sight of the boy in their chase.

Penelo, frightened and lost, stumbles upon the Judge and the Marquis on her way out of the mines. Ghis is furious of having discovered an outsider in the mines full of Empire's secrets, but 'Lamont', who reveals himself as Larsa Solidor of the ruling house of Archadia, comes to her aid as the rest of the party watch on from the shadows.

Halim ondore's mansion

An audience with the Marquis.

The party learn Penelo has been taken to Marquis Ondore's mansion, so they come up with a plan to get in by spreading rumors that Basch is still alive. In gaining an audience with the Marquis, they find that Penelo, Judge Ghis and the Resistance fighter Amalia have all boarded the Dreadnought Leviathan. Following a silent agreement between Ondore and Basch, the Marquis calls the guard and the group is captured, sending them on-board the imperial airship so they may have a chance to save their friends.

The party escape with Penelo and Ashe and make their way back to Bhujerba to Marquis Ondore's estate. Ashe wants to claim Dalmasca's throne, but cannot do so with no proof of her lineage. She decides to go and seek out the Dawn Shard, but the Marquis does not support her plan. Ashe attempts to steal the Strahl to find the Dawn Shard herself, but is caught by Balthier and Vaan. Ashe convinces Balthier to kidnap her by promising him the treasures within Tomb of Raithwall, and so the party leave Bhujerba for the Jagd Yensa.

LocationsEdit

Bhujerba skygrounds

Bhujerba Khus Skygrounds.

  • Travica Way
  • Khus Skygrounds
  • Cloudborne Row
  • Miners' End
  • Kaff Terrace
  • Lhusu Square (to the Lhusu Mines)
  • Aerodrome
  • Marquis Ondore's Estate


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MapEdit

FF12 Map - Bhujerba

QuestsEdit

Spreading RumorsEdit

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Vaan pretends to be Basch.

After escaping the Lhusu Mines the party will try to attract the Marquis's attention by spreading rumors around town that the Marquis has been lying about Basch's execution. The player must roam around town and press Square-button near NPCs to spread the word and fill a gauge. The more people hear the word, the faster the gauge is built. Shops are usually the best spots to do this, as well as near the city Parijanas. However, spreading the word within earshot of a Bhujerban Sainikah will cause the gauge to deplete drastically.

Pilika's DiaryEdit

The moogle Pilika will ask Vaan to retrieve her diary from her workplace if spoken to again, after finishing the hunt for Rocktoise. The player must go to the technick shop and will be given the choice to read the diary once it it found. The player must return to Pilika and give her the diary, and she will ask if Vaan read it. The player must answer "I've done nothing" to get a Shepard's Bolero. If the player answered "Read it" she will give a Kilimweave Shirt, an inferior reward.

Bhujerban MadhuEdit

Bhujerban Madhu Locations

Map of the locations of Bhujerban Madhu and its buyers.

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Bhujerban Madhu found in the aerodrome.

After acquiring the Dawn Shard the player can revisit Bhujerba and hear about a famous liquor called Bhujerban Madhu. The player can earn 1000 gil per bottle by selling to the right buyers. The bottles are located all over Bhujerba and there's guaranteed to be a buyer in the same area a bottle is found. The player doesn't have to sell only one bottle to a buyer - they'll pay the same price for each bottle they can get.

  • BHUJERBAN AERODROME
    • Bottle: On some luggage in the waiting area.
    • Buyer: Man sitting on rail directly across from the bottle.
  • RITHIL'S PROTECTIVES
    • Bottle: Cabinet near the clerk's counter.
    • Buyer: Old Shop Clerk near counter.
  • TARGE'S ARMS
    • Bottle: The corner between the cases of weapons in the second floor.
    • Buyer: Woman speaking with the sitting man on the ground level.
  • KHUS SKYGROUNDS
    • Bottle: Box with moogle next to the street vendor.
    • Buyer: Woman leaning on the rail across from the street vendor.
  • TRAVICA WAY
    • Bottle: The street next to Street Kid at the southeast end.
    • Buyer: Guy leaning on the wall across from the Magick Shop.
  • MAIT'S MAGICKS
    • Bottle: With other bottles on a table.
    • Buyer: Bhujerban Guru next to the table with bottles.
  • STARAS RESIDENCE
    • Bottle: Between the dressers to the right of the entrance.
    • Buyer: Niray, in the middle of the home (only after completing the Antlion hunt).
  • CLOUDBORNE ROW
    • Bottle: On the stacked boxes in alley below Staras Residence.
    • Buyer: Man talking to passed out bangaa in front of Cloudborne entrances
  • CLOUDBORNE
    • Bottle: Table closest to the bar.
    • Buyer: Magu, seeq sitting in alcove between the exits.
  • LHUSU SQUARE
    • Bottle: On the edge of the pool before entrance to the mines.
    • Buyer: Miner sitting next to the seeq street vendor.
  • BASHKETI'S GAMBITS
    • Bottle: Bookshelf in the upper floor.
    • Buyer: Seeq shop clerk on the same floor.
  • MINER'S END
    • Bottle: Crates next to the Gambit Shop.
    • Buyer: Bangaa miner south of the Gambit Shop.
  • KAFF TERRACE
    • Bottle: Next to the seeq sitting near the top of the stairs.
    • Buyer: Woman north of the stairs, standing at the edge.
  • CLIO'S TECHNICKS
    • Bottle: Box between the counter and the stairs.
    • Buyer: Shop clerk standing in the middle of the shop.

ShopsEdit

Note: The items available for purchase change throughout the game. These items may not all be available at the same time.

Targe's ArmsEdit

Weapon Cost
Iron Sword 1,200 gil
Oak Staff 400 gil
Javelin 1,400 gil
Assassin's Dagger 1,400 gil
Capella 1,400 gil
Oaken Pole 1,300 gil
Aevis Killer 1,500 gil
Zwill Blade 1,700 gil
Cherry Staff 800 gil
Broadsword 400 gil
Dagger 200 gil
Shortbow 500 gil
Altair 500 gil
Longsword 700 gil
Mage Masher 700 gil
Silver Bow 1,000 gil

Rithil's ProtectivesEdit

Armor Cost
Leather Headgear 500 gil
Bronze Chestplate 500 gil
Topkapi Hat 500 gil
Kilimweave Shirt 500 gil
Sallet 1,000 gil
Scale Armor 1,000 gil
Buckler 1,000 gil
Horned Hat 700 gil
Ringmail 700 gil
Calot Hat 700 gil
Shepherd's Bolero 700 gil
Iron Helm 1,400 gil
Iron Armor 1,400 gil
Bronze Shield 1,200 gil
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

Street VendorsEdit

There are two vendors, one in Khus Skygrounds and one in Lhusu Square.

Wares Cost
Sweep 16,200 gil
Turtleshell Choker 9,300 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

Clio's TechnicksEdit

Technick Cost
Poach 7,000 gil
Charge 1,700 gil
Horology 2,000 gil
Souleater 6,400 gil

Mait's MagicksEdit

Spell Cost
Raise 1,900 gil
Cura 1,500 gil
Vox 300 gil
Stona 800 gil
Water 800 gil
Immobilize 600 gil
Disable 600 gil
Break 900 gil
Reflect 800 gil
Blind 200 gil
Protect 200 gil
Poison 500 gil
Shell 300 gil
Sleep 700 gil
Oil 600 gil
Silence 400 gil
Dark 500 gil

Musical ThemesEdit

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"The Skycity of Bhujerba" from Final Fantasy XII
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FFXII - The Skycity of Bhujerba
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The music in Bhujerba is the eponymous track "The Skycity of Bhujerba". 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

Itadaki Street - Bhujerba

Bhujerba in Itadaki Street Portable.

The Skycity of Bhujerba appears in Itadaki Street Portable as an area. The Strahl can be seen in the background.

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street MobileEdit

The Skycity of Bhujerba returns in Itadaki Street Mobile as a stage.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Sage Knowledge states that Clan Buckaboo is located here.
  • In Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, the player can learn the job Parivir. It's also mentioned Parivirs came from western part of Ivalice.
  • Miclio, the petitioner for the Diabolos Hunt, can be seen with another hat-wearing child running around Bhujerba before the hunt becomes available. After Diabolos is defeated he explains that children in Bhujerba no longer wear hats because of the stories about Diabolos, confirming the two children around the skycity are ghosts.

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