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Outside Stilshrine of Miriam.

Journey across the Paramina Rift to the Stilshrine of Miriam. There rests the gift he entrusted to the Gran Kiltias of his time. Seek it out. The Sword of Kings... can cut through nethicite.
—Anastasis of Kiltias

The Stilshrine of Miriam (ミリアム遺跡, Miriamu Iseki?, lit. Miriam Ruin) is a location in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. It is a temple located in snowy mountains, housing a powerful artifact.

Stilshrine of Miriam is one of the two areas included in the playable demo released in North America a year before the game.

Sage KnowledgeEdit

An ancient shrine deep within the Jagd Ramooda. Like Raithwall's tomb, this, too, was constructed in the time of the Galtean Alliance, originally to honor the ancient god of swords and martial might. It is said that a Gran Kiltias of long ago selected the Stilshrine to house the relics of Dynast-King Raithwall, though why he chose this site, and not a temple of his own sect, is unclear.

LocationEdit

The Stilshrine of Miriam is located in a territory near the Paramina Rift. Flying there is normally impossible, because the area is a jagd.

  • Walk of Sky (to the Paramina Rift)
  • Walk of Mind
  • Ward of Measure
  • Cold Distance
  • Ward of Steel
  • Walk of Prescience
  • Walk of Reason
  • Ward of Velitation
  • Walk of Torn Illusion
  • Ward of the Sword-King
  • Walk of Revelation
  • Hall of Worth
  • Vault of the Champion
  • Throne of Veiled Gods (enter from Ward of Measure with Stone of the Condemner)
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TreasuresEdit

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Unlike in most areas in the game, most treasures in the Stilshrine can contain equipment. With the Diamond Armlet equipped the common item treasure is Knot of Rust and the rare treasure is Elixir.

Most treasures in the Shrine are found in the Walk of Reason area. The treasure in the northeast of the area can contain Steel Poleyns and the treasure slightly south from there can have the Lamia's Tiara. There is a group of four treasures in the southeast corner and one of them can have the Pirate Hat. Among the treasures found on the other side of the map, in the northwest, the player may find the Firefly and Sorcerer's Hat.

The treasure in the east end of the Ward of Velitation is always either Elixir or Megalixir when Diamond Armlet is not equipped, but with Diamond Armlet the treasure is always Megalixir. The treasure will not respawn.

The Ward of the Sword-King area has a Hidden passage on the left of the hallway; if the player skirts the wall in a way the camera attempts to go "inside" the wall, they reveal a new path. At the end of the path they can find a treasure that never respawns that has either Dark Matter or Shell Shield. With the Diamond Armlet equipped the treasure is 90% Shell Shield, 10% Dark Matter. When entering the last room after the hidden passage the player should cast Float before entering, because the entrance is covered in traps.

Walk of SkyEdit

These chests only appear in the International Zodiac Job System versio. They do not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
1 100% 0% N/A Tourmaline Ring
2 100% 0% N/A Tourmaline Ring
3 100% 0% N/A Battle Harness


Walk of MindEdit

This chest only appears in the International Zodiac Job System version. It does not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
4 100% 0% N/A Ice Shield


Ward of VelitationEdit

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Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
1[1] 100% 0% Item 1 Item 2 Knot of Rust
Elixir Knot of Rust
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.
IZJS
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
5 5% 5% ≤ 65000 gil Potion Common Rare
Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
6 10% 95% ≤ 200 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Megalixir Potion Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
7[1] 100% 0% N/A Countdown
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Cold DistanceEdit

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Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
2 100% 0% Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Dark Matter Shell Shield Shell Shield Dark Mater
IZJS
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
8[1] 100% 0% N/A Shell Shield
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Walk of PrescienceEdit

This chest only appears in the International Zodiac Job System version. It does not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
9 100% 0% N/A Ruby Ring


Walk of ReasonEdit

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Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
3 60% 45% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust Steel Poleyns ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
4 60% 45% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust Lamia's Tiara ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
5 70% 30% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust Chronos Tear ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
6 55% 45% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust Firefly ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
7 60% 45% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust Sorcerer's Hat ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
8 60% 40% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust Gold Needle ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
9 55% 30% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust Pirate Hat ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
10 80% 40% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust G-Foe: HP >= 3000 ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
11 80% 40% Gil Item 1 Item 2 Gil Common Rare
≤ 50 gil Knot of Rust G-Foe: HP < 3000 ≤ 200 gil Knot of Rust Elixir
IZJS
Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
10[1] 100% 0% N/A Ashura
11 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Cura Mote Platinum Sword Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
12 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Hi-Potion Obelisk Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
13 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Remedy Hunting Crossbow Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
14 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Phoenix Down Power Rod Knot of Rust Meteorite (C)
15 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Chronos Tear Kiku-ichimonji Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
16 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Chronos Tear Golden Staff Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
17 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Cura Mote Loxley Bow Knot of Rust Meteorite (B)
18 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Phoenix Down Ras Algethi Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
19 75% 50% ≤ 370 gil Item 1 Item 2 Common Rare
Phoenix Down Hammerhead Knot of Rust Meteorite (A)
  • 1 - Chest does not respawn.

Walk of SteelEdit

This chest only appears in the International Zodiac Job System version. It does not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
20 100% 0% N/A Sage's Ring


Hall of WorthEdit

These chests only appear in the International Zodiac Job System version. They do not respawn.

Chest Spawns Holds Gil% Gil Normal Treasure Diamond Armlet Treasure
20 100% 0% N/A Elixir
21 100% 0% N/A Bubble Mote

ProfileEdit

Stilshrine of miriam

Pedestal of Dawn at the entrance to the Stilshrine.

Not much is known about Stilshrine of Miriam. It is named after an ancient god of swords and martial might (also referred to as a goddess elsewhere in the game). It was built during the time of the Galtean Alliance, by the Gran Kiltias of that time. The Sword of Kings rests, sealed deep within. No one knows why the Sword was left with the Gran Kiltias and not kept by King Raithwall himself.

Stilshrine of Miriam has a design similar to other places built during the Galtean Alliance, like the Sochen Cave Palace. Unlike other buildings from this era though, it is in much better condition, thanks to the effort of the Kiltia. The guardians of the Stilshrine even consist of the walls themselves. The technology to do this has since been lost.

StoryEdit

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Sword of Kings deep inside Stilshrine of Miriam.

Princess Ashe has decided to fight the Empire, but with no nethicite to use for a weapon after the Dawn Shard lost its power, the outlook looks grim. The Gran Kiltias Anastasis on Mt Bur-Omisace tells Ashe of the Sword of Kings resting deep inside the Stilshrine of Miriam; a sword, that can cut through nethicite, to destroy the Empire's most powerful of weapons.

The party venture inside the shrine and eventually come across the sword. Balthier urges Ashe to test the sword on the Dawn Shard to see if it really works. Ashe hesitates and sees the ghostly vision of Lord Rasler, shaking his head at her. She still picks up the sword and raises it to the stone, but on purpose misses the mark. Fran says the stone fears the sword, and Ashe says she is positive this sword is the real Sword of Kings.

Spoilers end here.

QuestsEdit

Rare GameEdit

To find Myath, the player must have spoken to the "Huntmaster" in Phon Coast and defeated Thalassinon, which will trigger the start of the Rare Game quest. Myath then appears in the Stilshrine of Miriam in the area Ward of Velitation. To get this creature to spawn, the player must kill the three Dragon Aevises in the room, leave and return, and it will be in the center of the room. Like all trophy game, once it is killed, it will never reappear.

To find the Rare Game Matriarch Bomb, as well as the enemy Oiling, the player needs to locate the hidden passage in Ward of the Sword-King. The player should head south to where Darkmare stands in waiting. The western wall here is where the hidden passage is located. When the player stands in front of the western wall for a few seconds, the wall will vanish and reveal a hidden stairway leading up. The player can try to move the game camera inside the wall to reveal it. The player should cast Float on the party, as the last hidden area has a trap that immediately applies berserk and confuse and is otherwise impossible to avoid.

The Matriarch Bomb has a 20% chance to spawn in the final area, along with a one time only treasure that can contain either a Dark Matter or a Shell Shield.

Once entering the Stilshrine, the player must spend at least thirty minutes within to find Negalmuur. Darkmare must also be killed (Ward of the Sword-King) for it to appear. Negalmuur will spawn at the junction within the Ward of the Sword-King. Negalmuur can be used for auto-leveling (see below).

Level grindingEdit

By correctly setting up the party's gambits, it is possible to create an infinite loop, which allows the game to be left playing while the party continues to gain experience. Leaving the game for a long period of time, for example overnight, allows the party to gain several levels with only minor initial effort.

There are two important things to avoid, both of which have the effect of ending the loop. The first is killing Negalmuur. To this end, gambits should be set up so as to ensure that only the summoned enemies are attacked, for example, using a gambit such as "Foe:HP<3,000", since Negalmuur's HP is far in excess of that. The second thing is to prevent the party leader remaining KOed for long enough that the game is paused to select a new leader. The appropriate healing gambits should be set up to avoid the party leader's death, and Decoy used to attract as many attacks as possible to other members.

One early method for near infinite auto-leveling is to teleport back to Rabanastre and buy the gambit for Foe: HP <2000 (also the < 3000 gambit, if the party doesn't already have it), plus Bone Mail. It's also good to grab a Flame Shield to farm some Oilings while waiting for the 30 min Negalmuur spawn time to pass.

Party leader gambits in order of priority top to bottom:

(1) Party health maintenance gambits (Vox, Raise, Curaga, Haste, ... , Esuna);
(2a) Foe: HP < 1000 → Attack (Optional - if there is enough available gambit space);
(2) Foe: HP < 2000 → Attack (If one doesn't want to steal, one can just use the HP < 3000 gambit);
(3) Foe: HP = 100% → Steal;
(4) Self → Charge.

Using Remedies to remove Doom status is not so workable as the earliest the Self: Status = Doom gambit is available is Balfonheim. The Ally: Status = Doom gambit would probably end up using too many Remedies. This is why this method is described as "near" infinite; there is still the small chance the party leader might get doomed.

Number (2) on the list should have higher priority than (3), as the aim is for turnover: the faster the Ghasts are killed, the faster Negalmuur spawns more, and the fewer Ghasts there are simultaneously present hitting the party. One wants to avoid having Negalmuur + four Ghasts with part-health spawned and to be stuck on raising, healing and buffing because of being under constant attack, also increasing the likelihood of the party leader ending up doomed.

The party should be equipped with weapons with stable damage instead weapons with high but unstable damage to get the Ghasts' health below 2000 on the first hit from the secondary characters. Alternatively, one could use the Foe: HP < 3000 gambit instead, but then the chances of stealing are reduced.

Secondary character gambits in order of priority top to bottom:

(1) Self → Decoy;
(2) Party health maintenance gambits (as per tank, but is a good idea to mix them up a bit so the characters aren't constantly interrupting their action/cast because another character has changed theirs);
(3a) Foe: HP < 1000 → Attack (as per tank, optional - if there is available gambit space);
(3) Foe: HP < 2000 → Attack (as per tank, if the player does not care about stealing, one should just use HP < 3000);
(4) Foe: party leader's target → Attack;
(5) Self → Charge.

Both subs should have Decoy as it reduces the likelihood of the party leader becoming a target should one of the subs die and have to be raised. It helps to have the licenses for extended status effect time (to limit Haste, Decoy recasting) and to gain MP from dealing or taking damage. Finally, having Thief's Cuffs equipped increases the chance of a Paramina Crossbow steal.

The above early method is not fool-proof, as the tank will occasionally be doomed.

Later methods available are to either equip the party leader with a Ribbon to prevent Doom status, or otherwise gaining the Self: Status = Doom gambit, a stack of Remedies, and the license that allows Remedies to heal Doom. The latter Remedy method would only last as long as the Remedies do. The latter method would also mean the party leader would be stealing without having Thief's Cuffs equipped.

EnemiesEdit

Darkmare

Darkmare roams the hallways of Stilshrine of Miriam.

Life Crystal-large

The Life Crystal is in fact a Crystalbug.

Matriarch Bomb-large

Matriarch Bomb is found in the secret area of the shrine.

MapEdit

Areas highlighted in red are hidden passages that do not appear on the map.
FF12 Map - Stilshrine of Miriam

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Stilshrine of Miriam, Part 1Edit

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Stilshrine of Miriam, Part 2Edit

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GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Miriam is the name of the sister of both Moses and Aaron as told in the Book of Exodus in Hebrew Bible. She is in fact, a prophetess and the older sibling of them.

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