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FFLIII Talon Artwork

The Talon (ステスロス, Sutesurosu?, lit. Stethelos), and later the Talon2, is the main transportation in Final Fantasy Legend III. At first, the Talon is useless, but as the story progresses, the Talon can eventually fly and time travel to the past or future. Throughout the first half of the game, it's stuck in a temple and can only be used for time traveling. Once the heroes figure out how to unleash its potential, it becomes their regular mode of transportation. Once Arthur acquirers Talon2, everyone still refers to it as Talon.

The Talon does not land when the party exits the ship, and it will remain airborne. Random encounters can occur when flying around, and battles take place aboard the ship. Talon begins the battle by firing its main weapon, regardless on which weapon the player has set up, it'll strike all enemies.

The item called Remote allows the user to call the Talon to the player.

StoryEdit

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The Talon was originally built by Sol. This space-time battle cruiser is capable of navigating the pathways separating dimensions. Commanding this weapon, Sol managed to seal the Pureland warriors in their own burned-out dimension. Once the ordeal was over, Sol returned to his universe with one last task to perform. He divided the internal mechanisms of the Talon into 13 Units. Using his last ounce of energy, Sol simply willed the Units and scattered them into various historical times and places on both the World and Pureland. When the Water Entity appeared, monsters systematically sacked the towns of the World, looking for the Units.

In the meantime, Talon was safely sealed inside the Palace. Arthur and his party went on a journey searching for the missing Units scattered across time in an attempt to stop the Water Entity. Eventually, Dr. Pulcer devise a plan to release Talon and sent Arthur to Floatland looking for Remote and X-Plane. Upon their recovery, Dr. Pulcer blew up the Palace and freed the Talon.

Once Arthur warp to Pureland, all of the Talon units malfunction and prevents him from returning to the World. With Talon's limited ability, they are unable to fly across oceans. After the Talon gets caught up in a sandstorm over Jorgandr Desert, it crashes into the ground and smashes into pieces. Arthur gather the units of the Talon and continues his journey to Talonsburg.

In Talonsburg, Arthur acquirers Talon2 and Dr. Quacer attaches all of Talon's previous units to Talon2. At this point, Arthur is able to fly across oceans with the Hover unit found within Talonsburg.

At Mt. Goht, Arthur and Borgin see Talon2 assisting them of its own free will by bombarding the area which creates a new passage. Arthur is puzzled that the Talon2 moved by itself, but Borgin tells him that his father's brain made it possible as Talon2 uses a human mind for its control system.

During the battle with Xagor, Talon2 assist Arthur by firing its main weapon. Once Xagor is defeated, the party escapes from Pureland in Talon2 and flies into the hole and emerge out of the Water Entity in the Future World. The Water Entity disappears, taking the Talon2 with it.

Spoilers end here.

Talon UnitsEdit

Units are devices that are installed into the battle cruiser called Talon, units are automatically installed when approaching the control panel in the cockpit.

EngineEdit

Name Effect Location
FFLIII UnitRover Travel over ground only. Can be selected from the Talon's menu to travel at normal speed. Find: Southeast Cave (Past)
FFLIII UnitHover Travel over ground and water. Can be selected from the Talon's menu to travel at faster speed. Find: Castle of Chaos (Present), Talonsburg (Pureland)
FFLIII UnitSoar Travel over any terrain (mountains). Can be selected from the Talon's menu to travel at high speed. Find: Eastern Ruins (Pureland)

WarpEdit

Name Effect Location
FFLIII UnitPast Can warp to the Past World. Find: Elan (Present)
FFLIII UnitFuture Can warp to the Future World. Find: Castle of Chaos (Present)
FFLIII UnitX-Plane Can warp to Pureland. Find: Maitreya's Tower (Floatland)
  • Warp 2: Listed at the end of the Unit digits within the game's data, and it cannot be installed onto the ship so its function (if any) is a mystery.

WeaponEdit

Name Effect Location
FFLIII UnitCannon Weapon, attacks all enemies. Already Installed
FFLIII UnitMissile Weapon, attacks all enemies. Find: Mt. Hasbid (Pureland)
FFLIII UnitLaser Weapon, attacks all enemies. Find: Cirrus (Pureland)
FFLIII UnitE-Ray Most powerful weapon, attacks all enemies. Find: Crevasse (Underworld)
FFLIII UnitShield Eliminates random encounters. Find: Talonsburg (Pureland)

OptionEdit

Name Effect Location
FFLIII UnitFlushex Returns lead party member to original form. Find: Lae (Past)
FFLIII UnitBerth Fully restore party's HP/MP, and status. Find: Viper City (Future)

Talon CrewEdit

Once the player finds the crew of the Talon, they will be able to buy items, equipment, and magic from them. Two of them can combine Light and Dark stones to make new weapons and armor and one of them can combine Elemental stones to make Lost Magic.

TreasuresEdit

  • FFLIII ShieldAegis
  • FFLIII Mystic SwordEmperor
  • FFLIII Mystic SwordMasmune

Musical themesEdit

The theme that plays while flying on the Talon is called "Theme of Another Dimension".

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

'Stethelos' takes its name from a city that appears in H. P. Lovecraft's novels.

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