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Vaan at the Entrance.

The Dynast-King's treasure. The Dawn Shard is but one of the riches that lie waiting in King Raithwall's tomb.
—Ashe

Tomb of Raithwall (レイスウォール王墓, Reisuwōru Ōbo?) is a location in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. It is the resting place of the Dynast King and his treasures. Tomb of Raithwall is located west of the Nam-Yensa Sandsea at the bottom of the Valley of Death, and must be conquered to obtain the Dawn Shard.

Adventurers seeking treasure or glory must travel by foot through the Sandsea and, upon arriving, are greeted by a Garuda. If the adventurer passes the gate guardian they must travel into the tomb by way of the waystone.

The path to the tomb is protected by a Demon Wall, and the rest of the tomb is filled with undead, bats and living statuary. In the final chamber Belias, the Gigas protects the Dawn Shard, one of the treasures of the Dynast King.

LocationEdit

Tomb of Raithwall is located west of Jagd Yensa, past Nam-Yensa Sandsea, deep in the Valley of the Dead. Due to being located on a Jagd access by regular airship is not possible.

Sage KnowledgeEdit

West of the Jagd Yensa, deep in the Valley of the Dead, lies the tomb of Dynast-King Raithwall, a titanic stone structure built during the age of the Galtean Alliance to celebrate his subjugation of the lands bordering the Naldoan Sea. Inside can be found many technologies and architectural marvels beyond the ken of modern man. In addition to Raithwall's crypt, the tomb contains priceless royal treasure, and only those with proof of direct lineage are suffered within. Intruders are met with traps and guardians most terrible. Though the sky pirates know of the treasure's existence, none have succeeded in its theft as yet.
—Sage Knowledge 52, Tomb of Raithwall

TreasuresEdit

See also: Treasure (Final Fantasy XII)
FF12 - Treasure Chest

After defeating the optional Demon Wall the player can gain access to an unlimited amount of Demonsbane swords. The wall where the Demon's Wall emerged contains a secret switch that opens a secret passage. In the middle of the passage there is a treasure chest with a 70% chance to spawn, and if the treasure spawns, it has a 45% chance to be gil, and if it is items, it is either the Demonsbane or a Holy Mote. If the Diamond Armlet is equipped the item treasure is Dark Matter.

The common item treasure for the other treasures in the tomb is a Knot of Rust. Other common item treasures are recovery items and gambits. With the Diamond Armlet the common item treasure is Knot of Rust and the rare item is Hi-Ether.

In the southeast corner of the Southfall Passage there is a treasure that may have the Iron Hammer. In the northeast corner of the Northfall Passage the player may find the Longbow, and near the central device that must be operated to open a new passage, the player may find the Gillie Boots.

The Cloister of Flame has four treasures that will always spawn, but will never spawn again once claimed. One of them is always Elixir, and one can be either an Elixir or Water Mote, and the others are common items.

StoryEdit

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Demon Wall

The Demon Wall attacks.

Raithwall the Dynast King was buried in the tomb his followers built for him in a mountain beyond the Nam-Yensa Sandsea. The area is one of the parts of Ivalice known as Jagd making air travel to the tomb impossible by regular means.

The party visits the Tomb on their quest to find the Dawn Shard to prove Ashe's lineage so she could assume Dalmasca's throne. She promises to take only the nethicite and let the sky pirate Balthier have the rest of King Raithwall's treasures. On their journey the party is joined by Vossler, Ashe and Basch's old comrade from the Resistance.

Dawn shard

Ashe holding the Dawn Shard.

The party makes their way to the heart of the tomb and fights the Esper Belias only to discover Belias was the treasure. Balthier is unimpressed, having expected the treasure to be something financially measurable. Ashe finds the Dawn Shard and witnesses an apparition of her late husband, Rasler Heios Nabradia, but on their way out the party finds Vossler has betrayed them and they are captured by the Empire.

The manga version expands on the events. Ashe, Vaan and Penelo attempt to retrieve the Dawn Shard while the others fight Belias. Vaan wants to help the others, but Ashe claims finding the Dawn Shard takes priority. Vaan is unimpressed with Ashe's attitude toward power and her friends and abandons her to look for the Dawn Shard alone while he helps the others in battling Belias. Ashe retrieves the Dawn Shard and returns to protect Vaan from the Esper, and the group defeats Belias together. Belias's glyph marks itself on the back of Ashe's hand as a sign of its servitude to her. Ashe and Vaan see an apparition of Rasler, and Ashe thinks back to their marriage.

LocationsEdit

  • Valley of the Dead (to the Nam-Yensa Sandsea)
  • Hall of the Destroyer
  • Hall of the Sentinel
  • Royal Passage
  • Northfall Passage
  • Southfall Passage
  • Cloister of Flame
  • Chamber of First Light


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QuestsEdit

Demonsbane SwordEdit

Demonsbane sword

Fran with Demonsbane Sword.

After having defeated both Demon Walls, the party can touch the blue crystal where the first demon emerged to reveal a secret area. The treasure, which sometimes contains the Demonsbane sword, is at the bottom of either stairwell (they both lead to the same place). Because the chances of the sword spawning are slim, it is advised to save the game before entering. If the sword is not in the chest, one can restart and try again. Demonsbane will keep on re-spawning endlessly.

At this point it is one of the most powerful weapons, being beaten only by; the Burning Bow (rare drop from Dive Talons), Arcturus (Bazaar), Francisca (Bazaar) and Zwill Crossblade (Bazaar), but these four weapons are harder to obtain before entering the tomb.

The chest has a 70% chance to spawn and if the chest spawns, it has a 27.5% chance to contain Demonsbane. The player may not equip the Diamond Armlet.

EnemiesEdit

ShopEdit

Dyce is found at the end of Nam-Yensa Sandsea, near the entrance to Tomb of Raithwall. After the party has progressed past this point in game, he will no longer be there.

AmmunitionEdit

Ammunition Cost
Onion Arrows 100 gil
Onion Bolts 100 gil
Onion Shot 100 gil
Onion Bombs 100 gil

WeaponsEdit

Weapon Cost
Capella 1,400 gil
Killer Bow 2,000 gil

ItemsEdit

Item Cost
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
Hi-Potion 210 gil

AccessoriesEdit

Accessory Cost
Rose Corsage 800 gil
Amber Armlet 6,600 gil
Sash 500 gil
Argyle Armlet 800 gil

MagicksEdit

Magick 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 Tomb of Raithwall" from Final Fantasy XII
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FFXII - The Tomb of Raithwall
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The background music for the Tomb of Raithwall is the eponymous track "The Tomb of Raithwall" (レイスウォール王の墓, Reisuwōru Ou No Haka?). The theme that plays outside in the Valley of Death is "Moment's Rest" (一瞬の休息, Isshun No Kyuusoku?).

MapEdit

FF12 Map - Tomb of Raithwall


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