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Zidane at the Auction.

Treno Auction House is a location in the city of Treno in Final Fantasy IX. The party can bid for both normal and key items, and the former usually come in the form of add-ons, such as Dark Matter and Reflect Ring.

StoryEdit

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The auction is part of the storyline. Kuja seems to be a regular, although there are some in-game rumors supporting the fact that he may be the owner. The auctioneer inquires in his interest in Garnet in a servant-like manner, so one might assume Kuja has brought a great deal of money to the auction house. Freya also mentions he may be King, the owner of the mansion.

Amarant was once a guard in the auction house but was fired when Zidane framed him after an attempt at thievery. This theft, occurring before the game's storyline begins, makes Amarant a wanted man throughout Treno; there are posters showing his likeness at the inn.

AuctionEdit

Treno auctioneer

During the auction, generally there are two key items and two pieces of equipment, usually add-ons. The key items bought in the auction can almost always be sold to the nobles walking around Treno, and it is easy to make a profit on an item. Add-ons, such as Dark Matter, Ribbons, and Anklets are removed from the auction if the player has one in their inventory, but this can be bypassed by equipping them to a character.

The Elixir is removed from the auction if more than five are present in the party's inventory. A useful way to avoid a bidding war is to bid after the auctioneer's second "last" call, right before he declares the item sold. This temporarily halts the countdown but helps avoid most of the bidding.

A key item called Magical Fingertip is one of the items available in the auction. The Magical Fingertip can be given to the old man near the inn in Daguerreo to obtain Excalibur. The player must first talk to the man to make Magical Fingertip appear in the auction, and the player needs to have bought Une's Mirror, Doga's Artifact, Griffin's Heart, and the Rat Tail and sell them in the town to make the Magical Fingertip available. These items can be sold to the nobleman and adventurer that walk around the Bishop's House and the scholar in the synthesis shop.

Additionally, Doga's Artifact and Une's Mirror can be taken to the Black Mage Village's gramophone to play "Doga and Unei" from Final Fantasy III. Aside from these uses, owning these key items can increase the Treasure Hunter Rank.

ItemsEdit

Item Starting Price Estimated Price Availability
Griffin's Heart 1,000 6,100 Unique key item. Available from Disc 2.
Doga's Artifact 1,400 10,000 Unique key item. Available from Disc 2.
Une's Mirror 2,200 14,400 Unique key item. Available from Disc 2.
Reflect Ring 2,200 15,000 Available from Disc 2. Sold only once.
Mini-Cid 500 1,600 Unique key item, and a part of the Mini-Figurines set. Available from Disc 2. Sold only once.
Magician Robe 1,200 7,700 Available from Disc 2. Infinite amount.
Fairy Earrings 1,400 9,500 Available from Disc 2. Infinite amount.
Madain's Ring 1,300 8,700 Available from Disc 2. Infinite amount.
Pearl Rouge 2,500 17,100 Available from Disc 2. Infinite amount.
Magical Fingertip 8,900 40,000 Key item. Only shows up on Disc 4, and only after buying Doga's Artifact, Une's Mirror, Rat Tail, and Griffin's Heart first, and selling them to the citizens. Must also speak to an old man in Daguerreo to make the item appear. Sold only once.
Promist Ring 4,300 24,500 Available from Disc 3 after getting the Blue Narciss boat. Only sold if player has none in their inventory.
Thief Gloves 4,500 19,900 Available from Disc 3 after getting the Blue Narciss boat. Sold only once.
Feather Boots 2,600 15,000 Available from Disc 3. Only sold if player has none in their inventory.
Rat Tail 3,300 15,500 Unique key item. Available from Disc 3.
Anklet 2,500 17,000 Available from Disc 3. Only sold if player has none in their inventory.
Elixir 5,200 36,000 Available from Disc 2. Only sold if the player has less than 5 in their inventory.
Dark Matter 2,700 16,600 Available from Disc 3. Sold only once.
Ribbon 12,400 80,000 Available from Disc 4. Sold only once.

Selling the Key Items to the Citizens of TrenoEdit

After purchasing some of the key items in the auction, they can be sold to the nobles for a profit. Once sold, the items will reappear in the auction. The player can choose to decline the first offer in order to get a higher price (won't work for Doga's Artifact).

Item Person 1st offer 2nd offer
Griffin's Heart Adventurer at the Cafe. 8,000 10,000
Doga's Artifact Scholar in the Synthesis Shop. 10,000 N/A
Une's Mirror Nobleman at the Cafe. 12,000 15,000
Rat Tail Adventurer at the Cafe. 20,000 25,000

These items cannot be sold to their respective NPCs when won a second a time from the Treno Auction House after selling them initially. Reacquisition is only advised if the player is working on the Treasure Hunter Rank.

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