- "The land flourishes from the Earth Crystal's boons. Intriguing..."
Troia (トロイアのまち, Toroia no machi?), also known as Toroia, is a city in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Troia is a primarily matriarchal society, where eight female Epopts operate as the town leaders. Women fill other primarily "male" roles as well, such as being the guards, soldiers, doctors, and shopkeepers of the castle and its village. The kingdom is home to the Earth Crystal, and for its blessings is a land of lush forests and flowing rivers.
Cecil, Tellah, Yang, and Cid arrive in Troia to capture the Earth Crystal to trade it to Golbez in exchange for Rosa. However, they discover the Dark Elf has already stolen it. They visit Edward in the castle infirmary, and he gives them the Whisperweed to help them find the Crystal, and the group searches for the Dark Elf in the Lodestone Cavern.
Approximately a month prior to the beginning of the game, one of the eight Epopts took ill. Unable to govern properly with one fewer member, the Epopts sent word to Mysidia to send a mage to train a new Epopt. The Elder of Mysidia sent Palom, who arrives to discover his pupil is Leonora. After Leonora completes her training in Black Magic at the Tower of Trials, the kingdom is attacked by the Red Wings, under the command of the Mysterious Girl. Leonora is entrusted with the Earth Crystal, and both Palom and Leonora are forced to flee through the Troia Castle Waterway, then to the Lodestone Cavern, to escape the Red Wings.
In the game's ending, Leonora is appointed as the eighth Epopt, but she gives her post up to travel to Mysidia and study to become a Sage, feeling there are more worthy candidates for the position than her.
- Bomb x3
- Cockatrice x2, Gargoyle
- Cockatrice x3
- Eyewing Moth x2, Larva x2
- Floating Eye, Helldiver x2
- Floating Eye x2
- Goblin x2, Sword Rat x2
- Goblin x3
- Goblin x3, Sword Rat
- Goblin x4
- Helldiver x3
- Larva x3
- Spirit x2
- Spirit x2, Skeleton x2
- Spirit x2, Bomb x2
- Mizuichi x2
- White Mousse x4
- Coeurl x2
- Mythril Golem x2
- Coeurl, Ghost Knight, Mad Ogre
- Lamia Matriarch, Mystery Egg
- Skuldier x3
- Ice Lizard, Purple Bavarois x2
|"Troia" from the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV|
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Troia has its eponymous theme as a background music. In the Game Boy Advance version, the theme is also played during Edge's Lunar Trial.
An arrangement of the theme is included on the Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon album, and as well as in the Piano Collections.
"Troia" is the Greek name for the city of Troy. Coincidentally it is also the Italian word for "bitch".
- There is an oddity that goes back to the Super Nintendo era which is still present in every version of Final Fantasy IV. There is no way to speak with the woman in the red dress found on the second floor of the pub because the player is blocked by the fireplace and the old man. This unreachable NPC has text dialogue. The dialogue on the Super Nintendo is: "Do you have enough GPs? It's gonna be a bit too expensive from here on!" This woman doesn't appear in the Nintendo DS version.
- In Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, there is a trade material called "Troian Fabric".
- Harley's diary mentions she received her education and training in Troia when she was young.