The Yamatano Orochi is an enemy in the Dawn of Souls and succeeding versions of the original Final Fantasy. It appears only in the deepest levels (30+) of the Whisperwind Cove, on the lava-filled levels resembling Mount Gulg and on the floating castle levels resembling Flying Fortress. They are quite rare but pack powerful multi-hit attacks due to their numerous heads. They appear in simple groups of four or six and have a chance of dropping a Braveheart sword, usable by Warriors, as well as a huge amount of Experience. Other than the sword and an extra page in the Bestiary, there is no other reason to pursue and hunt for this difficult enemy.
[view·edit·purge]Yamata no Orochi(八岐の大蛇, "8-branched giant snake"?) translated as the Eight-Forked Serpent in English, is a legendary 8-headed and 8-tailed Japanese dragon that was slain by the Shinto storm-god Susanoo.