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NOTABLE INHABITANTS: None
KEY ITEMS: None
KEY TERMS: None
ENEMIES: Basilisk, Big Horn, Black Flan, Bomb, Chimera, Death Flower, Devil's Bloom, Flying Ray, Ghast, Ghost, Gottos, Hill Gigas, Ice Lizard, Imp, Killer Mantis, Malboro Terra, Red Mousse, Red Soul, Revenant, Specter, Vampire Girl, Werewolf, White Dragon, Wraith, Yellow Soul
BOSSES: Fire Gigas, Ice Gigas, Thunder Gigas, White Dragon
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PRONUNCIATION: MIS-sid-ee-uhn TOU-er
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: パミシディアの塔
ORIGINS NAME: Mysidian Tower
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Mysidian Tower
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Mysidian Tower

    The Mysidian Tower was a great spire situated on an island to the north of the ancient village of Mysidia. Legends told that the Tower housed the Ultima Tome, a text inscribed with the mythical White Magic spell Ultima. It was sealed by three magical artifacts and guarded from the Sea by the immense serpent Leviathan.
    Many ages ago, the infernal palace of Hell, Pandaemonium, appeared and swarms of vicious monsters poured forth upon the world. The mages of old created the spell known as Ultima to fight back against the creatures of Hell and banish Pandaemonium back to the underworld. In order to keep this powerful spell from falling into the hands of evil, the mages constructed the Mysidian Tower and sealed the Ultima Tome away on its top floor behind a magical barrier. The Tower's myriad of floors corresponded to the elements of Fire, Ice and Lightning and were defended by fearsome Gigas. The Tower could only be entered by those carrying a Crystal Rod, found in the depths of the nearby Cave of Mysidia. As a final safeguard, the mages placed the gargantuan sea serpent Leviathan in the waters around the Tower, tasked with devouring anyone approaching the Tower carrying a Crystal Rod.
    Shortly before his death, the King of Fynn ordered Minwu, the White Wizard of Fynn, to break the Tower's seal and acquire the Ultima Tome for use in their rebellion against the evil Palamecian Empire. However, Minwu went missing and a worried Princess Hilda urged Firion, Maria, Guy and Leila to journey to the Tower and help their friend. The heroes set out on their quest to enter the Tower, beginning by recovering the White Mask from the dungeons beneath Castle Fynn. They then set sail for the Tropical Island where they discovered the Black Mask deep in the Island's caves. With the two legendary Masks in hand, the heroes entered the village of Mysidia where a statue of a Goddess was enshrined beneath the city. They learned that placing the Black Mask on the Goddess statue would freeze the insidious Doppelganger blocking passage into the Cave of Mysidia. The heroes set off for the Cave and placed the White Mask on the petrified creature, which vanished before their eyes. They explored the cavern and found a Crystal Rod in its recesses. Firion and his allies then embarked for the Mysidian Tower, but a massive whirlpool seized their Ship and they were devoured by Leviathan. Leila was thrown overboard and separated from the heroes. Inside Leviathan's gullet, Firion and his friends encountered Ricard Highwind, the last of the Dragoons, who was also searching for the Ultima Tome to avenge his fallen comrades. They joined forces and managed to defeat a disgusting Roundworm to escape Leviathan aboard their Ship, slipping between the beast's jaws and out into the open Sea.
    Holding up the Crystal Rod at the Tower's gates, the heroes were able to enter the citadel. Battling through its floors, they defeated the three elemental giants and soon arrived at the Tower's pinnacle where they found their old friend Minwu. The magic binding the seal was extremely powerful, and the White Wizard was forced to concentrate every last bit of his strength to unlock the seal. The seal soon shattered, but the toll was too heavy on Minwu, who collapsed to the ground. He assured the heroes not to grieve, knowing that this was his destiny. He urged them to take Ultima and use it to help the Wild Rose Rebellion defeat the Empire before perishing. Firion and his allies entered the chamber where Ultima was kept. Within the chamber, a group of glowing silver orbs bestowed the power of burning flame, the quiet solitude of earth, the sparkling clarity of water and the swiftness of gusting wind upon the heroes. A golden orb sat in the center of the chamber, which upon investigating, the heroes were entrusted with the legendary Ultima Tome. The heroes escaped the Tower and carried the powerful Tome back to Fynn, to battle back against the Empire and its fearsome armies.

GAME INFO
    The Mysidian Tower is the second longest dungeon of the game, after Pandaemonium. The second and third floors are attuned to the element of Fire and guarded by a mage who transforms into a Fire Gigas. The fourth and fifth floors are attuned to the element of Ice and guarded by a mage who transforms into an Ice Gigas. The sixth and seventh floors are attuned to the element of Lightning and guarded by a mage who transforms into a Thunder Gigas. After Minwu breaks the seal on the top floor, four silver orbs can be found which raise the party's strength, spirit, intelligence and agility attributes.

ADDITIONAL INFO
    The Potion found in a treasure chest on 6F of the Mysidian Tower in the original NES version and Final Fantasy Origins was replaced with an Elixir in Dawn of Souls and the 20th Anniversary Edition.

NAME ORIGIN
     The origin of the name Mysidia is unknown, if you have any information please contact the Webmaster. A tower is a building or part of a building that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length. The word comes from the Latin word turris.

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