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Palamecian Empire

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PRONUNCIATION: PAL-uh-MEE-see-uhn EM-pahyuhr
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: Unknown
ORIGINS NAME: Palamecian Empire
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Palamecian Empire
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Palamecian Empire

    The Palamecian Empire was a powerful, warmongering nation under the control of the evil Emperor Mateus that sought to conquer the world. Mateus, using his dark magic, called forth monsters from the depths of Hell and unleashed them on the unsuspecting kingdoms of the world. In the nearby kingdom of Fynn, the Wild Rose Rebellion, under the guidance of the King of Fynn and his daughter Princess Hilda, formed to rise up against the Empire. However, they were defeated and pushed out of their home by the demonic forces of Mateus. The Empire soon overran the small towns of Bafsk and Salamand, and wiped out the valiant Dragoons of Deist.
    Following the invasion of Fynn, three young orphans named Firion, Maria and Guy joined the Rebellion and helped Hilda score several key victories against the Empire including the destruction of their fearsome warship, the Dreadnought. Firion and his allies eventually killed Mateus in combat in his fortress hidden within the whirling Cyclone. Mateus' soul plummeted to Hell where he regained power and returned to the land of the living, transforming Castle Palamecia into the infernal palace Pandaemonium. With the help of their long lost friend, Leon, the heroes destroyed Mateus' dark soul in Pandaemonium and finally released the world from the terrifying grip of the Palamecian Empire.

GAME INFO
    The Palamecian Empire is the main antagonistic group of Final Fantasy II. Most enemies in the game are affiliated with the Empire in some way.

NAME ORIGIN
    The name Palamecia may derive from Palatium, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. It is the centermost of the seven hills and was the location of the palaces of the Roman emperors. The ultimate origin of the name may be Pales, the name of an Italic goddess of shepherds and cattle. An empire is a political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations ruled by a single supreme authority. The word comes from the Latin imperare meaning "to command".

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