Albrook, is a town in Final Fantasy VI. It is a port city, and after Vector, is the city most closely connected to the Gestahlian Empire.

Due to Albrook being the largest port on the Southern Continent, it was one of the first cities conquered by the Empire. When the player visits Albrook for the first time, the pub is always full of off-duty Imperial soldiers, and the streets are patrolled by troops in Magitek Armor.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Celes and Shadow join the Empire-Returner alliance.

The Blackjack lands at Albrook when Setzer ferries the party to the south to invade the Magitek Research Facility. After the banquet with Gestahl, Terra and Locke come to Albrook to board a Magitek Armor transport ship to Thamasa under the command of General Leo. They are accompanied by Shadow and Celes.

The Floating Continent hovers above Albrook once it becomes airborne, blanketing the city in shadow.

After leaving the Solitary Island in the World of Ruin, Celes washes ashore not far from Albrook. The townsfolk tell her much of what has happened in the past year, including Kefka's rise to power, and a man with a similar sparkle in his eyes to her, who headed north to Tzen to look for his friends.

Spoilers end here.

Layout[edit | edit source]

Albrook is constructed at least partially over a river or the edge of the ocean, with much of the city actually being on top of a large balcony that spans the water. The Weapon and Armor shops are down on the lower part of town by the waterfront, and the Relic shop, Pub, and Inn are on the elevated portion. The Pub and Inn occupy the same large building spanning the top area, and in the World of Balance is full of Imperial troopers spending time with the dancing girls and playing rambunctious music; in the World of Ruin however, the Pub is entirely empty. Sound of the Relic shop and Inn is an entrance to the pier, but until after the Imperial banquet it is blocked of by an Imperial trooper in Magitek Armor who will not allow anyone to pass.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Encounters[edit | edit source]

Shops[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

World of Balance
Item Price
Hi-Potion 300 gil
Ether 1,500 gil
Phoenix Down 500 gil
Eyedrops 50 gil
Holy Water 300 gil
Remedy 1,000 gil
Tent 1,200 gil
Teleport Stone 700 gil
World of Ruin
Item Price
Hi-Potion 300 gil
Ether 1,500 gil
Phoenix Down 500 gil
Holy Water 300 gil
Remedy 1,000 gil
Sleeping Bag 500 gil
Smoke Bomb 300 gil
Teleport Stone 700 gil

Weapons[edit | edit source]

World of Balance
Weapon Price
Sakura 3,200 gil
Bastard Sword 3,000 gil
Kiku-ichimonji 1,200 gil
Venom Claws 2,500 gil
Shuriken 30 gil
Flame Scroll 500 gil
Water Scroll 500 gil
Lightning Scroll 500 gil
World of Ruin
Weapon Price
Flametongue 7,000 gil
Icebrand 7,000 gil
Thunderblade 7,000 gil

Armor[edit | edit source]

World of Balance
Armor Price
Twist Headband 1,600 gil
Priest's Miter 3,000 gil
Ninja Gear 1,100 gil
Mythril Vest 1,200 gil
White Dress 2,200 gil
World of Ruin
Armor Price
Golden Shield 2,500 Gil
Green Beret 3,000 Gil
Priest's Miter 3,000 Gil
Golden Helmet 4,000 Gil
Golden Armor 10,000 Gil

Relics[edit | edit source]

World of Balance
Relic Price
Silver Spectacles 500 gil
Peace Ring 3,000 gil
Sniper Eye 3,000 gil
Amulet 5,000 gil
Earrings 5,000 gil
Reflect Ring 6,000 gil
World of Ruin
Relic Price
Barrier Ring 500 Gil
Mythril Glove 700 Gil
Jeweled Ring 1,000 Gil
Knight's Code 1,000 Gil
Sprint Shoes 1,500 Gil
Gigas Glove 5,000 Gil
Earrings 5,000 Gil
Reflect Ring 6,000 Gil

Treasures[edit | edit source]

Albrook in the World of Ruin (iOS/Android/PC).

There is a Hi-Potion in the barrel outside the Inn, and a Teleport Stone in a crate near the entrance to the ship dock. Inside a pot in the Weapon shop is Ether, and there is an Elixir in a clock in the joint Pub and Relic shop.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Expedition to Thamasa[edit | edit source]

After the Imperial banquet, the player will be in control of a party of Terra and Locke and have the objective to go to Albrook and meet up with General Leo. Leo can be found on the docked ship and will announce that Celes and Shadow are accompanying them on the expedition - if the player has not encountered Shadow previously, he will be named here. Leo will inform the party they depart the next day and he has arranged lodgings for them, go to the Inn and rest to advance the scene.

In the morning, return to Leo and tell him you are prepared to set out.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Albrook Map.png

Albrook Interiors Map.png


Musical themes[edit | edit source]

"From that Day On..." from Final Fantasy VI
Music

"Under Martial Law" is Albrook's World of Balance background theme, and is replaced by "From that Day On..." in the World of Ruin.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

There is an unseeable event when the party boards the ship to speak to General Leo, where if Gau is in the party, he will leave, and Locke and Terra will remark on his reluctance to travel by ship and decide to leave him behind. Presumably, this event exists just in case the player has Gau in their party, which could be possible if the player had him Leap on the Veldt and then put off regaining him until after the Imperial Banquet. However, as there is no way to get to the Veldt at this time, this loophole is impossible.

In an annotated draft map of the World of Ruin, Albrook (whose Japanese name may more accurately be translated "Alburg") is labeled アルソルグ (Arusorugu?) (roughly read "Alsorg").[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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