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|name=Alexandria Castle
 
|name=Alexandria Castle
 
|release=FFIX
 
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|affiliation=Alexandria
 
|affiliation=Alexandria
 
|residents=[[Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI]], [[Garnet Til Alexandros XVII]], [[Beatrix]], [[Adelbert Steiner]], [[Zorn and Thorn]]
 
|residents=[[Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI]], [[Garnet Til Alexandros XVII]], [[Beatrix]], [[Adelbert Steiner]], [[Zorn and Thorn]]
|items=<div class="collapsible collapsed"><strong class="header">World of Balance:</strong>
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*Depending on score in sword-fighting minigame:
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*Depending on score in [[I Want to Be Your Canary#Sword fight|sword-fighting minigame]]:
**[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
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**[[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
**[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
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**[[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
**[[List of Final Fantasy IX armor#Silk Shirt|Silk Shirt]] (possible prize)
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**[[Final Fantasy IX armor#Silk Shirt|Silk Shirt]] (possible prize)
**[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Moonstone|Moonstone]] (possible prize)
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**[[Final Fantasy IX items#Moonstone|Moonstone]] (possible prize)
 
**??? Gil (possible prize)
 
**??? Gil (possible prize)
*[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (round up all Pluto Knights as Steiner)
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*[[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (round up all Pluto Knights as Steiner)
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<div class="collapsible collapsed"><strong class="header">Disc 2:</strong>
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*[[List of Final Fantasy IX weapons#Ice Brand|Ice Brand]]
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*[[Final Fantasy IX weapons#Ice Brand|Ice Brand]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Tent|Tent]]
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*[[Final Fantasy IX items#Tent|Tent]]
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<div class="collapsible collapsed"><strong class="header">Disc 3:</strong>
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*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Opal|Opal]]
 
*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Opal|Opal]]
 
*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Topaz|Topaz]]
 
*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Topaz|Topaz]]
 
*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Amethyst|Amethyst]]
 
*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Amethyst|Amethyst]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Phoenix Pinion|Phoenix Pinion]]
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*[[Final Fantasy IX items#Phoenix Pinion|Phoenix Pinion]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]]
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*[[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]]
 
*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Lapis Lazuli|Lapis Lazuli]]
 
*[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Lapis Lazuli|Lapis Lazuli]]
 
*[[Stellazzio]] Coin Leo (right wall near Neptune Statue, at underground harbor)
 
*[[Stellazzio]] Coin Leo (right wall near Neptune Statue, at underground harbor)
 
*Depending on accuracy of Garnet's orders to Knights of Pluto:
 
*Depending on accuracy of Garnet's orders to Knights of Pluto:
 
**[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Angel Earrings|Angel Earrings]] (if orders are correct)
 
**[[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Angel Earrings|Angel Earrings]] (if orders are correct)
**[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
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**[[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
**[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Hi-Potion|Hi-Potion]] (possible prize)
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**[[Final Fantasy IX items#Hi-Potion|Hi-Potion]] (possible prize)
**[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
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**[[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
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<div class="collapsible collapsed"><strong class="header">Key items:</strong>
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*[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Desert Star|Desert Star]]
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*[[Final Fantasy IX items#Desert Star|Desert Star]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Falcon Claw|Falcon Claw]]
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*[[Final Fantasy IX items#Falcon Claw|Falcon Claw]]
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|enemies=<div class="collapsible collapsed"><strong class="header">During Garnet's rescue:</strong>
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|enemies={{collapsible text|header=During Garnet's rescue|content=
 
*[[Bandersnatch (Final Fantasy IX)|Bandersnatch]]
 
*[[Bandersnatch (Final Fantasy IX)|Bandersnatch]]
 
*[[Soldier (Final Fantasy IX)|Soldier]]
 
*[[Soldier (Final Fantasy IX)|Soldier]]
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*[[Type C]]
 
*[[Type C]]
 
*[[Zorn (boss)|Zorn]] and [[Thorn (boss)|Thorn]] (boss)
 
*[[Zorn (boss)|Zorn]] and [[Thorn (boss)|Thorn]] (boss)
*[[Beatrix (boss)|Beatrix]] (boss)
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*[[Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX boss)|Beatrix]] (boss)
 
*[[Tantarian]] (boss, can also be fought disc 3)
 
*[[Tantarian]] (boss, can also be fought disc 3)
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|quests=*[[#Mognet|Mognet]]
 
|quests=*[[#Mognet|Mognet]]
*[[#Obtaining an item from the queen|Obtaining an item from the queen]]
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*[[#Obtaining an item from the queen|Obtain an item from the queen as Steiner]]
*[[#Rounding up the Knights of Pluto|Rounding up the Knights of Pluto]]
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*[[#Rounding up the Knights of Pluto|Round up the Knights of Pluto]]
*[[#Saving Garnet within the time limit|Saving Garnet within the time limit]]
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*[[#Saving Garnet within the time limit|Save Garnet within the time limit]]
*[[#Tantarian|Tantarian]]
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*[[#Tantarian|Fight Tantarian]]
*[[#Stellazzio Coin|Stellazzio Coin]]
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*[[#Stellazzio|Stellazzio coin]]
*[[#Giving orders to the Knights of Pluto|Giving orders to the Knights of Pluto]]
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*[[#Giving orders to the Knights of Pluto|Give orders to the Knights of Pluto]]
 
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'''Alexandria Castle''' is a location in ''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''. The castle is situated within the city of [[Alexandria]] and is the most prominent landmark of the area. It is the home of the royal family.
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'''Alexandria Castle''' is a location in ''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''. It is situated within the city of [[Alexandria]] and is the most prominent landmark of the area. It is the home of the royal family.
   
The castle is surrounded by a deep water moat and is reached from the town by a gondola. Alexandria Castle is an expansive palace containing kitchens, [[Library|libraries]], and a special balcony from which royalty observe performances such as ''[[I Want to be Your Canary]]''. Rising from its center is a gargantuan crystalline sword. Compared to the modern machinery and engine-driven transport available in [[Lindblum (Final Fantasy IX)|Lindblum]], Alexandria's style is of medieval decorations, replete with spiral staircases and lofty stone towers. The castle is also connected to the ocean by a little underground waterway where boats can come in.
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The castle is surrounded by a deep water moat and is reached from the town by a gondola. Alexandria Castle is an expansive palace containing kitchens, [[Library|libraries]], and a special balcony from which royalty observe performances, such as ''[[I Want to be Your Canary]]''. Rising from its center is a gargantuan crystalline sword. Compared to the modern machinery and engine-driven transport available in [[Lindblum (Final Fantasy IX)|Lindblum]], Alexandria's style is of medieval decorations, replete with spiral staircases and lofty stone towers.
   
The castle has a vast dungeon, containing many old defense mechanisms, such as a hidden passage and revolving platforms. The deepest room of the catacombs contains links to both an ancient ritualistic room and a connection to [[Gargan Roo]].
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The castle is connected to the ocean by an underground waterway where boats can come in. The castle has a vast dungeon, containing many old defense mechanisms, such as a hidden passage and revolving platforms. The deepest room of the catacombs contains links to both an ancient ritualistic room and a connection to [[Gargan Roo]], an abandoned transportation route.
   
 
== Story ==
 
== Story ==
 
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[[Tantalus Theater Troupe]] comes to Alexandria to perform ''I Want to be Your Canary'' for Princess [[Garnet Til Alexandros XVII|Garnet's]] sixteenth birthday. As the princess and the queen, [[Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI|Brahne]], watch the play from the castle balcony, two members of Tantalus, [[Blank (Final Fantasy IX)|Blank]] and [[Zidane Tribal|Zidane]], sneak into the castle in the aftermath of a sword fight that is part of the play. The two plan to kidnap the princess as per orders from Regent [[Cid Fabool IX]] of Lindblum, who wants to ask Garnet about her mother's recent and strange behavior.
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[[Tantalus Theater Troupe]] comes to Alexandria to perform ''I Want to be Your Canary'' for Princess [[Garnet Til Alexandros XVII|Garnet's]] sixteenth [[birthday]]. As the princess and the queen, [[Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI|Brahne]], watch the play from the castle balcony, two members of Tantalus, [[Blank (Final Fantasy IX)|Blank]] and [[Zidane Tribal|Zidane]], sneak into the castle in the aftermath of a sword fight that is part of the play. The two plan to kidnap the princess as per orders from Regent [[Cid Fabool IX]] of Lindblum, who wants to ask Garnet about her mother's recent and strange behavior.
   
Unbeknownst to them, Garnet plans to escape to Lindblum herself and puts her plan to motion to sneak aboard Tantalus's [[Prima Vista|Theater Ship]]. She runs into Blank and Zidane in the castle hallway and runs off. [[Adelbert Steiner]], the captain of the royal guard called the [[Knights of Pluto]], pursues Blank and Zidane to "save" the princess from them. When Garnet is caught by Zidane, she asks him to kidnap her, a request he gladly accepts. They escape the castle on the ''Prima Vista'' but crash into the [[Evil Forest]]. They accidentally take both Steiner and the young [[Black mage (Final Fantasy IX)|black mage]] [[Vivi Ornitier|Vivi]] with them.
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Unbeknownst to them, Garnet plans to escape to Lindblum herself and puts her plan to motion to sneak aboard Tantalus's ''[[Prima Vista]]'' theater ship. She runs into Blank and Zidane in the castle hallway and runs off. [[Adelbert Steiner]], the captain of the royal guard called the [[Knights of Pluto]], pursues Blank and Zidane to "save" the princess from them. When Garnet is caught by Zidane, she asks him to kidnap her, a request he gladly accepts. They escape the castle on the ''Prima Vista'' but crash into the [[Evil Forest]]. They accidentally take both Steiner and the young [[Black mage (Final Fantasy IX)|black mage]] [[Vivi Ornitier|Vivi]] with them.
   
Later on, Garnet decides to come back to the castle to speak with her mother, after finding out that Alexandria is producing black mage soldiers in [[Dali]]. Brahne orders Garnet detained and [[Zorn and Thorn]] to extract her eidolons, while Steiner and Marcus, who accompanied Garnet's return to the castle, are thrown in the dungeon. Steiner and Marcus escape and go their separate ways—Marcus leaves for the Evil Forest, while Steiner meets up with Zidane, Freya, and Vivi, who have come to rescue Garnet.
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Later on, Garnet returns to the castle to speak with her mother after discovering that Alexandria is producing black mage soldiers in [[Dali]]. Brahne orders Garnet detained and the court jesters [[Zorn and Thorn]] to extract her [[Eidolon (Final Fantasy IX)|eidolons]], magical entities Garnet was unaware she hosted. Steiner and [[Marcus]], who accompanied Garnet's return to the castle, are thrown in the dungeon. The two escape and go their separate ways—Marcus leaves for the Evil Forest, while Steiner meets up with Zidane, [[Freya Crescent|Freya]], and Vivi, who have come to rescue Garnet.
   
They make their way to the castle dungeons where they find Garnet in deep sleep from a spell, her eidolons having been extracted by Zorn and Thorn. Zidane takes a soporose Garnet with him, and the party begins to escape the castle but run into General [[Beatrix]] who fights and defeats them. Upon seeing Garnet's condition, Beatrix realizes the extent of the queen's insanity and vows to protect the princess and wakes Garnet from her sleeping spell. Garnet, Zidane, and Vivi escape the castle via a hidden underground passage known as Gargan Roo, while Beatrix, Steiner, and Freya stay behind to secure this getaway.
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They make their way to the castle dungeons where they find Garnet in deep sleep from a spell, her eidolons having been extracted by Zorn and Thorn. Zidane takes a soporose Garnet with him, and the party begins to escape the castle. They run into General [[Beatrix]] who fights and defeats them. Upon seeing Garnet's condition, Beatrix realizes the extent of the queen's insanity and vows to protect the princess and wakes Garnet from her sleeping spell. Garnet, Zidane, and Vivi escape the castle via a hidden underground passage known as Gargan Roo, while Beatrix, Steiner, and Freya stay behind to secure this getaway.
   
 
[[File:Alexander IX.JPG|thumb|Alexander protects the castle.]]
 
[[File:Alexander IX.JPG|thumb|Alexander protects the castle.]]
Queen Brahne uses the eidolons she extracted from Garnet to attack the other nations on the [[Mist Continent]] and then travels to the [[Outer Continent]] where she is struck down by [[Kuja]] and [[Bahamut]]. After Brahne's death, Garnet is crowned the new queen and once again takes residence in Alexandria Castle. While the others travel to [[Treno]] to take part in the [[Tetra Master (minigame)|Tetra Master]] card tournament, [[Battle of Alexandria|Alexandria is attacked by Kuja]], who summons Bahamut on the city, while Garnet watches in horror from the castle balcony. After giving out orders to the Knights of Pluto, Garnet is left alone in the castle and hears the summoner's call from the eidolon [[Alexander (summon)|Alexander]].
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Queen Brahne uses the eidolons she extracted from Garnet to attack the other nations on the [[Mist Continent]]. After reigning supreme in Lindblum, [[Burmecia]] and [[Cleyra]], she takes the royal navy to the [[Outer Continent]] where she is struck down by [[Kuja]] and [[Bahamut]]. After Brahne's death, Garnet is crowned the new queen and once again takes residence in Alexandria Castle. While the others travel to [[Treno]] to take part in the [[Tetra Master (minigame)|Tetra Master]] card tournament, [[Battle of Alexandria|Alexandria is attacked by Kuja]], who summons Bahamut on the city, while Garnet watches in horror from the castle balcony. After giving out orders to the Knights of Pluto, Garnet is left alone in the castle and hears the summoner's call from the eidolon [[Alexander (summon)#Final Fantasy IX|Alexander]].
   
Not knowing what it is, Garnet follows the voice to the top of the castle where she is joined by [[Eiko Carol]], a young [[Summoner (Final Fantasy IX)|summoner]] girl who joined the party on the Outer Continent. They join hands and summon Alexander, which emerges and shields the castle in angel [[Wing (term)|wings]], then proceeds to destroy Bahamut. [[Garland (Final Fantasy IX)|Garland]] arrives on the ''[[Invincible (Final Fantasy IX)|Invincible]]'' and destroys Alexander, shattering the crystal sword in the center of Alexandria Castle and leaving the building in ruins.
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Not knowing what it is, Garnet follows the voice to the top of the castle where she is joined by [[Eiko Carol]], a young [[Summoner (Final Fantasy IX)|summoner]] girl who joined the party on the Outer Continent. They join hands and summon Alexander, which emerges and shields the castle in angel [[Wing (term)|wings]], then destroys Bahamut. [[Garland (Final Fantasy IX)|Garland]] arrives on the ''[[Invincible (Final Fantasy IX)|Invincible]]'' and annihilates Alexander, shattering the crystal sword in the center of Alexandria Castle and leaving the building in ruin.
   
Reconstruction work begins straight away, and by the end of the game when Tantalus returns to Alexandria to perform ''I Want to be Your Canary'', the castle appears to have been restored to its former glory.
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Reconstruction work begins straight away, and by the time Tantalus returns to Alexandria to perform ''I Want to be Your Canary'', the castle appears to have been restored to its former glory.
 
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=== Guardhouse ===
 
=== Guardhouse ===
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleGuardhouse.png|right|thumb|Guardhouse.]]
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleGuardhouse.png|right|thumb|Guardhouse.]]
The guardhouse is the dressing room for the Knights of Pluto. A poster on the wall lists each knight's proficiency; memorizing the list comes to use when giving the knights their battle orders in disc 3. In disc 1, the room has a [[Moogle (race)|moogle]] to save the player's game.
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The guardhouse is the dressing room for the Knights of Pluto. A poster on the wall lists each knight's proficiency; memorizing the list comes to use when giving the knights their battle orders much later in the game. In the beginning of the game, the room has a [[Moogle (race)|moogle]] to save the player's game.
 
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=== Throne ===
 
=== Throne ===
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleThrone.png|right|thumb|Throne.]]
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleThrone.png|right|thumb|Throne.]]
The throne is located on a balcony overlooking the city of Alexandria. At the beginning of the game, Queen Brahne and Princess Garnet watch Tantalus' performance from this balcony. The player can obtain an item here from the Queen in the beginning of the game if they speak to her as Steiner. Later, in disc 2, this is also where [[Lani]] and [[Amarant Coral|Amarant]] present themselves to the queen.
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The throne is located on a balcony overlooking the city of Alexandria. At the beginning of the game, Queen Brahne and Princess Garnet watch Tantalus's performance from here. The player can obtain an item here from the queen if they speak to her as Steiner ([[#Quests|see below]]), the prize depending on how well the player performs in the sword fighting minigame. Later, this is where [[Lani]] and [[Amarant Coral|Amarant]] present themselves to the queen.
 
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=== Princess Garnet's Room ===
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=== Princess Garnet's room ===
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleGarnet'sRoomDay.png|right|thumb|Garnet's room.]]
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleGarnet'sRoomDay.png|right|thumb|Garnet's room.]]
Princess Garnet's room is found within the castle. She is seen preparing herself before appearing in public numerous times in the game, and at the end, Beatrix laments her future here.
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Princess Garnet's room is found within the castle. She is seen preparing herself before appearing in public numerous times, and at the end, Beatrix laments her future here.
 
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=== Queen Brahne's Chambers ===
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=== Queen Brahne's chambers ===
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleQueen'sChamber.png|thumb|right|Queen Brahne's room.]]
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleQueen'sChamber.png|thumb|right|Queen Brahne's room.]]
In disc 2, Garnet is brought to her mother's room in order to confront her. Kuja is there waiting for her and puts her to sleep with a spell. When the party arrives at Alexandria to rescue the princess, they go through the secret passage located behind the fireplace. The passage leads directly underground, to the castle's dungeon.
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When Garnet returns to the castle she is brought to her mother's room to confront her. Kuja is there waiting for her and puts her to sleep with a spell. When the party arrives at Alexandria to rescue the princess, they go through the secret passage located behind the fireplace. The passage leads directly underground, to the castle's dungeon.
 
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=== Staircase ===
 
=== Staircase ===
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleStaircase1.png|thumb|right|Underground staircase.]]
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleStaircase1.png|thumb|right|Underground staircase.]]
This spiral staircase connects the Queen's chambers to the underground dungeon beneath the castle. After saving Garnet, in disc 2, the party (with Beatrix) must fight [[Bandersnatch (Final Fantasy IX)|Bandersnatches]] and [[Type C|Black Mages]] on their way down.
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This spiral staircase connects the queen's chambers to the underground dungeon beneath the castle. After saving Garnet the party (with Beatrix) must fight [[Bandersnatch (Final Fantasy IX)|Bandersnatches]] and [[Type C|Black Mages]] on their way down.
 
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=== Chapel ===
 
=== Chapel ===
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleChapel.png|right|thumb|Chapel.]]
 
[[File:AlexandriaCastleChapel.png|right|thumb|Chapel.]]
The underground chapel has an extraction circle on the floor, which can be used as a place to extract eidolons from a summoner. This is likely a relic from the time the summoners' tribe used to inhabit Alexandria. Behind the raised dais in the chapel is a mosaic with what appears to be one blue and one red triangle encapsulated by a circle. The triangular shape is the same design as the Gulug Stone; the color scheme and the circle it is inside implies the design either represents Gaia and Terra or their respective moons.
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The underground chapel has an extraction circle on the floor, which can be used as a place to extract eidolons from a summoner. This is likely a relic from the time the [[Summoner (Final Fantasy IX)|summoners' tribe]] used to inhabit Alexandria. Behind the raised dais in the chapel is a mosaic with what appears to be one blue and one red triangle encapsulated by a circle. The triangular shape is the same design as the [[Gulug Stone]]; the color scheme and the circle it is inside implies the design either represents [[Gaia (Final Fantasy IX)|Gaia]] and [[Terra (Final Fantasy IX)|Terra]] or their [[Twin moons (Final Fantasy IX)|respective moons]].
 
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== Items ==
 
== Items ==
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;Beginning of the game
* The Queen gives one of the following items if spoken to as Steiner, item received depends on the score player attained in the sword fighting minigame:
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* The queen gives one of the following items if spoken to as Steiner; the item received depends on the score player attained in the [[I Want to Be Your Canary#Sword fight|sword fighting minigame]]:
** [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
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** [[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
** [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
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** [[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
** [[List of Final Fantasy IX armor#Silk Shirt|Silk Shirt]] (possible prize)
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** [[Final Fantasy IX armor#Silk Shirt|Silk Shirt]] (possible prize)
** [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Moonstone|Moonstone]] (possible prize)
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** [[Final Fantasy IX items#Moonstone|Moonstone]] (possible prize)
 
** ??? Gil (possible prize)
 
** ??? Gil (possible prize)
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (round up all Pluto Knights as Steiner)
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (round up all Pluto Knights as Steiner)
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;During Garnet#s rescue:
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX weapons#Ice Brand|Ice Brand]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX weapons#Ice Brand|Ice Brand]]
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Tent|Tent]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Tent|Tent]]
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;After returning from the Outer Continent:
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Opal|Opal]]
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Opal|Opal]]
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Topaz|Topaz]]
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Topaz|Topaz]]
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Amethyst|Amethyst]]
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Amethyst|Amethyst]]
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Phoenix Pinion|Phoenix Pinion]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Phoenix Pinion|Phoenix Pinion]]
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]]
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Lapis Lazuli|Lapis Lazuli]]
 
* [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Lapis Lazuli|Lapis Lazuli]]
 
* [[Stellazzio]] Coin Leo (right wall near Neptune Statue, at underground harbor)
 
* [[Stellazzio]] Coin Leo (right wall near Neptune Statue, at underground harbor)
 
* When Garnet is giving orders to the Knights of Pluto, depending on the accuracy of orders, one of the following is received:
 
* When Garnet is giving orders to the Knights of Pluto, depending on the accuracy of orders, one of the following is received:
 
** [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Angel Earrings|Angel Earrings]] (if orders are correct)
 
** [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Angel Earrings|Angel Earrings]] (if orders are correct)
** [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
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** [[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]] (possible prize)
** [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Hi-Potion|Hi-Potion]] (possible prize)
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** [[Final Fantasy IX items#Hi-Potion|Hi-Potion]] (possible prize)
** [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
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** [[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]] (possible prize)
 
;Key Items
 
;Key Items
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Desert Star|Desert Star]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Desert Star|Desert Star]]
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX items#Falcon Claw|Falcon Claw]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Falcon Claw|Falcon Claw]]
   
 
== Quests ==
 
== Quests ==
 
=== Mognet ===
 
=== Mognet ===
 
{{See Also|Mognet (Final Fantasy IX)}}
 
{{See Also|Mognet (Final Fantasy IX)}}
If the player attempted the [[jump rope|skipping mini-game]] with Vivi at the beginning in Alexandria, and skipped at least 50 times, when the player meets Mosh (while controlling [[Adelbert Steiner|Steiner]]) in Alexandria Castle, he will have received the following letter from Kupo:
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If the player attempted the [[jump rope|skipping mini-game]] with Vivi at the beginning in Alexandria, and skipped at least 50 times, when the player meets Mosh (while controlling Steiner) in Alexandria Castle, he will have received the following letter from Kupo:
   
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{|class="half-width FFIX article-table" style="text-align:center"
 
!class="a"|Skipping Champion Appears!
 
!class="a"|Skipping Champion Appears!
 
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=== Obtaining an item from the queen ===
 
=== Obtaining an item from the queen ===
(Disc 1)
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At the beginning of the game when the player gets control of Steiner, one can talk to the queen on the balcony to get an item.
* [[Ether]]
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* [[Elixir (item)|Elixir]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]]
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX armor#Silk Shirt|Silk Shirt]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]]
* [[List of Final Fantasy IX jewels#Moonstone|Moonstone]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX armor#Silk Shirt|Silk Shirt]]
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* [[Final Fantasy IX jewels#Moonstone|Moonstone]]
 
* ??? Gil
 
* ??? Gil
   
Only one of the above can be obtained. To get the Moonstone, Zidane and Blank must impress 100 Nobles during the sword fight scene. The gil varies depending on how well the fight went.
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Only one of the above can be obtained. To get the Moonstone, Zidane and Blank must impress 100 Nobles during the [[I Want to Be Your Canary#Sword fight|sword fight scene]]. The gil varies depending on how well the fight went.
   
 
=== Rounding up the Knights of Pluto ===
 
=== Rounding up the Knights of Pluto ===
Early in the game, during the performance of ''I Want To Be Your Canary'', the player has the option to find all the Knights of Pluto as Steiner. Locating them all and reporting to Breireicht in the left tower will earn an Elixir.
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Early in the game, during the performance of ''I Want To Be Your Canary'', the player has the option to find all the Knights of Pluto as Steiner. Locating them and reporting to Breireicht in the left tower earns an Elixir.
   
 
* Blutzen, Pluto Knight II - The first super sleuth, was ambushed by Blank and Zidane, and his armor was stolen.
 
* Blutzen, Pluto Knight II - The first super sleuth, was ambushed by Blank and Zidane, and his armor was stolen.
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=== Saving Garnet within the time limit ===
 
=== Saving Garnet within the time limit ===
 
[[File:Time-Limit-FFIX.png|thumb|The party has 30 minutes to save Garnet.]]
 
[[File:Time-Limit-FFIX.png|thumb|The party has 30 minutes to save Garnet.]]
In disc 2, Zidane, Vivi and Freya must save Garnet from the dungeon of Alexandria Castle within a 30 minute time limit. There will be several Alexandrian soldiers in most screens and the only way to avoid a battle is to outrun them. If time runs out before the player reaches Garnet, it will be [[Game Over (term)|Game Over]].
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Zidane, Vivi and Freya must save Garnet from the dungeon of Alexandria Castle within a 30 minute time limit. There will be several Alexandrian soldiers in most screens and the only way to avoid a battle is to outrun them. If time runs out before the player reaches Garnet, it will be [[Game Over (term)|Game Over]].
   
The starting point is the East Tower and the next screen is the courtyard. From the courtyard, the player should go north to enter the castle and, once inside, go up the central stairs and then run south towards the screen. This brings the player to the familiar central hallway of the castle. From there, the player should take the stairs on the left and enter the northern door. For the next area, all the player has to do is go north, avoiding the female soldiers if time is an issue. This leads to Queen Brahne's Chambers.
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The starting point is the East Tower and the next screen is the courtyard. From the courtyard, the player should go north to enter the castle and, once inside, go up the central stairs and then run south towards the screen. This brings the player to the familiar central hallway. From there, the player should take the stairs on the left and enter the northern door. For the next area, the player needs to go north, avoiding the soldiers if time is an issue. This leads to Queen Brahne's Chambers.
   
The player should examine the strange purple light coming from a candle at the back of the room. Doing so will reveal the secret passage behind the fireplace. Now that the player is already inside the dungeon, they simply have to make their way down the spiral staircase until they reach a circular area. Garnet will be inside the northern room (the Chapel) but the player still has to fight [[Zorn (boss)|Zorn]] and [[Thorn (boss)|Thorn]] before the countdown stops so it's advisable to make sure one reaches this area with at least five minutes to spare for the battle. After defeating them, approaching Garnet will stop the countdown.
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The player should examine the purple light coming from a candle at the back of the room to reveal the secret passage behind the fireplace. The spiral staircase leads to a circular area. Garnet will be inside the northern room (the Chapel), but the player has to fight [[Zorn (boss)|Zorn]] and [[Thorn (boss)|Thorn]] before the countdown ends. It is advisable to ensure one reaches this area with at least five minutes to spare for the battle. After defeating them, approaching Garnet ends the countdown.
 
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[[File:Tantarian.gif|right|150px]]
 
[[File:Tantarian.gif|right|150px]]
 
{{Main|Tantarian}}
 
{{Main|Tantarian}}
Tantarian is an optional boss found in Alexandria Castle's library by examining a book on a top shelf, but there are only two chances to fight it: during disc 2 when the party is rescuing Garnet, and on disc 3 when the party arrives to save Garnet and Eiko. If the player misses out on these two opportunities, Tantarian cannot be encountered again.
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Tantarian is an optional boss found in Alexandria Castle's library by examining a book on a top shelf, but there are only two chances to fight it: when the party is rescuing Garnet after she and Steiner returned to the castle alone, and later when Alexandria is under attack from Kuja. If the player misses out on these two opportunities, Tantarian [[permanently missable content|cannot be encountered]] again.
 
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=== Stellazzio Coin ===
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=== Stellazzio ===
 
{{Main|Stellazzio}}
 
{{Main|Stellazzio}}
 
One Stellazzio coin is found in the castle; Leo, by the right wall near the Neptune Statue, at the underground harbor. The player gets there by going through the side door of the west tower of Alexandria Castle.
 
One Stellazzio coin is found in the castle; Leo, by the right wall near the Neptune Statue, at the underground harbor. The player gets there by going through the side door of the west tower of Alexandria Castle.
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=== Giving orders to the Knights of Pluto ===
 
=== Giving orders to the Knights of Pluto ===
 
[[File:Garnet's-orders.png|thumb|Garnet giving orders to the Knights of Pluto.]]
 
[[File:Garnet's-orders.png|thumb|Garnet giving orders to the Knights of Pluto.]]
When Bahamut attacks Alexandria on disc 3 Garnet gives orders to the Knights of Pluto. If the player assigns all the jobs correctly, they will receive [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Angel Earrings|Angel Earrings]]. Otherwise the reward is just either an [[Ether]], [[Hi-Potion]] or [[Elixir (item)|Elixir]].
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When Bahamut attacks Alexandria Garnet gives orders to the Knights of Pluto. If the player assigns all the jobs correctly, they will receive [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Angel Earrings|Angel Earrings]]. Otherwise the reward is either an [[Final Fantasy IX items#Ether|Ether]], [[Final Fantasy IX items#Hi-Potion|Hi-Potion]] or [[Final Fantasy IX items#Elixir|Elixir]].
   
 
* Weimar and Haagen are more suited for the Protect the Townspeople task.
 
* Weimar and Haagen are more suited for the Protect the Townspeople task.
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* [[Type C]], [[Type B]] x2
 
* [[Type C]], [[Type B]] x2
 
* [[Zorn (boss)|Zorn]] and [[Thorn (boss)|Thorn]] (Boss)
 
* [[Zorn (boss)|Zorn]] and [[Thorn (boss)|Thorn]] (Boss)
* [[Beatrix (boss)|Beatrix]] (Boss)
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* [[Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX boss)|Beatrix]] (Boss)
 
* [[Tantarian]] (Boss)
 
* [[Tantarian]] (Boss)
:''Tantarian can also be fought in disc 3.''
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:''Tantarian can also be fought when Alexandria is under attack by Kuja.''
   
 
== Other appearances ==
 
== Other appearances ==
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===''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy NT]]''===
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[[File:DFF2015 Alexandria Webphoto 3.jpg|thumb|Alexandria Castle in the background]]
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Alexandria Castle appears in the background of the Alexandria stage.
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=== ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Pictlogica Final Fantasy]]'' ===
{{sideicon|PFF}}
 
 
[[File:PFF Alexandria Castle.png|thumb|Alexandria Castle.]]
 
[[File:PFF Alexandria Castle.png|thumb|Alexandria Castle.]]
 
{{Locat-stub|Pictlogica Final Fantasy}}
 
{{Locat-stub|Pictlogica Final Fantasy}}
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFAB}}
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<gallery>
<gallery class="FFABa">
 
 
FFAB Alexandria Castle FFIX.png|Alexandria Castle.
 
FFAB Alexandria Castle FFIX.png|Alexandria Castle.
 
FFAB Alexandria Castle FFIX 2.png|Alexandria Castle (2).
 
FFAB Alexandria Castle FFIX 2.png|Alexandria Castle (2).
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' ===
 
=== ''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' ===
{{sideicon|FFRK}}
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Alexandria Castle is the location of four Core Dungeons.
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==== Alexandria Castle, Part 1 ====
 
==== Alexandria Castle, Part 1 ====
[[File:FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 1 FFIX.png|right|150px]]
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{{infobox dungeon info FFRK
{{Locat-stub|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
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|background=FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 1 FFIX.png
  +
|dungeon=Alexandria Castle, Part 1
  +
|classic difficulty=71
  +
|classic total stamina=61
  +
|elite difficulty=103
  +
|elite total stamina=81
  +
|stage 1=Alexandria Castle - Dungeons
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|stage 1 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 1 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 1 rounds=3
  +
|enemies=[[File:FFRK Mimic FFIX.png|link=Mimic (Final Fantasy IX)|Mimic]] [[File:FFRK Type B FFIX.png|link=Type B|Black Mage Type B]] [[File:FFRK Dragonfly FFIX.png|link=Dragonfly (Final Fantasy IX)|Dragonfly]] [[File:FFRK Bandersnatch FFIX.png|link=Bandersnatch (Final Fantasy IX)|Bandersnatch]]
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|stage 2=Alexandria Castle - Interior
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|stage 2 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 2 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 2 rounds=3
  +
|stage 3=Alexandria Castle - Stairs
  +
|stage 3 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 3 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 3 rounds=3
  +
|stage 4=Alexandria Castle - Chapel
  +
|stage 4 classic stamina=16
  +
|stage 4 elite stamina=21
  +
|stage 4 rounds=1
  +
|boss 1=[[File:FFRK Thorn & Zorn FFIX.png|link=Zorn and Thorn#Final Fantasy Record Keeper|Zorn & Thorn]]
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|boss 1 stage=Alexandria Castle - Chapel
  +
|target scores='''Alexandria Castle - Chapel'''
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Defeat Zorn and Thorn without being KO'd.<br>
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Defeat Zorn before he uses Meteorite. (Elite)<br>
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Defeat Thorn before he uses Light Flare. (Elite)
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|classic complete=7,000 gil
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|classic first time=3[[File:FFRK White Orb.png|32px|White Orb]] [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
  +
|classic mastery=3[[File:FFRK White Orb.png|32px|White Orb]] [[File:FFRK Adamantite.png|32px|Adamantite]]
  +
|elite complete=18,000
  +
|elite first time=[[File:FFRK Stamina Shard.png|32px|Stamina Shard]] [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
  +
|elite mastery=3[[File:FFRK Greater Black Orb.png|32px|Greater Black Orb]] [[File:FFRK Greater Dark Orb.png|32px|Greater Dark Orb]]
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}}
   
 
==== Alexandria Castle, Part 2 ====
 
==== Alexandria Castle, Part 2 ====
[[File:FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 2 FFIX.png|right|150px]]
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{{infobox dungeon info FFRK
{{Locat-stub|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
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|background=FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 2 FFIX.png
  +
|dungeon=Alexandria Castle, Part 2
  +
|classic difficulty=73
  +
|classic total stamina=46
  +
|elite difficulty=107
  +
|elite total stamina=61
  +
|stage 1=Alexandria Castle - Chapel
  +
|stage 1 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 1 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 1 rounds=3
  +
|enemies=[[File:FFRK Type B FFIX.png|link=Type B|Black Mage Type B]] [[File:FFRK Type C FFIX.png|link=Type C|Black Mage Type C]] [[File:FFRK Dragonfly FFIX.png|link=Dragonfly (Final Fantasy IX)|Dragonfly]] [[File:FFRK Bandersnatch FFIX.png|link=Bandersnatch (Final Fantasy IX)|Bandersnatch]]
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|stage 2=Alexandria Castle - Stairs
  +
|stage 2 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 2 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 2 rounds=3
  +
|stage 3=Alexandria Castle - Queen's Chambers
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|stage 3 classic stamina=16
  +
|stage 3 elite stamina=21
  +
|stage 3 rounds=1
  +
|boss 1=[[File:FFRK Beatrix FFIX.png|link=Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX boss)|Beatrix]]
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|boss 1 stage=Alexandria Castle - Chapel
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|target scores='''Alexandria Castle - Chapel'''
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Defeat Beatrix without being KO'd<br>
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Defeat Beatrix before she uses Climhazzard. (Elite)
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|classic complete=7,000 gil
  +
|classic first time=3[[File:FFRK White Orb.png|32px|White Orb]] [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
  +
|classic mastery=3[[File:FFRK White Orb.png|32px|White Orb]] [[File:FFRK Adamantite.png|32px|Adamantite]]
  +
|elite complete=18,000
  +
|elite first time=[[File:FFRK Stamina Shard.png|32px|Stamina Shard]] [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
  +
|elite mastery=3[[File:FFRK Greater Black Orb.png|32px|Greater Black Orb]] [[File:FFRK Greater Dark Orb.png|32px|Greater Dark Orb]]
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}}
   
 
==== Alexandria Castle, Part 3 ====
 
==== Alexandria Castle, Part 3 ====
[[File:FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 3 FFIX.png|right|150px]]
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{{infobox dungeon info FFRK
{{Locat-stub|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
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|background=FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 3 FFIX.png
  +
|dungeon=Alexandria Castle, Part 3
  +
|classic difficulty=73
  +
|classic total stamina=46
  +
|elite difficulty=110
  +
|elite total stamina=81
  +
|stage 1=Alexandria Castle - Stairs
  +
|stage 1 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 1 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 1 rounds=3
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|enemies=[[File:FFRK Type B FFIX.png|link=Type B|Black Mage Type B]] [[File:FFRK Type C FFIX.png|link=Type C|Black Mage Type C]] [[File:FFRK Soldier B FFIX.png|link=Soldier (Final Fantasy IX)|Soldier B]] [[File:FFRK Bandersnatch FFIX.png|link=Bandersnatch (Final Fantasy IX)|Bandersnatch]]
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|stage 2=Alexandria Castle - Dungeons Level 1
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|stage 2 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 2 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 2 rounds=3
  +
|stage 3=Alexandria Castle - Dungeons Level 2
  +
|stage 3 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 3 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 3 rounds=3
  +
|stage 4=Alexandria Castle - Platform
  +
|stage 4 classic stamina=16
  +
|stage 4 elite stamina=21
  +
|stage 4 rounds=1
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|boss 1=[[File:FFRK Ralvuimago FFIX.png|link=Ralvuimago#Final Fantasy Record Keeper|Ralvuimago]]
  +
|boss 1 stage=Alexandria Castle - Platform
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|target scores='''Alexandria Castle - Platform'''
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Exploit Ralvuimago's weakness to ice attacks.
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|classic complete=7,000 gil
  +
|classic first time={{FFRK Charicon|Steiner}} [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
  +
|classic mastery=3[[File:FFRK Ice Orb.png|32px|Ice Orb]] [[File:FFRK Stamina Shard.png|32px|Stamina Shard]]
  +
|elite complete=18,000
  +
|elite first time=[[File:FFRK Warrior of Light MC.png|32px|Warrior of Light Memory Crystal]] [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
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|elite mastery=3[[File:FFRK Large Scarletite.png|32px|Large Scarletite]] [[File:FFRK Stamina Shard.png|32px|Stamina Shard]]
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}}
   
 
==== Alexandria Castle, Part 4 ====
 
==== Alexandria Castle, Part 4 ====
[[File:FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 4 FFIX.png|right|150px]]
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{{infobox dungeon info FFRK
{{Locat-stub|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
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|background=FFRK Alexandria Castle, Part 4 FFIX.png
  +
|dungeon=Alexandria Castle, Part 4
  +
|classic difficulty=89
  +
|classic total stamina=46
  +
|elite difficulty=108
  +
|elite total stamina=61
  +
|stage 1=Alexandria Castle - Interior
  +
|stage 1 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 1 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 1 rounds=3
  +
|enemies=[[File:FFRK Type B FFIX.png|link=Type B|Black Mage Type B]] [[File:FFRK Type C FFIX.png|link=Type C|Black Mage Type C]] [[File:FFRK Mimic FFIX.png|link=Mimic (Final Fantasy IX)|Mimic]] [[File:FFRK Mistodon FFIX.png|link=Mistodon|Mistodon]]
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|stage 2=Alexandria Castle - Hall
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|stage 2 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 2 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 2 rounds=3
  +
|stage 3=Alexandria Castle - Storeroom
  +
|stage 3 classic stamina=15
  +
|stage 3 elite stamina=20
  +
|stage 3 rounds=1
  +
|boss 1=[[File:FFRK Tantarian FFIX.png|link=Tantarian#Final Fantasy Record Keeper|Tantarian]]
  +
|boss 1 stage=Alexandria Castle - Storeroom
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|target scores='''Alexandria Castle - Storeroom'''
  +
Defeat Tantarian without being KO’d.<br>
  +
Exploit Tantarian's weakness to fire attacks.<br>
  +
Exploit Tantarian's weakness to holy attacks.
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|classic complete=7,000 gil
  +
|classic first time=[[File:FFRK Greater White Orb.png|32px|Greater White Orb]] [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
  +
|classic mastery=3[[File:FFRK Greater Black Orb.png|32px|Greater Black Orb]] 3[[File:FFRK Large Scarletite.png|32px|Large Scarletite]]
  +
|elite complete=18,000
  +
|elite first time=[[File:FFRK Stamina Shard.png|32px|Stamina Shard]] [[File:FFRK Mythril.png|32px|Mythril]]
  +
|elite mastery=3[[File:FFRK Greater Holy Orb.png|32px|Greater Holy Orb]] [[File:FFRK Major Black Orb.png|32px|Major Black Orb]]
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}}
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
{{sideicon|FFBE}}
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<gallery>
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FFBE Alexandria Castle.png|
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FFBE Alexandria Castle 2.png|
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FFBE Alexandria Castle 3.png|
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FFBE Alexandria Castle 4.png|
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</gallery>
 
{{Locat-stub|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
 
{{Locat-stub|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
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== Musical themes ==
 
== Musical themes ==
{{Listen|filename=08-Search_For_The_Princess_part.ogg|songname="Find The Princess"|align=right}}
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{{audio|filename=08-Search_For_The_Princess_part.ogg|title="Find The Princess"|align=right}}
 
Alexandria Castle does not have a musical theme of its own; however, when controlling Zidane in his search for Princess Garnet in the beginning of the game, the song "Find the Princess" plays in the background. Later, when Steiner searches for her, the background song is "[[Adelbert Steiner#Musical themes|Steiner's Theme]]".
 
Alexandria Castle does not have a musical theme of its own; however, when controlling Zidane in his search for Princess Garnet in the beginning of the game, the song "Find the Princess" plays in the background. Later, when Steiner searches for her, the background song is "[[Adelbert Steiner#Musical themes|Steiner's Theme]]".
   
During Zidane's rescue of Garnet on disc 2 and the escape from the castle on Disc 3, the musical theme played in the castle is "City Under Siege", also known as, "Ambush Attack".
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During Zidane's rescue of Garnet on and the escape from the castle when Alexander appears, the musical theme played in the castle is "City Under Siege", also known as, "Ambush Attack".
 
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== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
;Artwork
 
;Artwork
<gallery class="FFIX">
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<gallery>
 
Castle Alexandria Roof by Alberto Forero.jpg|A view of the Alexandria Castle roof.
 
Castle Alexandria Roof by Alberto Forero.jpg|A view of the Alexandria Castle roof.
Alexandria Castle FFIX Art.jpg|Artwork of the castle.
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Alexandria Castle FFIX Art.jpg
 
Alexandria Castle Exterior FFIX Art.jpg|Castle exterior.
 
Alexandria Castle Exterior FFIX Art.jpg|Castle exterior.
Alexandria Castle East Gate FFIX Art.jpg|Artwork of the East Gate.
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Alexandria Castle East Gate FFIX Art.jpg|East Gate.
ClockworkStairs2.jpg|Concept art of the castle basement.
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ClockworkStairs2.jpg|Basement.
ClockworkStairs.jpg|Concept art of the clockwork stairs in the castle.
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ClockworkStairs.jpg|Clockwork stairs.
GarnetsBedroom.jpg|Concept art of Garnet's bedroom in Alexandria Castle.
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GarnetsBedroom.jpg|Garnet's bedroom.
Alexandria Castle Brahne's Room FFIX Art.jpg|Concept art of Brahne's room.
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Alexandria Castle Brahne's Room FFIX Art.jpg|Brahne's room.
Castle Alexandria Banquet Room by Alberto Forero.jpg|Concept art of Alexandria Castle banquet room.
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Castle Alexandria Banquet Room by Alberto Forero.jpg|Banquet room.
Alexandria-Castle-Entrance-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the entrance.
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Alexandria-Castle-Entrance-FFIX.JPG|Entrance.
Alexandria Castle Main Hall FFIX Art.jpg|Concept artwork of the main hall.
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Alexandria Castle Main Hall FFIX Art.jpg|Main hall.
Alexandria-Castle-Gate-FFIX.JPG|Alexandria Castle artwork.
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Alexandria-Castle-Gate-FFIX.JPG
Alexandria-Castle-Hallway2-FFIX.JPG|Alexandria Castle hallway.
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Alexandria-Castle-Hallway2-FFIX.JPG|Hallway.
Alexandria-Castle-Hallway3-FFIX.JPG|Alexandria Castle artwork.
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Alexandria-Castle-Hallway3-FFIX.JPG
Alexandria-Castle-Hallway4-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of a hallway.
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Alexandria-Castle-Hallway4-FFIX.JPG|Hallway.
Alexandria-Castle-Hallway.JPG|Concept artwork of a hallway.
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Alexandria-Castle-Hallway.JPG|Hallway.
Alexandria-Castle-Room-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of a Alexandria Castle room.
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Alexandria-Castle-Room-FFIX.JPG|Room.
Alexandria-Castle-Hallway-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of a hallway.
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Alexandria-Castle-Hallway-FFIX.JPG|Hallway.
Alexandria-Castle-Banquet-Room.JPG|Concept artwork of the banquet room.
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Alexandria-Castle-Banquet-Room.JPG|Banquet room.
Alexandria-Castle-Kitchen-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the kitchen.
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Alexandria-Castle-Kitchen-FFIX.JPG|Kitchen.
Alexandria-Castle-Library-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the library.
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Alexandria-Castle-Library-FFIX.JPG|Library.
Alexandria-Castle-Library2-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the library.
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Alexandria-Castle-Library2-FFIX.JPG|Library.
Alexandria-Castle-Basement-FFIX.JPG|Alexandria Castle basement.
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Alexandria-Castle-Basement-FFIX.JPG|Basement.
Alexandria Castle Dungeon FFIX Art.jpg|Concept art of the prison.
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Alexandria Castle Dungeon FFIX Art.jpg|Prison.
Alexandria-Castle-Prison-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the prison.
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Alexandria-Castle-Prison-FFIX.JPG|Prison.
Alexandria-Castle-Prison-Cell-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the prison.
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Alexandria-Castle-Prison-Cell-FFIX.JPG|Prison.
Alexandria-Castle-Prison2-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the prison.
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Alexandria-Castle-Prison2-FFIX.JPG|Prison.
Alexandria Castle Dungeon Hallway FFIX Art.jpg|Concept artwork of the dungeon hallway.
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Alexandria Castle Dungeon Hallway FFIX Art.jpg|Dungeon hallway.
Alexandria-Castle-Top-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the top of the castle.
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Alexandria-Castle-Top-FFIX.JPG|Top of the castle.
Alexandria Castle Tower FFIX Art.jpg|Concept artwork of the castle tower.
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Alexandria Castle Tower FFIX Art.jpg|Tower.
Alexandria-Castle-Stairs5-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the bottom of the staircase.
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Alexandria-Castle-Stairs5-FFIX.JPG|Bottom of the staircase.
Alexandria-Castle-Stairs6-FFIX.JPG|Alexandria castle stairs.
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Alexandria-Castle-Stairs6-FFIX.JPG|Stairs.
Alexandria-Castle-Stairs7-FFIX.JPG|Alexandria castle stairs.
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Alexandria-Castle-Stairs7-FFIX.JPG|Stairs.
Alexandria-Castle-Stairs3-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the stairs leading to the top of the castle.
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Alexandria-Castle-Stairs3-FFIX.JPG|Stairs leading to the top of the castle.
Alexandria-Castle-Stairs2-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the stairs leading to the top of the castle.
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Alexandria-Castle-Stairs2-FFIX.JPG|Stairs leading to the top of the castle.
Alexandria-Castle-Stairs-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the stairs leading to the top of the castle.
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Alexandria-Castle-Stairs-FFIX.JPG|Stairs leading to the top of the castle.
Alexandria-Castle-Pathway-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the top of the castle.
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Alexandria-Castle-Pathway-FFIX.JPG|Top of the castle.
Alexandria-Castle-Top2-FFIX.JPG|Concept artwork of the top of the castle.
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Alexandria-Castle-Top2-FFIX.JPG|Top of the castle.
Alexandria Castle Tower CG Art Rowell 1.jpg|CG artwork for Alexandria Castle by Jake Rowell.
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Alexandria Castle Tower CG Art Rowell 1.jpg|CG artwork by Jake Rowell.
Alexandria Castle Tower CG Art Rowell 2.jpg|CG artwork for Alexandria Castle by Jake Rowell.
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Alexandria Castle Tower CG Art Rowell 2.jpg|CG artwork by Jake Rowell.
Alexandria Castle Harbor CG Art Rowell.jpg|CG artwork for Alexandria Castle by Jake Rowell.
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Alexandria Castle Harbor CG Art Rowell.jpg|CG artwork by Jake Rowell.
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Alexandria Castle Neptune CG Art Rowell.jpg|CG artwork of Neptune room by Jake Rowell.
 
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Alexandria1-ffix-battlebg.png|Battle background.
 
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PrimaVistaEvent1.png|Miniature model.
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Alexandria FFIX 4.jpg|Alexandria Castle.
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FFIX PC Battle of Alexandria 26.png|The ''Invincible'' lands a beam on Alexandria Castle.
 
FFIX PC Battle of Alexandria 26.png|The ''Invincible'' lands a beam on Alexandria Castle.
AlexandriaCastleHallway2.png|A hallway in Alexandria Castle.
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AlexandriaCastleHallway2.png|A hallway.
AlexandriaCastleHallway1.png|The underside of a hallway in Alexandria Castle.
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AlexandriaCastleHallway3.png|A hallway.
AlexandriaCastleGuestRoom.png|A guest room in Alexandria Castle.
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AlexandriaCastleGuestRoom.png|A guest room.
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AlexandriaCastleHallway4.png|A hallway.
AlexandriaCastleLibrary2.png|A section of the library of Alexandria Castle.
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AlexandriaCastleLibrary2.png|A section of the library.
AlexandriaCastleCourtyard1.png|The entrance to Alexandria Castle.
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AlexandriaCastleCourtyard1.png|The entrance.
AlexandriaCastleCourtyard3.png|Alexandria Castle's west tower gate.
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AlexandriaCastleCourtyard3.png|West tower gate.
AlexandriaCastleCourtyard4.png|Alexandria Castle's east tower gate.
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AlexandriaCastleCourtyard4.png|East tower gate.
AlexandriaCastleWestTower1.png|The inside of Alexandria Castle's west tower.
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AlexandriaCastleWestTower1.png|West tower.
AlexandriaCastleWestTower2.png|A stairway in Alexandria Castle's west tower.
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AlexandriaCastleWestTower2.png|A stairway in west tower.
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AlexandriaCastleWestTower4.png|The top of the stairway in Alexandria Castle's west tower.
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AlexandriaCastleAltar1.png|Stairway Garnet climbs when she hears the summoner's call.
 
AlexandriaCastleAltar1.png|Stairway Garnet climbs when she hears the summoner's call.
 
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AlexandriaCastleAltar5.png|Stairway Garnet climbs when she hears the summoner's call.
 
AlexandriaCastleAltar5.png|Stairway Garnet climbs when she hears the summoner's call.
AlexandriaCastleAltar6.png|Base of the crystalline sword of the castle.
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AlexandriaCastleAltar7.png|Stairway Garnet climbs when she hears the summoner's call.
 
AlexandriaCastleAltar7.png|Stairway Garnet climbs when she hears the summoner's call.
 
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AlexandriaCastleCourtyard3Day.png|Courtyard in the day.
 
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AlexandriaCastleCourtyard3Destruction.png|Courtyard after its destruction.
 
AlexandriaCastleCourtyard4Day.png|Courtyard in the day.
 
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AlexandriaCastleWestTower1Destruction.png|West Tower after its destruction.
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AlexandriaCastleEastTower.png|East Tower.
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AlexandriaCastleEastTower.png|East tower.
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AlexandriaPortDocked.png|Port with airship docked in it.
 
AlexandriaPortDocked.png|Port with airship docked in it.
AlexandriaCastleGarnet'sRoom.png|Garnet's Room.
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AlexandriaCastleInterior.png|Interior.
 
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BrahneGrave.png|Brahne's Grave.
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* Alexandria Castle looks similar to [[Castle Cornelia (Final Fantasy)|Castle Cornelia]] from the original ''[[Final Fantasy]]'', especially in ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]''.
 
* Alexandria Castle looks similar to [[Castle Cornelia (Final Fantasy)|Castle Cornelia]] from the original ''[[Final Fantasy]]'', especially in ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]''.
* For reasons that have not been forthcoming, Alexandria Castle's basement contains two hallmarks of otherwise Terran architecture; the "triforce" symbol similar to the Gulug Stone that has become known as the symbol of Terra itself in the underground chapel and eye motifs in the Spiral Staircase. Both the floor of the battle background and the brickwork contain designs which look decidedly ocular. Other such instances of Terran structures featuring eyes are the underside of the ''Invincible'', the name [[Oeilvert]] and the control panel of the lift inside Pandemonium as well as the majority of the pipe-like walls of Pandemonium.
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* For reasons that have not been forthcoming, Alexandria Castle's basement contains two hallmarks of otherwise Terran architecture; the "triforce" symbol similar to the Gulug Stone that has become known as the symbol of Terra itself in the underground chapel and eye motifs in the Spiral Staircase. Both the floor of the battle background and the brickwork contain designs which look decidedly ocular. Other such instances of Terran structures featuring eyes are the underside of the ''Invincible'', the name [[Oeilvert]], and the control panel of the lift inside [[Pandemonium (Final Fantasy IX)|Pandemonium]], as well as the majority of the pipe-like walls of Pandemonium. Eyes are also present in the [[Hill of Despair|final battle arena]], albeit not related to Terra.
   
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Alexandria Castle is a location in Final Fantasy IX. It is situated within the city of Alexandria and is the most prominent landmark of the area. It is the home of the royal family.

The castle is surrounded by a deep water moat and is reached from the town by a gondola. Alexandria Castle is an expansive palace containing kitchens, libraries, and a special balcony from which royalty observe performances, such as I Want to be Your Canary. Rising from its center is a gargantuan crystalline sword. Compared to the modern machinery and engine-driven transport available in Lindblum, Alexandria's style is of medieval decorations, replete with spiral staircases and lofty stone towers.

The castle is connected to the ocean by an underground waterway where boats can come in. The castle has a vast dungeon, containing many old defense mechanisms, such as a hidden passage and revolving platforms. The deepest room of the catacombs contains links to both an ancient ritualistic room and a connection to Gargan Roo, an abandoned transportation route.

Story

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Tantalus Theater Troupe comes to Alexandria to perform I Want to be Your Canary for Princess Garnet's sixteenth birthday. As the princess and the queen, Brahne, watch the play from the castle balcony, two members of Tantalus, Blank and Zidane, sneak into the castle in the aftermath of a sword fight that is part of the play. The two plan to kidnap the princess as per orders from Regent Cid Fabool IX of Lindblum, who wants to ask Garnet about her mother's recent and strange behavior.

Unbeknownst to them, Garnet plans to escape to Lindblum herself and puts her plan to motion to sneak aboard Tantalus's Prima Vista theater ship. She runs into Blank and Zidane in the castle hallway and runs off. Adelbert Steiner, the captain of the royal guard called the Knights of Pluto, pursues Blank and Zidane to "save" the princess from them. When Garnet is caught by Zidane, she asks him to kidnap her, a request he gladly accepts. They escape the castle on the Prima Vista but crash into the Evil Forest. They accidentally take both Steiner and the young black mage Vivi with them.

Later on, Garnet returns to the castle to speak with her mother after discovering that Alexandria is producing black mage soldiers in Dali. Brahne orders Garnet detained and the court jesters Zorn and Thorn to extract her eidolons, magical entities Garnet was unaware she hosted. Steiner and Marcus, who accompanied Garnet's return to the castle, are thrown in the dungeon. The two escape and go their separate ways—Marcus leaves for the Evil Forest, while Steiner meets up with Zidane, Freya, and Vivi, who have come to rescue Garnet.

They make their way to the castle dungeons where they find Garnet in deep sleep from a spell, her eidolons having been extracted by Zorn and Thorn. Zidane takes a soporose Garnet with him, and the party begins to escape the castle. They run into General Beatrix who fights and defeats them. Upon seeing Garnet's condition, Beatrix realizes the extent of the queen's insanity and vows to protect the princess and wakes Garnet from her sleeping spell. Garnet, Zidane, and Vivi escape the castle via a hidden underground passage known as Gargan Roo, while Beatrix, Steiner, and Freya stay behind to secure this getaway.

Alexander IX

Alexander protects the castle.

Queen Brahne uses the eidolons she extracted from Garnet to attack the other nations on the Mist Continent. After reigning supreme in Lindblum, Burmecia and Cleyra, she takes the royal navy to the Outer Continent where she is struck down by Kuja and Bahamut. After Brahne's death, Garnet is crowned the new queen and once again takes residence in Alexandria Castle. While the others travel to Treno to take part in the Tetra Master card tournament, Alexandria is attacked by Kuja, who summons Bahamut on the city, while Garnet watches in horror from the castle balcony. After giving out orders to the Knights of Pluto, Garnet is left alone in the castle and hears the summoner's call from the eidolon Alexander.

Not knowing what it is, Garnet follows the voice to the top of the castle where she is joined by Eiko Carol, a young summoner girl who joined the party on the Outer Continent. They join hands and summon Alexander, which emerges and shields the castle in angel wings, then destroys Bahamut. Garland arrives on the Invincible and annihilates Alexander, shattering the crystal sword in the center of Alexandria Castle and leaving the building in ruin.

Reconstruction work begins straight away, and by the time Tantalus returns to Alexandria to perform I Want to be Your Canary, the castle appears to have been restored to its former glory.

Spoilers end here.

Locations

Guardhouse

AlexandriaCastleGuardhouse

Guardhouse.

The guardhouse is the dressing room for the Knights of Pluto. A poster on the wall lists each knight's proficiency; memorizing the list comes to use when giving the knights their battle orders much later in the game. In the beginning of the game, the room has a moogle to save the player's game.

Throne

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Throne.

The throne is located on a balcony overlooking the city of Alexandria. At the beginning of the game, Queen Brahne and Princess Garnet watch Tantalus's performance from here. The player can obtain an item here from the queen if they speak to her as Steiner (see below), the prize depending on how well the player performs in the sword fighting minigame. Later, this is where Lani and Amarant present themselves to the queen.

Princess Garnet's room

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Garnet's room.

Princess Garnet's room is found within the castle. She is seen preparing herself before appearing in public numerous times, and at the end, Beatrix laments her future here.

Queen Brahne's chambers

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Queen Brahne's room.

When Garnet returns to the castle she is brought to her mother's room to confront her. Kuja is there waiting for her and puts her to sleep with a spell. When the party arrives at Alexandria to rescue the princess, they go through the secret passage located behind the fireplace. The passage leads directly underground, to the castle's dungeon.

Staircase

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Underground staircase.

This spiral staircase connects the queen's chambers to the underground dungeon beneath the castle. After saving Garnet the party (with Beatrix) must fight Bandersnatches and Black Mages on their way down.

Chapel

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Chapel.

The underground chapel has an extraction circle on the floor, which can be used as a place to extract eidolons from a summoner. This is likely a relic from the time the summoners' tribe used to inhabit Alexandria. Behind the raised dais in the chapel is a mosaic with what appears to be one blue and one red triangle encapsulated by a circle. The triangular shape is the same design as the Gulug Stone; the color scheme and the circle it is inside implies the design either represents Gaia and Terra or their respective moons.

Dungeon

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Dungeon.

The castle dungeon is located underneath the castle. It houses numerous cells and a single cell hanging from the ceiling. Steiner and Marcus are imprisoned here but manage to escape.

Kitchen

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Kitchen.

The castle kitchen is occupied by many chefs including Quina Quen; s/he can be found working in the kitchen both in the beginning and at the end of the game.

Library

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Library.

The castle library holds one of the most ancient collections of books in the world, including an original Lord Avon script for I Want to be Your Canary. When she was young, Princess Garnet was schooled here by Doctor Tot. One of the books in the library is cursed, and summons the optional boss Tantarian.

Courtyard

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Courtyard.

This is where visitors arriving from the town come to the castle, by crossing the water moat with a gondola operated by a castle guard. The Knights of Pluto patrol the courtyard. At the entrance to the Castle proper, there is an emblem on the floor that is not seen anywhere else that has a sword surrounded by two pairs of angelic wings, alluding to the failed summoning of Alexander five hundred years ago by the Summoners who originally settled there.

Neptune

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Neptune Statue.

The West Tower holds the floating statue of Neptune that can be used as an elevator to enter the port beneath it, by draining the water from the "well" it floats on. The Stellazzio coin Leo can be found in this room.

Port

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Port.

The port located under the castle has ships come in from the sea. The way to the castle is by an elevator.

Items

Beginning of the game
  • The queen gives one of the following items if spoken to as Steiner; the item received depends on the score player attained in the sword fighting minigame:
  • Elixir (round up all Pluto Knights as Steiner)
During Garnet#s rescue
After returning from the Outer Continent
Key Items

Quests

Mognet

If the player attempted the skipping mini-game with Vivi at the beginning in Alexandria, and skipped at least 50 times, when the player meets Mosh (while controlling Steiner) in Alexandria Castle, he will have received the following letter from Kupo:

Skipping Champion Appears!

From Kupo to Mosh

There was a kid who skipped
[#]* times in a row today!
It was amazing! Kupo!
How did he do that?
Can Mosh skip [#]* times?
My best record is [#]*!

*The number is based upon the player's highest record in the minigame. Kupo's record is always the third of Vivi's.

Obtaining an item from the queen

At the beginning of the game when the player gets control of Steiner, one can talk to the queen on the balcony to get an item.

Only one of the above can be obtained. To get the Moonstone, Zidane and Blank must impress 100 Nobles during the sword fight scene. The gil varies depending on how well the fight went.

Rounding up the Knights of Pluto

Early in the game, during the performance of I Want To Be Your Canary, the player has the option to find all the Knights of Pluto as Steiner. Locating them and reporting to Breireicht in the left tower earns an Elixir.

  • Blutzen, Pluto Knight II - The first super sleuth, was ambushed by Blank and Zidane, and his armor was stolen.
  • Kohel, Pluto Knight III - The second super sleuth, was ambushed by Blank and Zidane, and his armor was stolen.
  • Laudo, Pluto Knight IV - The Writer, found in the library.
  • Dojebon, Pluto Knight V - The Artilleryman, a bit of a klutz, he runs straight into Steiner at one point.
  • Breireicht, Pluto Knight VI - The knight who is exercising in the left tower, he knows all the knights and what they do best.
  • Weimar, Pluto Knight VII - The knight who knows the names of all the girls in town. He also appears as a boss with Haagen and Steiner.
  • Haagen, Pluto Knight VIII - The Navigator, found dipping his feet in the canal in the courtyard. He also appears as a boss with Weimar and Steiner.
  • Mullenkedheim, Pluto Knight IX - The Cannonball expert, found hungry in the banquet hall.
  • Unnamed Ninth Pluto Knight (Blank) - Found near the right-hand gate.

Saving Garnet within the time limit

Time-Limit-FFIX

The party has 30 minutes to save Garnet.

Zidane, Vivi and Freya must save Garnet from the dungeon of Alexandria Castle within a 30 minute time limit. There will be several Alexandrian soldiers in most screens and the only way to avoid a battle is to outrun them. If time runs out before the player reaches Garnet, it will be Game Over.

The starting point is the East Tower and the next screen is the courtyard. From the courtyard, the player should go north to enter the castle and, once inside, go up the central stairs and then run south towards the screen. This brings the player to the familiar central hallway. From there, the player should take the stairs on the left and enter the northern door. For the next area, the player needs to go north, avoiding the soldiers if time is an issue. This leads to Queen Brahne's Chambers.

The player should examine the purple light coming from a candle at the back of the room to reveal the secret passage behind the fireplace. The spiral staircase leads to a circular area. Garnet will be inside the northern room (the Chapel), but the player has to fight Zorn and Thorn before the countdown ends. It is advisable to ensure one reaches this area with at least five minutes to spare for the battle. After defeating them, approaching Garnet ends the countdown.

Tantarian

Tantarian

Tantarian is an optional boss found in Alexandria Castle's library by examining a book on a top shelf, but there are only two chances to fight it: when the party is rescuing Garnet after she and Steiner returned to the castle alone, and later when Alexandria is under attack from Kuja. If the player misses out on these two opportunities, Tantarian cannot be encountered again.

Stellazzio

One Stellazzio coin is found in the castle; Leo, by the right wall near the Neptune Statue, at the underground harbor. The player gets there by going through the side door of the west tower of Alexandria Castle.

Giving orders to the Knights of Pluto

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Garnet giving orders to the Knights of Pluto.

When Bahamut attacks Alexandria Garnet gives orders to the Knights of Pluto. If the player assigns all the jobs correctly, they will receive Angel Earrings. Otherwise the reward is either an Ether, Hi-Potion or Elixir.

  • Weimar and Haagen are more suited for the Protect the Townspeople task.
  • Breireicht and Laudo should be the ones for the Contact Lindblum task.
  • Blutzen and Kohel are the simple choices for the Gather Information task.
  • Mullenkedheim and Dojebon have the skills needed for the Fire the cannons task.


Enemies

During Garnet's rescue:

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Battle background.

Tantarian can also be fought when Alexandria is under attack by Kuja.

Other appearances

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

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Alexandria Castle in the background

Alexandria Castle appears in the background of the Alexandria stage.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy

PFF Alexandria Castle

Alexandria Castle.

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Alexandria Castle is the location of four Core Dungeons.

Alexandria Castle, Part 1

Alexandria Castle, Part 2

Alexandria Castle, Part 3

Alexandria Castle, Part 4

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

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Musical themes

"Find The Princess"
Music
08-Search For The Princess part

Alexandria Castle does not have a musical theme of its own; however, when controlling Zidane in his search for Princess Garnet in the beginning of the game, the song "Find the Princess" plays in the background. Later, when Steiner searches for her, the background song is "Steiner's Theme".

During Zidane's rescue of Garnet on and the escape from the castle when Alexander appears, the musical theme played in the castle is "City Under Siege", also known as, "Ambush Attack".

Gallery

Artwork
Backgrounds and Screenshots

Trivia

  • Alexandria Castle looks similar to Castle Cornelia from the original Final Fantasy, especially in Dissidia Final Fantasy.
  • For reasons that have not been forthcoming, Alexandria Castle's basement contains two hallmarks of otherwise Terran architecture; the "triforce" symbol similar to the Gulug Stone that has become known as the symbol of Terra itself in the underground chapel and eye motifs in the Spiral Staircase. Both the floor of the battle background and the brickwork contain designs which look decidedly ocular. Other such instances of Terran structures featuring eyes are the underside of the Invincible, the name Oeilvert, and the control panel of the lift inside Pandemonium, as well as the majority of the pipe-like walls of Pandemonium. Eyes are also present in the final battle arena, albeit not related to Terra.
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