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Carwen, originally romanized Caerwyn and also Carwyn and Kerwin, is a location in Final Fantasy V. It is a prosperous port town located north of Walse and south of the North Mountain. It is accessible on both Bartz's World and Merged World.

Bartz Klauser and the rest of the Warriors of Light arrive to Carwen coming directly from the Ship Graveyard. There the party picks up rumors of sightings of Lenna's wind drake, Hiryuu, at the Northern Mountains, which prompts them to search for him there.


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The party leader can play a piano at the pub. Playing all the pianos in the world acquires the last song, Hero's Rime. This is the second piano the player is likely to encounter, and thus results in the early lessons of finger exercises rather than playing a full song.


Item Shop[]

Carwen's Item Shop.

Name Cost
Potion 40 gil
Antidote 30 gil
Eye Drop 20 gil
Maiden's Kiss 60 gil
Mallet 50 gil
Gold Needle 150 gil
Phoenix Down 1,000 gil
Tent 250 gil

Armor Shop[]

Carwen's Armor Shop.

Name Cost
Bronze Shield 290 gil
Bronze Helm 250 gil
Bronze Armor 400 gil
Copper Cuirass 350 gil
Cotton Robe 300 gil

Weapon Shop[]

Carwen's Weapon Shop.

Name Cost
Dagger 300 gil
Long Sword 480 gil
Rod 200 gil
Staff 200 gil

Magic Shop[]

Carwen's Magic Shop.

Name Cost
Fire 150 gil
Blizzard 150 gil
Thunder 150 gil
Sleep 300 gil
Cure 180 gil
Poisona 90 gil
Silence 280 gil
Protect 280 gil


Carwen's Inn.

Carwen's Pub.

Name Location
1000 gil Pub
Frost Rod Chests on the southern dock
Antidote Chests on the southern dock
Cottage North in a chest where a man was blocking the path near the docks in World 1. Only accessible in World 3, and only if Lone Wolf was not let out.


Outside (Bartz's World)

Carwen on Bartz's World.

Outside (Merged World)

Carwen on the Merged World.

Musical themes[]

"Harvest" from Final Fantasy V

Carwen's background music is the recurring theme "Harvest" (ハーヴェスト, Hāvesuto?) that also plays in Istory and Quelb. The song is in the style of Welsh instrumental folk music.



In Japan, the original provided romanization for the location was Caerwyn. The name is Welsh, from caer which means "castle" or "fortified city" (roughly equivalent to the old-fashioned meaning of "borough"), and gwyn which means "white" or "blessed". (The g in gwyn is dropped because of lenition in Welsh grammar.) The Japanese form カーウェン Kāwen reflects the anglicized pronunciation [/ˈkɑː(r)wᵻn/] "CAR win", which in turn reflects northern Welsh [/kɑːɨrwᵻn/]. (The southern Welsh pronunciation is [/kairwɪn/], and its anglicized form is [/ˈkaɪə(r)wᵻn/] "KIRE win".)