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.
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.
|Eye Drop||20 gil|
|Maiden's Kiss||60 gil|
|Gold Needle||150 gil|
|Phoenix Down||1,000 gil|
|Bronze Shield||290 gil|
|Bronze Helm||250 gil|
|Bronze Armor||400 gil|
|Copper Cuirass||350 gil|
|Cotton Robe||300 gil|
|Long Sword||480 gil|
|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)
- Outside (Merged World)
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".)