Castle Hein, also known as Hein's Castle or Castle of Hyne, is a location in Final Fantasy III. It is actually the Elder Tree from the Living Woods, which Hein has enchanted and transformed it into his stronghold. The party must be in Mini status to proceed past the first area.

There is a Healing pot in the last room of the first area.

Story[edit | edit source]

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The evil wizard Hein, royal adviser to King Argus, has converted the Elder Tree of the Living Woods into a floating fortress. He enslaved the residents of Castle Argus, including the king himself, and brainwashed some of his knights, summoning demons to fight for him.

After visiting the Fire Crystal, the Warriors of the Light visit Tokkul, after a villager asked them for help with his last breath. There, they are ambushed by Hein's troops and taken to his castle where they meet King Argus, and escape the dungeons. They track and defeat Hein in his castle and the Elder Tree regains consciousness and flies back to its original home, allowing the people of Argus to return to their castle.

Spoilers end here.

Items[edit | edit source]

Castle Hein.

Castle Hein on the World Map.

Item Location
Mini Knocked-out Soldier
Holy Arrow x20 First Area
Phoenix Down First Area
Phoenix Down First Area
Phoenix Down Second Area
Antarctic Wind Third Area, Middle Room
3,000 gil Third Area, Middle Room
Zeus' Wrath Third Area, Right Room
3,000 gil Third Area, Right Room
Bomb Fragment Third Area, Left Room
3,000 gil Third Area, Left Room
Royal Sword Fourth Area
Phoenix Down Fifth Area
Elixir Sixth Area
Rune Bow Sixth Area

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Prison
First area
Second area
Third area
Fourth area
Fifth area
Sixth area
Seventh area
Hall

Battle Background[edit | edit source]

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Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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The Warriors of Light are taken captive in Tokkul and thrown in the dungeons of Castle Hein. Now they must free themselves and put an end to Hein's evil schemes.

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Musical themes[edit | edit source]

"Castle of Hain" from Final Fantasy III (DS)
Music

Castle Hein has a background music dedicated to itself and shared with the Cave of Shadows, "Castle of Hain". The theme is also part of the "Ebb and Flow" track on the Final Fantasy III: Eternal Legend of the Wind album.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Hein's Castle third floor secret room.gif
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unused dialogue for the remake implies that the Castle Hein sequence was to get a significant overhaul; The dungeon would split the party after being captured and would require Luneth to work with a new character named "Falb" to escape and rescue the other Light Warriors. Additionally, the Evoker job would be moved to this dungeon with added mentions that it could be used to bypass Hein's Barrier Shift[1][2].

References[edit | edit source]

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