Castle Sasune, also known as Sassoon Castle, is a location in Final Fantasy III. Located on the Floating Continent, it is in the same area as Ur and Kazus. According to a local soldier, the Red Mages are warriors who have mastered both the way of the sword and magic, and every soldier in Sasune aspires to become one.

Story[edit | edit source]

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The Warriors of the Light visit Sasune so as to obtain the castle's Mythril Ring and lift the Djinn's curse, but they find that Princess Sara Altney has taken it to the Sealed Cave, where the Djinn resides.

In the 3D versions, the party meets Ingus here, since he is unaffected by the Djinn's curse. Hoping to break the curse on the castle, Ingus joins the party to find the princess.

Later, after defeating the Djinn, the party returns here to cleanse the Mythril Ring used to seal him. This banishes the curse once and for all.

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Items[edit | edit source]

Item Location Image
Blizzard Main Building, Third Floor FFIII Sasune Blizzard.png
Leather Shield Main Building, Third Floor FFIII Sasune Leather Shield.png
Bronze Knuckle Main Building, Third Floor
Phoenix Down Main Building Second Floor FFIII Sasune Phoenix Down.png
1,000 gil Main Building First Floor FFIII Sasune 1000 Gil.png
1,000 gil Main Building First Floor FFIII Sasune 1000 Gil 2.png
Holy Arrow x20 Left Tower Third Floor FFIII Sasune Holy Arrow 2.png
Wooden Arrow x20 Left Tower Third Floor FFIII Sasune Wooden Arrow 2.png
Wightslayer Left Tower Fourth Floor. Guarded by Griffon FFIII Sasune Wightslayer.png
Holy Arrow x20 Right Tower Third Floor FFIII Sasune Holy Arrow.png
Wooden Arrow x20 Right Tower Third Floor FFIII Sasune Wooden Arrow.png
Potion Right Tower Fourth Floor FFIII Sasune Potion.png
Wooden Arrow x20 Right Tower Fourth Floor FFIII Sasune Wooden Arrow 3.png
Bow Right Tower Fourth Floor FFIII Sasune Bow.png

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Note: Enemies are only encountered in the western tower.

Battle background[edit | edit source]


Musical themes[edit | edit source]

"Return of the Warriors" from Final Fantasy III (DS)

The background music that plays in Castle Sasune before the Djinn is defeated is called "The Djinn's Curse", and is replaced by "Return of the Warriors" after the Djinn is killed.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Dissidia Final Fantasy / Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Sasune is present as a room for customized characters of the game's Multiplayer Mode Online Lobby. One of the rooms from the Online Lobby in Dissidia Final Fantasy is named Sasune.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Castle Sasune is featured in the background of the "Eternal Wind" Field Music Sequence.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Castle Sasune FFIII.png

The people of Kazus have been transformed into ghostly apparitions by the Djinn, a being of fire and darkness. Now the Warriors of Light travel to Castle Sasune in search of a mythril ring to banish the Djinn and seal him away.

Other media[edit | edit source]

According to one of the Trivia Mognet Questions in Dissidia, Sasune is the kingdom where Prince Schneider hails from in I Want to be Your Canary from Final Fantasy IX.

In the Dawn of Souls and subsequent remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Sasune is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the Warrior job.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Sasune most likely derives from Sassoon, a name historically most often associated with certain families of Iraqi Jews, but is also found among Armenian and Kurdish families, and the name for all three is derived from Sason (Armenian Սասուն, Sasoun; Hebrew שָׂשׂוֹן, Sāsōn; Kurdish Sason or Qabilcewz; Turkish Sason) in an area of eastern Anatolia to the west of Lake Van. The name is believed to be of Armenian origin.

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