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Castle Tycoon is a prosperous kingdom from Final Fantasy V and its anime sequel, Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals. It is the country that holds the wind crystal, kept in the Wind Shrine, and the last living wind drake. The kingdom of Walse is located to the east, while the kingdom of Karnak is located to its west.

The castle of Tycoon is accessible in both Bartz's world and the merged world, and the country is surrounded by forests and mountains. Tycoon is thus somewhat isolated from the exterior world, although it is connected to Walse via the Torna Canal.

History[]

King Tycoon leaving to the Wind Shrine.

King Alexander Highwind Tycoon and his wife had two daughters, Sarisa Scherwil Tycoon and Lenna Charlotte Tycoon. The castle was also home to a wind drake, Hiryu, the last of its kind after the rest died fifty years prior to the events of Final Fantasy V.[1] Fifteen years prior to the events of Final Fantasy V, Sarisa was lost at sea and presumed dead, and Lenna became the heir to the throne.[2] Years later, the Queen was struck with a fatal illness and chose not to be treated, as the only cure would require the death of their wind drake, Hiryu. Lenna protested and attempted to cut out its tongue herself, but she was talked out of it by Jenica and her father.[3]

When the power of wind disappeared from the world, King Tycoon departed to investigate and left Lenna to guard the castle, but she followed him after he failed to return. A meteorite crashed near the castle and, at the crash site, Bartz Klauser saved Lenna from goblins and finds the amnesiac Galuf. They travel together as Light Warriors after they were joined by Sarisa, now living as a pirate captain named Faris Scherwiz.

Princess Sarisa and Princess Lenna returned to Tycoon.

After the party met Hiryu the wind drake at the North Mountain, they returned to Tycoon, where Lenna rejected the Chancellor's request that she stay permanently. During the night, she told Faris of her suspicion that she is the long-lost Sarisa, but Faris refused to acknowledge it.[2] Faris later confessed to it after reuniting with King Tycoon and witnessing his sacrifice at the Ronka Ruins.[4] When returning to the castle, Lenna and Faris then agreed to share their past, but concealed it from the Chancellor as he would demand that Faris remain in Tycoon.[2]

After the worlds merged, the party was thrown to the fields just outside the castle. Although the kingdom still mourned King Tycoon's death, they were quick to celebrate the return of Princess Sarisa. Bartz and Krile Mayer Baldesion left the ceremony, and later on, Faris escaped her royal duties as well. Exdeath later used the power of the Void to engulf Tycoon, but the wind drake escaped with Lenna.[5] Sucked into the Void, Tycoon appeared as a black hole and served as the party's entrance to the Interdimensional Rift.

Tycoon and its people were restored after Exdeath had been defeated, without any apparent harm to them. Lenna and Faris return and rule jointly for a short while, but before the year is over, Faris absconds the throne to return to her pirate crew, leaving Lenna the sole sovereign.

Geography[]

Castle Tycoon sprite.

Castle Tycoon is located roughly in the center of the world. Though not too far from the ocean, it is surrounded by mountains and forest. To the northwest of the castle is the Pirates' Hideout, and to its west, the Tycoon Meteorite.

The castle itself is a standard medieval-style castle, though it is taller than the others. The wind drake's tower in particular is tall, with a large gate where the wind drake rests (as opposed to the Castle of Bal only having a small balcony for its wind drake). Unlike many other locations in the world, Castle Tycoon does not have an accompanying village, though many villagers can be seen in the castle grounds, suggesting they all reside within the castle walls.

Gameplay[]

Items[]

The Wind Drake Tower.

Name Location
Hi-Potion First floor
Ether Fourth Floor
Elixir Fourth Floor
Ether Study Room
Elixir Study Room
Cottage Study Room
Phoenix Down Study Room
Phoenix Down Fourth Floor
Maiden's Kiss Fourth Floor
Shuriken Storehouse
Ashura Storehouse
Healing Staff Storehouse
Diamond Bell Storehouse
Cottage x2 Hidden storehouse alongside the right wall outside the castle.

Enemies[]

Outside (Bartz's world)
Outside (merged world)

Quests[]

Visiting Castle Tycoon is optional in Bartz's world. The player can return and speak to the chancellor on three occasions for scenes involving Lenna and Faris's past: first after acquiring the wind drake, again after acquiring the airship, and again after completing Ronka Ruins.

In the merged world, Castle Tycoon is briefly mandatory for a scene in which Lenna and Faris are greeted at the castle. After Bartz and Krile leave, heading to the Pirates' Hideout, Castle Tycoon is not returned to.

Musical themes[]

The overworld theme, "Four Hearts", plays as the background music for the Tycoon Meteorite crash site, while "Royal Palace" plays within Castle Tycoon. "Tycoon Waltz" can be heard at the dance in the castle at the arrival of the Warriors of Light to Tycoon in the merged world.

Other appearances[]

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Tycoon's wind drake cage is mentioned in Mognet. Tycoon is present as a room for customized characters of the game's Multiplayer Mode Online Lobby.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

Castle Tycoon.

Castle Tycoon appears in the background of the Field Music Sequence for "Four Hearts" and "Mambo de Chocobo". It also appears during the FMS for "A New World", exclusive to the iOS version.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

Castle Tycoon again appears in the Field Music Sequences for "Four Heart" and "Mambo de Chocobo". In the Field sequence for "A New World", the Void is shown above as though about to engulf it.

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Non-Final Fantasy Appearances[]

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Mobile[]

Castle Tycoon is present in this crossover between Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy as a stage.

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

"Tycoon" comes from Japanese Taikun (大君?) which translates into "great prince/baron" and is a title given to a shogun. "Tycoon" has come to mean a "wealthy and powerful business person".

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