No amount of hardship can tear our two countries apart.Cid VIII
Cid Fabool VIII is the father of Cid Fabool IX, the current regent of Lindblum, in Final Fantasy IX. Cid VIII was the eleventh Regent of Lindblum. During his reign, he designed the Berkmea cable cars which were built in 1792, five years after his death, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of friendship between Lindblum and Alexandria.
According to the information inscribed on a statue of him in Lindblum, Cid VIII developed the first Mist-powered airship in 1762. He also led the airship armada in 1771 and brought peace to the continent, in what became known as the Airship Revolution. He collapsed from illness in 1780, and died seven years later. He had befriended Baku of Tantalus Theater Troupe in 1776.
Behind the scenes
As the ninth game in the series, the dates that Cid VIII built the airships (1762), led the armada (1771), and fell ill (1780) are all nine years apart, a recurring number within the game.