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The Desert of Shifting Sands, also known as Quicksand Desert, is a location in Final Fantasy V.

Story Edit

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Bartz and the party cross through the Desert of Shifting Sands in pursuit of King Tycoon, who is rumored to have crossed the desert floating on air. The sands are always moving like rivers, making the trek by foot impossible. Cid Previa and his grandson Mid propose summoning the Sandworm that lives in the area, and after killing it, use its body to cross the desert, like a bridge. After defeating the Sandworm, the party crosses the desert to reach Gohn. As they move through, they come across a Pyramid, but cannot enter it.

Great Forest of Moore after

The Desert of Shifting Sands after the merging of the world.

After the Earth Crystal's destruction the sands of the desert stop flowing, and later, the party will be able to enter the Pyramid.

Spoilers end here.

Enemies Edit

On overworld (Merged World)

Musical themes Edit

"Slumber of the Ancient Earth" from Final Fantasy V
FFV - Intention of the Earth

"Slumber of Ancient Earth" (古き土の眠り, Furuki Tsuchi no Nemuri?) plays as the theme to the Desert of Shifting Sands.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Quicksand is a colloid hydrogel consisting of fine granular material (such as sand or silt), clay, and water formed in saturated loose sand when the sand is suddenly agitated. When water in the sand cannot escape it creates a liquefied soil that cannot support weight. Quicksand can form in standing or upwards flowing water. The saturated sediment may appear solid until a change in pressure or shock initiates liquefaction causing the sand to form a suspension and lose strength. Objects in liquefied sand sink to the level at which the weight of the object is equal to the weight of the displaced soil/water mix and the submerged object floats due to its buoyancy. Liquefaction is a special case of quicksand where an earthquake increases the pore pressure of shallow groundwater. The saturated liquefied soil loses strength, causing buildings or other objects on that surface to sink.

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