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The Elder of Mysidia is a non-player character in Final Fantasy IV, and a playable character in its sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. He leads the town of Mysidia, which is populated by Black and White Mages. He is an experienced mage himself and knowledgeable in the Mysidian Legend that speaks of the Chosen One come to save the world.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Elder of Mysidia is an elderly man with a long brown beard. He is bald on the top of his head, and the rest of his hair is long and flows down his back. He has brown eyes. The Elder wears a long purple robe and a necklace with a red pendant.

Personality[edit | edit source]

The Elder is a forgiving and kind-hearted man, with a strong sense of righteousness. He is willing to forgive the repentant Cecil Harvey despite the crimes he had committed in Mysidia prior, seeing in Cecil's eyes that he is sincerely sorry. When acting as a mentor for younger mages he is strict, giving Palom extra homework for skipping class.

Story[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

When Cecil Harvey leads the Red Wings into Mysidia to steal the Crystal of Water the Elder surrenders the Crystal before too many mages are killed, but becomes embittered with Baron, and seals the Devil's Road leading there from Mysidia.

Cecil speaks to the Elder.

When Cecil returns after being attacked by Leviathan, the Elder says that apologizing won't bring back the dead. He sees in Cecil's eyes that he is truly sorry and understands Cecil is reformed and wishes to take on Golbez. He tells Cecil that only the Holy Knight can defeat evil and sends Cecil to Mount Ordeals to become a Paladin with the twins Palom and Porom as escort and guide. as well as to spy on him to ensure his intentions are pure. Cecil completes the objective and returns with the Mythgraven Blade.

The Elder is surprised Cecil wields this sword, and concludes Cecil is the Chosen One passed down in the Mysidian Legend. He notices that Tellah, the great sage, is traveling with Cecil, and warns him not to fight with a vengeance or to use Meteor. The Elder reopens the Devil's Road leading to Baron, and enters the Tower of Wishes to pray for Cecil's safe and successful journey.

The elder talking to the party about the crystals and the Lunar Whale.

After Golbez has gathered all the Crystals, Cecil returns to Mysidia, and the Elder asks him to pray with him. The prayers of Cecil, the Elder, and the mages summon the Lunar Whale, a legendary airship that can travel to the moon. The Elder goes to Baron Castle to heal Palom and Porom's petrification, who had turned themselves into statues willingly to protect Cecil and their other friends. The Elder appears on an airship in the attack on the Giant of Babil alongside the twins. Afterward, the Elder leads a service in the Tower of Wishes where everyone prays for Cecil's safety. Thanks to these prayers Cecil and his friends defeat Zeromus and restore peace.

Later, the Elder teaches magic to Palom and Porom, and assigns Palom extra homework for skipping class. He takes the twins to Cecil and Rosa's wedding.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

The elder is one of many attendees at Damcyan to celebrate its reconstruction. When monsters begin to pour out of the Sealed Cave, the Elder tells Palom and Porom to do whatever they can to help.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

When Porom leaves Mysidia to seek help from Kain at Mount Ordeals, Mysidia is attacked by the Mysterious Girl and her monsters. The Elder joins Porom in a fight against the Mysterious Girl to defend the Crystal, but he is hit by Ramuh's Judgment Bolt after the Mysterious Girl summons him. The Elder stays in bed after the attack, recovering from his injuries. After Cecil and their friends defeat the Creator, the Elder passes on the title of Mysidia's elder to both Palom and Porom.

Spoilers end here.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Elder of Mysidia appears in the debug room in the North American and Australian Final Fantasy IV Advance version.

The Elder in battle (PSP).

The Elder is temporarily playable during the end of Porom's Tale in The After Years. If the player adds him to the party using codes, his class title is simply given as "Mysidia Elder". As with Golbez in the 3D remake versions of Final Fantasy IV, the player cannot view the Elder's portrait in the original versions of The After Years unless they add him to their party with codes.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Despite being at Level 30, his stats are very low and are no higher than 10 to 20, with the exception of his 51 Spirit (with his staff). The Elder only has a maximum of 520 HP.

Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intellect Spirit
30 520 350 10 10 10 20 50

Abilities[edit | edit source]

He has access to all White Magic except Holy and Arise.

Magic Level learned
Hold Known
Silence Known
Confuse Known
Blink Known
Protect Known
Shell Known
Slow Known
Haste Known
Magic Level learned
Berserk Known
Reflect Known
Dispel Known
Libra Known
Cure Known
Cura Known
Curaga Known
Curaja Known
Magic Level learned
Esuna Known
Raise Known
Mini Known
Teleport Known
Sight Known
Float Known

Equipment[edit | edit source]

He has no equipment except for a Staff in his right hand.


Gallery[edit | edit source]

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