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The fire-powered ship[note 1] is a location and mode of transportation in Final Fantasy V. It was designed by Cid Previa and is powered by the fire crystal.


The party discovers Queen Karnak.

At some point, Queen Karnak was possessed, and went to the ship's engine room.[1]

Cid Previa, who built the crystal amplifier, realized it was straining the crystal, and was imprisoned when he attempted to shut the ship down. Shortly after meeting Bartz Klauser and his party, Karnak's chancellor came to apologize to Cid and ask for his help. Cid deduced that the fire-powered ship would be what was leeching the crystal's power, and the party traveled there to stop it.[2]

The party reached the ship's engine room, where the possesed Queen Karnak transformed into Liquid Flame. After defeating her, she warned them that it was not only the amplifier machines destroying the crystals, and led the party to a conduct to Karnak Castle. There, the crystal shattered regardless of all efforts by both the party and a werewolf named Tsuze who arrived to protect it.[1]

The ship sinks.

After the party returned from the Library of the Ancients with Mid Previa, they found Cid in Karnak. Along with Mid, his grandson, they began remodeling the fire-powered ship to sail without needing the power of the fire crystal, using a book from the Library of the Ancients.[3] Inside the ship, while waiting for the pair to finish remodeling it, Galuf Halm Baldesion recovered from his amnesia, and told the other Warriors of Light about Exdeath and the Warriors of Dawn.[4] Afterwards, Bartz sailed the ship to Crescent, but after arriving there, it got sucked into the Catapult during an earthquake. Cid and Mid shrugged this news off, saying it would be easy for them to build a new one.[5] The ship remained in the vault under the sea.




Name Location
Mythril Gloves First room in main room.
Cottage Main first room.
Elixir Downstairs from main first room.
Elixir Upstairs from main first room.
World Map Area above first room (available only if not obtained in the Ship Graveyard).
Phoenix Down Area above first room.
Thief's Gloves Area reachable by going into third pipe from left.
Green Beret Area in north of room reachable by going into fourth pipe from left.
Moonring Blade Upstairs in room before save point.
Elixir Puzzle Room.



The fire-powered ship is a dungeon that begins after talking to Cid in Karnak Castle. Once the dungeon is complete, it immediately leads back into Karnak Castle, where the player has only 10 minutes to escape.

Bringing a Blue Mage lets them learn Self-Destruct and Missile from the Motor Trap on the fire-powered ship. To learn Self-Destruct, the enemy needs to be in critical health or hit with a Thunder spell to use it. To learn Missile, the enemy needs to be controlled.


Fire-Powered Ship sprite.

After completing the dungeon and leaving Karnak Castle, the ship can be used as a mode of transportation, where it is used to travel to Crescent in the southwest. Random encounters are still fought on the world map en route to Crescent. Once it arrives there and the party reaches Crescent, it is not used again.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

The Fire-Powered Ship appears as the setting for the Collector's Event The Fire Crystal Awakens which allows the player to recruit Lenna to their party.

Musical themes[]

"Fire Ship" (火力船, Karyokusen?), also known as "Fire-Powered Ship", is the background music when inside the Fire-Powered Ship.




  1. On the menu, the location is capitalized as "Fire-Powered Ship". In the Final Fantasy V Advance script and subsequent scripts, it is rendered as "fire-powered ship".