Gargan Roo is an ancient transport network used on the Mist Continent in Gaia in Final Fantasy IX. It is a network of roots from the colossal Iifa Tree, which flows through underground tunnels. The passengers ride in a carriage that hangs from the back of a giant insect, called the Gargant, that is called by feeding it flowers that resemble large dandelions. The Gargant can be spooked the monsters spawned by the underground Mist.
Doctor Tot's mansion in Treno contains a secret entrance to Gargan Roo, which he shows the party after giving them the Supersoft. Tot explains the system of levers that controls the Gargant's path between Treno and Alexandria Castle.
Story[edit | edit source]
Garnet, Steiner, and Marcus arrive at the Gargan Roo to go to Alexandria. While riding the Gargant, the party encounters Ralvurahva that it spooks their Gargant. They arrive at Alexandria where they are arrested. Later, Zidane, Garnet, and Vivi decide to go to Treno when a Ralvuimago intercepts the Gargant on its journey. Though they defeat the Ralvuimago, the Ralvuimago chases the Gargant into accelerating past the Treno Station, crashing and isolating the party at Pinnacle Rocks. After Garnet is crowned the new queen, Zidane, Vivi, Freya, Eiko, and Amarant cross the Gargan Roo to head to Treno.
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Entrance[edit | edit source]
Passage[edit | edit source]
Platform[edit | edit source]
Doctor Tot will explain this form of public transport, and that the gargant will continuously circle the station until it is stopped. Move to the bottom and interact with the feed, to lower food to stop the gargant.
Switch Point[edit | edit source]
Use the switch to release the gargant.
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Musical themes[edit | edit source]
The theme of Gargan Roo is also known as "Ancient Passageway".
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Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The French word rue, pronounced more or less like "roo", means "street". "Roo" may actually be a variation of "root", as the passages of Gargan Roo were carved out by Iifa roots.