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Karnak (originally romanized Karnac) is a town in Final Fantasy V. It is accessible on both Bartz's World and Merged World. It is located north of the Library of the Ancients, although any land access to it has been blocked by the huge wall that Queen Karnak ordered her people to build.

Karnak's citizens lead comfortable lives, and the cost of items and weapons is low thanks to the Fire Crystal, which is hooked up to an amplification machine created by Cid, extracting the powers of the Crystal. Karnak is filled with many freestanding fires; attempting to interact with one will cause the lead character to jump back in pain.

In the Merged World near the city, once the submarine has been obtained, the party can visit Mr. Clio in the Unknown Cave whose submerged entrance is south of Karnak.


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Karnak is a strong country with a great armory, all thanks to the power of the Fire Crystal. When Cid discovered the machine he had created to enhance the power of the Crystals is overusing it, he tried to deactivate it, but was caught by the Karnak militia and put in jail. This encouraged Queen Karnak to demand a wall to be built, blocking the way of any scholars from the Library of the Ancients that may follow Cid's example.

Later, the Karnak Meteorite falls near Tule. Bartz Klauser and the other Warriors of Light reach the country of Karnak via a warp device in the Walse Meteorite that takes them directly to the Karnak Meteorite. From there, they head to the town of Karnak, where they are arrested, since a witness saw them leaving the alien rock.

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The party leader can play a piano at the pub. Playing all the pianos in the world acquires the last song, Hero's Rime. This is the third piano the player is likely to encounter, and thus results in the early lessons of finger exercises rather than playing a full song.


Weapon and armor prices are reduced to 25% of their actual price, before the player is arrested; however, they are only able to access a shop once before this happens. This can be exploited to gain easy gil by buying multiple amounts of the same item for a reduced price and then selling them back after leaving jail in Karnak Castle.

Armor Shop[]

Karnak's Armor & Weapon Shop.

Name Cost
Mythril Shield 590 gil
Mythril Helm 550 gil
Plumed Hat 350 gil
Mythril Armor 700 gil
Silver Plate 600 gil
Silk Robe 500 gil
Mythril Glove 600 gil
Silver Armlet 500 gil

Weapon Shop[]

Name Cost
Mythril Knife 450 gil
Mythril Sword 880 gil
Mythril Hammer 1,050 gil
Flame Rod 750 gil
Frost Rod 750 gil
Thunder Rod 750 gil
Flail 780 gil

Weapon Shop (After Karnak Castle)[]

Name Cost
Mythril Spear 790 gil
Kunai 600 gil
Whip 1,100 gil
Diamond Bell 500 gil

Item Shop[]

Karnak's Item Shop and Inn.

Name Cost
Potion 40 gil
Antidote 30 gil
Eye Drop 20 gil
Maiden's Kiss 60 gil
Mallet 50 gil
Gold Needle 150 gil
Phoenix Down 1,000 gil
Tent 250 gil

Magic Shop (White Magic)[]

Karnak's Magic Shop.

Name Cost
Cura 620 gil
Raise 700 gil
Confuse 650 gil
Silence 280 gil
Protect 280 gil
Cure 180 gil
Libra 80 gil
Poisona 90 gil

Magic Shop (Black Magic)[]

Name Cost
Fira 600 gil
Blizzara 600 gil
Thundara 600 gil
Poison 290 gil
Sleep 300 gil
Fire 150 gil
Blizzard 150 gil
Thunder 150 gil

Magic Shop (Time Magic)[]

Karnak's Pub.

Name Cost
Gravity 620 gil
Stop 580 gil
Haste 320 gil
Mute 320 gil
Slow 80 gil
Regen 100 gil


Name Location
Flame Rod Barrel on the Wall.


Outside (Bartz's World)
Outside (Merged World)

Musical themes[]

"Cursed Lands" from Final Fantasy V

Unlike most towns, "Cursed Lands" (呪いの地, Noroi no Chi?), also known as "Cursed Earth," is the background theme that plays at Karnak.

Other appearances[]

One of the servers of Final Fantasy XIV is named Karnak.



The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt. Building at the complex began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes.