- For the enemy see Cur Nakk
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.
Story[edit | edit source]
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.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Quests[edit | edit source]
Piano[edit | edit source]
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.
Shops[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
|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[edit | edit source]
|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|
Weapon Shop (After Karnak Castle)[edit | edit source]
|Mythril Spear||790 gil|
|Diamond Bell||500 gil|
Item Shop[edit | edit source]
|Eye Drop||20 gil|
|Maiden's Kiss||60 gil|
|Gold Needle||150 gil|
|Phoenix Down||1,000 gil|
Magic Shop (White Magic)[edit | edit source]
Magic Shop (Black Magic)[edit | edit source]
Magic Shop (Time Magic)[edit | edit source]
Items[edit | edit source]
|Flame Rod||Barrel on the Wall.|
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Outside (Bartz's World)
- Outside (Merged World)
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
One of the servers of Final Fantasy XIV is named Karnak.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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.The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as