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Regarded as the fourth district, Lindblum Grand Castle is an impressive structure, whose walls surround the entire city. It's home to Regent Cid, the ruler of Lindblum. It has a large airship dock, which houses the Lindblum's airforce. The castle is located in central Lindblum and consists of three levels.
 
Regarded as the fourth district, Lindblum Grand Castle is an impressive structure, whose walls surround the entire city. It's home to Regent Cid, the ruler of Lindblum. It has a large airship dock, which houses the Lindblum's airforce. The castle is located in central Lindblum and consists of three levels.
   
The top floor holds the royal quarters, where Regent Cid resides, and a meeting room. The open-air observatory is also accessible from this floor; from here, the outlying lands can be viewed through a large telescope. It is from here that Zidane can spot six locations (a Marshland, the Aerbs Mountains, South Gate, the mountain between Lindblum and Alexandria, the Chocobo Forest, and the Ceebell River). The middle floor is where the guest rooms and indoor airship docks are located, and where air cabs in to Lindblum's other districts can be boarded. A statue of Cid Fabool I is also situated here. The base level consists of a land exit (Dragon's Gate) and a sea port (Serpent's Gate), both disused due to the presence of Mist and the advent of airship travel. The three levels are connected by a lift.
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The top floor holds the royal quarters, where Regent Cid resides, and a meeting room. The open-air observatory is also accessible from this floor; from here, the outlying lands can be viewed through a large telescope. It is from here that Zidane can spot six locations (a Marshland, the [[Aerbs Mountains]], South Gate, the mountain between Lindblum and Alexandria, the [[Chocobo Forest]], and the Ceebell River). The middle floor is where the guest rooms and indoor airship docks are located, and where air cabs in to Lindblum's other districts can be boarded. A statue of Cid Fabool I is also situated here. The base level consists of a land exit (Dragon's Gate) and a sea port (Serpent's Gate), both disused due to the presence of Mist and the advent of airship travel. The three levels are connected by a lift.
 
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The Regency of Lindblum

(Lindblum, リンドブルム?, lit. Rindoburumu) is a regency located on the southernmost part of the Mist Continent in Final Fantasy IX. It shares a border with both Alexandria and Burmecia. It is the largest city in the game and is divided into four areas: the Theater District, the Industrial District, the Business District, and the Grand Castle. People transport from district to district via the Air Cabs. The regency itself is protected by the Lindblum Airfleet, and lives under the rule of Regent Cid Fabool IX.

Lindblum is the largest community in the Gaia of Final Fantasy IX, and also the most technologically advanced. Recently, ground-breaking technological discoveries in steam power have allowed Lindblum's engineers to forge Mist-free transportation vehicles, such as Air Cabs, and even steam-fueled airships.

Air Cab of Lindblum

Story

Lindblum on the world map.

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Zidane and his group arrive at Lindblum after narrowly escaping from Alexandria. Thanks to Garnet's relations with the Lindblum royalty, they are welcomed inside the castle where they learn Regent Cid has transformed into an Oglop.

Zidane heads back into town while Vivi and Steiner explore the city districts. Wandering into a bar, Zidane reunites with Freya Crescent, an old friend he haven't seen in three years. Later, Zidane returns to the castle to check up on Garnet who is becoming depressed over her inability to act upon the rising problems facing the kingdoms of Alexandria and Lindblum.

A view of Lindblum's expanse through the Castle's rooftop telescope

In an effort to cheer her up Zidane promises her a date if he wins the Festival of the Hunt. The festival's award ceremony is interrupted as a messenger arrives from Burmecia informing the Regent of the country being under attack by a black mage army. The messenger dies soon after, succumbing to his wounds.

Immediately setting out to assist the Burmecians Zidane, along with Freya and Vivi, travel by foot through the Dragon's Gate to Gizamaluke's Grotto. Garnet, without the blessing of her teammates but none-the-less with Steiner following behind, travels back to Alexandria to talk her mother out of attacking the other countries.

Both groups fail in their quests and after the destruction of both Burmecia and Cleyra, Queen Brahne turns her sights on Lindblum castle, hammering it with a barrage from her seafaring fleet hidden beneath the Mist. She teleports armies of black mages into the city before finally ending the battle with summoning Atomos's vortex winds to rip the castle apart. Not long after, having witnessed the attack, Zidane, Garnet, and Vivi return to the stricken city to regroup and plan their counter attack. They devise a plan to defeat Kuja, Brahne's weapon supplier, in the Outer Continent.

Near the end of the game Lindblum's airfleet joins the Battle of the Iifa Tree, led by Regent Cid. Template:Endspoilers

Getting Around the City

Lindblum is situated atop a mountain peak far above the Mist-covered plains. Fortified from every side by the castle's grand walls and towers, the city is currently, due to the Mist, only safely accessible via airship through the Falcon's Gate. The city is divided into four districts.

The Theater District Air Cab station.

Moving from one district to another requires the service of an air taxi. The Air Cab moves upon a rail that spans across Lindblum.

Overlooking the Falcon Gate from a lofty height the Theater District is home to Lindblum's famous theater. This has been the venue for many famous plays, including Moogle Wannabe 2 starring Lowell Bridges. It is also where the Aspiring Artist Michael's workshop is located. The theater district is the home of Tantalus Theater Troupe, Baku's band of thieves. Time is marked by a bell that sounds at the end of each play performed in the theater.

The Industrial District's pub

The Industrial District is where the engineers work and live. Upon exiting the Air Cab station a giant statue of Cid Fabool VIII can be viewed, built to honor the father of Cid IX. One of the most exciting projects going on in the Industrial District is the development of the steam engine, which works without the use of Mist. The Industrial District's pub, run by the barkeeper Bobo, is where Zidane reunites with his old friend, the Burmecian Dragoon; Freya Crescent. The district is destroyed during the Siege of Lindblum.

The Business District's main street

The Business District is one of the largest commercial areas in Gaia. Amongst its many shops is the synthesis shop. The vast array of shops include Alice's Item Shop, a weapon shop, Polom's Action Figures, Pepe's Milk Shop, Ivan's Fish Stack, Milla's Oil Shop and Grandma Pickle's corner stand, which sells Gysahl Pickles, a Lindblum delicacy. Along with shops, it's also home to Lindblum's inn, which holds a Bobo Bird Statue that has been handed down from generation to generation between innkeepers. Down the main street is the Hunter's Gate, the exit that leads to Pinnacle Rocks, on the other end is a church currently undergoing a restoration make-over.

The Lindblum Grand Castle

Lindblum Castle

Regarded as the fourth district, Lindblum Grand Castle is an impressive structure, whose walls surround the entire city. It's home to Regent Cid, the ruler of Lindblum. It has a large airship dock, which houses the Lindblum's airforce. The castle is located in central Lindblum and consists of three levels.

The top floor holds the royal quarters, where Regent Cid resides, and a meeting room. The open-air observatory is also accessible from this floor; from here, the outlying lands can be viewed through a large telescope. It is from here that Zidane can spot six locations (a Marshland, the Aerbs Mountains, South Gate, the mountain between Lindblum and Alexandria, the Chocobo Forest, and the Ceebell River). The middle floor is where the guest rooms and indoor airship docks are located, and where air cabs in to Lindblum's other districts can be boarded. A statue of Cid Fabool I is also situated here. The base level consists of a land exit (Dragon's Gate) and a sea port (Serpent's Gate), both disused due to the presence of Mist and the advent of airship travel. The three levels are connected by a lift.

Port


Tetra Master

Lindblum

  • Card 095
  • Location:

Among the rubble at the back of Business District (Disc 2-4)
Win from Adventurer at Daguerreo Left Hall (Disc 3-4)
Win from Black Mage No.33 at Black Mage Village Watermill (Disc 4)
Win from Strong Phantom at Memoria Lost Memory (Disc 4)

Treasures

Disc 1

Disc 2

Disc 3

Note: For the Theater Ship card, Coral Ring, and 5000 Gil, only one can be obtained, depending on who wins the Festival of the Hunt. For the card, Vivi must win, Freya for the Coral Ring, and Zidane for the 5000 gil.

Autograph and Moogle Suit

During the first visit to Lindblum, the player can go to the Theatre District to find Lowell, surrounded by his fans. He leaves and a man in a moogle costume appears, and then exists the area. The player can follow him to the the artist's house and get an Autograph from Lowell, and find another key item, Moogle Suit, inside the house. These items serve no other purpose than raising the Treasure Hunter Rank.

Shops

Torres' Synthesis Shop (Disc 1)

Item Price (gil) Components
Butterfly Sword 300 Dagger, Mage Masher
The Ogre 700 Mage Masher x2
Cotton Robe 1000 Wrist, Steepled Hat
Desert Boots 300 Leather Hat, Leather Shirt
Yellow Scarf 400 Feather Hat, Steepled Hat
Glass Buckle 500 Glass Armlet, Leather Wrist


Torres' Synthesis Shop (Disc 2)

Item Price (gil) Components
Butterfly Sword 300 Dagger, Mage Masher
The Ogre 700 Mage Masher x2
Exploda 1000 Mage Masher, Mythril Dagger
Cotton Robe 1000 Wrist, Steepled Hat
Desert Boots 300 Leather Hat, Leather Shirt
Yellow Scarf 400 Feather Hat, Steepled Hat
Glass Buckle 500 Glass Armlet, Leather Wrist
Germinas Boots 900 Desert Boots, Fork
Cachusha 1000 Magus Hat, Rubber Helmet
Coral Ring 1200 Lightning Staff, Rod
Gold Choker 1300 Linen Cuirass, Soft
Magician Shoes 1500 Germinas Boots, Bone Wrist
Barette 1800 Needle Fork, Barbut
Power Belt 2000 Glass Buckle, Chain Mail


Wayne's Synthesis Shop (Disc 3/4)

Item Price (gil) Components
The Ogre 700 Mage Masher x2
Exploda 1000 Mage Masher, Mythril Dagger
Rune Tooth 2000 Mythril Dagger x2
Angel Bless 9000 Mythril Dagger, Gladius
Cotton Robe 1000 Wrist, Steepled Hat
Silk Robe 2000 Silk Shirt, Bandana
Desert Boots 300 Leather Hat, Leather Shirt
Yellow Scarf 400 Feather Hat, Steepled Hat
Glass Buckle 500 Glass Armlet, Leather Wrist
Germinas Boots 900 Desert Boots, Fork
Cachusha 1000 Magus Hat, Rubber Helmet
Coral Ring 1200 [[List of Final Fantasy IX Weapons#Lightning Staff|Lightning Staff], Rod
Gold Choker 1300 Linen Cuirass, Soft
Magician Shoes 1500 Germinas Boots, Bone Wrist
Barette 1800 Needle Fork, Barbut
Power Belt 2000 Glass Buckle, Chain Mail
Madain's Ring 3000 Bone Wrist, Stardust Rod
Fairy Earrings 3200 Magic Armlet, Soft
Extension 3500 Lamia's Tiara, Multina Racket
Reflect Ring 7000 Anklet, Madain's Ring
Anklet 4000 Gold Choker, Peridot
Feather Boots 4000 Magician Shoes, Phoenix Pinion
Black Belt 4000 Twist Headband, Survival Vest
Pearl Rouge 5000 Moonstone, Elixir

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Alice's Item Shop

Item Price (gil)
Potion 50
Phoenix Down 150
Echo Screen 50
Soft 100
Antidote 50
Eye Drops 50
Annoytment (Disc 2 onwards) 150
Tent 800

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Dragoos' Armory

Item Price (gil)
Dagger 320
Mage Masher 500
Mythril Dagger 950
Iron Sword 660
Javelin 880
Rod 260
Fork 1100
Leather Wrist 200
Glass Armlet 250
Bronze Gloves 480
Silver Gloves 720
Steepled Hat 250
Headgear 330
Iron Helmet 450
Leather Plate 530
Linen Cuirass 800

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Dragoos' Weapon Shop (Disc 2)

Item Price (gil)
Dagger 320
Mage Masher 500
Mythril Dagger 950
Iron Sword 3780
Partisan 1600
Multina Racket 750
Stardust Rod 760
Flame Staff 1100
Ice Staff 980
Lightning Staff 1200
Leather Wrist 200
Glass Armlet 250
Bone Wrist 330
Mythril Armlet 500
Mythril Gloves 980
Thunder Gloves 1200
Headgear 330
Magus Hat 400
Bandana 500
Mage's Hat 600
Mythril Helmet 1000
Silk Shirt 400
Leather Plate 530
Bronze Vest 670
Chain Plate 810
Mythril Vest 1180
Chain Mail 1200
Mythril Armor 1830

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Dragoos' Weapon/Medicine Shop (Disc 3/4)

Item Price (gil)
Coral Sword 4000
Partisan 1600
Ice Lance 2480
Poison Knuckles 5000
Magic Racket 1350
[[List of Final Fantasy IX Weapons#Healing Rod 1770
Lamia's Flute 3800
Cypress Pile 3200
Mythril Fork 4700
Pinwheel 200
Chimera Armlet 1200
Thunder Gloves 1200
Twist Headband 1200
Mantra Band 1500
Dark Hat 1800
Gold Helmet 1800
Magician Cloak 1850
Survival Vest 2900
Brigandine 4300
Mythril Armor 1830
Plate Mail 2320
Potion 50
Hi-Potion 200
Phoenix Down 150
Echo Screen 50
Soft 100
Antidote 50
Eye Drops 50
Magic Tag 100
Remedy 300
Annoytment 150
Tent 800

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Dragon's Gate Merchant

Item Price (gil)
Icebrand 3780
Partisan 1600
Multina Racket 750
Stardust Rod 760
Mythril Armlet 500
Thunder Gloves 1200
Bandana 500
Mage's Hat 600
Mythril Helmet 1000
Chain Plate 810
Mythril Vest 1180
Adaman Vest 1800
Mythril Armor 1830
Potion 50
Phoenix Down 150
Echo Screen 50
Soft 100
Antidote 50
Eye Drops 50
Remedy 300
Annoytment 150
Tent 800

Gallery

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Musical Themes

Template:Listen The theme that plays in Lindblum is called "Lindblum." The theme that plays in Lindblum Grand Castle is "Cid's Theme," named after Regent Cid.

Trivia

  • Lindblum soldiers wield a pole-arm with a hammer-like head, perhaps fitting for a city built on industry.
  • On the map in the opening video, and on the sign in the bottom left of the Rest Stop screen in Summit Station, the city is incorrectly spelled as "Lindbulm." This mistake also appears on the maps dotted around South Gate stations.
  • Just outside of the transport station at the Industrial District, there is a statue of Cid VIII who built the first Mist-powered airship in 1762. 9 years later, he led a battle. 9 years after that, he died. It is engraved by Cid IX. The number 9 is a recurring theme of this particular Final Fantasy title.
  • One of the rooms from the Online Lobby in Dissidia Final Fantasy is named Lindblum.
  • In Final Fantasy XIII, Cid Raines is the commander of an enormous airship named the Lindblum, referencing Cid Fabool IX and the city of Lindblum.
  • In Final Fantasy XIV, Lindblum is a server.


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