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Lix, or Rikks, is a town in Bartz's world in Final Fantasy V. It is Bartz Klauser's birthplace and is only accessible via black chocobo, or landing the airship on the sole grassy patch in the corner. Bartz's parents, Stella and Dorgann, lie buried in the outskirts of town, surrounded by small patches of flowers.

History[]

Dorgann, Stella and Bartz in their house in Lix.

After sealing Exdeath, Dorgann Klauser, one of the four Warriors of Dawn, secluded himself on the border town of Lix, staying in Bartz's world to watch over Exdeath's seal.[1] Dorgann moved to the border town of Lix, where he married Stella and had a child with her ten years later,[note 1] named Bartz. Dorgann wished for Bartz to never know about the crystals, believing they were "not his burden to bear".[3]

One day during Bartz's childhood, while out playing hide-and-seek, Bartz hid on a roof until nightfall, and trying to leave, he slipped on the roof and had to hang onto the ledge, alone, during the night. Later, Stella contracted a fatal disease, and succumbed to it, while Bartz was still young.[4] Dorgann and Bartz traveled together, until Dorgann passed away when Bartz was around 17.[note 2] Following his father's wish, Bartz traveled the world as an adventurer, and left for a long time prior to the events of Final Fantasy V.[4][note 3]

Bartz visiting Stella's grave.

During Final Fantasy V, Bartz returned to Lix and reconnected with many villagers, including a girl who appeared to have romantic feelings towards him, and a scholar who was a close friend of Bartz during childhood. Bartz reminsced about his parents while playing a tune at a bard's house, and when staying at the inn, talked to companion Faris Scherwiz about his time growing up in Lix.[4]

When the two worlds were merged as one, Exdeath summoned the Void upon Lix, pulling Bartz's birthplace into the Void and sending him into a blind rage.[5] After Exdeath was defeated, Lix was restored to normal. Bartz visited his parents' graves one last time before leaving for another adventure.[6]

Geography[]

World map.

Lix is located in the northern part of the eastern continent. It is surrounded by mountains and is in the midst of a forest, making it hard to reach through normal transportation means.

Lix is a fairly simple forest town having a similar appearance to others. The town has no notable points of interest aside from the Klauser household, occupied by a bard during the events of Final Fantasy V.

Gameplay[]

Shops[]

Bartz gets a 50% discount at the Item Shop.

Armor shop
Name Cost
Green Beret 2,500 gil
Ninja Suit 3,000 gil
Weapon shop
Name Cost
Kunai 600 gil
Shuriken 2,500 gil
Fire Scroll 200 gil
Water Scroll 200 gil
Lightning Scroll 200 gil
Magic shop
Name Cost
White-ffv-icon.png Esuna 3,000 gil
Item shop
Name Cost
Ether 750 gil
Potion 40 gil
Antidote 30 gil
Eye Drops 20 gil
Maiden's Kiss 60 gil
Mallet 50 gil
Gold Needle 150 gil
Tent 250 gil

Items[]

Name Location
Alluring Air Music Box in Bartz's house

Enemies[]

Outside (Bartz's world)
Outside (merged world)

Quests[]

The music box.

A scene of Bartz standing by his parents' grave can be started by spending a night at the inn. A flashback of Bartz's mother's death can be viewed by inspecting the music box in Bartz's old house. Another flashback is triggered by speaking to Bartz's best friend, which explains his fear of heights.

The party can learn the song Alluring Air by visiting the house Bartz used to live in, and talking to the current inhabitant (a bard) after first seeing a flash-back of the night when Stella passed away, triggered by the pink music box by the window.

Musical themes[]

Lix, unlike most towns, has its own unique track, "Home, Sweet Home". Additionally, the track "Music Box" plays when Bartz touches his mother's music box.

Behind the scenes[]

The scholar in Lix who knew Bartz says he is "S-M-R-T smart".[4] This references an episode of The Simpsons, "Homer Goes to College".

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

Lix means "of a noble kind; noble, honorable" in Germanic, "defender of men" in Old Greek, and "ornament; brightness" in Hebrew.[7] It may also refer to the Latin where lix means "ashes, lye".[8]

Notes[]

Annotations[]

  1. Bartz is 20 during the events of Final Fantasy V,[2] and Exdeath was sealed 30 years prior to the events of Final Fantasy V.[1]
  2. Dorgann passed away three years prior to the events of Final Fantasy V,[4] and Bartz is 20 during Final Fantasy V.[2]
  3. The villagers in Lix lament how long it has been since Bartz was last there and are surprised at his return, suggesting years have passed since Bartz was there.[4]

Citations[]

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