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Lix, or Rikks, is a town in Final Fantasy V. It is Bartz'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.


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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. He married Stella and had a child with her, named Bartz. Years later, during Bartz's childhood, Stella contracted a fatal disease, and succumbed to it. One day, 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. Years later, when Bartz is 17, Dorgann passes away and following his father's wish, Bartz travels the world as an adventurer.

When the two worlds are merged as one, Exdeath summons the Void upon Lix, destroying Bartz's birthplace and sending him into a blind rage. After Exdeath is defeated, Lix is restored to normal. Bartz visits his parents' graves one last time before leaving for another adventure.

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The music box.

A scene of Bartz standing by his parents' grave can be triggered 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.

Alluring Air[]

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.


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
Esuna 3,000 gil

Item Shop[]

Name Cost
Ether 750 gil
Potion 40 gil
Antidote 30 gil
Eye Drop 20 gil
Maiden's Kiss 60 gil
Mallet 50 gil
Gold Needle 150 gil
Tent 250 gil


Name Location
Alluring Air Music Box in Bartz's house


Outside (Bartz' World)
Outside (Merged World)

Musical themes[]

"Home, Sweet Home" from Final Fantasy V

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.



Lix means "of a noble kind; noble, honorable" in Germanic, "defender of men" in Old Greek, and "ornament; brightness" in Hebrew.[1] It may also refer to the Latin where lix means "ashes, lye".[2]


A boy in Lix says he is "S-M-R-T smart". This references an episode of The Simpsons, "Homer Goes to College".