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Mist is a town in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It is a small village located in a valley north of Baron and southwest of Damcyan. Mist is inhabited by a Summoner tribe, and is Rydia's hometown.


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Final Fantasy IV[]

Mist's destruction in Complete Collection.

Cecil Harvey and Kain Highwind are ordered by the King of Baron to deliver the Carnelian Signet here. On the way, they fight their way through the Mist Cave and defeat the village's guardian, the Mist Dragon. As a result, Rydia's mother, who had summoned the dragon, died just as her summon did.

The earthquake caused by Titan.

Upon Cecil and Kain's arrival at Mist, the package opens by itself, and Bombs are released into the village, setting it on fire and killing most of the highly-trained Summoners. While the village burns to the ground, the two find Rydia clutching her mother's corpse in shock. Overhearing how they slew the Mist Dragon, Rydia correctly accuses Cecil and Kain of murdering her mother. Kain then half-heartedly suggests killing her as he had surmised that the King of Baron must have wanted the Summoners dead.

Cecil urges his friend to reconsider and the two decide to fight back against Baron, no matter the cost. Concerned for the girl's safety, Cecil offers to take Rydia with them, but she vehemently refuses. When the soldiers presses her she summons forth Titan, who causes a massive earthquake that separates Cecil and Kain and causes a massive landslide that would block off the Mist Valley.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

The village chief and three other people are standing in front of a grave, happy that the peace in Mist has finally returned. Rydia arrives at Mist where the chief thought that she should be in the Feymarch. A few moments later, Edward arrives at Mist with two bodyguards, where he meets up with Rydia. When Rydia asks why Edward is in Mist, he explains that he is there to revive the village's fortune.

At the ending, Cuore, the last Maenad, is being taught by kids on how to properly communicate with others. Asura and Leviathan appear in which the kids call Rydia who exits her house to meet them. They take a liking to Mist and they explain that since Rydia couldn't visit them, they can visit her instead. Cuore greets them and they mention that Cuore looks like Rydia when she was younger. Edge arrives and Cuore reprimands him for being late. He apologizes and explains that it's hard to get free time since he has a country to run. The King and Queen reveal that it was Edge who suggested they pay Rydia a visit. Cuore wants to play with Edge in which Edge agrees as long as no magic is used and Cuore agrees.

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Rydia's house.

Rydia's House

It is the only structure in the village apart from the shops. After Rydia rejoins the party, the MP+50% augment can be found here near the secret passage. The secret passage leads to treasure.


Final Fantasy IV[]

Note: These items cannot be obtained on the first visit, and Mist cannot be revisited until the Devil's Road is unlocked.
2D versions
3D versions

The After Years[]

Porom's Tale
Kain's Tale


Mist is the only town that does not have an Item shop.

Final Fantasy IV[]

Note: These shops cannot be reached on the first visit, and Mist cannot be revisited until the Devil's Road is unlocked.
50 gil/night
Weapon Price
Whip 3,000 GP 3,000 gil 3,000 gil
Dancing Dagger 5,000 GP 5,000 gil 5,000 gil
Weapon Price
Bard's Tunic 700 GP 70 gil 700 gil

The After Years[]

150 gil/night

Porom's Tale[]

Weapon Price
Ice Rod 220 gil
Flame Rod 380 gil
Thunder Rod 700 gil
Healing Staff 480 gil
Crossbow 700 gil
Holy Arrows 500 gil
Whip 200 gil
Armor Price
Feathered Cap 330 gil
Wizard's Hat 700 gil
Gaia Gear 500 gil
Iron Armlet 100 gil
Silver Armlet 650 gil

Kain's Tale[]

Item Price
Potion 30 gil
Hi-Potion 150 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Gold Needle 400 gil
Echo Herbs 50 gil
Antidote 40 gil
Tent 100 gil
Cottage 500 gil
Gnomish Bread*(3D only) 100 gil
Weapon Price
Iron Sword 1,000 gil
Coral Blade 2,500 gil
Great Bow 2,000 gil
Fire Arrows 500 gil
Ice Arrows 500 gil
Lightning Arrows 500 gil
Armor Price
Steel Helm 2,000 gil
Chainmail 2,200 gil
Plate Armor 5,000 gil
Iron Shield 600 gil
Iron Helm 800 gil
Iron Armor 1,000 gil
Iron Gloves 130 gil


Final Fantasy IV[]

In town

The After Years[]


Musical themes[]

The background music that plays in Mist during Cecil and Kain's first visit to it is "Ring of Bomb", while the track that plays in the town after this event is the Final Fantasy IV "Town Theme".

In The After Years, when the blue planet invaded in chaos by the True Moon in The Crystals chapter, the track "Rydia" is played instead.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

Mist Region is a location.

Behind the scenes[]

With the bypass event glitch it is possible to avoid visiting Mist when Cecil and Kain are meant to deliver a package there at the beginning of the game. By skipping Mist Kain does not leave the party and Cecil never meets Rydia. If the player then enters Mist from the "wrong side" the event where Mist is burned down doesn't trigger, and the player can visit Mist's weapon shop earlier than intended. The whole game cannot be played without triggering the scene where Mist burns, however, as Tellah will never join the party at the Underground Waterway unless the scene at Mist has been triggered, which freezes the game at the set battle where Tellah is meant to battle Edward.

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Mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air.