Those are the legendary coffee beans I've been looking for!Morrid
Morrid is a minor non-player character in Final Fantasy IX. He is an elderly man with a connoisseur's taste for coffee and a calm demeanor. Morrid makes his home by Observatory Mountain near Dali, where the Cargo Ship often docks.
Story[edit | edit source]
When the party arrives in Dali, Zidane has the chance to visit Morrid at his abode and notices the mini Prima Vista model in his abode. Morrid is old and laments his desire to taste various coffee beans from around the world. Steiner rushes to the Observatory Mountain to get Morrid to let him use the Cargo Ship. Morrid brushes off Steiner's threats, even offering him some coffee, and tells Steiner the Cargo Ship has already arrived. Steiner and Princess Garnet later return to Dali and can visit Morrid again, and when the whole party returns, they can offer him the rare coffee beans he was after. Delighted, Morrid brews a batch.
Morrid dies in the ensuing earthquake when the Iifa Tree roots break through the ground to release Mist after Terra has been destroyed. A village girl in the Dali item shop relays Zidane's party the sad news.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
If the player visits Morrid's Tower when the party first visits Dali, they can spot a miniature Prima Vista airship. Morrid will offer to give the player the model if they can retrieve a set of three rare coffee beans for him: Moccha Coffee, Kirman Coffee and Burman Coffee.
The beans are scattered over Gaia. The player does not need to inspect the Prima Vista model to start the quest, they can simply bring the coffee beans to Morrid. If the player manages this before entering the Shimmering Island late into the game, Morrid will send the Mini-Prima Vista to the Tantalus hideout in Lindblum. After the player returns from Terra, the Observatory Mountain will be inaccessible due to an Iifa root blocking it. A Dali villager, Dutiful Daughter Slai, will inform the party, if told that they are looking for him, that Morrid died in an earthquake, but was happy to have finally tasted the legendary coffee.
Moccha Coffee[edit | edit source]
The first of the set, Moccha Coffee can be found at South Gate in the King Ed Plains and can be found as early as after leaving Lindblum the first time on foot. The player will see an ATE earlier where Tantalus visits South Gate, and Cinna makes the coffee.
Kirman Coffee[edit | edit source]
Burman Coffee[edit | edit source]
The last of the coffee is located in Dali; however, there is only one chance to get it. During the card tournament in Treno after the party has returned from the Outer Continent, the player can leave Treno and travel to Dali through South Gate. In Dali, the player has the option of searching the mayor's house. They must start by searching the Mayor's desk, then search the desk twice more until the boy says "Zzz". The player must then search the stove to find the Mayor's Key that opens a locked room in the windmill where the player can find the Burman Coffee.
If the player returns to Observatory Mountain to give the three coffees to Morrid, he will promise to send the Mini-Prima Vista ship to Lindblum. It can be found in the Tantalus hideout on the floor near the bed. Getting the Mini-Prima Vista in the latest versions of Final Fantasy IX earns the My Little Airship achievement/trophy.
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Morrid looks quite different in concept art; in the game, he uses the generic NPC "old man" model seen in various locations.
A dummied piece of dialogue between Steiner and Morrid at the Observatory Mountain posits that the king of Alexandria had died in a war against Burmecia. Morrid points out that Alexandria and Burmecia waged many wars before the Airship Revolution and how there was no single clearcut aggressor, aggravating the black-and-white-thinking Steiner.