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You see, there's an anti-magic barrier around the place. And I want to send you because you're too stupid to use magic.

Kuja to Zidane

Oeilvert is a location in Final Fantasy IX. Standing on the Forgotten Continent, it is an ancient structure that holds Terran technology and history and information about the alien planet. Kuja sends Zidane to Oeilvert to get the Gulug Stone in his stead, as he is reluctant to carry out the feat himself due to the anti-magic barrier. Oeilvert becomes inaccessible in endgame.

As an anti-magic field prevents visitors from casting magic inside the structure (the following commands are sealed: Wht Mag, Blk Mag, Summon, Sword Magic, and Blue Magic), a good party choice for Oeilvert aside of mandatory Zidane is to take Steiner, Freya, and Amarant whose skillsets aren't considered magical. The player may opt to bring Quina as there is a Qu's Marsh to the north of the Hilda Garde I. The party in the Desert Palace will be made of the characters who aren't chosen for Oeilvert.


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Room of talking faces.

Final results...are still pending... In order that our glorious history not die with us, we were constructed...

Faces of Oeilvert

Oeilvert is one of the locations that originally existed on Terra that ended up on Gaia 5,000 years ago due to Garland's failed attempt to merge the two planets into one.

When Zidane and his party enter Oeilvert, they find it was built by the Terrans and holds devices that record Terran history. The holographs strewn across the ruins depict a Terran civilization that was advanced and inquisitive about its world, yet ultimately dying. This plight is partially explained in an antechamber by multiple stone faces. Another room depicts the construction and testing of warships; this produced the Invincible. The Star Display area where a moogle is located, has a lowered platform with the Terran crest embossed on the floor. This area may be an eidolon extraction circle based on its similarity to other areas the party has visited.

Despite all the information left behind by the Terrans, the player party is unable to draw any basal conclusions from the multiple holographs, and so head to the ruin's core to fetch the Gulug Stone. A levitating construct, Ark, protects the stone. Once the Ark is defeated, Zidane collects it.

After the party returns from Terra, Oeilvert becomes inaccessible due to the Iifa root blocking the entrance.

Spoilers end here.



The letter the party delivers from Mimoza at the Oeilvert entrance to Mooel inside the room of stairs in the archive:

Very Mad! Kupo!

From Mimoza to Mooel

I haven't received any mail lately, kupo.
What's going on?

Hey Mooel, would you go to
Mognet Central and complain for me?

I'm so mad about it, Kupo!

Blu Mag[]

Quina can eat Epitaph to learn Angel's Snack, Garuda to learn White Wind, and Ogre to learn Matra Magic.


A battle background in Oeilvert.


Hi-Potion, Emerald and Elixir can be purchased from Stiltzkin for 888 Gil.


Mimoza's Mogshop.

All items purchased from Mimoza's Mogshop.

Item Price
Diamond Sword 4,700 gil
Trident 3,580 gil
Mythril Claws 6,500 gil
Magic Racket 1,350 gil
Healing Rod 1,770 gil
Fairy Flute 4,500 gil
Cypress Pile 3,200 gil
Silver Fork 7,400 gil
Pinwheel 200 gil
Chimera Armlet 1,200 gil
Egoist's Armlet 2,000 gil
Thunder Gloves 1,200 gil
Diamond Gloves 2,000 gil
Mantra Band 1,500 gil
Dark Hat 1,800 gil
Green Beret 2,180 gil
Gold Helm 1,800 gil
Cross Helmet 2,200 gil
Brigandine 4,300 gil
Judo Uniform 5,000 gil
Plate Mail 2,320 gil
Gold Armor 2,950 gil
Hi-Potion 200 gil
Phoenix Down 150 gil
Echo Screen 50 gil
Soft 100 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Eye Drops 50 gil
Magic Tag 100 gil
Remedy 300 gil
Annoyntment 150 gil
Tent 800 gil

Musical themes[]


The music that plays in Oeilvert is called "Oeilvert"; it is an arrangement of "The Place I'll Return to Someday". "Chamber of a Thousand Faces" plays in the archive.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

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Behind the scenes[]

Oeilvert may be a reference to the Zodiac Brave Story Sound Novel of the same name, a minigame from the Japanese version of Final Fantasy Tactics.

One can obtain a set of Gaia Gear inside this structure that is not Gaian in origin. The Japanese name for the equipment uses a word referring to the earth, ground, or land, which has been localized as "Gaia" in all prior appearances of the equipment.



Its name is derived from the French words œil, meaning eye, and ouvert, meaning "open". It is pronounced [/œjvɛʁ/]. In the French version of the game, the location is called "Euyevair", which has no meaning but is pronounced the same. The Piggyback guide for the game typos the location as "Oielvert" in the header for the location.

The abstract naming of Oeilvert makes sense in light of many Terran structures incorporating eyes into their designs, or in this case, name.