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The Old Man's House is a location in Final Fantasy VII. It is found north-east of Junon, and is a cave on the riverbank in the Junon Area.

When the player has acquired the buggy, they may drive it to Costa del Sol and transport it to Junon via the Cargo Ship and drive up the river to reach the cave. Inside, the man will give the player an item if they have fought a total number of battles where the tens and ones digits match (i.e., 11, 322, 599, etc).

If the digits are 00, 11, 33, 55, 77, or 99, he gives the player a piece of Mythril. If they are 22, 44, 66, or 88, he gives a Bolt Ring.

Once the player has acquired the Tiny Bronco, they can visit the Weapon Seller to trade the Mythril for Aeris's ultimate Limit manual, Great Gospel, or a Gold Armlet.

The player can only get the Bolt Ring once, though they can keep picking up Mythril until they have traded some for both the Great Gospel and the Gold Armlet, but they may only have one in their inventory at a time. Therefore, the player can pick up Mythril 101 times in a save file and trade them for 100 of one of the Weapon Seller's items (although only 99 can be held at once) and 1 of the other.

If the player does not meet the conditions to obtain an item, the man may say a number of things determined upon entering the area. The possible lines are as follows:

Chance Dialogue
82/256 Large Materia
needs high level Materia…
…zzzzzz….zzzzzzz…
82/256 Come on.
You already escaped {number of escapes} times.
…zzz…zzzzzzz…
92/256 You've already fought {number of battles} times…
…zzzzz…zzzzzzzz…

The first time speaking to him after the Shinra submarine mission will always give the Materia dialogue. The Materia dialogue is an indication that the Huge Materia give the Master Materia when mastered Materia are presented to them.

The 'number of times escaped' dialogue is useful because the enemy skill Chocobuckle does damage equal to the number of times the player has escaped from battle, allowing one to keep track of this number before getting Chocobuckle. To set up a consistent method for triggering All Lucky 7s, the player needs to escape exactly 2,222 times (or 1,111 times and use it twice), which will cause Chocobuckle to do that much damage, ready to be used on a party member with 9,999.

Attempting to interact with the yellow box by the bed will give the dialogue:

What're you groping around for?
…zzzzz…zzz…

Musical themes[]

"Provincial Town"
Music

"Provincial Town" plays inside the Old Man's House.