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Is it really only in the DS remake? That picture of Alus is definatly from the NES version, so he was at least in the NES version.
I think it was in the original, but it was called Salonia? Feel free to move it. I just don't know the differences between the original and the DS remake. :/
Neither do I really.In the fan translation, it was called Salonia, but since we're going with the DS version, Saronia is just fine. :)
Should it be noted that the Saronians were referenced in FFT (even though it might have been referencing the Cetra since it was in the Materia sections)?
There is a Saronic Gulf, part of the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Greece. The area around the gulf is sometimes referred to as Saronia, as in the historical novel Saronia: A Romance of Ancient Ephesus by Richard Short.
There was also a festival of Artemis Saronia (quote from Wikipedia follows): "a festival to celebrate Artemis in Trozeinos, a town in Argolis. A king named Saron built a sanctuary for the goddess after the goddess saved his life when he went hunting and was swept away by a wave. He held a festival in her honor."
18.104.22.168 11:12, February 6, 2017 (UTC)
Unused info/Dragoon backstory? Edit
Me again, back at it. Saronia has a lot of unused text, most of which pertaining to a dropped plot point about Arc splitting from the party. However, I'll discuss this later. Instead, I'd like to draw attention to a series of dialogues for Southwestern Saronia, where Alus explains why Dragoons are revered in Saronia and why the armor is in the Dragon Spire. It also acts as a hint for Garuda. https://tcrf.net/Final_Fantasy_III_(Nintendo_DS)/Unused_Text/Towns#Southwestern_Saronia_.28t20_01.29
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