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Vaan at the Entrance.

The Dynast-King's treasure. The Dawn Shard is but one of the riches that lie waiting in King Raithwall's tomb.


(Tomb of Raithwall, レイスウォール王墓?, lit. Reisuwōru Ōbo) is a location in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. It is the resting place of the Dynast King and his treasures. Tomb of Raithwall is located west of the Nam-Yensa Sandsea at the bottom of the Valley of Death, and must be conquered to obtain a key item, the Dawn Shard.


Tomb of Raithwall is located west of Jagd Yensa, past Nam-Yensa Sandsea, deep in the Valley of the Dead. Due to being located on a Jagd access by regular airship is not possible.

Sage Knowledge

West of the Jagd Yensa, deep in the Valley of the Dead, lies the tomb of Dynast-King Raithwall, a titanic stone structure built during the age of the Galtean Alliance to celebrate his subjugation of the lands bordering the Naldoan Sea. Inside can be found many technologies and architectural marvels beyond the ken of modern man. In addition to Raithwall's crypt, the tomb contains priceless royal treasure, and only those with proof of direct lineage are suffered within. Intruders are met with traps and guardians most terrible. Though the sky pirates know of the treasure's existence, none have succeeded in its theft as yet.

Sage Knowledge 52, Tomb of Raithwall


After defeating the optional Demon Wall the player can gain access to an unlimited amount of Demonsbane swords. The wall where the Demon's Wall emerged contains a secret switch that opens a secret passage. In the middle of the passage there is a treasure chest with a 70% chance to spawn, and if the treasure spawns, it has a 45% chance to be gil, and if it is items, it is either the Demonsbane or a Holy Mote. If the Diamond Armlet is equipped the item treasure is Dark Matter.

The common item treasure for the other treasures in the tomb is a Knot of Rust. Other common item treasures are recovery items and gambits. With the Diamond Armlet the common item treasure is Knot of Rust and the rare item is Hi-Ether.

In the southeast corner of the Southfall Passage there is a treasure that may have the Iron Hammer. In the northeast corner of the Northfall Passage the player may find the Longbow, and near the central device that must be operated to open a new passage, the player may find the Gillie Boots.

The Cloister of Flame has four treasures that will always spawn, but will never spawn again once claimed. One of them is always Elixir, and one can be either an Elixir or Water Mote, and the others are common items.



Demon Wall

The Demon Wall attacks.

Raithwall was the Dynast King; the most powerful and successful king to have ever ruled. Upon his death, his followers built a massive complex buried in a mountain beyond the Nam-Yensa Sandsea. The area is one of the parts of Ivalice known as Jagd making air travel to the tomb impossible by regular means.

For adventurers seeking treasure or glory, they must travel by foot through the Sandsea and, upon arriving, are greeted by an enormous flying creature. If the adventurer is successful in passing the gate guardian, they must travel into the tomb by way of the waystone.

Inside, the tomb is massive. It stretches off for a great distance with only one obvious doorway on a perilous path. This path is protected by a Demon Wall, a living wall that wants nothing more than to kill intruders with either its many arms and magickal abilities, or by crushing them into the opposing wall. If the adventurer successfully kills or eludes this obstruction, they greet another Demon Wall on the other side of the doorway, which needs to be defeated to move on.

The rest of the tomb is filled with undead, bats and living statuary. An adventurer would be lucky to make it to the final chamber to face the threat of Belias, the Gigas, who protects one of the greatest treasures of the Dynast King, the Dawn Shard.

Ashe's quest

Dawn shard

Ashe holding the Dawn Shard.

The party visits the Tomb on their quest to find the Dawn Shard in order to prove Ashe's lineage so she could assume Dalmasca's throne. She promises to take only the nethicite and let the sky pirate Balthier have the rest of King Raithwall's treasures. On their journey the party is joined by Vossler, Ashe and Basch's old comrade from the Resistance.

The party make their way to the heart of the Tomb and fight the Esper Belias, only to discover Belias was the treasure. Balthier is unimpressed, having expected the treasure to be something financially measurable. Ashe finds the Dawn Shard, but on their way out the party finds Vossler has betrayed them and they are captured by the Empire.

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Musical Themes

Template:Listen The background music for the Tomb of Raithwall is the eponymous track ("The Tomb of Raithwall", レイスウォール王の墓?, lit. Reisuuxooru Ou No Haka). The theme that plays outside of Tomb of Raithwall, in the Valley of Death, is ("Moment's Rest", 一瞬の休息?, lit. Isshun No Kixyuusoku).





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