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The Western Keep is a location from the original Final Fantasy. It is located northwest of Elfheim.


The Warriors of Light meet a king here, who asks them to retrieve his Crown from the Marsh Cave. Then they bring it back to him, he reveals that he is really Astos, and attacks. He is defeated and the Warriors of Light recover the Crystal Eye of Matoya.


Item Location
Crystal Eye Defeat Astos
Falchion Southeast Corner (Requires Mystic Key)
Power Staff Northeast Corner (Requires Mystic Key)
Steel Gloves Northeast Corner (Requires Mystic Key)


Battle background.


The background music that plays inside the Western Keep is called "Ruined Castle". It is a remix of the Castle theme.

Other appearances[]

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

The ruins of Western Keep can be found in the overworld of Dissidia 012, in the Melmond Fens area. In the Confessions of the Creator Scenario, a Teleport Stone is located there.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Entering Elfheim, the Warriors of Light learn that the dark elf king Astos has ensorcelled the prince of the elves in a magical slumber. The search for Astos begins.


Western Keep is unlocked by completing Chaos Shrine in the Final Fantasy I realm. Completion of this dungeon unlocks Semitt Falls Cavern in the Final Fantasy II realm.

Non-Final Fantasy appearances[]

Captain N: The Game Master[]

Captain N - Astos Castle.png

The Western Keep is referred to as Astos Castle in the episode. Astos under the disguised of a friar as the Light Crystal (Crystal Eye) guarded within his castle.