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Zebolt regarding Cid

Engineer Zebolt is an engineer in Final Fantasy IX.

Engineer Zebolt works for the Regency of Lindblum in the Zebolt Shipyards. He is a highly skilled engineer, part of a group which began building prototypes of steam-powered airships under Regent Cid's leadership. Zebolt works closely with the regent and helps in the construction of the brand new Hilda Garde series of airships.

Unfortunately, the Hilda Garde I is commandeered by Queen Hilda and later stolen by Kuja. The Hilda Garde II is deemed a failure due to Cid's inability to work to his full potential as an oglop or as a frog. Zebolt helps to construct the Hilda Garde III using parts recycled from the Blue Narciss and therefore is involved in building one of the first successful airships to run without the power of Mist in Gaia.

The first meeting with Zebolt is missable. During the party's first visit in Lindblum Castle, once in control of Zidane, the player should not follow Minister Artania, but instead backtrack to the Aircab Station area to find Zebolt there, asking about the cargo ship the party arrived in. Zebolt can be found later in Daguerreo researching a new source of power for his future airships.