Burmecia, Realm of Eternal Rain, is a city-state in the northwestern part of the Mist Continent on Gaia in Final Fantasy IX. It is Freya Crescent's hometown. Inhabited by the Burmecians, Burmecia is a walled, multi-leveled, and warren-like city built around the king's palace and showered by constant rain.
Early in the game, Burmecia is attacked by the Alexandrian army of Black Mages led by Kuja and General Beatrix. The City is taken with great loss on the side of the Burmecians, although it is shown that many fought bravely and to the death to defend the citadel and its lord. By the time Zidane and the party arrive, the city is in ruins, with the scattered bodies of the Burmecian soldiers and citizens strewn throughout the city. Zidane must collect the Protection Bell from under the King's bed in order to unlock the door that leads to the ruined Palace courtyard. Here, they meet several fleeing Burmecians, including one that Zidane saves from being crushed by collapsing rubble. In a secluded armory room, the party meets Stiltzkin for the first time outside of Alexandria. They later move on and scale a decrepit statue to the apex of the palace, where Queen Brahne, Kuja, and Beatrix wait. Here, the first unsuccessful battle with Beatrix is fought, and after the party's defeat, Brahne makes plans to invade the neighboring city of Cleyra. Beatrix follows her, and an FMV plays with Kuja mocking the party before mounting his Silver Dragon, taking off into the skies and signaling the end of Disc 1.
It is revealed that many of the surviving Burmecians (including the King) took refuge in the neighboring realm of Cleyra. Ironically, their shelter would be short-lived, as the Eidolon Odin is later summoned by Brahne to destroy the desert tree. Burmecia, unlike Lindblum in further stages of the game, is never shown as being rebuilt by its citizens, all who were scattered across the world, even as far as Esto Gaza, or were killed in the battle.
Interestingly, if the player travels to Burmecia after the events at the Iifa Tree, the rain no longer falls. This suggests that the climate of the city might have something to do with the Mist, which covers the Mist Continent. Furthermore, with the reappearance of the Mist after the destruction of Terra, the city is again plagued by neverending rain.
|"Kingdom of Burmecia"|
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Burmecia has its own theme music titled "Kingdom of Burmecia" played throughout the location. It is a rather sorrowful theme consisting mainly of a choir and a church organ playing in the background. This theme is also mixed into the background of Freya and Fratley's themes.
|Zidane Tribal - Vivi Orunitia - Adelbert Steiner - Garnet til Alexandros XVII - Freya Crescent - Quina Quen - Eiko Carol - Amarant Coral|
|Temporary playable characters|
|Marcus - Blank - Cinna - Beatrix|
|Black Waltz No. 1 - Black Waltz No. 2 - Black Waltz No. 3 - Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI - Garland - Kuja - Lani - Necron - SoulCage - Zorn and Thorn|
|Artania - Artemicion - Lord Avon - Baku - Black Mage No. 288 - Bobby Corwen - Choco - Erin - Cid Fabool VIII - Cid Fabool IX - Fratley - Gilgamesh - Queen Hilda - Hippaul - Jane - Lowell Bridges - Mikoto - Mog - Morrid - Nero Brothers - Knights of Pluto - Puck - Quale - Quan - Ruby - Queen Stella - Stiltzkin - Doctor Tot - Zebolt|
|Gaia - Terra|
|Alexandria - Evil Forest - Ice Cavern - Dali - Morrid's Tower - Lindblum - Gizamaluke's Grotto - Burmecia - Aerbs Mountains - Treno - Gargan Roo - Cleyra - Pinnacle Rocks - Fossil Roo - Chocobo's Forest - Quan's Dwelling|
|Conde Petie - Black Mage Village - Conde Petie Mountain Path - Madain Sari - Iifa Tree - Desert Palace - Earth Shrine - Mognet Central|
|Oeilvert - Daguerreo - Ipsen's Castle - Wind Shrine - Water Shrine - Chocobo's Lagoon|
|Esto Gaza - Mount Gulug - Fire Shrine - Shimmering Island|
|Bran Bal - Pandemonium|
|Chocobo's Air Garden - Chocobo's Dream World - Crystal World - Memoria - Chocobo's Paradise - Qu's Marsh - Hill of Despair -|
|Races and creatures|
|Black Mage - Burmecian/Cleyran - Dwarves - Eidolon - Genome - Gargant - Human - Moogle - Oglop - Qu - Summoner|
|Active Time Event - Airship - Battle of the Iifa Tree - Blackjack - Chocobo Hot and Cold - Chocograph - Crystal - Festival of the Hunt - Frog Catching - Gulug Stone - Invincible - Jump Rope - Magic Stone - Mognet - Siege of Burmecia - Siege of Cleyra - Siege of Lindblum - Tantalus Theater Troupe - Tetra Master|
|Original Soundtrack - Original Soundtrack PLUS - Uematsu's Best Selection - Melodies of Life -Final Fantasy IX- - Piano Collections
|Abilities - Add-on - Allusions - Armor - Characters - Eidolons - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Jewels - Locations - Merchandise - Timeline - Translations - Walkthroughs - Wallpapers - Weapons|