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The Flag of Fisherman's Horizon.
"A station located in the center of Horizon Bridge. It's now a haven for expatriates who refused to have their skills exploited by the government."
FFVIII Info Corner

Fisherman's Horizon (フィッシャーマンズホライズン, Fishāmanzuhoraizun), occasionally abbreviated FH, is a location in Final Fantasy VIII. It is located midway between the eastern and western continents aside the large intercontinental bridge. The town is filled with fishermen and skilled mechanics. Some of these mechanics helped build Balamb Garden. The town is neutral, so fighting is not allowed.

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Story

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"It won't be in the history books, but this little place was built on dreams."
Master Fisherman
Fisherman's Horizon

When Balamb Garden crashes into Fisherman's Horizon, Mayor Dobe, fearing that the SeeDs will start trouble, orders them to leave. He lets his mechanics work on Balamb Garden to make it fully controllable. However, some Galbadian soldiers come into FH to ask about Ellone. Mayor Dobe tries to reason with them, but is threatened. Squall and the others fight the Galbadians, who deploy the Iron Clad to deal with them. After its defeat, Selphie and her teammates, who hid inside it after the mission at the Missile Base, climb out of it.

Later on in the game, Squall and some party members use the long since abandoned railway that connects to Galbadia to cross to Esthar.

If the player participates in a sidequest involving the Master Fisherman, they can learn more about the town's history. It was founded by a group of pacifists who left Esthar. The Master Fisherman came up with the name for the town, though he doesn't know how he came up with it. Squall suggests that maybe "it was because you were fishing for a dream somewhere out on the distant horizon."


Location

Fisherman's Horizon, while located in the center of the ocean between the Galbadia and Esthar Continents, is connected to the continents via a railroad that has long since fallen into disuse.


Location of Fisherman's Horizon, indicated by the crosshair


Layout

Horizon Bridge.
Horizon Bridge
"A railroad that connected the East and West continents. Completed about the time the war broke out, it was only used a short time. Since then it has been derelict."
—FFVIII Info Corner

Horizon Bridge is the name of the intercontinental railway bridge that connects Galbadia and Esthar. Ever since the Sorceress War erupted, the Horizon Bridge went out of operation, stalling all hopes for people to see the wonders of these two continents. Horizon Bridge's appearance on the larger world map is reminiscent of the Big Bridge in Final Fantasy V which also spans two continents across ocean.

Drunkman Alley.
Drunkman Alley

The Drunkman Alley is the name given to Fisherman's Horizon's Hotel/Item store located overlooking one of the Horizon's many wharfs. While its accommodations may seem crude in comparison to most other hotels around the world of Final Fantasy VIII, the Drunkman Alley does provide access to a News Screen from which patrons can freely watch the global happenings of the world.

Sun Panel.
Sun Panel

The sun panel is located at the center of the Horizon and is thought to be the main power supplier for the settlement. Bolstered by wind fans and possible water refineries, Fisherman's Horizon indeed possesses a massive power network.

Mayor's Residence.
Mayor's Residence

The Mayor's Residence is located at the center of the Sun Panel. Accommodated by Mayor Dobe and his wife/supporter Flo, the residence has been built next to the Horizon's only visible tree.

Train Station.
FH Train Station

The now run-down station that served as a halfway point on the Horizon Bridge. The FH Train Station now only serves as scrap metal ready for any mechanic who has found themselves needing a little more.

Shop

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FH Store

Recovery Items Price (gil) GF Items Price (gil)
Potion 100 G-Potion 200
Hi-Potion 500 G-Hi-Potion 600
Phoenix Down 500 G-Returner 500
Antidote 100 Ammo Price (gil)
Eye Drops 100 Normal Ammo 20
Soft 100 Shotgun Ammo 40
Echo Screen 100 Miscellaneous Price (gil)
Holy Water 100 Fuel 3000
Remedy 1000


People Associated With Fisherman's Horizon

  • Grease Monkey, an artisan in Fisherman's Horizon.
  • Fisherkid, an apprentice fisherman in Fisherman's Horizon.
  • Master Fisherman, previously known as "The Engineer", the creator of Fisherman's Horizon.
  • Familiar Face, Familiar Face 2, and Familiar Face 3, brothers who operate the loading lift on Fisherman's Horizon.

Musical Themes

"Fisherman's Horizon", the seventh track on the Original Soundtrack's Disc 3, is the theme of Fisherman's Horizon. A review calls it "the perfect musical representation of a complex scene that represents peace, simplicity, and the fundamental importance of the sea."

Trivia

Airships in the mayor's residence.
  • The News Screen acts much in the same way as Selphie's page on the Study Panel where it will give a light commentary on the game events thus far.
  • The Mayor's Residence contains a mural of toy airships. Some of which look like toy versions of the Nautilus, an interpretation of the Lunar Whale and the Tiny Bronco.

This article uses material from the "Fisherman's Horizon" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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