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The Flying Fortress

The Flying Fortress, also known as Sky Castle or Floating Castle, is a location from the original Final Fantasy. It is only accessible through the Mirage Tower, and is where the Fiend of Wind, Tiamat awaits the Warriors of Light.

However, an even greater threat exists on the bridge leading to Tiamat's lair: the powerful machine of death known as the Warmech.



The Flying Fortess was originally home to the advanced Lufenian race. Their expertise in technology is seen in the grand structure of the fortress and its seemingly impossible ability to levitate in the heavens. Unfortunately, 400 years before the advent of the Warriors of Light, Tiamat eventually forced the Lufenians out of their home, after which they began living in Lufenia.

After obtaining the Chime from Lufenia and the Warp Cube from Waterfall Cavern, the Warriors of Light venture to the Mirage Tower, so as to reach the Flying Fortress. There, they defeat Tiamat, and restore the Wind Crystal.


Flying Fortress artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
Item Location
Razer First Floor
180 gil First Floor
5,000 gil First Floor
Protect Ring First Floor
6,720 gil First Floor
Healing Helm First Floor
7,900 gil First Floor
4,150 gil First Floor
9,900 gil First Floor
Potion First Floor
Diamond Gloves Second Floor
Diamond Shield Second Floor
Ribbon Second Floor
White Robe Second Floor
Black Robe Second Floor
Adamantite Second Floor
8,135 gil Third Floor
Protect Cloak Third Floor
9,500 gil Third Floor
Clothes Third Floor
Gold Needle Third Floor
5,450 gil Third Floor
Potion Third Floor
9,000 gil Third Floor
Protect Ring Third Floor
Sasuke's Blade Third Floor
3,400 gil Third Floor
4,150 gil Third Floor
Gold Needle Third Floor


Battle Background
Battle Background (Tiamat)


The Flying Fortress's background music is named after itself, only reappearing in certain floors of the Whisperwind Cove.


Other Appearances


Final Fantasy Tactics

Floating Castle

The Floating Castle was mentioned as one of the wonders in Final Fantasy Tactics. It bears the following description:

The winged ones possessed technology allowing them to transmute cloudstone into crystals, like the ones that keep this castle aloft. Unfortunately, both the winged ones and their wondrous knowledge were lost in the Cataclysm.

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

HAVr A9 Floating Fortress
Production information

Ubrikkian Industries


Heavy Assault Vehicle/repulsorlift A9 Floating Fortress



Technical specifications

17.4 meters

Maximum speed

200 km/h

Maximum altitude

2 meters


Turreted heavy blaster cannons (2)


10 troops

Cargo capacity

1 ton

  • Armor
  • Mechanized infantry

Rebellion era


The HAVr A9 Floating Fortress, also called the Imperial Flying Fortress, was designed and produced by Ubrikkian to aid ground assault and occupational forces.



It was a heavily armored repulsorlift craft armed with two top-mounted turreted heavy blaster cannons. These weapons were aided by two piercing targeting beams, which could lock on to a high number of targets in the vehicle's vicinity, using the TIN sensor-equipment.

Quite well-adapted to urban warfare, many felt it was better at suppressing urban uprisings than the AT-AT walker, and crews of both vehicles had a long-standing rivalry. While the AT-AT was supported by the Imperial Army, the Floating Fortress was backed by occupational commanders.

The narrow width of the HAVr A9 allowed it to cruise between buildings in even the most crowded city center. A curved box, the HAVr A9 ran 17.4 meters in length, required a pair of drivers and a pair of gunners, carried ten assault troops and one metric ton of cargo, and could hover up to two meters above a surface.


The prestigious Raithal Academy utilized the Floating Fortress, among other vehicles, to train Imperial Army cadets.[1]

Some of these were also used by the Imperial Remnant in the attack on the Jedi Praxeum in 12 ABY.[2]



Notes and references

  1. Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back
  2. Darksaber (novel)

This article uses material from the "Heavy Assault Vehicle/repulsorlift A9 Floating Fortress" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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