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The Imperial City of Archades (帝都アルケイディス Teito Arukeidisu) is the capital city of the Archadian Empire which rules over most of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. The modern city of Archades is built on the poor, and the ruins of older cities. There are only two ways into the city of Archades. The most common way is via airship. This method is patrolled for trouble by the Archadian Judges. The second way is up through the Sochen Temple, into old Archades and across the bridge into Archades proper.





Archades' Imperial Palace

The city is divided in two levels: one consisting of the districts of Nilbasse, Trant, Mulberry, and Rienna and the upper level of Tsenoble. There are no poor within the city of Archades proper, all of the poor find themselves in Old Archades. Dr. Cid bases all of his research out of the Draklor Laboratories, found within the city in the Tsenoble area.

Archades residents tend to be rich and arrogant. Most people there are more interested in having a good reputation—usually of being well informed—than in money or riches. Well informed people in Archades can earn chops by giving information to other residents about a particular subject. The chops are then used as proof of someone's status, granting access to Tsenoble. Passage to and from Tsenoble can only be done if the traveler has chops to pay for the air cab. Certain areas in Tsenoble can only be acessed by those who possess a sandalwood chop.

Old Archades

Main article: Old Archades

Old Archades is where all of the poor and destitute from Archades wind up. It is run down and barely patrolled by the Judges. The Judges are more interested in keeping the poor in their place. The only way into Archades is with money, so all of the inhabitants dream of finding a way to earn enough to see them safely into Archades. Where chops are the most important trade item in Archades, information is the most important in old Archades. If there's one way to get ahead it is by finding out as much information as possible to make the way up into Archades through gaining fortune. Old Archades can be accessed via the ruins of the Sochen Palace.

Sochen Cave Palace

Main article: Sochen Cave Palace

Sochen Cave Palace is an ancient palace overrun with undead, bats, imps and other nasty creatures. The only royalty currently residing within the temple are a family of Mandragoras led by the Onion Queen. These Mandragoras have caused problems for hunters in the Archadian wilderness. Several ancient and powerful creatures are locked away in the depths of the Sochen.

Draklor Laboratory

Main article: Draklor Laboratory

The Draklor Labs are the home point of Dr. Cid. He uses these facilities to create more and more powerful airships for the Archadian fleets. He also uses these facilities to create Manufacted Nethicite. The Laboratories are actually a series of rooms on multiple floors. Each floor has a garrison of Judges on it, as well as several smaller labs manned by Imperial scientists. The top floor houses Cid's personal open air lab.


Note: The items available for purchase change throughout the game. These items may not all be available at the same time.


Vint's Armaments

Armor Seller

You may wish to consult the List of Final Fantasy XII Armor article for more information on individual armor pieces.

Armor Cost
Diamond Helm 7000 gil
Diamond Armor 7000 gil
Platinum Shield 5300 gil
Officer's Hat 7000 gil
Barrel Coat 7000 gil
Gaia Hat 7000 gil
Maduin Gear 7000 gil
Steel Mask 8100 gil
Mirror Mail 8100 gil
Dragon Shield 6000 gil
Chakra Band 8100 gil
Power Vest 8100 gil
Hypnocrown 8100 gil
Jade Gown 8100 gil
Platinum Helm 9300 gil
Platinum Shield 9300 gil
Crystal Shield 7200 gil
Weapons Seller

You may wish to consult the List of Final Fantasy XII Weapons article for more information on individual weapons.

Weapons Cost
Platinum Sword 9000 gil
Power Rod 4500 gil
Hammerhead 9500 gil
Recurve Crossbow 9500 gil
Traitor's Bow 10000 gil
Halberd 10000 gil
Aldebaran 10000 gil
Gokuu Pole 9000 gil
Kagenui 10000 gil
Kiku-ichimonji 10500 gil
Claymore 10500 gil
Chaos Mace 8800 gil
Bastard Sword 11000 gil
Cross Scale 11000 gil
Francisca 11500 gil
Platinum Dagger 11500 gil
Tumulus 12000 gil
Judicer's Staff 5700 gil

Charlotte's Magcikery

You may wish to consult the Magick article for more information on individual spells.

Spell Cost
Aeroga 6800 gil
Reflectga 6800 gil
Silencega 6800 gil
Blindga 6800 gil
Graviga 6800 gil

Bulward's Technicks

You may wish to consult the Technick article fore more information on individual technicks.

Technick Cost
Infuse 2000 gil
Addle 3500 gil
Bonecrusher 700 gil
Shades of Black 5000 gil
Stamp 4500 gil

Granch's Requisites

You may wish to consult the List of Final Fantasy XII Items for more information on individual items.

Wares Cost
Potion 70 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Eye Drops 50 gil
Phoenix Down 250 gil
Echo Herbs 50 gil
Gold Needle 100 gil
Alarm Clock 50 gil
Handkerchief 50 gil
Hi-Potion 210 gil
Bacchus's Wine 120 gil
Smelling Salts 50 gil
Remedy 400 gil
Chronos Tear 50 gil
X-Potion 630 gil


Map of the Imperial City

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