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"The Nethicite's Mist has corrupted the life of this place. It is a Necrohol overrun with Beasts. We tread here on a Fool's errand, and we had best turn back."
—Basch

The Necrohol of Nabudis (死都ナブディス Shi To Nabudisu) is a location in the land of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII. Once it was the great city of Nabudis in the Kingdom of Nabradia, sitting gracefully in the middle of a gigantic lake. Now what remains of the palace is corrupted by the thick mist that covers the north part of the region.

The Necrohol of Nabudis is within Nabradian borders, but unlike the rest of the region, is not under direct imperial rule. The location is not part of the main storyline of Final Fantasy XII but entirely optional. During the entrance cutscene, the player is told that it is a foreboding place and is warned against exploring the area. Depending on when the Necrohol is reached, this warning is given by Basch, Balthier, or Fran.

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Storyline

Not much is ever revealed about the once great city of Nabudis. Now, it is a ruin swarming with the souls of people killed in the destruction, full of regret and resentment.

It was two years ago that Judge Zecht came to Nabudis with the Midlight Shard, under Dr Cid's instructions. It was up to him to see how Deifacted Nethicite worked and reacted. The results were more horrible than anyone could imagine, wiping out the city and covering the area in a thick mist. The entire area became a haven for various creatures most vile.

Sealed Monsters

Deep inside the Necrohol are three fearsome beasts that possess the power to destroy the world. In fear of the their power, three Nu Mou sealed the monsters away while dying in the process. However, within the two years of the destruction of Nabudis, the seals are weakening, and so the spirits of the Nu Mou set out to locate a hero of great strength who could defeat the monsters once and for all.

Enemies

Shops

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Baknamy Merchant

Note: He is not actually visible. You will find him hidden in a corner, with the description ???, close to the Salikawood entrance (see map below). Over time his inventory changes.

Armor

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

Armor Cost
Maximillian 17,000 gil
Magepower Shishak 15,000 gil
Demon Shield 11,200 gil

Accessories

You may wish to consult the List of Final Fantasy XII Accessories page for more information on individual accessories.

Accessory Cost
Ring of Renewal 18,000 gil

Items

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

Item Cost
Ether 222 gil

Magicks

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

Spell Cost
Scathe 18,100 gil

Technicks

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

Technick Cost
Telekinesis 7,100 gil

Sage Knowledge

For the Sage Knowledge on the Necrohol of Nabudis, you may also see Sage Knowledge piece 64.

"Palace once home to the royal family Nabradia. Called the Verdpale Palace, it once stood proudly in the middle of a lake. Now it stands in ruin, destroyed in the attack on Nabudis two years ago. Though the ghost of the building remains in the crumbling walls, it is wholly gutted and lies half-submerged in the murk. Now Mist flows freely through its abandoned halls, and its glorious memory is profaned by a menagerie of vile creatures."

Map

Location of Baknamy shop

Etymology

Though the Japanese term for the area is simply "dead capital", the etymology of the English translation is a little more obscure. The "necro-" element clearly refers to death or the dead, but "-hol" is not so apparent. It may be a form of "hollow" as in several place names, rendering it "Dead Hollow". The term has since been reused to refer to any dead (and usually haunted) Ivalician city.

Trivia

While chronologically in Ivalice, Nabudis had been the first to be wiped out with a powerful magic force, this makes reference to the city of Lea Monde of Vagrant Story, which also had suffered a similar fate.


This article uses material from the "Necrohol of Nabudis" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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