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Old Dalan
"Wise I may not be, but well-informed I am."
—Old Dalan

Dalan, or Old Dalan (ダラン爺 Daran Jiji), as people in Rabanastre like to call him, is one of the characters in Final Fantasy XII. He lives in Lowtown, Rabanastre, and gives advice to his long-time friend Vaan.


Old Dalan only makes a major contribution at the beginning of the game. It is him who tells Vaan how to break into the Royal Palace of Rabanastre, by giving him the Crescent Stone. Afterwards, when Vaan returns from Nalbina Dungeon, he gives Vaan a sword, to deliver to Captain Vossler. This is his last story appearance.

However, visiting Old Dalan near the end of the game will start the quest needed to get the Esper, Chaos.

Naming Dispute

Old Dalan is the cause of the naming dispute for Vaan. During the first time Vaan visits him, Dalan called him by the nickname Vaan Ratsbane because of Vaan's job of clearing out the waterway by killing the rats that had infested it. Some people, however, erroneously believed Ratsbane to be Vaan's actual last name, which is not the case.


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