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This is the Story Walkthrough for Esto Gaza / Mount Gulug (Disc 3) from Final Fantasy IX (FFIX, FF9). Read on for more information about objectives and bosses within this section.
List of Contents
|Desert Palace 2||Ipsen's Castle|
|1||After the Blue Narciss has docked, follow the shore to the left then enter the building you first see.|
|2||After entering Esto Gaza, head forward then to the right to enter Mount Gulug.|
|3||Once you encounter a forked path, you can head left for some items, otherwise head right.|
|Optional||You can head left or right, there are several items you can obtain but they are guarded by Ruby Dragons.|
|4||Pull the lever three times and descend the well.|
|5||After descending, you'll be blocked by a pair of Ruby Dragons.|
|6||Head forward for a short scene then prepare for a boss fight.|
|7||After the scene, you will be taken to Lindblum. Use the elevator then head to the upper level.|
|8||Head to the conference room.|
Ruby Dragons are mini-bosses. They have high HP and the ability Twister which inflits extremely high damage to the whole party. Prepare some wind resistant equipment to stand a chance against them.
Now that the party has obtained the HIldegarde 3, the world map becomes open to explore. This is a good time to do all the sidequests currently avaialble to strengthen your party. For more information about FF9s sidequests, see the link below.
List of Side Quests
|Wing Edge||x1||Found behind the shop counter to the right.|
|Gil||x9693||Located at the lower right part of the wall in Mount Gulug.|
|Ether||x1||Inspect the rubble on the top floor upon climbing the ladder from the Gil location.|
|Red Hat||x1||Acquire by climbing down the platform from the Ether location.|
|Golden Hairpin||x1||Obtain by jumping on the platform instead of using the rope to climb down.|
|Wing Edge||x1||Located at the bottom right corner of the room before leaving for the east exit.|
|Gaia Gear||x1||Found at the top area of the house where the Moogle resides.|
|Demon's Mail||x1||Pick it up in the house where the Moogle is located.|
|Elixir||x1||Head upstairs way passed the Moogle to acquire.|
|Ribbon||x1||Acquire through story progression.|
From the entrance, head right. Circle around the shop and pick up a Wing Edge from behind the counter.
From the Mount Gulug entrance, head left then climb the ladder. Take another left and climb down the stairs. You will find this chest in the right corner.
From the Mount Gulug entrance, head right. Keep going straight until you see a rope. Don't descend down the rope just yet. Instead, jump on the platform to your right. Follow the path until you see a chest.
From the Mount Gulug entrance, head right. Keep going straight until you see a rope. Take the rope down and go right into the room. Open the treasure chest next to the Moogle.
From the Wing Edge location, exit to your right. Follow the path and ascend the stairs. Head left this time and to find a Gaia Gear.
From the Mount Gulug entrance, head right. Keep going straight until you see a rope. Take the rope down again but go left this time. The treasure chest will be on your lower right.
You will receive the Ribbon automatically when you find Eiko.
|Phoenix Down||150 Gil|
|Magic Tag||100 Gil|
|Echo Screen||50 Gil|
|Eye Drops||50 Gil|
This shop sells no weapons.
This shop sells no armor.
Meltigemini is a boss that relies on toxic abilities. Furthermore, Vivi is not available in this battle. For more information about Meltigemini, see the link below.
How to Beat Meltigemini
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|Alexandria||Alexandria Castle||Evil Forest|
|Ice Caverns||Village of Dali||Lindblum|
|Qu's Marsh||Gizamaluke's Grotto||South Gate|
|Treno||Cleyra||Alexandria Castle 2nd|
|Pinnacle Rocks||Fossil Roo||Black Mage Village|
|Conde Petie||Madain Sari||Iifa Tree|
|Madain Sari 2nd||Disc 3|
|Alexandria 2nd||Treno 2nd||Alexandria 3rd|
|Lindblum 2nd||Black Mage Village 2nd||Oeilvert|
|Desert Palace||Esto Gaza and Mount Gulug||Ipsen's Castle|
|Terra and Bran Bal||Pandemonium||Disc 4|
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