Opening ~ Dalmasca Estersand - Walkthrough | FF12

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This is the story walkthrough page for the Opening Scenes (Prologue) up to the the Dalmasca Estersand area in the game Final Fantasy XII (FF12, FFXII, FFXII Zodiac Age). Read on for more information about objectives, items, and bosses within this section.

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Nalbina Fortress Story Walkthrough

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1 The tutorial begins with Basch issuing commands to your first controllable character, Reks. This is also an introduction to the basics of the game.
2 Talk to the Dalmascan by the gate to complete the control tutorial.
3 Your first combat tutorial requires you to defeat the Imperial soldier.
4 Move with the rest of the party to encounter your first boss battle. The cutscene involved here will also involve a demo about quickening.
Tip There will be several imperials that appear in the area. Always stay on the look out for enemies if you wish to explore the area for items.
5 Take the North route.
6 Climb the stairs to reach the savepoint crystal.
7 After the cutscene, defeat the three imperials.
8 Go up one more time to enter a cutscene.
9 Enter the passage door and follow the left-side path to enter the final cutscene for Nalbina Fortress.
10 Another battle tutorial introduces you to Vaan, your main character throughout the series. You'll be getting more practice about the basics of battling as well as an introduction to other species than Humes.
11 Finish the Dire Rat tutorial to enter another cutscene.

Quickening Demo

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Basch will be providing a sample of the Quickening when used at the right time dring a cutscene.

Your First Boss Battle

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The Air Cutter Remora is your first boss battle of the story. It is wise to keep your own character's HP in check. For more information on how to beat Air Cutter Remora, see the link below.

How to beat Air Cutter Remora

The Royal City, Rabanastre Story Walkthrough


1 Approach Estersand gate for a cutscene. This will open up the Estersand Area and introduce you to your first clan hunt/subquest as well.
2 You can proceed with the 'First Hunt' quest/subquest right away or not. Either way, this opens up both Rabanastre and the Estersand to you.
3 Listen to the details about the Hunt for the Tomato. Proceed to the Dalmasca Estersand afterwards.

The First Hunt - Rogue Tomato

This first hunt is peculiar in that it is also the introduction to the Clan Hunt system. For more information about the hunt, see the link below.

Red & Rotten in the Desert - Rogue Tomato

Dalmasca Estersand Story Walkthrough


1 Hunt for the Rogue Tomato in the Dalmasca Estersand. Watch out for monsters that may be way out of your league.
2 As a bonus, you receive Galbana Lilies. Return to Rabanastre to receive your other rewards.
3 After speaking with Kytes and watching a cutscene, you will be free to enter Lowtown and Rabanastre as you please.

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FF12 The Zodiac Age Story Walkthrough

Opening ~
Dalmasca Estersand
Lowtown ~
Garamsythe Waterways
Nalbina ~
Return Rabanastre
Bhujerba ~
Dreadnought Leviathan
Ogir-Yensa Sandsea ~
Vossler Battle
Ozmone Plain ~
Henne Mines
Paramina Rift ~
Stilshrine of Miriam
Mosphoran Highwaste ~
Sochen Cave Palace
Old Archades ~
Draklor Lab
Balfonheim Port ~
Giruvegan Ridorana Cataract ~
Pharos 2nd
Pharos 3rd ~
Sky Fortress Bahamut

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