Nalbina ~ Return to Rabanastre - Walkthrough | Final Fantasy XII

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This is the story walkthrough page for the locations Nalbina ~ Return to Rabanastre 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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Lowtown ~
Garamsythe Waterways
Bhujerba ~
Dreadnought Leviathan

Nalbina Dungeons Story Walkthrough

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1 From the sewers of Garamsythe, you'll find yourself in the dungeons of Nalbina. Time to find a way out.
2 Pass through the doorway near the savepoint crystal. There will be a trio of Seeqs here who will attack your party. Defeat them to proceed.
3 Once you can move again, you'll regain your items and weapons from the Confiscatory. Proceed to follow the Judges.
4 Make your way through the paths walked by the Judges to escape the dungeons. As you follow the lead Judge, you'll also find the right door to enter through.
5 Watch the cutscene, and welcome Basch into your party as a guest.

1 | The Significance of the Galbanna Lilies

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Interesting Fact: The importance of the Galbanna Lilies in the trailer finally comes full circle. Vaan will be shown visiting a familiar face--his brother Reks. It is revealed that Reks passed away before the events of Vaan's Waterway training

2 | The Seeq Trio

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There are three seeq in the dungeons who prey on the weak. Vaan and Balthier will face off against these seeq with only their bare hands. Defeat them to move on through the dungeon and the story.

5 | Basch joins

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Basch will join up after your party makes it way through the Dungeons and gets their items back. This will also be your first official guest--a party member whose gambits you cannot edit, but does not count against the number of people included in a party.

Barheim Passage Walkthrough

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6 The first room you enter has a Bangaa vendor in it, as well as two broken down switches.
7 Talk to the Bangaa, Burrogh, to receive a contraption to replace the broken one in the power relay.
8 The power relay will respond once you install the tube fuse. Proceed through the gate and into the new area.
9 Make your way through the Passage and take out the battery mimics. Maintain the power level to avoid fighting the undead.
10 Maintain a good charge level and you'll be able to open the southern gate. Make your way through the North-South Junction for more battery mimics.
11 Continue your path and you'll reach Terminus 4, as well as the boss of the area, the Queen Mimic
12 Defeat the Queen Mimic and come out of the dungeon into the Estersand exit.

7 | The Bangaa, Burrogh

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Burrogh is a bangaa who will also act as a de facto vendor in the Barheim Passage dungeons. However, this is not the final time your paths will cross. He will also be seen later on and will be involved in a quest or two as a contact.

11 | The Queen Mimic

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Near the end of Barheim Passage, you will come across your second boss battle so far, the Queen Mimic. Visit our FF12 Boss Battles section to figure out the easiest way to defeat this boss.

The Royal City, Rabanastre Return Story Walkthrough

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13 When you find yourself in Rabanastre once again, go to Migelo's Sundries for a cutscene.
14 Return to Dalan and watch the short cutscene where you will show him the magicite. Receive the Sword of the Order from Dalan as well and bring it to Azelas.
15 Once you bring it to that location, a cutscene will happen. Basch will also join the party, this time for good.
16 Search for Balthier in the Sunsea Tavern, where you will learn of Penelo's fate.
17 Balthier and Fran joins your party. Head all the way to the Westersand exit and into the Aerodrome. You're leaving for a new location, Bhujerba.

14 | Azelas, Gatekeeper for the Order

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The Sword of the Order needs to be brought to Azelas to advance the story. In this case, bring the sword to Balzac. Balzac is a member of the Dalmascan Order of Knights and is hiding away in the Lowtown, along with a seeq counterpart.

17 | On to Bhujerba

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The next sequence of events--Penelo's kidnapping and Migelo relaying this fact to Balthier and Vaan--will usher the party's journey to Bhujerba, as well as move the story along.

Final Fantasy XII Related Links

Main Story

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 ~
Feywood
Giruvegan Ridorana Cataract ~
Pharos 2nd
Pharos 3rd ~
Sky Fortress Bahamut

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