Locale Spotlight 105: Nautilus And Lindblum

Let’s continue with the FF Philippine Portal’s Final Fantasy Locale Spotlight.
 
Nautilus (FF 13)
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Items:
Guardian Amulet, Healer’s Staff, Phoenix Down, Spica Defenders and Star Pendant
Notable NPCs:
None
Description:
The Nautilus is an area in Cocoon that has been dubbed as a center for entertainment. The Nautilus in the game also acts as a dungeon but that is only in the second part particularly in the areas of the Clock Tower and the Fiendlord’s Keep where Sazh fights Brynhildr. Different areas of the Nautilus cater to people of all ages. There are areas that are for the children like the Chocobo Corral. There are also places for families like the Mall and the Park Square as well as a gambling area for the grown ups to enjoy. One of the most notable events in Nautilus is the Pompa Sancta Parade which depicts the War of Transgression between the people of Cocoon and those that are from Gran Pulse. Sazh and Vanille arrive here after their ordeals in the Sunleth Waterscape. The two decide to chill and take some time off considering that the Nautilus was like a place of entertainment. The two witness the Pompa Sancta Parade and continue to explore the rest of the area of Nautilus. The two are later discovered by the Sanctum and they send soldiers to capture. Sazh is also told that Vanille was the one who turned his son into a l’Cie. Sazh laments suicide after the battle against Brynhildr and the scene cuts to Vanille being captured by Jihl Nabaat and the scene ends.
 
Lindblum (FF 13)
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Items:
None
Notable NPCs:
Rygdea
Description:
Lindblum is one of the largest airships of the Guardian Corps. This is a bit smaller than the Palamecia airship. Lindblum itself is large enough to house other smaller airships and fighter planes that were used for protecting Cocoon. The Lindblum itself is headed by Cid Raines as they conduct the operations. In the story, the Lindblum first appears when Fang and members of the Guardian Corps captured Snow after he tamed Shiva in Lake Bresha. The Lindblum later reappears where Fang, Snow along with Cid are planning their next move. It later reappears as they save main party members after the battle of the Havoc Skytank in the Estheim estate excluding Vanille and Sazh were on board the airship. They now plan to head to the Palamecia where Vanille and Sazh were being held captive. Players can explore part of the Lindblum right before they head out to save the two but nothing much an be obtained here.
 
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FF 13-2 Monster Paradigm Part 1

We’re now going to start with the FF Philippine Portal’s FF 13-2’s Monster Paradigm. This series will focus on showcasing the playable monsters as well as with their abilities and other important things that we can cover on them as well as where you can get them. Now of course we will be giving the stats and information of the monster you can get and not the ones that you actually fight.

Apkallu

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Role: Commando
Star Grade: 3
HP:
Stats: Strength (100) – Magic (62)
Elemental and Ailment Properties: Weak to Fire and Lightning / Halves the other elements
Feral Link: Abyssal Breath
Location: Academia -500 AF-
Description:
The Akpallu is a Sahagin type enemy that has good physical attack as it is capable of hitting twice or performing area sweeps. It’s speed is also good making it able to dodge physical attacks while rapidly dishing out its own. It’s Feral Link is Abyssal Breath which is a splash damage attack that can inflict Deprotectga or Deshell to the main target as well as having a chance to hit the others near it. The magi stat for the Apkallu is a bit low so its Ruin attacks can be a bit weak.

Albino Lobo

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Role: Ravager
Star Grade: 2
HP:
Stats: Strength (69) – Magic (67)
Elemental and Ailment Properties: None
Feral Link: Shred
Location: Bresha Ruins -005 AF-
Description:
The Albino Lobo is a Ravager but its stats are pretty much well rounded. It can be proficient in physical and magical attacks although it can’t learn higher tier spells. It is pretty good when you would want to use it for a variety of combos as it is proficient and can learn in all fields of elemental attacks. It also lacks area attacks so the Albino Lobo can pretty much focus on single targets. It’s Feral Link Shred is a single target physical attack but can deal multiple damage.

Bunkerbeast

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Role: Sentinel
Star Grade: 2
HP: 1,461
Stats: Strength (65) – Magic (37)
Elemental and Ailment Properties: Halves Ice and Lightning / Resistant to all ailments
Feral Link: Shell Spin
Location: Yashchas Massif -100 AF-
Description:
The Bunkerbeast is an Armadillon type monster. It’s starting HP isn’t as impressive as most Sentinel monsters but the growth is really good reaching up to 10,000 when raised well. The Bunkerbeast has good resistance to statuses like Deprotectga and Deshellga which is ideal for making it a good tank as it’s defensive properties go down that fast. It’s Feral Link Shell Spin is a physical area attack that also Provokes the enemies to attack it. It doesn’t have Mediguard so you have to heal it when it needs to but the stats are so good later on that healing it will be a back thing for you to do.

We’ll continue with the FF 13-2’s Monster Paradigm next time as presented by the FF Philippine Portal.

Locale Spotlight 104: Bodhum And Palumpolum

Let’s continue with the FF Philippine Portal’s Final Fantasy Locale Spotlight. This time we’re starting to take a look at the different Locales of Final Fantasy XIII. FF 13 has very little Locales plus the game is straightforward and linear so backtracking to these Locales can be impossible but that doesn’t stop us from taking a look at the different Locales of FF 13. One other thing to remember is that unlike most previous Locales, FF 13 ones don’t have shops as the shops can be accessed through the save point.
 
Bodhum (FF 13)
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None
Notable NPCs:
Gadot, Lebreau, Maqui and Yuj
Description:
Bodhum is one of the prominent areas where people lived in the world of Cocoon. Bodhum is set in a beach type setting and is a good get away vacation for the people of Cocoon. The residents of Bodum include Lightning, Serah, Snow and the members of NORA. The city of Bodhum pretty much occurs in flash back scenes. The Locale itself is not accessible by the players through the events of the game other than flash back scenes. The events of the Thirteen Days occur primarily in the city of Bodhum. This was of course with the discovery of the Fal’Cie Anima who had turned Serah into a l’Cie. This Locale also included different points in the plot where the characters of the game had certain important plots here especially during the fireworks display.
 
Palumpolum (FF 13)
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2000 Gil, Aqua Ring, Axis Blade, Bestial Claw x15, Black Belt, Brawler’s Wristband, Deceptisol, Ethersol, Fiber-optic Cable x3, Fortisol, Gae Bolg, Guardian Armlet, Holy Water x7, Incentive Chip x2, Insulated Cabling x4, Librascope, Paladin, Phoenix Down, Shaman Mark, Thrust Bearing x3, Tungsten Bangle and Vidofnir
Notable NPCs:
None
Description:
Palumpolum is a port city located in Cocoon. It is a large modernized to a semi-futuristic looking one. Palumpolum is also to be considered as the central of commerce in Cocoon. This meant that a lot of income is generated by the city and that’s not only because of their ports. Palumpolum has a plethora of business districts and other firms. This is also where Hope resides along with his deceases mother and currently alive father. In the events of the game, Lightning and Hope arrive in Palumpolum as a brigade from the Sanctum led by Rosch to capture them. Snow and Fang arrives to help Lightning and Hope. They decide to split into two teams leading up to Hope’s house where this is also the last section of the Locale in the game.
 
We’ll continue with more of the FF Philippine Portal’s Final Fantasy Locale Spotlight next time.