The Prima Vista Airship.

Final Fantasy IX: Prima Vista Airship

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Prima Vista Airship
Enemies: Masked Man
Items: Potion
Gil: 37G

After a brief opening scene, you’ll be in control of Zidane, a tailed human, in the Cargo Room of the Theater Ship. You’ll be prompted to light the candle in the middle of the room. However, before you light the candle, check the upper portion of the room for a Potion and 37 Gil.

You can also read about the M.S. Prima Vista, Theater Ship’s details by examining the notice in the top-right corner of the room with the candle.

After exploring the surroundings, light the candle in the middle of the room.

Zidane lighting the candle in the middle of the room.

Once you’ve lit the candle, you’ll be able to rename the main character. This guide refers to him as “Zidane,” his default name.

Naming Zidane.

Three members of the Tantalus Theater Troupe will enter the room, followed by a mysterious masked man. Thus begins your first battle.

Boss: Masked Man

Level: 1
HP: 188
MP: 223
Gil: 805


  • Potion
  • Wrist
  • Mage Masher


The Masked Man is a simple boss fight. First, be sure to steal all three items from the Masked Man. Your entire party is made up of thieves, so steal each round until you’ve obtained all of the items. Don’t worry about Masked Man’s attacks, and don’t bother healing–even if one of your members falls.

Once you’ve stolen the items, just keep attacking and you’ll end the fight in no time.

The Masked Man will reveal himself as Baku, the leader of the Tantalus group. Enter the next room to go over the upcoming kidnapping mission. During the dialogue, you’ll be presented with two choices. If you choose That’s when I kidnap Queen Brahne, right? 64 times in a row, a special scene with Ruby will take place.

Zidane answering Baku's question wrong. Ruby entering the room with secret dialog.

Select That’s when I kidnap Princess Garnet, right? to receive confirmation from Baku. Afterward, the screen will slowly fade and you’ll be ready to explore Alexandria.