Era: 1020 A.D.
Music: Termina ~ Another World ~, Termina ~ Home World ~, Termina ~ Home World ~ (Variation)
Items (Another World): Brass Rod, Einlanzer, Hero's Blade, Profiteer Purse, Rainbow Shell, Tear of Hate
Items (Home World): Dragoon's Glory, Smith Spirit
Elements (Another World): BigCatch, SlapOfCyrus
Elements (Home World): FlagBearer, GraveDigger, OnARoll
Termina is the crowning city of El Nido, constructed on the northeastern corner of the isle after the settlement of the islands by colonists from mainland Zenan. To villagers in Arni, it was considered an affluent, gleaming city. A stark contrast to the wooden, natural town of Guldove, it was sculpted out of white stone and concrete in a terraced slope approaching the sea. At the base of the sea, where the superstructure met the water, several docks allowed quick access to the sea, while provisions were made above for many types of commercial shops and residential housing. Termina was also constructed to allow a stream descending from mountains to allow intracity travel and add to the stunning scenery of the sea; one could see the shore and visions of sun and sand from nearly anywhere in the establishment. At the head of the tallest echelon, with back to the sea, stood a statue of Lord Viper. Under the leadership and protection of the Acacia Dragoons, the town flourished for one hundred years. In 1020 A.D., it prepared to celebrate its 100th anniversary; during that year, the city was host to Van and Gogh, a miser and painter, Zappa and Zippa, the blacksmith and his wife, John and his friends, a hero in training, Greco and Romana, caretakers of the cemetery, Lisa and her father, Elements salespeople, the Barkeep of the Dragon's Tail Bar, famous for its squid-gut pasta, and many other colorful citizens. The festival was also slated to feature the rocking Magical Dreamers group, with Nikki and Miki at the helm. Once Kid traveled back in time to save Serge and the dimensions split, the history of Termina took a different turn.
In Home World, the Acacia Dragoons were led on a doomed expedition to the Dead Sea by Lynx and perished; this left Termina for the taking. Porre capitalized on their disappearance and invaded El Nido, placing Termina under martial control. The colorful posters and banners that once hung around the city's architecture were replaced by artillery and gun emplacements, and the air of the city become one of militaristic dullness. The disappearance of Karsh in the Dead Sea adversely affected Zappa, who eventually closed up shop by 1020 A.D. Gogh also became a painter instead of a financier, leading his son to explore ways of making money. Serge eventually visited the city to find Norris; while there, he recruited Zappa and Van into his party. Norris eventually loaned them his boat. In Another World, Serge found the city as it made preparations for the Viper Festival. He talked to Guile, Pierre, and later Nikki, eventually selecting one of them to infiltrate Viper Manor with. He also helped a salesman of Viper Churros set the price of his good, and witnessed a Mermaid trapped by an enterprising exploitation artist. Serge met Korcha as well; the boy later saved him after the Viper Manor raid turned sour. Serge then returned in a matter of days after Kid was found to be poisoned; he met Glenn, Zappa, and Greco at this time, and also contended with an Overseer who complained about his docking there.
After Serge's body was switched with Lynx, he found Karsh and Zoah hiding at the Dragon's Tail bar; they related the story of Lynx's doublecrossing Lord Viper, and concocted a plan to rescue Riddel and reunite with the others. Porre had erstwhile conquered the city in the absence of the Dragoons; though it was not converted to represent its depressing counterpart in Home World, the activities of the Viper festival were nonetheless frozen to a halt by the presence of armed soldiers in every part of the city. The citizens did not take kindly to the soldiers, as the Barkeep who shielded the Devas attested. Porre tried and failed to shut down Zappa's smithy as well; Serge later returned with Zappa from Home World so that the two could learn how to forge Rainbow Shell items.
Lisa's Element Shop (Another)
Please note that Cure is removed after the Dead Sea is beaten.
Cure 100G After Water Dragon Isle Tablet 10G HealAll 300G Medicine 15G FirePillar 100G Ointment 15G AquaBall 100G Antidote 15G Bushbasher 100G Brace 15G Upheaval 100G Uplift 50G Capsule 25G ElectroJolt 80G CurePlus 220G Bushwhacker 50G AeroSaucer 80G After the Dead Sea AquaBeam 50G IceLance 80G Nostrum 60G Fireball 50G WhiteOut 40G MagmaBomb 80G BlackOut 15G Heal 100G RecoverAll 380G MagmaBurst 240G IceBlast 240G AeroBlaster 240G
Lisa's Element Shop (Home)
Element Cost Tablet 10G Capsule 25G Medicine 15G Ointment 15G Antidote 15G Brace 15G WhiteOut 40G BlackOut 15G CurePlus 220G HealAll 300G Fireball 50G MagmaBomb 80G FirePillar 100G MagmaBurst 240G AquaBeam 50G IceLance 80G AquaBall 100G IceBlast 240G Bushwhacker 50G AeroSaucer 80G Bushbasher 100G AeroBlaster 240G Uplift 50G ElectroJolt 80G Upheaval 100G ElectroBolt 240G
Materials Trading Post (Another) and Materials Trading Post (Home)
Item Levels Item Color Levels Carapace 32 Carapace Yellow 8 Eyeball 12 Eyeball Black 4 Feather 22 Feather White 10 Fang 28 Fang Red 10 Fur 16 Fur Yellow 8 Humour 10 Humour Blue 3 Leather 18 Leather Green 6 Scale 20 Scale Blue 10 Screw 20 Screw Red 6 Seed 14 Seed Green 6 Bone N/A 10 Copper N/A 15 Iron N/A 20 Mythril N/A 30
Zappa's Smithy (Please note that Iron and Bronze equipment disappear after the Dead Sea, with Stone equipment replacing them.)
The Latin word terminus means "boundary," but Termina probably refers more to its function as a port (like an air terminal).
Van's room has a Japanese money cat in it. Money cats are tied in to Echigoya with legend (Echigoya's Wallet is the Japanese name for the Wallet in Chrono Trigger). Utunnels:
Echigoya had 2 main hobbies: gambling and playing with his cat Tama. Because he indulged himself in gambling, he lost all his fortune. One day, his cat gave his a gold coin and hoped that he could started his business again with that coin. But Echigoya lost the gold coin again in gambling. He asked his cat for another coin, and the cat really found another coin for him. Unfortunately, Echigoya rushed to the gambling house and lost the coin quickly. When he came back depressed, he found his cat being sick. It seemed each time the cat brought him a coin, it became thinner than before. Another day, the cat walked outdoor, and Echigoya followed it. Soon he saw the cat pray: take away some of my hands, take away some of my feet, give me some gold coins.... take away some of my stomach, take away some of my fur, give me some gold coins... each time it prayed, he became smaller and thinner. Before Echigoya could stop it, the cat vanished and left 3 gold coins. Echigoya was shocked by that, he swore he would make good use of the coins which Tama traded its own life for. Finally, he gave up gambling and became a wealthy man...
From: Locations (Chrono Cross)