Nalbina was ravaged in the war between Dalmasca and the Archadian Empire. It was within its walls that Nabradia's Prince Rasler was killed, and later Dalmasca's King Raminas, marking the end of the war and the defeat of Dalmasca. After its fall, the city came under Imperial rule, where its primary use became as a prison from which there was said to be no escape. This continued for two years, while the city itself was simultaneously rebuilt to Archadia's needs. However, with Lord Vayne's defeat, the occupation of Nalbina ended, and free of the Empire, it was restored to its former status.
A mining town located high in the mountains, known for its harsh, cold climate. Narshe was caught in the middle of the war with the Empire two years ago, and many of its citizens fled or were killed in the ensuing battles. Since then, most of the survivors have returned to pick up the pieces, slowly bringing the town back to life.
Built by the Sanctum as a means of entertainment for Cocoon's population, Nautilus, also known as the 'City of Dreams', is a giant amusement park that constantly brings in immense crowds. Its signature event is the Pompa Sancta, a parade showcasing the War of Transgression from Cocoon's viewpoint in a spectacular light show, with Cocoon and Pulse l'Cie depicted as Eidolons. One of the city's most popular features is Nautilus Park, which houses tame chocobos and sheep in an open petting zoo; when Nautilus was within Cocoon, it was one of very few places in the floating world where such animals could be found.
A fairly small, seaside town, Bodhum is popular among vacationers for its relaxed feel and beautiful scenery. Every year, the city puts on a grand fireworks display that draws crowds from around the world; known as wish-granting fireworks, they are popular among everyone from children to adults.
When Cocoon was damaged by Ragnarok, Bodhum and the surrounding area were destroyed; however, it was soon rebuilt on the lowerworld of Pulse, thanks to a considerable combined effort by Cocoon's citizens.
Though it was once a normal, small town, Nibelheim fell into decline after Sephiroth discovered the truth of his birth in the Shinra mansion there and burned it to the ground. Shinra employees were then placed in town, with false stories of their lives for any travelers passing by, but they, too, have since left, leaving Nibelheim abandoned.
A town of pirates, thieves, and cutthroats, and a trading place for all sorts of black market goods. While it is a port town, the docks see no use from everyday travelers - the ships that pull in bring pirate crews and smuggled goods, and those that depart carry more of the same.
Once a thriving city of Gran Pulse, Oerba has since fallen into a state of ruin and abandonment. Remnants of society linger in the buildings that still stand there, though those who would have used them are long since gone, giving the emptiness an almost ghostlike quality. Only Cie'th and monsters wander the village now, attacking any wanderers who enter, seeking to ensure that its human habitation remains a thing of the past.
The fishing village of Onrac is a small place with a tradition of sharing legends. The town's close affinity with water is evidenced by the river-channels that cut through it, adorning the streets with bridges.
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