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Ayuthay in the overworld of Dark Dawn

Ayuthay (アヤタユ Ayathay) is a city first seen in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn that is situated in the Ei-Jei region of southern Angara, located west of Champa. Home to Amiti, Ayuthay is closely aligned with Mercury. The city hosts the Alchemy Well, and has been praised for its elaborate stonework, leading surrounding settlements to envy their stunning towers, walls, and courtyards. Along with the nearby city of Passaj, Ayuthay is a target in the war being waged by Wo, king of Kaocho.


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Ayuthay's underground portion, expansive and well-furnished enough to sustain a kingdom hiding from the surface

Ayuthay is home to some of the descendants of the Exathi race, a culture of skilled craftsman who allied with the Jenei, ancestors to the Adepts. The Exathi of Ayuthay were noted stonecrafters, not only building Ayuthay itself, but also the Ouroboros labyrinth to the north and nearby Barai Temple. After the sealing of Alchemy, the town's Alchemy Well went inactive, resulting in the area becoming a desert. Ten years after the Golden Sun event, Ayuthay's Alchemy Well was reactivated by a mysterious Mercury Adept. The reactivation resulted in a constant supply of water, allowing the town to experience a time of prosperity.

Ayuthay, at the time the player first visits, is under siege from the army of the neighboring kingdom of Kaocho, ruled by King Wo. The army has already overrun the visible portion of the city, but stalls in their siege when the Ayuthay citizens take refuge in a secret underground portion of the city. Matthew's group, seeking information about entering the Ouroboros, gains permission to explore the ruins from two Kaochan generals. They eventually find the underground city's secret entrance, and gain access to the city via a Tree Flute given by allies in Passaj.

It is here that they meet Amiti, the prince of Ayuthay, nephew to the city's ruler, Paithos. It is revealed that Amiti had believed himself to be born from his mother's divine powers, and that those same powers were what restarted the Alchemy Well. He soon learns the real story from Paithos: Amiti was actually fathered by a powerful Mercury Adept, and that his mother actually had no Psynergy abilities at all. Paithos also informed the group of the means to enter the Ouroboros: the Insight Glass, an ancient Ayuthayan treasure. Seeking the Insight Glass and to completely restore the Alchemy Well, Amiti travels with Matthew's group, and eventually decides to stay with them on their journey across Angara. As the group leaves, they are confronted by the Kaochan generals and are forced into battle. With the Adepts proving victorious, Ayuthay imprisons the two generals. The footsoldiers of Kaocho's army have been so poorly led that they do not notice their leaders' disappearances, causing the army to lie around aimlessly. Meanwhile, the Adepts travel to the Ouroboros. Thanks to their efforts, the entire Ei-Jei region is revitalized due to the cooperation of Ayuthay's Alchemy Well, and Passaj's Alchemy Forge.

During the Grave Eclipse, Ayuthay is largely unharmed, thanks to their underground city in the Alchemy Well. However, King Paithos himself falls ill, and is not expected to recover. Meanwhile, the occupying army is decimated, due to their lack of protection. Ayuthay's status following the Eclipse's end is unknown, though Amiti does choose to return to the city.


Ayuthay is a monarchy, currently ruled by King Paithos. The country is known to be closely allied with Passaj, with whom the Ayuthay people have a shared ancestry. While the country was stated to be on good terms with Kaocho in the past, the two countries have been at war for some time. The citizens would hide underground, while Kaocho's army wandered listlessly outside. The Grave Eclipse results in the decimation of the invading army, leaving Ayuthay free. However, Paithos would become terminally ill from the effects of the Eclipse, leaving Amiti as his most likely successor.


Bestiary of Ayuthay (Surface, Pre-Grave Eclipse)
Monster Name LVL HP ATK DEF AGI EXP Coins Weakness Drop Drop Rate
Harpy 11 113 110 28 52 103 59 Star jupiter.gif Elixir DD.png Elixir 1/8
Pixie 10 48 74 15 54 79 53 Star jupiter.gif Sleep Bomb DD.png Sleep Bomb 1/16
Ku-Tsung (boss) 14 831 208 49 76 854 672 Star venus.gif Star mercury.gif Star mars.gif Star jupiter.gif Rice Ration DD.png Rice Ration 1/1
Ku-Embra (boss) 14 898 207 50 70 793 90 Star venus.gif Star mercury.gif Star mars.gif Star jupiter.gif Plump Dumpling DD.png Plump Dumpling 1/1
Bestiary of Ayuthay (Surface, Post-Grave Eclipse)
Monster Name LVL HP ATK DEF AGI EXP Coins Weakness Drop Drop Rate
Bone Gnawer 35 458 409 138 86 1,985 146 Star mars.gif Weasels Claw DD.png Weasel's Claw 1/16
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Ayuthay's inn is located in the northwest corner of the underground plaza and costs 8 coins per party member.

Weapon Shop
Name Class Cost Effect
Broad sword.gif Broad Sword Long Sword 1000 Attack +40, Unleashes Critical Strike and Berserk Rush
Broad axe.gif Broad Axe Axe 1400 Attack +50, Unleashes Critical Strike and Rolling Attack
Battle rapier.gif Battle Rapier Light Blade 2900 Attack +58, Unleashes Critical Strike and Berserk Rush
Battle mace.gif Battle Mace Mace 2600 Attack +56, Unleashes Power Charge and Critical Strike
Armor Shop
Name Class Cost Effect
Leather Armor DD.gif Leather Armor Armor 240 Defense +12
Adepts Clothes DD.gif Adept's Clothes Clothing 850 Defense +18, Max PP +8
Bronze Shield DD.gif Bronze Shield Shield 500 Defense +14
Ledas Bracelet DD.gif Leda's Bracelet (Dark Dawn) Bracelet 900 Defense +17
Bronze Helm DD.gif Bronze Helm Helm 600 Defense +14
Silver Circlet DD.gif Silver Circlet Circlet 1300 Defense +16
Safety Boots DD.gif Safety Boots Boot 700 Defense +12, Agility *0.7
Item Shop
Name Class Cost Effect
Herb DD.png Herb Consumable Item 10 Restores 50 HP to one Adept
Antidote DD.png Antidote Consumable Item 20 Cures Poison and Venom from one Adept
Elixir DD.png Elixir Consumable Item 30 Removes Stun, Sleep, and Delusion from one Adept
Sacred Feather DD.png Sacred Feather Consumable Item 70 Temporarily lowers monster encounter rate
Potion DD.png Potion Consumable Item 1000 Restores all HP to one Adept
Water of Life DD.png Water of Life Consumable Item 3000 Revives one downed Adept



Apple DD.png Apple: Found by climbing to the top of the tree in the middle of Barai Pond
Heirloom Ring DD.gif Heirloom Ring: Available only during the Grave Eclipse. Found by using Move on Paithos' throne, which reveals a hidden treasure room, that contains the Ring.

Cultural References[edit]

Ayuthay is a reference to the kingdom of Ayutthaya, a southeast Asian kingdom that stood for over four centuries. Located in present-day Thailand (then Siam), the kingdom once held territories in Myanmar, China, Laos, Vietnam, and the Malay peninsula. In 1765, Burmese forces swept into the kingdom, quickly overtaking the outlying villages. By 1767, the capital had been razed, destroying nearly all Ayutthayan art, literature, and historical records.

Towns and Villages
Golden Sun
Golden Sun: The Lost Age
DailaMadraAlhafraGarohMikasallaNaribweKibomboYallamApojii IslandsIzumoChampaLemuriaShaman VillageContigoLohoProx
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Lookout CabinPatcher's PlaceCarver's CampHarapaPassajKaochoAyuthayTe Rya VillageBelinskBorder TownPort RagoSaha TownKolima VillageHarun VillageYamata CityTonfonChampa Camp (and Champa)