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Belinsk's overworld location in Dark Dawn.

Belinsk (首都ベルフネ, Capital Verkhne) is a city introduced in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. It is located at the centre of the country Morgal, in northeast Angara, and is its capital city. It is a very large and heavily fortified city that is noteworthy for being populated almost solely by Beastmen. It is built on a waterfront, which give the city its own port and simultaneously acts as a moat for Belinsk's Castle. The city itself is walled and is build around a central plaza, where Vande's band plays. A unique feature thus far in the Golden Sun series is the Opera House located in the city's northwest. Behind the castle is a "museum", though it remains locked for the majority of the game. Underneath the city is a vast set of ancient ruins.


Kyle.gif Spoiler warning: The following section(s) contain plot details that some people may not wish to learn before reaching this point in the game on their own.
Belinsk' main town square.

Prior to being visited in Dark Dawn, Morgal was ruled by Sana, and beastmen were oppressed. However, a revolution was staged by Volechek, whose father had ruled prior to Morgal being conquered, which ended in a battle where the previous Sanan monarch, Lord Kuan, was killed, earning Morgal's secession from Sana. Though no specific force drove them together, the Beastmen gathered in Belinsk, and became the city's populace, while Volechek became their leader. However, Volechek was uneasy about his situation, with the previously hostile Sana to the east of Belinsk, and the increasingly militaristic Bilibin to the west, he felt that the security of the fledgling country Morgal was at stake if he could not acquire a more definitive source of power for himself. This is when the Tuaparang entered, promising him the power he needed to secure peace for his people. They coerced him into holding Hou Ju and Eoleo captive, the former prompting Ryu Kou and Hou Zan to attempt to infiltrate Morgal and rescue her, the latter prompting Briggs to launch a head-on assault in his sailing ship. Brigg's attack would end with a crushing defeat as his boat was nearly sunk by Belinsk's defences, leading him to desperately seek out Matthew's group as a last resort. Ryu Kou and Hou Zan, however, attempted to sneak into the ruins below Belinsk and enter the castle that way. To this end, they take the Magma Orb from the Mountain Roc before heading into the ruins, with Matthew's group, who opened the ruins via the Arangoa Prelude close behind.

However, they quickly realize that the ruins are leading them to a single point, the control room of the sealed Alchemy Dynamo, something Laurel had urged Matthew's group to not activate. Ryu Kou, not caring about this, and seeking only to save his sister, activates the Dynamo. This powers up the Eclipse Tower and starts the Grave Eclipse. It is then that Volechek realizes that he was duped, as the monsters spawned in the shadow of the eclipse quickly start to ravage his town. Matthew's group reunited with Kraden and rescues both captives, before fleeing to the port (though a cut scene can be triggered in the Opera House in order to obtain Crystallux), where Briggs' ship lay waiting, giving them a means of escape. Briggs himself, however, is mortally wounded by monsters and doesn't survive the departure.

In the game's epilogue, Belinsk is showered by the light of the Apollo Lens and the human-born Beastmen turn blond and gain new-found powers, including the so-called power of "light". Sveta, who is revealed to be Volechek's sister, becomes queen of Belinsk in her brother's stead (as he had died firing the Apollo Lens), and is last seen seeing off Matthew's party.


Bestiary of Belinsk (Grave Eclipse)
Monster Name LVL HP ATK DEF AGI EXP Coins Weakness Drop Drop Rate
Dark Scuttler 29 316 310 130 140 1096 147 Star venus.gif Star mercury.gif Star mars.gif Star jupiter.gif Weasels Claw DD.png Weasel's Claw 1/16
Gloom Skorpna (3) (boss) 29 347 316 127 140 1483 147 Star venus.gif Star mercury.gif Star mars.gif Star jupiter.gif Crystal Powder DD.png Crystal Powder 1/16

Enemy Formations

  • Group 1: Dark Scuttler x1-4
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Belinsk's inn is located along the southeast edge of the main plaza and costs 14 coins per party member.

Weapon Shop
Name Class Cost Effect
ClaymoreDD.gif Claymore Long Sword 4000 Attack +70, Unleashes Critical Strike and Spin Strike
Great axe.gif Great Axe Axe 5200 Attack +80, Unleashes Power Charge, Critical Strike, and Berserk Rush
Master rapier.gif Master Rapier Light Blade 6800 Attack +86, Unleashes Critical Strike, Spin Strike, and Double Attack
War mace.gif War Mace Mace 6200 Attack +84, Unleashes Critical Strike, Rolling Attack, and Berserk Rush
Composite bow.gif Composite Bow Bow 1600 Attack +65, Unleashes Double Shot and Arrow Shower
Armor Shop
Name Class Cost Effect
Armored Shell DD.gif Armored Shell Armor 3600 Defense +30
Jerkin DD.gif Jerkin Robe 2400 Defense +26
Knights Shield DD.gif Knight's Shield Shield 3000 Defense +28
Heavy Armlet DD.gif Heavy Armlet Bracelet 2000 Defense +25
Steel Helm DD.gif Steel Helm Helm 3100 Defense +27
Platinum Circlet DD.gif Platinum Circlet Circlet 4200 Defense +29
Item Shop
Name Class Cost Effect
Herb DD.png Herb Consumable Item 10 Restores 50 HP to one Adept
Nut DD.png Nut Consumable Item 200 Restores 200 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
Psy Crystal DD.png Psy Crystal Consumable Item 1500 Restores all PP to one Adept
Water of Life DD.png Water of Life Consumable Item 3000 Revives one downed Adept


Aerial view of Belinsk Castle.

DjinnDDIconTorrent.gif Torrent: can be found it the port, obtainable by using Move and Cold Snap to form ledges to jump to the Djinn.
DjinnDDIconSpout.gif Spout: can be found in the building with the healer. Go downstairs and Move bookcases to find a door below the stairwell that leads to Spout.
DjinnDDIconPincer.gif Pincer: can only be found after playing the Arangoa Prelude, go to the house below the Djinn, talk to the person in bed to get them to get up and fetch tea. This will create a puddle. Douse the fire, Cold Snap the puddle, then climb up the bookcase and jump over to reach the Djinn.
Assassin blade.gif Assassin Blade: found downstairs in the building with the healer, climb atop and move the bookcases to reach.
Storm Gear DD.gif Storm Gear: located in the city's west, go through the Belinsk Ruins to obtain.
Power Bread DD.png Power Bread: after completing the Belinsk Ruins, a raft can be moved via Whirlwind, granting access to this chest.
Beast knuckles.gif Beast Knuckles: found atop Belinsk Castle, and can be obtained during the start of the Grave Eclipse. Ring the bell to distract the guard and head onto the roof to obtain.
Crystal Powder DD.png Crystal Powder: in a barrel by the docks.
Coin DD.png 11 Coins: Downstairs in the jar, in the Inn.
Sun Saga 4 DD.png Sun Saga 4: In Belinsk's lirary, in the top-right hand corner shelf.
Sacred Feather DD.png Sacred Feather x 2: Bookcase directly under the bookcase holding the Sun Saga 4. The second one is found in the bookcase of the old beastman couple's home.
Muni Robe DD.gif Muni Robe: Found in the wardrobe of the old beastman couple.
Herb DD.png Herb: Found within the north barrel of the healer's house, upstairs.
Dried Lizard DD.png Dried Lizard: Found on the second tombstone of the graveyard.
Nut DD.png Nut: Found by the docks in the wooden box.
Khiren Water DD.png Khiren Water: Close to the left exit of the docks, there are bozes with a barrel below them, containing some Khiren Water.

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