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Border Town seen from the world map.

Border Town (ボルダー, Border) is a town seen in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. The town is named for its unique location, directly on the border of the two countries of Morgal and Bilibin. Because of its location, the town is essentially divided into two halves. During Dark Dawn, the border is closed due to conflict between the countries. However, if a player uses a Dream Leaf in the inn, the gates will open, leading to the Haures Summon.

This town is essentially two towns: one in Bilibin and one in Morgal. As the nations involved become more hostile, the town is increasingly divided.

Story[edit]

At one point, Border Town was a prosperous trading town. Following the events of the Morgal Revolution, Bilibin's leaders attempted to invade the newly independent country. To protect Morgal, King Volechek ordered that the Border Crossing the blocked off. This had several effects on the town: trading came to a standstill and at least one Morgal citizen, the son of the Innkeepers, was trapped on the Bilibin side of the town. By the time Matthew's party arrives, the citizens of the town have fallen into despair.

Matthew's group had come to Border Town in an attempt to head off Kraden, as they believed he was traveling to Belinsk from Bilibin. However, they learn about the border's closing and realize that they won't be able to meet with Kraden anytime soon. While exploring their options, the group is approached by Pirates under the command of Briggs. The pirates have a letter for Kraden, which they give to Matthew to read, as it concerns them as well. The letter asks that the Adepts assist Briggs in rescuing his son, Eoleo, who has been captured by Morgal forces.

The Adepts, especially Amiti, initially refuse, as Eoleo is a notorious pirate. They soon realize that they have no other options but to help Briggs at that point, though Amiti is still resistant. Rief points out that the Sanan royal, Hou Ju, is also imprisoned, and by helping Eoleo they may be able to free her. Amiti is willing to agree to help an innocent girl, and so the group leaves Border Town to meet Briggs in Port Rago. On the way out, they meet with a musician from Belinsk's minstrel band. After speaking to Matthew, the musician agrees to travel back to Belinsk so that the band will be able to play Arangoa Prelude, which will allow the Adepts to contact Sveta.

West Border Town, accessible in this form only through cheats. The player can enter a Dream World version of the town by using a Dream Leaf at the Inn.

Border Town's Dream World[edit]

Dream Leaves have become particularly popular in Border Town, as they allow the citizens to dream of better days. If Matthew stays at the inn with a Dream Leaf in his inventory, he will enter a Dream World where the Morgal-Bilibin border is open. In the Dream World, Border Town is described by its citizens as a cultural crossroads between east and west, where humans and beastmen live in peace. Matthew will be able to cross the border into the Bilibin side of Border Town, allowing him to access a cave where the Haures summon may be found. If the player does not activate the event prior to the Grave Eclipse, the summon will be permanently lost.

Vendors[edit]

Border Town's inn is located immediately ahead if entering from the Morgal side and costs 14 coins per party member.

General Store
Name Class Cost Effect
Broad axe.gif Broad Axe Axe 1400 Attack +50, Unleashes Critical Strike and Rolling Attack
Battle mace.gif Battle Mace Mace 2600 Attack +56, Unleashes Power Charge and Critical Strike
Gauntlets DD.gif Gauntlets Gloves 1600 Defense +23
Mail Cap DD.gif Mail Cap Hat 2000 Defense +23
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
Artifacts
Knights Greave DD.gif Knight's Greave Boot 2700 Defense +16, Max HP +5
Mist Potion DD.png Mist Potion Consumable Item 9000 Restores 300 HP to all Adepts
Water of Life DD.png Water of Life Consumable Item 3000 Revives one downed Adept

Collectibles[edit]

DjinnDDIconSirocco.gif Sirocco: found in a small cabin on the Morgal side of town. Can only be reached by climbing down from the roof.
Haures Icon GSDD.jpg Haures: found in a small cave on the Bilibin side of town. Can only be accessed after using a Dream Leaf at Border Town's Inn.

Towns and Villages
Golden Sun
ValeVaultBilibinKolimaImilXianAltinKalayTolbiLunpaSuhallaLalivero
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)
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