Port Rago

From Golden Sun Universe
Port Rago lies on the east coast of modern-day Morgal.

Port Rago (ウラジオ, Urajio) is a town visited in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. This port town located along the east coast of Morgal is where Matthew's party first meets Briggs, who asks the young Adepts to help him save his son, Eoleo. Like the rest of Morgal, players cannot return to Port Rago once the Grave Eclipse begins.


Port Rago is well-known for their shipyards, and the town boasts the best shipbuilders in the country, descendants of the ancient Exathi craftsmen of Angara. It is said that only ships made in Port Rago can survive the treacherous Otka Sea. Piers apparently travels here often, and is greatly respected by the citizens for his skills as a sailor. Port Rago is known to trade extensively with the city of Yamata, which is located across the Otka Sea. However, trade is interrupted due to the Grave Eclipse.

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.


Port Rago is where the descendants of Exathi craftsmen apply their unparalleled talents at shipbuilding.

Following his disastrous attack on Belinsk, Briggs secretly brings his ship here for repairs. While Briggs's ship is being repaired, the entrance to the shipyard is closed, forcing Matthew's party to sneak in though Port Rago's extensive canals to meet Briggs.

Briggs asks Matthew to speak with Tret, who may know a way of infiltrating Belinsk's palace. Being a notorious pirate, Briggs cannot go himself. As thanks, he gives Matthew a bottle of Hermes' Water, which had been a gift from Piers. After defeating the Mountain Roc and speaking to Tret, Matthew's party returns to Port Rago to speak with Briggs. Due to the dilapidated condition of Briggs's ship, repairs are taking much longer than expected. Briggs claims that he cannot accompany the Adepts until his ship is repaired, and asks the Adepts to go on without him. However, Briggs promises to sail to Belinsk as soon as the repairs are complete. At some point afterward, it is implied that Piers comes to Port Rago and assists in repairing Briggs ship.

Like many cities in Angara, Port Rago falls under the shadow of the Grave Eclipse. It is never shown how the city is affected, though it is mentioned that trade ships have stopped traveling from Port Rago to Yamata.

Spoilers end here.Those who did not want the plot ruined for them may now continue reading as normal.


Port Rago's inn is located in the northeast-most building and costs 15 coins per party member.

Name Class Cost Effect
Great Axe DD.gif Great Axe Axe 5200 Attack +80, Unleashes Power Charge, Critical Strike, and Berserk Rush
War Mace DD.gif War Mace Mace 6200 Attack +84, Unleashes Critical Strike, Rolling Attack, and Berserk Rush
Armored Shell DD.gif Armored Shell Armor 3600 Defense +30
Silver Vest DD.gif Silver Vest Clothing 3200 Defense +28
Knights Shield DD.gif Knight's Shield Shield 3000 Defense +28
Silver Armlet DD.gif Silver Armlet Bracelet 4000 Defense +30
Platinum Circlet DD.gif Platinum Circlet Circlet 4200 Defense +29
Angelic Ankh DD.gif Angelic Ankh Staff 6400 Attack +83, Unleashes Berserk Rush and Life Leech
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


  • Normally the docks are closed and players must find another way in. However, if players arrive at Port Rago before getting Kraden's Letter at Border Town, Briggs' ship will not be in the docks and players can enter them normally. Some portions will be inaccessible until later, though. Much of the NPC gossip will be different as well. In an apparent oversight, one of the NPCs in the town will recite the same line about hearing the shipwrights working on a very old ship that is currently at the docks, even though the docks are not yet housing an old ship, owned by Briggs or otherwise.
  • By means of the Endless Wall glitch, Port Rago can be revisited after the Grave Eclipse. It is in the state it was in before the Grave Eclipse; the area is as light as it was before, and Briggs' ship is still present and in disrepair, with Briggs asleep in it. By this means, any Djinn and items that might have been missed can be collected, but this is not practical for increasing the power of an endgame party; visiting any town in northern Angara after returning makes it impossible to leave the region by any known means.
  • If Port Rago is reached by the Endless Wall glitch, Bone Gnawers will appear in place of the standard enemies encountered in the canal. This indicates that Port Rago was originally intended to be revisited after the eclipse.

Trivia, Name Origin, and Cultural References

  • The Japanese name, Urajio, is the Japanese name of the eastern Russian port city, Vladivostok.
  • While Vladivostok sits on the Sea of the Japan and not the Sea of Ohotsk, if Japan was further from the mainland so as the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Ohotsk were combined, with Sakhalin in the middle, you'd get something akin to the Otka Sea, with Harun Island representing its namesake Sakhalin and Nihan representing its origin as Japan.
  • Due west of Vladivostok is the Gobi Desert, represented in game with Morgal's Koba Desert.
  • Similarly, not far south of Vladivostok is the border with North Korea. The Great Wall of China ends at the Yellow Sea within North Korea's limits, cutting off China from most of both Koreas, at a location almost a straight line southwest from Vladivostok. The strip of land south of Port Rago but north of the Endless Wall can thus be taken to represent the Korean peninsula.
  • Incidentally, Port Rago's peninsula seems to be present in the original GBA title - a peninsula juts out into the Great East Sea southeast of Kolima Village and a prominent but lone mountain, possibly the future Talon Peak. This would make Port Rago almost due north of the Fuchin Temple.
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