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Garuda

Garuda, the floating sky continent, is the area on which most of the game Rodea the Sky Soldier takes place. It is made of a large number of islands of various sizes floating in the sky. Unlike the Naga Empire, Garuda is unpolluted, possessing fertile land and a clear blue sky.

Garuda's specialty are Gravitons.

GeographyEdit

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Map of Garuda, from the Wii version of the game

Garuda consists of four major unnamed regions, a grassland, a ruinous desert, a rocky volcano area, and a frozen-over ice world. The Wii U version of the game also contains 9 unlockable ticket islands which seem to be in the grassland area.

Garuda hovers over the also unnamed planet below, and revolves around it. Every 1000 years, it passes over Naga, and the four Chronos Towers surround it.

Grasslands areaEdit

Stage1

This area is bustling with nature. Most of the ground is covered with grass. It also contains many ruins and a few settlements. Landmarks include the Mendous Tree, the airship dock and a large city.

The Grasslands area is visited in Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Desert areaEdit

Stage2

This area is mostly covered with sand, with some patches of grass, palm trees and cacti. It also contains many ruins, including an ancient arena.

The Desert area is visited in Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Volcano areaEdit

Stage3

While some parts of this area look similar to the Grasslands area, it also contains volcanic caves and rivers of flowing lava. Landmarks include a tall volcanic island called Mt. Ebon. Supposedly, Ion's hidden village is also located in the Volcano area.

The Volcano area is visited in Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14.

Snowbank areaEdit

Stage4

This area is covered in snow and ice; most of the vegetation consist of conifers. There are some ruins, but not as much as in the other areas.

The Snowbank area is visited in Chapters 16, 17, 18 and 19.

History (Spoilers!)Edit

Because it floats, Garuda is usually unreachable from the ground. Once every 1000 years, it passes over the Naga Empire, which makes it accessible from Naga via the Chronos Towers.

Emperor Geardo of Naga once launched an invasion of Garuda, sending his machine soldiers to attack. It is said that many battles were fought in the desert. The invasion was thwarted thanks to Princess Cecilia's intervention, and Garuda eventually floated out of Naga's reach before the invasion was complete.

Because of the invasion attempt, Garuda's inhabitants became fearful of machines.

1000 years later, a hologram of Geardo appeared and announced a new invasion, sending machine soldiers to attack Garuda again. Rodea stopped the invasion by disabling the Chronos Towers.

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