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The Fairyground (ドートン森 Doton Mori) is a small village in the isolated and small island of Teeheeti, hidden in the forests.

In the PS3 game, it is the home of Drippy and much of the fairies of the world. One of the more prominent features of the Fairyground is The Fairy Godmother, the Mother of All Fairies who weighs in bigger than a mountain top. Unique in the Fairyground is the magic that is something similar to electricity, offering brightly lighted signs and moving props for stalls and businesses. Many of the buildings in the Fairygrounds are food stands, and the Cavity Club, is a stage where fairy comedy is performed.

The NDS version instead explores the resort city, Del Mocal (デル・モカール) at about the same time as one reaches the Fairyground in the PS3 game. Del Mocal has its own casino (as opposed to the PS3's Crypt Casino), and the city has a general festival/entertainment fair theme with relatively darker street lighting compared to other towns. Del Mocal is also host to the Battle Arena, the equivalent of the PS3 version's Solosseum. The fairies are absent in Del Mocal and the rest of the NDS version.

Hootique

Name Price
White Bread 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Sandwich 100g (90g with Cheapjack)
Iced Coffee 200g (180g with Cheapjack)
Strong Coffee 800g (720g with Cheapjack)
Phoenix Feather 500g (450g with Cheapjack)
Poison-Be-Gone 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Blindness-Be-Gone 40g (36g with Cheapjack)
Sleep-Be-Gone 40g (36g with Cheapjack)
Curse-Be-Gone 40g (36g with Cheapjack)
Confusion-Be-Gone 40g (36g with Cheapjack)
Chocolate 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Flan 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Cake 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Sundae 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Pie 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Ice Cream 20g (18g with Cheapjack)
Dumpty Egg 50g (45g with Cheapjack)
Crispy Lettuce 50g (45g with Cheapjack)
Crunchy Carrot 50g (45g with Cheapjack)
Tender Beef 50g (45g with Cheapjack)
Yogurt 50g (45g with Cheapjack)
Fluffy Rice 150g (135g with Cheapjack)

Cawtermaster

Name Price
Roc Feather 780g (702g with Cheapjack)
Gale Spear 1200g (1080g with Cheapjack)
Massive Mallet 1230g (1170g with Cheapjack)
Woodland Claws 900g (810g with Cheapjack)
Whalefish Tusk 1500g (1350g with Cheapjack)
Scale Armor 1100g (990g with Cheapjack)
Gale Robes 1050g (945g with Cheapjack)
Sea Breeze Cloak 420g (378g with Cheapjack)
Iron Shield 700g (630g with Cheapjack)

NDS glitches

Warning! At one point, the player fights a Nightmare, and then the game will prompt the player to save before it shows the player the next cutscene. Do not save, it may freeze your game during the save and corrupt your save file. Saving at other times should be fine. A similar saving glitch happens in the PS3's Tombstone Trail.

When playing with the English translation patch (v 1.0), the game may crash when retrieving casino prizes. Since the save file is compatible with the original Japanese game, it is recommended to switch to that version before exchanging any prize.

NDS version

In the NDS version, Del Mocal's casino looks like a pyramid from the outside, and the town itself looks like a crypt from the outside. However the rest of the town appears to be a

The "outside" of the fairygrounds, as seen from the overworld.

Inside the NDS casino, showing Nazcaän/Astram language.

normal city. Inside the casino, two female workers wear Anubis masks, there are a few golden Egyptian-themed statues, and at the top of the wall on the upper floor there is an overbearing the only other reference to this "Egyptian" theme is the look of the quest shop. The inside of the casino is a completely normal casino except for that the female cashiers wear masks, and the rest of the town has a normal city theme, with everyone wearing "rich" or "old-fashioned" city clothing.

In the NDS game there are no fairies there, and you go there as your first real destination after getting access to the boat. The sign at the entrance says something in The Nazcaän Script (アストラム語 Asutoramu/Astram language), and underneath that, "Welcome Casinotown" in English. The casino inside the town itself (looking like a pyramid on the outside), likewise has a sign in cursive, rainbow English saying "Casino", while underneath is something in Nazcaän/Astram. While there are still food stalls, there isn't an entertainment stage and there are no plays. There is no horror theme, all of the townspeople dress in "rich" or "old-fashioned" city clothing.

NDS Characters

  • "マタタビてんしゅ wandering gambler shopkeeper", a fat cat-lady who runs Hotel Catnip (マタタビリゾート wandering gambler resort).
  • Horace (ミラント Miranto). He gives the quest "あるルーンの成り立ち". The answer is "3".
  • A lady with short brown hair and a white/blue hat, with a light-blue dress, on the right side of the harbor, gives Oliver a recipe. It's either (カスタードプリン custard pudding) or (キャラメルプリン caramel pudding).

NDS Casino games

There are four games in the casino: Slot Machines, Blackjack, Platoon (aka Generals) and a replay of the Cloudsweeper mini game that becomes available after the end of the game.

Beating the game also grants you access to the casino's VIP room. There you can rewatch the animated cutscenes of the game in exchange of special tickets, each unlocking more cutscenes: (ブロンズチケット bronze ticket), (シルバチケット silver ticket), (ゴルドチケット gold ticket), (プラチナチケット platinum ticket).

To get the tickets you need to accomplish certain feats in each game and the cashier will give them to you as you leave the casino. The feats are the following:

  • Slot Machine: get a 777 with the circled (golden) 7s
  • Blackjack: get 3 blackjacks in a row
  • Platoon/Generals: win 5 games in a row
  • Cloudsweeper Battle: get S rank (win in less than 60 seconds, grabbing at least 1800 points and without getting hit)

If you get a ticket before finishing the game the cashier will tell you to hang onto them. "カジノてんいん: 「チケットは大事に保管ください。いつか 必要になる時があるでしょう。」" Casino employee: "Please keep these important tickets safe. They'll become necessary at some point."

There is a final black ticket that you will receive when entering the casino after having finished the post-game dungeon Moya Tower.

NDS slot machine tricks

  • The slot machines aren't random and the speed increasing/decreasing doesn't affect this. If you time it right, hitting the buttons at the same time, they'll always match up in at least one direction no matter what speed the slots are moving at. You'll always be hitting the button at the same distance (time) again and again for the first two, and the third slot is slightly slower/faster than the others so you need to adjust your timing a little bit. It's easier to get the third one right if you slightly distract yourself. You'll always be hearing the same three sounds, the first sound for the first slow coming to a stop is lower, the middle one is higher, and the third sound is the same as the very first one.
  • When running the slot machine, occasionally three little present boxes will appear. You have about a 1/3rd chance of them appearing after you get a ⑦ (7 with a circle around it, the special 7) on the screen. The better your luck has been a few spins before the present boxes appear, the more likely you are to get "bad" (purple) boxes.
  • Special items stack. So for example, if you get a 2x slow item and a 1x slow item, use them both before you spin and you'll have 3x slow (3x slow is very easy to match things in a row with).

NDS Casino Prizes

There are different level of prizes, with only C class available at first. To unlock the next levels you will need to play any of the games, unlocking more prizes every certain number of plays.

  • C class: (ブライトソード bright sword 3.000 medals), (ゴージャスなふくgorgeous clothes 2.400), (きぼうのいし deceitful intent? 2.700), (クローバーブレス clover bracelet 900)
  • B class: (セレブマント celebrity mantle/cloak 4.600), (カイザークロウ kaiser claw? 4.400), (ごうかなよろい hell-fire armour 4.600), (スカラベナイフ scarab knife 5.000),
  • A class: (オーガアックス ogre axe 9.600), (ひきカエル 10.000), (マインドイーター mind eater 10.800), (かがみのたて 10.000),
  • S class: (まどうしのほうい wizard's robe 144.000), (きさきのひやく queen's secret medicine 150.000), (ぶしんのてかがみ god of military's mirror? 45.000), (シャインエッジ shine-edge 126.000),

Trivia

  • In the NDS game, the sign on the hotel says in cursive English with florescent lights, "Hotel Catnip"... but the Japanese on top of the screen on the map declares it "マタタビリゾート wandering gambler resort". The lady who manages the hotel is likewise called "マタタビてんしゅ wandering gambler shopkeeper", and she is a cat-person.
  • In the PS3 game, proprietors of establishments like Cat's Cradle and Swift Solutions are fairies dressed up as the normal owners. Many of the food vendors in the Fairyground are based off yatai (屋台), Japanese street food stalls.
  • According to the PS3 game, though the Fairyground has been around for centuries, it apparently didn't exist when Horace/Miranto was alive.

Music

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Ni no Kuni OST - The Fairygrounds

The fairygrounds

Ni_no_Kuni_OST_-_The_Fairy_Godmother

Ni no Kuni OST - The Fairy Godmother

The track inside the Fairy Godmother

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