Izumo is a small island continent that lies in the northern part of the Eastern Sea. Within the island of Izumo is a city of the same name. It is one of several locations in Golden Sun: The Lost Age that become available once Felix's party sets sail on Piers' boat, and so it does not have to be visited at a predetermined point in the game.
Izumo the Island
Geographically, Izumo is the Weyard equivalent of Japan. The only coastline is on the western side of the island. A mountain range down the middle of the island separates the city of Izumo to the west from Gaia Rock (known to the locals as Mt. Mikage) to the east.
|Monster Name||LVL||HP||ATK||DEF||AGI||EXP||Coins||Weakness||Drop||Drop Rate|
|Alec Goblin||22||147||190||48||91||126||146||Smoke Bomb||1/32|
|Death Cap||22||117||159||19||90||48||56||Sleep Bomb||1/32|
|Dire Wolf||22||155||186||44||101||118||114||Weasel's Claw||1/32|
|Ghost Mage||22||161||168||43||86||80||110||Bramble Seed||1/16|
|Numb Ant||22||101||172||57||91||111||111||Bramble Seed||1/32|
Izumo the City
The city of Izumo is located by the island's coastline. Izumo is similar to ancient Japan in architecture and customs. Its houses consist of wooden huts with thatched roofs. Izumo is governed by Lady Uzume.
There are two major things to do after clearing Gaia Rock. The first is to give the Dancing Idol to Lady Uzume; in exchange, she will give Felix Coal, a Mars Djinni. The second is the Izumo Catacombs. In order to enter the catacombs, Felix must use Move on the leftmost pillar in the ring of pillars to the right of Lady Uzume's house (later in the game Isaac and Garet can accomplish this instead), and then Sheba (or Ivan) must use Reveal to unveil the ladder in the center of the ring. Although the catacombs are available upon first arriving in Izumo, they are unavailable for exploration until Felix gains the Sand Psynergy in Gaia Rock. The Phantasmal Mail can be found here, as well as the Summon Ulysses. However, the room containing Ulysses remains unreachable until Piers learns Parch in Aqua Rock
The town's inn is located just north of the entrance and costs 15 coins per Adept.
|Shops of Izumo|
|War Mace||Mace||6200||Attack +84|
|Shamshir||Long Sword||10000||Attack +99, Unleashes Acid Bath|
|Ninja Blade||Light Blade||8800||Attack +94, Unleashes Cyclone Smash|
|Silver Vest||Clothing||3200||Defense +28|
|Platinum Circlet||Circlet||4200||Defense +29|
|War Gloves||Gloves||4000||Defense +32, Attack +10|
|Herb||Consumable Item||10||Restores 50 HP to one Adept|
|Nut||Consumable Item||200||Restores 200 HP to one Adept|
|Antidote||Consumable Item||20||Cures Poison and Venom from one Adept|
|Elixir||Consumable Item||30||Removes Stun, Sleep, and Delusion from one Adept|
|Sacred Feather||Consumable Item||70||Temporarily lowers monster encounter rate|
|Psy Crystal||Consumable Item||1500||Restores all PP to one Adept|
- Festival Coat: Found in the lower right building in a box behind the old man.
- Antidote: Found by using Cyclone on the weeds in the lower right corner of the city.
- Antidote: Also found by using Cyclone on the weeds in the lower right corner of the city.
- Smoke Bomb: Found in the white jar in the center right building.
- Elixir: Found in the rightmost jar outside Lady Uzume's house.
- Lucky Medal: Found by using Cyclone on the weeds south of Lady Uzume's house.
- Water of Life: Found in a jar north of Lady Uzume's house. To get to it, you need to go behind the Inn and hop onto the rock, then go around the border until you find the jar.
- Coal - After clearing Gaia Rock give the Dancing Idol to Lady Uzume; in exchange, she will give Felix Coal, a Mars Djinni.
Sometime before the party arrives at Izumo, the Serpent residing in Gaia Rock awakened (possibly a result of the Psynergy Stones scattered during Mt. Aleph's eruption, as are many of the obstacles encountered throughout the games). At the time, the people of Izumo were having a festival, which the Serpent promptly ruined. At some point Lady Uzume ordered barrels of Dragonsbane (which has an effect on the Serpent similar to catnip on cats) to be transported to the Serpent's lair deep within Gaia Rock. Supposedly, the Serpent demanded a female sacrifice each year, and so a lottery was formed to determine who the sacrifice would be. Kushinada, a close friend of Lady Uzume and her brother Susa, was chosen as the first sacrifice.
Enraged, Susa travelled to Gaia Rock on his own in an attempt to destroy the Serpent before Kushinada could be sacrificed. Lady Uzume predicted that a great hero would come to slay the Serpent by the next full moon.
After the Serpent is destroyed, the townspeople are in much better spirits, and are even preparing another festival. A cutscene can be triggered by entering Lady Uzume's house, during which Kraden attempts to explain Psynergy to Uzume and Kushinada, and it is revealed that both they and Susa possess some level of Psynergy (most likely of the Venus element, which is later confirmed after defeating Gaia Rock). Also, Susa tries to deny having defeated the Serpent, but Felix and Co. point out that Susa greatly weakened the Serpent with the Dragonsbane (Sake in the Japanese version) and delivered the final blow with the Cloud Brand, making him an essential part of the Serpent's defeat.
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
At some point during the thirty year time skip between Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, the city of Izumo was destroyed when a massive tidal wave hit the island of Nihan. Fortunately, Lady Uzume had foreseen what would happen and ordered everyone to evacuate to the southern part of Nihan, where they would eventually build a new city, Yamata City. Unfortunately, Lady Uzume died shortly afterwards, with Susa and Kushinada becoming the rulers of Yamata City.
- After Gaia Rock, the mind read dialogue for the old man by the western drum in Lady Uzume's house has a typo: "sometimesi" instead of "sometimes".
|Towns and villages in Golden Sun|
|Vale • Vault • Bilibin • Kolima • Imil • Xian • Altin • Kalay • Tolbi • Lunpa • Suhalla • Lalivero|
|Towns and villages in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Daila • Madra • Alhafra • Garoh • Mikasalla • Naribwe • Kibombo • Yallam • Apojii Islands • Izumo • Champa • Lemuria • Shaman Village • Contigo • Loho • Prox|
|Towns and villages in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Lookout Cabin • Patcher's Place • Carver's Camp • Harapa • Passaj • Kaocho • Ayuthay • Te Rya Village • Belinsk • Border Town • Port Rago • Saha Town • Kolima • Harun Village • Yamata City • Tonfon • Champa Camp • Champa|