Daea is a location in Phoenotopia and its remake Phoenotopia Awakening. It is the capital city of Castland and is located in the central part of the country. The city is a rather large area featuring many shops and NPCs. Gale visits Daea with Thomas during Chapter III of the game. She obtains the Javelin here, and she is also able to unlock the Mystery Bento as a consumable item by delivering Translucent Meat to the Daea chef.

Events of Phoenotopia

Gale and Thomas visit the city of Daea after Billy advises them to seek an audience with the king. However, when the group tries to enter the palace, the guards block them off, saying the palace is shut and no audiences with the king are possible. Defeated, the group decide to stay at an inn and try again the next day. However, some soldiers break into the inn in the night and capture Thomas.

Gale discovers the next day that Thomas is missing and goes to the dungeon of Daea to inquire. The guard working there says he can't do anything to help and tells her to try talking to the king. However, Gale is once again denied access to the palace. A girl, seeing her anxiety, decides to help Gale by suggesting that she seek out a woman named Ruby, who works in the sewers which lead to the dungeons. After asking around, Gale eventually finds Ruby in the sewers. Ruby lets Gale in, and she makes her way to the dungeon, where she takes on some brainwashed soldiers and frees many innocent people who were arrested for ridiculous reasons or for no reason at all.

In the last cell, Gale is ambushed by a horde of soldiers accompanied by a strange wolf-like alien. After defeating the mob, Gale finds Thomas and several other soldiers who were arrested, including an elite soldier named Sir Max whose job was to protect the royal family but was subdued by invaders. Through Max's and Billy's collective stories, Gale learns that Daea has been invaded by a legion of intergalactic bounty hunters called Kobolds, who have turned the Prince Tower into their base of operations and are holding Prince Leo hostage there. Sir Max gives Gale his throwing javelin to help her reclaim the tower, and she goes through a secret passage to infiltrate the tower.

Table of Rooms

Name Characters Doors Things of game relevance
City Entrance Greeter Girl 4 Zophiel Statue
Guard's headquarters Soldier

Female Soldier

Sleeping soldier

2 None
Headquarters storage room None 1 Treasure chest
City Female Soldier

Kid Afraid of Heights



Greeter lad

Pranking soldiers

Appreciation Flowers girls

Golem Hunter fans

Adult fan's wife

Golem Hunter toymaker

Worried soldier

A soldier's wife

A soldier's brother

Prince's suitor and her friend

New golems (2)

Soldier who watches the new golems

Excited kid

17 Entrances to Inn, Shop, Library and Blacksmith's Workshop;

Worried soldier gives you a Panselo Radish if you talk to him twice

Appreciation Flower stand

First Residencial Area Tailor


Parrot's owner

3 Piggybank

Tailor trades High Quality silk

Blacksmith's Workshop Costumer



1 Leather Armor, Chainmail and Iron Hammer are sold here.

Space Rocks can be given to the apprentice so that the blacksmith can create the Morning Star

Library Librarian





1 Sushi Bento can be found

Historian answers questions about Castland's history

Bar Bartender

Iedas ambassadors

Dumped lad

Upset waitress

Drunk soldier

4 Ventilation shaft connects to the middle residential area
Intermediate Room None 2 Heart Ruby
Small Room None 2 Connects the bar with the secret ceiling passage
Secret Ceiling Passage None 2 Moonstone

Treasure Chest

Middle Residential Area Ruby

Orange-haired lad

Blue-haired lad

2 Moonstone

Ruby works at the sewers. The player will have to seek her eventually and talk to the orange-haired lad, who will tell the player that Ruby went to buy lunch.

Inn/ Shop Grandmother

Happy waiter


Gossiping soldiers

Souvenirs merchant

Golem Hunter fan kid

Lunchs customer

Lunchs merchant

6 Sold Golem Hunter Series II and red and blue Golem Action Figures.

Sold Daea Sandwich, Tempura Bento, Sushi Bento and (eventually) Mistery Bento.

Can rest here.

After talking to the lad in the middle residential area about Ruby, the lunchs merchant will tell you that she may be in the sewers already

Lower Dormitory Moneyless man and his son 1 None
Middle Dormitory None 1 Gale sleeps here if bought a room for resting and once during the story course (when Thomas is kidnapped)
Upper Dormitory Maid 2 The maid talks about Thomas being kidnapped right after it happened and suggests going to the jail.
Shop Kitchen Cook lass

Cook lad

2 Translucent Meat can be given to the cook lass for her to make the Mistery Bento.
Jail Main Entrance Soldiers (2) 2 After Thomas is kidnapped, the guard in charge tells you to ask for an audience with the king.

Door that leads to the jail cells opens from the inside.

Palace Entrance Woman


Entrance guards

1 Thomas goes to look for an audience here.

The kid tells you about ruby after you talk to the guard in the jail.

Sewer Entrance None 2 Entrance opens after talking to the lunchs merchant about Ruby.
Sewers Ruby (right after the sewer entrance is opened) 2 2 Moonstones
Jail Sewer Entrance None 2 None
Jail Sewer Hall 1 Slimes (2) 3 Door to the cells can be opened from the inside.
Jail Sewer Hall 2 Slimes (5)

Owl Bats (2)

2 Shaft to the door to the cells
Jail Main Room Archer guards (2)

Lancer guard

10 None
Jail Bathroom Dogs (2) 1 None
Jail Saving Spot None 1 Zophiel Statue


Jail D Entrance Lancer guard 2 Jail Key D
Jail D Hall Dog

Archer guard

5 None
Jail D Cells Prisoners (4) 4 The prisoner in D1 tells you about the breach in cell C4.

Stale Bread in D2

Jail C Entrance Lancer guard


2 Jail Key C.

4 synchronization buttons that help to get Jail Key C.


  • The female soldier in the guardhouse tells Gale about a secret admirer of hers that sent her a love letter. Next to the Appreciation Flowers stand, the player can find the true authors of this letter: two other soldier women, possibly friends of the first one, who are planning to write another one as a prank.
  • In the first residential building, a woman mistakes her ordinary Perro for an exotic parrot and talks about her pet as if it was a high-standard animal that only eats high quality food. This dialogue and the previous one are often mistaken as side-quests by players.
  • The side quest of unlocking the Mystery Bento is hinted at by some NPCs in Misty Gorge, who explain how Translucent Meat, although poisonous on its own, can be quite the delicacy when properly cooked and prepared.
  • The bartender asks Gale "Are you here for your pa? It's not nice to make a little one worry," suggesting that Gale may not be officially an adult yet. If the player talks to her again, she will ask "Fancy a glass of milk?"
  • In the bar, there are two characters sitting on a table, one of whom mentions the name of another country: Iedas, from which they are ambassadors. According to the woman that says this to Gale, it is located to the east of Castland. This area may or may not appear in Phoenotopia Awakening and/or Phoenotopia 2.