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Genmel
ジンメル Jinmeru (Genmel)
Arena1
Region
Central Wyndia
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Genmel, also commonly referred to as the Arena, is a location in Breath of Fire III. It was the site of the annual Contest of Champions. In truth, the site is used as a clandestine betting ring hosted by Balio and Sunder on behalf of the Crime Organization, which is eventually cancelled following Ryu's victory over the criminal brothers.

Role in Breath of Fire III[]

When you first arrive in Genmel, the criminal brothers Balio and Sunder tie both Ryu and Nina up and leave them under the watch of a bartender named Fahl. After they leave, Ryu decides to try to chew through the ropes and is successful. After he frees Nina, the two make an easy escape from the bar since Fahl has had too much to drink.

During the party's second visit, Balio and Sunder again tie up the party, and this time march them to their office inside the Arena. While debating what to do with them, the brothers mention the Contest of Champions. Nina tells Balio and Sunder that they want to enter the contest, because the winner can have anything they want, which, in the party's case, is freedom. At first the horse duo were opposed to the idea, but then realizes that they can make money by being the only people to bet on them. They agree to let the party fight in the contest, and to even let them walk around on their own and leave the Arena to level up if they need to. However, they demand that the party leave either Peco or Momo behind as a hostage (Peco is generally left as hostage). In addition, they have their men blocking the roads so the party can't escape again.

After defeating Team Patrio and Team Emitai in the Hall of Fire and Null Magic Hall, respectively, Ryu faces Garr in the final round in The Hall of Kings. Ryu is defeated, but Garr, decides to claim Ryu and the party as his "prize" much to the shock of Balio. When Balio tries to refuse, Garr threatens him, stating if he can't have Ryu, then he'll claim Balio's life instead, forcing the horseman to comply with his request. After Garr helps Ryu and co free the hostage, he sets the party free, but tells Ryu about his heritage as a Brood (who learned earlier that Ryu is a dragon from Balio), suggesting that Ryu meets him at Angel Tower and leaves (his reasons are revealed later). This allows Ryu and the party to finally escape from Genmel, thus ending its part in the story.

Later in the game, if revisited during the adolescent chapters, it is revealed that Genmel no longer hosts The Contest of Champions, largely a result of the deaths of Balio, Sunder and the subsequent downfall of the Crime Organization, thus leaving the town virtually deserted, save for a few people such as Fahl. The arena is also closed off by a large barricade, leaving the town with no purpose.

Treasures[]

  • 80z
  • Flier
  • Coin (Contest of Champions Room of Fire)
  • Bandana (Contest of Champions)
  • 40z (Contest of Champions)

Shops[]

Genmel[]

If you have a flier, which can be obtained from a fish merchant who is handing them out behind a wall in the southwest corner, then the price will be the price indicated in the parentheses

Genmel Item Shop Genmel Weapon Shop
Item Price Weapon Price
Healing Herb
10z (7z)
Broad Sword
600z (420z)
Vitamin
50z (35z)
Scramasax
1200z (840z)
Antidote
12z (8z)
Mace
400z (280z)
Eye Drops
20z (14z)
Magician Rod
780z (546z)
Panacea
100z (70z)
Rippers
600z (420z)
Ammonia
200z (140z)
Ranger Garb
520z (364z)
Dynamite
200z (140z)
Cuirass
620z (434z)
Weather Vane
200z (140z)
Breastplate
1000z (200z)
Taser
200z (140z)
Gauntlet
400z (280z)
Bronze Shield
610z (427z)
Glass Domino
450z (315z)

Contest of Champions[]

Tournament Hall Item Shop Tournament Hall Weapon Shop Tournament Hall Armor Shop
item Price Item Price Item Price
Vitamin
50z
Scramasax
1200z
Breastplate
1000z
MultiVitamin
300z
Moon Sword
2000z
Scale Mail
1450z
Antidote
12z
Claymore
2500z
Buckler
1100z
Eye Drops
20z
Knight's Helm
720z
Panacea
100z
Ammonia
200z
Fire Cracker
500z
Icicle
500z
Napalm
800z

Bosses[]

Notable Residents[]

Gallery[]

Characters
Ryu · Nina · Rei · Teepo · Momo · Garr · Peco
Masters
Bais · Bunyan · D'Lonzo · Deis · Durandal · Emitai · Fahl · Giotto · Hachio · Hondara · Ladon · Lang · Lee · Meryleep · Mygas · Wynn · Yggdrasil
Other characters
Balio · Beyd · Cadis · Ecarl · Elkhair · Fa'ah · Gaist · Gary · Gatz · Gaw · Griol · Honey · Horis · Iggy · Jono · Kimiko · King of Wyndia · Kukuys · Loki · Mason · Mayfly · McNeil · Mikba · Miyuki · Mogu · Mutant · Myria · Palet · Repsol · Shadis · Shayd · Sinkar · Sudama · Sunder · Ylikov · Zig
Bosses
Gary · Mogu · Nue · Amalgam · Mutant · Claw · Cawer · Patrio · Emitai · Golem · Garr · Stallion · Gazer · Dolphin · Gisshan · Scylla · Charyb · Dragon Zombie · Mikba · Huge Slug · Shroom · Gaist · Angler · Ammonite · Elder · Manmo · Chimera · Arwan · Dragon Lord · Myria
Locations
Yraall Region · McNeil Village · Cedar Woods · Farm · McNeil Manor · Mt. Glaus · Yraall Road
Central Wyndia · Wyndia · Eygnock Road · Maekyss Gorge · Mt. Myrneg · Genmel · Mt. Boumore
Eastern Wyndia · Tower · Coffee Shop · Plant · Dump · Eastern Checkpoint
Rhapala Region · Rhapala · Wharf · Lighthouse · Parch · Cliff · Mt. Zublo
Urkan Region · Urkan Tapa · Angel Tower · Junk Town · Dock · Steel Beach
Dauna Hills · Dauna Mine · Syn City · Ogre Road · Dauna Checkpoint · Mt. Levett
Lost Shore · Kombinat · Colony · Steel Grave · Dragnier · Factory
Desert · Oasis · Desert of Death · Container Yard · Caer Xhan · Station Myria
Tribes
Creeping Clan · Demons · Dragon Clan · Endless · Faeries · Grassrunners · Guardians · Highlanders · Humans · Iron Ogre Clan · Manillo · Maoren · Mutated Plants · Shell Clan · Woren
Archive
Abilities · Accessories · Armors · Dragon Genes · Enemies · Helmets · Items · Shields · Weapons
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