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Land of Departure

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Kana/Kanji 旅立ちの地
Romaji Tabidachi no Chi
French Contrée du Départ
Spanish Tierra de Partida
Italian Terra di Partenza
Games Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Allies Terra, Aqua, Ventus
Gallery for Land of Departure
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep tracks
Field theme - The Promised Beginning
Land of Departure
Battle theme - Future Masters
The Departed
Other Worlds
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Dive to the HeartDestiny IslandsTimeless River/Disney Town/Disney CastleTraverse TownWonderlandOlympus ColiseumDeep JungleAgrabahMonstroAtlanticaHalloween TownNeverlandRadiant Garden/Hollow Bastion100 Acre WoodEnd of the WorldKingdom HeartsRealm of Darkness
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Land of Departure/Castle OblivionTwilight Town
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Mysterious TowerThe Land of DragonsBeast's CastlePort RoyalPride LandsSpace ParanoidsThe World That Never WasKeyblade Graveyard
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts coded
Datascape
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Dwarf WoodlandsEnchanted DominionCastle of DreamsDeep SpaceMirage Arena
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
La Cité des ClochesThe GridPrankster's ParadiseCountry of the MusketeersSymphony of Sorcery
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ
Daybreak Town
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom of CoronaToy BoxArendelleMonstropolis

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The Land of Departure is a world in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. It is the original "hub" world of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, similar to Traverse Town in Kingdom Hearts, Twilight Town in Kingdom Hearts II, The World That Never Was in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and Disney Castle in Kingdom Hearts coded.

SettingEdit

The Land of Departure is one of few special worlds in the Kingdom Hearts universe that is located between the Realm of Light and the Realm of Darkness.[1] The Land of Departure has physical qualities of several major worlds from the Kingdom Hearts series.

The Land of Departure is shown in artwork to be set high in grassy mountains, surrounded by flowing water. The building itself decreases in width as it reaches the ground, tall spires protruding from the roof. Two lengths of golden chain connect the castle to twin peaks. Similarly to Twilight Town, there is one major building in this world's render; the main building also bears a resemblance to Twilight Town's clock tower. Like Radiant Garden, this world also has a circular area in the middle of it, with a large building overhead.

The Land of Departure is also one of a select few worlds in the series that features areas that eventually cannot be accessed during later portions of the game. After Master Eraqus is killed and Master Xehanort plunges the world into darkness, the world cannot be fully revisited. Because of this, the four treasure chests needed to complete the journal must be obtained before this chapter in the story, or else they will be left unopened when that part of the world becomes unreachable. This was later changed in the North American version; the Mountain Path ,which contains most of the chests in the world, was made available.

StoryEdit

Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

Not only is the Land of Departure the place where Keyblade apprentices take their Master Qualification Exam to qualify for their Mark of Mastery, but it is also where friends Terra, Ventus, and Aqua first make note of the Paopu Fruit's legacy. Knowing they would be split up during a great adventure, Aqua distributes tokens to her fellow Keyblade apprentices, stating that through them they will always be together. However, only Aqua and Terra take their exam here, as Ventus will not be ready.

During Terra's scenario, he defeats Master Eraqus for trying to kill Ventus. While Eraqus is speaking with Terra, he is slain by Master Xehanort. Xehanort then blasts an orb of darkness into the sky, similar to the one that destroyed the Destiny Islands in Kingdom Hearts, causing the Land of Departure to become shrouded in darkness and because of this, most of the castle is destroyed.

After Ventus loses his heart and falls into a comatose state, Aqua returns to the destroyed castle with Ventus, carrying him on her back. She places Ventus in the middle throne and, using Eraqus's Keyblade, activates the device which transforms the Land of Departure into Castle Oblivion.[1] She then leaves Ventus in a chamber, known now as the Chamber of Waking, which strongly mirrors a chamber in Hollow Bastion, the Chamber of Repose.

CharactersEdit

BBS icon Name Journal Entry
Terra KHBBS
Terra (テラ Tera?)
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A young man in training to become a Keyblade Master. He and his fellow pupils Aqua and Ventus share a healthy rivalry and strong bond of friendship.

Though he is aware of the darkness in his heart, Terra refuses to accept it--and Master Xehanort's suggestions that it might be controlled have only deepened his quandary.

Ventus KHBBS
Ventus (ヴェントゥス Ventusu?)
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One of Master Eraqus's pupils. He usually goes by "Ven" for short. He, Terra and Aqua train together, sharing both a healthy rivalry and a strong bond of friendship.

Haunted by the masked boy's warnings about Terra, Ven defied Master Eraqus, ran away from home, and set off for the outside world to find his friend.

Since Ventus is younger, Terra and Aqua tend to be very protective of him.

Aqua KHBBS
Aqua (アクア Akua?)
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The only one of Master Eraqus's pupils to have been recognized as a true Keyblade Master. A healthy rivalry and close friendship bind her and her training mates Terra and Ven together.

Her orders: to bring the Unversed situation under control, and to keep an eye on Terra.

She is very concerned about Terra, as well as Ventus, who ran away from home to find him.

Master Eraqus KHBBS
Master Eraqus (マスター・エラクゥス Masutā Erakwusu?)
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One of the true Keyblade Masters and also Terra, Aqua, and Ventus's teacher. He has a strong aversion to darkness, and believes it the duty of every Keyblade Master to rid the world of it.

Though strict on the outside, he is not unkind, and loves his pupils like his own children.

Cloak
Unknown (謎の男 Nazo no Otoko?)
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A mysterious figure whose origins, identity, and purpose are unclear.

EnemiesEdit

SomebodiesEdit

MechanismsEdit

UnknownEdit

TreasureEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Ultimania "[Land of Departure] It is a special place between the realms of darkness and light, and has been protected for generations so that it is not used for evil. A device was set in place just in case of such an event, and after Master Eraqus was killed and Aqua closed the Keyhole of the world, it put this device in action. It turned it into a castle which would draw anyone who goes there into oblivion."
Characters
Party Members
Terra - Ventus - Aqua - Lingering Will
Mickey Mouse - Zack - Experiment 626 - Prince Phillip - Hercules - Peter Pan
D-Links
Terra - Ventus - Aqua - Vanitas - Maleficent - Cinderella - Snow White - Experiment 626 - Mickey Mouse - Donald Duck - Goofy - Zack - Peter Pan - Pete
Main Villains
Master Xehanort - Vanitas - Braig - Terra-Xehanort - Maleficent - Lady Tremaine - Anastasia - Drizella - Lucifer - The Queen - Magic Mirror - Gantu - Experiment 221 - Hades - Ice Colossus - Captain Hook - Captain Dark
Non-playable characters
Aeleus - Ansem the Wise - Aurora - Brooms - Captain Justice - Chip and Dale - Cinderella - Crocodile - Daisy Duck - Dilan - Donald Duck - Dr. Jumba - Even - Fairy Godmother - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - Grand Councilwoman - Grand Duke - Horace Horsecollar - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Ienzo - Isa - Jaq - Kairi - Kairi's Grandma - Lea - Lost Boys - Maleficent's goons - Master Eraqus - Merlin - Minnie Mouse - Moogle - Philoctetes - Pluto - The Prince - Prince Charming - Rabbit - Riku - Scrooge McDuck - Seven Dwarfs - Smee - Snow White - Sora - Tigger - Tinker Bell - Unknown - Vanitas Remnant - Winnie the Pooh - Yen Sid
Locations
Worlds
Land of Departure - Enchanted Dominion - Castle of Dreams - Dwarf Woodlands - Destiny Islands - Radiant Garden - Olympus Coliseum - Disney Town - Deep Space - Mirage Arena - Neverland - Mysterious Tower - Keyblade Graveyard - Castle Oblivion
Places
Dive to the Heart - 100 Acre Wood - Kingdom Hearts - Chamber of Waking
Terms
Keyblade - Keyblade Inheritance Ceremony - Keyblade Armor - Keyblade Glider - Keyblade Master - Keyblade War - Mark of Mastery - Million Dreams Award - Princesses of Heart - Blank Points - Unversed
Gameplay Terms
Deck Command - D-Link - Command Style - Shotlock - Arena Mode - Command Board
Music
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack - Simple and Clean
Archives
Artwork - Bosses - Enemies
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Dive to the Heart | Destiny Islands | Disney Town/Disney Castle | Traverse Town | Wonderland | Olympus Coliseum | Deep Jungle | Agrabah | Monstro | Atlantica | Halloween Town | Neverland | Radiant Garden/Hollow Bastion | 100 Acre Wood | End of the World | Kingdom Hearts | Realm of Darkness
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Land of Departure/Castle Oblivion | Twilight Town
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Mysterious Tower | The Land of Dragons | Beast's Castle | Underworld | Timeless River | Port Royal | Christmas Town | Pride Lands | Space Paranoids | The World That Never Was | Keyblade Graveyard
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Enchanted Dominion | Dwarf Woodlands | Castle of Dreams | Deep Space | Mirage Arena
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts coded
Datascape
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
La Cité des Cloches | The Grid | Prankster's Paradise | Country of the Musketeers | Symphony of Sorcery
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ [chi]
Daybreak Town
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom of Corona | Arendelle | Monstropolis | Toy Box