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Port Royal
(ポートロイヤル)

Port Royal KHII

Port Royal Logo KHII

Kana/Kanji ポートロイヤル
Romaji Pōto Roiyaru
French Port Royal
German Port Royal
Spanish Port Royal
Games Kingdom Hearts II

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Port Royal is a world that appears in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. Based on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. It is a dark world, with only specific areas touched by the moon's light in the original film. It is one of three worlds to be based on a live-action movie and is the second-most recent feature overall. The first boss of Port Royal is Captain Barbossa and the Illuminator, while the second boss is the Grim Reaper.

It follows Disney Castle in availability. The original battle level in Port Royal is 20, while later on it rises to 34.

Setting

Port Royal is divided into four main areas, only one of which is actually the town of Port Royal. Sora and the gang land on the Rampart of the town's fort, which holds several defensive cannons. In addition, one can look inside the fort to see a prison area. There are two sets of stairs, the left one leading down to the Harbor. This is where Sora first encounters the undead pirates. From here, the bridge leads into the main Town area. A road from here leads back to the fort.

The second main area is the two ships, The Interceptor and The Black Pearl. These ships are where you can sail to the other main areas, although they can both be attacked by pirates. If you are losing, you can retreat inside, where the pirates won't follow. These areas, the Interceptor's Ship's Hold and the Black Pearl's Captain's Stateroom also hold save points.

Another important area for the first storyline is the Isla de Muerta, "an island that cannot be found, except by those who already know where it is". Sora's ship lands on the Rock Face, an outcropping that leads to the inner caves. From the Cave Mouth, Sora accesses the Powder Store, where pirates wait in ambush behind explosive gunpowder crates. Sora will need to detonate these crates to create paths for the precious moonlight.

Next is the Moonlight Nook, a small area that serves as a perfect battleground due to the abundance of moonlight, allowing for damage to be dealt to the pirates. The last area of Isla de Muerta is the Treasure Heap, a cave where the pirates store all they have gained within the years of their curse. In the center of the Treasure Heap, is the stone chest containing the 882 cursed gold coins. This area serves as the final dueling grounds with Barbossa.

Only in the second story line can Sora access the fourth main area, the Ship Graveyard. Currents carry the wrecks of any ship sunk in the area around Isla de Muerta to Ship Graveyard, and when Luxord sinks the Interceptor it too is carried here. Sora begins in the Interceptor's Hold, one of the few remaining pieces of the ship. From here, Sora can go to Seadrift Row, a long corridor consisting of the remains of destroyed ships. The last place is Seadrift Keep, a shipwreck that bears a resemblance to a makeshift fort.

All throughout Port Royal, the chests can be hard to find because of the dark landscape. In one of the "rooms" in the Ship Graveyard, an anchor can be attacked, making it swing across the room and damage anything in its way.

Story

Kingdom Hearts II

First visit

Sora, Donald, and Goofy arrive at Port Royal and notice something different about this world, being that the world and its citizens are based on a live action film, instead of cartoons. They find Pete talking to Captain Barbossa, and they fight his pirates. After being unsuccessful, they are hinted by Pete that the pirates are vulnerable to the group's magic and moonlight.

After defeating the pirates, Sora and Company meet Will Turner. He tells them that the Governor's daughter Elizabeth Swann was kidnapped by Barbossa. After watching them sail away, they meet Jack Sparrow who agrees to join them to rescue Elizabeth. He only agrees so he can hear Will's name and get back his ship, the Black Pearl.

Upon reaching Isla de Muerta, Jack and Will go ahead to get Elizabeth while Sora, Donald, and Goofy stay behind. After a while Will appears with Elizabeth (but not Jack), fearing for her life, as she gave her name as 'Elizabeth Turner'. This means she would have the blood of Boot Strap Bill Turner, the one needed to lift the curse. She then tells how she took a cursed medallion from Will as a child so he would not be prosecuted as a pirate. Will reveals he had to attack Jack so he and Elizabeth could escape.

Barbossa and his pirates catch up and attack the Interceptor. Barbossa captures Elizabeth and Will threatens to kill himself and tells Barbossa that it is his blood he needs. Barbossa leaves Sora, Jack, Donald, Goofy, and Elizabeth on the ship (that's rigged to blow up and covered in Heartless) while he takes Will with him and his pirates to free themselves of the curse.

Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jack clear the bombs and catch up to Barbossa. They end up fighting his pirate minions, while Jack is busy fighting Barbossa himself. Jack is distracted by Sora's yelling and is stabbed by Barbossa but doesn't die, because he had recently stolen a medallion and become cursed. Barbossa calls for Pete's help, who summons his special heartless, the Illuminator, which has the power to cause all light to go out.

They defeat the Illuminator and Barbossa (which you receive a Drive Bar boost from),and Pete runs off again. Jack finally defeats Barbossa by shooting him. Barbossa knows he can't die because he is with the living dead, but Jack throws Will a medallion with his blood on it. Will, who has a medallion with his blood on it also, drops the two medallions in the chest, which causes the curse to be lifted and Barbossa to be mortal. Barbossa then dies from the gunshot wound.

Afterward everyone heads back to the Black pearl and Jack's compass glows. Sora uses it to unlock another path to two worlds to explore, Agrabah, and Halloween Town. Sora receives Follow the Wind from completing the first trip of Port Royal.

Second visit

Interceptor Remains

The remains of the "Interceptor".

On the second visit, Sora, Donald, Goofy and Jack discover that the medallion issue is not over. The pirates are back, still under the curses' influence. Elizabeth tells them that Will went to investigate Isla de Muerta and has not returned. Jack says he will not do anything unless he is rewarded for his efforts, which Elizabeth agrees to. While sailing they find the Interceptor with Will aboard passed out.

He recovers enough to tell them that a man in a black coat and white creatures stole the chest. Then Luxord, an Organization XIII member, invades the ship and uses the Grim Reaper Heartless to attack the crew. They defeat it, but Luxord takes four Cursed Medallions and gives them to four Gambler Nobodies. The Grim Reaper Heartless reappears and blows Sora, Donald, Goofy and Jack onto the Interceptor. Luxord then fires at Interceptor with the Black Pearl's cannons.

When Sora wakes up, he finds that Jack has been cursed and is now undead. After defeating a Gambler Nobody they receive a cursed medallion. They travel around Port Royal and find three more Gambler Nobodies hidden around the Ship Graveyard and Isla de Muerta and steal the medallion each one holds. Once this is done, the trio plus Jack return to Port Royal and return the medallions, but Jack is still cursed. Goofy says that Jack was cursed by the Heartless, not because of the medallions.

To battle the Grim Reaper, you have to collect all 882 medallions and return them to the chest before being able to injure the Grim Reaper. After the battle, Luxord commends Sora on his defeat and takes the heart from the Grim Reaper Heartless. Jack is freed from the curse and knows of a way so the medallions will not be able to be used for evil again.

Sora, Donald, Goofy, Jack, Will, and Elizabeth go out to sea to dump the chest. Jack then asks for his reward from Elizabeth and requests for Sora's Keyblade. Jack is unable to keep the Keyblade (as it returns to Sora), but Goofy says he might be able to someday, because Jack and Sora are a lot alike. Jack vows that one day he will form a bloodthirsty crew and steal the Keyblade. Sora receives the Magnet element to upgrade it to Magnera, which is a requirement for a side quest in Atlantica.

Characters

KH2 icon Name Journal Entry
JackSparrow
Jack Sparrow (ジャック・スパロウ Jakku Suparou?)
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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

A pirate who sails the high seas. He sure is a colorful character, and one who really values his freedom. He says he's a captain, but he doesn't seem to have a crew.

Jack was arrested in Port Royal and thrown in jail, but Will Turner helped him escape during a pirate attack. Jack seems to know something special about Will's name. Wonder what it could be?

Elizabeth Swann
Elizabeth Swann (エリザベス・スワン Erizabesu Suwan?)
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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Daughter of Port Royal's governor. To protect Will, she kept his pirate medallion hidden from her father and his men. A bit romantic about pirate life, she likes to steal a glance at the medallion every now and then.

Will is a bit shy and formal around Elizabeth because of her father's position. She kind of wishes he wouldn't be.

Will Turner
Will Turner (ウィル・ターナー Wiru Tānā?)
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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

A very talented swordsmith. As a boy, Will was rescued at sea after pirates burned his ship and left him to drown. About the same time he was rescued, the pirate medallion his father had given him disappeared.

Young Elizabeth Swann was aboard the ship that rescued Will, and they've been friends ever since. As Elizabeth's father is governor of Port Royal, Will is a bit shy and rather formal around her.

Captain Barbossa
Barbossa (バルボッサ Barubossa?)
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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Captain of the Black Pearl and leader of the undead pirates.

The medallions' curse keeps Captain Barbossa and his men in a kind of limbo between life and death. Their true form is revealed in the moonlight, and it's a terrifying sight to see.

These days, Captain Barbossa has joined up with Pete in a search for... something.

Undead Pirate A KHII
Undead Pirate A (アンデッドの海賊 A Andeddono Kaizoku A?)
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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

A pirate cursed by the Aztec treasure. By moonlight, his appearance is terrifying.

Undead Pirate B KHII
Undead Pirate B (アンデッドの海賊 B Andeddono Kaizoku B?)
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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

A pirate cursed by the Aztec treasure. By moonlight, he becomes a skeleton and is vulnerable to magic attacks.

Undead Pirate C KHII
Undead Pirate C (アンデッドの海賊 C Andeddono Kaizoku C?)
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Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

A pirate cursed by the Aztec treasure. He and Captain Barbossa are searching for something that will break the curse.

Enemies

Heartless

Nobodies

Somebodies

Shop

In Port Royal, a Moogle named Morlock has set up shop. It is found in the Interceptor's Hold and after the Interceptor is blown up, the shop relocates to the Rampart.

The shops sells:

Treasures

Type Items found Locations Notes
Regular Ether x 4 Port Royal - Rampart, Town, Isla de Muerta - Cave Nook, Moonlight Nook
High Drive Recovery Ship Graveyard - Seadrift Row Only accessible during the second visit.
Mega-Potion Isla de Muerta - Moonlight Nook
Power-Ups AP Boost x 4 Port Royal - Town, Isla de Muerta - Powder Store x 2, Ship Graveyard - Seadrift Keep Ship Graveyard only accessible during the second visit.
Synthesis Mythril Shard Port Royal - Town, Isla De Muerta - Cave Nook, Moonlight Nook
Mythril Gem Port Royal - Town
Mythril Stone Port Royal - Rampart
Mythril Crystal Ship's Graveyard - Seadrift Row Only accessible during the second visit.
Orichalcum Ship's Graveyard - Seadrift Keep Only accessible during the second visit.
Maps Naval Map Port Royal - Rampart
Recipes King Recipe Ship Graveyard - Seadrift Row Only accessible during the second visit.
Special Feather Charm Ship Graveyard - Interceptor's Hold Only accessible during the second visit.
Meteor Staff Ship Graveyard - Seadrift Keep Only accessible during the second visit.

Puzzle Pieces

Puzzle Pieces Found Locations Notes
Heart
#5
Isla de Muerta: Powder Store Found in the cave behind the crates of gun powder.
#7
Rampart At the opposite end of the Rampart from the save point.
Two Sides
#4
Isla de Muerta: Powder Store Hidden behind one of the crates of gun powder.
#11
Town Near the first set of exploding crates of gunpowder upon entry.
EDGE
#7
Town Above exploding gunpowder crates. Need LV2 High Jump.
Dawn
#33
Ship Graveyard: Jetsam Keep In the wreckage that has a hole through it.
#36
Black Pearl: Captain's Stateroom
#39
Black Pearl Need LV2 Aerial Dodge to reach it.
#45
Black Pearl On the stern.
Twilight
#5
Ship Graveyard: Interceptor's Hold
#33
Ship Graveyard: Jetsam Keep Attack anchor to get behind it.
#39
Ship Graveyard: Seadrift Row In the broken crow's nest.
#42
Harbor Need LV3 Aerial Dodge and LV2 Glide.

Edits

In the American and European version of Kingdom Hearts II some cutscenes have been edited, such as that Will is not aiming a gun to his head when he is threatening to commit suicide and Barbossa's sword is never seen in Jack's chest. The medallion that Barbossa first uses to attempt to break the curse is only shown coated in blood in the respective scene, and is afterward untainted (in the original, the blood remains throughout the escapade).

Also, Barbossa's monologue with Elizabeth on the Black Pearl is edited to omit the mention of lust and women (however, the replacement, which talks of "Pleasurable Company" is actually the line as it appears in the original film). All of these changes carry over into the Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix build of the game.

Gameplay wise, undead pirates do not catch fire, however, the Grim Reaper Heartless still does. The Rifle Pirates' muskets have been changed to crossbows, even though they still retain the original sound effect of a rifle shot.

Strangely, the scene where Barbossa takes a drink from his wine bottle is kept in both versions, but this is the reason why the American version of the game is rated E+10 for alcohol use.

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