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Part of the city of Tonfon. This location is on the northwestern quadrant of the town, near the palace.

Tonfon (首都トンファン, Capital Tonfan) is a town in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. It serves as the capital of the country of Sana, and is one of the few towns in Angara not affected by the Grave Eclipse.

Basic Description[edit]

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Tonfon, like Kaocho, is based on ancient China, but Tonfon resembles a port town like Shanghai more than a traditional Chinese town. Story-wise, it is a fairly important location, not only being the last town before the Endless Wall and the Apollo Lens, but also the source of several important endgame items. Also nearby is Lonely Island Ruins, home to a piece of the Umbra Gear. Following a successful completion of the main storyline, the player will be transported to Tonfon, to a time period just before the player has completed the final dungeon.

Story[edit]

Kyle.gif Spoiler warning: The following section(s) contain plot details that some people may not wish to learn before reaching this point in the game on their own.

Tonfon is the seat of power of the country of Sana, a country founded by Emperor Ko sometime after the Golden Sun event. The city served as Ko's headquarters during his attempt to expand Sana by military force. When a civil war broke out upon Ko's death, Sana, would gain a new, more peaceful ruler in Emperor Unan. However, the opposing faction, led by King Wo, would leave Tonfon to found Kaocho.

Besides Unan, Tonfon was the hometown of Unan's brother, Lord Kuan, his wife Lady Hinechou and their two children Ryu Kou and Hou Ju. The family had left Tonfon before the civil war to be the governing family of Sana's colony of Morgal. However, during the civil war, the native Beastmen of Morgal waged a successful revolution to become an independent country. Kuan would be killed, while his children were forced to flee for their lives. Lady Hinechou escaped any harm via a chance visit to Tonfon before the revolt.

During Dark Dawn, it is discovered that Hou Ju was captured by Morgal and is being held captive. Meanwhile, Ryu Kou and his mentor Hou Zan are attempting to find a way to rescue her. Alongside Matthew and his party of Adepts, Hou Ju is retrieved, but the Grave Eclipse is started in the process. Around this time, Unan sent a boat from Tonfon, to retrieve the Sanans, but the boat never arrives to Tonfon, which upset Lady Hinechou. She did however give an Echo Gem to Hou Ju, which could help track her. However, Hinechou is too fearful to use her corresponding Echo Gem to locate Hou Ju.

During their travels to stop the Grave Eclipse, Matthew's party travels to Tonfon, in an attempt to find the Umbra Map, an ancient map that located treasures that would assist in stopping the Eclipse. After an audience with Unan, they learn that Ryu Kou has the map. Matthew then "borrows" Hinechou's Echo Gem, locates the boat to an area near Imil, where Hou Zan gave his life to protect Ryu Kou and Hou Ju. After a short burial service, Ryu Kou offers his Umbra Map to Matthew, and the two Sanans board Matthew's boat to return to Tonfon. An overjoyed Emperor Unan and Lady Hienchou thank Matthew; Lady Hinechou also gives Matthew a Lady Moon's Ring as thanks. Unan then invites Matthew into his study, where he gives them a Red Orb, an object similar to the the Blue Orb Volechek gave Sveta. Apparently, Arcanus was ahead of Matthew and gave Unan the Red Orb in advance. Unan explains the purpose of the orbs, which is in opening the way to the Apollo Lens, an weapon that can end the eclipse, as well as powering the weapon.

Dora.gif Spoilers end here. Those who did not want the plot ruined for them may now continue reading as normal.

Vendors[edit]

Tonfon's inn is located immediately to the left of the city's entrance and costs 23 coins per party member.

Shops of Tonfon
Weapons
Item Class Cost Effect
Great sword.gif Great Sword Long Sword 7000 Attack +90
Great axe.gif Great Axe Axe 5200 Attack +80
Master rapier.gif Master Rapier Light Blade 6800 Attack +86
War mace.gif War Mace Mace 6200 Attack +84
Artifacts
ShamshirDD.gif Shamshir Long Sword 10000 Attack +99
Swift sword.gif Swift Sword Light Blade 9400 Attack +104
Dragon axe.gif Dragon Axe Axe 10300 Attack +100
Armor
Item Class Cost Effect
Steel Armor DD.gif Steel Armor Armor 4900 Defense +36
Silver Vest DD.gif Silver Vest Clothing 3200 Defense +28
Silver Armlet DD.gif Silver Armlet Bracelet 4000 Defense +30
Knights Helm DD.gif Knight's Helm Helm 4600 Defense +33
Artifacts
Magical Cassock DD.gif Magical Cassock Robe 9000 Defense +39, PP recovery +2
Silver Greave DD.gif Silver Greave Boot 3800 Defense +22, Luck +4
Items
Item Class Cost Effect
Herb DD.png Herb Consumable Item 10 Restores 50 HP to one Adept
Nut DD.png Nut Consumable Item 200 Restores 200 HP to one Adept
Vial DD.png Vial Consumable Item 500 Restores 500 HP to one Adept
Antidote DD.png Antidote Consumable Item 20 Cures Poison and Venom from one Adept
Elixir DD.png Elixir Consumable Item 30 Removes Stun, Sleep, and Delusion from one Adept
Ginseng DD.png Ginseng Consumable Item 600 Restores 50 PP
Sacred Feather DD.png Sacred Feather Consumable Item 70 Temporarily lowers monster encounter rate
Artifacts
Mist Potion DD.png Mist Potion Consumable Item 9000 Restores 300 HP to all Adepts
Psy Crystal DD.png Psy Crystal Consumable Item 1500 Restores all PP to one Adept
Water of Life DD.png Water of Life Consumable Item 3000 Revives one downed Adept

Collectibles[edit]

DjinnDDIconTinder.gif Tinder (Mars)- On the roof of the item shop. The man near a pile of boxes next to the item shop is mad because the Ferry service is running late. Go to the southwest corner of the city and use Slap on the sleeping ferryman, who then parks the boat where you can jump across it to the item shop's roof and obtain Tinder.
Dragon bow.gif Dragon Bow: Found in a chest near the eastern side of the palace. The pathway to the chest is only accessible from the western side of the palace, via the upper floor of Lady Hinechou's home.

Trivia[edit]

  • Tonfon's name is based on the Chinese character Dongfang (东方), as the "Don" becomes "Ton" in Japanese. Dongfang literally means "the east" or "eastern", and Tonfon is in the easternmost part of Angara and Sana.
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