Every Final Fantasy seems to have an evil empire with high technology, but this tradition started in Final Fantasy II. Palamecia seems technologically advanced beyond all reason. What’s the reason for this? According to the Mysidia library:
“The Palamecian king then boasted: If you succeed to enter this castle, you may have my daughter!” “Many suitors came but all failed. Finally, a lad on a bag filled with hot–air landed on its roof and floated away with the princess.”
It tells us nothing.
Emperor Mateus was able to build a technologically advanced in the mountainous, arid, desert of Palamecia. How did he get enough resources to create an artificially magical cyclone? Where did he get the resources to build the Dreadnought? Neither Deist, Kashuan, Altair, Gatrea, or even Fynn seem to have the materials needed for Palamecia.
Some fans theorize that Final Fantasy II and IV have a connection to each other. This connection is through Ricard and Kain Highwind. However, if this were true, it might explain the Empire of Palamecia’s technological advancement.
According to the Mysidian Legend:
One to be born
From a dragon
Hoisting the light
And the dark
Arises high up
In the sky to
The still land.
Veiling the moon with
The Light of Eternity,
To Mother Earth with
A bounty and mercy.
“One to be born from a dragon” may refer to the Emperor Mateus himself. The Dragon could refer to his Dark Emperor form, as he ascends from Hell. He hoist both the light and the dark, as the “Light and Dark Emperor”. The yellow on his armor looks like scales. But the line “arises high up in the sky” is similar to “a lad on a bag filled with hot–air”. Lunerians:
are nearly identical to humans and their technological advancements and knowledge are further than them.
Where did all of the technology come from? Probably Kluya, Zemus and Mateus. Notice the “-us” suffix at the end of the latter two names. This, along with the “-ya” suffix (i.e. FuSoYa), could be tradition Lunerian spelling. In both Final Fantasy II and IV, these four are the only ones with these naming conventions.
Kluya originally planned for a peaceful coexistence between the Lunarians and Earth. However, he may have made a mistake with his original choice.