The Altar Cave (祭壇の洞窟, Saidan no Doukutsu?) is a dungeon and the first location the player is introduced to in Final Fantasy III. It is the resting place of the Wind Crystal. A HP/MP Wellspring can be found on the third floor.
The four Onion Kids fall into the bottom of the Altar Cave when exploring it. There, they are attacked by monsters but are able to defeat them. After ascending some floors, they meet with the Wind Crystal room, but are attacked by the Land Turtle. After defeating it, they are granted the title of Warriors of Light and the Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage, and the Red Mage jobs become available.
However, in the DS version, Luneth drops into the cave through a hole and goes through the area alone. He faces the Land Turtle and meets the Wind Crystal, who tells Luneth that he is one of the Warriors of the Light and tells him to search for the other three.
After defeating Djinn, Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus are summoned by the Wind Crystal and granted the title of Warriors of Light, as well as the Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage, Red Mage, and the Thief jobs.
As the first area in the game, the enemies encountered in the Altar Cave are very weak and easy to defeat.
- Goblin x2
- Carbuncle, Blue Wisp
- Eye Fang, Carbuncle
- Blue Wisp, Eye Fang, Carbuncle
- Land Turtle (boss)
|"Into the Crystal Cave", from the DS version of Final Fantasy II|
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The music that plays inside Altar Cave is called "Into the Crystal Cave." "Into the Crystal Cave" is also part of the "The Evil Power of the Underworld" track on the Final Fantasy III: Eternal Legend of the Wind album.
- The third and fourth floor of Altar Cave appear at the Earthgift Shrine on the GBA and PSP remakes of the original Final Fantasy.