The Centra Ruins (セントラ遺跡, Sentora Iseki?) is an optional location on the Centra continent in Final Fantasy VIII. It is dominated by an octahedral frame and is the only remaining structure from the ancient Centra civilization. It is the home of Tonberries as well as the Guardian Force Odin.
Obtaining the Guardian ForcesEdit
Upon entering the ruins, a timer begins. The party must find a series of red gemstones and place them in the eyes of statues in order to acquire the secret code to access the room where Odin is fought - if they cannot do this before the timer ends, they must start over. The timer keeps ticking by during the battle against Odin, so in order to get more time the player can exit after opening the door to Odin's chamber and the timer will begin from the start upon re-entering the ruins. The quest is easier with the Enc-None ability equipped.
- First Floor
The first level of the ruins has a statue and a hidden draw point. This area also appears on Selphie's Sir Laguna page after the player visits the area; it is the only section added to the Sir Laguna page where the player doesn't have to read a Timber Maniacs magazine to get it. This area is also full of Tonberries, making a good area to fight in to get the Tonberry Guardian Force.
- Draw points: Drain (hidden)
After taking a lift up, the player comes to a screen with ladders leading up. The left one leads to the control room, and the ladder on the right allows access to a draw point.
- Draw points: Aero
- Control Room
After taking a light up to the second level and climbing two flights of ladders, the player can find a room with a glowing blue sphere. Activating the mechanism erects stairs in the area below, allowing the player access deeper into the ruins.
The statue after taking the stairs up from the ladders has only one eye when the player reaches the screen the first time. The player must take the eye out and leave the statue eyeless. Later, when returning with two eyes, putting both on the statue activates a mechanism that lets the player input a code that opens the door below, leading to Odin's chamber.
- Items: Statue's eye
- The dome at the top of the ruins has another statue with only one eye. Putting in the eye collected from the level below displays a code that opens the door to Odin's chamber. After getting the code the player can take the eyes out and place them on the statue on the level below.
- Items: Statue's eye
- Draw points: Pain (hidden, never refills)
- Odin's Chamber
Odin is found in the locked chamber within the ruins, ready to face his challengers. Odin will not attack, but if the player runs out of time during the battle Odin will slice the party with Zantetsuken.
- Guardian Forces: Odin
The Centra Ruins, obviously located within the destroyed continent of Centra, is located near Mount Yorn to the south-east of the Centra Crater.
- See also: Centra
The Centra ruins may look ancient, but are riddled with technology. Throughout the structure, the player can see blue and red wires, which power the few basic apparatus inside the structure. However, some devices work as if controlled by magic. It is unknown what purpose the ruins once served.
|"Find Your Way" from Final Fantasy VIII|
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The Centra Ruins' theme is "Find Your Way", the standard dungeon music shared by other places in the game.