The Citadel of Trials (試練の城, Shiren no Shiro?), also known as Castle of Ordeals, is a location from the original Final Fantasy comprised of many small rooms that contain one or more teleport tiles. Only one teleporter in each room will bring the player to the next room, while the others will return the player to a previous room. The process of trial and error means several attempts will have to be made in order to reach the final room and retrieve the Rat's Tail, but the relatively easy enemies here should not make the process difficult.
The Warriors of Light are sent here by Bahamut to test their courage. Using the crown from the Marsh Cave, they gain access to the castle, and find a Rat's Tail inside. By presenting this to Bahamut, the Light Warriors earn the class change to their greater Job classes.
|Healing Staff||Third Floor|
|Steel Gloves||Third Floor|
|Ice Brand||Third Floor|
|Ruby Armlet||Third Floor|
|1,455 gil||Third Floor|
|7,340 gil||Third Floor|
|Rat's Tail||Third Floor|
- Clay Golem
- Horned Devil
- Minotaur Zombie
- Dragon Zombie
- King Mummy
The Background Music that plays inside the Citadel of Trials is called "Ruined Castle".
The Fortress of Trials was mentioned as one of the Wonders in Final Fantasy Tactics. It bears the following description:
- Once a place of training for the royal guard in the ancient, this castle was lost in the Cataclysm. Graduates of the institution once filled the ranks of the Red Wings, a prestigious airship corps.
The Citadel of Trials appears as ruins on the game's World Map, at the Bahamut Isles region. In the Confessions of the Creator Scenario, a Teleport Stone can be found near it, along with the Conquered Trials Gateway.
- On the second floor of the citadel there is a straight, narrow corridor containing a single teleporter that cannot be entered.