The Forbidden Land, Eureka (禁断の地エウレカ, Kindan no chi Eureka?) is an optional dungeon in the game Final Fantasy III which contains some of the best equipment in the game. A gateway to it can be found at the bottom floor of the Crystal Tower, but the Eureka Key is required. Doga and Unei unlock the Eureka Key, and give it to the Warriors of the Light, granting them access to Eureka, knowing they need better equipment to fight Xande.
|Fuma Garb||First Area.|
|Chocobo's Wrath||First Area.|
|White Musk||First Area.|
|White Musk||Right room at Second Area.|
|Chocobo's Wrath||Right room at Second Area.|
|Phoenix Down||Right room at Second Area.|
|White Musk||Left room at Second Area.|
|Ribbon||Second Area (Middle), guarded by Ninja.|
|Shuriken||Southwestern room on Second area.|
|Phoenix Down||Third Area.|
|Moonring Blade||Fourth Area, guarded by Amon.|
|Masamune||Fifth Area, guarded by Kunoichi.|
|Phoenix Down||Fifth Area.|
|Excalibur||Sixth Area, guarded by General.|
|Elder Staff||Seventh Area, guarded by Scylla.|
|Ragnarok||Seventh Area, guarded by Guardian.|
In the final area of Eureka the player can find three shopkeepers selling some of the best spells, summons, and equipment in the game. It is also worth noting that this is the only place where Shuriken can be purchased, though at a ridiculously high price.
|Catastro||45,000 gil||40,000 gil|
|Leviath||55,000 gil||50,000 gil|
|Bahamur||65,000 gil||60,000 gil|
To discover the hidden shop the player must walk to the right, through the wall on the screen where the other two shopkeepers stand.
|Crystal Shield||50,000 gil|
|Crystal Mail||65,000 gil||50,000 gil|
|Crystal Gloves||50,000 gil|
|Crystal Helm||50,000 gil|
|Apollo Harp||N/A||60,000 gil|
- Ninja (Boss)
- Amon (Boss)
- Kunoichi (Boss)
- General (Boss)
- Scylla (Boss)
- Guardian (Boss)
|"Forbidden Land Eureka" from the DS & iOS versions of Final Fantasy III|
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Eureka has its own exclusive background theme, originally translated "Forbidden Land" in the Original Sound Version, but was retconned as "Forbidden Land Eureka" (禁断の地エウレカ, Kindan no Chi Eureka?) in the Original Soundtrack. It is available as a battle background music for Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy as part of a downloadable content pack of three tracks from Final Fantasy III.
The Forbidden Land Eureka was mentioned as one of the wonders in Final Fantasy Tactics. It bears the following description:
- This once prosperous capital of the Kashka Dynasty was destroyed in the Cataclysm, along with the vast legacy of its royal family. It is now a necrohol, populated by spirits drawn to the shades of its past glory.
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Eureka (Gr. εύρηκα) is a historically famous Greek word that means "I have found it".
- In Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, there is a trade material called "Eureka Metal".