The Euride Gorge (エウリーデ峡谷, Eurīde-kyoukoku?) is a location in Final Fantasy XIII. One of the premier tourist attractions in Cocoon, Euride Gorge sits at the site of a volcano. It is a power plant, generating power to the Cocoon populace, thanks to the fal'Cie, Kujata that resides within. It plays a significant part of the plot revolving around Sazh Katzroy.
- See also: Datalog/Locales (Final Fantasy XIII).
Euride Gorge is located near the town of Bodhum. The area is best known for its energy plant, a facility whose output is generated by the fal'Cie Kujata.
Many school students can be found visiting the plant to learn about the role the fal'Cie in society, but the gorge also see a large number of tourists who come to view the spectacular scenery.
Eight days prior to the Purge there was an incident at the plant involving Pulse l'Cie, But the details were suppressed to prevent civilian panic.
On day five of the Thirteen Days before the events of Final Fantasy XIII, Sazh brought his son, Dajh, to visit Euride, after he expressed wishes of seeing a fal'Cie. Whilst Sazh went to a gift shop to buy a Chocobo Chick as a present for his son, an impatient Dajh ran into the plant alone. Unbeknown to everyone there, Fang and Vanille, two Pulse l'Cie, were also inside the plant, looking to confront the fal'Cie Kujata for answers regarding their mysterious revival at Cocoon. Kujata sensed danger from the Pulse l'Cie, and instinctively chose the nearest human to defend it; Dajh.
An eruption soon followed, forcing the PSICOM to intervene, and Sazh to run in looking for his son, as the two Pulsians escaped, separating them. Inside, Sazh found his son unconscious, branded a l'Cie. Jihl Nabaat ordered the boy be taken by the Sanctum in order to investigate the Focus he was given by the Cocoon fal'Cie.
Meanwhile, Fang and Vanille flee to escape the soldiers looking for them. Fang chooses to stay behind as Vanille escapes to buy her some time, promising her friend that she will find her soon.
- Despite its significance to Sazh, Vanille and Fang's story, players are not able to visit this location.