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Ruins situated atop a lone island off the southern coast of Bervenia in a region known as Glabados. Sky pirates assigned this name to the ruins as well, its true name lost to history.
—In-game description

The Glabados Ruins (グレバドス遺跡, Gurabadosu Iseki?) are a forgotten temple located in the Glabados region of mainland Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. The game begins in the ruins, and much of the tutorial occurs here, as well.

The Cache of Glabados Edit

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)
To the viera I took for my wife, to our beloved children, this gift I leave.—Feolthanos
—Inscription in the ruins

Vaan, Penelo, Balthier, and Fran fight their way to the heart of the ruins in the first two missions, then approach a dais in the inner sanctum of the Ruins. Here, two small crystals, one green and one purple, are perched on a scale-like altar. After a mock battle for the crystals, Balthier throws the green stone to Vaan as a welcoming present to the career of sky pirating.

Once Balthier takes the purple crystal, the temple begins to shake, and debris rains from the ceiling. The four barely manage to escape the Glabados Ruins for their two airships outside, but Vaan's airship falls into the abyss as the ground underneath it gives way. Vaan and Penelo make a lunge for the closing stairway of the Strahl, and are just able to grab hold of Balthier's airship as it takes off into the sky.

Later, the party learns that the Cache had held a third crystal, now in the hands of the Judge of Wings, so they return to the Glabados Ruins to look for anything else that could help them stop her. Within a hidden chamber, they discover an inscription written by Feolthanos, which reveals that he left the Cache of Glabados so that his family could call the Galbana and join him after the aegyl fled to Lemurés. Filo and Kytes also find a map within the ruins, and the party decides to follow it to Roda Volcano, home of the descendents of Feolthanos.

Main Missions Edit

Mission 01: Vaan, the Sky Pirate Edit

While exploring the Glabados Ruins, Vaan is soon separated from the others. He must find his friends before they leave him behind!
—Description

In this tutorial mission, Vaan is separated from Penelo, Balthier, and Fran and must defeat several Red Flan enemies on his way through the ruins to find them. Penelo is waiting at the first corner, while Balthier and Fran are at the end of the hall.

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Mission 02: The Treasure Twain Edit

Joined by Balthier and Fran, Vaan and Penelo reach the heart of the Glabados Ruins. But something stands between them and the coveted treasure...
—Description

Vaan and the other reach the center of the Glabados Ruins, where they find the auracite crystals that are the ruins' treasure. Before they can take the crystals, they are confronted by Ifrit and a group of Djinn.

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Mission 37: Last Will and Testament Edit

The search to uncover the mystery of the Cache has led back to where it all began. What secret lies locked in the cold stone? The answer waits in a hidden chamber of the shattered ruins.
—Description

Penelo notices a hidden room in the ruins; the party must battle their way to the room's entrance. Touching crystal switches found in the hallways opens the door to the secret chamber, where Elder Wyrm appears as the mission's boss.

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Rewards Edit

Goblin Pouch Edit

  • Oakwood Stick/Oakwood Log
Spoilers end here.

Side Missions Edit

Monster Melee Edit

Open battle against the area's indigenous beasts.
—In-game description

Monsters Edit

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Goblin Pouch Edit

  • Fire Crystal/Fire Gem


Trivia Edit

  • The name of the ruins is a reference to Ajora Glabados from Final Fantasy Tactics.
  • The ending of Final Fantasy XII depicts Penelo reading a note found by Vaan: "Something more valuable: the Cache of Glabados. I await in Bervenia."

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