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The party arrives in the cavern.

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Lodestone Cavern on the Overworld (DS).

A magnetized cavern... Wonder how that could be put to use...
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The Lodestone Cavern (磁力の洞窟, Jiryoku no Dōkutsu?, lit. Magnetic Cave), also known as the Magnetic Cave, the Magnetic Cavern, Cave Magnes, or the Cave of Power, is a cave in Final Fantasy IV, located on a small, densely forested island to the northeast of Troia. The cave is home to the Dark Elf, who stole the Crystal of Earth from Troia. The cave is home to a strong magnetic field that renders anyone wearing metallic equipment unable to move.

StoryEdit

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Final Fantasy IVEdit

Cecil Harvey, Tellah, Yang, and Cid Pollendina arrive to the Lodestone Cavern in order to retrieve the stolen Earth Crystal. At the bottom floor, they confront the Dark Elf, but are defeated by it. Using the Whisperweed, Edward plays a tune that is transmitted to the heroes' corresponding Whisperweed which dispels the magnetic field, allowing Cecil and his friends to defeat the Dark Elf and recover the Earth Crystal.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Palom and Leonora head into the cavern to evade Baron's soldiers while fleeing with the Earth Crystal, hoping that the metallic field will slow them down. On a lower floor Leonora reveals a hidden alternate path through the cave obscured by the magic of the Epopts.

The soldiers pursuing them strip themselves of their weapons and armor and chase the two mages into the Crystal Chamber. There, the Dark Elf is accidentally revived by Leonora placing the Earth Crystal in the resting area. They are powerless against its dragon form, until the Mysterious Girl summons Shiva to destroy it. Palom petrifies himself while holding the Crystal, but Leonora revives him to keep the girl from shattering his stone form. The Mysterious Girl uses Shiva to defeat them and leaves with the Crystal.

In the final tale, Edge, Rydia, Luca, and Golbez find the two in the cavern frozen over with magical ice. Shiva attacks them and is eventually returned to her senses. With her defeat Palom and Leonora are revived.

Spoilers end here.

LocationsEdit

Earth crystal ffiv ios

The Earth Crystal.

Crystal Chamber

It is the chamber where the Dark Elf keeps and guards the Earth Crystal he stole from the Troians. Cecil and the party confront him to take the crystal back, but without Edward breaking the magnetic barrier, they would've been unsuccessful. After slaying the Dark Elf, Cecil obtains the Earth Crystal and exchanges it for Rosa's life.

TreasureEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

The After YearsEdit

  • Hi-Potion x2
  • Echo Herbs
  • Ether x2
  • Circlet
  • Cottage
  • Polymorph Rod
  • Spider Silk
  • Bronze Hourglass
  • Mage's Robe
  • Soma Drop
  • Hermes Sandals
  • Dry Ether

  • Recovery Rod
  • Unicorn Horn
  • Coeurl Whisker
  • Cottage x2
  • Hermes Sandals
  • Dry Ether
  • Diamond Helm
  • Silver Hourglass
  • Light Curtain
  • White Fang
  • Remedy
  • Elixir
  • Small Tail
  • Diamond Armlet

ShopEdit

FF4 Cave Magnes

The cave's second floor.

Note: this shop is only present in Palom's Tale in The After Years.
Namingway
Item Price
Potion 30 gil
Hi-Potion 150 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Diet Ration 100 gil
Echo Herbs 50 gil
Tent 100 gil
Sage's Miter 2,000 gil
Sage's Surplice 1,200 gil
Ruby Ring 1,000 gil
Rune Armlet 2,000 gil

EnemiesEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Palom's TaleEdit

The CrystalsEdit

Musical themesEdit

The background theme that plays inside the Lodestone Cavern is the Final Fantasy IV "Dungeon" theme.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Lodestone Cavern FFIV

Painting image.

Golbez has demanded the Earth Crystal in exchange for Rosa's safe return, so now Cecil and his allies must pursue the Dark Elf who stole the Crystal from Troia.

Difficulty
  • 23 (Classic)
  • 43 (Elite)
Layout
  • Lodestone Cavern - 1st Level
    • Stamina: 7 (Classic), 14 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
  • Lodestone Cavern - 2nd Level
    • Stamina: 7 (Classic), 14 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
  • Lodestone Cavern - 3rd Level
    • Stamina: 7 (Classic), 14 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
  • Lodestone Cavern - 4th Level
    • Stamina: 7 (Classic), 14 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
  • Lodestone Cavern - Crystal Chamber
    • Boss Battle
    • Stamina: 8 (Classic), 15 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 1
Enemies
  • Bloodbones*May appear in any normal battles.
  • Cockatrice*May appear in any normal battles.
  • Leshy*May appear in any normal battles.
  • Mindflayer*May appear in any normal battles.
Boss
  • Dark Elf*Appears in Lodestone Cavern - Crystal Chamber.
  • Dark Dragon*Appears once Dark Elf loses a certain amount of HP.
Boss Target Score
  • Exploit the Dark Elf's weakness to fire attacks.
Classic Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
First Time Completion Mythril 1
Stamina Shard 1
Completion Reward Gil 2,000
Mastery Reward Lesser Ice Orb 5
Stamina Shard 2
Elite Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
First Time Completion Mythril 1
Stamina Shard 1
Completion Reward Gil 12,000
Mastery Reward Greater Black Orb 3
Stamina Shard 1


GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

A lodestone is a naturally-occurring magnetized mineral.

TriviaEdit

  • In the original Japanese release, the cave is darker. In the Easy Type and English releases, the cave was brightened up quite a bit.

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