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Pinnacle Rocks (ピナックルロックス, Pinakkuru Rokkusu?) is a location in Final Fantasy IX located near Lindblum on the Mist Continent and can be accessed as early as Disc 1, when the player is in control of Zidane.
Only a small part of the area is available for exploration, and two treasure chests to be looted, but further progress is halted by a large cliff. There is a sign reporting an apparent ghostly presence in the area. Other than this, the rocks have no use at this point in the game.
Halfway there, a Ralvuimago appears and scares the Gargant, preventing it from moving on. The party fights against the Ralvuimago and believe they were sucessful, until it comes back and chases after them. This causes the Gargant to panic and makes them overshoot the Treno station, ultimately crashing at Pinnacle Rocks. After picking themselves out of the cart wreckage, they meet an old man whom Garnet recognizes as the eidolon Ramuh, the Thunder God. She asks Ramuh for help and he replies that in order for him to serve her, he has to first test her to see if she is fit to be his master. Ramuh states that he has hidden five manifestations of himself in the forest and that each will tell part of the "Hero's Story". If Garnet collects them and arranges them in the proper order, Ramuh will become her eidolon. Once the story is complete, Ramuh asks Garnet to choose between two possible conclusions but, regardless of which one the player chooses, he becomes her eidolon. When the party leaves Pinnacle Rocks, they witness the Siege of Lindblum.
This is where the party wakes up after the Gargant crashes. After meeting Ramuh, returning to this area will reveal the "Hero" part of the story.
The Path is divided in two areas: the first one contains the "Beginning" and "Human" parts of the story, while the second one has a lower section with the "Cooperation" part and a higher section with the "Silence" part.