The Ronka Ruins (ロンカ遺跡, Ronka Iseki?), also known as Lonka Ruins, are a location in Final Fantasy V. They are ancient ruins made by the Ronka, an ancient civilization that worshipped the Earth Crystal, which is the power-source of this flying city.
According to the "Chocobo's FF Laboratory" feature published in V Jump in 1993, the Ronka was built as a floating city because people believed that the sun had the power to cure disease and they wanted to live closer to it. The anti-gravity technology used to lift Ronka was the same as that used in creating airships.
Upon reaching the Catapult, the party witness the arrival of the Ronka Ruins. After modifying the airship to fly higher, they bypass the ruins' defense systems. Near the Crystal Room, they find King Tycoon, who is impaired by the Archeoaevis, and he orders the Warriors of Light to defeat it.
After the battle they follow the king to the Crystal Room, but the king perishes, the Earth Crystal is destroyed, and Exdeath breaks free from his seal. A fourth meteorite falls near where Gohn once stood, this time carrying Krile, Galuf's granddaughter. She releases King Tycoon from Exdeath's possession with a thunder attack, and the party escapes with Krile.
Afterwards, the party finds itself with four new jobs: Samurai, Dragoon, Dancer and Chemist. With the Earth Crystal no longer sustaining the airborne structure, the Ronka Ruins comes crashing down to the ground on the desert where Gohn used to be.
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|"Musica Machina" from Final Fantasy V|
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Similar to the Catapult, "Musica Machina" (ムジカ・マキーナ, Mujika Makīna?) plays as the background theme to Ronka Ruins. An arrangement of the theme mixing synthesizers and real instruments is included on the Final Fantasy V: Dear Friends album.
The Ronkan Ruins are mentioned as one of the wonders in Final Fantasy Tactics. It bears the following description:
- The Ronkan Dynasty dominated the world from its skyborne castle until an enigmatic plague brought about its sudden and tragic demise. Today its empty ruins float in a cold and desolate silence.
A place called Ronka Region appears in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.
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Ronka Ruins appears in the background of the FMS for Four Hearts.