- “Lunar Cry's point of origin determined by Esthar scientists. A security box restraining the power of the Crystal Pillar and ground energy field is set up. It is sealed to prevent the Crystal Pillar from entering the area.”
- —FFVIII Info Corner menu
Tears' Point (ティアーズポイント, Tiāzu Pointo?) is a location in Final Fantasy VIII, found in the Great Plains of Esthar, east of Esthar City. The Solomon's Ring can be found here. If used while having 6 Malboro Tentacles, 6 Remedy+s, and 6 Steel Pipes, the player can obtain the Guardian Force Doomtrain.
Long ago, Tears' Point was determined to be the most likely place for a Lunar Cry to happen. To prevent the Crystal Pillar from summoning the Lunar Cry, the location was set up with a ground energy field that should have worked to deflect the energy field created by the Crystal Pillar, generated from the security boxes placed around the area's periphery. Statues were erected, their purpose besides being ornamental is unknown.
Seifer, under the control of Ultimecia, transports the Lunatic Pandora on the Tears' Point to perform a Lunar Cry. The energy field of the Crystal Pillar, combined with the Lunatic Pandora, is too powerful for the Tears' Point to contain, and most of the generators crack under pressure, and a Lunar Cry is unleashed on Esthar.
The entrance to Tears Point shows the path to the middle framed by the security boxes on either side. There are two different backgrounds for this area: when visited before Lunar Cry the sky is visible, but after the Lunatic Pandora settles above it it will obscure the sky.
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The center of the complex has a large statues, surrounded on all sides by the boxes. The statues are seen cracking in an FMV when the energy field around the area is overwhelmed by the Crystal Pillar.
Tears' Point is located at the Great Plains of Esthar's southeastern side. On the world map, it looks like a place with eight blue-colored structures. At the events related to the Lunatic Pandora, the enclosure would be seen floating above Tears' Point.