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Tomb of the Unknown King.

Located north of Deling City; the burial place of Dollet's last emperor. The tomb remains nameless due to an ancient belief that calling a dead king by his name brings bad luck. There are unconfirmed reports that a GF resides inside, as well as other monsters.
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The Tomb of the Unknown King (名もなき王の墓, Namonaki Ō no Haka?) is a location near Deling City in Final Fantasy VIII. A labyrinthine tomb overrun with water and plant growth, the Tomb of the Unknown King is home to the Guardian Force Brothers and the weapon of a G-Garden student inscribed with an identification number crucial to plot advancement. The weapon is located at the maze's entrance, thus further exploration of the tomb and recruiting Brothers is optional.

The name of the Tomb of the Unknown King is derived from a superstition, in which it is believed bad luck falls upon those who call a dead king by his name. Therefore, the king was entombed to be forgotten in name, and later in memory.

When Squall and his party defeat the GF Brothers, they can go to the tomb's center where the king's spirit will be released, bestowing the player with the Minotaur card.


Completing the TombEdit

Most of the areas are tunnels, making the tomb appear straight-forward, but if the player decides to backtrack, the viewpoint will change, potentially confusing the player. In conjunction with the tomb's confusing layout, the player will immediately drop a SeeD rank if s/he pressed the Triangle-button to automatically leave the tomb at any time while they are inside.

The easiest way to complete the tomb is to always turn right from every screen where it is possible, thus going round the tomb in a counter-clockwise manner, visiting all the areas in the correct order. It is useful to equip Siren's Move-Find ability to find all the hidden draw and save points.



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Location of the Tomb of the Unknown King, indicated by crosshair.

The tomb is located on the edge of the northern Gotland Peninsula on the Galbadian Continent.

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Tomb Entrance.

Tomb Entrance

The Tomb Entrance resembles that of an ancient courtyard, now overgrown with mold and grass. Many ruined structures occupy the area around the tomb.

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Statue Room.

Statue Room

The Statue Room is located to the very east on the map. It displays a statue in homage to the tomb's protector, Sacred. There is a hidden save point in this room.

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Located in the very top room on the map, the watergate controls the amount of water flowing through the tomb's channels.

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Water Wheel.

Water Wheel

The Water Wheel is located in the west-most room on the map, powers the movement of certain items within the tomb, such as bridges, but is dependent on the amount of water available for its rotation. There is a hidden save point in this room.

  • Draw points - Cura (hidden)

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Main Chamber.

Main Chamber

The main central chamber houses the coffin of Dollet's last emperor and is protected by magical forces.

  • Guardian Forces - Brothers

Musical ThemesEdit

"Find Your Way" from Final Fantasy VIII
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The Tomb of the Unknown King's theme is "Find Your Way", which is the standard dungeon music shared by other places in the game.


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