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The Vienne Mountains (ヴェーン山脈, Vēn Sanmyaku?) is a location from Final Fantasy VIII. Forming the southern border of Trabia just north of Esthar, this mountain range stretches from the west coast to the east coast.
A mountain trail allows passage over the mountains from the Trabia Crater to the Mordred Plains, but it is impossible to reach this passage until after the player has gotten the Ragnarok since the entrance from the side of Trabia is blocked by the Trabia Crater, which cannot be bypassed by Balamb Garden. Entering from the side of Esthar is also impossible before the Ragnarok is acquired since the Mordred Plains can only be accessed by the Ragnarok.
A scene from a movie "Zefer", starring Laguna Loire, was shot on the trail. The scene, Scene 12: 'Death of the Sorceress' , required that Laguna, acting as a Sorceress Knight, fight a mock Ruby Dragon to protect his sorceress. Real Ruby Dragons managed to enter the set and the shoot was stopped as the crew ran away, forcing Laguna, Kiros and Ward to deal with the beasts.
Ruby Dragon FightEdit
After a Ruby Dragon corners him, Laguna must fend for himself with a gunblade. He can only use as a sword, without the trigger function. Laguna must strike at the dragon when it's not charging with the button. Doing this successfully makes the Ruby Dragon recoil. When the Ruby Dragon charges at Laguna, he can defend with the to take no damage. Striking at Ruby Dragon when it begins its charge can cancel its attack as Ruby Dragon will recoil. Both Ruby Dragon and Laguna have a HP meter at the bottom of the screen, and whoever runs out of HP first loses. If the player loses they have to try the minigame again from the beginning.
South of the Trabia Crater and north of the Mordred Plains, the Vienne Mountains are a mountain range that separates the Esthar and Trabia continents.