- "My power is protected behind a tornado."
- —Message on the mural
The Wind Shrine (風の祠, Kaze no Hokora?) is a shrine built to house the Wind Mirror in Final Fantasy IX, located on the Forgotten Continent in a valley filled with high winds. The party splits into four teams of two in order to tackle all four shrines simultaneously.
Steiner and Vivi are chosen to go to the Wind Shrine, where they come into contact with Tiamat, the Guardian of Wind. After they defeat the Guardian, Steiner and Vivi release the Wind Seal, thus allowing access to the world of Terra. The surrounding skies of the shrine are in a constant state of hurricane force winds.