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The Cave of Eblan, also known as Cave Eblana, Cave Eblan and Eblan Cave, is a location in Final Fantasy IV only reached via the hovercraft, and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It is located southwest of Eblan. The cave is filled with water, much like the Underground Waterway.


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Final Fantasy IV[]

The "town" of Eblan.

After Rubicante destroyed the kingdom of Eblan, many of its survivors moved to the Cave of Eblan and built a town and barracks. An effort coordinated by Edge allowed the ninjas to dig a tunnel from the town to the Tower of Babil.

As a result much of the Eblan army was destroyed. Edge gets in a fight with Rubicante and loses when Cecil, Kain, Rydia, and Rosa show up. Edge tells them to stay out of it, but Rydia bursts into tears. Edge cannot stand watching her cry, and so agrees to fight alongside Cecil and his friends.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Edge makes his way through the caves to investigate the Tower of Babil.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

From a tower in his castle, Edge notices the Tower of Babil has been reactivated. Noting that things have started to happen as they did years ago when the castle was taken over and destroyed, he goes to the Cave of Eblan to make his way towards the Tower of Babil. Along the way he notices his father's gravestone and takes a moment to grieve. At the Tower of Babil's entrance, Edge sees Rubicante in front of him, but quickly disappear. Edge leaves the caves and enters the tower.

Spoilers end here.


Eblan's survivors.

Survivors' Room

The last exit in the town, it is a small room where what little of Eblan left hides. Most are injured and recovering save for a few guard ninjas. All NPCs, if spoken to, will inform the player of Eblan's fall along with its rulers, save for Prince Edge. Edge's seneschal can be found here, and will ask the party to take care of him despite his shortcomings.

Rubicante and Edge.

Second Passage[]

It is accessible from a corner of the first passage, and holds the only save point in the dungeon. The end of the passage is the bridge that connects the Eblan caves and the Tower of Babil. Edge and Rubicante will be seen at the mouth of the passage, where they have a battle—Edge loses, and after Rosa heals him, he becomes the final permanent party member.

The room.

Blood Sword Room

It is accessible from the secret passage near the save point. The room contains a gravestone and the monster-in-a-box containing the Blood Sword.


Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

In The Crystals, the caves are an optional side area. A tail collector in the cave will trade the player colored Tails for Small Tails, which can only be acquired in this chapter. Seven Small Tails can be traded for any colored Tail, but fourteen can be traded for a Rainbow Tail, the only way one can be acquired. Once the player can access the tail collector's home on the True Moon, these colored tails can be traded for rare items.


Final Fantasy IV[]

2D versions
3D versions
  • Remedy
  • Shuriken x2
  • Vampire Fang
  • Ninja Sutra
  • Potion x2
  • Ether
  • Hi-Potion x3
  • Tent
  • Bomb Core
  • Cottage
  • Elixir x2
  • Phoenix Down x2
  • Silver Hourglass
  • Spider Silk
  • Blood Sword (Monster-in-a-box: Steel Golem x2)
  • Dry Ether
  • Gold Needle
  • Map completion: Bacchus's Wine x3, Hermes Sandals x3, Decoy x3


The After Years[]


Final Fantasy IV[]

700 gil/night
Item Price
Potion 30 gil N/A N/A
Hi-Potion 150 gil N/A N/A
Phoenix Down 150 gil N/A N/A
Tent 200 gil N/A N/A
Cottage 1,000 gil N/A N/A
Gysahl Greens 50 gil N/A N/A
Remedy 100 gil N/A N/A
Ether 10,000 gil N/A N/A
Gold Needle N/A 400 gil 80 gil
Maiden's Kiss N/A 60 gil 60 gil
Mallet N/A 80 gil 80 gil
Diet Ration N/A 100 gil 100 gil
Echo Herbs N/A 50 gil 50 gil
Eye Drops N/A 30 gil 30 gil
Antidote N/A 40 gil 40 gil
Cross N/A 100 gil 100 gil
Weapon Price
Icebrand 26,000 gil 26,000 gil 26,000 gil
Ice Lance 21,000 gil 21,000 gil 21,000 gil
Power Staff 2,000 gil 2,000 gil 2,000 gil
Kunai 4,000 gil 4,000 gil 4,000 gil
Killer Bow 3,000 gil 3,000 gil 3,000 gil
Poison Arrows 70 gil 70 gil 1,000 gil
Boomerang 3,000 gil 3,000 gil 3,000 gil
Shuriken N/A N/A 650 gil
Armor Price
Ice Shield 10,000 gil 10,000 gil 10,000 gil
Black Robe 10,000 gil 10,000 gil 10,000 gil
Ice Armor 35,000 gil 35,000 gil 25,000 gil


Final Fantasy IV[]

2D versions
3D versions

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

Edge's Tale[]

Path to Tower of Babil 1
Path to Tower of Babil 2

The Crystals[]

Musical themes[]

The background music that plays inside the Cave of Eblan is the Final Fantasy IV "Dungeon" theme.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

Painting image.

The party escapes the Tower and makes for the Overworld. Cid risks his life to stop their pursuers, allowing the party to go through the Cave of Eblan to reach the Overworld levels of the Tower.

  • 27 (Classic)
  • 53 (Elite)
  • Cave of Eblan - Entrance
    • Stamina: 7 (Classic), 14 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
  • Cave of Eblan - Town Passage
    • Stamina: 7 (Classic), 14 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
  • Cave of Eblan - Escape Route
    • Stamina: 7 (Classic), 14 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
  • Cave of Eblan - Exit
    • Boss Level
    • Stamina: 8 (Classic), 15 (Elite)
    • Rounds: 3
Boss Target Score
  • Exploit Rubicante's weakness to ice attacks.
  • Exploit Rubicante's weakness to water attacks.
Classic Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
First Time Completion Mythril 1
Stamina Shard 2
Completion Reward Gil 2,000
Mastery Reward Lesser Dark Orb 5
Stamina Shard 2
Elite Rewards
Completion Type Item Quantity
First Time Completion Mythril 1
Stamina Shard 1
Completion Reward Gil 12,000
Mastery Reward Greater Black Orb 3
Stamina Shard 1

Behind the scenes[]

FFIV - Eblan Emblem.jpg

In the Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, the symbol depicted on their flags and emblems is a phoenix which can be found in the Eblan hideout in all three games. In the sequel to Final Fantasy IV, Edge and the Eblan Four can use a Band called "Ultimate Art: Advent of the Phoenix". It's safe to assume that the national symbol of Eblan is a phoenix.