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[[Image:Cave of Shadows.jpg|thumb|right|The Cave of Shadows.]]
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[[Image:Cave of Shadows - WM.jpg|thumb|right|The Cave of Shadows on the World Map.]]
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{{infobox location
The '''Cave of Shadows''', also known as the '''Cave of Darkness''', is a location in ''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' found on the largest continent on the Overworld and home to the Fang of Earth. The player must navigate through a maze of mountain ranges with the [[List of Airships#Invincible|Invincible]] in order to reach the cave. The separate rooms in the cave are a maze of hidden paths.
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|name=Cave of Shadows
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|release=FFIII
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|japanese=暗黒の洞窟
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|romaji=Ankoku no Doukutsu
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|lit=
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|image=Cave of Shadows.jpg
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|type=Cave
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|region=[[Final Fantasy III locations#Surface World|Surface World]]
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|affiliation=[[Xande]]
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|items=*[[Final Fantasy III items#Black Musk|Black Musk]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Dark Claws|Dark Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kotetsu|Kotetsu]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III items#Tranquilizer|Tranquilizer]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III items#Lilith's Kiss|Lilith's Kiss]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Gloves|Genji Gloves]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kiku-Ichimonji|Kiku-Ichimonji]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Shield|Genji Shield]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Helm|Genji Helm]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Armor|Genji Armor]]
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|enemies=*[[Chronos (Final Fantasy III)|Chronos]]
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*[[Death Claw (Final Fantasy III)|Death Claw]]
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*[[Gaap]]
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*[[Haniel]]
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*[[Hellish Horse]]
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*[[Silenus]]
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*[[Valefor (Final Fantasy III)|Valefor]]
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*[[Vassago (Final Fantasy III)|Vassago]]
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*[[Hecatoncheir (Final Fantasy III)|Hecatoncheir]] (boss)
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|quests=*Destroying sentinel statues
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}}
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The '''Cave of Shadows''', also known as the '''Cave of Darkness''', is a location in ''[[Final Fantasy III]]'' found on the largest continent on the Overworld and home to the Fang of Earth. The player must navigate through a maze of mountain ranges with the ''[[Invincible (Final Fantasy III)|Invincible]]'' to reach the cave. The separate rooms in the cave are a maze of hidden paths.
   
==Story==
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== Story ==
{{spoilers}}
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{{spoiler}}
After obtaining the [[Invincible (Final Fantasy III)|Invincible]] at the [[Ancient Ruins]], [[Unei]] tasks the [[List_of_Final_Fantasy_III_Characters#NES_Version|Light Warriors]] with the retrieval of the Fang of Earth, the last fang needed to destroy the sentinel statues [[Xande]] summoned in order to halt any attempt to access the [[Ancients' Maze]] and the [[Crystal Tower]], from the Cave of Shadows.
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After obtaining the ''Invincible'' at the [[Ancient Ruins]], [[Unei]] tasks the [[Warriors of Light#Final Fantasy III|Warriors of the Light]] with the retrieval of the Fang of Earth, the last fang needed to destroy the sentinel statues [[Xande]] summoned in order to halt any attempt to access the [[Ancients' Maze]] and the [[Crystal Tower]], from the Cave of Shadows.
   
 
After reaching the bottom of the Cave, the party meets Hecatoncheir.
 
After reaching the bottom of the Cave, the party meets Hecatoncheir.
{{endspoilers}}
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{{Endspoiler}}
   
==Treasure==
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== Items ==
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[[File:Cave of Shadows - WM.jpg|thumb|right|The Cave of Shadows on the World Map.]]
|bgcolor="#90EE90" width="15%" style="text-align:center"|'''Item'''
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|bgcolor="#90EE90" width="20%" style="text-align:center"|'''Location'''
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|-class="a"
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!Item
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!Location
 
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!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|Black Musk
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III items#Black Musk|Black Musk]]
 
|First area
 
|First area
 
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|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|Dark Claws
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Dark Claws|Dark Claws]]
 
|First area
 
|First area
 
|-
 
|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|[[Kotetsu]]
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kotetsu|Kotetsu]]
 
|Dying Dark Knight
 
|Dying Dark Knight
 
|-
 
|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|Tranquilizer
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III items#Tranquilizer|Tranquilizer]]
 
|Second area
 
|Second area
 
|-
 
|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|Lilith's Kiss
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III items#Lilith's Kiss|Lilith's Kiss]]
 
|Second area
 
|Second area
 
|-
 
|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|[[Genji Equipment|Genji Gloves]]
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Gloves|Genji Gloves]]
 
|Fourth area
 
|Fourth area
 
|-
 
|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|[[Kikuichimonji|Kiku-Ichimonji]]
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kiku-Ichimonji|Kiku-Ichimonji]]
 
|Sixth area
 
|Sixth area
 
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|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|[[Genji Equipment|Genji Helm]]
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Shield|Genji Shield]]
 
|Seventh area
 
|Seventh area
 
|-
 
|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|[[Genji Equipment|Genji Armor]]
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Helm|Genji Helm]]
|Eight area
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|Eighth area
 
|-
 
|-
!style= bgcolor="#33CCFF"|Fang of Earth
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!class="b"|[[Final Fantasy III armor#Genji Armor|Genji Armor]]
|Defeat Hecatoncheir
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|Ninth area
 
|}
 
|}
   
==Encounters==
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== Enemies ==
Most of the monsters in the Cave of Shadows will use '''Divide''' or '''Multiply''' if attacked with any weapon other than a Katana wielded by a Dark Knight or a Ninja. They can also be attacked with magic.
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Most of the monsters in the Cave of Shadows will use Divide or Multiply if attacked with any weapon other than a katana wielded by a [[Dark Knight (Final Fantasy III)|Dark Knight]] or a [[Ninja (Final Fantasy III job)|Ninja]]. They can also be attacked with [[Magic (command)#Final Fantasy III|magic]].
   
*[[Death Claw (Final Fantasy III)|Death Claw]]
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* [[Death Claw (Final Fantasy III)|Death Claw]]
*[[Hellish Horse]]
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* [[Hellish Horse]]
*[[Chronos]]
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* [[Gaap]]
*[[Valefor (Final Fantasy III)|Valefor]]
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* [[Silenus]]
*[[Haniel]]
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* [[Chronos (Final Fantasy III)|Chronos]]
*[[Vassago (Final Fantasy III)|Vassago]]
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* [[Valefor (Final Fantasy III)|Valefor]]
*[[Hecatoncheir (Final Fantasy III)|Hecatoncheir]] (boss)
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* [[Haniel]]
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* [[Vassago (Final Fantasy III)|Vassago]]
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* [[Hecatoncheir (Final Fantasy III)|Hecatoncheir]] (boss)
   
==Battle Background==
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== Battle Background ==
 
[[File:CaveofShadows.gif]]
 
[[File:CaveofShadows.gif]]
   
==Music==
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== Musical themes ==
{{Listen|filename=FFIII - Castle of Hain.ogg|songname="Castle of Hain", from the DS version of Final Fantasy III}}
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{{audio|filename=FFIII - Castle of Hain.ogg|title="Castle of Hain" from ''Final Fantasy III'' (DS)}}
 
"Castle of Hein" is the background theme of this dungeon.
 
"Castle of Hein" is the background theme of this dungeon.
{{-}}
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{{clear}}
   
==Gallery==
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== Other appearances ==
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=== ''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]'' ===
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[[File:FFRK Cave of Shadows FFIII.png|right|150px]]
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{{Location section|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
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{{clear}}
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===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
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[[File:FFBE Cave of Shadows.png|right|150px]]
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{{Location section|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
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{{clear}}
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== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows first floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' first floor (NES)
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FFIII NES Cave of Shadows WM.png|Cave of Shadows on the world map (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows second floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' second floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows first floor.gif|First floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows third floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' third floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows second floor.gif|Second floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fourth floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' fourth floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows third floor.gif|Third floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fourth floor room.gif|Room with hidden treasure at fourth floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fourth floor.gif|Fourth floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fourth hidden staircase room.gif|Room with hidden staircase to fifth floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fourth floor room.gif|Room with hidden treasure at fourth floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fifth floor room.gif|Cave of Shadows' fifth floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fourth hidden staircase room.gif|Room with hidden staircase to fifth floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows sixth floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' sixth floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows fifth floor.gif|Fifth floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows seventh floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' seventh floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows sixth floor.gif|Sixth floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows eigth floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' eigth floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows seventh floor.gif|Seventh floor (NES).
FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows ninth floor.gif|Cave of Shadows' bottom floor (NES)
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows ninth floor.gif|Eighth floor (NES).
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FFIII NES - Cave of Shadows tenth floor.gif|Bottom floor (NES).
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FFRK Cave of Shadows JP FFIII.png|The Japanese dungeon image for ''Cave of Shadows'' in ''Final Fantasy Record Keeper''.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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[[Category:Final Fantasy III Locations]]
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[[Category:Locations in Final Fantasy III]]
 
[[Category:Caves]]
 
[[Category:Caves]]

Latest revision as of 18:48, January 13, 2020

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The Cave of Shadows, also known as the Cave of Darkness, is a location in Final Fantasy III found on the largest continent on the Overworld and home to the Fang of Earth. The player must navigate through a maze of mountain ranges with the Invincible to reach the cave. The separate rooms in the cave are a maze of hidden paths.

Story Edit

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

After obtaining the Invincible at the Ancient Ruins, Unei tasks the Warriors of the Light with the retrieval of the Fang of Earth, the last fang needed to destroy the sentinel statues Xande summoned in order to halt any attempt to access the Ancients' Maze and the Crystal Tower, from the Cave of Shadows.

After reaching the bottom of the Cave, the party meets Hecatoncheir.

Spoilers end here.

Items Edit

Cave of Shadows - WM

The Cave of Shadows on the World Map.

Item Location
Black Musk First area
Dark Claws First area
Kotetsu Dying Dark Knight
Tranquilizer Second area
Lilith's Kiss Second area
Genji Gloves Fourth area
Kiku-Ichimonji Sixth area
Genji Shield Seventh area
Genji Helm Eighth area
Genji Armor Ninth area

Enemies Edit

Most of the monsters in the Cave of Shadows will use Divide or Multiply if attacked with any weapon other than a katana wielded by a Dark Knight or a Ninja. They can also be attacked with magic.

Battle Background Edit

CaveofShadows

Musical themes Edit

"Castle of Hain" from Final Fantasy III (DS)
Music
FFIII - Castle of Hain

"Castle of Hein" is the background theme of this dungeon.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Gallery Edit

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