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The Cave on the Veldt is a location in Final Fantasy VI. It is located on the Veldt in the World of Ruin, and is used as a hideout for a gang of thieves.

Story Edit

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The party finds Shadow inside the cave.

The four thieves in the cave mention seeing Gau on the Veldt, and provide a hint on how to find him—he will not approach the party unless they are in a group of three or less. Interceptor appears as the player enters the cave to indicate someone else is inside: at the rear of the cave the player will find either Shadow or Relm, depending on if they waited for Shadow before leaving the Floating Continent.

The Behemoth King attacks the player, and once defeated the party takes the injured party member to Thamasa. At this point, if they rescued Relm, she can now be found in Owzer's Mansion in Jidoor. If they rescued Shadow, he will appear in Dragon's Neck Coliseum when the player bets the Ichigeki, a weapon found in the cave.

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A development document featuring an early design of the World of Ruin world map has the cave on the Veldt labeled as Fenrir Cave (フェンリルの洞窟, Fenriru no Dōkutsu?)[1]. Another design document listing dungeons in the World of Ruin gives the boss to be fought in the Cave on the Veldt (under its final name) as a wolf-type enemy[2]. The historical order of these documents is unknown, so it is possible the wolf-type enemy became Fenrir, or that Fenrir was disassociated with the cave and the wolf-type boss idea remained as a placeholder. The final version of the dungeon has no association with wolves, and the boss is the Behemoth King.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

The Cave on the Veldt is the setting for a regular dungeon and is also featured in the Challenge Event Assassin in Black. In Back to the Skies Cave on the Veldt is the name of a "++" difficulty battle.

Cave on the Veldt Edit

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Etymology Edit

Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia.


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