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The Cetus is a legendary creature that appears in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. The Cetus is used by the party to travel across the ocean during the final stages of the game. The city of Liberte is built atop of the Cetus and could be controlled by the people through the panel located in Liberte's town hall, provided if they had the Rusty Compass. The Cetus was forced into an eternal slumber after Leviathan's minions forced Captain Drake to steal Rusty Compass from Liberte.

During the beginning of the game the inside of the Cetus could still be entered, but only at night when a whirlpool had appeared between Liberte and Liberte Port. When the party first enters the inside of the Cetus, it is simply known as ???. When the player obtains the Cetus at the end of the game, they can use it to go into hidden areas on the world map and travel into deeper areas of the ocean.


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Aire and Jusqua go into the Cetus through the whirlpool to collect treasure. While in the inside, they find a chest on the bottom floor, but a monster appears to punish them for their greed. The two defeat the monster guarding the treasure on the final level. After defeating the monster, Jusqua explains to Aire that he is tired of her and tells her to get lost. Aire opens the treasure chest at the final room and is turned into a cat, and both she and Lilibelle are launched into Liberte by the geyser.

After obtaining the Rusty Compass from Captain Drake, the party returns to Liberte and they resurrect the Cetus. The party takes the Cetus to east and encounter Leviathan. The Cetus is used by the party again at the end of the game in order to enter and exit from the Star Chamber.

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Item Location
Stream Cape Chest located in the north area of first floor.
Echo Herbs Chest located in the southeast corner of the second floor.
Earth Bow Chest located in the middle section of the second floor.
Bolt Sword Chest located in the secret room of the first floor.


Musical theme[]

The typical dungeon theme, "Cave of Wraiths" (あやかしの洞, Ayakashi no hora?) is the location theme for the ???. The track can be found in the original soundtrack as Track 9 and is composed by Naoshi Mizuta.



In Greek mythology, Cetus was a large fish, a whale, a shark, or a sea monster. Although it is often called 'the whale' today. The sea monsters slain by Perseus and Heracles. Cetus is also a constellation that is sometimes included in certain Zodiac systems.