The Euride Gorge (エウリーデ峡谷, Eurīde-kyoukoku?) is a location in Final Fantasy XIII. One of the premier tourist attractions in Cocoon, Euride Gorge sits at the site of a volcano. It is a power plant, generating power to the Cocoon populace, thanks to the fal'Cie Kujata that resides within.
Although the location plays a significant role in the story, it cannot be visited during gameplay and is only shown in cutscenes.
Euride Gorge is located near the town of Bodhum. The area is best known for its energy plant, a facility whose output is generated by the fal'Cie Kujata.
Many school students can be found visiting the plant to learn about the role the fal'Cie in society, but the gorge also see a large number of tourists who come to view the spectacular scenery.
Eight days prior to the Purge there was an incident at the plant involving Pulse l'Cie, but the details were suppressed to prevent civilian panic.
Eight days before the Purge, Sazh Katzroy brought his son, Dajh, to visit Euride Gorge after he wanted to see a fal'Cie. While Sazh went to a gift shop to buy a chocobo chick as a present for his son, an impatient Dajh ran into the plant alone.
Unbeknownst to everyone there, Fang and Vanille, two Pulse l'Cie, were also inside the plant, looking to confront the fal'Cie Kujata for answers regarding their Focus. Kujata sensed the danger and chose the nearest human to defend it: Dajh. An eruption followed forcing PSICOM to intervene, and Sazh ran in looking for his son while the two Pulsians escaped. Sazh found his son unconscious, branded a Sanctum l'Cie. PSICOM officer Jihl Nabaat ordered the boy be taken by the Sanctum to investigate the Focus he was given by the Cocoon fal'Cie.
Fang and Vanille fled the soldiers looking for them. Fang chose to stay behind as Vanille escaped to buy her time, promising to find her soon. The region was blockaded for three days following the Pulse l'Cie incident. The following day, Hope Estheim and his mother Nora visited the plant while on vacation in Bodhum, but the place was still closed.
- Quote: Without the residents having been informed of details, the region was blockaded for three days. (市民に詳細は知らされぬまま、一帯は3日間封鎖された). Final Fantasy XIII Scenario Ultimania, p083.