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In other news, the recent thunderstorms have precipitated some unexpected consequences in Duscae. The stones sealing off Fociaugh Hollow, at the region's center, have collapsed due to the heavy rainfall. The Hunters wasted no time investigating the newly opened cavern, and already they report daemon sightings. Locals are urged to keep away from the cavern at night.

Newscaster on radio

Fociaugh Hollow is a cave in Duscae region in Final Fantasy XV. In the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo, where it is known as Fociaugh Cavern, one of Armiger swords, Galatine, and the Astral Ramuh, can be found inside. The cave is at the southeast of the Duscae map, near a campground.

The cave is dark and the party's flashlights light up while inside. In numerous places the party must squeeze through tight spots. The only enemies inside are goblins, but they can appear in great numbers and overwhelm the party. At the end of the cave the party will acquire Ramuh, and then get the option to appear back outside the cavern.



Near the entrance, a bit to the north from the grotto, atop a rock formation.

Grotto tucked away deep in the woods of Malacchi Hills. After a recent string of incidents involving a speaking serpent who absconded with several small children, nearby residents dared not approach the mouth of the cave.
In their despair, the citizens called upon the aid of the former Oracle, Sylva Via Fleuret. After luring the snake-like daemon into the hollow, the Oracle trapped it inside. While no other kidnappings have happened since the sealing of the cave, one can still hear the hissing wails of the serpent within.
Perhaps coincidentally, several eyewitnesses say they spotted a woman marching toward the grotto a few weeks before the first incident was reported. The woman in question had allegedly lost her baby to a band of daemons and was presumably off in search of her stolen child. Any connection between these events, however, remains purely speculatory.


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One who led his men to glory on the field of war
One who led his clan to greatness, slashing to the fore
One who led his liege through troubled times with wit alone
Yet by the burning giant all these men were overthrown

My loneliness ineffable, my pain beyond compare
Yet I am not afforded time to wallow in despair
For a king must not avert his eyes from what lies ahead
He must continue walking own the path he's born to tread


According to the lore exposition in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn, a legend states the storm god Ramuh sealed himself away within Fociaugh Hollow in Duscae.

In an unknown time, a king led an expedition to fell a powerful daemon, but his men were killed by "the burning giant". The spared king suffered immensely for this loss, but needed to uphold his duty as ruler and not succumb to despair. He sealed the daemon beneath the grotto and engraved these thoughts on a monolith for the True King to one day discover in the sealed dungeon.

The main cavern is inhabited by a talking daemon looking for its baby (implied to be a daemonified woman who had lost her child). The cave was thus sealed by the Oracle Sylva Via Fleuret, Lunafreya Nox Fleuret's mother.

After Lunafreya roused Ramuh from slumber to forge a covenant with Prince Noctis, the Astral opened the way inside to test the worthiness of the Chosen King. While Noctis and his friends explore the cave, the talking daemon tries to kidnap Prompto thinking he is her lost child. After the crew rescues Prompto and defeats the daemon, Noctis finds the last runestone and passes the trial of Ramuh. Forging the covenant, he is allowing to call upon the power of the Astral.

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Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae[]

  • Goblin
  • Hobgoblin
  • Imp
  • Shockbomb
  • Naga


Scraps of Mystery VII[]

Amid the northern part of the chocobo race track in Duscae there are cylindrical buildings with yellow roofs. The map is under the stairs in front of the taller building. It marks a spot near Fociaugh Hollow entrance on the Malacchi Hills. The treasure is just south of the quest marker behind a square pillar.

Menace Sleeps in Fociaugh[]

In Chapter 15, the player can do the Menace Beneath Lucis sidequests after completing the following optional dungeons: Costlemark Tower, Crestholm Channels, Balouve Mines and Daurell Caverns. At Meldacio Hunter HQ Ezma Auburnbrie will provide the Sealbreaker's Key to open the sealed doors, including the one in Fociaugh Hollow. The recommended level for this dungeon is 65. The Windows and Royal Editions add monoliths to the dungeons, which the player can read to fill out their Datalog and get further lore information.

Fociaugh's sealed door is at the end of the dungeon, through a crawlspace on the upper-right corner of the area before Ramuh's runestone. The player must descend through a series of floors with the goal to defeat the boss at the bottom. This menace dungeon has 20 floors each consisting of one item and a set of monsters the player must defeat to proceed to the next floor. There is a haven along the journey, so the player can replenish health and cook.

Specific floors have branching rooms that lead to three paths where two lead to a dead end. Going through the correct path blocks the returning way, so if one wishes to collect all the available items in the dungeon, one should go to both dead ends first before passing through the correct path.

Yojimbo in Fociaugh Hollow Menace.

The enemies in this menace dungeon are mostly samurai-type enemies that can inflict Instant Death. Wearing Ribbon, Safety Bit, the Assassin's Creed attires/Magitek Exosuit or eating food with Death-Defying is recommended. Since all enemies are daemons, using Light-elemental weapons (e.g. Dominator, Orichalcum etc.) and spamming Holy will help. The menace in this dungeon is a chandravarma, a more powerful version of a red giant.

Some notable treasures that can be acquired in this menace dungeon are the following: the weapons Enhancer (boss floor) and Organyx (10th floor), The Grand Chamberlain (6th floor—right dead end), which is an exclusive accessory for Ignis, and the accessories Centurion Bangle (12th floor) and Lavender Oil (14th floor—left dead end).

List of floors[]

11 x Yojimbo Lv 46Ammonite Fossil
22 x Ziggurat Lv 57Ancient Dragon Tooth
32 x Yojimbo Lv 46Debased Coin
41 x Ganymede Lv 66Oracle Ascension Coin
51 x Yojimbo Lv 46Debased Silverpiece
62 x Skeleton Lv 65Earth Pendant (50%) / Ether (25%) / Hi-Potion (25%)
Left: 1 x Ziggurat Lv 57 (Quality Building Stone) → 1 x Ziggurat Lv 57 (The Grand Chamberlain)
Middle: To the next floor
Right: 1 x Ziggurat Lv 57 (Prismatic Shard) → 1 x Ziggurat Lv 57 (Moon Pendant (50%) / Ether (25%) / Hi-Potion (25%))
71 x Yojimbo Lv 46Potion
84 x Skeleton Lv 65Mega Potion
94 x Skeleton Lv 65Megalixir
10Camp: Oxlareth HavenOrganyx
111 x Aramusha Lv 50Splendid Building Stone
122 x Ziggurat Lv 57Centurion Bangle
134 x Skeleton Lv 65Beautiful Bottle
142 x Aramusha Lv 50Megalixir
Left: 1 x Aramusha Lv 50 (Earth Gemstone) → 1 x Aramusha Lv 50 (Lavender Oil)
Middle: 1 x Aramusha Lv 50 (Elixir) → (No Enemies) (Oracle Ascension Coin)
Right: To the next floor
153 x Skeleton Lv 65Sky Gemstone
161 x Ganymede Lv 66Diamond Bracelet (50%) / Ether (25%) / Elixir (25%)
174 x Skeleton Lv 65Hi-Potion
184 x Skeleton Lv 65Mega Potion
191 x Aramusha Lv 50Ether
20Chandravarma Lv 73 (boss)Enhancer

Behind the scenes[]

HexaDrive accompanied Square Enix on a trip to Chiba Prefecture to scout some caves. These caves later become the basis of the Fociaugh Cavern.[1]

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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