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Fort Tamblin is a location within the island nation of Wutai in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-. It is a fortress maintained by the Wutai Army, used as a base to fight the forces of Shinra during the last stages of the Wutai War.


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Fort Tamblin gates.

Zack Fair, still a SOLDIER 2nd Class, is ordered to attack and capture Fort Tamblin with his mentor, Angeal Hewley. Zack single-handedly takes the fortress and kills the guards. While he makes his way to the fort's center, a girl, Yuffie Kisaragi, appears and claims to be Wutai's strongest warrior and pretends to fight Zack with punches in the air. She runs off thinking herself victorious, after Zack pretends to be beaten.

Moving forward after the weird encounter, Zack enters a dojo where two giant monsters Wutai has trained as anti-SOLDIER creatures wait. He defeats them, but drops his guard when a third, larger creature drops in. Angeal rescues Zack, and Fort Tamblin is taken.

The SOLDIERs head to the back to the camp, along the way meeting Director Lazard, who had been evaluating Zack's combat performance.[note 1] A group of strange soldiers attacks who do not work for Wutai, and have Genesis's face.

They are part of Genesis's mass-SOLDIER defection, and have become Genesis Clones. A Summon, Ifrit, appears, and Zack has to fight it. After the battle, Zack seems to have Ifrit beaten, but the summon tries to get up. Sephiroth appears and obliterates Ifrit in a single stroke of his Masamune.

Afterwards, the SOLDIERs notice Angeal has disappeared. It seems he has gone over to Genesis's side, but Zack refuses to believe it.

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During the attack on the fort, the player will be scored on how many enemy encounter groups they defeat in the first area and receive a reward upon leaving the fort based on how many enemies they defeated.


Attack on Fort[]

Inside Fort[]

All formations listed as scripted battles, aside from the lone Wutai Sergeant, can also be fought as random encounters inside the fort's two regions.

Inner Area[]

Escape From Fort[]

Behind the scenes[]

Fort Tamblin was a playable area in the Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- demo seen at Jump Festa gaming convention in 2006, although greatly shortened from the version seen in the final game.



  1. Lazard's opinion of Zack will be more favorable depending upon how many Wutai soldiers the player killed during the mission.