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A frozen ravine where the fallen Shiva lies, a solitary railroad carved through its unforgiving snowscape.

Description, Final Fantasy XV

Ghorovas Rift is a location in Final Fantasy XV. Located within the region of Vogliupe in the imperial territory of Niflheim, it is a treacherous icy terrain enveloped in perpetual blizzard, with a single railway track crossing the valley between Tenebrae and the imperial capital Gralea.


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Tenebrae train station, at the end of the other train (not the one the player deboarded), past the dining and sleeping cars. Missable if the player does not read it before leaving Tenebrae in Chapter 12.

Blizzard-blown valley once known as the Glacian's bedroom and now known as her final resting place. The canyon's name is sure to send a chill down the spine of any imperial citizen old enough to remember the horrible battle that took place here.
When Shiva awakened several years ago, the empire was quick to attack. This unprecedented assault on the divine sent waves throughout the world, shocking folks across Eos. Although the empire lost more than half of its fleet, its sacrifice was not in vain, and the ice goddess fell before the imperial might.
Nevertheless, the Frostbearer's icy influence on the area has not waned: the chill wind of death sweeps through the valley with no signs of stopping. Snow has even been spotted as far as the neighboring deserts of Vogliupe, suggesting Shiva's power knows no bounds.


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In M.E. 745, Niflheim slew the awakened Astral Shiva, leaving her gigantic corpse lying in the gorge. A strange phenomenon turned part of the desert wasteland into a dark icy landscape.

Eleven years later, Noctis, Ignis and Gladiolus continue on their journey towards Gralea to reclaim the Kingdom of Lucis's stolen Crystal and save their friend Prompto. After stopping by Tenebrae, they board an imperial train driven by Biggs and Wedge. Noctis roams the train cars until the train stops at the Glacian's cadaver.

Noctis receives the Trident of the Oracle.

Daemons appear around the train. Noctis and his entourage battle the daemons before Ardyn reappears, with Ignis and Gladiolus passed out from the cold. Noctis's aid arrives in the form of Gentiana, who reveals herself as Shiva the Glacian. After freezing Ardyn, Shiva passes the Trident of the Oracle to Noctis and disappears. Noctis shatters the frozen Ardyn and wakes Ignis and Gladiolus. He orders them to check on their drivers. Ardyn reappears, declaring himself to be "immortal—a blessing and curse" before disappearing.

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