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Lair of the Father, also known as Cave Bahamut, Cave of Bahamut or Cave of the Phantom God, is a dungeon in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It is the lair of Bahamut, Hallowed Father of the Eidolons.

Story[]

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Final Fantasy IV[]

The party can visit the cave as soon as they acquire the Lunar Whale and fly to the Red Moon. At three points the path is blocked by a Behemoth in an inescapable set encounter. Once Bahamut is beaten at the end of the dungeon, Rydia can summon him in battle.

The After Years[]

After Fusoya and Golbez investigate the Impact Crater and fight the Mysterious Girl and Asura, Fusoya grows concerned for Bahamut's fate with the girl's power to control Eidolons. The two enter the Lair of the Father to check on him, and find him petrified. Instead of Behemoths, Count Malboro block the path at points.

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Quests[]

Eidolon search sidequest[]

In the mobile version of Final Fantasy IV, the player can embark on a quest to find eidolons scattered around the world. The seventh eidolon is found near Bahamut's hall in Lair of the Father, on the right side before the stairs. He asks Rydia if she is paying her respects, then the eidolon returns.

Items[]

Final Fantasy IV[]

Lair of the Father on the World Map from the original.

The After Years[]

Enemies[]

Final Fantasy IV[]

Before the Hallowed Father.

3D formations[]

The After Years[]

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Musical themes[]

"Town of Illusions"
Music

The Lair of the Father shares the background music of the Feymarch, "Town of Illusions".

Gallery[]

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