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No mortal has entered those depths ever since the entrance was mysteriously sealed.

Bishop at Esto Gaza

Mount Gulug is an extinct volcano on the Lost Continent in Final Fantasy IX. It was sealed long ago but is reopened by Kuja with the Gulug Stone. It used to be inhabited by an unseen race of mole people, but during the time it is visited in the game the mole people are gone and the place is infested with monsters. Like Alexandria Castle, there is an extraction circle in the lowest levels of the mountain. The extraction circle is lined with eyes, implying a connection to Terra. Mount Gulug is also a location in Final Fantasy, known as Mount Gulg.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Kuja and his army of black mages take Eiko to Mount Gulug to extract eidolons from her. Kuja orders the court jesters, Zorn and Thorn, to perform the ritual, but eidolons can only be safely extracted from their summoner once he or she has reached the age of sixteen.

Zidane and his party follow Kuja into the depths of the volcano and witness Eiko's pet moogle, Mog, defend Eiko from Zorn and Thorn. Mog transforms into the eidolon Madeen through Trance and repels the jesters via Terra Homing.

Eiko receives the Ribbon in memory of Mog and gains the ability to summon Madeen. Zidane helps Eiko battle Zorn and Thorn, who have morphed into the monstrous Meltigemini and while the party battles the beast Kuja flees the scene, having learned of Trance. In a back room, the heroes rescue Queen Hilda, Regent Cid's estranged wife.

Spoilers end here.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Mognet[edit | edit source]

The letter the party delivers from Mogrika from Esto Gaza to Moolan at Mount Gulug:


From Mogrika to Moolan

Artemicion rubbed it all over himself!
The machine needs it to function
properly, kupo!

I know how he must've felt.
I used it on myself once, too.
It's a wonderful thing, but...

The letter the party delivers from Moolan to Mogtaka further in Mount Gulug:

Where is Mognet Central?

From Moolan to Mogtaka

Artemicion used the item on himself!
I wanted to go to Mognet Central
and complain, but where the heck
is it located? Kupo?
I never even thought about it
until now. Kupo!

Blu Mag[edit | edit source]

Quina can eat Grenade or the red Vepal to learn Mustard Bomb, Worm Hydra to learn Bad Breath, Wraith to learn Freeze, and Red Dragon to learn Twister.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Battle background in Mount Gulug.

Items[edit | edit source]

Shops[edit | edit source]

All items purchased from Mogtaka's Mogshop.

Item Price
Potion 50
Hi-Potion 200
Phoenix Down 150
Echo Screen 50
Soft 100
Antidote 50
Eye Drops 50
Magic Tag 100
Vaccine 100
Remedy 300
Annoyntment 150
Tent 800

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Mount Gulug, Part 1[edit | edit source]

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Mount Gulug, Part 2[edit | edit source]

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Musical themes[edit | edit source]

The theme that plays in Mount Gulug is "Mount Gulug". It is a remix of "Gulg Volcano" from Final Fantasy.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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