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Raqia, initially known as the Unknown Cave (謎の洞窟, Nazono Doukutsu?) and mistaken for the Jade Passage at first by Minwu, is a dungeon in the Dawn of Souls and subsequent versions of Final Fantasy II. Here, Minwu finds Scott, Josef, and Ricard in different sections in the cave. It is identical to the Jade Passage, though it is flipped over and is given a palette swap. It is the starting point for the Soul of Rebirth mode.


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Minwu awakens in a place nearly identical to the entrance to the Jade Passage, complete with a cliff overlooking a subterranean lake. The White Mage of Fynn heads further into the cave and helps Scott defeat a group of Black Knights and Death Knights. They ascend to a higher floor and find Josef locked in combat with Borghen's undead form. After they banish the former Palamecian lackey, the three realize that they are in fact dead, and judge by their surroundings that they are in Jade.

On a still higher level, the trio help Ricard defeat a Roundworm, and with the Dragoon's alliance their party of four is complete. They travel past the underground waterfalls of the Unknown Cave, and by reaching a teleporter, are able to take refuge in the town of Machanon.

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Hidden Waterfall Shop[]

Like the shop at Jade Passage, this is location on B3, behind the waterfall at the bottom of the floor.

Item Cost
Berserk Tome 10,000 gil
Haste Tome 20,000 gil
Holy Tome 20,000 gil
Flare Tome 40,000 gil


Item Location
Elixir B1
Hellfire B2
Thief's Gloves B2
Ancient Sword B2
Silver Cuirass B3
Eye Drops B4
Golden Shield B4
Demon Spear B4
Aura Tome B4
Ether B5
Hi-Potion B5
Protect Ring B5









Musical themes[]


The background music in Raqia is "Dungeon".



Rāqîa means "firmament" in Hebrew. According to Genesis, on the Second Day of Creation, God created the rāqîa in the midst of Heaven's water to separate it from Earth. The rāqîa was seen from Earth as the sky.

In the Talmud, Raqia (as "Raki'a") is the second level of heaven.