The Ronka Ruins, also known as Lonka Ruins, is a location in Final Fantasy V. The ancient ruins were built by the Ronka civilization who worshiped the Earth Crystal, the power-source of this flying city.
According to the "Chocobo's FF Laboratory" feature published in V Jump in 1993, the Ronka was built as a floating city because people believed the sun had the power to cure disease and wanted to live closer to it. The anti-gravity technology used to lift Ronka was the same as used in creating airships.
Upon reaching the Catapult, the party witnesses the arrival of the Ronka Ruins. After modifying the airship to fly higher, they bypass the ruins' defense systems. Near the crystal room they find King Tycoon impaired by the Archeoaevis, and he orders the Warriors of Light to defeat it.
After the battle they follow the king to the crystal room, but the Earth Crystal is destroyed, and Exdeath breaks free from his seal. A fourth meteorite falls near where Gohn once stood, this time carrying Krile, Galuf's granddaughter. She releases King Tycoon from Exdeath's possession with a thunder attack, and the party escapes with her. Tycoon dies as he protects the party from the crystal shards.
The party finds itself with four new jobs—Samurai, Dragoon, Dancer and Chemist. With the Earth Crystal no longer sustaining the airborne structure, the Ronka Ruins crash on the desert where Gohn used to be.
|Phoenix Down||Third Floor|
|Golden Armor||Second Floor|
|Golden Shield||Third Floor|
|Ancient Sword||Fourth Floor|
|Moonring Blade||Fourth Floor|
|Power Armlet||Fourth Floor|
|5000 gil||Fourth Floor|
Similar to the Catapult, "Musica Machina" (ムジカ・マキーナ, Mujika Makīna?) plays as the background theme to Ronka Ruins. An arrangement of the theme mixing synthesizers and real instruments is included on the Final Fantasy V: Dear Friends album.
As revealed in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, The First was once home to an ancient civilization known as the Ronka, who left a number of ruins behind. One of the empire's most sacred sites, the Qitana Ravel, serves as a dungeon and the lair of the Lightwarden ruling the sin eaters of the Rak'tika Greatwood.
The Ronkan Ruins are mentioned as one of the wonders. It bears the following description:
- The Ronkan Dynasty dominated the world from its skyborne castle until an enigmatic plague brought about its sudden and tragic demise. Today its empty ruins float in a cold and desolate silence.
A place called Ronka Region appears.