After falling for Don Corneo's trap, Cloud and company are thrust into the sewers, whereupon they are assaulted by Corneo's pet, Aps. After defeating Aps, Tifa loses hope in Sector 7's plate still being intact, but is reassured by Aeris that it is not too late in saving everyone. They find a way out and emerge in the Train Graveyard.
This sewer is located beneath Sector 6 and Sector 7, and is divided into two segments for each screen. The Sector 6 segment is connected to a trap door from Corneo Hall, and is where Aps resides. At its top-right corner is another trap door down to the Sector 7 segment. This segment is smaller, and leads to a manhole that exits the sewer out to the Train Graveyard's southern portion.
The encounters are the same in both segments of the sewer. The player will either encounter Ceasars or Sahagins. Though both enemies have relatively high HP and will take a few hits to defeat, they deal little damage on their own. Magic can be used to end fights more quickly, and Ceasars are weak to Ice.
Two items can be found in the first segment (the segment from Sector 6). A Potion is obtained by taking the stairs at the bottom end of the screen and then running to the left, while the Steal Materia is found just before taking the door to the Sector 7 segment.
Escaping to Sector 7 Edit
After plummeting down to the Sewers from Don Corneo's bedroom trapdoor, the player will then talk to Aeris or Tifa. Following a conversation, they will then encounter the boss Aps. Aps has fairly high HP, and its attack Sewer Tsunami will deal considerable damage to all members of the party, but also to Aps as well. Aps is weak to Fire, meaning that casting the Fire spell is effective, though the player will want to heal if they are looking low. The fight is mostly an endurance battle, and Aps should go down after a prolonged battle.
After defeating Aps, the player must head through the trapdoor at the top-right corner of the screen to the Sector 7 portion of the sewers. At the end of this, they must take the ladder out to leave the sewers and enter the Train Graveyard.
Date mechanics Edit
The game has a hidden affection value that determines whom Cloud takes out on a date in Gold Saucer later. The outcome is determined by the dialogue and party member choices made prior to that point.
When the party lands in the sewer:
- Talk to Aeris first (+3 Aeris)
- Talk to Tifa first (+3 Tifa)
Musical themes Edit
The theme "Lurking in the Darkness" (闇に潜む, Yami ni Hisomu?) plays in the sewers.