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Lunar Cry's point of origin determined by Esthar scientists. A security box restraining the power of the Crystal Pillar and ground energy field is set up. It is sealed to prevent the Crystal Pillar from entering the area.
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Tears' Point is a location in Final Fantasy VIII, located on the Great Plains of Esthar, east of Esthar City. The Solomon's Ring can be found here. If used while having 6 Malboro Tentacles, 6 Remedy+s, and 6 Steel Pipes, the player can obtain the Guardian Force Doomtrain. Tears' Point is one of the few areas on the world map that can be entered during endgame as it is an area where the player may acquire a non-drawn GF.


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When Lunatic Pandora settles in Tears' Point... Monsters from the moon will fall by an unknown force...
—Researcher at Lunar Base
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Concept art of a statue at Tears' Point.

Tears' Point was determined to be the most likely place for a Lunar Cry to happen by the scientists of Esthar. The English localization Information section calls it the "origin point" of Lunar Cry, but this is wrongly translated; in fact, Tears' Point is the site for the next Lunar Cry outbreak. To prevent the Crystal Pillar from summoning the Lunar Cry, the location was set up with a ground energy field that should have worked to deflect the energy field created by the Crystal Pillar, generated from the security boxes placed around the area's periphery. Statues ring the area, but their purpose (besides being ornamental) is unknown.

Seifer, under orders from Ultimecia, transports the Lunatic Pandora on the Tears' Point to perform a Lunar Cry. The energy field of the Crystal Pillar, combined with the Lunatic Pandora, is too powerful for the Tears' Point to contain, and most of the generators crack under pressure, and a Lunar Cry is unleashed on Esthar. When the swarm of monsters hits the atmosphere above Tears' Point, is disperses rather than hitting the ground directly, possibly the working of Tears' Point.

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Tears point entrance



The entrance to Tears Point shows the path to the middle framed by the security boxes on either side. There are two different backgrounds for this area: when visited before Lunar Cry the sky is visible, but after the Lunatic Pandora settles above it it will obscure the sky.

Tears point centre



The center of the complex has a large statues, surrounded on all sides by the boxes. The statues are seen cracking in an FMV when the energy field around the area is overwhelmed by the Crystal Pillar.


Tears Point Loc

Location on world map, indicated by crosshair.

Tears' Point is located at the Great Plains of Esthar's southeastern side. On the world map, it looks like a place with eight blue-colored structures. At the events related to the Lunatic Pandora, the enclosure would be seen floating above Tears' Point.

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