Walse Meteorite, also called Walse Meteor, is a location in the First World of Final Fantasy V. It is located just north to the town of Walse, and appears on the World Map only after speaking to King Walse in his castle. It does not become accessible until the Water Crystal has shattered.
Story[edit | edit source]
While the party is talking to King Walse in his castle, asking him to turn off the Crystal Amplification Machine, a meteorite comes falling down, landing to the east of Walse Tower. Alarmed by this, King Walse and his men set out to see after the Water Crystal.
The meteorite does not serve any purpose until after the Water Crystal has been shattered. It is only then that it is possible to enter the meteorite and find a teleporter leading to the Karnak Meteorite. This teleporter remains active for the entire time that the party remains in the First World.
Later, after the Earth Crystal has shattered and Galuf has returned to his planet, the party revisits the meteorite one last time alongside Cid and Mid in order to collect some Adamantite. Upon attempting to leave the area, the party has to face an enemy party of six Purobolos in battle.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Purobolos (Boss)
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
"Four Hearts" plays outside the meteor while "Dungeon" plays inside.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
meteorite is a solid piece of debris, from such sources as asteroids or comets, that originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface. It is called a meteoroid before its impact.A
In the pre-GBA versions they were known as meteors. meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a meteoroid or micrometeoroid, heated and glowing from entering the Earth's atmosphere, as it sheds glowing material in its wake. Meteors rarely explode in the Earth's atmosphere. The term has become associated with quickness with the adjective "meteoric". In the context of myth and superstition, meteors and comets sighted in Ancient and Medieval Europe were once held as ill omen, said to be the message of the heavens' displeasure of man's affairs to herald grave catastrophes.A
Pieces that withstand atmospheric ablation are known as meteorites, but the name of the spell in the series refers to the overall phenomenon.
Seeing that meteor refers to a piece that does not withstand atmospheric entry, the meteors were renamed meteorites to the GBA and following versions of Final Fantasy V.