Mount Gulug (グルグ火山, Gurugu-kazan) is an extinct volcano on the Lost Continent in Final Fantasy IX. It was sealed a long time ago in the past, but was re-opened by Kuja with the Gulug Stone. It is inhabited by an unseen race of Mole People as well as monsters.
Kuja and his army of Black Mages take Eiko to Mount Gulug in order to extract Eidolons from her. Kuja orders the court jesters, Zorn and Thorn to perform the ritual that would harness Eiko's Summoning powers for his own. The ceremony fails, as Eidolons cannot be extracted from their summoner until she or he has attained the age of 16.
Zidane and his party follow Kuja into the depths of the volcano and arrive in time to witness Mog, Eiko's pet Moogle, defend her from Zorn and Thorn. Mog transforms into the Eidolon Madeen through Trance and repels the jesters via Terra Homing. Eiko then receives the Ribbon in memory of Mog and gains the ability to summon Madeen. Zidane arrives in time to help Eiko battle Zorn and Thorn, who have morphed into the monstrous Meltigemini. After the beast's defeat, Zidane and his friends find that Kuja has fled, but not before noting the powers of Trance. In a back room, the heroes rescue Queen Hilda, Regent Cid's estranged wife.
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The theme that plays in Mount Gulug is known as "Gurugu Volcano", it is a remix of "Gulg Volcano" from Final Fantasy.
|Zidane Tribal - Vivi Orunitia - Adelbert Steiner - Garnet til Alexandros XVII - Freya Crescent - Quina Quen - Eiko Carol - Amarant Coral|
|Temporary playable characters|
|Marcus - Blank - Cinna - Beatrix|
|Black Waltz No. 1 - Black Waltz No. 2 - Black Waltz No. 3 - Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI - Garland - Kuja - Lani - Necron - SoulCage - Zorn and Thorn|
|Artania - Artemicion - Lord Avon - Baku - Black Mage No. 288 - Bobby Corwen - Choco - Erin - Cid Fabool VIII - Cid Fabool IX - Fratley - Gilgamesh - Queen Hilda - Hippaul - Jane - Lowell Bridges - Mikoto - Mog - Morrid - Nero Brothers - Knights of Pluto - Puck - Quale - Quan - Ruby - Queen Stella - Stiltzkin - Doctor Tot - Zebolt|
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|Conde Petie - Black Mage Village - Conde Petie Mountain Path - Madain Sari - Iifa Tree - Desert Palace - Earth Shrine - Mognet Central|
|Oeilvert - Daguerreo - Ipsen's Castle - Wind Shrine - Water Shrine - Chocobo's Lagoon|
|Esto Gaza - Mount Gulug - Fire Shrine - Shimmering Island|
|Bran Bal - Pandemonium|
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|Black Mage - Burmecian/Cleyran - Dwarves - Eidolon - Genome - Gargant - Human - Moogle - Oglop - Qu - Summoner|
|Active Time Event - Airship - Battle of the Iifa Tree - Blackjack - Chocobo Hot and Cold - Chocograph - Crystal - Festival of the Hunt - Frog Catching - Gulug Stone - Invincible - Jump Rope - Magic Stone - Mognet - Siege of Burmecia - Siege of Cleyra - Siege of Lindblum - Tantalus Theater Troupe - Tetra Master|
|Original Soundtrack - Original Soundtrack PLUS - Uematsu's Best Selection - Melodies of Life -Final Fantasy IX- - Piano Collections
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