Return to Alyssa and talk to her five times to hand over Graviton Cores Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon. After Epsilon is given, a scene plays, in which you get the Vagabond Artefact that activates the shiny gate along the east side.

Handing over the Graviton Cores (left). The gate is finally active (right).

After getting the Artefact, talk to Noel who’s standing near the door. Exit the building completely and grab a chocobo, ride it south, turn east and up the ramp. While on the ramp, you’ll spot the activated shiny gate on the northeast platform of Central Bridge.

Dismount the chocster, examine the shiny gate and use the Vagabond Artefact for a Live Trigger: (Caius could be waiting on the other side of the gate. Are you ready to face him? / Triangle), which in turn unlocks… Hmm, things seem to go very wrong for both Serah and Noel…

You have three AF??? nodes, and the one you need to go to is the middle one.


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    Square Enix
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  • Guide Release
    24 February 2012
  • Last Updated
    20 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Damir Kolar

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After the happy ending of Final Fantasy XIII, Serah Farron sets out on a search for her sister Lightning who mysteriously disappeared. No one but Serah remembers what happened that day underneath the crystal pillar and many believe Lightning died. Serah is not convinced however, and along with Noel, a mysterious time traveller from the future, she journeys through time and space to find her sister. Along the way, she uncovers dark and sinister truths that could destroy the timeline and set untold chaos in motion. You must join together to stop that from happening!

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