Dungeons are a key factor to Rune Factory and several can be explored throughout the game. Completion of these dungeons and defeating their bosses is necessary to progress in the game.
- Carmite Cave
- Toros Cave
- Clemens Cave
- Mt. Gigant
- Misty Bloom Cave
- Kasmir Ruins
- Danaan Cave
- Greed Cave
None of the dungeons can be accessed immediately. You will need to visit Mayor Godwin and be given a pass for each individual dungeon you wish to enter. Requirements that you have to meet before he hands the next pass over include tilling a certain number of tiles in a field, and advancing the plot.
Each dungeon is populated by strange machines that summon monsters, as well as strong doors that will block access to the deepest part of the dungeon. Until all of the machines have been destroyed, the door will not open, and each time you leave the dungeon the machines will return.
Early in Carmite Cave, Ivan will appear and offer an item that will beep once for each intact machine on the floor.
While you will only faint if you run out of HP outside a dungeon, you will die while in one. If you're sealed, you also won't be able to use magic to escape the dungeon. For this reason, it's not advised that you save inside dungeons while suffering from too many status ailments. It is possible to render your file unwinnable if you save inside a dungeons while both poisoned and sealed.