the Els Forest in the PCE-CD/TGCD version of Valis III
Also known as:
A forest full of wild life in the surrounds of Vanity. It has the distinctive feature of a lake with a small island on Its middle where an ancient tower, named Gall's tower, was built. During the events of Valis III, this forest along with many other areas was taken by Glames's army in an attempt to dominate Vanity.
A lake hidden deeply in the forest. Gall's tower is located in the middle of this lake. During Valis III, this lake was patrolled by Dragon in order to prevent Yuuko and Cham from reaching the tower and rescue Valna as she was kept as a prisoner there.
Main article: Gall's tower
The Els Forest appears in all versions of Valis III, being the third level in the PCE-CD/TGCD version and the second level in the Mega Drive/Genesis one.
- The Els Forest must not be confused with the Forest area of Valis I's Famicom/NES version. Unlike the aforementioned area, Els Forest has a lake and Gall's tower and isn't located near Vanity city.
- In the PCE-CD/TGCD version, there are some water parts in the forest before reaching the lake. In the MD/Genesis version, this water is gone.
- The MD/Genesis version also features the forest with a darker background, making It resemble the Dark Forest from the Dark world that appeared in the Valis I version for that platform.