The Caves of Narshe was set up by Josh Alvies, a.k.a. Rangers51/R51 as a Final Fantasy VI website, on 31 July 1997. Since then, it has grown into an excellent source of information on FF1, FF4, FF5, FF6, FF7, FF9, FFT and CT, with a staff dedicated to constantly improving coverage and interactivity.
In addition to game information and media relating to Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy Tactics and Chrono Trigger, we offer a selection of related fanart and fanfiction.
We hope you enjoy your visit, and that you'll say hello in the forums or chat.
Well, we do kind of leave it up to you to determine what you do and don't want known about yourself at CoN. Of course, having an account with our site means that you are willing to share some information with us; however, the majority of that information is completely optional to share. Any information you share with CoN will be publicly visible to your fellow CoN visitors, though we do not bundle this information for any purpose other than metrics which we use only to better your experience.
We do collect a variety of information about you through automated means, typically through the use of the information that your web browser broadcasts about itself to every page you visit, be it on CoN or any other site on the web. This information does not identify you personally; at its most granular, it reports the internet protocol address used to access the site. CoN does not typically review information collected this way except in the cases of abuse of the site, or as part of aggregated data used to analyze site usage trends.
This site uses a tool that collects your requests for pages and passes elements of them to search engines to assist them in indexing this site. We control the configuration of the tool and are responsible for any information sent to the search engines. We allow only data related to your username at CoN and personal website address (where applicable) to be passed along. We strive to block other data, such as your user profile at CoN, from appearing in these search indicies; if you feel we're not doing a good enough job, please let us know and we'll work with you to find a mutually agreeable solution while still improving the site for all of your fellow users!
The Current Design
The "current" design is based on whatever you've grabbed from our style selector! What's that, Lassie? You've never been there? Well, then, try it now!
If you'd like to read about our designs past and present, and more about the site's history, try the CoN History features.
Anyway, to appreciate any of our site designs in their full respective glories, you will need a modern browser. "Modern," to us, means the most modern browser you can get from whichever company you prefer. If it's Firefox, great. If it's Chrome, sweet. If it's Internet Explorer, that's fine too, but please do try to make it IE9 or newer if you can! Otherwise, we can tell you that our site will probably work for you just fine, it might not look as neat. In fact, some things might go a little wonky visually, but you'll still be able to get all the information you want and need.
In general, any mostly standards-compliant browser should do the job. We don't do anything so fancy that it will fail outright if you're on a lousy browser. However, do let us know if you have problems.
The site probably looks best maximised at a resolution of 1024×768 or higher. If you're using anything smaller than that on desktop or laptop, we can't guarantee your experience, and some pages may look a little squashed. (It seems like our site looks pretty good on smartphones, too!) Whatever, though: we're smart enough to know that you're not going to change your resolution to view a Web site, so we hope it's working well for you, regardless of screen size or browser ethnicity.