Seal of Fire
Lloyd Irving and his companions first travel to the Triet Ruins in order to reach the first seal. Outside, the party defeats a group of monsters. It is here when Kratos Aurion teaches the others some self-defending techniques: Guardian for Lloyd, Damage Guard for Colette Brunel, and Force Field for Genis Sage and Raine Sage. It is also the place where Raine exhibits her Ruin-Mode for the first time in front of the group. While analyzing the outside of the ruins, Raine discovers the "Oracle", which Colette proceeds to place her hand upon, revealing the entrance. Inside, the group makes use of the Sorcerer's Ring, igniting torches withing the walls in order to shift the layout of the dungeon. Upon reaching the seal, the group is forced to face a guardian trio of Fire-based foes. Afterward, Remiel appears and bestows angelic power to Colette, granting her wings and first Angel Skill, Angel Feathers. Colette collapses upon exiting the ruins, forcing the group to set up camp. Well aware of Remiel's words of trials and tribulations, they decide not to seek medical help, accepting the condition as a normal part of the transformation.
Pact with Efreet
Later, after forming a pact with Undine, the Summon Spirit of Water, the party has the option of returning to the ruins for Sheena Fujibayashi to form a pact with Efreet, the Summon Spirit of Fire. By forming this pact, Sheena will gain the Summon: Fire and Sylva Seal: Fire artes, as well as obtain the "Garnet" ring. If the party defeats Efreet after they obtain the Rheairds, Celsius, the Summon Spirit of Ice, will appear and speak with Efreet. She exhibits animosity toward him, mainly due to the fact that they are harmful to one another.
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Although the ruins were damaged because of the rampage of the Giant Kharlan Tree, an area is available to explore in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. However, since the Centurion of Fire, Ignis, is currently in a core state, the ruins are blanketed by snow, similar to Triet. Emil Castagnier and Marta Lualdi journey with Raine to the ruins in order to investigate Ignis's core. Upon arriving, Raine is shocked at its current state. Inside, they meet Genis, who explains that he is attempting to unveil the climate change mystery, as well as searching for Lloyd. They begin discussing the possible locations of the Centurions' cores when Raine comes to the conclusion that they are in the same place as the Summons Spirits were.
When they arrive at Ignis's altar, Raine bursts into "Ruin Mode", and Genis is forced to explain it to Emil and Marta. Raine then tells Marta to hatch the core, which she does, but Lloyd appears and attempts to steal the core from her. Marta then questions Lloyd about his motives, but when he is unresponsive, Emil adds that they are on a mission to save the world, so they need Lumen's core, which Lloyd possesses. Lloyd draws his sword, but Genis confronts him, asking him if he was the one who was involved in the Blood Purge. Lloyd refuses to answer, instead threatening to use force if they do not give him the core. Suddenly, there is a thundering roar, and Lloyd begins to leave. Emil then converts to "Ratatosk Mode" and attacks Lloyd, but fails as he defends himself and escapes. Afterward, the group is forced to fight a monster, which they defeat, and conclude that Lloyd ran when he realized the monster would attack. Before exiting, the group hears a noise, which Raine and Genis recognize and explain that it must be Lloyd using a Rheaird. Emil then reveals that another reason he hates Lloyd is because he does not realize how good and loyal his friends are. Raine counters, stating that regardless of what he is now, Lloyd was never the kind of person to turn his back on his friends. Outside, the snow has stopped, and Raine asks if they are still going to search for the cores. She marks the locations where the Summon Spirits were on a map, and explains that the closest is Celsius near Flanoir.
Tales of Symphonia: The Animation
In Tales of Symphonia: The Animation, Colette's Cruxis Crystal glows and awakens the guardian. Lloyd asks Raine to protect while they fight, then allows Genis to attack the guardian with Ice magic. While they fight, Colette hears the voice of Remiel, who asks her if she thinks the journey is too hard, which she denies. Once the guardian is defeated, the group contemplates where to head next. Kratos suggests Palmacosta, and beings to understand Raine's phobia when she hesitates about crossing the sea. Just then, Colette faints.
Tales of Symphonia manga
In the Tales of Symphonia manga, the group discovers the skeleton of a former Chosen's guardian. On it, Raine spots an Exsphere, which Lloyd states he can repair for her to use once they break the seal. During the battle with the guardian of the seal, Lloyd is burned on his arm, but healed by Kratos. Lloyd and Kratos then distract the guardian as Genis manages to cast Icicle, defeating it. While camping, a conversation occurs where an embarassed Lloyd asks Kratos to teach him more about sword fighting. As Lloyd admits how weak he feels, Kratos suddenly pets his hair, telling him that as long as he has something he wants to protect, he will grow stronger. This puzzles Lloyd, but he forgets it shortly after Raine comes and orders him to fix her Exsphere.