The Gate of Lament is a barrier separating the Espada slums from the rest of the world; it is under the control of East Governer Pierre. The Gate is an icon of imprisonment to the those it confines. The hero Ricardo Raguel was executed here in the wake of the Espada Massacre 15 years prior to the beginning of Gungnir. In Scene 4, Esperanza under the control of their leader Ragnus, successfully siezed the stronghold, marking their first victory in the revolution and enabling them to move onward to oppose the Gargan Empire.