Bleak is a town of thieves located east of Auria. Due to its proximity to Dark Tower, home of the Dark Key, Bleak is in a perpetual state of night Ryu and his party come to Bleak in search of the Dark Key. After the party retrieves the Dark Key from Dark Tower, daylight returns to Bleak once again. Karn can help you get into the Auria safe, but he is at Krypt, and the only way to get there is to have the Icicle that can be obtained by trading a G.Bar for it from an old man in Bleak.
Chun-Li , a character from the Street Fighter Series (another series of games made by Capcom), can be seen here if you talk with a "magician" inside one of the buildings on the left side of town next to the second set of stairs at night. After you pay him the 100G he asks for, he will ask you to look away—say no twice, then say yes. You'll see Chun-Li doing her lightning kick move.
Bleak can be considered the opposite of Auria. While Auria is a place of wealth and perpetual light, Bleak is a place of poverty and perpetual darkness.
As it is a town of thieves, it is possible for the party to be robbed here.