Guide and Walkthrough by MaiShinobimasu
Version: 3.5 | Updated: 10/26/2021
FAQ of the Month Winner: January 2019 | Highest Rated Guide
Table of Contents
- Walkthrough: Arc I
- Deidon Hold
- Quoi Woods
- Shaikos Ruins
- Halure Revisited
- Ehmead Hill
- Capua Nor
- Magistrate's Palace
- Capua Torim
- Caer Bocram
- Keiv Moc
- Walkthrough: Arc II
- Dahngrest Revisited
- Heliord Revisited
- Capua Torim Revisited
- Weasand of Cados
- Mantaic Revisited
- Weasand of Cados Revisted
- Nordopolica Revisited
- Dahngrest Revisited Again
- The Manor of the Wicked
- Mt. Temza
- Phaeroh's Crag
- Aspio Revisited
- Renansula Hollow
- Egothor Forest
- Yormgen Revisited
- Zaphias Revisited
- Walkthrough: Arc III
- Zaphias Revisited Again
- Aspio Revisited Again
- Dahngrest Revisited Yet Again
- Zopheir Revisited
- Nordopolica Revisited Again
- Phaeroh's Crag Revisited
- Ereaulmen Crystallands
- Relewiese Hollow
- Capua Nor & Atherum Revisited
- Walkthrough: Postgame
- Remaining Side Quests
- Labyrinth of Memories
- Nordopolica Coliseum
- Necropolis of Nostalgia
- Tarqaron Revisited
- Miscellaneous Gameplay & Mechanics
- Fatal Strikes
- Over Limit
- Burst Artes
- Sorcerer's Ring
- Weapon Skills & Skill Symbols
- Search Points
- Difficulty Settings
- Cooking Recipes
- Altered Artes
- Yuri's Altered Artes
- Estelle's Altered Artes
- Repede's Altered Artes
- Karol's Altered Artes
- Rita's Altered Artes
- Raven's Altered Artes
- Judith's Altered Artes
- Patty's Altered Artes
- Flynn's Altered Artes
- Mystic Artes
- Yuri's Mystic Artes
- Estelle's Mystic Artes
- Repede's Mystic Artes
- Karol's Mystic Artes
- Rita's Mystic Artes
- Raven's Mystic Artes
- Judith's Mystic Artes
- Patty's Mystic Arte
- Flynn's Mystic Artes
- Yuri & Flynn's Dual Mystic Arte
- Yuri's Titles
- Estelle's Titles
- Repede's Titles
- Karol's Titles
- Rita's Titles
- Raven's Titles
- Judith's Titles
- Patty's Titles
- Flynn's Titles
- Collector's Book
- Monster Book
Walkthrough: Arc III
Note that for those that are not interested in Side Quests, this will be a very short arc. As you will no doubt notice by the ungodly amount of blue Side Quest boxes you will be skipping over.
After the scenes, leave the room. Proceed down the stairs and towards the north for more scenes. After the scenes, exit Yuri's room again and head north for yet another scene.
Once you are back in control, fly to Aspio.
Head up the stairs to the center of the city for a scene. Then go to Rita's hut and speak to her for another scene. After, fly to Dahngrest.
Head to the center of the city for a scene. Then go to Guild's Union HQ for another scene.
Before moving on, we have a number of Side Quests to take care of.
|World Map Side Quest (4)|
Fly over Mt. Temza for a scene.
|Yumanju Side Quest (2)|
Talk to the receptionist for a scene. If a scene does not start, sleep at any Inn and come back. Pay her 300,000 Gald. After, sleep at any Inn and speak to the receptionist again. Pay her 600,000 Gald for another scene. If you can't afford it now, don't worry. There is no time limit on this quest.
|Myorzo Side Quest (4)|
Enter the Elder's House. Examine the stand in front of the back wall for a Bush Baby Doll. Exit then enter the Elder's house again and examine the stand for another scene. Now fly to Aspio and speak to Tort in the center of the city. Estelle will learn Astion.
|Mantaic Side Quest (7)|
Hand over an Hourglass and an All Divide for a Gel Set.
|Zaphias Side Quests (4)|
Speak with Leblanc, who is sitting on the southeast bench in the center of the city. Raven will receive the Imperial Knight's Captain Title.
Follow the path to the west in the Noble's Quarter towards for a scene. Then continue towards the mansion for another scene. Yuri will get the Dark Enforcer Title.
|Capua Torim Side Quests (7)|
Go to the harbor to see a scene.
Now speak to a woman standing to the east of the western stairs. Donate 500,000 Gald and then head towards the west exit for another scene. Estelle will receive the Noble Princess Title. You can do this later.
|Zaude Side Quests|
You can now travel to Zaude and battle Gauche and Droite in the same room you fought Yaeger. However, I strongly advise against doing so at this point, as you will most likely get destroyed. I will post the strategy for facing them here if you want to give it a shot. You can battle them later at anytime when your party is strong enough.
After winning the battle, you will receive the Divine Cannon and the Letter of Challenge (L. Claw), which will unlock 100 Man Melee in the Coliseum. Do not clear the 100 Man Melee yet, as you will not receive the maximum reward for doing so. In order the receive the maximum reward, you must first receive the other three Letters of Challenge. So it would be a waste of time doing it right now.
|Heliord Side Quests (5)|
Speak to the man running the item shop for a scene. You will receive a Title for the character you chose to distract the guard earlier in the game. To receive the other two Titles, you must bring him the materials necessary to make them. It is impossible to gather some of the materials you need at this time. So I will revisit this Side Quest later when they are available.
Go to the lower portion of the city and head southwest for a scene. Now leave the city and fight ten battles. After, return to the southwest area of the lower portion of Heliord for another scene. After the scene, speak to Barrelow X. He is standing to the southeast near the tent. You will receive Karolow X (no pop-up window and not registered in the Collector's Book).
Get near the giant blastia in the center of the city for a scene. This scene can only be activated at night. So sleep on the World Map until it is nighttime.
|Dahngrest Side Quests (6)|
Enter the eastern item shop and speak to the soldier standing to your right. After, open the chest behind the now unlocked gate for the (C) F Statue.
Go to the western tavern and speak to the right bartender. Then speak to him again to receive the Ghasfarost, Basement Key. Now fly to Gahsfarost. Enter the front door and examine the control panel to the northwest of the entrance for a scene. Then shoot it with your ring. Descend the stairs for a scene. You will receive the False Dein Nomos. After the scene, open the chest to the southwest for a Limit Bottle.
Speak to Yu, who is standing by the eastern entrance/exit. Now fly to the port in Capua Torim. Here, speak to Nobis, who is standing near the western entrance/exit. Choose to accept the job. Now fly back to Dahngrest and enter the Inn for a scene. Now go to Mt. Temza. Check to the far northeast of the last area and examine the red object for a scene. You will receive the Everlight Ore. As you exit Mt. Temza, you will see a scene. Last, speak to Nobis in Capua Torim for 5000 Gald.
Speak to the right bartender in the western tavern. Tell him you are looking for more work. Then accept the job. Now fly to Zaphias and speak with Leblanc, who is standing by the fountain in the Lower Quarter. Go to the Inn here in Zaphias. Speak to Mimula, the blue haired woman in front of the counter for a scene. Now fly to the Manor of the Wicked for a scene. Fly back to Dahngrest and speak to Yu, who is still standing by the eastern entrance/exit. You will receive the Letter to Leviathan's Claw.
Go back to the Manor of the Wicked for a scene and a fight. Now fly back to Zaphias. Go to the Lower Quarter and head towards the Inn for a scene. Then continue south and speak with Mimula. DECLINE THE REWARD. Then speak with Leblanc, who is standing by the fountain in the Lower Quarter. Last, speak with the right bartender in the western tavern for 6000 Gald.
Speak to the right bartender in the western tavern. Tell him you're looking for another job. Then accept the job. Now go to the Guild's Union HQ and speak with the two people in the northeast corner. Now fly to Baction. Go down the ladder and two rooms up to the wall you broke previously and go down the stairs to B2F. Enter the room that is to the west of the southeastern most room. If you left it unexplored as I suggested before, you can see it very easily on your map. Examine the shovel on the ground in the center of the room to get the Shovel. Return to the two people in the Guild's Union HQ for 5500 Gald.
|Deidon Hold Side Quest (4)|
Talk to a man standing near the tents to play the Border Repede mini game. Clear the course you are forced to race with a decent time and Repede will receive the Snow Delivery Dog Title. Clear each of the following courses with the correct Overdrive attachment equipped on Repede in order to unlock a Title for that respective character. The time limits are very generous. So don't focus much on speed, as you'll just lose control. Just focus on maintaining a good, steady pace without crashing and you'll easily clear the courses in time.
You won't be able to complete most of these now, as you won't have the proper Overdrive attachment yet. So you can come back anytime later to do this.
Course 1: Clear in under 1:00 with the Overdrive Princess attachment equipped. Estelle will get the Holy Night Delivery Girl Title.
With all of this finally finished, you can fly northeast back to the icy wasteland of Zopheir to continue. Enter from the east side.
Enter for a scene. At the fork you start at, take the western path and you will eventually see another scene.
After the scene, shoot the iceberg to the north to reveal a hidden chest. Circle around to the chest, and just to the southwest of it, you should see an iceberg containing another chest. Shoot it to release it. Open the first chest for a Spirit Symbol. Shoot the iceberg to the east to send it in that direction. Now circle back around to open the second chest you revealed for an All Divide. Continue to the east to eventually find the iceberg you shot in that direction near the eastern exit. Shoot that iceberg to the north to reveal a chest containing an Hourglass. Now head towards the Aer Krene.
When you get to the Aer Krane, do not inspect it yet. Instead, continue to the west. Go south at the fork and shoot another iceberg with a chest sticking out of it. Circle around and open the chest you just revealed for a Miracle Gel. Now shoot the iceberg to the northeast of the iceberg that has a chest sticking out. Now shoot the iceberg that has a chest sticking out to reveal a Lapis Lazuli. This iceberg seems to be buggy and has to be shot from a very specific angle. I shot it from the southwest edge of the platform and it finally moved.
Now save and examine the Aer Krane for a scene and a mini game. All you have to do is press the corresponding button when it passes through the blue circle. If you perform well enough at the mini game, you will get a Death Contrast +2α, Dark Avenger +1, and a Moonstone. If you don't get all three, I recommend reloading and trying again.
After, head toward the eastern exit for a scene. On the World Map, fly to Nordopolica.
Land in front of the city and approach it for a scene and a boss fight.
Secret Mission: N/A
After the scenes, leave the Coliseum for another scene. Exit the city for yet another scene.
Before moving on, we have more Side Quests to take care of.
|Aspio Side Quests (5)|
You will get a scene on entry. Head to the center of the city for another scene
|Halure Side Quests (3)|
Speak with the kids near the base of the giant tree. Estelle will receive the Fairy Tale Weaver Title. Then leave the city and reenter it. Go to the base of the giant tree for another scene. Estelle will learn Force Field.
|Dahngrest Side Quest (7)|
Rest at the Inn for a scene.
|Myorzo Side Quests (5)|
Speak with the Elder for a scene.
Speak to the kid in the southeast part of the city for a mini game. All you have to do is fly through rings around the world. You must clear all five levels of the mini game. Clearing level three grants you the Krones' Dew item, which grants Ba'ul the ability to land on ice. Complete all five levels and Judith will get the Super Dragon Rider Title as well as the Ultimate Red Cape.
After you have cleared all five levels of the Dragon Race, go sleep at the empty house. Now go talk to the kid again. If you have made the glyph for Fatal Strikes appear 1000 times (you don’t have to perform the actual Fatal Strike), Judith will receive the Into The Sky Title. You can come back anytime for this.
|World Map Side Quest (5)|
Sail to the west of Nordopolica and check a circle of seagulls for a scene. Patty will get the Head-turner Title.
With these Side Quests done, fly to Phaeroh's Crag.
Hover above Phaeroh's Crag and look around. You should see Phaeroh flying around the area. When you spot him, chase him down for a scene.
Now fly northeast of Heliord to a lone ice continent. Enter the cave here.
Enter for a scene.
Go east at the fork and open the chest for a Limit Bottle. Go back to the fork and go north to move on. A bit of a ways to the north, you will spot a crystal blocking a path leading west. Shoot the crystal and open the chest for a Sephira. Keep following the path until you find an ice crystal to your north. Break it and open the chest for a Melange Gel.
Now continue to the east and break the ice crystals as you go to clear the path. You will eventually come to a river. Open the chest to the north for a Stun Talisman. Shoot the large crystal to knock it over and create a bridge. Cross the river and break the crystal to the north to find two chests containing a Rare Protector and a Cowboy Hat.
Now follow the path to the southeast to a scene.
You will be at a fork with a bunch of paths and a save point. Follow the path southeast to find a Highlander. Head back to the fork and break the crystal to the northeast to find a Dark Avenger. Now go back to the fork and follow the path north. Go north at another fork. Break the crystal and open the trapped chest. After you beat it, you will get 25000 Gald. Head back to the previous fork and go northeast. Open the chest here for 2x Lemon Gels and 2x Pineapple Gels.
Continue east at the fork and follow the path until it eventually curves to the south. Break the crystal in your way and open the three chests for a Spinning Drill Hammer, Strike Eagle, and a hidden chest to the left of the other two for a Sword Whip.
Go back to the north at the fork you ignored. Break the crystal and follow the path. Open the chest here for a Scorpia. Then keep following this path. Shoot a crystal to create a path across the river. You will see the Giganto, Fenrir here. He is very much possible to defeat at this point. Whether you fight it or not, continue to the north and break the crystal here revealing chests containing a Basil, Saffron, and a Red Savory.
Now head back and follow the path leading to the west until you see a massive beast to the north. Head towards it. On the way, break the crystal to your right and follow the path for an Orochi +1 and a Longinus.
Now return to the main path and continue north. Open the chest for 3x Life Bottles and a healing save point. Proceed forward for a boss battle.
Secret Mission: Knock Gusios down while he is reared back on his hind legs.
As far as Gusios' offense is concerned, he can and will stun your party members frequently, but this is usually an annoyance at worst. What you really need to worry about, is its ability to cast Tidal Wave instantly while in Over Limit. The attack cannot be avoided and will hit your entire party, so this can be very dangerous. The best way to protect yourself against this is to equip any Aqua Capes you have, cook magic defense boosting dishes, and make sure your party's HP is topped off every time he enters Over Limit.
After the scene, backtrack all the way out of here to leave.
Fly to the mountainous continent furthest to the southeast on the World Map. Search the middle, eastern end for the mountains for an area that is a hill and not just a flat surface. Land at the base and enter.
After the scene, follow the path. The first chest you open will attack you. Defeat it for a Forte Staff. Continue to follow the path until you reach a fork. Go right and open a chest for a Bahamut's Tear. Return to the fork and go left this time.
You will find a chest containing a Life Bottle along the way. Keep following the path and you will find a chest containing a Dragon Protector. At this three way fork, take the middle path leading east to find a Kritya Circlet and a Hero Coat.
Go back to the three way fork and take the southern most path. You'll quickly come to another fork. Follow the path to the east to a chest containing a Death Slinger. Now go back and follow the western path.
Follow the path and you will find a chest containing a Pineapple Gel. You will eventually come to a fork. Go east to find a Saturn Claw and an Alexandrite. Now return all the way to the fork and take the west path for a scene.
After the scene, open the nearby chest for a Sonic Cleaver and use the healing save point. Follow the path to the right until you reach a fork. Take the left path leading up to a chest that will attack you. Defeat it and you will get a Dragon Mail. Now return to the fork and continue down the path leading east for a Star Rod. Then take the nearby southern path to find 2x Limit Bottles. Go west to find a Dragon Helm hidden behind a rock at the end of the path. Return to the fork and go east to find a chest containing a Melange Gel, Apple Gel, and an Orange Gel.
Continue following the path down until you reach a cave with a save point out front. When you are ready, enter the cave. Follow the path for a scene and a boss fight.
Secret Mission: Strike her while she recovers from her Earthquake attack.
After the scene, investigate the north end of the cave for 40000 Gald. You must now backtrack out of here. You will get a scene at the save point halfway up. Select to call Ba'ul when prompted to skip the rest of the way to the World Map. Then you will see another scene. Once you fly a short distance, you will see another scene.
Note that Estelle can now potentially use her second Mystic Arte, Ultimate Elementia. If you do all of her Burst Artes (except Cat Teaser) more than 20 times, enter Over Limit Lv. 4 (synthesize the Limit Quartet if needed), and use an Arcane, Altered, Burst, or advanced magic Arte while holding the 'Attack' AND 'Artes' buttons, she will launch Ultimate Elementia. So if you haven't already done it, I suggest grinding Estelle's Burst Artes to 20+ uses each. It doesn't take long. It may sound like a lot of work, but it's well worth it.
Anyways, we need to go to Capua Nor next. But before we go there, we have more Side Quests to take care of.
|Aspio Side Quest (6)|
I promised I would warn you about the deadline regarding this quest. And now here it is. If you have not yet seen the scene in the library for completing 50% of the Collector's Book, right now is the deadline. If you progress any further without triggering this scene, further completion of this quest will be impossible for the remainder of the game.
|Halure Side Quest (4)|
When you have completed 100% of the Collector's Book, go toward the fountain to the west for a scene. You will receive 3x Limit Bottles and Estelle will receive the Itemania Title. While it is impossible to complete this quest now, right now is the earliest point this Side Quest can be completed on a New Game + run. There is no cut off for this part of the Side Quest. So do not worry about missing it.
|World Map Side Quests (6)|
Fly to the southwest of Nordopolica to find a set of four small islands. Enter the piled up stones for a scene. Follow the path towards a cave for another scene. You will get the second Fell Arm, Zarich.
Now enter the cave and follow the path. When you reach a fork at the Aer Krene, go left and approach the platform at the center of the room for a scene. You will get the Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 4. Now exit this place.
|Quoi Woods Side Quest (3)|
From the north entrance of Quoi Woods, follow the path and you will soon see a patch of vines blocking a path to the north. Burn the vines away with your ring and proceed onward. Here you will find the Giganto, Chimera Butterfly, which is very beatable at this point. You can shoot the trees here to make fruit fall down. Open the chest to the southeast for a Rebirth Ring. Open the two chests hidden behind a tree at the north for an Overdrive Kid and the third Fell Arm, Glasya Labolas.
|Relewiese Hollows Side Quest|
No in depth explanation is required here. Simply make your way around the mountain again while burning any bushes or logs you come across to find hidden chests. You will find a Red Sage, Red Chamomile, Red Savory, 2x Red Lavender, Red Verbena, Overdrive Princess, and the fourth Fell Arm, Mercurius. The Overdrive Princess is hidden rather well in an out of sight chest behind a burnable bush just below the entrance.
|World Map Side Quest (7)|
Shortly after returning to Ba'ul, you will see a scene.
|Keiv Moc Side Quest (2)|
When you enter, burn the red plant to the northwest and open the chests for a Sage and a Blue Talisman. Proceed along the tree roots to the far northwest and continue west past the light at the fork. Follow the tree roots until you reach the ground and continue along the path. Burn the red bush at the end, followed by another red bush to find a chest containing a Savory.
Return to the light at the fork and head south this time. On the next screen, climb the tree root immediately to the right. At the fork, follow the northern root up and burn the bush to the east to drop the chest down below. Then continue to the north and burn the bush for a Lavender. Now go back to the fork and take the southern root down to the ground. Burn the bush for a Mysterious Piece and open the chest you dropped down before for an Overdrive Old Man. Now backtrack to the save point.
Burn the bush just to the north of the save point for a Red Saffron. Now continue up the tree root at the north. When you come to a fork, go north and burn the bush. Open the chest to the right for the fifth Fell Arm, Nebilim. Now follow the path to the left and burn the bush. Follow the path to the south for a Blue Dice and a Paralysis Charm. Last, continue to the area where you fought Gigalarva and burn the bush to the west to get Elemental Goggles and a Chamomile. You can then use the green swirl to exit this place.
With these Side Quests done, fly to Capua Nor to progress.
Scene on entry. After the scene, book a room at the Inn for more scenes. Follow the west path to the Magistrate's Palace and circle around back to the dock for another scene. After, get on the boat and ride it to the ship.
On the deck, go right for a scene. After the scene, go to the right side of the deck and climb up two ladders. Enter the door here to find a healing save point. Then go upstairs to the Captain's cabin. Climb the ladder there for a scene and a boss fight.
Secret Mission: Use the Maris Stella.
After the scene, you will receive the Maris Gemma and the Pirate's Gun: Black Thunder.
After the scenes, go inside the Inn and enter the left room for another scene. After, approach the port's south exit for another scene.
Before we move on, there are more Side Quests available now. Avoid flying over the northeast corner of the middle, southern most continent, as that will drag you into a scene. And we don't want that yet.
|Capua Torim Side Quests (8)|
Rest at the Inn for a scene. This requires Karol to have the 'Girly' Title from the Sexy Clothes Side Quest. Also the 'Girly' Title must NOT be equipped. If you chose Karol as the diversion earlier in the game, you should have this by now. If not, the completion of the Sexy Clothes Side Quest is required before doing this one.
Enter the Lighthouse Keeper's House at the docks and speak to the woman there for a scene. Climb up the ladder for another scene. Inspect the pirate doll in the northeast corner of the room for another scene. Then check the flag hanging on the wall to the northwest. Now go out the northwest door for another scene. Out on the balcony, check the box to the right for a Holy Bottle. Now you can leave Patty's room using the ladder.
|Zaphias Side Quests (5)|
Fly over Zaphias for a scene.
Enter the Lower Quarter from the World Map for a scene. Now climb the stairs leading up Zaphias Castle for another scene.
Sleep in Yuri's room for a scene. Rita gets the Estelle's Best Friend Title and Estelle gets the Best Friends Title.
Enter Estelle's bedroom in Zaphias Castle for a scene. Now go to the last area of Zaude for a scene. You will receive the Great Pirate Symbol. You will now be able to enter the Necropolis of Nostalgia. I will not be covering the Necropolis of Nostalgia yet, as it is far too much to cover here. I recommend you wait until you have cleared the main story before starting this dungeon.
|World Map Side Quest (8)|
At this point in the game, your party should be strong enough to defeat all eleven Gigantos. Here is their locations.
Bloody Beak - The most southeast part of Weccea
With all eleven Gigantos defeated, go to the caravan, which is just north of Halure. Speak to Rich eleven times to receive eleven items. One for each Giganto. After you have received all eleven items, another scene will automatically start. Karol will receive the Valiant Swordsman Title.
With that done, speak to Karen and choose to rest there. Then speak to Rich for another short scene. Now fly to Capua Torim and speak to Rich's father to the right of the shop in Capua Torim. Then return to the caravan and speak to Rich for another scene.
|Nam Cobanda Isle Side Quests|
Fly to the island furthest to the northwest on the World Man and enter the building there for a scene. Choose to buy a ticket. You will receive the Nam Cobanda Isle, Entry Ticket.
Speak to the Kowz furthest to the northeast for a scene. You can speak to this Kowz anytime you want to have a rematch with a boss you have already fought. This is primarily used to accomplish Secret Missions you may have missed before. You will not receive any experience, Gald, Grade, or items for winning these fights.
Enter the west building near the entrance for a scene. Speak to the Kowz immediately above you for another scene. You will receive 5 chips. Then speak with the Kowz standing behind the table to the southeast for another scene. Now exit the building and go back in for another scene with Kaufman. You will be forced to play a few games of poker. Whether you win or lose, Judith will receive the Legendary Gambler Title. If you lose, you will get 15,000 Gald. If you win, you will get 20,000 Gald.
We are going to need a lot of chips. I suggest playing poker. I don't even know how to play poker and it only took me a few minutes to earn several hundred thousand chips.
Speak to the Ant Lion in the Gymnasium and spend 250,000 or more chips at the prize shop. After, Judith will receive the Poker Face Title. With this done, enter the right building, the Shoe Locker, and speak to Kaufman for a scene.
Examine the cardboard cutout behind the prize shop to find the Wonder Chef. He teaches you the recipe for Vichyssoise.
Have Estelle cook the Vichyssoise recipe until you learn the recipe for Pork Miso Soup.
Have Yuri cook the Pork Miso Soup recipe until you learn the recipe for Udon Noodles Hot Pot.
Now fly to the northeast corner of the middle, southern most continent. A scene will automatically start when you draw near.
After the scene, you will receive the Vesperia No. 1. After another scene, run to the north and fight the monsters along the way. You will eventually reach a scene.
After, you will now take control of Yuri, Flynn, and Repede while you fight dozens and I mean dozens of monsters in one very long battle. You will more than likely need a lot of Gels and Life Bottles to survive this endurance bout. Be ready to use a lot of Panacea Bottles as well, as the praying mantis enemies will very frequently inflict your allies with the stone ailment. Set your allies to spread out and fight, fight, fight. Use Mystic Artes. Burst Artes. Hold nothing back. Sooner or later, the fight will end.
After the scenes, you will be in the middle of a field. Make sure to activate the save point here, as it will disappear soon, and you need to touch every single one in the game for an Achievement. Anyways, head for the exit to the south for a scene. You will then be back on the World Map. Fly to Dahngrest. Before we move on with the story, we have a few Side Quests to take care of.
|Dahngrest Side Quest (8)|
Just north past Dahngrest's Inn, a scene will start. Choose to accept the job. Now leave Dahngrest and fly to Mantaic. Go left past the Inn for a scene. Now fly to Mt. Temza and approach the Giganto, Pterobronc for a scene. Draw closer for another scene. You will now have to defeat Pterobronc. If you have already defeated it, you have have to beat it again. But this wimp should be child's play at this point, so I consider this a plus as it's another good chance for experience and Gald. You will get the Pterobronc Claw. Now go back to Mantaic and speak to Dyne, who is standing next to the shop. You will get 8000 Gald.
|Nam Cobanda Isle Side Quest (2)|
Enter the Gymnasium and speak to the man near the stage to the far west. Yuri will get the Improvisionist Title. Estelle will get the Heroic Actress Title. Karol will get the Brilliant Support Role Title. And Rita will get the Spotlight Hog Title. You will also receive the Hero's Sword and Shield of Valor for Estelle.
With these tasks done, fly back to Dahngrest. Head to the Guild's Union HQ and enter the Don's Chamber for a scene. Now exit the city and fly to Nordopolica for a scene. After, fly back to the northeastern part of the middle, southern most continent. Enter the city there. After the scenes, we have something else we can do.
|Aurnion Side Quests|
Go to the southeast corner of the city and examine the strange object. The Wonder Chef will teach you the Crepe recipe.
Have Rita cook the Crepe recipe until you learn the recipe for Fruit Parfait.
Go inside the Inn and examine the left and right drawers for a Specific and a Treat. Go to the shop and buy or synthesize the best weapons and armor you can for Yuri in preparation for what's immediately coming.
Now speak to Flynn at the center of the city for a short scene. Then go to the south entrance and speak to Flynn again. Select the first option when prompted for a scene and a boss fight.
Secret Mission: Allow Flynn to use all of his Artes. This will become the primary focus of the strategy for this battle, as you must plan the whole fight out accordingly if you want to clear this Secret Mission.
You can win or lose this fight to progress this story, but you must win in order for the Secret Mission to count once you've fulfilled the requirements.
After the scene, head north for another. Once you are in control, head to the northwest building, which is the Aurnion HQ, and examine the nightstand between the beds for 3x Limit Bottles. Then speak to the old man standing outside the Inn and choose to rest there for more scenes.
You will receive the Vesperia No. 2. Flynn will come equipped with the White Knight Sword, which contains the 'Special' skill, allowing him to use his Mystic Arte!
You will end up on the World Map. Land in front of Aurnion but DO NOT go inside yet. This is an important fork in the road moment for those who care about Side Quests and those that do not.
Have you been trying to accomplish every Side Quest since the start of the game? If yes, move on to the 'Endgame' section now and continue from there.
Do you not care about Side Quests? Then feel free to skip the 'Endgame' section and move on to the 'Tarqaron' section.
For those of you interested in completing all of the Side Quests, I told you to not enter Aurnion yet for a very important reason. The next set of Side Quests involving the town of Aurnion and Brionac is infamous for being very tricky. Even the slightest mistake can mess everything up and cause you to permanently miss completing the Brionac Side Quest. If you care about finishing this elusive Side Quest, I implore you to follow these steps EXACTLY AS I LIST THEM AND DO NOT BREAK THE ORDER. You will also want to save now AND create a backup save that you can load in case something goes wrong. I repeat . . .
CREATE A SEPARATE SAVE FILE ON THE WORLD MAP BEFORE YOU ENTER AURNION. I HAVE GIVEN YOU EVERY WARNING POSSIBLE. IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO TAKE THIS ADVICE AND MESS SOMETHING UP, IT IS YOURS AND ONLY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Once you have obtained the Brionac in Caer Bocram, you will officially be safe. When you are ready, enter Aurnion so we can begin.
|Aurnion Side Quests (2)|
If Raven has 102 or more skills, this scene will activate first when you enter Aurnion. Raven will receive the Shining Star Title.
If you received Raven's Shining Star Title, leave Aurnion and reenter for another scene. This scene will activate next if Repede is over level 60. Repede will receive the Tough Hound Title.
If you received Repede's Tough Hound Title, leave and then reenter Aurnion for another scene. Yuri will learn Final Gale.
Set Rita as your on-screen character. Then examine the giant blastia at the center of town EXACTLY TWICE for EXACTLY TWO scenes.
Book a room at the Inn for a scene between Judith and Rita.
Stay at the Inn a second time for a scene between the four spirits.
Stay at the Inn a third time for scene with Kaufman.
Stay at the Inn a fourth time for another scene between Judith and Rita.
Leave and then reenter Aurnion. You can find Drake next to the Aurnion HQ. Speak to him for a scene. Yuri gets the Certified Soldier Title.
Leave and then reenter Aurnion. Speak to Drake behind the tents at the northeast and Flynn will get the Ideal Commandant Title.
Leave and then reenter Aurnion. Speak to Drake, who is still standing at the northeast. Estelle receives the Worldly Adventurer Title.
Leave town. Set your on screen character as Raven. Now reenter Aurnion and speak to Drake, who is now standing next to the giant blastia at the center of town. Raven learns Vanji Lost.
|Caer Bocram Side Quest (2)|
Use the teleporters to climb to the third level of this place and enter the house to the extreme northwest. You will hopefully see a scene and receive the Brionac.
If this scene did not trigger and you did not get the Brionac, something went wrong. Reload your back up save from before you started this section and try again. And try to follow my steps EXACTLY as I list them. I've had times where the scene in Caer Bocram did not activate despite me believing that I followed the steps perfectly. I then reloaded my backup save and the scene triggered on my next attempt. Yes. Getting the Brionac is THAT tricky. Once you have obtained the Brionac, you are officially safe and can save at your leisure again.
|Aurnion Side Quests (3)|
Speak to the knight in front of Aurnion HQ. You will have to get the materials he asks for to help rebuild Aurnion. The following is the raw materials you need and where you can find them. You need three of each.
Desier Gold Dust - Deadwreath (Mt. Temza)
When you have gathered these materials, hand them over to the guard to finish this part of the quest.
Go inside the Inn and speak to the doctor here for a scene. After the scene, go back inside the Inn and speak to the doctor again. Next, speak to the man standing near the Inn owner for another scene. After, exit then reenter Aurnion and approach the Inn. If Estelle has healed at least 4000000 HP over the course of the game, a scene will start. Estelle will receive the Dedicated Paramedic Title.
|Zaphias Side Quests (6)|
Walk around the town square for a scene.
Examine the fountain in the Lower Quarter for a scene.
Enter the Inn for a scene. Patty will receive the Amazing Chef Title.
Sleep in Yuri's room to receive the Letter of Challenge (Flynn).
|Halure Side Quests (5)|
Enter for a scene.
Take a few steps towards the path to the southwest for a scene. Rill will learn Meteor Storm.
Speak to Sicily near the Inn for a scene. Speak to him multiple times to receive any joke weapons you have fulfilled the requirements for. You may come back at anytime to get any joke weapons you may have missed. Below are the requirements for each weapon.
Your last battle must not be completed on easy - Estelle will receive the Cat Teaser.
|World Map Side Quests (9)|
Near Halure, stay at the caravan for a scene. Repede will learn Shining Fang. Stay again and you will receive the Order of the Loyal Hound and the Ultimate Dog Warrior Title.
Fly south of Zaphias and look for a large pile of rocks at the southern tip of the continent. Land and enter this place. Head towards the cave for a scene. Once inside, walk on the platform leading to the center of the Aer Krene for a scene. You will receive the Sorcerer's Ring Level 5.
Sail west of the Manor of the Wicked and examine a search point marked by seagulls for a scene. You will receive the Leoluca for Patty. You will then see a scene.
|Yumanju Side Quest (3)|
Speak to the receptionist for a scene. If you have done parts one and two, and this scene doesn't activate, sleep at an Inn and come back. After the scene, speak to all of your allies around the spring. After speaking to Estelle, examine the bottom right corner of the room for a Cloak. Then check the drawer against the right wall for a Tolbyccian Water. When you are done speaking to your party, return to the lobby for a scene. You will get the Yumanju, Permanent Free Pass. The party will also receive their hot spring Titles. Specifically, Yuri will get the Tank Top Lover Title. Estelle will get the Massage Therapist Title. Karol will get the Towel Fanatic Title. Rita will get the Fashionista Title. Judith will get the Enchanting Beauty Title. Raven will get the Spa Manager Title. Repede will get the Patient Pooch Title. Flynn will get the Short-sleeved Prince Title. And Patty will get the Festival Fan Jr. Title.
|Heliord Side Quests (6)|
Go to the lower area of the city and speak to Witcher to upgrade Karolow X. This is one of the prerequisites to use Karol's second Mystic Arte.
You will now be able to find all the materials needed to get the sexy clothes from the merchant in Heliord. The materials needed and their location are listed below.
1x Cheagle Fur - Gentlemiu at Niffel Lake, but only at night.
|Relewiese Hollow Side Quest|
Enter for a scene.
|Yormgen Side Quest (2)|
Examine the red box inside the destroyed house for a scene. Then speak with the butler, Daniel, just to the south for another scene.
Now fly to Zopheir and enter from the west side. Examine the chest just to the north for a scene. You will then receive the Microcircuit. Report back to Daniel for a scene. The males in the party will receive their swimsuit Titles. Specifically, Yuri gets the Aloha Boy Title. Karol gets the Seaside Boy Title. Raven gets the That Summer Guy Title. Repede gets the Timid Dive Dog Title. And Karol gets the Technical Diver Title.
After, speak to Daniel again for another scene. Now fly to Halure and speak to Giovanni, who is standing near the fountain to the west. You will receive the Super Aer Conductor. Report back to Daniel and the females of the party will receive their swimsuit Titles. Specifically, Estelle will get the Refreshing Dress Title. Rita will get the Breezy Beach Girl Title. Judith will get the Barely-There Black Bikini Title. Patty will get the Southern Rainbow Title.
|Keiv Moc Side Quest (3)|
Enter for a scene. Karol will receive the Golden Soldier Title. You will also receive the Letter of Challenge (H. Blades).
|Capua Nor Side Quests (6)|
If you still haven't completed Part 1 of this Side Quest, you likely can now. You will see a scene involving Nan towards the middle of town if you have.
When you have completed 100% of the Monster Book, you will see a scene another scene with Nan in the middle of town. Karol will then receive the Manly Man Title. While it is impossible to get this now on a first time through the game, right now is the earliest point it can be achieved on a New Game + run.
Speak to the red-haired girl, Hisca, who is northwest of the entrance for a scene.
|World Map Side Quests (10)|
Now fly to the four small islands southwest of Nordopolica and enter the Aer Krene there. Proceed north past the Aer Krene and head deeper into the cave. You will emerge in a volcano.
Follow the path (some will collapse) until you come to a fork. Remember this fork, as you will come back to it later. Go south.
When you eventually have the choice of going up or down at another fork, take the path leading down.
Follow the path until you reach another fork. Go south and open the chest for a Special Gel. Go back and take the east path.
When you reach another fork, go northeast and open the chest for a Great Raptor Beak. Go back to the fork and go northwest for 30000 Gald. Now backtrack all the way to the very first fork.
Go north to find a chest containing a Garnet. Follow the path north and you will find a save point to the southeast of an altar. Examine the altar for a scene. After the scene, follow the path to a healing save point. Then approach the sword in the center of the area for a scene and a boss fight.
After the scene, exit out of this place.
Fly south of Zaphias and search the southern tip of the continent for another pile of rocks that looks identical to the last. Land here and head inside. Go through the cave and continue to the north to emerge in another volcano like environment.
Go northeast at the fork and open the chest for 2x Specifics. Continue forward and go west at the next fork. Continue to the west until you find a chest with a Takemikazuchi: Flare +1β. Now backtrack to the east and continue north.
Go west at the next fork you come across. At the next fork, go uphill and to the right and open the chest for a Greenlight Stone. Go back to the fork before this one and continue north. Go southeast at the next fork and follow the path until you find a chest containing 3x Armadillo Spikes. Go back to the last fork and go northwest this time to a save point and another altar.
Examine the altar for a scene. After, follow the path to a healing save point. Approach the sword in the center of the area for a scene and another boss fight.
Now you can backtrack out of this place.
Fly north of Caer Bocram to find another large pile of rocks. Head inside and blast the rocks in front of the cave entrance. Proceed north past the Aer Krene to the volcano area.
Go straight to the north at the first fork and open the chest for 3x Golden Manes. Continue to the east and follow the path north to a fork. Go right at another fork and follow the path to the northwest to find a chest containing 2x Treats.
Now return to the previous fork and continue to the northwest. Follow the path until you reach a fork and continue to the west. Continue along the path until you eventually reach another fork. Go west a short ways for a Flay Mars +1β. Then continue north. Follow the path until you find another altar and a save point. Go south for 3x Flare Capes. Then examine the altar for a scene.
After, go towards the sword in the center of the room for a healing save point and a scene. Now backtrack out of here.
Back on the World Map, search for another large pile of rocks southeast of Yumanju and enter there. Destroy the rocks blocking the entrance to the cave and proceed north until you are back in the volcanic area.
Continue forward and go east at the first fork you come to. Open the chest for a Stun Talisman. Go back to the fork and continue north until you find a chest with a Rare Metal.
Return to the fork and go west. Open the chest you come across for 3x Mystic Orbs. Continue along the path. When you reach a fork, follow the path that leads downhill and keep going. Go south at the next fork and open the chest for a Burn Spreader.
Return to the fork and go east. Go northwest at the next fork and open the chest for 2x Miracle Gels. Return to the fork and continue northeast. Open the chest along the way for an Ahriman.
Now follow the path to the last altar and a save point. Examine the altar for a scene. After the scene, follow the path to a healing save point. Approach the sword in the center of the area for a scene and a boss fight.
After the boss fight, leave this place for good. When you exit the cave, you will see a scene with Hisca and Chastel. After the scene, you will receive the Sword of Prayer Rag Querion.
|Capua Torim Side Quests (9)|
Enter for a scene. Karol learns Rending Drop.
Speak to the sailor standing in front of the slide for a scene. Patty will learn Critical Moment.
|Dahngrest Side Quests (9)|
Go to the center of the city for another scene. Pick either option when prompted. Karol will get the Infinity weapon.
If you have forgotten by now how to fulfill this Side Quest, you need to camp in all of the different sections of the World Map. Use your World Map on the pause menu to locate the sections you have not camped in yet. I suggest you start with the continent Dahngrest is on since the territory there will forever remain Repede's once you reach 50%. When Repede has marked 50% of the World Map, you will see a scene. Then speak to the cat in Dahngrest by the southeastern entrance/exit for a scene. All territories around Dahngrest will now permanently belong to Repede.
|Aurnion Side Quest (4)|
When Repede has marked 85% of the World Map, head towards the west end of Aurnion for a scene. Repede will receive the Pork Chop Attachment. All marked territories will permanently belong to Repede now.
|Zaphias Side Quest (7)|
When you have marked 95% of the World Map, speak to the dog near the save point in the Lower Quarter. Repede will receive the Great Boss Title.
|Mantaic Side Quests (8)|
Speak to the Kowz and give him a Silver Edge +1α. You can buy the Silver Edge at Aurnion. In return, you will get a Magic Lens, Krona's Symbol, Blue Dice, Rebirth Doll, Holy Avenger, Hypershock Yo-yo, Dragon Helm, Paladin Cape, Black Onyx, Special Gel, Red Sage, Hourglass, another Rebirth Doll, and an Alexandrite.
Go to the Inn in Mantaic for a scene. Then fly to Dahngrest and enter the Inn there. After, fly to Nam Cobanda Isle and speak to a pair of people standing outside to the northwest. Next, fly to Zaphias and speak to the guard in the Noble's Quarter. Now enter the castle and head to the jail. Speak to Mimula for another scene. After, go to Capua Nor and head towards the right side of town for a scene.
Now board Atherum for a scene and a battle. Go to Caer Bocram next and approach the cylindrical object for a scene. Now go to the jail in Dahngrest's Guild's Union HQ and speak to the man in the jail cell. You must have the recipe for Okonomiyaki to progress from here. Speak to the man again and select to cook for him. Then cook the Okonomiyaki when given the option. You will receive Irmine's Manual when you have succeeded. Now head back to the Inn in Mantaic and speak to Nobis to receive 8500 Gald.
|Dahngrest Side Quest (10)|
Go to the center of town for a scene.
|Halure Side Quests (6)|
Now that the Guild Quest Side Quest is finished and you have seen Spirit Magic Part 2, we can see another scene here. Go to the base of the giant tree. Rita will receive the Ivy Blade weapon.
Exit and reenter Halure. If you have dealt 6,000,0000 damage over the course of the game, you will spot a mage wearing a white robe near the fountain to the west. Speak to him and Rita will receive the Seeker Title.
|Renansula Hollow Side Quest|
Go to the graveyard for a scene.
|Mt. Temza Side Quest (2)|
Go to the third area for a scene. Judith will learn Sundering Moon.
|Shaikos Ruins Side Quest (2)|
Return to the giant room at the end of this place where you fought Goliath. Near the entrance to this room is a set of stairs leading up. The previously locked door is now open. Proceed up the stairs to find a chest in plain view containing the Overdrive Researcher. Near the northwest corner, you can find a hidden chest containing 5x Bunny Ear Wings. To exit this place, go to the south end of this area and use the Sorcerer's Ring on the pillar blocking the stairs. This will make a shortcut leading back to the entrance.
|Caer Bocram Side Quest (3)|
Go left at the first fork and follow it all the way to the west for a scene and a boss fight.
After, you will receive the Letter of Challenge (Clint) from the Hunting Blades. Now that you have all four Letters of Challenge, you can participate in the 100-Man Melee in the Coliseum for the maximum possible rewards. But due to the exceedingly high difficulty of the battles in the Coliseum, I recommend waiting until Postgame to take on these fights.
|Nordopolica Side Quest (6)|
If you have all the recipes, go to the port and speak to the Wonder Chef. You will receive the Cooking Match Invitation and he will teach you the recipe for Mabo Curry.
|Dahngrest Side Quest (11)|
Enter the Bistro Black Hole next to the western exit and participate in the cooking battle. The person you choose to participate should have mastered all recipes When you win the cooking battle, the party receives their cooking Titles. Specifically, Yuri will get the Commoner Chef Title. Estelle will get the Cordon Bleu Title. Karol will get the Guild Chef Title. Rita will get the Chemical Chef Title. Raven will get the Weekend Chef Title. Judith will get the Chef Mom Title. Patty will get the Ultimate Chef Title. And Flynn will get the Mysterious Chef Title.
|Nam Cobanda Isle Side Quests (3)|
Speak to the Ant Lion standing in front of the dispensers for a scene.
Speak to the Kowz standing next to the left of the Ant Lion you just spoke to. Play Tales of Draspi 30 times and you will get a scene. Raven will get the Hardcore Gamer Title as well as the Ultimate Blue Cape. If you don't want to spend time playing the game, simply speak to the Kowz and enter the mini game main menu. Then cancel out to end up back in the gym. Repeat this 30 times for the Title.
Speak to Miska, the Kowz to the south of the one that allows you to play Tales of Draspi. You will receive the Exam Application.
Go to the Mayor's house in Halure and examine the shelving to the left of the table in the center of the room for a scene. You will receive The Village Carpeted With Flowers.
Next, go to the HQ room in Heliord and examine the bookcase on the left for another scene. You will receive the Urban Planning for Bustling Cities.
Now go to the Inn in Mantaic. Examine the bookcase next to the beds. You will get The Legend that Sleeps in Searing Sands.
Go to the HQ in Aurnion. Examine the left shelving for Against a Backdrop of New Hope.
Last, go to the HQ in Capua Torim and examine the bookshelf in the northeast corner for Reflections on the Scent of the Sea.
Now return to Miska for a quiz game. You do not have to get any of the questions right. If you get them all correct, you will get an achievement. Here are the answers.
Question #1: September 30, 1998
Whether you pass the quiz or not, Rita will get the Miska Doctoral Degree Title.
|Yumanju Side Quests (4)|
Enter for a scene. If this scene does not trigger, sleep at an Inn a few times and come back. Then go inside and speak to the receptionist for another scene. Speak to Flynn for another scene. Then exit to the south for yet another scene. Go back inside for more scenes. Flynn will get the Spike Armor attachment.
Next, go rest at any Inn. Then come back and speak to the receptionist again for more scenes. Judith will get the Belle of the Ball Title.
Now go rest at any Inn again and come back to speak to the receptionist. Karol will get the Black Tights Title.
Speak to the man in the upper left corner of the room. You will receive a Tiara. Now play with the 500 Gald capsule machine to the upper left until you win three statues from it. These statues are the '(C) B Statue,' '(C) H Statue,' and the '(C) J Statue.'
Now go to Zaphias and speak to Hanks in the Lower Quarter. He will give you the '(C) L Statue.'
Now play with the dispenser machines in the gymnasium in Nam Cobanda Isle to get the rest of the statues. They are as follows:
The '(C) S Statue' from the 10 chip machine.
The '(C) I Statue' and the '(C) N Statue' from the 50 chip machine.
The '(C) P Statue' and the '(C) R Statue' from the 100 chip machine.
The '(C) M Statue' from the 500 chip machine.
When you have all of the statues, report back to the man in the upper left corner in Yumanju. Yuri will receive the Recollection Guardian Title.
|Nam Cobanda Isle Side Quest (4)|
With the Favorite Toys quest complete, speak to the Ant Lion near the southern entrance. If you have opened more than 445 (86%) of the treasure chests in the game, Yuru will receive the Treasure Hunter Title. If you've been following this guide, you should be able to get this Title right now.
That's it. You are finally done with all the Side Quests available at this time. Let's finally move on to Tarqaron.
Whether you have completed all of the Side Quests in the previous section or not, it is time to move on to the final dungeon in the story. Fly northeast of Halure and land in Tarqaron with Ba'ul.
After the scene, open the chest in the northwest corner for 3x Holy Bottles. Open the chest on the other side for 3x Dark Bottles. Now move on through the door. You will see another scene.
I will refer to this important area as the Central Room. Follow the path to the east while remaining on this floor. Stand on the eastern edge of the platform and a bridge of light will appear. Continue to the east and go down the stairs at the end to find a Limit Bottle on the right. Now go up the stairs and open the chest for a Sacred Chain. Continue up the stairs to a new screen.
Go up the stairs immediately below you. And then stay on this level as you follow the path to the left for a Crusader 13. Now go right and down the southern stairs, continuing to the south. Open the nearby chest for a Treat. Continue to the left and go down the northern stairs to find a Ninja Dog Mask. Go back up the stairs and continue to the left. Open the chest for 3x Life Bottles. Now continue to the south to another screen.
Open the chest to your right for an Ancient Ribbon. Then follow the stairs all the way to the bottom and open the chest to the left of the door for a Life Bottle. Move on through the door to a new screen.
Open the chest on the right for a Specific. The chest on the left contains a Magical Ribbon. Now backtrack all the way to the Central Room.
Go as far to the west as you can and climb the stairs you find here to another screen.
Open the chest to the northeast for 5x Magic Lenses. Then take the stairs down and to the left. Open the chest between the capsules for a Terra Crest. Now return to the Central Room.
Go up the flight of stairs to the immediate left of the bridge of light. Open the chest to the northwest for a Gungnir. Go all the way to the right and open the chest for a Miracle Gel. Go back to the left and to the south down the two flights of stairs. Continue to the left and open the chest in the northwest corner for a Limit Bottle. Continue to the south to a new screen.
Go up the stairs here. Open the chest on the way for 3x Nectar Bottles and 3x Syrup Bottles. Then continue up the stairs to a new screen.
Here, break the crystals with your ring and continue to the right. Open the chest you will see to the northwest for a Limit Bottle. Then continue down the stairs to the southeast. Follow the path until you find a chest containing a Rune Mail.
Backtrack to where you broke the first crystal and go north up the stairs this time. Continue to the north past the fountain and open the chest on the right for a Specific and a Treat. Go back to the fountain and head west from there. Follow the path to the next screen.
Go up the first flight of stairs. Then follow more stairs up to the northwest. Open the chest to the southeast for a Limit Bottle. Go back and continue to the northeast this time. You will find a chest containing 3x Lemon Gels as you follow the path.
You will eventually come to an intersection with a flight of stairs leading northeast, northwest, southwest, and southeast respectively. Take the southwest flight of stairs for a Warrior's Principle. Now return and take the northwest stairs. Continue to the northwest and enter the door at the end.
Go right at the first fork. Go south when you are able and examine the plants for a Red Basil. Now return to the fork and continue left. Go into the center of the area when you are able to.
Shoot the northern most ball with your ring, sending it into the hole in the center of the room. Now circle the area and do the same thing with the rest of the balls. Also open the chests you find for a Rare Boots, Life Bottle, and Miracle Gel. Also examine the area to the south of the hole in the center for a Mystic Symbol. Once you have put all four balls in the hole, a path will open at the right end of this area. Proceed through here and exit the room to the southeast.
Open the chest in front of you for a Limit Bottle. Then use the healing save point. Continue up the stairs and open a chest containing a Perceus along the way. When you reach a fork consisting of four different flights of stairs, take the southwest stairs for a Special Gel. Then head through the door at the top of the northwest flight of stairs. Go north for a scene and a boss fight.
Secret Mission: Knock Zagi down after he uses Blastia Bane.
Before moving on, head north from the platform you fought Zagi on. Blast the rocks with your sorcerer's ring and follow the path to find a chest containing the Berserker Heart at the end. Now return to the area where you fought Zagi.
Follow the west path and open the nearby chest to the north for an Effecti Ring. Follow the path as it leads up and open another chest for a Limit Bottle. Now exit this room to the left.
Stay on this level and follow the path to the right for a Caladbolg. Now head down the stairs and follow the path, which will eventually lead you back up. Open the chest on the way for an Energy Wand. Enter the door at the top of the northeast flight of stairs to reach a new area.
Go left at the fork and hit the blue crystal with your ring. Go north on the new path and open the chest to the left for a Limit Bottle. Shoot the blue crystal to the nearby north to create another new path. Follow the path and shoot another blue crystal. Go back a short ways and head to the right. Shoot the blue crystal to make another new path and open the chest for a Special Gel.
Now go all the way back to the first fork and go right to find a chest containing 3x Pineapple Gels and 3x Lemon Gels. Continue to the right and shoot the blue crystal. Follow the new path to a chest containing 5x Panacea Bottles. Do not shoot the blue crystal to the left and follow the path to the right. Shoot the blue crystal to create another new path.
Follow the path to a chest containing a Rune Jacket. Then shoot the blue crystal nearby to the north. Now return to the blue crystal you ignored before and shoot it. Take this new path and continue to go all the way to the west to find a new path leading further west. Follow the path and open the chest for 3x Miracle Gels. Then shoot the blue crystal.
This time continue all the way to the east, with a new path allowing you to continue even further east. Open the chest for an Empress Dress. Then shoot the blue crystal. Go back to the west until you see a new path leading north, which is to the immediate left of a crystal you shot before.
Go north on this new path and shoot the two blue crystals to open up one last path. Proceed further north for a scene. After, use the healing save point.
If you proceed up the stairs, it will lead to the final boss fight. But there are a few more things we can do first.
|Tarqaron Side Quests|
At this time, set Raven as your on-screen character and equip him with the Shining Star Title. This will eventually trigger a scene as you explore the rest of this place.
Return to the area with the blue crystals and go as far to the east as you can. You will find a new path that allows you to go further to the east. Proceed until you reach a new screen.
Once outside, you will come to a fork with stairs going in four directions. Go down the stairs to the southeast. At another fork, take the path southwest for a chest containing a Glorious Guard. Continue down the stairs to the southeast and you will find a door you can enter. Ignore the door and continue down the stairs. Proceed up the next set of stairs to find a Mumbane. Now go back to the door and head inside.
Follow the path here and open the chest for a Red Chamomile. Now leave this room to the east.
At a fork that has stairs leading in four directions, take the southwest stairs to a chest containing a Milky Way. Now follow the southeast stairs down and you will eventually see a chest under the stairs. Circle around and open the chest for a Kritya Coat. Continue down the stairs until you reach a path at the bottom that takes you to a new screen.
This is where the 'Encouragement of the Schwann Team: Final' scene should happen if you did as I suggested above.
Now take the stairs all the way down. On the way, you will see a chest containing, oddly, another Terra Crest on a short path branching to the northwest. Continue following the path to a new screen.
Keep descending the stairs. Open the chest southwest of the door for a Laurel. Now go through the door.
Follow the path here up the stairs and cross the bridge of light. Open the chest for 2x Pineapple Gels and 2x Lemon Gels. Now examine the glowing platform here to be taken to a new screen.
Go to the left and open the two chests for a Golden Hammer and a Miracle Gel. Now stand on the glowing circle at the northeast part of this platform to make a bridge of light leading north to a new screen.
This room takes on a 2D side scroller view here. So I will refer to this as the 2D Room. To progress, you need to climb up and down a ton of ladders while you use the Sorcerer's Ring to burn nets that drop platforms.
Burn the net to your left to drop a rock to make a new platform. Then descend the ladder. Then descend another ladder and burn the net to make a new path. Go up the ladder to reach a chest containing a Prism Protector. Descend the ladder. Then ascend another to get back to where you were before.
Now climb the ladder to your left, followed by another. Then burn the net. Climb another ladder and burn another net. Take the left ladder down and burn the net. Then climb the ladder back up. Climb another ladder. Then climb the ladder to your left. Descend the next ladder and burn another net. Now descend the ladders to reach the chest you couldn't get to before for a Special Gel.
Climb two ladders. Then climb the right ladder. Go down the next ladder and burn another net. Climb the ladder. Go down two. Take the right ladder down. Then take the next ladder up. Descend the ladder right in front of you and burn the net. Ignore the bridge of light next to you for now, but remember its location. Climb the ladder then go right and climb another. Burn the net. Descend the ladder and open the chest for an All-Divide.
Now climb two ladders. Burn the net to your right. Climb another ladder. Burn another net. Now climb down the ladder just past the new path you made and you will find a chest containing an Overdrive Pirate. Go up the ladder. Down the next. Then up the ladder on your right. Burn the net. Descend two ladders. Go all the way to the right. And burn the net.
Now go back to the bridge of light you ignored before to reach a new screen.
Follow the path to what I will call the Red Room. It is in the Red Room that you will find the sixth and seventh Fell Arms, the Uroborus and Susanoh, which are to the east and west sides of the room.
Once you have the Fell Arms, there is one more thing to do here in the Red Room. Examine the devices on the ground which are to the south of each set of stairs. These devices will create a pair of bridges made of light in the 2D Room. With this done, go up the northwest flight of stairs, which will lead you to a different part of the 2D Room.
Descend two ladders. Climb another. Open the chest for a Red Verbena. Burn the nearby net. Descend the ladder on your right again. Climb another ladder. Then climb the left ladder to reach another bridge of light. Follow it south to a new room.
Activate the two devices on the floor to create another path in the 2D room. Doing so will also cause you to enter a fight. Now return to the 2D room. Descend one ladder. Climb the one to the right. Burn the net to the right. Descend two ladders to your right. Climb another. Burn the net. Cross the bridge of light and take the stairs to the south.
You will be back in the Red Room. Open the chest here for 3x Special Gels. Go up the stairs to the right, which will lead you back to the Central Room. Here you will find the Meteorite Blade.
Claiming the Meteorite Blade serves as a key. As it will create a bridge of light to your south, as well as activate the elevators. Take the elevator at the southeast part of the Central Room to level 7. Do not go up the stairs, as this will lead to the final boss fight. Go down the stairs and return to the healing save point.
At long last, it is time to confront the final boss. Make sure you have healed, saved, stocked up on items, and organized your party. When you are ready, go all the way to the top of the stairs for a scene and the final boss fight in Tales of Vesperia.
Secret Mission: N/A
After . . .
Secret Mission: Defeat Duke with a Mystic Arte.
After the credits, go ahead and save. Once you reload this save file, you will be placed just before the Duke battle as if you had never beat the game. However, your file will now be marked as 'clear,' granting you access to Postgame content. Which we will now cover in the Postgame section.