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Version: 1.8 | Updated: 12/11/08
TALES OF VESPERIA - FAQ/Walkthrough Written By: James Pelchar (jesterguy) Version: 1.8 Date: 12.11.08 Email: READ BELOW BEFORE EMAILING! hyper_mickey (at) hotmail (dot) com Notes: If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please send them to my email. I will try to respond as quickly as possible. I receive countless emails from my other guides so please read the FAQ section before mailing me a question! If I for some reason cannot get to your email, I apologize. Thanks! <3 jester TABLE OF CONTENTS: NOTE: On the walkthrough section I have added a "quick reference" tag to the various areas in the game. These are the random letters next to each location. To quickly skip to a certain section in the guide, just hit Ctrl+F and then type in the random letter of the section you want to go to. I. Updates II. Introduction III. Controller IV. Menu Options V. Walkthrough 1. Zaphias (KL1) 2. Deidon Hold (JG8) 3. Quoi Woods (KB2) 4. Halure (NE9) 5. Aspio (AM4) 6. Shaikos Ruins (BB6) 7. Ehmead Hill (AP1) 8. Nor Harbor (DC2) 9. Capua Torim (PZ3) 10. Caer Bocram (RG2) 11. Heliord (XG7) 12. Dahngrest (QB3) 13. Keiv Moc (VJ7) 14. Ghasfarost (CB5) 15. Backtracking (CV4) 16. Atherum (FT0) 17. Backtracking 2 (BP3) 18. Nordopolica (JW1) 19. Weasand of Cados (QT4) 20. Mantaic (YJ0) 21. Sands of Kogorh (DO9) 22. Yormgen (EA8) 23. Backtracking 3 (SK2) 24. Manor of the Wicked (VT1) 25. Mt. Temza (PH0) 26. Backtracking 4 (GZ5) 27. Egothor Forest (LW9) 28. Myorzo (SC3) 29. Baction (LE6) 30. Heracles (IH7) 31. Blade Dri. Zopheir (EX3) 32. Zaphias (ZZ8) 33. Backtracking 5 (FP9) 34. Zaude (WP1) 35. Backtracking 6 (LB9) 36. Zopheir & Nordopol. (ZN4) 37. Erealumen Crystal. (US1) 38. Relewiese Hollow (BF0) 39. Backtracking 7 (AA5) 40. Backtracking 7.5 (TB8) 41. Aurnion (NG3) 42. Backtracking 8 (VV9) 43. Tarqaron (RS6) VI. Item List VII. Enemy List VIII. Weapon List IX. Cooking X. Secret Missions XI. Titles - Costumes Guide XII. FAQs XIII. Legal XIV. Credits ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. Updates ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (9.9.08) Version 1.0 - First version of the guide. Partial completion on the walkthrough and minor progress on the sub-sections. Next update will include major work on the main guide and adding a few new sections as I complete them. (9.18.08) Version 1.1 - Completed the main walkthough up through the Ghasfarost area. I have began filling in some of the sub-sections but they are skeleton versions at best. Much more on the walkthrough as well as filling in the holes in the sub-sections next update. (9.29.08) Version 1.2 - Added a couple more areas to the main walkthrough, not a major update as I have been working on organizing a lot of sub-sections which will show up in a future update. More on the way! (10.02.08) Version 1.3 - Not a ton of progress on the main walkthrough due to the maps for the desert and the warehouses taking so long but at least they, in my opinion, came out well. Smoother sailing from now on since these are out of the way. (10.16.08) Version 1.4 - Sorry! Car accident = lack of updates. Just a quick one in this time with some minor but decent walkthrough progress. Stay tuned for bigger updates next. (10.23.08) Version 1.5 - Progressed through the next 6 areas on the main guide. Still doing a lot of sidequest stuff that isn't posted, one of these days it will actually show up online though. Hopefully have the next update posted within a few days. Thanks for bearing with me so far! (11.04.08) Version 1.6 - Six new areas on the walkthrough portion of the guide, the "Item Drops" area is now replaced with "Enemy List". All of the HUMAN TYPE enemies are now posted for the Enemy List. (12.08.08) Version 1.7 - Couple new sections on the main walkthrough that took A LOT of grinding to get through. Went back and added NOTES to all of the sections in which a recipe was learned to help out with making new recipes. More on the enemy list, also put in the maps for all of the warehouses now so that is out of the way. The final stage is almost done, next update soon! (12.11.08) Version 1.8 - WALKTHROUGH IS DONE! Kind of. There's still a bonus section but that will come in the next update. Cleanup on the sub- sections begins as well as the EX dungeon. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. Introduction ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to Tales of Vesperia! Please be aware that you will have to play through this numerous times to get all of the achievements and special items. Enjoy your first play through and don't stress out over missing a particular item or event, you can always play through again and gain everything you overlooked the first time. I have tried to leave as many details as possible throughout the guide for getting these harder to find things in the game. The guide will see frequent updates so if a particular aspect of the game isn't detailed yet, please be patient as it will eventually make its way out there in a future version. If you spot anything that is incorrect or needs to be changed, feel free to email me about it. You can find my contact info at the very top of this guide. Hopefully this guide will be of great use to you! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- III. Controller ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fiertia Controls: LS Move RS Control Camera Push RS Rotate camera north A Action (board, land, etc.) X Navigation Map Y Main Menu RB Camera Clockwise LB Camera Counter clockwise RT Forward LT Backward Start Pause Back Skit Ba'ul Controls: LS Move Push LS Call Ba'ul RS Control Camera Push RS Rotate Camera North A Land X Navigation Map Y Main Menu RB Camera Clockwise LB Camera Counter Clockwise RT Forward LT Backward Start Pause Back Skit MORE INFO COMING SOON! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV. Menu Options ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMING SOON! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- V. Walkthrough ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: Be sure to read these "NOTE" sections I leave throughout the guide. They give you guidance on how to get special items later in the game. Some might seem pointless but they pay off later. As a starter, just remember to: - Save at every save point (Achievement) - Sleep at every inn (Plot point triggers) - Use Magic Lens on every enemy, make sure (fills out your Monster Book) to use twice if a boss or enemy has two different forms during battle. - Watch every optional cut scene (Achievement) - WEAPONS - DO NOT SELL YOUR WEAPONS!! Here is some info regarding weapons and synthing: 1. Weapons have skills embedded in them, make sure you equip every weapon possible for all of your characters so that they can learn all of the skills in the game. 2. Keeping weapons allows you to synthesize new ones. Many of the stronger weapons you can get in the game require older weapons in order to make them. Selling your item means you don't have the materials anymore for that weapon you wanted to make. 3. Make sure you learn the attached skill on a weapon BEFORE you use it to synth a more powerful weapon. Many times you can make a "+1" variant of a particular item. For example, your Sword can sometimes be made into a Sword +1. A lot of times the +1 variant will have the same attched skills as the standard version, but sometimes it won't. If it doesn't, you need to learn the skill on the old weapon first and then synth the +1. - There is a title which I recommend trying on your second play through that requires you to not use any items or synthesize anything until after the first chapter. Get used to the game on your first run, then attempt this on your second. If you are going for this title, set your party up to not use these either as they count as well, not just Yuri. ------------------- TOWN: Zaphias (KL1) ------------------- ITEMS: 1150 Gald x4 Magic Lens x6 Apple Gel x4 Melange Gel x4 Bread x8 Orange Gel x3 Egg x1 Prison Key x1 Cape x1 Wonder Log x3 Holy Bottle x1 World Map After the initial cutscene and the conversation with Ted about the blastia, you will gain control of Yuri. Head up the stairs behind him and into his room and check along the bed by the window to find an Apple Gel. Go up the steps where Ted ran and you'll see Hanks and other townspeople trying to keep the water under control. Hanks mentions Mordio might be responsible for the troubles and you'll take off in search of him. Follow the long path up to the center section of town and hang a left when you reach the top. You can do a bit of shopping at Fortune's Market right here but there is nothing that you really need at the moment especially considering the limited amount of money you are currently carrying anyway. Continue towards the set of stairs at the left of this area and you will be stopped by a mysterious voice in the wall called the Wonder Reporter. He gives you a special item called the Wonder Log which gives you a synopsis of the events in the story as they happen. Basically it's useful as a backstory and also to help you remember where you are in the game if you've left off and can't recall what you were doing last. Head up the steps and you'll hit a cut scene. After Yuri takes out the guards with some rocks to the head, take the first left inside the gates and you'll find that you are locked out of the house. Check the plant to the right of the front door to find a Magic Lens and head around the left side of the house and break into the window. In the left fireplace is 100 Gald, the right one contains another Magic Lens. Try to open the door upstairs (which is locked, of course) and you'll see a Mage enter carrying a blastia. Exit the house and you will encounter Adecor and Boccos, two very inept imperial guards. Run through their tutorial to learn about your basic battle commands and you will begin your first fight. Focus on only one enemy and just keep throwing a basic attack combo coupled with an Artes attack. Remember when trying to hit Boccos (the short one) that you can hold down on your left thumbstick to make your attacks aim lower. Since he's a bit shorter in stature you'll miss some hits if you attack at a regular level. Trade between attacking and blocking and you'll come out victorious. NOTE: Make sure to use a Magic Lens on Adecor and Boccos in this fight. Regardless of the result, you'll be surrounded by guards and thrown in jail. Your cell neighbor is quite the talker and as he is being escorted out of the area, he gives you a hint: "beneath the statue of the goddess" and a Prison Key. Inside your cell is an Apple Gel and behind the snoozing guard is a Magic Lens. Go through the open gate by his desk and you'll see a couple of chests right on the other side, open one up to regain all of your belongings and head out of the cell area. On the bottom level but on the other side of the room are some crates containing a Holy Bottle. Up the steps and right above where you first came in the room is a pile of boxes containing an Orange Gel. Also on this level, you can go straight back into a room with two chests which contain a Life Bottle and Cape (which you should equip now). Go to the very top level and enter the next room where you'll encounter a young girl being chased by guards. Defeat the two pawns they throw at you and the girl will accompany you. Head into the northern hallway and into the next area. Enter the dining hall on your right and you will find an Egg in the fireplace in the first room and you can regain all your HP and TP by eating some of the curry in the kitchen. Across from the dining hall is another door that you don't need to visit at the moment so keep going north up the main hall and open the chest at the end to find a Life Bottle. Enter the doorway by the chest and you'll find an Apple Gel in a chest and a SAVE POINT. Head south down this hall and turn into the room on your left to find 200 Gald in a chest. Down the main hall you'll reach Flynn's room, go inside and you'll encounter a psychotic enemy named Zagi. ----------------- BOSS BATTLE: ZAGI ----------------- NOTE: Make sure that Zagi does not attack the girl when she joins the fight! Secret Mission 1 depends on this. The girl must receive very little, if any damage, to obtain this. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON ZAGI. Zagi attacks a lot, my best advice is to BLOCK A LOT! For the first round, block whenever he comes at you with an attack and counter with a basic combo and Artes attack. Use your Azure Edge whenever possible to keep him away from you but make sure to refill that gauge with basic attacks. In case you get backed into a corner, remember you can hold the left trigger to free run and get out of there and into an open space. If you find you're around 150 HP, start using Apple Gels to keep you going until you can finish him off. Your female guest will join in the fight and will use her healing Artes on you so that you can focus on attacking instead of healing your wounds. Zagi will start to have longer combos in this round so make sure you block until he is completely done attacking before you start your assault. Don't worry about healing but make sure Zagi stays away from the girl. Keep following the same basic pattern of attacks until he goes down. You'll receive Leather Boots for beating him which you can equip in place of the Cape if you'd like. Estelle will formally introduce herself and you can now wander around again. Return to Lynn's room and loot the cabinets for an Orange Gel, the chest by his bed for an Apple Gel, and the table by the door for a Holy Bottle. Keep going down the hall, out the door through the courtyard area and into another hall. First door on your left is Estelle's room, she'll change into something a bit more comfortable and finally join your party. Now that she's with you, focus on attacking the whole time and let Estelle heal you during fights. You don't need to enter the room on the right if you don't want to, unless you want to get into a battle. Continue up and into the next hallway. Take your first right as you're coming down and you'll find a chest with a Life Bottle. Head all the way down and exit the hall into a room containing a goddess statue. Sound familiar? Loot the chest first, there is an Apple Gel and an Orange Gel. Pull the statue into the grey area to reveal a hidden passage. Down in the sewers, the chest to the right of where you begin has a Life Bottle and the one right down the first flight of steps is a Magic Lens. Follow the path left and you'll run into another chest with an Apple Gel and nearby are some crates you can drag out of the way to get to a Holy Bottle. South of that are more crates to move revealing 150 Gald and to your left is another one with 200 Gald. Continue to the right and along the path and you will come to the end of the room. To your right is a chest with an Orange Gel, to the left is the ladder to exit the area behind some crates. You'll exit out of the sewer in front of Mordio's house in the noble area of town. Make your way down to the lower sector again and head out of the area which is south/east of the fountain. You'll have a quick run in with Hanks again and decide to leave town and find the missing blastia. The guards are still chasing you but you'll get a little help from the townspeople who block their advance and give you time to exit the town. Repede will also join your party now and you receive some parting gifts from your friends in the lower sector: 500 Gald, World Map, Orange Gel x4, Melange Gel x4, Life Bottle x4, Bread x4, and Egg x2. --------------- AREA: World Map --------------- ITEMS: x2 Ilyccia Weed x2 Wolf Fang x1 Merman Fin x1 Merman's Weapon NOTE: Your items may vary in these tree stumps. I am not listing out the location of these beyond this section, as you cross the world map just wander around a bit before hitting the next town and search these out. This is your first visit to the world map. Most of it is grayed out but as you venture around the world it will fill out the portions that you visited. As you are exiting the capital city, there is a bridge directly ahead of you, cross it and head west and you'll come across a tree stump looking object in the field. These contains items so stop by and grab them whenever you spot one. This one in particular holds Ilyccia Weed x2 and Wolf Fang x2. Continue north from where the bridge is at and enter the small camp you see right ahead. Here you will meet Karen and her brother Rich who run the King of Adventure Travelers' Lodge. They can offer you a place to rest for a very reasonable price so make sure to stop in as you continue to meet them throughout the game. Right beyond the lodge area you can go up the cliff that overlooks it and find another tree stump heading south which has a Merman Fin and a Merman's Weapon. Head into the fort area north of the camp when you are done leveling up in the field. ----------------------- TOWN: Deidon Hold (JG8) ----------------------- ITEMS: x1 Apple Gel x1 Battle Book x1 Egg x1 Magic Lens x1 Milk x1 Orange Gel NOTE: Be sure to visit Duke at the top of the guard station. I have listed the instructions for that below. As you enter you will talk to man who gives you a quick rundown on how the Skill system works in relation to the weapons you are carrying. He also allows Estelle to keep a book she was reading, the Battle Book. You can talk to him again to purchase new items. I recommend upgrading your weapons at this point so grab a Scimitar for Yuri, a Wand for Estelle, and the Karakaze for Repede. DO NOT SELL YOUR OLD WEAPONS! You will learn about synthesizing later so just hang on to them for the moment, don't worry about keeping old armor though. Pass on buying the Hard Mail from the store at this point, you will be able to find it for free very shortly. Enter the guard station which is north of the item shop. Go upstairs and you'll be on top of the fort. The crates right in front of you will have the Milk and Egg ingredients, and right next to those is a chest containing an Apple Gel. Climb the ladder and to the left you can meet a mysterious fellow (Duke) who will wander off after a quick conversation. Exit the guard station and go to the lower section of this area which is in the southwest corner. At the very back of this camp are some crates that have a Magic Lens and Orange Gel. Now attempt to the leave through the gates in the main part of the area and you'll come under attack by some monsters. After a pretty lengthy scene where you save some innocent folks you'll gain control again. Head into that lower section of town again and you'll be propositioned by a guild woman named Kaufman. She gives you some advice on how to get around this whole situation that is going on; the Quoi Woods. When you are finished in this area, head out and make your way west to the woods. ---------------------- AREA: Quoi Woods (KB2) ---------------------- ITEMS: x1 Apple Gel x1 Iron Circlet x1 Bread x1 Life Bottle x1 Cape x1 Magic Lens x1 Egg x1 Monster Book x1 Hard Mail x1 Orange Gel RECIPE: Sandwich Once inside, go up the path which will eventually get you heading to the east. Keep following it straight across to the right to find a chest with an Apple Gel. Back up and take the path leading north. Keep going up and you'll hit a chest with an Iron Circlet which you should equip on Estelle. Backtrack and you'll see a trail you passed which leads you to the right. You will have a cutscene that shows you coming across a blastia and Estelle will get knocked unconscious. Once awake you will get a tutorial about the cooking section of your main menu. When you regain control, grab the chest to the left of this little clearing which has a Magic Lens. Go directly south of this chest and you can search some bushes for Bread and Egg. Continue along the path heading east from the SAVE POINT and you'll run across a chest with Hard Mail along the way. The trail only has one route here so keep following and you'll pick up a Cape from a chest as well. Right up ahead you get semi-attacked by a young traveler swinging a weapon that is bigger than he is. His name is Karol, he will join your party and also give you the Monster Book. Pick up the Life Bottle from the chest right near you, and then go down a semi-hidden path right below you to find an Orange Gel. Exit the woods, directly ahead of you on the world map is Halure, the city of blossoms. NOTE: Now that you have obtained your first recipe, you can try and earn more by cooking recipes with certain characters. You will want to cook after every battle if possible! Not only will it restore some life and TP after battle, but it pays off later in the game when mastering a recipe is a HUGE help for a sidequest. Please see the Recipe section of this guide for more info! NOTE: Use Estelle to cook sandwich numerous times to learn the Rice Ball recipe. Once you've done this, use Yuri to cook Rice Ball until the Beef Bowl recipe is made. Next, use Karol to cook Beef Bowl to make Omelette Rice. Finally, use Karol to cook Omelette Rice until you obtain the Meat Sauce recipe. ------------------ TOWN: Halure (NE9) ------------------ ITEMS: x1 Eggbear Claw x1 Nectar Bottle x1 Holy Bottle x1 Nia Fruit x1 Life Bottle x1 Orange Gel x1 Luluria Petal x1 Panacea Bottle x1 Magic Lens As you enter Halure, you'll notice that it's not the bright and happy place you would expect it to be. Instead, there are bodies littered about due to the monsters attacking and the barrier being down. Estelle will run off to help, but you can get two items really quick. Go to the first building in town, it is the mayor's house. As you enter, to the right by the flowing water is an Orange Gel, and outside behind the tree is a Magic Lens. Go to the inn, upstairs in the second room you can find an Apple Gel in the dresser. Right beyond the inn you will find Estelle healing the townspeople, once she is through you can head towards the giant tree. As it turns out, you need to heal the tree in order to restore the barrier and to do this you will need to find a Panacea Bottle. Unfortunately, (and obviously) it's not as easy as buying it from the store. Go to the store and find out that you need to collect materials in order to make it yourself. Eggbear Claw, Nia Fruit, and Luluria Petal are the three you are after. Speak with Karol right by the store to have him join the party and then speak with the mayor outside of his house and pick up the Luluria Petal from him. Head to the Quoi Woods again and visit the area where the SAVE POINT is at, you'll pick up a Nia Fruit automatically. To find the Eggbear, head back in to the woods a bit more and you'll come across him after a short scene. -------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Eggbear -------------------- MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON EGGBEAR. Eggbear is actually a pretty easy boss to defeat, more of a sub-boss than an actual boss. He's got some powerful attacks but as long as you keep your distance and run in after he throws his flurry of punches you can do your damage and back off unscathed. If you happen to be in a spot that you can't run back, just make sure to stay blocking until he is done, otherwise he'll drain your life very quickly at this point. He tends to face one way for a long period of time so free run behind him and throw your attacks to avoid getting hit back. Make sure to take out the minor enemies before focusing on Eggbear himself, they are quick to take out and avoid you a lot of headaches. Now that you have collected all of the items, head back to Halure and speak with the shop owner and he will synth a Panacea Bottle for you. Make your way to the hill and Karol attempts to revive the tree. He doesn't succeed, but luckily Estelle finishes the job. After the scene, check the foot of the tree above where the people are standing for a Life Bottle, then the two chests to the right for a Nectar Bottle and a Holy Bottle. The mayor thanks you for your help in restoring the barrier and asks you to visit him before you leave. Go by the item shop and there is a man outside named Kozakura from the Surveyor's Guild. He gives you valuable tips for synthing new items at the shop. You can pick up whatever you need from the shop here, but don't bother buying the armor for Repede as you can snag a better one in the next area. ----------------- TOWN: Aspio (AM4) ----------------- ITEMS: x3 Apple Gel x1 Collector's Book RECIPE: Salisbury Steak When you enter Aspio, go up to the gates and the guards will request a passport. Since you don't have one of these, you will need to find another way in. Go directly to your left from where you entered Aspio and you will find a bouncing vegetable in the corner. Check it and you discover it is Wonder Chef in disguise. He will give you the recipe Salisbury Steak and lets you know that you can find him in other areas of the world too so keep an eye out for giant dancing foods... Approach the door and Karol will pick the lock for you, allowing entrance into the library section of town. While inside here you find out that Mordio is pretty well known around these parts and can be found in a small shack nearby. Check in front of where the "inn" is at, there is a large book on the ground that hides 3 Apple Gels. Pick up whatever you might need from the item shop, but DON'T buy the Half Guard armor for Rita or the Long Sword weapon for Yuri as they can be attained for free very shortly. Take a rest if needed and head out into the main part of town. Go directly across the large commons and to Mordio's house. Karol will employ his lock picking skills again and get you inside. Inside Mordio's house you can take a look at 3 different things around the parameter related to blastia. After that, check out the stacks of books laying by the entrance and Mordio appears, she's less than happy. It seems there was a misunderstanding and Rita isn't the one who had ran off with the blastia, she's willing to join you to prove her innocence. After you regain control, go upstairs and check by the bed to find the Collector's Book. Head towards the Shaikos Ruins to the east, but make sure to stop at the Kings of Adventure camp before you hit the ruins. NOTE: Now that you have your first recipe, go to your cooking menu and attach some recipes for Yuri or anyone else you want to in the shortcuts. This will give you an option on screen at the end of a battle to cook a meal. Cook after every battle! This will allow you to master recipes as you go along and helps you down the road. See the cooking section of this guide for more info. ------------------------- AREA: Shaikos Ruins (BB6) ------------------------- ITEMS: 800 Gald x1 Long Sword x1 Apple Gel x1 Magic Lens x1 Amber Cloak x1 Ohka x1 Chain x2 Orange Gel x1 Great Axe x1 Passport x1 Half Guard x1 Sorcerer's Ring x1 Leather Boots x1 Stiletto x1 Life Bottle KEY SYNTH: Special Flag As you enter, head to your right and you'll run into a chest with a Magic Lens. In that same area but just north of that and on your left you will see a tree, search right below that to find an Orange Gel. 800 Gald can be found up the stairs just beyond that tree. Once you have collected those items, make your way back to the main corridor. Make a left right beyond where you come into the main hall and you can find a Life Bottle. Keep heading north and up the flight of steps and the end of the area, there is a chest with a Half Guard inside. Go back down to the bottom of these stairs and on your left is a statue. The party automatically moves the statue so you can head underground. Follow the path directly south and across the waterfall to pick up an Amber Cloak, then backtrack and head down the steps. On the landing between the two flights of stairs is a chest containing Leather Boots. Go up the steps and keep following the path around until you encounter a blastia. Rita will give you a Sorcerer's Ring and tells you to aim and shoot at the blastia using the X button. Defeat the Golems that appear after activating the first core and head to the set of stairs you created. You learn about surprise encounters which occur after being attacked from behind, and also using the ring to get you advantage encounters. At the top of these steps is a chest with an Apple Gel, continue on into the next room to your left and keep following the path. You will eventually hit the second blastia core at the back of the room which you can shoot with your Sorcerer's Ring to reveal a set of stairs. Go to these stairs, collect the Ohka from the chest and hit the third blastia next to it for another set of stairs. Head to these new ones, at the bottom of the flight is a chest containing a Chain. From here you will go to the southern steps to hit your fourth core. Loop around and collect the Long Sword at the top of the new stairs and then exit the room at the back right corner. You are now located in the final room, go all the way to your left to pick up a Great Axe hidden behind the rocks. Go towards the right and hit the SAVE POINT, and continue in that direction. As you begin to make your way north, make sure to hit the blastia core that is semi-hidden on the underside of a set of steps to reveal more steps. At the north side of the room there is a big platform in the middle with a very large Golem and two sets of steps on either side of this. On the right you can hit another blastia core, on the left there is one as well in addition to an Orange Gel. South of the left set of steps leads you to your final blastia core (finally...) which opens up some more Golems. Fight through all of them and you get a set of steps south of the middle platform where you can find a Stiletto. Heal your party up and save if needed, then head to the middle platform and get ready for battle. -------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Goliath -------------------- NOTE: To complete Secret Mission 2, attack the back of Goliath when he is charging up one of his attacks. The easiest way to complete this is free run behind him and just keep attacking his backside the entire battle. He is constantly turning to try and face you so you'll have to readjust a fair amount. Always stay behind him and you'll have no problem completing this challenge. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON GOLIATH. Goliath is another pretty easy battle, follow the directions on the note above and it's a piece of cake. Link your combos as much as possible to keep him from attacking as he throws some massive hits at you. A majority of his attacks are directed in front of him so as long as you're behind him you have nothing to worry about. I opted to leave Repede out of this fight since Rita keeps her distance and doesn't take many hits, same goes for Estelle. Karol tends to take the brunt of the attacks since he stays in front and is a close combat fighter. Make sure to block when he uses the attack that sends a shock wave out to everyone in the nearby radius. You shouldn't need to use any items in this match as Estelle pretty much keeps control of health the entire time. Now that the battle is over you have to backtrack all the way to the entrance of the ruins. Start back and you'll eventually encounter the Mage who sent Goliath after you. He tells you that someone from the nearby harbor sent him to collect the blastia cores and that he may be the one responsible for taking all of the previous ones. After the conversation, makes your way to Aspio again and Rita gives you a Passport to allow access to the city. Meet up at Rita's house and after the scene, attempt to leave the city where Rita will join up with you again. Make sure to head back into her house and check the few available locations for some extra dialogue. Bring the party back to Halure and the mayor greets you at his house and gives you a letter (which is actually a wanted poster of Yuri). While here, go to the item shop and synth a Special Flag, it's in the special item area (REQUIRES: 3 Blastium Ore, 2 Bat Wing, 2 Soft Tail, 1000 Gald). Collect Rita at the giant tree and then head for the exit where some imperial faces you haven't seen in a while greet you. This, of course, means another tutorial. You now learn how to use Over Limit, a very powerful tool in battle. After the fight, make your way west towards Ehmead Hill. ----------------------- AREA: Ehmead Hill (AP1) ----------------------- ITEMS: 2000 Gald x1 Orange Gel x1 Armet Helm x3 Poison Bottle x1 Francisca x1 Scarf x1 Holy Bottle x1 Tama-hagane x2 Life Bottle x1 Tent x1 Melange Gel After causing a bit more mischief, you'll gain control of the party and can head off into the monster trails. It may be beneficial to equip the Poison Ward you received from Goliath on Yuri as there are a few monsters in this area that will infect you with Poison attacks. The Giant Beetle and Basilisk monsters drop Poison Bottles in case you need something to cure the ailment. Take the path heading north and at the spot where the giant flowers are, head to your left and you will find 3 Poison Bottles. Go back and continue north where you will run into a chest with the Francisca weapon. Head back towards the beginning of the area and take the path leading right, follow it straight across to find a Melange Gel in a chest. Take the path going north that you just passed and the road forks. To the left is a chest with a Scarf, at the top of the first hill on the right are 2 Life Bottles. After hitting the SAVE POINT, take the path leading north-west up the hill to find a Tama-hagane in the chest, then back down and follow the western path. You'll hit a small field and be attacked by a giant monster. -------------------- BOSS BATTLE: GATTUSO -------------------- NOTE: Free run to a plant and get Gattuso to come near you. Attack the plant and it will stun him, this will get you the Secret Mission 3 accomplishment. A lot of times if you get backed into a corner your party can help with this as they will all be attacking and there is a good chance one will knock the flower and catch Gattuso with it. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON GATTUSO. With this battle you will want to run the same opening strategy that you did with Eggbear. Take out Gattuso's two pups before focusing on him. You will need to make quick work of them as Gattuso himself deals large amounts of damage to multiple party members and potentially does this with every attack. You will need to use your over limit in this fight and chain together a large combo so make sure you use something that will not cause a knockdown (like Destruction Field). You can string this together for an over 25 hit combo as long as the pups aren't in your way when you are doing it. Make sure Yuri has the Recover skill activated as you get a lot of knock down attacks against you. Make sure your party's TP is filled before entering the fight as Artes will be a major factor in your victory. If you're not able to get close and you see Gattuso demolishing your party, try and break his attack with an Azure Edge so your friends have an opportunity to recover or begin their assault. You will receive an Attack Ring as your prize for victory. Head up the hill past the area where you fought the boss battle, and you'll have a scene with the crew looking out over the ocean. Right behind this cliff is a chest containing an Orange Gel. Continue on the path and you will be able to take a right into a clearing with a fair amount of enemies and a few chests with: a Holy Bottle, 2000 Gald, Armet Helm. Once you reach the bottom you get a quick rundown on camping sets and also receive a free Tent. You can now exit the area and head towards your next stop, Nor Harbor. NOTE: Make sure to exit Ehmead Hill and go right back in and try to walk towards the center towards the blastia and you will get a new scene. Also, once you have a full party you should go back to the area where the party was overlooking the ocean from a cliff. There is a rock that is kind of shaped like a tombstone here that you can seach and initiate a scene. ---------------------- TOWN: Nor Harbor (DC2) ---------------------- ITEMS: x1 Gladius x1 Golden Horn x1 Knight Sword x1 Kotaro x1 Leather Whip x1 Mat x1 Panacea Bottle x1 Paralysis Ward x1 Poison Bottle x1 Small Key x1 Small Wolf Key RECIPE: Sorbet Nor Harbor isn't the cheerful and lively place you imagined as seen by the struggling townspeople. When Yuri parts with everyone, go back and to the right, past where the inn is located and you will see a rubber ducky running in circles. Check it to discover Wonder Chef again who will reward you with the recipe for Sorbet. Turn back and enter the ally in front of where the rest of your party is standing and you get attacked by a few Letts. After finishing them off, you finally meet Flynn. Meet up with your friends outside the inn and enter Flynn's room inside on the left. You have a plan to go meet Ragou at his manor, head to the shop and pick up any items you might need and head to the west part of the Harbor. NOTE: At this point the Dice Master will appear in his window at the back of the street past the alley and item shop. Beat him at his dice game to earn Rita's "New Dice Master" title. You can attempt this as many times as you like and they are always 50/50 odds. Not very fun games at all but if you're willing to sit through the random chances of winning you get a few gels out of it and the title. NOTE: Cook Sorbet with Yuri until you learn the Pudding recipe. Once you've done this, have Yuri cook Pudding until you gain the Cake recipe. Approach the magistrate's gates and you will be turned away by the guards. The party decides that catching the Rhybgaro might gain them an audience so make your way back out to the field. There is a plateau that overlooks the town that you need to go up. The Rhybgaro will be hard to miss, it looks like a giant yellow horse towering over the forest. The fight is incredibly easy, his attacks are weak and if you have an over limit available you can pretty much take him out in one big combo. Return to the harbor and you see the battered and desperate father who's son was kidnapped about to go off in search of the Rhybgaro. Yuri will hand over the Golden Horn to and your chance at seeing the magistrate. Speak with Flynn at the inn and go back to the magistrates house. You meet up with you cellmate Raven again who uses you as a dirversion, but ultimately you get access anyway. Search along the bushes outside of the house and you can find a Paralysis Ward and Panacea Bottle. The party breaks in and you will be in a small dungeon area layed out like this (excuse the pathetic attempt at a map!): ROOM 4 | CELL---ROOM 2---ROOM 3 | | ENTER ---ROOM 1 You will start (obviously) in the room labled ENTER. Head to ROOM 1 and you can pick up a Kinght Sword and Leather Whip from the chests. Head back and make your way into ROOM 2 and you encounter the child that had been kidnapped from the townspeople earlier. You can also get a Gladius from the chest in this room. Over to ROOM 3 where you will need to fight the enemies to obtain the Small Key item, and also pick up the Kotaro from the chest. Use the Small Key to enter ROOM 4 and fight one of the Wolves inside here to get the Small Wolf Key. Backtrack to ROOM 2 and use the key to enter the door on the left side which gains you access to the CELL. You finally meet Ragou through this door but chase him off. Follow him up the steps and you come to a room containing the blastia and have a reunion with Ragou, Flynn, and a mysterious dragon-riding person that damages the blastia. After the ensuing confusion, you regain control outside of the house. Go back to the front door and search the right side between the house and the walls to find a Poison Bottle. Take a moment to restock on any items you might need from the store in town and also stay at the inn so you are ready for your next battle. Pick up the Mat next to the SAVE POINT where you exited Ragou's house and head down the path. You will hop aboard the ship leaving port and have to fight a couple of scrubs before hitting the boss. ----------------- BOSS BATTLE: ZAGI ----------------- NOTE: Lure Zagi towards the side of the boat, you should be able to get right along the railing. Keep blocking and let him perform his cyclone attack on you. When he goes flying over your head, hit your Over Limit and it should send him flying over the railing and will earn you the Secret Mission accomplishment for this battle. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON ZAGI. Once again Zagi has large combos that will wear you out unless you go heavy on the defense. When he starts his combo he will do some basic attacks and eventually finish off with a cyclone attack where he shoots up into the air. After he lands, this is your chance to get your hits in. If you keep enough distance you can throw an arte attack at him mid-combo and throw him off his game. You should be able to get your gauge full a couple times during this battle. As with prior Zagi battles, BLOCK WHENEVER POSSIBLE! He throws many flurries of attacks and can quickly drain your life. Getting the Over Limits will be your best form of offense as he's got a good amount of HP and a large combo will take a significant chunk away from him. Keep Estelle healed and make sure to throw her a Life Bottle ASAP if she dies, she will be the one to keep your party in good health throughout this fight. You will receive a Paralysis Ward for your victory. Yuri will end up in the water and manages to save a captive that was held inside the boat named Ioder. As it turns out, Ioder is a noble also. Hopefully saving him will make you look good in the eyes of the empire despite all of your recent shenanigans... ----------------------- TOWN: Capua Torim (PZ3) ----------------------- ITEMS: x1 Holy Bottle x1 Life Bottle x1 Lottery Gel x3 Magic Lens x1 Mat x1 Poison Bottle RECIPE: Fried Chicken and Fries Head up into the city and you will see a pile of boxes with produce in them right as you enter. There is a giant blue/gray fish to the side which is actually Wonder Chef again, he will give you the Fried Chicken and Fries recipe. Right next to this is the lighthouse, go upstairs and ouside onto the balcony where you will find a Holy Bottle. To the left of the lighthouse are some steps leading up to a higher level of the town. Right at the top of the stairs and to the right are a pile of crates in front of a building you can search to find a Lottery Gel. Follow this building to the left and around the back side are some more crates where you can find a Poison Bottle. Up the next set of steps and make your way to the inn. You can stop by the item shop right next to it and grab anything you may need as well. Enter the left room at the inn and you can find a Mat in the bedside table and 3 Magic Lens inside the dresser to the right. Make sure you stay at the inn before leaving the town! NOTE: Have Estelle cook Fried Chicken and Fries until you get the Scottish Egg recipe. You find out the young man, Ioder, you saved from the sinking ship earlier is actually the potential heir to the throne. After a disagreement, Yuri will part from everyone else and search for clues. You can find your clue right by the item shop, Raven will be standing inbetween a couple benches. After he takes of you reunite with the party and can go back to the inn and check the right room this time. The dresser by the fireplace contains a Life Bottle. Speak with the innkeeper and you will have a short scene that has you on the run yet again. Finish up your business here and exit the town. As you exit, make sure to visit the King of Adveture camp right near the city and make your way north across the bridge on the world map to a rainy area. Right as you cross, there is a waterfall on your right and nearby is your next destination. ----------------------- AREA: Caer Bocram (RG2) ----------------------- ITEMS: 4000 Gald x2 Mat x2 Apple Gel x2 Orange Gel x1 Cocktail Dress x4 Paralysis Bottle x1 Epee x1 Password Clue 1 x1 Holy Raven x1 Password Clue 2 x1 King Sized Belt x1 Password Clue 3 x1 Lamellar Leather x1 Purple Ribbon x1 Life Bottle x1 Straw Hat x1 Limit Bottle x1 Tsurugi x3 Magic Lense x1 War Axe x1 Magic Mist A voice calls out as you enter and Karol recognizes it. You finally meet Nan, the mystery girl he keeps mentioning. She gives out a bit more information on Karol's apparently terrible guild history. Search the front and back of the blastia right at the first fork in the road. The right path leads you to a chest with 3 Paralysis Bottles, grab those and head back towards the left path. Right next to the first building you see towards the left is a chest with an Epee, right beyond here on the path is a Straw Hat. Approach the door on the ground beyond this, Yuri will kick it open and you find the activation switch for the blastia. Shoot the switch with your Sorcerer's Ring and go upstairs to the surface. The doors on the buildings are unlocked, enter the one you found the Epee next to and you will find a Mat, then go to the one at the right of the fork to for Password Clue 1, and an Orange Gel. Search the blastia, hit it with the ring and you can now use the warp function on it. This next section has a lot of different levels and can get kind of confusing: 1. On the blastia, select the Forward option and you'll be up on a higher level of the area. Enter the building on the far left, in this first room you will find a Limit Bottle and 3 Magic Lenses. Upstairs by the bookcases is an Apple Gel, and nearby is a Cocktail Dress. Near the front of the room you can also find a King Sized Belt in a somewhat hidden chest. You can use the SAVE POINT downstairs if you need to, but don't bother heading down the spiral staircase at this point. Go outside upstairs and activate the blastia, then select the left path. 2. At the top you will encounter a group of guild members nearby, Yuri will witness a fatal strike being performed. Get into a battle or two and you get a quick tutorial on performing a fatal strike. All the way to the left you will see a chest on the ground in front of the waterfall. Opening it puts you into a battle as it is a actually a monster, however you can also collect 3,000 Gald from it after winning. Enter the building at the top of the steps by the waterfall and you can find a Life Bottle and Paralysis Bottle. To the far right you can find a chest outside of the building that contains an Apple Gel, inside on the bookshelf is 1,000 Gald. Downstairs you can pick up Password Clue 2 from the table and a Purple Ribbon in the chest. Go back outside and make your way to the left and into the next building. In this first room will be an Orange Gel on the shelves and a Holy Raven in the chest. Up the ladder and on the roof is another blastia to activate. 3. Don't pick the right option yet, have it shoot you forward and enter the only building on the top. Lamellar Leather and Password Clue 3 can be found upstairs in this building. Jump down and go back up to the blastia you just used and now choose to go to the right. Right behind the giant sculpture outside is a Tsurugi. Jump down again and then head towards the waterfall (where you initially landed when you got on this level.) 4. Activate the blastia below where the waterfall is at and choose the Forward option. In the first building you can find a Magic Mist and a Mat. There is a set of stairs next to this building that leads up, at the bottom of these is a chest with a War Axe. The only way to get down from here is to jump back down to the bottom level around where you opened the door on the ground. Take the blastia on ground level Forward again and enter the left building and go downstairs this time. Save at the SAVE POINT again and make your way down the spiral staircase. Go to the console where you input the code and you get prompted with a keyboard. You picked up three clues while traveling around the ruins, they say "Light", "Sky", and "Sphere". So put on your thinking caps here, what is spherical, can be found in the sky, and is very bright? Good job! "SUN". Enter the answer and the vault door will open. Inside you will see the guild members again and the dragon rider from before will swoop in and destroy another blastia, releasing the monster. -------------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Dreaded Giant -------------------------- NOTE: When the Dreaded Giant gets on his hind legs to unlease an attack, run in and start swinging on him. You will complete Secret Mission 5 if you are able to hit him while he is in this position. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON DREADED GIANT. This giant should be an easier battle than last time. He does have some attacks that target a large radius but for the most part you can stay right up on him and not really need to worry about dying. Use a Over Limit as soon as you can and give him a big initial hit. If you have the Taunt skill for Yuri, back off out of his striking zone and get your over limit back up. You really should only need to use two of these to take him out in a timely manner. Estelle, depending on how much level grinding you've done, should have a heal spell that cures the whole party so health shouldn't be an issue. Just hammer away at him and stay close, there isn't really a lot of strategy involved in killing the Dreaded Giant. You will recieve a Defense Ring for beating him. Karol has wandered off somewhere, head up the stairs and outside the building where you find him arguing with Nan. After they are done, attempt to exit the area and you are met by Cumore and some imperial guards again. They reveal that Estelle is not just a plain old noble, but in fact a princess, and attempt to kill you for abducting her. Leblanc and the Schwann Brigade show up trying to capture Yuri as well and bring the party into custody. ------------------- TOWN: Heliord (XG7) ------------------- RECIPE: Fish with Miso Sauce You are pardoned of your crimes by Estelle and Ioder. When you gain control of Yuri, search the item swinging behind the guards in the interrogation room. Surprise! It's Wonder Chef again and he teaches you the Fish with Miso Sauce recipe. Exit into the main part of the city and head left past the main blastia. Speak with Flynn and Ioder and attempt to enter the door right outside of where they were standing. Your old friends Boccos and Adecor show up with another tutorial for you, this one is about Burst Artes. Defeat them in battle and enter the inn, gather items if you need and say talk to the innkeeper to sleep. The rest of the party will join you but you learn that the blastia has been acting up and, of course, Rita needs to take care of it. Go to the blastia and Estelle rejoins you, then over to the HQ and into the interrogation room to speak with Flynn. The blastia rumbles, Rita and Estelle attempt to stop it but it blows up and they are injured. Talk to Karol outside Estelle's room and head back in again. The dragon rider appears again, and after a lot of dialogue you're allowed to venture out of town. NOTE: There are a couple things to take care of before leaving: 1. Make sure to talk to Drake Dropwart in front of the blastia. 2. Enter the HQ to encounter a scene with Hachette. 3. Before you enter the inn, there is a walkway leading around the right side of it, search and you will find Wonder Reporter on the balcony. 4. Sleep at the inn to encounter a scene with Yuri and Estelle. 5. Before heading to the next area, backtrack to Caer Bocram. Head left at the fork in the path as you enter and you will see Duke standing near the edge of the lake. Exit the left side of Heliord and make your way across the forests to your next destination, Dahngrest. --------------------- TOWN: Dahngrest (QB3) --------------------- ITEMS: x1 Apple Gel x1 Dark Bottle x1 Holy Bottle x1 Limit Bottle x1 Orange Gel x1 Panacea Bottle RECIPE: Minestrone Soup NOTE: If you haven't done so yet, synth a Special Flag at the item shop, it will come in handy for a Secret Mission very soon. There is a road that leads between the item shop and the inn, follow it straight up and the barrier will collapse allowing monsters to run amok in the city. Keep heading straight up and you will run into the Guild Union HQ. Inside the front lobby there is a piece of food bobbing back and forth behind a pillar. Any guess as to what or who this is? Wonder Chef! He will teach you the Minestrone Soup recipe. Backtrack towards the town entrance and you will run into a couple of quick fights with some monsters. Don Whitehorse makes an appearance as does Flynn. When you gain control of Yuri, head up and to the path leading left. Stop in at the Sagittarius tavern and you can find a Panacea Bottle in the dining area inside a dresser, search it a couple more times to also get an Orange Gel and an Apple Gel. Over in the Don's small office you can check a cabinet multiple times and pick up a Dark Bottle, Holy Bottle, and Limit Bottle. Past the tavern you will reach the blastia, Rita attempts to fix it and you'll catch another quick fight. Rita restores the barrier and you will need to head to the HQ again. Unfortunately, the Don is out fighting monsters so it's off to Keiv Moc! Raven makes a cameo appearance before leaving, apparently he is headed the same way you are. NOTE: Cook Minestrone Soup with Estelle to learn the Miso Soup recipe. Then, have Estelle cook the Miso Soup until you learn the Clam Chowder recipe. -------------------- AREA: Keiv Moc (VJ7) -------------------- ITEMS: x1 Bastard Sword x1 Chain Whip x1 Estoc x1 Limit Bottle x3 Mind Bottle x1 Orange Gel x2 Poison Bottle x1 Rabbit's Foot x2 Weak Bottle Raven approaches you just as you enter, the party isn't thrilled to see him but he joins with you anyway! Head up the tree trunk and head down to the part where Raven takes Karol. Straight ahead is a small clearing where you can find a Bastard Sword and Chain Whip. Back up and to the left, you'll run by a chest with an Estoc and beyond that on the path is an Orange Gel. Take the trunk heading upwards and make your way left, the tree splits so pass the first path leading down and continue towards the left. Through the clearing you will come across a chest with 2 Weak Bottles, and up a tree trunk beyond this is a Rabbit's Foot. Backtrack to where the tree split and take the first path you saw leading down and into another clearing. There is a chest right where you come in with 2 Poison Bottles. Head north and you will enter the second area of the woods. NOTE: You will also want to use Raven to cook Beef Bowl until you obtain Pork Stew. Previously, you had Estelle cook Fried Chicken and Fries to get the Scottish Egg recipe. Cook the Scottish Egg with Raven to make the Okonomiyaki recipe. Save at the SAVE POINT. Keep going north and you will see a chest, it is another chest monster like you found in the previous ruins, defeating it will earn you a Limit Bottle. Follow the path up the tree trunk and it eventually splits, the right path cannot be taken at this point so keep going left. You will run right into a chest with 3 Mind Bottles, and right beyond that is another SAVE POINT. Before you go any further, if you synthed the Special Flag prior to this (first available in the Shaikos Ruins part), you should switch your party leader to Raven. ---------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Gigalarva ---------------------- NOTE: During the battle you may notice that Gigalarva will run over the puddle of water in the area and dip his stinger in it to recover his life. If you see him walking towards it, use Raven's "Serpent" spell and cast it in the water. When he tries to dip his stinger in the puddle he will hit your spell and knock himself backwards earning you the Secret Mission. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON GIGALARVA. Gigalarva has a small radius of attack but tends to hit anything nearby many many times when he does strike. If you're controlling Raven your best bet is to run, pull your combo, then exit his attack radius. He will frequently dip his stinger in the puddle to recover life so if possible, corner him so he can't move and continue to combo him so he can't break free. If he does go for the puddle, follow the directions in the NOTE right above. There will be a fair amount of opportunities to use your Fatal Strikes in this fight, it won't do an instant kill but it does knock off a good chunk of life in one strike. Have two close combat fighters in your party to keep him pinned in one spot and constantly being attacked. You will recieve a Stun Bracelet as a reward for beating him. Even after the battle, you are still surrounded by enemies with no escape in sight. Duke comes in and destroys everything surrounding you with a weapon that would have undoubtedly come in handy for the boss you just fought against. He doesn't answer many questions about himself, only warns you to stay away from the aer springs. Backtrack towards the first area of the forest and you will see a pile of monsters running away. Don and some of his followers are here fighting and you have a quick conversation about your recent findings with him. He also reveals that your new friend Raven is a Altosk Guild member and seems to have some connection with the Don. He grants you an audience back in town so travel to Dahngrest again. Inside Dahngrest's Guild HQ, you meet with the Don who is currently speaking with Flynn. Flynn offers to forge an alliance with the Guilds against the Blood Alliance and Barbos, however, he delivers a letter from Ioder stating that they want the Don out of the picture. Flynn is escorted to prison and the Don declares war on the empire. Exit to the town and Yuri will part with the group, go back and visit Flynn in the prison. You switch places with Flynn and the Don visits, he tells you his outburst was mostly for show. Into the city once more and meet with the party in the town square, then over to the building on your right to meet with Rita and Repede. Flynn stops the two sides from fighting but Barbos attempts to kill him with an aer gun. The mysterious dragon-rider swoops in again to stop him and Yuri hitches a ride with him. ---------------------- AREA: Ghasfarost (CB5) ---------------------- ITEMS: x1 Aque Blastia Core x3 Magic Lens x1 Battle Suit x1 Melange Gel x1 Blue Dragon x2 Orange Gel x1 Crescent Axe x1 Pineapple Gel x1 Halberd x1 Rivet Belt x3 Holy Bottle x1 Smash Bow x1 Holy Cloak x1 Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 2 x1 Kurama x1 Specific x1 Leather Coat x1 Theif's Cape x1 Lemon Gel x1 War Pike x2 Life Bottle x1 Warrior Symbol x1 Limit Duo RECIPE - Salad You are put into a battle against 8 Bandidos. This horde will chase you all over the field and quickly surround you so throw your attack and run. Lather, rinse, repeat. Hopefully you won't make the same mistake I did by leaving the Quarter Damage skill active on Yuri making this a 10+ minute battle (ugh!). After killing the entire squad you wind up in a prison cell with the dragon-rider. It turns out she is a woman named Judith and she will help you bust out of the place. It is also revealed that Yuri likes to hit women, a trait that I personally didn't see coming. NOTE: As mentioned before, use Raven to cook Beef Bowl until you obtain Pork Stew. Then, use Judith to cook Pork Stew until you get Japanese Stew. Again using Judith, cook Japanese Stew until Sukiyaki is created. FLOOR 1 - When you regain control of the party, re-enter the cell and save at the SAVE POINT. There are two chests at the back of this room with a Life Bottle and Melange Gel, in the room to the right of these chests are 3 Magic Lenses and a Specific. Move towards the left side of the main room and Yuri discovers he can hit the levers with his ring, you obtain Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 2. Inside the bottom right door you can pick up Yuri's equipment and Judith picks up a War Pike. You will also find a Pineapple Gel in the chest and a Life Bottle on the table. Hit the right lever with your ring and head upstairs. FLOOR 2 - Judith gives you a Limit Duo, a skill which can be used in battle. Along the back wall you can find a chest with a Battle Suit, and near the front of the room is a Crescent Axe. You can check the barrels left of the Crescent Axe for an Orange Gel. The back right room has a Leather Coat on the suits of armor. Exit the door at the bottom and you meet up with the rest of your party. Raven has a little scene with Duke and you can climb the ladder to the next floor. FLOOR 3a - On the balcony you can find a Rivet Belt in a chest and 3 Holy Bottles in the crates on the far left. Cross into the main part of the tower and hit the giant gold gear on your right with your ring to get it spinning. 3b - There is a gear to your left to hit with the ring, and behind that is a chest with a Kurama. 3c - Nothing here but another gear. (Rhyme!) 3d - The final gear and there is an Orange Gel in a chest to the right. FLOOR 4a - Nothing to see here (yet), head up the steps. 4b - Grab the Blue Dragon from the chest, hit the gear. 4c - There is a Wizard Horn right at the top of the steps, hit the gear around the side and it will open up the gates on Floor 4a. 4a - Head downstairs, you can now check the random pinwheel laying on the ground. It's Wonder Chef! He teaches you the Salad recipe. Hit the gear right beside it also to open up another gate on 4b. 4b - Run to the far left side and hit the 2 gears you see here, they open up a gate on 4d. 4d - Hit the final 2 gears on the left and head up the steps to Floor 5. NOTE: Use Raven to cook Salad until you learn the Sashimi recipe. Then, have Karol cook Sashimi until the Sushi recipe is learned. You should also have Rita cook Salad until Vegetable Stir Fry is gained. Next, use Raven to cook the Vegetable Stir Fry until you get Soup Noodles. FLOOR 5a - In a chest right behind your entrance is a Holy Cloak. Head to 5c. 5c - Knock the gear off and it falls below activating a gear below, it opens a path on 5b. 5b - Hit the gear in the front right corner to open a gate on 5a. 5a - The gear on the left will open a path on 5b, head back upstairs. (Out of breath yet??) 5b - The gear on the left side will now open a path on 5c. 5c - Left side again, the gear opens up 5d's path. 5d - There is a Spike Hammer inside the chest at the top of the steps. Activate the gear on the left, then over to the right side and activate the two over there as well. 5c - Your final gear is on the right of 5c, activate and head to the top. FLOOR 6a - Inside two chest to the right are a Lemon Gel and a Smash Bow. 6c - A Halberd, Warrior Symbol and Thief's Cape can be found in the three chests on this floor. Taking the exit here leads to the top floor and boss battle for this area. ------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Barbos ------------------- NOTE: You will notice 4 green orbs around the parimeter of the battlefield. You need to destroy all of these before defeating Barbos. You can either target them after you cycle through all of the enemies on the battlefield or you can free run over to them and hit them with an attack in order to get your reticle focused on them. They are incredibly weak so they should only take a couple hits to destroy. Killing all of them gets you the Secret Mission 7 achievement. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON BARBOS. Barbos is another fight where your best strategy is to just go in and beat the hell out of him nonstop until he dies. The only real attack you should fear is where he spins in a circle with his sword outstretched. It can do a fair amount of damage but it is more annoying than anything. Kill all of his henchmen first and then focus on beating him. Keep some close combat fighters in your party in order to have a nonstop flow of attacks against him, these will allow you to link together a huge Over Limit combo against Barbos. You will receive a Blue Talisman for beating him. Now that Barbos is seemingly out of the picture you can retrieve your Aque Blastia Core. Raven has mysteriously wandered off again and Judith will also go her own way. Head back into Dahngrest when you are done at the tower. Approach the group of knights in front of the inn and you learn about a new treaty between the Guilds and the Empire. Sleep at the inn and you will watch a scene with Yuri visiting the newly appointed Captian Flynn. Yuri will assassinate Ragou for his bad deeds and earns the "Vigilante" title. Repede will also earn the title of "Sinful Sidekick". Everyone parts ways but a giant flying monster attacks the town. He is chased off when Judith shows up. Estelle chooses to join you instead of returning home and gains the "Seeker of Truth" title. Head towards Torim Harbor and you will have a scene where you name your guild. Karol will gain the "Brave Vesperia Leader" title. NOTE: Make sure you re-enter Dhangrest and speak with Duke at the broken bridge. Also, if you were trying to do the Item Hater title mentioned at the very beginning of the walkthrough, you will earn it now. ------------------------ AREA: Backtracking (CV4) ------------------------ ITEMS: x1 Marking Map NOTE: At this point you will be heavy into the story portion of the game and not so much action for a little while. This section contains a numbers of towns as you will be "backtracking" through a lot of places you have just visited. It was easier to keep it all under one heading as you won't be in a lot of these places for very long. Enter Heliord and sleep at the inn. Yuri will be up in the middle of the night, go outside and speak with Judith to the left of the inn's entrance. In the morning, head to the blastia for the town and you meet with the folks you helped back in Nor Harbor. Apparently the father has gone missing and you accept your first job as a guild. Talk to the guard that is directly below the blastia. Choose who you want to distract the guard and go to the item shop at the inn. The shop will need: 1. x1 Soft Tail 2. x1 Basilisk Scale 3. x1 Bird Feather (Small) If you've been battling on the outskirts of the city for even a short while you should already have these. If not, exit toward Dahngrest and run into some random battles and collect the needed items and return them to the shop. Whoever you picked will get dressed up and distract the guard. You will now choose between Karol and Yuri to dress up as a guard. (I chose Karol as the guard) Go to the HQ where you will find Rita beating the hell out of everyone, including Karol. Everyone rejoins the group and moving towards the blastia gets you a scene with some familiar faces. The elevator heading down below the main part of the city will now be open. Go down to the worker's village and follow the path until you run into Cumore and Yeager who are abusing Teagle, the man you are looking for. This will initiate a quick semi-boss battle. Not really anything special you need to do here as it really isn't a major boss, just take it as a normal battle and you will do fine. Knock out Yeager's little entourage first and then focus on him. Once you are back on the world map, make your way southeast to Capua Torim. Once you cross the bridge Raven will randomly appear and rejoin the party. Set off towards Capua Torim when you are ready. NOTE: If you weren't able to before, go back to Ghasfarost and enter the building through the main doors. Go into the room on the bottom right that you had initally started in and you will get a quick scene with Judith and her lost spear. Also, when you enter Capua Torim you can find a woman standing near a tree below the Fortune Market's HQ. Make sure you talk to here for another scene. Inside Capua Torim, Raven complains about wanting to go to the inn and eating. Stay the night and Raven will get the "Old Spy" title and you will part ways with everyone. You can visit the party members scattered about the town now. - Karol is in the first room at the inn - Rita is in the adjacent room to Karol - Repede is right outside the inn on the doorstep - Estelle is down a level near the bottom of the slides - Raven is standing down at the docks - Judith can be found if you try to exit the town Speak with everyone, talk to the innkeeper again and rest. In the morning, go towards the docks where you run into Ioder and then will see Kaufman (who you first met back in Deidon Hold) around the pier. Talk to her and she takes you on the Fiertia in exchange for handling a merman issue for her. Move the ship out to sea and you run into your first group of mermen. After the battle you are given control of the ship. Re-enter Capua Torim and on the docks you find Little Wolf, Repede's old nemesis. They challenge eachother to see who can mark the most territory. Estelle runs off and collects the Marking Map for you and Repede gains the "Fated One" title. Take off in the Fiertia again and head for the open seas, you will hit a lot of fog and smack right into the side of a mysterious ship... ------------------- AREA: Atherum (FT0) ------------------- ITEMS: 4000 Gald x2 Orange Gel x1 Dried Seaweed x1 Pineapple Gel x1 Holy Bottle x1 Red Box x1 Holy Symbol x1 Rice x1 Lemon Gel x1 Salmon x1 Life Bottle x3 Seal Bottle x3 Limit Bottle x2 Specific x3 Magic Lens x1 Snipe Xiphos x1 Mat x1 Takemikazuchi x1 Melange Gel x1 Treat x1 Ogre Sword x1 Trident NOTE: As a little semi-spoiler, this party you choose will be used for 95% of this area, the remaining will only be used for a VERY short time so pick your best party! You will need to choose a party to take along with you, Repede joins automatically and you will select the other two memebers. Exit your boat and enter the ghost ship's main deck. On the back side of this deck you will find a chest containing a Trident. There is a ladder to the left leading all the way up a mast, at the top there is a chest with a Seal Bottle, Limit Bottle, Specific, and a Treat. On the stairs to the left on the main deck is an Ogre Sword, pick that up, then head below deck via the stairs on the right. You will pass through a hall with mirrors on it, the second room will have a chest right in the middle of the floor with a Lemon Gel. The trick to these rooms inside this ship are that some of the enemies will be invisible, but you can tell where they are at by using the mirror in the background and by the shadow on the ground to gauge their location. After another couple halls you hit a bigger room with some stairs in it. Floor 1 (Main) - In the chest beneath the stairs is an Orange Gel, go to the back right corner of the room and you can check for a Life Bottle. From this bottom floor you can either continue to the right or go up to the second floor. Floor 1 (Right) - On the left side of the room right near the door you can check the wall and pick up 3 Magic Lenses. Right above that on the wall is a Seal Bottle. Back out and go up the steps in the previous room. Floor 2 (Main) - There is a chest beneath the steps containing a Snipe Xiphos. Floor 2 (Right) - There is a chest at the bottom behind a hammock that has a Takemikazuchi (no I didn't make that word up). Back up into the previous room. Floor 2 (Left) - This door brings you to a galley. In the back behind some tables is a chest monster, you will retrieve a Specific after beating it. Also, behind the bar area on the stove you can check and find Rice, Dried Seaweed, and Salmon. Back up again and head to the next floor up. Floor 3 (Main) - You can find a Limit Bottle in a chest behind the bannister in the middle. Floor 3 (Right) - Check for a Holy Bottle in the bunks right by where the door is. Floor 3 (Left) - Enter the left floor and you will be trapped by a falling gate, the rest of your party is concerned about your safety and will take off after them. You can take this opportunity to save at the SAVE POINT on your ship when you gain control of the rest of your crew. Attempting to go below deck you find out that route is blocked, climb up the mast and take the broken part down to the outside of the ship. Climb down the ladder and enter your first door, inside is a Pineapple Gel and a Melange Gel. Back outside to the ships exterior and enter the next door around the corner. In the second hall you will find a Mat inside a chest, past this room you reunite with the rest of the party. Save at the SAVE POINT, the chest in the back right has an Orange Gel, the door to the left takes you outside the ship where a Limit Bottle can be found. The door on the right cannot be opened yet, so head upstairs into the captain's quarters. Check the bookcase at the top of the steps to find 4000 Gald and on the nearby table for a Seal Bottle. After reading the book by the dead pirate, check the bottom right corner of the room for a Pirate Hat. Grab the pirate's Red Box from him on the table and climb up the ladder at the back of the room. There is a Holy Symbol in a chest as you come up to the top, don't bother climbing the mast as there is nothing up at the top. Back down into the pirate's room, and exit through the door by the bookcase. Climb down the ladders outside and as you come to the level right above the deck, there is a piece of rope tied to the ground that you can check, this will open gates that closed and door you could not access right near the SAVE POINT earlier. There isn't anything in that door you haven't seen already, it simply just opens the access to a hall you have already came through. Go back to your ship and Rita will earn the "Anti-Nonsense" title. -------------------------- AREA: Backtracking 2 (BP3) -------------------------- ITEMS: 4000 Gald x1 Friendship Fur Ball x1 Golden Horn x3 Limit Bottle x3 Lottery Gel x2 Miracle Gel x1 Power Light x1 Spicy Potion x1 Veil RECIPE: Seafood Bowl NOTE: Now that you have free control of the ship and the Marking Map from Capua Torim, you can fill out your Dog Map as you are going back and completing these following side items. You can check your Dog Map by going to your Menu, then going to your World Map location and hitting the Y button to bring up the places you've marked. They are highlighted in blue, and your nemesis is highlighted in red. Mark an area by sleeping with a tent, mat or anything else in a place that isn't marked or isn't your color. Go to Zaphias, in the middle sector there is a dog right around where the shop is (and where you met the reporter for the first time) who will give you the Friendship Fur Ball. Continue up the steps into the noble sector and a man named Shel will approach you and ask to help find his brother Clay. After the conversation, go towards towards the left and you will see him again outside of Mordio's gates. He will tell you to speak to Lune, Clay's girlfriend, in the middle sector. She is on a bench with Ted and another child nearby. She will give you a book that teaches you the "Tiger Blade" arte and you will also gain the "Kingdom Celeb" title. Make your way over to Deidon Hold and speak with the man in front of the warehouse above where the shop and SAVE POINT are at. He will take Karol inside to play a mini-game. ---------------------- DEIODON HOLD WAREHOUSE ---------------------- KEY: [S] Starting Point [*] Chest Location  Crate Location [A] Drop Location Below you will find a map to guide you on how to complete this warehouse. I have organized it so that you start with the crate labeled "1" and it gets dropped into the box labeled "A". Then you go for crate "2" and drop it in "B", and so on until you complete the map. The chests are listed in the order that you will be able to access them. Upon clearing the game, you will recieve 2000 Gald from the man who let you inside. CHEST 1: x2 Miracle Gel CHEST 2: x1 Spicy Potion CHEST 3: x3 Limit Bottle PAYMENT: 2000 Gald [ ][ ][ ][D][E] [ ][*] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [J] [C] [ ] [ ] [B][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ]  [ ][ ] [ ] [F] [ ][ ] [ ][A] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [*] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [H][ ][I] [ ][ ][ ] [ ]  [ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [S][ ][ ] [G][ ][ ][*] [ ] Exit Deidon Hold and head to Halure. By the inn there is a man wearing a green coat named Sicily. He talks Raven into counting over 90,000 petals on the ground! For your troubles, Raven learns "Arrivederci". Go up to the tree and speak with the Mayor, after speaking with him stay at the inn and then return to the tree and speak with the children. The kids will give you a Veil and run off. Exit the town and you can find the King of Adventures traveling inn on the cliff above Halure and to the side of Aspio. Rest and you will have a scene where you finally get more than two words out of Rich. Take your boat back to Capua Nor and you will find Sicily again on the bridge heading towards Ragou's house. Speak to him again and Raven will learn the "Vacance" skill and get the "Twilight Dreamer" title. There will be a lady standing outside of the inn that you can speak with, she will give you a recipe for Seafood Bowl. She is the mother of Hachette, who you spoke with earlier in Heliord. You can also go and do the warehouse over in Capua Torim now. Talk with the man outside and you can get started. --------------------- CAPUA TORIM WAREHOUSE --------------------- KEY: [S] Starting Point [>] Lift Control Location [#] Lift Location [*] Chest Location  Crate Location (Numbered Boxes) [A] Drop Location (Lettered Boxes) CHEST 1: x3 Lottery Gel CHEST 2: x1 Power Light CHEST 3: x1 Golden Horn REWARDS: 2000 Gald STEP 1: BOTTOM LEVEL Place all boxes (1A-3B) as shown in the diagram below. Then Stand on the [#] on the bottom side of the room and hit the [>] with your Sorcerer's Ring. [#] [>] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [C] [ ][ ][ ]  [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][B][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][A][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [S] [ ][>][ ] [#] STEP 2: TOP LEVEL, BOTTOM/RIGHT SIDE You will come in at the [#] on the bottom left. Drop  into [A] and go downstairs. On the right side of the room is another lift you can take to get to the top [#] on this same floor. Push  into [B] and  into [C] and go downstairs. [#] [B][ ][ ] [ ][ ][C][ ] [ ][ ]  [ ][ ][ ] <-- Boxes  and  will be used in the next step! [A][ ] [ ] I will reference this in the notes below. [ ][ ][ ] [#][ ][ ][ ][ ] STEP 3: BOTTOM LEVEL Place the boxes (1A-2B) into their assigned locations. Moving box  into the proper location gives you access to your first [*] chest with x3 Lottery Gel. Use the [#] lift at the bottom of the room to push box  down from the previous step and move it into location [C]. Go back up that same lift and push box  down the same way and move it to location [D]. Finally, drop the  box marked on the map below into position [E]. Once you have everything placed correctly, stand on the [#] lift on the top side of the room and hit the [>] with your ring. [#] [>] [!] [ ][ ] [D] [ ][C][ ][ ][ ][B][E] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [*][ ] [ ] [A][ ][ ][>][ ] [#] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [#][ ] STEP 4: TOP/LEFT LEVEL Push the ,, boxes into their respective places and grab the Power Light from the [*] chest and go downstairs. [B][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][#] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [C][ ][ ][A][ ][ ] [*][ ][ ][ ] [>] STEP 5: BOTTOM LEVEL Finally, drop the two chests labeled below in their correct spots to bridge you over to the final chest and pick up the Golden Horn. This completes the Capua Torim warehouse! [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [#] [ ][<] [*] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][A][B] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ] ----------------------- TOWN: Nordopolica (JW1) ----------------------- ITEMS: RECIPE: Kebab Sandwich Once gaining control of the party, head off of the docks and directly ahead there will be a man standing in front of a smoking cauldron. Talk to him and you will have a scene where Judith runs off and ruins another blastia. Go up the steps heading north and speak to Drake who is facing the ocean after the first little bridge. Enter the main gates, rest, shop (make sure you have some Magic Lenses in your inventory) and save at the SAVE POINT. Enter the next set of doors down the hall to the right and you will see three girls standing at a table. Turn around and along the wall by the door where you came in is Wonder Chef again, he will teach you the Kebab Sandwich recipe. Talk to the guard at the top of the stairs and Raven leaves the party. Head back to the inn and rest, in the morning go down towards the docks again where you meet Regaey. He asks you to meet him inside the coliseum. Keep going south and find the distressed looking couple by where you found the smoking cauldron earlier. They mention people have been disappearing at night, so sleep at the inn and Yuri will learn "Shining Eagle" after seeing someone catch the bad end of it by the docks. Enter the coliseum lobby and up the stairs you will find Duke again. After your conversation with him, talk to Regaey who gets you to enter the tournament. Save and talk to the girls at the registration desk and you will begin the fights. NOTE: Be sure to use a Magic Lens on the four enemies you are about to fight! Also, put Rita in your party before registering, this will help you out with the Secret Mission that is coming up soon. FIGHT: Erungar/Jugem/Johan Not much of a challenge here. Just plain old enemies with a decent amount of HP. Standard attacks will work just fine here, no need to pull out all the stops on these pushovers. Finish these with haste and you get to the undefeated champion... FIGHT: Flynn Flynn will hit you with some devestating attack, but don't worry, once your health drops down or you simply spend about 10 seconds in the fight, you will have your fight interrupted by an annoying pest again. ----------------- BOSS BATTLE: Zagi ----------------- NOTE: Zagi has a new attachment on his arm that will collect magic if you try and use it against him. If you have Rita in your party, just have here continuously throw her Fireball spell at him, other wise just have your party members all throw magic. He will lift his arm and collect the magic as it gets near him and eventually it will turn from green to red. Once enough is collected the arm will explode and you will complete the secret mission. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON ZAGI. You've fought Zagi a number of times before, he is no different this time either so just follow the same strategy from prior encounters. He is big on the close encounter attacks so if possible, keep your distance and run in once his combos are done. Block often, block often, block often! You will receive Dice and a Drain Charm for beating Zagi. After defeating Zagi again, you'll run into a couple of random enemies that enter the ring. Regaey will run off with your Red Box that you collected from the pirate ship earlier, Repede and Judith take off after him. Make your way back towards the inn and Judith will rejoin you, then go toward the exit leading you to the world map and Repede rejoins. Follow the path outside of Noropolica and eventually you will hit a cavern in the side of the mountain range. ---------------------------- AREA: Weasand of Cados (QT4) ---------------------------- ITEMS: 8000 Gald x1 Silver Circlet x1 Aquamarine x1 Silver Hat x1 Avenger's Scroll x1 Simple Tent x1 Jiraiya x1 Spike Bow x1 Limit Bottle x1 Spine Ripper x1 Mighty Guard x1 Verbena x3 Seal Bottle x1 War Harpoon Upon entering, Repede will drag Regaey out from his hiding spot but he gets away after some guild members attack you. Follow the path and on your left you will hit a chest containing three Seal Bottles. Next to it on the right is another chest with a Limit Bottle. The path foks slightly ahead, the one on the right leading down takes you to a Mighty Guard. Going on the left/upward path runs you into another fork. Below takes you to a VERY large monster. ----------------------------- GIGANTO MONSTER: Hermit Drill ----------------------------- MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON HERMIT DRILL Hermit Drill is definitely beatable at this point but it is up to you if you want to fight him or not, he is not blocking the path that continues the story. If you do choose to fight him, make sure your party is equipped properly before entereing the battle. A lot of the time you can get in some cheap hits by simply free running and letting the rest of your party attack him. He tends to focus on the leader and not attacking anyone else unless you are stationary. If he balls up, block so that all of his spikes don't knock you unconscious like the rest of your party. Try to keep your distance when possible unless going for a Over Limit combo. He is large and kind of awkward so running right up on him isn't the easiest thing in the world. You will get the "Big Game Greenhorn" achievement for defeating him. Beyond where Hermit Drill was standing is a chest with 8000 Gald in it and the other path behind him gets you a Verbena. Go to the upper path you just came from and you run into a spoon. (Kidding, it's another fork). The bottom path leads to a Spike Bow and the upper puts you into another room. Underneath the bridge in this new room are two chests, one with a War Harpoon and the other is an Aquamarine. Going over the bridge and looping around will put you by a chest with an Avenger's Scroll and beyond that Regaey is still running. A flow of aer blocks your path but a giant flying monster drops in, eats the aer and flies off. Continue on to the SAVE POINT and take the path leading directly north, a chest is at the end with a Jiraiya. Backtrack and take the one straight to the left, a chest is at another dead end with a Spine Ripper. Finally, enter the middle path and follow the bottom path and grab the Silver Circlet at the end. Return to the middle upper path and into the room ahead and save at the SAVE POINT. Ragaey ends up being Yeager in disguise, he makes his getaway and you are thrown into a boss fight. --------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Pteropus --------------------- NOTE: After hitting the first form a few times, the bats will all break up into single units that you can attack. There are numerous Magic and Attack Bats, but only one Leader Bat. Naturally, this will be your target. Attack Leader Bat only Secret Mission, defeat the Leader Bat first, don't attack the Magic Bats or Attack Bats. Killing the Leader Bat first will get you the secret mission achievement. MAKE SURE TO USE MAGIC LENSES ON BOTH THE FIRST FORM AND THE SEPERATE UNITS. Pteropus is probably one of the easiest boss battles you will encounter. Follow the directions in the NOTE above to gain the secret achievement. Taking out the leader bat means they won't group up and attack in a single form again. Instead, you are basically left to deal with about ten or so smaller and easy to beat enemies. No real strategy here, just do whatever you do to take out regular enemies and it works just fine. You will get a Rebirth Ring for beating Pteropus. Before exiting the room, open the chest at the bottom part of the boss battle room, there is a Simple Tent inside and hidden to the left of that is a Silver Hat. You can now exit the caves and head towards the next town, an oasis literally in the middle of nowhere. NOTE: Before entering the next town, exit the caves and go back inside to where the SAVE POINT and aer krene is. You will meet up with Duke again and your party grows increasingly frustrated with his motives and attitude. ------------------- TOWN: Mantaic (YJ0) ------------------- ITEMS: x1 Adventurer's Canteen x1 Barrel Canteen x1 Chic Canteen x1 Expensive Canteen x1 Glass Marble x1 Kid's Canteen x1 Mother's Memento x1 Plain Canteen x1 Stylish Canteen RECIPE: Curry Head north at the first intersection in town, when you reach the second one, you can find Wonder Chef disguised as a bouncing cactus behind some trees. He will teach you the recipe for Curry. Also right here where you found Wonder Chef, you can talk to the tree behind the guard and find out it's Wonder Reporter too! Talk to both of them, then round up your party scattered around town like back in Capua Torim. Here are their locations: - Estelle is standing by the oasis - Karol is by the entrance where you came into town - Rita is sitting inside the inn - Raven is standing outside of the inn - Judith can be found if you try to exit towards the left of town Speak with all of them, then approach the inn. Estelle chooses to leave your group but you will, naturally, tag along anyway. Judith will earn the "Trophy Wife" title after this scene. Rest at the inn and you will receive: Adventurer's, Barrel, Chic, Expensive, Kid's, Plain, and Stylish Canteen from the innkeeper. Stay the night again and after a scene where another blastia ends up getting destroyed, Judith learns the "Moonlight Talon" arte. Rest one more time and Estelle will give you her Mother's Memento by the oasis. In the morning, go fill the canteens up by the water at the back of town and you will offer to help some children find their parents that have been taken into the desert. They will give you a Glass Marble as payment for your help. --------------------------- AREA: Sands of Kogorh (DO9) --------------------------- ITEMS: x3 Air Stone x1 Executioner x1 FlameBerge x1 Limit Bottle x1 Mizuchi x1 Phoenix Guard x1 Rapid Shot x1 Riot x1 Stinger x3 Stone Bottle Before entering, make sure you have a couple of Paralysis Ward's equipped on your party, the enemies in this area are heavy on the paralysis effects. You will spend a lot of unnecessary time and money buying up and using potions to cure this when the ward's can do this job for you. 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In a chest beneath a tree just as you enter is a Rapid Shot, in the water along the bottom side between the rocks are three Air Stones. Behind the SAVE POINT is a chest containing a Riot. 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He gains Over Limits fairly quickly and since he is seeking you, free run away from him as much as possible when he is in this state. The best strategy for this fight is to THROW ATTACKS LIKE CRAZY AT HIM AT ALL TIMES! He's got some strikes that hit a large radius and a number of party members that throws you to a quick death. Simply run up, over limit, beat the living hell out of him and don't stop. You will get multiple guard breaks like this and as long as you keep the heat on him, he won't be able to attack at all. Soon your party will surround him and with everyone smashing him all at once, he stands no chance! After picking up the chests in this area, head towards the SAVE POINT at the top left of the area. You will meet the parents of the children from back in town and tell them to stay put in the meantime. Save, exit the area and you will be put into a boss fight in the next section of the desert. ----------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Outbreaker ----------------------- NOTE: Equip Yuri's "Severing Fang" arte to one of your shortcuts. You will notice that Outbreak occassionally spits an orb out of his mouth, when he does this, use your arte and Yuri will jump in the air hitting both the orb and Outbreaker himself. The orb needs to be hit just a few times before it is destroyed, it will change colors letting you know if you've hit it. Smack it a few times and you will complete the mission. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON OUTBREAKER. Outbreaker is a flying enemy so you will have to rely less on your straight ahead physical attacks and focus more on your spells and artes that strike above. In the time that you are able to attain the Secret Mission, you should have taken off a significant amount of his HP. He's got a few attacks that do a mild amount of damage, so if needed you can surrender some HP to get in there and start knocking damage off him without needing to worry about getting wiped out. Focus on your artes, focus on the magic. You will receive a Mysterious Piece and World Charm for defeating Outbreaker. After the battle your party will pass out from exhaustion. Seems like all hope is lost... ------------------- TOWN: Yormgen (EA8) ------------------- ITEMS: x1 All Divide x1 Clear Ciel Crystal x1 Hourglass x1 Limit Bottle x1 Phaeroh's Feather x1 Simple Tent x1 Strange Mark RECIPE: Croquette You will wake up in a mysterious hotel room. Inside where you are sleeping, on the left is an Hourglass and an All Divide, and to the right you can find Wonder Chef bobbing back and forth. He will teach you the recipe for Croquette. Outside you meet with the rest of your party and obtain Phaeroh's Feather. Outside of the inn between the two buildings is a Limit Bottle. Go north on the path leading along side of the inn and onto the balcony where umbrellas and tables are set up. Speak with the girl in the green dress named Yuefan here. She will open the Red Box for you and you obtain the Clear Ciel Crystal. Open the chest near where she is standing for a Simple Tent then make your way to the building at the top of the hill to see the sage. Upon entering, you see a familiar face again, Duke. He destroys your newly acquired Clear Ciel Crystal and leaves you with more questions than answers again and the party splits up for the time being. Enter the Sages house again and search the corner behind Rita for a Strange Mark. - Rita is inside the sages house. - Raven is on the hill left hill leading up to the sages house. - Karol is on the balcony by where you met Yuefan. - Estelle and Repede are by the inn, shop. NOTE: Cook Croquette with Judith until you gain the Tempura recipe. -------------------- Backtracking 3 (SK2) -------------------- ITEMS: x1 Apatheia, Cyano Ciel Crystal x1 Book of Friendship x1 Bread x1 Comrade Crest x1 Milk x1 Miracle Gel x1 Sinclair Saber After speaking with your party, stay at the inn and in the morning go towards the exit over the bridge. It's off through the Sands of Kogorh and into Mantaic. Cumore is in town and is forcing more residents into the desert, but Yuri has a plan. Karol sabotages the carriage and buys everyone some time. Speak with the children in the path near where you found Wonder Chef earlier and the parents will thank you for saving them by giving you a Miracle Gel. Judith will give the kids their Glass Marble back. Speak with the innkeeper to stay the night. Yuri takes another one of his midnight strolls and helps Cumore to his death. Meet with Flynn by the water and you will have your usual disagreement. In the morning, exit the town and enter right back again. You may notice that the little barrier set up by the inn is gone, head to the back of the inn right by where the entrance is and you will see a child wearing a cow suit (named Kowz, coincidentally). Give him an Apple Gel and he will introduce you to Ant Lion Man and also gives you Milk. Also, speak with the man towards where the water is at and he will assign you a guild job. Speak with Yu who can be found right outside of the inn and he asks you to deliver a book for him. You will receive the Book of Friendship and a Comrade Crest. As you approach the Wesand of Cados, a traveler tells you Flynn has barricaded the mountains. Raven cooks up a distraction and you're through with relative ease. Once inside the first room, you can find a Sinclair Saber on the path heading down. Backtrack through the caves just as you came through them before and when approaching the exit you are seemingly trapped. Raven pulls another strange trick and you make your escape. Enter into Nordopolica again and sleep at the inn. Speak with the guard in front of the door and enter Belius' room at the top of the steps. After a brief conversation, the Hunting Blades will burst in and start a fight. The Duce can fend for herself so meet with Natz down in the coliseum. Inside there is a lot of commotion, you will defeat a couple other minor enemies and Estelle will attempt to heal the Duce. It reacts negatively to her healing and you are forced to battle against her. ------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Belius ------------------- NOTE: After taking a fair amount of damage, Belius will split into two forms. During this event, she will extinguish the candles circling the area you are fighting in. You will need to light these four candles by targeting them and using Yuri's Destruction Field arte on them. Before lighting them, make sure you use a Magic Lens on the (Double) as it will disappear once these have all been lit! MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON BELIUS AND BELIUS (DOUBLE) Keep your distance from Belius when she goes into Over Limit! Her attacks are quick and brutal, use Artes that don't require you to be right next to her to hit. I highly suggest following the directions above for the secret mission to eliminate a major part of this battle: the Belius Double. It is, obviously, easier to deal with one Belius instead of two. Not much of strategy I can give here, just run n' gun. You will receive an Emerald Ring and an Ice Coffin for defeating her. [SPOILERS!!] Belius will turn into a crystal after dying. The Hunting Blades threaten to take the crystal but Sodia and the imperial knights show up and spoil the fun. Make your way towards the docks and Raven will leave your party. You run into Flynn who allows you to pass and the ship sets sail. Raven shows up out of nowhere with Harry, the Don's grandson. Judith will destroy the blastia letting Rita in on her secret this whole time, and Judith will take off on Ba'ul leaving your party. Save at the SAVE POINT and talk to the rest of the party on the top deck. Rest after speaking to them and you will gain control of your ship again. Travel to Zaphias and enter Yuri's room, Ted will run in and tell you to patch things up with Flynn and gives you some Bread. Grab your boat and sail over to Dahngrest, Karol and Raven will run off to an important meeting while the rest of the crew can sleep at the inn. In the morning, there is a lot of noise outside, apparently a group from Palestralle was seen in the Heliord area and a guild war is possible. When you are ready, head out to the west into your next area. ------------------------------- AREA: Manor of the Wicked (VT1) ------------------------------- ITEMS: 7000 Gald x1 Lemon Gel x1 Apple Gel x1 Limit Bottle x1 Crimson Axe x5 Magic Lens x1 Gothic Guard x1 Orange Gel x1 Gothic Plate x1 Panacea Bottle x1 Grim Cardian x1 Ruby Wand x1 Holy Bottle x1 Stone Slasher x1 Imperial Crest You will have to fight a couple baddies when you first enter, there are a few more patrolling outside you can take it as well. Once inside you will see the Don upstairs and your party will get attacked again, afterwards you are free to roam around. On the far left side of the room among some boxes is 7000 Gald. In the back of the room between the windows is a Lemon Gel, then to the right of that by the steps is a Gothic Plate. Begin entering the doors along the hallway. Although there are a couple rooms that are empty, you can still fight some enemies in here and gain a decent amount of Gald from each fight. DOOR 1: Grim Cardian DOOR 2: Orange Gel DOOR 3: Apple Gel DOOR 4: NOTHING! DOOR 5: Panacea Bottle, Holy Bottle Upstairs before you hit the SAVE POINT by the grandfather clock is a Gothic Guard. Right past the SAVE POINT in a chest is a Ruby Wand and in the flower pot right next to it are 5 Magic Lenses. Begin entering the doors along the hallway again. DOOR 1: NOTHING! DOOR 2: Crimson Axe DOOR 3: Limit Bottle DOOR 4: Stone Slasher NOTE: [MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!] When you enter the final door, Yeager will disappear and you hand over the Apatheia, Cyano Ciel Crystal to the Don (what's with giving away all of your items lately?). The Don runs off, leaving you to clean up a couple more enemies and you can go back to Dahngrest when you're ready. In the center of town, the Don offers his own life to make up for what happened to Belius. Yuri offers to take on the role he is giving up, the Don thanks him and commits suicide. After speaking with Estelle and Rita, go find Karol sitting outside the tavern (the one in the western part of town). After speaking with Yuri, he will earn the "Troubled One" title. Meet Estelle towards the entrance of town and then Rita on the bridge leading into the town. The party will jump on the boat and reunite with Karol and Raven. Before moving into the new section, go back into Dahngrest again. Sleep at the inn for a scene with Karol where he will earn the "Insomniac" title. Continue to sleep here until you get a couple more scenes with Harry and the Don's sword. Eventually, Karol will learn the "Special" skill. Visit the pub heading towards the left from the center of the town and Estelle will heal a wounded soldier. Outside, Drake will speak with you and give you the Imperial Crest. Re-enter the pub and Raven will speak with an acquaintance of his. You will hear more about this later. When ready, head to your next area. Instead of landing at Nordopolica, there is a small beach right by Yormgen you can land your boat on and avoid a long trip. Directly above where you land is Mt. Temza. --------------------- AREA: Mt. Temza (PH0) --------------------- ITEMS: x1 Aries x1 Melange Gel x1 Ba'ul's Horn x1 Red Lavender x1 Crimson Phoenix +1 x1 Red Sage x1 Deadly Horn x1 Saffron x1 Ever Blue x1 Specific x1 Feather Coat x1 Tent x1 Grand Scepter x1 Transform Bow x1 Lemon Gel x1 Treat x1 Limit Bottle x1 Tribal Guard Right at the top of the hill on the left as you enter is a chest with a Tent. In the next area you can go into the valley path to your left or up the mountain path on your right. Take the valley path first, as you come up the hill you will run into a chest with a Red Sage and right beyond that is Saffron. Go back to the mountain path and it will fork (kind of hidden among the rocky landscape), take the right path first to grab a Deadly Horn, then back up the left one. You will find a Lemon Gel where the path starts to zig zag and as you continue on there is a Crimson Phoenix +1 up a bit more. Hidden to the right of where the bridge starts is a Specific and a Treat. [SPOILERS!!] Cross over to the city ruins to find Judith handling some Hunting Blades. After you regain control, get the Melange Gel from the chest right where the bridge ends and the Grand Scepter to the right of the SAVE POINT by the second bridge. There is a Giganto Monster in the valley where you first entered Mt. Temza. You do not have to fight Nan before this will appear so feel free to backtrack and battle this if you wish. I am not sure exactly at what point it appears as I just happened to pass it on the way back to town before fighting the boss. --------------------------- GIGANTO MONSTER: Pterobronc --------------------------- Pterobronc is easier than you might think. Before entering battle, be sure to stock up on Life Bottles, and TP recovery items (like Orange Gels). I chose Rita, Estelle, and Raven as my party. With Rita, turn off all of her artes except Fire Ball, Spiral Flare, Stalagmite, and Tractor Beam. For Raven, turn off his Wind Blade and Arrivederci. This will get rid of all the artes that are not very effective against him. He has some terribly powerful attacks, just watch the pattern he goes in so you know his style, then avoid him when he's doing a spinning attack with his wings out and following with a beam attack. Attack from behind or directly under him as this will allow you to complete your combos. Attacking from the front simply allows him to break your combo then demolish you with one of his own. Keep your crew stocked on TP as they will be throwing spells like crazy. Keep attacking from the back with your artes and your party as a whole can join in and get you a huge damage combo. You will get a Great Raptor Beak synth item for beating him as well as the usual tons of experience and gald. Just as you come across there is a path leading down that takes you to a Transform Bow. Going along the main path there is a chest hidden among some shrubs on your right with an Aries. In the next area you will see a small path leading up right as you come in. At the bottom of this path is a Tribal Guard, and at the top there is a chest monster you can fight earning you a Limit Bottle. Continue up the main way and grab the Red Lavender, then save at the SAVE POINT. [SPOILERS!!] You meet with Judith again and she finally reveals why she has been destroying blastia this whole time. Rita is understandably confused and upset but cannot fault her for her actions. You are interrupted by the Hunting Blades again who are seeking out Ba'ul and you will have to tangle with them before moving on. -------------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Nan and Tison -------------------------- NOTE: This is a two-part secret mission. Your enemy will perform an attack and pause for a moment, this is the time that you need to strike them. The object is to do a knock down attack while they are motionless for a second or two. Tison will use an arte where big yellow serpent looking things come up from the ground. Right after he does this he will sit still and you can do your move (Azure Wolf for example is a knock down attack). Nan will perform a move where rocks will come up from the ground, then she jumps up and her ring shaped weapon will get stuck in the ground with her on top of it. While she is standing on her weapon motionless you can do your attack again. You will get a "Great!" after both of them, you need both for the Secret Mission achievement. BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON BOTH NAN AND TISON. The key here is to keep the two seperated and focus on killing one of them at a time. Having them close means they will constantly interrupt your attacks and it becomes a giant pain. I chose to take on Tison first as his attacks come a bit more quickly and hurt more. Not to mention Nan will occassionally heal herself, effectively undoing a lot of the damage you've already done. Killing Tison first means you can focus all of your efforts on Nan at the same time so she doesn't have time to heal. Both of them tend to throw a barrage of attacks all the time, so timing is key. Watch their attacks, see how the pattern works, and strike when they leave an opening. If possible, back them into a corner so they can't run everywhere like they normally do and get a long combo going, boxing them in helps end this fight extremely quick. You will receive a Special Flag, Death Scythe, Protect Ring, and Resist Ring for defeating Nan and Tison (not bad!). Before entering the cavern behind the boss battle area, go up the path to the left and there is an Ever Blue in a chest, then up a bit more for a Feather Coat inside the little cave. [SPOILERS!!] Enter the cavern and you will find Ba'ul trying to evolve. Estelle almost heals/kills another one of his kind but stops before she does something crazy again. Ba'ul evolves and you strap your boat to its belly and take off. Judith will pass out and you once again will need to talk to all of your party members around the deck. -------------------- Backtracking 4 (GZ5) -------------------- ITEMS: 3000 Gald x1 Bunny Guild Badge x1 Everlight Necklace x1 Carrot x1 Fire Lily x1 Fragment of the Skies x1 Girly Bunny Ears x1 Guide Bell to Myorzo x1 Hermes' Notes x1 Medusa Scale x1 Onion x1 Potato x1 Pterobronc Claw x1 Rainbow Bookmark x1 Rice There are a lot of places you will need to run around to in this part so I'll try to organize it as efficiently as possible. You should be able to follow the scenes in this order: NOTE!! - I forgot to mention this before but if you have not done so yet, go back to the King of Adventures camp right above Halure and speak with Rich. If you have been defeating the Giganto Monsters so far, he will give you a couple items. A Medusa Scale for the Butterfly, a Fragment of the Skies for Hermit Drill, and a Pterobronc Claw for defeating Pterobronc. Speak to him again and he reveals the location of the remaining six. You will get to them later, don't worry about it right now. Ehmead Hill - Go in the the way you did on your initial visit to this area and approach the broken blastia. You will have a scene that continues on in Aspio after you are done here. - On the side that you first exited Ehmead Hill from, you can go up in the woods and there is a decent sized clearing to your right. Raven will talk about some flowers and you collect a Fire Lily. - Go to the cliff area where you overlooked the ocean earlier for a scene by the monument. Aspio - After seeing the blastia in Ehmead Hill, go to the library, there is a shelf you can search right by the Inn and SAVE POINT. You will collect Hermes' Notes. Capua Torim - Speak with the woman beneath the tree outside of the Fortune's Market HQ. - Enter the inn and you will find Yu's friend and deliver the Book of Friendship to him. He will give you a Rainbow Bookmark as proof of delivery for Yu back in Mantaic. - After getting the Hermes' Notes, sleep at the inn here and Rita will learn "Negative Gate" - Enter the Fortune's Market HQ and speak with Kaufman. Dahngrest - Enter the shop (not the one at the inn, the actual shop) and talk to the clerk to inquire about Judith's spear. - There will be a female in the town circle, she is wearing a witch hat. Her and Raven will have a brief conversation. Then approach the Union HQ and Raven will turn away a young girl who is crazy about him. He will receive the "Ladies' Man" title. - Enter the Union HQ and you get approached by a guild member. He asks you to speak with Kaufman for him. - Go to the tavern on the left side of the circle and speak with the woman behind the bar. This will allow you to start the Waiter/Waitress mini game. Finish the mini game with all of the possible characters. - Complete with Estelle to earn "Gracious Waitress" title. - Complete with Karol to earn "Lunch Lady" title. - Complete with Rita to earn "Kitty Cat Waitress" title. - Complete with Judith to earn "Glamourous Maid" title. - Complete with Raven to earn "Gentleman" title. - Now that you have completed the waiter/waitress game and collected the titles for everyone, you should have collected enough titles for the Bunny Guild. Go into the Union HQ and in the first room there is a man in the back left corner by himself. Talk to him and he will ask to help him with the Bunny Guild. Accept his offer and he will give you Girly Bunny Ears and a Bunny Guild Badge. Capua Torim - Go back to Torim and speak with Kaufman after talking to the man inside the HQ at Dahngrest. Nordopolica - Go up the steps leading to the coliseum and you will watch a scene with Natz. Enter the colisueum area and talk to him again in front of Belius' entrance. - Enter the coliseum and talk to the girls at the reception desk. The melee events are now available for you to complete. There are various ones to enter and various prizes you can earn. MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS LATER! Mantaic - Deliver the Rainbow Bookmark to Yu who (yoohoo!) is right in front of the inn. He will give you 3000 Gald as payment. - Talk to the boy in the cow suit behind the inn and give him a Trident. He will give you Rice, a Potato, an Onion, and a Carrot. - Go towards the water at the back of the town, speak to the man sitting with the kids. Sleep at the inn and go towards the water again for a scene with the mysterious man. Dahngrest - After dropping the Bookmark off to Yu in Mantaic, talk to the bartender on the right inside the tavern with the waiter/waitress minigame. The client, Rhianna, will be at the inn in this city. After accepting the job and meeting Karol outside, go to the bridge leading out of the city. A tip leads you to Heliord, go to the workers camp and talk to the girl above where the outhouse is by the water. She will trade you the Everlight Necklace for a Bird Feather (Small). Deliver the necklace to Rhianna back in Dahngrest to complete the job. Mantaic - Enter the inn and you will see a guild member exiting the building. Agree to stay at the inn and Karol will have a quick scene with Judith. After completing this significant list of side quests, take Ba'ul over near the desert. You will see a giant pile of rocks in the middle that can only be accessed by flying. [SPOILERS!!] Phaeroh will show up as you reach the top and reveal the reason that he wants to kill Estelle. The group makes a deal with him to let her live but Rita wants to investigate further. Go back to Aspio and you will see a Krityan in the center of town. Make Judith your party leader (so that she is the on screen character) and talk to this person. He will tell you where the Krityan city is located and gives you the Guide Bell to Myorzo. Meet your party back at Rita's house and in the morning you can leave towards your next destination. Right below Nordopolica on the continent beside it is a small forest area with a mountain-like structure peaking over the top of the trees. -------------------------- AREA: Egothor Forest (LW9) -------------------------- ITEMS: 12000 Gald x1 Mythril Boots x1 Bulsis' Mirror x1 Mythril Helm x1 Gaia Cleaver x1 Overdrive Warrior x1 Lavender x1 Panacea Bottle x1 Life Bottle x1 Queen's Whip x1 Limit Bottle x1 Red Saffron x5 Magic Lens x1 Sage x1 Melange Gel x1 Tent Right as you come in, there is a chest to your right with a Panacea Bottle, up the path just a bit on the left is a Gaia Cleaver. Continue on and as the path starts to twist there are 5 Magic Lenses in a chest out in the open. Up ahead you run into a laughable attempt by the Imperial Knights at stopping you. Go up the path leading north by the first bridge. At the top below where the suspension bridge starts is a Mythril Helm, cross it and you will see a chest in the back with a Tent. At the top you will try and take down the blastia that was shooting at you. After you regain control, go down the hill and take that first bridge to your right and cross another small one. The path leading up has a chest outside with a Limit Bottle and a Queen's Whip right next to eachother. Enter the cave and it will take you to the next area. The path ahead forks in a number of directions. Take the first right you see and it will lead to a chest with a Life Bottle, then go to the path heading north and it will bring you to another chest with 3000 Gald. The middle/right path then will loop you around to a SAVE POINT. The path going up from here continues to the story, but the one going east will take you to a Giaganto Monster and a few more chests. Take the east path, then go north once it forks, it will lead you up to two chests right beside eachother. One contains a Turquoise, the other is a chest monster that gives you 9000 Gald. Go back and take the southern path and hang a left at the bottom, the chest will have a Mythril Circlet. To the right is your next Giganto Monster. If you cannot beat him at this point, YOU CAN COME BACK LATER with a stronger party so don't worry if you need to skip this for now. ----------------------- GIGANTO MONSTER: Brucis ----------------------- Brucis' attacks are VERY quick and do a good amount of damage. He's got strong front facing attacks and can kick behind him as well. Fortunately, he doesn't attack to the side so there is your opportunity. Stay to his side as much as possible so that he cannot fend off your blows, you'll probably want to keep two healers in your party (like Estelle and Raven) and then have two attackers. I chose Repede as he has a good amount of health and he can keep Brucis busy with direct attacks while he leave Yuri and your healers alone for the most part. He's got a ton of health so you'll need to do some pretty big OverLimit combos to take off chunks of his 200,000+ health bar. He's not resistant to anything special so throw whatever you've got at him. Just get out of his way if you see him jump in the air, otherwise you're in for a hard hit. I remember equipping a skill that stopped you from getting stunned so much, USE THAT. He has a lot of stun moves. You will get a Bull Wing for defeating Brucis. Below the Giganto Monster area, there is a path that runs you into a set of Mythril Boots. Continue and it takes you back to the first area you were in, however now you are in a lower section. The path will split here, one going left and up and the other slightly right and down. Take the left/up path and there is a chest with a Sage on your right, then above that near the waterfall is an Overdrive Warrior (a new Costume attachment for Repede). Go back and take the other path, you'll come across Lavender and Red Saffron in a couple chests down here. Now that this area is cleared you can take the path going north from the SAVE POINT and to the other blastia cannon. Along the way you will find a Melange Gel in a chest, then you will encounter a couple waves of Imperial Soldiers. [SPOILERS!!] The crew will hold off the soldiers until Rita can finally finish stopping the cannon. Judith will ring the bell you received earlier and the floating city will appear. NOTE: Before entering the floating city, go back to the King of Adventures camp (sitting right above Halure) and talk to Rich. He will give you Bulsis' Mirror for defeating Brucis. ------------------ TOWN: Myorzo (SC3) ------------------ ITEMS: 2000 Gald x1 Air Stone x2 All-Divide x1 Barrier x1 Dragoon Boots x1 Flare Stone x1 Frost Stone x1 Geo Stone x2 Hourglass x1 Specific x1 Treat RECIPE: Cream Stew Up the first ramp there are piles of broken items laying around, among them is a Barrier. Once inside the city, take the first set of steps on your right and you will see what looks like an ice cream cone, of course it's Wonder Chef! He will teach you the Cream Stew recipe. Towards the back of this first ground level area, you will see a big wooden door. This will take you into the Myorzo Warehouse game. The following map will lead you through it: ---------------- MYORZO WAREHOUSE ---------------- KEY: [%] Stairs [*] Chest Location  Crate Location [A] Drop Location CHEST 1: x2 All-Divide CHEST 2: x2 Hourglass CHEST 3: x1 Flare Stone, x1 Frost Stone, x1 Air Stone, x1 Geo Stone PAYMENT: 2000 Gald PART 1: Cycle through the boxes as I have them numbered. I am only showing a partial map first as there are a lot of boxes and I ran out of numbers. You won't have access to any chests [G] yet in this part. This is pretty much setting up boxes so [ ] that you can get to the actual items on the second portion. [ ] The 's are crates that will be moved in the second part. [ ] [ ] [I] [ ] [ ] [ ][*] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][H] [F][E][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [D] [A][B][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [C] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][%][%][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][%][%][ ][ ][ ] [ENTER] PART 2: The [ENTER] is where [D] and [C] are located on PART 1, it is just a cropped map. Move the boxes as shown in the map below. The space above the middle treasure chest will be shown in the next portion, once again, ran out of numbers! 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[*] [ ] [*] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][%][%][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [A][B][C][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][*] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ENTER] [ ][ ][ ] Enter the Elder's house and watch the scene, Estelle will take off after a revelation about her. A treat and a Specific are at the back of this room on either side of the screen. Exit the house and go down to the area where your ship is at, seems Estelle and Raven have gone missing. Go inside the town and talk to a few people including the elder, then exit back out to your ship and the elder will speak with you. Judith gains the title "Guardian of the Truth" and also you receive Dragoon Boots. NOTE: Be sure to sleep at the inn/unused house in this town before leaving for a scene! [SPOILERS!!] Travel to Yormgen and you will find that the city is in ruins. Alexei shows up with Yeager and state that the princess is located in another castle. (Mario Bros. humor). She is actually at Baction, speak with Flynn and you will be able to head off to your next location. Fly over towards Egothor Forest and you find Heracles shooting at Astal, an Entelexeia. ------------------- AREA: Baction (LE6) ------------------- ITEMS: 8000 Gald x5 Magic Lens x1 Dark Bottle x1 Masakari Cleaver x1 Dein Nomos x1 Melange Gel x1 Holy Bottle x1 Mermaid Cloak x1 Kylin x1 Mythril Gauntlet x2 Lemon Gel x1 Panacea Bottle x1 Life Bottle x1 Pineapple Gel x2 Limit Bottle x1 Simple Tent x1 Lottery Gel x1 Twinkle Star x1 Magic Lantern x1 Wind Cape Outside of the shrine is a Pineapple Gel to the left of where you enter, up a bit more is a rose bush on the right concealing a chest with a Life Bottle. Inside, the bottom left corner has a Dark Bottle, the top/middle of the room has a Lemon Gel. Take the ladder downstairs and enter the room to the left. It seems that the dungeon you are in contains rooms that all look the same, Karol offers to make you a map of the place as you go along so you don't get lost. KEY: [E] - Entrance [X] - Exit [B] - Boss Loaction  - Chest Locations [S] - SAVE POINT [?] - Currently Not Accessible FLOOR 1:  - x1 Twinkle Star  - x1 Panacea Bottle  - x1 Holy Bottle, x1 Lemon Gel  - x1 Limit Bottle [X]= | [ ]=[L] Pretty straightforward here, just follow the map on | the left while collecting the items along the way |S| [?]= and you will eventually get to the second floor. | | |  |_| [ ] | | | [ ]=[ ]==[ ]=[E] FLOOR 2:  - 8000 Gald  - x1 Wind Cape  - x5 Magic Lens  - x1 Lottery Gel, x1 Kylin  - x1 Simple Tent, x1 Dein Nomos  - x1 Limit Bottle  - x1 Mermaid Cloak  - x1 Mythril Gauntlet  - x1 Melange Gel [ ]=[E] Make your way around the bottom floor, when you reach | | , there will be a statue in the room that you can    check to watch a quick scene. After that, you will | | eventually hit  where [SPOILERS!!] there is a  [?]==[ ]=[ ] barrier set up by Alexei and Duke will appear. Duke | | | will give you his sword, the Dein Nomos and disappear |S| [?]=[ ] [X]= again. | | | |_|  [ ]=[ ]  | | | | [ ]=[ ]=[ ]==[ ] FLOOR 1: [E] - x1 Masakari Cleaver  - x1 Magic Lantern [X] When you reach , intentionally fall through the holes on the | floor three times. This will get you the Magic Lantern item  courtesy of Rita. | [ ]=[E] FLOOR 2:  - x1 Panacea Bottle, x1 Lemon Gel, 6000 Gald, x1 Heal Bracelet [B] |  [SPOILERS!!] Once reaching the [B] room, you will find Alexei holding | Estelle captive. He will kill the Entelexeia that you saw fly into |S| the shrine earlier. Eventually he will leave with Estelle and you | | meet Captain Schwann who appears to be Raven! |_| | [E] -------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Schwann -------------------- NOTE: You may only have one or two opportunities to complete this so make it count! Schwann will go into overlimit then do a Arte attack on you that hits the entire area. When you see it coming, block as fast as possible. Chances are you will fall down so mash the X button to recover, then run over to him where you will see him kind of bent over and clutching his chest. You need to hit him while he is in this state, the easiest way is to use an Arte attack like Ghost Wolf. He will fall back and you will complete the Secret Mission. BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON SCHWANN. Schwann is a pretty straightforward battle. His attacks are more annoying than they are dangerous. One thing that does allow you to give a lot of damage without taking any is to get him knocked down. While he is on the ground, continue to combo him and he will constantly take hits and keep laying down. You can sit here and combo him for a while until someone does a pop up attack, but you should be able to put him right back down again. Keep him in a continuous combo and he's no problem, very easy battle to win. You will receive a Force Ring and an Imperial Prestige for defeating Schwann. Outside, Leblanc and his cohorts show up demanding to know what happened. They will let you pass, your next stop is in the ocean south of Zaphias to find Heracles. Get ready for a long fight ahead because you will be in this next area for a long time! NOTE: Before hitting the Heracles, stop at Deidon Hold and go on the roof of the guard's area where you met Duke the first time, he will be up here again for another scene. -------------------- AREA: Heracles (IH7) -------------------- ITEMS: 10000 Gald x2 Pineapple Gel x1 Dark Bottle x1 Reflex x1 Guardian Stamp x1 Rose Whip x1 Holy Bottle x1 Specific x2 Lemon Gel x1 Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 3 x1 Life Bottle x1 Tent x1 Limit Bottle x1 Treat x5 Magic Lens x1 Vagabond x1 Melange Gel x1 Wonder Symbol x1 Panacea Bottle [SPOILERS!!] Your crew lands and Leblanc shows up trying to attack you again. Fear not, Raven is back! He has them stand down and your crew beats the hell out of him, but he joins again. He will also earn the "Immortal Old Man" title. Follow the walkway all the way left and down the steps, when you reach the second set of stairs there will be a chest at the bottom with a Life Bottle. The next set takes you to the bottom level, there is a Limit Bottle on the right, then enter the door on the left. Inside you will approach some aer and the Sorcerer's Ring reacts to it. You will gain Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 3, which can now break through places you previously couldn't enter. There is a door just to the left of where you got your new ring. You may notice a (?) appear over your head, use the ring when you see this. Inside the door is a Reflex and a Holy Bottle. Left of this is another door that has a Melange Gel inside, then left of that door is another containing a Wonder Symbol. Take the steps down and there is a ladder right below you, on the walkway you will run into a Lemon Gel. Back up and to the left is another ladder where you can find a Pineapple Gel, then activate the control panel above this. Enter the large set of doors and the party spots the engine room below. You may also notice a SAVE POINT down here, you can go down and save whenever you'd like, however don't walk beyond that on the bottom floor yet. To your left is a set of doors that has a Dark Bottle. Take the path leading all the way right and exit to the outside. On this bottom level is a Panacea Bottle, on the third level to the far left is a Treat. Enter the door at the very top and follow the path inside. You'll eventually hit a door on the far left and a ladder that leads right above that with a box you can move. You will need to clear off a number of gates in the room inside the door. YELLOW GATE: Inside the door and towards the bottom of your screen there is a Blastia console with a yellow top on it. Hit it with your Sorcerer's Ring to shut it down. RED GATE: Take the moveable box at the top of the ladder and drag it to the left and into the next screen. Destroy the fence at the top of the steps where you are at with your Ring, then push the box over the side and onto the red console below. BLUE GATE: Below the steps there is a ladder leading down. Climb down and to your right/down there is a retractable ladder. Drop it down by checking it. Go back and head left, there is a ladder going up against the back wall that brings you to a ledge where you will find a Guardian Stamp in a chest and also puts you on level with the boxes being carried on claws across the area. Line yourself up with the blue console below you, then hit a box with your Ring when it is right above it. The box will drop down and destroy the console below. WHITE GATE: To the left of that ledge you were just on, take the ladder leading down and stand where you can see the white console directly below you and to the right. There is another row of boxes being carried by claws here. Same deal, wait until they are sitting right above the white console, hit it with the Ring and it will drop down and destroy it. GREEN GATE: Backtrack up the ladders to around where you first came in this room. Go across the path where you have been unlocking gates and then check the console that you can now access. Unlock the freight lift and go all the way back down to the very bottom and check the console around where you just destroyed the white gate. Select the "UPPER LEVEL" option on the console, then go up the ladders to where the lift and box are now sitting. Push the box to the back left so that it is hugging the wall of the area and off to destroy the green console below. Now that all of the consoles are destroyed, you can go across the whole bridge and to the SAVE POINT beyond where the multi-colored gates used to be. Switch your character to Karol and enter door after saving. [SPOILERS!!] Inside you find your old friend, Zagi. He has taken out everyone inside the room and tells you Alexei has used this giant monstrosity of a weapon as a decoy. Zagi will challenge you to yet another fight (has he not learned his lesson yet?!). ----------------- BOSS BATTLE: ZAGI ----------------- NOTE: This is probably the easier of the Secret Missions you will have to do. At some point during the fight, Zagi will poison himself in order to poison everyone else while fighting. Equip Karol's "Nice Recovery Smash" and use it in the radius of Zagi. This will cure him of his poison and get you the secret mission achievement. BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON ZAGI. This is another straight forward battle. You should, as before, be VERY familiar with Zagi's style of battle. Nothing has changed, he's still furious with the attacks and runs the same combos as before. Keep him cornered and you're fine. Just follow whatever was working for you on previous battles and he'll be gone in no time. You will get a Dark Seal and Poison Charm for defeating Zagi. [SPOILERS!!] Rita will shut down the ship but Zagi returns once again to cause trouble. He gets Heracles moving again and hurts your party. Yeager will come in and Gauche and Droite will kick Zagi out of the window before healing your party. Yeager takes off and you're now off to the engine room. At the bottom of the steps in this control room is 5 Magic Lenses. Take the retractable ladder down, and in the next room enter the big doors that you came through before where you spotted the engine room at the bottom. Go down the steps to the 2nd level. On the right you can break down a door and find a Rose Whip inside. Keep going down the steps until you catch a scene with Sodia. Right next to the SAVE POINT is a Specific, on the platform right in front of the door is a Tent off to the right side. Enter the big doors, in the next room at the very back you can use your Ring to break the wooden fence and fight a chest monster. He will give you 10,000 Gald for killing him. On the lower side of the room is another fence to break, beyond it you can grab a Vagabond. Go inside to find the aer feeding a giant cannon. Take the right path going up and you will come across a Pineappe Gel. Across the top center you will enter another scene. [SPOILERS!!] Yuri cuts the power to cannon but it still is able to fire. Flynn's ships will crush into the side of Heracles knocking its cannon off course. It narrowly misses the city of Zaphias, everything seems safe. Cross down the left side of the room and pick up the Lemon Gel along the way. [SPOILERS!!] After an epic scene with Yuri attempting to save Estelle, Alexei will still get away with her and your crew ends up crawling their way into Capua Nor where a doctor tends to their wounds. Take Yuri outside and a town official reports that the blast put a giant hole on the other side of Ehmead Hill, cutting the town off from everyone. Go back in and speak with the party, the man you helped here earlier in the game will suggest a route for getting to the other side of the Hill. You will need to go north of where Ehmead is at to a thin strip of land by an ice flow. ----------------------------------- AREA: Blade Drifts of Zopheir (EX3) ----------------------------------- ITEMS: x1 Bloody Coat x1 Lottery Gel x1 Body Paint x5 Magic Lens x1 Bravior x1 Melange Gel x1 Cure Bottle x1 Panacea Bottle x1 Diamond Guard x1 Pineapple Gel x1 Falcon Needle x1 Psychedelica x1 Hades x1 Seal Bottle x1 Lemon Gel x1 Tabar x1 Life Bottle x1 Tent x2 Limit Bottle On the first ice block you're walking on there is a chest with a Tabar inside, right beyond that you can see another chest with a Panacea Bottle. Follow the path as it hooks right and you run right into a Melange Gel, then the giant monster swimming below will destory the path ahead. Backtrack to the new path it created for you and grab the Lemon Gel from the chest. Ahead the path will split, go south first and get the Pineapple Gel then north to get the Limit Bottle and watch as the monster destorys another path. Ahead the path will split again, go north to pick up a Hades, Cure Bottle, and Falcon Needle along the way. Once again, monster breaks the path so backtrack to the southern path of the fork you were just at. Follow the new route, you'll see a chest with a Life Bottle just ahead and ahead of that you reach a SAVE POINT. I reccommend switching your party to include Judith right now if she isn't already in there. Right past the save point you can pick up a Diamond Guard, then on a little path overlooking the giant aer krene crystals is a Tent. Go up to the krene and you will be attacked by the pesky monster that has been taunting you the whole time. --------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Baitojoh --------------------- NOTE: During the battle, Baitojoh will sometimes swim below the ice, he is either going to stick his fin out or do an icicle attack. When he is sticking his fin out, you will need to run over and hit it a few times to stop his attack from below. You can accomplish this all at once but you may have to wait for him to go below multiple times to complete it. Simple as that, hit his fin when he's below the ice. MAKE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON BAITOJOH BOTH WHEN HE'S FIGHTING KAROL AND WHEN THE REST OF THE PARTY JOINS. Initially Karol will be the only one in battle. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTACK BAITOJOH DURING THIS TIME. You will probably have a hard time standing up to this enemy with just Karol alone, so free run away from his attacks until the rest of the party joins. As with a previous boss, your best bet is to stay behind him whenever possible. He has a lot of front facing attacks and the ones that will hit within a radius of where he is are easily avoidable. If you see him dive below the ice and the icicle crystals come up, you have a two second buffer zone to get away from them before they blow up and hit you. Equip your party with all of the vertical artes possible as you'll rarely find him on the ground. He's only got a couple of different attacks so you'll easily be able to outsmart him once you can see what is coming next. You will get a Paralysis Charm and Body Paint for defeating Baitojoh. Karol will also be carrying a Bravior now that you may have seen him grab during a cutscene. Karol will earn the "Brave One" title and is now KO'ed (meaning you won't be able to use him for a while). There are 3 paths you can take from here, north, east, and south. Take the eastern path first, you will see a chest on top of a tiny cliff containing a Bloody Coat. You will want to take the north one next. To the right of the aer krene is a chest with another Body Paint, the path will split shortly after this. Go towards the right first to find a Limit Bottle, then take the other route. It's a long path but eventually you will run into 5 Magic Lenses. Once you pass this, there is a giant ice block on your left where you will find a Lottery Gel on the north/west part of it. Take the path heading left and you will find a Psychedelica and then a Seal Bottle. The north and south paths basically form a giant circle so backtrack to around where you found the giant ice block (where the Lottery Gel was) and exit the area to the right. ------------------- AREA: Zaphias (ZZ8) ------------------- ITEMS: 15000 Gald x1 Breaker Bow x1 Elder Cloak x1 Lapis Lazuli x1 Limit Bottle x1 Moon Guard x1 Spirit Bangle x1 Transform Bow +1a x1 Vagabond +1 Make your way around the mountains and down to the Halure area. Karol will collapse and need to be taken to the inn. It seems that the town is full of refugees from Zaphias. Speak with the innkeeper and she will get you a room, at night, Raven will keep an eye on Karol while you go to the mayor's house to see who's in town. [SPOILERS!!] Ioder is here, he tells you about how bad Zaphias is and that he wasn't able to find anyone from the lower quarter. Go back to the inn and into your room. Yuri and Repede will take a walk alone, exit the area and Ioder will stop you again. Once you are out on the world map, make your way through Quoi Woods and around to the SAVE POINT. Yuri will pass out while Repede keeps an eye out. The rest of the party rejoins and Repede earns the "Considerate Sidekick" title. Exit the woods and head towards Zaphias. NOTE: Before entering the city, stop at Deidon Hold and go to the top of the guard's quarters. You will meet Duke up here where you found him the first time. You may also notice that the random encounters outside are not the same weak enemies they first were. Be sure to use Magic Lenses on all of these new (Aersick) enemy variants. Enter Zaphias and go up to the castle gates. Once inside, go the the room on your right then take the door at the top. Up a little bit you will see Hanks and find out that everyone from the lower quarter is OK. Save at the SAVE POINT, and remember that there is still Curry on the stove like before so you can regain your HP and TP whenever here. You have already cleared out most of this castle from your first visit so you don't need to go back and do it again unless I have noted. Exit the room and take the left door in this hallway into the courtyard. Enter the door at the top and you will be in a room with another SAVE POINT. Behind the giant sword looking blastia in here is a Lapis Lazuli. Enter the Audience Room at the top of this area and you will encounter a Krytian advisor. Afterwards, check the throne for a Mystic Mark, then the chests on either side of it for and Elder Cloak and a Spirit Bangle. Examining the walls leading up to the top door reveals that you have to find 4 angles to open the doors. These must be done in order! To activate the angels you must hit them with your Sorcerer's Ring. ANGEL 1: From the Audience Room, go back out to where the SAVE POINT room is right before it and enter the door on the right on the second floor balcony. Take the door on the north, inside is the first angel and two chests containing a Limit Bottle and a Breaker Bow. ANGEL 2: From the hallway where you first came into the castle, take the door leading left, this brings you into the room where you moved the angel statue to get to the sewers below. The door to the left of this room will lead you to the second angel. You can also go down in the sewers again and kill some rats, they give you Paralyze Powders which are good for synthing. ANGEL 3: Back in the room where the SAVE POINT is at (also where you found the first angel to the right), enter the left door and enter the room at the top. Inside is the third angel as well as a Vagabond +1 and 15000 Gald. ANGEL 4: From the hallway in front of the Dining Hall, take the south exit, then enter the door to your right in the next room. Go all the way to the right and down to the prison area, in the very last cell you can find a Moon Guard and a Transform Bow +1a. Now that you have activated all four angels, go back to the Audience Room and hit the door at the very top with your Ring to open up the hallway. Save at the SAVE POINT and head up the long walkway to the top. [SPOILERS!!] At the top you will find Alexei still holding Estelle captive. He raises Zaude from the oceans and forces Estelle to attack you! -------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Estelle -------------------- NOTE: By far the easiest Secret Mission, simply use the item Mother's Memento in battle. You will need to do this on Estelle's second form, not the first time you fight her. BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON ESTELLE ON BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND FIGHT WITH HER. Estelle's first form is incredibly easy, just have the whole party gang up on her all at once and she will be finished quickly as she has very low health for a boss character. No real strategy, just beat the hell out of her. During her second form, Yuri will be alone fighting her. A simple run and gun technique works well, throw an overlimit combo on her and that will probably eliminate most of her health. Otherwise just attack and then free run away or block her advance on you. Repeat until she's finished. You will receive a Second Star, Strange Mirror, and Reflect Ring for defeating Estelle. After the battle is done, you will have to go and locate your party members that are scattered all over again. Can't they just stay together for once? - Karol and Repede are in the Dining Hall. - Judith is in the courtyard area. - Raven is down in the last jail cell. - Rita and Estelle are by 4th angel (the one closest to the jail) Once you have spoken to everyone, to the left of the bigger room that leads to Estelle and Rita is a person you can talk to if you need to rest. In the morning, meet with your party by the exit in the middle sector and you will reunite with everyone. Estelle will earn the "Determined Princess" title. -------------------- Backtracking 5 (FP9) -------------------- ITEMS: 2000 Gald x1 Overdrive Lady x1 Abyssion x1 Paralysis Ward x1 Amulet x1 Pineapple Gel x1 Antenna Guard x1 Poison Charm x1 Basil x1 Red Basil x1 Boomerang Horn x1 Sage x1 Chamomile x1 Salvage Crane x1 Compact of Rememberance x2 Savory x1 Faerie Ring x3 Specific x3 Flare Cape x1 Spirit Ring x1 Golden Helm x1 Stone Charm x1 Golden Horn x3 Treat x1 Holy Ring x1 Verbena x1 Hotengeki World Map - Right above Deidon Hold on the Halure/Aspio side of the field, there is a Giganto Monster available which appears like any other random encounter. You'll see him out there though. ----------------------- GIGANTO MONSTER: Brutal ----------------------- Keep some Paralysis Bottles or equip Paralysis Wards on your characters before entering battle. Brutal is also joined by a pack of his friends. Don't even bother trying to fight off the other Rhinos in the battle area as they will never stop spawning no matter how many you kill. Simply focus on Brutal and nothing else. Brutal is actually very light on the attacks, most likely because you've got four other monsters running around trying to kill you too. Similar to Brucis, attack him from the side as he has a lot of front and rear facing attacks. Basically follow the same strategy you used for Brucis and it works just as well here, only the battle will be quicker as it is significantly easier to land hits on Brutal since he leaves himself open the entire match. You will get a Long Horn for defeating Brutal. Go over to the Kings of Andventure camp and Rich will give you a Boomerang Horn. After giving defeating all of the Giganto Monsters so far (there are still four left out of nine), I slept at the Kings of Adventure camp and got another scene with Rich at night. If you haven't done so already, you can begin doing the Dog Map sidequest. You can view your progress in your main menu by going to your world map and hitting Y to bring up the Dog Map overlay. Your marked territories are in blue and the other dog's are red. Mark a red or unmarked territory by sleeping in the field using a Mat, Tent, etc. You can easily get to at the very least 50% completion by now. You will know when you're at 50% because a cutscene will automatically happen. Capua Nor - If you've been filling your Monster Book this whole time, you should have gotten a skit related to having filled half of the book up. Enter the town and walk in a bit and Nan will show up and she will have a scene with Karol. On the bridge leading towards the magistrate's house, you can find Duke for the final time standing on the bridge. Capua Torim - Head towards where the warehouse is by the docks and you will meet Sicily again. He offers to upgrade your ship and attaches a Salvage Crane to it. You can now dig up treasures from the sea and also get past the shallow areas that you previously weren't able to cross. You will notice seagulls hovering over certain places in the ocean now, these are the spots you can search, kind of like the tree stumps or skeletons you can find on land. Heliord - There is a little girl named Pauly by the main blastia in town, she will be kidnapped but Repede chases her down. Exit the town and defeat a few monsters in battle. Repede will learn the "Special" skill and will also receive the "Nanny" title. Nordopolica - You should now be able to access the warehouse inside the coliseum building. SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS BACKTRACKING SECTION TO SEE THE DETAILS ON HOW TO COMPLETE IT!! In front of the entrance to the coliseum building, you will see a man in all white. Speak with him for a scene. Mantaic - Talk to Kowz, he requests a Poison Ward, a Paralyze Ward, and a Stone Ward. In exchange, he gives you three Flare Capes. Phaero's Cr.- Up to the top of the path and examine the phantom rift. Speak to the Sage in the building at the top of the hill, speak to him again to rest, then speak to him again for another scene. Mt. Temza - Enter Mt. Temza and Raven will throw the Fire Lily you collected earlier down into the valley below. The Compact of Rememberance will mysteriously fall from the sky. You can also backtrack through this area and collect some chests now that your ring can blast some rocks out of the way. I'll make an abbreviated version as detailed instructions require an entire seperate section which really isn't needed. Simply spot the off-colored rocks and hit them with your Ring. AREA 1: x1 Golden Helm, x1 Golden Horn, x1 Holy Ring AREA 2: NOTHING (City ruins area) AREA 3: x1 Overdrive Lady AREA 4: x1 Chamomile, x1 Stone Charm, x1 Spirit Ring, x1 Savory Myorzo - Enter the Elder's house and he will give you Abyssion, one of the Fell Arms that he just happened to have laying around in an old dresser. Baction - You can reference the map earlier and look for the [?] rooms, or you can use your on-screen map and just look for the rooms that have a hallway connector but not a room connected to it. Either way, here are the items you will be finding as well as a map of ONLY THE NEW AREAS: FLOOR 1:  - x1 Pineapple Gel, x1 Hotengeki  - x1 Sage, x1 Verbena =[E] This first area is the room north of where you | come down the ladder. [ ]  This second room is north of the SAVE POINT, it is in the same place as the stairs going down to the second floor. FLOOR 2:  - x1 Faerie Ring (underneath the stairs),  - x1 Red Basil  - x1 Amulet  - x1 Savory, x1 Antenna Guard  - x1 Basil, x1 Poison Charm =[ ] | =[ ]=[ ] This area is accessed via the steps from the | | map above where it is marked with an [E].  [ ] | [ ]=[ ] | [ ]=[ ] | | [ ]   This room is on the interior of the bottom floor where you have explored all around it. Yumanju - The hot springs can be found towards the top left corner of your map. Kind of hard to describe it's exact location without showing you, but fly to the very top island in the northwest corner. This is Nam Cobanda Island. From here fly directly south until you hit that decent sized island on the left side of the map that has a little pool of water right in the middle of it. From the top of this little island, fly directly east for about 2 seconds and you'll see a forest below with a kind of vague circle cut out around the inside of it. This is Yumanju. Inside, talk to the receptionist and you will come back later. --------------------- NORDOPOLICA WAREHOUSE --------------------- KEY: [S] Starting Point [>] Lift Control Location [#] Lift Location [*] Chest Location  Crate Location (Numbered Boxes) [A] Drop Location (Lettered Boxes) CHEST 1: x3 Specific CHEST 2: x3 Treat CHEST 3: x1 Paralysis Ward PAYMENT: 2000 Gald STEP 1: BOTTOM LEVEL Push all of the boxes (1A-5E) into their respective locations and you will have access to your first chest containing 3 Specifics. After this, stand on the [#] lift and hit the [>] with your ring to get to the top floor. [#] [>][ ] [*] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][C] [E] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [B] [D][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][A][ ] [*] [ ][ ] [S] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] STEP 2: UPPER LEVEL/LEFT SIDE On this upper level, you will need to push all three boxes into position [A]! Head back downstairs once this is done. [ ] [ ][ ]  [A][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ]  [S] STEP 3: BOTTOM LEVEL The starting location, as marked by the [S], is that lift you have just used on the left side of the room.  Should be double stacked with boxes, push the first one down into [A], then move the second box that was on it into spot [B]. [*] [ ] [ ][ ] [#][ ][ ][H][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][x][ ][ ][ ][>][ ][ ][ ][ ][D] [C][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ] [B]  [ ] [ ][ ][ ][A] [E] [ ][ ] [ ][ ]  [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [G][F] [S]-> [#] [>][ ] [ ][ ] [*] STEP 4: UPPER LEVEL Push the boxes (1A-3C) into the correct locations and go down the lift. [ ][ ][B] [ ][ ][ ][ ][#] [ ] [ ] [A][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][C] [ ] STEP 5: BOTTOM LEVEL Finally, push the boxes into the marked locations to gain access to the final chest containing a Paralysis Ward. This will complete the Nordopolica warehouse! [*][C][B][A][ ][ ] [#][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][>][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] ----------------- AREA: Zaude (WP1) ----------------- ITEMS: 35000 Gald x1 Panacea Bottle x1 Asura x1 Pineapple Gel x1 Barrier x1 Rare Plate x1 Death Contrast x1 Rare Protector x1 Dunamis x1 Red Orb x2 Lemon Gel x1 Rod x1 Life Bottle x1 Shiden x1 Limit Bottle x1 Special Gel x1 Melange Gel x1 Splash Dress x1 Mjolnir x1 World Charm x1 Moon Cloak x1 Zaude Orb When you gain control of your character, back up into the water and to the right is a Barrier, pass the SAVE POINT and check the vent on the side of the building. Once inside, go down the steps to where the path splits in four directions and head to the left. You'll come up to a gated room that houses numerous chests. Grab everything you see: x1 Zaude Orb, x1 Life Bottle, x1 Limit Bottle, x1 Splash Dress, x1 Special Gel, x1 Moon Cloak, x1 Panacea Bottle, 15,000 Gald, and 20,000 Gald. Go back to where the path split and hit the north room and place the Zaude Orb. Hitting this Orb with your ring will raise the water level in the room, the pink orb where you first came in the vent will lower it if needed. Swim along where the path below leads left and up onto the platform where it's crumbled. To the left you can acquire a Pineapple Gel, then head into the door towards the right. From this new room, take the path right, then exit to the right to find a Lemon Gel in the next room. Backtrack into the prior room and go into the water. Swim to the back of the room to find a Dunamis in a chest, then head back into that main room again. To the left of the pink orb is another platform you can reach now, take the stairs up to the next room. Go up the steps to the right and back is a Rare Protector, then on the opposite side is a Rare Plate. Enter the fancy door on the bottom level and save at the SAVE POINT. Prepare for your next boss fight! ------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Yeager ------------------- NOTE: Get ready to hate Tales of Vesperia. This is very hard to obtain and may take numerous attempts. The trick here is to Guard Break Yeager during is second form. Many have suggested Destruction Field is the best way to go on this. When he goes into OL, OL yourself and rush in to use your artes to Guard Break him. Once he is broken, you must use Raven to use Rain on him. Have him OL and spam the hell out of Rain for your best chance at this. If he connects his arrow to Yeager's chest while Yeager is broken, you will earn the Secret Mission. INCREDIBLY hard to pull this one off. GOOD LUCK!!! BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON YEAGER ON BOTH HIS FIRST AND SECOND FORM. Yeager is a pretty straightforward battle, physical attacks work great, and spamming your artes, as always gets the health down quickly. His attacks aren't really devastating so you don't need any special technique to win this battle. Just swarm him and you will do fine. You will receive a Splash Bow for defeating Yeager. Directly ahead in the next room is a Giganto Monster, make sure to save before battling him. ------------------------- GIGANTO MONSTER: Poseidon ------------------------- Poseidon has a major weakness: knockdown attacks. Raging Blast for example will put him on the ground every time allowing you to get hits in without having to worry about getting hit back in the process. When you see him turn green and charge up his X Blaster attack. Stay in one place until he's about to fire it and at the last second, free run out of the way. This way, he will keep his aim facing one direction and will shoot it at nothing when it is finally charged. Another little quirk about him is that he will at times just continue following you around for long periods of time, especially if he's in OL. Get him to focus on you and then lead him around the ring while free running and let the rest of your party get a bunch of cheap hits in without having him attack you at all. You will get a Rare Metal for defeating Poseidon. Right behind where Poseidon was standing are three chests. You will need to defeat him to accesss these! One has a Shiden, the other a Mjolnir, and the final one is a Rod. At the top of the steps is a door you cannot access yet, so take the one to the right of where Poseidon was. Up the steps you will see a marble pedastal you can grab and move around, push this off the side so it lands below. Drag the pedastal directly down to where you will see another one kind of hiding and place it to the left of it so that they are next to eachother. Hit the blue orb with your ring on the second level to raise the water, then swim over and cross the little bridge you made with the pedastals. Before hitting the pink orb here, stand to the left of it on the broken piece of flooring, this will drop the water level and land you on the upper ledge in this room. Go all the way left until you are in another room with a similar puzzle, then down to the bottom floor. 1. Drag the bottom/left pedastal to the right as far as it will go, then push it up into the water. 2. Drag the pedastal with the blue orb on it left as far as possible, then down as far as possible so it's sitting in the corner of the platform it is on. 3. Stand on the 1st pedastal you dropped in the water and hit the blue orb, this will raise you up so that you can get to the chests. One chest has a Red Orb, the other a Lemon Gel. Hit the orb with your Ring and it will take down the door. Exit through the right door on the upper level (where you came in this room) and place the Red Orb on the statue, then use your Ring on it to kill the door. This now grants you access to that door in the room where the Giganto Monster was. Backtrack to the previous room where you found the Red Orb, then downstairs and push the top/right pedastal down into the water. Grab the World Charm and the Melange Gel from the chest, then take the door here to the right and up to the door you just opened in the Giganto room. In the new room, there are two chests at the top left and top right of the room. The right one has a Death Contrast, the left one an Asura. Enter the door at the bottom and you will encounter some royal guards. Save at the SAVE POINT, in the next room is yet another boss battle! ------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Alexei ------------------- NOTE: The Secret Mission for Alexei is a million times easier than the one you just did. He will use his Mystic Arte attack after going into OL. Afterward, he will pause for a few moments to recover. You will need to run in and attack him during this time. You will do this exactly like you did with Schwann/Raven earlier in the game. Hit him after the Mystic Arte a few times and you will complete the mission. Follow the same technique used on Yeager and Schwann. It's overall a pretty easy fight as none of the attacks from Alexei are overly dangerous. Be sure to block when he slams his sword into the ground for an arte attack, it will hit your party in his radius and opens you up for another attack from him. Just swarm him and you're fine. You will receive a Spring of Wisdom and a Faerie Ring for defeating Alexei. -------------------- Backtracking 6 (LB9) -------------------- ITEMS: 16,500 Gald x1 Lemon Gel x1 (C) F Statue x1 Letter of Challenge (L. Claw) x1 Apatheia, Cyano Ciel Crystal x1 Letter to Leviathan's Claw x1 Apple Gel x1 Melange Gel x1 Bush Baby Doll x1 Miracle Gel x1 Divine Cannon x1 Limit Bottle x1 Droite Sword x1 Orange Gel x1 Everlight Ore x1 Pineapple Gel x1 False Dein Nomos x1 Poison Ward x1 Fragment of a Sea God x1 Shovel x1 Gauche Sword x1 Stun Bracelet x1 Ghasfarost, Basement Key After waking up, go downstairs from Yuri's room and meet with Estelle and Repede. You will earn the "Survivor" title. After resting again, visit the lower quarter's town circle again and you will be met by some old faces. Judith will also join you and you'll take off on Ba'ul. Go to Aspio's main area and then into Rita's house, collect her and head to Dahngrest. You will meet with Karol in the town circle, then go to the Union HQ for another scene. Afterwards, you will receive the Apatheia, Cyano Ciel Crystal again and Raven will join the party. Before heading to the next area you still have a lot of loose ends to tie up. Get ready for more sidequests! Zaphias - Inside the middle sector you will find Leblanc by himself on a bench. Speak to him and Raven will earn the "Imperial Knights Captain" title. Go into the noble sector and you'll run into Shel for a quick scene. King of Adv - Speak with Rich and he will give you a Fragment of a Sea God for defeating Poseidon. Capua Torim - Enter the main area of town and you will find Gauche and Droite. You will catch a bit of background on the duo and also Yeager. Afterwards, head to Zaude and enter the doorway at the top of the steps which was blocked during your initial visit. Enter the door at the bottom of the room and through the next hallway you will be where you fought Yeager. The girls will challenge you to a battle. ------------------------------ BOSS BATTLE: Droite and Gauche ------------------------------ NOTE: Make sure you have Repede spam his Theivery arte on both of them to steal the Droite Sword and Gauche Sword! Also, be sure to use a Magic Lens on both of them! I chose to kill Gauche first as she's much easier to defeat and with her out of the way you can focus all of your efforts on the tougher to beat Droite. Face this like your past few fights with Yeager and Alexei. Afterwards you will give them the Compact of Rememberance you picked up in a previous side mission and receive a Divine Cannon and a Letter of Challenge (L. Claw). Heliord - Speak with the shop owner and he requests you bring him some materials: x1 Cheagle Fur - Niffel Lake (Night) (can't get yet!). x1 Spirit Fragment - Poltergeist on the Ghost Ship. x2 Sacred Tree - Treant monsters in the Halure area. x2 Cockatrice Claw - The Kogorh desert area, there are a few monsters over there that drop it. Karol will earn the "Girly" title if you chose him earlier, but you will get the other one's after collecting the items required. Go into the workers camp part of town and down by the water, you will find Sicily again. After speaking to him, go outside and fight some battles and come back to talk to him. He will have a little robot friend named Barrelow X by him who will run away. Find him near the tent by the exit and bring him back to Sicily. He will get named Karolow X Dahngrest - Inside the item shop (not the one at the inn) there is a guard with a "..." above him. Speak to him and Karol will hop the gate into the storeroom. The guard gives you whatever is inside. You can find a Stun Bracelet, a (C) F Statue, and a Poison Ward. Talk to Yu at the entrance, he will ask you to speak to someone over in Capua Torim. Head over there and he can be found at the docks by the Fierta, he asks you to find some Everlight. Go back to Dahngrest and towards the inn and you get a tip that the item might be found at Mt. Temza. He to Temza and go all the way up to the peak where you fought the boss at and you'll see a small red piece of Everlight Ore. Take the warp back to the start and head back to Capua Torim once more. Deliver the Ore and you will receive 5,000 Gald. Speak with the cat at the entrance where Yu was standing before. He will ask you to take care of a troublemaking dog roaming around the town. Repede makes quick work of him and the cat thanks you. He says that him and his animal friends will protect the area for you. I believe this means that the other dog won't be able to claim spots around this area for himself on the Dog Marking Map. Talk to the right bartender in the bar where you do the waiter/waitress game. He will give you the Ghasfarost, Basement Key. Enter Ghasfarost, use the key where the lever is on the left side of the room, then use your Ring to drop the steps down. In the basement, Rita will find the False Dein Nomos and you can also pick up a Limit Bottle from the chest. Talk to the right bartender again and he asks you to complete a guild job. Accept it and head to Zaphias. Speak to Leblanc in the lower sector by the fountain, then go to the tavern and speak with Mimula. She asks you to find her butler, Sebastian, who is being kept at the Manor of the Wicked. Head to the Manor, talk with the guards outside and go back to Dahngrest. Talk to Yu on the bridge where you found him earlier and he gives you the Letter to Leviathan's Claw. Back to the Manor and Sebastian will be released. Go to Zaphias again and down towards the tavern. Decline Mimula's payment (it's 200 Gald and an Apple Gel if you're curious as to what you're giving up) and talk to Leblanc by the fountain again. Finally, go back to the tavern in Dahngrest and speak to the bartender to receive 6,000 Gald. Yet again, talk to the bartender here and accept the job. Go to the Union HQ and talk to Markham and Joshua inside the first room, they ask you to retrieve their shovel from Baction. Go down the ladder, you should have explored it's location already but follow these directions: 1. Go up two rooms, break the wall using your Ring and go left. 2. Go north one room, break the wall, go right and downstairs. 3. Go two rooms to the right, two down, then one left. 4. Go down two rooms and the Shovel is right inside here. Go back to the Union HQ and speak to the two guys again, they will give you 5,500 Gald and you will hand over the Shovel. Mantaic - Talk to Kowz, he requests an All-Divide and an Hourglass. In exchange you get an Apple Gel, a Lemon Gel, an Orange Gel, a Pineapple Gel, a Melange Gel, and a Miracle Gel. Mt. Temza - Fly Ba'ul over the Mt. Temza area and you will get a scene that explains a bit of history between Judith and Ba'ul. Myorzo - Go to the elder's house and check the back wall, the elder will tell you of a special magic and also give you a clue to check Aspio. He will give you a Bush Baby Doll as well. Before leaving, examine the wall again for another scene, then go to Aspio and talk to Toth in the main circle. He teaches Estelle "Astion" in exchange for the doll you just received. NOTE!! - There are two other things you can do here. Over in Capua Torim you can speak with the woman who runs the orphanage and she will ask for your help in the form of 500,000 Gald. Also in Yumanju, the baths are cleaned and ready for use, however it is 50,000 PER PERSON (meaning 300,000 Gald total) to bathe at the moment. At this point in the game, 800,000 Gald will take FOREVER to obtain so just hold off on these two events for the moment. Later on it will be much easier to obtain a significant amount of Gald for these things. --------------------------- Zopheir & Nordopolica (ZN4) --------------------------- ITEMS: x1 All-Divide x1 Dark Avenger +1 x1 Death Contrast +2 x1 Hourglass x1 Krones' Dew x1 Lapis Lazuli x1 Miracle Gel x1 Moonstone x1 Pineapple Gel x1 Small Pipe x1 Spirit Symbol x1 Ultimate Red Cape Enter Zopheir from the eastern end, the part where you exited the area the first time you were here. Take the path going southeast and as you're walking, you'll see a giant ice block bobbing up and down in the water above you. Hit this with your Ring and it will knock a chest onto the ice above you. Right next to that is another one you can hit, and below that is a chest containing a Pineapple Gel. Collect the All-Divide from the chest you uncovered with the second ice block, then proceed to the left. Before going to the aer krene, loop up and to the right to get the Spirit Symbol from that first chest you uncovered, then right beyond that you can use your Ring to hit another ice block. Backtrack towards where you came in, before you hit that giant patch of land the ice block will be floating above you, hit it and it reveals another chest which has an Hourglass in it. Head back towards the aer krene but don't examine it yet! Proceed to the left past the krene and eventually you'll hit an area that leads you into a number of different directions. There are three blocks right in view that you can hit, move them all then go left and south to where a chest is now available. Grab the Miracle Gel, then go north and pick up the Lapis Lazuli. Go back to where the aer krene is, save at the SAVE POINT, then examine the crystal. You will go into a little mini game. The goal is to hit the corresponding button as soon as it crosses the blue forcefield. Hit them too early or too late and your meter won't fill up. A pattern will scroll across the bar letting you know which buttons you will need to hit. ---/ \----------------------------- | | <--- [A] [A] [X] ---\ /----------------------------- The first button is crossing the forcefield, hit A now! ---/ \----------------------------- | [A]| [A] [X] ---\ /----------------------------- [SPOILERS!!] After completing the game, Belius will reappear in a different form. She is given the name "Undine" and gives you Death Contrast +2, Dark Avenger +1, and a Moonstone. Rita will earn the "Spirit Hunter" title. Before proceeding to the next part of the story, you will want to stop by a few places to pick up a few things. 1. Enter the noble sector of Zaphias and the Shel/Clay scene will play out. Afterwards, Yuri receives the "Dark Enforcer" title. 2. Go to Halure and speak with the children by the tree to tell them a story. Estelle will earn the "Fairy Tale Weaver" title. 3. Still in Halure, sleep at the inn and go back up towards the tree. Estelle will learn Force Field. 4. Go to Myorzo and speak with the child in town at the very bottom right who will let you play the Dragon Race game. You will have to collect rings scattered around the map. To make it easier on yourself, hit X when the game starts so that you have the blown up map to go off of and see the location of the rings. You should also try and fly Ba'ul in a circular pattern as this is the most efficient way to complete the stages. When the game starts, blow up your map, then pause the game and observe where the rings are so you can plot out the route you want to fly. Completing LEVEL 5 will get Judith the "Super Dragon Rider" title. LEVEL TIME TO BEAT RINGS PRIZE ----- ------------ ----- ----- 1 00:30:000 10 N/A 2 00:45:000 10 N/A 3 00:50:000 10 Krones' Dew 4 01:15:000 10 N/A 5 01:30:000 10 Ultimate Red Cape When you have finished up with these few sidequests, head over to Nordopolica where you will see a couple of enemies attacking the city that resemble the boss "Outbreaker" from back in the desert. As soon as you approach the city you will get thrown into another boss battle, however these are more like mid-bosses as they are pretty weak and their attacks are pretty much a joke. -------------------------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Daybreaker & Nightbreaker -------------------------------------- Daybreaker and Nightbreaker are very similar to Outbreaker, however now your levels are so high that their attacks are pretty meaningless. Simply focus on upward aiming artes and this match is a breeze. Use Tiger Blade, Shining Dragon Swarm, whatever will aim high on them. Focus on one at a time, it doesn't really matter which one you kill first though as their powers are dead even. Unfortunately, you won't get any nice items for defeating them. Awww... 1. Go to Aspio, Rita will take off from the party for a short while. Go to the town circle and you will see her arguing with some of the mages in town. Afterwards, stay at the inn a couple times and then try heading down the steps from the town circle towards the exit and she will speak with the mages again. Rita will learn "Meteor Storm". 2. Speak to the Bunny Guild guy in the Union HQ at Dahngrest. If you have acquired enough titles so far he will give you the Small Pipe attachment for Karol. I had 60 titles at this point in the game. 3. Sleep at the inn while still in Dahngrest for a quick scene with Raven out by the bridge. 4. Go to Myorzo and talk to the Elder in town. He will have a brief conversation about the Krytian's future. 5. Fly over towards Phaero's Crag and you will see him circling the desert. Fly Ba'ul right by him and you will catch a scene. [SPOILERS!!] He is very hurt and gives up his life to help you and then turns into your second spirit. He requests that you name his as well, Karol has his usual stupid suggestion but you end up naming him Efreet. At this point you have the option of going to the Erealumen Crystallands or Relewiese. The Crystallands have weaker enemies so I suggest going there first, but it is up to you. Relewiese is located on the southeastern part of the map where the canyons are at. Towards the middle of that area on top of the rocks you will see a small formation that look like an arch, this is Relewiese. If you choose to do Erealumen first, go to the north part of the map above Capua Torim and Capua Nor, the previously unreachable land formation is now above sea level. ---------------------------- Erealumen Crystallands (US1) ---------------------------- ITEMS: 25,000 Gald x2 Pineapple Gel x1 Basil x1 Red Savory x1 Dark Avenger x1 Saffron x2 Lemon Gel x1 Sephira x3 Life Bottle x1 Spinning Drill Hammer x1 Limit Bottle x1 Strike Eagle x1 Longinus x1 Stun Talisman x1 Melange Gel x1 Sword Whip x1 Orochi +1 As you come down the first path, take the one heading slightly right to pick up a Limit Bottle, then continue on ahead. You will come to a part that is a bit wider than normal, off to the left you can use your Ring to break the crystals uncovering a Sephira. This is actually a pretty nice item as you will gain 1.5x more Gald if you have it equipped! Continue on the path and right as it hooks to the right you can break another crystal to find a Melange Gel. Break through the field of crystals to advance and you'll come to a clearing. Collect the Stun Talisman from the chest in the back, then hit the giant crystal with your Ring to create a bridge. Go north first and destroy the crystal with the monster inside. After beating him you can pick up a Rare Protector and a Cowboy Hat from the chests behind him. Take the path going south and you will run into Nan who is pretty beat up and has a short talk with your crew. After the scene, save at the SAVE POINT and you now have three paths you can choose from. Go to the south path first, pick up the Highlander down there and head to the east. Kill the monster in the crystal and pick up the Dark Avenger from the chest behind it. Finally, go north and you will see the path split but keep heading up to break a crystal. There is a chest monster here that gives you 25,000 Gald for defeating him. Go back and take the path leading to the east is a chest with 2 Lemon Gels and 2 Pineapple Gels right in front of you. The path will split again, one north and one south. To the north, you can save at the SAVE POINT, but don't go any further. Just before you hit the SAVE POINT is a crystal to the right you can break, beyond that you will find a Longinus and an Orochi +1. Backtrack to the southern path and you will run along a very lengthy corridor until you come to a clearing with multiple paths. Take the one leading down to reach a Spinning Drill Hammer, a Sword Whip, and a Strike Eagle. Go north, create a bridge and on the other side you will find your next Giganto Monster. ----------------------- GIGANTO MONSTER: Fenrir ----------------------- Fenrir was probably the easiest Giganto I've encountered. My strategy was simple, have Estelle hang back and heal, and I ran in on him with Yuri, Judith, and Repede and massacred him. He got backed into a corner and it was just a nonstop flow of physical attacks so he was unable to move and was constantly getting knocked down allowing even more undefended damage. He's obviously weak to fire spells being that he's in an ice cavern, but I really didn't see a need for it as the fight was over with in about 2 minutes flat. You will receive a Great Wolf Fang for beating Fenrir. Behind where Fenrir was at is a crystal to break, you'll find a Red Savory, Basil, and Saffron. Backtrack all the way to the SAVE POINT you just hit, right past it are three Life Bottles. Ahead you will find Clint and Tison trying to fight an Entelexsia. Your crew will step in and your spirits so far will tell you what needs to be done... ------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Gusios ------------------- NOTE: At some point, Gusios will get up on his back legs to prepare for an attack, this will leave him exposed to an attack from your crew. When he his like this, run in and attack him with something such as Shining Fang and it will knock him over. If you catch him at the correct moment you will get the "Great!" message an complete the Secret Mission. BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON GUSIOS. Gusios reminds me of the Fenrir battle with just a slightly higher difficulty. The same basic tactics work on this battle, backing him into a corner and using the knock down attacks work very well here. Just keep two people throwing as many physical attacks as possible at all times and you can do whatever you'd like with the others. Possibly just have one throwing spells and one for a healer (though you probably won't even need that for this fight). You will get a Strange Stone and an Amulet for defeating Gusios. The Hunting Blades will take off and you will get a new spirit, Gnome. You now have to backtrack all the way to the entrace of the dungeon, so get ready for a long walk. Once you're outside, you can either head to Relewiese Hollow (unless you chose to do that location first), or just head to the next section of the guide. ---------------------- Relewiese Hollow (BF0) ---------------------- ITEMS: 40,000 Gald x1 Hero Coat x1 Alexandrite x1 Kritya Circlet x1 Apple Gel x1 Life Bottle x1 Bahamut's Tear x2 Limit Bottle x1 Death Slinger x1 Melange Gel x1 Dragon Helm x1 Orange Gel x1 Dragon Mail x1 Pineapple Gel x1 Dragon Protector x1 Sonic Cleaver x1 Forte Staff x1 Star Rod At the bottom of the first landing is a chest monster who will give you a Forte Staff after beating him, continue on and the path will fork to the east and the west. To begin with, head east and as you come down the path you will find a chest with Bahamut's Tear below you, nothing left to do here (at the moment) so backtrack and head west. You'll run into a chest with a Life Bottle then as you keep going you'll find a Dragon Protector along the path. At this point it will fork again, one path is right above the other. Take the top one first and as you come under a bridge you'll find a Hero Coat directly ahead of you. Just before where you found the Hero Coat, there is a short path going up where you will pick up a Kritya Circlet. Backtrack to where the paths split earlier and now go to the one leading below. This will also instantly split, go up first as opposed to heading down the canyon and you'll pick up a Death Slinger. Go back and follow the one leading down and you'll run right into a chest with a Pineapple Gel. Eventually you will hit a part where the path splits directly right or left. Take the right path and follow it ALLLL the way until you reach a chest with Alexandrite. You cannot do anything else in this area for the moment so head ALLLL the way back and take the path to the left. [SPOILERS!!] Duke shows up again and will remain mysterious as ever. But he says he won't interfere with you as long as you don't interfere with him. Save at the SAVE POINT, grab the Sonic Cleaver from the chest right above it. You cannot do anything with the left path yest, so go right where it leads you under a bridge identical to the one you did before. Up the little path is a chest monster who gives you Dragon Mail, past that ahead is a Star Rod, then below that where the path splits AGAIN are two Limit Bottles. The left path is short and gets you a Dragon Helm, then go east and pick up the Melange Gel, Apple Gel, Orange Gel from the chest. Continue down until you reach the SAVE POINT by the water and then enter the cavern. [SPOILERS!!] Inside you find the oldest spring in the world and the Kritya named Khroma shows up. Before she turns herself into a spirit, she will test your strength, prepare to fight! -------------------------- BOSS BATTLE: Khroma Dragon -------------------------- NOTE: For the Secret Mission, you will need to watch for Khroma to float up in the air and slam down to the ground (not to be confused with her fire attack from the air). As soon as she hits the ground you've got a couple seconds to run over and get an attack in to knock her over. Your computer controlled characters can accomplish this for you but I was able to randomly get an attack in there to complete it myself. BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON KHROMA DRAGON. Khroma has some nasty radius attacks that severly damage your party all at once. Equip a Stun Charm or any other item that prevents you being stunned on your characters as she has numerous attacks that stun you, this will greatly help you out through this battle. Make sure to block when you see her cyclone attack coming as it is incredibly powerful and chances are it will suck up most of your party. BLOCK A LOT DURING THIS BATTLE, otherwise you will be spending more time healing that you will attacking. Keep an eye on everyone's health as many times they are too busy to heal everyone so you may need to cover for them. You will receive a Rainbow Lens and a Hunter's Monocle for defeating Khroma Dragon. After the battle go up further into the cavern and on the farthest part by the water there is a semi-hidden chest with 40,000 Gald inside. Backtrack to the SAVE POINT up the canyon a bit and you will name Khroma "Sylph" and have the option to have Ba'ul take you out. Choose yes if you want a quick way out, otherwise you can hike up by yourself to the entrance. If you accidentally hit "no", just go into Khroma's cavern and exit back out and you will see a warp by the SAVE POINT at the bottom. -------------------- Backtracking 7 (AA5) -------------------- ITEMS: x1 Blue Dice x1 Mysterious Piece x1 Blue Talisman x1 Paralysis Charm x1 Chamomile x1 Rebirth Ring x1 Chimera Scale x1 Red Chamomile x1 Elemental Goggles x2 Red Lavender x1 Glasya Labolas x1 Red Sage x1 Griffin Feather x1 Red Savory x1 Mercurius x1 Red Verbena x1 Nebilium x1 Saffron x1 Overdrive Kid x1 Sage x1 Overdrive Old Man x1 Savory x1 Overdrive Princess x1 Silve Mane x1 Lavender x1 Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 4 x1 Lemon Gel x1 Zarich Once you obtain the Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 4 in this section, you will then be able to collect some more of the Fell Arms weapons. You have a bunch of other side areas to take care of before heading to the next part of the story. Aer Krene - South of Nordopolica you will see an island with a pile of rocks on a small island. Go inside and your Abyssion sword will react and destroy the boulder blocking your path. You will pick up a the Fell Arm weapon for Judith called Zarich. Inside, follow the path to the left to get Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 4. Quoi Woods - Enter from the Halure side of the map and as the path turns you will see some bushes that you can hit with your new Ring and clear a path. This will open you up to a clearing where there is a chest containing a Rebirth Ring on the bottom right, an Overdrive Kid at the back behind the Giganto Monster, and a Glasya Labolas on the other side of the tree by the Giganto. The Glasya Labolas is one of the Fell Arms. ---------------------------------- GIGANTO MONSTER: Chimera Butterfly ---------------------------------- The nice thing about fighting Chimera Butterfly at this point in the game is that you've already tackled much tougher enemies earlier, so defeating it should be a walk in the park. It's attacks are easy to defend, it's very easy to use knock down attacks against, and in the rare instances that it is able to fly, his ice attack is pretty weak and can easily be guarded against. Keep him surrounded and he won't be able to move, he should go down just as quickly as the one back in the Crystallands. You will get Dragon Powder for defeating Chimera Butterfly. Field Map - Head to Yumanju, east of it there is a clearing before you hit some mountains. Keep wandering around in the field out here and eventually Griffin will pop up like the Giganto you found outside of Deidon Hold. ------------------------ GIGANTO MONSTER: Griffin ------------------------ Griffin is a bit tougher than the past couple Giganto Monsters you encountered. I suggest equipping something to protect you against being stunned and also something that gives resistance to Wind attacks. He's got three big attacks that wear your party out. One is a cyclone attack that will catch all party members in the area and deal them a chunk of damage, the others are physical attacks where he pecks at you with his beak or spins and smashes you with his tail. You will be able to see these coming so when you see him preparing, BLOCK immediately! You will get a Yurzo Crystal for defeating Griffin. You will also get the "Big Game Hunter" achievement for clearing out all of the Gigantos. King of Adv - Visit Rich at the King of Adventures camp above Halure to collect a Silve Mane for defeating Fenrir back in the Crystallands. You will also receive a Chimera Scale for defeating the Chimera Butterfly in Quoi Woods. After all of the monsters are defeated, Karol will get the "Valiant Swordsman" title/costume. You will receive a Griffin Feather for defeating Griffin over by Yumanju. Capua Torim - After defeating all of the Giganto Monsters and having the scene regarding marriage at the King of Adventures camp, head into Capua Torim and talk to Rich's father who can be found near the item shop. Report back to the KoA camp and speak to Rich and tell him about the news. Keiv Moc - Now that you have the Ring you can set fire to some bushes in the forest. There are a few places to visit here, just look for the brown-ish colored bushes and you'll be able to clear them out. There is one you can burn just as you come in and there is also one at the very back part of the forest by the aer krene. The others are scattered about. If you are having trouble finding the Overdrive Old Man, just go directly east of the SAVE POINT, there is a branch to climb up.The following are the items you can find here (the Nebilium is one of the Fell Arms): AREA 1: x1 Blue Talisman x1 Sage x1 Savory AREA 2: x1 Saffron x1 Nebilium x1 Blue Dice x1 Paralysis Charm x1 Chamomile x1 Elemental Goggles x1 Lemon Gel x1 Lavender x1 Overdrive Old Man x1 Mysterious Piece Relewiese - Since Relewiese is basically one big area, I'll label the first area as everything BEFORE the save point around the middle of the canyon, and the second area is everything you can find after that. The Mercurius weapon is one of the Fell Arms. AREA 1: x1 Overdrive Princess x1 Red Sage x1 Red Chamomile x1 Red Savory AREA 2: x1 Mercurius x2 Red Lavender x1 Red Verbena Aspio - Complete at least half of the Collector's Book and enter the Library in Aspio via the entrance you broke into when you first came to Aspio. You will meet Giovanni who requests to borrow your Book for a short while. MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS NOW AND NOT LATER!! ---------------------- Backtracking 7.5 (TB8) ---------------------- ITEMS: 8,000 Gald x1 Cute Bunny Ears x1 (C) B Statue x1 Exam Application x1 (C) H Statue x1 Magic Lens x1 (C) I Statue x1 Nam Cobanda Isle, Entry Ticket x1 (C) J Statue x1 Pterobronc Claw x1 (C) L Statue x1 Reflections on the Scent of the Sea x1 (C) M Statue x1 The Legend that Sleeps in Searing Sands x1 (C) N Statue x1 The Village Carpeted with Flowers x1 (C) P Statue x1 Tiara x1 (C) R Statue x1 Ultimate Blue Cape x1 (C) S Statue x1 Urban Planning for Bustling Cities x1 All-Divide x1 Vesperia No. 1 RECIPE: Vichyssoise When you are done with all of the side items, go to Capua Nor and the girls will run off shopping. Sleep at the inn [SPOILERS!!] and you will see Tarqaron rising and destroying Aspio beneath it. A man approaches who will let Flynn know where you are at. Enter the left door of the inn and wait for Witcher and Sodia who will request your help. Try to exit the town and Sodia will stop for a moment. After you leave, you will have some more sidequest things to do. Heliord - Earlier on in the game you were able to talk to the shopkeeper here who asked you to bring some items. All of them, except for Cheagle Fur, were attainable at that time. In case you need a refresh, here are the items you were looking for: NOTE: The item list is for EACH outfit the shopkeeper makes. You will need a set of the following items for Estelles dress, and a set for Judith's Dress so make sure you get double of the items listed below. x1 Cheagle Fur - Niffel Lake (Night). x1 Spirit Fragment - Poltergeist on the Ghost Ship. x2 Sacred Tree - Treant monsters in the Halure area. x2 Cockatrice Claw - The Kogorh desert area, there are a few monsters over there that drop it. Niffel Lake is now accessible. On your map, find Mt. Temza and look at the continent directly north of it, you will see a lake right above where Mt. Temza is at, this is your destination. You will need to go at night and fight an enemy called Gentlemieu. They're tall, lanky, blue enemies. The drop rate for Cheagle Fur is very low so you may have to fight a bunch of them to get it. Once you've rounded up the items, return them to the Heliord shop. - Estelle will earn the "Enchanting Bell" title/costume. - Judith will earn the "Sultry Tempest" title/costume. Yumanju - Talk the man inside standing in the upper left part of the room by the chairs and he asks you to collect the 11 "Luxury Toys Series" items for him. He gives you a Tiara as a reward in advance. You will now need to collect the rest, here are their locations: STATUE 01: Yumanju, upper left 500 Gald toy machine. (C) H Statue STATUE 02: Yumanju, upper left 500 Gald toy machine. (C) B Statue STATUE 03: Yumanju, upper left 500 Gald toy machine. (C) J Statue STATUE 04: Nam Cobanda, 10 Chip toy machine in the gym. (C) S Statue STATUE 05: Nam Cobanda, 50 Chip toy machine in the gym. (C) I Statue STATUE 06: Nam Cobanda, 50 Chip toy machine in the gym. (C) N Statue STATUE 07: Nam Cobanda, 100 Chip toy machine in the gym. (C) R Statue STATUE 08: Nam Cobanda, 100 Chip toy machine in the gym. (C) P Statue STATUE 09: Nam Cobanda, 500 Chip toy machine in the gym. (C) M Statue STATUE 10: Zaphias, speak to Hanks by the fountain. (C) L Statue STATUE 11: Dahngrest, guard inside the item shop. (C) F Statue You should have had the (C) F Statue from Dahngrest earlier in the game already, but once you're done collecting the rest you can go back to the hot springs and speak with the man inside again. Yuri will earn the "Recollection Guardian" title. Nam Cobana - At the very top left corner of the map you will find Nam Cobana Isle. This place was previously underwater and inaccessible but you can now go and have some fun here. At the gate, pay for entry and you receive the Nam Cobanda Isle, Entry Ticket. Enter the gymnasium and talk to the kid in the cow suit at the table who will give you 5 Chips on the house. Speak to the guy at the poker table and play a match. Exit the gym and enter again. Kaufman asks you to help get rid of a pro gambler. You will have to try and win more than the pro gambler, but it really doesn't matter, you can lose all of your chips and still have the same outcome. Kaufman gives you 15,000 Gald as a reward and Judith gets the "Legendary Gambler" title/costume. Earning over 100,000 Chips in Poker will get you the "Jackpot" achievement. ------------------------------------------------------------------ | POKER TIPS!! Max bet you can put down is 500 Chips. I bought a | hundred chips with my Gald to start out with, and just made 10 | Chip bets. As soon as I reached 1,000 Chips, I started betting | 100 Chips. As soon as I hit 10,000 Chips, I began putting down | the max 500 Chip bet. It didn't take very long to get to 10,000, | and after that point I was winning huge so you can rack up a ton | of chips in no time. | | POKER TIPS!! I'm not going to go into the finer points of playing | poker here, feel free to read the in-game tutorial for general | strategies. At the end of a match, if you hit something higher | than one pair you have the option to double your bet. This is | completely random and up to you if you want to do it, but playing | it correctly can pay off big. When you choose "Yes" on the double | your winnings option you will be dealt a single card. | | [A] <--- You were dealt an Ace, choose if you think the next | card will be higher or lower than an Ace. The obvious | choice is LOW because only a Joker beats an Ace and | the odds are you will pull something lower. | | [A] [K] <- You drew a King, you win! Now you can choose to try | and double that money you just got. Odds are you can | pull something lower than a King, go for it if you'd | like, or just take the money and run. | | [K]  <- You drew a Two, win again! You've got a pretty | large amount of money going now. A Two is a safe bet | that the next card will be higher, double up! | |   <- Nine, another win! However, being that it's a Nine, | there's not great odds that you'll pull a higher or | lower, so you can get out with your money or press | your luck. I will say that my method is to bet HIGH | on cards  through , and bet LOW on cards  | through [JOKER]. Obviously, since this is a game of | chance, this isn't a 100% method but it works for me. | | The doubling up bonus amounts are by far the quickest way to | raise your overall amount, you can pull 1,000,000+ chips in a | single round which takes all of a minute to complete. (After a | certain point it doesn't allow you to double any more.) ------------------------------------------------------------------ Now that you hopefully have a ton of chips to work with, go over to the prize exchange table and start earning Gald for your gambling skills. Buy up everything on the first page to the max of 15 (Miracle Gel, Special Gel, Specific, Treat, Barrier and also the Limit Bottles on the second page). Take these items over to Yumanju since it's right there and sell all of them at the store. This will get you around 180,000 Gald per trip. If you were like me and ended up with 10,000,000+ chips, you can also buy up some of the more expensive items and expedite the process. The Holy Avenger +1, for example, will sell at 21,000 Gald each netting you a total of just over 500,000 Gald per trip. Be warned that buying Holy Avengers isn't nearly as cost effective as the others, but I had plenty of chips and didn't want to make a hundred trips back and forth just to get the achievement here. Your ultimate goal is to make 10,000,000+ Gald to earn the "Piggybank" achievement. It's a pain to do it like this but you'll need the Gald anyway for some other side things we need to clean up that we started earlier in the game. Once you've played enough poker, exchange at least 250,000 Chips at the prize exchange table and Judith will earn the "Poker Face" title. If you were doing the Gald exchange I mentioned right above, this should have been attained at some point in buying up a lot of items. Afterwards, go over to the shoe locker across from the gym and talk to Kaufman in the back. You can check some of the shelves for a Magic Lens and an All-Divide in here. Behind the chips and prize exchange tables in the gym you can find Wonder Chef! He will teach you the Vichyssoise recipe as a reward for finding him. NOTE: Cook Vichyssoise with Estelle to learn Pork Miso Soup. After that, have Yuri cook Pork Miso Soup until you get the Udon Noodles Hot Pot recipe. There is a semi-circle of tables inside the gym, talk to the guy in the cow suit in the middle, who turns out to be a renowned researcher, and he will give you the Exam Application. It asks you to collect books from a number of locations. YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS YET, but you CAN pick up most of the books. 1. Halure, inside the Mayor's house by the table. "The Villiage Carpeted with Flowers" 2. Capua Torim, Fortune's Market HQ, back/right bookshelf. "Reflections on the Scent of the Sea" 3. Heliord, Chevalier's HQ, inside the holding room. "Urban Planning for Bustling Cities" 4. Mantaic, at the inn on the shelf by the beds. "The Legend that Sleeps in Searing Sands" Talk to the guy by the entrance of Nam Cobanda outside AFTER you have done the statue collecting quest from Yumanju above. He will mention that you need to open up a lot of chests in the world to help him with his game. At this point I wasn't able to meet his goal of opening enough chests, so we will come back to him later as well. Speak to the guy in the cow suit inside near the left side of where the capsule machines are at to play a game called Tales of Draspi. You can get Raven's "Hardcore Gamer" title by playing this game over and over again. Simply pay the 10 Chips to play, die quickly, then exit out and pay 10 Chips again. Lather, rinse, repeat. Play it enough times and you will get a scene, the title, and an Ultimate Blue Cape. Yumanju - After getting the "Piggybank" achievement and being rich beyond your wildest dreams, you can now do a little spending. Go to the hot springs and talk to the receptionist. You'll pay her 300,000 Gald on this trip to use the baths. Exit, then sleep at an inn and return and you will have to pay 600,000 Gald for your visit. You cannot do any more here at the moment. Capua Torim - Next stop on the spending spree is the lady who runs the orphanage at the harbor. Try to leave the area and Drake will speak with Estelle and she earns the "Noble Princess" title. STORY - When you left Zaphias earlier after picking up the statue for the sidequest, you should have been shown a scene on Ba'ul about wanting to go back to the town. Go into Zaphias and to the area where the lower and middle quarter path is. Head up to the castle and a blastia scene will automatically trigger. Afterwards, exit the city and call Ba'ul. STORY - Fly south of Zaphias to the next continent and you will see a big cloud of dust being kicked up over a small area. Fly over it and you will have a scene on Ba'ul where you receive Vesperia No. 1. [SPOILERS!!] Below you'll find Flynn and he will join you in battle, fight through the sea of average enemies and you will make it to the center of the action and deploy your weapon. Afterwards, you will need to go to Dahngrest and Nordopolica to speak with some people. Save at the SAVE POINT and head out. STORY - Head to Dahngrest and as you approach the intersection towards the HQ, Dyne will show up. He asks you to complete a guild job in Mantaic, accept it then enter the Union HQ. You will have a quick scene inside the Don's Chamber and from there you can head out. Before going to Nordopolica though, start doing a couple more quests. Mantaic - You will find Dyne at the first intersection in town, he is apparently suffering from food poisoning so you will need to fight the enemy he mentioned to you earlier on your own. Go to Mt. Temza and you will encounter Pterobronc again in the second area. Kill it and you receive a Pterobronc Claw. Go back to Mantaic and talk to Dyne outside by the shop and he gives you 8,000 Gald. (Whoopie! Drop in the bucket considering you just made 10,000,000 Gald in the previous section.) Nam Cobanda - Enter the gym and go to where the stage is at, you can now talk to one of the acting guild members here who needs your help. After the play you will receive a Shield of Valor and a Hero's Sword as well as a couple of titles: - Yuri will earn the "Improvisionist" title/costume. - Estelle will earn the "Heroic Actress" title/costume. - Karol will earn the "Brilliant Support Role" title/costume. - Rita will earn the "Spotlight Hog" title/costume. Dahngrest - At this point you should have enough titles to get another costume attachment from the Bunny Guild member inside the HQ. Speak with him to receive the Cute Bunny Ears for Judith. STORY - Enter Nordopolica and Natz will meet with you outside. After a short talk with him you can head back to the camp where you fought alongside Flynn earlier. NOTE - If you haven't done so already, be sure to learn the "Special" skill for Yuri, this is needed to complete a Secret Mission coming up shortly! Equip the "Special" skill and set an Altered Arte to a shortcut button. You will also want to synth a Limit Treo at the very least but you should have a Limit Quartet by this point in the game. ------------------- TOWN: Aurnion (NG3) ------------------- ITEMS: x1 Against a Backdrop of New Hope x3 Limit Bottle x1 Specific x1 Treat RECIPE: Crepe The town has really taken shape since your last visit, instead of a makeshift camp it is now a full fledged town! To the far right of the town past where the shop is you will see a scarecrow-esque thing bobbing back and forth. Surprise! It's Wonder Chef again, he will teach you the recipe for Crepes. Check the tables inside the inn for a Treat and a Specific. Save at the SAVE POINT and talk to Flynn in the middle of town, then again at the south entrance. [SPOILERS!!] Yuri and Flynn will talk outside away from everyone, he will challenge you in a fight! ------------------ BOSS BATTLE: Flynn ------------------ NOTE: Flynn will need to use all twelve of his Artes in this fight, including his Mystic Arte, to attain the Secret Mission. To get Flynn to use his Mystic Arte you will first need to have Yuri perform his. If you've never done one before, now is the time to learn. As stated at the end of the last section, you should have at least synthed a Limit Treo or Limit Quartet giving you 3-4 Over Limit Bars. Have the "Special" skill equipped on Yuri and set an Altered Arte to a shortcut button. Go into Over Limit, then hold the A button to use your Altered Arte, then hold the B button while the Altered Arte is being performed to kick in your Mystic Arte. Flynn will use all of his Arte's at some point, keep attacking him and he will use the First Aid and Guardian Field spells to heal himself. After all 12 have been used you will get the "Great!" message and complete the mission. The following are Flynn's Artes: - Beast - Guardian Field - Demon Fang - Holy Lance - Demonic Chaos - Radiant Dragon Fang (MA) - Demonic Circle - Sonic Thrust - Dragon Swarm - Sword Rain: Alpha - First Aid - Tiger Blade BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON FLYNN. Fighting Flynn is very easy and is basically a game of cat and mouse. You can free run away from his attacks and circle back in and hit him while he's vulnerable. His healing Artes take a while to cast so they are very easily stopped with a quick hit from Yuri. His attacks are pretty weak at this point too, and a few Over Limit combos will knock off a massive amount of health from him. Just time your attacks and dodge/block everything he throws and you will have no problem. You will receive a Paladin Cape, Alexandrite, and an Order of the Imperial Honor for defeating Flynn. After the fight, enter the Aurnion HQ building and check the dresser on the left side of the room for the book "Against a Backdrop of New Hope". This is the final book you were trying to find for the sidequest in Nam Cobanda. You can also check the table between the beds in here for 3 Limit Bottles. Stay at the inn and overnight you will have scenes with all of your different party members. In the morning you will have another quick scene and you'll end up back on the world map. NOTE: Have Rita cook Crepe until you learn the Fruit Parfait recipe. -------------------- Backtracking 8 (VV9) -------------------- ITEMS: 2000 Gald x1 756kg Hammer x1 Alexandrite x1 Black Onyx x1 Blue Dice x1 Brionac x1 Cat Teaser x1 Cloak x1 Cooking Match Invitation x1 Deck Brush x1 Dragon Helm x1 Grilled Chicken x1 Holy Avenger x1 Hourglass x1 Hypershock Yo-yo x1 Infinity x1 Irmine's Manual x1 Ivy Blade x1 King's Cape x1 Krona's Symbol x1 Letter of Challenge (Flynn) x1 Letter of Challenge (H. Blades) x1 Magic Lens x1 Measuring Tape x1 Murakumo x1 Mysterious Piece x3 Nectar Bottle x1 Order of the Loyal Hound x1 Paladin Cape x1 Prince x2 Rebirth Dolls x1 Red Bunny Ears x1 Red Sage x1 Shinai x1 Slingshot x1 Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 5 x4 Special Gel x1 Spring of Wisdom x3 Syrup Bottle x1 Tolbyccian Water RECIPE: Mabo Curry Aurnion - Enter Aurnion again and you will receive a Letter of Challenge (Flynn). Head towards the left side of town and Flynn will play with Repede for a bit and Repede will earn the "Tough Hound" title. Sleep at the inn for a scene with Rita and Judith at night. Stay again for a scene with the spirits and finally, enter the inn and speak with the doctor. After the scene here you can enter the inn yet again and speak with the doctor a second time. After this, sleep at the inn for another scene with Judith and Rita. When you've done all of this, speak with the villager standing near the inn/hospital and you will soon gain an audience of people thanking you for your help. MORE ON THIS PART IN THE NEXT UPDATE!! Talk to Flynn and he will practice fighting all night with Yuri. Yuri will gain the "Final Gale" Arcane Arte. Sleep at the inn and Judith has a meeting with Kaufman regarding finding the spear she lost a long while back. Make Rita your party leader so that she is the on screen character and examine the blastia. You may have to exit and enter the town to do this or sleep at the inn first before you are able to check out the main blastia in town. After the first time you should be able to check it again where she names the barrier blastia "Maria". Enter the town and head towards the HQ where Drake is waiting. He will plead with Yuri to join the Knights again and Yuri gains the "Certified Soldier" title/costume. Re-enter the town and go to the little cluster of houses located north-northeast of the main blastia to find Drake. You will get the "Worldly Adventurer" title for Estelle. Make Raven the on screen character and enter the town, you can find Drake here again, he will be next to th emain blastia. He will teach Raven the "Vanji Lost" arte. Master at least 100 Skills with Raven and enter the town. Leblanc will praise you for your achievements. Raven will earn the "Shining Star" title/costume. Outside of the HQ, there is a guard named Agueron that you can chat with. He asks you to gather some building materials for the town. You may start this now, but you won't be able to complete it unless you visit your next area, Tarqaron, and watch the opening cutscene for that area. You can go ahead and do this and simply kill the enemies inside that drop the needed items, then back out to the world map and continue with this. I will assume you'd like to do that so here is the list and where to pick everything up at: - x3 Desier Gold Dust - Wirbels (the wolf looking enemies) outside of Nordopolica and Weasand of Cados will drop these. - x3 Hypionian Tree Bark - Square Shoulders, Erdas, and a number of other enemies in the Hyponia area will drop these. Aurnion is located right around the Hyponian area so you won't have to travel much for this one. - x3 Yurzo Fruit - At night an enemy named Bloom roams around that drop these, as well as many other enemies in the Yumanju area. Blooms also drop an item needed for the second part of this quest. Next up you will need to collect: - x3 Might Orb - At Mt. Temza you can find the enemy called Warrior that drops these, they can also be stolen from them. - x3 Treant Flower - The Bloom enemies in the Yumanju area at night that I mentioned above will drop these. - x3 Crystal - Erealumen Crystallands monsters drop these frequently. Fight a few in that area and you will pick them up quickly. - x3 Mystic Orb - In Caer Bocram there is an enemy called Fancy Parasol that looks like an umbrella, they drop these frequently. - x3 Great Leo Fang - Inside Tarqaron/Labyrinth of Memories. The Schwert enemies drop them, they look like lions with giant fangs. Finally, you will need to collect: - x1 Greenlight Stone - Gaina Fireflys will drop these. They can be found outside of the Weasand of Cados area on the Nordopolica side at night. - x1 Pitch-black Ink - Aquicia rarely drop these. There is a small island of sand between Aurnion and Egothor Forest, at night you can find the Aquicias, they are giant squid creatures, not the tiny red ones. - x1 Rare Metal - The Poseidon enemies inside of Zaude drops these. You can also obtain these from search points on the world map sometimes. - x500,000 Gald - You should have plenty of money from playing poker at Nam Cobanda, if not, scroll up to the "Backtracking 7.5" section for tips on this. Once you have provided the knight with all of the materials, sleep at the inn 5 or 6 times and exit Aurnion. Enter the town again and you should get a scene with a completely built area. You will be rewarded with a King's Cape. After Aurnion has been built using the above method, you can search the town for some items. To the left of the HQ there is a small tent you, check for 3 Syrup Bottles and 3 Nectar Bottles. After Aurnion has been built, you can now access the Aurnion warehouse minigame. FOR DETAILS ON THIS, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS BACKTRACKING SECTION!! Karol will earn the "Warehouse Master" title for completing all of the warehouses. Caer Bocram - Enter the building on the right hand side on the bottom level where you will find some theives with Judith's spear. Chase them away and you will (finally) gain Judith's Brionac spear. Kings of Ad.- Enter the Kings of Adventure camp and sleep at there twice, both nights you will get a scene. On the first night, Repede will learn the "Shining Fang" Base Arte. On the second night he will receive the Order of the Loyal Hound and the "Ultimate Dog Warrior" title. Zaphias - Enter the middle sector for a scene with Lune on the bench with some children. Capua Torim - As soon as you enter, you will encounter Nan and her crew, she will teach Karol the "Rending Drop" Arcane Arte. Once you've done this, head to Dahngrest's middle area of town for a yelling contest. You will receive an Infinity for your participation. Heliord - Go into the worker's camp and down by the water to find Sicily again. He will make Repede the Murakumo weapon after seeing him in action. Halure - Enter Halure and a scene will automatically trigger with the party talking under the tree. Check your "Records" under the Library option in your main menu and scroll to the one that says Total Damage Given. You will need to have over 60,000,000 in damage given in order to get this. Talk to the mage standing where the path splits going to a small fountain and the giant tree and she will give Rita the "Seeker" title/costume. Talk with Sicily (after the Heliord scene) and he asks you to complete seven requirements, each time you complete one you will get a weapon! 1. Yuri - "Repeat an attack a motivational amount of times" ** Perform a 200+ hit combo to receive a Shinai. (See below the 7th item on this list for an easy method to get this.) 2. Repede - "Finish a battle in a motivational amount of time" Finish a battle in less than 3 seconds to receive Grilled Chicken. 3. Estelle - "Receive a motivational battle evaluation" Receive a Cat Teaser. 4. Karol - "Run away from battle motivationally" Run from at least 50 battles to receive a 756kg Hammer. 5. Rita - "Deal a motivational amount of damage to an enemy" Receive a Measuring Tape. 6. Raven - "Get a motivational amount of money" Have at least 1,000,000 Gald on you to receive a Slingshot. 7. Judith - "Fight in a motivational number of battles" Fight in at least 1,000 battles to receive a Deck Brush. ** An easy way to get a 200+ hit combo is the infamous "Tidal Wave" spam by Rita. Follow these steps: 1. Equip Rita with an item that reduces or refills your TP, preferrably Risky Ring as it will reduce your spell costs to only 1 TP! 2. Set the "Minimum Damage" skill on your party members. 3. Set Rita up with a couple of helpful skills like O.L. Boost, Spell End, etc. 4. Enter battle and have your crew defend. Use a 1 bar OL with Rita. 5. Constantly cast Tidal wave and your combo will grow very quickly. With all of the combos being hit, your OL bar will refill itself allowing you to use it again. 6. Time it so that when your OL is about to be over, go into another OL and continue with the Tidal Waves. Minimum damage brings it down to 1 HP of damage at a time so you will be able to recast your spell a ton of times without needing to worry about the enemy dying. 7. Go until you've hit the 200+ mark and you're all set! As a side bonus for this, Yuri will gain the title "King of Combos" for getting a 200+ hit combo. Keiv Moc - Enter the forest and you will find the Hunting Blades wiped out by a giant monster. Karol helps out and earns the "Golden Soldier" title/costume and also picks up the Letter of Challenge (H. Blades). You should now have 3/4 of these letters. This will get you into the 100 Man Melee back in Nordopolica. Nordopolica - Learn all of the recipes possible in the game and go towards the docks in town and talk to Wonder Chef. He will give you the Cooking Match Invitation and also teaches you the Mabo Curry Recipe! MASTER every recipe with a single character and then head to Dahngrest for the competition. See the Dahngrest part of this section below for more information. The 100 man melee is now open for business! With your letters of invitations, you can now access this fight. MORE INFO COMING ON THIS SECTION AT A LATER TIME!! Mantaic - Talk to the kid in the cow suit behind the inn again and he will ask you for one last item: Silver Edge +1a. You can synth this at the shop with the correct materials. In exchange you will get a Magic Lens, Krona's Symbol, Blue Dice, 2 Rebirth Dolls, Holy Avenger, Hypershock Yo-yo, Dragon Helm, Paladin Cape, Black Onyx, Special Gel, Red Sage, Hourglass, Alexandrite. Not bad! Visit the inn to find Nobis resting, you offer to help him with his Everlight situation. There are a lot of places to visit, so here we go (follow these in order): 01. Dahngrest inn to speak with Rhianna. 02. Nam Cobanda to speak with Galactic Gearbox members, they are in the northwest part of the area in the main square. 03. Aurnion to speak with Flynn at the HQ. 04. Zaphias to speak with the guard at the royal sector's gates. 05. Still in Zaphias, enter the castle and visit Mimula in the prison. As you enter, take a right three times to get to the prison cells. 06. Capua Nor is the next stop your wild goose chase. Go towards the right as you enter to overhear some info. 07. The Ghost Ship will lead you to Sebastian. 08. Enter Caer Bocram to find Markham and Joshua (who you retrieved a Shovel for earlier) who, SURPRISE!, direct you somewhere else. 09. Back to Dahngrest again and into the cells located within the Union HQ to speak to Irmine. 10. Talk to Irmine again and feed him Okonomiyaki from your recipe list. (If you don't have this yet, you will need to cook Fried Chicken and Fries with Estelle to get the Scottish Egg recipe, then cook the Scottish Egg with Raven until you get the Okonomiyaki recipe) You will get Irmine's Manual once this is done. 11. FINALLY, visit Nobis in Mantaic again to give him the notes. You will recieve 8,500 Gald for your troubles. Yay? There's a better prize for doing this drawn out quest so don't worry, read below in the Halure section for a more fitting reward. Dahngrest - After you've finished the guild job with Nobis and the Everlight notes, head to the main circle in town for a scene regarding the guild jobs you've been taking on. With the Invitation now in hand, go to the cooking stadium located at the bottom west entrance to the city. With all of the recipes mastered you will win without any problem over the challenger. Regardless of who you choose to win, the entire party gets new titles. - Yuri will earn the "Commoner Chef" title. - Estelle will earn the "Cordon Bleu" title. - Karol will earn the "Guild Chef" title. - Rita will earn the "Chemical Chef" title. - Raven will earn the "Weekend Chef" title. - Judith will earn the "Chef Mom" title. Talk to the Bunny Guild guy in the HQ and you should have enough titles to get the Prince costume attachment. You may also have enough for another prize, the Red Bunny Ears. Halure - After you've finished the guild job with Nobis and the Everlight notes, visit the tree in Halure to find him up and moving again. He has crafted an Ivy Blade and gives it to you. Yormgen - Inside whats left of one of the buildings, you will find the box you gave to Yuefan much earlier in the game. Mt. Temza - Go to the ruins of the Krytian city across the first bridge and Judith will talk to some of her people. She will learn the "Sundering Moon" Arcane Arte. Aer Krene - There is an Aer Krene to the southeast of Yumanju, enter the cavern and you will gain the Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 5. Yumanju - Talk to the receptionist at the hot springs and she asks your crew to help out because the staff is shorthanded. You will need to talk to your party members scattered around the area. Be sure to grab the Cloak, Tolbyccian Water from the women's changing room. After speaking with everyone, go to the main lobby and you will get the Yumanju, Permanent Free Pass. - Yuri will earn the "Tank Top Lover" title/costume. - Estelle will earn the "Massage Therapist" title/costume. - Karol will earn the "Towel Fanatic" title/costume. - Rita will earn the "Fashionista" title/costume. - Judith will earn the "Enchanting Beauty" title/costume. - Raven will earn the "Spa Manager" title/costume. Nam Cobanda - Talk to the kid in the cow suit in the semi-circle of tables now that you have collected all five of the books. He will give you a test with some multiple choice questions to answer: - September 30, 1998 - Raine - Bubbles - Presea Combatir - Ishtar turns to stone Rita will earn the "Miska Doctoral Degree" title/costume, Karol will earn the "Little Shrimp Professor" title but declines it. ----------------- AURNION WAREHOUSE ----------------- KEY: [%] Stairs [*] Chest Location  Crate Location [A] Drop Location CHEST 1: x3 Special Gel CHEST 2: x1 Mysterious Piece CHEST 3: x1 Spring of Wisdom PAYMENT: 2000 Gald STEP 1: BOTTOM LEFT/TOP LEFT This first map details how to organize the bottom and top left side of the room, to avoid a lage confusing map I'm breaking it into two parts. Place all of the boxes (1A-6F) in their marked locations. You will have access to your first chest in the top left corner of the room which contains 3 Special Gels. Once completed, the second part will start from the initial entrance of the warehouse. [D][*][ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][E] [%][ ][ ][ ][ ][F] [%] [ ] [B][ ][C][ ][ ] [A][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ][ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ] [S] STEP 2: BOTTOM RIGHT/TOP RIGHT Moving (1A-3C) into their proper spots will get you the next chest on the right side of the room, it contains a Mysterious Piece. At the top you will see a cluster of three boxes (, and ). Move  down two or three spots, then push  up one to allow you to drop  into place. After that, continue on as normal and you will get to your final chest which has a Spring of Wisdom. This will finish the Aurnion Warehouse! [ ][ ][E][F][*] [D][ ] [ ] [ ][ ] [*] [ ][ ] [ ][ ] [%][ ] [ ] [ ] [C] [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][B][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ][ ][ ][A][ ] [ ][ ][ ] [ ] [ ]  [S] -------------------- AREA: Tarqaron (RS6) -------------------- ITEMS: x1 All-Divide x1 Milky Way x1 Ancient Ribbon x6 Miracle Gel x1 BC Rod x1 Mumbane x1 Caladbolg x3 Nectar Bottle x1 Crusader 13 x1 Ninja Dog Mask x3 Dark Bottle x5 Panacea Bottle x1 Effecti Ring x5 Pineapple Gel x1 Elemental Ribbon x1 Prism Protector x1 Empress Dress x1 Rare Boots x1 Energy Wand x1 Red Chamomile x1 Glorious Guard x1 Red Verbena x1 Golden Hammer x1 Rune Jacket x1 Gungnir x1 Rune Mail x3 Holy Bottle x1 Sacred Chain x1 Kritya Coat x4 Special Gel x1 Laurel x2 Specific x8 Lemon Gel x1 Susanoh x5 Life Bottle x3 Syrup Bottle x7 Limit Bottle x2 Terra Crest x5 Magic Lens x2 Treat x1 Magical Ribbon x1 Uroboros x1 Meteorite Blade x1 Warrior's Principal After watching a quick scene with the group you can take control and start wandering around. In the first room you're in, to the far right is a chest with 3 Dark Bottles and on the left side there are 3 Holy Bottles. Enter the door at the top of the room and you will be in the Labyrinth of Memories. The path will split in numerous directions like this diagram: [J] [BOSS] / | [I]----[H] / | [C] -- _|_ / [E]==[B]-| |-[D]==[F]-- /|_ _|\ | [A] | [E] [G] | [ENTER] Listed below you will find the steps you'll need to take to cover everything in this place. The first few locations won't advance the story but there are items to collect here and you can backtrack to the center and go through the routes. PATH [B]: Go up the steps into the next screen, you will see a chest to the right that has 5 Magic Lenses. Go down the little set of steps and to the left, you will see some holding tanks and there is a Terra Crest towards the back of them. PATH [F]: As you come across the bridge from [D], go all the way right and down the steps to find a Limit Bottle, then go up the steps and you will find a Sacred Chain on the next platform. Head up the steps into the upper level/next screen. Take the path heading left to pick up a Crusader 13, then go to the path leading right/down. At the bottom of the steps you can find a Treat. From here the path forks in three directions. Go up/left to grab the Ninja Dog Mask, then the left way for three Life Bottles. Going to the final door takes you to . PATH : Right inside the door is an Ancient Ribbon. Keep heading down the stairs until you reach the bottom. Before entering the door, get the Life Bottle in the chest to the left of it. Enter the door and you will end up in [G]. PATH [G]: On your right hand side as you enter is a Specific and all the way to the left is a Magical Ribbon. PATH [D]: Path [D] is found at the top of the steps, going across the invisible bridge thing will lead you to [F]. Once you've reached the top level on the next screen, take the walkway heading left to find a Gungnir in the chest. Take the one towards the right to find a Miracle Gel, and finally at the bottom of both sets of steps you can find a Limit Bottle. South of where the Limit Bottle is you can exit this area into room . PATH : Up numerous flights of stairs you will see a chest at the top with 3 Syrup Bottles and 3 Nectar Bottles. Go up the steps next to this and you will end up outside in a city area. Break the ice in front of you with your Sorcerer's Ring and you can go up the steps or follow the walkway to the right. Go to the right first, the path north gets you a Limit Bottle, the one south leads to a Rune Mail. Go up the steps that were previously behind the ice you just broke and you will enter a courtyard area. Going north will lead to a Specific and a Treat on your right hand side. You'll then want to take the western path that runs you across a long bridge and into path . PATH : You will be along a castle area. Go up the steps and the path forks going right or up/left. Go up/left first and pick up the Limit Bottle from the chest, then take the right path. You will go up a couple stairs and see 3 Lemon Gels in a chest on the landing in one area. Proceed up and there will be another chest with a Warrior's Principal on the landing right before the top. Once you've reached the top there is a door you can enter that takes you inside a large, bowl shaped room. Enter the bowl area and you will find 4 silver orbs around the parimeter you will need to hit with your spirit ring to get into the center hole. Thinking of it like a clock: - 01: Miracle Gel - 03: SILVER ORB - 07: Rare Boots - 06: SILVER ORB - 09: SILVER ORB - 10: Life Bottle - 12: SILVER ORB After getting all of the orbs into the center, a path will open up for you to exit. Head outside into PATH . PATH : Save at the SAVE POINT as you enter, then grab the Limit Bottle from the chest right next to it. Continue your march upward and on a landing to the left (like in PATH ) you will find a Special Gel. One story above that on the right is an Elemental Ribbon. Enter the room at the top left and you'll meet an old friend again. ----------------- BOSS BATTLE: ZAGI ----------------- NOTE: Zagi will perform an arte called Blastia Bane. He will stand still and charge up for a few moments and then continue on fighting. He will have to do this a few times before you can actually get the Secret Mission though. After doing the arte a couple times, he will charge up and then look down for a couple seconds after the spell is over, almost like he is worn out. When he does this, simply attack him and it will knock him over and give you the Secret Mission. BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON ZAGI. At this point in the game you shouldn't have much trouble with Zagi. Your defense is high enough that you can take his hits all day, with the exception of his Mystic Arte. Keep the heat on him and he won't be able to move. A party stacked with all of the females will get you a quick win as they will just continuously hammer him with spells and attacks the entire time. I swapped out Judith for Raven though in order to get the Secret Mission since Judith tends to mess up the Blastia Bane thing a lot. No major strategy needed, just string your attacks until he's dead. You will receive a Demon's Seal and Stun Talisman for defeating Zagi. To the left of Zagi's platform you can find an Effecti Ring, then at the top of the ramp in front of the exit is another Limit Bottle. Exit this area to another outside stair section. Right outside the exit to the right is a Caladbolg. You will have to go down the stairs and head right, then start going back up the steps again. As you're coming up you will find a chest on a landing to your left with an Energy Wand. The door at the top leads to PATH [H]. PATH [H]: You will be in a cave-like area now. To your right is a chest with 3 Pineapple Gels and 3 Lemon Gels. There is a blastia here you can hit with your Sorcerer's Ring to reveal a new path. Follow it along and you will run right into a chest with 5 Panacea Bottles where it forks. Go right and hit the blastia, then collect the Rune Jacket from the chest and hit the blastia right beyond that. Backup to where the path forked and take the left side and hit the blastia. Just to the left of it is a Special Gel. Back up to where you first entered the room and go on the left path. On the left as you're walking along you can grab ANOTHER Limit Bottle, hit the blastia right beyond this. There is a path leading south/up to take, at the top is a blastia and a chest with 3 Miracle Gels. Go back and hit the other blastia that was straight ahead of you and back up to the main path you were on and continue north. You should have just made a big circle, the open path is all the way to the right of this area by where you found the Rune Jacket earler. You will run right into an Empress Dress and another blastia to activate. Once you hit this, you can back up to where you see the two blue teleport pads in the distance and take that path. Activate the two blastias in between the pads and you reveal an ominous set of stairs. SAVE AT THE SAVE POINT BUT DO NOT GO UP THESE STEPS!! Go back to where you just picked up the Empress Dress and there is now a path open to the right that takes you outside to PATH . PATH : Follow the stairs down until you come to a landing with a chest, inside is a Glorious Guard. Down the steps and on the next landing is a door you can enter, but don't go in here just yet. Go down another flight, and head to your left up the steps and you will see a chest with a Mumbane right above you. Go back and enter that door you just passed and you find yourself in the lower section of Zagi's room. Pass the teleporter and grab the Red Chamomile from the chest ahead, then exit outside. You are now in another section heading down some steps. Do you feel like you're just un-doing all of the progress you made getting to the top? Go down the stairs and on a landing to your left you can find a Milky Way (not the candy, a weapon). Keep going down and keep an eye out for a chest beneath one of the sets of stairs you're coming down, you can pick up a Kritya Coat from this chest. Down another long set of stairs and you end up in PATH . PATH : You're back in the city-esque part of Tarqaron now. To your left by where the ice is on the ground for the first time you can find another Terra Crest. Continue on until you're back inside and follow these steps down as well. At the very bottom landing you can pick up a Laurel from the chest and exit the room. You will find yourself back in the very first part of the labyrinth at the start of this area (PATH [I]). PATH [I]: Across the invisible bridge is a chest with two Pineapple Gels and two Lemon Gels. Use the green lift to go below and on the left side of the platform where you came down is a Miracle Gel and a Golden Hammer. Cross the giant invisible bridge when you're ready. You will be in a crystal room now, face to your left and shoot the net holding a stone block with your Ring to drop it down. Go down this left ladder, then down again and hit another net with your Ring. Pick up the Prism Protector from the chest up the ladder in front of you, then backtrack up to the previous platform and continue going up. There are two empty nets along the way, make sure to hit these and go all the way up to where there are ladders on either side of you. Take the one on your left first, drop the block down then go down to where it fell to get a Special Gel. Now go to the right side and perform the same process to allow you access to the right side of this area. As you come up the ladder you can now get to, you will be on a pretty long platform. Go to the very end of it to burn the net, then go up the ladder here to drop a chest down that has an All-Divide. Go up and you will see two blocks on either side of you, the left one gets you to a Limit Bottle, then hit the other one down to open a path for later. Go all the way down and across an invisible bridge and into PATH [J]. PATH [J]: Come down the steps and you're in the labyrinth again but now with a reddish tint. Get the Susanoh from the chest on your right and follow the path all the way around to the left for the Uroboros. You will notice two grey pads on the ground that you can check, hit both of them to activate them and it will open up two small bridges back in PATH [I]. Go up the stairs on the left side of this area that you haven't used yet and it will bring you back to PATH [I]. NOTE: Uroboros and Susanoh are the final two Fell Arms! Congrats! There will be a scene regarding these shortly. PATH [I]: As you come in, burn the net to your right and go down the ladder. Go down the ladder on your right, then up on the next one you see next to the bridges you created in the other room. Burn the net to drop a chest down, then go back up to the platform below where you just came in. To the left you see three ladders, two going up and one going down between them. Go down, pick up the Red Verbena from the chest and burn the net to the left of it. Go up either of the two ladders you just passed and take the invisible bridge to a small platform in another room. The left one will drop a monster down, the right one activates steps in the previous room. Activate the steps, then go back and take the ladder leading down on your right side. The steps are located between the bridges you activated back in [J]. Take the steps into PATH [C]. PATH [C]: Another red-tinted room. Next to a console is a chest with three Special Gels. Go up the steps into a blue-tinted room and you'll find a Meteorite Blade in a chest. You will also unlock the freight lifts in the labyrinth! You're now back in the very first part of Tarqaron again. I recommend saving outside right now. Exit to where Ba'ul is waiting and you will get a scene talking about having just collected all 7 of the Fell Arms. NOTE: At this point you have the option of exiting Tarqaron since you've looped back around to the beginning. Take time to clean up a couple side items while you're here. - Go to Nam Cobanda and talk to the guy by the entrance who you spoke to earlier about getting his treasure game going. You should have opened enough chests throughout the course of the game to help him out. If you have opened enough he will thank you for your help and Yuri will earn the "Treasure Hunter" title. - Go to Aurnion and you will get a scene with Flynn trying to take care of things in town. He looks too busy to deal with the Fell Arms right now so you decide to hang onto it. - In Aurnion, go to the very west part of town to find Ioder, talk to him and he will give Estelle the BC Rod. - Equip everyone's hot spring uniforms and talk to the receptionist in Yumanju. You will get one last scene involving the baths. - If you've hit every SAVE POINT in the game you should get the "Back Up Plan" achievement at this point. When you are ready for the final battle, enter Tarqaron and go to any of the freight lifts (like on PATH [E] for example). Since they are unlocked you can make a quick trip to the top. On the very top floor you will see your final battle right at the top of the steps. Before going that way, make sure to go to the freight lift on the left hand side and check it to unlock the left side lifts as well. Proceed up the stairs to your FINAL BATTLE!! NOTE: - Be sure set a recipe such as Fruit Parfait as one of your cooking shortcuts before battle. You will have a chance to cook something mid-way through this battle and there will be a massive amount of TP consumption going on. Fruit Parfait restores 50% of your party's TP so it's a big help. - Be sure your party is equipped properly. Go through you list of skills and get everyone set up correctly, go through their equipment and do the same. Make sure you are stocked on items, particularly HP and TP recovery items, as well as status effect cures. - Keep the Special skill equipped and also Rebirth. You will need to use a Mystic Arte for the secret mission and Rebirth helps out a great deal when you're on the receiving end of a Mystic Arte (and you will be on the receiving end quite a bit). ----------------- BOSS BATTLE: DUKE ----------------- DUKE FORM 1: BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON DUKE'S FIRST FORM. Duke is a pushover in the first round. He doesn't teleport much, doesn't attack much and his attacks are pretty weak. Focus on physical attacks and conserve your TP for the next rounds. You should have any issues taking care of him. Corner him and keep the attacks coming, he doesn't do much to defend against it. DUKE FORM 2: BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON DUKE'S SECOND FORM. NOTE: To complete the Secret Mission you will need to kill this form by using a Mystic Arte. Wait until he's got around 50,000 or so HP left then throw your Over Limit and hit the Mystic Arte. It will kill this form and give you the achievement. Duke's second form is noticeably tougher than the first, but not to the point that he isn't reasonably easy to defeat. He will teleport a lot more meaning more wasted spells and attacks. Guard A LOT more this round, watch his artes and his actions before throwing them to see what you'll need to guard against and what you can take and just keep swinging at him. When he gets to around 100,000 or less HP he will throw his Mystic Arte called Big Bang which will knock off a considerable amount of damage from your party, but if you have Rebirth equipped you can run around a bit and gain a lot of it back automatically. This is the only real attack you need to watch for in this match. After the battle you will get a Last Fencer if you did the Secret Mission and you can also take this time to make a recipe. As I suggested earlier, the Fruit Parfait is a good one as it gets you a ton of TP back. DUKE FORM 3: BE SURE TO USE A MAGIC LENS ON DUKE'S THIRD FORM. If you collected all of the Fell Arms and took them to Aurnion like mentioned earlier, you can fight Duke's third and final form named Radiant Winged One. The third form is very similar to the second one, just with higher damage being dealt and more teleporting from Duke making him harder to hit. This is more of an endurance thing than a difficulty thing. He will cast Big Bang very frequently but now it does double what it did last round, in the 15,000 HP range. Your Rebirth skills help greatly here as you won't need to waste items and TP trying to recover health. When he gets to around 100,000 HP, take him down as quickly as possible, throw whatever you've got at him. If Duke goes into Over Limit, he will cast Brave Vesperia. Though weak in the damage department, it cures him for over 150,000 HP and further extends this marathon battle. Wear him down and you'll eventually land the final blow and complete the game! (Kind of) Watch the conclusion to the game and enjoy the credits. Afterwards you will get the option to save and your save file will have a star next to it. Reload this file and there is an extra area you can now complete! MORE ON THIS IN THE NEXT UPDATE!! MORE INFO COMING SOON! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VI. Item List ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SECTION BEING REVISED MORE INFO COMING SOON! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VII. Enemy List ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following is a list of enemies you will encounter in the game and the various items they will drop after defeating them in battle. Many are valuable for synthesizing weapons, armors, etc. You can check out the weapon and armor lists, see what items are needed for sythesizing a particular item, then reference it against this list and see where you need to go to collect it. NOTE: Special thanks goes out to spider153 for compiling this section, also a thanks to M_Spades08, JPNat, robbybeam, Doppier Warlock, GoobaManSP and KirbyRulez who helped him complete it. Appreciate your work everyone! ---------------------- HUMAN TYPE [116 TOTAL] ---------------------- : Knight Fencer : Knight Guard Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Found: Weasand of Cados Drops: Knight Water, Iron Grip, Drops: Knight Water, Silver Ore, Knight Apple Gel Holy Water Steal: Iron Grip Steal: Silver Ore : Knight Warrior : Knight Fencer A Found: The Forgotten Shrine, Baction Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Drops: Knight Water, Iron Grip, Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Grip, Apple Gel Orange Gel Zephyrus Steal: Iron Grip Steal: Knight Holy Water : Knight Fencer F : Knight Fencer S Found: The Weasand Of Cados Found: The Forgotten Shrine, Baction Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Grip, Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Grip, Orange Gel Orange Gel, Sticky Flour Steal: Knight Holy Water Steal: Geo Stone : Knight Warrior A : Grain Found: Enduring Shrine Of Zaude Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Knight Holy Water, Lemon Gel, Drops: Demon Bone, Potato Rice, Iron Grip ... Steal: Iron Grip Steal: Hunting Potion : Knight Lancer : Knight Catcher Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Found: Weasand of Cados Drops: Knight Water, Iron Tip, Drops: Knight Water, Iron Tip, Orange Gel Orange Gel, Knight Holy Water Steal: Iron Tip Steal: Iron Tip : Knight Halberd : Knight Halberd A Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Forgotten Shrine, Baction Drops: Nothing Drops: Knight Holy Sword, Lemon Gel, ... Iron Tip, Knight Sword Steal: Nothing Steal: Iron Tip : Knight Halberd F : Erunger Found: Weasand Of Cados Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Tip Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Tip, ... Pineapple Gel, Bread Steal: Iron Tip Steal: Pineapple Gel : Erungar Memory : Knight Lancer A Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Tip, Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Tip, Pineapple Gel Life Bottle, Milk Steal: Pineapple Gel Steal: Iront Tip : Knight Lancer S : Augusto Found: Forgotten Shrine, Baction Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Knight Holy Water, Iron Tip, Drops: Iron Tip Melange Gel, Egg ... Steal: Life Bottle Steal: Iron Tip : Rye : Bandido Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Tower of Gears, Ghasfarost Drops: Hunting Potion, Rice Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Demon Bane Steal: Nothing : Bandido : Bandito Memory Found: Tower Of Gears, Ghasfarost Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Broken Dagger, Tolbyccian Drops: Broken Dagger, Tolbyccian Water Water, Egg ... Steal: Broken Dagger Steal: Broken Dagger : Jugem : Jugem Memory Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Broken Dagger, Lettuce Drops: Broken Dagger ... ... Steal: Broken Dagger Steal: Broken Dagger : Rogue : Thief Found: Swendle Island Found: Eastern Muluroccia Peninsula Drops: Broken Dagger, Life Bottle Drops: Broken Dagger, Apple Gel, Life ... Bottle, Bread Steal: Broken Dagger Steal: Broken Dagger : Sand Thief : Jun Found: Cados Mtns., Norther Desert Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Broken Dagger, Desier Gold Drops: Broken Dagger, Desier Iron Sand Dust, Life Bottle, Sticky Flour ... Steal: Takemikazuchi Steal: Desier Iron Sand : Bre : Soya Found: The Erealumen Crystallands Found: Mt. Temza Drops: Broken Dagger, Hunting Potion, Drops: Broken Dagger, Hunting Potion, Panacea Bottle, Milk Air Potion, Potato Steal: Hunting Potion Steal: Hunting Potion : Pepe : Seigal Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Broken Dagger, Hunting Potion Drops: Broken Dagger, Hunting Potion, ... Melange Gel, Panacea Bottle Steal: Hunting Potion Steal: Hunting Potion : Soldier : Soldier Found: Tower Of Gears, Ghasfarost Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Demon Bone, Lemon Gel, Milk Drops: Demon Bone, Lemon Gel ... ... Steal: Demon Bane Steal: Demon Bone : Johann : Johann Memory Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Demon Bone, Pineapple Gel, Drops: Demon Bone, Pineapple Gel, Might Orb, Tsurugi Might Orb, Tsurugi Steal: Tomato Steal: Demon Bone : Warrior : Burglar Found: Mt. Temza Found: Eastern Hypionia Drops: Demon Bone, Might Orb Drops: Lottery Gel, Demon Bone, Hyponian ... Coral, Tofu Steal: Might Orb Steal: Hypionian Tree Bark : Savage Helm : October Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Demon Bone, Kelp Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Orge : Maize Found: Mt. Temza Found: Erealumen Crystallands Drops: Demon Bone, Hunting Potion, Drops: Demon Bone, Hunting Potion, Poison Bottle, Air Stone Paralysis Bottle, Sticky Flour Steal: Radish Steal: Hunting Potion : Gingembre : Barley Found: Erealumen Crysatllands Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Demon Bone, Hunting Potion, Drops: Demon Bone, Hunting Potion, Bread Stone Bottle ... Steal: Pineapple Gel Steal: Pineapple Gel : Lett : Bronze Found: Port Of Capura Nor Found: Den of Guilds, Dahngrest Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Magic Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Magic Lens Lens Steal: Red Lens Steal: Mystic Cloth : Titane : Plomb Found: Rising City, Heliord Found: Manor of the Wicked Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Magic Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Magic Lens Lens Steal: Red Lens Steal: Mystic Cloth : Cuivre : Zinc Found: Enduring Shrine Of Zaude Found: Den of Guilds, Dahngrest Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Magic Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Steel Lens Arrow Head, Magic Lens Steal: Red Lens Steal: Steel Arrow Head : Etain : Fer Found: Weasand Of Cados Found: Manor of the Wicked Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Steel Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Steel Arrow Head, Magic Lens Arrow Head, Magic Lens Steal: Mystic Cloth Steal: Steel Arrow Head : Argent : Knight Bishop Found: Enduring Shrine Of Zaude Found: Forgotten Shrine, Baction Drops: Red Lens, Mystic Cloth, Steel Drops: Grimoire Page, Knight Water, Arrow Head, Magic Lens Orange Gel Steal: Steel Arrow Head Steal: Grimoire Page : High Night Bishop : Witch Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Found: Tower of Gears, Ghasfarost Drops: Grimoire Page, Knight Water, Drops: Grimoire Page, Orange Gel, Lemon Holy Bottle Gel Steal: Grimoire Page Steal: Grimoire Page : Witch Memory : Sorceress Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Easter Muluroccia Peninsula Drops: Grimoire Page, Orange Gel, Drops: Grimoire Page, Syrup Bottle, Egg, Lemon Gel Lemon Gel Steal: Grimoire Gel Steal: Lemon Gel : Druid : July Found: Muzaeli Mtns., East Desert Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Grimoire Page, Nectar Bottle, Drops: Grimoire Page, Nectar Bottle, Dried Seaweed Syrup Bottle, Steal: Grimoire Page Steal: Grimoire Page : Ail : Piment Found: Mt. Temza Found: Erealumen Crystallands Drops: Grimoire Page, Hunting Potion, Drops: Grimoire Page, Hunting Potion, Seal Bottlem Tribal Guard Mind Bottle Steal: Tomato Steal: Miso : Duke : Duke Found: Ancient Tower, Tarqaron Found: Ancient Tower, Tarqaron Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Radiant Winged One : Duke Memory Found: Ancient Tower, Tarqaron Found: Laybrinth of Memories Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Alexei : Alexei Memory Found: Enduring Shrine Of Zaude Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Spring Of Wisdom Drops: Spring of Wisdom ... ... Steal: Red Verbena Steal: Red Verbena : Barbos : Barbos Memory Found: Tower Of Gears, Ghasfarost Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Blue Talisman Drops: Blue Talisman ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Zagi : Zagi Found: Imperial Castle, Zaphias Found: Imperial Castle, Zaphias Drops: Nothing Drops: Leather Boots ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Zagi : Zagi Found: Port Of Capura Nor Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Paralysis Ward Drops: Dice ... ... Steal: Sage Steal: Savory : Zagi : Zagi Found: Mobile Fortress, Heracles Found: Ancient Tower, Tarqaron Drops: Dark Seal Drops: Demon's Seal ... ... Steal: Red Sage Steal: Red Savory : Zagi Memory : Yeager Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Rising City, Heliord Drops: Demon's Seal Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Red Savory Steal: Nothing : Yeager : Yeager Found: Enduring Shring Of Zaude Found: Enduring Shrine of Zaude Drops: Nothing Drops: Splash Bow ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Yeager Memory : Gauche Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Enduring Shrine of Zaude Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Gauche Sword : Droite : Gauche (Coliseum) Found: Enduring Shrine Of Zaude Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Droite Sword Steal: Nothing : Droite (Coliseum) : Tison Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Mt. Temza Drops: Nothing Drops: Special Flag, Protect Ring ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Red Sage : Tison (Coliseum) : Tison Memory Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Nan : Nan (Coliseum) Found: Mt. Temza Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Resist Ring Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Red Saffon Steal: Nothing : Nan (Coliseum 2) : Nan Memory Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Estellise : Estellise Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Drops: Nothing Drops: Second Star, Strange Mirror ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Estellise Memory : Schwann Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Forgotten Shrin, Baction Drops: Nothing Drops: Force Ring ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Schwann Memory : Flynn Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Force Ring Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Flynn : Flynn (Coliseum) Found: Land Of Hope, Aurnion Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Order Of The Imperial Honor, Drops: Nothing Alexandrite ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Flynn Memory : Adecor Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Imperial City, Zaphias Drops: Alexandrite Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Boccos : Adecor Found: Imperial City, Zaphias Found: City of Blossoms, Halure Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Boccos : Adecor Found: City Of Blossoms, Halure Found: Rising City, Heliord Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Boccos : Adecor (Coliseum) Found: Rising City, Heliord Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Boccos (Coliseum) : Adecor Memory Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Boccos Memory : Traitor to Heaven Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Traitor To Heaven : Killer of Heroes Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Time Traveller : Sorrowful Queen of Darkness Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing ---------------------- BEAST TYPE [053 TOTAL] ---------------------- : Bunwigle : Ratwigle Found: Forgotten Shrine, Baction Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Drops: Rabbit Ear, Rabbit Fur, Drops: Paralyze Powder, Magic Lens Hypionian Coral, Carrot ... Steal: Rabbit Ear Steal: Paralyze Powder : Squirrigle : Gobligle Found: Southern Mayoccia Plains Found: Souther Mayoccia Plains (Night) Drops: Soft Tail, Magic Lens, Apple Drops: Acorn Helmet, Life Bottle, Banana ... ... Steal: Soft Tail Steal: Acorn : Wolf : Wolf (Aersick) Found: Quoi Woods Found: Imperial Capital, Zaphias Drops: Wolf Fang, Beef, Beast Skin, Drops: Wolf Fang, Beast Skin, Pineapple Apple Gel Gel Steal: Wolf Fang Steal: Beast Skin : Black Wolf : Wirbel Found: Capura Nor, Ragou's Residence Found: Weasand of Cados Drops: Wolf Fang, Beast Skin, Life Drops: Wolf Fang, Large Claws, Desier Bottle, Beef Gold Dust, Beef Steal: Wolf Fang Steal: Life Bottle : Critis : Cornus Found: Hypionia Found: Erealumen Crystallands Drops: Wolf Fang, Beef Drops: Wolf Fang, Beast Skin, Crystal, ... Beef Steal: Melange Gel Steal: Crystal : Lupice : Loewe Found: Blade Drifts Of Zopheir Found: The Four Isles (Night) Drops: Wolf Fang, Beast Skin, Frost Drops: Beast Skin, Leo Fang, Desier Stone, Beef Gold Dust, Desier Iron Sand Steal: Pineapple Gel Steal: Leo Fang : Schwert : Rhinossus Found: Ancient Tower, Tarqaron Found: Peyoccia Plains, Southern Trails Drops: Beast Skin, Leo Fang, Great Drops: Boar Fur, Mane, Pork Leo Fang, Treat ... Steal: Leo Fang Steal: Boar Fur : Rhinossus : Rhino Found: Peyoccia Plains, South Trails Found: S.E. Plains/Muluroccia Peninsula Drops: Boar Fur, Mane, Pork Drops: Hyccia Weed, Tough Leather, ... Rhino Horn, Pork Steal: Boar Fur Steal: Tough Leather : Black Rhino : EX Rhino Found: Capura Nor, Ragou's House Found: Northern Sulzanni Islands Drops: Tough Leather, Rhino Horn, Drops: Tough Leather, Rhino Horn, Life Bottle, Pork Yurzo Fruit, Pork Steal: Lemon Gel Steal: Yurzo Fruit : Tiredillo : Wild Boar Found: Relewiese Hollow (Sunny) Found: Southern Mayoccia Plains Drops: Rubber Skin, Panacea Bottle, Drops: Boar Fur, Mane, Pork Pork ... Steal: Rubber Skin Steal: Boar Fur : Spikeadillo : Hippo Found: Relewiese Hollow (Windy) Found: Northern Sulzanni Islands (Night) Drops: Armadillow Spike, Rubber Skin, Drops: Hippo Breath, Mane, Yurzo Panacea Bottle, Pork Crystal, Pork Steal: Rubber Skin Steal: Yurzo Crystal : Generator Boar : Rabbio Found: Northeast Hyccia (Night) Found: Forgotten Shrine, Baction Drops: Boar Fur, Jaggy Fur, Paralyze Drops: Rabbit Fur, Sharp Blade, Air Powder, Mane Stone, Carrot Steal: Pork Steal: Rabbit Ear : Rabbigo : Quietta Found: Blade Drifts Of Zopheir Found: Weasand of Cados Drops: Rabbit Fur, Rabbit Ear, Drops: Mane, Hoof, Dark Bottle, Carrot Carrot ... Steal: Rabbit Ear Steal: Hoof : Rhybgaro : Rhybgaro Found: E. Muluroccia Peninsula (Rain) Found: E. Muluroccia Peninsula (Raining) Drops: Nothing Drops: Golden Mane, Mane, Hoof, Golden ... Horn Steal: Nothing Steal: Hoof : Rhybgaro Memory : Uniceros Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Forgotten Shrine, Baction Drops: Golden Manem Mane, Hoof, Drops: Mane, Hoof, Holy Horn Golden Horn ... Steal: Hoof Steal: Pineapple Gel : Mounico : EX Unicorn Found: Erealumen Crystallands (Rain) Found: Ancient Tower, Tarqaron Drops: Mane, Hoof, Holy Horn Drops: Mane, Hoof, Holy Horn ... ... Steal: Mane Steal: Holy Horn : Egg Bear : Egg Bear (Aersick) Found: Quoi Woods Found: Imperial Castle, Zaphias Drops: Bearskin, Egg Bear Claw, Drops: Bearskin, Egg, Egg Bear Claw Egg ... Steal: Egg Steal: Egg Bear Claw : Beast Bear : Square Shoulder Found: Weasand Of Cados Found: Eastern Hypionia (Sunny) Drops: Bearskin, Egg Bear Claw, Egg Drops: Bearskin, Solid Thorn, Hypionian ... Tree Bark, Apple Steal: Bearskin Steal: Hypionian Tree Bark : Wrath Nail : Skinny Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Eastern Hypionia (Snowing) Drops: Bearskin, Bear Claw, Yurzo Drops: Bearskin, Wolf Fang, Bear Claw, Crystal Orange Steal: Yurzo Crystal Steal: Bear Claw : Grimza : Skunky Found: Ancient Tower, Tarqaron Found: Weccea (Sunny) Drops: Bearskin, Grim Claw, Treat Drops: Stinky Bag, Weccea Ore, Potato ... ... Steal: Grim Claw Steal: Weccea Ore : Greater Skunky : Gattuso Found: Weccea (Windy) Found: Ehmead Hill Drops: Stinky Bag, Weccea Ore, Drops: Power Light, Great Wolf Fang Panacea Bottle ... Steal: Stinky Bag Steal: Nothing : Gattuso Memory : Gattuso Cub Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Ehmead Hill Drops: Power Light, Great Wolf Fang Drops: Life Bottle, Beef ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Wolf Fang : Cub Memory : Fenrir Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Erealumen Crystallands Drops: Life Bottle Drops: Great Wolf Fang ... ... Steal: Wolf Fang Steal: Nothing : Fenrir Memory : Belius Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Great Wolf Fang Drops: Emerald Ring ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Basil : Belius Memory : Belius (Double) Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Coliseum City, Nordopolica Drops: Emerald Ring Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Basil Steal: Nothing : Brutal : Brucis Found: Peyoccia Plains, S. Trails Found: Egothor Forest Drops: Long Horn Drops: Bull Wing, Melange Gel ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Brucis Memory Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Drops: Bull Wing, Melange Gel ... Steal: Nothing --------------------- BIRD TYPE [037 TOTAL] --------------------- : Hawk : Horse Raptor Found: Ghost Ship Found: Tower of Gears, Ghasfarost Drops: Sharp Beak, Pineapple Gel Drops: Hoof, Mane, Tolbyccian Water, ... Carrot Steal: Sharp Beak Steal: Tolbyccian Water : Rabitor : Eon Raptor Found: Mt. Temza Found: Mobile Fortress, Heracles Drops: Bunny Ear Wing, Holy Bottle, Drops: Sharp Beak Carrot ... Steal: Bunny Ear Wing Steal: Sharp Beak : Firebird : Penguinist Found: Sands Of Kogorh (Sunny) Found: Blade Drifts of Zopheir (Sunny) Drops: Sharp Beak, Flare Stone, Drops: Sharp Beak, Frost Stone, Panacea Bottle Hyccian Ice Steal: Flare Stone Steal: Sharp Beak : Chirpee : Bat Found: Ehmead Hill Found: Shaikos Ruins Drops: Bird Feather (Sm.), Hyccia Drops: Bat Wing, Magic Lens Weed, Chicken ... Steal: Bird Feather (Small) Steal: Bat Wing : Black Bat : Howler Found: Capura Nor, Ragou's House Found: Fallen City, Caer Bocram Drops: Bat Wing, Apple Gel, Dark Drops: Bird Feather (Sm.), Tolbyccian Bottle Fish, Soul Grass, Chicken Steal: Bat Wing Steal: Orange Gel : Scissor Beak : Drillbeak Found: Tower Of Gears, Ghasfarost Found: Forgotten Shrine, Baction Drops: Bird Feather (Small), Large Drops: Bird Feather (Sm.), Chicken Claws, Chicken ... Steal: Large Claws Steal: Bird Feather (Small) : Firebat : Thunder Bat Found: Sands Of Kogorh Found: Weasand of Cados Drops: Bat Wing, Flare Stone Drops: Bat Wing, Paralyze Powder, Dark ... Bottle Steal: Flare Stone Steal: Paralyze Powder : Clappit : Popper found: The Four Isles Found: Keiv Moc (Cloudy) Drops: Bird Feather (Small), Desier Drops: Bird Feather (Sm.), Wing Fan, Gold Dust, Chicken Chicken Steal: Desier Gold Dust Steal: Nectar Bottle : Honker : Hammerbeak Found: Eastern Tolbyccia Found: Northeast Hyccia (Night) Drops: Bird Feather (Small), Bugle Drops: Bird Feather (Sm.), Pow Hammer Beak, Chicken Beak, Chicken Steal: Orange Gel Steal: Pow Hammer Beak : Leaf Bat : Ice Bat Found: Keiv Moc Found: Sands of Kogorh (Night) Drops: Bat Wing, Soul Grass, Magic Drops: Bat Wing, Frost Stone Resin ... Steal: Magic Resin Steal: Frost Stone : Clukkit : Peppit Found: Egathor Forest Found: Egathor Forest Drops: Peppit Egg, Bird Feather Drops: Soft Tail, Hypionian Coral, Air (Medium), Air Stone, Egg Stone Steal: Lemon Gel Steal: Air Stone : Sword Beak : Axe Beak Found: Cados Mtns., North Desert Found: Quoi Woods Drops: Bird Feather (Medium), Sharp Drops: Hyccia Weed, Bird Feather (Med.) Blade, Silver Ore Gel Base Steal: Silver Ore Steal: Hyccia Weed : Axe Beak (Aersick) : Bugle Beak Found: Imperial Castle, Zaphias Found: Northern Blade Drifts of Zopheir Drops: Hyccia Weed, Bird Feather Drops: Bird Feather (Medium), Bucket (Medium), Chicken, Beef Beak, Pineapple Gel Steal: Bird Feather (Medium) Steal: Bucket Beak : Blade Beak : Pteropus Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Weasand of Cados Drops: Nothing Drops: Speed Light ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Verbena : Attack Bat : Magic Bat Found: Weasand Of Cados Found: Weasand of Cados Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Leader Bat : Pteropus Memory Found: Weasand of Cados Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Speed Light Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Verbena Steal: Nothing : Attack Bat Memory : Magic Bat Memory Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Labyrinth of Memories Drops: Nothing Drops: Nothing ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Nothing : Leader Bat Memory : Pterobronc Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Found: Mt. Temza Drops: Speed Light Drops: Great Raptor Beak ... ... Steal: Nothing Steal: Lemon Gel : Pterobronc Memory Found: Labyrinth Of Memories Drops: Great Raptor Beak ... Steal: Lemon Gel MORE INFO IN THE NEXT UPDATE! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIII. Weapon List ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You will be picking up, buying and synthing a lot of weapons throughout your journey. The following is a list of the available weapons for each character in the game, as well as the skills you can gain by using them, where to find them, and what materials are needed to synth them. For info on where to collect a particular synthing material, please check the Item Drop section of this guide. Weapons: 1. Yuri 2. Estelle 3. Repede 4. Karol 5. Rita 6. Raven 7. Judith Sub-weapons: 1. Yuri 2. Estelle 3. Repede 4. Karol 5. Rita 6. Raven 7. Judith ---- YURI ---- Name : Compact Sword Skill: NONE Synth: N/A Found: Default, Zaphias Shop Name : Compact Sword +1 Skill: Half Damage, Quarter Damage, Minimum Damage Synth: x1 Mystic Cloth, x1 Red Lens, x1 Compact Sword, 300 Gald Found: Synth Name : Scimitar Skill: Backstep Synth: N/A Found: Deidon Hold Shop Name : Hand Axe Skill: Recover, Evade Synth: N/A Found: Halure Shop, Aspio Shop Name : Rapier Skill: Cross Counter, Step Away, Resist Synth: x1 Wolf Fang, x1 Ilyccia Weed, 325 Gald Found: Synth Name : Long Sword Skill: Critical Guard, Defend Synth: x1 Merman's Weapon, x1 Ilyccia Weed, x1 Long Needle, 350 Gald Found: Chest inside Shaikos Ruins Name : Francisca Skill: Magic Guard, Item Pro Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Ehmead Hill, Capua Nor Shop Name : Knight Sword Skill: Taunt, EXP Share Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Capua Nor, Caupua Torim Shop Name : Tsurugi Skill: Strength, Swords Up Synth: x1 Knight Sword, x1 Rhino Horn, 680 Gald Found: Chest at Caer Bocram, Dropped by Johann at Nordopolica Name : Kalinga Skill: Guard Artes, Guard Plus Synth: N/A Found: Heliord Shop Name : Tsurugi +1 Skill: Strength 2, Swords Up, Taunt 2 Synth: x1 Tsurugi, x1 Tortoise Shell, x3 Bird Feather (Sm.), 940 Gald Found: Synth Name : Ogre Axe Skill: Item Thrower, Axes Up Synth: x1 Sharp Blade, x2 Tolbyccian Fish, 750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Ogre Axe +1 Skill: Item Thrower, BA Force, Spirits Synth: x1 Ogre Axe, x1 Crab Shell, x1 Large Claws, x1 Magic Resin, 1125 Gald Found: Synth Name : Battle Sword Skill: Void Attack Synth: Found: Dahngrest Item Shop Name : Battle Sword +1 Skill: Void Attack, Void Magic, Vitality Synth: x1 Battle Sword, x1 Devil's Sickle, x2 Hoof, 1300 Gald Found: Synth Name : Estoc Skill: Rise Attack, Magic Synth: x1 Insect Horn, x1 Hoof, x1 Crab Shell Found: Synth Name : Estoc +1 Skill: Rise Attack, Magic, Stat Boost Synth: x1 Estoc, x2 Long Needle, x2 Toad Oil, 1600 Gald Found: Synth Name : Crescent Axe Skill: Reflect, Roll Synth: x1 Devil's Sickle, x1 Blastium Ore, x1 Basilisk Scale, 1400 Gald Found: Ghasfarost (Floor 2) Name : Crescent Axe +1 Skill: Reflect, Roll, Anti Element Synth: x1 Crescent Axe, x1 Blastium Ore, x2 Basilisk Scale, 1700 Gald Found: Synth Name : Blue Dragon Skill: Combo Plus, Combination Synth: Found: Ghasfarost (Floor 4) Name : Blue Dragon +1 Skill: Combo Plus, Combonation, Step Combo Synth: x1 Blue Dragon, x2 Grimoire Page, x2 Broken Dagger, 1750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Kalinga Skill: Guard Artes, Guard Plus Synth: Found: Name : Kalinga +1 Skill: Guard Artes, Guard Plus, Guard Reflect Synth: x1 Kalinga, x1 Rhino Horn, x2 Tough Leather, 1900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Ogre Sword Skill: Link Slash, Link Finish Synth: Found: Atherum Name : Ogre Sword +1 Skill: Link Slash, Fatal Finish, Fatal Finish Plus Synth: x1 Ogre Sword, x1 Merman Fang, x2 Wolf Fang, 2000 Gald Found: Synth Name : Damascus Sword Skill: Happiness, Happiness 2, Happiness 3 Synth: Found: Nordopolica Shop Name : Spine Ripper Skill: Synth: Found: Mantaic Shop Name : Spine Ripper +1 Skill: FS Bonus, FS Bonus 2, Defend 2 Synth: x1 Spine Ripper, x1 Spider Web, x2 Bird Feather (Med.), x2900 Gald Found: Synth Name : High Tsurugi Skill: Aerial Combo Synth: x1 Tsurugi (or x1 Tsurugi +1), x2 Wolf Fang, x2 Paralyze Powder Found: Synth Name : Flamberge Skill: Chain, Hell Fire, Strength 3 Synth: x1 Flare Stone, x2 Sharp Blade, x2 Iron Grip, 2750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Sinclair Saber Skill: Super Chain 4, Magic Guard Plus Synth: Found: Wesand of Cados Name : Rune Blade Skill: Spirits 2, Magic 2, Resist 2 Synth: Found: Dahngrest Shop ------- ESTELLE ------- Name : Compact Sword Skill: NONE Synth: N/A Found: Default, Zaphias Shop Name : Compact Sword +1 Skill: Half Damage, Quarter Damage, Minimum Damage Synth: x1 Mystic Cloth, x1 Red Lens, x1 Compact Sword, 300 Gald Found: Synth Name : Saber Skill: NONE Synth: N/A Name : Wand Skill: Magic Guard Synth: N/A Found: Deidon Hold Shop, Halure Shop Name : Mace Skill: Magic Guard, Critical Guard, Guard Plus Synth: x1 Wand, x1 Paralyze Powder, 400 Gald Found: Synth Name : Stiletto Skill: Backstep, Evade Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Shaikos Ruins, Capua Nor Shop Name : Rapier Skill: Cross Counter, Step Away, Resist Synth: x1 Wolf Fang, x1 Ilyccia Weed, 325 Gald Found: Synth Name : Gladius Skill: Item Thrower, Spirits Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Capua Nor, Capua Torim Shop Name : Gladius +1 Skill: Item Thrower, Stun Magic, Auto Medicine Synth: x1 Gladius, x1 Basilisk Scale, x2 Broken Dagger, 850 Gald Found: Synth Name : Morning Star Skill: Recover, Vitality Synth: N/A Found: Capua Nor Shop Name : Morning Star +1 Skill: Recover, Roll, Endure Synth: x1 Soft Tail, x1 Bat Wing Found: Synth Name : Basilard Skill: Guard Artes, BA Force Synth: N/A Found: Heliord Shop Name : Basilard +1 Skill: Guard Artes, BA Force, Cure Guard Synth: x1 Basilard, x2 Merman Fang, 2000 Gald Found: Synth Name : Epee Skill: Strength, Defend, Anti Break Synth: Found: Chest at Caer Bocram Name : Epee +1 Skill: Taunt, Taunt 2, Lucky End Synth: x1 Epee, x1 Devils Sickle, x1 Hoof, x1 Solid Thorn, 1300 Gald Found: Synth Name : Estoc Skill: Rise Attack, Magic Synth: x1 Insect Horn, x1 Hoof, x1 Crab Shell, 1000 Gald Found: Chest at Keiv Moc Name : Wizard Horn Skill: Medical Boost Synth: x1 Grimoire Page, x3 Broken Dagger, 1600 Gald Found: Ghasfarost (Floor 4) Name : Wizard Horn +1a Skill: Medical Boost, Healing Artes, Elemental Synth: x1 Wizard Horn, x1 Spirit Fragment, x2 Desier Iron Sand, 2100 Gald Found: Synth Name : Wizard Horn +1b Skill: Medical Boost, Lovely Dog, Anti Element Synth: x1 Wizard Horn, x2 Spirit Fragment, x1 Desier Iron Sand, 2100 Gald Found: Synth Name : Spine Ripper Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Spine Ripper +1 Skill: FS Bonus, FS Bonus 2, Defend 2 Synth: x1 Spine Ripper, x1 Spider Web, x2 Bird Feather (Med.), 2900 Gald Found: Name : Stinger Skill: Combo Plus, Combo Force Synth: x1 Knight Holy Wat., x1 Iron Tip, x2 Sharp Beak, x2 Cactus Needle, 2600G Found: Synth Name : Stinger +1 Skill: Combo Plus, Chain, Hell Fire Synth: x1 Stinger, x2 Flare Stone, x2 Sharp Beak Found: Synth Name : Sinclair Saber Skill: Super Chain 4, Magic Guard Plus Synth: Found: Wesand of Cados ------ REPEDE ------ Name : Kogarashi Skill: NONE Synth: N/A Found: Default, Capua Nor Shop Name : Kogarashi +1 Skill: Half Damage, Quarter Damage, Minimum Damage Synth: x1 Kogarashi, x1 Broken Dagger, 300 Gald Found: Synth Name : Karakaze Skill: Item Thrower Synth: N/A Found: Deidon Hold Shop Name : Karakaze +1 Skill: Item Thrower, Item Pro Synth: x1 Karakaze, x1 Bird Feather (Medium), 310 Gald Found: Synthesize Name : Ohka Skill: Backstep, Evade Synth: x1 Bat Wing, x1 Red Blossom, x1 Ilyccia Weed, 325 Gald Found: Chest inside Shaikos Ruins Name : Ohka +1 Skill: Backstep, Evade, Recover Synth: x1 Ohka, x1 Filifolia Leaf, 400 Gald Found: Synthesize Name : Tama-hagane Skill: Magic Guard Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Ehmead Hill, Capua Torim Shop Name : Tama-hagane +1 Skill: Magic Guard Synth: x1 Tama-hagane, x2 Grimoire Page, 600 Gald Found: Synthesize Name : Tama-hagane +2a Skill: Strength, Taunt, Life Healer Synth: x1 Tama-hagane +1, x1 Tolbyccian Water, x2 Boar Fur, 900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Tama-hagane +2a Skill: Spirits, Taunt 2, Spirit Healer Synth: x1 Tama-hagane +1, x1 Tolbyccian Fish, x2 Basilisk Scale, 900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Kotaro Skill: Critical Guard, Defend Synth: x1 Long Needle, x2 Tolbyccian Water, x2 Tolbyccian Fish, 600 Gald Found: Chest at Nor Harbor (Magistrate's House) Name : Kotaro +1 Skill: Critical Guard, EXP Share, Rise Attack Synth: x1 Kotaro, x1 Broken Dagger, x1 Long Needle, 900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Kotaro +2a Skill: EXP Share, Vitality, Guard Plus Synth: x1 Kotaro +1, x2 Large Claws, 1700 Gald Found: Synth Name : Kotaro +2b Skill: EXP Share, Resist, Magic Guard Plus Synth: x1 Kotaro +1, x2 Crab Shell, 1700 Gald Found: Synth Name : Holy Raven Skill: Dash, Recover Synth: Found: Chest at Caer Bocram Name : Holy Raven +1 Skill: Step Away, Evade 2 Synth: x1 Holy Raven, x1 Hoof, x2 Devil's Sickle, 1350 Gald Found: Synth Name : Holy Raven +2a Skill: Step Away, Dash, Heavy Hit Synth: x1 Holy Raven +1, x4 Broken Dagger, x2 Grimoire Page, 1900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Holy Raven +2b Skill: Step Away, Dash, Cross Counter Synth: x1 Holy Raven +1, x2 Broken Dagger, x4 Grimoire Page, 1900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Kurama Skill: Speed Up, Hunter's Fang Synth: x1 Demon Bone, x3 Filifolia Leaf Found: Ghasfarost (4th floor) Name : Kurama +1 Skill: Speed Up, Hunter's Fang, Full Check Synth: x1 Kurama, x1 Broken Dagger, x2 Bird Feather (Sm.), 1800 Gald Found: Synth Name : Takemikazuchi Skill: Lucky Limit, O.L. Boost Synth: Found: Atherum, Nordopolica Shop Name : Takemikazuchi: Blast Skill: Elemental, Encounter Bonus Synth: x1 Takemikazuchi, x2 Paralyze Powder, 2200 Gald Found: Synth Name : Takemikazuchi: Blast +1a Skill: Encounter Bonus, Alembic, Strength 2 Synth: x1 Takemikazuchi: Blast, x3 Paralyze Powder, 2400 Gald Found: Synth Name : Takemikazuchi: Blast +1b Skill: Encounter Bonus Synth: x1 Takemikazuchi: Blast, x3 Cactus Needles, 2400 Gald Found: Synth Name : Takemikazuchi: Flare Skill: Bark, Double Appeal Synth: x1 Takemikazuchi, x1 Flare Stone, x2 Bird Feather (Med.), 2750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Jiraiya Skill: Steal Plus, Magic 2 Synth: Found: Mantaic Shop Name : Mizuchi Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Mizuchi +1a Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Mizuchi +1b Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Crimson Phoenix Skill: BA Force, Reflect Synth: Found: Dahngrest Shop ----- KAROL ----- Name : Karolian Hammer Skill: NONE Synth: N/A Found: Default Name : Karolian Hammer +1 Skill: Half Damage, Quarter Damage, Minimum Damage Synth: x1 Karolian Hammer, x1 Red Lens, x1 Mystic Cloth, 975 Gald Found: Synth Name : Wood Maul Skill: Critical Synth: N/A Found: Halure Shop, Aspio Shop Name : Wood Maul +1 Skill: Critical, Strength, Heavy Hit Synth: x1 Wood Maul, x1 Sacred Tree, x1 Boar Fur, 350 Gald Found: Synth Name : Great Axe Skill: Critical Guard Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Shaikos Ruins, Capua Torim Shop Name : Great Axe +1 Skill: Critical Guard, Defend, Guard Plus Synth: x1 Great Axe, x1 Blastium Ore, 495 Gald Found: Synth Name : Heavy Maul Skill: Mighty Charge, Strength 2 Synth: N/A Found: Capua Nor Shop, Capua Torim Shop Name : Heavy Maul +1 Skill: Mighty Charge, Cross Counter, Raynard Synth: x1 Heavy Maul, x2 Basilisk Scale, 700 Gald Found: Synth Name : War Axe Skill: Synth: Found: Chest at Caer Bocram Name : War Axe +1 Skill: Backstep, Step Away, Combatir Synth: x1 War Axe, x2 Large Claws, 900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Iron Hammer Skill: Charge Hold, Recover Synth: N/A Found: Name : Iron Hammer +1 Skill: Charge Hold, Recover, EXP Share Synth: x1 Iron Hammer, x1 Steel Arrow Head, x2 Hoof, 1200 Gald Found: Synth Name : Bastard Sword Skill: Item Thrower, Bug Busters Synth: x1 Devil's Sickle, x1 Magic Resin, x1 Insect Horn, 1100 Gald Found: Chest at Keiv Moc Name : Bastard Sword +1a Skill: Item Thrower, Life Up, Taunt Synth: x1 Bastard Sword, x1 Bird Feather (Sm.), x3 Tolbyccian Water, 1700 Gald Found: Synth Name : Bastard Sword +1b Skill: Item Thrower, Mental Up, Taunt 2 Synth: x1 Bastard Sword, x1 Bird Feather (Sm.), x3 Tolbyccian Fish, 1700 Gald Found: Synth Name : Spike Hammer Skill: Attack Arte Charge, Reflect Synth: x3 Solid Thorn, x1 Wood Maul, 1650 Gald Found: Ghasfarost (Floor 5) Name : Spike Hammer +1a Skill: Attack Arte Charge, Critical Break, Roll Synth: x1 Spike Hammer, x2 Desier Iron Sand, x2 Wolf Fang, 2225 Gald Found: Synth Name : Spike Hammer +1b Skill: Attack Arte Charge, Down Hit, Immunity Synth: x1 Spike Hammer, x2 Desier Gold Dust, x2 Wolf Fang, 2225 Gald Found: Synth Name : Karolian Sword Skill: Speed Charge, Safety Synth: x1 Karolian Hammer, x1 Basilisk Scale, x4 Large Claws, 1750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Karolian Sword Skill: Speed Charge, Safety Synth: x1 Karolian Hammer +1, x1 Basilisk Scale, x2 Large Claws, 1750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Karolian Sword +1 Skill: Speed Charge, Safety, Second Attack Synth: x1 Karolian Sword, x1 Soft Tail, x2 Toad Oil, 1875 Gald Found: Synth Name : Zaghnal Skill: Magic Guard, Magic, Resist Synth: Found: Nordopolica Shop Name : Zaghnal +1a Skill: Magic Guard, Magic 2, Elemental Synth: x1 Zaghnal, x1 Eggbear Claw, x2 Fungus Powder, 2650 Gald Found: Synth Name : Zaghnal +1b Skill: Magic Guard, Resist 2, Anti Element Synth: x1 Zaghnal, x1 Eggbear Claw, x2 Paralyze Powder, 2650 Gald Found: Synth Name : Riot Skill: Alembic, Gale, Evade 2 Synth: x1 Geo Stone, x2 Desier Iron Sand, x2 Sharp Blade, 3000 Gald Found: Synth Name : Celtis Skill: Synth: Found: Mantaic Shop Name : Celtis +1 Skill: Combo Plus, Evade 3, Combo Force Synth: x1 Celtis, x2 Roper Tentacle, x2 Bird Feather (Med.), 3100 Gald Found: Synth Name : Minotauros Skill: Super Chain 4, Stat Boost Synth: Found: Dahngrest Shop ---- RITA ---- Name : Sash Skill: Magic Guard Synth: N/A Found: Default, Aspio Shop Name : Sash +1 Skill: Half Damage, Quarter Damage, Minimum Damage Synth: x1 Sash, x1 Waterproof Cloth, 400 Gald Found: Synth Name : Chain Skill: Recover, Strength Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Shaikos Ruins, Capua Nor Shop Name : Scarf Skill: Backstep Synth: N/A Found: Chest at Ehmead Hill, Capua Torim Shop Name : Scarf +1 Skill: Backstep, EXP Share Synth: x1 Scarf, x1 Aphid, 575 Gald Found: Synth Name : Chain +1 Skill: Recover, Strength, Evade Synth: x1 Chain, x2 Paralyze Powder, 400 Gald Found: Synth Name : Leather Whip Skill: Critical Guard, Defend Synth: x1 Tough Leather, x1 Scarf, 800 Gald Found: Chest at Nor Harbor (Magistrate's House) Name : Leather Whip +1 Skill: HP Condition 3, HP Condition 4, Vitality Synth: x1 Leather Whip, x1 Tough Leather, 830 Gald Found: Synth Name : King Sized Belt Skill: Magic Guard Plus Synth: Found: Chest at Caer Bocram Name : King Sized Belt +1 Skill: Magic Guard Plus, Cross Counter, Taunt Synth: x1 King Sized Belt, x1 Magic Resin, x3 Bat Wing, 1350 Gald Found: Synth Name : Chain Whip Skill: Item Thrower, Step Away, Guard Plus Synth: x1 Magic Resin, x1 Iron Grip, x2 Iron Tip, 1200 Gald Found: Chest at Keiv Moc Name : Chain Whip +1 Skill: Item Thrower, Step Away, Roll Synth: x1 Chain Whip, x1 Filifolia Leaf, x1 Basilisk Scale, 1600 Gald Found: Synth Name : Rivet Belt Skill: Over Cast, Rise Attack Synth: x1 Mystic Cloth, x2 Solid Thorn, x1 Mane, 1500 Gald Found: Ghasfarost (3rd floor) Name : High Power Yo-yo Skill: Life Healer, Defend 2 Synth: N/A Found: Heliord Shop Name : High Power Yo-yo +1 Skill: Life Healer, TP Condition, TP Condition 3 Synth: x1 High Power Yo-yo, x1 Spirit Fragment, x2 Wolf Fang, 2100 Gald Found: Synth Name : Avenger's Scroll Skill: Over Cast 2, Magic 2 Synth: x1 Spider Web, x1 Bat Wing, x2 Soft Tail, 2100 Gald Found: Synth Name : Avenger's Scroll +1 Skill: Over Cast 2, Magic 2, Lucky Soul Synth: x1 Avenger's Scroll, x1 Bearskin, x2 Bat Wing, 2750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Perfect Green Skill: Spirit Healer, Resist 2 Synth: Found: Nordopolica Shop Name : Perfect Green +1a Skill: Spirit Healer, TP Condition 3, Alembic Synth: x1 Perfect Green, x2 Air Stone, x2 Ilyccia Weed, 3900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Perfect Green +1b Skill: Spirit Healer, TP Condition 4, Gale Synth: x1 Perfect Green, x2 Air Stone, x2 Filifolia Leaf, 3900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Nova Skill: Synth: Found: Mantaic Shop Name : Glowing Ribbon Skill: Magic Combo, BA Force Synth: x1 Flare Stone, x2 Bat Wing, x2 Bird Feather (Med.), 2850 Gald Found: Synth Name : Glowing Ribbon +1a Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Glowing Ribbon +1b Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Grim Cardian Skill: Revenge Spell, Endure Synth: Found: Dahngrest Shop ----- RAVEN ----- Name : Variable Edge Skill: Recover, Defend, Resist Synth: x1 Magic Resin, x1 Mane, x1 Hoof, x1 Large Claws, 1330 Gald Found: Default Name : Variable Edge +1a Skill: Recover, Taunt, Evade Synth: x1 Variable Edge, x3 Tolbyccian Fish, Tortoise Shell, 1400 Gald Found: Synth Name : Variable Edge +1b Skill: Recover, Taunt 2, Spirits Synth: x1 Variable Edge, x3 Tolbyccian Water, x2 Basilisk Scale, 1400 Gald Found: Synth Name : Smash Bow Skill: EXP Share, Item Thrower, Hunter Synth: x1 Steel Arrow Head, x3 Tolbyccian Water, x3 Tolbyccian Fish, 1675 Gald Found: Ghasfarost (6th Floor) Name : Smash Bow +1a Skill: EXP Share, Item Thrower, Rise Attack Synth: x1 Smash Bow, x1 Hoof, x2 Soft Tail, 1750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Smash Bow +1b Skill: EXP Share, Item Thrower, TP Attack Synth: x1 Smash Bow, x2 Hoof, x2 Broken Dagger Found: Synth Name : Smash Bow +2 Skill: Half Damage, Quarter Damage, Minimum Damage Synth: x1 Smash Bow +1a, x1 Insect Wing, 1800 Gald Found: Synth Name : Snipe Xiphos Skill: Long Step, Roll, Chivalry Synth: Found: Atherum, Nordopolica Shop Name : Snipe Xiphos +1a Skill: Long Step, Strength T, Defend T Synth: x1 Snipe Xiphos, x2 Basilisk Scale, 2225 Gald Found: Synth Name : Snipe Xiphos +1b Skill: Long Step, Magic T, Resist T Synth: x1 Snipe Xiphos, x2 Bat Wing, 2225 Gald Found: Synth Name : Rapid Shot Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Gale Spreader Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Burn Spreader Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Defend Bow Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Strike Horn Bow Skill: Synth: Found: Name : Two Form Caestus Skill: Step Away, Evade 2, Vitality 2 Synth: Found: Dahngrest Shop ------ JUDITH ------ Name : War Pike Skill: Backstep, Roll, EXP Share Synth: x4 Long Needle, x1 Sacred Tree, 1450 Gald Found: Ghasfarost (1st Floor) Name : War Pike +1 Skill: Half Damage, Quarter Damage, Minimum Damage Synth: x1 War Pike, x2 Devil's Sickle, x2 Filifolia Leaf, 1600 Gald Found: Synth Name : Oar Skill: Rod Master, Magic, Rise Attack Synth: N/A Found: Heliord Shop Name : Trident Skill: Aerial Jump, Aerial Force, Heavy Hit Synth: Found: Atherum, Nordopolica Shop Name : Halberd Skill: Spear Master, Resist, BA Force Synth: x3 Spirit Fragment, x1 Long Needle, x1 Devil's Sickle, 1700 Gald Found: Synth Name : War Staff Skill: Spirits, TP Condition, TP Condition 3 Synth: x1 Oar, x1 Desier Iron Sand, x1 Wolf Fang, 1900 Gald Found: Synth Name : Executioner Skill: Aerial Artes 2, Evade 2 Synth: x2 Cactus Needles, x2 Cockatrice Claw, x2 Roper Tentacle, 2750 Gald Found: Synth Name : Full Metal Staff Skill: Synth: Found: Mantaic Shop Name : War Harpoon Skill: Aerial Combo, Lucky Soul, Cross Counter Synth: x1 Cactus Needles, x2 Paralyze Powder, x2 Bird Feather (Med.), 2250 Gald Found: Synth Name : War Harpoon +1a Skill: Aerial Combo, Lucky Soul, Cross Counter Synth: x1 War Harpoon, x2 Spider Web, 2500 Gald Found: Synth Name : War Harpoon +1b Skill: Aerial Combo, Magic 2, TP Recover Synth: x1 War Harpoon, x2 Mandrake Eye, 2500 Gald Found: Synth Name : Ahriman Skill: Aerial Artes 2, Chain, Hell Fire Synth: x1 Executioner, x1 Flare Stone, x2 Roper Tentacle, 3000 Gald Found: Synth Name : Shiva Skill: Aerial Artes 2, Dispersion, Great Deluge Synth: x1 Executioner, x1 Frost Stone, x2 Roper Tentacle, 3000 Gald Found: Synth MORE INFO COMING SOON! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IX. Cooking ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMING SOON! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- X. Secret Missions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Secret Missions are special tasks you must accomplish when fighting bosses throughout the game. They are often times hard to get, however you will be rewarded with the True Knight title and costume for Yuri if you manage to complete all of them in a single run. For more info on where to collect your costume after finishing these missions, visit the Titles section of this guide. SECRET MISSION 1 LOCATION: Zaphias BOSS: Zagi Protect Estelle. She needs to receive minimal to no damage during this battle in this battle against Zagi. Keep him entertained and away from Estelle and you will have no problem. SECRET MISSION 2 LOCATION: Shaikos Ruins BOSS: Goliath Attack the backside of Goliath when he is charging for an attack. The best way to guarantee getting this is to free run behind Goliath and stay there for the entire fight. Just keep attacking as normal behind him and he will eventually charge his attack and as long as you land one during this time, you will achieve the goal. SECRET MISSION 3 LOCATION: Ehmead Hill BOSS: Gattuso There are a number of red flowers surrounding the battlefield in this fight. Lure Gattuso over towards one of them, attack the flower and it will spray the pollen and paralyze him. Try to contain Gattuso around one of these flowers so that even if you aren't able to personally hit it, one of your party members may do it for you. SECRET MISSION 4 LOCATION: Nor Harbor (Boat) BOSS: Zagi You need to toss Zagi over the side of the boat to complete this. Zagi has a cyclone attack where he spirals into the air after a combo. Lure him towards the very side of the boat so you are up against the railing and wait for him to do this attack. When he is in the air above you, hit your Over Limit and it will send him flying through the air and off the boat. SECRET MISSION 5 LOCATION: Caer Bocram BOSS: Dreaded Giant The giant will sometimes get up onto his hind legs to begin in attack. As soon as he gets in this position you will need to run in and start attacking him. It may take a couple swings but if you manage to hit him while he is up on two legs like this you will complete the mission. SECRET MISSION 6 LOCATION: Keiv Moc BOSS: Gigalarva Make sure you are controlling Raven before entering this battle. You will notice that Gigalarva can regain health by dipping his stinger into the puddle of water on the field. When you see him walking towards the water to do this, have Raven cast "Serpent" on the ground in the water where he is headed and the monster will be knocked backwards when he dips the stinger. SECRET MISSION 7 LOCATION: Ghasfarost BOSS: Barbos There are 4 green orbs surround the battle area for this fight. You cannot target them with your bumper, so free run over to one and attack it. This will set your target on the bridge support and you can destory it in a couple hits. Make sure to kill all three of them before finishing Barbos off to complete the mission. SECRET MISSION 8 LOCATION: Nordopolika BOSS: Zagi The trick to this one is getting Zagi to absorb enough magic for his arm attachment to explode. This is one of the easier ones to attain, simply have Rita in your party and have her throw only her Fireball spell at Zagi, or if she's not in your party some reason just set your characters to use magic on Zagi only. As they throw magic at him, he will constantly raise his arm and absorb the spells, the arm will turn from green to red and eventually explode which will earn you the secret mission. SECRET MISSION 9 LOCATION: Weasand of Cados BOSS: Pteropus This bat has two forms, his initial form has him as just one unit, all of the bats working together. Attack it until in spreads into a bunch of different bats that scatter across the stage. When the bats are scattered, locate and attack the one called Leader Bat only, DO NOT ATTACK THE OTHERS. You have to defeat the Leader Bat first before killing the others to accomplish the secret mission. SECRET MISSION 10 LOCATION: Sands of Kogorh BOSS: Outbreaker Outbreaker will spit an orb from his mouth during battle, this is your target. Equip Yuri's "Severing Fang" arte to one of your shortcuts before or during battle. When he spits this orb out, quickly run up and use this arte, Yuri will jump in the air and hit the orb with the attack. You will need to do this a few times before it is destroyed. I believe about five or so hits will do the trick. SECRET MISSION 11 LOCATION: Nordopolica BOSS: Belius Initially, there is only one enemy in the ring when you are fighting Belius. After receiving a fair amount of damage, she will split into two and you will also see that the candles circling the battle area are extinguished. You will need to light these candles. You can accomplish this by using Yuri's Destruction Field on them. Simply target each one and use the spell, it will light the candles, get you the accomplishment, and also remove the Belis (Double) from battle. SECRET MISSION 12 LOCATION: Mt. Temza BOSS: Nan and Tison You will need to do a knock down arte attack on both of them after they peform a particular attack against you. Tison will have a move where it looks like giant yellow serpents raise from the ground, after this he will kneel over and pause for a moment. While he is like this, perform your strike and knock him over to get a "Great!" message. Nan will have an attack where rocks raise up from the ground and she will jump on top of her weapon and it will get stuck in the ground. While she is on top of her weapon, attack her and knock her down to get the second "Great!" message. This will complete the mission. It is easiest if you just guard outside of their attack range and run in right as they begin to pause. SECRET MISSION 13 LOCATION: Baction BOSS: Schwann Schwann will perform a giant Arte attack that will hit the entire area are it should knock you down. Stay blocking throughout the course of the attack and when it's done you will see Schwann clutching his chest and bending over. Mash X to get up as quickly as possible, then run over to him and use an attack such as Ghost Wolf on him to knock him over. If you hit him with it before he's able to recover you will complete the secret mission. SECRET MISSION 14 LOCATION: Heracles BOSS: Zagi Make Karol your party leader so that you can control him during battle. At some point during the fight, Zagi will poison himself in order to pass the poison on to your party. Simply equip the "Nice Recovery Smash" arte on Karol and use it next to Zagi to cure him of his poison. If you cure him it will complete the secret mission. This is probably one of the easiest ones to complete in the game. SECRET MISSION 15 LOCATION: Blade Drifts of Zophier BOSS: Baitojoh Baitojoh will occassionally go below the ice to attack you, sometimes he will have his fin sticking out of the top of the ice. You will need to hit this fin before he finishes the attack. It is possible to hit it multiple times so it could be done all at once or it could take a few times for him to be under the ice to complete it. Hit it enough times and he will fly out of the ice and give you the "Great!" message. Once this happens you have completed the secret mission. SECRET MISSION 16 LOCATION: Zaphias BOSS: Estelle There are two seperate fights during this battle, you cannot complete the secret mission on the first. After defeating her the first time you will go into another battle with her. All you need to do is use the item "Mother's Memento" in battle. That's it. Seriously. MORE INFO COMING SOON! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- XI. Titles ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Throughout the game you will achieve titles for completing certian objectives. Many of these you will acquire naturally as you progress through the story or game, however a good number of them are a bit tougher to find. See below for the methods to obtain the titles for each character and even how to get alternate costumes for you party members! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS SECTION CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE GAME SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. NOTE: A special thanks to TendercrispBCR for this area of the guide. TABLE OF CONTENTS: A. Yuri B. Repede C. Estelle D. Karol E. Rita F. Raven G. Judith ------- A. Yuri ------- TITLE HOW TO OBTAIN ----- ------------- Advanced Combo User Achieve a 30 hit combo Basic Swordsman Storyline Beginner Combo User Achieve a 10 hit combo Berserker Complete 255 battles on hard or unknown mode Certified Soldier (COSTUME) You must have Estelle's Noble Princess title, as you need to speak to Drake again. He is in the Northwest corner of Aurnion once it is fully built. Speak to him for the title. Combo Master Achieve a 100 hit combo Commoner Chef Master every recipe with Yuri and complete the cooking master sidequest Dark Enforcer (COSTUME) You must have the Kingdom Celeb title for Yuri. During your first time in Nordopolica, speak with the couple in the first area, then sleep at the inn until you get an event and Yuri learns an arte. Later, after Mt. Temza, go back to Mantaic. There will be a guy in the North by a couple kids. Speak to him, sleep at the inn, then go back to him and speak to him again. Later, after Mt. Temaza, go back to Mantaic. There will be a guy in the North by a couple kids. Speak to him, sleep at the inn, then go back to him and speak to him again. Later, after Zaude, go back to Zephais. Go towards the Mansion for a scene. Leave a come back a little later and head to the same spot to finally get the title. Dark Lion Complete the 200-man melee as Yuri Downtown Boy Default title Fatal Striker Perform 100 Fatal Strikes with Yuri (AI controlled FS's count towards this) Hope of the Town Just before going to Tarqaron, return to Zaphias and speak with Ted. Improvisionist (COSTUME) Return to Nam Cobanda Isle after defeating Flynn in battle right before going to the final dungeon go up to the stage in the gym, and talk to the person. He has you guys act in a play and you get this title. Item Hater Do not use or synthesize ANY items until the end of Chapter 1 King of Combos Achieve a 150 hit combo Kingdom Celeb Sleep at the inn when you first get to Capua Torim. Then head to Zaphias by the Mansion. Speak with a man named Sher there. Then go to the center of the city and speak with the girl sitting on a bench. Yuri will learn Tiger Blade and get this title. Legendary Swordsman Reach level 100 Master Swordsman Reach level 60 Recollection Guardian Go to Yumanju and speak with the man in the upper left corner, he will give you an item. You need to collect 11 statues and report back to him for the title. Their locations are: 1-3 - Yumanju, check the machine in the top left 4 - Dahngrest shop, talk to the Knight for one 5 - Zaphais, talk to Hanks for one 6-11 - Nam Cobanda Isle: One from the 10 chip machine Two from the 50 chip machine Two from the 100 chip machine One from the 500 chip machine Skilled Swordsman Reach level 20 Survivor Storyline Tank Top Lover (COSTUME) After your second time in Zaphias, go to Yumange, which is just north of Mt Temza. Talk to go receptionist and leave. Come back a little later. Then, after Zaude, come back and pay 300,000 gald. Leave and come back a little later and pay 600,000 gald. Return later again for this title. Put these costumes on everyone and speak with the receptionist. Treasure Hunter Open at least 86% of the treasure chests in the game. After getting Recollection Guardian, head to Nam Cobanda Isle. To the right of the ticket booth there should be somebody with a backpack. Talk to them. True Knight (COSTUME) Complete all Secret Missions in a single playthrough, load your clear save, and speak to Flynn in Aurnion. Vigilante Storyline --------- B. Repede --------- TITLE HOW TO OBTIAN ----- ------------- Big Bad Bandit Steal 100 items (Use the Thievery arte and successfully steal 100 times) Dog Knight Reach Level 20 Dog Warrior Storyline Considerate Sidekick Storyline Fatal Dog Perform 100 Fatal Strikes with Repede (AI controlled FS's count towards this) Fated One Meet the Rival Dog by the pier in Capua Torim. Great Boss Complete the Dog Map Man's Best Friend Default title Nanny After your second time in Zaphias Castle, return to Heliord. Speak with a woman near the blastia then head East for an easy battle. This gets you the Nanny title. Nirvana Dog Reach Level 100 Silver Fangs Complete the 200 Man Melee as Repede Sinful Sidekick Storyline Top Dog Reach Level 60 Tough Hound After the story events before the final dungeon, head to Aurnion. A scene should trigger with Flynn and you will get the title. Ultimate Dog Warrior After getting the Tough Hound title, sleep at the King of Adventure twice. ---------- C. Estelle ---------- TITLE HOW TO OBTAIN ----- ------------- Battle Nightingale Complete the 200 Man Melee as Estelle Castle Healer Storyline Cleric Reach level 20 Cordon Bleau Master every recipe with Estelle and complete the cooking master sidequest. Curious Princess Visit every location on the world map, including all the Aer Krenes and the EX Dungeon, then sleep and the King of Adventure north of Halure. Dedicated Paramedic (COSTUME) Have Estelle heal 15,000,000 HP total, then head to Aurnion. There will be a doctor in the Inn. Speak to him (and a man outside) multiple times for subevents, and, eventually, the title. Determined Princess Storyline Enchanting Belle (COSTUME) Go back to Heliord after Zaude. You will get the title for whoever you chose to distract the guard in your second visit, and you will be able to synthesize the other costumes for Karol and Judith. Fatal Angel Perform 100 Fatal Strikes with Estelle (AI controlled FS's count towards this) Fairy Tale Weaver Anytime after Zaude appears, head to Halure. Talk to the mayor by the tree. Leave and come back. This time talk to the kids by the tree. Come back just before getting the first spirit and talk to the kids again to get this title. Gracious Waitress (COSTUME) Complete level 3 of the waiter game in Dahngrest with Estelle as the on-screen character Healer Default title Heroic Actress (COSTUME) Return to Nam Cobanda Isle after defeating Flynn in battle right before going to the final dungeon go up to the stage in the gym, and talk to the person. He has you guys act in a play and you get this title. High Priestess Reach level 100 Itemania Complete the Collector's Book with 100% of the items. Then walk up the stairs by the save point in Aspio. If you can't get to Aspio, you should be able to get it in Halure. Magical Maiden (COSTUME) Complete the 100 Man Melee as Estelle Message Therapist (COSTUME) After your second time in Zaphias, go to Yumange, which is just north of Mt Temza. Talk to go receptionist and leave. Come back a little later. Then, after Zaude, come back and pay 300,000 gald. Leave and come back a little later and pay 600,000 gald. Return later again for this title. Put these costumes on everyone and speak with the receptionist. Noble Princess During your first time in Heliord, speak with a man by the blastia named Drake. Later, when you first get to Nordopolica, find Drake again in the first area and speak to him. After the fight with Belius, go back to Dahngrest. In the west bar, enter once and then exit. You will find Drake who will give you an item. Later, just after Zaude, go to Capua Torim. Give 500,000 Glad to the orphanage lady and leave out the west to get this title. Priestess Reach level 60 Royal Successor Storyline Seeker of the Truth Storyline Worldly Adventurer After you get Yuri's Certified Soldier title, leave Aurnion then come back. Find Drake and talk to him to get this title. -------- D. Karol -------- TITLE HOW TO OBTAIN ----- ------------- Agile Fighter Default title Brave One Storyline Brave Vesperia Leader Storyline Brilliant Support Role (COSTUME) Return to Nam Cobanda Isle after defeating Flynn in battle right before going to the final dungeon Go up to the stage in the gym, and talk to the person. He has you guys act in a play and you get this title. Chirpy Fighter You get this after Karol has been stunned in battle 100 times Crouching Tiger Complete the 200 Man Melee as Karol Determined Fighter Reach level 20 Energetic Fighter Reach level 60 Fatal Attacker Perform 100 Fatal Strikes with Karol (AI controlled FS's count towards this) Girly (COSTUME) Go back to Heliord after Zaude. You will get the title for whoever you chose to distract the guard in your second visit, and you will be able to synthesize the other costumes for Judith and Estelle. Golden Soldier (COSTUME) Head to Keiv Moc after the final dungeon appears. Guild Chef Master every recipe with Karol and complete the cooking master sidequest Insomniac Sleep at the inn and Dahngrest multiple times (keep trying, it may take 9 or 10 times) Lunch Lady Complete level 3 of the waiter game in Dahngrest with Karol as the on-screen character. Manly Man Complete the Monster Book by using a Magic Lens on ever enemy in the game. Try to enter teh inn in Capua Nor for a scene and the title. Shining Fighter Reach level 100 Towel Fanatic (COSTUME) After your second time in Zaphias, go to Yumange, which is just north of Mt Temza. Talk to go receptionist and leave. Come back a little later. Then, after Zaude, come back and pay 300,000 gald. Leave and come back a little later and pay 600,000 gald. Return later again for this title. Put these costumes on everyone and speak with the receptionist. Troubled One Storyline Valiant Swordsman (COSTUME) As SOON as you get the boat, return to the King of Adventure just north of Zaphias. Talk to the man there to start a sidequest. Return to him every time after defeating a Giganto Monster until you've killed them all. You get this title then. Warehouse Master Complete the warehouse sidequests in Deidon Hold, Myorzo, Nordopolica, Torim Harbor and Aurnion Young Hunter Storyline ------- E. Rita ------- TITLE HOW TO OBTAIN ----- ------------- Anti-Nonsense Storyline Chemical Chef (COSTUME) Master every recipe with Rita and complete the cooking master sidequest. Fashionista (COSTUME) After your second time in Zaphias, go to Yumange, which is just north of Mt Temza. Talk to go receptionist and leave. Come back a little later. Then, after Zaude, come back and pay 300,000 gald. Leave and come back a little later and pay 600,000 gald. Return later again for this title. Put these costumes on everyone and speak with the receptionist. Fatal Sorcerer Perform 100 Fatal Strikes with Rita (AI controlled FS's count towards this) Genius Mage Reach level 60 Genius Researcher Storyline Grand Mage Reach level 20 Kitty Cat Waitress (COSTUME) Complete level 3 of the waiter game in Dahngrest with Rita as the on-screen character. Mage Default title Magical Bee Complete the 200 Man Melee as Rita. Master Mage Reach level 100 Miska Doctoral Degree (COSTUME) You have to take the test on Nam Cobanda Isle to get this outfit, but before you can take the test you have to find 5 books. The 5 books are located in: 1. Mantaic Inn 2. Heliord Chevalier's HQ 3. Halure Elder's House 4. Aurnion Flynn's Room 5. Capua Torim Fortunes Guild HQ on a shelf behind a guard easy to miss. The test answers are: - September 30, 1998 - Raine - Bubbles - Presea - The option about turning to stone. New Dice Master Win either of the dice games in Capua Nor. Seeker (COSTUME) Deal 20,000,000 HP worth of damage with Rita, then go to Halure and speak with a mage on the trail anytime after the final dungeon appears. If you are not getting the title, you haven't dealt enough damage. Spirit Hunter Storyline Spotlight Hog (COSTUME) Return to Nam Cobanda Isle after defeating Flynn in battle right before going to the final dungeon go up to the stage in the gym, and talk to the person. He has you guys act in a play and you get this title. -------- F. Raven -------- TITLE HOW TO OBTAIN ----- ------------- Fishy Old Man Default title Old Boy Storyline Immortal Old Man Storyline Shining Star (Costume) Learn over 100 skills with Raven Imperial Knight Captain (Costume) ??? Gentleman (Costume) Complete level 3 of the waiter game in Dahngrest with Raven as the on-screen character Vagabond Wolf Complete the 200 Man Melee as Raven Twilight Dreamer Right after you get the boat, go to Halure, and talk to this guy (with an Italian accent). He'll have Raven help him count flower petals (and Raven will learn a spell afterwards. IIRC he's just outside the Inn.) Then go to Capua Nor. On the bridge to the mansion, talk to the same guy again. He and Raven will watch the sunset. You'll get this title along with another spell.) Hardcore Gamer Play Tales of Draspi 30 times (You only have to start a game, not finish it) Weekend Chef Master every recipe with Raven and complete the cooking master sidequest Ladies' Man After Mt. Temza, go back to Dahngrest. Enter the bar in the West. Leave and talk to the girl in the center of town. Then go into the bar in the East and speak with the girl there. Then head towards the Union Headquarters to get the title. Spa Manager (Costume) After your second time in Zaphias, go to Yumange, which is just north of Mt Temza. Talk to go receptionist and leave. Come back a little later. Then, after Zaude, come back and pay 300,000 gald. Leave and come back a little later and pay 600,000 gald. Return later again for this title. Put these costumes on everyone and speak with the receptionist. Trickster Default title Ranger Reach level 20 Double Identity Reach level 60 Super Star Reach level 100 Fatal Old Man Perform 100 Fatal Strikes with Raven (AI controlled FS's count towards this) --------- G. Judith --------- TITLE HOW TO OBTAIN ----- ------------- Blastia Hunter Default title Sultry Tempest Go back to Heliord after Zaude. You will get the title for whoever you chose to distract the guard in your second visit, and you will be able to synthesize the other costumes for Karol and Estelle Trophy Wife Storyline Guardian of the Truth (Costume) - Storyline Into the Sky (Costume) - Complete Ba'ul race level 5 and accrue 1,000 Fatal Strike Chains Glamorous Maid (Costume) - Complete level 3 of the waiter game in Dahngrest with Judith as the on-screen character Legendary Gambler (Costume) - ? Chef Mom Master every recipe with Judith and complete the cooking master sidequest Enchanting Beauty (Costume) - After your second time in Zaphias, go to Yumange, which is just north of Mt Temza. Talk to go the receptionist and leave. Come back a little later. Then, after Zaude, come back and pay 300,000 gald. Leave and come back a little later and pay 600,000 gald. Return later again for this title. Put these costumes on everyone and speak with the receptionist. Dragon of Blue Lightn. Complete the 200 Man Melee as Judith Super Dragon Rider Clear Ba'ul race level 5 Beautiful Lancer Default title Great Lancer Reach level 20 Dragoon Reach level 60 High Dragoon Reach level 100 Fatal Lancer Perform 100 Fatal Strikes with Judith (AI controlled FS's count towards this) Poker Face ??? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- XII. FAQs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following is a list of frequently asked questions that I receive through my email or that I see constantly popping up on the message boards. These questions vary so check and see if the thing you are trying to figure out is here! 1. Jet Black Ink and Pitch Black Ink 2. Blastium Ore J and Cheagle Fur 3. Sorcerer's Ring Leveling 4. Warehouse Organizing Solutions 5. What's the Caer Bocram PASSWORD?? 6. Fell Arms Locations --------------------------------- Q1: Where can I find the synthesis item "Jet Black Ink" and "Pitch Black Ink"? A : There are a number of places to find Jet Black Ink in the game. One I found pretty early on is on Corridor Beach. This is located on the beach southeast of Zaphias. If you look on the world map there is a beach that runs the entire length of the eastern coast of the continent Zaphias is on. Anywhere along there are monsters called Tentaclers that look like squids and drop the item for you. They're low level so the battles are easy. Pitch Black Ink is easiest found on the small sand island between Baction and Egothor Forest. At all times of the day you will see small red squids that drop the Jet Black Ink, but during the night you can find GIANT squid creatures that will rarely drop the Pitch Black Ink. Equip a Hunter's Monocle to make it easier on you. --------------------------------- Q2: Where can I find the synthesis item "Blastium Ore J" and "Cheagle Fur"? A : A certain event late in the game will drain all of the lakes in the world, it will reveal a handful of places that were previously unreachable. - Blastium Ore J can be found in the mountain area behind Mt. Temza after the lakes are drained. There is only one type of enemy roaming around up there, they are big grey colored monsters with red bowties. - Cheagle Fur can be found inside the dry lakebed of Niffel Lake. Not around the lake, IN the lake. Giant lanky blue monsters called Gentlemieus will drop them rarely. Equip a Hunter's Monocle to speed the process up. --------------------------------- Q3: Where and how can I level up my Sorcerer's Ring? A : There are five Sorcerer's Ring levels that you can obtain throughout the game. Here is how you get them: LEVEL 1: Storyline LEVEL 2: Storyline LEVEL 3: Storyline LEVEL 4: Aer Krene, south of Nordopolica. This can only be done after you have collected the 4 spirits! LEVEL 5: Aer Krene, southeast of Yumanju. --------------------------------- Q4: Where are the warehouses and is there a guide to completing them? A : Currently I have the solutions scattered through my guide in the walkthrough section. Check back for a seperate section at a later time. --------------------------------- Q5: What is the door password in Caer Bocram?? A : The answer is "SUN". Obvious, huh? --------------------------------- Q6: Where can I find the "Fell Arms" weapons? A : Each character has a legendary Fell Arm weapon, they are scattered around the world and the following will give you a general location. You can search the walkthrough for more details about their locations. Yuri Abyssion Myorzo, after Zaphias the second time. Repede Estelle Mercurius Relewiese, after Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 4. Karol Glasya Labolas Quoi Woods, after Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 4. Rita Raven Nebelium Keiv Moc, after Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 4. Judith Zarich Aer Krene south of Nordopolica after Zaude. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- XIII. Legal ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This FAQ is Copyright 2008 to James Pelchar. This is for personal use only, you may not publish this on your website, or sell it for profit. If you wish to use this FAQ/Walkthrough, contact me at my email address and I will consider it. Do not distribute this document or alter it in any way, shape, or form. You may NOT use this document without my permission. Please contact me if you found this guide on any site other than GameFAQs! CONTACT: hyper_mickey (at) hotmail (dot) com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- XIV. Credits ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'd like to thank the following: TendercrispBCR - For the titles sub-section. It took a great deal of work to put this together, I really appreciate your time and work! spider153 - For the Enemy List sub-section. This was a huge part of the guide and took a long time to complie all of the info, thanks for your efforts! The People - For reading my FAQ. I hope it's helpful, comments and suggestions are always welcomed. Bandai/Namco - For creating this game. It was a fun ride. CJayC - For GameFAQs. Thanks for creating a great site and allowing me to be a part of it.