Skies of Arcadia Legends  
Discoveries FAQ Version 2.1
Written by James Williamson 
E-Mail: dugan62us@yahoo.com


Version History 

Version 1 (2/12/2003)   Started writing this FAQ, and have found about 
30 Discoveries.

Version 1.4 (2/15/2003) A dozen more Discoveries added. 

Version 1.6 (2/20/2003) Have about 60 Discoveries.

Version 2 (2/22/2003)   Found the rest of the Discoveries.  Finished 
the FAQ, and need to proofread for mistakes.  


This FAQ is written expressly for those who need help finding the 88 
Discoveries in Skies of Arcadia Legends for the Nintendo Gamecube.  
This isn't a long or comprehensive guide, so don't expect a 
walkthrough.  I will list the coordinates of each Discovery, 
accompanied by a description of location.  Sadly, some of the 
Discoveries can't be elaborated upon that much, due to the fact that 
some of them are found automatically, and others require luck and 
patience.  

Each Discovery will be assigned a difficulty.  EASY means that the 
Discovery is either automatic or extremely obvious.   MEDIUM means that 
a Discovery is pretty well-hidden, but the game gives you a good tip on 
where to find it.  HARD means that a Discovery is extremely well-
hidden, and the in-games tips don't help that much.  VERY HARD is the 
rare difficulty, and it designates a Discovery that is nearly 
impossible to find.  These are the ones that require luck and patience, 
as mentioned above.  I won't repeat the game's hints.  You can read 
them at your own discretion.  Think of this guide as a supplement.

Discoveries are needed to boost Vyse's Swashbuckler Rating.  To obtain 
the LEGEND moniker, you will need to find all 88 Discoveries.  Also, 
the Sailor's Guild will pay you for the Discoveries you find.  The 
earlier you get them, the better.  Domingo, who eventually becomes a 
member of your crew, is also an avid Discovery hunter, and he may find 
one before you.  If this happens, the information won't mean that much 
to the Guild.  

Altitude is important.  I will tell you the sections of the sky that 
each Discovery is found in.  Central Sky refers to the part of the sky 
that you travel in for most of the game.  Upper Sky refers to what lies 
above.  Lower Sky refers to what lies below.  Note that you need to 
make considerable progress before you can get ships that are capable of 
traveling above and beneath the clouds.  

Finding Discoveries involves A LOT of random encounters.  This is a 
great way to level up, but it can also be hazardous, especially when 
you encounter tough creatures like Loopers or other nasty enemies that 
may lurk in the areas surrounding the Discovery.  ALWAYS save your game 
after each Discovery, because you never know what might happen.



Discoveries 

1). Pirate's Grave
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (1, 10)
Location: After you get control of the Albatross at the beginning of 
the game, head south and look for a small island.  You can get this on 
your way to Pirate Isle.  (Central Sky)

2). Guidestones
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (7, 5)
Location: Found on a really small island northeast of Sailor's Island.  
(Central Sky) 

3). Sky Coral
Difficulty: Easy 
Coordinates (8, 8) 
Location: After you get the Harpoon Cannon on the Little Jack, head 
through the reef east of Shrine Island.  The Sky Coral is floating in 
the air above a small green island, located near the corner of the 
rift.  (Central Sky) 

4). Silver Moon Pit 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (8, 8) 
Location: After you get the Harpoon Cannon for the Little Jack, head 
through the reef east of the Shrine Island.  The Silver Moon Pit is 
found on the gray rock island just north of where you find the Sky 
Coral.  Look on the east side of the island.  (Central Sky) 

5). Topple Rocks 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (11, 7) 
Location: Check the top of the mountains directly south of Maramba. 
(Central Sky) 

6). Wandering Lake 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (12, 7) 
Location: East of Maramba, you should see the Lake just sitting there.  
(Central Sky)

7). Oasis
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (12, 8) 
Location: The Oasis can be found by using one of two reference points.  
You can head southeast from Maramba, and watch your compass as you fly 
over the surface of the desert.  You can also go southwest from the 
Sandfalls Discovery.   (Central Sky)

8). Sandfalls
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (12, 7)
Location: Go southeast from Maramba and ascend towards the cloud 
ceiling.  You should see a large island.  The Sandfalls are found on 
top of this island.  (Central Sky) 

9). Temple of Pyrynn 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (13, 9) 
Location: Head due east from Maramba.  This Discovery is more or less 
automatic, since you have to explore the Temple to proceed through the 
game.  (Central Sky)

10). Beak Rock 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (5, 11)
Location: Well, its name says it all.  It is extremely conspicuous.  
Found in the southern part of South Ocean.  It is located near a rift 
that is pointing towards the northwest.  Get this on your way to 
Ixa'taka.  (Central Sky)

11). Sky Anemone 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (8, 11) 
Location: This creature is found on top of a rock near a rift in the 
southeastern corner of South Ocean.  Though you can get this on your 
way to Ixa'taka, you might want to wait until you reach the Lands of 
Ice.  You can fly north from there and reach it easily.  (Central Sky)

12). Ixa'taka
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: -- 
Location: found automatically after you get through the turbulent tides 
of South Ocean

13). Garpa Fruits
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (3, 7) 
Location: hanging underneath Horteka on the north side. (Central Sky)

14.) The Great Bird 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (2, 7)
Location: northwest of Horteka, on the ground near the edge of a 
forest.  It may seem obvious, but it can be tricky.  You need to find 
it in order to get to the lost city of Rixis.  (Central Sky)

15.) The Golden Man 
Difficulty: Easy 
Coordinates: (2, 6)
Location: west of the King's Hideout, on the mountain plateau.  You 
have to find it in order to get to the lost city of Rixis.  (Central 
Sky)

16.) Gates of Rixis 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (1, 6)
Location: You can't find the Gates until you have completed Moonstone 
Mountain, and found The Great Bird and the Golden Man.  Once you have 
met these prerequisites, position your ship over the Great Bird's beak, 
and go straight.  There are several pillars in this area that can make 
things difficult.  The Gates lie at the base of a mountain.  I think 
the King has to tell you about the city before you can find it.  
(Central Sky) 

17.) Ixa'takan Palace 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (2, 6) 
Location:  Head south from either The Golden Man or the King's Hideout, 
and search the small forest.  This is one the same island as the King's 
Hideout.  If you encountered the merchant ship in the skies over 
Ixa'taka, then it can help you, because it frequently passes over the 
Palace. (Central Sky)

18.) Ixa'ness Village
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (2, 9)
Location: The village is found on the edge of an island north of 
Moonstone Mountain.  This island is also southwest of Horteka.  
Tikatika will make reference to this Discovery when you talk to him in 
Horteka.  You have to find it in order to make him join your crew. 
(Central Sky)

19). Mysterious Rings
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (3, 4)
Location: This Discovery is on an invisible island, south of the Will 
o' Wisps.  Just cruise around this area until your compass goes nuts.  
It took me nearly two hours to find this.  You can get it after you the 
Iron Gate blocking North Ocean has been lowered.  (Central Sky)

20). Will o' Wisps 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (3, 4) 
Location: On an island north of the Iron Gate, in North Ocean.  
(Central Sky)

21). Roc's Nest 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (2, 4) 
Location: On an island that lies northwest of the Iron Gate.  You can 
also head west from the Will o' Wisps.  (Central Sky) 

22.) The Giant Throne
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (5, 4) 
Location: On a gray, rocky island on the eastern side of the North 
Ocean.  (Central Sky)

23.) Lighthouse Ruins
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (6, 2)
Location: As you enter Valua from North Ocean, you will see an island.  
The Lighthouse Ruins are on the western side of this island.  (Central 
Sky)


24.) Ancient Palace 
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (9, 3)
Location: go southwest from the city of Valua and search the base of 
the mountains.  When you exit the trench that leads into the Valuan 
continent, carefully navigate along the mountains to the right and 
watch for the compass to start spinning.  (Central Sky)

25). Skull Rock 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (12, 1) 
Location: Directly west of Daccat's Island. Also northwest of Crescent 
Isle. (Central Sky)

26.) Stone City
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (8, 3) 
Location: on the northern side of the Valuan continent.  Find the 
boulder wall, and then head west.  This is one of the trickiest 
Discoveries to explain, because you will literally run into it if you 
explore thoroughly.  (Central Sky)

27.) Ship Graveyard 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (10, 6)
Location: in the North Dannel Straight.  (Central Sky)

28.) Philosophy Stone
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (8, 2)
Location: This thing is on a small island north of the Valuan 
Continent, and northwest of the Stone City.  Whichever you think makes 
a better reference point.  (Central Sky)

29.) Balloon Flower
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (10, 2)
Location: directly north of Skull Rock, near the cloud ceiling.  It is 
on an invisible island.  (Central Sky)

30.) The Lands of Ice
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: found automatically as you search for the Purple Crystal.  
However, you can make this Discovery as you head to Ixa'taka, by 
heading south from the Sky Anemone in South Ocean.  (Central Sky) 

31.) Icebird
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (4, 12) 
Location: in the northwestern part of the ice continent.  Look for a 
large, open field and then a small mountain chain.  Near this mountain 
chain should be a crevasse.  Head southwest from the crevasse, and fly 
close to the ground.  Watch for your compass to spin, and you should 
find the Icebird.  (Central Sky) 

32.) The Frozen Giant
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (6, 12)
Location: when you arrive at these coordinates, look for a mountain.  
Once you find it, head north, and you will see a glacier.  The Frozen 
Giant is embedded within this glacier.  You can also head south from 
the Sky Anemone to find this Discovery.  (Central Sky) 

33.) Aurora
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: you find this automatically.  It is impossible to miss and 
you can see it from almost anywhere on the ice continent.  (Central 
Sky)

34.) Blimp Wreck
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (10, 11)
Location: on a small island to the west of the Dark Rift entrance.  
There are several islands here, but this one seems to be the closest. 
(Central Sky)

35.) Giant Squid Nest 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (11, 12)
Location: Head north from Crescent Island until you cross over into the 
southern part of the map.  Along the way, you will find the Squid's 
Nest, which lies above a crater in the middle of a large island.
(Central Sky)

36.) Black Moon Stone
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: in the Dark Rift.  

37.) Yafutoma 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: found automatically once you get through the Dark Rift
(Central Sky)

38.) Uguisu's Nest 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (12, 9)
Location: On your way to Yafutoma, check the island to the northwest of 
the Dark Rift exit.  (Central Sky)

39.) Guardian Walls
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: extremely obvious, considering that you have to go by them in 
order to reach Yafutoma.  (Central Sky)

40). Wanderbirds
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (12, 4)
Location: go north of Mt. Kazai, and ascend to the cloud ceiling.  Wait 
here and the birds will eventually appear.  I waited 30 minutes before 
they arrived.  Sometimes, though rarely, you can find them right above 
Yafutoma.  (Central Sky)

41.) Dheerse 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (14, 5)
Location: on the eastern side of Yafutoma. (Central Sky) 

42.) Grieving Prince
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (2, 9)
Location: on an island southeast of Yafutoma.  It is in between the 
stone reef and the impenetrable rift.  (Central Sky)

43.) Spice Island 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (12, 7)
Location: head directly north of the Uguisu's Nest, and pass through 
the sky rift.  It is invisible.  (Central Sky) 

44.) Mystic Orchard
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (1, 11)
Location: Another invisible island.  Go to where the stone reef and the 
impenetrable rift meet, and then head west.  Pay attention to your 
compass.  You can also find it by heading directly northeast from 
Yafutoma.  (Central Sky) 

45.) Inverse Isle 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (13, 10) 
Location: Yet another invisible island.  This one is in the southwest 
corner of the map.  Head north from Yafutoma until you cross over.  It 
is near a black island that is roughly the size of your ship.  (Central 
Sky)

46.) The World Is Round 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: found automatically when you return to Crescent Isle from 
Yafutoma.  (Central Sky)

47.) Ruins of Rolana 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (13, 7)
Location: east of Nasrad, in a very tight place between some mountains 
and the dark rift.  Find the dark rift to the east of Nasrad, and 
follow it to the south.  (Central Sky)

48.) Southern Cross
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (4, 11)
Location: go north from the Ice Ruins, and drop below the clouds.  
(Lower Sky) 

49.) Rainbow Island 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (11, 5) 
Location: near Crescent Island, there is a rainbow that extends above 
the clouds.  At the end of the rainbow is Rainbow Island.  (Upper Sky)

50). Moonstone Lake
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (5, 9)
Location: Go to Pirate Island, and rise above the clouds.  Then head 
west to find the lake.  (Upper Sky) 

51.) Iron Star 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (11, 5) 
Location: above the clouds, near Nasrad.  It is also really close to 
Rainbow Island. (Upper Sky)

52.) Alupas 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (2, 7) 
Location: above the clouds over Ixa'taka, on an island northwest of 
Horteka.  The Alupas is found near a waterfall on this island.  (Upper 
Sky) 

53.) Observatory 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (2, 7) 
Location: rise above the clouds near Rixis.  The Observatory is on an 
easily noticeable plateau.  (Upper Sky)

54.) Dancing Lights
Difficulty: Easy 
Coordinates: (9, 5)
Location: drop below the clouds near Crescent Island and head west.  
The Dancing Lights are underneath the Valuan continent.  (Lower Sky) 

55.) Mother Tree
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (14, 2) 
Location: rise above the clouds near Tenkou Island, and head south.  
You'll run right into the Mother Tree.  It is on an invisible island, 
so watch your compass.  (Upper Sky)

56.) The Ghost Ship 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: --
Location: rise above the clouds near Esperanza, and keep ascending 
until you can't go any higher.  Now, just fly around and you should 
eventually encounter the Ghost Ship, which travels in a counter-
clockwise pattern near the Dark Rift and the surrounding sky rifts.  
Usually, it will pass over Esperanza frequently.  (Upper Sky)

57.) Flutterflies
Difficulty: Very Hard
Coordinates: (4, 7) to (9, 7)
Location: these speedy little creatures follow a migratory path that 
extends from Ixa'taka all the way to Maramba. Rise above the cloud near 
either area, and then stay at a low altitude.  You'll run into them 
eventually.  Your chances might improve if you wait for them above the 
North Dannel Straight or Horteka.  (Upper Sky) 

58.) Eclipse Point
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (3, 2)
Location: rise above the clouds and maintain a low altitude.  Head 
north from the Loopers' Nest until the screen goes dark.   (Upper Sky) 

59.) Loopers' Nest 
Difficulty: Medium 
Coordinates: (3, 4) 
Location: This is located on the northern tip of a long, rocky island 
west of Yafutoma, through the stone reef.  It is between Yafutoma and 
North Ocean.  (Central Sky)

60.) Flying Machine
Difficulty: Easy 
Coordinates: (6, 8) 
Location: drop below the clouds near Pirate Isle and look for an island 
to the northwest.  (Lower Sky)

61.) Valuan Wreckage 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (9, 6)
Location: On an island below the clouds near the North Dannel Straight.  
(Lower Sky)

62.) Rabbats 
Difficulty: Easy 
Coordinates: (9, 4) 
Location: directly north of the Dancing Islands, underneath the Valuan 
Continent.  (Lower sky)

63.) Bottomless Pit 
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (5, 7)
Location: pretty hard to locate.  Drop below the clouds near Shrine 
Island, and head to the southwest.  Watch your compass.  (Lower sky)

64.) Ancient Fish
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (10, 12)
Location: drop below the clouds neat the Giant Squid's Nest.  You will 
probably have to wait a few moments for the Fish to appear.  If it 
doesn't, you might have to swim to the west a little.  (Lower Sky)

65.) Star Sand
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (11, 8) 
Location: from Maramba, head south, and search around the edge of the 
desert.  The Star Sand is pretty close to where the land extends into 
South Ocean (Central Sky) 

66.) Maroon Isle 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (10, 9) 
Location: between the Star Sand and the South Ocean.  (Central Sky)

67.) Comma Rock 
Difficulty: Medium 
Coordinates: (7, 11) to (5, 11)
Location: This thing floats around near the Ixa'takan exit to South 
Ocean.  (Central Sky)

68.) Turtula Pole 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (1, 8)
Location: another Discovery that can be hard to find.  It is directly 
west of Horteka, in a forest that sits between two cliffs.  Look around 
the southern part of the island.  (Central Sky)

69.) Wings of Gold 
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: Some people have said that this Discovery gave them some 
trouble, but I have found it TWICE rather easily.  Take your ship as 
close as you can to the cloud ceiling near the Gates of Rixis.  The 
Wings should fly by very shortly.  I suggest you try to find them 
before the Iron Gate opens, or else they might fly out in North Ocean, 
which makes them harder to locate.  (Central Sky) 

70.) Giant's Hammer
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (3, 4)
Location: North Ocean, on the western side, on an island near the 
impassable rift (Central Sky)

71.) Tricyclone 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: --
Location: Very tricky.  It moves erratically near the southern end of 
the North Ocean, not far from the Iron Gate.  Sometimes, it ends up by 
the island where the Will o' Wisps are.  (Central Sky)

72.) Map of Ages
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: --
Location: it moves in a circular pattern around the city of Nasrad.  
(Central Sky)

73). Balloon Seed 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: --
Location: position yourself near the cloud ceiling between Crescent 
Isle and the Balloon Flower.  The seed will appear somewhere in this 
area.  It moves at varying altitudes, so you may have to readjust your 
ship in order to catch up to it.  (Central Sky)

74). Ice Lens 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (5, 12)
Location: the Ice Lens sits on top of a mountain in the Lands of Ice.  
That is about all I can tell you, because there really isn't a good 
reference point.  Just fly over every mountain on the ice continent 
until your compass starts spinning.  You will have to be pretty close 
to the cloud ceiling.  (Central Sky) 

75.) Paper Airship 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: --
Location: This is kind of like the Ghost Ship, only it flies over the 
ice continent.  It follows a pretty wide path, but you should be able 
to run into it by positioning yourself near the cloud ceiling over the 
Ice Ruins.  Sometimes, you may have search a little to the north. 
(Central Sky)

76.) Mirage Island 
Difficulty: Easy 
Coordinates: (7, 4)
Location: pretty obvious.  It is found directly west of the Valuan 
Grand Fortress, and slightly northwest of Sailor's Isle.  It floats up 
and down, but doesn't have a very wide range.  (Central Sky)

77.) Ryuguu Turtle 
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: --
Location: I hate this thing.  It is found to the north of Yafutoma, 
sometimes past Tenkou Island, sometimes near the Mother Tree, and 
sometimes, it almost looks like it is crossing into the southern 
portion of the map.  You can usually find it if you just fly north of 
Yafutoma with your ship hovering just below the cloud ceiling.  
However, on occasion, you may to break through the cloud ceiling in 
order to find it.  (Central/Upper Sky)

78.) Sky Ladder
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (9, 3) 
Location: rise above the clouds over the Valuan capital, and look for a 
nearby mountain peak.  Pretty easy to locate.  (Upper Sky)

79.) Ryuguu Island
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (14, 2) 
Location: Go to Tenkou Island, rise above the clouds, and head to the 
southeast.  You should find it without much hassle.

80). Tomb of Ice
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: (6, 12)
Location: this thing is on top of a mountain in the eastern (or maybe 
southeastern) part of the ice continent.  It is easier to find than the 
Ice Lens in my opinion.  (Upper Sky) 
81.) Stone Lovers
Difficulty: Easy
Coordinates: (13, 5) 
Location: go to the Uguisu's Nest and drop below the clouds. Head 
toward Yafutoma, and you should find the little island with the Stone 
Lovers.  (Lower Sky)

82.) Deep Iron Star
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: --
Location: Again, I am not sure of this thing's complete path.  It 
travels the below the clouds south of Yafutoma, and can usually be seen 
as you near the edge of the Guardian Walls, and becomes even clearer as 
you near the Dark Rift.  Catching it can be a problem, though.  (Lower 
Sky)

83). Sky Train 
Difficulty: Hard
Coordinates: (2, 6) to (13, 6), (14, 7) to (14, 9)  
Location: The Sky Train travels over Rixis, Maramba, and the Ice Ruins.  
Like with the Flutterflies, it's a matter of waiting, or the luck of 
anticipating its path.  (Upper Sky)

84.) Flying Flail
Difficulty: Medium 
Coordinates: --
Location:  Another flying object with a huge path of travel.  It 
commutes between Gordo's Bistro and Mt. Kazai.  Well, actually, it is 
north of the Bistro.  Just wait above the clouds to the west of Mt. 
Kazai, and you should spot it easily.  (Upper Sky) 

85.) Rolling Stone
Difficulty: Very Hard
Coordinates: --
Location: this and the Flutterflies are tied for most annoying 
Discovery.  It took me forever to find this thing.  It circles the Dark 
Rift in a clockwise pattern, but it is difficult to spot.  Hang around 
the Dark Rift near Yafutoma and you should encounter it at some point.  
(Lower Sky) 

86.) Deep Snow 
Difficulty: Easy 
Coordinates: (3, 11)
Location: drop below the clouds under the ice continent and continue to 
descend as far as possible.  When you touch the bottom, head north and 
you should find the Deep Snow.  (Lower Sky)

87.) Long Line
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: --
Location: This thing is pretty easy to find.  Stay near the cloud 
ceiling and go north from the Loopers' Nest.  The Long Line extends 
over the Dark Rift and into the ice continent.  It is fairly 
conspicuous.  (Central/Upper Sky)

88.) Moon Hamachou 
Difficulty: Medium
Coordinates: --
Location: you get this automatically when you bring all 24 Moonfish to 
Maria's bird on Doc's ship (Central Sky)




Credits & Thanks

I would like to thank John Mitchell (or Ruse), whose FAQ helped sort 
out some confusion about coordinates and a few Discovery locations.  

I would also like to thank my friend Adam Westburg, who assisted in 
finding several of the Discoveries, and in helping to prepare this FAQ.  

And, I would also like to thank the folks at Sega for making this 
incredible game, and for adding new stuff for those of us who played 
the Dreamcast version.