FAQ/Walkthrough by A Backdated Future / Drache the Dork

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Starting Up
    1. PlayStation Store DLC (with freebies!)
    2. Controls
    3. Character Selection
  3. Chapter 1
    1. Jude's Beginning
    2. Milla's Beginning
    3. Aladhi Seahaven / Trail
    4. Hamil, Orchard Frontier
    5. Kijara Seafalls
    6. Nia Khera, Sanctum of Maxwell
    7. Nia Khera Spiritway
    8. Sapstrath Highroad and Deepwood
    9. Sharilton, City of Hails and Farewells
    10. Culmar Trail
    11. Bermia Gorge
    12. Talys Highroad (Jude)
    13. Fort Gandala (Jude)
    14. Fort Gandala (Milla)
    15. Sharilton Again
    16. Voltea Woods
    17. Felgana Mine
  4. Chapter 2
    1. Leronde
    2. Lakutam Highroad
    3. Xian Du
    4. Royal Hunting Grounds
    5. Labari Hollow
    6. Xagut Floodmeadow
    7. Old Vicalle Mine
    8. Mon Highlands
    9. Kanbalar
    10. Back in Xian Du
    11. Barnauer Highroad
    12. Fennmont Again
    13. Orda Palace
  5. Chapter 3
    1. Arklund Quag
    2. Fezebel Marsh
    3. Tulea Tundra (Jude)
    4. Kukhar Ice Caverns (Jude)
    5. Sillea Tundra (Milla)
    6. Nala Lava Tubes (Milla)
    7. Xailen Woods
    8. Nala Lava Tubes (Jude)
    9. Kukhar Ice Caverns (Milla)
    10. E.S.S. Zenethra
  6. Chapter 4
    1. Hamil (Jude)
    2. Nia Khera Hallowmont (Jude)
    3. Spirit Realm (Milla)
    4. Nia Khera Hallowmont (Milla)
    5. Trigleph
    6. Torbalan Highroad
    7. Heilioborg Fortress
    8. Rusalle Highroad
    9. Sub Event Roundup
    10. Tatalian Abyss
    11. Temporal Crossroads
  7. Postgame
    1. Magnus Zero
    2. Coliseum
    3. Odds and Ends (Trophy Hunting)
  8. New Game+ / Grade Shop
  9. Bosses
    1. Storyline Bosses
    2. Optional Bosses
  10. Gameplay
    1. Records
    2. Battle Book
    3. Artes
  11. Enemy Data
    1. Power
    2. Speed
    3. Guard
    4. Technical
    5. Magic
    6. Strange
    7. Boss
  12. Item Data
    1. Consumables
    2. Dishes
    3. Weapons
    4. Headgear
    5. Armor
    6. Accessories
    7. Fashion
    8. Materials
    9. Valuables
    10. Downloadable Content
  13. Shops
    1. Item Shop
    2. Weapon Shop
    3. Armor Shop
    4. Accessory Shop
    5. Food Vendor
    6. Jet Black Feather Trading Post
  14. Event List
    1. Sub Events
  15. Other Collectibles
    1. Titles
    2. Main Skits
    3. Sub Skits
    4. Etc. Skits
    5. Trophies
  16. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  17. Version History
    1. v1.07
  18. Thanks
  19. Authors' Contact Info
  20. Copyright / Disclaimer / Credits
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Starting Up

Before even starting the game, there are a few things you should probably take a look at, just to be safe.


PlayStation Store DLC (with freebies!)

Before starting your game, make sure to stop by the PlayStation Store to pick up a couple of freebies, or even drop some dough to start off comfortably! Here are all 20 items that are currently available; make sure to at least get the three freebies to start off with some extra cash, costumes, and materials!

Oh, and don't forget to activate any DLC you received with the Limited Edition copy! (Not only do they change the costumes, but they change the characters' battle themes to those of their respective games.)

TitleCostDescription
300,000 Gald (1) $ 4.49 Cha-ching! Acquire 300,000 gald, instantly!
300,000 Gald (2) $ 4.49 Cha-ching! Acquire 300,000 gald, instantly!
300,000 Gald (3) $ 4.49 Cha-ching! Acquire 300,000 gald, instantly!
Adventurer's Nest Egg Free Begin your adventure with 1,000 gald of pocket money. No reason for a hero to scrimp and save!
Alvin's Kratos Costume $ 2.99 Alvin dresses the part as Kratos Aurion from Tales of Symphonia! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Alvin's School Costume $ 2.99 It's time to teach with Alvin's School costume and disheveled hairstyle. Wear it to change the music in battle.
Alvin's Steward Costume $ 2.99 Alvin is ready for any formal occasion with his Steward costume and matching hairstyle!
Alvin's Swimwear Costume $ 2.99 Bare it all with Alvin's Swimwear costume! It also comes with matching hairstyle and fashionable diving watch.
Attachments: Animal Set $ 0.99 Customize the look of the main cast with some cat, dog, or bunny accessories. Nothing like dressing the part on a lazy day with some droopy ears and tail.
Attachments: Front Hair Set $ 0.99 Customize your character's hairstyles with a set of four different hair bangs. Changing one's fashion can offer a whole new outlook on life.
Attachments: Hero's Sword Set $ 0.99            Brandish one of three legendary swords wielded by heroes of tales past. Asbel's sword from Tales of Graces f, Yuri's sword from Tales of Vesperia, and Luke's sword from Tales of the Abyss. (Please note, these are only for decoration, and are not actual weapons.)
Attachments: Teepo Plushie Set $ 0.99 Nab this set of three different Teepo plushies to hang from different parts of the body. What's cuter than Teepo, you ask? Absolutely nothing. Except more Teepo.
Attachments: Tricorn Hat Set $ 0.99 A set of six tricorn hats distinctly colored to match each main character. Shield your eyes from the sun and look fashionable, all at the same time.
Color Variation Set Free Spice up your gaming experience with an alternate color palette for each main character!
Elize's Idolmaster Costume $ 2.99 Dress Elize up as pop idol Haruka Amami from Idolmaster! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Elize's Maid Costume $ 2.99 Elize is looking prim and proper with her Maid costume, hairstyle, and hat!
Elize's Mint Costume $ 2.99 Elize dresses the part as Mint Adenade from Tales of Phantasia! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Elize's School Costume $ 2.99 It's time to go to school with Elize's School costume and matching pigtails. Wear it to change the music in battle.
Elize's Swimwear Costume $ 2.99 Have a swim with Elize's Swimwear costume! It also comes with matching hairstyle, floatie, and Mieu doll.
Jude's Leon Costume $ 2.99 Jude dresses the part as Leon Magnus from Tales of Destiny! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Jude's School Costume $ 2.99 Hit the books with Jude's School costume! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Jude's Steward Costume $ 2.99 Jude is ready to serve in his Steward costume and proper hairstyle!
Jude's Swimwear Costume $ 2.99 Get ready for the beach with Jude's Swimwear costume! It also comes with matching hairstyle and accessories.
Leia's Farah Costume $ 2.99 Leia dresses the part as Farah Oersted from Tales of Eternia. Wear it to change the music in battle.
Leia's Idolmaster Costume $ 2.99 Dress Leia up as pop idol Hibiki Ganaha from Idolmaster! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Leia's Maid Costume $ 2.99 Leia looks the part with her Maid costume, refined hairstyle, and headdress!
Leia's School Costume $ 2.99 Look like the girl next door with Leia's School costume! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Leia's Swimwear Costume $ 2.99 Nothing like a healthy tan with Leia's Swimwear costume. It also comes with matching hairstyle and sports cap.
Level Up +10 (1) $ 4.49 All members gain 10 levels (max level is 99).
Level Up +10 (2) $ 4.49 All members gain 10 levels (max level is 99).
Level Up +5 (1) $ 2.99 All members gain 5 levels (max level is 99).
Level Up +5 (2) $ 2.99 All members gain 5 levels (max level is 99).
Level Up +5 (3) $ 2.99 All members gain 5 levels (max level is 99).
Level Up +5 (4) $ 2.99 All members gain 5 levels (max level is 99).
Milla's Dhaos Costume $ 2.99 Milla dresses the part as Dhaos from Tales of Phantasia! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Milla's Idolmaster Costume $ 2.99 Dress Milla up as pop idol Takane Shijou from Idolmaster! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Milla's Maid Costume $ 2.99 Milla is changing up her look with her Maid costume and twin hair buns!
Milla's School Costume $ 2.99 Make a statement with Milla's School costume! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Milla's Swimwear Costume $ 2.99 It's time to show it off with Milla's Swimwear costume! It also comes with matching hairstyle and hat.
Rowen's Barbatos Costume $ 2.99 Rowen dresses the part as Barbatos Goetia from Tales of Destiny 2. Wear it to change the music in battle.
Rowen's Butler Costume $ 2.99 Rowen truly plays the part in his Butler costume and matching hairstyle!
Rowen's School Costume $ 2.99 The key is to look both sharp and laid back with Rowen's School costume! Wear it to change the music in battle.
Rowen's Swimwear Costume $ 2.99 Rowen's Swimwear costume is perfect for a nice stroll on the beach. It also comes with matching hairstyle and diving helmet.
Sample Material Set Free Get a head start in your material collection with a sample of every type of material in the game. Why start with zero when you can get something for free!
Idolmaster Theme See notes You can unlock this by purchasing the three Idolmaster costumes for Elize, Leia, and Milla respectively.
Note...
  • Purchased items will be automatically installed upon boot-up of the game.
  • Access the Downloadable Content section (right most header) of the Items Menu to unlock purchase.

For the gald and Level Up DLC...

  • This can only be utilized once per playthrough, and cannot be reversed upon activation.
  • Excess over the maximum capacity will be discarded upon use.
  • The DLC pack cannot be utilized if player has already reached the maximum amount.

For the Costume DLC...

  • Scroll down to the Attachments section of the Equipment Menu to equip costumes and attachments.
  • Equipped attachments can be modified by pressing the START button in the Attachments section of the equipment Menu.

Controls


Map Controls

Battle Controls

Character Selection

After setting all of your options and watching the intro movies, you'll need to choose your main character. The story is very much the same for both; there are just small differences between Jude's and Milla's viewpoints at certain points of the story, and you only see the viewpoint of the character you control; if they're separated, you'll see what the other did not. The only other major difference is that a different battle theme plays depending on your character; I believe Jude's is far better.


Jude Mathis

A kind, clever medical student who left home to attend school in the capital city. Poised to graduate, Jude is eager to find his purpose in life.

If you choose Jude, then start following along here: Jude's Beginning


Milla Maxwell

A mysterious young woman accompanied by four unseen beings. She comes across as calm, collected, and wise beyond her years.

If you choose Milla, then start following along here: Milla's Beginning




Chapter 1

The story starts here in Fennmont! Even though there are two different characters, as stated before, a playthrough will be very similar. Notes will be included throughout the walkthrough to let you know when something character-specific needs to be made known.

Note...

Press R1 (the Navi Button) on the field to view your current objective. You can also check your current objective or read a detailed synopsis of the story from the Event List on the menu.

Also, keep in mind that you can Quick Save anywhere; you can only store one Quick Save file at a time, so be sure to use Memory Rings regularly when you come across them for multiple saves.


Fennmont, Spirit-lit Seat of Kings


Fennmont, northern half.

Fennmont, southern half.
Items / Equipment / Treasures
[_] Orange Gel
[_] Class Credit Form
[_] Life Bottle
[_] 100 gald
[_] Apple Gel

Talim Medical School

From the start here in the Teaching Wing, head west just a bit to find a row of lockers; examine the left side of them to find Orange Gel. Feel free to talk to the NPC's around here (though it is a bit odd not to be able to talk to everyone; just the ones with smileys above their heads; the smileys will have open mouths if you haven't talked to them yet, and close mouths if you have), then make your way east to the Student Services area. Nothing of note in here, so continue outside. You can press SQUARE to see your map and all the places you can go, but for now, you can only head north and enter the Reception area to your west.

After a quick scene, you'll receive the Class Credit Form. Head southwest into the Outpatient Wing, then move to the end of the hall to Examination Room 5 to advance the story. After the scene, go back into the Examination Room and check the desk for a Life Bottle, then leave the building to be on our way to find Professor Haus. You can explore a bit more now -- but not by much.

Return to the Student Services building, and you should see a man sitting in a chair just to the east of the entrance. He should have a green (!) above his head; this signifies a Sub Event, so talk to him to unlock your first one: The Cycle of Rieze Maxia. Make sure to check out all Sub Events as you go along for more tidbits to the story, as well as shots at some Titles! From there, continue back to the Teaching Wing where you first started to find another Sub Event: Rumors About Jude. Once you've seen both Sub Events, head back outside to the three-way split to the east and take the southeastern path to the Central Plaza. Note the Memory Rings as you come across them; save often, and in different files, just to be safe.

First, make your way northwest and into the Hotel Fenntasia - Lobby. Ride the elevators at the end of the hall to the 3F Hallway and check both rooms up here. Room 302 has 100 gald in an urn beside the door, and Room 303 has Apple Gel in the dresser beside the bed. Return to the Plaza and move southwest next, entering the Samsara Trading Post 1F; it is here where you'll find all of the shops in one handy place! (Don't worry about buying anything though; the money will be better used later, and we'll also find/acquire these items soon enough anyway.)

Head back out to the Plaza and continue south to the Research District. Here, you'll find another Sub Event just to your west: Spiritual Arte Failure. Afterward, continue following along the path to the southwest for a scene with the guards. Start heading back toward the school for another scene, and you'll be inside the Laforte Research Center - Sewer Tunnel 1.

Note...

Even though the next section is titled 'Milla's Beginning', continue reading anyway; if you're playing as Jude, this section will still apply to you, as this is where the two stories merge. From here on out, anything Jude or Milla specific will be pointed out.


Laforte Research Center


Laforte Research Center.
Items / Equipment / TreasuresMonster / Bestiary Entries
[_] Cape [_] Chamomile [_] Sol Cat
[_] Orange Gel x2 [_] 400 gald [_] Fennmont Sentry
[_] Apple Gel x3 [_] 500 gald [_] Spirit Artes Researcher
[_] Research Center Key [_] Apple Gel x2 [_] Girl in Red (!)
[_] Enemy Book (Milla) [_] Orange Gel
[_] Item Book (Milla) [_] Kresnik Key (Milla)
[_] Life Bottle

(!) = BOSS BATTLE #01

Jude Mathis - Starting Items / EquipmentMilla Maxwell - Starting Items / EquipmentItems both Jude & Milla begin with
Iron GauntletsRapierApple Gel x3
Knit CapIron CircletOrange Gel x2
Leather GuardTrenchcoatLife Bottle
Normal Hairstyle (Jude)Normal Hairstyle (Milla)Battle Book
Normal Attire (Jude)Normal Attire (Milla)1000 gald
Item Book
Enemy Book

Sewer Tunnels
Note...
  1. As you explore dungeons and towns throughout the game, you will come across sparkling/twinkling points, as well of bags of loot. These things will give you a random item/material/gald/etc., and will also appear somewhat randomly; sometimes they appear, sometimes they do not. Because of the randomness of these items, they will not be covered in the walkthrough; just be sure to keep an eye out for them as you explore.
  2. Obsessed with skits? Don't use any Gels till you get to Xian Du. Recommended for NG+ only.

In the northernmost part of the "H" hallway you're in is a chest containing Cape, so be sure to grab it before proceeding to Sewer Tunnel 2. In this area, you will find your first battle; you can skip the tutorial if you like, which is a blessing to any Tales veteran; otherwise, pay close attention to learn the basics. After the battle, carry on to the next Sewer Tunnel (3 for Milla, 4 for Jude.) At the end of the area, you'll have another fight and tutorial. Afterward, climb the nearby ladder to Sector 2.

Sector 2

Near the door in the easternmost corner is a chest containing Orange Gel x2. From there, climb the stairs to the elevated central corridor and continue northwest; in the octagon-shaped structure up the stairs is a chest full of Apple Gel x3. Use the nearby Memory Ring, then climb the smaller stairs beside the Memory Ring itself. Continue through the northern door for a scene and your first boss battle.



Girl in Red (LV. 05)
HPP.ATKP.DEFA.ATKA.DEF
Easy2100111136117111
Normal3000161196169159
Moderate4500192234202191
Hard7500241294253239
Unknown12000322392338319
WeaknessesWind
StrengthsEarth

Part 1: This part is for Jude only, leading to it being a two part battle. This first battle you're meant to lose, so go ahead and let her take you out (unless you want a lengthy, meaningless challenge.) The second part of the battle is fought by both regardless of who you're controlling.

Part 2: Milla is super overpowered. Unless you're on a harder difficulty, even if Red staggers you a lot, there shouldn't be a problem mopping the floor with her. If you're not already controlling her, just use L1 and her directional button to take control of her, then spam Sylph or Undine using LEFT STICK + UP (or + RIGHT) to wipe her out. Hopefully you're quick enough and Jude wins some EXP as well.

EXPGald
250500

If you need additional help, watch this boss fight on YouTube using the link below, or through the embedded video above!
http://youtu.be/nZU5eWdiQ4k
Video provided by OmegaEvolution (videos may contain spoilers!)


You will get the Research Center Key, as well as the Title Research Center Intruder after the battle.

Note...

For those playing Milla, you will receive the Enemy Book and Item Book as well.


Leave the room for another tutorial about Lilium Orbs. Feel free to develop the grid however you like, as it's pretty flexible! A Backdated Future pretty much leans toward building the STR and HP to begin with, but stays within the beginning levels of the grid to keep them balanced as he goes. Once he get the first two levels done, he goes outward to the third level, then the fourth and so on. You can also Auto-Level by pressing SELECT; if you don't want to put much thought into it and worry about other aspects of the game, then go ahead and do this. Drache took this lazy approach and she's a happier person for it. :D Do you want to be a happy person?

When you regain control, open the chest to the south for a Life Bottle. Enter the room Laboratory 06 to claim a Chamomile up the ladder. Leave, head downstairs and toward the door at the northwest end of the room to reach Sector 3.

Sector 3

The far western corner near the octagon-shaped platform has a chest containing 400 gald end. Do not enter the nearest door to the east yet; you will miss some items. Instead, go up the stairs to the central corridor, then continue up the smaller set that lead up to the next level to the southeast. Enter Laboratory 12 and climb the ladder inside for a chest containing 500 gald. To the far northeast, open the two chests to the northeast for Apple Gel x2 and Orange Gel. Now, head for the first door you ignored back on the ground floor along the southeastern wall, Laboratory 04 for a scene...

And finally, the game's opening! Progress! Milla has now been nerfed, but we're sure you figured that out. :) Her skills are also vastly different.

Fennmont
Note...

If you're playing as Milla, you'll acquire the Kresnik Key automatically.

There's nothing to do here after the battle, so continue to the next screen. The red dots on the map are enemies you can fight, and green ones are people you can talk to, so feel free to fight/chat. When you're ready, you need to go to the Seahaven, so head north to the Talim Medical School. As Jude suggested, head toward the eastern exit to reach Fennmont Seahaven. Watch the series of events, and you'll eventually regain control in the Aladhi Seahaven.


Aladhi Seahaven / Trail


Aladhi Seahaven.
Items / Equipment / TreasuresMonster / Bestiary Entries
[_] Life Bottle [_] Prickle Spider
[_] Apple Gel [_] Wolf
[_] 600 gald [_] Goblin
[_] Saffron [_] Merfish (SE)
[_] Weird Fragment x4 [_] Crab Man (SE)
[_] Boots [_] Axe Beak (SE)
[_] Item Sphere [_] Fleet Mare (SE)
[_] 2000 gald
[_] Wood Chunk x10
[_] Jet Black Feather x5
[_] Apple Gel x2

Alvin - Starting Equipment
Broadsword
Leather Helm
Hard Mail
Normal Hairstyle (Alvin)
Normal Attire (Alvin)

You are introduced to Sub Events as you arrive; anyone with a green (!) icon will have something for you to do (if you're playing as Jude, you've already done a few.) Right in front of you is one such person; talk to her to proceed the story. (Rather than actually unlocking a Sub Event, this continues the main event.) Feel free to check out the shops while you're here as well, if you'd like to upgrade your equipment.

Note...

To unlock more items in the shops, you need to increase your shop level. This normally rises along with just shopping, but you can also either contribute gald or donate materials to the shops to earn points towards higher levels in a quicker fashion. Some shops will give you a bonus depending on the type of materials you donate to them. The higher the shop level, the better quality goods you can buy, and the cheaper the items will get.

For donating to increase the level, if you plan to donate materials, then it's probably best to wait until you've completed the Sub Events in the area, just in case you are asked for a material that may not come by very easily. This next area is handled quite easily with your default equipment, so you may want to wait until your return.

Once you're ready, head northeast to the Aladhi Trail.


Aladhi Trail. Larger map: ---> http://f77.us/010f.png
Aladhi Trail - South Region

You'll be introduced to Linking upon arrival. When you regain control, make your way north and east for a forced skit (There's a Town Around Here). Continue hugging the eastern wall for a chest containing Life Bottle. Since you can't continue in this direction, follow the northern wall back west. By the two trees southwest of there is a chest containing Apple Gel. From there, continue northwest and look for a chest in an alcove to the northeast for 600 gald. Continue northwest to the next area.

Aladhi Trail - West Branch

Follow along the northern wall, and you'll reach a chest containing Saffron in the shadow of trees at the western end of this section. Make your way back east, then as the path narrows to the south, look for a chest along the eastern wall next to a tree for Weird Fragment x4. Once you have that, continue along the southern path until you reach a dead-end with the monsters we were looking for. Don't worry; it's just another tutorial battle; this one is for Over Limit.

Afterward, check the chest directly ahead of you for some Boots; be sure to equip them on someone. When you're ready, head back to the Seahaven.

Aladhi Seahaven

Note...
  1. Now that you can use Auto Items... don't turn them off! It can definitely be annoying to have your Apple Gels get eaten, but there is a trophy attached to 400 auto item uses.
  2. Make sure that your AI allies activate their skills (Jude's Restore, Milla's Bind, Alvin's Breaker) 150 times for a series of trophies. This one can take a while, so make sure to link with everyone from time to time.
  3. As the player, use each character's special skills (Snap Pivot, Spirit Shift, Charge) 150 times for even more trophies.
  4. For pretty much any trophy you can get, there is a title that demands a higher number. There are no trophies attached to getting all titles, so don't feel obligated to, for instance, Snap Pivot 450 times.
  5. Once you can buy food, never fight without it again. You need 800 encounters and you need to consume food 800 times, both for trophies.
  6. Shop levels max out at 100. Yep, that's another trophy.

Head back and talk to the client for an Item Sphere and 2000 gald. Head to the inn; after the scene, you'll finally be able to buy from the Food Vendor. Food lasts several battles, at least, so you don't need to totally break the bank to buy a bunch (...though you can only have one of each food item). Do increase the shop levels often so you can get more items and discounts.

Head to the town's exit to get Alvin back. Now it's time for more sub events! Right behind you to the southwest are two clients for the Sub Events The Legendary Flavor and The Monster Lies. A third client, located at the northern tip of the area, is attached to Fruit Seller. Please click the links if you need help with those events. Remember to return to clients after you've killed monsters to reap your rewards. (You have to proceed before getting a Porange, so don't worry about the fruit yet for the last Sub Event.) Just head to the trail.

Aladhi Trail - South Region

The path to the northeast is clear now, so unless you want to bash in monster skulls, proceed that way to the next area.

Aladhi Trail - North Region

As you come to the split path just to the north, look just to the left of the large rock formation for a chest with Wood Chunk x10. From there, head all the way east for a chest containing Jet Black Feather x5, then continue north along the eastern wall to find another chest, this one with Apple Gel x2. After exploring the rest of the area for fights and extra random treasures, make your way to the far north to arrive in the next town, Hamil.


Hamil, Orchard Frontier


Hamil.
HamilGalia Trail
Items / Equipment / Treasures Items / Equipment / Treasures Monster / Bestiary Entries
[_] Mysterious Jewel [_] 900 gald [_] Fleet Mare
[_] Napple [_] Bandage [_] Insect Plant
[_] Wild Bird Egg x3 [_] Life Bottle [_] Axe Beak
[_] 300 gald [_] Orange Gel x2 [_] Tortoise
[_] Apple Gel [_] Pudding Cake (Small)
[_] Life Bottle [_] Stun Bracelet
[_] 2000 gald
[_] Orange Gel

Note...

The random junk you find in drawers and nightstands? Yeah, that counts as a treasure chest by the in-game counter, and thus they count toward a trophy for opening 300 chests.

Head to the southwest corner of the area for a scene introducing you to Aifread's Treasures, and you get Mysterious Jewel. Henceforth, almost every new area will have two of his treasures for you to find, to a total of 61; 50 of those are needed for a trophy. You can get a Napple and Wild Bird Egg x3 in the nearby residence on the northwestern side of town... Thief. Enter the Mayor's house and check the counter/dresser on the eastern side of the house (near the stairs and under a window) for 300 gald. Head upstairs and check the bed in Room 2 for an Apple Gel, and the nightstand in Room 1 for Life Bottle.

Now go ahead and talk to the Mayor to rest for the night. Afterward, head to the western side of town and toward the Galia Trail to meet Elize, then hit the trail.

Galia Trail - East Region

Galia Trail. Larger map: ---> http://f77.us/012f.png

To the southwest of where you start at the base of a tree is 900 gald. Follow the path through the bottleneck and look at the circle of trees at the southernmost tip of the area. Check the south side of one of the trees for your first Aifread's Treasure, Bandage. Follow the wall west as it goes north to claim a Life Bottle, then head to the northern wall and follow it for Orange Gel x2. Head to the West Region.

Galia Trail - West Region

Follow the northern wall to a Pudding Cake (Small), then head to the southeast corner for a Stun Bracelet. From there, head north along the eastern wall and look at the second rock along the way for Aifread's Treasure, 2000 gald. Near the end of the path is an Orange Gel. Continue to the next area.


Kijara Seafalls


Kijara Seafalls.
Items / Equipment / TreasuresMonster / Bestiary Entries
[_] Meat Sauce Pasta (Small) [_] Pet Dragon [_] Ribbit
[_] 700 gald [_] Bronze Helm [_] Polwigle
[_] Jasmine [_] Life Bottle [_] Crab Man
[_] Melange Gel [_] Guardian Emblem [_] Merfish
[_] Heal Bangle [_] Coastal Mandragora
[_] Jet Black Feather x6 [_] Greater Demon (!)

(!) = BOSS BATTLE #02


East Beach

Check out the south side of the body of water for Meat Sauce Pasta (Small), then scale the first cliff to the southwest and head south for 700 gald. Continue up the next cliff and follow the oval all the way around for Jasmine. Now drop into the western area to proceed.

Central Area

Head to the southern cave for a Melange Gel, and ignore the cliffs for now. Go through the northwestern mini-tunnel to the other side of the rock wall. Turn around; on the northern end of the rock wall is one of Aifread's Treasures, Pet Dragon. The only other thing in this area is a chest to the west containing a Bronze Helm. Be sure to equip it!

Now go back to the beginning of the area and climb the cliffs near the cave; there is a chest to the west containing Heal Bangle. Jump down the southeastern cliffs to reach ground level again. From the bottom, turn north to find a chest in the wall's cavity -- it has Jet Black Feather x6. Carry on to the next area... for a nice surprise.



Greater Demon (LV. 08)
HPP.ATKP.DEFA.ATKA.DEF
Easy9800271280209197
Normal14000388402300282
Moderate21000465481359338
Hard35000582603450424
Unknown56000777804600565
WeaknessesFire
StrengthsWater

This boss comes attached to a tutorial about linked artes. You might as well try chaining on this boss, as he isn't particularly difficult at the beginning. His movements start slow enough that you can tell, most of the time, when to guard. He does have two attacks he'll start spamming that both hit a wide circular range; you'd better run if he starts it. He'll thrust his antennas into the ground when he activates either of them; the difference between them is that one attack follows its target (probably you), and the other is short range.

To deal some decent damage, control Milla and use her Fireball in conjunction with either Alvin's Tiger Blade to land Hell Pyre, or Jude's Soaring Vortex for Aerial Fire. (If you have Jude's Steel and Milla's Flame Ring, then that does even more damage, though it's a bit harder to get Jude to cooperate.) Link with Alvin on occasion when he's needed to break the Demon's guard, and use Jude for normal attacks when Milla's TP runs low and he's not needed for healing. Depending on the difficulty, if you don't like playing healer, it's worth it to take control of Milla, since you'll likely be healing more often than not.

One of the cute things about ailments in this game is that if your linked partner gets one, you get one too. So watch out for weak. Oh, and don't be a dummy like Drache was. Upgrade your equipment. ;)

EXPGaldDropped Items
400800Poison Ward

If you need additional help, watch this boss fight on YouTube using the link below, or through the embedded video above!
http://youtu.be/2-LU1pIinjs
Video provided by OmegaEvolution (videos may contain spoilers!)


Carry on up the nearby cliff to the next area.

West Beach

Go up the cliff, then drop down the southern side for a Life Bottle. Afterward, turn around and claim Aifread's Treasure to the west, a Guardian Emblem, from the wall. Go up the cliff again, then down the cliffs to the west for a scene.

The game takes you to the Memory Ring. Instead of progressing, head backward and take the northern trail to find Apple Gel x3. Now, head to the next town.


Note...

Pick up ALL the Mysterious Jewels; they're for a late game sub event. Stuff you find in towns isn't necessarily junk!

Check out the piggies. They're actually rappigs. :) Secondly, don't go to Xagut Floodmeadow unless you want to die. The enemies are high enough level to hand your ass to you in one hit.

Near the exit you wind up by is a guy with a request -- Incoming Monster, then go inside the nearby house (Ivar's House) and pilfer 500 gald. The next building, Residence 3, has an Apple Gel. Head across the northern bridge going east to get Temporal Wind Stone at the altar, then take the request, Offerings for Milla, from the person standing next to it. Further east, Residence 2 has a Mysterious Jewel inside.

The second altar is just south of here, containing Temporal Earth Stone. Next to the item shop is an old guy you can talk to for The Myth of Maxwell sub-event. Near the exit to the east is the request, Something Tasty. You should be able to fulfill this request immediately, assuming you got the Napple in Hamil. Check inside Residence 1 for Sandwich (Small). Check out the squiggly path on the south end of the map; jump down from the bridge to the rocks on the river and check the altar for Temporal Water Stone. Then, west of the bridge, is the final altar and Temporal Fire Stone.

With that in hand, off to the Nia Khera Spiritway to the west.


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