Lunar: The Silver Star Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated: June 4, 1996
Compiled by Lou Arruda (aka "Dragonmaster Lou," Dragonmaster@brown.edu)
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OK, here is a FAQ I put together for Lunar: The Silver Star. I don't know if
there is any other Lunar FAQ around, so if there is tell me about it and I'll
put it here as well. That said, here go the questions and answers.
Q: I just got the Dragon Diamond and I'm trying to cross the bridge to
Saith, but it's broken. What do I do now?
A: First of all, go back to Burg and talk to everyone. They'll tell
you to go see the woodcutter, who lives just north of the bridge
along the river. Once you see the woodcutter, he tells you to get
his axe from the Weird Woods so that he can repair the bridge. Go
northwest from the shed and you'll get to the Woods. Give the
woodcutter the axe, then head back to town. Make sure at some point
you talk to both shopkeepers in Burg and try to sell the Diamond to
both of them. Talk to your parents as well, if you say the right
thing to your Mom, she'll give you some spending money.
Q: How do I get to Black Rose Street, and how do I awaken Alex's
A: Head west from the southwest corner of Meribia, and you'll cross
"through" the wall to Black Rose Street. At the northernmost point
of Black Rose Street is a magic shop where you'll run into Nash
again. You can get your magic awakened in here.
Q: I've become a Dragonmaster, but can't enter the Grindery. Why?
A: Make sure you have ALL the Dragon items equipped, including the
Dragon Wings you got from Quark the White Dragon.
Q: At this point I am stuck in and around Meribia. I have tried
selling the Diamond and not selling the Diamond and it doesn't seem
to make a tremendous difference. What now?
A: Have you gone to the jewelry store, the one with a jewel on the sign
next to the door? If you sell it there, the storekeeper will steal
the jewel from you instead of buying it. You then follow the store
keeper in the sewers, but once there the guard tells you you need
magic to be able to fight the monsters in the sewers. Now go to
Black Rose Street to get your magic powers awakened. By the way, if
you have a Flamer spell instead of the simple Flame spell, the
sewers get much easier. They get even easier in the case of the
Water Dragon monster if you have a Flame Bomb spell. You should be
able to level up high enough to get these spells if you do like I
did and cruise around just outside Meribia until you have enough
cash to upgrade all your weapons and armor to Meribia's best.
Q: I can't get Mel's help or approval when I first get to Meribia.
A: You don't really ever get Mel's help or approval. His purpose in
the game is so that something bad will happen to him that will make
Jessica permanently join your party, and that doesn't take place
until much later from this point.
Q: I can't find Jessica or Kyle in Nanza.
A: Jessica isn't in Nanza. She's supposedly at the Shrine of Althena
east of Meribia, but when you first get there she isn't there.
You'll find her in Lann later on after someone in Vane sends you on
a mission there. As for Kyle, you won't find him in Nanza until
much later in the game. Don't worry, when you're told to go to
Nanza you'll find him there.
Q: I have found Lann and the transport to Vane but it won't let me
A: Like I said earlier in the FAQ, after you visit Vane you'll be sent
on a mission to Lann, so don't worry too much about that town for
now. Before you can transport to Vane you need to have Nash back in
your party. He'll rejoin you after you capture the storekeeper that
stole your diamond and ran into the Meribian sewers. The first time
you go to Vane, you'll have to pass through a long maze to test your
magic skill. If you have a Flame Bomb or better spell going in, you
should do fine, though higher levels and spells will make it easier.
Q: I'm in the cave on Lann island looking for the evil Dragonmaster
Zoc, but I've explored every inch of the cave and still can't see
him. I found a stairway, but that leads to a room holding only a
chest, no Dragonmaster.
A: Actually, you almost found him. If you head south from that cave
where you found the chest, you'll run into what seems to be a dead
end. However if you press around the southern wall you'll find a
secret door that will take you to Dragonmaster Zoc. This one alone
stumped me for months as well. Now go get that imposter!
Q: How do I get to Luna/Althena after beating Ghaleon the 2nd time
without getting zotted after the 2nd lightning bolt?
A: Use Alex's harp, it reduces damage caused by the bolts, and restores
Q: How come when I finish the game, it says "Oops, too long."?
A: This was an outtake from the dubbing of the game. The actress
accidently took to long speak her part, and said that at the end.
WD decided to keep it in the game as a joke.
Q: It's been years since I last played Lunar, but all this talk about
the game made me remember there was one thing I wasnt able to figure
out, which is how do you open those chests which were locked? Did
anyone find out?
A: Once you get the Thieve's Crest from the locked chest in Reza (you
need this to enter the Bazaar), you can open any locked red chest in
Q: I'm in the Black Dragon cave and I can't get past floor B3. I got
Dyne's Sword and the Hero's Crest, but can't go to the next level.
A: Did you get the Hero's Seal from and old man you found in the cave?
If so, then you've only gotten to part one of the cave. Exit the
cave, heal up, stock up, go back to the last town you were in for
directions to the next town, etc. When you finally reach the town
of Marke, show the village elder the seal and he will let you into a
temple which leads to the second half of the Black Dragon Cave.
Tip: stock up on supplies like Silver Lights and Herbs of Althena,
you'll need them down there.
Q: Okay, I have finally became a Dragonmaster. I don't know what to do
next. I guess I am suppose to go to the Grindery, the mobile
castle. But when I get to the top, I keep getting warped out, and
get a message saying that we need reinforcement. I believe that I
have all my dragon equipment on, and can't seems to find anyone who
is willing to help. So what do I do next?
A: It's simple. You need to fight those Lagoon Goons 3 times, after
which Tempest and Fresca come and keep them occupied so you can get
past that doorway.
Q: I got the Red Dragon's Sheild and have passed Meryod. I found
another town and a tower where a man won't let me in to see an
inventor. I also found a tunnel, and a man said that the area
beyond the tunnel was quarantined, and that they were keeping people
out. I'm stuck right now, and I'm hoping for some help. Thanks.
A: OK, sounds like you haven't been to Lyton and the Blue Dragon cave
yet. Lyton is a town a bit to the northeast of Meryod, the
bridgeless town. Everyone in that town sings. Talk to everyone in
that town and one of them will cast a spell that makes stones appear
on the river that can take you to the Blue Dragon Cave, which is
behind a waterfall. Get the Blue Dragon helmet (conserve magic and
stock up on supplies as there is a boss in the Blue Dragon Cave).
After that a bit more to the north east of Lyton is the town of
Tamur, there you'll meet up with Tempest and Fresca, who are from
the town on the other side of that cave that no one will let you in
to, and Laike, who will take you to the inventor's tower and let you
Q: I found the island/turtle that takes you to Damon's Spire, and I
played Alex's Harp, but nothing happens. Do you have to do this in
a special spot or something?
A: All you have to do is stand right near the turtle and hit "A" on
your control pad, and Alex will play the correct tune to wake it up.
Q: I am in Meryod, and the bridge has collapsed, and the old carpenter
only says that he'll fix it tomorrow. Laike also calls me a slacker
as I haven't been the Red Dragon Cave yet. What am I supposed to
A: Have you been to Damon's Spire yet? If you have, use the Dragon
Wings to warp back there and walk west of the Spire to get to the
cave. Once you see the Red Dragon, the bridge will be fixed.
Q: How do I get to the Red Dragon Cave in the volcano? Do you have to
take the tutle island to get there?
A: OK, you gotta get to Damon's Spire first, and that's via the turtle
island. After you've flown the hot-air balloon in Iluk someone in
Meryod's tavern will tell you how to use it. After taking care of
the stuff involving Damon's Spire, and using the Dragon Wings to
warp back to another town to take care of some business you learn
about at the spire, use the Dragon Wings to warp back to the Spire
and from there you can just walk to the Red Dragon Cave.
Q: I have passed through the Nanza Barrier, I know where Iluk, Reza,
and Meryod are. I have got the roots for the inventor and his
helper tells me to find a man in Meryod who has been to see Damon's
Spire. I go to Meryod but the guy is not in the bar and the patrons
there are no help. Also i have collapsed the bridge in Meryod. Ok,
now where is this guy? How do i get him to appear?
A: OK, I'm gonna go step by step here in case you forgot to do
something. When you get to Reza, you gotta get your Dragonwings
back from the Thieves' Bazaar, and you gotta talk to Laike and tell
him the rumors about the Magic Emperor are true, and until he tells
you about the inventor in Iluk. OK, talk to the Rain Cloud guy
until he gives you directions to the Red Dragon Cave, then talk to
the inventor, who asks you to get some vines for him to finish his
hot air balloon from the Eastern Desert. Get the vines for him
(keep fighting the Man-Eating Plants in the Eastern Desert until
they leave behind a Giant Root - you might want to get a who slew of
these as the Man-Eating Plants aren't that tough and you can sell
Giant Roots for 500S apiece). Return to Iluk, give him a Root, and
fly around in his balloon a bit. You'll crash in Reza. After this
head back to Meryod and then finally there should be the guy in the
tavern for you to talk to. As for the collapsed bridge, make sure
you talked to the old carpenter in Meryod about fixing it. It'll be
fixed after you've completed the Red Dragon Cave.
Q: Also in Iluk there is a guy who told me to get the Rain Cloud and I
have. He says to use it to get around the lava at the volcano. I
know where the volcano is, but of course there is no way to get to
A: Once the guy in the taven tells you how to get to Damon's Spire, you
can get to the Red Dragon Cave in the volcano from Damon's Spire.
Q: After I crashed in the hot air baloon ride going to Damon's Spire
how do I get there?
A: To get to Damon's Tower, you need to talk to someone in Meribia
who'll tell you about an island that will move when you play music
or something. Head for the island, hit "A" to play Alex's Harp, and
you'll end up being carried by the "island" to a place within easy
walking distance of Damon's Spire.
Q: Where is Master Myght?
A: He's near Tamur. When you get there Laike will take you to see him.
Q: How do I beat the Dragon Angels in Althena's Tower?
A: Yeah, better late than never. Hmm, ok, those monsters are not
really monsters (in the true sense), they're the Dragon Angels,
basically Althena's assistants and they're testing you to see if
you're worthy to be Dragonmaster. Of course it doesn't matter who
they are if they keep kicking your butt. OK, here are some tips.
Heal your self up totally before you fight them. Make sure you have
some healing items and/or Silver Lights equipped. Keep pounding
them with Dragon Quake until you run out of MP. One you do run out
of MP, either slash them with your sword or use the spell built-in
to Dyne's Sword. A tip is that between turns if your getting
pounded (but still in decent shape), use the FLEE command to try to
get some breathing room and keep repeating.
Q: Any cheesy ways to make a quick buck?
A: Another way to make money is in Meribia, when you get things for
free from Ramus' shop, you can buy the most expensive items, and
then sell them back to the shop. Of course, at this point in the
game, you don't really need money, so forget it.
Q: I heard there was a way to get Nall to fight. Is this true:
A: Ok, this is how to get Nall to fight. Make Kyle get to level 99
first. Then get in a fight, and make everyone flee but not Kyle.
Make him use his Fastcut skill. You might have to make everyone
run, but try these ways. Then Nall will come up to fight, he has
no magic but he can attack.
OK, it's a short FAQ, but I haven't seen that many questions other than these
on the net, or can't remember them anyway. If there's anything else you
think should be listed here, or if you have a question that isn't answered on
the FAQ, email me and I'll be glad to add and/or answer it.