______ ___ ___ /\__ _\ /\_ \ /'___\ \/_/\ \/ __ \//\ \ __ ____ ___ /\ \__/ \ \ \ /'__`\ \ \ \ /'__`\ /',__\ / __`\ \ ,__\ \ \ \/\ \_\.\_ \_\ \_/\ __//\__, `\ /\ \_\ \ \ \_/ \ \_\ \__/.\_\/\____\ \____\/\____/ \ \____/\ \_\ \/_/\/__/\/_/\/____/\/____/\/___/ \/___/ \/_/ __ __ /\ \/\ \ __ \ \ \ \ \ __ ____ _____ __ _ __ /\_\ __ \ \ \ \ \ /'__`\ /',__\/\ '__`\ /'__`\/\`'__\/\ \ /'__`\ \ \ \_/ \/\ __//\__, `\ \ \_\ \/\ __/\ \ \/ \ \ \/\ \_\.\_ \ `\___/\ \____\/\____/\ \ ,__/\ \____\\ \_\ \ \_\ \__/.\_\ `\/__/ \/____/\/___/ \ \ \/ \/____/ \/_/ \/_/\/__/\/_/ \ \_\ \/_/ Sub-Quest and Secret Mission Guide Version 3.0 Author: Geoff Rostant October 27, 2008 TarnoxForever@yahoo.ca Table of Contents: I. Introduction <IN00> II. Version History <VH00> III. Legal Stuff <LS00> IV. The Side Quests <SQ00> - Wonder Reporter <SQ01> - Gigantos Monsters <SQ02> - Duke <SQ03> - The Monster Book <SQ04> - The Wonder Chef <SQ05> - The Collector's Book <SQ06> - The Brionac <SQ07> - Elucifer's Grave <SQ08> - The Halure Tree <SQ09> - The Dice Master <SQ10> - The Dark Enforcer <SQ11> - Drake <SQ12> - An Old Friend <SQ13> - A Scene in Heliord <SQ14> - The Bunny Guild <SQ15> - Scenes in Kevi Moc <SQ16> - The Warehouses <SQ17> - The Top Dog <SQ18> - Professor Sicily <SQ19> - Scenes in Mantaic <SQ20> - The Cow Boy <SQ21> - Guild Quests <SQ22> - Lower City Friends <SQ23> - A Couple of Titles <SQ24> - Ruin's Gate <SQ25> - Karol's Mystic Arte <SQ26> - The Union <SQ27> - The Waitress Mini-Game <SQ28> - A Scene in Nordopolica <SQ29> - Thinking of Nan <SQ30> - The Monster-Melee's <SQ31> - Leviathan's Claw Invitation <SQ32> - The Hermes Memo <SQ33> - Scene in Myorzo (1) <SQ34> - The Magic Lantern <SQ35> - Repede's Mystic Arte <SQ36> - Obtaining the EX Dungeon <SQ37> - The Fel Arms <SQ38> - The Hot Springs <SQ39> - Sexy Clothing <SQ40> - The False Dein Nomos <SQ41> - The Limited Edition Toys <SQ42> - Judith's Arte <SQ43> - Scene in Myrozo (2) <SQ44> - The Dragon Races <SQ45> - Meteor Swarm <SQ46> - A Scene with Raven <SQ47> - The Sundering Moon <SQ48> - Nam Cobanda <SQ49> - The Seeker <SQ50> - The Rending Drop <SQ51> - The Shouting Contest <SQ52> - Illusion or Reality? <SQ53> - The Final Gale <SQ54> - The Shining Star <SQ55> - Estelle the Nurse <SQ56> - Scene in Aurnion <SQ57> - The Tough Hound <SQ58> - Improving Aurnion <SQ59> - The Invitational Letters <SQ60> - Scene in Tarqaron <SQ61> - The Hope of the Town <SQ62> - The True Knight <SQ63> - The Curious Princess <SQ64> V. The Monster Book Side Quest Guide <MBSQ> VI. Secret Missions <SM00> VII. Credits <CR00> _______________________________________________________________________ I. Introduction <IN00> This guide was created to list all of the sub quests and their subsequent starting times and, if possible, when they need to be completed by. It contains every sub quests in Tales of Vesperia with notes on the time frames in which they need to be done. There are spoilers in here, although I'll try to keep them to a minimum. The section with the secret missions will hold a lot of spoilers so read at your own discretion. _______________________________________________________________________ II. Version History <VH00> 1.0 First submission, contains every sub-quest and all secret missions and strategies on how to do them. It is essentially complete. 2.0 Second submission. Revisions were done to the content to further explain some side quests and to change how it was organized. Expect potentially another update with a more complete Table of Contents for better navigation. 3.0 Final version, only thing after this point is possibly minor tweaks to grammar and slight additions where I have made mistakes/omissions unintentionally and possibly slight clarifications where needed. _______________________________________________________________________ III. Legal Stuff <LS00> This FAQ is copyrighted (C) 2008 by Geoff Rostant. All rights are reserved. This FAQ is not to be distributed unless you are explicitly listed on the distribution list below. Authors that I have quoted retain their own copyright to their words. I use their comments under fair use. Please treat their contributions as having a copyright of their own, and if you quote them, please say so. Distribution List: 1) Myself 2) Gamefaqs.com That's it! All other distribution points are unauthorized. _______________________________________________________________________ IV. The Side Quests <SQ00> *Note: I'm listing the side-quests in order of encounter. As in each quest will appear in the list in the order they appear in the game. Also in each side-quest they are appearing in chronological order unless noted otherwise. They will include all parts to the side-quest so it is possible that reading the whole thing will spoil parts of the game for you. I'll try to not spoil as best as possible but sometimes there's no helping it since the start time needs to be specific to avoid getting confused with earlier times in the game and they can give away some information. *Note: If you wish to complete the Monster Guide side quest and get the title for Karol you need to always have a few spare magic lens on you since bosses and some of the creatures in the event fights are 1- time encounters. The first of these is the Tweedle A and Tweedle B which is essentially the first fight you have. The complete list of the encounters are mentioned below at <MBSQ>. << The Wonder Reporter Side Quest >> <SQ01> To be honest, I never figured out just what the heck the Wonder Reporter was, but it's still kind of funny, in a creepy way. **The Imperial Capital: Zaphias** (Part 1) - Upon heading up to the Royal Quarter you'll encounter a talking wall, this is the first of three encounters with the Wonder Reporter. **The Rising City Heliord** (Part 2) - After Estelle rejoins the party you can check the far corner of the balcony to the right of the Inn for another talking wall. **The Desert Oasis, Mantaic** (Part 3) - There are 2 intersections in Mantaic, the northern one has a stand of trees. If you talk to one of the trees you'll encounter the Wonder Reporter. Yes, he's now a tree. (Wonder Reporter Part 3/3) << The Gigantos Side Quest >> <SQ02> Gigantos are giant monsters that appear in various parts of the world. DO NOT fight any of them until you've done the second part of this side quest. This is a list of them and their location. Hermit Crab - The Weasand of Catos The Medusa Butterfly - The Sands of Korgoh Brucis - The Egothor Forest Griffin - Plains to the east of Yumaju Brutal - Just outside Deidon Hold to the north Posedion - Zaude Fenrir - The Erealumen CrystallandsPterobronc - Mt. Temza Chimera Butterfly - Quoi Woods ** The World Map just after leaving Zaphias for the Time ** (Part 1) - To the south of Zaphias you can find the travelers inn King of Adventure. You can also find this up past Deidon Hold if you miss the one outside Zaphias. This needs to be done before fighting the first Gigantos or beating the final boss. ** After Getting the Ship from Kaufman ** (Part 2) - Northeast of Halure you can find the Traveler's Inn again. Head there and talk to Rich for a scene. This has to be done before killing any Gigantos monsters or Karol won't get his title. ** Any time after killing all 9 Giganto monsters ** (Part 3) - Once you have killed all 9 Giganto monsters head back to the travelers Inn by Halure and speak to Rich for Karol's Valiant Swordsman title. Afterwards head to Capua Torim to speak with Rich's father and report back to Rich. ** After Aurnion has been constructed ** (Part 4) - If you sleep at Traveler's Inn twice you'll get Repede's Shining Fang, Dog Crest and Repede's Ultimate Dog Warrior title << Duke's Side Quest >> <SQ03> Duke is a mysterious character that you know very little about until near the end of the game. This side quest is more really 7 encounters through the first 2 parts of the game that help the character learn a little bit more about Duke, or at least get more interested in him. ** Deidon Hold ** (Part 1) - If you enter the Northeast building, the Chevaliers Station, and head up to the battlements you'll find Duke. This needs to be done before you enter the Magistrate's Palace in Capua Nor. ** The Rising City, Heliord ** (Part 2) - After Estelle rejoins the party you can have another scene with the oh-so loveable Duke by heading to the pool of water just to the left of the entrance of Caer Bocrom. ** Right after leaving Dahngrest after beating Barbos ** (Part 3) - Once you leave Dahngrest after Estelle joins the party head back inside to meet Duke. ** The Coliseum City, Nordopolica ** (Part 4) - After the failed attempt to see the Duce Raven will leave the party. After you sleep for the night and Raven rejoins the party you can find Duke in the reception area of the arena. He'll still be there when you return to see the Duce so there's no rush but you'll want to do it now since another Duke scene is coming up before you return. ** The Weasand of Cados ** (Part 5) - Once you exit the Weasand of Cados into the desert turn around and head back in and head to where the Aer Krene acted up to see a scene with Duke. ** Deidon Hold ** (Part 6) - Just before you go to Zaphias after the first botched rescue attempt head to Deidon Hold and go back to where you first met Duke to find him once again looking out over the plains. ** After you Rescue Estelle ** (Part 7) - Head to the bridge leading to the Magistrate's Palace in Capua Nor to find Duke one last time. << The Monster Book Side Quest >> <SQ04> There's a lot of 1-time events and monsters so I have a separate section for them. Head down to <MBSQ> to get a complete list of creatures you should use a magic lens on the moment you meet them since you may very well never see them again. ** Quoi Woods ** (Part 1) - When you first meet Karol you'll get the Monster Book. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 2) - If you've completed 50% of the Monster Guide head back to Capua Nor and try to head north. You'll encounter Nan and have a scene. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 3) - If you've completed 100% of the Monster Book you can meet Nan in Capua Nor. It's a touching scene in my opinion and Karol will get his Manly Man title. << The Wonder Chef Side Quest >> <SQ05> The Wonder Chef is a unique sort of individual who can seem to be everywhere with no regards to the danger. He's very useful since not only does he give you helpful cooking recipes but once you have and mastered them all everyone gets a title at the end of the side quest. Also, aside from Part 1 and Part 12/13, they can be acquired in any order at any time. Part 1 needs to be done the final dungeon appears and Part 12/13 can only appear after Parts 1-11 have been completed, plus the creation of all off-shoot recipes. ** The City of Scholars, Aspio ** (Part 1) - After entering Aspio for the first time check for far left for a rather out of place object swaying in the ground. Talk to him to get your first recipe. ** The Port Town, Capua Nor ** (Part 2) - There is a yellow duck sitting out in the open across from the Trine Liner Service. Check it out for a recipe. ** The Rising City, Heliord ** (Part 3) - There is something swinging in the window in the interrogation room. Check it out for a new recipe. ** The Den of Guilds, Dahngrest ** (Part 4) - In the Union Headquarters you can find the Wonder Chef in disguise once again, talk to him for another recipe. ** The Tower of Gears, Ghasfarost ** (Part 5) - You'll find the Wonder Chef disguised as a pinwheel in this place, talk to him to learn a recipe. ** After Obtaining the Ship ** (Part 6) - Go to Capua Nor and talk to the women standing in front of the inn to get a recipe. The dialogue differs if you talked to Yuri's friend back in Heliord. You need this recipe to complete the wonder chef side quest. ** The Coliseum City, Nordopolica ** (Part 7) - You can find the Wonder Chef in disguise once again here in the coliseum, talk to him for a recipe. ** The Desert Oasis, Mantaic ** (Part 8) - Near the northern intersection the Wonder Chef is once again in disguise. Talk to him to learn a new recipe. ** The Heartland Town, Yormgen ** (Part 9) - Once again the Wonder Chef is here in disguise. He's in the Inn, just talk to him to receive a recipe. ** The Home of the Krityan, Myorzo ** (Part 10) - You can find the Wonder Chef disguised here as well just east of the entrance. Talk to him for a recipe. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 11-13) - You can find the Wonder Chef in the bottom right corner of town. He's disguised as usual. He'll give you a recipe and disappear. - Once you have all the recipes and off-shoot recipes head to Nordopolica. You can find the Wonder Chef there at the docks, for once NOT in disguise. He'll give you a new recipe the Mabo Curry recipe and an invitation to a cooking competition in Dahngrest. - With all the recipes mastered head to Dahngrest from the west side and talk to the person in a tuxedo in front of the large building there. You'll get swept up in the Cooking Battle. The person you want to enter is whoever has mastered ALL the recipes. It's the only way to guarantee a win. Once you win everyone will get their cooking title. << The Collector's Book Side Quest >> <SQ06> This side quest is long, tedious but as long as Part 2 is done before Taraqon rises it can be completed at any time. It also nets Estelle with a title. ** The City of Scholars, Aspio ** (Part 1) - Once Rita joins your party you can re-enter her house and pick up the Collector's Book on the second floor. Any item you obtain will be written down in here. Nothing can be missed so it's merely time consuming to fill. ** After the 4 Spirits* (Part 2) - You'll want to head to Aspio after you have obtained the 4 spirits but before going to Capua Nor to try and get the scene in the library with the person whose interested in the Collector's Book. This is the last chance you'll be able to do this quest. You could have done it earlier but it may have been harder to obtain 50% of the items. Anyways, with 50% of the items obtained the scene will occur. If it doesn't go get that many because after this point you can't do this side quest because Aspio disappears and goes boom ** Anytime after Part 2 ** (Part 3) - When you have completed 100% of the Collector Book head towards the fountain in Halure. << The Brionac Side Quest >> <SQ07> The Brionac is Judith's best non-Fel Arm weapon. It has a nice skill on it and it's VERY easy to miss. The first 2 parts need to be done as soon as possible; the other ones there's a little bit more lenience with. The Final couple parts will only occur if you did the first two parts whereas all the other scenes can occur regardless. ** The City of Scholars, Aspio ** (Part 1) - After you've cleared Shaikos Ruins check the pile of Blastia in the NW side of the first floor in Rita's house. There should be a little red object mixed in with the pile of blastia. Rita will talk about the Blastia. This needs to be done before going to the Magistrate's Palace in Capua Nor. ** After Ehmead Hill ** (Part 2) - After leaving Ehmead Hill return and approach the broken barrier Blastia. Rita will make a comment about it. This needs to be done before going to the Magistrate's Palace in Capua Nor. ** After Part 1 is Complete ** (Part 3) - Once you leave Dahngrest at the beginning of Part 2 head to the Tower of Gears, Ghasfarost and head into the room where Yuri and Judith were imprisoned for a scene. ** The Port Town, Capua Torim ** (Part 4) - There's a female by the tree tending a small garden just beside the Fortune's Market HQ in Capua Torim, speak to her for a scene. ** The Coliseum City, Nordopolica ** (Part 5) - Speak with the fish seller near the entrance to the city for a scene. ** After getting Ba'ul ** (Part 6) - Talk to the women by the flower garden outside the Fortune's Market building in Capua Torim for a scene. Same women as in Part 4. - Head to Capua Torim and speak to Kaufman at the Fortune's Market building for a scene. - Head to Dahngrest and enter the shop just after the bridge and talk to the shop keeper for another scene. ** After the Rise of Tarqaron ** (Part 7) - Head to Zaphias for a scene and then try to go to the Lower Quarter for another scene. Afterwards head to the Castle and laugh as the scene unfolds. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** (Part 8-10) First 2 events need to be done before Aurnion is completely built. - After sleeping at the Inn in Aurnion there should be a scene with Judith speaking with Kaufman and talking about giving up on finding the Brionac. If you missed the first 2 events in this chain, this is where she gives up and that's that. If sleeping at the inn doesn't trigger it keep trying or leave/re-enter and try again. - After the above event set Rita as the on screen character. Leave and re-enter Aurnion and talk to the guard in front of the Blastia in town twice. Afterwards check the Blastia. - Head to Caer Bocram. Go north and enter the near right house for Judith's Brionac. You may need to sleep if you're doing this right after the previous event. << Elucifer's Grave Side Quest >> <SQ08> This is nothing more than simple side quests that helps flesh out the world a bit more. It's nice to see once but missing it won't deprive you of anything you really need. ** Ehmead Hill ** (Part 1-2) - Near the exit from Ehmead Hill there will be a scene where the party looks out over the ocean. At that cliff there is a rounded stone. If you inspect it you'll get a small scene with the party talking about it. This has to be done before entering the Magistrate's Palace in Capua Nor. - After leaving Ehmead Hill you can return to Halure and talk to the couple near the entrance and there will be a scene. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 3) - You can head to the cliff in Ehmead Hill for a scene. May need to check the stone again. << The Halure Tree Side Quest >> <SQ09> This side quests gets you several things for Estelle and is worth doing because of that. ** Ehmead Hill ** (Part 1) - After you leave Ehmead Hill go back in and return to Halure. The elder of Halure will be up near the tree. Talk to him for a scene. ** After Getting the Ship ** (Part 2) - If you head to Halure and talk to the kids under the tree there will be a scene and Estelle will get an attachment. ** After the Birth of Undine ** (Part 3-4) - If you speak to the kids under the tree in Halure you'll get Estelle's Fairy Tale Weaver title. - After the above event exit and re-enter Halure. Head for the tree again and Estelle will learn Force Field. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 5) - If you enter Halure at this point in the game you'll get one final scene that finishes up the Halure tree quest line. Nothing special just sort of a closure. << The Dice Master Side Quest >> <SQ10> Not really a side quest, just a short little mini-game to get a title for Rita. ** The Port Town, Capua Nor ** - At the far end of Capua Nor there is a guy standing at the window. This is the Dice Master. If you win a game Rita gets a new title. << The Dark Enforcer Side Quest >> <SQ11> This side quest is about someone whose similar to Yuri in his actions, although he's not quite as picky as Yuri. In addition completing this gets Yuri several new artes and probably his best costume title. ** The Port Town, Capua Torim ** (Part 1) - Once you finish the mandatory events in Capua Torim if you try and sleep in the inn you'll get a scene. ** After Getting the Ship ** (Part 2) - If you head to the Noble's Quarter in Zaphias a scene will trigger with Sher. Afterwards chase after him and talk to him again. Head back to the previous screen and talk to the lady sitting on the bench. This will get Yuri his Tiger Blade arte and the Kingdom Celebrity title. ** The Coliseum City, Nordopolica ** (Part 3) - After Raven rejoins the party and you go to head out of town there will be a couple of people talking to each other. They've got glowing lines bouncing around their heads. Talk to them and then rest at the inn for a scene. Yuri will learn the Shining Eagle arte. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 4) - In Mantaic head north and speak with Clay, afterwards head to the Inn and go to sleep. You'll wake up at night so head west for a scene. ** After Rejoining Everyone at the Start of Part 3 ** (Part 5) - If you head to Noble Quarter's in Zaphias you'll get a scene. ** After the Birth of Undine ** (Part 6) - Head for the Noble's Quarter in Zaphias for Yuri's Dark Enforcer title. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 7) - You can check up on how Lune is doing after the Dark Enforcer side quest by heading back to Zaphias. << The Drake Side Quest >> <SQ12> This is a side quest that deals with Estelle's Teacher, Drake. Various titles are given out over the course of it and Estelle's best non-fel arm weapon is reward at the very end of it. ** The Rising City, Heliord ** (Part 1) - When Estelle rejoins the party go back to the Blastia in the center of town and get near the old soldier standing near it to talk to Drake. ** The Coliseum City, Nordopolica ** (Part 2) - On the way north to the coliseum you'll find Drake. Talk to him for a scene. ** After the Death of the Don ** (Part 3) - When you leave the western pub in Dahngrest you'll more than likely meet Drake for the third time. He and Estelle will talk and Estelle will receive an item from Drake. ** After the whole group is back together in Part 3 ** (Part 4) - After the scene with Gauche and Droite in Capua Norim head back in and find the lady they were speaking with. If you donate 500,000 Gald to her and try to leave the city to the west Drake will come by and speak with Estelle. Estelle will get her title Noble Princess. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** (Part 5-7) - In Aurnion if you speak to Drake in the NW corner Yuri will get his Certified Soldier title. - In Aurnion, find Drake at NE for Estelle's Worldly Adventurer title. Must exit and re-enter Aurnion after the above event. - Once Aurnion is fully developed you can talk to Ioder at the western side of the city to get Estelle's best non Fel Arm weapon, the Blue Crystal Rod. << An Old Friend Side Quest >> <SQ13> This is just a quick scene between Yuri and an old friend. It has a minor impact on one of the Wonder Chef quests but that's it. - When Estelle rejoins the party head back and enter the Chevaliers HQ to find one of Yuri's old friends. You can wait until you have Raven for a slightly different dialogue. << A Scene in Heliord >> <SQ14> This is just a quick scene that shows the living condition of the poor folk in Heliord. - After Estelle rejoins the party you can rest at the inn for a scene. << The Bunny Guild Side Quest >> <SQ15> This is a funny quest where an old man wants you to promote his guild. Just collect titles, like we desire and he'll give attachments. It's also linked to an achievement. - In the first room of the union headquarters there's an old man sitting alone in the far back left corner. He's part of the Bunny Guild and will reward you with attachments depending on how many titles you have. You don't need all the titles to get all his rewards, only about 80% of them. << The Scenes of Keiv Moc >> <SQ16> There are a couple of quick events in Keiv Moc, one of which is a prelude to another minor side quest later. Aside from Karol getting a new arte there's nothing special besides character development. - If you head left at the first intersection, or come back around from the right if you go around the circle, you'll encounter 2 scenes almost on top of each other. One gives Karol a new ability, Bug Breath, and the other one is simply a scene about Raven. ------ This is the Beginning of Part 2 ------ ------ Beyond This Point You Have the Ship ------ << The Warehouse Side Quest >> <SQ 17> The Warehouse is a side quest that nets you some useful items and one of Karol's costume titles. ** After Getting the Ship ** (Part 1-2) - There's a warehouse in Capua Torim that you can arrange for 2 Miracle Gels, 3 Limit Bottles, a Spicy Potion and 2000 Gald. - There's a warehouse in Capua Torim that you can arrange for a Power Light, a Golden Horn, 3 Lottery Gels and 2000 Gald. ** The Home of the Krityan, Myorzo ** (Part 3) - You can tidy up the Warehouse here for an Hourglass, an All Divide, Flare Stone, Freeze Stone, Aer Stone, Geo Stone and 2000 Gald. ** After you Rescue Estelle ** (Part 4) - You can arrange the warehouse in Nordopolica; it's near Belius' room, for 3 Specifics, Paralyze Charm, 3 Treats and 2000 Gald. ** After Aurnion is Developed ** (Part 5) - Once Aurnion has been developed you can tidy up the warehouse for 3 Special Gels, a Strange Piece, a Spring Of Knowledge, 2000 Gald and Karol's Warehouse Master title although you'll need to have cleaned all the other warehouses to get the title. << The Top Dog Side Quest >> <SQ18> An odd quest about 2 dogs competing against one another. It's essentially meant to obtain a few key items and some of Repede's titles. ** After Getting the Ship ** (Part 1) - In Capua Torim, go toward the harbor to get the Dog Map and Repede's Fated One title. If you go to Zaphias and talk to the dog near the stairs leading to the Noble Quarter's you can get the Friendship Fur Ball. Also upon 50% completion of the Dog Map, a scene will trigger automatically. It's best to do this side quest once you have Ba'ul, or possibly even later after you complete the Ba'ul racing games since it makes it much easier especially since you can't complete it until Part 2. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** - If you wish to do the Dog Map now is the first time it's actually feasible to attempt it. You can't complete it until much later so you may wish to wait simply due to the nature of the quest. That nature being that Little Wolf will take back territory you gained while you're off doing the main story. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** (Part 2) - Now you can finally complete the Dog Map so this is the time to do it. At 50% you'll get a scene regardless of where you are in the world map, at 85% completion head to Aurnion and head to the western section for a confrontation with Little Wolf. You'll also get an attachment for Repede. At 95% you've essentially won. Head to Zaphias and go down to the tavern in the Lower Quarter. There will be a dog near there and you'll get a scene with Repede where he'll get his title Great Boss. After this you can forget about it, even though Little Wolf will still gradually take land. It'll be at a much slower rate and you already have everything the side quest has to offer. << The Professor Sicily Side Quest >> <SQ19> Professor Sicily is an odd person but he has some really good rewards for his side quest including titles, artes and items. ** After Getting the Ship ** (Part 1-2) - If you head to Halure you can talk to Sicily, the man standing in front of the inn, for a scene and Raven will learn Arrive Derci. - Head to the bridge in Capua Nor to find Sicily. There Raven will learn the Vacanza skill and obtain his Twilight Dreamer title. ** After Rescuing Estelle ** (Part 3) - If you head to the dock in Capua Torim you can meet up with Sicily and he'll modify you ship to allow it to travel through shallows and to check out search points in the ocean. ** After Rejoining Everyone at the Beginning of Part 3 ** (Part 4) - If you go to the dock by the river in the lower section of Heliord you can find Sicily. There will be a scene with him and if you return a little later he'll have a robot by him. Chase the robot to have Karol take him with him. The robot upgrades several of Karol's artes. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 5-6) - In Heliord or Halure you can find Sicily. If Repede is over level 50 he'll get a weapon, the Murakumo, from Sicily. - There are 7 joke weapons you can get from Professor Sicily when you speak to him in Halure. They're rather easy to obtain and here's a list of conditions you need to meet and whose weapon they're attached to: Yuri - Perform a combo with over 200 hits. Judith - Fight in a 1000 battles or more. Rita - Deal over 10,000,000 damage all together in all battles. Estelle - Looked at the grade chart after a battle harder than easy. Repede - Win a battle in 3 seconds or less. Karol - Escape 50 times or more. Raven - Possess, on hand, over 1,000,000 Gald. << The Scenes of Mantaic >> <SQ20> When you first arrive in Mantaic there are a few stand alone scenes. - When you rest at the Inn Judith will learn the Moonlight Talon arte. - When you rest at the Inn you'll get a scene and receive Mother's memento. Make sure to get it since it's required for a secret mission later on. - When you return from Yormgen and are again in control talk to the kids of the parents you saved up by the northern house to receive an Hourglass. << The Cow Boy Side Quests >> <SQ21> This is a weird chain of side quests where you swap your item for his. The first four swaps are pretty lack luster but the last one makes up for it all including obtaining a 1-of-a-kind accessory. ** The Desert Oasis, Mantaic ** (Part 1) - When you return from Yormgen the archway just east of the Inn is no longer blocked. Behind it is a Cow Boy Man thing that wants an Apple Gel. Hand it over to get Milk in return. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 2) - In Mantaic the Cow Boy Thing wants a trident. In return he'll give you Rice, Potato, Onion and Carrot. ** After you Rescue Estelle from Zaphias ** (Part 3) - Speak to the Cow Boy Man Thing in Mantaic and hand over a Poison Charm, a Paralyze Charm and a Stone Charm for 3 Flare Mantles. ** After Rejoining Everyone in Part 3 ** (Part 4) - You can speak to the Cow Boy Man Thing in Mantaic again. This time you'll need to hand over an Hourglass and an All-Divide. You'll get a bunch of different gels in return. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 5) - Head to Mantaic for the final Cow Boy Man Thing quest. If you give him a Silver Edge + 1 Alpha you'll get Spectacles, Krona Symbol, Blue Dice, Reverse Doll, Holy Avenger, Super Electric Yoyo, Dragon Helm, Paladin Mantle, Black Onyx, Special Gel, Red Sage, Hourglass, Alexandrite and Reverse Doll. A good deal if I ever saw one. << The Brave Vesperia Guild Quests >> <SQ22> These quests are long, tedious and while you earn Gald for completing them it's not very much. However it really develops and fleshes out the guild Brave Vesperia so it's a must for first time players. The only good thing about it is that the very last part gives Rita one of her best non fel arm weapons. Just a word of warning a head of time. Cook, a lot, since the last quest requires a cooking recipe that's an off-shoot recipe of an off-shoot recipe. While they're not hard to get, you can only cook after a battle or sleeping so it can take awhile. ** The Desert Oasis, Mantaic ** (Part 1) - There is a man near the second intersection that is dressed in a suit. Talk to him to get the first guild quest. That man sends you to talk to someone standing near the entrance to Mantaic. Talk to that person who sends you on a delivery quest. You need to head to the Inn in Capua Torim. Your entire party needs to be there for it to activate so more than likely you won't finish this until after you get Ba'ul, especially since it makes it so much easier. When you have the scene in Capua Torim return to the man in Mantaic to get 3000 Gald in. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 2) - You can talk to the bartender in the pub in Dahngrest to get your second guild quest at this time. It will have you speak to a woman named Rhianna at the Inn in Dahngrest. Leave the inn and head to the bridge, there will be a scene. Afterwards head to the lower part of Heliord and talk to the girl a little ways north of the dock. If you trade a Tiny Bird Feather you'll get the necklace. Take the Necklace back to Rhianna to complete the guild quest. No money this time :(. ** After Everyone Rejoins you in Part 3 ** (Part 3-5) - Speak to the person at the east entrance to Dahngrest. He'll send you to his friend at the docks in Capua Torim. That guy, the same guy you brought the book to in the first guild quest, sends you BACK to Dahngrest to speak to Rhianna about Everlight. After that you're off to Mt. Temza to pick it up. It's up near where you fought Nan and Tison. Grab it and warp back to the entrance using the green portal thing up there. Laugh a little, then head to Capua Torim to turn it in for 5000 Gald and a scene. - Talk to the bartender again in Dahngrest in the west Pub. Afterwards head to Zaphias. You can speak to LeBlanc if you wish, a scene will occur, but it's not required but it's quick so I would do it anyways. Your destination is the tavern in the lower quarter. Speak to the women with blue hair, Mimula, and she'll send you off to the Manor of the Wicked. From there it's to Dahngrest to talk to the guy who you did the first side quest for, the guy's by the bridge, and then back to the Manor of the Wicked for yet another scene. Bust some heads and then back to Zaphias you go. Head down to the save point in the Lower Quarter for a scene. You'll have the option of accepting or declining. You 'can' accept but decline anyways since you'll still get paid. Head up to the fountain and talk with LeBlanc. He'll actually do his job for once and arrest Mimula. Afterwards head back to the bartender that gave you the job for your reward, 6000 Gald. - Another Guild Quest, talk to the bartender again. This time you're sent to the Union HQ to speak to a couple of excavators who happen to be gathered together in the NE corner. They send you to the Shrine of Baction where you're sent scurrying through there to find a spade. It's on the second basement floor through some cracked walls. You need to use the sorcerers ring to get there. It's the room just west of the most southeastern room. Once you have it report back to the 2 miners/excavators for your reward of 5,500 Gald. ** After you Rescue Flynn ** (Part 6) - If you head to Dahngrest and head to the central square you'll meet one of Karol's old friends, Dyne. Afterwards meet up with him again in Mantaic by the southern intersection for a scene, ouch suck to be him. I thought he was faking it the first time but he actually turns out to have... problems. Anyways head to Mt. Temza and fight the Giganto Monster that's there. Afterwards go back to Mantaic and speak to Dyne to complete the quest. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 7-9) - It's time for the final guild quest, and also the longest and most annoying one. First off it starts in Mantaic. Head to the inn and talk to the person there, he's the same one that requested the everlight in the earlier quests. Now head Dahngrest and talk to Rhianna at the inn. Afterwards you're off to Nam Cobanda Island. You're looking for 2 humans in the NW section of the stall area. They'll send you to Aurnion where you'll speak with Flynn who'll send you to the Noble's Quarter where you speak to the guard and then it's off to the prison in the castle where you're going to speak with Cumore's Sister. Whew, half done. Afterwards it's a slog up to Capua Nor and go towards the port. Off to the ghost ship we go. There will be a short fight as we catch up to the Butler but if you have any trouble there's something wrong. Anyways afterwards the butler high tails it out of there, not sure how he got there since there isn't any ship but yours. After that you're off to Caer Bocrom where you learn that ALL that chasing was actually for a recipe to make delicious cucumbers. I'm not joking. But you are sent to someone who actually knows how to refine Everlight. Anyways head to Union HQ in Dahngrest and talk to the man in the prison. He's not all there but he has what you need so you need to feed him food to get him to spill his guts. The guard has some tips but essentially you need to make him some Okonomiyaki. You just need the recipe. It's an offshoot dish so you'll need Estelle to cook Fried Chicken and Fires until she makes Scottish Eggs where you then need Raven to cook that until he makes Okonomiyaki. I hope you've been cooking up to this point. Anyways, after you make the food for the old man he'll give you the manual. Take the manual to the man in the Mantaic Inn to finish this long, tedious and mind-numbing quest. - After you've done the 7 guild quests head to the center of Dahngrest for 1 final scene about the guild. - After all then guild quests head to Halure and up to the tree. Everyone's gathered there that you helped in the past and Rita will get a very nice weapon, the Ivy Blade. << The Lower City Friends >> <SQ23> Little scene that appears after the meeting the Duce in Nordopolica. ** The Imperial Capital, Zaphias ** - After everything in Nordopolica is finished you can head back to Zaphias where you can have a scene with Ted. You'll get Bread for your effort. It's a key item so you'll need it to finish the Collector's Book. << Some Title Quests >> <SQ24> A couple of side quests that will give you two titles. **After The Death Of Don** (Part 1-2) - In Dahngrest, enter the pub at the western part of the town. There should be a scene with Raven and a female. If not you may need to leave and re-enter a couple times and possibly even sleep/fight some battles to get the event to occur. Afterwards Leave the Tavern and talk to the girl just east of it in the center of Dahngrest. Afterwards talk to the women standing outside the eastern pub, the one that had Barbos. After that head up to the Union Headquarters for a scene that will get Raven his Ladies' Man title. - If you sleep at the Inn in Dahngrest you'll have a scene with Karol and he'll get his title Insomniac. << Ruins Gate Side Quest >> <SQ25> Just some information about Ruin's Gate, nothing special. ** After the Death of the Don **(Part 1) - If you enter the Shaikos Ruins you'll get a scene with a couple of people from Ruins Gate. It's a long way there so it may be better to leave this until you have Ba'ul. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 2) - There's a guy in Nordopolica just before entering the main structure standing to the right. There will be a scene with him. (Truth of Ruin's Gate 2/2) ------ You Have Ba'ul Beyond This Point ------ << Karol's Mystic Arte Side Quest >> <SQ26> This gets Karol his Special skill allowing him to use his Mystic Arte. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** - If you sleep in Dahngrest there is a chance that you'll get a scene where Karol trains. After 3-4 scenes like this he'll get his Special skill and be able to use Mystic Artes. << Rebuilding the Union Side Quest >> <SQ27> This side quest will net Raven a new arte at the end and some titles. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 1) - Head to Dahngrest and then go to the Union Headquarters for a scene. Afterwards head to the Fortune's Market building in Capua Torim and speak with Kaufman. ** After Everyone Rejoins you in Part 3 ** (Part 2) - If you head to Zaphias you can speak to LeBlanc in the market quarter for a scene and Raven's Imperial Knight's Captain. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 3) - If you set Raven as the on screen character and enter Aurnion Drake will be near the Blastia. Speak with him and Raven will get his arte, the Vanji Lost. << The Waitress Mini-Game >> <SQ28> Title says it all; however this game can get you a title for everyone but Yuri and Repede. Also the later you are in the game, the more money you make from it. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** - The western pub in Dahngrest now has a mini-game. It's a waitress mini-game where you have to take people's orders and return with them. The more you get correct, the more gald you earn. You also earn more gald the later in the game you play it and you can play it at any time. In addition clearing it once with each person nets them a new Costume Title. There is a scene if you try to play a second time where you compete against another waitress. Yuri is the only one that won't play. << Scene in Nordopolica >> <SQ29> Just a scene that lets you know how Natz is doing after the death of Belius. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** - If you head to Nordopolica you can head north and have a scene with Natz. << Thinking of Nan Scene >> <SQ30> Cute scene with Karol thinking of Nan. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** - If you got the scene in Keiv Moc, it's <SQ16>, where Karol gets his new skill then sleep at the inn in Mantaic and choose the option 'yes' when it appears for a scene with Karol. << The Nordopolica Melee >> <SQ31> ** The Coliseum City, Nordopolica ** - The Arena is open in Nordopolica. You can do the 30, 50 and 80 man- melee at this time. If you wish you can clear those 3 but you'll have to wait until later to do the 100-man. You need 3 invitations to get the best stuff from the 100-man melee and since it'll also be easier to do those other 3 melee's at that point you can save yourself some trouble by saving them for later. The rewards aren't that impressive anyways, just some Gels and double the glad you pay to fight. << Leviathan's Claw Invitation Side Quest >> <SQ32> This side quest gets you an amazing bow for Raven information into the background of Raven, Yeager, Gauche and Droite as well as enhanced loot from the 100-man melee in Nordopolica. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 1) - Near the western exit in Ehmead Hill is a small clearing. If you head there you'll get a scene and receive the Fire Lilly. ** After you Rescue Estelle ** (Part 2) - Head to Mt. Temza for a scene. You'll lose the Fire Lily and get a Compact. ** After Everyone Rejoins you in Part 3 ** (Part 3) - Head to Capua Torim for a scene with Gauche and Droite. Afterwards you can find them where you defeated Yeager. You can fight them there to receive the Leviathan's Claw Invitation and a weapon for Raven, his Divine Cannon in exchange for the Compact. << The Hermes Memos Side Quest >> <SQ33> This gets Rita one of her spells. It's not a particularly good one, you'll drop it like a bad habit once you get Violet Pain, but is' nice to have for completionists. It also gives more insight on Rita and Judith since it involves them. ** After Getting Ba'ul ** (Part 1) - Enter Ehmead Hill for the east and then head to the broken Blastia for a scene. Afterwards head to the library in Aspio and check the shelf just to the left of the shop to get Hermes Memo. If you rest in Capua Torim there will be a scene and Rita will learn Negative Gate. If you decide to wait until later, as in after Aspio is no more, you can get the Memo from a mage in the inn at Capua Torim. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** (Part 2) - If you rest at the inn in Aurnion you'll see a scene between Rita and Judith finishing up the Study of Hermes Memos. There is possibly more than 1. Just keep sleeping until no more scenes occur. << Myorzo Minor Scene >> <SQ34> ** The Home of the Kritya, Myorzo ** - Once all the main story scenes are done rest at the Inn for an extra scene. << Rita's Anger and the Magic Lantern >> <SQ35> ** The Forgotten Shrine, Baction ** - If you fall down the cracks in the dark rooms 3 times Rita will get upset and build you a Magic Lantern. I believe it can only be obtained this run through the shrine. It causes all the stones you're supposed to shoot to illuminate the room to start illuminated when you enter the room. << Repede's Mystic Arte Side Quest >> <SQ36> He gets his Special ability and mystic arte, definitely a must do quest. ** After you Rescue Estelle ** - If you talk to the little girl, Polly, near the Blastia in Heliord a scene and a battle will occur. Repede will get his Special skill and his Nanny title. << The Post Game Dungeon Side Quest >> <SQ37> Required to open the EX Dungeon, something that you should think about if you even considering playing after defeating the final boss. ** The Crag of Phaeroh ** (Part 1) - Head to the Crag of Phaeorh. Where you spoke with Phaeorh there will be strange portal thingy. Go near it for a scene. You'll end up in Yormgen again. Head to the Sage's house and speak with the sage. This is the first part to open the EX Dungeon after the game is finished and needs to be done before finishing Zaude. ** After Beating the Game ** (Part 2) - In Crag of Phaeroh, get near the weird portal thing. This portal will take you to Yormgen. Speak with the sage once more and then leave. Head to Dahngrest and enter there and an earthquake will occur. If you leave and head west to Yurozea you'll notice the big mountain range in the middle has just been demolished. Well there's the EX Dungeon, enjoy. You need 15 Fake Gald, obtained randomly from bosses/chests in that dungeon, to face the final boss in there: The Traitor to Heaven. After beating him you'll get the last invitation and be able to unlock the 200-man melee provided you've beaten the 100- man melee with at least 3 people. << Power Overwhelming, The Fel Arms >> <SQ38> This starts the quest to get the Fel Arms, the most powerful weapons in the game. Potentially at least. It's a quest you really should do. There should be noted that just before Part 6 there's another quest sorta linked to the Fel Arms. It upgrades the Sorcerer's Ring to level 5 but you only need 4 to complete any quest. Lvl 5 is just a bit more convenient because of the extra distance and speed. ** After you Rescue Estelle ** (Part 1) - If you talk to the Elder in Myorzo you'll get Abyssion, the first of the 7 Fel Arms. **After All Four Spirits** (Part 2-5) - There is a small group of islands between Hypionia and Desier. 4 of them in sort of a star shaped pattern. On one of them is a strange rock grouping. Head there and head to the rock grouping. A scene will occur and you'll get your second Fel Arm, Zariche. Afterwards head inside and head to the peninsula jutting out into the Aer Krene to get the Sorcerer's Ring Level 4. - You can now fully explore Keiv Moc now. Burn the dead brush for a variety of items including Rita's best helm and the third Fel Arm, Nebilim. - With the level 4 S-Ring explore the Releweise Hollow more thoroughly. Although aside from an attachment for Repede and the Mercurius Fel Arm you'll only find stuff like Sages and Verbana's. - Burn the dead grass in Quoi Woods to lead to an area with a Gigantos Monster and the fourth Fel Arm, Glasya Labolas. ** The Ancient Tower, Tarqaron ** (Part 6) - If you keep backtracking from the final save point through the cave and out the newly opened eastern exit and all the way back to the starting room you'll eventually come to a room with a lot of ladders. You'll need S-Ring 4 to make it through this. Work your way across the ladders and to a light bridge leading to a new red area. There are 2 switches here along with the last 2 fel arms, Susanoo and Uroboros. There are 2 more switches if you continue on that activates more light bridges and allows you an easy access back to the beginning. With all seven Fel Arms, exit out Tarqaron and head to Aurnion. Afterwards head up and beat the end boss. You'll fight his optional form because of this and if you beat it you'll unlock the Fel Arms. Their attack/magic rating is dependant on the number of enemies killed by their wielder. << The Hot Springs! Side Quest >> <SQ39> This is the start of the hot springs side quest. It gets a costume title for everyone, one of which is a very sexy costume title for Judith. It costs a lot though of Gald though so you may wish to wait until Nam Cobanda is open before you try anything beyond Part 1. There are parts to this quest and they're all separated by real time. Essentially you're going to need 900,000 Gald to finish it ** After you Rescue Estelle ** (Part 1) - At the northern edge of the Yurozea continent is a place called the Yumanju hot springs. Head there and go talk to the receptionist. She'll mention that the Hot Springs need to be cleaned. ** After Everyone Rejoins in Part 3 ** (Part 2) - In Yumanju enough time should have passed for the bats to have been cleared out and the place cleaned up. You'll need 300,000 for the first visit, and 600,000 for the second. It's probably best to wait until Taraqon appears before you do this. Since you shouldn't need to wait between the 2 events it's best to wait until then since money is no longer a problem at that point due to the Poker Trick at Nam Cobanda. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 3) - If you've paid the 900,000 Gald the manager of the Hot spring will ask everyone, except Repede, to help out with various tasks. Everyone will get their various Hot spring titles. ** After Beating the Game ** (Part 4) - There is 1 final scene at the Yumanju hot springs if you talk to the receptionist with everyone's hot spring title costumes equipped. ------ Part 3 Begins Here ------ << Sexy Costumes Side Quest >> <SQ40> This side quest gets you the sexy costumes used to seduce the guard earlier in the game. ** The Rising City, Heliord ** - If you talk to the shop keeper in Heliord, the one that made the sexy costumes, you can get them again for Judith, Estelle and Karol by turning in some easily acquired items. You'll get their respective titles as well. << The False Dein Nomos >> <SQ41> A decent weapon that has high attack power and some insight into what Alexei was doing. ** The Den of Guilds, Dahngrest ** - If you talk to the bartender in the west pub in Dahngrest you'll get the key to the lower part of Ghasfarost. If you head there you can search an old lab of Alexei's and find the False Dein Nomos. It's a pretty decent sword but becomes lacking late game. << The Limited Edition Toys Side Quest >> <SQ42> This quest gets Yuri one of his titles. ** The Den of Guilds, Dahngrest ** (Part 1) - Enter the eastern shop in Dahngrest and speak to the guard. This'll start the quest to get the limited edition toys. ** After the Rise of Tarqaron ** (Part 2) - There is a person in Yumanju who's interested in the limited edition toys. He'll give you a Tiara just by talking to him. Regardless all but 2 of the statues are obtained from the little dispenser machines and of those 2 you already have 1. 3 can be obtained from the machine in Yumanju, 1 from the 500 chip machine in Nam Cobanda, 2 from the 100 chip and 50 chip machines and 1 from the 10 chip machine. After that Hanks in Zaphias will give you the final toy. With all them in your possession head back to the man in Yumanju to get Yuri's Recollection Guardian title. << An Arte for Judith >> <SQ43> Do this side quest to get an arte for Judith. ** The Home of the Krityan, Myorzo ** - Go to Myorzo and check the back wall in the Elder's home for a Back Baby Doll. No idea what it is but apparently Krityan's will trade anything for it. Because of this the Krityan in Aspio will teach Judith a new arte if you give it to him. It's in your best interest to do so. After Aspio is gone you can find the Krytian at Deidon Hold. << A Quick Scene >> <SQ44> Just a small scene in Myorzo. - In Myorzo you can check the pedestal in front of the mural at the back of the room for a scene. << The Dragon Races >> <SQ45> This is required to get 2 of Judith's titles, a nice item and upgrade Ba'ul so he can land in more places which is required to complete the Monster Book and the Dog Map. ** Mt. Temza ** (Part 1) - If you fly near Mt. Temza you'll get a scene with Ba'ul. This is required to do the Dragon Races. ** After the Birth of Undine ** (Part 2) - If you saw the scene with Ba'ul over Mt. Temza you can now play the Dragon Racing Game in Myorzo. Speak to the little boy just east of the entrance. There are 5 levels. After the third level Ba'ul gets an upgrade and can land in more locations and after 5 levels beaten Judith will get her Super Dragon Rider title and the Red Mantle. Also if you've done 1000 Fatal Strike chains, not in a row but all together, you can get Judith another title, her Into the Sky one. << Magic for Rita >> <SQ46> This sub quest gets Rita her second best spell in the game. **After the attack on Nordopolica** - Head to the center of Aspio for a scene. Afterwards sleep at an inn twice and head back. Rita will learn her second best spell behind Tidal Wave, Meteor Swarm. If Aspio has been destroy you can still get it, but you need to head to Halure instead of Aspio. << Quick Scene for Raven >> <SQ47> Some information about Raven, and more specifically his heart. ** After the attack on Nordopolica ** - Rest at the Inn in Dahngrest to get a scene about Raven << The Sundering Moon >> <SQ48> This sub quest gets the arte, Sundering Moon, for Judith. ** After the attack on Nordopolica ** (Part 1) - Speak to the Elder in Myorzo for a scene. ** After Arunion is Built ** (Part 2) - If you go to the ruined Krityan city in Mt. Temza you can speak to one of the Krityan's there to get a new arte for Judith, her Sundering Moon. << The Joys of Nam Cobanda >> <SQ49> ** After the Rise of Taraqon ** (Part 1-3) - If you ever flew past the island in the NW corner of the map you'll have noticed a building under water. It's not any more. If you head there you'll find Nam Cobanda Island up and open for business, except they don't care about business. Anyways the first building on the left is the Gym and the main source of everything on the island. There's a chance upon entering the Gym that there will be someone winning big time at the poker table. Judith will go over and challenge him to a game. Regardless of whether or not you win or lose you'll get Judith's title Legendary Gambler. It's not hard to win; I honestly think Judith cheats for you. - Also on Nam Cobanda Island if you turn in over 250,000 chips on items then Judith will get her Poker Face title. - After finishing the above side quest talk to the Ant Lion Man just inside the gates of Nam Cobanda. If you have opened up 445 (86%) of the treasure chests in the world you will get Yuri's Treasure Hunter title. ** After you Rescue Flynn ** (Part 4) - At Nam Cobanda you can now partake in the play that's happening in the Gym. This will net everyone but Judith and Raven with a new title as well as obtaining Estelle's Warrior Sword and Shield. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 5) - In Nam Cobanda Island, speak with Miska (He's the cow standing behind the desk with all the papers on the south side of the Gym). He'll ask you to find 5 books. The books are in the elder's home in Halure, The bookshelf in the interrogation room at the Chevaliers HQ in Heliord, The bookshelf at the inn in Mantaic, Chevaliers HQ in Aurnion and The bookshelf in Fortune's Market HQ in Capua Torim. Report back to Miska and answer the questions correctly for Rita's Miska Doctoral Degree title << Rita the Seeker >> <SQ50> This get one of Rita's best costume titles. ** After Aurnion is built ** - If the party as a whole has dealt over 60,000,000 damage over the course of the game (It's not that difficult since you should hit half that from bosses alone) Rita can get her Seeker title by talking to one of the mages in Halure. << The Rending Drop >> <SQ51> This'll get Karol probably his best arte, it's a most do. ** After Aurnion is built ** - If you enter Capua Torim Karol will meet Nan and they'll spend the night together. The next morning Karol will have learned a new technique: The Rending Drop. << To Infinity and ... >> <SQ52> This sub quest gets Karol a ridiculous looking weapon, but it's powerful and his a skill on it so it's worth it. Plus the scene is funny. ** After Aurnion is Built ** - After Karol and Nan spend the night together in the above side quest you can get a very nice weapon for Karol by going to the central square in Dahngrest. You'll get into a shouting contest. The first one he wins it, and Nan thinks a bit more highly (although it has no effect on the outcome of the game) the second one he loses but is much more humorous. Either way he gets the weapon, Infinity. That weapon reminds me of Kingdom Hearts for some reason. << Illusion or Reality? >> <SQ53> This side quest just sort of creeped me out. ** After Aurnion is Built ** - There's a short scene in Yormgen if you go there and check out the red box in the broken down house. << The Final Gale >> <SQ54> This side quest gets Yuri a new arte which is bad since it's one of his few range artes. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** - If you enter Aurnion you'll speak with Flynn and Yuri will develop a new arte: Final Gale. << The Shining Star Side Quest >> <SQ55> By this point if you've even attempted to keep up with learning skills and making weapons you'll have it. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** - If Raven has learned 100 skills you can get his Shining Star title/costume by entering Aurnion. There will be a heart warming scene to accompany it. << Estelle the Nurse >> <SQ56> This gets Estelle one of her better costume titles. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** - There are several scenes involving the doctor in Aurnion. First off speak with the doctor in the inn for a scene. Afterwards rest and speak to the doctor a second time. Then leave the Inn and speak to the man near the Inn, not the owner, the guy you helped earlier. Afterwards once you've healed a certain amount of HP, up around 4,000,000, head back into the inn and speak with the doctor. After a short scene Estelle will get her Dedicated Paramedic title/costume. << Short Scene in Aurnion >> <SQ57> ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** - There is a short scene between the 4 elemental spirits if you rest at the Inn in Aurnion. << The Tough Hound, Repede >> <SQ58> If you spent any time developing your characters Repede will be beyond level 60 by this point. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** - If Repede is level 60 or higher head to the western section of Aurnion for Repede's to get his Tough Hound title. << The Improvement of Aurnion Side Quest >> <SQ59> Since this is required to finish other side quests, one pertaining to an amazing weapon for Estelle, I highly suggest completing it. Plus Aurnion looks much nicer when it's finished. ** The Land of Hope, Aurnion ** - In Aurnion you can find another one of Yuri's old knight friends just south of the Knight HQ. Speak with him and hand over materials to him for a total of three times. Whether or not he shows up is random. Sometimes it just takes a single re-entering of Aurnion, other times it takes multiple sleeps and re-enters. But he'll be back eventually. These are what he asks for: First time: 3xDesier Gold Dust, 3xHypionia Tree Bark and 3xYurzo Fruit. - These are all relatively easy to get. Second time: 3x Might Orb, 3xTreat Flower, 3xCrystal, 3xMystic Orb, and 3xGreat Leo Fang. - These are a bit more difficult but they can all be found relatively easily except for the Great Leo Fang which only come from select search points very rarely and the final dungeon. Thankfully you can exit the final dungeon at any time so it's not a big issue. Third Time: 1xGreen Light Stone, 1xPitch-Black Ink, 1xRare Metal and 500,000 Gald. - Only the Rare Metal is rare. It drops from Poseidon or from the search points near Zaude, although the later is rare. After the third time, sleep and exit/re-enter Aurnion. You will get a nice accessory and the joy of looking at a fully developed Aurnion. If it's not finished you may need to sleep and/or fight a few battles to help pass the time. << The 100-Man Melee Challenge Letters >> <SQ60> After you have done both of these you'll have obtained all 3 letters of invitation for the 100-man melee. Now you can do it to get your best items and unlock the 200-man melee once you beat the Post-Game Dungeon. ** The Land of Hope Aurnion ** (Part 1) - When you enter Aurnion you'll probably get a scene with the guard at the front entrance. He'll give you an invitation from Flynn. It's for the 100-man melee. You now have 2 of the 3 invitations needed to really get the most out of the 100-man melee. ** After Aurnion is Built ** (Part 2) - Enter Keiv Moc for a scene. You'll eventually end up saving Nan and obtaining both Karols' Golden Soldier title but the Hunting Blades Invitation. With this you all the invitations. It's time to go do the 100-man melee, or when you feel you're ready. They have great rewards, and titles for some characters. You also need to beat it with at least 3 to open up the 200-man melee post game. << A Scene in the Tower >> <SQ61> It's really just a nice little scene, might as well do it since you need to go that way for the Fel Arms anyways. ** The Ancient Tower, Tarqaron ** - Equip the Shining Star title and make Raven as the on screen character. From the last Memory Circle, back track and go east through the cave system. Continue on down the side of the tower and back towards where the area you came from originally to trigger a scene. << The Hope of the Town >> <SQ62> Another title, required if you're going for the achievement. ** After Reaching the Final Save Point in Tarqaron ** - Use the final lift to return to the entrance. It's the lift on the left when you get to the top of the VERY long staircase just after the final save point. If you head to Zaphias you can get a scene where Yuri will get the title Hope of The Town title. ------ You've Beaten the Game Here ------ << The True Knight >> <SQ63> This title is both a costume and a title, I'd say it's mediocre but it's required for the achievement. ** After Doing all 23 Secret Missions ** - If you've managed to complete all of the secret missions in 1 playthrough, yes it has to be the same playthrough, you can speak to Flynn in Aurnion for Yuri to get his True Knight title. << The Curious Princess >> <SQ64> You need to visit everywhere for this, even the Post-Game Dungeon. ** After Exploring Every Location ** - If you sleep at the Traveller's Inn after visiting every location, EX Dungeon and Aer Krene included, you'll get Estelle's Curious Princess title. _______________________________________________________________________ V. The Monster Book Side Quest Guide <MBSQ> This section contains all the 1-time event monsters that you need to use a magic lens on if you wish to get the Manly Man title for Karol on your first play through. They're listed in chronological order. Part 1: The Aque Blastia Saga **Zaphias** - 1-Time Encounter with Tweedle A and Tweedle B (Monster Guide Side Quest) - 1-Time Encounter with Zagi, 2 Phases (Secret Mission 1 in 2nd phase), both count as an entry (Monster Guide Side Quest). **Quoi Woods** - The Eggbear you fight here is a 1-time fight; make sure to use a magic lens on it. (Monster Guide Side Quest) **Shaikos Ruins** - The Goliath is a 1-time fight; make sure to use a magic lens on it. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 2) **The City of Blossoms, Halure** - 1-time fight with Tweedle A and Tweedle B, make sure to use a lens on both (Monster Guide Side Quest) **Ehmead Hill** - 1-Time fight with Gattuso, make sure to use a lens on him. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 3) **The Port Town, Capua Nor** - There will be an event battle in the alley. These are 1-time guys so be sure to use a magic lens on them. (Monster Guide Side Quest) - You'll fight Rhybgaro soon after. This is a 1-time encounter, be sure to use a magic lens on him (Monster Guide Side Quest). **Magistrate's Palace** - Some of the monsters in the Manor are only encountered there, and you can't come back so be sure to use a magic lens on all of them (Monster Guide Side Quest). **Magistrate Ragou's Ship** - The three stooges you fight the moment you get on the boat are a 1- time event fight, be sure to use a magic lens on all 3. (Monster Guide Side Quest) - Zagi here is a boss and a 1-time fight so be sure to use a magic lens on him. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 4) **The Fallen City Caer Bocrom**- You'll fight the dreaded giant, it's a 1-time battle so make sure to use a magic lens on him. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 5) **The Rising City, Heliord** - You'll fight Tweedle A and Tweedle B here, again 1-time event so be sure to use a magic lens on them. (Monster Guide Side Quest) **The Den of Guilds, Dahngrest** - There is an event fight here near the Barrier Blastia. Be sure to use your magic lens to identify the humanoids. (Monster Guide Side Quest) **Keiv Moc** - Gigalarva is a 1-time fight; make sure to use a magic lens on it. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 6) **The Tower of Gears, Ghasfarost** - The humanoid creatures here are gone after death of Barbos. Make sure to use a magic lens on them (Monster Guide Side Quest) - Barbos is a 1-time fight; use a magic lens on him. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 7) Part 2: The Zaude Saga **The Rising City, Heliord** - There's an event fight here, make sure to use a magic lens on everyone. (Monster Guide Side Quest) **The Coliseum City, Nordopolica** - You'll fight in the coliseum; every fight is a 1-time event so use a magic lens on all 4 contestants. (Monster Guide Side Quest) - You'll encounter Zagi after the fights; use a magic lens on him as well. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 8) **The Weasand of Cados** - Pteropus is a 1-time fight, so are the bats he splits into. Make sure to use a magic lens on all of them. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 9) **The Sands of Korgoh** - The Outbreaker is a 1-time fight, make sure to use a magic lens on him. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 10) **The Coliseum City, Nordopolica** - The fights here are all 1-time events. As in they'll only happen during this attack. Make sure to identify all of them. You'll probably need about 8-10 Lens to get everyone including Belius. (Monster Guide Side Quest) - Belius and the Double are 1-time encounters. Make sure to use a lens on both. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 11) **Mt. Temza** - Some of the humanoid creatures here disappear after you rescue Judith, be sure to use a magic lens on them. (Monster Guide Side Quest) - You'll have a 1-time battle with Nan and Tison, use a lens on both of them (Monster Guide Side Quest, Secret Mission 12) **The Forgotten Shrine, Baction** - Some of the humanoid creatures here can't be seen again, it's best to magic lens them just to make sure. (Monster Guide Side Quest) - The fight with Captain Schwann is a 1-time battle only; make sure to magic lens him (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 13) **The Mobile Fortress, Heracles** - The fight with Zagi here is also a 1-time event, make sure to lense him. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 14) **The Blade Drifts of Zopheir** - The fight against Baitojoh has 2 phases, both need to be lens'd. The secret mission occurs during the second phase. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 15) **World Map** - After leaving Quoi Woods, and to some extent inside Quoi Woods, there will be several Aer Sick monsters on the world map now. This is the only time to use a magic lens on them so be sure to do so. (Monster Guide Side Quest) **Zaphias Castle** - The humanoid creatures here don't come back and it's also the last time to try and get the ones you missed the first time you were in the castle. Make sure to lens them all just to be sure. (Monster Guide Side Quest) - Both fights with Estellise counts as a new boss so use a magic lens on both. The second fight contains the secret mission (Monster Side Quest and Secret Mission 16) **The Enduring Shrine of Zaude** - The first boss in here is a 1-time event and has 2 phases, both require a magic lens. There is a secret mission for the second phase. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 17) - The final boss is a 1-time event as well and requires a magic lens. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 18) Part 3: The Catastrophe Saga **The Attack on Nordopolica** - Boss fight, use lens on both since they are different. (Monster Guide Side Quest) **The Erealumen Crystallands** - Gusios is a 1-time battle, do like every other boss fight and use a magic lens (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 19) **Releweise Hollow** - Khroma is a 1-time fight. Be sure to use a magic lens on her. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 20) **Saving Flynn** - You may wish to use a magic lens on the final creature. The rest of them can be found in the wild at any time. (Monster Guide Side Quest) **The Land of Hope, Aurnion** - You'll fight Flynn here, one time shot as well so be sure to use a magic lens on him. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 21) **The Ancient Tower, Tarqaron** - The final Zagi battle is here, you need to use a magic lens since it's a 1-time shot. (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 22) - All 3 forms of Duke are unique, you need to identify them with a magic lens when you can. Secret Mission 23 is also done in his second form (Monster Guide Side Quest and Secret Mission 23) _______________________________________________________________________ VI. Secret Missions <SM00> Secret Mission 1 (Zagi): "Defeat Zagi while protecting Estellise from Zagi's attacks." Basically go full out on Zagi and set Estellise's strategy to stay away. You want Zagi's full attention on yourself, possible best way is to map Estellise' heal to your right analog stick and just spam it so she stays far away and keeps you healthy enough to never let off Zagi. Secret Misison 2 (Goliath): "Downed Goliath by attacking its Achilles' heel while it charges X buster." You'll notice one of it's feet is smaller than the other with a small bit of glowing stone floating in it. You need to slash that when Goliath he charges his X Buster. You'll be able to tell since he stops moving and crosses his arms in front of himself. Secret Mission 3 (Gattuso): "Use the Billybally plants to stun Gattuso." Wait until Gattuso is close to a billybally plant and hit the plant with a melee attack. Spells take too long to charge and Gattuso has a habit of swapping targets and running away from you. This'll be a hard secret mission simply because for first time players Gattuso will be the hardest boss you will face. Secret Mission 4 (Zagi 2): "Lured Zagi to the side of the ship and knocked him overboard." One of his attacks has him rocketing upwards into the air spinning. You need to get under and behind him so he's between you and the side of the ship. Once there hit the over-limit and knock him over the edge. Secret Mission 5 (Dreaded Giant): "Downed the Dreaded Giant when it reared back and left itself wide open." Wait for it to stand on its hind legs, at that moment run in and slash at them. You will want a multi-hit attack since you need to bring down his shield first before the attack will knock him over. Secret Mission 6 (Gigalarva): "Raven used Serpent to set a trap for the Gigalarva and prevented it from healing itself." Use once Gigalarva has less than 24,000 HP. Best way to do it is to take control of Raven for the battle and once Gigalarva is down below 24,000 hp stand in front of it and cast Serpent. Whenever Serpent runs out or Gigalarva moves away simply re- cast or re-position yourself and recast it. Secret Mission 7 (Barbos): "You took out the bridge supports, thus keeping Barbos from calling out more of his thugs." Easy, target the bridge supports and destroy them before taking out Barbos. Secret Mission 8 (Zagi 3): "Let Zagi absorb too much energy, destroying his bodhi blastia." Simply stand back and don't attack, let him absorb aer till his blastia explodes. Secret Mission 9 (Pteropus): "You defeated the Leader Bat and prevented Pteropus from recombining." Pteropus will periodically split into 4 Attack Bats, 4 Magic Bats and a Leader Bat. Basically target and defeat the Leader Bat first. It may take 2-3 splits to finally kill it. The damage you do to it stays there for the next split, just so long as you kill the leader bat, it doesn't matter how many splits it takes. Secret Mission 10 (Outbreaker): "Destroyed the core and prevented magic from inverting day and night." Destroy the core, but you have to do it before you defeat Outbreaker. A well-timed Tracker Beam will destroy it in a single shot. Otherwise use Judith and jump into the air whenever it appears and try to do aerial attacks, artes and combos on it. It doesn't matter how much damage you do, only that you hit it 4-5 times. Secret Mission 11 (Belius): "You lit up all the candlesticks and eliminated the illusions of Belius." Use Yuri's Destruction Field arte to relight the four candles once the Belius double appears. You can use any fire element attack like fireball but Yuri's Destruction Field is the quickest. Secret Mission 12 (Nan & Tison): "Timed your strikes between Nan and Tison's attacks to knock them down." Tison and Nan both have attacks that cause their weapons to stick into the ground and leave them off-balanced for a time. You need to hit them when they're in that off-balanced position. It needs to be a multi-hit attack or a very strong one. Generally 2-3 normal attacks is all you need. Secret Mission 13 (Schwann): "Downed Schwann by attacking when he was clutching his heart after his mystic arte." Wait for him to do his mystic arte, use recover to get up immediately and then hit him with an Azure Storm. He has a shield so you need to break that first before you can down him. Secret Mission 14 (Zagi 4): "Use Karol's Nice Recovery Smash arte to force Zagi to recover from poison." Fight Zagi until he poisons himself and then have Karol use Nice Recovery Smash when he's standing beside Zagi to cure Zagi. Secret Mission 15 (Baitojoh): "Hit Baitojoh 3 times during its Ice Edge attack and fighed it out of the water." Watch for Baitojoh's fin for the Ice Edge attack. When you see it, attack it. If you can hit it before Ice Edge is complete it gets hurled out of the water. Again Azure Storm is a good move to use for this since it's hard to tell exactly where the fin will appear. Secret Mission 16 (Estellise): "Use the item, Mother's Momento, on Estellise." There is a sub event called "What's Important to Estellise" in Mantaic that is triggered at night. You have to return there before going to Myorzo to get the item. This secret mission is during the second fight, the solo fight against Estellise. Secret Mission 17 (Yeager): "Make Yeager's heart explode by using Raven's Rain arte." This is the infamous Secret Mission 17, hardest of them all. If you can do this, you can do them all. When Yeager reveals the hermes blastia in his heart during the second half of the battle, guard break him, then have Raven use his Rain arte. The best way to do this is to set everyone on Guard with No TP usage. They'll not do anything but guard like that. Afterwards you take Yuri and attack Yeager in Over Limit. When you see him start guarding attacks use Destruction Field over and over. It should take 5-7 Destruction Field's depending on difficulty and how powerful your character is. After 4 pause it each time and if you see Yeager's guard break stop the Destruction Field spam and swap to Raven. Yeager will still have the basic blue shield protecting him so you need to down that first. Best way is to equip a weapon that allows the use of Rainsong altered arte and fire off 1 of those to break the shield and then swap weapons and go back and spam rain. Another strategy that worked for some is to simply have Karol, Repede and Yuri go all out attack on Yeager while Raven sits back in over limit spamming Rain. This never worked for me but it has worked for others like Penguin of Doom. Secret Mission 18 (Alexei): "Downed Alexei by attacking him when he was tired after his mystic arte." Same as with Schwann. Wait until the mystic arte goes off, use recover to get up immediately and blast him with a couple Azure Storms. If you're close enough may be better to simply run up and combo him with regular attacks but if you're at a distance Azure Storm is best. Secret Mission 19 (Gusios): "Attacked Gusios's tail then downed him while he stood on his hind legs." Attack his tail. When it retracts, Gusios will stand on his hind legs and pound his chest. When he does that hit him to knock him down. Really the easiest way is to just go into Overlimit and start spamming multi-hit moves at him from behind. Secret Mission 20 (Khroma Dragon): "Downed Khroma by timing your strikes between a certain group of her attacks." Basically, when you see rocks falling run towards Khroma and hit her as she slams the ground. Really all you need to do is rush towards her and start attacking, you'll get it. Secret Mission 21 (Flynn): "Allow Flynn to use every arte he could, including his mystic arte." These are the list of his artes: Dragon Swarm Beast Demon Fang Tiger Blade Demonic Chaos Sword Rain Alpha Holy Lance Sonic Thrust Demonic Circle First Aid Guardian Field And: Mystic Arte Basically go into overlimit 3 or 4 and whip out your Mystic Arte. More than likely it won't go off and he'll do his instead. This is alright it's what you want. He'll use more and different artes as his HP drops so beat him down until he tries to heal himself with Guardian Field or First Aid. Once he uses those he'll use the rest if you simply let him. You may need to lay off him if you combo-lock him. At about 25% hp left he'll probably start to heal so if you have him combo-locked stop attacking at that point. Secret Mission 22 (Zagi 5): "Downed Zagi by attacking him between his Blastia Bane." Blastia Bane is a move where he sticks his arm in the air and begins to gather Aer into it. I've never seen it do anything but you need to wait until he finishes it and then hit him. You've got a very narrow window so you'll want to time an Azure Storm so that it goes off just as he finishes hitting him within the 1-2 second window that you have to knock him down after he completes the move. Zagi uses the move often if you leave him be you have time to get the timing down and right. Secret Mission 23 (Duke): "Defeated Duke using a mystic arte." Do this during the second battle. It's quite easy really. Just beat him down until he's below 15,000 hp and then use a mystic arte on him. Easiest way for me was to spam Tidal Wave with Rita. It locked him in place so he could move and put Rita in the perfect place to use her Ancient Catastrophe to finish him off. It's a good move to use since it's one of the most powerful Mystic Artes. _______________________________________________________________________ VII. Credits <CR00> First I would like to give credit to Namco and Bandai Games for creating such an amazing game in the first place. http://www.namcobandaigames.com/ Secondly I would like to credit Kouli's Guide at http://ameblo.jp/koulinovesperia/ since his guide was the basis for much of the side-quest information contained in this guide. Without Kouli's work I would have never found half of the side-quests since the strategy guide is half-useless in that respect. I created this guide for new Tales of Vesperia players to obtain the side-quest information they need without having to search the forums for a link to a third party website. As for the secret missions, the only credit I'll give is to the strategy guide for the base information and to the people of the GameFAQ's boards for posting some of the various strategies I have put in here. I can't remember all their names but they know who they are and I thank you.