Upon arrival, she can't help but notice a giant landmass floating in the sky above the town: the Faraway Continent.
To her surprise, the townspeople think little of the continent, though many rumors exist about what might be there.
And what begins with Pia running her little item shop on the hill ends up as a story spanning many faraway places and times...
Faraway Story is an action RPG made by Fantasy Factory in Wolf RPG Editor.
Between story scenes, you fight through both randomized and predetermined dungeons using a variety of weapons and magic.
You can also gather and create many items via alchemy, improving your skills to get better items for yourself, or to sell at your own shop.
Note: The game is complete in a sense, but has an extensive "post-game" planned.
One entire scenario, Part 1, is fully playable (and approximately 25 hours long).
However, a second (of theoretically comparable length) is still in the works, and does promise a true conclusion to the story.
Version 0.65.11 contains three chapters of the Part 2 scenario. It could be a long time before Part 2 is fully complete.
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Two pictures (one in a Chapter 6 mission, one in Chapter 8) with partially-nude (but covered) characters.|
Very minor instance of blood.
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General advice and information, most notably a bunch of data to help with locating items.
In general, missions aren't missable - they stick around until you beat them. There are a few exceptions; A Plea To Pia! isn't available while Marinet isn't around, and naturally, Part 2 clears out all Part 1 missions.
Missions appear once you reach a designated chapter and have cleared any prerequisite missions.
Missions are listed in the walkthrough based on the former - so the earliest point they'll appear, basically.
Success of alchemy is decided by generating a random number from 0 to 99.9, adding the success rate, and deciding it to be a success if it's over 100. (So 0% will definitely never succeed, as you'd expect.)
The random seed is remembered in the save file, meaning you always get the same result if you reload. Thus, it's not super easy to save-scum success out of a recipe with a low success rate. However, you can still easily change the seed until it's favorable by alchemizing other things (regardless of success or failure), or doing anything else that calls for random numbers (like entering a randomized dungeon).
EXP gained from alchemy and forging is based on the rank of the item being made. It's roughly 80% of the rarity cubed, with H equating to rarity 1, G to 2, F to 3, E to 4, D to 5, C to 6, B to 7, and A to 8.
The formula for shop EXP is more complicated, but it's a relationship involving the rarity cubed and the "demand" (an unchanging value specified for each item). The lower demand an item has, the more EXP you get for managing to sell it.
There are many factors considered for how customers behave - customer preferences, regional demand for each item, a random "item of the day," bonuses if your selection meets specific requirements - but honestly, it's difficult to take advantage of any of that stuff.
Raw Item Dumps
To serve as a resource for finding items, I've dumped a bunch of item data in two formats.
This one contains raw tables for all possible item sources.
Use this if you want to search for a source of items and see what items you can get from that source.
This one lists all items with the places you can obtain each one.
Use this if you want to search for an item and see where you can get it.
Note that these dumps may have some weird things in them, like supposedly-obtainable recipes for items which have no recipes or that you start the game with. They may also include some things that can't be seen/attained in the current version.
A basic walkthrough for the main plot and missions/sidequests. It doesn't give much battle advice. Beware of spoilers!
Go to Rune Hill to find Pia's new home.Chapter 2
Leave the house to find Marinet outside.
Go downstairs to plan opening the shop.
Go to the Bar for info.
Leave town and go to Memoril Highway (the right dot) and proceed right to Belk Plains.
Either enter Belk Plains normally or use the Plains Map.
Obtain 2 Shamia Grasses and a Popplo Fruit. You can just return to the entrance once you're done.
Go home and use Pia's pharmacy table (Alchemy) to make at least one Refresherb.
Go downstairs and open the shop (sleeping until morning if it's too late to do so).
Go to the Town Entrance after visiting Belk Plains to bump into Karlo.
On your first visit to the Central Plaza, you'll meet Fenny.
On your second visit to Central Plaza, you'll talk with some NPCs about the Faraway Continent.
18 hours after first opening the shop (as long as you've seen certain side-scenes), there'll be a scene at the shop.
Go to the Library to decide that searching it is better left for later.
Go to the Bar to talk with Karlo.
Go to Central Plaza to meet Fenny and get a fortune.
After seeing the three scenes around town, return home for a scene.
Go to the Library to inspect it fully, then get a visit from Karlo the next day.
Use the Herb Plains Map at Belk Plains.
Beat the boss of Herb Plains. (It's easy thanks to Marinet wrecking it.)
As Karlo, talk to all the people and leave the harbor.
As Marinet, proceed up and left.
Back with Pia, go outside the house to find a letter.
Go to Ellevark's House in the Residential District.
Return to Ellevark's House after Pia storms out.
Chapter 1 Side Events
Visit the weapon shop with Marinet for an event.
Visit the general store with Marinet for an event.
After bumping into Karlo and making a Refresherb, return to the Town Entrance for a conversation with Marinet.
Chapter 1 Missions
Upon returning to Pia's room after the first visit to the bar, Marinet will instate the Mission Board.
A Plea to Pia!
The recipe for Pudding is 1 Egg, 1 Milk, 1 Sweet Extract, and you need enough to make two.
The first two items can be bought from the general store, but Sweet Extract must be made via recipe.
The recipe is sold at the library, and you can use 2 Pipo Berries or 1 Overripe Fruit; both are obtainable in Belk Plains.
Keep in mind the success rates of recipes;
your chances of actually making an item improve as your Alchemy level increases.
Once you have 2 Puddings, choose the (Report) mission to turn them in.
Go to Ellevark's House, and after getting a brief lesson, ask him to help look for Marinet.Chapter 3
Go to Memoril Highway and head north to open the path to Port Coast.
Get 5 Sparkling Sands and return to Ellevark's House to get a Time Hourglass.
Go to Sage's Cave.
Do the Combat Basics and Magic Training missions. This unlocks a bunch of optional ones.
After doing the two required lessons, you have two objectives.
Reach Level 7, and water the seed daily until it's fully grown.
(You can miss days and won't be penalized - it's just you have to advance a day after each watering.)
Once allowed entry, go to Sage's Cave. Proceed through the dungeon.
In the looping crossroads area, keep walking until there's a scene, then follow Marinet on the way back.
Chapter 2 Side Events
Karlo will be back in the Port Fina bar at night, giving a report on his visit to Finstaria if you go talk to him.
Right at the start of the chapter, you can ask Karlo about Marinet's whereabouts (after the above conversation).
And then you can talk to Karlo once more to get clarification about the Firefly Flower.
Before you earn the right to enter Sage's Cave,
you can have a few conversations with Ellevark outside the Faraway Continent house.
You can keep trying to enter Sage's Cave before meeting the requirements,
for some scenes where Pia... doesn't succeed at doing that.
When Pia first returns to Port Fina from the continent,
there'll be a scene about her finding that the passage is now connected to her room.
Chapter 2 Missions
Required to progress.
A lesson on combat, sort of. Very simple; beating the slime isn't actually even necessary.
Required to progress.
A lesson on magic. Just beat some immobile scarecrows with Water Ball.
Weapon Types & Features
Just an explanation with a choice of weapon reward at the end.
Ten, Count 'Em, Ten Elements
Just an explanation.
A short dungeon full of traps, with bonus rewards.
Claim Ticket A is in a chest that appears when you pull the lever up to the left from the start. It gets you 3 Red Potions.
Claim Ticket B is in a chest that appears after pressing a switch toward the upper-left (go left before the area with the super-deadly trap). It gets you 500 Rill.
Know About the BP Gauge?
An explanation, followed by a battle where you just have to get hit until you reach 200 BP.
(You can actually fail it... if you're trying.)
Shop Upgrade! (Types)
Get 2,000 RIll and select the (R) mission to get your shop upgraded to have five slots for items.
Shop Upgrade! (Capacity)
Get 10 Tree Branches and 5 Tough Rocks.
They're both pretty easy to find in Belk Plains or Port Coast.
Once turned in, you can stock a total of 40 items in your shop.
Complete the required Train Your Alchemy mission.Chapter 4
Sell all of the Training Potions.
Report to Ellevark about having sold the potions.
Go to Central Plaza and talk to the merchant in the bottom-left to get a map to the Forest of Death.
Go left from Windy Highway and left from Windy Crossroads.
To break the rock in Windy Crossroads, you need a Milky Bomb.
This can be alchemized using a recipe purchasable from Port Fina's library.
Use the Forest of Death Map on Romack Woods and beat the dungeon.
Create 3 Gelling Agents and report to Karnel when done.
The recipe can be bought from the bottom-left merchant in Central Plaza for 150 Rill.
(Or actually, they'll give it to you for free if you don't have that much.)
Remember that there are two recipes you can use.
Slimy Fluid and Insect Fluid are dropped by slimes and bug monsters, respectively.
Go to Valgido's Domain in Rand Mountains using the map and beat the dungeon.
Chapter 3 Side Events
If you never returned to Port Fina in Chapter 2 (possible by getting to Level 7 in Chapter 1), Ellevark will tell Pia to go back there after arriving in Finstaria to trigger the "giant hole in my new house" scene.
Chapter 3 Missions
Train Your Alchemy
Required to progress.
Simply go to the Alchemy menu and make 20 Training Potions from the 80 Training Berries, sleeping to recover MP when necessary.
About the Element Graph
Just an explanation.
Wanna Carry More!
You can get Soap by checking marketplace stalls until it shows up.
The Fluffy Brush is made via the Forge menu and requires a Fine Cedar Staff and 30 Rat Hairs.
You can buy or forge up to a Cedar Staff, then forge a Fine Cedar Staff by adding Coral from Port Coast.
Rat Hair is dropped by Squeakarts (first appearing in Erance Mine, meaning you can't complete this until Chapter 4) and other mouse enemies.
Talk to Ellevark in Erance Central Plaza to begin searching for the Scarlotus Luna.Chapter 5
Come back to Central Plaza to meet Fenny again, again.
Talk to Karnel at home to learn about the rumor that's going around.
Go ask people around town about the rumor.
Specifically, you can ask Fenny, Popull at the Sweets Shop, a lady in Central Plaza, or the poet at the harbor.
Once you've done the Dark Emperor Karnel mission, Pia is at least Level 14, and you've asked a few people about the rumor, you'll bump into someone in Central Plaza.
Go to the Armor Shop and you'll encounter the girl again, this time going after her.
(You'll need to have heard Fenny's story for this to trigger, for some reason.)
Go down the alleys and fight the ruffians.
Leave the jail.
Watch the guards' patterns and sneak around them.
They're completely blind to anything not in a direct line in front of them, but they can see about the length of the screen.
From the first area, head up to area two, then left to area three, then work your way around.
Eventually, you'll find a chest with your items, which allows you to simply fight the guards.
Back in the second area, go up to the door you couldn't reach before due to the guard on watch next to it.
Go down the hall and fight the guards for their uniforms. Continue ahead.
Search the room, then talk to Erena when she calls you over. Then leave and continue down the hall.
Go down the grate into the Castle Sewers and beat the dungeon.
Go to Central Plaza.
Return home, then go south from South Highway to Erance Fortress.
Losing to Crowa or beating him makes no real difference.
Chapter 4 Side Events
You can talk to Karnel outside the house in Erance about a few things.
In Giant's Claw, north of Erance Capital, there's a guy who wants wood to build a bridge.
He'll buy any "wood" items for 120% of their base price.
Specific items contribute more or less to the wood total than others.
Tree Branches are worst, followed by Black Charcoal, then Large Logs.
Better than average are Construction Wood and Lunarbor Branches (the best).
In the middle of those two categories is any other wood item.
The bridge will be built by Chapter 6 as long as you provided the materials.
(But you can provide the materials anytime; it isn't limited to Chapter 4.)
It leads to the Perplexing Waterside, and Erance Ruins past that.
Fenny sings in the bar at night, and when she does, there's a chest with the Fenny's Song music sheet.
If you ransack enough food (12 items) from the provisions storage in the barracks, Erena expresses her speechlessness.
Chapter 4 Missions
Shop Upgrade 2! (Types)
Must have done the first type upgrade.
Pay 8,000 RIll to get another item slot.
Shop Upgrade 2! (Capacity)
Must have done the first capacity upgrade.
Get 10 Tough Rocks, 5 Hefty Rocks, 5 Copper Lumps, and 1 Silver Ore.
The first two can be found in caves and mountains.
Copper Ore and Silver Ore can be mined (using Mattocks in Erance Mine),
and Copper Ore can be alchemized into Lumps with a recipe from Erance's bookstore.
Combine to Power Up Equips!
Just an explanation.
Pesky Status Ailments
Just an explanation.
A New Ally! / Battle Dark Emperor Karnel
The first mission is an intro, and the latter is a fight with Karnel.
(The game recommends long-range attacks to get an advantage, due to his focus on close-range ones.)
When you beat him, you earn the right to either use him as a party member or have him run the shop.
You sort of also get Ellevark for both those things, but he's... not willing to be too helpful.
Training With Friends
Appears after beating Karnel.
An explanation and a test to induce Balance Break - just keep attacking the Scarecrow as often as you can.
A True Battle with Ellevark
An extremely difficult battle with Ellevark that's available after beating Karnel.
However, it's basically not feasible until endgame.
If you manage to beat him, you get a special ending.
Walk south.Chapter 6
Meet Fenny in the plaza, and you'll get a new mission. Do the Just A Question... mission, the Relentless Training mission (which follows Just A Question), the Erena's Identity mission, and the Shaman of Northyne mission.
Go to Central Plaza for a scene discussing how to escape.
Go to Cleri Road right of Northyne and inspect the odd structure.
Return home for a discussion about the structure, beginning the escape effort. (This scene starts the 72-hour timer.)
There are several possible ways the 72-hour segment can play out, but they lead to the same thing.
In truth, there are two goals going on: collecting MP for the pillar, and investigating the cause of the snowstorm.
Collecting all the MP is very difficult to do.
If time runs out, there's no gameplay penalty - you essentially skip to the last part to go to the Ice Altar.
So you can either see all the scenes, or just focus on getting MP for the extra rewards at the end of the chapter.
The following is for actually seeing all of the scenes as opposed to running out of time.
(If you successfully power the pillar, it skips to the attendant scene.)
Go to the Plaza for a battle with some monsters.
Talk to Erena in the plaza and she'll get an idea.
Go to the fortune teller's to question the shaman.
When 36 hours or less remain, the shaman's attendant will visit the shop with important information.
Talk to the kid in the plaza. Bring 3 Ice Blocks for the Ice Altar Map.
Afterward is a series of scenes which you'll see in some form even if you run out of time.
Go to the Altar Path in North Snowfield with the map and beat the dungeon.
Chapter 5 Side Events
The only "side events" for Chapter 5 are basically just all the ways to aid in mana collection.
But even with them, it's still quite difficult to supply all the MP; 100% isn't expected of you at all.
Bringing a Steel Lump to Ellevark at the pillar will let him fix a mechanism to recover 20 MP every hour.
So if you do this right away, you'll be able to get a maximum of around 1400 MP from that.
You can alchemize a Steel Lump from 2 Iron Ores and Black Charcoal.
Iron Ore can be found in North Snowfield or mined from the gem rock in Cleri Road.
Black Charcoal can be found in North Snowfield.
For it to be useful at all, you should probably make it in advance.
There's a shiny thing in the general store (only after starting the countdown, alas) which takes 8 hours to get.
It's a Dim Glow Rock, which is worth 2400 MP.
The most optimal use of items, however, is farming for 5 Power Crystones from Northyne marketplace stalls before starting. This is basically the biggest MP advantage you can give yourself by far, though yeah, it's kind of lame.
Forcing Ellevark to supply MP when he has 0 will have him give an extra 500.
Asking him again will make him give 1.
Asking him after that will make him take 500 MP (though you can put it back afterward).
These "steps" can only be done once - they're not reset by anything.
With optimal use of advantages:
40000 (Total) - 1400 (Auto-Recovery) - 15000 (Power Crystone x5) - 501 (Ellevark) = 23099 MP to go.
If you start the sequence with maxed MP, you should be able to get at least 6 "rounds" of MP out of your party by sleeping 12 hours to recover. It may help to use "to tomorrow morning" instead whenever it's less than 12 hours (so 8 PM or later).
23099 MP / 6 rounds / 4 members comes to a required average of about 962 MP per member - if you manage 7 rounds, it's 824. You can stretch it further by using items to recover MP on top of just sleeping (i.e. a ton of Yellow Potions), though this isn't unlimited due to Cost.
Lastly, the full list of items to exchange for MP, or at least ones that don't have the default value of 300.
A number of these are not actually obtainable by this point. Again, the best you can get is Power Crystones from Northyne stalls.
Sorcerer Crystone: 15000
Fairy Tear: 4500
Power Crystone: 3000
Dark Crystal: 2700
Dim Glow Rock: 2400
Star Sand: 1500
Libys Stone: 900
Milloz Stone: 900
Spirit Rock: 450
Soul Rock: 360
Magic Paper: 360
(Other "Mana-Filled" Items): 300
Mana Shard: 240
Blaze Rock: 180
Magic Holy Water: 150
Wind Glass: 120
Special rewards at the end of the chapter:
Over 10% of the MP (4000): Green Fruit, Yellow Fruit
Over 30% (12000): Critical Drink, Block Drink
Over 60% (24000): Rainbow Fruit
Over 90% (36000): Comeback Potion (Revive Potion with 100% HP recovery)
100% (40000): Diamond Stone (adds +8% non-elemental resistance)
Chapter 5 Missions
Just A Question... / Relentless Training
Required to move the plot forward.
The first is an explanation of Hyper Specials.
The latter is a brief dungeon you have to beat with Karnel and Mimi.
Claim Ticket A is in the middle of three chests to the left after the start, and gets you two Milky Bombs.
Claim Ticket B is in the bottom-right and gets you a Revive Potion.
Claim Ticket C is south of the goal and gets you a Topaz Stone.
Fight With Erena
A fight with Erena for the rights to use her.
She's majorly weak to ice, so try to use ice spells.
If you attempt it during Chapter 5, Ellevark recommends skipping it if it seems too tough,
implying that it's closer to Chapter 6 difficulty and can be left until then.
A short scene. You're required to watch it eventually,
as it's one of the necessary flags for the discussion about the Magic Pillar.
Shaman of Northyne
A required scene to move the plot forward.
It appears after meeting Fenny in Northyne.
Let's Decide Duties / The Cooking Duty Saga
An optional series of scenes.
You only get a reward from Karnel's (some special healing items), but they're entertaining.
Go to the castle gate to... be denied entry, then take another way inside.Chapter 7
Proceed along until you have to fight a guard.
Head up the hallway on the right to listen in on a meeting.
Head left and enter the room to find stairs leading to the top of the castle.
Go to the Faraway Continent cabin and talk to Erena.
Go to Erance Central Plaza for a scene.
Go to the Slums, east of Erance from the map.
Give the thirsty orphan a drink to be told about the well. Go in the well.
Thieves' Hideout Directions
Head south two screens.
Down the middle path is a thief who will give you the Club Key.
Head up a screen and head right to a club door; go through it.
In the stone hallway, go up the narrow path to a room of chickens.
"Talking" to the chickens will make them move away; reach the chest for the Diamond Key.
Back in the stone hallway, go up the way you came, then up another screen.
Cross the bridge to the right and open the diamond door.
Beat the thieves for the Heart Key.
Leave the room, go right, and open the series of doors leading to the boss.
(Optionally, there are also various treasures and a Spade Key to find.)
Chapter 6 Side Events
Failing the "5 seconds" scene in various ways gets you different dialogue after the "game over."
The different ways to fail are slipping on a banana peel, opening the chest, going the wrong way, or just running out of time without doing any of those.
Fenny will be back in Erance, and can tell you a story.
Be sure to listen to it if you want to see future Fenny scenes.
As Mimi in the castle, south of the path to the top is a storeroom with a guard trying to fend off rats.
Help him for a Deluxe Montblanc.
Mimi and Karnel have some conversations on the Faraway Continent.
(Mimi is outside the cabin, and Karnel is at the Old Ruins.)
No real importance, but there are a number of "drinks" you can't give the thirsty orphan.
Awful: Shining Shard, Insect Fluid, Slimy Fluid, Spring Essence, Yuva Oil, Crimson Dye, Indigo Dye
Wild: Dragon Blood, Turtle Essence
Any kind of beer.
Chapter 6 Missions
I Want To Help!
A scene that officially adds Mimi to the party without a fight, since you essentially already fought her.
New Ways To Assist
Appears after both Erena and Mimi have officially joined.
After a heated discussion, it adds new Ally Orders for alchemy, forging, and harvesting materials.
Shop Upgrade 3! (Types)
Must have done type upgrade 2.
Pay 30,000 Rill for another shelf.
Shop Upgrade 3! (Capacity)
Must have done capacity upgrade 2.
Get a Moving Gear, Libys Stone, Aelstone, Milloz Stone, and Orichalcum.
Moving Gears can be found in Erance Ruins.
All the others can be found in Erance Mine or mined from rocks.
Pesky Ailments: Advanced
Must have completed the original Pesky Status Ailments.
A tutorial on the elemental aspect of status ailments.
Use an ailment-inducing spell, then an attack spell of the opposing element - this will allow spells of that element to do "extra damage" to the scarecrow despite its perfect resistance.
Just a scene about the party training that gives everyone EXP.
Take Some Medicine
A scene that offers a choice of several recovery items.
Karnel's Torn Clothes
Make Cloth by alchemizing Moolmorm Thread or Torn Rags.
The secret reward is Karnel's Hyper Special.
To A Special Dungeon!
A bonus dungeon with a tough boss.
Your rewards are a Dragon Scale, a Dragon Claw, and recipes for Dragon Helm and Dragon Boots.
You also get the Dragon's Step Map (for Finstaria Grasslands) to revisit the dungeon, though the boss is gone.
Talk to Ellevark outside the shop in Erance to open the Past Archive.Chapter 8
Talk to Mimi on the Faraway Continent.
Beat the Sage's Cave.
Go outside the cabin.
Go to Erance Castle.
Chapter 7 Side Events
Another Side scenes Erena's Past and The First Beginning are available in the Past Archive.
Talk to Erena in the Faraway Continent cabin at the start of the chapter (before going with Mimi) for a scene.
With Marinet in the active party, you can go through that hole on Cleri Road in Northyne, which leads to the optional North Temple dungeon.
If you heard Fenny's story in Chapter 6, you can talk to her in Chapter 7 or 8 about going to Erance Castle.
If you don't pick "let's go in together," you'll miss out on a conversation and reward in Chapter 9.
Ellevark has some conversations after showing you the Past Archive,
Erena has some conversations after the optional sweets shop scene,
and Mimi has some conversations in the last part of the chapter (after summoning the dragon).
Chapter 7 Missions
While I Can...
A battle with Marinet to have her officially join.
Note that you can Mute her to basically take away all her attacks.
Selling Rare Items!
A three-part tutorial on how rare items work in the shop.
(Spoiler: The hidden market price for the Fake Marinet Doll is 180 Rill, so you can base your price around that.)
Got Some Great Items!
Must have completed Weapon Types & Features, Ten, Count 'Em, Ten Elements, and Combine to Power Up Equipment.
Bring two Spirit Grasses for the rewards.
As Ellevark says, the only place to get Spirit Grass (at least as of Chapter 7) is from Undines at the North Temple in Northyne (see Side Events).
Change Your Element Graph?
Must have completed the About the Element Graph mission.
A chance to change Pia's Element Graph with a whole bunch of explanation.
You can only change it once, but can leave the mission there for later.
Must have completed Wanna Carry More! for the first expansion.
Make Construction Wood x2 to expand equipment storage to 400.
The recipes for it require 3 Large Logs and 1 Toad Oil, or 6 Tree Branches and 1 Toad Oil.
Tree Branches can be found in most foresty areas.
Large Logs can be found in North Snowfield and Sacrificial Altar.
Toad Oil is dropped by Quietoads in the North Temple (see Side Events).
Go to Windy Highway from Finstaria and talk to the soldier by the east gate.Chapter 9
Go to Armonica Highway.
Use the Master's House Map on Halfbeast Forest and beat the Jungle Path.
Go to the Sun God's House.
Head east from Gran's house and go to Natius Ruins.
Talk to Gran, and bring the five types of ingredients he wants from the area.
Go to Natius Ruins and proceed to the end of the actual ruins.
Go to the home in Finstaria.
Go to Erance, and go outside the house.
Go to Erance Central Plaza for a boss fight.
Chapter 8 Side Events
Research in the Castle is available in the Past Archive.
The Fruit Garden on Armonica Highway depends on your good faith.
It can't stay open if the items you take and the amount you pay don't balance out.
Each item you take "costs" the garden, and paying makes up for 10 items' worth.
If the garden goes over 40 items "in debt," it closes for 300 hours (12 and a half days).
(Note that even if the garden is still "empty" after picking everything, it still asks you to pay the fee when you enter, so you can spend extra if you want to ensure it stays open.)
Southeast of Gran's house is Frixis and Fraxinus's house, though there's not much to do with them but have a few conversations.
There are different contributions of "quality" for each item you provide for the stew.
The results depend on the sum quality of the ingredients.
(Note that rewards are not cumulative; S Rank only gets you the S Rank item, none of the others.)
Tree Branch (1)
Large Log (2)
Black Charcoal (3)
Insect Fluid (-4)
Spring Essence (1)
Forest Springwater (4)
Forest Dew (6)
Pseudosol Shroom (1)
Cave Shroom (2)
Dark Shroom (4)
Parasol Shroom (5)
Dangerous Shroom (7)
Perplex Fruit (1)
Glowing Moss (1)
Full Moon Flower (2)
Red/Blue/Green/Yellow/White/Black Fruit (2)
Wild Strawberry (2)
Yellow Herb (3)
Hot Fruit (3)
Spirit Grass (5)
Lively Seed (7)
Rotten Meat (1)
Small Fish (2)
Beast Meat (5)
E Rank: 0-7
D Rank: 7-10
C Rank: 11-14 (Green Fruit, Yellow Fruit)
B Rank: 15-17 (White Fruit, Black Fruit)
A Rank: 18-23 (Rainbow Fruit)
S Rank: 24+ (Comeback Potion)
Chapter 8 Missions
Make the Ultimate Medicine
Appears after clearing Training With Friends, Pesky Ailments: Advanced, and To A Special Dungeon!.
Gives you the Rainbow Potion recipe and a Rainbow Fruit to help make one.
So, We're Finally Here / The Final Mission!
Appears after clearing Selling Rare Items!, Got Some Great Items!, and Battle Coaching.
Create a Rainbow Potion and a ????? Recipe - as the board says, you just need to have made one of each.
Spoilers regarding the reward: You don't get it immediately, but Ellevark will give you his Eternity Staff near the end of Chapter 9.
Final Mission Part 1: Making a Rainbow Potion
Recipe 1: Rainbow Fruit x2
Recipe 2: Rainbow Fruit x1, Fairy Tear x1
You get one free Rainbow Fruit from Make the Ultimate Medicine.
Other places where you're rewarded 'free" Rainbow Fruits are the tree in Chapter 2, the 60%+ reward in Chapter 5, and the A Rank (but not S Rank) reward for the Chapter 8 stew. There are also two blue chests that contain them: one in Valgido's Domain, one near the end of Sage's Path.
The best "endless" source for Rainbow Fruits is probably buying them from stalls in Erance.
Also, the dealer in the Thieves' Hideout will sometimes sell a Rainbow Fruit two-set for 20,000 Rill (or a Rainbow Potion two-set, incidentally - but for the mission, you have to make it yourself!).
Fairy Tears don't seem obtainable in Part 1 at all. You'd need either Better Netter Traps to use in Erance (which seem to be Part 2 only), access to a monster only in Part 2, or an unimplemented random-box item.
Final Mission Part 2: Making ????? Recipe (Kutune Shirka)
Recipe: Blue Falchion, Scarletite Bug x4, Melpa Wind x2, Sand Gem x3, Gold Ore x3
See below for how to get a Blue Falchion.
Scarletite Bugs can be found in the Distant Wastes.
Melpa Wind can be gotten from Melpas in the Distant Wastes.
Sand Gems can be found in the Distant Wastes (including being dropped by Sandmen).
Gold Ore can be mined from Cleri Road or Halfbeast Forest, or found in Erance Ruins, North Snowfield, or North Temple.
Final Mission Part 2b: Getting a Blue Falchion
You can buy the Blue Falchion Recipe from Gyros: Falchion, Frozenite x5, Perplex Fruit x2.
For the Falchion, get the Falchion Recipe from Halfbeast Forest.
It's a Saber and a Silver Lump; you can buy a Saber from Gyros, then get a Silver Lump by alchemizing some Silver Ore.
Frozenites are most easily found in the North Temple, but also appear in North Snowfield, Sacrificial Altar, and can be mined on Cleri Road.
Perplex Fruits are found in Halfbeast Forest and Jungle Path.
Proceed toward the upper-left.
Proceed through the Sage's Path.
(After the scenes following the first segment of the cave,
you're able to warp out and warp back to where you were later.)
When the same room seems to loop, keep going forward.
You can either beat Remi (though don't ask me how) or wait out the ten minutes.
As you'll notice, she only does damage by reflecting your attacks.
Go through the second part of the Sage's Path.
After a bunch of scenes, one last part of Sage's Path.
Once the party reunites, you're at the point of no return.
After doing everything you want to do, proceed to the Final Chapter and the final boss.
After the final boss:
The exit to the maze is toward the bottom-left.
And don't worry, if you run out of time; it just restarts you at the start of the maze.
Chapter 9 Side Events
If you saw the Chapter 7/8 scene with her, you can talk with Fenny in Erance one last time to say goodbye and get a Spirit Ornament as a farewell gift.
In the Stone, And Yet is added to the Past Archive once you get to the point of no return.
(Note: You can actually skip directly to Part 2 by choosing New Game, then holding down both the Cancel Button and Sub-Key as the screen fades until it comes up with a message. You'll start with minimal stats and items. Obviously, this is not recommended in most cases.)Chapter 2
Visit Rune Hill.
Go to the bar and talk to the barkeep.
Go to Central Plaza to bump into Fenny.
Visit Central Plaza again to properly meet Fenny.
After meeting Fenny, return to Ellevark's House.
Return to the bar after meeting both Fenny and the barkeep and talk to Karlo.
After doing all of the above, return to Ellevark's House.
Go to the bar to ask Karlo for help.
It's not necessary right away, but at least 48 hours after you visited Rune Hill, after beginning the search for the Port Fever Cure ingredients, you can go there again to rent the shop.
Use the Tower Ruins map from Ellevark's House on Belk Plains and proceed east.
Get an Iris Herb from Lux Plains; it can randomly appear there, and is also a guaranteed chest after beating the boss.
Go to the harbor and take the ship to Prela Cape. The Serpent Gastrolith is in a fixed chest after beating the boss.
Once you have both ingredients, return to the bar and Karlo will be back, as long as it's been 24 hours since he left.
Go home and make the Port Fever Cure.
Chapter 1 Side Events
Inheriting Her Duty is available in the Past Archive. Viewing it grants access to a laboratory behind a bookshelf in Ellevark's House, where there are some recipes and a magic chest (unopenable as of the current version).
You can go up the Tower Ruins for a variety of good stuff. Most notably, at the top is a book that allows you to upgrade equipment by combining two of the same, and a warp circle that unlocks an extra island on the Distant Isles.
The old man in the Wheat Fields will ask for help popularizing his wheat.
Harvest his Crop Wheat and talk to the old lady inside for a Quality Flour recipe.
If you sell Quality Flour x10 at the Port Fina shop, it'll become popular enough to get stocked in the general store, and you can get a Payday Peony as a reward from the old man.
Talk to Karlo in the bar.Chapter 3
Go to Finstaria.
Go to the Central Plaza to meet Fenny.
Talk to the mechant in the plaza.
Go to Finstaria Grasslands and proceed until you encounter a special map with a cabin.
Go in and talk to the old man. Take the stairs out.
Head west to Finstaria Grasslands EX and proceed until you find the cabin. Talk to the other old man.
Go to Erance and talk to the guard at the castle.
Go to Karnel's House in Erance.
Go to Finstaria Plaza.
Go through Outskirts Forest on the world map, then to Outskirts House.
Proceed through the Warped Path.
Go to the Royal Research Labs in Erance.
Go to the Steep Mountains in Rand Mountains and beat Valgido.
Chapter 2 Side Events
You can have some conversations with Gran using the Projection Mirror during Chapter 2.
Since you still have access to Sun God's House, you can visit as of Chapter 2 and talk to everyone there.
If you bring Crop Wheat to the barkeep in Port Fina, he'll ask you to make some new drinks.
Do so, then come back in three days, and he'll then ask you to bring him drinks from around the world.
The reward is always just money, 120% the base price of the drinks you give him.
The first are drinks from Finstaria, whose recipes you can get from the merchant in the plaza: Lize Red Wine, Lize White Wine, and Lize Brandy.
Chapter 2 Missions
A Mystery Recipe...?
Self-explanatory... literally. Okay, but really.
Get a Seaboy from Port Coast or Port Fina stalls.
Get a Megaton Hammer by buying the recipe from Port Fina's library and forging it up from a Middle Rod (which you can buy at Port Fina's weapons shop).
Remodeling My Home
Make a Wind Bell from Sylpheed Glass and Silver Lumps to add a shortcut to town at the Port Fina shop, so that it matches the other ones.
Go to Central Plaza.
Revisit Central Plaza.
Go to the Armor Shop to... not find anything.
Go to Central Plaza again.
Use the Polluted Sewers Map on the sewers and go through them.
Proceed through the castle. You can try to avoid raising suspicion (see Side Events), but will get found out eventually.
Proceed through the Barracks to the Court Ward.
When you duck into a room to hide, check the bookcase.
Leave the room. Enter the nearby door.
Proceed ahead, and fight Silmina.
(Note that if you die, you can choose to rewind to before you entered the castle.)
Go to Central Plaza and talk to Erena.
Chapter 3 Side Events
You can have some conversations with Gran... and Frixis, using the Projection Mirror during Chapter 3.
At the sweets shop, after starting the wheat quest, Popull will ask for Quality Flour x10 to make EX sweets. Give it to her and come back in 3 days, and she'll add them to the menu, as well as their recipes, and give you a free Tiramisu EX.
After doing Finstaria's, you can get recipes for the Drinks of the World sidequest from the bar in Erance.
A miner in Erance Plaza gives you the Gem Mine map.
The polisher who you occasionally find in the Gem Mine gives you a random polished gem if you provide four Gem Ores.
Have him do this five times, and he'll give you the Forbidden Mine map.
Castle Suspicion Events
Note that none of this has any actual effect, other than slightly different scenes at the end where the soldier stops you.
Lady Soldier (Court Ward 04)
Forced conversation; you'll be called to if you don't talk to her directly.
Curious Noble Girl (Court Ward 04)
Can be safely ignored.
Average Noble (Court Ward 03)
Simply talking to her directly will raise no suspicion.
But if you don't talk to her, she'll stop you as you leave.
Tea-Loving Nobleman (Court Ward 03)
Can be safely ignored.
Maid (Residences 02)
Talk to her to tighten up Ellevark's sash and get Suspicion -1.
Lost Noble (Court Ward 02)
Forced conversation; you'll be called to if you don't talk to her directly.
Soldier Being Attacked (Court Ward 02)
Can be safely ignored, but it triggers once you walk a few steps into the side-room he's in.
Chapter 3 Missions
Let Me Take Charge! / Marinet! A Test!
Beat a special dungeon to unlock Marinet as a controllable character.
These dungeons aren't so much about combat as figuring out how to utilize the character's different skills - be sure to look at (and set) them all.
Use Lightning or Thunderstorm to destroy the distant crystals.
Keep your distance from the monster and use thunder spells to defeat it. Destroy the crystal near it.
When you find a switch, prepare Spark Wave and cast it immediately after stepping on the switch to defeat the enemies that appear around you.
Dodge the bouncing balls and use Spear Bolt to reach the especially far away crystal.
Proceed through the slimes with caution; you probably want to use Spark Wave, but watch your BP.
For the three monsters at the end, Spear Bolt is probably the safest option.
Can I Be Leader Too?
Appears after beating Marinet! A Test!. A special dungeon that unlocks Karnel as controllable.
In this one, there's nothing that even damages you, so the time limit is the only danger.
Head right at the start and destroy the crystal with Acid Cloud.
Go around, then down to the scarecrows. Use Petranave to petrify them, then shatter them with an attack and break the crystal.
Head up to the gold cocoons. (The chests past the left one contain Claim Ticket A (for an Item Searcher) and Iron Ore.)
King Morm Cocoons have 30,000 HP. To destroy them as quickly as you can, use Venom Bottle to cause Venom, then Acid Cloud to lower their defense, then keep using normal attacks. Petrify doesn't really help. Once they hit Balance Break, use Break Burst.
The red crystal is immune to all status ailments and the elements available... so just approach from the lower-right and hit it with diagonal attacks across the water.
The blue chest behind the Mega-Def Scarecrow contains a Black Stone.
VIP in the Shop!
Make Fresh Salad and Brilliant Potage for a boost in shop visitors for several days.
Fresh Salad: Ripe Popplo, Shamia Grass x2, Neptune Grass x2, Brilliant Corn.
Ripe Popplos are easy to find in Lux Plains.
Shamia Grass is in Belk Plains and Port Coast, and respawns on Windy Highway.
Neptune Grass can be fished up from most places.
Brilliant Corn can be bought from Finstaria's general store or found on the Outskirts Path.
Brilliant Potage: Brilliant Corn x2, Milk, Butter, Goldfish.
See above for Brilliant Corn.
Milk can be bought from Port Fina's general store or marketplaces anywhere.
Butter can be alchemized from Milk or sometimes found in stalls.
Goldfish can be fished up with Better Netter Traps.
Below is a list of songs and their sources. Beware of spoilers!
Many of the source links are impossible to find, as a number of the sites have gone down.
The VaLSe MP3s are free to download, but require an account on the site.
So when available, I also included the MIDIs which don't require anything.
The EXEs on the archived Enterbrain site are just self-extracting ZIPs, I swear. Don't ask me why they used that.
Do not reupload these songs elsewhere without permission from their respective creators.
|Sound of Piano||Back to That Time||matsui||N/A|
|Setting Out||Cheerful Scene or Ordinary Days||VaLSe||MP3|
|A New Chapter||???||???||N/A|
|Quiet and Serious||On a Summer Night -Piano solo-||McCoy||Full|
|Port Fina||On the Wind||Kamiki||N/A|
|Port Fina: Night||Tranquil||Masato||N/A|
|Port Fina: Map||Aiming for the Summit||Kazamitori||Full|
|Port Harbor||A New Sunrise||Rei Shimizu||Full|
|The Usual 01: Generic||Free BGM TR-2||D'elf||Full|
|Belk Plains||Wind on the Plains||kai||Full|
|Tending the Shop!||Gataux Sucre BGM||Tamaki Kinoshita||Full|
|The Usual 02: Relaxing||Free BGM TR-3||D'elf||Full|
|The Usual 04: Joyful||???||???||N/A|
|The Usual 05: Nonchalant||Nostalgic Trip||purikoko||Listen|
|The Usual 06: Calm||OSTER project||Straw Hat||N/A|
|Gag 1||Baby Rendezvous||Shotaro Ishigaki||EXE|
|Heartwarming, A Little Silly||Workshop City||Sagamihara Armored Maid Troupe||Full|
|Mysterious||The Beginning of Long Story||Rei Shimizu||Full|
|Normal Battle||Battle 4||Koji Takeshima||Full|
|Boss Battle 1||Boss Battle 1||???||Original|
|Boss Battle 2||Heavenly Wings||Kazamitori||Full|
|Boss Battle 3||When Swords Cross||YOKO||MIDI|
|Sort of Serious||Neo Folklore||HAK||Full|
|Port Coast||Can You Hear My Voice...?||Purgatory Garden||Full|
|Coastal Cave||DG"echo"||Sound Corridor Trial||N/A|
|Faraway Continent||Invisible Painting||HAK||Full|
|Faraway Continent: Night||Another Season Gone Around||Masato||N/A|
|Outside Ruins of Ragnarok||???||???||N/A|
|Sage's Cave||skim snow||LaLa||Full|
|Quiet and Serious||???||???||N/A|
|Heavy Dark||(Title Unknown)||HAK||Full|
|Finstaria||The Color of Wind and Plains||Hiroyuki Oshima||Full|
|Finstaria: Night||That Day||HAK||Full|
|Finstaria: Map||Reeds Flying Up With the Wind||Tamaki Kinoshita||Full|
|Finstaria Grasslands||Clear||Sound Corridor Trial||N/A|
|Romack Woods||Frozen Forest||Azell||Full|
|Forest of Death||A Girl's Wish||D'elf||Full|
|Rand Mountains||Daily||Jin Rokudo||Full|
|Victory||Squadron-Like BB||Silent Hunter||Full|
|Heartbreak||Under the Sky||Azell||Full|
|Erance||Time-Weaving Bells Reach the Sky||Tamaki Kinoshita||Full|
|Erance: Night||Lost||Tamaki Kinoshita||Full|
|Erance: Map||Harvest Dance||Kotori||Full|
|Popull's Theme||C-a-t-n-i-p||D'elf||Normal Long|
|Fenny's Song||Perche dolce caro bene...||Keiko Ishihara||Full|
|Erance Castle: Peace||Hero's Triumphant Return||NABEMON||Full|
|Erance Castle: Barracks||The Old Castle's Knights||Masato||N/A|
|Erance Castle: Court Ward||Temple of dark clouds||C2K||Full|
|Capital City Sewers||???||???||N/A|
|Silmina's Theme||Iruma, the Spirit Carrying the Night||HAK||Full|
|Crowa Battle||Go Without Seeing Back!||Makoto Saita||Full|
|Whitelands||Forest Path||VaLSe||MIDI MP3|
|Northyne: Night||Ever since, Evermore...||HAK||Full|
|Northyne: Map||Iruma Image Rough 2||HAK||Full|
|Fortune Teller||Suspicious Guys||Sound Corridor Trial||N/A|
|Cleri Road||Wind Grass Highway||VaLSe||N/A|
|North Snowfield||Over the Horizon||HAK||Full|
|Northyne Harbor||Moonlight Cocktail||HAK||Full|
|Sad Scene||Bubble||Iria Hyouseki||Full|
|Altar Path||Icicle||Ine Nakamura||N/A|
|Very Serious||DEATH TONE||Purgatory Garden||Full|
|Ice Temple||Fox Hunting||HAK||Full|
|King of Erance||???||???||N/A|
|Mystical||Blue Air||Sagamihara Armored Maid Troupe||Full|
|Perplexing Waterside||Fairies of the Deep Woods||Hideki Yanagisawa||EXE|
|Erance Ruins||sin a sin||Ine Nakamura||N/A|
|A VIP Enters!||A Dreadful State of Derangement||Ine Nakamura||N/A|
|Thieves' Hideout||MOON ~Secrets of the Abyss~||NABEMON||N/A|
|Past Archive||Amnerika ii||Ryo Lion||N/A|
|Moon Memories||Memories of the Moon||VaLSe||MIDI MP3|
|Halfbeast Forest||Young Maiden on a Portable Shrine||Tamaki Kinoshita||Full|
|Sun God's House||???||???||N/A|
|Distant Wastes||Thousand Miles||Hideki Yanagisawa||N/A|
|Necrovia Battle||EMBLEM BATTLE||Takumi||Full|
|Luxefa Moderato||The Warring State Period||Kotori||Full|
|Battle Against Erance||Brave General Tomitake||Ine Nakamura||N/A|
|Sage's Path||When You Know Love, You Know Sorrow||Silent Hunter||Full|
|Remi Battle||Headache||Ine Nakamura||Video|
|Pretty Sentimental||Scars||Yo Nishida||Full|
|The Last||Last Sanctuary||Hiroyuki Oshima||Full|
|Ending||A Chance Meeting in the Sky||Tamaki Kinoshita||Full|
|A Quiet New Chapter||???||???||N/A|
|Flashback||Water Clock||Tamaki Kinoshita||Full|
|Wheat Fields||Raindrop Footprints||purikoko||Full|
|Tower Ruins||Stream D||ju-nya||Full|
|Sage's Cave: Warped Path||INDEUS||HAK||Full|
|Ruins of Ragnarok||???||???||N/A|
|Fanfare 2||Fanfare 2||kai||Full|
|Grand Fanfare||A Step Toward the Strongest||Kotori||Full|
(These contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.)
And what's it floating for? Just for the sake of floating?