09. Chained Village
[MISSABLE] ITEM - OVERSIZED WRISTBAND! Make sure to get one of Hill Gigas foes to drop it.
Here's some lowdown on multiple parties:
- When attempting a mission with multiple parties, create one or more sub-parties.
- Sub-parties will act on their own and progress along a set route.
- After completing missions using multiple parties, you will view results for sub-party chrs. Results change according to abilities and levels of assembled members, along with other factors.
- Bonus EXP, fol and items are sometimes rewarded.
In short? I didn't give an Aya about this crap. Woo, I got a C rating.
You can create three groups. Capell and Aya are mandatory members in party A - add Rico and Rucha to the team. Sig is mandatory chr of party B - add Eugene and Edward to his team, and remaining party members to party C. Let's rock!
You need to destroy all of the red crystals located inside the village. Notice the 'Energy Field' bar at top - destroying red crystal will reduce the bar, and when it's empty, you get to fight a boss. Kewl!
Exit the house you start in and there's crystal #1, so smash it. Hear the familiar sound? Play Percipere in the spot where crystal was to uncover a cave with crystal #2, which you'll smash, of course. Crystal #3 is in middle of the village, and W of it is crystal #4. We'll deal with crystal in the air later... Head towards E end of the village and destroy crystal #5. Hear the familiar sound? Play Percipere to uncover a hidden cave with crystal #6 inside.
Enter SE house and listen for familiar noise - play Percipere to uncover crystal #7. Crystal #8 is inside NW house. Now for aerial crystals - Aya Connect and shoot down crystal #9 (above the tree) and crystal #10 (above the entrance to N house). Enter N house and shoot down crystal #11 floating in the air. Crystal #12 is located in middle of this house as well (though it's likely to already have been destroyed by others). Now comes a scene where your party faces Semberas.
Should you manage to destroy all crystals in less than 3 minutes, you get SITUATION BONUS [Liberated Sapran within 3 minutes.] for bonus 5000 EXP!
|Elem-Res:||Air - 100, Fire - 50, Earth - 100, Aether - 100, Water - 250|
|Skills:||Flickering Sphere, Pyros, 'Circle slash,' Crushing Cube|
There's a handful or Order Privates to take care of, before we can bring our
undivided attention to Semberas. Sigmund is again a beefcake with unlimited HP.
After killing Privates turn onto Semb and start poking it - also switch tactict
to 'Focus' so that your other chrs start using offensive spells.
Boss' Sphere and Cube are area attacks around the boss and are easily
recognized by boss' stance, so if you keep your distance before he launches
them, you'll sustain no damage. Pyrwall can also be avoided, just don't keep
running into it.
Keep bashing down into Semb's HP until he runs out of vitamins...
|Side Combatant/s:||ORDER PRIVATEs, FAESPHEREs [500 HP]|
SITUATION BONUS [Defeated Semberas within 2 minutes.] yields a bonus reward of
GRANITE, STEEL METAL. Completing the battle means another achievement:
After the battle you'll appear next to SPN, so save your game, then exit the
village into the dunes.
Make your way back to SPN near the lake, then bring up your map. The general idea is to be heading W from your current position. Avoid any tornados you come upon as they hurt a lot, and kill all enemies you meet on your way. Additional levels will help some in upcoming task.
N from second tornado you'll find a dead end (past one of those bears) with WCH that has SILVER BERRY POTION inside. Eventually you'll see SPN in the distance (when going W) with a bunch of people nearby. Approach them for a scene, then you're tasked to go talk to villagers.
People you need to talk to are: Leif, 'Despairing old woman', 'Grieving girl', 'Resilient girl', 'Exhausted man' (this one is important for quest 14), Levan, Faina (woohoo!), 'Knowledgeable old lady', 'Innocent child', 'Servile man', and 'Disheartened woman'. 11 people total.
Before you return to Sigmund, SAVE YOUR GAME. Two achievements are coming your way, and both can be tough to score. Go talk to Sig now for a scene of escorting the villagers back to Sapran.
You get 4x RED BERRY POTION, 2x BLACK BERRY POTION, 3x MIRACULOUS MEDICINE. Sig, Eugene, Balbagan, Edward, Savio, Michelle (NOOOO!) leave the party.
Here's some lowdown on special conditions (red progress bar)
- Sometimes a red gauge will appear at top of screen.
- You will get Game Over if the gauge reaches zero.