Ys Celceta Log #17

Final dungeon, here I come! No wait. This is the second last dungeon, apparently??? I mean, there’s still a fire location left, I believe.

Anyway, before that, this stuff happened:

  • I gots me some legendary weapons~! :3 I only made the ones for Carna and Adol. I’m going to get the third Sunstone (太陽石) soon and then use that one for Dulen.
    Ys Celceta - Carna's Legendary/Ultimate Weapon
    Light Blade(s), Venus~!
    King Sword, Aias (or Ajax)~~

    What’s cool is that you get an accompanying piece of armour every time you forge a legendary weapon! 😀 Yes, the initial weapon created completes the side quest but you can keep going back to Shiryu when if you have a Sunstone and have him make another weapon + armour.
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  • Side quest trophy get~!
  • Revisited the Eleduk as dictated by the story. 😛 < spoiler >When the party reaches the door to the Temple of the Sun, Riesa with Sol Galva fly in. Lefance appears again and explains stuff. The scene’s kind of long but toward the end of it, he says that the Mask of the Moon should grant its user the same power as whatever Eldeel had in order to open the door to the Temple of the Sun. (There’s this whole thing about “black wings” (黒き翼). I know Eldeel literally has them but I don’t think it’s meant to be viewed in the literal sense.) Not entirely sure why Adol has to be the one to don the mask but everyone gives their words of support and encouragement. Here’s Adol with the Mask of the Moon on. ^^
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    Of course, the temple door opens. For some reason,
    Riesa is a guest party member at this point. Aw, if you try to go down the stairs, she says she’ll just wait for the party to return. I wanted to take her to the roos. 😦< /spoiler >
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  • Here is the interior of the Temple of the Sun. < spoiler >Here is the Book of Life (生命の書) which is the very thing that’s the cause of the conflict going on in the story. To my understanding, it’s basically the “recipe” of existence/the world. It shouldn’t be a wonder that some evil person wants to make use of it/the power/the knowledge for his own ends. In short, someone wants to become God. :E< /spoiler >
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  • Anyway, as with the previous two boss battles, this boss cheats as well. I keep referring to it as cheating because, well, don’t they already think of Adol and company as little insects that they can easily do away with? Why rely on a mask? No real villain would ever need to release their true power/potential until they’re beaten to a pulp! But these characters, they just do it from the get-go. (Maybe there’s an explanation/good reason in the game that I couldn’t read/understand. XD)
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  • At some point in the battle, the boss busts out a sword that’s longer than Sephiroth’s. The battle on the whole is laughably easy on Normal.
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  • < spoiler >After the fight, Eldeel reverts to his regular self. But I think he requires the Mask of the Moon to keep himself that way?? Anyway, I could swear he’s asking if he looks cool or not here. Or maybe not since no one sweatdrops. In that screenshot though, he’s doing a niko smile (^_^) too. ^^; (That’s why there are slits in the eye holes.)
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    Incidentally, the Mask of the Sun is just kind of … lying on the ground for a good duration of the cutscene. So, of course, in comes Gruhda … 9__9 This is literally a face-palm moment, folks. Seriously, at no point do you see Eldeel or anyone pick up the Mask of the Sun. I suppose they all figured that no one else was around but them.
    < /spoiler >
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  • And this here is the start of a multi-part dungeon. It’s divided into 3 spaces: The Bronze Space (青銅の間), Silver Space (白銀の間), and Gold Space (黄金の間). Each has its own distinct design and puzzles. I took a peek at the bronze one last night but decided against it since I was too tired to figure out the path. The silver one requires less brain power since it’s almost reminiscent of those hand-holding type switch/triggers where you just touch something nearby to create a path or remove an obstacle before you can continue on. I must admit that it takes a teensy bit more thinking and effort this time since you have to find the “triggers”. The gold one is pretty neat in that the entire room is a touch puzzle; you have to line up paths to make your way to the exit.
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  • I will write the walkthrough for the Silver Space first because it’s the one I went through first. I would recommend having Adol in the main party since the living weapons are in this dungeon too.
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  • The starting floor is very linear. (I should note that the first enemies you come across have some sort of a sphere that can pull you in and trap you for the duration that it’s active. While in the sphere, you will suffer multiple damage.) You will find a giant floating crystal and a pedestal of sorts in the third platform.
  • To the north of it is a golden hexagon-shaped plate on the ground. Your goal is to activate the plate by inserting a spherical crest into one of the slots in the pedestal. Proceed northeast to find a gold chest. It contains the Wind Crest (風の紋章).
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  • Go back to the pedestal and interact with it. Once the crest is placed in the slot, wind shoots out a magical circle on the plate up north.  Use the wind to get onto the upper level.
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  • Follow the path up. The regular chest you’ll see has Blue Crystal x 10 (蒼晶石). There will be gusts of wind coming from the southeast. Obviously, you’ll have to ignore that location for now and continue northwest. Soon, there’ll be another pedestal but ignore that too. Take the west path up to a chest for Dulen which has a Hero Ring (英雄の指輪).
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  • Return to the pedestal and remove the Wind Crest from it and return to the southeast area with the gusts of wind.
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  • With the wind no longer present, go to the gold chest to get the Rain Crest (雨の紋章). Doubleback to the floating crystal to the north and use the pedetal. Select the Rain Crest. Equip the Water Dragon Scales (水竜の鱗) and then move north. Dive under to open the chests. The gold one has Frida’s weapon, Elysium (エリュシオン) while the regular chest has a Heal Troche (ヒールトローチ).
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  • Remove the Water Dragon Scales so that you can move the group onto the dry land ahead.
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  • Once you get to the area where the path splits to going northwest and southeast, take the latter. You will be at a spot with three chests. Normal chest on the left has a Heal Troche (ヒールトローチ), gold chest contains a Valkyrie Dress +2 (ヴァルキリードレス), and there’s an amethyst (アメジスト) in the other chest. Go northwest now.
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  • At the floating crystal, switch in the Wind Crest to trigger the magic circle over the plate to the northeast. Go up to the next platform for the gold chest with the Sun Crest (太陽の紋章). Insert the Sun Crest into the pedestal to melt the ice barrier on the southwest side.
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  • There will be a chest along the way with Red Crystals x 10 (紅晶石). From here, keep heading southwest until you spot 2 chests appear on the mini map. Go to them. There’s a Kaiser Potion (カイザーポーション) in the normal chest and Warrior Mantle (勇士のマント) in the red one.  Move southwest to the pedestal and put the Wind Crest in.
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  • Go northeast once and then northwest once and northeast again. There should be a hexagon plate here with wind. On the upper level, a gold chest is at the dead end to the north which has a Temple Cloth (テンプルクロス).
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  • Switch in the Rain Crest to raise the water level to the southeast. Once you go up two ramps, you will arrive at a platform that has a lift to the west. Take it to go back down.
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  • Go to the nearby pedestal to take out the Rain Crest and replace it with the Sun Crest. Get back onto the lift to return to the upper level.
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  • Head east. At the platform with the one living weapon monster, there’s a lift to the south that will bring you back to the beginning of the Silver Space. Ignore it and put on the Hurricane Boots (疾風の靴). Dash north up the vertical wall.
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  • The gold chest in the middle of the platform has Carna’s weapon, Judgement (ジャッジメント). Proceed north for a waystone. There is a boss battle up ahead.
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  • Edit on Oct 24th: Here’s a video version. :3
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