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Ys Celceta – Cheapest Method to Upgrade Weapons

I don’t take credit for this as the information was given by a fellow member over The Ancient Land of Ys forum.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Buy some Short Swords (ショートソード) from the weapons shop in Casnan.
  2. Start upgrading all the stats on the sword to 9. The best place to do this is in Selray as you get a much larger selection of materials to work from. You should notice that the cost of each upgrade is pretty small! 😀 The sword should end up as Short Sword +72 as seen in the screenshot below.
  3. Now select a weapon you want to reinforce. In my case, it was Adol’s Rune Blade. As you see, it can only transfer about 40% of each stat. It’s supposed to do this. In fact, even after fusing 2 maxed out Short Swords, all stats will only be at 8.
    Check out the second screen below. If you were to directly reinforce the Rune Blade with individual materials, you’d be spending a fortune but with this method, it’s only 2000 G~!
  4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 to get all stats to 8. The second Short Sword +72 you apply will be much more expensive but you’re still saving a ton overall. :3 For example, in the case of the Rune Blade +32, attempting to fuse it with even one Iron Ingot (鉄塊), which will up the sword to +33, will cost you 14,800 G. *o* But look! The synthesis with the Short Sword +72 will get you +4 for everything and not just +1 for Attack if an Iron Ingot was used!

Technically, the same method should work for armour as well where you take the weakest one and build it up and then fuse it to the armour you want to use.

Ideally, you want stats to be above 5 since it seems to me that status effects like Poison will rarely affect enemies otherwise. :/

Ys Celceta Log #14

The map’s a bit inaccurate (in regards to the beginning of what this log covers) since I ran around a bit in the Forest of Spore before taking it so the actual percentage prior entering the forest was 82.4%.

Ys Celceta - 84.6% Complete!
Almost! (Click to enlarge~!)

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Ys Celceta Log #13

I’m still in the Forest of Ash at this point~! This log will be updated until tomorrow night since I don’t think I’ll get in much play time tonight. :/ The feature image is a bit of a place-holder. 😛 Screenshots will be added in later~~

Edit on Oct 14: Screens added. Also, I’m going to start a new log since this one’s kind of long! Obligatory map showing completion status will be included in the next log instead.

  • Holy crap. The battle with the Madgra Slef (マドグラ・スレフ) is gonna take a while. I really wish I wasn’t so terrible at reacting to its attacks. Due to the fact that I don’t spend a lot of time reinforcing armour means that I’m getting hit for A LOT of damage. The thing can do over 300 HP of damage with the yellowish-green balls of energy or gas or whatever it spews out from the top. >___< I switched to Carna so I can keep a distance and actually SEE it spit out the stuff.
  • D’ah! Am I supposed to ONLY use Frida to kill these monsters in order for the kill count to be considered for the side quest? Well, I got into the rhythm of hit and run attacks so maybe I can melee it now.
  • Ooh! It’s got some nice spoils! :O! And it also gives 16,072 EXP! D:!!
  • Another ooh! I think we’re almost at a new city or next dungeon proper! Hmm. At a bridge that seems to have a switch that I can’t reach. Off to the next area then!
  • Totally ignoring the memory fragment and heading west first. XD ……… Another Madgra thing. Used Frida through most of it since she could some times freeze it.
  • There are 2 chests in the area in the spots with dead ends. The north path leads to a regular chest with a Heal Troche and the other path has a red chest with a weapon for Frida called Dark Warrior +5 (ダークウォリアー).
  • Heading south again. It leads back to an earlier location which those things that I referred to before as dried vines. They actually look more like dead trees although I’m certain there’s a proper word for them. ^^
  • Back to the previous zone. (Fought the damn Madgra again. I was lucky that a lot of hits froze it. ^^) Heading north and then making a turn to southward! Ignoring fragment still. XD Bah. The south exit also goes back to an earlier area with dead tree things. Since there’s only one other way to go, I might as well finally get the memory.
  • < spoiler >Familiar giant man shows up again in this memory~! < /spoiler >Adol’s HP goes up by 10 after viewing it. Now to continue north and then east.
  • Yay. Waystone found! Weird frogs in this vicinity. …. How the heck did we manage to NOT get anything from a harvest point?? Proof on the overworld map (taken AFTER the party members hacked the thing down).
  • Wow. Having a hard time with these particular harvest points. In the one that’s further north, I only managed to get the Chito Seed from it. Oh, whoops. Forgot to mention that there’s a red memory fragment in path to the west but it’s blocked by those dead tree things.
  • Currently standing in front of a gate of sorts. There’s a switch to the left of it. Oh joy, it’s a puzzle. The switch is actually a scale or at least a pressure switch? I’m just dropping pieces of rocks onto it. ‘Tis another simple trial and error one. I screencapped the solution. :3 It’s kind of neat that you can see the rocks on the switch once you regain control of your characters.
  • Eh? This cave is The Inn of Frogs? ^^ (カエルのお宿) Happy frogs~! But, uh, yeah. Boss fight.
  • Lord, the boss battle. Pro tip: Wear the White Snake Amulet (白蛇の護符). The battle itself isn’t that difficult but the stupid minions make it kind of annoying. >_>
  • Ahahaha. The frogs after the battle. ^o^~ Oh! They speak in runes like the Roos~! It’d be fun to decipher this but I’m not up to it. ^^ I bet the golden chest contains the magic artifact that’ll let me destroy barriers!
  • Gee, what a surprise. 😛 (I honestly don’t type my guesses after opening chests. :B) The thing is called the Beast King Claw or something. (獣王の篭手) There’s a bunch of chests in this cave. :0 The left one requires the scales to go underwater. It’s a red chest with the Silver Dragon Amulet (銀竜の護符). It negates Curse. The other chests just contain consumables and materials.
  • Back in the Forest again and bust down the barrier to the west. The move reminds me of the earth magic in The Oath in Felghana. Hell, you can even ram enemies with it. 😛 Anyway, there’s a chest with 6,000 gold next to the red memory fragment. This seems to be about Adol and Dulen’s first meeting but it mostly focuses on Dulen. DEF +1 gained~!
  • Wow. Up to 80.1% of the map uncovered now! Oh, come on, Falcom. The barrier actually resets after the memory plays? This better not happen even when refreshing zones.
  • Now to go around and destroy obstacles! 😀 I swear to God, the background music in Table Mountain and Forest of Ash are like a double whammy. By far, the worst tracks in the game up to this point.
  • Huh? Weird! The dead tree things closest to the Table Mountain camp site are gone! I didn’t even have to ram them down. I’m not sure if having teleported to the Table Mountain waystone had anything to do with it.
  • Taking a quick  jump back to Highland to upgrade the 獣王の篭手. Seems like the enhancement just beefs up its tackle damage.
  • Sigh. Wish blocked areas were clearly marked on the overworld map. I suppose I can just go through my logs since I’m pretty sure I mention all locations to date. ^^
  • Damn Croculus still takes a bit take to take down but it’s possible to kill it without getting hit at all, especially since it gets stunned easily now. XD
  • On the eastern side of the Forest of Dawn right now, past some rubble that was previously blocking an exit. Found a chest for Dulen. Got 3 Onyx out of it. Cool. West side has a chest that as a Gold Pedestal (金の台座). North chest is a gold chest! *o* Inside is the Sun Stone (太陽石). It’s listed as a key item in the Item menu.
  • Headed to the northern sections now. Was about to say that I am disappointed that this new zone didn’t have any new enemies but there’s a REALLY MEAN creature standing in front of a chest. I’m gonna leave it alone for now. (Bloody thing is *only* level 59?) I got hit for 1409 HP of damage. >_> The party almost got wiped out too but luckily, both Adol and Dulen didn’t take the full brunt of the beam attack like Frida did. 😛 Getting flashbacks of the Majunun battle from Ys VI. ^^ I never did manage to take that thing out.
  • Yeah, I’ll settle for that Celceta Nostrum that’s in the chest outside the area. 😛 Actually, I’m gonna see if I can lure it forward and then rush in to get the chest. I kind of did that with Majunun too. XD Took a few tries though. ^^;
  • Got the Hurricane Boots on. Let’s try this.
    SHIT. It’s a chest for Dulen. XD I ran in with Frida and by the time I switched to him, the damn enemy was jumping all over the party.
  • LOL! GOT IT! XD Now to teleport the hell out of here. Hmm. The item was a Hero Ring (英雄の指輪). Not entirely sure what it does with the EXTRA skill.
    ……….. The enemy just won’t stop attacking even though we’re no longer near it. ^^
  • Ooh. Finally got the trophy for using Frida. Now to switch to Ozma.
  • Got a Skill Ring III from the red chest where the blue ape monster was. …. I think these are all the areas with barriers. Now off to Danan to complete the third side quest since I got all the ingredients now.
  • Hmmm. Didn’t really pay attention to what the quest was about. (A secret of youth kind of potion?) But everyone is surprised about Vanjo’s age when they go to him for something. ^^ (Was it to deliver the potion? I totally ignored the context of the quest. XD)
  • Stopped by Selray to beef up some weapons and armour.  I really gotta find out how to get strong equipment without using up so much money. :/ I suppose I should stop being a packrat and sacrifice some old equipment by fusing them to create stronger stuff. Speaking of which, I just went back to the Forest of Ash to fight a Madgra and it turns out it’s the 5th one. I can go back and get the “fixed” version of Frida’s halberd so I can finally reinforce it (and not worry about the stupid status effect). :E
    Stopping the log for now.

Ys Celceta Log #12

The most recent map update will be toward the end of the log. :3

  • Just spotted a red chest. ………… It had a Sorcery Cloth+3 (ソーサリークロス+3). I spent money buying 3 of this type of armour. 😦
  • Taking a detour to Selray for a sec. I just want to see if I missed the chance to bump into Michey there.
    Cool. Found the freaky cat-thing. I’ll post screens of all the locations. (Right now, I can only find it in 5 out of its 6 locations since the last one is in an area I haven’t been to yet.)
    Ergh. Its location in Danan is … >_>Edit: Added 6th location for Michey~! :3
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Ys Celceta Trophy List

Skipping out on a play log again since it’s too late to start playing and recording the gameplay. ^^ I’ll do my best to continue with it tomorrow. I just had some errands and such to do today. :/

Partially translated trophy list

Edited on December 10th, 2013: I substituted my crappy translations with the official XSEED ones. 😛 But I left the descriptions as well as the original Japanese trophy titles alone for the most part. FYI, most of the official English translations are not literal translations at all. Oh, and the character names are the official English ones too.

Original description: Taken from http://ysc084.wiki.fc2.com/wiki/%E3%83%88%E3%83%AD%E3%83%95%E3%82%A3%E3%83%BC and http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/ys-the-forest-of-seruseta/trophies/ (only for the hidden trophies after the story-related ones. The info about the duration-based trophies for individual characters was taken from http://k-ys7.com/ysc/a_main/data103.html). I did this as an exercise for myself and I figure people can do without the Engrish translations from Google Translate. I never aim to do literal translations and try to capture the meaning of the original text instead. There are some that aren’t translated since I can’t figure out what to translate them as. ^^  I lack vocabulary and creative writing skills. =__=~

Warning: This list contains some spoilers.

Grade Trophy Description
Platinum Timeless Adventurer
Obtained all trophies
Gold Master Cartographer
Uncovered all of Celceta [Re: Map at 100%]
Gold Memories Unfogged
Recovered all memories
Silver Treasure Hunter
Opened all chests
Silver Stupendous Scavenger
Discovered all materials from every harvest point
Silver All the Things*
Obtained all items*
Silver Monster Meister
Completed the Monster compendium
Silver Material Boy
Collected all materials
Silver Philanthropist
Completed all quests
Bronze Wordless Affinity
Befriended every animal [Re: the ones you can feed]
Bronze Mishy Masher
Discovered all 6 locations of Mishy
Bronze Jack of All Trades
Mastered all skills [Re: Every skill at level 3 for every character]
Bronze Only the Best Will Do
Reinforced a single weapon or piece of armour to its limit [Re: All stats to +9. The weapon or armour should have +72 at the end.]
Bronze Money For Something
Obtained 1,000,000 Gold
Bronze Sea of Trees Unbroken
Connected all paths in Celceta by removing all obstacles that blocked them
Bronze Tickled Pink
Allowed party members to be tickled by Momocha (モモチャ) a.k.a. Zara in the English version many times [Momocha is the little girl in the building with the message board in Selray. There are actually specific times to see her.]
Bronze Heard It All
Purchased all bits of informaton from Information Dealer, Mouse (マウス) [He’s in the stand in the back alley in Casnan. There are 8 different pieces of information.]
Bronze Touche, Salesman
Exhibited talent of being a merchant [You have to complete and get the BEST rewards in 3 different quests: 鉄鉱の買い取り (in Casnan), 臨時店番の募集(in Selray), and 銀の買い取り (in Highland).
The Casnan and Highland ones require you to haggle so keep refusing offers until you see 6250 G for the Casnan one and the クチバシハンマーfor Highland. For Selray, see the link for the answers.]
Bronze Trails in the Mud
Travelled an extraordinary distance by foot [The game’s only looking for 200 クリメライ]
Bronze Valorous Vanquisher
Defeated 2000 enemies
Bronze Impenetrable
Performed “Flash Guard” 50 times
Bronze Now You See Me
Performed “Flash Move” 50 times
Bronze Things Are Looking Up
Performed “Aerial Combo” 1000 times
Bronze When You Got It
Executed “Skill Finish” 500 times
Bronze Cunning Strategist
Achieved “Excellent Kill” 500 times
Bronze Gold Hunter
Defeated the rare golden animal
Bronze Lord of the Jungle
Defeated the lord of the ocean(?) 樹海の主を倒した [Defeat Foria-Daros (フォリアダロス), the enemy in the northern part of the east region of the Forest of Dawn.]
Bronze Swordsman Extraordinaire
Adventured a while as Adol [Re: Used the character as your player character for ~5 hours?]
Bronze Well-Traveled Informant
Adventured a while as Duren
Bronze Master Huntress
Adventured a while as Karna
Bronze Terrific Tribal Chief
Adventured a while as Ozma
Bronze Apostle for the Ages
Adventured a while as Canlilica
Bronze Enchanting Storyteller
Adventured a while as Frieda
Bronze In Search of Lost Memories
Began the adventure in “Foliage of the Ocean”/Celceta
Bronze Mine Raider
Rescued trapped miners [Re: Clear main plot point in Casnan]
Bronze Proof of Life
Discovered a settlement in the Great Forest.
Bronze Homecoming For Some
神隠しの謎を突き止めた [Re: Clear main plot point in Comodo]
Bronze Pure Waters
Resolved the case of the tainted river [Re: Clear main plot point in Selray]
Bronze Closer to the Truth
Arrived at the 始原の地 (The Primeval Lands) through the underground ruins [Re: Clear main plot point in the Ancient Underground Ruin]
Bronze White Wings
Reunited with Eldeel at the Tower of Providence. [Re: Clear the main plot point in the Tower of Divine Guidance]
Bronze A Storied Village
Discovered the village of Danan through the Underground Forest [I think you get this after clearing the main plot point at Danan]
Bronze Lost Kingdom
Arrived at The Ruin of Elduke
Bronze Mask In Hand
Recovered both pieces of the Mask of the Moon
Bronze Beyond Lies Your Goal
Opened the door to the Temple of the Sun
Bronze The Darkling Ordeal
Overcame the trials presented by Gruda [Re: Defeated Akasha-Glyph]
Bronze Adventurer
Completed the adventure in “Foliage in the Ocean”/”Memories of Celceta”
Bronze Better Man
Won the duel against Duren [You get this from the Comodo side quest labelled “剣術稽古志願”]
Bronze Waking Dream
Cleared the game on Nightmare difficulty
Bronze Reckless Abandon*
Defeated a boss within 30 seconds in Time Attack mode[I highly recommend Volnake for this. If done on Easy difficulty, you can definitely defeat the boss in under 20 seconds with the right skills and accessories equipped.]
Bronze Like the Wind*
Defeated a boss in Time Attack without taking damage* [Like the previous comment, Volnake is a great candidate for this trophy.]
Bronze The Strongest Pro*
Completed Boss Rush mode*
Bronze Untouchable*
Completed Boss Rush mode without using the retry option*

*These trophies cannot be obtained until a second playthrough or beyond.

Ys Celceta Log #8

This entry will be updated a few times within a 24-hour period~! Edit: I might not play the game today since my right thumb is kind of sore. I suppose I should learn to stop having characters roll everywhere. >_>

Edit on October 6th: Back to playing the game now … even though my thumb is still feeling a wee bit weird.

Ys Celceta - 52.4% covered
Still chugging along~ (click to enlargen)

I just noticed that you can tap a character to change their battle tactics. .__O; 20+ hours in and I JUST discovered it. I actually used the Options menu to change it once or twice, but I suppose, with this way, you can select individual characters? Not entirely sure since I only have Adol right now. :E Edit: Actually, I wonder how I did it cuz I can’t get it to work again when there’s 3 people in the party. …….. OMG. It’s via the touchpad in the back of the Vita. (Just looked it up in the manual.) Slide two fingers inward to trigger the defensive strategy or two fingers outward for offensive. (Huh. Seems like the correct term for the defensive one is “Avoid” or more accurately “Ignore everything and follow the leader” because that’s exactly what the party members do. :P)

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Ys Celceta Log #7

This log will be updated until 12 AM EDT (North America Time).

Updated map will be coming soon but uh, part of this log will cover The Ancient Underground Ruin (古の地下遺跡) to Highland (ハイランド) so that should give players an idea of where I am.

Here’s a random screenshot before you continue:

Ys Celceta - Canlilica

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