Shining Resonance Refrain Walkthrough

5. Opus 3 : Ricordanza of Souls

Talk to Primula and then talk to Liselotte for her event. Alfriede will appear and you'll unlock the grimoire. Basically, you use it to create dungeons using sigils (you may have a few from enemies by now). They usually have 2 floors, and a teleporter to the next floor. The 3rd floor is a boss fight. It's not something to worry about now, but eventually we'll be diving into it to get some tunings for an achievement, and it'll also ideal for leveling up, because the enemies scale to your level. The items Excella and Jinas give you are sigils that can be used in the grimoire. That's why we wait to do night events with them, so we don't use it by accident. Talk to Rinna, you'll get the "Flower Shop" trait for her. Head to Castlefront Street and Fromage and Agnum will have something to say. Head to Elmore Greatwood - Forest of Giants. You'll see the event in the first area, which is just an orc. Slaughter it, the other big red dot enemy is a Gryphon, you'll want to farm it until you get an Avian Talon. To respawn it after you kill it go to a different area (like Elmore Springs) and then come back. I usually fight all the big dot enemies I come across, aside from the really high level ones designed to block you from areas the game doesn't want you to go to yet. You can usually take an enemy 20 levels or so higher, beyond that is rough because most attacks will miss. The process is the same as bosses though, break them and then get in as much damage as you can. Once you have an Avian Talon return to Marga. I checked for night events here, and I was able to get my first date around now, so you probably should too. You'll get an achievement for your first date.

First Date in Shining Resonance Refrain
First Date24 (15)
Go on your first date.
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Head to the castle for an event. Head to the Clavalle Crags - Thirsting Wastes.

Origin Plains - East exit > Fountain Valley - East exit > Ladlum Caverns Buried Ruins - Northeast exit > Ladlum Caverns Howling Hole - Northeast exit.

Clavalle Clags - Thirsting Wastes

Dahlia
Withershell
Manticore
Yellow Paste

Cure Basil
Twilight Amber
Mana Fragment
Emperor Cactus
Bomb Cone
Lavar Stone

As I said previously, since we have BAND and can cure Yuma going berserk, so we want to use Yuma for awhile in battle. There's an achievement for finishing 100 battles with Yuma in dragon form. The simplest way to do it is to change into dragon form when there is only one or two enemies left and finish the fight quick so you don't use too much MP. You should never go into berserk state, but just in case you can use BAND to fix it. Also, you can skip the dragon summon scene by pressing cn_start, which will save you a ton of time. Another thing to work on that is easy is to do a BAND session with each character as the center, again you can use it right before the battle ends. We can't get the achievement now because we need every character as the center and Sonia can't be a center and we don't have our full party, but get everyone else now. I use Yuma as the center otherwise, because he boosts physical damage.

There's a chest in the northwest corner with the "Brisk Wind" trait. There's a chest in the southwest alcove with a Detox Bottle. Of note in this area is the Death Beast in the north area. It's a rare monster (rare manticore). If you can beat it, you'll get an achievement. To beat it, you want to get its attention and then move behind it so it turns away from your party. Then you want to bait it into attacking (or casting a spell) and then move to its side and hit it with some break attacks. The fight will be quite long due to its HP and how often you miss, but it can be done. If not don't sweat it, you'll find many rare monsters as you play. If you fight all the big dot enemies you see as I suggest you'll fight plenty. Either way, take the northeast exit.

You're Going Down in Shining Resonance Refrain
Defeat a rare monster.
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Clavalle Crags - Silent Badlands

Dahlia
Ahsgrimm
Withershell
Topaz Crystal

Emperor Cactus
Twilight Amber
Bomb Cone
Mana Fragment
Hihiirokane

You'll see the event fight here, but first get the chest northeast of the campfire with a Mandragora. Now go to the event for a boss fight. She works a lot like the boss in Elmore Greatwood did, she has a lot of fast attacks and can be hard to keep track of. You can either use Yuma's dragon form or use Sonia to break her. She breaks very easily, so you can use Sonia to take her on fairly easily. Once she has about 1/3 left, she'll summon a clone. As far as I can tell, you need to concentrate on the clone that can be broken, as the other one doesn't seem to break at all. Kill the clones (there's 2 or 3) and then she won't summon more, and you can finish her. You'll get a Sky Score from her. Return to Marga. There's a couple quests to keep an eye out for. The first is "Butterfly Dream Cantata" from Fernando. You need 2 Spirit Mistletoe, which you can get from the Daisy enemies in Elmore Greatwood - Elmore Springs. You need 2 more for the next quest, so pick up for. The next is "A Gift for Someone" for Rapple, which requires 2 Spirit Mistletoe (4 total for both quests). Finally the last one is "A Jiggly Incident" for the Mellow Old Lady on the bench by Kirika. While not directly related to achievements, the next quest she has gives a very hard to get material that will be useful for multiple aspects we want to make later. All you need to do is head outside Marga and you'll see a spot to start a battle. You fight a ton of pastes, but none of them seem to do much. I went into dragon form with a full MP bar and went to town on 'em.

Speaking of Rapple, I'd make a Break Up aspect with him. It makes your break attacks break enemies quicker. You need an Avian Talon (from the Griffon in Elmore Greatwood - Forest of Giants) and 3 Goblin Kukri (pretty much every goblin enemy). Put it on Sonia to help her break faster. Now we head off to Ladlum Caverns. Head to the event and then head to the event again, you'll get Agnum's trait "Anything but Ghosts". Head to the event marker two more times and then you'll have a boss fight. The usual process works here. Sonia can break him very easily. You'll get a Sea Score when you win. You'll return to Marga, go to the inn. After the event, you'll be sent to Djingharna Ruins. We actually want to do something before we move on the story. Head back to Ladlum Caverns where we just fought the boss, you'll find two groups of wraiths on the way. Either the drop rate is obnoxious or you can't steal Muting Cloths from them, so kill both groups and then zone out and back in to respawn them. You need 8 total. Once that's done head to town for the conversations.

Kirika - "I'm not angry"
Sonia - "Do you want me to go look for him?"
Rinna - "I want you to like me."
Agnum - "Yours of course, Agnum."
Excella - "I want to get stronger."
Jinas - "He does seem cheerful and reliable."

Once that's done head to Djingharna Ruins.

Origin Plains - N > Breeze Field - NW > Forest of Giants NE > Elmore Springs NW.

Djingharna Ruins - Daybreak Garden

Floating Octo
Lizard Man
Sharpfin
Torch

Heal Mint
Mana Fragment
Elmore Water

There's a camp to the northwest. You want to head north up to the exit, and then go southwest to the dead end and grab the chest with a High Potion, then go around to the other side of this big tree to find a chest with Soothe Sage. Now take the southwest exit.

Djingharna Ruins - Noontide Garden

Goblin Thief
Lizard Man
Goblin
Floating Octo
Emerald Crystal

Mana Fragment
Windia Swallowtail

Go forward to the fork and go west, you'll come across the Floating Octo enemy here. Basically what you want to do is switch to Rinna and use Steal Dive on the Floating Octos to try and steal Electric Suckers from them. You can use her Mine Now! force to steal MP when you run out. It's also a potential drop when you kill them. You can either steal from them all and then run away and do it again, or steal from them and then kill them, then rezone to respawn them. To run run away move away until you see the outline of a circle and walk into it until you flee. Once you have 3, you have two choices. You can either return to Marga and make Steal Attack and put that on Sonia and then go back to the ruins and steal the other 9 you need, or simply stay until you have 12 and then leave. Either way, once you have 12 make 4 Steal Attacks and put them on each character in your party. It makes every regular and break attack have a chance to steal, and will get you a ton of materials, on top of being easier to use than Steal Dive, since you don't have to worry about MP. With that done return to the Noontide Garden. Get the chest with Panacea Cream in the southwest corner. Avoid the event and take the northwest exit.

Djingharna Ruins - Twilight Garden

Sharpfin
Torch
Emerald Crystal
Life Reaper

Mana Fragment
Happyberry
Heal Mint
Elmore Water

South of the northeast corner is a chest with Magic Nectar, and under the exit in the northwest corner is a chest with the "Mood Maker" trait. With that return to Noontide Garden. We have to fight 3 bosses so you may want to save just in case, but you shouldn't have too many problems with it. Head to the event. The first boss is quite easy. He moves rather slowly and is broken easily, so move behind him and spam break attacks. When he goes down blitz him, and do it again when he gets up. You'll get a Magnetized Metal from him. You'll have a scene and then another boss fight, same as last time. You'll get a sea score from it. You'll have a scene, and then a third boss. This one is new, and much more annoying. It moves around a lot, but most of its attacks hit enemies next to and behind it, so it's hard to spam break attacks. Still, the fight goes the same way as the previous. Break him, blitz him, and repeat. You'll have to break him 5-6 times, but he'll go down. His attacks don't seem to do too much damage, so it's not like you're likely to die, he will just interrupt your attacks often. In hindsight it might be easier to use dragon form to take him down. You'll get an earth score from him. You'll have another scene, and you'll get the Resounding Voice trait for Sonia. Another scene will occur and you'll get the trait for Yuma called Berserker. After another scene, Opus 3 will end, and 4 will begin.

Ricordanza of Souls in Shining Resonance Refrain
Complete Opus 3.
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By the end of this opus I had 1000 kills, if you do as well you'll get an achievement. If not, you'll reach it soon. I also had 100 victories with dragon form. Finally, I had 30 guard breaks too.

Dragoneer, Charge! in Shining Resonance Refrain
Defeat 1000 monsters.
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Dragonshift Tour in Shining Resonance Refrain
Won over 100 battles using Dragonshift.
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Guard Breaker in Shining Resonance Refrain
Trigger a Break on blocking enemies 30 times.
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