Upon landing by the pier, you’ll arrive in the desert nation of Ancheim, site of the Wind Crystal. When you regain control, the game will key you in on the “ Update Data “ feature. If you haven’t already used it, you can retrieve data from the internet by going to “Update Data” from the save menu.

Once per day, you can receive guest summons, residents and nemeses for Norende, plus update your friends’ data while you’re there. Those struggling to get StreetPass tags will want to update data daily to build their Norende population and get those special moves and rare items!

A new land means many new adventures. We hope you’re excited!

In any case, after your long air voyage, it might be wise to locate the nearest town to rest. Head south from the pier and you’ll soon come across Ancheim, Land of Sand and Time; you’ll need to navigate to the front of the city, around the craggy peaks, to enter.

Land of Sand and Time

Inside the city, make your way right to the orange exclamation mark, where Ancheim’s royal palace lies. In front of the palace, King Khamer VIII begins making a royal speech to the gathered crowd. Once his drab speech is over, go inside the palace, where the king offers no kind words to Agnes.

With the drama out of the way, it’s time to get trekking again. As soon as you exit the palace, the game will tell you about sub-scenarios .

Sub-Scenarios : At certain points in the game, you will find blue exclamation marks in addition to the important orange ones. Head for a blue mark to begin a sub-scenario (i.e. side-quest).

Here, you can encounter new asterisk holders and obtain new jobs. Conveniently, there’s a blue exclamation mark in the city itself, so you can start by heading there.

Either way, while you’re in the city, take this chance to stock up on healing items and buy new equipment and magic scrolls. Needless to say, the path from here on isn’t going to get any easier!

At the moment, you probably have limited funds, so you won’t be able to buy everything. Just make a note to return to the shops later, once you’ve amassed more pg and you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to nap in the inn too!

AI Friends scale with your story progress and rarely have many new abilities for you to use.

Note : Speak to the Adventurer outside the inn when you have no friends and you’ll become friends with an AI Friend . You can use friend summons and Abilink with AI friends just like real friends, but AI friends won’t be much further ahead than you so they’re not super useful. Tip of the day: Get yourself some real friends!


Item Price Comment
Long Sword 500 -
Mace 300 -
Oaken Pole 250 -
Kukri 350 -
Iron Knuckles 280 -
Round Shield 300 -
Iron Helm 200 -
Tricorne 150 -
Feather Hat 100 -
Iron Armour 500 -
Silk Robe 350 -
Bronze Breastplate 400 -
Gauntlets 100 -
Iron Bangle 75 Increases Maximum HP by 30
Star Pendant 500 Provides immunity to Poison
Silver Glasses 500 Provides immunity to Blind


Item Price Comment
Potion 20 Restores 150 HP
Hi-Potion 150 Restores 500 HP (only new item!)
Phoenix Down 100 Revives from K.O.
Antidote 10 Cures Poison
Eye Drops 20 Cures Blind
Echo Herbs 25 Cures Silence
Teleport Stone 100 Return to dungeon entrance


Item Price Comment
Protect 400 Increases Physical Defence
Shell 400 Increases Magic Defence
Aero 400 Minor Wind damage
Silence 400 May inflict Silence on enemy
Poison 400 May inflict Poison on enemy
Sleep 400 May inflict Sleep on enemy
Slow 200 Lowers enemy's Speed
Regen 200 Gradually restore a little HP
Quake 200 Minor Eath damage

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    14 February 2014
  • Last Updated
    20 October 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Welcome to the most comprehensive guide to the Final Fantasy-esque JRPG from RPG veterans Square-Enix. Inside our essential guide to the entire game we're leaving no stone unturned as we show you:

  • A complete breakdown of the combat and game mechanics.
  • How to rebuild Norende in record time (for the very best upgrades).
  • All of the Jobs and the craziest combinations to destroy all enemies with.
  • How to conquer the main story (and get the true ending).
  • Easy-to-follow tricks to pummel every boss into the ground with!
  • Every single item, weapon or piece of armor in the game.
  • A complete enemy bestiary (and what items you can steal from them).
  • Killer tricks needed to beat all of the ultra-tough Nemeses bosses.
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