1 - Mt. Nesher Ascent (1)
|Defeat an Evil Eye||1:00||Endure 0:30||Megalixir|
2 - Mt. Nesher Ascent (2)
You will encounter Hundlegs and Evil Eyes here, which keep respawning. There are two exits in this area, with one going west and another going north. Let's take the north one first.
3 - Mt. Nesher Ascent (3)
There are more Evil Eyes here, as well as some Bombs, all of which will continually respawn. There's a cave entrance about halfway up, which leads to the Hidden Cavity, a safe area with some imperial soldiers, so go there first.
4 - Hidden Cavity (1)
This is a safe area with some imperial soldiers hiding in it. There's a recovery portal here and you can also get an item by talking to one of the soldiers. When you're ready to continue, go back one area and head straight north first.
5 - Mt. Nesher Ascent (4)
There will be two Tonberries here, who can be tricky little enemies. One of their attacks is to toss their lanterns at you, which explode like a grenade. They can also inflict Stop on you with another of their attacks, plus they have a lot of health for such small things. The one plus side to fighting them is that they can drop Anima Lanterns , which give Reraise to the person who used it, making them very valuable on Finis difficulty or when doing optional bosses/dungeons.
6 - Hidden Cavity (2)
This room has two chests in it, so loot them and continue on your merry way, going northwest to Mt. Nesher Ascent (3) .
7 - Mt. Nesher Ascent (5)
|Defeat 12 enemies without allied assistance||3:00||Haste 0:30||Rune Trigger|
Note that going west from here will place you at the objective and there's much more to explore, so head back to Mt. Nesher Ascent (2) and go west from there.
8 - Mountain Cave (1)
There is nothing but a finite amount of Tonberries here.
9 - Mountain Cave (2)
|Harvest a Phantoma from a Tonberry||1:00||Quick 0:30||Regal Armor|
10 - Mountain Cave (3)
There's a single chest here that, upon opening it, will spawn some Tonberries by the entrance to the area.
11 - Mountainside
There's a few Hundlegs here harassing a poor Imperial soldier, so help him out by defeating them all.
12 - Mountain Cave (4)
This is similar to the cave with the Tonberries and Evil Eyes, but replace the latter with Bombs.
13 - Communications Facility
|Defeat the enemy without any soldiers being killed||5:00||Aura 0:30||Armlet of Shiva|
The SO here requires you to defeat the Giant without any Imperial soldiers dying, which can be quite the challenge, since they like to charge in with no regard for their lives. It also doesn't help that the Giant can pretty much kill them with 1-2 hits. However, if you wait until you're about to defeat the Giant, you can trigger the SO and quickly finish the enemy off, completing it without too much hassle.