|100 G||Sandwich||2000 G||Soldier’s Sword|
|500 G||Cheeseburger||2400 G||Witch’s Thorn|
|200 G||Iced Coffee||2400 G||Soldier’s Spear|
|800 G||Strong Coffee||2900 G||Guardsman’s Axe|
|500 G||Pheonix Feather||2400 G||Tower Toppler|
|20 G||Poison-Be-Gone||2000 G||Haunted Claws|
|40 G||Sleep-Be-Gone||1500 G||Soldier’s Helmet|
|40 G||Curse-Be-Gone||2000 G||Grunt Armor|
|40 G||Confusion-Be-Gone||1300 G||Soldier’s Smock|
|60 G||Nix-Be-Gone||1400 G||Caghoul|
|20 G||Chocolate||1400 G||Piercing Fangs|
|20 G||Flan||1200||Steel Scales|
|20 G||Ice Cream|
|50 G||Dumty Egg|
|50 G||Crispy Lettuce|
|50 G||Crunchy Carrot|
|60 G||Tender Beef|
|150 G||Fluffy Rice|
|200 G||Green Grapes|
|200 G||Black Truffle|
Directly north of this vantage point (but still in the southwest corner of the northern part of town) one can find a pot with [30 - 60 G] inside. There’s also a blue chest in the southeast corner of this same section; it contains a [CHEESEBURGER] .
Head back to the east part of town and look for a pot in the corner opposite of the Cawtermaster to find a [SALTED ICE CREAM or SOUR SUNDAE or SWEETIE PIE] . You can find a chest with [STRONG COFFEE] inside the Cawtermaster’s building.
Be sure to buy most of the latest equipment; there are some fine pieces of armor and weaponry among the wares. If you’re short on cash, reconsider whether you want to buy the latest ax or craft your own (which is better, but does require a lot of ingredients - see below). The same applies for the Grunt Armor (although it does grant a nice attack bonus).
As soon as you enter the city, Swaine leaves the party. Follow the path to the east and join up with him after several scenes. Head north and speak with the guards that - who would’ve guessed - aren’t allowing anyone in the palace. Now’s a good time to explore the city of Hamelin, and there are various errands and bounties you can pursue as well.
Starting off in the northern area, look for a pot on the northwest side of the street to find a [CARNATION CAKE] . The chest to the far southwest (of this northern section of town) contains a [CONFUSION-BE-GONE] , and there’s also a green chest far up the eastern building nearby. The vantage point for this chest is slightly east of the south-westernmost street lantern; look east to spot the chest on one of the balconies. It contains a [CLOCKWORK CLEAVER] , a highly offensive sword that reduces magic attack and accuracy but greatly boosts your familiar’s attack stat.
Here are some useful items you may want to make with alchemy:
- Watchmaker’s Ax = Iron Ax + Sprocket
- Clockwork Ax = Watchmaker’s Ax + Drill Screw + Sprocket
- Bone Mail = Bass Bell + Sturdy Shinbone x2
Medal of Dexterity = Soldier’s Sword + Bass Bell + Sprocket
Definitely chat with with man outside Swift Solutions to receive a large amount of alchemy formulas: 003, 009, 011, 014, 019, 024, 029, 034, 039, 058, 078, 100, 116 and 122. There is also a pot just to the west of Swift Solutions with an **[ICED COFFEE]** inside.
Make sure to also chat with Horace, who’s looking over the town from the balcony near the Hootique. The answer to his new riddle can be found on pages 212-213 of the Wizard’s Companion, and the number of automata familiars is of course 5. Give him the answer and he’ll reward you with the [CHART CHESTS] spell, which marks unfound chests and treasures in dungeons and towns (but not on the world map, unfortunately).
There are a few more pots you haven’t found yet, so go ahead and cast the chart chests spell to locate them more easily. There’s one next to the Cat’s Cradle on the right side that contains a [CURSE-BE-GONE] , and heading down the west path of town makes you run into the remaining pots, which holds [30 - 60 G] and a [BABANA FLAN] respectively (the last one is on the left side of the stairs around the corner). Lastly, check out the Hootique to find a chest with a [NIX-BE-GONE] item inside.
With all of those treasures out of the way, time to take on some tasks at Swift Solutions!
Errands / Bounties
Errand #010 - A Sister's Savior
Description: A young man from Hamelin is being uncharacteristically unkind to his little sister.
Goal: Restore the man’s kindness so that he can continue his work.
Rewards: Pixie Dew x2, 500 G
Errand #011 - A Proposal Postponed
Description: A Hamelin man has suddenly become terrified of the woman he wants to marry.
Goal: Give him the courage he needs to propose.
Rewards: Babana Flan x3, 500 G
Errand #036 - A Hearty Appetite
Description: One of the travelling merchants is having trouble controlling her appetite.
Goal: Restore her missing restraint before she bursts!
Rewards: Soft Scoop Ice Cream x3, 500 G
Errand #054 - A Flower in the Fug
Description: A Hamelin lady wants to give her mother a flower for her birthday, but it doesn’t look like it will blossom in time!
Goal: Solve the woman’s problem using one of your spells.
Rewards: Purifying Pulse Gem, 1000 G
Errand #055 - Making Medicine
Description: A Hamelin researcher is beside himself with worry, as he lacks the materials needed to make medicine for his ailing sister.
Goal: Agree to help the researcher with his problem.
Unlock Requirement: Complete errand #010
Rewards: Cappuccino x2, 1000 G
Items: Feel-Good Fungus
Errand #056 - Pesky Pirates
Description: A Hamelin researcher is anxious because he’s unable to deliver his sister’s medicine to her.
Goal: Agree to help the researcher with his problem.
Unlock Requirement: Complete errand #055
Rewards: Pirate’s Cutlass, 1000 G
Enemies: Zomboatswain (290), Cap’n Zombo (291)
Errand #072 - Mechanical Creatures
Description: Derwin has moved on to Hamelin in search of more creature data.
Goal: Agree to help Derwin with his research.
Unlock Requirement: Complete errand #071
Rewards: Sundrop x2, Planetdrop x2, 2000 G
Bounty #096 - A Ghostly Machine
Description: A discarded machine has come to life and turned into a monster… A sorry tale, but this is no time for sympathy!
Last Seen: On an Iron Bridge Southwest of Hamelin (Autumnia).
Rewards: Thunderspark Gem, 900 G
Enemies: Steam-Man (147), Clinketyclank (149)
Bounty #097 - Cliff-Top Chaos
Description: A rowdy beast is attacking cargo ships as they pass beneath some steep cliffs. Drive it away, and fast!
Last Seen: On Some Cliffs South of Hamelin (Autumnia).
Rewards: Lightning Bolt, 1000 G
Enemies: Fluvius Maximus (325)
When you’re done with any errands and bounties you wanted to complete, head to the black market in the southwest corner of the city. Talk to the man inside, and you’ll receive four suits of [HAMELIN ARMOR]. With it, you’ll be able to use it to sneak past the palace guards to the far north, so make your way there now.
Inside the palace you’ll have to sneak past several guards, which is easier than it looks.
Boss Fight: Porco Grosso - Eisenschwein Mk. X
Whenever you have control, just make your way to the stars for cutscenes. After a few of them, you’ll be magically transported to the Hamelin of the past. More scenes will play until you’re finally required to investigate a mine where the Emperor’s young princes have gone. Visit the Cat’s Cradle to heal up (if necessary), then go to the world map and check out the mine located in the mountains southeast of Hamelin.
You’ll find Gascin and Marcassin (the Emperor’s sons) under attack by a giant Earth Ogrrr. The beast is easily taken care of, so have Gascin ‘escort’ you back to the castle afterwards. You’ll be given the [ARROW OF LIGHT] spell, which deals light elemental damage and is particularly effective against undead/dark enemies.
With that spell and knowledge you have now, it’s time to leave Hamelin and depart for your next destination…once you’re ready, of course.