To continue on, we will now need to go through the Trials of the sages at the Temple of Trials. Rashaad will accompany you to the Temple, and you will regain control. Before we go, there is plenty to do, and we need to prepare ourselves as well!
Start off by visiting the Cawtermaster’s Store. You should have accumulated quite a few Guilders by now for some shopping, so let’s get some equipment. Don’t worry about getting a Bone Sword or Leather Shield for your Mite, nor a Robe for Esther’s Drongo; we’ll be getting better equipment through Errands and Bounties for those. For everyone/everything else though, go ahead and go all out, upgrading them to the best available equipment right now. A Flint Spear is a good investment for Esther’s familiar, and the accessories give minor stat boosts, although they’re not quite necessary either.
Our next stop will keep us quite busy for a while; Swift Solutions. There is a TON to do before moving on! Check the Errand Board to learn of the tasks there, and talk to the Taskmaster to discover new Bounty Hunts.
NOTE : As you leave the city, you’ll have another tutorial from Drippy on how to fight together with Esther. We recommend setting your AI to where both of your party members attack the same target.
While you’re out here Bounty Hunting and running Errands, you may want to reference the next section below regarding the World Map of this area, so you can gather treasure while you are traversing various areas of the map.
Errands / Bounties
- Errand #004 - An Overdue Loan
- Errand #005 - Ice Cream Dreams
- Errand #033 - A Half-Hearted Hubby
- Errand #045 - A Lover's Lunch Basket
- Errand #046 - Bothersome Boneheads
- Errand #048 - The King of Curries (*)
- Errand #003 - The Sheikh of Spice
- Bounty #088 - A Precious Root
- Bounty #089 - A Duel in the Desert
- Bounty #090 - Babana Thief
(*) You cannot fully complete Errand #048 yet, but since other errands are part of it, you’ll still be able to get various rewards along the way.
There are other Errands available, but you will need to wait until after completing the Temple of Trials before being able to completely finish all of them.
Errand #004 - An Overdue Loan
Description: A Mamooni boy is unkindly refusing to return a book he borrowed from his friend.
Goal: Restore his kindness and make sure he returns the book.
Rewards: Strong Coffee X2, 100G
To begin this errand, talk to the boy beside the western milk fountain. This cruel kid needs some kindness, so we better find some.
Just a few steps east of Rashaad’s babana stand is a man that has a piece of heart. Talk to him, and sure enough, he’s got plenty of kindness to spare, so choose 'Take Heart' when it comes up to receive that extra bit of heart.
Return to the boy near the milk fountain and talk to him again, giving him the extra bit of kindness using 'Give Heart' to have him return to normal. He’ll now gladly return the book, and to thank you, he’ll give you some [STRONG COFFEE x2] and [100 G] !
Errand #005 - Ice Cream Dreams
Description: A Mamooni ice cream merchant is suddenly too scared to leave the city on his long-planned journey of discovery.
Goal: Restore his courage so that he can go on his journey.
Rewards: Carrot Cake X3, 100 G
To begin this errand, you need to talk to the man just above the entrance of the Cat’s Cradle. He’s lacking in courage, so let’s go find some.
Make your way over to the western side of town near Swift Solutions, then go up and talk to the woman on the right. Her glowing greed dot on the map signifies that she has something, and sure enough, it’s the courage we’re looking for. Talk to her, then choose 'Take Heart' to receive some courage.
Return to the man and talk to him again. When your Spell Menu comes up, choose 'Give Heart,' then courage to restore it for him. As a thank you, you’ll receive [CARROT CAKE x3] and [100 G] !
Errand #033 - A Half Hearted Hubby
Description: A traveling merchant appears to have lost his appetite for the trade while in Al Mamoon, causing his wife no end of worry.
Goal: Restore his enthusiasm and bring him to his senses.
Rewards: Blindness-Be-Gone X3, 100 G
To begin this errand, you need to talk to the man just above the entrance of the Hootique. He needs some enthusiasm, and we just happen to have some!
[If you don’t have the enthusiasm, talk to the vendor lady south of the town square and ask her for some of it.]
Talk to the man again and choose 'Give Heart' when your Spell Menu comes up, then enthusiasm to restore him to normal. As a token of thanks, you’ll receive [BLINDNESS-BE-GONE x3] and [100 G] !
Errand #045 - A Lover’s Lunch Basket
Description: A Mamooni woman’s husband left his lunch behind when he went out to forage for mushrooms.
Goal: Agree to deliver her husband’s lunch basket to him.
Rewards: Glowcap X3, 200G
Items: Lover’s Lunch Basket
To begin this errand, you need to talk to the woman who is just a bit south of the left milk fountain at the north end of town. Accept her task, and she’ll give you the [LOVERS’ LUNCH BASKET] to take to her husband, who happens to be in the Golden Grove. Go ahead and head back out to the World Map and make the trek to the far northwest to Golden Grove.
Of course, as chance would have it, the husband is quite a ways in the forest; look at your map and locate the blue dot to the northwest of your current position to see him. Drippy will warn you along the way that the monsters have taken a special liking to you since you have that yummy basket of food, so keep your eyes peeled. Once you finally make it to the avid forager, he’ll take the basket and leave you with a message to give to his wife.
Make your way back out of the Grove and to Al Mamoon to his wife, who, after hearing the lovely poem sent back for her, will reward you with [GLOWCAP x3] and [200 G] !
Errand #046 - Bothersome Boneheads
Description: An elderly merchant from Al Mamoon is worried because her supply lines are coming under attack.
Goal: Agree to help solve the merchant’s problem.
Rewards: Bone Sword, 200 G
To begin this errand, you need to talk to the merchant lady walking around just below the two milk fountains in the northern part of Al Mamoon. She’s been having problems with Boneheads, so it’s up to us to take care of the problem.
Out on the World Map, you’ll actually have to seek out and destroy 10 Boneheads. They aren’t pointed out to you in any way, so just start wandering around and looking for them. Now would probably be a good time to do some treasure hunting, taking the bony buggers out as you come across them. (See the next section for locations.)
Once you’ve defeated the tenth one, return to Al Mamoon and talk to the merchant lady again to receive your REWARD: a [BONE SWORD] and [200 G] !
Errand #048 - The King of Curries
Description: A curry stall holder in Al Mamoon lacks the ingredients required to make the famous Tikka Mahala curry.
Goal: Agree to gather ingredients for the curry stall owner.
Rewards: Tikka Mahala X5, 200G
Items: Spicy Seeds, Spicy Seeds, Spicy Seeds, Sheikh’s Special Spices
NOTE: This errand cannot be fully complete until you’ve went to the Temple of Trials. However, it consists out of various other errands which you might want to do at this time anyway.
To begin this errand, you need to talk to the guy manning the curry stall just to the right of the eastern milk fountain. He needs some ingredients for his ultimate dish, so you’ll need to find them for him. Required are: Fluffy Rice, some Tender Beef, and a pinch of the Sheikh’s special spices! Make sure to have some extra time allotted for this one, because it’ll take a while (and it spans three actual tasks).
First, stop at Rashaad’s stand and talk to the woman just below it; she has some extra enthusiasm, so be sure to grab it with 'Take Heart'. [Or, if you had already gotten her enthusiasm for a previous errand, you’ll have to backtrack to Ding Dong Dell for it.]
Next, check your inventory; if you already have a Tender Beef and Fluffy Rice, then you’re fine. If not, then stop in at the Hootique and buy one of each.
Now head over to Swift Solutions, where a new blue dot has appeared on your map. This is the Sheikh you heard of, but he’s broken-hearted and needs help. Go ahead and accept Errand #003, then turn right around and hand over the enthusiasm with 'Give Heart' to return him to normal. As a thank you, you’ll receive [SANDWICH x2] and [100 G] , effectively ending Errand #003.
Now that he’s back to normal, he will agree to give you some of his spices, but only if you bring him what he needs, which is a turmeric root and three generous pinches of spicy seeds. Off to find those as well!
Unfortunately, none of what he wants is actually in the city, so we need to find a way to get them. Stop in at Swift Solutions first and talk to the Taskmaster. A new Bounty Hunt has opened up, so go ahead and accept the job to start Bounty #088!
To get our turmeric root, we must defeat the lumber wood as shown in the Bounty, and he hangs out around Golden Grove, so leave the city and make your way northwest, taking on the beast once he’s in your sight. The battle itself is a cinch; just cast Pulse with Oliver 2-3 times and he’s toast! Upon his defeat, he’ll relinquish the [TURMERIC ROOT] that you need, as well as 62 EXP and 47 G.
Now, the last ingredient that you need is the spicy seed, and you need three of them. The only place to find them (and this is a one-time deal) is to the west-southwest of Al Mamoon in the Smoky Mountains.
Climb the path toward the volcano, and along the way, you’ll come across three sets twinkling stars as you get closer to the mountain itself. The first pinch of [SPICY SEEDS] will be at the corner where the path turns west.
The second pinch of [SPICY SEEDS] will be to the west near the river of lava, and the third pinch of [SPICY SEEDS] will be all the way to the west near a stream of lava. To get the third one you’ll need the Bridge spell, which you acquire at the Temple of Trials.
Once you have those, return to Al Mamoon. Stop in at Swift Solutions first and claim your prize, [MILK CHOCOLATE x5] and [200G] , ending Bounty #088. Afterwards, head back outside and talk to the Sheikh, giving him his ingredients. With them, he makes the spices you need, and you’ll receive a bowl of [SHEIKH’S SPECIAL SPICES] .
Bring all ingredients back to Raj at the town square and he’ll reward you with [TIKKA MAHALA x5] and [200 G] after a scene has played. You can now also buy Tikka Mahala at any time you wish from him for the price of 200 G. It’s in fact an excellent healing item early in the game since it restores 150 HP.
Errand #003 - The Shiekh of Spice
Description: Al Mamoon’s Sheikh of Spice is suffering from a severe lack of enthusiasm.
Goal: Restore his enthusiasm, then listen to what he has to say.
Unlock Requirement: Proceed in Errand #048.
Rewards: Sandwich X2, 100 G
Head over to Swift Solutions, where a new blue dot has appeared on your map. This is the Sheikh you heard of, but he’s broken-hearted and needs help. First, stop at Rashaad’s stand and talk to the woman just below it; she has some extra enthusiasm, so be sure to grab it with 'Take Heart'. [Or, if you had already gotten her enthusiasm for a previous errand, you’ll have to backtrack to Ding Dong Dell for it.]
Head back to the Sheikh, then give him the enthusiasm with 'Give Heart' to return him to normal. As a thank you, you’ll receive [SANDWICH x2] and [100 G] .
Bounty #088 - A Precious Root
Description: A lumberwood has appeared to the south of Golden Grove. These creatures’ roots always fetch a decent price…
Unlock Requirement: Complete Errand #003.
Last Seen: In the Highlands South of Golden Grove (Summerlands)
Rewards: Milk Chocolate X5, 200 G
Spoils: 62 EXP, 47 G, Tumeric Root
To get our turmeric root, we must defeat the Lumberwood as shown in the Bounty, and he hangs out around Golden Grove, so leave the city and make your way northwest, taking on the beast once he’s in your sight. The battle itself is a cinch; just cast Pulse with Oliver 2-3 times and he’s toast! Upon his defeat, he’ll relinquish the [TURMERIC ROOT] that you need, as well as 62 EXP and 47 G.
Bounty #089 - A Duel in the Desert
Description: A bony beast keeps challenging travelers to duels in the desert. It looks like a fierce opponent, but it must be dealt with!
Unlock Requirement: Complete Errand #046
Last Seen: In the Northern Shimmering Sands (Summerlands).
Rewards: Shinbone Shield, 200 G
Enemies: Bone Brigadier, Bonehead
Spoils: 90 EXP, 80 G
Your target is to the north-northeast of Al Mamoon, so hop up there and challenge the bony jerk to a duel yourself! Focus on taking out the Bone Brigadier first; Oliver’s Pulse spell and the Drongo’s Thunderspark should be doing quite a bit of damage each turn, making quick work of the leader. Once it’s toast, focus on the minions to make them part of history (as they should’ve already been, seeing how they’re undead).
Bounty #090 - Babana Thief
Description: Finally, we have found the fiend who has been stealing our babanas! It is most frightfully fleet of foot, so do not let it escape!
Last Seen: In the Eastern Shimmering Sands (Summerlands)
Rewards: Flame Robes, 300 G
Spoils: 58 EXP, 125 G
Your target is to the far east of Al Mamoon, as depicted by the blue dot on the World Map. Hike your way over there to take on the Adamantiger. During the battle, keep control of Oliver; the Adamantiger’s physical attacks do MAJOR damage, and can easily wipe you out in three hits. He’s almost as hard as a boss, so stay on your toes.
Keep your distance from the beast while casting Pulse repeatedly. As for Esther, she will most likely get wiped out by the Adamantiger fairly quickly, so if you can, take a quick break from attacking whenever you start seeing her HP drop sharply. Just make sure to play it both safe and smart.
With all of the tasks taken care of, prepare for your next destination at the shops if you need to. Otherwise, head out onto the World Map and proceed to the far northeast of the Shimmering Sands to the Temple of Trials!