|Full Steam Ahead|
|Sophie: Independent Thinker|
Watch the Full Steam Ahead skit when you have control and then head north. The ruins may be off limits, but Turtlez can still get access by the looks of it. Take the east road and then head north to a colored puzzle, stepping on the puzzle for the Step by Step skit, and then step on yellow > blue to cross.
Head east down the steps to grab the Red Scarf from the northern chest and then circle around to the other side for a Freeze Charm . Take the right southern path, head down the stairs, and then go back up the others to reach the Possessed Crystal before you continue south to another puzzle.
This puzzle is a bit trickier, mostly because you have to stay in the puzzle area and any step out will reset the puzzle, so step on the yellow > blue > and red to cross. Check the brazier to the west for the Ancient Embers discovery, Torchflame , and A Serious Matter skit and then continue to another puzzle, stepping on red > blue > and yellow to reach the Battle Tunic .
Take the north path at the split to another puzzle and step on the red > blue > and yellow to cross and then head east to grab the 4680 Gald . Get the Scene Stealer skit at the save and then prepare for a fight. (Also, I’m starting to love Pascal… despite my desire not to).
Boss: Dispater x2
These guys can be beast and therefore you want to get rid of one as quick as possible to minimize the damage you are taking by setting everyone to target the same enemy. Since these enemies use Nova barriers you’ll need to either control Asbel or Sophie and make sure that you are using a Nova ability. The other suggested party members are Pascal and Malik for damage and Cheria for Veil of Faith.
There are three major skills you want to watch out for:
- An AOE Flame Breath that has a very short arch back by the Dispater before it beings to breath outward.
- An AOE called Vortex, indicated by a blue cast time, that can be avoided by side-stepping or back-stepping.
- A vertical ray that shots from their mouth, indicated by folding their wings under their body and blue rays coming toward them before they liftoff.
Defeating the Dispaters in 60 seconds will net you a trophy.
Dispaters in 60 Seconds
Defeated the monsters Richard sicced on you in a minute or less.
After the scene you’ll obtain Sophie’s Independent Thinker title and can approach the valkines for the Duplemar discovery and Pitch Black skit. Head back to the steps to the west and go west when you can to reach the split to find the Book of Duplication , which you should equip asap, and 435 Unit(s) of Eleth .
You can now make your way back to the entrance, exit to the Stratha Desert (West) for the skit Keeping it Together at the save, and then head to Yu Liberte on foot or via the Turtlez.
Head to the President’s Office for a scene and a surprise visitor. This marks the end of this chapter.
The Sands of Strahta
Completed Chapter 4.