This is a guide for Chapter 5 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, exploring the City located within Swordmarch.
Where to go in the City
You’ll enter the city via the north-east, at the aptly-named City Entrance. Continue following Shania south-west along the passageway. When you reach one of the corners, there’ll be a short cutscene. After that, proceed south and another cutscene will trigger, showcasing the City in all its glory.
From here, keep following Shania south, then west towards Centrilo Parade, where another cutscene will play upon approaching the t-junction there. If you want, you can head there ahead of Shania. Or you could go around and explore the City before triggering the cutscene.
Next, follow Shania some more (or make your own way) to the Mxene Tech Quarter, which is located due west. Another cutscene will occur. When you’re back in control, continue north, then east towards Praetorian Hill for some more theatrics.
Moving on, carry on east towards the closed door for, you guessed it, another cutscene. From here, you’ll need to trek to the south-east corner of the City, where the Medical Facility is. Behold one of the most wholesome cutscenes in the game. Afterwards, you’ll be dropped next to the Remembrance Stones. Make your way south-west to the Memorial Hall next for a quick history lesson.
Finally, to wrap up the day, head west to the Lost Numbers Dormitory. When you’re ready, speak to the Residential Guard standing outside to rest. Or you could wander around the City some more; there’s a bunch of new Info Fragments to discover. That said, those fragments will still be around tomorrow, so maybe go and take a rest.
The Next Day
After resting, your next task is to visit Monica at the War Room. It’s located along the north side of the City, near Praetorian Hill. From the Dormitory, you can head straight north, cutting through the Mxene Tech Quarter, then travel east at the corner. Or you could fast-travel to Mitia Lookout and drop down to the south.
To reach the war room itself, you must use the elevator. Inside, Monica will brief you on your next mission as Ouroboros. Afterwards, you’ll receive the Castle Access Standard Quest.
Info Fragments in the City
|Someone’s Sheet Music
|Quest marker north-east from Centrilo Parade.
|East end of Centrilo Parade, a bit north.
|East end of Centrilo Parade, a bit south.
|Bookshop near center of the Centrilo Parade t-junction.
|At the Training Grounds, near the south-west corner of the City.
|North-east from War Room elevator, after speaking to Monica inside the War Room.
|Near south-east corner of the City, after speaking to Monica inside the War Room.
Landmarks in the City
|Center of the city; west from Centrilo Parade.
|North-east from Serene Square.
|West from the south end of the bridge south from Centrilo Parade.
|South-west from the Remembrance Stones.
|At the far north of the City. Use one of the ladders by the north-west corner.
Rest Spots in the City
|North-west from Serene Square.
|North-east from the Lost Numbers Dormitory, overlooking Virid Park.
Containers in the City
|North-east corner of the main area of the City. Near the entrance passageway.
|Above the door near the north-east corner where the Growth Modules are stored. Go through the previously locked door near the entrance passageway.
|At the Supply Stockpile, at the west side of the City. Climb up one of the ladders by the north-west corner of the City.
|At Ribelly Plaza. From Container #3, head south through Sikert Pathway.