This is a guide for Chapter 5 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, explaining how to access Li Garte Prison Camp in the Cadensia Region.
How to infiltrate Li Garte Prison Camp
After meeting with Kisame at Vinisog Holm and obtaining two Info Fragments related to Li Garte Prison Camp from both Corne Island and Thurbin Island, head to Vinisog Holm Camp to Discuss the “Li Garte Prison Camp Information” topic. Everyone will pool together their intel and the next phase of the operation can begin. This will also end the “The Castle Beckons” Standard Quest.
Now make your way to Hykt’s Cove, far to the north, near the tip of the western “arm” that separates the main portion of Erythia Sea with the Agnus Castle Barbican. You can just about squeeze the Boundary inside. On the right, there’s a shore for you to disembark. Head slightly further in to discover the Inlet Camp. When you’re ready, inspect the camp and choose “Rest” to advance the story. After a moment, you’ll be prompted to begin the prison infiltration.
Choose to begin and you’ll be placed in Patulia Bay right near the Agnus Castle Barbican, during night time. As suggested, travel anti-clockwise around the bay, until you’re past the building that’s connected by a bridge. Approach the east-facing cliff and look for a tiny gap halfway between the bridge and the edge of the sea. It can be hard to see (especially at night), but there’s a bunch of collectables near the gap.
Once you’ve spotted it, exit the Boundary and swim through the gap. You’ll find that the gap is much bigger when you’re off the Boundary, due to the camera change. After a while, you’ll emerge inside Sea-Gnawed Cave, with a campsite nearby. Rest (again) if you need to, then head north, while keeping towards the east. At the end, inspect the crack in the wall to smash it apart.
On the other side, you’ll be at the Prison Precipice along the north side of the Agnus Castle Barbican. Carefully–and we stress again, carefully travel west, making sure not to fall off the edge. Otherwise you’ll respawn back near Sea-Gnawed Cave Camp. Eventually, towards the far west, you’ll reach the Vent Entrance, where you can enter the back of the prison via a ventilation grill.
Inside the ventilation shaft, head south. Early on, you’ll have to drop down a ledge, preventing you from going backwards. Approach the rotary fan to view the area cutscene and see what’s going on inside the prison. Afterwards, go left, right and left. There will be a cover you can inspect, but it’s too dangerous to use. Instead, continue north and use the cover there. Then drop down.
You’ll land inside the Food Storage. Head south to say “hi” to the prison inmates, although things don’t exactly go swimmingly…
Locations on the way to Li Garte Prison Camp
|At the Prison Precipice, towards the far west.
|At Hykt’s Cover, towards the far north, near the tip of the western “arm” that separates the main portion of Erythia Sea with the Agnus Castle Barbican.
|Sea-Gnawed Cave Camp
|By entrance of Sea-Gnawed Cave, accessible via a gap between Perimeter Bridge and the edge of the sea.
Containers on the way to Li Garte Prison Camp
|At the end of the west side of Sea-Gnawed Cave.