This is a guide for unlocking and completing Melia’s Ascension Quest in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
How to Ascend Melia
Like other Heroes, you need to have the class inheritor (Noah) reach Rank 10 in Melia’s Royal Summoner class. If you have spare Silver Nopon Coins, this is a good opportunity to use them, although keep in mind there’s one more postgame Hero class.
Otherwise, if you want to grind the class rank manually (we’d suggest grinding to at least Rank 5), there are a bunch of high level areas dotted around:
- Low Maktha Wildwood at the bottom of the Pentelas Region. Enemies hover around Level 70 in the open areas; the ones at the Cavern of Oblivion are around Level 90.
- Daedal Isle in the Cadensia Region has mid Level 70 foes in the inner area, accessible via the zip-line.
- Elgares Depths at the bottom of the Aetia region. The monsters here are in the high 70s. They’re also all Elites, so they’ll take longer to beat, but give more CP.
- The Cavity at Swordmarch, where the City was previously located. The monsters here are in the high 80s. That said, the early monsters (Anloods) are easy and don’t aggro.
- Malevolent Hollow in the Cadensia Region has enemies in the high 90s and 100s.
Once you’ve reached Rank 10, add Melia in your party if you haven’t done so already, then visit the Throne Room on the 4th floor of Keves Castle. You can fast-travel to the Upper Water Supply rest spot, then proceed east through the repaired ventilation opening.
This will trigger a cutscene and begin Melia’s Ascension Quest.
How to Complete the “From Atop Her Throne” Quest
Melia’s aide will give her three pressing tasks to complete, manifesting as three separate quests. This will be one of the busier Ascension Quests, although it compensates for her Hero Quest being non-existant.
How to Complete the “Colony 9’s Backup” Quest
To sort out Colony 9’s troubles, head for one of the medical bays near the Colony 9 Canteen, underneath the colony’s Ferronis. You’ll find Zeon tending to a group of soldiers wounded from a landslide.
Next, quickly make your way to the incident site south-east from the Alfeto Valley Mouth landmark. When you get near it, there will be a very brief cutscene. Now go around and interact with the three survivors, who appear as blue quest markers on the mini-map.
Once you’ve taken care of all three, return to the medical bay at Colony 9 to complete this quest.
Quest Rewards for “Colony 9’s Backup”
How to Complete the “Friction With Agnus” Quest
Meanwhile, to deal with the Agnian situation, head to the Ascension Grounds at Agnus Castle. Towards the south, overlooking Erythia Sea, is a familiar figure. After a lengthy discussion, your next destination is Hovering Reef 6 at the Keves Castle Region. There aren’t any nearby landmarks, so you’ll have to come from Penshia Portal or something.
Upon arriving at the north-east end of the reef, the party will spot Auto-Levs deployed by the rogue Agnian troops. Engage them or run past them; either way, your goal is the cavern by the west side of the reef. Inside, you’ll fight a group of seven Level 79-80 enemies, led by an Ag. Skirmisher Elite. Shouldn’t be too challenging after the final boss fight.
Succeed in disarming the foes and the quest will end.
Quest Rewards for “Friction With Agnus”
How to Complete the “The City Pep Talk” Quest
Lastly, to assist the City, travel to the War Room where Monica and Travis are usually stationed. They’ll suggest visiting Centrilo Parade to gather ideas; you can fast-travel to Serene Square and go east. Next, go to Mitia Lookout, at the northernmost part of the City.
Quest Rewards for “The City Pep Talk”
Return to the Throne Room
Upon completing all three of the above quests, head back to the Throne Room at Keves Castle to report your good deeds for the day. This will conclude Melia’s Ascension Quest, unlocking Rank 20 for the Royal Summoner class.
Quest Rewards for “From Atop Her Throne”