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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
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Author(s): Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts
First Published: 01-06-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 03-07-2020 / 14:51 GMT
Version: 0.8 (????) 03-07-2020 / 20:16 GMT

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Jun 2020 · 5 hrs ago · 0.8
Makna Forest

Makna Forest Quests

Monster Quests

Quest Client Location Monster Monster Location Rewards
Monster Quest 1 Nopon Merchant Agni Tablet 5 Jungle Quadwings Perched on a Large Tree near Waypoint Beacon 1500G
Monster Quest 2 Nopon Merchant Agni Tablet 2 Makna Feris Waypoint Beacon 9600G
Monster Quest 3 Nopon Merchant Agni Tablet 2 Makna Ansels Bridge Two 8500G
Monster Quest 4 Nopon Merchant Agni Tablet 3 Makna Eks Eks Watering Hole 12000G
Quest Client Location Monster Monster Location Rewards
Monster Quest 1 Nopon Merchant Agni Tablet 5 Jungle Quadwings Perched on a Large Tree near Waypoint Beacon 2500G

Challenge Quest

This quest can only be accepted once you have reached Frontier Village.

Client Location Monster Monster Location Rewards
Nopon Merchant Agni Tablet Shimmering Forte Eks Watering Hole 2500G

Once you have reached Fortier Village, the Nopon Merchant who assigned you the Monster Quests will ask you to slay the Unique enemy, Shimmering Forte, who appears near the Eks Watering Hole on hot days. A hot day is when there are no birds signing and there is a slight haze lifting from the ground, similar to what you would see in a real life heatwave. The Shimmering Forte is a level 33 Deinos type monster. Take care not to aggro the other Deinos around him, otherwise you might have quite the fight on your hands.

The Shimmering Forte is a Unique monster only found on hot days.


Unique Quests

Unique Quests are given by Unique NPCs. In this case, most Unique quests available in Makna Forest are given by the Nopon Sage. He is only available after reaching Eryth Sea in the main quest and after completing the quest, Meeting the Nopon Sage.

Legend of the Sage

Client Location Time of Day Rewards Affinity
Nopon Sage Makna Forest 12:00 - 15:00 4500G, 1500 EXP, Poison Plus V, Revival HP Up III None

Once you have completed Pipiki's quest, Meeting the Nopon Sage, you will be able to return to the Nopon Sage near the Ether Deposit north of the Divine Sanctuary landmark. He will tell you to about his treasure and then ask you to find out the legend of the Sage by asking a child in Frontier Village. You will then receive the objective to speak to Pipiki about the Nopon Sage. Pipiki will tell you that the Nopon Sage loves food, when you tell this to the Nopon Sage he gets angry and orders that you go back to Frontier Village and speak to Pachipa. She will tell you that the Nopon Sage is strong and powerful, then return to the Nopon Sage to complete the quest.

This quest must be completed in order to unlock Challenge of the Sage.


Challenge of the Sage

Client Location Time of Day Rewards Affinity
Nopon Sage Makna Forest 12:00 - 15:00 6000G, 2500 EXP, Debuff Plus II, HP Steal III None

Immediately after you have completed the Nopon Sage's quest, Legend of the Sage you may activate this quest. He will ask you to prove your courage by going to the Seahorse Islet in Makna Forest and retrieving the Proof of Courage. The Seahorse Islet is a Secret Area at the northeast point of the river that flows through Makna Forest. The waters have a very strong current so swimming can be more difficult than usual and if you're not careful you might fall off the edge of Bionis! There are also a few Brogs and Ansel type monsters along the river, so take care when swimming to the islet. If you have been to the islet before you can just fast travel to the landmark. Even if you fast travel to the islet, you will still have to swim a little for the Proof of Courage so you will still need to be cautious when swimmming towards the edge of the river. Once you have retrieved the Proof of Courage, head back to the Nopon Sage to complete the quest.

You'll have quite the tough swim in order to reach the Proof of Courage,but the Nopon Sage will be very pleased!

This quest must be completed in order to unlock the quest, Final Challenge of the Sage.


Quests Available After Reaching Chapter 10

Bridge Repair

Client Location Time of Day Rewards Affinity
Nopon Researcher Makna Forest (Pod Landing Site) Anytime 3000G, 4400 EXP, Jaw Nibbler None

Once you have reached the Pod Landing Site landmark during the main quest, you will be able to reach the Nopon Researcher who is found near the broken bridge. He will ask you to fetch the materials he needs to fix Bridge Four. He needs 3 Rhogul Axe Crests which can be obtained from Mist Rhoguls and 5 Hode Planks from Hodes. Hodes are in abundance around Windmill Pavilion and Hode Lair in Makna Forest. Mist Rhoguls are native to Satorl Marsh and are found most commonly near the Altar of Fate. Once you have collected the items, head back to the Nopon in charge of the bridge repair to finish the quest. Upon completion, Bridge Four will be repaired and usable.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    1 June 2020
  • Last Updated
    3 July 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Jarrod Garripoli, Seren Morgan-Roberts

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  • Complete coverage of the Affinity Chart

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