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Q&A & Help


Warning: Here be spoilers for hints that involve the main story and late game sidequests.

Balance/Difficulty Questions
Why do some bosses start hitting for insane amounts of damage all of a sudden?
This is the boss saying, "I'm getting desperate and am almost dead, so kill me fast!" When you start getting nailed hard late in a boss fight for damage capable of KOing a character in one hit, don't focus on mass heals unless the boss targets everyone. Just focus on doing as much damage as humanly possible, because the boss is going to go down in a mere few attacks at this point.


The fights are getting too hard! What happened?
You're avoiding too many battles. I've witnessed this firsthand in LPs. If you're suddenly getting blasted for 70% or more of your max HP against random encounters, then you're avoiding battles too much. Stop riding Winter everywhere and use the Moogle Charm less. Overusing both of this will only make the game harder in the long run. Also take advantage of the belt relics that increase your maximum HP. Boss fights are more strategic and rely a little more on elemental resistances more than the first game, so make sure you have the proper items in your inventory to resist various elements.


General Questions
What are these Atma Fragments that I keep finding?
They're used to power up the Atma Weapon sword that you find in the Aether Cave. Take the sword and any fragments you have to Baku in Mohadmal Junction and he can assist you further.


What bosses are the best to steal from?
Warning: Here be spoilers.
Steal Fire 2 Tome from Duosoul.
Steal Valkyrie from Tarrasque.
Steal Might Guard from Vertumnus (second encounter).
Steal Blizzard Sword from Shiva.
Steal Gauntlet from Dark Nation.
Steal Megalixir from Gozmodan.
Steal Megalixir from Macabre.
Steal Seraph Wing from Alexander.
Steal Hero Ring from Tritoch.
Steal Megalixir from Markim Alunira.
Steal Megalixir from Eris Typhoon.
Steal Dualwielder Materia from Ixion (second encounter).
Steal Megalixir from Ramuh.
Steal Megalixir from Orilon (second encounter).
Steal Miracle Shard from Kukumlima.
Steal Miracle Shard from Proteus.
Steal Megalixir from Orilon (third encounter).
Steal Miracle Shard from Proteus (second encounter).
Steal Chemist Materia from Phase Bomb.
Steal Miracle Shard from The Risen.
Steal Ribbon from Belmont.
Steal Megalixir from Memoria.
Steal Zero Bell from Dark Elf.


Lindblum Kingdom Questions
A boy bumped into me in the Augurer Quarter. Does he actually rob me?
No, you do not actually lose any gold from this encounter, it's just a scripted story sequence.


What do I do in Lycosidae Grotto?
Interact with the lanterns to illuminate the tunnels. This will cause the spider webs to disappear.


What's the point of the Augurer Colosseum?
You can come here to pick up summon abilities that you've missed in your travels. Whenever you return to Lindblum, don't hesitate to check for new whistles! The whistles available for purchase changes based on how far into the game you are.


Ivalice Empire Questions
I read that the arena is in Mysidia, but I can't seem to find it?
Go back to the world map. It's the giant structure that's right behind the town.


Berona Republic Questions
How do I proceed past the colour puzzle in Ezra's Tomb?
Follow this pattern: Green, green, blue, green, blue, blue, blue, green.


Is the outcome of Reiner's scenario preventable?
NOPE!


Does it matter if I disable the magic wells in Mount Valla when pursuing Tritoch?
Disabling wells has two effects. First, each disabled well makes Tritoch slightly easier. Second, the total number of wells that you have deactivated determines what type of reward you will get after talking to an NPC following the Tritoch fight. Disable fewer wells for Tritoch to be harder, but your ultimate reward will be greater. Note that not disabling any wells is a suicide mission! Though Tritoch is technically beatable without touching the wells, I really wouldn't advise doing that unless you've been power-leveling constantly throughout the game.


Five Wardens Part of Game Questions
Help! I got the airship and I never know where to go next!
Talk to the soldier (later replaced by Montblanc) by the staircase inside of your airship. He will tell you exactly what your next move is.


Where did Loxley and Twill go?
Go to the elder in Castora to initiate a small side quest that leads to you being reunited with these two.


How do I defeat Hugin and Munin in Horseman's Rest?
You do exactly as you're told, show them the power of Bahamut.


What is the solution to the gravestone puzzle in Skyreach Castle?
Interact with the graves in this order:


End-Game Sidequest Questions
What do I do with the oracle named Jandrah in Rivera? What is she for?
She resurrects Carina for you. Bring her the Hope Amulet (investigate behind Ezra's tomb), an angel wing, dark matter, and a holy candle. Angel Wing is given to you by an NPC in Alexandria's Mysidian Quarter. Dark Matter is dropped from a boss battle in the Berona Mudflats. Holy Candle drops from Rubywing (monster in a box in Crystalline Grotto). After bringing these to her, she will try to bring Carina's spirit back to world. Shinryu will also try to escape, and you must defeat him. After winning the battle, Carina reappears and rejoins the party as a dark mage.


What do I do with Caraway?
Caraway is an eccentric man who will trade with you. Bring him the item he is looking for and he will give you something in exchange for it. Here is what Caraway wants and what he will reward you with in chronological order:

1. Trade Varanodon Fang for Megalixir.
2. Trade Star Dust for Miracle Shard.
3. Trade Gold Ore for X-Remedy.
4. Trade Redwood for Demi Tome.
5. Trade Rainbow Shard for Virus Rod.


How do I recruit Jossley?
Jossley is missable since events late in the game make her impossible to get, so venture to Lenadia Castle after she is detained and make sure you've got a pamphlet for Bacchus Garrison on hand. Talk to her and she'll express remorse and then asked to be left alone. Talk to her again and you'll be able to release her into Augurer custody.

Jossley will then appear in Bacchus Garrison where she won't have much to do until you acquire the airship. At that point, she'll ask to be taken aboard. By the time you have to venture to the Underworld, Jossley will start receiving items from her contacts in Lenadia. After she gives you items on two different occasions, talk to her again after progressing the plot a bit more and she will want to help you further by joining the party. Accept her offer and she joins.


How do I recruit Kappa?
Find him in the Necropolis optional dungeon, accessible from the Underworld Highway.


What are the required steps to complete Kappa's side quest?
1. Put Kappa in the lead and investigate a bookshelf in the southwestern corner of the Mysidian Archive to find a book called Theory of Rebirth.
2. Bring Beronian Wine and a Miracle Shard to Kappa. Purchase Beronian Wine from Swinder's Rest off of the Branch Canals in Berona City. Miracle shards can be obtained throughout the game, but can be obtained indefinitely by stealing them from the Eurypterid monster in the final dungeon.
3. Find the Mohadmal Tomb in the Mohadmal Desert. Walk directly north of the chocobo tracks in the center of the desert to find the hidden entrance.


Where do I find the missing guard from Palumpu Station?
Galvus can be found in the Northdale Inn later in the game. Talk to him and he'll just blatantly give you the key for Swordsman's Rest.


Where is Gau?
Diamond Isle Cave, which opens up late in the game. Bring him some lamb chops from Hillsdale and he'll tag along.


What happened to Commodore Viceley after The Tidechaser sank?
Venture to Castora and find Viceley hanging out at the docks. He'll bring you up to speed on where he's been all this time.

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UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
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Hey, a help page! Feel free to contribute questions here and I'll make sure they're answered on the page.
Shall I link my (still unfinished) guides here again?
All Guides for Blackmoon Prophecy

When I play the 3rd part, I will add that to this folder.

If you fear viruses or similar problems I might convert them to pdf.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5354
author=Firefly84
Shall I link my (still unfinished) guides here again?
All Guides for Blackmoon Prophecy

When I play the 3rd part, I will add that to this folder.

If you fear viruses or similar problems I might convert them to pdf.

By all means! I've skimmed through it before and found it to be a great resource. I also have a link for it posted in the game page description.
You can't have enough links for this - they are frequently asked for.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
5354
Hahaha, they really are. I'm hoping that this page will help. I know that my help page for the first game was useful for some people.
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