The Abandoned Tower, Part 3 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Walkthrough
Fighting the Dragon Lord at the Ancient Battlefield | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Fighting the Dragon Lord at the Ancient Battlefield

The final part of this chapter will require you to clear the following requirements:

  1. Head deeper into Liese Valley.
  2. Defeat the Dragon Lord at the Ancient Battlefield.
  3. Reach the top floor of Pynnor Holy Tower.

Liese Valley

After you enter Liese Valley from Limewick Hill, turn west. The path to the north is currently blocked by a boulder, and you won’t be able to clear it until later in the game.

Taking the path to the west at Liese Valley | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Taking the path to the west at Liese Valley

Head up the mountain path, and then continue to the next area, Ancient Battlefield.

Following the mountain trail to the Ancient Battlefield | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Following the mountain trail to the Ancient Battlefield

On the Ancient Battlefield, follow the path north, and then turn east. Continue all the way down to the floor level.

Heading down the wall at the Ancient Battlefield | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Heading down the wall at the Ancient Battlefield

After climbing down the wall, turn north and head past the Safety Flower. Continue to the first stone bridge.

Turning north past the Safety Flower and continuing to the first bridge | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Turning north past the Safety Flower and continuing to the first bridge

You will have to jump in order to cross the bridge. Then, head northwest towards the stone tablet, but do not approach it yet.

Jumping across the bridge | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Jumping across the bridge

Once you get close to the stone tablet, the game will automatically proceed to a boss fight. Do not proceed unless you’ve completed all preparations.

The stone tablet at the Ancient Battlefield | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The stone tablet at the Ancient Battlefield

You can synthesize or rebuild two useful items for the upcoming boss: a Bomb and a Lightning Bell.

For the Bomb, focus on maxing out the Effect 2 loop, which will add the “Lowered Guard L” effect. This debuff will lower the boss’ defense.

The Effect 2 loop in the Bomb recipe | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Effect 2 loop in the Bomb recipe

And for the Lightning Bell, concentrate on the Effect 2 and on the Effect 3 loops – especially on the latter. 

The Effect 2 loops will add the Thunder Current effect, which can Paralyze the target. Effect 3, meanwhile, will add the Thunderclap effect, which deals additional Stun Gauge damage.

The Effects 2 and 3 loops in the Lightning Bell recipe | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Effects 2 and 3 loops in the Lightning Bell recipe

Once you are ready, continue to the stone tablet in order to fight the boss.

The Dragon Lord is summoned by the stone tablet | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Dragon Lord is summoned by the stone tablet

Dragon Lord Boss

Dragon Lord information | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Dragon Lord information

Dragon Lord resists Ice and Wind element attacks, so focus on Lightning and Fire instead.

Start the fight off with the Bomb in order to lower the boss’ Defense. Then, switch over to the Lightning Bell. You will need three or four attacks to deplete the Dragon Lord’s Stun Gauge.

Keep an eye on your Core Charges. Remember to bring one or two expendable items so you can replenish your CCs during the fight.

Dragon Lord hits quite hard, so keep an eye on your members’ HP bars. Make sure to control the Stun Gauge as well, and time it so you can Break the boss as soon as it starts channeling its charged attack.

After a few turns, you will be able to take the Dragon Lord down.

Taking down the Dragon Lord | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Taking down the Dragon Lord

Following the fight, continue along the linear path. Along the way, you will find the Multiplicauldron. The game will become significantly easier going forward, as this artifact trivializes the remaining content.

From now on, you will be able to farm Gems much faster, which, in turn, will let you rebuild and strengthen your equipment. Check our Gem farming guide for more information.

Discovering the Multiplicauldron | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Discovering the Multiplicauldron

After obtaining the Multiplicauldron, continue up the stairway to the next area. You will also discover another landmark.

Walking up the stairway to Pynnor Tower | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Walking up the stairway to Pynnor Tower

Pynnor Holy Tower

Once you are done climbing up the Grand Stairway, you will finally reach Pynnor Holy Tower.

Arriving at Pynnor Tower | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Arriving at Pynnor Tower

Enter the tower, and then climb up the spiral stairway. You will be interrupted by a few cutscenes along the way.

Climbing up the spiral stairway inside the tower | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Climbing up the spiral stairway inside the tower

Once you proceed to the next area, the game will continue automatically.

Reaching the tower’s top floor | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Reaching the tower’s top floor

Ryza will find an old key that will become relevant later on. Read through the dialogue to learn the truth behind Kurken and the Klint Kingdom.

Ryza finds an old key | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza finds an old key

After that, return to the Atelier, and the game will then proceed to the next chapter.

The party reflects on their new findings | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The party reflects on their new findings