The Arid Lands Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Walkthrough
The party resting at the Oren camp | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The party resting at the Oren camp

In order to clear this chapter, you will need to do the following:

  1. Meet with Bos in the Underworld.
  2. Return to Treppe Hill.

Rescuing Bos

After crossing the gate to the Underworld, the party will arrive at Ashen Forest. 

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

Read through the dialogue to learn a bit about Lila’s backstory.

Lila tells the party about the Underworld | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Lila tells the party about the Underworld

After that, follow the quest marker to Bos’ location. Ashen Forest is a linear map, so there are no secrets. Just head to the northwestern side of the map and you will run into Bos at a camp.

The party runs into Bos | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The party runs into Bos

Another Oren will show up, and introduce herself as Kilo Shiness.

The Oren warrior introduces herself | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Oren warrior introduces herself

Read through the dialogue, and then enjoy the cutscene.

Lila and Kilo singing | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Lila and Kilo singing

After that, simply press the “Fast Travel” button/key in order to return to the entrance. The game will proceed automatically, so just keep reading through the dialogue.

The party will then return to the Boundary Cathedral.

The party returns to the Boundary Cathedral | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The party returns to the Boundary Cathedral

Next, fast travel to Kurken Island – Treppe Hill. While Empel claims his reward for rescuing Bos, the Brunnen son will ask you to wait for a few days as he investigates his family’s mysterious artifact.

Once the dialogue ends, you will proceed to the next chapter.

Bos informs Ryza about the artifact | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Bos informs Ryza about the artifact