Everyone’s Changing, Part 1 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza, Klaudia, Lent and Tao rebuilding the hideout | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza, Klaudia, Lent and Tao rebuilding the hideout

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

  1. Synthesize a Woodcutter’s Axe.
  2. Collect Eiche, Salt Grass, and Eroded Stones.
  3. Create the materials and build the secret hideout.

The Hideout

After clearing the second chapter, it will be time to turn the old house in the Hidden Clearing into Ryza’s Atelier.

First, you will need to consult with Empel, so head over to his and Lila’s house in the Old Town.

Read through the dialogue, then return to Ryza’s room.

Consulting Empel on how to build the hideout | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Consulting Empel on how to build the hideout

As soon as you enter the room, you will learn the recipes for the hideout’s materials.

Learning the recipes for the hideout’s materials | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Learning the recipes for the hideout’s materials

Creating a Woodcutter’s Axe

Before getting started, you should synthesize a Woodcutter’s Axe. You will require Eiche, which is also one of the ingredients for the hideout materials.

The Woodcutter’s Axe will be a mandatory tool going forward.

You can buy Eiche from Fressher’s Shop for 10 Cole.

Buying Eiche from Fressher | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Buying Eiche from Fressher

Return to Ryza’s room and synthesize the Woodcutter’s Axe with the Eiche you’ve just bought.

Synthesizing a Woodcutter’s Axe | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing a Woodcutter’s Axe

Obtaining the Ingredients

The hideout will only require three ingredients: Eiche, Salt Grass, and Eroded Stones.

Eiche

Equip the Woodcutter’s Axe and use it on any trees, either at Kurken Island or Traveller’s Road.

Collect at least six Eiche units.

Collecting Eiche from the tree near Ryza’s house | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Collecting Eiche from the tree near Ryza’s house

Salt Grass

In order to obtain the Salt Grass and the Eroded Stones, you will need to head over to the Shipyard at Traveller’s Road.

For the Salt Grass, equip the Reaper’s Scythe, then use it on the white bushes.

Using the Reaper’s Scythe on the white bushes | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using the Reaper’s Scythe on the white bushes
Collecting Salt Grass from the white bushes | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Collecting Salt Grass from the white bushes

Eroded Stone

After collecting the Salt Grass at the Shipyard, enter the Sunken Mine.

You can obtain Eroded Stones as common drops from the Stone Golems and Rock Puppets.

Obtaining Eroded Stones as drops from the monsters in the Sunken Mine | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Obtaining Eroded Stones as drops from the monsters in the Sunken Mine

Alternatively, you can also obtain Eroded Stones by using the staff on the stone pillars at the bottom of the mine.

The stone pillars on the bottom part of the mine | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The stone pillars on the bottom part of the mine
Obtaining an Eroded Stone from the stone pillar | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Obtaining an Eroded Stone from the stone pillar

Synthesizing the Materials

The hideout will need Building Materials, Stone Materials, and Seaweed Soil – five units of each.

Building Material

Synthesizing Building Materials | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing Building Materials

For the Building Material, you will only need two units of Eiche per synthesis. 

Since there is no Quality requirement for this quest, you can simply use the minimum number of ingredients, and also the ones with the lowest Quality.

Adding Eiche to the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding Eiche to the Effect 1 loop

You will create two units per synthesis, so just repeat the process three times to obtain the five you will need for the quest.

Stone Material

Synthesizing Stone Materials | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing Stone Materials

For the Stone Material, you will only need two units of Eroded Stone for each synthesis. Repeat the process from earlier, using the ones with the lowest Quality.

Synthesize the recipe three times to obtain the required five Stone Material units.

Inserting the Eroded Stones in the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting the Eroded Stones in the Effect 1 loop

Seaweed Soil

Synthesizing Seaweed Soil | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing Seaweed Soil

For the Seaweed Soil, you will need two units of Salt Grass. Again, follow the same process from earlier and repeat it three times to clear the quest requirement.

Inserting the Salt Grass in the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting the Salt Grass in the Effect 1 loop

Building the Hideout

After obtaining all the necessary materials, return to the Hidden Clearing in Pixie Forest.

Hand over the Seaweed Soil to Klaudia.

Delivering the Seaweed Soil to Klaudia | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Delivering the Seaweed Soil to Klaudia

Tao will take care of the Building Materials.

Handing the Building Materials over to Tao | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Handing the Building Materials over to Tao

Give the Stone Materials to Lent.

Delivering the Stone Materials to Lent | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Delivering the Stone Materials to Lent

Once you are done handing over the materials, read through the dialogue and watch the cutscenes to advance to the next part.

Completing the preparations to rebuild the hideout | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Completing the preparations to rebuild the hideout