How to restore the first Green Pillar in Dragon Quest VII
How to restore the first Green Pillar in Dragon Quest VII

You’ll find four Green Fragments in Ballymoloy, Burnmount and The Haven. You’ll need them to reach L’Arca and continue the main story. Each piece is separated by a good chunk of the story, so you’ll restore three pillars in total before finding the last piece.

Warning: this guide contains some minor spoilers for the first chapter of Dragon Quest VII.

Finding the first Green Fragment

Recommended level: 6

After you explore the Rainbow Mines and find the Green Gem, you can go back to Ballymoloy and use it to heal Hanlon. He’ll join your party and tell you to go east and clear a tower from monsters.

Hanlon will join your party for a while | Dragon Quest VII
Hanlon will join your party for a while

Now that you have Hanlon in your party, you can take the chance to grind some levels easier. After resting in town, head west and circle the entire island clockwise, following the shoreline, until you reach the tower. 

Some indications to reach the tower (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Some indications to reach the tower (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Some indications to reach the tower (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Some indications to reach the tower

Don’t enter the tower, but climb it through the side stairs. You’ll find a Golem blocking the path. Talk to him to start a mini-boss fight.

Golem | Dragon Quest VII
Golem
280 HP
You don’t have a lot of skills yet, but Maribel’s “Sap” skill will help you a lot. Make sure to cast it twice to lower his defense, and then simply attack while keeping your party healed. He’ll fall in no time.

Defeating this boss will give you the first Green Fragment! You can continue exploring the tower after this to defeat Maeve.

Finding the second Green Fragment

Recommended level: 6-7

After you clear the tower and defeat Maeve, your party will travel back to the present, and Kiefer will take you to a ship inside a hidden cave. From now on you’ll be able to use this ship to travel. Your next stop is Ballymoloy’s island in the present time.

Sail this way to reach the island (1) Dragon Quest VII
Sail this way to reach the island (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Sail this way to reach the island (3) Dragon Quest VII
Sail this way to reach the island

You’ll notice Ballymoloy is changed. Go to the central building and talk to the man with a turban on the second floor. He’ll give you the second Green Fragment.

He’ll give you the second Green Fragment for free! | Dragon Quest VII
He’ll give you the second Green Fragment for free!

Finding the third Green Fragment

Recommended level: 8

To get this fragment you’ll have to activate the pillar that takes you to Emberdale and save them from the volcano menace. Once you do that, you’ll be able to visit them at the present time. 

Once you go back to the present time and recover control of your party, sail north until you arrive at a big island, where Emberdale and Burnmount are located.

Sail north from Estard to reach Emberdale (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Sail north from Estard to reach Emberdale (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Sail north from Estard to reach Emberdale

Enter Burnmount. You’ll notice a teleporter to the northeast of the crater. This will take you back to the Shrine of Mysteries, and it will be a useful shortcut much later in the game.

This teleporter will take you back to the Shrine of Mysteries | Dragon Quest VII
This teleporter will take you back to the Shrine of Mysteries

Jump at the crater and keep dropping levels until you reach the bottom, where you fought the Glowering Inferno boss. Fall through the small pit at the north to reach the room with the third Green Fragment. You can cast Evac now or climb up all the way to the teleporter.

Jump into the volcano to find the third fragment (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Jump into the volcano to find the third fragment (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Jump into the volcano to find the third fragment (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Jump into the volcano to find the third fragment

Finding the fourth Green Fragment

To find the last piece you’ll need to restore the blue pillar that takes you to Regenstein and sail to the island in the present time.

Sail south of Estard until you reach a new, very small island. Land on it and you’ll notice that in the present time, the place is totally barren. You’ll find the last Green Fragment in the grass, right at the entrance. 

Note: this place is now called The Haven, and it’s a long side quest in which you can recruit NPCs from around the world to slowly turn the island into a village.

The last green fragment is lying down here (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The last green fragment is lying down here (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The last green fragment is lying down here (3) | Dragon Quest VII
The last green fragment is lying down here

Congratulations! With the four Green Fragments, you can now go back to the Shrine of Mysteries and restore the first Green Pillar, allowing you to travel to L’Arca, where you’ll solve the mystery of the missing people in that town and continue the main story.

This is how the pillar should look once it’s restored (1) | Dragon Quest VII
This is how the pillar should look once it’s restored (2) | Dragon Quest VII
This is how the pillar should look once it’s restored