How to Create the Great Tree Seedling for Beyond the Cliff, Part 1 and To the Northern Lands, Part 2 in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Great Tree Seedling | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Great Tree Seedling

In order to synthesize the Great Tree Seedling, you will need Plant Seeds and a Nectar.

Make sure to clear the following requirements before proceeding:

  1. Unlock the recipes for Plant Seeds and Nectar: The Great Tree Seedling recipe requires a Plant Seed and a Nectar. 
  2. Raise your Staff’s Gathering Rank: You will need it to obtain a Sapling Branch for the Plant Seed recipe.
  3. Create a Grass Sickle with Gathering Rank 2: The Nectar recipe needs an Ancient Branch. You will obtain it by using a Grass Sickle with the Capable Cutting effect.
  4. Synthesize two Great Tree Seedlings: You will need a second one further into the main story.

Obtaining the Recipes

After completing Beyond the Cliff, part 1, return to the Atelier. You will automatically obtain the recipe for the Great Tree Seedling.

Learning the recipe for the Great Tree Seedling | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Learning the recipe for the Great Tree Seedling

Next, unlock the Nectar and Plant Seeds recipes in the Skill Tree.

The Plant Seeds recipe is on the top of the Skill Tree. Unlocking this node will cost you 400 SP.

Unlocking the Plant Seeds recipe node | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Unlocking the Plant Seeds recipe node

The Nectar recipe is located on the left side of the Skill Tree. You will find it a few nodes below the Plant Seeds.

Unlocking the Nectar node costs 350 SP.

Unlocking the Nectar recipe | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Unlocking the Nectar recipe

Make sure to also pick up the first “Staff Rank +1” node, which is on the right side of the Skill Tree. This node costs 250 SP to unlock.

Unlocking the Staff Rank+1 node | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Unlocking the Staff Rank+1 node

Creating a Grass Sickle With Capable Cutting

In order to obtain a Grass Sickle with Gathering Rank 2, you will need the Capable Cutting effect.

You can unlock this effect by leveling up the Grass Sickle’s Effect 1 loop. At Fire Element level 7, this loop will add the Capable Cutting effect.

The Effect 1 loop requires Large Bones as the ingredient.

Adding the Capable Cutting effect | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding the Capable Cutting effect

Insert a Lumber-type ingredient in the Traits loop.

Using a Tough Log in the Traits loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using a Tough Log in the Traits loop

Add an Ore-type ingredient to the Quality loop.

Inserting a Crimson Ore in the Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting a Crimson Ore in the Quality loop

You can then synthesize the recipe after that to obtain a Grass Sickle with Gathering Rank 2.

Creating a Grass Sickle with the Capable Cutting effect | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Creating a Grass Sickle with the Capable Cutting effect

Collecting the Ingredients: Sapling Branch, Ancient Branch, Red Puniball

You will need a Sapling Branch for the Plant Seeds. The Nectar recipe, meanwhile, requires an Ancient Branch and a Red Puniball.

You can obtain the Sapling Branch and the Ancient Branch from the same gathering node.

Fast travel to Valley of Winds – Windmuhle Valley. Cross the bridge to the north and you will reach a small pond.

Use the staff on the saplings to obtain the Sapling Branch.

Using a staff with Gathering Rank 2 to obtain a Sapling Branch | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using a staff with Gathering Rank 2 to obtain a Sapling Branch

Switch to the Grass Sickle and use it on the saplings to obtain the Ancient Branch.

Using a Grass Sickle with Gathering Rank 2 to obtain an Ancient Branch | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using a Grass Sickle with Gathering Rank 2 to obtain an Ancient Branch

You can obtain the Red Puniball as a common drop from the Red Punis in the Maiden’s Catacombs.

Red Punis in the Maiden’s Catacombs | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Red Punis in the Maiden’s Catacombs

Synthesizing Plant Seeds and Nectar

Once you have all ingredients, return to the Atelier. You will need to synthesize the Plant Seeds and the Nectar.

In the Plant Seeds recipe, insert a Sapling Branch in the Quality loop.

Adding the Sapling Branch to the Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding the Sapling Branch to the Quality loop

Use a Fruit-type ingredient in the Effect 2 loop to the right.

Inserting a Palma Fruit in the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting a Palma Fruit in the Effect 2 loop

Insert an Uni-type ingredient in the Effect 3 loop to the left.

Using an Uni in the Effect 3 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using an Uni in the Effect 3 loop

Complete the recipe by inserting another Uni-type ingredient in the Effect 1 loop on the top.

Adding an Uni to the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding an Uni to the Effect 1 loop

Once you’ve added all four ingredients, you can synthesize the Plant Seeds.

Creating Plant Seeds | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Creating Plant Seeds

Next, it’s time to synthesize a Nectar.

Start by adding a Red Puniball to the Traits loop in the center.

Adding a Red Puniball to the Traits loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding a Red Puniball to the Traits loop

Insert the Ancient Branch in the bottom Effect 2 loop.

Using the Ancient Branch in the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using the Ancient Branch in the Effect 2 loop

Add a Magical-type ingredient to the Effect 1 loop on the top.

Inserting a Life Leaf in the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting a Life Leaf in the Effect 1 loop

Synthesize the recipe to obtain a Nectar.

Synthesizing a Nectar | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing a Nectar

Creating the Great Tree Seedling

Select the Great Tree Seedling recipe from the cauldron’s menu.

Insert a Plant Seed in the Effect 1 loop.

Using the Plant Seed in the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using the Plant Seed in the Effect 1 loop

Insert a Nectar in the Traits loop to the left.

Adding Nectar to the Traits loop on the left | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Adding Nectar to the Traits loop on the left

Finish the recipe by adding a Sapling Branch to the Traits loop on the right.

Inserting a Sapling Branch in the Traits loop to the right | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting a Sapling Branch in the Traits loop to the right

After that, you can synthesize the recipe to obtain a Great Tree Seedling.

Completing the Great Tree Seedling recipe | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Completing the Great Tree Seedling recipe

Repeat the process and create a second Great Tree Seedling. You will need to use another one further into the main story.