Once you reach Pescado and tail Rod into Mermaid Cave, you’ll meet Unda and bring your ship into Mermaid Cave to escort her home. From there you can zoom straight to Port Haven to save time and then head in your boat to the northeast.
After meeting Ova, you’ll be given Lorelai’s Harp which opens up many new areas to explore, including many optional areas with exceptional loot.
- Zooming to Port Haven instead of traveling from Pescado to Mermaid Reef saves a lot of time!
- You can enter and exit buildings to make the following go a little faster.
- There is an area to use Lorelai’s Harp directly to the left of Mermaid Reef that can lead you to great loot after obtaining the Master Key.
When Lorelai’s Harp becomes available:
Lorelai’s Harp is available after reaching Pescado, a village through the watergate east of Swanstone. To begin, you’ll simply need to talk to Rod and the merchant in the building with the Big Fish, then talk to the merchant again and follow him.
Where to find Lorelai’s Harp:
Once you enter the house talk to both the merchant and Rod once again. After you leave the house, Rod will leave and the party has to follow him without being seen, you can do this by hiding behind buildings, or you can enter a building and leave and then just head north to the Mermaid Cave.
From there just continue following Rod at a distance, using rocks or indents to stay hidden as he will stop and look around from time to time. Only the first character you control needs to be hidden so don’t worry if your party sticks out.
After following him for a while he will hit a hidden switch to open a secret side room. Hit this switch after the cutscene by going to the same spot and then enter the room. After the dialogue, simple exit the cave and use the boat to go into the cave straight north and continue until you meet up with Unda and Rod again.
From there simply exit the cave and use zoom to go to Port Haven to save time, Then just head slightly northeast until you see a bunch of rocks, then enter from the side to head into Mermaids Reef and you’ll receive Lorelai’s Harp.
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