How to Create the Mana Liquid for Budding Truth, Part 1 in Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Mana Liquid | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Synthesizing the Mana Liquid

You will be able to synthesize the Mana Liquid after discovering the bud in the Sunken City of Stars.

Make sure to meet these requirements before proceeding:

  1. Synthesize the Woodcutter’s Axe: You will need an axe to collect Star Fragments.
  2. Obtain the Mana Liquid recipe: You will unlock the Mana Liquid recipe after collecting Star Fragments.
  3. Gather the ingredients: The Mana Liquid requires a Fairystone Fragment, a Metal-type ingredient, and an Ether Aqua.

Unlocking the Recipes

You will need to unlock the Woodcutter’s Axe recipe, which is located on the right side of the Skill Tree.

In order to unlock the Woodcutter’s Axe, you also need to unlock the Grass Sickle recipe. Each recipe requires 250 SP.

Unlocking the Woodcutter’s Axe recipe | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Unlocking the Woodcutter’s Axe recipe

For the Mana Liquid recipe, you will need to clear the “Star Fragments” entry in the Exploration Diary.

The entry in the Exploration Dirary | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
The entry in the Exploration Dirary

In order to do so, you will need to collect three Star Fragments at Sunken City of Stars – Submerged Lower Town.

Equip the axe and use it on the large yellow crystals to obtain a Star Fragment.

Collecting Star Fragments | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Collecting Star Fragments

After obtaining the three Star Fragments, return to the Atelier. You will automatically unlock the Mana Liquid recipe.

Unlocking the recipe for the Mana Liquid | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Unlocking the recipe for the Mana Liquid

Gathering the Ingredients

In order to synthesize the Mana Liquid, you will need the following ingredients:

  • A Metal-type ingredient.
  • A Fairystone Fragment.
  • An Ether Aqua.

You can raise your Gathering Level up to two stars and obtain a Gold Uni as the meta-type ingredient. This will save you a few synthesis materials.

Fast travel to Mausoleum of Eternity – Forgotten Ruins and gather the Uni on the ground.

Gathering Gold Unis in the Mausoleum of Eternity | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Gathering Gold Unis in the Mausoleum of Eternity

If you do not have enough SP to raise your Gathering Level, synthesize an Ingot instead.

Still in the Forgotten Ruins, head over to the northwest of the map. Crawl into the hole on the wall.

The hole on the wall in the Forgotten Ruins  | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
The hole on the wall in the Forgotten Ruins

On the other side, you will find plenty of Fairystone crystals. Use the staff on them to collect two Fairystone Fragments.

Collecting the Fairystone Fragments | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Collecting the Fairystone Fragments

Next, fast travel to Sunken City of Stars – Submerged Lower Town.

Use the staff on the pots to collect an Ether Aqua.

Obtaining the Ether Aqua | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Obtaining the Ether Aqua

Synthesizing the Mana Liquid

Return to the Atelier. Use the cauldron and select the Mana Liquid’s recipe.

Insert the Ether Aqua in the Effect 1 loop.

Entering an Ether Aqua in the Effect 1 loop. | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Entering an Ether Aqua in the Effect 1 loop

Enter a Fairystone Fragment in the Traits loop to the left.

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

Use another Fairystone Fragment in the Quality loop to the right.

Inserting the other Fairystone Fragment in the Quality loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting the other Fairystone Fragment in the Quality loop

Move to the Effect 3 loop on the bottom and insert a Metal-type ingredient to complete the recipe.

Inserting a Gold Uni in the Effect 3 loop | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Inserting a Gold Uni in the Effect 3 loop

This quest does not have a Quality requirement. You can synthesize the Mana Liquid right away.

Completing the recipe to synthesize the Mana Liquid | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Completing the recipe to synthesize the Mana Liquid

Fast travel to Sunken City of Stars – Stargazing Upper Town. Use the Mana Liquid on the bud to advance the story.

Using the Mana Liquid on the bud | Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Using the Mana Liquid on the bud