The Panicking Boy, Part 4 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Walkthrough
The Maple Delta, north of Traveler’s Road | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Maple Delta, north of Traveler’s Road

In order to progress through this part of the chapter, you will clear the following requirements:

  1. Talk to the fishermen at Kurken Port.
  2. Discover the Maple Delta and obtain a Fragrant Honey Tree.
  3. Synthesize a Powerful Fish Bait of at least 70 Quality.

Investigating the Lake

After Empel and Lila’s visit, head back to Kurken Island – Boden District. You will run into Bos and Lumbar as soon as you arrive.

Read through the dialogue, and then head back to the Atelier.

Ryza and the party run into Bos at the Boden District | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza and the party run into Bos at the Boden District

Back in the Atelier, the party will decide to investigate the lake. Read through the dialogue again, and then fast travel to Kurken Island – Kurken Port.

Ryza decides to investigate the lake | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza decides to investigate the lake

Fishermen’s Request

At the port, the fishermen will come talk to Ryza about the fish bait. You will then obtain the next task – synthesizing a Powerful Fish Bait of at least 70 Quality.

Receiving a new request from the fisherman | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Receiving a new request from the fisherman

Empel will suggest you head over to the forest north of Traveler’s Road in order to obtain an ingredient with a strong odor.

But, before that, return to the Atelier. 

Plant Seeds

Once you get back to the Atelier, a cutscene will play, and you will gain access to the garden, which will allow you to plant seeds.

Lent’s garden outside the Atelier | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Lent’s garden outside the Atelier

You will also automatically learn the recipe for Plant Seeds. Learn more about how to use seeds here.

Learning the recipe for Plant Seeds | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Learning the recipe for Plant Seeds

Maple Delta

Now, fast travel to Traveler’s Road – Northern Fork. This time, turn west at the fork and then follow the dirt trail heading northwest.

Heading north along the cobblestone road, then heading northwest on the dirt trail | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Heading north along the cobblestone road, then heading northwest on the dirt trail

Once you get to the end of the trail, you will notice that the path is currently blocked by some boulders.

Boulders blocking the path to the Maple Delta | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Boulders blocking the path to the Maple Delta

Equip your hammer and use it on the boulders to clear the path.

Using the Hammer to clear the path | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using the Hammer to clear the path

Proceed to the next area in order to access the Maple Delta.

Arriving at the Maple Delta | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Arriving at the Maple Delta

You can now collect the ingredients for the Powerful Fish Bait. Learn how to synthesize it here.

After synthesizing the Powerful Fish Bait, you will automatically advance to Part 5.

Synthesizing the Powerful Fish Bait | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing the Powerful Fish Bait