The Panicking Boy, Part 9 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Walkthrough
Flashback to the four friends’ backstory | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Flashback to the four friends’ backstory

In order to progress to the next part, you will need to clear the following requirements:

  1. Synthesize one of the following items:
    • Energianica.
    • Lightning Bell.
    • Restoration Bottle.
  2. Head over to the Sunken Mine.

Getting Stronger

Back from the assembly, Ryza will have a heart to heart with Empel and Lila.

Empel offers Ryza some advice | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Empel offers Ryza some advice

Read through the dialogue, and then you will automatically learn three new recipes: Energianica, Lightning Bell, and Restoration Bottle.

In order to advance, you will need to synthesize at least one of them.

Before that, you can leave and return to the Atelier in order to unlock the Golden Coin exchange.

Unlocking the Coin Exchange feature | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Unlocking the Coin Exchange feature

Completing the Mandatory Synthesis

You can choose one of the three recipes in order to advance. Synthesizing either Energianica or Lightning Bell will be your best options right now, in order to make things quicker.

Energianica

Synthesizing Energianica | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing Energianica

This is a very simple synthesis. 

Energianica will only require two ingredients in total. Staltium is the core ingredient, so using two ingots will be enough to clear the requirement.

Lightning Bell

Synthesizing a Lightning Bell | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing a Lightning Bell

Just like Energianica, Lightning Bell is another simple synthesis. The recipe requires two ingredients, with Plajig being the mandatory one.

You can use the Plajig from Part 3 for this synthesis. The recipe also has a loop for Staltium, making it easy to check the two mandatory ingredients off.

Restoration Bottle

Synthesizing a Restoration Bottle | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing a Restoration Bottle

Compared to the other two recipes, Restoration Bottle will require a bit of work. 

This recipe requires Healing Chips as a mandatory ingredient. Healing Chips are a morph of the Building Material recipe, and will need Mixing Oil as an ingredient.

In order to obtain the recipe for Mixing Oil, you will need to clear the normal quest “Handyman in Need”.

Restoration Bottle requires a minimum of three ingredients. 

You will probably want to revisit the Restoration Bottle recipe later on, as it will morph into Nectar – a very useful mid and late game item.

Bos Runs Away

Once you complete the mandatory synthesis, the story will progress automatically. Lent, Tao and Klaudia will show up at the Atelier to break the news that Bos has run away from home.

The trio finds out that Bos has run away | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The trio finds out that Bos has run away

In order to help with the search, Lila will join your party.

Lila joins the party | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Lila joins the party

After that, fast travel to Traveler’s Road – Shipyard. Read through the dialogue to learn the backstory behind Bos’ behavior.

Ryza, Lent and Tao tell Klaudia about Bos’ backstory | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza, Lent and Tao tell Klaudia about Bos’ backstory

Empel and Lila will then find Bos’ footprints. Head over to the Sunken Mine in order to search for him.

Once you enter the mine, Lumbar will come running alone, asking for help. Read through the dialogue, and the game will then proceed to Part 10.

Running into Lumbar in the Sunken Mine | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Running into Lumbar in the Sunken Mine