How to Create a Powerful Fish Bait to Complete “The Panicking Boy” Part 4 in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
How to Create a Powerful Fish Bait to Complete "The Panicking Boy" Part 4 in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

The easiest way to synthesize a Powerful Fish Bait of Quality 70 is by leveling up the recipe’s Quality loop.

Here is an easy checklist to follow for this quest:

  1. Raise your Alchemy Level: The Powerful Fish Bait only requires Alchemy Level 7. For this quest, however, you will need Alchemy Level 20 to unlock the extra ingredients.
  2. Synthesize a Hammer: You will need a Hammer to access the area north of Traveler’s Road. It requires Ethereal Stones, which you can find at Meteor Castle.
  3. Obtain a Fragrant Honey Tree: After obtaining the Hammer, you will gain access to the Maple Delta. This is where you will find the Fragrant Honey Tree for the Powerful Fish Bait.
  4. Collect the following ingredients: You will need three high Quality Kumine Fruits and two units of Flour.

Synthesizing a Hammer

The first thing you need to do is synthesize a Hammer, which requires an Ethereal Stone. Fast travel to Meteor Castle – Dragon’s Fire Tower.  Head over to the east side where you will find these stone pillars.

The stone pillars at Dragon's Fire Tower. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The stone pillars at Dragon’s Fire Tower.

Use the Woodcutter’s Axe on them to obtain the Ethereal Stone.

Obtaining the Ethereal Stone. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Obtaining the Ethereal Stone.

Fast travel back to the Atelier and synthesize a Hammer.

Synthesizing a Hammer. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing a Hammer.

Gathering the Ingredients

After crafting the Hammer, you will be able to collect the ingredients for the Powerful Fish Bait. 

For this recipe, you will need Fragrant Honey Trees and Kumine Fruits. You will also need to synthesize at least two units of Flour. Look for ingredients with at least 40 Quality.

Obtaining the Fragrant Honey Tree

Equip your Hammer and fast travel to Traveler’s Road – Northern Fork. Head over to the northwest exit.

Entrance to the area north of Traveler's Road. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Entrance to the area north of Traveler’s Road.

Use the Hammer on the boulders blocking the path.

Unlocking the path with the Hammer. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Unlocking the path with the Hammer.

After this, you will gain access to the Maple Delta.

Entering the Maple Delta. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Entering the Maple Delta.

Head deeper into the area and use the Woodcutter’s Axe on the trees.

Trees around the Maple Delta. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Trees around the Maple Delta.

All trees around will drop the Fragrant Honey Tree. Try to obtain a Fragrant Honey Tree with at least 40 Quality.

Obtaining the Fragrant Honey Tree. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Obtaining the Fragrant Honey Tree.

Collecting the Kumine Fruit

You will need Kumine Fruits to level up the recipe’s Quality loop.

Fast travel to Sunken Mine – Fairystone Mines. Head over to the ruins at the bottom and use your staff on the wooden boxes.

Gathering Kumine Fruits at the Sunken Mine. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Gathering Kumine Fruits at the Sunken Mine.

Collect at least three Kumine Fruits. Again, make sure they all have at least 40 Quality.

Synthesizing the Powerful Fish Bait

Once you collect all the ingredients, fast travel back to the Atelier. Use the cauldron and select the Delicious Bait recipe.

Selecting the Delicious Bait recipe with Powerful Fish Bait morph. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Selecting the Delicious Bait recipe with the Powerful Fish Bait morph.

The Recipe loop required for the morph is located just below the central Effect 1 loop.

The Recipe loop in the Delicious Bait recipe. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Recipe loop in the Delicious Bait recipe.

The other important part is the first Quality loop, just above the Effect 1 loop. It adds 20 Quality to the recipe at Fire Element Level 3.

The first Quality loop, which adds 20 Quality. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The first Quality loop, which adds 20 Quality.

Insert the two units of Flour into the Effect 1 loop. 

Flour has a Synth Quality +5 effect when used as an ingredient. With two units, you will add 10 Quality to the recipe.

Inserting Flour into the Effect 1 loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting Flour into the Effect 1 loop.

Next, add the three Kumine Fruits to level up the first Quality loop. With this, you will meet the minimum Quality requirement.

Using the Kumine Fruits to level up the Quality loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using the Kumine Fruits to level up the Quality loop.

Insert the Fragrant Honey Tree into the Recipe loop. Use the one with the highest Quality available.

Inserting a high Quality Fragrant Honey Tree into the Recipe loop. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Inserting a high Quality Fragrant Honey Tree into the Recipe loop.

You will then complete the morph. Synthesize the recipe to obtain the Powerful Fish Bait of Quality 70 or better.

Synthesizing the Powerful Fish Bait of Quality 70. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing the Powerful Fish Bait of Quality 70.

Take the Powerful Fish Bait to the fisherman at Kurken Port and you will complete the quest.

Handing over the Powerful Fish Bait to complete the quest. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Handing over the Powerful Fish Bait to complete the quest.