How to restore the second Red Pillar in Dragon Quest VII
How  to restore the second Red Pillar in Dragon Quest VII

You’ll need four Red Fragments to restore this pillar. You can find them in Faraday, both in the past and the present. Doing so will let you travel to Greenthumb Gardens and continue the main story.

If you need help reaching Faraday, check out our guide on how to get there!

Warning: This guide contains some minor spoilers for the first chapter of Dragon Quest VII.

Finding the first fragment

Recommended level: 13

The fields in Faraday are full of Automatons, who can be a bit tough for your party right now. Abuse Ruff’s “Aooo!” skill to paralyze the Automatons for a turn.

Walk south from the teleporter and enter the nearby town. Go to the southeastern corner, below the ramp, and enter the storeroom there. The Red Fragment is in the middle of the room, surrounded by pots and barrels. One of those barrels also has a Seed of Strength.

The first red fragment you’ll need is inside this room (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The first red fragment you’ll need is inside this room (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The first red fragment you’ll need is inside this room (3) | Dragon Quest VII
The first red fragment you’ll need is inside this room

Finding the second fragment

Recommended level: 13

For this one you’ll have to talk to quite a bit of characters first. Exit Frobisher and follow the main road south and then west to get to Faraday Castle.

The path to Faraday Castle (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The path to Faraday Castle (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The path to Faraday Castle

Talk to the guard in the eastern room and say “yes” twice to him to start a fight with the Drill Sergeant. It’s a straightforward and short fight;  you can just attack until it ends. 

Talk to this guard to get enlisted! (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Talk to this guard to get enlisted! (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Talk to this guard to get enlisted!

After beating him, enter the castle and talk to the king on the second floor. Accept helping him and exit the throne room through the southern door. Go to the western tower and fall into the pit to go to the soldier’s room.

Head this way to continue the story (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Head this way to continue the story (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Head this way to continue the story (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Head this way to continue the story

Speak to everyone in the soldier’s room and they’ll ask you to visit Autonymous, in his cabin to the west. Exit Faraday Castle and follow the road west until you get there. Talk to him and then return to the castle.

Antonymous won't help you the first time (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Antonymous won't help you the first time (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Antonymous won’t help you the first time

Speak to everyone in the soldier’s room again and then return to Autonymous’ house. Head back to the castle and fight the Automatons there.

After fighting all the robots and speaking to the people in the castle, they’ll ask you to go to the Automaton Stronghold and fight them there. The place is to the northeast of Frobisher.

The path from Frobisher to the Automaton Stronghold (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The path from Frobisher to the Automaton Stronghold (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The path from Frobisher to the Automaton Stronghold

Inside the stronghold, you’ll simply have to follow the lit path. Turn right first and go down on the elevator. Walk south and take the next elevator in the middle of the room, and then walk north and take down the two automatons blocking the entrance. 

Follow this path and fight those two Automatons (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Follow this path and fight those two Automatons (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Follow this path and fight those two Automatons (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Follow this path and fight those two Automatons (4) | Dragon Quest VII
Follow this path and fight those two Automatons

Head to the right side of this last room and you’ll find the next Red Fragment lying on the floor. 

The second Red Fragment is in this corner | Dragon Quest VII
The second Red Fragment is in this corner

Finding the third fragment

This time you’ll have to reach Faraday in the present time. You’ll find the new island to the southeast of Estard.

The next Red Fragment can be found in the house where Autonymous used to live in the past. Go to the shed below the main house to find it.

The third piece is inside this cabin (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The third piece is inside this cabin (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The third piece is inside this cabin

Finding the fourth fragment

Recommended level: 14

For the last piece you’ll need to help Ambrose. Head to the throne room in Faraday Castle and talk to the king.

He’ll talk about his wish to be able to make his own robots. After this, a soldier will come and they’ll all go west to Autonymous’ house. You’ll need to go there too.

They’ll capture the robot that helped you in the past, and they’ll arrest Ambrose for not informing them about that robot.

Go visit Ambrose in the prison, exiting the throne room through the southern door and entering the tower to the northeast. He’ll ask you to talk to his granddaughter. In this room you’ll also find a Green Fragment!

Pull that lever to enter the prison and talk to Ambrose (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Pull that lever to enter the prison and talk to Ambrose (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Pull that lever to enter the prison and talk to Ambrose (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Pull that lever to enter the prison and talk to Ambrose (4) | Dragon Quest VII
Pull that lever to enter the prison and talk to Ambrose

Exit Faraday Castle now and go to Frobisher. His granddaughter is in the southeastern building. After talking to her she’ll tell you about a treasure hidden in the barrel beside the river.

Ambrose’s granddaughter is in this room in Frobisher (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Ambrose’s granddaughter is in this room in Frobisher (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Ambrose’s granddaughter is in this room in Frobisher

Enter the northeastern building, and exit through the southern door on the first floor. Break this barrel to find a Globular Pistotron. You’ll have to go back with Ambrose and give it to him.

Break this barrel to find the piece you need (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Break this barrel to find the piece you need (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Break this barrel to find the piece you need

Ambrose will disguise himself as a guard and he’ll accompany you. You’ll need to exit the main building and enter the barracks house to the east.

Take Ambrose to this room so you can finish the quest line (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Take Ambrose to this room so you can finish the quest line (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Take Ambrose to this room so you can finish the quest line

Ambrose will restore the robot, and after a long dialogue, he’ll be set free. Go to Frobisher again now and speak to his granddaughter; she’ll give you the last Red Fragment.

Take Ambrose to this room so you can finish the quest line

Ambrose’s granddaughter will give you the last fragment after you help his grandpa | Dragon Quest VII
Ambrose’s granddaughter will give you the last fragment after you help his grandpa

You have all the pieces you need! Cast Zoom to head back to the Shrine of Mysteries, and place all the pieces on the lower-left pillar. Doing this will teleport you to Greenthumb, allowing you to continue your journey.

The pillar should look like this after you restore it (1) | Dragon Quest VII
The pillar should look like this after you restore it (2) | Dragon Quest VII
The pillar should look like this after you restore it