How to unlock the Solid Fuel Recipe & Mixing Oil in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Quest NameHandyman in Need – Boden District Rolf
RewardSolid Fuel Recipe 
Recipes LearnedMixing Oil 
Synthesis Required?No
Combat Required?No
The quest gives Solid Fuel Recipe as the reward. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The quest gives Solid Fuel Recipe as the reward.

To unlock the Solid Fuel Recipe, you must complete the sidequest “Handyman in Need – Boden District Rolf”. Rolf the Handyman can be found in Boden District. It is an easy quest as it simply involves speaking with specific characters in Kurken Port.

Starting the Quest

Rolf can be found in the very Northeast area of Boden District on Kurken Island.

Rolf's location in Boden District. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Rolf’s location in Boden District.
The icon above his head indicates he has a quest for you. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The icon above his head indicates he has a quest for you.

If his quest is available, when you approach him, a cutscene will play. He will tell you that he hasn’t gotten much work lately and you agree to find out why no one is hiring him by asking three citizens of Kurken Island what they think about him.

The quest acceptance screen showing you your tasks and the rewards. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The quest acceptance screen showing you your tasks and the rewards.

The Three Citizens

First Person

The first person is a girl in a brown dress directly west of Rolf and only a few seconds away.

The first person to talk to is very close to Rolf. You can actually see Rolf on the top right of the image. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The first person to talk to is very close to Rolf. You can actually see Rolf on the top right of the image.

Second Person

The second person is a man in a blue outfit and hat in Kurken Island – Old Town. As soon as you quick travel there, he is directly ahead of you to the right.

The second person to speak to, visible as soon as you arrive in Old Town. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The second person to speak to, visible as soon as you arrive in Old Town.

Third Person

The last person is a man in a white shirt and purple shorts located near the center of Kurken Island – Kurken Port.

The third person to speak to, near the center area of Kurken Port. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The third person to speak to, near the center area of Kurken Port.

Returning to Rolf

Once you’ve spoken with all three citizens, speak to Rolf in Kurken Island – Boden District to collect the Solid Fuel Recipe as your reward. Go back to Atelier Ryza to learn the recipe.

Ryza learning the Solid Fuel Recipe after returning to her atelier. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza learning the Solid Fuel Recipe after returning to her atelier.

Solid Fuel Recipe

The Solid Fuel Recipe unlocks the following synthesis material recipe:

Solid Fuel Recipe
Recipe LearnedRequired MaterialsRequired Alchemy Level
Mixing OilNatural Oil, Palma Fruit, (Fruit), (Supplement)10

Mixing Oil

Mixing Oil description. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Mixing Oil description.

When synthesizing the Mixing Oil, adding the required items in the Material Loop will cause a Recipe Morph into a new item. Synthesizing that item will allow you to learn the recipe permanently.

Mixing Oil Recipe Morphs
Fish OilSardine, Salt Grass, (Seafood), (Fuel)
Alchemy PaintRainbow Grape, Mixing Oil, (Flower), (Bug)
Fish Oil
Fish Oil description. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Fish Oil description.

Fish Oil is a Recipe Morph of Mixing Oil. It is a buff item that grants you Defiance S at base level which increases your Defense and Stun Guage. The higher level the Defiance, the higher the increase.

Alchemy Paint
Alchemy Paint description. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Alchemy Paint description.

The Alchemy Paint is a required material for the following recipes:

Recipes that require Alchemy Paint
KnapsackBestial Air, Alchemy Paint, (General Goods), (Mystery)
Darkness DressSorcery Rose, Alchemy Paint, (Cloth), (Behive)

When synthesizing the Alchemy Paint, adding the required items in the Material Loop will cause a Recipe Morph into a new item. Synthesizing that item will allow you to learn the recipe permanently.

Alchemy Paint Recipe Morphs
Spirit BottleLapis Papillion, Shining Sand, (Bug), (Gemstone)
Mastery PaintAkashia Sap