Taking the First Step, Part 1 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza reflects in her room | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza reflects in her room

In this part, you will only need to visit a few locations around Kurken:

  1. Head to the Boden District.
  2. Return to Ryza’s home.
  3. Visit Empel and Lila in the Old Town.

Back to Kurken Island

Having made your way back to Kurken, you will arrive at the port. Head south and follow the dirt path.

Continue south and walk up the slope to enter the Boden District.

Walking south on the port to the Boden District | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Walking south on the port to the Boden District

As soon as they get there, Ryza, Lent and Tao will run into their former friend Bos. Read through the dialogue, and then head west along the dirt path to return to Ryza’s home, in the Rasen District.

Heading west on the Boden District and returning to the Rasen District | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Heading west on the Boden District and returning to the Rasen District

Once you get to Ryza’s home, head over to the bedroom. Lent and Tao will visit Ryza, and the three will then decide to visit Empel and Lila.

Visiting Empel and Lila

Once you leave the house, Ryza will run into her parents, Karl and Mio. Read through the dialogue, and then make your way to the Boden District again.

At Boden District, make your way to the southern exit. Head past the guide post to enter the Old Town.

Walking to the southern exit, past the guide post | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Walking to the southern exit, past the guide post

In the Old Town, head south, and then turn left at the crossroads. Continue until the marker to trigger another dialogue sequence.

The trio will enter Empel and Lila’s house. Empel will give your first task – to collect some Nameless Grass near the port. 

Continue to the next part.

Ryza, Lent and Tao arriving at Empel and Lila’s house | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza, Lent and Tao arriving at Empel and Lila’s house