Taking the First Step, Part 2 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza synthesizing in her room | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Ryza synthesizing in her room

For this part, you will need to clear the following tasks:

  1. Collect three units of Nameless Grass at Fairystone Forest.
  2. Synthesize a Green Supplement.
  3. Synthesize an Explosive Uni and Grass Beans.

Collecting the Nameless Grass

After completing part 1, you will be able to fast travel with the guide posts around Kurken.

Using the Old Town’s guide post, fast travel to Kurken Port – Fairystone Forest.

From the guide post, walk up the hill and continue to the forest.

Walking up the hill from the guide post | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Walking up the hill from the guide post.

Read through the dialogue, and then start gathering ingredients.

For this task, you will need to collect three units of Nameless Grass. In order to obtain the ingredient, swing the staff at the flashing bushes.

Using the staff on the bushes | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using the staff on the bushes
Gathering Nameless Grass from the bushes | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Gathering Nameless Grass from the bushes

Repeat the process until you collect the three units. After that, the game will proceed automatically.

Completing the first requirement by gathering three units of Nameless Grass | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Completing the first requirement by gathering three units of Nameless Grass

Synthesizing the Green Supplement

First, you will watch Empel synthesize a Green Supplement.

Empel showing how to synthesize a Green Supplement | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Empel showing how to synthesize a Green Supplement

Once he is done, it is your turn. Since this is a tutorial synthesis, you will just need to follow the game’s indications to complete it.

Synthesizing Green Supplements | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing Green Supplements

Having completed your first synthesis, read through the dialogue, then press the “fast travel” key/button and return to Ryza’s room.

Back home, Ryza will start her own Atelier. Following the dialogue, you will automatically learn the recipes from Empel’s book.

Learning the recipes from Empel’s book | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Learning the recipes from Empel’s book

For starters, you will only need to synthesize the Explosive Uni and Grass Beans recipes.

Synthesizing an Explosive Uni and Grass Beans

First, you will need to collect the necessary ingredients for the two recipes. 

Each recipe will only require two ingredients. You can obtain all the materials near Ryza’s house.

Explosive Uni Ingredients

For the Explosive Uni, walk to the tree near the sign post.

Collect the urchin on the ground to obtain Uni. You will need at least two units.

Collecting the urchin on the ground to obtain Uni | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Collecting the urchin on the ground to obtain Uni

Grass Beans Ingredients

For the Grass Beans, you can collect the red flowers in front of Ryza’s house.

The red flowers in front of Ryza’s house | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The red flowers in front of Ryza’s house

You will obtain Health Flowers by doing so, which can be used as the Medicinal ingredient in the Grass Beans recipe.

Obtaining a Health Flower | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Obtaining a Health Flower

You can also collect the blue and yellow flowers for the remaining Grass Beans ingredients.

The yellow flowers in front of Ryza’s house | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The yellow flowers in front of Ryza’s house

After collecting the ingredients, return to the Atelier and synthesize one of the recipes. As soon as you complete the first of the two synthesis, the game will proceed automatically.

Synthesizing an Explosive Uni | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing an Explosive Uni

Read through the dialogue, then return to Ryza’s room and synthesize the other recipe. Once you complete the two synthesis, you will continue to part 3.

Try synthesizing a few more items until you get to Alchemy Level 4, as you will need it later on.

Synthesizing Grass Beans | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Synthesizing Grass Beans