Taking the First Step, Part 3 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Arriving at Traveler’s Road for the first time | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Arriving at Traveler’s Road for the first time

In order to complete this part of the chapter, you will need to clear the following task:

  1. Return to Traveler’s Road and win three battles.

Completing the Preparations: Equipping Items

In this part, you will need to fight a few consecutive battles, which will likely require some healing in-between.

You will only be able to equip items at Kurken Island or in the Atelier. In order to equip an item, select the “Equip” option from the main menu.

Selecting “Equip” in the main menu | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Selecting “Equip” in the main menu.

Choose which character you want to equip the item to. Next, move to the Core Crystals tab, and select one of the Core Crystals.

Selecting the Core Crystals | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Selecting the Core Crystals

After that, choose which item you are going to equip. The Grass Beans you synthesize earlier will be a major help, as they will allow you to heal your party outside of battle.

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

In order to use an item outside of battle, select the “Basket” option from the menu.

Selecting “Basket” in the main menu | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Selecting “Basket” in the main menu

Choose a character, and then move to the “Consumables” tab. Select the item, then choose the “Use” option. 

Make sure you have enough CC on the bottom left of the screen.

Using Grass Beans to heal a party member | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Using Grass Beans to heal a party member

Back to the Mainland

After equipping your party, use the guide post and fast travel to Rasen District – Deserted Port. Head to the dock and use the boat to cross to the mainland.

The boat at the Deserted Port | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The boat at the Deserted Port

Once you arrive at the shipyard, head northwest and follow the paved road into the tunnel.

Heading northwest from the shipyard and walking to the paved road | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Heading northwest from the shipyard and walking to the paved road

Once you exit the tunnel, start looking for monsters to fight.

Giant Weasels and Green Punis at Traveler’s Road | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Giant Weasels and Green Punis at Traveler’s Road

After defeating the monsters, read through the dialogue, then return to Ryza’s home in order to complete part 3.

Winning three battles and clearing the task | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Winning three battles and clearing the task