Taking the First Step, Part 6 Guide – Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The entrance to the Sunken Mine | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The entrance to the Sunken Mine

For this part, you will need to complete the following task:

  1. Defeat a Rock Puppet in the Sunken Mine to obtain a Koberinite.

Obtaining the Koberinite

After you complete the tasks from part 5 and return to Ryza’s room, Lent will show up.

Lent taking Ryza and Tao to see Empel and Lila | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Lent taking Ryza and Tao to see Empel and Lila

Fast travel to Old Town – Old Town Entrance, then head over to Empel and Lila’s house. Lila will then task you with obtaining some Koberinite from the Sunken Mine at the Shipyard.

Receiving the new task from Lila | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Receiving the new task from Lila

In order to obtain Koberinite, you will have to defeat a Rock Puppet, which will be a mini-boss of sorts at this point in the game.

This will be a significant step-up in difficulty, so make sure to complete all the preparations before proceeding. You can find some helpful tips on how to defeat the Rock Puppet here.

After defeating the Rock Puppet and obtaining the Koberinite, report back to Empel and Lila in order to complete part 6.

Delivering the Koberinite to Lila and clearing the task | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Delivering the Koberinite to Lila and clearing the task

Weapon and Armor Morphs

With the Koberinite, you will be able to create a Bronze Eizen. This new Ingot-category ingredient will let you upgrade your weapons by morphing their recipes.

In order to create a weapon morph, you should always start from the earliest possible recipe. In Ryza’s case, for example, you should start all new weapon synthesis from the Handmade Staff.

Follow the synthesis flow until you get to the Recipe loop, using the least amount of ingredients, and filling in the fewest possible loops. 

Following the synthesis flow to the Recipe loop | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Following the synthesis flow to the Recipe loop

By doing this, you will be able to add a few extra ingredients in the final morph, which means additional stat points.

Once you get to the final morph in the tree, follow the usual process and throw as many Ingot-category ingredients as possible into the designated loop.

Adding five units of Bronze Eisen to the Quality loop | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Adding five units of Bronze Eisen to the Quality loop

The process will work the exact same way for the armor morphs.