Where to Find all Meteor Castle Landmarks for Tao’s Exploration Log in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Where to Find all Meteor Castle Landmarks for Tao’s Exploration Log in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

There are 64 landmarks you will need to find for Tao’s Exploration Log, of which 9 of them are located in Meteor Castle. Some of them are hidden around the maps while others are only accessible with specific gathering tools.

You will need to complete the following requirements to access all landmarks:

  1. Defeat the final boss: The final landmarks only become accessible once you beat the Ravaging Queen.
  2. Synthesize the Wind Shoes with Lightweight and Wind Rider: Some landmarks are locked behind wind currents or stone crossings. You will need the Wind Shoes with both effects in order to access these landmarks.
    • A guide for synthesizing the Wind Shoes can be found here.

Meteor Castle Landmarks

There are 9 landmarks at the Meteor Castle. You will need Wind Shoes with the Lightweight and Wind Rider effect to access some of them, as well as the Bomb Rod.

If you don’t have the Wind Shoes with the Wind Rider effect, check out our guide here on how to make them.

If you don’t yet have the Bomb Rod or the upgraded Bomb Hammer, check out our guide on how to make it.

Dragon Statue

Dragon statue's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Dragon Statue’s location on the map.

Fast travel to Meteor Castle – Heatwave Gate. Walk to the northeast, then take the staircase to the left. This is where you will find the Dragon Statue.

The Dragon Statue at Meteor Castle. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Dragon Statue at Meteor Castle.

Knight Statue

Knight Statue's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Knight Statue’s location on the map

After fast traveling to Heatwave Gate, head west from your current location. Walk up the staircase on the right side and you will find the Knight Statue.

The Knight Statue at Meteor Castle. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Knight Statue at Meteor Castle.

Dragon Master Statue

Dragon Master Statue's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Dragon Master Statue’s location on the map.

You will need Wind Shoes with the Wind Rider effect to access this landmark. 

Head to the northeast of the map at Heatwave Gate. Walk to the platform on the left and continue until you reach these wind currents.

Path to the Dragon Master Statue. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Path to the Dragon Master Statue.

Use the Wind Shoes to ride on the wind currents and you will reach the other side of the platform. Head up the staircase to the left and you will find the Dragon Master Statue.

Discovering the Dragon Master Statue at Meteor Castle. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Discovering the Dragon Master Statue at Meteor Castle.

Dragon Master’s Study

Dragon Master's Study's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Dragon Master’s Study’s location on the map.

Fast travel to Meteor Castle – Lower Waterway. 

Head over to the west side of the map. Enter the first room on the right and you will arrive at the Dragon Master’s Study.

Entering the Dragon Master's Study. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Entering the Dragon Master’s Study.

Knight’s Armory

Knight's armory's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Knight’s Armory’s location on the map.

Still on the west side of Meteor Castle – Lower Waterway, enter the second room on the right. This is where the Knight’s Armory is.

Entering the Knight's Armory at Meteor Castle - Lower Waterway. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Entering the Knight’s Armory at Meteor Castle – Lower Waterway.

Pillaged Treasure Trove

Pillaged Treasure Trove's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Pillaged Treasure Trove’s location on the map.

You will need Wind Shoes with the Lightweight effect in order to access this landmark. 

On Meteor Castle – Lower Waterway, head over to the east side of the map. Use the Wind Shoes to skip over the rocks.

Rocks on the east side of the Lower Waterway. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Rocks on the east side of the Lower Waterway.

On the other side of the platform, you will find a staircase blocked by a large armored monster.

Heavy Warrior Armor blocking the entrance to the Pillaged Treasure Trove. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Heavy Warrior Armor blocking the entrance to the Pillaged Treasure Trove. 

Defeat the Heavy Warrior Armor and you will gain access to the Pillaged Treasure Trove.

Entering the Pillaged Treasure Trove. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Entering the Pillaged Treasure Trove.

Iron People’s Ember

Iron People's Ember's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Iron People’s Ember’s location on the map.

You will need the Bomb Rod or Bomb Hammer to access this landmark.

Fast travel to Meteor Castle – Upper Waterway. Follow the maze to the southeast-end of the map. 

You will find a large boulder blocking the way.

Boulder blocking the access to the Iron People's Ember. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Boulder blocking the access to the Iron People’s Ember.

Use the Bomb Rod to destroy the boulder and you will gain access to the Iron People’s Ember.

Arriving at the Iron People's Ember. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Arriving at the Iron People’s Ember.

Old Castle Chapel

Old Castle Chapel's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Old Castle Chapel’s location on the map

On Meteor Castle – Upper Waterway, head over to the west side of the map. 

Enter the room to the south of the stairway. You will arrive at the Old Castle Chapel, which is also a Rest Spot.

Entering the Old Castle Chapel. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Entering the Old Castle Chapel.

Dragon Nest

Dragon Nest's location on the map. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Dragon Nest’s location on the map.

Fast travel to Meteor Castle – Dragon’s Fire Tower. Head over to the north part of the map, where you fought the Old Castle Dragon.

Climb up the staircase and you will arrive at the Dragon Nest. You will also find a Watcher there, where the Old Castle Dragon was.

The Dragon Nest atop Meteor Castle. | Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
The Dragon Nest atop Meteor Castle.