Back to Gathelatio
Well, it looks like your pope is in another castle. Or rather, the castle has relocated itself to the land of Ancheim. Sadly, our heroes can’t fly to give chase, but perhaps they can find a sea-worthy vessel back in Gathelatio?
Net Invites : Depending on where you live, getting StreetPass hits isn’t easy–especially not ones for Bravely Second. Thankfully, Square Enix thought ahead and everything you can obtain with StreetPass can be gotten online via the “ Update Data “ option in the save menu.
But as with anything that’s free, there are some restrictions–mainly, you can only receive new guest profiles from Update Data once per day.
AI Friends : If, for some sad reason you don’t have access to the Internet on your 3DS, you’re not completely lost. From time to time, when you speak to the Adventurer, you will become friends with up to four “AI Friends”.
These chaps function exactly like real friends, so you can Abilink with them and use their Friend Summons. But because they’re… well, robots, their game progress is tied to your progress and their pool of abilities is very limited.
You’ll regain control on the world map, just outside Central Command. Follow the snowy mountain path directly south back to Eternia City. While you’re in Eternia, purchase the Heal and Antidote Holy Magic scrolls from the Magics store (unless you had the foresight and pg to do so earlier).
Once you’re ready to move on, exit Eternia City via the south, then head in a generally west direction back to Pilgrim’s Grove. Instead of entering the grove, opt to “cross to the other side”; you’ll pop up on the opposite side of Pilgrim’s Grove on the world map.
From here, it’s a casual stroll west to Gathelatio, the town where everything begun.
A Fine Vessel…
Favourites : Once you’ve obtained many jobs, you’ll probably find yourself frequently hopping between jobs to gain new abilities. However you may discover that some jobs and abilities are particularly useful, for example against boss fights.
To save time, you can save your current party’s jobs and abilities by using the “Tactics - Favourites” option and retrieve them later with but a few button presses. After selecting a Favourites slot, choose “Apply” to use the setup saved to that slot or “Save Current” to save your current setup to that slot.
Follow Yew’s advice and make your way to the docks by heading directly south from the entrance and then going east when you hit the sea. Once there, speak to the lone person. Sadly, no boats are available from Gathelatio, but to the group’s surprise, Edea’s master comes along with a rowboat.
Having secured a vessel, head for Gathelatio’s sanctum, by climbing the stairways to the upper streets and traveling directly west. At the far end, the remnants of the Crystalguard remnants await Yew’s consel. After a stirring speech, exit the Sanctum.
Outside, Yew’s companions heap praise upon him much to his embarrassment. In any case, a big day awaits tomorrow, so as soon as you can, return to Yew’s manor to the far east of Gathelatio. The next day, exit the manor and return to the pier just before the docks.
On the west side, Kamiizumi is waiting with his rowboat. When you believe you’re prepared to depart, speak to Kamiizumi to set forth.
The Shallow Seas
The Rowboat : Kamiizumi’s humble vessel is only fit to travel shallow waters, not the deep blue waters. To exit the rowboat, press the A button while next to a port (such as Gathelatio) or when next to a sandy shore.
Although it’s not the sturdiest of ships, Kamiizumi’s rowboat is just the ticket you need to reaching Ancheim. From Gathelatio, set sail in a westerly direction, then follow the shallow waters south-west until you reach land. Next, follow the shallows south and around the green landmass.
Enemy Tips : You’ll find plenty of enemies while at sea. Deathfish use Spray to inflict water damage that ignores Default; Enemy Crabs use Massive Damage for offence and No Weak Point for defence. Lightning Dart or Lightning Needle will teach these seafood a lesson.
Vultures use Carrion Carnivore to inflict damage and boost their physical attack; Harpies like to whip up a Dust Cloud to inflict Blind. Finally, the cutesy Ratatoskr uses Cure to heal HP. These three are easy pickings for Tornado, once you acquire it; for now, rely on physical onslaughts.
Once you’ve passed the green landmass, you’ll be sailing along the side of the Harena continent where Ancheim is located. However the nearest shore is a ways off, so continue onwards, while following the shallows. Very soon, you’ll stumble upon a quick cutscene.
After that disruption, carry along on your course and before long, you’ll hit the end of the shallows and a patch of shore where you can finally disembark. Back on land, you should notice a town just ahead. If your party is still in one piece, head east first and hug the south-east corner for a Wakeup Bell .