Main Walkthrough

Recommended Level: 26

The third chapter of Hikari's tale brings him to Wellgrove, a larger town in the west of the Leaflands. If you're headed here from Hikari's previous chapter your quickest route is to jump over to Ryu, where Hikari began his open-world adventures, and head north. Go west from Oresrush to the Northern Wellgrove Trail, then head south. Wellgrove is located on the west side of the Eastern Wellgrove Trail.

Wellgrove has plenty of good stuff for Hikari to collect before you get too far into his story. This guide will show you the ins and outs of Wellgrove.

Per usual, when you arrive in town with Hikari in your party you'll be prompted to begin the chapter right away. If you decline you can head to the Tavern later and choose Hear a Tale to begin the story instead. The Tavern is due west of the entrance to the town, past the Inn.

Informed of an arms shipment to Ku that will be passing through Wellgrove, Hikari is determined to stop it from happening. Hikari will reminisce on his days in Ku, then decide to look for the merchant Azuma, who apparently knows where the arms exchange will take place. Azuma is sitting in the rear of the Tavern, and if you Bribe him at night - 1,000 leaves will do - he'll provide the Weapons Deal Details

Apparently the deal is going down in the Secret Forest, on the western edge of Wellgrove. Stock up on goods and equipment, if need be, then heal your team up and plunge into the forest with Hikari leading the way.

Secret Forest


  • Forest Fox - Weak to Polearm, Dagger, Bow, Lightning - Drop / Steal Fool's Leaf
  • Ku Soldier - Weak to Polearm, Axe, Ice, Light - Drop / Steal Healing Grape
  • Light Elemental - Weak to Ice, Dark - Drop / Steal Almighty Soulstone
  • Menacing Manticore - Weak to Sword, Axe, Bow, Wind - Drop / Steal Herb of Clamor
  • Rampant Weed - Weak to Sword, Dagger, Axe, Fire - Drop / Steal Healing Grape (M)
  • Skulking Fungoid - Weak to Polearm, Staff, Lightning - Drop / Steal Herb of Revival

A short walk west of the entrance you'll see a chest to the north. It contains a Light Amulet. West of here you'll find a chest that you can't reach, a westbound path, and a torchlit roundabout. If you wander along the roundabout to the north you'll find a chest containing a Little Crow in the north.

The westbound path will take you south, across two small bridges. Take a right when you cross the second bridge and you'll find your way to the chest that you couldn't reach from earlier. It contains 10,000 leaves. West of here, also off the main path, you'll find rough stairs leading up to a chest that contains a Refreshing Jam.

North of the stairs you'll find a save point. Heal up, save, and head to the end of the Secret Forest in the west. The arms deal is going down, and Hikari will step in to stop it. You'll need to fight three Ku Soldiers to start, who, despite being worthy adversaries, are just normal enemies. They aren't the end, however...

General Rou

Shields: 4
Weakness: Polearm, Bow, Lightning

Dual-wielding blades that are bigger than Hikari, General Rou is nevertheless not a terribly difficult opponent. You're forced to Challenge Rou, meaning Hikari fights him alone - but so long as Hikari can heal himself, this fight isn't bad. Rou has the following attacks:
  • A normal melee attack
  • Running Slash, which damages Hikari and raises Rou's speed
  • Wild Cut, a pair of melee strikes
  • Charging Stance, which buffs Rou's physical attacks
Chip away at Rou's shields slowly, saving your BP for the moment he Breaks. Once he does, either use one of Hikari's harder-hitting normal Skills or demolish Rou with a Latent Power Tenretsuzan. Heal any injuries Hikari sustained, then repeat the process. Eventually you'll reach a scripted moment with 'Hikari' that will force you to use one of Hikari's Latent Powers. This will end the fight, and you'll have the option to learn Rou's Divine Dual-Edge Skill. It's excellent for crowd control.

After Hikari regains control himself - and Rou meets his end at the hands of an unsurprising traitor - you'll jump to Ryu, and the prince will deliver the weapons to Kazan. Eager to get things underway, Hikari leaves at once to find another old friend, Rai Mei, who now controls an outpost in the distant town of Stormhail.