I decided to take a little time away from the main quest here in Ys: The Oath in Felghana by visiting Valestine Castle, where we quickly discover that a young boy has gone missing. The soldier and maid outside say that he was heading towards the Illburns Ruins, and naturally they want our able-bodied swordsman friend Adol to go look for him. It’s basically a “keep the kid alive” kind of quest, but the reward is a nice payoff that increases the drops from enemies. We also meet the Count’s betrothed and gain her trust, but Chester comes and quickly sees us out the door, warning us to stay away.
After all that, it’s back to the Abandoned Mines, where we do some grinding and find a bunch of items along the way. It’s a tough area – I even die on my first attempt to get deep inside – but we manage to get all the way to the boss.
Given the length of this episode, though, I decided to hold off on the boss until episode six, but it should definitely be worth waiting for!
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