Friday, June 19, 2009
3rd Floor Walkthrough for the Lava Ruins
3rd Floor Walkthrough
From the Isolated Stairway from the 2nd Floor:
You will find yourself on a long large platform. Directly to the west is a crate and a white urn, where you sometimes will find Orange Juice. You have two choices of direction. You can go either north along the platform or west down a long flight of stairs.
There is a causeway as well that leads south but from here it is blocked with fallen masonry.
Go north first to the northern end of the platform. In the northeast corner is a single Monster Generator that spawns two Scorpions, a cluster of three/four Rocks that can be smashed for Ores/Gems and a Bomb. One of the three Rocks here usually contains Silver Ore.
Now go down the long stairway that leads west. At the bottom of the stairs is a single Monster Generator that spawns a Mini-Golem and an Ignis as well as two Crates that often contain a Hot Rice Ball and Orange Juice. (Note that you will find much Orange Juice throughout the Lava Ruins.)
Behind the Generator, to the north, fallen masonry blocks your path, so you must go south instead.
You need to veer a little southwest to another platform. Here you will find a sliding door to the west and a bomb in the southeast.
If you go west through the sliding door, you will find yourself in a contained chamber with four Summers spawned by two Monster Generators and two Treasure Chests. The Treasure Chests may contain an Orange and E.Drink X.
Detonate the bomb to create a gap in a low wall that will allow you to go east again.
Here you will find a Monster Generator that spawns two Mini-Golems. East of their position is a sliding door that leads to a peaceful chamber containing two tillable fields, each with two plots and a water source in the northeast corner. This chamber is a dead end.
South of the Golems are two White Urns. East of the Urns is a long stairway that leads upwards. Go east up the stairs and you will be forced to pass a Monster Generator at the top of the stairs that spawns a Mini-Golem and two Ignis.
Above the stairway is a long platform. To the north, separated by fallen masonry, you will be able to see the isolated stairway from the 2nd floor.
A Monster Generator in the northeast corner of this part of the platform spawns a Little Emperor. Next to the Generator is a bomb. If you detonate it, you can clear the masonry from the path, allowing access to the stairway that leads back to the 2nd floor if you wish to use it.
At the moment, however, you wish to go south instead. Near the southern end of this platform is a Monster Generator that spawns an Ignis and a Little Emperor and a bomb.
If you detonate the bomb, you will create a gap in the western wall that will allow you to descend antoher long stairway.
If you continue south, you will see two staircases, one leading back up to the 2nd floor and one leading down to the 4th floor. This is the shortcut stairway in fact. It is open here, rather than enclosed in a little chamber as you usually have found it previously.
You now can use it to return to the 2nd or 1st floor but you cannot use it to descend to the 4th floor yet, as the sliding door there remains locked. Simply note its position for future reference.
Instead, detonate the bomb and descend the long stairway. At the bottom of the stairway is a chamber containing 2 Mini-Golems and 2 Scorpions spawned by two Generators. There is a bomb in the centre of the chamber that can be detonated for Monster damage.
Use the sliding door to go west. You will find yourself in a chamber divided by a partial wall. Go round the little wall to find a Little Emperor and a Mini-Golem spawned by a single Generator. A sliding door in the west leads to a large peaceful chamber where you will find two tillable fields, one containing 4 plots and the other containing 2 plots. A water source is in the southwest corner and a Bomb is in the northeast corner of this chamber.
Detonate the Bomb to create a new exit in the northeast then go through it. Here you will find a Bomb in the centre of the path, a pile of fallen masonry in the east and a stairway in the northwest.
Detonate the bomb to clear the fallen masonry from the east. Do not go east now, however, as the path simply leads to one of the long stairways that leads back to the platform where you will find the shortcut stairway in the south.
Instead, ascend the long stairway that leads upwards to the west. At the top of the stairs is a single Monster Generator that spawns to Little Emperors.
Now you will find yourself on a wide platform that runs along the western wall of the 3rd floor of the Lava Ruins. If you go south here, you will find a single Generator that spawns two Mini-Golems and a Little Wizard. In the southwest corner of this platform is a single Treasure Chest that often contains an Orange. There are two Bombs nearby that can be used for Monster Damage.
North of the Generator is a cluster of three Rocks that can be smashed for Ores/Gems. You can detonate one of the bombs to smash the Rocks as well. One of these Rocks often contains Silver.
When you continue north along the platform, you will encounter another Monster Generator that spawns two Little Emperors. A little to the north of this is a new device consisting of a catapult. Some of these swivel but this one points only in one direction. Hit the lever with a hammer and a rock will be thrown towards another Rock cluster in the north.
A little northeast of the catapult is a long stairway that leads downward to the central area of the 3rd floor. At the top of this stairway is a single Monster Genearator that spawns a single Troll.
First, however, continue north to the end of the platform where you will find a single Monster Generator that spawns two Mini-Golems and a Little Wizard. To the east is a sliding door that leads to a peaceful chamber where you will find two tillable fields, a water source and a Treasure Chest. One field contains four plots and the other contains two. The Treasure Chest often contains Cooking Oil.
Return to the platform and descend the long stairway that leads east past the Monster Generator spawning a single Troll.
From the foot of the stairs, the only path leads north past a Monster Generator that spawns a single Troll. A bomb near the Generator can be detonated to destroy the fallen masonry that bars your access to a path in the south. Go there only if you wish to return to the initial long platform in the east with the shortcut stairway.
Instead, if you wish to find the isolated stairway to the south, continue to the northern end of this platform. Before you reach it, however, you will encounter another stationary Catapult. Hit the lever and it will create a gap in the wall to the east, allowing you access to a dead-end chamber that contains a single Generator spawning two Trolls and two Treasure Chests.
Having explored the entire third floor, you now can descend to the 4th via the isolated stairway.