The Mysterious Pair is a Sub Quest in Tales of Arise. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of The Mysterious Pair Side Quest.
Sub Quest: The Mysterious Pair
Region: Mahag Saar – Niez
Quest Giver: Wonder Bard
Requirement: Finished Sub-Quest “A Healer and Her Patients” (automatically received from story progress in Menancia > Overseer Hill. He’s one of the people you healed during that quest).
Rewards: Iron Pipe (Weapon Crafting Material), Quivering Candles (Artifact), 2300 Gald, 15 SP
Mission Info: The Wonder Bard has issued a challenge. Once you’ve solved the three riddles and uncovered the legendary instruments, report your findings to the Wonder Bard back in Niez.
- Solve the mystery and retrieve the instrument
- Report back to the Wonder Bard
Starting Location: The Mysterious Pair
The Mysterious Pair Sub-Quest is started by talking to the Wonder Bard at the entrance of Niez, the main town in Mahag Saar realm. The quest giver is only there if you completed Sub-Quest “A Healer and Her Patients” which you received automatically during the story when you went through Menancia – Overseer Hill. During that quest, Shionne healed some people and he was one of them.
Solve the mystery and retrieve the instrument
The Wonder Bard wants you to solve a mystery riddle to find his secret instrument. He gives you 3 “Wonder Texts” which provide some clues. You can view the Wonder Texts any time from the items menu.
Here’s an overview of the clues, then we’ll go over the solution below.
Wonder Text #1: Just beyond the hovels in a land shrouded by sand and stone.
Wonder Text #2: The northernmost reaches of a wasteland to the north of an abandoned village.
Wonder Text #3: It lies dormant at the back of a narrow road to the west, whereupon an ancient tower stands.
Mystery Solution: The correct instrument location is Calaglia > Iglia Wastes. In the northernmost corner of this region’s map, past a group of flying insect enemies, you will find a sparkling object that will bring up an “Examine” prompt when you go near it. This gives you the “Iron Pipe”, which is the secret instrument to solve the mystery. See the location below:
Explanation of the 3 Text Clues: “land shrouded by sand and stone” tells us it’s a desert area so it can only be in the 1st realm Calaglia, “wasteland to the north of an abandoned village” tells us it’s in the north of the area (and there are also abandoned houses in Iglia Wastes), “whereupon an ancient tower stands” means the Fagan Ruins which was the first multi-level building you entered in the story.
Report back to the Wonder Bard
All that’s left is returning the secret instrument to the quest giver in Niez, the same place where the quest started.
This finishes The Mysterious Pair sub-quest in Tales of Arise. You can use the Iron Pipe later to forge the “Realm Unifier”, the best craftable weapon for Alphen.
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