You'll learn more about the history that haunts one of your characters in a cutscene that kicks off the ninth chapter. Then you'll receive Yellow Energy Hex x3, Violet Energy Hex x3 and a new mission.
Main Mission Edit
Lucia's Sacred Sign Edit
|Location||Antourion (Level 2 - Antourion's Manor)|
|Objective||"I must have words with you at my manor in Chandelier. The great tragedy of Lucia... I have something to ask of you, the sole survivor."|
Travel to Antourion's Manor on Level 2. You'll need to use a Violet Energy Hex piece to make it rise from the map so that you can enter. Head inside the building to trigger a cutscene and the mission will complete automatically (though there's no on-screen notification to that effect).
Search for the Sacred Sign Edit
|Reward||30 Hunter Points, 35000 Rubies|
|Location||Rose (Level 2 - Antourion's Manor)|
|Objective||"Search for a sacred sign thought to be in Lucia on Level 6."|
Head to Level 6 as instructed and start toward Lucia. You'll find unavoidable enemy groupings guarding the perimeter. Defeat any that get in your way, then enter the area. From the dungeon map that appears, access the Downtown area. Travel through until you reach the room where you fought a boss in a previous chapter. Now there are three Screw-Top enemies. Defeat them, then look for a new exit along the side of the room that wasn't available the last time you visited. The light along that route should be white. Follow the path to exit the Downtown area and appear back within the Lucia map. Continue to the nearby Parkway area. There, you will find a boss battle with the Jalopy Golem.
Once you win, you'll see a cutscene and will receive credit for completing the mission. Now you can tend to any remaining side missions, then head back to your base to view a new cutscene and to advance to the next chapter.
Side Missions Edit
Lady in the Red Edit
|Reward||10 Hunter Points, 2000 Rubies, Hawk Eye|
|Location||Miranda (Level 4 - Ebel City)|
|Objective||"Shipments of materials have been awfully slow. My shop will go under if this keeps up!"|
Find Miranda in her shop, as usual. Talk to her. She needs you to fetch her materials from Darrel in Cranktown. Travel there next, but know that you will run into an unavoidable enemy group along the way as a result of the chapter's fixation with making Lucia difficult to reach. When you arrive on Level 7 after riding Core Lift 2, you'll find more unavoidable enemy encounters along the pathway leading to that town. That explains the delay in deliveries to Miranda's store. Work your way through them and to Cranktown. When you enter, you'll find him standing around near the shops to the left of the town's entrance. Talk to him to receive the Steamer Trunk. Now you need to take it back to Ebel City. Thankfully, there are no additional unavoidable enemy patrols when you return to the map. Backtrack to Ebel City and go to Miranda's store. Hand over the trunk that you received from Darrel to complete the mission and receive your reward.
Authentic Cuisine Edit
|Reward||8 Hunter Points, 3000 Rubies, Mighty Suit|
|Location||Lex (Level 2 - Barbarella's Manor)|
|Objective||"I want my ma--she lives out in the countryside--to have a taste of real gourmet cuisine. Won't someone take this ultra-first-class, mega-pricey fish to her? I put my all into preparing it."|
After traveling to Barbarella's Manor, you'll find a chef standing on the walkway in front of the building. That's Lex. Talk to him and accept the item that he gives you, Lex's Haute Cuisine. Now you need to take it back with you to Ebel City, to the 'loud and emphatic lady' that lives there. He's referring to Rose, the woman who stands around on the platform above the Guild. Talk to her and hand over the cuisine to complete the mission.
A Letter to my Girl Edit
|Reward||5 Hunter Points, 5000 Rubies, Toxic Rounds + x20|
|Location||David (Level 10 - Albona)|
|Objective||"If it's not a nuisance, can someone run an errand for me? Give me a shout if you're nearby."|
Travel to Albona on Level 10. Enter the town and head to the roadway with the merchants on either side. There's a soup lady there, and nearby you'll find David. Talk to him. He wants you to deliver a letter to a girl named Joanne on Level 9. Accept the Letter of Longing that he gives you, then head to Level 9 by using the Core Lift 3. At the top of the lift, you should find a lady in a blouse and skirt standing around. Talk to her for the opportunity to hand over the letter that you received from David. When you do, you'll receive credit for another completed mission.
Feel Better, Kitty Dog! Edit
|Reward||3 Hunter Points, 500 Rubies, Perfect Aid|
|Location||Sarah (Level 10 - Albona)|
|Objective||"Could somebody please bring me some tasty meat that will make Kitty Dog feel better? Thank you!"|
Work your way down to Albona on Level 10. From the entrance to the town, head left along the street past the bulletin board. Sarah will be standing somewhere near it. Talk to her and she asks you to obtain some Luxury Meat for Kitty Dog. To obtain some of that, you'll need to defeat enemies in Lucia. Enter the area map (which is guarded by a perimeter of unavoidable enemies when you first approach in this chapter) and save at the Abandoned Energy Station. Then wander around on the dungeon map battling Wrecking Ball enemies until one drops the Luxury Meat. Once you have the meat, bring it to Sarah for your reward.
Serious Advice Edit
|Reward||8 Hunter Points, 5000 Rubies, MG Magazine +12|
|Location||Rose (Level 4 - Ebel City)|
|Objective||"Success has swelled my idiot son's head. Please pass my serious advice to him!"|
Meet with Rose, the woman standing above the guild who received the meal from her son as you completed the 'Authentic Cuisine' side mission in this chapter. She will hand over the Deluxe Recipe, which you need to take to Lex at the walkway leading into Barbarella's Manor. You'll receive your reward for a successful mission upon handing over the item.