Part 09: Hermit’s Hideaway

Shadow Forest – Another World

You can safely skip this part and go to Water Dragon Isle if you chose to recruit Nikki in Part 05. If you recruited Guile or Pierre however, read on.

First head east of Termina to find the Shadow Forest. There, you will find an Aero Saucer element as well as an Uplift element. Continue to the west to find a big asleep monster, you cannot fight it for now. Go to the right and into the cave in the waterfall, where you will find a note and Skelly’s Angry Scapula. In the chest, loot the Aroma Pouch.

Chrono Cross Part 09 Hermit's Hideaway

With it, go to the tree that is located north of the underwater cave, and a red little sphere should start following you. With it, go back to the very first area in Shadow Forest, where you will see a red blob monster. Get close to it and it will start following you. Finally, run back to the last area (where you got the red sphere) and make sure that the blob keeps following you. With all that, get close to the sleeping Quaffid and it will automatically eat the red blob. Click on the Quaffid to start a fight… except that it will shrink, and give you the Skullduggery frame.

Water Dragon Isle – Another World

There are a few things you can finish before heading to Hermit’s Hideaway to meet Radius. First, dock your boat at Water Dragon Isle, which can be found to the south of the main island, there isn’t much to see here, as the place is now bone dry. But you can score some Iron from the chests.

At the very top of the first screen here is a man that carries the Sturdy Ribs for Skelly. Talk to him; he’ll be more than happy to give them up.

Isle of the Damned – Another World

Now for the final piece of the Skelly puzzle, sail to the Isle of the Damned, located far northeast of the main island. There, make your way into the hole at the top left section of the first screen for some Mixed Bones.

All six of Skelly’s parts will now vanish from your inventory. He will thank you and promise to return the favor somehow. Set sail for Termina.

Water Dragon Isle

Character Recruit – Skelly

In Termina, go up the stairs (where General Viper’s statue is), and enter the house to the right. Watch the events here, before exiting and then coming back inside. Talk to Skelly and take him up on his offer earlier by asking him to join your party.

Hermit’s Hideout – Another World

This island is located next to the Isle of the Damned to the left. Once inside, watch the scenes where Harle soon arrives to pick a fight.

Hermit's Hideout - Another world

Boss Battle – Harle

HP 400 / Innate Black / Attack 32 / Magic Attack 10 / Defense 10 / MagicDefense 5 / Drop (Common) PhotonBeam / Drop (Rare) MoonGlasses / Steal (Common) PhotonBeam / Steal (Rare) MoonGlasses / Absorbs n/a / Inmune n/a

This is a quick one. Simply have Serge attack while the others use white elements when available. You can also Pilfer a PhotonBeam from her with Kid so do that. As for post-battle spoils, you can get a really neat Moonglasses accessory. If you don’t, just reset and reload your game.

After the battle, follow Radius down to his hideout for some dialogue. There is an area outside that is too hot for anything to grow. Remember this spot; come back once you get the Ice Breath from the Blue Dragon.

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