Desert Castle

GuideMap

Go around the east side of the castle, and get treasure T1, then go west along the top of the screen (behind the castle).

Take stairs A down to the basement, then get treasure T2 and go back upstairs. Now go back to the entrance, and through the door on the east side. Follow the path to stairs B down to another part of the basement. Get treasure T3, then go back up, and go through the door on the west side.

Get treasure T4, then take stairs C up to the second floor.

Now take the path to the center of the room and get treasure T5, then go back and take stairs D up to the third floor.

Check the barrels in here; two of them have treasure. Also, there is a path to treasure T8. You just can't see it, but it's at the bottom of the screen (behind the castle wall).

Now take stairs E down to the second floor. Go south and explore the rooms for treasure, then go back and head northeast as far as you can and get treasure T11.

Now circle around to stairs F. In order to get treasure T12, you need to go down the stairs, then back up. Now back down F, then around to stairs G, which will put you back in the basement.

Now get treasure T13, then start heading toward the Boss. But, in the southwest corner of the screen, take the secret passage to treasure T14.

Now circle around to the room in the north, and a boss battle.

Boss Battle

Craft Mage, etc

These guys are nasty! And unless you've changed jobs at least and upgraded your gear, you'll quite likely lose this battle.

I recommend you use whatever all-out attacks or spells you have until everyone but the Craft Mage is dead.

After that, use whatever attacks you like, and just watch everybody's HP.

After the battle you get the Desert Key, which will allow you to unlock the doors in the castle, and get the final treasure on the first floor.

Now, your final destination is the Volcano of Essence - but before you go there, you need to go talk to the Water Spirit in Desert Town. And, before you go there, you can now use the Archives Key to unlock the Library in the northwest corner of the World Map...

Treasure

  • T1 - Dragon Pearl
  • T2 - Nirvana Knife
  • T3 - Bulb of Sorcery
  • T4 - Elf Deed
  • T5 - Flame Armlets
  • T6 - Cura Grass
  • T7 - Dragon Pearl
  • T8 - Toxic Needle
  • T9 - Dragon Pearl
  • T10 - Walnut Shield
  • T11 - Phoenix Egg
  • T12 - Archives Key
  • T13 - Dragon Pearl
  • T14 - Terra Armor
  • T15 - Firedrake Suit