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Exploration is an action that enables a player to find objects that are hidden in the continent of Iria, and can also only be used in Iria. It also enables a player to gain AP apon gaining exploration levels, making it a target for many players.
|First, you will need a L-Rod. These can be found in any exploration shop , or from the series of quests given by Ffion, though the L-Rods given by Ffion will not have as much durability as those bought from NPCs.|
To use exploration, one does not need to go into their Actions menu and assign exploration to a hotkey, but rather just press X, which is exploration by default.
Finding Hidden Objects
Hidden objects are found all throughout Iria, some places having certain objects unique only to that area, such as the statues one may find, or the rewards from chests, as well as the monsters that may spawn guarding these chests. However, the location of these objects isn't random. Hidden objects will always appear in the exact same area, with maybe a 2-step variation in location.
One can find relics by running around Iria, away from any towns or NPC-populated regions. When you are in the vicinity of a hidden object, you will hear a beeping sound and your L-rods will light up. The frequency and intensity of the beeps indicate how close you are in relation to the object.
Two soft beeps indicate that you are the farthest you can be while still being in the vicinity of the object Two loud beeps indicate that you are getting closer to the object, but still relatively far. Three soft beeps indicate that you are no more than 10 steps away from the hidden object. Three loud beeps indicate that you are no more than 3 steps away from the hidden object. Four beeps indicate that you are extremely close to the object and that using the exploration action in your current position will reveal the object.
In connous, Cool-wind L-rods decrease the elevation of the land, when the land maker action is used, whereas warm-wind L-rods raise the elevation of the land when land maker action is used. However, these are elf-only items. Ally with the elves first, by talking to Castanea, then talk to Hagel with the L-rods of cool-wind fairy in your inventory. He will modify the L-rods so that humans can equip them. Remember to have at least level 5 exploration, or else he won't modify them!
For connous's Lost Elves, the points of interest would be the "Exp 1500 Lost Elf" marks. Go to these points. If you hear beeping, use both exploration and land maker action with the L-rods of the cool-wind fairy, because the elves may also be buried underground as well. When you find the lost elf, who will be trapped inside some sort of box, talk to the elf to accept the quest. The points of interest would be the "Exp 1500 Lost Elf" and the "Exp 500 Lost Elf" marks. Go to these points. If you hear beeping, use both exploration and land maker action with the L-rods of the cool-wind fairy, because the elves may also be buried underground as well. If you have a 2-player mount, you can get the elf to get on it by right clicking it, and selecting the corresponding option. Flying mounts are recomended. Talk to Catscena and finish the quest.
In Physis, you may do the same to sleeping Ice Worm as to Lost elf, except you must gather a scale instead of brining it back to town.
With your L-rods, run around the town of Cor. If you hear beeps, track the chest down and find it. Hidden objects in Iria ALWAYS spawn in the exact same spot, so don't be afraid to memorize the spots you find! Chests tend to appear near trees. And on top of, or near hills. Pick up the gold and the fragments you find. As of G9 S2, it appears that chests no longer give gold. This is in JP server, however, and is possibly related to the bot issue in the area finding chests just for the gold. your inventory is full, run to the banker (Voight). You can use one of the relics as your cursor if your inventory happens to overflow. Now it's time to recover your relics! First, click on the last option, to begin. Then, click on the first option to apraise the relics. It is impossible to fail this step. Then, move on to the second option, to identify the relics. It is possible to fail during this step. This step may lower the appriasal price so you may skip this part. Finally, using the third option, turn in your relics, and gain exploration exp and gold! Remember that all orbs excluding Irinid Orb may be used to gain magic sheilds.