Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can be a confusing game to navigate at times and one of the more perplexing areas is Fornis Region so I wrote this simple guide for how to reach a spot that can be tricky to get to. Plus, you'll gain access to a handy new shop, too!
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If you're like me then you may have come across a question mark in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 while exploring the Fornis Region and have no idea how to reach it. Upon running around the circumference of the mountain that seems to contain the hidden area, it eventually becomes apparent that there must be some sort of tunnel that leads there or that you'll unlock a Party Skill that will help you reach it. To add insult to injury, you can clearly see the ledge from below but how the heck do you get up there? 🤔 v1d30chumz 44-212-99-248
Thankfully, the solution for reaching this perplexing area is a lot simpler than you'd think. All you have to do is travel a bit northeast from the mountain in order to reach the Raptor Perch landmark as shown in the screenshot above. While standing on the landmark icon, simply run northwest from it to enter a giant cave. This cave is actually a secret sub-area known as Milio Trick Caverns and it contains a couple of branching paths but most notably, some actual puzzles. However, they're quite easy to solve. After completing your brief spelunking expedition in this cave system, you'll enter the northwest part of the area that you've been trying to reach. Hooray! Finally, head south-southeast towards the long-awaited question mark for a very cool reward. I hope you brought loads of Nopon Coins! 😊
Nopon Coin X-change
Would you look at that? There are a couple of delightful Nopon waiting for you at the Quest-Related Event icon. Specifically, you'll meet Seekseek who runs a shop as well as Burrburr who just happens to be wielding an Ultimate Hammer so you can recruit him for the Uniting the Seven Nopon quest while you're here. Anyway, Seekseek runs the Nopon Coin X-change shop where you can redeem silver and gold Nopon Coins for Legendary accessories; some of which can be quite impressive. With that in mind, they are very expensive and you can only carry 99 of each coin type at a time which means you'll have to spend a lot of time farming them if you want to eventually purchase everything. I hope to someday be able to afford the Memory Locket which lets you revive allies even when you're not a Healer. 😄
That's about all there is to one of Xenoblade Chronicles 3's most elusive areas. If you have any questions or need help with anything else then leave a comment below. I'll try my best to assist you and maybe write more guides based on your feedback. 🤓