[FFXII: TZA] Main Walkthrough Part 12 – Mt Bur-Omisace

This is the Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age [FF12: TZA] Main Walkthrough for Part 12 – Mt Bur-Omisace to Paramina Rift. This will contain the items, the bosses, the enemies, and everything you’ll come across in this particular part.

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Part 12 – Mt Bur-Omisace

Mt Bur-Omisace

  1. Speak with the Archbishop Anastasis
    • Once you reach Mt Bur-Omisace head to the Map Shop.
      This stall sells a Paramina Rift map and Mt Bur-Omisace map.
    • Speak to Archbishop Anastasis, and Larsa will leave the party.
  2. Progress south of Paramina Rift to arrive at Stilshrine Miriam. More powerful enemies inhabit the dungeon, thus it is recommended to raise the party members’ level before you enter the next area.

Stilshrine of Miriam

Keep in mind that the Pedestal of the dawn will not work unless the character equipped with Dawn Shard touches it.

    1. Activate the Pedestal of the dawn and proceed to the back
      • From the entrance, head to  Walk of Mind and record your progress at the Save crystal.
      • Activate the first Pedestal of the dawn in Ward of Measure.
      • Follow the path straight ahead to continue along a spacious section of the map.
        There are three Dragon Aevis inside the Ward of Velitation. In case you run low on health, flee from the battle.
      • Operate the Pedestal of the dawn to return to the Ward of Velitation, then head east.
    2. Summon the Save Crystal in Ward of Revelation
      • At first glance it seems to be a Save Crystal however it is actually a trap.
      • When you defeat this Crystalbug, a real Save Crystal will appear.
    3. Inspect the Sword of Judgment and activate the Pedestal of the dawn
      • Once you reach the path’s end, inspect the Sword of Judgment in Ward of Sword-King.
      • Unlock the back door and move by the Pedestal of the dawn
        Inspect the West wall to find a hidden passage.
        Head inside the secret path to find the rare monster Matriarch Bomb.
        Examine the area to find the rare item Dark Matter.
        Inside Cold Distance, be wary of Confuse and Berserk traps scattered in the area. Tread carefully and cure any Confusion as you cross.
        On the way back, passing through the Walk of Torn Illusion, you will come across several Oiling patrolling the area. Keep distance as you proceed to the hidden door’s exit.
    4. Solving the Stone Braves puzzle

The objective is to have the 3 Stone Braves face the statue in the center to unlock a path.

        • As you arrive in the location with the first Pedestal of the dawn, take the west walkway then go through the door.
        • Trek the west passageway.
        • Turn the Stone Brave and make it face east. This will cause the Stone Brave’s eyes to illuminate.
        • The second Stone Brave lies inside the Walk of Reason. Operate the one in the corner and turn it until it faces north.
        • To reach the site of the third Stone Brave, you must enter the Ward of steel. This pits you against the sub-boss Vinuskar.
      Battle Tips
      Vinuskar loves to assault you with physical attacks. Be sure to have Smelling Salts to ward off its Confuse status. If you shave its HP to 50%, it will begin using Swords Dance. Remove any ailments and be sure to keep each member’s HP above 50%.
      • Enter the room at the back and operate the third Stone Brave, make it face west. Before you exit, examine the urn for a map of the area.
    1. Proceed to the Colossus
      • With all the Stone Braves facing the correct direction, return to the Ward of Measure then take the left path.
      • Save your progress in Walk of Revelation, then return to the place with the Sword of Judgement and go through the door.
      • Challenge Mateus in Hall of Worth .
Battle Tips
Mateus is quite tricky since it casts Reflect which bounces back magic. During battle Mateus summon ice creatures. It is safer to defeat it as soon as it is summoned. Make sure to have Quickening to take out the mob. Mateus also has Blizzaja which deals a whopping 800 damage. Watch the HP and make sure to have more than 800 to guarantee a unit’s survival.
      • When you defeat Mateus, he will be added to your License Board as an esper.
    1. Follow the South Path

After the cutscene unfolds, collect the key item Sword of the Kings .

For the meantime, take note of the summon beast Zeromus in Stilshrine Miriam.
This requires you to speak to Acolyte at the Temple Grounds in front of Mt Bur-Omisace to obtain the Stone of the Condemner.
Using the Stone of the Condemner, you can fight against Zeromus in the secret location – Throne of the Veiled Gods. Proceed south of Ward of Measure, then operate the Pedestal of the dawn.
It is recommended to raise your party members to level 50 before facing Zeromus.
Click here for details on how to defeat Zeromus.
    1. To exit Stilshrine Miriam

After the event, return to Mt Bur-Omisace. Exit either by following the path out, or using the Gate Crystal.

Mt Bur-Omisace

    1. Hall of Light cutscene
      This will pit you in a Boss fight against Judge Berga.
      To finish this easily use a Esper.
      If you keep the HP of your members in check, it would not be a troublesome fight.
    2. Talk to the Acolyte idling by the Temple Grounds
        You will receive the Stone of the Condemner.
    3. Return to the Nabanastre, board the Airship and sail to Nalbina Fortress.

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