Madarame Palace Overview
Start of Madarame Palace: Wednesday, May 18
Deadline: Friday, June 3
Recommended Level: 20
Number of Lockpicks required: at least 10
First Phase: Infiltration of Madarame Palace
When you find yourself in front of Madarame Palace (aka the Art Museum), you’ll find yourself near a row of cars. As you find yourself there, jump on top of the truck and haul yourself over the wall to get inside. Once inside, make a right and head down the grassy entrance. Head there until you reach the fountain.
Once you get to the fountain, you’ll find a couple of pedestals to climb. Jump up the pedestals to haul yourself up and make your way across until you spot a guard. Don’t get caught though! If you want to avoid the guard, make your way to another platform that connects to the arch over the roving security guard.
There, continue climbing up until you find an open window in the roof. Once you reach the roof, head inside.
Art Museum: Museum Special Exhibition Room
Once inside, you’ll find yourself in the museum special exhibition room. Jump down from the ledge and you’ll find yourself surrounded with paintings. However, don’t just leave the room yet. You’ll notice that there are some infrared sensors. Trigger that and you’ll cause a problem. But slowly approach it before using the “circle” button to dash right under it.
Once you get past it, you’ll find yourself blocked off. There are two roving guards near the two security sensors. Head to your left and wait for one guard to get close. When he gets close and turns his back, jump him and trigger a battle. Once you trigger a battle, you’ll find the shadow Mokoi. Defeat one of them before negotiating with one. That way, you’ll get Mokoi and add him to your compendium.
After defeating the guard, head straight down the hall. If you make a left, you’ll find yourself cornered by another guard. So, to save yourself from trouble, head straight down and you’ll find some more sensors. Slide through that to move on.
Once you slide down through the sensors, you’ll find another guard. Wait for him to turn his back and then take him down. Surprise, surprise, you’ll find yourself fighting against Hua Po. Negotiate with her. You’ll find that her Fire abilities and healing skills may be helpful throughout the dungeon.
After you finish off Hua Po, run straight into the wall until you notice another guard behind the wall. Ambush him and trigger a battle with Apsaras. As much as possible, negotiate with her. As she is under the Priestess Arcana, she has some Bufu skills and also healing skills.
When you defeat Apsaras, head straight into the hole leading to another gallery. Once you reach the gallery, jump over the Infrared sensor before moving on. However, take note of the locked elevator. Unlock it before making a right into the reception area where you’ll spot two roving Shadows. Hug the wall and head into the door where you can walk past them. Now, you’ll have two paths. You can either slide through the sensors or climb the stairs.
Slide through the sensors first and then climb the stairs. When you do so, enter through the door before making it into the hallway. Make a stage right before following the hallway before making a left. Jump and slide through the sensors before you finally reach the Save Room in front of you. Enter the save room for a check point before finally going out to resume the infiltration.
Once out, make a right before noticing another guard roving down the hallway. Wait for him to turn his back before you can finally ambush it. Once you ambush the Shadows, you’ll find yourself against Koropokkuru. Their weak against Agi and resist Physical attacks (sans Slash). So, if you want to negotiate, lower its health using the attacks it resists.
When you’re done with that, make a left and hug the walls to make a right. You’ll spot another Shadow. If you ambush it, you’ll get Hua Po and Apsaras. After that, head back and you’ll spot a treasure chest at the other corner right above the Save Room. Grab it and move on.
Next, head down the hall. Instead of heading tot he dead end, head to the path extending to another hall. You’ll find another shadow moving there. Ambush it to grab Mandrakes. Attack with a spell before knocking them down with your gun for an easy negotiation. If you make another right, ambush the shadow for Apsaras and Koropokkuru.
After you finish them off, walk past the arrow pointing right. Behind it, there’s a treasure chest. Next, head out and follow up the path to make a left. Once you do, you’ll find another Shadow. Ambush him and shoot down Hua Po and Mokoi. With that, head straight before opening the door on the left for the shortcut.
After that, head back before watching out for the lasers. Once you do, head up the stairs.
When you head up the stairs, walk past the gold vase to trigger the cutscene. Unfortunately, you’ll have to run alone for a bit. Use your Eagle Vision to find a way to climb up the ledges on your right. Jump up and you’ll find yourself faced with a roving Shadow. Wait for the guard to turn around before rushing over to the button behind a cabinet. Press it and you’ll drop the walls encasing Ann. After that, run towards her to join up with her.
When you’re done, head up the wall again. But this time, you’ll be able to cross to the other side to free Ryuji. When you get there, drop down and run to the portrait in front of you. The portrait must be the picture of a boy in a white button-up shirt and black necktie. Remove the portrait and activate the button. Once you do so, you’ll free Ryuji. Don’t press the button near the crates. It’ll summon a Shadow.
Last is Morgana. Instead of pressing the button near the crates, climb up the crates and squeeze your way through the vent. Follow the pathway until you reach a locked security room. Head to the laptop and try to turn off the lasers. But unfortunately, you need a password. Head out and you’ll find two shadows talking to each other. Crouch and hide behind the wall to listen for the password. The password is Hello – 07734.
Head back to the security room and input the password. With that, the lasers will disappear and release Morgana.
After that, approach Morgana and trigger a cutscene. Apparently, the golden vase has some appeal to it. Interact with it and suddenly, a purple gem appears. Morgana tells you to chase and so you should. Chase it and you’ll activate the Shadow, Regent. You could either kill it or gain it as one of the Treasure Persona.
After that, run down the hallway and then break one of the vases for items. Then, turn left and head over the wall. There’s a shadow there which you can take down. After taking it down, head into the bathrooms for the items. After clearing the items, head out of the bathrooms before making a left. Then, immediately make a right to make your way to the Save Room.
When you’re done, head down the hallway until you reach a large room with some machines. Hug against the wall before climbing the stairs on the right. Once you climb up the stairs, grab the treasure chests before making your way down again.
Once you’re downstairs, take down the Shadows roaming nearby. When you’re done, follow the pathway until you reach a gallery. There, you’ll trigger a cutscene. When you do so, several shadows will pop up and you’ll have to take them down. In the end of the room, there’s a treasure chest here. Take down the shadow if you want the treasure chest. It’s at the most brightly lit area of the room.
However, you’ll find that you’re still trapped. If you want to get out, look for a distorted painting. It should be a picture of a blue haired man in a black suit, white button up with a yellow and black striped neck tie. Once you find it, take it down to find a button. Press the button and all the entrances will open up. Head out of the room through the golden door. On the map, it should be marked by a yellow line.
Head down the hallway and you’ll find a room similar to the Save Room. But Ryuji stops you. Apparently, there’s something wrong with the place. Suddenly, everything fades out and you’ll notice the room’s changed. Head down the path and have the dividers move aside. Then, you’ll find that there are red lasers covering the floor. Apparently, there’s a security system blocking it and you can only get through it while an exhibition is going on. With that, head back to the Save Room and head out the same way you entered. After that, get ready to enter the museum again the next day.