Trials of Mana Remake - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena Walkthrough

A complete walkthrough and guide for Kingdom of Valsena in Trials of Mana Remake. Included also are list of items, enemies, and strategies.

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena Story Walkthrough

Chapter 1: Kingdom of the Plains, Valsena

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena

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Story Objectives

Here is a summary of objectives needed to be accomplished in this chapter:

Objective Summary
Hurry to the Hero King From the gatehouse of Valsena Castle, make your way to the king’s court and rescue the Hero King.
Find a way to Beiser Go to the courtyard and speak to Von Jour
Wait for the cannon to be finished While waiting for the turbo cannon to get finished, go to the city and speak to the marked NPCs.

Obtainable Items

Here is a list of items that can be acquired in this chapter:

Valsena Castle Items

Item Holder Location
Chocolate x1 Red Vase Southwest bailey
Candy x1 Yellow Orb Northwest bailey
40 Lucre Yellow Orb Northeast side of the main hall
Honey Elixir x1 Treasure Chest Back side of the main hall staircase
400 Lucre Treasure Chest Back side of the main hall staircase
Candy x1 Yellow Orb Southwest side of the main hall
Chocolate x1 Treasure Chest North side of the left hallway
Candy x1 Yellow Orb Near the stairs of the right hallway
Chocolate x1 Red Vase North side of the right hallway
70 Lucre Red Vase Left room of the second floor inner balcony
160 Lucre Yellow Orb Right room of the second floor inner balcony
Cup of Wishes x1 Treasure Chest Right room of the second floor inner balcony
Cup of Wishes x1 Treasure Chest Right room near the king’s court
70 Lucre Yellow Orb Left room near the king’s court

Valsena Town Items

Item Holder Location
Medicinal Herb x1 Yellow Orb On the Flower Garden
6 Lucre Red Vase Beside the southwest wall
Magic Rope x1 Red Vase Between the house and the tree
6 Lucre Yellow Orb Behind the house in the west side
Stardust Herb x1 Treasure Chest Above the scaffolding in the northwest side
4 Lucre Yellow Orb In front of the library
Item Seed x1 Red Vase Behind the garden and beside the library
Item Seed x1 Yellow Orb Behind the west tree in the north side of the wall
Candy x1 Red Vase Left side of the Castle Gate
Candy x1 Yellow Orb Right side of the Castle Gate
2 Lucre Yellow Orb South side of the Stone Monument
Cup of Wishes x1 Treasure Chest Behind the fortune-teller’s house
2 Lucre Yellow Orb Behind the northeast tree
N/A Lil’ Cactus #6 Within the fence between a tree and a house
Faerie Walnut x1 Treasure Chest Behind the house in the east side
6 Lucre Red Vase Beside the southeast wall
Item Seed x1 Yellow Orb Beside the southeast well
Candy x1 Yellow Orb Behind the item stall
8 Lucre Yellow Orb Beside the tavern
4 Lucre Yellow Orb Beside the tavern
Chocolate x1 Treasure Chest Beside the tavern
6 Lucre Yellow Orb Inside the library

Enemies

Here is a list of enemies encountered in this chapter:

Valsena Castle Enemies

Enemy Level Location
Machine Golem Lv.13, Lv.15 Valsena Courtyard, Valsena Castle Interior
Black Mage Lv.13, Lv.16 Valsena Courtyard, Valsena Castle Interior
Chess Knight Lv.13 Valsena Castle Interior

Chapter 1: Kingdom of the Plains, Valsena Walkthrough

Hurry to the Hero King

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Hurry to the Hero King

Valsena Courtyard

1 Approach the mana statue and SAVE your current game.
2 Go to the southwest bailey and defeat Machine Golem (Level 13) enemies.
3 Look for a red vase nearby and acquire an item (Chocolate x1).
4 Go straight and reach the northwest bailey. Defeat Black Mages (Level 13) and look for a yellow orb and acquire an item (Candy x1).
5 Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Gatehouse EnemiesFrom the northwest bailey, go down and defeat a group of enemies.
6 After clearing, head to the northeast bailey and clear the remaining enemies for additional experience.

Valsena Castle Interior

1 You will start from the main hall of the castle. Before engaging the enemies, make sure your party’s HP and MP are replenished.
2 Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chess KnightDefeat the Black Mages first before focusing your attention to Chess Knight (Level 13) enemies.
3 After clearing, proceed to the northeast area of the main hall and look for a yellow orb (40 Lucre).
4 Then, look for two treasure chests behind the stairs (Honey Elixir x1 and 400 Lucre).
5 Go southwest and look for a yellow orb (Candy x1).
6 Enter the nearby left hallway and locate a treasure chest in the north side (Chocolate x1).
7 Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Second FloorHead south and go upstairs. Cross the second floor inner balcony and look for a staircase leading to the right hallway.
8 Before going further the hallway, find a yellow orb beside the stairs (Candy x1). Reach the far end of the right hallway to break a red vase (Chocolate x1).
9 Return to the second floor inner balcony and go to the west side. After clearing the area from enemies, enter the left room and look for a red vase (70 Lucre).
10 Proceed to the right side of the balcony and enter the nearby room. Look for a yellow orb (160 Lucre) and a treasure chest (Cup of Wishes x1).
11 Enter the middle room and approach the mana statue to SAVE your current game. You also interact with Duran for additional dialogue.
12 Clear the area from enemies and look for a treasure chest in the right room (Cup of Wishes x1). Move to the left room and find a yellow a orb (70 Lucre).
13 Enter the king’s court for a cutscene.

Find a way to Beiser

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Find a way to Beiser

1 Before leaving the castle, interact with the Hero King (This applies to Duran only if he is in your party). Acquire the ability, Pride, from the Hero King (Add 5% of CS gauge after winning a battle).
2 Go to the main hall and speak to the marked NPC. Head outside to the courtyard and speak Von Jour, Von Boyage’s identical brother.

Wait for the cannon to be finished

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Von Jour

1 Go outside the courtyard and reach the town. Look for Bruiser, the bronze knight you defeated in Duran’s prologue (This applies to Duran only if he is in your party). Interact with Bruiser and acquire the ability, Personal Style (Attack increases when using class strike).
2 Head south of the town and start acquiring items. If Duran is a part of your party, you may no longer need to look for these items unless you skipped them by accident.
3 Go west and look for a yellow orb on a flower garden (Medicinal Herb x1).
4 Go to the southwest wall and break a red vase (6 Lucre).
5 Head to the west side of the town while examining the yellow orb between the house and tree (Magic Rope x1). Also, look for another yellow orb behind a house (6 Lucre).
6 Jump towards the scaffolding and open a treasure chest (Stardust Herb x1). Then, transfer in front of the library and examine a yellow orb (4 Lucre). Look for a red vase on the small garden beside library (Item Seed x1) as well.
7 Jump again to the nearby tree and look for a yellow orb behind it (Item Seed x1).
8 Return to the castle gate and look for a red vase (Candy x1) and a yellow orb (Candy x1).
9 Go down and look for a yellow in front of the hero king’s monument (2 Lucre).
10 Head to the fortune teller’s house nearthe monument and look for a treasure chest (Cup of Wishes x1).
11 Move to the northeast corner and locate a yellow orb behind the tree (2 Lucre).
12 Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Lil' Cactus Location 6Proceed to the nearby fence and find locate Lil’ Cactus #6.
13 Go to the east side of the town and look for a treasure chest behind the house (Faerie Walnut x1).
14 Head further southeast and break a red vase (6 Lucre) and find a yellow orb (Item Seed x1) beside the small well.
15 Advance to the central area of the town and look for a yellow orb behind the item stall (Candy x1).
16 Go to the seats on the south side of the tavern and find a yellow orb (8 Lucre). Then go through the stairs on the west side and locate another yellow orb (4 Lucre).
17 Don’t leave the premises of the tavern yet and look for a treasure chest on the north side of the tavern (Chocolate x1).
18 After acquiring all the items, proceed to the library on the nortnwest end of the town. Go inside in find a yellow orb (6 Lucre) on your left. Then, speak to the marked NPC inside the facility.
19 Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chain Ability BanishHead east and enter the fortune teller’s house for a brief cutscene. Acquire the ability, Banish (Status effect time shortened by 50%).
20 Go to the central area again and speak to the marked NPC in front of the tavern. Also, you can visit the armor shop and buy new accessories.
21 Visit the inn and speak to another marked NPC. You can also turn-in your items to the magic pot to acquire more items.
22 Before returning to the courtyard, visit Duran’s home. The house is beside the item stall.
23 Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chain Ability Life WisdomIn the first floor and speak to Aunt Stella. Acquire the ability, Life Wisdom (Healing item’s effectiveness increased by 10% in battle).
24 Return to the courtyard and speak to Von Jour. Get into his Turbo Cannon and return to the Free City of Maia.

Item Locations

Below are the in-game locations of the obtainable items in this chapter:

Valsena Castle Item Locations

In-Game Location Item and Location
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Vase Location 1 Chocolate x1
Southwest bailey, Valsena Courtyard
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Orb Location 1 Candy x1
Northwest bailey, Valsena Courtyard
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Orb Location 2 40 Lucre
Northeast side of the main hall, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chest Location 1 Honey Elixir x1 and 400 Lucre
Back side of the main hall staircase, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Orb Location 3 Candy x1
Southwest side of the main hall, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chest Location 2 Chocolate x1
North side of the left hallway, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Orb Location 4 Candy x1
Near the stairs of the right hallway, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Vase Location 4 Chocolate x1
North side of the right hallway, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Vase Location 3 70 Lucre
Left room of the second floor inner balcony, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Orb Location 5 160 Lucre
Right room of the second floor inner balcony, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chest Location 3 Cup of Wishes x1
Right room of the second floor inner balcony, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chest Location 4 Cup of Wishes x1
Right room near the king’s court, Valsena Castle Interior
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Orb Location 6 70 Lucre
Left room near the king’s court, Valsena Castle Interior

Valsena Town Item Locations

If you already played Duran’s prologue chapter, item locations will look familiar.

In-Game Location Item and Location
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 1 Medicinal Herb x1
On the Flower Garden, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Vase Location 1 6 Lucre
Beside the southwest wall, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 13 Magic Rope x1
Between the house and the tree, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 2 6 Lucre
Behind the house in the west side, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Chest Location 1 Stardust Herb x1
Above the scaffolding in the northwest side, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 3 4 Lucre
In front of the library, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Vase Location 2 Item Seed x1
Behind the garden and beside the library, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 4 Item Seed x1
Behind the west tree in the north side of the wall, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Vase Location 3 Candy x1
Left side of the Castle Gate, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 5 Candy x1
Right side of the Castle Gate, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 6 2 Lucre
South side of the Stone Monument, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Chest Location 2 Cup of Wishes x1
Behind the fortune teller’s house, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 7 2 Lucre
Behind the northeast tree, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Lil' Cactus Location 6 Lil’ Cactus #6
Within the fence between a tree and a house, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Chest Location 3 Faerie Walnut x1
Behind the house in the east side, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Vase Location 4 6 Lucre
Beside the southeast wall, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 9 Item Seed x1
Beside the southeast well, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 8 Candy x1
Behind the item stall, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 10 8 Lucre
Beside the tavern, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 11 4 Lucre
Beside the tavern, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Chest Location 4 Chocolate x1
Beside the tavern, Valsena Town
Trials of Mana - Prologue Chapter: Duran - Orb Location 12 6 Lucre
Inside the library, Valsena Town

Tips and Strategies

Here is a list of the tips and strategies for this chapter:

Evade Machine Golem’s Rocket Punch

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Machine Golem

Machine Golem’s Rocket Punch ability is similar to the previous mini-boss you’ve faced in Stonesplit Gap II. Just evade the target area and attack the enemy from another angle.

Avoid Black Mage’s Ice Smash Ability

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Black Mage

Similar to Machine Golems, you also need to evade the Black Mages’ target areas and zones to avoid getting hit.

Use Power Attacks to Break the Chess Knight’s Barrier

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chess Knight

Similar to goblins and hobgoblins, Chess Knights are tanky enemies due to their barriers. Use power attacks to break these barriers. Alternatively, you can also use Class Strikes to finish them off quickly.

Locate Lil’ Cactus #6

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Lil' Cactus Location 6

Before leaving the Valsena, locate the fifth Lil’ Cactus in the town. Head to the area northeast placed with fences and find the running plant.

All Lil’ Cactus Locations

Acquire Chain Abilities

Trials of Mana - Chapter 1: Kingdom of Valsena - Chain Ability Life Wisdom

In addition, make sure all chain abilities accessible to your party are unlocked and acquired. These abilities include:

Chain Ability Chain Ability Description Holder Additional Notes
Pride Add 5% of CS gauge after winning a battle. Hero King Exclusive to Duran
Personal Style Attack increases when using class strike. Bruiser Exclusive to Duran
Banish Status effect time shortened by 50%. Fortune Teller Non-Exclusive
Life Wisdom Healing item’s effectiveness increased by 10% in battle. Aunt Stella Non-Exclusive

List of Chain Abilities

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Other Walkthroughs

▼Prologue Chapter Walkthroughs
Duran - Kingdom of Valsena Angela - Kingdom of Altena Kevin - Kingdom of Ferolia
Charlotte - Holy City of Wendel Hawkeye - Nevarl Fortress Riesz - Citadel of Laurent
▼Chapter 1 Walkthroughs
Jadd Stronghold Rabite Forest Lakeside Town Astoria
Rabite Forest Revisited Lakeside Town Astoria Revisited Cascade Cavern
Holy City of Wendel Cascade Cavern Revisited Jadd Stronghold Revisited
Free City of Maia Golden Road Stonesplit Gap
Free City of Maia Revisited Dwarf Village Dwarf Tunnel
Molebear Moors Kingdom of Valsena Merchant Town Beiser
▼Chapter 2 Walkthroughs
Palo Port Heavensway Laurent Secret Base
Finding Koropokkur Village Koropokkur Woods Gusthall
Citadel of Laurent Ghost Ship Beuca Island
Tomato Town Seaside Cavern -

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