The Complete Guide to Phantasy Star III

Walkthrough: Nial


Start of Nial's quest

King Rhys! Queen Lena, monsters have invaded Satera! Your father has died in battle. Please help us! Rhys orders Nial to take Wren and Mieu to investigate the situation. Leave Landen and take the recently built bridge to Satera.


Nial in Satera

The town of Satera is in ruins. Only a sole solider remains, he tells Nial "run before Lune's army finds you! Even now they're pouring out of a southern cave." Leave Satera and go southwest to find this cave.

Southern Cave

Cave with passage to Elysium

No gem is needed to enter this cave. Follow the passage until it exits to the world of Elysium.


Nial in Elysium

Once exiting the cave walk south to the town of North Divisia.

North Divisia


North Divisia is a very small town and does not have much useful information. Walk south through the town to enter Divisia castle.

Divisia Castle

Divisia Castle

Talking to the guards in the castle reveals that Lune is responsible for the wave of monster attacks. His sister, Alair, is being held in the dungeon of this castle. Take the staircase near the throne room to enter the dungeon.

Divisia Dungeon

Divisia dungeon

The only path through the dungeon leads to the cell where Alair is held. When Nial talks to her he learns that she is not responsible for the wave of monster attacks and actually wants to stop them; saying "My brother Lune needs to be stopped--he's crazy! I guess 1,000 years of exile has warped him. All he wants is to kill Orakians and cyborgs! I'm going back to try to convince him to stop." After Alair leaves continue through the dungeon to South Divisia.

South Divisia

South Divisia

In South Divisia one of townspeople tells Nial that a group of rebels are training in a cave to the west. These rebels also have some parts for Wren. Leave the town and head south and west to find this cave.

Rebel Cave

Rebel cave

In the center of the cave is the rebel leader Ryan. He believes that Nial must have been sent by Lune to destroy the camp. However, Lune appears and threatens to destroy all of them. Ryan realizes that Nial is not a servant of Lune and joins his party. After Ryan joins the party open all the treasure chests to get the Sub Parts for Wren. Talk to the guards and one of them will tell Nial that Lune is searching for Laya's Treasure in the world of Aridia. Leave the cave and head for Aridia.

Travel to Aridia

Travel to Aridia

There's no quick route from the cave to Aridia, actually it's a very long trip. Leave the cave and travel back to South Divisia town, enter the castle and travel through the dungeon back to North Divisia. Leave North Divisia and travel north back to the cave leading to Landen. Once exiting this cave travel around the lake to the southeastern cave, it's just south of Ilan. The Twin's Ruby opens the seal on this cave. Take this passage to Aridia. Once arriving in Aridia go south to Hazatak.


Finding the whirlpool

The cyborgs of Hazatak tell Nial "Journey southeast to see an amazing whirlpool." This whirlpool is not visible on the map but can be found by walking along the river southeast of Hazatak.


Meeting Laya

The whirlpool leads to a small hidden world. The only thing in this world is one of Laya's Palaces. Enter it and there is a group of old men who reveal "We have protected Laya for over 1,000 years. Cryogenic sleep has kept her alive since the war. This princess is Laya's younger sister. Strangely enough, she is also named Laya! Laya entrusted the future to her sister." Walk to the top of the palace to awaken Laya. She tells Nial "I was very young when Laya fought Orakio. She left with a knight who wore a black sword. I must know the truth." Talk to the old men again and they suggest "Mystoke, on Frigidia, holds a key to truth. Return to the desert and go southwest with Laya. The portal to Mystoke awaits you there." Leave this hidden world and proceed to the southwestern cave.

Southwestern Cave

Southwestern cave in Aridia

Laya's Mystery Star opens this cave. Follow it to the world of Frigidia.



The town of Mystoke is a hefty walk from the cave and there are many tough battles along the way. The town of Mystoke is located towards the center of the world, use the monitor to guide the party there.



The townspeople have waited centuries for Laya's kin to reach Mystoke. One of the villagers suggests "Use the Laya Pendant to hear Laya's final words. Then journey to Aerone, south of Divisia." Enter the castle to search for Laya's Pendant, after going through a series of small rooms it can be found in the throne room. Using Laya's Pendant unlocks a message from Laya: "Sister, it is time for you to know the truth. Though Orakio and I have fought for many years, we finally realize that we have been deceived. An evil force from times beyond legend is using us to satisfy its desire for pain and suffering. We are joining forces to fight this ancient evil. In case we never return, I leave you the pendant; you will hear this when you are ready. Goodbye!" After all this it's time to leave Mystoke.

Travel to Elysium

Travel to Elysium

Laya's Pendant allows the party to travel via the many palaces found throughout the worlds. To reach Aerone, found in Elysium, leave Mystoke and travel northwest. The palace found in the northwest corner leads to Elysium. After traveling through this palace go north to reach Aerone.



In Aerone several townspeople tell Nial to head east to reach the moon Dahlia. Walk east along the bottom path to enter a small dungeon that contains a ship leading to Dahlia. There is no obvious entrance to this dungeon, just walk along the path in town. Enter the ship to travel to Dahlia.



Once arriving on Dahlia, head for the dungeon. Lune, the source of the monster attacks, is waiting there. He attacks the party when they reach him.

Lune is guarded by 3 mufires and 3 cliques, only Wren and Laya can attack Lune until they are defeated. Eliminate the cliques first because they can use the Foi technique which causes substantial damage. Lune attacks with the Tsu technique, usually doing 15-25 hit points of damage to each character. Have Laya use Gires every couple of rounds to counter these Tsu attacks. Lune has 1925 hit points and takes 5-8 rounds to defeat.

End of Nial's Quest

Nial, thank you for rescuing my sister. I have been told that you have a tough choice. Both Alair and Laya wish to marry you!

Marry Laya and continue to Adan's Quest

Marry Alair and continue to Aron's Quest