Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Title Screen

Like any entry in Gust’s long-running Atelier franchise, Atelier Lulua has a hefty amount of optional challenges for the player. The majority of these come in the form of tasks in your Alchemyriddle book. While your main focus with the Alchemyriddle is going to be its story-related assignments, each chapter comes with a separate set of challenges that, when completed, unlock new skills, item recipes and gathering locations.

If you’re struggling with a particular task, look no further: our Alchemyriddle guide has everything you need to know to beat all of the book’s assignments. The story-related tasks are much more straightforward, so we’re focusing on the optional objectives here.

Optional tasks are broken down into two groups per chapter: Basic and Advanced. Completing all of the former is required to unlock the latter, and completing every task (including the story-related ones) in a particular chapter nets you a bonus reward. Every assignment in the game becomes available very early into the story, but you won’t have the means to complete many of the more challenging ones until later.

That’s the gist of the system. Let’s look at the objectives.

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Chapter of Encounters

There are no optional missions in this chapter.

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Chapter of Impetus

Basic pages:

1. Regarding Bombs (Basic)

Tasks:

  • Fight in several battles
  • Acquire Phlogiston

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Bomb)

2. Stimulation and Fond Memories

Tasks:

  • Acquire Nostalgic Spice
  • Speak to Curry Boy in the Armster Orphanage

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Nostalgic Curry)

3. When You’re Feeling Down

Tasks:

  • Acquire Clear Grass
  • Use Lulua’s Little Vice skill in battle

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Migraine Syrup)

4. Regarding Bombs (Supplementary)

Tasks:

  • Craft a Bomb
  • Visit Hart Outpost

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Mining Bomb)

5. The Road to Master Gathering (1)

Tasks:

  • Visit Settler’s Road
  • Gather items from a tree

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Bug Catcher Net)
  • Recipe (Fairy Sack)

6. Forest of Guiding Light

Tasks:

  • Defeat Wolves
  • Examine the broken bridge in Empty Neighbourhood

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area (Guiding Light Forest)

Advanced pages:

7. Regarding Bombs (Advanced)

Tasks:

  • Gather Snow Stone
  • Gather Quake Crystal

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Ice Bomb)
  • Recipe (Lightning Bomb)

8. Barrel!

Tasks:

  • Gather Eiche
  • Examine the barrels in the Wagon Atelier

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Barrel)

9. A Perfect Sphere

  • Gather Globe Sphere
  • Defeat Aphostol

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Globe Sphere)

10. National Mine

Tasks:

  • Visit Arls
  • Speak to a woman Arls Town Hall

Chapter completion reward:

  • Recipe: Nectar

Chapter of Succession

Basic pages:

1. Shell Melody

Tasks:

  • Visit Golden Plains
  • Acquire Swirly Shell

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Conch Horn)

2. Lord of the Locks: Part 1

Tasks:

  • Examine a locked treasure chest
  • Speak to the locksmith in Arland Town Square

Rewards:

  • Recipe (Artisan’s Key)

3. For Greater Strength (1)

Tasks:

  • Win 20 battles
  • Increase your alchemy level to Novice Alchemist rank

Rewards:

  • Ability: Fireproof Clothes

Advanced pages:

4. Mushroom Magic

Tasks:

  • Acquire Dizzy Cap Spores
  • Gather mushrooms several times

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Alchemy Yeast

5. Basic Mining Methodology

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a Mining Bomb
  • Visit Arls National Mine

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Pickaxe

6. The Blocked Tunnel

Tasks:

  • Defeat Takers
  • Synthesise a Pickaxe

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Old Blocked Mining Tunnel

7. Introduction to Accessory Creation

Tasks:

  • Defeat Rock Punis
  • Acquire Mountain Pearls

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Gnardi Ring

Chapter completion reward:

  • Quality Limit Release 1

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Chapter of Destiny

Basic pages:

1. So You Want to Gather More?

Tasks:

  • Gather items until your basket is full
  • Synthesise Hay

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Handmade Basket

2. Next Step Alchemy

Tasks:

  • Increase your alchemy level to Ordinary Alchemist rank
  • Increase your alchemy level to Intermediate Alchemist rank

Rewards:

  • Other: Boost Item

3. Enhancing Synthesis (Basic)

Tasks:

  • Use a Boost Item during synthesis
  • Defeat a Gold Puni in Golden Plains

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Alchemy Activator

4. Angel’s Providence

Tasks:

  • Defeat Ice Pixies
  • Acquire Blessed Stones

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Angel Charm

5. A New Way to Use Items

Tasks:

  • Use items 30 times in battle
  • Use items 50 times in battle

Rewards:

  • Ability: Interrupt Skill Acquisition

Advanced pages:

6. An Acquired Taste

Tasks:

  • Use Regular Curry in battle
  • Speak to Curry Boy in Armster Orphanage

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Bomb Curry

7. Professional Fishing Rod

Tasks:

  • Fish a certain amount of times
  • Acquire Bomb Fish while fishing

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Professional Fishing Rod

8. For Greater Strength (2)

Tasks:

  • Continue winning battles to become an Average Alchemist
  • Use Lulua’s Tribal Lume skill in battle

Rewards:

  • Ability: Stamina Surge

9. Wild Wasteland and the Fairy’s Feast

Tasks:

  • Speak to the man by the blockade at the Old Kingdom Checkpoint
  • Defeat Vultures

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Stone Coliseum

Chapter completion reward:

  • Recipe: Warp Gate

Chapter of Advice

Basic pages:

1. Labyrinthine Forest

Tasks:

  • Visit Modis Ruins
  • Defeat Shadow Bats

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Foggy Forest

2. For More Efficient Gathering

Tasks:

  • Acquire Water Tree Fruit
  • Continuing gathering until you reach the rank of Master Gatherer

3. 100% Pure Poison

Tasks:

  • Gather Boa Venom Gland
  • Gather Poison Dragonfly

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Pure Poison

4. Quiet Smile of the Enchanted Sword

Tasks:

  • Purchase the Secrets of Master Blacksmith recipe book
  • Synthesise Ster Metal

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Magic Sword

5. Enshrouded in Light (Green/Red)

Tasks:

  • Purchase the Adventurer’s Accessories recipe book in Arklys
  • Defeat a Gold Puni in Golden Plains

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Green Glow Symbol
  • Recipe: Red Ray Symbol

6. Symbol of Justice, Fluttering in the Wind

Tasks:

  • Defeat Jagd Wolves
  • Defeat Ladyshrooms

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Battle Scarf

Advanced pages:

7. Shelf Full of Medicines

Tasks:

  • Purchase the Alchemy of Materials recipe book from the Sunrise Cafe in Arland
  • Synthesise Tinc

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Secret Remedy
  • Recipe: Healing Bell

8. Poison among Poisons

Tasks:

  • Synthesise Pure Poison
  • Gather Night Lady

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Dark Water

9. Enhancing Synthesis (Fire/Ice)

Tasks:

  • Use Boost Item during synthesise
  • Synthesise an Alchemy Activator

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Sulfite
  • Recipe: Super Cooling Agent

10. Enhancing Synthesis (Lightning/Earth)

Tasks:

  • Synthesise Sulfite
  • Synthesise Super Cooling Agent

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Hyper Particle
  • Recipe: Sticky Resin

11. Remote Mineral-Rich Cave

Tasks:

  • Gather Sun Crystals
  • Examine the documents on the table in Old Blocked Mining Tunnel

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Rolling Winds Cavern

Chapter completion reward:

  • Ability: Speed Slow

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Chapter of Reunion

Basic pages:

1. The Mysterious Moving Rope

Tasks:

  • Synthesise Hay
  • Defeat Shadow Arches

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Living Rope

2. Shoes Treasured by Travelers

Tasks:

  • Synthesise Living Rope
  • Synthesise Tanned Leather

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Traveler Shoes

3. Waterwheel Lake Forest

Tasks:

  • Visit the Ancient Monastery
  • Defeat Yellowseins (Ancient Monastery)

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Quelei Forest

4. Object Imbued with Divine Power

  • Visit the Ancient Monastery
  • Defeat Ghosts (Ancient Monastery)

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Mystical Ankh

5. Wild Meat Dish

Tasks:

  • Defeat Frozen Chiropteras
  • Gather Fresh Meat

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Special Meat

6. Spirit’s Breath

Tasks:

  • Gather Undying Wind
  • Gather Elemental Fragments

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Sylph Breath

Advanced pages:

7. Black and White Supplements

Tasks:

  • Synthesise Distilled Water
  • Synthesise a Red Supplement of high quality

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Superb Supplement White
  • Recipe: Superb Supplement Black

8. Powered-Up Spike Bomb

Tasks:

  • Use Crafts in battle several times
  • Synthesise a Craft of high quality

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Omega Craft

9. Enshrouded in Light (Blue/Ice)

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a Green Glow Symbol
  • Synthesise a Red Ray Symbol

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Blue Beam Symbol
  • Recipe: Glacier Symbol

10. For Greater Strength (3)

Tasks:

  • Win battles to achieve the rank of Skilful Alchemist
  • Defeat Pulse Wind

Rewards:

  • Ability: Protective Intuition

11. Secrets of Battle

Tasks:

  • Use items in battle to become a Master Item User
  • Defeat a Lesser Draco

Rewards:

  • Ability: Interrupt Skill Boost 1

Chapter completion reward:

  • Quality Limit Release 2

Chapter of Bonds

Basic pages:

Tasks:

  • Gather Serenity Flowers
  • Use Migraine Syrup often in battle

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Mind Water

2. Lance of Light, Bane of Evil

Tasks:

  • Defeat Black Demons
  • Defeat Shiningshrooms

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Luminous Lance

3. Forbidding Wall of Heat

  • Defeat Yellowseins
  • Defeat Garudas

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Scorched Wasteland

4. True Sign of Friendship

  • Purchase the Gem Mysteries recipe book in Arklys
  • Synthesise a Komet

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Locket of Friendship

Advanced pages:

5. Quiet Forest Far from Home

  • Gather Gold Scarabs
  • Defeat Shiningshrooms

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Neumont Forest

6. Enshrouded in Light (Black/White)

  • Gather Black Runestones
  • Gather Glow Grass

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Black Mist Symbol
  • Recipe: White Haze Symbol

7. Mining Explosives Redux

Tasks:

  • Use Mining Bombs to become an Explosives Master
  • Synthesise a Mining Bomb of high quality

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Super Mining Bomb

8. The Ultimate Ice and Electric Bombs

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a Lightning Bomb of high quality
  • Synthesise an Ice Bomb of high quality

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Rocket Ice Bomb
  • Recipe: Grand Lightning Bomb

9. A Master Gatherer Appears

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a Bug Catcher Net of high quality
  • Synthesise a Fairy Sack of high quality

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Light Bug Catcher Net
  • Recipe: Breezy Sack

10. The Secret to Good Fortune

  • Acquire a Dragon Piece (Draconius/Ancient Draco, or buy one from the Arland fair in December)
  • Defeat Mellowshrooms

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Fate Talisman
  • Recipe: Harvest Gloves

Chapter completion reward:

  • Recipe: Witch Salve

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Chapter of Answers

Basic pages:

1. A Fairy’s Tears

Tasks:

  • Defeat Echo Elementals
  • Gather World Spirit (Mt. Velus)

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Spirit Tears

2. Combining Timber and Bamboo

Tasks:

  • Gather Eiche of a high quality
  • Gather Green Bamboo of a high quality

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Styrom Board

3. The Allure of a Healing Aroma

Tasks:

  • Use Healing Bells several times in battle
  • Use Secret Remedy several times in battle

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Healing Incense

4. Demon’s Nest Where Evil Writhes

Tasks:

  • Win battles to achieve the rank of Powerful Alchemist
  • Defeat Draconia (Ster Highlands)

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Runestone Nest

5. Forgotten Hilltop Ruins

Tasks:

  • Gather Missing Jewel (Mt. Velus)
  • Gather Spike Tuna

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Stein Hill

Advanced pages:

6. Powerful Bomb of Light and Flames

Tasks:

  • Use Bombs regularly in battle
  • Synthesise Tar Liquid

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Tera Bomb

7. Necklace of Wisdom

Tasks:

  • Synthesise Philosopher’s Stone
  • Gather Sage Herb

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Philosopher’s Necklace

8. Perfect for Fishing and Mining

Tasks:

  • Defeat Huge Isle Fish
  • Use the Pickaxe several times to become an Experienced Pick-Wielder

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Super Helix Rod
  • Recipe: Shaky Pickaxe

9. Alchemic Clones

Tasks:

  • Defeat Punipuni?
  • Gather Rainbow Fragment (Runestone Nest)

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Dream Vision

10. Lord of the Locks: Final Chapter

Tasks:

  • Unlock five treasure chests
  • Speak to the Master Locksmith in Arland Town Square

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Researcher’s Key

Chapter completion reward:

  • Recipe: Rainbow Supplement

Chapter of Truth

Basic pages:

1. First Class Metal and Cloth

Tasks:

  • Gather Divine Iron Piece (Fire’s Domain)
  • Gather Glittery Water

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Olgenrium
  • Recipe: Himmel Linen

2. Moving Bag

Tasks:

  • Gather items regularly to become a Master Gatherer
  • Synthesise a Living Rope of a high quality

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Secret Bag

3. Ultimate Panacea

Tasks:

  • Gather Sage Herb
  • Synthesise a high-quality Nectar

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Elixir

4. Forbidden Woodland

Tasks:

  • Defeat Ginger Bears (Fire’s Domain)
  • Examine the documents on the table in Rolling Winds Cavern

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Large Conifer Forest

5. Silent Forest of the Sacred Tree

Tasks:

  • Examine the monument in Stein Hill
  • Defeat a Punipuni?

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Slumbering Holy Tree Forest

6. Self-Devouring Gourd

Tasks:

  • Gather a Demon’s Soul
  • Gather Dark Dew

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Absorb Gourd

Advanced tasks:

7. Using the Strength of the Sun

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a high-quality Globe
  • Gather a Magma Stone

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Sun Flare

8. Alchemical Candy Making

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a high-quality Honey
  • Synthesise Mysterious Spice

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Alchemy Candy

9. Enshrouded in Light (Sound)

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a Black Mist Symbol
  • Synthesise a White Haze Symbol

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Music Note Symbol

10. For Greater Strength (4)

  • Increase your level to become a Powerful Alchemist
  • Defeat a Violet Fang (Runestone Nest)

Rewards:

  • Ability: Special Guts

Chapter completion reward:

Quality Limit Release 3

Chapter of Decisions

Basic pages:

1. Bottling the Strength of the Spirits

Tasks:

  • Gather a high-quality Elemental Fragment
  • Defeat a Blood Elemental

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Jar of Four Spirits

2. Karma in Chains, Chained to Karma

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a Rota Fortunae
  • Synthese a high-quality Polish Powder

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Chain of Karma

3. Mighty Magic Sword of Ice

Tasks:

  • Use Magic Swords several times in battle
  • Synthesise a high-quality Ice Bomb

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Sharp Ice Sword

4. Puni Hill

Tasks:

  • Defeat an Ultra Puni
  • Defeat a Piercing Unicorn

Rewards:

  • Gathering Area: Rolling Hill

Advanced tasks:

5. Cannon Design for Magical Use

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a Demon Canon with Magic DMG L
  • Synthesise a Jar of Four Spirits

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Elemental Cannon

6. Dragon Power Imbued Medicine

Tasks:

  • Gather a Mandrake Elixir
  • Synthesise a high-quality Medicine Base

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Drachen Elixir

7. Secrets of Alchemy (2)

Tasks:

  • Defeat a Marshall Puni (Rolling Hill)
  • Use items many times in battle to become an Item Virtuoso

Rewards:

  • Ability: Interrupt Skill Boost 2

Chapter completion reward:

  • Ability: Defensive Stance

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Final Chapter: Chapter of Blank Pages

Basic pages:

1. Bomb of Ultimate Destruction

Tasks:

  • Use Tera Bombs many times in battle to become a Bomb Magister
  • Synthesise a Tera Bomb with the World-Consuming Flame effect

Rewards:

  • Recipe: N/A Bomb

2. Magical Curative Agent

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a high-quality Magicial Paint
  • Defeat an Immortal Demon (Night’s Domain)

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Ether Ink

3. Strength of Stars, Gift from Heavens

Tasks:

  • Gather a Star Piece (Rolling Hill)
  • Synthesise a high-quality Crystal Ball

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Meteor

Advanced pages:

4. Pinnacle of All Poisons

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a high-quality Meteor
    Synthesise a high-quality Pure Poison

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Himmelstein

5. Enshrouded in Light (Purple)

Tasks:

  • Gather a high-quality Quake Crystal
  • Synthesise a high-quality Komet

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Flash Symbol

6. Enshrouded in Light (Rainbow)

Tasks:

  • Synthesise a high-quality Jar of Four Spirits
  • Synthesise a Flash Symbol

Rewards:

  • Recipe: Falling Star Symbol

Chapter completion reward:

Recipe: God Speed Boots

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And that’s the lot! Hopefully, this guide has helped you in your alchemy adventure. If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know in the comments.

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