Paramina Rift ~ Stilshrine of Miriam - Walkthrough | Final Fantasy XII

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This is the story walkthrough page for the locations Paramina Rift, Mt. Bur-Omisace, and the Stilshrine of Miriam in the game Final Fantasy XII (FF12, FFXII, FFXII Zodiac Age). Read on for more information about objectives, items, and bosses within this section.

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Paramina Rift Story Walkthrough

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1 Enter Paramina Rift. Save your game at the provided savepoint, and move on.
2 Take the northern path to move to the next area. Before moving on, a cutscene will occur.
3 Continue moving north all the way to the exit that leads to Mt. Bur-Omisace.

Mt. Bur-Omisace I Story Walkthrough

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4 If you haven't already, you can stock up on potions and other items at the vendors near the entrance. There is also a save crystal available as well as a moogle Cartographer.
5 Walk to the north towards the temple. Move through the Gate of the Holy Circle, where a cutscene happens.
6 Larsa will be leaving at the cutscene, so if you wanted to finish any hunts or level up some more, you should do so before walking towards the Gate.

6 | Have Larsa Help

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Do you have a few more side-quests and other tasks left to do with a full party of four? Finish them before heading toward Bur-Omisace, or risk having Larsa leave before you can complete any remaining quests left to do.

Stilshrine of Miriam Story Walkthrough

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7 After the cutscene, head south for the Stilshrine of Miriam. Keep to a southern route towards the area.
8 As always, make it a point to save whenever there is a savepoint available. The temple courtyard has one, as well as some treasure chests.
9 Equip the Dawn Shard to activate the teleportation device at the entrance.
10 Fight through enemies to get to the room of the Pedestal of Dawn. Equip the Dawn Shard to move through.
11 Find your way to the room of the Sword of Justice and activate the Way Point.
12 There is a door here with an inscription which was locked earlier. It will now be unlocked and you can proceed through it.
13 There are two rooms with a Stone Brave statue; this is the first one. Turn it counterclockwise to face the larger statue of Raithwall.
14 Follow the next path to the next Stone Brave. Do the same; this time, turn the statue 180 degrees to make it face the larger statue.
15 Return to where the statue is and prepare for a boss fight, Vinuskar. Again, use the available savepoint before engaging and defeating the boss.
16 Grab whatever available loot are there in the next area. The last Stone Brave statue will also be in one of these rooms; turn this one to the west, toward the Raithwall statue.
17 The colossal statue will move its sword out of the way, which will open a new pathway. Again, save at the savepoint before proceeding, as you will face another boss.
18 When you defeat the ice elemental, Mateus, it will also become another available Esper to summon. Enter the next room for the Sword of Kings.
19 Make your way out of the ruins. A cutscene will show smoke rising up from the Bur-Omisace temple.

9 | The Dawn Shard

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Equip the Dawn Shard to continue through the Stilshrine. The Dawn Shard will be needed to unlock one of the Stilshrine's locked doors and the entrance to the wider temple.

15 | The Two Bosses

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Be warned that in the Stilshrine of Miriam, there are two bosses. One of them, Vinuskar, is closer to a mini-boss, while the other, the Esper Mateus, is a hard boss to defeat without the proper training. For a complete list of boss strategies, visit our FF12 Boss Battles section.

Mt. Bur-Omisace II - Ruin Story Walkthrough

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20 Return to Mt. Bur-Omisace. It will be easier to return since there is a billow of smoke marking the area.
21 Be sure to save at the savepoint crystal near the entrance. This time, you'll be facing another boss, Judge Bergan.
22 Watch the cutscene that happens before you challenge Bergan, then fight and defeat him.
23 Once you defeat Bergan, watch the cutscene that follows. You'll be visiting Nalbina once again.

21 | The Importance of Savepoints

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The past stage and this level had some pretty strong bosses. This highlights the importance of saving and saving frequently. When you see a save crystal, don't be shy to use it!

22 | The Judge Bergan

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The Judge Bergan is your final adversary for this part of the story. Bergan will have some Judges with him, but he will go down easy with focused fire. Learn how to defeat Judge Bergan and his patterns in our FF12 Boss Battles section.

Final Fantasy XII Related Links

Main Story

Opening ~
Dalmasca Estersand
Lowtown ~
Garamsythe Waterways
Nalbina ~
Return Rabanastre
Bhujerba ~
Dreadnought Leviathan
Ogir-Yensa Sandsea ~
Vossler Battle
Ozmone Plain ~
Henne Mines
Paramina Rift ~
Stilshrine of Miriam
Mosphoran Highwaste ~
Sochen Cave Palace
Old Archades ~
Draklor Lab
Balfonheim Port ~
Feywood
Giruvegan Ridorana Cataract ~
Pharos 2nd
Pharos 3rd ~
Sky Fortress Bahamut

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