Chapter 7: Makna Forest and Frontier Village Walkthrough | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This is a walkthrough for the Makna Forest and Frontier Village section of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch. For a map of Makna Forest and Frontier Village Landmarks and Locations, as well as boss strategy and other tips and tricks, read on!

Chapter 7: Makna Forest and Frontier Village Walkthrough

Makna Forest

Objectives
1 Follow the path until you reach the Nopon village.
2 After getting a quest midway, follow the dotted line until you reach the Water Ether Deposit .
Beware of visual type monsters on the way.
3 Defeat the Telethias.
Use your newly learnt Monado Art to be able to hit them.
4 Resume your journey to the Nopon Village.

Frontier Village

Objectives
1 Head to the 7th floor and look for Melia.
2 Return to the ground floor of the village.
3 Head to the Weapon and Armor Shop.
4 Head out of the village and return to Makna Forest.

Returning to Makna Forest

Objectives
1 Follow the dotted line until you reach the Ether Crystals.
Be careful when engaging enemies in this area as there are several high leveled enemies in the vicinity.
2 Defeat the TelethiaTelethia
3 Head to the top of the Frontier Village and talk to the Nopon.

Side Quests

The following side quests are available from this chapter:

Colony 9 Side Quests

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Quest Location Giver Rewards
The Old Soldier's Test Fortress Entrance Jan +100 Reputation
5800 G
5000 EXP
Dawn Staff
A Young Captain's Challenge Fortress Entrance Emmy Leater +200 Reputation
3300 G
600 EXP
Purity Striker, Swep Gauntlets
A Big Brother's Fight Tranquil Square Zukazu +200 Reputation
2500 G
3000 EXP
Jungle Top
A Little Brother's Fight Tranquil Square Jiroque +200 Reputation
7500 G
1500 EXP
Jungle Bottoms
A Place to Come Home to Tranquil Square Jiroque +150 Reputation
4500 G
2500 EXP
Lion Cutlass
Thawing Relations Tranquil Square Zukazu +150 Reputation
4500 G
2500 EXP
Meditor Gnasher
Betty's Gift Tranquil Square Betti +150 Reputation
12000 G
4800 EXP
Chill Plus V
Désirée's Apology Ether Light Désirée +150 Reputation
12000 G
4800 EXP
Blaze Plus V

Quests in Red Text indicate Timed Quests. As these quests will expire after progressing to a certain part of the game, be sure to complete them while they are still available!

Colony 6 Side Quests

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Quest Location Giver Rewards
A Gutsy Trader Reconstruction HQ Werner +100 Reputation
4000 G
620 EXP
Nopol Boots
Defend Colony 6 - Mechon Reconstruction HQ Colony 6 Residents +100 Reputation
3000 G
1500 EXP

Quests in Red Text indicate Timed Quests. As these quests will expire after progressing to a certain part of the game, be sure to complete them while they are still available!

Makna Forest

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Quest Location Giver Rewards
Monster Quest 1 Agni Tablet Nopon Merchant +50 Reputation
15000 G
15000 EXP
Monster Quest 2 Agni Tablet Nopon Merchant +50 Reputation
9600 G
9600 EXP
Monster Quest 3 Agni Tablet Nopon Merchant +50 Reputation
8500 G
8500 EXP
Monster Quest 4 Agni Tablet Nopon Merchant +50 Reputation
12000 G
12000 EXP
Challenge Agni Tablet Nopon Merchant +50 Reputation
25000 G
25000 EXP

Quests in Red Text indicate Timed Quests. As these quests will expire after progressing to a certain part of the game, be sure to complete them while they are still available!

Frontier Village

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Quest Location Giver Rewards
Leku's Food Crisis Archaeology Level Leku +50 Reputation
3200 G
800 EXP
Chill Defence IV
Hunt for a Patron Archaeology Level Leku +100 Reputation
3800 G
950 EXP
Blaze Defence IV
Heropon's Spirit Archaeology Level Kilaki +150 Reputation
4300 G
1100 EXP
Poison Defence IV, Kilaki's Note
Beat Kilaki to it! Archaeology Level Leku +200 Reputation
5500 G
1500 EXP
Panther Gloves
Lousy Lizards Archaeology Level Modado +100 Reputation
7500 G
2000 EXP
Jungle Top, Jungle Bottoms
Popularity Premonition Archaeology Level Leku +200 Reputation
11000 G
2800 EXP
Shell Boots
Making a Mixer Pollen Works Rono +100 Reputation
3800 G
1200 EXP
Good Footing IV
Materials for a Mixer Pollen Works Rono -
Decoration Makeover Chief's Residence Pepa +100 Reputation
5200 G
1050 EXP
Jungle Cap
Hunt for Bug-Loving Friend Nopon Tower Kokora +150 Reputation
3600 G
950 EXP
Sky Cap
A Worried Bug-Lover Nopon Tower Deki +100 Reputation
4200 G
1000 EXP
Night Vision IV
Mushy Mushrooms Sacred Altar Kofuko +100 Reputation
1000 G
1150 EXP
Jungle Gloves, Bleed Attack II
Sweet Seduction Sacred Altar Migaga +150 Reputation
3600 G
1000 EXP
Sky Gloves, Aerial Cloak II OR Aquatic Cloak II
Ingredients for a Brew Sacred Altar Kofuko 3400 G
850 EXP
Sky Shoes, Terrain Defence II OR Auto-Heal Up III
Strange Noises from Below Sacred Altar Pipiki +50 Reputation
5800 G
2000 EXP
Panther Top
Musical Genius Sacred Altar Tati +150 Reputation
10000 G
6500 EXP
Climb Armour, Climb Leggings, Quick Step III
Things that Hum Sacred Altar Tati -
Things that Rumble Sacred Altar Tati -
Disinsectization Sacred Altar Rasha +50 Reputation
3200 G
900 EXP
Mist Gel, Mist Cream, Mist Sandals
Dadapon In Trouble Archaeology Centre Pachipa +100 Reputation
3900 G
1000 EXP
Poison Plus III
It Definitely Exist! Archaeology Centre Pachipa +100 Reputation
6400 G
2000 EXP
Jack Guarder
Kind Lupa's Grampypon Riki's House Lupa +100 Reputation
3300 G
1200 EXP
Panther Shoes
Secret Elixir Ingredients Riki's House Lupa -
Fixing Time Mushrooms Sacred Altar Migaga +50 Reputation
4000 G
1150 EXP
Agility Down III
Pollen Orb Ingredients Pollen Orb Storehouse Dobadoba +50 Reputation
5000 G
1500 EXP
Panther Bottoms, First Attack Plus III
Secret Ingredient Hunt Sacred Altar Bana +50 Reputation
5500 G
1800 EXP
Aura Heal II
Secret Innovation Sacred Altar Rasha +50 Reputation
6000 G
2100 EXP
Buff Time Plus II
The Master's Successor Pollen Orb Storehouse Dobadoba +100 Reputation
7500 G
2400 EXP
Debuff Resist II
Monster Quest 1 - Part 1 Nopon Tower Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
12500 G
Monster Quest 1 - Part 2 Nopon Tower Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
11000 G
Monster Quest 1 - Part 3 Nopon Tower Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
7500 G
Monster Quest 2 - Part 1 Sacred Altar Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
10000 G
Monster Quest 2 - Part 2 Sacred Altar Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
13000 G
Monster Quest 2 - Part 3 Sacred Altar Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
9000 G
Challenge 1 Reservoir Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
23000 G
Challenge 2 Kyn Shopping Street Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
26000 G
Challenge 3 Archaeology Centre Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
29000 G
Material Quest 1 Nopon Tower Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
8000 G
Material Quest 2 Sacred Altar Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
12000 G
Material Quest 4 Prophecy Hut Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
16500 G
Collection Quest 1 Sacred Altar Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
5000 G
Collection Quest 2 Nopon Tower Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
10500 G
Collection Quest 3 Chief's Residence Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
7500 G
Collection Quest 4 Contemplation Terrace Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
9000 G
Search Quest 1 Pollen Works Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
5000 G
3000 EXP
Search Quest 2 Riki's House Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
4000 G
1600 EXP
Search Quest 3 Sacred Altar Nopon Villager +50 Reputation
3800 G
1800 EXP

Quests in Red Text indicate Timed Quests. As these quests will expire after progressing to a certain part of the game, be sure to complete them while they are still available!

Maps and Collectopaedia

Makna Forest Maps

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Makna Forest Landmarks and Locations

Landmarks

A Makna Path
B Agni Tablet
C Waypoint Beacon
D Lakeside
E Nopon Arch
F Twisted Tree Gate
G Village Entrance
H Windmill Pavilion
I Glowmoss Trihenge
J Pod Landing Site
K Valak Pass
L Divine Sanctuary
M Seahorse Islet
N Sparkling Pool
O King Agni's Tomb

Note: Repaired Bridge Four is only accessible after repairing the bridge through the Quest Bridge Repair (available from Chapter 10: Valak Mountain).
Hode Lair is only accessible by taking on the Quest Beat Kilaki to it!

Locations

1 Bridge One
2 Bridge Two
3 Bridge Three
4 Repaired Bridge Four
5 Great Makna Falls
6 Sap Cave
7 Contaminated Area
8 Eks Watering Hole
9 Clear Waterfall
10 Yellow Flower Grove
11 Decayed Forest
12 Abyss Basin
13 Precipice Bridge
14 Hode Lair

Heart-to-Hearts

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Title Location Char. 1 Char. 2 Affinity
Fallen Brethren Bridge 1 Shulk Melia Green
Riki's Crazy Crystal Plan Eks Watering Hole Reyn Riki Purple
No Boys Allowed Sparkling Pool Sharla Melia Green

Makna Forest Collectopaedia

Veg Schorl Mushroom Kelp Mushroom Honey Rhubarb - -
Fruit Dark Mango Pure Cherry Bitter Kiwi Juicy Grape -
Flower Enigma Lotus Humming Nettle Princess Daffodil Black Iris -
Animal Ash Fox Soft Sea Cucumber Fossil Monkey Venomous Lizard -
Bug Scarlet Ladybird Shield Bug Hades Beetle Benign Cricket -
Strange Lemonade Sky Forest of Gossip Gravel Disk - -

Collection Rewards

Vegetables Sleep Resist III
Fruit Sky Gloves
Flowers Blaze Defence III
Animals Sky Shoes
Bugs Slow III
Strange Debuff Plus II
100% Completion Ironwall Gnasher

Frontier Village Maps

List of Maps
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Frontier Village Landmarks and Locations

Landmarks

A Entry Bridge
B Sacred Altar
C Nopon Tower
D Pollen Works
E Riki's House
F Chief's Residence
G Prophecy Hut
G Contemplation Terrace

Locations

1 Reservoir
2 Underground Store
3 Nopon Kitchen
4 Central Plaza
5 Kyn Shopping Street
6 Orb Storage Level
7 Pollen Orb Storehouse
8 Middle Housing level
9 Pollen Works Level
10 Archaeology Level
11 Top Housing Level
12 Mysterious Sanctuary
13 Apex Lake

Heart-to-Hearts

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Title Location Char. 1 Char. 2 Affinity
At the Pollen Works Pollen Works Shulk Riki Green
Reawakened Memories Prophecy Hut (Outside) Fiora Sharla Purple
A Day Like Any Other Nopon Tower Fiora Melia Purple
Life's Hard for a Heropon Riki's House Dunban Riki Pink
True Natures Contemplation Terrace Dunban Melia Green
A Mysterious Sanctuary Prophecy Hut Riki Melia Green

Frontier Village Collectopaedia

Fruit Spicy Nut Crimson Citrus - - -
Bug Rainbow Bug Empress Beetle - - -
Strange Rumble Box Black Panel - - -

Collection Rewards

Fruit Strength Up III
Bugs Weapon Power II
Strange Agility Up III
100% Completion Half-Bloom Striker

Tips and Strategies

Avoid Using Area Attacks

Jurassic Park Makna Forest is home to many dinosaur type enemies. These overgrown enemies have such extremely high levels that it is impossible for you to fight them at this point. The worst thing you could do is accidentally taking their aggro while exploring the dense forest.

Take Note of Enemy Types

There will be some time when you will need to explore the wilderness alone. Taking note of enemy types will let you know how to avoid enemy encounters. For some key pointers, check the following notes:

  • Visual Type Enemies - Marked by an eye icon, these enemies will attack you when you land on their field of vision.
  • Sound Type Enemies - These enemies rely on sound to detect enemies, make sure to stay away from them when exploring.
  • Ether Type Enemies - These enemies will attack you when you use Ether Based arts near them (ether arts show a semi-transparent line on their icon).

Fighting Spike Type Enemies

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Spike Type Enemies are one of the greatest nuisances you will encounter in the game. To defeat these enemies, make sure to use the Monado's Purge Art to remove their spike buff. Enemies with Spike abilities shows a spiky violet icon in their name.

Boss Strategy Guide

Telethia

Telethia
The Telethia has access to an aura called Soul Read. It is similar to the lesser Telethia you fought at the beginning of this chapter. Conserve your talent art and make sure to use Purge immediately when the Telethia uses Soul Read. The telethia has 2 talent arts: Ether Cannon II and Channel I, which can be countered by Shield (if Shield is leveled appropriately).

Suggested Characters

Telethia

Shulk Icon Shulk Dunban Icon Dunban Sharla Icon Sharla

Aside from Shulk, the other character that is suggested for this fight is Sharla. The Telethia has access to high damaging moves like Channel I and Ether Cannon II so her Heal Bullets are really handy in this fight in restoring damage taken from these nastry attacks. Riki is a good substitute to Sharla if you can manage to keep Shield up all the time. Another good character to have is someone that can keep aggro away from Shulk and your chosen Healer, so Dunban or Reyn is good for this role.

2 Phase Battle

You will need to fight the Telethia twice during this period. The first half of the battle will be cut when the Telethia reaches 50% HP. During the 2nd battle, the Telethia will try to keep Soul Read, so keep a good balance between using Purge and Shield. Compared to other boss battles, the Telethia isn't too difficult, even if the level gap is big so don't be afraid, and just balance your art usage and this fight will be a cinch.

Story Walkthrough Related Links

Xenoblade Chronicles Story Walkthrough

Prologue The Battle of Sword Valley
Chapter 1 Colony 9 and Tephra Cave
Chapter 2 Colony 9 (Mechon Invasion)
Chapter 3 Tephra Cave (Revisited)
Chapter 4 Bionis' Leg
Chapter 5 Colony 6 and Ether Mine
Chapter 6 Satori Marsh and Bionis' Interior (1st Time)
Chapter 7 Makna Forest and Frontier Village
Chapter 8 Eryth Sea, Alcamoth, and High Entia Tomb
Chapter 9 Prison Island (1st Time)
Chapter 10 Valak Mountain
Chapter 11 Sword Valley and Galahad Fortress
Chapter 12 Fallen Arm
Chapter 13 Mechonis Field
Chapter 14 Central Factory and Agniratha
Chapter 15 Mechonis Core
Chapter 16 Central Factory (Revisited)
Chapter 17 Bionis' Interior and Prison Island (Revisited)
Final Boss Memory Space

Comment

1 alebbsito29 days

on the 5th floor there's another location called "Archeology Centre" right on the house!

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