Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Walkthrough

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII In The Shadow Of The Heretics Walkthrough

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII In The Shadow Of The Heretics is the second main quest available in Luxerion.

Lightning Returns: FF XIII In The Shadow Of The Heretics quest becomes available only if you complete the previous main quest, named 1-1 An Evil Savior.

Unlike the previous mission, In The Shadow Of The Heretics won’t start the moment you beat An Evil Savior, because you won’t be able to find the heretics.

The following guide explains how to complete In The Shadow Of The Heretics quest featured in the video game, in order to save as much time as possible.

Quest Details

Description: “At midnight, the Children of Etro gather in huddled groups in front of North Station. It seems likely that these heretics, worshipers of the goddess Etro, are behind both the murders and the grim message threatening the savior. The heretics are alert and cautious. Lightning must follow them stealthy, as it is her only chance to learn more.”

Location: Luxerion

Difficulty: N/A

Requirements: Quest becomes available after 12 PM

Failable: No Rewards: N/A

Quest Walkthrough

Assuming that you have completed the previous quest following our walkthrough, you probably have some time until the clock hits 12 PM on Day 1.

At this point you can complete several side-quests included in the table of contents on the left, or you can fast-forward the time.

If you pick the second option, go to the innkeeper in North Station Plaza (it should be your current location), and move the timer to 00:00. Next, Hope will inform you that the heretics gathered in the Plaza. You will find them in the area where the Inquisitor was located in the previous quest.

Now, you have two options. You can follow them stealthy by maintain a safe distance or you can engage them directly. The first option will make you waste some time; therefore, you should opt for the second; however you have to kill a specific heretic in order to beat the entire group.

Make sure that you climb the tower in the middle of the Plaza and let the heretics move around for several seconds.

Their leader is in front of the group, and that is your target. Descend the tower, and sprint towards him (notice the exclamation mark above his head). Strike first so your enemies start with a penalty, and then prepare to fight. When the battle begins you should face a group of three heretics. The fanatics don’t have special requirements, and their invulnerabilities are set to Normal; which means that you have to use your most powerful attacks against them. Always try to block their attacks and take them out one by one.  Try to stagger your current target by guarding and casting magic, then attack the same target again to maintain the first stagger.

After you beat the group, Hope will call you again providing more information on your current assignment. Your next objective is to find the ringing phone, and you will be informed that it rings only during the night. Since it is already night, open your map to find the phone’s location. From your current position you should see an alley NW, which leads to an area shaped as a triangle.

That is the Forsaken Graveyard, where you will find the phone booth. Travel to its location and answer the phone, in order to complete In The Shadow Of The Heretics and start the next main-quest named 1-3 Find the Code.

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Walkthrough
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