After taking his fourth spill of the game Hero awakens, saved by Chocobo, in the town of Ish. Much to his surprise Bogard is laid up in a bed next to him. When he ventures outside Hero can find a weapon and armor shop that sells the Flame Flail and Sarah is standing, blocking his path. Speaking with Sarah reveals that Bogard broke his back trying to find Hero, spouting off that there was a boy named Hero that could save everyone. Sarah didn’t believe him at first, but once a Chocobo believed it too she had to believe. She sends you off to Dr. Bowow to visit Chocobo. At Dr. Bowow’s you’ll find he has recovered Chocobo’s leg and even upgraded them so Chocobo can walk on water now! Dr. Bowow officially renames Chocobo to Chocobot, and suggests you visit with Bogard next.
Back in Sarah’s house Bogard tells you that you are the new Gemma Knight and it is your destiny to obtain the Legendary Sword Excalibur which is “somewhere” in this world, thanks Bogard. Thankfully he gives you some direction and sends you to find Cibba who will know more. Using Chocobot to traverse the ocean and rivers now Hero quickly heads over to Wendel only to discover Cibba is not there, he has gone off to Lorim, which is also now accessible with Chocobot.
On the icy isle that Lorim rests on we find out that one of Julius’ monsters Kary has attacked Lorim and frozen all of its inhabitants, including Cibba. The only non-frozen individual is the King who tells you where to find Kary. Hero must trek through the freezing cold snowfields on the north side of the island, a place so cold not even Chocobot dares to venture.
Before heading off Hero using Chocobot to explore around the island to find the eastern shores house an equipment store he can reach by using his flail. His big payoff his find Ice Armor and the Ice Shield for sale in this shop. Now equipped for the deathly cold, he plows back into the snowfields and into the cave Kary dwells in.
In the Cave of Snowfields Hero must solve a few puzzles involving the sliding ice blocks and snowmen. Nothing too hard and at the end he confronts Kary. She is an evil icicle-throwing Lamia, and her tail packs a strong punch. Using his newly obtained Flame Flail Hero is able to stay at a safe distance while damaging Kary, and eventually taking her down. His reward, besides unfreezing Lorim’s townspeople, is the Ice Sword.
Back in Lorim Cibba reveals that the Legendary Sword is held by a guardian through the Cave of Floatrocks around the Amonites in the south of Lorim. He gives Hero the Bone Key which will allow him to access the cave.
Using Chocobot to find the pier he used prior for the Ice Armor vendor he now proceeds south along the coast. Eventually Hero comes upon giant floatrocks which can be broken use the Morningstar. A little further in and Hero spots a cave which is blocked by a locked door, this must be the Cave of Floatrocks.
The cave isn’t very long or hard. Hero quickly finds a long bridge which looks to lead to a way out, but before he can make it across the mighty Kraken surfaces from below. The Kraken is an extremely powerful foe and a few quick tentacle swipes can easily fell Hero. Using the Thunder Spear Hero reach and defeat the Kraken while avoiding his deadly reach.
On the other side of the passage Kraken protect Hero finds himself on a small island that has a volcano with a cave leading into it.
The Underground Volcano houses new and stronger foes, but not strong enough to deter Hero from seeking out the Legendary Sword. Hero finds himself nearly stopped by rivers of lava, they deal extreme amounts of damage and Hero must constantly stay cured while crossing them. After enduring immense pain Hero finally reaches the cave’s end. There he finds the fiery Iflyte (Ifrit) awaiting him. His main attack consists of rolling into a ball and rolling in a zigzag pattern, but Iflyte can still be harmed while in a ball form. The Thunder Spear once again makes quick work of this flaming foe. The reward however is less than legendary, Hero only finds a Rusty Sword. He must now head back to Cibba and tell of his spoils.
Back in Lorim Hero tells Cibba of his findings. Cibba informs Hero that the only thing left to do is to reveal Dime Tower which only the Legendary Sword can do, but first Hero must activate it at the Cave of Ruins.