Returning to the Water Palace is a Quest in Secret of Mana (SOM).


A small-time crime syndicate known as the Scorpion Army is behind the Water Seed's disappearance. Once they recover it, the party returns to the Water Palace as quickly as possible.


  • Having cleared the Underground Ship, it is time to return to the Water Palace.
  • Be sure to acquire the Cobra Bracelet from the Pandora Armor Shop.
  • Head out of the Dwarf Village and up to Cannon Travel Station North of Gaia's Navel.
  • Travel to the North and to the entrance of the Water Palace.
  • Instead of the typical walk through, you will encounter 6 Iffish.
  • Fight those directly in your way and then up the stairs into the Water Palace itself.
  • At the top of the stairs, you will find a Water Bandit.
  • In the entry hallway, you will encounter 3 more Water Bandits.
  • Activate the steps and head up them to the pool.
  • Go across the pool and step on the switches on the far side.
  • At the top of the stairs, you will find Luka and the Imperial General: Geshtar.
  • He will threaten Luka and tell the party to turn over the seed.
  • Regardless of your choice, he will take the seed from the party.
  • From there, he will force you to confront the Jabberwocky.

Fighting the Jabberwocky[edit]

  • The fight begins immediately after Geshtar finishes talking.
  • Having the Cobra Bracelet equipped will protect them from the Poison attacks used by the Jabberwocky.
  • This will block most of the attacks from the Jabberwocky.
  • The Jabberwocky has 2 heads, and will be destroyed when both heads are.
  • It will also frequently cast Acid Storm.
  • This lowers the defense of the targeted party members.
  • Aside from that, move around and attack the boss as best you can.
  • Attack with Magic, like Earth Slide and Gem Missile.
  • It will also frequently cast Poison Gas.
  • This will poison all party members, unless they have the Cobra Bracelet equipped.
  • Watch your party's health throughout this fight.
  • Use Cure Water or Candies to heal party members.
  • You can also use Speed Up or Defender to boost your accuracy/evasion or your Defense.
  • The heads can use a Bite attack which can knock out party members.
  • Just take your time with the fight, heal whenever you drop below 50% health.
  • Just keep up your barrage of attacks until you win the fight.
  • Winning this battle will get the party a Bow Orb.

Talk with Luka[edit]

  • Step on the floor switch to activate the nearby stairs.
  • Go on up them and over to Luka and Gemma.
  • Talk with Luka and she will prompt you to go up the stairs and re-seal the Mana Seed.
  • Talk with Gemma to get a Whip Orb.
  • Gemma will recommend that you head to the Upperland to continue your journey.
  • You will want to head to the Cannon Travel Station nearby Potos Village to travel to the Upper Lands.

Next Quest[edit]

Entering the Upperlands

Video Walkthrough[edit]

Returning to the Water Palace Video Walkthrough

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