The Trial of Courage is a Quest in Secret of Mana (SOM).

Description[edit]

"Finally, the party manages to catch up to John. He tells the party to progress through the Passage of Trials in order to learn true courage."

Walkthrough[edit]

  • The way to the Passage of Trials is opened up to the party.
  • Go over to the new opening to the left of the platform with Joch and Jehk.
  • Equip someone in the party with your Axe to smash through rocks that will be in your way.
  • Just inside you will encounter a Nitro Pumpkin.
  • Be wary of it since it can cast Wall.
  • Head West and then North, breaking through the rocks in your way.
  • On the other side of those rocks is another Nitro Pumpkin.
  • Continuing North you will encounter a Shapeshifter, a Captain Duck and another Nitro Pumpkin.
  • Just beyond them are some more rocks to break, but also a Marmablue, and another Nitro Pumpkin.
  • This will bring you to a split in the past, one passage going to the Southwest, one to the South.
  • Smash the rocks with your Axe and head to the South.
  • Continue to the Southeast to reach a short passage with a whip pillar at its end guarded by a Shape Shifter.
  • On the far side of the gap, you will encounter another 2 Nitro Pumpkin that will be after you.
  • Following the path to the North, you will find another Marmablue.
  • Smash through the rocks in front of you with the axe to encounter more Shape Shifters.
  • Follow the walkway to the West to continue forward.
  • Break through the next set of rocks and follow the path to the Northwest.
  • The passage will turn to the East, leading to more Shape Shifters and rocks that are in your way.
  • Past the next set of rocks you will encounter another 2 Nitro Pumpkin and a Shape Shifter, but you are close to the end of the Passage of Trials.
  • As you reach the next turn, another Marmablue will appear to attack your party.
  • Defeat it and smash your way through the rocks at this junction.
  • Beyond these rocks, you will encounter a number of Shape Shifters, and above them to the North, another Marmablue and Nitro Pumpkin.
  • The final enemy in your way is a Shape Shifter.
  • Defeat it or just run by it and head into the next room.

Boss - The Shadows[edit]

  • In this room you will encounter the bosses: Shadow #1, Shadow #2, and Shadow #3.
  • These foes can be beaten either through a traditional fight or allowing your characters to be defeated.
  • Each time one is defeated, their shadow will vanish, just be sure to use a Cup of Wishes on them to restore them.
  • Using Lucid Barrier to ignore their physical attacks, making the fight very easy.

Returning to Joch[edit]

  • With the shadows defeated, head South, out of the boss chamber.
  • This will immediately take you back to the entrance room.
  • Go up the short set of stairs and talk with Jehk to complete this quest.


Next Quest[edit]

Reaching the Mana Palace

Video Walkthrough[edit]

The Trial of Courage Video Walkthrough


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