El Ciclo

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El Ciclo (formerly Litorud) is a town located on the continent far to the northwest of Estard Island. It is accessible from both Greenthumb Gardens and Emberdale by a bridge.

Past[edit]

Upon arriving, the party takes notice of the bizarre architecture, apparently designed by an oddball named Pomposo. They also take note that the town does not seem to be in any immediate danger, compared to the other islands they've visited in the past. The party learns that a girl named Antonia is staying overnight at the doctor's since she is frequently getting injured. They learn that a bridge designed by Pomposo is set to have its grand opening the next day, so they decide to spend the night at the inn. The next morning, Antonia appears to have healed completely overnight, and the party manages to save her before she injures herself. They then decide to visit the grand opening at the bridge, but are told by the guards that it's the next day and to spend the night at the inn.

Present[edit]

The town in the president is now home to the Excellence Grading Organisation, which ranks people based on Strength, Wisdom, and Style. A number of new buildings have appeared in the town with the same style as Pomposo's architecture.

Shops & Services[edit]

Item shop (Past and Present
Item Price Attributes
Medicinal herb 8 Restores a small amount of HP
Antidotal herb 10 Cures poison status effect
Moonwort bulb 30 Cures paralysis status effect
Holy water 20 Temporarily wards off monsters
ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop ((Past))
Item Price Attributes
File:ICON-Sledgehammer.png Sledgehammer2,100+31 Attack/+69 Style
File:ICON-Chain whip.png Chain whip2,500+33 Attack/+18 Style
ICON-Steel broadsword.png Steel broadsword2,800+33 Attack/+16 Style
File:ICON-Steel fangs.png Steel fangs4,200+35 Attack/+8 Style
ICON-Holy lance.png Holy lance3,300+36 Defense/+17 Style
File:ICON-Iron axe.png Iron axe4,000+38 Attack/+6 Style
Armour Shop
Item Price Attributes
Iron armour 3,300 +30 Defence/+19 Style
Tortoise shell 3,800 +33 Defence/-15 Style
Magic vestment 4,000 +30 Defence/+20 Style
Full plate armour 5,000 +34 Defence/+27 Style
White shield 2,000 +16 Defence/+15 Style
Magic shield 5,000 +18 Defense/+21 Style
Iron mask 3,500 +22 Defense/-10 Style
Local Shop
Item Price Attributes
Lucida shard 500 +10 Style
Thief's Key 470 Unlocks some chests
Note: At the Inn after the bridge opens.
ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop ((Present))
Item Price Attributes
File:ICON-Sledgehammer.png Sledgehammer2,100+31 Attack/+69 Style
File:ICON-Chain whip.png Chain whip2,500+33 Attack/+18 Style
ICON-Steel broadsword.png Steel broadsword2,800+33 Attack/+16 Style
File:ICON-Steel fangs.png Steel fangs4,200+35 Attack/+8 Style
File:ICON-Iron axe.png Iron axe4,000+38 Attack/+6 Style
ICON-Cautery sword.png Cautery sword5,400+42 Defence/+23 Style
File:ICON-Knuckledusters.png Knuckledusters7,100+40 Attack/+20 Style
Armour Shop (Present
Item Price Attributes
Cloak of evasion 3,000 +30 Defence/+19 Style
Silver cuirass 6,000 +36 Defence/+30 Style
Legerdemantle 4,200 +37 Defence/+10 Style
Magic shield 5,000 +18 Defense/+21 Style
Platinum shield 3,500 +25 Defence/+40 Style
Pirate's hat 2,800 +19 Defense/+21 Style
Iron mask 3,500 +22 Defense/-10 Style

Inn[edit]

Price per night
15 Gold Coins (Past)
20 Gold Coins (Present)

Other notable attributes[edit]

   Save icon.png    This is a location where the game can be saved.

   Zoom icon.png    This location can be reached using the Zoom spell.

Treasures[edit]

Past[edit]

Present[edit]

5 Gold Coins

Monster[edit]

Past[edit]

Nearby monsters[edit]

Past[edit]

Present[edit]

(After the Demon King's resurrection)

Notable Residents[edit]

  • Antonia - A girl who works at the local inn who is incredibly clumsy. She seems to get injured frequently, much to the displeasure of the innkeeper.
  • Pomposo - An eccentric architect who's obsessed with time. He designed the clock tower in town and the new bridge that's about to be inaugurated, along with a number of other buildings. He has taken to living in his studio located to the far east of town.

Trivia[edit]

  • The colorful and eccentric architecture of El Ciclo is a reference to famed Barcelona architect Antoni Guadí, who utilized ceramics, stained glass, and other materials to design buildings with organic shapes inspired by natural forms.
  • In the localization of the 3DS remake, El Ciclo is now Spanish-themed, and many of the characters have Spanish names and intersperse Spanish in their dialogue. The name El Ciclo itself means "The Cycle" in Spanish. This is fitting considering many of the buildings are modeled after Gaudí's style.