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What Lies Beyond? (12,000 B.C. second time)


The Magic Kingdom Revisited[edit]

Enemies: Dalton
Purchasables: AlloyBlade, Big Hand, Pearl Edge, Lode Vest, Lode Helm

This is your last chance to revisit the magic kingdom of Zeal before it crashes into the earth. Before you move on, make sure you've already:

Dalton's jealous ^_^
  • Talked to the girl who was ordered to destroy the sapling in Zeal Palace and tell her to secretly plant it, Fiona will have the sapling in 600 A.D. and it will activate the Sunken Desert sidequest.
  • Visited the two secret rooms in Enhasa and Kajar by opening the books in the order: Water-Wind-Fire. One will give you the Black Rock, and one will let you fight six Nus for some Tabs.
  • Gotten the two Tabs in Kajar, one in the corner of the room facing the bookshelf, and one by scratching the Nu after learning his scratch point in Zeal palace
Into the Ocean Palace.

On your way back to Zeal Palace, stop by the city of Kajar and talk to the Nu running the shop. He'll ask you if the pendant you have is really Schala's, if you say yes he'll say he hates liars, if you say no, he'll sell you the best weapons and armor currently available.

You probably won't be able to afford much if any; Frog's Pearl Edge is probably the best choice due to its 1.5x damage against Magic Enemies amplification, but again it depends on who you like to have in your party. Head into Zeal Palace, where the Mammon Machine will have been taken away to the Ocean Palace underground. You'll get into a fight with Dalton, who's embarrassingly easy.

Dalton
Chrono Trigger Bosses Dalton.png
HP
3,500
Weaknesses
Elemental attacks
Strengths
None
Absorbs
None
Charmables
Power Meal
Drops
None
XP
1,000
TP
30
Gold
2,500
Attacks

  • Iron Orb, halves HP.
  • Burp, inflicts about ~125 damage to all characters – used as a final attack.
Description/Strategy

Dalton enjoys being annoying. You can tell this because he copies all your techniques and magic. His Iron Orb will drop your HP by half, so have a character ready to heal at every turn. Just hit him with your best attacks, do it quickly, and be ready to heal a lot and you should do fine.

If you charm him you'll get a Power Meal.

Your only danger is being lulled into a false sense of complacency. The only attack he'll use on you is the Iron Orb, which lowers your HP by 1/2. He'll use it periodically and counter with it when you attack him. Since it only lowers your HP by 1/2 you should be fine, but once you actually work through his 3000 HP or so, he'll finish off with the same technique the Golems used and do a "burp" attack which may deal around 125 damage to each party member. Have someone like Robo or Frog heal regularly to keep the party above a low health level, and you should be fine.

Tip: Bring Frog and Marle. Use the triple tech calls Arc Impulse (This tech does ~1500 damage) 2 times + 1 random element attack. Then Dalton is history. Remember to use Lapis if your HP drops below 150.

Dalton will disappear to the Ocean Palace, and what looks like a time gate will replace him. It'll turn out to be an elevator taking you underground, so it's time to move on.

Challenging Lavos[edit]

If you go back and challenge Lavos at this point, you should get The Prophet Ending. There will be a few scenes involving "the Prophet" from this period and a particularly nice speech from him, hinting that he would have gotten the chance to do what he wanted without your interference.