Now that you obtained the Cloud Stone from the boss at the top of the tower, drop back down to floor 198. Notice that there are clouds around the outside, particularly below the middle window. You can actually exit through the middle window, to find yourself in the Heavenly City.
When you first arrive in the Heavenly City, walk around to familiarize yourself with its layout. You won't get a lot of useful information out of its citizens at first. And you have to be careful not to fall off the sides of the city or you will fall to the ground below, although if you possess the Cloud Stone you will survive the fall.
|Equipment||List price||Weight (g)|
|Cross of God||10000||1000|
|Stone of Warrior||5000||1000|
There are four buildings of interest in this city:
- A) Inn
- There is an Inn here just like the on in Forest City. It costs 1000 coins to stay the night, and you will awake refreshed and free of hunger at 7am. Stay here at least once whether you need to or not in order to get this city included in your Move spell, so that it's easier to return here whenever you like.
- B) Magic school
- There is also a magic school here, like the one in Forest City. However, this magic school is a little different in that it will only teach advanced magic spells to Clerics and Monks. Fighters and Thieves can not learn these spells, so this school is useless to them.
- C) Castle in the Sky
- This castle is a special area that opens up into its own map, as shown below.
- D) Store
- There is only one store here, but it sells a number of interesting items. It only sells basic armor and no weapons. But there are some very expensive items that are worth picking up if you can afford them. Life Water can bring you back to life if you lose all of your hit points. Equipping the Cross of God will slightly boose your Armor Class while equipping the Stone of Warrior slightly increases your attack power. If you can't afford them now, be sure to come back for them whenever you can.
Castle in the Sky
Upon entering the castle, you may notice an abundance of guards. But everyone that you speak with in the castle seems to be very relaxed and unconcerned. Speaking with the king, he even wonders why he was given the title at all. At first glance, the only useful thing in the whole castle is a guard on the right side, outside the storehouse, who gives you free herbs which restore your magic points.
It's not immediately clear what objective you're trying to achieve while you're here. If you wander around enough, you may notice a guard off to the left of the king. When you speak to him, he mentions that the Water Palace is right below you. That may not appear to help you much, but there's something else in the scene that you might notice. Expand the spoiler below for an explanation.
In the scene where the guard mentions the Water Palace, there's a hole in the clouds. You can actually reach this hole by walking around the outside of the castle until you reach it. When you do, if you have the Cloud Stone, you can drop in and survive the fall to the Water Palace below. This is the only way to reach the Water Palace initially.
If you'd like a hint on how to obtain an incredibly powerful secret weapon early on in the game, continue reading the spoiler below: