Merkmal Island

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Idelva Kingdom Merkmal Island Large.jpg

An island with a crooked fortress, is scarred by the struggle of its past.

Merkmal Island is the location for chapters 80-83 of the main quest.

< Silverwind Stretch, North Vast | Merkmal Island | Groz Island >

Lore

An island located on the edge of Nalhegrande Skydom, landmarked by the giant fortress left by the Astrals. Although it falls under the rule of Idelva Kingdom, it's mostly untouched as the island is without a significant industry or residential population. But since the settlement by the outlaws in recent years, it's become fairly independent, leading to uneasiness regarding their new role in the sky.

Sturren Fort

A majestic fortress overlooking the edge of the skydom. It is said that the Astrals lived in prosperity, but its pre-war purpose and functionality are not fully known. Researchers and top military brass from different countries have been conducting ongoing investigations.

Fortress Overlook

A large overlook at the top of Sturren Fort where you can see the whole of Merkmal Island. It's speculated that after being built, it was used to watch over the Grim Basin and Silver Wall. Currently the island outlaws use it to keep guard over the island.

Fortress Traps

Although it's known that Sturren Fort is laid out with snares both large and small, much of the documents related to the fortress have been lost. Only a small portion of the traps and their triggers have been discovered, and even those have been kept secret.

Antiquated Townscape

A row of old houses around Sturren Fort built around the same time as the fortress. With the fortress takeover by the outlaws, the island residents moved away from the area and it soon became a roost for the outlaws.

Locations

Zeman Plains

Location Zeman Plains.png

Fields that roll stoically over the island. The unknown brings forth hope and despair in equal measure.

Main Quests

Chapter 80: An Unfamiliar Sky - Episode 1 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear. It is unlocked after clearing Chapter 79 Story: At the Frontier's Edge.

Chapter 80: An Unfamiliar Sky - Episode 2 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear.

Chapter 80: An Unfamiliar Sky - Part 3
Cost to Host: 23 AP Unlock: Clear Chapter 80 Story: An Unfamiliar Sky - Episode 2
Location: Chapter 80: Merkmal Island - Zeman Plains
Stage strategy
Fixed party of Main Character; cannot use summons. MC's class, skills, and element are based on your currently-selected team.
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
BossEnemy Icon 6202402 S.png Outlaw Icon16Water.png 30 35,000 ◇◇◇ No
Enemy Icon 6200632 S.png Outlaw Icon16Fire.png 30 48,000 ◇◇◇ No
Rewards
First clear:
Wooden Silver Gold

Chapter 80: An Unfamiliar Sky - Part 4
Cost to Host: 23 AP Unlock: Clear Chapter 80 Story: An Unfamiliar Sky - Episode 3
Location: Chapter 80: Merkmal Island - Zeman PlainsStart QuestNetwork Errors will appear if the hosting conditions are not met.
(AP, Host Materials, Daily Limit)
Stage strategy
Fixed party of Main Character and Npc s 3030005000 01.jpg Katalina. You can select the Main Character's class, skills, and element before the quest starts.
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Wave 1Enemy Icon 6201332 S.png Outlaw Icon16Fire.png 30 65,000 ◇◇ No
Enemy Icon 6201392 S.png Outlaw Icon16Fire.png 30 100,000 ◇◇ No
Wave 2Enemy Icon 6202571 S.png Outlaw Icon16Fire.png 30 45,000 No
Enemy Icon 6202571 S.png Outlaw Icon16Fire.png 30 45,000 No
Enemy Icon 6202621 S.png Outlaw Icon16Fire.png 30 110,000 No
Rewards
First clear: Crystal square.jpg Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold

Free Quests

Stocking Up for Winter
Cost to Host: 23 AP Unlock: Clear Chapter 83 Story: Old Battles, New Paths
Location: Chapter 80: Merkmal Island - Zeman PlainsStart QuestNetwork Errors will appear if the hosting conditions are not met.
(AP, Host Materials, Daily Limit)
Stage strategy
Drops 0-1 Merkmal Fig square.jpg Merkmal Fig and Bastion Block square.jpg Bastion Block, and 0-2 Corroded Cartridge square.jpg Corroded Cartridge.
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
BossEnemy Icon 1200401 S.png Surly Squirrel Icon16Earth.png 37 310,000 Yes
Enemy Icon 1200401 S.png Surly Squirrel Icon16Earth.png 38 350,000 ◇◇◇◇◇ Yes
Enemy Icon 1200401 S.png Surly Squirrel Icon16Earth.png 37 310,000 Yes
Rewards
First clear: Crystal square.jpg Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold

Sturren Fort

Location Sturren Fort.png

A fortress that survived the War. The people long for a king with the resolve to protect them.

Main Quests

Chapter 81: King of the Outlaws - Episode 2 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear.

Chapter 81: King of the Outlaws - Episode 3 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear.

Free Quests

Indignant Conflagration
Cost to Host: 40 AP Unlock: Clear Chapter 81 Story: King of the Outlaws and Michael's Test - Extreme
Location: Chapter 81: Merkmal Island - Sturren FortStart QuestNetwork Errors will appear if the hosting conditions are not met.
(AP, Host Materials, Daily Limit)
Stage strategy
All enemies are immune to Status AttackDown.pngATK DownATK is lowered
and Status DefenseDown.pngDEF DownDEF is lowered
.
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
BossEnemy Icon 8200181 S.png Fire Gyre Icon16Fire.png 75 2,700,000 No
Enemy Icon 8200181 S.png Fire Gyre Icon16Fire.png 75 2,700,000 ◇◇ No
Enemy Icon 8200181 S.png Fire Gyre Icon16Fire.png 75 2,700,000 ◇◇◇ No
Rewards
First clear: Crystal square.jpg Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold

The Mysterious Room
Cost to Host: 50 AP Unlock: Clear Chapter 85 Story: Pholia the Maiden
Location: Chapter 81: Merkmal Island - Sturren FortStart QuestNetwork Errors will appear if the hosting conditions are not met.
(AP, Host Materials, Daily Limit)
Stage strategy
Guaranteed 1-3 Bastion Block square.jpg Bastion Block every run, but Merkmal Fig square.jpg Merkmal Fig is a rare drop and Corroded Cartridge square.jpg Corroded Cartridge does not drop at allVerification needed. .
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
BossEnemy Icon 4300231 S.png Scraptor Icon16Earth.png 38 2,800,000 ◇◇ Yes
Enemy Icon 4300231 S.png Scraptor Icon16Earth.png 38 2,400,000 ◇◇◇◇◇ Yes
Enemy Icon 4300231 S.png Scraptor Icon16Earth.png 38 2,800,000 ◇◇ Yes
Rewards
First clear: Crystal square.jpg Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold

Raids

BattleRaid Michael Raid.jpg

Michael's Test
Cost to Host: 50 AP,
Fire Pinion square.jpg Fire Pinion ×2
Cost to Join: Rank 40+, 3 EP Unlock: Rank 40+, Clear Chapter 81 Quest: Indignant Conflagration
Participants: 30 Vice: 2nd-6th Elixirs: Unlimited Strike Time: YesStrike Time bonus applies for this raid.
Location: Chapter 81: Merkmal Island - Sturren FortStart QuestNetwork Errors will appear if the hosting conditions are not met.
(AP, Host Materials, Daily Limit)
TweetDeck: Lvl 100 Michael Lv100 ミカエル
Phase Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Boss Michael Icon16Fire.png 100 211,110,000 ◇◇◇ Yes
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Crimson Sword N ODVerification needed. TR
Fire damage to all alliesAround 8,000 damage to Water allies. and inflict Status AttackDown.pngATK DownATK is lowered
Duration: 3 turns
. Michael gains Status AttackUp.png100% ATK UpATK is boosted
Strength: 100%
Verification needed.
.
  • Basilica OD TR
Massive Fire damageOver 10,000 damage to Water allies, unmitigated. to one ally, removes all buffs, and inflicts Status SkillSeal.pngSkill SealedCan't use skills
Duration: 7 turns
and Status Collapse.pngCollapsedCharge bar is lowered on every turn
Duration: 3 turns
.
  • Fire IV N
Fire damage to all alliesAround 3,000 damage to Water allies.. Inflicts Status Burned.pngBurnedHP is lowered on every turn
Strength: Roughly 1,200 damage.Duration: 3 turns
and Status FireResDown.pngFire DEF DownDEF is lowered for fire DMG
Duration: 5 turns
.
  • Ignis Iudicium TR
Plain Damage to an ally based on 95% of their maximum HP, and dispels them.
  • Flash Bullet OD TR
500 static Fire damage to random allies, multiple50 hits? times. Dispels buffs on all allies.
Casts Basilica.
Gains immunity to Status Gravity.pngGravitySpecial attack max charge turn is extended
.
  • 50% Trigger
Casts Crimson Sword.
Unleashes True Power.Michael is bathed in blessed light!
Base charge diamonds change to ◇◇.
  • 30% Trigger
Fills all charge diamonds.
  • 10% Trigger
Casts Flash Bullet.
Unleashes True Power+.Michael has unleashed all of its power!
Base charge diamonds change to ◇.
  • 3% Trigger
Unleashes True Power++.Michael gathers its last ounce of power!
Base charge diamonds change to zero.
N - Normal, OD - Overdrive, TR - Trigger
Rewards
First clear: Crystal square.jpg Crystal ×50
Host: Icon Renown Pendant.png Renown Pendant ×50 Join: Icon Renown Pendant.png Renown Pendant ×25
Chest 1 Chest 2 Chest 3 Chest 4
Not guaranteed Not guaranteed
  • 13.813.76% ±4.12% chance to be selected when chest drops.
    Based on 26 drops from 189 chests.
    Confidence intervals are assuming an approximately normal distribution at 90% confidence.
     Michael Anima square.jpg Michael Anima
  • 86.286.24% ±4.12% chance to be selected when chest drops.
    Based on 163 drops from 189 chests.
    Confidence intervals are assuming an approximately normal distribution at 90% confidence.
     Icon Silver Chest.png Island Treasure
Chest 5 Icon Red Chest.png Host Icon Red Chest.png MVP Icon Blue Chest.png Blue
-- ? Blue chest drop rate is based on your honor relative to the total honor of all participants in the raid.
See Reward Chests for details.
Based on https://twitter.com/otokuro2/status/1215907383525773312.
Drop table last updated: 2020-08-17, all stated drop rates are estimates.
The game changes over time. If the drop tables become incorrect please notify the wiki staff.

Bartwald

Location Bartwald.png

A forest in the Zeman Plains. Those who enter gamble their future to test their faith.

Main Quests

Chapter 82: Cain's Trap - Episode 1 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear. It is unlocked after clearing Chapter 81 Story: King of the Outlaws.

Chapter 80: Cain's Trap - Episode 2 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear.

Steuerwald

Location Steuerwald.png

A forest in the far reaches of Merkmal Island. Its inviting depths grant skyfarers passage to departure.

Main Quests

Chapter 83: Old Battles, New Paths - Episode 2 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear.

Chapter 83: Old Battles, New Paths - Episode 3 has no battle and costs 0 AP to clear.

Treasure

Rare Monsters

Town

By clicking on the sparkles in the following order, Lyria will find a Premium Draw Ticket square.jpg Premium Draw Ticket.

  1. Right (Antiquated Townscape)
  2. Bottom (Fortress Traps)
  3. Top (Fortress Overlook)
  4. Middle (Sturren Fort)

Idelva Kingdom, Merkmal Island Town.jpg

Trivia

  • Merkmal is German and means "trait", "attribute", "characteristic".
  • Bartwald and Steuerwald both contain the German word for 'forest'.
    • It is likely they cut the word 'Schlüsselbart' (key bit) into just 'Bart' (beard) to make it shorter. The translated name would then be 'Key Bit Forest'.
    • 'Steuer' in this context likely translates to 'helm', or is a derivative of 'steuern' (to steer). Possible translations include 'Helm Forest' or 'Steering Forest'.