Punika (the land of women) is the very first continent to enter tier three content (after finishing the main story and getting your 1302 gear from your Punika Chaos Dungeons) and therefore, almost the whole story of the game begins before you, so to say that there is a lot to do right now.
Punikas hidden stories draw attention to Arkesia''s narrative quite more than other continents have done before. However, some of these have the most steps yet, going all the way down to a daunting six-parter. So don''t miss out on your breath and relax.
Hidden Story 1: Fantastic Duo
The first hidden story involves you having a four-parter. The first two interactions are in Tideshelf Path, the third in Nia Village, and the fourth is in Starsand beach. It''s only a matter of twenty minutes to get from each interaction to the next.
The second (bottom left picture) is by the Repairer NPC (Nicole) and Ocean Liner NPC (Riff). It''s convenient to start here if youre just docking at the continent to start your hidden story journey. The third (bottom right picture) is by the Rapport NPCs Yom the Squirrel and Sapiano the Fox (weve got a list of all the Rapport NPCs here). The fourth (bottom right) is on the eastern side of the zone in In
Hidden Story 2: On The Origins Of Punika
The second hidden story is another four-parter, but it is far more complex considering that you must visit both dungeons (luckily, this is the only hidden story on the continent that requires you to visit the dungeons at any time). The first interaction is in Tideshelf Path, the second is in Tikatika Colony, and the fourth is in Orehas Well dungeon. Youve got twenty minutes to get from each interaction to the next.
The first (top right) is on the west end of the zone, near the entrance to Secret Forest. The second (top right) is about a third way through the dungeon, sitting near a couple of lounge chairs. So you will not be able to select up the last interaction until defeating Albion.
Welcome To The Lailai Festival in Hidden Story 3!
The third hidden story is a impressive five-parter, but luckily, all of them are in Nia Village, so it shouldn''t be too irritating. Nevertheless, though all interactions are in the same zone, you have to wait two to three minutes.
The first is near the Rapport NPCs Liru and Berver, just above a big drum.
The second is near Yom and Sapiano once more. It''s the standing camera.
The third is located next to a circular table on the Festival Plaza''s upper side.
The fourth is right next to the portal statue (where you may set your Song of Return to).
The fifth is right next to Rapport NPC Albion, and it''s also right next to a Mokoko seed.
Hidden Story 4: Lost Item: The Parcel
All interactions are in Nia Village, except the fifth one, which is in Starsand beach. Each interaction has a few seconds to get from each interaction to the next. They all have a decent number of boxes and all next to Rapport NPCs (except the fifth one). While you are spending time next to all of them, weve got a list of the best ways to get gift chests for them.
The first (top right) is right next to Nagi, the second (top right) is right next to Liru, and the fourth (middle right) is right next to Shana. Its actually quicker to get there from Nia Village rather than going to the nearest triport in Starsand Beach. The sixth (bottom right) is right next to Jahara. There is nothing to do here.
Hidden Story 5: What Awakened In The Forest
The fifth hidden story is yet another four-parter. The first two interactions are in Tideshelf Path, the third is in Starsand Beach, and the fourth is in Secret Forest. You have to get twenty minutes from each interaction to the next.
The second (top left) is in the Ashen Volcanic region, in the western part of the zone, Inath Cliff. The fourth (bottom right) is sitting atop the waterfall right in front of the Orehas Well dungeon. There also appears to be a Mokoko Seed next to this one.
Hidden Story 6: Diary Washed Ashore
The sixth hidden story is a refreshing two-parter. The first interaction is in Starsand Beach and the second is in Nia Village. The first one is on the western side of the zone, Inath Beach. Its in the broken hull of a shipwreck, and once again, there is a Mokoko seed next to it. In the second (right picture) is laying a hole in the northeastern area of the zone.
Hidden Story 7: Flower Of The Festival
The seventh hidden story is a three-parter, and all interactions are in different directions. The second is in Starsand Beach, and the third is in Nia Village. The first (right picture) is in the southeastern part of the zone, Tropical Fruit Orchard. The third (right picture) is pretty nicely obscured beneath some plants and their shade, a few steps away from one of the pinatas scattered on the ground.