Dream Within a Dream, Part 2

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Bolstered by a new purpose, Tidus returns to Cornelia to begin his quest to become the Warrior of Light.
★Dream Within a Dream, Episode 2★
In-game description

Dream Within a Dream, Part 2 or Episode 2, is the second main story chapter for the Final Fantasy X Collaboration Event. It features Tidus from Final Fantasy X returning to the Plains of Cornelia to follow the initial steps to be the Warrior of Light, while Wol keeps a watchful eye on him.

Event Details[edit | edit source]

  • Event duration: September 1 - November 30, 2018
  • Event type: Collaboration story region.

How to Participate[edit | edit source]

Story[edit | edit source]

Continued from Dream Within a Dream, Part 1 and FFX Blitzball

Tidus reflects on his sudden appearance in the world of Palamecia, similar to his sudden appearance in Spira. It's a tough road, but it seem to be the obvious choice, if not the only choice: Do as Palamecians would do... and that means to become the Warrior of Light! Tidus' eagerness amuses Wol and thrills Echo. This kid could become Vox's favorite! Except he hasn't heard a peep from Vox. How very strange.

First need is strength training, so back to the Plains of Cornelia we go!

It doesn't take long to reach the first trial there: Trial by Combat. Tidus is anxious to get moving, so he offers a competition: which of the two can bag monsters the fastest? Wol is obviously the better of the two, but it gets worrying when they find Tidus' Brotherhood sword cast aside. Wol does a bit of searching and finds Tidus is okay. He had to run from a stronger monster, and lost his sword in the process. Luckily, he found a Survival Knife to tide him over. Wol scolds him, which makes Tidus smile: the veteran is gruff, but underneath it he really cares... much like someone else Tidus knew.

The second trial comes as tests of skill... or endurance, if skill isn't enough. Tidus still shows the same eagerness, talking about how a battle is much like a Blitzball match. Watch your own team, watch the opposite team, hang back if it's too much, and strike when your advantage is best. Wol respects that, but he'll stick to his own methods. He lets Tidus leads the way. It's a close contest, but Tidus emerges on the other end first.

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Wol reminds Tidus that if being the Warrior of Light is his intent, then a competition like this is just a distraction. What should he be aiming for, then? Echo says that he has to decide his own goal. Its gives Tidus something to think about: what does he really want? It doesn't take him long to reach the simple answer: to become the Warrior of Light and save Palamecia! (sigh.) In his enthusiasm, Tidus suggests to Wol that if they get separated, he can just whistle... which trips a memory of saying that same thing to Yuna in Spira. He's left somber by the memory, and he won't talk about it.

Just as well, because another trial appears: the plains are on fire! It's pretty clear that Palamecia is doing it again, forcing our heroes to overcome more obstacles. It's confusing and taxing, but the two get the job done, and put the fire out.

Throughout it all, Tidus just keeps on fighting, long after showing signs of fatigue. Echo and Wol both recommend that Tidus get some rest, or he'll burn himself out. It's dismaying, until Wol realizes that's the point: Tidus wants to burn himself out. He's not trying to get stronger or move forward in being the Warrior of Light, he wants to lose himself in battle. He wants to use battle to help him forget about Spira. Confronted with this, Tidus admits it's true.

Tidus is still unwilling to explain, but the conversation is cut short by the arrival of a trusted friend... from Spira! Not so friendly, though, as it attacks them. Wol leaps forward and defends against the creature, knocking it down, and in doing so seems to break it out of its aggression. It calls to Tidus, and when he meets the creature it explodes into a swarm of pyreflies... then the two of them vanish entirely.

In the void between the worlds, Tidus awakens, on the way to... somewhere else? There are pyreflies here, too, and they coalesce into the visage of Yuna, his partner from Spira. He reaches for her, but she doesn't respond. He whistles for her, like the two of them had agreed in a previous life, and the pyreflies separate again.

Tidus whites out, and awakes... floating in the sea, just off an island. He looks around, stunned. It looks like Spira. A blitzball hits him in the head, and he turns around to find Yuna standing at the shore.

Continued in Dream Within a Dream, Part 3.

Event Map[edit | edit source]

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FFX: Dream Within a Dream
Episode 2: To Cornelia

From the sleepless Zanarkand to Spira, then to the land of hope unbound, Tidus searches for meaning in being shunted from world to world... and finds it in aiming to become the Warrior of Light.
World Map description

The region offers up a new extension: the Sphere Grid. As you traverse the region, you'll recieve Spheres as a reward, which you can use to enhance your stats and add extra Auto-Abilities. The fiends will get stronger to compensate for that, so be prepared for some heavy fighting! At the top of the region map is the button to go over to the Sphere Grid. Just under that is a gold button that brings up the current list of the sphere's you've collected, minus ones you've already activated on the Grid.

The region has three more trials to complete:

  • First, the Trial of Combat. Straightforward fights against strong enemies.
  • The Second offers a choice. There is the Trial of Skill, where you need to perform a few different exercises in controlled application of the elements:
    1. Kill the listed number of fiends in one shot. Obviously you'll need a very good Area Effect ability, an Ultimate, or a Supreme Card. Set up the fiends so that it only takes one hit each to break them, so you can switch down the line, one after the other, leaving up to 7 broken before the first one recovers (or use an ability with Cleaving Attack to break them all at once), then wipe them all out at once.
    2. Finish the area within a maximum of the listed number of attacks from the fiends. Crowd control is important here. You'll need to break all of them en masse, using something with Cleaving Attack again. Breaking one by one will NOT get you there.
    3. Defeat the listed number of foes with the listed element. Each skirmish will have a swarm of foes that absorb that particular element, plus 1-3 others of some other element. You'll need to pick off the desired ones first (or last!) while being very careful to use specific elements on specific fiends. Area spells are NOT your friend here.
  • Alternatively, you can try the Trial of Fortitude. These are more straightforward fights, but it will take 3-4 runs on the area to clear the lock. These areas do have nice treasure chests, so they are worth clearing at least once to get the treasures.
    1. Kill 100 fiends to advance. Any element, any way.
    2. Break 100 fiends before killing them.
    3. Kill 40 fiends with their elemental weakness. This includes elemental abilities and elemental-imbued normal attacks. Break state does not matter.
  • The Third trial is a maze. The Trial of Flame is 2x2 grid, while the Trial of Perfervidity is a 3x3 grid. Each individual area is a simple, one-skirmish fight, but you must negotiate the areas in a specific path. Hit the right path, and you continue= or you finish the maze. Select the wrong path, and you must start that section over again. There's no indicator for the path, so you'll have to learn it hit-or-miss. Expect 2-5 attempts, unless you're very good at guessing.

There are 58 areas in total, with 22 treasure chests.

Areas[edit | edit source]

Area Stamina Battles Lock requirements Description Reward
Castle Cornelia 2 1 (starting point) [FIRE]Fire boss sighted. -
Rear Gate 3 2 [WATER]Water swarm sighted. -
Road to Proving Grounds 4 3 [FIRE]Fire and [WIND]wind swarm sighted. Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x4
Moss-covered Ramparts 4 3 (set an Attribute Sphere into your Sphere Grid) [WIND]Treantling sighted. -
Hidden Bog 4 3 [EARTH]Golem sighted. Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x3
Lv.1 Icon Key Sphere.png Key Sphere
Trial of Combat: Entrance 3 2 (set a Key Sphere into your Sphere Grid) [WIND]Aerouge sighted. Icon Elixir.png Elixir x3
Trial of Combat 1 4 3 (2) Boss Fire.pngRed Dragon sighted.
[FIRE]Fire swarm sighted.
-
Trial of Combat 2 4 3 (2) Boss Wind.pngCockatrice sighted.
[EARTH]Golem sighted.
-
Trial of Combat 3 5 4 (3) Boss Wind.pngVidatu sighted.
[WIND]Mindlasher sighted.
Icon Phoenix Down.png Phoenix Down x3
Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x3
Trial of Combat 4 5 4 (3) Boss Light.pngWhite Flan sighted.
[WATER]Water and [EARTH]earth swarm sighted.
-
Trial of Combat 5 6 5 (4) Boss Dark.pngDullahan sighted.
[LIGHT]Light and [DARK]dark swarm sighted.
Icon Ether.png Ether x3
Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x4
Trial of Combat 6 6 5 (4) Boss Light.pngWhite Flan sighted.
[WIND]Wind swarm sighted.
-
Runic Temple 7 6 (5) Boss Dark.pngBlack Flan sighted.
[FIRE]Fire, [WATER]water, [WIND]wind, [EARTH]earth, and [LIGHT]light swarm sighted.
Lv.2 Icon Key Sphere.png Key Sphere
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x200
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Piercing Break +100%
To Proving Grounds 4 3 (set an Auto-Ability Sphere into your Sphere Grid) [LIGHT]Light swarm sighted. -
Warhaven 4 3 [LIGHT]Light and [DARK]dark swarm sighted. -
Trial of Skill: Entrance 3 2 [WATER]Behemoth Cub sighted. -
Fork in the Road (1) 3 2 [LIGHT]Light and [DARK]dark swarm sighted. Lv.3 Icon Key Sphere.png Key Sphere
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (green).png Auto-Ability Sphere (green): Improved Criticals +100%
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (green).png Auto-Ability Sphere (green): Ability Chain +100%
Trial of Fortitude 1 6 5 [FIRE][WATER][WIND][EARTH][LIGHT][DARK]A flood of Flans blocks the way.
Break through their blockade to proceed!
Icon Gil.png Gil x1,000,000
Trial of Skill 1 4 3 A gauntlet of powerful foes block the way!
Defeat them to proceed!
-
Trial of Skill 2 5 4 Trial of Skill 1
Defeat w/ one ability: 4
A gauntlet of powerful foes block the way!
Defeat them to proceed!
-
Trial of Skill 3 6 5 Trial of Skill 2
Defeat w/ one ability: 6
Boss Light.pngA gauntlet of powerful foes block the way!
Defeat them to proceed!
Icon Silver Opener.png Silver Opener x5
Fork in the Road (2) 3 2 Trial of Fortitude 1
Enemies Defeated: 100

Trial of Skill 3
Defeat w/ one ability: 7

[LIGHT]Light swarm sighted. Lv.4 Icon Key Sphere.png Key Sphere
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Flash Break +100%
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Quick Break +20%
Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x2
Trial of Fortitude 2 6 5 [FIRE][WATER][WIND][EARTH][LIGHT][DARK]A flood of Flans blocks the way.
Break through their blockade to proceed!
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x100 
Trial of Skill 4 4 3 A gauntlet of powerful foes block the way!
Fell them rapidly and Break them strategically to clear the path!
-
Trial of Skill 5 5 4 Trial of Skill 4
Enemy attacks received: 3
-
Trial of Skill 6 6 5 Trial of Skill 5
Enemy attacks received: 2
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x150
Fork in the Road (3) 3 2 Trial of Skill 6
Enemy attacks received: 0

Trial of Fortitude 2
Enemies Broken: 100

[LIGHT]Light and [DARK]dark swarm sighted. Lv.5 Icon Key Sphere.png Key Sphere
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (green).png Auto-Ability Sphere (green): Exploit Weakness +150%
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (green).png Auto-Ability Sphere (green): Painful Break +125%
Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x3
Trial of Fortitude 3 6 5 [FIRE][WATER][WIND][EARTH][LIGHT][DARK]A flood of Flans blocks the way.
Break through their blockade to proceed!
Icon Gigantuar Bulb.png Gigantuar Bulb★3
Trial of Skill 7 4 3 Use [FIRE]fire attacks to exterminate your foes!
Beware the Flans' absorption ability!
Trial of Skill 8 5 4 Trial of Skill 7
Defeated with fire: 3
Use [WATER]water attacks to exterminate your foes!
Beware the Flans' absorption ability!
Trial of Skill 9 6 5 Trial of Skill 8
Defeated with water: 5
Use [WIND]wind attacks to exterminate your foes!
Beware the Flans' absorption ability!
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x5
Threshold of Glory 6 5 (4) Trial of Skill 9
Defeated with wind: 8

Trial of Fortitude 3
Defeated with E. Weakness: 40

Boss Dark.pngBlack Flan sighted.
[FIRE]Fire, [WATER]water, [WIND]wind, [EARTH]earth, and [LIGHT]light swarm sighted.
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x200
Icon Crystal.png Crystal x5
Lv.6 Icon Key Sphere.png Key Sphere
Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x2
The First Valley 4 3 [FIRE]Fire and [EARTH]earth swarm sighted. -
Trial of Flame 4 3 [FIRE]Red Dragon sighted. Icon Warp Shard.png Warp Shard x3
Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere x3
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Water Element Starter +8
Citadel of Flame (1) 3 1 The fire blazes!
Proceed along the correct route to extinguish the flames, but fail and you'll have to try again!
-
Citadel of Flame (2) 3 1 -
Citadel of Flame (3) 3 1 -
Citadel of Flame (4) 3 1 -
Trial of Perfervidity 4 3 [EARTH]Earth swarm sighted. Icon Warp Shard.png Warp Shard x3
Seed fire.pngFire x200,000 
Citadel of Perfervidity (1) 3 1 The fire blazes!
Proceed along the correct route to extinguish the flames, but fail and you'll have to try again!
-
Citadel of Perfervidity (2) 3 1 -
Citadel of Perfervidity (3) 3 1 -
Citadel of Perfervidity (4) 3 1 -
Citadel of Perfervidity (5) 3 1 -
Citadel of Perfervidity (6) 3 1 -
Citadel of Perfervidity (7) 3 1 -
Citadel of Perfervidity (8) 3 1 -
Citadel of Perfervidity (9) 3 1 -
Base of the Inferno 7 6 Boss Fire.pngIdol Head sighted. Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x10
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Wind Element Starter +8
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Earth Element Starter +8
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Fire Element Starter +8
Echoes of the Farplane 4 3 Boss Wind.pngVidatu sighted. -
Memories Unspoken 4 3 Boss Light.pngCyclops sighted.
Beware [LIGHT]light and [DARK]dark attacks.
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Light Element Starter +8
Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue): Dark Element Starter +8
Den of Pyreflies 6 5 In the place where the Farplane meets Palamecia, pyreflies fill the air.
You sense a [LIGHT]mysterious presence.
Icon Summon Ticket.png Summon Ticket x2
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x300
Temple: Lower Level 6 5 A powerful enemy stands in your way!
Overcome the trial to receive your just rewards!
-
Temple: Lower Level 2 7 6 -
Temple: Lowest Level 8 7 Boss Light.pngValefor sighted.
Beware [LIGHT]light attacks.
-
Treasury 1 4 3 Runic Temple: Lower Level
Battle Score: 300,000,000
Overcome the trial to receive your just rewards! Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x10
Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere х3
Treasury 2 4 3 Runic Temple: Lower Level 2
Job & Member changes: 1
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x10
Icon Gold Opener.png Gold Opener x3
Treasury 3 4 3 Runic Temple: Lowest Level
Complete Without Continues: 1
Icon Summon Ticket.png Summon Ticket x1 
Icon Ability Ticket.png Ability Ticket x10
Icon Magicite.png Magicite x150

Post-completion[edit | edit source]

Once the region has been cleared at the end of the Den of Pyreflies area, two bonus options open:

  • An extra area branch opens from the Runic Temple. Three levels have very specific high-end requirements, which open access to three "treasure" levels.
  • The boss levels gain new drops: Scroll cards for the Late August ability card batch:
Area Stamina Battles Scroll Card
Trial of Combat: Entrance 6 5 Varuna: FFX (scroll) x5
Trial of Skill: Entrance 6 5 Oblitzerator: FFX (scroll) x5
Trial of Flame 6 5 Biran & Yenke: FFX (scroll) x5
Den of Pyreflies 6 5 YAT-99: FFX (scroll) x5

Key Items[edit | edit source]

These items are gathered to unlock spaces on the Sphere Grid.

  • Icon Attribute Sphere.png Attribute Sphere
  • Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (green).png Auto-Ability Sphere (green)
  • Icon Auto-Ability Sphere (blue).png Auto-Ability Sphere (blue)
  • Icon Key Sphere.png Key Sphere

Special Fiends[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Music is from Final Fantasy X Remaster soundtrack:
Area FFX track name
Opening movie, ending areas Tidus' Theme
First areas The Blitzers
Sphere Grid The Splendid Performance
Battles, Trial of Skill Battle Theme
Trial of Combat Blitz Off!
Trial of Skill Run!!
Trial of Fire The Trials
The ending battle The Truth Revealed
Ending movie Yuna's Theme
Zanarkand
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