The Cephalopod's Concoction
|“||This month's ranked battle has a special summer theme! What does Ultros have in store that only Meia and Sarah can resist?
★Featuring Ultimeh cards!★
|~ In-game description|
The Cephalopod's Concoction is a Ranked "battle tower" event available in July 2018, as part of the Summer Resort event series. It features solo battles against Ultros and Typhon... again! As a new twist, this contest is only playable by the female characters in the game.
Event Details[edit | edit source]
- Event Type -- progressive Tower Battle
- (You must have completed Chapter 1 to see this.)
First Instance[edit | edit source]
- Event time -- July 24 to August 1, 2018
- Select The Cephalopod's Concoction region spot on the Act 1 World Map -- part of the red "specials" section.
Second Instance[edit | edit source]
- Event time -- July 24 to August 1, 2019
- Select The Cephalopod's Concoction region spot on the Act 2 World Map -- it's a stand-alone spot.
How to Participate[edit | edit source]
- The player must have a female character equipped on both main and sub-job to participate. If Wol or Graff is on either one, the region's areas will not start. Valid jobs include:
For those that haven't obtained them through the main storyline, starting this event will get you:
Story[edit | edit source]
Apparently, Echo found what looked like a can of soda on the beach, and handed it off to Wol. It just looked so refreshing... (rather surprising, since the can has a picture of Ultros on its side) Instead of a nice drink, it's Ultros' own special brew of ink! Wol is seriously annoyed, Echo is nervous, and Ultros is gleeful. The octopus moves in for a long-desired kill.
It's obvious that Wol has been either poisoned or cursed. Perhaps rest will cure this... or not. Wol is in no condition to fight, so the ladies take it upon themselves to get some answers from the conniving cephalopod. The hunt is on!
Ultros sneaks back to gloat at Wol. Those who cannot fight are forgotten... so Wol's on his way out! Wol would be just as happy if the octopus would forget him... and then Sarah nails Ultros in the forehead with an arrow. Ultros is visibly upset, yelling about how his turn was active, and shooting him during his speech breaks the rules. Sarah is extremely confused.
The seven-tentacled octopus (septapus?) tries to make nice with the ladies. He notes that both he and Meia came from the sea... doesn't that make them kin? Meia is NOT pleased with such a thought, and hits him... hard. Repeatedly. Appeals to Sarah just gets the cephalopod shot with more arrows. Since that's not working out, he finally decides it's time to call in his own friend -- yep, it's Typhon (with a festive bow tie and top hat!).
Typhon isn't really interested in helping Ultros anymore, but Wol asks him to help out, and Typhon relents. Such compassion! Ultros has a friend... and the ladies have more chances to beat them up. In short order, Ultros is ready to tag out and leave the fighting entirely to Typhon, but some extra taunting from Wol keeps the cephalopod fighting on. After a major amount of walloping, Utros waves the white flag. With the fight over, Typhon quickly makes friends with the ladies, offering them his respect and sympathy. Ultros sees a last opportunity, and reaches for the helpless -- and undefended -- Wol. Oops... not so helpless! Wol kicks the surprised octopus completely off the beach.
The entire gang smiles in amusement. Wol never did drink the soda can. (I guess he did recognize the label!) The entire thing was a ruse on Wol's part, and everyone knew it except for Ultros. What a great opportunity for the ladies to get some combat practice in. It's tough being the only one on the outside of a joke, but Typhon states that's just an aspect of life that Ultros will have to get used to.
Event Map[edit | edit source]
|“||Palamecia's loveliest ladies are ready to dish out a helping of pain to one of the deadliest eight-legged beasts ever to terrorize Palamecia!||„|
|~ World Map description|
The player must have a female job equipped in both the main and sub-job spaces, or the area will be blocked before it can be started. Ultimate Hero Jobs Lightning and Y'Shtola can be used, and will cover for ANY valid job in the game -- the important part is the female appearance!
The player progresses through the first 14 "Site" areas in a linear fashion. Each level features increasingly powerful foes. Every level in these first 14 features Ultros as the final foe. Areas can be revisited as long as the player is still standing on them, but Ultros only shows as a final boss once for each area.
Odd-numbered areas cannot be revisited once the player steps off of them, but the even-numbers areas CAN be teleported to, so the player can collect Summer Break Ultros (Card)s, and possibly Professor Alraune (Card) through re-plays.
After completing the initial 14 areas, the player enters the "Phantasmic Coil" areas. This is a set of 5 areas that repeat in an infinite loop, also with an increasing difficulty with each area finished.
- On the event's 2018 appearance, Ultros would team up with individual bosses.
- On the event's 2019 appearance, Ultros instead stays in the "background" where he can't be targeted, and spams Wall and Snipe spells on the others. 2019 also features the new Neslug boss as the final foe on every Coil level.
There are 20 areas and 8 treasure chests. Since the last treasure chest (in the Phantasmic Coil) automatically regenerates, the region can technically never be completed.
Areas[edit | edit source]
All areas carry the warning "Only Sarah, Meia and Sophie jobs are available."
|Area||Stamina||Battles||Description||2018 Reward||2019 Reward|
|Starting Point||-||-||(starting point)||-|
|1st Site||5||2 (1)||Ultros awaits.
Wind swarm sighted.
|2nd Site||5||2 (1)||Ultros awaits.
| Summon Ticket x1
Gold Opener x1
| Summon Ticket x1|
Phoenix Down x3
|3rd Site||5||2 (1)||Ultros awaits.
Wind swarm sighted.
|4th Site||5||2||Ultros awaits.|| Mog Amulet x1
Phoenix Down x3
| Ether x3|
|5th Site||6||3 (2)||Ultros awaits.
|6th Site||6||3 (2)||Ultros awaits.
| Crystal x3
|7th Site||6||3 (2)||Ultros awaits.
|8th Site||7||3||Ultros awaits.|| Fire x150,000
| Gigantuar Bulb★3|
|9th Site||7||3 (2)||Ultros and Typhon await.||-||Earth x100,000|
|10th Site||7||3 (2)||Ultros and Typhon await.
| Light x150,000
| Ability Ticket x30|
|11th Site||7||3 (2)||Ultros and Typhon await.
|12th Site||7||3 (2)||Ultros and Typhon await.
|Ether x3||Magicite x100|
|13th Site||7||3 (2)||Ultros and Typhon await.
|Final Stage||7||3||Ultros and Typhon await.|| Summon Ticket x1
Ability Ticket x20
| Ability Ticket x50|
Summon Ticket x2
|Phantasmic Coil 1||8||3||Ultros and Lich await.||-|
|Phantasmic Coil 2||8||3||Ultros and Tonberry King await.||-|
|Phantasmic Coil 3||8||3||Ultros and Marilith await.||-|
|Phantasmic Coil 4||8||3||Ultros and Alraune await.||-|
|Phantasmic Coil 5||8||3||Ultros and Typhon await.|| Ability Ticket x3
(on completing each loop of 5)
|Ability Ticket x5|
Prizes[edit | edit source]
Along with the treasure chests, Ultros can also drop Summer Break Ultros (Card), and a few levels will feature Professor Alraune, who can drop a new "Ultimeh" card: Professor Alraune. This is a Monk card, meant as a lesser form of Duncan. While not as powerful as a Supreme Card, it still packs a punch.
Ranking[edit | edit source]
|Final Ranking||2018 Reward||2019 Reward|
|1 - 50|
|51 - 100|
|101 - 500|
|501 - 1000|
|1,001 - 2,000|
|2,001 - 3,000|
|3,001 - 5,000|
|5,001 - 10,000|
|10,001 - 20,000|
|20,001 - 30,000|
Fiends[edit | edit source]
|The Stars:||The Sub-bosses||The fodder|
Reference[edit | edit source]
Summer Break Ultros boasts a few extra visual details:
- He has a beach umbrella over his head
- Two arms hold fans, decorated with Tonberry and Fire Bomb artworks
- Two arms are waving banners with Kanji of some sort on them.
- Two arms hold plates of shaved ice (cherry and blue raspberry??)
- one arm holds a blue popsicle.
- Three of the arms have life preservers on them.
The can of soda at the beginning of the event has a picture of Ultros on its front, with the name "Orthros" printed below it. The two names are synonymous in Japan, and Orthros has appeared in Final Fantasy I.