Glaive Castle was built near the world's highest point, in front of the great waterfall said to lead to Mt. Illusia.
Under the leadership of the Dark Lord, people were enslaved and trained to fight as gladiators for the ruler's personal amusement. He would bring monsters for them to fight every day. Unfortunately, the practice has exacted a great toll on the gladiators themselves; by the time of the story, many have died. Among the fallen is Will, a slave who was friend to fellow gladiators Sumo and Amanda. He received word that the power of mana is under threat, and tells Sumo to meet with a man named Bogard to learn more. Will succumbs to his wounds, but Sumo swears to avenge him. Amanda escapes as well, her fate unknown.
Sumo then fights a second jackal, creating a diversion that allows him to escape the castle. He inadvertently catches up with Dark Lord and his right-hand man Julius as they scheme to reach the Mana Tree and take hold of the power that emanates from it. Though they are stymied, Julius notices Sumo and chases him to a precipice near the waterfall. Sumo is pushed off and falls to the steppe near Topple, otherwise left for dead.
Sumo later returns to the castle where his quest began, in hopes of rescuing Fuji and reclaiming her pendant. After winding through its sewers and lower halls, Sumo encounters a chimera on the battlements and defeats it. Descending the castle's western face, Sumo locates Fuji in a guest room, where she rejoins him.
The pair makes their way to the central tower, where Dark Lord awaits. Before Sumo squares off with his onetime master, Fuji exits stage right. The fated confrontation ends with the Dark Lord's fall. But the pendant he holds is a fake. Unbeknownst to him, Julius has again captured Fuji and has her under his thrall. By the time Sumo catches up, Fuji has recited an incantation to reverse the flow of the falls. Frustrated by Sumo's persistence, Julius again pushes his rival off a cliff before escaping with Fuji.
- Glaive Castle Bloodsands
- Glaive Castle 1F
- Glaive Castle B1
Prison cells where enslaved gladiators are kept when they are not competing in the coliseum.
- Glave Castle Moat
Sumo escapes from the coliseum by climbing down a vine during the introduction.
- Glave Castle Hall
- Glaive Castle Sewers
- Glaive Castle Baileys
- Glaive Castle Barbican (Boss Lair)
- Glaive Castle 2F
- Glaive Castle 3F
- Jackal (Boss) -- introduction only
Note: regular enemies appear only during the second visit
- Green Slime
- Dark Stalker
- Shadow Zero
- Red Wisp
- Pumpkin Bomb
- Blood Owl
- Chimera (Boss)
- Dark Lord (Boss)
Treasures & Items
- Blood Sword -- In a trap room filled with Dark Stalkers in Glave Castle 2F.
- Mana Pendant (?) -- Obtained after slaying the Dark Lord.
|Sumo · Fuji|
|Other Party Members|
|Amanda · Bogard · Cibba · Lester · Marcie · Watts|
|Dark Lord · Julius · Davias|
|Air Element · Ape · Barnacklejack · Basilisk · Beholder · Blood Owl · Bulette · Chibidevil · Cobra · Dark Stalker · Death Crab · Death Flower · Death Gauntlet · Death Scorpion · Demon · Denden · Doppel Mirror · Dragonfly · Duck Soldier · Earth Element · Evil Sword · Eye Spy · Fire Moth · Gall Fish · Garasha · Gargoyle · Gas Cloud · Ghost · Griffin Hand · Goblin · Green Slime · Grell · Guardian · Killer Bee · Land Leech · Lizardman · Magician · Mammoth · Mandrake · Manta Ray · Mega Xorn · Mimic · Minotaur · Molebear · Mummy · Mushboom · Ninja · Ogre · Orc · Pakkun Lizard · Phantasm · Porcupine · Poto · Pumpkin Bomb · Rabite · Red Wisp · Roper · Ruster · Saber Cat · Sahagin · Saurus · Sea Dragon · Shadow Zero · Skeleton · Snowman · Swamp Man · Tarantula · Tortoise Knight · Walrus · Wererat · Werewolf · Wizard · Wonder · Zombie|
|Jackal · Hydra · Vampire · Megapede · Medusa · Mind Flayer · Metal Crab · Cyclops · Grinder · Chimera · Dark Lord · Marilith · Kraken · Ifrit · Lich · Mantis Ant · Garuda · Dragon · Red Dragon · Zombie Dragon · Julius|
|Candy · Potion · Elixir · Ether · Eye Drops · Mole Whiskers · Antidote · Gold Needles · Unicorn Horn · Hi-Potion · Hi-Ether|
|Fireball · Ice Missile · Ice Rocket · Thunder Arrow · Thunderbolt · Baby Monkey · Lambsy's Pillow|
|Stat Buffing Items|
|Crystal · Bacchus's Wine · Athena's Kiss · Ea's Tear · Adaman Brew|
|Saurus Fang · Gold Dust · Opal · Ruby Baubles|
|Mattock · Keyring|
|Magic Book Items|
|Book of Curing · Book of Fire · Book of Sleep · Book of Healing · Book of Ice · Book of Silence · Book of Thunder · Book of Flare|
|Amanda's Tear · Skeleton Key · Silver Key · Moon Mirror · Rust-B-Gone · Chunk of Mythril · Mana Pendant|
|Weapon List · Armor List|
|Broadsword · Mythril Blade · Rusty Sword · Blood Sword · Ice Brand · Dragon Buster · Excalibur · Sickle · Morningstar · Mantis Sickle · Battle-Axe · Were-Buster · Demon Axe · Chain Flail · Flame Flail · Wind Spear · Thunder Spear|
|Bronze Armor · Iron Armor · Mythril Armor · Gold Armor · Diamond Armor · Flame Armor · Ice Armor · Dragon Mail · Samurai Armor · Bronze Shield · Iron Shield · Mythril Shield · Gold Shield · Diamond Shield · Fire Shield · Ice Shield · Dragon Shield · Aegis Shield · Bronze Helm · Iron Helm · Mythril Helm · Gold Helm · Diamond Helm · Samurai Helm|
|Bogard's Cabin · Dwarf Cave · Glaive Empire · Ish · Jadd · Lorim · Menos · Topple · Wendel|
|Forbidden Mines · Airship · Shifting Sands · Eastern Cave · Hidden Waterfall · Crooked Boulder · Old Mansion · Dime Tower · Gaia Pass · Glaive Castle · Mana Sanctuary · Marsh Cellar · Mt. Illusia · Kett Manor|
|Glass Desert · Palmy Desert · Marshes · Mushboom Forest · Steppe · Wendel Beach · Westlake|
|Gemma Knight · Mana Tree · Mana Sword · Stats in Adventures of Mana|
|Game Mechanics & Script|
|Version Differences · Adventures of Mana Trophies|