Golden Road's cobblestone pavement glistening under the sun

Green-haired Man inquiring about Li'l Cactus near the entrance of Maia

The Golden Road is a field region in Trials of Mana connecting Maia and Beiser.

Story[edit | edit source]

Chapter I[edit | edit source]

The Golden Road was at one time a bustling trade route, but due to monster activity brought about by the shift in the world's mana power, much of this trade has been interrupted. On the advice of Von Boyage, our heroes must brave this treacherous route to reach Valsena via Stonesplit Gap to the north. Meanwhile, the port of Beiser to the southwest is closed and heavily guarded in light of hostilities nearby.

Later, as our heroes have liberated Valsena, the Hero King sends them to Beiser in order to reach Palo across the ocean; and from Palo, they may reach Laurent and the Windstone believed to be held there.

Chapter II[edit | edit source]

As the heroes escape Beuca Island with the aid of Vuscav, the creature drops them off on the southeast beach in order that they will return to Valsena. After the Hero King tells them where to find the remaining Mana Spirits, the Golden Road becomes one of the many places Vuscav can make landfall.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

2D Version[edit | edit source]

2020 Remake[edit | edit source]

Chapter I[edit | edit source]

Treasures & Items[edit | edit source]

2020 Remake[edit | edit source]

Treasure Location Availability Notes
Chocolate (1) Under a palm tree on the beach next to Maia. Chapter I -
Cup of Wishes (1) Next to a small feeble tree in front of a waterfall close to the main road. Chapter I -

Cup of Wishes (1)

Wedged between a pil of rocks and bushes close to the main road. Chapter I -
Accessory [C1] (1) On a peninsula next to a single tree surrounded by a lake reached by following an offbeaten track. Chapter I -
Chocolate (1) In a dead end barred by dead branches and rocks close to the main path. Chapter I -
400 lucre Behind a hill close to the bridge leading to Beiser. Chapter I -
Faerie Walnut (1) Behind a tree very close to Beiser. Chapter I -

Li'l Cactus[edit | edit source]

Talk to the man on the east side of the road near Maia, then follow the paved path west to reach a fork in the road. Head north to remain on the paved path and Li'l Cactus will trigger a cutscene, after which he drops off his stamp card so that the player can track the hunt. This is the first sighting. It is also the only mandatory sighting.

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Tree of Mana
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Dangaard · Land Umber · Fiegmund · Mispolm · Xan Bie · Dolan · Lightgazer · Zable Fahr
Non-Player Characters
Bon Voyage · Vuscav · Faerie · Flammie · Goddess of Mana · Priest of Light
Class Strikes
Angela
Double Slash · Love Typhoon · Pummel Star · Spiral Rod · Dancing Rod · Ton Shatter · Hotshot
Duran
Cross Cut · Triple Slash · Spin Slash · Glint Slash · Magic Rend · Hollow Slash · Quakebringer
Kevin
Phenomenal Fist · Spin Kick · Tornado Throw · Abyssal Slice · Bastard Slam · Byakko Wave · Stardust Bomb · Genbu Kick · Blow Impact · Suzaku Aerial · Veritubach · Seiryu Strike · Dead Crush
Charlotte
Whackbam · Jump · Dash · Chop Slap · Kersplode · Bombastic · Jumbonk
Hawkeye
Poison Dagger · Swallow Throw · Shadow Slash · Dance of Roses · Slash Fury · Shadow Menace · Split Slash
Riesz
Whirlwind Spear · Lance Surge · Aerial Lance · Light Lance · Meteor Thrust · Dragon Rend · Raging Fury
Monsters
Enemies
Bosses
Fullmetal Hugger · Machine Golem R · Jewel Eater · Harcypete · Zehnoa · Bill and Ben · Gova · Machine Golem S · Beast Ludgar · Grapplavine
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Dangaard · Land Umber · Fiegmund · Mispolm · Xan Bie · Dolan · Lightgazer · Zable Fahr
Other Enemies
Locations
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Alrant · Altena · Astoria · Beiser · Diin · Dior · Dwarf Village · Ferolia · Jadd · Koropokkur Woods · Laurent · Maia · Mintas · Nevarl · Palo · Pedda · Sirhtan · Tomato Town · Valsena · Wendel
Fields
Burning Sands · Crystal Desert · Duskmoon Forest · Frostbite Fields · Golden Road · Heavensway · Jungle of Visions · Lampbloom Woods · Molebear Moors · Oblivisle · Rabite Forest · Stonesplit Gap · Volcanic Island Beuca · Woods of Wandara
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