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The Shimmering Ruins (called the Ancient Ruins of Light in the fan translation) is a dungeon in Trials of Mana. It is where you fight Lightgazer, the Benevodon of Light. Like Gemstone Valley Daria and the Woods of Wandara, it is inaccessible without the Flammie Drum.

Enemies[]

2D Version[]

Note : each level gain correspond to the number of slain benevodon, starting from none and ending at six.

  • Dragodon (evolve from Tanpole) Lv 28 | Lv 30 | Lv 32 | Lv 34 | Lv 36 | Lv 38 | Lv 40
  • Magic Tezla Lv 28 | Lv 30 | Lv 32 | Lv 34 | Lv 36 | Lv 38 | Lv 40
  • Marmpoto Lv 28 | Lv 30 | Lv 32 | Lv 34 | Lv 36 | Lv 38 | Lv 40
  • Parpoto (spawn from Marmpoto) Lv 28 | Lv 30 | Lv 32 | Lv 34 | Lv 36 | Lv 38 | Lv 40
  • Silver Knight Lv 28 | Lv 30 | Lv 32 | Lv 34 | Lv 36 | Lv 38 | Lv 40
  • Siren Lv 28 | Lv 30 | Lv 32 | Lv 34 | Lv 36 | Lv 38 | Lv 40
  • Tanpole Lv 28 | Lv 30 | Lv 32 | Lv 34 | Lv 36 | Lv 38 | Lv 40
  • Lightgazer (boss)

2020 Remake[]

Chapter V[]

Note : each level gain correspond to the number of slain benevodon, starting from none and ending at six.

  • Dragodon (evolve from Tanpole) Lv 38 | Lv 40 | Lv 42 | Lv 44 | Lv 46 | Lv 48 | Lv 50
  • Magic Tezla Lv 38 | Lv 40 | Lv 42 | Lv 44 | Lv 46 | Lv 48 | Lv 50
  • Marmpoto Lv 38 | Lv 40 | Lv 42 | Lv 44 | Lv 46 | Lv 48 | Lv 50
  • Parpoto (spawn from Marmpoto) Lv 38 | Lv 40 | Lv 42 | Lv 44 | Lv 46 | Lv 48 | Lv 50
  • Silver Knight Lv 38 | Lv 40 | Lv 42 | Lv 44 | Lv 46 | Lv 48 | Lv 50
  • Siren Lv 38 | Lv 40 | Lv 42 | Lv 44 | Lv 46 | Lv 48 | Lv 50
  • Tanpole Lv 38 | Lv 40 | Lv 42 | Lv 44 | Lv 46 | Lv 48 | Lv 50
  • Lightgazer (boss) Lv 51

Treasures & Items[]

Treasure Boxes[]

Count: 13

Treasure Location Availability Notes
Gold Item Seed (1) On a broken path southeast of the Mana statue. Chapter V -
Gold Item Seed (1) On a lower square-shaped platform northeast of the Mana statue. Chapter V -
Gold Item Seed (1) On a broken path behind a square-shaped room in the eastern part of the map. Chapter V -
Lightgazer's Ring (1) On an elevated platform linked by a collapsible row of blocks in the eastern part of the map ; the blocks need to be raised by a nearby crystal trigger. Chapter V -
Honey Elixir (2) On a winding path beyond a collapsible row of blocks in the eastern part of the map ; the blocks need to be lowered by a nearby crystal trigger. Chapter V -
Cup of Wishes (3) On a balcony connected to a small rectangular room in the northwestern part of the map. Chapter V -
2500 lucre On a narrow winding path behind some stairs in the southwestern part of the map. Chapter V -
Honey Elixir (3) On a lower platform due east of the Mana statue. A crystal trigger must be activated in order to lower the water level. Chapter V -
??? Seed (1) On a dead end facing the Mana statue in the southern part of the map. Chapter V -
Gold Item Seed (1) At the end of a straght path in the eastern part of the map. Chapter V -
Stardust Herb (3) On an elevated platform located in the eastern part of the map and reached by jumping onto smaller ones. Chapter V -
4000 lucre On a lower path near the central plaza. Chapter V -
Cup of Wishes (3) At the end of a covered path near the central plaza. Chapter V

Li'l Cactus[]

  • Far western north-south corridor, before bridge triggered by crystal switch (no requirement for switch to be tripped).
  • In rubble, plaza southwest of gold mana statue.
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