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The Underground Palace (also referred to as the Earth Palace) is a dungeon in Secret of Mana. One of the world"s eight Mana Palaces, it lies hidden beneath Dwarf Village. Home to the Mana Seed of Earth and the earth elemental Gnome, the Underground Palace is the second to be visited by Randi and his party.

Story[]

The search for Major Dyluck had only begun when Elinee had squared off with the party and her pet was defeated. The witch, however, cannot break the seal she had cast on the palace. Instead, the trio takes a shortcut through the Haunted Forest and heads back to the Water Palace on Sage Luka's orders. There, they learn of Undine's distress and must go to her cave behind the palace falls to save her. As thanks for their aid, the water spirit lends Primm and Popoi her powers.

Breaking the crystal seal in an underground cavern, Randi's troupe makes its way into the palace amid an infestation of monsters. They reach Gnome on the fourth floor, but he runs off thinking the Empire is after him. In the room behind them, Randi and co. face a Fire Gigas, Undine at their side, and defeat it.

As they approach the altar where the Seed of Earth rests, Gnome greets the party and lends them his powers as well.

Walkthrough[]

Entrance to the Underground Palace

Go inside and have sprite use Undine (Freeze) on the Crystal Orb; this freezes the lava, making it now possible to go through the Underground Palace.

Kill the Goblins near the door, and then open that door. The stairs straight ahead are blocked by a pot of fire; to get rid of this, take both the left and right path and step on the switch that is at the end.

On your way are two Chess Knights; though they are not as aggressive as the Goblins, they have high speed/evade, so avoiding them is best for now. Go up the stairs and step on any of the two switches to activate the bridge. Continue north, follow the trail, and equip the Whip.

Map of the Underground Palace

In the next room is a duo of stakes. Whip yourself to the other side, but watch out for the Green Drop that awaits you on the other side-you might want to take care of it before by firing a long-range weapon. Go all the way north from there.

In the next room, go north again, and keep the Sprite alive. Move on, and you will eventually reach the stage room. Gnome is here, but is a little unfriendly, and cowardly runs off once he notices something coming. You will enter a boss battle with Fire Gigas.

Underground Palace Boss Battle

After defeating this boss, head north. Here is, besides Gnome, a seed just like in the Water Palace. Talk to Gnome, who in return for getting rid of Fire Gigas bestows his magical abilities upon the girl and the sprite. When you are finished, go to the Earth Seed and gain its powers. Sprite will regain his memory by doing that, and indicates that the Upper Land is his home.

To exit the Underground Palace, you can go by foot or use the Magic Rope to immediately return to the entrance.


Speculation[]

  • Since Secret of Mana used the original maps of Chrono Trigger(which were discarded for new maps usable for turn-based games when the Super Nintendo CD Add-On was canceled) and the World Map shows a Palace at the location of Sage Jock distinct from the Palace representing the Palace of Darkness(which like the Underground Palace is in a Cave) it is possible that Chrono Trigger intended the Underground Palace to be a Light Palace to contrast the Palace of Darkness.
  • Conversely the Underground Palace and the Palace of Darkness could be the Sun and Moon Palaces(or even Sun Palace and Sun Keep) in the Middle Ages after the Moon Palace(which was visibly floating in the heavens) had crashed into either the top of the mountain containing the Sun Palace or into the mountain's base sometime following the fall of Zeal in Antiquity.


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Characters
Heroes
Randi · Primm · Popoi
Mana Spirits
Undine · Gnome · Jinn · Salamander · Shade · Wisp · Luna · Dryad
Villains
Vandole Empire
Emperor Vandole · Thanatos · Fanha · Geshtar · Sheex
Others
Elinee · Scorpion Army
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Cannon Brothers · Dyluck · Elliott · Elman · Flammie · Gemma · Sage Joch · Karon · Krissie · Luka · Mara · Admiral Meria · Commander Morie · Neko · Pecard · Phanna · Rudolph · Santa Claus · Sergo · Serin · Timothy · King Truffle · Watts
Monsters
Enemy List
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Boss List
Mantis Ant · Tropicallo · Spikey Tiger · Tonpole · Biting Lizard · Fire Gigas · Wall Face · Kilroy · Jaberwocky · Spring Beak · Great Viper · Mech Rider 1 · Boreal Face · Frost Gigas · Minotaur · Doom Wall · Vampire · Metal Mantis · Mech Rider II · Lime Slime · Blue Spike · Gorgon Bull · Dark Stalker · Shadows · Aegagropilon · Hydra · Kettle Kin · Snap Dragon · Hexas · Mech Rider III · Dragon Worm · Snow Dragon · Axe Beak · Red Dragon · Thunder Gigas · Blue Dragon · Buffy · Dread Slime · Dark Lich · Mana Beast
Items
Item List
Candy · Chocolate · Royal Jam · Faerie Walnut · Medical Herb · Cup of Wishes · Magic Rope · Flammie Drum · Moogle Belt · Midge Mallet · Barrel
Equipment
Armor List
Headgear
Bandana · Hair Ribbon · Rabite Cap · Head Gear · Quill Cap · Steel Cap · Golden Tiara · Raccoon Cap · Quilted Hood · Tiger Cap · Circlet · Unicorn Helm · Dragon Helm · Duck Helm · Needle Helm · Cockatrice Cap · Amulet Helm · Griffin Helm · Faerie Crown
Body Armor
Overalls · Fung Fu Suit · Minor Robe · Chain Vest · Spiky Suit · Kung Fu Dress · Fancy Overalls · Chest Guard · Golden Vest · Ruby Vest · Tiger Suit · Tiger Two-Piece · Magical Armor · Flower Suit · Battle Suit · Vestguard · Vampire Cape · Power Suit · Faerie Cloak
Accessories
Wristband · Elbow Pad · Power Vambrace · Wolf's Band · Silver Band · Golem Ring · Ivy Amulket · Gold Bracelet · Lazuli Vambrace · Guardian Ring · Vambrace · Dragon Coil · Watcher Ring · Imp's Ring · Faerie's Ring
Weapon List
Swords
Rusty Sword · Cutlass · Herald Sword · Claymore · Excalibur · Masamune · Gigas Sword · Dragon Buster · Mana Sword
Spears
Spear · Heavy Spear · Sprite's Poleaxe · Partisan · Halberd · Oceanid Spear · Gigas Land · Dragon Lance · Daedalus Lance
Axes
Watt's Axe · Lode Axe · Stout Axe · Battle Axe · Pyrite Axe · Were-Buster · Great Axe · Gigas Axe · Doom Axe
Whips
Leather Whip · Black Whip · Backhand Whip · Chain Flail · Silver Flail · Morning Star · Hammer Flail · Nimbus Chain · Gigas Flail
Boomerangs
Boomerang · Chakram · Lode Boomerang · Rising Run · Titan Boomerang · Cobra Shuttle · Frizbar · Shuriken · Ninja's Trump
Gloves
Spike Knuckles · Power Glove · Moogle Claw · Chakra Hand · Heavy Glove · Hyper-Wrist · Griffin Claws · Drgon Claws · Aura Glove
Bows
Chobin's Bow · Iron Bow · Long Bow · Great Crossbow · Silver Bow · Elfin Bow · Wing Bow · Doom Bow · Garuda Buster
Javelins
Pole Dart · Javelin · Light Trident · Trident · Silver Pilum · Imp's Fork · Elf's Harpoon · Dragon Dart · Valkyrian
Spells
Undine's Spells
Freeze · Acid Storm · HP Absorb · Cure Water · Remedy · Ice Saber
Gnome's Spells
Gem Missile · Earth Slide · Slow Down · Defender · Speed Up · Stone Saber
Sylphid's Spells
Air Blast · Thunderbolt · Silence · Analyzer · Balloon · Thunder Saber
Salamando's Spells
Fireball · Lava Wave · Exploder · Flame Saber · Fire Bouquet · Blaze Wall
Shade's Spells
Dark Force · Evil Gate · Dispel Magic
Shade's Spells
Lucid Barrier · Light Saber · Lucent Beam
Luna's Spells
Lunar Magic · Change Form · MP Absorb · Moon Energy · Lunar Boost · Moon Saber
Dryad's Spells
Burst · Sleep Flower · Wall · Revivifier · Mana Magic
Locations
The Empire · Ice Country (Crystal Forest - Frozen Forest - Santa's House - Tropics) · Kakkara (Kakkara Desert - Sandship) · Lighthouse Isle · Lofty Mountains · Lost Continent · Turtle Shell Isle · Upper Land (Forest of Seasons - Great Forest)
Settlements
Dwarf Village · Gold City · Kakkara · Kippo Village · Mandala (Mandala Temple) · Matango (Fung Castle) · Moogle Village · Northtown · Pandora (Pandora Castle) · Potos Village · Southtown · Sprite Village · Tasnica · Todo Village
Mana Palaces
Fire Palace · Light Palace · Moon Palace · Palace of Darkness · Tree Palace · Underground Palace · Water Palace · Wind Palace
Dungeons
Cave of the White Dragon · Gaia's Navel · Gold Tower · Grand Palace · Haunted Forest · Ice Palace · Imperial Palace · Joch's Cave · Mana Fortress · Northtown Ruins · Pandora Ruins · Pure Land · Scorpion Army ship · Sewers · Undine's Cave · Witch's Castle
Other
Bosses · Weapons · Armor · Items · Stats in Secret of Mana · Mana Beast · Mana Seeds · Mana Sword · Mana Tree
Game Mechanics & Script
Version Differences · Unused Content · Secret of Mana Trophies
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