Snow Queen Quest

Ice Castle 1F (氷の城1F)

  • Event at the Courtyard.
  • Receive the event item, Mirror Frame (かがみのわく).
  • Yukino and Ayase join as default team members.
  • Three optional characters can be recruited in SQQ:
    • Nanjo is available in the Infirmary (保健室), you may decline him for now and come back to recruit him later.
    • Elly is available in the Library (図書室).
    • Once you have recruited either one or both of the above members, head to the Cafeteria (学食) for an awakening battle.
    • Brown will propose to join if you still have a vacancy.

The Towers (塔)

There are four major dungeons in the SQQ:

  • Hypnos Tower: Accessible in the Fencing Club. The foes within are the weakest.
  • Nemesis Tower: Accessible in the Library. The foes within are of medium strength.
  • Thanatos Tower: Accessible in Class 2-1, opposite the Library. The foes within are the strongest.
  • Devil's Peak: Accessible in Class 1-1, across the Fencing Club. An optional dungeon divided into four parts, the first three parts will be unlocked once you cleared the above three Towers respectively. The fourth part will be available after clearing the game. All of the demons encountered in the three Towers can be found in this place. You may use this area to gain more EXP and collect spell cards. However, there are no treasure chests within. The four sections are connected by an independent staircase, you do not need to clear the Tower in any sequence in order to enter the higher level of the Devil's Peak.

Mirror Shards (かがみのはへん)

Depending on the amount of Mirror Shards you have collected, you will earn a specific Ending:

  • Bad Ending: If you collect less than 8 Mirror Shards, you will get the Bad Ending.
  • Good Ending: If you collect at least 8 of the 12 Mirror Shards, you will get the Good Ending.

If you collect all 12 Mirror Shards, you will be awarded the Spiegel set of equipment specifically for the MC at the later part of the game. The locations of the 12 Mirror Shards are listed below:

# Location Conditions
1 Hypnos Tower 3F Pinch Principal Ooishi and Vice-Principal Hanya in the Dream World, then talk to them at the 3F.
2 Hypnos Tower 3F Pinch Tamaki and Tadashi in the Dream World, then talk to them at 3F.
3 Hypnos Tower 8F Defeating the boss of the Hypnos Tower.
4 Nemesis Tower 1F Choose not to save Toro and Tsutomu, inside large chest with Michiko's Letter.
(Do not take this or you'll miss out on getting all 12 Mirror Shards!)
5 Nemesis Tower 5F/6F/8F Defeating the boss of the Nemesis Tower.
6 & 7 Cafeteria After conquering Nemesis Tower, Toro will give you 2 Mirror Shards if you saved him and Tsutomu.
8 - 10 Tartarus (In Thanatos Tower) Inside the unique treasure chests.
11 Tartarus (In Thanatos Tower) Buy it from Mariko for 5,000 Yen in the room with the empty chest.
12 Thanatos Tower 6F Inside chest, choose the left treasure chest.
13 Thanatos Tower 7F Defeating the boss of the Thanatos Tower.
  • Notice there are 13 Mirror Shards total, but you will only be able to get either Mirror Shard 4 or Mirror Shards 6 and 7. If you wish to complete the Mirror Frame, do not take Mirror Shard 4!

Ambrosia (アンブロシア)

  • Ambrosia are an important item used for exchanging into Totems to unlock the ultimate Personas of each characters. You may get 2 to 5 Ambrosia, depending on what order you took to conquer the Towers:
1st Tower (# Ambrosia) 2nd Tower (# Ambrosia) 3rd Tower (# Ambrosia) Total # Ambrosia
Hypnos Tower (0) Nemesis Tower (1) Thanatos Tower (1) 2 Ambrosia
Hypnos Tower (0) Thanatos Tower (2) Nemesis Tower (1) 3 Ambrosia
Nemesis Tower (2) Hypnos Tower (0) Thanatos Tower (1) 3 Ambrosia
Nemesis Tower (2) Thanatos Tower (1) Hypnos Tower (1) 4 Ambrosia
Thanatos Tower (3) Hypnos Tower (1) Nemesis Tower (1) 5 Ambrosia
Thanatos Tower (3) Nemesis Tower (1) Hypnos Tower (1) 5 Ambrosia

In order to be able to clear Thanatos Tower as the first dungeon, you will need to seriously prepare your party. There is a separate section describing the work that can increase the odds of success.


Conquering the Towers

There are a few things to know about these Towers:

  • Your journeys in the Towers are timed, you are given 3 hours each Tower. The timer only counts the duration of walking in the dungeon in 1st person view. All other occasions, including menus, encounters, conversations in rooms, and cutscenes do not count.
  • Remember, you cannot save your game at any of the three Towers, thus players can only perform a suspend save. Which means once your party is annihilated, you'll have to restart the Tower over again. To minimize possible frustration, you may connect your PSP to the PC with a USB cable and keep a backup of the suspend save file. The suspend save is found at "\PSP\SAVEDATA\ULUS10432CNTI\". After doing that, you should be good to go!!

Hypnos Tower (ヒュプノスの塔)

  • The gate to the Tower is at the Fencing Club (フェンシング部室). You have until 12 o' clock to conquer this Tower or else it is game over.
  • 2F: Trish's Spring and Velvet Room.
  • 3F: Armor Shop, Weapon Shop, and Dream World Entrance.
  • There are two rooms in 3F where the students and staff are sleeping: Tadashi, Tamaki, and Nurse Natsumi are in one room; and Principal Ooishi and Vice-Principal Hanya are in the other. If you want to get two Mirror Shards, you will have to pinch them inside the Dream World. (The Dream World is not necessary for completion, only if you want the Mirror Shards.)

Dream World (反夢界)

  • East Room: Nurse Natsumi's (夏美先生) dream.
  • South Room: Principal Ooishi's (大石校長) and Vice-Principal Hanya's (反谷教頭) dream. Pinch them to get Mirror Shard 1.
  • Northeast Room: Tamaki's (たまきちゃん) and Tadashi's (ただしくん) dream. Pinch them to get Mirror Shard 2.
  • Northwest Room: Meet with the guardian of the Tower, Kumi Hirose (広瀬久美). If you pinch Kumi here, Hypnos will become stronger.

Hypnos Tower, After Dream World

  • 3F: If you have pinched them in the Dream World. Talk to Principal Ooishi and Vice-Principal Hanya in their room for a Mirror Shard. Then talk to Tamaki and Tadashi in their room for another Mirror Shard.
  • 8F - Hypnos' Chamber: Event which leads to the battle against the boss.
  • You will be awarded with a Mirror Shard for defeating the boss.
  • Depending on the order you have conquered the Towers determines the amount of Ambrosia you will be awarded:
    • 0 Ambrosia: If you conquered Hypnos first; or if you have conquered Nemesis first and Hypnos second.
    • 1 Ambrosia: If you conquered Nemesis, Thanatos, and Hypnos last; or if you have conquered Thanatos first and Hypnos second/last.
  • You will end up in Class 1-1, you also will unlock the 2F and 3F of the Devil's Peak.

Nemesis Tower (ネメシスの塔)

  • The gate to the Tower is at the Library (図書室).
  • Before challenging this Tower, stock up on Dis-Stones or Slick Drops. You can also fuse some Personas that resist Stone conditions.
  • 1F: Meet with the guardian of the Tower, Michiko Matsudaira (松平美智子).
  • 2F: Armor Shop and Weapon Shop.
  • 3F: Velvet Room.
  • Torture Chamber (3F): Event with Toro (トロ) and Tsutomu (黒瓜). Michiko offer two choices:
    • If you want to get a Mirror Shard and a hint on how to defeat Michiko, go through the right door behind Michiko. (Do not take this path or you'll miss out on getting all 12 Mirror Shards!) You will go through 3F > 4F > 5F Pitfall > 4F Pitfall > 3F Pitfall > 2F > 1F. Then there is a large treasure chest in the room on the 1F containing a Mirror Shard and a letter telling you that Michiko is at her weakest if you don't waste any time getting to her. Then to exit, you will go through 1F > 2F > 3F Pitfall > 2F near the Shops.
    • If you want to save your friends, go through the left door. This is the recommended path since you will obtain two Mirror Shards in the end from Toro at the Cafeteria in the Ice Castle. (Take this path to get all 12 Mirror Shards!)
  • 4F: Trish's Spring.
  • Even though Michiko specifically states there are no time limits in her Tower and to take your time, there is a catch:
    • If you reach her in less than 20 minutes, you will fight her Persona on the 5F at her weakest.
    • If you reach her in less than 1 hour, you will fight her Persona on the 6F at normal power.
    • If you reach her in more than 1 hour, you will fight her Persona on the 8F at her strongest.
    • However, waiting for more than 1 hour allows you to gain access to a room on the 7F. There are four treasure chests containing the Luna Blade, Sol Blade, Twin Bird as well as the Totem, Present; which allows you to create the Persona, PRIESTESS Urdr.
  • 5F/6F/8F - Nemesis' Chamber: Event which leads to the battle against the boss.
  • You will be awarded with a Mirror Shard for defeating the boss.
  • Depending on the order you have conquered the Towers determines the amount of Ambrosia you will be awarded:
    • 1 Ambrosia: If you have conquered Hypnos/Thanatos first and Nemesis second/last.
    • 2 Ambrosia: If you have conquered Nemesis first.
  • You will end up in Class 1-1, you also will unlock the 4F and 5F of the Devil's Peak.

Thanatos Tower (タナトスの塔)

NOTICE: If you have already collected 6 Mirror Shards and this is your final Tower, your decisions here will affect if you can get the Normal Ending or "Another Ending", aka Bad Ending. SAVE before, or keep a back up if you wish to see both endings!

If you are doing the Max Ambrosia Run, make sure you are prepared first before attempting the Thanatos Tower. Most importantly, remember there are some things to note inside this Tower:

  • If any character dies here, his/her Persona will be sealed. You will have to go to the first room in Tartarus located on the 2F to reclaim any sealed Personas.
  • Most of the demons have instant death skills or extremely strong magical skills, make sure to equip Personas protected against this.
  • The demons are likely to be of a higher Level than your party. Until you are able to obtain spell cards from them, thus you may have to ask them for items from every Contact you were able to get an Eager or Eager + Happy emotion at the end.

Once you're ready to take on this Tower:

  • The gate to the Tower is at Class 2-1. You have until 12 o' clock to conquer this Tower or else it is game over.
  • Before challenging this Tower, be sure to have 5,000 Yen on you to purchase a Mirror Shard.
  • 1F: Meet with the guardian of the Tower, Yuriko Yamamoto (山本百合子). She tells you in order to proceed you must blow out one of two candles, but there is a consequence:
    • Blowing out the left candle seals the MC's Persona.
    • Blowing out the right candle seals Yukino's Persona. (Usually recommended for the Max Ambrosia Run.)
  • 2F: Tartarus Entrance.

Tartarus (タルタロス)

NOTICE: If you are trying to aim for the "Another Ending", aka Bad Ending. Do not collect any of these Mirror Shards!

  • Central West Room: You can reclaim any sealed Personas here. You have to examine the reflections in order to retrieve them.
  • Northeast Room: Obtain one Mirror Shard in the central chest.
  • Central North Room: Obtain one Mirror Shard in the central chest.
  • Southwest Room: Obtain one Mirror Shard in the central chest.
  • North Room: Purchase the Mirror Shard from Mariko Yabe (矢部真理子) for 5,000 Yen.

Thanatos Tower, After Tartarus

  • 3F: Armor Shop, Trish's Spring, Velvet Room, and Weapon Shop.
  • 6F: Yuriko plays another game, this time you can only open up one treasure chest out of the two:
    • Opening the left chest gives you the Mirror Shard. (Recommended if you want to obtain all 12 Mirror Shards!)
    • Opening the right chest seals Ayase's Persona. (You will permanently miss out on all 12 Mirror Shards by opening this!)
  • 7F - Thanatos' Chamber: Event which leads to the battle against the boss.
  • You will be awarded with a Mirror Shard for defeating the boss.
  • Depending on the order you have conquered the Towers determines the amount of Ambrosia you will be awarded:
    • 1 Ambrosia: If you have conquered Hypnos, Nemesis, and Thanatos last; or if you have conquered Nemesis first and Thanatos second/last.
    • 2 Ambrosia: If you have conquered Hypnos first and Thanatos second.
    • 3 Ambrosia: If you have conquered Thanatos first.
  • You will end up in Class 1-1, you also will unlock the 6F and 7F of the Devil's Peak.

Ice Castle 1F (氷の城1F)

  • Before challenging the boss at the Courtyard, stock up on Dis-Para. Also fuse some Personas that absorb Ice.
  • Event at the Courtyard.
    • If you have collected less than 8 Mirror Shards, Boss Fight A will happen.
    • If you have collected more than 8 Mirror Shards, Boss Fight B will happen.
  • After beating Boss Fight A, you will watch the Bad Ending.
  • But if you have collected more than 8 Mirror Shards, watch the event with Tomomi Fujimori (藤森知美). The Mirror Frame will change into the Spiegel Shield for the MC.
  • Head to the southern room that was previously frozen shut, it is now unlocked. There will be a sphere of light, talk to the person who is not in your party to receive an item from them. Nanjo will give you a Phurba Dagger, Brown will give you a Scorching Tablet, and Elly will give you a Full Moon Tablet. Touch the sphere of light to warp to 2F.

Ice Castle 2F ~ 11F (氷の城2F~11F)

  • 3F: If you have collected all 12 Mirror Shards, collect the Spiegel Set in the central room.
  • 4F: Talk to Raiho (ヒーホ君) to teleport to the 5F in the southeast room.
  • You can also exchange your Ambrosia by traveling southwest and cross the area full of pitfalls to a specific pitfall that'll land you on 3F near a room. There you can exchange all of the Ambrosia you have obtained from the Towers for Totems, to fuse the ultimate Personas for your party. First speak to Raiho and he can exchange an Ambrosia for the MC's Totem or speak to your party members for their own specific Totems.

After Clearing

The Summit of the Devil's Peak (悪魔の山) will be unlocked.

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