Throughout each Act in Trails of Cold Steel 2, there are hidden side quests that will earn you more AP. Here is a guide on how to find and complete all of them.
Act 1, Part 1:
Location: Twin Dragons Bridge.
Quest: A Cry For Help.
First talk to Merchant Albel and watch the event unfold. Then you want to leave Twin Dragons Bridge and head north until you reach near Celdic East Highway 2. An event will trigger. Next head to the point where the Chest containing 100 Sepith Mass where you will find Merchant Albel being attacked by monsters. Defeat the monsters to clear the quest.
Completion Rewards: 4 AP, Red Pendulum, 2000 Mira.
December 4: Ymir – (Rest Day)
Quest: Leaf it to Me.
There will be two kids near the station named Alf and Kiki. Talk to them and select the First Choice. Next head out to Ymir Canyon. Your objective is to find two colored leaves for them. The first is located at northwest corner of Ymir Canyon 1. The second is located at the upper southeast corner of Ymir Canyon 2, near the treasure chest. Return to Ymir and talk to the kids to clear the quest.
Completion Rewards: 4AP, Mishy Plushie, 1500 Mira.
Act 1 Part 2:
Location: Nord Highlands.
Quest: Zats Amore.
Speak to Private Zats and Private Manning near the store area of Zender Gate. Accept their request and head to Nord Highlands – South. You will need to examine the wreckage of each tank marked on the map with a green exclamation mark. There will a shiny object in each of the wreckage for you to find. Examine them all and you will acquire a pendant. Return to Zender Gate and give the pendant to Zat to clear the quest.
Completion Rewards: 4 AP, EP Charge x5, 2000 Mira.
December 8: Ymir – (Rest Day 2)
Quest: Azuki Adventure.
Speak to Camilla at the General Store, and select the first choice to accept her request. Then you need to speak to the following four NPCs to clear the quest.
- Werner – The Phoenix Wings (Kitchen Area).
- Gerald – Inn & Pub (Behind the counter).
- Luke – Near Station.
- Sister Lisa – Septian Church.
Completion Rewards: 4 AP, Ymir Manjuu x10, 2000 Mira.
Act 1, Part 3:
Quest: Missin’ Kitten.
Go to Bareahard’s Central Plaza. From there head downstairs near the Underground Waterway, and speak to Old Lady Eva. Select the first choice to help her out. Then talk to following NPC’s:
- Hasan – Dining Tables by Sorciere Restaurant (Central Plaza).
- Biske – Artisan’s Street near entrance of South Kreuzen Highway.
- Female Students – Station Street (Center of map).
Next you’ll want to leave Bareahard by heading to the North Kreuzen Highway. Head to the north end of the map to find the kitten and the quest is cleared.
Completion Rewards: 4AP, Prismatic Cape.
Act 1, Part 3:
Quest: St. Veronica’s Tears.
Talk to Sister Tatiana in Bareahard Cathedral of Central Plaza to accept the quest. Next examine the Statue in Central Plaza. Then head to Underground Waterway (under the stair in Station Street). Defeat the Monster (Abyss Drome) in 2nd area to clear the quest.
Completion Rewards: 4AP, Holy Sphere.
December 12: Ymir (Rest Day 3)
Quest: Stranger Than Fishin’.
First go to the Inn & Pub and speak to Gerald behind the counter. Accept his request and leave town by going to Ymir Canyon. Next go to Ymir Canyon 2, and to the center of the map and talk to Annabelle. Then fish at the bridge, once you successfully catch the fish, there will be a boss battle. Defeat the Monster (Icy Croaker) to clear the quest.
Completion Rewards: 4 AP, Effort, Prankster, 2000 Mira.
Finale -Forward, Relentlessly
Day: December 31.
Quest: Absentee Father.
Talk to Father Paulo in Trista Chapel to accept the quest. Then you speak to the head priest of each major town/city. *Note*(If you bring Gaius and Sara with you, there will be some slight changes for the final scene). Now speak to the people listed below in the following order to clear the quest.
- Zirbel -Celdic Chapel.
- Amon -Bareahard Cathedral.
- Hamilcar -Legram Chapel.
- Homs -Roer Cathedral.
- Bernard -Ymir Chapel.
Completion Rewards: 4 AP, Acala Gem, 4500 Mira.
Epilogue: March 13 (Free Day)
Quest: Swimming Lessons: The Return.
Speak to Instructor/Major Neithardt and accept the request. You will be playing the swimming mini game. Select the opponent you want to race against, doing so will also raise their Link EXP. (This is the same swimming mini game from Cold Steel 1, if you haven’t played the original, you just need to press the buttons when rings are highlighted to gain speed.) If you manage to beat your opponent, you will get a bonus 1 AP as well. *Note* You can rematch as many times as you want.
Completion Rewards: 1+(1)AP, Zeram Capsule, 300 Link EXP.
Epilogue: March 13 (Free Day)
Quest: To Sharon, With Love.
*Note* Sharon must not be in the party.
First to Anton in front of Trista Station to accept the quest. Next you will need to talk to a NPC highlighted with a green exclamation mark. This could be Becky at the Auditorium or Micht at the Pawn Shop. When you have spoken to any of them, choose the second choice “Let’s think of another idea”. Then speak to another NPC highlighted with a green exclamation mark. If you speak to Micht, select the first choice “Brace for the Bracelet” or if you speak to Becky pick the first choice “Recommend the stone“. Choosing the correct choices you will get 2 bonus AP. *Note* Jane by the Gardening Shop is also part of this quest line, but speaking to her will cause you to fail and will only give you 1 AP. Do not speak to her.