This page is a walkthrough for the second visit to Mt Bur-Omisace which takes place after the events at the Stilshrine of Miriam. If this is your first visit to Mt Bur-Omisace after travelling through the Golmore Jungle, you should navigate to the first Mt Bur-Omisace walkthrough page.
After leaving the Stilshrine of Miriam, you must now travel back to Mt Bur-Omisace. You can either walk back there by running through the Paramina Rift, the way you came, or you can teleport to the mountain using the orange Save Crystal to teleport directly there. Notice that it is now raining when you arrive.
There are no new items available at either of the vendors, unless you are playing the Zodiac Age version of the game, in which case there are new weapons and armor which can be purchased. A list of the items that you can still purchase is included below:
Travel up the Temple Approach, past all of the destruction and awe struck refugees, towards the Hall of Light. Push open the Gate of the Holy Circle and enter.
Hall of the Light
There is a short cutscene that takes place when you enter the Hall. The Judge has already killed Gran Kiltias Anastasis and then makes a move on Ashe and the rest of the party, demanding the Sword of Kings. This will throw you directly into your next boss battle.
The boss battle against Judge Bergan can be referred to as a gear-check battle; a MMORPG term that describes a battle with no particular strategy requirements. Rather, you just need to be stronger than your opponent. You need to do more damage to Judge Bergan than he and his backup Judges do to you ensuring that you have enough HP and can do enough overall damage.
Three other Judges will join the battle and start attacking the team from behind. They start off fairly close to you whereas Judge Bergan starts off quite far away; he also takes his sweet time walking over to join the battle. This gives you plenty of opportunity to get some attacks in on them or take them out completely very early on in the fight.
Defeat all three of the Judges before you turn to Judge Bergan. You can use either your Quickenings or summon one of your Espers to make the battle easier, but there really isn’t much strategy to this fight. Keep the curative spells and items going and keep your damage up and outlast them all. Judge Bergan will start countering attacks a lot more later on in the fight so be prepared to take a barrage of damage.
As mentioned, this is a gear check fight, so the best recommendation if you are having trouble with this fight is to go back out and level up your characters if needed.
The team will leave the temple at the end of the fight and will decide to travel to the Imperial City of Archades. Rather than travel by air or by sea, they will choose to travel by way of the Salikawood by heading north from Nalbina. Before that though, speak to the Acolyte standing in front of the temple and he will provide you with the Stone of the Condemner.
Make sure you do not leave before grabbing the Stone of the Condemner!
It is now time to take care of some new side quests that have become available. Navigate to the next page for more information.