The Ancient Battlefield is named after the countless wars between Erebonia and Calvard over the territory now known as Crossbell during the Middle Ages. Spirits of fallen soldiers still roam the battlefield. It was thoroughly investigated in S.1184, and a year later, the enormous bell found overlooking the Sun Fort, similar to the one in the Moon Temple and Stargazer's Tower, was moved to Crossbell City's Central Square.
The bridge connecting the Ancient Battlefield with the road is broken down and repairs aren't finished until the fourth day of the Crossbell Anniversary Festival, when two tourists from Armorica Village go missing exploring it. The Special Support Section and the Bracer Guild are called to find the tourists, which they find separated. While Scott stays behind to protect one of them, the SSS finds the other about to be attacked by ancient monsters, too powerful for them to defeat. Arios MacLaine comes to their aid, and commends Lloyd for being able to hold out. The way to the Sun Fort remains closed, however.
The Sun Fort is finally accessed after the attack on Crossbell by brainwashed Revache and Crossbell Guardian Force members. The SSS and Chief Sergei Lou drive to the Battlefield, though the latter is injured due to gunfire from CGF vehicles that Noel Seeker ends up dispatching. Estelle and Joshua are waiting for them, having found out Joachim Guenter's base in the Sun Fort and opened the way, and join the SSS to arrest the doctor.
|Enemy||Map 1||Map 2||Underground Passage||Map 3||Map 4|
|Cursed Shield||✓||✓||W/ Vampire Thorn|
|Saccharine Tomartian||W/ Vampire Thorn||W/ Vampire Thorn||W/ Vampire Thorn|
|1||Teara Balm||Inside, you find a shirt that reads 'I checked this chest|
twice and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.' You decide to
not take it with you.
|2||U-Material||You brute! I can't believe you took my chestity like that!|
You had better take responsibility!
|3||Celestial Balm||We chest people are actually in the middle of a war.|
I can't give you more items because I'm rationing.
Good luck with your quest, though.
|4||Curia Balm||I should really think about getting a roof installed.|
|5||Hit 3||H-How did you see me?|
|6||Heal||Monsters: Living Totem ×4, Cursed Shield ×2|
|Meh. The NEC PC-8801 version of this chest|
had a way better soundtrack. It was before your
time. You wouldn't get it.
|7||Proxy Puppet||We're working on a mod that replaces Randy with|
a pepperoni pizza. Please look forward to it.
|8||Teara Balm||Did you know that Tria, the receptionist at the Crossbell|
News Service, has a red pyramid on her desk?
...Well, now you do.
|9||Celestial Balm||Listen, I'm not that kind of chest. I was drunk|
and young and I thought it would be okay if
it was you.
|10||Horizon Rod||Use it well, comrade in rods.|
|11||Teara Balm||Please take our chest satisfaction survey.|
|12||Celestial Balm||You need the 'More Chest Messages' DLC|
to view this message.
|13||EP Charge||If a cluttered chest is a sign of a cluttered|
mind, then what's an empty chest a sign of?
A no-good thief!
|14||HP 3||They say that to err is human. Indeed,|
by your hands, I am now naught but air.
|15||U-Material||Inside the chest you find a smaller chest. Inside|
that chest is an even smaller chest. Inside that
is another even smaller chest. Inside that chest...
|16||Battle Jacket||You open the chest and peer downward, only|
to find a clay hand making a certain gesture.
|17||Teara Balm||You check the chest to see it full of fan mail|
addressed to the SSS. It's sweet, but you
wonder how it got there.
|18||Scent||Monsters: Living Totem ×4, Cursed Shield ×2|
|You may have met my brethren. Between|
you and me...they're a little unhinged.
- Missing Tourists: Two tourists go missing in the Battlefield.
- The Many Famous Views of Crossbell: The Sun Fort viewed from behind the bell's former spot in Map 2 is one of the locations to be photographed.
- Ancient Battlefield Monster Extermination: Dark Legend can be found at the northeastern end of Map 4.
Map of Crossbell State