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Winds of Change - Main Story Guide

Written by Bobby Thornbody   /   Updated: May 14, 2021    


A guide to walk you through the story from start to finish, gathering as much as possible.

Walkthrough Guide



Opening Notes



This guide will take you from start to finish with all major information being outlined. This includes where to find any Chats, Party Banter conversations, Parallel Chronicles, Heart-to-Heart conversations, loyalty scenes, books, Purity/Corruption choices and any other necessary info to get the full experience out of the story.

While the locations of the Chats will be outlined, any choices or emotional response options within them will not, as they are not crucial to the story, but merely add more to it. It is advised that you read through them and/or make your own choices regardless. Likewise, the Parallel Chronicles are not necessary for completion, though, again, they add more to the story.

With any Heart-to-Heart conversations, you must view them in order. If you're in an area that should have one, but it doesn't, you've missed the previous one. These conversations are required to earn the loyalty of your party members. With Valessa and Sovy, you must have their loyalty before the final Act for them to survive the final battle.

Also, you are not limited to only choosing Flirty/Romantic options with only one party member. In fact, there are a couple Party Banters that you can only get if you flirt with Ulric or Valessa while already dating Fortaime.

One last thing to note. With important choices, some of them contain spoiler notes for the final battle. It is up to you as to whether or not you let these spoiler notes determine the choice you make, as something different will happen later in the story if you opt not to.

With all that being said, you're now ready to begin your journey through Winds of Change.

Prologue



  • Vision: Valinorth Forest
  • Title: Seer or Seeress This determines your gender.
  • Choice: “Focus on lives. Go to The Grand Tree.” or “Focus on information. Go after Mylus."
  • Chat: Ulric and Valessa These show up in the area you pick regardless of the choice you make.
  • Mylus’ Note on right side if you chose "Focus on lives. Go to The Grand Tree.", or on bookshelf on left if you chose "Focus on information. Go after Mylus."
  • After the vision, you end up in Valinorth Village: Your House

Act 1



Valinorth Village: Your House

  • Choose your name and clothiing.
  • The True Reach of Spirits on chair on right.
  • On Scribes and Visions on bottom left.
  • On Alestia’s Creation on top of dresser beside bed.
  • Chat: Fortaime currently unavailable.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth Village then to Main Street.

Valinorth Village: Main Street

  • After initial chat with Fortaime, go back to Your House and view Chat: Fortaime before continuing.
  • Visions and Paintings at Fortaime’s house on right.
  • Chat: Valessa Currently unavailable.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth Village then Town Square.

Valinorth Village: Town Square

  • After initial chat with Valessa, go back to Main Street and view Chat: Valessa and newly available Parallel Chronicle "Pro 1" before continuing.
  • Parallel Chronicle “Damek 1” and “Sovy 1”.
  • Mysterious Mazeo on lower right side of water tank.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth Village then Mylus’ House

Valinorth Village: Mylus’ House

  • Parallel Chronicle “Damek 2” and “Sovy 2”.
  • Chat: Valessa and Fortaime.
  • Valinorth’s Line of Seers on table on right.
  • Important: On Valinorth’s Bloodleaves on table in middle.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth Village then Great Tree.

Valinorth Village: Great Tree

  • Instructions from Mylus Automatically found in second area.
  • Choose left handed or right handed.
  • Parallel Chronicle “Shane 1”.
  • Party Banter: Valessa and Fortaime.
  • Go to first area then Map: Valinorth Village then Town Square.

Valinorth Village: Town Square

  • Party Banter: Valessa and Fortaime.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth Village then Main Street.

Valinorth Village: Main Street

  • Party Banter: Valessa and Fortaime.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth Village then Town Square.

Valinorth Village: Town Square

  • Party Banter: Valessa and Fortaime.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth Village.
  • Map: Valinorth Village
  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 3” and “Damek 3”.
  • Go to Exit (takes you to Map: Valinorth).
  • Map: Valinorth.
  • Go to Eastcrown.

Valinorth: Eastcrown

  • Mysterious Journal on ground near lantern.
  • Go to Map: Valinorth then Valinorth Forest.

Valinorth: Valinorth Forest

  • Parallel Chronicle “Damek 4” and “Halin 1”.
  • Party Banter: Valessa and Zamira and Fortaime and Zamira.
  • Chat: Valessa and Fortaime
  • Go to Map: Valinorth then Sauleberg

Valinorth: Sauleberg

  • Party Banter: Fortaime and Valessa
  • Go to Map: Valinorth then Peregrino

Valinorth: Peregrino

  • Parallel Chronicle “Damek 5”
  • Party Banter: Fortaime and Ulric
  • Chat: Ulric
  • Go to second area
  • Important choice: [Convert Peregrino into a barracks.] is +10% Corruption or [Let Peregrino stay as it is.] is +10% Purity
  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 4” and “Gryz 1”
  • Party Banter: Zamira and Pro and Zamira and Ulric
  • Party Banter: Airen and Zamira This party banter is affected by your choice for the tavern
  • Chat: Pro
  • Go to third area
  • Important choice: “Fortaime, I elect you as Valinorth’s Elder.” is +10% Corruption or “Valessa, I elect you as Valinorth’s Elder.” is +10% Purity
  • You are briefly sent to Triumvirate Castle: Dark Idol Room during a dream. Click the idol to progress the story. Afterward, you wake up back in Peregrino.
  • Heart-to-Heart: Valessa 1 and Fortaime 1
  • Go to second area then first area then Map: Valinorth then Outlook

Valinorth: Outlook

  • Parallel Chronicle: "The Triumvirate 1"
  • Go to marker near hill (takes you to Map: Mazeo) then Mountain Pass

Act 2



Mazeo: Mountain Pass

  • Knowledge from a Book: “Many Alestians see it as an ill omen.” This only appears if you read On Valinorth’s Bloodleaves at Mylus’ House
  • Parallel Chronicle “Gryz 2”
  • Party Banter: Pro and Fortaime
  • Chat: Ulric
  • Go to Map: Mazeo then Main Gate

Mazeo: Main Gate

  • Parallel Chronicle “Damek 6”
  • Party Banter: Pro and Valessa
  • Go to Map: Mazeo then Town Square

Mazeo: Town Square

  • Heart-to-Heart: Fortaime 2
  • Chat: Damek
  • Go to Map: Mazeo then Mazeo Tavern

Mazeo: Mazeo Tavern

  • Heart-to-Heart: Ulric 1 and Pro 1
  • Alarinthia’s Civil Conflict found on shelves on left
  • Go to Map: Mazeo then Mayor’s House

Mazeo: Mayor’s House

  • Go to second area
  • Party Banter: Valessa and Lillith and Fortaime and Lillith
  • The Blurred Lines of Piracy Found on table on left
  • Go to third area
  • Important choice: [Point to the paper containing Alex’s demands.] is +10% Purity or [Point to the paper containing Nada’s demands.] is +10% Corruption
  • Party Banter: Fortaime and Gryz
  • Go to second area then first area then Map: Mazeo then Docks

Mazeo: Docks

  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 5”
  • Chat: Valessa
  • Go to Map: Mazeo then Church of Mazeo

Mazeo: Church of Mazeo

  • Party Banter: Fortaime and Ulric This only appears if you have a relationship with Fortaime but also flirted with Ulric
  • Parallel Chronicle “Gryz 3”
  • Chat: Pro
  • Go to second area
  • Party Banter: Valessa and Fortaime This only appears if you have a relationship with Fortaime
  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 6”
  • Chat: Fortaime
  • Go to marker on door (takes you to Map: Rebel HQ) then Tunnels

Rebel HQ: Tunnels

  • Heart-to-Heart: Damek 1
  • Go to Map: Rebel HQ then Main Entrance then The Library

Rebel HQ: The Library

  • You should have read 12 books by now, if you are following this guide. You can reread any books you find on your journey by returning here.
  • Go to Main Entrance then The Barracks

Rebel HQ: The Barracks

  • You should have all 16 Party Banter conversations on the first page by now, if you are following this guide. You can listen to any Party Banter you find on your journey by returning here.
  • Go to Main Entrance then Map: Rebel HQ then Personal Quarters

Rebel HQ: Personal Quarters

  • Shane’s Journal found on shelf on back wall
  • Go to Map: Rebel HQ then Crew Quarters

Rebel HQ: Crew Quarters

  • Heart-to-Heart: Valessa 2, Fortaime 3, Ulric 2, Pro 2, Damek 2 There is a sixth room for another crew member, Howl, whom you’ll meet later.
  • Go to Map: Rebel HQ then War Table

Act 3



Rebel HQ: War Table

  • Important choice: [Let Gryz sacrifice himself.] is +10% Corruption or [Tap into the idol’s power yourself.] is +10% Purity If you don't choose [Tap into the idol's power yourself.], Pro will not survive the final battle in Act 5.
  • Important choice: [Create an army of Seers.] is +10% Purity or [Create an army of Monarch Vessels] is +10% Corruption
  • Knowledge from a Book: “What about Vivien and her army?” This only appears if you read Alarinthia’s Civil Conflict in Mazeo Tavern
  • Important choice: “Damek will advise me, as he always has.” is +10% Purity or “Howl, I wish for you to be my advisor.” is +10% Corruption
  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 7”
  • Go to Map: Rebel HQ then Crew Quarters

Rebel HQ: Crew Quarters

  • Heart-to-Heart: Howl 1 is now available in the sixth room.
  • Go to Map: Rebel HQ then Exit then first area then Map: Mazeo then Docks

Mazeo: Docks

  • Go to marker in water (takes you to Pirate Ship)

Act 4



Pirate Ship

  • Heart-to-Heart: Damek 3, Howl 2, Pro 3, Valessa 3, Ulric 3, Fortaime 4 Fortaime’s loyalty scene unlocked if you've viewed all four of his Heart-to-Heart conversations
  • Party Banter: Mylus and Howl
  • Go to second area (takes you to Map: Alarinthia) then Docks

Alarinthia: Docks

  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 8”
  • Party Banter: Damek and Pommy
  • Chat: Ulric
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia then Desert

Alarinthia: Desert

  • Party Banter: Ulric and Pro This banter involves something that happens later in the Act
  • Chat: Fortaime
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia then Oasis

Alarinthia: Oasis

  • Party Banter: Fortaime and Seer Army This banter only appears if you chose to make an army of Seers
  • Chat: Valessa
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia then Gates

Alarinthia: Gates

  • Party Banter: Valessa and Monarch Vessels This banter only appears if you chose to make an army of Monarch Vessels
  • Chat: Howl
  • Go to marker in archway (takes you to Map: Alarinthia City) then Town Square

Alarinthia City: Town Square

  • On Sixers found in market stall on lower left
  • Draycu’s Reign found on crates on right
  • Chat: Ulric
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia City then Tavern

Alarinthia City: Tavern

  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 9”
  • Party Banter: Valessa and Pro and Fortaime and Damek
  • Heart-to-Heart: Ulric 4 Ulric’s loyalty scene unlocked if you've viewed all four of his Heart-to-Heart conversations
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia City then Castle (takes you to Map: Alarinthia Castle) then Castle Front then Map: Alarinthia Castle then Throne Room

Alarinthia Castle: Throne Room

  • Important choice: “I want Alarinthia to stay the same.” is +10% Purity or “I want Alarinthia to change its ways” is +10% Corruption
  • Party Banter: Ulric and Pro and Fortaime and Draycu
  • Chat: Fortaime, Pro, Howl and Ulric
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia Castle then Ballroom

Alarinthia Castle: Ballroom

  • Parallel Chronicle “Halin 2”
  • Party Banter: Valessa and Ulric, Damek and Pro and Fortaime and Howl
  • Heart-to-Heart: Valessa 4 and Damek 4 Both of their loyalty scenes are unlocked if you've viewed all four of their Heart-to-Heart conversations
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia Castle then Private Room

Alarinthia Castle: Private Room

  • You are briefly sent to Triumvirate Castle: Dark Idol Room again during another dream. Click the idol to progress the story. Afterward, you wake up back in Private Room.
  • The Evolution of Tournaments found on bedside table on right
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia Castle then Exit (takes you to Map: Alarinthia) then Coliseum (takes you to Map: Alarinthia Coliseum) then Outside

Alarinthia Coliseum: Outside

  • Parallel Chronicle “Sovy 10”
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia Coliseum then Main Atrium

Alarinthia Coliseum: Main Atrium

  • Party Banter: Fortaime and Valessa This only appears if you have a relationship with Fortaime but also flirted with Valessa
  • Heart-to-Heart: Howl 3
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia Coliseum then Private Room

Alarinthia Coliseum: Private Room

  • Heart-to-Heart: Pro 4 Pro’s loyalty scene unlocked if you've viewed all four of his Heart-to-Heart conversations
  • The Grand Library found under window
  • Go to Map: Alarinthia Coliseum then Arena

Alarinthia Coliseum: Arena

  • If you sided with Draycu, you will lose Ulric here. If you sided with Vivien, you’ll lose Pro here. You eventually end up at Alarinthia City: Docks

Alarinthia City: Docks

  • Regardless of which side you chose, your lost party member will return here
  • You eventually end up on Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship

  • Important choice: [Allow Sovy to assist The Rebellion.] is +10% Corruption or [Deny Sovy’s offer, and make him leave.] is +10% Purity This choice decides whether or not he joins your party
  • Howl’s fourth Heart-to-Heart is made available, and, if you allowed Sovy to assist The Rebellion, his Heart-to-Heart conversations are also available now. All currently unlocked loyalty scenes are available at Rebel HQ: War Table
  • You eventually end up at Mazeo: Dock

Mazeo: Dock

  • Fast travel to World Map then Valinorth Surrounding Region (takes you to Map: Valinorth) then Eastcrown

Valinorth: Eastcrown

  • Heart-to-Heart: Howl 4 Howl’s loyalty scene unlocked if you've viewed all four of his Heart-to-Heart conversations

If you allowed Sovy to assist, go to Map: Valinorth then Map: Valinorth Village then Town Square to start getting his Heart-to-Heart conversations. If not, skip down in the guide to Rebel HQ: War Table

Valinorth Village: Town Square

  • Heart-to-Heart: Sovy 1
  • Fast travel to World Map then Mazeo City (takes you to Map: Mazeo) then Town Square

Mazeo: Town Square

  • Heart-to-Heart: Sovy 2
  • Go to Map: Mazeo then Church of Mazeo then second area then Rebel HQ (takes you to Map: Rebel HQ) then Main Entrance

Rebel HQ: Main Entrance

  • Heart-to-Heart: Sovy 3
  • Go to Map: Rebel HQ then Personal Quarters

Rebel HQ: Personal Quarters

  • Heart-to-Heart: Sovy 4 Sovy’s loyalty scene unlocked if you've viewed all four of his Heart-to-Heart conversations
  • Go to Map: Rebel HQ then War Table

Rebel HQ: War Table

You will need to have completed all four Heart-to-Heart conversations with a character to access their loyalty scene

  • Loyalty scene: Valessa Must select “Keep them, Valessa. Make them your own.”, when given the chance, to earn her loyalty You need to earn her loyalty before the end of Act 4 for her to survive the final battle
  • Loyalty scene: Fortaime Must select [Let him win], when given the chance, to earn his loyalty
  • Loyalty scene: Pro Must select “Let them go, Pro. You have a true family with The Rebellion.”, when given the chance, to earn his loyalty
  • Loyalty scene: Ulric Must select [Remove the curse from Ulric.], when given the chance, to earn his loyalty
  • Loyalty scene: Damek Must select “Leave it. Move on from these painful memories.”, when given the chance, to earn his loyalty
  • Loyalty scene: Howl Must select “I believe you, Howl. It makes everything seem more clear.”, when given the chance, to earn his loyalty
  • Loyalty scene: Sovy, If you allowed him to assist Must select “Yes, Sovy. I trust you now. You’ve earned it.”, when given the chance, to earn his loyalty

Make sure you've completed everything you want to do in the story before continuing. There are 17 books and 27 Party Banter conversations to be found. There is one more Party Banter but it is locked out based on your army choice in Act 3.

  • Fast travel to World Map then Balteus

Act 5



You eventually end up on Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship

  • The choices you have made throughout the story up to now shape how this speech plays out, and will vary as a result
  • Important choice: [Kill Shane] is +10% Corruption or [Incapacitate Shane] is +10% Purity If you don't choose [Incapacitate Shane], Damek will not survive the final battle at the end of this Act
  • You eventually end up in Balteus: Shack

Balteus: Shack

  • Go to second area
  • You eventually end up in Private Quarters

Balteus: Private Quarters

  • You can spend some final time with every loyal crew-member
  • Final time scene: Howl An important choice needs to be made to either [Remove the spirits to empower the blade.] or [Leave Howl as he is. He’s too valuable.] This is not a Purity/Corruption choice, but if you choose [Remove the spirits to empower the blade.], Howl will not survive the final battle at the end of this Act
  • Final time scene: Damek, Ulric, Pro, Fortaime, Valessa, Sovy if you allowed him to assist
  • Move to first area

To ensure each party member’s survival in the final battle, see below:

  • Ulric: Always survives
  • Fortaime: Always survives
  • Valessa: Get her loyalty before the final Act
  • Sovy: Either don't let him join, which removes him entirely, or let him join and get his loyalty before the final Act
  • Pro: Don't let Gryz sacrifice himself, and instead choose to tap into the idol’s power yourself
  • Damek: Spare Shane
  • Howl: Either don't activate their Final time scene or activate the scene, but don’t remove the spirits to power your sword

You eventually end up in Balteus: Triumvirate Castle

Balteus: Triumvirate Castle

  • Important choice: [Kill Halin] is +10% Purity or [Liberate Halin] is +10% Corruption
  • You eventually end up in Balteus: Triumvirate Castle Dark Idol Room

Balteus: Triumvirate Castle Dark Idol Room

  • Click the idol to progress the story
  • Final choice: [Spare your life - cast away the idol temporarily.] or [Sacrifice yourself - destroy the idol for good.]
  • If you choose [Spare your life - cast away the idol temporarily.], the epilogue will consist of what happened with each of your party members’ lives and what they've done to aid you, with mentions of any relationships as well. If any party members passed away, you are told about what happened as a result of their deaths. You're also told a bit about the lives of many of the others you met along the way. Afterward, several party members greet you and help to lead you out of the area, talking about the work you now need to do as Monarch.
  • If you choose [Sacrifice yourself - destroy the idol for good.], the epilogue will consist of what happened with each of your party members’ lives and what they've done in memory of you, with mentions of any relationships as well. If any party members passed away, you are told about what happened as a result of their deaths. You're also told a bit about the lives of many of the others you met along the way. Afterward, you awaken back in your home in Valinorth, with your arm still missing but with history having been changed. You’re found by Fortaime, and it’s now the anniversary of your induction. He mentions Salus and Mylus having sent him and your parents waiting on you.

Closing Notes



I played through the story multiple times, making different choices at different points, to allow me to see everything within it. By following this guide, you are guaranteed not to miss anything major in the story.

Written by Bobby Thornbody.