10 - Hollow HopeEdit
|Locale:||Archylte Steppe - Northern Highplain|
The war claimed my family.
The war claimed my home.
This focus is my last remaining hope.
I long for the release of crystal sleep. Perhaps when I wake the world will be a better place. I should hurry and destroy the ambling bellows raising havoc on the steppe's northern highplain.
18 - So Close, Yet So FarEdit
|Locale:||Mah'habara Subterra - Twilit Cavern|
Who designed this place? It's a maze of dead ends! How am I supposed to find the ambling bellows? Knowing it's in a twilight cavern doesn't help much when I'm trapped in a maze of the blasted things!
Curse my luck. I'm running out of time. I'd every intention of fulfilling my Focus, and now I'm going to end up a Cie'th!
22 - Infernal MachineEdit
|Locale:||Taejin's Tower - Second Tier|
Puissant soul, head my plea and we shall bring light to your dark path.
Know that an ambling bellows holds my power thrall within this spire. Slay it and I shall once more be free.
If you can but restore the strength of my two brethren and I, here on the second tier, the way will be opened unto you.
Similar to the related Boxed Phalanx enemy, it can call and power up the Cryptos, and is a formidable foe on its own as well. It will call more Cryptoses if they are all destroyed, but will not if one still remains.
A quick way to defeat it is to gain a Preemptive Strike, which almost fills up the chain gauge. A single strike should be enough to Stagger it, whereupon it can be launched and quickly defeated. Failing this, you could fight until HP is low, and then summon an Eidolon, filling your health and allowing the monster to be more easily defeated.