Timedquest This quest will expire after the events at the Mechonis Core.

A Necessary Upgrade is a Timed Quest in Xenoblade Chronicles. It can be received from Naroth on the first floor of Alcamoth, north of the Imperial Palace, after The Deciphering Machine is completed. If Riki is in the active party, he will comment.



"The machine has been improved and is working. The writing is about the High Entia War God."


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Naroth Collaborating Talia
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Naroth Collaborating Ruthan
  • If Naroth is spoken to between 09:00 and 12:00:
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Naroth Pupil Teelan

Unique Comments

Riki: "What bird man talking about? Riki forgetted. Remind Riki please!"
Naroth: "Intriguing... You claim to have failed to retain this invaluable knowledge? Could this perhaps be an issue with memory formation? Note to self: Dissection, research and analysis of Nopon subject – mandatory."
Riki: "D-d-d-d-d-d-dissection?! You want make Riki's wifeypon and all Riki's littlepon sad?! Riki get mad!"
Naroth: "An individual of your...nature...has a wife and children?! Intriguing, most intriguing... I could conduct valuable research into Nopon breeding habits... Go; bring your mate and offspring at once!"
Riki: "Never! No, never! Riki say big 'NO'! Change the subject! Or Riki no help you!"