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

Talia's Research is a Timed Quest in Xenoblade Chronicles. It can be received from Talia in Alcamoth after A Necessary Upgrade is completed. This quest and the Investigating Satorl Eryth Sea quest are mutually exclusive.

By completing either this quest or Investigating Satorl, the party will have access to the next quest, Ancient High Entia Mystery, that will unlock Melia's fifth skill branch. 



"You saved Talia's life. It looks like she and her team are looking for the true War God Statue."


  • Completing this quest will make Investigating Satorl missable.
  • Talia will have a full new trade at Satorl Marsh only during this quest or Investigating Satorl.
Talia-portraitAffinity-bar Affinity bar green Affinity-barNaroth initially Affinity-2-yellow
Talia Research Pal Naroth
NarothAffinity-bar Affinity bar green Affinity-barRuthan initially Affinity-2-yellow
Naroth Research Pal Ruthan
  • If Ruthan is spoken to from 18:00 to 21:00:
RuthanAffinity-bar Affinity bar green Affinity-barTalia-portrait
Ruthan Research Pal Talia
  • If Zain is spoken to:
ZainAffinity-bar Affinity bar green Affinity-barTalia-portrait
Zain Pen Pal Talia