Our Xenoblade Chronicles guide features a comprehensive walkthrough and additional info on the endless amount of optional content in the game.
Walkthrough: Frontier Village
There are a lot of quests to undertake at frontier village. We will cover all of them in our upcoming side quest update.
For now, take the time to explore the nearly dozen levels of the village. There is quite a lot to see, including vendors that specialize in particular types of equipment. Once you’ve satisfied your need for exploration, follow the goal compass atop the screen to rejoin Melia.
Once you've spoken to her, return to the ground floor to meat the Nopon Hero, Riki. Don’t bother taking the stairs; you can actually leap from the balcony into the small pool in the middle of Central Plaza. Once you add Riki to your team, its time to get him some equipment. Grab his armor from the vendor on the ground floor, and his weapon from the vendor on the 2nd level.
It’s time to head out. The section of Makna Forest you’ll travel through is full of extremely high level monsters, peaking at lvl. 96. Stick to elevated bridges for now, and head south east. As you approach your goal, keep an eye out for dinosaurs on the ground level. You won't have the safety of elevation anymore, so make sure you pass only when their back is turned.
You’ll get the chance to switch out party members as you head into battle. Make sure to include Melia. Her new art, Mind Blast, will most certainly come in handy. It’s also a great idea to charge up your talent arts and party gauge before heading into battle. The upcoming boss is level 36, and I suggest that you do your best to match his level.
The key to winning against Leone is Shulk’s Purge ability. This will allow you to actually damage Leone. Sadly, if his Aura activates before you are able to disable it, then you face a two pronged challenge: Not only will you be unable to harm him, thus making it hard to fill your talent gauge, but your only resort will be Shulk’s Battle Soul art. This partially fills the talent gauge, but at the cost of half your current health. Sounds manageable, right? Only if Leone doesn’t use his Talent Drain art to completely deplete your gauge. This is why it’s very important to head into battle with the Monado ready to use, so you can stick him with Purge as soon and often as possible.
This is also a two part battle; you deplete half his health in the first round, then come back for the full monty in the second.
When the battles over, you’ll end up back in Frontier Village. Head to the 7th floor to find Melia. Once she’s agreed to continue with the crew, head for the top of the village.From there, you’ll be transported to the Eryth Sea; just talk to the Nopon hanging out on the stout dock by the water.
There is an apparent mistake in Special Lever 2 for Regbuilding Colony 6. It says defeat Earth Nebula at Sap Cave. I was never able to find a Sap Cave, but I was able to defeat Caris Nebula at the brog lake just before you get to Nopon Arch.