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Arqa

Arqa.

Arqa (奇顔の庭アルカ, Kigao no niwa Aruka)?, Garden of the Visages,[1] is the second block of Tartarus in Persona 3, which is divided into two sections.

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Arqa first becomes available for exploration on May 10th, after the protagonist defeats the Arcana Priestess. However, unlike its predecessor the Thebel Block, it is divided into two sections and the second is unlocked on June 13th, after the Arcana Empress and Arcana Emperor are defeated.

In total, Arqa has 48 floors that go from 17F to 64F (69 in Persona 3 Reload). The division between the two sections can be found on 40F. The preset floors are 25F, 36F, 47F and 59F.

Visually, it features a darker design than Thebel, with stone castle wall designs and chitinous materials lining the floor and an occasional face on the wall. The floors feature a repeating skull design with inverted patterns in places.

In Reload, Arqa has undergone a slight redesign. It is almost entirely purple with glowing features, and additionally contains large, moving tentacles all throughout the block. Compared to other floors, it contains much more natural generation that does not conform to the traditional grid-like layouts, more closely resembling caves than the man-made setpieces featured in the rest of Tartarus.

It is during this block that Mitsuru Kirijo reaches her limit as a navigator, as Penthesilea is more suited to combat than navigation. Partway up the first half of the block, communications begin to break up, and they become almost completely garbled during the mission to rescue Fuuka Yamagishi. After Fuuka is recruited, she replaces Mitsuru as navigator since Lucia specializes in navigation abilities and has a far larger communication range.

The music that plays in the Arqa Block is similar to the one that plays in the Thebel Block, but has a louder synth percussion.

Treasure Chests[]

Section 1 (17F-39F)[]

Common Treasure Chests[]

  • Common Treasure Chest drops were changed in FES, and were left as is in Portable.

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Snuff Soul Consumable Dekaja Gem Consumable Odd Morsel Consumable Zionga Gem Consumable
Bufula Gem Consumable Magaru Gem Consumable Dis-Rage Consumable Saber One-Handed Sword
Siren's Song Bow Bastard Sword Two-Handed Sword Brass Knuckles Fists Amenity Suit Human Armor
Leather Boots Shoes Bulletproof Vest Human Armor Inline Skates Shoes Frenzy Beads Accessory

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Snuff Soul Consumable Dekaja Gem Consumable Odd Morsel Consumable Zionga Gem Consumable
Bufula Gem Consumable Magaru Gem Consumable Dis-Rage Consumable Saber One-Handed Sword
Siren's Song Bow Bastard Sword Two-Handed Sword Brass Knuckles Fists Amenity Suit Human Armor
Leather Boots Shoes Bulletproof Vest Human Armor Inline Skates Shoes Frenzy Beads Accessory
Dekunda Gem Consumable

Rare Treasure Chests[]

  • Rare Treasure Chest drops differ between each version of the game:

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Homunculus Consumable Night Falcon One-Handed Sword High-Cut Armor Human Armor Warrior's Seal Accessory

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Homunculus Consumable Night Falcon One-Handed Sword High-Cut Armor Human Armor Warrior's Seal Accessory
Attack Mirror Consumable Magic Mirror Consumable Traesto Gem Consumable

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Homunculus Consumable Night Falcon One-Handed Sword High-Cut Armor Human Armor Warrior's Seal Accessory
Attack Mirror Consumable Magic Mirror Consumable Traesto Gem Consumable Nikkari Aoe One-Handed Sword

Fixed Treasure Chests[]

Floor Item Type Floor Item Type Floor Item Type
25F Bead Chain Consumable 36F Soma Consumable 36F Traesto Gem Consumable
40F Old Document 02 Key Item

Section 2 (41F-63F)[]

Common Treasure Chests[]

  • Common Treasure Chest drops were changed in FES, and were left as is in Portable.

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Dis-Rage Consumable Agilao Gem Consumable Garula Gem Consumable Muscle Drink Consumable
Medicine Consumable Dis-Poison Consumable Dis-Charm Consumable Dekunda Gem Consumable
Raikou Two-Handed Sword Elegant Fleuret One-Handed Sword Shigetou-yumi Bows Sonic Fist Fists
Mechanical Geta Shoes Master's Garment Human Armor Metal Protector Human Armor Combat Boots Shoes

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Dis-Rage Consumable Agilao Gem Consumable Garula Gem Consumable Muscle Drink Consumable
Medicine Consumable Dis-Poison Consumable Dis-Charm Consumable Dekunda Gem Consumable
Raikou Two-Handed Sword Elegant Fleuret One-Handed Sword Shigetou-yumi Bows Sonic Fist Fists
Mechanical Geta Shoes Master's Garment Human Armor Metal Protector Human Armor Combat Boots Shoes
Odd Morsel Consumables Rancid Gravy Consumables

Rare Treasure Chests[]

  • Rare Treasure Chest drops were changed in FES, and were left as is in Portable.

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Traesto Gem Consumable Homunculus Consumable Sigma Drive Accessory Bow of Affection Bow
Bladefist Fists Warrior's Seal Accessory

Item Type Item Type Item Type Item Type
Traesto Gem Consumable Homunculus Consumable Sigma Drive Accessory Bow of Affection Bow
Bladefist Fists Warrior's Seal Accessory High-Cut Armor Human Armor

Fixed Treasure Chests[]

Floor Item Type Floor Item Type Floor Item Type
47F Chewing Soul x2 Consumable 59F Megido Gem x2 Consumable 59F Soma Consumable
64F Old Document 03 Key Item

Shuffle Time Personas[]

See also: Shuffle Time

Section 1[]

Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana
2 Pixie Lovers 3 Apsaras Priestess 4 Angel Justice
5 Nekomata Magician 6 Alp Lovers 6 Ara Mitama Chariot
7 Forneus Emperor 7 Omoikane Hierophant 8 Jack Frost Magician
9 Chimera Chariot 9 Yomotsu Shikome Hermit 10 Archangel Justice
10 Inugami Hanged Man 11 Unicorn Priestess 12 Slime Fool
12 Valkyrie Strength 13 Berith Hierophant 14 Pyro Jack Magician
14 Zouchouten Chariot 15 Oberon Emperor 16 Principality Justice
16 Rakshasa Strength 17 Naga Hermit 17 Fortuna Fortune
19 Ares Chariot

Section 2[]

Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana
7 Forneus Emperor 7 Omoikane Hierophant 8 Jack Frost Magician
9 Chimera Chariot 10 Archangel Justice 10 Inugami Hanged Man
11 Unicorn Priestess 12 Valkyrie Strength 12 Slime Fool
13 Berith Hierophant 14 Pyro Jack Magician 14 Zouchouten Chariot
15 Oberon Emperor 16 Principality Justice 16 Rakshasa Strength
17 Naga Hermit 17 Fortuna Fortune 19 Ares Chariot
20 Narcissus Lovers 21 High Pixie Priestess 21 Take-Minakata Hanged Man
22 Legion Fool 23 Titan Strength 24 Take-Mikazuchi Emperor
25 Power Justice 25 Lamia Hermit 26 Shiisaa Hierophant
27 Sarasvati Priestess 27 Queen Mab Lovers

Shadows[]

P3 / FES / Portable[]

Section 1[]

Shadow LV HP SP Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Black Raven 9 92 46 Elec Wind Fire - - 17-24
Grieving Tiara 9 111 64 Ice - Fire - - 17-24
Heat Balance 10 112 50 Elec Wind Fire Ice - - - 17-24
Wild Beast 10 148 59 Light Dark Pierce - - - 17-24
Laughing Table 11 105 71 Fire Pierce Ice - - 23, 26-35, 37-39
Frivolous Maya 11 125 62 Wind Elec - - - 17-24
Soul Dancer 11 146 72 Ice - Wind - - 17-24, 26-35, 37-39
Phantom Mage 12 121 64 Light Fire Dark - - 17-24
Dancing Hand 13 88 46 Fire - Ice - - 26-35, 37-39
Venus Eagle 14 100 46 Ice Fire Wind - - - 26-35, 37-39
Spurious Book 15 115 59 Elec - Wind - - 26-35, 37-39
Bestial Wheel 15 399 183 Elec Wind Slash Pierce - - - 17-24, 26-35, 37-39
Vicious Raven 18 160 78 Ice Wind - Fire - 26-35, 37-39
Steel Gigas* 19 202 81 Elec Light Strike - - - All
Treasure Hand* 1 100 100 - - - - - All

Section 2[]

Shadow LV HP SP Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Phantom Master 17 158 90 Wind - - - - 41-46
Sky Balance 17 172 85 Fire Ice - - - Elec Wind 41-46, 60-63
Bronze Dice 18 183 78 Elec - Strike - - 41-46
Steel Gigas 19 202 81 Elec Light Strike - - - 41-46
Adamant Beetle 19 549 234 Elec Slash Pierce - - 48-58
Haughty Maya 20 132 65 Wind Elec - - - 41-46
Jealous Cupid 20 139 79 Ice - Wind - - 41-46, 48-58, 60-63
Maniacal Book 21 119 68 Dark - Light Ice - 48-58
Crying Table 21 170 97 Ice - Fire - - 48-58, 60-63
Killing Hand 22 185 91 Fire Dark Ice - - 48-58, 60-63
Dark Eagle 23 132 65 Elec - Wind - - 48-58, 60-63
Enslaved Beast 23 176 74 Fire - - - - 48-58, 60-63
Lustful Snake* 27 214 105 Ice - - Wind - All
Treasure Hand* 1 100 100 - - - - - All

Note:

  • * A Red box denotes a rare Red Shadow.
  • * A White box denotes a rare Gold Shadow.

Reload[]

Section 1[]

Shadow LV Arcana HP SP Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Attack Skills Drop
Laughing Table 9 Magician 162 25 Resist Resist Weak Slash Zio, Mazio Poisma Iron Cutlery
Malachite
Frivolous Maya 9 Empress 142 15 Weak Weak Resist Strike Garu Mask of Vanity
Amethyst
Grieving Tiara 10 Priestess 176 50 Weak Null Strike Bufu, Sukunda Lamenting Tiara
Malachite
Turquoise
Heat Balance 10 Justice 170 50 Resist Resist Weak Weak Slash Agi, Maragi, Bufu, Mabufu Red-Blue Plates
Turquoise
Amethyst
Black Raven 11 Hermit 192 40 Null Resist Weak Slash Power Slash, Agi, Maragi Dusk Lantern
Amethyst
Spurious Book 12 Priestess 160 40 Weak Null Strike Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Kouha Book of Fabrication
Turquoise
Corrupt Tower 12 Hierophant 220 25 Resist Weak Strike Dia, Poisma Crown of Vice
Malachite
Wild Beast 12 Strength 281 40 Resist Weak Weak Strike Sonic Punch, Bash, Tarukaja Beastly Fur
Malachite
Amethyst
Dancing Hand 13 Magician 237 30 Weak Null Strike Bufu, Mabufu, Bewilder Dancer's Necklace
Turquoise
Phantom Mage 13 Hermit 231 30 Resist Weak Null Strike Mudo, Eiha Wizard's Candlestick
Turquoise
Venus Eagle 14 Empress 229 40 Resist Weak Weak Slash Power Slash, Garu, Magaru Ostentatious Plume
Amethyst
Soul Dancer 14 Lovers 223 15 Null Weak Pierce Life Drain, Dia, Single Shot Balloon of Amity
Malachite
Steel Gigas 14 Strength 870 70 Resist Weak Strike Assault Dive, Bash, Swift Strike, Revolution Iron-Lined Pants
Amethyst
Enslaved Beast 16 Strength 940 100 Weak Strike Assault Dive, Swift Strike, Zionga, Mazio,
Shock Boost
Servant's Fur
Amethyst
Treasure Hand 12 Fool 336 50 Weak Strike Odd Coin

Section 2[]

Shadow LV Arcana HP SP Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Attack Skills Drop
Haughty Maya 16 Emperor 199 50 Resist Weak Strike Kouha, Makouha Mask of Pride
Malachite
Vicious Raven 16 Hermit 214 50 Drain Weak Resist Slash Agilao, Maragi Incandescent Lantern
Amethyst
Bronze Dice 16 Fortune 202 66 Null Weak Strike Mudo, Bash, Bufula, Poisma,
Media, Matarukaja
Copper Dice
Turquoise
Malachite
Sky Balance 17 Justice 221 50 Weak Weak Repel Repel Strike Zionga, Garula, Mazio, Magaru Purple-Green Plates
Amethyst
Turquoise
Crying Table 18 Magician 253 40 Null Weak Slash Agilao, Maragi, Poisma, Pulinpa Bronze Cutlery
Malachite
Turquoise
Maniacal Book 18 Priestess 243 50 Weak Resist Null Strike Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Bufula, Mabufu Book of Fanaticism
Malachite
Turquoise
Steel Gigas 19 Strength 273 40 Resist Weak Strike Assault Dive, Tarukaja Iron-Lined Pants
Turquoise
Amethyst
Dark Eagle 20 Empress 254 50 Weak Weak Null Slash Assault Dive, Eiga, Maeiha Jet-Black Plume
Malachite
Jealous Cupid 20 Lovers 227 25 Weak Null Pierce Dia, Holy Arrow, Marin Karin Arrowhead of Envy
Turquoise
Adamant Beetle 21 Emperor 302 20 Resist Null Strike Gigantic Fist, Tarukaja Shogun's Horn
Amethyst
Bestial Wheel 21 Chariot 920 180 Resist Resist Weak Strike Assault Dive, Swift Strike, Tarukaja, Rebellion,
Strike Boost, Crit Rate Amp
Steel Wheel
Onyx
Killing Hand 22 Magician 251 40 Null Weak Null Strike Assault Dive, Bewilder, Evil Touch Assailant's Choker
Amethyst
Phantom Master 22 Hermit 278 40 Null Weak Null Strike Mudo, Eiga Lord's Candlestick
Onyx
Enslaved Beast 23 Strength 285 50 Weak Strike Assault Dive, Bash, Swift Strike, Zionga,
Mazio
Servant's Fur
Onyx
Lustful Snake 24 Lovers 1,000 240 Drain Weak Strike Marin Karin, Sexy Dance, Foul Breath, Marakunda,
Agilao, Maragion, Fire Boost
Necklace of Fantasy
Black Quartz
Precious Hand 19 Fool 420 60 Weak Strike - Odd Coin

Guardians[]

P3 / FES / Portable[]

Section 1[]

Shadow LV HP SP Arcana Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Crying Table 14 250 - Magician Ice Slash Pierce Strike Light Dark Fire - 25
Change Relic 17 850 - Empress - - Wind Light Dark - - 36

Section 2[]

Shadow LV HP SP Arcana Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Golden Beetle 19 240 - Emperor Elec StrikeSlashPierce Ice Light Dark - - 47
Intrepid Knight 26 950 - Emperor - Slash Strike Pierce Light Dark Wind - 59

Reload[]

Section 1[]

Shadow LV Arcana HP SP Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Attack Skills Drop Floor
Will O' Wisp Raven ? Hermit ??? ??? Drain Weak Resist ? ? ? Power Slash, Agilao, Maragi, Sukukaja - 28F
Lightning Eagle ? Empress ??? ??? Weak Resist Weak ? ? ? Power Slash, Zio - 28F
Heretic Magus ? Magician ??? ??? Weak Resist ? Garula, Magaru Malachite x1 35F
Grievous Table ? Magician ??? ??? Null Weak ? Agi, Poisma - 35F
Disturbing Dice ? Fortune ??? ??? Resist ? Bash, Bewilder, Revolution - 36F
Slaughter Twins ? Hierophant ??? ??? Weak Weak Resist ? Single Shot Turquoise x2 36F
Clairvoyant Relic ? Empress ??? ??? Null Null ? Agilao, Bufula, Zionga, Garula, Marakunda Amethyst x1 42F

Section 2[]

Shadow LV Arcana HP SP Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Attack Skills Drop Floor
Servant Tower ?? Hierophant ???? ???? Null Resist Repel Resist Null Weak ? Assault Dive, Swift Strike, Kouga, Makouga, Summon - 47F
Enslaved Cupid ?? Lovers ???? ???? Weak ? Garula, Pulinpa, Provoke, Tarukaja - 47F
Lascivious Lady ?? Empress ~950 ???? Null Null Null Null Null Null ? Marin Karin, Eerie Sound, Stagnant Air - 54F
Profligate Gigas ?? Strength ???? ???? Weak Strike Bash, Tarukaja - 54F
Fleetfooted Cavalry ?? Emperor ~1,400 ???? Drain Null Null ? Single Shot, Myriad Arrows, Arrow Rain, Tarukaja, Masukunda Black Quartz x1 60F

Items of Interest[]

List of Missing People[]

In Persona 3 Portable and Persona 3 Reload, people from Tatsumi Port Island can wander into Tartarus during the Dark Hour. When someone wanders into Tartarus, Elizabeth / Theodore will inform both protagonists that someone is currently in Tartarus.

When the protagonist successfully rescues the victims, they will be rewarded the next day if they talk to Officer Kurosawa at the Police Station.

Victim Floor Date Deadline Reward
Ayako Yoshimoto 45 (P3P)
50 (P3R)
June 17 July 7 Skill Card Icon P3PRecarm Skill Card
Yoshimi Miyama 51 (P3P)
56 (P3R)
June 26 July 7 ¥40,000
Kenjiro Tsutsumi 61 (P3P)
64 (P3R)
June 26 July 7 Armor Icon P3PShirt of Chivalry (P3P)
Black Quartz (P3R)

Etymology[]

"Arqa" (Hebrew: אַרְקָא) is an archaic Hebrew word meaning "land" or "ground," appearing in Sefer HaZohar as one of the names for the world. It is also the name of the third world created in Kabbalah tradition.

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References[]

  1. PS5 Splash Screen Activity Section


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