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Autumn's Rise is a location in CrossWorlds. It is a large, forested area crisscrossed by rivers where it appears to be permanently autumn. This is the first area Seekers explore when they exit Rookie Harbor.

Autumn's Rise

Autumn's Rise is a temperate area that seems to be in a state of permanent autumn. It's the first area a Seeker has to travel through. The Fauna mainly consists of Hedgehags and Rockin' Hillkats but the area also contains some rather nasty Mad Bovines to deal with.

Going off-path in Autumn's Rise might lead to interesting places such as the Old Observatory in the south-west of the area.

-Encyclopedia entry

Layout[ | ]

Autumn's Rise stretches in a roughly east-west direction between Rookie Harbor and Bergen Trail. The halfway point of the area is Obelisk Lake, where a large obelisk serves as a waypoint and hosts a small group of traders. In the southwest stands a mysterious abandoned observatory. To the north is a small guild village known as Autumn Residences.

Most of the area can be accessed immediately, with the exception of Autumn Residences, which is unlocked when you meet the First Scholars after reaching Bergen Village, and the Inner Observatory, which is opened during The Observatory.

Connecting Regions[ | ]

The regions adjacent to Autumn's Rise are Rookie Harbor via Entrance, Bergen Trail via Ending Pathway, and Autumn's Fall later on via Normal Clearing. A connection to Homestedt is added via Pathway 5 once the main story is completed and A New Home's events begin.

Rooms[ | ]


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Rooms of Autumn's Rise
# Room/Landmark Name Floor
1 Entrance

Landmark: Western Exit

2 Pathway 1 GF
3 Quiet Passage 1 GF
4 Quiet Passage 2 GF
5 Hedgehag's Den GF
6 Normal Clearing GF
7 Pathway 2 GF
8 Off Road 1 GF
9 Off Road 2 GF
10 Pathway 3 GF
11 Obelisk Lake

Landmark: Old Obelisk

12 Drippy Den GF
13 Pathway 4 GF
14 Old Observatory

Landmark: Old Observatory

15 Pathway 5 GF
16 Pathway 6 GF
17 Pathway 7 GF
18 Ending Pathway

Landmark: Northern Exit

19 Autumn Residences

Landmark: Autumn Residences

20 Last Minute Heroes Plaza GF
21 First Scholars Home GF
22 First Scholars HQ (GF) GF
23 First Scholars HQ (1F) 1F
24 Last Minute Heroes HQ GF GF
25 Last Minute Heroes HQ 1F 1F
26 Hillkat Cave GF
27 Inner Observatory GF

Treasures[ | ]


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Acc. Type Contains Location Info
1 Treasure-default Normal 5 × SandwichSandwich Entrance
2 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Gold BeetleGold Beetle Pathway 1 Trying to open the chest aggros the nearby Hedgehags. Defeat them to open it.
3 Treasure-default Normal 5 × Hi-SandwichHi-Sandwich Normal Clearing
4 Treasure-default Normal 1 × MasterballMasterball Normal Clearing Step on the button in the northwest corner to spawn the chest.
5 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Tofu CrackerTofu Cracker Quiet Passage 1
6 Treasure-default Normal 4 × Metal NeedlesMetal Needles Quiet Passage 2 Enter from Quiet Passage 1 on the south upper ledge to reach here.
7 Treasure-default Normal 1 × LV01Broken GauntletBroken Gauntlet Hedgehag's Den Spawn and defeat the Blue Hedgehag to find this chest.
8 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Flaming BunFlaming Bun Pathway 2
9 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Fruit SaladFruit Salad Pathway 3
10 Treasure-default Normal 4 × Green Leaf TeaGreen Leaf Tea Obelisk Lake Use the south entrance from Pathway 3 to reach here.
11 Treasure-bronze Bronze 1 × Golden TriangleGolden Triangle Obelisk Lake Get the Thief's KeyThief's Key to open this chest.
12 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Veggie WrapsVeggie Wraps Off Road 1
13 Treasure-default Normal 1 × Geo-Data 3469Geo-Data #3469 Off Road 1 Spawns as part of the Digging for Data quest
14 Treasure-default Normal 1 × LV11Cooling VeilCooling Veil Off Road 2
15 Treasure-default Normal 4 × Bovine SkinBovine Skin Pathway 4
16 Treasure-default Normal 6 × Twilight DewTwilight Dew Pathway 4
17 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Bear CicadaBear Cicada Pathway 4
18 Treasure-default Normal 1 × Dungeon HeartDungeon Heart Old Observatory
19 Treasure-default Normal 1 × LV13DaikonDaikon Pathway 5
20 Treasure-default Normal 1 × Blue ShellBlue Shell Pathway 5
21 Treasure-default Normal 1 × Autumn IngredientsAutumn Ingredients Pathway 5 Chest spawns as part of the Bull Grab quest
22 Treasure-default Normal 1 × Weird Hillkat TechWeird Hillkat Tech Hillkat Cave Chest spawns as part of the It can dig, but it can't hide! quest
23 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Azure DragonflyAzure Dragonfly Pathway 6 Enter from Pathway 7 on upper ledge to reach this
24 Treasure-default Normal 6 × Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps Pathway 6 Enter from Pathway 7 on upper ledge to reach this
25 Treasure-default Normal 1 × LV13Assault VestAssault Vest Pathway 6 Hit the set of linked switches to spawn. Both switches and chest are reached from Pathway 7 on the upper ledge
26 Treasure-default Normal 2 × Chef SandwichChef Sandwich Pathway 7 Take the west ledge to Pathway 6 and return on the east ledge to reach this
27 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Sweet LemonjuiceSweet Lemonjuice Pathway 7 Take the west ledge to Pathway 6 and return on the east ledge to reach this
28 Treasure-default Normal 3 × Golden SatchelGolden Satchel Ending Pathway Start on the upper right side (height level of the exit) and activate the timer switch on the upper left part
29 Treasure-default Normal 1 × Halcyon DropletHalcyon Droplet Drippy Den Visit the cave first from the left and solve the puzzle to gain access on the right side

Enemies[ | ]

Enemies of Autumn's Rise
Name Sprite Drops Locations
Metal NeedlesMetal Needles, SandwichSandwich, RubyRuby[1] Entrance, Pathway 1, Normal Clearing, Quiet Passage 1, Quiet Passage 2, Hedgehag's Den, Pathway 2, Pathway 3, Off Road 1, Off Road 2, Obelisk Lake, Pathway 4, Old Observatory, Pathway 5
Old Hedgehag
Metal NeedlesMetal Needles, Chili Con CarneChili Con Carne, RubyRuby[1] Quiet Passage 1, Quiet Passage 2, Hedgehag's Den, Pathway 3[2], Obelisk Lake, Pathway 4, Old Observatory, Pathway 5, Pathway 6, Pathway 7, Ending Pathway
Flying Hedgehag
Metal NeedlesMetal Needles[3] Off Road 2[4]
Rockin' Hillkat
Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps, Hi-SandwichHi-Sandwich, RubyRuby[1] Pathway 1, Normal Clearing, Quiet Passage 1, Pathway 2, Pathway 3, Off Road 1, Off Road 2, Obelisk Lake, Pathway 4, Hillkat Cave[5]
Flamin' Hillkat
Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps, Flaming BunFlaming Bun, RubyRuby[1] Pathway 4, Old Observatory, Pathway 5, Pathway 6, Pathway 7, Ending Pathway, Hillkat Cave
Chillin' Hillkat
Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps[3] Normal Clearing[6]
Mad Bovine
Bovine SkinBovine Skin, Raw MeatRaw Meat, RubyRuby[1] Pathway 3, Off Road 2, Obelisk Lake
Red Eyed Bovine
Bovine SkinBovine Skin, Raw MeatRaw Meat, RubyRuby[1] Pathway 3[2], Old Observatory, Pathway 5, Pathway 6, Pathway 7, Ending Pathway
Blue Hedgehag (boss)
2x Chili DogChili Dog, Golden RingGolden Ring Hedgehag's Den[7]
Hillkat Bandleader (boss)
Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps, Chef SandwichChef Sandwich Hillkat Cave[5]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 With Rise BoosterRise Booster enabled
  2. 2.0 2.1 Spawns during Intensive Tree Care quest
  3. 3.0 3.1 Additional drops not obtainable because rank is disabled during this encounter
  4. Spawns during A Switch in Altitude quest (Switch exclusive)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Spawns during It can dig, but it can't hide! quest
  6. Spawns during Points of Power quest
  7. Spawns after defeating all Hedgehags in Hedgehag's Den, then attempting to open the chest that appears

Botanics[ | ]

Destroyable Contents
Alpha Ball Plant
20 to unlock
Loc-Icon Commonly found everywhere. 10 to unlock
Beta Ball Plant
20 to unlock
Loc-Icon Commonly found everywhere. 10 to unlock
Omega Ball Plant
8 to unlock
Loc-Icon Rarely found on high grounds. 4 to unlock
Alpha Water Blades
20 to unlock
Loc-Icon Mostly found near Water. 10 to unlock
Beta Water Blades
10 to unlock
Loc-Icon Mostly found near Water. 10 to unlock
Omega Water Blades
7 to unlock
Loc-Icon Rarely found on hard to reach places near water. 4 to unlock

Traders[ | ]

A small group of traders is located by the obelisk in Obelisk Lake.

  • Player Trader (consumables) — Located in Obelisk Lake.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
2x SpicyBun FoodIconSpicy BunSpicy Bun 50 1x Fruit SetFruit Set
2x FruitSalad FoodIconFruit DrinkFruit Drink 50 1x Fruit SetFruit Set
2x RiceCracker FoodIconRice CrackerRice Cracker 50 1x Veggie SetVeggie Set
2x VeggieSticks FoodIconVeggie SticksVeggie Sticks 50 1x Veggie SetVeggie Set
  • Player Trader (equipment) — Located in Obelisk Lake.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LV11Civilian TriggerCivilian Trigger 1740 3x Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps, 2x Junk MetalJunk Metal
LV11Mugger's BladeMugger's Blade 1690 6x Metal NeedlesMetal Needles, 2x Junk MetalJunk Metal
  • Player Trader (enemy drops) — Located in Obelisk Lake.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Metal NeedlesMetal Needles 100 2x Junk MetalJunk Metal, 1x Bear CicadaBear Cicada
Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps 150 2x Metal NeedlesMetal Needles, 2x Autumn LeavesAutumn Leaves
Bovine SkinBovine Skin 250 2x Headphone ScrapsHeadphone Scraps, 2x Season ApplesSeason Apples
  • Player Trader (trade components) — Located in Obelisk Lake.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Veggie SetVeggie Set 100 2x Autumn LeavesAutumn Leaves, 1x Twilight DewTwilight Dew
Fruit SetFruit Set 100 2x Gold BeetleGold Beetle, 1x Season ApplesSeason Apples
Spice SetSpice Set 250 1x Bear CicadaBear Cicada, 1x Azure DragonflyAzure Dragonfly
Junk MetalJunk Metal 90 2x Autumn LeavesAutumn Leaves, 2x Gold BeetleGold Beetle

Quests[ | ]

The quests that can be started in Autumn's Rise are:

Trophies[ | ]

Main article: Trophies
There is no Cow Level
Visit the Perfectly Normal Tree in Normal Clearing.
Gotta go Fast
Defeat the Blue Hedgehag.
Autumn Landmarks
Find all landmarks in Autumn's Rise.
Autumn's Scavenger
Obtain all chests in Autumn's Rise; see #Chests.

A New Home DLC Changes[ | ]

The only change introduced to Autumn's Rise in the A New Home DLC is the addition of a new entrance leading to Homestedt.

Connecting Regions[ | ]

Role in the Plot[ | ]

In CrossWorlds[ | ]

New Seekers pass through Autumn's Rise on their way to the Temple Mine. This is the first free-roam area in CrossWorlds, and therefore serves as a beginner's area with low-level enemies.

In CrossCode[ | ]

As the First Scholars HQ is located in Autumn's Rise, Lea returns here numerous times over the course of CrossCode.

Lea initially passes through Autumn's Rise traveling with Emilie. Along the way, they are confronted by Apollo, who challenges Lea to a duel once she reaches Bergen Trail.

Lea and Emilie later return to Autumn's Rise to meet up with Schneider, who takes them to visit his guild, the First Scholars. Here, they meet Hlin, Albert and Buggy. Lea and Emilie decide to join the guild, but are told they must complete the Temple Mine and take part in a quiz first.

After completing the dungeon, Lea and Emilie return to the guild. Despite Lea's speech synchronization issues, both girls are able to pass the quiz and officially join the guild. Lea then logs off for the night, before heading to Maroon Valley the next day.

Later, after the Chase of the Hologram Frobbit quest, Lea returns to the First Scholars HQ for a briefing about the Para Island raid. She logs off for the night, and heads to the raid the next morning.

After escaping from Vermillion Wasteland, Lea goes to the guild to meet up with Emilie. However, Emilie seems to blame her for disappearing from the raid... Lukas then shows up, with no memory of Vermillion Wasteland, causing Lea to panic and run away. Sergey then reveals to her the truth he suspected about Luke.

After completing the first dungeon in Gaia's Garden, Lea returns to the guild to reunite with the other guild members. She logs out for the night, before leaving the next day to run the second dungeon.

After completing the Grand Krys'kajo, C'tron calls Lea back to the guild, where it is revealed that they are planning a second raid. However, Sergey reveals that a security vulnerability in the raid system was likely how Lea was abducted in the first place, so Lea reluctantly declines.

After finally meeting with Satoshi, Sergey gets Lea to return to the guild in order to confirm that he can use the projector there to create a hologram of himself. Lea logs off for the night. The next morning, C'tron reveals that he will be taking a break from the game. Hlin also shows up, and hints that Albert is meeting with someone in Rhombus Square...

During the good ending story line, Lea returns to the guild, and with much difficulty convinces Albert to meet with her. Sergey then reveals himself to him, and the two arrange to talk outside the game. Lea logs off, and the next day she returns to the news that Albert has been able to set up a meeting between Lea and Ivan.

After the final plans are made for the attack on Vermillion Wasteland, Lea returns to the First Scholars HQ and gathers all her friends together. Sergey then shows up as a hologram, and finally explains Lea's situation to them. Everyone agrees to help Lea recover the Evotar Server, and they leave to prepare for heading to Vermillion Wasteland.

A few months after the end of the main story, the members of the First Scholars gather in the guild house, and Sergey shares with them Lea's fate.

During the A New Home DLC, Lea returns to the First Scholars HQ for a briefing on their new attempt to run the Para Island raid.

Challenges and secrets[ | ]

In the Hedgehag's Den area, defeating all enemies will cause the Blue Hedgehag miniboss to spawn. Defeating this enemy is necessary for the A Promise is a Promise sidequest.

The Autumn's Rise Observatory is located in the area. It can be accessed in the last part of the quest chain A Promise is a Promise.

There is a Perfectly Ordinary Tree located in the Normal Clearing area. Its presence is completely irrelevant. There seem to be similarly shaped things in different regions.

The Drippy Den is a hidden cave area accessible from Pathway 4 and Off Road 2 by jumping across the water.

To the south of First Scholars Home, there is a sign that can only be reached through long jumping or other exploits. The sign reads "There's no easter egg here".