A guide to help you locate sparks in each level and discover their respective dialogue, be sure not to miss any!
The amazing story of The Scorchfarer was created for the user’s enjoyment, and as such this guide only offers advice on the discovery of the story elements, rather than what they contain. It is my genuine belief that adding information to each of the elements about their relevant story would take away from the game. That said, the way this guide is formatted reveals some names of the people, places and events that take place. If this is your first playthrough of the game, and you don’t want any spoilers regarding such things, I suggest you leave this guide to your second playthrough, provided you haven’t found all the sparks by then.
This guide is aimed to assist achievement hunters, completionists and anyone who wants to appreciate the story of The Scorchfarer in its entirety. To better understand where, how and what we’re actually doing when we’re collecting sparks, let’s go over the relevant information.
Why should I look for sparks?
If you’re not looking for them merely for achievements, they also offer story. Think of these as extra story elements, they’re not necessarily part of the main story, but they explain the world around it more than anything. Ever wondered why Yukiharu keeps a drawing in his bedroom? What could be inside Mikaela’s nightstand drawer? Sparks answer these questions. You won’t be able to interact with everything in the world of course, but most scenes have at least one or two sparks to find.
Where can I find sparks?
If you’re completely new, or you missed the brief introduction within the game, sparks can be found during each of the scenes, whenever you change your location to a new background that is, by clicking the eye icon on the top right of the screen. Whenever there are sparks to be discovered, the eye will be open, and you will briefly close your story dialogue to open the discovery screen.
How do I find the sparks?
When you’ve entered the discovery scene, your cursor will change into a magnifying glass. Whenever you’re in discovery, you’ll be able to search the scene with your cursor, moving it around, to discover small, glimmering animations, sparks. When you click on these sparks, you’ll already have discovered them.
What do the sparks do?
Once you’ve found a spark and clicked on it to unlock it, you will find one of the characters’ face appearing, clicking on the face will reveal dialogue about the object or scenery in question.
Prologue – Episode 1 – The Wanderer and the Anchor
Loup’pomo Academy, west wing
The first area you’ll be introduced to, Yukiharu’s bedroom in the west wing of the Loup’pomo Academy. This is also where the game introduces the discovery mechanic. There are a total of three (3) sparks to discover in this room;
|Machine||Found on the machine on top of the desk|
|Drawing||Found on the lower half of the drawing, above the desk|
|Window||Found in the center of the window to the left, refer to the picture.|
The second scene, following Yukiharu’s introduction, takes place at Mikaela’s bedroom at the west wing. There are three (3) more sparks to discover in this room.
|Academy books||Found on the top shelf of the bookcase on the left side|
|Bookcase||Foundon the center shelf of the bookcase|
|Nighstand*||Found on the drawer of the nightstand, on the left|
*Verbatim; I assume the developers meant ‘nightstand.’
Chapter 1 – First Flight
Loup’pomo South Academy, main platform
The story continues as our protagonists make their way outside of the academy, to one of the outer platforms. Here, you can find an additional two (2) sparks;
|Academy||Found in the center section of the academy doors.|
|Platform||Located on the platform, just in front of the doors.|
Views from Quita’s back
As the story progresses, there will come a scene where our protagonists have a good aerial view of the scorched land, with a distant view of a clearing. Here you will be able to find two (2) sparks;
|Reflection||Found near the eye icon, slightly below the reflection that shines from amid the leaves of the tree|
|Veins||Found on the left side of the screen, near the forking flows of lava|
The scene changes as Quita approaches Foxtrot city. From this view of the city and the Foxtrot tower, another three (3) sparks may be discovered;
|Tower||Found in the center section of the Foxtrot tower, slightly above the balcony|
|River||Found on the right side, on the riverbank just above the town market area.|
|Houses||Found on the left side, outside the walls of the base of the Foxtrot tower.|
Top of the Foxtrot tower
As our protagonists arrive to Foxtrot, Quita leads them to the tower. The scene unfolds first from the top of the tower, where you will be able to find one (1) spark;
|Butterflies||The spark is partially covered by one of the butterflies, left of the window of the tower|
Foxtrot tower platform
As you progress through the story, the scene moves downward, revealing the platform outside the tower, once you have landed, you’ll be able to discover one (1) additional spark;
|Platform||Found right below the doors, at the bottom of the screen|
Foxtrot tower hallways
As Yukiharu and Mikaela make their way inside, a corridor inside the tower holds two (2) more sparks to discover;
|Map||Map of the two continents is found on the wall, the spark near the centre of it|
|Walls||Found on the right hand side, left of the pillar, and near the centre of the wall|
Foxtrot tower hallways continue
The second hallway section, immediately following the first, has one (1) additional spark to discover;
|City emblem||Found on the tip of the fox’s tail in the emblem of the left side banner|
Xiao Zhen’s office
After the second hallway, our characters enter Xiao Zhen’s office, the dialogue must continue long enough for the eye to open, which it does after Yukiharu has also entered the room. After this, there are four (4)* sparks to discover;
|Wall bookcase||Found in the bookcase embedded into the wall, under the glowing runes.|
|Snake||On the left wall, a snow-tail snake is enclosed behind some glass.|
|Tree||Left of the table, a tree stands in a doorway, spark found among its leaves.|
|Honey||On the table, covered slightly by the butterflies around the bowl.|
* Now, this is where the game will let you know that you have a feeling that you haven’t discovered all the sparks here yet. This might sound rather ominous, as if something more is going on for you to find, but for now you should continue, as that mystery cannot be solved at this time. If you wish to find out right away, even if you cannot unlock it, move to the ‘Revisiting Foxtrot tower’ section under Chapter 3 in the guide.
Chapter 2 – The Frog and the Silverware
The first location in chapter 2 where you’ll be able to discover any sparks will be inside the library. Shortly after entering the scene, you can enter discovery mode and locate four (4) sparks within the area;
|Window||Found in the window above the main doors to the library|
|Sphere||On top of the transparent sphere at the bottom of the screen|
|‘Garden of Time’ by R.R. Anonimatic||In the centre-right of the right hand side bookcase|
|‘Magic Channeling’ by Diste Oun||Left in the bottom shelf of the left hand side bookcase|
In Magna Trine, once Ou has joined the conversation, the scenery of the house has two (2) sparks to discover;
|Grass||Found slightly above the fox, on the left side|
|House||Located on the windowsill in front of the smaller pane of the window|
54th of Inilo, 191, Magna Trine No. 14
Continuing forward to the area of 54th of Inilo, the scene has one (1) additional spark to discover;
|Trapdoor||Large trapdoor on the right side of the screen|
Chapter 3 – Under Three Bridges
The Ashen Tail
Back inside Foxtrot city limits, by the Ashen Tail, the scene has two (2) sparks;
|Ashen Tail||Below the chalkboard inside the pastry shop|
|Mural||Under the nose of the fox, high up on the left side wall|
Once you arrive back at the main bridge, the scenery has one (1) additional spark to discover. This spark isn’t available earlier, despite visiting the same scene before the trip to Magna Trine.
|Flower shop||In the open doorway behind the bridge, to the left|
Inside Amber’s house, the workshop area has two (2) sparks to discover;
|Showcase||Just below the glass panes on the doors of the gun locker|
|Workshop||Just below the tools on the wall, behind the counter|
You will once again get a strange feeling that you haven’t discovered all the sparks in the area. Yet again, you should continue forward, as you will not be able to have that question answered for now. If you want to skip ahead and find out, even though you won’t be able to act on the information yet, skip ahead to the ‘Revisiting Brennbar residence’ section later in the guide.
Once the dialogue moves forward and Amber brings down some boxes to search through, the ensuing scene will have three (3) additional sparks to discover;
|Gun||Just above the trigger of the musket pistol|
|Divination sphere||On the purple, slightly transparent crystal ball|
|‘The Light Amalguia’ by Hel Vereni||On the corner of the book with grey covers.|
Revisiting Foxtrot tower
Revisiting Xiao Zhen’s office
At this point in the story, Xiao’s office still has the four (4) sparks to discover from the earlier chapter, with the addition of one (1) new spark available from this point forward. For information on the four original sparks, see the earlier section.
|Cabinet||On the handles of the glass cabinet doors, on the bookcase to the right|
Foxtrot tower – Room 16
The guest bedroom assigned to Yukiharu and Mikaela at the Foxtrot tower, has two (2) sparks to discover;
|Telescope||Slightly to the left of the telescope sitting on the balcony|
|Birdhouse||Just above the perch of the birdhouse, at the back of the room|
Revisiting the Brenbarr residence
Back in Amber’s workshop
When revisiting the Brenbarr residence, after Lua is introduced, the workshop will have the two (2) additional sparks to discover;
|Plushie||Next to the fox plushie on the top shelf of the workshop|
|Portrait||On the drawing of a fox, left of the showcase cabinet.|
A scene in Amber’s kitchen will follow afterward and there are two (2) sparks to discover;
These sparks were not available in the previous scene in the kitchen.
|Dinner||On the pot atop the countertop to the right.|
|Rocks||On the magical stones placed up on the fume hood of the stove.|
Chapter 4 – Cut From the Same Cloth
Foxtrot tower, break room
The only sparks in Chapter 4 are located in the break room within the Foxtrot tower. There are two (2) sparks to discover;
|Painting||In the middle of the painting of a white fox|
|Chessboard||On the table, slightly above the board itself|
Chapter 5 – Terraformation
Foxtrot tower, examination chamber
In the examination chamber, there are two (2) sparks to be discovered;
|Mirror||On the mirror, inside the reflection of the window|
|Window||In the middle of the window, just above the railing|
Sea of Ash
In the Sea of Ash, there is one (1) spark to discover;
|Sea of Ash||Near the bottom left of the screen, refer to the picture instead if you have trouble locating it|
During the examination, in Foxtrot’s outskirts, there are three (3 sparks to be discovered;
|Tree||Just beside the large tree on the left of the screen|
|Watermill||On the wider wall of the watermill|
|Mist||Behind the mill, high up on the screen, just left of the Foxtrot tower in the distance|
Although most achievements should be unlocked for you by now, there may be some that you missed. Let’s review where and how we can find them.
Together – Complete the prologue
This achievement will complete after you have continued through Mikaela’s bedroom.
Curious, Apprentice, Knowledgeable – Ask about the world around you x times.
This achievement will complete as you discover sparks and go through their dialogue for the 5th, 10th and 30th time.
No questions unanswered – Ask about all the objects and places of interest in the first episode.
This achievement wants you to go through the dialogue from all the sparks, there are a total of 54 of them.
This is just the beginning – Complete the first episode: ‘The Wanderer and the Anchor’
The achievement is fairly self-explanatory, and unlocks once you’ve completed the game for your first time. I hear the developers are creating more episodes though, so look out for those!
Time’s running out, Crystal – You’ve gained an unconventional ally
This achievement is unlocked by discovering a specific spark in the Foxtrot city library. See the ‘Foxtrot library’ section under Chapter 2 in the guide, the spark in question is called “‘Garden of Time’ by R.R. Anonimatic.” While I cannot be certain as I don’t speak Spanish myself, it seems this spark may be a reference to something that happens in the real book, called “Jardín del tiempo” by R.R. Anonimatic, which appears to be a collection of short stories. If you speak Spanish and want to check it out, you can look for the ISBN-13 of 9781953540621 to find the book.
Cartography – Find the map of the world
This achievement will be unlocked once you discover a specific spark. There is a map of the two continents, ‘Uzu’ and
Olhum – Visit Olhum at the map screen in the Journal
Before you’re able to do these, you’ll have to unlock this map by discovering the spark for the ‘Cartography’ achievement, just above this one. You can find the journal in the opening menu; it’s going to be blank, don’t panic! The journal is actually used by tapping on the various items you’ve unlocked by finding sparks. On the left hand side, under the journal paper itself, will be the corner of another paper. Clicking on this will open the map of the continents. Find Olhu on the map, in the southern section of the Uzu side, and tap on it to unlock the achievement.
A star once told me a story – Find the secret terrace
Unfortunately I have been unable to unlock this achievement just yet, so I cannot confirm it’s exact conditions. However, the developers have been so kind as to let me know that it is unlocked at certain times of the day, and as such I will definitely be trying to unlock it later!
Here we come to an end for the Sparks and achievements – Minimal spoilers – The Scorchfarer guide. I hope this guide has helped you with your gameplay. If you have something to add to this guide or believe we forgot some information to add, please let us know via comment! We check each comment manually by approving them!
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