Mystic Realm/Mystic Temple

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In Mystic Realm, there is a Mystic Temple hidden in each second act of a zone. Accessing the Mystic Temple will change the next stage of the game to an additional level, allowing the player to collect a Chaos Emerald. These emerald stages have a similar but slightly different theme than the zones they belong to and contain a Chaos Emerald at the end. Finishing the stage will take the player to the third act of the main zone.

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Regular locations

Jade Coast Zone

Where the two paths come together inside the cave at a Star Post, turn around and spindash into a little hole in the wall, and you'll spring up onto a ledge. Follow the ledge to the cave with the Mystic Temple. Also, the chain of floating platforms after the mentioned Star Post also leads to the ledge.

Tempest Valley Zone

The Mystic Temple is hidden in the room with the moving slime inside the cave, under the slime. To get there, you need an Elemental Shield or Invincibility. An Elemental Shield is hidden in a breakable wall in the cave at the beginning of the stage, and an Invincibility monitor is located right after the moving slime room, so grab it and run backwards. Alternatively, if you're fast enough, you can get there with rings alone. To get out after using the ring method, you will likely need an Elemental Shield, which is conveniently located behind the temple.

Verdant Forest Zone

At the end of the stage, after following the ring arrow down, there is a section of trees right before the little passage that leads to the final room. Behind one of the trees on the opposite side of one of the gigantic trees is a small passage that leads to the Mystic Temple room.

Flame Rift Zone

About halfway through the second act, there is a cave. Take the higher route and the path will lead to an upper set of platforms. When you jump up on the red springs, turn around to see the passageway to the Mystic Temple.

Midnight Freeze Zone

At the end of the second act you come across an ice sheet that leads to the exit. On the left side there is a hole that can be spindashed through. Then find the hole behind the rock in the little place you end up. There you will see the Mystic Temple. There is also a passage under the frozen water in the previous room, passable with an Elemental Shield.

Sunken Plant Zone

At the beginning of the stage, take the path underwater instead of taking the springs. Continue taking the path until after the first Star Post. On the right side of the room following the Star Post, underwater about half way to the other side, there is a little hole in the ceiling. Walk under it, and you'll fall through an invisible hole in the floor and hit a spring, bouncing you up into the visible hole in the ceiling, where you'll find the Mystic Temple.

Aerial Garden Zone

In each of the second group of open-air rooms, there is a button. To reach them, take the left fork on the second split, and at the end of the room, turn right, and hit the spring. Follow the tiny passages to the button, and then follow the tiny platforms back to the hole above the entrance to the room. Follow the hole to the upper floor of the waterfall room, and go across to the other side, walking out to a similar hole on the right open-air room. Bounce across the blue springs to the button. Then go back to the waterfall room and run backwards into the previously blocked room, where the Mystic Temple is hidden.

Starlight Palace Zone

To access the Mystic Temple, you will have to perform certain tasks in the level. First go to either room with the river, it is easier to do with the dried up river though. Then leap to the pillar on with two gargoyles, and push the nearest one onto the level of ground that is higher than the rest. It will open a door into an area with a button. Carefully jump to the button using the border, or use the gargoyle and thok to it. Then proceed back from where you came and then enter the secret area with the Attraction Shield. The area to the left is no longer closed.

It will lead to a large room with an invisible path winding its way forward. Follow the gargoyle's hints to make it across safely. You will be taken over two levels of the room until you reach an the area with the Mystic Temple. This will unlock Inner Sanctum Zone which bears an additional emblem for Sonic and a rather useless Master Emerald.

Second Quest locations (v4.5 and earlier)

Jade Coast Zone

At the red springs near the end of the stage, instead of turning left while on the springs, take a right. Look for a cracked wall and spindash through it. You will find the Mystic Temple where an Armageddon Shield would normally be.

Tempest Valley Zone

Once you come out at a bit with lots of poison water and a climbing area to the right, climb the area and go across until you reach a Star Post. Stop at the Star Post and face backwards and go right and you should come to a cave with poison water. As Sonic, spindash-jump to the right direction; thokking may help. With Tails, fly; and with Knuckles, climb across the walls. You'll come to an Extra Life Monitor and the Mystic Temple.

Verdant Forest Zone

The temple will actually be on the Upper Path.

Flame Rift Zone

From the beginning, take the left path. Just before entering the area behind the first checkpoint, turn back. There should be a platform with a fire shield. There should be a bustable wall. Behind it is the temple.

Midnight Freeze Zone

If you are using Sonic, turn right and take the upper route at the beginning of the act. Tails/Knuckles players can fly/climb to get to the upper route. Keep taking the upper route till you cross a snow bridge. On the other side of it, clear out the room of enemies and spindash for a breakable wall to get the invincibility power-up. Without wasting any time, drop down into the hole to enter the water passage with the invincibility power-up.

Dash through the water quickly until you get to the big gap; there should be a spring in the middle of it. Time your drop just right and you should hit the spring and rocket out of the water and the temple should be ahead. This is somewhat easier with Tails due to his flying ability.

Sunken Plant Zone

The temple is at the end of the level, but is behind a switch activated door just by it. To open the door, press the switch which is also nearby the exit. Go down the extra passageway next to the switch and to the fans which blow you up on the platform with the last checkpoint again. Turn back and run back up on the platform just above the water you swam in previously. The area there has the door which you opened not long ago, which has another switch. Press the switch, then go back to the exit to find that the door to the temple is now open.

Aerial Garden Zone

The temple is the same as the one in the first quest, but is behind the door that takes four switches to open.

The first switch is at the start of the level, on top of the waterfall. At the second fork, their will be one switch on the left route and another on the right. At the end of the stage, circle around the temple and find a spring to get to the next floor. keep circling around the next floor until you find it.

The door should be behind the last checkpoint.