The Guardian of the Woods (森のタシ Forest's Caretaker) is the first boss you encounter in your journey. He is basically used as the tutorial for boss fights. He is, as his title states, the Guardian of the Woods; however, an encounter with Shadar has turned this once benevolent creature into a destructive monster.
- Genus: Nobilia Elemental
- Resistance: Storm
- Elemental Weakness: Fire
- Tricks: Windfall, Bellow
- Items Dropped: Spirit of the Woods (もりのオーブ Forest Orb)
- Location: Deep Dark Wood (滝回廊 Corridor of Waterfalls), within The Rolling Hills (北の森 North Forest).
Grind and go through the track between the first save stone and second (which is right before the boss). Level 4 or 5 on Normal is a good level to battle the boss. Use Oliver's Fireball and Defend when the boss winds up one of his attacks (Windfall and Bellow).
Since this is pretty much a tutorial, look for the golden orb which lets Oliver do his limit break (Burning Heart).