Ok, not doing mission 27. So I went all the way to the boss of chapter eleven, whooped his ass, and now have headed back to the steppe. I was finally able to beat the juggernaut in the mine, but...no stars . I've been leveling up weapons, and have discovered the lionheart vs. axis blade argument. I don't have the lionheart, but I have a level 60 Flamberge and a star level Enkindler. I'm trying the Enkindler coupled with auto-haste for now. It looks like, Lightning can chain Army of One pretty rapidly with this combination, which is nice for tough foes. I'm wondering if it's even possible to attack an adamantoise yet---since I now have the death spell. If I move on to chapter 12, will I be able to return to the steppe?