The Womb of Grief, known as the Wailing Womb (嘆きの胎) in the Japanese version, is a dungeon in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. It is an optional dungeon much like the Labyrinth of Amala of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, featuring a slew of new bosses tied to its completion.



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey ReduxEdit

After being killed by Alex in Bootes, the protagonist awakens in the Womb of Grief, with Demeter standing before him. She travels with him as he traverses the area collecting the Fruits for her Harvest, each one guarded by a strong demon. Traversing and obtaining most of the fragments is required to unlock the New Law, Neutral, and Chaos endings.

The Womb of Grief is separated into seven floors: The Ingress, where the protagonist begins, and six Spheres that descend further in as the protagonist progresses through it. Enemies that can be found in each sphere roughly corresponds to each sector of the Schwarzwelt, starting with Sector Bootes in the Ingress and progressing down to Horologium for the Sixth Sphere.

After the player finishes the Third Sphere, Demeter informs him that the Wardens have begun to manifest. Consisting of Isis, Volvo, Cybele, Anat, and Kali, the Wardens appear in any of the Spheres that the player has completed as a unique Enemy Search that triggers up to two squares away from the player's location. Unlike other Enemy Searches, walking into that tile will immediately begin combat, but as a lifeline to the unprepared, the player has a guaranteed escape on the first turn of battle.