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            / ___   __  /
            \/  /  /  \/
               /  /____   __    _____ ____
              /  // __ \ / /   / ___//  _/
             /  // /-/ // /   / _Ż/  \ \   OF
            /  // /Ż/ //  ŻŻ//  ŻŻ//Ż  /________
           ŻŻŻŻ ŻŻ  ŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻ `   __  \
                                   THE  /  / /  /
                                       /  /_/  /___ __  __ ___  ___
                                      /       // _ )\ \/ //   //   /
                                     /  /Ż/  // _Ż/  \  / \ \Ż \ \Ż
                                    /  / /  //  Ż )  / //Ż  //Ż  /
                                   ŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻ  ŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻ

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                         -= THE COMPLETE ASCH GUIDE =-

                                  Version 1.5
                                   Aug. 2007

                     Written by: Majutsuko (Erik Goertzen)
                            zealot_04 @ hotmail.com

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            "I'm Asch...the charred remains of the 'Sacred Flame'!"
                                   = Asch =
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ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ

CHAPTER 1 ~ PREFACE --------------------------------------------------- [1Prfc]
              i   - Introduction ...................................... [1iaaa]

CHAPTER 2 ~ BEATING THE SYSTEM ---------------------------------------- [2BSys]
              i   - Recruiting Asch Via The "Map Trick" ............... [2iaaa]
              ii  - Recruiting Asch Via Character Modifier Codes ...... [2iiaa]
              iii - Unlocking Asch's Equipment ........................ [2iiia]
              iv  - C.Core Modifier Codes ............................. [2ivaa]
              v   - Getting Back Asch's Artes Early ................... [2vaaa]
              vi  - Experience Levels ................................. [2viaa]
              vii - Unlocking Lost Fon Drive .......................... [2viia]

CHAPTER 3 ~ ABOUT ASCH ------------------------------------------------ [3AbtA]
              i   - General Information ............................... [3iaaa]
              ii  - Pros .............................................. [3iiaa]
              iii - Cons .............................................. [3iiia]

CHAPTER 4 ~ IN-GAME UTILIZATION --------------------------------------- [4Utlz]
              i   - Times/Places That Concern Asch .................... [4iaaa]
              ii  - Using Asch In The Coliseum ........................ [4iiaa]
              iii - Using Asch And Completing Nebilim's Sidequest ..... [4iiia]

CHAPTER 5 ~ COMBAT SKILLS --------------------------------------------- [5Skil]
              i   - Base Artes ........................................ [5iaaa]
              ii  - Arcane Artes ...................................... [5iiaa]
              iii - Spells/Fonic Artes ................................ [5iiia]
              iv  - Mystic Artes ...................................... [5ivaa]
              v   - Combos ............................................ [5vaaa]

CHAPTER 6 ~ NOTICES --------------------------------------------------- [6Ntcs]
              i   - Conclusion ........................................ [6iaaa]
              ii  - Version History ................................... [6iiaa]
              iii - E-mail Policy ..................................... [6iiia]
              iv  - Disclaimer ........................................ [6ivaa]
              v   - Credits ........................................... [6vaaa]


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|                          ** CHAPTER 1 ~ PREFACE **                  [1Prfc] |
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| i   - Introduction |                                                [1iaaa] |
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This guide is all about making the most out of one of the best characters in
Tales of the Abyss: Asch. In the game, he is normally only usable for two short
periods of time, since Asch is what's known as a sub-character. Therefore, he's
only temporary...or at least, that's what he was meant to be...

Because of a hardware glitch that was left in, you can use it to your advantage
and easily force Asch into your party to take Luke's place for the whole game,
if you so desire. Essentially, for 90% of all times and places, the game will
not even notice Luke is missing, which is practically ideal.

The other alternative, is to use a hacking device (i.e. CB/XP/GS/AR). Either
method can be used to recruit Asch, however, there are even more possibilities
if you have a such a hacking device.

Whatever the case, this guide provides all the information you need about Asch,
the "dos", the "don'ts", and more.

Now, please enjoy my extensive guide which I consider to be stalwart...or
even...perfect...


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|                    ** CHAPTER 2 ~ BEATING THE SYSTEM  **            [2BSys] |
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ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ

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| i   - Recruiting Asch Via The "Map Trick" |                         [2iaaa] |
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What is the "Map Trick"? It's hardware glitch that allows you to travel to
anywhere on the world map---pass through mountains, walk across ledges and over
water. You can do it in all versions TotA to date. So just how is this harmless
and useful trick done? Like so:

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 |The "Map Trick" /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 |- Save your game.
 |- Stand still on the world map.
 |- Eject the disc tray/open the disc cover of the PS2.
 |- Remove the disc, and close the disc tray/cover.
 |- Run away a short distance and all obstacles will disappear.
 |- Insert the disc and close the disc tray/cover to resume the game normally.
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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NOTE 1: Do the last step only if you're over a safe portion of land, or if you
        enter a town/dungeon/battle/the menu screen, that is to say---if you do
        anything that requires loading and the screen goes black.

NOTE 2: Beware, re-inserting the disc while over water, a mountain, or a very
        tiny island will leave you unable to move or "Map Trick" out of there.
        Saving your game in such a situation will mean you're stuck there
        permanently!!

You can recruit Asch in the Mushroom Road Sidequest. To start the quest, by
speaking to Luke's mother Susanne shortly after finishing the Absorption Gate
(the Albiore will get the R3 Feature). Now you need to go to Mushroom Road.

To get there, set the Albiore down just above the water, and travel North-East
through a stream located between Rotelro Bridge and Kaitzur. Your destination
is a foggy beach shore with mushrooms on it.

Be sure you've removed everything equipped from Luke before entering. Inside,
Asch will take Luke's place. Now from the entrance of Mushroom road, take the
lower right fork and go NE one screen. Take the upper path right. Head down and
then left. Now walk along the mushroom tops until get you get off further
north. Head right, in through the hollow trunk, then travel north, and opt to
exit to the field.

Outside, grab the Flight Stone if you so desire. Now perform the "Map Trick",
and travel to any city that has a port (like Grand Chokmah). Once there, talk
to the person at the port to take off in the Albiore again. C'est tout!

NOTE 1: You'll be free to go back to Mushroom Road and exchange Asch for
        Luke at any time. However, to get Asch again, exit & re-enter until he
        shows up.

NOTE 2: Asch can only be recruited a total of 3 times from Mushroom Road. After
        that, he will no longer show up.

NOTE 3: Each time Asch rejoins, his stats will be reset to match Luke's.

NOTE 4: Once you go to Eldrant, you can no longer recruit Asch from Mushroom
        Road, because that will bring the sidequest to a close. Therefore,
        trading Asch back for Luke at Mushroom Road after this point will be a
        permanent deal; meaning Asch will leave for good.

*However, you should not recruit Asch through this glitch as soon the quest
becomes available... As you may know, when Luke leaves the party, Mieu leaves
as well. So what we want to do, is have Asch AND Mieu so that you can still
get certain items, and complete certain sidequests. To get Mieu again
automatically, recruit Asch AFTER he joins & leaves in Baticul to visit his
parents; this is just prior to entering the Tower of Rem, which is when I
recommend getting him. This should should be done before your 2nd visit there
so that later in Baticul (and then Yulia City) Mieu will split and rejoin for
use again.

*FYI, the cut-off point to having Asch along with getting Mieu back is BEFORE
initiating the scenes in Yulia City soon after getting the Jewel of Lorelei. In
Yulia City, after witnessing the scene between Tear and Natalia in Tear's room,
Luke will become your on-screen character. Don't panic, it's a harmless,
temporary glitch; you won't lose Asch. Once the group joins up again,
everything will be back to normal, and you'll be able to use Mieu once more.

It's interesting actually...Asch can be the on-screen character and still use
Mieu without any glitches. Although, Asch makes no gestures any of Mieu's
actions; for instance, Asch just floats upwards without hanging onto him when
using the Mieu Wings. 


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| ii  - Recruiting Asch Via Character Modifier Codes |                [2iiaa] |
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NOTE: For those wanting AR MAX conversions and/or want to know about getting a
      free converter for it, please see my second post in my smaller, more
      colorful version of this Asch guide here:
      http://tales.namco.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1672562#1672562

The other way to get Asch is by using codes (Codebreaker, Xploder, Gameshark or
Action Replay). Just press the corresponding button combination together at the
same time to hack in the desired character into Slot 1 (that's the 1st
character space at the top of your menu). You can do it whenever/wherever, as
long as it's not during battle (if you do, it just won't take effect until the
battle is over). All the following codes in this guide are for the NTSC-U/C
version only:

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 |Master/Enable Codes /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | (M)AR2/GS2v2              (M)CB1-5                  (M)CB6+/XP4+/GS2v3+
 | 0E3C7DF2 1456E7A5         F010F8DC 0010F8DF         90106210 0C04182C
 | F010FBD8 0010FBDB
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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 |Character Modifier Code, Slot 1 // (Joker'd) /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | D0617382 0000F2FF -- Luke    (L1+R1 +L2)
 | 006D2EC1 00000001
 | D0617382 0000F1FF -- Tear    (L1+R1 +R2)
 | 006D2EC1 00000002                    
 | D0617382 000073FF -- Jade    (L1+R1 +Square)
 | 006D2EC1 00000003
 | D0617382 0000B3FF -- Anise   (L1+R1 +X)
 | 006D2EC1 00000004
 | D0617382 0000D3FF -- Guy     (L1+R1 +O)
 | 006D2EC1 00000005
 | D0617382 0000F3FE -- Natalia (L1+R1 +Select)
 | 006D2EC1 00000006
 | D0617382 0000F3F7 -- Asch    (L1+R1 +Start)
 | 006D2EC1 00000007
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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With this code, you can hack in any character you like, just switch whoever you
want into Slot 1 and use a button combination. If you change your mind, hack
him/her back out. Just don't create doubles of a character...that's glitchy...

By the way, yes it is possible to have a party of Luke and Asch together!
Although, it's better to forgo having Luke over anyone else, since more quests
can be done if Luke's the only character missing from the party.

One more thing, there's a harmless bug where Luke and Asch share each other's
character portraits in battle (even if you have only one of them) depending on
which one you hack in and when:

* If long-haired Luke is normally in the party and you add Asch, both will have
  long-haired Luke's battle portrait.

* If short-haired Luke is normally in the party and you add Asch, both will
  have short-haired Luke's battle portrait.

* If Asch is normally in the party (i.e. Ortion Cavern/Mushroom Road quests)
  and you add short/long-haired Luke, both will have Asch's battle portrait.

So basically if you want to hack in Asch and have him use his own proper battle
portrait, use the "Map Trick" first to recruit him from Mushroom Road.

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 |Party Modifier /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ 
 | 206D2EC0 03020101 
 | 206D2EC4 00060504
 |
 |Should any of the game's events doing anything funny with your party (like
 |remove and/or duplicate a character), here is a quickfix; it gives you a full
 |party of Luke, Tear, Jade, Anise, Guy, Natalia (in that order).
 |
 |You just load the game with it on, save, then reset. That's it, all's well.
 |
 |NOTE: The standard character mod won't work while this code is on.
 |___________________________________________________________________________ 
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Asch does not necessarily cause the game to glitch your party (with or without
the use of codes); reports have shown that this game is already glitchy enough
to do that all on its own, even with a normal party. -_-


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| iii - Unlocking Asch's Equipment |                                  [2iiia] |
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Asch's Maestro equipment itself is locked, and cannot be removed by any normal
means. However, if you use a hacking device, you can make Asch free to equip
everything Luke can, except the Nebilim (Asch was programmed that way; also,
if Maestro equipment is placed on any other character, it locks out even their
own weapons and armor). So, if you want to unlock Asch's protective armament,
enter the following codes:

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 |Asch // Equiment Modifier Codes /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 |  Body: 106D435A 00000000
 | Other: 106D435E 00000000
 |
 |The above codes empty his "Body" and "Other" slots. As for Asch's weapon, use
 |the following code along with a sword's corresponding value substituted in
 |place of xxxx to replace his currently equipped weapon:
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |
 |  Weap: 106D4358 0000xxxx
 |
 | 00BE = Cutlass            00CD = Killer Sword       00DC = Vorpal Sword
 | 00BF = Long Sword         00CE = Katana             00DD = Last Fencer
 | 00C0 = Rapier             00CF = Mythril Sword      00DE = Swordian Dymlos
 | 00C1 = Broad Sword        00D0 = Imperial Guard     00DF = Ultimatus
 | 00C2 = Scimitar           00D1 = Mighty Saber       00E0 = Table Knife
 | 00C3 = Steel Sword        00D2 = Hauteclere         00E1 = Wooden Sword
 | 00C4 = Nimble Rapier      00D3 = Schwarzloewe       00E2 = Fonic Sword
 | 00C5 = Great Sword        00D4 = Holy Judgement     00E3 = Fonic Blade
 | 00C6 = Falx               00D5 = Dragon Killer      00E4 = Nebilim*
 | 00C7 = Silver Sword       00D6 = Shakunage          00E5 = Lost Celesti*
 | 00C8 = Wasier Rapier      00D7 = Soul Crush         00E6 = Blade
 | 00C9 = Bastard Sword      00D8 = Full Metal Edge    00E7 = Key of Lorelei*
 | 00CA = Talwar             00D9 = Celcius Calibur    00E8 = Jewel of Gardios*
 | 00CB = Knight Fencer      00DA = Maestro Sword
 | 00CC = Epee               00DB = Flamberge             * = Key Items/Weapons
 |
 |Using the codes above, save your game with them on, then reload it without
 |them. You can now manually equip Asch just like every other character.
 |
 |NOTE: Do not hack in the Lost Celesti until you've already obtained it
 |      normally through the Nebilim sidequest, otherwise it might prevent you
 |      from completing it later on.
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Here are some other useless tidbits of information that I found interesting:

* Whatever weapon you equip Asch with will appear in his cut-scenes even when
  he's not supposed to be in your party. Of course, once he gets the incomplete
  Key of Lorelei, that will be the only sword he'll use in cut-scenes till the
  end of the game.

* If you hack Asch into the game before he first joins you normally, he has an
  empty accessory slot. When the game finally gives him to you though, any
  equipment you may have given him, the game will unequip it all and add it to
  your inventory, as well as re-equip him with all his Maestro stuff. (This is
  unusual; in most cases with RPGs, typically the game is programmed to simply
  overwrite and replace the equipment).


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| iv  - C.Core Modifier Codes |                                       [2ivaa] |
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Because Asch's stats get reset by the game in accordance to Luke's level at
certain points in the game, it's recommended that Asch be recruited and built
up after you've progressed past those points. However, if you've hacked Asch
into your party before the Mushroom Road sidequest and want to pick up where
you left off with Asch's C.Core stats, you can always write them down, then
edit the xxxx values with the codes below (values must be entered in
hexadecimals, i.e. 0009=0009, 0010=000A, 0255=00FF)

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 |Asch // C.Core Stat Bonus Modifier Codes /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | P.ATK: 106D4364 0000xxxx          F.ATK: 106D4366 0000xxxx
 | P.DEF: 106D4368 0000xxxx          F.DEF: 106D436A 0000xxxx 
 |   ENH: 106D436C 0000xxxx            AGL: 106D436E 0000xxxx
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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Another trick is to use a code to equip Asch with a C.Core for while he isn't
in your party. Then when the game gives him to you, he is reset to match Luke's
current level, along with a number of C.Core bonuses multiplied by his level.
Simply put, it'll be as if he gained all those levels at once. For example, if
you gave Asch the Tutti Core, and Luke was at level 51 when you went to recruit
Asch at Mushroom Road, he'll come with +200 to each stat! (50 lvls x 4 = 200)

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 |Asch // Equipped C.Core Modifier Code / 
 |ŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | 106D4360 000000xx
 |
 | 5C = Stre                 66 = Scild Forte          70 = Strecido
 | 5D = Nocer                67 = Esprit Forte         71 = Nocercido
 | 5E = Alca                 68 = Balla Forte          72 = Ballacido
 | 5F = Nocere               69 = Alca Forte           73 = Lebhaft
 | 60 = Scild                6A = Stre Maggiore        74 = Scildecido
 | 61 = Esprit               6B = Nocer Maggiore       75 = Parlanto
 | 62 = Styl                 6C = Scild Maggiore       76 = Largamente
 | 63 = Nobile               6D = Alca Maggiore        77 = Lunatito
 | 64 = Stre Forte           6E = Balla Maggiore       78 = Grandioz
 | 65 = Nocer Forte          6F = Marcato              79 = *Tutti*
 | 00 = -Nothing-
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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Actually, here's a more convenient code for us lazy people...This can equip all
characters with the Tutti Core (79). That's right, no more need to constantly
shuffle around the best C.Cores between your characters again. Good riddance.

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 |All Characters // Same Equipped C.Core Modifier Code / 
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | 406D2F80 000700D4
 | 000000xx 00000000
 |
 | 5C = Stre                 66 = Scild Forte          70 = Strecido
 | 5D = Nocer                67 = Esprit Forte         71 = Nocercido
 | 5E = Alca                 68 = Balla Forte          72 = Ballacido
 | 5F = Nocere               69 = Alca Forte           73 = Lebhaft
 | 60 = Scild                6A = Stre Maggiore        74 = Scildecido
 | 61 = Esprit               6B = Nocer Maggiore       75 = Parlanto
 | 62 = Styl                 6C = Scild Maggiore       76 = Largamente
 | 63 = Nobile               6D = Alca Maggiore        77 = Lunatito
 | 64 = Stre Forte           6E = Balla Maggiore       78 = Grandioz
 | 65 = Nocer Forte          6F = Marcato              79 = *Tutti*
 | 00 = -Nothing-
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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| v   - Getting Back Asch's Artes Early |                             [2vaaa] |
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If Asch, or anyone for that matter, is hacked in early, they won't have all
their artes. So if you're starting a New Game+ and carrying over artes, I'd
think it's fair to say Asch should then be able to start with all of his too.
After Yulia City though, you won't even need to use this code again, so it's
only for the first 10 hours of the game really.

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 |Asch // All Artes Code / 
 |ŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | 206D437C FFFFFFFF
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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| vi  - Experience Levels |                                           [2viaa] |
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Okay, whenever Asch joins, his level is the same as Luke's. When Luke re-joins
after the Ortion Cavern event, his level is the same as Asch's. So if you've
had Asch until Yulia City, he loses his levels & stats and becomes like Luke.
Don't level up Asch at all during this quest unless you want to screw Luke out
of some C.Core stats. Wait till after you get Luke again, then you can change
Asch's experience level to shoot back up a few levels in one battle. This code
is also known as a "quick level gain." So you're just editing the value for the
total amount of experience gained.

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 |Asch // Experience Modifier Code / 
 |ŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | 206D42E8 xxxxxxxx
 |
 |Examples: - 0007A120 (500,000exp) will raise him to Lv63.
 |          - 05F5E0FF (99,999,999exp) will raise him to Lv200.
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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| vii - Unlocking Lost Fon Drive |                                    [2viia] |
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Lost Fon Drive is the only 2nd Mystic Arte I believe to be appropriate for Asch
to use, considering how similar he and Luke are, and that you usually have to
forgo having Luke to use Asch. The fact that Asch can also wield the Key of
Lorelei (after removing his Maetro equipment restriction) is a testament to
this idea, since that sword is a necessary component to using LFD. So, in
compensation for Namco not giving him his Binding Doom, here's the next best
thing:

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 |MYSTIC ARTE: Lost Fon Drive // Character Restriction Disabled /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | D064B8AC 00005355
 | 2069AD28 00000000
 |
 |Using this code allows any character to use this Mystic Arte as long as all
 |its conditions are met in battle. Keep in mind, the Key of Lorelei must be
 |equipped, and you must have game clear data on your card, otherwise it will
 |not work at all. Apart from that, you must satisfy all of its other normal
 |conditions in battle. Unfortunately the mystic arte will use Luke's voice for
 |the battle quotes, as well as his cut-in. Also, this code is not saveable,
 |meaning that it must be on for it to work at all.
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|                        ** CHAPTER 3 ~ ABOUT ASCH **                 [3AbtA] |
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| i   - General Information |                                         [3iaaa] |
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The following are some details that you may not be aware of about Asch:

* Asch's FSC levels, skill usage, and kill count are all independent of Luke's,
  and they can also be carried over using the Grade Shop options. (i.e. Battle
  Data)

* Any FS Chambers you have equipped on Asch can always be regained either when
  he joins you again, or if you carry them over using the Grade Shop.

* None of Asch's spells receive speed casting bonuses from Cobalt Chambers,
  instead they receive extra pushing/lifting effects from them.

* Asch will always level up to Luke's current level each time the game has him
  join your party normally. Luke will ever only level up to Asch's current
  level after the Ortion Cavern event (when he wakes up in Yulia City).

* Asch comes with the same AD Skills as Luke when recruited normally. However,
  Asch's exclusive magic-based AD Skills have to be learned through C.Cores on
  his own. Also, those will carry over independently of Luke.

* Without a "complete party," you'll miss out on a number of skits (mostly in
  Eldrant). Of course, you'll also get to witness some that are exclusive to
  Asch, so it's somewhat of a trade-off.


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| ii  - Pros |                                                        [3iiaa] |
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Here are the pros to having Asch if you recruit him normally using the "Map
Trick," without using codes:

* Only Asch can wear Maestro equipment.

* Asch's Maestro Robe has a higher F.Def than any of Luke/Guy's armor.

* The Maestro Stone is as good as it is unique, as it reduces casting time and
  TP costs by 25%.

* Asch's Hand armor is naturally changeable.

* Asch can have all the same opportunities for C.Core bonuses as Luke, and
  actually has more than other characters (i.e. Natalia) if you get him at
  Level 2.

* Asch has a much faster Taunt than Luke.

* Asch begins with all of the techs that Luke learns through sidequests.

* Asch has all the same skills as Luke, in addition to several fonic spells,
  two of which are exclusive to him.

* Asch can spell-cancel, and do it better than anyone else.

* Asch can have ALL the AD skills.

* Rending Saber is a pretty decent Mystic Arte, even with the Maestro Sword.

* Asch's best title is gained just by having him join you at Mushroom Road.

* Asch can also use Mieu (getting him back depends on the timing of Asch's
  recruitment; see the last three paragraphs in section [2iaaa]).

* Asch can be used to fight the final boss.

Here are the additional pros to having Asch if you also have a hacking device
for more liberties:

* You can unlock Asch's equipment, then you'll see that he can equip almost
  everything that Luke can (i.e. Soul Crush, Jewel of Lorelei, etc) without
  further need of codes.

* Catalyst weapons can become powered up for Asch too if you hack one onto his
  weapon slot.

* With Asch able to equip better swords, Rending Saber > Radiant Howl, hands
  down, since catalyst weapons lack any significant usefulness with RH once
  their power is finally unleashed anyway.

* If Asch has the Jewel of Lorelei equipped when you beat Sync in Eldrant, it
  won't disappear!

* Asch can use Lost Fon Drive flawlessly (with 2nd playthrough status) if he
  meets all of its conditions in battle, (the code must alway be on though).

* Asch works flawlessly in the coliseum through the character mod, and can
  therefore fare against the cameos.

* Asch works flawlessly in Baticuloon using the character mod.

* Asch works flawlessly in the battle against Nebilim (but you must use the
  character mod if you want to complete Nebilim's last two sub-events first).


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| iii - Cons |                                                        [3iiia] |
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Here are the cons to having Asch if you recruit him:

* Asch's weapon, armor, and "other" equipment cannot be removed without codes.

* The Maestro Sword becomes fairly outclassed by other weapons later.

* The Maestro Robe has fairly low P.Def later.

* The Maestro Stone also gets slightly outclassed by other accessories later.

* Even with unlocked equipment, Asch cannot wield any catalyst weapons without
  a hacking device.

* Every time the game gives/removes Asch in accordance to the story, his level
  is made equal to Luke's, and his stats and C.Core bonuses are reset (there's
  a cut-off point to this however).

* Luke has to be kept dead at Level 2 for most of the game if you want Asch to
  join at that level so he can gain more C.Core stats (unless you use a hacking
  device to equip him with a good C.Core before recruiting him).

* Asch's basic attacks are slower than Luke's (mostly irrelevant in comboing)

* Two of Asch's spells do not FOF change like Jade's do.

* Asch lacks a 2nd Mystic Arte (unless you give him one using a hacking device)

* Asch only has two titles and one costume.

* Asch prevents anyone from being able to enter the coliseum without a hacking
  device.

* You can't play Baticuloon with Asch unless you have a hacking device.

* Asch freezes the game at the final boss if a certain condition is not met.

* Asch doesn't have any animations when using Mieu (irrelevant).

* If Asch uses the Mieu Wings to go to a different screen (through an opening),
  the game freezes, (Tower of Rem only).

* The last 2 Catalyst weapons can't both be obtained using Asch, so you can't
  complete Nebilim's sidequest to fight her unless you have Mieu and use codes.

* You can't obtain the Jewel of Guardios while Asch is in your party (unless
  you use codes).

* The final sub-event for Guy's Dashing Gent won't occur while Asch is in the
  party.

* Shiba's Aramis Spring/Keterburg event won't occur while Asch is in the party.

* Game Completion Data containing Asch but not Luke is glitched for new games
  started from that particular clear save. As long as Luke is there, it
  *should* be okay (this may need further testing).


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|                    ** CHAPTER 4 ~ IN-GAME UTILIZATION **            [4Utlz] |
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| i   - Times/Places That Concern Asch |                              [4iaaa] |
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* Getting Asch at a Lv2; For those of you who don't have a hacking device to
  power up Asch the easy way, be sure not to use Luke by keeping him dead/
  switched of the party until the Mushroom Road sidequest. Also, don't level up
  Asch during the Ortion Cavern quest so as to not make Luke gain levels from
  him. This will allow Asch to join at the lowest level possible so he can take
  advantage of the Tutti core. (The easy way is to just hack the Tutti Core
  onto Asch for when he joins so he gets +4 to all stats for each of the levels
  gained from Luke).

* Keeping Asch; after entering Eldrant, the Mushroom Road sidequest closes.
  That means that if you return and get Luke back, you can no longer exchange
  him there for Asch again from then on, (Asch won't reappear). A reminder that
  you can only recruit Asch 3 times before going to Eldrant and that's it.

* The Tower of Rem; If Asch uses the Mieu Wings here to go to a different
  screen (through an opening), the game will freeze. The solution: just change
  your on-screen character.

* The Jewel of Guardios; Guy's sidequest for this sword can't be completed if
  Asch is present. So the only methods of getting this sword are to use either
  a weapon modifier and hack it in, or use the character modifier to sub Asch
  out just for that last event.

* The final boss battle; if Asch enters battle without Tear (or Luke) in the
  same battle party, the game will freeze as the battles begin.

* Game Completion Data Save; If you beat the final boss with Asch instead of
  Luke and you save your game when prompted, that new data-file will be
  glitched; so if you load it to start a new game through the Grade Shop, Luke
  will be absent from your menu! Since you need at least one character to
  fight in battle, the game will freeze as you enter Van's training session.
  The solution? When you're ready to make a new clear data save, go to Mushroom
  Road, get Luke back, go beat the final boss, and save your new clear data in
  a separate space. The other way around this is to start a new game with
  Asch's clear save and fix the glitch if you to use the character mod to place
  Luke in slot 1, and all will be normal.


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| ii  - Using Asch In The Coliseum |                                  [4iiaa] |
-=============================================================================-

NOTE: This is only possible using the character modifier code from section
      [2iiaa].

Load the game with the character mod code. Enter the coliseum with a complete
party (which means 6 characters, no Asch). Save your game inside. Register at
the desk for single/group rounds of battles. Afterward, press R1+R2+Start to
hack in Asch, then go talk to the man at the door to enter the arena battles.
You'll see that Asch physically appears inside without any problems.

When you finish battling, the party is reorganized, and depending on who you
used to fight in the arena, one of the other characters will be removed from
the party, leaving you with Asch and the other 5 characters (Luke included).
So, once your battles are over, you'll probably want to use the character mod
to change the characters around again.


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| iii - Using Asch And Completing Nebilim's Sidequest |               [4iiia] |
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NOTE: This is only possible using the character modifier code from section
      [2iiaa].

The trigger for facing Nebilim is not dependant on solely on having all the
Catalyst weapons in your inventory; it also depends on whether or not all of
her sub-events were viewed and completed. The problem with having Asch through
the "Map Trick" is that you can't acquire both of the final 2 catalysts. As
long as Asch is in your party, the event with Florian in Daath for the Heart of
Chaos, and the event in Eldrant for the Unicorn Horn will not occur unless Luke
is there instead. Therefore, on any normal Asch game, Nebilim is off-limits.

So, if you want to complete the Nebilim sidequest, first of all make sure you
can use Mieu! Then when you clear the Radiation Gate, enter Daath's cathedral
with Luke (not Asch) and all the other characters (I suggest using the
character mod to switch Luke in and out for this event). As long as you
complete the Heart of Chaos event and have Mieu, you'll still be able to reach
the sealed room in Eldrant where the Unicorn Horn is. There, again you'll need
to use codes to briefly switch Asch for Luke so you can examine this catalyst
weapon and acquire it. Afterward, make sure you witness the final scene at the
foot of the stairs to the final boss.

If you've done all that, head over to Nebilim's Crag once you have the Refined
Flightstone (or you can "Map Trick" your way there >_>) and you can finally
fight her with Asch in your party!


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|                       ** CHAPTER 5 ~ COMBAT SKILLS **               [5Skil] |
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| i   - Base Artes |                                                  [5iaaa] |
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 |BASE ARTE: Demon Fist // Default /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 6                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 130                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Unleash a powerful shockwave along the ground."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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 |BASE ARTE: Sonic Thrust // Default /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 5                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 140                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Unleash a powerful shockwave along the ground."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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 |BASE ARTE: Fang Blade // Default /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 5                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 150                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Slash the enemy down and then up into the air."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Lightning Tiger Blade // Wind /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 5                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: Wind
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 300
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Slash the enemy down and then up into the air with electrical
 |              power."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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 |BASE ARTE: Havoc Strike // Lv.4 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 5                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 130                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A fierce kick attack from above."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Burning Havoc // Fire /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 5                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: Fire
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 280
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A fierce burning kick from above."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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 |BASE ARTE: Raging Blast // Lv.8 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 10                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 180                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Unleash a burst of power from within that downs the enemy."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Frigid Blast // Water /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 10                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Water
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 320
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Unleash a burst of ice power that downs the enemy."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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 |BASE ARTE: Steel // Lv.12 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 7                      TYPE: ---                  ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Self               POWER: ---                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Concentrate and temporarily raise your chances of making a
 |              critical hit by 5%."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Coil // Fire /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 7                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Self               POWER: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Concentrate and temporarily raise your chances of making a
 |              critical hit by 10%."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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 |BASE ARTE: Rending Thrust // Lv.28 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 9                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 140                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A thrust attack followed by an uppercut."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Rending Quake // Earth /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 9                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: Earth
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 260
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A thrust attack followed by an earth-powered uppercut."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
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| ii  - Arcane Artes |                                                [5iiaa] |
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 |ARCANE ARTE: Lightning Blade // Default /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 11                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Wind
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 220                 FOF: Wind/Sml/1
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "An electrifying thrust attack."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Slag Assault // Default /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 12                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Earth
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 240                 FOF: Earth/Sml/1
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Strike the earth and send rock fragments flying toward the
 |              enemy."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Sonic Blast // Default /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 10                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Wind
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 250                 FOF: Wind/Sml/1
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Rapid thrusts create powerful wind blasts that send the enemy
 |              flying."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Fang Blade Havoc // Lv.15, Fang Blade & Havoc Strike x50 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 16                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 310                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A combination of Fang Blade and Havoc Strike."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Fang Blade Rage // Lv.18, Fang Blade & Raging Blast x50 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 21                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 310                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A combination of Fang Blade and Raging Blast."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Guardian // Lv.21 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 30                     TYPE: ---                  ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Self               POWER: ---                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Increases defense against certain attacks."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Raging Havoc // Lv.24, Havoc Strike & Raging Blast x50 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 23                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 360                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A combination of Havoc Strike and Raging Blast."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Guardian Field // Lv.32 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 16                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Light
 | TARGET: All in radius      POWER: 260                 FOF: Light/Med/1
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Light emanating from your sword damages surrounding enemies
 |              and heals all allies within range."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Guardian Frost // Water /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 16                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Water
 | TARGET: All in radius      POWER: 440
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Ice emanating from your sword damages surrounding enemies
 |              and heals all allies within range."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Rending Fang Blade // Lv.35, Fang Blade & Rending Thrust x50 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 20                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 320                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A combination of Fang Blade and Rending Thrust."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Rending Havoc // Lv.38, Rending Thrust & Havoc Strike x50 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 22                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 300                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A combination of Rending Thrust and Havoc Strike."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Rending Blast // Lv.41, Rending Thrust & Raging Blast x50 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 24                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 340                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A combination of Rending Thrust and Raging Blast."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Light Spear Cannon // Lv.45 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 20                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 260                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A spinning blade attack that knocks the enemy into the air."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Light Blast // Wind /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 20                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Light
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 400
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A spinning light-blade attack that knocks the enemy into the
 |              air."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Devil's Inferno // Lv.49 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 18                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Fire
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 350                 FOF: Fire/Med/1
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A fiery blast from your sword sends frontal enemies flying."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Devil's Maw // Earth /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 18                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Earth
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 500
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A rock-blast sends frontal enemies flying."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |ARCANE ARTE: Swallow Fury // Lv.53 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 20                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 320                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A flurry of slashes and kicks."
_|_____________________________________________________________________________
 |FOF: Shadow Fury // Fire /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 20                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: Dark
 | TARGET: Single Enemy       POWER: 480
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "A flurry of slashes and kicks."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ


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| iii - Spells/Fonic Artes |                                          [5iiia] |
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 |FONIC ARTE: Stalagmite // Lv.9 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 14                     TYPE: Fonic (Mid)          ATR: Earth
 | TARGET: En. in TGT radius  POWER: 420                 FOF: Earth/Med/2
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Jagged rocks burst through the ground and attack the targeted
 |              enemy." (Note: For Asch, Stalagmite doesn't have FOF Eruption.)
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |FONIC ARTE: Icicle Rain // Lv. ? /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 18                     TYPE: Fonic                ATR: Water
 | TARGET: En. in TGT radius  POWER: 480                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Summon a shower of ice blades that rain down over a wide
 |              area."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |FONIC ARTE: Explosion // Lv. ? /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 22                     TYPE: Fonic                ATR: Fire
 | TARGET: En. in TGT radius  POWER: 650                 FOF: ---
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Create a large explosion that engulfs the area surrounding the
 |              targeted enemy."
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |FONIC ARTE: Thunder Blade // Lv.48 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 36                     TYPE: Fonic (High)         ATR: Wind
 | TARGET: En. in TGT radius  POWER: 650                 FOF: Wind/Lg/4
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: "Send forth lightning from your blade to attack the enemy."
 |              (Note: For Asch, Thunder Blade doesn't have FOF Gravity Well.)
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ


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| iv  - Mystic Artes |                                                [5ivaa] |
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 |MYSTIC ARTE: Rending Saber /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 0                      TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---           
 | TARGET: Enemies in radius  POWER: 1250
 |
 | ACTIVATION: Hold X while performing an Arcane/FOF Arte during Over Limit.
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: A large field of energy surrounds Asch and ensnares the enemy
 |              just before he thrusts his sword into the ground, causing that
 |              energy to erupt as a glyph of light unto them.
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
_______________________________________________________________________________
 |MYSTIC ARTE: Lost Fon Drive // Codes only, see [2vaaa] / 
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 | TP: 50                     TYPE: Physical             ATR: ---           
 | TARGET: Enemies in radius  POWER: 2600
 |
 | ACTIVATION: Have HP at 15% or less, have the Key of Lorelei equipped, and
 |             press "X & Square & O" at the same time during Over Limit.
 |
 | DESCRIPTION: An upsurge of energy rises and engulfs the enemy as he then
 |              proceeds to slash his foes repeatedly, and finally unleashing a
 |              a beam of energy in a powerful downward cut. (Note: Usable only
 |              once per battle.)
 |___________________________________________________________________________
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ


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| v   - Combos |                                                      [5vaaa] |
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To perform any of the Asch's FOF-Cancel combos, you need:
* Mastered Sunlight Chambers on ALL artes that can FOF-Change.
* Mastered Cobalt Chambers recommended for "Rending" Arcane Artes.
* AD Skill: Super Chain (On)
* AD Skill: Ability Plus (On)

To cast spells quickly for more effective advanced combos, you need:
* AD Skill: Lucky End (On)
* AD Skill: Speed Cast (On)
* AD Skill: Magic End (On)
* AD Skill: Rythm (On)
* AD Skill: Reprise (On)

To instantly cast any of Asch's spells, you need:
* AD Skill: Spell Save (On)
* AD Skill: Resilience (Off)
* AD Skill: Glory (Off)
(To perform a Spell Save, get hit, or OL Cancel while delaying it. Next time
you cast it, it comes out instantly).

Optional, but these make it easier to reach higher combos:
* AD Skill: Add Combo 4 (On)
* AD Skill: Jump Combo (On)
* AD Skill: Landing (On)
* AD Skill: OL Boost (On) 

A few notes...
* Use Stalagmite for Spell Cancelling, since it's Asch's only Lv1 spell, as it
  can allow for Arcane Arte chains (since this spell counts as a Base Arte).
* For the fastest Spell Cancelling, bring your spell usage up 999.
* SC (Spell Cancel)
* OL (Overlimit)
* OLC (OL Cancel)


Simple Combos:

Devil's Inferno > Burning Havoc

Demon Fist > Devil's Inferno > Burning Havoc

Devil's Inferno > Shadow Fury


Basic FOF-Cancel Combos:

Rending Thrust > Slag Assault > Rending Thrust > Devil's Maw

Rending Thrust > Slag Assault > Rending Thrust > Rending Quake

Rending Thrust > Slag Assault > Rending Thrust > [Arcane Arte]

Fang Blade > Sonic Blast > Fang Blade > Lightning Tiger Blade

Havoc Strike > Lightning Blade > Fang Blade > Light Blast


Intermediate Combos:

Atk x7 > Rending Thrust > SC > Atk x7 > Rending Thrust > SC...(Repeat)

OL > Atk x7 > Rending Thrust > SC > Atk x7 > Rending Thrust > Light Spear
Cannon > Rending Saber

(Need Cobalt Chamber on Fang Blade)
OL > Atk x7 > Sonic Blast > Fang Blade > Atk x7 > Sonic Blast > Fang Blade >
Fang Blade Rage > Rending Saber

Havoc Strike > Rending Havoc > SC > Atk x7 > Devil's Inferno > Rending Thrust >
SC > Shadow Fury

OL > Stalagmite > Atk x5 > Devil's Inferno > Havoc Strike > Shadow Fury >
Rending Saber

OL > Atk x7 > Havoc Strike > Rending Havoc > SC > Atk x7 > Havoc Strike >
Rending Thrust > Fang Blade Havoc > Rending Saber


Advanced Combos:

(Spell Save Thunder Blade)
Atk x7 > Havoc Strike > Rending Thrust > Thunder Blade > OL > Atk x7 >
Rending Thrust > Rending Blast > Lightning Tiger Blade > Rending Saber

Stalagmite > Fang Blade > Rending Thrust > Devil's Inferno > Havoc Strike >
Rending Blast > Thunder Blade > OLC > Light Spear Cannon > Rending Havoc >
Lightning Tiger Blade > Rending Saber

^This 64 hit combo can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk9lO1N0TOQ


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I hope you've enjoyed this guide, I certainly put a lot of work into it. One of
the major reasons I wrote this is because it's always great to open up new
possibilities for things.

Well, cheers.

~ Maju-chan


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 |Version 1.5 // 08.14.2007 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 |There are a lot of new things I added in this update:
 |- All Artes code
 |- All Characters' Equipped C-Core code
 |- Experience modifier code
 |- Revised notes about Asch's 3-time recruitment limit & cut-off points
 |- Some notes on a couple other events you can't do with Asch
 |- Combos section
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 |Version 1.2 // 02.28.2007 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 |Made some revisions, discovered several other minor glitches and added ways
 |to get around them.
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 |Version 1.1 // 01.07.2007 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 |Made some revisions, added some content regarding AD Skills, and Asch's
 |permanency.
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 |Version 1.0 // 12.21.2006 /
 |ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
 |Finished writing this orgasmically awesome guide. Updates will follow.
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Any questions regarding any information that can already be found in this guide
will be ignored completely. Also note that I will not respond to any requests
for any codes apart from the ones mentioned in this guide. I do not want to be
asked about where you can find all the necessary system accessories/devices to
hack this game, nor do I want to receive any inquiries about material that is
irrelevant to this guide. If you are having trouble understanding a particular
section and have a valid question, that is fine, but I do not want to be
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If any material in this guide is incorrect, then please let me know so that I
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In any case, be sure to provide an appropriate title as well so that I do not
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This guide may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal
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| v  - Credits |                                                      [6vaaa] |
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* Many thanks to all the hackers who helped make the codes for this game,
  namely Skandulous, Chaos Grimoire, Krispies, and of course, the original
  Japanese hackers.

* Thanks to Ladynadiad for discovering a small Mieu Wings glitch in the Tower
  of Rem.

* Thanks to the makers of CodeBreaker for still allowing the use of Raw codes.

* Special thanks to Namco Hometek for localizing Tales of the Abyss, (and
  leaving in the "Map Trick").

* Special thanks to CJayC for creating gamefaqs.com, for it weren't for him,
  we'd all be missing out.

If I forgot to credit anyone by name for anything at all in this guide
(sorry!), please let me know so I can post it here in my next update!


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                                Copyright 2006
                           Majutsuko (Erik Goertzen)

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