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| How to use this Guide                                             | RF4.HOW |
| "The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate."      |         |
|                                                     Douglas Adams |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|

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|                                                                   |         |
| Table of Contents                                                 | RF4.TOC |
| "Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are."          |         |
|                                                       Oscar Wilde |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
|          - How to use this Guide...................................RF4.HOW  |
|          - Table of Contents.......................................RF4.TOC  |
|          - Controls................................................RF4.CTR  |
|          - Starting a New File.....................................RF4.NEW  |
|              * Tutorial Battle.....................................RF4.BAT  |
|              * Tutorial Saving.....................................RF4.SAV  |
|              * Tutorial Sleeping...................................RF4.SLE  |
|              * Tutorial Eating.....................................RF4.EAT  |
|              * Tutorial Fields.....................................RF4.FIE  |
|               ~ Tilling Explaination...............................RF4.TIL  |
|               ~ Seeds Explaination.................................RF4.SEE  |
|               ~ Watering Explaination..............................RF4.WAT  |
|              * Tutorial Request Box and Order Symbol...............RF4.TBO  |
|          - Request Box List........................................RF4.RBL  |
|          - The Story...............................................RF4.STO  |
|              * Yokmir Forest.......................................RF4.001  |
|          - Bachelors...............................................RF4.GUY  |
|          - Bachelorettes...........................................RF4.GAL  |
|          - Other Characters........................................RF4.VIL  |
|          - Tourists................................................RF4.TOU  |
|          - Spoiler Free Walkthrough................................RF4.SFW  |
|          - Town Events.............................................RF4.TOW  |
|          - Conversation Triggers...................................RF4.CON  |
|          - Shop Lists..............................................RF4.SHL  |
|               * Blacksmith.........................................RF4.BLA  |
|               * Clinic.............................................RF4.CLI  |
|               * Florist............................................RF4.FLO  |
|               * General Store......................................RF4.GEN  |
|               * Restaurant.........................................RF4.RES  |
|               * Raven..............................................RF4.RAV  |
|          - Monster Data............................................RF4.MON  |
|          - Item Data...............................................RF4.ITE  |
|          - Frequently Asked Questions..............................RF4.FAQ  |
|          - Special Thanks..........................................RF4.THX  |
|          - Version History.........................................RF4.VER  |
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|                                                                   |         |
| Controls                                                          | RF4.CTR |
| "A world without rules and controls, without borders or           |         |
|  boundaries; a world where anything is possible. Where we go from |         |
|  there is a choice I leave to you."                               |         |
|                                                               Neo |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| D Pad & Control Stick - Movement                                            |
| A Button - Confirm; Picking up; Throwing                                    |
| B Button - Cancel; Use equipped tool; Using held item (Eating, etc.)        |
| X Button - Rune Ability; Putting held item away in Rucksack; Hides Chat     |
|              window to view full character portraits                        |
| Y Button - Rune Ability; Putting held item away in Rucksack; Skips chat     |
| Start Button - Menu                                                         |
| Select Button - Menu                                                        |
| L Trigger - Item/Weapon/Spell/Tool crossbar                                 |
|           * Use the D Pad or Control Stick to move around                   |
| R Trigger - Dash                                                            |
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|                                                                   |         |
| Starting a New File                                               | RF4.NEW |
| "Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and         |         |
|  starting over."                                       Guy Finley |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
  
  When you first load up the game there will be an option for New Game.
  After playing and saving, you will get the ability to use the Continue option
  on the main screen.
 
 - I'm flyin' high, baby! (Selects Boy)
 - Goodness, I'm so high up! (Selects Girl)

 - Yes (Will proceed as the gender you picked.)
 - No (Will jump back to the first two options)
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|                                                                   |         |
| Tutorial Battle                                                   | RF4.BAT |
| Requirement: Defeat Soldier x2                                    |         |
| Reward: None                                                      |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's Tip                                                                  |
| They don't have a lot of HP. Equip the Broadsword and take a few swings.    |
| No strategy is necessary for this.                                          |
| I defeated one with a 9 + 7, the other one was 9 + 5 + 7 + 10 so their HP   |
| varies I guess.                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Talking to the Soldier:                                                     |
| Soldier - I-is this... the end...?                                          |
|                                                                             |
| Talking to the Traveler:                                                    |
| Quiet Passenger - Eeeeek...!                                                |
|                                                                             |
| Talking to the Captain:                                                     |
| Joyful Captian: Drat! Even in death, that helm is impossible to pry away.   |
|                                                                             |
| You can also run around and push barrels.                                   |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 Note: For the purpose of this guide, I am naming this character Mina.

 - Listen (I picked this option)
 - Don't listen (Skip to ..ake Up. below)

 - Listen
 Volkanon - There we have it! Put your faith in me, and I will deliver!
            Ahem... < Of course. >
 Volkanon - Please follow me.
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|                                                                   |         |
| Tutorial Saving                                                   | RF4.SAV |
| Requirement: Talk to Volkanon > Use the Diary                     |         |
| Reward: None                                                      |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| All your buttons are pretty much frozen. You can see that it is Spring by   |
| the Sp on the top left of your lower screen. It's Day 1. A HOLiday and that |
| it is 22:00 at night. You also should have 200 G. There should also be a    |
| layout of your room with Volkanon's face and your face. There is stairs     |
| that lead down to the trophy rooms.                                         |
| You should also see a green/red bar. The bar when you have full HP will be  |
| completely green like how the blue bar is set up.                           |
| Due to your "fall" your HP should be down to around 1/4th of your health.   |
|                                                                             |
| Attempting to exit anywhere will have Volkanon say:                         |
| Volkanon - Miss Mina, it's this way.                                        |
| For now, talk to Volkanon to proceed.                                       |
| You will notice when you approach a character who you haven't spoken to yet |
| for the day (and after festivals) will have a yellow speech bubble above    |
| their head.                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Volkanon - This is to be your diary. ( +1 P )                               |
|                                                                             |
| Note: You should notice below your money that there is now a 5 P.           |
| You received 4 P earlier during combat against the 2 Soldiers. The purpose  |
| for these P will be explained later.                                        |
|                                                                             |
| Volkanon - You may save your data here.                                     |
| Volkanon - Miss Mina...                                                     |
| Volkanon - When facing it, you may press (A) to open the diary. Please try  |
|            saving your data now.                                            |
|                                                                             |
| Note: You should notice that above the bed and diary there is a blue or     |
| possibly a red arrow. A red arrow means you are in usable range with the (A)|
| button. A blue arrow means you can interact with the (A) button.            |
|                                                                             |
| Speaking to Volkanon instead of the diary:                                  |
| Volkanon - Open the diary by pressing (A), and save the data now.           |
|                                                                             |
| Trying to use the bed:                                                      |
| Volkanon - Please, I need only just a little more of your time. I swear we  |
|            won't be much longer!                                            |
|                                                                             |
| Using the diary:                                                            |
| Mina - Hmm...what do I want to do?                                          |
|                                                                             |
| - Write a diary entry.                                                      |
| - Quit. (You cannot proceed without going to Write a diary entry.)          |
|                                                                             |
| You will enter the diary menu. You can definitely exit out of the menu      |
| without saving here but you've done so much story stuff! There are 3 slots. |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 Regardless of your choice to save or not to save, when you speak to Volkanon
 he teaches you the next important thing you must do in the game.
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|                                                                             |
| Mina's Advice!                                                              |
|                                                                             |
| His advice to save before you go to bed is sound advice! Saving before you  |
| sleep means if you mess up at the start of the next morning, you can always |
| reload the day before's events.                                             |
| In addition, it may save you from forgetting to give a gift to someone, or  |
| perhaps something you should have done the previous day.                    |
| Sometimes when I play and save in the middle of the day I forget what I     |
| had done/not done and tend to waste time figuring it out. Having a save the |
| night before means when I sleep I start a fresh day.                        |
| I highly recommend taking his advice here for saving the night before.      |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                   |         |
| Tutorial Sleeping                                                 | RF4.SLE |
| Requirement: Talk to Volkanon > Use the Bed.                      |         |
| Reward: None                                                      |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Volkanon - If you sleep in this bed, you're guaranteed good rest and will   |
|            wake promptly at 6AM. < I've been waiting for you. >             |
| Volkanon - You should try sleeping in your bed at night as much as possible.|
|            Sleep is good for you!                                           |
| Volkanon - If you don't sleep in the bed, you'll get tired and catch a cold.|
| Volkanon - Sleeping will not only help you recover health...                |
| Volkanon - ...but also help your body grow and mature as well.              |
| Volkanon - Now, you must be weary after such a day. < Good work. >          |
| Volkanon - Since your HP is low due to the damage taken from falling...     |
| Volkanon - ...I would suggest you go to bed and rest immediately.           |
| Volkanon - Without HP, you'll be sent to the clinic after one hit.          |
|                                                                             |
| Talking to Volkanon again:                                                  |
| Volkanon - Examine the bed and go to sleep.                                 |
| Volkanon - For today, I believe you should sleep in. Rest until 8AM instead |
|            of the usual 6AM.                                                |
|                                                                             |
| Approach the bed:                                                           |
| - Sleep. (Proceeds story)                                                   |
| - Stay up. (Will not proceed)                                               |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's Advice!                                                              |
|                                                                             |
| This writer highly suggests that you sleep for the very reasons Volkanon    |
| suggested! Sleeping increases your RP which is used to do.. well... almost  |
| everything! Almost everything you do in Rune Factory 4 in fact helps you    |
| grow down to even Walking. Sleeping also prevents colds and you wake up     |
| with full bars! I suggest saving and sleeping every night!                  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 [Received Apple Pie]
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|                                                                   |         |
| Tutorial Eating                                                   | RF4.EAT |
| Requirement: Eat the Apple Pie                                    |         |
| Reward: None                                                      |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Eat the apple pie! Use the (B) button to eat.                               |
|                                                                             |
| Attempting to talk to Clorica with the Apple Pie uneaten:                   |
| Mina { Press (B) to eat Apple Pie. }                                        |
| Clorica - Please eat before your food gets cold.                            |
|                                                                             |
| Attempting to save/sleep/place(A) instead of eating:                        |
| Mina { Press (B) to eat Apple Pie. }                                        |
|                                                                             |
| Attempting to leave the room instead of eating:                             |
| Clorica - Mina, please eat first.                                           |
|                                                                             |
| Attempting to Keep(X/Y) instead of eating:                                  |
| Negative sound                                                              |
|                                                                             |
| Eating:                                                                     |
| Mina - That was delicious! < That was very good! >                          |
| Clorica - I'm so glad! *musical note* < Yes >                               |
| Clorica - Eat one meal a day and you'll become stronger and stronger.       |
| Clorica - So don't forget to eat every day!                                 |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 - Thank you. (The option I went with)
 - No, thank you. (You will only get 9 Turnip Seeds instead of 10.)
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|                                                                   |         |
| Tutorial Fields                                                   | RF4.FIE |
| Requirement: Use Cheap Hoe on a valid square > Use Turnip Seed on |         |
|              that square > Fill Cheap Waterpot from Well > Water  |         |
|              Turnip Seed                                          |         |
| Reward: Cheap Hoe Lv. 1 x1, Turnip Seeds Lv. 1 x1,                |         |
|         Cheap Waterpot Lv. 1 x1                                   |         |
| Note: I break down the tutorial for fields further in.            |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Vishnal - You can grow and harvest crops in the fields. < You ready? >      |
| Vishnal - Those harvested crops can then be...                              |
| Vishnal - ...shipped in exchange for money...                               |
| Vishnal - ...used as ingredients for cooking...                             |
| Vishnal - ...or given to neighbors as presents.                             |
| Volkanon - (^_^)                                                            |
| Volkanon - By giving your neighbors things they enjoy, you can foster a     |
|            more intimate relationship <Hoh hoh hoh>                         |
| Volkanon - ( <3) Vishnal - ( V )                                            |
| Vishnal - Moreover, after you build a Monster Barn... < You can do it >     |
| Vishnal - ...you can give presents to monsters and befriend them.           |
| Vishnal - As you can clearly see, harvested crops have a great many uses!   |
| Vishnal - So it wouldn't hurt to grow an awful lot of them.                 |
|           < The challenge is on! >                                          |
| Vishnal - Farming can also strengthen you both physically and mentally.     |
| Vishnal - I hear that some crops can even be used as weapons...             |
| Vishnal - ...or grow into dungeons.                                         |
| Vishnal - At times, you'll find runes while harvesting crops.               |
| Vishnal - As you see one, don't forget to touch it, as it will boost your   |
|           skills.                                                           |
| Mina - Runes? < What >                                                      |
| Vishnal - Oh, right! I forgot that you've lost your memory...               |
| Vishnal - My apologies. < I'm sorry >                                       |
| Vishnal - Runes are...the life energy of anything and everything organic in |
|           this world.                                                       |
| Vishnal - In this case, what you may see are crystallized forms of runes    |
|           overflowing from the crops.                                       |
| Vishnal - So farm with love, and your crops will undoubtedly be brimming    |
|           with runes.                                                       |
| Vishnal - Now, about this field... < Oh... >                                |
| Mina - ...It seems to be... covered in weeds.                               |
| Vishnal - Quite. < Hhh > (It sounds like just a soft sigh)                  |
| Vishnal - It's been this way since the last typhoon.                        |
| Vishnal - But I'm sure with a bit of elbow grease, you'll be able to fix    |
|           her up in no time!                                                |
|                                                                             |
| - I'll try my best. (I picked this option)                                  |
| - I don't think I can.                                                      |
|                                                                             |
| Vishnal - I knew I could count on you! < Heh >                              |
| Vishnal - Lady Ventuswill had to have mentioned your farming talent for a   |
|           reason!                                                           |
| Mina { Wait, what did Venti say about me, exactly...? } < Heh eh... >       |
| Vishnal - Now let me explain to you how the crops are actually grown.       |
| Vishnal - In order to grow crops, you must first till soil with a hoe.      |
| Vishnal - Mina, please take this. < Here >                                  |
|                                                                             |
| [Received Cheap Hoe.]                                                       |
|                                                                             |
| Vishnal - Use this to till the soil. < Yes >                                |
| Vishnal - Should you find your tilling attempts to be thwarted by weeds...  |
| Vishnal - ...you may dispose of said weeds by pressing (A).                 |
| Vishnal - Next, you will sow the seeds that shall soon sprout into lovely   |
|           crops. Wherever you'd like!                                       |
|                                                                             |
| [Received Turnip Seeds.]                                                    |
|                                                                             |
| Vishnal - After sowing the seeds, you just have to water them.              |
|                                                                             |
| [Received Cheap Waterpot.]                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Vishnal - Water the seeds once per day.                                     |
| Vishnal - It is important that you water them every day until the crops are |
|           ready for harvesting.                                             |
| Vishnal - And...that's how you grow things!                                 |
| Vishnal - Now, Mina... It's your turn! Give it a try! < Yes >               |
| Vishnal - You till...                                                       |
| Vishnal - ...sow...                                                         |
| Vishnal - ...and water! Have you got all that?                              |
| Vishnal - If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. < Got it >      |
|                                                                             |
| So Vishnal has laid out a ton of information on you! Thankfully he won't let|
| you leave until you figure this out. Time is frozen once again so you don't |
| have to worry about wasting it trying to figure out how to play.            |
|                                                                             |
| Attempting to leave the field:                                              |
| Mina { I have to finish the rest of my farm work. }                         |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
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 Personal Opinion + Explaination of objects you may see on your field:       
===============================================================================

 I suggest that since time is frozen that you pick up all the stray Weeds and
 other plantlife laying around.
 Weeds are 7 leaf green plants. Withered grass looks similiar to weeds except
 they are brownish and more, ahem... withered looking.
 You may also see Bamboo Sprout which is a pinecone looking item. 
 You may also see a plant that has a stem and has a bunch of leaves at the top
 of it. This is a Medicinal Herb.
 You can also potentially find an Antidotal Herb which is a curly green plant
 that has 3 leaves.
 It's possible to see other types of Herbs which come in a variety of colors
 in the game. They are aptly named after their colors.
 It goes without saying you will also see small rocks which are Stones. There
 should also be Branches. As well as Stumps, Clay Stones, Rocks... and you
 may also see a Mineral which is a dark gray rock, not to be confused with
 a lighter colored stone.
 You can also potentially see a Rune Flower which is a blue flower.
 You will notice that you are unable to pick either Bamboo/Rune Flowers off 
 the ground. What needs to be done, is you need to hit rune flowers with any
 type of item that "slices"... say a Broadsword and you can get one of the
 runes that Vishnal spoke of.
 The Bamboo Sprout however, needs to be tilled to pull it from the ground.

 Once you clear the field of all the plant life you can till the ground by
 using the (B) with your hoe on an open piece of land. You'll know it is
 available when there is a red shadow on the ground.
 You may notice that your field is divided by a 3x6 square area with the
 ability to hoe 2x2 within each of those square areas. Some things and later
 upgrades to tools will let you work these squares as a surface area so it is
 a good idea to till your fields with this in mind.

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|                                                                   |         |
| Tilling explaination                                              | RF4.TIL |
| Requirement: Equip Cheap Hoe > Use Cheap Hoe on a valid square    |         |
| Reward: None                                                      |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Talking to Vishnal instead of doing anything:                               |
| Vishnal - First equip a hoe. < Here >                                       |
| Vishnal - You can do so by using the L Pocket.                              |
| Vishnal - Press [L] to open the L Pocket,                                   |
| Vishnal - ...and press (O) or [D-pad] to choose the item you wish to equip. |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's In-Depth Explaination                                                |
|                                                                             |
| When you hit the L button you are taken to a crossbar menu. You should still|
| be hovering over your Broadsword that you used the previous day against the |
| Soldiers. Hit either down on the D-pad or use the thumbstick down to move to|
| the next bar.                                                               |
|                                                                             |
| You'll now be hovering over Escape Lv 1.                                    |
| This bar is your list of spells and special abilities. However, it is not   |
| the bar we need to be on. Hit down again with either the D-pad or           |
| thumbstick.                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| You are now hovering over the Cheap Hoe Lv 1.                               |
| To the right will be your Turnip Seeds Lv 1. And further right the Cheap    |
| Waterpot Lv 1.                                                              |
| Select the Cheap Hoe and use Equip.                                         |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Talking to Vishnal with the Cheap Hoe equipped:                             |
| Vishnal - In order to till, press (B) when you're equipped with a hoe.      |
|           < Now train hard >                                                |
| Vishnal - Doing so will till the field in front of you.                     |
| Vishnal - In case something like...say, a stray Weeds is in your way...     |
| Vishnal - Press (A) to lift it up and move it elsewhere.                    |
| Vishnal - When you're standing on a tillable area, a red marker will appear.|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                   |         |
| Seeds explaination                                                | RF4.SEE |
| Requirement: Equip Turnip Seeds Lv. 1 x1 > Use Turnip Seeds on    |         |
|              tilled land                                          |         |
| Reward: None                                                      |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Once you properly till one square, if you talk to Vishnal:                  |
| Vishnal - Once you equip the seed, face the tilled area and press (B)       |
| Vishnal - If the seed is sowed on the tilled field, you're done!            |
| Vishnal - You can't sow a seed onto untilled soil, however...               |
| Vishnal - so before sowing, make sure you equip your how and till away!     |
|                                                                             |
| If you try to sow seeds anywhere it won't work. You have to be hovering over|
| a tilled square. You should see that when you are properly over a tilled    |
| square that there will be both a red marker and a red shadow over where you |
| can plant the seed. Press (B) with the Turnip Seed equipped. You will now   |
| see that the square that was tilled now has 4 little seeds over it.         |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                   |         |
| Watering explaination                                             | RF4.WAT |
| Requirement: Equip Cheap Waterpot Lv. 1 > Fill Cheap Waterpot in  |         |
|              the Well > Use Cheap Waterpot on tilled land         |         |
| Reward: Turnip Seeds Lv. 1 x9                                     |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| After you placed the seeds, if you talk to Vishnal:                         |
| Vishnal - Were you able to equip the waterpot?                              |
| Vishnal - To do so, open the L Pocket by pressing [L]...                    |
| Vishnal -...and select the waterpot from the resulting list.                |
|                                                                             |
| After you equip the waterpot, if you talk to Vishnal:                       |
| Vishnal - The waterpot is empty at first, < Yes >                           |
| Vishnal - so you will start by filling it up with water.                    |
| Vishnal - You can do so at this water well.                                 |
| Vishnal - Face the water well with the waterpot eequipped and press (B).    |
| Vishnal - This should let you fill up your waterpot.                        |
|                                                                             |
| After you fill the waterpot, if you talk to Vishnal:                        |
| Vishnal - To water the crops, then, face the patch of land you wish to      |
|           water... < Are you ready? >                                       |
| Vishnal - ...and press (B)                                                  |
| Vishnal - If you're successful, you should notice that the patch of land in |
|           front of you is now wet.                                          |
| Vishnal - The field dries up every morning so make sure not to forget about |
|           watering it every day.                                            |
| Vishnal - Of course, if it's raining, there's no need to water at all.      |
| Vishnal - Rain is nature's waterpot, after all.                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's In-Depth Explaination                                                |
|                                                                             |
| Vishnal does such a great job at explaining how to water, I can't see how I |
| could possibly do it better! First, equip your waterpot by using the [L]    |
| button and scrolling over and selecting Equip. Once you have it equipped you|
| will need to fill it with water. Conviently, if you head northeast on your  |
| field you should see a watering well as Vishnal pointed out. Approach it    |
| until you see the red marker appear and hit the (B) button to fill it.      |
| You may notice now that on your lower screen there is a watering pot that is|
| now full. This meter will tell you when you need to fill it with more water.|
| Head back to your tilled square that has a seed and water it by pressing (B)|
| when you see a red shadow appear over it.                                   |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 Name your field! 
 I went with the default option, Selphia.
 
 "Selphia" 
 Is this OK?
 - OK
 - Cancel

 [Received Turnip Seeds.]
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|                                                                             |
| Mina's Advice!                                                              |
| Even though you'll keep Lady Ventuswill waiting, time isn't really passing  |
| so this writer suggest that you till 9 more squares and plant/water those   |
| Turnip Seeds.                                                               |
|                                                                             |
| I want to point out right now that even though Vishnal has been giving you  |
| these Turnip Seeds to grow, he REALLY hates Turnips. I find it funny, but   |
| if you're looking to befriend/woo Vishnal you should really avoid all Turnip|
| and Turnip dishes for him.                                                  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 - It's fun so far! ( The option I went with )
 - Why is a Princess farming?
 - What's my farming talent?

 - Okay. (I picked this option)
 - Whaaaat?!

 - Give me one day to think.
 - Bow before me, peasants! (Have to click to proceed)
 - No way, no way, no way!

 - Okay. ( I picked this option ) 
 - Huh? Now?

 Ventuswill - Good luck!

 Note: Time is now in motion! You are free to do whatever you want, however if
 you listened to me before, you have already planted/watered your seeds. So
 it's not a bad idea to head to the Request Box right now...
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|                                                                   |         |
| Tutorial Request Box and Order Symbol                             | RF4.TBO |
| Requirement: Check the Request Box > Accept first task > Check    |         |
|              the Order Symbol > Order Backpack Upgrade > Order a  |         |
|              Festival                                             |         |
| Reward: Backpack Upgrade, Turnip Seeds Lv. 1 x4                   |         |
|                                                                   |         |
| Note: If you're looking for all the Request Box requests, search  |         |
| for RBL after the RF4. instead of TBO.                            |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Check the Request Box                                                       |
|                                                                             |
| Mina - Is this the Request Box...? It doesn't look like a box...            |
| Eliza - Oh, nice to meet you. My name is "Eliza."                           |
| Mina - ...Huh? Who was that? Where are you? < What >                        |
| Eliza - ...Whaaa? You can hear me?                                          |
| Mina - I can...but I can't see you.                                         |
| Eliza - ( ! )                                                               |
| Eliza - I'm right in front of your face!                                    |
| Mina - WHOA! The Request Box is talking to me?! Maybe I should go to the    |
|        clinic...                                                            |
| Eliza - No, that won't be necessary! I'm Eliza the Request Box.             |
| Eliza - And I'm ever so glad you can hear me. Now, listen up!               |
| Eliza - Inside me is a list of all the important requests everyone has made.|
| Eliza - Because let's face it, everyone needs help sometimes.               |
| Eliza - But you can't solve all of them at once. No, no!                    |
| Eliza - So I'll help you solve them one by one.                             |
| Eliza - You got that?                                                       |
|                                                                             |
| - Okay. ( I chose this option )                                             |
| - Uhhhh...                                                                  |
|                                                                             | 
| Eliza - Hmm, you're quite smart.                                            |
| Eliza - Let's start by trying it out. Try taking a request.                 |
| Eliza - Let's start with this request.                                      |
| Eliza - Request: Come to the Order Symbol in Castle: Dragon Room.           |
|         Reward: Turnip Seed.                                                |
|                                                                             |
| - First task! ( I chose this option as well )                               |
| - Quit.                                                                     |
|                                                                             |
| - Write it down. ( This one )                                               |
| - Not now.                                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Mina - Okay! I wrote down the details of the request in my notebook.        |
| Eliza - Good, good. Well done.                                              |
| Eliza - By the way, you can check your current request by accessing the     |
|         "Notebook."                                                         |
| Eliza - The Notebook is located in the bottom right corner of the lower     |
|         screen. Touch it to open.                                           |
| Eliza - If you find the request to be too difficult, you may cancel it from |
|         the Notebook.                                                       |
| Eliza - Well, that should be enough explaining for one day. Your head is    |
|         liable to explode!                                                  |
| Eliza - Start by going to Castle: Dragon Room right away.                   |
|                                                                             |
| Talking to Eliza instead of completing the request:                         |
| Eliza - Your current requests can be seen by checking your notebook.        |
| Eliza - If the request is too difficult to complete, you can cancel it      |
|         anytime.                                                            |
| Eliza - It may seem iffy, but rest assured there's no stigma attached to    |
|         canceling a request.                                                |
| Eliza - Got it? Now go check the Order Symbol in Castle: Dragon Room.       |
|                                                                             |
| You should now head to where Venti resides. That sign next to her is the    |
| Order Symbol that you need to examine.                                      |
|                                                                             |
| Examining the Symbol:                                                       |
| Mina - So...this is the Order Symbol, right?                                |
| Mina - But what am I supposed to be looking at, exactly?                    |
| Arthur - Mina...                                                            |
| Arthur - You checked for requests at the Request Box, I assume?             |
| Mina - Oh, yes!                                                             |
| Arthur - Thank you very much for coming here.                               |
| Arthur - I've been trying to find you. I would like us to discuss your      |
|          duties as Princess.                                                |
| Mina - What do you mean?                                                    |
| Arthur - The main role of a Princess is to give directives to help shape    |
|          the future of the nation.                                          |
| Arthur - These directives are regarded as orders.                           |
| Arthur - And this is the place where you can make your orders.              |
| Mina - Orders?                                                              |
| Arthur - I think it would be easier to understand if you simply try it.     |
| Arthur - Please, make an order with these.                                  |
|                                                                             |
| [Received 50 Princess Points]                                               |
|                                                                             |
| Mina - What...are these? < Umm >                                            |
| Arthur - These are the points you'll need to spend to make orders. < Yes >  |
| Arthur - They're representative of your skill and reputation as a bona-fide |
|          Princess.                                                          |
| Arthur - You can make many different kinds of orders by using these Princess|
|          Points.                                                            |
| Mina - Princess Points...                                                   |
| Arthur - Well, give it a try!                                               |
| Arthur - Choose any order you'd like. < That's true >                       |
| Mina - Okay, got it! < Trust me >                                           |
|                                                                             |
| Mina - Let's begin my Princess duties < What do I do? >                     |
|        Title: Apprentice Princess                                           |
|        Tourists: 0                                                          |
|                                                                             |
| - Development (The only option!)                                            |
| - Quit (Arthur won't let you quit. You have to complete this.)              |
|                                                                             |
| - Development                                                               |
| Mina - I can upgrade the size capacity of various things like my backpack   |
|        or expand upon my farm.                                              |
|                                                                             |
| Mina - What should I develop or expand upon?                                |
|                                                                             |
| - New Backpack 50p                                                          |
| Mina - I can increase my backpack size from 15 to 30.                       |
|        Princess Points: 50p.                                                |
|                                                                             |
| Mina - Let's do it!                                                         |
| ORDER < Order! >                                                            |
| Mina - I upgraded my backpack! Now I can carry more items! < Yes! >         |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
 
 - Oh, you're right!
 - What? How do I check?! ( I selected this for tutorial explaination )
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|                                                                   |         |
| Tutorial Festival                                                 | RF4.TFE |
| Requirement: Choose a Festival                                    |         |
| Reward: None                                                      |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Arthur - The next request is to increase the number of tourists in this town|
|          by making an order.                                                |
| Mina - Tourists?                                                            |
| Arthur - Indeed.                                                            |
| Arthur - Money goes where the people go, after all.                         |
| Arthur - And the more money you make, the more you can develop the country. |
| Arthur - The role of a Princess is to make this country a better place to   |
|          be.                                                                |
| Arthur - And simply put, to accomplish that, tourists are absolutely        |
|          essential.                                                         |
| Mina - All right. That makes sense.                                         |
| Arthur - So...let's hold a festival to attract tourists, shall we?          |
| Mina - A festival?                                                          |
| Arthur - This is...another one of those things you'll likely learn a bit    |
|          easier simply by doing it.                                         |
| Arthur - Try to order a festival.                                           |
| Arthur - I think it would be better to choose a festival you can hold as    |
|          soon as possible.                                                  |
| Arthur - That way, you'll get a feel for the whole process much more        |
|          quickly.                                                           |
|                                                                             |
| - Festivals                                                                 |
| - Quit (Arthur will not allow you to not select a festival)                 |
|                                                                             |
| - Festivals                                                                 |
| Mina - I can organize a festival. Different festivals can be held depending |
|        on the season.                                                       |
| Mina - Which festival should be held?                                       |
|                                                                             |
| - Cooking Contest Spr. 6                                                    |
| - Bean Toss Contest Spr. 10                                                 |
| - De-Fluffing Festival Spr. 19                                              |
| - Turnip Festival Sum. 11                                                   |
| - Quit                                                                      |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's Advice!                                                              |
|                                                                             |
| This author suggests you choose the Cooking Contest. Note, in order to join |
| in this festival you will need a cooking surface and ingredients for a dish.|
| Although I include this in detail elsewhere, you should visit the Restaurant|
| and talk to the chef and get your cooking utensil before the Cooking        |
| Contest. Luckily you are already growing Turnips which, combined with the   |
| cooking tool that you can get for free will produce Pickled Turnips! Add    |
| additional ingredients to make a better quality dish!                       |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 [Reward 4 Turnip Seeds ]
_______________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                             |
| Mina's Advice!                                                              |
|                                                                             |
| This author suggests you go ahead and plant those turnip seeds now.         |
| At this point you can do whatever you want! There is still a lot more info  |
| to be dropped however, I suggest that you follow along with Arthur's advice |
| and check every single day with the Request Box.                            |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 Because of the way the game is set up, I will consider this the end of the
 Starting a New File. I will begin my "Request Box" list here and at the tail
 end of it will be Story Events.

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 |  \/|| | ||| |\ |||  \    |  __\| / \||  /    / \  | / \||  \/| \  /   \_\| |
 |    /| \_/|| | \|||  /_   | |   | |-|||  \_   | |  | \_/||    / / /       | |
 \_/\_\\____/\_/  \|\____\  \_/   \_/ \|\____/  \_/  \____/\_/\_\/_/        \_|

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|                                                                   |         |
| Request Box List                                                  | RF4.RBL |
| "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion    |         |
|  and the will to help others."                                    |         |
|                                                 Albert Schweitzer |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| UNNNNNNNNNFINISHED!                                                         |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| How to place furniture!                                                     |
| Request: Place some furniture.                                              |
| Reward: Storage Box & Calendar & 100 PP                                     |
| Prerequisite: Complete the first request                                    |
| How to Complete: Talk to Eliza again.                                       |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Eliza - The request is from "Clo--"...? Huh? Who is this?                   |
| Eliza - Itís partially unreadable, but Iím going to assume itís from        |
|         Clorica.                                                            |
| Eliza - She probably fell asleep while writing this. Oh well.               |
| Eliza - Looks like she wants you to learn how to use furniture through this |
|         request.                                                            |
| Eliza - Clorica sent you a Storage Box.                                     |
| Eliza - It came with a letter. Letís see...                                 |
| Clorica - "The Storage Box can fit everything but raw food."                |
| Clorica - "But thatís not all, so listen closely."                          |
| Clorica - "You can place furniture like this Storage Box anywhere you want!"|
| Clorica - "To move a piece, just examine it and select Pick it up."         |
| Clorica - "You can decorate your room any way youíd like!"                  |
| Clorica - "And if you decide you no longer need an item, you can just break |
|           it to pieces."                                                    |
| Clorica - "Try different arrangements, though, and see how they suit you!"  |
| Clorica - "I would recommend placing useful furniture like the Storage Box  |
|           in your room, though."                                            |
| Eliza - ...And thatís all she wrote.                                        |
| Eliza - Well, like she said, you can try experimenting with different       |
|         arrangements.                                                       |
| Eliza - When youíre satisfied with how things look, talk to me again.       |
|                                                                             |
| Eliza - So what do you think? Did you get the hang of it?                   |
|                                                                             |
| - Not at all...                                                             |
| - Absolutely! ( I picked this option )                                      |
|                                                                             |
| - Absolutely!                                                               |
| Eliza - All right. Youíve completed this request.                           |
| Eliza - Oh, seems like Cloricaís giving you something useful as a reward.   |
| Eliza - Hmm, letís see...                                                   |
| Clorica - "This is a Calendar. You can check peopleís birthjdays and        |
|           festival schedules with it."                                      |
| Clorica - "There are many other types of furniture, too."                   |
| Clorica - "Iím sure that someone will sell some to you once youíve become an|
|           esteemed Princess!"                                               |
| Clorica - "Well, thatís all for now. From Clorrr------******"               |
| Eliza - Honestly, that girl is hopeless.                                    |
| Eliza - Well, you did a great job. Letís continue with this tomorrow.       |
|                                                                             |
| Request Completed!                                                          |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
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 |  \/|| | ||| |\ |||  \    |  __\| / \||  /    / \  | / \||  \/| \  /   \_\| |
 |    /| \_/|| | \|||  /_   | |   | |-|||  \_   | |  | \_/||    / / /       | |
 \_/\_\\____/\_/  \|\____\  \_/   \_/ \|\____/  \_/  \____/\_/\_\/_/        \_|
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|                                                                   |         |
| The Story                                                         | RF4.STO |
| "This is it. This is your story. It all begins here."             |         |
|                                                             Auron |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|

 If you examine your lower screen you will see that there is a path that leads
 directly out. This will lead you out of town.

 Head South and Exit the Town

 The moment you enter the next screen, you will see Forte approach.

 - Monsters? (Option I chose)
 - Don't worry, I'm fine.

 - I do. (Option I selected)
 - I don't...

 [ Received Claymore ]

 - Will you explain it to me? (Option I selected)
 - Already taken care of. 

 - Not very. 
 Forte - By choosing the easy mode, monsters will be fairly weak. You can
         always change this later.
 - Ehh. I'm decent-ish. 
 Forte - If you choose normal mode, monsters will have average strength. You
         can always change this later.
 - I live to fight enemies. 
 Forte - By choosing the hard mode, monsters ill be very strong. You can
         always change this later.

 Note: For the purpose of this guide I am selecting hard mode intentionally
 so I can properly explain to players what the bare minimum level for hard
 should be around. I'm not the best gamer but I feel as an average player I
 can give a good viewpoint.

 Regardless of what happened here in the discussion, you can go back and talk
 to Forte to recruit her for your party by talking to her and hitting [L] or
 [R] to trigger BTW...
 If you want to change your difficulty setting at this point you can head to
 the trophy room which is, from your bed, directly west down the stairs.
 On the first floor down you will see an open book. That's the difficulty
 setting book.

 Bringing along characters with you to dungeons will provide some extra
 dialogue. You will need to use the BTW... command which you can trigger with
 the [L] or [R] trigger while talking to a NPC. Besides Forte, most characters
 will require to be at a friendship level of 3. There are some exceptions.

 To make your way to the Yokmir Forest, follow these directions starting from
 the current screen you are on. This would be the screen directly outside of
 the town. (Selphia Castle Gate)

 Head South > East > East

 You may encounter Woolies that you can fight if you want. 
 There should be a save point along with a sign.
 
 The sign says: - Yokmir Forest Ahead -

 Head North into the Forest to begin the dungeon.
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|                                                                   |         |
| Yokmir Forest                                                     | RF4.001 |
| Recommended level: 2                                              |         |
| Monsters: Orc, Orc Archer, Ant, Beetle                            |         |
| Sign Tip: Be careful not to get tackled by a wild Beetle.         |         |
| Obtainable Items: Iron, Green Grass, Blue Grass, Amethyst         |         |
| Treasure: Small Shield Lv 1 Recovery Potion x3,                   |         |
| Leather Boots Lv 1, Turnip Seeds x4                               |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's Setup                                                                |
| Difficulty: Hard                                                            |
| Party Members: Forte                                                        |
| Current Level: 1                                                            |
| Weapon Used: Broadsword Lv 1                                                |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's Advice!                                                              |
| I suggest defeating the first monster as you will get a Shield for your     |
| effort.                                                                     |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
|===> Head North.                                                             |
|                                                                             |
| There is a chest in this area that has 3 recovery potions.                  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Mina's Tip                                                                  |
| Note: You can also jump down to a higher level area from this place if you  |
| want. The author recommends that you use your Escape magic after you do so  |
| as the enemies at this point and time are too high level for you to fight.  |
|                                                                             |
| If you don't have it yet, you will get a hammer to mine with. Emeralds can  |
| be obtained from these Minerals.                                            |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
|===> Head East.                                                              |
|                                                                             |
| Defeat the Orcs + Gate                                                      |
| Make sure you attack the white portal to stop the monsters from spawning    |
| over and over.                                                              |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
|===> Head East.                                                              |
|                                                                             |
| Note: You can head South to get a treasure chest that contains Leather      |
| Boots.                                                                      |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
|===> Head East.                                                              |
|                                                                             |
|===> Head North.                                                             |
|                                                                             |
|===> Defeat Beetles + Monster Gate                                           |
|                                                                             |
| The beetles hit pretty hard. Defeat them and you will see a Save Point to   |
| the North. It is advised you save as the next room has a Boss.              |
|_____________________________________________________________________________| 
|                                                                             |
|===> Defeat the Boss! (See below details)                                    |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|=============================================================================|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                        |                                    |
| Boss Battle: Ambrosia Lv. 8            | Mina's Quick Tip: Dodging is the   |
| Recommended Minimum Level: 8           | key for winning at low levels! I   |
| Weapon Used: Broadsword Lv. 1          | really used the [R] dash a lot in  |
| Companion: Forte Lv. 13                | this fight!                        |
|________________________________________|____________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| I don't know the actual names of her abilities or forms so I've named them  |
| to what I feel is applicable. If I ever get an actual guide book, I'll fix  |
| it to be accurate.                                                          |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|            |                                                                |
| Pupa Form  | Sleep Powder: An AoE sleep attack. Small range.                |
|____________|________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Once you beat the Pupa Form to 1/3 of its health it turns into Butterfly    |
| Form and now the real fight begins.                                         |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                |                                                            |
| Butterfly Form | Sound Blast: An AoE attack that can strike multiple times. |
|                | It looks like a large AoE sound ripple and affects a large |
|________________| area. This is her most deadly attack.                      |
|                                                                             |
| Sleep Puffballs: Summons 4 puffballs around her that float in place for a   |
| moment before they vanish. Touching them potentially will put you to sleep. |
|                                                                             |
| Multikick: A multikick attack.                                              |
|                                                                             |
| Butterfly Swarm: Calls a stream of butterflies to attack. If they touch you |
| they will do a slow tick of damage that will in turn heal Ambrosia per tick |
| and they also slow your movement.                                           |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Butterfly Form becomes Enraged Butterfly Form at the last 1/3 of her health |
| and she retains most of the same abilities, except...                       |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                   |                                                         |
| Enraged Butterfly | Spin-Sleep Attack: She loses her Sleep Puffballs move   |
|        Form       | and in turn gains this sleep attack that when she spins |
|                   | on the field, if she hits you she can put you to sleep. |
|___________________|_________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Low level tips - Hard Mode                                                  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| I beat her as a brand new level 8. Forte was with me as well as a level 13  |
| Longsword user. I was using a Broadsword (level 7) as it has a very quick   |
| combo and you need to be able to unleash a flurry of attacks while still    |
| getting away very quickly. It was 17:30 when I started the fight, 20:06     |
| when I arrived back in town. Spring 2.                                      |
|                                                                             |
| It is important that you dodge her Sound Blast attack as it does the most   |
| devastating damage if she gets every hit off. She also likes to move around |
| the field a lot so it is really hard to nail her down. I advise liberal use |
| of the [R] dash.                                                            |
|                                                                             |
| I also advise to not get hit by any of her Sleep Attacks and try to dodge   |
| the Butterfly attack the best you can as giving her health back is never a  |
| good idea. Plus being slowed/slept sets you up for a Sound Blast combo      |
| which is never good.                                                        |
|                                                                             |
| In the pupa stage you should have no trouble defeating it. Do your combo    |
| and then walk out of range of its Sleep AoE. Then repeat. The moment she    |
| comes out of the pupa I suggest unleashing a full combo and then using your |
| [R] dash to get away as she may use a Sound Blast from the start.           |
|                                                                             |
| From here itís a matter of familiarizing yourself with her attacks. If you  |
| have Forte with you, you should try to run around the field to get a feel   |
| for how her attacks go. Wait until you see all of the aforementioned moves  |
| before you initiate so you have an idea of how she poses for each one.      |
| Typically when she moves far away, you can assume she is about to Butterfly |
| Attack. If you see her suddenly float slightly upwards in place you know    |
| she is about to Sound Blast. Her multikick is a quick movement and the      |
| moment you see her leg rise you should start using your combo and then dash |
| away. Her Sleep Powder is also fairly quick but you should be able to       |
| always dodge it. If not, moving as far as possible may save your life if    |
| she is slow to react with her next ability.                                 |
|                                                                             |
| When she enrages the only difficulty increase is really her Sleep Powder is |
| now combined with a spin attack. Again, I advise to wait for her to go into |
| a multikick attack before you engage. If you are struggling with her, the   |
| best course of action may be to level a bit more.                           |
|                                                                             |
| Is it possible to beat her earlier than level 8? Potentially. I ended up    |
| using a recovery potion on Forte as she was tanking most of the damage. The |
| difference between me and Forte being hit by the boss is staggering. Forte  |
| did a strong Cure 2x during the battle, once early on because I had my      |
| health really low, the second time was after I got hit by the tail end of a |
| Sound Blast. If you were to attempt to fight her lower than 8, you will     |
| need to be quite skilled at dodging and very familiar with her combos.      |
|                                                                             |
| Is it possible to beat her without Forte? I wouldnít. Most of the reason    |
| why I was able to exploit her multikick was because she was focused on      |
| Forte. Also being able to let her direct most of her anger and attacks on   |
| Forte let me time to run away from the bad mechanics. Even if Forte wanders |
| around without assisting in the fight, she is clearly the bossís main       |
| concern. Iím not about to test all these theories though I welcome          |
| someoneís opinion here and advice if you choose to enter without Forte.     |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|

 Enter Venti's Chamber

 - Okay. (I picked this option)
 - Hmm...

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|                                                                            |
| Personal Opinion:                                                          |
| I suggest saving and sleeping after you finish any chores you have left for|
| the day. Remember to have completed your Request Box tasks. You may have   |
| found some extra turnip seeds while in the dungeon so you should plant     |
| them!                                                                      |
| I also took the time to work my character to near exhaustion by tilling    |
| extra squares and watering them.                                           |
|____________________________________________________________________________|

 Sleep.
 
 Head to the Clinic.

 - Thatís a good idea ( The one I picked )
 - Th-thatís kinda sudden...

 Wait until 16:00 or Sleep
 Enter Venti's Chamber

 - Nothing in particular.
 - I just came to see you. (What I picked)

 - ...What dignity?
 - That's true.
 - Native Dragon? (I picked this option)

 - Because it's too late?
 - Because you liiiiiike me? ( I picked this option )

 Sleep.

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|                                                                   |         |
| Bachelors                                                         | RF4.GUY |
| "All is fair in love and war."                                    |         |
|                                            Francis Edward Smedley |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|

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|                                                                   |         |
| Bachelorettes                                                     | RF4.GAL |
| "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."          |         |
|                                             H. Jackson Brown, Jr. |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Character Name: Forte                                                       |
| Nicknames: None                                                             |
| Birthday: Summmer 22                                                        |
| Most Favorite Gift: Cake                                                    |
| Likes: Egg recipes                                                          |
| Dislikes: Curry recipes                                                     |
| Starting Weapon: Zweihaender / Iron Shield                                  |
| Recommended Weapon: Best at Two-handed Swords; Next would be One-handed ones|
| and Spears.                                                                 |
| Child Skill: Two-handed Sword Arcana                                        |
| Recruitable: Yes.                                                           |
| Starting Level: 12                                                          |
| Description: A female knight guarding the town. Inherited her father's title|
| after his death. Stubborn, easily flustered when the subject of sweets comes|
| up, but dependable, and often spoils her younger brother, Kiel.             |
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|                                                                   |         |
| Other Characters                                                  | RF4.VIL |
| "Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and     |         |
|  they're always glad you came."                                   |         |
|                                                      Gary Portnoy |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Character Name: Ventuswill                                                  |
| Nicknames: Venti (Player Character)                                         |
| Birthday: Spring 4                                                          |
| Most Favorite Gift: Pancake                                                 |
| Likes: Any Vegetable                                                        |
| Dislikes: Dragon parts.                                                     |
| Starting Weapon: None.                                                      |
| Recruitable: No.                                                            |
| Starting Level: ??                                                          |
| Description: A legendary wind dragon who happens to be one of the four      |
| Native Dragons. Being the protector of Selphia has created a natural        |
| distance between her and her citizens, so she often expierences feelings of |
| loneliness.                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Response to a Turnip Lv 1                                                   |
| Ventuswill - Ooh, Turnip?                                                   |
| Ventuswill - And a perfectly ripe one, at that. My thanks!                  |
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|                                                                   |         |
| Tourists                                                          | RF4.TOU |
| "Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know     |         |
|  where they're going."                                            |         |
|                                                      Paul Theroux |         |
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|                                                                   |         |
| Spoiler Free Walkthrough                                          | RF4.SFW |
| "This is my story. It'll go the way I want, or I'll end it here." |         |
|                                                             Tidus |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|

 If you're in this section of the walkthrough it is because you absolutely 
 want to walk through this game without me spoiling any of the story. I will 
 give the same tips and advice but there will not be the names of any 
 monsters. Unfortunately it's hard for me to determine what's a spoiler or not
 so hopefully I keep everything vague yet still detailed enough to assist you.

 Part 1
 
 1. After you exit town, go South > South > East > East.
 (I was level 1 playing Hard difficulty at this point)
 2. Save Point should be on your screen. Head North.
 3. Advise to kill enemy for treasure. Head North.
 4. Advise to collect treasure from chest. Head East. 
 5. Defeat enemies + monster gate. Head East.
 6. Advise to Head South, Collect Treasure, Go back North, then East.
 7. (Treasure Chest with 4 Turnip Seeds) Head North.
 8. Defeat enemies + monster gate.
 9. Save Point should be on your screen. Advised to save.
 (I was level 8 playing Hard difficulty at this point)
 10. Head North. Defeat enemy.
 (I was level 9 afterwards)
 11. Head to Venti's chamber. Speak to Venti.
 12. Go to bed.
 13. Head to the Clinic.
 14. Wait until 16:00 or Sleep.
 15. Go to Venti's chamber.
 16. Sleep.

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|                                                                   |         |
| Town Events                                                       | RF4.TOW |
| "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."  |         |
|                                                  Ernest Hemingway |         |
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| Conversation Triggers                                             | RF4.CON |
| "It started with a whisper."                                      |         |
|                                                        Neon Trees |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
                                                                             
 Conversation Triggers are not necessarily marked but they trigger something 
 in the game to happen. They are not story required.                         
_______________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                             |
| "Chemistry Set"                                                             |
| Requirements: ???                                                           |
| Person Involved: Jones.                                                     |
| Reward: Ability to Order for a Chemistry License.                           |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Jones - Mina, I hear youíve been adventuring outside a lot recently         |
| Jones - Itís very dangerous out there. Please promise me youíll take        |
|         medicine with you when you go.                                      |
| Jones - I do have medicines here for sale.                                  |
| Jones - But it might be more convenient for you to build a Chemistry Set and|
|         make your own medicines.                                            |
| Jones - To build a Chemistry Set you will need:                             |
| Jones - 1000 Gold, 30 Lumber and 30 Stone.                                  |
| Jones - You will also, of course, require a Chemistry License.              |
| Jones - You can get that license at the Order Symbol.                       |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| "Vishnal's Dream"                                                           |
| Requirements: None.                                                         |
| Person Involved: Vishnal                                                    |
| Reward: Vishnal will call you "Princess"/"Prince" or call you by your name. |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|
| Vishnal - Have you acclimated to life here in town?
| Mina - Yes, thank you. I think Iíve grown more accustomed to it.
| Vishnal - ...
| Mina - Yes?
| Vishnal - Erm...you neednít speak so formally with me.
| Mina - Oh?
| Vishnal - I would really rather you didnít, actually.
| Vishnal - I am still only training to be a butler. I am not yet fit to serve 
|           anyone.
| Vishnal - That is why I ask...no, I bet you to be informal with me!
| Vishnal - I would like you to be my pretend master, so that I can hone my 
|           skills as a butler!
| Mina - And the way I talk will help you pretend Iím your master?
| Vishnal - Yes, of course! Appearances can be very important, you know.
| Mina - ...
| Vishnal - Please! Think of it as a great favor to me!
|
| - All right (You have to select this option)
| - No. (Will repeat the question)
|
| - No.
| Vishnal - Wh-what?! Please! I would be ever so grateful if you could at least
|           try!
|
| - All right.
| Vishnal - Thank you ever so much!
| Mina - No problem. It doesnít sound all that hard.
| Vishnal - Erm...also, if you wouldnít mind terribly...
| Mina - Yes?
| Vishnal - Would it be possible for me to call you Princess?
| Mina - Um, Iím not a Princess, you know.
| Vishnal - I-I know that!
| Vishnal - Itís just...well, it, um, itís always been a dream of mine...
| Mina - { Hmm. Let me think about this. }
|
| - ...All right. (I went with this option)
| - No. Just... no. (I assume he wonít call you Princess.)
| 
| - ...All right.
| Mina - Itís a little embarrassing to be honest, but I guess it canít hurt 
|        every now and again.
| Vishnal - Really? Thank you so much, Princess!
|
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|                                                                   |         |
| Shop Lists                                                        | RF4.SHO |
| "Beware the hobby that eats."                                     |         |
|                                                 Benjamin Franklin |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|
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| Blacksmith "Meanderer"   | Shop Staff: Bado                         RF4.BLA |
| Weekdays: 9:00 ~ 18:00   | Mina's Tip: You can actually buy from here when  |
| Holidays: 9:00 ~ 14:00   | Bado isn't around by searching his counter!      |
|__________________________|__________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Weapons/Armor            | "Buy whatever you need. I respect the honor      |
|                          | system."                                - Bado   |
|__________________________|                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Broadsword Lv. 1                              Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 23G Buy: 90G [Ability] ATK +5 Diz +6                                  |
| Description: A light, easy-to-use sword. Recommended for beginners. Some    |
| even use it for cooking.                                                    |
| Mina's Tip: This is the first shortsword you can craft and also the first   |
| one that you received in the game.                                          |
|                                                                             |
| Claymore Lv. 1                                Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 23G Buy: 160G [Ability] ATK +12                                       |
| Description: A long sword that's easy to swing. Has a fun ring on it that   |
| you can play with. (But don't try it at home!)                              |
| Mina's Tip: This is the first longsword you can craft. You receive a free   |
| one from Forte when you first exit the town.                                |
|                                                                             |
| Spear Lv. 1                                   Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 23G Buy: 200G [Ability] ATK +14 DEF +1 Diz +8                         |
| Description: A very simple spear, good for beginners. So simple that it's   |
| often used as a skewer for food.                                            |
| Mina's Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Leather Boots Lv. 1                           Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 7G Buy: 80G [Ability] DEF +3                                          |
| Description: Leather boots made for travelers. Tough and durable.           |
| Mina's Tip: A very easy accessory recipe. You get a free pair from Yokmir   |
| Forest.                                                                     |
|                                                                             |
| Small Shield Lv. 1                            Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 22G Buy: 70G [Ability] DEF +3                                         |
| Description: A small shield, easy to use. Low defense capability.           |
| Mina's Tip: Also a really easy accessory recipe. You get a free one if you  |
| defeat the first Orc in the first area of Yokmir Forest.                    |
|                                                                             |
| Headband Lv. 1                                Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 13G Buy: 65G [Ability] DEF+1                                          |
| Description: A headband from the Far East. Tie it around your forehead when |
| you want to feel awesome.                                                   |
| Mina's Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Tiny Bandage Clinic      | Shop Staff: Jones, Nancy                 RF4.CLI |
| 9:00 ~ 18:00             | Mina's Tip: If you die and you're revived by     |
|                          | Nancy, there is no charge! But Jones...          |
|__________________________|__________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Medicine                 |                                                  |
|                          |                                                  |
|__________________________|                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Recovery Potion Lv. 1                         Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 15G Buy: 30G [Effects] HP +150                                        |
| Description: A light green-colored medicinal drink. Recovers HP.            |
| Minaís Tip: You can craft these at a really early level. You can also find  |
| them from Orcs and boxes regularly in Yokmir Forest.                        |
|                                                                             |
| Para-Gone Lv. 1                               Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 80G Buy: 900G [Effects] Heal: PAR HP +500                             |
| Description: Medicine that cures paralysis.                                 |
| Minaís Tip: Another very easy to make item. Itís important to note that as  |
| well as curing your paralysis it can heal you quite a bit!                  |
|                                                                             |
| Roundoff Lv. 1                                Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 60G Buy: 800G [Effects] Heal: SEAL HP +300                            |
| Description: Medicine that dissolves seals.                                 |
| Minaís Tip: An easy to make item. It cures HP as well as Sealed status.     |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Carnationís              | Shop Staff: Illuminata, Amber            RF4.FLO |
| Weekdays: 9:00 ~ 18:00   | Mina's Tip: Did you know if you can invite a     |
| Holidays: 9:00 ~ 13:00   | person with you, you can enter the shop with     |
|                          | them in the party and buy from them?             |
|__________________________|__________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Flower Seeds             | "This is Ellie and Amberís place!" *melody note* |
|__________________________|                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Toyherb Seeds Lv 1                            Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 6G Buy: 60G                                                           |
| [Value] 65 G [Growth] 4 days [Harvested] 2                                  |
| Description: Grows well in spring but not in winter. A fast grower, but     |
| delicate and tough to harvest. Cures fatigue if fully grown.                |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Nutrients                | "This is Ellie and Amberís place!" *melody note* |
|__________________________|                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Formula A Lv 1                                Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 30G Buy: 1200G                                                        |
| Description: Sprinkle on soil to grow crops faster. Itís somewhat           |
| effective.                                                                  |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Formula B Lv 1                                Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 240G Buy: 3600G                                                       |
| Description: Sprinkle on soil to grow crops faster. Itís pretty effective.  |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Greenifier Lv. 1                              Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 80G Buy: 3000G                                                        |
| Description: An item used to raise soil quality. Improves soilís ability to |
| grow higher-level crops.                                                    |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| No Rot (alpha) Lv. 1                          Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 50G Buy: 2000G                                                        |
| Description: Sprinkle on soil to prevent plants from wilting.               |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Giantizer Lv. 1                               Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 300G Buy: 1200G                                                       |
| Description: Sprinkle on soil to grow gargantuan produce.                   |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Sincerity General Store  | Shop Staff: Blossom, Doug                RF4.GEN |
| Weekdays: 9:00 ~ 18:00   | Mina's Tip: Look out for 10% off sales!          |
| Holidays: 9:00 ~ 13:30   |                                                  |
|__________________________|__________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| Veggie Seeds             |                                                  |
|__________________________|                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Turnip Seeds Lv. 1                            Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 2G Buy: 10G                                                           |
| [Value] 30G [Growth] 3 days [Harvested] 2                                   |
| Description: Grows well from summer to fall.                                |
| Recommended for beginners. Most common crop in the game, for some reason.   |
| Minaís Tip: In the early game, Turnips > Pickled Turnips is not a bad way   |
| to increase your profit (and your cooking skill).                           |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                          |                                                  |
| General Goods            |                                                  |
|__________________________|                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Rice Lv. 1                                    Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 30G Buy: 200G [Effects] HP +30                                        |
| Description: A staple of the dining table. Plays well with other dishes, so |
| itís used in a wide variety of recipes.                                     |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Chocolate Lv. 1                               Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 150G Buy: 400G [Effects] RP+10                                        |
| Description: Smooth and sweet, itís an absolute standard. Found in endless  |
| varieties.                                                                  |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Wine Lv. 1                                    Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 800G Buy: 2000G [Effects] Status Ailments: SLP RP +20                 |
| Description: A type of alcohol made from grapes. Popular for its taste and  |
| mellowness.                                                                 |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Flour Lv. 1                                   Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 125G Buy: 320G [Effects]                                              |
| Description: Made by grinding wheat. A necessity in making dough, used in   |
| many recipes. Pretty amazing if you think about it.                         |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Oil Lv. 1                                     Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 250G Buy: 650G [Effects] Fire Res -30%                                |
| Description: Often used in fried recipes to add flavor and prevent sticking.|
| Careful, itís highly flammable.                                             |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Curry Powder Lv. 1                            Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 70G Buy: 300G [Effects]                                               |
| Description: Powder used to cook curry. Made by mixing various spices. Goes |
| well with lots of stuff.                                                    |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Rice Flour Lv. 1                              Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 40G Buy: 100G [Effects]                                               |
| Description: Powder used to make rice dumplings. Adds stickiness to the     |
| resulting dish.                                                             |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Brush                                         Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 640G Buy: 2400G                                                       |
| Description: An item used to brush monsters. Capable of grooming just about |
| anything!                                                                   |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Clippers                                      Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 520G Buy: 1900G                                                       |
| Description: An item used to trim and clip Wooly fur. Designed not to hurt  |
| its target.                                                                 |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Magnifying Glass                              Availability: From the start. |
| Sell: 500G Buy: 2000G                                                       |
| Description: An item used to check soil quality. Equip and examine fields   |
| to learn more about your crops.                                             |
| Minaís Tip:                                                                 |
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| Restaurant               | Shop Staff:                              RF4.RES |
| Weekdays:                |                                                  |
| Holidays:                |                                                  |
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| Raven                    | Shop Staff:                              RF4.RAV |
| Weekdays:                |                                                  |
| Holidays:                |                                                  |
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| Monster Data                                                      | RF4.MON |
| "Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred    |         |
| battles without disaster"                                         |         |
|                                                           Sun Tzu |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
|                                                                             |
| Monsters are a large part of Rune Factory 4. So large in fact, it will be a |
| long work in progress before I finish compiling all this data.              |
|                                                                             |
| Monster Data is laid out like such:                                         |
|                                                                             |
| :: Monster Name :: Level                                                    |
|                          <My opinion on the farming/fighting usefulness>    |
| First location you see the monster                                          |
| Common drops, based on sample sizes I take.                                 |
| Rare drops, based on sample sizes I take.                                   |
| Tamable drop, whatever your monster pet will leave in the barn              |
| * Additional info *                                                         |
| Mina's Tip: If the monster has special attacks or 
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| :: Wooly :: Level: 4                                                        |
|                                  Farm: [**********] Fighting: [*          ] |
| Found: Selphia Plains (Near Yokmir Forest entrance)                         |
| Common drops: Fur (s)                                                       |
| Rare drops: Clippers                                                        |
| Tamable drop: Fur                                                           |
| * Can also use Clippers on Wooly *                                          |
| * Comes in different sizes *                                                |
| * There is a wool-less version that can be found *                          |
| Mina's Tip: Even on Hard, Wooly monsters are pretty harmless. I give Wooly  |
| Monsters a high Farm mark based on how useful their materials are. In the   |
| early game, most farmers will keep one of these cuties.                     |
|                                                                             |
| (51 Wooly Kills) 3x Fur (s) 1x Clipper                                      |
|                                                                             |
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|                                                                             |
| :: Orc :: Level: 5                                                          |
|                                  Farm: [          ] Fighting: [?          ] |
| First found: Yokmir Forest                                                  |
| Common drops: Stick Lv.1, Cheap Cloth Lv.1                                  |
| Rare drops:                                                                 |
| Tamable drop: None                                                          |
| Mina's Tip: I don't currently see a reason to taming Orcs. They are a good  |
| source of Cheap Cloths, especially in the early game.                       |
| Currently, I have not sampled their fighting ability.                       |
|                                                                             |
| (20 Orc Kills) 2x Stick Lv.1 3x Cheap Cloth Lv.1                            |
|                                                                             |
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|                                                                             |
| :: Orc Archer :: Level: 5                                                   |
|                                  Farm: [          ] Fighting: [?          ] |
| First found: Yokmir Forest                                                  |
| Common drops: Arrowhead                                                     |
| Rare drops:                                                                 |
| Tamable drop: None                                                          |
| Mina's Tip: I don't currently see a reason to taming Orc Archers.           |
| Did you know you can deflect their arrows with your weapon? Try it!         |
| Currently, I have not sampled their fighting ability.                       |
|                                                                             |
| (7 Orc Archer Kills) 1 Arrowhead                                            |
|                                                                             |
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|                                                                   |         |
| Item Data                                                         | RF4.ITE |
| "To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true     |         |
| knowledge"                                                        |         |
|                                                         Confucius |         |
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|                                                                             |
| Ambrosia's Thorns - Sell: 400G Buy: 7000G                                   |
| [Collectible] Strings                                                       |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 30] ATK +77 M.ATK +7 Slp Atk 10%            |
|                                                                             |
| Thorns that protect Ambrosia's chrysalis. All                               |
| beautiful roses have sharp thorns.                                          |
|                                                                             |
| Dropped off of: Ambrosia (Common)                                           |
|                                                                             |
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|                                                                             |
| Antidote Grass - Sell: 8G Buy: 150G                                         |
| [Plant]                                                                     |
| [Effects] Heal: PSN HP +9                                                   |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 8] Psn Res 3%                               |
|                                                                             |
| A grass that purifies poisons in the body. Very                             |
| bitter, but effective.                                                      |
|                                                                             |
| Found: Almost anywhere outside (Common)                                     |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Cheap Cloth - Sell: 11G Buy: 55G                                            |
| [Collectible] Cloths and Skins                                              |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 2] DEF +1 Crt Res 1%                        |
|                                                                             |
| A poor-quality swatch of cloth. Unstiches when                              |
| you so much as breathe on it.                                               |
|                                                                             |
| Dropped off of: Orcs (Common)                                               |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Insect Carapace - Sell: 10G Buy: 50G                                        |
| [Collectible] Cloths and Skins                                              |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 7] DEF +1 Psn Res 15%                       |
|                                                                             |
| The carapace of an insect. Light but tough.                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Dropped off of:                                                             |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Insect Horn - Sell: 21G Buy: 100G                                           |
| [Collectible] Sticks and Stems                                              |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 7] ATK +3                                   |
|                                                                             |
| A jagged insect horn that has a patchy pattern.                             |
|                                                                             |
| Dropped off of:                                                             |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Medicinal Herb - Sell: 10G Buy: 80G                                         |
| [Plant]                                                                     |
| [Effects] HP +32                                                            |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 2] Ftg Res 1%                               |
|                                                                             |
| A wild herb with a bitter taste. Helps regain                               |
| energy.                                                                     |
|                                                                             |
| Found: Almost anywhere outside (Common)                                     |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Rock - Sell: 2G Buy: 10G                                                    |
| [Other]                                                                     |
|                                                                             |
| An ordinary rock. Hit it with a hammer to make                              |
| usable material out of it.                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Found: Outdoors, typically on fields (Common)                               |
| Mina's Tip: Can be used for recipes.                                        |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Stick - Sell: 9G Buy: 50G                                                   |
| [Collectible] Sticks and Stems                                              |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 2] ATK +1                                   |
|                                                                             |
| A thin stick that can be used for materials.                                |
| You could poke things with it too, I guess.                                 |
|                                                                             |
| Dropped off of: Orcs (Common)                                               |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Weeds - Sell: 1G Buy: 30G                                                   |
| [Plant]                                                                     |
| [Effects] HP -9                                                             |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 1]                                          |
|                                                                             |
| Grows anywhere, anytime. It doesn't obey any                                |
| rules. It does its own thing. And that's why                                |
| it's cool.                                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| Found: Almost anywhere outside (Common)                                     |
|                                                                             |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                                                             |
| Withered Grass - Sell: 1G Buy: 100G                                         |
| [Plant]                                                                     |
| [Effects] Status Ailments: PSN RP -35%                                      |
| [Upgrade Material] [Difficulty: 1] VIT -1                                   |
|                                                                             |
| You'd get sick if you ate this grass, but it can                            |
| be used to improve the quality of soil.                                     |
|                                                                             |
| Found: On Fields, if you don't water plants, they can become this.          |
| Mina's Note: The description for Withered Grass should not be ignored! You  |
| actually do improve the soil quality by using withered grass. To do so,     |
| place the withered grass somewhere over the 2x2 square on a field that you  |
| want to improve. Now take your how and smack the withered grass.            |
| This will heal the HP of the land. Use a magnifying glass to observe this.  |
|                                                                             |
|                                                                             |
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| Frequently Asked Questions                                        | RF4.FAQ |
| "Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers" |         |
|                                                      Janis Joplin |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|

 Here are some frequently asked questions that I either see a lot of people
 asking or I myself asked when I started.
 If you have any questions that you want answered or maybe you feel there is
 one that needs to be here, make sure you e-mail me!

 Q. What are these spirit/ghost/runeys floating all over my field?!
 A. Those are Runeys! I call this day "Runey Day" and when it happens your
    crops will grow super fast. It's nothing bad. You can see on your weather
    marker that it has a Runey face.

 Q. My crops are being covered by rocks and sticks! What is going on?
 A. A typhoon! Your soil probably doesn't have enough defense against the
    typhoon to survive... You can increase your plants safety by using
    Wettable Powder. Later on, you can go to the Order Symbol and shoo away
    the typhoons.

 Q. How do I make easy money early on?
 A. This is a VERY common question and everyone has their own tips and advice.
    I suggest:
    A) Complete Request Board Requests.
       These open up new seeds.
    B) Work on getting Crafting and Cooking going.
       For Cooking, I went with Turnips > Picked Turnips.
       Then Yams > Baked Yams (With the Oven).
       For Crafting, I did whatever recipe had the most expensive result for
       Iron.
    C) Kill Boss/Mine Emerald
       The Boss in Yokmir Forest has a drop that sells for a bit if you're 
       desperate. Also if you jump down in the 2nd area of Yokmir Forest
       (Head to the North of the area, then to the left of the 2 boxes and
       stump) You can mine Emeralds.
    D) Sell things on Festival Days
       On Festival Days, you can sell things from your shop a lot easier 
       because of how many people are gathered around.
    E) Progress the story
       The more you progress the story, the more rarer and better items you
       will find. It's harder to make the good money when your supplies are 
       limited.
    F) Monsters
       Raising monsters can produce really good quality stuff. I suggest you
       capture and raise monsters that produce products as opposed to ones
       that don't. I suggest both the chicken and cow monsters for their milk
       and egg as it is used quite often. The sheep are a good idea as well.

 Q. Where do I find _______? What drops _____? 
 A. Whoa, whoa, whoa... I will be providing an item list as I collect things
    in the game. As well as killing monsters and providing accurate drops
    based on my file. I could use someone else's words for what they found
    drops what, but I want to trust in my save files.

 Q. Why won't _____ accept my love confession?
 A. Unfortunately at 7 hearts, there is a large chance your request will be
    turned down. The odds move up as they have more hearts. Either save and
    reload until they accept it or just keep trying.

 Q. How do I get past the mushrooms blocking my path?
 A. Day 1 - 5 of every season the mushrooms will not be blocking your path.

 Q. How do I get past the trees blocking my path south of the lava cave?
 A. The area will be open during a storm. Wait for lightning going on and you
    can pass.

 Q. What is this giant mushroom?
 A. That mushroom is sometimes a giant Deathshroom! Be careful in the early 
    levels. 

 Q. What is this giant tree?
 A. You can collect seeds from that tree. Different kinds of seeds. Check back
    every day!

 Q. This rock is blocking my path! It says my mining isn't high enough. How
    do I get past it?
 A. I don't know the specific level, I am trying to nail this down but your
    mining skill needs to improve. Don't worry, eventually you can pass it!
    At the moment, it is only there to inconvience you as you can walk around.
 
 Q. I walked into this area and my screen faded blackish! What's going on?
 A. There is a Mineral there that you can mine and get a Shade Stone from.

 Q. Where are you in your current file?
 A. My Guide File is on Spring 3, Year 1. 
    I've been collecting data on monster and replaying cutscenes to make sure
    I write the data down correctly.
    My non-guide file is in Year 9. 
    Collectively I have over 160 hours logged on 10/11/2013.
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 |  \/|| | ||| |\ |||  \    |  __\| / \||  /    / \  | / \||  \/| \  /   \_\| |
 |    /| \_/|| | \|||  /_   | |   | |-|||  \_   | |  | \_/||    / / /       | |
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|                                                                   |         |
| Special Thanks                                                    | RF4.THX |
| "Mankind's biggest blunder, ignorance. Mankind's second,          |         |
| infallible."                                                      |         |
|                                                     M. T. Dismuke |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|
 
 XSEED for translating this game. Great work. This is why I buy so many of the
  games you publish. I look forward to seeing your hand in the next RF. *wink*
 Neverland, Co. for making this game. I'll probably always be a fan of the RF
  series so keep making them!
 GameFAQs for hosting my guide. It's so unworthy, I'm grateful to be able to
  have it hosted here.
 
 Momo for the tips we traded back and forth. I forgive you for liking Dolce
  the most since Laura Bailey voices her.

 Twitch Viewers for being understanding about the time it takes me to work on
  this and not stream. Seriously, thank you.
 
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|                                                                   |         |
| Version History                                                   | RF4.VER |
| "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."      |         |
|                                                 Winston Churchill |         |
|___________________________________________________________________|_________|

 Version 0.01 - Every guide has a beginning. This one was a small start.
              - Table of Contents.
              - Part of the Controls section finished.
              - Starting a New File finished.
 I saved my file on Spring 2 MON 9:28.
 Toyed with the idea of writing dialogue for every silly conversation, decided
 against it though. I feel like I'll have enough written in here by the end of
 the file.

 Version 0.02 - I finished the Yokmir Story section along with the Spoiler
                free version
              - Updated Table of Contents
              - Added all the store sales for "starting" items
              - Added a new request board request.
              - Added some conversation triggers.
              - Added more Controls description

 Note: I pulled this version before it went live. We immediately jumped to...

 Version 0.03 - Cleaned up and seperated sections more clearer.
              - Broke out my tips, advice, opinions away from the general
                guide in a more obvious way.
              - Started a FAQ section
              - Added more to Story and Spoiler Free Walkthrough
              - Added Special Thanks section to the guide.
              - Made a field for Raven and the Restaurant
 I saved my file on Spring 3 TUE 20:06.
 I realized that it was possible to trigger Ventuswill's conversation late on
 the same day you visit the clinic by accident and had to rerun a character
 through. I will need to take better care on this.
 

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|                                                                             |
| Copyright 2013 Lora Lennon                                                  |
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