I initially found this modified guide on this link:
posted by majirel as a modification to DB27 and ggage's guide with Swift412 translation. Hope I've given credit. Please correct me if I haven't.
It's also found here:
posted by 1ofaDragon.
And lastly, it's included in this post. So no more online email sharing.
Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires
For PSP Handheld Console
This strategy guide should only be found on gamefaqs.com. If it was found somewhere else I did not post it and someone ripped it off.
Special thanks go out to DB27 and ggage for the guide that helped me through the game and get the true ending.
Special thanks also go out to Swift412 for the other files of information on gamefaq.com and to the other players on the spectral souls board who have helped me get through the game my 2nd time around.
To the author of the site listed below thank you for the pictures to help me find these locations, and for swift412 for the translations.
AA. WALKTHROUGH (TRUE ENDING ROUTE)
Start up through HP1
I) Go through the initial 3 fights that you are required to do. 2 missions are with Naiz, 1 is with Gail & Leila.
At this point you’ll begin to have contro l of the armies and characters. If you have any PP to start with, resist the urge to throw all those points into every stat you can on your characters. You need to decide if, after getting the true ending, you want to continue on into the post game. If you do, you need to figure out which characters you’re going to want to use and focus mainly on them with the PP. First and best thing to do is raise their VIT up to at least 100. This means each level you’ll get a lot of HP. Exact numbers for this is unclear, but it appears to be 6HP per VIT. So by the endgame you can have well over 50k HP which is very helpful for some fights you’ll come up to. Feel free to spread your points out however you want but I just want to give you a heads up before you get too far into the game since every early level count! Also, once you are able to equip items from the previous time through, you will be able to fly through the early part of the game. This is when you can easily screw up since your just moving through the first HP quickly.
II) Choose the Neverland Army (NL for Short)
A. Go to King Sorfin and watch the scenes.
• Make sure to choose sending troops to Golden!
B. Go to Mirabello Grasslands and fight.
• Make sure you win in under 75 turns!
III) Choose the Simba Army
A. Go to Marchick for a small conversation/tutorial.
B. Go to Saulve Bastion.
• Chose to stay and fight!
• Win the first fight in under 99 turns!
• Win the second fight in under 100 turns!
Preparation for Battle:
Prepare for the battle by buying a Sparta sword for Naiz, a Bracelet for Niaz and Corwin, and a Mystic for Corwin (sell other stuff to get enough money, but NOT grass. Sell Herbs or Ore if you have any). Level up the Sparta and Mystic to 3 each with the EP from the first battles.
In the first battle, try and have Niaz and Corwin kill most of the enemy, although make sure you stay under 100 turns.
When you start the second battle, move Marx to the side of the battlefield that he starts on, so that Hans has to chase him to kill him. Move Dargen so that Anderson can't get to him in a single turn. Leave Niaz where he is, and heal him with Corwin if you have to. Move Corwin far enough to the side so that he can target Niaz with a healing spell next turn.
On the enemy turn, Anderson will charge Niaz and attack with an attack or two. Hans should go after Marx, but if Marx is at full HP he should barely survive the attacks.
Next turn, Niaz should unload everything on Anderson but KEEP 6 AP to move to the the side of the battlefield to his right (where Corwin and Dragen are headed). Move him so that Anderson can just barely reach him. Move Dargen and Corwin down the narrow passage toward the portal, but keep Corwin within healing range of Niaz (he'll probably have to heal Niaz at this point).
Next turn, Hans will kill Marx, and Anderson will beat on Niaz again.
Move down the narrow passage such that your characters look like this:
Now Anderson will position himself at the front end of your formation. Each round, beat on him with Niaz, heal Niaz with Dargen (grass or use revive if necessary), and heal both Dargen and Niaz with Corwin. You should be able to hit Anderson with an Icicle Edge every once in a while as well (Wind Shear + Ice combo).
When Niaz builds up to Aura Blade, which shouldn't take long, do a chain attack with Dargen (Purify), Corwin (Icicle Edge) and then Niaz (Aura Blade + any other attacks you have AP for). You'll probably finish off Anderson.
Now you need to repeatedly use Corwin's Wind Shear and Aqua attack (lvl 1 special) to take out as many enemy soldiers and archers as possible. It shouldn't be hard, as they are probably packed in a tight bunch behind where Anderson was. Use Niaz and Dargen if possible to hit the mage with chains and specials, as he has a lot of HP. You will probably need to still heal with Corwin and Dargen. This is now a race against the turn clock. Also, make sure you don't group such that he can hit all three characters with his dark spell,as it has a cross-shaped area of effect. Try and keep Dargen and Niaz next to each other so he targets them, as they have a lot of HP.
IV) Choose the NL Army and win the fight at Saulve Bastion.
Historical Moment 1
Choose the Simba Army and go to the Liberation Camp and then win the fight at Armana Castle.
I) Upon completion of the first Historical Point choose the NL Army.
A. Go to the Otherworld Gate (OG for short) that just appeared and beat the first 3 levels.
• Please note that you can escape the OG using a scarab as long as the level number is not a multiple of 3, i.e., 3, 6, 9, etc.
B. Go to King Sorfin and Hillo joins .
C. Go to Wilgeine Keep and Tal joins.
D. Go to Cactus Desert
• Win in under 100 turns!
E. Fight at Marengo Fortress.
II) Choose the SA and go to the OG and clear floors 1-3. Trevor and Leila will have already joined you.
A. Go to Armana Castle. Eventually you’ll have an option as to which way you want to go.
• Choose the Secure Forest Route when prompted!
B. Go to Armana Castle Woods and clear the level.
C. Go to Lito and Himeka will join you.
D. Go to Fell Forest and fight.
• Clear the level in less than 100 turns!
E. Go to Medina Ruins and defeat Hillo.
Preparation for Battle:
Make sure every character has at least a Bracelet for armor, and preferably an advanced weapon. Do runs through the first three levels of the Otherworld Gate if you need money or EP. Try to have all your characters at least level 10.
The goal of this battle is to down Hiro without killing all the other enemy soldiers. The enemies will not attack you unless you get within their attack range, so the easiest way to make sure Hiro is not the last one standing is to ignore (and stay away from) the soldier closest to the corner here:
start ->| |<- ignore this soldier!
Kill all the other soldiers without getting within 5 squares of Hiro. Arrange your group so that she will charge one person and everyone else can surround her in one turn. Don't group two characters side-by-side, as her scythe attack will nail both of them. Try not to group anyone such that her Flamethrower attack can get more than two people as well.
Then, unload everything you can on her each turn, using Corwin to Heal whoever she targets that turn. You may loose a person or two, but you should be able to defeat her. Make sure you are using Chain attacks for the damage bonus!
Historical Moment 2
Choose NL Army, Go to King Sorfin and then fight at Ayeina Grasslands.
I) Choose the NL Army and go to the OG. Choose Level 1 and clear all 6 floors.
A. Go to Golden area and Imperial Battle Point 1
B. Go to Niva Fortress and talk to the women and she should tell you about a location. This is the location you will find Kurt at. The location is in Galena and name is Brook Valley. Search and find the location.
• Go to Brook Valley and Fight making sure Kurt stays alive. He will join you after the fight.
C. Go to King Sorfin (Iglaine joins), choose to “Subdue the Rebels” at Lithanit in Logion Area. Fight in Lithanit,
II) Choose the Rozess Army and when prompted, choose to go see Cuo Now.
A. Cuo and Fredrik a join.
B. Go clear the OG from floors 1 – 6.
• I do this only to be safe since you just get the army.
C. Fight all the Rozess battles.
III) Choose the Simba Army.
A. Clear the OG by choosing Level 4
B. Clear the Empire Battle Point 1 at Golden.
C. After clearing the battle point a new area will appear called the Golden Forest
• Clear this point to get Yamu Ku.
D. Go to Armana Castle to start the Simba scenes.
• Choose the Valley Route.
• Nora Joins.
E. Fight at Lapis Valley and make sure you destroy the rocks and clear the level in less than 75 turns.
F. Fight at Mulder Fort North clearing it in under 120 turns
G. Fight at Mulder Cellar and clear it in less than 200 turns.
• Destroy total 4 doors to make treasure rooms appear. Treasure Room 1, 3 and 4.
H. Go to Niva Fortress and talk to the women. She should tell you about a location that is optional place called the Forgotten Cave. Search for it and fight there if you want. The battle consists of 3 Bread Dolls and 4 Bats. It’s worth the EP and the exp you’ll get. Bread Dolls have 100 HP and are Level 35.
• Go to Armana castle for an event (5000G, 10PP, 100EP, Ice Lance) and go to Marchick for an event (5000G, 10PP, 100EP, Gale Spike, Silver Rod, INT Up).
IV) Choose the NL army again.
A. Go and fight at North Woods.
B. Go and fight at Markinson Fort.
Historical Moment 3
Choose Rozess Army and go to Kazaph Forest. Arthus joins!
I) Immediately choose the NL Army before doing anything else and go to King Sorfin. Choose the Sea Route when asked.
A. Go to King Sorfin for a small cut scene that will give 5000G, 10PP, 100EP, Flash fire, Mystic.
B. Go to the OG and clear choose level 4. Clear all the levels.
C. Go to Galena Area and clear Imperial Battle Point 2.
D. Go to Valhara Area and clear the Goblin Tower.
E. Go to Shurak Sea and clear the Shurak Sea battle.
• Make sure Levi Survives!!!!
F. Go to Varanoire and fight both battles.
• On battle 2/2 make sure not to kill Laemillan!!!
II) Choose the Rozess Army
A. Go to Logion Area and clear the Liberation Battle Point 1.
B. Go to the OG and choose Level 7 and clear it.
C. Go to Varanoire and watch an event to get 10,000G, 15PP, 150EP, Gaia Blade, Ice Dagger, AGL Up.
D. Go to Golden Area and fight on Kazaph Forest.
E. Go to Paraus Nui Area and go to Neipos.
• Fight the 1st battle making sure at least 3 civilians survive and the battle lasts to at least turn 150.
• Win the 2nd battle and Mick Joins.
F. Go to Lito and talk to the person. You should get a rumor about a location in Paraus Nui Area. Go search for it. The fight has 3 Bread Dolls and 5 Warlocks.
G. Go to Duben and win in under 150 turns.
H. Go to Varanoire and watch an event to get 20,000G, 10PP, 150EP, Flame Rod, Ice Rod, Gale Spike.
III) Choose the Simba Army
A. Go to Galena and clear the Empire Battle Point 2
B. Choose Level 7 in the Otherworld Gate and clear it
C. Go to Armana Castle. Zhang Khan joins.
• Choose the False Retreat when prompted!!!
D. Go to Warrence Castle
• Fight the first battle. Kill everyone and don’t use the exit.
• Fight at Warrence Castle Garden, kill everyone in this fight. Make sure to destroy the gates/doors to obtain 2 extra treasure rooms
• Fight at Warrence Castle Hall and win the Fight.
• Hera joins
• Clear the 2 treasure rooms that appeared in Warrence Castle
• Go to Niva Fortress to see an event to get 5000G, 15PP, 100EP, Earth Dagger, AGL Up.
Historical Moment 4
Choose Rozess. Go to the Kaiseron Area and choose Magraska highlands.
I) Choose the Simba army.
A. Go to Galena and clear Empire Battle Point 3
B. Go to the OG and choose Level 7. Clear levels 7 – 12. If this is your first time, be careful on level 12 since there are 3 dragons that can have you for lunch.
C. Go to Warrence Castle. (Visit Armana Castle. Play the first battle. Go to Marchuk – Scarface joins)
D. Go to Elegistat and fight the battle at the Otherworld Cave.
E. During this set of scenes choose to Invade the De Argo Islands when asked!!!
• Scarface joins in the 2nd set of scenes.
II) Choose the NL Army.
A. Go to the Otherworld Gate clear level 10-12.
B. Please note that there is no Imperial Battle Point 3 while on the True Route.
C. Go to Helhanpool for an event to obtain 5000G, 15PP, 100EP, Wind Spear, Dragon Bangle, Max HP Up, Skanda Talisman.
D. Go back into Helhanpool and talk to the women. She should tell you about some ruins. At these ruins you can obtain Nell and Rosette. Search for the ruins in Valhara.
E. Fight at the Wasted Ruins in the Valhara area to obtain Rosette and Nell.
F. Go to King Sorfin. When prompted choose to go through the desert!
G. Go to Helhanpool for an event to obtain 15,000G, 20PP, 150EP, Ice Lance, White Frame, STR Up, LUK Up.
H. Go to Nivea Fortress for an event to obtain 15,000G, 20PP, 150EP, Enchanted Knife, Mist Wand, INT Up, LUK Up
I. Go to the Ziguroad Area and fight at Jepal Desert.
J. Go to the Zapatos Area and Fight at Albahart.
K. Go to Chatrock Castle and fight Chatrock Castle Gate.
L. Fight at the Chatrock Castle Ballroom.
III) Choose the Simba Army, go to the Shurak Sea Area, and fight at the Shurak Sea battle.
A. Fight at Saratoga Cape.
• Make sure you destroy the rock at the top corner in this battle.
B. Go to Marchick and talk to the man. He should tell you about a secret cave. Search for the cave in Shurak Sea area.
C. Fight at the Cave of Sorrow. 3 Skeletons and 3 Wraiths. After the 3 Wraiths die, 2 Bread Dolls appear.
D. Fight at Aspen Fort.
• Destroy the Gates before winning the fight.
• Jed Joins.
E. Fight at the optional treasure room.
F. Go to Marchick for an event to obtain 15,000G, 15PP, 150EP, Brunac, Sniper Shot, Max HP Up.
IV) Choose the Rozess Army
A. Go to Paraus Nui Area and clear the Rozess Liberation Battle Point 2.
B. Go to the Otherworld Gate and choose level 10 and clear through lvl 12.
C. Go to Varanoire. Yen joins!
D. Go to Elegestat and fight at the Otherworld Cave. There will be 3 fights at this location.
E. Go to Belle Nueve Area and fight at Genon Marshlands.
Historical Moment 5
Choose the NL army and go to Wilgeime Keep.
I) Choose the Simba Army.
A. Go to Armana Castle for an event to gain 10,000G, 10PP, 150EP, Flame Knuckle, Platinum Bracelet.
B. Go to the Otherworld Gate and choose level 10. Clear 10 – 15.
C. Go to the Elegistat Area and clear Empire Battle Point 4.
D. At Warrence castle, choose to go the Gaugabur route.
E. Go to Noashurn (Jed and Yamu Ku) for an event to gain 20,000G, 20PP, 150EP, Red Savage, Hawkeye, VIT Up and back to Noashurn again (Jed and Himika) to gain 30,000G, 20PP, 200EP, Spirit Sword, Magic Blade, Sonic Gun.
F. Fight at Castle Town Gaugabur.
G. Fight at Assilia Grasslands.
H. Fight at Marian Rouge.
I. Fight at City of Darkness, Devos.
II) Choose the Rozess Army.
A. Choose level 13 of the Otherworld Gate and clear it.
B. Go to the Elegistat Area and clear the Rozess Battle Point 3.
• On battle 3 there may be a clear doll. Make sure you have Cuo equipped with free attack and capture. This is a great skill for stealing some rare items.
C. Go to Varanoire.
D. Go to the Beminad Area and fight the battles at Beminad Forest.
• After battle 2/4 you will be asked 2 choices of what to do. Choose the Stay Behind Option.
III) Choose the NL Army
A. Go to the Zapatos Area and fight the Imperial Battle Point 4.
B. Go to the Otherworld Gate, choose level 13 and clear it.
C. Go to Nivea Fortress to obtain 15,000G, 15PP, 150EP, Javelin, Double Feather.
D. Go to King Sorfin.
E. Go to Galena and fight at Southern Madrasca and win the fight.
F. Go to Mizar Bridge and win the fight.
G. Go to Zaltheim Castle and win both fights.
Historical Moment 6
Choose the NL Army and fight at A rmana Castle. Anderson leaves.
I) Choose the Rozess Army.
A. Go to Noashurn and talk to the person in town.
• Search in the Beminad Area for the Deep Beminad Forest Location.
• There are 8 Kodama plants and 1 Titan.
B. Go to the Otherworld Gate. Choose level 13 and clear up through level 18.
C. Go to Beminad Area and clear the Liberation Battle Point 4. Then choose Beminad Forest.
D. Go to Eikus Area and fight at Castle Town Faeris.
E. Go to Beminad Area and click on Beminad Forest for an event for 50,000G, 15PP, 250EP, Stilleto, Blue Dolphin, Mithril Bracelet, STR Up.
F. Go to Former Simba Territory and click on Noashurn for an event for 20,000G, 15PP, 200EP, Ray Blade, Magic Frame, INT Up.
G. Go to Assilia Grasslands and win the fight.
H. Go to Gattzo and win the fight.
I. MYSTERGo to Mountain Range and win the fight.
J. Go back to Beminad Forest Area and click on Beminad Forest.
II) Choose NL army.
A. Go to the Otherworld Gate, choose level 16 and clear the levels.
B. Go to the De Argo Area and clear Imperial Battle Point 5.
C. Go to King Sorfin.
D. Go to Former Simba Territory and clear Eastern Norius Forest.
E. Clear Norius Forest.
• Choose the Faeris route when prompted.
F. Click on Norius Forest for an event that gives 20,000G, 15PP, 150EP, Angel Wing, STR Up, INT Up. Do this twice in a row since there are 2 events to get another 50,000G, 10PP, 250EP, Trident, Blacksmith, VIT Up.
G. Go to Sylvestria Area and fight at Lenheim Fort.
H. Go to Helhanpool Area and fight at Elixiem.
III) Choose the Simba Army.
A. Go to the Otherworld Gate, choose level 16 and clear it.
B. Go to Eikus Area and Fight at Empire Battle Point 5.
C. Go to Degonias Castle. You should also be able to use Ankrauser now.
D. Go to Noashurn (Himika) for an event to get 30,000G, 15PP, 150EP, Holy Lance, Mythril Bracelet, AGL Up.
E. Go to Marian Rogue and win the fight. Choose the Shiring Route when prompted.
F. Go to Assilia Grasslands and win the fight.
G. Go to Gaugabur Woods and win the fight.
H. Go to Castle Town Gaugabur and win the fight.
Historical Moment 7
Choose the NL Army and go to King Sorfin.
I) Choose the Simba Army.
A. Go to the Otherworld gate choosing level 16. Clear all the levels.
B. Go to Former Simba Territory and clear Empire Battle Point 6.
C. Go to Castle Town Gaugabur for a scene
D. Go back to Castle Town Gaugabur for an event to get 30,000G, 15PP, 200EP, Seiryu Sword, Gatling Knuckle, Max HP Up.
E. Go to Warrence Castle for a scene.
F. When ready click Warrence Castle. There will be a sequence of 2 fights to win.
G. Go to Reer Valley and win the fight.
II) Choose the NL Army
A. Go to the Otherworld Gate, Choose level 19, and clear the levels.
B. Go to the Former Simba Territory and fight at the Imperial Battle Point 6.
C. Go to King Sorfin. Roze joins.
D. Go to the Helhanpool Area and fight at Adelia Wastelands.
E. Fight at Titino Bridge.
F. Fight at Luka Cape.
III) Choose the Rozess Army
A. Go to the Otherworld Gate, Choose level 19 and clear the levels.
B. Go to Former Simba Territory and clear the Liberation Battle Point 5.
C. Go to Forgotten Hill to get Garnet Back.
D. Search for Laketown Mare in the Eikus Area. Fight the battle and get Ceil.
E. Go to Coriastine Area then go to Granus Church and click on it. Fight at Granus Church Front Yard.
F. Fight at Granus Church Front Entrance.
G. Fight at Granus Church Cathedral.
Historical Moment 8
If you did everything right up to this point you should be forced to use the Rozess army at Fontinoa.
A. Fight the first battle killing Valsung.
B. Fight the second battle killing everyone.
C. Go to the Otherworld Gate, choose level 19 and clear up through 24.
D. Go to King Sorfin for some scenes
E. Search for the Unna med Shrine in the Kaiseron Area.
F. Fight at the Unnamed Shrine and get Shiro.
G. Go to Golden Area and Click on Elence Port. If you have 7 battles then congratulations, you’ll get to fight Janus.
H. Go to Elegistat Area and look for Otherworld to fight Janus. Watch the True Ending.