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              |  __ \                   | (_)       / __  \
              | |  \/_ __ __ _ _ __   __| |_  __ _  `' / /'
              | | __| '__/ _` | '_ \ / _` | |/ _` |   / /
              | |_\ \ | | (_| | | | | (_| | | (_| | ./ /___
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                "RAUL HILLS" SPECIAL STAGE IN-DEPTH GUIDE

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                    Platform: Playstation 2
                     Version: 1.25
                          By: Thomas Bras (Ornitier)
                     Created: October 18, 2003
                 Last Update: July 30, 2004
                      E-mail: thomas_bras@hotmail.com
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                             Table of Contents
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                        00. FAQ Information
                             -  About the FAQ
                             -  E-mail Policy
                             -  Copyright
                             -  Version History
                        01. Raul Hills
                             -  About Raul Hills
                             -  Items
                             -  Enemies
                             -  Get the Items
                        02. Credits


                         =-------------------=
                         -00. FAQ Information-
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===============
=About the FAQ=
===============

This FAQ covers Raul Hills, second time you get there. I made it because I
found that there were not enough explanations in FAQs about this one side-quest.
No offence to anyone.

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=E-mail Policy=
===============

Am I wrong about something described in the FAQ, or did I miss anything? Please
mail me. Do you like the FAQ? Or do you dislike the FAQ? Don't mail me, I don't
need to know. Got any suggestions? Or questions? Please mail me and you'll get
kudo's if you can help me make the FAQ better.

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=Copyright=
===========

This FAQ is (c) Copyright 2003 to Thomas Bras a.k.a. Ornitier. This is
for personal use only, you may not put this on your site or use it to make
a profit. Do not distribute this document, or alter it in any way shape or
form. It can be printed out for personal private use only. You can NOT use
this document without my permission. Period. Thanks for understanding these
FAQing rules. Please contact me if you found this FAQ on a site other than
GameFAQs.com

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=Version History=
=================

Version 1.0
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10/18/03 FAQ is made, finished and contributed.

Version 1.1
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10/26/03 After the FAQ had been rejected, I updated it a little more.
         The FAQ now contains a map thanks to psycho_k41.

Version 1.2
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07/25/04 Update thanks to Demooni who discovered Tight Suits I didn't even
         know of. Check the FAQ what it's about.

Version 1.25
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07/30/04 Again, an update thanks to Demooni. Let's just hope he won't have
         anything to correct for me again, cause I'm getting tired of it. ^^


                           =--------------=
                           -01. Raul Hills-
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=About Raul Hills=
==================

Yes, you've been here before. When you went to Cyrum Kingdom from St. Heim
Papal State, you first had to cross Raul Hills. Now you can go back to Raul
Hills! But why would you do that? Well, because of the great items you can
get there. When will I be able to get there you ask? You can get there as
soon as you have returned from Valmar's Moon after you have gone to Cyrum
Kingdom. Your party will then exist out of Ryudo, Elena, Roan and Tio.

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=Items=
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There are some great items you can get at Raul Hills... and some useless.
Raul Hills exists out of two sections. Raul Hills #1 and Raul Hills #2.
Here are the items you can get:

Raul Hills #1

     Rusty Hoop: +0 ATK Rusty iron hoop, a child's toy
     Dull Knife: +0 ATK Knife that cannot cut
  Useless Staff: +0 ATK Useless
Zero Broadsword: +0 ATK Powerless curved sword


Raul Hills #2

      Sonic Belt: +40 ACT
    Energy Charm: Cuts SP consumption by 25%
  Demon Necklace: Cuts MP consumption by 25%
  Lore of Magic : +1000 Magic Coins (MC) [Special]
Platinum Feather: Greatly increases IP [All Allies]
  Soul of a Hero: Carrying it doubles EXP earned
  Astral Miracle: Carrying it doubles SC earned
       Fairy Egg: Recovery/Assistance Defensive Mana Egg


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=Enemies=
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Snow Leopards aren't very dangerous. They can cast Crackle and Cold and do
their regular attacks. They're easily beaten.

Nyarmot can be annoying because of their ability Burning Sun. It can hit
the whole group, but don't worry. It's not that terrible. Because they have
few HP. You'll easily defeat them. Nyarmot can drop Tight Suits that can be
equipped by Elena and Tio. The effect of the suits is that they will
nullify magical damage by any enemy.

Dragon Knights can cast Lightning Ball, DragonZap and Stram. Lightning Ball
can cause Paralysis, but they're still easy to beat. One Sky Dragon Slash
will kill them.

Chameleons are the easiest enemies here. They come out the toadstools.
You'll have them defeated in no time.

Devils are a real pain. They have 5800 HP and they can cast Burnstrike, Boom!
and Ba-Boom! Ba-Boom! will most certainly kill you at once. Use your Cancel
Effect moves to avoid this move. You must absolutely not allow them to cast
Ba-Boom or you're dead! Devils also have a physical attack that always has a
Cancel effect. Use your best moves.

So make sure you will not be back-attacked and recover your SP and MP after
battle if necessary. However, by equipping the Tight Suits all magic will be
nullified. Which means Burnstrike, Boom! and Ba-Boom! will have no effect on
you. This way it's actually simple to get through Raul Hills! Pay attention
though. By equipping the Tight Suits, all magic cast on your characters will be
reduced to 0. Meaning that even Healing Magic has no effect. Only the women,
Elena, Millenia and Tio are able to equip the Tight Suits.

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=Get the Items=
===============

From Cyrum Kingdom, go to Raul Hills. You'll see the introduction of this
side-dungeon. Move on and get on the boat. You're now at Raull Hills 2. Go
left and follow the path. You'll arrive at Raul Hills 1. You see the bridge
is broken. Go right and walk along the wall until you find a whole bunch of
equipment.

The Rusty Hoop, Dull Knife, Useless Staff and Zero Broadsword. Wow, so many
equipment and what use do they have? ...none. Now then, return to Raul
Hills 2. Follow the path and go straight on. Cross the bridge and you'll
find a savepoint on your left.

Now, just follow the path. You'll soon see that the road splits. Go to the right
and follow the path. You'll arrive at Raul Hills 1 again. But this place is MUCH
harder. This is the place where you'll encounter Devils! Think of equipping the
Tight Suits if you have them. White Apocalypse, Sky Dragon Slash, Howlnado, Zap
All and Crackling are all very effective attacks. It is also good to have the
initiative. Sneaking past a majority of Devils can easily be done with the right
timing. But make sure you don't get scared, run away and accidentally get a Back
Attack anyway.

Now, I'll try to tell you what path to follow in order to get all items. I will
tell you exactly how you must walk. When I say: first go left and then right.
Then go left, turn the camera before you so you can see Ryudo's back and then go
right. Understood? Good! Before I give directions, I will also give you a map I
was allowed to use by psycho_k41

Some path are blocked now in the maze, so to get the Fairy Egg you must go all
the way around. Just refer to this map for the item locations:

            _______________________________________________________________
           |                                                               |
           |                                    ___________     _______    |
           |   *   *       *    *     *    *   |           ++++|       |   |
           |           @    _______________    |               |       |   |
           |   *   *                     B ++++|   |                   |   |
           |    _______#####_______________++++|   |     @      _______|   |
           |   | C                         |   | A |             + +       |
          _|___|___________________     ___|   |___|+++ ___#####_+_+___    |
 exit! <-                  |           |   |           |   |           |   |

       <- _____________    |___________|   |    ___    |   |____       |   |
           |^^^|               |           |     G |   |               |   |
           |   |___________    |    ___    |_______|___|_______    ____|   |
           |               |       | E |                       |       #   |
           |               |    ___|   |___     ____________   |   ____#   |
           |+++|   @       |   |           |   |   |^^^|               |+++|
           |+++|___        |   |    _______|   |   |   |_______________|+++|
           |       |   @   |   |   |               |                       |
       S   |       |       |___|   |_______________|    _______     ___    |
 e    /    |   | D |   |       #####                   |           | X |   |
   ( + )   |   |___|   |_______     _______________    |___________|___|   |
    /    w |                       + F                 +           +       |
   N       |_______________________+___________________+___     ___+_______|
                                                           |   |
           ### : Stairs            +++ : Road block
           ^^^ : Path that goes      * : Pillar
                 under the bridge    @ : Large pillar

 Items:    A: Lore Of Magic    : Sp, +1000 MC
           B: Platinum Feather : Rg, Greatly increases IP, AA
           C: Energy Charm     : Ac, Cuts SP consumption by 25%
           D: Sonic Belt       : Ac, +40 ACT
           E: Demon Necklace   : Ac, Cuts MP consumption by 25%
           F: Astral Miracle   : Sp, Doubles SC earned after battle
           G: Soul Of A Hero   : Sp, Doubles EXP earned after battle
           X: Fairy Egg        : A mana egg

Cross the stairs that go over the water. Go right. Left, right, left, left,

right, right, left, go straight on. You'll now pass over stairs. Go right,

left, left. Go left here and get the Lore of Magic. Got the Lore of Magic?
Good. Turn around. Go right, right, left, over the stairs to the right. Go
left, right, left, left. Now, the second left. Walk straight on.

Here you see a lot of pillars. Walk a little more to the left and you'll
find small stairs. But don't walk over them yet. First go left and get
the Platinum Feather. Now go past the stairs. And go right. Get the Energy
Charm, turn around and walk straight on until you can go right. Go right
again and open the treasure chest with 1500 GP. Now go back past the stairs
to the place with the pillars. Off the stairs? Good, now go left, past the
pillars and go left again. You'll now walk on stairs again and go under the
bridge. Move on and go left. Here you'll find a fork. Go right. Now go
right again. Get the Sonic Belt after going right a couple of times. Go
back to the fork.

Now go left. And left again. You'll pass a little stairs. Get the Demon Necklace
here. Turn around. Go off the stairs and left! Go right twice and get the Astral
Miracle. Turn around and go left. Now go to the right. Can you see the big tower
already? Move on. Go the second right. And right again. Go up the big stairs and
you will get on the tower. You'll find the Fairy Egg!! Get off the tower and go
left twice. Now, walk on and go right. You will go down some stairs under a
bridge. Go left and left again to get Soul of a Hero. Okay folks, that's all.


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                              -03. Credits-
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         Jeff(CjayC)Veasey                         psycho_k41
       For having my FAQ posted              For letting me use his
            on Gamefaqs                         Raul Hills map

           Demooni                                GameArts
      For his great ASCII Art, info     Thank you for this great game!
    about the Tight Suits and Devils

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                                         (c) Copyright 2003 Ornitier