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Version: Final | Updated: 10/25/05 | Printable Version

CastleVania: Dawn of Sorrow Library FAQ

Copyright 2005-2006 Richard Buehler

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Purpose of FAQ:
This FAQ Lists out all the terms and definitions given to the user in the 
game when that term is used.  If somebody doesn't want to wait in the game 
to come across a term for it to show in their library, they can read all 
definitions and terms here.

Version: Final

Ok, this is the complete list of the library after completing the game on all
modes and difficulties.  Enjoy.

1. Dracula- Dracula Vlad Tepes
            The Vampire once feared as the dark lord.  Resurrected many times, 
            he waged a long and brutal war against the Belmont clan.  In 1999,  
            he was finally defeated for good, thus putting an end to his legacy 
            as Dark Lord.
2. Soma   - Soma Cruz
            The rebirth of Dracula, he has the ability to dominate the souls 
            of monsters and use their powers as his own.  A year ago, he
            learned that he was destined to become the dark lord.  However,
            he overcame the chaos that rage within and escaped the fate.

3. Mina   - Mina Hakuba
            Somea's lifelong friend and the sole daughter of the Hakuba Shrine's
            priest.  A year earlier, she and Soma had gotten trapped within
            Dracula's Castle, which in turn was sealed within a solar eclipse.
            While she has no special abilities, she is most trusted by Soma.

4. Julius - Julius Belmont
            A descendant of a clan of vampire hunters, he wields a genrations-
            old whip named "Vampire Killer."  He lost his memory when he 
            defeated Dracula in 1999, and only regained it during last year's 
            incident.  He now assists the Church in their undertakings.

5. Arikado- Genya Arikado
            A member of a top-secret Japanese government agency.  Shrouded
            in mystery, his true identity is known but to a handful of people.
            Although he is strikingly beautiful, his cold and detached
            demeanor makes him difficult to approach.

6. Alucard- Adrian Fahrenheit Tepes
            The son of Dracula and Genya Arikado's identity.  He took to sleep
            in 1476 after defeating his own father and awakened in 1797 to aid
            the Belmonts.  He has sealed his own power to prevent Dracula's
            return.  He hopes to stop Soma, who has Dracula's soul, from
            becoming the dark lord.

7. Yoko   - Yoko Belnades
            A witch belonging to the Church and an expert at secretly
            disposing of dark beings that threaten humans.  She is a 
            descendant of a clan that helped defeat dracula in 1476.
            She is friendly and nosy.  Long acquainted with the Hakubas,
            she is like an older sister to Mina.

8. Hammer - Now a merchant, he retired from the military because of last year's 
            incident.  While he looks rough and resolute, he is actually aimless
            and irresponsible.  He acts as an information broker through his 
            shady business connections.  He is hopelessly in love with Yoko.

9. The Battle of 1999 - The battle that permanently destroyed Dracula.
            Nostradamus's prediction of the King of Terror was for Dracula's
            resurrection.  However, the priest of the Hakuba Shrine sealed his
            castle within a solar eclipse, cutting Dracula's soul from his 
            power and thus freeing it from the chains of destiny.

10. The Cult- A religious cult headed by the priest Celia Fortner.
            Its formal name is "With Light."  It preaches that for God to be
            absolute good, there must be a being of absolute darkness.
            Rather than revering a dark lord, it believes in its presence, and
            reveres God out of fear of the dark lord.

11. Chrono Mage-  A monster that lurked within Dracula's Castle when it was 
            sealed inside the solar eclipse last year.  Possessing the ability 
            to control time, it had tried to impede Soma's progress.  It is 
            close friends with Zephyr.

12. Graham- Graham Jones
            A man who was conviced he was Dracula's heir.  He was born at the 
            same exact time as Dracula's downfall in 1999.  He was defeated by 
            Soma in Dracula's Castle last year.  It was his failed attempt, 
            however, that gave Celia the idea of created a new dark lord.

13. The Power of Dominance -  Soma Cruz's ability which lets him absorb the 
            souls of monsters he had defeated and use their powers as his own.
            The so-called Tactical souls come in four types:  Ability, Bullet,
            Guardian, and Enchant, each with different attributes.

14. The Dark Lord's Candidates -  Humans who were born at the same time as 
            Dracula's downfall.  Imbued with a powerful, dark enrgy released by 
            Dracula upon his death, they possess supernatural abilities.  For 
            that reason, they are often feared and loathed by ordinary people.

15. Last Year's Battle - As had been predicted, in 2035, Dracula's Castle 
            emerged from a solar eclipse in Japan.  Its dark appeal lured humans
            to serve as its keeper.  Soma defeated Graham Jones, who had 
            believed hiumself to be the Castle's heir, but then realized he 
            himself was the heir. He was saved only by his friends' efforts. 

16. Bullet Souls - A type of Tactical Soul that is red in color.
            Use magic power to execute projectile-type spells.  These spells
            are most effective against monsters that are tough to beat with 
            weapons Press Up on the +Control Pad and (A) to execute the selected

17. Guardian Souls - A type of Tactical Soul that is blue in color.
            They contain spells that steadily consume magic power while in 
            effect.  There are two kinds, those that go into effect while the
            (R) button is pressed, and those that are switched on and off
            by using the (R) button.

18. Enchant Souls - A type of Tactical Soul that is yellow in color.
            The contain spells that come into effect while they are
            equipped.  They do not require magic power-- they only need to be
            equipped to work.  They are primarily used as status boosters
            rather than providing attack skills.

19. Ability Souls - A type of Tactical Soul that is silver in color.
            They take effect just by having them in possession, and do not
            consumer magic power.  Many of them are for aiding movement,
            such as the back Dash.  Some are triggered using the (L) button.

20. Doppelganger (Soul) - An ability type soul that enables the switching of two
            kinds of equipment by pressing (X) button.  The two pieces of
            equipment are identified as "A" and "B" on the gauge at the top of 
            the screen.  By respectively assigning equipment for movement and
            fighting, progress can be made more smoothly.

21. Doppelganger - A monster that cleverly mimics people to strike down
            unsuspecting victims.  Celia used this monster to create a fake
            Mina in an effort to awaken the dark lord within Soma.  Her 
            treachery was thwarted, albeit Just barely, by the actions of

22. Vampire Killer - A whip that destroys all that is associated with the dark
            creatures of the night.  As a result of an ancient blood pact, it
            can only be used by a Belmont.  Its power was temporarily weakened
            last year when Soma broke free of his destiny as the dark lord.
            However, its potent power has not been entirely lost.

23. Dracula's Castle - The symbol of Dracula's dark power, its appearance 
            coincides with Dracula's resurrection.  The priest of the Hakuba 
            Shrine sealed it in a solar eclipse in 1999.  Then, during the
            solar eclipse of 2035, it sought a new master, but failed.  Now,
            its dark power awaits the rise of a new dark lord...


Library FAQS

1.  What is the purpose of the library?
            To let the user/gamer to know some of the terms and their
            meanings that are used throughout the game.

2.  How do i complete my library?
            Your library is automatically built by the game as you progress
            through the game.  Once you have completed the game, you will have
            an complete library.

3.  How do i access my library?
            While in game, Hit Start and from the menu in the lower-left
            scroll down to library and select it.

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