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    ASCII thanks to Atom Edge, with my incredible modifications of changing the 
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    | Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow      |
    | For the Nintendo DS              |
    | FAQ/Walkthrough                  |
    | By T. Jackson                    |
    | Started     : 7/18/06            |
    | Finished    : N/A                |
    | Last Updated: 11/23/06           |
    | Version 0.4                      |
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    This guide was composed in Metapad.  It's best viewed with 1024x768 resolution, 
    Courier New font, and your browser's small text setting.  Yarr.
    
    Table of Contents:
    
    I. Introduction
         1.01: Table of Contents
         1.02: Introduction
    II. Soma Basics
         2.01: Story
         2.02: Characters
         2.03: Controls
         2.04: Souls
         2.05: Status Effects
    III. Walkthrough - Soma Cruz
    IV. Appendices
         4.01: Bosses
         4.02: Bestiary/Souls
         4.03: Weapons 
         4.04: Armor
         4.05: Accesories 
         4.06: Items 
         4.07: Shop List/Soul Synthesis
         4.08: Boss Rush Mode
         4.09: FAQ
         4.10: Secrets
         4.11: Endings
    V. Last Words
         5.01: Copyright Information
         5.02: Revision History
         5.03: Contact Information
         5.04: Credits
         5.05: Boo!
    
    If you need to find anything, press CTRL + F and type in the numerical code of 
    the section in question (e.g., if you're looking for the story, type 2.01).
    
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                                    I. Introduction
    
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    Look up.
    
    Ugh.  People.
    
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    Hey hey, and welcome to this guide for the latest (as of this writing) 
    installment of Castlevania.  I don't get to say that much, being the sweet old 
    school writer that I am.  This is my first game for the DS, the first full 
    fledged guide I've written in awhile, and the first game since this game's 
    sequel for which I've written a guide without doing a few important things 
    first (e.g., writing the introduction, playing the game, etc.).
    
    So this'll be entertaining.  And I hope this guide entertains you - there are a 
    few attempts at humor and song references in here, just because that's my 
    style.  Good luck with the game, though.
    
    Also, there be spoilers ahead for all Castlevania games, so read at your own 
    risk!
    
    Especially if you're playing the sequel here without first playing the prequel!
    
    --Trace
    
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                                    II. Soma Basics
    
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    This is the first game in forever where it has an instruction manual sans a 
    story.  While there is a pretty good summation of the story at the beginning of 
    the game, take this as a remedy for your nescience - a summary by me.  Hah, 
    there's none better.
    
    Count Dracula.  We all pretty much have a good idea of who he is (or at least 
    his fictional version), if only because of our dad's terrible impersonations, 
    which we're subjected to every Halloween, shortly before the low-flying witches 
    crack.  Or maybe that's just me.  Anyway, he's a persistant one, haunting the 
    Belmont family for generations - from the Middle Ages to 1999 (Chrono Triggers 
    era, what what!).  The premise is that, as a supernatural being, he can't 
    really die.  Instead, he ressurects himself every century, or some other being 
    (e.g., Shaft) ressurects him.  He has had a number of foes over the aeons - the 
    Belmonts, other random families, and even Alucard, his own son.  Why does he 
    revive?  Because otherwise the franchise would end.
    
    In 1999, during the apocalypse (COME ON PEOPLE), a man named Julius Belmont 
    fought the Count and defeated him; however, to completely eradicate the Prince 
    of Wallachia, Julius sealed Dracula's castle - Castlevania - in the solar 
    eclipse that occurred in 1999.  This truly did defeat the Count - no convenient 
    plot devices.  The deux ex machina to save him, however, was that someone had 
    to inherit his power.  It's a religious theory that's expounded upon in this 
    game - for God to be the ultimate good, there must be an ultimate evil, and 
    since you've fought the Devil himself as one of Drac's underlings, Dracula must 
    be said evil.  There were three candidates who could inherit his powers, two of 
    whom are introduced in this game.  They could do so because they were born at 
    the moment of Dracula's demise.  What luck!
    
    The third is Soma Cruz, the Scientologist (hah!) whom you play in this game.  
    You played as him in the prequel to this game (while Castlevania is a series, 
    few games are direct sequels.  There are three true sets of sequels - 
    Castlevania I and II, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Castlevania: Symphony of 
    the Night, and this set: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Castlevania: Dawn of 
    Sorrow), when you found out that Soma inherited Dracula's powers.  Well now you 
    have to fight to keep those powers.  Woohoo!
    
    And that's the premise of this game: there are two people, Dario and Dmitrii, 
    who at the behest of the priestess of a cult, Celia Fortner, want to become 
    Dracula by killing off Soma.  You've gotta take those two out and meet up with 
    Celia at the top of the cult's base - right where Dracula would be.
    
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    These will be listed in order of appearance.
    
    Allies
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    Soma Cruz
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    He who inherited Dracula's power in 2035, the last time you played.  He's a 
    headstrong youth who wants to save his friends.  The typical RPG hero.
    
    Mina Hakuba
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    She is one of Soma's best friends, his raizon d'etre, and just the normal 
    damsel in distress and chief motivator of Soma.  The typical RPG supporting 
    lady.
    
    Genya Arikado
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    He's a really mysterious fellow who seems to know a lot about stuff he probably 
    shouldn't know about.  He may be the secret identity of someone!  Uh oh!  
    Enigmatic, helpful, and always there when you need him (and only when you need 
    him).  The typical RPG supporting enigma.
    
    Hammer
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    Can't touch this!  This former army soldier decided, in the last game, that 
    killing people needed to take a backseat to the American Dream, so now he has a 
    shop.  He's got a major crush on Yoko.
    
    Yoko Belnades
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    The descendent of Sypha Belnades, who fought alongside Trevor Belmont in 
    Castlevania III, she offers information and weapon synthesis.  She's a witch 
    who works for the church.  As opposed to a witch who gets burned by the church.
    
    Julius Belmont
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    The guy who sealed Dracula away in 2035, he's a strong vampire hunter who seems 
    to really want to kill Soma, despite being his friend, as seen by Julius' 
    greeting at the beginning of the game.  Not the nicest guy.  He lost his memory 
    in the last game, but he was nicer then.
    
    Not So Much Allies
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    Celia Fortner
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    She's a priestess of a religious cult.  Yeah, that was pretty obvious.  She 
    wants to revive the Dark Lord because according to her, for God to be truly 
    good, there must be an ultimate evil.  Of course, you'd think that the ultimate 
    evil would have to manifest itself.  Additionally, if she thinks we need an 
    ultimate evil, she clearly has not met Brittany Spears.
    
    Dmitrii Blinov
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    One of the potential successor to the Count, he's a reserved Russian who's not 
    drunk.  He can absorb souls and abilities like Soma.  He's cool.
    
    Dario Bossi
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    Unlike Dario, who's a fiery (hence his control of fire) jerk.  He's the other 
    successor to Dracula.
    
    Other
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    Konami Man
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    !!
    
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    Basic Controls
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    | Button |                Function                 |
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    | A      | Special attack*, confirm (menu)         |
    | B      | Jump, cancel (menu)                     |
    | Y      | Attack                                  |
    | X      | Switch equipment**                      |
    | L      | Dash backwards                          |
    | R      | Use Guardian soul                       |
    | Up     | Activate warp, epitomize You're So Vain | - Seriously.  Look at him
    | Down   | Duck                                    |
    | Left   | Move left                               |
    | Right  | Move right                              |
    | Start  | Go to menu                              |
    | Select | Change screens***                       |
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    *This varies from weapon to weapon and costs MP.  See the weapons section for
     more.
    **You need to acquire the Doppleganger soul from the Garden of Madness first.
      I got into more explanation there (CTRL + F Doppleganger if that's what 
      you're here for)
    ***For an explanation of the screens, check the Menu section (2.05).  This
       changes the displayed screen on the top screen of the DS.
    
    Complex Controls
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    B + B    -> Double jump (note: you need the Malphas soul)
    Down + B -> Slide.  You can damage enemies with the slide too.
                You can also drop through narrow floors with this.
                If you do this after you've gotten the Malphas soul, you can jump
                kick (though obviously you must be in mid-air to do so)
    Up + Y   -> Use Bullet Soul
    
    Touch Screen Controls
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    -After you get the Balore soul, touch ice to break it.
    -You can order a familiar to attack an enemy with the touch screen (simply
      touch the enemy).
    -You draw the Magic Seals by connecting the dots in the given order.
    
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    For a full listing of the souls, see 5.02; this section is designed to give you 
    a primer on how to use souls, hence its inclusion in the Basics section.  See, 
    this works.
    
    There are four types of souls:
    
    1.) Bullet Soul   - These are the equivalent of subweapons, only more
        -----------     permanent. Up + Y activates these.  For the most part,
                        they're the Use kind (read on for more information).  These
                        are primarily for attacking.  These are red souls.
    
    2.) Guardian Soul - These are usually helping souls, hence the name.  Hold R to
        -------------   activate them.  They're usually familiars of the Time kind
                        who serve as backup, but the basic premise is that these
                        aren't used for direct attack, for the most part; if they
                        cause damage at all, it's either in the form of a familiar
                        (e.g., Great Armor) or in the the best defense is a good
                        offense way (e.g., Armor Knight).  These are blue souls.
    
    3.) Enchant Soul  - The yellow soul doesn't attack.  These generally give you
        ------------    some sort of stat boost (e.g., increased strength) or some
                        other ability that's useful but not damaging (e.g., the
                        Ghoul soul lets you eat poisoned food).  These don't take
                        up any MP.
    
    4.) Ability Soul  - The final kind of soul also doesn't take up MP.  The
        ------------    controls vary, but the game generally tells you what to do.
                        These are the only souls you need, for the most part, to
                        advance, as these let you do things like double jump.
    
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    There are two:
    
    Poison: You lose all of your attack bonus that's attributable to STR and all
            of your INT bonus.  So basically, you do less damage with your attacks.
    Curse : You lose all of your MP.
    
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                             III. Walkthrough - Soma Cruz
    
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    First off, a few notes:
    
    1.) Soul equipping is really up to you because I don't know what souls you
        have.  Play around with them.  There are some souls I'll really suggest you
        get, in which case, you should probably get them.  You know.  Because I'm
        not just wasting my breath- er, typing here.
    2.) Unlike other games, you don't necessarily want to sell your old equipment
        because it could be used in synthesis; that said, anytime you get any
        equipment, equip it if it helps your stats (if you pick up something that
        an enemy drops, obviously I can't remind you to equip it).
    3.) Break every single candle/light source you see.
    4.) Think like Doctor Who - "What do monsters have nightmares about?" "Me -
        hah!"
    5.) Due to the nature of weapon acquiring in this game (aside from the finds,
        you have to synthesize to get good weapons), I can't really recommend what
        to equip, as I don't know what souls you get.  I personally prefer the
        Great Sword line of swords - they give you the best bang for your buck.
        Others might prefer a different style.  All I can say is go for it!
        Experiment!  The one thing that I caution you about is don't synthesize
        with the souls of bosses until you have 100% soul collection rate and
        acquire the Chaos Ring (once you've got that, at the end of the game, you
        can forge your Valmanways and your Death's Scythes).  I do recommend,
        however, for the purposes of this walkthrough, that no matter what weapon
        branch you use, keep a good arcing weapon (something from the Great Sword
        or Axe line).  I use the Great Sword stuff myself, but just having an
        arcing weapon is very useful, even if it's not your primary weapon.
    
    After the intro, you'll be plunged directly into a fight.  En medias res 
    indeed.  No bones about it, though (ha!), this is a very easy fight.  Genya 
    Arikado graces you with a Knife.  Smack the Skeleton twice with it to gain his 
    soul.  After a short explanation on how to use the soul, an Armor Knight 
    teleports in.  Use your newfound soul (Up + Y, if you're confused) twice to 
    take him out (should he launch his spear, simply jump over it).  You'll be 
    treated to a short explanation on hos to use Guardian souls.  Now a Golem will 
    appear!  As with the last foe, use your newfound soul to help - throw bones at 
    the Golem, and when he gets near, press and hold R to activate the Armor Knight 
    soul to help save your soul.  You'll then get the Golem soul (later on, you'll 
    wish the souls came this easily; for now, they've got the neighborhood tricycle 
    feel, if you know what I mean).  The explanation ensues, followed by a little 
    more exposition.  The end result is that Ms. Fortner has a very annoying laugh.
    
    Some more story occurs (note the map on the top screen) - and just as a side 
    note, poor Hammer looks so dejected when you tell him Yoko's not coming!  Now 
    would be a good time to tell you what conditions you're in now.  Right now, 
    you've got no equipment aside from the Knife Arikado gave you, your clothes, 
    and the souls you just received.  You have three Potions, and there are some 
    pretty sweet terms in the Library in the menu.  Other than that?  Nothing.  
    Good luck!  Head right to get to...
    
    The Lost Village
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    When you enter this screen, you'll see a Skeleton and possibly a Bat.  The Bats 
    spawn infinitely, so now might not be a bad time to get their soul (get three 
    to level it up completely, but you don't have to do this just yet).  It also 
    couldn't hurt to get more Skeleton souls either (or Skelesouls, as I like to 
    call them), but don't spend a ton of time on this, as it gets old fast.  Cross 
    the suspension bridge, and head to the next screen.
    
    On this next screen, note the lamp to the right.  You can destroy this lamp for 
    an item.  Make sure you destroy all lamps, candles, enemies, etc. throughout 
    the game.  As you continue, there is a freaking HUGE Peeping Eye.  This 
    seriously scared me.  Take him out (don't worry about getting its soul - it's 
    rare; it can wait).  Head to the next room.
    
    Pick up the Short Sword here, and make sure you equip it (as it does no good 
    otherwise).  Drop down and head right to grab a Potion and, in the next room, 
    save your game (these rooms, in addition to saving your game, could save your 
    life inasmuch as they heal you, so use these often, even if you don't wanna 
    save!).  Once saved, climb back up the platforms (ignore the door to the left; 
    we'll explore it later), and head out to the right.
    
    This next room introduces some more baddies.  First up is the Warg, which you 
    SotN veterans will recognize.  Deliver three quick sword swipes to him to 
    finish him off.  There are also an unlimited number of Zombies spawning, who 
    take a minimal amount of effort to kill.  Finally, there's the Axe Armor, who 
    is a large piece of armor that throws axes.  He'll throw them in two ways: 
    either at a higher elevation or at a lower.  If it's the higher elevation, duck 
    under the axe, smack him a few times, and duck under it again.  If it's a lower 
    axe, leap over said axe, attack him, and jump over the axe again (the Armor 
    Knight soul is very useful here).  I _really_ recommend getting the Axe Armor's 
    soul, as it's the equivalent of previous games' Axe subweapon (and it's very 
    useful on the upcoming boss), though the Warg soul, if properly used, is very 
    useful.  Once you've cleaned out this screen satisfactorily, head to the next 
    room.
    
    You meet up with Yoko (yay for Hammer!  You can't touch this, but she sure 
    can!) and Julius.  The latter delivers the best ally-to-ally greeting in video 
    game history.  After another little exchange (Yoko's facial expression rocks,  
    you get the Magic Seal 1.  After practicing it, you have to escort Yoko 
    somewhere.  Backtrack the way you came (killing a few Zombies just for the 
    sadistic pleasure of watching their heads fall off).  When you reach the screen 
    where you got the Short Sword, drop down to the funky door from earlier.  Yoko 
    will explain that you'll need a Magic Seal to finish off the upcoming monster.  
    Oh snap!
    
    You'll enter the door automatically; however, if Yoko's incredibly subtle hint 
    didn't tell you this, you've got a boss coming up.  It's smart to have the 
    stylus ready, as when you defeat the boss, you have to draw the magic seal 
    relatively quickly, and you don't want to struggle with getting the stylus out, 
    risking having to fight the big guy again.
    
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                                  BOSS: FLYING ARMOR
    
    First real boss fight time!  Flying Armor is a floating creature with two 
    hovering swords.  These swords act as a sort of barrier, such that it's 
    difficult for you to get close to him.  Watch for the tips of the sword - when 
    they flash, the swords are about to attack you.  They do this in one of two 
    ways - if the swords are both facing you (they're normally facing down), then 
    when they flash, their positions will be locked in, and they'll fire straight 
    in the direction they're pointed in, meaning don't be in their way.  If the 
    swords are pointed diagonally up in either direction, they'll circle around and 
    try to squish you; jump over them to avoid the piercing blow.  This is the 
    easier of the two to dodge.  Now, if you don't have the Axe Armor soul, this is 
    the time to attack, as he's defenseless for the moment.  Beat up on him until 
    the swords come back, rinse, and repeat.  His only other attack is floating 
    around, which isn't so much an attack, per se, as much as a horrible video game 
    cliche (i.e., the "touch of death") at its finest.
    
    If you have it, though, now's the time to use the Axe Armor soul.  It makes the 
    fight loads easier - you can just make a slight hop, regardless of where the 
    swords are (unless the swords are, you know, inside of you), toss an axe, cause 
    damage (as each axe will not only hit for a fair amount of damage, but it'll 
    also hit multiple times), and repeat.  Just make sure to watch out for the 
    sword attacks, and resort to the earlier strategy when your MP runs low.
    
    If your HP falls below a certain level (i.e., how much HP each of the Flying 
    Armor's attacks take away from you), remember that you do have three Potions, 
    so feel free to use one.
    
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    For your troubles, you get the Flying Armor soul, which "reduces the speed of 
    falling."  This is the same thing it did in Aria of Sorrow, only you have to 
    fight for it (I'm glad we didn't last time!).  After the exchange with Yoko, 
    grab the oversized orb to replenish your HP/MP.  Before you do anything else, 
    go two rooms to the right and save!  Return to the boss room, and then head 
    through the left door.
    
    Hah, there seems to be potential for another Flying Armor in here.  Check out 
    the mantel.  Anyway, drop down one step, and jump for the platform on the left 
    side of the room, using the Flying Armor soul to get you over there.  Grab the 
    Claymore, and head to the next room.
    
    Hop to the left to grab the aptly named Spear, though statistically and 
    practically speaking, I find the Claymore to be better.  Drop to the platform 
    to your right, and fall through that platform.  Take out the Armor Knight to 
    your left, and enter the room he was guarding.
    
    In here, take out the Ouija Table (its soul is useful if you get it - you can 
    recover HP by sitting in chairs.  Don't bother equipping it unless there's a 
    chair nearby, though).  Grab the Mace to the left of the deceased dinnertable, 
    and continue left.  Drop through the platforms.  To your left is a save point; 
    to the right, $1000.  Make use of both, and head through the right door.  Drop 
    down to the bottom of this room, and go through the left door to reunite with 
    Yoko.  She'll explain the art of synthesis to you.  See the weapons guide later 
    in the FAQ for more information on this.  You can synthesize weapons here 
    depending on what souls you have.  I advise that if you want to perform a 
    synthesis, make sure you have multiple copies of the soul you're using so that 
    you don't permanently lose it.
    
    You're welcome to make these if you want; however, it's not required by any 
    stretch.  Just make sure to have multiple copies of the soul you're using.  If 
    you need a reminder as to where to find enemies, either check the bestiary, or 
    I'll tell you now - you can find Armor Knights in the previous room.  The Wargs 
    and Axe Armors are a few rooms back.  While the Cutlass isn't too great now, if 
    you can get another Warg soul and make a Falchion, that would rock.
    
    There's one thing about this I can't stress enough, though - Whatever you do, 
    until you have 100% of all souls, never ever _EVER_ use a boss soul.  You can't 
    get them back.  I don't care how useless it is.  I don't care if it hurts you.  
    Don't use it until you have 100% soul collection.
    
    When you're done, trot across the way to Hammer's shop.  I recommend buying the 
    Castle Map 1 and whatever else you can afford.  Look in the Items section to 
    see what the UMA News says, so don't worry about buying that.  I also bought 
    the Gym Clothes, and the Scarf.  Equip it all.  Now, if you're low on money, 
    there's a cheap way of fixing that.  Credit for this goes to FairEmma.  Buy 
    some Brass Knuckles, and go find some Zombies (this is not a hard task, 
    unfortunately).  Synthesize the Brass Knuckles and the Zombie Soul to get a 
    Cestus.  Sell the Cestus to make a serious profit.
    
    Return to the center room.  Hop on the hippie van, and hop up a few levels 
    until you can go right.  Go right when you can.  Make sure you collet the $1000 
    bag as you move through this next room (side note: you can destroy the chairs 
    in a variety of ways.  This looks cool), and head out through the door at the 
    bottom.
    
    You're greeted with a funky sight in this next area: a skull in a cyclone (a 
    Spin Devil).  Wizard of Oz jokes aside, use a Bullet Soul to take him out.  
    Kill off the Skeleton, and grab the Potion on the right side of this platform.  
    Drop to the bottom of the room, and head right through the next two rooms to 
    find a Cape, which isn't as good as the Scarf from Hammer's place, but 
    whatever.  Backtrack to the larger room.  Once back in here, climb up to thje 
    top left corner.  Use the Flying Armor soul to cross the gap, look at Celia 
    Fortner's ugly mug + cleavage, and head through the door.
    
    Kill off the Student Witch (such an adorable kitty!), and make your way through 
    the rest of the room, killing the other two Student Witches.  Exit through the 
    top right corner.  Make your way through the small hallway, and in the next 
    room, you'll find a gate impeding your progress.  Such inconvenient things, 
    gates.  If you attack the switch next to it, the water behind the gate will 
    drain, and the gate will open.
    
    This actually drains the moat of the castle, which is where you are now.  Take 
    care of the Spin Devil, and head straight across the way to finally enter a new 
    area!
    
    Wizardry Lab
    ------------
    
    In your first room, you're greeted with a neverending spawning of Ghosts.  
    Woohoo!  Deal with them as best as you can as you drop down through the 
    entrance room.  You'll reach a small landing after a little while.  Grab the 
    Mind Up from the left side (the room behind the Mind Up is a save point), and 
    then head through the right door.
    
    You'll now confront a Bomber Armor.  Take care of it (when it lobs a bomb, just 
    make sure you're out of the way of the explosion!), and continue on.  When you 
    see the Slime, just kill it before it slowly crawls at you.  Hop across the gap 
    to get a Blunt Sword (just what I always wanted!), and continue down through 
    the room.  At the bottom right corner, you'll see a treasure chest.  Smack it 
    open with your weapon, and then backtrack to the previous room.  Continue your 
    descent downwards to the door at the bottom, and then make use of said door.
    
    I find it useful to slide (down + B) through this row of Skeletons and the 
    Skull Archer.  The rest of this room is nothing you've never seen before 
    (although if you hit the Student Witch when she tries to fly, she falls, and it 
    looks so sad), so continue through the room.  In the next room, drop down a few 
    levels, and take the first right that you can (though it may be advisable, 
    before you take this right, to go to the bottom of the shaft, take a left, and 
    grab the Scarf, if you don't have one).  There be Manticores in this room - the 
    head of a lion, the tail of a scorpion.  Watch out for the tail as you destroy 
    them.  Also, note the eyes in the painting!  Ahh!  Go all the way right, and in 
    the next room, take your first right to find a warp room.  The game will 
    explain the concept.  Warp up to the Lost Village real fast (press up, and then 
    press left to get there).
    
    The Lost Village
    ----------------
    
    If you were paying attention to the map earlier, you noticed you couldn't get 
    to the room you're at now.  But now you can, so it's all good.  Anyway, it puts 
    you out by a save point, Yoko, and Hammer.  Make use of them if you want, and 
    then teleport back to the Wizardry Lab.
    
    Wizardry Lab
    ------------
    
    Once back in the Wizardry Lab, return to the room before the warp chamber, drop 
    to the bottom, and head right.  Go through this next room (your goal is the 
    bottom left corner), which has two new enemies: a Slaughterer and The Creature.
    The Slaughterer is by far the easier of thw two.  It's a giant pig thing that 
    hops around and shoots fireballs in an arc.  Dodge the fireballs as you attack 
    him, and he'll die quickly.  The Creature - Frankenstein's Monster - is 
    substantially harder.  He'll be energized with lightning, stumble over to you, 
    and smack you really really hard.  If he's energized, when he sees you, he'll 
    stumble really fast, making it difficult to get out of the way.  You want to 
    attack him from afar - in here, you can lure him to the right side of his 
    level, hop up to the level above him, and get him with the Axe Armor soul.  His 
    soul is useful (you restore one HP/second) but difficult to obtain, so do so at 
    your own risk.  Anyway, once you've cleaned out this room, head out through the 
    bottom left corner.
    
    Drop down through this room and take the bottom right door.  After a nice 
    little cutscene, you can continue through the room.  In the next room, go 
    through the bottom right door to find a save point.  Uh oh!  Go left to 
    encounter...
    
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                                     BOSS: BALORE
    
    A beam suddenly cuts through the ice!  Go through the ice to find Balore 
    himself.  Balore has two basic attacks, and the safest place to evade both of 
    them is right in between his hands.  His most obvious attack is a GIANT laser 
    beam that comes out of his eye.  There'll be a dead giveaway when he's about to 
    use this attack - you'll see him charge it.  When you see it, immediately duck 
    to avoid the beam.  His other attack is to punch with one of his fists.  You 
    can avoid all of these if you're positioned where I told you to be.  When he 
    brings his fist close to him, though, jump on it (and then jump off when the 
    coast is clear) to avoid being hit by it.
    
    The easiest way to take him out is with a weapon with a sweeping motion, like 
    the Axe.  Simply jump, use it, and repeat until Balore is no more!
    
    <----------------------------------------------------------------------------->
    
    Take the orb and head right to find an ice wall.  Use your new soul and your 
    stylus to clear away the ice (just press an ice cube to make it go away.  This 
    would be inefficient, so run your stylus around the screen like a crazy man).  
    Make sure to save your game!
    
    Now we've got some backtracking to do.  Use your map to help you with this - 
    you want to get to the first room of the Wizardry Lab (on the map, it's the 
    room touching the closest save point to your current location, excluding the 
    save point you just used).  You can either go through all those halls again (go 
    an alternate route to increase map percentage), or you can go to the warp room, 
    warp to The Lost Village, and make your way to the moat (where you saw Julius), 
    drop into where the water used to be, and take the door.  Either way, get to 
    the top of the first room, and head through the top right door.
    
    In here, you'll see some ice.  Before you go and destroy it all, look at what's 
    behind the ice - a pillar.  You need to get over this pillar, so destroy the 
    ice like this:
    
    o--------------o o----o------------------------o
    |      xxxxxx  | |Key |                        |
    |      xxxxxx  | |----o                        |
    |      xxxxxx  | | - - Stairs                  |
    |      xxxxxx  | | o - Don't destroy this ice  |
    |      ooooooP | | x - Destroy this ice        |
    | J    ooooooP | | P - Pillar                  |
    |--    ooooooP | | J - Jump from here          |
    |  --  ooooooP | o-----------------------------o
    o--------------o
    
    Jupm from the stairs, and invoke the use of the Flying Armor soul to land on 
    the ice.  This gives you an easy way of getting over the pillar.  With the next 
    bit of ice, destroy all the ice but the bottom level, and on the next set, 
    destroy only the top three layers of ice by giving it the cold (ha!) shoulder 
    with the stylus.  Continue with this pattern (of destroying all the ice except 
    those which are level with the pillar).  There's one tricky one, where the 
    pillar extends from the ceiling, so you have to go under it, but then there's 
    no apparent way to overcome the next pillar.  Do the easy thing, then, and make 
    a staircase out of the ice to get over the pillar.
    
    In this next room, destroy all the ice to get to the bottom.  Head left to grab 
    a Combat Knife (woo hoo!), and then go back into the other room.  It seems hard 
    to get back up, but you essentially have to use the staircase strategy again.  
    Destroy the set of 16 ice blocks (4x4) closest to you except for the ice in the 
    bottom right corner in this fashion:
    
                     o----o-----------------o
    o--------------o |Key |                 |
    |XXXXoooooooooo| |----o                 |
    |XXXXoooooooooo| | X - Destroy this ice |
    |XXXXoooooooooo| | o - Don't            |
    |XXXooooooooooo| | D - Door             |
    |          oooo| | - Stairs             |
    D              | o----------------------o
    D              |
    |--            |
    |----          |
    o--------------o
    
    Jump to the lone remaining ice block, and create a staircase of ice to get back 
    to the top.  Now backtrack all the way back to the main room.  Drop down to the 
    bottom of this shaft (giving the Ghosts the shaft while you're at it), and take 
    the door there.  Make your way through this room, and when you come out at the 
    shaft (there are certainly quite a lot of these) on the other side, drop down 
    and take the first door on the right.  Once you've made your way through the 
    Manicore-infested room with the creepy painting, make your way up through the 
    shaft (note: this shaft has a warp room.  If you haven't already done so, it 
    may be a good time to return to The Lost Village and drop by the shop; I 
    _highly_ recommend getting the Castle Map 2), and head to the top-right door.  
    Head through the next room (it's nothing new; however, if you're using the Axe, 
    you can destroy enemies above you by jumping and swinging)) to emerge at a new 
    room at the top-right corner.
    
    If you have an uncontrollable urge for an Armor Knight soul - which is 
    understandable, considering you got it at the beginning of the game - this is 
    the place.  Ignore the first set of ice, but as you go through the room, 
    destroy all the rest of the ice.  Run back to the start of the room, jump on 
    the ice block you spared, and use that to get to the platform.  Ride it - and 
    duck while you're riding it to evade a very inconvenient pillar, hop off and 
    head two rooms to the right to reach...
    
    Garden of Madness
    -----------------
    
    This room has two new enemies: the Une and the Skelerang.  The Une is very 
    easy; just attack it without doing something funny like running over it.  As 
    for the Skelerang, it can, as the more astute among you may derive from its 
    name, throw a boomerang.  Dodge them as you destroy the Skelerangs.  That's 
    really all there is to this room.  There's a save point halfway up.  Save, 
    climb to the top, and head left.
    
    This next room has the huge Treant enemy.  Aside from the obvious pun in its 
    name, it's got a nice mythology reference.  Anyway, dodge its kicks as you 
    attack.  Once it's destroyed, grab the Magic Seal 2.  Awesome!  Hop up to the 
    next room.  Take your first left to activate the warp room, and then continue 
    up through the previous room.  There's a new foe here, a Corpseweed, but it's 
    the same concept as an Une only bigger (because a head sprouts).
    
    In the next room, head right, and grab the Breastplate from atop the ledge 
    (instead of jumping and getting it by using your video game magic to go through 
    the pillar, hop on the junk as a stepping stone to that ledge, as we're going 
    up).  Hop onto the next ledge, and go up one more time to find a Skeleton Ape.  
    This is a Skeleton wielding bad posture and a barrel (this is a Donkey Kong 
    reference, kids).  Take him out (jump over the barrel Mario style if you need 
    to), and head to the next room.
    
    A Cateoblepas awaits you here.  They've got stone breath, so watch out!  Take 
    it out from the doorway (it helps if you use an Axe or something that attacks 
    in an arc), hop up to the top of the room, and go right.  In the next room, 
    dodge the barrel that the Skeleton Ape will throw at you almost immediately 
    upon your entrance, kill it, and hop over to the next ledge.  Break the lantern 
    to get the Doppelganger soul.
    
    Now for a word of explanation on this puppy.  You'd think a soul with that 
    title would be interesting, possibly allowing you to, you know, doppelgang 
    someone (that sounds nasty; it means to look like them, just to clarify).  No, 
    this gives you the ability to alternate between sets of equipment and souls.  
    Go to your Equipment menu.  You'll see an A and a B in the heading.  Press X to 
    switch between them.  The game recommends you have a travelling and a fighting 
    set, but you probably don't have good enough souls for that.  Keep this in mind 
    while equipping - just because you use it on one set doesn't preclude you from 
    using it in another.  For instance, if you have one Warg soul, and it's in your 
    A soul set, you can still use it in your B soul set.
    
    Here's what I'd do: for now, have a short range and a long range set.  Have A 
    be your go-to equipment/souls; these are what you already use.  For B, 
    concentrate on defense - use your longer reaching bullet souls (e.g., the 
    summons), and for your equipment, beef up on defense and/or luck, or some other 
    stat.  When necessary, you can do a quick swap.  This soul will come in handy 
    later, or so I hope.  This is also good for soul combos (e.g., in this very 
    room, you can get a Skeleton Farmer soul at the bottom, which enhances the 
    power of plant souls, and a Mandragora soul, which is already a really strong 
    soul.  If you keep both of these together in a soul set, you can hit for 
    massive damage.
    
    As I mentioned in the last paragraph, it'd be a good idea to drop to the bottom 
    of the screen and acquaint yourself with the Skeleton Farmer.  He throws out 
    five seeds: four Unes and one Mandragora.  The Unes are harmless, but if you're 
    in the Mandragora's range (it pops out of the ground and explodes), it'll hurt.
    Oddly enough, the background influences his seed throws - he can't throw into 
    pillars.  You really want the Mandragora, and having the Skeleton Farmer is 
    nice too.
    
    Once you're done, head back to the previous room.  If you want some money and a 
    new weapon (which you may not use), climb to the top of the shaft and head 
    left.  Make your way through this room (there is a new enemy - Rycuda - which 
    is a weak lightning shooting bird.  Make sure to get its soul).  Take them out, 
    drop through the floor, kill the Catoblepas, and go left to find a treasure 
    chest.  Destroy it for some money, grab the Fleuret from the ledge, and head 
    back to the shaft.  Go through the top right door, cross this room to the top 
    right door here, and head through there.
    
    This shaft contains nothing new, so go through it and exit at the bottom.  
    Dodge the Skeleton Ape's barrel, and drop to the bottom of this room, go right, 
    and drop through the floor.  Descend through this room until you reach a gold 
    door marked 777.  These are the last three digits you need your money value to 
    be.  There's a light right outside of the door.  Break it, grab money, drop 
    through the floor, come back up, and repeat.  Do this until you reach 777 (to 
    help you out, blue = $1, brown = $10, grey = $50).  Enter the room and grab the 
    Three 7s armor.  I recommend equipping this to your alternate equipment setting 
    for soul harvesting.  Anyway, backtrack back to the big room, go all the way 
    right, and head to...
    
    The Dark Chapel
    ---------------
    
    Finally.  I just wanna give a tangent here real fast.  Most of the Metroid-
    esque Castlevania (e.g., Symphony of the Night, Circle of the Moon, etc.) have 
    a chapel in them.  No one stops to consider the fact that this has no place in 
    an unholy castle.  That said, this is the base of a religious cult, so they 
    need a good chapel.  GET IT STRAIGHT, KONAMI!
    
    Anyway, there are two Mini Devils.  They appear, fly around, and fire these 
    large crescent, Pharaoh Shot-esque projectiles at you.  Dodge them as you 
    destroy the Mini Devils (who bear, both in name and in visage, a resemblance to 
    my sisters).  Run to the right side of the room, save, and then start hopping 
    up the ledges.  There's one more Mini Devil in your path, but exit at the top 
    right corner of the room.
    
    This next room is populated with Ghouls, which are upgraded Zombies, but 
    they're just as easy.  There's also a Witch, who will fly around spouting magic 
    spells, Space style.  Ghoul souls are easy to get and recommended - they let 
    you eat food that's normally "unpalatable" (e.g., Rotten Meat, which you can 
    get from these guys, etc.).
    
    The next room is filled with Ghost Dancers, who are very easy to take care of 
    (you only have to destroy one of the pair to take them both out), and their 
    souls are the luck equivalent of the Golem soul (think about that one for a 
    second - the suave Ghost Dancers.  Luck.  UH OH PREGGERS).  There's also an 
    Amalaric Sniper in here.  This is the equivalent of the Sniper of Goth from 
    previous games, and his soul is pretty sweet too.  Anyway, hop up the nearest 
    set of ledges, jump to the right, and grab the Potion.  Now drop to about 
    midway down the room, enter a room on the left (it's a warp room), and now head 
    to the bottom of the room, working your way through the enemies as you go (in 
    addition to the Amalarics and the Dancers, The Creature awaits you at the 
    bottom).  Enter the bottom left door.
    
    Now you enter the mainstay of any good church - the torture chamber.  Head left 
    to find a Hell Boar, the blue version of the Slaughterer (wait...a blue 
    pig...GANON!).  The difference between the two is that, in addition to 
    fireballs, the Hell Boar can attack with an uppercut, so watch out.  Ghouls 
    abound in here too, but they're no threat.  Head through the room.
    
    You'll come out in a shaft which get get to explore.  Start with the top left 
    door.  In here, you'll encounter a Barbariccia, named for a demon from The 
    Divine Comedy as well as a certain fast food restaurant.  He flies around, 
    acting clever, wielding a spear.  He'll lunge at you occasionally, but he's no 
    threat.  Grab the $2000 and regress to the previous room.
    
    Drop through the shaft, watching out for the Bone Pillars (they be shootin' 
    fiuh!).  Take the first left to find a White Dragon.  Get under it (to dodge 
    its attacks), and use your souls/Axe to take it out.  Swipe the Traveler Cape 
    (you can equip it to your B set of equipment if you like), and then return to 
    the shaft.  Finish your descent, and head left.
    
    Your first new foe in this room is a Guillotiner.  It splits apart into a head 
    and a...um...lower body, but you only need to destroy one part.  Once you've 
    taken care of it, head down the shaft to the bottom, and take the right door.  
    In this room, you'll find a Barbariccia, but before you go killing it, look at 
    the ceiling - spike traps.  Get close to them, let them fall and rise again, 
    and then run under them.  There are two in this room, so watch out!  In the 
    next room, grab the Red Scarf, and then head back to the shaft and take the 
    bottom left door.
    
    In this room, take out the Bone Pillars (if you have it, the Mandragora soul 
    rocks for this), and do what you can to destroy the Hell Boar on the other side 
    of the partition.  Look at the pink wall - it's got a picture of a Skeleton on 
    it.  Equip the Skeleton soul, lob a bone at the wall, and watch the wall come 
    tumbling down.  Now watch out - there's a rogue White Dragon here who'll be 
    spitting fireballs.  Dodge them as best you can while you get under it.  Grab 
    the Halberd, kill the White Dragon, and then backtrack to the Ghost Dancer room 
    (if you don't remember where it is, check the map - it's the room touching the 
    nearest warp room).
    
    Once in the dance hall, head up to the top left corner of the room, and go 
    through the door there.  This room has two Great Armors, who are great 
    pushovers, despite their size.  Get up close to them (in real life, this would 
    be a mistake), and hit them with your Bullet Souls and with whatever weapon you 
    have.  Make sure to back up if they get too close.  The Great Armor soul is 
    pretty sweet - it's a familiar, though.  At the end of the room, continue on 
    int he only direction you can.
    
    The next room contains a Valkyrie, a winged warrior who flies around and tries 
    to spear you.  Kill her off (if you use the Great Sword as I do, you'll want to 
    get her soul so as to be able to upgrade the Great Sword), and exit the room 
    through the upper exit.  You'll be met with a Witch and a never ending supply 
    of Ghosts in this room.  Hop onto the platform, ride it up, and jump over to 
    the platforms on the right.  Continue on to exit the room on the right side.
    
    Ascend this shaft to the top, and head right.  This takes you to a passage with 
    a Tombstone, which is a tombstone (as you may have inferred) with the ability 
    to throw a temper tantrum.  You may want its soul, as it stops petrification, 
    which is useful later on.  Kill it, and head to the next room, which is the 
    bell tower.  There are Mini Devils in here.  Destroy them all while you climb 
    to the top left corner.  Grab the Anti-Venom, and then backtrack to the last 
    shaft.  Use the top left room as a save point, and then drop to the bottom of 
    the shaft, and enter the door...
    
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                                 BOSS: DMITRII BLINOV
    
    After a nice cutscene (imagine him saying that with a Russian accent; it's 
    funnier), you'll fight Dmitrii with cool music.  He'll lumber over to you and 
    use the Cthulu attack you just saw.  That attack's easy to dodge, but you want 
    an easier one.  I recommend using either an Une, a Student Witch, a Skeleton, 
    or a Zombie soul.  Regardless, Dmitrii is very easy to figure out.  He'll use 
    whatever soul you've used on him (and when you use a new one, he'll copy that 
    too), knife you if you get close, jump around, or dash backwards - he's 
    essentially Soma.
    
    I recommend using whatever soul you're using to beat him.  Additionally, if you 
    have a long range weapon (e.g., an Axe), you can use that too.  Jump towards 
    him, smack him, and move away.  Rinse and repeat.  He's a very easy boss.  Note 
    that you don't need to use a Magic Seal at the end.
    
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    (note: When you beat him, Soma exclaims, "What?  Dead?  That can't be!"  
           Because dying is not normally what one does when one is whacked several 
           times by a large weapon and/or screaming plants.)
    
    When you've beaten him, you'll gain his soul (though you won't be able to use 
    it).  Go back to the shaft, save, and then return to Dmitrii's room.  He's been 
    replaced by a Quetzalcoatl, a Fleaman on a dragon.  It bounces around, so look 
    for the spaces between the dragon bones, and then attack.  Once he's been 
    bested, head to the next room.  This room is very simple.  Head through it, and 
    at the top you'll find...
    
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                                     BOSS: MALPHAS
    
    Malphas is exactly like Symphony of the Night's Karasuman.  He's just as easy 
    too.  Malphas has three basic attacks.  The first is an attack where he summons 
    black ravens to him and faces you.  When you see this, move so that you're 
    behind him (when he flies up) so you can dodge his onslaught of black feathers.
    For his second attack, he flies and faces you, the player (not you Soma; i.e., 
    he's facing forward).  When he does this, get under him to dodge the blue 
    feathers.  His final attack is to summon these orbs which will try to track you 
    down.  Jump over them.  The best plan is to stay under him while he's in the 
    air - if you see an orb forming, run away, and when they come near you, jump 
    back towards Malphas; if you see blue feathers, stay still.  When he lands, you 
    know he's about to break into the first attack.
    
    In between attacks, smack him a few times.  This is really easy with the first 
    attack, as he's firing away from you, making him a sitting duck...er, raven.  
    Mutant raven.  You get it.  Make sure to have the stylus ready for the Magic 
    Seal.  Also, make sure you remember how to do the seal (start from the top 
    right, go to the bottom left, to the bottom right, to the top left).
    
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    Now you get the Malphas soul, which lets you double jump.  Additionally, if you 
    press down and jump while double jumping, you'll do a jump kick.  It rocks.  
    Sweet.  Grab the orb, and head back to the previous room.  On your way down the 
    first set of stairs, notice how there are two squares that extend onto the 
    stairs.  Stand by the first square, activate the Flying Armor, and jump right.  
    As you fall, jump again to double jump up to the ledge.  Grab the Hoop Earring, 
    and now head back to the save point.  From here, if you want, head back to the 
    bell tower, climb to the top right bell, activate the Flying Armor, and 
    fall/double jump to land on a ledge just below the top ledge to grab a High 
    Mind Up.  Anyway, from the save point, drop down and take your first left.
    
    Once back in this room, go left to the platform that rises and falls.  When it 
    reaches its peak, double jump around the ledge to get a Power Belt.  Now 
    backtrack to the dance hall.  Drop and take your first left.  Go left two 
    rooms, and in that room, go as far left as possible.  You can double jump onto 
    a ledge to get a Long Sword, and then return to the room with the Dancing 
    Ghosts to use the warp.
    
    If you'd like to get some map percentage now (and a few items), read this part; 
    otherwise, skip this section.
    
    ***EXPLORING***
    
    The Lost Village
    ----------------
    
    Warp here, and then head back to the second room in the game.  It takes some 
    cleverness to get up to the upper parts of this room.  Stand on the left side 
    of the room near the door.  Wait for a Bat to come by, jump kick him, and 
    double jump to the ledge above you.  Head to the room to the left to get a 
    Pumpkin Pie.  Now head back to the previous room, and move right to the next 
    room.
    
    Double jump up to the upper parts of this room.  There's a High Potion in the 
    upper left corner, and a door leading to the Demon Guest House in the upper 
    right.
    
    Demon Guest House
    -----------------
    
    Ignore the Persephones for now (well, you can kill them if you like; they're 
    not overly powerful, and this is the area we're heading to next anyway), and go 
    all the way right to reach a weird room.  Grab the Cestus, and then return 
    to...
    
    The Lost Village
    ----------------
    
    Drop down to the bottom, and then run right for a few rooms until you reach the 
    castle moat.  From the doorway, double jump to the ledge above you, and then 
    double jump to the ledge above that.  Run right to grab the Crimson Cloak.  Now 
    head back to the warp room, and warp back to the Garden of Madness.
    
    ***END EXPLORING***
    
    Garden of Madness
    -----------------
    
    When you've warped here (it's the third warp from the left, if you're lost), 
    ascend the passage, and in the nex troom, take the top right exit.  You'll be 
    in another shaft with a Catoblepas.  Climb that shaft, take the top left door, 
    and go left.  This is all old stuff.  Go left until you reach the pile of junk 
    with a skull above it.  Double jump to that skull, grab the Elfin Robe, and 
    take out the Skeleton Apes.  In the next room, kill the Mollusca (I recommend 
    jump kicking it until it gets backed into a corner - hitting its eye stalks 
    seem to achieve that - and then taking it out with a weapon), and progress to 
    the next room.
    
    This room has two Ents- er, Treants as well as a Barbariccia, all of whom 
    should present no threat to you at this point.  At the far right, there's a 
    save point.  Use it, go back to the last room, and ascend to the next room, 
    take out the Rycuda, and enter the boss door.
    
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                                   BOSS: DARIO BOSSI
    
    After a nice, friendly chat with Dario, you'll get ready to fight - again with 
    awesome music.
    
    This fiery foe presents way more of a threat than his counterpart did, but he's 
    still nothing you can't handle.  His attacks are thus: He can shoot a fireball 
    at you.  Jump over the fireball (there's a trend!).  His other attacks are 
    preceded by a "Hahaha!" - these include a fire wave (jump over this) - though 
    the "Hahaha!" here comes right when he punches the ground, teleporting (if he 
    wants to be Drac, he's got this down!), and creating fire pillars (the trend 
    with these is that he'll create one fire pillar close to him.  A second fire 
    pillar will emerge at a length away from him, and shortly thereafter, another 
    will come up between these two.  The trick is to, when you see the first fire 
    pillar, run away from Dario.  If you need help figuring out the locations of 
    these pillars, right before they come up, you'll see some fire, followed by the 
    pillar).
    
    The time to extinguish this pugnacious punk is after he attacks.  There's a 
    pause between each attack.  Move in - preferably with a quick weapon or with a 
    Bullet Soul - attack, and get ready to move away to counter his next attack.  
    Familiars don't help too much.
    
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    Once you've utterly humiliated Dario, a cutscene will ensue (wherein Celia 
    breaks the fourth wall!).  Go back, save, and then proceed to the room after 
    Dario's.  Fight your way through this disturbingly easy room, and at the top, 
    go left to get to...
    
    Demon Guest House
    -----------------
    
    In this pleasant area, head left, and take out the Persephones.  They know Kung 
    Fu, so watch out (hint: girls with Kung Fu - doesn't work).  In the next room, 
    you'll meet up with Genya Arikado, who will give you Mina's Talisman.  Once the 
    cutscene's done, continue left.  In this massive room, drop down the 
    chandeliers until you reach a room on the right.  It's a save point, so make 
    use of it.  Continue to the bottom, through the Ghost Dancers.  There's a Devil 
    at the bottom.  Take him out, and head right.  In this room, kill Persephone, 
    grab the money, and run.
    
    Now head back up to the save point.  Head left from there, killing the Lilith 
    (note that if she hits you with her kiss, you lose all your MP - you're 
    cursed).  When you get to a hole, drop down the hole, and take the left door.  
    In here, go left, killing your foes as you go.  At the far left is where the 
    fun begins.
    
    There's a puzzle in this room.  You already saw part of it if you did the 
    backtracking.  If you don't want any treasure, you can skip this part and just 
    head through the door and follow the path to the top, but where's the fun in 
    that?  Now, you need to chart a path to the following rooms:
    
    Room 1 : Cestus
    Room 5 : Cutall
    Room 8 : Turquoise Stud
    Room 9 : Justaucorps
    Room 12: Great Sword
    
    Additionally, find a way to exit in the top right corner to get a Ring Mail.  
    If you went exploring earlier, you already have the Cestus.  The bottom left 
    corner takes you to The Lost Village, the top right to the Ring Mail, the 
    bottom right to the puzzle room, and the top left to where you need to go.  The 
    trick is to touch the tiles with the stylus to move them - it's a very classic 
    game.  If you want 100% map coverage, you've gotta visit all 16 rooms (the 15 
    numbered ones plus the blank square - the blank square is a free space; it 
    takes you all four ways).  Once you're done, go back, hit reset, and follow the 
    path.
    
    This room has Killer Dolls which curse you if you touch them, so be careful as 
    you make your way up.  The next room has a Killer Clown, who attacks you with 
    cards after he shuffles them about three times.  You really want his soul for 
    later in the game, so now is as good a time as any to get it.  Continue through 
    the room, and take the top left door.  Cross the piano (nobody knows what the 
    heck this does - email me if you do!), and go to the next room.  This room has 
    a TON of Bone Pillars!  It's great for soul harvesting.  The trick here, 
    though, is strategy.  Knock down all the Bone Pillars but five in the first 
    column, and double jump on top of them.  From here, kill off some of the next 
    column's Bone Pillars, but leave about two or three higher than you.  Continue 
    this process until you can go no higher.  Jump from column to column to find a 
    hole.  Starting from the left, make yourself an ice stairway to heaven.  At the 
    top are some War Fatigues (the top right houses an UMA News 2-4).  Now 
    backtrack to the room before the piano room, and head through the top right 
    door.  This next room has a Buer wheel in it, which is the flaming wheel of 
    Hell.  Kill it like the rest of the foes, and take the top right door.
    
    In here, drop down real fast to grab the High Potion, and then return to the 
    above room.  Take out the Skelerang (this is turning into the Demon Fun House, 
    not the Demon Guest House).  Something about Lilith really disturbs me, though.
    Or turns me on, one.  Anyway, take the top left door.  In the next room, run 
    left, kill the Killer Clown (as pennace for your childhood nightmares), and in 
    the left room, you'll see a warp room.  Sweet!  Anyway, take either the top 
    left or the top right exits (they both work, though if you cross the room, 
    you'll encounter the Devil, who's designed to make you feel right at home in 
    the Guest House), ascend the shaft, and enter the next room.
    
    This room is really chaotic - you've got Quetzalcoatls, Buers, Killer Clowns, 
    etc.  In the top right corner is a room with three Killer Dolls and the Uma 
    News 2-2.  The top left corner has the overly complicated Magic Seal 3, which 
    is definitely a necessity.  Finally, go to the upper right side of the room, 
    and exit through the top.  Make use of the save point to the right, and then 
    enter the boss door.
    
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                                  BOSS: PUPPET MASTER
    
    I dislike this boss.  He's got three main attacks.  He can summon miniature 
    ghosts who fly around and try to hurt you (kill them off).  The second is to 
    summon a monster to hold in his hand.  You need to destroy this monster, or 
    you'll switch places with him and end up in one of the spiked coffins.  The 
    third and most effective - he's plain ugly.
    
    Your top priority are the monsters in his hands - if you get into a coffin, it 
    will hurt a lot.  You'll see and hear some blue sparks when he's summoning the 
    monster.  Destroy it (it'll take two hits), and then attack the Puppet Master 
    himself.  The Mandragora soul is great for inflicting damage on the Puppet 
    Master himself.
    
    As for the monsters, use the Doppleganger soul - equip your Knife to the B 
    attack setting, and when you hear the Puppet Master summon a monster, do two 
    quick jabs to defeat the monster, switch back to set A, and move on.
    
    The Mandragora is also great for destroying all of the little marionettes he 
    sends out.
    
    With this strategy, he should be relatively simple.  The biggest danger is just 
    getting coffined up in a coffin.
    
    <----------------------------------------------------------------------------->
    
    Take the orb and his soul, and retreat from the room.  Save.  Now's a good time 
    for me to tell you about the Puppet Master soul - you throw a puppet and switch 
    places with it.  If you've done any exploring, you may have noticed small 
    crevices through which you couldn't fit because Soma's a little on the hefty 
    side.  If you throw a puppet through there, you can make it.  Awesome.  Now for 
    a _ton_ of backtracking.  You know the first save point in the Demon Guest 
    House?  Go there.  
    
    The best way to do so is by going a few rooms right of the warp room - it 
    connects to a shaft (use the Puppet Master soul to get through) that leads back 
    to a large room.  Head to the right side of the room (note: if you ignored my 
    advice earlier, definitely get the Killer Clown soul here now).  Go through the 
    door at the far right side to find two Killer Dolls and $2000.  Continue down 
    until you find another room, containing a Persephone and a Devil (if you kill 
    the Devil first, the Persephone has to hold her dress down, so she's 
    defenseless).  Kill them both, take the UMA News 1-2, and continue.  The bottom 
    room contains  a Skeleton Waiter.  Kill him, and then sit in the chair.  A 
    Crown will appear - take it (you can sell it to Hammer - it's a reference to 
    the original Castlevania).  Now run left, drop through the hole, and you'll be 
    in the room outside of the aforementioned save room.  Drop down to the bottom, 
    go left, and drop through the floor.  Kill off the Persephone, lob a puppet 
    through the crack, and take the High Mind Up.  Drop through the floor, and head 
    left for a few rooms, reuniting with some old foes.  At the far end, you'll 
    reach...
    
    The Lost Village
    ----------------
    
    It always comes back to here.  Kill off the Skeleton Ape and the Warg, and head 
    left.  Hit the switch to lower the drawbridge that Julius used to show off 
    earlier.  Head left, and if you missed the exploring section from earlier, take 
    this time to do all of that.  Make for the warp, buy whatever you need, and 
    then warp to the Dark Chapel.
    
    The Dark Chapel
    ---------------
    
    You wanna head for the torture chamber area (that sounds weird, but bear with 
    me).  Drop to the bottom of this dance hall to do so.  Make your way through 
    here to the last shaft in the torture chamber region (we explored this area 
    earlier; you should have rooms in both directions at the bottom of this shaft).
    Take the first right in this shaft to reach a room where you can use the Puppet 
    Master soul.  Watch out for the spike trap above you (75% of you read this 
    sentence after being hit by it - haha, you suckers), lob the puppet through the 
    crack, and take out the Catoblepas and Guillotiner you find here as you move 
    right.  Watch out for the spike trap near the Barbariccia.  Once overcoming it, 
    head through the door.
    
    Subterranean Hell
    -----------------
    
    Well this is an encouraging name.  First thing's first.  Drop to the bottom of 
    this room.  The only new foe here is the Dead Pirate - fortunately, he's not 
    too hARRd.  Watch out for the sword swipes.  If you use the Puppet Master soul, 
    you can get around him, incidentally.  At the bottom is a save point.  Use it, 
    and then head back to the top.  Go through the right door.  Kill off the Cave 
    Troll (it hops around, sticks its tongue out, and summons lightning.  Kill it 
    before it does the latter), and head through the boss door.  Oh good, this is 
    early.
    
    <----------------------------------------------------------------------------->
                                      BOSS: RAHAB
    
    At first glance, you're screwed.  You're fighting a water foe.  You can't swim 
    underwater.  Yay!
    
    His attacks are fairly simple.  Rahab can jump out of the water and fall back 
    in.  Occasionally, he'll launch some icicles below him, so watch out for those.
    He can also fire ice that turns into platforms.  You can tell where Rahab is by 
    the air bubbles.
    
    If you have a good Bullet Soul (e.g., Mandragora), a weapon like the Great 
    Sword or the Axe, or even the Bomber Armor soul, you might be able to hit him 
    while he's underwater, but your best bet is to wait for him to shoot ice 
    platorms.  Jump onto the platforms as leverage to attack.
    
    So that's basically your strategy - wait him out, attack when you can, and be 
    done with it.  He can't hurt you that much.  Also, note that you don't have to 
    hit his head - anywhere on his body will do.
    
    <----------------------------------------------------------------------------->
    
    At first having the orb fall underwater seems cruel, but Rahab's soul gives you 
    the ability to - the more astute of you may have seen this coming - walk 
    underwater.  Jump up (you can jump an unlimited amount of times underwater with 
    Rahab's soul, plus once more above water), admire the background, go back and 
    save, and then progress to the right.  As a side note, judging by the music, 
    the overall ambience, and the boss here (fish boy), odds are against this 
    really being true Hell.  And in videogames, if it's not fiery Hell, it's puzzle 
    Hell.  OH NO!
    
    In this room, you'll see a Decarabia spin down to the bottom.  Go down and spin 
    it right round, baby.  Also, watch out for the Fish Heads, aquatic, missile 
    launching versions of the Bone Pillars.  Go up the stairs, and jump to the 
    ledge above you to see a treasure chest.  This is actually a Mimic, so watch 
    out - its bite is worse than its bark.  Destroy it, drop down, and drop through 
    the floor.
    
    Drop to the left, take out the Needles, and see a massive stack of Fish Heads.  
    This seems intimidating.  That's exactly right.  Or it would be if you didn't 
    have Mandragora (I really hope you do).  Use it to destroy them all in one or 
    two hits.  Now head right, grab the $2000, and then continue left.  You'll 
    reach a fork - take the upper path, destroy the Killer Fish and Needleses, hop 
    up, take out the Fish Heads and Merman (make sure, as you go through here, that 
    you get some Merman souls.  It'll help a ton for a boss fight later), and grab 
    the Chain Mail.  Return to the fork and take the lower fork.  Jump over the 
    large Fish Head set, drop down, and use the Mandragora strategy to take them 
    out again.  Kill the Merman, grab the High Mind Up, and continue right.  Go 
    right as far as you can, kill the Killer Fish (turnabout is fair play and all), 
    and grab the Rusty Food Tin.  Now head left as far as you can.
    
    I recommend you make small double jumps to descend through this Needles 
    infested passage.  Dodge them, head up the next passage and down the last.  
    Exit to the left.  Run as far left as you can to lure the icy Procel to you.  
    Procel's soul is one you really want - it's an Ability Soul that lets you walk 
    freely underwater.  Lure it to you, use the Mandragora, exit, re-enter, and 
    repeat until you have this rare soul.  Once you get it, continue left through 
    the room - try to stay on land - and exit to the left.
    
    In here, hop up to the ledge and kill the Frozen Shade.  She'll summon three 
    icicles, aim them at you, and then fire them.  Dodge them and attack.  I highly 
    recommend that at some point, you get her soul.  It's even better if you max it 
    out.  It makes some stuff later easier.  At the top, go right.  In here, you'll 
    want to use the hammer weapons you have on the seesaw - it's an old carnival 
    game.  The Mace will net you a Potion.  To get the other prizes (the 
    Morgenstern nets you a High Potion, while the Mjollnjr gets you a Super 
    Potion), you need to upgrade the Mace via the weapon synthesizer (and 
    fortunately, there's a warp coming up).  Exit the room and head left to the 
    next room.
    
    Jump kick the Unes, and drop to the bottom.  As you go left, you'll find 
    another member of the Une family - the Alura Une.  She's evil.  She'll sprout 
    these sharp vines to attack you if you come near her, and she can also shoot 
    out some flowers.  Jump over the flowers, and attack from a distance with a 
    Bullet Soul.  Once you've eliminated her, continue left.  In here, run left and 
    go into the room above you.
    
    In here, you'll find the pyromanical Ukoback.  Dodge the fire and then attack 
    (hey, it's a rap smack!).  You really, really want his soul (not for using it 
    now, but it'll come in handy later - trust me), and this room is one of the 
    best places to get it, so do so now.  Once you have it, exit to the right.  
    This room has a Bone Ark.  It's a demonic skull version of the Ark of the 
    Covenant.  It's also really powerful - it has two carriers (who give up souls 
    as readily as the Ark) and a skull.  Take out the carriers and jump behind the 
    Ark to smash it.  Get its soul, and then backtrack two rooms.
    
    In this large room, drop to the bottom, head right, and collect $2000 (if only 
    this happened in real life!).  Now run left into the next room.
    
    The left door here is a warp room.  Use it to return to The Lost Village and 
    save if you want (I also recommend right now that you get your gold supply so 
    that the last three digits are 666 - and leave it like that for awhile.  Trust 
    me, it'll save you so much grief later, and there are plenty of candles around 
    here) - you can synthesize the Mace and go back to the earlier game if you 
    want.  Once you're done, go back into the previous room and drop through the 
    hole.  This next room has nothing new.  Grab the Mushroom from the left (make 
    sure to use the Ghoul soul if you need to eat it!), and navigate your way 
    through this room.  Head left at the bottom to find another Ukoback.  Get its 
    soul here if you haven't already, and then continue into the next room.
    
    Drop down to the bottom of the shaft.  There's a save point to your right.  Use 
    it, and then head left.  This room serves almost no purpose to us right now, so 
    drop to the bottom and go left.  Watch out for the Medusa Heads - the gold ones 
    can petrify you, so in order to make sure they don't kill one stone with two 
    freaky head birds, dodge the yellow ones (though you can jump kick them).
    
    The next room is a shaft with Dead Pirates and an Ukoback.  It's nothing new or 
    haRRRRD.  Kill them all, and head to the next room.  This room is apparently 
    insurmountable, but if you got the Bone Ark soul, it's really pretty easy.  
    Just use the Bone Ark, watch the funny bit with Soma riding the Bone Ark across 
    the spikes, and at the end, take the door to reach...
    
    Wizardry Lab
    ------------
    
    We're in a funky new area of this level.  Drop into the water to find a 
    Homunculus.  They're attached to life support systems and try to chase you.  
    There are two ways of dealing with them: kill them or let them chase you.  
    After awhile, they'll break apart from their oxygen supply, and after a little 
    more chasing, they'll suffocate (I recommend everyone sees this, as this is 
    something you must see once in your life - as is Michael Jackson's face).  Head 
    left, and when you pass the second Homunculus, jump up to the top of the water 
    to grab a Serenity Robe.  Drop back down, continue left, kill off one more 
    Homunculus, jump to the top, and go left.
    
    In here, you've got two Larvae to deal with.  They're just caterpillars that 
    squirm around.  Nothing too bad.  Drop to the bottom and head left.  In here, 
    drop to the bottom and collect the Super Potion (after killing your pal 
    Homunculus).  Jump back up and continue left.  At the far left is a pit leading 
    to a Bloody Stud (what you get when a guy finds out his cheerleader girlfriend 
    is cheating on him - hah!).  Now jump up to the top and head left.
    
    I really utterly despise this next room.  It's the kind of room where you think 
    something should be located or something should happen, BUT IT DOESN'T.  Keep 
    on moving.  This next room is funky, so we're skipping it for now.  Drop down, 
    take out the Mermen, and head left.  This room is populated by all manner of 
    Killer Fish and Homunculuses...Homunculi.  At the far upper left is a golden 
    door with 666 on it.  You need the last three digits of your monetary supply to 
    end in 6. (the last room with just candles only seems to supply $1 coins, 
    though).  If you didn't follow my advice earlier about this, read on and then 
    backtrack - but it'll be painful (albeit worthwhile).  Enter the door, grab the 
    Gold Ring (equip this immediately - Hammer has had, since you defeated Malphas, 
    a ring in his shop called the Soul Eater Ring.  It costs $300,000, but it's 
    well worth it.  The Gold Ring increases the amount of money monsters and 
    candles drop - it's not uncommon to get $500 in one drop), and then backtrack 
    to the junction room with the massive amount of Ghosts (it's right after the 
    weird room with the candles).
    
    This room really stinks.  Or it did for me, as I had to backtrack through here 
    to get the 666 money thing going.  Also, I didn't have the following really 
    convenient map.  This room is really annoying - Ghosts are everywhere, spawning 
    infinitely and existing in majorly not nice numbers, and you have to navigate 
    through an invisible series of platforms.  Your only clue as to their location 
    is that the Ghosts pass right through them, and you can see the platforms.  
    While the Ghost soul helps here, because there are so many enemies, you don't 
    really get a good chance to use it.  I recommend having the Armor Lord soul 
    ready to go to defend yourself.  The only way to get through this room is to 
    use the Ghosts as boosts - jump kick them to elevate Soma up.
    
     -------------------
    |                   |   o----o--------o
    |          | |      |   |Key |        |
    D          | |      |   |----o        |
    |----------   ------|   | D - Door    |
    |                   |   | | - Barrier |
    |            ---    |   | - - Barrier |
    |                   |   | \ - Ramp    |
    |   ---             |   o-------------o
    |                   |
    |              ---  |
    |                   |
    |----  --           |
    |       |           |
    |       |           |
    |    |  |           | 
    |    |   -----------|
    |----               |
    |                   |
    |                   D
     \                 /
       \             /
         \         /
           -------
             (next area)
    
    That should give you an idea.  And now I can walk you through it.  Double jump 
    off Ghosts to get up into the maze.  When you can't jump higher, go left.  
    You'll land on a platform.  Double jump up, right, and left again (you're going 
    around a platform), and then double jump to the platform above you.  Double 
    jump from there across the way to the upper right platform, and jump kick 
    Ghosts to get into the upper area.  If any Ghosts knock you off, use the 
    platforms according to the map.  Have fun!  Go left at the top.
    
    This room has an Iron Golem.  Use Puppet Master to get behind him.  No matter 
    what, you'll always deal 1 HP of damage to him, so you'll wanna use a 
    weapon/soul that can hit multiple times, such as the Kaiser Knuckle or the Une 
    soul.
    
    The Lost Village
    ----------------
    
    Hey, we're back!  Immediately slide under the White Dragon and take it out with 
    Mandragora.  Now begin your ascent.  After awhile, you'll reach a door.  Go 
    through it.
    
    Wizardry Lab
    ------------
    
    You just need to connect the dots on the map real fast.  There are two new 
    enemies in here - a Great Axe Armor and a Heart Eater.  The Heart Eaters are 
    easy - just kill them with Mandragora and take the massive amount of hearts 
    they drop.  For the Great Axe Armor and its huge axe (compensating for 
    something?), run up to it.  If you're right next to it, it can't hurt you.  Let 
    him have it, and then run right.  Take the UMA News 4 and hit the switch. Now 
    retreat back to the shaft.
    
    The Lost Village
    ----------------
    
    Continue up the shaft.  As you go up, you'll see an object on the right side 
    that's pick upable (it's my new word; shut up).  Don't get it yet.  Continue to 
    the top to find a basin of water next to a drain switch.  Step on the switch to 
    get access to the upper area of The Lost Village, but wait, there's more!  Drop 
    back down to the aforementioned object.  Collect it, the Neck Warmer, and then 
    drop to the nearest ledge on the left side of the shaft.  In between this ledge 
    and the next ledge on the left side is a secret door.  Attack the wall to open 
    it (it's closer to the upper ledge), and go through.
    
    This room has both known versions of the Axe Armor.  Take them out, grab the 
    Caviar at the far end, and continue on.  There are Mermen in this room, but 
    they're nothing you can't handle.  Kill them, ascend to the top, and drain the 
    water again.  Head up through here to reach your main base of operations - 
    Hammer's shop, Yoko's syntheizer, a warp, and a save point.  Excellent.  I used 
    this opportunity to save up for a Soul Eater Ring (Gold Ring + Ghost Dancer 
    soul + Zombie/Warg/Axe Armor room + Cestus trick).  Don't do this.  It takes 
    forever.  Just keep the Gold Ring equipped.  It's easier.  Buy what you need 
    to, and then warp back to...
    
    Subterranean Hell
    -----------------
    
    Well that was fun.  Head two rooms to the right from the warp, and in here, go 
    right until you reach some platforms, and then head back up to the Ukoback 
    room.  Go through here, and in the next room (the Bone Ark room), head all the 
    way right to find a save point.  Leave the save room and head up.  Grab the UMA 
    News 1-3, and then go all the way left.  Take out the Frozen Shades, and use a 
    Bullet Soul on the treasure box.  It's a Mimic in disguise, and these things 
    will hop around you with their vicious fangs - like you'd expect a treasure 
    chest to do.  Now drop back to the platforms and head up.  Ascend all the way 
    through this shaft to reach...
    
    Garden of Madness
    -----------------
    
    Everyone should seem ever so weak in here.  It's too easy.  Near the top is a 
    room on the right.  Kill the Treant and take the Small Sword.  At the top of 
    the shaft, head left, and continue left until you reach the warp room.  From 
    there, warp to...
    
    The Dark Chapel
    ---------------
    
    You emerge in the dance hall.  Work your way up to the top exit, and then go 
    through it.  Duh.  Continue working your way through this region - your 
    ultimate goal is the next save point.  From there, head right.  I once again 
    highly recommend that you get the Tombstone soul from here, as it'll really 
    help.  In the bell tower, ascend the bells and get to the top right side of the 
    room.  Toss a Puppet Master puppet through the crack and continue right.
    
    Now you're in a brand new massive room.  Drop down and head right.  Jump over 
    the crack, and stand in between the two broken parts of the pillar.  Equip the 
    Puppet Master soul, double jump, and lob a puppet up to the ledge where the 
    sword is.  This'll get you up there.  Grab the Kotetsu, and then return back to 
    the gap.  The next level has a Quetzalcoatl.  Kill it, and then head left.  
    Jump over the gap and continue left to get the UMA News 3-2.  Drop off the 
    ledge, and head right.  Equip the Flying Armor and Puppet Master souls.  
    Activate the Flying Armor, jump right, double jump after a few seconds, and 
    when you get relatively close to the ledge, toss a puppet up there to get a 
    High Potion.  Drop down and head left now.  Go right, drop down the ledge, hit 
    the button, and now run right to finally get out of this massive room from Hell 
    and reach...
    
    Condemned Tower
    ---------------
    
    Head through the entryway (check out the music!), and into the next room.  Take 
    out the Draghiganazzo (which is an upgraded version of Barbariccia, 
    appropriately enough - they're both devils from The Divine Comedy), and keep on 
    going.  The next room is another one of those horrible rooms that feels like it 
    has some significance but doesn't, so just keep going.  In the next room, grab 
    the Mind Up, and go to the door beyond the Mind Up to find Julius.  MORE 
    ENIGMATICNESS!
    
    After the scene, go back to the previous room, and start your climb.  When you 
    reach the door, keep going up to find a Silver Stud.  Drop back to the highest 
    door, and enter it.  This room hsa a Disc Armor.  Jump over its disc as you 
    attack it.  It's pretty easy.  Exit to the left, and then begin ascending this 
    shaft.  Climb to the door and go through it.
    
    Kill off the Fleaman, and continue on through.  Climb up to the top of this 
    region and drop through the platforms.  Continue left.  There's a trend here.  
    Kill these Fleamen, and then go through the Skeleton Ape-infested next shaft.  
    At the top of the shaft is a Great Axe Armor.  Remember, get up close and 
    attack to avoid its Great Axe.  Its soul is pretty Great, so it couldn't hurt 
    to get it (although it's rare).  Continue on up to grab an Estoc, drop back 
    down to the door, and go right.
    
    This room has a Werewolf, who fights as dirty as the one in Symphony of the 
    Night.  It can dash at you really fast (jump out of the way), or do an attack 
    where it clings to the wall and drops down, sending fire in both directions!  
    Kill it really fast (try to get its soul and use it to get the Kaiser Knuckle, 
    as it's effective against Iron Golems), and then work your way up through the 
    rest of the room.  The next room has a Buer, so watch out for it speeding at 
    you the second you enter.  In the next room, climb to the top to grab the UMA 
    News 2-3, and then drop back to the highest door in the room.  Exit through 
    there.  A Great Axe Armor inhabits this room.  Kill him, and then destroy the 
    Fleamen in the next room.  At the top of the room, save, and then enter the 
    boss door (note the snake seal: SNAKES ON A CONDEMEND TOWER, BABY)
    
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                                     BOSS: GERGOTH
    
    This boss is a pain.  If you have too hard a time against him, use the Great 
    Axe Armors to level up (there's a room with one right near the boss room).
    
    The strategy for this is almost counterintuitive.  The first thing I want to do 
    when I see a giant dinosaur - and ask people from Tokyo; they'd agree - is run.
    You want to get right next to him.  Be under his head and duck, as it's the 
    best place to counter his three attacks.  His first is to shoot this massive 
    beam at you.  When he does this, get right next to his feet and duck.  It's 
    ever so critical to dodge this attack.  If you disagree, get hit by it and 
    check the damage.  His second is to back into the back wall and then jump 
    across the room.  When he does this, run with him.  Get so his rib cage will 
    land on you, and then duck - this keeps you safe.  His third attack his harder 
    to counter - it will appear that he is charging up for the beam, but he'll 
    bite.  All you can do is dodge as you would the laser.
    
    As for attacking, just do it constantly.  Toss a few Mandragrenades (Mandragora 
    + grenade), hit him with your sword, and just make sure to dodge his attacks, 
    as they hurt like crazy.  When the battle's halfway over, his face will turn 
    red.  Back away to the closest wall.  He'll go ballistic and break the floor.
    
    At the bottom, he'll - and this is one of the greatest scenes in the game - get 
    his head stuck in the ground.  Let him have it at this point.  When he breaks 
    free, the battle really gets rough.  He loses his anklets and can seriously 
    jump around now.  Slide under him when he jumps.  His other new trick is to 
    shoot gas out of his rib cage (as opposed to...).  Dodge this gas - it's really 
    localized to right in front of him, so just get away.  Other than that, he 
    keeps the same old attacks, so you keep the same old dodges.  You get his sweet 
    soul when you finally seal him away.
    
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    After that pain, you'll notice you're at the bottom of the tower now.  Now you 
    get to climb it again.  I'll refer you to the earlier directions if you need 
    help.  The only thing new is the lack of a floor in some rooms (because that's 
    what tends to happen when giant extinct zombies fall on them), so use the 
    double jump + Flying Armor combo to get through there.  Get to a door quickly 
    if you miss a door.  When you cross Gergoth's room, you'll get the Tower Key.  
    The next room is a warp room.  Use it if you want, but then return to Gergoth's 
    ruins.  Drop down two doors and go left.  Climb this room until you reach the 
    first door.  Go through it, and run into the barrier to open it.  Once it 
    opens, proceed to the door.
    
    Cursed Clock Tower
    -----------------
    
    Run left to see a cutscene.  Julius tells you to stay away.  So keep going 
    left.  I love the music here.
    
    Anyway, welcome to the requisite clock tower level.  Every Castlevania has one.
    Drop to the floor, and use the candle (the Gold Ring helps here too) to get the 
    last three digits of your gold supply to be 573.  Now go through the door to 
    get a Shaman Ring.
    
    Drop to the bottom of this long shaft and head through the door on your left.  
    Because clock towers are obviously nothing but a bunch of pendulums and spikes 
    in the real world, you're met with some pendulums here.  Equip the Flying Armor 
    soul to make this journey a little less arduous.  When the pendulum is swinging 
    towards you and passes the midpoint of its oscillation, jump for it.  Ride this 
    pendulum until it reaches its peak on the left side of the oscillation, and 
    then jump to the next pendulum.  Hop off here onto the solid platform and move 
    to the next pendulum.  From here, you have two options.  You can either sit 
    here and wait for the movements of the pendulums to be such that you can safely 
    hop to the next one, or using the Flying Armor soul, you can make a leap of 
    faith.   It depends on just how you roll.  Either way, once on the other side, 
    head through the door.
    
    This spikey shaft introduces the wonder of the Golden Medusa Head.  Unlike 
    their verdant counterparts, these ladies can turn you to stone (they're just 
    that ugly.  I think this is a racist statement), so try your best to avoid them 
    (if you have the Tombstone soul, now is the time to equip it).  Drop to the 
    bottom of this shaft (either running against the motion of the gears or 
    pressing down and B to drop down through them), avoiding the spikes, and head 
    west.  This room opens with an Imp and a Harpy.  Take them out quickly 
    (especially the Imp, as the Imp can take control of you), and continue left.  
    The next foe is a difficult one.  This is a Malachi.  Although the name is 
    Biblical, the only thing holy about him is that holy is the first word in the 
    two word phrase you'll exclaim upon fighting him.  The second word is one I'll 
    leave to your imagination, but Malachi has two attacks: he can summon this star 
    looking thing, which shoots out slow moving balls of plasma (duck these), or if 
    you're close, he'll coil up and slash you.  Back off if he does this, and beat 
    him down with Mandragora/your sword.  Deal with the Harpy/Imp combo, and drop 
    down the hole at the end of the room.
    
    In this room, run left so as to avoid the Tanjelly.  Take him out, and then 
    deal with the Dead Pirate to your right.  Go through the door to find another 
    spikey, gear-y shaft with Medusa Heads and Imps.  Drop to the bottom of the 
    room and run left to find a door.
    
    Garden of Madness
    -----------------
    
    Take out the two Corpseweeds here.  Take out the Skelerangs on your way down 
    through the room, making sure to kill the two Unes at the bottom.  I think Une 
    is Latin for something.  Maybe "TOTALLY GOT THE SMACK DOWN OH SNAP?"  Possibly.
    Anyway, continue on.  Make quick work of the Rycudas in here, and in the next 
    room, snuff out the Catoblepas.  Continue working your way through this room 
    until you get to the bottom.  Here, use the Frozen Shade or Fleaman souls to 
    take out all the Yoricks and Unes at the bottom.  Drop through the whole at the 
    end of the room.  Run to the far right side of the room to get a Handgun.  Be 
    wary of the Mimic in the treasure chest above you.  Now backtrack all the way 
    to where you entered the Garden of Madness, busting caps up the rears of 
    enemies as you please (if you deign to equip the Handgun).
    
    Once at the top of this shaft, head left.  While this room has Ghouls, the main 
    attraction here is Wakwak Tree.  This thing grows Fleamen.  Destroy the little 
    pus-looking balls as they arise (so as to destroy the Fleamen before they're a 
    problem), and cut the brances in order to kill the tree.  Once it's been 
    defeated, hop on the switch to the left.  Use the map to get to a save point if 
    you like; otherwise, regress back to the door and back to the...
    
    Cursed Clock Tower
    ------------------
    
    The return trip is a lot harder than the fore trip.  Take out the Imp, and run 
    right.  Hop on the vertical platform, and use it to get to the gear.  Use the 
    gear to get to the door.  Continue backtracking until you get to the shaft just 
    before the Malachi room.  Ascend to the top of this shaft and take the left 
    exit.  This room is nothing new - just two Harpies, two Imps, and a Catoblepas.
    Once they've been exterminated, move left through the door.
    
    Drop to the bottom of this room, and go left to get to another room with an 
    Army Jacket.  Now backtrack all the way back to the first shaft in the Cursed 
    Clock Tower.
    
    Ascend to the top of this room and head left.  This room is tricky.  Look at 
    the pistons:
    
    XXOXX
    
    X = Don't stay here long
    O = Rest point
    
    The middle ons is bloodless.  So run to the third piston and duck.  Wait for 
    the pistons to begin to go back down, and the second you have enough room, run 
    to the other side of the pistons, sliding so as to decrease your height.  The 
    same principle holds for the next set of pistons: duck on the first, and 
    run/slide to the last.  After that, you're home free to move to the next room.
    
    Drop to the bottom left of this shaft (the bottom right has our old friend, 
    spikes), and run into that room to save.  Now hop on the platform and ride it 
    to its apex.  From here, hop onto the next platform and take that to the room 
    at the top.  Head right.  This next room has a bunch of rotating spikes.  
    Great.  Run along the bottom, dodging the lower part of the spikes as you go.  
    Be extra careful when you get to the three-pronged spike bar.  Hop onto the top 
    ledge, and do the reverse of what you just did (be really careful with the 120 
    degree spiked one - wait for the longer break between spike attacks to run), 
    and enter the room above you.
    
    This room has a lot of Imps and pendulums.  Start off by running right and 
    entering the small room at the bottom right side of the room to get a Scale 
    Mail.  Reverse directions, and go back to the pendulum room.  Hop onto the 
    first pendulum, and use it to get to the second.  Once on the second, duck.  
    Once you pass under the next pendulum, jump up to it, duck, and repeat the 
    process until you can jump to the exit at the top right side of the room.
    
    This next room introduces the Bugbear, an upgraded version of the Peeping Eye.  
    Grab the Magic Soul IV from next to the rotting Bugbear corpse, and continue on 
    after practicing this complicated seal once or twice.  Drop down to the bottom 
    of the following gear shaft, dodging the Medusa Heads as you go to grab the UMA 
    News 3-3.  Now ascend the shaft, taking care to eliminate the Medusa Heads as 
    you go.  At the top, head to the next room.
    
    Slide under the conveniently placed spike trap.  Kill off the Slime and 
    Tanjelly and move carefully through this room.  In the next room, you've got 
    Medusa Heads, spikes, and platforms - enough to make the sanest person curl up 
    into the fetal position and sing It's A Small World.  Hopefully you won't 
    sucumb.  Ride the platform up to the top while killing/jumping over the Medusa 
    Heads.  At the apex, hop into the next room.
    
    Kill off the two Imps that confront you.  Run left, and hop on the giant 
    pendulum (if you can't make it from here, go to the left side of the room, 
    climb the boxes, and jump from there).  When the pendulum's at the peak of its 
    swing on the right side of the room, use the Flying Armor soul to jump to the 
    right.  You'll land on a platform.  Use this as a stepping stone, much to the 
    chagrin of the Monkees, to get to the room above.
    
    Use the Mandragora soul here to get a Flying Humanoid soul.  Go right to save, 
    and then head left to encounter...
    
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                                     BOSS: ZEPHYR
    
    Of no relation to the water company, Zephyr is your staple time freezing boss, 
    so we need to show this poor excuse for Flashman who's boss (no pun intended)!
    
    Zephyr struts a lot, but he has two attack types: The first involves him 
    curling up.  He'll laugh and freeze time, and instead of taking this time to 
    slash the heck out of you, he flies over you, laying out knives in a strategic 
    pattern above you.  Once he resumes time and gravity kicks in, they fall.  In 
    the interrim between time resuming and the knives falling - if this isn't 
    obvious - get out of the way!  Get into a gap between knives.  His curling 
    attack involves him charging at you.  Jump over him.  
    
    His other attack type is the non-time freezing variety.  He can also simply 
    toss a dagger (jump over it) or slash you (back away).  This is indicated by 
    him curling up while still standing up.  If he jumps onto the ceiling, he'll 
    jump down towards you, bringing a knife down with him.  Dodge them both by 
    sliding under them.
    
    Slash him while he's struting.  Mandragora is particularly effective.  Make 
    sure to use the Magic Seal IV that you just acquired to seal him away.  Zephyr 
    doesn't take much in the way of pain before he goes down the drain. 
    
    And that's another water joke.
    
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    Go to the next room to find a path left and down.  Go left to find a warp.  
    Take this warp to Subterranean Hell.
    
    Subterranean Hell
    -----------------
    
    Kill off the Dead Pirate, and then descend through this room.  This next room 
    greets you with a Frozen Shade, perhaps a Merman, and a Procel.  Kill them all 
    (get the Procel's soul here if you haven't already).  Head left, grab the 
    Mushroom, and the go to the far right side of this room.  Drop down and go left 
    to exit the room.
    
    The following room has one solitary Ukoback.  Again, get his soul before you 
    leave (if you don't already have it - you'll need it later), and then continue.
    In this next room, take out the Frozen Shades above you and get to the top 
    exit.  The subsequent room has a large waterfall in it, as well as an 
    opportunity to sequence break.  This is totally optional, and you can do this 
    later, but climb up as high as you can in this room.  Using the Flying Armor, 
    jump kick off the Medusa Heads to get to this platform high above you.  Make 
    your way left two rooms to get to the...
    
    Wizardry Lab
    ------------
    
    Kill off the Mimic and the Cave Trolls.  Continue west to get an Aquarius 
    tunic.  Destroy The Creature on the other side of the dual partitions before 
    hitting the switch to bring down this wall.  Now head back to the waterfall 
    room of Subterranean Hell.
    
    Subterranean Hell
    -----------------
    
    Head back, and drop to the very bottom of the waterfall room (when you get down 
    from your high horse, go left to find a Devil.  Kill him, and jump left).  Head 
    right.  Snag the Mushroom that's on the ledge above you if you like, but 
    continue through the right door.  In here, hop on the ledge, send those Dead 
    Pirates back to Davy Jones' Locker, and go through the door.  Equip the Zephyr 
    soul while you're going to the next room.
    
    If you don't, you'll see a cannon shoot one pillar but stop short of the 
    second.  The second pillar has a rabbit with a clock - he's the Chronomage, if 
    you've played Aria of Sorrow, or the White Rabbit if you haven't.  Either way, 
    with Zephyr equipped, when you activate it, time will reactivate, and the 
    cannonball will blast the second pillar.  Welcome to the...
    
    Silenced Ruins
    --------------
    
    !
    
    This area is very familiar to some of you.  The music is Vampire Killer, 
    arguably the theme and most prolific song in Castlevania.  This area is 
    supposed to bear a resemblance to the first level of the original Castlevania.  
    Yay!  As such, it's very easy - just move right, taking out all the enemies who 
    dare oppose you.  In the next room, descend until you find a door that would be 
    out of reach if you couldn't double jump.  Double jump to it.
    
    The Gorgon in here appears to pose a threat - it's a large golden bull that can 
    poison you!  Jump on top of it and start throwing Mandragoras to kill it and 
    everything else in the room.  In the following room, go through the hole above 
    you.  You'll encounter a Dead Crusader as you rise.  These guys block just 
    about anything - you've gotta kill them while they're attacking.  Or you can 
    hit them from the bottom.  Whatever works.  At the very top, you'll find a 
    Larva.  Kill it by attacking its head, and then double jump to the top.  Go 
    right to find two Waiter Skeletons.  Dodge the curry (CURRY!), make sure to 
    grab a Waiter Skeleton soul, and go through the door.
    
    Subterranean Hell
    -----------------
    
    Because you needed another link between these two areas.  Hit the switch, then 
    backtrack to the room with the Larva.
    
    Silenced Ruins
    --------------
    
    Now go through the left door, grab the Mana Prism, and return to the Larva 
    room.  Descend all the way through this room, as well as the following room.  
    Kill the Bone Ark, and go left.  Make your way through the next room (being 
    extra wary of the Dead Crusaders - you can actually Mandragora them from a 
    distance without them blocking), and continue into the following room.  This is 
    the bottom of the shaft where you took the double jump path.  Go through the 
    left door to find a very ice puzzle.
    
    Remember Jezzball?  That game where you had to trap the little balls in smaller 
    and smaller areas?  Well this is just like it.  Using the stylus, you have to 
    try to get the little energy ball up to the top row.  There's only one block of 
    ice leading there, so you have to trap it as high up as possible.  If you hit 
    the ball, the game is over - go out and come back in.  The trick to this game 
    is just to slowly get it as high as possible, and then cut off its escape 
    route.  Once it gets up to the top row, immediately destroy the block linking 
    the top row with the bottom rows, and slowly trap it into being in the far left
    two blocks.  Once it's there, touch it to blow it up and open the ceiling.  You 
    can't get there just yet.  Come back in, destroy the top three layers of ice, 
    and double jump up there.  Watch out for the Devil lying in wait, and grab the 
    Rare Ring.  Now back track three rooms back - to the room where you desended 
    from the ceiling and dealt with the Skelerangs and the Bone Ark.
    
    Go all the way right to the lower right door of the room.  Proceed through the 
    next room.  Although there's a Larva, Bats, and Ghouls here, your main foe is 
    the Dead Mate.  Although you can dispose of him by killing his dog, if you want 
    his soul, avoid killing his dog and kill him (wow, think about that one for a 
    second).  Hit the warp, and then backtrack to the room before the Dead Mate 
    room.  Now go to the top right exit.
    
    You'll see a cutscene between Julius and Dario.  Keep going right.  At this 
    next hub, take the bottom right door to save.  And now I'm caught up!  I know 
    you wanted to know this, but the reason for the delay in writing this was 
    because after I had written for Rahab, I got kinda bored and just kept playing 
    through.  I got all the way to here and accidentally saved, so I had to catch 
    up to myself on a new game.  I'm so happy.  Anyway, ascend through the shaft.  
    The vestibule to the boss' chamber contains nothing new - just some Skeletons 
    and a Dead Crusader.  Take the latter out from a distance, and continue.  When 
    you reach a ledge, jump on top of it, and move right, killing off your foes 
    (it's easier than the bottom path).  Enter the boss door at the far end.
    
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                                   BOSS: BAT COMPANY
    
    First off, this is a really dumb name for a boss.  I mean, BAT COMPANY!  AHH!!  
    Come on now, Konami.
    
    Anyway, as per the name, it's a bunch of bats.  But they're not just bats.  
    They're _red_ bats.  Anyway, it'll assemble into one of three patterns:
    
    1.) It'll turn into a giant hand that chases you.  Run away.  Duh.
    
    2.) It'll start shooting these blue rings.  The best strategy for these is to
        equip some rapid fire soul to protect you (e.g., Skeleton) or to jump kick
        the rings.
    
    3.) The most common form, the Bat Company will form a bat and swoop at you.
        Jump kick it to dodge the swoops.
    
    It's easiest to attack with a sword or with Mandragora and to do so during 
    either the first or third attacks.  You can also use Bomber Armor on it to do 
    some serious damage.  Jump kick to escape if need be (hit it - but don't hit 
    the bat in between the wings, or it won't work), and this terrible - this 
    really bat - boss will go down sooner than you can call him batty.
    
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    Now you get the Bat Company soul, which, despite its terrible name, enables you 
    to fly.  Yay!  The end is now in sight.  To the Cursed Clock Tower!  From the 
    boss room, go back to the shaft two rooms before (notice the lava in the 
    background too - this is just funky, but it makes the game all the hotter).  
    Descend the shaft, save if you like, and then head left two rooms.  Drop down 
    through this room, and go through the bottom right door.  One room later, 
    you'll arrive at the warp.  Warp to the uppermost warp on the map now.
    
    Cursed Clock Tower
    ------------------
    
    Go right to the next room, and drop through the hole in the floor.  Drop to the 
    bottom of this room, and hit the switch to open the way back to the clock 
    tower.  You can go through this newly opened hole and work your way through the 
    room that is accessed through the hole on the bottom of this pendulum room for 
    percentage if you like (you should definitely do this.  Use the Bat Company 
    soul to get through the spiked bars, and then in the top portion of the next 
    room, you'll see a ton of spikes with one lone area of safe ground.  Fly here 
    and kneel to receive KONAMI MAN!), but otherwise, from the switch, head through 
    the western door.
    
    This next room has a ton of Golden Medusa Heads, a platform, and of course, 
    spikes.  Gotta love 'em.  Anyway, drop down so that you land on the edge of a 
    spikey ledge (the eagle outcropping).  Drop down from there to the door.  The 
    subsequent room has more gears.  Just drop straight through them (come a little 
    ways from the wall first, so as to avoid the spikes), and head through the left 
    door after that.
    
    In this room, the more acute among you (ha ha!) will notice the acute spikes.  
    If one pricks you, you won't think it's a cute object.  Anyway, head left, drop 
    through the platforms, and look at the spikes in awe.  The only way to pass 
    through this is just to run straight at the spikes.  But that's if you really 
    want to die.  Use the Bat Company soul to turn into a bat and navigate through 
    these treacherous shafts.  I'd diagram it, but it should be pretty obvious.  
    Once you've escaped this area, continue right.
    
    More spikes.  Great.  Hop over to the box and then to the solid ground.  Drop 
    down through the platforms, and get right up next to the wall (DON'T TOUCH 
    IT!).  Slide under it, stand back up, hop over the spikes, and continue.
    
    This next room is deceptively empty.  When you get to the middle, a Devil 
    appears!  Kill him (although you don't need it for reasons other than 
    completion purposes, this is the best room to take the Devil's soul.  You're 
    taking the Devil's soul.  Put _that_ in your pipe).  Continue on.
    
    This next room's got a bunch of Harpies.  Go back and forth between the two 
    rooms to collect a Harpy soul if you want it (as you're confronted by three 
    Harpies when you enter, and one Mandragora should take them all out).  At the 
    far left lies a door leading to...
    
    The Pinnacle
    ------------
    
    This is it!  The pinnacle of the game!  Go left to find Yoko swinging her hips 
    seductively.  Don't take that.  Smack her - she's a Succubus.  She goes naked 
    and then attacks you.  Backdash away from her when she starts the heart thing - 
    it hurts!  The next room has a Bugbear in it.  Kill it off (this is an easy 
    room to get its soul).  Continue until you find a hole.  Drop through it.  Kill 
    off the Werewolf in this room (this is a great room for his soul!) - he's 
    pretty dangerous.  He can shoot fire, charge at you, or hit the ground and 
    cause fire to burst up - and then continue your downward spiral.  Now you're 
    confronted with a Flame Demon.  His soul is pretty useful too, and there's no 
    better spot to get it.  Flame Demons shoot fire downward, so at first, you're 
    safe, but watch him when he's above you.  If you get his soul, set one 
    equipment set to have both the Bat Company and the Flame Demon soul, as you can 
    shoot fire as a bat now.  Drop down and take out the Werewolf.  Follow the room 
    to its conclusion.
    
    The next room has a Succubus.  Take her out from the entrance with Mandragora, 
    and then head to the top right exit to save.  Drop back down to where the 
    Succubus was and go left.  In the next room, you'll have an Erinys to contend 
    with.  Take her out before she can charge at you (she can also sit there and 
    destroy anything really close to her, so when you attack, do so from a 
    distance).  Drop down to the bottom, but avoid the Dead Warrior (take him out 
    from in the gap in the pillar, where you're safe).  Attack the floor below the 
    platforms to find a secret room containing a Truffle, and then hop up the two 
    platforms to your left to find a warp.  Now that you have it, backtrack back to 
    the last save point.  Note that this is a great area to get the Erinys, 
    Succubus, and Dead Warrior souls, since they're all right here, and there's a 
    save point right there.
    
    Once you're satisfied, head through the hole in the top of the shaft.  Go right 
    to connect the dots on the map, but then backtrack to the save point and take 
    the upper left exit in the room.  This room has a lot of Yoko-Succubi in it.  
    Although you can take them all out, the easiest way is just to jump in between 
    each Yoko (or fly over them all).  They don't transform into Succubi this way, 
    so you're safe.  You can also jump kick and run if you like to see Yoko lose 
    her clothes.  However you do it, at the far right side of the room is a door.
    
    Demon Guest House
    -----------------
    
    You're back!  Kill off the Persephone and the Succubi as you move left.  In the 
    next room with the Ghost Dancers, hop on the switch to open a hole to the 
    previous area of the Guest House.  You can drop through the hole in the floor 
    to find a Killer Clown (GET HIS SOUL!), but otherwise, head up.  The passage on 
    the right side of the room, as you use the chandeliers to ascend (if you don't 
    want to explore, just use Bat Company to get to the apex of the room) contains 
    a Mimic.  Kill it, and continue up.  Ignore the door on the left for now as you 
    continue climbing.  The top right room has a ton of female villains - Two 
    Witches, a Student Witch, a Persephone, two Liliths, and a Succubus.  Kill them 
    all, and exit the room.  Go left to find a Flame Demon, followed by a room with 
    an Iron Golem (this is a great room to get his soul in - Bat Company over him, 
    and use a soul like Une to inflict a lot of damage on him in a short period of 
    time).  Go back and save, and then head to the door in the middle of the room 
    on the left side that I told you to ignore.
    
    This room has three pink walls with pictures of three enemies on it.  As you 
    might guess, you need to attack each wall with the soul of the enemy.  That's 
    deep.  Anyway, the first is an Axe Armor (go back to the antechamber of the 
    drawbridge in the Lost Village if you need help with this soul).  The 
    subsequent is the Killer Clown - there are plenty of these around here (try the 
    room below the room you just came from).  The final one is the Ukoback, who 
    abounds in the Subterranean Hell.  Once you've cleared all three pillars, 
    continue left.  Make sure to destroy all the candles to get hearts.  In the 
    next room, wait until you've recovered your MP (it may be worthwhile to equip 
    Lilith, as that increases your INT), and then enter the boss door.
    
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                                    BOSS: PARANOIA?
    
    Paranoia is amazingly easy.  As you walk by the mirror, you'll notice a little 
    clown thing as your reflection!  Oh no!  Once you walk by it, this little clown 
    - Paranoia - will come out.  It will dash at you with its knife.  Jump over 
    this.  After awhile, it'll disappear into the big mirror and emerge from one of 
    the smaller ones.  From here it'll shoot a laser.  Although you can try to 
    guess how the laser will go, I just recommend ducking in the bottom right 
    corner and adapting if you need to.  Paranoia here falls really easily.
    
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    But you don't get a soul!  Interesting.  Let your MP recharge, continue left 
    through the boss door, but...
    
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                                    BOSS: PARANOIA
    
    This time it's for real.  This one's harder than the DDR series of the same 
    name if you're not sufficiently levelled up.
    
    Fortunately you had practice for this guy.  He'll float around the room and 
    occasionally pull an M. Bison head drop (you'll know this when he starts 
    floating directly over you - in this case, keep moving).  After a few rounds of 
    this, he'll hop into the big mirror and shoot lasers twice (instead of his 
    little reflection's (ha!) one round of lasering).  This requires as much skill 
    as the last to avoid - the best trick is to just minimize the damage (if a 
    laser hits you, jump out of the way).  You can also use the Medusa Head soul to 
    float in mid-air between the lasers.
    
    The best time to attack him is while he's floating.  You can also Mandragora 
    him once or twice after he drop kicks you, but other than that, keep your 
    health high, and you should do fine (level up if need be).
    
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    Now you get the PARANOiA soul (sorry, couldn't resist - it's esoteric, though).
    The next room has a call back to one of the previous rulers of the upper part 
    of the castle, Olrox, as you collect the Olrox's Suit.  Backtrack to the room 
    where you fought the smaller Paranoia, and use the Paranoia soul to enter the 
    mirror and collet a Mana Prism.  Now that we can enter the castle's myriad of 
    mirrors, it's time to go look for them.  With the Bat Company soul in tow, we 
    can get to all of the secret rooms the castle has to offer, so it's exploring 
    time!  This is completely optional - CTRL + F "***END EXPLORING***" if you want 
    to skip it, but otherwise, go back through the mirror, and head to The 
    Pinnacle's warp room.  Warp to The Lost Village.
    
    (side note: This part is terribly boring.  To save some monotony for both of 
    us, since you've been through these areas once already, with the exception of 
    the secret rooms, I'll give you a barebones walkthrough; refer to the first 
    visit sections if you need help)
    
    The Lost Village
    ----------------
    
    First off, head back to the first room of the game.  Use the Waiter Skeleton 
    soul to lure out the Yeti, and then use either the Flame Demon soul, the 
    Mandragora soul, or the Zephyr soul to kill him off.  Exit and re-enter until 
    you get his soul. From here, go to the drawbridge of the castle.  In the room 
    after that, fly up to the top.  Kill the Hell Boar and grab the Heart Pendant.  
    Now backtrack to the warp.
    
    From the warp, head to the middle right door in the room outside of the warp 
    room.  Move down through the room, killing the Ouija Table and the Zombie.  In 
    the next room, kill the Spin Devil, and go to the bottom right exit.  Slide 
    through all the Zombies, and you'll open a secret passage.  Drop through here 
    to get some Corn Soup and $2000.  Move back to the previous room, and continue 
    right.  You'll see a mirror here.  Enter the mirror, go right, and exit mirror 
    world to find a Tear of Blood.  Eww.  Leave this room, and backtrack to the 
    room with the Spin Demon in it.  Climb to the top of this room, and make your 
    way all the way right to the...
    
    Wizardry Lab
    ------------
    
    In here, head through the top right exit.  Use the stylus to clear away all of 
    the ice (as you now have the double jump, so you don't need to be too careful 
    here).  Make a hole through the ice here to get to the bottom, and use Paranoia 
    in the next room to find a Rosary.  Backtrack to the entry hall of this area 
    (you can use the Balore soul to clear away the ice even while the Bat Company 
    soul is enabled, so that helps immensely here).  Use your map to get you to the 
    room just outside of this area's warp room, and then use the top exit.  Work 
    your way through this room, and kill the enemies off the floor in the following 
    room (which is the room with a moving platform and a bunch of ice).  Go right 
    through this room on the floor until you get to the point where there's one 
    constant line of ice (instead of sporadic blocks).  Continue until the height 
    of that ice drops.  Make a hole in the fifth block of this series and Bat 
    Company up through it.  Use your weapon (preferrably something with an arc 
    movement, such as a Great Sword or an Axe) to make a hole in the ceiling.  Due 
    to a glitch in the game, you have to Bat Company through the hole to find a 
    Foie Gras.
    
    Backtrack to the warp, but this time, go to the bottom of the room.  In this 
    room, go all the way right, and continue right until you reach...
    
    Subterannean Hell
    -----------------
    
    Continue right until you reach the waterfall room.  Drop down, and go left.  
    Hop off the Devil-infested cliff and through the waterfall.  Now activate Bat 
    Company/Flame Demon.  Go down until you're under the platform from which you 
    jumped, and then fire (or de-transform and attack) the wall to your left.  This 
    will open up a secret chamber leading to an Eversing.  Very cool.  Now head a 
    few rooms right to get to the warp, and go to the Silenced Ruins.
    
    Silenced Ruins
    --------------
    
    It's like you never left!  Go left through the room with the Old Mate.  In the 
    following room, get to the left side, and then go straight up.  You'll reach a 
    shaft.  Ascend this shaft to the top, dodge the Larva, and go left.  This room 
    has a mirror, behind which is a Super Potion (what's kinda neat is that you can 
    see any Ghouls pop up in the room behind you).  Leave this room, and go all the 
    way right.
    
    Subterannean Hell
    -----------------
    
    Go through this room (if you've upgraded your hammer since the last visit, go 
    through the top right door and use it to win new prizes), and then go right in 
    the next room.  This is the Procel room.  Go all the way right through it.  In 
    the next room, get to the top of the pool, and then slowly descend through it 
    (by jumping a lot) and use the Une soul to clear out the Needles.  At the 
    bottom, head to the top, and then go right.
    
    Ignore the fishy smell, and make your way to the exit at the top right of this 
    room.  Go left until you reach...
    
    The Dark Chapel
    ---------------
    
    You'll be in the torture room chamber portion of this area (so ironic).  
    Remember that in this room, there are spikes on the ceiling that fall down on 
    you as you go.  So jump over those or suffer incredible pain (well, they're not 
    soft and snuggly).  Go left (use the Puppet Master soul to get through the 
    wall), and in the shaft, drop to the bottom.  Go right two rooms (watch out for 
    the falling spikes!) to reach a mirror.  Pass through it to get a Megingiord.  
    Cool name.  Now make your way to the Dark Chapel's warp room, and warp to the 
    Garden of Madness.
    
    Garden of Madness
    -----------------
    
    Work your way to the top of the shaft here, and use the top right exit of the 
    next room.  Ascend to the top of this shaft, and then go left.  Get to the top 
    right part of this room, kill the Corpseweed, and attack the ceiling above him.
    Use the Bat Company soul to get in there and acquire a Ninja Suit.  Leave this 
    room, and go right.  Follow the path until you get to a divergence.  Take the 
    left path to reach...
    
    Demon Guest House
    -----------------
    
    From the stairway, double jump and attack the ceiling.  Fly through the new 
    hole to get a Rune Ring.  Drop back through the floor, and run all the way 
    left.  When you get to a big room, use the lower left exit (not the floor) to 
    get back to that annoying sliding tile puzzle.  Move the tiles in this order:
    
    12 -> 8 -> 5 -> 10 -> 8 -> 3 -> 12 -> 5 -> 10 -> 8 -> 3 -> 12 -> 5 -> 3 -> 8
    -> 10 -> 3 
    
    Follow that path to find a mirror with Dracula's Tunic.  Go back, reset the 
    puzzle, and follow it to the area outside of the puzzle.  Head to the warp 
    room, and warp to our final destination, the Cursed Clock Tower!
    
    Cursed Clock Tower
    ------------------
    
    Drop down to the next room, and go right into the large clock tower.  Drop 
    through the hole in here, and make use of the bottom right exit (you can use 
    the Bat Company soul to overcome the spikes if need be).  Slide under the 
    spikes here, and descend the shaft until you reach the first door.  Go left, 
    kill the Bugbear, go left, drop to the floor, and go right again.  Use Paranoia 
    to go through the mirror in here to get a Platinum Stud - just like you!  And 
    now you're done!  Go back to the warp room, and warp to the Pinnacle!
    
    ***END EXPLORING***
    
    The Pinnacle
    ------------
    
    Head to the save room.  Go through the top hole, and move left to find a Dead 
    Warrior.  The best way to deal with him, I find, is to jump kick him until you 
    figure out just how far he'll go.  Then stand a few feet behind it (so he won't 
    hit you), and when he comes at you, toss a Mandragora.  Continuing left will 
    make you encounter a Mushussu.  This thing's weird.  It's basically an upgraded 
    Manticore (so watch the tail) plus a bad case of heartburn (jump over the 
    fireballs).  Keep going left to find one more Dead Warrior.
    
    Take out the Guillotiners as you ascend through the following chamber.  Go 
    through the hole at the top to arrive back in the snowy area on the roof.  Hop 
    up a few platforms, and toss a Mandragora at the Dead Crusader from the top of 
    the last platform.  Fly up to the point where the ceiling connects to the wall, 
    and attack the wall to enter a secret chamber containing a Durandal.  Cool!  Go 
    back down, and hop onto the Dead Crusader's platform, and drop down on the 
    Werewolf, who despite being an enemy, is no easier than his Symphony of the 
    Night boss form.  Take him out, and head right.
    
    Drop down through the platforms and take out the Guillotiner and the Mushassu.  
    You're now confronted by a new enemy: Alastor.  Alastor is this giant shadow 
    with a sword.  You can only be hurt by the sword, and attacking the sword is 
    the only way to hurt him.  Drop through the floor to get percentage for this 
    room, and then return to the previous room.  Hop up the platforms at the far 
    end of the room, collect the Mana Prism, and exit via the top-right exit of the 
    room.
    
    Once you've disposed of this room's Erinys and Dead Crusader, drop off to the 
    right, go through the column, and from the top platform, throw a Mandragora at 
    the Dead Crusader.  Kill the Erinys, grab the Lance, drop down, and exit the 
    room.
    
    Kill off the three Werewolves in this room (the sound they make when they die 
    is akin to that which my mom makes when she wakes up), and head through the 
    left door to find WHOAMYGOSH WHAT IS THAT?
    
    That large hunk there is a Final Guard.  The trick to besting him is to fly 
    over him with Bat Company and take him from behind.  His sword can't hurt you 
    unless it's attacking, so you can fly over him safely, even if it seems like 
    he'll hit you with his sword.  Once you've beaten him, go to the middle of the 
    room.  You'll see a projector.  Hit it with Rycuda's soul to start it up and to 
    summon Mothman, the final hidden soul.  Kill him and hope you nab his soul 
    (otherwise, repeat the process - you don't have to kill the Final Guards if you 
    don't want to).  Once you're done, kill off the last Final Guard in the same 
    manner as you killed the first, and then backtrack to the werewolf room, and 
    this time, exit through the top exit.
    
    The following room has four lion statues.  Break them for items, and then head 
    through the hole at the top via Bat Company.  Kill off the Flame Demon and the 
    Werewolves as you make your way to the top of this room.  Head through the hole 
    at the top to find a room with a Final Guard and three treasure chests.  Deal 
    with these accordingly, and backtrack to the previous room.  Once you eradicate 
    the enemies again, make use of the bottom left exit.  This next room has Dead 
    Warriors.  Kill them as you go to the left (note that you should also fly 
    through here for the sake of map completion).
    
    In the next room, go through the door on the left and save, and then head 
    through the hole in the top of the room.  Up here, you'll find four Bugbears.  
    Eliminate them (one Flame Demon shot works wonders), and continue left to find 
    a very traditional area: the antechamber to Dracula!  The famous stairway to 
    the maw of Hell itself!  It's actually pretty dull, but there's something eerie 
    about it anyway.  From the entrance, fly up to find an exit leading to the 
    right.  This room is another Final Guard treasure room, so once you're done 
    here, go back to the Drac approach room.  Go all the way through this room 
    (make sure it's totally covered on the map), and when you enter the following 
    room, jump up and to the right, and use something that'll hit above you (a 
    Great Sword or Axe weapon works here).  This'll open a secret room.
    
    Fly up there to get a Fragarach and Satan's Ring.  Cool.  If I were you, I'd 
    equip what you want, go back and save, and then return here.  I really mean it 
    - save.  We're about to get the worst ending, and you wanna be able to just go 
    straight to the decent ending when you come back.  Anyway, go through the boss 
    door, watch the scene, ignore the thing in the mirror, and fight...
    
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                                BOSS: DARIO BOSSI MK. 2
    
    Same old same old.  He can shoot fireballs in three directions:
    
                 o---o----------o
         F       |Key|          |
                 o---o          |
    D    F       | D - Dario    |
                 | F - Fireball |
         F       o--------------o
    
    
    They're easy enough to dodge.  As before, when he says "Hahahaha!" he's gonna 
    pull out the two fire columns.  Don't get trapped between them (as a third 
    emerges between them).  If you hit him enough, he'll teleport around.  The room 
    is divided into three sides: the left, the middle, and the right.  You'll know 
    on which side he'll appear because the demon in the mirror will go to that side 
    of the mirror.  He can pound the ground to produce a fire wave, which you 
    should just jump over.  Once you've seriously hurt him (he'll clutch his 
    heart), he'll have a new attack: he'll send two fiery dragons in a wave pattern 
    like so:
    
       1     2     o---o----------o
      1 1   2 2    |Key|          |
     1   1 2   2   o---o          |
    D     1     1  | D - Dario    |
     2   2 1   1   | 1 - Dragon 1 |
      2 2   1 1    | 2 - Dragon 2 |
       2     1     o--------------o
    
    (sinusoidally)
    
    And they'll go to the end of the room.  The trick is just to Bat Company over 
    them.
    
    Just hit him when you can.  It's not too hard.  In between attacks and during 
    the fire column attacks are the best time.  I just Mandragoraed him to death 
    (with a dash of sword smashing).  It's really simple, and the sealing is 
    automatic.
    
    Another good strategy - a really good one - is the Frozen Shade soul.  I had it 
    maxed out at the time, but if you just use that, you'll end the fight before it 
    begins - it's super effective on poor Dario.
    
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    Congratulations!  Sit back and enjoy the worst ending.
    
    When you reload, come right back here.
    
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                                BOSS: DARIO BOSSI MK. 2
    
    This time, if you didn't figure this out last time, use Paranoia to get through 
    the looking glass.
    
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                                      BOSS: AGUNI
    
    I've heard that his name comes from the Sanskrit for "fire" and that it's a 
    weird way of saying "agony."  Both apply.
    
    He's a seriously offensive creature; his attacks are devestating.  He can fly 
    up off the screen.  When he does this, run!  Don't run too close to the walls.  
    He'll fall somewhere close to you (unless you stop running - then he'll fall on 
    you) and let out a fire wave.  Jump over this.  He can spit fire at the ground, 
    which manifets itself in waves.  Jump over them (there will be multiple waves). 
    Be aware that they'll gather on the wall, so don't be too close to the wall 
    when he does this attack.  Aguni can attack you with his claws.  He'll do this 
    three or four times in a row, and the trick is just to slide away from the claw 
    that's gonna hit you (which you can figure out by looking at which one he 
    raises).  The trick is to slide away from his whole body too, so he doesn't 
    switch claws.  Aguni can swoop at you (he'll move away from you a little bit 
    and then swoop).  Slide under this.  He can do it a few times in a row, so 
    watch out.
    
    So how do you cope with this crazy threat?  I recommend the Merman soul - you 
    probably have a few of them by now.  I also recommend something from the Great 
    Sword/Axe line of weaponry.  When he tries to slam you and creates the fire 
    waves, jump over the wave, and hit him with Merman/your weapon.  When he spits 
    fire, Aguni is a sitting duck.  Hit him with all you've got.  When he claws 
    you, just dodge; don't attack, and when he swoops, with an arcing weapon like 
    the two kinds I recommended, you can hit him as he passes.  The interrim pause 
    between attacks is also a prime time for your own attack.  He's hard, but once 
    you get his attacks down, he'll go down pretty easily.
    
    The Axe Armor soul also works here.
    
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    Grab the soul, and head back to the other side of the mirror.  Watch the scene 
    (Dario runs away like a little girl!).  Once Celia lures you to the...*sigh* 
    center of the castle (it's always there), go to the next room.  Grab the Magic 
    Seal V (it's freaking COMPLICATED - practice it!).  There's no way around the 
    fact that now you have to get back to The Pinnacle's warp room, and it's a long 
    walk.  Use your map.  Play with Aguni's soul too - it's good stuff.  Once you 
    get to the warp room, warp to the Garden of Madness.
    
    Garden of Madness
    -----------------
    
    First, it's really important that you go down and save, as you're about to get 
    the medium ending.  Once you've saved, go back to the warp.  Ascend this shaft, 
    and then go right.  Upon entering the next room, kill the Mollusca, and now you 
    can finally enter this door!  You'll witness a scene where Celia kills Mina.  
    Soma becomes the dark lord.  OH SNAP!  Julius and Arikado talk about unleashing 
    their powers.  This unlocks Julius Mode.  Now restart the game.
    
    Come back to this room, but before you enter, equip Mina's Talisman, which you 
    got from Arikado early on.  After seeing the new scene, head back to the 
    Garden's warp room, and warp to the Lost Village.  Get some Anti-Venoms, 
    Uncurse Potions, and other helpful items before warping to the Condemned 
    Tower..
    
    Condemned Tower
    ---------------
    
    Go right two rooms to the now shaft where you fought Gergoth.  Drop to the 
    bottom (it's cooler if you jump kick), and go left.  Grab the Tasty Meat from 
    above you with Bat Company, and then go all the way right.  After you watch the 
    scene (Arikado walks off the edge), drop down through the hole to reach...
    
    Mine of Judgment
    ----------------
    
    Go left from the entryway to encounter a Tanjelly.  Kill it (don't let it touch 
    you, or you'll get poisoned), and keep going left.  Drop to the bottom of this 
    area to find a good friend, Slogra.  Hit him once to make him lose his spear, 
    kill him, and then keep going left.  Use the save point, drop down to the 
    bottom for map completion, and then backtrack two rooms.  Drop to the very 
    bottom of this room, kill the Slogra and the Tanjelly, and then move onto the 
    next room.  Drop to the bottom of this room, kill the Slogra, come back up, and 
    go left.
    
    Aguni works wonders on Tanjellies, and this one is no exception.  Kill it, and 
    move down the shaft.  When you get to an exit, you'll see some little upgraded 
    Fleamen - Rippers - below you.  Drop an Aguni down there to kill them, and then 
    move on.  The same idea applies in the next room - go to the bottom killing 
    enemies, come back up, and exit.  Kill the Tanjellies in the next room as you 
    work your way to the bottom.  At the bottom is, among surprise Tanjellies that 
    can scare you, a Giant Slug.  Drop an Aguni on his head (it's a Mollusca with a 
    shell), and exit.  The next room has a Bugbear and a Slogra to contend with 
    before moving on (note that if you're not going for experience and map 
    completion, you can just skip this part and move directly to the next room 
    without fighting).
    
    Carefully drop to the bottom of this shaft (there are two Tanjellies), and 
    exit.  Now you've got a new enemy: Slogra's counterpart, Gaibon.  He'll fly 
    around shooting fire, and when he's almost dead, he'll turn around and shoot 
    big fireballs.  Take care of him quickly, knock out the Slogra at the bottom, 
    and continue.  This shaft has three Gaibons and a Tanjelly, so be really 
    careful.  Once they're gone, keep going.
    
    Take out the myriad of Slogras and Tanjellies here, and then continue.  Once 
    you dispatch the Gaibon in this shaft, the first exit you come to leads you to 
    a warp.  Take it to The Lost Village, shop/save, and then come back.  Continue 
    to the bottom (watch out for the Giant Slug at the bottom), and then go right.  
    The next room is ostensibly the best room in the game for getting the Giant 
    Slug's soul, so remember that.  It nullifies poison, so it might not be a bad 
    idea to use it in this area.  Once you're done, keep going right.
    
    That said, you're only gonna encounter two more poisonous enemies in this 
    level.  Drop to the bottom of the next shaft, which has two Tanjellies.  The 
    right room is a save point, so make use of it.  The left leads to the boss.
    
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                                      BOSS: DEATH
    
    Consider that when you win this battle, you will steal Death's soul.  Think 
    about that one for a minute.
    
    If you're not too distracted with those deep thoughts, Death has two forms.  
    The attack pattern of his first form is divided into two parts.  He swoops 
    around in both patterns, but that's the only similarity.  The first is when he 
    has his scythe.  He's got two attacks: he'll turn sideways and chase you.  When 
    he does this, run!  He'll try and sickle ya.  When he misses, double jump (if 
    you run into a wall, use Death's head as a jump-kicking object), as he swings 
    again.  His other scythe attack is to send it flying into the air.  IT'll spin 
    and then break into a lot of little sickles.  The idea is to get as far away 
    from these as possible, and then use your sword to destroy the ones coming at 
    you.  This leads to his other attack pattern: sans scythe.  When he does this, 
    he'll summon three illusion Deaths to fire a very real laser beam at you.  
    Either get in between these fake Deaths, or get out beyond their range 
    entirely.  He'll still float around.
    
    Really, you can attack Death whenever there's a pause or during his scytheless 
    phase - you can attack him whenever, but those are the easiest times.  I 
    recommend the Mandragora.  I recommend again using an arcing weapon, like a 
    Great Sword or an Axe.
    
    His second form looks really funky and has a black hole in him.  He's got three 
    basic attacks now.  His first is to vanish.  When he does this, he'll reappear 
    next to you and try to scythe you.  The instant you see him appear, double 
    jump, and you'll avoid it (get ready to duck or slide if he does it twice).  
    His second is to spin his scythe.  When he does this, get under him.  He'll 
    send it in a circle around the room, and you'll wanna jump over it while 
    dodging the little sickles he sends out at you.  Occasionally, he won't get the 
    scythe back.  He'll then fire four white shots to the left and to the right.  
    Note in which direction he fires first.  This will cause four large skulls to 
    come try to bite you.  Double jump away from the first one (you'll know which 
    direction it's coming from, since that's the direction Death shot the white 
    shot at), and when after the skull bites, fall back towards the skull.  Repeat 
    this for the remaining three skulls.
    
    It's a lot easier to attack Death this time.  You can do it whenever, but make 
    sure that dodging those skulls is your top priority - their bark is not worse 
    than their bite.
    
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    Head left.  Press up to enter the portal - Death's Door, it would seem - and to 
    enter the final area of the game!
    
    The Abyss
    ---------
    
    Drop down through the floor to get to the main part of The Abyss.  Notice the 
    fiery background.  We're gonna be going through the circles (well, pyramids) of 
    Hell Dante-style!  Save to your left real fast, and then come back here.  
    You'll meet the one and only Arc Demon in the game.  His soul is rare, and he 
    takes awhile to beat.  I recommend getting his soul, however, not because it's 
    useful, but because you'll level up as you fight this guy (he nets you 666 
    experience points per kill).  He'll swoop around or summon three balls that'll 
    float around and then fire at you.  Dodge them.  Once you beat him, save, come 
    back, and repeat until you get his soul.
    
    Either way, once you've taken care of business, go right.  Watch out!  Just 
    beyond the platform is a fire column.  Wait for it to subside before moving on.
    Jump onto the ledge and go right, but watch out for the fire column that comes 
    just after the ledge.  Once it has been quenched, drop down to where the fire 
    column was, move left, and drop through the hole.
    
    When you enter the next area, you'll see a bunch of Rippers below you.  I 
    recommend using Death's soul to take them out from up here, where you're safe.  
    Once they're gone, move right carefully - right at the second dragon statue in 
    the background is another fire column.  Once at the end of this ledge, drop 
    down, eliminate any remaining Rippers, and go left.  Watch out for the same 
    fire column from before, and be wary of the two Flame Demons you'll encounter 
    (there is a fire column at the second Flame Demon as well).  Just beyond him is 
    yet another fire column (you can see little magma buildups on the ground where 
    the columns will emerge from), and exit the room.
    
    The next two rooms are filler rooms, but if you watch your map, you'll see that 
    you've teleported elsewhere.  Now you're in the muddy region of The Abyss.  
    There's an Alastor to deal with.  You'll sink through the mud/quicksand (I only 
    call it mud because there's an enemy here called the Mud Demon), but all that 
    does is slow you down.  Once at the bottom of this room, exit to the left.
    
    In here, kill the Erinys, and move to the center of the quicksand.  Let 
    yourself fall to the bottom to find a lamp with a Hippogryph soul in it!  This 
    is the equivalent of Circle of the Moon's Roc Wing - it allows you to jump 
    really high with no MP cost.  It's really helpful for the last boss.  Use it to 
    get back to the top of the quicksand, and then work your way to the top of the 
    room.
    
    In the next room, you'll meet one of only four Heart Eaters in the game (the 
    other three are in the same room in the Wizardry Lab).  Kill it.  There's also 
    a Mud Demon.  His soul is the mud equivalent of the Procel soul, so you'll want 
    it.  The best way is to jump into this room, get into the right mud patch, and 
    toss a Mandragora.  It'll hit both enemies (if not, use an arcing weapon to get 
    the Mud Demon when he's fully formed).  Repeat until you have one of the souls.
    From there, continue through the room (there's one more Mud Demon), and exit 
    through the hole in the floor at the far end.
    
    This room pits you against more Mud Demons.  The trick is to wait until they 
    vanish under the mud.  Drop down into the mud, and wait for them to come back.  
    Throw a Mandragora when they do.  Repeat until you exit the room.  You'll now 
    find two more filler rooms.
    
    Now you're in the icy region.  Three Frozen Shades await you here.  The Flame 
    Demon soul works wonders on them.  Kill them as you move through the room and 
    exit through the hole at the bottom.  The next room pits you against Stolas.  
    Stolas' attack is to summon Erinyses and Devils.  Kill them as you whittle away 
    the Stolas' health.  Once he's dead (you can soul hunt for him here or later; 
    it's up to you), exit the room through the next hole.
    
    The subsequent room seems really quiet...until you find the Final Guard.  Then 
    it's loud and obnoxious.  Kill it by flying behind it, and then move on to the 
    final room in the icy portion of The Abyss.  This room has some Malachis and 
    two White Dragons.  Stand under the first and Mandragora them both to death.  
    After that, proceed through the two filler rooms.
    
    Now you're in the part I associate most closely with Hell.  And with a whale's 
    digestive system.  You first encounter the end of the Barbariccia series of 
    enemies, the Malacoda (all of whom are named for devils in Dante's Inferno, to 
    which I've made constant references already).  Kill him off, drop to the 
    bottom, Hippogryph up to the ledge to the right, and move on.
    
    There's an Erinys to contend with in this room.  Kill her, drop to the bottom, 
    and kill the Mud Demon.  As you ascend to the top of this room, enter the first 
    door to save, and then enter the door at the top for a boss fight.
    
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                                     BOSS: ABADDON
    
    Abaddon, the "Angel of the Abyss" is just a crazy conductor.  Imagine your 
    music teacher from when you were nine years old.  Then imagine her IN HELL 
    CONDUCTING BUGS.
    
    Abaddon himself has no attacks other than hopping around.  Dodge this.  He'll 
    wave his baton in a pattern, and a SWARM OF LOCUSTS will follow this pattern.  
    Here's how to dodge:
    
    U-Shaped: Get in the middle of the room, and continuously use Hippogryph until
              the locusts are gone.
    Sideways: Locusts will come horizontally at you at three different heights.
              Use Bat Company to get in between two rows of locusts.
    L-shaped: It's an upside down L, but the locusts will come from the right and
              then hook down.  The only safe way to do this is to get really close
              to the wall (which wall, you ask?  The wall they're coming from -
              watch the baton).
    Crescent: It's a sideways U.   Use Bat Company to get into the hole between
              the locusts coming out from the wall and the locusts going back in
              (again, it depends on which side they're coming from).
    
    You can jumpkick the locusts or Abaddon himself if need be.  Despite the easy 
    pattern, Abaddon is no walk in the park.  Damage him between locust attacks and 
    while he's hopping around.  Make sure you dodge the locusts, though; that's 
    your top priority.  Seal him up to win (it's a really gruesome death scene).
    
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    Go back and save after defeating Abaddon.  Pass through the filler room to get 
    to the next logical section of Hell, the SUPER SPACE CADET circle!  You first 
    face Malacoda.  Once you hop over the partition, there's another Malacoda, but 
    there's also a Black Panther.  He runs from one side to another.  Kill him, and 
    make sure you get his soul - it makes life so so so much easier - you can hold 
    down R and run super fast.  It's great.  Continue on to find one more Malacoda.
    Exit through the hole in the top of the room.
    
    There's one more Stolas to contend with here.  Kill him, and move onto the next 
    room with its aurora borealises.  It has an Iron Golem, so fly over it and work 
    it with the Une soul, but watch out for the Black Panther too.  Once both have 
    been destroyed, keep on going.  This room has a Giant Slug.  Kill it from below 
    with an arcing weapon, and move through the room.  Exit through the top and go 
    through the two filler rooms to arrive at the final portion of The Abyss.
    
    Now you're in the spiky region?  Hop over the spikes carefully, and take out 
    the Erinys and Tanjelly from afar.  Jump over to their platform, hop to the 
    next one, hop onto the skulls, and exit the room.  Kill the Succubus from below 
    with an arc weapon/Mandragora, and kill the White Dragon from behind the spikes 
    with a Mandragora.  Bat Company over the spikes (just in case; in fact, I 
    reccomend you use Bat Company until you're over the first set of spikes on the 
    top ledge), and continue.  There's a warp at the far end.  This is the final 
    warp.  Use it as you wish (go to The Lost Village to shop.  You can also go to 
    the bell tower in the Dark Chapel - you first accessed the Condemned Tower 
    through here - and Hippogryph into the bells to get a Bell, the final secret 
    item; note that to warp back to The Abyss, warp to the warp room in the bottom 
    left corner of the map), and continue.  The final room houses a save point.  
    Use it.
    
    Now at this point, what you do is up to you.  If you want to get the Chaos 
    Ring, which will make the final fight so much easier, you need to collect every 
    single soul in the game.  This is clearly an arduous task, so you don't have 
    to.  If you want to save that task for your next playthrough, warp back to The 
    Lost Village.  Collect the souls necessary to upgrade your favorite weapon line 
    to its complete extention (this will normally require a boss soul, so if you 
    want the Chaos Ring, do this after you've gotten the Chaos Ring), and go to the 
    left side of the final room.  Otherwise, once you're done collecting all the 
    souls in the game, go to the icy area of The Abyss (you should probably come in 
    via the Mine of Judgment entrance), and you'll find the Chaos Ring in plain 
    sight on the far ledge in the first room.  Once you've got it, equip it, and 
    head to the left side of the final room to find a portal - Death's Door again - 
    that'll take you to the final boss.
    
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                                     BOSS: MENACE
    
    Alright, this final boss is really ugly.
    
    Anyway, his first form has three attacks.  The first is summon spears from 
    below.  When he does this, get in the middle of the screen to avoid them.  His 
    second attack is to summon spears from above (get to the sides to dodge this), 
    and his final attack is spewing poisonous gas (get to the right side to avoid 
    it).  Jump and attack the glowing head (not the one that shoots the gas) to 
    cause damage in between attacks, and this form will fall really easily.
    
    The second form is really weird.  When you're on the platforms, he'll shoot out 
    little sets of teeth.  Destroy these.  He can also hit you with his hands, so 
    watch the hands to figure out when they're gonna strike.  That's all it does.
    
    Hippogryph is your friend here.  Use it to get onto the platforms and attack 
    the head inside the skull - you can't damage him while the skull is covering 
    the head.  Once you've destroyed the head, drop to the ground.  Now you have to 
    take out this freaky head that's on its knee.  Watch out for him stomping on 
    you, and it'll go down quickly.  Such an easy final boss.
    
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    Congratulations!  You beat the game with the good ending!  Now try Julius Mode!
    
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    Name    : Flying Armor
    Location: The Lost Village
    Strategy: First real boss fight time!  Flying Armor is a floating creature with 
              two hovering swords.  These swords act as a sort of barrier, such 
              that it's difficult for you to get close to him.  Watch for the tips 
              of the sword - when they flash, the swords are about to attack you.  
              They do this in one of two ways - if the swords are both facing you 
              (they're normally facing down), then when they flash, their positions 
              will be locked in, and they'll fire straight in the direction they're 
              pointed in, meaning don't be in their way.  If the swords are pointed 
              diagonally up in either direction, they'll circle around and try to 
              squish you; jump over them to avoid the piercing blow.  This is the 
              easier of the two to dodge.  Now, if you don't have the Axe Armor 
              soul, this is the time to attack, as he's defenseless for the moment.
              Beat up on him until the swords come back, rinse, and repeat.  His 
              only other attack is floating around, which isn't so much an attack, 
              per se, as much as a horrible video game cliche (i.e., the "touch of 
              death") at its finest.
    
              If you have it, though, now's the time to use the Axe Armor soul.  It 
              makes the fight loads easier - you can just make a slight hop, 
              regardless of where the swords are (unless the swords are, you know, 
              inside of you), toss an axe, cause damage (as each axe will not only 
              hit for a fair amount of damage, but it'll also hit multiple times), 
              and repeat.  Just make sure to watch out for the sword attacks, and 
              resort to the earlier strategy when your MP runs low.
    
              If your HP falls below a certain level (i.e., how much HP each of the 
              Flying Armor's attacks take away from you), remember that you do have 
              three Potions, so feel free to use one.
    
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    Name    : Balore
    Location: Wizardry Lab
    Strategy: A beam suddenly cuts through the ice!  Go through the ice to find 
              Balore himself.  Balore has two basic attacks, and the safest place 
              to evade both of them is right in between his hands.  His most 
              obvious attack is a GIANT laser beam that comes out of his eye.  
              There'll be a dead giveaway when he's about to use this attack - 
              you'll see him charge it.  When you see it, immediately duck to avoid
              the beam.  His other attack is to punch with one of his fists.  You 
              can avoid all of these if you're positioned where I told you to be.  
              When he brings his fist close to him, though, jump on it (and then 
              jump off when the coast is clear) to avoid being hit by it.
    
              The easiest way to take him out is with a weapon with a sweeping 
              motion, like the Axe.  Simply jump, use it, and repeat until Balore 
              is no more!
    
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    Name    : Dmitrii Blinov
    Location: The Dark Chapel
    Strategy: After a nice cutscene (imagine him saying that with a Russian accent; 
              it's funnier), you'll fight Dmitrii with cool music.  He'll lumber 
              over to you and use the Cthulu attack you just saw.  That attack's 
              easy to dodge, but you want an easier one.  I recommend using either 
              an Une, a Student Witch, a Skeleton, or a Zombie soul.  Regardless, 
              Dmitrii is very easy to figure out.  He'll use whatever soul you've 
              used on him (and when you use a new one, he'll copy that too), knife 
              you if you get close, jump around, or dash backwards - he's 
              essentially Soma.
    
              I recommend using whatever soul you're using to beat him.  
              Additionally, if you have a long range weapon (e.g., an Axe), you can 
              use that too.  Jump towards him, smack him, and move away.  Rinse and 
              repeat.  He's a very easy boss.  Note that you don't need to use a 
              Magic Seal at the end.
    
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    Name    : Malphas
    Location: The Dark Chapel
    Strategy: Malphas is exactly like Symphony of the Night's Karasuman.  He's just 
              as easy too.  Malphas has three basic attacks.  The first is an 
              attack where he summons black ravens to him and faces you.  When you 
              see this, move so that you're behind him (when he flies up) so you 
              can dodge his onslaught of black feathers.  For his second attack, he 
              flies and faces you, the player (not you Soma; i.e., he's facing 
              forward).  When he does this, get under him to dodge the blue 
              feathers.  His final attack is to summon these orbs which will try to 
              track you down.  Jump over them.  The best plan is to stay under him 
              while he's in the air - if you see an orb forming, run away, and when 
              they come near you, jump back towards Malphas; if you see blue 
              feathers, stay still.  When he lands, you know he's about to break 
              into the first attack.
    
              In between attacks, smack him a few times.  This is really easy with 
              the first attack, as he's firing away from you, making him a sitting 
              duck...er, raven.  Mutant raven.  You get it.  Make sure to have the 
              stylus ready for the Magic Seal.  Also, make sure you remember how to 
              do the seal (start from the top right, go to the bottom left, to the 
              bottom right, to the top left).
    
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    Name    : Dario Bossi
    Location: Garden of Madness
    Strategy: After a nice, friendly chat with Dario, you'll get ready to fight - 
              again with awesome music.
    
              This fiery foe presents way more of a threat than his counterpart 
              did, but he's still nothing you can't handle.  His attacks are thus: 
              He can shoot a fireball at you.  Jump over the fireball (there's a 
              trend!).  His other attacks are preceded by a "Hahaha!" - these 
              include a fire wave (jump over this) - though the "Hahaha!" here 
              comes right when he punches the ground, teleporting (if he wants to 
              be Drac, he's got this down!), and creating fire pillars (the trend 
              with these is that he'll create one fire pillar close to him.  A 
              second fire pillar will emerge at a length away from him, and shortly 
              thereafter, another will come up between these two.  The trick is to, 
              when you see the first fire pillar, run away from Dario.  If you need 
              help figuring out the locations of these pillars, right before they 
              come up, you'll see some fire, followed by the pillar).
    
              The time to extinguish this pugnacious punk is after he attacks.  
              There's a pause between each attack.  Move in - preferably with a 
              quick weapon or with a Bullet Soul - attack, and get ready to move 
              away to counter his next attack.  Familiars don't help too much.
    
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    Name    : Puppet Master
    Location: Demon Guest House
    Strategy: I dislike this boss.  He's got three main attacks.  He can summon 
              miniature ghosts who fly around and try to hurt you (kill them off).  
              The second is to summon a monster to hold in his hand.  You need to 
              destroy this monster, or you'll switch places with him and end up in 
              one of the spiked coffins.  The third and most effective - he's plain 
              ugly.
    
              Your top priority are the monsters in his hands - if you get into a 
              coffin, it will hurt a lot.  You'll see and hear some blue sparks 
              when he's summoning the monster.  Destroy it (it'll take two hits), 
              and then attack the Puppet Master himself.  The Mandragora soul is 
              great for inflicting damage on the Puppet Master himself.
    
              As for the monsters, use the Doppleganger soul - equip your Knife to 
              the B attack setting, and when you hear the Puppet Master summon a 
              monster, do two quick jabs to defeat the monster, switch back to set 
              A, and move on.
    
              The Mandragora is also great for destroying all of the little 
              marionettes he sends out.
    
              With this strategy, he should be relatively simple.  The biggest 
              danger is just getting coffined up in a coffin.
    
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    Name    : Rahab
    Location: Subterannean Hell
    Strategy: At first glance, you're screwed.  You're fighting a water foe.  You 
              can't swim underwater.  Yay!
    
              His attacks are fairly simple.  Rahab can jump out of the water and 
              fall back in.  Occasionally, he'll launch some icicles below him, so
              watch out for those.  He can also fire ice that turns into platforms.
              You can tell where Rahab is by the air bubbles.
    
              If you have a good Bullet Soul (e.g., Mandragora), a weapon like the 
              Great Sword or the Axe, or even the Bomber Armor soul, you might be 
              able to hit him while he's underwater, but your best bet is to wait 
              for him to shoot ice platorms.  Jump onto the platforms as leverage 
              to attack.
    
              So that's basically your strategy - wait him out, attack when you 
              can, and be done with it.  He can't hurt you that much.  Also, note 
              that you don't have to hit his head - anywhere on his body will do.
    
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    Name    : Gergoth
    Location: Condemned Tower
    Strategy: This boss is a pain.  If you have too hard a time against him, use 
              the Great Axe Armors to level up (there's a room with one right near 
              the boss room).
    
              The strategy for this is almost counterintuitive.  The first thing I 
              want to do when I see a giant dinosaur - and ask people from Tokyo; 
              they'd agree - is run.  You want to get right next to him.  Be under 
              his head and duck, as it's the best place to counter his three 
              attacks.  His first is to shoot this massive beam at you.  When he 
              does this, get right next to his feet and duck.  It's ever so 
              critical to dodge this attack.  If you disagree, get hit by it and 
              check the damage.  His second is to back into the back wall and then 
              jump across the room.  When he does this, run with him.  Get so his 
              rib cage will land on you, and then duck - this keeps you safe.  His 
              third attack his harder to counter - it will appear that he is 
              charging up for the beam, but he'll bite.  All you can do is dodge as 
              you would the laser.
    
              As for attacking, just do it constantly.  Toss a few Mandragrenades 
              (Mandragora + grenade), hit him with your sword, and just make sure 
              to dodge his attacks, as they hurt like crazy.  When the battle's 
              halfway over, his face will turn red.  Back away to the closest wall.
              He'll go ballistic and break the floor.
    
              At the bottom, he'll - and this is one of the greatest scenes in the 
              game - get his head stuck in the ground.  Let him have it at this 
              point.  When he breaks free, the battle really gets rough.  He loses 
              his anklets and can seriously jump around now.  Slide under him when 
              he jumps.  His other new trick is to shoot gas out of his rib cage 
              (as opposed to...).  Dodge this gas - it's really localized to right 
              in front of him, so just get away.  Other than that, he keeps the 
              same old attacks, so you keep the same old dodges.  You get his sweet 
              soul when you finally seal him away.
    
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    Name    : Zephyr
    Location: Cursed Clock Tower
    Strategy: Of no relation to the water company, Zephyr is your staple time 
              freezing boss, so we need to show this poor excuse for Flashman who's 
              boss (no pun intended)!
    
              Zephyr struts a lot, but he has two attack types: The first involves 
              him curling up.  He'll laugh and freeze time, and instead of taking 
              this time to slash the heck out of you, he flies over you, laying out 
              knives in a strategic pattern above you.  Once he resumes time and 
              gravity kicks in, they fall.  In the interrim between time resuming 
              and the knives falling - if this isn't obvious - get out of the way!  
              Get into a gap between knives.  His curling attack involves him 
              charging at you.  Jump over him.  
    
              His other attack type is the non-time freezing variety.  He can also 
              simply toss a dagger (jump over it) or slash you (back away).  This 
              is indicated by him curling up while still standing up.  If he jumps 
              onto the ceiling, he'll jump down towards you, bringing a knife down 
              with him.  Dodge them both by sliding under them.
    
              Slash him while he's struting.  Mandragora is particularly effective.
              Make sure to use the Magic Seal IV that you just acquired to seal him 
              away.  Zephyr doesn't take much in the way of pain before he goes 
              down the drain. 
    
              And that's another water joke.
    
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    Name    : Bat Company
    Location: Silenced Ruins
    Strategy: First off, this is a really dumb name for a boss.  I mean, BAT 
              COMPANY!  AHH!!  Come on now, Konami.
    
              Anyway, as per the name, it's a bunch of bats.  But they're not just 
              bats.  They're _red_ bats.  Anyway, it'll assemble into one of three 
              patterns:
    
              1.) It'll turn into a giant hand that chases you.  Run away.  Duh.
    
              2.) It'll start shooting these blue rings.  The best strategy for 
                  these is to equip some rapid fire soul to protect you (e.g., 
                  Skeleton) or to jump kick the rings.
    
              3.) The most common form, the Bat Company will form a bat and swoop 
                  at you.  Jump kick it to dodge the swoops.
    
              It's easiest to attack with a sword or with Mandragora and to do so 
              during either the first or third attacks.  Jump kick to escape if 
              need be (hit it - but don't hit the bat in between the wings, or it 
              won't work), and this terrible - this really bat - boss will go down 
              sooner than you can call him batty.
    
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    Name    : Paranoia?
    Location: Demon Guest House
    Strategy: Paranoia is amazingly easy.  As you walk by the mirror, you'll notice 
              a little clown thing as your reflection!  Oh no!  Once you walk by 
              it, this little clown - Paranoia - will come out.  It will dash at 
              you with its knife.  Jump over this.  After awhile, it'll disappear 
              into the big mirror and emerge from one of the smaller ones.  From 
              here it'll shoot a laser.  Although you can try to guess how the 
              laser will go, I just recommend ducking in the bottom right corner 
              and adapting if you need to.  Paranoia here falls really easily.
    
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    Name    : Paranoia
    Location: Demon Guest House
    Strategy: This time it's for real.  This one's harder than the DDR series of 
              the same name if you're not sufficiently levelled up.
    
              Fortunately you had practice for this guy.  He'll float around the 
              room and occasionally pull an M. Bison head drop (you'll know this 
              when he starts floating directly over you - in this case, keep 
              moving).  After a few rounds of this, he'll hop into the big mirror 
              and shoot lasers twice (instead of his little reflection's (ha!) one 
              round of lasering).  This requires as much skill as the last to avoid 
              - the best trick is to just minimize the damage (if a laser hits you, 
              jump out of the way).  You can also use the Medusa Head soul to float 
              in mid-air between the lasers.
    
              The best time to attack him is while he's floating.  You can also 
              Mandragora him once or twice after he drop kicks you, but other than 
              that, keep your health high, and you should do fine (level up if need 
              be).
    
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    Name    : Dario Bossi Mk. 2
    Location: The Pinnacle
    Strategy: Same old same old.  He can shoot fireballs in three directions:
    
                           o---o----------o
                   F       |Key|          |
                           o---o          |
              D    F       | D - Dario    |
                           | F - Fireball |
                   F       o--------------o
    
    
              They're easy enough to dodge.  As before, when he says "Hahahaha!" 
              he's gonna pull out the two fire columns.  Don't get trapped between 
              them (as a third emerges between them).  If you hit him enough, he'll 
              teleport around.  The room is divided into three sides: the left, the 
              middle, and the right.  You'll know on which side he'll appear 
              because the demon in the mirror will go to that side of the mirror.  
              He can pound the ground to produce a fire wave, which you should just 
              jump over.  Once you've seriously hurt him (he'll clutch his heart), 
              he'll have a new attack: he'll send two fiery dragons in a wave 
              pattern like so:
    
                 1     2     o---o----------o
                1 1   2 2    |Key|          |
               1   1 2   2   o---o          |
              D     1     1  | D - Dario    |
               2   2 1   1   | 1 - Dragon 1 |
                2 2   1 1    | 2 - Dragon 2 |
                 2     1     o--------------o
    
              (sinusoidally)
    
              And they'll go to the end of the room.  The trick is just to Bat 
              Company over them.
    
              Just hit him when you can.  It's not too hard.  In between attacks 
              and during the fire column attacks are the best time.  I just 
              Mandragoraed him to death (with a dash of sword smashing).  It's 
              really simple, and the sealing is automatic.
    
              Another good strategy - a really good one - is the Frozen Shade soul.
              I had it maxed out at the time, but if you just use that, you'll end 
              the fight before it begins - it's super effective on poor Dario.
    
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    Name    : Aguni
    Location: The Pinnacle (go through the mirror in Dario's room via the Paranoia
              soul)
    Strategy: I've heard that his name comes from the Sanskrit for "fire" and that 
              it's a weird way of saying "agony."  Both apply.
    
              He's a seriously offensive creature; his attacks are devestating.  He 
              can fly up off the screen.  When he does this, run!  Don't run too 
              close to the walls.  He'll fall somewhere close to you (unless you 
              stop running - then he'll fall on you) and let out a fire wave.  Jump 
              over this.  He can spit fire at the ground, which manifets itself in 
              waves.  Jump over them (there will be multiple waves). 
          
              Be aware that they'll gather on the wall, so don't be too close to 
              the wall when he does this attack.  Aguni can attack you with his 
              claws.  He'll do this three or four times in a row, and the trick is 
              just to slide away from the claw that's gonna hit you (which you can 
              figure out by looking at which one he raises).  The trick is to slide 
              away from his whole body too, so he doesn't switch claws.  Aguni can 
              swoop at you (he'll move away from you a little bit and then swoop).  
              Slide under this.  He can do it a few times in a row, so watch out.
    
              So how do you cope with this crazy threat?  I recommend the Merman 
              soul - you probably have a few of them by now.  I also recommend 
              something from the Great Sword/Axe line of weaponry.  When he tries 
              to slam you and creates the fire waves, jump over the wave, and hit 
              him with Merman/your weapon.  When he spits fire, Aguni is a sitting 
              duck.  Hit him with all you've got.  When he claws you, just dodge; 
              don't attack, and when he swoops, with an arcing weapon like the two 
              kinds I recommended, you can hit him as he passes.  The interrim 
              pause between attacks is also a prime time for your own attack.  He's
              hard, but once you get his attacks down, he'll go down pretty easily.
    
              The Axe Armor soul also works here.
    
    --
    
    Name    : Death
    Location: Mine of Judgment
    Strategy: Consider that when you win this battle, you will steal Death's soul.  
              Think about that one for a minute.
    
              If you're not too distracted with those deep thoughts, Death has two 
              forms.  The attack pattern of his first form is divided into two 
              parts.  He swoops around in both patterns, but that's the only 
              similarity.  The first is when he has his scythe.  He's got two 
              attacks: he'll turn sideways and chase you.  When he does this, run!  
              He'll try and sickle ya.  When he misses, double jump (if you run 
              into a wall, use Death's head as a jump-kicking object), as he swings 
              again.  His other scythe attack is to send it flying into the air.  
              It'll spin and then break into a lot of little sickles.  The idea is 
              to get as far away from these as possible, and then use your sword to 
              destroy the ones coming at you.  This leads to his other attack 
              pattern: sans scythe.  When he does this, he'll summon three illusion 
              Deaths to fire a very real laser beam at you.  Either get in between 
              these fake Deaths, or get out beyond their range entirely.  He'll 
              still float around.
    
              Really, you can attack Death whenever there's a pause or during his 
              scytheless phase - you can attack him whenever, but those are the 
              easiest times.  I recommend the Mandragora.  I recommend again using 
              an arcing weapon, like a Great Sword or an Axe.
    
              His second form looks really funky and has a black hole in him.  He's 
              got three basic attacks now.  His first is to vanish.  When he does 
              this, he'll reappear next to you and try to scythe you.  The instant 
              you see him appear, double jump, and you'll avoid it (get ready to 
              duck or slide if he does it twice).  His second is to spin his 
              scythe.  When he does this, get under him.  He'll send it in a circle 
              around the room, and you'll wanna jump over it while dodging the 
              little sickles he sends out at you.  Occasionally, he won't get the 
              scythe back.  He'll then fire four white shots to the left and to the 
              right.  Note in which direction he fires first.  This will cause four 
              large skulls to come try to bite you.  Double jump away from the 
              first one (you'll know which direction it's coming from, since that's 
              the direction Death shot the white shot at), and when after the skull
              bites, fall back towards the skull.  Repeat this for the remaining 
              three skulls.
    
              It's a lot easier to attack Death this time.  You can do it whenever,
              but make sure that dodging those skulls is your top priority - their
              bark is not worse than their bite.
    
    --
    
    Name    : Abaddon
    Location: The Abyss
    Strategy: Abaddon, the "Angel of the Abyss" is just a crazy conductor.  Imagine 
              your music teacher from when you were nine years old.  Then imagine 
              her IN HELL CONDUCTING BUGS.
    
              Abaddon himself has no attacks other than hopping around.  Dodge 
              this.  He'll wave his baton in a pattern, and a SWARM OF LOCUSTS will 
              follow this pattern.  Here's how to dodge:
    
              U-Shaped: Get in the middle of the room, and continuously use 
                        Hippogryph until the locusts are gone.
              Sideways: Locusts will come horizontally at you at three different 
                        heights.  Use Bat Company to get in between two rows of 
                        locusts.
              L-shaped: It's an upside down L, but the locusts will come from the 
                        right and then hook down.  The only safe way to do this is 
                        to get really close to the wall (which wall, you ask?  The 
                        wall they're coming from - watch the baton).
              Crescent: It's a sideways U.   Use Bat Company to get into the hole
                        between the locusts coming out from the wall and the
                        locusts going back in (again, it depends on which side
                        they're coming from).
    
              You can jumpkick the locusts or Abaddon himself if need be.  Despite 
              the easy pattern, Abaddon is no walk in the park.  Damage him between 
              locust attacks and while he's hopping around.  Make sure you dodge 
              the locusts, though; that's your top priority.  Seal him up to win 
              (it's a really gruesome death scene).
    
    --
    
    Name    : Menace
    Location: The Abyss
    Strategy: Alright, this final boss is really ugly.
    
              Anyway, his first form has three attacks.  The first is summon spears 
              from below.  When he does this, get in the middle of the screen to 
              avoid them.  His second attack is to summon spears from above (get to 
              the sides to dodge this), and his final attack is spewing poisonous 
              gas (get to the right side to avoid it).  Jump and attack the glowing 
              head (not the one that shoots the gas) to cause damage in between 
              attacks, and this form will fall really easily.
    
              The second form is really weird.  When you're on the platforms, he'll 
              shoot out little sets of teeth.  Destroy these.  He can also hit you 
              with his hands, so watch the hands to figure out when they're gonna 
              strike.  That's all it does.
    
              Hippogryph is your friend here.  Use it to get onto the platforms and 
              attack the head inside the skull - you can't damage him while the 
              skull is covering the head.  Once you've destroyed the head, drop to 
              the ground.  Now you have to take out this freaky head that's on its 
              knee.  Watch out for him stomping on you, and it'll go down quickly.  
              Such an easy final boss.
    
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    | 4.02: Bestiary/Souls |
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    This is a comprehensive (and much dreaded to write) listing of all of the 
    enemies in the game and the effects of their souls.  It'll be set up like this:
    
    
    Number        : Monster number
    Name          : Monster name
    Location      : Where you can find this monster.  So we're clear, Wizardry Lab
                    (part two) refers to the Homunculus-populated region accessible
                    from Subterannean Hell.
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      : The monster's weakness.  The letters stand for the different
                    attack types: Bash, Pierce, Slash, Fire, Water, Lightning,
                    Dark, Holy, Poison, Curse, Petrify.  See the weapons section
                    for weapons that do this type of damage.  An O underneath the
                    damage type indicates that this type of damage does 1.5x the
                    usual amount of damage to the foe, while an X indicates 0.5x
                    the damage.  Keep in mind that some souls (they'll be obvious)
                    can cause any kind of damage - summons tend to cause bash
                    damage.
    Common Item   : This is the item that the enemy most commonly drops.
    Rare Item     : This is the item that the enemy rarely drops.  Not all enemies
                    have both kinds.
    Description   : This is the in-game description of the enemy.
    Soul Type     : This is the soul type - bullet (red), guardian (blue), enchant
                    (yellow), or ability (grey).
    Level         : This is the level of the soul (e.g., x/9, x/5, x/2, x/1)
    MP            : This is the MP consumption of the soul.  x/Use means that that
                    much MP is consumed everytime you use the soul; x/Time means
                    that that much MP is consumed roughly every second the soul is
                    activated, but this is affected by your MP recovery rate as
                    well.
    Soul Effect   : This is what the soul does.  I use the game's description and
                    elaborate in the Soul Notes section.
    Rarity        : This is the rarity of the soul.  It's between * (common) and
                    *** (painfully rare).  0 is also there - you always get these
                    souls.
    Soul Notes    : This is where I add some notes about the soul.
    Other Notes   : This is where I have sarcasm and history lessons.  And I tell
                    you how to beat it if the strategy isn't "HIT IT WITH THE
                    WEAPON TIL IT DIES"
    
    So without further ado, let's get this train wreck a-rollin'!
    
    Number        : 1
    Name          : Zombie
    Location      : The Lost Village, 
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O  O    X  O    O
    Common Item   : Cloth Tunic
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A rotting corpse of a villager, animated by magic.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 12/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon Zombie.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's not that hard to get this soul, since Zombie are so
                    abundant.  It does what it says on the tin - the Zombie lumbers
                    forward, hurting stuff in its way.
    Other Notes   : The traditional horror enemy.  They perpetually respawn.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 2
    Name          : Bat
    Location      : The Lost Village, Silenced Ruins
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A bloodsucking bat that lurks in the castle.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 3/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Bat as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : Again, it's not hard to get.  As you get more souls, you get
                    more Bats.  I don't use it too much.
    Other Notes   : So cliche.  They lurk on the ceilings and spawn infinitely, so
                    watch out.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 3
    Name          : Ghost
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, Wizardry Lab (part two), The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X X X       X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A small spirit doomed to wander the castle grounds for all
                    eternity.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Separate from the body and conduct reconaissance.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This soul is so pointless.  A dot just goes in front of you.
                    That's it.  You can't move, and you can't go that far.
    Other Notes   : That's a freaky looking Ghost.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 4
    Name          : Skeleton
    Location      : The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab, Silenced Ruins, Demon Guest
                    House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  I X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A skeletal corpse controlled by magic.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 8/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw bones.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : No bones about it; that's what it does.  The bones get bigger
                    as you get more souls.  This is good for Dmitrii.
    Other Notes   : Again, the usual sort of enemy.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 5
    Name          : Ouija Table
    Location      : The Lost Village
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An enchanted desk possessed by a spirit summoned in a seance.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Sit in the chair to regain HP.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is a pretty handy soul when you find chairs.  Don't equip
                    it for exploring.
    Other Notes   : Ouija Table is not a new enemy to the Castlevania series.  It
                    was in Symphony of the Night, and as a result, I'm forever
                    scared of the game Ouija.  They're disguised as normal tables,
                    so if a table moves, kill it!
    
    --
    
    Number        : 6
    Name          : Peeping Eye
    Location      : The Lost Village, Silenced Ruins, Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O               O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A creature that keeps watch in the castle.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Identify breakable walls.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This soul is really useful, but it's one of the two hardest
                    souls to get in the game, as far as I can tell.  Don't even
                    bother until you get the Soul Eater Ring, which may be well
                    after this soul would be useful.
    Other Notes   : It needs Clear Eyes, apparently.  Ben Stein would be happy.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 7
    Name          : Axe Armor
    Location      : The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab, Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     X X O
    Common Item   : Axe
    Rare Item     : Leather Armor
    Description   : An armor-clad soldier that is highly skilled with axes.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 25/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw an axe upwards.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : This is really handy - it's the equivalent of the classic Axe
                    subweapon.  You need this to get to Paranoia.
    Other Notes   : Traditional enemy.  Jump over its axe, attack, and dodge the
                    axe on its way back.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 8
    Name          : Skull Archer
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, Silenced Ruins
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An archer made of bone.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 20/Time
    Soul Effect   : Shoots arrows with deadly accuracy.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You shoot an arrow.  It's decent.
    Other Notes   : Jump over the arrows and attack it.  Or attack it from a
                    different horizontal level, so it can't shoot you.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 9
    Name          : Warg
    Location      : The Lost Village
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O           O O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A wolf that breathes intense flames.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 25/Use
    Soul Effect   : Use fangs to tear at foes.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : This looks like Tales of Symphonia's Beast tech.  It's cool,
                    but since it doesn't blast enemies away a la ToS, it's not so
                    hot.
    Other Notes   : This is a traditional enemy too.  Kill it before it charges.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 10
    Name          : Spin Devil
    Location      : The Lost Village
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An evil blade possessed by a demented demon.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/5
    MP            : 20/Time
    Soul Effect   : Create tornadoes.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : You have a tornado over you.  I don't really like it.
    Other Notes   : This guy freaked me out the first time I saw him.  Don't be
                    intimidated; just attack.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 11
    Name          : Armor Knight
    Location      : The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     X X O
    Common Item   : Spear
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An armor-clad soldier equipped with a deadly spear.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 30/Time
    Soul Effect   : Attack with a spinning spear.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You get this at the beginning of the game.  I don't care for it
                    that much, since you're immobile while you use it.
    Other Notes   : Watch out for his charging, and don't get above one.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 12
    Name          : Student Witch
    Location      : The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab, Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O           O O O
    Common Item   : Cream Puff
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A witch-in-training who is still learning how to cast spells
                    properly.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 12/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon a cat.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : The cat runs across the screen.  It's not too great.
    Other Notes   : She's so easy.  She might get on her broom, but it's not that
                    big of a deal.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 13
    Name          : Slaughterer
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O           O   O
    Common Item   : Piroshki
    Rare Item     : Gym Clothes
    Description   : A savage man that kills with its bare hands.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 15/Use
    Soul Effect   : Smack enemies with a quick straight punch.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : I like it, but the range is lacking and it's slow.
    Other Notes   : Take him out before he can punch.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 14
    Name          : Bomber Armor
    Location      : Wizardry Lab
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     X X O
    Common Item   : Breastplate
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An armor-clad soldier that tosses bombs.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 48/Use
    Soul Effect   : Toss a high-power explosive.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It has really weak range, but it packs a punch.
    Other Notes   : Dodge the bombs.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 15
    Name          : Golem
    Location      : Wizardry Lab
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A giant clay figure imbued with an artificial life force.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Raise STR
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You get one of these from the get-go.  They're good to have.
                    You get two STR points per soul.
    Other Notes   : Watch out for his arms.  The Golem is actually a creature from
                    Jewish mythology.  See the animated show Gargoyles for more
                    info.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 16
    Name          : Slime
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, Cursed Clock Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X     O O O O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A monster composed of a gel-like substance.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 12/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon a bouncy Slime.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : This is basically the Rebound Stone - you throw it, and it
                    bounces off walls.  It's kinda cool.
    Other Notes   : They can poison you in hard mode, so watch out!  Just don't let
                    them touch you.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 17
    Name          : Une
    Location      : Subterannean Hell, Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :      O O   X         O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An eerie plant that feeds on blood.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 18/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw Une at a foe.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's good for the Iron Golems.
    Other Notes   : They're just frustrating.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 18
    Name          : Skeleton Ape
    Location      : The Lost Village, Garden of Madness, Condemned Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A skeletal corpse of an ape that is controlled by magic.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Throw a foe with incredible power.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This allows you to throw farther.  This is good for souls that
                    involve throwing (e.g., Axe Armor, Slogra, etc.)
    Other Notes   : Dodge the barrel and attack.  The ape whose skeleton this is,
                    by the way, is Donkey Kong.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 19
    Name          : Manticore
    Location      : Wizardry Lab
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O               O
    Common Item   : Spaghetti
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A monster with the body of a lion, the wings of a bat, and a
                    scorpion's tail.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Grow a tail.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You have a tail that attacks when you do.  I kinda like it.
    Other Notes   : Dodge the tail and attack.  The Manticore is a traditional
                    mythical monster.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 20
    Name          : Mollusca
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X     O O O O O
    Common Item   : Anti-Venom
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A monstrous mollusk imbued with the castle's dark power.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 10/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon a Mollusca.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : The Mollusca goes really fast.  It's not worth it, though it
                    does poison damage.
    Other Notes   : You can jump kick the eye stalks.  They grow back.  It's cute.
                    They're not too mobile, so take advantage of that.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 21
    Name          : Rycuda
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O     X         O
    Common Item   : Fried Chicken
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A monstrous bird that wields lightning.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 35/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon thunderbolts.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : Now you can be Emperor Palpatine!  It's a cool soul that does
                    lightning damage.
    Other Notes   : They stall for a long time while in mid-air.  Take advantage of
                    that.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 22
    Name          : Mandragora
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :      O O   X
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A mythical plant that is said to inflit death to those that 
                    uproot it.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 30/Use
    Soul Effect   : Shout to send monsters flying.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is my favorite bullet soul.  It's really powerful.  It's
                    like a hand grenade.
    Other Notes   : Take it out before it can uproot itself.  Mandragora is a
                    mythological screaming creature whose screams kill all who hear
                    them (see: Harry Potter).  Also, those who've played
                    Castlevania 64 have had a good encounter with a Mandragora
                    potion that couldn't be shaken.  I haven't played that game in
                    years - I've played it once - but that still stands out.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 23
    Name          : Yorick
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A skeleton that ceaselessly chases after its own skull.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 20/Use
    Soul Effect   : Kick a skull like a ball.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's lame.
    Other Notes   : Dodge the skull.  Alas, poor Yorick!
    
    --
    
    Number        : 24
    Name          : Skeleton Farmer
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A skeleton that sows haunted plants.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Enhance the performance of plant-type abilities.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : Too bad there aren't plant-type abilities.  Really this makes
                    Alura Une and Une 1.5x more powerful.  That's it.
    Other Notes   : There's only one, and he's a pain to get.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 25
    Name          : The Creature
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O     X
    Common Item   : Tinned Spinach
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A humanoid creature constructed from numerous corpses.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Restore HP gradually.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is tied for the hardest soul in the game to get.  It's
                    kinda worthless too, because you have to stand still for it to
                    work.
    Other Notes   : Why not call him Frankenstein?  Because Frankenstein was the
                    doctor!  His creation was Frankenstein's Monster or The
                    Creature!  Get it right!  But he's slow.  Don't worry.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 26
    Name          : Catoblepas
    Location      : Garden of Madness, The Dark Chapel, Cursed Clock Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : Milk
    Rare Item     : Meat Strip
    Description   : This ox-like beast's breath turns living things to stone.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 15/Time
    Soul Effect   : Breath clouds of petrifying gas.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It does stone damage, but it's not that great.
    Other Notes   : It's so slow.  You can get it.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 27
    Name          : Ghoul
    Location      : Garden of Madness, The Dark Chapel, Silenced Ruins
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O O     X O     O
    Common Item   : Rotten Meat
    Rare Item     : Pendant
    Description   : A foul being that rose from the grave to feed on corpses.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Eat food that is normally unpalatable.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is a really useful soul.  Don't always have it equipped,
                    but rotten food is easier to come by than normal food, and you
                    can eat it with this.
    Other Notes   : They're really easy to find, and they spawn perpetually.  Also,
                    why "rise from the grave" to find corpses?
    
    --
    
    Number        : 28
    Name          : Corpseweed
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :      O O   X         O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An Une that feeds off the nutrients of corpses.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 3/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Corpseweed as a familiar.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : There's a Corpseweed.  Yay.  It's terrible.
    Other Notes   : AIM FOR THE HEAD!
    
    --
    
    Number        : 29
    Name          : Yeti
    Location      : The Lost Village
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        O X           O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : The notorious abominable snowman.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 10/Time
    Soul Effect   : Create a white orb of dark power that grows as it rolls.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : You make a large snowball that you can roll into monsters.  It
                    does have a limit on how high it can grow, though.
    Other Notes   : He's in the first screen - use the Waiter Skeleton to get him,
                    and then quickly kill him (Flame Demon works.  So does Zeyphr).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 30
    Name          : Tombstone
    Location      : The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X X
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : Possessed by the grudges of the dead, it attacks all living
                    things.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Nullify petrification.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is really useful in the Cursed Clock Tower, especially in
                    hard mode.
    Other Notes   : I hate these things.  They just shake violently.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 31
    Name          : Ghost Dancer
    Location      : Demon Guest House, The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X X X       O O 
    Common Item   : Tea
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : The spirits of nobles that dance with great elegance.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Raise LCK.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is a great soul for soul hunting.  Get nine of these
                    babies, and your luck shoots up by 18 (2/soul).
    Other Notes   : Watch out for when they break apart, but they're pretty easy.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 32
    Name          : Flying Humanoid
    Location      : Cursed Clock Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A mysterious figure that hovers in the distance.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 15/Time
    Soul Effect   : Raise INT and LCK.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : You get this soul every time you kill a Flying Humanoid, but
                    it seems pointless.  Honestly, when I use it, although the
                    wings are tres cool, I don't notice a boost in either stat,
                    so it's worthless.
    Other Notes   : Throw a Mandragora in the room outside the Cursed Clock Tower
                    save room to kill it.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 33
    Name          : Mini Devil
    Location      : The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A little demon with a big heart.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Mini Devil as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is actually pretty good.
    Other Notes   : With a big heart.  Aww.  Anyway, they get annoying fast, so
                    kill them quickly.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 34
    Name          : Quetzalcoatl
    Location      : The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Biker Jacket
    Description   : A reincarnation of the ancient snake god.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Quetzalcoatl as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : I don't really like it.  It gets annoying.
    Other Notes   : Quetzalcoatl is the name of the Aztec god whom Montezuma
                    thought Hernando Cortez was when he landed in Mexico, which led
                    to the fall of that kingdom.  In this game, Quetzalcoatl is
                    really annoying - he hops around.  It's a released White Dragon
                    with a Fleaman rider.  Duck under its hops and kill it.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 35
    Name          : Treant
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :      O O   X
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An ancient tree animated by a purely malevolent will.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Increase MP recovery speed.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is really good.  When combined with the Chaos Ring, it's
                    like you don't even use MP.
    Other Notes   : It's a tree version of a Golem.  Aguni and Flame Demon own it.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 36
    Name          : Amalaric Sniper
    Location      : The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Chakram
    Description   : A fearsome archer and a fallen angel.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 25/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon an archer to support you.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is kinda cool because you can summon multiple archers (the
                    more souls you have).
    Other Notes   : These guys are so annoying.  The name comes from the fallen
                    angel, though.  Dodge the arrows.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 37
    Name          : Valkyrie
    Location      : Demon Guest House, The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       O O O
    Common Item   : Breastplate
    Rare Item     : Pancake
    Description   : A female warrior with a pretty face and a wicked heart.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 30/Time
    Soul Effect   : Transform into a Valkyrie and charge at foes.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : You look like a classical Valkyrie.  I don't like this soul.
    Other Notes   : Watch out for them charging.  Valkyries were Odin's servants
                    who decided who'd go to Valhalla.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 38
    Name          : Great Armor
    Location      : The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     X X O
    Common Item   : Ring Mail
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A heavily armored knight built out of the corpses of powerful
                    warriors.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Great Armor as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is seriously one of the best familiars, I think.
    Other Notes   : I used to think you couldn't just attack straight through the
                    shield (in Harmony of Dissonance, you couldn't), but you can.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 39
    Name          : Killer Doll
    Location      : Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        O     X O     O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A murderous doll that wanders about in search of living bodies.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Nullify curses.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : Not all that useful, since there aren't a lot of cursing
                    enemies (aside from the ones who scream when they die, but that
                    is a different story).  I think Killer Doll's the only one.
    Other Notes   : They'll curse you if you touch them.  Kill them before they can
                    stand up.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 40
    Name          : Waiter Skeleton
    Location      : Demon Guest House, Silenced Ruins
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Beef Curry
    Description   : A skeleton that inhabits the castle.  Always carries around a
                    pot of curry.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 10/Use
    Soul Effect   : Serves delicious curry.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You need this to get the Yeti soul.  That's really about it.
    Other Notes   : They run after they throw the curry, so you've gotta kill them
                    quickly.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 41
    Name          : Persephone
    Location      : Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O O
    Common Item   : Silk Robe
    Rare Item     : Strawberry
    Description   : A demonic maid in the employ of an unearthly baron.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Enable "magic vacuum."  Vacuums up enemy HP.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is good for enemies like the Iron Golem or Final Guard who
                    take awhile to kill.
    Other Notes   : She knows Kung Fu.  Watch out!  As a side note, the name is
                    from the Greek Queen of the Dead.  I don't see the relationship
                    either.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 42
    Name          : Witch
    Location      : The Dark Chapel, Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O O
    Common Item   : Mage Robe
    Rare Item     : Cream Soda
    Description   : A spell caster with the ability to cast a wide variety of
                    spells.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 20/Use
    Soul Effect   : Launch magic shots that track targets.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : I like this soul.  It's like Yoko's lightning spell.
    Other Notes   : Smack them off their high broom.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 43
    Name          : Buer
    Location      : Demon Guest House, Condemned Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O X X           O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A beast with many legs.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/5
    MP            : 10/Time
    Soul Effect   : Wear a cloak of tumbling fire.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : A ring of fire surrounds you.  It's a shield.
    Other Notes   : Watch out for them charging.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 44
    Name          : Lilith
    Location      : Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O O
    Common Item   : Coffee
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An alluring demon that deludes its victims with its mystifying
                    beauty.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Increase INT
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : Another stat-increasing soul.  As always, you get 2 INT points
                    per soul.  It's pretty cool.
    Other Notes   : It can backdash and charge, so watch out.  The name comes from
                    Adam of Genesis' first wife who mated with a fallen angel and
                    gave birth to the world's demons.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 45
    Name          : Killer Clown
    Location      : Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O           O   O
    Common Item   : Hamburger
    Rare Item     : Three 7s
    Description   : A creepy jester with murderous intent.  Also a shrewd poker
                    player.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 21/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw cards as weapons.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : Gambit-style.  You need this to get to Paranoia.  It's really
                    cool.
    Other Notes   : This guy creeps me out.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 46
    Name          : Skelerang
    Location      : The Lost Village, Garden of Madness, Silenced Ruins, Demon
                    Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : Boomerang
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A skeleton that expertly hurls boomerangs.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Enhances throwing ability.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is really good if you like your throwing weapons.  It
                    makes them do 1.5x as much damage.
    Other Notes   : He cowers in a corner if you get close to him.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 47
    Name          : Fleaman
    Location      : Condemned Tower, Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O             O O
    Common Item   : Kung Fu Suit
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A sinister little man that leaps about as if he were a flea.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 8/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon Fleaman.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : He doesn't even hop.  I don't like this soul.
    Other Notes   : I hate these things!  Kill them really fast with an arcing 
                    weapon so you cover a greater area with your attack.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 48
    Name          : Devil
    Location      : Subterannean Hell, Demon Guest House, The Abyss (from Stolas)
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : Mind Up
    Rare Item     : Skull Necklace
    Description   : Hell's keeper.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 10/Time
    Soul Effect   : Enter a pact with the devil to sharply raise STR.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You lose 10 HP/second, but your strength is through the roof.
                    It's good for really strong enemies if you have a lot of HP.
    Other Notes   : Watch out for his swoops.  The nomenclature is obvious.  Also,
                    occasionally Stolases will summon Devils.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 49
    Name          : Guillotiner
    Location      : The Dark Chapel, The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : Rumored to have chopped off thousands of heads with its bloody
                    guillotine.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 24/Use
    Soul Effect   : Sommon a guillotine from hell.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : You summon a Guillotiner.  It's okay.
    Other Notes   : They fly everywhere and are really weak.  Don't get caught
                    between the two halves, though.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 50
    Name          : Draghignazzo
    Location      : Condemned Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O   O O
    Common Item   : Katana
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : One of the guardians of the dungeons of hell.  He is quite the
                    pessimist.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Raise resitance to flinching upon taking damage.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : You can charge right through enemies with this and the Black
                    Panther souls equipped.  It's great for that.
    Other Notes   : He flies everywhere and lunges with his spear.  Dodge the lunge
                    and attack.  His name comes from the demon by the same name in
                    Dante's Inferno.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 51
    Name          : Needles
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O   O   O 
    Common Item   : Meat Strip
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A giant sea urchin that hsa been driven close to extinction
                    from over-fishing.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 3/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Needles as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : Remember Super Mario World, and those puzzles where you'd have
                    to create a coin trail to advance?  If you have a bunch of
                    Needles, that's what happens here.  Still, it's not entirely
                    useful.
    Other Notes   : Eww @ stuff that comes out.  They don't really attack, though.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 52
    Name          : Hell Boar
    Location      : The Lost Village, The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O           O   O
    Common Item   : Spoiled Milk
    Rare Item     : Hot Dog
    Description   : A boar from hell with exceptional fighting skills.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 15/Use
    Soul Effect   : Knock down enemies with power-packed uppercuts.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's a slower version of the special of the punch weapons.
    Other Notes   : Dodge the punches and attack.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 53
    Name          : Bone Pillar
    Location      : The Dark Chapel, Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : The skulls of dinosaurs animated by a demonic force.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Increase CON.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : Another stat-boosting soul.  Again, 2 points/soul.  It's okay.
    Other Notes   : They come in pillars, so take them all down when you kill them.
                    It's safe to stand on top of them, though.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 54
    Name          : White Dragon
    Location      : The Lost Village, The Dark Chapel, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : The fossilized remains of a long-necked dinosaur animated by
                    a demonic force.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 15/Time
    Soul Effect   : Breathe fire.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You breathe fire.  There are better fire souls.
    Other Notes   : Get under it.  It can't do a thing if you're under it.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 55
    Name          : Wakwak Tree
    Location      : Garden of Madness
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :      O O   X
    Common Item   : Amanita
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A horrifying tree that can produce pods of men.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Lower STR and raise CON.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You lose one STR point for soul you have, and you gain two CON
                    points per soul.  I don't really like it, but if you're one of
                    the "best offense is a good defense" kind, then this is for
                    you, as it's more effective than the Bone Pillar soul at
                    raising CON.
    Other Notes   : Eww.  Chop off all three limbs to kill it, and do so quickly,
                    as it has pus balls of Fleamen.  There's only one in the game.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 56
    Name          : Imp
    Location      : Cursed Clock Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A tiny demon who loves mischief.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 50/Use
    Soul Effect   : Create a space that inflicts spiritual damage.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : What this does is swap a monster's MP with its HP.  This does
                    not help that much, but it's good for foes like the Iron Golem.
                    Note that you only bring down the MP of the foe while the soul
                    is activated, so you'll have to continuously reactivate it.
    Other Notes   : They're so annoying.  They'll take temporary control of you,
                    so kill them quickly.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 57
    Name          : Harpy
    Location      : Cursed Clock Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O           O   O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A bizarre bird-like creature with the torso of a woman.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Harpie as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is a pretty good familiar, actually.
    Other Notes   : They'll shoot little needles at you, so watch out when they
                    flip.  The name comes from Greek mythology.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 58
    Name          : Barbariccia (pronounced barb-ar-EE-chya)
    Location      : Garden of Madness, The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O   O O
    Common Item   : Blunt Sword
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : One of the guardians of the dungeons of hell.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 30/Time
    Soul Effect   : Transform into Barbariccia.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is like Valkyrie.  You don't even look like Barbariccia.
    Other Notes   : He's just like Draghignazzo, only not a pessimist, apparently.
                    The name also comes from a Dante's Inferno demon.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 59
    Name          : Malachi
    Location      : Cursed Clock Tower, The Pinnacle, Demon Guest House, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : High Mind Up
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A pagan being from ancient times that strikes fear into all in
                    its presence.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 44/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon a dark spehre that spews dark energy.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is what Dmitrii starts out with.  It's slow, though, so I
                    don't use it.
    Other Notes   : Watch out for his scratching if you get too close.  Jump over
                    the energy ball and attack.  The name actually comes from a
                    Biblical prophet.  He looks more like a Cthulu.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 60
    Name          : Cave Troll
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O
    Common Item   : Paella
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A blood-sucking beast that extracts the entrails of cattle
                    with its tongue.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 8/Use
    Soul Effect   : Attack by lashing out the tongue.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : STILL THY TONGUE!  It gets longer as you get more souls.
    Other Notes   : Jump over the tongue.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 61
    Name          : Larva
    Location      : Silenced Ruins, Wizardry Lab (part two)
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X X X       X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A wickedly cruel spirit that inhabits a giant worm.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 25/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon Larva.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You shoot out a Larva.  That's about it.
    Other Notes   : They just wander around on the screen with no real attacks, so
                    kill them quickly.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 62
    Name          : Heart Eater
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O               O
    Common Item   : Noodles
    Rare Item     : Heart Pendant
    Description   : A horrific bug that loves to feed on hearts.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Obtain more hearts.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This isn't terribly useful, but you get more hearts.
    Other Notes   : I hate these things.  Watch out, though, as they can hurt
                    you while they're crashing and burning.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 63
    Name          : Merman
    Location      : The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab (part two), Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O   X O       O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An aquatic monster that attacks prey near water.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 10/Use
    Soul Effect   : Shoot a stream of water.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : It's good for Aguni.  If you want a good water soul, use Frozen
                    Shade, though.
    Other Notes   : These guys spawn infinitely.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 64
    Name          : Fish Head
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : The skeletal remains of a fish animated by dark power.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 15/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw Fish Head's head.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's kinda morbid to do, and I don't like it.
    Other Notes   : They shoot fire, so watch out for that.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 65
    Name          : Medusa Head
    Location      : Cursed Clock Tower, Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A monster created in great number from the head of Medusa.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 10/Time
    Soul Effect   : Become capable of hovering in one location.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is helpful in places you need to hover.  There aren't
                    many, although I understand if you jump kick and pause in
                    mid-air with Medusa Head for awhile, it becomes even more
                    powerful.
    Other Notes   : I hate these things.  They just float along - they don't chase
                    you.  Also, the golden variety will petrify you (both do on
                    hard mode).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 66
    Name          : Ukoback
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An enraged demon whose body is engulfed in flames.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 10/Use
    Soul Effect   : Set fires.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You need this to get Paranoia.  The more souls you have, the
                    more fires you can set.  I don't use it much.  They dissipate
                    when an enemy hits the fires.
    Other Notes   : I hate these things.  Attack the fires to make life easier on
                    you before attacking the Ukoback.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 67
    Name          : Killer Fish
    Location      : Wizardry Lab (part two), Subterranean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O   X   O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Salmon Meuniere
    Description   : An ancient, man-eating fish.  Rumored to be quite tasty.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 10/Use
    Soul Effect   : Launch torpedoes in water.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's useless outside of the water.  There's not a lot of water.
                    So it's pretty useless.
    Other Notes   : These things scare me, but just take them out from underneath
                    them/from a distance.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 68
    Name          : Mimic
    Location      : Wizardry Lab, Garden of Madness, Subterannean Hell, Demon Guest
                    House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O             O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : It assumes the guise of a treasure chest to lure in
                    unsuspecting victims.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Gain money when taking damage.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : Whenever you get hit, a $1 coin will drop out of you.  Collect
                    it for $1.  Yay.
    Other Notes   : The difference between this and a treasure chest is the color:
                    Real treasure chests are red; Mimics are blue.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 69
    Name          : Dead Pirate
    Location      : Subterannean Hell, Cursed Clock Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X     O O
    Common Item   : Rusty Food Tin
    Rare Item     : Falchion
    Description   : A zombie pirate cursed by its own greed.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : May cause greater damage on enemies attacked from behind.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : In fact, it causes twice the damage on enemies attacked from
                    behind.  Unfortunately, most enemies are hesitant to show you
                    their backs, but this can still be really helpful [especially
                    on swooping (e.g., Devil) and charging (e.g., Valkyrie)
                    enemies].
    Other Notes   : But why would a pirate cause damage from behind?  :(
    
    --
    
    Number        : 70
    Name          : Frozen Shade
    Location      : Subterannean Hell, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        O X   X O     O
    Common Item   : Ice Cream
    Rare Item     : Aquarius
    Description   : A wrait that manipulates frigid air.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 25/Use
    Soul Effect   : Creates a blade of ice that causes freezing.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's the water version of Aguni.  It's really powerful.  It's
                    my favorite water soul.
    Other Notes   : Dodge the icicles she shoots out in all direction (or destroy
                    them), watch out for her ice shield when you're close to her,
                    and attack.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 71
    Name          : Homunculus
    Location      : Wizardry Lab
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O   X
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A malevolent, artificial life form created by a demonic
                    scholar.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 8/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon Homunculus.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : This is a terrible soul.  Don't bother.
    Other Notes   : Either let them chase you and run out of cord or just kill
                    them.  The name comes from the Latin for "little man," which
                    is what they used to call the things inside of sperm.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 72
    Name          : Disc Armor
    Location      : Condemned Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     X X O
    Common Item   : Scale Mail
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An armor-clad soldier that is an expert at throwing giant
                    circular blades.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/2
    MP            : 35/Use
    Soul Effect   : Hurl a sharp-edged circular blade.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is the only x/2 soul there is.  It's strong, but the range
                    is weak.
    Other Notes   : Duck the disc, but make sure to dodge it when it comes back
                    in/falls off.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 73
    Name          : Decarabia
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O               O
    Common Item   : Boiled Starfish
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A demon in the shape of a starfish.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 20/Use
    Soul Effect   : Hurl a Decarabia
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : It's small, but it's kinda cool.
    Other Notes   : It's an aquatic Buer.  Don't worry too much about it.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 74
    Name          : Dead Mate
    Location      : Silenced Ruins
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Pudding
    Description   : A zombie that protects graveyards together with its beloved 
                    dog.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 12/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon a dog.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : The dog runs forward.  Keep in mind that to get the soul, you
                    can't kill the dog; you've gotta kill the old man.  You can't
                    hurt the dog at all.
    Other Notes   : Though if you just wanna kill the old man, kill the dog, and
                    the man will die too.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 75
    Name          : Bugbear
    Location      : Cursed Clock Tower, The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O     X         O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A single-eyed fiend cloaked in thunderbolts.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Gain resistance to lightning.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : Lightning attacks do half the damage, but there aren't that
                    many lightning foes in the game.
    Other Notes   : The electric versions of Peeping Eyes are just like their
                    cousins.  Interestingly enough, Bugbear is another name for
                    the Bogeyman.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 76
    Name          : Procel
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        O X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A liquid demon that appears on the surface of water.
    Soul Type     : Ability
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Increase mobility in water.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : It's a very worthwhile soul to get - you can move freely in
                    water.
    Other Notes   : If you can get them from dry land, they can't really do much.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 77
    Name          : Bone Ark
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O X   O     X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A mobile Bone Pillar.  It is considered an innovative
                    breakthrough.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 15/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon a skeleton to provide transportation.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : Although the description makes me think of Halloweentown, you
                    need this to get to the second half of the Wizardry Lab.
    Other Notes   : It's supposed to be modeled after the Ark of the Covenant.
                    Destroy the skeletons and watch out for the projectiles.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 78
    Name          : Gorgon
    Location      : Silenced Ruins
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O           X   X
    Common Item   : Milk
    Rare Item     : Tasty Meat
    Description   : A monstrous bull that breathes clouds of toxic gas.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 15/Time
    Soul Effect   : Guardian
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : It's like the Catoblepas soul, only with a poison attribute
                    instead of a petrifying attribute.
    Other Notes   : There's only one in the game.  The name derives from the
                    Gorgons who weren't bulls.  Medusa was a Gorgon.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 79
    Name          : Alura Une
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :      O O   X
    Common Item   : Grapes
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : An Une fattened with copious pools of blood.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 10/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Alura Une as a guardian.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's good, but you can't move.  Also, if you use it in
                    conjunction with the Une soul, she shoots Unes out too.
    Other Notes   : There's only one in the game.  Watch out for the vines that
                    shoot out around her, and take her down quickly.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 80
    Name          : Great Axe Armor
    Location      : The Lost Village, Wizardry Lab, Condemned Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     X X O
    Common Item   : Tomahawk
    Rare Item     : Chain Mail
    Description   : An armor-clad soldier that mows down its victims with a massive
                    axe.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 50/Use
    Soul Effect   : Perform a spinning sweep with a huge axe.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : It's a pretty good soul when it's totally levelled up, but that
                    is hard to do.
    Other Notes   : Get really close to it, and it can't hurt you.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 81
    Name          : Mothman
    Location      : The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        O             O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : Half man, half moth.  It appears to be attracted to light.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Gain more experience points.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : Using this in conjunction with the Shaman Ring will shoot up
                    your experience gain.
    Other Notes   : What a cheesy description.  Anyway, in The Pinnacle, in the
                    ostensibly optional room with the two Final Guards, there's a
                    projector.  Use Rycuda on the projector to get Mothman to come
                    visit you.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 82
    Name          : Mushussu
    Location      : The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O               O
    Common Item   : Spaghetti
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A furious beats from ancient Babylonia
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Grow a poisonous tail.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's like the Manticore soul, only poisonous.
    Other Notes   : Dodge the fireballs and the tail before attacking.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 83
    Name          : Dead Crusader
    Location      : Silenced Ruins, The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O O     X O     O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Blocking Mail
    Description   : A zombie warrior bearing a sturdy shield.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Reduce the amount of damage from attacks.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : I mean, yes, it does go down, but it doesn't go down by a
                    substantial amount.
    Other Notes   : Attack it from far away or while it's attacking, as its shield
                    is impervious to any attack.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 84
    Name          : Dead Warrior
    Location      : The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O O     X O   O O
    Common Item   : Rice Ball
    Rare Item     : Partizan
    Description   : A dead knight that seeks to fight for all eternity.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Use Bullet-type souls while executing standard attacks.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : It's not that useful.  You can interrupt an attack by using
                    a bullet soul.  That's it.
    Other Notes   : Knock it off its high horse.  It can jump, though, so be
                    careful.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 85
    Name          : Erinys
    Location      : The Pinnacle, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       O X O
    Common Item   : Hauberk
    Rare Item     : Melon
    Description   : The goddess of revenge.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 45/Use
    Soul Effect   : Unleash divine energy that causes widespread damage.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is actually a really effective holy soul.  The range is
                    decent.  I really like it.
    Other Notes   : In addition to the Valkyrie attacks, it can unleash an area
                    of destruction around it, so watch out.  Also, Stolases will
                    usually summon these.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 86
    Name          : Succubus
    Location      : Demon Guest House, The Pinnacle, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O 
    Common Item   : Flame Necklace
    Rare Item     : Pitch Black Suit
    Description   : A demon that assumes the form of a beautiful maiden to drain
                    vitality.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 25/Use
    Soul Effect   : Regain HP by drinking blood.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : You charge at the enemy and drink their blood.  It's decent,
                    but the real value comes from the glitch.
    Other Notes   : Make sure to get out of the way when you see hearts around her.
                    Also, she can backdash.  Traditionally, these witches appear
                    to men in their sleep to steal their souls.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 87
    Name          : Ripper
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O             O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Black Cloak
    Description   : A fiend that takes great pleasure in slaughtering people with
                    knives.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 5/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw knives.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's like the knife subweapon, which is cool, but it's not too
                    powerful.
    Other Notes   : They're Fleamen with knives.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 88
    Name          : Black Panther
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A jet-black beast that runs with great speed.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 3/Time
    Soul Effect   : Move at high speed while creating a shock wave.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : This is an amazing soul.  After I get it, I always use it.
                    With the Draghignazzo soul, it's even better, as you can run
                    without stopping due to flinching.  Don't rely on it for its
                    power, though.
    Other Notes   : They're hard to see.  Black Panthers run back and forth after
                    rebounding off walls.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 89
    Name          : Mud Demon
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A good-looking demon formed out of dirt.
    Soul Type     : Ability
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Prevent loss of mobility even in sand.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's the sand version of Procel.  You can move freely in sand.
    Other Notes   : Good looking?  Anyway, dodge his charges and kill.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 90
    Name          : Giant Slug
    Location      : Mine of Judgment, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X     O O O O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A gigantic mollusk with an equally huge shell.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Nullify poison.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : Too bad at this point, there aren't a lot of poisonous enemies
                    around.
    Other Notes   : It's a shelled Mollusca.  Don't touch it or you'll be poisoned.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 91
    Name          : Werewolf
    Location      : Condemned Tower, The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O           O   O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Black Belt
    Description   : A madman that can transform into a savage wolf.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 15/Time
    Soul Effect   : Perform short dashes.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : That's it.  Perform short dashes.  The only cool thing is that
                    you can combine this with souls like Killer Clown.  If you use
                    them both repeatedly (hold up and keep pressing R and Y), you
                    can fire off a ton of cards.
    Other Notes   : He used to be a boss.  He's no less tame.  He can uppercut,
                    cause fire on the ground, and dash at you.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 92
    Name          : Flame Demon
    Location      : Demon Guest House, The Pinnacle, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        X O   X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : Wyrm Robe
    Description   : A fire-wielding demon born in the fiery pits of the underworld.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 25/Use
    Soul Effect   : Shoot devestating fireballs.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : This is a really cool soul.  Additionally, you can use it with
                    the Bat Company souls to get a Fire of Bat sort of thing going
                    - you can shoot fire as a bat.
    Other Notes   : He can only swoop and shoot fireballs down at an angle, so if
                    you're level with him, he's harmless.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 93
    Name          : Tanjelly
    Location      : Mine of Judgment, Cursed Clock Tower, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X     O O O O O 
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A jelly-like monster that is resistant to physical attacks.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Gain resistance to physical attacks.
    Rarity        : Basically, the amount of damage you take from bash, pierce, and
                    slash attacks is halved.  Theoretically.  It won't work for me.
    Soul Notes    : It can poison you, so watch out!
    
    --
    
    Number        : 94
    Name          : Arc Demon
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : Mana Prism
    Rare Item     : Demon's Mail
    Description   : Uses the powers of darkness to wreak havoc upon the world.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Gain resistance against dark spells and attacks.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This isn't terribly helpful.
    Other Notes   : He can summon these three balls that shoot at you.  Dodge them,
                    dodge the swooping, and attack.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 95
    Name          : Gaibon
    Location      : Mine of Judgment
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O     O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A fiend that serves the Grim Reaper.  It can spit fire while
                    flying.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Gaibon as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : He's a pretty good familiar, actually.
    Other Notes   : He'll fly around shooting fireballs.  When you've got 75% of
                    his health down, he'll turn red and shoot major fireballs.
                    Take him out before he does much in this mode (he's still
                    vunerable in his metamorphing mode).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 96
    Name          : Slogra
    Location      : Mine of Judgment
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O     O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A fiend that serves the Grim Reaper.  It fights on the ground
                    with a spear.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : 20/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw spears.
    Rarity        : *
    Soul Notes    : When used in conjunction with Gaibon, you throw two spears.
    Other Notes   : Once you hit him, he loses his spear and starts punching.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 97
    Name          : Stolas
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X O O
    Common Item   : Mana Prism
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A wise, old creature said to have considerable intelligence.
    Soul Type     : Enchant
    Level         : x/9
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Raise INT and lower STR.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : As with the Wakwak tree, -1 STR, +2 INT per soul.  It's better
                    at raising INT than Lilith.
    Other Notes   : It summons Erinyses endlessly (and Devils occasionally), so
                    rooms with Stolases are good for getting those souls.
    --
    
    Number        : 98
    Name          : Final Guard
    Location      : The Pinnacle, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X X X X X X X X X X X
    Common Item   : Super Potion
    Rare Item     : Cuirass
    Description   : A powerful armored soldier given the task of guarding the
                    castle's key spots.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 60/Time
    Soul Effect   : Gain iron-clad defense.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : You have serious defense with this thing.  It's worthwhile.
    Other Notes   : I hate these guys.  Fly behind them (or use Puppet Master with
                    Skeleton Ape) and attack.  Watch out for when they slasm their
                    sword into the ground to cause fire waves, though.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 99
    Name          : Malacoda
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O     O
    Common Item   : Kotetsu
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A long-tailed demon that serves as the head of the dungeon
                    guardians.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 15/Use
    Soul Effect   : Attack with a tail.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's not so great.
    Other Notes   : The last of the Inferno line of Draghignazzo and Barbariccia,
                    he attacks in the same manner.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 100
    Name          : Alastor
    Location      : The Pinnacle, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A possessed sword driven to seek revenge by the souls of slain
                    soldiers.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/3
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon Alastor as a familiar.
    Rarity        : **
    Soul Notes    : It's a pretty good familiar, although it's not as big as
                    Alastor.  It's akin to the Sword Familiar from Symphony.
    Other Notes   : Go for the sword.  Alastor himself can't be hurt.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 101
    Name          : Iron Golem
    Location      : Wizardry Lab (part two), Demon Guest House, The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  X X X X X X X X X X X 
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A golem with an impenetrable durability.  It has no known
                    weaknesses.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 30/Time
    Soul Effect   : Transform into an invincible Iron Golem.
    Rarity        : ***
    Soul Notes    : This is actually a really cool soul.  Y kicks; A karate chops.
                    It's strong, and you really are invincible.
    Other Notes   : These are a pain to kill.  This is a good time to use the Imp
                    soul as well as multi-hit weapons/souls, such as Une,
                    Valmanway, and Terror Bear.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 102
    Name          : Flying Armor
    Location      : The Lost Village
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  O     X X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A sinister cape-clad figure that hovers in the air.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 5/Time
    Soul Effect   : Reduce the speed of falling.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : It's really handy to have.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 103
    Name          : Balore
    Location      : Wizardry Lab
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A demon with a fear-inducing gaze.
    Soul Type     : Ability
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Touch the Touch Screen to shatter certain blocks.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : You can shatter ice using this soul.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).  This is a balrog, basically.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 104
    Name          : Malphas
    Location      : The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :  
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A black demon that is accompanied by crows.
    Soul Type     : Ability
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Execute a double jump.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : It does what it says on the tin.  You can jump kick now too.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 105
    Name          : Dmitrii
    Location      : The Dark Chapel
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : He can learn the abilities of others.  He is one of the dark
                    lord's candidates.
    Soul Type     : N/A
    Level         : N/A
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : N/A
    Rarity        : N/A
    Soul Notes    : You do get a soul from him, but it's a plot device.  You can't
                    copy copying.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 106
    Name          : Dario
    Location      : Garden of Madness, The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A man with inflammatory powers.  He is one of the dark lord's
                    candidates.
    Soul Type     : N/A
    Level         : N/A
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : N/A
    Rarity        : N/A
    Soul Notes    : N/A
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 107
    Name          : Puppet Master
    Location      : Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : The cursed king of dolls.  It controls dolls and the
                    dimensions.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 5/Use
    Soul Effect   : Throw a puppet and switch places with it.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : You throw a puppet and warp to where it lands.  You need it to
                    advance.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 108
    Name          : Rahab
    Location      : Subterannean Hell
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O     X O   O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A monster that dominates the seas.
    Soul Type     : Ability
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : Gain the ability to move underwater.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : It's worth noting that you can't move freely underwater until
                    you've got the Procel soul.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).  This is a monster from Jewish
                    folklore.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 109
    Name          : Gergoth
    Location      : Condemned Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : Imprisoned in solitude long ago, it gradually grew evil and
                    demented.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 30/Time
    Soul Effect   : Fire a devestating laser beam.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : You can't move while you're using it, though.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).  You wouldn't have had to fight
                    him if he had had any friends...:(
    
    --
    
    Number        : 110
    Name          : Zephyr
    Location      : Cursed Clock Tower
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A demon with mastery over time.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 80/Use
    Soul Effect   : Stop time.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : Of course it doesn't work with the monsters you need it to, so
                    it's a replica of the old stopwatch subweapon.  I never used
                    the stopwatch.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 111
    Name          : Bat Company
    Location      : Silenced Ruins
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O   O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A group of bats that thinks and acts as one.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 15/Time
    Soul Effect   : Transform into a bat and fly.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : That's what you do.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 112
    Name          : Paranoia
    Location      : Demon Guest House
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A foul fiend that nests inside mirrors.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 10/Use
    Soul Effect   : Gain the ability to enter mirrors.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : You need this to get the good ending.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 113
    Name          : Aguni
    Location      : The Pinnacle
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :        X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A being that is the embodiment of fire.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 24/Use
    Soul Effect   : Create a pillar of fire that races across the ground.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : I love this soul.  It's a really strong burst of fire that
                    goes along the ground.  It's the fire equivalent of Frozen
                    Shade.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 114
    Name          : Death
    Location      : Mine of Judgment
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :              X
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : Dracula's confidant.
    Soul Type     : Guardian
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 10/Time
    Soul Effect   : Summon the Grim Reaper's scythe to attack enemies.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : It's useful inasmuch as it hits the whole field.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).  His description never changes
                    throughout all of the games.
    
    --
    
    Number        : 115
    Name          : Abaddon
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :    O O       X O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : The master of pestilent locusts from the deep abyss of the
                    underworld.
    Soul Type     : Bullet
    Level         : x/1
    MP            : 40/Use
    Soul Effect   : Summon a cloud of locusts to swarm foes.
    Rarity        : 0
    Soul Notes    : This is a lot more effective than I originally gave it credit
                    for.  You can touch the touch screen to send the locusts at
                    enemies.
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    --
    
    Number        : 116
    Name          : Menace
    Location      : The Abyss
                     B P S F W L D H P C P
    Weakness      :                O
    Common Item   : N/A
    Rare Item     : N/A
    Description   : A humongous amalgamation of powerful demons.
    Soul Type     : N/A
    Level         : N/A
    MP            : N/A
    Soul Effect   : N/A
    Rarity        : N/A
    Soul Notes    : N/A
    Other Notes   : See the bosses section (4.01).
    
    
    0=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=0
    | 4.03: Weapons |
    0=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=0
    
    Note: The data for the following sections were taken with Soma at level 63.  
          From checking my stats against those of others, it seems that the stat
          boost you get from weapons changes with your level, so this section is
          mostly to be used as a relative comparison.
    
    Here's a key:
    
    Name       : Name of the weapon
    Location   : Where the weapon can be found
    Drop       : What monsters drop it
    Synthesize : How you can synthesize the weapon
    Stat Bonus : What stats are affected by equipping this weapon and by how much
    Damage Type: The type of damage these weapons do (because different monsters
                 are strong/weak to different damage types)
    Special    : What happens when you press A
    Price      : The price for which you can buy the weapons.  For the weapons that
                 you can't buy, halve this number to find out the selling price of
                 the weapon.
    Description: The in-game description of the weapon
    Other Notes: This section mixes sarcastic commentary with pragmatic advice
                 and history lessons
    
    For an explanation of the stats:
         ATK: This is an approximator of the amount of damage you'll do
         DEF: This is an approximator of how little damage your foes will do to you
         STR: This is an indicator of ATK; 2 STR points = 1 ATK point.
         CON: This is an indicator of DEF; 4 CON points = 1 DEF point.
         INT: This affects how much damage your spells (Bullet Souls) will do
         LCK: This affects the soul/item drop rates of your enemies
    
    Also, there are some weapons/souls that will make you wonder where the heck I 
    got them from (e.g., Alucard Sword, Whip, Soul of Bat, etc.).  I got this from 
    the Succubus glitch.  There's a guide on GameFAQs about it (which can be seen 
    here: http://db.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/castlevania_dos_succubus_warp.txt
    and through the use of this website: 
    http://www.angelfire.com/stars5/tkcpics2/dawnofsorrow/#soul_upgrades
    
    If you want to know where to find a weapon, hit CTRL + F and search for the 
    weapon (although I list the location, I just list the area where it can be 
    found; CTRL + F will take you somewhere specific).
    
    Also, you'll notice I list attack type.  This is normally bash/slash/pierce.  
    This corresponds to the enemy data in the game: you'll see a row of symbols.  
    They come in this order:
    
    Bash Thrust Slash Fire Water Lightning Dark Holy Poison Curse Stone
    
    If there's an O underneath the symbol, that enemy takes 1.5x as much damage 
    from that type of damage; if there's an X, the enemy takes 0.5x as much damage.
    
    These sections are grouped and ordered in the same way in which the game groups 
    this stuff, for ease of use.
    
    Knives
    ======
    
    This series slashes directly in front of you and has very little range.
    
    Name       : Knife
    Location   : You start with it
    Drop       : None
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Thrust lunge
    Price      : 200
    Description: A cheap pocket knife.  It cuts poorly.
    Other Notes: It really is cheap.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Combat Knife
    Location   : Wizardry Lab
    Drop       : None
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +7 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Thrust lunge
    Price      : 4800
    Description: A military-issue combat knife.
    Other Notes: None
    
    --
    
    Name       : Baselard
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : None 
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +10 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Thrust lunge
    Price      : 12800
    Description: A short sword with an I-shaped haft.
    Other Notes: It isn't worth it.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cutall
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : None
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +14 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Warp forward and attack (a la the Alucard Sword)
    Price      : 18000
    Description: A sword short of East Indian origin
    Other Notes: It's got a cool special, but that's about it.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cinquedia
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : None
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +21 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Warp forward and attack (like the Alucard Sword)
    Price      : 32800
    Description: A bejeweled short sword featuring elaborate ornamentation
    Other Notes: It sounds weak.  It is.  I don't like the knife series.
    
    
    Swords
    ======
    
    This series is like the knife series but with better range.
    
    Name       : Milican's Sword
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Joyeuse + Catoblepas
    Stat Bonus : +0 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash/Stone
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 30000
    Description: A sword that may petrify the target.
    Other Notes: Don't get too stoned now.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Short Sword
    Location   : The Lost Village, Hammer's shop
    Drop       : None
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +10 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 800
    Description: A sword with a stubby blade
    Other Notes: It's pretty basic.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cutlass
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Short Sword + Axe Armor
    Stat Bonus : +17 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 5800
    Description: A sword used by cavalry riders.
    Other Notes: AND PIRATES
    
    --
    
    Name       : Laevatain
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Joyeuse + Ukoback
    Stat Bonus : +20 ATK; +5 INT
    Damage Type: Slash/Fire
    Special    : It creates an explosion in front of you
    Price      : 32000
    Description: An intensely hot sword that scorches everything it touches.
    Other Notes: It looks really cool - well, hot.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Long Sword
    Location   : The Dark Chapel, Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Cutlass + Corpseweed
    Stat Bonus : +20 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 11800
    Description: A common type of sword.
    Other Notes: That's about it
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mystletain
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Fragarach + Treant
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash/Holy
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 28000
    Description: A sword hewn from the wood of a divine tree.
    Other Notes: It's the Yggdrasil sword!  But don't count it out just because of
                 its low attack power; the holy attribute helps.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Fragarach
    Location   : The Pinnacle
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Long Sword + Great Armor
    Stat Bonus : +27 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 18000
    Description: A demonic sword in the shape of a cross.
    Other Notes: It's got a funky name.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Hrunting
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Fragarach + Mollusca
    Stat Bonus : +30 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash/Poison
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 12000
    Description: A frightening sword that contains venom in its blade.
    Other Notes: As per the description, this can inflict poison upon the enemy.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Valmanway
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Kaladbolg + Abaddon (boss soul)
    Stat Bonus : +31 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : None
    Price      : 88000
    Description: A sword whose name means "Blessed Wind."
    Other Notes: It's a really cool looking sword (even if it's not the strongest).
                 It's fast, so it's great for enemies like the Iron Golem.  Which
                 would have been useful three upgrades ago.  It's also capable of
                 inflicting several hits at once, and it's really good in tandem
                 with the Black Panther soul inasmuch as you can keep hitting it
                 while you're Black Panthering to clear out the weaker enemies.
                 This is, apparently, Symphony's Crissaegrim
    
    --
    
    Name       : Joyeuse
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Hrunting or Mystletain + Killer Clown
    Stat Bonus : +34 ATK; +5 LCK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 50000
    Description: An extravagantly beautiful sword.  Quite valuable.
    Other Notes: It helps when you're soul searching.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Ice Brand
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Joyeuse + Frozen Shade
    Stat Bonus : +41 ATK; +5 INT
    Damage Type: Slash/Water
    Special    : Shoots out an ice cloud
    Price      : 32000
    Description: A demonic sword that freezes all that it touches.
    Other Notes: There's even a slight icy projectile when you swing this sword.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Alucard Sword
    Location   : Glitch/Julius Mode (though it's not technically equippable)
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +45 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Warp, slash twice, and return
    Price      : N/A (can't be sold)
    Description: Alucard's favorite sword
    Other Notes: If you're wondering how I got this, see the note at the beginning
                 of 4.03.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Burtgang
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Milican's Sword or Ice Brand or Laevatain + Iron Golem
    Stat Bonus : +48 ATK; +13 DEF; +10 CON
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 48000
    Description: A sword blessed by divinity.  It is designed for defense first.
    Other Notes: This is a pretty cool sword with very nice stat boosts.  If only
                 it were easier to acquire (the Iron Golem soul is not fun to get;
                 the first tiem I got 100% soul collection rate, it was my last
                 soul).
    
    --
    
    Name       : Kaladbolg
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Burtgang + Arc Demon
    Stat Bonus : +55 ATK; +8 INT
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 52000
    Description: A demonic sword tempered by fairies.
    Other Notes: It's another hard sword to obtain because of the necessary soul.
    
    
    
    Rapiers
    =======
    
    This series thrusts in front of you (dig Soma's fencing pose!).  After the Whip 
    Sword evolution, they've got a whip feel to them.  The series is okay.
    
    Name       : Rapier
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +14 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 480
    Description: A thrusting sword with a tapered blade.
    Other Notes: None
    
    --
    
    Name       : Fleuret
    Location   : Garden of Madness
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +17 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 2880
    Description: A small sword.
    Other Notes: None
    
    --
    
    Name       : Main Gauche
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +21 ATK; +3 DEF
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 5280
    Description: A sword designed for superior defense.
    Other Notes: It's got a weird name
    
    --
    
    Name       : Small Sword
    Location   : Garden of Madness
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 8800
    Description: A light and easy-to-handle sword.
    Other Notes: The name says it all.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Estoc
    Location   : Condemned Tower
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +28 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 12800
    Description: A sword made for stabbing.
    Other Notes: It's kinda pointless (well, it's a sword, so it's got a sharp
                 point), since you can upgrade to the Whip Sword with two rapiers
                 you find earlier.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Whip Sword
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Small Sword, Main Gauche, or Estoc + White Dragon
    Stat Bonus : +31 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 16000
    Description: A sword with a whip-like blade.
    Other Notes: It's only a "whip-like blade" inasmuch as when you attack with it,
                 it looks kinda shaky.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Garian Sword
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Whip Sword + Quetzalcoatl
    Stat Bonus : +35 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 24000
    Description: A flexible, articulated sword made for executions.
    Other Notes: It's a funkier colored Whip Sword.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Nebula
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Garian Sword + Malacoda
    Stat Bonus : +45 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 40000
    Description: A holy chain with a will of its own.
    Other Notes: Nothing special, really, unless you like the rapier series.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Kris Naga
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +38 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 32000
    Description: A beautifully decorated sword made of damask.
    Other Notes: It's not whip-like.
    
    Great Sword
    ===========
    
    This series swings the sword over your head in an arc pattern.  They tend to be 
    more powerful than their sword counterparts, and although they're slower, the 
    power and versatility (since you have greater range) makes up for it.  It's my 
    favorite weapon series.
    
    Name       : Claymore
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 1200
    Description: A heavy, two-handed sword.
    Other Notes: It's a really strong weapon for this point in the game.  It's a
                 two-handed Scottish sword.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Falchion
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : Dead Pirate
    Synthesize : Claymore + Warg
    Stat Bonus : +31 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 8000
    Description: A sword with a wide, crescent blade used by Normans.
    Other Notes: The name comes from a medieval sword by the same name.  Although
                 it's pronouned "falshun" (the ch is an sh, not a k), I always
                 pronounced it "falkion."
    
    --
    
    Name       : Great Sword
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Falchion + Great Armor
    Stat Bonus : +41 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 12000
    Description: A massive sword that is made to smash through its targets.
    Other Notes: What an original name!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Durandal
    Location   : The Pinnacle
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Great Sword + Valkyrie
    Stat Bonus : +52 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 19000
    Description: A sword of giants that was tempered by fairies.
    Other Notes: A sword of giants indeed.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Dainslef
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Durandal + Lilith
    Stat Bonus : +68 ATK; +3 DEF; +6 STR; +6 CON; +6 INT
    Damage Type: Slash/Curse
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 30000
    Description: A demonic sword of finality.
    Other Notes: Look at those stat boosts!  This is seriously a sweet sword.  On
                 top of the stat boosts, this also has a chance of cursing the
                 enemy, which really slows them down.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Ascalon
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Dainslef + Draghignazzo
    Stat Bonus : +69 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 42000
    Description: A dragon-slaying sword.
    Other Notes: The only thing this sword has on its predecessor is one attack
                 point.  That's not that big of a difference.  I'd stick with the
                 Dainslef until you've got the Chaos Ring and want to get to the
                 end of the Great Sword line).  Its name comes from the lance
                 St. George uses in the myth to slay the dragon.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Balmung
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Ascalon + Gergoth
    Stat Bonus : +80 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Thrust
    Price      : 50000
    Description: A demonic dragon-slaying sword.
    Other Notes: Apparently it being "demonic" equates to 11 more attack points.
                 This is also known as Gram (in other Castlevania games and in
                 Norse mythology), and it was used by Sigurd to stop Fafnir, one of
                 the Ragnarok demons.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Final Sword
    Location   : Synthesize only (though you're on the receiving end of it,
                 unfortunately, in The Abyss and The Pinnacle).
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Balmung + Final Sword
    Stat Bonus : +93 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Thrust
    Price      : 72000
    Description: A sword taken from a Final Guard.
    Other Notes: ...and mixed with a DEMONIC DRAGON-SLAYING SWORD, which apparently
                 made it shorter.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Claimh Solais
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Final Sword + Alastor
    Stat Bonus : +104 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Thrust with a massive version of the Claimh Solais
    Price      : 100000
    Description: An indefatigable sword.  Its blade glitters with light.
    Other Notes: The best weapon from Aria of Sorrow returns in all its glittery
                 glory.
    
    
    Spear
    =====
    
    This series is kinda weird.  Soma awkwardly pulls out a spear and thrusts it in 
    front of him.  I'm not a fan.
    
    
    Name       : Spear
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : Armor Knight
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +21 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : He thrusts it out twice in front of him, ducks again, and thrusts.
    Price      : 1000
    Description: A standard spear.
    Other Notes: It's a spear.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Partizan
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : Dead Warrior
    Synthesize : Spear + Armor Knight
    Stat Bonus : +28 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Spear special
    Price      : 6400
    Description: A long pole tipped with a broad blade.
    Other Notes: It looks bamboo-y.  I don't trust bamboo.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Halberd
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Partizan + Axe Armor
    Stat Bonus : +35 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 10000
    Description: A long pole fitted with a wide blade.
    Other Notes: It's Meta-Knight's ship!  It's also Swedish.  They used to put
                 fish on top of the hilts.  Also, the Swiss Guard use it.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Lance
    Location   : The Pinnacle
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Halberd + Valkyrie
    Stat Bonus : +41 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Spear special
    Price      : 16000
    Description: A spear used by knights.
    Other Notes: One of the knights used to use this thing quite frequently; you
                 might say that he used to Lancealot.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Trident
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A (no, the Mermen don't drop it)
    Synthesize : Lance + Mini Devil
    Stat Bonus : +48 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 20000
    Description: A three-pronged spear.
    Other Notes: Used by Posidon and Triton.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Brionac
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Trident + Decarabia
    Stat Bonus : +59 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 32000
    Description: A demonic five-pronged spear.
    Other Notes: Once again, demonic = stronger.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Geiborg
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Brionac + Slogra
    Stat Bonus : +69 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 48000
    Description: A spear tempered by witches.
    Other Notes: WITCHES!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Longinus
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Geiborg + Erinys
    Stat Bonus : +80 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Spear special
    Price      : 68000
    Description: A spear of divinity.
    Other Notes: It looks like the fleur de lis.  It's named this after the name
                 of the soldier who pierced Jesus' side on the cross (so this is
                 that spear, hence its divinity).
    
    --
    
    Name       : Gungner
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Longinus + Bugbear
    Stat Bonus : +48 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce/Lightning
    Special    : Shoots out a massive laser beam
    Price      : 100000
    Description: A divine thunderbolt that pierces everything it touches.
    Other Notes: It's shocking.  This is named for Oden's spear.  I found this
                 out from a Swedish Wikipedia site.  I don't speak Swedish.
    
    
    Hammer
    ======
    
    This series is easy to finish because there are only three items in it.  
    They're kinda pathetic, slow, and really only serve for the carnival game in 
    Subterannean Hell.
    
    Name       : Mace
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +28 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 800
    Description: A large club.
    Other Notes: Yep.  It nets you a Potion in Subterannean Hell.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Morgenstern
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Mace + Needles
    Stat Bonus : +41 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 10000
    Description: A club with a star-shaped head.  A brutal weapon.
    Other Notes: It's German for "morning star."  It's pretty worthless too.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mjollnjr
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Morgenstern + Bugbear
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash/Lightning
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : 28000
    Description: A hammer of a thunder-god.
    Other Notes: No, you read that right.  This weapon is not only weaker than its
                 predecessor, it's weaker than the first weapon in the series.  The
                 upshot is the lightning attribute, but there are other weapons
                 if you really want that.  It's a pretty thor realization.  Ho ho!
                 (yeah, it's Thor's hammer from Norse mythology)
    
    Axe
    ===
    
    As strong as they are, I still prefer the Great Sword.  This weapon line is 
    just like it, essentially, but it feels a little slower.
    
    
    Name       : Axe
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : Axe Armor
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +40 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Jumps, comes back down to smash
    Price      : 800
    Description: A sturdy axe with a single-edged head.
    Other Notes: It's pretty strong, obviously.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Battle Axe
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Axe + Axe Armor
    Stat Bonus : +55 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Axe special
    Price      : 7800
    Description: A combat axe with a double-edged head.
    Other Notes: BATTLE AXE LESSONS AT THE REC CENTER!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Bhuj
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Battle Axe + Manticore
    Stat Bonus : +76 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Axe special
    Price      : 20000
    Description: A very heavy combat axe.
    Other Notes: It is heavy.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Great Axe
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Bhuj + Great Axe Armor
    Stat Bonus : +97 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Axe special
    Price      : 40000
    Description: A huge battle axe.  It is exceptionally heavy.
    Other Notes: And exceptionally strong, especially given how early you can get
                 this baby (about halfway up the Condemned Tower or earlier, if you
                 go exploring the lower half of the Wizardry Lab early).
    
    --
    
    Name       : Golden Axe
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Great Axe + Final Guard
    Stat Bonus : +119 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Axe special
    Price      : 62000
    Description: An axe crafted from gold.  Its performance is outstanding.
    Other Notes: "But it's still heavy" (like Chrono Trigger's Enertron).  Plus
                 the Final Guard soul is not one you should give up lightly - it's
                 a pain to get.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Death's Scythe
    Location   : Synthesize only, but it'll be hurting you in the Mine of Judgment.
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Golden Axe + Death
    Stat Bonus : +142 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash/Dark
    Special    : Thrust + a miniature biting skull a la Death's second form.
    Price      : 100000
    Description: A scythe used by Death to gather souls.
    Other Notes: That's right.  You can synthesize Death's very scythe for soul
                 reaving.  Although it's slow (and because of its shape, it can be
                 unwieldy sometimes), it is the most powerful weapon in the game
                 from an attack stat point of view.
    
    
    Katanas
    =======
    
    I really don't like this series.  Soma will draw the sword, attack, and then 
    resheathe it before attacking again.  It's kinda pointless and slow.  You can 
    get two strikes off in a row if you slash, and immediately upon contact, hit 
    the backdash, but that's it.
    
    
    Name       : Blunt Sword
    Location   : Wizardry Lab
    Drop       : Barbariccia
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +14 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Quick slash
    Price      : 1000
    Description: A sword with a dull cutting edge.
    Other Notes: It's not on the cutting edge of technology, either.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Katana
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : Draghignazzo
    Synthesize : Blunt Sword + Bomber Armor
    Stat Bonus : +21 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Quick slash
    Price      : 9000
    Description: A traditional sword used by samurai.
    Other Notes: The Samurai weren't this slow.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Kotetsu
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Drop       : Malacoda
    Synthesize : Katana + Mini Devil
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Quick slash
    Price      : 15000
    Description: A sword named after the legendary swordsmith, Nagasone Kotetsu.
    Other Notes: This is the first entry where I've been able to fill in all the
                 fields!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Masamune
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Kotetsu + Devil
    Stat Bonus : +31 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Quick slash
    Price      : 24800
    Description: A famed Japanese samurai sword.
    Other Notes: The dark wind begins to blow...
    
    --
    
    Name       : Osafune
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Masamune + Barbariccia
    Stat Bonus : +41 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Quick slash
    Price      : 30000
    Description: A Japanese sword with the full name of Bizen Osafune Nagamitsu.
    Other Notes: This was one of the strongest weapons in Symphony of the Night
                 (it was the Osafune Katana).
    
    --
    
    Name       : Kunitsuna
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Osafune + Malachi
    Stat Bonus : +48 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Quick slash
    Price      : 42000
    Description: Onimaru Kunitsuna, a sword said to have slain Oni demons.
    Other Notes: I was under the impression that "Oni" was Japanese for "demon," so
                 this slew demon demons?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Yasutsuna
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Kunitsuna + Gaibon
    Stat Bonus : +59 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Quick slash
    Price      : 58000
    Description: Doujikiri Yasutsuna, a sword said to have cut off a demon's arm.
    Other Notes: Did it free the ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Muramasa
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Yasutsuna + Malacoda
    Stat Bonus : +73 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash/Curse
    Special    : Double quick slash
    Price      : 98000
    Description: A sword with a macabre reputation.
    Other Notes: I'd get it so confused with the Masamune if not for Chrono
                 Trigger.  This thing is bloodthirsty, apparently.
    
    
    Fists
    =====
    
    This is self-explanatory.  They're not really powerful, nor do they have much 
    range, but selling Cestuses is one of the best ways of making money.
    
    
    Name       : Bare knuckles (Unarmed)
    Location   : N/A
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +0 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : None
    Price      : N/A
    Description: Bare fists.
    Other Notes: Yes the "k" isn't capitalized.  Although you can use this weapon
                 by de-equipping your other weapon, you can find this weapon via
                 the Succubus glitch, which is why I have a description for it.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Brass Knuckles
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Uppercut
    Price      : 200
    Description: Metal knuckles to be worn on the fists.
    Other Notes: I like the uppercut.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cestus
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Brass Knuckles + Zombie
    Stat Bonus : +10 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Uppercut
    Price      : 6000
    Description: Hard knuckle guards worn by ancient boxers.
    Other Notes: I still like the uppercut.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Whip Knuckle
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Cestus + Slaughterer
    Stat Bonus : +17 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Uppercut
    Price      : 17000
    Description: Equip to throw whip-like punches.
    Other Notes: This game's concept of "whip-like" is in need of work (see also:
                 Whip Sword).
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mach Punch
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Whip Knuckle + Hell Boar
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Uppercut
    Price      : 21000
    Description: Enables punches to be thrown at the speed of sound.
    Other Notes: The only reason you know it's at the speed of sound is because of
                 the soundwaves eminating from Soma's fist as he uses this.  Isn't
                 that accurate?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Kaiser Knuckle
    Location   : Synthesize only
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : Mach Punch + Werewolf
    Stat Bonus : +10 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Uppercut (somehow)
    Price      : 33000
    Description: Imbues knuckles with divine rage.
    Other Notes: Despite the description, I don't think it gets imbued with a
                 holy attribute.  Anyway, although this is weaker than the
                 penultimate evolution of this series (and just as strong as the
                 second), it is capable of hitting multiple times, which makes up
                 for this.  It's useful for Iron Golems.
    
    Guns
    ====
    
    These are guns.  They're kinda slow, but they've got pretty sweet range.  There 
    aren't that many.
    
    
    Name       : Handgun
    Location   : Garden of Madness
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +10 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce
    Special    : Fires a three bullet burst
    Price      : 12000
    Description: Fires 9mm rounds.
    Other Notes: Soma looks pretty sweet doing this.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Silver Gun
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Pierce/Holy
    Special    : Fires a three bullet burst
    Price      : 50000
    Description: Shoots silver bullets that have been ritually blessed.
    Other Notes: I'm pretty sure it's holy.  Either way, silver bullets...
    
    --
    
    Name       : RPG
    Location   : Boss Rush Mode (beat in less than five minutes)
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +86 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash?
    Special    : None
    Price      : Can't sell it
    Description: Rocket-propelled grenade
    Other Notes: BOOM, BABY, BOOM!
    
    
    Throwing Weapons
    ================
    
    These are weapons that you can find and throw.  They're not consumable, so 
    don't worry - you have an infinite supply.  If you equip the Skelerang soul 
    when you use them, they do 1.5x as much damage (meaning you can do 2.25x damage 
    to enemies weak to the slash variety of weapon) as they would normally do.
    
    
    Name       : Boomerang
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Skelerang
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Throw the boomerang faster
    Price      : 1500
    Description: A throwing weapon with a curved blade.
    Other Notes: This is the worst boomerang ever - it doesn't come back!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Chakram
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Amalaric Sniper
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +10 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Throwing it harder?
    Price      : 3000
    Description: A throwing weapon with a sharp, circular blade.
    Other Notes: It's smaller than the Boomerang, and it still doesn't come back.
                 Colette fans of the world unite!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Tomahawk
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Great Axe Armor
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +17 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Throwing it faster
    Price      : 7000
    Description: A battle axe designed for throwing.
    Other Notes: This is also a Boomerang-esque weapon (I expected it to be like
                 the Axe Armor soul).  It's almost as bad as the football team that
                 wields this.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Throwing Sickle
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : Throwing it faster
    Price      : 9000
    Description: A small throwing sickle used by ninjas.
    Other Notes: I was sold against this weapon until I read the last word of that
                 description.  It's no shuriken, but it'll do.
    
    
    Random Weapons
    ==============
    
    These are the weapons that don't quite fit into the other categories.
    
    
    Name       : Terror Bear
    Location   : Beat Boss Rush Mode in under eight minutes
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +0
    Damage Type: Bash/Curse
    Special    : Lunge
    Price      : Can't sell
    Description: An insidious stuffed toy filled with iron sand.
    Other Notes: "Iron sand" makes no sense, but I was also wondering how
                 "insidious" worked until I thought about those poor children.
                 That'd be a fun murder trial, though.  This is really good against
                 Iron Golems.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Nunchakus
    Location   : Beat Boss Rush Mode in under seven minutes
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +24 ATK
    Damage Type: Bash
    Special    : Double attack
    Price      : Can't sell
    Description: Only a true master can wield this weapon deadly.
    Other Notes: This thing is kinda hard to use - its range is weak.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Whip
    Location   : Succubus glitch (see the beginning of 4.03)/Julius Mode
    Drop       : N/A
    Synthesize : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +52 ATK
    Damage Type: Slash
    Special    : None
    Price      : Can't sell
    Description: [none] - It's Julius' Vampire Killer.
    Other Notes: It's fun to use, although you can't brandish it.
    
    0=~=~=~=~=~=~=0
    | 4.04: Armor |
    0=~=~=~=~=~=~=0
    
    Please see the note at the beginning of 4.03 for information on how to use this 
    section.  This is divided into three categories, as the game divies them: 
    suits, armor, and robes.
    
    Suits
    =====
    
    Name       : Casual Clothes
    Location   : You start with them
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 DEF
    Price      : 200
    Description: Clothes worn regularly
    Other Notes: They're stylish.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cloth Tunic
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Zombie
    Stat Bonus : +4 DEF
    Price      : 300
    Description: A simple garment made of cloth.
    Other Notes: It looks less substantial than the Casual Clothes, yet it provides
                 more defense.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Gym Clothes
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : Slaughterer
    Stat Bonus : +8 DEF; +2 CON
    Price      : 1000
    Description: An athletic training suit
    Other Notes: KARATE MASTER!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Three 7s
    Location   : Behind the 777 door in the Garden of Madness
    Drop       : Killer Clown
    Stat Bonus : +4 DEF; +7 CON; +7 INT; +7 LCK
    Price      : 7770
    Description: Clothes that summon luck.
    Other Notes: The three sevens being CON, INT, and LCK.  This is invaluable when
                 soul searching.  Note that they summon luck.  Luck, be a lady
                 tonight!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Kung Fu Suit
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Fleaman
    Stat Bonus : +7 DEF; +1 STR
    Price      : 2000
    Description: Looks like it can make you stronger.
    Other Notes: The "looks like" thing is interesting.  This gives you one STR
                 point, but you need two STR points to make a difference, so unless
                 you've got another STR boosting item equipped, this doesn't help
                 in that department.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Biker Jacket
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Quetzalcoatl
    Stat Bonus : +13 DEF; +2 STR
    Price      : 2400
    Description: A leather jacket worn by motorcyclists.
    Other Notes: This one does make you stronger!  Becaues it's a motorcycle
                 jacket!
    
    --
    
    Name       : War Fatigues
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +15 DEF; +3 STR
    Price      : 3200
    Description: Sturdy clothes made for military use.
    Other Notes: Sturdy?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Ninja Suit
    Location   : Garden of Madness
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +18 DEF; +3 STR; +2 CON
    Price      : Can you put a price on a ninja?  But 5000.
    Description: A ninja's combat garment.
    Other Notes: It's a ninja suit!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Justaucorps
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +19 DEF; +1 STR; +1 INT
    Price      : 12880
    Description: A luxurious suit with fine detailing throughout.
    Other Notes: It looks like Richter's clothing.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Army Jacket
    Location   : Cursed Clock Tower
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +24 DEF
    Price      : 15000
    Description: A jacket woven with a special fabric that resists cuts.
    Other Notes: Hammer?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Pitch Black Suit
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Succubus, Yeti
    Stat Bonus : +29 DEF; +2 INT
    Price      : 19600
    Description: A suit that is the color of inky darkness.
    Other Notes: Very cool.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Olrox's Suit
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +39 DEF; +2 STR; +2 CON; +2 INT
    Price      : 24000
    Description: A suit favored by Count Olrox
    Other Notes: With a suit like this, you'd think he would have been harder.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Dracula's Tunic
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +1 ATK; +47 DEF; +6 STR; +6 CON; +6 INT; +6 LCK
    Price      : 39000
    Description: A tunic imbued with Dracula's dark power.
    Other Notes: But it's really cool.
    
    
    Armor
    =====
    
    Name       : Breastplate
    Location   : Garden of Madness
    Drop       : Bomber Armor, Valkyrie
    Stat Bonus : +12 DEF
    Price      : 800
    Description: A breastplate fashioned from iron.
    Other Notes: Nothing to say.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Leather Armor
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Axe Armor
    Stat Bonus : +8 DEF
    Price      : 1860
    Description: A suit of armor crafted out of leather.
    Other Notes: It's good at the start.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Ring Mail
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : Great Armor
    Stat Bonus : +16 DEF
    Price      : 2800
    Description: A mail suit with metal rings sewn on.
    Other Notes: If it were a femail suit, it wouldn't be as good.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Scale Mail
    Location   : Cursed Clock Tower
    Drop       : Disc Armor
    Stat Bonus : +20 DEF
    Price      : 4200
    Description: A mail suit with scale-like plates sewn on.
    Other Notes: Scale mail rhymes.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Chain Mail
    Location   : Subterannean Hell
    Drop       : Great Axe Armor
    Stat Bonus : +25 DEF
    Price      : 8000
    Description: A suit made of woven chains.
    Other Notes: Classic knight stuff.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Hauberk
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Erinys
    Stat Bonus : +29 DEF
    Price      : 9800
    Description: Chain mail made for easy movement.
    Other Notes: Hauberk?  *snicker*
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cuirass
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Final Guard
    Stat Bonus : +38 DEF
    Price      : 14000
    Description: A torso armor with a rounded profile.
    Other Notes: Good luck getting this one.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Blocking Mail
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Dead Crusaders
    Stat Bonus : +25 DEF
    Price      : 26090
    Description: A mail suit that occasionally blocks attacks.
    Other Notes: Some people block their mail from coming in.  But this isn't too
                 reliable.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Eversing
    Location   : Subterannean Hell
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +46 DEF
    Price      : 30000
    Description: An armor tempered by a waterfall over many millenniums.
    Other Notes: What a description.  But this is good armor.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Demon's Mail
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Arc Demon
    Stat Bonus : +56 DEF
    Price      : 66000
    Description: A mail suit that is imbued with demonic power.
    Other Notes: Notice how much the game likes demonic stuff?  Anyway, it's
                 defensively the best armor in the game, but good luck getting it.
    
    Robes
    =====
    
    These will usually give you some sort of extra bonus - be it an intelligence 
    bonus or an elemental resistance - in addition to their defensive bonus.
    
    Name       : Silk Robe
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : Persephone
    Stat Bonus : +4 DEF; +2 INT
    Price      : 800
    Description: A robe made of woven silk.
    Other Notes: That description helps.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mage Robe
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +10 DEF; +5 INT
    Price      : 2300
    Description: A robe worn by mages.
    Other Notes: Such nice descriptions.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Elfin Robe
    Location   : Garden of Madness
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +16 DEF; +8 INT
    Price      : 5000
    Description: A robe woven by elves.
    Other Notes: I hate the descriptions in this section.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Wyrm Robe
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Flame Demon
    Stat Bonus : +22 DEF
    Price      : 15000
    Description: A fire-resistant robe made from the hide of a wyrm.
    Other Notes: That description's slightly better - it tells us that you take
                 0.5x the damage you'd normally take from fire attacks.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Aquarius
    Location   : Wizardry Lab
    Drop       : Frozen Shade
    Stat Bonus : +28 DEF
    Price      : 15000
    Description: A water-resistant robe that is imbued with elemental power.
    Other Notes: It does just what it says on the tin, to quote Captain Jack
                 Harkness.  You take 0.5x the damage you'd normally take from water
                 attacks.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Serenity Robe
    Location   : Wizardry Lab (part two)
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +34 DEF; +10 INT
    Price      : 23000
    Description: A blessed robe that calms the spirit.
    Other Notes: Serene.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Death's Robe
    Location   : Beat Boss Rush Mode in under six minutes.
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +1 ATK; +34 DEF; +4 STR; +4 CON; +13 INT; +4 LCK
    Price      : 42000
    Description: A robe once worn by Death.
    Other Notes: Before he died?  Death died?  Anyway, this is one of the better
                 robes.  Now you can wear Death's Robe while wielding Death's
                 Scythe and using the Death soul!  It's a goth's paradise!
    
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    | 4.05: Accessories |
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    Soma is one to accessorize.  See 4.03 for information on how to use this 
    section.
    
    
    Name       : Rare Ring
    Location   : Silenced Ruins; start of game if you have Aria of Sorrow.
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +4 LCK
    Price      : 
    Description: A ring that raises the appearance of rare items.
    Other Notes: The true value in this is in the description: yes, it raises your
                 luck, but the drop rate of rate items doubles.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Pendant
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : Ghoul
    Stat Bonus : +1 LCK
    Price      : 80
    Description: A plain pendant.
    Other Notes: With a plain bonus.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cape
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +2 DEF
    Price      : 200
    Description: A plain cape.
    Other Notes: Not much more to say.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Scarf
    Location   : Wizardry Lab, Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +2 DEF; +2 CON
    Price      : 370
    Description: A scarf made of knitted wool.
    Other Notes: Aww.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Traveler Cape
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 DEF
    Price      : 600
    Description: A sturdy cape popular among travelers.
    Other Notes: And it's such a nice color.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Crimson Cloak
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +4 DEF
    Price      : 1200
    Description: A cloak in a vivid crimson color.
    Other Notes: Not much to say.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Black Cloak
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Ripper
    Stat Bonus : +5 DEF
    Price      : 2980
    Description: A cloak the color of inky darkness.
    Other Notes: Now they're recycling descriptions.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Heart Pendant
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : Heart Eater
    Stat Bonus : +1 DEF; +2 LCK
    Price      : 250
    Description: A heart-shaped pendant.
    Other Notes: The real value of this is that it increases the amount of hearts
                 you find.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Skull Necklace
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Devil
    Stat Bonus : +5 DEF; +2 INT; -1 LCK
    Price      : 666
    Description: A macabre necklace.
    Other Notes: It's not really worth it.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Flame Necklace
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Succubus
    Stat Bonus : +2 DEF; +5 INT
    Price      : 500
    Description: A necklace that symbolizes fire.
    Other Notes: It'll reduce the damage you take from fire by a tiny little bit.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Rosary
    Location   : Wizardry Lab
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 DEF; +10 INT
    Price      : 10000
    Description: Beads with a cross made of silver.
    Other Notes: It's a reference to Castlevania I.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Red Scarf
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +5 DEF; +5 CON
    Price      : 1180
    Description: A red scarf that has an air of melancholy.
    Other Notes: An air of melancholy?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Neck Warmer
    Location   : Subterannean Hell
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +8 DEF; +10 CON
    Price      : 8800
    Description: A cold-beating garment made of a new synthetic material.
    Other Notes: Which is good for keeping the vampires away.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Power Belt
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 DEF; +2 STR
    Price      : 2500
    Description: A belt that provides support to muscles.
    Other Notes: Yep.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Black Belt
    Location   : Drop only
    Drop       : Werewolf
    Stat Bonus : +1 ATK; +2 DEF; +5 STR
    Price      : 5500
    Description: A black belt worn by skilled fighters.
    Other Notes: Why does it have to be black?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Megingiord
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +2 ATK; +5 DEF; +10 STR
    Price      : 10000
    Description: A belt worn by a deity of war.  It amplifies power.
    Other Notes: Good stuff.  It makes its return from previous games.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Hoop Earring
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +1 DEF; +1 INT
    Price      : 1000
    Description: An earring in the shape of a hoop.
    Other Notes: Soma?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Turquoise Stud
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +2 DEF; +1 INT
    Price      : 2000
    Description: A stud earring embedded with a blue-green gem.
    Other Notes: It's not much better than the Hoop Earring.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Silver Stud
    Location   : Condemned Tower
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +3 DEF; +1 INT
    Price      : 4000
    Description: A stud earring made of silver.
    Other Notes: Still not much better than the rest of the earring series.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Gold Stud
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +4 DEF; +1 INT
    Price      : 6000
    Description: A stud earring made of gold.
    Other Notes: I'm a gold stud.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Bloody Stud
    Location   : Wizardry Lab (part two)
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +5 DEF; +2 (!) INT
    Price      : 8000
    Description: A deep-red stud earring made of ruby.
    Other Notes: If anyone ever tries to date the daughter I'll have, that's what
                 he'll be.  Unless he's a nerd.  Then he'll be a bloody nerd.  And
                 if he likes Castlevania, he'll be crying bloody tears.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Platinum Stud
    Location   : Cursed Clock Tower
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +5 DEF; +1 INT
    Price      : 10000
    Description: An expensive stud earring made of platinum.
    Other Notes: It went down in quality from its bloody counterpart!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Tear of Blood
    Location   : The Lost Village
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +9 DEF; +1 STR; +1 CON; +1 INT
    Price      : 30000
    Description: A red jewel the color of blood.
    Other Notes: Bloody Tears - get it?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Lucky Charm
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +1 LCK
    Price      : 100
    Description: A good-luck charm for prosperity.
    Other Notes: One point of luck?  That's not so great.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mina's Talisman
    Location   : Demon Guest House (from Arikado)
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : None
    Price      : N/A
    Description: A talisman from Hakuba Shrine.  Said to suppress dark souls.
    Other Notes: Use it in the middle of the castle for the good ending.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Satan's Ring
    Location   : The Pinnacle
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +8 DEF; +3 STR; +3 CON; +3 INT
    Price      : 66666
    Description: A ring once worn by the dark lord.
    Other Notes: Very nice.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Soul Eater Ring
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +5 LCK
    Price      : 300000
    Description: A ring that raises the appearance of souls.
    Other Notes: Although you get the luck bonus, the real value of this lies in
                 the fact that soul appearance rate doubles.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Rune Ring
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +1 DEF
    Price      : 50000
    Description: A ring that boosts the speed of MP restoration.
    Other Notes: The description says it all.  Combine this with the Treant soul
                 if you use MP a lot.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Shaman Ring
    Location   : Cursed Clock Tower
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +1 DEF
    Price      : 50000
    Description: Gain more experience points.
    Other Notes: You gain 1.2x the amount of experience.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Gold Ring
    Location   : Wizardry Lab (part two)
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +1 DEF
    Price      : 50000
    Description: A ring that makes monsters drop more money.
    Other Notes: Money appears more frequently and in greater amounts with this.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Chaos Ring
    Location   : The Abyss, provided that you have 100% of all the souls in the
                 game in your inventory.
    Drop       : N/A
    Stat Bonus : +2 DEF; +1 STR; +1 CON; +1 INT
    Price      : Can't sell it
    Description: A ring that ceaselessly draws dark power from chaos.
    Other Notes: This shoots your MP restoration rate up.  You don't really have
                 to worry about running out now.
    
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    | 4.06: Items |
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    These are the things that fall into the "use item" category (in the menu).  I'm 
    not gonna list the locations of the healing items, since there are so many.
    
    Potions
    =======
    
    Name       : Potion
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : 100 HP
    Price      : 300
    Description: Restores 100 HP.
    Other Notes: Yes it does.
    
    --
    
    Name       : High Potion
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : 200 HP
    Price      : 1000
    Description: Restores 200 HP.
    Other Notes: There's a trend.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Super Potion
    Drop       : Final Guard
    Heals      : All HP
    Price      : 5000
    Description: Restores all HP
    Other Notes: Find these things; they're jerks to get from Final Guards.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mind Up
    Drop       : Devil
    Heals      : 100 MP
    Price      : 400
    Description: Restores 100 MP.
    Other Notes: You'll really only use these when you're in a pinch.
    
    --
    
    Name       : High Mind Up
    Drop       : Malachi
    Heals      : 200 MP
    Price      : 1200
    Description: Restores 200 MP.
    Other Notes: Again, you'll probably only use these in boss fights.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mana Prism
    Drop       : Arc Demon, Stolas
    Heals      : All MP
    Price      : 3000
    Description: Restores all of your MP.
    Other Notes: I'm always so hesitant to use these.  It just feels wrong.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Anti-Venom
    Drop       : Mollusca
    Heals      : Poison
    Price      : 100
    Description: Cures poison.
    Other Notes: Poison wears off so quickly that it's almost worthless; plus,
                 there aren't a ton of poisonous enemies.  It's not like in other
                 game where poison eats away at your HP.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Uncurse Potion
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : Curse
    Price      : 100
    Description: Nullifies the effects of curses.
    Other Notes: This is the more useful between the two status effect curers.
                 Although you won't be cursed on normal mode, on hard mode, it can
                 seriously make a difference.
    
    Food
    ====
    
    The poisonous food is in the next division.
    
    Name       : Meat Strip
    Drop       : Needles
    Heals      : 29 HP
    Price      : 290
    Description: Restores 29 HP.
    Other Notes: It looks like a whole turkey to me, but this is the classic
                 Castlevania healing item.
    
    
    --
    
    Name       : Tasty Meat
    Drop       : Gorgon
    Heals      : 290 HP
    Price      : 400
    Description: Restores 290 HP.
    Other Notes: But it's from a Gorgon and somehow automatically comes with
                 carrots and celery!  Eww...
    
    --
    
    Name       : Rice Ball
    Drop       : Dead Warrior
    Heals      : 50 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: Simple, but tasty.
    Other Notes: And so pointless.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Mushroom
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : 100 HP
    Price      : 190
    Description: A deliciously appetizing mushroom.
    Other Notes: This one doesn't poison you.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Corn Soup
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : 80 HP
    Price      : 150
    Description: A creamy soup with croutons.
    Other Notes: Most of these you'll just kinda use in a pinch.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Beef Curry
    Drop       : Waiter Skeleton
    Heals      : 500 HP
    Price      : 1380
    Description: Mouth-wateringly delicious.
    Other Notes: This one's actually worthwhile to get.  Try to get one from a
                 Waiter Skeleton - they're not hard to kill.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Noodles
    Drop       : Heart Eater
    Heals      : 300 HP
    Price      : 800
    Description: Noodles floating in a broth made from pork bones.
    Other Notes: It's not really worth it.  I don't like Heart Eaters.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cream Soda
    Drop       : Witch
    Heals      : 100 HP
    Price      : 400
    Description: Topped with a cherry.
    Other Notes: Mmm...nothing tops off a nice hearty run through a demonic castle
                 from Hell like a nice cream soda...with a cherry on top.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Cream Puff
    Drop       : Student Witch
    Heals      : 80 HP
    Price      : 120
    Description: Soft, fluffy, and sweet.
    Other Notes: Aww.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Milk
    Drop       : Catoblepas, Gorgon
    Heals      : 60 HP
    Price      : 148
    Description: Low-fat milk -- for your bones.
    Other Notes: It's good until you consider the source.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Coffee
    Drop       : Lilith
    Heals      : 100 HP
    Price      : 130
    Description: Decaffeinated coffee.
    Other Notes: This would have been my favorite item in the game, but it's decaf.
                 I drink for the caffeine, and also, anyone who's ever played
                 Day of the Tentacle...
    
    --
    
    Name       : Tea
    Drop       : Ghost Dancer
    Heals      : 80 HP
    Price      : 200
    Description: Sip slowly and relax.
    Other Notes: ...in Dracula's castle.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Pudding
    Drop       : Dead Mate
    Heals      : 100 HP
    Price      : 150
    Description: It wiggles and jiggles.
    Other Notes: Oh the jokes we could make.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Strawberry
    Drop       : Persephone
    Heals      : 150 HP
    Price      : 330
    Description: A plump, sweet strawberry.
    Other Notes: But Dark Helmet still doesn't like yogurt.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Melon
    Drop       : Erinys
    Heals      : 300 HP
    Price      : 1500
    Description: A melon of the finest quality.
    Other Notes: *snicker*
    
    --
    
    Name       : Grapes
    Drop       : Alura Une
    Heals      : 60 HP
    Price      : 380
    Description: Bursting with flavorful juice.
    Other Notes: Not worth getting.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Hamburger
    Drop       : Killer Clown
    Heals      : 30 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: A food made of fried, minced meat sandwiched in pieces of bread.
    Other Notes: I imagine that description was trying to explain hamburgers to
                 the Japanese.  But this isn't worth it.  Are they trying to say
                 something?
    
    --
    
    Name       : Fried Chicken
    Drop       : Rycuda
    Heals      : 129 HP
    Price      : 400
    Description: Crisply fried chicken thigh.
    Other Notes: Hehe...just think about it.  Rycuda's a lightning bird.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Hot Dog
    Drop       : Hell Boar
    Heals      : 60 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: The king of junk food.
    Other Notes: That's just not nice.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Pumpkin Pie
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : 60 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: Sweet and delicious.
    Other Notes: If it were my pumpkin pie, it'd heal more.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Pancake
    Drop       : Valkyrie
    Heals      : 70 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: It's nothing without maple syrup.
    Other Notes: Aww, don't tell it that.  Of course it's something without syrup!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Piroshki
    Drop       : Slaughterer
    Heals      : 50 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: Russian-style fried meat dumpling.
    Other Notes: Don't be Russian' to get this!
    
    --
    
    Name       : Tinned Spinach
    Drop       : The Creature
    Heals      : 40 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: May give the illusion of bulking up muscle mass.
    Other Notes: Now they've crossed the line.  They're trying to debunk Popeye! :(
    
    --
    
    Name       : Foie Gras
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : All HP
    Price      : 3000
    Description: One of the world's three great delicacies.  Duck liver paste.
    Other Notes: Read those two statements again, and tell me they're not
                 contradictory.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Caviar
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : All HP
    Price      : 3000
    Description: One of the world's three great delicacies.  Sturgeon eggs.
    Other Notes: I don't get it.  None of these "great delicacies" sound appetizing
                 in the slightest.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Truffle
    Drop       : N/A
    Heals      : All HP
    Price      : 3000
    Description: One of the world's three great delicacies.  Rare black mushrooms.
    Other Notes: I give up.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Paella
    Drop       : Cave Troll
    Heals      : 120 HP
    Price      : 800
    Description: A veritable cornucopia of seafood.
    Other Notes: Cornucopia.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Spaghetti
    Drop       : Manticore, Mushussu
    Heals      : 150 HP
    Price      : 950
    Description: Served al dente.
    Other Notes: This is a really worthwhile healing item.  Seriously.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Ice Cream
    Drop       : Frozen Shade
    Heals      : 50 HP
    Price      : 100
    Description: A thick vanilla ice cream loaded with egg yolks.
    Other Notes: Soma's so spoiled.  First the Cream Soda, now this.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Salmon Meuniere
    Drop       : Killer Fish
    Heals      : 120 HP
    Price      : 1000
    Description: A seafood dish seasoned with curry powder.
    Other Notes: This actually sounds really good, and I like neither seafood nor
                 curry.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Boiled Starfish
    Drop       : Decarabia
    Heals      : 120 HP
    Price      : 200
    Description: Has a firm, jelly-like texture.
    Other Notes: It's pretty okay.
    
    Poisonous Food
    ==============
    
    These are the easiest finds, and although they appear detrimental, if you equip 
    the Ghoul soul and eat them, you'll heal the amount of HP it says you lose.  I 
    use these more than the other food items because they're so easy to find.  You 
    can't kill yourself from food poisoning; you'll just go down to 1 HP.
    
    Name       : Amanita
    Drop       : Wakwak Tree
    Heals      : -100 HP
    Price      : 0
    Description: A toxic mushroom that induces hallucinations.
    Other Notes: Popular in the 1960s.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Rotten Meat
    Drop       : Ghoul
    Heals      : -200 HP
    Price      : 0
    Description: A slab of rotting beef.
    Other Notes: Ewwwwwwww.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Spoiled Milk
    Drop       : Hell Boar
    Heals      : -400 HP
    Price      : 0
    Description: Its expiration date is from three years ago.
    Other Notes: It's nice and curdled.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Rusty Food Tin
    Drop       : Dead Pirate
    Heals      : -600 HP
    Price      : 0
    Description: Are you brave enough to open it?
    Other Notes: NO!
    
    Key Items
    =========
    
    These aren't dropped; they're found/bought.  You can't sell them.  Those 
    buyable in Hammer's shop are all bought for 100 gold.
    
    Name       : Castle Map 0
    Location   : You start with it
    Description: One portion of the castle's floor plan is written on it.
    Other Notes: I only have this through the glitch.  It's not a real item.  It
                 shows The Lost Village.  Or part of it.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Castle Map 1
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Description: One portion of the castle's floor plan is written on it.
    Other Notes: This shows part of the Wizardry Lab.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Castle Map 2
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Description: One portion of the castle's floor plan is written on it.
    Other Notes: This shows the Garden of Madness and the Demon Guest House.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Castle Map 3
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Description: One portion of the castle's floor plan is written on it.
    Other Notes: This shows the Dark Chapel.
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 1-1
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Description: No reading! (in Hammer's shop) - perhaps as a social commentary.
                 Exclusive Scoop!  Abominable Snowman Discovered?!
    Other Notes: The UMA News 1 series is about the Yeti.  He's in the first room
                 of the game; use the Waiter Skeleton soul to lure him out.
                 Whoops, I just defeated the purpose for finding these.
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 1-2
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Description: Snowman living on the mountains?  Spotted near the mountain 
                 village!
    Other Notes: See notes for 1-1.
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 1-3
    Location   : Subterannean Hell
    Description: According to witnesses, the beast appeared to be searching for
                 food.
    Other Notes: Too easy.
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 2-1
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Description: No reading! (in Hammer's shop)
                 Terror Alert!  His Name is Mothman!
    Other Notes: The UMA News 2 series is about Mothman.  He's in the ostensibly
                 optional room in The Pinnacle with two Final Guards; use Rycuda
                 to activate the projector to lure him in.
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 2-2
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Description: There have been numerous sightings of the creature high in the
                 sky.
    Other Notes: Thanks!
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 2-3
    Location   : Condemned Tower
    Description: The latest reports indicate that it is drawn to intense light.
    Other Notes: Yep.
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 2-4
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Description: The light apparently came from thunderbolts!
    Other Notes: More clues!
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 3-1
    Location   : Hammer's shop
    Description: Up in the Sky!  Is it a Man?
    Other Notes: This set is about the Flying Humanoid.  Just use Mandragora in the
                 room outside of the Cursed Clock Tower's last save room.  OH SNAP!
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 3-2
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Description: Let us call this airborne being the Flying Humanoid.
    Other Notes: Let us call him that!
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 3-3
    Location   : Condemned Tower
    Description: Could we ever achieve contact with this aerial being?
    Other Notes: Well, no.  We'll kill him.
    
    --
    
    Name       : UMA News 4
    Location   : Wizardry Lab
    Description: With great regret, we announce that this is our final issue.
    Other Notes: This is one of the greatest ironies in the game.  This is the
                 hardest one to get, and they flip you the bird by giving you no
                 useful information.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Tower Key
    Location   : Condemned Tower
    Description: An oddly shaped key.
    Other Notes: You need this to open the Cursed Clock Tower.
    
    
    Just For Kicks
    ==============
    
    These are references to the original Castlevania and have no purposes other 
    than nostalgia/selling value.
    
    Name       : Konami Man
    Location   : Cursed Clock Tower
    Price      : 5000
    Description: 5000 points
    Other Notes: So sweet.  Check the walkthrough for information on how to get
                 him.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Crown
    Location   : Demon Guest House
    Price      : 5000
    Description: 5000 points
    Other Notes: Sit in the chair in one of the side rooms in one of the really big
                 rooms of the Demon Guest House.
    
    --
    
    Name       : Bell
    Location   : The Dark Chapel
    Price      : 5000
    Description: 5000 points
    Other Notes: Hippogryph into one of the bells in The Dark Chapel's bell tower,
                 and this'll fall out.
    
    
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    Hammer's Shop
    -------------
    
    This is a list of everything you can buy at Hammer's.  You can't buy it all at 
    the beginning of the game, so if you see something in the list that you want 
    but can't buy in the game just yet, just wait until you beat the next boss, and 
    then go check.  It's separated into two sides for ease of use.  They're 
    organized as the game organizes them - healing items, key items, weapons by 
    category, armor, accessories.
    
    o-----------------o--------o                 o-----------------o--------o
    |      Item       | Price  |                 |      Item       | Price  |    
    o-----------------o--------o                 o-----------------o--------o
    | Potion          |    300 |                 | Mace            |    800 |
    | High Potion     |   1000 |                 | Axe             |    800 |
    | Mind Up         |    400 |                 | Battle Axe      |   7800 |
    | High Mind Up    |   1200 |                 | Blunt Sword     |   1000 |
    | Anti-Venom      |    100 |                 | Katana          |   9000 |
    | Uncurse Potion  |    100 |                 | Masamune        |  24800 |
    | Castle Map 1    |    100 |                 | Brass Knuckles  |    200 |
    | Castle Map 2    |    100 |                 | Cestus          |   6000 |
    | UMA News 1-1    |    100 |                 | Handgun         |  12000 |
    | UMA News 2-1    |    100 |                 | Silver Gun      |  50000 |
    | UMA News 3-1    |    100 |                 | Boomerang       |   1500 |
    | Knife           |    200 |                 | Tomahawk        |   7000 |
    | Baselard        |  12800 |                 | Throwing Sickle |   9000 |
    | Cinquedia       |  32800 |                 | Cloth Tunic     |    300 |
    | Rapier          |    480 |                 | Gym Clothes     |   1000 |
    | Main Gauche     |   5280 |                 | Leather Armor   |    800 |
    | Kris Naga       |  32000 |                 | Breastplate     |   1880 |
    | Short Sword     |    800 |                 | Ring Mail       |   2800 |
    | Cutlass         |   5800 |                 | Scale Mail      |   4200 |
    | Long Sword      |  11800 |                 | Silk Robe       |    800 |
    | Claymore        |   1200 |                 | Pendant         |     80 |
    | Falchion        |   8000 |                 | Scarf           |    370 |
    | Spear           |   1000 |                 | Red Scarf       |   1180 |
    | Partizan        |   6400 |                 | Lucky Charm     |    100 |
    | Halberd         |  10000 |                 | Soul Eater Ring | 300000 |
    o-----------------o--------o                 o-----------------o--------o
    
    Yoko's
    ------
    
    This is the synthesis shop.  This section is divded as the game's is.
    
    Sword
    =====
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Short Sword       | Armor Knight      | Cutlass           |
         | Cutlass           | Corpseweed        | Long Sword        |
         | Long Sword        | Great Armor       | Fragarach         |
         | Fragarach         | Mollusca          | Hrunting          |
         | Fragarach         | Treant            | Mystletain        |
         | Hrunting          | Killer Clown      | Joyeuse           |
         | Mystletain        | Killer Clown      | Joyeuse           |
         | Joyeuse           | Catoblepas        | Milican's Sword   |
         | Joyeuse           | Frozen Shade      | Ice Brand         |
         | Joyeuse           | Ukoback           | Laevatain         |
         | Milican's Sword   | Iron Golem        | Burtgang          |
         | Ice Brand         | Iron Golem        | Burtgang          |
         | Laevatain         | Iron Golem        | Burtgang          |
         | Burtgang          | Arc Demon         | Kaladbolg         |
         | Kaladbolg         | Abaddon           | Valmanway         |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
    Great Sword
    ===========
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Claymore          | Warg              | Falchion          |
         | Falchion          | Great Armor       | Great Sword       |
         | Great Sword       | Valkyrie          | Durandal          |
         | Durandal          | Lilith            | Dainslef          |
         | Dainslef          | Draghignazzo      | Ascalon           |
         | Ascalon           | Gergoth           | Balmung           |
         | Balmung           | Final Guard       | Final Sword       |
         | Final Sword       | Alastor           | Claimh Solais     |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
    
    Rapier
    ======
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Main Gauche       | White Dragon      | Whip Sword        |
         | Small Sword       | White Dragon      | Whip Sword        |
         | Estoc             | White Dragon      | Whip Sword        |
         | Whip Sword        | Quetzalcoatl      | Garian Sword      |
         | Garian Sword      | Malacoda          | Nebula            |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
    Polearm
    =======
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Spear             | Armor Knight      | Partizan          |
         | Partizan          | Axe Armor         | Halberd           |
         | Halberd           | Valkyrie          | Lance             |
         | Lance             | Mini Devil        | Trident           |
         | Trident           | Decarabia         | Brionac           |
         | Brionac           | Slogra            | Geiborg           |
         | Geiborg           | Erinys            | Longinus          |
         | Longinus          | Bugbear           | Gungnir           |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
    Axe
    ===
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Axe               | Axe Armor         | Battle Axe        |
         | Battle Axe        | Manticore         | Bhuj              |
         | Bhuj              | Great Axe Armor   | Great Axe         |
         | Great Axe         | Final Guard       | Golden Axe        |
         | Golden Axe        | Death             | Death's Scythe    |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
    Hammer
    ======
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Mace              | Needles           | Morgernstern      |
         | Morgernstern      | Bugbear           | Mjollnjr          |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
    Katana
    ======
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Blunt Sword       | Bomber Armor      | Katana            |
         | Katana            | Mini Devil        | Kotetsu           |
         | Kotetsu           | Devil             | Masamune          |
         | Masamune          | Barbariccia       | Osafune           |
         | Osafune           | Malachi           | Kunitsuna         |
         | Kunitsuna         | Gaibon            | Yasutsuna         |
         | Yasutsuna         | Malacoda          | Muramasa          |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
    Punch
    =====
    
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Original Weapon   +       Soul       ->     New Weapon    |
         o-----------------------------------------------------------o
         | Brass Knuckles    | Zombie            | Cestus            |
         | Cestus            | Slaughterer       | Whip Knuckle      |
         | Whip Knuckle      | Hell Boar         | Mach Punch        |
         | Mach Punch        | Werewolf          | Kaiser Knuckle    |
         o-------------------o-------------------o-------------------o
    
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    You unlock Boss Rush mode after beating the game.  You face all of the bosses 
    from the game (sans Menace) in this order:
    
    1.)  Flying Armor
    2.)  Balore
    3.)  Dmitrii
    4.)  Puppet Master
    5.)  Dario
    6.)  Rahab
    7.)  Gergoth
    8.)  Zephyr
    9.)  Bat Company
    10.) Paranoia
    11.) Aguni
    12.) Abaddon
    13.) Death
    
    There aren't a lot of tips I can give you, other than:
    
    -Make sure you have and use the Black Panther soul.
    -Experiment with souls!  Look at bosses' weaknesses, and figure out what
     soul you have now that you didn't have when you fought them might work
     better!  This especially applies with souls like Erinys, which has a holy
     attribute, Bomber Armor, and Abaddon.
    -Make sure you have the Ghoul soul.  That way, when you run low on health, you
     can use the Rusty Food Tin.
    -There are tons of FAQs around on specific strategies for this mode, based on
     your skill level.
    
    Here's a list of the rewards you can get:
    
    o--------------o--------------o
    | Time to Beat |    Reward    |
    o--------------o--------------o
    | 5 Minutes    | RPG          |
    | 6 Minutes    | Death's Robe |
    | 7 Minutes    | Nunchaku     |
    | 8 Minutes    | Terror Bear  |
    | Over 8 Min.  | Potion       |
    o--------------o--------------o
    
    Also note that you can only get each reward once.  If you beat five minutes 
    twice, you get an RPG the first time and a Potion the second.  Have fun!
    
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    This is the section where I put questions people ask me so as to help others.
    
    Q1: What are the differences between normal and hard mode?
    A1: In hard mode, the enemies are faster, take longer to kill, do more damage
        to you, and some inflict other status effects.
    
    Q2: What is enemy set mode?
    A2: Enemy set mode is a multiplayer feature.  There's an FAQ on the site
        dedicated to it.  There's too much to it to merit me making a section on
        it.
    
    Q3: What's a good way to make money?
    A3: I find the best way is to buy nine of Brass Knuckles, and go to the room
        before the drawbridge in The Lost Village.  Get nine Zombie souls, and use
        them to make nine Cestuses.  Sell these to Hammer, and then repeat.
    
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    There aren't really that many that I haven't given in the walkthrough.  The 
    only ones I can add are these:
    
    Aria of Sorrow
    ==============
    
    If you put Aria of Sorrow in the GBA slot of the DS, when you start a new game, 
    you'll start with the Rare Ring.
    
    Julius Mode
    ===========
    
    Beat the game with the medium ending.
    
    New Game +
    ==========
    
    Beat the game with the best ending.
    
    Boss Rush Mode
    =============
    
    Beat the game with the best ending.
    
    Sound Test Mode
    ===============
    
    Beat the game with the best ending.
    
    Hell Fire Soul
    ==============
    
    Beat Hard Mode.
    
    
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    | 4.11: Ending |
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    Really Bad Ending
    =================
    
    After you kill Dario, Arikado comes and tells you that Celia has fled.  Soma 
    gets a stomach ache.  OH NO!
    
    Bad Ending
    ==========
    
    After Celia kills Mina, Soma turns into Dracula and kills Celia.  Arikado and 
    Julius decide to go kill Soma, which leads into Julius Mode.
    
    Best Ending
    ===========
    
    After killing Menace, the dark souls try to enter Soma, but thinking of Mina, 
    he is able to cast them off.  Soma and Arikado escape from the castle, have a 
    cliche deep conversation (as per the endings to many video games), and after a 
    humorous scene, the credits roll.
    
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    
                                     V. Last Words
    
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    
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    | 5.01: Copyright Information |
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    Battletoads & Double Dragon and all characters, stages, items, and other 
    related things are copyright to Tradewest and Rare 1993.  This
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    intellectual property of Trace Jackson.
    
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    Please feel free to put this anywhere you like, as long as I get credit for it.
    After all, this is to help the readers!  It should be spread around!  I WOULD
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    Version 1.0 (12/3/06) - Finished the first version; everything's completed.
                            I may do a Julius Mode walkthrough at some point.
    
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    | 5.03: Contact Information |
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    Before emailing me, please make sure that whatever question you have wasn't
    addressed here in the guide.  If it's not a question (i.e. input, suggestion,
    correction, etc.), please go ahead and email me.  I'm not too picky about
    grammar, but if I have no idea what you're saying, I might ask for some
    clarification.  I'll take emails in Spanish or English.  Doesn't matter to
    me.  No me importa.
    
    I'd appreciate whatever you've got.  Questions (again, as long as it's not
    answered here), inputs about ideas that I've raised, suggestions or corrections
    for the guide, requests for using parts of the guide, problems in life, jokes
    (as bad as some of these are in the guide), praise emails (ha!), or whatever
    else is on your mind.
    
    Email: doctorwho3 [at] gmail [dot] com
    
    I wasn't too bad about doing the spam thing at first.  Now half of my emails
    are virus emails.  Just replace the [at] with @ and the [dot] with ..
    
    You could also use AIM.  I'd prefer these be quick questions, but I really
    can't stop you from long, involved ones.  To be honest, I prefer emails.  AIM
    is still here.  That's TracesWritingAIM.
    
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    | 5.04: Credits |
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    -Brian Sulpher     - For being supportive and giving me great music.
    -Devin Morgan      - For being helpful.
    -discoinferno84    - His item list was invaluable to filling in some of the
                         holes in my own.
    -UltimaterializerX - His bestiary was invaluable in filling in some of the
                         holes in my own.
    
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    | 5.05: Boo! |
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    You know it scared you.  Anyway, I hope you had fun reading this and playing
    the game.  We came a long way, but we did it.  I hope you check out some of my
    other work sometime.  Catch ya later!
    
    --Trace
    
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