-== Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies ==-

                   Item Farming Guide
                      Version 1.05

1) Introduction
2a) Item Farming Spots - Listing by item name
2b) Item Farming Spots - Listing by map name
3) Purchasable farming items
4) Map references
5) Notes
6) Contact Information
7) Version History
8) Credits
9) Copyright

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1) Introduction

The purpose of this FAQ is to list the various item farming spots
(also known as material gathering locations) that are located on the world 
of map of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies.

While I was playing the game, I scribbled down these areas so that I could 
return to them later in case I needed some items for alchemy recipies.

I figured out that I should share this list :)

If you have trouble finding an area, refer to section 4 for map 
references.  It will guide you to the city closest to your farm point.

Note that this guide is not about equipment.  The game clearly makes a
distinction between items and equipment and unfortunately, equipment
doesn't seem to grow on trees or lie around the grass when you zoom 
near Stornway :') (Mind you, I don't see why you would find a pouch of
coagulant lying on the grass... but hey, it's free stuff! 
Let's pick it up ^_^)

To get equipment, simply use another guide for finding or 
alchemizing equipments. :)

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2a) Item Farming Spots - Listing by item name

|--------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|
| Item                     | Map name          | Notes                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|
| Antidotal herb x 3 (*)   | Angel Falls       | North area                  |
| Antidotal herb x 5 (*)   | Zere              | North west poison swamp     |
| Belle cap x 5            | Djust Desert (**) | East Island                 |
| Belle cap x 4            | Eastern Wormwood  | North west of town          |
| Belle cap x 5            | Western Coffinwell| In circle area near south   |
| Brighten rock x 2        | Djust Desert      | North east well             |
| Brighten rock x 1        | Wormwood Canyon   | Northern open area          |
| Chimaera wing x 3 (*)    | Zere              | Center of the map           |
| Coagulant x 3 (*)        | Western Stornway  | Directly in front of town   |
| Corundum x 5             | Dourbridge        | North near water area       |
| Corundum x 3             | Ondor Cliffs (**) | Small eastern pond          |
| Cowpat x 7               | Zere              | South west of Zere town     |
| Crimson coral x 3        | Eastern Wormwood  | South beach                 |
| Crimson coral x 3 (****) | Porth Llaffan     | North west                  |
| Evencloth x 3            | Djust Desert      | South area inside hole      |
| Evencloth x 3            | Ondor Cliffs (**) | Graveyard                   |
| Emerald moss x 5         | Urdus Marshland   | North west                  |
| Emerald moss x 3         | Western Wormwood  | South mountain area         |
| Fisticup x 4             | Iluugazar Plains  | South area                  |
| Fisticup x 3             | Western Stornway  | South-east area near bridge |
| Fisticup x 3             | Wyrmsmaw          | East side                   |
| Flintstone x 4           | Gittish Empire    | North east sand area        |
| Flintstone x 4           | Khaalag Coast (**)| North of grave (square)     |
| Flurry feather x 7       | Bloomingdale      | Pass north bridge & go left |
| Flurry feather x 7       | Mount Ulbaruun    | South west apple tree       |
| Fresh water x 5          | Mount Ulzuun      | Left side of lower part     |
| Fresh water x 6          | Slurry Coast      | North near water area       |
| Glass frit x 3           | Djust Desert      | South west patch            |
| Glass frit x 4           | Wyrmwing          | Beach                       |
| Gleeban groat x 2        | Iluugazar Plains  | West patch of Batsureg      |
| Gleeban guinea x 3       | Gittish Empire    | Square on map               |
| Gleeban guinea x 3       | Lonely Coast (**) | Beach area center           |
| Horse manure x 7         | Iluugazar Plains  | 3 patches on east side      |
| Holy water x 3 (*)       | Western Coffinwell| South peninsula             |
| Iron ore x 3             | Lonely Coast (***)| West of cave                |
| Iron ore x 3             | Newid Isle        | East area desert            |
| Iron ore x 1             | Western Coffinwell| West mountain area          |
| Ice crystal x 2          | Snowberia         | U-shaped forest             |
| Ice crystal x 4          | Snowberian Coast  | South area snowmen          |
| Kitty litter x 5         | Djust Desert (**) | West Island                 |
| Lava lump x 3            | Newid Isle        | North west mountain dent    |
| Lava lump x 3            | Wyrmsmaw          | West side (in volcano)      |
| Manky mud x 1            | Doomingale forest | North east poison swamp     |
| Manky mud x 3            | Gittish Empire    | In mountain area            |
| Manky mud x 3            | Mount Ulzuun      | North east of upper part    |
| Magic water x 3 (*)      | Cringle Coast     | South east plains           |
| Medicinal herb x 3 (*)   | Angel Falls       | South west                  |
| Mini medal x 1           | Doomingale forest | North west past all swamps  |
| Mythril ore x 3          | Mount Ulzuun      | South area of upper part    |
| Mythril ore x 3 (***)    | Western Coffinwell| South west from tower of Nod|
| Mirrorstone x 3          | Urdus Marshland   | Access from Snowb. Coast    |
| Mirrorstone x 5          | Wyrmneck (**)     | Beach area                  |
| Narpsicious x 4          | Urdus Marshland   | South west                  |
| Narpsicious x 5          | Western Wormwood  | Near Bowhole                |
| Nectar x 3               | Bloomingdale      | Access from Slurry coast    |
| Nectar x 2               | Mount Ulbaruun    | Small east stretch          |
| Nectar x 3               | Snowberian Coast  | Small patch                 |
| Platinum ore x 3         | Bloomingdale      | Pass north bridge & right   |
| Platinum ore x 3         | Snowberian Coast  | North east                  |
| Resurrock x 3            | Djust Desert      | Completely south patch      |
| Resurrock x 3            | Khaalag Coast (**)| Reverse T roads             |
| Rockbomb shards x 4      | Gittish Empire    | South east plains           |
| Rockbomb shards x 5      | Khaalag Coast (**)| West patch                  |
| Royal soil x 4           | Newid Isle        | Central south open area     |
| Royal soil x 4           | Mount Ulbaruun    | Slightly north east of cave |
| Seashell x 2             | Eastern Stornway  | South east beach area       |
| Seashell x 4             | Hermany           | Coastline                   |
| Softwort x 4             | Slurry Coast      | South beach                 |
| Superior medicine x 3 (*)| Eastern Coffinwell| East side in curving forest |
| Superior medicine x 6 (*)| Eastern Wormwood  | East area                   |
| Sleeping hibiscus x 2 (*)| Bloomingdale      | South area                  |
| Sleeping hibiscus x 2 (*)| Eastern Wormwood  | North area after lake curve |
| Sleeping hibiscus x 3 (*)| Snowberia         | Mountain path               |
| Slipweed x 4             | Eastern Coffinwell| Circle area in south west   |
| Slipweed x 4             | Hermany           | Northwest fields            |
| Slipweed x 4             | Western Wormwood  |                             |
| Tangleweb x 3 (*)        | Angel Falls       | North west (east of town)   |
| Tangleweb x 3 (*)        | Wyrmtail          |                             |
| Thinkincense x 3         | Cringle Coast     | Beach peninsula             |
| Thinkincense x 3 (***)   | Western Wormwood  | Elevated area with well     |
| Thinkincense x 3         | Wyrmneck          | South pond                  |
| Thunderball x 2          | Hermany           |                             |
| Thunderball x 2          | Wyrmwing          | Inside mountains            |
| Wakerobin x 4 (*)        | Bloomingdale      | One of the field patches    |
| Wakerobin x 2 (*)        | Mount Ulzuun      | Right side of lower part    |
| Wakerobin x 2 (*)        | Wormwood Canyon   | West area                   |
| Ygddrasil leaf x 1       | Pluvi Isle        | Isle with tree in middle    |
|--------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|

(*) These items are purchasable in shops
(**) This area is only accessible by boat or post-game
(***) This area is only accessible post-game
(****) Use the west-side exit of Porth Llaffan

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2b) Item Farming Spots - Listing by map name

|--------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|
| Item                     | Map name          | Notes                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|
| Antidotal herb x 3 (*)   | Angel Falls       | North area                  |
| Medicinal herb x 3 (*)   | Angel Falls       | South west                  |
| Tangleweb x 3 (*)        | Angel Falls       | North west (east of town)   |
| Sleeping hibiscus x 2 (*)| Bloomingdale      | South area                  |
| Wakerobin x 4 (*)        | Bloomingdale      | One of the field patches    |
| Flurry feather x 7       | Bloomingdale      | Pass north bridge & go left |
| Platinum ore x 3         | Bloomingdale      | Pass north bridge & right   |
| Nectar x 3               | Bloomingdale      | Access from Slurry coast    |
| Thinkincense x 3         | Cringle Coast     | Beach peninsula             |
| Magic water x 3 (*)      | Cringle Coast     | South east plains           |
| Corundum x 5             | Dourbridge        | North near water area       |
| Manky mud x 1            | Doomingale forest | North east poison swamp     |
| Mini medal x 1           | Doomingale forest | North west past all swamps  |
| Evencloth x 3            | Djust Desert      | South area inside hole      |
| Brighten rock x 2        | Djust Desert      | North east well             |
| Glass frit x 3           | Djust Desert      | South west patch            |
| Resurrock x 3            | Djust Desert      | Completely south patch      |
| Belle cap x 5            | Djust Desert (**) | East Island                 |
| Kitty litter x 5         | Djust Desert (**) | West Island                 |
| Slipweed x 4             | Eastern Coffinwell| Circle area in south west   |
| Superior medicine x 3 (*)| Eastern Coffinwell| East side in curving forest |
| Seashell x 2             | Eastern Stornway  | South east beach area       |
| Belle cap x 4            | Eastern Wormwood  | North west of town          |
| Crimson coral x 3        | Eastern Wormwood  | South beach                 |
| Superior medicine x 6 (*)| Eastern Wormwood  | East area                   |
| Sleeping hibiscus x 2 (*)| Eastern Wormwood  | North area after lake curve |
| Manky mud x 3            | Gittish Empire    | In mountain area            |
| Gleeban guinea x 3       | Gittish Empire    | Square on map               |
| Flintstone x 4           | Gittish Empire    | North east sand area        |
| Rockbomb shards x 4      | Gittish Empire    | South east plains           |
| Seashell x 4             | Hermany           | Coastline                   |
| Slipweed x 4             | Hermany           | Northwest fields            |
| Thunderball x 2          | Hermany (**)      | East island                 |
| Fisticup x 4             | Iluugazar Plains  | South area                  |
| Gleeban groat x 2        | Iluugazar Plains  | West patch of Batsureg      |
| Horse manure x 7         | Iluugazar Plains  | 3 patches on east side      |
| Rockbomb shards x 5      | Khaalag Coast (**)| West patch                  |
| Resurrock x 3            | Khaalag Coast (**)| Reverse T roads             |
| Flintstone x 4           | Khaalag Coast (**)| North of grave (square)     |
| Gleeban guinea x 3       | Lonely Coast (**) | Beach area center           |
| Iron ore x 3             | Lonely Coast (***)| West of cave                |
| Nectar x 2               | Mount Ulbaruun    | Small east stretch          |
| Royal soil x 4           | Mount Ulbaruun    | Slightly north east of cave |
| Flurry feather x 7       | Mount Ulbaruun    | South west apple tree       |
| Fresh water x 5          | Mount Ulzuun      | Left side of lower part     |
| Wakerobin x 2 (*)        | Mount Ulzuun      | Right side of lower part    |
| Mythril ore x 3          | Mount Ulzuun      | South area of upper part    |
| Manky mud x 3            | Mount Ulzuun      | North east of upper part    |
| Lava lump x 3            | Newid Isle        | North west mountain dent    |
| Royal soil x 4           | Newid Isle        | Central south open area     |
| Iron ore x 3             | Newid Isle        | East area desert            |
| Evencloth x 3            | Ondor Cliffs (**) | Graveyard                   |
| Corundum x 3             | Ondor Cliffs (**) | Small eastern pond          |
| Ygddrasil leaf x 1       | Pluvi Isle        | Isle with tree in middle    |
| Crimson coral x 3 (****) | Porth Llaffan     | North west                  |
| Softwort x 4             | Slurry Coast      | South beach                 |
| Fresh water x 6          | Slurry Coast      | North near water area       |
| Ice crystal x 2          | Snowberia         | U-shaped forest             |
| Sleeping hibiscus x 3 (*)| Snowberia         | Mountain path               |
| Platinum ore x 3         | Snowberian Coast  | North east                  |
| Nectar x 3               | Snowberian Coast  | Small patch                 |
| Ice crystal x 4          | Snowberian Coast  | South area snowmen          |
| Mirrorstone x 3          | Urdus Marshland   | Access from Snowb. Coast    |
| Narpsicious x 4          | Urdus Marshland   | South west                  |
| Emerald moss x 5         | Urdus Marshland   | North west                  |
| Belle cap x 5            | Western Coffinwell| In circle area near south   |
| Holy water x 3 (*)       | Western Coffinwell| South peninsula             |
| Iron ore x 1             | Western Coffinwell| West mountain area          |
| Mythril ore x 3 (***)    | Western Coffinwell| South west from tower of Nod|
| Coagulant x 3 (*)        | Western Stornway  | Directly in front of town   |
| Fisticup x 3             | Western Stornway  | South-east area near bridge |
| Slipweed x 4             | Western Wormwood  |                             |
| Emerald moss x 3         | Western Wormwood  | South mountain area         |
| Narpsicious x 5          | Western Wormwood  | Near Bowhole                |
| Thinkincense x 3 (***)   | Western Wormwood  | Elevated area with well     |
| Brighten rock x 1        | Wormwood Canyon   | Northern open area          |
| Wakerobin x 2 (*)        | Wormwood Canyon   | West area                   |
| Mirrorstone x 5          | Wyrmneck (**)     | Beach area                  |
| Thinkincense x 3         | Wyrmneck (**)     | South pond                  |
| Fisticup x 3             | Wyrmsmaw          | East side                   |
| Lava lump x 3            | Wyrmsmaw          | West side (in volcano)      |
| Tangleweb x 3 (*)        | Wyrmtail          |                             |
| Glass frit x 4           | Wyrmwing          | Beach                       |
| Thunderball x 2          | Wyrmwing          | Inside mountains            |
| Antidotal herb x 5 (*)   | Zere              | North west poison swamp     |
| Chimaera wing x 3 (*)    | Zere              | Center of the map           |
| Cowpat x 7               | Zere              | South west of Zere town     |
|--------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|

(*) These items are purchasable in shops
(**) This area is only accessible by boat or post-game
(***) This area is only accessible post-game
(****) Use the west-side exit of Porth Llaffan

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3) Purchasable farming items

The table below shows the shops you can visit to get some of the items from 
the list above instead of tediously farming them.

|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Antidotal herb           |                                                 |
| Chimaera wing            | Any item shops in any town                      |
| Medicinal herb           |                                                 |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Superior medicine        | Most items shops later in the game              |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Coagulant                | Batsureg                                        |
| Tangleweb                |                                                 |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Sleeping hibiscus        | Bloomingdale                                    |
| Wakerobin                |                                                 |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

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4) Map references

If you have no idea where maps like Urdus Marshland or Pluvi Isle are located,
the chart below gives you the nearest town and the closest path to take to get
to them.

I won't list map names that are identical to the nearest city's name because 
if the map name is Stornway then you zoom to Stornway, right? :)
The only exception are for maps with areas that require special access
from another route.

For the other maps, just zoom to the nearest city and walk from there
or go there post-game.

|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Map name                 | Nearest city and path to take                   |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Bloomingdale             | Bloomingdale (Doh!)                             |
|                          | but the northernmost section is accessible only |
|                          | by going south of Slurry Quay (you'll want this |
|                          | for the nectar regeant that is used in many     |
|                          | recipies)                                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Cringle Coast            | Swinedimples Academy + 1 screen north           |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Djust Desert             | Gleeba                                          |
|                          | Note: The two islands are accessible by boat or |
|                          | post-game                                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Doomingale Forest        | Zere + 1 screen northwest                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Eastern Wormwood         | Wormwood Creek                                  |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Gerzuun                  | Batsureg + 1 screen north + 1 screen east + cave|
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Gittish Empire           | Gittingham Palace                               |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Hermany                  | Swinedimples Academy + 2 screen south           |
|                          | + 1 screen east                                 |
|                          | OR                                              |
|                          | Batsureg + 1 screen south + 1 screen east       |
|                          |                                                 |
|                          | The islands on the side are obviously accessible|
|                          | only by boat or post-game                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Iluugazar Plains         | Batsureg                                        |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Khaalag Coast            | Shore section east of Gortress accessible only  |
|                          | by boat or post-game                            |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Lonely Coast             | The shore section is accessible by boat         |
|                          | The rest is accessible only post-game           |
|                          | Lonely coast is east of Lonely Plains           |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Lonely Plains            | Bloomingdale + 1 screen north                   |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Mount Ulbaruun           | Batsureg + 1 screen north                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Mount Ulzuun             | Lower section:                                  |
|                          | Batsureg + 1 screen east                        |
|                          |                                                 |
|                          | Upper section:                                  |
|                          | Batsureg + 1 screen north + 1 screen east       |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Newid Isle               | Alltrades Abbey or Porth Llaffan                |
|                          |                                                 |
|                          | The elevated section available only post-game   |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Ondor Cliffs             | Accessible by boat or post-game only            |
|                          | It is south of Gortress or west of Batsureg     |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Pluvi Isle               | Accessible by boat or post-game only            |
|                          | It's the island east of Lonely Coast or         |
|                          | south east of Gleeba                            |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Snowberia                | Swinedimples Academy                            |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Snowberian Coast         | Swinedimples Academy + 1 screen south           |
|                          |                                                 |
|                          | Small eastern portion:                          |
|                          | Swinedimples Academy + 1 screen east            |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Urdus Marshland          | Batsureg + 1 screen south east                  |
|                          |                                                 |
|                          | Eastern part:                                   |
|                          | A small section of Urdus Marshland is accessible|
|                          | only by going through the Snowberian Coast      |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Wormwood Canyon          | Wormwood Creek + 1 screen west                  |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Western Coffinwell       | Coffinwell + 1 screen west                      |
|                          |                                                 |
|                          | The north-east section available only post-game |
|                          | (Tower of Nod)                                  |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Western Wormwood         | Wormwood Creek + 1 screen northwest             |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Wyrmneck                 | Upover + 1 screen north                         |
|                          | Shoreline and attached plains are accessible    |
|                          | only by boat or post-game                       |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Wyrmsmaw                 | Upover (this place is built like a spiral so    |
|                          | some spots may take time to reach unless you go |
|                          | there post-game)                                |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Wyrmtail                 | Wormwood Creek + 1 screen west + 1 screen south |
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
| Wyrmwing                 | Wormwood Creek + 1 screen west + 2 screens south|
|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

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5) Notes 

All these farming spots will respawn their items after a certain amount 
of actual play time, meaning that farming spots regenerate while you are 
playing the game.

So, sleeping in the inn several times to simulate days and nights passing 
by will *NOT* make farming spots regenerate faster.

Also, when you load up your game, all farming spots will be empty.  
You will have to play a bit before the items in farming 
points start to appear.

If you do not want to wait for items to regenerate, the majority of items
in farming spots can be stolen from monsters.  Simply check out a bestiary
guide to know from which monster you should steal from.

To my knowledge, Thinkincenses, Slipweeds and Wakerobins are the only 
farmable items that cannot be stolen.  However, Wakerobins can be purchased  
in Bloomingdale.

The exact quantity of items spawned on a farming point appears to be 
random or based on a lot of factors.

Also, different item spots take different amount of time to respawn.
There will be less items that will appear if you left the farming spot
less time to respawn.

For instance, the maximum brighten rocks I've seen in Gleeba is 3, whereas
a contributor told me that he saw 7.

Either ways, if you have less than the quantity shown, just leave the spot
more time to respawn.  If you have more than the quantity shown, well,
good for you :) Rejoice and dance sideways like a Slugger. :)

As such, please note that I will not be updating item quantities since the 
exact amount seems to be too eratic.

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6) Contact Information

If you'd like to add stuff or make a correction, you can e-mail me at 
	runder30 [at] gmail [dot] com 
with [Dragon Quest 9] in your subject

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7) Version History

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Version 1.05
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- Fixed spelling (Flintstone)
- Added notes about stealing and un-stealable items and farming 
spot regeneration based on real time
- Moved some notes from introduction to the notes section

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Version 1.04
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- Added missing farming spot (Belle cap)
- Fixed spelling (Corundum, Porth Llaffan, Newid Isle)

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Version 1.03
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- Added missing farming spots (Chimaera wings + More mythril Ore)
- Added notes about quantities
- Added shops selling farmable items

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Version 1.02
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- Fixed grammar
- Fixed quantities
- Added missing farming spots (Antidotal herbs + Fisticup + 
Gleeban groat + Mythril Ore)
- Added credits

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Version 1.01
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- Added missing farming spots
- Fixed document to have a 79 characters width
- Added map references and version history

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Version 1.00
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- Initial document

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8) Credits

Thanks to Wes for details about regeneration based on real time and notes
about stealing items from monsters

Thanks to pancakes771 for item name correction
(Flintstone)

Thanks to el.duerr for corrections on item, town and area names
(Corundum, Porth Llaffan, Newid Isle)

Thanks to Sheyrena for Belle cap x 4 near Wormwood Creek

Thanks to James for Gleeban groat x 2 near Batsureg

Thanks to duocult for Mythril ore x 2 near Tower of Nod and Chimaera wing x 3
near Zere

Thanks to Smashingmike for Antidotal herbs x 3 near Angel Falls

Thanks to SmashingMike and Tammy for Fisticup x 3 near bridge 
of Eastern Stornway

Thanks to Gecko443, James, Nintengamerftw and xGhostFreakx for 
Mythril ore x 3 in Mt Ulzuun

Thanks to SparKy and James for information about eratic item
quantities :)

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9) Copyright

This document is hereby placed into the Public Domain, but please do
ask permission anyway to re-use content posted in this document.

Thank you!

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