Baten Kaitos Origins: Quest Magnus FAQ                              version 1.1
by Soaprman

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Version History
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Version 0.1 - October 14, 2006.
     This is the first draft of the guide, with only stuff I've gathered on
     my own up to now listed. The damned thing hasn't even been fully
     formatted yet! I've already sunken a few hours into this thing... I'd
     like to finish Tarazed up sometime soon, and that's not going to happen
     as long as I'm typing this!
Version 0.2 - October 20, 2006.
     I decided I'll just go ahead and submit it now. I've also added a few
     more magnus and descriptions and made a few minor changes. Hopefully
     putting it up early will get more contributors than posting it on the
     message board.
Version 0.3 - October 21, 2006.
     Some more additions! Yay!
Version 0.4 - October 27, 2006.
     Whoa, I actually got emails with tips for some more locations! Thanks! :D
Version 0.5 - November 3, 2006.
     I added an effect to Portrait of Verus courtesy of Sister that I would
     never have bothered to notice, along with descriptions for several magnus
     and a few other random things. I think it's enough to warrant an update.
Version 1.0 - November 4, 2006.
     Thanks to MightyGroudon, all the remaining descriptions have been added.
     Heartflask information and exact effects aside, I think the guide's
     completed enough to be upped to 1.0 now. Now the true mission is getting
     some of the people on the boards to realize there's a "FAQs and Guides"
     tab so they don't keep asking questions about this stuff... :/
version 1.1 - November 11, 2006.
     Just a few small things from MightyGroudon and im317 went in, but an
     update is an update, and I want to keep this thing... updated.

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What is this crap and how do I use it?
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This is a Quest Magnus FAQ.
     That means it contains information on the game's plethora of Quest
     Magnus: what they are, what they do, and where to find them.
This guide aims to be as complete as possible.
     Completion means there will be minor spoilers, as story-related Quest
     Magnus will also be included. By reading the rest of this FAQ you agree
     to let everyone point and laugh at you if you are offended by any
     spoilers that happen to be present.
Being at the end of the game helps.
     The vast majority of this guide is written with the assumption that
     you're at the end of the game (i.e., at the elevator to the final boss
     battle). If your progress is lesser, then some magnus may be in different
     locations or outright unavailable.
Ctrl+F is your best friend.
     That's all there is to it, really. Just punch the keys for god's sake!
     Also, spelling the magnus name correctly will help immensely. The find
     function frowns upon those who can't spell. If you don't manage to find
     the magnus you're looking for, then I haven't gotten that information
     yet. Bear with me, I'll eventually have it all! I think.

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Concerning magnus effects.
     Some effects for magnus are more specific than others. That's because I've
     actually figured those ones out. For the ones I haven't really researched,
     the effect will be the same as what is listed in the card's description.
     If I have a specific effect but am not 100%ish sure it's right, it has a
     (?) by it. Feel free to confirm/deny any of these to me.
Concerning magnus names.
     There are some magnus that I know exist but I don't have names for. I've
     listed them under alernate names that I either made up or am guessing are
     correct for the time being. Most or all of these have (?) by them. If you
     know what any of them are, by all means, tell me!
Concerning magnus locations.
     (?). You get the idea.
Concerning magnus descriptions.
     There had better not be any typos. If there are, I'll cry. Then I'll fix
     them, of course.

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Adventure Novel
     INFO
     Description: The tale of a quirky child with a mysterious mask and an 
     odd way of speaking, who wields magic and sings a strange song at the 
     heart of the world. Readers feel more experienced than usual... maybe.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Hero's Pickaxe + Empty Book
     Mintaka: Rightmost bookshelves in library in Baelheit's residence (second
     shelf from back)
Ancient Mask
     INFO
     Description: A mask worn by the Children of the Earth, who once sealed 
     away the wicked god. Today it is purely ornamental, though dark energy 
     from the war still clings to it. Boosts dark offense.
     Effect: Boosts dark offense
     LOCATIONS
     Gemma Village: From guy in western house. To get it, you'll have to give
     him either a Mountain Apple Wine or a KM Cookie (he will specify).
Balmsand
     INFO
     Description: An aromatic sand from the sandhollow. Does not work on 
     geriatric diseases. Its scent is said to induce sleep, and Sandfeeders 
     abhor it. Perfect if you're trying to slip past the beasts.
     LOCATIONS
     Albali Sandhollow: From the pink balmsand fall on the left side of the 
     center screen
Basic Medical Primer
     INFO
     Description: While nothing too technical is written in it, that makes this
     handy medical text a much easier read. Boosts allies' resistance to all
     status ailments.
     Effect: Everyone's status ailment resistance +5
     LOCATIONS
     Nashira: From Anna in pub (I haven't been able to confirm this yet, also
     may be one time only)
     Mix: Empty Book + Cottoncap Gauze
Billowsmoke
     INFO
     Description: Used in fumigating old houses and granaries. Doubles as a 
     disinfectant and insecticide. This stuff has Sadal Suud written all over 
     it. Boosts the effect of sleep on enemies.
     Effect: Boosts the effect of sleep on enemies
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: From box in left room of Rodolfo's mansion
Black Dragon's Horn
     INFO
     Description: The horn of the Black Dragon. A thousand years ago this 
     dragon ruler stood against the White Dragon--but legend has since 
     forgotten it. Bring this to the proper location and you might face 
     its terror again.
     LOCATIONS
     Atria Battlegrounds: Black Dragon's corpse
Blank Magnus
     INFO
     Description: An empty magnus waiting to be filled with the magna essence 
     of some object or another. Turning living creatures to magnus is still 
     beyond the reach of today's technology.
     Notes: Can't be discarded. (Duh!)
     LOCATIONS
     Story: Get 8 of them from Dark Service Officer in beginning.
     Story: Get 8 of them from Geldoblame at some point in time.
     Story: Get 8 of them from Verus at some point in time.
Blaze
     INFO
     Description: The trapped magna essence of a raging blaze. As time goes by,
     the flame's vigor may begin to dwindle. Slightly raises allies' resistance
     to freezing.
     Effect: Everyone's freeze resistance +2
     LOCATIONS
     Algorab: Ovens in houses
     Cujam: Various places
     Greater Mintaka: Fireplaces in houses around town
     Mintaka: Fireplaces in houses around town
     Opo: Fireplaces in houses around town
     Pherkad: Fireplaces in houses around town
     Sheliak: Fireplaces in houses around town
     Sheratan: Stove and fireplace in doctor's house
     Mix: Flame + Flame
Bloodstained Crest
     INFO
     Description: The royal crest of Diadem. Rambari gave it to Celsica, who 
     treasured it and carried it wherever she went. Now only heartbreak 
     surrounds this crimson-stained crest.
     Notes: Can't be discarded.
     LOCATIONS
     Cloudvents: Found on the floor by Nasca in the back area
Boiled Egg
     INFO
     Description: A properly prepared fantail duck egg. It may look easy, but
     eggs tasting this good require considerable time and effort. A favorite
     for everyone. "How can you eat if you don't have a mouth, dingbat?"
     Effect: Everyone's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Pristine Water + Egg + Blaze + Flame + Flame + Freezing Rain + Salt
Bomb Detonator
     INFO
     Description: A metal device found at the scene of the bombing in Greater 
     Mintaka. Recognized by an expert as a bomb detonator, a type used 
     exclusively in Azha for making flame ice.
     Notes: Can't be discarded.
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: Metal Device is revealed to be this
Boulder
     INFO
     Description: A special boulder made from collected stones reinforced with 
     rubber. Getting hit by this would hurt (or kill) you. Boosts physical 
     offense.
     Effect: Boosts physical offense
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Stone + Stone + Chunk of Rubber
Celestial Fell-Branch
     INFO
     Description: A branch shed by the Celestial Tree in order to keep 
     nutrients circulating properly. Fell-branch it may be, but it's considered
     no less potent or precious. Reduces allies' susceptibility to status 
     ailments.
     Effect:  Reduces allies' susceptibility to status ailments
     LOCATIONS
     Veinroots: southern area
Celestial Flower
     INFO
     Description: An open blossom from the Celestial Tree. The spiritual power
     it contains blocks status ailments and restores youth. Reduces allies'
     susceptibility to status ailments.
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Celestial Flower Bud
     Mix: Mother Sunshine + Celestial Flower Bud + Fresh Air + Fresh Air
Celestial Flower Bud
     INFO
     Description: A bud from the Celestial Tree. Getting this far requires 
     considerable time and effort. Or some clever magna mixing. Slightly 
     reduces allies' susceptibility to status ailments.
     Effect: Slightly reduces allies' susceptibility to status ailments
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Celestial Flower Seed
     Mix: Celestial Flower Seed + Freezing Rain + Fresh Air
Celestial Flower Seed
     INFO
     Description: A seed from the Celestial Tree, which blooms only once every
     thirty years. Extremely rare. Rumor has it someone's hoarding them all for
     herself. Reduces allies' susceptibility to status ailments just a bit.
     Effect: Reduces allies' susceptibility to status ailments just a bit
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: Corellia's bedroom
Celestial Tree
     INFO
     Description: The Celestial Tree. Seriously, the whole thing. Man's
     ingenuity has actually given rise to THE Celestial Tree. Such a tremendous
     success translates to experience--but even this tree is fated to wither.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Celestial Flower + Celestial Fell-branch + Dark Dagroot + Lightning 
     Dagroot + Ice Dagroot + Fire Dagroot + Holy Dagroot + Rainbow
Chef-Prepared Meal
     INFO
     Description: Meat fit for an emperor, prepared according to a master
     chef's recipe. The ultimate taste sensation--and the emperor gets to eat
     this every day?! Boosts basic offense.
     Effect: Boosts basic offense
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Blaze + Meat Fit for an Emperor + Holoholo Fruit + Holoflower Nectar
Chronic Fatigue
     INFO
     Description: Exhaustion that's become a chronic issue. It can be tough to
     shake, but you could start by boiling up some freezing rain and soaking in
     it. That's if you can muster the energy. Man, I'm tired.
     Effect: All party members' max HP -5%
     Notes: Can't be discarded.
     LOCATIONS
     Anuenue Port: Zoned-out man up on high ledge
     Pherkad: Get from barkeeper (takes some time to regrow)
Chunk of Rubber
     INFO
     Description: A vital material for machina production. It's said there's a 
     spot where this flows forth like mud, but its location is one of the 
     Empire's most closely-guarded secrets. Slightly boosts allies' resistance
     to shock.
     Effect: Slightly boosts allies' resistance to shock
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: Emperor's Residence (room on left)
Cloud
     INFO
     Description: Thicker than normal clouds, these hover alond the streets of
     Pherkad like they own the place, clearing the air of toxins. Boosts 
     allies' resistance to poison just a little.
     Effect: Boosts allies' resistance to poison just a little
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Various places
     Mix: Drinking Water + Blaze
Coliseum Dog Tags
     INFO
     Description: Two metal plates on a long chain, bearing the inscription 
     "Proof of Coliseum Entry" in imperial script. Guess that means the Empire
     runs the joint.
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Mintaka: Wimpy guy gives it to you (?)
Cottoncap Fruit
     INFO
     Description: A precious "fruit" that grows around the Lake Botein Ruins. 
     Used as a material in a variety of applications. Too bad Tik and Wacho 
     picked it all. Slightly boosts the effect of sleep on enemies.
     Effect: Slightly boosts the effect of sleep on enemies
     LOCATIONS
     Sheratan: From Tik and Wacho right after they pick them
     Sheratan: From plants in bottom-left area of Gena's house (after reviving 
     them with Yesterbean)
Cottoncap Gauze
     INFO
     Description: Bandages crafted from a cottoncap-based textile that's
     gentle on wounds. Its soft and smooth feel is sure to protect bearers from
     knockout attacks.
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Cottoncap Fruit
Dark Dagroot
     INFO
     Description: The very tip of the Celestial Tree's roots, weak in power but
     still quite useful material. This is the dark-element dagroot. Boosts dark
     offense.
     Effect: Boosts dark offense
     LOCATIONS
     Veinroots: southern area
Dark Powder
     INFO
     Description: Dark and light are as two sides of a coin, one existing 
     because of the other. It is said this powder mirrors that. Boosts dark 
     offense, but lowers light offense.
     Effect: Boosts dark offense, but lowers light offense
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Light Powder
Dense Medical Tome
     INFO
     Description: Though its contents are highly enlightening, every other word
     is about twenty letters long, leading most readers to give up a page or
     two in. Substantially boosts allies' resistance to all status ailments.
     Effect: Everyone's status resistance +20
     LOCATIONS
     Sheliak: From bookshelf in doctor's house (only once)
     Mix: Empty Book + Medic Kit
Diadem Cloud
     INFO
     Description: The type of cloud that surrounds Diadem, known for its 
     characteristic salty flavor. Said to come from the Cloudvents. Slightly 
     boosts allies' resistance to poison.
     Effect: Slightly boosts allies' resistance to poison
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Pristine Water + Blaze + Salt
Diadem Royal Crest
     INFO
     Description: The crest of the royal family of Diadem features the knight, 
     the sword, and wings of the heart. It doesn't do anything, really, but 
     looking at it does seem to raise your spirits.
     LOCATIONS
     Castle Elnath: Upper-central room, on wall
     Castle Elnath: From crest display at the fighting grounds
Drinking Water
     INFO
     Description: While no longer clear, this water is still fit to drink. 
     Water is a perishable! Better use it quickly. Slightly raises allies' 
     resistance to flames.
     Effect: Everyone's flames resistance +2
     LOCATIONS
     Gemma: Brownish urns along eastern wall in eastern house
     Greater Mintaka: Sink in the kitchen in the Emperor's residence
     Pherkad: Bowl of water near the door inside Quzman's house
     Mix: Stale Water + Stale Water
     Age: Pristine Water
Dull Times
     INFO
     Description: A tiresome lecture. Work to do on a sunny day. Babysitting 
     your friends' friends. Boy, time sure drags when you're bored out of your 
     mind. ...What? You're bored right now? D'oh.
     Effect: Slows decay on all bordering magnus.
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: Anybody in leftmost classroom (before classroom is livened up)
     Komo Mai: Woman near door in leftmost classroom (after classroom is 
     livened up)
Eau de Moche
     INFO
     Description: A fragrant oil extracted from rockflies that inhabit the Lava
     Caves. Heating it releases a sweet bouquet. It intensifies the effects of
     thornwood nectar when mixed.
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: Man in hall leading to lava caves (trade Rockfly Corpse)
Egg
     INFO
     Description: A fantail duck egg. While it spoils quickly when left raw, it
     can be prepared as a tasty hard-boiled egg. One of Guillo's favorites. 
     "Look here, Sagi. Two yolks!"
     Effect: Guillo's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: Duck in eastern house at front of town
Empty Book
     INFO
     Description: A book utterly devoid of content. Reading it stirs neither 
     thought nor emotion. Maybe if you magna mixed it with the right essence, 
     it would turn into something worth reading...
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: Right bookshelf in first classroom in magic school's left wing
Extreme Stress
     INFO
     Description: The state of having "had it up to here." De-stressing is no 
     simple feat--you'll really need a change of air. Even dashing around is 
     tough in this mood.
     Notes: Can't be discarded.
     LOCATIONS
     Algorab: Kid by small shelf in back-left house
     Library of Magic: Librarian (gives a limited amount)
Fire Dagroot
     INFO
     Description: The very tip of the Celestial Tree's roots, weak in power but
     still quite useful material. This is the fire-element dagroot. Boosts fire
     offense.
     Effect: Boosts fire offense
     LOCATIONS
     Veinroots: southern area
Fire Moss
     INFO
     Description: Moss picked from the rocks of Nekkar, where Milliarde spent 
     much of her youth. It's extremely hot. Boosts fire offense.
     Effect: Boosts fire offense
     LOCATIONS
     Nekkar: Various places (underground)
Fireglow Stone
     INFO
     Description: A beautiful, shining stone granted special powers by the 
     flames trapped within. A boon of magna mixture technology, this stone does
     not exist in nature. Boosts fire offense.
     Effect: Boosts fire offense
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Blaze + Pretty Stone
Flame
     INFO
     Description: Though hardly insignificant, a blaze which has died down 
     leaves a simple fire. Still, put enough fires together, and what do you 
     get? Raises allies' resistance to freezing just a little.
     Effect: Everyone's freeze resistance +1
     LOCATIONS
     Algorab: Fireplace in western house
     Komo Mai: Lantern in second room of magic school's right wing
     Sheratan: Tables on the right in house by Brierclock
     Dark Service HQ: Torches in the hallways
     Age: Blaze
Flame Ice
     INFO
     Description: An unmelting lump of ice mined from the Lava Caves. Critical 
     as a heatsink for high-temperature machina. Boosts ice attacks, but 
     lowers resistance to freezing.
     Effect: Everyone's freeze resistance -3 and ice attack up. Also 
     prevents tiring in the Nihal Desert.
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: Various places
Floppy Greythorne
     INFO
     Description: Its belly is partly full now, but there's still some space
     left. Finish it, please--because those puffy entrails are just plain
     creepy. Come on, this cutie needs more stuffing to be happy!
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Cottoncap Fruit + Half-baked Greythorne + Cottoncap Fruit + 
     Cottoncap Fruit
Flowerpot
     INFO
     Description: An ordinary flowerpot found in a Komo Mai household. Use it 
     to pot a plant before it turns into a pressed flower, and you can enjoy 
     its beauty that much longer.
     LOCATIONS
     Anuenue Port: Flowerpots near the door inside the house
Fluella Cooties
     INFO
     Description: Nasty germs that carry easily in foul air, attacking and 
     weakening the body when it has been subjected to high levels of fatigue or
     stress. Increases allies' susceptibility to status ailments.
     Effect: Increases allies' susceptibility to status ailments
     LOCATIONS
     Sheliak: Girl in doctor's office (one time draw)
     Mix: Chronic Fatigue + Extreme Stress + Foul Air
Fluffy Greythorne
     INFO
     Description: Its belly is full and feeling great! Super duper fluffy. It
     even acts as a cushion. Adorable! But be careful with it, or else...
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Cottoncap Fruit + Floppy Greythorne + Cottoncap Fruit + Cottoncap 
     Fruit + Cottoncap Fruit
Fluffy Pillow
     INFO
     Description: A fluffy pillow made from a cottoncap-based textile. Its 
     snuggly warmth promises a deep sleep that's tough to resist. Boosts the 
     effect of sleep on enemies.
     Effect: Boosts the effect of sleep on enemies
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Cottoncap Fruit + Cottoncap Fruit
Foul Air
     INFO
     Description: Describes anything from the oppressive air that fills long, 
     fruitless meetings to air that is simply dirty. Breathe it for too long 
     and you might go crazy.
     Effect: Your party may begin battles poisoned
     LOCATIONS
     Cujam: People near guardrail by Wiseman's house (only works on your first
     visit to Cujam)
     Greater Mintaka: From Verus's meeting room (the room beside his office), 
     only during a fairly small timeframe about halfway into the game.
     Vega: From the rightmost chamber in the bathhouse
Fresh Air
     INFO
     Description: Describes anything from the sweet air one breathes after 
     successful meetings to air that is simply clean. One deep breath and 
     you're ready for anything.
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: From Verus's meeting (if both reports show an increase)
     Komo Mai: Bedroom south of Corellia's bedroom (check window)
     Vega: From vents in southeastern house/eatery
     Mix: Blaze + Freezing Rain + Chronic Fatigue
     Mix: Extreme Stress + Good Times
Freezing Rain
     INFO
     Description: A pool of the icy rain that falls around Naos. The downpour 
     is cold enough to freeze time. Slightly boosts ice offense.
     Effect: Slightly boosts ice offense
     LOCATIONS
     Naos: Various places
Fruit Fit for an Emperor
     INFO
     Description: A luxurious sampling of exotic fruits from around the world. 
     Too costly for most, its taste and price are fit for... Well, you get it. 
     A favorite for everyone. "Oh, wow, Guillo, this is so sweet!"
     Effect: Everyone's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: On tables in various rooms of Emperor's residence
Gena's Pinion
     INFO
     Description: A single plume from Gena's wings of the heart, the most 
     beautiful in the world. Enough to boost Sagi's courage a hundredfold, so 
     his heart's strength never gives way again.
     Effect: Allows you to heartwing dash infinitely (even with a full meter)
     Notes: This CAN be discarded and CAN be Pac-Manned, so keep the yellow 
     punk away from this thing.
     LOCATIONS
     Sheratan: Get from Gena for showing her the Portrait of Verus
Glubberfish Filet
     INFO
     Description: The pride of Nashira, and their second-biggest catch after 
     sea bream. It fetches a higher price because it's harder to come by. One 
     of Sagi's favorites. "Aww, Milly, the guts are the best part."
     Effect: Sagi's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: From bookshelf in School of Magic's rightmost room, in exchange
     for Traditional KM Cookie (one time only?)
     Nashira: Boxes around central area of town
Gold Beetle Carapace
     INFO
     Description: The extremely valuable carapace of an insect that lives only
     in the Celestial Tree. They say it turns to real gold in time, and that 
     just carrying it will make you wealthy. Who wouldn't want one of these?
     Effect: Enemies drop 5% more gold
     LOCATIONS
     Celestial Tree: In the woods behind the left tent
Gold Beetle Wallet
     INFO
     Description: A wallet made from those super-rare gold beetles that
     bug-hunting kids go gaga for. Rumor has it this wallet fills up with
     gold on its own.
     Effect: Enemies drop 10% more gold
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Golden Beetle Carapace + Golden Beetle Carapace + Gold Nugget
Gold Nugget
     INFO
     Description: A gold beetle carapace that's turned to solid gold over time.
     Ridiculously valuable, but that doesn't do you any good unless you find 
     someone who wants it.
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Gold Beetle Carapace
Good Times
     INFO
     Description: An enjoyable lecture. A job you love. Packing your bags for a
     vacation. Boy, time sure flies when you're having fun. ...What? You're 
     having fun right now? Woot!
     Effect: Speeds up decay of surrounding magnus
     LOCATIONS
     Anuenue Port: Cookie salesman (after getting him his cookies)
Goopy Machina Oil
     INFO
     Description: Machina oil that's thickened over time. Its distinct taste is
     valued by gourmands, but that's about it. It weakens the body's natural 
     defenses, so most people just say no.
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Machina Oil
Greythorne Storybook
     INFO
     Description: The story of a little greythorne's travels. He meets a whole 
     slew of greythornes, and together...they are one! Be inspired by the tale 
     that took the world by storm!
     LOCATIONS
     Castle Elnath: Get from Ladekahn (as greythorne)
     Mix: Empty Book + Greythorne's Song
Greythorne's Song
     INFO
     Description: A long-lost melody. Listening to it comforts your heart, but 
     it's too complex to remain confined in something man-made like magnus for 
     very long.
     LOCATIONS
     Moonguile Forest: Get from greythornes (as greythorne)
Guillo Wanted Poster
     INFO
     Description: WANTED: "Guillo the Masked Maneater." This puppet of 
     destruction snatches babies and razes entire cities--and still manages to 
     look cool. Report sightings to your nearest imperial soldier.
     Effect: Guillo's max HP -5%
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Poster artist's house
Gust Boulder
     INFO
     Description: The Cloudvents' winds send normal boulders flying, but a gust
     rock won't budge. Getting hit with this would hurt something fierce. 
     Boosts physical offense.
     Effect: Boosts physical offense
     LOCATIONS
     Cloudvents: Southwest corner of western room
Half-Baked Greythorne
     INFO
     Description: A stuffed animal Gena made for Sagi a long time ago. She had
     to put it aside because her hands were full with the orphans, so it's
     actually more like an unstuffed animal. But you could fix that, right?
     LOCATIONS
     Sheratan: Get from Gena (as greythorne) (before getting Gena's Pinion)
     Mix: Salty Water + Greythorne Storybook + Greythorne’s Song + Greythorne’s
     Song + Greythorne’s Song + Greythorne’s Song + Greythorne’s Song + 
     Greythorne’s Song
Heartbreaking Song
     INFO
     Description: A song reborn through old wounds reopened. The heart-rending
     lyrics and poignant melody are the perfect background music for a good
     cry. Probably.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Salt + Terrible Song
Heartenbrace
     INFO
     Description: A staple of people's diet a thousand years ago, which was 
     said to make their hearts more powerful. It really does work; partaking 
     of heartenbrace strengthens the bond between two hearts.
     LOCATIONS
     Matar Highlands: Northern area (past pond)
Heartflask (1)
     INFO
     Description: A vessel Georg gave you for collecting people's hearts. It's
     still just a prototype, so who knows what will happen. You'll need to have
     Georg inspect it periodically if you want to keep using it.
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man. This is the first stage that you get from Georg.
     LOCATIONS
     Nihal Desert: Cave west of the area where Mother Sunshine is found
Heartflask (2)
     INFO
     Description: The vessel is filling with hearts, just like Georg said. It's
     still just a prototype, so who knows what will happen. You'll need to have
     Georg inspect it periodically if you want to keep using it.
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man. This is the second stage. It appears third of the
     five in the Gathering, though.
     LOCATIONS
     Anywhere: Heartflask (1) becomes this after you talk to enough people. (?)
Heartflask (3)
     INFO
     Description: The vessel has filled up with even more hearts. It doesn't
     seem to be after YOUR heart--but one has to wonder what Georg plans to do
     with this. Don't forget the periodic inspection!
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man. This is the third stage. It appears fourth of the
     five in the Gathering, though.
     LOCATIONS
     Anywhere: Heartflask (2) becomes this after you talk to enough people. (?)
Heartflask (4)
     INFO
     Description: The vessel has nearly filled with hearts. It almost feels
     like you've gained a second heart yourself. Georg still hasn't disclosed
     his plans, though... Requires periodic inspection, of course.
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man. This is the fourth stage. It appears fifth of the
     five in the Gathering, though.
     LOCATIONS
     Anywhere: Heartflask (3) becomes this after you talk to enough people. (?)
Heartflask (5)
     INFO
     Description: The vessel has filled completely, and it's bursting with
     hearts. Within it, you feel something akin to the birth of a new life. Is
     returning this to Georg really the right thing to do?
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man. This is the fifth stage. It appears second of the
     five in the Gathering, though.
     LOCATIONS
     Anywhere: Heartflask (4) becomes this after you talk to enough people. (?)
Hero License
     INFO
     Description: Just having this makes you a bona fide hero! It's time to 
     start your new life as an ally of justice! Go forth, and seek out your 
     true self! You can do it!
     Effect: Everyone's max HP +2% (also increases other stats?)
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Real-Deal Mask + Toy Sword
Hero's Pickax
     INFO
     Description: A pick imbued with the sweat and blood of the flame ice 
     miners of Azha. Having borne witness to the advantures and dramas of the 
     mines, it makes its bearers feel all the more experienced.
     Effect: Enemy EXP yield +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: Get from Juwar in the Flame Ice chamber of the Lava Caves (the one 
     in the hall before the lab) (after investigations, and after doing the
     favor he asks of you)
Holoflower Nectar
     INFO
     Description: Nectar taken from the Holoflowers that bloom only in the 
     Holoholo Jungle. This stuff attracts all kings of bugs, and it also 
     happens to be good for the eyes. Boosts allies' resistance to blindness.
     Effect: Boosts allies' resistance to blindness
     LOCATIONS
     Holoholo Jungle: from blooderflies in area northwest of western pond
Holoholo Fruit
     INFO
     Description: A sweet-smelling fruit that only grows in the Holoholo
     Jungle. Animals love it, but hey, so do people! A favorite for everyone.
     "Quit spitting seeds at me, Guillo!"
     Effect: Everyone's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Holoholo Jungle: in the tree southeast of the western pond
Holoholobird's Plume
     INFO
     Description: Tail feather of the terrifying Holoholobird. Did you know 
     Holoholobird is tender and tastes like shrimp? Anyway, bring this to the 
     proper location and you might face her again.
     LOCATIONS
     Holoholo Jungle: Holoholobird's corpse
Holy Dagroot
     INFO
     Description: The very tip of the Celestial Tree's roots, weak in power but
     still quite useful material. This is the light-element dagroot. Boosts 
     light offense.
     Effect: Boosts light offense
     LOCATIONS
     Veinroots: Southern area
Holy Droplet
     INFO
     Description: Water collected from the trees of Nunki Valley with the power
     to ward off evil. It only holds power within the valley's forests. Boosts 
     light offense.
     Effect: Boosts light offense
     Notes: When taken outside Nunki Valley, it becomes Pristine Water. Within 
     the valley, it decays very quickly.
     LOCATIONS
     Nunki Valley: Various places (before promachination)
     Nunki Valley: Barrels by guy near waterfall (after promachination)
Hot Rock
     INFO
     Description: Basically just cooled lava, though it still feels plenty hot
     to the touch. Getting hit with this burns. Boosts fire and physical 
     offense just a little.
     Effect: Boosts fire and physical offense just a little
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Lava
     Mix: Flame + Stone
Ice Dagroot
     INFO
     Description: The very tip of the Celestial Tree's roots, weak in power but
     still quite useful material. This is the ice-element dagroot. Boosts ice 
     offense.
     Effect: Boosts ice offense
     LOCATIONS
     Veinroots: southern area
Icy Jeers
     INFO
     Description: Jeers discourage fighters, make the time seem to crawl. They 
     make it so the average blow decks your average Joe. But the jeers won't 
     last forever.
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Warm Cheers
Immigration Papers
     INFO
     Description: The set of documents needed to become a citizen of the Magnus
     Town of Sedna. The old mayor stayed up all night writing these out, and it
     shows. Pass these on to people looking to move.
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Story: From Mayor of Sedna
Jolt Shroom
     INFO
     Description: A higher-voltage version of the Spark Shroom. Touch it and 
     you'll receive a nasty shock--though some folks do seem to enjoy it. 
     Slightly boosts lightning offense.
     Effect: Slightly boosts lightning offense
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Spark Shroom + Spark Shroom
     Hassaleh Port: Buy from woman for 250G
     Vega: Use a Spark Shroom at one of the short-circuiting machine things
Juwar's Testimony
     INFO
     Description: Crucial evidence concerning the Mintaka serial bombings. The 
     testimony of Juwar, a mining chief in Azha, who claims to have set the 
     bomb in a building.
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: From Juwar (During Azha terrorism investigation)
Lava
     INFO
     Description: The king of heat, molten rock. The Lord of the Lava Caves 
     that lived long, long ago is said to have swam in it freely. Boosts fire 
     offense, but lowers resistance to flames.
     Effect: Boosts fire offense, but lowers resistance to flames
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: The Flame Ice mining room in the Lava Caves (also other places in 
     the caves)
     Mix: Blaze + Stone
Lava Lord's Skull
     INFO
     Description: The skull of the Lord of the Lava Caves, intermillenial 
     wanderer. The trials of his long and fishy life are immortalized within. 
     Bring this to the proper location and you might face his lordship again.
     LOCATIONS
     Azha Lava Caves: Lord of the Lava Caves's Corpse
Light Powder
     INFO
     Description: Light and dark are as two sides of a coin, one existing 
     because of the other. It is said this powder mirrors that. Boosts light 
     offense, but lowers dark offense.
     Effect: Boosts light offense, but lowers dark offense
     LOCATIONS
     Zaurak Keep: From the light beam devices
Lightning Dagroot
     INFO
     Description: The very tip of the Celestial Tree's roots, weak in power 
     but still quite useful material. This is the lightning-element dagroot. 
     Boosts lightning offense.
     Effect: Boosts lightning offense
     LOCATIONS
     Veinroots: southern area
Lightning Shroom
     INFO
     Description: The power of lightning in the form of a mushroom. Handle with
     care; one touch and you're lucky to escape with your life, let alone just 
     a jolt. Boosts lightning offense, but lowers resistance to shock.
     Effect: Boosts lightning offense, lowers resistance to shock
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Jolt Shroom + Jolt Shroom
Local Hero Guillo
     INFO
     Description: A plaque of Guillo, beloved sidekick, whose honor hath been
     restored. No one talks about the kids who became fans of the Guillo in the
     wanted poster, but burst into tears when they saw the real deal.
     Effect: Guillo's max HP +10%
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Guillo Wanted Poster
Local Hero Milly
     INFO
     Description: A plaque of Milly, beloved heroine, whose honor hath been
     restored. We won't mention the time she creamed that poor guy who put up
     that wanted poster. "Me, eat and run?! Try again buster!!"
     Effect: Milly's max HP +10%
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Milly Wanted Poster
Local Hero Sagi
     INFO
     Description: A poster of Sagi, beloved hero, whose honor hath been
     restored. The world was once in the thrall of vicious rumors, but now it
     sings his praises. Huzzah, huzzah! OK, maybe not, but he's still the town
     hero.
     Effect: Sagi's max HP +10%
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Sagi Wanted Poster
Lotus Leaf
     INFO
     Description: A lotus leaf that has never yielded to the "heartfall rain" 
     that assails the Matar Highlands, and consequently grown quite large. With
     this overhead, the heartfall rain is nothing to worry about.
     LOCATIONS
     Matar Highlands: Westernmost area
Love Syrup
     INFO
     Description: A covenant of love in the unlikely form of pollywhale mating 
     secretions. Tastless, scentless, harmless, and valued as a love charm. One
     of Milly's favorites. "Pollywhales are sooo romantic."
     Effect: Milly's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Nunki Valley: On the ground in front area (after promachination)
Machina Communicator
     INFO
     Description: A communication device made of machina. Available only to the
     Empire's top brass, this prototype was originally used by Verus and 
     Geldoblame. Opens a line directly to Verus's office.
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Story: From Verus
Machina Gas
     INFO
     Description: The exhaust produced by machina is a nice smell--but there 
     are reports of people feeling sluggish and tires after prolonged whiffs, 
     and even talk of the gas being used as a brainwashing agent.
     Effect: Everyone's max HP -5% (after time? I need to figure the exact 
     properties of this)
     LOCATIONS
     Mintaka: Various places
     Greater Mintaka: Various places
     Hassaleh Port: Buy from woman for 100G
Machina Oil
     INFO
     Description: A source of fuel machina can't do without--but it's also used
     in cooking. Too much in one's diet can weaken the immune system. Slightly 
     lowers allies' resistance to all status ailments.
     Effect: Slightly lowers allies' resistance to all status ailments
     LOCATIONS
     Mintaka: Camilla's house, on the right
Magna Mess-Up
     INFO
     Description: The ugly result of a poorly executed magna mixture. In most
     cases, failed mixtures explode into a large-scale tragedy, so be happy
     things ended this well.
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Anywhere: Begin mixing a three or more part magna mixture, and leave it 
     sit for a few battles once it is ready for another ingredient.
Magnetite Waves
     INFO
     Description: Uncanny lightwaves given off by the red rocks of the 
     sandhollow. Naturally magnetic, they can manipulate the hollow's iron-rich
     quicksand. Slightly boosts resistance to shock.
     Effect: Slightly boosts resistance to shock
     LOCATIONS
     Albali Sandhollow: From big red boulder
Mallo's Testimony
     INFO
     Description: Crucial evidence concerning the Mintaka serial bombings. The 
     testimony of Mallo, a gunpoeder refiner in Azha, regarding Nollin's 
     knowledge of gunpowder.
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: From Mallo (During Azha terrorism investigation)
Meat Fit for an Emperor
     INFO
     Description: The emperor's favorite meat. Olgan always said the lean meat 
     tastes best. And holy smokes, the man was right. Slightly boosts physical 
     defense.
     Effect: Slightly boosts physical defense
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: Center table in the kitchen in Emperor's residence
Medic Kit
     INFO
     Description: A small box filled with antiseptic and bandages. Keep this 
     handy and you'll be prepared for anything. Or at least keep that attitude,
     so enemies will have a harder time knocking you off your feet.
     Effect: Boosts knockdown resistance (?)
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: Box in Geldoblame's house (only once)
     Mix: Stinging Antiseptic + Cottoncap Gauze
Metal Device
     INFO
     Description: A metal device found at the scene of the bombing in Greater 
     Mintaka. Its purpose is unclear, but it smells of gunpowder and intrigue.
     Notes: Can't be discarded.
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: Crime scene (gotten from boy nearby when you come to look
     for evidence)
Milly Wanted Poster
     INFO
     Description: WANTED: "Milly the Klepto-Maiden." From eyeliner to 
     skyliners--you name it, she's nabbed it. Known for her tacky makeup. 
     Report sightings to your nearest imperial soldier.
     Effect: Milly's max HP -5%
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Poster artist's house
Mother Sunshine
     INFO
     Description: Sunlight warm enough to make a traveler take off their coat. 
     You can't do without Mother Sunshine if you're trying to grow plants. 
     Raises allies' resistance to freezing.
     Effect: Everyone's freeze resistance +3, surrounding plant magnus decay
     (or grow, should I say) faster.
     LOCATIONS
     Nihal Desert: Area off the beaten path
Mother-in-Law's Secret
     INFO
     Description: A secret pertaining to somebody's mother-in-law, and really 
     of no interest to most people. Those keen on hearing it would probably be 
     more keen on scoring extra spoils in battle.
     Effect: Increases chances of enemies dropping magnus
     LOCATIONS
     Sheliak: Granny in easternmost house
Mound of Soot
     INFO
     Description: Soot that stuck to the hearth and hardened. Invisible in 
     ordinary water. Gather enough together, though, and watch what happens. 
     Slightly lowers allies' resistance to blindness.
     Effect: Slightly lowers allies' resistance to blindness
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Blaze + Withered Branch
     Greater Mintaka: Northeast house (in jars near door)
     Opo: Furnace in Lolo's house
Mountain Apple
     INFO
     Description: A popular fruit grown in Sadal Suud's Cebalrai hamlet and 
     exported to all corners of the sky. Let it sit...and it's gonna rot, 
     dummy. A favorite for everyone. "OK, Sagi, it's all peeled and ready."
     Effect: Everyone's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Cebalrai: Box in eastern house and kitchen in second house from the left
     Azha: From messenger woman running around in bottom floor of northern 
     house (one time draw?)
Mountain Apple Vinegar
     INFO
     Description: Overly fermented mountain apple wine. Apple vinegar is a 
     stronger sterilizer and preservative than normal vinegar. Boosts light 
     offense.
     Effect: Boosts light offense
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Mountain Apple Wine
Mountain Apple Wine
     INFO
     Description: A wine with zealous fans, made of fermented mountain apples. 
     Its rarity outside Sadal Suud makes it even more precious. One of Guillo's
     favorites. "Life's not worth living without it."
     Effect: Guillo's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Mountain Apple + Mountain Apple + Holy Droplet
Nameless Flower
     INFO
     Description: A flower so common it is never called by name. In times of 
     danger, however, its image leaps to mind. It may even bring a person on 
     the verge of passing out back to consciousness.
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Vases in rooms inside Rodolfo's mansion
     Age: Heartenbrace
Naughty Novel
     INFO
     Description: Full of dubious content, although it's really not that racy. 
     Still, it doesn't take much to titillate a pure-hearted young lad.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Empty Book + Love Syrup
     Pherkad: Quzman's dresser (next to bed)
Oleflour
     INFO
     Description: Ground rain wheat, taken from Naos's stores. It has a foul, 
     astringent taste when newly ground, and thus needs to sit a while before 
     it can be used. Hence the name "oleflour."
     LOCATIONS
     Naos: In boxes in bottom-right room
Original KM Cookie
     INFO
     Description: A original cookie for original minds. In the long history of 
     Komo Mai cookies, this is the one true original. Contains a real Celestial
     Tree seed. Slightly boosts physical defense.
     Effect: Slightly boosts physical defense
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Stale Water + Oleflower + Celestial Flower Seed + Holoholo Fruit + 
     Honeyflower Nectar
     Komo Mai: From guy handing them out in town square (until election ends)
     Komo Mai: From the right trash can in the first room of the magic school's
     right wing
Pac-Man
     INFO
     Description: The little yellow fellow Quzman caught in his cell. 
     Considering he eats everything around him, he does require quite a bit of 
     attention! Still, feed him enough, and who knows...
     Effect: After a minute or so, he randomly moves onto a surrounding magnus,
     destroying it. Story magnus (like Travel Log) and a few other magnus block
     his movement.
     Notes: Can't be discarded.
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: From Quzman (after he returns home, that is)
Pac-Land
     INFO
     Description: A powered up Pac-Man, thanks to the countless magnus he's
     eaten. His appetite has grown as well, and now he devours magna essences
     left and right.
     Effect: Same as Pac-Man
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Visit Quzman after Pac-Man has eaten 75 magnus types
Pac-Mania
     INFO
     Description: Pac-Man, made invincible after eating a Power Pellet! Those
     who stand with him are sure to gain the strength of a demon. All attacks
     become critical hits.
     Effect: All attacks are critical hits
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Visit Quzman after Pac-Man has eaten 147 magnus types
Paramours' Secret
     INFO
     Description: Secret lovey-dovey-type whisperings between a certain man and
     woman. Wouldn't want this to get out--but if you're keen on hearing it, 
     you might also be keen on scoring extra spoils in battle.
     Effect: Enemies more likely to drop magnus
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: From Almarde after doing some favors for her
Phantasmagoria
     INFO
     Description: The fleeting slideshow of one's lifetime, said to flush by 
     in the moments before death. Time flies by above and below, but how long 
     before consciousness slips away?
     Effect: Slows decay of magnus at left and right borders
     LOCATIONS
     Coliseum: From guy wiggling on the floor in the left room (takes time to 
     "regrow")
Photosynth Lily
     INFO
     Description: A wondrous flower said to photosynthesize much faster than 
     normal plants. Its life span is short, and it quickly changes to an 
     ordinary flower. It should help you move about beneath the water's 
     surface.
     LOCATIONS
     Lake Botein: Various places in central area
Plain Ole Shaved Ice
     INFO
     Description: This is what time does to the shaved ice of love. Is all true
     love destined to end? Not even a pollywhale can say. Substantially boosts
     allies' resistance to flames.
     Effect: Substantially boosts allies' resistance to flames
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Shaved Ice of Love
Poor Excuse for a Joke
     INFO
     Description: A joke so mind-numbingly un-funny it actually freezes time 
     for the listener. Sure, it leaves an impression--but not a good one, and 
     not for long. Boosts ice offense.
     Effect: Boosts ice offense, slows decay for magnus on its left and right.
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: From people in meeting in left room of Corellia's palace
     Mintaka: From Dark Service Captain in Baelheit's house
Portrait of Verus
     INFO
     Description: A photograph of Verus, who remains quite popular in military 
     circles. Some even worship him as a god on earth. (Crazies!) But there's 
     someone altogether different who really ought to see this.
     Effect: Increases chances of getting ambushed in battle
     LOCATIONS
     Coliseum: Buy it for 99999RP (must have defeated "The Wicked Gawd" first)
Potted Celestial Flower
     INFO
     Description: A Celestial Flower, potted to keep it alive instead of just
     letting it turn into a pressed flower. But even like this it won't last
     forever. Reduces allies' susceptibility to status ailments.
     Effect: Reduces allies' susceptibility to status ailments
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Celestial Flower + Flowerpot + Freezing Rain + Freezing Rain + 
     Freezing Rain
Potted Heartenbrace
     INFO
     Description: Heartenbrace, potted to keep it alive instead of just letting
     it turn into a pressed flower. Even like this, it won't last forever, but
     for the time being it ought to link the hearts of those who look upon it.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Heartenbrace + Flowerpot + Pristine Water + Pristine Water
Potted Nameless Flower
     INFO
     Description: A nameless flower, potted to keep it alive instead of just
     letting it turn into a pressed flower. Yes, when life's so hard you want
     to just collapse, this is what always springs to mind.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Nameless Flower + Flowerpot + Pristine Water
Pow Meat
     INFO
     Description: Pow meat is naturally marbled with fat, even without 
     employing any special stockbreeding methods--making it a right popular 
     porvine product. Boosts physical defense.
     Effect: Boosts physical defense
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Table in kitchen in Rodolfo's mansion
Pow Milk
     INFO
     Description: A dairy product of Cebalrai, this milk is richer than that of
     other animals, and is said to make kids grow up taller. One of Milly's 
     favorites. "I have a glass after every bath."
     Effect: Milly's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Cebalrai: Big urns in the buildings with pows in them
Pow Milk Yogurt
     INFO
     Description: Fermented pow milk. You can eat it as is for dessert, or let 
     it sit even longer and...uh, see what happens. One of Milly's favorites. 
     "The best way to start my day."
     Effect: Milly's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Pow Milk
Pow Milk Cheese
     INFO
     Description: The result of segregating the protein from pow milk yogurt. 
     Take it from the Sadal Suud Dairy Council: "This'll put the pep in 
     anyone's step." One of Milly's favorites. "The stinkier the better!"
     Effect: Milly's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Pow Milk Yogurt
Power Pellet
     INFO
     Description: The accidental result of a School of Magic professor's
     countless mixing of rotten foods. This isn't your average swill--whoever
     chomps this can expect a serious power boost.
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: From flask in rightmost room of school of magic (must have given
     the person some rotten food) (not available on first visit)
Pressed Flower
     INFO
     Description: The flower's beauty, remaining even past its life's end. Now 
     it is preserved as an eternal memory you can always enjoy.
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Nameless Flower
Pretty Stone
     INFO
     Description: A beautiful stone that gives off an eternal glow. Its 
     blinding shine will light your future. It can be joined with a certain 
     something else. Boosts allies' resistance to blindness.
     Effect: Boosts allies' resistance to blindness
     LOCATIONS
     Cujam: In front of the item shop (before citizens disappear)
     Greater Mintaka: In boxes on left side of the vault in the Emperor's 
     residence
     Mix: Mound of Soot + Mound of Soot + Mound of Soot + Mound of Soot + 
     Mound of Soot
Primordial Cactus
     INFO
     Description: A cactus from the battlefields of Atria, site of the War of 
     the Gods a thousand years ago. Its sharp spines will keep you from 
     drifting off. Substantially boosts allies' resistance to sleep.
     Effect: Substantially boosts allies' resistance to sleep
     LOCATIONS
     Atria Battlegrounds: Various places
Pristine Water
     INFO
     Description: Crystal clear water. Though still available in many places 
     in the world, it won't stay this pure for long. Raises allies' resistance 
     to flames.
     Effect: Everyone's flame resistance +3
     LOCATIONS
     Gemma: Urns along eastern wall in leftmost house
     Komo Mai: Well in eastern house of the two by the front of town
     Mintaka: Vase in bottom floor of house in central area
     Pherkad: The well in the laundry room
     Sheratan: The well by the Brierclock
     Mix: Drinking Water + Drinking Water
     Age: Holy Droplet
     Age: Sparkling Snow
Rainbow
     INFO
     Description: A symbol of Anuenue, just like the Celestial Tree. Anuenue's 
     rainbows are better pick-me-ups than ordinary rainbows. One look and 
     you'll be brimming with energy.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Mother Sunshine + Holy Droplet + Pristine Water + Pristine Water + 
     Pristine Water
     Opo Village: Bottom of waterfall (from bridge)
Read-to-Death Book
     INFO
     Description: A book reread so many times it's grown old. No matter how 
     many times you look, it's still the same old content. Lowers allies' 
     resistance to sleep.
     Effect: Lowers allies' resistance to sleep
     LOCATIONS
     Age: any book (Greythorne Storybook unverified)
Real-Deal Mask
     INFO
     Description: A hero mask sold at festivals so you can look like a hero. 
     But why stop there? Put this on, and you'll FEEL like a hero! No--you'll 
     BE a hero! Boosts physical defense.
     Effect: Boosts physical defense
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Sheratan: From the kids in the northwestern corner (Sheratan Rangers)
Rock Salt
     INFO
     Description: A daily necessity for the people of Azha, it is said to be 
     the crystallized sweat of those crossing the Nihal Desert. Boosts light 
     offense.
     Effect: Boosts light offense
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Boulder + Salt
     Nihal Desert: From the big stones strewn about in the sand
Rockfly Corpse
     INFO
     Description: The corpse of an insect that inhabits the Lava Caves, famous 
     for its fragrant "eau de moche" extract. The ultimate weapon against the 
     fainthearted. Milly's nemesis. "Ahhh no no no, no bugs, no bugs!"
     Effect: Milly's max HP -5%
     LOCATIONS
     Azha Lava Caves: Various Places
Rotten Food
     INFO
     Description: Food eventually rots; such is the law of nature. Plus one 
     rotten item can spoil the food around it! Ugh, just having this around is 
     bad for you.
     Effect: Everyone's max HP -5%, food magnus on all sides decay faster
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Pretty much any food product
     Komo Mai: Left lockers in the first room in the right wing of magic school
     Komo Mai: From salesman in front of item shop (during Power Pellet quest)
Rotting Mountain Apple
     INFO
     Description: The result of saving a mountain apple for too long. Now the 
     nourishment it held has turned to poison. Boosts the effect of poison on 
     enemies.
     Effect: Boosts the effect of poison on enemies
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: Garbage cans outside of Emperor's residence (back door)
     Age: Mountain Apple
Royal Mirror
     INFO
     Description: A mirror Ladekahn received from his mother. It's imbued with 
     a special magic, and reflects light strong enough to shatter the rainbows 
     of Nashira. Boosts light offense.
     Effect: Boosts light offense
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Lesser Celestial River: Found on ground automatically
Sagi Wanted Poster
     INFO
     Description: WANTED: "Sagi the Wedding Con." Watch out, ladies! This 
     spiriter will spirit away your life's savings and leave you in tears. 
     Known for his shifty look. Report sightings to your neighborhood imperial 
     soldier.
     Effect: Sagi's max HP -5%
     LOCATIONS
     Pherkad: Poster artist's house
Salt
     INFO
     Description: The familiar cooking condiment. It also carries value as a 
     symbol of purification, and is considered sacred. Slightly boosts light 
     offense.
     Effect: Slightly boosts light offense
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Salty Water
     Lesser Celestial River: Near the cloudmakers
Salty Water
     INFO
     Description: Water that tastes salty. Aspiring greythorne watchers 
     supposedly vie for stores of it. Boosts light offense just a little.
     Effect: Boosts light offense just a little
     LOCATIONS
     Azha: Urn in bottom floor of western house
     Castle Elnath: Jar in westernmost room on second floor
     Greater Mintaka: Urn in the room next to Verus's office
     Opo: Jar in back of bottom house
     Pherkad: Back shelf in kitchen in Rodolfo's mansion
     Sheratan: Jars by fireplace in house next to Brierclock
     Mix: Stale Water + Salt
     Age: Cloud
Sandcap Spores
     INFO
     Description: Spores from the rare sandcap fungus, which grows only in the 
     driest climes. They're charged with electricity and give off a faint glow.
     Slightly boosts resistance to shock.
     Effect: Slightly boosts resistance to shock
     LOCATIONS
     Rasalas: Various places in the houses
Sandcaps
     INFO
     Description: Sandcap spores, all grown up. They're sometimes used as 
     lights because of the blue-white glow their electric charge emits. Boosts 
     resistance to shock.
     Effect: Boosts resistance to shock
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Sandcap Spores
Sandfeeder Silk
     INFO
     Description: Thread from the cocoon of a Sandfeeder, a tough foe that's 
     immune to magic. Its adult life lasts only one day. Bring this to the 
     proper location and you might face it again.
     LOCATIONS
     Sandfeeder Valley: Sandfeeder's Corpse
Shaved Ice of Love
     INFO
     Description: A shaved ice made with special secret flavor syrup. Love is
     truly eternal. Even a broken heart is soon mended by the power of love.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Sparkling Snow + Sparkling Snow + Love Syrup
Soot Soup
     INFO
     Description: Made by dissolving a mound of soot in salty water. Used 
     mostly in extracurricular calligraphy classes at the School of Magic. 
     Lowers allies' resistance to blindness.
     Effect: Lowers allies' resistance to blindness
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Salty Water + Mound of Soot
Spark Shroom
     INFO
     Description: Machina energy discharge which has taken the shape of a 
     mushroom. They tend to grow in dark, moist places. Boosts lightning 
     offense just a little.
     Effect: Boosts lightning offense just a little
     LOCATIONS
     Dark Service HQ: Eastern room on bottom floor
     Hassaleh Port: Buy from woman for 100G
     Mintaka: Top floor of house in central area (you can get two, then they 
     have to regrow)
     Vega: In front of door to far northwestern house
Sparkling Snow
     INFO
     Description: Snow that shines blindingly. Ordinarily unique to the icy 
     land of the witches, but imperial technology has reproduced it from 
     shaved flame ice. Boosts ice offense, but lowers resistance to freezing.
     Effect: Boosts ice offense, but lowers resistance to freezing. Also 
     prevents tiring in the Nihal Desert (while it lasts).
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Flame Ice + Primordial Cactus
     Nihal Desert: Buy from people on either end (for 400G at first, later 
     1000G)
Spring-Lord's Voice
     INFO
     Description: The disembodied voice of the lord that dwells in Moonguile 
     Forest. Even in magnus form it gives off an eerie vibe. What lord? What 
     vibe? That's another story for another day, boys and girls.
     LOCATIONS
     Moonguile Forest: Spring in waterfall chamber (as greythorne)
Stale Water
     INFO
     Description: Water that has gotten old. You wouldn't want to drink 
     this--but that doesn't mean you can't. Better chugged than sipped. Raises 
     allies' resistance to flames just a little.
     Effect: Everyone's flames resistance +1
     LOCATIONS
     Algorab: Pool at front of village
     Greater Mintaka: Pools in a few houses and the Emperor's residence
     Komo Mai: Pool in first house as you enter town
     Pherkad: Fountain and several bowls throughout Rodolfo's mansion
     Age: Drinking Water
Stewed Mud Potatoes
     INFO
     Description: One of the Children of the Earth's "fancier" dishes, made by 
     dumping freshly unearthed potatoes in a pot. Crass, passed off as class. 
     One of Guillo's favorites. "Wench, this reminds me of you."
     Effect: Guillo's max HP +5%
     LOCATIONS
     Gemma: From dinner table in western house
Stinging Antiseptic
     INFO
     Description: The antitoxins of thornwood nectar condensed over time. Its 
     poison-fighting ability is unsurpassed--but dang, it sure stings. 
     Substantially boosts resistance to poison.
     Effect: Everyone's poison resistance +10
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Thornflower Nectar
     Mix: Thornflower Nectar + Eau de Mouche
Stone
     INFO
     Description: A truly mundane stone. While it has no apparent value, it 
     would kind of hurt to get hit with one. Boosts physical offense just a 
     little.
     Effect: Boosts physical offense just a little.
     LOCATIONS
     Hassaleh Port: Barrel near the exit
     Holoholo Jungle: Pile near tree
     Komo Mai: Girl who wants traditional KM Cookies in the magic school
     Nihal Desert: Piles of rubble along the road
     Age: Fireglow Stone or Hot Rock
Sweet Song
     INFO
     Description: A song reborn through a covenant of love. The heart-melting
     lyrics and sweet melody might be the perfect background music for
     romance. Or maybe not.
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Love Syrup + Terrible Song
Terrible Song
     INFO
     Description: A song that's just plain bad--neither bitter nor sweet. 
     But if you could spin it one way or the other, it might work.
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: Man singing in western house
     Azha: Man singing on second floor of northern house
Thornflower
     INFO
     Description: Among the many flowers of the Nusakan Thornwood, this red 
     bloom is quite rare. Unique for the tiny thorns lining its petals. Boosts 
     resistance to sleep.
     Effect:  Boosts resistance to sleep
     LOCATIONS
     Nusakan Thornwood: Pink flowers on a ledge in the central-eastern area, 
     use Yesterbean to reach them
Thornflower Nectar
     INFO
     Description: Nectar taken from the thornflower. It possesses some 
     disinfectant properties, and its extremely potent aroma would get anyone 
     right on their feet. Substantially boosts resistance to sleep.
     Effect: Substantially boosts resistance to sleep
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Thornflower (?)
Toy Sword
     INFO
     Description: A sword destined to strike down evil, given to Sadi by the 
     kids of Sheratan. Brandish this to instantly transform into a hero (and 
     earn cool points in the process). Boosts attack power a little.
     Effect: Boosts attack power a little
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Sheratan: From kids in northwest corner of town (Sheratan Rangers)
Traditional KM Cookie
     INFO
     Description: A traditional cookie for traditional minds. In the long 
     history of Komo Mai cookies, this is the one true tradition. Contains a 
     real Celestial Tree seed. Slightly boosts offense.
     Effect: Slightly boosts offense
     LOCATIONS
     Komo Mai: From guys handing them out (until election ends)
     Mix: Pristine Water + Oleflower + Celestial Flower Seed + Holoholo Fruit
     + Love Syrup
Travel Log
     INFO
     Description: A record of one's journeys carried by all members of the Dark
     Service. It's designed to hold mission data, so servicemen can keep tabs 
     on their next objective from anywhere in the field.
     Notes: Can't be discarded. Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Dark Service HQ: Given to you automatically by officer
Treasure Lowdown
     INFO
     Description: Nobody knows what kind of "treasure"--but please, is that
     going to stop you from wanting it? Bearers of this secret knowledge are
     sure to receive more spoils in battle.
     Effect: Greatly increases chances of enemy magnus drops
     LOCATIONS
     Mix: Mother-in-Law's Secret + Paramour's Secret
Tub-Time Greythorne
     INFO
     Description: A little rubber toy to play with in the tub. Just holding it 
     is enough to flood you with warm and fuzzy feelings. The downside: you 
     look like an ass playing with this. Beware of regression!
     Effect: Lowers everybody's level by 1 while held
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: Get from Geldoblame (as a Greythorne) (disappears after
     Baelheit fight)
Warm Cheers
     INFO
     Description: Cheers encourage fighters, make the time seem to fly by. They
     make it so your average blow won't take down your average Joe. But the 
     cheers don't last forever.
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: leftmost soldier in Verus's residence (disappears after 
     Baelheit event in Tarazed)
     Age: Icy Jeers
Well-Done Meat
     INFO
     Description: Pow meat grilled well-done. If Mr. Lean meat (that means you,
     Olgan) saw something like this fatty on his table he would have a fit. 
     Slightly boosts basic offense.
     Effect: Slightly boosts basic offense
     LOCATIONS
     Greater Mintaka: Oven in kitchen inside Emperor's residence
     Mix: Blaze + Pow Meat
Withered Branch
     INFO
     Description: The dried up branch or root of some tree. Burn it for 
     predictable results. At first glance it seems pretty useless--and that's 
     exactly what it is. Pitch it or burn it.
     LOCATIONS
     Age: Any dagroot or Celestial Fell-Branch
Woodfellah
     INFO
     Description: A magic wooden doll created by Lolo, Opu's favorite 
     gadgeteer. Because it is constructed from Celestial Tree dagroots, the 
     owner can freely control it with his wings of the heart.
     Notes: Blocks Pac-Man.
     LOCATIONS
     Opo: Lolo's house
Yesterbean
     INFO
     Description: A type of bean that grows in favorable thornwood conditions. 
     Long ago they were commonplace, but today they're harder to find. Boosts 
     resistance to all status ailments.
     Effect: Boosts resistance to all status ailments
     LOCATIONS
     Sheratan: "Vault" in nook in western part of village
     Nusakan Thornwood: Glowing blue area (takes time to regrow) (feed it
     Fresh Air to have it regrow immediately)
Yesterbean Variant
     INFO
     Description: In poor thornwood conditions, this bean variant grows instead
     of the usual kind. Long ago they were considered rare, but today they're
     more common. Slightly boosts resistance to all status ailments.
     Effect: Slightly boosts resistance to all status ailments
     LOCATIONS
     Nusakan Thornwood: Glowing blue area (feed it Foul Air)
Yesterday's News
     INFO
     Description: A formerly secret nugget of gossip now known by everyone. 
     Great for small talk--but if this is where your mind is, you can't be that
     interested in raking in extra spoils in battle.
     Effect: Enemies less likely to drop magnus
     LOCATIONS
     Mintaka: Get from Camilla's maid toward the start of the game
     Age: Mother-in-Law's Secret, Paramours' Secret, Treasure Lowdown

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Magnus Mixers
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Mixer
     INFO
     Description: A special magnus used for "magna mixtures"--the process of 
     combining multiple magna essences to create a different essence. It is 
     said other mixers exist which complete the process faster.
     Effect: Mixes Magnus. Mixtures are completed after three battles.
     LOCATIONS
Next-Gen Mixer
     INFO
     Description: A special magnus used for "magna mixtures"--the process of 
     combining multiple magna essences to create a different essence. This 
     improved version mixes faster than traditional models.
     Effect: Mixes Magnus. Mixtures are completed after two battles.
     LOCATIONS
Prototype Mixer
     INFO
     Description: A special magnus used for "magna mixtures"--the process of 
     combining multiple magna essences to create a different essence. While 
     still a prototype, this model turns over mixtures fastest.
     Effect: Mixes Magnus. Mixtures are completed after one battle.
     LOCATIONS
Prototype Mixer
     INFO
     Description: A special magnus used for "magna mixtures"--the process of 
     combining multiple magna essences to create a different essence. While 
     still a prototype, this model turns over mixtures fastest.
     Effect: Mixes Magnus. Mixtures are completed after one battle.
     Notes: Yes, there are two Prototype Mixers. Yes, it is listed twice in 
     the Gathering.
     LOCATIONS
     Mintaka: Chest in Baelheit's room (can't get until Tarazed launches)

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Contribution and Credits
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Contribution
     There are two ways to contribute to this FAQ. The first is to post on
     the GAMEFAQs message board (be sure to post at the Baten Kaitos Origins
     board). I don't check the board that often - I check almost daily, and
     that rate will dwindle as this guide nears completion and as my ability
     to devote time to this game wanes. The other way, which will become more
     reliable as time passes, is email! By sending information to soapy at
     thedailypos dot org, you can help guardian spirits around the world
     (i.e., people) guide their little buddies (i.e., Sagi) to Quest Magnus
     nirvana!

     Oh, if you do email me, be sure you put "Baten Kaitos Origins" in the
     subject line or I might not read it. You can even use all caps if you
     want to!

     One more thing. It helps if you tell me how you what you want me to call
     you in the Credits section. Otherwise, I might have to settle for "That
     Guy" or something equally vague. I'd rather not do that because there are
     enough people by that name already, and we don't need any more needless
     confusion!
Credits
     The following fine people have helped me in some way and deserve a
     medal/trophy/blue ribbon/pat on the back.

     broodwars: informed me of Heartflask's existence, and I got a few other
     things by reading his posts around the board.
     Celsius: I learned about Plain Ole Shaved Ice and Pac-Mania from his
     posts.
     funky bob: For finding out that the testimonies can't be eaten.
     im317: For more detailed information on Tub-Time Greythorne.
     Master Espeon: Stone locations at Hassaleh Port and Nihal Desert, and the
     aging of the secrets to get Yesterday's News.
     MightyGroudon: For a crapload of locations during the storyline and for
     like ten craploads of descriptions that I was missing.
     rpglady76: For the Basic Medical Primer's location.
     Sister: For Portrait of Verus's effects.

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Legal Stuff
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Copyright
     This guide is copyright (c) 2006 Soaprman.
Hey, can I use this stuff in my guide?
     Eh, if this thing reaches completion, there will be no need for that. And
     I do plan on eventually completing this guide. If you have a good reason
     for using the stuff, though, contact me and I'll see what I can work out.
Version Updates
     The latest version of this guide can be found at these sites:
          gamefaqs.com, definitely
          thedailypos.org, if I feel like it
     Coincedentally, these are the only sites allowed to host this FAQ.

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