hide results

    Secrets FAQ by Layoneil

    Version: 2.1 | Updated: 06/12/02 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
    Specials and Secrets FAQ
    Version 2.1
    Last Updated: 6/12/2002
    Written by Layoneil
    E-mail: Layoneil@hotmail.com
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
    I.    Updates
    
    II.   Introduction
    
       1) What is this FAQ for?
       2) What is this FAQ not for?
       3) Why not?
       4) Will reading this FAQ ruin the story for me?
       5) Why don't you cover VS mode?
       6) Where's the Special Characters section?
       7) Will you at least give me your opinion on Saia and Lobelia?
       8) How do I get item _____?
       9) How do I read the coordinates you use for buried treasure?
      10) I followed your directions perfectly and still can't get _____.
    
    III.  Element and Alignment
    
       1) How do I change a character's alignment?
       2) How do I change a character's element?
       3) Can you tell me about the elements: Virtue and Bane?
    
    IV.   Summons and Other Special Spells
    
       1) What are summons?
       2) How many summons are there and where do I get them?
            Salamander
            Fenrir
            Gnome
            Thunderbird
            Ignis Fatuus
       3) How come the hit percentage is so low, how do I increase it?
       4) Are there any other spells that are considered special?		
            Teleport
            Time Flux
            Resurrection
            Fiend's Grip
            Necromancy
            Reincarnation
    
    V.    Special Techniques
    
       1) What is a Special Technique?
       2) Who can use Special Techniques?
       3) How many Special Techniques are there?
       4) So what's so special about them?
       5) That sounds pretty good, so what's the catch?
       6) Can I transfer a technique from one character to another?
       7) So what are the techniques and how do you get them?
            Special Technique 1: Atropos
            Special Technique 2: Lachesis
            Special Technique 3: Clotho
    
    VI.   Quest Mode
    
       1) What is a Quest?
       2) Why should I do these Quests?
       3) Hey, how come I can't do any Quests?
       4) Can characters die in Quest Mode?  Why do they not get experience?
       5) Can you give me the basic Quest information now?
            Quest 1: Numida Chronology
            Quest 2: Epic of Tinea
            Quest 3: Cave Exploration
            Quest 4: Batraal Chronology
            Quest 5: Tundra Geology
       6) That doesn't tell me about the items, how do I get what I want?
            Class J Items
            Class I Items
            Class H Items
            Class G Items
            Class F Items
            Class E Items
            Class D Items
            Class C Items
            Class B Items
            Class A Items
            Special Quest Items
    
    VII.  Snapdragon
    
       1) What is a Snapdragon?
       2) How many Snapdragons are there and where do I get them?
       3) How do you get a Snapdragon sword to have a special ability?
       4) Can you list all of the special abilities and how to get them?
            Unique Character Classes
            Human Classes
            Dragon Classes
            Other Classes
       5) What do you think are the best ways to use Snapdragons?
    
    VIII. Ring of the Dead
    
       1) What is a Ring of the Dead?
       2) How many Rings are there and where do I get them?
       3) Who should I use my Rings of the Dead on?
    
    IX.   Secret Shop
    
       1) Where is the secret shop and how do I access it?
       2) What do they sell there?
       3) What is a Firecrest? My special shop doesn't sell it.
    
    X.    Items Sets
    
       1) What are item sets?
       2) So tell me how to get them.
            Divine Armaments
            Enchanted Hunting Wares
            Dragon Set
            Candy Set
            Relics of the Wind
            Netherworld Weapons
    
    XI.   Eleanor
    
       1) Why does Eleanor get a section?  She's not special, she sucks.
       2) Fine, so what class should I make her so that she is useful?
       3) She has a special technique?  What is it and how do I get it?
       4) Hey she gives me an item in Chapter 3. Can you tell me about that?
    
    XII.  Duplication Trick
    
       1) What is the character duplication trick?
       2) How do you duplicate items?
       3) What items cannot be duplicated for real?
    
    XIII. Endings
    
       1) How many endings are there and how do I get them?
       2) What's the Ending/Anbicion trick?
    
    XIV.  Legal
    
    XV.   Credits
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    I.      UPDATES
    
    Version 2.1 (6/12/2002)
    - Duplication Trick section now covers character and item duplication.
    
    Version 2.0 (6/11/2002)
    - Added Updates section. (Yeah, I forgot about this the first time.)
    - Added Duplication Trick section. (Special Thanks to Goukei)
    - Added Reincarnation to Summons and Other Special Spells section.
    - Completed Snapdragon special abilities list.
    - Cleaned up and fixed a few other minor things.
    
    Version 1.0 (6/05/2002)
    - First version submitted.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    II.     INTRODUCTION
    
    This is my first FAQ so don't expect it to be perfect but I've read a 
    lot of them so it probably won't be horrible either.  If there's 
    something wrong in the FAQ let me know and I'll fix it.  If there's 
    something missing let me know, if I think it's relevant than I'll put 
    it in.
    
    The best way to let me know anything is to create a topic at the 
    Gamefaqs.com message board for Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis.  I 
    check that nearly everyday.  The worse way is to send me e-mail.  I do 
    not check my e-mail consistently, maybe once or twice a month.
    
    1) What is this FAQ for?
    
    There are a lot of little tidbits in Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis 
    that can be considered secrets or special.  This FAQ will attempt to 
    list all of them and tell you where to get them.  This is an FAQ for 
    perfectionists and hardcore gamers, helping them not miss out on 
    anything.  I guess it's also for beginning gamers too and after getting 
    all the stuff in this FAQ you can start calling yourself a hardcore 
    gamer.
    
    2) What is this FAQ not for?
    
    For the most part I will not tell you how to do anything.  If I say 
    complete a stage than you'll have to figure out how to do that on your 
    own, I'm not going to teach you how to do it, this is not going to be a 
    strategy guide.
    
    3) Why not?
    
    Everybody has different characters and each character has their own 
    class and equipment, more importantly they are all on different levels.  
    I can't give strategy without knowing at least some of those things.  
    If you want me to help, ask at the Gamefaqs message board for this game, 
    I'm there pretty often as are other people that are good with the game.
    
    4) Will reading this FAQ ruin the story for me?
    
    I will talk about the characters that will join you.  If you consider 
    that a spoiler, than you should be careful which FAQs you read, not 
    just this one.  Even the Ending Section does not have real spoilers.  I 
    only list the conditions in acquiring the different endings in the 
    simplest and most general terms.
    
    5) Why don't you cover VS Mode?
    
    I would but I don't have a Link Cable so I've never played VS Mode and 
    I've never exchanged items or characters either.  If I ever come across 
    someone with a Link Cable and this game, I'll probably add a new 
    section to this FAQ.  Don't tell me to buy one, even the Gameboy 
    Advance I play this game on is a loaner.
    
    6) Where's the Special Characters section?
    
    There's already a really good Special Characters FAQ at Gamefaqs.com.  
    I do not intend to regurgitate information that can be easily found 
    elsewhere.
    
    7) Will you at least give me your opinion on Saia and Lobelia?
    
    Saia is a unique class, so keep him; you can always make your own Angel 
    Knights.  But I'd get Lobelia first and turn her into a Snapdragon 
    sword.  Angel Knights make good Snapdragons swords, I'll explain in the 
    Snapdragon section.  If you are determined to keep Lobelia than make 
    sure to fight Saia first, declining Saia's offer to join will net you a 
    Ring of the Dead.  If you fight Saia with Lobelia already in your unit 
    you get nothing.
    
    8) How do I get item _____?
    
    First, check the Table of Contents to see there are no sections written 
    for the item you are looking for (Snapdragons, Ring of the Dead, etc.).  
    If there is than go to that section.
    
    If there's no section dedicated to the item you want, look at the Items 
    Set section to see if its part of an item set.
    
    If it's not part of an item set than look through the Quest Mode prizes, 
    most of the items in the game can be found there.
    
    If you still cannot find it, create a topic at the Gamefaqs.com message 
    board for Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis.  I check that nearly 
    everyday.
    
    The last thing you should do is send me e-mail.  I do not check my e-
    mail consistently, maybe once or twice a month.
    
    9) How do I read the coordinates you use for buried treasure?
    
    All the coordinates I use are found by Terence and can be found in 
    Bearsman6's FAQ.
    
    We will use this Ring of the Dead location as an example:
    (12, 8) 1 Step, Stone Floor
    
    Move your cursor to the bottom most square on the map, if you're 
    holding the Gameboy Advance in front of you, it is the square closest 
    to your body.
    
    From that square push UP 12 times, than push LEFT 8 times.  On the 
    upper right-hand corner of the screen it should say "1 Step".  When you 
    press SELECT, the help box should say Stone Floor.  If it does not say 
    1 Step and Stone Floor than you are at the wrong place and you should 
    try again.
    
    This must be done on the default Type A controller settings.
    
    10) I followed your directions perfectly and still can't get _____.
    
    So far I have only completed Path A, if you're on Path B some things 
    might not be in the same place.  If that's the case please let me know 
    so I can put in the proper warnings in the FAQ.
    
    If you're on Path A and still can't find it than ask for help at the 
    Gamefaqs.com message board for Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis.  I 
    have done all of these things myself, you have to explain to me or 
    somebody else in detail your situation and we will try and figure out 
    what you did differently.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    III.    ELEMENT AND ALIGNMENT
    
    1) How do I change a character's alignment?
    
    Alignment flows in this order: Lawful <> Neutral <> Chaotic.
    To go one step to the left, use a Tome of Discipline.
    To go one step to the right, use an Urn of Chaos.
    Tomes of Discipline and Urns of Chaos are both J Prizes in Quest Mode.  
    Check the Quest Mode section to see how to get them.
    
    The only other way to change alignment is to get the Gibe of Fallen 
    Angel Emblem.  Change into the Cleric or Priest class and than kill 5 
    enemies in a non-training battle.  When a character receives that 
    emblem, their alignment will move one step to the right.  As with all 
    emblems, this can only be obtained once per character.
    
    There are NO other ways to change your alignment besides those listed.
    
    2) How do I change a character's element?
    
    The Mirror of the Gods changes elements.  The character that uses the 
    mirror puts their element on to the target.  The mirror is also a J 
    Prize in Quest Mode so look there if you want to know how to get it.
    
    3) Can you tell me about the elements: Virtue and Bane?
    
    Virtue and Bane are actually combinations of Element and Alignment, 
    you'll notice that there's no Alignment for Virtue or Bane characters.  
    Virtue characters are always Lawful and Bane characters are always 
    Chaotic, there's no Neutral.
     
    Virtue and Bane characters CANNOT copy their element onto another 
    character and CANNOT have another character copy their element onto 
    them.  You can use the mirror but it will miss every time.
    
    It's possible to change a Virtue character to a Bane character and vice 
    versa.  You do it with Tomes of Discipline and Urns of Chaos.  A Tome 
    of Discipline will change a Bane character to Virtue and an Urn of 
    Chaos will change a Virtue character to Bane.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    IV.     SUMMONS AND OTHER SPECIAL SPELLS
    
    1) What are summons?
    
    Summon spells are considered to be the most powerful magic spells in 
    the game.  They have an Area of Effect (AOE) of 13 and they strike 
    multiple times within the AOE.  The higher the characters INT, the more 
    strikes the summon spell will have, each summon can have a maximum of 
    10 strikes.  Who the spell strikes within the AOE is random; like all 
    spells in this game it will hit your own characters if they are inside 
    the AOE.
    
    I suggest targeting only one enemy when using the summon spells, 
    hitting 10 times even for 9 or 10 HP each adds up to about 100 HP worth 
    of damage and that is pretty good in the early parts of the game.  
    Later in the game when your INT is higher you can do much more damage.
    
    2) How many summons are there and where do I get them?
    
    There are 5 summon spells in the game.
    
    --- Salamander ---
    Element: Fire
    Acquire By: Complete Blete (Chapter 2)
    Comments: Its Euphaire's summon spell, you should leave her with it.
    
    --- Fenrir ---
    Element: Water
    Acquire By: Complete Belleza (Chapter 2)
    Comments: After you get Gnome you should probably give this to Deneb or 
    a siren and change that character to the Water element.  But leave 
    Elrik with it in the beginning.
    
    --- Gnome ---
    Element: Earth
    Acquire By: Complete Naja (Chapter 2)
    Comments: Elrik's special skill is Summon Golem, it really doesn't make 
    sense that he's not of the Earth element.  When you get Gnome give it 
    to Elrik and use a Mirror of the Gods on him to get him to the Earth 
    element.  This will make Elrik a much better character.  See the Quest 
    Mode section on how to get Mirror of the Gods.
    
    --- Thunderbird ---
    Element: Wind
    Acquire By: PATH A, Complete Ostorea Castle (Chapter 2)
    Acquire By: PATH B, not sure, Complete Charadrius (Chapter 3)
    Comments: Its Cybil's summon spell, you should leave her with it if 
    you're on Path A.  If you're on Path B you can give it to Deneb or a 
    siren, make sure to change the character to Wind element to increase 
    efficiency.
    
    --- Ignis Fatuus ---
    Element: Virtue
    Acquire By: Complete Ostorea Castle (Chapter 2)
    Comments: Its Rictor's summon spell, you should leave him with it if 
    you're on Path B.  If you're on Path A you can give it to Deneb or a 
    siren.
    
    There is NO Bane summon.
    
    3) How come the hit percentage is so low, how do I increase it?
    
    The hit percentage of summon spells is similar to regular attacks.  
    Summons from the back has the highest percentage and the front has the 
    lowest.  The terrain also makes a big difference.  Before performing a 
    summon try moving around to different terrain, on the side or behind 
    your target(s), the hit percentage will change, sometimes very 
    drastically.
    
    The lower the targets' HP the higher the damage and hit percentage, so 
    before you cast a summon spell you might want to send another unit in 
    and give the target a strike first.  But if you do this you should make 
    sure the guy you sent in is not going to be in the AOE.
    
    4) Are there any other spells that are considered special?
    
    --- Teleport ---
    
    Acquire By: PATH A ONLY, dropped by a Swordmaster in Haena (Chapter 2)
    
    Comments: This spell specific to Path A is probably the best spell in 
    the game, even better than summons if you ask me.  You can teleport a 
    character to anywhere on the map instantly.  Using this spell you can 
    complete most stages very quickly, especially Quest Mode.  Teleport 
    your strongest character behind the leader and most battles can be 
    completed in a couple of turns.
    
    --- Time Flux ---
    
    Acquire By: PATH B ONLY, not sure, should be in Charadrius (Chapter 3)
    
    Comments: This spell specific to Path B is not as good as Teleport but 
    giving a character a second turn is incredibly useful.  It's similar to 
    the Miracle Kiss ability of fairies but spells use MP instead of SP so 
    you can use this much more often.
    
    --- Resurrection ---
     
    Acquire By: Dropped by a Priest in Sotavento (Chapter 2)
    
    Comments:  Some people think this is very important, I think you need 
    it to get Angel Knights.  I don't let my characters die so I have no 
    need for this spell.  I'm also too cheap to use Alters of Resurrections 
    to get the Archangel's Feather Emblem, so I use this to get it.  If 
    your characters die a lot, you'll love this spell.
    
    --- Fiend's Grip ---
    
    Acquire By: Complete Harmonia (Chapter 3)
    
    Comments: The most powerful non-summon area effect spell.  This is a 
    must have spell for your lich.
    
    --- Necromancy ---
    
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 3 Cave Exploration
    
    Comments:  I'm not sure exactly how many turns it takes to get this but 
    by the time you have Quest 3 you will have Atropos and the Notos sword.  
    It can not possibly take you that long to kill the leader when you have 
    both of those.
    
    With Necromancy you can turn regular dragons into Zombie Dragons and 
    humans to Ghost after they die.  That's really no big deal since those 
    classes are both weaker than other classes you can have but this is 
    part of the process in getting the Relix's, Ripple's or Grozz Nuy's 
    Emblems.
    
    Elrik, Euphaire and Liches can use this spell.
    
    --- Reincarnation ---
    
    Acquire By: B Prize in Quest Mode
    
    Comments: This is actually NOT a spell.  It is an expendable item like 
    the Snapdragon scroll.  I'm listing this here because many people 
    confuse this with Necromancy.  After you use Necromancy, you use this 
    item to turn the ghost or zombie dragon back to normal.  Ghosts turn to 
    Soldiers and Zombie Dragons turn to the base elemental dragons.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    V.      SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
    
    1) What is a Special Technique?
    
    A Special Technique is a talent that a character can learn from a 
    scroll.  Basically, it is a skill or magic spell that increases the 
    power of a specific weapon but they do not use SP or MP.
    
    2) Who can use Special Techniques?
    
    Any character that can equip weapons can be taught Special Techniques.
    
    3) How many Special Techniques are there?
    
    There are 3 different Special Techniques and you can only have one copy 
    of each technique (unless you use the character duplication trick).
    
    4) So what's so special about them?
    
    When you strike an enemy with your weapon you may do 50 HP worth of 
    damage.  If you use the special technique to strike the same enemy you 
    may do between 100-200 HP worth of damage.  That's anywhere from 2 
    times to 4 times the regular damage.  Usually it's somewhere in between 
    that but closer to 2 times than 4.
    
    However, the accuracy is the same as attacking normally, if you stand 
    in front of the enemy and you're going to hit for 69% than the special 
    technique will also hit for 69%.
    
    5) That sounds pretty good, so what's the catch?
    
    When characters use one of these special techniques they will lose 1/4 
    of their current HP.  Fortunately, you CANNOT die from this.  Once you 
    get to 3 HP, it will cost 0 HP to use the special technique but than 
    you shouldn't have let your character get to 3 HP in the first place.
    
    6) Can I transfer a technique from one character to another?
    
    No, you can't.  So if you gave it to the wrong character, you're 
    basically screwed.  And that's one of the reasons why this guide is 
    here, to prevent people from getting screwed.
    
    7) So what are the techniques and how you get them?
    
    --- Special Technique 1: ATROPOS ---
    
    Description: Special sword technique (sword/katana/axe) in exchange for 
    HP.
    
    Acquire By: Complete Ostorea Castle [West Gate] (Chapter 2)
    
    Comments: The boss of the stage uses it so you'll get a feel for it 
    before you get it.  I suggest you give it to Alphonse along with the 
    Notos sword that you also get from the boss on this stage, Alphonse's 
    Atropos will probably be your most powerful physical attack throughout 
    the game.  If you have a Snapdragon sword than Alphonse's Atropos will 
    be nearly unstoppable.  If for some strange reason you have been 
    training Alphonse as a magic user than just give it to your most 
    powerful sword user.
    
    DO NOT make a mistake with this technique, as far as I know this is the 
    only time you can get it and you do not want to play Ostorea Castle 
    again because you made a mistake here.
    
    --- Special Technique 2: LACHESIS ---
    
    Description: Special bow technique in exchange for HP.
    
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 4 Batraal Chronology
    
    Comments: The key to bow attacks is range.  Give this to the person 
    that has the highest move in your unit, it goes great with the 
    Enchanted Hunting Wares (see Items Set section for what they are and 
    where to get them).
    
    Hawkmen and Angel Knights are ideal candidates because they can fly and 
    avoid obstacles altogether.  The special characters, Shiven and Orson, 
    depending on which one you have should also be highly considered for 
    this technique.  You want the best combination of strength and mobility.
    
    I suggest you DO NOT give it to a fairy, they can't really afford the 
    HP lost when using this technique and you want someone with decent 
    strength to bring out the full potential of this attack.
    
    This technique only works with regular bows; it does not work with 
    crossbows or bow guns.
    
    If you don't have the right person for it, you CAN decline to learn 
    this technique.  Each time you complete Quest 4, you'll get it again.
    
    --- Special Technique 3: CLOTHO ---
    
    Description: Special sword technique (thrusting sword/spear) in 
    exchange for HP.
    
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 5 Tundra Geology
    
    Comments: I like special characters, so you can give this to Ivanna, 
    Elrik or Lobelia and equip them with your best thrusting sword.  If you 
    don't like them or don't have them, than I suggest giving this to your 
    strongest generic human and turning that person into an Angel Knight.  
    You can also give it to a Dragoon and give him a powerful spear but I 
    prefer the flying ability of Angel Knights.
    
    Strangely, I did not heed my own advice and ended up giving this to my 
    Hawkman who was the strongest of all my characters after Alphonse.
    
    A great thing about this technique is that like a spear it always has a 
    reach of two, even if you are using a thrusting sword.
    
    Like Lachesis, if you don't have the right person for it, you CAN 
    decline to learn this technique.  Each time you complete Quest 5, 
    you'll get it again.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    VI.     QUEST MODE
    
    1) What is a Quest?
    
    When you start the game you'll see the option Quest Mode.  Under that 
    option, there's Quest, VS and Exchange.  Quests are the stages under 
    the Quest option.  There are a total of 5 different Quests in the game.  
    Besides Quest 1, the other 4 Quests have entrance fees.
    
    2) Why should I do these Quests?
    
    When you complete a Quest, you'll be rewarded with money and item(s).  
    Doing Quests is probably the best way to get money in the game and the 
    easiest way to get most of the items.  Some items in the game can only 
    be obtained through Quest mode.
    
    You can set your own conditions on when to complete the Quest.  First 
    you set how many turns you will complete the Quest in, than press right 
    and you can set whether or not you plan to complete the Quest by 
    killing just the enemy leader or killing all the enemies.
    
    Killing the Leader is much easier and much faster; you'll get 1 item 
    for killing the leader.  Killing all will take much longer but you get 
    3 items for killing all the enemies.  I will cover what items you get 
    later.
    
    3) Hey, how come I can't do any Quests?
    
    You have to earn the Quests, play the regular part of the game first.
    
    4) Can characters die in Quest Mode?  Why do they not get experience?
    
    Characters CANNOT die in Quest Mode.  Quest Mode is not for training, 
    it's a place to collect items and make money.  However, you can get 
    many of the emblems here.
    
    5) Can you give me the basic Quest information now?
    
    --- Quest 1: NUMIDA CHRONOLOGY ---
    
    Description: "...once fruitful land swallowed by swamp"
    Acquire By: Complete Formido (Chapter 1)
    Enemy Level: 15
    Stage Type: Swamp
    Cost: 0 GOTH
    
    Leader: Calais
    Sex: Female
    Class: Ninja
    Element: Water
    Ali: N
    Equipment: Yu-giri, Ice Chain, Leather Hat
    Talent: Ice Field, Shuriken Barrage
    
    --- Quest 2: EPIC OF TINEA ---
    
    Description: "...golden place in the highlands...dragons..."
    Acquire By: Complete Aquila (Chapter 1)
    Enemy Level: 20
    Stage Type: Volcano
    Cost: 3000 GOTH
    
    Leader: Khiel
    Sex: Female
    Class: Valkyrie
    Element: Fire
    Ali: N
    Equipment: Earth Javelin, Flame Leather, Plumed Headband, Greasy Boots
    Talent: Firestorm
    
    --- Quest 3: CAVE EXPLORATION ---
    Description: "...streams flowing east deep within a cave..."
    Acquire By: Complete Ostorea Castle (Chapter 2)
    Enemy Level: 25
    Stage Type: Cave
    Cost: 6000 GOTH
    
    Leader: Zweig
    Sex: Male
    Class: Warlock
    Element: Fire
    Ali: N
    Equipment: Balmung, Nathalork Mail, Sacrificial Doll
    Talent: Petrifying Cloud, Ray of Paralysis, Barren Soul
    
    --- Quest 4: BATRAAL CHRONOLOGY ---
    Description: "...a cave untouched and forgotten..."
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 3 Cave Exploration
    Enemy Level: 30
    Stage Type: Cave
    Cost: 15000 GOTH
    
    Leader: Byron
    Sex: Male
    Class: Swordmaster
    Element: Wind
    Ali: L
    Equipment: Notos, Leviathan Mail, Armlet of Agility, Dragon Eyes
    Talent: Ray of Paralysis, Pelting Fury, Swallow's Daze
    
    
    --- Quest 5: TUNDRA GEOLOGY ---
    Description: "...at the bottom of a crevasse, shielded by ice."
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 4 Batraal Chronology
    Enemy Level: 35
    Stage Type: Cave
    Cost: 28000 GOTH
    
    Leader: Dionyde
    Sex: Female
    Class: Priest
    Element: Earth
    Ali: L
    Equipment: Saint's Shield, Southern Cross, Holy Crown, Firecrest
    Talent: Divine Radiance, Heal Plus
    
    6) Hey that doesn't tell me about the items, how do I get what I want?
    
    No, that doesn't.  The prizes that you can get from Quest Mode are 
    divided into 10 classes.  I'll now list the 10 classes and the best 
    conditions in which to get items from each group.  There is NO WAY to 
    pick one specific item from a group.  You'll be given an item from the 
    group randomly so hope that luck is on your side.
    
    The number of turns is the condition that you set before you start.  If 
    you set it to 99 turns you'll get the item for 99 turns even if you 
    finish the stage in 1 turn.
    
    --- CLASS J ITEMS ---
    Ring of Flotation 
    Wisdom Fruit 
    Spirit Fruit 
    Healing Essence 
    Magic Essence 
    Tome of Discipline 
    Urn of Chaos 
    Mirror of the Gods
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 1
    Kill All    26 - 99 turns (2 Class J items, 1 Class I item)
    Kill Leader 26 - 99 turns (1 Class J item)
    
    --- CLASS I ITEMS ---
    Pointy Hat
    Water Garb
    Earth Ring 
    Wind Ring 
    Water Ring 
    Firedrake Ring 
    Seraph's Plume
    Sacrificial Doll 
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 1
    Kill All    19 - 21 turns (2 Class I items, 1 Class H item)
    Kill All    22 - 25 turns (2 Class I items, 1 Class J item)
    Kill Leader 21 - 25 turns (1 Class I item)
    
    --- CLASS H ITEMS ---
    Fire Wand
    Wind Wand
    Fire Garb
    Wind Garb
    Earth Wind Garb 
    Ice Chain 
    Thunder Chain
    Robe of Abyss 
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 1
    Kill All    13 - 15 turns (2 Class H items, 1 Class G item)
    Kill All    16 - 18 turns (2 Class H items, 1 Class I item)
    Kill Leader 10 - 20 turns (1 Class H item)
    
    --- CLASS G ITEMS ---
    Earth Wand
    Hyacinth Fan
    Beast Whip
    Tundra Bow 
    Earth Leather 
    Flame Leather 
    Brigandine
    Leviathan Mail
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 1
    Kill All    1 - 12 turns (2 Class G items, 1 Class H item)
    Kill Leader 8 -  9 turns (1 Class G item)
    
    --- CLASS F ITEMS ---
    Ice Wand 
    Dragon Gem Sword
    Volcaetus
    Flame Bow 
    Sandstorm Bow
    Phoenix Mail
    Peregrine Mail
    Nathalork Mail
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 1
    Kill Leader  1 -  7 turns (1 Class F item)
    
    Complete Quest 2
    Kill All    13 - 18 turns (2 Class F items, 1 Class H item)
    
    --- CLASS E ITEMS ---
    Caldia
    Peridot Sword 
    Needle of Light
    Prox 
    Flame Flail
    Hammer of Tears
    Rapture Rose 
    Glass Pumpkin 
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 2
    Kill All    1 - 12 turns (2 Class E items, 1 Class F item)
    Kill Leader 1 -  7 turns (1 Class E item)
    
    --- CLASS D ITEMS ---
    Earth Dragon Axe 
    Thunder Shield 
    Flame Shield 
    Earth Shield 
    Ice Shield
    Sword Emblem 
    Crown of Intellect 
    Stone of Swiftness 
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 3
    Kill All    16 - 18 turns (2 Class D items, 1 Class E item)
    Kill Leader  8 - 11 turns (1 Class D item)
    
    --- CLASS C ITEMS ---
    Yu-giri
    Yomogi-u 
    Firedrake Sword 
    Grincer Coat
    Pure-White Dress 
    Ring of Flight  
    Warp Shoes
    Warp Ring 
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 3
    Kill All    1 - 12 turns (2 Class C items, 1 Class D item)
    Kill Leader 1 -  7 turns (1 Class C item)
    
    --- CLASS B ITEMS ---
    Dowsing Rod 
    Balmung 
    Sherwood bow
    Holy Crown 
    Freude Helm 
    Sacred Stone of Bliss 
    Cup of Life 
    Reincarnation
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 4
    Kill All    1 - 12 turns (2 Class B items, 1 Class C item)
    Kill Leader 1 -  7 turns (1 Class B item)
     
    --- CLASS A ITEMS ---
    Kerykeion 
    Brionac
    Oracion 
    Saint's Shield 
    Southern Cross
    Sorcerer's Cup
    Angel Fruit 
    Orb 
    
    Acquire By:
    
    Complete Quest 5
    Kill All    1 - 12 turns (2 Class A items, 1 Class B item)
    Kill Leader 1 -  7 turns (1 Class A item)
    
    --- SPECIAL QUEST ITEMS ---
    
    There are some things you only get once when completing Quests.  There 
    may be turn limits for these but I got them all the first time (kill 
    the leader under 10 turns and you're guaranteed to get it).
    
    Necromancy (see Summons and Other Special Spells section)
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 3 
    
    Quest 4: Batraal Chronology
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 3 
    
    Quest 5: Tundra Geology
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 4
    
    Lachesis (see Special Techniques section)
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 4 
    
    Clotho (see Special Techniques section)
    Acquire By: Complete Quest 5
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    VII.    SNAPDRAGON
    
    1) What is a Snapdragon?
    
    A Snapdragon is an expendable item that characters can only use on 
    themselves.  It appears in the form of a magic scroll but is NOT a 
    magic spell.  After using this item the character will DIE and turn 
    into a sword, leaving a treasure bag in the character's place.  I 
    suggest only using Snapdragons in training because there's a chance 
    that the bag may be stolen by the computer if you don't.  From now on, 
    I will refer to this process as being "snapped".
    
    The sword that is created will take on the characteristics of the 
    character that was snapped.  The sword will be named after the 
    character and have the same element as the character.  The only 
    exception to this is when a Mushus or a Vrtra is snapped.  Regardless 
    of element, a Mushus will turn into a virtue sword and a Vrtra will 
    turn into a bane sword.
    
    The PWR of all snapped swords are 85 but each sword will have different 
    stat bonuses.  The stat bonuses are 1/2 the snapped character's STR, 
    1/2 the snapped character's INT, 1/5 the snapped character's AGI.  That 
    means the stronger the character that was snapped, the more powerful 
    the sword will be.
    
    Stat boosting equipment does NOT count and all equipment and spells are 
    removed and returned to the inventory.
    
    Besides the ones that affected stats (Sniper, War God, Centurion, etc.) 
    emblems have no other effect on the snapped sword.
    
    Most people recruit characters for the sole purpose of snapping them 
    later.  This way they can control all of the aspects of the sword 
    including the element and giving the character a name that will sound 
    good as a sword name.  This way they can also control the stats the 
    sword will have, raise a Giant and the snapped sword will have high STR 
    bonus, raise a Siren and have high INT bonus, raise a Fairy and have 
    high AGI bonus, etc.
    
    The class which the character is in when snapped may give the sword a 
    special ability.  I'll get to that later.
    
    2) How many Snapdragons are there and where do I get them?
    
    There are four Snapdragon scrolls.
    
    - Buried treasure at Belleza (Chapter 2) 
      (0, 11) 4 Step Plain (must burn with a fire spell)
    
    - Buried treasure at Sotavento (Chapter 2)
      (12, 0) 6 Step Gravel
    
    - Dropped by a Giant in Harmonia (Chapter 3)
    
    - Dropped by a Vrtra in Rebanada (Chapter 3)
      (This is the second battle at Rebanada after Rimmon is defeated.)
    
    3) Can you list all of the special abilities and how to get them?
    
    --- Unique Character Classes ---
    
    Shaman (Euphaire) - None
    Summoner (Elrik) - None
    Sorceress (Cybil) - None
    High Priest (Rictor) - Prevents Instant Death.
    Lesser Daemon (Saia) - None
    Witch <3(Deneb) - None
    
    --- Human Classes ---
    
    Soldier - None
    Ninja - None
    Archer - None
    Wizard - None
    Cleric - None
    Knight - Prevents FEAR. (I do not know what this does.)
    Swordmaster - Instant Death effect.
    Valkyrie - Support adjacent male allies.
    Dragoon - ATK PWR up VS dragons.
    Siren - None
    Warlock - None
    Witch - None
    Priest - Prevents Instant Death.
    Beast Master - Support adjacent beasts.
    Dragon Tamer - Support adjacent dragons.
    Lich - Support adjacent undead.
    Angel Knight - Support adjacent allies.
    Ghost - None
    
    --- Dragon Classes ---
    
    Thunder Dragon - None
    Earth Dragon - None
    Red Dragon - None
    Blue Dragon - None
    Mushus - None
    Naga - None
    Vrtra - None
    Zombie Dragon - None
    
    --- Other Classes ---
    
    Hawkman - None
    Mermaid - None
    Fairy - Luck increases.
    Gremlin - None
    Gorgon - Prevents petrification
    Giant - None
    Cerberus - None
    Cockatrice - None
    Griffin - None
    Octopus - None
    
    Support Adjacent _____ - the Mental Gauge of characters within 3 
    squares will increase by 1, what kind of character it affects is stated.
    
    5) What do you think are the best ways to use Snapdragons?
    
    - Snap Lobelia, the Angel Knight.  If you read the other parts of this 
    FAQ you'll know that I like special characters.  And since you have to 
    choose between Saia and Lobelia, what better than to make one of them a 
    Snap sword.  Of all the special abilities, I think Angel Knights give 
    you the most useful one, while Saia's lesser daemon class gives you no 
    ability at all.  Of the 6 elements to make snapped swords, Virtue is 
    also the best because most of the enemies you face at the end are Bane.  
    Snapping Lobelia will kill two birds with one stone.
    
    - Snap a Giant.  Giants have the highest STR growth rate of any class.  
    If you want a sword purely for beating on your enemy this is the class 
    you want to snap for a good bonus.  You can make it which ever element 
    you want.  With that kind of power the elemental bonus and penalties 
    won't matter, just find the one that you think looks the best.
    
    - Snap another Angel Knight, you already have a Virtue sword from 
    Lobelia and you have an Elemental sword from the Giant.  Now it's time 
    for a Bane sword.  You can snap a Vrtra, Ghost or Lich for a Bane sword 
    but you don't get any good abilities from them.  Use an Urn of Chaos on 
    your Angel Knight and you'll get a Bane Angel Knight.  Snap that 
    character for a Bane sword with the Support Adjacent Allies ability.
    
    - Snap a Siren, it has the highest INT growth rate of any class.  The 
    most you can get from any equipment in the game is +30 INT (Ripple 
    Staff - only available in VS Mode).  If you snap a Siren with 200 INT, 
    you get a weapon with +100 INT.  You already have 3 powerful weapons 
    for your fighters; let one of your magic users in on the fun.  Give it 
    to a lich or any one of the summoning special characters and they will 
    wreck havoc.  Try to match the Siren's element with the magic user you 
    plan to give it to.  If possible turn the Siren into an Angel Knight 
    right before you snap her so the sword will also get the Support 
    Adjacent Allies ability.
    
    - All in all, I'm advising you to snap 3 Angel Knights and 1 Giant.
    
    - And please, besides Lobelia and Saia, do not snap any special 
    characters.  Snapped swords are very overpowering to begin with, for 
    the extra stats that special characters have it's not worth killing 
    them and taking them out of the story.  Besides Rictor, who is probably 
    the best special character in the game, none of the special classes 
    give the snap sword any bonus and Rictor's bonus is the same as a 
    regular Priest.
    
    - In the same sense, don't snap any liches, they are worth more to you 
    as liches than swords.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    VIII.   RING OF THE DEAD
    
    1) What is a Ring of the Dead?
    
    A Ring of the Dead allows you to turn a human character into the 
    Transmigration Class, Lich.  The human character must have 118 MP, 134 
    INT and C Alignment.  Die in a non-training battle with a ring equipped 
    and the character will return immediately as a Lich.  When counting 
    stats for class changes, equipment is also counted, so if you're only a 
    few INT points short try equipping the character with an INT boosting 
    item.  There's no equipment that temporarily boosts max MP (or HP for 
    that matter).
    
    2) How many Rings are there and where do I get them?
    
    There are three Rings of the Dead.
    
    - Buried treasure in Ostorea Castle [Crypt] (Chapter 2)
      (12, 8) 1 Step, Stone Floor
    
    - Dropped by a Daemon in Harmonia (Chapter 3)
    
    - After defeating Rimmon at Rebanada (Chapter 3), return to Rebanada 
    and fight Saia.  After the battle, tell Saia that you fight for peace 
    (Choice B) and he will give you the ring.  Doing this means you CAN NOT 
    get Saia, you MUST do this before getting Lobelia in Ardea.  If Lobelia 
    is with you when you begin this battle Saia just dies at the end and 
    you can't get Saia or the ring.
    
    3) Who should I use my Rings of the Dead on?
    
    Just like my advice for the Snapdragons, do not use them on Special 
    Characters.  They are already special without being liches.  Use the 
    Rings on generic characters and make them special.
    
    If you don't want to train your own Lich, this is a no-brainer.  Give 
    it to the generic character with the highest INT.
    
    If you do want to train your own Lich raise the character as a Cleric 
    or Wizard than as a Siren, as they have the best INT bonuses.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    IX.     SECRET SHOP
    
    1) Where is the secret shop and how do I access it?
    
    The special shop is located in Scabellum, after acquiring the Special 
    Witch, Deneb, the shop becomes available.  Once it is available it 
    stays that way even if Deneb is no longer in your unit.
    
    2) What do they sell there?
    
    The special shop sells all regular items and the following special 
    items:
    
    Candy Helm - 2200 Goth
    Chocolate Shield - 2200 Goth
    Candy Armor - 2200 Goth
    Fur Coat - 4800 Goth
    Sacrificial Doll - 1200 Goth
    Sacred Stone of Bliss - 6400 Goth
    Firecrest - 32000 Goth
    Orb - 2200 Goth
    
    3) What is a Firecrest? My special shop doesn't sell it.
    
    A Firecrest is the strongest defensive item in the game.  No other item, 
    whether they are shields, armors or accessories can provide the same 
    kind of defense as a Firecrest.
    
    After selling 5 Glass Pumpkins to the secret shop, the shop will have 
    Firecrests for sale for 32,000 Goth each.
    
    Glass Pumpkins can be found in many stages as buried treasure and it is 
    also an E Prize in Quest Mode.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    X.      ITEM SETS
    
    1) What are item sets?
    
    An item set is any combination of four items that produces a special 
    effect when equipped by one character at the same time.
    
    2) So tell me what they are and how to get them.
    
    --- Divine Armaments ---
    
    Item 1: Oracion
    Acquire By: A Prize in Quest Mode.
    
    Item 2: Southern Cross
    Acquire By: A Prize in Quest Mode
    
    Item 3: Saint's Shield
    Acquire By: A Prize in Quest Mode, also dropped by a Duke Knight in 
    Ostorea Castle [West Gate] (Chapter 2)
    
    Item 4: Freude Helm
    Acquire By: B Prize in Quest Mode, also dropped by a Duke Knight in 
    Charadrius (Chapter 3)
    
    Special Effect: Complete immunity to all Bane type attacks.
    
    Comments: A great set to have on a knight (specifically Ivanna), very 
    good in Chapter 3, when the computer has a lot of Bane attacks.  This 
    set is immune to both Bane magic spells and Bane weapons.
    
    --- Enchanted Hunting Wares ---
    
    Item 1: Sherwood Hat
    Acquire By: Dropped by an archer in Solea (Chapter 1) 
    
    Item 2: Forest Boots
    Acquire By: PATH A ONLY, Dropped by an Archer in Haena (Chapter 1)
    
    Item 3: Sherwood Bow
    Acquire By: B Prize in Quest Mode, also equipped on Lubina when she 
    joins you in Graculla (Chapter 2). 
    
    Item 4: Grincer Coat
    Acquire By: C Prize in Quest Mode, also dropped by an archer in Ostorea 
    Castle [West Gate] (Chapter 2)
    
    Special Effect: Increases movement.
    
    Comments: My favorite set, movement is everything in this game and this 
    set gives you more of it.  The Sherwood bow is also one of the 
    strongest bows you can get in the game, so combining this with the 
    Special Technique, Lachesis, is a good idea.  It is strange that this 
    set cannot be acquired normally on PATH B, where you have the special 
    character, Orson, who is an archer.
     
    --- Dragon Set ---
    
    Item 1: Dragon Shield 
    Acquire By: Dropped by the female knight in Ostorea Castle [Throne Room] 
    (Chapter 2)
    
    Item 2: Dragon Helm 
    Acquire By: Dropped by the male knight in Ostorea Castle [Throne Room] 
    (Chapter 2)
    
    Item 3: Dragon Eyes
    Acquire By: Dropped by a Blue Dragon in Solea (Chapter 1)
    
    Item 4: Dragon Armor 
    Acquire By: PATH B ONLY, Don't know yet, sorry.
    
    Special Effect: Character gains a Dragon Breath attack, the type of 
    breath attack depends on the character's element.  The following is 
    UNCONFIRMED but Bane and Virtue characters will get Thunder Breath.  
    The character supposedly also gets the growth rate of a dragon.
    
    Comments: I haven't actually gotten this yet.  So the only thing I can 
    say is with these four items equipped you have no weapons.  The breath 
    attack becomes your primary means of offense.
    
    --- Candy Set ---
    
    Item 1: Candy Helm
    Acquire By: Purchase from the secret shop in Scabellum for 2200 
    
    Item 2: Chocolate Shield
    Acquire By: Purchase from the secret shop in Scabellum for 2200 
    
    Item 3: Candy Armor
    Acquire By: Purchase from the secret shop in Scabellum for 2200 
    
    Item 4: Sugar Cane
    Acquire By: Complete Harmonia (Chapter 3)
    
    Special Effect: Restores 10% of max HP in the beginning of each turn.
    
    Comments: This is the most worthless of all the sets.  If you rely on 
    the 10% to heal, you'll be dead before you know it.  The Sugar Cane can 
    not do any damage; it's one of the weakest weapons in the game.  The 
    only thing this set is good for is to say you got it.  It serves no 
    purpose whatsoever in the game.  
    
    --- Relics of the Wind ---
    
    Item 1: Zephyrus
    Acquire By: Return to Rana during Chapter 2 (maybe Chapter 3 as well)
    
    Item 2: Notos
    Acquire By: Complete Ostorea Castle [West Gate] (Chapter 2)
    
    Item 3: Boreas
    Acquire By: Dropped by a Daemon in Harmonia (Chapter 3)
    
    Item 4: Euros
    Acquire By: PATH B ONLY, not sure, should be in Charadrius (Chapter 3)
    
    Special Effect: None
    
    Comments: The descriptions in the game put them in a set so I'm listing 
    them here.  I'd sure like to know how anyone can equip 4 weapons on one 
    character at the same time and get a special effect out of them.  But 
    these are some of the most powerful weapons in the game so you want to 
    get them.
    
    --- Netherworld Weapons ---
    
    Item 1: Tathlum
    Acquire By: Buried Treasure in Rebanada (15, 2) 9 Step, Ground
    
    Item 2: Brionac
    Acquire By: A Prize in Quest Mode
    
    Item 3: Answerer
    Acquire By: You can only get this in VS mode.
    
    Item 4: Fragarach
    Acquire By: You can only get this in VS mode.
    
    Special Effect: None
    
    Comments: Another set by description only.  You can only get half this 
    set in the regular game.  It sucks that they punish us for not having a 
    Link Cable.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    XI.     ELEANOR
    
    1) Why does Eleanor get a section?  She's not special, she sucks.
    
    Eleanor is the most special character in the game and second most 
    important to the story after Alphonse.  Yes, she is more important than 
    Cybil and Rictor.  Don't argue with me this is my FAQ.
    
    2) Fine, so what class should I make her so that she is useful?
    
    My preferred class for Eleanor is Cleric than Priest because other than 
    Rictor and Ivanna none of the special characters can heal in their 
    default class.  In the later parts of the game you'll need someone to 
    use Heal Plus and Resurrection.  And even though Rictor can do it, he 
    would be more useful to you as an attacker and summoner.
    
    But to realize Eleanor's full potential, the best class to train her in 
    is actually Cleric than Siren.  You want her to get to 170 INT as fast 
    as possible so that she can learn her special technique.
    
    3) She has a special technique?  What is it and how do I get it?
            
    Eleanor's special technique is called "Star Tiara".  It is a Virtue 
    attack that hits all enemies on the screen.  It costs 60 MP to cast and 
    has a PWR of 60, it also has the ability to vanquish undead like 
    Exorcism.  As far as I can tell it has a hit% of 100.
    
    To acquire Star Tiara, Eleanor has to reach 170 INT without the 
    assistance of any equipment.  If she gets to 170 INT while gaining a 
    level she will learn it at that time.  If she gets to 170 INT by using 
    Crowns of Intellect, you'll have to wait until she gains a level or she 
    wins the battle.  This can be a story battle, a random battle or a 
    training battle as long as her team wins.
    
    Like the other special techniques, this also has a catch.  It will not 
    cost HP to cast this spell but once this spell is cast she will forget 
    it.  To get it back again you have to remember it by gaining a level or 
    winning a battle.  
    
    Basically, unless you can level up within a battle you're only allowed 
    to use this spell once per battle.  At the end of the battle, you'll 
    learn it again so you can use it for the next battle.  The 60 PWR of 
    this spell is higher than the 55 PWR of summon spells and Fiend's Grip, 
    combined with its infinite range this is the most powerful multi-attack 
    skill that you can get in the game.  That is why they put such a 
    strange limitation on it.
    
    4) Hey she gives me an item in Chapter 3.  Can you tell me about that?
    
    If you go back to Solea in Chapter 3, you'll see a story scene between 
    Alphonse and Eleanor.  In this scene she'll give you an item.  What you 
    get in this scene is pretty special.  It takes into account how you 
    have been answering questions throughout the game.
    
    PATH A
    
    Choice 1: Chapter 1, Eleanor's wish, after fighting with Karcist. 
    Choice 2: Chapter 1, Bervera asks you why you want the Longiculnis.
    Choice 3: Chapter 3, Eleanor speaks to you at Solea.
    
    Answer:
    A, B, B - Circlet of Wisdom (a unique item, cannot be traded)
    B, B, A - Warp Ring (C Prize in Quest Mode)
    
    You will receive an Orb for all others answers.
    
    PATH B
    
    Choice 1: Chapter 1, a promise you make to Eleanor in Solea.
    Choice 2: Chapter 1, Eleanor's wish, after fighting with Karcist. 
    Choice 3: Chapter 1, Bervera asks you why you want the Longiculnis.
    Choice 4: Chapter 3, Eleanor speaks to you at Solea.
    
    Answer:
    A, A, A, A/B - Circlet of Wisdom (unique item, cannot be traded)
    B, B, A, A/B - Warp Ring (C Prize in Quest Mode)
    
    You will receive an Orb for all others answers.
    
    These answers were provided by Goukei and I have personally gotten the 
    Circlet of Wisdom in Path A.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    XII.    DUPLICATION TRICK
    
    1) What is the character duplication trick?
    
    This trick will allow you to duplicate any character you have.
    
    - Prepare THREE characters. I will call them X, Y, Z. In the organize 
    screen, place them in the last three slots. Characters X and Y will be 
    deleted. Character Z will be duplicated. 
     
    - Kill character Y in a real battle or snap in training. 
     
    - After character Y is dead go to the Organize screen, select Sort than 
    Execute. 
     
    - Exit the Organize screen immediately. 
     
    - Go into training and exit. 
    
    There will now be 2 copies of character Z, characters X and Y will both 
    be gone. Both copies of character Z will have the same equipment and 
    talents. 
    
    If you sort more than once you'll get more than 2 copies of character Z 
    and you'll have more than just characters X and Y deleted.  If you 
    can't tell that is a very bad thing.
    
    You must do the last step so that you can reorder your characters again, 
    at this point both character Zs will have the same unit number and you 
    don't really want to have that.
     
    If character Z has Atropos, Lachesis or Clotho, that will also be 
    duplicated.  This is the only way to have more than one copy of the 
    special techniques.
    
    This trick is not fully tested for errors, especially with more than 
    one Alphonse.  I suggest not doing this for any special characters as 
    that may have adverse effects on the story.
    
    You can also duplicate equipment and spells with this trick, so finish 
    reading this entire section before you begin.
    
    2) How do you duplicate items?
    
    With the character duplication trick you can duplicate anything that 
    can be equipped.  Basically, you can duplicate all weapons, armors and 
    spells.  You CANNOT duplicate expendable items (stat boosters, 
    alignment or element changing items, etc).
    
    Here are the steps for Item Duplication:
    
    - Before Character Duplication, equip Character Z with the equipment 
    and spells you want duplicated. 
    
    - Make sure none of the items and spells you want duplicated are 
    available.  Meaning if you want to duplicate firecrests and already 
    have FOUR firecrests in your inventory, ALL FOUR firecrests must be 
    equipped on somebody.  One should be equipped on Character Z (the 
    character you plan to duplicate) and the other THREE can be equipped on 
    anybody.  If you leave any available this trick will NOT work.  The 
    inventory should read "Firecrests 4/4".  Check this for every item and 
    spell you want duplicated.
    
    - Proceed with Character Duplication.
    
    - After Character Duplication, go immediately to any shop and SELL 
    everything that is equipped on Character Z.  You should first sell 99 
    of the item, than sell 58 plus whatever number you started with.  For 
    the Firecrests example you'll sell 99 Firecrests than sell 62 
    Firecrests (58+4).  At the end you'll be left with 99 Firecrests.
    
    - You have to repeat the previous selling step for each piece of 
    equipment and spell on Character Z.
    
    This may not make perfect sense but you should see what I mean when 
    you're actually at the shop doing it.
    
    The selling process will give you a lot of goth.  If you are in need of 
    goth, this trick will get you a lot of that as well.
    
    Some items cannot be sold at shops and therefore they CANNOT be 
    duplicated for real.
    
    3) What items cannot be duplicated for real?
    
    Any item that cannot be sold at shops CANNOT be duplicated for real. If 
    they are unequipped after duplication, the new copies will be lost and 
    you'll be left with what you started with.
    
    The following items are currently known to have this problem:
    
    All Snapdragon Swords
    Anbicion
    Longicolnis
    Pearl Necklace
    Circlet of Wisdom
    
    Glass Pumpkins can be sold but only at the Secret Shop in Scabellum 
    (see the Secret Shop section).
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    XIII.   ENDING
    
    1) How many endings are there and how do I get them?
    
    There are technically 5 endings.
    
    A - Answer Choice A: "I've no better ideas..." to Cybil after Urodela 
    and have Eleanor in your final party when you defeat the last boss.
    
    B - Answer Choice B: "It doesn't seem right." to Cybil after Urodela 
    and have Eleanor in your final party when you defeat the last boss.
    
    C - Defeat the last boss without Eleanor in your final party or have 
    Eleanor die or be incapacitated in the last battle.
    
    D - Do not attack the last boss with the Longiculnis and die in the 
    final battle.
    
    A+ - This is the same as the A ending with an additional scene at the 
    end.  The following conditions should be met: received A ending in a 
    previous game, complete the game in 25 hours, Alphonse must have 50 
    kills or more.
    
    2) What's the Ending/Anbicion trick?
    
    The game saves automatically after getting one of the endings.  If you 
    acquired ending D, Alphonse will acquire The Cycle of Life Emblem.  If 
    you acquire any of the other endings, Alphonse will acquire Relix's 
    Emblem and the Anbicion, the version with 68 PWR not the version with 
    90 PWR.
    
    It is possible to get those things to save onto a new game by following 
    these directions:
    
    - Load up your save before the Angel's Headstone.
    - Enter Angel's Headstone and complete the following stages: Angel's 
    Headstone, Hall of Corruption, Garden of Memories and Hall of 
    Conviction.
    - Position yourself to get Ending A, B, or C and enter the last area.
    - Attack the last boss until it is one strike away from dying.
    - Suspend the game.
    - Start a new game.
    - Complete Lutra and Scabellum (DO NOT SUSPEND DURING THESE TWO STAGES).
    - Save the game on the world map at Scabellum.
    - Resume the game; you should be fighting the last boss again, perform 
    the finishing strike and watch Ending A, B, or C.  The game will than 
    auto-save.
    - Load the game from Scabellum; you should now have the Anbicion in 
    your inventory and Relix's Emblem for Alphonse.
    
    You must follow these steps exactly.  Do them in one sitting, if you 
    don't and it doesn't work than it's your problem not mine.
    
    If you also want The Cycle of Life Emblem for Alphonse, continue with 
    these directions:
    
    - Load up your save before the Angel's Headstone.
    - Enter Angel's Headstone and complete the following stages: Angel's 
    Headstone, Hall of Corruption, Garden of Memories and Hall of 
    Conviction.
    - Position yourself to get Ending D and enter the last area.
    - Suspend the game.
    - Load the game from Scabellum.
    - Save the game on the world map at Scabellum.
    - Resume the game; you should now die and get Ending D.  The game will 
    than auto-save.
    - Load the game from Scabellum; you should now also have The Cycle of 
    Life Emblem for Alphonse.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    XIV.    LEGAL
    
    This document is only to be found on www.gamefaqs.com.  I will not give 
    permission for any other site to host this document in whole or in part.  
    If you see this document anywhere do not bother to let me know.  I 
    don't actually care but it will tell you something about the person 
    hosting that site.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    XV.     THANKS
    
    Thanks to CJayC for Gamefaqs.com in general and hosting this FAQ in 
    particular.
    
    Thanks to Rashidi for his Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis FAQ and a 
    whole bunch of other stuff.
    
    Thanks to Goukei for his website (ogre-web-book.hoops.ne.jp), 
    specifically the item list and charts for Quest Mode and VS mode and a 
    whole bunch of other stuff from him too.
    
    Thanks to Bearsman6, Mibel83, CLantz and Almasy for their respective 
    Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis FAQs.
    
    Thanks to Terence for the hidden item locations in Bearsman6's FAQ.
    
    Thanks to Swordsman Dias for helping me complete the Snapdragon special 
    abilities list.
    
    Thanks to Invisible for telling me that Forest Boots are only in Path A 
    and Dragon Armor is only in Path B.
    
    Thanks to all the posters at the Gamefaqs message boards for asking 
    most of these questions so many times that I decided to write my 
    answers down.
    
    And finally special thanks to the G-Man for lending me his Gameboy 
    Advance so I can play this game.
    
    If you like you can visit my website the Ogre Battle Encyclopedia at 
    http://ogrebattle.vze.com
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------