Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Atlus/Nintendo Nintendo Gameboy Advance Deneb/Secret Shop FAQ Created By: BlueWizard13 E-mail: BlueWzrd13@aol.com Version 1.5 9/6/02 ======================= ---Table of Contents--- ======================= 1. Version History 2. Introduction to the FAQ 3. Who is Deneb? 4. How do I get Deneb? 5. The Secret Shop a. Introduction b. Items for sale c. The Firecrest d. The Candy Set 6. Deneb Quotes 7. Pumpky Quotes 8. Credits 9. Contact/Copyright Information ======================== ---1. Version History--- ======================== Ver. 1.5 (9/6/02), Added more Deneb and Pumpky Quotes that I missed and fixed a few minor mistakes Ver. 1.4 (8/30/02), Added Deneb Quotes and Pumpky Quotes sections Possible Deneb Quotes coming soon... Ver. 1.3 (8/25/02), Fixed a bunch of mistakes (thanks tetra) Ver. 1.2 (8/24/02), Fixed some small mistakes Ver. 1.1 (8/23/02), Fixed some mistakes, added item prices, added "The Candy Set" section, and added my extra info and opinions on the items in the secret shop Ver. 1.0 (8/22/02), Made the FAQ ================================ ---2. Introduction to the FAQ--- ================================ I made this FAQ to help people with the Deneb and secret shop secret. This is a very helpful part of the game as it will open up a good character and a lot of good items to use. This FAQ will contain no spoilers (I hope) and hopefully be very informative for those of you who do not know about Deneb or the secret shop. ====================== ---3. Who is Deneb?--- ====================== Deneb is a special witch that reappears in many of the Tactics Ogre/Ogre Battle games. In this game, she is a secret character that also opens up a secret shop in which you can buy things that you couldn't anywhere else. Her description is: A Witch and THE Witch Deneb, are totally different, as different as pumpkin and squash! Do you understand how different they are? Don't get confused! Deneb can use summons, has a higher INT gain by about 2 per level, and has the move temptation. This skill is the same as the normal witch's "Fascination" but it tops off at 99% hit rate instead of 49%. (see my Spell FAQ located at Gamefaqs.com for more information on these skills) After a bit of trying, I have come up with her actual stat gain. As said before, it is 2 higher INT per level. HP 5 MP 6 STR 3 INT 6 AGI 6 ============================ ---4. How do I get Deneb?--- ============================ First off, you must go to any shop and Hire a female soldier named Deneb (yes, the capital "D" is important). She can be of any element (yes, both the Japanese version and the American version). Before you actually hire her, make sure she is of the Neutral or Chaotic alignment, if not, go to another store and try again. Now, train her up so that she has at least 38 MP and 35 INT (those are required to become a witch). Finally, get the Vixen's Whisper emblem. To get this, she needs to persuade one male in a battle. The best way to do this is to enter an encounter and see if there are any males in that battle, if so, send out all of your guys (including her) and change her class to be the same as the male character before you start the battle. Get the male character to a low HP, then put Deneb beside him and try persuading him. Once you get it, finish the battle. Now that she has the Vixen's Whisper emblem, you can turn her into a witch. When you turn her into a witch, a little dialogue will come up. She'll say that she'll show some extra skill to being a witch. As said before, she can summon, use extra spells (faith, tranquilize, and cursed existence), has higher stats, and has temptation, so she wasn't lying. Take Note, not that you would want Deneb as anything else, once she is a witch, she can not turn back to any other class. She is stuck at a witch. The only way to change her from it is to kill her in battle, then use necromancy. Now you can use the reincarnation scroll to change her class, then eventually back to a witch if you would like. Just another thing I thought I should add, for those of you with a friend with this game, Deneb is the only special character able to be traded over. Just use the necromancy/reincarnation trick and you can trade her over and you friend can turn her back into her class from there. ======================== ---5. The Secret Shop--- ======================== ---Introduction--- The secret shop is located in Scabellum. To access it, just get Deneb as a witch in your party, and the secret shop is automatically open. When you enter the shop she will be the one that enters instead of Alphonse (unless you don't have her with you anymore). She will talk to the pumpkin head at the counter, better known as Pumpky, and he will sell many different items that are not accessable from anywhere else in the game. ---Items for Sale--- Candy Helm Type: Helm Description: Sweet helm of hardened honey. Not for those on a diet! Physical defense 21, Spell Defense 2, Physical Resistance +7. Price: 2200 This item is part of the candy set (see info below). It is a good piece of armor in the beginning of the game, but you can find much better as you advance. Chocolate Shield Type: Shield Description: One-handed shield made from sugar and cocoa beans. Careful, those of you with a sweet tooth! Physical defense 10, Spell Defense 5, Physical Resistance +15. Price: 2200 This item is part of the candy set (see info below). It is a decent shield, but you would be better off equipping one of the other ones if you have them. Candy Armor Type: Armor Description: Delectable armor made from hardened sugar. Don't be tempted by its sweet pleasures! Physical resistance +10 Price: 2200 This item is part of the candy set (see info below). This is very good armor for early in the game (you can get Deneb and therefore the secret shop by, my earliest, level 4). Fur Coat Type: Armor Description: Expensive coat made from animal pelts. Physical Defense 15, Spell Defense 5, Intelligence +5, Physical Resistance +5. Price: 4800 This is a piece of equipement you might want to give to a magic user. It is very good for defense (earlier in the game) and gives a plus to intelligence. The only down-side is that most people can't spare 4800 goth too early in the game. Sacrificial Doll Type: Accessory Description: Expendable that can be equipped to prevent Instant Death. No stat bonuses Price: 1200 This item is almost useless. It takes up a space in one of those precious 4 spaces of inventory, gives no stat bonus, and all it does for you is prevent against instant death. It might be useful if more than about 3 enemies in the game had the instant death effect and it worked very often at all. Sacred Stone of Bliss Type: Accessory Description: Expendable. Sacred gem that retrieves the wearer's soul upon death (Virtue). Recover full HP. Physical Defense 5. Price: 6400 This item can be useful, but it gets useless toward the end of the game. If you have this equipped and your guy gets killed, it will be removed from your inventory to revive you immediately and bring you back to full health. This is best on a character that dies somewhat often. Firecrest Type: Accessory Description: Red gem confining the soul of the Divine Dragon. A sacred treasure. Physical Defense 90, Spell Defense 15, Physical Resistance +30, Wind Resistance +30, Fire Resistance +30, Earth Resistance +30, Water Resistance +30, Virtue Resistance +30, Bane Resistance +30. Price: 32000 This is one of my favorite items in the game. It is amazing for any character as it will greatly reduce all damage that you may take (mostly physical, but still a lot for spell damage). This is the best defensive item in the game, but also the most expensive. (Hint: try giving a lich just one...) Orb Type: Expendable Description: Expendable. Crystal orb containing the formidable power of the elements. No stat bonuses Price: 2200 This is a useful expendable. Have one guy use it (a guy with high strength is better) and it can do a lot of damage to all enemies on the field. When you have a lot of money, this is not a bad thing to waste it all on (if you have nothing else to do with it). ---The Firecrest--- For some of you, you will be saying, why isn't the firecrest in my shop? It is because you need to sell 5 glass pumpkins in the secret shop. Now, you can get glass pumpkins in several different places. There are 3 Glass Pumpkins available on the map. In case my descriptions are confusing, I also have the coordinates there to be followed from the bottom of the map, to the right, then to the left. Lutra on the very top left side, 3 spaces from the very top corner; next to a small ledge. (13,10) Vespa on the left side of the rock toward the middle right side of the screen. (6,3) Gryllus on the right side of the mini-waterfall in the middle. Halfway between the land and the mini-island. (5,7) There is another that is available through Glycinia. When you get her, she will come with one equipped. Even if you get all of those, you still have one left that you need to get. This can be aquired by doing quest mode 2 and completing "defeat all" in 1-12 turns, or "defeat leader" in 1-7 turns. You may have to do this a few times, you are not guaranteed to get it every time. NOTE: You do not have to sell all of the glass pumpkins at the same time. ---The Candy Set--- The Candy Set is a set made up of 4 items: Candy Helm, Candy Shield, Candy Armor, and the Sugar Cane. The Sugar Cane is acquired when you beat Lethe at Haena (the others can be bought in the shop for 2200 each). When you equip them all to one character, the character will recover 10% of their HP each turn. This may sound quite good, but the set is not that good, and you will have a very low attack. Just because it is part of the candy set, I will also include the Sugar Cane's information here. Sugar Cane Type: Weapon Description: One-handed weapon. Power 16. Sweet candy cane, decorated with red and white food coloring, that tickles the minds and tastebuds of small children. Be careful not to gain too much weight! No Stat Bonuses Kinda useless, by the time you get it, there will be many better weapons out there and you will have no need to equip it, unless you are trying to complete the candy set. ===================== ---6. Deneb Quotes--- ===================== This section includes all of the Deneb's dialogue that she could say at any point in the game. When she changes classes, dismissed, in the secret shop, etc. When you change her to a witch for the first time she says: "Me? Just an ordinary witch? I have a better idea. Why don't I surprise you<3" (<3 is a heart) When you change her to a witch after you had already had a Deneb in the past (hired one, made her deneb, dismissed her, then made a new one) she says: "I'm back. You can count on me<3" When you try to change Deneb's class (you can't actually do it) she says: "Not a witch?! I'd be just a pretty girl<3" When you dismiss her she says: (giggle) "See you later<3" When you dismiss Deneb once you have already lost and remade her she says: "Am I that much of a pain? Well, see ya<3" When dies in battle she says: "What? This shouldn't have happened. I'm sorry<3" When you enter the secret shop with her she says: "Hi! I'm here to shop!" When you buy something she says: "What a buy!<3 Show me more, please!" When you select something to buy, and then say no she says: "Maybe not. Mind if I look around?" When you sell something she says: "What's new, Pumpky? Have you got anything good? Then, I better buy it<3" When you select something to sell, and then say no she says: "Maybe not. How 'bout somethin' else?" When you try to sell something that cannot be sold she says: "Just kiddin'. Can't sell it, can I?" When you try to sell something but have all of it equipped she says: "Well...I guess I'll hang on to it." When you try to sell a Glass Pumpkin she says: "MY items are worth top dollar!<3 How about <2000 per item> Goth for my <amount selling>? If you sell an item before you have sold at least the fifth pumpkin she says: "Thanks, Pumpky!<3 Want more?" When you hire someone she says: "Thanks for finding me someone good!"<3 When you go in to hire someone but at the last minute say "no" she says: "I'll wait 'til later, 'kay Pumpky?" When you try to buy something or hire a character but do not have enough money she says: "Really? I'm short on Goth? Sorry, Pumpky." When you try to hire a character but have a full roster she says: "I guess I just have too many friends."<3 When you exit the Secret Shop she says: "This was fun! I'm sure I'll be back." ====================== ---7. Pumpky Quotes--- ====================== This section includes all of the dialogue that pumpky (the pumpkin head that runs the secret shop) has through the game. These quotes are only accessible after you have gotten the secret shop open, then dismissed Deneb, having Alphonse go in there and making Pumpky do the talking instead of the Deneb. When you enter the secret shop with Alphonse he says: "Hi there! How can I help you?" When you buy something he says: "Thanks a bunch! Anything else?" When you select something to buy, and then say no he says: "Please take a look at our wares." When you sell something he says: "Thanks. Anything else to sell?" When you select something to sell, and then say no he says: "Too bad...Anything else for me?" When you try to sell something that cannot be sold he says: "Sorry, I can't buy that back from you." When you try to sell something but have all of it equipped he says: "Where is it? I don't see anything." When you try to sell a Glass Pumpkin he says: "How kind of you to sell it to me!" "<amount selling> for <2000 per item> Goth?" If you sell an item before you have sold at least the fifth pumpkin he says: "Thanks. Anything else to sell?" If you are selling what will be at least the fifth pumpkin sold then whenever something is sold he says: "I have some special items for sale...My way of saying thanks. Please buy them!" When you hire someone he says: "Excellent! You won't regret it." When you go in to hire someone but at the last minute say "no" he says: "No good...? Oh well..." When you try to buy something or hire a character but do not have enough money he says: "Looks like you're a little low on cash." When you try to hire a character but have a full roster he says: "Too many. Anyone you can let go?" When you exit the Secret Shop he says: "Thanks. Stop by any time." ================ ---8. Credits--- ================ Me for writing the FAQ and getting most of the information in it Terence and DeadS for the coordinates for the 3 glass pumkins Tetra for a bunch of corrections (many quotes that I missed and some other things) and taking the time to point out mistakes to me Atlus and Nintendo for making this awesome game CjayC for posting this up and running this awesome site: gamefaqs.com ====================================== ---9. Contact/Copyright Information--- ====================================== If you see any mistakes, things I may want to add, questions, comments, or compliments for my FAQ, you can e-mail me at BlueWzrd13@aol.com, or you can try to contact me on the gamefaqs.com message boards under the name BlueWizard13. This document is copyright (c) BlueWizard13 2002. You may not use this document in any way without MY permission. If you would like to post this on your website, e-mail me first and give me an address to the website. 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