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    Township FAQ by ROMZ12

    Version: 1.6 | Updated: 02/08/03 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    VER 1.6 (FINAL) - February 9, 2002
    BY ROMZ12
      I.   Revision History
     II.   Introduction
    III.   Frequently Asked Questions (15)
     IV.   Township
           i.  From Ruins to Hideout to town
          ii.  Granny and the Shamans
                ~ Shamans List (6)
                    - Sana
                    - Seso
                    - Spoo
                    - Solo
                    - Seny
                    - Shin
                ~ Soul Union List
                    - Bow
                    - Katt
                    - Rand
                    - Nina
                    - Sten
                    - Jean
                    - Spar
         iii.  The 3 Carpenters from Capitan
                ~ The Carpenters (1/3)
                    - Ordinary Carpenter
                       * Cookbook Recipes
                    - Wooden Carpenter
                       * Playing Othello
                    - Arabian Carpenter
          iv.  In Search for Tenants
                ~ Tenants List (27)
                    - Azusa
                    - Hekkeller
                    - Wooppi
                    - Hanz
                    - Win
                    - Macotti
                    - Kay
                    - Poo
                    - Surfy
                    - Baretta
                    - Daiye
                    - Yozo
                    - Watts
                    - Locker
                    - Leminton
                    - Salvador
                    - MacClean
                    - Sumner
                    - Martin
                    - El
                    - Pechiri
                    - Karashinokofu
                    - Back
                    - Akky
                    - Barose
                    - Garber
                    - Bockden
                ~ Houses for Tenants (6/27)
                    - House1 (1/5)
                    - House2 (1/5)
                    - House3 (1/5)
                    - House4 (1/4)
                    - House5 (1/4)
                    - House6 (1/4)
           v.  The Flying Township
      V.   Tips (18)
     VI.   Spot the Difference : GBA vs SNES (3)
    VII.   Credits and Disclaimers
    Version 1.0 - June 2, 2002
    - I finally started this guide
    - Partially completed some parts of this guide
    - Submitted immediately at www.gamefaqs.com
    - This is my first guide/faq ever!
    Version 1.1 - June 3, 2002
    - Added more tenants in the list
    - Added "Sale" info for business tenants
    - Removed "Sidequest" since I mentioned them all already at FAQ section
    - Made some updates, changes and corrections in some sections
    - Confirmed that you can have more than one Armory shop in your town
    - This guide/faq is 75% complete!
    Version 1.2 - June 4, 2002
    - Added more tenants in the list
    - Added a new section "Houses for Tenants" info for house occupancy
    - Made some major changes and corrections!
    - This guide/faq in nearly 85% complete!
    Version 1.3 - June 5, 2002
    - I have played the game too much now and made some major confirmations
    - Completed "Tenants List" section but the details are still incomplete
    - As usual, made some major updates, changes and corrections
    - Completed "Houses for Tenants" Section
    - Revised "Soul Union List" section in details
    - Yes! It's 90% complete!
    Version 1.4 - June 8, 2002
    - Added "Comment" info on "Tenants List" section
    - Completed some of the tenants info on "Tenants List" section
    - Added all the positions of houses in the "Houses for Tenants" section
    - Added more info on "The Carpenters" section
    - As always, made some major updates, changes and corrections
    - Yeah! 92% completion and counting...
    Version 1.5 - June 23, 2002
    - Classes recently started, updates will be seldom
    - Added a new section "Spot the Difference : GBA VS SNES"
    - Added more cookbook recipes for the cooking carpenter
    - As ever, made some major updates, changes and corrections
    - Fully completed most of the sections in this guide
    - Yay! 95% to perfection!
    Version 1.6 (PART 1) - Octover 21, 2002 (FINAL!)
    - Made some major corrections
    - Updated the "Credits" section
    - I made a message board for my FAQ (see "Disclaimers" section)
    - Added some tips on boombada with the help of others
    - Well, I think there is no more to be added or updated here
    - Finally, 99% COMPLETED!
    - Let's just leave the 1% for future updates and corrections
      (if any) and for some imperfections here coz nothing is perfect!
    Version 1.6 (PART 2) - February 9, 2003
    - Added some contributions in GBA vs SNES section and tips
    - Any more to add my friends?...
          This is the very first guide/faq that I've ever made in my entire
          videogame life. I made this so I can share to those players of
          BOF2 in GBA my knowledge about the game, as well as to share the
          knowledge shared to me by the other people who helped me. This
          guide/faq aims to help players of BOF2 to enjoy all the feature
          of this game, to avoid missing some important things in
          the game, to save more time coz they already know what to do
          just by reading this guide, to solve the questions in their
          minds, to clear things up, to reveal some secrets, to perform all
          subquests, and to avoid being stuck in the game. I don't have
          time to make a walkthrough about this game. Since the game is so
          straight-forward that you can finish it in one day or two without
          consulting any guide, who needs a walkthrough? This game is just
          a revival anyway, the return of the comeback of BOF2 from
          SNES to GBA. This guide/faq concentrates and covers more on the
          things you might miss in the game about Township and other things
          around the game so you can complete it 100 percent, so you can
          fully enjoy the game. This guide also contain some spoilers, so
          consult this guide only if you really need to, so be careful.
          This guide/faq is a result of my hardwork and sleepless nights.
          It's so boring at home during vacation even after the end of your
          summer class. I always want to do something that can help other
          people, as well as making me busy most of the time to beat these
          boring days. I played this game at GBA countless times now just
          to make this guide and list all the details. I started from
          scratch, and compiled them all to make this wonderful guide. Even
          though this game is old and just been revived from SNES to GBA,
          who cares? I exerted enough effort to finish this coz this is the
          first guide/faq that I've made.
    1. Where can I buy BOF2 gamepak?
          As of now, you can buy it at any game stores in your place,
          wherever you are now. The US version of this game is already
          available at the market last month (April 2002). It's just the
          return of the comeback of BOF2 from SNES to GBA like BOF1 last
    2. Is there a difference between BOF2 in SNES and GBA versions?
          Slightly, the experience and money gained at every end of battle
          are doubled at GBA version. The only additional feature I noticed
          included is the link cable item exchange system where 2 players
          can exchange items but it needs a link cable, 2 GBA and 2
          gamepaks of BOF2. The names of menus, items and equipment are
          still shortened, worst than text messaging on celfones. Overall,
          it is still the same as the SNES version.
    3. Could there be another sequel of BOF in GBA?
          Possibly, but definitely BOF3 Playstation version will not come
          out in GBA. Why? How could a CD game of about 400+ MB be stored
          in a very small cartridge that can only store GBA rom data of
          about 64 MB only? Its like comparing Playstation to GBA. Anyway,
          BOF1&2 are fully compatible in GBA in size coz if you have a UFO,
          you can store a SNES cartridge game in a diskette or two. The
          memory is another issue. BOF3 & BOF4 are in Playstation and the
          much awaited BOF5 will be on PS2 soon. Maybe CAPCOM will make
          their own version of BOF sequels for GBA only. It will much be
          better to be like that rather than bringing old games to GBA
          again with no new features added. It's just my opinion anyway...
    4. Which is better, BOF2 or Golden Sun?
          This is the most common question I always hear. In my opinion,
          Golden Sun is better than BOF2 coz of the gameplay and story.
          There are both good in music. In graphics, BOF2 is good coz it is
          in simple 2D while Golden Sun is in smooth 3D in towns/dungeons
          and choppy 3D in world map and battle. Golden Sun is just
          starting to present RPG gaming in 3D in GBA so it is still not
          satisfactory today. Making good 3D games in GBA needs many
          experience,enough time and hard work for game developers
          especially in making RPGs. They must also think of the capacity
          of GBA and its cartridges, there are still many limits here. Look
          at Squaresoft, at first their RPGs have bad graphics and they
          migrated from Nintendo to Sony, now their the number one leader
          and developer of RPG games in 3D! About the gameplay, playing
          Golden Sun is better coz of the battle system and special
          effects, psynergy, djinn summons, class changing, skills, etc.
          are awesome. Golden sun have a deep story to that is so exciting
          but short, and the ending is very suprising coz will not expect
          that it will end here so we have to wait up to next year for its
          sequel. In BOF2, aside from being old, the story is averagely
          simple, the game is very short but good, the gameplay is very
          simple but the graphics is very nice. This game is too short you
          can finish it in one day only or two! I finished Golden Sun in
          weeks! Sorry for being a very bad critic of BOF2 for comparing it
          to Golden Sun. Anyway, I also liked this game anyway 	coz I'm a
          collector of RPGs in GBA and Playstation and soon to PS2! Why
          will I make this guide if I didn't like it? If you'll buy RPG
          for your GBA, buy Golden Sun first, then buy this also and
          compare it by yourself if you like, like I did. Both are great
          games worth buying for!
    5. How can I make Township fly?
          Read the section of my guide below entilted "The Flying
          Township", OK.
    6. How many Shamans are there?
          There are only six of them, representing 6 elements. Refer to the
          section of my guide below entiled "Granny and the Shamans" for
          more info, OK.
    7. Can I still get the Earth Shaman even if I didn't donate 100 coins
       20 times at Namanda Cave before the fall of Evrai?
          That's a very big problem. You can't get the Earth shaman anymore
          even if you donate 100 times or more at Namanda Cave after the
          fall of Evrai. So if I were you, you should follow the advice of
          Rand's mother and the Wise Tree near Namanda Cave. They will only
          say you should donate at Namanda Cave, but they will not tell you
          it should be 20 times or more so be careful...
    8. How can I find Bleu?
          Bleu is a secret character. You can already get her after you
          have Grandpa the Whale as your sea transportation. Go to the
          seashore/beach located south of Highland below the mountains and
          there is a sand patch near the seashore with a circle mark which
          is visible during daytime. Enter it and talk to the 3 ghost
          there. Now go to Hometown and go to the Magic School 2nd floor
          and go to the left room and go talk to the left person at the
          door. That's Bleu! After talking to her, she'll join you. Thanks
          to Nicolas Wee, Ol' whazis name and to Crazy Chameleon for their
          correction on Bleu's gender, that she's a SHE! She is a girl that
          transformed into a Lamia! She's good at both support and attack
          magics and her skill Shed can restore his HP to full and recover
          bad status, and you can get her at level 35. By that time, your
          characters are only at level 20+. She's somehow worthless for
          hunting if your carpenter in not the ordinary. If you go to a
          grass patch in World Map, using her will make all animals into
          bag of charcoals and the Gonghead enemy there disappears.
          Charcoal are worthless if your carpenter is not ordinary, coz you
          can't combine it into other items nor sell it in the game.
    9. Why can't I acquire the Chopchop skill from the Cook from Wildcat
          That is because you didn't went to Wildcat Cafe before Jean asked
          you to get the royal ring from Nimufu while he is prisoned at
          Simafort. You can get this skill anytime you can access Simafort
          region and the Witch Tower. Be prepared coz you will fight the
          cook here which is really strong. It would be ideal to go there
          after you acquired Jean and before you enter Simafort for the
          first time, but first swim to the falls with Jean in frog form so
          Ryu can learn his other dragon skills from the old wise dragon
          man and get some useful items. At the entrance, leave your things
          to the guard and read all the signs and follow all it says and
          choose 'rare' so only 1/4 of your HP will be taken before battle.
          You can defeat the cook easily with these new skill in 2 rounds
          or less. After you defeat him, follow him and talk to the Wildcat
          cook on the right and answer "no" in the first question then
          "yes" to the second. Now choose whose party member you want to
          have that skill and make him or her lead the party before you
          talk to him or come back later here to change party members. If
          you didn't follow the signs, you'll fight the guard whose getting
          stronger as you can get nearer to the cook, and before you could
          face the cook, you're already worn-out or dead. If its your first
          time to visit here as well as to find Nimufu here for the royal
          ring, you'll fight the cook but no skill will be gained even if
          you talked to him at the counter. Once the Witch's party is held
          here, say goodbye to your Chopchop skill. Anyway, give this to
          your party member that inflicts poor hit points to enemies like
          Jean, Nina or Sten. This just cost 0 AP! This skill is very
          useful against enemies who have very high defense that every
          physical attack you inflict to them only cost 1-5 HP, like the
          Chorking in the Island of giants and other Sludges.
    10. What skill can Ray give your party members after the Capitan well
          If you saved all the townspeople in the well, you will be blessed
          with Renew spell. If you killed, left or didn't save even a
          single one out of those townspeople (including those possessed
          ones) in the well after Ray told you so, you'll just get a Cure2
          spell. It's better to give it to Nina since she have a higher AP
          points than the rest of your party members.
    11. Why can't I invite this tenant, even though he or she is on the
        tenants list?
          That is because you already choose someone beside him/her to take
          one of your vacant houses at Township that he/she wants to
          occupy or the house he/she wants to occupy is not yet constructed
          by your carpenter. As for business tenants, you can invite one or
          more tenant for one particular business but it still depends on
          the house they will occupy. You can have two or more Armory shops
          in your town at the same time but choose the one that sells
          useful items or equipments so choose them wisely. Anyway, just
          read " In Search for Tenants " section for more details.
    12. What happens to those tenants you can't invite anymore?
          Some of them just disappears in their location if you looked
          for them. Some of them just give tips about tenants if you
          go talk to them. Some changes script and some are not.
    13. What are those houses in the map with the man saying "I have
        nothing to do with it, so go ahead without me.", the one with two
        men in the Island of Giants, and the one with a cat have to do in
        this game? What are their purpose?
          The cat is a tenant named Akky, but you can only talk to her if
          transformed Katt is on the lead of the party. The two people in
          the Island of Giants are Bo and Karn from BOF1, I don't know why
          they are here in this game, maybe they are meant to surprise
          players who played BOF1. The other one who says nonsense, I still
          don't know!
    14. Does Ryu's skill "Timewarp" useful?
          Of course! There are times that at night when you enter a town,
          the guard will be in the way and he will not let you in and you
          should wait until morning to enter there. Timewarp turns night
          into day and vice versa. There is also instances like some houses
          are locked at night or some townspeople changes script, like the
          man in Windia walking around the Armory shop. At day he says he's
          from Capitan, and at night he says there are 3 carpenter at
          Capitan. Strange, isn't it?
    15. How can I get the "Boombada" spell?
          After Rand's mother is kidnapped, you can go back to Namanda cave
          and go to the room where most skinhead people or warrior trains
          then talk to the skinhead in front of the altar with bells or
          chimes there. He will tell that it is time for the bell ceremony
          but his partner doesn't come back yet so you will replace him.
          You should familiarize the beat and the right timing to when you
          should hit A and B. If you are lucky enough to sound the bells
          and chimes like his partner do, you will get this skill. Anyway,
          this is the hardest quest in this game that I even didn't
          accomplished. Doing this quest will drive you crazy! Boombada is
          a skill that halves the remaining HP of your enemies for 20 AP.
          I don't know if it is effective to bosses, though.
          Here is a tip from Timothy Hick / T'Sain about Boombada:
            In your township FAQ for breath of fire 2 you stated that boombada
            halved the enemies hp for 0ap. I have gained the boombada spell but
            have found that it consumes 20ap and does damage the enemy for half
            their current hp. I also think you would like the button combo for the
            bell chime. (-= his chime and A,B your chime)
            I advise listening to the tune a few times to gain the correct timing.
            I do not know if boombada is affective against bosses but I will find
            out soon. I hope this information is useful.
          Here is a tip from Lars Davidson about Boombada spell:
            Hello my name is Lars and I thought that I could write this to
            you so you can add that in your FAQ on BOF2 for GBA.
            I have finally got the Boombada spell, it took me some time but
            now when I have it I know it was worth it :)
            First of all it does cost AP, 20AP to be correct and it halves
            the HP of ALL enemies. To bad it does not effect any Boss that
            I have tried it on and I think that it can't harm any Boss in
            the game, it should be too easy. Since I have Spar as my favorite
            character in the game and it was him I gave the Spell to. Since
            he has much AP and he is a supporting character in the back
            row. I think he is the best choice in any way, I mean look
            at my thinking:
            Ryu= Dragon Summon
            Nina= Powerful spells anyway
            Bleu= Same as Nina
            Jean= He can us Chop in his shamanized form and he has low AP
            Sten= Low AP and in my game he already got Chopchop wich helps him,
                  plus he has powerful attack magic
            Bow/Rand= They are Healers in the game and should not waste any AP
                  on attack magic
            Katt= She has so low AP that she can only perform it once when she
                  is not shamanized
            That's leaves only Spar left to give it to, and that is not a bad
            choice in my opinion.
            Hope that helps out your FAQ a little :)
          i. From Ruins to Hideout to Town
                At first, this is just a ruin where an old man Niro lives.
                In the story, where Ryu and Bow as Rangers were given a job
                to look for the lost pet of Mina named Suzy, their journey
                led them in this ruins. Eventually, Niro was attacked by
                cockroaches and shouted for help, so Ryu and Bow helped him
                by exterminating the cockroaches. In return, Niro would
                like to share his meal with them as thanks. But the meal
                about to be cooked is actually Suzy the pig. Niro removed
                Suzy's collar before she was placed in a pot of boiling
                water. Bow is curious so he examined the collar from Niro
                and the name "Suzy" is written in it. They immediately
                removed Suzy in the pot. They didn't know Suzy was a pig.
                Ryu and Bow take Suzy home leaving poor Niro in the ruins
                In the part of the story where Bow is wrongly accused of
                stealing Trout's treasure, Bow was forced to hide in a
                Trash can carried by Ryu so he can go out of Hometown and
                hide in the ruins where Niro lives for a while until his
                name is cleared. While Ryu looks for the real thief bat
                girl Patty, Bow helped Niro to rebuild the ruins into a
                nice hideout.
                After some events, Rand followed to the Hideout to help,
                then Ray visited the hideout to bless a new assist skill to
                your characters. You can now change party. Then returning
                to Capitan, Sana the fire shaman invited only Ryu to
                Granny's house as guines pig for experimenting soul
                union/fusion which resulted for awakening the the dragon
                powers (Dragon Poppy) of Ryu and also destroyed Granny's
                house in the process. Granny and Sana demanded that Ryu
                should give them a house to live in and a room for their
                soul union experiment. They occupied the place Bow made
                which should be for him and Ryu. Granny told Ryu to go to
                Capitan and find a carpenter to remodel their house and
                build the soul union room. Then Township is born...
          ii. Granny and the Shamans
                Soul Union/Fusion/Combination or whatever you call it is
                one of the cool features of BOF2 wherein your characters
                can transform to other forms and acquire new skills when
                they are combined with Shamans. You can do this after the
                carpenter build your hideout into a town. Just go to the
                room next to the main building and talk to Granny if you
                want to combine your characters with the Shamans. You will
                notice that when you are asked that if you need explanation
                and you answered "yes", she will ignore it and you will go
                in the fusion window immediately but if you answered "no",
                she will tell the explanation. Strange, isn't it? Let's go
                to the Shamans lists.
                Shamans List
                Here's the shaman list. Each shaman represents an element
                and the stat or attribute they usually increase when they
                are combined with your characters.
                SANA - Fire Shaman, Attack/Offense
                     - This is the first Shaman you will get along with
                       Granny. She's just beside the Inn. Go talk to her
                       and she'll borrow Ryu in the party for a while and
                       take him to Granny for some soul fusion and dragon
                       power awakening.
                     - Definitely, you can't miss her coz you should talk
                       to her at Capitan after you have taken Ray to your
                       hiding place so Ryu can get his first set of dragon
                       skills, get Granny and Sana as your first tenants,
                       get your carpenter and advance through the game. If
                       you don't go talk to her, the man in Capitan
                       standing in the way going to Simafort region will
                       still be there.
                SESO - Water Shaman, Wisdom
                     - You can find her at Witch Tower, she's the only
                       female statue there before you fought Nimufu the
                       witch. After you defeat her, all statue can move now
                       so you can get her then. She's at the floor with
                       moving platforms, left room.
                     - You can miss her but you can still get her if you
                       want anytime after you get Jean the frog prince.
                SPOO - Wind Shaman, Vigor/Agility/Speed
                     - You can find her at Sky tower. She's the one causing
                       the fog in the path going to Farmtown.
                     - Definitely you can't miss her coz she's part of the
                SOLO - Earth Shaman, Defense
                     - To get her, once Rand's mother told you to go to
                       Namanda Cave to worship there and donate, go talk to
                       the wise tree near Namanda Cave if you want.
                       You must have enough money (about 2000c or more)
                       before going to Namanda Cave. If you reached the
                       shrine inside the cave, donate money 20 times.
                       After the fall of Evrai, go back to Farmtown in
                       Rand's House and go to the field her mother cleaned
                       to you and she is there waiting.
                     - You can miss her coz no one tells you that you
                       should donate 20 times at Namanda Cave before the
                       fall of Evrai. Aside from being a very hard-to-get,
                       she's is very costful and very FAT!
                SENY - Holy Shaman, None/Nothing
                     - After the fall of Evrai, go to Bando and enter the
                       underground dungeon again. In the room with the
                       switch and moving door, she's in the first room so
                       don't bother pushing the switch again.
                     - You can miss her if you want and you can return here
                       to get her anytime after the fall of Evrai.
                SHIN - Devil Shaman, AP
                     - After Father Hulk and the villagers bombed the
                       dragon protecting the entrance to Infinity, the
                       doors protected by the dragon's feet can be entered
                       and she's at the left one.
                     - Miss her or get her if you want, you don't know what
                       you're missing here. Anyway, she's the best shaman
                       to be combined with other shamans.
                Soul Union List
                Here is the list of the best fusion for your characters. I
                excluded Ryu and Bleu coz all combinations fails to them.
                Anyway, they are already strong and they don't need
                being combined to shamans anymore. Take good care of your
                characters in the party while they're combined with shamans
                coz if they reached a very low HP or died, the shaman
                combination will be cancelled and worn-out, so be careful.
                There are only six shamans available. A shaman is only used
                and combined one at a time, so you can't combine the same
                shaman to 2 characters at the same time, only one will
                benefit from it. So combine wisely...
                Combining characters with shamans will increase your
                character's stats except for HP, Stamina, Luck, Condition
                and Guts as long as it remains combined. Any successful
                combination of shamans to your characters can result to
                stat boost. The best combination not only results to stat
                boost but also transforms your character into stronger and
                more efficient allies, like the ones below:
                (* = Best combination and stat)
                Combination: Holy and Devil (Seny and Shin)
                Description: He is really heavily armored that almost look
                             like the summon Alexander in Final Fantasy and
                             his left arm is his weapon that looks and
                             fires like a bazooka or something. He is more
                             efficient in hunting coz he can fire
                             projectiles faster than normal Bow. His
                             attack power is greatly increased.
                      Skill: Shot is replaced by Spray, an attack that can
                             inflict huge damages to 1 or more enemies.
                Combination: Fire and Devil  (Sana and Shin)*
                             Water and Devil (Seso and Shin)
                             Wind and Devil  (Spoo and Shin)
                             Devil           (Shin)
                Description: She looks like a daring female warrior with a
                             tail and uses her killer kicks as her attack.
                             She can't use her stick in this form so she
                             can't break stones. Her attack is greatly
                             increased as well as her AP. She's deadly!
                      Skill: Dare is replaced with Charge, a very powerful
                             skill that charges attack at one round in one
                             enemy target then releases a very powerful
                             horsekick attack that can inflict 300+ damage.
                             Imagine how collosal the damage it can make if
                             you cast AtkUp with it? Anyway, this is the
                             strongest physical attack in the game, almost
                             equal to Ryu's special critical hit.
                Combination: Water and Earth (Seso and Solo)*
                             Fire and Earth  (Sana and Solo)
                             Holy and Earth  (Seny and Solo)
                Description: He looks like a hard-shelled armored armadillo
                             or a rhinoceros with a wiggling worm thing
                             from his head. His attacks power is increased,
                             he attacks using his back or shoulder and he
                             is faster than normal Rand, and smaller too.
                             He can't roll in the world map in this form.
                      Skill: Wake is still wake! So wake up! Dead!
                Combination: Wind and Holy   (Spoo and Seny)
                Description: She looks like a beautiful angel wearing a
                             gorgeous gown and she also floats. She attack
                             using her wings and her attack power is
                             increased slightly.
                      Skill: Will is replaced by Banish, a skill that
                             scares enemies to fled from battle.
                Combination: Fire and Wind   (Sana and Spoo)
                Description: He looks like a red-hot flaming wild monkey
                             with big arms and no feet like a Djinni and 
                             wearing a strange outfit. He can't extend his
                             arms to reach small gaps in this form. His
                             attack power is increased.
                      Skill: Rip is replaced by Switch, a skill very useful
                             that lets you switch or choose enemies that
                             you encounter anytime during battle. You can
                             change enemies you encountered from low EXP to
                             high as well as money gained. You can only
                             switch enemies which are present in that area
                             and you can't switch enemies during boss
                Combination: Wind and Holy   (Spoo and Seny)*
                             Water and Holy  (Seso and Seny)
                             Holy            (Seny)
                Description: He looks like a cool tall frog knight holding
                             a huge sword and wearing a knight armor. He
                             can still turn into a frog in world map. His
                             attack power has greatly increased as well as
                             defense. He's so valiant in this form.
                      Skill: Jab is replaced by Chop, a very cool skill
                             that charges one round then next will slice
                             the screen or ground in two that kills all
                             enemies instantly and causes 999 damage but
                             its doesn't work all the time.
               Combination1: Fire and Devil  (Sana and Shin)*
                Description: He looks like a giant flower plant with a body
                             like a snake and a head like a seahorse, or we
                             could say he is a plant dragon or a forest
                             Leviathan. His attack power is increased in
                             this form and he attacks by spinning his body
                             rapidly then he hits the enemy. Can still walk
                             through trees/forests.
                      Skill: Nature is still nature, but its more effective
                             coz mother nature/green is more responsive
               Combination2: Wind and Water  (Spoo and Seso)*
                             Holy and Water  (Seny and Seso)
                             Devil and Water (Shin and Seso)
                             Water           (Seso)
                Description: She looks like a cute mushroom girl that uses
                             her mushroom hat as her attack weapon and
                             her attack power is slightly increased. Can
                             still walk through trees/forests.
                      Skill: Nature is replaced by Spore, its a skill that
                             makes all enemies go to sleep during battle
                             or can backfire to your party if there is a
               Combination3: Earth           (Solo)*
                             Water and Earth (Seso and Solo)
                             Holy and Earth  (Seny and Solo)
                Description: He looks like an tiny onion or a pink rose
                             bud. His attack power is increased and he can
                             still walk through trees/forests. He seems to
                             be stronger and better in this form compared
                             to the rest.
                      Skill: Nature is replaced by Bud, a skill that
                             charges on one round then attacks constantly
                             on assigned enemy target. Strong indeed.
          iii. The 3 Carpenter from Capitan
                The first time you go in Capitan, you must go to the well
                and help Ray rescue the townspeople there. To complete the
                set of Carpenter in Capitan to choose from, you must rescue
                all of the townspeople in the well, including all those who
                are possessed by the creatures attached in their faces. If
                you saved them all, Ray will give you an assist skill to
                any of your characters in Township. If you returned to
                Capitan, go talk to Sana the Fire Shaman. After some
                events, in Township, Granny will ask you to return to
                Capitan to look for a Carpenter. You will notice that
                there are 3 different houses here made by 3 different
                carpenters. If you saved all of the townspeople in the
                well, all 3 carpenters are in their respective houses. If
                you saved 3-4 people, 2 carpenters will be available and
                the arabian carpenter will be absent. But if you killed
                all of the people possessed and only saved a few, the
                carpenter in the ordinary house will only be the carpenter
                available to choose from. The other two will not be in
                their houses coz you didn't saved them. Funny, I didn't
                recognize the faces of this carpenters being there in the
                well nor saving them. In Township, the carpenter will
                reside in the house that looks like a warehouse left of the
                main building and Granny's house. Here's the carpenter
                descriptions in Capitan from leftmost house to right:
                The Carpenters
                Choose the carpenter you like the best. Some claims the
                ordinary carpenter is the best coz it can cook useful
                consumable and stat boosting items. Others claim the wooden
                carpenter coz you can get rare and strong weapons and
                equipment if you play his game.
                Ordinary Carpenter / Cooking Carpenter
                      - This one builds ordinary/regular houses like those
                        typical houses you see in most towns. His house
                        will become a restaurant with no customer but you.
                        He will cook you anything edible in your item
                        inventory. Most of his cooking combinations results
                        in a charcoal or two. There are many combinations
                        that could result to assist, support and stat-
                        boosting items but its very hard to predict and
                        could cause you a lot of money and effort if you
                        are not careful enough. Like cooking 4 charcoals to
                        get a WiseBL. Bleu is useful for charcoal hunting.
                        MacClean, Hanz and Daiye are good source of
                        ingredients in cooking. Below is a list of some of
                        successful cooking combinations. I don't tend to
                        complete this list coz there are a lot of
                        possibilities you could get these items through
                        cooking and it its so tiring and time consuming.
                        Most of them are just contributed.
                        COOKBOOK RECIPES:
                        4 x Charcoal = HelpBL  (recovers 100HP)
                        2 x Tuna + Stamina = WiseBL
                        3 x Cond.Up  = GoldBar (sells at 6000Z)
                        3 x Tuna     = PwrFood (raises Attack)
                        2 x Medicate = PwrFood
                        3 x ShaveIce = PwrFood
                        2 x HelpBL   = Extract (recovers full HP)
                        4 x Unagi    = GutsBL  (raises Guts, no flame)
                        2 x ShaveIce = GutsBL
                        2 x Tuna     = G8Bait (best bait except for Maniro)
                        2 x Dinker   = Biscuit (DefUpX+CureX all, battle)
                        2 x Frizbees = Dinker  (raise Agility)
                        4 x CureAL   = Dinker
                        4 x SprRib   = PanPizza (casts Pwr.Dwn, battle)
                        4 x Minnow   = LuckCndy (raises Luck)
                        ShaveIce + Frizbee = LuckCndy
                        F.Spice + Frizbee  = LuckCndy
                        F.Spice + ShaveIce = LuckCndy
                        Roast + Unagi = Medicate (casts AtkUp, battle)
                        2 x F.Spice   = MisoSoup (raises Wisdom)
                        F.Spice + 2 x Tuna = Stamina (raises Stamina)
                        2 x Sniper + 2 x Tuna = Cond.Up (changes condition
                                                             to Excellent)
                        2 x SprRib + 2 x Porgy = Octopus (casts AtkUp all,
                        F.Spice + ShaveIce + FrizBee + LuckCndy = P.Pourri
                                                     (casts Angel, battle)
                Wooden Carpenter / Othello Carpenter
                      - This one builds simple and old-fashioned houses
                        with 4 wooden poles support touching the ground
                        like their feet. This houses are good against
                        floods, but there's no such thing as floods in this
                        game. Maybe its just the carpenter's taste of
                        style. If your town already have 6 houses, it will
                        have a Gondola that will give you a bucket ride
                        going to HOUSES 4 to 6. This carpenter will have an
                        Othello-like game where you will you use your
                        Tolens to acquire some rare weapons and equipments
                        in his collection, but the game is quite hard but
                        its worth your time and effort. Save first before
                        you play!
                        PLAYING OTHELLO:
                        You need 2 Tolens/Medals to sandwich between at
                        least two of the prices and you need 4 tolens to
                        sandwich and sweep at least all of the 4 prices on
                        the table. You could sandwich the prices
                        harizontally, vertically or diagonally. There are
                        12 slots around the table where your tolens can be
                        randomly placed by your carpenter (Room1) or his
                        wife (Room2) when you go talk to them. Throughout
                        the game you can find 12 Tolens. Be careful and
                        save the game first before playing. If you sandwich
                        2 items with your first 2 tolens placed in the
                        table, save the game then go back to win the other
                        2 prices. If you are not successful, you could
                        always reset the game and start over again until
                        you get the best position for your tolens and make
                        a winning sweep. Claim your prices at the girl in
                        the counter. Here is the list of prices:
                        Room1: Carpenter           Room2: Wife
                        Weapon1 - TigerSD (Rare)   Weapon4 - KingofDR
                        Weapon2 - LopOffWP         Weapon5- ThndrST
                        Weapon3 - IceBW            Armor2  - RainbwRB
                        Armor1  - ShinyHT          Armor3  - GiantSH (rare)
                Arabian Carpenter / Rumors Pub Carpenter
                      - This one builds Arabian houses with no dressers.
                        The interior and exterior style of this house is
                        awesome. His house will turn into a Bar or Pub
                        infested by weird people who know many rumors about
                        your gameplay. This is interesting coz the people
                        here in the Bar or Pub knows how many times you are
                        defeated, how many dressers you checked for items,
                        how long have you been playing, how many medicine
                        you have purchased, how many time you went fishing
                        and hunting, how many enemies you have encountered,
                        how many treasures you have obtained, and one will
                        advice you whose character you must take in your
                        party often like taking Nina frequently rather than
                        Rand. The carpenter/bartender can give you a soda
                        drink for 600Z.
          iv. In Search for Tenants
                Here is the list of the tenants you can invite to occupy
                the houses in your town. Be aware that your town doesn't
                have enough houses to be occupied by all these people so be
                careful. There are also some people whom you must choose
                among the rest to occupy one of your houses, and
                only one of them you must choose. If you choose one of
                them, if you talked to the other one, you can't get him
                anymore. Instead, he'll just give you advice on inviting
                tenants or he'll just disappear in his location. There are
                some tenants that can take you to secret places and can
                reveal hidden features of the game which they offer to you
                as gratitude for letting them occupy your town coz they
                don't have houses. Yes, you have to be charitable in this
                game and give houses to homeless people, but you must also
                be practical. Don't just invite any tenants in your town,
                you should get those useful ones. Nowadays, nothing is
                free, most things have exchange rates. You will notice that
                all tenants have names, so if you talked to anyone in any
                town or any house in the map that shows his or her name in
                the screen, you could invite him or her. You will also know
                if they are tenants if you go talked to them and they talk
                about finding a house or shelter, or having business or
                something. If you already have your town that have some
                vacant houses (3) and you go talk to them again, the word
                they say will become different, and it will include a yes"
                or "no" if you want to invite them or not. Some will only
                be available as tenants if your town is on its 2nd upgrade
                (3+3=6 houses).
                CONFIRMED! You can have a town full of business tenants
                that sell Armories if you want to, but it still depends on
                the house they want to occupy in your town. Just analyze
                the lists below. So if you want a town full of Armories,
                you'll have a variety of weapons and equipment to choose
                from, but not all of them are useful anyway.
                Tenants List
                The tenants listed below are 27 in total, 6/27 in ratio.
                Description: He's a mountain man and a hunter
                   Location: Mt. Fubi, left cave
                    Benefit: He'll show you his secret hunting spot
                    Comment: His secret hunting spot have lots of animals
                             but that Gonghead is always in the way as
                             usual. Alternatively, you could hunt in any
                             grass patch that pops-up in the screen after
                             each battle in the world map even though it is
                             not as abundant as his offer. If you think
                             about it, he's not that very useful.
                Description: He wants to have a weapon shop in your town
                   Location: Hometown, in the house left of your landlord's
                             house, 1st room
                    Benefit: Armory Shop (more on Fire weapons)
                    Comment: At first, his weapons seems very strong. But
                             once you equip it, its only effective against
                             ice/water enemies and it seems to inflict
                             poor damage to other enemies. You can get some
                             of what he sells in Maori Island later in the
                             game. He's useful but not good enough.
                       Sale: FlameSD - 3200Z
                             BurnKN  - 2500Z
                             FireRG  - 2600Z
                             FireBW  - 3600Z
                             HeatST  - 3000Z
                             MagmaAR - 4700Z
                             FlameSH - 3700Z
                Description: She is a fortune teller
                   Location: Hometown Church, upstairs
                    Benefit: If you have a problem with anything, come and
                             see her. She'll tell you your fortune.
                    Comment: She will give some hints about what will
                             happen next in the event you are currently in.
                             The game is not that hard to beat, so who need
                             her anyway.
                Description: He wants to have an item store in your town
                   Location: Hometown, in the house left of your landlord's
                             house, 2nd room
                    Benefit: Item Store (more on accessories)
                    Comment: You can also buy this accesories and items
                             from Maniro if you catch him on certain
                             fishing spots around the World Map, you could
                             also win some from enemies and get it in some
                             dungeon chests in the game. These accesories
                             are not very used in the game anyway, but the
                             items he sells could be useful for cooking.
                       Sale: Charm    - 1000Z
                             IronBR   - 1000Z
                             D.Earing - 1000Z
                             WiseHoop - 1000Z
                             GutsBT   - 1000Z
                             Cond.Up  - 1000Z
                             Medicate -  500Z
                Description: He offers to let you change your window color
                             in exchange of a house
                   Location: Joker Gang Hideout
                    Benefit: You can change your window color in 8 colors
                             to choose from, default window color is
                    Comment: Why do you have to recruit him just to open
                             this option in the game? If you are not
                             satisfied with the color of your window, you
                             should invite him. For me, I'm satisfied with
                             the default color of the window coz it seems
                             better than the rest.
                Description: He pays one coin per month just to live in a
                   Location: Coursair, in the pub's toilet/bathroom
                    Benefit: Nothing!
                    Comment: Don't bother inviting this useless tenant.
                             He's better be left living in his bathroom!
                Description: She would like to open a hospital in your town
                   Location: Coursair Church, upstairs
                    Benefit: She'll give you a vaccine shot that can give
                             you immunity to poison for a while
                    Comment: What! This immunity only lasts in one battle
                             you first fought! This is ridiculous, and so
                             is she! Her offer is so deceiving, but after
                             you invite her, you'll discover she's useless.
                Description: Lucky! It sure is worth it he ask for a house.
                   Location: Coursair Pub, upstairs
                    Benefit: He will sells a moondrop for 1000Z later in
                             the game
                    Comment: Will you invite him for just a moondrop?
                             Anyway, moondrop is very hard-to-find item
                             that recovers HP and bad status.
                Description: She thinks a safekeeping store gives her some
                   Location: In a house northeast of Tagwoods, the path
                             going there have a small gap
                    Benefit: Safekeeping Store
                    Comment: Very useful, indeed. But safekeeping stores
                             are very common in most towns. Invite her if
                             you want, but I think it's not very practical.
                Description: She wishes to have a business
                   Location: Windia Armory Shop
                    Benefit: Armory Shop
                    Comment: She's the best tenant you could get when it
                             comes to Armory. At first, she sells very weak
                             weapons and equipments but as you progress in
                             the game, her armory gets better and better.
                             Invite her as soon as you have a town.
                       Sale: (Changes and upgrades occationally as you
                              progress in the game on certain events)
                             1ST SET:                   2ND SET:
                             LongSD   - 620Z            BurnKN   - 2500Z
                             BronzeST - 940Z            FireRG   - 2600Z
                             WoodenDR - 290Z            QuartrST - 2100Z
                             SuedeAR  - 300Z            BreathAR - 2500Z
                             SaladBwl -  60Z            NationHT - 1800Z
                             SteelAR  - 120Z
                             RistBand -  10Z
                             3RD SET:                   4TH SET: (BEST)
                             ThndrST  - 7800Z           BreakSD  - 16000Z
                             ChuckDR  - 5800Z           DeathBW  - 23000Z
                             PierceRP - 4600Z           KaiserKN - 25000Z
                             EarthAR  - 6100Z           AmberRG  - 11000Z
                             SokletAR - 3600Z           MotherRB - 28000Z
                             GuardSH  - 5300Z           HeroAR   - 25000Z
                                                        ShinyHT  - 16000Z
                                                        HolySH   - 18000Z
                Description: He wants to sell fish!
                   Location: Windia Inn
                    Benefit: Fish Store
                    Comment: Inviting him means you don't have to look for
                             fishing spots to go fishing anymore coz he
                             sells them, but not all. Anyway, you still
                             have to fish for Maniro, some treasure chests,
                             Porgy and Snper. He's very useful for cooking.
                       Sale: Srdine -  60Z
                             Mckrl  -  60Z
                             Bait   -  60Z
                             Unagi  -  60Z
                             Tuna   - 300Z
                             Minnow - 300Z
                Description: He's a Windian who wants to make a dojo and
                             can't speak straight coz he's a bit shy. It
                             will took him a while to open up to you.
                   Location: Windia Castle, upper left portion
                    Benefit: Keep talking to him until he increases the max
                             AP of your lead character up to 16 AP
                    Comment: His offer is very useful for Katt coz she has
                             the lowest AP in your characters & so that she
                             can now use her spells. You should invite him.
                Description: He is an old man at the carnival that gives
                   Location: At the traveling carnival before you get Spar
                    Benefit: He gives you riddles when you talked to him
                             (Ding! ding! ding! That's correct!)
                    Comment: Even though he gives you some tips in the game
                             through riddles, I don't thinks he's useful.
                Description: He's a painter and he loves the smell of paint
                   Location: Capitan, in the house beside the Inn
                    Benefit: He will paint your houses in 4 colors to
                             choose from
                    Comment: If you are not satisfied with the default
                             color of the houses in your town, then you
                             should take him. Still, inviting him is not a
                             very practical choice.
                Description: He's an old travelling salesman and he's
                             starting to get tired
                   Location: Capitan Inn
                    Benefit: Armory Shop
                    Comment: His armory shop is not good enough, and so is
                             he, so don't bother taking him.
                       Sale: KingSD   - 1980Z
                             WonderRP - 1980Z
                             MightyAR - 2980Z
                             DemonSH  -  980Z
                Description: He's a frog saying that nobody appreciates
                             creativity. He was just planning on creating a
                             statue of the princess but he was locked up.
                   Location: Simafort jail cell
                    Benefit: He will make your lead character statues by
                             borrowing him or her for a while as a model
                    Comment: Your town will look nice if you invite him.
                             If you appreciate creativity, then get him.
                Description: He wants to live in a town close to the ocean
                   Location: Seashore west of W.Cape, below the cave where
                             you get whale flute, he's staring at the sea
                    Benefit: He'll show you his secret fishing spot
                    Comment: He's very useful in cooking. His fishing spot
                             is full of Porgy and Snper that cost a lot of
                             money. You should invite him.
                Description: He's in a slump. Doh, doh doh. Dah dah!
                   Location: Tunlan, 3rd stair right house, left room
                    Benefit: Music/Sound Test, 35 in all
                    Comment: If you like BOF2 music that much, then get
                             him. As for me, I'm satisfied of what sound or
                             music I hear while I'm playing the game.
                Description: Who is "that guy" he's talking about anyway?
                   Location: Tunlan Inn
                    Benefit: He wants to help you to defeat "that guy" but
                             you must loan/invest him 3000Z for a plan coz
                             he seem to lost his wallet. He promise to
                             return the money back. Apparently, if you
                             refuse to give him 3000Z, he'll give you
                    Comment: He talks too many nonsense and yet he's not
                             that very useful.
                Description: A Highlander hired as a guard in Tunlan castle
                   Location: Tunlan Castle, he's guarding the treasure room
                    Benefit: He will be a guard for your town
                    Comment: From what? There is no point in the game that
                             your town will be attacked by anything except
                             for tenants. Who needs a guard anyway!
                Description: He is a thief!
                   Location: Thieves Tomb
                    Benefit: He will steal your money in the bank and tells
                             he's innocent then tells you how to retrieve
                             it. This is inconvinience, not benefit!
                    Comment: He's such a liar! He said has given up
                             stealing. He's useless and annoying!
    	      Description: He's an old man who likes to think of all
                             kinds of weapons
                   Location: Guntz, northern house
                    Benefit: Armory Shop
                    Comment: He seems to be useful at first but later in
                             the game he becomes useless.
                       Sale: KingOfDR - 6200Z
                             BirchST  - 5500Z
                             GradeDR  - 5100Z
                             PieceRP  - 4600Z
                             SilverAR - 5800Z
                             SlashGL  - 4100Z
                             WhiteSH  - 4300Z
                Description: He's an old man who claims that there are no
                             one better than him to make armor stronger and
                             he is not senile yet.
                   Location: Guntz Armory, lower right hiding
                    Benefit: He will increase the defense of the lead
                             character who talked to him temporarily by 4.
                    Comment: What! This only last for one battle your first
                             fought again! He is another deceiving tenant
                             whose offer seems useful but pretty useless.
                Description: A cat, yeow! Wah!
                   Location: At the house west of sea of trees, only
                             transformed Katt can talk to her.
                    Benefit: A house infested with cats and kittens!
                    Comment: If you want a pet, go get her. But I think
                             she's very useless.
                Description: He's an old magician of Gandaroof
                   Location: Inside the Memory of Great Wise Tree
                             Gandaroof, Memory Town Inn (North)
                    Benefit: He'll teach you some strong and useful spells
                             if you take him out. If you want to learn the
                             best magic spell he can give, try to meet all
                             his requirements in the best way you can
                             (HP=1 & AP=0 is Missile) and he can only teach
                             four times in any character regardless of
                             repetition. Give it to Spar, Jean, Bow & Rand.
                    Comment: He is one of the best tenants you can have in
                             your town! Get him before you finish
                             Gandaroof's Memory or else you can't get him
                Description: He is a man walking around upstairs of
                             Farmtown Inn
                   Location: Farmtown Inn
                    Benefit: He will increase your attack power temporarily
                             of the lead character who talked to him
                    Comment: What! Another one! Why do this kind of offers
                             don't last more than one battle? This could be
                             useful if you will about to face a boss, but
                             it is still useless!
                Description: He's an old man training at the cave going to
                             Gate region where you first met Barubary
                   Location: At the cave northwest of Gate
                    Benefit: He'll start a Dojo in your town
                    Comment: The Dojo thing is just on his mind. Nothing
                             changes in his house nor any students coming
                             in. He can't even train you, so he's very
                The names with * marks can only be invited if the town is
                upgraded 2nd time. If you talk to your carpenter after the
                first 3 houses in the first (free) upgrade are occupied,
                he'll upgrade the town again and build 3 more houses
                (HOUSES 4 to 6) but he will get 1000Z from you. From there,
                you can now invite tenants with the * in their names above.
                Your town can have a maximum of 6 houses only, and there's
                a strict policy which is "1 house = 1 tenant/person" only.
                There are also instances that other houses will be Armory,
                Safekeeping Store, Item or Fish Store but the houses
                left will be for non-business tenants. There are many
                non-business tenants out there so choose them wisely.
                There are also some kind of pattern in which one tenant out
                of a set of tenants can occupy a certain house in your
                town, that's why some tenants disappears in their location
                or you can't invite them anymore coz you already invited a
                tenant beside them to take that certain house they want to
                occupy, as well as for business tenants, so here's the list
                HOUSES FOR TENANTS
                The arrangement of the houses in your town for tenants look
                likes this:
                             HOUSE1       HOUSE2       HOUSE3
                             HOUSE4       HOUSE5       HOUSE6
                     HOUSE4   HOUSE5          HOUSE6
                                              HOUSE1       HOUSE2   HOUSE3
                                  HOUSE1            HOUSE2
                                  HOUSE4            HOUSE3
                                  HOUSE5            HOUSE6
                The first 3 houses (HOUSES 1 to 3) are the ones you
                first get when you invite your chosen carpenter after
                Granny told you to go to Capitan to look for one. This is
                the first upgrade of your hideout into a town. The 2nd
                3 houses (HOUSES 4 to 6) are the ones you will get after
                the first 3 houses are already occupied by tenants. Just
                talk to your carpenter again at his house in your town to
                get this 2nd upgrade. Now you can invite more tenants,
                including those who you can't invite yet. Your town can
                only have 6 houses for tenants to occupy in any carpenter
                you have.
                Below is the list of tenants who will occupy a certain
                house in your town. Be aware of the strict policy
                "1 house = 1 tenant" only. For example, if you already
                invited one tenant in the list of tenants that can occupy
                HOUSE1, then say goodbye to the others. Choose very wisely
                according to your desired preference, there are a lot of
                HOUSE1               HOUSE2               HOUSE3
                 ~ Watts(NW)          ~ MacClean(SU)*      ~ Azusa(SU)
                 ~ Hekkeller(AR)*     ~ Win(SN)            ~ Macotti(NW)
                 ~ Kay(SN)            ~ Leminton(AR)       ~ Baretta(AR)*
                 ~ Poo(NW)            ~ Pechiri(NW)        ~ Woopi(SU)
                 ~ Back(SN)           ~ Bockden(NW)        ~ Akky(SN)
                HOUSE4               HOUSE5               HOUSE6
                 ~ Karashinokofu(AR)  ~ Hanz(IT)           ~ Surfy(SS)
                 ~ Barose(SU)*        ~ Yozo(SU)*          ~ Daiye(IT)*
                 ~ Garber(SN)         ~ El(NW)             ~ Salvador(SU)
                 ~ Locker(SU)         ~ Martin(SN)         ~ Sumner(SU)
                        AR - Armory
                        IT - Item Store/Fish Store
                        SS - Safekeeping Store
                        SU - Special and useful
                        SN - Special but not very useful
                        NW - Nothing special, worthless
                         * - Best (in my opinion)
                At last! I think the list of tenants are complete! I'll
                complete the details on later updates after some major
                confirmation. Thanks to those who helped me complete it
                (see Credits section).
          v. The Flying Township
                Aside from Mina the flying bird as your means of air
                transportation, you can make your town fly like an airship
                (like Balamb Garden in FF8). Once the doors of Infinity is
                opened, Mina is not usable because of the demons released.
                Warp ability is very limited and only towns you visited can
                benefit from it. This is where the flying Township comes
                To be able to make Township fly, first you must not kill
                the old man which is attached to the machine Boss in Evrai
                which you will confront there while following Habaruku.
                This boss is a three-eyed machine wherein the old man Ganer
                in the center. You must kill first the eye that casts
                Cure3, then the eye that casts Flame, then last the eye
                that casts Freeze. Just leave Ganer unharmed. You most not
                use any attack or magic that can inflict damage in all
                enemies coz it will hurt Ganer as well. If successful,
                before Evrai collapses, Ganer will use his power to
                teleport all of you to Township. Now second, go to Guntz
                and enter the northern house where Karashinokofu lives then
                go to the hidden staircase at the back of the bookshelves,
                you will find in the basement Eichichi, the one that the
                old wise tree near Guntz is talking about. If you tell her
                that you have a machine in Township that is unknown, she
                will go there. Last, Go to the well in Township. The
                machine there looks similar like the one in Highland and in
                Evrai which are both destroyed now. Ganer will voluntarily
                use his human energy to fly township while Eichichi will
                navigate and keep the maintenance of the machine. Now the
                town flies like a flying fortress, despite of its size, it
                flies slow compared to Mina.
                Keeping Ganer alive will not just make your Township fly,
                it will also give a better ending if you beat the game.
                What ending? Just see for yourself! I won't spoil it here.
    V.    TIPS
          1. Follow the number one rule of RPG, talk to everyone in the
             game coz you might learn some useful information from them
             aside from advancing through the game.
          2. Check all the dresser in every houses you see in the game. You
             might find useful items and money there.
          3. Its hard to avoid being defeated in this game, so avoid being
             defeated by saving before any quest and deposit your money at
             safekeeping stores so your deaths will not cause you big
          4. Don't run from a battle if not necessary. Keep on
             encountering/fighting enemies in World Map and Dungeons to
             gain more experience and money.
          5. Useful business tenants offers services like Armory, Item
             Shop, Safekeeping store and Fish store. Always prioritize this
             kinds of tenants.
          6. If you want to choose from all the tenants in the game by
             yourself, you should not invite anyone until you have Grandpa
             the whale and Spar. From there, you can visit all towns and
             houses in the map and choose whoever you want to live in your
             town. Go talk to them all so you will know their offer or
             business and you can still say "yes" or "no" at the end of
             your conversation. But I think you can invite one useful
             tenant like Hekkeller so you can buy useful and strong weapons
             and equipment at his Armory shop earlier in the game.
          7. Get all the shamans and combine them with your characters.
             Your characters will be more efficient to use if you combined
             them with shamans. But be careful coz if your character who is
             combined to a shaman get killed or reached a very low HP, the
             shaman combination will be cancelled and worn-out and you have
             to combine all over again.
          8. Use Bleu frequently so all her useful spells comes out in her
             spells list. Bringing her is like bringing Nina, Spar and Jean
             all at the same time in the party. She is a  Nina-Spar-Jean in
          9. The best party always include RYU and BLEU, the 2 left can be
             RAND, KATT, BOW or STEN. Using shamans combinations with your
             characters will make your party invincible.
          10. Choose the carpenter that builds wooden houses so you can
              have an Othello game in your town and get some cool and rare
              items from playing it.
          11. Go hunting frequently with Bow, so you can have Roast or
              anything else which you can sell for big money or use them as
              items. This is a good source of good income.
              Here is Robert Lakeo's tip on hunting:
                If you hunt with Bow and shoot a bird, you get an egg,
                a very rare item that recovers all HP+AP.
          12. Go fishing frequently using the best Rod you have and avoid
              throwing in far places coz it will just make the rod snapped
              and the bait wasted. Throw it near Ryu so you can have a good
              catch often. If the fishes are far from the shore, attract
              them to go near you by throwing the bait near them and if
              they are about to bite the bait, pull it by pressing A to
              avoid it from biting the bait until he's in a good position,
              then you can catch it. Fish can be used as items in battles
              or can also be sold in stores for money. This is another good
              source of income.
          13. Gold is quite few in this game as bait for fishing. You can
              use it as bait for the Merman merchant Maniro or for treasure
              chests. Only go for the treasure chest if you already have
              CharmRod and push A rapidly if the gold bait reaches the
              treasure chest to avoid losing your precious bait for
              nothing, but you can also use Urchin (Gold and G8Bait bites
              faster) as bait and DluxRod for catching the treasure
              chest. Go for the Merman merchant Maniro if you have enough
              money coz he'll sell you some rare items which is sometimes a
              once-in-a-lifetime offer only. Anyway, you can get gold
              sometimes after defeating those enemies that look like red
              treasure chests in Simaport underground dungeon where you
              fought the gold fly.
          14. Examine the game properly. Don't rush finishing it if its
              your first time to play this game or you will miss many
              things here that will make you start all over again. Be
              patient and try to understand the flow of the story.
          15. Prioritize equipments for defense first rather than attack
              weapons. Strong defense can avoid frequent deaths in your
              party and can save a lot of AP and money. Strong offense can
              kill enemies quickly but the lives of your party will be at
              risk. Equip first those characters in your party with low
              defense like Katt, Sten and Nina.
          16. To save money and space in your item inventory, buy weapons
              and equipments by trade. Trade those which are already
              equipped and you want to replace with better ones, but
              don't sell or trade those rare ones like the ones not
              available in the market. Rare weapons like FlameSD and FireRG
              are useful against enemies with Ice attributes, so keep them
              in your inventory, but you can buy it at Hekkeller. Rare
              and useful equipments like StormRG can cast Thunder and
              MedusaSH can cast AtkUP which can be used by any character
              but not all can equip it. TigerSD which can only be acquired
              when you play Othello with wooden carpenter can cast Cure2
              during battle only.
          17. To get a lot of EXP and money in the game, always wander at
              the Island of Giants just NE of Capitan once you have Grandpa
              the Whale, but you must be strong enough to go there or it
              will be suicide. The enemies there are giants like Gonghead,
              A.Sludge and Chorking(Chopchop kills him instantly) that can
              give huge amount of EXP ans some items like Extract and
              Van.Ext. But be careful, once you face the small ones which
              are the K.Sludges (3 Golden Sludges), be prepared coz they
              are much stronger than any boss you have faced in this game,
              worst than the final boss coz they can cast Death which is
              always 100% effective, but defeating them will award you with
              the biggest EXP and money you can find in the entire game!
              Always use your strongest attack and spells which can damage
              the whole enemy party, like Ryu's dragon skills, Missile,
              Hail, Fireball, BoltX, etc., bring the most useful items you
              have and finish the battle as quickly as you can. This island
              will be a piece of cake if you are around Level 40+ and you
              have strong weapons and equipment in your sleeves (I don't
              know if DreamBR can block Death). Always deposit the money
              you earned there when it is big enough in a Safekeeping Store
              or Bank just in case.
          18. If you want your characters to have the best stats in the
              game, go get the cooking carpenter and let him cook those
              stat-boosting items for you. All you have to do is find
              those ingredients needed for making them, or to make things
              easier, get Daiye and Hanz as your tenants and buy some of
              the ingredients from them. Just refer to the cookbook recipes
              in the carpenter section above for more info.
          19. Here's a hint for easy money: deposit all your money in the
              bank and go to the church in HomeTown. talk to the priest and
              try to make a donation. he will give you 10 Zenny. do this until
              you have 100 Zenny. Deposit and repeat over and over untill you
              have desired amount.
              - Thanks to Lavitz321 from my Message Board
          This section is dedicated for all BOF players and fans who played
          BOF2 both in GBA and SNES versions. If you do, could you spot all
          even the slightest difference of this game in the said two
          consoles or platform and compare them from one another?
          1. The big fish "PileWm" in SNES is called "Porgy" in GBA.
          2. Of course, SNES doesn't have a link cable item EXCHANGE.
          3. Quick Save! You can do it almost anywhere in the game.
             Very useful when you are about to run out of battery
             while playing the game.
             - Thanks to Chris Me for reminding me!
          4. Equip lod and bait(SNES) vs equip rod and bait(GBA).
             - Thanks to ultimate_monkpunk!
          5. In the SNES version, you can't run, but in the GBA version,
             you can.
             - Thanks to Trason Dazell
          6. You can earn more EXP and Gold in GBA version than SNES.
          7. When you are little in the begining, you go talk to your
             sister. She talks about Ryu's and her mom and it shows a
             picture of her. This was NOT in the SNES version.
          8. When you get beat up by the demon in the cave when you are
             little, it shows a picture of Ryu... young and adult.
             This also was not in the SNES.
             - Thanks to Zafersan Kubilay for 6, 7 & 8!
          If you know some, email it to me! Credits await you...
          I would like to thank the following for making this guide/faq of
          mine a success
          (Some credits not included here are already written in other
           sections above after their respective contributions.)
          YOURS TRULY - for making this wonderful guide/faq
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                             their site
          neoseekers.com - for requesting me to post my faq to their site
          CAPCOM - for reviving this game for Gameboy Advance
          Noel Capucao (hallie_j2x) - for his tips and advice
          Nicolas Wee - for his correction about Bleu's gender, for his
                        info about Spar's Mushroom Girl and Onion Shaman
                        combination and for additional tenants and info
                        (Poo, Martin, and Woopi)
          Ol' whazis name - for his correction about Bleu's gender, info
                        about charcoals and his suggestion for categorizing
                        tenants in the houses they can occupy
          Crazy Chameleon - for another correction on Bleu's gender and
                        grammar, correction for Mushroom Girl's Spore
                        skill, and for additional tenants and info
                        (Baretta, Sumner, Locker, Poo, Watts, Daiye,
                        Salvador, Garber, Pechiri, Martin and Yozo)
          Seciden Mencarde - for his correction about GBA cartridges
          Seth Huber - for his suggestion and info about the cooking
                       carpenter, his cookings, and most of the recipes at
                       the cooking carpenter section
          Jeroen Vermeulen - for his info about Bo and Karn from BOF1 in
                       the Island of Giants
          Loogy Head - for his contributions of recipes in the cooking
                       carpenter section
          Draco Knight - for his great recipes and FAQ
          Matt Holmes & Trevin Murakami - for their correction for
                        charcoals = 1 HelpBL, and not 1 WiseBL
          PB8J - for his correction for CAPITAN in GBA and SNES versions
          YOU - for reading this guide/faq of mine and for appreciating it
          Robert Lakeo - for his bird-hunting tip using bow to get an egg
          Timothy Hick - for his boombada tip
          Lars Davidson - also for his boombada tip
          And for those people I forgot to mention, thank you! You know who
          you are and what you have done.
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