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                         Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
                                   Laws FAQ:

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Table of Contents
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1@. Contact Info
2@. Special Thanks
3@. Explanation of Ranking System
4@. Punishments
5@. Law Cards
6@. Format
7@. List of Laws
8@. Version History
9@. Legal Stuff

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                               1@. Contact Info:
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I welcome any questions, comments, suggestions, or corrections. This faq is not
complete, so if you know of any laws or any other bits of information that are 
missing be sure to send them to me at oipl@adelphia.net. I'll add them in, and 
add you to the special thanks section.

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                                2@. Special Thanks:
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SquareEnix - For bringing FF back to Nintendo
J Dogg - For letting me use his Equipment List faq as a source. Be sure to 
         check it out.
Ben L. - For submitting info on: Dmg. 2 Enemies, Charm, Color Magic,
         Elementals, Wind, Gunmanship, Skills, Techniques, Corner, Target All, 
         and Target Area.
Seph Hexen - For submitting info on color magic.
MysicalMoon - For suggesting a section on Law Ranks.
Smashnuke - For submitting info on: Skills, Techniques, Dmg. 2, Status, Law
         Cards, NoClr Magic, punishments, as well as law conflict.
Yeshaih - For submitting info on: Charge, Spirit Magic, Gunmanship, Dmg2: 
         Animals, Healing, as well as some minor grammar corrections.
M. Karpa - For submitting info on spirit magic.
L. Engelsman - For submitting info on all the weapon laws.
T. Lin - For submitting info on punishments and Copycat.
Omnipota - For helping clear up copycat for everyone.
Dave - For submitting info on Soul.
Reptile Tim - For suggesting the addition of the main character warning to
         "Punishments".
Keir - For confirming status changes.
Jesse M. - For info on Monster run, AP fine, and status change.
Zairlmakai - For info on Monster run.
Steven M. - For confirming status change.
Matt - For confirming status changes.
Nikos S - For confirming status changes.
Angel - For confirming status changes.
NuType51 - For confirming status changes.
MagicalChimpanz - For confirming status changes.
SeanTheHatGuy - For info on Monster Run.
Rob I. - For info on Monster Run.
Everyone who suggested I add a law card explanation.

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                       3@. Explanation of Ranking System:
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I've gotten feedback saying that some people are confused by the ranks of each
law. They're not quite sure what ranks mean. First of all, each law is ranked
from R1 to R6. The penalty for breaking an R6 law is immediate red card. The 
penalty for breaking an R1 law is a yellow card. Now, the difference in ranks
comes in through at the end of the engagement. The higher ranked the law, the 
stiffer penalty you'll have to pay at the end of the engagement. This can be 
anywhere from the confiscation of Gil, Items, or Cards, to the forfeiture of
the rewards that you would have recieved for winning the egagement. I plan on
listing possible penalties for each rank as soon as I can, so keep checking
back.

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                                4@. Punishments
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I'm listing as many punishments as I could find. If you know of one I left out, 
please email me:

Note:*=Unconfirmed

Card Fine - Confiscate Card(s).
EqpItem Fine - Confiscate Equipped Item(s)
Gil Fine - Confiscate Gil.
Item Fine - Confiscate Item(s).
Status Changes - Random stat will be reduced permanantly.
Monster Run - Random monster freed from monster bank.
Volunteer - Forfeit of reward.
Empty Handed - Unequips all units' weapons.*
AP Fine - A mastered ability's AP reduced, will need to be relearned.*

WARNING - If the main character gets a red card, instant game over. Sorry. 
Also if you bring him to prison to get pardoned, you will spend the time in 
the prison. In other words, you won't be able to let him sit there while you
adventure. You get to stick around and watch him stew.
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                                 5@. Law Cards:
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Many people have sent me email asking about how to use law cards and some 
suggested that I explain how in my faq, so, I guess I will. To use law cards, 
obviously, you need to be at a point in the story where they are available to 
you and you can't be fighting in a jagd. During a battle, during one of your 
units' turns, press "B". This puts you into select mode, where you can check 
the stats on units and such. Once here, press "Start". This brings up a menu 
with many options, one of them being "Law Cards". Select law cards and you'll 
be shown the laws that are currently affecting the battle. While here, press 
"A" and you be able to choose from a list of card that you have. Just remember 
that light cards add laws, dark cards remove laws.

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                                  6@. Format:
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Name(Rank): - The Name and (Rank) of the law.

"Game explanation." - How the game describes the law. Basically, what you have
to do before you are either rewarded or penalized.

My explanation. - What I feel is a clearer explanation, based on personal
experimentation.

Recommended: What is recommended when this law is forbidden.

Forbidden: What is forbidden when this law is recommended.

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                               7@. List of Laws:
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Addle (R4):
"Addling"
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using causing "Forgetfulness" to a unit.
Recommended: Stop
Forbidden:

Aim (R2):
"'Aim' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using any of the archer's "Aim" abilities.
i.e. (Boost, Blackout, Burial, etc...)
Recommended: 
Forbidden: Steal

Berserk (R2):
"Driving berserk."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for causing a unit to go berserk.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Confuse

Bind (R2):
"Immobilizing/disabling."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for imobilizing or disabling a unit.
Recommended: Slow
Forbidden:

Blades (R3):
"A blade hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a blade.
(i.e. Sweep Blade, Shadow Blade, Sun Blade, etc...)
Recommended: Rods
Forbidden:

Broadswords:
"A broadsword hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a broadsword.
(i.e. Samson Sword, Falchion, Predator, etc...)
Recommended:
Forbidden: Spears

Call (R3):
"'Call' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using an animist's "Call" ability.
(i.e. Catnip, 100% Wool, Sheep Count, etc...)
Recommended: Sharpshoot
Forbidden:

Charge (R3):
"'Charge' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a Mog Knight's "Charge" ability.
Recommended: Chivalry
Forbidden:

Charm (R3):
"Charming."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for charming an enemy unit.
Recommended: Confuse
Forbidden:

Chivalry:
"'Chivalry' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a paladin's "Chivalry" ability.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Charge

Color Magic (R5):
"White, black, red, or blue magic."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using any magic that's associated with a 
color.
Recommended: Missle
Forbidden: Fight

Confuse (R1):
"Confusing."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for confusing a unit.
Recommended: Berserk
Forbidden: Charm

Control (R2):
"'Control' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a beastmaster's "Control" ability on a 
monster.
Recommended: Morph
Forbidden: Morph

Copycat (R6):
"Mimicking action of previous unit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing the same action as the preceding 
unit. If the preceding unit waited, or moved and waited, than no action is
considered performed.
Recommended: Ganging Up
Forbidden:

Corner (R5):
"'Corner' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using an assassin's "Corner" ability.
(i.e. Last Breath, Nightmare, Rockseal, etc...)
Recommended: Target Area/Prayer
Forbidden: 

Dark:
"Dark actions/A-abilities, Dark weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing dark actions or A-abilities. This 
does not include using dark weapons.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Holy

Defend (R3):
"'Defend' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a defender's "Defend" ability.
Recommended: Hunt
Forbidden: Hunt

Dmg2: Animal  (R6):
"Offensive actions against a monster."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for offensive actions against enemies.
Recommended: Status
Forbidden:

Elementals (R5):
"'Spirit Magic' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a Elementalist's "Spirit Magic" ability.
Recommended: Time Magic
Forbidden: Frog/Time Magic

Fight (R2):
"A successful 'Attack.' Abilities are not penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using the "Fight" command.
Recommended: Color Magic
Forbidden:

Fire (R1):
"Fire actions/A-abilities, Fire weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing fire actions or A-abilities. This 
does not include using fire weapons.
Recommended:
Forbidden:

Frog (R4): 
"Frogshaping."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for changing a unit into a frog.
Recommended: Elementals/Petrify
Forbidden: Frog

Ganging Up (R3): 
"Using a combo, Only the initiating unit is rewarded/penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing a combo. Only the unit that begins 
the combo is rewarded or punished.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Copycat

Greatswords (R2):
"A greatsword hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a greatsword.
Recommended: Rapiers
Forbidden: Rapiers

Gunmanship (R4):
"'Gunmanship' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a gunner's "Gunmanship" ability.
(i.e. Iceshot, Confushot, Silenshot, etc...)
Recommended: Summon
Forbidden:

Haste (R6):
"Imbuing with 'haste.'"
You'll be rewarded/penalized for causing haste to a unit.
Recommended: Slow
Fobidden:

Healing (R6):
"A-abilities that heal HP."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for restoring a unit's HP.
Recommended: Status
Forbidden:

Holy (R5): 
"Holy actions/A-abilities, Holy Weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing holy actions or A-abilities. This 
does not include using holy weapons.
Recommended: Dark
Forbidden:

Hunt (R5): 
"'Hunt' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a hunter's "Hunt" ability.
Recommended: Defend
Forbidden: Defend

Ice (R1):
"Ice actions/A-abilities, Ice weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing ice actions or A-abilities. This 
does not include using ice weapons.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Ice

Instruments (R3):
"An instrument hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with an instrument.
Recommended: Knightswords
Forbidden:

Items (R2):
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You'll be rewarded/penalized for using the "Item" command.
Recommended: Dark
Forbidden:

Katanas (R4):
"A katana hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any katanas.
Recommended: Maces
Forbidden:

Knives (R1):
"A knife hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any knives.
(i.e. Jack knife, Kris knife, Khukuri, etc...)
Recommended: Sabers
Forbidden: Sabers

Knightswords (R5):
"A knightsword hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with knightswords.
(i.e. Defender, Apocalypse, Lionheart, etc...)
Recommended: Instruments
Forbidden:

Knuckles (R4):
"A knuckles hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any knuckle 
weapon.
Recommended: Soul
Forbidden:

Lightning (R1):
"Lightning actions/A-abilities. Lightning weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing lightning actions or A-abilities. 
this does not include using lightning weapons.
Recommended: Wind
Forbidden: Wind

Maces:
"A mace hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any mace weapon.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Katanas

Missle (R2):
"A Bow/greatbow/gun hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any projectile 
weapon.
Recommended: Swords
Forbidden: Color Magic

Morph (R5):
"'Morph' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a morpher's "Morph" ability.
Recommmended: Control
Forbidden: Control

Petrify (R5):
"Petrifying"
You'll be rewarded/penalized for petrifying a unit.
Recommended: Frog
Forbidden: Frog

Poison (R1):
"Poisoning"
You'll be rewarded/penalized for poisoning a unit.
Recommended: Bind
Forbidden: Protect/Slow

Prayer:
"'Prayer' A-abilites."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a white monk's "Prayer" A-abilities.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Corner

Protect (R1):
"Imbuing with 'Protect'"
You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting "Protect" on a unit.
Recommended: Poison
Forbidden:

Rapiers (R2):
"A rapier hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a rapier.
Recommended: Greatswords
Forbidden: Greatswords

Rods:
"A rod hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a rod.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Blades

Sabers (R5):
"A saber hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a rod.
Recommended: Knives
Forbidden: Knives

Sharpshoot:
"'Sharpshoot' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a sniper's "Sharpshoot" ability.
Recommended: Call
Forbidden: Call

Shell (R1):
"Imbuing with shell."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting shell on a unit.
Recommended:
Forbidden:

Silence (R1):
"Silencing."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting silence on any unit.
Recommended: Addle
Forbidden:

Skills (R6):
"'Skill' A-abilities. (ex: 'Ninja Skill')"
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using skills.
(i.e. Ninja Skill, Sagacity Skill, etc...)
Recommended: Techniques
Forbidden: Techniques

Slow (R3):
"Slowing a unit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting slow on a unit.
Recommended: Poison
Forbidden: Bind/Haste

Soul (R5):
"A soul hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a soul weapon.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Knuckles

Spears (R3):
"A spear hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a spear.
Recommended: Broadswords
Forbidden:

Status (R6):
"Causing status ailment."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for causing status ailments to a unit.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Healing

Steal (R3):
"'Steal' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a thief's "Steal" ability.
Recommended: Aim
Forbidden:

Stop (R5):
"Stopping a unit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting stop on any unit.
Recommended: Silence
Forbidden:

Summon:
"'Summon' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a summoner's "Summon" ability.
Recommended:
Forbidden: Gunmanship

Swords (R1):
"A swords hit."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a sword.
Recommended: Staves
Forbidden: Missle

Target All (R5):
"A-abilities affecting the entire field."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using attacks that take up the whole screen.
(i.e. Totema, Illusionist skills, etc...)
Recommended: Target Area
Forbidden: Target Area

Target Area (R4):
"A-abilities with area effect of 2+ panels."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using attacks that take up 2+ squares.
(i.e. Most magic, Breaths, etc...)
Recommended: Target All
Forbidden: Target All/Corner

Techniques (R6):
"'Tech' A-abilities. (ex: 'Combat Tech')"
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using techniques.
(i.e. Dragon Tech, Monk Tech, Fighter Tech, etc...)
Recommended: Skills
Forbidden: Skills

Time Magic (R4):
"'Time Magic' A-abilities."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a time mage's "Time Magic" ability.
Recommended: Elementals
Forbidden:

Wind (R4):
"Wind actions/A-abilities. Wind weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing wind actions of A-abilities. This
does not include wind weapons.
(i.e. Aero, Air Render, etc...)
Recommended: Lightning
Forbidden: Lightning

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                              8@. Version History:
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Version 0.75 (9/16/03)
 -This is the first draft.
 -Setup basic layout and listed as much information as I could find.
Version 0.80 (9/18/03)
 -Added Wind, Gunmanship, Skills, Techniques, Corner, Target All, Target Area,
  Charm, Dmg. 2 Enemies.
 -Added "Explanation of Ranking System" section
 -Corrected a few spelling errors.
 -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
Version .85 (9/24/03)
 -Added "Punishments" section.
 -Made submitted corrections.
 -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
Version .90 (10/21/03)
 -Added many new laws.
 -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
Version .95 (11/3/03)
 -Added Law Cards.
 -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
Version .98 (1/27/04)
 -Yeah, yeah. It's been a while.
 -Added several new laws.
 -Updated "Punishments" section with some new and confirmed punishments.
 -Revamped look of FAQ from traditional style. Personally, I feel Version 
  histories and legal stuff are boring. Besides, special thanks are to people 
  who really helped me out.
 -Also made searching FAQ easier with @.

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                                9@. Legal Stuff:
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This file is Copyright (c)2003 Steve Ross. All rights reserved. This file may
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