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  Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

             -Gameboy Advance-

                Secrets FAQ
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 Written by WareWolf (janipesu@hotmail.com)

 Version 1.1 / 3.12.2003

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  TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 1. HINTS & TIPS
 2. SECRET CHARACTERS
 3. BONUS MAPS
 4. ARTIFACTS
 5. UNIQUE ITEMS
 6. VERSION HISTORY
 7. CREDITS
 8. COPYRIGHT INFO


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  1. HINTS & TIPS
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 OPTIONS
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 1. Turn on Auto Healing & Quick Skill Select in options.
  - Auto Heal will automatically use an herb when you get low on health.
  - Quick Skill Select will change controls so that skills are used by
    holding L and pressing A,B or R. Skills are assigned to buttons in
    skills menu with select button.
    With Quick Skill Select you'll have 3 skills quickly available
    instead of just one.

 2. You can change skill level during your quest.
  - Select skill level from options before loading your game.

 SKILLS & STATS
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 1. Accuracy, one stat to rule them all.
  - It doesn't matter how much damage you do if you can't hit those orcs.
  - I'd recommend spending 3-4 points / level on accuracy.
  - Gandalf is an exception to this because he'll be mostly using magic.

 2. Courage, active players only.
  - You don't need to spend many points here unless you want to use lots
    of active skills. I personally prefer passive skills.
  - Gandalf once again is an exception because he'll be using mainly his
    spells (active skills).

 3. Put at least one point on ranged skill (axe/sword throw, etc.) 
    if your chosen character has one.
  - Ranged skill is useful for killing Crebain and maybe even orc
    drummers.


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  2. SECRET CHARACTERS
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 Smeagol (Gollum): Finish the game with two characters.
 Sam: Sam (and ancient artifacts) can only be unlocked by linking with
      GameCube version of The Return of the King.

 - Secret characters are only available for playing bonus maps and
   multiplayer.
 - You'll get to play as Sam for a while in Frodo's quest.


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  3. BONUS MAPS
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 Helms Deep: Finish the game once.
 Moria: Kill 2000 enemies with one character.
 Fanghorn: Finish the game with all 6 main characters.
 Weathertop: Collect all artifacts.


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  4. ARTIFACTS
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 - You can see your current location at the savegame screen after saving.

 Artifact:                 Can be found with:
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 1. There and Back Again   Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli
 2. Galadriel's Lock       Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf
 3. Saruman's Palantir     Gandalf
 4. Feather of Gwaihir     Gandalf
 5. Simbelmyne             Eowyn
 6. Witch King's Crown     Eowyn
 7. Shelob's Stinger       Frodo
 8. Deagol's skull         Frodo


 1. There and Back Again
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 Character: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli
 Location: Anduin River - Corsair Camp
 How to get it:
 1. Do the locate missing brother quest.
 2. Head towards the beginning of the map with the locked building.
    Rescue man near the building from corsairs.
 3. Go through the now unlocked building.
 4. There and Back Again can be found in one of the barrels near the boy.


 2. Galadriel's Lock
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 Character: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf
 Location: Ithilien - North
 How to get it: 
 1. Find a tree with lots of butterflies in it. Southeast corner of the
    map, near the exit.
 2. Walk towards the tree to drive butterflies away. Then follow them to
    tree in northeast corner of the map.
 3. Galadriel's lock is on the ground near that tree. 


 3. Saruman's Palantir
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 Character: Gandalf
 Location: Isengard - Orthanc
 How to get it: 
 1. It's in the chest in the room where you fight Saruman. 
 2. Take it before you defeat Saruman. After Saruman is defeated game
    skips to next level and you can't go back to get it.


 4. Feather of Gwaihir
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 Character: Gandalf
 Location: Pelennor Fields - Fork
 How to get it:
 1. Take either northwest or northeast exit and go light up one beacon.
 2. Return to Fork map and backtrack all the way to the beginning of the
    map (=southwest corner of the map).
 3. You should see Gwaihir fly away and leave the Feather of Gwaihir to
    the ground.


 5. Simbelmyne
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 Character: Eowyn
 Location: Dunharrow - River Crossing
 How to get it: 
 1. When cross the river camera pans to show you horde of orcs.
 2. Simbelmyne is just below the small pond in the valley with the orcs.


 6. Witch King's Crown
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 Character: Eowyn
 Location: Pelennor Battle - Witch King
 How to get it: It appears next to Theoden after Witch King's death.


 7. Shelob's Stinger
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 Character: Frodo (Sam)
 Location: Cirith Ungol - Ambush
 How to get it: It appears next to Frodo after Shelob's death.
 1. You won't get to fight Shelob immediately after you see it for the
    first time, you'll have to chase it through multiple maps.


 8. Deagol's skull
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 Character: Frodo
 Location: Mt Doom - Slopes of Mt Doom
 How to get it: 
 1. Kill the banner orc on the hill. Don't break the barrel at the bottom
    of the stairs leading to banner orc, it will set the stairs on fire.
 2. From start go right until you find chest and Smeagol.
 3. Deagol's skull is in the chest.


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  5. UNIQUE ITEMS
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 This list is currently very short. =)
 I'll be adding more items when/if I find them.

 AMULETS:
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 Nickohare's foot
  Min. Level: 9
  +13 Defense

 ARMORS:
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 Fomac's Mail
  Min. Level: 9
  +10 Melee Armor
  +8 Missile Armor
  +3 Courage
  +2 Wisdom

 STAVES:
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 Crystal Crook of Jas Mynn
  Min. Level: 9
  3-6 Melee Damage
  +5 Courage
  Fragile
  +5 Wisdom


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  6. VERSION HISTORY
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 Version 0.7
  - First version. Finished the game with Aragorn, Eowyn, Gandalf &
    Frodo. Verified locations of all artifacts. Smeagol, Helms Deep,
    Moria & Weathertop unlocked. Not sure about method of unlocking
    Moria though.

 Version 1.0
  - Finished game with all 6 characters. All bonus maps & Smeagol
    unlocked. Got the real way to unlock Moria thx to zephyrmaster.
  - Two new unique items.

 Version 1.1
  - Added Hints & Tips section.
  - Corrected info about secret characters.


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  7. CREDITS
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 Zephyrmaster
  - For info on how to unlock Weathertop and Fanghorn.
  - And for the correct method for unlocking Moria.

 netQ
  - For rough locations of artifacts that I was missing.

 Sir Renard
  - For informing me that secret characters are also available for
    multiplayer. I'm not able to play multiplayer myself so I missed
    this.

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  7. COPYRIGHT INFO
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 Copyright (c) 2003 by WareWolf.

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