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    Ricard, the Dragoon.
    
    
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                    Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls
                       Soul of Rebirth FAQ & Guide
                                  V 1.3
                ============================================
    
    By: typhlosion5555
    Copyright 2004-2005 Jorge Gomez
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
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    violation of copyright.
    
    This guide may ONLY be posted at:
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                ---Be warned as this guide contains SPOILERS.---
    
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    Table of Contents:
    I. Introduction
    II. Soul of Rebirth
        1. Opening
        2. Party Members
           -Minwu
           -Scott
           -Josef
           -Ricard
        3. General Boss Strategies
        4. Guide 
           A) The Unknown Cave
           B) Machanon
           C) The Unknown Palace
           D) Chamber of the Seal
    III. FAQ
    IV. Soul of Rebirth Bestiary
        1. Regular Enemies
        2. Guardians / Regular Enemies
        3. Bosses
    V. Credits
    VI. Version History 
    VII. Contact
    
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    | I. I N T R O D U C T I O N                 |
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    Hey everyone! This is a Soul of Rebirth FAQ for FF: DoS, I hope you enjoy it.
    I created this FAQ because I've seen a lot of posts in the Message Board
    asking for help because this is one of the hardest dungeons in
    FF2.
    
    Also, please remember that in order to unlock Soul of Rebirth, you MUST
    have cleared Final Fantasy 2 and save your Clear Data once the game prompts
    you to do it.
    
    If you have any comments or want to contribute, please check the Contact
    section.
    
    V 1.1 Update: I never expected so many comments, thanks everyone!
    
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    | II. S O U L   O F   R E B I R T H          |
     --------------------------------------------
    
    This is it, one of the most enjoyable dungeons in a Final Fantasy game ever.
    Why do you ask? Well, first of all, it really supports the plot of FF2 by
    adding certain conversations with party members. Second, you can fight with
    enemies from other Final Fantasy games (Cait Sith, Catobleplas, Steel Giant,
    etc.) and finally, who doesn't enjoy challenges?
    
    With that said, let's begin the journey! (Whoa, first cheesy comment)
    
    ============================================
                  1. Opening
    ============================================
    
    The game begins with Minwu's final words, telling Firion and company to
    take the ultimate magic, Ultima, as it was his destiny. He then wakes up
    in the Jade Passage. He hears a voice; strangely, he finds someone who looks
    just like Admiral Gordon, surrounded by 3 Black Knights.
    
    Minwu helps the young man and the adventure begins...
    
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                  2. Party Members
    ============================================
    
    There are four party members in Soul of Rebirth.
    
    1. Minwu
    Right-Handed
    Title: The White Wizard of Fynn
    Stats at the beginning of SoR: Same as when he left your party
    in the main game.
    Equipment: Same as when he left your party in the main game.
    Weapon Levels: Same as when he left your party in the main game.
    Magic Levels: Same as when he left your party in the main game.
    Description: White tunic, red cape, looks like an arabian noble.
    
    
    2. Scott
    Left-Handed
    Title: The Prince of Kashuan
    Joins party: At the beginning.
    Stats at the beginning of SoR: 700 HP 
                                   100 MP
    Equipment: Mythril Shield, Mythril Sword, Mythril Armor, Mythril Gloves
    Mythril Helm.
    Weapon Levels: Hand to Hand: 2
                   Dagger: 2
                   Sword: 8
                   Staff: 2
                   Axe: 2
                   Spear: 2
                   Bow: 2
                   Shield: 7
    Magic Levels: Fire: 4
                  Thunder: 4
                  Blizzard: 4
                  Cure: 4
                  Life: 1
    Description: Green cape, long blond hair, looks like his brother Gordon.
    
    3. Josef
    Right-Handed
    Title: The Rebel
    Joins party: B2 of the Unknown Cave.
    Stats at the beginning of SoR: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Equipment: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Weapon Levels: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Magic Levels: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Description: Bald, green tunic, somewhat fat.
    Did you know? The story of Josef is told by Zidane in FFIX to Ramuh.
    
    3. Ricard
    Right-Handed
    Title: The Last Dragoon
    Joins party: B5 of the Unknown Cave.
    Stats at the beginning of SoR: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Equipment: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Weapon Levels: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Magic Levels: Same as when he died in the main game.
    Description: Purple dragoon armor, wyvern helm, lance; he's a dragoon, what
    did you expect ^^ ?
    
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            3. General Boss Strategies
    ============================================
    
    This is the newest section of my FAQ, for those of you having troubles with
    some bosses, here are some general tips.
    
    1. Almost every boss can be cursed! -Contributed by: Gary Lai
    Use this to your advantage. The Ancient sword is in the first cave to the town.
    This sword, can curse enemies but some bosses too!
    Here's a list of some bosses that can be cursed:
    -Roundworm
    -Dark Dragon
    -Lucifer
    -Ultima Weapon
    With the Ancient Sword, you can curse some enemies too, nasty enemies like
    the Dark Behemoth can be taken easily this way.
    
    2. Buffs are your friends.
    Have Minwu cast Blink + Protect + Shell on every Boss Battle you have trouble.
    Also, be sure to make some of your party members learn Aura, as it enhances
    the potency of your attacks. Finally, cast Haste so your fighters will attack
    more times.
    
    3. If you can't beat it...
    Just keep training a little bit, stats increase very easily in this game so
    train outside Machanon until you think you're ready, no need to rush!
    
    4. Yet another cheap strategy -Contributed by: Forrest M. Lee
    If you happen to have the spell Teleport and you level it to level 8 or better,
    most of the Bosses can be Banished after a few tries, this can save you a lot
    of time. Note: There are 2 bosses that are immune to this:
    -Ultima Weapon
    -Light Emperor
    
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                     4. Guide
    ============================================
    
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    0) QUICK TIPS BEFORE STARTING:
    ------------------------------
    
    1. Save your Ethers until the last second!
      1.1 Update: Richard Garyson sent me this, "Hi, I read your FAQ on Gamefaqs 
      and I just wanted to add one more thing about Ethers. If you use an 
      Ether in battle you are given more magic points than when you use one
      in the item menu screen.  The most MP I have ever gotten from an ether
      in the Menu screen is 34, the least I have ever gotten in battle was 50."
      You only start with 10 Ethers, try not to use them all in the beginning,
      use them ONLY in an emergency.
    
    2. It's better to go overprepared than to go underprepared.
    
    3. Save often!
    
    4. Fast Skill-Up trick sent by Tijmen Landsdaal,
    "I have found a convenient trick to level up your characters. Minwu,
    for example, levels up his MP fast. If you are at a decent level, go
    and fight a weak monster in the Jade passage. Make sure you have only
    one of your characters in front of the party ( I prefer Joseph because
    he has little HP ), equip one with a bow ( I prefer Ricard because he
    has to train his strength ) and use the other two as healers. Use
    Minwu and Scott to heal everyone, use Joseph to attack Minwu and use
    Ricard to attack Joseph. They will not lose any HP because you will
    heal them again. If your MP runs out, kill the monster and your party
    will level up big time."
    The above paragraph MAY be common knowledge, but still, it is a great
    way to level up characters.
    
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    A) The Unknown Cave
    -------------------
    
    The first fight you'll have is a boss fight against:
    
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #1
    -------------
    Sergeantx2
    HP: 420x2
    Black Knight
    HP: 1140
    Difficulty: *
    Strategy: Cast Protect & Blink as soon as you enter the fight.
    '????' can either use his sword or his magic, it doesn't matter. Minwu
    should keep healing until the battle ends. If your Minwu has Black Magic,
    use it, it will make the battle even easier.
    
    After that, Scott joins your party.
    
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    |Bestiary / Monsters                       |
    |       Key:                               |
    |                         W - Weakness     |
    |                         R - Resistance   |
    |                         A - Absorbs      |
    |                         N - Note         |
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    |                                                                         |
    | Weakness: This is fairly obvious, it will mention an element the        |
    | monster is weak to.                                                     |
    | Resistance: If the monster has Element resistance damage or not. And    |
    | if so, which element.                                                   |
    | Absorbs: If a monster resists AND absorbs the damage done to him        |
    | with a certain element.                                                 |
    | Note: Special notes made about certain enemies.                         |
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    Phew with that done, let's get truly started!
    
    
    The Unknown Cave B1:
    
          New Enemies 
          -Bigfoot W: Fire 
                  A: Ice
          -Death Horn W: Fire 
                     R: Ice, Body, Mind 
                     A: Death
          -Gil Snapper W: Ice 
                      R: Lighting, Poison
          -Sea Serpent W: Thunder
                       R: Fire, Poison.
                       N: May paralyze when it attacks.
    
    There's a chest NE of your starting position that contains an Elixir.
    Head all the way to the west to reach B2.
    
    The Unknown Cave B2:
    
           New Enemies:
           -Glasya Labolas N: He hits HARD, be careful.
           -Soul Eater R: Body, Mind
                       N: Pray that you encounter these guys a lot.
           -Gigas Worm W: Fire
                      R: Body, Mind
                      A: Death
           -Death Knight
           -Giga Parasite
    
    General Note: You can face every enemy encountered thus far here.
    
    Head North and you'll notice that someone is near you, try to
    talk with him. After witnessing the event, another Boss Fight ensues.
    
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #2
    -------------
    Zombie Borghen
    HP: 2500
    Difficulty: *
    Strategy: Cast Protect & Blink as soon as you enter the fight as always.
    Scott should use his magic. Heal as neccesary.
    Despite having high HP, he should die in no time.
    Comment: As if it wasn't enough, we have to fight this guy
    a 3rd time!
    
    Once you kill Borghen a 3rd time, Josef joins your party. Get the Thief's
    Gloves and run across the room, be sure to get the next chest, it contains
    Hellfire. After that, you'll see a giant pond, keep heading south and
    open the chest to get an Ancient Sword, be sure to equip it right away.
    Keep heading north and enter the door to reach B3.
    
    The Unknown Cave B3:
    
            New Enemies:
            -Flan Princess (WTF?) A: Fire, Ice
                                  N: May confuse. They drop ethers.
            -Pyrolisk
            -Beast Devil R: Lightning, Ice, Fire
    
    General Note: You can face every enemy encountered thus far here.
    Random Comment: I found it funny that a Flan can be a princess.
    
    Go around the room, crossing the waterfall, getting the Silver Curiass
    along the way. Continue climbing down...guess what? The secret shop is
    still here! Just get behind the waterfall at the bottom and press 'A'.
    Secret Shop:
    Berserk Tome: 10000
    Haste Tome:   20000
    Holy Tome:    20000
    Flare Tome:   40000
    Get anything you can afford and sell unused equipment and useless items.
    Head a little west and you'll notice 3 doors, choose the first door from
    the left and continue to B4.  
    
    The Unknown Cave B4:
    
            New Enemies:
            -Miss Vamp W: Fire
                       R: Lightning, Ice, Body, Poison, Mind, Death, Matter
                       A: Death
    
    General Note: You can face every enemy encountered thus far here.
    
    As soon as you reach B4, head a little to the west then to the north
    to find a chest containing a Hi-Potion. Keep heading north to find a room
    with 3 chests (Golden Shield, Demon Spear and Mythril Armor). Exit the room,
    head west to reach yet another chest containg an useful Aura Tome. Head
    south to reach the stairs to B5.
    
    The Unknown Cave B5:
    
            I didn't find any new enemies in this floor.
    
    Status Check:
    Minwu: 957 HP
           143 MP
    Scott: 1031 HP
           130 MP
    Josef: 531 HP (ouch)
           5 MP (double ouch)
    Consumables Left: Phoenix Down x3
                      Ether x3
                      Elixir
                      Sleepgrass x5
                      Hellfire
                      Eye Drops x2
                      Antidote
                      Hi-Potion
                      Unicorn Horn
    
    Walk around the room and you'll see a chest with a peculiar monster nearby.
    Heal up and challenge it... You are stopped by Ricard, and together you
    attack the Roundworm.
    
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #3
    -------------
    Roundworm
    HP: 2500
    Difficulty: So easy that it isn't funny.
    Strategy: Ricard should kill it in one or two turns.
    Scott should use his magic. Heal as neccesary. If you're having trouble
    with this boss, I suggest you restart >.<
    Comment: I swear random encounters are tougher than these bosses.
    
    Yay! We're saved! (Or at least I am) Ricard is here! Now those monsters
    will learn!
    
    Ahem, um... anyways. Continue north to open a chest with a Protect Ring (!)
    inside. Then later on you'll find another chest with a Hi-Potion inside. 
    And next to it, the stairs to B6.
    
    The Unknown Cave B6:
    
            I didn't find any new enemies in this floor.
    
    Status Check:
    Minwu: 992 HP
           143 MP
    Scott: 1066 HP
           130 MP
    Josef: 619 HP
           5 MP
    Ricard:1278 HP (yay)
           10 MP
    Consumables Left: Phoenix Down x3
                      Ether x3
                      Elixir
                      Sleepgrass x6
                      Hellfire
                      Eye Drops x2
                      Antidote x2
                      Hi-Potion x2
                      Unicorn Horn
    
    This floor is boring, you must be tired from all of this exploring aren't
    you? Just walk along the room to finally reach...
    Pandaemonium!
    ...
    ...
    ...
    Or is it?
    
    What? No Pandaemonium yet? Yay! Happy music! A town, perhaps? Time to rest!
    
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    B) Machanon
    -----------
    
    You arrive at a strange town, head to the pub for a nice event.
    The plot is getting very confusing isn't it?
    Some of these NPC's speech makes me sad... :'(
    
    There's a lot to buy in here. Let's start with the Item Shop.
    Machanon's Item Shop:
    Phoenix Down  500          Potion      30        Cross          50
    Ether        1000          Hi-Potion  150        Mallet         60
    Gaia Drum    3000          Eye Drops   40        Maiden's Kiss 500
    Elixir      50000          Antidote    30        Gold Needle   500
    
    Buy what you need then head to the weapon shop.
    Machanon's Weapon Shop:
    Knife           40        Staff          50     Broadsword    100
    Bow             20        Javelin        80     Axe           100
    Mythril Knife  400        Power Staff  8000     Wing Sword   5000
    Ice Bow       5000        Flame Lance 15000     Ogre Killer 15000
    
    Next comes the magic shop for Scott and/or Minwu
    Machanon's Magic Shop:
    Blink Tome    300         Cure Tome     100     Esuna Tome  600
    Protect Tome  300         Fire Tome     150     Life Tome  1000
    Shell Tome    300         Thunder Tome  150     Sap Tome   1000
    Basuna Tome   600         Blizzard Tome 150     Mini Tome  2000
    
    And at last but not least, the armor shop, located in the NW corner.
    Machanon's Armor Shop:
    Mythril Shield   300      Buckler         50    Ice Shield     5000
    Mythril Helm     300      Leather Cap     50    Giant's Helm    500
    Mythril Armor    700      Clothes         20    Knight's Armor 5000
    Mythril Gloves   500      Leather Gloves  30    Giant's Gloves 1500
    
    V. 1.1 Update!
    If you think you're ready, you can challenge Ultima right away, please
    refer to section D of the Guide for more information.
    It's reccommended that you go into the Ultima 'Tower' anyways to get the
    stat boosts. (Thanks to my friend Gary Lai for reminding me this!).
    
    Take your time to shop for weapons, armor, magic and items.
    
    When you're ready, head to the northeast corner to find another teleporter,
    this time it will take you to...
    
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    C) The Unknown Palace
    ---------------------
    
    Unknown Palace 1F
    
         New Enemies:
         -Mini Satana R: Lightning, Ice, Fire
         -Bloodbones W: Fire
                     R: Ice, Body, Poison, Death, Mind, Matter
                     A: Death
         -Purobolos W: Ice
                    R: Lightning
                    A: Fire
         -Li'l Murderer W: Lightning
         -Chimera Brain A: Lightning, Ice, Fire
         -Orukat R: Lightning, Ice, Fire, Body, Poison, Death, Matter, Mind
         -Warg Wolf
    
    After my first battle in here, I ran like a little girl to Machanon
    because I was too weak for these new monsters... XD I suggest you do the
    same until you feel comfortable.
    
    *2 hours later*
    Here we go!
    
    A QUICK REMINDER: You CAN'T warp out of here, so make sure you're
    well prepared before trying to reach the final floor!
    -Bring a lot of Ethers, Phoenix Downs, Hi-Potions and Gold Needles!
    -GOLD NEEDLES! These are your friends! There are some monsters that will
    petrify you, so try to bring a nice quantity of them.
    
    Status Check
    If you plan on beating this palace, I suggest you have at least this setting:
    Minwu   1728 HP
            381 MP
    Scott   2072 HP
            195 MP
    Josef   1740 HP
            26 MP
    Ricard  2136 HP
            30 MP
    
    Ok, go around the room until you reach some stairs, then head south,
    go around the hall to reach 2F.
    
    Unknown Palace 2F
    
          New Enemies:
          -Gold Golem N: Use Blink so he will miss most of his attacks.
                      W: Lightning
                      R: Ice, Fire, Body, Poison, Death, Mind, Matter 
          -Lamia Matriarch
          -Black Dragon N: No real weaknesses.
          -Chaos Rider R: Lightning, Ice, Fire, Body, Poison, Death, Mind, Matter
          -Malboro Menace W: Ice, Fire
                          A: Body, Poison, Death, Mind, Matter
          -Cait Sith
          -Dark Magician W: Weapons
    
    Head south then climb some stairs to the east. After that, head north and
    you'll see a chest with an Ether inside. Go back south then east, go down
    the stairs. From here just follow the path to 3F, no real forks (*whew*).
    
    Unknown Palace 3F
    
          New Enemies:
          -Catoblepas
          -Twin Heads W: Ice
                      A: Fire
    
    Head Southeast of your position to reach the legendary Genji Gloves!
    After opening the chest, head to the northwest part of the room, then
    head a little to the south to reach the teleporter to 4F.
    
    Unknown Palace 4F
    
          New Enemies:
          -Dark Soul A: Lightning, Ice, Fire, Body, Poison, Death, Mind, Matter
                     N: He's very weak, just kill him with weapons.
          -Dark Behemoth
          -Mother Brain W: Mind
                        R: Body, Death
    
    Seeing as this is a mirror of Pandaemonium (it is, if you haven't noticed)
    the exit to the teleporter is in the second door from the left, but there
    are a couple of treasures in the other three doors, so let's check them out!
    
    First Door from the left
    Head to the northern part of the room to find a guarded chest that contains
    a Ribbon. You will battle...
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #4
    -------------
    Steel Giant
    HP: 6500
    Difficulty: **** if you don't know what to do
    Strategy: Blink is your friend, Scott should cast Thunder because the Giant 
    is weak to Lightning Magic. Heal EVERY turn, the giant will hit for 1200+
    each turn. He absorbs Fire magic.
    Comment: Woah! Bosses got considerably tougher in the Palace!
    
    After that head to the lobby of 4F. Skip the second door from the left and
    head to the first door from the right, get ready for some exploring because
    we'll be getting Soul of Rebirth's best equipment.
    
    First Door from the right
    Head to the Northeastern corner of this room and open a chest, you'll find
    one of the best (if not the best) lances in the game, the wyvern lance for
    Ricard, you're so happy aren't you? Well, before you can enjoy your
    new toy, a Black Dragon attacks...
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #5
    -------------
    Dark Dragon
    HP: 5000
    Difficulty: ***1/2
    Strategy: Blink, Protect, Shell; any buffs you can cast will be useful
    in this battle, he's been a random enemy for the last 4 floors, but he
    STILL hits hard, he has a nasty Flare XIV spell, be careful and keep
    healing! As of now, your damage dealer should be Josef so 'pwn' the dragon
    with his fists. The dragon has no real weaknesses.
    Comment: The award to the boss with the most palette swaps goes to: Color 
    Dragon!
    
    After that backtrack a bit to the southwest, you'll see a fork leading
    either south (to the lobby) or to the northwest, choose the latter, keep
    heading west till you see a strange pillar then try to find a secret passage
    near the wall, and you'll come across another room, with a Wild Rose (?)
    inside, but not so fast! It's another guarded chest!
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #6
    -------------
    Lucifer
    HP: 10000 (Not a typo, ten thousand)
    Difficulty: **1/2
    Strategy: Cast any buffs that you think are useful, she's a tough
    one but she has crappy magic and attacks, the only problem should be her high
    defense and her Drain XVI spell. You know what to do, just keep healing.
    This battle won't be tough, just long. She has no real weaknesses and she
    resists most magic.
    Comment: Palette Swap of Astaroth, by the way, isn't Lucifer a man?
    
    Well, it looks like the Wild Rose is the Masamune of Soul of Rebirth!
    Equip it on Scott right away!
    
    After that head to the lobby of 4F and go to the second door from the RIGHT.
    
    Second Door from the right
    Just follow the path, there are no forks, you'll come across another 
    (guarded) chest containing a Stardust Rod (!!!)
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #7
    -------------
    Yamatano Orochi
    HP: 8000
    Difficulty: *1/2 If you got the Wild Rose and the Wyvern Lance
    Strategy: Cast any buffs that you think are useful, He absorbs elemental
    magic, just keep healing, you should kill him in no time thanks to the
    Wild Rose and the Wyvern Lance
    Comment: Palette Swap of Tiamat (Not the FF1 Tiamat, the crappy FF2 
    guardian)
    
    After that head to the lobby of 4F and go to the remaining door.
    
    Second Door from the left
    Head down the hallway to your right, then keep heading that way until
    you reach the top of the screen, after that, head south to spot a guarded
    chest that contains a pair of bracers, Open and and you will fight...
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #8
    -------------
    Beelzebub Soul
    HP: 8000
    Difficulty: ***
    Strategy: There's no Blood Sword to help you this time.
    Blink is your best friend as always, Scott should cast Fire. 
    keep healing, the beelzebub will go down in no time. The Beelzebub Soul
    absorbs Lighting Magic, be careful.
    Comment: Meh, another 'recycled' boss...
    
    Keep following the path and you'll reach the teleporter.
    Note: By now you should be killing every single enemy in 1 or 2 hits.
    If you keep having problems with monsters, I suggest you backtrack to
    Machanon to train more.
    
    Now you're in the upper part of 4F, follow the corridor to reach yet another
    teleporter.
    
    Unknown Palace 7F
    
             New Enemies: Steel Giant as a random enemy.
    
    Walk to the east and a little to the north to recieve the Genji Helm!
    Backtrack south then walk east and run to the north. Turn to the left
    and continue the path to reach another warping tile. The only dangerous
    thing on this floor is that you can encounter Steel Giant as a random enemy.
    
    Unknown Palace 8F
    
             New Enemies: N/A
    
    You start on the SE corner of the room. There are items in each of the
    corners. 
    Southwest corner: Aegis Shield
    Northeast corner: Genji Armor
    Northwest corner: Teleporter to 9F
    
    Unknown Palace 9F
    
    Meh. Boring room. Head to the SE corner to reach the final teleporter.
    Tired already? Don't give up, because...
    
    Unknown Palace 10F
    
    So what, surprised? You're in the final floor already! This isn't a challenge
    anymore *sigh*.
    
    This is it, recover all HP and MP, you'll need it! Trust me!
    Use your Elixirs, Ethers, everything!
    
    Actually no, the final boss is very easy, but recover your stats anyway,
    
    Status Check:
    
    I was able to beat him with the following stats + Genji Armor + Legendary
    Weapons:
    
    Minwu   2292 HP
             432 MP
    Scott   2547 HP
             228 MP
    Josef   2779 HP
              38 MP
    Ricard  2692 HP
              41 MP
    
    Approach the Emperor and talk with him.
    After a lenghty -yet very cool- event, the final battle begins.
    
    ----------
    FINAL BOSS
    -----------
    Emperor
    HP: 25000
    Difficulty: **
    Strategy: Again, there's no Blood Sword to help you this time.
    The battle will be long, but not hard, cast Aura to get stronger hits.
    Protect + Shell + Blink will make this easier. The final boss is a JOKE
    if you have Genji Armor and the Legendary Weapons. Starfall XVI is the only
    'dangerous' spell he has. But then again, it only hits for 400+ HP and
    he uses it rarely. He also like to use Flare XVI. Finally, as long as you
    have Blink with you, he'll miss his attacks.
    Comment: This is it! Good Luck!
    
    Enjoy the ending! You've completely beaten FF2 now!
    
    ----------------------
    D) Chamber of the Seal
    ----------------------
    
    There's this little sidequest you can do to get the Tome of Ultima again.
    Beware, the boss has 15000 HP, so be prepared before facing him.
    
    If you think you're ready, head to the SE corner of Machanon and hop on
    the teleporter... 
    
    Looks familiar? Yes! It's the Ultima seal again! Head north for another
    short scene.
    
    Enter the chamber, examine the four crystals to gain stat boosts (+10 for
    each stat! Thanks Gary Lai for the exact number!)
    After that, check the central crystal, Ultima will challenge you.
    
    -------------
    BOSS FIGHT #9
    -------------
    Ultima Weapon
    HP: 15000
    Difficulty: **1/2, **** if you are not prepared.
    Strategy: Cast Protect + Blink on your warriors. Try to stay alive as this
              will be a long battle. You can try to curse this beast by using the
              Ancient Weapon. Cast your most powerful magic (Flare if you have it)
              If you're well prepared and at least 1500 HP on everyone and 200+ MP
              on at least 2 of your characters you should do fine. Just keep
              healing because he has the habit of attacking in a very nasty
              way.
    Comment: Ultima Weapon looks like a Behemoth? Nice try Square-Enix...
    
    Congratulations on beating Ultima Weapon, your reward? A Tome of Ultima
    of course.
    
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    | III. F A Q                                 |
     --------------------------------------------
    
    1. How do I unlock Soul of Rebirth?
    Clear Final Fantasy II and save Clear Data once the credits end.
    
    2. What do you get for clearing SoR?
    As of now, I have no idea, just more replay value for Final Fantasy I & II
    I guess ^^.
    
    3. How long is Soul of Rebirth?
    It took me 6 hours to beat the first time, well, that's because I had to
    write the whole script and the guide =P.
    
    4. What is a good way to raise MP?
    Have Minwu cast Sap on himself.
    
    5. What is a good way to raise HP?
    Attack yourself =P.
    
    6. What is the best weapon for..
       Minwu? The Stardust Rod
       Scott? The Wild Rose
       Ricard? The Wyvern Lance
       Josef? His hands ^^. The bracers you get are for him.
    
    7. Can I beat Ultima Weapon without the Ancient Sword?
    Sure you can! If you fail miserably the first time, try to gain more stats,
    this Ultima Weapon is a joke compared to other Weapons.
    
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    | IV. S O U L    O F    R E B I R T H   B E S T I A R Y |
     -------------------------------------------------------
      
    The bestiary will include HP, stats, resistances and weaknesses for all
    monsters, for now, it will only be a checklist of every monster that appears
    in Soul of Rebirth. I'm missing monster number 129, if you have it, please
    tell me what it is. Stats for every enemy coming soon.
    
    Apart from HP, MP, attack, etc data, this section will feature the RAWN 
    system used in my Walkthrough:
    
    ------------------------------------------
    |Bestiary / Monsters                       |
    |       Key:                               |
    |                         W - Weakness     |
    |                         R - Resistance   |
    |                         A - Absorbs      |
    |                         N - Note         |
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    |                                                                         |
    | Weakness: This is fairly obvious, it will mention an element the        |
    | monster is weak to.                                                     |
    | Resistance: If the monster has Element resistance damage or not. And    |
    | if so, which element.                                                   |
    | Absorbs: If a monster resists AND absorbs the damage done to him        |
    | with a certain element.                                                 |
    | Note: Special notes made about certain enemies.                         |
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     =============================
    |Soul of Rebirth Monster Data:|
     =============================
    
    ==========================================
               1. Regular Enemies
    ==========================================
    
    ------------------------------
    129. Giga Parasite
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 3
    HP: 80
    MP. 0
    Attack: 20
    Accuracy: 6 - 75
    Defense: 2
    Evasion 1 - 65
    Magic Defense: 4 - 40
    Gil: 150 - 600
    Treasure: None
    W - Ice
    R - None
    A - None
    N - It steals MP, like all the other parasites.
    Location: Unknown Cave
    
    Thanks to K DOGG and Fred Fred for this information.
    
    ------------------------------
    130. Soul Eater
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 3
    HP: 40
    MP. 0
    Attack: 15
    Accuracy: 3 - 95
    Defense: 3
    Evasion 0 - 0
    Magic Defense: 1 - 50
    Gil: 300 - 750
    Treasure: Antidote, Sleepgrass, Eye Drops, Potion.
    W - None
    R - Body, Mind.
    A - None
    N - None
    Location: B2 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    131. Pyrolisk
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 4
    HP: 90
    MP. 0
    Attack: 20
    Accuracy: 4 - 70
    Defense: 4
    Evasion 2 - 50
    Magic Defense: 3 - 50
    Gil: 37 - 300
    Treasure: None
    W - None
    R - None
    A - None
    N - None
    Location: B3 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    132. Flan Princess
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 5
    HP: 85
    MP: 0
    Attack: 10
    Accuracy: 4 - 80
    Defense: 45
    Evasion: 0 - 0
    Magic Defense: 3 - 50
    Gil: 450 - 900
    Treasure: Hi-Potion, Ether.
    W - None
    R - None
    A - Fire, Ice
    N - May confuse.
    Location: B3 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    133. Death Knight
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 2
    HP: 150
    MP: 30
    Attack: 30
    Accuracy: 10 - 80
    Defense: 20
    Evasion: 1 - 80
    Magic Defense: 4 - 60
    Gil: 1200 - 1500
    Treasure: Poison Axe, Unicorn Horn, Stun Tome, Warp Tome.
    W - None
    R - None
    A - None
    N - None
    Location: B2 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    134. Miss Vamp
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 3
    HP: 100
    MP: 0
    Attack: 25
    Accuracy: 6 - 85
    Defense: 10
    Evasion: 1 - 75
    Magic Defense: 6 - 30
    Gil: 2250 - 15000
    Treasure: Maiden's Kiss, Blizzard Tome, Hourglass.
    W - Fire
    R - Lightning, Ice, Body, Poison, Mind, Death, Matter
    A - Death
    N - None
    Location: B4 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    135. Bigfoot
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 1
    HP: 150
    MP: 0
    Attack: 35
    Accuracy: 8 - 80
    Defense: 5
    Evasion: 1 - 30
    Magic Defense: 4 - 80
    Gil: 75 -450
    Treasure: None
    W - Fire
    R - None
    A - Ice
    N - None
    Location - B1 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    136. Gil Snapper
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 5
    HP: 200
    MP: 0
    Attack: 30
    Accuracy: 9 - 75
    Defense: 15
    Evasion: 0 - 0
    Magic Defense: 1 - 50
    Gil: 1500 - 3000
    Treasure: None
    W - Ice  
    R - Lighting, Poison
    A - None
    N - None
    Location: B1 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    137. Beast Devil
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 3
    HP: 90
    MP: 20
    Attack: 20
    Accuracy: 6- 80
    Defense: 0
    Evasion: 1 - 65
    Magic Defense: 6 - 60
    Gil: 150 - 300
    Treasure: Mythril Helm, Mythril Armor, Mythril Axe, Mythril Bow.
    W - None
    R - Lightning, Ice, Fire
    A - None
    N - None
    Location: B3 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    138. Sea Serpent
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 2
    HP: 100
    MP: 100
    Attack: 10
    Accuracy: 5 - 80
    Defense: 10
    Evasion: 1 - 70
    Magic Defense: 4 - 40
    Gil: 75 - 450
    Treasure: None
    W - Thunder
    R - Fire, Poison.
    A - None
    N - May paralyze when it attacks.
    Location: B1 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    139. Death Horn
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 3
    HP: 400
    MP: 0
    Attack: 50
    Accuracy: 4 - 85
    Defense: 4
    Evasion: 1 - 35
    Magic Defense: 6 - 30
    Gil: 150 - 600
    Treasure: None
    W - Fire 
    R - Ice, Body, Mind 
    A - Death
    N - None
    Location: B1 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    140. Gigas Worm
    ------------------------------
    
    Rank: 4
    HP: 300
    MP: 0
    Attack: 30
    Accuracy: 8 - 90
    Defense: 10
    Evasion: 1 - 75
    Magic Defense: 5 - 70
    Gil: 75 - 450
    Treasure: None
    W - Fire
    R - Body, Mind
    A - Death
    N - None
    Location: B2 of the Unknown Cave
    
    ------------------------------
    141. Glasya Labolas
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    142. Li'l Murderer
    ------------------------------
    
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    143. Purobolos
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    144. Dark Soul 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    145. Mother Brain 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    146. Bloodbones 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    147. Warg Wolf 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    148. Mini Satana 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    149. Dark Magician 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    150. Chimera Brain 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    151. Lamia Matriarch 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    152. Cait Sith 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    153. Twin Heads 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    154. Catoblepas 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    155. Orukat
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    156. Malboro Menace 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    157. Chaos Rider 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    158. Gold Golem 
    ------------------------------
    
    ==========================================
         2. Guardians / Regular Enemies
    ==========================================
    
    These are enemies that are first a boss battle and then later on in the
    tower you can face them as random encounters.
    
    ------------------------------
    159. Black Dragon
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    160. Dark Behemoth 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    161. Steel Giant 
    ------------------------------
    
    ==========================================
                  3. Bosses
    ==========================================
    
    ------------------------------
    162. Emperor 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    163. Yamatano Orochi
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    164. Beelzebub Soul 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    165. Lucifer
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    166. Black Knight 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    167. Zombie Borghen 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    168. Roundworm 
    ------------------------------
    
    ------------------------------
    169. Ultima Weapon 
    ------------------------------
    
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    | V. C R E D I T S                           |
     --------------------------------------------
    
    -CJayC: For creating Gamefaqs.
    -Square-Enix: For making this great game.
    -Richard Garyson <senatortombstone@yahoo.com> : For comments regarding ethers
    and SoR difficulty.
    -Gary Lai: For information regarding the Chamber of the Seal and for the
    Ancient Sword strategy. Many thanks!
    -ASCII Generator: For my ASCII art.
    -Forrest M. Lee : For the 'Teleport' spell strategy. Thanks!
    -Tijmen Landsdaal: For the Fast Skill up strategy. Your contribution
    is appreciated! 
    -K DOGG: For the Giga Parasite information.
    -Fred Fred <cricket502@gmail.com>: For the Giga Parasite information AND a
    Note for this enemy =P.
    
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    | VI. V E R S I O N   H I S T O R Y           |
     --------------------------------------------
    
    0.8 December 16th 2004: First release of the FAQ, up to the Unknown Palace.
    
    1.0 December 17th 2004: Second release, Guide completed!
    
    1.1 December 24th 2004: Third release, added comments sent by some readers,
                            thanks for your support! I really appreciate it!
                            Sections Updated: Chamber of the Seal
                                             Opening
                                             Credits
                            Added Section: General Boss Strategies.
    
    1.2 January 5th 2005: Fourth release 
                          -Added ASCII art
                          -Copyright update.
    
    1.2 January 25th 2005: Fifth release. Major Update
                          -Added Strategy for Ultima Weapon.
                          -Made things a little more detailed.
                          -Added another General Boss strategy.
                          -Got another contribution.
                          -Added Soul of Rebirth Bestiary section.
    
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    | VII. C O N T A C T                         |
     --------------------------------------------
    
    Have any questions? Comments? Do you want to contribute?
    If I missed something or you just want to say hi,
    contact me at jorgomez10@hotmail.com or jorgom@gmail.com
    with the subject:
    Final Fantasy II: SoR
    
    
    |Copyright 2004-2005| Jorge Gomez
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