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                                 Shining Force 1
    
      The Complete Guide to Shining Force 1: The Legacy of Great Intention
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                              Last Updated April 22, 2003
                                      Version 2.0
                                 Word Count! - 25,491
    
    
                            Written by:  Michael Sheehan
                        Email:  Michael@drsheehan.freeserve.co.uk
    
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                      ********   1: Table of Contents   ********                                   
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    1. Table of Contents
    2. Version History
    3. Introduction
    4. Character Guide
    5. Secret Characters
    
    
    6. Walkthrough
    
    
    6.1 Chapter 1: Runefaust Invasion 
    
       A: Guardiana!
     
            Battle: 1
            Battle: 2
    
       B: Return to Guardiana! 
    
            Battle: 3
    
       C: Alterone! 
    
            Battle: 4
    
    6.2 Chapter 2: Spirit of the Holy Spring
    
       A: Rindo
    
             Battle: 5
    
       B: Manarina 
    
             Battle: 6
    
       C: Return to Rindo
    
             Battle: 7
    
       D: Shade Abbey
    
             Battle: 8
    
    6.3 Chapter 3: Secret weapon of Runefaust
    
       A: Bustoke
    
             Battle: 9
             Battle: 10
             Battle: 11
    
    6.4 Chapter 4: The Great Fortress of Balbazak
    
       A: Pao city
    
             Battle: 12
    
       B: Return to Pao City
    
             Battle: 13
    
       C: Uranbatol
    
             Battle: 14 
    
    6.5 Chapter 5: Gateway to the hidden shrine
    
       A: Ship 1
    
             Battle: 15
    
       B: Waral
    
             Battle: 16
    
       C: Ship 2 
    
             Battle: 17
    
    6.6 Chapter 6: Descendant of the sacred dragon
    
       A: Rudo
    
          Battle: 18
          Battle: 19
          Battle: 20
          Battle: 21
    
    6.7 Chapter 7: The lost civilisation
    
       A: Prompt
    
          Battle: 22
    
       B: Ancient Tower
    
          Battle: 23
    
       C: Return to Prompt
    
          Battle: 24
          Battle: 25 
    
    6.8 Chapter 8: Rise of the ancient castle
    
       A: Runefaust
    
          Battle: 26
          Battle: 27
    
       B: Castle of the ancients
    
          Battle: 28
          Battle: 29
          Battle: 30
    
    7. Abbreviation Guide 
    8. Brief character list
    9. Power up Guide
    10. Weapon Guide
    11. Item Guide
    12. Ring Guide
    13. Key item Guide
    14. Spell Guide
    15. Monster Guide
    16. Boss Guide
    17. Shop Information
    18. When you gain spells
    19. How to win battles
    20. Useless items location!
    21. Game Genie codes
    22. FAQ
    23. Future progress
    24. E-mail Policy
    25. Outro - Whatís Next?
    26. Legal Stuff
    
    
    
    
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                      ********   2: Version History   ********                                   
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    As with my first guide this section is more for me than the reader; it is 
    designed to help me keep progress of how this guide as developed. However you 
    may enjoy reading through this section, either to help you write your own guide 
    or for your own curiosity.
    
    
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    Version: 0.01-------Size: 8kb - April 7th
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    $ Used my first guide as a basis to start this one.
    
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    Version: 0.2-------Size: 21kb - April 11th
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    $ Got up to chapter 2 in walkthrough
    
    
    
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    Version: 0.5-------Size: 38kb - April 13th
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    $ Got up to chapter 4 in walkthrough
    
    $ Made some corrections
    
    
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    Version: 1.0-------Size: 74kb - April 15th
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    $ Finished walkthrough
    
    
    
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    Version: 1.1-------Size: 84kb - April 16th
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    $ Completed the character Guide!
    $ Completed the introduction
    $ Used my old e-mail policy and modified it to fit this guide.
    
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    Version: 1.3-------Size: 91kb - April 17th
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    $ Completed Secret character guide
    $ Completed Ring Guide, weapon guide, key item guide and item Guide
    $ Completed abbreviation list
    $ Completed Spell guide
    
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    $ Completed Monster guide
    $ Completed boss guide
    $ Completed shop guide
    
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    Version: 1.7-------Size: 128kb - April 19th
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    $ Completed promotion guide
    $ Completed Power up guide
    $ Completed Strategies and Facts guide
    
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    Version: 1.8-------Size: 147kb - April 20th
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    $ Started FAQ section
    $ Updated battle guide
    $ Updated character guide
    $ Completed spell section
    
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    $ Major reformatting
    $ Completed a brief character list
    $ Started a game genie section
    $ Added a future progress section
    
    
    
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                      ********   3: Introduction ********                                   
    
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    So I now embark on my second full walkthrough and just like the first it is for 
    a classic genesis RPG. However to be honest this game beats Landstalker (In 
    itself an excellent game) hands down. However just like the game Landstalker it 
    remains a great game over 10 years after its release.
    
    This game is a mixture between an RPG and strategy game, the battles kind of 
    remind me of a game of chess where you move around squares playing too each 
    pieces (Characters) strength. 
    
    In Shining force you play as the leader of a group of soldiers known as the 
    Shining Force who are fighting to save their homes and the world of Rune from an 
    ancient evil.
    
    This guide will be everything you could ever want in a Shining force guide; its 
    main content will be a walkthrough guiding the reader through the game step by 
    step getting every possible bit of entertainment out of the game.
    
    However thatís not it! It will also have a character guide, item guide, weapon 
    guide, spell guide, battle guides and even more stuff! This game is very linear 
    especially true with the chapter system however it is still enjoyable to play.
    
    Note: It is best to view this guide with the font Courier new (Western) at 
    around 10 in size!
    
    Now the best way to write a guide is to play through the game again this way you 
    can work on a great guide and have fun at the same time! So yet again I close my 
    introduction in the same way? Enjoy!!!
    
    
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                      ********   4: Character Guide********                                   
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    This guide is designed to give you the pros and cons of each character with an 
    overall assessment of them which is designed to help you choose who is best 
    suited for your team.
    
    Basically you start the game as an inexperienced swordsman under the wing of 
    Varios a great and powerful knight. Soon after starting the game youíll be 
    thrown into the deep end and will become the leader of a small group of warriors 
    responsible for the safety of your home, Guardiana.
    
    However your duties will soon spread far wider than this and youíll be 
    recruiting far more interesting, powerful and strange characters. My job here is 
    to inform you of these characters in great detail and to help you tell how good 
    these characters are.
    
    Really these ratings are just an opinion based on my experience of the game and 
    of course the characters stats which are actually quite random! However this 
    guide is quite good in my opinion to give you the background and skills of each 
    character.
    
    For your convenience Iíll break down the characters into sections according to 
    their class. Needless to say 10 is great and 0 is basically just crap! So on 
    with the characters:
    
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    Swordsman promoted to hero:
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    Max: A powerful character however if he dies the battle is over. He has the 
    power to cast egress which will allow you to retreat, regroup and attempt the 
    battle again. I canít rate this guy and anyway you have to take him so a rating 
    doesnít really help.
    
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    Knights promoted to paladins:
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    Knights are honourable and powerful characters who are basically front line 
    supportive fighters. They usually have high HP, defence and reasonable attack 
    power. They generally have reasonable movement rates. Usually they have no 
    spells but then again they donít really need them.
    
    There are several knights in the game each with their own advantages and 
    disadvantages and I hope I can help you decide which ones to take and which to 
    ditch. Of course you could take them all but that wouldnít be to smart would it?
    
    Ken (6/10): Needless to say he is a knight. This is the first knight youíll get 
    in the game and one of the original Shining force! He is very good for the 
    beginning of the game but will lose usefulness as time goes on.
    
    Heíll start off using a spear but you can change that to a lance later. This 
    makes him proficient in long and short ranged attacks! He has no magic and quite 
    a low defence. 
    
    Having said this he has a great deal of HP making him great against magical 
    enemies, but HP in terms of physical attacks just make up for his very low 
    defence. Overall his just an average character but youíll be using him for the 
    first few chapters.
    
    However soon youíll meet several other knights and to be honest these are a lot 
    better. His not as bad as people say but he isnít that much better either. 
    Useful but not great! I always drop him early on.
    
    Spells: None
    
     Mae (6/10): The second knight youíll get in the game and also quite early on in 
    the game. Like Ken she canít use magic and can use either lances or spears. I 
    feel Mae grows in use as the game goes on. Nothing special but is a reasonable 
    character.
    
    Her defence, agility and HP all usually turn out pretty good however her attack 
    power seems to dwindle towards the later parts of the game. Most of the time she 
    seems to turn out quite good however on one or two occasions when I have played 
    the game she turned out very average.
    
    However she is not in the top 12 shining force members in my opinion and 
    therefore I usually donít take her.
    
    Spells: None
    
    Arthur (10/10): Youíll get this guy in chapter 2 and heíll seem rubbish! Youíll 
    play with him for a while and heíll still be rubbish mmmmmm where did the 10 
    come from you ask? LOL! This guy is an RPG fans dream! If you can be bothered to 
    spend hours levelling this guy up heíll eventually grow enormously towards level 
    20 un-promoted!
    
    Of course youíll need patience for this? This guy also has the ability to cast 
    several low level mage spells because he spent some time in Manarina. This makes 
    him interesting but not that more powerful, although I think bolt level 1 is a 
    great way to finish off a group of weakened enemies!
    
    However for the most part heís mp is way to low to be a good mage and his very 
    low physical attributes arenít suited to be a good knight. In another guide I 
    had read in the past they put this very well, ?Arthur is the worst knight but 
    the best paladin if promoted at level 20?
    
    Arthur is absolutely fantastic by the time you promote him at level 20! So with
    Patience he will result in a star Shining force member. I take him all the time!
    
    Spells: Blaze (Lv1), freeze (lv1) and bolt (lv1)
    
    Pelle (7/10): So another knight (Lot of these dam things!) Now this guy starts 
    off very strong and I know your thinking along the lines of Wahoo! However after 
    his promoted his stats donít grow much and the other knights over take him. 
    However towards the end heíll start to grow again. Really his just average!
    
    I think this guy is better as a close range fighter with a lance but then again 
    he can also use a spear if needs be.
    
    His defence is probably his best stats but his other stats can only be described 
    as average. This guy is useful to those who like to rush through the game. Iím 
    more the milk every thing a game has to offer guy anyway so donít use him to 
    much. 
    
    Spells: None
    
    Vankar (7/10): Much like Mae in my opinion. He seems average at first but spend 
    a little time with him and heíll turn into a good character. He gains good Hp, 
    attack and defence. He can be a real power house if trained properly.
    
    I think this guy is better as a close range fighter with a lance but then again 
    he can also use a spear if needs be.
    
    A good force member but nothing special, I usually donít use this guy.
    
    Spells: None
    
    Earnest (6/0): So another average knight? Not quite. He has no real weaknesses 
    and is a well rounded character. He can be very useful if you spend time with 
    him but he starts off quite weak.
    
    I find that due to the sheer amount of knights available in the game I hardly 
    ever use him, but I have heard and seen very good things about him. His got 
    quite an attitude as well!
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Mageís promoted to wizards:---------------------------
    
    These characters are weak physically but they have deep inner strength and 
    therefore rely on magic rather than conventional attacks. They have the ability 
    to inflict serious damage on not only one enemy but several enemies using their 
    powerful spells.
    
     No Shining Force will be balanced without some of these supporting your other 
    troops. However you will need other troops to protect these weak individuals 
    from regular front line attacks. Also donít let them become isolated from the 
    rest of your party.
    
    Magic is a useful but limited resource however you will need to utilise the 
    power of magic if you want to complete the game without major difficulties.
    Hopefully this guide will help you pick and choose the mages that are most 
    appropriate to your party.
    
    Tao (6/10): I like this character a lot and I canít see why she is so under-
    rated! Her specialist spell is blaze and this spell will be a great asset to you 
    throughout the whole game.
    
    She has a range of support spells and is the only character in the game to gain 
    level four blaze. Great!
    
    She is therefore very good against un-dead creatures. I find this character will 
    pretty much carry you through the start of the game however I tend to keep her 
    out of my team due to the amount of better characters.
    
    Spells: Blaze (lv4), muddle (lv1) sleep (lv1) and boost (lv1)
    
    Anri (7/10): I like this character a lot, even more than Tao. She is probably 
    the best all round wizard in the game in my opinion. She can gain level four 
    freeze as well as a respectable level two in blaze and bolt.
    
    However she does have low Hp. Although sheís good I canít find any room in my 
    force for her after chapter 4 or 5.
    
    Spells: Blaze (lv2), freeze (lv4) bolt (lv2) and muddle (lv1)
    
    Alef (7/10): Potentially the best wizard in the game however you get her so late 
    on and sheís unprompted! This means tons of training and because sheís so late 
    in the game I donít feel itís worth it. This is why I only give her a 7. Sheís a 
    bolt specialist.
    
    Use her if you want but generally I donít although occasionally I will because 
    she is quite an interesting character.
    
    Spells: Blaze (lv2), freeze (lv2) bolt (lv4) and desoul (lv1)
    
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    Healers promoted to Vicar
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    These characters are strange in the sense that they donít generally cause much 
    harm through any method either magical or physical. They are usually quite weak 
    in terms of defence and Hp either.
    
    However they do have a skill that will be needed in your force for it to fight 
    to maximum capabilities. They have the ability to heal and assist your troops in 
    battle using supportive magic.
    
    You should always one healer on your force?
    
    Lowe (6/10): Steady character with some good healing spells. I generally drop 
    him after the first few chapters because he looses his usefulness as the game 
    progresses.
    
    He has tons of Mp but I donít like his selection of spells at all, the biggest 
    disadvantage over the other healers is the fact he doesnít have aura. He does 
    have decent defence though.
    
    But as I say although I use him for part of the game I usually drop him in 
    favour of other healers, I also feel that one healer is adequate for your force.
    
    Spells: Heal (lv4), Detox (lv1) Quick (lv2) and slow (lv2)
    Khris (9/10): Much better than Lowe in my opinion. Her attack, defence, hp and 
    mp are very reasonable and her spell selection is much more balanced. The level 
    2 aura is much better than detox and she can also use heal level4.
    
    She is also gained early in the game giving you plenty of chance to level her 
    up. She can be great if you donít let her fall behind in levels! I used to leave 
    her out because she started quite weak but now I have played with her Iíve 
    discovered she is much better than Lowe.
    
    When you first get her sheíll really suck but after sheís gained about three 
    levels and she is given a power staff she can start killing enemies very well 
    making her level up a lot faster! Sheís a great team member
    
    Spells: Heal (lv4), aura (lv2) Quick (lv2) and slow (lv2)
    
    Torasu (7/10): You get this guy with Alef right at the end of the game! Just 
    like her he is potentially the best at his field (Alef was wizardry and his is 
    healing) However to get use of him youíll need to train him for a while and at 
    this stage of the game is it worth it?
    
    When is levelled a bit he usually ends up with the best stats of all healers. 
    His level 4 in Aura is of great use and I like his shield ability. However he 
    only has limited heal ability.
    I usually shun this character in favour of Khris.
    
    Spells: Heal (lv2), aura (lv4) detox (lv1) and shield (lv2)
    
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    Archers promoted to Bow masters
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    Hans (5/10): Fair to say he is not my favourite character. As he so often points 
    out, you should not expose him to enemy attacks because he has weak defence. He 
    may have loads of speed but he doesnít get much attack.
    
    As his class suggests he is specialist at long distance attacks, He is good at 
    the start but his levels donít really affect his stats to much so he loses 
    usefulness.
    
    There are better characters so I therefore use Hans very little.
    
    Spells: None
    
    Diane (5/10): She starts off better than Hans but Hans will overtake her just 
    before the end of the game. In my opinion they are both bad.
    
    She doesnít have as much speed as Hans but has more attack power. She like Hans 
    has a very bad defence. I hardly ever use this character either.
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Birdmen promoted to Sky warriors
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    Balbaroy (6/10): Being a birdman is biggest and most obvious asset is that he 
    can fly and therefore has great speed and mobility. He starts off very weak but 
    level him up and heíll be like a flying hero!
    So much so he can carry the hero type swords which enable him to be quite good. 
    However even after you level him up his only average in my opinion. Therefore I 
    never use him.
    
    Spells: None
    
    Amon (6/10): Similar to her husband Balbaroy except she starts off weaker and 
    ends up stronger. Her main weapons are swords, she has great speed and her 
    ability to fly is very useful.
    
    However she is still only average and I hardly ever use her.
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Warriors promoted to gladiators
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    Luke (6/10): Strong, with a high defence but a bit slow. His a great frontline 
    fighter and will be useful throughout the game. He can use axes or swords and 
    will generally be useful throughout the game. 
    
    He is one of the original force and donít be surprised to see him stay there, 
    his not that outstanding but his a decent character whoíll remain helpful all 
    through the game if you keep his levelís up.
    
    I usually never use him outside of the first few chapters.
    
    Spells: None
    
    Gort (6/10): Very similar to Luke and you get him just after Luke. Heíll 
    probably be stronger than Luke when you get him but eventually heíll fall 
    behind. I find him a great asset through the middle stretch of the game but 
    towards the end he looses his positive affect on the Shining Force.
    
    Just like Luke he has decent attack, defence and HP but is a bit slow, he can 
    use swords and axes. I usually drop this guy as the game progresses.
    
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Assault Knight promoted to Strike Knight
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    Lyle (9/10): Best Archer type in the world of Rune!!! I love this guy so much 
    because his a real don! His attack is just fantastic although his defence is a 
    little dodgy.
    
    He starts off a little weak but heíll soon grow into the long range fighter 
    youíve always wanted! His a knight whoís an archer and his stats seem to produce 
    the best from both classes.
    
    This guy is second to none and I always keep him in my team.
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Magic creature (No Promotion)
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    Domingo (9/10): Another great character who is a mass have, however to get him 
    youíll need to collect and hatch an egg. This great creature starts off weak but 
    will climb levels as fast as you could dream.
    
    He flies and has an amazing defence, so much so a lot of enemies can only do 1 
    damage to him. His attack is only average but he has immense speed. What is the 
    downside? The enemies tend to attack him more than anyone else except 
    max!!!(Main character)
    
    Youíll be stupid not to take this guy on the team.
    
    Spells: Freeze (lv4), boost (lv4) muddle (lv1) and desoul (lv1)
    
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    Dragon promoted to great dragon
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    Bleu (9/10): This guy starts off very weak and this is the only reason he 
    doesnít get a 10. However if you promote him and work on him a little he 
    suddenly becomes some sort of super character.
    
    His defence will be great, so will his attack but best of all will be his Hp! 
    This guy must be on the team the only problem is he makes the game nearly to 
    easy?
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Werewolf promoted to Wolf Baron
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    Zylo (9/10): Another must have Shining force member. He has great stats all 
    round and can move around forest and mountain terrain without penalty! Just 
    donít promote this guy too early and youíll have a great character.
    
    Even if you promote him early youíll end up with a good character. This guy will 
    be in your front line and should lead your Shining force team to victory!
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Robot promoted Cyborg
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    Adam (8/10): Good not great and thatís after you work on him. Heíll start off 
    very weak and this is in chapter 7!!! However if you do work on him you get a 
    cool looking character with high HP and defence with decent attack and poor 
    movement.
    
    I occasionally use this guy as I quite like him but if you canít be bothered to 
    train him up donít use him!!! But give him a try and youíll get a decent member 
    of the Shining force
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Samurai (No promotion)
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    Musashi (9/10): His movement rate stinks but his a great fighter with great 
    attack, defence ECT!!!
    I always use this character and you should to? Itís not even as if you need to 
    build him up!
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Ninja (No promotion)
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    Hanzou (8/10): Reasonable fighter with some spells thrown in for good measure. 
    His a great asset to the team but you get him so close to the end it really 
    takes the pleasure out of getting him.
    
    I sometimes use him but the choice is yours.
    
    Spells: Dispell (LV1), Sleep (LV1), Shield (LV1), Desoul (LV1)
    
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    Yogurt (No promotion)
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    Jogurt (1/10): Jogurt the Yogurt! Somethingís not right here. Well when you get 
    this guy you reckon he must be some super secret character as you will see him 
    in several locations before hand. However I have only given him one because 
    basically this is the same as all his stats!!!
    
    If by some miracle or you try really hard and he kills someone then youíll get a 
    special Yogurt ring, the secrets out!!! Not quite. All this does is turn one of 
    your characters into a Yogurt. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! On top of this he canít get over 
    level 1. He doesnít even have any spells! Well if this character has a secret I 
    have yet to find it, I never use this guy and you canít really blame me.
    
    Put simply he is the worse character I have seen in any RPG and I have played 
    loads of them.
    
    Spells: None
    
    
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    Winged knight promoted to sky lord
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    Kokichi (9/10): A flying knight basically. He starts off pretty bad and looks 
    like an idiot however build him up and you have a capable member of the Shining 
    Force. 
    
    I usually use him although he isnít that outstanding his useful throughout the 
    whole game.
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Steam Knight to Steam Baron
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    Guntz (9/10): A real tank which would have got a 10 other than one major 
    weakness, he has a terrible movement rate. He starts off average but will grow 
    quite fast and soon heíll be an unstoppable tank!
    
    Spells: None
    
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    Monk promoted to Master Monk
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    Gong (710): Good not great, an average healer and an average fighter put the two 
    together and you have a reasonable character that you may choose or you may not, 
    I tend to shun the character but he can be useful.
    
    The level 1 aura spell is useful but not that powerful late in the game but the 
    level 4 heal is a nice asset. Donít feel bad to choose this character but Iím 
    sure you can do better.
    
    Spells: Heal (Lv4), aura (lv1)
    
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    Most characters in the game will automatically join as you play through the 
    story line however there are certain characters you have to find or do certain 
    things to get. This is why I refer to them as secret characters.
    
    Youíll often find these characters are quite good anyway here they are and where 
    you find them in order of appearance (Sound like the cast of a film) anyway I 
    wonít tell you about them, thatís in the character guide section.
    
    Gong: This monk is the first hidden character in the game and that extra 
    character will help you in the first couple of fights. All you need to do is use 
    egress or run from the first fight at the gate and walk to the little house near 
    the gate. (You canít get in there the first time because a cart takes you 
    straight from Guardiana to the battle, thatís why you need to run or use egress) 
    
    Iím not sure but I think you can do the same thing in the second fight when you 
    are trying to get back to Guardiana. 
    
    When you enter the house by the gate youíll find a house with two characters 
    outside, one is a hamster called Jogurt and the other is Gong heíll be chopping 
    firewood outside the house. Talk to him and heíll explain he has been fighting 
    evil for a while and would like to help you out. Wahoo you now have Gong on the 
    team.
    
    Gort: Before you leave Guardiana for the first time go and talk to Gort in the 
    green in the green dragon bar. Listen to his stories. After you return to 
    Guardiana and you see its destroyed head towards the bar and youíll notice it is 
    not destroyed like the rest of the town.
    
    Go inside and the bar keeper explains Gort fought off the monsters. Talk to Gort 
    and heíll say the action has made him angry for more and heíll join the force.
    
    Arthur: This guy is in the magical city of Manarina. He will be on the roof top 
    near a clothes line, talk to him the first time you enter Manarina and then 
    again after youíve fought the battle in the cavern under the city. 
    
    Heíll then inform you that he has become bored with life In the city and wishes 
    to see some action and heíll therefore join the force.
    
    Jogurt: Make sure you talk to Jogurt where you meet Gong. Later if you walk to 
    the back of the alter behind the priest at the first Pao City youíll eventually 
    see Jogurt run off you will now have him in the force.
    
    Vankar: When the Pao city moves for the first time explore the area and youíll 
    find a knight called Vankar standing around. Talk to him and heíll say that he 
    had been a failure in the past and wants to correct this by fighting evil with 
    you.
    
    Kokichi: Talk to him in Bustoke so that he tries to show you his flying 
    invention. When he flies off leave and continue the story. When Pao city firsts 
    moves Kokichi will fly down and crash near you. Heíll then offer to join your 
    party.
    
    Domingo: In Manarina you can retrieve an Domingo egg. In the second city of Pao 
    look around and youíll find a guy with a egg hatching machine, talk to him and 
    heíll hatch your egg.
    
    This will hatch a Domingo from the Domingo egg (Didnít see that coming!) Domingo 
    will then join your ranks!
    
    Guntz: Talk to him and his creator in Rindo several times. Later in Pao youíll 
    find him in a sheep pen, talk to him and heíll join your party!
    
    Lyle: Find on a roof in Rudo, it is the city that has been taken over by 
    children. Talk to him and heíll join up!
    
    Musashi: You find this guy in Prompt. Youíll notice there is a little white sign 
    on one of the buildings (One with two doors); this does not have any relevance 
    when youíre first in Prompt. 
    
    After you escape from jail however youíll be able to search the sign and youíll 
    receive a note saying that Musashi has joined your party.
    
    Hanzou: On one of the bushes in Runefaust youíll see a little yellow thingy 
    (Seeing Hanzou is a ninja I think it is a meant to be a throwing thingy that 
    kills people) Search it and Hanzou will join up with your party.
    
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    Spoiler Warning! The rest of this guide WILL contain spoilers. To be safe I 
    recommend that you assume every piece of text from this point is a spoiler. You 
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    -----Intro-----
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    Watch the introduction and youíll learn all the background you need to know 
    about Shining Force. Just in case you donít know Iíll run through it for you. 
    One thousand years ago a great battle between good and evil took place.
    
    You wonít be surprised to know that the forces of good won the battle and locked 
    away the evil into another dimension. The gateways from this dimension to our 
    world were sealed.
    
    The forces of evil promised they would return in 1000 years when they had 
    gathered enough power to break through into this world. The forces of good did 
    not want this and built two massive cities to protect the gateways. The cities 
    were those of Runefaust and Guardiana.
      
    However over the next ten decades the people of Rune forgot about the struggles 
    of the past. This is where we start the game in the land of Rune 1000 years 
    after the forces of evil had been defeated.
    
    Recently the army of Runefaust has been terrorizing the world and at the same 
    time hordes of evil monster have been appearing also. Could there be a link 
    between this and the forces of evil?
    
    Now we start the game by talking to Simone who will give you the options of 
    starting a new game and several other useful options. All you need to do now is 
    name your character and begin the game!
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.1---Chapter 1: Runefaust Invasion --
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
    
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    A: Guardiana! 
    -----------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Max Ė Swordsman Ė Level 1
    - Lowe Ė Healer Ė Level 1
    - Tao Ė Mage Ė Level 1
    - Luke - warrior Ė Level 1
    - Ken Ė Knight Ė Level 1
    - Hans Ė Archer Ė Level 1
    - Gong Ė Monk Ė Level 1
    
    You will start the game in the back garden of Guardianaís chapel. You will be 
    recovering from a blow by Varios who is training you to be a fighter. At the 
    moment you are weak (Level 1) and this is highlighted as Varios had knocked you 
    out with nearly no effort!
    
    After this Varios stops the training for today because he feels youíve had 
    enough, you should now head north up the steps and through the door. Once you 
    reach the bookcase (You can search it if you want to see a whole range of 
    fighting books) head east and Lowe will come towards you.
    
    Lowe will say how amazed he is at how much swords work you do and tell you he 
    canít do so much. Yep youíve guessed it he isnít a fighter! Anyway Lowe will now 
    block your path so head back to the back garden and Varios will talk to you 
    saying that he seeís your potential as a fighter and that soon youíll be tested.
    
    A soldier comes and tells Varios the king wants him. Varios will go after the 
    soldier telling you to prepare for battle! Sounds like Varios is concerned about 
    something?
    
    Go back to Lowe and heíll say that Varios was very pale and that he (Lowe) feels 
    something big is going to happen. Lowe then says we should split up and find out 
    what is going on and with that he finally gets out of our way.
    Now we can explore the town however there isnít anything crucial to do here 
    except having a bit of fun! Talk to the priest and heíll tell you his been 
    having dreams about the town in ruins. There is another girl in the town which 
    has been having a similar dream. There must be something in these dreams!
    
    You can go into the store here but the weapon geezer is sick of buying and 
    selling and wonít serve you however the item geezer will. They are both in the 
    same shop!
    
    If you to try and leave town to the south the guards will stop you so just talk 
    around town and youíll find out a bit about the situation in the game. Also go 
    to the Green dragon bar and listen to the old man in there because doing so will 
    allow him to join your team later on.
    
    If you like pissing people off then push the cart in town and itíll run down a 
    bloke who then gets very stressed at this! Great fun I thought!
    Talk to everyone possible as youíll get some decent information and a lot of 
    fun!
    
    Anyway we are trying to find out what is going on so head north towards the 
    castle because Varios was asked to see the king and kings usually live in 
    castles. 
    
    Just before you enter the castle where you see two guards standing by the gate 
    head to the west and youíll notice a little building blocked by one guard with a 
    shield sign by it. Examine the shield and youíll discover it is the Shining 
    force HQ! However the guard will not let you in without Varios permission!
    
    Once in the castle you can look around and talk to the powerful looking knights, 
    climb the tower and check out the treasury. In the treasury you can push past 
    the soldier but when you reach the treasure chests heíll chuck you out. Donít 
    worry we can check back here later.
    
    You can also check the tower out, you can scare the old guy by looking through 
    the wrong side of the telescope and then you can look through the telescope 
    yourself!
    
    Go to the throne room and youíll over hear the King and his advisors talk about 
    you theyíll then notice you and all the kingís advisors will ask you to step 
    before the king. Do so and the king will explain that Guardiana was placed here 
    to protect the gate of the ancients (Containing the forces of evil but the king 
    doesnít realise this) However Runefaust are trying to open the gate and that 
    Guardiana must prevent this at all costs!
    
    The plan is to send out a small group of young but skilled warriors to 
    investigate the activities at the gate without being noticed. Ok! The king asks 
    you whether youíd lead the force, you can say no but this will stop the game 
    progressing and I donít think thatís really an option. So say yes and the king 
    will ask you to go back to town to collect your troops.
    
    Remember how the knights had kept insulting your abilities before? Now itís time 
    to go and rub their noses in your glory so head towards one of the bed rooms 
    with a knight standing by the door. Talk to the knight and heíll run off 
    screaming that he should of lead the force.
    
    Anyway head back to town and Luke, Tao, Hans and ken will join the force. After 
    Lowe will run up and join the force. Finally Nova come and say heíll join your 
    force as an advisor, what this basically means is that he stay at HQ and gives 
    you a piece of advice per battle. Heíll also be the one that allows you to 
    switch the force members about.
    
    Now head back to the king and heíll give you 100 coins. You can now use the 
    Shining Force HQ. If you go back to where the knights were training youíll see 
    them in a new cool formation.
    You can now finally leave Guardiana, do so and a cart will take you to the 
    ancient gate automatically. When you get there an earthquake hits the battle 
    screen making the landscape a little more interesting. 
    
    Never mind about this the enemies want to open the gate and they arenít going to 
    let you interfere. However as soon as you are able, escape the battle and get 
    Gong (See secret characters) After go back to the ancient gate and prepare for 
    your first battle.
    
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    -----Battle 1-----
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    Nova Advice: A word of advice, seek the hermit who lives by the gate of the 
    ancients. (This is basically referring to the secret character Gong. Although it 
    isnít really battle advice I find the extra character will make the battle a lot 
    easier.)
    
    Battle 1: The gate of the ancients
    
    Objective of the battle: To kill the Rune knight
    
    Enemies: 5 Goblins, 2 Dark Dwarves and 1 Rune Knight 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 5
    
    My average Level after battle: 3
    
    This is the first battle so is quite easy, I would have given the difficulty 
    rating as a 3 but because it is the first battle newbieís may need to get use to 
    the controls ect.
    
    Try to keep in a formation of two noticeable lines, the front line and the back 
    line. Ken and Luke should be up front with Lowe, Gong, Tao and Hans at the back. 
    Max should be protected however he should be strong enough to go to the front 
    lines and fight the front lines of goblins.
    
    
    The goblins after they have found their positions will tend not to move so try 
    and pick them off with Hans, Tao (Blaze) and Ken. If youíve got Gong it the 
    extra man advantage will tell so I recommend you get him (Look at the secret 
    character guide)
    
    The rune knight is sort of like a mini boss but it is not unique, doesnít 
    regenerate or do anything else that a boss does except win you the battle when 
    you kill it. Donít charge the Rune knight however because if you do the dark 
    dwarves will demolish you.
    
    I would fight this fight a couple of times in order to get every member of the 
    force at level 3 or above.
    
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    -----End of Battle 1----
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    The knight issues some chilling last words informing you that it is too late and 
    even as he speaks Guardiana is getting attacked by Runefaust! Nova asks you to 
    go and see if what the creature says is true and so you exit the gate of the 
    ancients.
    
    Looking over the horizon a whole heap of enemies are blocking the route to 
    Guardiana and on top of that the earthquake as blocked the easy path back! Not 
    only must we fight our way back to Guardiana we must do it heading around the 
    mountains and the very rough terrain! 
    
    On to battle number 2!
    
    
    
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    -----Battle 2-----
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    Nova Advice: None
    
    Battle 2: Fight to Guardiana!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or enter Guardiana with Max
    
    Enemies: 6 Goblins, 3 Dark Dwarves and 2 Rune Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 3
    
    My average Level after battle: 4
    
    If you have followed my advice and have an average level of 3 then this fight 
    will be easier than the first, try to get your characters all past level 4 
    before the end of this battle if you can. Also remember you can still get Gong 
    if you need him.
    
    The first part of this battle will be quite slow as you have to work your way 
    north to get around the mountain and this terrain is covered with hills and 
    forests.
    
    
    It is worth trying to keep Luke and Hans as your northern most troops because 
    they arenít really affected as much by the terrain.
     As you make your way north try and pick off one or two of the goblins (They 
    retreat to the north) with Hans, Tao or Ken. There really is no strategy needed 
    here until you approach the bridge.
    
    The game has bad artificial intelligence and for some reason the enemies wonít 
    cross the bridge to attack you so you can use your long range attacks either 
    side of the bridge to attack your enemies without crossing the bridge or getting 
    attacked!
    
    You can win this battle by killing all your enemies or entering Guardiana but 
    really the only option is to kill all your enemies because you need the coins 
    and experience.
    
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    -----End of Battle 2----
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    B: Return to Guardiana! 
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    New Force Members:
    - Mae Ė Knight Ė Level 2
    - Gort Ė Warrior Ė Level 2
    
    
    Head into Guardiana after the battle and youíll be addressed by the two guards 
    who are stationed at the entrance of Guardiana. Theyíll inform you that 
    Runefaust has attacked Guardiana! Well you probably already gathered that due to 
    the fact that most of the buildings have been destroyed!
    
    Accompanied by some cool music you should talk around town to get a better 
    picture of what has happened. Although most of the knights were lost the 
    townsfolk and soldiers are tired and injured but not dead.
    
    Apparently the Runefaust hordes pulled back when victory was near and no-one 
    knows why, people are scared of another attack! Well anyway you have work to do! 
    Start off by going to the green dragon bar again and if you talk to Gort again 
    heíll join the force on the account that he enjoyed the battle! Talk to the bar 
    owner and heíll say the old man single handily defended the bar!
    
    Now you should make your way to the castle where one of the kingís advisors will 
    come running out of the throne room in a panic! Heíll inform you that the king 
    has been injured!
    
    Youíll automatically follow him and youíll see a very sad seen where Varios is 
    killed by Kane. Mae Varios daughter obviously annoyed by her fathers death runs 
    in and attempts to hurt Kane. Kane merely pushes her away and disappears 
    claiming Guardiana is no longer worthy of his attention!
    
    Mae and Max will then address the king where he gives a long speech about what 
    Runefaust is up to, basically they want to gain access to the tower through the 
    gate of the ancients and that Runefaust will be after a key to do this.
    The king then asks you to stop Runefaust and then the king dies! Mae will then 
    want revenge for her farther and join your party!
    
    Looks like weíve got a big job to do! Oh well, make your first stop the 
    treasury! There you will find 7 chests, one will be empty, but in the others 
    youíll find a power potion, a defence potion, an antidote, an angel wing, a 
    medical herb and some coins.
    
    Talk around town again as most people have more to say now, you may also find it 
    interesting to go and see the old guy in the north of the chapel as he can 
    inform you of a legend which may have some significant!
    
    Also if you want you can buy a hand axe for Luke and sell his old short sword! 
    Once your finished here head out for Alterone but prepare for a fight to do so!
    
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    -----Battle 3-----
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    Nova Advice: Beware of giant bats! The fly swiftly and fight fiercely.
    
    Battle 3: Fight to Alterone!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or enter Alterone with Max
    
    Enemies: 5 giant bats, 5 Dark Dwarves and 5 Rune Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 5
    
    
    This battle will be slightly harder than others you have faced! When you 
    approach the bridge, two bats will charge you down; beware their ability to put 
    your characters to sleep.
    
    However you should be able to outnumber them but be sure to do it quick because 
    the dwarves will approach you if you get to close. Once youíve destroyed these 
    guys you can have a bit of a breather. Once youíve regrouped head north and 
    eventually three bats will attack you but be careful not to fight a battle on 
    two fronts by alerting the knights to the east of your presence.
    
    The knights are quite easy now as long as you donít let them surround a 
    character! Oh yeah make the knights come to you and theyíll fall quite quickly.
    
    The basic rules to follow in this battle are to keep all your troops bunched 
    together and to protect Max if he falls to sleep when he is attacked by a giant 
    bat. Once youíve finished you can go in to Alterone!
    
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    -----End of Battle 3----
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    C: Alterone! 
    ----------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Khris Ė Healer Ė Level 2
    - Gort Ė Warrior Ė Level 2
    
    Once in Alterone make your way over the linear path until you reach your first 
    house, go inside and youíll learn thereís a secret passage in the castle! Next 
    go into the basement and open all the chests, two will contain noting, one will 
    contain 70coins and one will contain a bronze lance. You can use this on Ken if 
    you want.
    
    Search around and talk to everyone. Youíll discover that most people donít care 
    about the problems of Rune.
    
    Youíll also find a witch who offers to predict your future; she claims that 
    youíll die if you head north! Bah thatís not going to stop us is it? If you go 
    to the Chop and Bop shop youíll be able to open loads of chests! In them youíll 
    find two lots of 50 coins and a healing seed.
    
    Youíll also be able to push a cart at a girl, sheíll get stressed that youíve 
    ruined her dress and will push you into the river; youíll then land on a 
    platform with a chest, open it for a power potion.
    
    In the priestís house, the priest is out but you can still open a chest in there 
    to get a medical herb. In the north of the town youíll find a man who loves 
    money (Check out what he says and then read the book shelf!) In his basement 
    youíll find four chests, two will contain nothing, 1 will have a middle sword 
    (you can equip it on a warrior if you want to) and a healing seed.
    
    In the far north west of the town accessible by travelling west from the castle 
    youíll find a building with a chest in it, open it for a medical herb!
    
    Now is time to enter the castle, once in there youíll discover the soldiers 
    arenít in to doing work. Search around the castle to find lots of treasure 
    including a chest with noting in it, a chest with a wooden arrow in it and loads 
    of healing items. 
    
    Next go to the armoury for some serious treasure! Youíll get the bread of life, 
    a defence potion, a middle sword (Can equip it on your other warrior now) and 
    100 coins
    
    In the north west of the castle you can go down a set of stairs do so and youíll 
    see some rune knights run off, the soldier denies everything? something fishy 
    here.
    
    Talk to the king and heíll say that you should follow him to see a tactician and 
    you have no choice but to follow him. On the way youíll have access to another 
    chest with a wooden chest in it.
    
    
    When you get there youíll learn that Alterone has surrendered to Runefaust and 
    Kane will order you to be thrown in prison, here you can talk to the priest and 
    get healed ect. 
    
    Search the door and Khris will come and rescue you by opening a secret passage 
    that leads to Alterone and past the Shining force HQ. Khris will then join your 
    party! Once youíre prepared enter Alterone again and Kane will have an army 
    ready to crush you.
    
    Luckily for you Kane is ordered back to Runefaust by the evil Dark Sol! As Kane 
    leaves he orders his troops to attack and youíre thrown into battle 4!
    
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    -----Battle 4-----
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    Nova Advice: The enemies mages and archers attack best from afar. Charge them 
    quickly.
    
    Battle 4: Battle of Alterone!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies
    
    Enemies: 4 giant bats, 4 Dark Dwarves, 2 snipers, 1 dark mage and 4 Rune Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 5
    
    My average Level after battle: 6
    
    This battle isnít easy but it should be easier than the last, try to train up 
    Khris a bit and try to get all your characters up to about level 6.
    
    The four giant bats will attack you straight away and you should destroy them 
    before moving on, as you do the rune knights will secure and block the bridge to 
    the north.
    
    The Dwarves will do the same to the bridge in the east while the mage and 
    archers set up a decent position across the river. Donít be lured into attacking 
    them across the river because your long range fire power doesnít match up to 
    them! 
    
    Instead choose to go north or east and take on the dwarves or the rune knights 
    you should find that the mages and archers retreat away from your position 
    behind the enemies you didnít fight!
    
    This part of the battle is hardest but because the enemies are grouped together 
    blaze 2 can cause havoc in enemy ranks!
    
    Another method is also possible, if your party members are strong enough divide 
    them into two groups, the stronger party should go north and the weaker east, 
    this will make the battle a lot quicker!
    
     Once all the enemies are killed the battle is won!
    
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    -----End of Battle 4----
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    After the battle Nova will tell you to go and see the King of Alterone and we 
    will in a minute but first talk around.
     Everyone in Alterone now hates Kane and thanks you for what you have done. 
    Talking around will also give you Kaneís next location, the town of Rindo! 
    
    Anyway now you should head to the castle and note that now all the guards are 
    taking their jobs seriously. When you meet the king he asks if you can forgive 
    him because Kane had a magical hold over him, say yes and heíll tell you of a 
    secret tunnel opened by looking into the dragon head statue!
    
    Before we do this go to where we first saw the Runefaust knights which was 
    blocked by a guard before, it is now accessible to you and youíll find three 
    chests here, two are empty but one holds 50 coins.
    
    Now go back upstairs and search the dragon head by the waterfall and say yes 
    when it asks whether you want to pull the lever. The waterfall will subside and 
    a door is now accessible, use it. At the end of the passage a voice will sound 
    summarizing the chapter and youíll be asked if you want to save your game. With 
    that chapter 1: Runefaust invasion draws to a close and Chapter 2 begins!
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.2---Chapter 2: Spirit of the holy Spring--
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
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    A: Rindo 
    ------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    
    - None -
    
    Max and his part have followed Kane to the village of Rindo! Max starts off 
    outside the village and you have no other option than to go in side! In here the 
    first thing I would do is go the weapons shop and buy 3 power staffs, one for 
    Tao, one for Lowe and one for Khris. You should also so sell any old equipment 
    remember we got lots of old equipment from Alterone!
    
    Also notice the large open space in the south east, there is a sign here 
    informing us a circus will soon be appearing here! You can also see a terrible 
    play in a building on the west side of town. Itís basically a two second story 
    of Max getting destroyed by a great Runefaust knight! What a load of crap!
    
    Next to the pier thereís a grey coloured house go in there and open the chest to 
    get a speed ring which gives +4 to agility! Next go to the pier and the guy 
    there will inform you that Kane bought all of the boats there and thereís only 
    one left! Unfortunately it is the majors! Go to the majors house and heíll 
    refuse to give it to you.
    
    Do everything else you need to do here and exit the town to fight battle number 
    5! 
    
    
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    -----Battle 5-----
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    Nova Advice: Zombies and other unnatural creatures suffer heavily from magical 
    fire.
    
    Battle 5: Battle to Manarina!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or enter Manarina with Max
    
    Enemies: 4 giant bats, 3 Dark Dwarves, 2 snipers, 3 dark mage and 4 Zombies
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 8
    
    My average Level after battle: 6
    
    Quite a difficult battle and those still new to the game may find this battle 
    very hard! It starts off very easy, the ordinary bats and dwarves will fight you 
    for control of the bridge and doing this is relatively easy.
    
    Once youíve done this you have to track across a large yellow area which makes 
    movement very slow! About halfway across youíll meet two snipers and a dark 
    mage. As long as your part isnít isolated itís quite easy.
    
    Make sure your front fighters stop for a while to let the other characters catch 
    up, try to make sure Lowe learns detox because some of the enemies we are facing 
    can poison you!
    
    The next stage is very difficult, several zombies will attack you, with great 
    defence, good attack and the ability to poison you these will really slow you 
    down! At the same time several dark mages will start throwing blaze 2 spells at 
    you!
    
    The trick is not to place part members next to each other. At the same time use 
    Tao has much as possible to burn those zombies! Make sure you donít waste Taoís 
    Mp early on!
    
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    -----End of Battle 5----
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    B: Manarina! 
    ----------------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Anri Ė Mage Ė Level 3
    - Arthur Ė Knight Ė Level 4
    
    Now you can enter Manarina do so and talk to everyone outside to get apologies 
    for the dark mages attacking you apparently they thought you were from 
    Runefaust!
    
    Anyway go inside the far building to find the Shining Force HQ and a priest. Now 
    go into the near building and youíll find Anri! She doesnít believe your stories 
    because she doesnít know who you are! That is until Nova turns up and tells Anri 
    that youíre a good guy!
    
    Anri runs off to think about her situation. Explore Manarina to find lots of 
    things! In one room a mage will say he doesnít often get visitors because his 
    strange. Talk to him again and heíll tell you to search the machine next to him. 
    Do so and youíll get a Domingo egg.
    Go upstairs and youíll end up on the roof, youíll see Arthur a knight standing 
    by a clothes line, talk to him and heíll join later. On this same level youíll 
    find Anri and this time she wants to join the fight because her farther would 
    have wanted this!
    
    Search around and youíll find a person offers to chance you into an animal, if 
    you agree youíll turn into a hen! Carry on along the path until you bump into a 
    passage being blocked by a guard, heíll let you through because your cute! You 
    will then find a mage who will turn you into a human again. 
    
    You can then talk to the mage to get some information about Shade abbey! Once 
    youíve had enough fun in the town you can go back to where you first say Anri. 
    Go north of this point and youíll meet a mage named Otrant. Heíll inform you 
    that the spirit of the holy shrine may be able to help you but you can only see 
    the spirit if you get a special orb from the cavern of darkness! 
    
    There is a stairway in this room use it and go down eventually youíll end up in 
    the cavern of darkness which happens to be battle number 6! 
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 6-----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: In tight places such as caverns, look before you leap into battle. 
    Plan Ahead!
    
    Battle 6: Cavern of Darkness
    
    Objective: Kill the skeleton
    
    Enemies: 5 giant bats, 1 skeleton, 4 dark mage and 3 Zombies
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 7
    
    My average Level after battle: 7
    
    You start of the battle by fighting a couple of zombies which will be easily 
    dealt with by any fighter worth his weapon! I would try and take them out with 
    magic however, as you will probably be able to take them out this way without 
    taking a hit.
    
    The next task is to secure the bridge from a dark mage and a couple of snipers.
    Once this is done and you cross the bridge youíll fight several giant bats who 
    should be quite easy by now.
    
    However there is a chance that the bats will attack you while your fighting for 
    the bridge and this will make things difficult!  
    
    As you approach the last remaining opponents, a skeleton and three dark mages, 
    the mages will change into an ultra defensive formation
    
    This can make it hard to kill them effectively but as long as your team isnít 
    bunched together youíll easily kill them. The skeleton is easy! It doesnít even 
    move. Once the skeleton is killed youíll win the battle but it is unlikely that 
    when you face the skeleton there are any enemies left anyway!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 6----
    *************************
    
    Once the battle is won open the multiple chests on offer to get the orb of 
    light, a wooden staff, a power staff, a medical herb and most importantly a 
    power ring. Be sure to equip this ring on someone! 
    
    Now exit the cavern and head back to Otrant and heíll tell you to use the orb in 
    the shrine! Go there and do so and the spirit will appear and say that the 
    legacy of the ancients is the containment of a great evil which the evil dark 
    sol hopes to unlock!
    
    The spirit will ask you to defeat dark sol. Head back to Otrant and heíll tell 
    you that the spirit has chosen you as the chosen one! Didnít see that one coming 
    did you!    
    
    Before you go head back to the guy who gave you the Domingo egg and heíll tell 
    you to get a boat from Rindo. Also go back to Arthur and heíll join the force. 
    Now you should head back to Rindo.
    
    -----------------------------------
    C: Return to Rindo! 
    -----------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - None -
    
    Once there talk about. Talk to the man at the pier again and he suggests you 
    should talk to the major again. Talk to the major and he says you can have the 
    boat if you save his son he has disappeared.
    
    Remember the majors son said he liked the circus? Well go to the man at the 
    gates and heíll let you in to look for the son. Once in there youíll meet the 
    witch from Alterone.
    
    She says that she canít stay to fight you but her pets will deal with you, with 
    that she leaves and battle 7 begins.
    
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 7-----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Greater numbers alone will not win battles. Keep your troops in 
    close formation.
    
    Battle 7: Circus Battle
    
    Objective: Kill the Marionette
    
    Enemies: Marionette (boss), 2 Dire Clowns, 3 Mannequins, 3 Evil Puppets and 3
    Giant Bats 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 9
    
    My average Level after battle: 8
    
    This battle is the hardest battle youíve faced so far by a long shot! In my 
    opinion this could be the hardest battle of the game! The first point is that it 
    contains the first real boss of the game. It is unique, tough and regenerates! 
    
    First off kill all the enemies on your left and then all the giant bats on your 
    right. Keep your troops in close formation like Nova suggested. After all have 
    been eliminated make your way onto the podium and kill the puppets here.
    
    Once you reach the dire clowns kill them from distance because they hardly ever 
    move. When you get to the main boss prepare to be hit by freeze level 3! Hit 
    hard and surround the boss and you should eventually be successful!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 7----
    *************************
    
    
    After the fierce battle the majors son escapes and returns home after look 
    around and open all the chests to find 50 coins, steel arrow and a defence 
    potion. Equip the steel arrow on Hans.
    
    Go back to the major and heíll allow you to use his ship! Go on the ship and the 
    witch will turn up and burn the ship! The man by the docks suggests you to see 
    the major again. 
    
    The major will inform you that the only other port town is Uranbatol and to get 
    there you have to go north through shade abbey. Before you go you can check out 
    the theatre to see a new somewhat flattering play!
    
    -------------------------------
    D: Shade Abbey!
    -------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Balbaroy Ė Birdman Ė Level 5
    - Amon Ė Birdman Ė Level 5
    
    Once finished you should head towards shade abbey to the north of Rindo. Once 
    there a bird man called Amon will ask you to rescue another bird man called 
    Balbaroy from inside!
    
    Go inside and youíll soon realise something is fishy as the characters here 
    block off all exits, walk through up to the main room and Balbaroy will ask you 
    to run because you are in a trap!
    
    To late! Dark Sol turns up and leaves some un-dead to kill you! This will be 
    battle number 8
    
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 8-----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Mages are powerful but even their powers have limits. Use magic 
    sparingly.
    
    Battle 8: Chapel Battle!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or the Ghoul
    
    Enemies: 6 Zombies, 3 skeletons and 1 ghoul (Boss)
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 8
    
    My average Level after battle: 10
    
    This is a reasonably tough battle because Max is isolated and you are fighting 
    in a small space. The key to this battle is Anri and Tao unleashing vast amounts 
    of blaze level 2!
    
    This battle yields a lot of experience and coins so spend a while building up to 
    between levelís 8-10. The ghoul doesnít move so that part of the battle is easy, 
    just make sure your healers are constantly available to help out your fighters 
    when they need it.
    
    If youíre at around my level the fight shouldnít be hard, it wonít be easy but 
    it wonít be hard either. Once youíre done Balbaroy will join you!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 8----
    *************************
    
    When youíre finished here head to the front of the Shade Abbey and youíll be 
    able to get Amon the bid man to join. This marks the end of Chapter 2 however to 
    get to Uranbatol we will need to travel through Bustoke.
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.3---Chapter 3: Secret weapon of Runefaust -------
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    ----------------------------------------
    A: Bustoke
    ----------------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Diana Ė Archer Ė Level 6
    - Zylo Ė Werewolf Ė Level 9
    - Pelle Ė Knight Ė Level 8
    
    A new town! First things first go to the weapons shop and buy the axes for your 
    warriors and power spears for your knights! Sell off any old gear you have to 
    get some coins and some space.
    
    Visit the throne room of Bustoke and you can get Diana and I would put her in 
    place of Hans. Youíll also notice there is no room for Amon or Balbaroy in your 
    team although you can put them in if you want but I generally donít.
    
    Talk around and youíll learn most of the men have been taken by Runefaust to dig 
    in the quarry to search for a secret weapon. Youíll also notice a powerful 
    warrior named Zylo was made mad by Runefaust and the people of Bustoke locked 
    him up for their safety! To heal him youíll need to make Lunar Dew but to do 
    this you need to obtain a moon stone. 
    
    Once this is has all been done you can leave to the quarry from the east but 
    this will lead to battle so be prepared!
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 9-----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Use your flying friends well. Also, monks and priests gain 
    experience by healing.
    
    Battle 9: Quarry Battle!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or the master mage
    
    Enemies: 2 dark mages, 3 skeletons, 4 dark priests, 2 dark elves, 1 lizard man 
    and 1 master mage
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 10
    
    I usually donít use my birdmen so Novaís advice is pretty useless for me however 
    this battle isnít that hard. You start off by facing two skeletons which are 
    easy by now.
    
    You then need to travel through a narrow passage with two dark elves on a ledge 
    to the north firing at you! This is probably when the birdmen come in but weíll 
    have to make do with our archers, mages and all our knights with their trusty 
    power spears!
    
    After this we will fight our way through several dark mages and dark priests 
    before we reach the bottom level which is the home of a master mage, a lizard 
    man, a dark priest and a skeleton.
    
    The lizard man is strong but not too difficult and the other two enemies are 
    easy however the master mage uses freeze level 2 and is quite powerful. But he 
    should still fall if you surround and destroy!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 9----
    *************************
    
    
    The master mage informs you that the laser eye was taken and that the shining 
    force will die with his last breathe and then die! Cool! Anyway go in the cave 
    to the north and open the chest to get the moon stone.
    
    
    Also check all the wall squares on the left hand side of the cave because you 
    can find Sugoi Mizugi which apparently translates to awesome swimsuit! Give it 
    to Tao and itíll change her appearance on the map but not in battle basically it 
    is a useless but fun item!
    
    Head back to Bustoke and all the men would have returned, they are all grateful 
    and one even offers to join the shining force but obviously this is just a joke! 
    See the alchemist and heíll make up some lunar dew.
    
    In one of the houses thereís a basement go there to see a lot of machinery and a 
    guy called Kokichi, examine the machinery so that he comments on your 
    interfering! Then talk to him and heíll offer to show you his work! Go outside 
    and the experiment will go wrong however this will allow you to recruit him 
    later.
    
    Now head to where Zylo was locked up and you can now cure him, do so and heíll 
    join the force!!! Put him in your team straight away because he is a god! In my 
    game I replaced him with Lowe!
    
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 10----
    ******************
    
    
    
    
    Nova Advice: Use healing powers as much as possible.
    
    Battle 10: Battle to Pao Bridge!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or enter the bridge
    
    Enemies: 2 dark mages, 5 skeletons, 4 dark priests, 2 sniper, 2 lizard man and 4 
    Pegasus Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 4
    
    My average Level after battle: 11
    
    Bah this isnít really a battle at all, I think all it was designed to do is show 
    you how good Zylo is! He is unaffected by the vast amounts of forest and bad 
    terrain and can travel immense distances very quickly!
    
    Anyway the new enemy the Pegasus knight yields great experience so Iíd use this 
    battle to level up just a little!
    
    Anyway there isnít much strategy here just fight route 1 and you should win 
    comfortably. Just keep your weaker members protected
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 10----
    *************************
    
    After this just enter the bridge, you can rest and stuff in Bustoke if you need 
    it first! When you enter here youíll see Pelle leave the forces of evil and get 
    knocked off a cliff by an angry silver knight! Cool! How come I never get to 
    knock people off high cliffs? Never mind lets get on to battle 11!
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 11----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: When fighting in woods, plan well before moving.  Keep your troops 
    together.  Air warriors and long-range weapons are very useful in certain 
    situations.
    
    Battle 11: Battle on the bridge!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or the silver knight
    
    Enemies: 3 Dark elves, 5 skeletons, laser eye, 2 dark priests, 5 lizard men, 2 
    silver knights and 3 Pegasus Knights 
    
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 11
    
    In the top left hand corner of where the dark elves start off you can search for 
    an item called Kitsui Fuku which apparently translates to daring dress, give 
    this to Anri and when you next see her after this battle her appearance will 
    have changed!
    
    Anyway as for the battle it is off medium difficulty. The laser eye takes 
    several turns to power up before unleashing a powerful attack which will harm 
    many members of your force and the enemy forces.
    
    You can use a birdman to travel across the screen and kill the silver knight 
    making the battle easy! Apart from this youíll have to fight your way across the 
    cliff and try and get behind the Laser eye!
    
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 11----
    *************************
    
    
    
    With that ends chapter 3 and on to the portable town of Pao in chapter 4! I 
    wouldnít bother with Pelle by the way who joins the force after the battle.
    
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.4---Chapter 4: The Great Fortress of Balbazak ---
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    
    ----------------------------
    A: Pao City! 
    ----------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Vankar Ė Knight Ė Level 8
    - Jogurt Ė Yogurt Ė Level 1
    - Kokichi Ė Winged Knight Ė Level 7 
    
    First thing you should do is go and talk to general Elliot in one of the tents 
    heíll tell you that the king of Runefaust is corrupt but he is loyal to him and 
    will face you in battle later.
    Secondly search the place for the following a Long sword, bread of life, legs of 
    haste and a chest containing nothing. Equip the long sword on max right away!
    
    
    Now speak to the queen of Pao and then the driver, then the queen again and 
    agree to let the town move on! Once youíve done this Kokichi (If you spoke to 
    him) will fly down and join your force! I would put him in the party every 
    single time!
    
    Next head to the chapel (Which didnít move by the way!) and head to back of the 
    room and youíll see Jogurt fall over, Jogurt will then join your team but you 
    wonít have noticed.
    
    Next head to the middle of the empty space and speak to Vankar who will then 
    join your party, finally head to the HQ and sort out any last minute changes and 
    then head off the screen to the east.
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 12----
    ******************
    
    
    Nova Advice: There is no refuge on the Pao Prairie.  Stick together when 
    fighting.
    
    Battle 11: Battle with General Elliot 
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or General Elliot
    
    Enemies: 4 Silver Knights, 3 dark priests, 1 artillery, 5 lizard men, General 
    Elliot (Boss) and 4 Pegasus Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 12
    You start the battle with a vast distance between you and the enemy but between 
    you the gap should close very quickly! Be sure that the person who kills the 
    lizard man holding a heat axe has space and they will therefore pick up the heat 
    axe.
    
    Elliot can move but it is very rare that heíll do so. The first phase of the 
    battle will be against a formation of lizard men and Pegasus knights. This part 
    should be easy as long as your whole party is there not just a few front line 
    fighters!
    
    After you get past this youíll have to face a big formation of silver knights 
    which should also be no problem. Next just kill the artillery and dark priest. 
    All thatís left is to surround and destroy Elliot. Be careful if you use Max 
    that he doesnít die because youíll find Elliotís attacks are quite strong.
    
    
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 12----
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    ---------------------------------------
    B: Return to Pao city! -----
    ---------------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Domingo Ė Magic Creature Ė Level 1
    - Guntz Ė Steam Knight Ė Level 8
    
    
    Once the battle is over Pao will move in near by and we have a lot to do here! 
    Firstly go to the item shop and talk to a guy in here and heíll hatch your 
    Domingo egg to give you a cool Domingo!
    
    Next go to the sheep pen and youíll meet Guntz who joins up! I put both in my 
    party in place of Tao and Vankar! Next go around opening all the chests to get a 
    Steel sword and a Elven arrow. I was unable to use the sword yet because Max was 
    level 14 un-promoted!
    
    When your ready head on out of town to the town of Uranbatol to the north. Once 
    in there you face a fight to penetrate the fortress.
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 13----
    ******************
    
    
    Nova Advice: Be sure to use your archers, mages, and knights to attack from 
    afar.
    
    Battle 13: Battle into Uranbatol
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 6 Silver Knights, 3 dark priests, 1 artillery, 2 hell hounds and 3 
    Pegasus Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 2
    
    
    My average Level after battle: 13
    
    This battle is a good one to gain some good experience! The battle is really 
    easy as well! No strategy will be needed here just the basics. Attacking from 
    afar is quite useful here as well!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 13----
    *************************
    
    ------------------------------
    C: Uranbatol! 
    ------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Earnest Ė Knight Ė Level 8
    
    
    After the battle walk through the now open door. Restock and rest then go and 
    find Earnest in one of the bunkers, heíll join your party but I donít often 
    bother with him.
    
    Talk around and most of the rune knights just give up! They reckon your really 
    powerful! Cool!
    When your ready talk to the guard by the gate and heíll open it for you! Get 
    ready to fight Balbazak at last!
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 14----
    ******************
    
    
    Nova Advice: Clever use of the skills and strengths of your troops is the key to 
    victory.
    
    Battle 14: Port Battle
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or Balbazak
    
    Enemies: 2 Silver Knights, 1 dark priest, 3 artillery, evil puppet, 2 hell 
    hounds, 5 sea bats and 3 Pegasus Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 3
    
    My average Level after battle: 14
    
    Balbazak never moves and therefore the final fight with him is easy because you 
    can just pummel him from distance once all the other enemies are dead. Sea bats 
    are very weak but will give you great experience!
    
    Kill the other enemies as you did before, this is really stupidly easy?
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 14----
    *************************
    
    Once the battle is over Balbazak surrenders and asks you to let him live and 
    heíll give you the ship. Donít worry you can trust him. However after this dark 
    sol kills Balbazak! With that you embark you your journey into chapter 5.
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.5---Chapter 5: Gateway to the hidden shrine -----
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    --------------------------
    A: Ship 1! 
    --------------------------
    
    
    Your ship is sailing the oceans but eventually you are attacked by a host of 
    creatures! Protect your ship!
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 15----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: You must protect against attacks from both air and sea.  Don't 
    forget!
    
    Battle 15: Ship Battle 1
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 2 Shellfishes, 3 Conchs, 4 Sea bats and 3 Pegasus Knights
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 1
    
    My average Level after battle: 16
    
    This battle will help you level up a bit more. All the enemies are just clowns! 
    This battle is one of the easiest in the game!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 15----
    *************************
    
    --------------------------
    B: Waral! 
    --------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - None -
    
    After the battle your ship is damaged and you need to stop to get it repaired! 
    Fortunately a mermaid comes and offers to repair your ship on the local island 
    of Waral!
    
    Nova will say that he has heard of the island so go there! Look in the throne 
    room to find the bread of life, defence potion, medical herb, shower of cure and 
    a mobility ring.
    
    I would use the mobility ring on Guntz because it takes away his only weakness! 
    The king owns both the shops in this island! LOL! Talk to the king and heíll 
    agree to fix your ship!
    
    Talk around the village to learn that a friar has gone missing and the reef is 
    no longer viewable! If you tread on a tile with a fish on it your good old 
    friend Boken!
    
    Jump on the guest boat and go past the buoys and youíll crash down a waterfall 
    and youíll wake up in a cottage with the missing friar! The friar will inform 
    you what has happened recently and that he suspects the shining path is bellow 
    in the ring reef.
    
    Head down into the ring reef and youíll end up in a room, follow the skeleton 
    and heíll eventually notice you and run off to inform his master! 
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 16----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: To confuse the enemy, divide your troops and advance from several 
    Directions at once.
    
    Battle 16: Ring reef battle!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 5 Hellhounds, 5 Skeletons, 4 Sea bats, 3 Worms and a Master Mage 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 3
    
    My average Level after battle: 1 (Promoted)
    
    A bit more of a battle than the last one but it is still very easy. Just divide 
    your group into 3 groups and take one north, one east and one west. Meet them in 
    the middle! Then go north and kill all the enemies and fight your way to the 
    master mage.
    
    Now I spent a long time here getting my characters to level 1 promoted. This 
    took a long time and will make my characters very strong! But appear at a 
    reasonable level because I got them to level 20 before promotion! I attempted to 
    only use the characters I was going to keep in my part this time as a reference 
    was Khris, Max, Kokichi, Guntz, Arthur, Domingo and Zylo!
    
    Anyway this is an option for you! 
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 16----
    *************************
    
    Once the battle is over you will hear the voice of the spirit of the holy 
    spring, you will learn that for Dark Sol to raise the ancient evil of dark force 
    he will need a key and a Manuel. After learning this you are about to use the 
    Shining path when the master mage uses his last ounce of strength to block the 
    path!
    
    The spirit will then inform you that the village of Prompt may hold another path 
    for you to take!
    Once this is done you will be transported outside the ring reef and youíll have 
    a conversation with the friar! You can now head back to the king and heíll 
    inform you your ship is ready and although he asks you to pay he is only joking!
    
    --------------------------
    C: Ship 2! 
    --------------------------
    
    You will embark on your journey but youíll soon be attacked again!
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 17----
    ******************
    
    
    Nova Advice: Remember to watch for both air and sea attacks!
    
    Battle 17: Ship battle 2
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 1 Gargoyles, 6 Conchs, 4 Shellfishes, 5 Sea bats and 2 Pegasus Knights 
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 1
    
    My average Level after battle: 2 (Promoted)
    
    Similar to the last boat battle! Simple and no help will be needed just watch 
    out for the enemies that appear out of no where!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 17----
    *************************
    
    Once this battle is over youíll arrive at the town of Rudo far from Prompt! Lets 
    begin chapter 6!
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.6---Chapter 6: Descendant of the sacred dragon --
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    -------------------------
    A: Rudo!
    -------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Lyle Ė Assault Knight Ė Level 9
    - Bleu Ė Dragon Ė Level 9
    
    
    Youíll start in the town of Rudo! Look around and the first thing youíll notice 
    is that there are hardly any adults and everyone is a child! On the roof of one 
    of the buildings youíll meet Lyle, heíll join the force right now and Iíd put 
    him in the party also!
    
    Once youíve spoken to everyone and found out all about Blue buy any new 
    equipment you may need such as chrome lances and talk to the guy by the gate and 
    heíll move the rocks for you.
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 18----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Woods and mountains are difficult terrains.  Plan your attack 
    carefully.
    
    Battle 18: Battle to help Bleu!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 1 Durahan, 5 Artillery, 5 Golems, 3 Master Mages, 4 Worms and 1 High 
    Priest
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 4 (Promoted)
    
    This is the hardest battle youíve had for a while but it is still quite simple. 
    The battle looks easy but to cross the terrain is very tedious! Once youíve 
    destroyed the artillery keep heading north towards the enemies.
    
    However when your nearly there a load of mages and worms will appear out of no 
    where right in the middle of your ranks! This will be awkward but you should 
    come out on top!
    
    Keep going and eventually a load of golems will appear out of no where, these 
    guys are actually quite tough but your front line fighters should demolish them 
    easily!
    
    Once youíve destroyed them the last few enemies can be easily dismissed! Now 
    enter the town! By the way Shining fools is quite funny isnít it?
    
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 18----
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    Search around and youíll find a halberd and a shower of cure. I would equip the 
    halberd right away, probably on Arthur! Thereís a Shining force HQ and an item 
    shop if you need them!
    
    In one of the buildings youíll find Blue but heíll run off, keep talking to him 
    until a girl from Rudo appears and tries to talk Blue around. Bleu is not 
    interested so the girl runs off.
    
    You hear her screams and Bleu runs off and saves her before joining your party! 
    I would put him in right away and build him up! Exit here and youíll see Kane 
    just standing there, go and have a chat and heíll just ask you to prepare to 
    fight him! How nice, if I were him I would just kill Max right away!
    In fact why didnít he just kill Max in Guardiana when you were a weak little 
    maggot? Never mind go to your Shining force HQ and prepare for a big fight!
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 19----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: This is a strange village.  It would be sure death to face a 
    powerful foe here alone.
    
    
    Battle 19: Battle for Varios!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or Kane (Mistranslated to Cain!)
    
    Enemies: 2 Durahans, Kane (Boss), 4 Golems, 3 Master Mages, 3 gargoyles and 2 
    High Priest
    Battle difficulty rating: 8
    
    My average Level after battle: 8 (Promoted)
    
    As you can probably guess by Novaís advice this is your chance to fight Kane! 
    The enemies that come with him are quite easy. Firstly send a small force north 
    to deal with the gargoyles and a slightly bigger force to deal with the golem 
    wall.
    
    Once they are dead kill all the enemies until Kane is on his own and then 
    surround and destroy! Watch out for Kane when he uses his dark sword because it 
    casts desoul and this can instantly end your battle if Max is nearby! Kane can 
    kill most of your force in just 2 attacks!
    
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 19----
    *************************
    
    Once the battle is over Kane will discover that his mask is broken and that he 
    was possessed by Dark Soul! He now goes off! Nova informs you that Dark Soul 
    looks like the source of the problem and we should look around the village for 
    clues!
    
    In one house youíll find Boken and a chest, open it to get a broad sword you can 
    equip on max! Then go back to the shrine and read the sign that says the shrine 
    will only open for two heroes! Look to the south slightly and youíll find Kane 
    talk to him and heíll help you open the door!
    
    Dark soul will then appear and take the Manuel of the seal! Kane and Dark Soul 
    have a fight and both disappear along with the Manuel. Head back to Rudo and 
    talk around to find out some more information.
    
    Leave again and youíll have to fight your way to the castle!   
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 20----******************
    
    Nova Advice: You still have a long way to go.  Use magic wisely.  Give herbs to 
    everyone.
    
    Battle 20: Trek through the wilderness
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 2 Bow riders, 3 Belials, 2 Gargoyles, 4 Master Mages, 4 Golems and 2 
    High Priest.
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 10 (Promoted)
    
    This battle really isnít that hard! It is long however due to the bad terrain! 
    By now your promoted character should be gaining massive stat gains on levelling 
    up.
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 20----
    *************************
    
    After the fight you can stock up at town and then enter the castle, thereíll be 
    no rest in here because youíll go straight to battle 21.
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 21----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Word has reached me that Mishaela is gathering forces to stop you. 
    Be very careful! 
    
    Battle 21: Battle for the sword of light!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: Mishaela (boss), 3 Bow riders, 3 Belials, 3 Gargoyles, 4 Master Mages, 
    4 Golems, 2 Durahans and 1 High Priest.
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 7
    
    My average Level after battle: 12 (Promoted)
    
    The enemies are easy here except for Mishaela herself! She starts near your 
    party but her and her guards (Durahans) escape past several other enemy groups. 
    When you chase her youíll face a group of gargoyles on the left platform and a 
    group of horsemen on your left.
    
    These can be easily dealt with however so move on after they are dead and next 
    you need to destroy a group of mages. Be careful not to get in a position when 
    you can get pummelled with freeze 2.
    
    When you reach Mishaela be careful of the bolt 2 spells because they can cause 
    damage to up to 15 part members. You can only hit her from one side unless you 
    have long ranged attacks or some flying friends! However she should die if you 
    have one strong fighter to attack her!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 21----
    *************************
    
    Open all the chests to get a white ring, evil ring, healing seed and a black 
    ring! Finally open the chest near the throne to get a sword of light which you 
    should equip on Max! Once you collect the sword of light the chapter will end!
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.7---Chapter 7: The lost civilisation --
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    ---------------------------
    A: Prompt! 
    ---------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Musashi Ė Samurai Ė Level 10
    
    
    You will start in Prompt. Make your way to the king and heíll accuse you of 
    being a spy, heíll lock you up! Search the bars and Boken will come and rescue 
    you!
    
    Talk to the king and heíll forgive you! Yah! Next search the castle and youíll 
    find Kane lying in a bed some where. Talk to him and the king will come and ask 
    you to talk to him later. Kane will struggle to talk but will ask the king to 
    let you into the tower of the ancients and heíll agree!
    
    Go and search the white sign on the big house with two doors and youíll find a 
    note from a samurai called Musashi who you should put in your party! Next leave 
    the town and youíll have to fight your way to the tower. 
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 22----
    ******************
    
    
    Nova Advice: Thick woods are tough to get through.  Close your ranks and fight 
    as a unit. Move cautiously against flying opponents.  They move faster than your 
    troops. 
    
    Battle 22: Battle to the tower!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or Minotaur
    
    Enemies: Minotaur, 2 wyverns, 2 Belials, 2 torch eyes, 2 jets, 4 Durahans and 1 
    High Priest.
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    
    
    My average Level after battle: 13 (Promoted)
    
    Another tough terrain here and to be honest itís starting to bug me! Now youíll 
    face some very strong enemies such as jets and torch eyes! Youíll need to be 
    patient in this battle but if your ultra powerful then thereís no problem!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 22----
    *************************
    
    ----------------------------------
    B: Ancient Tower! 
    ----------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Alef Ė Mage Ė Level 15
    - Torasu Ė Healer Ė Level 15
    
    Now enter the tower. Go through the door opening the chest one the way to get 
    the cursed devils lance! 
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 23----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Max! Is there anyone left to promote?  Now is the time! 
    
    Battle 23: Battle in the tower!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or Demon Master
    
    Enemies: Demon Master, 2 wyvern, 5 ice worms, 3 torch eyes, 4 steel claws and 3 
    jets.
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 8
    
    My average Level after battle: 14 (Promoted)
    
    This is a famous Shining force battle basically the idea is fighting a whole 
    horde of powerful enemies you must make your way to the top of the tower. This 
    can be long and difficult but if you have a powerful Domingo, Bleu and Kokichi 
    this battle is quick and easy!
    
    I just went north with these characters opening the chest on the way to get a 
    powerful Valkyrie! Once the Demon master is killed the battle is won so it can 
    be a quick battle if your flying friends are strong enough to hold out on their 
    own.
    
    If you have to walk up the tower on foot then be prepared for a challenge! All 
    the enemies here pose a threat 
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 23----
    *************************
    
    After the battles go through the door behind the demon master and youíll find 
    out that it is too late because Dark Sol has already got what he had wanted! 
    Dark Sol then kills Kane as Kane rushes to protect you!
    
    ----------------------------------------
    C: Return to Prompt!
    ----------------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Adam Ė robot Ė Level 9
    
    Head back to Prompt and talk to the king who will think that all is lost. Otrant 
    will then make an appearance and ask you to make the chaos breaker, a legendary 
    sword.
    
    However you need both the sword of light and darkness to do this and you only 
    have one where us Kane had the other. The king will give you the other saying 
    Kane left it with him!
    
    Go underground and use the orb of light on the path and it will open, follow the 
    path until you reach a shrine. Use the orb again and the spirit will appear and 
    tell you to follow the robot Adam.
    
    Adam will then summon Chaos to help you but he has been reprogrammed by Dark 
    Sol! A fight is on the cards!
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 24----
    ******************
    
    
    Nova Advice: Your strongest foes and toughest battles are still ahead of you. 
    
    Battle 24: Battle with Chaos and co!!!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies or Chaos!
    
    Enemies: Chaos (Boss), 2 Minotaur, 4 ice worms, 3 demon masters, 4 torch eyes, 
    and 4 jets.
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 10 or 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 14 (Promoted)
    
    This battle may seem hard but it is easy due to the fact that the boss chaos 
    doesnít hide behind all he forces. This means you donít need to kill all the 
    other enemies before the boss!
    
    In fact Chaos will attempt to rush you, so concentrate all your forces on him 
    and heíll soon fall resulting in a easy battle. However if you decide to kill 
    all the enemies here you will be likely overwhelmed! I have managed to kill all 
    the enemies but it was difficult!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 24----
    *************************
    
    After the battle you can now reach the place to make the chaos breaker, go there 
    after talking to Adam so that Adam joins the party. Use the orb on the shrine 
    and the spirit will tell you to follow the instructions on the slabs.
    
    Do as it says and put the sword of light on the alter on the left and the sword 
    of darkness on the alter on the right. Now a green chaos breaker appears on the 
    centre alter, go and get it!
    
    Cool now you can be a Jedi! Nah not really but the chaos breaker does look like 
    a light sabre! Now head back to Prompt and talk to the king again! Heíll give 
    you some more background information. Also Otrant will tell you to see Mahtato 
    in Runefaust because you can trust him!
    
    Now leave for Runefaust but of course youíll have a fight to do so!
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 25----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Keep weaker folk away from the front lines! 
    
    Battle 25: Enemy at the gate!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 
    
    5 Armed Skeletons, 3 Horsemen, 4 Cerberus, 2 Demon Masters,
    3 Minotaur and a High Priest
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 16 (Promoted)
    
    This battle is of average difficulty but really the only dangerous enemies are 
    the armoured skeletons because minotaur are now weak, horsemen have a bad 
    defence and the other enemies are not positioned very well.
    
    Keep with normal strategies and youíll be fine! On to Runefaust.
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 25----
    *************************
    
    Once you win the battle the chapter will end and you can enter Runefaust!
    
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    --6.8---Chapter 8: Rise of the ancient castle--
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    ----------------------------------------
    A: Runefaust! 
    ----------------------------------------
    
    New Force Members:
    
    - Hanzou Ė Ninja Ė Level 10
    
    Right a new town, get any equipment you need from the shop and talk around for 
    some interesting information. Go to Runefaust castle and talk to Mahtato he will 
    talk with you for a little bit.
    After you have spoken with him you can now access another castle. Before you go 
    you should go to check a bush with a yellow thing in it to get Hanzou a useful 
    member of the shining force to join. Head west to go to another castle. Here we 
    have a fight on our hands.
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 26----
    ******************
    
    
    Nova Advice: Dark sol has gathered his best warriors for the final battles.  
    Prepare yourself! 
    
    Battle 26: Battle in the castle
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 3 Blue Dragons, 5 Chimeras, 3 Armed Skeletons, 3 Cerberus, 3 Horsemen 
    and 2 High Priests
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 7
    
    My average Level after battle: 17 (Promoted)
    
    Here weíll be fighting some new enemies and they are very powerful! Be defensive 
    here and you should be ok! Donít take on too many enemies at once and youíll be 
    fine. Be ware of the long ranged attacks the horsemen have! 
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 26----
    *************************
    
    Once the battle is over we will have to fight the king of Runefaust, Ramladu! 
    Beware of his robots!
    
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 27----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Against a mechanical enemy, brute force may be the best strategy.
    
    Battle 27: Battle against the Runefaust King 
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: Ramladu (Boss), 6 Torch Eyes and 6 Steel Claws
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 6
    
    My average Level after battle: 17 (Promoted)
    
    As soon as the last battle ended you face this battle! The boss himself has a 
    great attack power and a great regeneration rate. If you want some fun and 
    experience try and kill his robot guards, if you want to finish the game quick 
    just go up to the boss and pummel him!
    
    Ignoring the robots will make this battle quite simple.
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 27----
    *************************
    
    Nova will tell you after the fight that he found a secret stairway and you 
    should use it. Youíll find your self on the western most point of the coast. 
    Make sure your at the end and use the chaos breaker. The castle of the ancients 
    will then rise.
    
    Now go to the gate of the ancients which is similar to the one near Guardiana we 
    saw in chapter 1! The gate is near Runefaust, head north once inside and youíll 
    be teleported to the castle of the ancients. However a mythical creature is 
    waiting to fight you!
    
    ----------------------------------------
    B: Castle of the ancients! 
    ----------------------------------------
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 28----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: Do not exhaust yourselves here.  Use Egress to retreat from 
    overwhelming odds.
    
    Battle 28: Battle in the castle of the ancients	 
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 3 Colossus (boss) 6 Chimera, 3 Blue Dragon, 3 Jet, 2 Horseman and 3 
    Armed Skeleton
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 8
    
    My average Level after battle: 17 (Promoted)
    
    On my first time through the game close to 10 years ago this battle got me 
    stuck! (Donít know if that was because Max was level 6 un-promoted!!!) Lol I 
    know a bit better now!
    
    Anyway the enemies are similar to before and should now be quite easy! The boss 
    has three separate heads each one with different strengths, 1 has fire power, 1 
    has cold power and one has electrical power. (Blaze, freeze and bolt spells) 
    
    Take on one at a time and try the surround and destroy method and eventually 
    youíll be victorious!
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 28----
    *************************
    
    A set of stairs will now appear and you should use them, youíll see Dark Sol 
    trying to summon Dark Dragon but you interrupt him! Of course youíll now have to 
    fight Dark sol
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 29----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: I have no more advice for you.  Fight as best you can.
    
    Battle 29: Battle with Dark Sol!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: Dark sol (Boss), 8 Torch Eye, 5 Steel Claw, 2 Blue Dragon and 2 High
    Priest
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 8
    
    My average Level after battle: 17 (Promoted)
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 29----
    *************************
    
    Dark Sol with his dying breathe manages to resurrect dark dragon! We have to 
    fight this evil now before it destroys the world!
    
    
    
    ******************
    -----Battle 30----
    ******************
    
    Nova Advice: I have no more advice for you.  Fight as best you can.
    
    Battle 30: Fight with Dark dragon!
    
    Objective: Kill all enemies 
    
    Enemies: 2 or more Armoured skeletons and 3 dark dragons!
    
    Battle difficulty rating: 7
    
    My average Level after battle: 17 (Promoted)
    
    
    *************************
    -----End of Battle 30----
    *************************
    
    You have now completed the game!!!
    
    
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             ********   7: Abbreviation Guide ********                                   
    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    
    This section I designed mainly because it is something that I would have found 
    useful when playing through the game. All the un-promoted abbreviations and 
    classes are available in the manual but the promoted characters had to be found 
    out by me when playing through the game.
    
    
           Un-promoted            Promoted               
    
    
           ACHR-Archer            BWMS-Bow Master         
           ASKT-Assault Knight    SKNT-Strike Knight     
           BDMN-Birdman           SKYW-Sky Warrior       
           DRGN-Dragon            GRDR-Great Dragon      
           HEAL-Healer            VICR-Vicar             
           KNT -Knight            PLDN-Paladin           
           MAGE-Mage              WIZD-Wizard            
           MGCR-Magic Creature    (No Promotion)                        
           MONK-Monk              MSMK-Master Monk       
           NINJ-Ninja             (No Promotion)                        
           RBT -Robot             CYBG-Cyborg            
           SDMN-Swordsman         HERO-Hero              
           SMKN-Steam knight      SBRN-Steam Baron       
           SMR -Samurai           (No Promotion)                        
           WARR-Warrior           GLDR-Gladiator         
           WKNT-Winged knight     SKYL-Sky lord          
           WRWF-Werewolf          WFBN-Wolf baron        
           YGRT-Yogurt            (No Promotion)     
    
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             ********   8: Brief Character List ********                                   
    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
                       
    This is a brief table which can be useful for referance! Another formating 
    nightmare!
    
    Name:     Class:           Promotion:     Location: 
    
    Max       Swordsmen        Hero           Start with him!
    Hans      Archer           Bow master     Given for the orginial force
    Lowe      Healer           Vicar          Given for the orginial force
    Luke      Warrior          Gladiator      Given for the orginial force
    Ken       Knight           Paladin        Given for the orginial force
    Tao       Mage             Wizard         Given for the orginial force
    Gong      Monk             Mastermonk     House near ancient gate
    Gort      Warrior          Gladiator      Pub in Guardiana
    Mae       Knight           Paladin        When king dies in guardianaKhris     
    Healer           Vicar          Alterone after prison escape
    Anri      Mage             Wizard         Manarina
    Arthur    Knight           Paladin        Manarina before you leave
    Balbaroy  Birdman          Sky warrior    Shade abbey after rescue him
    Amon      Birdman          Sky warrior    After you rescue Balbaroy
    Diana     Archer           Bow master     Bustoke given quarry task
    Zylo      Werewolf         Wolf baron     Bustoke give him lunar dew
    Pelle     Knight           Paladin        After laser eye battle
    Vankar    Knight           Paladin        When Pao moves
    Jogurt    Yogurt           No promotion   Behind alter in Pao
    Kokichi   Winged knight    Sky lord       When pao moves
    Guntz     Steam Knight     Steam baron    In second pao city
    Domingo   Magic creature   No promotion   Hatch in second Pao city
    Earnest   Knight           Paladin        In uranbatol
    Lyle      Assault knight   Strike knight  In rindo
    Bleu      Dragon           Great dragon   In dragin city
    Musashi   Samurai          No promotion   In prompt
    Alef      Mage             Wizard         In ancient tower
    Torasu    Healer           Vicar          In ancient tower
    Adam      Robot            No promotion   Under prompt castle
    Hanzou    Ninja            No promotion   Runefaust
    
    
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             ********   9: Power up Guide ********                                   
    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    
    This section of the guide has only one purpose, to make your shining force team 
    as powerful as possible. This section is designed mainly for true RPG fans who 
    want to get as much out of the game as possible. In other words they want to 
    have the strongest shining force possible.
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    -----Why bother powering up your shining force? -----
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    As I have previously stated RPG perfectionists will want to get their party as 
    powerful as possible. The key to getting the best party is in getting your 
    characters to have the maximum stats possible. Not only will you feel good about 
    yourself youíll also find the game easier.
    
    However it will take time and effort but you should be adequately rewarded for 
    your time and effort once you have completed powering up. This section will not 
    contain a character guide or what characters you should take this has already 
    been done in this guide.
    
    However I will put in the next section a stats guide because I can not think of 
    a better place to put it and do not feel it deserves its own section.
    
    
    
    ----------------------
    -----Stats Guide-----
    ----------------------
    
    There are six stats in the game and most are useful for every character (Except 
    Mp) however some characters will often find some stats more useful than others. 
    For instance Tao will always find defence useful but would probably prefer more 
    mpís!
    
    Anyway I will now talk about each stat in the game and who will find them useful 
    and what they exactly do.
    
    Attack: This stat is useful for all characters as it directly influences how 
    much damage a character will do to an enemy when they attack them. This stat is 
    also affected by equipped weapons and certain accessories such as the power 
    ring. 
    
    You will also be able to permanently boost your attack power by using a power 
    potion. Generally any front line fighter will need this stat in abundance as 
    will archers and any have character that usually attacks using normal attacks.
    
    Defence: This stat is useful for all characters. It basically just influences 
    how much Hp you lose when an enemy attacks you. Therefore the damage done is a 
    influenced by the attack power of the enemy and your defence power. 
    
    Agility: A very handy stat but not that essential, it affects how often your 
    turn comes around and how often you can evade enemies attacks. I also think it 
    influences your accuracy (Higher it is the less often and enemy will evade your 
    attacks.)
    
    Mobility: Affects how many tiles a character can move per turn, it can be 
    increased through the mobility ring but it does not increase through level up's. 
    The terrain you are moving through also influences how many tiles your character 
    can move.
    
    Hp: Basically this is your life force as you get hit by enemies this stat is 
    lowered and when this stat reaches 0 the character dies until you raise them 
    again at a chapel. For instance if Max has 18/18 Hp and he gets hit for six 
    (Literally) then his new Hp stat would be 12/18. This can be undone using heal 
    spells and healing items.       
    
    You can boost this stat with certain items.
    
    Mp: This is basically the amount of magical energy a character has left. Each 
    spell uses up magical energy and when you no longer have the amount needed for a 
    certain spell you canít cast it.
    
    Some characters canít use spells so they donít get Hp's which is just as well 
    really.
    
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    -----When do I promote when Iím powering up -----
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    This is the first step to powering up, when your reach level 10 some characters 
    can be promoted to a higher class which in the long term will enable them to 
    gain more stats and become more powerful although at first they do loose some 
    stats.
    
    Promotion also allows characters to wield better weapons and if you donít 
    promote a character canít level up beyond level 20. However powering up requires 
    you to not promote your characters as soon as you reach level 10. 
    
    When powering up you must get to level 20 before promoting it is time consuming 
    but will benefit you in the long run.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    ----- Powering up is all about making the most of levelling up. -----
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    The thing that makes powering up possible is the fact that when you gain a level 
    the stats gained by the character levelling up are somewhat random. Ok 
    characters who canít cast spells generally do not get Mpís and warriors 
    generally get more attack power than non warriors but in general stat gains are 
    random.
    
    Some characters will be better at different things and some characters may 
    generally gain more stats than another but as I said it is still random. Say you 
    gained a level with max and he gained 2 attack, 1 defence and 2 speed, if you 
    switched the game off and fought exactly the same battle again and levelled up 
    again the stats will usually be different.
    
    This way we can use the end game command in a middle of a battle just before 
    some-one gains a level and keep gaining that level until that person gets stats 
    you are happy with.
    
    In certain occasions the stats gains canít be very good such as with Hans and 
    Luke for the first few levels but these situations are rare. Generally you 
    should accept no less than 4 level up points although I usually try for around 
    6.
    
    After promotion the story is totally different as you can usually get 7 or 8 
    points per level up and in some rare cases with certain characters you can get 
    way over 10 points!
    
    -------------------------------------------------
    ----- Customise your characters -----
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Powering up is a lot better than just getting more stats it is also about 
    customizing your characters to get the stats you want to get! Donít just settle 
    for high amount of points try to get the stats in the best positions for the 
    character levelling up.
    What I mean for that is if Anri gained +8 attack it wouldnít be very useful 
    however although if you got +3 defence and +3 mp it would be less points it 
    would probably be more useful to Anri than the attack.
    
    Make sure the points are where you want them and you get loads of them and by 
    the time your characters are level 20 promoted theyíll likely be stronger 
    individually than any boss in the game!
    
    Now your all powered up and I hope your reap the rewards!
    
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             ********   10: Weapon Guide ********                                   
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    This section is here to help you see the benefit of all the weapons in the game 
    and who can use them. As much as I would like credit for compiling this table 
    most of it is just lifted from the manual apart from one or two attack powers 
    which were represented by an ??? in the manual.
    These were usually the best weapons so I had to add these through when I played 
    the game!
    
    ------------------------------
    -----Swords-----
    
    ------------------------------                            
    
     ------                --------                ------         
     Weapon                Used by                 Attack         
     ------                --------                ------         
    
    
     Short Sword          SDMN, WARR, BDMN          +5              
    
     Middle Sword         SDMN, WARR, BDMN          +8              
    
     Long Sword           SDMN, BDMN                +12             
    
     Steel Sword          HERO, NINJ, SKYW, SMR     +16            
    
     Broad Sword          HERO, NINJ, SKYW, SMR     +20             
    
     Doom Blade           HERO, NINJ, SKYW, SMR     +25             
    
     Katana               HERO, NINJ, SKYW, SMR     +30             
    
     Sword of Light       HERO                      +36          
    
     Sword of Darkness    HERO, SKYW                +40          
    
     Chaos Breaker        HERO                      +40          
    
    
    
    ------------------------------
    -----Spears and Lances-----
    ------------------------------                     
    
    
     ------            ---------              ------         
     Weapon             Used By               Attack        
     ------            ----------             ------        
    
     Spear             KNTE, WGKN, SMKN         +6            
    
    
    
     Bronze Lance      KNTE, WGKN, SMKN         +9            
    
     Power Spear       KNTE, WGKN, SMKN         +15           
    
    
     Steel Lance       PLDN, SBRN, SKYL         +18           
    
     Chrome Lance      PLDN, SBRN, SKYL         +22           
    
     Halberd (Lance)   PLDN, SBRN, SKYL         +25         
    
     Valkyrie (Spear)  PLDN, SBRN, SKYL         +35           
    
     Devil Lance       PLDN, SBRN, SKYL         +35         
    
    
    
    ------------------------------
    -----Axes-----
    ------------------------------                            
    
    
     ------      ----------     --------         
     Weapon       Used By       Attack      
     ------      ----------     --------    
    
     Hand Axe     WARR             +7          
    
     Middle Axe   WARR             +11         
    
     Battle Axe   WARR             +16         
    
     Heat Axe     GLDT             +22      
    
     Great Axe    GLDT             +26         
    
     Atlas Axe    GLDT             +33      
    
    
    ------------------------------
    -----Staves-----
    ------------------------------  
    
                             
     ------              --------        ------         
     Weapon              Used By         Attack         
     ------              --------        ------         
    
    
     Wooden Staff        HEAL, MAGE        +4            
    
    
     Power Staff         HEAL, MAGE        +12           
    
     Holy Staff          VICR              +26            
    
     Guardian Staff      VICR, WIZD        +18            
    
     Demon Rod           WIZD              +35     
    
    
    ------------------------------
    -----Arrows-----
    
    ------------------------------
                                      
     ------              --------         ------         
     Weapon              Used By          Attack        
    
     ------              --------         ------        
    
     Wooden Arrow        ACHR, ASKT         +8           
    
     Iron Arrow          ACHR, ASKT         +13           
    
     Elven Arrow         ACHR, ASKT         +18           
    
     Assault Shell       BWMS, SKNT         +27           
    
    
    
     Buster Shot         BWMS, SKNT         +35           
    
    
    
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             ********   11: Item Guide ********                                   
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    Items in this game can serve very different purposes, some will heal your 
    characters, some will aid your party and some will boost your stats!
    
     ----                -------------------
     Item                What the item does!
     ----                -------------------
    
     Medical Herb         Restore 10 HP to one character
    
     Healing Seed         Restore 20 HP to one character
    
     Antidote             Cures poison from one character (Acts like Detox)
    
     Shower of Cure       Heals all your characters on the map
    
     Angel Wing           Returns you to last town you saved in (Acts like egress)
    
     Bread of Life        Permanently raise max HP of one character
    
     Power Potion         Permanently raises attack of one character
    
     Defence Potion       Permanently raises defence of one character
    
     Legs of Haste        Permanently raises agility of one character
    
     Turbo Pepper         Permanently raises movement range of one character
    
    
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             ********   12: Ring Guide ********                                   
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    Rings are pieces of equipment that produce bonuses when equipped and 
    occasionally have the ability to cast spells. Hereís a list of all the rings I 
    have noticed in the game. 
    
     ----              -----      -----       --------
    Item               Bonus      Spell       Location
     ----              -----      -----       --------
    
     Speed Ring      Agility +4    Egress       Rindo
    
     Power Ring      Attack +4     Boost 1      Cavern of Darkness
    
     Mobility Ring   Movement +2   None         Waral
    
     Shield Ring     Defence +4    None        (No Specific Location)
    
     White Ring      Defence +6    Aura 1      Demon Castle
    
     Black Ring      Attack +6     Blaze 3      Demon Castle
                                   
    
     Evil Ring       Attack +8     Bolt 3       Demon Castle
                    
                   
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    These are mainly items that are needed to be obtained in order to complete the 
    game except for the Domingo egg which is used to create a character.                          
    
     Domingo Egg: In a room with a mage and a machine in Manarina. Search the 
    machine to find
    
     Orb of Life: In a chest in the Cave of Darkness
                                      
    
     Moon Stone: The Moonstone Cave in Bustoke Quarry
                     
    
     Lunar Dew: Give the Moonstone to the old man in Bustoke
    
    
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             ********   14: Spell Guide ********                                   
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    This section is here to help you see what the spells do and how much mp they 
    take.
    
    Egress (8 MP) ? This magic spell costs 8 magic points and lets you escape from 
    battles. The main character Max starts off with this spell.
    
    Mage spells
    
    Blaze Lv.1 (2 MP) ? This makes a small magical flame appear near one enemy 
    inflicting small amounts of damage on the enemy. This spell is useful against 
    golems and un-dead monsters such as skeletons and zombies. All this just costs 
    just 2mp?s.
    
    Blaze Lv.2 (5 MP) ? This makes a small flame appear near up to five enemies and 
    release a hail of fire balls on them. (A cross of 3 squares vertically and 3 
    squares horizontal) 
    
    Blaze Lv.3 (8 MP) ? This is similar to blaze level 2 except it does more damage 
    for more mpís! It hits with bigger fire balls
    
    Blaze Lv.4 (8 MP) ? The same as blaze one because it only hitís one enemy 
    however it does around 30 points of damage. Youíll usually switch between blaze 
    3 and 4 depending on whether you want to hit one or multiple enemies. They both 
    cost 8mp?s
    
    Bolt Lv.1 (8 MP) - Does around 12-15 damage on up to 5 enemies. (A cross of 3 
    squares vertically and 3 squares horizontal). It has a high cost of mp for a 
    level 1 spell however this electrical based attack is quite strong as it hits 
    several enemies for decent damage.
    
    Bolt Lv.2 (15 MP) - Does the same damage as level 1 bolt at around 12-15 damage 
    but this time hits up to 12 enemies. However costing 15mp does make it 
    expensive. 
    
    Bolt Lv.3 (20 MP) ? Hits 12 enemies like bolt 2 but this time does around 19-27 
    damage now.
    
    Bolt Lv.4 (20 MP) ? The only bolt spell that only hits one enemy however it 
    deals about 50-70 damage. Yes you heard right, 50-70 points of damage. This is a 
    monster attack.
    
    Freeze Lv.1 (3 MP) ? This spell is similar to blaze but based on cold rather 
    than heat. It is slightly stronger than blaze for slightly more MP. It is good 
    on fire based enemies but bad on un-dead and cold based monsters. This hits one 
    enemy.
    
    Freeze Lv.2 (7 MP) ? Hits up to five enemies (A cross of 3 squares vertically 
    and 3 squares horizontal) It is stronger than blaze 2 slightly.
    
    Freeze Lv.3 (10 MP) ? This is the same as freeze two except that it costs more 
    Mp and deals out slightly more damage. It can also reach an extra square 
    further.
    
    Freeze Lv.4 (10 MP) ? Hits one enemy like most level 4 spells, it will do about 
    40-50 damage on one enemy.  
    Boost Lv.1 (15 MP) ? For a limited time this spell will increase one of your 
    characters attack power by a whole 15 points!
    
    Desoul Lv.1 (8 MP) ? This will instantly kill a creature. It wonít work on most 
    bosses, un-dead creatures and magic specialists.
    
    Muddle Lv.1 (6 MP) ? This will confuse some enemies making them attack each 
    other and generally do stupid things. This can fail.
    
    
    Dispel Lv.1 (5 MP) ? This will destroy any magic barriers that an enemy mage has 
    cast on itself or other enemies. This can also fail.
    
    Sleep Lv.1 (6 MP) ? This is another spell which can fail. It can put an enemy to 
    sleep making it unable to complete any actions.
    
    
    Shield Lv.1 (5 MP) ? Protects one of your characters from any magic spell and 
    this includes healing spells. Therefore you should use this wisely.
    
    Slow Lv.1 (5 MP) ? This may lower an enemies speed and defence by 10 points 
    however this spell may fail.
    
    
    Slow Lv.2 (20 MP) ? Has the same impact as slow 1 except it hits five enemies 
    rather than 1q (A cross of 3 squares vertically and 3 squares horizontal) This 
    can also fail and it is a lot more expensive than slow 1. 
    
    
    Quick Lv.1 (5 MP) ? Increases one of your forceís defence and speed by 10.
    
    Quick Lv.2 (16 MP) - Increases up to 5 of your forceís defence and speed by 10. 
    (A cross of 3 squares vertically and 3 squares horizontal) 
    
    
    Detox Lv.1 (3 MP) ? This will cure a poisoned member of your force.
    
    Heal Lv.1 (3 MP) ? This will slightly heal one member of your force by around 
    12-14 Hp.
    
    Heal Lv.2 (5 MP) ? This is virtually the same as heal level 1 but the only 
    difference  is that you can use it from further away as it has a longer range.
    
    Heal Lv.3 (10 MP) ? This will heal up to 30 hit points on one character and it 
    has a massive range.
    
    Heal Lv.4 (20 MP) ? This spell will totally heal one member of the force the 
    only downside is that the range has been decreased a lot to the same as heal 
    level 1.
    
    
    Aura Lv.1 (7 MP) ? Aura is basically a heal spell which heals several 
    characters. This one heals up to five characters (A cross of 3 squares 
    vertically and 3 squares horizontal) with the same healing affect as heal level 
    1.
    
    
    Aura Lv.2 (11 MP) ? Has the same healing ability as heal level 1 and the same as 
    aura 1 except it will heal up to 12 characters. 
    
    Aura Lv.3 (15 MP) ? Same as aura 2 but I think this has the healing abilities of 
    heal level 3 (Anyone want to confirm deny this please contact me!)
    
    Aura Lv.4 (18 MP) ? Heals up to 40 hit points but will heal every member of your 
    party on the map. 
    
    
    
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             ********   15: Monster Guide ********                                   
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    This section I am quite happy with, the purpose is to inform you of all the 
    enemies in the game and their weaknesses and strengths. It will provide you with 
    their stats and a good strategy to beat them.
    
    This wonít include bosses that only appear once in the game as there is a 
    separate section for them.
    I havenít seen a more complete enemy guide anywhere yet? Lol! Anyway I hope this 
    helps. 
    
    Note: That some stats of enemies may vary from those given here this is because 
    they may slightly vary in different battles. However the stats of the enemies 
    should be reasonable similar to that of what is listed.
    
    Armed Skeleton: This is a very strong character that youíll meet late in the 
    game. They have two attacks, one is a normal attack and one is a gun attack. The 
    gun attack is probably the more powerful. The trick here is to surround this guy 
    and pummel him (Much like a boss).
    
    
    This will limit his use of the gun attack.  If he does hit you with his gun 
    attack youíll loose close to 20 hit points. He has no spells.
    
    Hp: 36 
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 62   
    Defence: 33    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 32 
    Spells: None
    
    Artillery: These guys have certain weaknesses which are easy to exploit. First 
    off they have a bad movement rate, secondly they have very low hp. In battle 
    kill them quickly and they wonít get a chance to test out their fire power, 
    which isnít that great anyway! No spells either. 
    
    Hp: 14
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 24   
    Defence: 15    
    Move: 4   
    Agility: 14
    Spells: None
    
    Belial: Very annoying opponents, they can fly, casts spells and generally be a 
    nuisance. Try to kill these as soon as possible.
    
    Hp: 21
    Mp: 35  
    Attack: 26   
    Defence: 20    
    
    Move: 6   
    Agility: 22
    Spells: Bolt level 1, Muddle level 1
    
    Blue Dragon: A powerful opponent which will trouble you right to the end of the 
    game (Thatís why they are one of the last enemies in the game) Their special 
    attack ?Ice breathe? can deal up to 30 points of damage without a critical hit! 
    Being an iced based monster fire is good against them therefore try and use fire 
    as much as possible on them.
    
    Hp: 50
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 63   
    Defence: 32    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 42
    Spells: None
    
    
    Bow-rider: These are in the enemies back line; they will try and attack from 
    afar. The trick here is to break behind the enemies? front line and surround 
    them. Once you have surrounded them their low defence and hp will make it easy 
    for you to destroy them.
    
    Be careful however if they manage to stay behind their front line fighters they 
    will be able to pick off your own characters one by one.
    
    Hp: 18
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 40   
    Defence: 11    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 14
    Spells: None
    
    
    
    Cerberus: These fire based creatures have a good movement rate however they have 
    a great weakness against ice based attacks such as freeze! Itís special fire 
    breathe attack can cause up to 20 points of damage so look out.
    
    Hp: 27
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 42   
    Defence: 26    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 38
    Spells: None
    
    
    Chimera: Fire based monsters that can fly! They can avoid a lot of attacks and 
    also have the special move fire breathe. Freeze works well on them.
    
    Hp: 56
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 65   
    Defence: 30    
    Move: 6  
    Agility: 40
    Spells: None
    
    
    Dark Dwarf: You meet these in the first battle you face and you will fight them 
    in most of the early battle. They only can attack from close range so try and 
    pick them off from distance.
    
    
    They may be challenging to start with but soon theyíll be easy enemies for you 
    to destroy.
    
    
    Hp: 12
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 12   
    
    
    Defence: 8    
    Move: 4   
    Agility: 5 
    Spells: None
    
    
    
    Dark elf: As with most archer type characters these have terrible defence and 
    not much better hit points. Therefore if you surround them theyíll easily fall.
    
    Hp: 16
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 26   
    Defence: 9    
    Move: 6   
    Agility: 10
    Spells: None
    
    
    Dark mage: Try to close down these enemies before they can hit you from a 
    distance also try not to bunch up around dark mages as when they release blaze 2 
    it can be devastating if it hits four or five of your characters.
    
    Hp: 13
    Mp: 26  
    Attack: 10   
    Defence: 6    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 9
    Spells: Blaze level 2
    
    Dark Priest: Try to attack from distance if you can, they seem to avoid attacks 
    a lot for some reason or other. Target these guys before other enemies otherwise 
    theyíll use their heal level 1 ability to heal themselves and other enemies
    
    Hp: 16
    Mp: 25  
    Attack: 21   
    Defence: 9    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 10
    Spells: Heal level 1
    
    Demon Master: Very annoying characters are these (Sounding a bit like Yoda here) 
    because they can cast freeze level 3. The best tactic against the is to surround 
    them on four sides and keep the rest of the party away as this will stop him 
    using freeze level 3.
    
    Hp: 27
    Mp: 46
    Attack: 43   
    
    Defence: 24    
    Move: 6   
    Agility: 45
    Spells: freeze level 3
    
    Dire Clown: Try to kill these from distance and they should be easy mainly 
    because usually they just sit their and only attack when you move next to them! 
    They hardly ever move to put it in basic terms
    
    Hp: 15
    Mp: None
    Attack: 18
    Defence: 11  
    Move: 5 
    Agility: 7
    Spells: None
    
    
    Durahan: Yet again pick him off from distance as heíll rarely approach you. 
    These are not too tough.
    
    Hp: 22
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 39   
    Defence: 28    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 13
    Spells: None
    
    
    Evil Puppet: For this early on when you meet them they are very difficult and 
    can inflict decent damage on you. Youíll fight them in the circus battle.
    
    Hp: 14
    Mp: 15
    Attack: 14   
    Defence: 10  
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 7
    Spells: Freeze level 1
    
    Gargoyle: These characters are not too bad, theyíll cast muddle occasionally but 
    it is not often successful
    
    Hp: 18
    
    Mp: 20  
    Attack: 26   
    Defence: 15    
    Move: 6   
    Agility: 20
    
    Spells: Muddle level 1
    
    
    Giant Bat: These can be annoying early on in the game because they can fly, they 
    are quick and put people to sleep. The key to destroying them is to isolate them 
    so they canít move. Then pummel them to their death!
    
    Hp: 14
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 11  
    Defence: 6    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 9
    Spells: None
    
    
    Goblins: Possible the weakest characters in the game, thatís why theyíll make up 
    the majority of your enemies army in the first few battle. Just donít let them 
    out number you or surround you and youíll be fine.
    
    Hp: 12
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 9  
    Defence: 6    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 5
    Spells: None
    
    
    Golem: Hard as rocks (What they basically are) they have great attack and 
    defence but they struggle to move. Use your best fighters against this beast.
    
    
    Hp: 17
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 28   
    Defence: 28    
    Move: 4   
    Agility: 16
    Spells: None
    
    
    Hellhound: Similar to the Cerberus in looks and battle ability. This means he 
    also has fire breathe. Treat him like a weaker version of Cerberus because that 
    is basically what he is. 
    
    Hp: 19
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 10
    Defence: 13    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 13
    Spells: None
    
    
    High Priest: An upgraded version of the dark priest. The main improvement is his 
    powerful heal level 4. However the game Ai is very dodgy and he therefore uses 
    heal level 4 as his first spell no matter how little damage the person he is 
    healing has incurred.
    
    
    Hp: 20
    Mp: 33  
    Attack: 13   
    Defence: 14    
    Move: 6   
    Agility: 13
    Spells: Heal 4
    
    Horseman: Yet another archer type and yet another surround and destroy mission!
    
    Hp: 24
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 53
    Defence: 16    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 17
    Spells: None
    
    Ice worm: An ice based creature which is best attacked at from distance.
    
    Hp: 30
    Mp: 12  
    
    Attack: 40
    Defence: 25    
    Move: 5  
    Agility: 26
    Spells: sleep
    
    Jet: A powerful flying machine which gives great experience, they wonít bother 
    your party when you fight them though as long as they donít manage to surround 
    you.
    
    Hp: 28
    Mp: None  
    
    Attack: 45
    Defence: 32    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 33
    Spells: None
    
    Lizard man- Are warriors. They wonít hurt your front line fighters though and 
    will therefore be a easy enemy to fight. That is as long as you donít let them 
    get near your archers and mages.
    
    Hp: 20
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 24
    Defence: 12    
    Move: 6   
    Agility: 12
    Spells: None
    
    Mannequin: Reasonable easy except it has the annoying ability to poison you.
    
    Hp: 16
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 16
    Defence: 10    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 8
    Spells: None
    
    Master Mage: All you need to do with this guy is wait for him to take his go and 
    then rush him, youíll probably kill him before he has a change to take another 
    go thus avoiding the annoying freeze level 2 spell.
    
    Hp: 22
    Mp: 32  
    Attack: 33
    Defence: 13    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 26
    Spells: freeze level 2
    
    
    
    Minotaur: This guy is basically just a big hefty brute who attacks people from 
    close range. He isnít that powerful however and this makes him very easy to kill 
    as long as you have fighters with decent defence attacking him. (35+)
    
    Hp: 31
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 46
    Defence: 30    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 31
    Spells: None
    
    Pegasus Knight: Great fighters these are and dam annoying, the fly about killing 
    your back line and generally evading all your attacks.  The trick is to not give 
    them room to fly behind your ranks.
    
    Hp: 18
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 21
    Defence: 16    
    Move: 7   
    
    Agility: 12
    Spells: None
    
    Rune Knights: Are found early in the game. These guys tend to rush your party 
    and although this allows you to surround and destroy if you have misplaced an 
    archer or mage theyíll soon be history.
    
    Hp: 14
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 16
    Defence: 7    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 7
    Spells: None
    
    Sea bat: These can be annoying as they fly about a lot. However they are quite 
    easy to kill although they do tend to evade your attacks a bit.
    
    Hp: 22
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 20
    Defence: 14    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 14
    Spells: None
    
    Shell fish: These can poison you so have your antidotes and detox ready. The 
    best thing to do is to surround them with your best fighters
    
    Hp: 25
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 23
    Defence: 16    
    Move: 6  
    Agility: 23
    Spells: None
    
    Silver Knight: Upgraded rune knights basically but they are quite easy to kill 
    as long as you use your front line against them rather than your back line.
    
    Hp: 16
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 18
    Defence: 12    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 11
    Spells: None
    
    Skeletons: Un-dead so ?fire? away. Blaze will do great damage to these. Beware 
    however because they can do decent damage to even your front line fighters.
    
    Hp: 15
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 21
    Defence: 16    
    Move: 6
    Agility: 7
    Spells: None
    
    
    Sniper: Yet again with the archer type, surround and destroy
    
    Hp: 13
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 15
    Defence: 5
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 7
    Spells: None
    
    Steel Claw: Unlike most flying creatures I find they donít usually evade my 
    attacks. However they can use a special laser attack which they use from a far. 
    Rush these guys!
    
    Hp: 25
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 43
    Defence: 31    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 31
    Spells: None
    
    Torch Eye: These are possibly my least favourite enemies in the game if you take 
    away bosses. They never seem to miss an attack! They always do big damage! If 
    they get a critical hit your in trouble. In battle eliminate these as soon as 
    possible.
    
    Hp: 28
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 42
    Defence: 32    
    Move: 6  
    Agility: 27
    Spells: None
    
    Worm: Nothing to worry about here just make sure they donít put your characters 
    to sleep and youíll be fine.
    
    Hp: 17
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 20
    Defence: 16    
    Move: 4   
    Agility: 16
    Spells: None
    
    
    Wyvern: Flying creature which therefore means it evades quite a bit. He is quite 
    strong and is fire based so get your freeze spells ready for action. He has a 
    special breathe attack as well which does reasonable damage on you.
    
    Hp: 32
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 39
    Defence: 30    
    Move: 7   
    Agility: 31
    Spells: None
    
    Zombie: The thing that annoys me the most about these guys is that although they 
    are un-dead they avoid my attacks nearly as much as flying creatures. Their only 
    weakness is that of fire so get blaze ready for action. Donít take on to many of 
    these at once
    
    
    Hp: 15
    Mp: None  
    Attack: 18
    Defence: 13    
    Move: 5   
    Agility: 7
    Spells: None
    
    
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    This section is dedicated to the strategy of beating bosses. The reason they are 
    not in the enemy section is the fact that they usually have more strategy to 
    beat them. 
    
    There are some enemies which appear to be bosses as when you kill them you win 
    the battle however I only describe real bosses here. This basically means they 
    are a unique monster you will fight only once.
    
    Marionette: This is the first ?real? boss you will face. Ironically in my 
    opinion it is the hardest boss in the whole game and this is no exaggeration. 
    When you face this guy it will be incredibly strong for the level you are. 
    
    Its freeze level 3 will often rip through your party. The best way to beat this 
    creature is to kill every other enemy on the screen and then surround the boss. 
    Once the boss is surrounded its use of freeze level 3 will drop dramatically.
    
    Every turn Max has will regain seven hit points to Marionette. You would be well 
    advised to keep Max away from Marionette because it could quickly kill him and 
    therefore lose you the battle.
    
    
    
    Ghoul: Would be a nice easy boss however it is not due to the fact that the 
    enemies accompanying it are numerous and strong. On top of this Max is isolated 
    from the rest of the party and you are confined in a small space. 
    
    It is an un-dead creature and therefore fire is useful against it. I never 
    really feel this guy is a boss because it doesnít regain health and it is 
    reasonably weak. However it is unique and killing it will win you the battle. 
    That has made me decide to place the ghoul here.
    
    Laser eye: A strange one this. Ok the laser eye doesnít regain health and you 
    donít need to beat it to win the battle. However it is a unique and powerful 
    monster which had been hyped up before the battle. It is therefore in my eyes a 
    boss.
    
    It never moves and several of itís turns will be used to power up, however when 
    it does it will launch an attack which will harm loads of enemies for a lot of 
    damage.
    
    Using flying enemies can eliminate this guy quite easily without much harm but I 
    prefer to fight my way to him. Itís more difficult but I guess thatís just me!
    
    Elliot: A gentlemen and an honourable man. However his loyalty to his twisted 
    king has forced him to fight you. He is rumoured to be the best swordsmen in the 
    world of Rune. 
    
    He rarely moves but when he attacks he does serious damage. As usual you should 
    kill all the other creatures first and then surround Elliot. Heíll regain 15 hit 
    points for each of Maxís turns but with your best fighters surrounding him and 
    attacking him heíll soon fall.
    
    Balbazak: A very easy boss in my opinion. He rarely moves, has great magic 
    resistance and regenerates at about 15 hit points per Maxís turn. Surround and 
    destroy works well here too as long as all the other enemies have been killed 
    before hand.
    
    Kane: A difficult fight this will be. Kane has a great deal of attack and 
    defence power. Surround and destroy works well however donít use Max because it 
    is possible that if Kane uses his dark sword to cast desoul that It can 
    instantly kill Max.
    
    The enemies with Kane are quite weak so kill them first if possible. To make 
    things worse Kane regains 15 hit points per Maxís turn.
    
    Mishaela: This boss is a little different from previous bosses because she has 
    terrible attack power. However she is a powerful mage and her bolt level 2 can 
    hit vast amounts of your force. She also regains the usual 15 hit points per 
    Maxís turn.
    
    Although the enemies with her are weak she is still tough mainly because you can 
    only hit her with one ground fighter at a time because she has just one square 
    open to her.
    
    However you can hit her with flying creatures, mages and long ranged attacks. 
    The only thing I would say on the downside is the fact that you canít use the 
    surround and destroy strategy ?
    
    Chaos: Individually this guy is quite strong but not that strong however the 
    enemies with him are very strong and therefore it is very hard to kill 
    everything on the screen.
    
    
    
    
    Your best bet is to concentrate on killing Chaos. Donít forget he does 
    regenerate at the usual rate of 15 hit points per one of Maxís turns.
    
    Ramladu: Surround destroy!!! However there is a slight problem. Check out this 
    guys attack!!! It is the best in the game from what I have seen! He also 
    regenerates at an amazing 20+ per one of Maxís round.
    
    Colossus: There are three of these!!! They each contain a different elemental 
    strength, one has blaze 3, one has freeze 3 and one has bolt 3. They arenít that 
    strong really however they are accompanied by extremely strong enemies.
    
    The main thing to note is that these donít regenerate which means any damage 
    done will stay done!
    
    Dark sol: Not strong at all, however be careful in this fight not to get hurt to 
    much as youíll fight the final battle after this with no break and if you egress 
    dark sol will need to be beaten again.
    
    Just beware of this guys special breathe attack which can hit many of your force 
    members for up to 30 damage.
    
    Dark Dragon: Made up of three heads this guy is actually not to hard. First off 
    kill the two armoured skeletons. Cover the weird tiles these guys were standing 
    on to stop them re-spawning. 
    
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             ********   17: Shop Information ********                                   
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    Guardiana:
    
    Short Sword: 100
    Spear: 150
    Hand Axe: 200
    Wooden Staff: 80
    Wooden Arrow: 320
    
    Alterone 
    
    Short Sword: 100
    Spear: 150
    Hand Axe: 200
    Wooden Staff: 80
    Wooden Arrow: 320
    
    
    Rindo 
    
    
    Middle Sword: 250
    Spear: 150
    Bronze Lance: 350
    Wooden Staff: 80
    Power Staff: 500
    Wooden Arrow: 320
    
    Bustoke
    
    Middle Sword: 250
    Power Spear: 900
    Middle axe: 600
    Steel Arrow: 1200
    Bronze Lance: 350
    Power Staff: 500
    Steel Arrow: 1200
    
    
    Pao City
    
    Long Sword: 750
    Power Spear: 900
    Middle axe: 600
    Steel Arrow: 1200
    Bronze Lance: 350
    Power Staff: 500
    Steel Arrow: 1200
    
    Waral
    
    Steel Sword: 2500
    Power Spear: 900
    Steel Lance: 3000
    Battle Axe: 2600
    Power staff: 500
    Elven Arrow: 3200
    
    Rudo
    
    
    Steel Sword: 2500
    
    Chrome Lance: 4500
    Battle Axe: 2600
    Guardian Staff: 3200
    Elven Arrow: 3200
    
    Prompt:
    
    
    Broad Sword: 4800
    Chrome Lance: 4500
    Great axe: 10,000
    Holy Staff: 8000
    Assault Shell: 4500
    
    
    Runefaust
    
    Broad Sword: 4800
    Chrome Lance: 4500
    Great axe: 10,000
    Holy Staff: 8000
    Buster Shot: 12400
    
    
    
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    This section is basically a giant table where you can look up when someone gains 
    a level. When you promote a character just add one to the level you promoted at! 
    For instance if you promoted at level 10 your promoted character at level 1 of 
    his new class will actually be level 11 in terms of this table.
    
    Some characters canít be promoted so things with them are simple you get what 
    you see with their classes. Formatting this was a nightmare!
    
    
    
    
    
    Level:    1        2       3      4
    
    
    Max
    
    Egress:   Lv1      -       -      -
    
    
    
    Alef
    
     Blaze:   Lv1    Lv1       -      -
     Bolt:    Lv1    Lv12   lv17     Lv25
     Desoul:  Lv21     -       -      -
     Freeze:  Lv1    Lv1       -      -
    
    
    Anri
    
    Blaze:   Lv1     Lv8       -      -
    Bolt:    Lv19    Lv26      -      -
    Freeze:  Lv5     Lv13     Lv16   Lv23
    Muddle:  Lv10      -       -      -
    
     
    
    Arthur
    
    Blaze:   Lv15     -      -      -
    Bolt:    Lv25    -      -      -
    Freeze:  Lv20     -      -      -
    
    
    
    Domingo
    
    Boost:   Lv20     -        -      -
    Desoul:  Lv17     -        -      -
    Freeze:  Lv1     Lv4     Lv13   Lv26
    Muddle:  Lv7       -       -      -
    
    
    Gong
    
    Aura:   Lv30     -        -      -
    Heal:   Lv1     Lv8      Lv16   Lv24
    
    
    Hanzou
    
    Desoul:  Lv25     -        -      -
    Dispel:  Lv1      -        -      -
    Shield:  Lv15     -        -      -
    Sleep:   Lv1      -        -      -
    
    
    Khris   
    
    Aura:   Lv20    Lv28        -      -
    Heal:   Lv1     Lv5       lv16    lv21
    Quick:  Lv12      -         -      -
    Slow:   Lv8       -         -      -
    
    
    
    Lowe
    
    Detox:  Lv4       -         -      -
    Heal:   Lv1     Lv7       lv16    lv22
    Quick:  Lv12      -         -      -
    Slow:   Lv8       -         -      -
    
    
    Tao
    
    Blaze:    Lv1     Lv4       Lv12      Lv20
    Boost:    Lv27      -       -      -
    Dispel:   Lv16      -       -      -
    Sleep:    Lv8       -       -      -
    
    Torasu
    
    Aura:    Lv1     Lv14      Lv18    Lv22
    Detox:   Lv1     Lv7       lv16    lv22
    Heal:    Lv1     Lv1         -      -
    Shield:  Lv1       -         -      -
    
    
     
    
    
    
    
    
    
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             ********   19: How to win battles ********                                   
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    - Keep your weaker troops away from enemies or at least well protected by your 
    frontline fighters! Make sure the enemies do not get into your back lines or 
    your force will soon be struggling!
    
    - Try to work out each characters strengths and weaknesses and use the 
    characters appropriately! Donít keep fighters in the back row using healing 
    items and donít use you mages and healers to attack your enemies! 
    
    - Donít just run into enemy lines! Instead plan your movements to out move your 
    enemy. You can see your enemies? stats and see where you enemies? biggest assets 
    are.
    
    - The world of Rune where Shining Force is set has many different landscapes and 
    in battle you need to utilize them effectively. 
    
    - Protect Max because if Max dies youíll lose the game and youíll restart in the 
    church with half your cash. Youíll have to fight the battle you lost in again!
    
    - Listen to what Nova has to say because his advice is usually relevant to the 
    battle you are about to face.
    
    - Always try to update your equipment as it will dramatically improve your stats 
    especially weapons which will affect your attack power beyond belief!
    
    - Try to deal with one enemy at a time. For instance if you have 2 goblins try 
    to hit the same one until it dies rather than hitting both at the same time. 2 
    goblins with 4 hit points will do more damage to your party than 1 dead goblin 
    and a full health Goblin.
    
    
    
    - Try to use healers as much as possible. They donít kill many enemies so if 
    they donít get experience from healing theyíll lag behind the rest of your party 
    in terms of levels.
    
    
    - Donít let your fastest characters run into enemy lines without support! Not 
    only will they be out numbered dramatically these faster characters are usually 
    slightly weaker than your slower characters.
    
    
    
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    There are several hidden items in this game; some are Easter eggs such as the 
    new clothes sets and some are useless. Whatever they do I list them here and 
    where to find them!
    
    Sugoi Mizugi: This translates to Awesome Swimsuit. It doesnít do anything that 
    useful but if you give it to Tao it will change her appearance on the battle 
    screen however I donít really like it that much! To find it, go to the cave in 
    Bustoke where you got the moon stone and search all the west wall and youíll 
    eventually find it!
    
    Kitsui Fuku: This translates to daring dress. It doesnít do anything that useful 
    but if you give it to Anri it will change her appearance on the battle screen 
    however I donít really like this one that much ever! To find it, go to the 
    battle with the laser eye. Search the platform where the enemies archers are and 
    youíll eventually find it!
    
    Kenji: This translates to Public Prosecutor; there is no known use for this 
    item! In an ally outside Balbazak's Fortress youíll find this item!
    
    Teppou: This is translated to rifle. I also have found no use for this item! 
    This is hidden in the port bow of the ship on the second voyage.
    
    Kaku-chan: This translates to Papa doll; it also has no known use. This can be 
    found in the north west of the battle with the three colossus.
    
    
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             ********   21: Game genie codes! ********                                   
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    I for a long period of time did not believe there to be any game genie codes for 
    this game and therefore played the game unaware of the ability to cheat! However 
    in several years ago my friend informed me of some cheats he had found on the 
    internet.
    
    I used these codes and they definitely worked however I found they made the game 
    very unstable and often found my saved games became corrupted and often didnít 
    work! 
    
    However on the writing of this walkthrough I decided to use an emulator to 
    enable me to write the guide and play the game at the same time. My emulator 
    gave me the ability to use game genie codes. 
    
    I therefore decided to give the codes a try! Guess what they appear to work 
    perfectly and so here they are!
    
    1. This first code actually appears to make a medical herb act like the 
    legendary forbidden box. This box is suppose to be an item which is in the game 
    data but not actually in the game (at least it hasnít been found!) and this code 
    unlocks itís properties. 
    
    The medical herb can only be used by certain characters but I know Max is one of 
    them! All promoted characters will level up to level 19 if they are below this 
    and if they are above it they will go to level 99!
    
    Un-promoted characters will promote in a slightly different way but I am not 
    aware of what this is! If you use the medical herb more than once (It doesnít 
    get used up when you use it!) then the game may seemingly freeze for a couple of 
    minutes but eventually itíll return to normal
    
    LFNT-EAA0 + LFNT-EAA2 + ABNT-EKT4 + NPNT-F4J8
    
    2. The following sections of codes are used to make the cost of casting magic 
    spells nothing! Notice the similar codes? Well I reckon that there are loads 
    more similar spells but my friend neglected to give me any more!
    
    ABWT-EAB2
    The EGRESS spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWA-EAH2
    The BLAZE 1 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWT-EAA2
    The BOLT 1 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWT-EAA6
    The BOLT 2 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWT-EABA
    The BOLT 3 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWT-EABE
    The BOLT 4 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWT-EAAY
    The FREEZE 4 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWA-EAD2
    The AURA 1 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWA-EAEE
    The AURA 4 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWA-EADJ
    The HEAL 1 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWA-EADN
    The HEAL 2 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWA-EADT
    The HEAL 3 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    ABWA-EADY
    The HEAL 4 spell costs 0 MP.
    
    3. The next set of codes are money making ones, they basically give you much 
    more money for killing certain creatures.
    
    1B4T-E0A6
    Get 3000 coins for defeating Goblins in battle.
    
    1B4T-E0DN
    Get 3000 coins for defeating Dark Dwarfs in battle.
    
    1B5A-E0E6
    Get 3000 coins for defeating Giant Bats in battle.
    
    1B5T-E0EN
    Get 3000 coins for defeating Pegasus Knights in battle.
    
    1B6A-E0A6
    Get 3000 coins for defeating Torch Eyes in battle.
    
    
    
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             ********   22: FAQ ********                                   
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    Question 1: How do I get more experience?
    
    Answer 1: There are many ways to gain experience but the most effective ways is 
    by killing enemies. The stronger the enemy is the more experience you get; this 
    is why bosses yield the most experience. You will get some experience for 
    harming and enemy as well.
    
    You can also get some but much smaller experience by using items. Using healing 
    spells will give you small experience around 10 points. If you miss an enemy 
    with an attack you will get 1 experience!
    
    
    Question 2: How many times have you completed the game? Are you sure youíve 
    found everything?
    
    Answer 2: You can never be sure youíve found everything but Iíve completed this 
    game 8 or 9 times now and Iím pretty sure I have found out most of the games 
    features. It is possible there are more secrets out there but now I doubt it. 
    
    Question 3: Whatís the best team?
    
    Answer 3: You canít really be sure because of the random stats however my 
    favourite team would consist of:
    
    Domingo, Lyle, Max, Khris, Bleu, Arthur, Guntz, Kokichi, Musashi, Hanzou, Zylo 
    and Adam.
    
    Question 4: When should I promote my character?
    
    Answer 4: This is a matter of preference but if youíre powering up (See section 
    8) youíll want to promote your characters at level 20. 
    
    Question 5: In other guides I have seen the writers compare Shining force to 
    itís sequel, what is your opinion on the two games?
    
    Answer 5: This is a hard question to answer as they are very similar! Shining 
    force 2 is longer and a lot harder (This makes the game better) also the 
    controls are a lot nicer! I prefer the story line to Shining force 2 and feel 
    the talking is a lot better. 
    
    Shining force 2 also has no chapters which makes the game a lot less linear 
    which in turn gives you a lot more freedom. This includes optional areas! On top 
    of this the enemies are a lot more intelligent as a result of far better AI. 
    
    However Shining force 2 has childish character portraits which are annoying! 
    Shining force 2 you also canít get promoted until your level 20 which brings me 
    on to the next point, the priests look unbelievably stupid!
    
    Both games are great however and although I would edge towards shining force 2 
    being better I would suggests you play both games! 
    
    
    
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             ********   23: Future progress ********                                   
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    So...This guide is completed and there isn't really much more to add, however 
    this guide is far from being the final version. I understand that maybe some of 
    the walkthrough is not written as clearly as possible and this is a possible 
    future improvement! 
    
    I will also try to find more game genie codes and also will add any more 
    questions to my FAQ section 
    
    
    
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             ********   24: E-mail Policy ********                                   
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    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note that at this moment of time my e-mail will be unavailable due to a computer 
    problem so I have to do this through school. Sorry, my new computer will be up 
    in a few months and youíll be informed of this when it happens.
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    If you have a question check the Frequently Asked Questions section first 
    because your question has probably been answered. If it hasn't answered your 
    question then try and find your answer in the walk through. This can be hard so 
    if you don't understand something feel free to e-mail me.
    
    
    If an e-mail is needed please put in an obvious subject with the guide version 
    examples of this are 'Shining Force v 1.5' or Shining Force 1 Version 1.5' 
    
    You may also e-mail me if you find a mistake or have something to add! I will be 
    grateful for this and give you full credit.
    
    Also please note that I am not hiding any secrets or information about this 
    game! I have put everything I could on this guide. Hate-mail is not wanted 
    although constructive criticism is allowed... There is a fine line don't cross 
    it. All fan mail is welcomed and I will try to respond to all mail I receive but 
    understand it can be hard I have a busy life!
    
    Also common sense stuff will apply. These include no swearing, not all in caps 
    ECT
    
    
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             ********   25: Outro What Next? ********                                   
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    So you have completed another great game and you are excessively happy and self 
    satisfied. However the legacy of Shining Force has not been completed, you have 
    to try the sequel (Youíve guessed it) Shining force 2. There was also a prequel 
    in Shining in the darkness as well as several spin offs. Iím sure youíd enjoy 
    these just as much
    
    On top of this there are several other great RPG?S available for you to try.
    
    Anyway I enjoyed this great game and I hope you did to. I found it a lot easier 
    than Landstalker and I hope this guide was able to improve the amount of fun you 
    were able to get out of this truly classic game. I hope this guide will inspire 
    me to many more guides... hopefully for some more modern games.
    
    I will place this guide on my website and attempt to put it on game Faqs. 
    Thanks for reading, I appreciate it.
    
    
    
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                      ********   26: Legal Stuff   ********                                   
    
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      Shining Force 1: The legacy of Great Intention and all characters in the game 
    are trademarked and copyrighted by Sega. 
    
     I am not affiliated with Sega or anyone who had anything to do with the making 
    of this game.  
    
     This FAQ may be posted on any site as long as NOTHING IS CHANGED and you 
    EMAIL ME telling me that you are posting it of course credit must be given to me 
    and it must be marked clearly! 
    
     This FAQ is allowed for individual use but not for commercial use or 
    publishing. No part of this FAQs can be re-edited without the writer's 
    permission. No one may profit out of this in any way!
    
    
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    Thanks from reading - Michael Sheehan 2002/2003
    
    
    Note: End of Guide! 
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