I wasn't going for flashy, just to get you through it without alot of 
problems.
Email me at Captain_America3@yahoo.com with any imput or anything you'd 
like to add.
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1. Characters
2. Walkthrough 
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1.
Name Max(leader)  Gotta be on your team.  Probably the best fighter.
Adam: Man this guy sucks.  Leave him off your team.  He does get 
stronger though but still not worth it.      
Alef: Good wizard.  Bolt is her specialty.  I suggest you keep her in 
your party          
Amon:  Well she is ok.  She starts out good and takes alotta work to 
keep up.
Anri:  Very good.  Make sure she is in your party til the end.
Arthur: He is the only knight I have seen that can use magic.  He has 
an ok Attack power.
Balbaroy: Stronger then Amon, over all better then her too.  Take him 
over her.
Bleu: He gets alot better but it takes too much work to raise 
him...Just as soon leave him off.
Diane:  Ok Archer.  better then Hans, worse then Lyle.  When you get 
her leave her in til you get Lyle.
Domingo:  Very good mage.  Starts out weak spell wise but quickly 
climbs.  Great defense.
Earnest:  My favorite knight.  Probably the second best.  Good for your 
team.
Gong:  Takes alotta work to keep up and if he falls behind he sucks and 
is impossible to get up again
Gort:  Best Warrior, but that's not saying much.  Better then Luke.
Guntz:  Slow but very good defense.  Not really the best choice.
Hans:  Archer, the worst.  He is ok at the beginning but never gets 
attack up so...
Hanzou:  Great!  Has magic and good att and is cool.  Must have.
Jogurt:  He's completely worthless.  DOn't put him on your team for 
anything.
Ken:  Your first knight.  Pretty good but you get better.  Give him a 
spear.  
Khris:  A crappy healer...Just leave her alone
Kokichi:  A flying knight.  Uh I guess he's ok, but I would reccomend a 
birdman.
Lowe:  Your first healer.  He stays good as long as you keep him up.
Luke:  Another warrior.  You get him first and he will seem strong, but 
eventually fall behind.
Lyle:  Your best Archer.  Leave him in he is very strong.
Mae:  Maybe you can keep her.  She's good defensive so put her in 
front.  Only good when promoted.
Musashi:  GREAT!  Strong attack, Strong defense.  Just give him a 
mobility ring and voila.  The best.
Pelle:  The strongest knight.  If you wanna knight on your team, he's 
your guy.
Tao:  First mage.  Gets up fast as your progress, keep her in the party 
all the way though.
Torasu:  Another healer...probably the best you get.  Takes some 
leveling up though
Vankar:  Haha this guy is a loser.  Leave him off your team.  He'll 
disgraces it.
 Zylo:  Strong attack and fast.  He cuts through the forest, decide to 
leave him in the whole game or not.

2.
Chapter 1. Invasion of Runefaust
When you start out the screen will be blank. Once you wake up, go talk 
to Lowe, then talk to Varios and then to Lowe again. Go ahead and check 
out the kingdom. When you are done, go to the castle. The king will 
tell you to check out the Gate of the Ancients. Luke, Ken, Tao, Hans, 
and Lowe joins. Go back to the Guardiana Castle and talk to the king. 
He should give you 100gold coins. Then leave the town (you might have 
noticed the weapons shop, but you can only get items). The Wagon will 
take you to the gate, but unfortunately, there are monsters there. Now 
Egress. Return to the Gate, but don't enter. Instead go to the little 
house on the side. You can get Gong to join your team. Now you are 
ready to fight. I recommend that you Egress a few times to raise 
levels. When you are done with that, another fight happens. Take out 
everyone and proceed (you don't have to kill everyone, just have You 
enter the Castle). Upon your return you will find that your town has 
been ransacked. This is good in a few ways. First, go to the bar on 
your right, and get Gort to join. Second, it makes the Shopkeeper open 
up the weapons. Update your weapons and head back to the castle. Enter 
the Throne and watch. Varios and the King will die. Then Varios' 
daughter, May, will join. Head to the left of the castle and raid the 
Treasure room. You should get the Attack potions and the Defense 
potions (Save these until you are promoted! If you don't, it is like 
throwing it away...) Leave Guardiana again and enter another fight. 
This one is a little tricky because the Rune Knights tend to gang up on 
a single person. After you win, enter Altertone. Wow! Search the town 
because there is tons of stuff. To get the chest on the island, talk to 
the girl with the new dress, then push the cart into her. Talk to her 
again and she will push you in the river. You need to go to the weapons 
shop and talk to the guy that asks if you are Max (default name). When 
you are done checking out the town, enter the castle. There is alot of 
stuff in here too. Arrows and potions, the works. Talk to the King and 
see what happens (some allies, huh?). Oh well, search the bars and talk 
to Khris. She will join you. Once you get outside, a fight will occur. 
Whoop them and then talk to the king. He will tell you to search the 
"Dragon's Head". I was stuck on this part forever because I didn't 
catch that Dragon part. Anyways, it is just a little SW of the King's 
Chair. Search it and pull the chain. 

Chapter 2. Spirit of the Holy Spring
You will start the chapter in Rhindo. This is a short chapter, but the 
fights are long. At least you get one of the best characters here 
though. Go to the shop and upgrade you equipment, then head to the 
house in the far NE corner. Talk to Guntz and find the Speed Ring. Exit 
the town and enter a fight. Fire+undead=death. Plus, the Desert makes 
you move less...After the fight, enter Manarina. Talk to Anri, and she 
will run off. Go and find her. On your way, enter a room and search the 
machine. Find a domingo egg. Talk to Anri after you find her, and then 
she joins (she starts out sucky, but trust me, she gets MUCH better). 
Then you will have to go to the Cavern of Darkness. This is a good Anri 
exp. fight. Have her kill the 2 zombies, the Egress. Repeat until she 
is as high as you are. Once you beat this fight, you will receive a 
Power Ring, and the Orb of light. Talk to the mage, and he will tell 
you to use it on the pool. Do what he says. You will learn a little 
about your quest now. Now you can get Auther to join. Head back to 
Rhindo, and talk to the Mayor. Make a deal to save his Grandson, and he 
will give you his boat. Enter the circus tent (this is an excellent 
Level up fight). Once you win, search the chest and get an Arrow for 
Han (finally! He was getting weak), and a defense potion. Talk to the 
mayor and check out your newfound boat. Uh oh, look who decides to poop 
the party out. No matter though, talk to the mayor again and head up 
wards to Shade Abbey. You will meat Amon. This is a good level too, and 
by now, you should be on level 10, enough to promote. Once you win, 
Balbaroy will join. As you exit the town Amon will join you too. 

Chapter 3. The Secret Weapon of Runefaust
You start out in Bustroke. Walk around and explore for a while. When 
you are done, head to the Weapons shop and upgrade. When you are done 
with that, head to the Queen's house. Talk to her and then to Diane. 
Diane will join. Then you need to make your way SE to the quarry. A 
fight will await you here. Lookout for the Lizardman...Once you win, 
look in the cave. There is a special item in the somewhere, but not of 
importance...Once you have the moonstone, exit the quarry and talk to 
the alchemist. He will make Lunar Dew, which you will need to cure 
Zylo. To find Zylo, make your way through the back door of the house 
with the queen there. Talk to the person in charge of Zylo's cell, then 
enter. Talk to Zylo, and then use then Lunar Dew on him. Zylo will 
join. After that, talk to the Queen and learn more of your quest. 
Before you completely leave town go to the house in the very SW. Go 
down a level and talk to Kokichi. Then search the machine. He will show 
you a demonstration, then fly off a cliff. You'll find him later, but 
for now, exit the town. As you do, there will be a fight. This is thick 
forest, and that will mess up your movement (look out for those damn 
Pegasus Knights). After that fight, go back to the town and heal. Leave 
again and go to the bridge. Once there you will find out what the 
"Secret Weapon of Runefaust" is. Not hard at all, just rush it fast. 
All you have to do is kill the Silver Knight. After that, Pelle will 
join you team (he is an awesome knight with great attack). 

Chapter 4. The Great Fortress of Balbazak.
You will start out in Pao. This is a town of traveling wagons. Go to 
the shop and update you weapons. Search and talk to everyone. You 
should find another attack potion too. This is a good level because you 
get LOTS of guys on your team (mostly knights though). Talk to the 
Princess of the Village (princess of a village?) and tell her that you 
are ready to leave. Go up to the church and weave around to the back 
until you see Jougert. It will not say anything, (no use though, he has 
one HP, attack, and defense) but Jougert will join. After that, search 
between the tracks and talk to Vankar. Then Kokichi will fly in and 
join you. Kokichi and Vankar will join. As you leave, you have to fight 
the infamous Mr. Elliot. This is not that hard of a fight, but beware, 
because the enemies will gang up on you. Once you win this fight, Pao 
will return in front of you. When you re-enter Pao, you can finally get 
Domingo! Go to the Item store and talk to the guy sitting down. He will 
hatch it for you. Domingo is an awesome Mage (he starts out low, but 
quickly rises above everyone else. Plus he has very good defense), plus 
he can fly. When you get him, go to the Sheep pen and Guntz (from 
Rhindo) will join (good defense, but too slow). Not much else to do 
here, so when you are done, exit and head to Uranbatol. Before you can 
actually enter the city, you have to fight. Not that hard, except for 
the Hell hounds...After that, enter and find Earnest (a cool knight) 
and he will join. Look through the city to find a shop and a priest. 
Enter the dock and face Balbazak. He is fairly easy(more so than 
Elliot). There is an old puppet troop here too. After you whoop him, 
you finally get a ship

Chapter 5. Gateway to the Hidden Shrine
You start this chapter on your boat. When all of the sudden a bunch of 
monsters attack. Beat them and land on Warel to repair your ship. Check 
out the King's shop and get better weapons. Search the chest for useful 
items too. When you are done walking around, rent a boat and talk to 
Shell's Mom. She will eventually let you go out, where you are swept up 
into the ocean. You will wake up at a priest's house, but he will not 
save or anything. Go into the cave and follow the soldier. When he sees 
you, you enter a fight. This fight is a little tricky, but not too 
hard. After you win, you will learn a little more about your quest. You 
will then be able to go back to Warel. Talk to Shell and then when you 
are done exploring and talking, Head to the King. You are now ready to 
Sail again. As soon as you get back on the ship, it gets attacked once 
more (wow! they don't show the Shining Force's boat any mercy, do 
they?). Take out the monsters and continue. 

Chapter 6. Desendant of the Sacred Dragons
In this chapter, you begin in Rudo. Talk to Karen (the leader) and head 
out. As you search, you should find some items in a chest. The weapon 
shop here is good, so upgrade. You will learn of a baby dragon named 
Bleu. Before you leave town though, find a 3-story building and go to 
the top. Talk to Lyle and he will join. Exit the town to the right and 
enter a fight. Look out because alot of extra troops appear. Once you 
enter Dragonia, explore and find the good sword. Look around and find 
Bleu, who is at the back of the village. After the bad guy is killed, 
Bleu will join. He starts out UNIMAGANALY weak, but, if you have the 
patience to get him up, he becomes a very good member. After finding 
Bleu, you will meet Kane/Kain (in the game it is spelled two different 
ways). He will tell you that this is where you will die. There should 
be a base in the SW part of the town, so go there and prepare. When you 
come out you have to fight Kane. He is VERY strong, but when he is 
swarmed, he is not that hard. Look out for his death Sword (it will 
kill you in one hit). When you are done, head back to Rudo and talk to 
Karen's sister, Karin (sorry I forgot the name). She will tell you more 
about the purpose of your quest, and that you need to visit Prompt. 
When you are done talking, exit the town again and get ready for a 
fight. This is a very long fight, so take it easy. As soon as you beat 
that fight, there is another one. Remember Mishela? This time you 
actually fight her. Besides her level 2 Bolt, she is easy. Be sure to 
get the Sword of Light. 

Chapter 7. The Lost Civilazation 
In this chapter, you start out in Prompt. First, go to the weapons shop 
and deck yourself out. When you are done with that, talk to the King. 
He should suggest a trip to the Tower of the Ancients. Before you lever 
town though, head over to the to a house on the left (It will be fairly 
wide for a house and have two doors. Search the sign in the middle). 
Musashi the Samurai will join. He is awesome in every way. After that, 
exit the town to the right and enter a fight. You will have to fight a 
bunch of new enemies here (Don't be suprised at Musashi's movement, it 
is just the terrain). After that, enter the Tower of the Ancients. On 
the way up, there is another fight. After you enter the Tower, Kane 
will be killed. That is a small price to pay because you get Alef and 
Torasu to join (make sure that you keep them both in.). After that, you 
go back to Prompt. Talk to the King and he will give you the Sword of 
Darkness (keep this until you get the Chaos Breaker). Talk to the 
Scholars and they will tell you to use the Orb of Light at the Pool of 
Ancients. Go ahead and do that, and learn more of your quest. It will 
also tell you where to get the Chaos Breaker. As you exit, Adam the 
Robot will join. As soon as he joins, you have to fight Chaos, another 
Robot. Once you win, return to the town and heal as necessary. Go to 
the King and learn about Metepha. Go there and read the signs. Once you 
do that, you will learn how to make the Chaos Breaker. Return to prompt 
and talk to the King. After you do, leave town and head south for your 
Final destination, Runefaust. Before you get there though, there is one 
last fight (look out for those Armed Skeletons). 

Chapter 8. Rise of the Ancient Castle 
You start out right in front of Runefaust. Enter it. As soon as you do, 
look for a bush above you with a yellow star. Search there, and Hanzou 
will join (just as good as Musashi, except with magic!) After that, ask 
around and learn about King Ramladu. Enter the castle, but before you 
do, visit the Weapons shop. Now you can enter the castle. Be sure and 
get the chests...Also, this is a perfect level up battle. After that, 
head deeper into the castle, and fight the infamous King Ramladu. This 
is a fun fight, because it is almost even. After you thrash him, move 
on. I strongly suggest that you go back to the town and heal and stock 
up on healing supplies, because next you have the 3 final battles all 
in a row. When you are ready, make your way through the castle and into 
the Gate of the Ancients (deja vu?) You have to move to the farthest 
point left and USE the Chaos Breaker (you might have heard this in 
books and from people). Enter the Gate again and enter the Warp. After 
that, you are on the home stretch...In this fight; you have to take on 
the Colossus. He will devide into 3 things, then attack. Each one has a 
level 3 spell (bolt, blaze, and freeze). Right after that fight, you 
are on to fight the notorious Dark Sol. Man, this guy is easier than 
the Mishela fight (look out for his dark spell though). Once you beat 
him, you can move onto the final fight, Dark Dragon. He is kinda hard 
(Should be harder though). You have to put to members (Usually Torasu 
and Gong and have them cast Aura level 4 when needed) over the squares 
to stop the skeletons. Then just whoop both heads, and close in on the 
middle. Look out though, because he has infinite level 4 magic, plus a 
level 4 death magic. Voila, you have beaten Shining Force one. 
Congratulations!