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                              Shining Force II:
                            FAQ / Strategy Guide



Copyright 2004-05, Apathetic Aardvark               Email: sinenomine@gmail.com
All rights reserved                                                Version 1.08
I am also known as SineNomine                                          01/31/05
                     >>>>>> US VERSION WALKTHROUGH  <<<<<<

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Index/Table of Contents
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Disclaimer.........................................................i
Version History....................................................ii
Walkthrough........................................................iii
Characters & NPCs..................................................iv
Items..............................................................v
Spells.............................................................vi
Enemy Listing......................................................vii
Other..............................................................viii
Credits............................................................ix

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                       i)  Disclaimer (Legal stuff)
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Copyright 2004-05, Apathetic Aardvark
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generations of your family.

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                          ii) Version History
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1/9/04 Began planning!
1/10/04 Finished the Walkthrough Section
1/11/04 Finished the Enemy list, Spell List and Items List completed. Filled in
the characters section with some info, Mithril Guide, Non special Mithril item
guides, enemy resistances and a frequently asked question section.
1/14/04 Added enemy stats on Super mode as well as the starting stats of each
party member.
3/8/04 NPCs
12/12/04 - Minor Corrections in some wording
01/03/05 - Add gold chart, spell levels chart, battle tips.
01/09/05 - omfg, fixed whatever I did to screw up the formatting.  Re-ordered
the main sections a bit, corrections on a few items.
01/23/05 - Redid the characters section.  It is much more thorough, not to
mention fair now.
1/31/05 - Added character level up charts with first sample data.  More samples
to come soon to increase accuracy.

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                          iii) Walkthrough
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1. Granseal  ^01^
2. Yeel/Hawel ^02^
3. Galam Castle / Rush to Granseal ^03^
4. Granseal Under Siege ^04^
5. New Home ^05^
6. Ribble ^06^
7. Polca / Bedoe ^07^
8. Achilles Sword ^08^
9. Hassan/Taros ^09^
10. Creed ^10^
11. To North Parmecia! ^11^
12. Mitula ^12^
13. Moun/Nazca ^13^
14. Chasing Geshp ^14^
15. The Holy Sword ^15^
16. Zeon ^16^

Before we start, if you are at all confused where something is on the battle
fields, I have made a complete list of battle maps which will hopefully be up
on www.gamefaqs.com soon.  They are listed by battle number, though slightly
out of order in areas around the Kraken battle.  Hopefully they can fill in
any information which I am vague about.

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^01^                         Granseal
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Items in this area: medical herb, medical herb, angel wing, antidote, Mithril
#1, Quick Chicken
Characters to get: Bowie, Sarah, Chester, Jaha

You will wake up in your house as Bowie, walk down the stairs and have a short
conversation with your mother. She'll send you off to school. At this point
in the game, there is no sense in walking around snagging items, so just go to
school. The school is the farthest building to the right in town, next to the
church. When you go inside, speak to Sarah, she'll explain where your teacher
is at. When she moves, proceed down the stairs to the basement. The vase has
a medical herb inside, so be sure to get that. Then talk to Sir Astral, your
teacher. He'll ramble a bit, when he is done, head back upstairs and take your
seat, next to Chester. Class begins.... but wait!  There's an emergency.

Chester smells something fishy going on and Sarah has a plan to enter the
castle. Join with Sarah and Chester will follow as well.

Head north to the castle. Once you gain entry, head to the left and upward
into what appears to be an armory room. In this room there are three chests
against the north wall containing a medical herb, angel wing, and antidote.
Leave this room and enter the main part of the castle. Head up the wide stair
case to the left and enter the room just above it. Head up the stairs to the
right and you will end up in a bedroom. Some events will take place. You will
eventually be spotted and more or less recruited to check out the strange
events in the tower.

Head back down the stairs and head to the left. Talk to Sir Astral and keep
heading to the left. Head up the staircases until you no longer can. Talk to
the guard blocking the way, when he moves, follow the path out. Walk around
BEHIND the tower, when you're about centered [you can't see yourself, so just
guess] walk north until you notice the screen stop moving. Search the area for
one of the fifteen Mithrils. Now, run around and enter the tower. It is
battle time.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Gizmo         |   6  |  5 |  0 |   8 |   5 |   5 |  5  | None

Battle Tips:

I. This battle is fairly straight forward. Try not to let them surround you
if possible.

II. Remember to use Bowie's Egress spell if you're in danger of losing.

III. You may wish to do this battle more than once to gain some extra
experience. If you elect to do this, cast Egress with only one enemy
remaining.

Once the battle is complete, walk back into the castle and to the bedroom you
had entered before. Take the staircase in this room up to the top bedroom.
Some important storyline points will happen here. Eventually, you'll wind up
in a meeting in the throne room. After a long talk, you'll be asked a question
by the minister. Just answer "Yes" to every question in this entire game, fore
the NPC's don't seem to understand what "No" means. When you regain control of
yourself head down and out of the castle.

Head back towards the school and go onto the docks below it. A ship will be
there now. Head onto the front end of the ship [stern]. The barrel furthest to
the right has a Quick Chicken inside.

Leave the boat and head to the south west corner of town. If you try to leave,
Jaha will stop you and join your party. You may also want to purchase a few
weapons at the weapon shop.

Item            |  Cost
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Short Sword     |  140
Short Spear     |  120
Short Axe       |  120
Wooden Rod      |   80
Short Knife     |   70

The item shop sells:

Item            |  Cost
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Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Antidote        |   20
Angel Wing      |   40

When you're done shopping leave town to go to...

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^02^                            Yeel/Hawel
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Items in this area: Power Water, Mithril #2, healing seed, antidote, healing
drop
Characters to get: Kazin

You'll get attacked before you can even take a step, here is the list of what
you will fight.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Ooze          |  4   |  9 |  0 |  11 |   6 |   5 |  4  |
Huge Rat      |  2   | 10 |  0 |  12 |   8 |   7 |  5  |

Battle Tips:

I. Huge Rats hit hard and move fast, try not to let them get more than one
turn attacking any character or it can be lights out.

II. Take advantage of Chester's new spear. It has better range than the
wooden stick did, allowing him to attack from an angle or further away.

After the battle, go down and search the southern most tip of the northern most
mountain. It will give you Mithril. Now enter the nearby cave. It's not
really much of a cave. You'll notice one chest in the front room which is
blocked. Enter the room to the lower left and get open the chest here for a
power water. Exit this cave and enter the small town northwest of here, Yeel.

In the first house on your right, the pot contains a healing seed. After this,
continue north, save/revive at the church if you need to [I'm not going to tell
you to do this anymore, just use common sense. Talk to the person wearing brown
clothing in the northwest corner of town. This is Kazin. Exit town to the north
and head northwest. It's another battle!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Ooze          |  3   |  9 |  0 |  11 |   6 |   5 |  4  |
Huge Rat      |  2   | 10 |  0 |  12 |   8 |   7 |  5  |
Huge Bat      |  1   | 11 |  0 |  15 |   8 |   8 |  6  |

Battle Tips:

I. It is a bit harder to move in this battle, thanks to all of the trees.
Huge Rats are not effected by this to anywhere near the extent your party is.

II. Huge Bats often drop Medical Herbs. They can also put a character to
sleep when they hit you.

III. Sarah learns Detox at level 4. It removes poison.

Once you have won this battle, head northwest and enter Hawel's house. Some
more story will happen. Kazin will join you now as a fighting member. Before
you rush out of the house, check the two treasure chests for an antidote and
healing drop. As you leave, you'll get in yet another battle.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Huge Bat      |  3   | 11 |  0 |  15 |   8 |   8 |  6  |
Galam Soldier |  3   | 11 |  0 |  15 |  10 |   8 |  6  |
Galam Archer  |  2   | 15 |  0 |  15 |  10 |  10 |  5  |

Battle Tips:

I. Kazin will learn Blaze 2 at level 5. It allows him to hit many more
enemies at once.

II. The improved defense of these enemies will make your attacks do very weak
damage. How unfortunate.

After this battle more events will happen. You'll eventually regain control of
yourself after a few more events in...

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^03^                  Galam Castle / Rush to Granseal
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Items in this area: Chirrup Sandals, Mithril #3
Characters to get: Slade

Once you gain control of Bowie examine the nearby table for Chirrup Sandals.
After this, walk next to Jaha to continue the talk. Once you regain control,
leave your cell and head all the way to the left towards the steps. Slade has
a better idea, follow him. When you fall down a level, walk up against the top
wall and search it for another Mithril. Now follow the path until you reach a
ladder. Climb it and then the stairs, all of the barrels are empty. Run
through the kitchen. Head down a bit and then head left, you'll see an event.
Once it ends, continue left and down the stairs. Head south and you will be
spotted by the guards, battle time!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Galam Soldier |  3   | 11 |  0 |  15 |  10 |   8 |  6  |
Galam Archer  |  2   | 15 |  0 |  15 |  10 |  10 |  5  |
Galam Mage    |  2   | 14 |  5 |  15 |   9 |  11 |  5  |Blaze
Galam Knight  |  1   | 16 |  0 |  17 |  11 |  12 |  7  |

Battle Tips:

I. Galam Mages cast Blaze, it will do about six damage to you. They can only
cast it twice though. One of them also drops a Short Rod, a nice new weapon
for Sarah or Kazin.

II. The Galam Knight is the leader, if you defeat him all of the enemies will
be defeated. Be careful though, he has spear range, just like Chester.

After the battle you'll get some storyline and will receive the Jewel of Light.
When you regain control of Bowie, head into town, there are a few new things to
buy!  Oh yeah, Slade will join you as a fighter now.

When you get to the item shop, run inside and open the chests for two Medical
Herbs. The Vendors sell:

Item            |  Cost
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Short Sword     |  140
Short Spear     |  120
Bronze Lance    |  260
Short Axe       |  120
Wooden Rod      |   80
Short Rod       |  130
Short Knife     |   70

The item shop sells:

Item            |  Cost
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Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Antidote        |   20
Angel Wing      |   40

Once you're done shopping, head south through the main gates and leave Galam.
You will get attacked again.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Galam Soldier |  3   | 11 |  0 |  15 |  10 |   8 |  6  |
Galam Archer  |  1   | 15 |  0 |  15 |  10 |  10 |  5  |
Galam Mage    |  2   | 14 |  5 |  15 |   9 |  11 |  5  |Blaze
Galam Knight  |  2   | 16 |  0 |  17 |  11 |  12 |  7  |
Dark Cleric   |  1   | 15 |  7 |  18 |  11 |  13 |  5  |Heal

Battle Tips:

I. Slade starts at a pitiful level five, so he may be one, if not two levels
below the rest of you team. Try to keep him alive and get him experience, he
is one of the best characters in the game once he gets promoted.

II. Sarah learns Heal 2 at level 7. It improves the range of the spell.

III. Dark Clerics can cast Heal a couple of times.

IV. If you bough a Bronze Lance for Chester, it would be wise to keep the
Short Spear still. While the Lance does additional damage, the Short Spear,
and all other spear weapons have better range, which can be useful. Always
keep a spear class weapon on any Knight class character.

When the battle is done, return to...

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^04^                           Granseal under Siege
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Items in this area: Mithril #4
Characters to get: Kiwi

You'll notice the town is more or less dead. In the Tiny house next to the
docks talk to the Turtle and give him a name [default is Kiwi]. He will join
your party. Now head for the castle. Go into the Throne Room for an event.
Just listen to the talking and try to approach the tower you were in earlier.
You will get interrupted a few times with text before getting there.

Walk to the seal where you fought Gizmo's earlier. Enter it. Follow the path
around for several screens and enter into the only room you see. There will be
a large amount of story line and you will eventually be attacked!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Galam Archer  |  3   | 15 |  0 |  15 |  10 |  10 |  5  |
Galam Mage    |  1   | 14 |  5 |  15 |   9 |  11 |  5  |Blaze
Galam Knight  |  3   | 16 |  0 |  17 |  11 |  12 |  7  |
Dark Cleric   |  1   | 15 |  7 |  18 |  11 |  13 |  5  |Heal
Dark Smoke    |  2   | 18 | 20 |  22 |  13 |  13 |  6  |Dispel

Battle Tips:

I. the Dark Smokes each get two moves every turn as they are 'bosses' though
the other enemies don't die if they do, strange.

II. Thanks to nearly every enemy having a long range attack, it is very easy
to walk into an ambush here. Have Sarah ready with heal spells.

III. Kazin learns Muddle at level 9. This spell can lower the attack accuracy
of enemies.

IV. Kiwi's high defense makes him an ideal tank against the physical attackers,
but one Blaze will nearly kill him.

After the battle you'll have a long amount of storyline to watch, interesting
too. You'll get the Jewel of Evil. Once Sir Astral tells you to leave, leave
the tower. You don't need to rush out, nothing bad happens. Work your way out
of the tower, through and out of the castle. When you get at the front gates
of it, another event will happen.

To your right, there is a small hole [near the school], search it for Mithril.
Now, work your way through the school and down to the boat which is still in
the dock. Talk to the old man in orange when you get on the boat and it will
depart. There will be some conversation on the boat and eventually you will
arrive on a new continent, Parmecia.

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^05^                              New Home
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Items in this Area: Cheerful Bread, Warrior Pride, Antidote, Healing Seed
Characters to get: Peter, though you can't control him yet

Time to build a town, plank after plank. Just kidding, you only need to move
one plank, then one of the townsfolk will have mysteriously not returned from a
dangerous mission!  Choose to find him and guess what. Another battle!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Green Ooze    |  2   | 17 |  0 |  22 |  12 |  12 |  4  |
Goblin        |  4   | 18 |  0 |  22 |  13 |  13 |  6  |
Hunter Goblin |  3   | 24 |  0 |  22 |  12 |  14 |  5  |
Witch         |  2   | 21 | 10 |  19 |  12 |  15 |  6  |Freeze

Battle Tips:

I. Kiwi does not live long around Witches.

II. Enemies have a lot more life and more defense than those you just fought.
With your old weapons, this battle will be a great challenge. Do not be afraid
to retreat and try again should things get rough.

III. Hunter Goblin's are not effected by the forest terrain, but most of your
characters will be. Stick to the sandy road if possible.

Anyway, you'll return to the ship just in time to see the new Granseal built.
This advances the story one full year. There will be a meeting in the castle
after this. When the meeting is over, head left one room and up a bit and
examine the second barrel for Cheerful Bread. Now head all the way to the
right and head up into what is called the Tactical Room. Walk straight up to
the Emblem in the back of the room and search it for Warrior Pride. Now head
back to the throne room and head south to exit the castle into town.

You'll be stopped and shown something near the front end of town. Some story
will happen and finally the Minister will arrive. Head back up to the castle
for more talking. Eventually, Peter the Phoenix will join you. You won't be
able to move him yet, but he will appear in battle and attack targets.

After receiving your gift from the King, explore the new town and go shopping.
In the lower left house, the barrel contains an antidote.

The item shop, near the middle of town, sells:

Item            |  Cost
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Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Antidote        |   20
Angel Wing      |   40

Now onto the right side of the town. The house which is half constructed has a
Healing Seed inside of the barrel. Once you get that, head straight up to the
weapons shop [thank God!]. The weapons shop sells:

Item            |  Cost
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Short Sword     |  140
Middle Sword    |  340
Bronze Lance    |  260
Spear           |  460
Short Axe       |  120
Hand Axe        |  340
Wooden Rod      |   60
Short Rod       |  130
Short Knife     |   70

When you're done shopping exit town and a long way right to the next screen. Go
down a very short ways to the next screen and east again. You'll be in another
battle, time to try out those weapons!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Green Ooze    |  2   | 17 |  0 |  22 |  12 |  12 |  4  |
Goblin        |  3   | 18 |  0 |  22 |  13 |  13 |  6  |
Hunter Goblin |  2   | 24 |  0 |  22 |  12 |  14 |  5  |
Witch         |  2   | 21 | 10 |  19 |  12 |  15 |  6  |Freeze
Vampire Bat   |  2   | 20 |  8 |  26 |  16 |  16 |  6  |Blaze1-2

Battle Tips:

I. Ah, new weapons. This should be easier than the last one.

II. More trouble for Kiwi, more spell casters than before.

III. Vampire Bats have Blaze 2, which can decimate your party if you travel
too close to each other.

IV: Sarah learns blast at level 10. It does only six damage and has a bad
range, but it may be better than her normal attack.

Once you have won this battle, continue heading right until you reach the town
of...

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^06^                               Ribble
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Items in this Area: Mithril #5, Bright Honey, Mithril #6, Silver Tank
Characters to get: May

Upon entering the town you will be accused of being bad guys. Head to the
Mayors house, which is straight up from the entrance and Peter will sort
everything out and you'll be able to run around the town like normal. See the
3x3 square to your right?  Approach it from the bottom and search when you are
facing UP on the bottom center square, you'll find Mithril. There's some
Bright Honey in the vase inside of the home in the lower left side of town.
Go over to the lower right and talk to the Centaur. Her name is May and she
will join your party. Feel free to shop now, the vendors sell:

Item            |  Cost
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Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
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Short Sword     |  140
Middle Sword    |  340
Bronze Lance    |  260
Spear           |  460
Short Axe       |  120
Hand Axe        |  340
Wooden Rod      |   60
Short Rod       |  130
Short Knife     |   70
Dagger          |  320
Wooden Arrow    |  250

Time to leave town, head down past the cave, right along the side of the river
and then up to go around the mountains. Head right onto the next screen and
you will get into another battle.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Goblin        |  3   | 18 |  0 |  22 |  13 |  13 |  6  |
Hunter Goblin |  2   | 24 |  0 |  22 |  12 |  14 |  5  |
Witch         |  2   | 21 | 10 |  19 |  12 |  15 |  6  |Freeze
Vampire Bat   |  3   | 20 |  8 |  26 |  16 |  16 |  6  |Blaze1-2
Dark Dwarf    |  2   | 21 |  0 |  27 |  17 |  18 |  4  |

Battle Tips:

I. The southern-most Witch is holding a power ring, which will be given to the
character whom it is killed by. If that characters inventory is full, it will
fall to the ground but you can buy it from the 'deals' section of any vendor.

II. This is a very large battlefield, make sure you spot all the Vampire Bats
before you start so you do not accidentally walk into their range without
knowing it.

After the battle, follow the river along and head up to the next screen. Keep
following the river until you reach the first bridge, cross over it. Head up
exactly seven steps, then run into the side of the mountain and search if for
another Mithril. Backtrack over the bridge and head up until the next screen.

After a few steps on this screen there is a bridge to the left, take it and
continue all the way left on to the next screen. Enter the cave and prepare
for another battle!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Hunter Goblin |  2   | 24 |  0 |  22 |  12 |  14 |  5  |
Witch         |  2   | 21 | 10 |  19 |  12 |  15 |  6  |Freeze
Vampire Bat   |  3   | 20 |  8 |  26 |  16 |  16 |  6  |Blaze1-2
Dark Dwarf    |  2   | 21 |  0 |  27 |  17 |  18 |  4  |
Hobgoblin     |  1   | 21 |  0 |  25 |  19 |  19 |  5  |

Battle Tips:

I. This battle is fought in a cave, so your view is limited quite a bit. Use
the map feature by clicking on any open terrain and selecting map to see the
layout of the enemies.

II. You'll notice there is a chest in the upper right of this cave, but since
you're playing the U.S. version of the game, you won't be able to get it until
after the battle.

III. Kazin learns Dispel at level 13, it can be used to try to prevent enemy
spell casters from casting. A spell caster who can not cast spells is fairly
useless.

IV. Sarah learns Detox 2 at level 13. In addition to a better range, it can
remove stun from someone too!  This is not terribly useful, as about three
enemies in the game have the ability to stun you.

So when the battle ends, open it for a Silver Tank. Exit the cave using the
upper left exit. Take the lower of the two paths to your left and enter the
towns of...

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^07^                             Polca / Bedoe
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Items in this Area: Protect Milk, Quick Ring
Characters to Get: Peter [you can control him], Gerhalt, Luke, Oddler [tags
along, doesn't fight]

Get the protect milk from a barrel located in the building which is etched into
the side of a cliff. The local vendors sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Middle Sword    |  340
Long Sword      |  620
Bronze Lance    |  260
Spear           |  460
Short Axe       |  120
Hand Axe        |  340
Short Rod       |  130
Bronze Rod      |  360
Short Knife     |   70
Dagger          |  320
Wooden Arrow    |  250

After shopping, there's really nothing to do. You can talk to the guy who fell
over in the left hand side of the screen for an interesting bit or try to exit
the screen to the town in the upper right corner. An event will happen. Once
you can move again, exit the town in the upper right. You'll get into another
battle.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Witch         |  2   | 21 | 10 |  19 |  12 |  15 |  6  |Freeze
Hobgoblin     |  5   | 21 |  0 |  25 |  19 |  19 |  5  |
Death Monk    |  3   | 23 | 13 |  27 |  14 |  18 |  6  |Heal1-2, Blast
Evil Cloud    |  1   | 22 |  0 |  30 |  18 |  17 |  5  |
Death Archer  |  1   | 27 |  0 |  28 |  19 |  20 |  5  |

Battle Tips:

I. The Death Archer is the leader, kill him and they all die.

II. Death Monks bring a rare combination of power and spell casting. They are
not as deadly as upcoming enemy monks, but learn how to deal with them now.

III. Evil Cloud packs a punch, it also starts in the middle of no where. Be
cautious of where it is at all times.

When you're done, head to the town at the top of the cliff, Bedoe.

When you enter the town, there will be a confrontation at the gate, but Peter
will get you in safely. Bedoe is comprised of four floors. There is nothing
on the first floor of interest. The second floor has some shops. They sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Middle Sword    |  340
Long Sword      |  620
Spear           |  460
Steel Lance     |  810
Hand Axe        |  340
Middle Axe      |  610
Short Rod       |  130
Bronze Rod      |  360
Dagger          |  320
Knife           |  500
Wooden Arrow    |  250
Iron Arrow      |  600

The third floor has a Quick Ring inside of a vase located in the lower right.
The fourth floor is where the King resides. Go here for some storyline. When
you regain control of Bowie, head right and take the stairs up to the top of
Mount Bedoe. Enter the Temple and speak with God Volcanon. After the chat,
Peter will join you as a full member of the team, meaning you can move him
around.

Leave the temple and head back to the throne room. Speak to King Bedoe, answer
yes to his question. Some more events will occur. Walk down to the first
floor and back outside. Go left and position yourself next to the shrubs which
are closest to the bottom of the screen. An event will occur. This will be
important later. When you can, leave Bedoe and head back to Polca.

As you re-enter Polca, you'll notice things are about to pick up. A battle
will ensue, but before it does, Gerhalt the Wolfman will join your party.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Hobgoblin     |  3   | 21 |  0 |  25 |  19 |  19 |  5  |
Evil Cloud    |  2   | 22 |  0 |  30 |  18 |  17 |  5  |
Death Archer  |  4   | 27 |  0 |  28 |  19 |  20 |  5  |
Zombie        |  5   | 27 |  0 |  32 |  20 |  18 |  5  |
Black Monk    |  1   | 30 | 19 |  33 |  18 |  21 |  6  |Heal1-2, Blast
Master Mage   |  1   | 28 | 14 |  25 |  18 |  22 |  5  |Blaze1-2

Battle Tips:

I. Master Mage is the leader of the group, kill him and you win the battle.
He does have Blaze 2 and the ability to cast it a couple of times though.

II. Black Monk's healing spells can be annoying to overpower.

III. Zombie's can poison you. 2HP per turn may not seem a lot, but it can
kill characters.

After the battle Luke will come to his senses, go see the Mayor of this town.
You will get a raft for your troubles. As you leave the blind boy will be
shoved off by the mayor. You can choose whether or not to take him with, but
even if you say no your party feels pity when he falls flat on his face so you
get stuck with him regardless. Exit town and you'll see your first mode of
transportation!  After a bit of chatter you'll be able to enter it. Luke will
join your party at this point.

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^08^                            Achilles Sword
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Items in this Area: Steel Sword, Wooden Panel, Power Water, Achilles Sword
Characters to get: None

You will notice you now have 11 members in your force. Your going to need a
place to start subbing members out, so our next journey is for a way to do just
that. While I'm sure the game intends for you to go to a port town now, it is
rather pointless as the boss will kick your ass with ease. Instead, I'm going
to direct you to the Achilles sword.

Get in the raft and head south on the river, you'll come out near Ribble. Keep
heading south, when the river forks, head right. Follow the river onto the
next screen. Continue following it until you see a large chunk of mountains to
the right. Get off the raft at this point [south shore of the river] and begin
to walk around the mountains. Before long you'll get into another battle.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Evil Cloud    |  2   | 22 |  0 |  30 |  18 |  17 |  5  |
Death Archer  |  2   | 27 |  0 |  28 |  19 |  20 |  5  |
Zombie        |  4   | 27 |  0 |  32 |  20 |  18 |  5  |
Black Monk    |  2   | 30 | 19 |  33 |  18 |  21 |  6  |Heal1-2, Blast
Master Mage   |  1   | 28 | 14 |  25 |  18 |  22 |  5  |Blaze1-2
Golem         |  4   | 24 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  19 |  4  |

Battle Tips:

I. Golems pack quite a punch and can take a beating, luckily they move extra
slowly with only a range of four on mostly desert terrain.

II. This might be a rough battle since we skipped getting weapons, since it
would have required us to fight a more difficult battle.

III. Desert Terrain is not friendly for walking.

IV. Sarah learns Blast 2 at level 16. It hits more targets with better range,
though the damage is about the same.

After the battle, continue heading east and enter the cave. It's more of a
home for two very odd fellows. They'll mistake you for someone else. When you
get the chance, get the steel sword from the chest in the upper right corner of
this place. Talk to the older man, when he walks away, talk to him again.

He'll tag along with you, head outside and cast egress [or walk back to your
raft, sail it to the cave near Ribble, blah blah]. In case you didn't catch
that, head to the cave which is just south of Ribble. The old man will be able
to open the door which you would not have been able to earlier. Believe it or
not, there are enemies guarding this place!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Black Monk    |  2   | 30 | 19 |  33 |  18 |  21 |  6  |Heal1-2, Blast
Master Mage   |  2   | 28 | 14 |  25 |  18 |  22 |  5  |Blaze1-2
Golem         |  5   | 24 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  19 |  4  |
Gargoyle      |  4   | 29 |  0 |  38 |  23 |  21 |  6  |
Arrow Launcher|  2   | 35 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  23 |  4  |

Battle Tips:

I. The northern-most Arrow Launcher is the leader. Kill him and they all die.

II. Gargoyle's are very strong and move without land effect. They can cause a
great deal of damage if they get behind the main line to a spell caster.

III. Kazin learns Desoul at level 18. This spell tries to instantly kill an
enemy. It does not work often, but if it does, quick kill.

After the battle, the old man will walk with you to the right side. Something
sad will happen and you'll be left all alone. Good news though, there are two
chests in the middle and left of this room which contain a Wooden Panel and a
Power Water. Once you have gotten them both, exit and walk back/egress to
Ribble.

When you get to Ribble, walk up to the Tree and use the Wooden Panel on it.
Approach from the front-right side. Use the A button to bring up the menu, the
C button will just search it endlessly. Enter the hole it makes, head up and
then left at the split for a chest containing the Achilles Sword. Equip it on
Bowie right away, as it is the best thing available to him now.

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^09^                            Hassan/Taros
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Items in this Area: Mithril #7, Running Pimento, Mithril #8, Holy Water
Characters to get: Rohde [doesn't join], Rick

Now that you have the Achilles Sword, it is possible to advance the storyline.
Head back to your raft [it will be parked just outside of Ribble. Head down
the river again, this time however, head down when the river splits. After it
winds around for a while, the screen will fade out. It's time for one of the
harder battles of the game.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Kraken Leg    |  8  |  24 |  0 |  38 |  26 |  19 |  6  |
Kraken Arm    |  2  |  30 |  0 |  42 |  28 |  22 |  6  |
Kraken Head   |  1  |  35 |  0 |  50 |  29 |  25 |  5  |Aqua

Battle Tips:

I. As you might suspect, the head is the leader of this fight. Once it is
beaten the rest of the Kraken will be as well.

II. The head can cast Aqua, which will hit one target for around 15 damage.
This spell has very high range and costs 0mp.

III. The arms have spear range. They are also quite powerful.

IV. Sarah learns slow at level 19.

Once he is beat head down at the fork, get out of the raft and enter the port
city of Hassan. This town has a lot of things to do. First, head to the left
fence. You will see an opening with a chest just beyond it. Search it for
Mithril. The lower barrel in the building labeled "bar" contains a running
pimento. Head down from here and go left when the dock splits. There are five
barrels against each other. The one in he upper right corner contains another
Mithril.

Now go to the large house at the south end of town [above the docks though].
Inside is Rohde, he will take interest to your newly acquired Achilles Sword
and follow you around. The two shops are on the right side of town, you'll
probably want to upgrade your weapons now.  They sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Long Sword      |  620
Steel Sword     | 1120
Spear           |  460
Steel Lance     |  810
Middle Axe      |  610
Power Axe       | 1100
Iron Rod        |  560
Power Stick     | 1050
Knife           |  500
Thieve's Dagger |  940
Iron Arrow      |  600
Steel Arrow     | 1270

When you're done shopping, leave town the way you came in and begin walking to
the left. You'll quickly be attacked by more enemies.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Black Monk    |  2   | 30 | 19 |  33 |  18 |  21 |  6  |Heal1-2, Blast
Master Mage   |  2   | 28 | 14 |  25 |  18 |  22 |  5  |Blaze1-2
Golem         |  2   | 24 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  19 |  4  |
Gargoyle      |  4   | 29 |  0 |  38 |  23 |  21 |  6  |
Arrow Launcher|  2   | 35 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  23 |  4  |
Soulsower     |  2   | 27 |  0 |  43 |  32 |  25 |  4  |

Battle Tips:

I. Soulsowers can stun you. That plus their huge damage can be very bad.  Other
than that, this battle should be a breeze

When the battle is over, head left until you reach the next screen. There is a
temple near the top of this screen. Enter it. If you didn't have the Achilles
Sword, or Rohde, you would turn around now. Instead, you're fortunate enough
to have a pending battle!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Black Monk    |  1   | 30 | 19 |  33 |  18 |  21 |  6  |Heal1-2, Blast
Master Mage   |  2   | 28 | 14 |  25 |  18 |  22 |  5  |Blaze1-2
Golem         |  3   | 24 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  19 |  4  |
Gargoyle      |  3   | 29 |  0 |  38 |  23 |  21 |  6  |
Arrow Launcher|  2   | 35 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  23 |  4  |
Soulsower     |  2   | 27 |  0 |  43 |  32 |  25 |  4  |
Taros         |  1   | 49 |  0 |  43 |  32 |  23 |  0  |Bolt [from Sword]

I. Taros can only be damaged by Bowie and only if Bowie uses the Achilles Sword
to attack him. Taros can not move, but has the same range as a spear when
attacking. His sword also gives him the ability to cast the bolt2 spell.

II. Keep Sarah nearby with some heal spells since Taros will get two turns for
every one Bowie gets and you'll need three or four hits to kill him.

III. Bowie learns Bolt at level 22.

IV. Sarah learns Heal 3 at level 22, it has improved range and heals for 30 HP
[37 if promoted].

V. Kazin learns Blaze 3 at level 22. It does improved damage.

After the battle you will get the Caravan. The Caravan can travel over many
types of terrain. It can hold items which until now you'll been lugging around
such as Mithril. This is also where you will put members of the force who are
not in the active battle party.

When you regain control of Bowie, open the chest to your right for Healing
Water. Leave the temple and cast egress or walk back to Hassan. Talk to the
Knight near the entrance. He is Rick and he'll join you. You'll also see a
new shopkeeper standing by the door. He sells:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Broad Sword     | 1600
Battle Axe      | 1370
Power Spear     | 1270
Robin Arrow     | 1480
Flail           | 1490
Leather Glove   | 1300

When you're done shopping, leave town, it's time to find...

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^10^                                Creed
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Items in this Area: Dry Stone, Mithril #9, Vigor Ball, Fairy Powder, Secret
Book, Angel Wing, Brave Apple, Medical Herb, Mithril #10, Mithril #11, Healing
Rain, Running Ring, Antidote, Medical Herb, Cannon
Characters to get: Elric, One of the following: Tyrin, Eric, Karna, Randolf

We're going to take the round about method of getting to where we're going so
you don't have to spend the time fighting a previous battle again. Head back
to Ribble on the boat, get off and walk left. Head up one screen, then left
one screen. You should now see a river with some rocks floating in them. The
caravan can travel on this. Follow the Rocks down until you reach a cave.
Enter the cave. Examine what looks like an old camp fire for Dry Stone. This
is all we need to do here right now. Exit the cave, head down until you hit a
mountain [2 steps] then cross the rocky river to the left. You'll notice a
discoloration of one of the forest grids. This is actually the secret Elven
Village. Enter it.

This area is difficult to navigate because the trees are in the way. When you
enter, take seven steps up, five steps left, five steps down,  and then all
the way right until you reach a hidden chest, which contains a Mithril. If you
head up and try to exit to the right, you'll reach a special stage. There are
hidden chests in this stage, but sadly, you own the US version of the game and
can not open them, ever. This is a good place to level up if you would like.

If you wish to fight here, the enemies include Mist Demons, Orc Lords, Dark
Soldiers, Lesser Demons Blue Shamans, Dark Madams and Master Monk.  The great
news is, if you maneuver yourself to the Master Monks position, it will spawn
alone.  Attack it, gain exp.  It will heal.  Repeat.  You can get a good level
before it even strikes back, then just kill it and repeat.  Mist demons will
probably own you hard at this point, so try not to spawn any if your intent is
to level up.

Go back to the chest in which you found Mithril. Position yourself directly to
its left and walk left until you no longer can. Walk up one step, then left
until you reach the base of some staircase. Walk down one step, then left
until you can not anymore. Walk up 12 steps when you will be stopped again.
Right two steps and up until you hit the shrub two squares away from the
building. Left one step and up until you see the chest, which contains a Vigor
Ball.

Make your way back down and enter the largest building. Examine the vase for
Fairy Powder. Head up the stairs. Examine the bookshelf for the Secret Book.
When you've collected everything, leave the Elven Village. At this point you
are supposed to fight another battle. If you wish to skip it though, walk
right two steps, then run up to the mountains, and follow them until you reach
the next area. If you wish to fight it, simply walk left a few steps.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Gargoyle      |  3   | 29 |  0 |  38 |  23 |  21 |  6  |
Arrow Launcher|  2   | 35 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  23 |  4  |
Soulsower     |  4   | 27 |  0 |  43 |  32 |  25 |  4  |
High Priest   |  2   | 30 | 29 |  40 |  31 |  23 |  5  |Heal1-2-3, Blast1-2
Dark Madam    |  1   | 29 | 17 |  38 |  31 |  29 |  6  |Freeze1-2
Orc           |  3   | 30 |  0 |  43 |  37 |  27 |  5  |

Battle Tips:

I. The southern most high priest has a Shining ball.

II. The Orc  in the middle is the leader.

III. Orcs have great defense, spells are the way to go.

IV. Look out for all the spell casters here. High Priests have Heal 3, which
can prolong the battle for a while.

When the battle is won, continue heading left on to the next screen. Approach
the pond and Oddler will notice something. Follow Oddler in, here comes
another Battle!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Arrow Launcher|  1   | 35 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  23 |  4  |
High Priest   |  2   | 30 | 29 |  40 |  31 |  23 |  5  |Heal1-2-3, Blast1-2
Dark Madam    |  2   | 29 | 17 |  38 |  31 |  29 |  6  |Freeze1-2
Orc           |  2   | 30 |  0 |  43 |  37 |  27 |  5  |
Harpy         |  5   | 32 | 10 |  48 |  38 |  29 |  7  |Dispel

Battle Tips:

I. As I can no longer guess which characters are in your party, I'll stop
mentioning who learns spells when. In general, a spell caster is going to
learn something every three to five levels.

II. There is no leader for the enemies, so you'll have to kill them all.

III. The Harpy's are rather hard, especially if you're defense is low. They
move well and deal huge amounts of damage.

When you win this battle, Elric will join you. Leave this area and head up a
few squares, Elric will open the mountain revealing a passage!  This passage is
a great place, there is a hidden area, inside of the hidden area!

First, walk all the way to the left side of this passage [so you're next to the
other exit]. Two square below the base of the stairs is the first secret
passage. Turn right when you can. Open the three chests for Brave Apple,
Medical Herb, and Angel Wing. Head back left. One step after you can no
longer see yourself, walk down through another hidden passage. Open this
chest for Mithril. Now head to the exit steps and walk outside. You'll get
attacked yet again.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Arrow Launcher|  1   | 35 |  0 |  35 |  24 |  23 |  4  |
High Priest   |  2   | 30 | 29 |  40 |  31 |  23 |  5  |Heal1-2-3, Blast1-2
Dark Madam    |  2   | 29 | 17 |  38 |  31 |  29 |  6  |Freeze1-2
Orc           |  3   | 30 |  0 |  43 |  37 |  27 |  5  |
Harpy         |  2   | 32 | 10 |  48 |  38 |  29 |  7  |Dispel
Skeleton      |  2   | 30 |  0 |  54 |  40 |  30 |  6  |

Battle Tips:

I. The furthest Skeleton is the leader.

II. The Dark Madam near him drops a Protect Ring when defeated.

III. The nearby Skeleton drops a Broad Sword.

IV. Skeletons take extra damage from fire. Other than this weakness, they are
some of the toughest enemies in the game.

When you win the battle, you'll be placed outside of Creed's Mansion. Don't go
in just yet. Follow the mountains above you to their highest point and search
the middle of those three squares for a Mithril. Now enter Creeds Mansion.

Head left and take a hidden passage by the trees to a Healing Rain in the
chest. Now enter the mansion itself, some story will occur, just play along.
After all of these events happen you'll find yourself on Chessboard Kingdom.
There's nothing to do here, so just go talk to the King and challenge his army
to a match. A battle will of course follow.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Pawn          |  6   | 36 |  0 |  53 |  37 |  25 |  6  |
Evil Bishop   |  2   | 33 | 36 |  47 |  37 |  25 |  5  |Heal1-2-3, Blast1-2
Rook          |  2   | 40 |  0 |  48 |  31 |  27 |  4  |
Knight        |  2   | 48 |  0 |  51 |  34 |  29 |  7  |
Queen         |  3   | 30 | 26 |  46 |  36 |  35 |  6  |Freeze1-2
King          |  1   | 55 | 28 |  55 |  40 |  33 |  6  |Blaze1-2

Battle Tips:

I. The King is the boss [duh].

II. They don't move like normal chess pieces either so don't worry about
playing unfairly.

III. They won't attack until you cross the half way point, which is a good
thing as this is possibly the hardest battle in the entire game.

IV. Rooks have great range, Knights have spear range.

The chest you receive for winning the battle contains a Cotton Balloon. Walk
to the lower right side of desktop kingdom, talk to the guard, and use the
cotton balloon on the edge of the pen. You'll parachute down to floor world.

Now, this is very important in the US version. Walk LEFT after it pops. Soon
enough you'll see a small guy trying to lift a ring. After you see this, enter
the mouse hole ALL the way to the right side. You'll be able to get this ring
when you grow up again. It's obvious where to go, so I won't bother to explain
it. Before long, you'll get attacked inside of the mouse hole. You'll have to
fight!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Bubbling Ooze |  6   | 32 |  0 |  47 |  35 |  26 |  4  |Aqua1-2
Rat           |  5   | 41 |  0 |  56 |  32 |  30 |  6  |
Willard [haha]|  1   | 50 |  0 |  62 |  36 |  37 |  6  |

Battle Tips:

I. The Willard is the leader, it moves quite fast too.

II. The Bubbling Ooze can use Aqua 1 and Aqua 2, so be on the look out for
that.

Once you have won the battle, work your way out of this 'maze' and you will be
encountered by a hell of a lot of storyline. Play around and follow it around
as instructed.

After consulting Evil Spirit, return to the main floor and talk to Fairy. She
will follow you around until you make it to the sick dwarf. Now, you have the
chance to get one of the four imprisoned heroes. You may only choose one at
point. Each one of them is the best in their character class. I usually pick
Karna or Tyrin, but feel free to choose whoever you like.

Now, go into the room which made you small before [it won't again]. Search the
area near the desk while facing left, you'll get a running ring. You can
search the garden outside for useless crap such as an antidote and medical
herb.

As you attempt to leave, another event will occur. Oddler will be leaving you
now. Your task now is to heal the ill dwarf, in the cave which you found the
Dry Stone near the Elven Village. Egress will take you to Hassan.

Work your way to the cave, let Fairy do her thing and get a Canon from the
Dwarfs. Make sure Bowie has an open slot of inventory to hold it with. Now
that you've done all this, take the Caravan back up and return to Granseal!

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^11^                            To North Parmecia!
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Items in this Area: Dynamite, Fairy Tear, Bright Honey, Healing Water, Cheerful
Bread, Mithril #12, Pegasus Wing
Characters to get: Sir Astral [non-fighter], Janet, Rohde [as a fighter],
Higins

Granseal will have changed since you were last here. All the buildings are
constructed now and the vendors have new items. I'll list them in a moment.
First, head towards the castle for another long series of events. Sir Astral
will join your team as an advisor, more of a chatterbox if you ask me.

When you can leave the castle, do so. Try to leave town, Janet will join your
team. Now it's time to shop. The stores sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Broad Sword     | 1600
Buster Sword    | 2600
Heavy Lance     | 1600
Large Axe       | 2250
Robin Arrow     | 1480
Assault Shell   | 2500
Flail           | 1490
Guardian Staff  | 2380
Leather Glove   | 1300
Power Glove     | 1800

When you're done getting weapons, talk to the man next to the weapon shop. If
you have the Cannon on you, you'll be able to get dynamite. Make sure to keep
BOTH items on someone in your active party [can be different people].

Now leave town, head up a ways and over to the right. You should recognize
this next screen from earlier. You'll get in another battle here with many new
enemies.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Skeleton      |  6   | 30 |  0 |  54 |  40 |  30 |  6  |
Lesser Demon  |  5   | 40 | 21 |  61 |  37 |  32 |  6  |Blaze1-2-3, Boost1-2
Dark Sniper   |  3   | 38 |  0 |  53 |  37 |  35 |  5  |
Dark Bishop   |  2   | 39 | 38 |  54 |  38 |  27 |  5  |Aura, Blast1-2-3

Battle Tips:

I. The lower Dark Bishop will drop a blizzard.

II. Lesser Demons are strong and have powerful spells. Be very careful around
them and do not cluster up.

III. Dark Sniper's have very impressive range. However, they can not hit
directly in front of them, pin them and they are toast.

After the battle go up to the blocked cave. Rohde will blast a hole through it
with the Cannon and Dynamite. He'll like it so much he'll join your party. Go
in the cave for another battle!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Skeleton      |  5   | 30 |  0 |  54 |  40 |  30 |  6  |
Lesser Demon  |  3   | 40 | 21 |  61 |  37 |  32 |  6  |Blaze1-2-3, Boost1-2
Dark Sniper   |  4   | 38 |  0 |  53 |  37 |  35 |  5  |
Dark Bishop   |  2   | 39 | 38 |  54 |  38 |  27 |  5  |Aura, Blast1-2-3
Dark Soldier  |  1   | 35 | 17 |  63 |  46 |  34 |  4  |Attack

Battle Tips:

I. Inside of a cave means bad visibility, take extra time to move the small
peephole around and see what is near.

After this battle, you can open the chest for a fairy tear. Exit the cave near
the top and you will have reached North Parmecia. The first town you'll see is
Ketto, enter it.

The first house on the left has Bright Honey. The item and weapon shop is
closed at first. Sneak to the top of the map via the right side and work your
way to the vendor standing there. He'll run into his shop. The barrel also
contains a Healing Water. They sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Broad Sword     | 1600
Buster Sword    | 2600
Heavy Lance     | 1600
Javelin         | 3400
Large Axe       | 2250
Robin Arrow     | 1480
Assault Shell   | 2500
Guardian Staff  | 2380
Indra Staff     | 3200
Power Glove     | 1800

When you're done here, leave the town and start walking right. You'll soon
encounter an event and ultimately a battle.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Lesser Demon  |  4   | 40 | 21 |  61 |  37 |  32 |  6  |Blaze1-2-3, Boost1-2
Dark Sniper   |  3   | 38 |  0 |  53 |  37 |  35 |  5  |
Dark Bishop   |  2   | 39 | 38 |  54 |  38 |  27 |  5  |Aura, Blast1-2-3
Dark Soldier  |  4   | 35 | 17 |  63 |  46 |  34 |  4  |Attack
Wizard        |  1   | 37 | 37 |  59 |  40 |  44 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3
Lizard Man    |  1   | 40 |  0 |  67 |  45 |  38 |  6  |

Battle Tips:

I. The Dark Bishop holds a Black Ring.

II. The Lizardman is the Leader.

III. All of the Blaze 3 casters can be deadly. Remember, if Peter is promoted
he takes reduced damage from fire.

After the battle some events will take place, you'll get Higins. Continue to
the right onto the next screen. Continue right and work your way around the
dried up river and enter the castle, Pacalon.

The vase in the L-shaped house on just right of center has Cheerful Bread. The
shops here sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Buster Sword    | 2600
Great Sword     | 5100
Heavy Lance     | 1600
Javelin         | 3400
Large Axe       | 2250
Assault Shell   | 2500
Great Shot      | 5000
Guardian Staff  | 2380
Indra Staff     | 3200
Power Glove     | 1800

Head upwards into the castle area when you're done shopping. Enter the left
room. You'll see some stairs going down. Ignore them and continue until you
see three small rocks on the ground next to a wall. The wall is actually
broken, head outside and down this set of stairs. The Chest contains Mithril.
Now head into the main part of the castle. Go right at the fork to reach the
Throne room. See the long blue carpet?  Get to the very right edge of it and
walk straight down, search this wall for a Pegasus Wing. Talk to the King of
this town to find out where to go next. It's time to rescue a Goddess!

It's time to go to...

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^12^                            Mitula
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Items in this Area: Mithril #13, Protect Milk, Healing Seed, Healing Seed,
Mithril #14, Critical Sword, Power Water, Healing Seed
Characters to Get: Taya, Skreech

Head up from Pacalon onto the next screen. You'll be greeted by enemies as
usual.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Dark Sniper   |  4   | 38 |  0 |  53 |  37 |  35 |  5  |
Dark Bishop   |  3   | 39 | 38 |  54 |  38 |  27 |  5  |Aura, Blast1-2-3
Dark Soldier  |  3   | 35 | 17 |  63 |  46 |  34 |  4  |Attack
Wizard        |  1   | 37 | 37 |  59 |  40 |  44 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3
Lizard Man    |  3   | 40 |  0 |  67 |  45 |  38 |  6  |
Wyvern        |  2   | 46 |  0 |  72 |  39 |  36 |  7  |Flame

Battle Tips:

I. The northern Lizardman is the leader.

II. Wyverns can cast flame, which is just fire breath. They also have great
movement range with incredible damage. Fortunately they are a bit low on
defense. Still, they can be the end of low HP characters.

After the battle head up for a long while. You'll see the 'trail' split, go to
the right with it. Follow the mountain around and search the top tip of the
lower mountain chain, you'll get Mithril. Continue following the mountains to
the right until you reach a bridge.

Enter the bridge. You will see a poor girl trapped by monsters. You'll need
to battle them to save her.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Lesser Demon  |  4   | 40 | 21 |  61 |  37 |  32 |  6  |Blaze1-2-3, Boost1-2
Dark Sniper   |  1   | 38 |  0 |  53 |  37 |  35 |  5  |
Dark Soldier  |  1   | 35 | 17 |  63 |  46 |  34 |  4  |Attack
Wizard        |  1   | 37 | 37 |  59 |  40 |  44 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3
Lizard Man    |  1   | 40 |  0 |  67 |  45 |  38 |  6  |
Wyvern        |  3   | 46 |  0 |  72 |  39 |  36 |  7  |Flame
Worm          |  4   | 45 |  0 |  75 |  40 |  34 |  5  |
Master Monk   |  1   | 47 | 39 |  66 |  45 |  31 |  6  |Heal1-2-3-4, Dispel

Battle Tips:

I. Worms hurt, badly. They can also poison you.

II. Take advantage of the narrow space and worms poor movement range to defeat
them. Do not let them bottle you up with ranged attackers leading the charge.
With all of their aerial units to the sides, it means certain defeat.

III. The Wizard is the leader of this battle.

IV. Master Monk is a great healer.

Once you are victorious, some more events will take place. When you can, exit
to the right side [bottom]. Head up into the town of Tristan.

First, the shops to your left sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Buster Sword    | 2600
Great Sword     | 5100
Javelin         | 3400
Chrome Lance    | 6900
Large Axe       | 2250
Great Axe       | 4600
Assault Shell   | 2500
Great Shot      | 5000
Guardian Staff  | 2380
Indra Staff     | 3200
Power Glove     | 1800
Brass Knuckles  | 2900

Head up the stairs at the temple. Then up the stairs which go up to the left.
The chest at the top of this room contains a Protect Milk. There are no chests
on the third floor of this, on the second is a chest with a healing seed and on
the first floor yet another healing seed. Exit this area and go back up the
first set of stairs to the temple. Enter it and walk to the back exit. You'll
now be in the Courtyard of Mitula's Shrine.

You'll be stopped, but it's a trap. More enemies!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Wizard        |  2   | 37 | 37 |  59 |  40 |  44 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3
Wyvern        |  3   | 46 |  0 |  72 |  39 |  36 |  7  |Flame
Worm          |  4   | 45 |  0 |  75 |  40 |  34 |  5  |
Master Monk   |  3   | 47 | 39 |  66 |  45 |  31 |  6  |Heal1-2-3-4, Dispel
Orc Lord      |  2   | 46 | 13 |  73 |  44 |  37 |  5  |Dispel
Dark Knight   |  1   | 50 |  0 |  76 |  48 |  40 |  7  |

Battle Tips:

I. The Dark Knight is the leader.

II. You may also notice a chest off in the distance but since you play the US
version of the game you can't get it ;P.

III. Movement is hard here thanks to the 30% land effect.

When the battle is over, walk up to the temple. There will be some talking.
When it is done, head inside for another battle, against a Greater Devil!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Gargoyle      |  1   | 29 |  0 |  38 |  23 |  21 |  6  |
Wizard        |  2   | 37 | 37 |  59 |  40 |  44 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3
Wyvern        |  1   | 46 |  0 |  72 |  39 |  36 |  7  |Flame
Master Monk   |  1   | 47 | 39 |  66 |  45 |  31 |  6  |Heal1-2-3-4, Dispel
Orc Lord      |  2   | 46 | 13 |  73 |  44 |  37 |  5  |Dispel
Dark Knight   |  5   | 50 |  0 |  76 |  48 |  40 |  7  |
Harpy Queen   |  2   | 53 | 20 |  81 |  39 |  43 |  7  |Freeze1-2
Zalbard       |  1   | 80 | 65 |  91 |  50 |  52 |  5  |Bolt1-2

Battle Tips:

I. Zalbard is a Greater Devil and the leader of this set of enemies. His Bolt
spells are highly destructive with enormous range. He also gets two turns
for every one turn any one of your party members gets. Try not to get bottled
up in the front half of this battle field.

II. Everything here does a lot of damage, the somewhat narrowness of the level
makes it difficult. Use any ranged attackers you have to your advantage, as
that is one aspect the enemy troops lack in this battle.

After the battle, the ground orb will fall to the ground and Mitula will be
freed. There will be a somewhat long discussion. Once you are able, head to
the room to the right [next to the chest, which holds a Mithril], to hear the
tale of the story tellers. When you've heard it, go back to the big room and
head left, getting the Critical Sword in the chest. Go in the room nearby on
this side. See the stone statue?  That is actually a character, go search it
and you will get Taya. Keep heading left, then down, and open the two chests
for Power Water and healing seed. Now exit the temple and courtyard back into
the town. Leave this place. Before you can a bird will fly around, it's the
one you saved in Bedoe, he'll join you, his name is Skreech. Now, go all the
way back to Pacalon Castle for the next mission, which is...

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^13^                             Moun / Nazca
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Items in this Area: Running Pimento, Sky Orb, Nazca Cannon
Characters to get: Frayja [follows], Jaro, Frayja [joins], Gyan, Zynk [follows]

First, you're going to need Frayja from Pacalon Castle. He's in the throne
room wearing all white. He'll follow you so you can try to save the City of
Moun. Once you have him, leave the castle. Sadly, instead of getting to Moun
with relative ease, you'll have to fight you way there. You'll be attacked the
instant you leave the castle into town.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Dark Bishop   |  1   | 39 | 38 |  54 |  38 |  27 |  5  |Aura, Blast1-2-3
Master Monk   |  2   | 47 | 39 |  66 |  45 |  31 |  6  |Heal1-2-3-4, Dispel
Orc Lord      |  3   | 46 | 13 |  73 |  44 |  37 |  5  |Dispel
Dark Knight   |  3   | 50 |  0 |  76 |  48 |  40 |  7  |
Harpy Queen   |  4   | 53 | 20 |  81 |  39 |  43 |  7  |Freeze1-2
Necromancer   |  1   | 47 | 42 |  75 |  44 |  51 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3
Devil Soldier |  1   | 60 | 16 |  84 |  48 |  43 |  6  |Boost1-2

Battle Tips:

I. The devil soldier is the leader.

II. Freeze 3 from the Necromancers has good range and does decent damage.

When you win, exit Pacalon and head north. You'll get into another fight
almost immediately.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Master Monk   |  2   | 47 | 39 |  66 |  45 |  31 |  6  |Heal1-2-3-4, Dispel
Necromancer   |  2   | 47 | 42 |  75 |  44 |  51 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3
Devil Soldier |  3   | 60 | 16 |  84 |  48 |  43 |  6  |Boost1-2
Cerberus      |  3   | 51 |  0 |  87 |  44 |  45 |  6  |Flame
Pegasus Knight|  4   | 65 |  0 |  81 |  37 |  47 |  7  |
Bow Master    |  1   | 46 |  0 |  87 |  53 |  40 |  5  |
Jar           |  1   | 59 |  0 |  74 |  44 |  48 |  7  |

Battle Tips:

I. Bow Master is the leader. He does good damage with impressive range, his
defense is also a force to be feared.

II. Jar[o] will join you during the battle [or after in some cases].

III. Pegasus Knights range make them formidable opponents.

IV. Cerberus takes reduced fire damage and increased ice damage.

Once the talk has ended, head to the town in the upper left of this screen,
it is Moun. Frayja will open the door exposing enemies. He'll join you out
of guilt for killing everyone by sealing them in Moun. Of course you'll get
to fight these enemies too.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Necromancer   |  2   | 47 | 42 |  75 |  44 |  51 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3
Devil Soldier |  3   | 60 | 16 |  84 |  48 |  43 |  6  |Boost1-2
Cerberus      |  3   | 51 |  0 |  87 |  44 |  45 |  6  |Flame
Pegasus Knight|  2   | 65 |  0 |  81 |  37 |  47 |  7  |
Bow Master    |  3   | 46 |  0 |  87 |  53 |  40 |  5  |
Mud Man       |  2   | 55 |  0 |  95 |  51 |  41 |  4  |
Shaman        |  1   | 56 | 46 |  82 |  42 |  40 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3

Battle Tips:

I. The Shaman is the leader.

II. The nearest Necromancer drops a Mage Staff.

III. Mud Men take reduced damage from Freeze spells.

IV. The Bow Masters can cause a lot of problems here.

V. Frayja will join your party whether you want him or not. He starts out
really crappy, but, is probably the best healer late in the game.

VI. Cerberus takes reduced fire damage and increased ice damage.

After the battle your party will see Zynk peak up from under a rock. Follow
him down to the hiding survivors. The only vase with anything in it is the
lowest one in the main room. It contains a running pimento. Walk over to the
right and you'll meet Gyan. He'll join you. Now go back up to the surface,
Zynk will elect to tag along. You can now buy items from the stores, they
sell:

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Medical Herb    |   10
Healing Seed    |  200
Healing Drop    |  300
Antidote        |   20
Fairy Powder    |  100
Angel Wing      |   40

Item            |  Cost
-----------------------------
Buster Sword    | 2600
Great Sword     | 5100
Javelin         | 3400
Chrome Lance    | 6900
Large Axe       | 2250
Great Axe       | 4600
Assault Shell   | 2500
Great Shot      | 5000
Guardian Staff  | 2380
Indra Staff     | 3200
Brass Knuckles  | 2900
Iron Knuckles   | 4800

Now head all the way to the left wall. Walk up the highest point, so you
are next to a wall and a cliff on two other sides. An arm will appear. Pick
it up. Now leave the town from the left side and continue to the bird in the
sand. You'll get into a battle with another Greater Devil, Cameela.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Necromancer   |  1   | 47 | 42 |  75 |  44 |  51 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3
Cerberus      |  2   | 51 |  0 |  87 |  44 |  45 |  6  |Flame
Pegasus Knight|  3   | 65 |  0 |  81 |  37 |  47 |  7  |
Bow Master    |  2   | 46 |  0 |  87 |  53 |  40 |  5  |
Mud Man       |  3   | 55 |  0 |  95 |  51 |  41 |  4  |
Shaman        |  1   | 56 | 46 |  82 |  42 |  40 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
Dragon Newt   |  4   | 60 |  0 |  87 |  42 |  46 |  6  |
Cameela       |  1   | 99 |  0 |  96 |  52 |  58 |  6  |

Battle Tips:

I. Cameela is the Leader. Sometimes she drops an Iron Ball. She gets two
turns to your one and does a ton of damage.

II. One of the Dragon Newts will drop a heat axe.

III. Sometimes the Shaman drops a Wish Staff. Make sure to kill it before
going after Cameela.

IV. Cerberus takes reduced fire damage and increased ice damage.

When you win the battle you'll receive the sky orb, to pilot the Nazca ship.
Where is this ship!?!  You're standing on it! Go inside the eye of the bird
when you get the chance, open the chest for a Nazca cannon. Put the Sky Orb
into the cockpit and watch a long series of events. We'll pick it up on...

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^14^                           Chasing Geshp
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Items in this Area: Brave Apple, Mithril, Vigor Ball, Blizzard, Healing Drop,
Healing Water, Demon Rod, White Ring, Evil Shot, Fairy Powder, Healing Water,
Evil Lance
Characters to Get: Sheela, Zynk [as a fighter], Claude, The remaining three
heroes from Creeds Mansion.

Once you get out of the Nazca Ship, head down a bit and way to the left. You
will find a Monk town/monastery. If you go inside, one of the vases has a
Brave apple. Back outside, walk to the right between the trees to get a chest
containing a Mithril. Head back towards the middle, walk straight across to
the left until you hit a tree. Down 1, left 1, down 1, left 3, up 5, left 1,
up 2, right 1, up 2, left 1, up 2, right 1, up 3, left 1, up 4, right 2, up 2,
left 1, up 1, left 1, up 2, search the tree for a Vigor Ball. Right 1, up as
far as you can go. You'll get Sheela now. Leave this town and exit the next
screen to the upper left. Time for another battle.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Mud Man       |  9*  | 55 |  0 |  95 |  51 |  41 |  4  |
Shaman        |  1   | 56 | 46 |  82 |  42 |  40 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
Dragon Newt   |  3   | 60 |  0 |  87 |  42 |  46 |  6  |
Griffin       |  2   | 60 |  0 |  96 |  45 |  48 |  7  |
Purple Worm   |  3   | 58 |  0 |  97 |  46 |  43 |  5  |
Mist Demon    |  2   | 68 | 28 | 100 |  41 |  51 |  6  |Muddle1-2
Chaos Wizard  |  1   | 53 | 49 |  86 |  48 |  59 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3-4
Bow Rider     |  1   | 61 |  0 |  95 |  55 |  44 |  7  |

Battle Tips:

I. The Bow Rider is the leader.

II. Any enemy I list with over 100 to any stat will appear as ?? on the game
screen.

III. Up to 9 Mud Men will appear as you get near the enemy starting position.
It is possible you will not see any. As they will spawn around you, it would
be a good idea to keep casters tight up against melee units, this way, you can
quickly protect them from all sides.

IV. No matter how you think of it, Mist Demons are deadly. They are somewhat
resistant to Freeze spells.

V. Purple worms can poison you.

VI. Many parts of this battle have hard to traverse terrains.

After the battle, head east and a bit down. You'll enter a town. The town
is Roft. In the lower left corner, there is a chest containing a blizzard.
Make sure to save at this priest so you don't egress into the middle of no
where during out next little run. The weapon shop has nothing new to sell,
except for perhaps some 'deals'. The basement of the weapons shop does have
a chest holding a healing drop though. The house on the upper level of town
furthest to the left has an important game event. When the event is over, Zynk
will join you as a fighter. Leave Roft and head south, follow the only path
around to the west. Eventually you'll come to a cave. Enter it.

Head up, go down there stairs and step on the panel. You'll be transported
into a large room of ruins. To the right is Claude, a Golem. Use the arm of
Golem on him and he'll join you. Head down more and a hair to the left, step
on the panel there to create a path. Take the path and head up the stairs.
You'll now be in the Cave/ruins which are near Ribble. Head to Creeds Mansion
from here to pick up the three party members whom were left there before.

Once you have them, leave the Mansion, cast Egress and you'll be back in Roft.
Leave Roft once again and head up and then to the left. It should be obvious
where to go on this screen. You'll fall into another one of Geshp's little
traps though. This is one of the tougher battles too.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Shaman        |  1   | 56 | 46 |  82 |  42 |  40 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
Dragon Newt   |  1   | 60 |  0 |  87 |  42 |  46 |  6  |
Griffin       |  1   | 60 |  0 |  96 |  45 |  48 |  7  |
Purple Worm   |  1   | 58 |  0 |  97 |  46 |  43 |  5  |
Mist Demon    |  2   | 68 | 28 | 100 |  41 |  51 |  6  |Muddle1-2
Chaos Wizard  |  1   | 53 | 49 |  86 |  48 |  59 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3-4
Bow Rider     |  4   | 61 |  0 |  95 |  55 |  44 |  7  |
Prism Flower  |  8   | 62 |  0 |  20 |  55 |  44 |  0  |Laser
Executioner   |  1   | 64 |  0 |  92 |  46 |  45 |  6  |


Battle Tips:

I. Executioner is the leader. His attacks sometimes cause Muddle 2. He will
drop a Battle Sword.

II. Prism Flower cast laser in any of the four cardinal directions from their
position. It will hit all targets friend or foe and does about 18 damage. This
gets very annoying. They are also a great source of experience points. They
take extra fire damage but reduced freeze damage.

III. In addition to annoying Prism Flowers, there is no shortage of Bow Riders
to hit you from afar in one of the many narrow areas of this field.

After the battle, Geshp will swear you'll pay for this ;_;. Head down from
this screen and get into one of the hardest battles in the game.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Mist Demon    |  2   | 68 | 28 | 100 |  41 |  51 |  6  |Muddle1-2
Chaos Wizard  |  2   | 53 | 49 |  86 |  48 |  59 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3-4
Bow Rider     |  4   | 61 |  0 |  95 |  55 |  44 |  7  |
Executioner   |  1   | 64 |  0 |  92 |  46 |  45 |  6  |
Hell Hound    |  4   | 62 |  0 | 105 |  49 |  50 |  6  |Flame1-2
Minotaur      |  2   | 58 |  0 |  98 |  51 |  44 |  5  |
Evil Bishop   |  2   | 64 | 51 |  95 |  48 |  46 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
Red Baron     |  1   |150 |  0 | 102 |  54 |  62 |  6  |

Battle Tips:

I. Red Baron is the leader. He gets two moves per one of yours. His sword
can cast Desoul.

II. The Minotaurs can cast Blaze3 from their axe.

III. Movement is limited for most areas of the map.

IV. Hell Hounds have improved flame attacks. Remember, defense does not help
you out against these types of attacks.

V. Hell Hound takes reduced fire damage and increased ice damage.

There will be a long discussion after the fight. You're supposed to go to
Galam now, but don't. Instead, head up the coast of the river on the left side
of the screen until you see a small area where the coasts are closer. Go there
face left and use the dry stone. You'll be able to enter the Dwarven Village
now.

Take the stairs to the right when you enter. The dwarf sitting at the table
will sell you the standard items, no weapons though. You can, and will want
to save at this priest as well. The stairs to the upper right lead to a
path which takes you out of town. The ones to the left of those lead to an
upper floor which has a Healing Water inside of a chest. Go back down and
back up the stairs you originally came in on. Go left and take those stairs
down. Search the vase in the bottom right of this room for a Demon Rod. Head
up the stairs nearest to this vase. The chest out here contains the White Ring
which you ought to put on Bowie.

Now, head to the priest and save again, it's time to make some Mithril Weapons.
Once you've saved, head near where you found the demon rod and go up the other
set of stairs. Head up from here into the blacksmiths home. If you give him
Mithril + 5000 gold, he'll make you a special item. Sadly, there is no way to
choose which item you get. Here is a list of all the items you can get:

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
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Critical Sword  |All promoted sword users | 32  | 7200  |Mithril, Critical %+
Battle Sword    |HERO, BRN, RDBN, BDBT    | 35  | 9200  |Mithril
Counter Sword   |HERO, BRN, RDBN, BDBT    | 39  |13000  |Mithril, Counter %+
Katana          |NINJ                     | 34  | 9600  |Special Mithril
Ninja Katana    |NINJ                     | 39  |11500  |Special Mithril
Gisarme         |NINJ                     | 42  |15000  |Special Mithril, KO%+
Levanter        |HERO                     | 42  |14000  |Special Mithril,Blaze3
Wish Staff      |VICR                     | 26  | 6100  |Mithril, Boost
Mage Staff      |WIZ, SORC                | 27  | 6300  |Mithril, Blaze2
Great Rod       |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 28  | 7900  |Mithril
Holy Staff      |VICR                     | 29  | 9000  |Mithril, Hp+2 per Turn
Goddess Staff   |VICR                     | 31  | 9700  |Mithril, Aura2
Supply Staff    |WIZ, SORC                | 32  | 8500  |Special Mithril, MPdrn
Freeze Staff    |WIZ, SORC                | 37  | 9500  |Special Mithril,
                                                        |Freeze3
Mystery Staff   |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 39  |10000  |Mithril, MP+2
Valkyrie        |PLDN, PGNT               | 33  | 7700  |R2 weapon, Special
                                                        |Mithril
Halberd         |PLDN, PGNT               | 37  | 7300  |Special Mithril, Bolt
Holy Lance      |PLDN, PGNT               | 39  | 9300  |Special Mithril, Def+5
                                                        |10hp when used as item
Mist Javelin    |PLDN, PGNT               | 43  | 9900  |Special Mithril
Heat Axe        |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 32  | 7200  |Mithril, Blaze2
Atlas Axe       |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 35  | 9600  |Mithril, Blaze3
Ground Axe      |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 39  |10000  |Special Mithril, Mov+1
Rune Axe        |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 42  |10000  |Special Mithril, Detox
Buster Shot     |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 37  | 6800  |Mithril
Hyper Cannon    |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 40  | 8700  |Mithril
Grand Cannon    |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 43  | 9800  |Special Mithril Muddle
Misty Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 48  | 5500  |Special Mithril,MPdrn
Giant Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 55  | 7500  |Special Mithril,Muddle


As you can see, that is a lot of items for your 15 Mithril, who should you have
him make weapons for?  Depending on your party of course makes all the
difference, but, you should stick to getting only special Mithril weapons,
which leaves you with:

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
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Katana          |NINJ                     | 34  | 9600  |Special Mithril
Ninja Katana    |NINJ                     | 39  |11500  |Special Mithril
Gisarme         |NINJ                     | 42  |15000  |Special Mithril, KO%+
Levanter        |HERO                     | 42  |14000  |Special Mithril,Blaze3
Supply Staff    |WIZ, SORC                | 32  | 8500  |Special Mithril, MPdrn
Freeze Staff    |WIZ, SORC                | 37  | 9500  |Special Mithril,
                                                        |Freeze3
Valkyrie        |PLDN, PGNT               | 33  | 7700  |R2 weapon, Special
                                                        |Mithril
Halberd         |PLDN, PGNT               | 37  | 7300  |Special Mithril, Bolt
Holy Lance      |PLDN, PGNT               | 39  | 9300  |Special Mithril, Def+5
                                                        |10hp when used as item
Mist Javelin    |PLDN, PGNT               | 43  | 9900  |Special Mithril
Ground Axe      |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 39  |10000  |Special Mithril, Mov+1
Rune Axe        |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 42  |10000  |Special Mythril, Detox
Grand Cannon    |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 43  | 9800  |Special Mithril Muddle
Misty Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 48  | 5500  |Special Mithril,MPdrn
Giant Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 55  | 7500  |Special Mithril,Muddle

These fifteen items can not by dropped by any monster. All other items can at
some point or another. If you need extra Mystery staffs, try for some of those
but 2mp per turn isn't going to make or break you and there is no sense in
trying to attack with a magic user.

Now, of these 15 weapons, Slade will only be using one sword, the Gisarme.
Bowie will soon get a better weapon so leave him out. Don't even bother with
Mithril weapons for mages, you'll be able to get mystery staffs later.
Barons can use battle and counter swords, both of which can fall.
Paladins and Pegasus knights will need weapons. Try to get Mist Javelins as
they do the most damage and are ranged weapons, but Holy lances are good too.
If you have axe users, the ground axe is great for more movement and the rune
axe is just pure power. For your ranged users, you should be okay with the
Nazca Cannon, Buster Shot and possibly a Hyper Cannon if one fell. The biggest
thing here is the Giant Knuckles. Since Master Monks are great characters, you
will want them to have the best gear.

So if you use all of these classes, try to get as many of all of these as you
need. After you've selected up to four items, just leave town and come right
back in and the weapon will be done.

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
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Gisarme         |NINJ                     | 42  |15000  |Special Mithril, KO%+
Holy Lance      |PLDN, PGNT               | 39  | 9300  |Special Mithril, Def+5
                                                        10hp when used as item
Mist Javelin    |PLDN, PGNT               | 43  | 9900  |Special Mithril
Ground Axe      |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 39  |10000  |Special Mithril, Mov+1
Rune Axe        |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 42  |10000  |Special Mythril, Detox
Giant Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 55  | 7500  |Special Mithril,Muddle

Anyway, if you get really bad items, just reset the game and try again. The
chances of getting good items are far lower than the chances of getting Mithril
weapons which enemies can drop. When you're done, leave the Dwarven Village
and head down into Galam.  Search the bushes to the left side immediately upon
entering town to get an Evil Shot.

The shops sell the same stuff as everything else on this continent does now.
You can go into the treasure room now, it was locked earlier. Not much in it
though. Just a Fairy Powder and a Healing Water. Leave Galam through the
front gates and some more story will happen.

Continue walking down once it is completed and you will finally have your
chance to battle the Greater Devil Geshp. Here's what else you'll be fighting
against!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Mist Demon    |  1   | 68 | 28 | 100 |  41 |  51 |  6  |Muddle1-2
Chaos Wizard  |  1   | 53 | 49 |  86 |  48 |  59 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3-4
Hell Hound    |  1   | 62 |  0 | 105 |  49 |  50 |  6  |Flame1-2
Minotaur      |  1   | 58 |  0 |  98 |  51 |  44 |  5  |
Evil Bishop   |  1   | 64 | 51 |  95 |  48 |  46 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
White Dragon  |  2   | 66 |  0 | 105 |  50 |  53 |  6  |Snow
Dark Gunner   |  2   | 60 |  0 |  97 |  56 |  45 |  4  |
Cyclops       |  1   | 64 |  0 | 110 |  51 |  46 |  5  |
Geshp         |  1   |180 |120 | 117 |  51 |  63 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3-4

Battle Tips:

I. Geshp is the leader. He uses freeze, which is a hell of a lot of damage
with great range of course. His physical attacks are stronger than most
anything in the game as well. As always, he'll get extra turns.

II. Up to 9 burst rocks can appear during this fight as well. They like to
blow up, damaging anything in a range 3 area, friend or foe. They can also
blow up each other, causing massive chain reactions.  Of course, they seem to
be rather dumb, often blowing up when there are no enemies nearby.  *shrug*

III. Cyclops does some hard core damage too.

IV. One of the Dark Gunners will drop its Buster Shot. This is a decent
ranged weapon.

V. Hell Hound takes reduced fire damage and increased ice damage.

After the battle there will be another long talk. Head to the right around
the hole in the ground and to the little square. The last dungeon is here, but
you can't get in yet. Rather, go around behind the head and search for the
Evil Lance. Now, it's time to head left to Yeel in search of...

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^15^                           The Holy Sword
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Items in this Area: Evil Knuckles, Quick Chicken, Force Sword, Evil Axe
Characters to get: Chaz, Lemon [with the Dark Sword]

As you enter town, you'll see a short event. Remember that piano in the bar?
It's time to go to it and play it. Now head for the church. An event will
occur and you'll eventually meet Chaz. There will be a long talk next. When
you regain control, head downstairs for another long talk!  The talk will be
about where to get the Holy Sword. In theory we could skip all of this non
sense, but there are some nice items down here.

When the talking is done, head down a room and search the for Evil Knuckles.
Now try to leave, Chaz will join you. There's another chest down here with a
Quick Chicken in it.

Now go back up and leave town. Lemon will prevent you from doing so. He'll
join the party. His stats aren't as good as they were before, but he's still
decent. Head outside now and start walking to the cave/shrine which is in the
middle of the mountains. You'll be attacked. This is the last set of enemies
between you and the best non-cursed sword in the game!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Chaos Wizard  |  1   | 53 | 49 |  86 |  48 |  59 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3-4
Hell Hound    |  1   | 62 |  0 | 105 |  49 |  50 |  6  |Flame1-2
Minotaur      |  2   | 58 |  0 |  98 |  51 |  44 |  5  |
Evil Bishop   |  1   | 64 | 51 |  95 |  48 |  46 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
White Dragon  |  3   | 66 |  0 | 105 |  50 |  53 |  6  |Snow
Dark Gunner   |  3   | 60 |  0 |  97 |  56 |  45 |  4  |
Cyclops       |  2   | 64 |  0 | 110 |  51 |  46 |  5  |
Hydra         |  1   | 70 |  0 | 120 |  62 |  50 |  4  |

Battle Tips:

I. The Hydra is the leader.

II. The lower Minotaur will drop holy thunder.

III. The Evil Bishop will drop an Evil Ring. What a clumsy group eh?

IV. White things here do really badass damage.  This is the final battle
before the final dungeon.

V. Hell Hound takes reduced fire damage and increased ice damage.

Anyway, when they are defeated enter the cave. Head to the left and down into
the next room. The Jewels will pull you against the wall crashing open a door.
Go inside and search the sword [with the A button, not C] and you will receive
it. Now, head back out to the main room here and you'll notice you can get to
the previously blocked chest. It holds an Evil Axe. Once you've gotten that
leave this area and head back towards the Granseal Tower.

Go up to the Devil's Head and use the Holy Sword. It will open the way to...

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^16^                                Zeon
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Items in this Area: NONE
Characters to get: NONE

Not exactly a direct way... you'll notice by the maze. here's the correct way.
Up to wall. Right up stairs, turn up at fork, turn right at fork. Walk down
stairs and follow this path until it ends way up top. Go left up the stairs
and immediately turn down [do not slide]. Follow this path until you get four
choices. Take the path which heads up. Follow it around and underneath the
three paths you didn't take. Go up the next set of stairs and turn down, do
not go down the other set of stairs. When it dead ends, slide down the ramp to
you left. At the intersection, go right up the stairs and turn up immediately
before sliding. At the split, continue going up, slide down the ramp, climb
the stairs, open the door. It's Greater Devil time!

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Chaos Wizard  |  2   | 53 | 49 |  86 |  48 |  59 |  5  |Blaze1-2-3-4
Evil Bishop   |  2   | 64 | 51 |  95 |  48 |  46 |  5  |Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
White Dragon  |  2   | 66 |  0 | 105 |  50 |  53 |  6  |Snow
Dark Gunner   |  2   | 60 |  0 |  97 |  56 |  45 |  4  |
Cyclops       |  3   | 64 |  0 | 110 |  51 |  46 |  5  |
Hydra         |  2   | 70 |  0 | 120 |  62 |  50 |  4  |
Chaos Warrior |  3   | 76 | 23 | 115 |  50 |  54 |  5  |Attack
Demon         |  2   | 75 | 38 | 112 |  50 |  55 |  6  |Bolt1-2
Demon Master  |  1   | 73 | 68 |  99 |  50 |  65 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3-4
Odd Eye       |  1   |200 |160 | 119 |  54 |  67 |  6  |Odd-Eye

Battle Tips:

I. Odd Eye is obviously the boss. He gets the standard two turns. His magic
attack is called Odd-eye. It hits at range 3, five adjacent targets.

II. As you fight, some of the squares will disappear making you take the long
way around this place.

III. Chaos Warriors are VERY bad news as they can cast attack, greatly
increasing an allies strength.

IV. Demon Masters have Freeze 4, it is the deadliest single target spell any
enemy in the game can get. He will also recover MP after every turn thanks to
his Mystery Staff.

V. Demons have Bolt 2, which covers a huge amount of territory to do some
moderate, yet annoying damage to you.

When the battle is over, a very sad event will happen. Brush it off though!
Head on up and go to the next screen. Climb the stairs and you'll see.. Creed!
He'll be your portable church. Anyway, walk out of this room and you'll get
into another battle.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Hydra         |  5   | 70 |  0 | 120 |  62 |  50 |  4  |
Chaos Warrior |  4   | 76 | 23 | 115 |  50 |  54 |  5  |Attack
Demon         |  4   | 75 | 38 | 112 |  50 |  55 |  6  |Bolt1-2
Demon Master  |  3   | 73 | 68 |  99 |  50 |  65 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3-4
Chaos Dragon  |  2   | 83 |  0 | 115 |  48 |  57 |  6  |Snow1-2
Blue Shaman   |  1   | 72 | 60 | 109 |  54 |  51 |  5  |Aura1-2-3, Blast1-2-3-4
Reaper        |  1   | 82 | 31 | 110 |  48 |  57 |  6  |Muddle1-2

Battle Tips:

I. Reaper is the leader of this fight.

II. Watch out for the enemies hiding behind the pillars.

III. Blue Shaman is the best healer in the game. It can even be an effective
attacker with Blast 4.

IV. Chaos Dragon's are even deadlier than White Dragons, thanks to an added
level of Snow.

Once you've won, head into the tower and follow the path around until you reach
the same chamber you fought in a long time ago. You'll be greeted by King
Galam and a load of story line. He'll get mad after a while and attack you
one hell of an army.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Chaos Warrior |  2   | 76 | 23 | 115 |  50 |  54 |  5  |Attack
Demon Master  |  2   | 73 | 68 |  99 |  50 |  65 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3-4
Chaos Dragon  |  1   | 83 |  0 | 115 |  48 |  57 |  6  |Snow1-2
Blue Shaman   |  1   | 72 | 60 | 109 |  54 |  51 |  5  |Aura1-2-3, Blast1-2-3-4
Reaper        |  3   | 82 | 31 | 110 |  48 |  57 |  6  |Muddle1-2
Devil Griffin |  1   | 89 |  0 | 120 |  47 |  59 |  7  |Flame1-2
Evil Beast    |  2   | 84 |  0 | 120 |  51 |  60 |  6  |
Horseman      |  2   | 67 |  0 | 110 |  57 |  55 |  7  |
Galam         |  1   |240 |180 | 110 |  50 |  52 |  6  |Demon Breath

Battle Tips:

I. Some enemies appear at random points for no apparent reason at all.

II. Galam gets two turns like other bosses. He has Level 1 Demon Breath, a
range2 five target spell which can do around 40 damage to all of them. This is
bad.

III. These monsters have about the highest attacks as they come. To make
matters worse, there are Chaos Warriors to further boost their attack.

IV. Evil beasts can confuse, poison, or stun you with their regular attacks.
None of these happen very often though.

Once you win, a long amount of story will happen and then, Zeon, King of the
Devils will rise to fight you.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Demon Master  |  3   | 73 | 68 |  99 |  50 |  65 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3-4
Blue Shaman   |  1   | 72 | 60 | 109 |  54 |  51 |  5  |Aura1-2-3, Blast1-2-3-4
Devil Griffin |  1   | 89 |  0 | 120 |  47 |  59 |  7  |Flame1-2
Horseman      |  1   | 67 |  0 | 110 |  57 |  55 |  7  |
Arch Demon    |  2   | 99 | 65 |*>110|  48 |  61 |  6  |Bolt1-2-3
Pyrohydra     |  5   | 80 |  0 |*>120|  53 |  55 |  4  |Flame1-2-3
Zeon Guard    |  2   |130 |150 |*>105|  54 |  64 |  5  |Demon Breath, Laser
Zeon          |  1   |500 |180 |*>110|  50 |  72 |  0  |Demon Breath1-2

Battle Tips:

I. Zeon can attack at range two with a physical attack and hit up to 13
targets with level two demon breath.

II. The Zeon guards have demon breath too, but NEVER use it. They use laser
much like a prism flower. They can also move, but NEVER do that either.

III. The Blue Shaman will drop a healing rain, which you will more than likely
need to use too. Make sure to kill him BEFORE going after Zeon.

IV. Arch Demons are very bad news. Bolt3 can tear you a new one.

V. Pyrohydra's are the strongest enemies in the game, fortunately, they are
very weak to Freeze and move slowly. They take reduced damage from fire
though. The same applies for Devil Griffin's.

Sorry for the inaccuracies in the attack power of these monsters, I had no way
to cast attack on them to see the increase to figure out the base.

After this, it's all story. I'll leave you to navigate around, congrats!

But wait... there's more!  After 'the end' if you let the game sit for a few
minutes you'll get a hidden battle of all of the major bosses.

Enemy Name    | # of | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Dark Smoke    |  1   | 18 | 20 |  22 |  13 |  13 |  6  |Dispel
King          |  1   | 55 | 28 |  55 |  40 |  33 |  6  |Blaze1-2
Willard [haha]|  1   | 50 |  0 |  62 |  36 |  37 |  6  |
Zalbard       |  1   | 80 | 65 |  91 |  50 |  52 |  5  |Bolt1-2
Cameela       |  1   | 99 |  0 |  96 |  52 |  58 |  6  |
Red Baron     |  1   |150 |  0 | 102 |  54 |  62 |  6  |
Geshp         |  1   |180 |120 | 117 |  51 |  63 |  6  |Freeze1-2-3-4
Odd Eye       |  1   |200 |160 | 119 |  54 |  67 |  6  |Odd-Eye
Galam         |  1   |240 |180 | 110 |  50 |  52 |  6  |Demon Breath
Zeon          |  1   |500 |180 |*>110|  50 |  72 |  0  |Demon Breath1-2
Prism Flower  |  2   | 62 |  0 |  20 |  55 |  44 |  0  |Laser

You've beaten all of these before. Aside from Zeon, Galam, Odd Eye, and Geshp,
you should not have much trouble.

You've really won now.

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                           iv) Characters
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There are 30 characters in Shining Force II. At any time you may have up to
12 of them in your battle party. Many are similar in class to others. Try to
keep a balanced party at all times.

1. Classes
2. Where to get the characters.
3. Detailed character information.
4. Character stating stats.
5. Non-Playable Characters

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1. Classes
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Classes:

ACHR    Archer
PHNX    Phoenix
BDBT    Bird Battler
PLDN    Paladin
BDMN    Birdman
PRST    Priest
BWNT    Bow Knight
RBT     Robot
BRGN    Brass Gunner
RDBN    Red Baron
BRN     Baron
RNGR    Ranger
GLDT    Gladiator
SDMN    Swordsman
GLM     Golem
SNIP    Sniper
HERO    Hero
SORC    Sorcerer
KNTE    Knight
THIF    Thief
MAGE    Mage
TORT    Tortoise
MMNK    Master Monk
VICR    Vicar
MNST    Monster
WARR    Warrior
NINJ    Ninja
WFBR    Wolf Baron
PGNT    Pegasus Knight
WFMN    Wolf Man
PHNK    Phoenix
WIZ     Wizard

Many characters are able to be promoted any time between level 20 and level 40.
Characters may only be promoted once. Some characters join the party well
after being promoted. Here's a list of what classes you can promote into.

ACHR    Archer    into    SNIP    Sniper
ACHR    Archer    into    BRGN    Brass Gunner with Silver Tank
BDMN    Birdman   into    BDBT    Bird Battler
KNTE    Knight    into    PLDN    Paladin
KNTE    Knight    into    PGNT    Pegasus Knight   with Pegasus Wing
MAGE    Mage      into    WIZ     Wizard
MAGE    Mage      into    SORC    Sorcerer with Secret Book
PHNK    Phoenix   into    PHNX    Phoenix
PRST    Priest    into    VICR    Vicar
PRST    Priest    into    MMNK    Master Monk with Vigor Ball
RNGR    Ranger    into    BWNT    Bow Knight
SDMN    Swordsman into    HERO    Hero
THIF    Thief     into    NINJ    Ninja
TORT    Tortoise  into    MNST    Monster
WARR    Warrior   into    GLDT    Gladiator
WARR    Warrior   into    BRN     Baron with Warrior Pride
WFMN    Wolf Man  into    WFBR    Wolf Baron

For classes with multiple promotions, which one should you choose?

ACHR Promotion
SNIP - Snipers are more mobile than brass gunners. They have about the same
power as well.

BRGN - Brass Gunners are SLOW. The only real advantage is having maximum range
even without a weapon, which means you can do one damage a mile away!
Decision: SNIP

KNTE Promotion
PLDN - There are no real advantages to this class.

PGNT - You can fly, meaning the crappy movement PLDN and KNTE suffer on 30%
land effect terrains, such as sand, will no longer be an issue.
Decision: PGNT

MAGE Promotion
WIZ - Wizards will keep all of the spells they have previously learned.

SORC - Sorcerers lose EVERY spell they have learned when they become promoted.
The SORC spells do laughable damage to groups, as all of the spells are divided
in damage against all targets. HOWEVER, if you single a target out you can do
large amounts of damage.
Decision: WIZ

PRST Promotion
VICR - There are no advantages to this class.

MMNK - Hmmm, let's think. You keep your spells, good. You get to use the best
weapons in the game, gloves. You'll do great damage.
Decision: MMNK

WARR Promotion
GLDT - Gladiators have less movement range than a Baron does. They do tend to
get more defense, by maybe ten points every twenty five levels.

BRN - Barons get +1 movement when upgraded. They can use Axes OR Swords. This
means crafting a good weapon can be difficult though. They also have slightly
less defense, but slightly more agility.
Decision: BRN

Some other notes:

The monster can belch flames which do about 30 damage, it seems to be about
the same as the monster only spell, Flame2.

The Phoenix [promoted] takes only half damage to fire.

Peter and Lemon can both revive themselves after a battle.

Robots have a hidden laser attack which can do more damage than a standard
critical attack.

Master Monks have a super critical attack as well, but it often misses.

The spells of the Ninja all ignore enemy magic resistances.


Now that we have learned about classes, I'll explain...

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2. Where to get the characters.
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In order of getting [some variation exists].
*=optional character

1. Bowie - Start a new game and you'll have him.
2. Sarah - Go to school, say yes after Sir Astral leaves.
3. Chester - Joins with Sarah.
4. Jaha - After the first battle is won, if you try to leave town he will join
you.
5. Kazin - Found in Yeel, joins after you visit Sir Hawel's house.
6. Slade - Joins after the first battle in Galam Castle
7. *Kiwi - After Granseal is attacked by Galam, Kiwi will hide in the lower
right hand house. If you name him [you can even name him -------] he'll join
you.
8. Peter - Joins you after New Granseal is built, he'll be controllable after
you have visited God Volcanon.
9. *May -  Found near the church in Ribble.
10. Gerhalt - He'll join when you return to Polca to get your raft.
11. Luke - Joins after you get the raft, in Polca.
12. Rohde - Will tag along after you've gotten the Achilles Sword and will join
you after you clear the way to North Parmecia.
13. Luke - Joins you at Hassan at any time after you have gotten the Caravan.
14. Elric - Will join you after you save him from the Harpy's on the way to
Creed's Mansion.
15. *Eric - One of the four characters you can choose at Creeds Mansion.
16. *Tyrin - One of the four characters you can choose at Creeds Mansion.
17. *Karna - One of the four characters you can choose at Creeds Mansion.
18. *Randolf - One of the four characters you can choose at Creeds Mansion.
19. Janet - Joins when you try to leave New Granseal with Elric in your party
after speaking to the king.
20. Higins - Joins the battle after Ketto.
21. *Taya - Talk to the statue hidden in the back left room of Mitula Shrine.
22. *Skreech - Will join as you try to leave Tristan IF you have saved his life
in Bedoe long before.
23. Frayja - Will follow you after defeating Zalbard and returning to Pacalon.
He will join you at Moun.
24. Jaro - Will defect from the enemies into your party one battle before Moun.
25. Gyan - Joins you if you speak to him in the hidden underground area of
Moun.
26. Zynk - Will follow you at Moun and join you after an event in Roft.
27. *Sheela - Will join you from the Monk Monastery found just west of where
the Nazca ship crashes.
28. *Claude - Found in ancients Ruins Southwest of Roft. You'll need to put
his arm back on him to join.
29. *Chaz - Joins in the underground area of Yeel. You'll need to play the
Piano to get to him.
30. Lemon - Joins you after you Discuss getting the Holy Sword or when you open
the doorway to Zeon's Lair.

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3. Detailed character information.
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The following section will describe the characters, as well as show their
average level up for each level they get in the promoted and unpromoted class.
In the detailed character information, the final stat off attack will likely
look wrong, because it is the stat WITHOUT a weapon equipped.  In a chart at
the end of the section, I will list several tables with weapons equipped.
Sample refers to how many different times I have data collected for the
character in question.  Remember, stat gains are random, thus, my one sample
here may be well off of your characters.  They are however, close, and do not
vary too much from game to game.

At the end of each chart, there is an average per level and any combination of
stats when promoted at level XXX, promoted stats, final stats if character was
promoted at XXX, etc.

As for the spells list, it goes by "true level".  A true level is your
characters' level.  When promoted, you are level 21, regardless of what level
you promoted at.  Thus, no spell over level 40 can be learned before being
promoted.

Bowie
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Bowie is your party leader. If he dies, the entire party is defeated and you
are returned to the nearest church with only half of your gold.

Bowie has very high HP, high attack, high defense [very high as a hero], and
good agility. His movement range is six so he can get around. His MP, however,
will remain low for most of the game.  Bowie is probably the best character in
the game, and swords are generally found before they can be bought/made which
can keep his attack power above the rest of the party.  Bowie is best when
equipped with the Force Sword and White Ring.

Egress: Starts with
Bolt: Level 22
Bolt 2: Level 31
Bolt 3: Level 42
Bolt 4: Level 51

Bowie     12     8      6      4      4

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0      1      1      1.5    2
3         2      1      1      1      1.5    2
4         2      0      1      1      1.5    2
5         2      1      2      1      1      2
6         1.5    0.5    1      2      1      2
7         1      0.5    1      1      1      2
8         2      0      1      1      1.5    2
9         2      0.5    1      1      1      2
10        1.5    0.5    1      1      1      2
11        1.5    0      2      1      1      2
12        2      0.5    1      1      1      2
13        1      0      1      1      1      2
14        2      0      1      1      1      2
15        2      0.5    1      1      1      2
16        2      0.5    1.5    1.5    1      2
17        1.5    0      1      1      1      2
18        2      0      1      1      1      2
19        1.5    0      1      1      1      2
20        1.5    0.5    1      1      1      2
21        2      0      1      1      1      2
22        1.5    0      1.5    1      1      2
23        1.5    0.5    1.5    1      1      2
24        2      0.5    1      1      1      2
25        1      0.5    1      1      1      2
26        1      0      1.5    1.5    0.5    2
27        2      0      1      1      1      2
28        2      0.5    1      1      1      2
29        1      0      1      1      0.5    2
30        1      0      1      1      0.5    2
31        1.5    2      1      1      1.5    2
32        2      1.5    1      1.5    1      2
33        1      2      1.5    2      1.5    2
34        2      1.5    2      1.5    1.5    2
35        1      1.5    1.5    1.5    1      2
36        1      1.5    2      1.5    1      2
37        2      1.5    1      2      1      2
38        1.5    2      1      1.5    2      2
39        1.5    2      1.5    1.5    1.5    2
40        1      1.5    2      2      1.5    2
Avg       1.60   0.64   1.22   1.21   1.10
Lv20      45     14     27.5   24.5   25
Lv40      74.5   33     53.5   51     47

Bowie Hero

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0.5    1      2      1.5    2
3         2      0      1      2      2      2
4         2      0.5    1      2      1      2
5         2      0.5    1      2      1.5    2
6         2      0.5    1      3      1      2
7         2      0      1      2      1      2
8         2      0      1      2.5    1      2
9         2      0      1      2.5    1      2
10        2      0.5    1      2.5    1      2
11        2      0      1      2.5    1      2
12        2      0      1      2.5    1      2
13        2      0      1      2      1      2
14        2      0      1      2.5    1      2
15        2      0.5    1      2      1      2
16        2.5    0      1      2      1      2
17        2      0.5    1      2.5    1      2
18        2      0.5    1      2.5    1      2
19        2      0.5    1      2      1      2
20        2      0      1      2.5    1      2
21        2      0      1      2      1      2
22        2      0      1      2      1      2
23        2      0      1      2      1      2
24        2      0      1      2.5    1      2
25        2      0      1      2      1      2
26        2      0      1      2.5    1      2
27        2      0      1      2.5    1      2
28        2      0      1      2.5    1.5    2
29        2      0      1      2.5    1.5    2
30        2      0      1      2      2      2
Avg       2.02   0.16   1.00   2.28   1.14
PromoTot  58.5   4.5    29     66     33
Lv20P     103.5  18.5   56.5   90.5   58
Lv40P     133    37.5   82.5   117    80



Sarah
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarah is the first priest you will get. Her healing spells will be valuable
since the second healer is over half a game away. As a Master Monk, Sarah can
do a good deal of offensive damage as well. Sarah's slow spell can help
characters do much improved damage by subtracting from the defense and agility
of opponents.  A leveling tip for Sarah, if it is nearly the end of the battle
and she has some MP left, cast heal for no good reason on someone, it will net
you 10 experience points.

Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Level 7
Heal 3: Level 22
Heal 4: Level 40
Detox: Level 4
Detox 2: Level 13
Detox 3: Level 33
Detox 4: Level 45
Blast: Level 10
Blast 2: Level 16
Blast 3: Level 25
Blast 4: Level 36
Slow: Level 19
Slow 2: Level 29

Sarah     11     10     6      5      5

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      1      1      1      1      1
3         1      2      1      1      1      1
4         1      1      0      1      1      1
5         1      2      1      1      1      1
6         1      1      1      1      1      1
7         1      1      0      1      1      1
8         1      1      1      0      1      1
9         1      1      1      1      1      1
10        1      2      1      1      1      1
11        1      1      1      1      1      1
12        1      1      0      1      1      1
13        1      1      1      1      1      1
14        1      1      1      0      1      1
15        1      1      1      1      1      1
16        1      1      1      1      1      1
17        2      2      1      1      1      1
18        1      1      1      1      1      1
19        1      1      1      1      0      1
20        1      1      1      1      1      1
21        1      1      1      1      1      1
22        1      1      1      1      1      1
23        1      1      1      1      1      1
24        1      1      1      1      1      1
25        1      1      1      1      0      1
26        1      1      1      1      1      1
27        1      1      1      1      1      1
28        1      1      1      1      1      1
29        1      1      1      1      1      1
30        1      0      1      0      1      1
31        2      2      1      1      2      1
32        2      1      2      1      1      1
33        1      2      2      2      1      1
34        1      2      2      2      1      1
35        1      2      1      1      2      1
36        2      2      1      2      1      1
37        1      2      1      1      1      1
38        1      2      2      2      2      1
39        2      1      1      1      2      1
40        2      2      1      2      2      1
Avg       1.15   1.28   1.03   1.05   1.08
Lv20      31     33     22     22     23
Lv40      56     60     46     46     47

Sarah Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      1      1      1      1      1
3         2      1      1      1      1      1
4         2      2      1      1      1      1
5         2      2      1      1      2      1
6         2      1      1      2      1      1
7         1      1      1      1      1      1
8         2      1      1      2      1      1
9         2      1      1      2      1      1
10        2      1      1      1      1      1
11        2      1      1      2      1      1
12        2      1      1      1      2      1
13        2      1      1      2      1      1
14        2      1      1      2      2      1
15        2      1      1      2      2      1
16        2      1      1      1      2      1
17        2      2      1      2      2      1
18        2      1      1      2      2      1
19        2      1      1      2      1      1
20        2      1      1      2      1      1
21        2      1      1      2      1      1
22        2      1      1      2      1      1
23        2      1      1      2      1      1
24        2      1      1      2      1      1
25        2      1      1      2      1      1
26        2      1      1      2      1      1
27        2      1      1      2      1      1
28        2      2      1      3      1      1
29        2      1      1      2      1      1
30        2      2      1      2      1      1
Avg       1.97   1.17   1.00   1.76   1.24
PromoTot  57     34     29     51     36
Lv20P     88     67     51     73     59
Lv40P     113    94     75     97     83


Chester
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chester is your first knight. He is not stellar in any category other than HP.
His HP stays constant with Bowie and Peter the entire game. His attacks are
good as is his agility. He has great movement range too. His biggest fault is
having a pitiful amount of defense.  I would not recommend him being in your
final party, nor would I suggest promoting him to a Pegasus Knight.

Chester   11     0      5      5      7

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      0      1      1      1      1
3         1      0      1      2      1      1
4         2      0      1      1      1      1
5         1      0      1      1      1      1
6         2      0      1      2      1      1
7         2      0      1      1      1      1
8         1      0      1      1      1      1
9         1      0      1      1      1      1
10        2      0      1      1      1      1
11        2      0      1      1      1      1
12        2      0      1      1      1      1
13        2      0      1      1      1      1
14        2      0      1      0      1      1
15        2      0      1      1      1      1
16        2      0      1      1      1      1
17        2      0      2      1      1      1
18        2      0      1      1      1      1
19        2      0      1      1      1      1
20        2      0      1      1      1      1
21        2      0      1      1      1      1
22        2      0      1      1      1      1
23        2      0      1      1      1      1
24        2      0      1      1      1      1
25        2      0      1      1      1      1
26        2      0      1      1      1      1
27        2      0      1      2      1      1
28        2      0      1      1      1      1
29        2      0      1      1      1      1
30        2      0      1      2      1      1
31        1      0      2      2      1      1
32        1      0      2      2      2      1
33        2      0      2      1      2      1
34        1      0      1      2      1      1
35        1      0      2      2      2      1
36        2      0      1      1      2      1
37        2      0      2      2      2      1
38        2      0      2      2      1      1
39        1      0      2      2      2      1
40        2      0      2      1      2      1
Avg       1.74   0.00   1.23   1.26   1.18
Lv20      44     0      25     25     26
Lv40      79     0      53     54     53

Chester Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         3      0      1      2      1      1
3         3      0      1      2      1      1
4         2      0      1      1      1      1
5         2      0      1      2      1      1
6         2      0      1      2      1      1
7         2      0      1      1      1      1
8         2      0      1      2      1      1
9         2      0      1      2      1      1
10        2      0      1      2      2      1
11        2      0      1      2      1      1
12        1      0      1      1      2      1
13        2      0      1      1      1      1
14        1      0      1      2      1      1
15        2      0      1      1      2      1
16        1      0      1      2      1      1
17        2      0      1      2      1      1
18        1      0      1      2      1      1
19        2      0      1      1      2      1
20        2      0      1      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      1      2      1
22        2      0      1      2      2      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        2      0      1      2      2      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      0      1      2      1
27        2      0      1      2      1      1
28        2      0      1      2      2      1
29        3      0      1      2      2      1
30        3      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       2.00   0.00   0.97   1.72   1.34
PromoTot  58     0      28     50     39
Lv20P     102    0      53     75     65
Lv40P     137    0      81     104    92


Jaha
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jaha is a warrior. His defense is great when you get him and he does good
damage.  As he is not the best warrior in the game, he should not be promoted
to a baron.  Jaha does however make a good Gladiator to fill one of the final
spots in the party.  His defense remains very good throughout the game.  His
attack will remain high, with an average amount of HP.


Jaha      9      0      9      7      4

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0      1      1      1      1
3         1      0      1      2      1      1
4         1      0      1      1      1      1
5         1      0      1      2      0      1
6         2      0      1      1      1      1
7         1      0      1      1      1      1
8         1      0      1      1      1      1
9         1      0      1      1      1      1
10        2      0      1      2      1      1
11        1      0      1      1      1      1
12        1      0      1      1      1      1
13        1      0      1      2      1      1
14        1      0      1      2      1      1
15        1      0      1      1      1      1
16        1      0      1      1      1      1
17        2      0      1      1      1      1
18        1      0      1      1      1      1
19        1      0      1      1      0      1
20        1      0      1      2      1      1
21        1      0      1      1      1      1
22        1      0      1      1      1      1
23        1      0      1      2      1      1
24        1      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      1      2      1      1
27        1      0      1      1      1      1
28        1      0      1      1      0      1
29        1      0      1      2      1      1
30        1      0      1      1      1      1
31        2      0      2      2      1      1
32        1      0      1      1      2      1
33        2      0      1      2      1      1
34        1      0      2      2      1      1
35        1      0      1      2      1      1
36        2      0      2      2      2      1
37        2      0      2      2      1      1
38        1      0      1      1      2      1
39        2      0      2      2      2      1
40        1      0      2      1      1      1
Avg       1.23   0.00   1.15   1.41   1.03
Lv20      32     0      28     32     21
Lv40      57     0      54     62     44

Jaha Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0      1      2      2      1
3         1      0      1      2      2      1
4         2      0      1      2      1      1
5         2      0      1      2      1      1
6         2      0      1      2      2      1
7         1      0      1      2      1      1
8         2      0      1      2      2      1
9         2      0      1      2      2      1
10        2      0      1      2      1      1
11        2      0      1      2      2      1
12        2      0      1      2      2      1
13        2      0      1      2      1      1
14        2      0      1      2      2      1
15        2      0      1      3      2      1
16        2      0      1      2      1      1
17        2      0      1      2      1      1
18        2      0      1      3      1      1
19        2      0      1      2      1      1
20        2      0      1      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      2      1      1
22        2      0      1      2      1      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        2      0      1      3      1      1
25        1      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      2      2      2      1
27        2      0      1      2      1      1
28        2      0      1      3      1      1
29        2      0      1      3      1      1
30        2      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       1.90   0.00   1.03   2.17   1.34
PromoTot  55     0      30     63     39
Lv20P     87     0      58     95     60
Lv40P     112    0      84     125    83


Kazin
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kazin is another candidate for best character in the game.  He is often
overshadowed by Tyrin though.  I'll briefly explain why Kazin is better.  Note
first of all, Kazin is a much better wizard than a sorcerer.  This will
probably get a lot of debate, but is none the less true.

What do I think makes him better than Tyrin? A few things. If you elect not to
promote Kazin until level 40, he will have already learned all of his wizard
spells, meaning, there isn't any conceivable reason, aside from holding a
weapon better than a power stick, to promote him to a wizard at level 20
instead of 40.

Tyrin learns most of his good spells, including freeze4, before level 40 as
well, but doesn't get the massive area effect spell, Bolt, up very high until
level 33 of his promoted class. While he may never reach level 33, and the same
argument of no valid reason to promote Tyrin may hold true ... I can think of
two reasons to promote him early... Tyrin makes a MUCH better Sorcerer than
Kazin. Thus, if you promote at 40, while he will have better physical stats
than Kazin, he will lose all of his spells, the best one which you got only 2
levels ago...

Back to Kazin, you can still get the 20 "free" levels of stats, and lose
nothing. In the end of the game, if you 40/30 Kazin, he'll have about 100 HP
and 120MP with defense and agility in the mid to upper 80s. Not bad for a
caster. Blaze may not pack the huge punch of Freeze, but Kazin does learn
Desoul. At level2, it's probably going to kill one of every two targets it
hits. With no shortage of MP, it can be cast religiously.

Blaze: Starts with
Blaze 2: Level 5
Blaze 3: Level 22
Blaze 4: Level 35
Muddle: Level 9
Muddle 2: Level 25
Dispel: Level 13
Desoul: Level 18
Desoul 2: Level 29

As Sorcerer:
Dao: Has when promoted
Dao 2: 12 promoted only
Apollo: 4 promoted only
Apollo 2: 17 promoted only
Neptun: 7 promoted only
Neptun 2: 26 promoted only
Atlas: 21 promoted only
Atlas 2: 32 promoted only

Kazin     12     13     5      7      10

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
5         1      2      1      1      1      1
6         1      2      0      1      1      1
7         1      1      1      1      1      1
8         1      2      0      1      2      1
9         1      2      1      0      1      1
10        1      2      1      1      1      1
11        1      2      0      1      1      1
12        1      2      0      1      2      1
13        1      2      1      1      1      1
14        1      1      1      1      2      1
15        1      1      1      1      1      1
16        1      2      0      1      1      1
17        1      2      0      1      1      1
18        1      2      0      1      1      1
19        1      1      1      1      2      1
20        1      2      1      1      1      1
21        1      2      0      1      1      1
22        1      1      1      1      1      1
23        1      2      1      1      1      1
24        1      2      1      0      2      1
25        1      1      1      1      1      1
26        1      1      1      1      1      1
27        1      1      1      1      1      1
28        1      1      1      1      1      1
29        1      1      0      1      2      1
30        1      1      0      1      1      1
31        2      1      1      1      1      1
32        1      1      2      2      2      1
33        1      2      1      1      2      1
34        1      2      2      2      1      1
35        1      2      2      2      1      1
36        2      2      2      2      1      1
37        1      1      1      2      1      1
38        1      1      2      1      2      1
39        2      2      1      2      2      1
40        2      1      2      1      1      1
Avg       1.11   1.56   0.89   1.11   1.28
Lv20      28     41     14     22     30
Lv40      52     69     37     47     56

Kazin Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      1      1      1      3      1
3         2      2      0      1      3      1
4         1      2      0      1      2      1
5         1      1      0      1      2      1
6         1      1      1      1      2      1
7         1      1      0      1      2      1
8         2      1      1      2      2      1
9         2      2      1      1      2      1
10        2      2      0      2      2      1
11        1      1      0      1      2      1
12        1      2      1      1      2      1
13        2      2      1      1      2      1
14        2      2      1      1      1      1
15        2      2      1      2      1      1
16        2      2      0      1      1      1
17        2      2      1      2      1      1
18        2      2      1      1      1      1
19        2      1      0      1      2      1
20        2      1      1      1      2      1
21        2      2      0      2      2      1
22        2      1      0      2      2      1
23        2      1      0      1      1      1
24        2      2      0      1      2      1
25        2      1      0      1      1      1
26        2      2      1      1      2      1
27        2      1      0      1      2      1
28        2      1      0      2      2      1
29        2      1      0      1      3      1
30        2      1      1      1      3      1
Avg       1.79   1.48   0.45   1.24   1.90
PromoTot  52     43     13     36     55
Lv20P     80     84     27     58     85
Lv40P     104    112    50     83     111


Slade
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Slade starts out barely being able to do four damage to a Galam Mage. Why
would you ever use him!??!  Just kidding. He'll eventually merge into another
great character. He gets great movement, attack, HP, defense and agility. His
best weapon is probably the best weapon in the game. He'll be able to learn up
to three levels of Katon and Raijin when promoted.

While you might be tempted to immediately promote Slade to get him going into
the Ninja class, I highly recommend not doing it until at least level 30, but
as high as you possibly can before he becomes unable to hurt things.  The extra
stats will make him that much stronger as a ninja.  As a ninja, his movement
and frequent double attacks will ensure he levels quickly to "catch up" to
everyone else on the team.  As a Ninja, Slade gains a few spells.  They are
similar to Blaze and Bolt, but enemies do not have resistance to them.  Make
note of this as it is fairly useful.

Katon: Level 4 promoted only
Katon 2: Level 9 promoted only
Katon 3: Level 25 promoted only
Raijin: Level 14 promoted only
Raijin 2: Level 19 promoted only
Raijin 3: Level 32 promoted only

Slade     12     0      9      10     10

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
6         1      0      2      1      1      1
7         1      0      1      1      1      1
8         1      0      1      1      1      1
9         1      0      1      1      1      1
10        1      0      1      1      1      1
11        1      0      2      1      1      1
12        1      0      1      1      1      1
13        1      0      1      1      1      1
14        1      0      1      1      1      1
15        1      0      2      1      2      1
16        2      0      2      1      1      1
17        2      0      2      1      1      1
18        1      0      1      1      1      1
19        2      0      1      1      1      1
20        1      0      1      1      1      1
21        1      0      2      1      1      1
22        1      0      2      2      1      1
23        1      0      2      1      1      1
24        1      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      2      2      2      1
27        2      0      2      1      1      1
28        1      0      2      2      2      1
29        1      0      1      1      1      1
30        2      0      2      2      2      1
31        2      0      1      2      2      1
32        1      0      2      1      1      1
33        1      0      2      2      2      1
34        1      0      2      1      2      1
35        1      0      2      2      1      1
36        2      0      2      1      1      1
37        1      0      2      1      1      1
38        1      0      1      1      1      1
39        1      0      1      1      1      1
40        1      0      2      1      2      1
Avg       1.20   0.00   1.54   1.20   1.23
Lv20      30     0      29     25     26
Lv40      54     0      63     52     53

Slade Ninja

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      2      0      1      1      1
3         2      2      1      2      1      1
4         2      2      1      2      1      1
5         2      2      0      2      1      1
6         2      2      1      2      1      1
7         2      2      1      1      1      1
8         2      2      1      2      1      1
9         2      2      1      2      1      1
10        2      2      1      2      1      1
11        2      1      1      2      2      1
12        2      2      1      2      1      1
13        2      2      1      2      1      1
14        2      2      1      2      2      1
15        2      2      1      2      2      1
16        2      2      1      2      2      1
17        2      2      1      2      2      1
18        2      2      1      2      2      1
19        2      2      1      2      1      1
20        2      2      1      2      2      1
21        3      2      1      2      2      1
22        2      2      1      2      2      1
23        3      1      1      2      2      1
24        3      2      1      2      2      1
25        2      2      1      2      2      1
26        3      2      1      3      2      1
27        2      2      1      2      2      1
28        3      2      1      2      2      1
29        2      1      1      2      2      1
30        3      2      1      3      2      1
Avg       2.21   1.90   0.93   2.00   1.59
PromoTot  64     55     27     58     46
Lv20P     94     55     56     83     72
Lv40P     118    55     90     110    99


Kiwi
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sad damage, very sad HP with good defense. Kiwi is a great physical tank. It's
a shame Freeze1 is likely to kill him from full health at level 19. Zombie
deals one damage... HAHA! Kiwi is poisoned.. doh! You could always power level
him... eight damage at a time.

As a monster, Kiwi isn't AS bad. He starts getting 1HP gains per level.
Defense remains great, though not to the point which everything will do one
damage. Kiwi gets some good movement range after promotion, along with a 25 to
35 damage flame attack. Of course, it always seems to happen when his normal
attack would kill the enemy in question, but the flame would not *shrug*. All
this having been said, Kiwi is terrible.

*If he's not power leveled and given most of the stat boosting items in the
game, he's not much of an asset.*  Giving him all of that special attention
hurts the team more than he will be able to help it.  Keep Kiwi out!

Kiwi      8      0      16     23     10

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
8         0      0      2      2      0      1
9         0      0      2      1      1      1
10        0      0      1      1      1      1
11        0      0      1      2      1      1
12        0      0      1      1      1      1
13        0      0      2      1      1      1
14        1      0      2      2      1      1
15        0      0      1      1      1      1
16        1      0      1      2      1      1
17        0      0      2      1      1      1
18        0      0      2      2      1      1
19        1      0      1      1      1      1
20        0      0      2      1      1      1
21        1      0      2      2      1      1
22        0      0      2      1      1      1
23        0      0      2      2      1      1
24        1      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        0      0      2      1      1      1
27        0      0      2      2      1      1
28        0      0      2      1      1      1
29        1      0      1      2      1      1
30        0      0      1      1      1      1
31        1      0      2      1      1      1
32        2      0      2      1      2      1
33        2      0      1      2      2      1
34        2      0      1      1      2      1
35        2      0      2      2      2      1
36        2      0      2      1      2      1
37        2      0      1      1      2      1
38        1      0      1      2      2      1
39        2      0      2      1      2      1
40        1      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       0.73   0.00   1.55   1.39   1.21
Lv20      11     0      36     41     22
Lv40      32     0      67     69     50

Kiwi Monster

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      0      2      2      1      1
3         1      0      2      2      1      1
4         1      0      3      2      1      1
5         1      0      2      2      1      1
6         1      0      2      2      1      1
7         1      0      2      2      1      1
8         1      0      2      2      1      1
9         1      0      2      2      1      1
10        1      0      2      2      1      1
11        1      0      2      2      1      1
12        1      0      2      2      1      1
13        1      0      2      2      1      1
14        1      0      2      2      1      1
15        1      0      2      2      1      1
16        1      0      2      2      2      1
17        1      0      2      2      1      1
18        1      0      2      2      2      1
19        1      0      2      2      1      1
20        1      0      2      2      1      1
21        1      0      2      2      1      1
22        1      0      2      2      1      1
23        1      0      2      2      2      1
24        1      0      2      2      1      1
25        1      0      2      2      1      1
26        1      0      2      2      1      1
27        1      0      2      2      1      1
28        1      0      3      2      1      1
29        1      0      2      2      1      1
30        1      0      2      2      2      1
Avg       1.00   0.00   2.07   2.00   1.14
PromoTot  29     0      60     58     33
Lv20P     40     0      96     99     55
Lv40P     61     0      127    127    83


Peter
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There is not much to be said here, Peter is a wonderful selection for any team
to have.  Peter flies, which makes his movement much better than walking
characters.  When you get Peter, he will most likely have more attack than
anyone else in your party.  It will remain this way for the rest of the game.
Peter also has very high HP, great agility and defense.

When promoted, Peter will begin taking only half damage from fire, making him
ideal to charge at Chaos Wizard's if needed.  Peter revives automatically after
a battle if he is killed.  The only downfall to Peter is that he is computer
controlled for the first four battles he is in your party, and will often steal
kills during that time.  A small price to pay for a great character.

Peter     23     0      27     17     12

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
10        1      0      2      1      1      1
11        2      0      2      1      1      1
12        1      0      2      1      1      1
13        1      0      2      1      1      1
14        1      0      2      1      1      1
15        1      0      2      1      1      1
16        1      0      2      1      1      1
17        1      0      2      1      1      1
18        1      0      2      1      1      1
19        1      0      2      1      1      1
20        1      0      2      1      1      1
21        2      0      2      1      1      1
22        1      0      2      1      1      1
23        1      0      2      1      1      1
24        2      0      2      2      1      1
25        1      0      2      1      1      1
26        1      0      2      1      1      1
27        1      0      2      1      1      1
28        1      0      2      1      1      1
29        2      0      2      1      1      1
30        1      0      2      1      1      1
31        2      0      2      1      1      1
32        2      0      2      1      1      1
33        2      0      2      2      2      1
34        1      0      2      2      1      1
35        2      0      1      1      2      1
36        2      0      2      1      1      1
37        2      0      1      2      1      1
38        2      0      2      1      2      1
39        2      0      2      2      2      1
40        2      0      1      1      1      1
Avg       1.42   0.00   1.90   1.16   1.13
Lv20      35     0      49     28     23
Lv40      67     0      86     53     47

Peter Phoenix

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0      2      2      1      1
3         3      0      2      2      1      1
4         3      0      2      2      1      1
5         3      0      2      2      1      1
6         3      0      2      2      1      1
7         2      0      2      2      1      1
8         2      0      2      2      2      1
9         3      0      2      2      1      1
10        3      0      3      2      1      1
11        3      0      3      2      2      1
12        2      0      2      2      1      1
13        2      0      2      2      1      1
14        2      0      2      2      1      1
15        3      0      3      2      1      1
16        2      0      2      2      2      1
17        3      0      2      2      1      1
18        3      0      3      2      1      1
19        2      0      2      2      1      1
20        3      0      3      2      1      1
21        2      0      3      2      1      1
22        2      0      3      2      1      1
23        3      0      3      2      1      1
24        2      0      2      2      1      1
25        2      0      2      2      1      1
26        3      0      3      2      1      1
27        2      0      3      2      1      1
28        2      0      3      2      1      1
29        2      0      3      3      1      1
30        3      0      3      3      2      1
Avg       2.48   0.00   2.45   2.07   1.14
PromoTot  72     0      71     60     33
Lv20P     107    0      120    88     56
Lv40P     139    0      157    113    80


May
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I used to think May was the greatest ranged character.  Turns out she is not.
Her attack will be at the top or very close to it, compared to other ranged
characters.  Her weakness is a low amount of HP and agility.  May starts out
with better movement than other archer units which can help her early.  She
makes a good second ranged attacker, but if you are only going to take one,
make it be Elric.

May       18     0      17     13     14

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
11        1      0      1      1      0      1
12        1      0      1      1      1      1
13        1      0      1      1      1      1
14        1      0      1      1      1      1
15        1      0      1      1      1      1
16        1      0      1      1      1      1
17        2      0      2      1      1      1
18        1      0      1      1      1      1
19        1      0      1      1      1      1
20        1      0      1      1      1      1
21        2      0      1      1      1      1
22        1      0      1      1      1      1
23        1      0      1      1      1      1
24        1      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      1      1      1      1
27        1      0      1      1      1      1
28        1      0      1      1      1      1
29        1      0      1      1      1      1
30        1      0      1      1      1      1
31        1      0      2      1      1      1
32        2      0      2      1      1      1
33        1      0      1      2      2      1
34        1      0      2      2      2      1
35        1      0      2      1      1      1
36        1      0      1      1      1      1
37        2      0      2      2      1      1
38        2      0      2      2      2      1
39        1      0      1      1      1      1
40        1      0      1      1      1      1
Avg       1.17   0.00   1.23   1.13   1.07
Lv20      29     0      28     23     23
Lv40      53     0      54     47     46

May Bow Knight
Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      0      0      1      1      1
3         2      0      0      2      1      1
4         1      0      1      1      2      1
5         2      0      1      2      2      1
6         2      0      0      1      2      1
7         2      0      0      1      2      1
8         1      0      1      2      1      1
9         1      0      1      2      1      1
10        2      0      1      2      1      1
11        1      0      1      1      1      1
12        1      0      1      1      2      1
13        1      0      1      1      1      1
14        1      0      1      1      1      1
15        1      0      0      1      1      1
16        1      0      1      1      2      1
17        1      0      0      1      2      1
18        1      0      1      1      1      1
19        1      0      1      1      1      1
20        1      0      1      1      2      1
21        1      0      0      1      1      1
22        1      0      1      2      1      1
23        1      0      1      2      2      1
24        2      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      0      1      1      1
26        2      0      1      1      1      1
27        2      0      0      1      2      1
28        1      0      1      1      1      1
29        1      0      0      2      1      1
30        1      0      1      1      2      1
Avg       1.28   0.00   0.66   1.28   1.38
PromoTot  37     0      19     37     40
Lv20P     66     0      47     60     63
Lv40P     90     0      73     84     86


Gerhalt
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gerhalt levels up similar to Peter. He'll gain a load of attack level.  Gerhalt
also gets pretty good defense and HP.  His agility is a little bit low, but
nothing to complain about.  His movement is decent as well.  All that having
been said, I have personally never had a lot of luck with Gerhalt.  However,
he does have the second best attack in the game and can take some punishment
as well, I would suggest using him.

Gerhalt   24     0      37     21     20

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
14        1      0      1      2      1      1
15        1      0      1      1      1      1
16        1      0      2      1      2      1
17        1      0      1      1      1      1
18        1      0      1      1      1      1
19        1      0      2      1      1      1
20        1      0      1      1      2      1
21        1      0      1      1      1      1
22        1      0      1      2      1      1
23        1      0      2      1      1      1
24        1      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      1      1      1      1
27        1      0      2      1      1      1
28        1      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      2      1      1      1
30        2      0      1      1      1      1
31        2      0      2      1      2      1
32        1      0      1      2      1      1
33        1      0      2      1      1      1
34        1      0      2      1      2      1
35        2      0      2      2      2      1
36        1      0      2      1      2      1
37        1      0      2      2      1      1
38        2      0      2      1      2      1
39        2      0      2      1      1      1
40        1      0      2      2      2      1
Avg       1.22   0.00   1.52   1.26   1.30
Lv20      31     0      46     29     29
Lv40      57     0      78     55     55

Gerhalt Wolf Baron

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0      2      2      1      1
3         2      0      2      2      1      1
4         2      0      2      2      1      1
5         2      0      2      2      1      1
6         2      0      2      2      1      1
7         2      0      2      2      1      1
8         2      0      2      2      1      1
9         2      0      3      1      2      1
10        2      0      2      2      1      1
11        3      0      2      2      1      1
12        2      0      2      2      1      1
13        2      0      2      2      2      1
14        2      0      2      2      1      1
15        2      0      2      2      1      1
16        2      0      3      2      1      1
17        2      0      2      2      1      1
18        2      0      2      2      1      1
19        2      0      2      2      1      1
20        2      0      2      2      1      1
21        2      0      2      2      1      1
22        2      0      3      2      2      1
23        2      0      2      2      1      1
24        2      0      3      2      2      1
25        2      0      2      1      1      1
26        3      0      2      2      1      1
27        2      0      2      2      1      1
28        2      0      2      2      1      1
29        2      0      2      2      1      1
30        2      0      2      2      2      1
Avg       2.07   0.00   2.14   1.93   1.17
PromoTot  60     0      62     56     34
Lv20P     91     0      108    85     63
Lv40P     117    0      140    111    89


Luke
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Luke is a double edged sword.  If you are unwilling to go the extra mile to
level him up delicately, you may as well sit him in the caravan.  He starts
pretty awful, never gets a lot better in damage, but eventually gets a great
balance of stats.

I like Luke for a lot of reasons. The first, he flies. Slap on a running ring,
or give him one of the pimentos, and he's got range 8 flying which is the
distance of a screen in all directions minus a corner diagonal. He can use
swords, Critical swords and Counter swords being my favorites of which he can
use. As Bowie moves up a sword, Luke gets the hand me down, throughout the
entire game.

Luke      28     0      18     18     22
Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
15        1      0      1      1      1      1
16        2      0      1      1      2      1
17        1      0      2      1      1      1
18        1      0      1      1      2      1
19        1      0      1      1      1      1
20        1      0      1      1      1      1
21        2      0      1      1      1      1
22        1      0      1      1      1      1
23        1      0      1      1      1      1
24        2      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      1      1      1      1
27        1      0      1      1      1      1
28        2      0      1      1      2      1
29        1      0      1      1      1      1
30        1      0      1      1      1      1
31        2      0      2      1      2      1
32        2      0      2      2      2      1
33        1      0      1      2      1      1
34        1      0      2      1      2      1
35        2      0      1      2      1      1
36        1      0      2      2      1      1
37        1      0      2      2      1      1
38        2      0      2      2      1      1
39        2      0      2      1      1      1
40        2      0      2      1      1      1
Avg       1.38   0.00   1.35   1.23   1.23
Lv20      35     0      25     24     30
Lv40      64     0      53     50     54

Luke Bird Battler

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      0      0      2      1      1
3         2      0      1      1      2      1
4         1      0      0      1      2      1
5         1      0      1      1      1      1
6         2      0      1      2      1      1
7         2      0      1      2      2      1
8         1      0      1      2      2      1
9         2      0      1      1      1      1
10        2      0      1      2      2      1
11        2      0      1      2      2      1
12        2      0      1      2      1      1
13        2      0      1      1      1      1
14        2      0      1      2      1      1
15        2      0      1      2      1      1
16        2      0      1      2      2      1
17        2      0      1      2      1      1
18        2      0      1      2      1      1
19        2      0      1      1      2      1
20        2      0      0      2      2      1
21        2      0      1      2      1      1
22        2      0      1      2      1      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        2      0      1      1      2      1
25        2      0      1      1      1      1
26        2      0      0      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      2      1      1
28        2      0      1      1      1      1
29        2      0      1      2      1      1
30        3      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       1.90   0.00   0.86   1.69   1.34
PromoTot  55     0      25     49     39
Lv20P     90     0      50     73     69
Lv40P     119    0      78     99     93


Rohde
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rohde is one of the worst characters in the game.  He is the only long range
character who comes promoted, meaning, he can not be power leveled like the
other two.  This itself is not a big deal.  His complete lack of movement range
and defense, on the other hand, are a big deal.  Rohde dies too easily or
trails behind the party unable to reach them.

Rohde     34     0      30     34     23

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
5         3      0      1      2      1      1
6         2      0      0      2      1      1
7         2      0      1      2      2      1
8         2      0      0      2      1      1
9         2      0      0      2      1      1
10        2      0      1      2      1      1
11        2      0      0      2      1      1
12        2      0      1      2      2      1
13        1      0      0      2      1      1
14        2      0      1      2      1      1
15        2      0      0      2      1      1
16        2      0      1      2      1      1
17        2      0      0      2      1      1
18        2      0      1      2      1      1
19        1      0      1      1      1      1
20        2      0      1      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      2      1      1
22        2      0      0      2      1      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        1      0      1      2      1      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      0      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      2      1      1
28        1      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      1      2      1      1
30        1      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       1.85   0.00   0.65   1.96   1.08
LvP       82     0      47     85     51


Rick
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I used to not like Rick, always using Chester instead.  I have reversed my
decision on this one.  Rick has far, far superior defense.  Although his HP is
a bit lower than Chester's, he will often last longer unless being bombarded
with high damage spells.  Rick gets a decent amount of attack, but not as high
as Eric.  While Eric does make a better choice for a Pegasus Knight, I would
suggest letting that honor go to Rick since you do not have to bypass a
better character to get him.

Rick      34     0      24     28     29

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
20        1      0      1      1      1      1
21        2      0      1      1      1      1
22        1      0      1      2      1      1
23        1      0      1      1      1      1
24        1      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      1      1      1      1
27        1      0      1      1      1      1
28        1      0      1      1      1      1
29        1      0      1      1      1      1
30        1      0      1      1      1      1
31        1      0      2      1      1      1
32        2      0      2      1      2      1
33        2      0      2      2      1      1
34        2      0      1      1      2      1
35        2      0      2      2      1      1
36        1      0      1      2      2      1
37        2      0      2      2      2      1
38        2      0      1      1      2      1
39        1      0      2      2      1      1
40        2      0      2      1      1      1
Avg       1.38   0.00   1.33   1.29   1.24
Lv20      35     0      25     29     30
Lv40      63     0      52     55     55

Rick Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0      1      2      1      1
3         2      0      1      2      1      1
4         2      0      1      3      1      1
5         2      0      1      2      1      1
6         2      0      1      2      1      1
7         2      0      1      2      1      1
8         3      0      1      2      1      1
9         2      0      1      2      1      1
10        2      0      1      2      2      1
11        2      0      1      2      1      1
12        2      0      1      2      1      1
13        1      0      1      2      1      1
14        2      0      1      2      1      1
15        2      0      1      2      2      1
16        2      0      1      2      2      1
17        2      0      1      2      2      1
18        2      0      1      2      1      1
19        2      0      1      2      2      1
20        2      0      1      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      3      2      1
22        2      0      0      2      2      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        1      0      0      2      2      1
25        1      0      1      2      2      1
26        2      0      1      2      2      1
27        2      0      0      2      2      1
28        1      0      1      2      2      1
29        2      0      1      2      2      1
30        1      0      1      2      2      1
Avg       1.86   0.00   0.90   2.07   1.48
PromoTot  54     0      26     60     43
Lv20P     89     0      51     89     73
Lv40P     117    0      78     115    98


Elric
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Elric is another ranged attacker. When you get him, do not be shocked if he
does less than five damage to most enemies.  To be brutally honest, it will not
get better any time soon.  I STRONGLY recommend not promoting him until he
reaches level 40.  If you do, you can slap on stronger weapons with better
range, but, you will keep him from getting the levels he really needs to get in
the unpromoted class.

Elric, when promoted, seldom gets a +2 to attack bonus, but these are common
once you reach about level 30 of the unpromoted class.  The extra 15 attack or
so he will get from this will help him greatly once promoted.  If he is
promoted when you get him, he will be okay, but not the best.

A tip for leveling him as his damage is quite sad to start with, attack enemies
which fly [or anything which has wings].  Arrow users do extra damage against
flying creatures.

Elric     35     0      24     24     25

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
22        1      0      1      1      1      1
23        2      0      1      1      1      1
24        2      0      1      1      1      1
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      1      1      1      1
27        1      0      1      1      1      1
28        2      0      1      1      1      1
29        1      0      1      1      1      1
30        2      0      1      1      1      1
31        2      0      1      1      2      1
32        1      0      1      2      2      1
33        1      0      1      2      2      1
34        1      0      1      2      1      1
35        2      0      2      2      1      1
36        2      0      1      1      1      1
37        2      0      2      2      2      1
38        1      0      2      2      2      1
39        2      0      1      2      2      1
40        1      0      2      1      2      1
Avg       1.47   0.00   1.21   1.37   1.37
Lv21      35     0      24     24     25
Lv40      63     0      47     50     51

Elric Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      0      1      1      1      1
3         1      0      1      2      1      1
4         2      0      0      1      1      1
5         2      0      1      1      2      1
6         2      0      0      1      1      1
7         2      0      1      1      1      1
8         2      0      1      1      1      1
9         2      0      1      2      1      1
10        1      0      0      1      1      1
11        2      0      1      2      1      1
12        2      0      1      1      1      1
13        2      0      1      2      1      1
14        2      0      1      1      1      1
15        2      0      1      2      1      1
16        2      0      0      2      1      1
17        2      0      1      2      1      1
18        2      0      1      1      1      1
19        1      0      1      2      2      1
20        2      0      1      1      1      1
21        2      0      0      2      1      1
22        2      0      1      2      1      1
23        2      0      0      1      1      1
24        2      0      0      2      1      1
25        2      0      1      2      2      1
26        2      0      1      1      1      1
27        2      0      1      1      1      1
28        2      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      1      1      2      1
30        2      0      0      2      1      1
Avg       1.86   0.00   0.72   1.48   1.14
PromoTot  54     0      21     43     33
Lv21P     89     0      45     67     58
Lv40P     117    0      68     93     84


Randolf
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Randolf is the best warrior in the game. He also makes the best Gladiator or
Baron. However, since the other characters from Creeds are also the best in
their respective classes, this makes Randolf a less appealing choice.  If you
take him, make him a Baron, you will not regret it.  This will also allow you
to use Jaha as a Gladiator.  If you do not choose Randolf, use Jaha as a Baron
instead.  Randolf has awesome defense with high HP and a decent swing.  He is
the backbone of every physical attacking party.

Randolf   38     0      35     39     27

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      2      1      1      1
27        1      0      1      1      1      1
28        1      0      1      1      1      1
29        1      0      1      1      1      1
30        1      0      1      1      1      1
31        1      0      1      2      2      1
32        2      0      1      2      2      1
33        2      0      1      2      2      1
34        2      0      2      1      1      1
35        1      0      2      1      1      1
36        2      0      2      2      1      1
37        1      0      2      2      2      1
38        2      0      2      2      2      1
39        1      0      1      2      2      1
40        1      0      2      2      1      1
Avg       1.31   0.00   1.44   1.50   1.38
Lv24      38     0      35     39     27
Lv40      59     0      58     63     49

Randolf Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      0      1      1      2      1
3         2      0      1      2      2      1
4         2      0      1      2      1      1
5         2      0      1      2      1      1
6         2      0      1      2      2      1
7         2      0      1      2      1      1
8         2      0      1      2      1      1
9         2      0      1      2      2      1
10        2      0      1      2      1      1
11        2      0      1      2      1      1
12        2      0      1      2      1      1
13        2      0      1      2      1      1
14        2      0      1      2      1      1
15        2      0      1      2      2      1
16        2      0      1      2      1      1
17        2      0      1      2      1      1
18        2      0      1      2      1      1
19        2      0      1      2      1      1
20        2      0      1      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      2      1      1
22        2      0      1      2      1      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        2      0      1      2      1      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      0      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      2      1      1
28        2      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      1      2      1      1
30        2      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       1.97   0.00   0.97   1.97   1.17
PromoTot  57     0      28     57     34
Lv24P     95     0      63     96     61
Lv40P     116    0      86     120    83


Eric
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eric is the best knight in the game. He has great attack and HP with good
agility and defense. He makes wonderful Pegasus Knight as well. But, since you
get him from Creeds you should probably pick someone else.  Make Rick the
Pegasus Knight if you elect not to get Eric.

Eric      53     0      32     28     29

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
25        1      0      1      1      1      1
26        2      0      1      1      2      1
27        2      0      1      1      1      1
28        2      0      1      1      1      1
29        1      0      1      1      1      1
30        2      0      0      1      1      1
31        1      0      2      1      1      1
32        1      0      2      2      1      1
33        1      0      1      1      1      1
34        1      0      2      2      1      1
35        1      0      1      2      1      1
36        2      0      1      1      2      1
37        1      0      1      2      1      1
38        1      0      2      2      2      1
39        2      0      1      2      2      1
40        2      0      1      1      1      1
Avg       1.44   0.00   1.19   1.38   1.25
Lv24      53     0      32     28     29
Lv40      76     0      51     50     49

Eric Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      0      1      2      1      1
3         1      0      1      2      1      1
4         2      0      1      2      1      1
5         2      0      0      1      1      1
6         2      0      1      2      1      1
7         1      0      1      2      2      1
8         1      0      1      2      1      1
9         2      0      1      2      1      1
10        2      0      1      2      1      1
11        2      0      1      2      2      1
12        2      0      1      2      1      1
13        2      0      1      2      1      1
14        2      0      1      2      2      1
15        2      0      1      2      1      1
16        2      0      1      2      2      1
17        2      0      1      2      2      1
18        2      0      1      2      2      1
19        2      0      1      2      2      1
20        2      0      1      2      2      1
21        2      0      1      2      2      1
22        2      0      1      3      2      1
23        2      0      1      2      2      1
24        2      0      1      2      2      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      1      3      2      1
27        2      0      1      2      2      1
28        2      0      1      2      2      1
29        2      0      1      3      2      1
30        3      0      1      3      2      1
Avg       1.90   0.00   0.97   2.10   1.59
PromoTot  55     0      28     61     46
Lv24P     108    0      60     89     75
Lv40P     131    0      79     111    95


Tyrin
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tyrin makes the best Sorcerer in the game.  He also makes a damn good wizard.
Most people will tell you to keep him a wizard.  I'll list a few options.  You
read my long speech earlier about Kazin, the same applies to Tryin.  If you
want to make him a Wizard, do NOT promote him until level 40 of his mage class.
He will still learn his most useful spell, Freeze4, at the same level [Sooner,
actually, as he begins at 24 and promoting him would reduce him to 21], and he
will gain 16 levels of extra stats to help him out.

If you make him a sorcerer, which is not a bad choice either, do it immediately
or at least fairly soon.  While the extra MP would be nice to have [Sorcerer
spells generally cost more than Wizard spells], learning spells sooner is of
the importance here.  Promoting at 40 into a sorcerer means poor Tyrin will
have only Dao to deal damage, which can cripple his ability to kill anything
and level up for quite some time.

Tyrin is an excellent choice from Creed's, but, is probably not quite as
appealing as Karna is.  A quick couple of reasons why you might take Tryin over
Karna though:

1) Karna is easier to level, which means, even if you get her again 25 levels
from now, she will still be able to catch up
2) You are going to want to make Karna a Master Monk, right?  Well, the Second
Vigor Ball is a long ways off.  Instead, make Sarah the first Master Monk and
get Tyrin started.

Blaze: Starts with
Blaze 2: Starts with
Blaze 3: Level 51
Blaze 4: Level 56
Freeze: Starts with
Freeze 2: Starts with
Freeze 3: Level 31
Freeze 4: Level 38
Sleep: Level 25
Bolt: Level 28
Bolt 2: Level 35
Bolt 3: Level 54
Bolt 4: Level 60

As Sorcerer:
Dao: Has when promoted
Dao 2: Level 12 promoted only
Apollo: Level 3 promoted only
Apollo 2: Level 16 promoted only
Neptun: Level 8 promoted only
Neptun 2: Level 25 promoted only
Atlas: Level 20 promoted only
Atlas 2: Level 29 promoted only

Tyrin     30     48     21     26     30

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
25        1      1      1      1      1      1
26        1      1      1      1      1      1
27        1      1      1      1      1      1
28        1      1      1      1      1      1
29        1      1      0      1      1      1
30        1      1      1      1      1      1
31        1      1      1      2      2      1
32        2      1      1      1      1      1
33        1      2      1      2      2      1
34        1      2      1      2      2      1
35        2      2      1      2      1      1
36        2      1      1      2      1      1
37        2      2      2      2      1      1
38        2      1      2      1      1      1
39        2      2      2      1      2      1
40        1      1      1      1      2      1
Avg       1.38   1.31   1.13   1.38   1.31
Lv24      30     48     21     26     30
Lv40      52     69     39     48     51

Tyrin Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      1      1      2      1      1
3         1      2      1      2      1      1
4         2      2      0      1      2      1
5         2      2      0      2      2      1
6         1      2      0      1      1      1
7         1      1      1      1      1      1
8         2      1      1      1      2      1
9         1      1      0      1      1      1
10        2      1      0      1      1      1
11        1      1      0      2      2      1
12        2      1      0      2      1      1
13        1      1      0      1      1      1
14        2      1      1      1      2      1
15        1      2      0      1      2      1
16        2      2      0      1      1      1
17        2      1      0      2      1      1
18        2      1      1      1      2      1
19        2      1      1      1      1      1
20        2      1      0      1      1      1
21        2      1      0      1      2      1
22        2      1      1      1      2      1
23        2      1      0      1      1      1
24        2      2      1      1      1      1
25        1      1      1      1      2      1
26        2      1      0      1      1      1
27        2      1      0      1      1      1
28        1      1      1      1      2      1
29        2      1      1      1      1      1
30        2      1      1      1      2      1
Avg       1.69   1.24   0.45   1.21   1.41
PromoTot  49     36     13     35     41
Lv24P     79     84     34     61     71
Lv40P     101    105    52     83     92


Karna
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Karna can be without any doubt the best character in the game.  She can level
up to 40/99 with no trouble at all thanks to the boost spell.  As she and Sarah
can both become Master Monks, there is no debate needed over who to make it and
why.  As a Master Monk, Karna can use the best weapon class in the game,
knuckles.  At any given level, Karna will have near or better stats than anyone
else in your party in most categories.  As it is not at all difficult to get
her ten or more levels ahead of everyone else, it is likely to be more than
that.  Her ONLY downfall is a rather small movement range, but that is an easy
problem to fix!

Back to the best character part, her stats at similar levels are never the best
in any aspect, but, she can heal herself, boost her own defense, do a great
deal of damage and has a lot of life.  She is an ideal solo strike force.

Karna is easily a must have character, but, Tryin is also a great choice at
Creed's Mansion.  As I gave some reasons for Tyrin to be taken above, I will
not give some for Karna;

1) If you pass her up, you will not get another healer for another ten battles.
2) Hello, boost?  Defense wins championships... well, battles in this case.

Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Starts with
Heal 3: Starts with
Heal 4: Never!
Blast: Starts with
Blast 2: Starts with
Blast 3: Level 26
Blast 4: Level 37
Boost: Starts with
Boost 2: Level 30
Aura: Level 33
Aura 2: Level 41
Aura 3: Level 55
Aura 4: Level 60

Karna     45     51     27     27     28

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
25        1      2      1      1      1      1
26        2      2      0      1      1      1
27        2      2      1      1      1      1
28        1      2      1      1      1      1
29        2      2      1      0      1      1
30        2      2      1      1      0      1
31        2      2      2      1      2      1
32        2      1      1      0      2      1
33        1      1      2      1      2      1
34        2      1      1      2      2      1
35        2      1      1      1      2      1
36        2      2      1      2      2      1
37        2      1      2      2      1      1
38        2      1      2      2      2      1
39        2      2      2      2      2      1
40        1      2      1      1      2      1
Avg       1.75   1.63   1.25   1.19   1.50
Lv24      45     51     27     27     28
Lv40      73     77     47     46     52

Karna Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         1      1      1      1      1      1
3         1      1      0      1      1      1
4         2      1      1      1      2      1
5         2      1      1      1      1      1
6         2      1      1      1      1      1
7         2      1      1      1      1      1
8         2      1      1      1      2      1
9         2      1      1      1      2      1
10        2      1      1      1      1      1
11        2      1      1      1      1      1
12        2      1      1      1      2      1
13        2      1      1      1      1      1
14        2      2      1      2      2      1
15        2      2      1      2      1      1
16        2      2      1      1      1      1
17        2      2      1      1      1      1
18        2      1      1      1      1      1
19        2      1      1      1      1      1
20        2      1      1      1      1      1
21        2      1      1      1      1      1
22        2      1      1      1      2      1
23        2      1      1      1      1      1
24        2      1      1      1      2      1
25        2      1      1      2      1      1
26        2      1      1      2      2      1
27        2      1      0      1      1      1
28        3      1      1      1      2      1
29        3      1      1      2      2      1
30        3      1      1      1      2      1
Avg       2.03   1.14   0.93   1.17   1.38
PromoTot  59     33     27     34     40
Lv24P     104    84     54     61     68
Lv40P     132    110    74     80     92

Janet
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pretty much the same as Elric... same description until the second paragraph.
She is noticabley worse in most categories than Elric though.

Janet is another ranged attacker. When you get her, do not be shocked if she
does less than five damage to most enemies.  To be brutally honest, it will not
get better any time soon.  I STRONGLY recommend not promoting her until she
reaches level 40.  If you do, you can slap on stronger weapons with better
range, but, you will keep her from getting the levels she really needs to get
in the unpromoted class.

Janet, when promoted, seldom gets a +2 to attack bonus, but these are common
once you reach about level 30 of the unpromoted class.  The extra 15 attack or
so she will get from this will help her greatly once promoted.  If she is
promoted when you get her, she will be okay, but not the best.

A tip for leveling her as her damage is quite sad to start with, attack enemies
which fly [or anything which has wings].  Arrow users do extra damage against
flying creatures.

Janet     35     0      26     26     28

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
25        1      0      0      1      1
26        2      0      0      1      1
27        1      0      0      1      1
28        1      0      1      1      1
29        1      0      1      1      1
30        1      0      1      1      1
31        2      0      1      2      2
32        2      0      1      1      2
33        1      0      2      1      1
34        2      0      2      1      2
35        1      0      2      1      2
36        1      0      2      1      2
37        2      0      2      2      1
38        1      0      1      2      2
39        2      0      2      1      1
40        2      0      2      1      2
Avg       1.44   0.00   1.25   1.19   1.44
Lv24      35     0      26     26     28
Lv40      58     0      46     45     51

Janet Promoted

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
2         2      0      0      1      1      1
3         2      0      0      1      2      1
4         2      0      0      1      1      1
5         2      0      1      2      1      1
6         2      0      0      2      1      1
7         1      0      0      1      1      1
8         2      0      0      1      1      1
9         2      0      0      1      1      1
10        2      0      0      1      1      1
11        2      0      1      1      1      1
12        2      0      0      2      1      1
13        2      0      0      1      1      1
14        2      0      1      1      1      1
15        2      0      1      2      2      1
16        2      0      1      1      2      1
17        2      0      0      1      1      1
18        2      0      1      1      1      1
19        2      0      0      1      1      1
20        2      0      0      2      1      1
21        2      0      0      2      1      1
22        2      0      0      2      1      1
23        2      0      0      2      1      1
24        2      0      0      2      1      1
25        2      0      1      1      1      1
26        1      0      1      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      1      2      1
28        2      0      1      1      1      1
29        2      0      0      2      2      1
30        2      0      1      1      1      1
Avg       1.93   0.00   0.38   1.38   1.17
PromoTot  56     0      11     40     34
Lv24P     91     0      37     66     62
Lv40P     114    0      57     85     85


Higins
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I still have nothing good to say about Higins.  He is another of the already
too common centaurs.  He comes pre-promoted and has no glaring strengths.  Some
argue he is well balanced and has no glaring weakness either.  If you promoted
your entire team at level 20, than I would agree, Higins can be a fairly strong
ally in those conditions.  If you promoted at 30 or above, Higins has a seat in
the caravan.

Higins    51     0      31     32     31

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
8         2      0      0      2      1      1
9         2      0      1      2      2      1
10        2      0      1      2      1      1
11        2      0      1      2      1      1
12        2      0      1      2      1      1
13        2      0      1      1      2      1
14        2      0      1      1      2      1
15        2      0      1      1      1      1
16        2      0      1      2      2      1
17        2      0      1      2      1      1
18        2      0      1      2      1      1
19        2      0      1      2      1      1
20        2      0      1      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      2      2      1
22        2      0      1      2      1      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        2      0      1      2      2      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      1      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      2      2      1
28        2      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      1      2      1      1
30        2      0      1      2      2      1
Avg       2.00   0.00   0.96   1.87   1.35
LvP       97     0      53     75     62


Taya
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Continuing the streak of characters to not use is Taya. When you get her she
will know Dao level 1!  Yes, the same spell you get just for promoting.  Her
stats are very low and she learns the rest of her spells far too slowly to be
an useful character.  I suggest not even wasting the thirty seconds it takes to
recruit her into the party, unless you want the 2400 gold for selling her Indra
Staff.

Dao: Starts with
Dao 2: Level 15
Apollo: Level 12
Apollo 2: Level 19
Neptun: Level 22
Neptun 2: Level 29
Atlas: Level 25
Atlas 2: Level 34

Taya      43     60     19     30     41

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
12        2      1      1      1      1      1
13        1      1      0      1      2      1
14        2      1      0      1      1      1
15        2      2      1      1      1      1
16        2      2      0      2      2      1
17        2      1      1      1      1      1
18        2      1      1      1      2      1
19        1      1      0      1      2      1
20        1      1      0      1      2      1
21        2      1      0      2      2      1
22        2      2      1      1      1      1
23        2      2      0      1      2      1
24        2      2      0      2      2      1
25        2      1      1      1      1      1
26        1      1      0      1      2      1
27        2      2      0      1      2      1
28        2      2      0      2      1      1
29        1      2      1      1      2      1
30        2      2      0      1      2      1
Avg       1.74   1.47   0.37   1.21   1.63
LvP       76     88     26     53     72


Skreech
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Skreech is like Luke, but far worse.  He comes promoted, always a downfall.
His damage is nothing great, nor are his HP or defense.  He moves well, and
flies, with good agility.  These assets, however, should not earn him a place
in anyone's party.

Skreech   52     0      34     37     38

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
12        2      0      1      2      2      1
13        2      0      1      2      2      1
14        2      0      1      2      1      1
15        2      0      1      2      1      1
16        2      0      1      2      1      1
17        2      0      1      2      1      1
18        2      0      1      1      1      1
19        2      0      0      1      2      1
20        2      0      1      1      1      1
21        2      0      1      2      2      1
22        2      0      1      2      2      1
23        2      0      1      2      1      1
24        2      0      1      2      1      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      1      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      1      2      1
28        2      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      1      2      2      1
30        2      0      2      1      2      1
Avg       2.00   0.00   1.00   1.74   1.42
LvP       90     0      53     70     65


Frayja
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Frayja can be the best or worst character. He starts out quite poorly, with
just limited spells and poor stats.  His movement is not that great either.
Does he ever get good?  Yes.  Hands down.  He'll get Aura pretty quick.  He
learns Aura4, a spell which heals everyone for full HP, faster than Karna will.
He is also the only character who can learn the attack spell, which has an
effect identical to using a power ring as an item.

Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Starts with
Heal 3: Level 36
Heal 4: Level 40
Detox: Starts with
Detox 2: Starts with
Detox 3: Level 17
Detox 4: Level 23
Aura: Level 14
Aura 2: Level 20
Aura 3: Level 26
Aura 4: Level 32
Attack: Level 29

Frayja    54     51     29     33     37

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
14        2      2      1      1      1      1
15        2      2      1      1      2      1
16        2      2      1      2      1      1
17        2      2      1      2      1      1
18        2      1      1      1      1      1
19        1      1      1      1      1      1
20        2      1      1      2      1      1
21        2      2      1      2      2      1
22        1      1      1      2      1      1
23        2      1      1      1      2      1
24        2      1      1      2      1      1
25        1      1      1      1      1      1
26        2      1      1      2      1      1
27        2      1      1      1      1      1
28        2      1      1      2      1      1
29        2      2      1      2      2      1
30        2      1      1      2      1      1
Avg       1.82   1.35   1.00   1.59   1.24
LvP       85     74     46     60     58


Jaro
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Another knight, except this one flies. Other than that, he is awful.  In fact,
I think Jaro has the worst stats of any knight at any level.  Ouch...

Jaro      59     0      35     44     43

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
13        2      0      1      1      2      1
14        2      0      1      2      2      1
15        2      0      1      2      2      1
16        2      0      1      1      2      1
17        2      0      1      2      2      1
18        2      0      1      2      2      1
19        2      0      1      2      1      1
20        2      0      1      1      2      1
21        2      0      1      1      2      1
22        2      0      1      1      1      1
23        2      0      1      2      2      1
24        2      0      0      1      2      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      1      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      1      1      1
28        2      0      0      1      2      1
29        2      0      1      1      1      1
30        2      0      1      1      1      1
Avg       2.00   0.00   0.89   1.44   1.61
LvP       95     0      51     70     72


Zynk
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I'm sure this will anger some people, but I feel it true. Zynk does have a good
attack stat with decent defense, not to mention two forms of critical attacks.
The real problem here is movement range. One running pimento makes it increase
to the range of Bowie, fliers and your snipers, but they have ranged attacks,
no land effect or spells to compensate. Zynk still doesn't. If you give Zynk
two pimentos, or a ring + pimento, his range is now 8, or an essential flier 6.
He might now be a real threat in battle, but you've wasted two very good items
on him.

All that having been said, he does have GREAT stats, it's just the problem of
getting him in range of anything.

Zynk      58     0      79     62     42

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
17        2      0      2      1      1      1
18        2      0      3      2      2      1
19        2      0      2      2      1      1
20        2      0      2      2      1      1
21        2      0      2      2      1      1
22        2      0      2      2      2      1
23        2      0      2      2      1      1
24        2      0      2      2      2      1
25        2      0      2      2      1      1
26        2      0      2      2      2      1
27        2      0      2      2      1      1
28        2      0      2      2      1      1
29        2      0      2      2      2      1
30        2      0      2      2      2      1
Avg       2.00   0.00   2.07   1.93   1.43
LvP       86     0      108    89     62


Gyan
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gyan, like Zynk, has poor movement range. He does have great defense though.
If you promoted the bulk of your party at level 20, Gyan should be a shoe-in
with great defense and a good attack.  If you promoted at 40, Gyan will be a
weaker member of your party, but might make a good final member.

Gyan      60     0      44     62     37

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
15        2      0      1      3      1      1
16        2      0      1      3      1      1
17        2      0      1      3      1      1
18        2      0      1      3      1      1
19        2      0      1      3      1      1
20        2      0      0      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      3      1      1
22        2      0      0      2      1      1
23        2      0      1      3      1      1
24        2      0      1      2      1      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      1      2      1      1
27        2      0      1      2      1      1
28        2      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      1      2      1      1
30        2      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       2.00   0.00   0.88   2.44   1.00
LvP       92     0      58     101    53


Sheela
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sheela is a Master Monk.  Sheela is one of the few characters who does not
suffer from being pre-promoted.  This is entirely because of the boost spell.
Like Karna, she can use it to explode into extra levels.  This allows her to
get good stats even if she starts a bit behind Sarah and Karna.  Take note, she
starts with only Brass Knuckles, you may wish to buy some Iron ones from Moun
before crossing the sea.

Sheela is the weakest of the master monks though, but, hey, they're master
monks, which makes them better than most classes already.  IF you're using the
other two, I wouldn't bother with her, though.

Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Starts with
Heal 3: Starts with
Heal 4: Level 31
Blast: Starts with
Blast 2: Starts with
Blast 3: Level 18
Blast 4: Level 27
Muddle: Starts with
Muddle 2: Level 16
Boost: Starts with
Boost 2: Level 24

Sheela    56     47     30     39     41

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
16        2      2      1      1      2      1
17        2      1      1      2      2      1
18        1      1      0      1      1      1
19        1      1      0      1      1      1
20        2      1      0      1      2      1
21        2      1      1      1      1      1
22        2      2      1      1      2      1
23        2      1      1      1      1      1
24        2      1      0      1      1      1
25        1      1      0      2      1      1
26        2      1      1      2      1      1
27        2      2      1      2      2      1
28        2      1      0      2      1      1
29        2      1      1      2      2      1
30        1      1      1      2      2      1
Avg       1.73   1.20   0.60   1.47   1.47
LvP       82     65     39     61     63


Claude
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Poor Claude has somewhat low HP and very low movement range. He's got very
good defense and a strong punch to back it. Due to his poor movement range and
my apathy towards improving it, I tend to leave him out of my party, or just
not get him.  I think he has some spell resistance as well, but I have not
bothered to test it.

If you promoted everyone at level 20, by all means use Claude, he will be one
of THE best characters in your party.  If you promoted later, however, he
stinks.

Claude    45     0      76     70     36

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
15        1      0      2      3      1      1
16        2      0      2      2      1      1
17        1      0      3      2      1      1
18        2      0      2      3      1      1
19        2      0      2      3      1      1
20        2      0      2      2      1      1
21        2      0      2      3      1      1
22        2      0      2      3      1      1
23        2      0      2      2      1      1
24        2      0      2      3      1      1
25        2      0      2      2      1      1
26        2      0      2      3      1      1
27        2      0      2      3      1      1
28        1      0      2      3      1      1
29        2      0      2      2      1      1
30        1      0      3      3      0      1
Avg       1.75   0.00   2.13   2.63   0.94
LvP       73     0      110    112    51


Chaz
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chaz is the final magic user you will get.  He is often deemed awful because he
starts with some lame spells.  Do not get me wrong, Chaz is by no means in the
top ten choices for my party, but he can fill an 11 or 12 spot. Chaz starts out
with blaze 12 and freeze 123. This isn't great, no damage dealer. He quickly
learns bolt 1, dispel and bolt2. Granted, it's a long two levels until he gets
freeze4, and another 3 until he gets Bolt3, [4 more levels for bolt4] At which
point, probably the Galam or Zeon battle, Chaz is a legitimate threat in a
multitude of ways. Bolt2/3 has huge area, and can finish off multiple wounded
enemies. Freeze4 is probably the best single target spell in the game. Chaz
gets both threats and gets bolt spells before Tyrin. He also starts with a
respectable amount of MP. Because of this, I feel he can at least be a threat
in a way which say, Taya, never can be, and shouldn't be considered an awful
character just because he's gotten very late with limited spells.

Blaze: Starts with
Blaze 2: Starts with
Blaze 3: Level 36
Blaze 4: Level 40
Freeze: Starts with
Freeze 2: Starts with
Freeze 3: Starts with
Freeze 4: Level 26
Bolt: Level 20
Bolt 2: Level 24
Bolt 3: Level 29
Bolt 4: Level 33
Dispel: Level 21

Chaz      63     71     24     47     46

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
20        2      2      0      2      1      1
21        2      1      1      2      1      1
22        2      2      0      2      1      1
23        2      2      1      2      1      1
24        2      2      0      2      2      1
25        2      2      1      1      1      1
26        2      1      1      1      1      1
27        2      2      0      1      1      1
28        2      2      1      1      1      1
29        2      1      1      1      1      1
30        2      2      1      1      1      1
Avg       2.00   1.73   0.64   1.45   1.09
LvP       85     90     31     63     58

Lemon
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The red baron. His stats are pretty good, though not nearly as good as they
were when he was a boss. His sword won't be equipped when you get him and if
you go ahead and equip it, you'll curse him!  He's still a good final member to
the party. Although, in recent play throughs, I have neglected using him and
found my party is actually better without him.  Odd.  More on this soon, I
hope.

Lemon     74     0      48     69     52

Level     HP     MP     ATT    DEF    AGI    Samples
----------------------------------------------------
20        2      0      1      2      1      1
21        2      0      1      2      1      1
22        2      0      1      2      2      1
23        2      0      1      2      2      1
24        2      0      1      2      1      1
25        2      0      1      2      1      1
26        2      0      1      2      1      1
27        3      0      1      2      1      1
28        2      0      1      2      1      1
29        2      0      1      2      2      1
30        2      0      1      2      1      1
Avg       2.09   0.00   1.00   2.00   1.27
LvP       97     0      59     91     66

*note: If you play with an emulator, you may suffer from a glitch which allows
you to not equip Lemon with any weapon.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here are all their stats in constant tables.  The header should say it all.

Unpromoted Average Level

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       1.6026      0.6410      1.2179      1.2051      1.1026
Sarah       1.1538      1.2821      1.0256      1.0513      1.0769
Chester     1.7436      0.0000      1.2308      1.2564      1.1795
Jaha        1.2308      0.0000      1.1538      1.4103      1.0256
Kazin       1.1111      1.5556      0.8889      1.1111      1.2778
Slade       1.2000      0.0000      1.5429      1.2000      1.2286
Kiwi        0.7273      0.0000      1.5455      1.3939      1.2121
Peter       1.4194      0.0000      1.9032      1.1613      1.1290
May         1.1667      0.0000      1.2333      1.1333      1.0667
Gerhalt     1.2222      0.0000      1.5185      1.2593      1.2963
Luke        1.3846      0.0000      1.3462      1.2308      1.2308
Rick        1.3810      0.0000      1.3333      1.2857      1.2381
Elric       1.4737      0.0000      1.2105      1.3684      1.3684
Eric        1.4375      0.0000      1.1875      1.3750      1.2500
Karna       1.7500      1.6250      1.2500      1.1875      1.5000
Tyrin       1.3750      1.3125      1.1250      1.3750      1.3125
Randolf     1.3125      0.0000      1.4375      1.5000      1.3750
Janet       1.4375      0.0000      1.2500      1.1875      1.4375

Level 20 Unpromoted Stats

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       45          14          27.5        24.5        25
Sarah       31          33          22          22          23
Chester     44          0           25          25          26
Jaha        32          0           28          32          21
Kazin       28          41          14          22          30
Slade       30          0           29          25          26
Kiwi        11          0           36          41          22
Peter       35          0           49          28          23
May         29          0           28          23          23
Gerhalt     31          0           46          29          29
Luke        35          0           25          24          30
Rick        35          0           25          29          30
Elric       35          0           24          24          25
Eric        53          0           32          28          29
Karna       45          51          27          27          28
Tyrin       30          48          21          26          30
Randolf     38          0           35          39          27
Janet       35          0           26          26          28

Level 40 Unpromoted Stats

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       74.5        33          53.5        51          47
Sarah       56          60          46          46          47
Chester     79          0           53          54          53
Jaha        57          0           54          62          44
Kazin       52          69          37          47          56
Slade       54          0           63          52          53
Kiwi        32          0           67          69          50
Peter       67          0           86          53          47
May         53          0           54          47          46
Gerhalt     57          0           78          55          55
Luke        64          0           53          50          54
Rick        63          0           52          55          55
Elric       63          0           47          50          51
Eric        76          0           51          50          49
Karna       73          77          47          46          52
Tyrin       52          69          39          48          51
Randolf     59          0           58          63          49
Janet       58          0           46          45          51

Level 20 Unpromoted Stats with best unpromoted weapon

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       45          14          46.5        24.5        25
Sarah       31          33          37          22          23
Chester     44          0           45          25          26
Jaha        32          0           49          32          21
Kazin       28          41          29          22          30
Slade       30          0           46          25          26
Kiwi        11          0           36          41          22
Peter       35          0           49          28          23
May         29          0           45          23          23
Gerhalt     31          0           46          29          29
Luke        35          0           41          24          30
Rick        35          0           45          29          30
Elric       35          0           41          24          25
Eric        53          0           52          28          29
Karna       45          51          42          27          28
Tyrin       30          48          36          26          30
Randolf     38          0           56          39          27
Janet       35          0           43          26          28

Level 40 Unpromoted Stats with best unpromoted weapon

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       74.5        33          72.5        51          47
Sarah       56          60          61          46          47
Chester     79          0           73          54          53
Jaha        57          0           75          62          44
Kazin       52          69          52          47          56
Slade       54          0           80          52          53
Kiwi        32          0           67          69          50
Peter       67          0           86          53          47
May         53          0           71          47          46
Gerhalt     57          0           78          55          55
Luke        64          0           69          50          54
Rick        63          0           72          55          55
Elric       63          0           64          50          51
Eric        76          0           71          50          49
Karna       73          77          62          46          52
Tyrin       52          69          54          48          51
Randolf     59          0           79          63          49
Janet       58          0           63          45          51

Promoted Average Level

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       2.0172      0.1552      1.0000      2.2759      1.1379
Sarah       1.9655      1.1724      1.0000      1.7586      1.2414
Chester     2.0000      0.0000      0.9655      1.7241      1.3448
Jaha        1.8966      0.0000      1.0345      2.1724      1.3448
Kazin       1.7931      1.4828      0.4483      1.2414      1.8966
Slade       2.2069      1.8966      0.9310      2.0000      1.5862
Kiwi        1.0000      0.0000      2.0690      2.0000      1.1379
Peter       2.4828      0.0000      2.4483      2.0690      1.1379
May         1.2759      0.0000      0.6552      1.2759      1.3793
Gerhalt     2.0690      0.0000      2.1379      1.9310      1.1724
Luke        1.8966      0.0000      0.8621      1.6897      1.3448
Rohde       1.8462      0.0000      0.6538      1.9615      1.0769
Rick        1.8621      0.0000      0.8966      2.0690      1.4828
Elric       1.8621      0.0000      0.7241      1.4828      1.1379
Eric        1.8966      0.0000      0.9655      2.1034      1.5862
Karna       2.0345      1.1379      0.9310      1.1724      1.3793
Tyrin       1.6897      1.2414      0.4483      1.2069      1.4138
Randolf     1.9655      0.0000      0.9655      1.9655      1.1724
Janet       1.9310      0.0000      0.3793      1.3793      1.1724
Higins      2.0000      0.0000      0.9565      1.8696      1.3478
Taya        1.7368      1.4737      0.3684      1.2105      1.6316
Skreech     2.0000      0.0000      1.0000      1.7368      1.4211
Frayja      1.8235      1.3529      1.0000      1.5882      1.2353
Jaro        2.0000      0.0000      0.8889      1.4444      1.6111
Zynk        2.0000      0.0000      2.0714      1.9286      1.4286
Gyan        2.0000      0.0000      0.8750      2.4375      1.0000
Sheela      1.7333      1.2000      0.6000      1.4667      1.4667
Claude      1.7500      0.0000      2.1250      2.6250      0.9375
Chaz        2.0000      1.7273      0.6364      1.4545      1.0909
Lemon       2.0909      0.0000      1.0000      2.0000      1.2727

Final Stats - If promoted at 20

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       103.5       18.5        56.5        90.5        58
Sarah       88          67          51          73          59
Chester     102         0           53          75          65
Jaha        87          0           58          95          60
Kazin       80          84          27          58          85
Slade       94          55          56          83          72
Kiwi        40          0           96          99          55
Peter       107         0           120         88          56
May         66          0           47          60          63
Gerhalt     91          0           108         85          63
Luke        90          0           50          73          69
Rohde       82          0           47          85          51
Rick        89          0           51          89          73
Elric       89          0           45          67          58
Eric        108         0           60          89          75
Karna       104         84          54          61          68
Tyrin       79          84          34          61          71
Randolf     95          0           63          96          61
Janet       91          0           37          66          62
Higins      97          0           53          75          62
Taya        76          88          26          53          72
Skreech     90          0           53          70          65
Frayja      85          74          46          60          58
Jaro        95          0           51          70          72
Zynk        86          0           108         89          62
Gyan        92          0           58          101         53
Sheela      82          65          39          61          63
Claude      73          0           110         112         51
Chaz        85          90          31          63          58
Lemon       97          0           59          91          66

Final Stats - If promoted at 40

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       133         37.5        82.5        117         80
Sarah       113         94          75          97          83
Chester     137         0           81          104         92
Jaha        112         0           84          125         83
Kazin       104         112         50          83          111
Slade       118         55          90          110         99
Kiwi        61          0           127         127         83
Peter       139         0           157         113         80
May         90          0           73          84          86
Gerhalt     117         0           140         111         89
Luke        119         0           78          99          93
Rohde       82          0           47          85          51
Rick        117         0           78          115         98
Elric       117         0           68          93          84
Eric        131         0           79          111         95
Karna       132         110         74          80          92
Tyrin       101         105         52          83          92
Randolf     116         0           86          120         83
Janet       114         0           57          85          85
Higins      97          0           53          75          62
Taya        76          88          26          53          72
Skreech     90          0           53          70          65
Frayja      85          74          46          60          58
Jaro        95          0           51          70          72
Zynk        86          0           108         89          62
Gyan        92          0           58          101         53
Sheela      82          65          39          61          63
Claude      73          0           110         112         51
Chaz        85          90          31          63          58
Lemon       97          0           59          91          66

Final Stats - If promoted at 20 with best weapon for character

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       103.5       18.5        102.5       90.5        58
Sarah       88          67          106         73          59
Chester     102         0           0           75          65
Jaha        87          0           100         95          60
Kazin       80          84          66          58          85
Slade       94          55          98          83          72
Kiwi        40          0           96          99          55
Peter       107         0           120         88          56
May         66          0           90          60          63
Gerhalt     91          0           108         85          63
Luke        90          0           89          73          69
Rohde       82          0           90          85          51
Rick        89          0           94          89          73
Elric       89          0           88          67          58
Eric        108         0           103         89          75
Karna       104         84          109         61          68
Tyrin       79          84          73          61          71
Randolf     95          0           105         96          61
Janet       91          0           80          66          62
Higins      97          0           96          75          62
Taya        76          88          65          53          72
Skreech     90          0           92          70          65
Frayja      85          74          85          60          58
Jaro        95          0           94          70          72
Zynk        86          0           108         89          62
Gyan        92          0           100         101         53
Sheela      82          65          94          61          63
Claude      73          0           110         112         51
Chaz        85          90          70          63          58
Lemon       97          0           101         91          66

Final Stats - If promoted at 40 with best weapon for character

            HP          MP          ATT         DEF         AGI
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bowie       133         37.5        128.5       117         80
Sarah       113         94          130         97          83
Chester     137         0           124         104         92
Jaha        112         0           126         125         83
Kazin       104         112         89          83          111
Slade       118         55          132         110         99
Kiwi        61          0           127         127         83
Peter       139         0           157         113         80
May         90          0           116         84          86
Gerhalt     117         0           140         111         89
Luke        119         0           117         99          93
Rohde       82          0           90          85          51
Rick        117         0           121         115         98
Elric       117         0           111         93          84
Eric        131         0           122         111         95
Karna       132         110         129         80          92
Tyrin       101         105         91          83          92
Randolf     116         0           128         120         83
Janet       114         0           100         85          85
Higins      97          0           96          75          62
Taya        76          88          65          53          72
Skreech     90          0           92          70          65
Frayja      85          74          89          60          58
Jaro        95          0           94          70          72
Zynk        86          0           108         89          62
Gyan        92          0           100         101         53
Sheela      82          65          94          61          63
Claude      73          0           110         112         51
Chaz        85          90          70          63          58
Lemon       97          0           101         91          66

Some quick references.  The top five of every category if promoted at level
20 [21-24 in Elric, Creed Character and Janet's cases] and using best possible
weapons.

HP:
Eric    108
Peter   107
Karna   104
Bowie   103.5
Chester 102

MP:
Chaz    90
Taya    88
Karna   84
Kazin   84
Tyrin   84

ATT:
Peter   120
Claude  110
Karna   109
Gerhalt 108
Zynk    108

DEF:
Claude  112
Gyan    101
Kiwi     99
Randolf  96
Jaha     95

AGI:
Kazin   85
Eric    75
Rick    73
Slade   72
Jaro    72


The top five of every category if promoted at level 40 using their best
possible weapons.  This table is very unfair to characters who join the Shining
Force already promoted.

HP:
Peter   139
Chester 137
Bowie   133
Karna   132
Eric    131

MP:
Kazin   112
Karna   110
Tyrin   105
Sarah    94
Chaz     90

ATT:
Peter   157
Gerhalt 140
Slade   132
Sarah   130
Karna   129

DEF:
Kiwi    127
Jaha    125
Randolf 120
Bowie   117
Rick    115

AGI:
Kazin   111
Slade    99
Rick     98
Eric     95
Luke     93

Anything beyond this just find for yourself in the above charts <_<!

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4. Character starting stats.
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These are the characters starting stats as they come, otherwise known as,
equipped.  Hence they look different from above.

Character | LVL | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI |MOV | SPELLS
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Bowie     |  1  | 12 |  8 |  9  |  4  |  4  | 6  |Egress
Sarah     |  1  | 11 | 10 |  9  |  5  |  5  | 5  |Heal
Chester   |  1  | 11 |  0 |  8  |  5  |  7  | 7  |
Jaha      |  1  |  9 |  0 | 14  |  7  |  4  | 5  |
Kazin     |  4  | 13 | 13 |  9  |  7  | 10  | 5  |Blaze
Slade     |  5  | 12 |  0 | 14  | 10  | 10  | 7  |
Kiwi      |  7  |  7 |  0 | 18  | 24  |  9  | 5  |
Peter     |  9  | 22 |  0 | 26  | 16  | 12  | 6  |
May       | 10  | 18 |  0 | 24  | 13  | 14  | 6  |
Gerhalt   | 13  | 24 |  0 | 37  | 21  | 20  | 5  |
Luke      | 14  | 28 |  0 | 26  | 19  | 22  | 6  |
Rohde     | 4p  | 34 |  0 | 55  | 34  | 23  | 5  |
Rick      | 19  | 36 |  0 | 39  | 28  | 29  | 7  |
Elric     | 21  | 36 |  0 | 42  | 24  | 25  | 5  |
Eric      | 24  | 52 |  0 | 48  | 29  | 30  | 7  |
Karna     | 24  | 40 | 48 | 40  | 24  | 25  | 5  |Heal1,2,3 Blast1,2 Boost
Tyrin     | 24  | 26 | 48 | 38  | 26  | 30  | 5  |Blaze1,2 Freeze1,2
Randolf   | 24  | 37 |  0 | 52  | 38  | 26  | 5  |
Janet     | 24  | 36 |  0 | 45  | 27  | 30  | 5  |
Higins    | 7p  | 51 |  0 | 57  | 33  | 31  | 7  |
Taya      | 11p | 42 | 59 | 43  | 29  | 41  | 5  |Dao1
Skreech   | 11p | 52 |  0 | 62  | 38  | 39  | 6  |
Frayja    | 13p | 54 | 50 | 55  | 32  | 37  | 5  |Heal1,2 Detox1,2
Jaro      | 12p | 60 |  0 | 66  | 45  | 43  | 7  |
Gyan      | 14p | 61 |  0 | 72  | 62  | 42  | 5  |
Zynk      | 16p | 59 |  0 | 79  | 62  | 42  | 4  |
Sheela    | 15p | 56 | 49 | 69  | 39  | 42  | 5  |Heal1,2,3Blast1,2MuddleBoost
Claude    | 14p | 46 |  0 | 76  | 73  | 36  | 4  |
Chaz      | 19p | 64 | 72 | 54  | 48  | 47  | 5  |Blaze1,2 Freeze1,2,3
Lemon     | 19p | 74 |  0 | 48  | 69  | 52  | 6  |comes unequipped

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5. Non-Playable Characters
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This section will detail the characters who are part of the storyline but may
not be used. It will also include some greater devils. This section contains
   SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS
so do not read if you don't want some aspects of the plot ruined.

King Granseal
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King Granseal is of course the king of Granseal. He might be best represented
as the good king. He gets controlled by an evil Gizmo at the start of the
game. Afterwards, he becomes a rather cowardly and inept ruler, able only to
think of his daughter, held by the evil Zeon.


Minister
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The minister of Granseal. He acts as an aide to the King. Once the king
becomes ineffective at ruling, along with Sir Astral the Minister carries out
many of the governing duties.


Sir Astral
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Sir Astral is an advisor to the King. He has some powerful abilities as a
mage. He along with the Minister helps keep Granseal a nation when the king
goes into depression. Eventually Sir Astral becomes a consultant to the force
and a big talker throughout the game.


Sir Hawel
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Hawel is a historian, perhaps the most notable on Grans Island. Hawel is slain
by Galam troops before he is able to reveal too much information about the
ground seal of Granseal.


King Galam
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King Galam rules over the powerful state of Galam on Grans Island. Upon being
controlled by a Gizmo, Galam declares war on Granseal in an attempt to open Arc
Valley and free the King of the Devils, Zeon. In his failed attempt he, along
with Princess Elis are thrown through a gateway to evil.


Princess Elis
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Daughter of King Granseal, Elis is a beautiful Princess whom is taken captive
by King Galam to be a sacrifice for Zeon. She becomes a bargaining chip in an
attempt by the devils to secure the Jewels of Light and Evil.


Ship Captain/Vendor
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They share the same portrait, the captain pilots the ship used to leave Grans
Island after it is partially destroyed by an earthquake. As a vendor he
appears in almost every town selling items or weapons.


King Bedoe
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Ruler of the bird kingdom, King Bedoe controls the powerful armies of the
Birdmen. Above his city is the temple of Volcanon, the God of the Earth.


Volcanon
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The God of the Earth. Volcanon tells Bowie and Peter he will not directly aide
them in their fight against Zeon, as doing so would make it an easy game. He
is seen as very powerful and equally as cruel hearted towards the people of the
ground.


Oddler/Odd-Eye
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Oddler is met in Roft. He is blind for some mysterious reason and has many
gaps in his memory. As he journeys with Bowie he proves to be invaluable for
information, but the truth of his past is found later, in the field of battle.


Petro's Grandfather
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This man shows ancient tunnels to Bowie, unfortunately none of them are of any
use as Petro locked them. He also babbles a lot of an ancient ship.


Taros
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Taros is the guardian of a shrine which maintains the caravan. He is made of
solid metal and may only be damaged by the Achilles Sword.


Goliath
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Servant to Creed, Goliath is protected by his magic. He mistakes Bowie and the
party for mere kids and adds them to a chessboard collection. He knows much
more about Zeon than he leads on.


Creed
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Creed is a former Greater Devil. He is still quite powerful. He helps Bowie
get some information about Zeon. Creed also takes care of Oddler, for reasons
which would not be discovered until later. He can also do many things a priest
can.


Fairy
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A little flying sprite with a lot of power and a big heart. Fairy wishes the
best to Bowie and heals a wounded dwarf.


Evil Spirit
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A spirit owned by Creed which has the ability to find various forms of evil.
While its powers are unknown for the most part, it does seem to be able to gain
telepathic contact with its target. Evil Spirit was destroyed by Zeon as it
attempted to gain information about him.


Geshp
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A greater devil and advisor to Zeon, Geshp seems to know everything. Geshp is
not one to stick around and fight, but is quite good at setting up many of
traps for the force to work its way through. Do not underestimate him, he will
have to stand up eventually.


Cameela
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Another greater devil. Cameela doesn't follow orders nearly as well as Geshp
does, giving the sign Zeon has little control over the devils. She holds the
sky orb and has a solid army which Geshp uses from time to time.


Zalbard
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A greater devil. He holds the ground orb and more or less imprisons the
Goddess Mitula. He mentions another devil army leader named Odd-Eye and talks
about him a lot.


Mitula
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The Goddess of the Earth. She resides in Tristan, which is in North Parmecia.
Her powers are strong, but substantially weaker than Volcanon's, though she
does have a lot more interest in how the ground people will fulfill their
destiny.


Petro
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A somewhat famous historian who had found the Nazca ship at one point, he also
locked the ancient tunnels for an unknown reason. It is suspected he was
killed by devils, which had a shocking effect on Zynk.


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                               v) Items
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1. Weapons
2. Secondary Equipment
3. Stat Increasing Items
4. Healing Items
5. Promoting Items
6. Other Items
7. Key Items

Weapon and items ranges.
O = character              x = squares which
can be targeted
                                          X
                        X                XXX
       X               XXX              XXXXX
R1 -  XOX     R2      XXOXX            XXXOXXX
       X               XXX              XXXXX
                        X                XXX
                                          X

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1. Weapons
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>>>Swords
----------

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wooden Sword    |All sword classes        |  3  |  N/A  |
Short Sword     |All sword classes        |  5  |  120  |
Middle Sword    |All sword classes        |  8  |  340  |
Long Sword      |All sword classes        | 12  |  620  |
Steel Sword     |All sword classes        | 16  | 1120  |
Achilles Sword  |SDMN, HERO               | 19  | 1250  |Damages Taros
Broad Sword     |All promoted sword users | 22  | 1600  |
Buster Sword    |All promoted sword users | 26  | 2600  |
Great Sword     |All promoted sword users | 29  | 5100  |
Critical Sword  |All promoted sword users | 32  | 7200  |Mithril, Critical %+
Battle Sword    |HERO, BRN, RDBN, BDBT    | 35  | 9200  |Mithril
Counter Sword   |HERO, BRN, RDBN, BDBT    | 39  |13000  |Mithril, Counter %+
Katana          |NINJ                     | 34  | 9600  |Special Mithril
Ninja Katana    |NINJ                     | 39  |11500  |Special Mithril
Gisarme         |NINJ                     | 42  |15000  |Special Mithril, KO%+
Levanter        |HERO                     | 42  |14000  |Special Mithril,Blaze3
Force Sword     |HERO                     | 46  |10000  |Holy Weapon
Dark Sword      |All promoted sword users | 50  |17000  |Cursed, Def-5, Desoul


>>>Rods
-------

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
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Wooden Rod      |Mage classes, PRST, VICR |  3  |  N/A  |
Short Rod       |Mage classes, PRST, VICR |  5  |  130  |
Bronze Rod      |Mage classes, PRST, VICR |  8  |  360  |
Iron Rod        |Mage classes, PRST, VICR | 12  |  560  |
Power Stick     |Mage classes, PRST, VICR | 15  | 1050  |
Flail           |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 19  | 1490  |
Guardian        |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 22  | 2380  |Def+5
Indra Staff     |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 25  | 3200  |Drain MP [use]
Wish Staff      |VICR                     | 26  | 6100  |Mithril, Boost
Mage Staff      |WIZ, SORC                | 27  | 6300  |Mithril, Blaze2
Great Rod       |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 28  | 7900  |Mithril
Holy Staff      |VICR                     | 29  | 9000  |Mithril, Hp+2 per Turn
Goddess Staff   |VICR                     | 31  | 9700  |Mithril, Aura2
Supply Staff    |WIZ, SORC                | 32  | 8500  |Special Mithril, MPdrn
Freeze Staff    |WIZ, SORC                | 37  | 9500  |Special Mithril,
                                                        |Freeze3
Mystery Staff   |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 39  |10000  |Mithril, MP+2
Demon Rod       |WIZ, SORC, VICR          | 50  |12500  |Cursed, Def -10


>>>Spears/Lances
----------------

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wooden Stick    |KNTE, PLDN, PGNT         |  3  |  N/A  |
Short Spear     |KNTE, PLDN, PGNT         |  5  |  120  |R2 weapon
Bronze Lance    |KNTE, PLDN, PGNT         |  8  |  260  |
Spear           |KNTE, PLDN, PGNT         | 12  |  460  |R2 weapon
Steel Lance     |KNTE, PLDN, PGNT         | 16  |  810  |
Power Spear     |KNTE, PLDN, PGNT         | 20  | 1270  |R2 weapon
Heavy Lance     |PLDN, PGNT               | 23  | 1600  |
Javelin         |PLDN, PGNT               | 26  | 3400  |R2 weapon
Chrome Lance    |PLDN, PGNT               | 31  | 6900  |
Valkyrie        |PLDN, PGNT               | 33  | 7700  |R2 weapon, Special
                                                         Mithril
Halberd         |PLDN, PGNT               | 37  | 7300  |Special Mithril, Bolt
Holy Lance      |PLDN, PGNT               | 39  | 9300  |Special Mithril, Def+5
                                                         10hp when used as item
Mist Javelin    |PLDN, PGNT               | 43  | 9900  |Special Mithril
Evil Lance      |PLDN, PGNT               | 48  |11000  |Cursed, Mov -2


>>>Axes
-------

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Short Axe       |WARR, GLDT, BRN, RDBN    |  5  |  120  |
Hand Axe        |WARR, GLDT, BRN, RDBN    |  9  |  340  |
Middle Axe      |WARR, GLDT, BRN, RDBN    | 13  |  610  |
Power Axe       |WARR, GLDT, BRN, RDBN    | 17  | 1100  |
Battle Axe      |WARR, GLDT, BRN, RDBN    | 21  | 1370  |
Large Axe       |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 25  | 2250  |
Great Axe       |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 28  | 4600  |
Heat Axe        |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 32  | 7200  |Mithril, Blaze2
Atlas Axe       |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 35  | 9600  |Mithril, Blaze3
Ground Axe      |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 39  |10000  |Special Mithril, Mov+1
Rune Axe        |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 42  |10000  |Special Mythril, Detox
Evil Axe        |GLDT, BRN, RDBN          | 50  |15000  |Cursed, Def -5


>>>Daggers
----------

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Short Knife     |THIF                     |  5  |   70  |
Dagger          |THIF                     |  8  |  320  |
Knife           |THIF                     | 12  |  500  |
Thieve's Dagger |THIF                     | 17  |  940  |


>>>Bows/Arrows
--------------

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wooden Arrow    |All ranged attackers     |  7  |  250  |
Iron Arrow      |All ranged attackers     | 12  |  600  |
Steel Arrow     |All ranged attackers     | 17  | 1270  |
Robin Arrow     |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 21  | 1480  |
Assault Shell   |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 25  | 2500  |
Great Shot      |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 29  | 5000  |
Nazca Cannon    |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 33  | 3000  |
Buster Shot     |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 37  | 6800  |Mithril
Hyper Cannon    |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 40  | 8700  |Mithril
Grand Cannon    |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 43  | 9800  |Special Mithril Muddle
Evil Shot       |BWNT, SNIP, BRGN         | 51  |13000  |Cursed, Def -5


>>>Gloves/Knuckles
------------------

Name            |  What class may wear?   | ATT | Cost  | Other effects
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Leather Glove   |MMNK                     | 26  | 1300  |
Power Glove     |MMNK                     | 33  | 1800  |
Brass Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 39  | 2900  |
Iron Knuckles   |MMNK                     | 43  | 4800  |
Misty Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 48  | 5500  |Special Mithril,MPdrn
Giant Knuckles  |MMNK                     | 55  | 7500  |Special Mithril,Muddle
Evil Knuckles   |MMNK                     | 63! | 9500  |Cursed


Special Mithril Weapons may only be created by the Dwarven Blacksmith. The
other Mithril weapons can be found in the following places:

Critical Sword - Mitula Shrine
Battle Sword - Dropped by Reaper in the Prism Flower fight
Counter Sword - Sometimes dropped by Odd Eye
Wish Staff - Sometimes dropped by Shaman
Mage Staff - Dropped by Necromancer in the Moun Battle
Great Rod - Evil Bishops hold these, they don't normally drop but if you
control them they can
Holy Staff - Blue Shamans hold these, they don't normally drop but if you
control them they can
Goddess Staff - Sometimes appears in the deals section for no apparent reason
Mystery Staff - Demon Masters hold these, they don't normally drop but if you
control them they can
Heat Axe - Dropped by Dragon Newts
Atlas Axe - Minotaurs hold these, they don't normally drop but if you control
them they can
Buster Shot - Dropped by Dark Gunner in the Geshp battle.
Hyper Cannon - Dark Snipers hold these, they don't normally drop but if you
control them they can


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2. Secondary Equipment
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Some characters do not use weapons. These characters can however be equipped
with secondary items to help boost their stats. Characters who do use items
may also use these items, but their weapons + secondary will occupy half of
their inventory.

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Name: Chirrup Sandals
Effect: They make you happy by squeaking!  Some people claim they make you a
more active target, I don't agree.
Cost: 5 [deals]
From: Table next to the stool Slade reveals to be a secret passage in the Galam
Castle Prison.

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Name: Power Ring
Effect: +5 attack when equipped, may also cast 'Attack' on a target.
Range: R3 on casting attack, one target.
Cost: 3000 [deals], 750 repair
From: Dropped by the Witch leader in the first fight beyond Ribble. If you
want to be mean, just control the computer drop this, egress, drop, egress and
repeat until you have plenty [Buy them via Deals]

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Name: Quick Ring
Effect: +5 Agility. This is the most useless ring you can get, decent for
someone with already high agility such as a mage.
Cost: 3000 [deals]
From: On the second floor of Bedoe it is in a vase.

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Name: Protect Ring
Effect: +5 defense when equipped. Also casts boost level 1 with 'use'.
Range: R2 on boost, 5 targets [R1 shape]
Cost: 3000 [deals], 750 repair
From: Dropped by Dark Madam in the battle before Creeds Mansion. Much like
the power ring, you can cause this one to be dropped many times as well.

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Name: Running Ring
Effect: Movement Range increased by 2 while equipped.
Cost: 3000 [deals]
From: Creeds Mansion in the Chessboard room.
In the U.S. Version if you don't watch the one man attempt to lift the ring
while small, you will not be able to get this when you 'grow up' again!

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Name: Black Ring
Effect: +10 attack -5 defense. Casts blaze2 when used as an item. Cursed.
Sell this thing, if you're going to get cursed, make sure you get the extra
attack from the evil ring.
Range: R2 for Blaze2 [R1 hit radius]
Cost: 5000 [deals], 1250 repair, 1250 uncurse
From: Dropped in the battle between Ketto and Pacalon. You can cause this one
to drop multiple times as well. It is dropped by a Dark Bishop.

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Name: Evil Ring
Effect: +15 attack -5 defense. Casts bolt2 when used as an item. Cursed.
Great Item to boost the hell out of your casters attack, for what good that
will do you.
Range: R3 Bolt2 [R2 radius]
Cost: 5000 [deals], 1250 repair, 1250 uncurse
From: Dropped by an Evil Bishop during the Battle between Geshp and the Holy
Sword cave.

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Name: White Ring
Effect: +15 Defense. Casts Aura 2 when used as an item.
Range: R2 [R3 radius]
Cost: Not sure
From: Dwarven Village, in a chest.
Can only be worn by Hero and Vicar.

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3. Stat Increasing Items
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There are stat increasing items for all stats a character can have, including
movement. Most stat increases are permanent. The main one which is not, is
movement range. Movement range is reset to the class default when you promote.

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Name: Quick Chicken
Effect: Increases agility by 2-4 points on one character.
Range: R1 - Menu
Cost: N/A
From: Ship in Granseal Docks, Underground Yeel

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Name: Power Water
Effect: Increases attack by 2-4 points on one character.
Range: R1 - Menu
Cost: N/A
From: Cave south of Granseal, Cave south of
Ribble, Mitula's Shrine

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Name: Cheerful Bread
Effect: Increases HP by 2-4 points on one character.
Range: R1 - Menu
Cost: N/A
From: Granseal [south Parmecia], Pacalon

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Name: Bright Honey
Effect: Increases MP by 2-4 points on one character.
Range: R1 - Menu
Cost: N/A
From: Ribble, Ketto

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Name: Protect Milk
Effect: Increases defense by 2-4 points on one character.
Range: R1 - Menu
Cost: N/A
From: Polca Village, Tristan

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Name: Running Pimento
Effect: Increases the movement range of one character by 2. DO NOT USE THIS
ITEM UNTIL YOU HAVE PROMOTED OR ITS EFFECTS WILL BE FOREVER LOST
Range: R1 - Menu
Cost: N/A
From: Hassan, Moun

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Name: Brave Apple
Effect: Character goes up one level. This can not be used to increase a non-
promoted character to a promoted one or to break the level 40 / level 99
maximum.
Range: R1 - Menu
Cost: N/A
From: Hidden chest in the underground passage to Creeds Mansion, Monk Village
where you get Sheela

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4. Healing Items
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In addition to healing spells, various herbs and seeds allow your party to heal
while in battle.

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Name: Medical Herb
Effect: Heals 10hp to a single target. While they are nice to recover some
HP here and there, holding these eliminates way too much inventory room for
the small gain in life.
Range: R1
Cost: 10
From: Almost all item shops, Monster Drops, Chests

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Name: Healing Seed
Effect: Heals 20hp to a single target. Same as with a medical herb, they fill
up your inventory AND they're expensive.
Range: R1
Cost: 200
From: Almost all item shops, Chests

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Name: Healing Drop
Effect: Heals 30hp to a single target. Perhaps keep this on a non-healer
character who doesn't use weapons. It's a good way to gain a large chunk of
life back.
Range: R1
Cost: 300
From: Many item shops, Chests

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Name: Healing Water
Effect: Heals a single target to maximum HP. I tend to sell these, but you can
hold them on melee characters who tend to get in trouble for a quick one stop
heal.
Range: R1
Cost: N/A
From: Taros Shrine, Barrel in Ketto Shop, Galam Castle, Dwarf Village

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Name: Healing Rain
Effect: Heals all characters to maximum HP.  Best item in the U.S. Version of
the game, period.
Range: R0 [only the user, but it effects everyone]
Cost: N/A [10,000 on the deals menu]
From: Creeds Mansion, Dropped by Blue Shaman in Zeon Battle

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Name: Fairy Tear
Effect: Restores 20mp to a single target. Why the hell don't stores sell these
damn things?  They are great, yet there are only two in the entire game.
Range: R1
Cost: N/A
From: Chest in cave to North Parmecia.

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Name: Antidote
Effect: Un-poisons a single target. I'd rather be poisoned than lose 25% of my
inventory on the off chance that I might be and have no healer.
Range: R1
Cost: 20
From: Almost all item shops, Chests

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Name: Fairy Powder
Effect: Cures most ailments to a single target.  I've used one of these once in
my entire life. Don't even bother taking up space to hold it.
Range: R1
Cost: 100
From: Some item shops, Chests

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Name: Angel Wing
Effect: Same as Egress, returns you to the last town you saved in.
Range: R0 [user]
Cost: 40
From: Most item shops, chests.


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5. Promoting Items
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At level twenty, characters are able to promote to another class. Most
characters can only promote into one new class. Some, with the aid of an item
can promote into a different, often more powerful class.

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Name: Warrior Pride
Effect: Allows a Warrior to be promoted into a Baron.
Cost: 3000 [deals]
From: The emblem at the back of the 'Tactical Base' in the new Granseal.

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Name: Silver Tank
Effect: Allows an archer to be promoted into a Brass Gunner.
Cost: 3000 [deals]
From: Hobgoblins cave, between Ribble and Polca.

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Name: Secret Book
Effect: Allows a mage to be promoted into a Sorcerer.
Cost: 3000 [deals]
From: Bookshelf in the largest building in the Elven Village.

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Name: Vigor Ball
Effect: Allows a priest to become a Master Monk. This is by FAR the best
promotion item AND there are two of them!
Cost: 3000 [deals]
From: Elven Village - it is hidden in the NW corner of the screen under some
trees. There is an additional one hidden in the trees by Sheela's Pool.

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Name: Pegasus Wing
Effect: Allows a Knight to become a Pegasus Knight.
Cost: 3000 [deals]
From: In Pacalon Castle, it is against the south wall just beneath the throne
room. Going from the throne room, line up on the right hand side of the carpet
making sure you're in fact on the carpet. Go straight down and search the wall
there.

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6. Other Items
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Other items are the most useless things in the world. Perhaps if they could be
bought in some menu other than deals, did more damage, or something. All of
these things are just horrible, sell them.

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Name: Shining Ball
Effect: 20-25 damage to one target.
Range: R1
Cost: 1000 [deals]
From: Dropped on the battle between the Elven Village and the pool where Elric
is struck. The southern most High Priest holds it.  There is another outside of
Mitula Shrine, but you can not get it in the US version.

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Name: Blizzard
Effect: 30-35 damage to one target.
Range: R1
Cost: 1200 [deals]
From: Dropped by a Dark Bishop in the battle before blowing open the Cave to
North Parmecia. Also one in a chest in Roft.

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Name: Holy Thunder
Effect: 45-55 damage to one target.
Range: R1
Cost: 1500 [deals]
From: Dropped by a Minotaur in the battle between Geshp and the cave to the
Holy Sword.


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7. Key Items
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These are items which are required at some point in the game to advance onward.
Some of these items may be sold, some may just disappear, but most you're
stuck to carry around for the rest of the game!

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Name: Wooden Panel
Effect: Opens up the Tree in Ribble to expose the Achilles Sword,
From: Cave south of Ribble in a chest. Funny how close it was and these
people have been searching their entire lives to find it.

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Name: Achilles Sword
Effect: Only way to damage Taros, may only be equipped by Bowie.
From: The ruins exposed by opening the tree in Ribble [see wooden panel.

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Name: Dry Stone
Effect: Creates a land bridge so you may enter the Dwarf Village from north of
Galam.
From: The Cave the Dwarfs are trying to dig through, located near the Elven
Village. It is in the remains of a campfire.

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Name: Cotton Balloon
Effect: Allows you to fall from Desktop Kingdom into Floor Kingdom safely.
From: Winning the Chessboard battle.

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Name: Canon
Effect: 1/2 of the steps to clear the rocks blocking the cave to North Parmecia
From: Given to you after fairy heals the sick dwarf!

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Name: Dynamite
Effect: 1/2 of the steps to clear the rocks blocking the cave to North Parmecia
From: After you have Sir Astral as an Advisor and have the Canon, go to the
weapons shop in the new Granseal and you will be given this.

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Name: Arm of Golem
Effect: It's Claude's arm, give it back to him and he'll join you.
From: Stand near the NW corner of Moun, near the gate against the cliff. The
Arm will pop up from the ground.

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Name: Sky Orb
Effect: You need this to make the Nazca ship lift off.
From: Cameela drops it after your battle with her.

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Name: Force Sword
Effect: Opens the statue of the Devil blocking your entrance into the Tower of
Granseal
From: Cave south of Granseal Castle's original location.


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8. Mithril
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There are fifteen Mithrils in the game. Many have wondered why fifteen, since
you have 30 team members, 25 of whom use weapons and only 12 who can be in your
party. These are not the reasons, the real reason is there are fifteen weapons
which can be created by the Dwarven blacksmith which can not be gotten by any
other known means. The fifteen locations are, in order:

1. Behind the tower of Granseal, face upward between the windows and search.
2. The lowest hanging mountain above the Holy Sword Cave/Shrine, just south of
Granseal.
3. After you escape from the Galam prison cell into the passage below, walk up
one square and examine the wall.
4. After the Earthquake in Granseal, but before leaving, search the hole to
the left side of the school.
5. In the 3x3 square located in Ribble. Search the middle square from just
below it.
6. After the battle which you can get a power ring, head as far right as you
can and follow the river until you see a bridge going farther right. Walk
across it and search the furthest east indentation of the mountains.
7. Hassan, in a chest behind the left most wall.
8. Hassan, in one of the five barrels on the docks.
9. Elven village, to the right side under some trees.
10. In the passage between the Harpy Pond and Creeds mansion.
11. In the highest point of the mountains near Creeds mansion.
12. Pacalon castle. Go into the left room, walk up, through the wall and down
the stairs.
13. Highest mountain on the right side midway between Moun and the Bridge.

Looks like:

|Ż| <----- here
| ŻŻ|
|   |
|   |

14. In a chest inside of Mitula Shrine.
15. To the far right side of the Monk Monastery.


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                              vi) Spells
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There are a few things we need to get straight. Range is how far the spell may
be cast away form the caster and area is the target radius in which it may be
aimed.

Ranges:                         Area to target

R0 - X - caster             A1 -  O - One
target


       X                          X
R1 -  XXX                   A2 - XXX
       X                          X

        X                           X
       XXX                         XXX
R2    XXXXX                 A3 -  XXXXX
       XXX                         XXX
        X                           X

        X
       XXX
      XXXXX
R3   XXXXXXX
      XXXXX
       XXX
        X

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1. Damage
2. Status
3. Curative
4. Who Learns Which Spells When?

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1. Damage Spells
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Spell Name: Apollo 1
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 25-30 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 10mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

Spell Name: Apollo 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 45-55 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 17
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

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Spell Name: Atlas 1
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 35-40 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 14
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

Spell Name: Atlas 2
Range/Area: R3/A2
Effect: 55-75 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 23
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

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Spell Name: Blast 1
Range/Area: R1/A1
Effect: 5-7 damage to target
Cost: 2mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Karna, Sheela

Spell Name: Blast 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 6-10 damage to targets
Cost: 5mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Karna, Sheela

Spell Name: Blast 3
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 9-15 damage to targets
Cost: 8mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Karna, Sheela

Spell Name: Blast 4
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: 24-40 damage to target
Cost: 8mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Karna, Sheela

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Spell Name: Blaze 1
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: 5-7 damage to target
Cost: 2mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Blaze 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 6-11 damage to targets
Cost: 6mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Blaze 3
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 13-20 damage to targets
Cost: 10mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Blaze 4
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: 35-45 damage to target
Cost: 10mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Chaz

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Spell Name: Bolt 1
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 10-15 damage to all targets
Cost: 8mp
Who Can Cast: Bowie, Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Bolt 2
Range/Area: R3/A3
Effect: 12-17 damage to all targets
Cost: 15mp
Who Can Cast: Bowie, Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Bolt 3
Range/Area: R3/A3
Effect: 20-29 damage to all targets
Cost: 20mp
Who Can Cast: Bowie, Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Bolt 4
Range/Area: R3/A1
Effect: 55-65 damage to target
Cost: 20mp
Who Can Cast: Bowie, Tyrin, Chaz

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Spell Name: Dao 1
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 20-25 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 8mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

Spell Name: Dao 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 40-50 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 15
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

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Spell Name: Freeze 1
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: 7-11 damage to target
Cost: 3mp
Who Can Cast: Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Freeze 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 10-18 damage to targets
Cost: 7mp
Who Can Cast: Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Freeze 3
Range/Area: R3/A2
Effect: 17-23 damage to targets
Cost: 12mp
Who Can Cast: Tyrin, Chaz

Spell Name: Freeze 4
Range/Area: R3/A1
Effect: 45-65 damage to target
Cost: 12mp
Who Can Cast: Tyrin, Chaz

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Spell Name: Katon 1
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 11-14 damage to all targets. Ignores Fire reduction.
Cost: 6mp
Who Can Cast: Slade

Spell Name: Katon 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 16-23 damage to all targets. Ignores Fire reduction.
Cost: 10mp
Who Can Cast: Slade

Spell Name: Katon 3
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: 40-50 damage to target. Ignores Fire reduction.
Cost: 10mp
Who Can Cast: Slade

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Spell Name: Neptune 1
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 30-35 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 12
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

Spell Name: Neptune 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 50-60 TOTAL damage to all targets
Cost: 19
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Tyrin, Taya

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Spell Name: Raijin 1
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: 11-17 damage to targets. Ignores Lightning reduction.
Cost: 12mp
Who Can Cast: Slade

Spell Name: Raijin 2
Range/Area: R3/A3
Effect: 15-23 damage to targets. Ignores Lightning reduction.
Cost: 18mp
Who Can Cast: Slade

Spell Name: Raijin 3
Range/Area: R3/A1
Effect: 50-70 damage to target. Ignores Lightning reduction.
Cost: 18mp
Who Can Cast: Slade


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2. Status Changing Spells
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Spell Name: Attack
Range/Area: R3/A1
Effect: Raises targets Attack power by 37.5% of the BASE number. Characters
who use weapons and power rings will notice a lesser increase.
Cost: 7mp
Who Can Cast: Frayja

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Spell Name: Boost 1
Range/Area: R1, A2
Effect: Increases defense and agility for all targets by 37.5%
Cost: 2mp
Who Can Cast: Karna, Sheela

Spell Name: Boost 2
Range/Area: R2, A3
Effect: Increases defense and agility for all targets by 37.5%
Cost: 5mp
Who Can Cast: Karna, Sheela

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Spell Name: Desoul 1
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: Attempts to instantly kill target
Cost: 8mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin

Spell Name: Desoul 2
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: Attempts to instantly kill target
Cost: 13mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin

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Spell Name: Dispel
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: If affected, target may not cast spells
Cost: 5mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Chaz

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Spell Name: Egress
Range/Area: R0/A1
Effect: Escape from battle
Cost: 8mp
Who Can Cast: Bowie

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Spell Name: Muddle 1
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: attempts to reduce the accuracy of
enemies.
Cost: 6mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Sheela

Spell Name: Muddle 2
Range/Area: R3/A2
Effect: attempts to confuse enemy as well as
reduce its accuracy.
Cost: 11mp
Who Can Cast: Kazin, Sheela

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Spell Name: Sleep
Range/Area: R2/A2
Effect: Target can fall asleep for a few turns.
Cost: 4mp
Who Can Cast: Tyrin

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Spell Name: Slow 1
Range/Area: R1/A2
Effect: Lowers enemy defense and agility
Cost: 3mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah

Spell Name: Slow 2
Range/Area: R2/A3
Effect: Lowers enemy defense and agility
Cost: 6mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah


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3. Curative Spells
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Spell Name: Aura 1
Range/Area: R3/A2
Effect: Heals all targets by 15 HP, 18 HP after
promotion.
Cost: 7mp
Who Can Cast: Karna, Frayja

Spell Name: Aura 2
Range/Area: R3/A3
Effect: Heals all targets by 15 HP, 18 HP after
promotion.
Cost: 11
Who Can Cast: Karna, Frayja

Spell Name: Aura 3
Range/Area: R3/A3
Effect: Heals all targets by 30 HP, 37 HP after
promotion.
Cost: 15mp
Who Can Cast: Karna, Frayja

Spell Name: Aura 4
Range/Area: R0/A1
Effect: Fully heals the entire party.
Cost: 20mp
Who Can Cast: Karna, Frayja

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Spell Name: Detox 1
Range/Area: R1/A1
Effect: Cures Poison
Cost: 3mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Frayja

Spell Name: Detox 2
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: Cures Poison/Stun
Cost: 6mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Frayja

Spell Name: Detox 3
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: Cures Poison/Stun/Curse
Cost: 10mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Frayja

Spell Name: Detox 4
Range/Area: R3/A1
Effect: Cures Poison/Stun/Curse
Cost: 16mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Frayja

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Spell Name: Heal 1
Range/Area: R1/A1
Effect: Restores 15 HP to target. 18 HP after promotion.
Cost: 3mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Karna, Frayja, Sheela

Spell Name: Heal 2
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: Restores 15 HP to target. 18 HP after promotion.
Cost: 5mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Karna, Frayja, Sheela

Spell Name: Heal 3
Range/Area: R3/A1
Effect: Restores 30 HP to target. 37 HP after promotion.
Cost: 10mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Karna, Frayja, Sheela

Spell Name: Heal 4
Range/Area: R2/A1
Effect: Fully restores HP to target.
Cost: 20mp
Who Can Cast: Sarah, Frayja, Sheela

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4. Who Learns Which Spells When?
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Since spells can be learn promoted or not promoted for the most part, I will
list then level a bit differently than most. Level 19 means exactly that, 19.
Anything up to 40 can be achieved without a promotion. Anything above 40 can
only be gotten when promoted. Now, this is where it gets confusing. Whether you
promote at 20, 30, 37 or 40, once promoted you are considered level 21.
Meaning, you will have to level 19 times just to make it "back" to forty. Once
you reach level 21 of the promoted class, you can start learning spells which
require level 41 and up.

Bowie
----
Egress: Starts with
Bolt: Level 22
Bolt 2: Level 31
Bolt 3: Level 42
Bolt 4: Level 51

Sarah
-----
Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Level 7
Heal 3: Level 22
Heal 4: Level 40
Detox: Level 4
Detox 2: Level 13
Detox 3: Level 33
Detox 4: Level 45
Blast: Level 10
Blast 2: Level 16
Blast 3: Level 25
Blast 4: Level 36
Slow: Level 19
Slow 2: Level 29

Kazin
-----
Blaze: Starts with
Blaze 2: Level 5
Blaze 3: Level 22
Blaze 4: Level 35
Muddle: Level 9
Muddle 2: Level 25
Dispel: Level 13
Desoul: Level 18
Desoul 2: Level 29

As Sorcerer:
Dao: Has when promoted
Dao 2: 12 promoted only
Apollo: 4 promoted only
Apollo 2: 17 promoted only
Neptun: 7 promoted only
Neptun 2: 26 promoted only
Atlas: 21 promoted only
Atlas 2: 32 promoted only

Slade
----
Katon: Level 4 promoted only
Katon 2: Level 9 promoted only
Katon 3: Level 25 promoted only
Raijin: Level 14 promoted only
Raijin 2: Level 19 promoted only
Raijin 3: Level 32 promoted only

Karna
-----
Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Starts with
Heal 3: Starts with
Heal 4: Never!
Blast: Starts with
Blast 2: Starts with
Blast 3: Level 26
Blast 4: Level 37
Boost: Starts with
Boost 2: Level 30
Aura: Level 33
Aura 2: Level 41
Aura 3: Level 55
Aura 4: Level 60

Tyrin
-----
Blaze: Starts with
Blaze 2: Starts with
Blaze 3: Level 51
Blaze 4: Level 56
Freeze: Starts with
Freeze 2: Starts with
Freeze 3: Level 31
Freeze 4: Level 38
Sleep: Level 25
Bolt: Level 28
Bolt 2: Level 35
Bolt 3: Level 54
Bolt 4: Level 60

As Sorcerer:
Dao: Has when promoted
Dao 2: Level 12 promoted only
Apollo: Level 3 promoted only
Apollo 2: Level 16 promoted only
Neptun: Level 8 promoted only
Neptun 2: Level 25 promoted only
Atlas: Level 20 promoted only
Atlas 2: Level 29 promoted only

--- The following characters start in their promoted class. The level they
need to be refers specifically to their level. 31=31. ---

Taya
----
Dao: Starts with
Dao 2: Level 15
Apollo: Level 12
Apollo 2: Level 19
Neptun: Level 22
Neptun 2: Level 29
Atlas: Level 25
Atlas 2: Level 34

Frayja
------
Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Starts with
Heal 3: Level 36
Heal 4: Level 40
Detox: Starts with
Detox 2: Starts with
Detox 3: Level 17
Detox 4: Level 23
Aura: Level 14
Aura 2: Level 20
Aura 3: Level 26
Aura 4: Level 32
Attack: Level 29

Sheela
------
Heal: Starts with
Heal 2: Starts with
Heal 3: Starts with
Heal 4: Level 31
Blast: Starts with
Blast 2: Starts with
Blast 3: Level 18
Blast 4: Level 27
Muddle: Starts with
Muddle 2: Level 16
Boost: Starts with
Boost 2: Level 24

Chaz
----
Blaze: Starts with
Blaze 2: Starts with
Blaze 3: Level 36
Blaze 4: Level 40
Freeze: Starts with
Freeze 2: Starts with
Freeze 3: Starts with
Freeze 4: Level 26
Bolt: Level 20
Bolt 2: Level 24
Bolt 3: Level 29
Bolt 4: Level 33
Dispel: Level 21

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                           vii) Enemy Listing
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Here are the monster stats for Normal, Hard, and Ouch difficulties. Super
difficulty is listed below. This list is in alphabetical order. Since the
monsters are listed in order of appearance in the main walkthrough.
Information about gold dropped, what a monster is equipped with, and how long
you can get experience from them is two charts down.  It did not all fit >_<!

Enemy Name      | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV | SPELLS
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Arch Demon        99   65  *>110   48    61     6   Bolt1-2-3
Arrow Launcher    35    0    35    24    23     4
Black Monk        30   19    33    18    21     6   Heal1-2, Blast
Blue Shaman       72   60   109    54    51     5   Aura1-2-3, Blast1-2-3-4
Bow Master        46    0    87    53    40     5
Bow Rider         61    0    95    55    44     7
Bubbling Ooze     32    0    47    35    26     4   Aqua1-2
Burst Rock        45    0     0    60    43     4
Cameela           99    0    96    52    58     6
Cerberus          51    0    87    44    45     6   Flame
Chaos Dragon      83    0   115    48    57     6   Snow1-2
Chaos Warrior     76   23   115    50    54     5   Attack
Chaos Wizard      53   49    86    48    59     5   Blaze1-2-3-4
Cyclops           64    0   110    51    46     5
Dark Bishop       39   38    54    38    27     5   Aura, Blast1-2-3
Dark Cleric       15    7    18    11    13     5   Heal
Dark Dwarf        21    0    27    17    18     4
Dark Gunner       60    0    97    56    45     4
Dark Knight       50    0    76    48    40     7
Dark Madam        29   17    38    31    29     6   Freeze1-2
Dark Smoke        18   20    22    13    13     6   Dispel
Dark Sniper       38    0    53    37    35     5
Dark Soldier      35   17    63    46    34     4   Attack
Death Archer      27    0    28    19    20     5
Death Monk        23   13    27    14    18     6   Heal1-2, Blast
Demon             75   38   112    50    55     6   Bolt1-2
Demon Master      73   68    99    50    65     6   Freeze1-2-3-4
Devil Griffin     89    0   120    47    59     7   Flame1-2
Devil Soldier     60   16    84    48    43     6   Boost1-2
Dragon Newt       60    0    87    42    46     6
Evil Beast        84    0   120    51    60     6
Evil Bishop       64   51    95    48    46     5   Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
Evil Bishop[chess]33   36    47    37    25     5   Heal1-2-3, Blast1-2
Evil Cloud        22    0    30    18    17     5
Executioner       64    0    92    46    45     6
Galam            240  180   110    50    52     6   Demon Breath
Galam Archer      15    0    15    10    10     5
Galam Knight      16    0    17    11    12     7
Galam Mage        14    5    15     9    11     5   Blaze
Galam Soldier     11    0    15    10     8     6
Gargoyle          29    0    38    23    21     6
Geshp            180  120   117    51    63     6   Freeze1-2-3-4
Gizmo              5    0     8     5     5     5
Goblin            18    0    22    13    13     6
Golem             24    0    35    24    19     4
Green Ooze        17    0    22    12    12     4
Griffin           60    0    96    45    48     7
Harpy             32   10    48    38    29     7   Dispel
Harpy Queen       53   20    81    39    43     7   Freeze1-2
Hell Hound        62    0   105    49    50     6   Flame1-2
High Priest       30   29    40    31    23     5   Heal1-2-3, Blast1-2
Hobgoblin         21    0    25    19    19     5
Horseman          67    0   110    57    55     7
Huge Bat          11    0    15     8     8     6
Huge Rat          10    0    12     8     7     5
Hunter Goblin     24    0    22    12    14     5
Hydra             70    0   120    62    50     4
Jar               59    0    74    44    48     7
King              55   28    55    40    33     6   Blaze1-2
Knight            48    0    51    34    29     7
Kraken Arm        30    0    42    28    22     6
Kraken Head       35    0    50    29    25     5   Aqua
Kraken Leg        24    0    38    26    19     6
Lesser Demon      40   21    61    37    32     6   Blaze1-2-3, Boost1-2
Lizard Man        40    0    67    45    38     6
Master Mage       28   14    25    18    22     5   Blaze1-2
Master Monk       47   39    66    45    31     6   Heal1-2-3-4, Dispel
Minotaur          58    0    98    51    44     5
Mist Demon        68   28   100    41    51     6   Muddle1-2
Mud Man           55    0    95    51    41     4
Necromancer       47   42    75    44    51     6   Freeze1-2-3
Odd Eye          200  160   119    54    67     6   Odd-Eye
Ooze               9    0    11     6     5     4
Orc               30    0    43    37    27     5
Orc Lord          46   13    73    44    37     5   Dispel
Pawn              36    0    53    37    25     6
Pegasus Knight    65    0    81    37    47     7
Prism Flower      62    0    20    55    44     0   Laser
Purple Worm       58    0    97    46    43     5
Pyrohydra         80    0 *>120    53    55     4   Flame1-2-3
Queen             30   26    46    36    35     6   Freeze1-2
Rat               41    0    56    32    30     6
Reaper            82   31   110    48    57     6   Muddle1-2
Red Baron        150    0   102    54    62     6
Rook              40    0    48    31    27     4
Shaman            56   46    82    42    40     5   Aura1-2, Blast1-2-3
Skeleton          30    0    54    40    30     6
Soulsower         27    0    43    32    25     4
Taros             49    0    43    32    23     0   Bolt [from Sword]
Vampire Bat       20    8    26    16    16     6   Blaze1-2
White Dragon      66    0   105    50    53     6   Snow
Willard           50    0    62    36    37     6
Witch             21   10    19    12    15     6   Freeze
Wizard            37   37    59    40    44     5   Blaze1-2-3
Worm              45    0    75    40    34     5
Wyvern            46    0    72    39    36     7   Flame
Zalbard           80   65    91    50    52     5   Bolt1-2
Zeon             500  180  *>110   50    72     0   Demon Breath1-2
Zeon Guard       130  150  *>105   54    64     5   Demon Breath, Laser
Zombie            27    0    32    20    18     5

Monsters have different stats on Super mode. The stats are as follows in order
of appearance. The only real difference is an increase in attack power. The
formula is 125% the monsters BASE attack. Thus, the effect is HUGE on monsters
who are strong and use no weapon. Monsters who use a weapon will experience
this increase to a far lesser degree. Due to some weapons being cursed it is
difficult to get exact readings on enemies. If you see X<*, the number is not
precise, but very close.

Enemy Name      | HP | MP | ATT | DEF | AGI | MOV |
---------------------------------------------------
Gizmo              5    0    10     5     5     5
Ooze               9    0    13     6     5     4
Huge Rat          10    0    15     8     7     5
Huge Bat          11    0    18     8     8     6
Galam Archer      15    0    17    10    10     5
Galam Knight      16    0    19    11    12     7
Galam Mage        14    5    17     9    11     5
Galam Soldier     11    0    17    10     8     6
Dark Cleric       15    7    21    11    13     5
Dark Smoke        18   20    27    13    13     6
Green Ooze        17    0    27    12    12     4
Witch             21   10    21    12    15     6
Goblin            18    0    26    13    13     6
Hunter Goblin     24    0    24    12    14     5
Vampire Bat       20    8    32    16    16     6
Dark Dwarf        21    0    32    17    18     4
Hobgoblin         21    0    28    19    19     5
Evil Cloud        22    0    37    18    17     5
Death Monk        23   13    33    14    18     6
Death Archer      27    0    32    19    20     5
Zombie            27    0    40    20    18     5
Black Monk        30   19    41    18    21     6
Master Mage       28   14    28    18    22     5
Kraken Leg        24    0    47    26    19     6
Kraken Arm        30    0    52    28    22     6
Kraken Head       35    0    62    29    25     5
Golem             24    0    43    24    19     4
Gargoyle          29    0    47    23    21     6
Arrow Launcher    35    0    39    24    23     4
Soulsower         27    0    53    32    25     4
Taros             49    0    45    32    23     0
Dark Madam        29   17    43    31    29     6
High Priest       30   29    46    31    23     5
Orc               30    0    49    37    27     5
Harpy             32   10    60    38    29     7
Skeleton          30    0    62    40    30     6
Pawn              36    0    53    37    25     6
Knight            48    0    58    34    29     7
Rook              40    0    54    31    27     4
Evil Bishop[chess]33   36    55    37    25     5
Queen             30   26    61    36    35     6
King              55   28    64    40    33     6
Bubbling Ooze     32    0    58    35    26     4
Rat               41    0    70    32    30     6
Willard           50    0    77    36    37     6
Dark Sniper       38    0    56    37    35     5
Lesser Demon      40   21    76    37    32     6
Dark Bishop       39   38    62    38    27     5
Dark Soldier      35   17    72    46    34     4
Wizard            37   37    69    40    44     5
Lizard Man        40    0    77    45    38     6
Wyvern            46    0    90    39    36     7
Master Monk       47   39    72    45    31     6
Worm              45    0    93    40    34     5
Orc Lord          46   13    85    44    37     5
Dark Knight       50    0    87    48    40     7
Harpy Queen       53   20   101    39    43     7
Zalbard           80   65   113    50    52     5
Necromancer       47   42    89    44    51     6
Devil Soldier     60   16    98    48    43     6
Cerberus          51    0   108    44    45     6
Pegasus Knight    65    0    93    37    47     7
Bow Master        46    0   102    53    40     5
Jar               59    0    84    44    48     7
Mud Man           55    0   118    51    41     4
Shaman            56   46    96    42    40     5
Dragon Newt       60    0   100    42    46     6
Cameela           99    0  *>105   52    58     6
Griffin           60    0   120    45    48     7
Purple Worm       58    0   121    46    43     5
Mist Demon        68   28   125    41    51     6
Chaos Wizard      53   49   100    48    59     5
Bow Rider         61    0   108    55    44     7
Executioner       64    0   106    46    45     6
Prism Flower      62    0    25    55    44     0
Hell Hound        62    0   131    49    50     6
Evil Bishop       64   51   111    48    46     5
Minotaur          58    0   113    51    44     5
Red Baron        150    0   115    54    62     6
Dark Gunner       60    0   112    56    45     4
White Dragon      66    0   131    50    53     6
Cyclops           64    0   137    51    46     5
Burst Rock        45    0     0    60    43     4
Geshp            180  120   141    51    63     6
Hydra             70    0   150    62    50     4
Demon             75   38   140    50    55     6
Demon Master      73   68   114    50    65     6
Chaos Warrior     76   23   143    50    54     5
Odd Eye          200  160   139    54    67     6
Chaos Dragon      83    0   143    48    57     6
Blue Shaman       72   60   129    54    51     5
Reaper            82   31   128    48    57     6
Horseman          67    0   128    57    55     7
Evil Beast        84    0   150    51    60     6
Devil Griffin     89    0   150    47    59     7
Galam            240  180   125    50    52     6
Arch Demon        99   65  *>137   48    61     6
Pyrohydra         80    0  *>150   53    55     4
Zeon Guard       130  150  *>131   54    64     5
Zeon             500  180  *>137   50    72     0

Some enemies take more or less damage to particular types of spells. In
general, which means there will be some exceptions.

Enemies which breathe fire take 50% damage from fire, 150% from water, and 125%
from freeze.

"Heavy" enemies such as Mud Men and Bow Knights take 75% damage from blast.

Enemies such as Mud Men, Mist/Clouds take 50% damage from cold, but seem to
take slightly more damage from bolt.

Prism Flowers take 50% damage from cold.

Undead, such as skeletons, take 150% damage from fire, and 50% damage from
freeze.

Bosses tend to take less damage from all non-ninja spells, ranging from 33% to
75% of normal damage.

The following list is how much Gold a monster gives when you kill it, and what,
if any weapon it uses. I felt this was important as an after thought, so it is
not in the same table as most of the other stats. Guess I can't fix it, too
many different columns.  I've also added the level at which a character will
start getting 1 exp from killing an enemy at.  These are listed in true level
form, meaning 20 + level.  When you promote, you are defaulted back to 21, no
matter which level you promoted at.  Huh, what?  If the Exp Cap says level 37
and you already promoted, it means level 17 of your promoted class... k?

The bosses I'm sure have a cap, but I do not fell like playing long enough to
find out what it is.

Enemy Name        | Gold | Weapon              | Exp Cap
------------------------------------------------------------
Arch Demon        | 1150 | None                | 51
Arrow Launcher    |  290 | Steel Arrow         | 24
Black Monk        |  210 | None                | 21
Blue Shaman       |  860 | Holy Staff          | 49
Bow Master        |  550 | Assault Shell       | 37
Bow Rider         |  610 | Hyper Cannon        | 40
Bubbling Ooze     |  330 | None                | 28
Burst Rock        |    0 | None                | 50+
Cameela           |  900 | Iron ball           | Never
Cerberus          |  490 | None                | 37
Chaos Dragon      |  980 | None                | 48
Chaos Warrior     |  790 | None                | 47
Chaos Wizard      |  580 | Great Rod           | 43
Cyclops           |  700 | None                | 43
Dark Bishop       |  320 | Flail               | 30
Dark Cleric       |  100 | Short Rod           | 10
Dark Dwarf        |  140 | Short Axe           | 14
Dark Gunner       |  680 | Buster Shot         | 45
Dark Knight       |  500 | Chrome Lance        | 34
Dark Madam        |  310 | Power Stick         | 34
Dark Smoke        |  130 | None                | 14
Dark Sniper       |  380 | Hyper Cannon        | 31
Dark Soldier      |  410 | Large Axe           | 30
Death Archer      |  190 | Iron Arrow          | 17
Death Monk        |  150 | None                | 15
Demon             |  770 | None                | 47
Demon Master      |  840 | Mystery Staff       | 49
Devil Griffin     | 1120 | None                | 49
Devil Soldier     |  510 | Great Axe           | 36
Dragonewt         |  530 | Heat Axe            | 39
Evil Beast        | 1050 | None                | 49
Evil Bishop       |  640 | Great Rod           | 45
Evil Bishop[Chess]|  300 | Power Stick         | 25
Evil Cloud        |  170 | None                | 17
Executioner       |  620 | Battle Sword        | 40
Galam Archer      |   60 | Wooden Arrow        | 10
Galam Knight      |   80 | Short Spear         | 10
Galam Mage        |   90 | Short Rod           | 10
Galam Soldier     |   50 | Short Axe           |  9
Gargoyle          |  250 | None                | 22
Geshp             | 1600 | Flail               | never
Gizmo             |   60 | None                |  7
Goblin            |  100 | Short Axe           | 13
Golem             |  240 | None                | 19
Green Ooze        |   90 | None                | 12
Griffin           |  560 | None                | 39
Harpy             |  340 | None                | 24
Harpy Queen       |  510 | None                | 34
Hell Hound        |  570 | None                | 42
High Priest       |  280 | Power Stick         | 24
Hobgoblin         |  160 | Middle Axe          | 16
Horseman          |  880 | Buster Shot         | 48
Huge Bat          |   30 | None                |  7
Huge Rat          |   20 | None                |  7
Hunter Goblin     |   90 | Iron Arrow          | 14
Hydra             |  750 | None                | 46
King              |  500 | Flail               | never
King Galam        | 3500 | Demon Rod           | never
Knight            |  340 | Power Spear         | 27
Kraken Arm        |  240 | None                | 23
Kraken Head       |  320 | None                | never
Kraken Leg        |  200 | None                | 22
Lesser Demon      |  360 | None                | 29
Lizardman         |  430 | Large Axe           | 31
Master Mage       |  220 | Iron Rod            | 21
Master Monk       |  460 | Brass Knuckles      | 35
Minotaur          |  660 | Atlas Axe           | 22
Mist Demon        |  590 | None                | 23
Mud Man           |  570 | None                | 18
Necromancer       |  520 | Flail               | 17
Odd Eye           | 2000 | Counter Sword       | never
Ooze              |  100 | None                |  7
Orc               |  330 | Steel Lance         | 24
Orc Lord          |  480 | Heavy Lance         | 34
Pawn              |  250 | Battle Axe          | 26
Pegasus Knight    |  520 | Chrome Lance        | 37
Prism Flower      |  800 | None                | 47
Purple Worm       |  520 | None                | 39
Pyrohydra         | 1100 | None                | 51
Queen             |  390 | Power Stick         | 26
Rat               |  300 | None                | 29
Reaper            |  930 | Battle Sword        | 48
Red Baron         | 1200 | Dark Sword          | never
Rook              |  320 | Robin Arrow         | 25
Shaman            |  540 | Wish Staff          | 39
Skeleton          |  350 | Broad Sword         | 18
Soulsower         |  300 | None                | 13
Taros             |  450 | Taros Sword         | never
Vampire Bat       |  120 | None                | 34
White Dragon      |  720 | None                | 45
Willard           |  550 | None                | never
Witch             |  110 | Bronze Rod          | 14
Wizard            |  430 | Flail               | 33
Worm              |  440 | None                | 32
Wyvern            |  450 | None                | 33
Zalbard           |  700 | None                | never
Zeon              |    0 | None                | never
Zeon Guard        | 1300 | None                | 52
Zombie            |  180 | None                | 18

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                                viii) Other
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1. Codes
2. Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Codes
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
When the Sega logo bounces on, press, Up, down, up, down, left, right,
left, right, up, right, down, left, up, B and then press and hold start.
Continue holding start while you choose your game. You'll be given the
following options.

Special Turbo - the game plays much faster with scrolling and reading text.

Control Opponent - You can move opponents, make the drop things.

Auto Battle - The game controls your team!

Game Completed - Allows you to name all characters.

If you want to name characters, do game completed yes, reset the game, enter
the code again and proceed to making a game. When you're done with Bowie's
name you'll need to still be holding the start button.

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2. Frequently Asked Questions
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How many characters are there?
30

How many Mithrils are there?
15, one for every weapon which can be crafted but not found/dropped.

What is the Higins spell?
It is a glitch spell when Bowie is equipped with Chirrup Sandals. It appears
at times, costs 3mp, but does nothing.

Why are there two Vigor Balls but only one of the other promoting items?
Unsure, perhaps because MMNK's are FAR more useful than VICR's, where as other
promotions have some benefit to both the super upgrade and the normal upgrade.

Is there really a hidden battle at the end of the game?
Yes, after you have watched the final sequence and the game says 'fin', just
leave it sit for a few minutes and you'll get a hidden battle against bosses!

How do you open the chests in Mitula Shrine and the Prism Flower battle?
If you're using the US or UK version of the game, you can't. The search in
battle option was removed. They contain a Life Ring and an item which works
like healing rain, but fills MP instead of HP.

When should I promote?
It depends. You can promote at level 20 of your first class. You could also
elect to level up to level 40 of that class. Here are some advantages and
disadvantages to it:

Advantages of promoting at 20:
1) Increased game difficulty in the long run
2) You can use promotion only weapons sooner.
3) You won't get a "gap" of learning spells

Disadvantages of promoting at 20:
1) Game may get too hard very late
2) Too easy at the time of promotion
3) Lower stats

Advantages of promoting at 40:
1) Characters have much higher stats: HP, MP, ATT, DEF, AGI
2) Game will be very tough until you promote
3) Game will end on an easy note after you promote

Disadvantages of promoting at 40:
1) You can not use new weapons for a long time
2) You will have a spell gap from level 40 until level 21 of the promotion
class
3) Game will be very difficult until you promote
4) Game will be very easy after you promote

What the hell does land effect do?
I'm glad someone finally emailed me asking this!

Okay, every character has a range they can move [4 through 9].  Certain types
of terrain are harder for some classes to cross than others.  Sand and forest
are generally harder than flat ground.  You can figure this out on your own
though.  So, what is the main detail about land effect?  Extra defensive power.

Think about it, being on top of a hill, or inside of a forest offers much more
protection than being in the open field.  This applies to most classes.
Flying characters do not get added defense.  If the square says land effect
15%, standing there will give the character a 15% bonus to defense.  The same
is true of 30% land effect.  Zeon stands on 25% land effect... one wonders why
they did not just give him 25% more defense and put him on a zero.  Anyway, the
types of movement are: Fly [Peter and such], Glide/Hover [Kiwi as monster],
Normal [Bowie], Centaur [All horsemen/women].  There are also very specific
ones for the Kraken, Zynk, Gerhalt and possibly for Janet/Elric... though they
might be the same as Bowie's, I'm not sure.  Anyway, the point is, keep your
weak defense characters on 30% squares whenever possible.

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                                ix) Credits
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CJayC - Founder of GameFAQs.com for hosting a wonderful website.

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