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    Updated: 01/25/97 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

          Date: 25 jan 1997 18:15:00
          Maintainer: er_fico@mail.electroniapc.it
           I.   Items, and what they do.
           II.  Spells, who gets them and their effects.
           III. List of battles.
           IV.  People and where to find them, secret characters too.
           V.   Items for promotion, which are and where to find them
           VI.  Most powerful weapons for each character.
           VII. General hints
    I. Items, and what they do.
     Single-Use Items:                
     - Stat enhancers:
        Brave Apple     - Level up
        Bright Honey    - Increase MP (up to 4)
        Cheerful Bread  - Increase HP (up to 4)
        Power Water     - Attack up
        Protect Milk    - Defense up
        Quick Chicken   - Agility up
        Running Pimento - Movement up
     - Stat recoverers:
        Medical Herb   - Recover 10 HP
        Healing Seed   - Recover 20 HP
        Healing Drop   - Recover 30 HP
        Healing Water  - Recover HP to full
        Healing Rain   - Casts AURA 4 (heals entire party to full)
        Antidote       - Negate poison
        Fairy Powder   - Recover xx MP
        Fairy Tear     - Recover MP
     - Wierd Stuff:
        Dry Stone      - Use to get to Dwarven Blacksmith
        Mithril        - Forged into special weapons by Dwarven Blacksmith
        Blizzard       - Damage enemy
        Shining Ball   - Damage enemy
     - Rings
        Name:           Normal Effect:          Special Effect (as an item):
        Power Ring      Attack +5               ATTACK
        Protect Ring    Defense +5              BOOST
        Quick Ring      Agility +5              --
        White Ring      Defense +10             AURA 3
    II. Spells, who gets them and their effects.
     Leader - EGRESS / BOLT
     Sarah  - HEAL   / BLAST  / DETOX  / SLOW
        OR    DAO    / APOLLO / NEPTUN / ATLAS
     Slade  - KATON  / RAIJIN
     Karna  - HEAL   / BLAST  / BOOST  / AURA
     Tyrin  - BLAZE  / FREEZE / SLEEP  / BOLT
        OR    DAO    / APOLLO / NEPTUN / ATLAS
     Taya   - DAO    / APOLLO / NEPTUN / ATLAS
     Frayja - HEAL   / DETOX  / AURA   / ATTACK
     Sheela - HEAL   / BLAST  / MUDDLE / BOOST
     Chaz   - BLAZE  / FREEZE / BOLT   / DISPEL
     Spell    Max         Effect     Description
     Name     Distance    Radius
     EGRESS    N/A         N/A       Retreat party from battle
     BOLT 1                        Damage enemy
     BOLT 2                        Damage enemy (RAIJIN 1)
     BOLT 3                        Damage enemy (RAIJIN 2)
     BOLT 4                        Damage enemy (RAIJIN 3)
     HEAL 1    1           1         Recover 15 HP (18 if cast by vcr or mmkm)
     HEAL 2    2           1         Recover 15 HP (18 if cast by vcr or mmkm)
     HEAL 3    3           1         Recover 37 HP
     HEAL 4    1           1         Recover to max              
     BLAST 1   1           1         Damage enemy
     BLAST 2   2           2         Damage enemy
     BLAST 3   2           2         Damage enemy
     BLAST 4   2           1         Damage enemy
     DETOX 1   1           1         Negate poison
     DETOX 2   2           1         Negate poison
     DETOX 3   2           1         Negate poison
     DETOX 4   3           3         Negate poison
     SLOW 1    1           2         Slow enemies (lowers defense and agility)
     SLOW 2    2           3         Slow enemies (lowers defense and agility)
     BLAZE 1   2           1         Damage enemy
     BLAZE 2   2           2         Damage enemy (kATOON 1)
     BLAZE 3   2           2         Damage enemy (kATOON 2)
     BLAZE 4   2           1         Damage enemy (KATOON 3)
     FREEZE 1  2           1         Damage enemy
     FREEZE 2  2           2         Damage enemy
     FREEZE 3  2           2         Damage enemy
     FREEZE 4  3           1         Damage enemy
     DAO 1     2           2         Damage enemy
     DAO 2     2           2         Damage enemy
     APOLLO 1  2           2         Damage enemy
     APOLLO 2  2           2         Damage enemy
     NEPTUN 1  2           2         Damage enemy
     NEPTUN 2  2           2         Damage enemy
     ATLAS 1   2           2         Damage enemy
     ATLAS 2   2           2         Damage enemy
     DISPEL 1  ?           ?         Silence spellcasters
     KATON 1   2           2         Damage enemy
     KATON 2   2           2         Damage enemy
     KATON 3   2           1         Damage enemy
     RAIJIN 1  3           3         Damage enemy
     RAIJIN 2  3           3         Damage enemy
     RAIJIN 3  ?           ?         Damage enemy
     AURA 1    3           2         Recover 18 HP
     AURA 2    3           3         Recover 18 HP
     AURA 3    3           3         Recover 37 HP
     AURA 4    N/A         N/A       Entire Party recovers to max.
     DESOUL 1  ?           ?         Instant-Kill Enemy
     DESOUL 2  ?           ?         Instant-Kill Enemy
     MUDDLE 1  2           2         Enemies act strange
     MUDDLE 2  ?           ?         Enemies act strange
     ATTACK 1  ?           ?         Attack power up
     BOOST 1   1           2         Defense & agility up
     BOOST 2   2           3         Defense & agility up
     SLEEP 1   2           2         Make enemies fall asleep
    III. List of battles.
      1. Vs. Gizmos
      2. On the way to Yeel
      3. On the way to see Hawel
      4. On the way back
      5. In Galam castle
      6. On the way from Galam castle to Granseal
      7. Vs. Evil King Galam
      8. Vs. Monsters at tunnel
      9. On the way to Ribble
     10. Hobgoblin Cave
     11. Vs. Cliff Monsters
     12. Battle to save Oddler
     13. Vs. Kraken
     14. Desert Battle
     15. In tunnel-cave
     16. On the way to get the caravan
     17. Vs.Taros
     18. Fairy Special stage (optional)
     19. On the way to see the fairy
     20. Battle to save Elric
     21. Outside Creed's mansion
     22. Chessboard
     23. Mice
     24. Outside blocked tunnel
     25. Inside blocked tunnel
     26. Battle to save Higins
     27. On the way to Tristan
     28. Bridge
     29. Mitula's courtyard
     30. Battle to free Mitula
     31. In Pacalon 
     32. On the way to Moun
     33. In Moun
     34. At Nazca ship
     35. Battle at cape
     36. Geshp's trap - Prism flowers
     37. Vs. Red Baron
     38. Vs. Geshp
     39. Vs. Wiener Demons
     40. Vs. Odd Eye
     41. On the way up the tower
     42. Vs. King Galam
     43. Vs. Zeon
    IV. People, and where to find them.
     Leader  - At Start.  
       SDMN, promotion to HERO
     Sarah   - At Start.  
       PRST, promotion to VICR, or MRMK with VIGOR BALL.
     Chester - At Start.  
       KNTE, promotion to PLDN, or PGNT with PEGASUS WING.
     Jaha    - When leaving Granseal for Hawel's home.
       WARR, promotion to GLDT, or BRN with WARRIOR PRIDE.
     Kazin   - After Hawel's death.
       MAGE, promotion to WIZ or SORC with SECRET BOOK.
     Slade   - Just before leaving Galam.
       THIF, promotion to NINJ.
     ?????   - In Granseal after coming back from Galam.
      *TORT, promotion to MNST.
     May     - In Ribble, the first time you'll reach from the new Granseal.
       RNGR, promotion to BWNT.
     Peter   - After you speak with Volcano.
       PHNK, promotion to PHNX.
     Gerhalt - In battle to save Oddler.        
       WFMN, promotion to WFBR.
     Luke    - After battle to save Oddler.
       BDMN, promotion to BDBT.
     Rick    - In Hassan, after getting caravan.
      *KNTE, promotion to PLDN, or PGNT with PEGASUS WING.
     Elric   - After saving him from a pond.
       ACHR, promotion to SNIP, or BRGN with SILVER TANK.
     Karna   - Either when leaving Creed's mansion, or after nazca ship.
      *PRST, promotion to VICR, or MRMK with VIGOR BALL.
     Eric    - Either when leaving Creed's mansion, or after nazca ship.
      *KNTE, promotion to PLDN, or PGNT with PEGASUS WING.
     Randolf - Either when leaving Creed's mansion, or after nazca ship.
      *WARR, promotion to GLDT, or BRN with WARRIOR PRIDE.
     Tyrin   - Either when leaving Creed's mansion, or after nazca ship.
      *MAGE, promotion to WIZ, or SORC with SECRET BOOK.
     Janet   - When leaving Granseal for north Parmecia.
       ACHR, promotion to SNIP, or BRGN with SILVER TANK.
     Rohde   - Just before battle outside sealed tunnel.
     Higgins - After saving him.
     Skreech - After rescuing Mitula, when you're going to leave Tristan
     Taya    - After rescuing Mitula, talk to a statue.
     Jaro    - On the way to Moun, in the middle of the battle.
     Frayja  - When battle in Moun starts.
     Gyan    - After winning battle in Moun.
     Sheela  - Behind monk's Dojo on Grans island.
     Zynk    - After talking to Petro in Roft.
     Claude  - In hall of Ancients, give him his arm.
     Chaz    - In Yeel, when leaving for Force sword research.
     Lemon   - When leaving Yeel after getting Chaz.
    - Secret characters:
     ????? : when you'll be back from Galam to Granseal, you have to look in the buildings, in one
             you'll find one of the beasts that were in the zoo, speak with him, name him and he'll
             join your force.
     Skreetch : when you had speak with Volcano, usually go speak with king Bedoe, don't do that,
                before go down a level and speak with a bird on a pirch. Then go up and speak with
                the little bird on the pitch. Then go down again and speak with the bird again (she'll
                say the same thing as before). Now exit from the castle (not from town). Go on the
                left side, the camera will move up to the mother, the little bird'll fall down on
                your head, the mother will thank you and bring away his child. After you save Mitula,
                when you'll be going to leave Tristan, Skreetch will join your force.
     Sheela : she's hidden in the monastery, you have to go on the left side of the monastery, and
              you'll find her bathing, after a short chat with Astral she'll join the force
     Claude : he's in the tunnel that lead from Grans island and Parmecia, you'll need is arm that is
              in Moun, speak with Moun inhabitants then walk on the debris in the top-left corner of
              the town, it will appear. When you'll find Claude, you'll give his arm back and him to
              tank you will join your force.
     Eric, Karna, Randolf, Tyrin : one of these will join you before you'll leave Creed mansion,
              after you defeat Cameela go once again to Creed mansion, you'll find the other three
              that, after they speak with you, will join the force.
     May, Rick, Taya : these three aren't properly secrets, but you must speak with them if you want
              they join your force. May is in Ribble. Rick will appear in Hassan after you get the
              caravan. Taya is in Mitula's shirine, she's a statue, but when you'll speak with her
              she'll turn to human and join your force.
    V. Items for promotion, which are and where to find them
     Secret Book is in the fairy town on a bookshelf in the tavern.
     Silver Tank is in the Hobgoblin cave.
     Vigor Ball 1 is in the fairy town, hidden in a chest in the top-left corner of town.
     Vigor Ball 2 is in Sheela monastery, hidden on the isolated tree near the lake where Sheela is.
     Warrior Pride is in Granseal, in the room where you can speak with all your friend, search on 
    the banner on the wall and you'll find it.
     Pegasus Wing in in Pacalon, wlak down the right side of the blue carpet that is in king's room, 
    go on walking till you reach the wall, search there and you'll find it.
    VI. Most powerful weapons for each character:
     BDBT - Critical Sword (+32)
            Battle Sword   (+35)
     BRGN,BWNT,SNIP - Nazca Cannon (+33)
                      Buster Shot  (+37)
                      Hyper Cannon (+40)
                      Grand Cannon (+43)
     BRN,RDBN - Heat Axe  (+32)
                Critical Sword (+32)
                Atlas Axe (+35)
                Battle Sword  (+35)
                Counter sword (+39)
     GLDT - Heat Axe  (+32)
            Atlas Axe (+35)
     HERO - Critical Sword (+32)
            Battle Sword   (+35)
            Counter Sword  (+39)
            Force sword    (+??)
     MMNK - Misty Knuckles  (+??)
            Giant Knuckles  (+55)
     NINJ - Critical Sword (+32)
            Katana         (+34)
            Ninja Katana   (+39)
            Gisarme        (+42/Instant Kill 25% chance)
     PLDN,PGNT - Valkyrie      (+33)
                 Holy Lance    (+39,+5DEF)
                 Mist Javelin  (+42)
     SORC,WIZ - Mage Staff    (+27)
                Great Rod     (+28)
                Supply Staff  (+32/Regenerate 2MP)
                Mistery Staff (+39/Regeberate 2MP)
     VICR - Wish Staff    (+26/Regenerate 2HP)
            Great Rod     (+28)
            Holy Staff    (+29/Regenerate 2HP)
            Mistery Staff (+39/Regenerate 2MP)
    VII. General hints
    - Taros can only be defeated using Achilles sword. To get it you have to go in Ribble and use the
      WOODEN PANEL (that you'll find in a chest in the HOBGOBLIN TUNNEL) on the tree. A passage will
      open. Inside you'll find the sword. Only the leader can use that weapon. Neither spell nor
      other characters may damage Taros. Taros using his sword will cause a second level bolt.
    - To have a greater probability to obtain the best items from the dwarven blacksmith, make 2
      ordinations each time, i tried 10 times to get Gisarme, then i turn off the Genesis, when i
      tried again, i ordered a weapon for Slade and one for Sara, i obtained at the first try the
      Gisarme and Giant Knuckles.
    - To create a very powerfull group first of all: DON'T promote any character till he reach level
      40. It's a bit difficult go on without promotions but it will be very usefull going on with
      the game. Mine prefered strategy to reach level 40 is this: kill Taros, then use the desert as
      your training camp: in the desert monster continue to appeare even if you defeat them, so give
      the protect ring to thc character you want to reach level 40 and continue using it (for each
      time you use it on 5 people that aren't yet boosted you gain 25 exp). if it's going to brake,
      repair it and so on. While you do this with the first one make Sara cast an heal spell for
      each turn so she will go on with levels very quickly. After 3 members of your team have reach
      level 40 the second part of the training will start. It's better you start promoting people
      who has only one possible one promotion, my suggestion is to promote the Leader, Luke and Sara
      (to MMNK, there are 2 vigor balls so you don't need to compare her with Karna). Now go to the
      fairy stage with these three and a couple of other character, for example Peter and Geralt. At
      the beginning let LESSER DEMONS appear, till your three main character reach level 7 then put
      someone on the spot and move the Leader and Luke near the spot where MIST DEMON appears. Start
      increasing the two character level. Peter would be quick enough to act before MIST DEMON if
      that's not, make him equip QUICK RING, that would be enough. However when you see that the
      leader and Luke make 50-55 HP damage to MIST DEMON, then send Peter or geralt to attack him,
      they will earn always 49 exp if the demon is killed. So they'll reach quickly level 40. Repeat
      this steps with every member of your group. Someone is too slow to act before MIST DEMON, so
      you'll have to use some defensive strategy, mine personal will be explained at the end of this
      paragraph. When any character reach level 40 promo him. except for Warriors, Knights and Mages.
      For these it's better you wait to have the comparison, in fact you can promote only one knight
      to pegasus knight, so you'll select wich one to give maximum promotion when all of them will
      be at level 40. In fairy stage promoted characters can reach level 23 and till you'll start to
      fight with Greater devils (from Zalbard) you won't fnd any difficult, and if you think that is
      hard to reach level 32 in the game...
      Naturally people that will join your group after Janet (from Rohde) will become useless..
      Rhode joined mine group with 35 HP... when the other BRGN (in my case Elric) had more than 100
    - battle plan for slower characters in fairy stage
      C represent your strong character
      P is your character too but is the one MIST DEMON attacks, it changes every time but usually is
        the leader, however put in that position the attacked character
      Q as well is one of yours but is on the spot where LESSER DEMON would appear
      A is another character but he will attack the demon before he moves while all the other will do
        nothing (remember: make sure that L can kill demon with one shot!!!)
      L is the weak character
      X is where MIST DEMONS will appear
      - are empy squares (remember: every simble represent a square, so C P means that in a square is
        a person, and in the adjacent one (on the right) there's another)
          first             second             third             fourth             fifth
       - C - - X A       - C - - - A        - C - - - A        - C - - X A       - C - - - A
       - - C - - C       - - C - - C        - - C - - C        - - C - - C       - - C X - C
       - Q - - C -       - Q - X C -        - Q L - C -        - Q L P C -       - Q L P C -
       - - C P - -       - - C P - -        - - C P - -        - - C - - -       - - C - - -
       - L - - - -       - L - - - -        - - - - - -        - - - - - -       - - - - - -
       X will appear     X will move        L will move        P will make       X attack P make
       and A attack      and attack P       up and kill X      one steps to      someone else kill
       him                                                     protect L while   X and make L retreat
                                                               X appears again   and restart.

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