Vay Level Guide
Version: 1.0
By: Rman0099
email:  randypress@hotmail.com

Author's Note:

This is the first guide that I have ever written so if anyone sees any 
mistakes or thinks there is something I
should add let me know.  But considering the age of the game I doubt too 
many people will be reading this.  I can
give you a gaurantee;  If you follow these levels and the little startegies 
and tips included then Vay should be
VERY LITTLE trouble at all.  I have been known to be a bit of a level freak 
and my levels are normally considerably
higher than most peoples.

Table of Contents:

I.     Version History
II.    About this Guide
III.   Character Intro
        A.  Sandor
        B.  Pottle
        C.  Rachel
        D.  PJ
        E.  Lynx
        F.  Kinsey
IV.   Level Guide (may contain spoilers)
        A.  Start
        B.  Pauth Cave
        C.  Fort Gilan
        D.  Droust Cave
        E.  Magmal
        F.  Kerzalt
        G.  Raxaal Cave
        H.  Mt. Bole
        I.  Danek Base
        J.  Dragon's Lair
        K.  East Dragon Shrine
        L.  Ice Tower
        M.  Water Shrine
        N.  Maytake's Cave
        O.  Penan Castle
        P.  Treefall Village
        Q.  Fire Lake
        R.  Toth Shrine
        S.  Marwick Castle
        T.  Redcliff
        U.  Charnel
        V.  Danek (first visit)
        W.  Danek (second visit)
        X.  Draktyr
        Y.  End: Sadoul/Ardor
V.    Tips and Hints
VI.   Conclusion

I.  Version History:

1.0:  Added all character info, my level, and the tips.  This should be the 
first and final version

II.  About this guide:

	This being my first guide and all i figured I would keep it nice and simple 
and make a level guide to an old game
that was recently made available to play agian by the wonders of emulation 
(thank you creators of Gens).  This guide will
give you a simple breakdown of the areas of the game and MY LEVELS at these 
areas.  I can't stress this enough, THESE ARE MY
LEVELS!!! You don't need to be on these levels so don't email me saying that 
you aren't at this level or that one so is it
still possible to get through.  I will answer that question now:

Yes, It is most likely possible to beat the area at your level.  I have been 
known for being VERY thorough with my levels and
the are (in some peoples opinions) outrageous.  For example, if anyone has 
seen the back of the case of Vay you will notice
that there is a picture of a party at the last boss with levels as follows:

Sandor: 39
PJ:     40
Lynx:   38
Kinsey: 37

If anyone notices Sandor and PJ are at greater than L 41 at Treefall Village 
and Lynx is at L 38 before I got to Fire Lake in my
game and Kinsey was at L 38 soon after I got her.  So technically my 
characters had high enough levels to beat the game when I was
only 3/4 complete.

This guide will also offer some secrets you may miss your first time through 
that could be helpful, some good things to do with
equipment, general boss strategy, and good places for levels when going 
through the areas.

III.  Character Intro:

A.  Sandor:

Description:  He is the basic hero of this game and would-be strongest 
fighter.  He will do atacking all of the time and should heal
with magic when OUT OF battle.  His magic sucks and wont get spells past 
like level 10.

Stats  (starts Level 1)

Strength..............3      Luck................3         
HP................19    Attack......................11
Agility...............3      Wisdom..............3         
MP.................5    Defense......................9

Level Note:  Sandors attack, luck, and agility will go up by 3 per level.  
Wisdom by 1, HP by 19, MP by 5, and Defense by 2 per level.

Magic:

            MP    ~Lvl    Effect
Balm        10      1     Will do minor healing, the primary out of battle 
healing spell throughout the game
Flame        5      3     Weak Fire Magic attack (well weak when cast by 
him)
Blaze       10     10     Stronger than flame but still useless from Sandor


B.  Pottle

Description:  He is a little annoying elf character used for comic relief.  
Uses bows and will be useful agianst flying enemies
(because of the bow) and as a setup man.  By "setup man" I mean that he will 
attack a monster and weaken it enough that Sandor or
Rachel can kill it.  Will have magic to rival PJ and just as much MP as her 
but MORE HP. Sadly he has the same strength as PJ : (

Stats  (starts Level 2) will need some leveling

Strength..............2      Luck................4      
HP.................32    Attack................13
Agility...............6      Wisdom..............8      
MP.................14    Defense................8

Level Note:  attack by 1, luck by 2, agility will go up by 3 per level.  
Wisdom by 4, HP by 16, MP by 7, and Defense by 1 per level.

Magic:

            MP    ~Lvl    Effect
Alakazam   100      20     Escape from dungeon or battle
Balm        10       1     Will do minor healing, the primary out of battle 
healing spell throughout the game
Flame        5       2     Weak Fire Magic attack
Blaze       10      10     Stronger than flame but still useless
Befuddle    30       8     Confuses enemy but useless (who uses these spells 
anyway?)
Freezyr     25      18     Mutes Enemy (waste of MP)
Inferno     40      22     Strong Fire spell that will really help 
throughout the game
Malybu      20      14     Multi enemy fire attack (great throughout game)
Neuman      40       6     Healing spell, supposedly stronger than Balm
Narcosis    20      ??     Puts enemy to sleep but dont bother with it
Vilkyss     30      14     Removes all status effects

C.  Rachel

Description:  Hands down the strongest fighter in the game.  Early on she 
will tower over Sandor when her levels finally catch up.
Its a shame to see her go because of her natural strangth and defense.

Stats  (starts Level 8) will need some leveling

Strength..............32      Luck................8      
HP....................144   Attack.................52
Agility...............29      Wisdom..............8      
MP....................40    Defense................32

Level Note:  attack by 4, luck by 1, agility will go up by 3 per level.  
Wisdom by 1, HP by 18, MP by 5, and Defense by 3 per level.

Magic:

              MP    ~Lvl    Effect
Balm          10      1     Will do minor healing, the primary out of battle 
healing spell throughout the game

D:  Prudence Jurissa ( PJ )

Description:  She will be the primary magic user of the group.  Watch out 
for her terrible defense and lower HP.
As the game progresses your strategy with her during battle will have to be 
adjusted.  See Hints section for her
evolution. NEVER HAVE HER USE HEALING MAGIC  NEVER!!

Stats  (starts Level 16) surprisingly she is at a decent level i guess i was 
going light early on

Strength..............16      Luck................32      
HP.................240    Attack...................29
Agility...............50      Wisdom..............72      
MP.................112    Defense..................36

Level Note:  attack by 1, luck by 2, agility will go up by 3 per level.  
Wisdom by 4, HP by 15, MP by 7, and Defense by 1 per level.

Magic:

             MP    ~Lvl       Effect
Balm         10        ??     Will do minor healing, the primary out of 
battle healing spell throughout the game
Flame         5        ??     Fire Magic attack (most usefull spell later in 
game)
Blaze        10        ??     Stronger than flame but not worth it
Blitz        40        18     All enemy lightning attack (expensive early 
on)
Befuddle     30        ??     Confuses enemy but useless (who uses these 
spells anyway?)
Freezyr      25        ??     Mutes Enemy (waste of MP)
Inferno      40        22     Strong Fire spell that will really help 
throughout the game
L-Bolt       30        ??     Single enemy lightning attack VERY VERY Strong 
(great for bosses)
Malybu       20        ??     Multi enemy fire attack (great throughout 
game)
Megablast    50        40     Strongest attack, multi enemy lightning attack 
(useful ony when in jam,costs too much)
Narcosis     20        ??     Puts enemy to sleep but dont bother with it
Neuman       40        ??     Sometimes heals more than balm and sometimes 
not (healing is screwed up)
Restore      80        23     Heals all but sucks (plain and simple, also 
costs too much)
Shock        15        ??     Nice little single enemy lightning attack
Spellbane     0        30's   Steals MP from Enemy but who cares (I never 
used it)
Thyxaal     100        30's   Add strength for a single attacker for only 
one attack
Vilkyss      30        ??     Removes all status effects

E:  Lynx (Prince Leopard)

Description:  Yet another prince to travel around with.  The only difference 
with this one is that he fights like the sissy prince he is.
He will be your primary healer in battle with his spell panacea and can use 
both strong swords and spears.  He is going to have to attack
since you need to rely on attacking but by only gaining 2 strength per level 
he will be a little weaker than I would like.  Keep in mind
that his spears are usually anti-mecha and there are a lot of mecha enemies 
(including the final boss) so keep some anti-mecha spears
around even though they are a  little weaker.

Stats  (starts Level 21) Wow, bad level and will need serious help at this 
point.

Strength..............42      Luck................21      
HP....................357    Attack...................122
Agility...............63      Wisdom..............99      
MP....................168    Defense..................84

Level Note:  attack by 2, luck by 1 (what an unlucky bard), agility will go 
up by 3 per level.  Wisdom by 4, HP by 17, MP by 8, and
Defense by 2 per level.

Magic:

            MP    ~Lvl    Effect
Alakazam   100     ??     Teleport you from Dungeon or battle
Freezyr     25     ??     Mutes Enemy (waste of MP)
Narcosis    20     ??     Puts enemy to sleep but dont bother with it
Neuman      40     ??     Sometimes heals more than balm and sometimes not 
(healing is screwed up)
Panacea    150     40     Will heal entire party completely
Restore     80     23     Heals all but sucks (plain and simple, also costs 
too much)
Thyxaal    100     30's   Add strength for a single attacker for only one 
attack
Vilkyss     30     ??     Removes all status effects

F:  Kinsey

Description:  The pirate replacement for the mercenary who leaves (Rachel) 
and what a sorry replacement she is.  Kinsey is
SUPPOSED to replace Rachel but never will because she is WAY WEAKER.  Kinsey 
only gains 2 strength per level making her half
as atrong as Rachel would be at that level.  The only thing that works to 
her advantage is that she can equip the powerful
Odin's Blade (ATK +195).  But just think is you double the strength she has 
and adds the Odin's Blade....Watch out Vay Armor,
but alas it doesnt happen and you have another Lynx.  I say combine Lynx and 
Kinsey and you finally have a worthy attacker.
She also joins the party way too late and she never gets the chance to be 
developed in the game and you have to kind of rush
her levels all into 3 or 4 areas.  But now to her good points.  Her defense 
is through the roof and can epuip the awesome
plymetal armor, has high HP, and EXTREMELY high luck (whoopee).  But the 
high luck can make her double attack more often so
it almost evens out for her terrible attack.  She does have AlaKazam so make 
her escape from dungeons for you when you are weak.

Stats  (starts Level 33) Are they NUTS!!! This is way too low; she is almost 
useless at this point.

Strength..............66      Luck...............132      
HP...................627    Attack...................155
Agility...............99      Wisdom..............33      
MP...................165    Defense..................149

Level Note:  attack by 2, luck by 4 (this girl gets lucky), agility will go 
up by 3 per level.  Wisdom by 1, HP by 19, MP by 5,
and Defense by 3 per level.

Magic:

           MP    ~Lvl    Effect
Alakazam  100     ??     Teleport you from Dungeon or battle
Shock      15     ??     Lightning attack to 1 enemy (no point for her to 
have this)

IV.  Level Guide

WARNING!!!!  This may contain spoilers; not spoilers so much in plot but it 
tells you when your characters are coming and going so there
is not surprises.

Also these levels that are written here are the levels that my party was at 
when I entered the area and all levels I may have gained while
in that area are counted toward the next area.

A.  Start

             Level
Sandor:        1

When you start Sandor is a little wuss so you are gonna want to level him 
up.  A good idea is to start off leveling him one level next to
Lorath Castle and then move to the next town and buy some new armor.  Then 
get him up to level 5 whiles NEAR (but not in) Pauth Cave and
running back to town if your HP gets low.  Then when on 5 venture to the 
left, around the mountains, and up to the next town and but their
BETTER armor.  Then fight outside there for even more levels.

****specail note:  See hints section for items most likely missed when you 
FIRST START!!

B.  Pauth Cave

              LEVEL
Sandor:         8
Pottle:         2     (just thought I'd add him in here to show you what to 
get him at to prepare for next area)

After Pauth you need to make Pottle useful.  Take him to Smythe, buy him the 
best weapons and armor and then level him up a bit outside.
Then go to Gilan, activate the sequence, and go into the underground to 
fight the undead.  They will give the best experience for this area
but are much harder.  Give Pottle the silver knife to make him useful at low 
levels or give it to Sandor and let him kill.

C.  Fort Gilan

              Level
Sandor:        12
Pottle:        10

Your gonna need money for axes and filteration masks in the next area so go 
back to the underground and fight the undead for the best money.

D.  Droust Cave

             Level
Sandor:       13
Pottle:       11
Rachel:        8

Alright, I entered got Rachel and left to get her equipment since her 
starting stuff sucks.  I also leveled her up a bit then went BACK IN.
You may want to level up inside the cave leaving to heal in the town.

E.  Magmal

             Level
Sandor:        15
Pottle:        14
Rachel:        12

Before you enter the Hapies outside give you great experience when in pairs 
so get your levels up a bit out here first.  Just wait until the
last set gets up and you'll be fully healed. You really shouldn't take much 
damage from them though since Pottle should be able to take one
out alone and with Rachel and Sandor ganging the other they fall in 1 round 
and you dont get hurt.

F.  Kerzalt

             Level
Sandor:        16
Pottle:        15
Ranchel:       14
PJ:            16

Wow, I'm surprised.  PJ starts at a good level but its not good enough for 
the Wind Elemental fight.  This fight is tough at most levels.
To fight this enemy you need a lot of leveling when in Mt. Bole.  I always 
fight until Pottle and PJ both have Inferno and then go to Raxaal.
This makes Raxaal Cave a cake walk.

G.  Raxaal Cave

            Level
Sandor:       22
Pottle:       22
Rachel:       20
PJ:           22

Well, going through here is good for a level or so and if you feel spunky go 
fight in Mt. Bole some more for a few more levels.  This will help
with the upcoming fight.  For that you need luck, skill, and lots of 
supplies.

H.  Mt. Bole

             Level
Sandor:        23
Pottle:        23
Rachel:        21
PJ:            23

Well have fun with  the elemental, I hope your ready.

I.  Danek Base

             Level
Sandor:        24
Pottle:        24
Rachel:        23
PJ:            24

I didn't really level up much here.  Just make sure you bought all of the 
best stuff from the previous town from both weapon and armor shops
(yes there are 2 of each, one on either side).  Against the boss in here 
just have PJ use shock since he is mechanical, shock does only 20
less damage then L-Bolt here, and costs less so you wont run out of MP.  It 
shouldn't be a hard area.

J.  Dragon's Lair

             Level
Sandor:       27
Pottle:       27
Rachel:       26
PJ:           27

Outside the Dragon's Lair is an area with some really good experience and 
decent money.  Take this time to get up a bit.  Some of the battles
can give you over 1000 EXP so take advantage.

K. East Dragon Shrine

             Level
Sandor:        28
Pottle:        28
Rachel:        27
PJ:            28

Not much to do here.  Just go to the next area.

L.  Ice Tower

             Level
Sandor:        29
Pottle:        29
Rachel:        28
PJ:            29

You can fight in here to get some levels go for it.  They have some decent 
EXP in here and some of the fights can give you over 1000 EXP.
The Flame Edge is a MUST here and make sure you find the Plymetal armor in 
here.  Its the second strongest armor in the game (second only
to the Var Armor).

M. Water Shrine

             Level
Sandor:        30
Pottle:        30
Rachel:        29
PJ:            30

Well this ought to be the easiest area and and boss fight ever.  Just after 
you kill the boss take all of Pottle's equipment from him, trust me.
Don't worry though because there are no fights on the way out.  At this 
point if you  have been keeping pace with me on levels you should have
lots of money.  I know I had at least 120,000 at this time.  Make sure you 
buy a set of Plymetal Armor when you get to Hogshead and save it!!!
Never sell it, it will come in handy.  The reason to buy it now is because 
you have PLENTY of money now and later you will be really strapped
for cash .  All of the prices for weapons goes up in the  game but the money 
recieved from battle never goes up.

N.  Maytake's Cave

            Level
Sandor:       35
Rachel:       34
PJ:           35
Lynx          27

These levels are on the SECOND trip to Maytake's Cave when you have Lynx 
with you.  Right when you get Lynx he is terrible.  He is weaker
than or just as strong as PJ with the bow and be has a defense of about the 
same.  Lovely!!! A new character and he stinks.  Well, level
him up outside of town and head to Maytake's.

O.  Penan Castle

              Level
Sandor:         35
Rachel:         35
PJ:             35
Lynx            28

Just go through and don't get killed in the sewers.  The dragon at the end 
should be easy, just use L-Bolt.

P.  Treefall Village

                  Level
Sandor:         41
Rachel:          41
PJ:                41
Lynx             36

OK, here is the deal.  DON'T GO TO TREEFALL!!!  This may sound stupid but 
the boss has 2 ultra-gargoyles and if you arent ready for them
they will wipe you out.  The both use Inferno and have 5700 HP (the most HP 
for any boss yet and there is 2 of them).  So the trick is to
first go PAST Treefall and up to the big tree.  It will enter you into 
another area, go around that tree, and out to the world map agian.
Then head north-west to the town of Marl.  Spend the night and heal but DONT 
BUY ANYTHING.  Next go north some more and cross the bridge.
There are going to be some tough fights here but either run or just use 
Malybu or Inferno to take care of them.  Then go East to the town
of Penzance.  Here is where you buy the weapons.  Get a Laser Spear for Lynx 
and a Wisdom Staff for PJ.  With these Lynx finally has a
useful attack and PJ's magic now is AWESOME!!!  Then fight near Marl or go 
into Treefall to fight the soldiers for big EXP.  Once you have
leveled a bit go show those idiots who's boss.

****Boss tip:  Since these gus CAN give you trouble if not handled right 
I'll help you out.  First take out Commander Rosale because she
will heal the UG's.  I used a megaspark from PJ and then attacked her and 
she fell in the first round.  Then the trick is to pick on the
UG's one at a time.  Have PJ use Flame (yes flame, with the wisdom staff 
equipped it does a lot of damage and is the most economical).
and eveyone else attack the one PJ is.  Each UG should fall in 3 to 4 rounds 
each.

Q.  Fire Lake

             Level
Sandor:        46
Rachel:        46
PJ:            46
Lynx           42

OK, before entering Fire Lake you are gonna need a few things.  First, get 
Ice Sickles for both Lynx and Sandor.  Also get Sandor a Wind
Sword because you'll need the attack boost in the Root Route.  Buy Rachel 
all new stuff and get goin.  The only prob I ran into here is
that I spent too much money before I got here and didn't have the money for 
all this stuff.  So just fight some more until you have it all.
The Ice Sickles are the most important because the boss and enemies in Fire 
Lake are fire elements.  The Ice Sickles will do moer damage then
your strongest weapons.  BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY DONT SELL THE GOOD STUFF YOU 
JUST BOUGHT IN PENZANCE!!! You'll need that stuff for everything
after Fire Lake.  For the money just fight outside of Treefall and hope you 
get into fights with the Danek Soldiers (they have the best money).

******2 Important Things:

1.) Make sure you find the Lifestone in Fire Lake becasue there is only one 
of them in the game.  Its in the Top right corner.

2.)  After the fight with Igneus take all of Rachel's equipment off and then 
use an exit stone so that she doesnt get beat up.  And plus it was
a pain in the butt to get down there so I doubt you want to fight your way 
out again all beat up.  Its not worth it!!  Especially if you have my
levels

R.  Toth Shrine

             Level
Sandor:        47
PJ:            47
Lynx           43

Not much trouble here and not boss fight so stroll through and use your 
magic.  Decent experience so take you time if you want.  Have PJ use
flame on the enemies and things should be easy.  And to spoil the surprise 
you will get the vay armor down here so make sure you equip the Vay
Sword right afrer you get it.  Its the strongest in the game by HUNDREDS and 
its not even powered up!!!

S.  Marwick Castle

             Level
Sandor:        49
PJ:            49
Lynx           45

I say you do this place in 2 stages.  The first stage is the initial assault 
to get the items in the hidden room to the north on the second
floor.  After that leave and heal up since it may take a bit to get these 
items, get in a whole lot of fights, and it would be easier to just
use magic then replenish it.  After that its phase 2 and you just go in and 
kill em,  The boss is EASY!!! Just one megabolt and attack and its
over in 1 round maybe 2 if they are luck. : )

T.  Redcliff

             Level
Sandor:        50
PJ:            50
Lynx           47

Another area with no boss so just feel free to use magic.  There is some 
decent experience to be had in this area and it should be pretty easy
considering you have the Lase Spear and the enemies are mostly mecha ones.

U.  Charnel

              Level
Sandor:         53
PJ:             53
Lynx            50
Kinsey          38

OK, before you go here do what I did and get Kinsey up in Levels.  What was 
Working Designs thinking when they gave you Kinsey at level 33?
Who is actually at 33 at this point!!!  Just remember that around the area 
of Hectare there are Fleebags and IF you manage to kill one of these
buggers you get 30,000 EXP in one shot!!!  But dont worry about the ship 
Charnel, the enemies are easy and the boss is mecha so L-Bolt and
attack with Lynx and its over quick.

****Note:  Remember this area as one full of fleebags and come back here 
whenever you need levels (like right before Draktyr or before the 2nd
visit to Danek).  When you are a little stronger you should have no problem 
killing them (it is really easy after getting the Vay Armor).  Just
have Sandor attack, PJ use Thyxaal on Lynx, Lynx attack (he should do well 
over 6000 damage) and have Kinsey attack.  If your strong enough they
will die.  And if you wonder why not cast Thyxaal on Sandor and make it 
easy, don't try it.  Sandor attacks BEFORE PJ (at least in mine he did)
and most likely after one round a fleebag will run and your chance was 
blown.

V.  Danek (first visit)

             Level
Sandor:        54
PJ:            54
Lynx           51
Kinsey         39

Alright I split this into 2 different segments because it makes this area 
much easier.  The first trip should be used for levels, money, getting
Odin's Blades, and all of the items.  But I suggest that you DON't PUSH IT.  
These enemies are HARD and will kill you if you are low on HP and
MP.  Just break it up into as many raiding trips as you need and always use 
Kinsey's Alakazam to leave (it lets you explore farther without
worrying about saving energy for the trip out),  Just make sure you have the 
money to get the Goddess Cane for PJ and have enough of PJ's MP
for the trip back to town from Danek (the trip back can be dangerous if you 
fall up agianst the wrong set of enemies).

W.  Danek (second visit)

             Level
Sandor:        66
PJ:            66
Lynx           64
Kinsey         57

OK, this is a business trip.  Go in, get the Vay armor and get our or go to 
the Red Dragon and save before going to Draktyr.  Just make sure
you have plenty of Sirufa's Kisses from Fred and other healing items.  Ardor 
will be a difficult battle.

X.  Draktyr

             Level
Sandor:        66
PJ:            66
Lynx           64
Kinsey         57

Draktyr has some enemies that will kill you if your not careful.  There is a 
really good place for levels here.  As you journey through you
will encounter an area where there are 2 circles for HP and MP resoration.  
Fight here to your hearts content and get strong.  Now in Dractyr
there are 2 annoyances.  1 is the room with 27 doors and only 1 door moving 
you along.  The other is a series of annoying teleporters.
Because I'm nice and I dont want you to die, I am gonna help you out now:

1.) Doors:  The right door is the one 3 doors down to the right of the one 
you come in and in the top row.  Top Row, 3 over.

2.)  Teleporters.  A no nonsense, no BS way through but you may miss chests 
but too bad if you dont have a map like me.  Here you go:  Up, Down,
Left, Left, Right, Right into the far Right pod, Down and Left pod, Right, 
and Down.

Whenever in trouble around here just use Blitz, Malybu, or even Megablast 
(in an emergency) and you should be fine.  Remember, right before
Ardor there is a place that heals all of your characters (awww, isn't 
Working Designs nice?).  Good Luck, I'm sure you'll be fine.

Y.  End: Sadoul/Ardor

              Level
Sandor:         54
PJ:             54
Lynx            51
Kinsey          39

This is the end and you are right in front of Ardor/Sadoul.  These are my 
levels and because I'm nice I'll give you a sure-fire strategy to
beat him.

Strategy:

Sandor:  FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT.  Only make him heal if he will use a Goddess 
Love or Sirufa's Kiss that heals all the members completely.  Keep
the healing at a minimum since with the armor he is like a god.  In my game 
he was doing close to 300 dmage per attack.

PJ:  None of PJ's attack magic stands out as being great in this fight.  If 
you must make her use her attack magic then have her use flame to
conserve MP.  But the real strategy is to have her NEVER HEAL unless its to 
use a stardust on herself to fill her magic.  What she should do is
cast Thyxaal on Sandor every round.  This allows Sandor to do (at least for 
me) almost 1600 damage per attack.  This was easy for me since she
had something like 460 MP and I only had to restore MP after 4 rounds (so I 
never ran out of stardusts).

Lynx:  Attack with Beam Lance and use Panacea to heal or possibly an item if 
necessary

Kinsey:  Attack until someone is hurt and then heal with items.  She should 
be the primary healer since she does the least damage in this fight.

For me this fight only lasted about 2 or 3 minutes.  I used 3 Sirufa's 
Kisses, 3 Stardusts, Panacea once, and 1 Phoenix Heart.  Keep the
Phoenix Hearts for Sandor since normal healing items only have about 1/3 the 
effect.   Watch PJ and use Strange Brews and Herbal Extracts on her
when she is hit with Ardor's attack.  This thing deals over 600 damage to 
her and if your not at my level then I would say it could do close to
800.

Ardor/Sadoul Rundown:
1.)  Has a crippling physical attack that beats up everyone except Sandor.  
200-300 Damage to Sandor, 300-500 to Kinsey, 400-600 to Lynx, and
600-800 to PJ.  This is dependant on character level and the minimum is 
approx. what he did to my characters.

2.)  Uses Megablast to set up his physical attack.  This does approx 100-140 
damage to all and can really mess you up if your not careful.
He'll use this to lower the people down and then pick you off with his 
physical attack if your not ready for it.  The only good thing is that
he uses this attack probably 70-80 percent of the time (thats why your need 
Sirufa's Kisses).

3.)  He has just over 26,000 HP.  This is the only thing that drags the 
battle out, but what do you expect for a man who is over 1,000 years old.

****As a special note, dont fear dying once if you run out of all magic for 
PJ and Lynx and cant replenish it. Just die and the Lifestone will
bring your entire party back with full HP and MP.  So take a dive if you 
have to, just have everyone attack and dont heal until you die.

****Note 2:  If your really getting beat with your weaker characters then 
save the Phoenix Hearts for Sandor and let everyone else just die.
Most likely Sandor is the one taking the least amount of damage and probably 
doing the most.  So let everyone else die and have him use Phoenix
Hearts on himself to heal when he is low.

V.  Tips/Hints

A.  In the beginning of the game you see Sandor walk out of a secret room in 
the back of the throne room.  When you get control of him walk to
that room and run agianst the right side until you go through the wall and 
find a Long Sword, Pheonix Heart, and 1500 G.

B.  In the Jeffle tavern search the right wall and go through it to find 
some more items.

C.  Buy Plymetal armor early in Hogshead when you have money and when you 
get Kinsey give it to her.  Its the strongest armor so make sure she
has it.

D.  This I call the PJ evolution:
1.)  At first make sure she has a bow with her at all times.  Early on the 
enemies are weak enough that she can do decent damage and is a good
set up person.  Then right before a boss put a staff on her to give her the 
Wisdom boost and make her magic unstoppable.
2.)  Later in the game forget about the bows.  There is a definate point 
when PJ no longer should have a bow.  That point is when you get her
the Wisdom Staff and you are DONE Fire Lake.  In Fire Lake you definately 
need the bow because the low damage everyone else is doing makes her
useful.  After that just have her use flame and she will do 100-400 damage 
regularly.  Then right before the end level her up and she will have
no prob.  Considering that flame only takes 5 MP you may not even need to 
level up in some cases.

E.  Dont sell your Phoenix Hearts.  I know early on and later on when you 
need money the 5000 G is tempting but the do help agianst Sadoul.

F.  Make sure everyone has filteration masks when at Sirufa or those people 
without it will die.

G.  In Vaygess there is a chest on the right that is coupled by another and 
it is a gold vortex.  This chest will steal all of your gold so
dont open them.

H.  Also in Vaygess there is a chest in the back of the bar with a ton of 
money so get it and it will help with Lynx's bar tab.

I.  Always carry a lot of herbal extracts.  They are the best healing items 
to use before you get to bosses.

VI.  Conclusion

Well thats it for my guide.  It may or may not be helpful to people but I 
think that it should be helpful.  Just follow the levels and
strategies and you should be able to get through pretty easily.  If there is 
anything wlse you think that i could help with shoot me an email
with the the subject as "gametite: help".  Good luck with Vay and most of 
all have fun.

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