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                                         Tao
    
    FAQ/Walkthrough
    NES 1989
    
    Version:        1.0     released on the 28th of June 2011
    Author:         odino   http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/47976.html
    This guide is EXCLUSIVELY available at GameFAQs.
    
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    | 01.) Introduction                                              |   G0100   | 
    | 02.) Basics                                                    |   G0200   |
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    | 03.) Walkthrough                                               |   G0300   |
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    | 04.) Items                                                     |   G0400   |
    | 05.) Misc                                                      |   G0500   |
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    | YY.) Version History                                           |   GYY00   |
    | ZZ.) Credits & Thanks                                          |   GZZ00   |
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    01.)                    INTRODUCTION                                 G0100
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    Welcome to 'Tao' for the NES, released by Vap in 1989.
    
    The game was originally only released in Japan but thanks to a fan translation
    it is now available to play in English. You can head over to
    http://www.boojumsnark.com/ and get it. This walkthrough assumes the game is in
    English but if you do not mind the language barrier you can tackle it and use
    the walkthrough as a guide nonetheless.
    
    This walkthrough was written by snark at http://www.boojumsnark.com/ herself
    and I am simply an advocate to append GameFAQs-style formatting and post it
    there as she does not have her own account. I am grateful for her supplying the
    walkthrough but do want to point out that it is also available on her website.
    
    Suggestions, comments or errors - tell me about it. Enjoy!
    
    
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    02.)                    BASICS                                       G0200
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    Story:
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    This game is post-industrial apocalyptic fantasy about a red clad hero who
    develops an alter-ego named Tao who searches for the mysteries of existence
    while trying to prevent an apocalypse. Some of the names of town and events are
    based loosely on the quatrains of Nostradamus, e.g. the Grand Cross, Angolmois
    the King of Terror, and also based on Shingon Buddhism and other esoteric
    sects. Explore a futuristic and anachronistic world that has dinosaur and
    pterodactyls for transportation. Murder mystery, sci-fi, and occult overtones.
    Assemble 8 pieces of the trigram, and ather 7 chakra statues and 7 charms of
    the Star Lords of Ursa Major.
    
    
    Controls:
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    A, B and direction arrows are used.
    
    
    Actions:
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    Lips  - Speak
    Eye  - Look
    Case  - Inventory/Food
    Hand  - Take/Get
    Sword - Weapons
    Arrows - Return to Overworld
    Shoes - Escape
    Swords - Battle
    Coin  - Status
    Scroll - Sutra passwords
    Statue - Chakra figure
    Charms - Equip charms
    
    Status Counter tracks
     Skill 
     Power
     Psychic power
     Stamina
     Coin Loans 
     Life
     Trigram 
    
    
    Password function can be entered by pressing SELECT at the beginning. 
    
    
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    03.)                    WALKTHROUGH                                  G0300
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    Part I                                                               G0310
    
    "In the year one thousand nine hundred ninety nine, seventh month
    
    From the sky comes a Grand King of Frightening Power
    
    To resurrect the great king of Angolmois." -Nostradamus quatrain
    
    
    1st Town: Angolmois 
    
    The unnamed hero begins in his home town of Angolomois in 1999. A Huge crater
    has slammed into the forest, and the townspeople are concerned about the bad
    weather. The heliport is closed due to wind gusts, and the train station is
    closed from an earthquake. Talk to everyone in town. The museum fee is 15
    coins, and the Kadal Kajma shrine is 10 coins. (If you run out of money, your
    mother will give you 30 coins more after getting on to you.) See the professor,
    his assistant, and look at the strange fragment with 3 figures. The woman in
    the hut has a Manji altar to Mara, and asks you to pray to him every day.
    
    Below town is a forested area, where you can speak to more townspeople at the
    Wild Beast Crossing, and at the Master's House. He will tell you the riddle of
    "Future's way paved today" an anology of dawn and dusk, and tells you to seek
    the Ancient One.
    
    Visit the high priest in the Temple with the Tao symbol, and then enter the
    Temple Grounds, which is sacred to Mara. Speak to all the monks, and make sure
    to enter the waterfall of ascetics, an see the monk who is trying to enter
    Satori. The treasure house has a door of 5 gates that will open later. See the
    Head Priest and the mummified remains of Mara. The man near the waterfall
    speaks of reincarnation and 9 lives as an animal to become human. The other
    monks speak of Satori enlightenment and Buddha. Speak to the man inside the
    temple stupa twice until he tells you about the treasured Maha Mara Scroll.
    
    Leave and return towards the Master's house below town. Carry the old woman
    from the Wild Beast Crossing. (She will not take no for an answer.) Go back to
    the temple entrance and pay the 10 coin fee, and you will gain merit for your
    good deed. A strange demon appears and threatens to loot treasure. Go to the
    Temple Stupa to chase the demon. He enlarges and threatens to take your scroll.
    Talk to the monk in the building near the waterfall about the fate of animals
    and reincarnation.
    
    Visit the ascetic as he is finally able to achieve Satori and morphs into a
    bubbling fish. Visit the head priest, who says that the scroll was robbed from
    the house of 5 gates. He speaks to you of the trigram and the 8 elements that
    comprise it. Five are Wood, Earth, Fire, Metal, and Water. He gives you the
    first element, which is wood. He initiates you and begs you to retrieve the
    Maha Mara Sutra scroll. Speak to the other monks, and got to the treasure house
    of 5 gates. The monk speaks of Suzaku the guradian angel of the South who keeps
    the Scroll safe. The train station is now open. Ride the dinosaur to Moskva.
    
    
    2nd Town: Moskva
    
    The inhabitants are worried about the chickens and pigs that have run away, and
    the lightning that struck the cathedral. The monk tells you strange things have
    happened, and another man tells you the staion is a pig sty. The women in town
    haven given donations, and some of them tell you they don't beleive in God and
    do not want to give anymore to the Sister's Fund. The girl in the top left
    house complains that the cathedral is ruined, and the Sisters debt cannot be
    repaid. The cathedral is locked, but a noise is inside. One man tells you to
    see the mountain witch, who is an Itako, a blind spirit-medium. Go right or
    left to see her. A spooky idol of Mochonna is nearby, which natives say has
    become angry due to the weather.
    
    Climb Mt Osorezan, the Mountain of Fear and fight the mountain spirit. The
    Witch appears after the battle and rewards you with a Chakra statue carved by a
    monk from Bishmanda. The Ajna statue is the eye chakra and hits the brow. She
    lets you know that a wind blows in far off Khalibad. The prison below holds
    violent criminals, which is not important now. The building in the far right is
    a clinic that can heal you for 15 coins. Ride the dinosaur train to the desert
    town of Khalibad. Note: If you die the King of the underworld appears and
    reincarnates you, and you will return to Angolmois.
    
    
    3rd Town: Khalibad
     
    Talk to the desert native inside the hut that reminds you to fight and train to
    erase clouds from your soul, and the villager who tells you about the pain of
    rebirth. Talk to the man who gives you an old Japanese sword, and equip it.
    Speak to the natives about the development of Khalibad, the waste treatment
    plant, an earthquake, and missing herds of animals. A man tells you to stargaze
    in Om Temple. Go upward to Om temple and speak to the wealthy Rajah in the
    jeweled Turban who tells you about the rebirth of man and stars and shows you
    the constellation of Ursa Major. Go down and speak to the native girl in a hut
    about missing herds swept up by a tornado. Left is the massage master who will
    show you finger technique training for 20 coins, which should be done later.
    
    Downwards is the waste treatment plant, which you dont have a pass for. Right
    is Ridley tower. Go up and left back to the desert plain and talk to the
    villagers, who tell you about the lack of animals, cannibalism fears, and to
    watch birds high in the trees. Go up the ladder and talk to the odd chinaman,
    who tells you to go to the hunter's tent. The corner right is the hunter's tent
    who has no more animal skins. go outside and talk to the man about Genbu the
    Turtle who guards the Northern skies, and tells you to go to Turtle Rock.
    
    At Turtle rock, there is a girl who is being attacked by a three eyed lion.
    Beat the beast, and then she will give you a canteen in thanks and your merit
    will increase. Visit the hunter. Speak to him and look at his stack of cash.
    Try too take the cash and fight him. He tells you that professor Yabahama in
    Angolomois gave him the cash. Visit the odd Chinaman, who warns that bad people
    chase money. Return to Monkva, then Angolmois.
    
    
    Angolomois 
    
    Go to the professor's plase by the forest crater. The teary-eyed assistant
    reports that Professor Yabahama retired and started a new venture in Khalibad.
    
    He turns over an excavated treasure, which is an Omega candlestick. Return to
    Moskva.
    
    
    Moskva
    
    Visit the clinic and the Mountain witch, then return to Khalibad, and then go
    by rail to the new town, Crosston.
    
    
    4th Town: Crosston. 
    
    Crosston is a strange town filled with monks and a church by a graveyard. Jonas
    Spring in the center has a fountain where you can fill your canteen with water.
    The Heliport pad is closed. Speak to all the townspeople and visit the house to
    the far left of the spring. He is a monk from Kadalkajma that is looking for a
    messiah. Walk into the Salem Church and talk and look at the doorman who makes
    a joke about holy rollers. The inhabitants of the church crowd you and follow
    you around, make sure to talk and look at them all quickly. The bottom left
    area has a defected monk but in the corner above the closet, a floating soul
    speaks to you about the heart of the Cosmos and Heaven. Speak to the culty
    church members and walk to the organ. The comical organist has Groucho Marx
    glasses for sale at a 30 coin price. Buy them and he will ramble about
    Armageddon. The monk at the top tells you that he doesnt believe in rebirth
    because humans are born once. Look at the crucifix and speak to the man that is
    nearby it. Leave and go directly downward to the area pass the train rail.
    
    The three huts contain the psychic training master, a young man that speaks 7
    stars and the constellation Ursa Major. The upmost hut is the herbal druggist,
    who will be of great use later. Listen to his diatribe about the aura. Go to
    the leftmost home, and speak to the white-cloaked sister. She is upset about
    the cathedral, and hand you the brass key to it. Go on the rails back to
    Khalibad and then Moskva.
    
    
    Mosva
    
    Use the brass key to open the cathedral. Inside is a child ghost who cries
    about monsters, and a floating soul who speaks of the torments of hell.
    
    Look at them and the Master appears, and thanks you for your compassion. Take
    the Sahasra Chakra figure he gives you. he says that ghosts cannot enter
    Nirvana, and that they are deaf to prayers and the toll of the grave bells, and
    that the souls are torn between heaven and earth. Return to Crosston.
    
    
    Crosston
    
    Return to the cottage of the white robed sister. Ganesh appears and the Pink
    Elephant wants your life! Defeat him and the sister will share bad news.
    
    The Head monk at Kadalkajma has fallen ill at the loss of the scroll. Return to
    Kadalkajma to find out.
    
    
    Kadalkajma
    
    Go to the temple entrance and speak to the monk who tells you to get a potion
    for the sick high priest from the druggist.
    
    Crosston
    
    Ride the dino train back to Crosston and by the herb and instructions for 100
    coins. Return to Kadalkajma.
    
    Kadalkajma
    
    Show the entrance monk the herb tea, and give it to the monk for a merit. The
    monk is restored, but he wants to revive Mara. Go to the meditation house and
    give 10 coins to learn how to concentrate on 1 point focus for a gain in
    stamina. Go to Moskva.
    
    
    Moskva
    
    Heal at the clonic and visit the mountain witch. She talks to the spirits and
    says that the Mandarin Medallion revives Mara, and that a witness to a
    whirlwind was taken, and a cryptic remark about a spinning red swastika. Go to
    Khalibad.
    
    
    Khalibad
    
    Talk to the native girl that saw the tornado. She speaks to you about the
    animals being swept up to Tokyo to a hidden god. She is swept up to be
    sacrificed on Fear Mountain. The witch appears and warns of the god Mochona
    devouring sacrifices. She presents Yin Yang Seals, another treasure. The Master
    in Red appears next and warns you that heavens truth is not high on a building,
    and to find 3 jewels. Return immediately to Moskva.
    
    
    Moskva
    
    Drums beat on Mt of Fear and the girl is on the Altar to the god of the Cosmos
    Mochona. The god appears after you defeat the natives, and he has eight arms.
    Fight him and he is angry that you defy him, and fight him again. Professor
    Yabahama appears and stops you from defeating Mochona. He says that he could
    hear space aliens as a boy and climbed on top of a building and became
    possessed by an outer space god. He vows vengeance and leaves. The girl thanks
    you for saving her and gives you the Vishuda chakra statue. Go to Crosston and
    take the heliport pad to Kanbal.
    
    
    Kanbal
    
    Enter the hut of the monk who has a swastika or manji altar to Mara. Leave and
    get the flame bottle from the girl you saved from a Lion. she also tells you
    about a dragon lady that blows poison gas. A man warns that loans are Hell, and
    other people say to look for a Red Swastika, and that this land is home to the
    ancient one. The police station is nearby, as well as Sharky's Loan which is is
    not to be used unless repaid very soon. The building at the far left has a
    scarfaced fellow who sells you a machine gun for 500 coins. Take it! Go to the
    red Swastika Shrine, where the ancient one tells you that the 3 treasures are
    for sale. The man who sells you the gun warns that priests sell heaven. Go
    upward to the home of the Master. He tells you to train more and find 3
    treasures, but tells you that they are formless and to beware imitations.
    Return to Khalibad.
    
    
    Khalibad
    
    In Ridley Tower, a thug invites you to see the billionaire Ridley. Ridley needs
    you to find the 3 treasures and buy them for him. Take the money for an offer
    you cannot refuse. With 2000 coins in hand return to Kanbal.
    
    
    Kanbal
    
    Return to the Ancient One's Red Swastika shrine and buy the first of the
    treasures, a monks gold stole. He tells you to place it on the altar. Talk to
    the Ancient One again, and he tells you about the 3 treasures and speaks to
    lost souls. Equip it and go to the monks's hut. He gives you a brass incense
    burner which is another treasure, and tells you the 5 gates are open at
    Kadalkajma. Return to Angolmois.
    
    
    Angolmois
    
    Enter Kadalkajma shrine and go to the Treasure House. Suzaku the white crane
    guardian of the South, is facing North, which is puzzling. The monks tells you
    to speak to the Mountain witch. Go to Moskva.
    
    
    Moskva 
    
    The mountain witch says that the odd Chinaman found something terrible in the
    ground of Khalibad. Go to Khalibad.
    
    
    Khalibad
    
    Go to Turtle Rock, and find that Genbu the guardian of the North is facing
    South. Hmm... mysterious. Go to where the odd Chinaman was. A cop is there who
    complains about Poachers. Look at him and he tells you that smugglers escaped
    through a crossing, and dropped something. Try to take it. He thinks it is a
    bomb. Look at it. It has a note and postcard that says" A Grand Cross over Atra
    forest, a star falls." It is addressed to you! Look at it and take it. It is
    the Anhata chakra figure! Return to Angolmois.
    
    
    Angolmois. 
    
    Visit the fellow who saw the meteor and red fireballs. He tells you about a new
    museum exhibit. Enter the museum and see a mysterious artifact that was
    excavated from the crater. It is the Mandarin Medallion! Take it from the
    curator. Fight him, and notice his fangs. He dies, and an evil spirit is
    transferred from his body to the Mandarin Medallion. The girl tells you to
    escape as the police are coming. The policeman has a noose for you! Fight him
    but there are more whee he came from. When you run out of lives, you will be
    sentenced and incarcerated.
    
    
    Jail
    Inside you have been charged of robbery of the medallion and murder of the
    curator. Meet Oomoto Hajime, also known as First Born. This criminal tells you
    that Ridley still needs his favor, which is to become King of the World by
    taking the 3 treasures. He mentions a Histar Lord of Demons who tempted Ridley.
    
    He shows you a way out, provided you beat up the jailer. Voila! you are back in
    Moskva, near the Mountain of Fear. Go back to Angolmois.
    
    
    Part II                                                              G0320
    
    
    "Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers,
    The greater part of the battlefield will be against Histar."
                                          ---Nostradamus Quatrain
    
    Angolmois
    
    Go straight to the head monk of Kadalkajma and use the Medallion to revive
    Mara. Select the Medallion from the weapons, and revive Mara of 8 virtues. He
    tells a sad tale of how his disciples betrayed him, and the meal of poison he
    ate to mummify himself. He speaks of the Mara Sutra scroll, and how it was
    rewritten by other people's hands. For 500 years he slept in an urn, and he
    presents it to you as a gift. It disintigrates, and Mara tells you to fly to
    Tokyo via Kanbal and visit Mirokuji temple. Visit the Treasure house for a box
    of incense for the 5th trigram piece. With the medallion in battle you can
    transform into a demon and become TAO to defeat monsters. Go to Kanbal and fly
    to Tokyo.
    
    
    Tokyo
    
    The enemies of Tokyo city are tough. Watch out for the scarfaced city dweller
    who fights you. A cop tells you that a cult bought up the area. In the middle
    of the city a hidden gang member tells you that the Heaven's Treasure sect is a
    cult. Look at him and he said that those who says Amitaba are fools. A boy
    tells you that the Ancient One is delusional, and in the upper left hand corner
    an organic store sells vegetables, Miroku Buns and Kannon Tea. The building
    flanked by trees is the headquarters of the Mercury Gang. in the upper right
    corner is a compound for the Zen sect Heaven's treasure. The man beleives that
    the leader is divine. A townsperson tells you to buy charms uptown. The Red
    building is home to a monk that sells you the Amita disc. The strange disc
    promises to make your dream come true. the monk chants Amitaba. Leave and go
    left to the Amulet Charm house. The kimono cald lady tells you to buy a charm
    to receive the grace of Lord Raum. Buy a Tonrou charm for wealth, and a Komon
    charm for spririts. She tells you that the charms open a path back to Raum and
    waken the Ancestor Spirit.
    
    
    Go left and visit the man who speaks of a prophet beyond the Orient. Go to
    Mirokuji temple, and lesson to the secret teaching of the Lord Raum who gave
    birth to 96 billion souls 6 billion years ago. He speaks of Raum as the origin
    and Mother of all souls and a great cataclylsm and 3 gems are awarded to he who
    diverts the apocalypse. Return to the Mercury Gang. The members speak of their
    leader who has gone astray and a female member bades you to find him in
    Crosston. Go to Crosston.
    
    
    Crosston. 
    Go to the spring. A cop tells you to stand back. A monk chants 'Nam Amida and
    screams murderer! A Buddha's brow is gushing blood. A cop tells you that the
    Mercury gang leader first born is responsible for killing the Buddha. He gets a
    report that the meteor expert is missing. Go to Kanbal.
    
    
    Kanbal
    
    A townsperson reminds you that the 3 gems are formless. Equip the Komon charm
    inside the altar hut in Kanbal. The Ancestor Spirit leaves the beads of Kukai
    for you, which can be used to evade enemies. Inside Kanbal the cop wonders what
    the Amita Disc is for, as it is really an animal eye encased in plastic. Go to
    Moskva
    
    
    Moskva
    
    See the moutain witch who tells you that the 7 star lords of Ursa Major give
    power, which would be in the charms.
    
    
    Angolmois
    
    Go to the cabin of the boy who saw the meteor. Enemies are especially tough
    now, try to avoid the disembodied souls for now. Inside a forest demon tells
    you to hand over the Medallion as Lord Histar has descended to the Earth and
    fallen into the crater. The boy in the rice hat returns. Look at him, and take
    the Amita Disc. The boy said that he took it to make wishes come true, and he
    saw one at Salem Church. Go to Crosston.
    
    
    Crosston. 
    
    Inside Salem Church, talk to the organist. He has transformed into a neon
    Octopus! Defeat him, and take his Amita Disc. He awakes from a trance and tells
    you that First Born saw his Mother's grave, and to visit the Psychic Master.
    The psychic master below the church transforms into a blue beetle. Fight him.
    Then he tells you about the Amita disc that first Born gave him at his mother's
    grave. He speaks to you about using the disc, and how he was unskilled in the
    way of 1 point, and the mark of his eyebrow. He warns about the Disc. He
    teaches you his method and gives you the Manipura chakra figure and tells you
    to fly to Bishmanda from Tokyo. In the next hut visit the man who talks about
    constellation. He tells you about a planetary alignment on August 1999, a Grand
    cross of planets that conjuncts one point, which signifies disaster. Buy nectar
    and citron bodhi fruit from the druggist to restore your life. Fly to Tokyo.
    
    
    Tokyo.
    
    Get the charm of Rokuzon to heal sickness and the charm of Bunkyo to give
    insight. Go to Khalibad.
    
    
    Khalibad
    
    Go to Om Temple. Speak to the Turbaned Potentate and he will show you a scroll
    of escaping death and rebirth.Look at it twice, and talk to him twice. It is
    the Mara Sutra scroll! Fight the Rajah. He speaks of Karma and looks at your
    heavenly Bunkyo scroll. He is now Mahikale! Defeat him and take the Mara Sutra
    scroll and read it. Go to Moskva.
    
    
    Moskva
    Speak to the mountain witch in Moskva and listen to her song "Kagome" Bird when
    will you fly? Dawn dusk Crane Turtle Front Back.The century ends with a true
    prophet. This cryptic verse is of importance later. Go to Angolmois.
    
    
    Angolmois
    Go to Kadalkajma shrine. The monks will talk about the 3 gems. Go to the monk
    in the house near the waterfall. He will tell you that the Mara Sutra is a
    scrap of paper and that truth is 3 gems. Talk to Mara. He will tell you the
    path of 3 gems is ancient and that Confucious Lao Tzu and Christ walked that
    path and found 3 gems and returned to Raum the mother. And the Sutras and
    Scriptures are the same. Mara warns that teachings in this age are corrupt and
    warped. Go to the ascetic's waterfall. The man under the waterfall says that to
    find 3 gems the way must open. The doors of five gates: the eye nose ears and
    mouth, and a 5th portal which is the way to Heaven. Fly to Tokyo via the
    heliport in Bishmanda, or fly via Tokyo.
    
    
    Bishmanda
    
    Enter the first red Torii gate to the left, and see the pale woman who cannot
    speak. Look at her and see her thirst. She calls out for water.Enter the golden
    city of Bishmanda pagoda. Go to the top right ladder and enter the far right
    door. A sweaty monk is meditating for one week. Go left and talk to the monk
    who tells you to open the hearts eye. Go down and enter the right pagoda. A
    smoking girl tells you it is a girls' only tower. Look and see that she is the
    Dragon lady the girl in Kanbal spoke of. Take something from her, and she will
    be ready to fight. On her defeat she hands you a liter of poison gas, and tells
    you to remember the world Isshikanten. The monks that walk around the pagoda
    tell you that 4 princes of Hell guard Histar. The man in red is the Master who
    tells you that the 3rd eye of man is clouded by delusions. Enter the left
    pagoda and take the Yaksha Demoness Vajra and equip it, he tells you that the
    3rd eye's vision can be restored. Go to the top left ladder. go to the far left
    and speak to the native who says that the Amita disc is Evil, and that god
    masquerades as Satan in Heaven's Treasure Cult. Walk right to the Odd Peddler,
    who went down to Emma-Oh's hell and brought back a Mirror of Deeds that
    reflects back the vices of lost souls. Go up the ladder to the middle pagoda.
    The left monk tells you that Raum delivers souls, and the right monk is rather
    strange. He is old, with a pit in his head where a jewel should be. He tells
    you that wickedness leads to the Apocalypse, and that evil sprits roam freely.
    look at him and leave. Go out and back to the thirsty woman. give her the
    canteen. She tell you that the rainwater dried up. she is afraid of the Amita
    disc, and tells you that Histar has 3 eyes. She tells you that his magic swept
    up the animals, and that their 3rd eyes were harbested and placed in the Amita
    discs for sale. Histar placed the 3rd eye in First Born, but it did not work as
    planned. she goes on to say that the Amita disc flashes lightning and shows
    Histar's true nature. She gives you a grenade! Fly to Tokyo.
    
    
    Tokyo
    
    Go to the invisible gangster and talk to him and look. He smokes and gives you
    a lighter. Talk to him again and he tells you that "Isshikanten", the Dragon
    Lady's word is a spell for the way of one point. Fly to Kanbal.
    
    
    Kanbal
    
    Talk to the girl. She gives you green gel to freeze enemies. Talk to the cop,
    who tells you that First Born was killed and a animal eye encased in plastic
    was driven into his head. Fly back to Bishmanda.
    
    
    Bishmanda
    
    Go back to the sweaty monk who asks you to wash his back. Wash his back for a
    merit. He notices you have his Chakra statues that he carved. He gives you a
    treasure which is the Alpha candlestick. He tells you to listen at a Torii to
    hear about the Messiah. He tells you to avert the Apocalypse by finding the 3
    jewels. Return to the Torii with the woman outside of Bishmanda. She tells you
    to find 3 treasures and open the mind's eye and that the trigram has 3 great
    lights. she tells you that the 3 Jewels are in paradise and a secret doctrine
    of Tennen Kobutsu, the Old Buddha. Fly to Tokyo.
    
    
    Tokyo
    
    Get the Rencho and Bukyo charm. Go to the Mercury gang headquarters and tak to
    Yoshiko, who is Firstborn's daughter. Go to Crosston.
    
    
    Crosston
    
    Talk to the old monk that moved to Salem Church. He learns that Tennen Kobutsu
    is Messiah and in returns gives you the Swajista chakra figure. He lets you
    know that First Born's wife is in terrible health since he has been murdered.
    Go to Angolmois.
    
    
    Angolmois
    
    In the Kadlkajma shrine, talk to the monk in the Temple Stupa, who tells you
    that Old Buddha opens the Mind's Eye. Talk to the monk in the top right house.
    He says that the Minds eye is the door and that truth was not here. Talk to the
    sweeping monk near the treasure house and see the apparation that tells you not
    to meditate for Satori enlightenment. Go to Crosston.
    
    
    Crosston
    
    Talk to the Doorman at Salem Church, and listen to him speak of the esoteric
    kanji studies of Earth and the King of the World, and the invisible door of one
    point. Talk to his assistant and listen to his story of Jesus on the cross and
    the one point conjunction to the Heavenly Palace. Speak to the sisters about
    the Old Buddha being Messiah and the monk who repeats this. Speaks to the monks
    next to the crucifix who speaks of the doorman and the Heavenly Kingdom. Fly to
    Tokyo.
    
    Tokyo
    
    Go to the Mercury Gang hide out. Talk to First Born's widow and look at her and
    speak again. Yoshiko is kidnapped. The gang leader comes in and helps the old
    woman who faints. He tells you to give her nectar. Give the woman nectar for a
    merit. The gangster tells you that she was not Yoshiko's real mother, and talk
    to the girl in the compund who was her friend. The man is worried inside the
    compound because his daughter transformed into a demon. Defeat Ganesh and speak
    to the girl. Look at her and take her Amita disc. She tells you to find Yoshiko
    inside the Heaven's Treasure Temple and to use the Chakra figures. Go to the
    Heaven's Treasure temple and speak to the monk. He tells you that he is sold
    out of discs. Fight him, and cosmos god Mochona appears telling you that you
    are bad for his business. Defeat him and Yabahama tells you that luck and
    granting wishes is his business and he and Mochona morph and disappear. A door
    appears with no lock.
    
    The girl told you to use a Chakra figure, and many of the monks spoke of the
    minds eye which is the Ajna Chakra. Use it to open the door and take the urn of
    incense. The path ahead is the Heaven's Treasure Crypt.
    
    
    Heaven's Treasure Crypt
    
    This spooky place is lined in smoky red. Go to the immediate left. The witch is
    there and she shows you 3 figures inside the fragment that professor Yabahama
    found. It looks like it has a diagram with demons springing from it. Use the
    medallion and defeat it for Histar's mask and fly to Bishmanda.
    
    
    Bishmanda 
    
    Go to the middle pagoda and speak to the wizened old man. He tell you that
    scrolls and souls are the same, and that many thousand pray in vain. Look at
    him and he shows a gold object. He says that many gaze up at the way and that
    the Spirit and Sutra are illusory gains. The next monk says that the Mind's eye
    opens the gate which name is door, and that this gate is in the mind.The odd
    peddler says that there are 3 treasures and the Heaven's treasure cult conceals
    them. Return to the Heaven's Treasure Crypt in Tokyo.
    
    
    Tokyo
    
    Inside the Heaven's treasure Crypt. Venture further and the woman will return
    you by wind magic to the charm shop for all 7 charms. Get the Hagun charm to
    ward off evil spirits. Return and the witch will say that your father left a
    Demon Sword below. Go ahead and the witch will give you a forgotten pass. Then
    she will say a crytpic remark, Tendou beetle heaven's passage and that Jesus
    points the way. Fly to Kanbal and then Crosston.
    
    
    Crosston. 
    
    Go to Salem church and see the Crucifix. Look at it and find the Tendou beetle
    or "Heaven's beetle" which is a ladybug with 7 spots. A riddle is spoken about
    6 points on the beetle, with 1 point added by God. The shell cracks lady bug
    fly home on the way of 1 point. then speak to the mustachio'd monk who says
    "Future's way Paved Today" and tells you to go to the old sage master at Wild
    beast Crossing. Go to Angolmois.
    
    
    Angolmois
    
    Go below in the forest to the Master. He explains the riddle. Road of Dawn is 3
    Gems, and the Road of Dusk is Death, and to die is to go to Heaven in peace.He
    gives you the last figure the Muladra chakra statue and tells you that the Old
    Buddha is the Buddha of Truth. Go to Moskva.
    
    
    Moskva
    Go to the top house is to the right and go inside. the Figure of Death is
    inside. Defeat it ans a monk tells you that sin is hatred. Go to Khalibad.
    
    Go to Khalibad. 
    
    
    Khalibad
    In Om Temple the man says rebirth will happen in Paradise. Go to the Waste
    treatment Plant below and give the man a pass. Speak to him about toxic waste,
    and he will say that your items are contaminated. Give him your flask, and he
    morphs into the witch. The witch gives you clear stream water to rain down on
    Histar! Go to Kanbal and get the aromatic spray from the girl. Fly to
    Bishmanda.
    
    
    Bishmanda 
    
    Speak to the Master in red. He tells you that beyond Darkness in Paradise and
    light dispels darkness. He gives you a flashlight. Go to Tokyo.
    
    
    Tokyo
    
    Go back to the crypt. The witch says pass by, pass by, the narrow path to
    Heaven. Go up and a Shiba dog is given to you as a companion. Return and the
    man will tell you about a 108 pound gold Buddha that will not budge. If you
    speak to the souls, use a Histar mask or hagun amulet to evade them. Ridley
    awaits above. Defeat his and he turns into a red angry soul that the dog will
    scare away. Or you can use the Hagun charm. Above is Yoshiko who is glad you
    have all 7 charms. she tells you to pass by pass by the path of Terror. She
    also tells you she is to be sacrificed as Histar's bride. Defeat Ridley a
    fierce guardian of Hell. Yoshiko collapses and bods you to find Histar's
    central lair. Go forward into the red pit of boiling blood and lava, past the
    crucified skeletons and descend into the inner sanctum.
    
    
    Heaven's Treasure Crypt. 
    
    Use the flashlight, as it has a longer range than the lighter. Go far right and
    up through the crypt. Formidable monsters lurk in the dead ends. Avoid a set of
    stairs after going outside (does this area of Tokyo look familiar?) above
    Mirokuji that are inside the next crypt that are directly above one another.
    One is a passage to Moskva and the one below goes out of the closet in Salem
    Church. Go through the crypt until you reach a tiled central blue and gold
    area. Take the bottom stairs. Go through the blue ice glass to the left and
    speak to the odd Chinaman! He knew your father and he gives you a Demon Sword.
    He tells you that 1 point cuts evil also. Go back the way you came and go up to
    the first set of stairs in the tiled area.Go on the topmost set of stairs.
    
    
    Final Boss
    
    Fight Mochona. Fight Mahikale who says Crane Turtle all must die! Watch the
    evolution of the buzzdevil into wingdevil and horndevil and whipdevil. Defeat
    it. Defeat Ridley the gurdian of the 4 Celestial Kings of Hell. The witch
    appears and laughs that the 4 Celestial emperors will appear. Fight Varama,
    Yadana, Darama, and the Magus Devana Emperor. The last sings verse from a
    childrens lullaby, "The mountain temple bell rings, we all go home."
    
    
    Histar's Central Lair
     
    Fight the Gold Gohonzon Buddha, who is Histar. It bades you to bow down and
    worship it so that it may grant your earthly desires. Defeat it and the head
    splits in two, revealing a red glowing star. Defeat it.
    
    Histar is revealed as a red disc, fed by crackling pulses of lightning energy.
    It says it is immortal and that it lives in perpetual bliss, and it owns the
    Universe. Throw holy water on it, and it dissolves and shrieks and gives up the
    3 gems. The Amita disc reveals Histar's evil nature. The area is now a colorful
    paradise, and the Crane and Turtle Kagome song plays. The monk says that the
    Earth has cracked. The sage says that the 3 gems are a vessel of truth.
    
    The witch tells you that your ancestors smile and that you are in Heaven.
    Ganesh is glad that he has found the way. Yoshiko notes that you have the
    charms and gives you Raum's ray of light and bids you to return. Your mother is
    glad that you were speaking the truth, and the ascetic monk from the waterfall
    says that Satori has opened and effort is futile. Mara tells you that you have
    reached salvation.
    
    Go off the screen. It is now black and the song continues. A bird in a cage
    appears. The North and South pole shift occurs, which is signified by the
    reversal of the Crane and Turtle on Judgement day. The bird flies from the cage
    and the song continues about Crane and Turtle. The old Buddha Tennen Kobutsu
    appears and grants the 3 gems and opens the one point way. The treasures appear
    and the end credits roll. Congratulations! :)
    
    
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    04.)                    ITEMS                                        G0400
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    Food:
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    Miroku Bun - increases skill
    
    Kannon tea - increases psychic power
    
    Vegetable  - increases stamina
    
    Nectar     - increase life
    
    Citron     - increase life
     
    Water      - drink or can be given to others
    
    
    Weapons:
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    Fists
    Old Sword
    Machine gun
    Grenade
    Yasha Vajra
    Demon sword
    Medallion (to change into TAO)
    
    
    Bottles:
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    Yellow    - Fire flames on enemies
    Blue      - Gas choke
    Green Gel - Freeze enemies
    Red Spray - Melt enemies
    
    
    Quest Items:
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    Beads
    Brass key 
    Clear stream Water
    Flashlight
    Gold Stole
    Groucho Marx glasses
    Histar Mask 
    Lighter
    Lighter 
    Mirror 
    Pass
    Stole
    Urn 
    
    
    Figures:
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    One for each chakra:
    
    1. Ajna eye
    2. sahasra brow
    3. Vishuda throat 
    4. anhata heart
    5. Manipura solar plex
    6. Swajista sacrum 
    7. muladra base
    
    
    Charms:
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    One for Each star of Ursa Major. 
    
    1. Tonrou - wealth use in battle for more gold the star Dhube
    2. Komon - spirits. The star Merak. 
    3. Rokuzon - health use in battle for life gain. The star Phecda. 
    4. Bunkyo - Insight. The star Megrez.
    5. Rencho - find friendship. The star Alioth. 
    6. Bukyo Warrior spirit use in battle for more skill. The star Mizar
    7. Hagun Repels enemies use in battle to make them forgive you and leave. The
       star Al Kaid. 
    
    Trigram: Find all 8 treasured pieces. 
    
    
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    05.)                    MISC                                         G0500
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    Three Treasures: Three gems of buddhism
    Isshikanten: Way of One point
    Tendou the way of Heaven.
    Kukai a monk of Shingon Buddhism, also known as Kobo Daishi. 
    
    
    Lyrics from Fiery sunset:
    
    "Fiery Sunset"
    
    The day ends with a fiery sunset
    
    The mountain temple's bell rings
    
    Let everyone go home, hand in hand
    
    
    Lyrics from Kagome:
    
    "Kagome kagome, the bird in the cage,
    
    Will you come out?
    
    In the evening of the dawn,
    
    the crane and turtle fell
    
    Who stands before you now?
    
    
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    v1.0     First release (28th of June 2011)
    
    
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