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    Faxanadu
    Version: Final - September 19, 2001
    Creator:  Ed Osciak III
    Alias:  Psycho0022
    Platform:  Nintendo Entertainment System
    Email:  manji37@hotmail.com
    
    
    Copyright 2001, Ed Osciak III
    This walkthrough may not be changed, reproduced, or printed in any form 
    without the author's expressed permission.  This FAQ is owned and made 
    by me.  Feel free to print out and distribute this FAQ as long as 
    nothing is changed.
    
    
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    CONTENTS
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    Section  1:  Game Introduction     
    Section  2:  Returning To A Previous Game
    Section  3:  The Character's Title Rank
    Section  4:  Weapons
    Section  5:  Armor 
    Section  6:  Shields
    Section  7:  Magic
    Section  8:  Items
    Section  9:  Magic Item (Player Items)
    Section 10:  Limited Powerups
    Section 11:  Shops
    Section 12:  The Monster List
    Section 13:  Walkthrough
      
      +  Eilos:  Home Sweet Home?
         *  The Road To Apolune
    
      +  Apolune
         *  The Road to the Tower of Trunk
         *  The Tower of Trunk
         *  Obtaining the Magic Shield and Death Magic
         *  The Road to Forepaw
    
      +  Forepaw
         *  The Quest of the Three Springs
         *  The Tower of Fortress
         *  The Spring in the Sky
         *  The Tower of Fortress Revisited
         *  The Tower of Undiscovered Spring
         *  The Road to Mascon
    
      +  Mascon:  The Misty Town
         *  The Tower of Unlimited Red Potions (optional)
         *  The Road to the Tower of Suffer
         *  The Tower of Suffer
         *  The Road to Victim
    
      +  Victim
         *  The Path to the Fire Magician
         *  Journey to the Tower of Mist
         *  The Tower of Mist
         *  Obtaining the Ace Key
         *  The Road to Conflate
    
      +  Conflate
         *  Retrieving the Battle Helmet
         *  Retrieving the Battle Suit
         *  Discovering the Magic Rod
         *  The Road to Daybreak
    
      +  Daybreak:  The Border Town
         *  Going back to Conflate (Dwarf Ring)
         *  Traveling Back to Daybreak
         *  Journey to the Tower of Fraternal
         *  The Tower of Fraternal
         *  The Castle of Fraternal
         *  Retrieving the Dragon Slayer
         *  Revisiting The Guru of Fraternal
         *  The Journey to Dartmoor
    
      +  Dartmoor:  The Evil Town
         *  The Road to Evil Fortress
         *  The Evil Fortress:  Final Battleground 
    
    Section 14:  Acknowledgments
    
    
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    GAME INTRODUCTION
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         The Elf town, Eolis, was once a town boasting peace and prosperity.  
    Yet, now it is on the verge of destruction.  Meteorites are raining down 
    upon the World Tree and crazed monsters have take the opportunity to run 
    amuck.  Wells are drying up and people are in the grips of fear.
    
         To restore peace again, someone has to penetrate the giant World 
    Tree and overthrow the Evil One that lives in the Evil Fortress.  This 
    is where you come in.  You have been on a long journey.  You come to 
    find that it is almost deserted.  Many men have been sent out but nobody 
    has ever returned.  You are the last hope of restoring peace and 
    prosperity to your home town as well as returning order and peace to the 
    World Tree.
    
    
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    RETURNING TO A PREVIOUS GAME
    ============================
    
         Usually in each town, there is a Guru who will mediate with you by 
    chanting a Mantra.  This will be in the form of a password so be sure to 
    write it down for future reference.  Be sure to remember the location of 
    every Guru that you meet so that you will know where to save when you 
    need it most.
    
         When you have decided to continue you progress, via a password, the 
    experience that your character receives will be at the lowest point for 
    the last title rank earned.  Also, your golds will be dictated by your 
    title rank as well.  (See Section 3 for Conversions)  However, you will 
    be able to keep any items that you have acquired in the previous game.  
    In other words, try to use as much golds as you can if you are obtaining 
    a password before turning the game off!
    
    
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    THE CHARACTER'S TITLE RANK
    ==========================
    
         Your character's Title Rank is related to how many monsters have 
    been disposed of.  Each monster that you encounter throughout the game 
    will give your player a certain amount of experience points when 
    defeated.  To gain a new Title Rank, you will have to attain enough 
    experience points that each Title Rank demands.  When you have gained 
    enough experience points for a new Title Rank, enter a Guru's Church or 
    Shrine so he can appoint you a new Title Rank.  Make sure you live up to 
    it.
    
         Below are the Title Ranks that can be obtained, the amount of 
    experience points needed to obtain them, and the Golds that are given 
    when returning to a previous game:
    
    TITLE RANK               EXPERIENCE               GOLDS UPON RETURN
    
    Novice                     -                        -
    Aspirant                  1000                      500              
    Battler                   2200                      800
    Fighter                   3500                     1200
    Adept                     4800                     1600
    Chevalier                 6200                     2100
    Veteran                   8000                     2800
    Warrior                  10000                     3500
    Swordsman                12500                     4300
    Hero                     15000                     5200
    Soldier                  18000                     6200
    Myrmidon                 22000                     7500
    Champion                 26000                     9000
    Superhero                30000                    10500
    Paladin                  35000                    13000
    Lord                     45000                    15000
    
    
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    WEAPONS
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         You will not be able to do any damage to any of the monsters of 
    Faxanadu if you are unarmed.  Once you have obtained a weapon, you will 
    have to equip it before you can use it.  Here is a rundown of the 
    weapons that can be used and obtained:
    
    HAND DAGGER:  This weapon may have the least power of all the weapons 
    that can be obtained but it is the first one you will come across.  This 
    dagger also has the shortest reach.
    
    LONG SWORD:  This weapon will deal twice the amount of damage than the 
    Hand Dagger to any monster.  Also, the Long Sword sports twice the reach 
    of the Hand Dagger.
    
    GIANT BLADE:  This three-pronged sword is 50% more powerful than the 
    Long Sword and is the strongest weapon that Golds can buy.
    
    DRAGON SLAYER:  This sword is the most powerful weapon in the World of 
    Faxanadu.  The Evil One cannot be defeated without it and it requires 
    two hands to wield.
    
    
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    ARMOR
    =====
    
         You will not be able to get very far without armor to protect you 
    from enemy attacks.  Once you have obtained a piece of armor, you will 
    have to equip it so that you can wear it.  Here is a rundown of the 
    armor that is available to you:
    
    LEATHER JERKIN:  When you enter into the world of Faxanadu, this is the 
    armor that you will be wearing.  This armor provides minimum protection 
    from damage inflicted by monsters.
    
    STUDDED MAIL:  This armor will reduce the damage inflicted by enemy 
    monsters by about 5%.
    
    FULL PLATE:  This armor, when worn, will cover your entire body.  It is 
    twice as strong as the studded mail and will reduce the damage inflicted 
    by enemy monsters by about 10%.
    
    BATTLE SUIT:  This armor must be retrieved in the game and is designed 
    for fighting.  This is the strongest armor available and will reduce the 
    damage inflicted by enemy monsters by about 20%.
    
    
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    SHIELDS
    =======
    
         Wearing armor may protect you from physical attacks but it will not 
    protect you from magical attacks.  Buying and equipping a shield will 
    help absorb some of the damage dwelt by enemy magic attacks.  Here is a 
    rundown of the shields that can be obtained:
    
    SMALL SHIELD:  This shield will be able to absorb half of the enemy 
    monsters' magic attacks.
    
    LARGE SHIELD:  This shield will be able to absorb approximately 75% of 
    the enemy monsters' magic attacks.
    
    MAGIC SHIELD:  This magnificent shield will be able to absorb 
    approximately 90% of the enemy monsters' magic attacks.
    
    BATTLE HELMET:  This helmet not only looks great but will absorb 
    approximately 95% of the enemy monsters' magic attacks.
    
    
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    MAGIC
    =====
    
         There are five types of magic that can be learned in the World 
    Tree.  After buying and learning a magic, be sure to select it in the 
    sub menu in order to use/perform it.  Here is a list of the types of 
    magic that exist in Faxanadu:
    
    DELUGE:  This magic is the least powerful magic.  However, it is good 
    for taking out aerial enemies the buzz around.
    
    FIRE:  This magic is 150% more powerful than the power of Deluge.  
    However, it works the same way that Deluge does in the form of a 
    fireball but pack more of a wallop.
    
    THUNDER:  This form of magic is 400% more powerful than the power of 
    Deluge.  However, when an enemy is hit by this, they will be propelled 
    away from you.
    
    DEATH:  When this magic is used, you will launch a deadly spike ball 
    which will destroy anything in it path.  It is also 600% more powerful 
    than the power of Deluge.
    
    TILTE:  The most powerful magic that Golds can buy.  Emitting this will 
    send a small fire out that will then explode at a 45 degree angle that 
    will cut anything in it's path.  It has been dubbed the magic of curses 
    and is superior to all other forms of magic.
    
    
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    ITEMS
    =====
    
    RED POTION:  Taking one of these potions will completely restore your 
    health meter.  They can be found mostly in every town's Hardware Store.
    
    MATTOCK:  This tool will be able to destroy certain man made wall that 
    impede your progress.
    
    WING BOOTS:  Putting on these boots will allow you to fl through the air 
    in order to get to those hard to reach places.
    
    KEYS:  You will need these to open special doors.  There are five types 
    of keys:  Jack, Queen, King, Ace, and Joker.
    
    HOUR GLASS:  This nifty little item will stop the movement of all enemy 
    monsters for a short period of time, allowing you to sneak right past 
    them!
    
    
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    MAGIC ITEMS (PLAYER ITEMS)
    ==========================
    
         These items are magical in nature but when collected will show up 
    on the "PLAYER" sub menu.  These items will automatically work when they 
    have to just by possessing them in your collection.  Here is a list of 
    the magic items that you can obtain:
    
    SAPPHIRE RING:  This is otherwise known as the Elf Ring.  It will 
    identify you as a member of Eilos.
    
    RUBY RING:  With this ring in possession, you will gain the strength to 
    be able to move rocks with ease.
    
    SAPPHIRE RING:  This is otherwise known as the DWARF RING and will allow 
    you to enter the Tower of Fraternal.
    
    DEMON'S RING:  This ring will allow you to enter the Evil Fortress.  A 
    guru is waiting to give it to you in the Castle of Fraternal.
    
    ELIXIR:  If you die while carrying on of these, the medicine in the 
    Elixir will automatically fully restore your health meter and magic 
    pool.
    
    MAGICAL ROD:  This rod will automatically make your magic attacks more 
    potent.
    
    PENDANT:  Wearing the pendant will automatically strengthen the 
    offensive power of your weapons.
    
    BLACK ONYX:  Having this stone in possession will reduce bodily harm 
    caused by enemy monsters' attacks.
    
    
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    LIMITED POWERUPS
    ===============
    
         The following powerups will take effect immediately when picked up 
    and will last for a short period of time:
    
    GLOVE:  Picking up the Glove will give you more offensive attacking 
    power with weapon strikes.
    
    OINTMENT:  Picking up the Ointment will render you invulnerable from 
    enemy monster attacks.
    
    POISON:  Touching this will decrease your health meter by a fixed 
    amount.  Try to steer clear of it like the plague.
    
    
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    SHOPS
    =====
    
    
         Every time you enter into a town, you will be able to visit the 
    shops that are scattered about.  Below is a description of the 
    characteristics that portray each place in town:
    
    PALACE:  This is the place where the King resides in the town of Eilos.  
    This also the place where the King gives you Golds, and where the 
    journey begins.
    
    GURU'S CHURCH/SHRINE:  A place where you can save your progress via 
    mantra (password) and where a new Title Rank can also be granted.
    
    GYMNASIUM #1 (Eilos):  A martial arts dojo which will teach you in 
    weapon usage.  Training here will also restore most of your health 
    meter.
    
    GYMNASIUM #2 (Eilos):  A magic dojo which will enlighten you in magic 
    usage.  Enlightenment will also restore most of your mana pool.
    
    SALOON (Wine Bottle):  A place where you can talk to the local 
    townspeople in order to learn important information.
    
    HOSPITAL (Medical Cross):  For a small fee, the doctor will offer you a 
    treatment here which will fully restore both your magic pool and health 
    meter.
    
    HOUSES (Cabin Sign):  A good place to gain the latest gossip from the 
    local townspeople as well.
    
    HARDWARE STORE (Shield/Sword):  A tool shop where you can buy and sell 
    weapons, shield, items, etc.
    
    FOOD SHOP (Bread/Meat):  When you eat the dried meat bought here, you 
    magic pool and health meter will be restored by approximately 40%.
    
    KEY SHOP (Key):  Here, you can but and sell special keys that will be 
    needed to unlock those specially marked doors.
    
    
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    THE MONSTER LIST
    ================
    
         Throughout the World Tree of Faxanadu, you will have to battle 
    thorough many crazed and disturbed monsters that are under the Evil 
    One's influence.  To make matters worse, they are all intent to impede 
    your quest for peace and prosperity.  Some enemy monsters will leave 
    food when defeated while others will leave Golds.  However, disposing of 
    any monster will yield valuable experience points.  Here is a breakdown 
    of every enemy monster that appears in the World Tree and the amount of 
    experience and gold/food that they leave you when it is defeated.  
    
    SKULL HEAD:  This is the first monster that you get to sink your blade 
    into.  Its attack is that it will do a triple jump attack into you.  
    Nail it when it lands.
    EXPERIENCE:  20pts.                    GOLDS:  59g.
    
    SPIKED CRAWLER:  This creature will spin around towards you and try to 
    poke you.  Either use Deluge to defeat them in the early going or simply 
    jump over them.
    EXPERIENCE:  30pts.                    FOOD:  5% health increase
    
    ZOMBIE:  This monster is blue colored and will simply try to walk into 
    you.  They are basically just walking around aimlessly.
    EXPERIENCE:  25pts.
    
    HUMAN GARGOYLE:  This creature will run around back and forth.  If you 
    approach it, it will try to jump over you and run you over from behind 
    you.  When you walk toward him, he will leap over you.  Turn around and 
    attack with your blade.  When it hops over you again, repeat this 
    process to defeat it.
    EXPERIENCE:  55pts.                    GOLDS:  100g.
    
    FROGMAN:  The frogman will actually be able to leap higher than the 
    Gargoyle can.  They will float in the air a little bit longer too.  Use 
    the same tactics as you did with the Human Gargoyle but the timing of 
    your attack is a tad slower.
    EXPERIENCE:  33pts.                    GOLDS:  100g.
    
    DWARF (sub-boss):  This enemy is quite huge and will usually fly around.  
    When it lands, it will usually flap it's wings together to project five 
    fireballs at you in succession.  Your best bet with this enemy monster 
    is to use magic at a safe distance until you get a decent sword and 
    shield later on in the game.
    EXPERIENCE:  90pts.                    GOLDS:  720g.
    
    DEATH ANGEL:  This little pest will fly around in a pre-determined 
    pattern and will try to slice you with a sickle that this entity 
    carries.  Simply discover the pattern and strike when they stop in 
    place.
    EXPERIENCE:  25pts.                    FOOD:  5% health increase
    
    ASIAN ZOMBIE:  Like their Zombie counterparts, they pretty much walk 
    around aimlessly and try to walk into you.  Also, they wear the hat that 
    Raiden of Mortal Kombat made famous.
    EXPERIENCE:  26pts.                    FOOD:  5% health increase
    
    WHITE MAGE:  This enemy will take a couple of step towards you and will 
    then try to take you out by projecting a deluge fireball at you.  Try to 
    take them out as quickly as possible.
    EXPERIENCE:  65pts.                    GOLDS:  115g.
    
    HORNETS:  These insects will fly around in a strange pattern but are not 
    as precise as Dark Angels.  They sting you hard and fast.  Eventually, 
    (pardon the pun) they will make a b-line towards you.  Take this 
    opportunity to strike.
    EXPERIENCE:  25pts.                    GOLDS:  53g.
    
    WHITE COBRA (sub-boss):  This deadly snake is twice the size of you.  
    Its only weakness is that big cobra head.  just don't let the cobra get 
    close and continually target the head to defeat it by jump striking.
    EXPERIENCE:  75pts.                    GOLDS:  224g.
    
    ROCK VAULTER:  This creature uses a devise that drops rocks down from 
    above.  It is best to avoid the rocks and try to move past it by going 
    underneath of it.  The best way to attack him is to get behind him.  
    Otherwise, avoid the rocks at all costs.  It should be known that only 
    magic attacks will defeat him.
    EXPERIENCE:  80pts.
    
    DWARF KNIGHTS:  This monster carries a shield and a sword and is the 
    same size as you.  Basically, they will walk up to you with no fear and 
    lounge at you.  To destroy this monster, simply stand still and attack 
    with your sword.  If you move while striking, he will hit you more times 
    than not.
    EXPERIENCE:  58pts.                    GOLDS: 150g.
    
    DRAGON SERPENTS:  These dragons will be there as a nuisance to block 
    your path.  They will just hover up and down.  Walk up to them and poke 
    them a couple of times.
    EXPERIENCE:  35pts.                    FOOD:  10% health increase
    
    QUADAPUS:  This four legged creature is two times the size of you and 
    striking at its long legs is no good.  Instead, the head is the only 
    sure shot.  Keep knocking this creature back with jumping sword attacks 
    so you don't get trampled.
    EXPERIENCE:  120pts.                   GOLD:  480g.
    
    VOODOO MAGES:  These pesky humans should be disposed off as soon as they 
    are seen!  They will bang their charms and the screen will flash causing 
    damage to you.  They are just about the strongest magic users in the 
    game and the only way to defend against their curse magic is to kill 
    them.
    EXPERIENCE:  13pts.                    GOLDS:  100g.
    
    DARK MAGE:  This magic user can appear anywhere on the screen and will 
    launch a smaller version of death magic at you. When and if he appears 
    in front of you, let him have it with the blade of your sword.
    EXPERIENCE:  62pts.                    GOLDS:  200g.
    
    BLUE ANGELS:  They like to fly around like Hornets and will try to bump 
    into you.  Swing away with your sword attack to bring them down.
    EXPERIENCE:  35pts.                    GOLDS:  56g.
    
    FLYING SQUID:  Why these creatures have a Merlin looking hat on, I'll 
    never know but they move horizontally back and forth and slow down from 
    time to time.  Stand in one place and strike when they get close.
    EXPERIENCE:  30pts.                    FOOD:  15% health increase
    
    CRYSTAL BALL SEAL:  Definitely one of the weirdest monsters in the game.  
    This magical creature has a crystal ball for a head and a Merlin hat for 
    a body.  An excellent source of food.  They will slink towards you.  
    When they get close, let them have it with your sword attack.
    EXPERIENCE:  30pts.                    FOOD:  15% health increase
    
    HORNET SWARMS:  These insects attack you by swooping down and triple 
    stinging you.  There is really nothing you can do but swing away with 
    your sword attack until they are defeated.  They usually like to attack 
    when you are on a ladder.
    EXPERIENCE:  29pts.                    GOLDS:  115g.
    
    FEMALE MAGES:  The humans will walk right up to you in an evening gown 
    type attire and cast a smaller version of death magic against you.  Just 
    block their death projectile and swing away with your sword.
    EXPERIENCE:  10pts.                    GOLDS:  120g.
    
    TAURUS:  This monster is half man, half bull.  The Taurus will just 
    stand there waiting for you to approach.  When you do, the Taurus will 
    try to spear you by charging at you.  When it does, spear the bull 
    instead, Ole!
    EXPERIENCE:  45pts.                    GOLDS:  90g.
    
    HAWK MAN:  This creature is half man, have hawk.  It will wait for you 
    to get close and will jump the whole length of the screen vertically to 
    escape.  When it lands, attack and conquer.
    EXPERIENCE:  35pts.                    GOLDS:  56g.
    
    GLADIATORS:  These warriors are well armored and swing around a ball and 
    mace.  They will usually try to jump at you in order to smack you upside 
    the head.  To dispose of this threat, try to use your sword while 
    hopping at them, or wait patiently to attack them when they land from 
    their hop.
    EXPERIENCE:  84pts.                    GOLDS:  180g.
    
    VOODOO MASK WARRIORS:  These monsters sport a cool looking tribal mask 
    and are not afraid to take a run at you.  To defeat them, simply stand 
    in place and attack so that they will run right into your sword.
    EXPERIENCE:  40pts.                    GOLDS:  78g.
    
    RIOT GUARD:  This heavily armored skeleton will simply walk up to you 
    with his shield to protect it and a spear pointed at you like a joust.  
    To defeat it, stand in place and attack with your sword when it comes 
    into range.
    EXPERIENCE:  49pts.                    GOLDS:  190g.
    
    BONE DEMON DOG (sub-boss):  This monster is a pretty cool monster to 
    look at.  His basic attack is to jump back and forth over you.  Also, he 
    will try to crush you when he lands.  To defeat it, let him jump over 
    you and when he lands, use your sword attack.  Timing is everything.
    EXPERIENCE:  158pts.                    GOLDS:  440g.
    
    DUCKMAN:  This creature waddles around and jump attacks you with its 
    beak.  To dispose of this monster, use you sword strike when the enemy 
    gets in close.
    EXPERIENCE:  48pts.                    GOLDS:  128g.
    
    TIKI STATUE:  This one-eyed freak with huge choppers will appear out of 
    nowhere by burrowing above ground.  So watch where you tread.  A couple 
    of sword attacks will do the trick.
    EXPERIENCE:  15pts.                    GOLDS:  120g.
    
    CROCODILE MAN:  This croc will move their head back and forth a lot.  Be 
    careful, if you get too close to them, they will charge you and take a 
    bite out of your behind.  When they decide to take a run at you, sword 
    attack them and they will be the hunted.
    EXPERIENCE:  58pts.                    GOLDS:  98g.
    
    DEATH NEST (sub-boss):  this fowl monster is usually attached to the 
    ceiling and will emit usually three white ghosts at a time to attack 
    you.  This monster is best to run from but if you must kill it then go 
    right ahead.  Use your Tilte Magic to dispose of the nest.
    EXPERIENCE:  84pts.                    GOLDS:  512g.
    
    KING DWARF:  This monster is huge and has twice the wing span of a 
    normal Dwarf.  He will fly real high, but when he lands, attack him with 
    your sword once.  Then brace yourself for a fury of rapid fireballs.  
    One of the most powerful monsters in the game.
    ITEM GIVEN:  Dragon Slayer Sword
    
    THE EVIL ONE:  ?  ?  ?
    EXPERIENCE:  N/A                       GOLDS:  N/A
    
    
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    WALKTHROUGH  
    ===========
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    EOLIS: Home Sweet Home?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    HERO:  "I've been on a long journey.  I came back to my home town to 
    find it is almost deserted.  The gate is closed, people are gone, and 
    the walls are crumbling.  I wonder what happened?"
    
         After a short cut scene, Walk to the right and hit up to go through 
    the door to enter the town of Eolis.  When you are in town, talk to the 
    first guy that you see and he will tell you to see the king immediately 
    even though you have just arrived.  Now, walk past two doors to the left 
    and speak to the woman who is pacing about outside of the Church.  She 
    will instruct you to see the Guru before you speak to the King.  Then, 
    enter through the door into the Church to see the Guru and speak to him.  
    He will give you the ELF RING which will identify you as a citizen of 
    Eolis.
    
         Exit the Church and continue walking to the left.  Then, jump over 
    the two Spiked Crawlers and continue to the left.  There will be a total 
    of four to jump over.  Finally, when you see the guard outside of the 
    castle, talk to him and he will state that the King is waiting for you 
    inside.  Enter the castle by using the door.  Go to the left and speak 
    with the King.  He will state that disaster has befallen us.  The Elf 
    fountain water, which is our life source has stopped.  You are the last 
    hope.  then, he will provide you with 1500 Golds to begin your long and 
    dangerous journey with.  Exit the castle and walk to the right to where 
    you must visit the Shops.
    
         The first shop that you will come to is the Martial Arts Dojo.  For 
    200 Golds, you will be taught how to fight.  If you decide to take him 
    up on the offer, your health meter will be replenished by 70%.  The next 
    shop to the right will be the Magic Dojo.  For 200 Golds, you will be 
    taught how to use magic.  If you decide to take him up on the offer, 
    your magic pool will be replenished by about 70%.  Then, walk to the 
    right and hop over the four Spiked Crawlers.  If you talk to the man 
    outside smoking a pipe, he will ask if you have a weapon for fighting.  
    This is your next task.
    
         Enter the next door to the right and you will be in the Hardware 
    Store.  Talk to the Tool Man and this is what you will be able to 
    purchase in the town of Eolis:
    
    Hand Dagger                              400
    Red Potion                               160
    Elixir                                   320   
    Deluge (Magic)                           400
    
         You definitely want to buy the hand Dagger for a weapon and the 
    Deluge for magic usage.  Do not forget to equip them when you exit the 
    store.  Also, you will want to pick up an Elixir as well.  This will 
    leave you with 380 Golds.  Exit this store and proceed to the right, to 
    the door to the right.  Enter the Key Shop and talk to the Locksmith.  
    These are the types of Keys that you will be able to buy in Eolis:
    
    Key J(ack)                              100
    
         You definitely want to purchase one of these because you will need 
    it to exit town.  Finally, walk to the right and walk by the Church and 
    enter the shop to the right.  In this final shop, which is the Food 
    Shop, the butcher will sell Dried Meat to bring energy for 50 Golds.  Do 
    this three times to fully replenish your health and magic pool.  Each 
    time you eat, both your health meter and magic pool will be restored by 
    approximately 40%.  Cheaper then the dojos!  This should leave you with 
    130 Golds.  Now, you are prepared to proceed on this journey.
    
         Talk to the citizen of Eolis which is walking to the right and he 
    will tell you to go straight ahead and you'll find the town of Apolune.  
    Continue to the right and take out the Skull Head who is guarding the 
    door.  Then, take the Jack Key out of you inventory and use it on the 
    door to exit the town of Eolis.
    
    
    *******************
    THE ROAD TO APOLUNE
    *******************
    
         When you leave the town of Eolis, you will have to fend off a Skull 
    Head.  Continue to the right.  Next up are two Skull Heads.  One is 
    lurking on the ground and one will hop down to join the fight.  Defeat 
    them and continue to the right.  Then, you will have to defend against 
    two Spiked Crawlers and one Skull Head will join the fray.  Use your 
    magic attack of Deluge against the Spiked Crawlers and dagger attack 
    against the Skull Head.  Now, continue on to the right.  Lastly, you 
    will have to defeat a Spiked Crawler and another Skull Head.  After 
    destroying them, make your way up by climbing up the six ladders to the 
    right and head on up.
    
         When you arrive at the top of the mountain, the Skull Head will 
    usually jump off the cliff to the left leaving you with a Spiked Crawler 
    to contend with.  Use Deluge Magic and be done with it.  Then, continue 
    to the right.  On this stage, you will have to destroy two more Skull 
    Heads.  Take them out and move on.  Now, you will meet Zombies that are 
    moping around.  Use your dagger attack on the Zombie on the ground and 
    climb up the ladder to defeat the other Zombie.  Then, you may enter the 
    Hardware Shop on the outskirts of Apolune to the left.
    
         Talk to the Tool Man and he'll show you what you can purchase.  You 
    will not be able to afford these items this early in the game but they 
    are very useful.  We will come back to this shop a little later, so 
    remember where it is at.  Here is what you'll be able to buy later:
    
    Magic Shield                            7600
    Death (Magic)                          12500
    
         When you exit this shop, you will have to fend off that Zombie 
    again.  Continue to the right.  Here, you will have to kill one more 
    Zombie and one more Spiked Crawler.  After defeating them, head right 
    through the arced gate and you will enter the town of Apolune.
    
    
    +++++++
    APOLUNE
    +++++++
    
         When you first enter Apolune, talk to the woman that is pacing back 
    and forth.  She will state that there are Dwarfs all over in the Tower 
    of Trunk.  Go out of town, turn right and go straight, then you'll find 
    the Tower of Trunk.  This is your next destination but shop around the 
    town first.
    
         You should first stop in the Hardware Store.  Talk to the Tool Man 
    is he'll show you what you will be able to buy in Apolune:
    
    Small Shield                             800
    Hand Dagger                              500
    Deluge (Magic)                           500
    Red Potion                               300
    
         You definitely want to purchase the Small Shield and a couple of 
    Red Potions.  If you do not have enough Golds, then kill more monsters 
    before proceeding.  When you buy the Small Shield, do not forget to 
    equip it.  Otherwise, it is useless.  Then, enter the Key Shop to the 
    right and talk to the Locksmith.  These are the Keys that you will be 
    able to purchase in Apolune:
    
    Key J(ack)                               140
    
         You definitely want to purchase a Jack Key because you will need it 
    to open the door that leads into the Tower of Trunk.  The next door to 
    the right is the Saloon.  Talk to the townspeople to learn more about 
    your next quest.  Exit the Saloon and go into the Church to the right if 
    you have gained enough experience for a new Title Rank.  The Guru will 
    give you a new Title Rank the first time you talk to him.  If you talk 
    to him again, he will give you a mantra (password).  After writing down 
    the password, exit and head to the Hospital to the right.
    
         After entering the Hospital, talk to the nurse and the doctor.  The 
    doctor will ask if you need a treatment.  It is 250 Golds.  If you 
    accept to get a treatment, your health meter and magic pool will be 
    fully recharged.  Exit the Hospital and go through the door to the right 
    and talk to more townspeople.  They will give you more information about 
    your next quest.  When you are ready to proceed and have all the items 
    described above, exit the town to the right.
    
    
    ******************************
    THE ROAD TO THE TOWER OF TRUNK
    ******************************
    
         When you head out to the right, you will have to defeat a Zombie on 
    the ground and also the Skull Head that jumps in.  Proceed to the right 
    where you will have to kill off two more Skull Heads.  Then continue to 
    the right where a Skull Head and a Spiked Crawler will try to stop your 
    progress.  Finally, when you head to the right, you will have to take 
    out another Skull Head and another Spiked Crawler.  Here is also where 
    the Tower of Trunk resides.  Take out the Jack Key from your item 
    inventory and use it to enter the Tower of Trunk.
    
    
    ******************
    THE TOWER OF TRUNK
    ******************
    
         Now that you are in the Tower of Trunk, a Skull Head is there to 
    welcome you and two Spiked Crawlers are on the top ledges.  Take out the 
    Skull Head and move on to the right.  Then, you will have to fend off 
    another jumping Skull Head.  There is a ladder if you want to take out 
    the two Spiked Crawlers.  Otherwise, proceed to the right.  Then, defeat 
    another Skull Head and then head up the ladder which is to the right.  
    Use your Deluge Magic on the unsuspecting Spiked Crawler and hop across 
    the gaps to the next ladder on the left.  Climb up this ladder.
    
         Here, there will be a Human Gargoyle running back and forth.  Jump 
    down and hit him with your dagger attack each time he lands.  Then move 
    forward to the right where there is another Human Gargoyle to play with.  
    Keep going to the right and get ready to battle on more Human Gargoyle.  
    Next, climb up the ladder to the right and take out the Spiked Crawler 
    with your Deluge Magic.  Then climb up the ladder to the next floor.
    
         When you reach this floor, there will be two Spiked Crawlers (one 
    straight ahead, one above you) and a Frogman to squash.  Take out the 
    Spiked Crawler with a jumping dagger attack and stand where it used to 
    be.  Then, as the Frogman jumps towards you, thrust at it with your 
    dagger.  Finally, proceed to the right.  This scene is kinda set up like 
    the last one but the Spiked Crawlers are on the floor.  Defeat them 
    first and then squash the Frogman to move on to fight with the first 
    sub-boss, the Dwarf.
    
    DWARF BATTLE:  This monster is real easy to defeat.  He will fly real 
    high and then swoop down low to fire off five fireballs at you from his 
    mouth in one second bursts.  However, they will never touch you.  Stand 
    on the top ledge on the bottom, pretty much where you walked in and fire 
    off 13 shots of your Deluge Magic to get the job done.  When the Dwarf 
    is defeated, it will leave you with the MATTOCK.  
    
         Now, head back the way you came, battling monsters along the way 
    and go into the town of Apolune.  Talk to the Guru to obtain a new title 
    and also get a mantra while you are there.  Do not forget to write down 
    the password.  Your next quest is a side quest to obtain the Magic 
    Shield and learn the power of Death Magic.
    
    
    ***************************************************
    OBTAINING THE MAGIC SHIELD AND LEARNING DEATH MAGIC  
    ***************************************************
    
         This process will probably take you about an hour to accomplish but 
    it will make the game a heck of a lot easier.  After getting the Guru's 
    mantra, take a couple of Red potions and a Jack Key with you.  Re-enter 
    the Tower of Trunk and head back up to where those two Human Gargoyles 
    are lurking.  Keep fighting them by going back and forth between those 
    two screens until you have saved up 7500 Golds.  For each Human Gargoyle 
    killed, you will received a 100 Golds.  Then head back to the shop that 
    is on the outskirts of Apolune.  Purchase the Magic Shield from the 
    Toolman and equip it.  Then, save your progress with the Guru's mantra 
    at the Church in Apolune.  Write down the password and then hit reset on 
    your Nintendo.
    
         Now, use the Continue option and enter the password that the Guru 
    just gave you.  You should have anywhere from 1200 Golds to 3500 Golds 
    when you return depending on your Title Rank!  Then repeat the same 
    process described above until you have saved up 12500 Golds.  Then head 
    back to the outskirts of Apolune and enter that Hardware Shop again.  
    Purchase the Death Magic from the Toolman and equip it at your leisure.  
    Now you have the most powerful shield in the game and the second most 
    potent magic in the game!  Basically, you want to save Death Magic for 
    those big monsters like Dwarfs because it depletes your mana pool meter 
    about 15% for each usage.  Finally, save your progress with the Guru's 
    mantra at the Church in Apolune.  Write down the password and hit reset 
    on the Nintendo.  Then use the Continue option and enter the password 
    that the Guru just gave you.  Now you are ready to continue on your 
    dangerous journey!
    
    
    *******************
    THE ROAD TO FOREPAW 
    *******************
    
         Exit Apolune and walk to the right and kill any monster that dares 
    to cross your path.  When you get to the Tower of Trunk, continue your 
    quest by walking to the right.  Now, you will see a man-made wall.  Take 
    the Mattock out of your inventory and bring down the wall crumbling 
    down.  Then climb the ladder and then descend down the ladder to the 
    right and dagger attack the two hopping Skull Heads.  Next, climb the 
    ladder to the right and hop on the ladder above you that leads up 
    to...the next floor where you will have to defeat another Skull Head.
    
         The progress to the right, where you will have to contend with a 
    Skull Head and two Death Angels.  First, take down the hopping Skull.  
    Then, wait for the Death Angels to stop.  When they do for the brief 
    second, attack and conquer.  Now, climb up the ladder to the right and 
    then jump across the gap to the left.  When you walk to the left, you 
    will have to take out an Asian Zombie.  When you are finished with the 
    Zombie, hop to the left and climb up the ladder to fight...another Asian 
    Zombie!
    
         Notice on this screen that there is a GLOVE in the left hand 
    corner.  We are going to go retrieve it.  Crush the Asian Zombie and 
    walk to the right.  Then quickly climb up the ladder and make your way 
    to the left.  A White Mage will fire off a Deluge Shot at you but it 
    won't reach you in time.  Now, all that you have to do is to hop across 
    the gaps to the left.  Before you hop on the ledge with the Spiked 
    Crawler, take it out with your Deluge Magic.  Then hop across and touch 
    the GLOVE, which grants your more offensive power!  Next, head to the 
    right and take out that White Mage.  If he fires of a Deluge shot, 
    simply block it with your Magic Shield.  After, you take down the White 
    Mage, walk to the right where you will have to do battle with another 
    White Mage and a Dark Angel.  After the area is cleared, walk through 
    the arches to the right and enter the town of Forepaw.
    
    
    +++++++
    FOREPAW 
    +++++++
    
         When you first enter Forepaw, talk to the woman who is pacing back 
    and forth and she will acknowledge that you are in the town of Forepaw.  
    The first shop that you could enter to the right is the Food Shop.  The 
    Butcher will off to sell you Dried Meat to bring energy for 150 Golds.  
    I leave it up to you whether to eat or not.
    
         The shop to the right is the Hardware Store.  Talk to the Toolman 
    and this is what you will be able to purchase in the town of Forepaw:
    
    Long Sword                              1600
    Studded Mail                            2500
    Small Shield                            1100
    Red Potion                               400
    Wing Boots                              2800
    
         You definitely want to purchase a Long Sword, the Studded Mail, and 
    the Wing Boots.  the Long Sword will give you a better reach when 
    attacking monsters.  The Studded Mail will give you better resistance 
    against physical attacks.  You will find a pair of Wing Boots a little 
    later on but you will need the pair you just bought much sooner.  If you 
    have the Magic Shield, then there is no need to buy the Small Shield.  
    Finally, take the time to buy at least two Red Potions and do not forget 
    to equip the Studded Mail and the Long Sword when you exit the Hardware 
    Store.  Then walk into the Church to the right and obtain a new Title 
    Rank and/or a mantra.  Write it down and continue the quest.
    
         Your next quest will be revealed when you talk to the townsman that 
    is pacing to the right.  He will state that the water from 3 Springs 
    flows into the fountain.  You must find them and return the water to the 
    fountain.  The Hospital is to the right of the Church and it will cost 
    you 500 Golds if you need a treatment.  Also, speak with the nurse in 
    the hospital and she will reveal more information about your next quest.  
    If you enter the next house, the townsman will reveal a possible 
    location of one of the springs.
    
         Finally, enter the Key Shop to the right and talk to the Locksmith.  
    These are the Keys that you will be able to purchase in Forepaw:
    
    Key J(ack)                               200
    Key Q(ueen)                              500
    
         You will need to buy one of each type of Key.  Finally, before 
    setting out, you should have two keys, a pair of Wing Boots, and at 
    least two Red Potions.  Now you can proceed to the right.  Onward to 
    restore the three springs!
    
    
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    THE QUEST OF THE THREE SPRINGS
    ******************************
    
         Head out of town and stand above the ladder.  When the Death Angel 
    flies by, immediately use your sword.  The other two will stop for a 
    split second then move again.  If you've managed to get all three in 
    succession, an OINTMENT will appear above you.  Now head up the ladder 
    to the right by jumping to it and sang the OINTMENT to the left.  You 
    will not take any damage for a short period of time.  The, climb up the 
    ladder and watch out for the Death Angel that swoops down.  After 
    disposing of it, jump up to the ladder to the right and climb.  Usually, 
    the White Mage walks of the ledge to the left.  jump across the left and 
    make quick work of the White Mage.  Then hop across to the next ledge to 
    the left and walk left.  This is the entrance into the Tower of 
    Fortress.  Use you Jack Key to gain access to the tower.
    
    
    *****************
    TOWER OF FORTRESS
    *****************
    
         This tower is where the first Spring is located.  When you first 
    enter the tower, you will have to defeat two Frogmen.  Then move forward 
    to the right.  Here, you will have to contend with a White Mage.  Onward 
    to the right.  Now, you will have to battle two White Mages who will 
    start above you but will usually jump down to attack you.  Finish them 
    off and continue to the right.  Then, you can sword strike the Asian 
    Zombie on the ground, climb the ladder, and use your sword attack to 
    take out the two Spiked Crawlers instead of using your Deluge Magic!  
    Then jump to the next ledge to the left and walk left.  Stick it to the 
    two White Mages to knock them down a level and hop across the gap.  
    Finally, climb up the ladder to next floor.
    
         When you arrive up here, a Human Gargoyle will want to play with 
    you.  Proceed to the right after defeating it.  Jump sword strike to 
    conquer another Human Gargoyle and proceed to the right.  Do the same 
    thing to the next Human Gargoyle and attack the White Mage when it jumps 
    down.  You can either climb up the ladder or go to the right.  This is 
    where the path splits.  You will have to return here after retrieving 
    the Elixir.  Now go up the ladder and walk to the left.  Smack around 
    the White Mage with your sword attack and climb the ladder upstairs.
    
         When you arrive on this floor, take out the Human Gargoyle and the 
    White Mage.  Then, climb the ladder and walk left.  You will have to 
    defend against the Human Gargoyle on top but leave the one on the bottom 
    alone.  Besides, he is only guarding POISON.  Now hop the small gap to 
    the left and climb up the ladder.  When you get to the top, hop the 
    small ledge immediately to the right.  There will be two Hornet to 
    dispose of and a White Cobra.  Remember, the White Cobra's only weakness 
    is it's big head!  After disposing of these three formidable monsters, 
    climb the ladder to the right and proceed forward.  That music you hear 
    means that this is a sub-boss battle against the Rock Vaulter.
    
    ROCK VAULTER BATTLE:  immediately get across to the right side to avoid 
    the falling rocks and walk right.  Then hop up and climb the ladder and 
    grab the Elixir.  Now equip your Death Magic and inch your way to the 
    left.  You should appear behind the Rock Vaulter.  One shot of your 
    Death Magic will instantly kill this monster.  As a bonus, he will leave 
    you a pair of Wing Boots.  Pick them up and then back track to where the 
    path splits.  Remember, where you could go right or up the ladder?  In 
    case you do not remember, go left, down the ladder, right, down the 
    ladder, right, and here we are!
    
         I hope you've made it in one piece.  From here, defeat the White 
    Mage and Human Gargoyle.  Then proceed to the right.  You will have to 
    destroy a White Mage on the ground level and a Human Gargoyle that jumps 
    down.  Climb the ladder to the right, walk left, hop over the gap, and 
    climb another ladder to the left.  Here, you will have to fend off two 
    more human Gargoyles but there is a gap between you and them.  Use your 
    Deluge Magic to clear the path, hop over the gap, and then climb the 
    ladder to the right.
    
         When you reach the top, you will see the Guru that is standing next 
    to the Spring.  Walk to the left because he is above you.  When you see 
    this screen, there will be three Hornets to defeat.  After defeating 
    them, climb the ladder and hop the stair stones to the right.  Then, 
    talk to the Guru to the right who is standing by the Spring.  He will 
    ask you for an Elixir to revive the Spring of Trunk.  Give him the 
    Elixir and it will be done.  One down, two to go!
    
         From here, go left, down the ladder, right, down the ladder to the 
    right, and then walk left.  Take out the White Mage and Human Gargoyle 
    that reside here.  Then, proceed to the left.  You will have to battle 
    with another Human Gargoyle and continue to the left.  You will have to 
    destroy yet another Human Gargoyle.  After killing it, climb up the 
    ladder and defeat the Asian Zombie.  then, hop the gap to the left and 
    continue left.  Prepare to take on a big bad Dwarf or so he thinks!  
    However, this time only three direct hits from your Death Magic will 
    bring down this threat.  Or you can wait until he makes his way under 
    the ledge and hop over him to continue to the left.  Do the latter of 
    the two if your magic pool meter is low.  Here, you will see three 
    Hornets flying around.  Ignore them and talk to the Guru by entering the 
    shrine.  The Guru will advise you to go below the blue sky and you will 
    find a spring in the sky.  Exit the shrine and take the ladder down to 
    the left.  Do not touch the poison to the left and walk off the ledge to 
    the right and exit the Tower of Fortress.
    
         Now it is imperative that you head back to town to save your 
    progress by see the Guru in Forepaw.  Also, purchase about three Red 
    Potions in the Hardware Store and see the doctor in the Hospital for a 
    treatment if needed.  Finally, you will need to buy another Jack Key 
    from the Locksmith at the Key Shop.  You will need this key to get back 
    into the Tower of Fortress later on.  Did you write down the Guru's 
    mantra and maybe get a Title Rank change?  Excellent, time to find the 
    second Spring.
    
    
    *********************
    THE SPRING IN THE SKY
    *********************
    
         Exit the city of Forepaw to the right and climb down the ladder to 
    the right.  When you hit the ground, walk to the left and avoid the Dark 
    Angel.  Then, sword strike the White Mage to the left and descend the 
    ladder to deal with the Frogman hopping around.  Continue to the right.  
    Here, you will have to deal with a White Mage and a Dark Angel 
    fluttering around.  You cannot enter the Tower of Undiscovered Spring 
    yet because you do not possess the Joker Key yet.  Continue to the right 
    and defeat two more Frogmen.  Now is the time to use one of the two Wing 
    Boots that you have acquired in your inventory.
    
         Fly upwards straight up to the next screen.  Dark Angels will try 
    to clip you as you fly towards the opening upwards.  Dodge them as best 
    you can.  Then fly over the White Mage to the right and continue to fly 
    upwards.  Do you see where the Guru is standing?  Good, land on the 
    Spring to the left of him and speak to the Guru.  He will bring the 
    Spring back to life for you.  Talk to him again and he will tell you to 
    obtain the Joker Key from the Guru in the Tower of Fortress.  After 
    that, you can search for the Undiscovered Spring.  Two down, one two go!
    
         Now, head back to the town of Forepaw and seek treatment if needed.  
    Also, it is good to obtain a mantra from the Guru and stock up on a 
    couple of Red Potions if needed.  Make sure you have a Jack Key in your 
    inventory before setting out to revisit the Tower of Fortress.
    
    
    *******************************
    THE TOWER OF FORTRESS REVISITED
    *******************************
    
         Head out from town to the right and head back up to the Tower of 
    Fortress.  You will need the Jack Key to get back in.  When in the 
    tower, here is a quick reference on how to get back to the Guru.  Walk 
    right, right, right, climb up the ladder, hop across the gap to the left 
    and then walk left.  Next, hop across the gap and climb the ladder up, 
    climb the next ladder and hop the gap left and walk left, hop over the 
    Dwarf and proceed left.  Here, you shall find the Guru's shrine again.
    
         Enter the shrine and talk to the Guru to the left.  He will present 
    you with the Joker Key to open the Tower below the sky.  Now exit the 
    Tower of Fortress and  make you way down to the Tower of Undiscovered 
    Spring.  This tower houses the first spring.  Then use the Joker Key to 
    gain access.
    
    
    ********************************
    THE TOWER OF UNDISCOVERED SPRING
    ********************************
    
         When you enter this tower, you will have to fend off a Dwarf from 
    the get go.  Three direct hits from your Death Magic is all that is 
    needed to stop this threat.  Just stay away from the door when you are 
    casting your Death Magic or you might exit through the door.  that would 
    be bad because then you would have to see the Guru in the Tower of 
    Fortress again for another Joker Key.  When you have defeated the Dwarf, 
    proceed to the right and talk to the Guru and he will revive the 
    legendary first spring.  Speak with him again and he will give you the 
    RUBY RING, which will enable you to push the Rock away from the Fountain 
    below the entrance to the Tower of Fortress.  You will have to fight the 
    Dwarf one more time before exiting the Tower of Undiscovered Spring.
    
         Now head back to the town of Forepaw for the last time and get a 
    treatment from the doctor in the Hospital.  Also, talking to the Nurse 
    will reveal how to find the path to the Misty town of Mascon.  Do not 
    forget to obtain a mantra from the Guru in the Church.  Lastly, maintain 
    at least two Red Potions in your inventory.  Now you are prepared to set 
    out for the town of Mascon.  Move on out to the right.
    
    
    ******************
    THE ROAD TO MASCON
    ******************
    
         Walk right and stand where the ladder is.  When the Dark Angels 
    come into striking distance, sword strike away.  Then climb the ladder 
    to the left and hop onto the ladder to the left and hop onto the ladder 
    above it and climb.  Next, take out the Dark Angel and the White Mage 
    that hops down to join the fight and then walk to the left.  Defeat the 
    two White Mages and then walk to the left.  Jump on the fountain in the 
    middle of the screen that is now bursting with water and push against 
    the rock.  When it is moved, it will reveal a ladder to the left.  Climb 
    the ladder and use the Queen Key in your inventory to open the door to 
    the path to Mascon.
    
         When you enter this part of the game, it will be a little bit hard 
    to see anything because of all the mist.  Here, you will have to contend 
    with two Hornets and a White Mage.  After disposing of them, continue to 
    the left.  Then, you will have to defeat two more Hornets and another 
    White Mage.  Next, climb the ladder to the left and climb up the next 
    ladder to the left as well.  When you arrive upstairs, you will have to 
    defend against a Dwarf Knight and a Hornet.  After killing them, 
    continue to the right and prepare to smash another Dwarf Knight and two 
    more Hornets.  Proceed to the right.  Next up, you will have to destroy 
    two more Hornets and another Dwarf Knight.  Finally, hop on the ladder 
    and climb, then jump over the purple wall to the right and climb down 
    the ladder to enter the town of Mascon.
    
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    MASCON: THE MISTY TOWN
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    
         If you talk to the citizen who is pacing, he will inform you that 
    this is the misty town of Mascon.  Enter the Saloon to the left and talk 
    to the townspeople inside.  The female will speak of stores in 
    inconvenient locations.  You have already found the most important one.  
    The guy will speak of the meteorite and the poisoning of the water.  
    Exit this Saloon and proceed to the right.  The next shop you could 
    enter is the Food Shop.  The Butcher will offer to sell you Dried Meat 
    to bring energy for 180 Golds.  I leave it up to you whether to eat or 
    not.
    
         The next shop to the right is the Hardware Store.  Talk to the 
    Toolman and this is what you will be able to purchase in Mascon:
    
    Large Shield                            3500
    Thunder (Magic)                         1200
    Mattock                                  800
    Red Potion                                600
    
         You definitely want to buy the Thunder Magic just to have in your 
    inventory.  Also, make sure you have at least two Red Potions in your 
    inventory before proceeding.  It is more wise to take along four Red 
    Potions just in case because there is no Guru in this town.  The next 
    shop that you should enter is the Key Shop and talk to the Locksmith.  
    These are the Key that you will be able to purchase in Mascon:
    
    Key J(ack)                                500
    Key Q(ueen)                               600
    
         You definitely need to pick up a Queen Key  to enter the Tower of 
    Suffer later on in your quest.  Now exit to the right.  Enter the 
    townhouse and talk to the townspeople.  The female will give you a 
    little history of this town.  The man will inform you that the meteorite 
    is being worshipped at the Tower of Suffer which is located above a 
    Guru.  Lastly, the last place to visit is the Hospital.  If you need 
    treatment, it will cost you a 1000 Golds here.  Also, the Nurse gives 
    you information about the item HOUR GLASS>
    
         Now, the next part of the game is completely optional.  I call it 
    the Tower of Unlimited Red Potions.  You will need an extra Queen Key if 
    you want to enter this tower.  Otherwise if you want to continue the 
    Quest, skip down to THE ROAD TO THE TOWER OF SUFFER.
    
    
    *********************************************
    THE TOWER OF UNLIMITED RED POTIONS (Optional)
    *********************************************
    
         Head out of town to the left and climb the ladder.  Then hop over 
    the Dwarf Knight to the left and sword attack him.  Ground the two 
    Hornets flying about.  Then, climb the ladder and hop to the ladder to 
    the right.  Climb on up.  When you reach the top, you will find two more 
    Hornets and a dragon Serpent to kick around.  make you way to the left 
    by jumping over the gap.  Eliminate two more Dragon Serpents and make 
    your way to the left.  Finally, make sure you destroy the Dragon Serpent 
    and the two Hornets before jumping across the two gaps.  The second gap 
    is to the right of the door.  Take out the Queen Key from your inventory 
    and get ready for a small challenge.  Enter into the Tower of Unlimited 
    Red Potions.
    
         There will be a Dwarf Knight to the left and a Voodoo Mage at the 
    top of the screen.  Defeat the Dwarf Knight quickly and walk to the 
    left.  The Voodoo Mage will cast her magic every couple of seconds.  
    Then climb the ladders up and quickly go right.  Keep walking to the 
    right, climb the ladder and take down the Voodoo Mage.  Then have a Red 
    Potion handy.  If your health drops below 90%, use it!  Continue to the 
    left.  Hop to the ledge and jump down to combat the Voodoo Mage and the 
    Dwarf Knight.  Then, climb the two ladders to the left and walk left.  
    Now all that you got to do is jump across four ledges and jump back 
    after grabbing the Red Potion.  Then walk right and then walk left again 
    and it will reappear.  the only catch is that if you miss the jumps, you 
    will have to battle a Quadapus.  
    
         When you have gotten your fill of Red Potions, make your way back 
    to the town of Mascon and heal up at the Hospital.  You might have to 
    use one of those red Potions along the way back but hey, you've got 
    plenty now!  Onward to the Tower of Suffer.
    
    
    *******************************
    THE ROAD TO THE TOWER OF SUFFER
    *******************************
    
         Make your way out of the town of Mascon to the right and climb up 
    the ladder.  There will be three hornets to deal with.  When you are 
    finished with these insects, climb down the ladder to the right.  When 
    you make your way to the bottom, you will have to bop your way through 
    two Hornets and a White Mage.  Then continue your progress to the right.  
    Here, you will have to defeat a Dwarf Knight and two Blue Angels.  
    Continue to the right.  You will have to walk two more screens by 
    battling this same hoard of enemies.  Continue to the right.  Here, you 
    will see two Dwarf Knight and a Townhouse.  Defeat the first Dwarf 
    Knight and climb up the ladder.  Then, hop the small gap and climb down 
    the ladder to the right and battle the other Dwarf.  Then enter the 
    Townhouse Building.
    
         Next, speak with the female of the house and she will give you 
    information about the Dwarfs and the meteorite.  then, talk to the man 
    of the house.  He will state that you will get to the Tower of Suffer 
    soon, so you are on the right track.
    
         Exit the Townhouse and face-off with the Dwarf Knight again.  Then, 
    climb the ladder to the right and jump across the two gaps to the left 
    to reach the ladder in the top left corner.  Climb this ladder to the 
    top and take out the Dwarf Knight and the two Blue Angels that await 
    you.  Continue to the right.  Now, you will have to contend with a Dwarf 
    Knight and two Blue Angels at the top.  Climb the ladder to the right 
    and hop across the three gaps to the left and jump to climb up the next 
    ladder.
    
         When you get to the top of the ladder, wait a few seconds and a 
    Dwarf Knight will fall into the gap.  Then hop across the first gap and 
    jump across the gap to the right.  Do not worry about the White Mage.  
    Continue to the right.  You will come to a huge castle with three doors.  
    Defeat the two Dwarf Knights and enter into the Guru's shrine which is 
    in the middle door.  The doors on the left and the right are shops that 
    were overrun by monsters.
    
         Enter the Guru's Shrine and talk to the Guru who will meditate with 
    you.  He will give you a mantra that will help you save your progress.  
    Write it down and exit the Shrine.  You will have to battle those two 
    Dwarf Knights again.  Then hop on the ladder to the right, climb it and 
    then jump three gaps to the left.  Continue your progress and hop across 
    three gaps to the left.  The White Mage and Dwarf Knight will usually 
    walk into the gaps!  Then climb the ladder to the left up.  When you 
    reach the top, you will have to battle two Blue Angels and a dragon 
    Serpent.  Do not forget to hop the little gap to the right before 
    knocking on the Town of Suffer's door.  Then, take out the Queen Key and 
    open the door to enter the Tower of Suffer.
    
    
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    THE TOWER OF SUFFER
    *******************
    
         When you enter this tower, you will have to battle a Frogman on the 
    ground and two Human Gargoyles that join the battle from the top.  After 
    defeating all three monsters, climb the ladder to the right all the way 
    up.  Then you will appear next to a wall to the left.  Walk right.  
    Next, you will have to fend off two Frogmen that will be hopping around.  
    Move on after conquering and climb the ladder to the right up and then 
    walk left to climb up the next ladder.
    
         When you make your way to the top, a Dwarf Knight will try to do 
    you in.  Defeat this monster and continue to the right.  Ignore the 
    White Mage or kill it if you wish to.  Then, you will have to take on a 
    Quadapus and a Dwarf Knight that jumps down from the top.  When all is 
    clear, move on to the right.  Dispose of the Quadapus and continue to 
    the right.  The two Dwarf Knights are of no concern to you here.  Then, 
    you will have to defeat a Quadapus and a Dwarf Knight will jump in.  
    When all has been resolved, climb the ladder to the left and hop over 
    the gap to the left.  Continue walking left.  Here, you will have to 
    make mince meat out of two Dwarf Knights.  then, continue traveling to 
    the left.  The Dwarf Knight will usually fall through the gap which you 
    have to leap across.  Then, climb the ladder to the left.  Equip Death 
    Magic before going up through.
    
         Now, you will face-off against a Dwarf Knight and he is guarding 
    something good.  Three direct hits with your Death Magic will flatten 
    the fiend.  If you run out of magic, attack with your sword when it 
    lands from being up in the air, and block its magic attacks with your 
    Magic Shield.  When the Dwarf has been defeated, proceed to the right.  
    You will have to fight one more Dwarf.  This would be a good time to use 
    a Red Potion if your health is below 80%.  When you have successfully 
    defeated this Dwarf, the PENDANT will appear.  Grab it and now your 
    offensive sword attacks will become stronger.  Now you have the escape 
    the Tower!  Go left and run past the Dwarf Knight and take the ladder 
    downstairs.
    
         Then, walk to the left to avoid the Dwarf Knight.  Wait a second 
    and let the White Mage walk under you.  Next, jump to the left and hop 
    to the left.  Immediately walk right and descend the ladder.  Drop down 
    to the ground and walk to the left.  Climb the ladder down and walk to 
    the right.  Defeat the Frogman and descend the ladder and proceed left.  
    The descend on the ladder.  Finally, defeat the three monsters that you 
    met in the beginning of the tower and exit through the door in the 
    bottom left.
    
         From here, defeat the monsters and go down the ladder to the left.  
    Then, take out the White Mage and jump across three gaps to the right.  
    Continue to the right and defeat the Dwarf Knight on the ground.  Then 
    enter through the middle door and listen to the Guru's mantra.  Write 
    down the password.  Also, he might be able to provide you with a new 
    Title Rank as well.
    
    
    ******************
    THE ROAD TO VICTIM
    ******************
    
         Exit the Guru's shrine and take on the two Dwarf Knights again.  
    Then climb the ladder to the right and hop the three gaps to the left.  
    Wait for the White Mage to fall off and then jump across three more gaps 
    to the left.  Walk left.  Then attack the Dwarf Knight at the bottom.  
    When the Frogman leaps down, destroy it as well.  Now, remember those 
    Wing Boots that you have sitting in your inventory?  Yup, equip these 
    and fly to the top left ledge.  When they wear off, climb up the ladder.
    
         Finish off the Dwarf Knight and continue to the right.  Ignore the 
    dark Mage, for he is too high up to be attacked.  Here, you will have to 
    contend with a Dwarf Knight and a White Mage.  After dismantling them, 
    jump on up to the right.  Squash both of the frogman and jump on the 
    ladder to the right.  Make your way across the ladders to the left and 
    climb up to the next area.  Climb real quick and destroy the Dwarf 
    Knight and the two Hornets that are buzzing around.  Then make your way 
    up the brick steps and climb down the ladder to the right.  Lastly, 
    enter the town of Victim.
    
    ++++++
    VICTIM
    ++++++
    
         First, talk to the lady who is pacing around town.  She will state 
    that it is dangerous
    outside of town without a Magic Shield.  Good thing that you already own 
    one eh?  Then, enter the Church to meditate with the Guru.  Write down 
    the mantra that he bestows upon you and go into the Hospital to the 
    right to get treatment.  If you require treatment, it will cost you 2500 
    Golds.  this should replenish that Magic Pool Meter of yours as well as 
    your Health Meter.  Exit the Hospital and speak to the people in the 
    Townhouse to the right.  They will both give you clues that two Player 
    Items actually exist.
    
         The Meat or Food Shop is to the right.  The Butcher will offer you 
    Dried Meat to bring energy for 250 Golds.  If you could not afford the 
    treatment at the Hospital, buy the Dried Meats three times to fully 
    restore both your Magic Pool Meter and Health Meter.  Exit this shop and 
    enter the Key Shop to the right.  Talk to the Locksmith and these are 
    the Keys that you will be able to purchase in the town of Victim:
    
    Key K(ing)                              1500
    Key Q(ueen)                             1200
    
         You will need to purchase four King Keys in this town.  There is no 
    Key Shop in the town of Conflate.  And unless you feel like coming back 
    to this town, but them now!  Then, talk to the Guru again and he will 
    give you another mantra.  Write it down, an then hit reset on your 
    Nintendo system.  Re-enter the password that you have just gotten 
    through the Continue option and you will have at least 9000 Golds when 
    you return as well as the four King Keys that you have just bought!
    
         Now enter the Hardware Store that is to the right of the Key Shop.  
    Talk to the Toolman and this is what you will be able to purchase in 
    Victim:
    
    Full Plate (Armor)                      5200
    Mattock                                 1200
    Red Potion                               800
    
         You definitely want to pick up the Full Plate Armor and equip it 
    when you get outside.  Also, make sure you are stocked with four Red 
    Potions in your inventory.  Since you are only able to have eight items 
    in your inventory, this will fully utilize your inventory.  Don't both 
    talking to the people in the Saloon for they are miserable.  Finally, 
    exit this town to the right and head for the hidden Fire Magician.
    
    
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    THE PATH TO THE FIRE MAGICIAN
    *****************************
    
         Climb up the ladder and destroy the Flying Squid.  Then jump down 
    and take out the one at ground level.  Be careful, they hurt if they hit 
    use.  The descend the ladder to the left.  Immediately fall to the 
    ground and destroy the Flying Squid to clear the path to the right.  
    Next, when the White Mage drops down, tag her.  then defeat the Crystal 
    Ball Seal.  Eat the food and continue to the right.  Wait for the White 
    Mage to drop down and the defeat her.  Also, take out the Crystal Ball 
    Seal and jump up the stone stairs to the right.  then hop on the ledges 
    to the left and jump to climb the ladder upstairs.
    
         Immediately get to the top because two Hornets Swarms will be 
    coming for you.  Also, you will have to fend off another Crystal Ball 
    Seal.  When the coast is clear, hop over the small gap and proceed to 
    the right.  Next, defeat two more Crystal Ball Seals and continue your 
    progress to the right.  here, you will have to defend against a White 
    Mage and a Crystal Ball Seal.  Clear the way and continue to the right.  
    Tow Frogmen will defend the Magician's door.  Defeat them and enter 
    through the Fire Magician's Door.
    
         Walk up to the Fire Magician and speak with him.  For 3000 Golds, 
    he will teach you the Fire Magic.  Speak to him again for some wise 
    advice and then exit.  Now we will head for the Tower of Mist where the 
    Meteorite is said to be worshipped.
    
    
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    JOURNEY TO THE TOWER OF MIST
    ****************************
    
         Exit and make the two Frogmen croak and then walk on through to the 
    left.  Defeat the White Mage and continue to the left.  Defeat the two 
    Crystal Ball Seals, gather the food, climb the ladder, and jump to the 
    right.  Then, wait until the Crystal Ball Seal drops into the gap.  
    Next, jump across that gap to the right and make your way up the ladder.  
    Climb up fast because you will have to deal with two Hornet Swarms and a 
    Fling Seal.
    
         When you have cleared the path, jump the big gap to the left and 
    continue left.  Here, walk the ledge to the left and hop the gap but 
    watch out for the Flying Squid.  Timing is everything.  (NOTE: Do not 
    worry about traveling to the castle below.  There is nothing but Female 
    Mages and Taurus to fight in there.  Nothing special.)  Defeat the 
    Flying Squid, grab the food, and continue to the left.  Immediately take 
    out the Voodoo Mage before is can damage you.  The first Castle is 
    locked by the Ace Key.  Enter the second Castle to the left to find out 
    how to obtain the Ace Key.
    
         After talking to the townsman, exit and defeat the Voodoo Mage 
    again and continue walking to the left, but jump over the POISON!  then 
    defeat another Voodoo Mage and climb the ladder.  Jump across the two 
    gaps to the left and walk left.  Take out the White Mage and keep 
    walking to the left.  Then, two Frogmen want to play with you.  Squash 
    them and continue to the left.  Squash two more Frogmen and continue 
    your quest to the left.  Then defeat the White Mage and clip the 
    Hawkman.  Next climb both ladders to the left.
    
         Watch out for the Flying Squid that is overhead.  Use your sword 
    attack when you've got it cornered against the right wall.  Then, climb 
    the ladder to the right and watch the Hawkman jump mindless into the 
    gap.  jump the large gap to the left and continue to the left.  Now, you 
    will have to defend against a Hawkman and two Hornets.  After destroying 
    them, proceed to the left.  Finally, defeat two more Hornets and another 
    Hawkman.  Go up to the door to the Tower of Mist and use one of your 
    King Keys to enter this tower.
    
    
    *************
    TOWER OF MIST
    *************
    
         When you first enter the Tower of Mist, you will have to contend 
    with two Gladiators.  Pummel them and continue to the right.  Here, you 
    will have to defeat two more and then walk to the right.  Then, you will 
    have two Voodoo Mask Men taking runs at you.  Dispose of these men and 
    climb the ladder to the right.  Then climb down the ladder and equip 
    your Death Magic.  Three direct hits will destroy the Dwarf rather 
    quickly.  Head up the first ladder and down the second ladder and 
    proceed to the right.  Then dispose of the Quadapus and Hawkman that 
    impede your progress.  Climb the ladder to the right and continue 
    onward.  Do not engage in combat with the Riot Guard.  Instead, climb 
    the ladder and jump across the gap to the right.  Then, immediately have 
    your sword ready to spear the Voodoo Masked Men.  Next, jump over the 
    second gap to the right and continue onward.  Now, use the ladder to 
    climb down and be prepared to battle the dreaded Bone Demon Dog.
    
    BONE DEMON DOG BATTLE:  The key to this battle is timing.  First, drink 
    a Red Potion if your health is low.  Then, walk towards it.  It will try 
    to jump over you.  When it does, walk where it is jumping to and sword 
    strike it when it lands.  Repeat this simple process and land thirteen 
    sword strikes to become victorious.
    
         After the Bone Demon Dog is defeated, you will have to fight your 
    way back out of the castle.  Here is a quick recap of the way to go but 
    first, do not forget to pick up the Black Onyx.  It will increase your 
    defense against monsters attacks.  Here is the recap:  Go back down the 
    ladder, then left, left, left, down the ladder, left, left, up the 
    ladder, down the next ladder, and up the big ladder and then left.  Then 
    after the Dwarf, it is a straight shoot back to the door from where you 
    began in this Tower.  You might need to use another Red Potion.  Now, 
    you must travel back to the townsman who will give you the Ace Key for 
    retrieving the Black Onyx.
    
    
    *********************
    OBTAINING THE ACE KEY
    *********************
    
         Now that you've exited the Tower of Mist, take out the two Hornets 
    and the Hawkman and continue to the right.  Then deal out some more 
    punishment by contending with two more Hornets and another Hawkman.  
    Proceed to the right.  Now, jump down into the gap where you will have 
    to face-off against the Hawkman and the White Mage again.  Proceed to 
    the right and squash the two Frogmen hopping about.  Then move onward to 
    the right.  Here, dispose of two more Frogmen and continue to the right 
    but be careful here.  You will have to hop across three small ledges.  
    Jump to the first ledge and take out the Flying Squid before hopping 
    across the next two.  Then, continue to the right.  Now quickly impale 
    the Voodoo Mage and continue to the right.  Finally, enter the 
    townsman's house and speak to him.  He will give you the Ace Key when he 
    sees that you have the Black Onyx.  The door to the right is the 
    entrance to the road to the Town of Conflate.
    
    
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    THE ROAD TO CONFLATE
    ********************
    
         Use the Ace Key, one the door to the right and you will now be on 
    the branch path to Conflate.  You will have to fend off a Duckman and a 
    Dar Angel before going to the right.  Then, again dispose of the Duckman 
    and the Dark Angel and proceed to the right.  Next, you will have to 
    contend with two Gladiators.  Finish them off and progress to the right.  
    Before hopping to the next ledge, sword strike at the Tiki Statue and 
    continue to the right.  Make quick work of the Gladiator and climb the 
    ladder upstairs.
    
         Make your way up to the Crystal Ball Seal, defeat the monster, and 
    advance to the left.  You've got to be careful here.  Take down the two 
    Dark Angels flying about.  Then, jump sword strike the Dragon Serpent 
    off the ladder.  Then, climb up the ladder.  Now, dispose of the two 
    Crystal Ball Seals that impose upon you and take the path to the right.  
    You will touch POISON along the way but it cannot be avoided.  Next, 
    destroy the Flying Squid and continue to the right.  Finally, defeat the 
    two White Mages that separate you from the town of Conflate.  Enter 
    Conflate by advancing to the right.
    
    
    ++++++++
    CONFLATE
    ++++++++
    
         Enter the first door which is a Townhouse.  The townsman will speak 
    about Conflate.  Exit this door.  The Food Shop is the next door that 
    you will come to.  The Butcher will offer to sell you Dried Meat to 
    bring energy for 350 Golds.  As you already know, the choice is yours to 
    make.  Exit and talk to the Guard.  He will state that he is protecting 
    a very important man.  Enter the church and talk to the Guru.  He will 
    probably grant you a new Title Rank but more importantly a mantra.  
    Write down the password and do not forget it.  You might just need it 
    later.
    
         Exit the Church and enter the Hospital if you need treatment.  If 
    you need a treatment, it will cost you 1800 Golds.  Exit the Hospital 
    and enter the Hardware Store to the right.  Talk to the Toolman and this 
    is what you will be able to purchase in the town of Conflate:
    
    Giant Blade                             8500
    Magic Shield                            9800
    Wing Boots                              5500
    Red Potion                              1000
    
         You must buy the Giant Blade because it is one of the best swords 
    in the game, only surpassed by the Dragon Slayer.  Also, you might want 
    to stockpile four to five red Potions in your inventory.  Exit the 
    Hardware Store and equip the Giant Blade.  Next, head into the Saloon to 
    the right.  Talk to the citizens inside and you will learn more about 
    the fate of Conflate.  Save with the Guru again before heading out of 
    Conflate to the left.  Also, speak with the townperson outside of the 
    Hardware Store and he will state that the legendary shield and helmet 
    can be found in the World Of Branch.  Lastly, talk to the townperson in 
    the townhouse one more time before leaving.  He will tell you to see the 
    Guru when both the Helmet and the Shield are obtained.
    
    
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    RETRIEVING THE BATTLE HELMET
    ****************************
    
         Head out to the left and take out the two White Mages.  Then 
    continue to the left.  Destroy the Fling Squid, grab the food, and 
    advance to the left.  You will have to touch POISON, but do not fret.  
    Fend off the two Crystal Ball Seals, grab the food they leave and make 
    your way to the left.  Then, defeat the White Mage that is guarding the 
    door and bring out the King Key from your inventory.  Use it to enter 
    the door to the green leaves path.
    
         Here, you will have to deal with two flying Dark Angels and a 
    Crystal Ball Seal.  After clearing the way, continue to the left.  Next, 
    tackle the two Crocodile Men with your sword attacks and move on to the 
    left by climbing down the ladder and walking.  Now, prepare to battle 
    the Bone Demon Dog that is guarding the Battle Helmet.  Deal with it as 
    you have dwelt with the last one you have fought.  When this monster is 
    defeated, the Battle Helmet will appear to the left.  Grab it and it 
    will be stored in your inventory.
    
         You will not be able to equip it until you find the Battle suit and 
    the legendary Dragon Slayer.  Head back to the town of Conflate and 
    speak with the Guru so that he gives you another mantra.  Make sure that 
    you are stocking at least five Red Potions.  Did you right the mantra 
    down?  Excellent.  Head out of town to the left.
    
    **************************
    RETRIEVING THE BATTLE SUIT
    **************************
    
         Now, you must set out to retrieve the Battle Suit.  Battle again 
    with the White Mage and make your way to the left.  Bring down the 
    Flying Squid and then climb up the two ladders.  Finally, you will have 
    to fend off another Crystal Ball Seal.  Jump up to the right and take 
    out the King Key from your inventory and use it to enter through the 
    door.
    
         When you enter this section of the World Of Branch, you will have 
    to defeat a Crocodile Man.  Then proceed to the right.  Next, two 
    Duckmen want to peck at you.  Defeat them both and proceed to the right.  
    Next, ground the two Dark Angels before even thinking about a jump 
    across the gap.  Also, use your Deluge Magic to destroy the Tiki Statue 
    as well.  The, leap across the gap and advance to the right.  Here, you 
    will have to contend with two more Crocodile Men.  Defeat them and 
    proceed to the right where you will have to crush a Gladiator.  Keep 
    going to the right and enter through the door that he was guarding.
    
         When you enter through the door, you will have to crush another 
    Gladiator.  Also, you will have to bring down a Hornet or two.  Then, 
    jump to the ladder to the right and walk right.  Then forget about the 
    Dwarf Knight and jump down through the gap.  Here, you will have to 
    contend with a Crocodile Man and a Duckman.  Then, advance to the right 
    and prepare to destroy another Bone Demon Dog.  Do not forget to use a 
    Red Potion if your health meter is low.  After the Bone Demon Dog has 
    been defeated, grab the Battle Suit.  Now, all that you need is to find 
    the Dragon Slayer to be able to equip the Battle Suit and Battle Helmet.
    
    
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    FINDING THE MAGIC ROD
    *********************
    
         Exit to the left and take out the two Crocodile Men or just walk 
    underneath them and continue to the left.  Then, destroy the two 
    Crocodile Men, climb the ladder, and hop over the gap to the right.  
    Now,  jump the gap to the right and defeat the other one.  Finally, 
    climb up the ladder to the left.  Defeat the Spiked Crawler who is 
    guarding the Magic Rod to the right.  Pick it up and now your magic 
    attacks will become stronger!
    
    
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    THE ROAD TO DAYBREAK
    ********************
    
         Now climb down the ladder and head back to the left.  Ignore the 
    Crocodile Men on the way down.  Next, defeat the two Crocodile Men, head 
    up the small ladder, and advance to the left.  Her, you will have to 
    defeat the Crocodile Man and the Duckman again.    Next, climb up the 
    ladder.  A Riot Guard will try to block your way.  Keep climbing to the 
    top of the ladder and hitting the sword strike button until the monster 
    is defeated.  Otherwise, you will be knocked back down into the gap.  
    Climb the ladder to the right, defeat the Crocodile Man, and head up the 
    ladder.
    
         Here, you will have to defeat an annoying Voodoo Mask Man to 
    advance to the right.  Then, you will have to contend with two Riot 
    Guards and a Dark Mage.  After disposing of them, continue to the right.  
    Now, you will have to defend against a Dark Angel and another Riot 
    Guard.  you will achieve nothing by going down, so take the ladder to 
    the right up.
    
         Up here, you will have to dispose of the Dark Mage and a Duckman.  
    Then climb the ladder all the way to the left and make your way to the 
    ledge in the top right corner all the way across to the right.  Do not 
    forget to jump over the small gap that the column is hiding.  Lastly, 
    take out the Riot Guard and climb down the ladder to face the Duckman.  
    Then, walk to the right to enter the town of Daybreak.
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    DAYBREAK: THE BORDER TOWN
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
         Talk to the lady pacing about and she will tell you that this town 
    is on the border.  Then, enter the Key Shop which is the first shop in 
    town.  Talk to the Locksmith.  These are the Keys that you will be able 
    to purchase in the town of Daybreak:
    
    Key K(ing)                              1200
    Key Q(ueen)                             1000
    
         Make sure that you have three King Key before leaving this town.  
    You will definitely need them later.  Exit the Key Shop and enter the 
    Hardware Store to the right.  Talk to the Toolman and this is what you 
    will be able to buy in Daybreak:
    
    Tilte (Magic)                          15000
    Giant Blade                            11500
    Red Potion                              1200
    
         Tilte Magic is the most powerful magic in the game.  Buying this 
    will complete your magic collection.  Also, make sure you leave Daybreak 
    with a couple of Red Potions in your inventory.  Exit the Hardware Store 
    and enter the Food Store to the right.  Talk to the Nurse who is 
    shopping and she will state that the Guru of Conflate who has the Dwarf 
    Ring.  This will be your next quest.  Next, the Butcher will offer you 
    Dried Meat for 500 Golds.  Exit and enter the Saloon to the right and 
    talk to the townspeople.  They will give you information about Dartmoor 
    and the Magic Cane, which you've already found.  Finally, see the Guru 
    who will meditate with you in the Church.  Write down his mantra so that 
    you can save your progress.
    
         Inventory check.  Do you have three King Keys?  At least three Red 
    Potions?  Good, now you must revisit the town of Conflate and you will 
    need the Keys to get back to Daybreak.  Exit Daybreak to the left.
    
    
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    GOING BACK TO CONFLATE (Dwarf Ring)
    ***********************************
    
         Since you have already been to Conflate, this is where you will 
    have to back track.  Here is a recap on how to get back to Conflate to 
    obtain the Drawf Ring and the monsters that you will have to fight on 
    each screen.
    
    +  Climb the ladder and walk left. (Duckman, Riot Guard)
    +  Climb down two ladders.  (Dark Mage, Duckman)
    +  Make your way to the left.  (Riot Guard, Dark Angel)
    +  Continue walking to the left.  (2 Riot Guards, Dark Mage)
    +  Continue to the left and climb down the ladder.  (Voodoo Mask Man)
    +  Jump to the left ledge and continue left.  (Duckman, Riot Guard)
    +  Jump across the gap to the left and exit through the door.
    +  Use the King Key on the Door.  (Gladiator, 2 Hornets)
    +  Continue to the left.  (Gladiator)
    +  Jump up the stairs to the left.  (2 Crocodile Men)
    +  Hop over the gap and go left.  (Tiki Statue, 2 Dark Angels)
    +  Continue to the left.  (2 Duckman)
    +  Jump up the stairs to the left.  (Duckman)
    +  Exit through the door.
    +  Climb down the ladder.  (Crystal Ball Seal)
    +  Hop down and continue to the right.  (Flying Squid)
    +  Continue to the right.  (2 White Mages)
    
         Finally, you will re-enter the town of Conflate!  Immediately see 
    the Guru in the Church and speak with him.  He will tell you not to rely 
    on you magic power alone during the last fight against the Evil One.  He 
    will also state that you can only wear the Battle Helmet and the Battle 
    Suit when you obtain the Dragon Slayer.  He will then give you the Dwarf 
    Ring to open the door to Dartmoor.  Then, talk to him again to obtain a 
    mantra to save your progress.  Write it down and stock up on Red Potions 
    at the Hardware Store and seek treatment if needed.  Then exit the town 
    to the left.
    
    
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    TRAVELING BACK TO DAYBREAK
    **************************
    
         Since you have already been to Daybreak, you already know where you 
    have  to travel to.  but just in case you have forgotten the way, here 
    is a recap on how to get back to Daybreak and the monsters that you have 
    to fight on each screen.
    
    +  Continue to the left.  (2 White Mages)
    +  Climb the two ladders in the middle.  (Flying Squid)
    +  Jump up the stairs to the right.  (Crystal Ball Seal)
    +  Use the King Key to open the door.
    +  Continue to the right.  (Crocodile Man)
    +  Continue to the right.  (2 Duckmen)
    +  Hop the gap and continue to the right.  (2 Dark Angels, Tiki Statue)
    +  Continue down the stairs to the right.  (2 Duckmen)
    +  Continue to the right and go through the door.  (Gladiator)
    +  Continue to the right by jumping to the top ledge.  (Gladiator)
    +  Continue to the right by jumping on the top ledge.  (Crocodile Man)
    +  Then climb the ladder.  (Riot Guard)
    +  Continue to the right.  (Voodoo Mask Man)
    +  Climb the ladder to the right.  (Dark Angel, Riot Guard)
    +  Make your way across the ladders at the top.  (Duckman, Dark Mage)
    +  Climb the ladder down and to the right.  (Riot Guard, Duckman)
    
         Now, you will re-enter the town of Daybreak.  Immediately speak to 
    the Guru in the Church so that he can meditate with you.  Write down 
    your password and get ready to prepare for the final stretch of the 
    game.  To prepare, make sure that you have seven Red Potions in your 
    inventory.  At this point in the game, there will be no need for Keys 
    anymore.  So go enter the Hardware Store and stock on up!  Seek 
    treatment at the Hospital or visit the Food Store for energy revival of 
    both your Health Meter and Mana Pool Meter.  Then, proceed to the right 
    to exit Daybreak to continue your quest for peace in the World Tree!
    
    
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    JOURNEY TO THE TOWER OF FRATERNAL
    *********************************
    
         When you exit Daybreak, you will have to take on two Hornets and 
    two Riot Guards.  Then, continue to the right.  Then, you will have to 
    ground two more Hornets and a Riot Guard.  Pulverize them and walk 
    onward to the right.  Next up is a White Mage and another Riot Guard.  
    Next, continue on to the right.  Finally, take on the White Mage and the 
    Crystal Ball Seal and climb on down the ladder to the door.  Enter the 
    door automatically to begin your quest in the Tower of Fraternal.  The 
    Dwarf Ring is the key that will open it for you.
    
    
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    THE TOWER OF FRATERNAL
    **********************
    
         When you enter this tower, you will have to fend off a Duckman on 
    the ground level.  Next, climb up the ladder to tackle the other 
    Duckman.  Now make your way to the left.  Here, you will have to take 
    down a Human Gargoyle.  Finish him quickly and continue to the left.  
    Then, take on the Duckman an do not bother to go into any of the four 
    doors because they have all been overtaken by monsters.  Climb down the 
    ladder to battle the Gladiator and continue to the right.  Take out the 
    Duckman if you want to.  Then, climb down the ladder immediately to the 
    right.
    
         Now, you will have to take on a Dark Angel and a Dwarf Knight.  The 
    Crystal Ball Seal will be on the other side of the wall.  When you have 
    cleared the path, head down the ladder where the Dwarf Knight was 
    guarding.  Now, hop down and take out both of the Riot Guards.  Then, 
    proceed to the left.  Stand still and poke at the Riot Guard.  When he 
    is disposed of, jump into the pit to the left.  When you hit the ground, 
    swing away at the Duckman and the Dwarf Knight.  Then, climb the ladder 
    to the right and hop across the three gaps to the left.  Next, bring 
    down the two Hornets with your Deluge Magic.  Then jump across the three 
    gaps to the left.  If you don't make it, take on the Quadapus and climb 
    up the ladder to the left.  Once again, take out the Hornet with Deluge 
    Magic and hop across the three gaps to the townhouse to the left.  The 
    Dwarf Knight will usually fall into the gap.  Enter and speak with the 
    townspeople.
    
         When you speak to the lady, she will tell you to see the Guru in 
    the Castle of Fraternal.  Next, talk to the man of the house.  He will 
    state that the Dragon Slayer is in the hands of the King of the Dwarfs.  
    Finally, exit the townhouse to the right.  Then, knock out the Hornet 
    and climb across the ladders to the right.  Then, destroy the two 
    Hornets with your Deluge Magic and hop across the three ledges to the 
    right.  Here, jump on down and destroy the Duckman and the Dwarf Knight.  
    Push onward to the right.  Next, beat up on the Taurus and ground the 
    two Hornets buzzing about and climb the ladder to the left.  Jump across 
    the three gaps and make your way to the right.  Poke at the Gladiator 
    and hop over the small gap.  Then hop to climb the ladder to the right.  
    When you get to the top, charge the Taurus and continue to the right.  
    Here, you will need to destroy the Dragon Serpent and climb the two 
    ladders upstairs that are side by side.
    
         When you are upstairs, attack the charging Taurus and climb up the 
    ladder to the right where you will have to defeat another Taurus.  Then, 
    jump attack the Dwarf Knight and hop on the ledge where he was just 
    standing via the little stone to the left.  Finally, jump over the gap 
    to the right.  Make your way through the number 2 shaped maze by 
    defeating two Dwarf Knights and a Crystal Ball Seal.  Your goal is to 
    climb down the ladder at the bottom right of the screen.  Then, hop 
    across the small gap to the left and go through the door automatically 
    by using your Dwarf Ring.  Welcome to the Castle of Fraternal.
    
    
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    CASTLE OF FRATERNAL
    *******************
    
         When you enter into the Castle, you will have to contend with two 
    Hornets from the start.  After disposing of them, hop up the stair and 
    continue right.  Here, you will have to fend off two Hornets, a Duckman, 
    and a Spiked Crawler.  After defeating these monsters, climb the ladder 
    to the right down and the next one right below it down.  Wait on the 
    ladder until the Duckman jumps off the ledge to the right and then hop 
    down to that ledge.  Next, climb down the ladder to the right and 
    continue right thus ignoring the Quadapus.  Here, you will have to 
    defeat a Human Gargoyle.  Do not worry about the one on top.  Proceed to 
    the right.  Now, you will have to defeat a Quadapus.  After disposing of 
    it, climb down the ladder to the right.  Hop on down and make quick work 
    of the Quadapus.  Finally, enter the Castle Church to speak with the 
    Guru.
    
         Walk to the left to speak with the Guru.  This Guru will give you 
    more information about the Dwarfs and the meteorite.  You will need to 
    see this Guru again when you have retrieved the Dragon Slayer.  Now, we 
    will go and seek out the King Dwarf to retrieve the Dragon Slayer.
    
    
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    RETRIEVING THE DRAGON SLAYER
    ****************************
    
         Exit the Guru's Church, defeat the Quadapus, and climb the ladder 
    to the left.  Then, hop across the three gaps to the right and climb 
    back up the ladder to the right.  Next, take out the Quadapus and 
    continue to the left.  After dealing with the Human Gargoyle, climb up 
    the ladder to the left to deal with the other one.  Then, climb up the 
    ladder to the left.  Next, take out the Bone Demon Dog by standing on 
    the stone to the right.  the wall will shield you.  Sword attack him 
    without it scratching you and climb the ladder to the right.  Finally, 
    walk to the left.  Then, walk back to the right.  An Hour Glass should 
    appear!  Pick up the HOUR GLASS and walk down the ladder to deal with 
    the Bone Demon Dog again.  Once he is defeated, climb down the ladder to 
    the left.
    
         You will have to deal with the Human Gargoyle again.  Take him out 
    and proceed to the right.  Defeat the Flying Squid before attempting to 
    jump across the two gaps.  Then, continue to the right.  Now would be a 
    good time to use a Red Potion if your Health Meter is low.  Your next 
    move is to climb the ladder to the right which is in the middle.  
    Remember that Hour Glass you've just picked up?  Use it right away 
    before the Death Nest can spit any White Angels out.  This will stop the 
    monsters progress for a short time.  Climb the ladder to the left and 
    hop across the two gaps to the right.  Be careful not to touch the 
    POISON in the middle.  Finally, climb down the ladder and enter through 
    the door to battle with the King Dwarf.
    
    KING DWARF BATTLE:  This is where all those Red Potions will come in 
    real handy.  The King Dwarf will be hovering in the air.  When he swoops 
    down, nail him with your Giant Blade for two hits.  Then, brace yourself 
    and defend with your Magic Shield because he will unleash four rapid 
    fireballs from his mouth.  Then repeat the pattern.  When your health 
    get too low, revive it with a Red Potion.  Nine direct hits will bring 
    down the King of Dwarfs.  When the Dragon Slayer appears to the right, 
    grab it and equip it!  Also, you will now be able to equip the Battle 
    Helmet and the Battle Suit.  After equipping everything, it is time to 
    pay the Guru of Fraternal Castle another visit.
    
    
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    REVISITING THE GURU OF FRATERNAL
    ********************************
    
         Head out the door to the left and then climb down the ladder in the 
    middle.  Hop off the ladder and continue to the left.  Take out the 
    Flying Squid and the Quadapus and climb down the ladder and dispose of 
    the Quadapus and climb down the ladder in the right hand corner.  Then 
    enter the Guru's Church and speak to the Guru.  He will tell you that 
    the monster that you have just defeated was King Grieve.  The Evil One 
    changed his appearance but King Grieve protected the Dragon Slayer from 
    the Evil One.  This is the only sword that will defeat the Evil One.  
    Finally, he will bestow upon you the Demon's Ring which will open the 
    door to the Evil Fortress.  Now it is time to prepare for the final 
    battle by finding the town of Dartmoor.
    
    
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    JOURNEY TO DARTMOOR
    *******************
     
         Exit the Guru's Church to the right.  Defeat the Quadapus again and 
    climb the ladder to the left.  Then, jump across the three gaps to the 
    right and climb up the ladder.  Next, defeat the Quadapus and head on 
    over to the left.  Take out the Human Gargoyle and continue to the left.  
    Defend against the Quadapus and the Duckman and climb up the ladder to 
    the right then jump to and climb up the ladder in the middle.  Defeat 
    the Hornets, the Duckman, and the Spiked Crawler.  Then climb up the 
    ladder and continue to the left.  Lastly, destroy the two Hornets and 
    exit the Tower of Fraternal to the left.
    
         From here, drop down and defeat the two Riot Guards.  Then, jump up 
    over the barricade to the left.  Next, you will have to contend with a 
    Gladiator.  After he has been killed, climb the ladder to the left and 
    hop over the barricade to the left.  Next, kill the Dragon Serpent an 
    climb the ladder until you can go left.  Then, take out the Taurus and 
    climb down the ladder.  Hop on the ledge and continue to the left.  
    Defeat the two Hornets and the Taurus and walk to the left.  Take out 
    the Duckman and the Dwarf Knight first.  Next, climb up the ladder to 
    the left and hop across three gaps.  Lastly, climb the ladder in the 
    upper left hand corner up.
    
         When you reach the top of the ladder, take out the Riot Guard and 
    continue to the right.  Immediately sword strike to take down the Riot 
    Guard.  Then, climb the ladder up and dispose of the Dwarf Knight at the 
    top.  Dartmoor is on the other side of that wall to the right.  Also, 
    take out the Dark Angel before climbing the two ladders to the left.  
    Dispose of the Duckman and jump through the small gap to the right.  You 
    will kinda drop in on Dartmoor.  Kill the Crystal Ball Seal and walk to 
    the right.
    
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    DARTMOOR: THE EVIL TOWN
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    
         Walk right to the second half of town and seek treatment 
    immediately at the Hospital.  It is 3000 Golds here.  Then enter the 
    Hardware Store which is the last shop in this town.  Talk to the Toolman 
    and this is what you will be able to purchase in Dartmoor:
    
    Giant Blade                            13000
    Red Potion                              2000
    
         You definitely want to sell the Giant Blade that you have in your 
    inventory for Golds.  Then, buy eight Red Potions to fill up your 
    inventory.  Exit the Hardware Store and enter the Saloon and talk to the 
    townsman.  He will state that magic does not work against the Evil One.  
    If you want to visit the Food Shop, the Butcher will offer to sell you 
    Dried Meats to bring energy for 800 Golds.  No need to visit the Key 
    Shop because no keys are needed.  Finally, visit the first building in 
    town which is the Guru's Church.  Talk to him and he will meditate with 
    you.  Write down his mantra which is the password.  Now, you are 
    prepared to take on the Evil One in the Evil Fortress.  Exit the town of 
    Dartmoor to the left.
    
    
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    THE ROAD TO EVIL FORTRESS
    *************************
    
         Exit the town of Dartmoor to the left and battle the Crystal Ball 
    Seal.  Then, head up the ladder and jump over it to the left.  Take out 
    the Dwarf Knight and the Dark Angel and climb down the ladder in the 
    middle.  Drop down and take out the two Riot Guards.  Then continue to 
    the left.  Stand still and sword attack the Riot Guard.  Then, jump in 
    the big gap to the left.  When you land, dispose of the Dwarf Knight and 
    the Duckman and then walk to the right.  Clear the area of the Taurus 
    and the two Hornets.  Next, climb the ladder to the left and hop across 
    the three gaps to the right.  Finally, jump over the small gap and 
    defeat the Gladiator.  Then, enter through the door automatically using 
    the Demon's Ring.  Then, enter through the red door to the immediate 
    right automatically to enter in the Fortress of the Evil One.
    
    
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    THE EVIL FORTRESS:  FINAL BATTLEGROUND
    **************************************
    
         The Evil Fortress is like a maze but I will provide you with a 
    direct route to the Evil One.  Walk to the right and climb down the 
    ladder in the lower right hand corner.  Fall down and take out the two 
    Hornets and the Frogman.  Then, hop over the gully in the middle and 
    continue to the left.  Next, hop over the gap in the middle and avoid 
    the rocks from the Rock Vaulter while doing this.  Then, ignore the 
    Death nest in the left hand corner.  When the coast is clear, climb up 
    the ladder in the middle, by hopping to the ledge to the right.  When 
    you reach the top, climb the ladder to the right and use your Tilte 
    Magic on the Death Nest.  When the coast is clear, jump to the ledge to 
    the left where the Death Nest once was.  Next, take out the two Hornets 
    and walk across the top ledge.  Hop to the very small ledge to the left 
    and climb the ladder up.  When you reach the top, take out the Riot 
    Guard to the right.  Then climb up the ladder to the right and destroy 
    the Bone Demon Dog.  Finally, enter through the door to the left to 
    encounter the Evil One.
    
    FINAL BATTLE:  The Ugly one..uh..I mean Evil One has four legs and an 
    alien looking head.  Anyway, that big alien head is its weakpoint.  If 
    your health is low, take a Red Potion to revive it.  To defeat the Evil 
    One, keep jumping and sword striking its head with the Dragon Slayer.  
    Also, have that Red Potion ready when your Health Meter dips below 25%.  
    He likes to spit fireballs from his mouth and will try to trample you 
    with its legs.  Just keep jumping and sword striking him in the head.  
    When you register 13 hits to the Evil One's noggin, the Evil One will 
    writhe in pain and will be destroyed forever.  Congratulations!  You 
    have finally restored peace to the World Tree.  Stand by for a pretty 
    descent ending by Nintendo 8 Bit Day Standards.
    
    
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