LAST BLADE:BEYOND THE DESTINY
FAQ BY L.S.D

VER 1.2 : Add Scrolls section.
          Adjustment to Akari's Super Cancel.
VER 1.1 : Some minor adjustments on the names of the moves.
          Add Enigma Frenzy's moves for all characters.
VER 1.0 : The first faq.


INTRO:
   In an age of chaos, heroes are created and tested to their limits.
Only those with enough skill and courage are capable of restoring
peace. Here, a new adventure begins as Last Blade strikes the NeoGeo
Pocket.
   Since ancient times, the portal between good and evil has been
sealed by four deities.  Now, the seal is about to be broken.
Choose your hero and fight to stop this impending doom.


FEATURES:
-Select from nine available characters, and unlock the five hidden
fighters
-Select from three game modes  One player, Versus, and Gallery mode.
The One player mode has six sub-modes including story, survival,
time attack, training, and two mini-games, "Home Run Derby" and
"Flying Escape"
-Use money received from fighting to buy scrolls which contain artwork
and fighter profiles
-Scrolls can also be purchased to open up special moves, present the
endings for character story lines, open up hidden characters,  reveal
mini-games and more
-Swap scrolls with the NGPC link

  AS USUAL, MY FAQ WILL FOCUS MORE ON THE MOVE LISTS RATHER THAN OTHER
THINGS SINCE I HAVE THE JAPANESE VERSION AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO READ
JAPANESE.

LEGEND:

UP                     = U
DOWN                   = D
BACK                   = BK
FORWARD                = F
QUARTER CIRCLE FORWARD = QCF
QUARTER CIRCLE BACK    = QCB
HALF CIRCLE FORWARD    = HCF
HALF CIRCLE BACK       = HCB

A                      = SLASH
B                      = KICK
F+B                    = HIGH PARRY
DF+B                   = LOW PARRY

BK + B (CLOSE)         = THROW
BK + A                 = LIGHT ATTACK
A                      = MEDIUM ATTACK
HARD A                 = STRONG ATTACK
FD +A                  = STRONGEST ATTACK
RUNNING                = FD, FD
HOP BACKWARDS          = BK, BK
UNBLOCKABLES           = F,F + B (POWER MODE ONLY)
OVERHEADS              = F,F + B (SPEED MODE ONLY)
COUNTER-ATTACK         = BLOCK THEN B,DB,D + A+B,
                         NEED MORE THAN 50% GAUGE
                         (POWER MODE ONLY)
SC                     = SUPER CANCEL (MOVES CAN BE CANCEL
                         INTO DESPERATION MOVE)
ES                     = ENIGMA SLASH (USE WHEN POWER BAR
                         IS FULL OR ENERGY BAR FLASHING)
HT                     = HIDDEN THRUST (USE WHEN
                         POWER BAR IS FULL AND ENERGY BAR
                         FLASHING.POWER MODE ONLY)
EF                     = ENIGMA FRENZY (USE WHEN POWER BAR
                         FULL. SPEED MODE ONLY)

MOVE LISTS:

AMANO HYO

[PIERCING SPARROW](SC)           F,DB,F + A
[WINDMILL]                       QCB + A
[BADGER BASH]                    A REPEATLY
   [BADGER LOINCLOTH SLICER]       AFTER BADGER BASH, F + A
[DESTINY]                        HCB + A (CAN BE HELD)
[LOUDMOUTH]                      HCB + B
[KEIMA'S RAGE]                   F,D,DF + B
[DOMINO TOPPLER]                 DF,DF + B (CLOSE)
[CHOUJOUHATSU]                   QCF + B
(ES) [CHECKMATE OF THE QUEEN]    B,HCB + A+B (CAN BE HELD)
(HT) [CHECKMATE OF THE ROOK]     B,HCB + B
(HT) [CHECKMATE OF THE BISHOP]   B,HCB + A

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,QCF + A


GENBU OKINA

[TURTLE THRUST (GROUND)]         QCF + A
[TURTLE THRUST (ARC)]            QCF + HD A
[TURTLE THRUST (HEALING)]        QCF + B
[TURTLE TREMOR] (SC)             HCB + A
[TORTOISE TROMP]                 HCB + B
[FISHERMAN'S FEINT]              F,D,DF + A/B
[PACIFIST POUNCE: HEAVEN]        B,D,DB + A
[PACIFIST POUNCE: EARTH]         B,D,DB + HD A
[PACIFIST POUNCE: HUMAN]         B,D,DB + B
(ES) [GENBU BLAST]               F,HCF + A+B
(HT) [RAGE OF GENBU]             F,HCF + B

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


ICHIJO AKARI

[MESSIANIC BLAST]                QCF + A
[ASTRO-REVOLVE]                  D,U + B
   [TENMON KAKAGESHI TENSHIN]     A (AFTER ASTRO-REVOLVE)
   [ASTRO POLARIS](SC)            B (AFTER ASTRO-REVOLVE)
[RICE PATTY DEMON DICER]         F,D,DF + A/HARD A/B
   [ROLL AWAY LEFT]               HOLD A (AFTER RPDC)
   [ROLL AWAY RIGHT]              HOLD B (AFTER RPDC)
   [LEFT OVERHEAD]                A REPEATLY (AFTER RPDC)
   [RIGHT OVERHEAD]               B REPEATLY (AFTER RPDC)
   [HOP OVERHEAD KICK]            D + A REPEATLY (AFTER RPDC)
   [CANNONBALL ROLL]              D + B REPEATLY (AFTER RPDC)
   [VERTICAL CANNON BALL]         U + A REPEATLY (AFTER RPDC)
   [BACK RETREAT]                 U + B REPEATLY (AFTER RPDC)
[PURE PRINCESS PARRY]            HCB + A (CLOSE)
[CHANGING TROLL]                 HCB + HARD A
[TRANSFORMING TROLL]             HCB + B
[TALISMAN]                       B,D,DB + A/B
(ES) [SEXTET SYNTHESIS]          QCB,HCF + A+B
(HT) [100 DEMON SABBATH]         QCB,HCF + B

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


KAEDE

[SINGLE SLASH SQUALL]            QCF + A
[SINGLE SLASH WIND FANG]         F,D,DF + A (CAN BE REPEATED FOR HARD A)
  [SINGLE SLASH HELMET BASH]       A (AFTER SINGLE SLASH WIND FANG)
[SINGLE SLASH FILLET FLASH]      QCB + A
[EAST WIND WALLOP]               QCB + B
[SINGLE SLASH STORM BLAST]       HCF + B (CLOSE)
(ES) [LIVELY DRAGON POUNCE]      QCB,HCF + A+B (CAN BE HELD)
(HT) [LIVELY'BAD DRAGON RISING]  QCB,HCF + B (CAN BE HELD)

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B,A
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


LEE REKKA

[DRAGON HAMMER]                  QCB + B (X3)
[DRAGON CYCLONE]                 QCB + B (IN AIR) (REPEAT ONCE)
[INVISIBLE KICK]                 QCF + B (IN AIR)
[FAN OF FLAMES]                  D THEN U + A
   [HAMMER]                         D + A (AFTER FAN OF FLAMES)
[SERPENT RUSH] (SC)              HCB + A
  [FLAME PALM STRIKE]              QCF + A (AFTER STRONG SERPENT RUSH)
[MIST MAULER]                    A+B
   [FAN STRIKE]                    A (AFTER MIST MAULER)
   [SINGLE DRAGON HAMMER]          F + A (AFTER MIST MAULER)
   [CHI PALM STRIKE]               F + B (AFTER MIST MAULER)
   [LEG SWEEP]                     B (AFTER MIST MAULER)
   [SERPENT BREATH]                D + B (HELD)
(ES) [HIDDEN SERPENT SLAM]       QCB,HCF + A+B
(HT) [CONCEALED JAVELIN OF       B,HCB + B
       JUDGEMENT]

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,A,QCF + B


MINAKATA MORIYA

[GLANCING BLADE HAZE"MIDDLE"]    QCB + A
[GLANCING BLADE HAZE"UPPER"]     QCB + HARD A
[GLANCING BLADE HAZE"LOWER"]     QCB + B
[GLANCING BLADE NEW MOON]        F,D,DF + A
   [GLANCING BLADE CRESCENT]       A (AFTER NEW MOON)
[GLANCING BLADE DARK MOON]       F,D,DF + HARD A
[GLANCING BLADE MOONLIGHT] (SC)  QCF + A
[SLASH BLADE MOONWALK]           BK,DB,D + A/B
(ES)[16-NIGHT LUNAR LOTUS]       F,HCF + A+B
(HT)[LUNAR LOTUS BLIZZARD]       F,HCF + B

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,A,QCF + B


WASHIZUKA KEIICHIRO

[FATAL FLURRY]                   B THEN F + A
[FOOLISH FLURRY]                 D THEN U + A
[WOLF FANG] (SC)                 B THEN F + B
[WOLF FANG THRUST]                A (AFTER WOLF FANG)
[WOLF FANG SLASH]                B (AFTER WOLF FANG)
[WOLF FANG UPPER]                BK + B (AFTER WOLF FANG)
[A GLORIOS DEATH]                QCB + A (KEEP PRESSING)
(ES) [TRUE FANG OF THE WOLF]     QCB,HCF + A+B
(HT) [FINAL WOLF FANG]           QCB,HCF + B

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


YUKI

[ICE BLADE]                      QCF + A
[FROSTY FLASHER]                 F,D,DF + A
[BLIZZARD BLAST] (SC)            QCB + A
[ICE REFLECTOR]                  HCB + B
[SPLIT-IN-TWO SWING]             HCF + B (CLOSE)
(ES) [GLACIAL SEQUOIA]           QCF,QCF + A+B
(HT) [TRUE FROZEN WHIRLWIND]     QCB,HCF + B

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


ZANTETSU

[FLOWING SHADOW FURY]            QCF + A
[DEVIL DROP]                     HCB + B (CLOSE)(CAN BE DONE IN AIR)
[SPIRIT DRILL] (SC)              QCB + A
[UNDERWATER UNDULATION]          B,D,DB + A
[STIFF STITCHER]                 QCF + A (IN AIR)
[KICK OF HEAVENLY MAGIC]         D + B (IN AIR)
[TURNING WHEEL]                    D + B(AFTER KICK OF HEAVENLY MAGIC)
[NECROMANCER'S SHADOW]           HCF + B
[TACHI KOPPA]                    A (AFTER NECROMANCER'S SHADOW)
[MIST SLICER]                    B (AFTER NECROMANCER'S SHADOW)
(ES) [STEEL CRUSHER]             F,HCF + A+B (CAN BE HELD)
(HT) [DARK HUNTER]               B,HCB + B (CLOSE)

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,A,QCF + B


SECRET CHARACTERS:


KAEDE(AWAKENED)

[MORNING STAR SQUALL]           QCF + A
[MORNING STAR TAIL WIND]        QCF + A (IN THE AIR)
[MORNING STAR FILLET FLASH](SC) QCB + A/B
[EAST WIND WALLOP]              QCB + B
[MORNING STAR STORM BLAST]      HCF + B (CLOSE)
[MORNING STAR WIND FANG]        F,D,DF + A
[MORNING STAR HIGH WIND FANG]    A (AFTER MORNING STAR WIND FANG)
(ES) [MORNING STAR POUNCE]      QCB,HCF + A+B (CAN BE HELD)
(HT)[LIVELY'BAD DRAGON RISING'] QCB,HCF + B (CAN BE HELD)
(ES) [LIVELY DRAGON REVIVAL]    QCF,QCF + A+B (CAN BE HELD)
(HT) [LIVELY DRAGON LANCE]      QCF,QCF + B (CAN BE HELD)

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B,A
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


SANADA KOJIRO

[FLASHING FLIGHT]               QCB + A
[BLACK HOLE BLADE] (SC)         HCB + A
[FLICKERING DUST DEVIL]         QCB + B
  [HEAVEN AND EARTH]              B (AFTER FLICKERING DUST DEVIL)
[EMPTY DEATH]                   F,D,DF + A
[BLAST-OF-PLAGUE DEMISE]        QCF + A
(ES) [BLACK HOLE BLADE-EAGLE]   QCB,HCF + A+B
(HT) [WOLF FANG OF EMPTINESS]   QCF,QCF + B

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,A,QCF + B


TAKANE HIBIKI

[DISTANCE SLASH]                QCF + A
[BECKONING SLASH] (SC)          F,D,DF + A
[PIERCING MOON POUNCE]          F,D,DF + B
[MELDING BEING BLADE]           HCF + B
  [DRAW AND DIE]                A (AFTER MELDING BEING BLADE)
  [HEAVEN STAB]                 B (AFTER MELDING BEING BLADE)
[NARROW ESCAPE]                 A + B
   [ESSENTIAL CRUNCH]             F (AFTER NARROW ESCAPE)
   [BACKWARD HOP]                 B (AFTER NARROW ESCAPE)
[VIGILANT DEFENSE]              QCB + HL B (HOLD TO CHARGE POWER GAUGE)
(ES)[HEAVENLY SPIRIT OF VICTORY]QCB,HCF + A+B
(HT) [NO FEAR FEINT]            F,HCF + B (CLOSE)

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


SETSUNA

[ANONYMITY-ONE] (SC)            QCF + A
[ANONYMITY-TWO]                 F,D,DF + A
[ANONYMITY-THREE]               QCB + A
[ANONYMITY-FOUR]                F,D,DF + B
[ANONYMITY-FIVE]                HCB + B
  [ANONYMITY-FIVE PLUS]         HCF + B (CLOSE)(AFTER ANONYMITY-FIVE)
(ES) [ANONYMITY-SEVERANCE]      QCF,QCF + A+B
(HT) [ANONYMITY-ULTIMATE]       B,HCB + B
       [ANONYMITY -ULTIMATE     HCF + A+B  (AFTER ANONYMITY-ULTIMATE)
                CONTINUATION]                (CLOSE)

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,QCF + A


KAGAMI SHINOSUKI

[SWALLOW WINGS OF FLIGHT]       QCF + A
[FLAMING TALON OF RETRIBUTION]  QCF + B
   [SHIRANUI]                     B (AFTER FTOR]
[CHAR-BROILED BLAST] (SC)       F,D,DF + A
[BLAZING BLAST BELLOW]          HCB + A (CLOSE)
[SILENT PULSATION]              QCB + B (HELD)
[FALLING FLAME FRAY]            D + B (IN AIR)
(ES) [BLAZING NOVA]             F,HCF + A+B
(ES) [SPARROW OF THE RED
                LOTUS THRUST]   HCF + A+B (IN AIR)
(HT) [PHOENIX RISING HACK]      HCF + B (IN AIR)

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,A,QCF + A


KOURYU

[PIERCING VERMILLION ARROW]     QCF + A
[PURIFICATION OF CELESTIAL SINS]QCB + A (REPEAT)(SC)
[SINGLE SLICE OF SALVATION]     QCB + B
[POSE OF MYSTIFYING MOXIE]      A+B
(ES) [SUZAK'S NOBLE GLOW]       QCF + A (IN AIR)
(ES) [TEARING TALONS OF BYAKKO] F,HCF + A
(ES)[GENBU'S SACRED WATER SPOUT]F,HCF + B
(ES) [KORYU'S SCREAMING
       THUNDERBLAST]            B,HCB + B
(HT) [FOUR GUARDIANS' INVITATION
         TO DOOM]               F,HCF + A+B

(EF) 1. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,A,A,QCF + B
     2. D,D + A/B THEN A,A,B,A,A,B,B,QCF + A



SCROLL SECTION

[   PROFILE    ]
[   PURPOSE    ]
[   ENDING1    ]
[   NEW FATE   ]
[THE LAST BLADE]
[    BATTLE    ]
[   ENDING2    ]
[   SPECIAL    ]
[    EXTRA     ]

PROFILE
  [  KAEDE  ][MORIYA ][ YUKI  ][ OKINA][  AKARI ]
  [WASHIZUKA][KOJIROH][ AMANO ][ LEE  ][ZANTETSU]
  [  KAGAMI ][HIBIKI ][SETSUNA][KOURYU]

KAEDE
Raised by Gaisei with Yuki as kin, Kaede was taught the way
of the sword by Moriya, a trusted friend. Kaede surprised
all with his unique abilities. Yet he fears they may someday
bring about his ruin.
Age : 17
Icon: His weapon, Momiji

MORIYA
Descendant of the Fallen Tribe, his sword skills led him to
Gaisei. He quickly surpassed his master and became Kaede &
Yuki's idol. Moriya taught the two swordplay & love for
Gaisei.
Age : 22
Icon: Moonbeam

YUKI
Orphaned in infancy and raised by Master Gaisei. This child
of a distant land was welcomed warmly by Kaede and Moriya. As
sister, girl, and warrior, she led a happy life. Until....
Age : 18
Icon: Snow crystal, necklace

OKINA
Formerly the great Tosho Bokuzen, who slew 243 foes, he
mastered his skill and perfected his own combat style, becoming
Genbu, a guardian deity. Along with raising his young charges,
he lives to fish.
Age : 128
Icon: Fishing rod & creel

AKARI
A carefree yet mature exorcist. Both unyielding and courageous,
Akari's hunger has ruined her eyesight, and she requires glasses.
She now works to master English.
Age : 13
Icon: Talisman, staff & ribbons

WASHIZUKA
Head of the Shinsengumi's spy squad. Cool and sober on the outside,
he struggles to serve his destiny with a Samurai aesthetic and
his sword, and embody the creed of "Loyalty".
Age : 28
Icon: Uniform, the Ideogram

KOJIROH
Kojiroh is leader of the Zero Squad, Shinsengumi's strike force.
Loyal in his work and strict, he is the backbone of his group.
But a failed mission in his past keeps gnawing at him.
Age : 28
Icon: Headband & the Symbol

AMANO
A he-man who prizes elegance. This wandering lover of wine, women,
and combat hungers for finer things in the Bakumatsu chaos. Many
are rumored to long for this Samurai scamp.
Age : 26
Icon: Gilded cigarette case

LEE
Formerly Lee Chen Ron, he studied Shao Lin combat. When Lee served
the High Priest as adviser-guard, he confronted the world's evil.
A sincere, courteous lad with a strong sense of justice.
Age : 20
Icon: Flames, big fan

ZANTETSU
One ninja actives behind the scenes of history. His doubt ("Is my
way the mightiest?") is seen as his one weakness. o prove his
power, he has thrown away all to defeat any foe.
Age : 52
Icon: His swords, "Shade" & "Flow" ; a flowing cape

KAGAMI
Host of the deity Suzak. A former royal guard until a random
accident ended his career. He now vows to destroy the world.
Slaying Gaisei has put his scheme into motion.
Age : 30
Icon: His sword & cool threads

HIBIKI
Genso Takane, forger of many famous weapons, returned to live in
the country to raise Hibiki, his beloved daughter. There they
lived, until the silver-maned man enticed her into the world.
Age : 17
Icon: "Echo" the sword & pouch

SETSUNA
Six months after the Kagami Crisis. Hell's minions watch our
world. A soul from evil's bowels takes up residence in the body
of a baby. This cursed child while serene and handsome bears
the seeds of evil.
Age : 20
Icon: Sword & owl

KOURYU
Kouryu, king of guardian deities. Legend states he came into being
with the death of Seiryu and the Hell's Gate guard. Hell's will
sent him into the mortal world.
Age : Unknown
Icon: None


PURPOSE
  [  KAEDE  ][MORIYA][YUKI][  OKINA ][AKARI]
  [WASHIZUKA][AMANO ][LEE ][ZANTETSU]

KAEDE
It occured when Kaede was 12. On his way home from training,
he saw the fallen Gaisei and Moriya, bloody sabre in hand.
Kaede lashed out, felling his blade on Moriya, who, wounded,
silently left the scene. Five years later, he seeks the truth
of it all.

MORIYA
Five years ago, a lone man slew Gaisei in a flash, and Moriya
barely managed a return blows. As he fell faint, he witnessed
the assailant stagger away, with a wounded neck. Five years
later, the experienced Moriya seeks to avenge Gaisei.

YUKI
Five years ago, Yuki's family was torn asunder. With her
Master's old weapon in hand, Yuki seeks to stop Kaede, & save
her dear Moriya.....

OKINA
Okina, hidden in shame, was visited by Kaede 5 years ago. He
taught him everything he knew. Then his student vanished. He
now seeks him to stop him from taking the wrong path and to
test his own power one more time.

AKARI
>From antiquity, the Ichijos viewed the guardian deites.
Akari's father saw the change at Hell's Gate and sent Akari to
investigate. Her parting words are "Leave it to me!".
Weapon  : Meian
Treasure: English dictionary

WASHIZUKA
The chief spy of Shinsengumi gets his orders: Hell's Gate is
closely related to tumult throughout the ages. Washizuka leaves
to begin his investigations.
Weapon  : Hayabusa
Treasure: The Shinsengumi Rule Book

AMANO
In his favored Snow City, Amano sighs. Asked why, he replies,
"The tavern's a wreck! Somewhere some uncultured hick is up to
no good!" Amano rose, and, asked about his destination, he
replied, "To war!"
Weapon  : Man-blade
Treasure: Tobacco

LEE
During training at the temple, Lee saw an unlucky star fall in
the East. He rushed to the side of the High Priest. Lee, learning
it was a sign of evil in the land to the East, departs.
Weapon  : Lotus fan
Treasure: Fan

ZANTETSU
Those dumb enough to call themselves the mightiest are quickly
cut down by Zantetsu. One day he learned of a sorcerer and set
out to slay him to prove his might.
Weapon  : "Flow" & "Shade"
Treasure: Santa ( His grandson )


ENDING1
  [  KAEDE  ][MORIYA][YUKI][  OKINA ][AKARI]
  [WASHIZUKA][AMANO ][LEE ][ZANTETSU]

Ending for all:
Kagami: The foolish mortals... were destined to vanish in
         history but Ilost to your likes....
         However!!!
         In my defeat, my shame.... is boundless. I perish
         in the void of ambition. Pretty sublime, is it not?
         ............

KAEDE
   Kaede, host os Seiryu's might....

   Kaede: I'll no longer quake in fear!
          A new age...a new destiny....
          I will face all with my power!!!

   The upheaval of the Bakumatsu age has not yet ended for
   Kaede.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORIYA
   His Master is avenged!

   Moriya: .......

   But a more severe test...now awaits the young Moriya.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
YUKI
   Yuki: With loved ones to look after..... there's no limit
         to one's power!

   And yet a crueler fate....now readies to test Yuki's maxim.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
OKINA
   Okina: Your heart is too pure....
          Kagami, look at me.....
          Posterity will build a quiet age.

   Kagami-Suzak's rampage is over.
   But a new fate readies itself for the guardian Tosho-Genbu.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AKARI
   Akari Ichijo... later to become noted exorcist of the
   Bakumatsu age, succesor to Seimei Abeno. But for now, Akari
   still...has a long way...to go.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
WASHIZUKA
   Washizuka: You'll pay for menacing the lady!

   Keichiro Washizuka of Shinsengumi. Loyal to a fault....

   Man : Washizuka! Here's your new mission!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AMANO
   Amano: Can't break any more hearts here.
          (Ah, to be back at my old hangout.)
          Whoops!
          Almost forgot!
          Hey,you! How about a drink?
          Don't knock yourself out.
          ...Well, then. To friendship!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
LEE
   Lee: High Priest
          - Was this for the best?
            Am I not similiar to Gaisei, meting out
            justice subjectively?
            Just what is justice, truth?
            I can't return to meditate on this.
            Forgive my selfishness-
                                     Lee
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ZANTETSU
   Zantetsu: My might is not proved this way.
             I am fated to slay till I die....
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


NEW FATE
  [  KAEDE  ][MORIYA ][ YUKI  ][ OKINA][  AKARI ]
  [WASHIZUKA][KOJIROH][ AMANO ][ LEE  ][ZANTETSU]
  [  KAGAMI ][HIBIKI ][SETSUNA]

KAEDE
  Six months after Gaisei's death, Seiryu began to stir in
  Kaede. At this time, he learned the Rite of Banishment at
  Hell's Gate from Genbu. Now he sets out to seal this
  portal.
  Weapon  : Shippumaru
  Treasure: Gaisei's sword

MORIYA
  Cursing his lack of strength when Gaisei was slain, Moriya
  trains. Six months later, he senses both nostalgia and an
  impending evil. To find truth and clear his past, he heads
  for Hell's Gate.
  Weapon  : Moon Tree
  Treasure: None

YUKI
  Investigating Hell's Gate with Kaede. For six months, she
  heard of the rite to seal the gate forever. Upon learning
  of the Maiden of Banishment, she looked to her necklace
  as it seemed to glow.
  Weapon  : Botan
  Treasure: Necklace from Gaisei

OKINA
  The sealing of Hell's Gate has failed. Genbu, concluding he
  is powerless, bids Kaede and yuki to find one who can do
  the rite. But when they disappear, Genbu goes into action.
  Weapon  : Hibon(his rod) & creel
  Treasure: Beard

AKARI
  Hikari, Akari's sister, falls ill. Father warns,"I sense evil!
  It's Hell's gate!" "It ends here. I'm off to kick butt," she
  yells! "Get back here! I'm not finished!" Father's protest falls
  on deaf ears as she goes.

WASHIZUKA
  Although unchanged at the time of the incident, the Gate is
  still a mystery. Washizuka resumes his investigations. He knows
  who is linked with this evil portal, and their search for the
  Maiden of Banishment. He moves out.

KOJIROH
  Investigation of Hell's Gate is ended. A bishop of the forbidden
  faith gone and so many men slain. Now he returns, to regain
  Zero Squad's pride and slay the bishop.
  Weapon  : Shrike
  Treasure: His brother's headband

AMANO
  The tavern is in the midst of its reverly, but the sky remains
  grey. For some reason, Amano draws his weapon and head for the
  Takanes. But no one is around. To find them, Amano begins
  another long vovage.

LEE
  Lee is unpleased with his Kung Fu ability and at a loss. He
  takes up residence at a temple and take a stab at farming.
  Here he realizes the essence of true strength. Six months pass,
  and another unlucky star falls. He resumes his journey.

ZANTETSU
  Zantetsu teaches his grandson his way of the sword and leaves
  his home for good. There's so little time, so little compensation
  for one's efforts. And then comes the time to leave for Hell's
  Gate.

KAGAMI
  Defeated by Kaede/Seiryu earlier, Kagami flew into the embrace
  of Hell's Gate. But he was not rewarded with a final death.
  To open or to close the gate depends on one's soul. Now,
  possessed by Suzak, Kagami hungers for prey.

HIBIKI
  Her father saw the pure evil of the fiendish client and forged
  the dreaded weapon before expiring. "O Heaven, if only he had
  not come. Find him, and you will know," Genzo groaned as he died.
  Hibiki departs as Amano sets out to the Takane house.

SETSUNA
  He loathes all of creation, even his own existence. He slouches
  toward Hell's Gate to avenge himself on everything.
  Weapon  : Blade Of Dread
  Treasure: None


THE LAST BLADE
  [  KAEDE  ][MORIYA][ YUKI ][  OKINA ][AKARI ][HAGURE]
  [WASHIZUKA][AMANO ][  LEE ][ZANTETSU][KAEDE ]
  [ KOJIROH ][KAGAMI][HIBIKI][ SETSUNA][KOURYU]

BATTLE
  [  KAEDE  ][MORIYA][ YUKI ][  OKINA ][AKARI ]
  [WASHIZUKA][AMANO ][  LEE ][ZANTETSU][KAEDE ]
  [ KOJIROH ][KAGAMI][HIBIKI][ SETSUNA][KOURYU]

ENDING2
  [  KAEDE  ][MORIYA ][ YUKI  ][ OKINA][  AKARI ]
  [WASHIZUKA][KOJIROH][ AMANO ][ LEE  ][ZANTETSU]
  [  KAGAMI ][HIBIKI ][SETSUNA]

KAEDE

  Kouryu : Goo-whoaaa!
  ..........
  Kouryu : You were....
           ....awesome....
           Seiryu is now awakened within you!

  Kaede  : Master....

  Kouryu : Don't be sad. You did your job!
           You've come into your own.
           I have but one regret.....
           I won't see you 3 grow older.
           Moriya....
           Yuki......
           And, you, Kaede.
           I see the new age in all of you.
           In this form, I saw your progress.
           Now do it, before I'm taken over...
           Perform the Banishing Rites!
  ..........
  Kouryu : Ooooh!

  Yuki   : Kaede....
           Farewell....
           You will not fail, guardian Seiryu!

  Kaede  : Yuki! The Maiden of Banishment?!
           Yu...oo...ki!
  ..........
  Kaede  : Farewell...
           ...Master...
           Farewell...
           ...Yuki...

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MORIYA

  Moriya : Master......

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YUKI

  Kouryu : Excellent, Yuki. You've awakened!

  Yuki   : Yes, Master.

  Kouryu : You were so destined....
           All has been foretold!

  Yuki   : Yes.

  Kouryu : You 3 are my pride and joy.
           To see you grown in this way....
           Even though I'm possessed by evil.
           I'm glad to have meet you all again.
           I am weak and sinful......

  Yuki   : No, a tender heart is no sin. Taking
           advantage of it is the sin.
           Did you not teach us so?
           The human heart is weak, vain.
           Accepting this strengthens you.
           That is what I believe.

  Kouryu : I forgot what was important.
           Now banish me while you can.
................
  Kouryu : Oooh!
................
  Yuki   : Farewell...
           ...Kaede.
           ...Farewell...
           .....Moriya....

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OKINA

  Kouryu : You were ..... magnificent.....
           Genbu, you're as strong as ever.

  Okina  : Welcome back to sanity, Gaisei!

  Kouryu : I am a disgrace....
           I underestimated Hell's force.
           I was a vain, ignorant fool.
           Now do it, before I lose myself....
           Perform the Banishing Rites!
.....................
  Okina  : That was close! But it seems all went well.
           ...Hmmm!
           What's this? Was I saved by Gaisei?
           I'm still alive.
           Then I will see the new age....

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AKARI

  Kouryu : You were....
           Superb....
..............
  Kouryu : Goo...whoaaa.
..............
  Hikari : Akari, you're home!
           Papa is upset.
           He was worried sick about you.

     Akari! Get your fanny over here!

  Hikari : Oh, it seems Papa knows you're back.
.............
  Papa   : Over here, twit!
           Do you hear me?!

           You're too rash.
           Blah blah blah.
           Always running off,
           yadda yadda.

       Uh oh!!!

  Sister1: The jig's up!

  Hikari : Huh? oh, it's no big deal, eh?

  Sister2: Juzoh will probably bail her out.

  Akari  : You said it.
           ....Huh?
           Wow, "mermaids"!
           I gotta go there!

     Like cat paws on dry cement,
     her father's words fail to impress.

  Papa   : It's because you don't focus!...
           Blah blah blah
           Blah blah blah.........

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WASHIZUKA

  Kouryu   : You were....
             ...Superb...
..............
  Kouryu   : Goo--whooaa.
..............
  Soldier  : The Satsuma army still stands firm.
             Missing this chance, they will again....

  Washizuka: regroup....With our leaders gone,
             we must keep the capital safe.

  Soldier  : But can we hold out like this?......

  Washizuka: An order to all warriors!
             Fortify all points around the city!!!

  Soldier  : Yes, sir!

  Washizuka: A crisis brews. But our loyalty.....
             shall remain ever constant!....

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KOJIROH

  Kouryu   : You were...
             ...sublime...
............
  Kouryu   : Goo--whoooahh.
............
  Kojiroh  : Brother... My duty ends here...
             I....

  Another  : Well done, Kaori.
  Kojiroh    You were great!

  Kojiroh  : Huh?

  Washizuka: How fare you, Mistress Kaori?

  Kojiroh  : It's nothing. I'm a little woozy.

  Washizuka: You've fulfilled your duty....

  Kojiroh  : You need not tell everyone!
             I am head of the Zero Squad.....Kojiroh Sanada.
             I do it my way!

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AMANO

  Kouryu : You were...
           ...Fabulous....
............
  Kouryu : Goo--woaaaa.
............
  Man    : Hey, just a second, pal.
           Here you are!
           Beg your pardon?
           But do you know a Master Hyo?

      -> OF COURSE
         NOPE

   Nope      -> Amano : Ah! Hanbei!

   Of course -> Man   : Really? It's you, isn't it?
                        In fact, I have a message from him.
                        It's important. Listen carefully.
                        If you're male, go to Tavern Sakura.
                        If you're female, go to Snow City.
                        My job is ended.
                        I bid your leave.

                  -> TO TAVERN
                     TO SNOW CITY

                     Tavern    -> Amano: I've been waiting.
                                         Thanks for coming.
                                         Let's share a bottle, shall we?
                                         We'll drink like sponges tonight!
                                         Where did you get that stuff?
                                         I lifted it off a local quack.
                                         Medicine for a troubled soul.
                                         Now drink up.
                                         Be a man!
                                         I feel we've met before, eh?....
                                         Yeah! 6 months ago at this place!
                                         We had a blast then, didn't we?
                                         And so shall we again! Cheers!

                     Snow City -> Amano: Thanks for coming all the way here.
                                         I wished to meet with you alone.
                                         Your ability moves mr.
                                         I hope this isn't our last meeting.
                                         A toast! To our future together!

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LEE

  Kouryu : You were...
           ...Splendid...
...............
  Kouryu : Goo--whoooaaa.
...............
  Lee    : High Priest
           - The chaos has abated. i feel my duty has ended.
             At last, I can return to you. But I am troubled
             with great doubts.
             What is justice?
             What is it to protect others?
             I cannot find the answers.
             But through my battles.....I learned what it is
             to live. I return to the temple reluctantly.

             ONE MONTH LATER

             ( ........Where am I? )
             P.S. - My return shall be delayed. -
                                                  Recca Lee

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ZANTETSU

  Kouryu    : You were.....
             ...splendiforous!
  ..............
  Kouryu    : Goo--whoooaaa.
  ..............
  Santa     : The geezer.....is dead.
  (Grandson)  If he wasn't, he'd not let these go.
              Kisaragi Combat is my destiny!
              I'll slice all, one after another.
              That will prove my might!

       ZANTETSU II IS BORN TODAY!

  Santa     : My one aim: to increase my might!
              For now,
               for eternity.....

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KAGAMI

  Kouryu : You were....Peerless.....
           Beaten again by you.
           The irony!

  Kagami : Seems you lost your sanity......

  Kouryu : I am pathetic......
           I underestimated Hell's will....
           Even possessed, I am but a fool.
           Before I lose myself again......
           Perform the Banishing Rites.
................
  Okina  : Wah ha ha. It's over!

  Kagami : Master.......

  Okina  : I don't know what it is.....
           But you look sharp, Shinnosuke.

  Kagami : Hmph.

  Okina  : Why did he again sacrifice himself?

  Kagami : People never cease to surprise,eh?
           While essentially wicked by nature.
           Most work to better themselves.
           And finally find the good within.
           That's what I like to believe.

  Okina  : Me too. I hope it's truly over.

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HIBIKI

  Kouryu : You were...
            simply smashing.
............
  Kouryu : Goo--whooaa.
............
  Hibiki : I met him not, father.
           But I learned much on my journey.
           I now understand your teachings.
           I will continue my journeys.
           I wish to know more of the world.
           Worry not, I have a strong ally.

  Amano  : Wah-chooo!

  Hibiki : Hee hee.
           I hope to be as great as he.
           And so I must travel on.....

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SETSUNA

  Kouryu  : Goo-whaa.......
.............
  Setsuna : Heh heh....

  Kouryu  : Y,you! The Harvester of Life!

  Setsuna : Maybe I am, maybe I ain't!

  Kouryu  : What manner of freak are you?

  Setsuna : Heh, heh....
            Time your soul transmigrated!

  Kouryu  : Gyah! Moriya! Yuki! Kaede!
.................
  Setsuna : Heh heh heh.
            Whoo ha ha ha!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ENDING FOR ALL (except Setsuna)

      One tale
        ends.
      One age
        ends.
      Hell's Gate
        falls.
      Peace now
        reigns.

    How will our heroes cope?

    But that is another tale.........

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SPECIAL
  [ KAEDE ][  MORIYA   ][    YUKI    ][HOMERUN COMPETITION][AKARI & 3 
SISTERS]
  [WELCOME][SHINSENGUMI][GREAT ESCAPE][  SETSUNA & HIBIKI ][SHIGEN & KOTETSU 
]

EXTRA
  [I ][II ][III ][IV][V]
  [VI][VII][VIII][IX][X]
  [XI][XII]

I   . [KING] ATT UP 20 % DEF DOWN 5%
        (show up after KAEDE SPECIAL scroll revealed)
II  . [PAWN] DEF UP 20 % ATT DOWN 5%]
        (show up after MORIYA SPECIAL scroll revealed)
III . [WAR] REPEL TIME INCREASED
        (show up after YUKI SPECIAL scroll revealed)
IV  . [PEON] REPEL FLYING OBJECTS
        (show up after buying all the PROFILE scrolls)
V   . [VERDICT] SWORD GAUGE RISES FAST
        (show up after buying all the PURPOSE scrolls)
VI  . [FORCE] SWORD GAUGE RISES SLOW
        (show up after buying all the ENDING1 scrolls)
VII . [LINE] LIFE GAUGE FLASHES EASIER
        (show up after buying all the NEW FATE scrolls)
VIII. [LIVE] LIFE GAUGE STAYS CONSTANT
        (show up after buying all the THE LAST BLADE scrolls)
IX  . [FRONT] GUARD IN FORWARD JUNPS
        (show up after buying all the BATTLE scrolls)
X   . [BET] GET BONUS PTS. IN STORY MODE
        (show up after buying all the ENDING2 scrolls)
XI  . [GET] EARNED PTS. ARE DOUBLE]
        (show up after buying all the SPECIAL scrolls)
XII . [KAN] DISABLES ACTION & GUARD
        (show up after buying all the EXTRA scrolls)

SECRETS:

1.  EX MODE
   EX MODE IS THE COMBINATION OF POWER AND SPEED MODE.
   WHEN CHOOSING MODE, INPUT THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS:-
    UP X 6 , DOWN X 3, UP X 4
   EX MODE IS ENABLED.

2.  MINI-GAMES
   THERE ARE TWO MINI-GAMES. "HOME-RUN DERBY" AND "FLYING ESCAPE".
   AFTER PLAYING FOR TWO HOURS, THE SCROLL FOR "HOME-RUN DERBY" WILL
   APPEAR IN THE SPECIAL SECTION. SIMPLY BUY THE SCROLL. AFTER FOUR
   HOURS, THE SCROLL FOR "FLYING ESCAPE" WILL APPEAR.

3.  UNLOCKING SECRET CHARACTERS
   THERE ARE SEVEN SECRET CHARACTERS IN THIS GAME.

   UNLOCKING:
   KAEDE(AWAKENED) - BEAT THE GAME USING KAEDE AND BUY HIS ENDING'S
                     SCROLL. SIMPLY PUT THE CURSOR ON KAEDE AND PRESS
                     B TO CHOOSE HIM.

   HAGURE HITOGATA - BEAT THE GAME USING AKARI AND BUY HER ENDING'S
   (WANDERING DOLL)  SCROLL. SIMPLY PUT THE CURSOR ON AKARI AND PRESS
                     B TO CHOOSE IT.

   KAGAMI SHINOSUKI - BEAT THE GAME USING MORIYA AND BUY HIS ENDING'S
                      SCROLL.

   TANAKE HIBIKI - BEAT THE GAME USING AMANO AND BUY HIS ENDING'S
                   SCROLL.

   SETSUNA - BEAT THE GAME USING EITHER LEE,ZANTETSU OR OKINA AND BUY
             THEIR ENDING'S SCROLL.

   SANADA KOJIRO - BEAT THE GAME USING WASHIZUKA AND BUY HIS ENDING'S
                   SCROLL.

   KOURYU - BUY ALL CHARACTERS' LAST BLADE 1 & 2 ENDING SCROLLS!

THE END

BY L.S.D

ANY MISTAKES, PLEASE INFORM ME (SLOPPY007@hotmail.com)