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    Anachronox Walkthrough/FAQ
    Version 1.0
    June 1, 2003
    
    Copyright 2003 Jason Merrill
    jason at apocalypseorg
    
    Legalese
    --------
    This walkthrough is subject to the GNU Free Documentation License, version
    1.2 or later.  See
    
      http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html
    
    for details.  Basically, feel free to make changes and use bits of info in
    your own documents, so long as you let other people do the same and give me
    credit.
    
    BREAKING NEWS
    -------------
    The second patch has finally been released!  You can find it at
    
      http://www.matrixzero.com/anoxpatch/
    
    This walkthrough was written using the 1.01 patch, so please let me know if
    any of the bugs I mention are fixed in 1.02.  I'll probably play through
    again soon, but I wanted to post this now.
    
    Technical Issues
    ----------------
    Anachronox works fine on XP.  Well, as fine as it runs anywhere.
    
    Resist the temptation to turn on EAX.  It will crash your game constantly.
    It's disabled in 1.02.
    
    Any Radeon or GeForce card should be able to run Anachronox in high-res
    (1280x960), but it will only work in full screen mode if you can set your
    desktop to 1280x960.  If you don't have that as an option, you can run it
    in a window or use PowerStrip to add the mode.  I find that the game
    crashes less when run in a window.  YMMV.
    
    When you quit, sometimes the process doesn't actually exit.  You can close
    it yourself from the Task Manager.
    
    After the return from Sunder, my game started crashing frequently in map
    transitions.  I don't know what to do about this except save just before
    you change maps and try again if it crashes.  This may be fixed in 1.02.
    
    I suggest playing on Way Too Hard, which adjusts damage by 20%, but
    changing the Save At option to allow you to save anywhere so the above
    bug isn't as much of a problem.
    
    Turn up the Gamma a bit.
    
    Get used to pressing a direction key when you start moving, rather than
    moving the mouse first.
    
    There are a few places in the game where you may want to cheat to work
    around bugs in the game.  All of the cheats start by turning on debug mode
    with Alt-Shift-F10 and bringing down the console window with ~.
    
    One use of the console is to get more savegame slots; if you want to make
    an archival save, bring down the console and type "savegame XXXX" where
    XXXX is a number between 1000 and 9999.  To load one of these games, use
    "loadgame XXXX".  1.02 changes the savegame interface, so this probably
    isn't necessary anymore.
    
    You can mostly use the keyboard in fights; use the number keys to select an
    action, and space to activate it.  There are some bugs with this, though:
    sometimes it lets you do things that you aren't supposed to be able to do
    (such as use Beat weapons on the Hive Queen).  Also, trying to do this to
    select between multiple functions of a multiple-function Elementor host
    will crash the game.
    
    Other Notes
    -----------
    I'm not going to tell you about conversations that don't advance the plot.
    I still recommend talking to everyone repeatedly; there's a lot of funny
    stuff out there.  IMO, the best thing about this game is the writing.
    
    There's really no need to do the sort of levelling that you do in, say, a
    Final Fantasy game; if the game thinks your characters are too low a level
    for a certain point in the game, it levels them up automatically.
    
    Beginning
    ---------
    Bricks
    ======
    Shops: Zordo's, Plib (MysTech Museum)
    
    * Rowdy's
    
    Welcome to Anachronox!  What a sad little man you are, Boots.
    
    QUEST: Fatima has some chores for you before you can leave the bar.
    
    Turn around and go upstairs to your office.  Grab the camera off your desk.
    Click on the broadband scanner for a clue you'll use later.  
    
    Pick the lock to your back room, by holding down CTRL as you click on it.
    Always, always use the keyboard when picking locks.  For each tumbler, hit
    space once.  If the tumbler doesn't drop immediately, look at the meter on
    the lockpick, which tells you how far off you are, on a scale of 1-5.  Hit
    up or down that many times, and hit SPACE again.  If it still misses, you
    went the wrong way.  You can always get it right on the third try; you are
    always either 2 or 4 spaces away from the right spot.
    
    In your back room, there is Some Dough ($20), your APE game console (which
    has no games now, but you can find some later), and a chest which you can't
    pick yet.  Grab the Dough and head back downstairs.
    
    Marina and Mardoman, the folks at the table near the stairs, are with the
    Resistance.  Talk to Marina.
    
    If you like, play a game of OX on the game table opposite the bar.  I can't
    do better than a tie.
    
    QUEST: Talk to Valesta, the woman at the bar.  She gives you a lead on a job.
    
    Dim Jose, the guy at the table, wants to know if he should keep or sell his
    slag of MysTech.  I don't know if the answer has any significance.
    
    Save at the TimeMinder by the exit, and you've completed your first quest!
    Woohoo.
    
    * Fountain Spiral
    
    QUEST: As you pass, K'jagra Khk tells you to visit his cousin.
    
    Walk forward, and get beat down.  Not having a good day.
    QUEST: Fatima suggests you visit Whackmaster Jack's.
    
    Continue along, grabbing the HealGrease Plus that Fatima points out.  Don't
    use it now, but remember about pressing F5.
    
    You can't take the path down right now; head up to the Fountain Spiral.
    When you get there, turn around, look up, and take a photo (F11) of the
    Anachronox symbol above the sign for the MysTech Museum.
    
    Now head up the Spiral to:
    
    * Whackmaster Jack's
    
    Jack is the guy in red by the ring upstairs.  Talk to him for a combat
    tutorial.  He'll also give you:
    
      Old Vistin Pistol (Boots, bad, ranged)
      LifeCursor Shield Upgrade (FatimaScreen, Boots' L1 skill)
      2 HealGrease Plus
      2 Bindlebags
    
    Talk to Stang, the guy with the bag on the ground, for a Glodent.  Also
    photograph the two Brebulans (the aliens to the right of the door).  Be
    sure to fit their whole bodies in the frame.
    
    When you're done, head back to the Spiral.
    
    * Fountain Spiral
    
    Head up the Spiral to the next exit, with a sign for Frank's Flophouse.
    Get ready for your first real fight, with the same guy who beat you down
    before.  You can't win this without using an item.  The easy way is to use
    a Bindlebag; hit 3 3 SPACE as soon as it's your turn.  Or you can start
    with FatimaScreen, and use a HealGrease Plus when you're about to die.  If
    you're lucky, you can get the shield up before he hits you the first time.
    
    Notice the green bug mound in the corner.  It'll be interesting later.
    
    Take the gravpath to Casinox.
    
    * Casinox Area
    
    Take the lift down.  Talk to Maria Black, standing by the TimeMinder.  You
    don't get a quest note, but you can help her out.
    
    Go through the door and meet K'Conrad Khk, the cousin mentioned before.
    
    Down the next lift, a NoxGuard asks if you've seen Marina.  Tell him no.
    Continuing on, you can't go towards the Platform Area, but if you wait you
    can watch a guy running around on fire.  Take a photo of the Anachronox
    symbol.  Continue on.
    
    * Junkyard Area
    
    Go straight ahead and get the $50 from the chest.  Then go through the door
    next to the TimeMinder.  Head around to the left, and buy some HealGrease
    from Ghalla.  Continue around to the back to find your first TACO.
    
    Continue on and fight off a couple of Alley Goons.  Photograph the
    Brebulans and the Anachronox symbol over the sign for the Tenements, and
    continue on to:
    
    * Tenements Area
    
    When you enter, turn around and photograph the Anachronox symbol.  Head to
    the right and photograph the Brebulan.  If you head all the way down the
    stairs, there's a HealGrease at the bottom.  Go back along the railing and
    look out along the wall.  See the red thing?  That's a Red Bipidri.  Take
    its picture, too.
    
    Sometimes photos fail to register with the game, for some reason; the photo
    of this Red Bipidri is particularly problematic.  To make sure it worked,
    save your game, pull up C:\Anachronox\anoxdata\SAVE\<user>\photos and
    select the directory for this save (the autosave is #0; the normal saves
    are ordered from top to bottom).  If the .dat file for the photo has size
    0, it didn't work, and you need to try again.  Try moving a little left or
    right (hold down Shift to walk slowly).
    
    Head back up and take the elevator down.  Head into:
    
    * Frank's Flophouse
    
    If you're injured, take a room for $5; otherwise walk down the stairs to
    the room.  Either way, grab the TACO.
    
    Go back upstairs and pick all the locks you can.  Room contents:
      A - Deanamo, Valesta's Bracelet (Speed +1, prot. Nuts)
          QUEST: Visit Grumpos Matavastros in Building 5
      B - can't pick yet
      D - HealGrease
      E - just a guy
    
    Head back out to the tenements, over and down to
    
    * Building 5
    
    Note the directory on the wall to your right.  Browse the SenderNet station
    if you want, and head into Section C.
    
    Interesting rooms:
      Level 2, Room 5: Simon Black.  You can tell him that Maria is coming to
        kill him for $25.  Ask for any more, and you won't get it.
      Level 2, Room 7: Healgrease
      Level 3, Room 11: Healgrease Plus
      Level 3, Room 14: Healgrease Plus
      Level 4, Room 19: Grumpos
        QUEST: Find a size 5 NoxGuard helmet
    
    After the cutscene, grab the TACO to your right.  Go back down to Grumpos'
    apartment, grab the blue keycard from his counter, and you're done with
    Building 5.
    
    Remember the message on the scanner in your office?  Time to head for the
    Platform area; go back where you came from and follow the signs.  Now you
    can go where the burning man was running around before.
    
    Beat up the Alley Goon, notice another bug mound, and continue on to:
    
    * Platform Area
    
    Continue until you get to the elevator.  Take it down to level 2, and snap
    a photo of the Anachronox symbol.  Continue down to level 1, and go talk to
    the guard.  You can either talk him out of the helmet, or beat him up for
    it.  Or both; if you talk to him after he gives it to you, he'll attack you.
    
    When you've got the helmet, head back to Grumpos.  Woohoo, your first
    henchman!
    
    Got Grumpos
    -----------
    If you're hurting, rest at Frank's.
    
    As Fatima suggests, head back to talk to K'Conrad.  You'll get attacked
    along the way; try out Grumpos' Yammer Bouge skill.  It stuns opponents,
    which is very useful.
    
    Talk to K'Conrad.  While you're there, tell Maria where Simon lives, for
    $50.  Now head for the Fountain Spiral.  In the gravpath is a NoxGuard who
    wants photos of five Brebulans.  You already have them, so he gives you
    $500.
    
    From the Spiral, head toward Rowdy's, but turn left into the area that used
    to be blocked off, and turn right into the tunnel.  Talk to Yerocan Worb,
    who gives you some blueprints.
    
    Now head for the MysTech Museum and talk to the curator, who asks you to
    photograph the five Anachronox symbols.  It seems that you need to leave
    the museum and come back in before you can tell him you have the photos,
    for which he gives you $200 and 3 HealGrease Plus.  He also wants you to
    grab the symbol from the Anachronox Tours office.
    
    Head upstairs in the museum (the stairs are by the entrance).  As you leave
    the tunnel, look down over the railing to your left.  If the Red Bipidri
    isn't there now, it will show up soon.  Take a picture.
    
    On the path to Zordo's, the guy watching the Bipidri work asks you to
    photograph 8 Red Bipidri.  Talk to him again to get credit for the ones you
    already have.  After you talk to him, hit F8 for the Collectables menu.  If
    you don't have credit for two, one of them must not have counted.  Look at
    the .dat files in your save game directory to see which.  Once he gives you
    credit, you can delete the photos.
    
    Now head back to Rowdy's and give the blueprints to Marina for $200.
    Mardoman asks you to check up on Yerocan again.  Also talk to Valesta; you
    don't have to give her the bracelet.
    
    Head back to Yerocan, who asks you to photograph any suspicious characters
    in the Fountain.  Head up to the top of the spiral and take a photo of Fazz
    Burbleman.  While you're there, talk to the FlingBot watching the fountain
    for a laugh.  Report back to Yerocan, who gives you an Eluder Band (Block
    +1).  Visit Mardoman again; he asks you to hit up a drug courier in the
    Platform Area.
    
    Now it's back to the Tenements to find Lucko Coldwolf.
    
    In the Tenements, head to the right and down the stairs until the cutscene
    starts.  Follow Lucko back through the Junkyard, Casinox, Platform and
    Anachronox Tours areas, and into a bar for another cutscene.  As you leave,
    Fatima tells you to look up a guy in the Fountain Spiral area.  But first,
    let's look around:
    
    * Anachronox Tours Area
    
    Turn right and talk to the guy in black standing over the dead body.  It's
    Detective Rukh, an old friend.  He wants you to investigate the dead man's
    apartment back in Building 5.
    
    Return to Building 5, Level 2, Room 7, and look at the LifeCursor on the
    counter.
    
    If you want, you can visit Deanamo again, and talk to her with Grumpos.
      You can either pay her $200 to get healed, or mock her.  If you pay her,
      she'll show up in Ghalla's, but if you go back to Frank's later in the
      game she's there again, like it never happened.  Oops.
    
    Head back to Rukh with the info.  He gives you a PAX Flashpak, which
    teaches him FlashBlind, Boots' Stun skill.  Note the guy with the purple
    PAL-18 unit.
    
    Head up the stairs and into:
    
    * Anachronox Tours
    
    Head around back through the Maintenance section, and grab the Anachronox
    symbol.
    
    Head for the Tours area exit, but just before the signs to other areas,
    turn right and talk to the NoxGuard.  Walk back up the stairs to the other
    highway view, and take a photo of the red motorcycle.  Return to the guard
    for $75.
    
    Now go to Platform 3, and fight the drug dealer.  Head back to Mardoman and
    the Museum for your rewards (a Pre-owned ShieldCell and $400, respectively).
    The guy with the sock is wandering around near where Yerocan was standing.
    If you want, you can visit Zordo's Gun Palace and buy some Wristbands of
    Whacking for $1200.  They increase your damage by about 5%.
    
    OK, time to go visit Eddie.  Head for the Junkyard Area, and talk to the
    Brebulans, who want a symmetrical crystal tree.  Enter the Junkyard and
    save.
    
    * Junkyard
    
    You'll be doing a fair amount of fighting in here, so be prepared.
    Remember to use Yammer to take enemies out of the fight temporarily.
    
    Turn left at the fork and grab the Pre-Owned Shieldcell off of a box.
    At the second fork, go around to the right and grab the TACO before heading
    up the ramp.  Talk to the doorman, and continue on.  Past the TimeMinder,
    look behind a box on the left for a Vistin ThreeBeam (Boots, Poor,
    Ranged).  Continue on for a cutscene.
    
    When you're done with Eddie, head back to the first fork and go the other
    way.  Look at the crystal trees until you find a symmetrical one, and take
    it back to the Brebulans for $175.
    
    Head down to the Lower Tenements, and around back to the Doorlord.  Make
    sure you've done everything in the Bricks first, as you won't be back for a
    little while.
    
    MysTech Tunnels
    ---------------
    At the bottom of the elevator, look left for a Glodent.  After the second
    fight, look right for a Batt.  After the third fight, watch for a chest on
    your right with a TACO.  After the fight with the Stare Bear, watch for the
    Vistin Spikehead (Grumpos, Poor, Melee) on your left as you go up the ramp.
    
    At the junction past the bridge, turn left.  After the fight, check out the
    Lifeflower by the wall.  From now on, every time you pass a Lifeflower,
    pick a petal.  They'll be useful later.
    
    Head back to the junction and go the other way.  When you reach the
    TimeMinder, save.
    
    * Sewagic Rapids Minigame
    
    The object of this game is to pick up as many starred crates as you can
    without getting blown up.  If you survive, you'll get a reward based on how
    many crates you grabbed:
    
         1 - 1 Cordican Diamond Disc
         3 - 2 Cordican Diamond Discs
         7 - 3 Cordican Diamond Discs
         9 - HealGrease
    
    * Lower Tunnels
    
    Grab the two HealGrease by the boxes.  After the fight, grab the two
    HealGrease by the box.  After a fight with 2 Stare Bears and 2 Mean Moles,
    watch out for a HealGrease Complete on the left.  Save at the TimeMinder,
    and grab the HealGrease Complete on the left around the corner.
    
    * BOSS: Stone Sentinel
    
    He always attacks the hexes in the same order, so you just need to make
    sure you aren't there when he does.  A simple rule: when he attacks the
    space between Sly and Grumpos, move them away.
    
    Continue on and grab the stone.  Cutscene.  Grumpos pays you $100, and you
    wind up back at the door, minus one Doorlord.  
    
    Head for Anachronox Tours, and the guy with the PAL-18.  He'll sell you the
    battery now, so buy it.  Now head back to your office, and wake up the
    little guy.
    
    Got PAL
    -------
    Stop by Whackmaster Jack's, and have PAL hack the dataport downstairs for a
    TACO.  Also talk to Bean Fredicksson using Grumpos, and play along for a
    Pentagonal Prism.  Now head back to the Anachronox Tours area.
    
    If PAL were injured, he could hack the dataport under the table at Ghalla's
    with the broken robot on it for free healing.  But he's not, so no need to
    bother.
    
    As you enter the Anachronox Tours area, turn left and pass the guard who
    wanted a photo of the speeder.  There's a broken elevator.  Connect the
    blue & red wires to "fix" it.  Head through the hole and hack the dataport
    for another TACO.
    
    Continue up to Anachronox Tours.  Have PAL talk to the robot just inside
    for a Cordicorps Shockclaw (PAL, Fair, Melee).  Have Grumpos Yammer the guy
    in front of the ticket booth, and then buy some tickets.  Head through the
    gates, around to the right, and save at the TimeMinder on the platform.  I
    suggest saving in the bottom slot; you'll want to keep this one around in
    case you want to check something on Anachronox.  Or make an archival save
    as described above.
    
    OK, you're ready to leave Anachronox.  At this point you should have:
    
      Vistin ThreeBeam
      Vistin Spikehead
      Cordicorps Shockclaw
      2 Pre-Owned Shieldcells
      Eluder Band
      Valesta's Bracelet
      7 TACOs
      Credit for 2 Red Bipidri photos
    
    If you're missing any of these, go back and get them before continuing.
    When you're ready, walk up to the shuttle.
    
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    Sender Station
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    * Sender Station Station
    
    Walk out into the terminal.  Head left one booth to Gate 5 and talk to the
    guy, who tells you what you'll need to do.  Head out to the ticket window.
    
    * Commons Area
    
    Talk to Detective Rukh, who asks you to visit the Routubes.  Go out the
    door, and head left to the museum.  Go inside.  Hack the dataport and
    download the TSM database.  Leave the museum.
    
    Continue around to the left and talk to the guy in the No Salt! T-shirt
    next to a tree.  Continue around, and go into the Gold Deluxe Palatial
    Penthouse Suites (GDP).  Talk to the scientist on the left and pick up the
    rose.  Leave the hotel, and continue around.  Talk to the guy in the
    shadows.
    
    Go back around and up the ramps.  Head left and into the Sendormitory.
    Inside, yammer the scientist standing by his bed for a ticket.  Turn around
    and snap a photo of the Red Bipidri on the top level.
    
    Go back out and continue over to the clown.  Talk to the kid, and then the
    woman.
    
    Step into the Vend-O-Mart.  Go up the escalators and have Grumpos talk to
    the guy for a Hexagonal Prism.  Go back down, and head right into the
    Pay2Pray.  Meditate on both your prisms to learn StaffSweep and HealField.
    Head back downstairs, buy a Megalocephalic Wendy and a Pre-Owned Shieldcell
    for PAL, and hack the left dataport for lab coats.
    
    Head back out, and around to the right.  Talk to the guy in red.  Go into
    the Lounge of Commerce.  Talk to the guy with the TACO for a HealGrease
    Complete and 5 TimeMinder Tears.  Talk to the bartender and buy the
    cheapest drink; she tells you to look up a friend of hers.  Have Boots talk
    to David Salsa in the back, by the TimeMinder, who has a mission for you.
    
    Head back to the GDP and talk to the scientist again for your second
    ticket.  Also talk to the woman on the couch.  Now go back to the museum,
    go through to the display room, and talk to the Brebulan to the right.  He
    sends you to Gate 2 in the terminal.  Talk to the robot there for the
    Certificate of Authenticity, which you can take back to the woman for $50.
    
    Now head for the Routubes, through the unmarked door at the top of the
    ramps.
    
    * Upper Routubes
    
    Past the first fight, go left and hack the dataport.  Grab the HealGrease
    on the right just before the door.  Before the ramp, grab the Glodent on
    the right.  After the Pipe Mimics, grab the HealGrease.
    
    Buy the Soporific Wander Dust from the dealer and continue on.  Grab the
    Glodent, photograph the body, and head back to the Commons.
    
    Stop by the Lounge of Commerce and talk to the goon at the bar, then David
    Salsa again.  Then it's back to Detective Rukh, who gives you an Annulet of
    Alertness for your trouble.
    
    And now you're ready to leave Sender Station.  Go back to Gate 5, hack the
    dataport, make another archival save, and go on through.
    
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    Sunder
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    On the shuttle, talk to everyone until you land on Sunder.
    
    * Starport
    
    From the gate, head left and follow the path until you reach the PAX Guard.
    Talk to him to find out what you need to do.
    
    Head back to the TimeMinder, and go through the door into the lounge.  Talk
    to the guard in here, then lockpick his briefcase to learn the blue
    frequency: 493.  While you're here, talk to the robot for a pack of cards.
    Head back out.
    
    Between Gates 1/2 and Gates 3/4 there is a dataport on the left.  Hack it,
    then click on the screen.  Enter 493, and insert a playing card to block
    the laser.
    
    Past Gates 5/6 is another guard.  Talk to him, then hack the newspaper
    machine.  Apparently the green frequency is 691.  Enter it in the next
    terminal you pass.
    
    Continue all the way up to gates 11/12 to find the last guard.  Yammer him
    to get the red frequency, 507.  Enter it in the terminal between Gates 3/4
    and Gates 5/6, and head back to the laser barriers, which are now gone.
    
    * Sanctuary Area
    
    Note: You need to get the stuff in the Rainbow Sanctuary as you go through
    the first time, as you won't be coming back.
    
    When you get to the park, turn right and grab the True View Torque on the
    mound.
    
    * Rainbow Sanctuary
    
    In the reception area, lockpick the chest for Sunder Moss.
    
    Talk to the receptionist, and then follow her.  When you get to the lounge,
    talk to the Brebulan for Xiuwen's Package.  Then grab the TACO behind the
    receptionist, and follow her again.
    
    After the cutscene, quickly run towards the TimeMinder and down the ramp in
    front of it, to a chest with a Shuttle Shield Unit.  Rho finds the keycard,
    and it's a race against time.  Save at the TimeMinder, and run back the way
    you came.
    
    The first door combo is		Red   Blue   Yellow Green.
    The second is			Green Yellow Green  Yellow.
    The third is			Red   Green  Blue   Yellow.
    The fourth is			Red   Red    Green  Green.
    
    After the reception area, go down the stairs.
    
    There's a bug here; if you go back through the park to the city overlook,
    there's a Regenergy Round.  But you can't open that door.  To get it, bring
    down the console (see above), type "noclip" to turn on noclip mode, and
    walk through the door.  Do this again to turn it back off when you're on
    the other side.  You don't need to repeat this on your way back.
    
    Anyway, now open the door at the bottom, and head into the
    
    * Service Tunnels
    
    From the gate, head left for a HealGrease Plus.
    At the fork, take either path.
    At the next fork, head left for a HealGrease Plus, then return and go right.
    At the next fork, go left, and take the ramp.
    Take the next right and get the HealGrease Plus.
    Save at the TimeMinder and go through the door to the starport.
    Head back up to Gate 12, use the cardreader, and run out to the shuttle.
    
    Cutscene.
    
    * Minigame: Escape!
    
    Avoid the flashing rocks and other ships until time runs out.  You can take
    6 hits before losing (just 3 if you missed the Shuttle Shield Unit).
    
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    Democratus: Votowne
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    * Chamber Area
    
    After the fight, select your party; you can only have three characters at a
    time.  Take PAL and Grumpos.  Equip everyone with the Callossum Shieldcells
    (32/16/16) that Rho conveniently brought with her.
    
    Head out.  After another fight, talk to Sergeant Guff to get a quest.  Head
    on to:
    
    * Votowne
    
    Walk out into the city, and take a photo of yourselves at the machine.
    
    At the bottom of the ramp, go right and talk to the guy by the orange
    poster to get a sample ballot.  If you act like a jerk, he'll give you a
    free room at the inn, too.  Then read the poster to learn how to vote on
    Proposition 2.  All the votes are random, so I can't tell you.
    
    There's an Ally of the Council named Crissy walking around, who will tell
    you how to vote on Proposition 8 if Boots or Grumpos kisses her.  Keep an
    eye out.
    
    Head into town, turn right, and go under a ramp.  Pick the lock for
    Banewave MysTech (White, Good)
    
    Go under the ramp on the left, too; hack the dataport for a Fire Retardant
    Roundlet.
    
    Continue on to the guy standing on a chest.  Yammer him for the answer to
    Proposition 6; then pop back to the shuttle and swap Grumpos for Rho.
    
    From the Prop 6 guy head left, up the ramp, and talk to the two guys there.
    One knows the Prop 3 vote, and wants a drink before he'll tell you.
    
    Continue up the ramp and into the next section of town.  Head left into the
    Excellent Choice building.  Buy a Quack-Quack Juice at the juice bar.  Take
    the guy his juice and come back.
    
    On the right side of the park near Excellent Choice is a door which Boots
    can pick.  Behind a chair is a Vistin Octogun (Boots, Fair, Ranged).  Next
    to the chair in front of the computer is an Old Ducalion Shieldcell (32/16/32).
    
    Continue on, up the ramp, and talk to Waiia, who tells you how to vote on
    Prop 5.
    
    Continue into the next park area, and use PAL's world skill on the robot in
    the corner to learn how to vote on Prop 1.
    
    Time to visit:
    
    * Republic Inn
    
    Head left and talk to Dward, sitting on the couch.  He tells you to look up
    Dass Daskan in room 401.  Hack the dataport on the side of the reception
    desk to learn that Merle Joid is in 201.
    
    Talk to the receptionist and take a room.  You wake up in room 402.  Get
    the HealGrease Plus from the bathroom.
    
    Go over to room 401.  Grab the HealGrease Complete and the TACO.  Have Rho
    analyze the map on the nightstand.
    
    In room 304 is a woman who encourages you to steal her stuff, a HealGrease
    Plus and DoubleUp Bracer.  Do it!  The DoubleUp Bracer is much better than
    Wristbands of Whacking.
    
    Break into room 201 and read the letter on the bed to learn how to vote on
    Prop 4.  There's a HealGrease Complete in the bathroom closet.
    
    In the stairs just before Floor 1, turn and look at the Bipidri working.
    Take a photo of the Red Bipidri when it emerges.
    
    Leave the Inn and head up the ramp to the overlook.  Have Rho try out the
    map.  Seems to line up.  Head for the hallway it indicates, and talk to the
    guy to get the Prop 7 vote.
    
    You should now have all the info you need to vote at the Votabulator near
    Excellent Choice.  Memorize (or write down) all the info in your F1 journal
    and vote.
    
    Now that you have a Gold Ally Card, buy anything you want upstairs in
    Excellent Choice (I recommend three Freezo) and if you're done with
    Votowne, head back to the council, make another archival save, and go into
    the council chamber.
    
    * Warship Bay
    
    You're going to be fighting soon, so make sure your shields are set for
    full strength.  I suggest giving Boots the DoubleUp Bracer and Valesta's
    Bracelet so he can do maximum damage.
    
    At the junction, turn right.  After the first fight, grab the HealGrease
    Complete.  Hug the wall and go back behind some boxes to find a Vistin
    Blader Staffhead (Grumpos, Fair, Melee).
    
    Go back to the junction and down.  Head to the back and up a small ramp for
    a Bag o' Glodents.  Go back and down.
    
    Fight more Robodes for a HealGrease Complete.
    Fight more Robodes for an Old Ducalion Shieldcell (behind a box).
    
    Take the elevator down.  Hear the song?  Face the window, pull out the
    camera, and take a picture of the Red Bipidri as it floats by.
    
    Fight more Robodes for a HealGrease Plus.  Save and head for the fighter.
    
    * Minigame: The Hive
    
    To reload, shoot the ammo meter in the lower left.
    
    In the first room, take the second exit.  This will take you to a large room.
    Now take the first (red) exit, which takes you to the red shield generator.
    Now take the second (yellow) exit, which takes you to the yellow shield
    generator.
    Now take the first exit, which takes you back to the big room.
    Now take the third (purple) exit.
    Now take the first exit, which takes you to the boss.
    
    When fighting the boss, shoot at his head; your shots will only hurt when
    your crosshairs are green.
    
    Your performance will now be rated on a scale of 1-5.  Rewards:
    
      1 - ?
      2 - ?
      3 - Glodent
      4 - FreezeZone MysTech
      5 - ?
    
    * Verilent Hive
    
    Walk around behind the fighter for Firespire MysTech (Red, Good).
    After the first fight, pick the chest on the right for NutsWalker MysTech
    (Yellow, Good).
    Analyze the control panel to open the door upstairs.  Go through and touch
    the pulsating gems to create MysTech in the room below.  Continue on.
    In the next room, grab the Static Pulse Injector on the floor (Rho, Fair,
    Melee) and Analyze the console to open the other door in the landing bay.
    
    Head back and through that door, and grab the SlowStrike MysTech (Blue,
    Good).  Continue into the lower room.  Seems that the MysTech you dropped
    before is PoisonSpin (Green, Good).
    
    Go through the door into a room with crystals in the corners.  Touch one to
    take it and get into a fight; you want at least two of each type.
    
    In this room, get 2 Blue shards and 2 Yellow shards.
    Take either exit from this room, and get 2 Purple shards.
    Go through the door left of the purple shard.  In the next room, grab the
    Bane MysTech (White, Fair) and get 2 Green shards.
    Take the exit left of the green shard.
    
    Talk to the guy by the TimeMinder for a clue.  In the next room, grab 2 Red
    and Cyan shards, and take the exit by the cyan shard.  In the next room, go
    straight and take the first left, which brings you to the smaller console.
    Continue on back to the large control panel and insert the shards in the
    appropriate spots.
    
    Head back the same way, but where you turned left before, go the other
    way.  Grab the Hive Moss and continue to an interesting machine.  Insert
    your remaining shards for a PsyChain MysTech (Obsidian, Good).
    
    Head back and left to the room with the blue door.  Now get ready for a
    MysTech fight.  Equip Boots with PsyChain, Rho with PoisonSpin, and Grumpos
    with Firespire.  Also turn off everyone's shields so you can use all the
    NRG for spells.  Lead with someone other than Boots, and head in.
    
    * Boss: Hive Queen
    
    If you move your outer characters over to the crystals, you can activate
    them to prevent her from spawning more Verilents.  You'll need to move your
    middle character (Boots, if he wasn't leading) out from behind the pillar
    before they can attack the queen.  For some reason, the character on the
    right can't attack the Queen if they move to the crystal and there's a
    Verilent there, so you might leave them in their original location.  The
    left character doesn't have this problem.
    
    I like to leave everyone in place and have Boots hit the Verilents with
    PsyPull so that they attack each other (and the Queen!).  Rho and Grumpos
    hit the Queen with PoisonSpin and Fireslag++, wait for the effects to wear
    off, and hit her again.  This way you can win without using any Glodents.
    
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    Post-Sunder
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    Sender Station, Take 2
    ----------------------
    After the cutscene you're back in the Lounge of Commerce.  Show the package
    to Salsa, who asks you to take it to Mardoman.
    
    You now have five characters, and two story quests to choose from.  It
    doesn't really matter what you say to Rho and Grumpos; feel free to agree
    to both.  We're going to do Rho's quest first.
    
    Anachronox, Take 2
    ------------------
    But first, take Grumpos and Democratus back to Anachronox.
    
    By the doorway to the terminal is a boy looking up into a tree; apparently
    his plane is lost.  Go up the ramps and all the way around to the right and
    tractor it in.  Trade it to the kid for a Bugaboo APE cartridge.
    
    In Sender Station Station, Yammer the monk in Gate 2 for Master Yammer.
    Also talk to Frankie in the Gate 3 lounge to get Wanda's Bracelet (MysBlock
    +2), and pay the guy under the Customs sign $503 for a TACO.
    
    Head out to the shuttle through Gate 6, and choose to go to Anachronox.
    
    You may have noticed the TACO while going from level 4 to 3 in the Platform
    elevator on a previous visit.  Now that you have Democratus, you can get it.
    With the elevator on level 3, look up, hold down CTRL, and click madly
    around the left side of the ledge where it is until the minigame starts.
    
    Take the package to Mardoman for a Mysteria Gold Shieldcell (128/80/64).
    He asks you to meet a floater near the bug mound in Casinox.
    While you're in Rowdy's, have Rho talk to the doorman for some silliness.
    
    Head to the MysTech Museum, visit Plib, the merchant upstairs, and buy the
    Theories of Asagan (Scanalyze, Rho's 1st-level skill).  Note that you can
    buy it, and even use it on her, without her being in the party.
    
    In Zordo's, Democtratus can tractor in a Cordicom Powerbelt Cell (48/32/16)
    from over the door.  Also buy more Wristbands of Whacking.  Three should do.
    
    Go find the floater.  He tells you about a meet in Frank's Privacy Suite.
    Head for the basement room at Frank's and pick two locks to get into the
    privacy suite.  Head in until Boots says it's time to leave.
    
    Have Democratus talk to the Democratan by the desk for Master Tractor.
    
    You can give Wanda's Bracelet to Wanda in room D; she gives you a note to
      take back to Frankie in the departure lounge of Sender Station, for which
      he will give you $500.  Or you can just keep the bracelet.
    
    Head toward the Tunnels, but turn right at the fork and Yammer the guard
    for a Cobalt Crawler.  Now head back to Mardoman for a Rapid Wristlet
    (Speed +2).  On your way back out, in the Spiral Democratus can Tractor in
    a HealGrease Complete from a pipe over the sign for the Platform Area.
    
    If you're feeling motivated, you can pay another visit to the MysTech
      Tunnels for some MysTech, but you'll be back later and it's not really
      worth the time now.  If you want to, fight through until the fight with
      six Skitters, then Tractor in the WinkyVortex MysTech (Purple, Great).
    
      Just past where you found the Vistin Spikehead, turn around and fight a
      Cave Crawler and a Skitter for NutsHammer MysTech (Yellow, Great).
    
      At the junction, turn left to the Lifeflower room and fight for
      PoisonBeams MysTech (Green, Great).  Also grab a petal while you're here.
      Now head back out.
    
    If you care, you can fight through the Junkyard again until the
      battle in a room with a truck: up on a board is a HealGrease Complete.
      Tractor it in.
    
    Head back to Platform 2, get on the shuttle, and return to Sender Station.
    
    Sender Station, Take 3
    ----------------------
    If you gave Wanda her bracelet, stop by Gate 3 to give Frankie her note.
    
    Talk to Salsa again, pick up Rho and Democratus, and head for the
    Routubes.
    
    Along the way, stop into the Sendormitory.  Use Democratus' worldskill to
    tractor in the Bag o' Glodents, and have Rho talk to the scientist who gave
    you his ticket for the Cubic Impactor (Rho, Good, ranged).
    
    At the busted panel, Analyze the plans on the chest and fix the panel.
    
    * Lower Routubes
    
    After the next fight, watch for the Batt.  After the next fight, there's
    another Batt.
    
    At the sign for the pumping station, head left and pick the lock.
    
    * Sender Station Underworks
    
    When you come out into a larger room with a guy standing down below, walk
    past the first light grey vertical girder and look across the room and a
    little down.  Eventually a Red Bipidri will appear.  Take its picture.
    
    Grab the HealGrease Complete.
    
    When you come out below, talk to the Gorian and accept his recipe.
    
    Continue on and meet the MugMugs.  The one on the right wants moss.  Give
    him the Sunder Moss and Hive Moss for a Circlet of Safety (prot. all) and
    Resonance Crystal (Democratus, Good, ranged).  The one on the left wants
    the El Puno Toy he dropped; tractor it in and return it to him for a TACO.
    
    As you head back, grab the HealGrease Complete at the bottom of the ramp.
    
    Go back to the Pumping Station sign and head on into the
    
    * Red Light District
    
    There's $100 lying by the dead body on the left.
    
    Talk to the guy by the Brebulan for a lead.  Head upstairs to Mistress
    Marina's and talk to the guy on the right.  Now head over to:
    
    * Slutopia
    
    Head right and talk to Kevester Kopp.  He asks you for a favor.
    
    OK, back out and over to the:
    
    * Orange Navel
    
    Pick a girl and a "treatment", and follow her to her room.  When you get
    there, change your mind and go break into room 2.  Grab the TACO and get
    the ring from the Bipidri on the bed.
    
    Take the ring back to Kevester, and then go to:
    
    * Cold Sweat Sex Machine
    
    Give the Gorian recipe to the Brebulan at the back for $275.  Grab the
    HealGreases from the Male and Other bathrooms, then talk to the bartender
    for the Field Transduction Module.
    
    On your way out of the Red Light District, stop into Tubby's Grease Shack
    (the shop with the "Booze 'n' Condoms" sign).  On the right end of the
    shelf behind the bar is a TACO.  Buy it for $50.
    
    Also stop into Pile o' Hunks.  Grab the HealGrease Complete from the DJ
    booth.  Then talk to the guy in the back corner to do a Man-Dance!
    
    The moves are:  LLLL  LRLR  RRRL  RRLR  RLLR  LRRL
    
    If you did a perfect job, talk to the guy again for a Stargent Turboblaster
    (Boots, Good, ranged).
    
    Head back to the Common Area.  Hmm, it's night out.  There's now a
    Lifeflower to the right of the door to the Routubes.  Pick a petal every
    time you go by.  Go to the Lounge.
    
    Now you're just controlling PAL.
    
    Talk to the wandering PAX guard for an OX APE cartridge.  Grab another
    petal.
    
    If you're up for a challenge, take PAL to the Red Light District.  The
      fights are a lot harder when you're alone.  Use Freezo in the first
      fight, and PsyPull in later ones.  Equip the Mysteria Gold Shieldcell,
      the Rapid Wristlet, and Valesta's Bracelet.
    
      The fight with the Gorian Drug Runners is hard, but you should be able to
      win it by going PsyPull, PsyPull, HealGrease Complete, PsyPull, PsyPull.
      At that point one or two of them should be dead, and it gets easier.
    
      In the Red Light District, talk to Joey Twink, the robot wandering
      around, for the Ballotine Crazyclaw (PAL, Good, melee).
    
    Now head for the museum.  Hack your way in, go into the closet to the
    right, and then into the air ducts.
    
    From the beginning of the puzzle, head right, up and right.  Hack the port.
    Drop back down to the starting position.
    This time, go left, down and left.  Hack the port.
    From here, go left, straight, right and up.  Hack the port.
    Go around to the TimeMinder, and you're through.
    
    In the display room, walk around to the back and hack the port.  Walk
    across the cleaning robot and out.
    
    Head back up the ramps outside, and practice Stiletto's Throw Loonie
    skill.  Grab the HGC and another petal, then head back to the lounge to
    get Boots.
    
    Anachronox, Take 3
    ------------------
    Pick up PAL and Rho for a trip to Anachronox.  But first, take Rho into the
    GDP and talk to the scientist in love to get Master Analyze.
    
    Have PAL talk to Zordo for a Battlebot Conduit Upgrade (Transfer NRG).
    
    Visit Mardoman again.  He sends you to Joe's Diner, near Anachronox Tours.
    Go there and talk to the guy by the menu for some tickets.  Head for the
    Tours building.
    
    Have PAL talk to the robot in Anachronox Tours again for Master Comp Talk.
    Head for the OneGate shuttle, to:
    
    * OneGate Station
    
    Before leaving the platform, go down the ramp by the Exit door.  Below the
    platform is a vendor, Parvenute.  Also, if you go off the path to the left
    you can find a Bloodstone, but you can't pick it up yet.
    
    Just past the parked cars, look for a TACO on the left.
    
    Photograph all the PAX guards.  Just before the fourth (and last) one, grab
    the Three-Function Host.  Return to Anachronox Tours.
    
    On your way out, stop at the place where you photographed the speeder.
    Analyze the computer there, and then hack the dataport.  A button appears
    across the road, but you can't do anything with it now.
    
    Now take the photos back to Mardoman for FreezeCubist MysTech
    (Cyan, Great).  Or you can wait until later in the game; that way, you keep
    the OneGate tickets, so you will be able to get the Bloodstone sooner.
    
    Head back to Sender Station.  Talk to the TACO guy for a Cordicom Personal
    Shieldcell.
    
    Now grab Grumpos and someone else for the trip to Hephaestus.  It doesn't
    matter much who you take.  There's stuff for each of them to do on
    Hephaestus:
    
      Stiletto can get her Good weapon, which you can buy for $2000 later.
      Rho can get a new skill, which you can buy for $500 later.
      Democratus can tractor in a Cobalt Crawler and some duplicate MysTech.
      PAL can get some nice equipment if you're willing to leave your computer
        alone for hours at a time.
    
    FYI, you will have to take Democratus on the next quest after Hephaestus.
    And Rho and PAL will need to come back to Hephaestus later in the game.
    
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    Hephaestus
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    * Platform Area
    
    OK, looks like you're alone on this one.
    
    There's a HealGrease on the far side of the schedule in the waiting lounge.
    
    You could head left to the tram, but it's broken, so head right towards the
    Entertainment District instead.
    
    In the slums, go upstairs.  There's a door you can pick to meet
    Mrs. Invisiblus.  Upstairs in her home is a MysMe Microbelt (MysBlock +1)
    and a chest you can't pick yet.
    
    Before the lower Entertainment District sign, stop and look down into the
    girders and a little right.  Take a photo of the Red Bipidri when it
    appears.
    
    Stop into Ed's House o' Crap and buy the Battlebot Shocksphere Upgrade for
    PAL.  Also buy another Mysteria Gold Shieldcell.
    
    * Entertainment District
    
    Buy three PsyPull slags from Brother Shetruck.  Hit the Lifeflower behind
    the kids sitting around the MysTech.
    
    Grab the Annulet of Alertness on the planter box.
    
    Behind the TimeMinder at the bungee ride is a TimeMinder Tear.
    
    In the arcade, you can play Bugaboo (Galaxian) and Pooper (?),
    
    Upstairs, there's a BlastSack by one of the tables.
    
    Brother Dag's Magic Grab Bag has a variety of cheap items.  I've found:
      HealGrease, Bolongo, Vestrina Cube, Ipangi Crystal
    In other words, don't bother.
    
    Stop into Le Sommeil, the hotel on the right.  Grab the Delivery Slip off
    the table by the guy sleeping on the couch.  There's a HealGrease Complete
    on the 4th floor balcony.
    
    SAVE, and then talk to the guy with a LifeCursor to get a LightTrail
    upgrade.  Kind of annoying, but it goes away eventually, or you can unload
    it on the monk across the street.
    
    Around to the right side of the tower is a guy with a job for you.  Past
    him is a chest with Proximity Beam Defense Plans.
    
    Go up the ramp and talk to the robot.  Go back down and lower the
    elevator.  Go back up the ramp and climb into the train.
    
    * Tower of the Grand Mysterium
    
    Follow the path.
    
    After the cutscene, make a long-term save.  Many people have had trouble
    with bugs in the Abbot's quests.
    
    Talk to the Abbot again, then head forward.  Behind the left pillar, you
    find Crime Scene Grit.  Talk to the Abbot again, and follow him to the
    elevator.  Before you go down, talk to the robot, then walk back to the
    train you came in on, talk to Restlin Brewster, and grab the Tunnel
    Transport Grit.  Now take the elevator down.
    
    * MYSFAC
    
    Talk to the robot for directions, and follow them.  Talk to Norman Malloy.
    He suggests you check out Sister Angela.  
    
    But first, let's deal with the Sluice Gates.  The robot on the other side
    of the room will give you directions again.  Follow them, and talk to Peter
    Brown.  He has another job for you.
    
    Minigame: Magma Filters
    -----------------------
    The poison isn't really a problem; just remember to hit F11 periodically.
    
    Click on the map in front of you.  You start at the green dot in the lower
    left.  The large white circles are where you need to install the filters.
    In the dead-end in the upper left is Monk Moss.
    
    Left, left, left for the Monk moss.  
    Left, right for the first filter (sector 2).
    Right, left, straight for the second (sector 3).
    Left, left, straight for the third (sector 4).
    Left, right for a HealGrease Complete.
    Left, left, straight, right for the fourth (sector 1) and a HealGrease.
    Straight, right, straight to the exit.
    
    Talk to Peter Brown again for the code, 49665.  Enter it on the keypad
    behind him, and head down.
    
    Sluice Gates
    ------------
    Head right, straight, straight, right to an open room with a moving platform.
    Maneuver the lower left side of the room for the red Lava Sampler Lever.
    To the lower right is a room with Fire Retardant Roundlet and HealGrease Plus.
    At the top of the room, plug in the lever.
    In the middle of the room, hit the yellow button to activate the sampler.
    Back at the lower left, hit that yellow button to open the door.
    
    Take the stairs down.  At the bottom, run around to the other side of the
    column to find a MysFac Security Card on a table.  Walk through the center
    of the column and press the button.  Run out the door and up the stairs.
    Do the same thing on the next two levels.  At the top, run out the door and
    around to the left.  Open the door with the security card and run up the
    ramp before the pressure release.
    
    Click on the machine to get Resonating Fluid.
    
    Leave the room and go straight, right to a security door with an HGC.
    Continue around to the next security door, with a Bag o' Glodents.
    The next one has 3 HG.
    
    Continue around past the platform room and the Resonating Fluid room to the
    exit.
    
    Back by the robot that gave you directions to Norman Malloy, go down the
    ramp.  Turn left and go through the door.  It doesn't look like a door, but
    it is one.  Go around to the right, through another door.  In the next
    room, head down.  The robot in front of the blast furnace is Irradiatus;
    remember him.  Go through the door to the right, and down to a room with
    three conveyor belts.
    
    Stand at the top of the middle walkway, and look up at the wall to your
    right.  A Red Bipidri is walking back and forth along the pipe.  Take its
    picture when it's on the far end.
    
    Now head up the right side of the room into the office for a TACO.
    
    Now head back and talk to the Abbot, then go find Sister Angela.  The guys
    with pointy hats will give you directions.
    
    She sends you to see Brother Liseria.
    He sends you to see Thomas Litton.
    Litton sends you to the tower librarian; he's upstairs in a white robe.
    Now go back to Restlin Brewster by the train (turn left at the Shrine of
    Weeping) to find out who the culprit is.  It's random, but it's always the
    person in the room with the candle outside.
    
    Now you need to find another party member.  Head back out to the
    Entertainment District through the long passage by the Abbot, and look
    around until you find one of them.  Head back to the tower.
    
    Go back to the culprit's room and knock on the door.  As your other
    character, go right and click on the big window.  Walk along the ledge and
    click on the window to the culprit's room.  Now look around for
    incriminating evidence.  In my game, it was a piece of letter-size paper in
    the front room.
    
    Now head for the Eco Bar in the Entertainment District.  Turn right at the
    orange umbrella.  Grab the TACO and talk to the accomplice.  Head back to Le
    Sommeil and break into room 3 on the second floor.  Click on the keys and
    head back to the Abbot.
    
    Congratulations, you've unlocked the secret of Elementor Mystech!
    
    Done Sleuthing
    --------------
    OK, time to go find your third party member.  While you're out, grab a
    RedBeetle from the mound near the kids who fried a Bipidri.  To the left of
    the entrance to Le Sommeil is a Two-Function Host and another Red mound.
    As with Lifeflowers, you need to wait a while before you can get another
    bug from a mound.  Or you can leave the map and re-enter to reset it.
    
    Head back to Grumpos for a tutorial.
    
    Now that the party is reunited, go back to MYSFAC, down the ramp, through
    the door, and immediately turn left.  At the end of the corridor there is a
    door on your right containing a PurpleBeetle mound.  This is the only one
    in the game, so get at least three.  If Boots says "no room in our bugbox"
    before you have eight, that means that the bug you tried to get has the
    same configuration as one you already have; try again.
    
    Also do some character-specific stuff:
      If you brought PAL, take him to play in the back room of Moon Burger for
        a Regenergy Round Plus.  Either leave your computer alone for 4 hours,
        or pull down the console, type "gamevar @variable1 0" and pull him out
        again.
      If you brought Stiletto, take her back to Ed's House o' Crap.  Go up the
        steep ramp, left, and talk to Sister Dolores for Stargent Sleepshank
        (Stiletto, Good, melee).
      If you brought Democratus, there's some MysTech to grab.  In the large
        room near the PurpleBeetle mound there is Banewave MysTech on a shelf.
        Back near where you first entered the Entertainment District is a sign
        for "Mi Cocian".  On a balcony to the left is FireCage MysTech.
        In the slums, go past Sister Dolores (see above) and tractor the Cobalt
        Crawler off of the corregated roof left of the Ed's House o' Crap sign.
      If you brought Rho, take her to the chapel where you met Brother Liseria.
        Behind the altar is a copy of Mysteria Scientifica, which will teach
        her MysShield (L2, 1/2 damage).
    
    Have Grumpos Yammer the monk at the movie theater for the Stargent
    Staffbeam (Grumpos, Good, ranged).
    
    When you're done with everything, go back and talk to the Abbot.
    
    Mysterium Levant
    ----------------
    * Levant Entrance
    
    Go into the Elementor menu (F7), select the Elementor Host, put the Cyan
    beetle in the function slot, and a White beetle in the White (middle) slot.
    Equip this on Boots.  Give the others PsyPull.
    
    Just into the left-hand tunnel is a WhiteBeetle mound.
    
    Head down the middle tunnel, and right.  Fight the Lava Frogs, and grab a
    petal.
    
    Go back to the beginning, and head down the left tunnel.  At the fork, go
    left for a HealGrease, then then take the other fork and go down for
    information about how this all works.  Continue on to find a BlastSack.
    Head back up and right.  Use the computer to activate the Gen Bridge.
    
    Go back and grab another WhiteBeetle and Lifeflower petal.
    From the beginning, head down the middle tunnel, and left.  Go up the ramp
    for an Annulet of Alertness, then go back down and continue to the right.
    Grab the BlastSack.
    
    At the fork, head right to fight a Stalac Titan.  He takes 1/4 Beat damage,
    but normal damage from MysTech.  Go back, take the other fork, and head up
    onto the platform.  Continue down the staircase on the other side, grab the
    HealGrease, and lockpick the grate to your left.  Then go back to the
    terminal and turn on the Aux Generator.
    
    Now go back to where you activated the Gen Bridge, grabbing a petal and
    WhiteBeetle along the way.  Continue along the path and activate the
    Distributor.
    
    Head back to the beginning and grab beetle and petal.  Use the terminal in
    the middle tunnel to open the Access Door.  Now take the right tunnel into:
    
    * Lower Levant
    
    From the first fight, go right, then take the right fork.  Grab a
    RedBeetle.  Continue on and extend the Power Bridge.
    
    Go back and take the other fork.  Pick the lock, get the MysFac Circuit
    Breaker from the chest.  Continue to another chest for a full set of HG,
    HG+, and HGC.
    
    Go back to the first fight area and go left.  At the fork, go right.  Grab
    a RedBeetle.  Pass by the shed and put the circuit breaker in the panel.
    
    Go back and take the other fork.  At the metal ramp, walk around behind it
    for a BlastSack, then go up.  Turn on the Primer Pump.
    
    Go back to the shed and turn on MysTech Conveyance.  Note that it drops a
    slag.  If you want it, head back to the Primer Pump terminal and continue
    on for Banewave.
    
    From the shed, head along the fence and up into the new opening.
    
    * Levatic Pump Area
    
    In the big room, hit the chest for 3 Batt.
    
    At the bottom of a ladder, hit the chest for a Bouge Bangle (1/3 faster
    Bouge charge).  Give it to Grumpos.  Behind the chest, very hard to see, is
    a Cobalt Crawler.
    
    Save your game before going down to the bottom.  Pump one of your
    WhiteBeetles up to Level 7 and put it in the middle of Boots' Elementor
    Host.  Give Grumpos Baneblade, and your third character PsyChain.  Use a
    few Glodents to refill.  Lead with Grumpos, and continue down.
    
    * Boss: Magmatos
    
    You can actually win this fight without using any MysTech, but you might as
    well use it.
    
    Disable the initial enemies with Freeze or Psy attacks, and move everyone
    back.  When you're ready, kill the initial enemies, and the boss appears.
    
    The switches to either side activate steam vents which do 2000 damage to
    the boss.  When they go out, hit them again.  Grumpos, in the middle,
    should do a HealField whenever he can.
    
    You get FireCage MysTech as booty.
    
    Post-Levant
    -----------
    When you get back to the Tower, don't talk to the Abbot yet.  First, go up
    to the library.
    
    Do the "noclip" trick to get through the large doors; a bug in the game
    prevents you from ever getting in otherwise (does 1.02 fix this?).  Walk up
    the spiral, stopping in each room to talk to the monk and photograph the
    Enigma tablet.
    
    Grab the TACO in the 9th Enigma room.
    
    Go back out, noclipping through the door again, and take your photos to the
    reporter outside for $900.
    
    If you have PAL, take him to Moon Burger again.  This time, in addition to
      all the things he found before, he finds Shadow Bracers.  Don't use them,
      though.  They make fights too easy.
    
    Now go back and talk to the Abbot for a major cutscene.
    
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    Post-Hephaestus
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    Sender Station, Take 4
    ----------------------
    Time to pick a party again.  This time you have to take Democratus.  Also
    grab Stiletto for now.
    
    Talk to Salsa for a job (if you took the OneGate photos to Mardoman).
    
    Take Democratus to the GDP and have the Democratan engineer install the
    plans you found on Hephaestus for $2000.  This teaches him Stare Down,
    which both does damage and stuns.
    
    For Salsa, beat up the goon by the doors to the terminal, and take the
    Detta Credentials.
    
    Head into the Routubes.  On your way in, hit the Lifeflower and Yellow,
    Blue, White and Red bug mounds.
    
    For Salsa, when you get to the dealer who previously sold you the sleeping
    drug, talk to him.  Either insult him or kill him.
    
    Before the TimeMinder in the Lower Routubes you can tractor in a
    PurpleBeetle off to the right side of the path.
    
    In the Red Light District, Detective Rukh is now standing by Tubby's, and
    he has another job for you.
    
    Talk to the floater to the left for a Cobalt Crawler.
    
    Take Stiletto back to the Cold Sweat Sex Machine.  The guy at the table
    before the bar gives you $50.  A woman in the Female restroom gives you the
    Hot Merc Santa Suit, which teaches you the Charm skill.
    
    Talk to the bartender for a lead.  Head for Slutopia, and talk to the guy
    in a booth who isn't watching the show.  Then go back to Rukh, who teaches
    you Master Lockpick.
    
    Visit the MugMugs again and trade the Monk Moss for Firestorm MysTech (Red,
    Excellent).
    
    Head back out of the Routubes, hitting the mounds and flower along the
    way.  Talk to Salsa for a Regenergy Round.
    
    Anachronox, Take 4
    ------------------
    On Anachronox, throw a loonie at the switch next to the shuttle to open a
    compartment with three Bindlebags.
    
    Head for the back room of your office.
    
    Along the way, hit the Green mound in the Spiral gravpath, and go back and
    forth across the gravpath a few times to get more.
    
    When you get to your office, open the chest for an AutoTargeter, which
    teaches Boots the Cap skill.
    
    If Rho hasn't learned MysShield yet, buy her the Mysteria Scientifica at
    Plib's.
    
    Talk to the Red Bipidri guy for Paco Annual Special #4: Tumbleslam Style.
    
    Talk to Zordo for a Two-Function Host.
    
    Head back to Sender Station, hitting the Green mound again on your way out.
    
    If you want to do other character-specific stuff on Hephaestus, go
    ahead, but it isn't necessary.  If you do go back, also break into
    Mrs. Invisiblus' chest for FreezySlicer MysTech.
    
    OK, now you need to decide who your third character will be on the next
    mission: PAL, Rho or Stiletto.  Each has a solo mission, and you can only
    do one.  PAL's is in an abandoned factory, Rho's has kind of an Indiana
    Jones feel, and Stiletto's is making fun of Endor in Return of the Jedi.
    The cutscenes just as you leave Sender Station and after all the solo
    missions have slightly different dialogue with each character.
    
    All three find their Great weapon.  PAL and Stiletto get new skills.  Each
    finds a shieldcell which also protects from their color of MysTech.  Only
    the one Stiletto finds has shields.  The fights beforehand will be easier
    with PAL or Rho, since they have Bouge that hit all enemies.  Stiletto has
    an extra cutscene.  Stiletto's mission is mostly fighting, and PAL and Rho
    have no fighting.
    
    If you want to play the others as well, you can use the debug menu (pull
    down the console and type "invoke 1:86") to restart from Boots' solo
    mission with a different character.  You should go back to your main game
    after you're done, though.
    
    Before you go, upgrade to Sender Standard Shieldcells (256/128/64) from
    Vend-O-Mart.  If you missed someone's Good weapon, buy that too.  When
    you're ready, head for the shuttle and choose Limbus.
    
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    Krapton Comix: Rictus' Ship, the KSC Grimacer
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    * Villain Ship: Bay
    
    Well, that's different.
    
    Go upstairs and talk to the guys.  Then click on the console near where you
    entered to get a better view of the hologram.  It's cycling through  a
    bunch of different machine parts, which I'll try to assign names:
    
    A: The medium-short one with a vertical panel in the middle
    B: The one with two diagonal panels on the back
    C: The short one at an angle
    D: The big diagonal one with a viewscreen at the back
    E: The medium-short one with stuff on one side
    F: The one with an orange thing on the back
    G: The short one with something sticking up
    H: The empty cage
    I: The medium-short one with a horizontal panel in the middle
    J: The one with a ribbed pipe on the side and a tall panel on the back
    
    A and E are very hard to tell apart.  But the puzzles don't seem to be
    randomized, so don't worry about it.
    
    * Villain Ship: Main Section
    
    I'm going to describe each room you come to.  The exits are listed
    clockwise from the Bow direction.  In a room with a computer, you can click
    on it for a map.  The camera button in the lower right shows you the
    hologram sequence from the Bay again.
    
    Devil Slugs inflict burning.
    Brutalbots are immune to MysTech and Charm, but not Stun.
    
    1M-a: 2 Pintos.  Exits to Bay, 1S-a, 1M-b, 2P-a.
    1M-b: Yellow mound.  Exit to 1M-a.
    1S-a: 2 Pintos, White mound, TimeMinder.  Exit to 1M-a.
    2P-a: El Pinto HQ.  4 Pintos.  Exits to 1M-a, 2P-b.  Hologram H.
    2P-b: Devil Slug HQ.  4 Slugs.  Exits to 2P-a, 1P-b.  Hologram D.
    1P-b: Exits to 1P-a (Red), 1P-c.  In the corridor to 1P-c is a Theta
      Squarewave Crystal (Democratus, Great, ranged).
    1P-c: 3 Bad People.  Exits to 1P-b, 1M-c.
    1M-c: Bad Person HQ.  4 Bad People.  Exits to 1S-c, 1P-c.  Hologram F.
    1S-c: 2 Orange Roughies.  Exits to 2S-c, 1M-c.  Chest with HGC.
      Tractor HGC from shelf.
    2S-c: Orange Roughy HQ, 4 Orange Roughies.  Exits to 1S-c, 3M-c.
      Hologram J.  Note the Dopefish in one of the tanks.
    3M-c: Krapotron Brutalbot HQ, 5 Brutalbots.  Hologram B.
      Exits to 3M-b, 2S-c, 1S-b (how?), 2P-c (Red).
    3M-b: Look down on 2M-b and 1M-b.  Exits to 3M-a, 3M-c.
    3M-a: Gang: Brutalbot, Bad Person, Devil Slug, El Pinto, Orange Roughy.
      TACO, TimeMinder, Exits to 2M-a (Red) and 3M-b.
    
    The computer in 3M-a has another button next to the camera button, which
    asks you to match up the enemies with the hologram from their HQ.  So, press:
      Right 3, Right 1, Right 2, Left 1, no change.
    
    This opens all the Red Security Doors.  Go back and investigate two you
    passed earlier.
    
    2P-c: Full gang.  Exit to 3M-c.
      Master lockpick chest for LaserArray Defense Plans.
    1P-a: Exit to 1P-b.  Lockpick chest for Beef Bracers (Beefiness +2)
    
    OK, going on.
    
    2M-a: Exits to 3M-a, 2S-a and 2M-b.
    2S-a: Full gang.  Exits to 2S-b and 2M-a.
    2S-b: Exits to 2S-a and 1S-b.  Chest with Superhero Shieldcell
      (344/216/128, prot. fire)
    1S-b: Exit to 2S-b.  Hero Moss.
    2M-b: Central shaft again.  Exits to 2M-a and 2M-c.
    
    2M-c: Exits to 2M-b and Control (Green).
      Another puzzle.  This time you have to select the enemies in the order
      that their holograms appear in the sequence above.  So:
        Left 1, Right 1, Right 2, no change, Left 2.
    
    * Krapton Villain Ship: Control Room
    
    The door ahead of you goes to an empty closet.  Around the corner is a
    fight with an El Puno and 3 Brutalbots.
    
    At the fork in the hallway, turn left for an Elementor Host, then save and
    get ready for a boss fight.  You won't be able to use any Mystech in this
    fight, so you have to rely on Beat and Bouge.  You might want to give
    someone the Cordicom Personal Shieldcell, as it has better shields than the
    Sender Standard.
    
    * Boss: Rictus
    
    FatimaScreen is useful here.
    
    If you have PAL or Stiletto, you can still use BlastSacks to attack at a
    distance.
    
    Ignore the Cosmic Machines and Brutalbots, just keep beating on Rictus.
    
    * Villain Brig
    
    Talk to the Amazing Force-O (the guy wandering around) for more Beef
    Bracers.
    
    Grab Krapto's water dish.  Take it across the room to Creepfood.
    Talk to Headwork on the far left to get mind-reading powers.
    Talk to Krapto to find out where Invisolad is.
    Go read Dr. Hush-Hush's mind.  Eventually he thinks of a sequence of
    numbers that all begin with the same two digits.
    Now read Invisolad's mind for the last two digits.
    
    When you're done talking to everyone, enter those four digits into the
    keypad by Paco's cell.  Cutscene.
    
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    Democratus Surface
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    Boots: Whitendon
    ------------------
    Weapons:
      Stargent HandCannon
    MysTech:
      Cyan mound
    Other:
      HG
      HGC
    
    Do as the man says: Go into the building with the TimeMinder and talk to
    the Burgomaster.
    
    Break into the room on the right upstairs for a Rapid Wristlet.
    
    OK, time to get your detective on.  Note that as you wander around, most
    everyone thinks you're a guy named Peter.  Write down what they have to say
    about Peter's relationship with Laurie; the answers are random, and they'll
    only tell you once.
    
    Head up the ramp to the left and talk to Fritz to learn how long Peter and
    Laurie have been together.
    
    Eventually there will be a ramp on your right up to a house with a Cyan
    mound in front (grab a beetle).  This seems to be the crime scene.  Break
    into the room in back for a HealGrease.
    
    Go back out the front door and notice the drag lines on the ground.  Follow
    them back down.  At the foot of the ramp, make a short detour to the right
    to grab the Stargent HandCannon (Great, ranged).  Continue following the
    drag marks to a tree.  Take a photo of the drag marks in front of the
    tree.
    
    FYI, the door to your right is a shop.
    
    Go up the ramp by the tree.  At the kid in red, turn left.  Talk to Nikki
    to learn what Peter gave Laurie as a present, then turn around and
    photograph the scratches on the roof.
    
    Go back past the kid in red and left, which takes you back to the entrance.
    This time take the low road next to the ramp you took before.  This takes
    you to the Fairweather Inn.  Take a photo of the tracks in front of the
    broken fence.
    
    Step into the tavern and talk to the guy on the left to find out about
    Peter and Laurie's first kiss.  Go upstairs and break into the closet at
    the end of the hall for an HGC.
    
    Show your photos to the Burgomaster, then head back out.  If Laurie isn't
    standing out front, go up and talk to Fritz again; that should make her
    show up.  Convince her that Peter does still love her by giving her the
    answers you got earlier.
    
    Go grab another Cyan bug.  When you're done with everything in town, talk
    to the innkeeper for a cutscene.
    
    Paco: Commiteon Provisional Base
    --------------------------------
    Weapons:
      Phantomfist
      Cyclic Sensor Array
    Cells:
      Field Issue Shieldcell
    MysTech:
      Cobalt Crawler
    Accessories:
      Wristbands of Whacking
    Other
      HGC
      HG+
    
    Talk to the soldier on the right, then click on the TimeMinder for a
    TimeMinder Tear.
    
    Head left and up behind the generator (the steaming machine) for a Field
    Issue Shieldcell (344/216/128, prot. Winky).
    
    Continue through and around to the right and talk to Sergeant Major
    Sargent.  He sends you to talk to 1st Lieutenant Bibere, and gives you his
    field code (SCOWL).
    
    Continue along and find Bibere hiding under a tank on the left.  He tells
    you about some beer in his foot locker in the officer's barracks, and sends
    you to Captain Militaratus (WRATH).
    
    Continue around back to the entrance.  Militaratus is on the right.  He
    sends you to Major Tweedy (SPITE).  He mentions problems with the generator
    and sends you to Colonel Irdgaff (ANGER).
    
    Continue around, and into the tent in the center.  Irdgaff points you at
    Command Sergeant Major Heten (GROWL).  He complains about the generator
    alarm.
    
    Go back to the generator and RageMight the control panel.  Run back to
    where Heten used to be and click on the tactical map.  In the lower left is
    the code of the day (CAGE).  Click on the KeyNote sitting on the desk, type
    in CAGE, and get the perimeter fence code (65712).
    
    Go back to the entrance and use the code to get out.
    
    * Dessicatus Surface
    
    OK, now strip all the equipment from your other characters, equip Paco, and
    prepare to destroy all who dare oppose you, MUAHAHAHAHAAAAA.  No, wait,
    Paco's a hero.  So, the same thing, really, only more heroically.
    
    There's an HGC behind the tent.  There's an HG+ after the bridge.
    
    * Abandoned Base
    
    Avoid the lasers and go inside.  Past the hover mines, on the doorsill, is
    a Cobalt Crawler.  Go back, down the other path, and through the door on
    the left.
    
    There are several generators in the base, such as the one on the left in
    this room.  RageMighting them disables the turret they're connected to (if
    any; what does this one do?).  But the turrets are easy to dodge, so
    there's no need.
    
    The next hallway has an automatic turret; run through when it's retracted
    and go right.
    
    Between two bunks downstairs in the barracks is a Wristbands of Whacking.
    
    At the big green hallway, go through the door in front of you instead.
    
    Under the truck in the Garage is a chest with Phantomfist, Paco's only
    ranged weapon (Good, ranged).
    
    Head up to the security station.  The panel on the far left gives you
    Cyclic Sensor Array (Democratus, Excellent, ranged).  If you equip the
    first one on Democratus, you can grab a second one.
    
    Open the elevator, run back to the green hallway and go down it to the
    elevator.  Don't worry about getting shot.  Continue for a cutscene.
    
    Now comes the solo mission for your third character.
    
    Stiletto: Doren
    ---------------
    Weapons:
      Stargent Bladerangs
    Cells:
      Doren Imperial Shieldcell (432/216/96, prot. slow)
    MysTech:
      SlowMarch
      Elementor Host
      Blue mound
    Skills:
      BladeSleeves Merc Suit (Blade Fan)
    Collectibles:
      Waugee Moss
    
    Turn around and grab the Doren Imperial Shieldcell on the ground.
    
    Talk to the guy in front of the bunker for a BladeSleeves Merc Suit (Blade
    Fan).
    
    At the fork, go right.  At the end of the path is a Blue mound.  Go
    upstairs, talk to General Walton, and continue around for SlowMarch
    MysTech (Blue, Great).
    
    Go back and take the other fork.  Grab the Stargent Bladerangs (Great,
    ranged) from the chest and talk to the quartermaster.  Inside, grab the
    Elementor Host.  When you're ready, click on the bunk for a cutscene.
    
    * Waugees Forest
    
    FYI, the fights in here seem to respawn.
    
    At the fork, go either way.
    
    Eventually you get to a fight with two wasps on a battlefield with three
    exits.  One of them has something green in it; that's the Waugee Moss.
    Head that way and grab it as you pass.
    
    Eventually you will come to:
    
    * Boss: Queen Waugee
    
    Don't bother with the little Waugees.
    
    Back in Doren, talk to Walton, head back to the level entrance, and you're
    done.
    
    Rho: Tensil
    -----------
    Weapons:
      Tesseract Impactor
    Cells:
      Tensil Tribalcell
    MysTech:
      PoisonTempest
      Elementor Host
      Green mound
    Other:
      HGC or Bag o' Glodents
      BlastSack
    
    Inside the gates, talk to the first guy, who sends you to Grand Chieftaness
    Hedela.
    
    Now turn right and grab the Elementor Host hidden in the shadows by the
    wall.
    
    In the shadows on the left is a bush.  Pick the 3 red berries.
    
    Remember Gosheven, the guy behind the cart.
    
    Behind the water trough is a Green Mound.
    
    By Sakima, the first first fruit seller, is a pouch with a random item;
    I've gotten either an HGC or a Bag o' Glodents.
    
    Behind Sakima's fruit stand is PoisonTempest (Excellent, Green).
    
    On the ledge of the well is a Silver Leaf.
    
    After the ramp, behind the planter box on your right is a Silver Leaf.
    Continuing, in the next planter box there is a bush with 2 more red berries.
    In the far right corner is a BlastSack.
    
    At the two fruit stands, remember Lonato on the right, then take the path
    between them to find Hedela.  She wants 4 Golden Leaves.
    
    Go around the other side of the temple.  Don't try to beat up Iniko.  Go
    through the gate and pick 4 more berries at the bush outside.  Talk to the
    boy and give him a Silver Leaf.
    
    Cross the bridge and grab the Silver Leaf on the right.
    
    Heading back into town, turn right past Patamon and the bird, and find
    another Silver Leaf in a corner on the right.
    
    Go back to Sakima and trade your 9 berries for a Silver Leaf.
    
    Head back to the entrance and ask Gosheven for a Golden Leaf.
    
    Trade your 4 Silver Leaves to Lonato for a Golden Leaf.
    
    Take your 2 Golden Leaves back to Hedela, who decides that's good enough,
    and gives you the Tensil Tribalcell (464/216/0, prot. poison) for your
    honesty.  She then asks you to do some tomb raiding.
    
    FYI, you could have gotten 4 Golden Leaves by being dishonest:
      Patamon has a Gold Leaf in his bag; if you shoo the bird over to his
        fruit stand, you can steal it while his back is turned.
      You can pick unripe Ziffinberries and soak them in the water trough at the
        entrance to make them seem ripe, then give them to Sakima along with
        the real ripe berries for a Gold Leaf.
      If you refuse the boy a Silver Leaf, or if you bully Iniko into giving
        you another one, then you will still have 4, so you can still get a
        Golden Leaf from Lonato.
    But then you wouldn't get the Tensil Tribalcell.  And you'd be naughty.
    
    * Tensil Temple
    
    1st Puzzle: The ghost talks about seeing.  So look at the central column.
      First press the symbol you don't see there.  Then turn around, see which
      symbol you see, and go press that one.  If you see two, the one on the
      right is the correct one.  So:
        Eye, Cross, Hand, Sun, Crossed Circle, Moon.
    2nd Puzzle: The ghost talks about opposites.  So place the opposite block
      into the opposite hole.  You'll get an ascending tone if you get one
      right.
    
    From the ramp down, head left and step on the button to remove the ramp.
    Be sure to fail the next puzzle once you you can get the Tesseract Impactor
    (Great, ranged).
    
    3rd Puzzle: Here, just make sure you don't choose either the trap icon the
      ghost tells you about or the icon currently being displayed over the exit
      doorway.
    
    4th Puzzle: Walk along the lighted path.
    5th Puzzle: Go back and find the other way down.
    6th Puzzle: Again, stay on the lighted path.
    7th Puzzle: Approach from the side.
    
    * Tensil again
    
    Give the artifact to Hedela, and go back to the entrance to finish the
    mission.
    
    PAL-18: Ballotine
    -------------------
    Weapons:
      Cordicorps Shockshot x2 (PAL's Great weapon, ranged)
    Cells:
      Ballotine Thoughtcell (464 NRG, 216 Throughput, no shield, anti-nuts)
    MysTech:
      NutsSlapshot (Excellent Yellow MysTech)
      Elementor Host
      YellowBeetle
    Skills:
      Battlebot TaserDrain Upgrade (PAL's 4th-level skill)
    Other Items:
      Healgrease Complete x2
      Healgrease Plus x2
      TimeMinder Tear x3
    
    From the timeminder, turn right and go through the hole in the fence.  Go
    through the door by the woman.  Grab the box on the floor to get PAL's
    TaserDrain skill.  Turn around and talk to Claude three times to get a
    quest.
    
    OPTIONAL: From the house, turn right and right again to the stream for a
    Healgrease Complete.
    
    Leave town the way you came in, and follow the path through a door.  Take
    the elevator up to the Ballotine Plant.
    
    * Ballotine Plant
    
    Roll forward, watch the cutscene, and continue along the path, passing a
    mutant, until you reach a three-way intersection.  There's nothing to the
    sides, so continue forward until you see a timeminder sitting next to a
    machine with a dataport.  
    
    OPTIONAL: Hack the port for a Ballotine Thoughtcell (464 NRG, 216
    Throughput, no shield).
    
    Click on the machine, and move the fuse from Pool 1 to Pool 2.  Go left and
    click on the duct to the Pool 1 area.
    
    OPTIONAL: When you come out, turn left, go down to the floor, and grab the
    Healgrease Plus in the far left corner.
    
    Go up the ramp, turn left and click on the cyan pad to open the door to
    Pool 2.  When you reach the suspended walkway, look right to find a
    NutsSlapshot.  Continue through the tunnel to Pool 2.
    
    OPTIONAL: To the right is a dataport.  If you have PAL's Master Comptalk,
    you can hack it for 3 TimeMinder Tears.
    
    Go out onto the walkway and click on the red wheel.  Hit the 1<-2 button to
    empty Pool 2 into Pool 1.  Go down the ramp to the right and click on the
    duct.
    
    Go back to the fuse panel, and move the fuse to Pool 3.  Go through the
    right-hand duct to the Pool 3 area.  Go up the ramp, then left, and use the
    wheel panel to empty Pool 3 into Pool 1.
    
    Go back across the walkway to the door to Pool 2, and go through the
    tunnel.
    
    OPTIONAL: Immediately after the dip, you will find a dataport to the left.
    Hack it for the Cordicorps Shockshot (great, ranged).  You'll get another
    one back in town, so no need to bother with this one.
    
    Once you reach the Pool 2 area, go down the ramp, roll over to the Pool 3
    door, and click on the panel beside it.  Go through the tunnel and the next
    door.
    
    OPTIONAL: Grab the Healgrease Complete in the far corner.
    
    Go up the small ramp to the wheel.  Turn it to the right, and the town is
    saved!  You will automatically go back out and down the elevator.
    
    If you aren't already full on yellow bugs, there's one sitting on the pool
    of goo before the door.  Head back to town.
    
    Along the path, there's a HealGrease in front of a wall.
    
    OPTIONAL: There's an Elementor Host in the room where you talked to Claude
    before.
    
    There's a Healgrease Plus along the path down to the stream.  Talk to
    Claude by the stream for another Cordicorps Shockshot, and again to end the
    quest.
    
    Boots again
    -----------
    Cells:
      Wimpa Peltcell
    MysTech:
      Cobalt Crawler
      FreezeCubist
      Cyan mound
    Accessories:
      Circlet of Safety
    Skills:
      Supershot (Aerial Trigger)
    Other:
      HG
    
    * White Caves
    
    You might want to equip a Circlet of Safety to protect from Freeze.
    
    After the fight with 3 Snow Suckers, watch for a Cobalt Crawler in a group
    of rocks on the left side of the path.
    
    After the map change, open the chest for a Supershot (Aerial Trigger).
    
    After the Grumpy Bunny fight, get ready for the boss.
    
    * Boss: Wimpa
    
    Hmm, isn't that Boots' face in one of the piles of bodies?  I guess Peter
    and Laurie won't be getting back together after all.
    
    You don't need the Circlet of Safety for this boss.
    FatimaScreen doesn't work here, nor do any MysTech status effects, but
    FlashBlind does.
    
    You get FreezeCubist MysTech as booty.
    
    * Whitendon, Take 2
    
    Don't talk to the Burgomaster until you're done with Whitendon.
    
    Grab another Cyan bug, and talk to the parents of the missing boy for a
    HealGrease and a Circlet of Safety.
    
    Talk to Squinty George, the balding hunter wandering around town, to turn
    your Wimpa Pelt into a Wimpa Peltcell (432/216/96, prot. Freeze).
    
    Talk to Laurie in front of the Inn for a Cobalt Crawler.
    
    Grab another Cyan bug, then go back and talk to the Burgomaster to leave
    the planet.
    
    Votowne, Take 2
    ---------------
    Cells:
      Old Ducalion Shieldcell
    MysTech:
      CobaltCrawler
    Skills:
      Cat Burglar Suit (Stiletto's 1st level skill, Stealth)
      Nuclear Defence Plans Pages 1-4 (Democratus' 3rd level skill)
    Collectibles:
      TACO
    
    OPTIONAL: Go back into the council room and talk to folks.  One of them
    gives you an Old Ducalion Shieldcell, which is obsolete at this point.
    Continue into the Warship Bay area.  At the end of the first hallway, there
    is a CobaltCrawler on the bench.  Go back towards where you got the
    fighter; go down twice, through a door and tunnel.  In a chest on the far
    wall is the Cat Burglar Outfit, which teaches Stiletto the Stealth skill.
    If you want more experience, you can wander around picking fights with the
    Robodes; otherwise, head back to the council waiting room.
    
    Step out the door and talk to Sergeant Guff twice for the last TACO.
    
    Head out into Votowne and go down the ramp.  Around to the left side of the
    ramp are the Nuclear Defense Plans Page 4.
    
    Continue on to the second section of Votowne, and down the ramp to the
    right.  On the inside at the bottom are the Nuclear Defence Plans Page 3.
    
    Go through town; when you have to go right around a building, go down into
    the dimly lit area for Nuclear Defense Plans Page 2.
    
    Page 1 is in the crack to the right of the final ramp up to a door you
    can't go through.
    
    Go on to the Republic Inn.  There's a guy in the lobby who will give you
    Healgrease for a picture of the party.
    
    Talk to the clerk, and choose to stay Now.  When you wake up, head back to
    the shuttle and Sender Station.
    
    Sender Station
    --------------
    Talk to Rukh to get quest #4: Visit Brother Morpheus.
    
    Also talk to the Brebulan at gate 4; he asks you to find his pills, which
    are behind the tree in the park by Vend-O-Mart.
    
    Talk to the TACO guy to get Hoppercut (Paco's Excellent weapon, melee).  Of
      course, Tumbleslam is better, so you probably won't actually use it
      except to see the silly animation.
    
    Take your new moss down to the MugMug.  Or wait until you get back from
      Limbus; neither of these are that exciting.
       Hero Moss - MugMug Sluggicell (648/216/162, slow)
       Waugee Moss (only if you took Stiletto) - 2-1 host
    
    Take Democratus to visit the Engineer in the GDP to install the LaserArray
      and Nuclear Arsenal systems you found; these cost 4000 and 8000 loonies,
      respectively.
    
    Then go back to the lounge and pick up Paco and PAL for an excursion.
    
    Take the pills back to the Brebulan for $250, then head for Anachronox.
    
    Anachronox
    ----------
    If you haven't completed the OneGate quest for Mardoman yet, do that now.
      Have Paco take the Bloodstone while you're there.  Then go back to Sender
      Station and do the quest for Salsa.
    
    Mardoman, wants photos of the 5 MysTech clusters in the museum.  Reward:
      PsySummon MysTech.
    
    Hephaestus
    ----------
    Take Paco to visit Mrs. Invisiblus in the slums for Master RageMight.
    
    Talk to Brother Morpheus in the Tower, by the window you climbed through
      before.
    
    Take PAL to Moon Burger again.
    
    Sender Station
    --------------
    Report back to Rukh.  If you did all three earlier quests, there's no reward.
    
    Choose your party for Limbus and head out.  You will want to take Stiletto,
    Rho and Paco to Limbus at some point, but you can't take all of them now,
    so it's up to you.  You should take at least one, so you only have to make
    one trip back with the other two.
    
    Limbus
    ------
    When the cutscene ends, run around to the other side of the shuttle to get
    Wild Moss.
    
    Kill the Clams and go between the pillars.  Kill more clams; there's a
    TimeMinder Tear off to the left.  Continue, and past the steps there is a
    Two-Function Host on the left.  Continue on to the Sagentane Crevice map.
    
    Walk up and kill the slugs.  On the far side of the battleground is the
    Obsidian bug mound, finally.  Get at least three.
    
    At the next battlefield is a Lifeflower.  As usual, hit it every time you
    go by.
    
    The next battle is with more clams.  If you head to the right through the
    crack here, eventually you will find a Healgrease Complete.  Turn around
    and go down through the doorway; eventually you will meet more slugs.
    Continue to find another HC, and come out again by the Lifeflower.
    
    The next battlefield has a BlastSack.
    
    Continue on into the tunnel.  Prepare yourself for a more serious fight
    with some Sagen-Kra at the end; they attack in two waves of three, and
    either use MysTech status attacks or a tail attack that hits everyone for
    1000 damage.  Sometimes they will join together to charm one of your
    characters.  They seem to be immune to status effects from MysTech, but it
    does plenty of damage.  Also, stunning skills work normally.
    
    Cutscene.
    
    Now you need to assign a party member to each of the three "points of
    interest".  Two are normal fights, one is a mini-game, so save your weakest
    fighter for the last.
    
    The first point of interest is the Bridge of Betrayal where you fought the
    Sagen-Kra, back through the door behind you after the cutscene.
    
    The second is the Cliffs of Casting, to the left of the first big room in
    the city.  There is also a yellow bug mound in this room, if for some
    reason you aren't already fully stocked.
    
    Continuing on, you will reach a junction with a tunnel to the left and a
    door to the right.  Turning right takes you to the hotel and throne room.
    Turning left at the junction takes you up to the Lance of the Vigil, the
    third point of interest.  Be sure to grab the Three-Function Host along the
    way.
    
    When you've visited all three points, the battle will begin with the Lance
    minigame.  Shoot the transports.  There are 25 transports; the more you
    miss, the more your compatriot will have to fight at the Cliffs (up to 9).
    The battle at the Bridge is always with three enemies.  The Dark Servants
    are very vulnerable to MysTech; Freeze and Poison are good bets.
    
    Head back to the throne room and talk to Santadramangetricus for a
    cutscene.  He will set you on the next stage of your quest: Head back to
    Anachronox and talk to good old Rowdy, who apparently is a Limbus agent.
    
    While you're still here, do some side quests:
    
    The armorer wants you to find an Underplate.  It's back out in the Crevice,
      in the side area by the clam battlefield.  Talk to the soldier and he'll
      give it to you.  While you're there, continue through to get the Stargent
      Enerstrike, Grumpos' Excellent weapon.  Return the Underplate to the
      armorer, and he will let you buy the Vigil Safecell for 8000 loonies.
      Buy it!  This is the first cell you can find that will let you cast
      Harmonic and Ultimate spells.  See the MysTech section for more
      information.
    
    Outside the armorer, Janterzinkothquodelle wants you to catch 10 baby
      Hyrax.  This is a rather annoying quest, as the Hyrax only appear about
      once a minute.  Furthermore, it's buggy; often he fails to notice that
      you have all 10.  But if you really want to give it a try:
       TimeMinder area:
        1) From the TimeMinder through the archway.
        2) Between the torches at the archway.
       Memorial/Cliffs area:
        1) From the bench by the shoulderpad to the Yellow mound.
        2) From the armorer to the Yellow mound.
        3) From the bench by the memorial to the Cliffs.
       Junction area:
        1) At the junction, along the long side.
       Hotel/Throne room area:
        1) Along the wall to the left after the door from the junction.
        2) To the hotel door, and then along its outside wall.
        3) Near the throne room, between the two blocked doors facing each other.
        4) To the same door, from the door just uphill.
      Reward: Regenergy Round (I'm told).
    
    Have Stiletto talk to Thennikendonorr at the junction to get Master
      Throw Loonie.
    
    Take Paco to the hotel to get a Crimson Stone, which he will be able to use
      to learn Proxima Punch, once it's been irradiated on Hephaestus.  Other
      hotel rooms contain a Healgrease Plus and a Blue mound.  The shopkeeper
      in the back will give you Firestorm MysTech.
    
    Take Rho to the throne room to get the Limbusonian Archentome, which she
      can use to learn Pocket Singularity, her 4th-level skill.
    
    A guy outside the hotel will tell you how you did in the battle.
    
    When you're done, head back to Sender Station.
    
    Sender Station
    --------------
    Rukh mission #5:  Meet up at Room 6 in Frank's Flophouse.
      Talk to him again to get FreezySlicer Harmonic.  Perhaps this is the
      reward for mission 4?
    
    Talk to Salsa in the back of the Lounge to get Baneslaught Harmonic (White,
      Most Excellent).
    
    Pick up whichever of Rho, Paco and Stiletto you didn't take to Limbus
      before, and take them there now to get their bits.
    
    Now that you've done Limbus, you can get the rest of the Excellent
      weapons.  You should already have the ones for Paco, Democratus, and
      Grumpos.
    
    Visit the MugMug and give him your Wild Moss in exchange for the Verdun War
      Medallion, which we need to get Boots' Excellent weapon.
    
    We have stuff for PAL, Paco and Rho to do on Hephaestus.  Since we can only
      take two at a time, I'd just take PAL and Rho, and come back later with
      Paco once we have the other Stone.
    
    Hephaestus
    ----------
    Have Rho talk to Brother Raysa, the monk near the entertainment area tram
      stop.  He sends you to talk to four other monks; in order from the Poor
      Section entrance to the Tower entrance, they are:
       Information on wind velocity near the Rocket Coaster
       Information on wind shear near the metal support tower (Bungee)
       Information on channel blowthrough near the Eco Bar
       Information on eddy strength behind Le Sommeil (on the 4th floor)
      In exchange, he gives Rho the Atomic Debinder (Rho, Excellent, Ranged).
    
    Leave PAL in the Moon Burger for 4 hours to get the Cordicorps Saneslayer
      (PAL, Excellent, Ranged) and, if you like, longer for more Shadow Bracers.
    
    Have Paco talk to the robot at the furnace in MYSFAC (from the elevator, go
      down the ramp, through two doors, and down again) to irradiate the
      Crimson Stone.
    
    The MysTech shop nearest the monk's tower now has SlowVicer (Excellent), 
      if you're interested.
    The one near the Bungee tower has Baneslaught (Excellent).
    The one near the Rocket Coaster has PsySummon (Excellent), but you should
      already have that from the Resistance subquest.
    
    Go back to Sender Station and pick up Stiletto and Democratus for the
      return to Anachronox; hers and Boots' are the only Excellent weapons left
      to get.
    
    Anachronox
    ----------
    On the way out of the Platform area, there is a switch on the wall across
      the way and down.  Throw a loonie at it to open a closet with two
      Healgrease Complete.
    
    Also throw a loonie at the switch you exposed in the Tours Area back before
      Hephaestus.  This opens a compartment with a Regenergy Round Plus and 2
      Healgrease.
    
    Passing through the Junkyard Area, if you check the chest again you will
      find an envelope with $50.  Woo-hoo.
    
    Talk to the Democratan in Frank's Flophouse for WinkyTornado Harmonic.
    
    Use Boots' Master Picklock on room B in Frank's.  Give the guy inside the
      Verdun War Medallion in exchange for the Stargent Decimator (Boots,
      Excellent, ranged)
    
    Head down to Room 6; Rukh is there, but in no condition to talk.  Look at
      the photo on the bed.  If you have Rho with you, she remembers bumping
      into the assailant on her way to the shuttle on Sunder.
    
    Continue into the Privacy Suite for a Parallel Host.
    
    Head for the MysTech tunnels.  (Sixth config?)  Be prepared for some
      fighting.  The Robottack is immune to freeze, and takes 1/5 Beat damage,
      but normal damage from MysTech.
    
    If you didn't get them before, grab the WinkyVortex, NutsHammer and
    PoisonBeams on this visit to the tunnels.
    
    From where you found Grumpos' Blade head earlier, turn around and grab the
      GEAS Noxcell (200/200/200).
    
    At the junction, to the left is the Doorlord.  He takes 1/4 damage from
      MysTech and 1/2 from Beat attacks.  Your best bet is to use stunning
      skills; Paco's Ground Pound and Democratus' Stare Down are great, as they
      also damage.  It'll take a while, but eventually he'll die, and you'll
      get the Recycler Shieldcell, the best cell in the game (999/999/666).
    
    Remember to hit the Lifeflower on your way out.
    
    Continuing on to the right, you will come to the river and a Three-Parallel
      Host.
    
    Turn around and go back across the bridge at the junction, run to the
      opposite side of the next room, and look up.  Throw a Loonie at the blue
      button on the door up there.  This opens a niche back at the beginning of
      the tunnels.  So head on back.
    
    Visit the merchant in the MysTech Museum for PoisonTempest Harmonic (?).
    
    Head for Rowdy's and talk to him.  He tells you to get back the piece of
      MysTech you and Grumpos found in the Tunnels way back when.  And it's
      back to...
    
    Sender Station
    --------------
    Go back to the Lounge and pick up Grumpos and Paco.
    
    Anachronox
    ----------
    Head for the Tenements.  From the entrance, head right and down the ramps.
      Before the Barton Arms, have Grumpos talk to the floater under the stairs
      to get Dodecahedral Prism.
    
    Head for Anachronox Tours, buy three tickets to OneGate (with someone other
      than Boots), and head for your shuttle.
    
    When you get to OneGate Station, head down the ramp next to the Exit door.
      Head off the path to the left to get a Bloodstone for Paco.  Can you do
      this when you're here for the Resistance?  Can you delay doing that quest
      until you get Paco?
    
    The merchant there has various high-ticket items, including the Dettacorp
      Personal Powercell, if you want all your characters to be able to cast
      Ultimate spells.  I prefer shields, myself.
    
    Head back to the Tours area.  Talk to Mad Kaleb for PsySummon Harmonic
      (Obsidian, Most Excellent).
    
    Head back to Hephaestus.  Have Paco talk to the robot at the furnace in
      MYSFAC (from the elevator, go down the ramp, through two doors, and down
      again) to irradiate the Bloodstone (and Crimson Stone, if you didn't do
      it before).  From this, he can learn FireFury, his 1st-level skill.
    
    Head back to Pay2Pray on the Station so Grumpos can learn WhiteLight.
    
    Head back to OneGate again (you don't need to buy another ticket).
    
    Wander through OneGate, beating up the guards.  Grab the Three-Function
      Host along the way.
    
    Save at the TimeMinder, and proceed to the final mission.  You'll split up
      your group into two parties, led by Boots and Stiletto.  Put Democratus
      with Boots and Paco with Stiletto.
    
    Grounds
    -------
    As Boots, head out.  When you go up a ramp, you can go ahead for a fight or
      not.  Either way, head to the right here and go through the door.
    As Stiletto, go left for a fight, then go right and through the door.
    As PAL, wander around until you find a chute to enter.
    
    Basement
    --------
    As PAL, go down to the computer and hack the port on the left.  Move the
      bridge.
    
    As Boots, fight, pick the lock, grab the HG Plus along the way.  Go as far
      as you can, beat up the goons, cross the bridge and go down.  There is a
      HGP behind the blue boxes.  Continue down.  Fight more goons, and look at
      the newspaper on the floor:
        Coho Torque Beef Plaza.  The choice is clear.
      This tells you that BEEF is a useful keynote code.
    There's an HGC among the boxes.  Head back up, typing BEEF into the two
      keynotes along the way for background info.  Before the bridge, go up to
      the deadend.
    As PAL, switch the bridge again.
    As Boots, run across into the new area.  Grab the Bag O' Glodents.  Head
      through the small gap at the back of the room, down to a fight.  On top
      of the gate is a Firestorm Harmonic which Democratus can Master tractor in.
    Have PAL move the bridge again.
    Head back up, across the bridge and through the door.  In the new section,
      move around clockwise, going inside to each computer.  At the end, you
      will learn today's rule: Use only odd numbered entries today.  Wait in
      front of the big door.
    
    As Stiletto, head out to the blue section.  When you see a keypad down on
      the floor, walk down to it.  Punch in FACE (you'll learn this later).  It
      will tell you that the codes for the cells are
        Cells 2,5: 4212  Cells 1,3,6: 6776
    From the keynote, facing back up the ramp, go right onto the plasma floor,
      then right again into a narrow area.  Run into the door, and go through.
      Head up the stairs and around until you come to the security office, with
      a Parallel Host in the corner.  Seems a bit lame for such a secret area,
      eh?  Wait, there's more.  Go back down.  Just after the open area,
      there's a dead-end hallway to the left.  Except it's actually a door.  Go
      through, and you're on the other side of the grate that you got the
      Firestorm Harmonic off of.  Grab the GEAS Noxcell.  There's another door
      to the right, but there doesn't seem to be anything in there.
    Go all the way back out, and check the cells if you like.  Contents:
      Cell 1: 4 goons
      Cell 2: Nothing
      Cell 3: 4 head goons, TimeMinder Tear
      Cell 5: 2 head goons
      Cell 6: 2 head goons
    Continue on through the door.  Grab the HGP on the left.  Fight.  Head up
      the ramp to the left for a Glodent Colony.  Down and to the left is a drunk
      guard with a scrap of paper:
        TODAY's FACE 1 2 3 6 8 11 13 22
      This tells you, a bit late, that FACE is a keynote code.  Continue
      through the door to the TimeMinder, and wait in front of the big door.
    
    As PAL, go down the ramp, grabbing the NutsSlapshot Harmonic on the left,
      and hack open the door.  Fight the goons.  Go back to the computer.  Pick
      the odd numbers out of the set from the note Stiletto found:
        1 3 11 13 --> A C K M
      So select Astro Cordica Kepler Mojo, Accept.  The doors in front of Boots
      and Stiletto will open, and an elevator will descend for PAL.  Everybody
      move on to the next level.
    
    Fortress
    --------
    As PAL, go up and hack the dataport.  Open the doors for Security Level 1.
    
    As Boots, head up the stairs and fight.  Head down to the pool and fight.
      Go through the door to the left and fight.  In the back just to the right
      of the car is SlowVicer Harmonic (Blue, Most Excellent).  On a box to the
      right of the room is a FACE keynote:
        Medium Security Door Access is: 4 17 1 2 5 6
      Head back to the pool and around through the big metal door.  Access the
      computer on the right, and using the odd numbers rule from before, enter
      Photon Astro Eternal to shut down the generator.  Cross the bridge, go
      through the door, use the computer to open the level 2 doors.  Grab the
      Glodent Colony (which looks like a mere Bag O' Glodents).
    
    As PAL, head through the security door and hack the new computer.  Activate
      the elevator and ride it down.  Go through the door.  Go around back to
      the right to the computer.  Activate the plates in the MA lab.
    
    As Stiletto, head up and fight.  Go through the door, wave to Boots et al,
      and head down and through the big metal door.  There's another keynote
      with the same door access codes, and a Glodent Colony on the right.  Head
      left through the door.  Grab the HGPs on the table.  The computer has
      some background info.  RageMight the door for a TimeMinder Tear.  Hop on
      the plates.  Use the computer in the middle to activate the transport
      pods in CI Holding.
    
    As Boots, hop in the pods.
    
    Upper Level
    -----------
    As Boots, use the computer to open the airlock, unlock the CI chamber door,
      and activate the AC chamber platform.
    
    As Stiletto, go through the door and use the computer to unlock the
      workshop door.
    
    As PAL, go through the airlock.  The computer has info.  Continue around,
      through the other airlock and the door.  Use the computer to open the L4
      doors.  Go back to the second airlock, cycle it, and wait.
    
    As Stiletto, continue around, open the bars, and go down to meet PAL.
    
    As Boots, cycle the airlock again.  Go through the door and fight with
      three goons.  K'Conrad Khk will sell you stuff, but nothing very
      interesting.  Continue on, and follow in PAL's footsteps.
    
    Move everyone up to the big door.  Distribute Grumpos' equipment among the
      rest of the party; equip everyone else with status protection stuff,
      especially against Freeze and Nuts.  Save your game; this is your last
      opportunity.  When you're ready, open the door.
    
    Final Boss Sequence
    -------------------
    For the first two fights, you only have Boots and Stiletto, but Detta
      shouldn't be much of a challenge.
    
    For the last fight, you need to prevent the status enemies from respawning
      somehow...
    
    THE END
    
    ===============================================================
    Appendices
    ===============================================================
    Totally Arbitrary Collectible Objects (TACOs)
    ---------------------------------------------
     1. In the back of Ghalla's Creature repair.
     2. Frank's Flophouse room 6
     3. Grumpos' balcony
     4. Below a ramp in the Junkyard
     5. Chest in MysTech Tunnels
     6. Whackmaster Jack's (PAL)
     7. Anachronox Tours by broken elevator (PAL)
     8. Rainbow Sanctuary Lounge, Sunder
     9. Republic Inn Room 401, Votowne
    10. Guy in Sender Station Station
    11. Platform Area Elevator, Bricks
    12. Give Sunder Moss to MugMug in Sender Station Underworks
    13. Orange Navel Room 2, Sender Station Red Light District
    14. Tubby's Grease Shack, Sender Station Red Light District
    15. OneGate
    16. MYSFAC
    17. Eco Bar, Hephaestus Entertainment District
    18. Tower of the 9 Enigmas
    19. Grimacer room 3M-a
    20. Sgt. Guff, Votowne Council Chamber
    
    Rewards:
    
     1 - HealGrease Complete
     5 - 5 TimeMinder Tears
    10 - Baneblade MysTech (White, Great)
    15 - Cordicom Personal Shieldcell (80/80/64)
    20 - Hoppercut (Paco, Excellent, melee)
    
    Red Bipidri
    -----------
    1. Tenements
    2. MysTech Museum
    3. Sendormitory, Sender Station
    4. Republic Inn, Votowne
    5. Warship Bay, Votowne
    6. Sender Station Underworks
    7. Hephaestus Slums
    8. MYSFAC, Hephaestus
    
    Reward: Tumbleslam
    
    Bugs
    ----
    Red in Myst. Mecca (x2), Lower Routubes
    White all over: Levant, Junkyard Area, Casinox, Slums, Lower Routubes
    Purple in MYSFAC.  Single beetle just into Lower Routubes.
    Yellow in Upper Routubes
    Blue in Upper Routubes (near drug dealer)
    Green in Fountain Spiral Gravpath
    Cyan in Junkyard -- head toward Tree area, turn right at boards
    Obsidian in Sagentane Crevice
    Lifeflower in Sender Station Commons by entrance to Routubes (at night)
    
    Cobalt Crawlers
    ---------------
    1. NoxGuard in the Tenements (Grumpos)
    2. Levatic Pump area
    3. Hephaestus slums (Democratus)
    4. Floater in Red Light District
    5. Abandoned Base (Paco solo)
    6. White Caves (Boots solo)
    7. Whitendon, take 2 (Boots solo)
    8. Warship Bay, take 2
    
    MysTech
    -------
    Effects:
    Cyan     Boots       Freeze  Can't move.
    Blue     Stiletto    Slow    Battle meter refills more slowly.
    Green    Rho         Poison  Damage repeated every 5 seconds (3x).
    White    Grumpos     Bane    No status effect.  Heals ally.
    Purple   Democratus  Winky   Battle meter refills erratically.  And?
    Yellow   PAL         Nuts    Attack randomly.
    Red      Paco        Burn    Damage repeated every 5 seconds (3x).
    Obsidian -	     Psy     Attack allies.
    
    All effects last 15 seconds.  Casting on allies removes the effect.
    
    Using a Cobalt Crawler in one of the power slots causes the spell to hit
    all targets.
    
    I wrote the rest of this section the first time I played the game, about a
    year ago, and I've forgotten exactly what I meant by some bits.  :)
    
    Spell name thresholds:
    Freezo - 1 output
    FreezeZone - 4 output
    FreezeCubist - 64 output (8/15 cost)
    FreezySlicer - 162 output (21/28 cost) (3x7, 2x7+1CC)
    FreezySlicer Harmonic - 234 output (30/37 cost) (4x7+1x2, 3x7+1x2+1CC)
    FreezySlicer Ultimate - 332 output (46/51 cost) (4x7+3x6, 4x7+1x6+1x3+1CC)
    
    Best pre-Vigil setup (works with any of the 216-throughput cells from
      Democratus surface):
    
    Bivice, 3x7, 1x6, including White, 1 Cobalt, one L4 function beetle, one
    L3.  Arrange the beetles so that the L4 function gets all four, and the L3
    function gets one L7, the L6, and a Cobalt.  The first will be a 216
    output/216 cost spell that hits one target; the second will be a 160
    output/216 cost spell that hits all targets.
    
    Best Vigil cell setup:
    
    Move the same beetles onto the Triangula host, only with the function
    beetles in parallel.  Feed the L3 function beetle a flower so that it
    overlaps with another of the L7 beetles.  This will be a 448 output/504
    cost spell that hits all targets.
    
    Best Recycler cell setup:
    3-parallel, 4x7, 1x6, 1x4, 1CC, with one 7-function, one 6-function
      (omitting the CC) and one 5-function (omitting the CC and the L4):
      124/992/884 (89%)
    3-parallel, 4x7, 2x6, 1x5, one 7-function, two 6-function (one omitting an
      L6, one the L5): 124/992/992
    
    Damage scales logarithmically with output, and seems to depend on nothing
    else.  Here is a partial chart:
    
    448: 6484
    352: 6210
    344: 6187
    328: 6065
    224: 3874
    176: 3272
    160: 3074
    112: 2549
     88: 2287
     80: 2199
     56: 1898
     44: 1708
     40: 1645
     20: 1329
     14: 1234
      8: 1139
      4: 1076
      2:  614
      1:  382
    
    Most bang for buck, all targets:
      4x7, 2x6, 1CC: 54/432/352 (81% efficiency)
      4x7, 1CC, 2-parallel: 70/560/504 (90%)
      4x7, 1CC, 3-parallel: 98/784/728 (93%)
    
    Most bang for buck, one target:
      4x7, 3-parallel: 84/672/672
    
    Bouge Skills
    ------------
    The number is how many seconds it takes to charge enough Bouge for the
    skill.  The Bouge Bangle reduces these times by 1/3.
    
    Boots:  Just use item.
    FatimaScreen       -  6 - Reduce Beat damage by 50% for 30 seconds
       LifeCursor Shield Upgrade (Whackmaster Jack)
    FlashBlind         - 12 - Stun target for 15 seconds
       PAX FlashPak (Detective Rukh)
    Aerial Trigger     - 18 - 2x damage to all
       Supershot (White Caves)
    Cap                - 24 - 4x damage to one
       AutoTargeter (Chest in office)
    
    Grumpos:  Meditate at Pay2Pray.
    Yammer             -  6 - Stun target for 15 seconds
       Starting skill
    Staff Sweep        - 12 - 1.33x damage to all
       Pentagonal Prism (Alien in Whackmaster Jack's)
    Heal Field         - 18 - Restore all allies to full health
       Hexagonal Prism (NPC in Vend-o-Mart)
    White Light        - 24 - Resurrect, heal, and cure all allies
       Dodecahedral Prism (Floater near Barton Arms, post-Hephaestus)
    
    PAL:  Just use item.
    Transfer NRG       -  6 - Transfer some NRG to another character
       Battlebot Conduit Upgrade (talk to Zordo, post-Sunder)
    Windmill Dash      - 12 - 2x damage to one
       Starting skill
    Teslatus Sphere	   - 18 - 2x damage to all
       Battlebot Shocksphere Upgrade (Ed's House o' Crap)
    TaserDrain         - 24 - Steal NRG from target
       Battlebot TaserDrain Upgrade (Ballotine)
    
    Rho:  Just use item.
    Scanalyze          -  3 - Stun, show HP and status effects
       Theories of Asagan (Plib)
    MysShield          -  6 - 1/2 damage
       Mysteria Scientifica (Hephaestus Tower Chapel or Plib post-Hephaestus)
    Plasma Wall        - 12 - 1.33x damage all
       Starting skill
    Pocket Singularity - 24 - 4x damage one
       Limbusonian Archentome (Limbus)
    
    Democratus:  Take plans and cash to engineer at GDP.
    Tractorhold	   -  6 - Stun for 15 seconds
       Starting skill
    Stare Down	   - 12 - 2x damage to one enemy, and stun.
       Proximity Beam Defense Plans (Hephaestus Entertainment District), $2000
    Missile Barrage	   - 18 - 2x damage to all
       Nuclear Defense Plans (Votowne, post-Hephaestus), $8000
    LaserArray         - 24 - 4x damage to one
       LaserArray Defense Plans (Rictus' ship), $4000
    
    Stiletto:  Just use item.
    Stealth            -  6 - Double chance to dodge for 30 seconds?
       Cat Burglar Outfit (Democratus Warship Bay, post-Hephaestus)
    Charm              - 12 - Charm target (like Psy MysTech)
       Hot Merc Santa Suit (Cold Sweat Sex Machine, post-Hephaestus)
    BladeFan           - 18 - 2x damage to all
       Blade Sleeves Merc Suit (Doren)
    Pain Pirouette     - 24 - 4x damage to one
       Starting skill
    
    Paco:  Irradiate stones in MYSFAC.
    FireFury           -  6 - Add 50% damage
       Bloodstone (OneGate station)
    GroundPound        -  9 - 2x damage to one enemy, and stuns.
       Starting skill
    RadiusRage         - 12 - 1.33x damage to all
       Starting skill
    Proxima Punch      - 24 - 4x damage to one
       Crimson Stone (Limbus hotel)
    
    Weapons
    -------
    The next level of weapon does about twice as much as the previous level.
    Usually, the DoubleUp Bracer adds about 66% damage.
    
    An "R" indicates that the weapon is ranged.
    
    This is how text rankings of the weapons correspond to levels:
    Bad       - 1
    Poor      - 2
    Fair      - 3
    Good      - 4
    Great     - 5
    Excellent - 6 or 7
    
    Boots:
    Old Vistin Pistol       - 1R - Whackmaster Jack
    Vistin ThreeBeam        - 2R - Junkyard
    Vistin Octogun          - 3R - Votowne
    Stargent Turboblaster   - 4R - Pile o' Hunks
    Stargent HandCannon     - 5R - Whitendon
    Stargent Decimator      - 6R - Give Verdun medal to guy in Frank's
    
    Grumpos:
    Vistin Staffcap	        - 1  - Initial equipment
    Vistin Spikehead        - 2  - MysTech tunnels
    Vistin Blader Staffhead - 3  - Warship Bay
    Stargent Staffbeam      - 4R - Mysterium Mecca
    Stargent Pummelbeam     - 5R - ?? or buy after Limbus
    Stargent Enerstrike     - 6R - Limbus Crevice
    
    PAL-18:
    Cordicorps Spikeclaw    - 2  - Initial
    Cordicorps Shockclaw    - 3  - Anachronox Tours
    Ballotine Crazyclaw     - 4  - Red Light District
    Cordicorps Shockshot    - 5R - Ballotine
    Cordicorps Saneslayer   - 6R - Moon Burger after Limbus
    
    Rho:
    Moebius Wave            - 2R - Initial
    Static Pulse Injector   - 3  - Verilent Hive
    Cubic Impactor          - 4R - Sendormitory
    Tesseract Impactor      - 5R - Tensil
    Atomic Debinder         - 6R - Hephaestus after Limbus
    
    Democratus:
    Planetbeam Crystal      - 3R - Initial
    Resonance Crystal       - 4R - MugMug
    Thetawave Crystal       - 5R - Rictus' ship
    Cyclic Sensor Array     - 6R - Abandoned Base
    
    Stiletto:
    Vistin Double Blades    - 3  - Initial
    Stargent Sleepshank     - 4  - Hephaestus Slums
    Stargent Bladerangs     - 5R - Doren
    Stargent Laserblade     - 6R - MysTech Tunnels after Limbus
    
    Paco:
    Spinsucker              - 4  - Initial
    Phantomfist             - 5R - Abandoned Base
    Hoppercut               - 6  - TACO quest
    Tumbleslam              - 7  - Red Bipidri quest
    
    Cells
    -----
    Numbers are Max NRG/Throughput/Shields.
    
    Pre-owned Shieldcell		  8/  8/  8
      Museum, Junkyard, Zordo's, Vend-O-Mart
    Callosum Shieldcell		 32/ 16/ 16 
      Rho brings three from Sunder
    Old Ducalion Shieldcell		 32/ 16/ 32
      Votowne, Warship Bay, councilman
    Cordicom PowerBelt Cell		 48/ 32/ 16
      Vend-O-Mart after Sunder
    Mysteria Shieldcell              64/ 64/ 64
      Ed's House o' Crap
    Cordicom Personal Shieldcell     80/ 64/ 80
      TACO reward
    Mysteria Gold Shieldcell	128/ 80/ 64
      Resistance reward, Ed's House o' Crap
    Sender Standard Shieldcell      256/128/ 64
      Vend-O-Mart after Hephaestus
    
    SuperHero Shieldcell		344/216/128, prot. Burn
      Rictus' ship
    Field Issue Shieldcell		344/216/128, prot. Winky
      Commiteon Provisional Base
    Ballotine Thoughtcell		464/216/  0, prot. Nuts
      Ballotine
    Doren Imperial Shieldcell       432/216/ 96, prot. Slow
      Doren
    Tensil Tribalcell		464/216/  0, prot. Poison
      Tensil
    Wimpa Peltcell			432/216/ 96, prot. Freeze
      Squinty George, Whitendon take 2
    
    Votowne Beltcell		336/168/  0
      Excellent Choice, Votowne take 2
    
    MugMug Sluggicell		648/216/162, slow
      Trade for Hero Moss
    
    Vigil Safecell			504/504/  0, prot. Psy
      Armorer quest on Limbus
    
    GEAS Noxcell			200/200/200
      MysTech Tunnels, Detta's basement
    Recycler Shieldcell		999/999/666
      Dropped by Doorlord, MysTech Tunnels after Limbus
    
    Dettacorp Personal Powercell    504/368/  0
      Detta's Fortress
    
    APE cartridges
    --------------
    OX: Talk to guard while PAL is going to the museum.
    Bugaboo: Tractor kid's plane on Sender Station after Sunder.
    Pooper: Buy in Votowne?  I haven't found it.
    
    Resistance quests
    -----------------
    Most can be done later than specified, though obviously not the one
    involving Sunder.
    
    Pre-Sunder:
      Marina: Find Yerocan
      Yerocan: Deliver blueprints to Marina ($200)
      Yerocan: Photograph spy (Eluder Band)
      Mardoman: Hit drug runner (Pre-owned Shieldcell)
      Salsa: Drug goon
      Salsa: Meet Xiuwen on Sunder
    Post-Sunder:
      Salsa: Take package to Mardoman (Mysteria Gold Shieldcell)
      Mardoman: Meet flyer, spy on meeting at Frank's (Rapid Wristlet)
      Salsa: Talk to Mardoman
      Mardoman: Photograph PAX in OneGate (FreezeCubist)
    Post-Hephaestus:
      Salsa: Steal credentials and kill drug contact (Regenergy Round)
    Post-Rictus:
      Mardoman: Photograph MysTech Museum (PsySummon)
    
    
    Rukh quests
    -----------
    Anachronox Tours (FlashBlind)
    Sender Station Station (Annulet of Awareness)
    Red Light District (Master Lockpick)
    Sender Station Station
    
    Moon Burger prizes
    ------------------
      2 min: Ipangi Crystal
      7 min: Vestrina Cube
     20 min: Bolongo
     45 min: Vial Of Vunivella
     75 min: HealGrease
     95 min: HealGrease Plus
    115 min: Cordican Diamond Disc
    140 min: Brebulan Bongo Gem
    160 min: HealGrease Complete
    190 min: TimeMinder Tear
    240 min: Regenergy Round Plus
    240 min: Cordicops SaneSlayer (post-Limbus)
    420 min: Shadow Bracers (invulnerability) (post-Levant)
    
    Shops
    -----
    Ghalla's Creature Repair, Junkyard Area:
      HealGrease						$  12
      HealGrease Plus					$  50
      HealGrease Complete					$ 500
      TimeMinder Tear					$ 500
    
    Zordo's Gun Palace, Bricks:
      Pre-owned Shieldcell					$ 100
      HealGrease						$  12
      HealGrease Plus					$  50
      Eluder band						$1200
      Wristbands of Whacking				$1200
      TimeMinder Tear					$ 500
      Glodent						$ 500
     After the MysTech Tunnels:
      Vistin ThreeBeam					$ 300
      Vistin Spikehead					$ 300
     After Sunder:
      Batt							$1000
     After Hephaestus:
      Stargent Sleepshank					$2000
    
    Plib the Seller, MysTech Museum:
      Glodent						$ 500
     After Sunder:
      Poisoner						$ 500
      PoisonSpin						$1000
      The Theories of Asagan (Rho - Scanalyze)		$1000
     After Hephaestus:
      Batt							$1000
      Bag o' Glodents					$2000
      Mysteria Scientifica (Rho - MysShield)		$ 500
    
    Vend-O-Mart, Sender Station:
      Vistin ThreeBeam					$ 300
      Pre-owned Shieldcell					$ 100
      HealGrease						$  12
      Megalocephalic Wendy					$  25
      Antiwinky Annulet (prot. Winky)			$1000
      Blood Filter Fascia (prot. Poison)			$1000
      Eluder Band						$1200
      TurboAlert Wristpincher (prot. Winky, Nuts)		$2000
      Speedsure Circlet (prot. Slow)			$1000
     post-Sunder
      Vistin Octogun					$ 600
      Cordicorps Shockclaw					$ 600
      Cordicom Powerbelt Cell (48/16/32)			$ 250
      HealGrease Plus					$  50
      Bindlebag						$ 200
     post-Hephaestus:
      Stargent Turboblaster					$2000
      Ballotine Crazyclaw					$2000
      Cubic Impactor					$2000
      Resonance Crystal					$2000
      Stargent Sleepshank					$2000
      Sender Standard Shieldcell (256/64/128)		$1000
    
    Pay2Pray, Sender Station:
     post-Sunder
      Glodent						$ 500
      FreezeZone						$1000
      PoisonSpin						$1000
      SlowStrike						$1000
     post-Hephaestus
      Batt							$1000
      Bag o' Glodents					$2000
      FreezeCubist						$2000
      PoisonBeams						$2000
      SlowMarch						$2000
    
    Tubby's Grease Shack, Sender Station Red Light District:
      HealGrease						$  12
      HealGrease Plus					$  50
      HealGrease Complete					$ 500
      TimeMinder Tear					$ 500
     post-Hephaestus:
      Batt							$1000
      Bag o' Glodents					$2000
    
    Excellent Choice, Votowne
      Vistin ThreeBeam					$ 300
      Vistin Spikehead					$ 300
      HealGrease						$  12
      HealGrease Plus					$  50
      HealGrease Complete					$ 500
      Bane							$ 500
      Freezo						$ 500
      Poisoner						$ 500
      Winkywind						$ 500
      Glodent						$ 500
      Fire Retardant Roundlet				$1000
      FreezeMeNot Loop					$1000
      TurboAlert Wristpincher				$2000
      Antiwinky Annulet					$1000
     After Rictus' ship:
      Votowne Beltcell					$1500
      WinkyVortex						$2000
      Bag o' Glodents					$2000
      Batt							$1000
    
    Parvenute's Fancy Things, OneGate Station
      Regenergy Round					$4000
      HealGrease Complete					$ 500
      TimeMinder Tear					$ 500
    
    Ed's House o' Crap, Hephaestus Slums
      Vistin Blader Staffhead				$ 600
      Static Pulse Injector					$ 600
      HealGrease						$  12
      HealGrease Plus					$  50
      HealGrease Complete					$ 500
      Fire Retardant Roundlet				$1000
      FreezeMeNot Loop					$1000
      TurboAlert Wristpincher				$2000
      Mysteria Shieldcell (64/64/64)			$ 500
      Mysteria Gold Shieldcell (128/64/80)			$1000
      Battlebot Shocksphere Upgrade				$ 200
    
    Shetruck's Slags, Hephaestus Entertainment District
      Batt							$1000
      Glodent						$ 500
      Bag o' Glodents					$2000
      Nutspark (Yellow, Fair)				$ 500
      NutsWalker (Yellow, Good)				$1000
      PsyPull (Obsidian, Fair)				$ 500
      PsyChain (Obsidian, Good)				$1000
     After Hephaestus:
      NutsHammer						$2000
      PsyPuppet						$2000
    
    Deplerd's Holy Relics, Hephaestus Entertainment District
      Bane							$ 500
      Banewave						$1000
      Fireslag						$ 500
      Firespire						$1000
     After Hephaestus:
      Baneblade						$2000
      Firecage						$2000
    
    Kerfuzuc's Fine Slags, Hephaestus Entertainment District
      Poisoner						$ 500
      PoisonSpin						$1000
      SlowSpout						$ 500
      SlowStrike						$1000
     After Hephaestus:
      PoisonBeams						$2000
      SlowMarch						$2000
    
    The Shuckskin Shop, Whitendon
      HealGrease Plus					$  50
      HealGrease Complete					$ 500
      Blood Filter Fascia					$1000
      FreezeMeNot Loop					$1000
      Wristbands of Whacking				$1200
      TimeMinder Tear					$ 500